Happy Father’s Day~

June 20th, 2010

Wishing all the Father’s a Happy Father’s Day!  Enjoy!

Father’s Day Special~

June 19th, 2010

Good Morning Ya’ll…here’s a Father’s Day Special offered by Nita Flores:

Below is what’s planned for this sunday’s


-soulful meditation and pranayama (breathwork)
-detoxifying workout including a few rounds of various surya namaskar (sun salutations) & introductions to basic/intermediate/advanced asanas (postures)
-juicy aromatherapy (provided during workout, 2ml sample bottles will be on sale for $3/per bottle)
-soothing savasana (relaxation)

(Yoga activities will run from 75-90minutes, allowing 15-30min for mixer, refreshments, one-on-one counseling w/our Vegan Chef, Personal Trainer, Yoga Teachers/Therapists)

The workshop will be more like an interactive class w/Q&A available. And, we also have VeganChef ALBA arriving w/her goods (so bring a few $$ if you think you may want to revitalize w/some of her healthy grub). Light refreshments (mostly fruit) and water will be provided at no extra charge.

JUNE 20TH, 2-4PM, $10
@GREENLEAF YOGA STUDIO, 7654 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA

*Bring a friend and recieve $5 off!!! (offer good for Facebook Friends only!)


Here’s one of our participating businesses…met them that day and they signed up!

Azukar Organics on Kababayan LA 6/11/10

Johneric from THE PARK’s FINEST on Kababayan LA (and myself), speaking about BUY PINOY!

Kababayan LA 6/11/10 \”BUY PINOY\

Happy Thursday!

June 17th, 2010

As we move along the week, I want to give a big thanks to all the businesses who have reached out and signed up!  We thank you for your participation and hope this site will serve you well!

Special shout out’s to Alfie Ebojo for the BP Logo design and to Melissa Sipin for the BP site design!

Now…go on and root for the World Champion Los Angeles Lakers~  It’s game 7 today versus the Boston Celtics (just in case you didn’t know).

Is anyone making a Laker 2-peat shirt out there?


June 12th, 2010


Dave Masen

(213) 380-3722



Los Angeles Area Filipinos Unite To Build Filipino Business Community, Encourage Ongoing Support

LOS ANGELES, June 11, 2010 Los Angeles community arts organization, FilAm ARTS today launches Buy Pinoy (www.buypinoy.org), a first-of-its-kind community-building campaign to stimulate massive support for Filipino-owned businesses.  By demonstrating the collective $35 billion spending power of Los Angeles-area Filipinos, the eight-week campaign from June 12, 2010 in commemoration of Philippine Independence Day to August 12, 2010, is designed to showcase the power of community building through conscious economic support, and encourage ongoing investment in the Filipino community.

Offered as a free service by FilAm ARTS, the Buy Pinoy campaign includes an online directory of Los Angeles-area Filipino-owned businesses, including those serving the densely populated areas of the City of Los Angeles, Eagle Rock, Glendale, Panorama City, West Covina, Cerritos, Carson and Chino Hills.  The site also allows small businesses with no storefronts to have an online presence, and up and coming artists to showcase their art pieces.

“Despite the size of the local Los Angeles-area Filipino population, the community is still virtually invisible, making it a challenge when vying for community investment dollars,” said Jilly Canizares, executive director of FilAm ARTS.  “Through the Buy Pinoy campaign, our hope is that the greater Los Angeles community takes notice of the economic power of Filipinos, therefore stimulating more investment in the community.”

Consumers can support the Buy Pinoy campaign by patronizing businesses listed in the Buy Pinoy directory and by encouraging friends and family to do the same.  They can also download the Buy Pinoy coupon for special pricing or promotions offered by Buy Pinoy businesses.
Media sponsors for the Buy Pinoy campaign are: Asian Journal, LA-18, and BakitWhy.com.   The Buy PInoy campaign is also supported in part by the James Irvine Foundation and the California Community Foundation, with the community support of Southern California Pilipino American Student Alliance (SCPASA).

Visit www.buypinoy.org for more information. To join the campaign, contact Campaign Director Dave Masen at (213) 380-FPAC or dave@filamarts.org.

About FilAm ARTS

FilAm ARTS is an 19-year-old community arts organization whose purpose is to engage diverse populations in cultural arts production as a synergistic approach to individual and community self-determination and empowerment.

FilAm ARTS has three ongoing public programs:

1. The Pilipino Artists Network – a CA-statewide capacity-building network for multidisciplinary artists to share ideas and resources.

2. Eskuwela Kultura – an arts education program that promotes cultural understanding and tolerance among inner-city youth; and

3. The Annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture – a 19-year-old community arts program that takes place every September at Pt. Fermin Park in San Pedro, Los Angeles.

For more information, visit www.filamarts.org.

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Watch LA-18 KSCI-TV today!

June 11th, 2010

Myself and Johneric C. from THE PARKS FINEST will be on KABABAYAN LA today at 430p to discuss the importance of the “BUY PINOY” campaign~

Come check us out, as we will be educating the masses!

Hello World!

June 10th, 2010

Testing, Testing…mic check 1, 2, 3…

We are trying to input all your business info as quick as possible.  Keep them coming in!  Don’t mind the slight changes we make as we go along, it’s all good!

If you haven’t signed up your business, please do so.    It’s FREE!  I know you have to like that!

D-Mase and I’m out…for now.

Stay tuned for some daily blogs~

Thanks to the businesses that have signed up already!  We are in the process of adding your business info to the site.  It will be up shortly!

If you have any special events you want to promote in honor of June 12th, Philippine Independence Day, then please contact or notify us at info@buypinoy.org.

We look forward to hearing from all of you out there.  Get the word out!  Buy Pinoy!


May 19th, 2010