Jan 31, 2023
at Philippine Community Center

FANHS-HTX First ELT Meeting 2023
@ Philippine Community Center

March 4, 2023
at Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Brown Auditorium

“Leonor Will Never Die” Screening
Presented by FANHS HTX Vice President
Cybil Saenz


March 11, 2023
at Missouri City Branch Library

Health(CARE) Heroes

celebrations with FANHS-HTX by nominating and recognizing the Filipino women in your life you consider to be Houston-area Healthcare Heroes!


April 1, 2023
at Menil Park

FANHS-HTX is turning 8! Celebrate with us by joining us at Menil Park on Saturday April 1st at 11am-3pm! Enjoy food, the outdoors, and Filipino American community-building!


May 20, 2023
7:30 PM at Shell Energy Stadium

AAPI Heritage Night! May 20th
Houston Dash vs the San Diego Wave



Jan 28, 2022
via Zoom

FANHS-HTX Welcome Mixer

Join us in a safe space to reflect on 2021, recognize one another, and talk about upcoming FANHS events for 2022 like the National Conference in Seattle, WA from August 11-13. It’s going to be an epic year!


Feb 15, 2022
via Zoom

We met with @avancehouston to learn about their amazing programs that offer personal and professional workshops for both youth and adults. These are incredible opportunities that will benefit the Houston community as a whole!

Avance Houston

Feb 24, 2022
via Zoom

Formulate with FANHS-HTX

Be a part of the planning!❣️FANHS-HTX invites our members to help formulate the plan for 2022. We have some ideas, but we need your input so it will work for you!


May 7, 2022
Menil Park

Free event for members and non-members. Celebrating 7 years of Filipino-American community-building.


June 25, 2022
Archway Gallery

FANHS-HTX Welcome Mixer

THIS SATURDAY 🚨 Our members event is now a members dessert event! 🤪 No need to bring anything — Just stop by Archway Gallery in Montrose for some FREE halo-halo and other Filipino desserts!


July 16, 2022
Woodson Research Center
Rice University

Join us as we explore the Rice University Fondren Library Woodson Research Center archives!

FANHS-HTX aims to facilitate the growth of a uniquely Filipino-American historical artifact collection for reference and research in future generations, as well as to have it available for appreciation in present day.



Jan 7, 2021
via Zoom

First Thursday Social

Join this virtual happy hour hangout and meet FANHS-HTX members, network, and bring your own beverage! Open and free to the public

Jan 16, 2021
2:00 PM via Zoom

This Saturday! FANHS-HTX presents iArchive Natin!: Preserving Our Family Artifacts

Please join us for our Saturday Session and learn about archiving with special guest Amanda Focke, Head of Special Collections from Rice University’s Woodson Research Center!

Free & Open to the Public

Feb 4, 2021
Via Zoom

First Thursday Social

Feb 13, 2021
via Zoom

Second Saturday Session
With Dr. Anne Chao of
The Houston Asian American Archive

To get a better sense of how important it is to capture good quality oral histories, please join us for an informative Saturday Session with…


Mar 4, 2021
7:00 PM via Zoom

Join us next week for our monthly First Thursday Social! We understand that parts of our city are in a state of recovery after the winter storm,…


Mar 13, 2021
2:00 PM
Via Zoom

Share your stories this weekend! FANHS-HTX is unveiling a new project “Sumulong” this weekend, and we would like to hear our community members’ experiences during the Winter Storm.


Mar 18, 2021
7:00 PM via Zoom

This Thursday! Join us for #ThirdThursdayTalk — A safe space to discuss our journeys of discovery to our own histories. Let’s unpack what we’ve found, what it means to be Filipino-American…


Mar 27, 2021
7:00 PM via Zoom

Celebrating Women’s History Month
Virtual Panel Discussion

Our FANHS-HTX President Dr. Pinky will be on PACCTX’s Women’s History Month Virtual Panel.


April 24, 2021
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

6th year anniversary of FANHS-HTX
Menil Park



June 11, 2021
OCA Houston

Our FANHS-HTX President Dr. Pinky will be moderating a virtual Q&A session after the screening of “The Celine Archive” with Director Celine Parreñas Shimizu at OCA HAAPI Film Fest


June 19, 2021
Lawndale Art Center

Join us on our first #FANHSHTXFieldTrip to support our very own Anthony Pabillano and Matt Manalo in The Big Show! We will be meeting on Opening Day at 3:30pm near the Lawndale Art Center Garden. This is a FREE public event!


