Recently, the Campaign for Safer Subway Stations (CSSS) held a Self-Defense Workshop [co-sponsored by the Center for Health Promotion and the Asian American Women's Alliance (AAWA)]. It was a huge success!

I'll be speaking/performing on Saturday, December 8th from 8pm to 10pm at Asian American Writers' Workshop (midtown) for "Human Writes" - GABRIELA Network's celebration of Human Rights Day with readings and spoken word performances. Confirmed artists include:
Nirumpama "Niru" Jayaraman, Ninotchka Rosca, and yours truly.

Crazy amount of hate crimes going on. Recently, the death of a Pakistani man detained as a terrorist suspect has heightened peoples' anger about how various people of color, many of them Arabs and Pakistanis and South Asians, have been getting detained and held in jails because they seem to fit a certain profile. The panic is incredibly reactionary and dangerous. I myself am nervous about the immense anti-immigrant sentiment that grows even more during these times. I see/hear it at work, on the train, on the street, in the stores while shopping. You can't escape it. Makes me worry because some dear ones are still in danger of being deported, and with the INS going on their witch hunt, it makes one wonder..

I got a shitload of resources below, and I couldn't even include them all because my blogger kept crashing from all the info, so here are the goodies! And the majority of them don't have direct links because that's just way too much coding for me to spend time on for such a lengthy listing! (whew!)


Intense and funny as hell: http://www.mnftiu.cc/mnftiu.cc/war.html


(a)eromestiza project screens at 2001 MIX Film/Video Festival
Courthouse Theater at
Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Avenue (at 2nd Street)
New York, NY 10003 USA
Tickets for the screening are $9. Tickets are available on 2001 MIX Festival
website: www.mixnyc.org and MIX hotline: 212.571.4242
Co-curated by Christine Bacareza Balance and Gigi Otalvaro-Hormillosa,

(a)eromestiza project showcases works by queer, Pinay, API and mixed heritage women from San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City, featuring film and video. Participating artists will challenge stereotypical representations of identity, community, sex, and eroticism by exploring these issues through the aerodynamic filter of a new “mestizaje” in which
there is a constant, yet fluid interplay between racial and sexual identities. (a)eromestiza will offer experimental, text-based, visual, video-based, movement and theoretical perspectives on race, gender,
sexuality and the endurance of the mind and body of the queer API woman as she exists and moves through the world.

"Pinay Undercover!"
(1997, 5 minutes)
Sabrina Margarita goes undercover to expose the secret strengths that are inherent in Pilipina women, although the idea may be contrary to popular
belief. She takes a look at the mothers, lolas and titas who've made it possible for our generation of Pinay women to recognize it in themselves.

Scenes from “Sungka”
(1999, 15 minutes)
Alison De La Cruz's one-woman show, Sungka, blends spoken word, storytelling and song. Using the Filipino shell game, Sungka, she creates a world inhabited by lyrical and complex characters. With an obsessive high school drill team captain, a poetic softball player, a wisecracking talent agent and a Spam-eating lounge singer, De La Cruz invites you to laugh. Cry. Play
- Sungka.
(2001, 2 minutes)
A “hot off the press” piece by Eliza Barrios revolving around desire.

“Inverted Minstrel”
(2000, 20 minutes)
Gigi Otalvaro-Hormillosa will present the San Francisco premiere of her first video based on Inverted Minstrel, a performance diorama that
challenges racial binary systems of thought by questioning and problematizing the politics of hip hop in various “cultures of resistance.”

“Iso Mahal”
“I Have No Regrets”
Three video pieces by New York based filmmaker Barbara Malaran who creates personal narrative from travel, construction and mutating bodies.

“raining ash”
(2000, 7 minutes)
Michella Rivera Gravage’s raining ash explores the phenomenon of the road trip and the powerful memories it generates. I wanted to ruminate on the feelings of isolation and wonder that arises while away from home. This film addresses the distortion of memories over time and the romanticization of the open road. I also wanted to expose the subtle nuances of working with
film transferred to video.

“Ankle Bracelet”
(1999, 7 minutes)
Iraya Robles’ music video for the karaoke hit by Stay-prest.

