Conference Time: Get Excited, FANHS Family!

FANHS Family! Are you excited for The 19th Biennial Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) National Conference?

Please enjoy this beautiful video

and remember that FANHS was born from a deep, collective love. Let’s share and grow that love and respect for all people(s)/things Filipino American, this week and into the future. ❤

FANHS- A Retrospective (40th Anniversary 2022)
FANHS (Filipino American National Historical Society) Seattle, WA. A retrospective interview with co-founders Dorothy Laigo Cordova and Fred Cordova (interview in 2008). Reflections on how FANHS began, the core priority of researching, documenting, and sharing Filipino American history, and milestones of the FANHS organization. (40th Anniversary- 2022). Cordova Family Archival Collection. 14 minutes

2022 FANHS Conference Scholarship Awards

The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) Scholarships and Awards
Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the FANHS 2022 Conference Scholarship
Awards. Each award will cover the cost of the FANHS conference student registration at a
minimum. In addition to the conference registration fees, monetary awards will also be awarded courtesy of the named donors below. The monetary awards will be announced and given at the conference, August 11-13, at Seattle University. CONGRATULATIONS to all the awardees!

THANK YOU to all who donated funds to the scholarship awards.

Tiffany Pascua Memorial Scholarship Award
● Anaya Gillette – Wilson High School, Long Beach, CA

Emily P. Lawsin FANHS Conference Scholarship for Student Members
● Raymart Billote – University of Hawaii, West Oahu
● Marissa Halagao – Punahou School, Honolulu, HI

Dr. Danilo Soriano Student Scholarship Awards
● Caitlin Jayne Agnes – Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
● Blaine Bacerra – Kapolei High School, Kapolei, HI
● James Juian Castillo – DeVry University, Los Angeles, CA
● Kristine Cristobal – University of Alaska, Anchorage
● Tomi Cruz – University of Washington
● Princes Diane De Leon – The Bernard & Anne Spitzer School of Architecture,
● Allyza Espinosa – Roosevelt High School, Honolulu, HI
● Mariah Iris Ramo – Waipahu High School, HI
● Halle Myan Umayam – San Diego State University
● Lauren Watarida – Kapolei High School, Kapolei, HI

FANHS Trustees Conference Awards
● Filipino Curriculum Project – Students participating in a panel at the conference

FANHS Chicago Scholarship Award
● John Paul Dela Rosa – Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

Sincerely, FANHS Scholarship & Awards Committee
Trustees Ruben Salazar (Chair), Karen Pennrich, Victoria Santos, and
FANHS National President Emily P. Lawsin (ex-officio)

2022 FANHS National Conference Scholarship


Update 07/11/22: Scholarship deadline EXTENDED!

Eligibility – Open to all high school, community college and/or undergraduate university students (18 years old or above) of Filipino descent who would like to attend the FANHS National Conference in Seattle, WA on August 11-13, 2022

  1. To apply for the FANHS National Conference Scholarship, applicants must complete this application form online: (Google Form link – on or before Sunday, July 17, 2022. Applications submitted after the due date will not be considered.
  2. The Scholarship awardee’s names will be announced at the 2022 Conference banquet.

Thank You,

FANHS National Scholarship and Awards Committee
Ruben Salazar, Karen Pennrich, Victoria Santos

FANHS Greater Seattle Chapter Filipino American Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project Event

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Watch the video recording of the November 11, 2021 Veterans Day Presentation:

On Veterans Day, Thursday November 11, 2021 at 3 pm PT, to honor those who served, Filipino American National Historical Society – Greater Seattle Chapter presented the stories of veterans of the Vietnam War who grew up and live in our Filipino American community in the Greater Seattle area.

  • Moderator Larry Alcantara served in the US Marines, 3rd Marine Division (Vietnam 1967 – 1968): “These are deeply personal stories of the intersection of humanity and war. Not found in books nor movies. Veterans mostly do not talk about their service. Here you get a rare peek into the room…. History which is not taught in school, personal history rarely talked about. A rare glimpse inside with those who served as boots on the ground.”
  • Carlito delos Santos served in the US Marines, Force Logistics Support Group Alpha (Vietnam 1967 to 1969)
  • Norm Dumlao served in the US Army, 8th Air Cavalry (Vietnam 1968 – 1969)
  • Benjamin C. Presas served in the US Army, 48th Helicopter Company (Vietnam 1969 – 1970)
  • Vince Visaya served in the US Air Force, 56th Air Commando Group (Vietnam 1969 – 1970)
  • FANHS Filipino American Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project Coordinator John Ragudos served in the US Army, 278th Signal Company (Vietnam 1969 to 1970)

Thank you for your service. Welcome home.

Vietnam Vets = Wing Luke + FANHS 11/11

We will be screening the Filipino American Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project the Wing’s theatre on Saturday November 11th 2017 at 10:30am, in commemoration of our Vets.


Wing Luke Event Calendar Link

Filipino American Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project

In honor of Veterans Day, The Wing will be showing short films featuring Filipino American, Chinese American and Japanese American veterans throughout this day. Free with regular admission; $2 off military discount.

FANHS Filipino American Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project – November 11, 2017   27 minutes  Pereda Yano Productions

“Three years ago FANHS (Filipino American National Historical Society) began filming the memories and experiences of Filipino American Vietnam veterans in a round table format.  What usually would be a 90 minute session turned into a 4 hour marathon with the men telling stories they had never shared before. Ador Yano filmed the session while I was leading the conversations which were the best interviews I ever conducted.”  – Dorothy Cordova, FANHS Executive Director

This 27 minute film contains excerpts from those discussions, led by Dorothy Cordova and organized by John Ragudos, a Vietnam veteran and FANHS member who was instrumental in convincing the veterans to tell their stories. Dorothy, along with her late husband Fred Cordova, founded FANHS in the 1980s.

FANHS is still thriving and capturing the histories of Filipino Americans throughout the country. Dorothy, a well known and respected historian and archivist, continues as the Executive Director and resides in Seattle. She is the author of `Filipinos in Puget Sound” (2009 – part of the Images in America series by Arcadia Publishing, Seattle: WA).

FilAm Slavery – a Community Conversation

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Join FANHS as we confront and discuss modern day slavery in the aftermath of Lola Eudocia Pulido’s story in The Atlantic by Alex Tizon.

This will be an open forum where attendees can share their feelings on The Atlantic story, and also perspectives on the situation of domestic servitude/slavery within the United States, the Philippines, and abroad.

Please join us at FANHS National HQ in the Central District – lower level archives. Parking lot in rear of building.

Thank you Aunt Dorothy Cordova for hosting.

810 18th Ave, Seattle WA 98122
Wednesday, May 24th (Part 1)
6:00pm to 8:00pm

REGISTER at our Facebook Event Page
Forum Part 2 will be on Wednesday, May 31st.