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Material and Contract Services, Inc. (MACS), has been in business for over 25 years providing Purchasing, Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics, Contract Management and other Professionalsfor Contract, Contract-to-Hire and Direct Hire Services.  MACS is located in Southern and Northern California, and services clients nationwide.

Director Maria Dumatol is a Past President of FACCOC and is the Southern California Manager at MACS.

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Make connections in the high end, relaxed environment of Pelican Hill.


In segment 1, hostess G Tongi interviews President Edwin Baloloy and President-Elect as they describe the campus promotions and visiting the student organizations of USC, UCLA and Cal State Fullerton.

The later segments featured our finalists, Anthony Garciano, Heidi Carreon, and winner Kevin Casasola.

The segments of Anthony and Kevin will be added as Kababayan Today uploads them to YouTube. Incoming President Neil Estrada and FACCOC plans on continuing it’s support of local student leaders who are using financial aid and scholarships to fund their education.

All finalists created 1-minute videos to highlight their accomplishments.




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FACCOC had it’s first-ever “Fil-Am Scholar of the Year” award at it’s 2016 GALA “Generations” at the Disneyland Hotel.

During the 2nd segment, the Scholar Awards featured 1-minute video clips created by the student nominees:


Student nominees (from left): Jacqueline Mayuga, Heidi Carreon, Anthony Garciano, Kevin Casasola, Celine Saludes.


Startup Company of the Year Award was given to Joe Garcia of On Season Meals.

Joe Garcia, founder of On Season Meals accepts his award "Startup Company of the Year"

Joe Garcia (center with award) with Representative Loretta Sanchez, Dante and Fannie Cantal of Twin Eagles, and Wigsbert Mendoza of Metropolitan Water District.

Corporate Community Advocate Award was given to Natividado Maneja of First Choice Bank.


Natividado Maneja (Center with Award) with Rep. Loretta Sanchez and Menard Leelin.

Graduate of the Year:anthony-cantal-scholarAnthony Cantal of Cal Poly Pomona awarded on stage with Assemblywoman Young Kim and Rep Ed Royce.

Special thanks to all who contributed in making this a special evening. US Bank, Western Union, and OCTA as corporate supporters and advertisers. Leelins Bakery, Dave and Busters, Center for Hope, Dalmacio Accountancy Group, On Season Meals, Gerry’s Grill, JB Diamonds, Lapid Foods, Cristina Espiritu of World Crave, and DT Limousine Services for their generous auction and raffle prize donations.

View full photo gallery here. Photo credit to Steve Giraud Photography, Inc 714-642-6868. www.giraudphoto.com



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Are you a student looking to attend the Scholar Awards Ceremony? Sign up here for FREE.


We all remember the time when we were in college: high energy, high enthusiasm, and low on funds. Especially for the students who are currently on financial aid, working a part-time job, or on a student loan, every bit can make the difference in helping them achieve their breakthrough and help them become one of tomorrow’s leaders in the community.

Today's students will be tomorrow's leaders.

Today’s students will be tomorrow’s leaders.

There are (3) ways to contribute toward the award winner:

  1. Donate with credit card in $20 increments. Select the menu option “Contribution to Fil-Am scholar of the year” and select how many $20 donations you’d like to give. Online credit card payments are preferred, but checks can be accepted on the day of the event. Email us at info@faccoc.org if your company requires an invoice.
  2. Donate a silent auction or raffle prize. 100% of the proceeds will go toward the fund. A silent auction prize is usually an attractive item or service that guests would be willing to bid. Examples include: 18 holes of golf at a desired golf club, a weekend getaway for 2, dining certificate, etc. Raffle prizes are usually items that are lower in value or with less appeal. Please send an email to info@faccoc.org if you have a prize. Please place “silent auction” in the subject line.
  3. Sponsor a nominee. Most students cannot afford the price of attending our GALA. As much as FACCOC would like to “comp” all students, the cost of having an event and dinner at an attractive venue doesn’t allow us this luxury. We feel it would be a “win-win” for a business owner or corporate representative to give back to their Alma Mater and be the one personally presenting the nominee for the evening.

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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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If awarded, can the nominee accept their award on Oct 7th at the Disneyland Hotel? (required)

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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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