Sabrina Margarita Alcantara-Tan is creator and editor of Bamboo Girl, a zine confronting issues of racism, sexism, and homophobia as they relate to communities of Filipina, Asian Pacific Islander, & mixed Asian heritage. Her work is featured in Dragonladies: Asian American Feminists Breathe Fire, Young Wives’ Tales: New Adventures in Love and Partnership, A Girl's Guide To Taking Over The World: Writings From Girl Zines, and the upcoming That Takes Ovaries! Her illustrations grace the cover of the newly released
book, Consequence: Beyond Resisting Rape. As a cultural activist and community organizer, she has worked with Gabriela Network NY/NJ, a Philippine Women’s Solidarity organization, is co-founder of Kilawin Kolektibo, a Filipina queer collective based in NYC, and is co-coordinator of the Campaign for Safer Subway Stations (CSSS), which was launched in
response to the recent rape, beating, and robbery of a Filipina American woman in the Canal Street Station of Chinatown. Besides being classically trained in opera and ballet, she is also a balisong wielder and an aspiring herbalist.

Eliza Barrios’ work ranges from installation, performance to film/video work. Her installation works have been shown in Hawaii and California and her film/video work has screened at various film festivals internationally. Her collaborative affiliations are with The Mail Order Brides/M.O.B. Barrios explores the inter-relationship of culture through the investigation of internal/external belief systems. The internal/external belief systems are composed of various, and are not limited, to factors from familial
upbringing, class, cultural background to sexuality. She looks at each factor and attempts to depict this system through various mediums to help inspire more questions than answers.

Alison De La Cruz is a poet, performance artist, event producer, community organizer and ate' (older sister). In January 2000, De La Cruz performed her one-woman show, Sungka, to sold-out houses at Bindlestiff Studio in San Francisco. She was also recently featured as part of Treasure in the House, the Asian Pacific American Performance Series at Highways in Santa Monica. "Sungka" premiered on April 15, 2000 at the David Henry Hwang Theater in Los Angeles, as part of "Fresh Tracks.00" a festival of emerging Asian and
Pacific AmericanPerforming Arts sponsored by the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center. Her work can be seen in the upcoming anthology Going Home to a Landscape: New Writings by Filipina American Women. De La Cruz is the former Assistant Director of the Asian American Resource Center at Pomona College
and a producer of the Los Angeles Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture.

Barbara Malaran explores personal narrative from travel, construction and mutating bodies. Her works have screened at Arkipelago's “Sa Pinalakang
Tabing” (on the Silver Screen), MIX Festival (the experimental Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival), the New Festival (the Gay and Lesbian Film and
Video Festival), the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History and at the 10th Annual Lesbian Film and Video Festival in Paris. Her
work has also been screened in Chicago and Manila. Her experimental works have been presented by Senspace in Williamsburg, NY.

Iraya L. Robles comes from a background where arts activism, cultural politics, and pop culture combine to make a fresh new mound. She enjoys: being a multi-media, mixed–race, post-mod pfffeminist
munchyruggydyke…everyday empowerment through one-liners…recently appearing in Hima b.'s upcoming video short entitled, "Perfection = Holographic
Hermaphroditic Deity (P=HoHp2)"…her babycakes, Nicki Rae…and collaborating with Akiko Carver (SemiAutomatic) in the new Dyke Hapa-Mestiza
music/performance duo, Bodystocking & Tights. Iraya’s music video for the Stay-Pressed karaoke hit "Ankle Bracelet" has been screened at NAATA, Pinay Dyke Gathering in Toronto, Hapa Issues Forum Conference, Hands On! Queer Pilipina/o Conference, APAture, the San Francisco Public Library, and can also be seen (and purchased!) on the Kill Rock Stars "Video Fanzine #2.” When not working on new material, she can be found in koo-koo post-production mode due to the forthcoming Stay-Pressed compilation CD, "Soft Looks Past Patterns" (eighty minutes of music and skits and hella worth it, shuggs!) coming out fall 2001 on Lola Records.

Michella Rivera-Gravage: “raining ash is my first film/video piece. My next film project is a three part series about desire and longing. I have curated
programs in the past, including the Women of Color Film Festival at UC Berkeley and “Constellation of Home” at the San Francisco Cinematheque. My poetry and prose has been published in literary journals such as Shellac and Maganda. I Currently work at the Bay Area Video Coalition as the Post Production Supervisor.”

