Lumpia Fest

July 17, from 12:30pm to 1:30pm @ SMT4080

Please support our first post-COVID Lumpia Fest happening next Wednesday, July 17, from 12:30pm to 1:30pm at SMT-4080. Cooked chicken, pork, and vegetable lumpia are available for purchase at the venue. If you prefer to cook at home, you may also pre-order frozen lumpia until July 15 and pick it up at the July 17th event. Pre-orders for cooked and frozen lumpia can be placed by filling out this Lumpia Pre-Order Form. We will be accepting cash or check payments during the event. Please make checks payable to: FACES..

2024-2025 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS Application deadline: Nov 1

One $1000 College Tuition Scholarship Available.

Four $250 Awards Available.

More information on eligibility and how to apply in this packet.

If you have questions, please contact Frances Hernandez, Committee Chair, at


2024 FACES Leadership and Professional Development Scholarship Application Deadline: June 30

Two $250 leadership or professional development scholarships are available to assist FACES in pursuing higher education.

More information on eligibility and how to apply in this packet.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2024 at 11:59 PM.

If you have questions, please contact Frances Hernandez, Committee Chair, at


Friday, June 28 - 6:40 p.m.

filipino heritage night Mariners-themed jacket

Proud to be Pinoy

Gather your fellow Filipino friends and family for a great night at T-Mobile Park on June 28! With this special offer, you can pick up a Filipino Heritage Mariners-themed Jacket. Plus, $5 of every ticket sold will benefit the Filipino Community of Seattle.

Happy Hour 2024: June 7 @ Polar Bar (Arctic Club Hotel)


Kamayan Night: June 5 @ Filipino Community Center

Kamayan night

Join us for the official launch of our FCV2 Capital Campaign during our Kamayan Night event on Wednesday, June 5th, 6pm-8pm.

For more information, visit this site.

Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival 2024: June 1-2 @ Seattle Center

FACES Dance Troupe

The Filipino Cultural Heritage Society of Washington (FCHSW) proudly presents Pagdiriwang, commemorating the anniversary of Philippine Independence. Held on the first or second week of June at the Seattle Center since 1987, the event has grown into the largest festival of Filipino arts and culture in the Pacific Northwest. This celebration is a part of Seattle Center Festál, a series of cultural programs sponsored by the City of Seattle. Pagdiriwang provides a venue for Filipinos and non-Filipinos alike to learn about the culture. It is an ideal setting for presenting art, craft, song, dance, music, history, literature, and culture to promote better understanding of the Filipino cultural heritage.

For more information, visit this site.

One Seattle Day of Service

Saturday May 18, 2024

One Seattle Day of Service

The One Seattle Day of Service is a citywide day of volunteerism to give back and take action to improve the city we love.

Open House

Wednesday May 1, 2024

12 - 1:30p.m.

SMT 40th floor room 4080

Open house 2024

2023 FACES Christmas Party

Sunday, Dec 17 (5 - 9 p.m.)

Dinner will be provided but we ask that if your last name begins with the following letters that you consider bringing the following items to share:

A-J: Dessert and a 2-liter drink or 6-pack soft drink

K-R: Main dish and bottled water

S-Z: Appetizer or salad and drink


For parents of children 10 years or younger, kindly bring a wrapped gift that Santa can hand to your child.

Please RSVP by December 13, 2023, via email to

Indicate how many adults and kids will be attending in your group.


Thank you and we hope to see you there!


Sunday, Aug 13 (11 - 7 p.m.)


Friday, July 14 - 7:10 p.m.

Proud to be Pinoy

Gather your fellow Filipino friends and family for a great night at T-Mobile Park on July 14! With this special offer, you can pick up a limited-edition Filipino Heritage Mariners-themed Jersey and $4 of every ticket sold will benefit the Filipino Community of Seattle.

Paving the way - Win With Women PAC

Friday June 2, 2023

Win with women

Learn how you can support progressive women candidates.

One Seattle Day of Service

Saturday May 20, 2023

One Seattle Day of Service

The One Seattle Day of Service is a citywide day of volunteerism to give back and take action to improve the city we love.

FACES Annual Conference - Transition and Transformation

Save the date October 28, 2022 for our FACES October conference to celebrate Filipino Heritage Month.


Webex meeting recording: FACES 30th Anniversary Virtual Conference-Officers and Board Members

Recording link:


FACES of Filipino American Resiliency

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12nn- 1:30 p.m.

Please join us vritually on Webex for our annual conference celebrating Filipino American History Month. We're excited to have four influential speakers -- Cindy Domingo, Aaron Verzosa, Lanvin Andres, and Ben Villaflor -- share their personal stories of resiliency which is our conference theme this year. 

Join from the meeting link:

Join by meeting number

Meeting number (access code): 2481 003 3599

Meeting password: PAqjpJsY327



Friday, July 23 - 7:10 p.m.

The many. The proud. The Pinoy.

Celebrate Filipino Heritage with thousands of your friends and family in the Northwest’s Filipino community. All fans receive a limited-edition Filipino Heritage Mariners t-shirt with this offer.

Redeem your Filipino Mariners t-shirt (while supplies last) by bringing your ticket to the Group Events tent outside Section 339 before the end of the 3rd inning. Seats are currently being sold as if we are operating at full capacity. Should we learn that state and local officials require socially distant seating for this game, we will need to drop seats and re-seat all guests who have purchased through this offer.

Enter Promo Code: FILIPINO

Deadline to purchase: Thursday, July 22 - 5:00 p.m.

Please note: all tickets purchased online will be mobile only (not available for print).

