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-International Country Fair

UMM's Annual International Country Fair 01'-Philippine booth


  • Sal's Philippine Website
  • Children

    Philippine Children's Camp 09

    "Cultural Society of Filipino Americans in MN has a summer project called the Philippine Children's Camp. It is mainly an educational camp for kids to learn about Philippines in a fun environment"


  • Filipino American Christian Church

  • I give You my heart acapella by DBSM

    "by DBSM (des,bree,sol,mits)singing at d FILIPINO-AMERICAN CHRISTIAN CHURCH (FACC)"



  • Ray an Fuentes

  • Ray An Fuentes Concert 1 of4: Shares about Cultural Differences-Filipino to American Ways

    "Ray An Fuentes shares the cultural differences of living in the Philippines and America for Filipinos. It\'s somewhat a comedy skit, but also a message of changing our former ways when one comes to Christ..."
    Ray An Fuentes Concert 2 of 4

    ""2nd of 4 series of Ray An Fuentes concert at Inver Hills Assembly of God in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota-USA"
    Ray An Fuentes Concert 3 of 4

    "3rd of 4 in a series of a Ray An Fuentes concert at Inver Hills Assembly of God in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota-USA"
    Ray An Fuentes Concert 4 of 4-"When God Ran"

    "4th of 4 series of Ray An Fuentes concert at Inver Hills Assembly of God in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota-USA
    When God Ran (with lyrics), from
    *see Christian Life: Backslidden-Parable of the Lost son
    "When God Ran
    Almighty God, the great I am
    Immovable rock, omnipotent, powerful, awesome Lord
    Victorious warrior, commanding King of Kings
    Mighty conqueror, and the only time
    the only time I ever saw Him run

    Was when He ran to me, He took me in His arms
    Held my head to His chest, said My sons come home again
    Lifted my face, wiped the tears from my eyes
    With forgiveness in His voice He said,
    Son do you know I still love you?
    He caught me by surprise when God ran

    The day I left home I knew Id broken His heart
    And I wondered then if things could ever be the same
    Then one night I remembered His love for me
    And down that dusty road ahead I could see
    It was the only time it was the only time I ever saw Him run

    And then He ran to me, He took me in His arms
    Held my head to His chest, said My sons come home again
    Lifted my face, wiped the tears from my eyes
    With forgiveness in His voice He said,
    Son do you know I still love you?
    He caught me by surprise as He brought me to my knees
    When God ran I saw Him run to me

    I was so ashamed, all alone and so far away
    But now I know Hes been waiting for this day

    I saw Him run to me, He took me in His arms
    Held my head to His chest, said My sons come home again
    Lifted my face, wiped the tears from my eyes
    With forgiveness in His voice I felt His love for me again

    He ran to me, He took me in His arms
    Held my head to His chest, said My sons come home again
    Lifted my face, wiped the tears from my eyes
    With forgiveness in His voice He said, Son, He called me Son
    He said, Son do you know I still love you?
    He ran to me and then I ran to Him
    When God ran

    God bless you all "
    *see LA: Men, dad, father, "Heavenly Father", etc....

    "Benefit Concert for Philippine Scholars"

    "a nonprofit charity in Minnesota that keeps students from poor families in accredited schools in the Philippines."

  • Lani Misalucha

  • Lani Misalucha - BEST SINGER IN LAS VEGAS!!!

    "Lani Misalucha @ St. Paul, MN.
    Nov. 30, 2008 4pm Sunday
    The O'Shaughnessy Auditorium College of St. Catherine
    2004 Randolph ave. St. Paul, MN."

