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17th Biennial
FANHS Conference

July 11-14, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago, IL.

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October is Filipino American History Month

70 Years Since the US-Philippines
Military Bases Agreement & FANHS is 35!

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Filipino American History Month Resolution

Filipino Americans: Making American History for 427 years 

Filipino American History Month was first proclaimed by the 111th Congress of the United States in November 2009.

House Resolution 780, in concurrence with Senate Resolution 298, read in its entirety as law:

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FANHS Chapters

The FANHS national network, comprised of 33 chapters throughout the United States, was founded by Dr. Dorothy Laigo Cordova and Dr. Fred Cordova in 1982.

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Frederic A. Cordova

Frederic A. Cordova, 82, passed peacefully on December 21, 2013. Born June 3, 1931, in Selma CA to Margarita Pilar and Geraldo Umali, Fred considered Stockton, California, his hometown although as a child he lived in numerous California farm areas because his adoptive parents Leoncio and Lucia Cordova contracted migrant farm laborers.

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Upon DACA Repeal, FANHS Reflects on Filipino American History

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 2017 Contact: Dorothy Cordova, Executive Director, SEATTLE, WA: As the Trump administration ends the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Filipino American National Historical Society reflects on the immigration history of Filipino Americans in the United States. We recognize that the paths to citizenship for our families…

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What Filipina/o American History Can Teach Us About the Recent Executive Order on Immigration

by Dawn Bohulano Mabalon, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of History, San Francisco State University; Co-Founder, Little Manila Foundation; National Scholar, Filipino American National Historical Society; and Kevin Nadal, Ph.D., Professor, Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Director, Center for LGBTQ Studies, City University of New York; President, Asian American Psychological Association; Board of Trustees,…

From the FANHS Family to the Montano Family: Remembering Joe Montano (1968-2016)

FANHS is deeply saddened by the loss of the long-time member of our FANHS family – Joe Montano. Our FANHS Executive Director, Dorothy Cordova and the FANHS Trustees express their condolences to Joe’s family and loved ones. Please see the attached heartfelt tribute from the FANHS Family to the Montano Family – by our FANHS President Emerita: Dr. Joan May T. Cordova

White House Celebration of Filipino American History Month

White House Celebration of Filipino American History Month Schedule Description: The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and the White House Office of Public Engagement host the first-ever White House Celebration of Filipino American History Month on Friday, October 2, 2015. The Celebration features discussions with senior Administration officials and prominent Filipino…

Larry Itliong Day Celebration

Larry Itliong Day Celebration Los Angeles, Historic Filipino Town Free Event Film Screening • Community Roundtable • Cultural Performances Sunday, October 25, 2015 12:30 PM – 4 PM SIPA 3200 W. Temple Street Los Angeles, CA 90026 PLEASE RSVP DUE TO LIMITED SEATING CAPACITY BY CONTACTING ANGELO YENKO, WITH COUNCIL MEMBER MITCH O’FARRELL’S OFFICE AT…


Giving Back

Donations, large and small, are very much appreciated. Since FANHS is a 501 3(c) non-profit, your donation is tax deductible. We are currently accepting your donations by check our through online Paypal donation gateway.



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Upcoming Events

Future FANHS Conferences

2018 FANHS National Conference in Chicago, IL

Past FANHS Conferences

  • 2016 – New York, New York
  • 2014 – San Diego, California
  • 2012 – Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 2010 – Seattle, Washington
  • 2008 – Anchorage, Alaska
  • 2006 – Honolulu, HI
  • 2004 – St. Louis, MO
  • 2002 – Los Angeles, CA
  • 2000 – Virginia Beach, VA
  • 1998 – Manila, Philippines
  • 1998 – Portland, OR
  • 1996 – New York, NY
  • 1994 – San Francisco, CA
  • 1992 – Chicago, IL
  • 1990 – Sacramento, CA
  • 1988 – New Orleans, LA
  • 1987 – Seattle, Washington