FilCom Center Unveils Month-Long Activities For Filipino American History Month

October is Filipino American History Month, marking the anniversary of the first recorded presence of Filipinos in the United States in which “Luzones Indios” landed at what is now Morro Bay, California on October 18, 1587. They were aboard the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Esperanza.

Filipino American History Month recognizes the history, culture, and contributions of Filipino Americans in the United States.

The FilCom Center and other community organizations are dedicated to the perpetuation, preservation, and celebration of Filipino culture in Hawaii. For the month of October, FilCom is hosting a series of events at its Community Center. To RSVP for any of the events below. Visit

One Filipino: Public Forum
October 22, 10am to 2pm
Share the Filipino American voice to ensure Hawaii’s bright future. Join the public forum and get to know the candidates in the 2022 Hawaii General Elections. The non-partisan forum aims to raise political awareness among the Filipino community by engaging with candidates and educating Filipinos the power of voting. Admission is free.

Pusong Filipinx Market

October 22, 3 to 6:30pm
Explore products made by Filipinx millennials, creatives and small businesses in this pop-up market. Admission is free.

October 22, 5:30 to 9:30pm
Kamayan is a cultural immersion event that gathers the community to experience Filipino communal dining and eating with hands (kamay). There will also be educational workshops, performances and a vendor market. Admissions range from $80 to $90.

KABATAAN: Filipino For Kids Fall Fall Fun Program

October 29, 8:30 to 11:30am
Celebrate Filipino American History Month and Halloween with interactive fun activities such as storytelling, mask making, learning Filipino languages and a photo booth featuring Filipiniana inspired costumes. Admission is free but spots are limited to only 20 spots for children aged 5 to 12.

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