Street Fair

Join the Delano Chamber of Commerce in helping Philippine Weekend kick off the 40th Annual festivities at the Street Fair tonight from 5PM to 9PM on Main Street (between Cecil and 13th Avenue).  Enjoy great family fun, food, and entertainment!  There will also be an import car meet, so come on out and help us celebrate!Street Fair

Adobo Cook-Off 2014

Think you’ve got the best pork adobo in town? Then put your recipe to the test by entering in the Philippine Weekend Pork Adobo Cookoff! The cookoff will be held on Friday, July 25th @ 5pm at the Cecil Avenue Park gazebo. There is a $25 entry fee and cash prizes will be awarded. Please visit our website at and find the application under the forms and documents page. For more information, contact Jay Tamsi at 661.231.5623 or Debbie Rafal at 661.301.1258. Tingnan at tikman natin kung sinong may pinaka masarap na adobo! Mmmmm….adobo

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 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.