    *with Divo ( Sheryn Regis ft Divo Bayer-How Do You Keep The Music Playing, from

    Other Sites:
    Lani Misalucha & Celine Dion, from
    "Winners of 27th Annual Best Singers in Las Vegas (2 of my favorites)"
    Lani Misalucha Best Singer in 27th Annual Best of Las Vegas Jump to Comments by Cynthia De Castro/ (March 27, 2008...5:10 pm)
    "..Born into a musical family, Lani started joining various bands at age 17 as a vocalist or back-up singer. After obtaining a degree in Business Management from the Philippine Christian University, Lani married Noli Misalucha, an IT expert and Mormon pastor with whom she has two kids, Lian and Louven...
    In no time, Lani became the first Asian to headline in a Main Showroom of the Las Vegas Strip, performing with Hawaii’s Society of Seven at the Jubilee Theatre of Bally’s. Her stint at Bally’s ran for 15 months from August 7, 2004 to February 5, 2006, after which she and the Society of Seven moved to the Main Showroom of the Flamingo starting last August 2006. They will be staying on at the Flamingo till April 13."


    The Many Faces of Nora Aunor

    "Nora Aunor is a woman continually essential to our our conscience. Philippine cinema's most enduring icon boasts of an unsurpassed body of work spanning half a century of excellence in cinematic performance. Watch her many faces in this tribute video clip by ICON. "
    NORA AUNOR CONCERT @ O'SHAUGHNESSY AUDITORIUM (ST. kATES) SAINT PAUL, MN 07:30 PM SEPT. 06, 2008. Contact Grace Aviles for tickets (651)454 4661/CEL 651 983 2005. TICKET PRICE: $30 open seating,$60 VIP $80"

    Girlie Aviles 651- 454-4661
    Aida Ramos 651-772-6956
    Babie Schneider 651-344-3003
    Gary King 651- 571-7696


    AP2 Production

    Nora Aunor in Minnesota

    "Nora Aunor on Tour with Divo Bayer"

    Other Performers

    Divo bayer - Faithfully

    "divo bayer at Edna's Ichiban Library So.San francisco"
    Related Sites:
    Star Records' Divo Bayer to Perform at Pinoy Musik Festival Written by **Billyboxergirl on Saturday, April 19, 2008
    "..known for his hits, Ba't Di Mo Na Kaya, Bakit Hindi and Ngayong Nandito Ka will perform live at the 2008 Pinoy Musik Festival & Expo de Mayo. Divo took a chance in 2002 when he entered MTB's Star Quest and went on to compete in the Grand Finals, when he was noticed by Star Records executives who chose him to sing Ngayong Nandito Ka, which became a huge hit. He then released a solo album, A Better Me. Today, this "Emperor of Soul," continues to wow audiences with stirring performances.


  • "This site is dedicated to the friends, family and supporters of Mat Ranillo III. He is running for Congressman in the second district of Zamboanga del Norte. The people there have been plagued by poverty for many years and it's time for change. Help uplift the current situation of the people and BE THE CHANGE!"


  • Hear & Obey Conference 2001

    in Twin Cities (InverGrove Heights)
  • Financial
    -Money Transfer


  • ESP Travel
    "to serve the Filipino-American community"
    Money Remittance
    Airline Ticketing
    Edsel L. Faunillan
    2973 Fountain Way
    Shakopee, MN 55379
    Phone: 952.445.7757
    Fax: 952.496.2721
    Ebay ID: Benhur0924
    *referred by my Mom (11/27/05)
    $14/100 to Philippines

    -Postal Service

  • FOREX Cargo

  • 8208 Harriet Ave.; Bloomington, MN 55420; 612.888.8571 or 612.884.3124

    Money Gram
    $14/100 to Philippines
    Western Union
    $15/100 to Philippines

    Phil Oriental Foods (Asia) 789 University Ave. W.,
    Saint Paul
    *found this at St. Thomas University's Ethnic Grocery Stores

    *sending $100?
    Phil Send (based in Seattle, WA) $9.75/100 to Philippines (based in San Francisco, CA) $7.50/100 to Philippines



    tinikling during the world heritage celebration in Woodbury

    "CSFA dancers performing the tinikling, a Filipino folk dance, at the Woodbury Elementary School."


