Summer Update

July 21, 2009

Sorry for the negligence of the site so far, it’s been a super busy year!


Allen Mark Arañas

Isaiah Masters

Also let’s Congratulate the rest of the new PCC Core!

PCC 19 Co-Chairs – Derrick Soriano, Arlan Mendiola
Haluan – Mark Naranja, Paulyn Nguyen, Justin Pinili
Kasama – Kevin Casaretto, Olivia Chiu, Chai Galano
Pagkakaisa Dance Troupe – Everett Au, Lovely Diala, Jessica Quintua
People Power – Renee Castro, Nicole Carothers
Tech Crew – Arthur Thomas
Administrative Officer – Aigee Duenas


Do You Heart What I Hear?

November 24, 2008


Isang Himig’s Open Mic and Art Exhibit!

Come for the holiday festivities while listening to some great a cappella and poetry and seeing some awesome art.


“Underground” is a play written by Edward McWilliams about the different stories of the people who ride the NY subway every day. Sometimes don’t you ever wonder what it would be like if people actually talked to each other on the subway? You see these same people day in and day out and you don’t even know where they’re coming from. Sure you’re all coming from the same stop, but that could mean something completely different for different people. Underground tells those untold stories, the stories that never get written in history books but need to be told anyway.

Directed by Lisa Evans and Chelsea Johnson-Long
Stage Manager: Wendy Salazar

The Cast-

Poets————————-Nolan Winston and Briana Rodriguez
Bag Lady——————–Charlie Fierro
Seer————————-Diesel Tyme
Dope (The DVD Man)——Derrick Morris
The Kids———————Karla Flores, Chuck Jose, Kymberly Juachon and Chelsea McDaniel
The Queen——————Chelsea Johnson-Long
Hustler———————–Jared Grayson
Baby————————-Chelsea McDaniel

Underground will be held at the Stevenson Event Center on November 21 & 22 @ 7PM.

Tickets will be sold at the door.
Students – $7
General – $10
Stevenson Students – Free

Bring your program from the previous rainbow shows to get in for $2 off!

Come out and support rainbow!

FSA Community Gathering

November 19, 2008



FSA Community Gatherings are a great place to engage and meet other members of the Filipino Student Association as well as learn about Philippine Culture.

There will be:
– A Guest Speaker
– Dialogue About Community Issues
– Community Expectations
– Free Food!

FSA wishes to make this accessible to those with disabilities. For accommodations, please contact SOAR @ (831) 459-2934.

Congratulations Haluan!

November 18, 2008

Congratulations to Haluan for getting 2nd Place (!!!!!) at Prelude NorCal 2008 last Saturday!!!

FSA Event: B.O.S.E.S.

October 16, 2008


Every October, FSA puts on a campus event called BOSES–Bringing Our Spirits and Energies in Solidarity–in celebration of Filipino History Month.  At this event we showcase our own performing aspects, as well as guest speakers (ranging from poets, to community activists, to UCSC alum) to spark discussion about issues in Filipino Heritage.

Our theme this year is Our Space: Claiming & Creating Communities.  Our goal is to explore modes of Filipino establishment and expression here at UCSC, and to honor the historic efforts that have brought us to this point.

The event will feature performances by:
Pagkakaisa Dance Troupe (traditional Filipino dance)
People Power (Acting troop)
Isang Himig (a capella choir)
Alay (FSA’s art and literary aspect)
Rainbow Theater

As well as presentations by
Hugo & Lauren (E2 class facilitators)
Raul Ebio (GEAR UP unit supervisor)
Eden Jequinto (UCSC alum and community outreach)

All UCSC students and faculty are welcome. You do not have to be Filipino. We hope to create a safe and informative space to a diverse audience.

Oakes Learning Center

Monday, October 27th

The Filipino Student Association wishes to make this event accessible to people with disabilities.  If you need accomidation, please call SOAR at 459-2934

New Isang Himig Site!!!

October 16, 2008

Hey, what’s up guys!  This is Allen Mark, kicking off the new website for IH!  Nothing’s really ready yet but for sure I’ll get things up and running once auditions are over and we have our new line-up.  New things to come!!!

-Allen Mark