Monday, April 18, 2016

Magkaisa 2016 Was A Success!

On behalf of our conference chairpersons, Margaret Macabasco and Ricardo Cooke, 
THANK YOU 
to each and every one of our community members for their commitment to making Magkaisa 2016 a success!  Thank you to all the community groups, industry professionals, educators, students, and parents for spending their Saturday morning with us!







Wednesday, April 6, 2016

A few of the workshops....

Hope to see you April 16th! 
Click "Conference Details" above for more info!


Monday, February 29, 2016

Monday, April 20, 2015

THANK YOU for Helping Make #MagkaisaItoNa a HUGE Success


A big THANK YOU to all who attended the Magkaisa Student Parent Conference this past Saturday! We had over 500 people in attendance!




The conference would not have been possible without the leadership of...
Magkaisa Chairpersons:
Lora Bumatay - Assistant Principal at Granger Junior High
Dinnah Donato-Palmore - counselor at Sweetwater High
Karangalan Scholarship Chairperson:
Lysabeth Luansing-Garcia

Thank you also to the Magkaisa Planning Committee and Karangalan Scholarship Committee: Farah Mendoza, Antonio Gutierrez, Reynila Magbuhat-Calderon, Mark Carpizo, Lysabeth Luansing-Garcia, Grace Foust, Sarah Delos Reyes, and Emanuel Miana.

Congrats to the Karangalan Scholarship recipients!



A big THANK YOU to our Workshop Speakers!

Francine Maigue - "The Pinoy Project: Power to Our People!
Gina Saclauso-Caro - “Healthy Filipino Cooking”
Kuya Ate Mentorship Program - Our vision is to forge relationships with younger Filipin@ American youth in San Diego county
Melanie Garcia - Career Technical Education: Finance & Business
Rey Idos - Filipino Games
Rizalyn Cruz & Farah Mendoza Filipino - Superstitious Belief
Julita Biares - Ukelele Lessons
Jacquiline Magat-Lapid - Gawad Kalinga
Anamaria Labao-Cabato - Art of Filipino Dance
Reynila Calderon-Magbuhat - Our History is No Mystery
Dario Villa - College and the Financial Aid Process
Clarisa Gomez - Knowing the Signs of Depresion and Suicidal Ideation
Bill Fajardo - Career Technical Education: Sweetwater District Welding and Manufacturing Program
Jessica Sphar - Career Technical Education: Sweetwater District Medical Biology and Biotechnology
Esther & Natalia Diaz - Career Technical Education: Sweetwater District Medical Professions Program
Mike Diaz - Career Technical Education: Sweetwater District Fire Science Program
David Cobian - Career Technical Education: Sweetwater District Engineering & Design
Steve Villariasa - Career Technical Education: National City Police Department
Mary Balce and Art Santos - Career Technical Education: Health Industry Dosimetrists
Joyce Lee - Career Technical Education: Education
Tara Monsod - Career Technical Education: Culinary Arts

Thank you to the SUHSD for their continued support:
Sweetwater Union High School District Board of Trustees -
Frank Tarantino, Paula Hall, Kevin Pike, Nicolas Segura, Arturo Solis
Interim Superintendent - Mr. Phil Stover
Director of College and Career Readiness: Elaine Elefante-Leano
Director of Curriculum and Instruction: Dr. Roman Del Rosario

Special Recognition to our friends, family, colleagues, and community supporters:

Michaela Mappala, Lee Romero, Jocelyn Love, Oscar and Daisy Juanitas, Bernard Balanay, Eleonor Castillo, Marie Obaña Quiñones, Arlene Garingo, FALEO San Diego Chapter, Ron Tulao, Mallari Family, Beverly Bianes, Dario Villa, Palmore Family, Bumatay Family, Luansing Family, Elaine Elefante-Leano, Council for Teaching Filipino Language and Culture, Nancy Castro-Nieto, Mary Rose Peralta, Roman Del Rosario, Rich Carreon, Mike Nafarrete, Tich Tran, Lorena Jarumayan, Nathan Tacto, Monica Aguilar-Garcia, Ray and Sarah Delos Reyes, Calderon-Magbuhat Family, Jason Josafat

It's never too early to plan ahead so please visit our link for the 2016 Karangalan Scholarship Fund!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Photo Scavenger Hunt



Photo Scavenger Hunt
Post your pictures on Twitter and/or Instagram!

For every photo you take listed below with the hashtag #MagkaisaItoNa
you will be entered to win a one of these awesome t-shirts from

Picture list:
· At the registration table checking in
· In front of the Bahay Kubo
· Your workshops in action
· Favorite outfit from the fashion show
· You with your Workshop Presenter 1
· You with your Workshop Presenter 2
· You with Keynote Speaker Eric Tan or Marie Coronel
· You with a Magkaisa Committee Member
· Karangalan Scholarship Winners
· Eating the yummy food
· One of the information booths
· In front of the fire truck

All pictures must be posted by 12:30PM April 18th to be eligible to win!  Must be present to win!