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SEPTEMBER 2016

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MEET YOUR 2016-2017

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BARKADA Pilipino American Student Association

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Barkada in Tagalog means “a group of friends.� We are a group of friends whose aim is to promote the recognition and understanding of the Pilipino culture at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and our surrounding community. We, as your new E-Board, will try our best to acheive this while making sure you have a royally good time. -Your 2016-2017 Royalt-E-board

2016-2017

PC: Alyssa Castro & Aaron Lucela


Letter from the President Hello everyone and welcome to the 2016 – 2017 school year. My name is Anthony DeVera, and I am serving as president of this year’s Barkada Executive Board. For those of you who are new to Barkada, I would like to extend an especially warm invitation to learn and pursue culture and networks through the various resources we provide. Established in 1980 by a few individuals who were just trying to acquire free pizza, Barkada has come a long way in the development of its 4 pillars: Academics, Culture, Athletics and Social. Through these 4 pillars, Barkada has shaped its mission and vision to help ensure that its members and the surrounding communities succeed in growing and progressing towards a better tomorrow. From an entire month dedicated to academics, with the inclusion of several workshops and mentorship opportunities with the Kuya/Ate/Ading program, to creating a safe haven throughout the year for studying with Study Sessions, we look to fulfill the Academics pillar. Being one of the largest cultural organizations on campus, a huge focus of this organization is on culture, with the month of October dedicated to PAHM (Pilipino American History Month) workshops where you are invited to expand your knowledge on the facts and origins of certain customs and traditions as well as some deeper meaning to what is it to be a Filipino American. To top it off is one of our biggest events, our 27 th annual Pilipino American Culture Night (PACN) in which members will be given the chance to learn and showcase their talents of modern/traditional dance, acting, singing, and more. The emphasis on athletics is to ensure our members are physically healthy and grow physically as they expand mentally. To help facilitate this, we have multiple events throughout the year from Intramural sport competitions to our biggest sporting event, Sportsfest; an annual tradition going on its 28th year in which we host the largest Filipino organized sporting competition. Lastly, we have our focus on social aspect of the organization starting with Friendship Games where we learn all about SPUF and create an opportunity to externalize and network with Filipino organizations from schools everywhere. As we progress throughout the year, we’ll hope to create lasting relationships through our several social events. Barkada has grown outside the limitations of being just a Filipino-American organization, and as you may soon realize, it will be a home away from home, with members who evolve into family and who will have a huge impact on your college career and more. Those returning members can definitely attest to this, and with that said, I’d like to welcome you all back as well. As president and friend, I hope to better this organization as we adapt to the changing times and build leaders for the future with our Executive board along with our Internship board and Advisory board. If you have any concerns or ever need a shoulder or open ear, a person to eat with or just stare at, don’t hesitate to approach us. I look forward to all the lives we get to have a positive impact on this year and all the memories that lieahead. Sincerely, Anthony DeVera


President

Anthony DeVera

Major: Business Administration Management and Human Resources

FAVORITE TV SHOWS

TV shows right now that I keep up with would be Game of Thrones, The Flash, Empire, Orange is the New Black, Agents of Shield, Daredevil, The Walking Dead, and a few animes.

FAVORITE MOVIES

WORDZ 2 SAY

If you come up to me after reading this and want to know more, feel free to ask!

FAVORITE ANIMAL

Dogs, because I’m basic and they’re great pets.

I don’t have a favorite movie or movies. I just have movies that I really wouldn’t mind watching a second time and those are usually movies that are just rated high on IMDB. I’d say one movie I really vibe with as of recent would be deadpool.

“You know nothing, Jon Snow”

RANDOM FACT

My room is painted yellow with ugly floral wallpaper.

Almost Done

Why Barkada?

Never thought I would end up in a Filipino club. That just sounds so cliquey and keeping to my own ethnicity without branching out and diversifying. But I checked it out with an orientation buddy named Irwin nonetheless and was proven wrong. It turned out that this was a place to create lasting friendships, with the perks of having a place to call a second home on campus, literally. One of the biggest factors that got me to stay was that there is a space on campus called the APISC that’s equipped with an xbox, couches, wii, TV, conference room, bathroom, computers, free printing and more, and this place was where Barkada would hang out.

HOBBIES: Eat, Explore, Netflix, Chill.


Vice President Jeron Torres

Why Barkada?

3rd Year

Major: History

My parents, aunts, and uncles were all in Barkada when I was younger, so I already grew up around the club. After my first year, the memories and friends I made during PACN and other events convinced me to stay in Barkada.

FAVORITE ANIMAL

I like giraffes because they are the only thing I know how to draw.

RANDOM FACT

I don’t like ankle socks, only long socks.

WORDZ 2 SAY Buttholes.

FAVORITE TV SHOWS

Adventure Time Avatar: The Last Airbender Samurai Champloo Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood

HOBBIES:

Anime, Video Games, Streams, and Dank Memes.

