Tuklas: Discover the Indigenous People of the Philippines

Tuklas: Discover the Indigenous People of the Philippines

The Babayin Presentation during Tuklas: Discover the Indigenous People of the Philippinetuklas



Paulino Lim Jr.

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Paulino Lim Jr. giving a book talk on “Sabong Stories Etc,” during the Filipino American History Month celebration.

Author Patty Enrado


Patty Enrado giving a book talk on “A Village in the Fields,” during the Filipino American History Month celebration.

Filipino American History Month Celebration


The Filipino American History Month celebration of the Bookshop on Saturday, October 24 was fun .. small crowd of 25 or so guests, but quality discussions and great conversations. Mellen McBride and author Paulino Lim, both retired from the academe – Stanford Univ and CSU Long Beach were among those present, as well as James Preston Allen, Publisher of South Bay’s Random Lengths News, Jon Caplan of the Palos Verdes Sunset Rotary Club and his wife Lodel Yerro. it was nice seeing Marissa Aroy again, filmmaker of “The Manongs of Delano” and meeting for the first time, Patty Enrado, author of an interesting novel, “A Village in the Fields”. Paulino Lim also read from his new book, “Sabong Stories, etc.” The video and books are available from our Bookshop. 

Photo shows Luz Bag-aw of Long Beach, Frane Jerkovic, Vice President of the Croatian Cultural Center, Mellen and Patrick McBride.

Filipino American History Month

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Celebrate Filipino American History Month with Philippine Expressions Bookshop.

Saturday, October 24, 2015 | 4:00 PM

Croatian Cultural Center | 510 West 7th Street | San Pedro, CA 90731

4:00pm: Film The Delano Manongs, a documentary. Filmmaker Marissa Aroy will talk about her film

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The Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers is an insightful 29-minute documentary film by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Marissa Aroy. It chronicles the untold story of 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),  helped create the United Farm Workers Union (UFW). Visit the Facebook page of Marissa Aroy. Also,  http://laapff.festpro.com/films/detail/delano_manongs_forgotten_heroes_of_the_2014

5:00pm:  Book Talk . A Village in the Fields, A Novel by Patty Enrado


A Village in the Field, a debut novel is an intricately detailed story of love, loss, and human dignity spanning more than eight decades and sweeps from the Philippines to the United States. In the vein of The Grapes of Wrath, the book pays tribute to the sacrifices that Filipino immigrant farm workers made to bring justice to the fields. Visit the facebook page of Patty Enrado. Also, http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/08/22/18776504.php  https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/patty-enrado/a-village-in-the-fields/

6:00pm: Film Showing: Remembering our Manongs:Sonoma County’s Filipino History


Remembering Our Manongs: This feature-length documentary produced by six Filipino American women explores the local history and culture highlighting the Filipino immigrants who settled in Sonoma County beginning in the 1920’s. http://fanhssonoma.org/about.html


Metamorphoses: Art from Nature and Man’s Imagination


The Croatian Cultural Center of Greater Los Angeles presents:

METAMORPHOSES Art from Nature and Man’s Imagination

Croatian Cultural Center | 510 West 7th Street | San Pedro, CA 90731

Saturday, September 19, 2015 | 7:00pm


Jan Govaerts

James Rassler

Annemarie Rawlinson

This video shows the Philippine component of the exhibit with works by Sculptor, Napoleon Abueva, Philippines’ National Artist and sculptor, Solomon Saprid. Also features the works of Nicanor Evans and his wife, Diyan Valencia and some traditional arts done by tribal communities from the Philippines. These include hand-woven fabrics as well as metal works. The whole exhibit was curated by Linda Nietes.

Experience the Philippines


Philippine Expressions Bookshop celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with;

Experience the Philippines

Saturday, May 9, 2015 2:00pm – 5:00pm Croatian Cultural Center 510 W 7th St., San Pedro, CA (corner of Pacific Ave and 7th St)


Storytelling * Kwentuhan

Folk Songs * Kantahan

Folk Dances * Sayawan

Native Refreshments * Merienda

Exhibit of Philippine Children’s Book * Aklat

The video shows author, James Daos, reading to children from his book “Ants on the Rainbow…You’ll Never Know .”