Filipino-American Association of Pittsburg

Filipino-American Association of Pittsburg Check this page often to find information about the Filipino Community In Pittsburg. Have something to share? We'd love to hear it! The Filipino-American Association currently boasts...
• A membership of over 100 Filipino families and individuals
• Ownership of the Filipino-American Cultural Building
• In existence for over 55 years
• Participation in civic and other community events and projects
• Honors and Commemorates the Survivors of the Bataan Death March
• Provides scholarships to top Filipinos graduating from high school
• Promotes higher education
• Provides Filipino Cultural and Social Activities for the community
• An open door policy to welcome all Filipinos to join its ranks
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Operating as usual

We have Bonus Delivery today 1:30 pm!
11/01/2020

We have Bonus Delivery today 1:30 pm!

11/01/2020

Good morning!

We have more food pantry items to distribute today Sunday 11/1 at 1:30 pm. We’ll update what we have by noon.

To our Members and Clients,UPDATED 6/5/20 | The Filipino-American Association is abiding by the ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFI...
03/23/2020
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To our Members and Clients,

UPDATED 6/5/20 | The Filipino-American Association is abiding by the ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER OF THE COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA DIRECTING all businesses, with a facility in the County, to cease all activities at facilities located within the County except Minimum Basic Operations.

All public and private gatherings of more than 12 people occurring outside a household or living unit are prohibited, except for the limited purposes.

It is our understanding that the County has mandated our facility CLOSURE EXTENDED THRU JUNE 30. We will keep you posted as to when we will be allowed to re-open.

We apologize having to close and cancel any event that you have scheduled at our facility. We will endeavor to reschedule your Event based on date availability when business returns to normal.

Please contact Steve for a refund or discuss how to secure a future date for your Event.

Stay safe & shelter in place! For additional information please visit https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org

Get the most up-to-date information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Contra Costa County.

11/28/2019

Wishing you all a
Happy Thanksgiving
from the
Fil-American Association!

Election of new officers is TODAY at 2:00 pm!Members are encouraged to stop by the Building and be counted as you vote f...
11/10/2019

Election of new officers is TODAY at 2:00 pm!

Members are encouraged to stop by the Building and be counted as you vote for the various candidates. Lunch will also be served. See you all there!

345 Central Avenue, Pittsburg

Cha-cha time
10/27/2019

Cha-cha time

Thrill-er Niiiight!
10/27/2019

Thrill-er Niiiight!

Halloween Spooktacular!
10/27/2019

Halloween Spooktacular!

Come join us in celebrating Filipino-Heritage Month at the California Theater in downtown Pittsburg!October 27th at 5:00...
10/10/2019

Come join us in celebrating Filipino-Heritage Month at the California Theater in downtown Pittsburg!

October 27th at 5:00 pm. $30 music and dance performances.

Visit us TODAY at the ice cream booth from 11 am - 5 pm at Small World Park. The park is open for FREE admission! It is ...
08/31/2019

Visit us TODAY at the ice cream booth from 11 am - 5 pm at Small World Park. The park is open for FREE admission! It is a celebration of Camp Stoneman in Pittsburg. Military exhibits on display, food, and rides for the kids.

If you cannot attend the Thursday & Friday events, the Saturday event will be the most festive day. You can see all the ...
08/14/2019

If you cannot attend the Thursday & Friday events, the Saturday event will be the most festive day. You can see all the exhibits and have the kiddies enjoy the rides!

Join the Celebration Honoring the 65th Anniversary of Decommissioning Camp Stoneman!

It's a 3 day event hosted by the City of Pittsburg and Pittsburg Historical Museum.

We are co-sponsoring a portion of this event at Small World Park on Saturday, August 31st and we will be sharing exhibits of our local heroes who served in WWII.

We hope to see you all there!

Join the Celebration Honoring the 65th Anniversary of Decommissioning Camp Stoneman!It's a 3 day event hosted by the Cit...
08/01/2019

Join the Celebration Honoring the 65th Anniversary of Decommissioning Camp Stoneman!

It's a 3 day event hosted by the City of Pittsburg and Pittsburg Historical Museum.

We are co-sponsoring a portion of this event at Small World Park on Saturday, August 31st and we will be sharing exhibits of our local heroes who served in WWII.

We hope to see you all there!

03/25/2019
filipinoamericanassociation.org

One benefit of being a member of the Filipino-American Association of Pittsburg is that your child or grandchild is eligible for a monetary scholarship.

Already a Member? Applications are now being accepted!

