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Do you know a student who deserves recognition going into the 2016-17 school year? FACCOC’s “Generations” will honor up to 5 students from local college campuses where an organized Filipino American student organization exists.

Awardees will be selected from a panel consisting of FACCOC leadership and local alumni of your University. They will have access to influential and connected business owners within their desired fields along with local politicians in the area. FACCOC will ensure that the industry leaders or business owners of the awardees choice are seated at your table in hopes of making career enhancing connections.

Awardees will be given admission for (2) at the GALA which includes dinner free of charge. They will have the ability to purchase a table or additional tickets at FACCOC’s member rate.

We are currently raising funds for a “Fil-Am Student of the Year” that will be chosen from each University’s awardees.


  1. Must be a graduating senior who will receive their diploma by June 2017.
  2. Must demonstrate impeccable leadership on campus.
  3. Having a current leadership position in a Filipino student organization is a plus.
  4. High GPA is a plus.
  5. Must be influential on their peers and have strong communication skills.
  6. Must be able to attend the Generations GALA on the evening October 7th at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim.

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Booths from 2015We are almost full for vendor booths for our 8th Annual Green and Health Expo! Our promotion of 1 year of free FACCOC membership with a booth purchase is about to end!

Non Members – $150 – includes booth, lunch and breakfast for 2 people, with 1 year basic FACCOC membership or $100 toward any higher tier membership.

Members – $100 – includes booth, lunch and breakfast for 2 people, with 1 year renewal basic FACCOC membership (additional 12 months to existing membership)  or $100 credit toward any higher tier membership (Networker, Elite, Corporate, or Lifetime levels.)

After factoring the cost of food, entrance, and membership purchased separately, the Expo booth is basically FREE!

Register here for a booth.

Plan on visiting the Expo as an attendee?

Exhibitors2We have a limited amount of FREE entrance registrations available that will include lunch. Use promo code ‘scefree’ and click “apply” after choosing the correct option. Register here as an attendee. 


Nominate your fellow business owners for our Green & Health Expo!



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Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County in partnership with one of our Board Members, Emma Tiebens of Tiebens Media, Intl. and Magnetic and Monetized Meetup Group, brings you the RARE opportunity to meet, speak with and hear from:

Upcoming Secretary of Agriculture, Republic of the Philippines

Cabinet Member of President-Elect Rodrigo Duterte
Former Governor of North Cotabato and the Author of “Feeding Millions – President Duterte’s Food Security Blueprint”

Mr. Piñol is a practicing farmer, most qualified to head the Department of Agriculture. One of 11 sons of a farmer and a public school teacher from M’lang, North Cotabato, the Pinol brothers all know how to use a plow attached to a carabao to cultivate the land. He has bred his own line of native chicken using American strains and crossing them with the Philippines’ parawakan to produce a meaty and tender chicken breed. He is passionate with his goats and has champion breeds, too. His farm in Kidapawan also has peking ducks, carabaos, cats, even earthworms, which he produces in quantities. He plants moringa, (our lowly malunggay), lanzones, durian, rubber trees, turmeric and all other plants.

His passion and love for his countrymen — making sure that food will be available and affordable for 105 million Filipinos, is reason why he traveled to America. Previously, he has embarked on his Biyaheng Bukid project, driving from the island of Mindanao and discovering the rich landscape of the Philippine islands, numbering to about 7,100. So far, he has covered 50 major islands? He has traveled to the highest peaks of the Philippines, Mt. Apo and Mt. Pulag, to discover for himself, the needs of the Filipino farmer. He will talk about the biodynamic farming methods of the mountain tribes of Ifugao, famous for the Banaue rice terraces and their unique heirloom rice. He will tell us about the rich bounties of the sea in Cebu, Leyte, Bohol, Zamboanga, Surigao and Antique, among many others. The Philippines has the fifth longest coastline in the world, much longer than the coastline of the US and China.

He was also a former newspaperman, worked for Tempo as a deskman and sports columnist and erstwhile three-term governor and vice governor of North Cotabato. He shares the vision of the new President Duterte and his campaign pledge for the poor farmers.

The message is clear this early: Corruption will be eliminated during his term as Secretary of Agriculture. The Philippines will try to be competitive in the world market and America stands to become a major ally.

We are so thrilled to have Mr. Piñol to be our Guest Speaker for this month’s Meetup and he will be speaking about the state of Agriculture, Economy and Business and Investment Opportunities in the Philippines. If you are a Business Owner, Investor, Entrepreneur who is looking to expand your business in Asia, particularly in the Philippines, this is the perfect event for you!

