October 25th is now officially FACES day!


On October 25, 2018, Mayor Jenny Durkan has signed a proclamation declaring the 25th of October to be FACES Day. In honor of all Filipino American Civil workers, this day marks a milestone in diversity and resources in our city's workplace. Congratulations to all the hardworking people in the FACES Board to make this milestone happen! 

Annual FACES Conference: Magsikap (Perseverance)

Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM

Seattle Municipal Tower, Room 4901, Floor 49

You can download an outreach flyer here.

To register, print this form (coming soon), fill out the information and bring a check or cash with the form to the conference or scan the form and email as an attachment to and bring your check or cash to the conference.

Every year, members of FACES (Filipino American Civic Employees of Seattle) organize a gathering to help City employees build perseverance and cultural humility by hearing diverse stories about of one of the largest immigrant communities in Seattle.

Cultural humility is the ongoing process of self-exploration and self-critique combined with a willingness to learn from others. It means entering into a relationship with a person/community with the intention of honoring their beliefs, customs, and values.

The $20.00 registration fee includes a lunch meal and dessert of Filipino food, speakers (see below), and more. You can find the latest conference information and a registration form to download here: Consider talking to your HR representative about including this in your RSJI budget.Speaker list:

Chef Chera Amlag, Baker and Owner, Hood Famous Bakeshop
Originally from Bremerton, WA, Chef Amlag has been a poet, a community organizer, and a self-taught pastry cook. As the founder and owner of Hood Famous Bakeshop, Chef Amlag enjoys bringing community together around food and utilizing our taste buds to express culture. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, she found baking with tropical flavors and incorporating them into popular American desserts was not only an homage to her Filipino American identity, but made for a memorable sweet experience. With her husband, local hip-hop artist and poet Geo "Prometheus Brown" Quibuyen, Chef Amlag also runs the Food & Sh*t catering company that features modern Filipino cuisine.

Florian Purganan, Attorney at Law, Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC
Florian Purganan practices exclusively in immigration and citizenship law. His practice encompasses all areas of immigration law, including adjustment of status, family petitions, waiver applications, and removal defense. He also regularly handles employment based immigration matters including labor certifications and non-immigrant visas for foreign professionals. He is fluent in Tagalog and is active in the Filipino community, currently serving as a board member for the Filipino Lawyers of Washington (FLOW). In addition, he is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and serves as the Treasurer for the Washington State Chapter.

More speakers and performers to be added.

Hope to see you there!


Please join us for the FACES Executive Team Meetings!

These meetings are typically held on the third Thursday of every month - this is our opportunity to plan for upcoming events and share topics and information.

Please consider joining us as an Officer, elections are happening soon!
Also consider attending a FACES meeting, we would love to hear your input.  Thank you!

Please email if you want to join us.

Thank you so much!

Lumpia Fest

Tuesday, September 18 from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM

Spice up your work lunch with an order of scrumptious Filipino eggrolls! Show up at the Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th floor, SMT 4080 on Tuesday, September 18 between 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM and fill your plate!

Every order helps FACES fundraise for college scholarships.