calendar of events



* Highlighted  areas indicate a holiday or special day of commemoration


February 2017 Events

February 16, 1946

Rescission Acts passed in the Congress


February 17, 2009

Passage of legislation creating the Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund

MARCH 2017 Events

March 18 | El Paso, TX

FilVetREP Gala

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April 2017 Events

April 8 | San Fransisco, California

Bataan Death March Commemoration with Bataan Legacy Historical Society

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April 9

Araw ng Kagitingan ("Day of Valor")

Commemoration of the Fall of Bataan and the Bataan Death March.  Events happening in Washington, DC with the Philippine Embassy and around the country

April 22 | Chesapeake, Virginia

Chesapeake Bataan Death March Run


May 2017 Events

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 9 | Washington, DC

Global Filipino Watch Launch Event (Philip Stein Watch Company)

May 13 | Seattle, Washington

Memorial Tribute Fundraising Dinner

Region 8 of The Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project (FilVetREP) invites you to a Memorial Tribute Fundraising Dinner for our veterans on May 13, 2017 at the Renton Pavilion Event Center. This event is to also celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and Memorial Day. The dinner will commemorate the recent passing of S1555 to law awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino and American WWII Veterans as well as celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the actual Bataan Death March, which began on April 10, 1942.

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May 18 | Washington, DC 

Pan Pacific American Leaders in the Military (PPALM) Luncheon

Featuring Keynote Speaker: Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA)

28 | Jersey City, New Jersey

3rd Annual Santacruzan STX Fil-Am 5K and Manila Avenue Mile

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May 29

Memorial Day

june 2017 Events

June 3 | Arlington, VA

PPALM Health and Wellness Event

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June 3 | New York, NY

UniPRO Summit

Ongoing discussions about opportunities to raise awareness and support for Filipino WWII veterans

June 10 | Bolingbrook, Illinois

Piyesta Pinoy Fil-Am 5K

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June 5 | Seattle, Washington

 Balikbayan: A Homecoming Concert, with Broadway Barkada

Fundraiser for Congressional Gold Medal

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June 10 | Chicago, IL

Piyesta Pinoy Bayani 5K Race in with Filipino American Triathlon Club

Fundraiser for Congressional Gold Medal

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June 10 | San Antonio, TX

Organization of Filipinos in Texas

Hosted by Nonie Cabana, Region 7

June 12

Philippine Independence Day

June 30 | San Francisco, CA

Philippine Scouts Heritage Society event

Hosted by BG Retired Oscar Hilman, Region 8

july 2017 Events

July 10 - 13 | Bataan Legacy Historical Society meeting to discuss Filipino WWII Veterans curriculum development

July 20 | Washington, D.C.

FYP x NaFFAA R2 Charity Happy Hour for Filipino Veterans

Hosted by Filipino Young Professionals of D.C. ( and NaFFAA Region 2 (

July 26
Anniversary of President Roosevelt creating US Army Forces of the Far East.

On this President Roosevelt called 250,000 Filipinos into US military service

July 27 | Buckley AFB, Aurora, CO

Summer Fun Fest Outreach

FilVetREP Region 6

July 29 | Cerritos, CA

Fundraiser for Congressional Gold Medal with Consul General Adelito Cruz in Cerritos, CA

July 29

NaFFAA Region 3A conference in Columbus, OH

Hosted by Armin Sayson, Region 4.

AUGUST 2017 Events

August 12 | San Francisco, CA

Pistahan Festival

August 12-13 | Secaucus, NJ

Fiesta In America

With AARP sponsorship

August 15, 1945 | Japanese Emperor Hirohito announces Japan’s surrender

September 2017 Events

September 2, 1945 |  Japan officially surrenders aboard the U.S.S. Missouri

September 21-26

Proposed event with Gen. Taguba and Region 11 members.

September 30 | San Diego, CA

FANHS/ AARP/ NaFFAA Region 9 Fundraiser

Hosted by Judy Patacsil, Region 9

October 2017 Events

Filipino American History Month

October 20 | Leyte Landing and the beginning of the Liberation of the Philippines.

October 21 | Washington D.C.

2017 NaFFAA 20th Anniversary Event

October 25 | Washington D.C.

National Congressional Gold Medal Presentation

National Gala Celebration Dinner

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November 2017 Events

November 11
Veterans Day

November 23


December 2017 Events

December 7th: Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor

December 8th: Japanese Attack on Manila

December 25th





January 2018 Events

February 2018 Events

March 2018 events

March 23-25 | White Sands Missile Range, NM and El Paso, TX

Weekend of Bataan Memorial Death March and FilVetREP Event