Introducing on behalf of XPO’s Beta Chapter, we are proud to introduce our new brothers. Representing Beta Chapter, Tau Class for Fall2013:

XPO472: Patrick Cordova
XPO473: Jullian Creer
XPO474: Jeremy Gonzalez
XPO475: Luke Jocson
XPO476: Cameron Yee
XPO477: Timothy Balilo
XPO478: Chris Altamero
XPO479: Randy Hynson

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Pledge Dads: XPO403: Nate Alarcio, XPO431: Jonathan Locsin

 

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Yesterday was the 2013 Parol Festival. Many Filipino based organizations took part in the event showcasing their personal paroles for a cash grand prize. Organizations that participated included LFS and PACE of San Francisco State University, VEC, Bindlestiff Studio, Philippine Consulate General, the Sisters of Kappa Psi Epsilon, the Brothers of Chi Rho Omicron and others. The winner of the event was VEC.

More pictures:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/xpo431/sets/72157639536293275/

 

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On the last weekend of November, the Brothers of Chi Rho Omicron along side The Pilipino Bayanihan Resource Center of San Mateo County, LBC, ABS-CBN and other organizations held a benefit show at San Francisco State University in support of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The show featured musical performances by Native Elements, End The Suffering, and also featured stand-up comic, Kevin Camia. The event raised over $1,200 and was sent to NAFCON who is in part with helping the victims of the typhoon.

More pictures:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/xpo431/sets/72157639535926725/

 

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Coming up next week will be the annual Christmas Parol! It will be on December 11th of next week. The theme of the festival will be on LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual). The brothers of Chi Rho Omicron will be taking part in this event along side other organizations building and presenting parols in a competition.

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On November 10th, the day before Veteran’s day, there was a Veteran’s Parade in downtown San Francisco. Filipino organizations helped plan for the Veteranos to take part in the parade. The Veteranos are Filipino soldiers that took part in World War II that aided the United States against the Japanese. The organizations helped spread awareness of who the Veteranos were and why they should be recognized. The main reason being, that they did not receive their full benefits for their aid at the time and also extending to this day. “Makibaka” was one of the main themes for the Veteranos, which in Tagalog translates to “struggle and revolution”.

More pictures:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/xpo431/sets/72157639974434523//

 
 
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San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks

This event will sell out. Buy your Filipino Heritage Night II tickets.

 

Missed the first Filipino Heritage Night, or had such a great time you want more? Not to worry – we scheduled two! Your special event ticket package includes a ticket in one of the Filipino Heritage Night sections for the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, admission to the Filipino Heritage Night 2 pre-game festival in Seals Plaza from 5:00-7:00 p.m., as well as a Filipino-themed Giants item!

Featuring:

  • Commemorative Giants Filipino Heritage Night drawstring backpack
  • Filipino heritage concert at Seals Plaza
  • Pre-game entertainment at Lefty O’Doule Plaza at 6:15 pm
  • Pre-game cultural performance at homeplate
  • Seating in the special Filipino Heritage Night section
  • Pancit and lumpia included with your Filipino Heritage Night ticket!

Tickets start at $20 (Dynamic pricing applies. Buy your your tickets in advance to secure the best possible seats and price!)

In Community Partnership with the Filipina Women’s Network, Filipino American Arts Exposition, Manilatown Heritage Foundation, and 600 Hands

Partial proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to local non-profits in the Filipino community. The Filipino community is always one of the largest and loudest to come out to the ballpark all season, so bring the whole family and get in on the action!

WHEN
September 05, 2013 at 7:15pm – 10:15pm
WHERE
AT&T Park
24 Willie Mays Plz
San Francisco, CA 94107
United States
Google map and directions
TICKETS
$18.75 USD · Purchase tickets
 

The Filipino American Development Foundation is happy to invite you to the 10th annual San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival and Parade.