DIRECTIONS: F train to 2nd Avenue; 6 train to Bleecker Street; L train to 1st Avenue
Contact: Christine Bacareza Balance at basyang76@hotmail.com
Or call 718.768.9236


The Arms Trade Project & We Interrupt This Message present: TRUTH THROUGH FILM 5 Stories of U.S. Foreign Policy around the world (From Iraq to Vietnam to Panama to Nigeria to Nicaragua to...) plus Panel Discussion with activists and journalists from these regions plus An Anti-War Media Training plus Opportunities to learn about and become involved in Anti-War activism When: Saturday November 10 from 10am-5pm Where: The New School University Swayduck Auditorium 65 5th Ave. (Between 13th and 14th) Cost: $5 suggested donation Why: As the Bush Administration wages its war against terrorism on the people of Afghanistan, the media machine is one of the prime tools in selling and executing the war. The bombing of Afghanistan concerns geo-political and economic advantage, as well as a test run for military equipment. This kind of war has been waged by previous U.S. administrations on peoples of the world many times before. Civilians are devastated, yet we do not see their stories in the media. Come and see 5 films that highlight U.S. military and economic involvement around the world. See US foreign policy EXPOSED! Films: Nowhere to Hide - Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark travels through Iraq during the height of U.S. bombing, putting a human face on collateral damage. The Panama Deception - This Academy Award winning documentary film challenges the "official" rationale for the U.S. invasion of Panama. Panamanians directly affected by the invasion give first hand accounts of U.S. military action. Carla's Song - (feature film) A love story exposing the U.S. backed Contra's assault against the Sandinista government in Nicaragua. Vietnam: The Last Battle - John Pilger uncovers media myths and manipulation surrounding the US invasion of Vietnam and addresses the current economic war being waged against the Vietnamese by former invaders. Delta Force - On the anniversary of the death of Ogoni activist Ken Saro-Wiwa this powerful documentary highlights the struggle of the Ogoni people against the U.S. corporation Shell and Shell financed Nigerian military.


Once again Caseroc Productions and the Hip-Hop Theater Junction are
teaming up to produce the 3rd NYC Hip-Hop Theater Festival. Under one
roof, Hip Hop’s best and brightest actors, playwrights, dancers and
performers will gather to present pieces, plays, monologues and stories
from all over the world.
We are accepting submissions of theatrical, interdisciplinary and
performance pieces in the following categories:
Full-length plays (up to 1hr: 45min), one-acts (30-60 minutes avg.) and
ten-minute plays. Extra consideration will be given to ensemble pieces,
though solo pieces are acceptable.
Because the festival is a presenter and not a producer, it is mandatory
that all works submitted have been previously produced in some form -- a
staged reading, workshop performance or full production.
Please send a script and, if possible, a videotape, along with a brief
production history of the work and brief bio or resume to:
Hip Hop Theater Festival
532 LaGuardia Place. #409
New York, NY 10012
Also include an SASE if you would like your script or materials
We are accepting work from October 15 through December 15, 2001. Earlier
submissions will receive higher priority.
Please contact us at submissions@hiphoptheaterfest.com if there are any


WTC Relief Grants . . .

Immigrant Access Project

The New York Foundation has received funds from Rockefeller Foundation to allocate $500,000 in grants to community groups who can help low-income immigrants directly affected by the Sept. 11 attack.

Lower Manhattan Small Business and Workforce Retention Project

Seedco, the Alliance for Downtown New York and Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) launched a $6 million program to assist small retail and manufacturing businesses and workers in Lower Manhattan that were adversely affected by the WTC attack.

Union Community Fund

The Union Community Fund is currently distributing funds to non-profit organizations meeting the needs of those affected by the Sept. 11 events in New York.

WTC Disaster Resources…

An information desk with Chinese bilingual information is available at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association.

Legal Aid Society has available a resource guide on WTC disaster-related assistance for immigrants.

The Emergency Employment Clearinghouse provides assistance to workers affected by the WTC disaster who are looking for employment.

