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March 20, 2016
Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday: Membership Dinner 5pm
  • Saturday: Country Club Prep Fundraiser 1-5pm
  • Saturday: Kamayan 12pm
Board Announcements
​​Hello OYFAm!
First and foremost I would like to congratulate our new Treasurer for the 2016-2017 school year, JEROME TIRSO!  Congratulations Jerome! I wish you the best for your position in the upcoming year.  

Secondly, I wanted to introduce my successor, Madelyn Luansing.  I can’t wait to see where you will take OYFA with your platform of Revitalization!

Much Love,
Kim Hall
President 2015-2016

Vice President
Firstly, thank you to all of those who helped us in the selection of our new council for the 2016-2017 school year. I understand that it was quite a cumbersome process but I applaud you all on your diligence and dedication to the organization. 
I am very pleased to announce the 2016-2017 council:
  • Scholarship: Abigail Hoang and Caroline Pham
  • D7 Representative: Danielle Rodgers
  • Community: Oliver Viyar and Celine Nguyen
  • PR: Jasmin Nguyen
  • Advocacy: Melissa Lim and Amy Zhang
  • Webmaster: Chris Fassoth
  • Social: Barry Chin and Jack Chang
  • Culture: Misha Capuno and Stephen Ling
  • Sports: Alexa Gavino and Ronald Diu
  • Historic: Lawrence Han
We currently have three vacancies that will need to be filled via interim. Next year's board will be releasing nominations soon for the positions of PR chair, Historic chair, and D7 representative. If you have any questions about this process, please let me know and congrats again to our 2016-2017 council!



​​Hey everyone!

Vote on designs for the Barrio 2016 T-Shirts 
hereEveryone participating in Barrio will be REQUIRED to purchase one of these shirts in order to participate in the Good Ole Song we do onstage at the end of the show. (Fourth years will receive an OOFAN shirt instead, but please fill out the form, too, so I can get everyone's shirt sizes.)

​Also, I'm proud to introduce the Treasurer for the 2016-2017 school year -- Jerome Tirso!​ I look forward to watching him grow and take OYFA to new heights!


Corresponding Secretary 

We had our Board Elections last month and am happy and excited to see my successor, Kanata Omori, do an amazing job as Corresponding Secretary next year! I know you'll be a great Board member next year, host an engaging Fall Symposium, and book rooms like a pro!

Leangelo Aco-Sec

Recording Secretary 

I'm happy to announce my successor is Christine Lê! As much as I love making the WIO's I'm excited to see what she has planned for its future. I still have one more left, so you're not rid of me just yet. 

I love you all,



Here are some important things happening in the Philippines : 

Defense :  
American Access to Military Bases

In response to China's actions in claiming the South China Sea, the Philippines have granted the US an increased military presence in letting them use five bases.  Critics say that the deal violates national sovereignty, and that, “Standing up to China requires developing our domestic economy, industrializing our country, and developing our capacity for external defense."
Child Labor: Children Risk Death Diving for Gold
The Human Rights Watch is calling on the government to protect children trying to make money in illegal, small-scale, local mines.  In an effort to address the problem, the US gave the International Labor Organization (ILO) $5 Million.  They are supposed to make laws, social  protection programs, and phase out the use of mercury.
We'll keep an eye on how these two issues develop!  If there's anything you want us to focus on as well, feel free to let us know!

ISIP (lad2bf, az2pj)



Thank you to all the runners & volunteers who came out to Lakas 5K! It was LIT!

Community & ISIP/Advocacy are holding Kamayan again on Saturday, March 26 at 12PM at Balz-Dobie. We will be cooking Filipino snacks! Kainan na (let's eat)!

Lastly, congrats to Oliver Viyar for being elected next Community Chair and Celine Nguyen for being elected to continue as Community Chair! I'm very proud that these two are next year's Care-Chairs!

Your (Community) Care-Chairs,
Misha (mec9eq) & Celine (cln9ds)



The deadline for the Scholarship Application has been extended to MARCH 25 @11:59 PM 


Also, please come out to our Country Club Prep Fundraiser this Saturday, March 26, from 1-5pm! There will be refreshments and a raffle as well! Go for food and a chance to win a $25 gift card and a Navy Country Club Prep Spirit Jersey!!! For each item you purchase, you get an entry into the raffle!

ALSO please welcome our newly elected Scholarship chairs, Abigail Hoang and Caroline Pham!! 

Aaron (aaa4aa) & Iain (ime9mp)


First off, we want to congratulate the new PR chair for the 2016-2017 term, Jasmin Nguyen!! We are so excited to call her our successor and we are looking forward to what she has planned for next year! 
There is still one spot open for PR so for anyone interested in running in Interim elections, please feel free to talk to us! 

There are less than three weeks until Barrio! Be sure to rack up as many points as you can so you can win Beats Headphones! 

Lastly, we will be taking group pictures for the Barrio program so please make sure you attend practices (these are mandatory now)! 

Have a wonderful week 
<3 PR



First off, we would like to say that we are EXTREMELY proud of all you guys who decided/considered to run for council, especially to our first year class!! Anyways, we will be having our LAST MEMBERSHIP DINNER on TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016 at 5PM in OHILL. This will be our last supper together. 

Jasmin Nguyen (jvn7ju) & Reyna Huang (rlh3xt)



We hope you guys survived midterms! Thanks to all of you who came out to Council Elections! We're proud to announce next year's D7 Representative, Danielle Rodgers! We are certain that she will do a fantastic job next year.

This weekend is Virginia Tech's culture show "Bayanihan" on Saturday, March 26th. OYFA is organizing rides to go, so please sign up in the form below and check out the Facebook event page! We especially need drivers at the moment so make sure to sign up!
Sign up here
Facebook Event

Have a great week OYFA!

Much mahal,
D7 Reps (Patricia and Brian)

What's up OYFA!

We just want to thank everyone who came out to our Lakas 5K, whether you ran or volunteered, the event would not have been a success without all of your support! 
Alas, we lost our basketball and volleyball playoff games (we were so close to winning both!) so this marks the end of the IM season for us :( A big thank you to everyone who played with us this entire year, it was so much fun being able to coach you all and we hope you genuinely had a great time! And of course, to the supporters, thank you so much for coming out to our games and constantly filling us with energy!! 

Sign up for our Relay for Life team >>>here<<< 
       - Support the fight against cancer!

- 2KSports 


We are proud to introduce your new social chairs for the 2016-2017 school year:

We're super excited to see what these two have in store for OYFA next year!

Your (old) soci-AL chairs,

Ally & Alex

(alc3va & aez3eb)

General Announcements

The Gamma Alpha Chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha, Latin Sorority, Incorporated is hosting a Mr. Burgundy and Grey Pageant and fundraiser to kick off the 15th year founding month of their chapter! This event will showcase men at UVA who think they have what it takes to be crowned Mr. Burgundy and Grey, in collaboration with, The Black Student Alliance, The Latino Student Alliance, The National Pan Hellenic Council, and The Organization of Young Filipino Americans! Show up and support your favorite contestant!

Questions? Contact


So, just as always, the first person to respond correctly to the following questions will be featured as next week's Featured OYFAN. However, anyone else who answers correctly will be entered into a raffle to win some awesome OYFA merch at the next General Meeting! 
  • When is the Country Club Prep Fundraiser?
  • How do you say "let's eat" in tagalog? 
GL 😊
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