CALL TO ACTION: We are not silent - rallies and marches against violence and hate in AAPI communities

Dear Friends, Family, Allies, and Accomplices,

There is a series of call to action rallies and marches this weekend in support of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community:

The theme is “We are not silent.

  • Beginning March 13th at 3pm at Hing Hay Park on 423 Maynard Avenue S. Seattle.
  • There is another rally on March 14 at 12 p.m. at Maple Valley 4Corners on 23880 SE Kent Kangley Road.
  • Another rally is planned on March 15 at 4:45 p.m. at the Renton City Hall. TROUBLING RISE IN CRIMES AGAINST ASIAN-AMERICANS


Victim of attack in Chinatown-International District says assault was hate crime | KOMO (

Activists are troubled by a series of assaults against Asian-Americans that have spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic across the country. For example: just last week, an elderly man who was savagely beaten and robbed at a San Francisco laundromat. In New York: a Filipino-American man was slashed with a boxcutter on a packed subway, among many incidents. “It makes me really angry hearing about all these incidences,” said Tanya Woo with the Chinatown International District Community Night Watch Group. “They may not constitute what a hate crime is, under the law, but I feel like there are a lot of other things happening when there is violence towards any ethnic group.”

Governor Jay Inslee condemned the horrific attacks Tuesday. “Washington is a place where all people should feel safe and included. This is a welcoming state and I have a zero-tolerance policy for hate and racism. We must all condemn the acts of hate and violence displayed in the rising incidence of anti-Asian hate crimes in both Washington state and across the country. This is wholly unacceptable and must not stand. We saw this ugly trend surge a year ago, when COVID-19 first emerged in our state. One year later, we have a vaccine for the virus but racism is still running rampant. Victims deserve support and justice. There are systems in place to ensure offenders face consequences for their unconscionable actions. I encourage victims to come forward and report their experience to local law enforcement. I stand in solidarity with members of the Asian community who continue to experience fear and intimidation. They deserve better, and we must do everything in our power to make their safety and security a priority and to eliminate racism in Washington.”

“It’s great to hear the governor make the statement, but we want to see what is going to be done,” said Woo. “We would like to see more policies and tougher laws regarding hate crimes.”

Jenifer Chao


2020 FACES Elections

The Nomination Form is ready. We encourage you to select that FACES member (including yourself) who you believe will make a great candidate for one of the following one-year term positions: President, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Board Positions #1, 2, and 4. Submit the Nomination Form to

Download the Nomination form.

Learn more about the positions.


2020 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Resources

Asian Americans PBS Series

Asian Americans is a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. As America becomes more diverse, and more divided while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? Told through intimate personal stories, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongiong role that Asian Americans have played.


Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration

Seattle Center Festal in partnership with Asian Pacific Directors Coalition (APDC) has moved this year's celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage month online. Visit the website to view the virtual celebration held on May 3, 2020.   


Danny Woo Community Garden Day of Service

Located in Chinatown International District, the Danny Woo Garden provides plots for seniors and community members to grow their own vegetables. They need 10 volunteers to support transporting top soil/ compost into individual garden plots. Social distancing will be practiced at the event and it is highly recommended, but not required, for volunteers to have their own shovel, gloves, and PPE. For inquiries or to sign-up, please contact


San Francisco Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

The APA Heritage Foundation based in San Francisco created a website with online resources to virtually celebrate Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month including weekly programs, cultural resources, and recipes. Visit the website to learn more.


2020 FACES Retreat 

Please join us this Saturday, March 21, by SKYPE only, in the convenience and safety of your own home. This is an opportunity for you to know what’s going on with FACES and to give us your suggestions, opinions and comments to improve FACES..

More information on the retreat in this document.


2019 FACES Scholarship Application Deadline: October 4

One $1,000 College Tuition Scholarship is available to assist FACES members and their immediate family in pursuing higher education.

More information on eligibility and how to apply in this packet.

Application Deadline: October 4, 2019 at 11:59 PM.

If you have questions, please contact Arabella Corcoro, Committee Chair, at


2019 FACES Conference: Strength in Unity (Lakas sa Pagkakaisa)!

Wednesday, October 16 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM in the Bertha Knight Landes Room of City Hall

Conference includes a TBD panel discussion on celebrating our differences and honoring what makes us strong!

Open to all | Cost: $10 (lunch included) | To register, please email or call Nathan Navarro (206) 256-5235. Help us spread the word with this flyer.

Filipino American Civic Employees of Seattle (FACES) is an inclusive organization that fosters understanding and collaboration among people of all backgrounds and experiences and give voice and visibility to issues, and help those in need. Our mission is to work with Filipino-American mainstream communities, other people of color and allies to influence policies, programs, procedures and practices that affect our common interests and promote cultural awareness and diversity to instill pride in Filipino-American heritage.


2019 FACES Fundraiser: Bake Sale & Silent Auction

Friday, September 27, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in SMT 4090 and SMT 4096

Delight your taste buds with an order of scrumptious Filipino desserts and snacks! Show up at the Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th floor, SMT 4090/4096 on Friday, September 27 between 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and fill your plate! Help us spread the word with this flyer.

The variety of baked goods and desserts to purchase starting at 10am, such as:

  • Empanada
  • Peach Cobbler
  • Spanish Rolls
  • Cupcakes
  • Brownies
  • Cookies
  • Karioka
  • Pichi-Pichi
  • Puto
  • Cassava Cake
  • Coffee

Lunch food will also be available around 11:30:

  • Pansit
  • Spring Rolls
  • Lumpia
  • Potstickers

Please also see this list of many wonderful items to buy at the Silent Auction. If you find item(s) you’d like to purchase, contact and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Every order helps FACES fundraise for college scholarships.

2016 FACES Conference