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Monday, 22 October 2007 14:49

The Filipino-American National Historical Society (FANHS) did NOT discuss during its  "Free Community Symposium in honor of the "Filipino-American History Month" on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, the accusations of Bobby Reyes that most of its historical claims are hoaxes. The venue was at the CSUN Satellite Student Union (SSU) – Fernandeño Room, CalState University-Northridge Campus. The symposium was dubbed the "FANHS-LA: History in the Moment." Bobby Reyes, the number-one critic of the FANHS, urged that the symposium discuss the "'Fake History' that he claimed the FANHS has been feeding the gullible Filipinos in America. "

T he FANHS founders, "Uncle" Fred and "Auntie" Dorothy Cordova are the keynote speakers. The Cordovas and other speakers are expected not only to denounce the FANHS critics like Bobby Reyes and Hector Santos but also to submit primary and secondary proofs and evidence to prove that several FANHS historical events are not hoaxes. Mr. Reyes has written that the "Filipino-American History Month" is a deception, if not an outright fraud. To read Reyes’ article about the supposed hoax, please click on this link


To prove that the FANHS’ s designated "Fil-Am History Month" is a big lie, Reyes has cited the works of Mr. Santos: "The First Philippine Indios in California" ( and "Did Philippine indios really land in Morro Bay?" (

The scholarly findings of Mr. Santos tend to prove that Mr. Reyes is right when he claimed that the supposed historic landing of Filipinos in Morro Bay was but a "Moro-Moro" (AKA "Comedia") act of the FANHS founders and officers.

Mr. Reyes also cite the findings of Mr. Santos that prove the FANHS claim of a Filipino being a cofounder of the City of Los Angeles is another prank. To read the L.A. hoax, please click on

Mr. Reyes has written another article entitled, "Destroying More FANHS Myths About the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade," which can be found at this link

Mr. Reyes has written also other articles that exposed the FANHS hoaxes, false claims and outright lies. The articles can be found at these links:

"It is time for the FANHS founders and their followers to put up by giving their primary or secondary sources of evidence that will prove their claims of Filipino historical events in the United States. Or else they should shut up," Mr. Reyes said.

T he FANHS critic said that he and his literary mentor, Poet-pundit Fred Burce Bunao, have organized the so-called, "Philippine-American National Hysterical Society (PANHS)," which is meant to lampoon and mock the historical claims of the FANHS. "At least Mr. Bunao and I do not mistake hysteria for history," Mr. Reyes added.

The symposium is sponsored by the FANHS-LA, CSUN-FASA, CSUN AAS Dept., the UCLA AASC, the JFAV, the FAL , the SIPA and the Bahay Kubo Restaurant. The event is dubbed the "FANHS-LA: History in the Moment."

Here is the "PROGRAM SCHEDULE" of the FANHS Symposium:

8:00-8:30 a.m. - Check-in and continental breakfast
8:30-9:15 – Keynotes and opening plenary: Professors Dorothy and Fred Cordova

9:30-10:30 - SESSION 1
1a) "Filipino American Visual Literacy In Public Art" – Eliseo Art Silva

1b) "Making Their Way Through Southern California: A Photo Collection of the Manong & Manang Generation" – Ronald S. Buenaventura

10:45-11:45 - SESSION 2

2a) "Stories of a Filipino American Family…" – Uncle Phil Ventura

2b) Moderated by Prof. Maria Mami Turnmeyer:

"Perceptions and Truths: Pin@y Educational Trends in Los Angeles" – Tracy Lachica Buenavista

"Demystifying Student Involvement" – Marc Pescadera with Kevin Laparan & Justin Thanthanasiridej

12-1 p.m. – LUNCH*
1:00-1:15: "Revitalization" session

1:30-2:30 - SESSION 3

3a) "Justice for Filipino American Veterans: Situation(s), Past and Present" – Ernest Tamayo, Zara Bukirin, and Emily Chan

3b) "Hip-Hop Empire: Uncovering Intersections of Filipino and Black History" – Mark Villegas

2:45-3:45 - SESSION 4

4a) "Preserving Community and Family Memories: A Workshop" – Florante Peter Ibanez, Liza Posas, and Elnora Tayag

4b) "Feast of Remembrance: Preparing Proposals for the ’08 National Conference" – Meg Malpaya Thornton and Francine Redada

4:00-evening hours – AUTHOR’S RECEPTION featuring LIVE PERFORMANCES


*Lunch plates will be reserved on a prompt response basis; if you’d like to reserve a meal, please RSVP to Allan Aquino at by Saturday, October 20th (subject: "symposium lunch reservation")

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