July 31, 2021
11:00 a.m.-1:00pm

Very first #SulatSession yesterday went great! So many fresh perspectives and a ton of creativity! Keep your eyes peeled for future stories about our Houston Fil-Am community, brought to you by our very own FANHS-HTX members ❤️

Sept 9, 2021
7:00 PM via Zoom

Sulat Session

We will be having our next #SulatSession, but virtually this time for everyone’s comfort and safety.
Join us as we brainstorm and work through ways to generate relevant Fil-Am content…


Sept 22, 2021
7:00 PM via Zoom

Another #SulatSession tomorrow night at 7pm! We will be checking-in on the progress of our individual projects! Getting ready for FAHM next month 😁 Join us if you’re interested in writing your own piece on Fil-Am history or events!


Sept 24, 2021
Virtual Event

Kwento Installations: Mapping Out Your Life Stories

From September 24-26 2021, please join FANHS-HTX President, Dr. Pinky and CFO, Anthony Pabillano @anthonypabillano and many more…


Oct 1, 2021
6:00 PM @ Be More Pacific

FAHM Karaoke Night

Kick-off Filipino American History Month 2021 with FANHS-HTX!

Join us at @bemorepacific at 6pm for karaoke and food! Let’s celebrate 434 years of Fil-Am history! Open to the community.



Oct 9, 2021
5:00 PM @ Alief Arthouse

FANHSHTX x SEAPhoto Filipino American History Month Exhibition

Join us at @aliefarthouse to unveil Filipina-American curators/artists Erika Mei Chua Holum and Kat Cua’s latest work…

Link Video


Oct 28, 2021
7:00 PM @ Toyota Center

Filipino Heritage Month at Houston Rockets Game


View Gallery

Oct 30, 2021
5:00 PM
at Alief Art Houston

We at @fanhshtx are teaming up with @fyphouston to bring Houston a Filipino American History Month (FAHM) closeout extravaganza!


View Gallery

Nov 13, 2021
1:00 PM Virtual Event

A Writing & Storytelling Workshop

Our very own FANHS-HTX president Dr. Pinky will be co-hosting a virtual space to collectively process “unbelonging” for self-identified women of Filipino/a/x descent.


Dec 6, 2021
Evening @ PCCI

Looking forward to 2022! ✨ Last week, a few other Houston-based Fil-Am groups joined us at PCCI Community Center to make personal and community vision boards


VIew Gallery

Dec 7, 2021
5:00 PM @ Rice University

elebrate and appreciate Filipinx Activist History with @anakbayanrice at Rice University!

5:00PM – 6:30PM
Rayzor Hall, Room 119

Food will be provided by @adarna.htx


Dec 17, 2021
6:30 PM @ Archway Gallery

Join FANHS-HTX at our year-end Holiday Party!

As a thank you to our members and friends, we are gathering one last time in 2021 to celebrate the amazing year we’ve had together.



Jan 18, 2020
New Orleans

NaFFAA Meeting and visit to St. Malo, first Filipino settlement


Jan 25, 2020
3:30 pm
Winter Street Studios

We like finding excellence in simple things and bring the best of simple, easy-to-find ingredients by working with their best combinations.


March 8, 2020
Four Corners Brewing Co.

Love Filipino food or looking to experience it for the first time, join us for the first Dallas Filipino Food Festival!
Food Vendors: Not Your Lola’s, Marie’s Kitchen, Ulam Modern Filipino Kitchen, Hella Lumpia, Bilao, and Stephen Smith from Outlawed Ice Cream
Our other friends: Tadhana Supply Co., UniPro, Kill Joy


Four Corners Brewing Co. Facebook Page

March 9, 2020
6:30PM (Sharp)
Impact Hub Houston Pop-HUB

410 Pierce
Houston, Texas, United States, 77002-7550

Writing Our Stories: True Stories Inspired by Papers and Photographs

Don’t miss special guest and renowned author Grace Talusan as she conducts an intimate writing workshop in Houston.

Grace Talusan

Reserve Your Seat

March 10, 2020
Brazos Bookstore

2421 Bissonnet St, Houston, Texas 77005

Grace Talusan Book Signing & Conversation with Alden Sarte-Wood

The group will meet up and enjoy drinks at the Volcano afterward!

Grace Talusan

Brazos Bookstore

April 24, 2020

FANHS-HTX 5yr Anniversary Karaoke Party via Zoom

Zoom Link

June 20, 2020

Behind the Mask: Raising Our Voices In Pandemic Times Poetry Night

June 30, 2020

Philippine Graduation PGRAD by UniPro and General Consulate of Houston

Jun-Aug 2020

UNIPRO Mentorship program


July 28-31, 2020

FANHS-NOW Community Conversations

August 1, 2020

FANHS General Membership Meeting

October 2020

Celebrated Filipino American History Month



January 12, 2019
MATCH – Midtown Arts & Theater Center

Houston, Texas – Lumikha Arts Showcase: We Are Here. – Spoken Word performance “I Can Not Speak My Mind”


March 16-17, 2019

Bataan Memorial Death March – Education session, Congressional Gold Medal ceremony, and the march.