FAVORITE MOVIES Drive Frozen Nacho Libre

“Sucking at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.” - Jake the Dog


Academics Chair Megan Dela Cruz

Major: Gender, Ethnicity and Multcultural Studies

FAVORITE TV SHOWS

Avatar: The Last Airbender Grey’s Anatomy How I Met Your Mother Full Metal Alchemist Criminal Minds Hunter x Hunter.

HOBBIES: Disneyland Anime Netflix Napping

RANDOM FACT

I’ve marched in the Rose Parade twice!

4th Year Why Barkada?

I’ve always wanted to learn more about Pilipino and Pilipino-American culture and how that affects my life as Pilipino-American.

FAVORITE ANIMAL I love otters because why not?

WORDZ 2 SAY

S/O to Corona Clique for dragging me into Barkada in the first place. I can’t thank ya’ll enough. <3

FAVORITE MOVIES

“Strive for progress, not perfection”

Spirited Away Zootopia Forrest Gump


Culture Chair Victor Heiny

Major: Construction Engineer Why Barkada?

I came to Barkada for a family away from home and to learn about my culture. I stayed because Barkada is my family and I can’t leave my family.

FAVORITE ANIMAL

I love puppies cause they so cute.

WORDZ 2 SAY

Lets have a great year!!!

RANDOM FACT “Be the change you wish I grew up in Germany. to see in the world.” HOBBIES: I love to sing and dance. -Mahatma I am a raver. The only Gandhi sport I am good at is snowboarding.

FAVORITE TV SHOWS Pokemon Attack on Titian Sword Art Online

3rd Year FAVORITE MOVIES Harry Potter, Guardians of the Galaxy, most Disney movies


Athletics Chair Nader Esmael

Major: Mathematics

FAVORITE MOVIES

HOBBIES:

Anything that can get my Ball is life. Gym is life. heart racing, can scare me, Math is life. Food is give me adrenaline, get me somewhat life. This equals no life T.T pumped, Pokemon lol, or whatever is hyped up at WORDZ 2 SAY the time. Can you help me make my Passion Planner look dope?

3rd Year

Why Barkada?

Low-key because I felt bad that everyone was showing up and I wasn’t.

FAVORITE TV SHOWS

CSI, Fairy Tail, Pokemon, Yugioh, 1000 Ways to Die, Silent Library, ESPN Network, NFL Network, Sportscenter, Masterchef, Tom & Jerry, Impractical Jokers, Key & Peele, whatever is on TV.

RANDOM FACT

Make me hot dogs and rice and I will protect you from Pedo-Bear. (or love you, whichever you prefer)

“Aye, young man I know sometimes it’s hard, but keep keepin on.”

FAVORITE ANIMAL

Puppies because they’re like giant hamsters. And hamsters are squeezable. I can say “puppies” are animals right? But if they’re not animals, then sloths because they look like they don’t give AF!


Social Chair

Jonahdine Sison

Major: Business Administration Management and Human Resources Why Barkada?

I was where you (transfers and first years) were standing and got “Lei’d.” I stayed in Barkada because I grew up very cultured and wanted to keep close to my Filipino heritage as I’m away from family. Plus, I make new food and Disneyland buddies all the time :D

“Don’t anticipate, participate!”

RANDOM FACT

I have 19 nieces and nephews at the age of 19. OOOOOOH, what a random fact!

FAVORITE MOVIES

FAVORITE TV SHOWS

Orange is the New Black, Grey’s Anatomy, Gossip Girl, Dexter, Jane the Virgin, The 100, Scandal, Pretty Little Liars, Private Practice

Maid in Manhattan, 50 First Dates, One Day, Inception, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Jumper, The Game Plan, Fast and Furious’ (all uh dem)

WORDZ 2 SAY

Can I get an OH YEAH?!

HOBBIES:

SLEEP. EAT. NETFLIX. EAT. SLEEP. SWIM. VOLLEYBALL. SOCIALIZE. EAT.

FAVORITE ANIMAL

PANDA BEARS because they’re so fat and literally eat and sleep all day. My spirit animal. LOL.

3rd Year


Treasurer

Ashton Williams

Major: Computer Engineering HOBBIES:

Going on Food Adventures and Learning new piano pieces.

FAVORITE MOVIES Interstellar Inception

FAVORITE TV SHOWS

Grey’s Anatomy How to Get Away With Murder Empire Friends

RANDOM FACT

I’m not Filipino. I’m half Chinese and half Belizean.

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.” -William Arthur Ward Why Barkada?

Back in high school, I was active in the Filipino Organization there and coming to college it was something that felt familiar. Joining Barkada allowed me to easily find a support system and I ended up staying because after spending a year in the club, I don’t know what I would do without these friendships.

WORDZ 2 SAY Down for KBBQ?

FAVORITE ANIMAL

2nd Year

I like fish because of their very dynamic roles. They can be pets that don’t harm allergies and are silent, but they can also be a source of nourishment.


Secretary

Janet Dacumos

Major: Accounting

Why Barkada?

I’ve always been surrounded by a bunch of Filipinos so why not continue to be surrounded by a bunch of Filipinos.

3rd Year

WORDZ 2 SAY ty fam ty

FAVORITE MOVIES

A Cinderella Story A Walk to Remember Avengers idk

HOBBIES:

Watch Netflix Go on food adventures Explore new things.