Limited Sponsorship Opportunities are available. Please contact info@emmatiebens.com .

Come join us! RSVP here then REGISTER NOW by clicking on the link below. Seats are very limited and we expect a packed venue please CLICK BELOW REGISTER NOW!


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Meet our speakers for this Thursday’s lunch!not

Natividado Maneja “Not” is a commercial lender with First Choice Bank in Anaheim.  He has 20 years of experience in the financial industry and specializes in Commercial & Industrial Lending.  Commercial Lending solutions include; Working Capital Lines, Equipment Financing, Commercial & Investor Real Estate and SBA financing.

His best referral is usually a CPA or broker that works with small to midsized companies that are currently looking for a line of credit, a building or new equipment.


Kady Brown of Ubiqus is a marketing enthusiast who is passionate about building meaningful relationships and helping organizations connect with their audience through branding and language.

Kady helps companies by increasing their reach to international customers through translation. Her best referral is someone who’s looking to grow their business and reach a multilingual audience. In today’s market, English is just one of many languages used online and other forms of media.

Register today! Guests welcome for our multicultural networking lunch!


Join us at the beautiful Muzeo in Downtown Anaheim this Wednesday Night!

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Let us know how we can improve our Power Networking Lunch to result in MORE BUSINESS for you!

Let us know how we can improve our Power Networking Lunch to result in MORE BUSINESS for you!

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What frequency would work best for you?

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We currently have our venue at Dave and Busters in Orange. In addition to this venue, would you like to see occasional rotation of our meeting place?

How structured and strict would you like this group to be?

Are you interested in being an Ambassador for this Networking Group?

How many CLOSED business transactions would you need for your time and monetary investment to BREAK EVEN?

How much MONEY in closed business would this be to break even?

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Giovanni Ortega

Giovanni Ortega (AEA, SAG-AFTRA) is an Actor, Author and Director who has been working professionally since 2004. He believes in creating an accepting and inclusive relationship with artists and communities alike regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation and class. He has directed and/or performed for numerous productions and theater companies, including East West Players, The Actor’s Gang, Boston Court, Latino Theater Company, The Colony, KulArts, Getty Museum, Fowler Museum, and Center Theater Group.

He wrote ALLOS, the story of Carlos Bulosan which was commissioned by East West Players Theater (Southern California tour, 2011). It was produced in Chicago the following year by the CIRCA Pintig Theater Company, who once again the play as part of Migrant Stories (March, 2014). During the same time, East West Players included an excerpt of his work in Our American Voice. ALLOS was recently filmed and produced by KSCI-LA18.

He has performed and spoken at over 300 organization/universities and prisons in North America with various one-person shows including Playfair, a program that incorporates Motivational Speaking, Diversity Engagement and Improvisation. In addition, he recently conducted a Method Acting and Directing Workshop for Upstage Theater in Bern Switzerland.

As an author, he took the literary artist category for FPAC Pahayag Project for the most sought after writer with his first book, Leaves from the Silverlake Barrio (published by The Undeniables) and is currently working on his second book entitled Boroughs of an Andalusian Gypsy.

He is a regular guest for LA18 programs Halo Halo with Kat Iniba, Kababayan Today and Pun Plip Pridays. Giovanni is a Visiting Professor for Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance.


Linda Young

Linda Young, who was born in the U.S. and raised in the Philippines, has an inborn entrepreneurial spirit that prompted her to start a gift basket company in 2000. The company, Tailored Baskets, Inc., catered to corporate clients such as Southern California Edison, Wells Fargo, Union Bank, Angels Baseball, and The Irvine Company, just to name a few. For her efforts in creating and manufacturing more than 1 million gift baskets, Young was recognized Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003 and Supplier of the Year in 2006 by the Minority Business Development Council of Southern California. Through her years of designing and creating décor concepts for her clients, Young decided to open Elite OC Productions in 2007. Today, the company services private clients, corporations and a plethora of non-profit organizations in Orange County.


Louie Jocson

Louie was born in the Philippines and moved to Fullerton with his family at age 6. He became interested in cooking as a young boy, and worked in various restaurants while in high school. His interest in the culinary arts deepened, and he eventually got his formal training at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco.

After his training, he returned to Orange County and have been involved in the restaurant ever since, which includes F&f Concepts Consulting (Owner); Antonello Ristorante (Co-Executive Chef); Sorrento Grille (Executive Chef/ Owner); Wind and Sea (Corporate Executive Chef); Farmers Market (Culinary Director); Karl Strauss (Culinary Director); Red Table Restaurant (Chef/Owner) and Zov’s Restaurant Group (Director of Culinary Operations).


