TFC Sama Saya Memories: Scenes at the 24th Pistahan Parade & Festival 2017

The last event of summer in ABS-CBN North America’s “TFC Sama Saya” series — the recently held 24th Pistahan Parade & Festival organized by the Filipino American Arts Exposition (FAAE) — received strong support not only from Filipino American media but from mainstream American media in the Bay Area.

KQED wittily called it a welcome “dose of Filipino culture… a soiree of Filipino food, art, and music at the Yerba Buena Gardens” where the “marvelous aroma of adobo and lechon” draw people away from “the smell of coffee, weed, and other things in San Francisco.” The Bay Area Reporter called the event as “entertaining as it is meaningful.” NBC Bay Area’s “Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa” featured FAAE President Al Perez who said that Pistahan has been successful because it is “a way to reconnect with Filipino roots, a place to meet new friends, reunite with old friends, enjoy the best of Philippine entertainment and experience Filipino arts, culture and food.”

ABS-CBN’s The Filipino Channel (TFC), which has partnered with FAAE for over two decades, presents scenes from this year’s unforgettable Pistahan with photographs from Maile Llaneza, Moselle Cabral, Mimi Dayo, Jho Bule of FilAm Star and Nerissa Fernandez.

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