Miss and Mister Philippine Weekend Pageant – Saturday, July 19


As a reminder, please come out and support the Miss and Mister Philippine Weekend Pageant this Saturday at the CCHS Auditorium at 7PM!

Our 2014 Miss Philippine Weekend Candidates are:

#1 – Ashley Stebbins,
#2 – Maria Taylor,
#3 – Emma Ancheta, and
#4 – Denica Nabor

Our 2014 Mister Philippine Weekend Candidates are:

#1 – Christopher Patricio,
#2 – Ernesto Bunag III,
#3 – Mark Eublera, and
#4 – Anthony Abad.

Watch them compete for the titles of Miss and Mister Philippine Weekend, “Doin’ it Big…PW Style!”.

All past Philippine Weekend Kings and Queens are invited to attend! Come be recognized and help present awards!

Admission is $10 at the door and $8 pre-sale. Please contact Krystal Mascarinas at 661.619.2807 or Nikka Cabello at 661.345.5167 for more info.

Miss/Mister Philippine Weekend Pageant – “Doin’ it Big…PW Style!”

Please come out and support the Miss and Mister Philippine Weekend Pageant this Saturday, July 19, at the Cesar Chavez High School Auditorium @ 7:00PM. Watch as 4 beautiful young ladies and 4 handsome young gentleman compete for the titles of Miss and Mister Philippine Weekend, “Doin’ it Big…PW Style!”. Admission is $10 at the door, $8 pre-sale. For more info, contact Krystal Mascarinas at 661.619.2807.

Special Screening @ Philippine Weekend – The Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers Movement

As if the halo-halo wasn’t enough, here is yet another reason to come out to the 40th Annual Philippine Weekend:

In case you missed it at the Agbayani Village 40th Anniversary, there will be a SPECIAL SCREENING at Philippine Weekend of the documentary film, THE DELANO MANONGS: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers Movement

…The Delano Manongs tells the story of the Filipino farmworkers who spurred the Great Grape Strike in 1965 and joined forces with the other ethnic workers to create the United Farmworkers Union.


The film chronicles the untold story of the Filipino farmworkers who instigated one of the biggest labor struggles in American history — the Delano Grape Strike of 1965. Led by Larry Itliong, Philip Vera Cruz and Pete Velasco, the Manongs (a Filipino term of respect for an older man) joined forces with Chicano farmworkers, led by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, to create the United Farm Workers Union (UFW). The documentary, compounded by interviews and both archival and present-day footage, sheds light on the lives of these Filipino farmworkers from their arrival into the United States in the 1920s and ’30s to the demise of their assemblage in the 1980s, highlighting their many struggles and achievements.

The legacy created by the Manongs — out of a necessity and want for basic equality and humanity — is one still significant to and celebrated by thousands of Filipino Americans today…

–Times and location of screening TBD, but stay tuned!

Philippine Weekend Gala Celebration a Success!

On behalf of the Philippine Weekend Gala Committee, we would like to thank everyone who helped make the Gala event a success! It was wonderful to see Philippine Weekend friends who traveled long distances and many of the locals finally gather together! Thank you! We would like to create a Gala album to commemorate the 40th, so for those of you who attended, please send your best Gala pictures to abqvillaruz@yahoo.com to be included in the Gala Book. Deadline to have your pictures included is July 17. Thanks again everyone!

Favorite Philippine Weekend Memory?

What’s your favorite Philippine Weekend memory? Was it last year when Jo Koy stopped by for a visit? Or maybe it was the year we had Pinoy Jam and One Voice performed? Maybe it’s the taste of ice cold Halo-Halo, the smell of Filipino BBQ in the air, or the sound of tinikling sticks clicking in the background? Whatever the memory, be it the relief from the heat in the Bingo hall or the excitement of the basketball tournament, Philippine Weekend has helped make memories for all of us over the last 40 years!

Come and share your favorite Philippine Weekend memories this Saturday, July 5th, at the Philippine Weekend Gala, to be held at the National Guard Armory. There will be delicious Filipino food, drinks, and door prizes! There will also be a slideshow presentation commemorating 40 years of Philippine Weekend!

Whether you are staying in town or coming home to visit for the 4th of July, come beat the heat and join us at the Armory on the 5th! Reserve your tickets now by calling or texting Arleen Villaruz-Gonzales at 661.343.3379.


Philippine Weekend Gala Celebration

Hey everyone! This is Arleen Villaruz-Gonzales, Co-Chair of the Philippine

Weekend GALA Committee and this event is coming in 9 DAYS!! On July 5th

everyone from Chairpersons to Grand Marshals to everyone to anyone who’s

worked with Philippine Weekend is invited to attend! Basic information is on

the flyer.


Just so you all know, the GALA is a celebration of the 40 years of Philippine

Weekend! It will begin with the SOCIAL HOUR (5-6:45) where you can reunite

with friends, talk about “the old days” take pictures (to post on Facebook and

Instagram!), listen to decades music, and enjoy Filipino hors d’oeuvres. The

program will include the Grand Marshals for 2014 being introduced and the

Founders will finally be recognized and will speak about the beginnings of

Philippine Weekend! We will all dine on a lovely Filipino dinner followed by

a “Tour of the Philippines,” a Filipino Dessert Bar with specialties made from

our very own local families!


This Event cannot happen without YOU! Come home to Philippine Weekend

but first, COME TO THE GALA!! (Meet up with your friends now so that

you can make plans to get together for Philippine Weekend!) Although it will

be “warm,” attire is semi-formal, Filipiniana, or casual NICE. Finally, dance

the night away to ANMProductionz! Be spontaneous! Bring your family and

friends to spend July 5th in Delano! Call me to reserve your tickets! (661)-343-

3379. I can’t wait to see you all!


Treasure and make more Philippine Weekend Memories!