Deadline is May 31, 2019. Don't miss out! Download the form and send it in today to be considered!

http://filipinoamericanassociation.org/2019-filam-members-direct.pdf

11/20/2018

Now reserving dates for upcoming special events in 2019. Call us today to book your event!

(510) 972-4379

Ready to celebrate another special event today!
11/10/2018

Ready to celebrate another special event today!

08/18/2018

Hope to see you all at the potluck picnic today. We will have the barbecue going for those that want to grill!

08/14/2018
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There are a lot of Filipino nurses in the United States. That's part of a history built on colonialism and labor. #FAHM2017

FYI everyone, attached is Roger's obituary.
05/15/2018

FYI everyone, attached is Roger's obituary.

Bataan Death March Survivor Series:EDWARD ROS ABINSAY was born in Albay, Philippines on October 13, 1919, the eldest of ...
01/26/2018

Bataan Death March Survivor Series:

EDWARD ROS ABINSAY was born in Albay, Philippines on October 13, 1919, the eldest of six children. He joined the Philippines Scouts and subsequently enlisted in the U.S. Army. As a World War II veteran, Edward was a survivor of the Bataan Death March and Corregidor. He also was a Korean War veteran.

Edward’s military service earned him the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation and was awarded the Silver Star. Edward unselfishly devoted and dedicated his life to his country. He retired in 1964 with over 20 years of military service.

Continuing his Army connection, he worked for the U.S. Army Reserve Center in San Pablo and in Rio Vista until his full retirement in 1989.

After retirement, Edward was never idle. He volunteered full-time at the Pittsburg Senior Citizen Center. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and following the San Francisco Giants. He was an active member of the Filipino-American Association of Pittsburg, Filipino Seniors Folk Dance Troupe, the Filipino Catholic Society, American Legion Post 151, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Edward was most happy when he was with family and friends, “exchanging stories,” and listening to big band music, and following world politics. He was a man who gave unconditional love to his family and friends.

Join us as we celebrate his courage and service...

http://filipinoamericanassociation.org/2018-fall-of-bataan-corregi.html

Bataan Death March Survivor Series:(Press release from the Public Relations Section, G-2; Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces...
01/24/2018

Bataan Death March Survivor Series:

(Press release from the Public Relations Section, G-2; Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces, Pacific Oceans Areas, APO 958�c/o San Francisco, California; February 21, 1945.)

First Lieutenant Damaso (Dan) K. Basco, a slight, mild-spoken survivor of the Death March and a veteran of Bataan, is here in an Army hospital recovering from wounds suffered at the climax of his three-year battle with the (Japanese) in the Philippines. Army surgeons have already removed the jagged mementoes of (Basco’s) final clash with the (Japanese,) mortar shell fragments lodged in the small, but wiry body which stood up under the hellish trek from Bataan to Camp O’Donnell and the fierce jungle melees with ambushed (Japanese.)

But the 32-year-old cavalry lieutenant knows that no scalpel, however delicately handled, can relieve (Basco) of memories less inspiring than those of American infantry columns smashing down the Luzon plain toward Manila. And he's not so sure he wants to forget.

Three years ago, Lt. Basco staggered from the dust-heap defenses of Bataan and fell into a ragged, exhausted column of Filipino and American soldiers seized by the (Japanese) when the historic battle ended. Jammed in the middle of the wretched triangle. Basco saw (Japanese) guards bayonet wounded yanks who faltered in the devilish march from Bataan to camp O’Donnell, where all prisoners were herded.
"They wouldn't let us eat or drink. They bayoneted and shot thirst-crazed men who fell into rice paddies. The same to Filipino civilians who lined the roads and offered the ghastly column what little food they could," Basco said. There wasn't only one Death March, sir. Every group rounded up, large or small, made a Death March, and everyone was as brutal as the other."

In sty-like, disease-ridden Camp O’Donnell, prisoners were beaten, starved and tortured, and the (Japanese) seemed to enjoy every minute they did duty there. Sanitary conditions were abominable. The (Japanese,) anxious to convert unwilling Filipinos, visited the worst cruelties on helpless Americans. But Filipinos, too, suffered unspeakably.
Months later, Lt. Basco, then suffering from dysentery, was assigned to a farm job, finally was named a plantation inspector. That meant getting out of O’Donnell. Then one day when visiting the Tarlac province town of Camiling, he heard of the guerrilla movement. He "resigned his position."
Quickly, Basco joined a band of guerrilla fighters operating west of Lingayen Bay, where an experienced detachment under the overall command of an American officer, was plaguing the (Japanese.) This meant long overdue revenge for himself and for his American comrades still at O’Donnell.
"We never took prisoners. We killed the (Japanese,) kept their equipment for our own use. The (Japanese) were always buried, though. Police detachments or patrols never found them. One day the enemy came to our little town and bayoneted 20 people who refused to betray us."
Lt. Basco's guerilla platoon, occupied mostly with ambush and sabotage, went all out a few days before American forces hit Lingayen Gulf. Every (Japanese) they could find in the area, they killed. Bridges were blown up. Supply columns were attacked.