Event details
Saturday, December 8, 2012 5pm-8:30pm
Event starts in Yerba Buena Gardens and moves to St. Patrick’s Church

 

Hello Family and Friends

Are you excited for the NBA season? Are you proud to be Filipino and want to show it off at the next Golden State Warriors game? Here is your chance. The Warriors are hosting their Filipino Heritage Night on November 10th against the Denver Nuggets. These games are always a lot of fun especially with a large group of friends. The details are below. And as a friendly reminder based on previous experience, these tickets do sell out. Buy them while you can.

Hope to see you there!

-XPO

Golden State Warriors Filipino Herigtage Night

 Saturday, November 10, 2012

Tipoff at 7:30pm

 

• Join us for an exclusive post-game Q & A with Filipino–American rapper and record producer Apl.de.Ap of the Black Eyed Peas! Organize a group of 15-or-more and be entered into a drawing to meet and take a photo with Apl.de.Ap after the game!

• A Warriors Filipino Heritage Night T-Shirt is included with every special event ticket. You MUST purchase a special event ticket to receive the giveaway.

• In-game cultural entertainment by local performance groups and artists!

• Filipino Cuisine will be offered at select Oracle Arena concession stands!

• A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to benefit local Filipino charities as well as the Apl.de.Ap Foundations We Can Be Anything Campaign.

• Groups of 15 or more will receive the greatest savings, secure the best seats and are eligible for additional benefits. Call Maria for details.

 

* Market pricing applies to all tickets, and rates can increase based on factors affecting supply and demand. Lock in your price and seat location by purchasing today! Pay no taxes and fees!
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PASSWORD: WARRIORS
About the Apl.de.AP Foundation
The Apl.de.Ap Foundation (ADAF) is committed to helping the children of the Philippines reach their educational and entrepreneurial potential through the building of classrooms in strategic, economically depressed communities and in providing curriculum that teaches students the basics of computer language and skills. This on-going project has already seen the building and opening of three schools in the Southern Philippines with additional classrooms to be built in the next few years. For more information about ADAF and ways that you can help, please visit https://www.facebook.com/Apl.de.Ap.OFFICIAL on Facebook or email Ted I. Benito (ADAF President) at ted@apldeapfoundation.org.
 

Fil-Grad is a celebration of graduating students at SFSU. Hosted by the graduates themselves, these students will celebrate opening a new chapter in their lives. Two of our very own brothers will graduate from San Francisco State this year, Andrew Manosca and Kevin Bernardino. The ceremony will take place this Sunday, May 20th. The details are below. Please show you support.

We wish you the best and many successful years after college!

Congratulations Class of 2012

-XPO

 

 ABOUT FIL-GRAD

Filipino Graduation, also known as Fil-Grad, at San Francisco State University has become a beloved tradition within the community that grows out of rich history of the campus. FilGrad puts the spotlight on Filipinos who have reached the requirements to receive a degree at any level of higher education. Unlike any other commencement ceremony, FilGrad is put together by the graduates themselves and in turn is a journey. The bond between the students to reach this momentous day makes it an accomplishment on its own.

The rate of Filipino college graduates in the United States is far different from that of in the Philippines. Only half of those who enter as freshman at a university of higher education receive a college degree. Surrounded by family, friends, and loved ones, these students who participate in Fil-Grad are in turn thanking those around them for the help, support, love and inspiration they received in their lives.

This Sunday, May 20th, come celebrate the accomplishments of our students. They have worked so hard over the past few year. Let us show them the love and appreciation for the amazing achievements. Fil-Grad will take place in the Gymnasium at San Francisco State University. There is a map below to help you with getting through campus. The ceremony begins at 9am and will end at 11am. Graduates will arrive earlier for dress rehearsal. Doors open at 8am for those families who would like to get good seats. Please have your ticket ready when you enter. If you do not have one, please ask your graduate. There will also be a will call if necessary.

For any other questions, please ask your graduate. We will do our best to put as much information here.

See you at the Graduation!

