FilAmFest 2017 Application Period Opens

August 10, 2017


Our application process is now in full effect! We’d love to have everyone that is interested in helping uplift the community and the talented people within it apply to be a part of our the Filipino American Arts and Culture Festival.

If you, or someone you know, are interested in becoming a sponsor, vendor, or performer, use and share the links below to become a part of FilAmFest 2017.

Sponsor Application:

Vendor Application:

Performer Application:


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Major announcement!

July 20, 2017

FilAmFest_announcementStay tuned to our Facebook page this Friday, July 21, 2017.

Also, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @FilAmFest!

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Filipino Heritage Night

May 20, 2016

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Join us on June 4th in Petco Park @ 7pm to watch our very own San Diego Padres go against the Colorado Rockies for our Filipino Heritage Night. Pre-game entertainment begins 5:45pm at the Park Blvd corner (not Park At The Park).

Not only will you get a discount by using the link ( and code PINOY16, but you will also get a limited edition t-shirt, commemorating the night!

A portion of each ticket sold through this event will support the HOUSE OF THE PHILIPPINES and their effort to fund their new building in Balboa Park’s International Cottages! Enjoy!

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“Theyre Watching” releases March 25. A major independent horror film Produced by a Filipino American from San Diego

March 21, 2016

theyre_watching_xlg“They’re Watching” is a horror/comedy thriller set in a small Eastern European village. Where old traditions and old superstitions are more abundant than coffee shops and free wi-fi. An American tv crew is filming a home improvement show where they quickly learn how hunting houses in the wrong place can flip into houses hunting you. See the trailer below.

The film is Produced by Mark Lagrimas. An up and coming producer in the entertainment industry and a fellow San Diegan from around the block. His friend since their college days at UCLA, Jonathan Wandag, was the film’s musical composer. Take some time to watch the film this friday and tell your friends. We will be hearing more from both Mark Lagrimas and Jonathan Wandag in the future as FilAmFest revamps itself to further support Filipinos in Art and Culture projects throughout San Diego.

For more info on the film go to

Mark Lagrimas (Producer)
Mark worked as an executive producer and financial consultant in Central and South America for several years, lending his services to the 1st Annual Panama Film Festival, as well as numerous local and international film productions.Mark has worked as an analyst for CBS Television, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, The Disney Channel, and ABC Studios, where he was entrusted with the analysis, archiving, tracking, reporting, and distribution of the studio’s most sensitive information. Mark has completed projects for several different global and Los Angeles studio departments, including marketing, publicity, consumer products, theatrical sales, network & cable television sales, television archives, and ad sales. Mark graduated from the University of California Los Angeles, with a double B.A. in Political Science and Asian American Studies, and a minor in Southeast Asian Studies.

Jonathan Wandag (Composer)
World of Wandag (Jonathan Wandag) is a full-blooded Igorot Kalinga. He’s also a film score and multi-media composer based in L.A.

He started out by composing music for small Independent shorts / films and animations. One of the student films he worked on, Dragon Boy, won the ACADEMY AWARD Gold, in Best Student Animation. This catapulted his career and now he works with some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

Some of his past clients include Access Hollywood, Insomniac Games, E.A., Survivor: Caramoan, XBOX, Fuse TV, WWE, Giselle Toengi, and more.  Currently he is composing music for Insomniac’s new release, Song of the Deep (a multi-platform game on Playstation, Xbox, and PC).

Jonathan graduated from the University of California Los Angeles, with a B.S. in Musicology.

For more on Jonathan Wandag go to:

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Kinda Kamayan: A Taste of FilAmFest & Delicious Filipino Cuisine

August 19, 2015


Kinda Kamayan is an original and immersive tasting experience that features the unique and bold Filipino-fusion cuisine of leading San Diego chefs. A first-time and of its kind event, you won’t want to miss all the mouth-watering specialty dishes to grace this newly opened restaurant!

“Kamayan” is a Filipino word that loosely translates to ‘shake hands,’ but when it comes to food, put those forks and spoons away because here it refers to the spirit of eating with your hands.

Ticket RSVP through Eventbrite to the event will include exclusive access to the Ocean Pacific Grille tasting arena and will include 6 food vouchers to numerous chef creations. Live Filipino cultural and modern performances will liven the night and specialized beer & wine pairings will be available.

