Thursday, April 18, 2013

Meet Workshop Speaker Dr. Juanita Nacu

Juanita Santos Nacu, author of Storytelling. Project heart to heart: A Means to Bridge Generational Gap in post-1965 Filipino Immigrant families, has a degree in Nursing from the University of the Philippines Diliman and a MA in Pastoral Care and Counseling from the Institute of Christian Ministries, University of San Diego, She co-founded the Filipino American Institute of America/FAMILIA under the Diocese of San Diego and has designed and coordinated the annual Filipino Catholic Conferences and Youth Retreats. The 1993-1998 Fellowship from the University of San Diego School of Education helped her obtain her degree in Doctor of Education in Leadership Studies. While at the University of San Diego, she founded the Project Heart to Heart and co-founded the USD Filipino Ugnayan Student Organization. Project Heart to Heart eventually became a non-profit as a community-based gathering of different generations for sharing life experiences stories to bridge generational and cultural gap. In 2006, she received the 2006 Author E. Hughes Career Achievement Award from the School of Leadership and Education Science, University of San Diego.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Meet Workshop Speaker Marie Coronel

Marie Coronel is excited to be a member of the 10News team, the station she grew up watching. Marie was born and raised in San Diego, and is the proud daughter of Filipino parents. She graduated from Eastlake High School in Chula Vista, and received a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and a Minor in Political Science from California State University, Northridge.


Pacific Arts Movement will be at Magkaisa!

Interested in film making? Love movies? Check out the REEL VOICES workshop at our conference this year!

Meet Workshop Speaker - Anamaria Cabato


Ms. Cabato has been with PASACAT since its inception in 1970. She was a dancer, musician and vocalist through 1983 and is currently the Executive Director. She received a B.S. in Business Administration, Emphasis on Accounting from San Diego State University.

Being born of immigrant Philippine nationals, Ms. Cabato’s experience with Philippine dance enabled her to discover her cultural identity. This further developed her appreciation for the arts in general and thus become an advocate for the arts and the promotion of Philippine dance and music to other second generation Filipino-Americans.

Read more about Anamaria Cabato and PASACAT  at

Meet Workshop Speaker Chef Sinay

Anthony Sinsay is the Award Winning Executive Chef of BURLAP a top Del Mar Restaurant. A San Diego native and a Filipino-American, Sinsay brings an extensive background in Asian cuisine and passion for eastern flavors to Del Mar’s favorite restaurant. He keeps his focus on ingredient-driven dishes from local farmers, sustainable fishing, and ranchers which employ unique preparation methods and presentation.

He is also a product of the Sweetwater High School District as a graduate of Southwest High!

Check out more about Chef Sinsay at

Workshop List

Check out the cool workshops we have scheduled!

Art of Filipino Dance
Can we talk?
Career as  a Nurse Practitioner
Career as a Dentist/Entrepreneur
Career as a Mechanical Engineer
Career as a Military Officer
Career as a News Reporter
Career as a Nurse
Career as a Pharmacist
Career as a Probation Officer
Career as a Social Worker
Career as ICE - Border Patrol
Career as an Engineer 
Career as an IRS Special Agent
Career in Law Enforcement
Cyber Bullying
Filipino American College Students: Successes and Challenges 
Filipino American History
Filipino American Young Leaders Program
Financial Aid - Ways to pay for college
Healthy Cooking
Pacific Arts Movement
Role Modeling -- Project Heart to Heart
SWC Admissions
Transition from Middle to High School
UC Admissions
Career as a Chef

Meet Workshop Speaker Francine Maigue

Master’s in Management from Harvard University | Bachelor’s in World Arts & Cultures from UCLA | Professional Dancer, Choreographer, Arts Educator since the age of 11 | Weekly Lifestyle Columnist for The Filipino Press | Motivational Speaker | Former Miss Philippines of San Diego | Inaugural Delegate – Filipino American Youth Leadership Program | Filipino American Historical Achievement Awardee | Charles E. Young Humanitarian Awardee | Founder – Women’s Empowerment Convention and Network WECAN, Harvard University | Host – Ultimate TV, Boston

Read more about Francine Maigue at