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FAFC Children Classes to resume in Fall 2019

posted Dec 31, 2018, 1:35 AM by Rae Santos

Hello All,
Due to preparations for FAFC's major upcoming event on March 9, 2019, the FAFC officers have canceled FAFC children classes in Spring 2019.  Classes will resume in Fall 2019.  

Thanks for the understanding! 
FAFC Officers

Thankful for the Cultural Coilition of Washington County Grant!

posted Dec 24, 2018, 2:18 PM by Rae Santos   [ updated Dec 24, 2018, 2:19 PM ]

Tickets Available Now for the 40th Anniversary and 2019 Debutante Ball

posted Dec 14, 2018, 11:16 AM by Rae Santos   [ updated Dec 31, 2018, 1:38 AM ]

The Filipino-American Friendship Club of Oregon (FAFC) will be presenting their 9th group of debutantes and celebrating the club’s 40th Anniversary of sharing the Filipino heritage.

DATE:  Saturday, March 9, 2019
TIME: 5:00 PM No Host Cocktails; Dinner, Program, and Dancing to Follow
LOCATION: Red Lion Hotel on the River, 909 N Hayden Island Drive, Portland, OR 97217
COST: $60 per person, must be 10 years and older to attend (Tickets will not be sold at the door and are on sale now.  Contact us via email for information on how to purchase tickets.)

Formal attire required
Music Provided by the Manila Band and DJ Jon Oribello
Link to video of past FAFC Debutante Ball of 2002:


posted May 2, 2018, 5:28 PM by Rae Santos   [ updated May 3, 2018, 2:22 PM ]

Join us in celebrating our founding members, and our club.  Along with food (potluck-style), there will be birthday cake, children's dancing, and special activities to make for a fun-filled afternoon.  

We are looking forward to making this milestone event all the more special, and ask all our guests to share their BEST Filipino dish they love to make. 

While not all current and past members of the club access EVITE, please spread the word and invite a friend to come share in our festivities! 

Please RSVP either through EVITE or EMAIL


If you have past FAFC pictures or videos to contribute to presentation please send to  Thanks!

Hey! Hey! The Little Leaguers are here!

posted Jul 17, 2017, 4:03 PM by Rae Santos

Please come to the games to show our support of the players from Bacolod, Philippines, the 2017 Asia Pacific Champions. 

Little League Softball World Series Championship Games

Asia-Pacific (Bacolod, Philippines) Schedule:
August 8, 2017 – Tuesday 2:00 PM – Opening Ceremony
August 9, 2017 – Wednesday  – Asia-Pacific BYE, No game
August 10, 2017 - Thursday 4:00 PM - Asia-Pacific vs Host Oregon
August 11, 2017 - Friday 10:00 AM - Asia-Pacific vs USA (Central Region)
August 12, 2017 - Saturday 7:30 PM - Asia-Pacific vs USA (Southwest Region)
August 13, 2017 - Sunday 12:00 PM - Asia-Pacific vs Latin America
August 14, 2017 – Monday – Quarterfinal Games, Teams to be Announced
August 15, 2017 – Tuesday – Semi-final Games (3:30 PM and 6:00 PM)
August 16, 2017 – Wednesday – Championship Game (6:00 PM) – Other games will be played before the championship game for final team ranking
Website of 2017 Little League World Series:
Alpenrose Address:
6149 SW Shattuck Rd
Portland, OR 97221-1044

Rescheduled Christmas Potluck Still Scheduled for Jan 7, 2017

posted Jan 6, 2017, 7:25 PM by Rae Santos

We are still going to hold our Christmas Potluck event as scheduled.  The hour by hour forecast says snow will begin to fall around noon.  Please use caution if you decide to attend – the road conditions may start to get slick by afternoon.  It is to our advantage that our program is starting earlier than usual.  

Stay Safe and Warm!  

From your FAFC committee

Come to our 39th Annual FAFC Christmas Brunch Potluck & Children's Program on Jan 7 [RESCHEDULED]

posted Dec 12, 2016, 3:48 PM by Rae Santos   [ updated Dec 16, 2016, 2:19 PM ]

NOTE:  With the US National Weather Service predicting freezing the night before and snow on day of our original Dec 17 date, it is with a careful consideration of everyone's safety that FAFC officers have rescheduled our Christmas party to January 7.  Please see details including updated times below.  We hope everyone has a happy, safe and warm holidays!!  


DATE/TIME: Saturday, January 7, 2017

TIME: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

LOCATION: Garden Home Recreation Center, 7475 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223

COST: Free (potluck)

The children’s program (starts at 11:30am) will include:
  • Filipino folk dances (an opportunity to see FAFC children perform the same dances they performed at the Oct 29 Philippines HISTORAMA show in Salem, Oregon)
  • Talent Show (please contact or be sure to fill out the sign-up sheet at the Welcome table if interested in having your child participate; a limited number of spots are available; please keep performance to about 2 minutes), 
  • FAFC’s annual Christmas skit (titled “Unang Pasko” or translated “First Christmas”) in which all of the children (even those who did not attend rehearsals) can participate in. 

Don't Miss the Philippines HISTORAMA Show on Oct 29, 2016!

posted Oct 6, 2016, 12:19 PM by Rae Santos

PHILIPPINES HISTORAMA is a cultural show consisting of short plays, songs and dances that depict significant periods of Philippine history.  The music of HISTORAMA consists mostly of patriotic and revolutionary hymns contemporaneous with key historical events, evoking the Filipino people’s epic struggles against colonial misrule. All the numbers are performed by seasoned actors, dancers, singers and cultural performers supported by over 50 local dancers and stage volunteers from Oregon. 

Local dancers will include some of our very own FAFC children.

This grand production culminates the observance of the Filipino American History Month in October.

OCTOBER 29, 2016

5:00 - 8:00PM


For tickets and more information about HISTORAMA, visit:

October is Filipino American History Month!

posted Oct 6, 2016, 10:18 AM by Rae Santos   [ updated Oct 6, 2016, 10:28 AM ]

Let us celebrate the many historic and current contributions of Filipinos to our nation and to Oregon.

FAFC children will be dancing at the City of Portland's FACE Fil-Am History Month Celebration Part 2 on Oct 14, 2016.  See flyer for Celebration event details.

A barrio fiesta...CFAA Pagdiriwang 2015 on Sep 5, 2015

posted Aug 18, 2015, 10:09 PM by Rae Santos

FAFC is an affiliate of the Council of Filipino American Associations of Oregon & Southwest Washington (CFAA). 
CFAA cordially invites everyone to a barrio fiesta called Pagdiriwang 2015 to celebrate & commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 4th Wave of Filipinos who immigrated to the U.S. and migrated to Oregon & SW Washington since 1965.

See attached flyer for details.

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