    -Festival of Nations

    Filipino Dancers at Festival of Nations

    -Philippine Day



    GoodnewsMinnesotaInfo's Philippine Day at Landmark Center in St Paul 2013 album on Photobucket

    *see "God's NOT dead"


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    24th Annual Philippine Day St. Paul, MN-Part 1 (March 20th 2011)

    24th Annual Philippine Day St. Paul, MN-Part 2 of 3 (March 20th 2011)

    24th Annual Philippine Day St. Paul, MN-Part 3 (March 20th 2011)

    Tinikling at the Philippine Day Festival

    *see Sal Photo.Biz

    Philippine Day , from
    *various performances from a different angle
    Philippine Day 2011 Minnesota USA , from

    Traditional and popular culture blend with Philippine Day, By TOM LAVENTURE AAP staff writer 26 March 2010
    "..Roberto Atienza, co-Pastor of the Filipino American Christian Church in Coon Rapids (
    The church youth group, Munting Tinig, also performed “We Are The World” (May Bukas Pa) and other dances.
    Justine Arianne and Jea Arielle Espino, Gian Paz and Jose Santos performed the song “To Love You More.”...

    Minnesota Philippine Day 2008 - ET-3 & This Side Up PART 1

    " March 12, 2008 — Rockin with the bands This Side Up and ET-3 along with their fans. Lots of body slamming here."
    Philippine Day2.m4v

    "Dance For Jesus International at Philippine Day, March 21, 2010, at the Landmark Center, St. Paul, Minnesota. Dancers: Gladys Bell, Charmaine Koppinger, Liezi Scanlon, Alicia Sundberg, and Megan Switala."
    FACC band and dancers at Philippine day pt.3

    "Pinoy ako, Your Grace is Enough,Mighty to Save"


    CookingClassTuronPT, from


  • Pinoy Brunch at Pines Market

  • " 2 South Pine Drive, Circle Pines, MN 55014 Sun: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Contact Info Phone 1 (763) 432-0768



    Check out Philippinesotans, pages 228, 229, 230 Photo from about 1925
    *referred by Fred A. on Wed, April 21, 2010 12:15:11 AM
    MHS Visual Resource Database Search Results, from



    EasterFest 2008 - Fields of Grace

    "A TREMENDOUS thanks to the Fil-Minnesotan Association for allowing us to make some noise at EasterFest 2008. I know, I know, this is only one song. This is what happens when the person manning the cam is also watching three kids ;-). Don't worry, there is more to come. God Bless!"

    Martial Arts

    Pekiti Tirsia Demo at the St Paul, MN Dragon Festival 2010

    "Sifu Mike O'Melia, myself (in the hat) and Dr. Leif demonstrating Pekiti Tirsia at the Dragon Festival in St. Paul Minnesota. You can see in this clip examples of medium, close and extreme close range stick and dagger work as taught to Sifu O'Melia (the MN State Rep for Pekiti Tirsia Intl.) and his students. As an instructor under Sifu O'Melia it has been my honor and pleasure to be constantly exposed to the highest quality of instruction and consistent instilling of the basic principles that make the Filipino Martial Arts a staple in my Martial diet. Pekiti Tirsia, from the Vasayan region of the Phillipines, is a close range edged weapons combat system that emphasizes mobility, and education in the proper use of the technology (the blade, stick, and even in some cases firearm). You can see more Pekiti Tirsia at Tuhon McGrath's youtube channel, take a class with Sifu O'Melia at the MN Kali Group in Minneapolis, or contact me. "



  • KFAI 1808 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454 Tel: 612-341-3144
  • Listen to the Filipino-American performing artists Isabella and Francesca on the FANN this Sunday, posted 18 hours ago Story By Alan Bungue
    " Listen to the Filipino-American National News this Sunday, March 20, as we interview performing artists, Isabella and Francesca Dawis. The Dawis sisters will be talking about their careers and lives as well performing in studio. The Filipino-American National News airs from 9:00 - 9:30 p.m.


