Kapisanan Pilipino

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Kapisanan Pilipino of New Orleans was a Filipino community organization founded in the city in April 1919. The society had three objectives: 1) education, 2) charity and 3) patriotism.[1]

In 1921, the organization merged with Sociedad Hispano Filipino de Beneficencia which was founded in the city in 1870. [1] The new organization kept the Tagalog name "Kapisanan Pilipino," which means Filipino Society, and dropped the Spanish name.

The date of disbandment is not known, but records indicate that the groups non-profit status was revoked in 1997.



Pedro De Jesus, president

Roman B. Moreno, vice-president

Nicacio Balina, treasurer

Joseph W. Etnas, financial secretary

Quintin de la Cruz, sergeant at arms


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Two Filipino Societies Fuse in New 'Kapisanan Pilipino'" The Times-Picayune [New Orleans] 21 Jul. 1921 (9).