FAVORITE TV SHOWS The Flash Law & Order: SVU Grey’s Anatomy idk

RANDOM FACT

When ordering chicken wings, I prefer flats over drumsticks

FAVORITE ANIMAL

Elephants because they’re cute!

“Vini, Vidi, Vici”


Asi/Mcc Rep. Jose Correa

Major: Computer Engineering

Why Barkada?

I went because a friend told me to come to a meeting and I ended staying because my Kuya Kevin Yang told me to come out to more things. And after that the people I meet keep me here because they became my friends and family. Korean BBQ too.

FAVORITE MOVIES

Pulp Fiction, Big Hero 6, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Battle Royale, 50/50

HOBBIES:

Anime, Eating, Video Games, Netflix, Sports, Dank Memes, Drinking Boba

FAVORITE ANIMAL Dogs. Because pug life.

3rd Year

“You can’t choose your father, but you can choose your daddy.” FAVORITE TV SHOWS

Orange is the New Black, Suits, The Blacklist, House of Cards, Daredevil, WalkRANDOM FACT ing Dead, Game of I enjoy everything mango Thrones, Attack on flavored. Titan WORDZ 2 SAY Shout out to Embarrassing Line, to all my friends, and all to all the new ones I hope to make this year! So Overwatch anyone? aang111#1155 League? damasianpride


Barkada Entertaiment Company Coordinator Justin Duclayan

HOBBIES:

Major: Computer Engineering

I like to play video games, basketball, and ukulele. I also have pet fish.

FAVORITE TV SHOWS Anohana(Anime) Bakuman(Anime) Dr. Who Sherlock.

3rd Year RANDOM FACT I am left handed.

WORDZ 2 SAY

Boop Beep Meep

FAVORITE ANIMAL

Turtles because they are chill and slow creatures

“You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.” ― Benjamin Mee, We Bought a Zoo

FAVORITE MOVIES

I actually do not have a favorite movie.

Why Barkada?

I ended up here because a friend recommended the club and I ended up staying because my Kuya Michael and Ate Rochelle showed me what Barkada has to offer


Public Relations Dwight Ong

Major: Marketing Management

RANDOM FACT

I have a hard time adding and subtracting, even if it is small numbers. You will probably see me use my fingers to add or subtract.

FAVORITE ANIMAL

Chickens are pretty cool. I mean they are ground birds and their ancestors have probably died for your chicken nuggets. I believe they deserve some respect.

2nd Year FAVORITE MOVIES

Lilo and Stitch, Four Sisters and a Wedding

Why Barkada?

I remember joining with Martha Rosario. I didn’t really want to join because of the amount of Filipinos, but I joined anyways. Haha now I can’t imagine college without Barkada. It was uber fun and I learned and experienced so many new things. I don’t regret it one bit.

WORDZ 2 SAY

Life shits on you sometimes, and sometimes you are literally covered in shit, like actual feces. And as much as you try to deal with the shit yourself, sometimes you just need a little help. Even if you were able to deal with it yourself, the smell of feces is still there. That’s why friends exist, to help bring toilet paper and soap for you. So don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it :)

“You shower naked? Who does that??”

HOBBIES:

Drawing, painting, anime and lots of random impulse things.

FAVORITE TV SHOWS Teen Titans Keroro Gunso One Piece Big Bang Theory


External Rep. Jared Manaloto

Major: Biochemistry Why Barkada?

My dad made me join. Smart move dad. Lol

FAVORITE MOVIES

All the fast and furious movies. Plus lilo and stitch

FAVORITE ANIMAL

“Live life with no regrets.”

RANDOM FACT

I have an identical twin.

Tigers because their awesome. Or pandas because the two tone color scheme. Just like the Hachi-Roku

HOBBIES:

Surfing, working on cars, baseball, video games, anime.

FAVORITE TV SHOWS

Top gear (British version cause America is not as great). Also how I met your mother (I’m a Ted).

WORDZ 2 SAY

college is tough but it is also that time for you to find what you’re pationate about.

4th Year


Historian Alyssa Castro

Major: General Biology

Why Barkada?

I grew up in a community with little to none Filipino prevalence, so being a part of a large club focused on Filipino culture created a home away from home for me.

WORDZ 2 SAY

Shoutout to #</3erLine, my ate Leanne Luong, my ading Justine Vitug, Alpha Delta Chi, and Aaron Tveit

FAVORITE MOVIES

Donnie Darko, 500 Days of Summer, The Polar Express, do musicals count?

FAVORITE ANIMAL

Corgis and labradoodles, it’s self-explanatory.

“In the World through which I travel, I am endlessly creating myself.” - Frantz Fanon

FAVORITE TV SHOWS

Grey’s Anatomy, Graceland, How I Met Your Mother, Parks and Recreation, Friends, New Girl, Property Brothers, House Hunters

HOBBIES:

Music (Guitar and Singing), Sports (tennis, soccer, watching sports), Working out, Netflix, Sleeping, Eating, Adventuring, Traveling

RANDOM FACT

3rd Year

I’ve been playing guitar for 12 years.


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