    College Outreach



    GoodnewsMinnesotaInfo's Philippine Independence Picnic 2013 album on Photobucket

    Support Missionary Highlight

  • YWAM, Romy Santos (met at Ethnic Harvest 03' Conference
  • Below is a letter of support (prayer and financial) request:

    "Right now we have a regular Bible study small group at U of MN every friday and we will try to connect to campus outrreach for big group gathering, we are also planning to do dinner set up every other week or at least once in a month for Interanational student and in connection with we are trying to help out, the stadium village church that serving breakfast for international student every sunday. as for me all my plans I laid it down at the foot of the cross. Let His will be done. I'm applying for licensed minister. and still looking for the place to live that I know I have peace that 's the right place. please if you can continually pray for me as I do to you. pray for financial breakthrough as I see God moving in the ministry. I have a little bit struggle on my staff fees eventhough God amazingly provided for me everyday like gas money and food. I thank God that I dont pay for my rent at U of MN but I do still have responsibility to pay off my staff fees which US$380 a month and its kinda building up.

    Im trusting God for all of these. please if you keep me in prayer and I also want to ask you as well if you prayerfully consider supporting me financially like every month it doesnt matter how much, that would be helpful blessings Romy ps. check my webpage click on staff and look for my name"

    Morris Connection:

    Gene (former missionary to the Philippines for 20+ years with Navigators), Mary (his wife), and Connie (his daughter) posing at their house in Janurary 2005

    Bio: Gene's missionary work to the Philippines kind of had it's beginnings when he was to partake a 1 month-only trip to Taiwan. He played the trumpet and was invited with a musical group to perform there in honor of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek. After meeting some Filipinos there and going to the Philippines, he fell in love with the people there and the one-month trip ended up being a 20 year-trip. He got married in 1952. His kids were all born in the Philippines and many live in Minnesota.

    *see Bible

    Inner City
    Inner Change �a christian order among the poor� (Philips Neighborhood in Minneapolis)(YWAM missionaries to Smokey Mountain-Manilla Philippines) Contact: Jim & Raquel Bloom; 2910 Bloomington Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55407; 612.722.3363 (Ethnic Harvest 03' Conference in Edina, MN


  • Philippine Nurses Association of Minnesota
  • Restaurants

  • Cora's Best Chicken Wings
    168 Concord (corner east of Cesar Street & Robert St.)

    St. Paul, MN


  • Minnesota Filipino Community
  • Cultural Society of Filipino Americans-Minnesota
    -Annual Events:
    Filipino Picnic at Roseville, usually 2nd Saturday of June
    Where: Central Park North
    816 Heinel Dr. N. This external link is not provided by or endorsed by the City of Roseville. Find on a Map (between Dale and Victoria; north of hwy 36)
    " This often ignored corner of Central Park is a preserve of woods, wetlands, and wildlife. Undeveloped and quite secluded, the best entrance to the park is to take Heinel Dr. down from S. Owasso Blvd. At 225 acres, Central Park is the largest park in Roseville, and one of the larger urban parks in Ramsey County. Central Park is divided into 5 areas connected by a series of walking and biking trails.
    Archives: (2007
  • Philippine Center
  • Social Justice

  • Philippine Study Group of Minnesota

  • "PSGM has worked since 1982 to support social and economic development in the Philippines. We keep well informed of currents events in the Philippines and educate Minnesotans about the importance of these events.
    PSGM has formed partnerships with several grassroots organizations in the Philippines promoting social and economic development. We devote a substantial proportion of our budget to aid these groups, and work with them in the Philippines when possible."



    Philippine Centennial Team Minnesota Gophers basketbrawl

    "November 16, 1998. Philippine Centennial Team plays it's 11th and last exhibition game in it's midwest tour against the Minnesota Gophers. Minutes into the game Andy Seigle and Miles Tarver start a bench clearing brawl."


    Global-Multicultural Asian-Filipino, Pinoy/Pinay, Balikbayan, etc.. of Philippines Outreach

    See our photo gallery !

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