May 17, 2019



June 27-29, 2019

OCA National Convention

more photos in the mosaic below.

– HAAPI Film Fest support for FilAM Films: Pinays Rising Nothing on Us, ULAM, Call Her Ganda, Nightcaller
– Book Talk: Filipinos in Houston with Christy Poisot and Jenaha Maravilla
– Data Privacy 101 for the Asian American Community
– Three Congressional Gold Medals: Japanese, Filipino, Chinese all working together.
– Book Talk: Brown Skin White Minds with EJ David
– The Power of We: AAPI Womxn for Social Change with Evelyn Obamos

August 15-17, 2019

-2019 National Federation of Filipino American Associations – NaFFAA National Empowerment Conference
-Make It Count: Transforming Mindsets for 2020 and Beyond


September 13-15, 2019

Book Talk: Houston book tour stop for Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong



FANHS Houston has come a long way since 2015 when it was established. Our community is made up of mostly first and second-generation Filipino Americans. Our city does not graduate students in Asian studies or PhDs. We do not have Filipinos running for office. Houston is a working STEM city by day and by night – community activists.

We work to establish systemic ways that we are not forgotten. We create artifacts that will withstand all perpetuity by supporting to pass bills in Congress to recognize WWII Filipino veterans, collect oral histories and store them in the Rice University Houston Asian American Archives. We have written our Filipinos of Houston book to debut for Filipino American History month, we obtain mayoral proclamations to celebrate the history of our Filipino DJs, we create local documentaries – aired on our local TV station, we tour the only Buffalo soldier museum and share the story of the soldiers in the Philippines and we do spoken-word with our African American brothers and sisters.

For the past 5 years, FANHS-HTX has marched with the 8000 Bataan Memorial Death March attendees, to let others know Filipinos were an integral part of American history. Houston is home to the largest Medical center, built by Filipinos – we must be recognized. For Filipino American History Month, our annual day and night of storytelling we celebrate our elders as role models, and we stand on their shoulders to build and nurture the identity of future generations, not forgotten.

January 27, 2018

Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony at the Lone Star Flight Museum

February 2018

Flip ‘N Patties FANHS Filipinos of Houston Book Collection

March 2018

Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range and Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

April-May 2018

Work on Filipinos in Houston Book

June 2018

2018 FANHS National Conference Chicago

July 2018

Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony, San Antonio

August 2018

Rice University Tour of the Woodson Research Center

October 20, 2018

Filipinos in Houston Book Launch at Rice University Fondren Library

October 20, 2018

FANHS Anthony Guevara and Christy Poisot MC Isang Mahal

November 30, 2018

Book Signing at Winbern Mess Hall

December 9, 2018

OCA Greater Houston Supporters Holiday Party and Filipinos in Houston Book signing


January 2017
FANHS-HTX and NaFFAA Region 6 hosts NaFFAA National

On January 26-28, 2017 FANHS-HTX hosted the National Federation of Filipino Americans (NaFFAA) at Harmony School 9321 W Sam Houston Pkwy S, Houston, TX 77099.

January 26, Thursday. A flag was presented to S.H.A.P.E. Community Center at 3815 Live Oak, Houston, TX 77004. S.H.A.P.E. (Self-Help for African People through Education) Community Center was founded in 1969. When you walk into the building, photos of Martin Luther King and the many community members that have come through are posted on the wall. In one room is a cafeteria where weekly soul food is served for an affordable price to locals. Another room, to the left, is circular, this is the elders’ room.

Flags from all nations were posted there, all flags except the flag of the Philippines. Deloyd T. Parker, Jr. has been the Co-Founder and Executive Director of S.H.A.P.E. for over 46 years. PK (Peace Keeper) McCarey, a champion of the Filipino American National Historical Society mentioned that Parker was her mentor.

As NaFFAA and FANHS-HTX members entered the room, they were greeted by Parker and McCarey. The feeling was like coming into a family home. A few greeted with happy smiles, an elder with suspicious looks peering down her glasses. Eventually, she smiled. I brought my only Filipino flag which was marched on the Bataan Memorial Death March on White Sands Missile Range in 2016. Parker, McCarey, and other elders spoke a few words. FANHS President concluded with a poem. Brendan Flores as well reaffirmed the symbolism of bringing the flag the S.H.A.PE and why the flag is only making its presence known now.

