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Celebrating FAHM 2022 in St. Bernard
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Celebrating FAHM 2022 in St. Bernard

The Philippine-Louisiana Historical Society (PLHS) kicked-off Filipino American History Month (FAHM) with a series of events in St. Bernard Parish. On October 1st the community gathered at multiple venues in St. Bernard to celebrate the beginning of a month dedicated to remembering Filipino American history. View event flyer in FIlipinoLa archive. The day began with…

What’s Cooking for FAHM 2022
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What’s Cooking for FAHM 2022

The 2022 Filipino American History Month celebration on October 1, 2022, featured Filipino foods prepared by local Filipino chefs. Merienda was served at the Islenos Museum Complex. A selection of sweets and Filipino coffee kept the crowd satisfied until dinner was served down the road at the Historic St. Bernard Courthouse where the FAHM Gala…

PAWAL Hosts Halo-Halo Workshop
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PAWAL Hosts Halo-Halo Workshop

On August 27th, the Philippine American Women’s Association of Louisiana (PAWAL) hosted a Halo-Halo Workshop at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, (SOFAB) at 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd in New Orleans. Forty attendees learned about making the toppings for halo-halo and assembling the desert. The workshop started with a greeting from PAWAL president Jessica Bayuga who introduced the…

124th Philippine Independence Day Celebration in the Town of Jean Lafitte
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124th Philippine Independence Day Celebration in the Town of Jean Lafitte

On June 4th in the Town of Jean Lafitte, Louisiana, members of the state’s Filipino American community gathered to celebrate the 124th Philippine Independence Day. The celebration honored the legacy of Filipinos who fought for their country’s independence and highlighted the richly connective histories between the Philippines and Louisiana.  At Manilla Village Plaza, Philippine Honorary…

News Coverage of St. Malo Marker Unveiling
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News Coverage of St. Malo Marker Unveiling

The Philippine Louisiana Historical Society unveiled the St. Malo Historical Marker Saturday November 9th. Watch TFC Balitang America’s coverage of the event. Read “From Manila to the Marigny: How Philippine Pioneers Left a Mark at the ‘End of the World’ in New Orleans.” In the build-up to the event, a number of news organizations wrote…

FAHM Photo Contest Winners
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FAHM Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the four winners of our first Filipino American History Month Photo Contest. We were impressed with the photographs and the wonderful descriptions that explained the significance of the photographs to the community. You can view all of the submissions in our photo gallery. Winners Filipino American Community Mahjong Playing Mahjong is part of Chinese…

Filipino American History Month Symposium Schedule
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Filipino American History Month Symposium Schedule

Philippine-Louisiana Historical Society (PLHS) in partnership with the Philippine Consulate Generals in Honolulu and Chicago, and Louisiana community organizations is hosting the Filipino American History Month Symposium, October 8th in the Convocation Annex at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. The event aims to explore the history of Filipino migration to the United States and discuss policies…