Sometime later, Basco’s platoon made contact with an infantry regiment in the 40th Infantry Division, prominent in the Luzon fighting. Teamed with an American assault unit, he and his men stormed Agno, west of Lingayen. There a (Japanese) mortar fired the shell that tore open his arm and chest, knocking him out of the fight. Shortly after, he was in a Hawaiian island hospital.

Lt. Basco, who fought with the famed 26th Cavalry under Lt. General Jonathan Wainwright, wants to get back to Luzon to see his wife and three-year-old daughter, Dulce. He also wants to study cavalry tactics at an American army school on the mainland. Because, despite all he has been through--Bataan Death March, the jungle fighting, and days of fear--Damaso K. Basco is not yet ready to stop fighting for the Philippines.

Join us as we celebrate his courage and service...

http://filipinoamericanassociation.org/2018-fall-of-bataan-corregi.html

Bataan Death March Survivor Series:Blas Nielo Nazareta served in the United States Army for 30 years. A survivor of the ...
01/22/2018

Bataan Death March Survivor Series:

Blas Nielo Nazareta served in the United States Army for 30 years. A survivor of the Bataan Death March and Korean War, he earned several medals including the Victory Medal in World War II, Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, and many other decorations.

When Bataan fell, Blas was on the front lines. His commanding officer told him to surrender but he refused. Blas tried to escape, but was captured and became one of the soldiers who marched the March Of Death. He escaped again by rolling down the culvert and waited until the Japanese guard was looking the other way. He crawled to the tall bushes until it was safe to do so. Blas made his way to Pampanga and Bulacan Provinces and finally to Manila where he joined the guerilla forces.

In 1944, while on a mission to gain information of Japanese activities around Manila, Blas was again captured. He was in possession of sketched information of the Japanese airfield and facilities and hid the information in the sole of his shoes. After 24 hours of interrogations, the Japanese never found the paper and finally let him go. Blas returned to his commanding officer with the information and was sent to the South Pacific and finally to the headquarters of General Douglas MacArthur.

In 1953, Blas retired as 1st lieutenant from military service and settled his family in Pittsburg, California. He enjoyed watching sports news and was an avid San Francisco Giants and 49ers fan.

He was a member of the American Legion, V.F.W., National Association for Uniformed Services, AARP, and the Retired Officers Association. Blas helped hospitalized veterans and several other clubs and charitable organizations. He belonged to St. Peter Church and the Filipino Catholic Society. He was a proud, founding member of the Fil-American Association and was the oldest among the original Filipino families establishing the Filipino community.

Blas was born on February 3, 1902 and past on June 4,1996

Join us as we celebrate his courage and service...

http://filipinoamericanassociation.org/2018-fall-of-bataan-corregi.html

Announcing our Valentine's Day Candy Drive!We are now taking See's Candy orders for that box of chocolates to give to yo...
01/02/2018
Valentine's Candy Drive | Filipino-American Associationof Pittsburg, Inc.

Announcing our Valentine's Day Candy Drive!

We are now taking See's Candy orders for that box of chocolates to give to your special Sweetheart!

http://filipinoamericanassociation.org/hall-rental/winter-candy-drive.html

Do you love See’s Candy? The Filipino-American Association is sponsoring a candy drive fundraiser for our Association. Save time from long lines at the mall and use ourorder form to choose a holiday package.

The Filipino-American Association is sponsoring a candy drive fundraiser for our Association. Save time from long lines ...
11/17/2017

The Filipino-American Association is sponsoring a candy drive fundraiser for our Association. Save time from long lines at the mall and make your purchase from us.

See’s Candy makes great gift ideas! Stuff Christmas stockings with a Gift Certificate! Bring a box of chocolates to your family Christmas party! Enjoy delicious See’s Candy all for yourself!

http://www.filipinoamericanassociation.org/hall-rental/winter-candy-drive.html

11/17/2017

Something sweet is happening Friday morning...stay tuned for the announcement!

Join us...if you dare!HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALLSaturday, October 28, 20175:30-MidnightFilipino-American Association Cultura...
09/09/2017

Join us...if you dare!

HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALL

Saturday, October 28, 2017
5:30-Midnight

Filipino-American Association Cultural Building
345 Central Avenue, Pittsburg, California

Proceeds go toward funding College Scholarships awarded by the Filipino-American Association of Pittsburg. For more information visit:
http://filipinoamericanassociation.org/scholarship.html

Tickets on sale NOW! Limited tickets available for Ghouls and Gals to attend.

Halloween is approaching fast and we have Spooktacular Plans in store for you!Save the date: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28THJoin ...
09/05/2017

Halloween is approaching fast and we have Spooktacular Plans in store for you!

Save the date: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28TH

Join us as we dress up, celebrate and fundraise for the Filipino-American Association Scholarship Fund. Stay tuned for more details to be announced

08/12/2017

Come on out to Small World Park today and join us at the picnic! You can still attend and tickets are available at the entrance even if you did not call for reservations. We would love to see you all!

Kids rides, crawfish fishing, food and fellowship.

Opens at 11. Come on down!

Join us! 3 Zumba sessions offered daily at the Filipino-American Association Cultural Building, 345 Central Avenue in Pi...
08/09/2017

Join us! 3 Zumba sessions offered daily at the Filipino-American Association Cultural Building, 345 Central Avenue in Pittsburg. See you there!

Reminder:Summer Potluck Picnic Saturday, August 12th from 11am to 5 pm at Small World Park in Pittsburg. Join us and res...
08/02/2017

Reminder:

Summer Potluck Picnic Saturday, August 12th from 11am to 5 pm at Small World Park in Pittsburg. Join us and reserve your free tickets today!

See you there...

Announcing: Daily Zumba Fitness at the Filipino-American Association Cultural Building!Join Dulce on Monday thru Friday ...
08/01/2017

Announcing: Daily Zumba Fitness at the Filipino-American Association Cultural Building!

Join Dulce on Monday thru Friday mornings 9-10 am and Monday thru Thursday evenings 6-7 pm and 7:30-8:30 pm. $4 per session.

Located at: 345 Central Avenue, Pittsburg

It's fun...It's Fitness...It's Zumba!

We want to thank all of you who joined us for our Casino Bus Trip fundraiser yesterday. We hope you had a good time and ...
07/18/2017
Scholarship | Filipino-American Associationof Pittsburg, Inc.

We want to thank all of you who joined us for our Casino Bus Trip fundraiser yesterday. We hope you had a good time and look forward to you joining us on again on our next trip. Stay tuned as we plan our next one and tell a friend!

Proceeds from this fundraiser go toward college scholarships that the Filipino-American Association awards to high school students every summer. Learn more about our program and eligibility requirements here:

http://filipinoamericanassociation.org/scholarship.html

Our Scholarship Program was established since 1959 and we are proud to continue this legacy: To support our Youth in their pursuit of a College Degree. Education expands one’s horizons; it brings hope for a better future. Every year since its inception, a Team of Highly-Educated Volunteers, evaluat...

Hope to see you all there. More details on this event to follow in the coming days.
07/09/2017

Hope to see you all there. More details on this event to follow in the coming days.

Only a few seats left. Call now to secure your spot for a fun day of fellowship and gaming with your friends at Black Oa...
07/01/2017

Only a few seats left. Call now to secure your spot for a fun day of fellowship and gaming with your friends at Black Oak Casino & Resort!

The Filipino-American Association appreciates your support for this event which benefits College Scholarships given out annually.

Reserve your seat today. Limited spots available!

Address

345 Central Ave (Mailing: PO Box 8693)
Pittsburg, CA
94565

General information

The Filipino-American Cultural Building is available to rent for private functions. Contact Steve Valenzuela at (510) 972-4379 to schedule a tour of the building or to book your event. More information is available on the web at www.filipinoamericanassociation.org

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My first time to see this website. I am Fil-AM. :) I am just freezing cold. Care for some sopas anyone? Keep safe and warm
Viva Santo Nino!!!!
Hello mga Kababayan. I am looking for a room to rent in Pittsburg. Ako po ay isang math teacher. My first day on the job is this coming December 2, 2019. My school is Martin Luther King Jr. Junior High School; 2012 Carion Court. Salamat...
I'd like to invite the Fil-Am Club to our Winter Paint Class at the Pittsburg Moose Lodge. The photo below is what we will be painting just in time for the Holidays! If interested, please call to reserve your seat. Thanking you in advance!
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For your information: I know many of the predeceased Fil-Am members deserve this Congressional Gold Medal of Honor. Please pass the word along. Thank you.
I wanted to know if you have already informed the Filipino community about the WWII Filipino Congressional Gold Medal of Honor? I will attach a link to this post. Take care.
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