SHAPE Community Center
S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, NaFFAA, and FANHS-HTX

March 19, 20 2017
FANHS-HTX Marches on Bataan Memorial Death March

FANHS-HTX and FilVetREP marched the Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range.  The evening before, a fundraiser for FilVetREP was held.  Over one hundred Filipinos from the El Paso community were in attendance.  See the photos of the gala here.

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October 2017
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, pre Filipino script, Baybayin artist.  The T-shirt will adorn the word “KAPWA”.  Kapwa is the core concept in Filipino personhood. Kapwa means how we are equal and connected to our fellow human beings. Click here to read more.

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October 25, 2017
Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Region 7 had 15 recipients represented in Washington D.C.
Watch the video here.

Delfin Adriatico Sr

Cresencio Docto

Segundina Garcia

Francisco Panis

Purisimo Reyes

Ubaldo Beato

Justo Dumlao

Gerundio Gatdula

Alfredo Quijano

Petra Ruiz

Pascual Carijutan

Byron Gambulos

Robert Morris

Francisco Ramirez

Federico Villamayor


February 24, 2016
12:00 to 12:50

Guest Lecture, Christy Poisot (ASIA 299) called “Discover Asia in Houston

254 of the Mechanical Laboratory (MEL) building Rice University

March 20, 2016

Bataan Memorial March, White Sands Missile Range


May 20, 2016

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – record your family stories on using the StoryCorp app via the White House Initiative for Asian American Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) initiative.


May 30, 2016
6:30 p.m.

Kamayan with Yana Gilbuena

307 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006


June 9-11, 17-18, 2016

Houston Asian American & Pacific Islander Film Festival featuring Little Manila


June 22-26, 2016

FANHS National Conference in
New York City


October 2, 2016
3:30-5:30 p.m.

FAHM Kick-Off
Our DJ History

Lincoln Bar
5110 Washington Ave., Houston, TX 77007

DJs of Houston Photos

October 8, 2016

The Buffalo Soldiers and The Philippine War

Buffalo Soldier Museum
3816 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77004



October 12, 2016
7:00 p.m.

Mayor Proclamation of Filipino American History Month and Forum

9671 Bissonnet Houston Texas 77036

October 15, 2016
Noon-5:00 p.m.

Filipino American History Film Fest + lectures

Rice University Anderson Hall
Room 117

Intergenerational Youth Panel

FilAm Author – Ray Burdeos
Filipino Martial Arts

Ancient pre-Filipino Script Baybayin

FILMS + Discussion

Duty to Country 20 min

Little Manila 30 min

Delano Manongs 30 min



October 19, 2016
6:30-8:30 p.m.

OCA TEa Talk – Why is Filipino American History important for all Asian American History

Red Cross 2700 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 777098

October 22, 2016

Isang Mahal

Connect with Miko Jao

College Station

October 29, 2016
Noon-6:00 p.m.

Filipino Street Fest

Bayou City Pavillion

December 2016
Congress Approves the Congressional Gold Medal for WWII Filipino Veterans

What’s Next?

The Filipino Veteran Recognition and Education Project Region 7 leadership will be collecting the names of veterans qualified and/or next of kin who can receive a bronze replica of the Congressional Gold Medal.  Evidence of service must be provided to ensure you will be a medal recipient.  A letter of confirmation will then be sent by the Filipino Veteran Recognition and Education Project acknowledging your veteran as a recipient.

To add a name of a veteran to the roster please complete the following relevant form:

Filipino Veterans Enrollment Region 7: form

Deceased Veteran or Family Member/Relative: form

December 15, 2016

DEADLINE CALL FOR PROPOSALS to the FANHS National Conference in New York



FANHS-HTX Chapter #32 is incorporated

June 24, 2015
7:00 p.m.

Lone Star College – Greenspoint
“Why Care About Oral History?”

July 26, 2015
3:00-6:00 p.m.

Warrior Paint

Hanh’s Gallery

October 2, 2015

FANHS-HTX goes to Washington D.C. for WHIAAPI


October 24, 2015

Warrior Paint Tour
at Isang Mahal

College Station


October 26, 2015

Advisory Board Meeting Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University

October 27, 2015

“Visions” Taping with Miya Shay, ABC-13


November 19, 2015
5:30-8:00 p.m.

Asian Americans in Houston: A Kaleidoscope of Cultures Location: The Heritage Society

December 19, 2015
4:30-8:00 p.m.

Warrior Paint Party
Lincoln Bar


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