Filipino Cinema Takes Center Stage at FACINE’s 23rd Annual Filipino International Cine Festival


The 23rd Annual Filipino International Cine Festival kicks-off with opening ceremonies that started on October 18 at the Diego Rivera Theater, City College of San Francisco. The annual festival presents works by and/or about the Filipino, and promotes the interest of cinema from the Philippines and the Filipino diaspora.


Festival screenings take place from October 19 to 22 at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. Nine feature-length films and four short films will be screened.

These include: (Top, L-R) Ari, Aswe, Barber’s Tales, Dahling Nick, Echorsis, Komikero Chronicles; (2nd Row, L-R)  Kusina, Laut, Oda sa mga Nangangarap, Pamilya Ordinaryo, The Little Reader, and Vampariah.

The 23rd Annual Filipino International Cine Festival is co-presented by FACINE, PAWA Inc,, Philippine Studies Department of City College of San Francisco, and TFC.

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City of Carson Celebrates the Life and Times of FilAm Farm Labor Union Leader Larry Itliong on October 22


The City of Carson holds the 7th ANNUAL LARRY ITLIONG DAY CELEBRATION on October 22, Saturday, at theVeterans’ Park in Carson, California, in honor of Larry Itliong, who began the Great Delano Grape Strike in 1965.  The celebration starts with a parade at 9:00 a.m., followed by a program at 10:00 a.m. Admission is free.


FilAms to Rock the Greek Theatre with “Halo-Halo at Sari-Sari” on Sunday, October 23


THE FIL-AM SHOW: HALO-HALO AT SARI-SARI features an inter-generational lineup of performers and artists that highlights the rich contributions of Filipinos in America over the years.

Filipino music icon and former TFC ambassador Gary Valenciano headlines the show, together with his son, Gab Valenciano.  Joining them are AJ Rafael, Andrew Garcia, Arianny Celeste, Brian Puspos, Brian Viloria, Cookies, Devotion, Drop N Harmony, Jocelyn Enriquez, JR Aquino, Kai, Liane V, Mama Bares, Manny Streetz, Masta Plann, Pinay, and Tim Atlas.

Experience world-class performances and gastronomic treats in this concert-cum-expo on Sunday, October 23, at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA.  Doors open at 4:00 p.m., concert starts at 6:00 p.m.

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Ryan Cayabyab & The Ryan Cayabyab Singers Bring their U.S. Tour to Los Angeles and Honolulu



OPM (Original Pilipino Music) icon Ryan Cayabyab and The Ryan Cayabyab Singers (RCS) –- recognized as the Philippines’ seven-part powerhouse ensemble — travel to Los Angeles at Plaza Del Sol Valley Performing Arts Center-California State University Northridge, California on October 23, Sunday at 6:00pm then culminate theirUS Concert Tour on October 28, Friday, at 7:30 p.m. at the New Life Theatre in Honolulu, HI.  This musical “dream team” brings its remarkable brand of performance and artistry that have wowed audiences in this U.S. tour.

For tickets and more information:  (Pia Lopezbanos-Carrion, ABS-CBN International)

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