South Asian Council for Social Services announces free counseling sessions.

The Disaster Assistance Service Center in lower Manhattan is in urgent need of volunteer translators for Asian languages.

View the entire news section at: http://www.aafny.org/newsltr/news_main.asp


Dear Folks,

Greetings. I hope you're all doing well. Lately I've been writing for the Indo-Asian News Service from the UN and New York. Recently I've been doing stories on hate crimes against Arabs and South Asians in the US, and this morning I myself became the victim of such a crime.

I was attacked by three unknown assailants late Saturday night outside a grocery store in Park Slope. One of them looked at me and said, "You look like Osama Binladen, are you from Pakistan?"
I said, "Originally, yes," and in that very moment he started punching and kicking me. They left me on the street, unconscious. The grocery store worker, aPakistani immigrant, came out and brought me into his store. I was taken by ambulance to the New York Methodist Hospital emergency room for initial treatment. I am returning there Monday morning to get dental repairs done. The police haven't been able to arrest them yet, but they are investigating the case as a hate crime.

AALDF has already documented many cases of hate crimes since September 11; I don't know if any other South Asian journalists have been attacked. I feel I have been a victim of ignorance, and I think the way certain major media outlets have chosen to portray the people of the region should be of concern to us all.

Haider Rizvi


Do you want to help build the first ever National AAPI
Student Conference? (Then go to

Why now? Because the infrastructure exists, because
the same campus issues recur everywhere, because there
are too many hate crimes, because stereotypes are
bullshit, because this is the next step, because when
we first listened to Broken Speak we cried, because
we’ve been denied our history and identity too long,
because my campus has thirty API student groups,
because my campus has none, because Wen Ho Lee spent
nine months in solitary confinement, because Joseph
Ileto was a son and a brother, because we’re losing
the battle for affirmative action, because we can blow
the glass ceiling sky high, because student activism
is my life, because we still need to shout louder:


1763, a Filipino settlement began near what is now New
Orleans. The Asian American experience begins. Late
1960s, with the founding of such groups as
Intercollegiate Chinese for Social Action, Leway, and
Third World Liberation Front, the modern day Asian
American Movement begins. March 27, 1969, the
yearlong strike at San Francisco State University ends
and Asian American Studies is born.1969-present, AAS,
inseparable from the continuously evolving Movement,
peels back the most recent sets of stereotypes and
layers of ethnic stigma to reveal a history of
oppression and resistance; a rich, multi-narrative
history of Asian American experiences and cultures.
The Movement is now placed within a context of a
greater struggle.2003, at a national conference, after
decades of student organizing and leadership
development, thousands of Asian American college
students come together to defy stereotypes and empower
each other in a national display of unity, tolerance,
and strength.

The National Asian American Student Conference
(NAASCon, http://naascon.dbnoc.com) will take place in
Spring 2003. This will be an unprecedented event in
Asian American (and therefore American) history.
Thousands of AAPI students will come together to
network, socialize, empower each other and themselves,
perform, dialogue, organize campaigns and projects,

But in order to achieve these goals, we need a strong
network of students as well as capable leadership.
With a sound business plan, committed student leaders,
open minds and the support of countless Asian American
groups, NAASCon (http://naascon.dbnoc.com) is forming
structurally into Events, Sales, Communications,
Technology, and Network committees. So, where do you
come in?

Overseeing the entire operation is the Executive Board
(eboard), a core of experienced and creative students
who are willing to work for the fruition of this
collective vision by advising the coordinating teams.
We are currently seeking students to share in
leadership, to mold our vision, and to proclaim that
THIS IS ASIAN AMERICA. We want your time, your money,
your girlfriend, and your little dog, too. Please
forward this on to anyone who may be interested.
Experience, creativity, and demonstrated commitment to
the issues are a plus. Members of smaller AAPI ethnic
groups and those living in the southern U.S. and
Polynesia are strongly encouraged to apply.

Apply through our website at:



ADC Update:
What To Do In Cases Of Discrimination

Employment Discrimination:

1- File a complaint by calling the Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission (EEOC) at the following phone numbers: 1-202-663-4814
(Hotline) or 1-800-669-4000.