++ Featured Chefs ++
Charles Andres, Ocean Pacific Grille
AC Boral, So Good & Delicious
& More TBA

++ Entertainment by ++

For any inquiries, please email

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Filipino Comedy Tour

August 18, 2015

The Filipino Comedy Tour SDnow 2015
The Filipino Comedy Tour:
Event FB Page:

Tix, Info & Qs: Contact BPC2015PAC at (619) 477-3383 or

Online tickets:
Military & Students discount: $20 per ticket
Special: Buy 5 tix & get 1 FREE
Fundraiser supporting the Foundation and Philippine American Celebration (BPC 2015 PAC)!

About The Filipino Comedy Tour

The Filipino Comedy Tour had a successful run in 2014 with SOLD OUT shows in Mississauga Canada, Toronto Canada, Los Angeles CA, Glendale CA and Honolulu HI. THE FILIPINO COMEDY TOUR will kick off its 2015 California tour August 27th in San Francisco to Los Angeles August 28th, and final show August 29th in San Diego. THE FILIPINO COMEDY TOUR features comics Ron Josol, Joey Guila, Justin Rivera, Keith Pedro, Rembrandt, and Micheal Quu who will have you laughing till it hurts! Special guest Rad Reyes will join the San Francisco show with music from DJ R1CKONE for all shows. The tour supports the Apl.De.Ap Foundation and the Philippine American Celebration.

About Foundation

The Foundation is a non-governmental organization committed to empowering Filipino youth.  We partner and collaborate with organizations on creative and innovate approaches to arts and technology. Our goal is to provide the tools to individuals, who are passionate and driven to make a difference in their lives and in the lives of others.

About the Philippine American Celebration

The Philippine American Celebration organized for the Balboa Park Centennial 2015 Philippine American Celebration Committee (PACC), a partnership of ten organizations serving the San Diego’s Philippine American communities. The PACC (with fiscal sponsor COPAO, a nonprofit 501c3) formed to develop an event highlighting Philippine arts, culture, and entertainment for the Balboa Park Centennial, which marks 100 years since the Panama-California Exposition.


Balboa Park Centennial 2015 Philippine American Celebration Committee (BPC2015PAC)

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Get Tickets for the Filipino Comedy Tour. Featuring: Joey Guila, Ron Josol, Keith Pedro, Michael Quu, Rembrandt, special guest Comedian/Magician Justin Rivera, and DJ R1CKONE.

July 21, 2015


Please support the Foundation and the Balboa Park Centennial 2015 Philippine American Celebration! Jois us for The Filipino Comedy Tour San Diego on Saturday, August 29th, at The Comedy Palace with 8pm and 10pm, featuring comedians Joey Guila, Ron Josol, Keith Pedro, Michael Quu, Rembrandt, special guest Comedian/Magician Justin Rivera, and DJ R1CKONE.

The Filipino Comedy Tour featuring comedians Joey Guila, Ron Josol, Keith Pedro, Michael Quu, Rembrandt, special guest Comedian/Magician Justin Rivera, and DJ R1CKONE

The Comedy Palace
8878 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard
San Diego CA 92123

The Filipino Comedy Tour tickets: $25 (18 & Over)
Military & Students with ID: $20
LaughTime: 8pm and 10pm
After Party $10 starting at 11:30pm
Current Offer: Buy 5 tix & get 1 FREE

Fundraiser supporting the Foundation and PACC

Tix, Info & Qs: Contact BPC2015PAC at (619) 477-3383 or


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Larry Itliong Day Press Release 2015

July 6, 2015
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Conserve your electricity today!

July 2, 2015

As an SDG&E Energy Solutions Partner we are spreading the word that “TODAY IS A FLEX ALERT DAY!” Please do your part to help conserve energy. Learn more at

Facebook –

Flex Alert

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Operation Samahan’s Open House

July 1, 2015

Our friends at Operation Samahan are inviting you to their upcoming Open House this July 7th @ 4:00-6:00pm at their National City Clinic building. Light food and refreshments will be provided with a tour of our facilities, meet and greet with the staff!

If you’re not able to make it, we will also have an Open House at our Mira Mesa clinic on Thursday, July 9th with the same hours.

Facebook Event Page:

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