Fil-Grad Ceremony

May 20th, 2012
9am-11am
Doors open at 8am
 
*Tickets required*
*Will call Available*

Maps

 

Parking

Here are the parking lots available. You can find street parking in Park Merced for free.

Lot 20

YOU MUST HAVE EXACT CHANGE, KIOSK ATTENDANT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY

General paid public, visitor/guest, student parking

  • Open 24-hours a days, 7 days a week.

  • $3.00 for two hours or $6.00 for the day.  Daily permits expire at midnight.  Two day permits are available for $12. Exact change is required, machines do not give change. Pay stations will accept quarter, $1, $5 and $10 bills as well as prepaid debit cards.

  • $20 and $50 prepaid debit cards are available at the Bursur’s Office in the Administration building and at the One Stop Shop in the Student Service Building. Debit cards are NOT available at the Parking Office.

  • Level 4i Orange to 4n Orange and the roof level is restricted to staff and faculty between 7a.m. and 5p.m. Monday – Friday.

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YOU MUST HAVE EXACT CHANGE

General paid public, visitor/guest, student parking.

  • Seven days a week 7a.m. to 10p.m.

  • $3.00 for two hours or $6.00 for the day.  Daily permits expire at midnight.  Two day permits are available for $12. Exact change is required, machines do not give change. Pay stations will accept quarter, $1, $5 and $10 bills as well as prepaid debit cards.

  • $20 and $50 prepaid debit cards are available at the Bursur’s Office in the Administration building and at the One Stop Shop in the Student Service Building. Debit cards are NOT available at the Parking Office.

  • Campus residents may purchase a semester permit through the Bursar’s office

Directions

via www.SFSU.edu

Car
CAL TRAIN
Bicycle SAMTRANS Ferry Icon
Airport Icon
Bicycle SamTrans Ferry Service
Golden Gate Transit
Golden Gate Transit
 

2012 Community Service Learning and Civic Engagement Awards

Each year, the University’s Community Service Learning Program, a unit within the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE), recognizes leadership efforts that promoteCommunity Service Learning and Community Engaged Scholarship (CSL-CE) at SF State and in surrounding Bay Area and global communities. This year’s winners are: 

Student Group Projects
This year marks a first: the Community Service Learning Program recognizes that learning need not be tied to semester-long courses, but can occur whenever student groups collectively decide to work in the surrounding community, even if only for a day. Partnering with LEAD, who helped evaluate the student group proposals, we are proud to support:

1. Chi Rho Omicron, a Filipino-American cultural based SF State fraternity that has partnered with Project Pearls, a nonprofit organization that assists underprivileged, malnourished children in the Philippines, where many children survive by scavenging for food thrown into dumpsters. This past December, Chi Rho members hosted a guided caroling tour around South San Francisco neighborhoods, then sang at two parks while collecting canned food donations for Project Pearls. Their hope is to make this an annual event that will raise awareness about global hunger. 

More info at: http://www.sfsu.edu/~icce/students/awards_internships.html

2012 CSL Awards

This year, perhaps more than any other thus far, the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement’s Community Service Learning (CSL) program honors the multicultural diversity that represents San Francisco and University programs. After a competitive nomination process, we are proud to announce the winners of the 2012 Community Service Learning and/or Civic Engagement awards. Their service will be celebrated at the Annual CSL ceremony on May 2.

Student Group Projects

This year marks a first: the Community Service Learning Program recognizes that learning need not be tied to semester-long courses, but can occur whenever student groups collectively decide to work in the surrounding community, even if only for a day. Partnering with LEAD, who helped evaluate the student group proposals, we are proud to support:

1. Chi Rho Omicron, a Filipino-American cultural based SF State fraternity that has partnered with Project Pearls, a nonprofit organization that assists underprivileged, malnourished children in the Philippines, where many children survive by scavenging for food thrown into dumpsters.

More info at:  http://www.sfsu.edu/~icce/news.html

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