2- Contact the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) Legal Department to report your incident and consult with an attorney at 1-202-244-2990, (fax) 1-202-244-3196, or send email to legal@adc.org.

Airline Passenger Profiling:

1- File a complaint with the United States Department of
Transportation by calling the Aviation Consumer Protection Division at
the following phone numbers: 1-202-366-2220, 1-202-336-5957, or
1-202-336-5945 or send email to airconsumer@ost.dot.gov .
Alternately, you can send detailed complaint letters to:

Aviation Consumer Protection Division
U.S. Department of Transportation
Room 4107, C-75
Washington, DC 20590

2- Contact the ADC Legal Department to report your incident and
consult with an attorney at 1-202-244-2990, (fax) 1-202-244-3196, or send email to legal@adc.org .

Hate Crimes:

1- Call your local Police Department and file a police report.

2- Contact the ADC Legal Department to report your incident and
consult with an attorney at 1-202-244-2990, (fax) 1-202-244-3196, or send email to legal@adc.org .

Housing Discrimination:

1- File a complaint by calling the Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) at the following phone numbers: 1-800-669-9777 and if you believe there is a pattern or practice of discrimination,
contact the Housing and Civil Enforcement Section at 1-202-514-4713.

2- Contact the ADC Legal Department to report your incident and
consult with an attorney at 1-202-244-2990, (fax) 1-202-244-3196, or send email to legal@adc.org.

Education Discrimination:

1- File a complaint by calling the Educational Opportunities Section
at the following phone number: 1-202-514-4092.

2- Contact the ADC Education and Outreach Department to report your
incident at 1-202-244-2990, (fax) 1-202-244-3196, or send email to
marvinw@adc.org .

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
4201 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 300
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Tel: (202) 244-2990, Fax: (202) 244-3196
E-mail: adc@adc.org
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October 18, 2001

Dear Friends,

I write this message with extreme sadness, frustration and anger at
the events that unfolded in the last three days where the Manobo
Community in San Luis, Don Carlos, Bukidnon, who in their quest for
the recognition of their ancestral lands, have experienced the most
brutal and savage assault on their rights as citizens of this
country, unparalleled for some time. This is not fiction.

On the last week (09/27/01) of September, armed men identified with
the local political elite in the Municipality surrounded the house
of Datu Marcial Tahuyan the leader of the San Luis Bukidnon Native
Farmers Association (SLBNFA), and opened fire with long arms.
Virginia Tahuyan and a 14-year-old child were hit in the thigh and
arms. Datu Tahuyan barely escaped with his life.

The incident was immediately reported to the PNP who have their own
detachment and Mobile Force in the area. Letters of concern
addressed to various agencies (Office of the President, Dept. of
National Defense, DILG, etc.) were sent by the community along with
support groups expressing their fear and apprehension at the safety
of the Manobo community in San Luis. They promised to investigate,
however, no immediate action was taken by the local PNP.

At around 6:20 A.M. on Saturday, October 13, 2001; armed men
ambushed the survey party of the San Luis Manobo Farmers Association who were accompanied by field personnel of the PAFID, while they were on their way to locate the boundaries of their ancestral domain. Ananias Tahuyan, whose wife Virginia, a victim of a previous attack and had just been released from the hospital 3 days earlier, died on the spot from gunshot wounds in his forehead. Rodolfo Dasig was able to run from the ambush area but later died due to massive loss of blood. The two fatalities were buried last Sunday October 14, 2001; on the occasion of the Tribal Filipino Sunday.

The attack was again reported to the PNP, which responded nearly 4
hours later, and to the Local Government Officials who until now
have not done anything to ease the tension in the area. For some
time after the ambush the armed men lingered near the Manobo village
forcing the people to evacuate to another area. Good Samaritans who
offered shelter to the evacuees were not spared as they were
threatened by the armed men.

The PAFID personnel and the priests in the area were able to locate
the two witnesses who were able to escape the carnage. By this time
the armed men nearly got to them and silence them permanently. Under the cover of darkness, the witnesses were brought to the Bishop’s house for their safety.