Wendell Alinea

Wendell is a Philiippine-based photo-journalist and entrepreneur. He is one of the official photographers for Team Pacquiao and is a frequent contributor for various Philippine, Fil-American and Fil-Canadian newspapers and websites. He graduated from the University of the Philippines in Diliman with a degree in Journalism.

Before dwelling into photography, he was a university instructor and pharmaceutical sales representative. He is also a leukemia survivor. He was diagnosed in 2007 and is completely cancer-free since 2011.

Unable to work while undergoing chemotherapy, Wendell used his free time to learn photography by reading books and researching online. His love for sports and background in journalism were the main factors in his decision to pursue a new career in sports photography.


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Moderator – Steven Angeles

Steve Angeles has been with ABS-CBN since 2005. Steve started out as intern and joined the staff as a member of the production team. Steve has become a full-time general assignment reporter who first covered the San Francisco Bay Area. He now covers Los Angeles and Southern California. He attended San Francisco State University. Steve’s past work with ABS-CBN includes Speak Out, Myx Music Channel, and Strut.

Some of Steve’s favorite coverages include interviews with high profile Filipino celebrities and athletes, the same sex marriage debates, and the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. In 2007, the National Donor Program Nominated Steve for a Media Excellence Award, for his coverages on bone marrow related illnesses.

Steve was born in Quezon City, and moved to San Francisco at age 3. The son of comedian Louella Albornoz and Andrew Angeles, a former media practitioner in the Philippines, Steve is no stranger to television. He is the godson of Filipino entertainment institutions such as Nora Aunor, Lino Brocka, Maryo De Los Reyes, and Jake Tordesillas.

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As a networking organization, we often encounter confusion on how long term networking works. The leadership of a networking group will often get solicitations from non-members such as new MLM’s and other industries asking, “Can we speak to your members?” Or,  “Can we have a list of phone numbers and email addresses of your members?”

If you’re thinking of joining a networking group simply to have a calling list, you’re wasting your time.

It’s not just the novice MLM’s who get confused. Even the brick and mortar-types will often fall for the temptation of the “one and done” strategy of trying to “sell” to other members without sincerely offering something in return.

Whether it’s a casual, social networking group such as Rotary Club or a very strict group such as BNI, the successful businesses who have made networking profitable have shown us that it requires a long term commitment.

To simply things, and to properly place expectations, let’s discuss 2 categories of businesses within a networking group:

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For the “Direct Vendor” category, they actually CAN expect to sell directly to the members. I’ve seen it happen with jewelry, coupon magazines, printing businesses, restaurants, and even chiropractors. While their customers can consist of other members, the opportunity lies in creating referrals from the member’s networks.

The confusion often lies with the 2nd category. For this category shown in the table above, your biggest opportunity lies in leveraging a “power partner’s” network. In other words, your customers are one degree of separation away.

One of the most common partnerships is between a mortgage lender and a Real Estate agent. Almost every client who buys a home through a Real Estate agent will need a mortgage lender. In return, the mortgage lender often will have past clients from refinance loans who will need to sell.

However, although 2 businesses may be natural vendors to refer, they don’t always turn out to be “Power Partners.”

If you could imagine in the example of a lender and Realtor, it wouldn’t be a true partnership if the lender was sending all their Real Estate referrals elsewhere. In that case, the lender is NOT a power partner — they’re only a vendor.

At FACCOC’s Networking Lunch, we’re forming a group of not only “vendors” — but true PARTNERS. Come join our lunch this Thursday!

A true power partner should have their PREFERRED vendor within the same group!

A true power partner should have their PREFERRED vendor within the same group!

We are looking for the following businesses to compliment our existing group:

Tax Specialist

Hairdresser / Stylist


Probate / Trust Attorney

Family law & divorce attorney

Auto repair

Handyman / Contractor

Auto sales rep

Web design

While existing members may fit many of these categories, keep in mind this is for the FACCOC Power Partners Group. The ideal addition to our group would have ALL of the above: A.) Be able to attend our lunch meetings B.) Has a network where they can regularly contribute referrals C.) Has demonstrated excellent customer service and proficiency in their respective field.



On March 24th, FACCOC will be hosting a “Guest Open House” Mixer at Gerry’s Grill in Cerritos.

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For a limited time, we have early registration specials for guests and members can invite their VIP guests for FREE with online registration. 

This year’s mixer is hosted by Western Union and starts at 5:30 PM. Appetizers, drinks, a cash bar, and entertainment will be provided to enhance your networking! Bring plenty of business cards to take advantage of many new faces that are expected.