OCA Partners with FANHS and UNIPRO to bring Filipino American representation to OCA National Conference

OCA Greater Houston has partnered with the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS-HTX) and UNIPRO Texas to bring an iconic showcase of speakers, authors, and films to the OCA National Convention, right here in Houston, Texas! Here is a reference for you to clear your calendar to make sure you catch these must-see films, panels,Continue reading “OCA Partners with FANHS and UNIPRO to bring Filipino American representation to OCA National Conference”

Eat, sing, dance, and hear stories for Filipino American History Month

Start your day on October 14, Saturday at 12 noon by visiting the Filipino Young Professionals (FYP) Filipino Street Festival at Levy Park.  Visit the Filipino Food and T-shirt booth and buy some Filipino BBQ or a chicken lollipop.  You can pick up a limited printed edition t-shirt with artwork created by Kristian Kabuay, preContinue reading “Eat, sing, dance, and hear stories for Filipino American History Month”

Congress Approves Congressional Gold Medal for Filipino World War II Veterans

Arrangements for President Obama’s signature for  historic legislation to be announced  Washington, D.C. Today, the U.S. Congress finally granted national recognition to the 260,000 Filipino and American soldiers who served under the United States Army Forces of the Far East (USAFFE). They have waited for more than 72 years. The House of Representatives approved S.1555, theContinue reading “Congress Approves Congressional Gold Medal for Filipino World War II Veterans”

The Filipino DJs of Houston

The Filipino American National Historical Society will kick off October as Filipino American History Month with a toast to the story of the Filipino American DJs of Houston. Watch the Texans game at Lincoln Bar and then help us toast our Filipino DJ History in Houston! BackgroundEast Coast and West Coast have recognized the contributionsContinue reading “The Filipino DJs of Houston”

October is Filipino American History Month

Filipino American History Month, also known as the Filipino American Heritage Month, is celebrated in the United States during the month of October. The Filipino American National Historical Society established Filipino American History Month in the year 1988. October 2, 2016 FAHM Kick-off -Our DJ HistoryLincoln Bar3:3o p.m.FREE/All Invited October 8, 2016 Buffalo Soldiers andContinue reading “October is Filipino American History Month”

Meet our new FANHS intern

Michelouis “Miko” Jao is a recent graduate from Houston Baptist University, with a B.A. in Government and a minor in Latin. In his new role as an intern with The Filipino American National Historical Society, he will work on GOTV, collaboration with other Asian Pacific Islander interns for OCA, maintain the non-profit database, phone bank,Continue reading “Meet our new FANHS intern”

Houston Chefs Take Note: Filipino Cuisine in Texas Unraveled by Yana Gilbuena

By Christy Panis Poisot (HOUSTON, TX) Self-proclaimed gypsy chef Yana Gilbuena, held a pop-up dinner in Downtown Houston’s Henke and Pillot on December 27, 2015, Kamayan style –where you eat with your hands. Gilbuena laid down ground rules before commencing the Sunday dinner – “serve with your left hand, eat with your right.” Filipino cuisineContinue reading “Houston Chefs Take Note: Filipino Cuisine in Texas Unraveled by Yana Gilbuena”

Congressional Gold Medal for WWII Filipino Veterans Gets a Boost in Texas

Students attending “Isang Mahal” (One Love) take a moment to support the Congressional Gold Medal for Filipino Veterans. HOUSTON, TX (Nov. 17, 2015) – Filipino American National Historical Society – Houston Chapter (FANHS-HTX) and National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) have joined forces to support the Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project (FilVETRep). OnContinue reading “Congressional Gold Medal for WWII Filipino Veterans Gets a Boost in Texas”

We have been here a lot longer than you think…

The history of Filipinos in Texas goes a lot further back than most would think.  From the nurses to the veterans to the first Filipino at Rice University.  We believe we are a part of American history and deserve to be recognized for our contributions to Texas history.  We look to uncover these stories, shareContinue reading “We have been here a lot longer than you think…”