Yesterday, 18 October 2001; the armed men went back to the Manobo
Village to finish the job. After firing shots in the air, 32 houses
were razed to the ground including all the meager lifetime
belongings of the people. As if this were not enough, the armed men
visited the temporary evacuation area and once more threatened the
people forcing them to move further away. Up to this time we have
not been able to enter the area and fully document the carnage. We
do not know if there are other fatalities. The area is still very
critical and very unsafe.

We have tried everything conceivable within our capacity; we have
talked to the high and mighty of the Government, to the Police, to
the Military to anyone who will listen. But, unfortunately the
killing continues. As I write this letter, Datu Tahuyan is at the
8th Infantry Battalion of the Phil. Army, and asking for their help.
I have personally talked to the Commanding Officer, Lt. Col Renato
David who informed me that they would not mobilize since it is only
a ìpolice matterî and that he has to respect their Memorandum of
Agreement with the Police. The Police on the other hand seem
unperturbed and say that they are doing their best (sure!!!).

Bishop Pacana has been with us all along with the priests who
continue to offer help. Ambassador Howard Dee, Sec. Ging Deles and
Asec. Len Bautista of PMS, have been burning the lines to get the
military, the Local Government Officials and the Police moving. We
all hope that it is not too late!

Only Last April 2001, the President along with a senior cabinet team
visited Quezon, Bukidnon to award the Certificate of Ancestral
Domain Claim of the Quezon Manobo Tribes Association. This group had
also suffered numerous casualties in their struggle for their
ancestral domains. The Manobo peoples had hoped that the President’s
visit would herald a renewed respect of the rights of the Indigenous
Peoples of Bukidnon. It is very ironic that the people who were
inspired by the presidential visit to pursue once more their land
claims would only later on become a mere statistic of the growing
number of Indigenous Peoples who have lost their lives because of
land in Bukidnon.

We need your help.

Let us not allow Government to sleep on this! Let us not allow the
deaths of Nani and Rodolfo to go in vain! Let us stop the killing of
the Indigenous Peoples in Bukidnon!!

1. Please write letters of concern to the following:

Sec. Jose Lina
Francisco Gold Tower
Mapagmahal, cor. EDSA
Quezon City
Fax: (632) 925-0332/ email osec@dilg.com.ph

Sec. Angelo Reyes
Camp Aguinaldo
EDSA, Quezon City
(632) 911-6213 / email osnd@philonline.com

Her Excellency Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Malacanang Palace
San Miguel, Manila
(632) 734-2109/ email pgma@compass.com

Felix Manzano
Municipality of Don Carlos
Fax (088) 226-2361 / 226-2522

Sec. Hernando Perez
Department of Justice
Padre Faura, Manila

Gen. Wycoco
National Bureau of Investigation
Taft Avenue, Manila
Fax (632) 525-6895

2. The Manobo Peoples shall need good lawyers. They are against the
wealthy families of Buikidnon.

3. They shall need food and clothing. You can coordinate with our
Mindanao Office at: 09 Coca-cola Village, Matina, and Davao City
Tel No. (082) 296-0407, email pafid@dvo.info.com.ph, contact person
is Rino Bersalona. We can also help out here in our manila office.

4. Please push for the immediate creation of a fact-finding team,
there are unconfirmed reports that there are nearly 12 more Manobos
buried within the Cojuangco area.

5. Ask the Military to immediately dis-arm all paramilitary groups
in Don Carlos. Most of these are either bodyguards of the local
political elite or are supported by the police. The group of
Kumander Ligaya, which had earlier been featured in Probe Team,
still poses one of the biggest threats in the area as they act as
guns for hire for all land prospectors.

6. The incoming week will be fully booked with conferences regarding
Indigenous Peoples: World Bank and IP policies on Monday; ADB and
its Asian region strategy on IP&Poverty eradication starts on
Thursday; LRC and UP Coll. Of Law on Wednesday and Asian Human
Rights Conference in Davao starts on Tuesday. I make an appeal for
all those who will attend along with the organizers. Please discuss
this terrible state of affairs of the IP communities in Mindanao, if
possible please allow the participants to come-up with a letter of
concern addressed to the necessary Gov’t. Agencies. By doing so we
would have made these activities more relevant to the very people to
whom we profess our partnership with and conduct these gatherings

Maraming Salamat Po!
Dave De Vera
Exec. Director