"SHEroes Monologues: Women of the Philippine Revolution" Honoring Philippine Independence Day @ the FWN Salo Salo

  • June 27, 2010
  • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Kalesa Restaurant @ 1783 N. Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • open seating
  • open seating
  • Special Guests of Salo Salo Executive Committee and FWN Board
  • dues renewable annually on anniversary date (includes meeting fee + $8 one-time application fee)
  • (dues renewable annually on anniversary date) - includes meeting fee
  • Sponsor a young Pinay to attend salo salo so she can network with FWN members and be inspired!
  • for registration purposes only
  • Come to any 7 salo salo months of your choice as long as you RSVP three days before the selected month you wish to attend (transferrable with your request)
  • Come to any 7 salo salo months of your choice as long as you RSVP three days before the selected month you wish to attend (transferrable with your request)

Registration is closed
"SHEroes Monologues"
written by Elena Mangahas, Gloria Ramos and Marily Mondejar. 
Script updated 2010 by Sol Manaay, Elena Mangahas and Marily Mondejar

Celebrating the Anniversary of Philippine Independence 
@ the FWN Salo Salo


Not much has been written about the Filipino women
of the Philippine Revolution.
Mostly mothers, wives and/or children of the Katipuneros, they followed their men, risking their lives on the battlefields and/or aiding the revolutionists in more conventional ways to advance the cause of freedom.

No More.  Come to the Salo Salo on June 27 as we celebrate the SHEroes of the Philippine Revolution.

~ Learn more the lives of these incredible Filipinas who contributed to our freedom from the Spanish and American Regimes ~

Teresa Magbanua (1868-1947) - first woman general in the Visayas. An excellent horserider and sharpshooter, she fought many battles against Spain.

Agueda Kahabagan - fought in the battlefield of Laguna
"dressed in white, armed with a rifle and
brandishing a bolo."
The 1899 roster of generals listed her as the only woman
general of the Philippine Republic.

~ Get to know ~
Marcela M. Agoncillo (1860-1946) - made the Filipino flag
in five days

Gregoria Montoyo (1863-1896) - led 30 rebels in the Battle of Calero bridge in Dalahican, Cavite

Glicera Marella Villavicencio (1852-1929) - refused to name the Katipuneros and divulge secrets about the Katipunan even if it meant release of her husband from prison

Teodora Alonzo (1827-1911)
Melchora Aquino (1812-1919)
Gregoria De Jesus (1875-1943)
Espiridiona Bonifacio
Agueda Esteban (1868-1944)

AND More.....


In 2010, each restaurant highlights its unique recipe of the popular "sabaw" (hearty soups) as two of three selections in their
Prix Fixe menu.

Restaurants / food organizations featured in 2010

January 31 / Sunday
"Brunch with the PROs"

Mercury Lounge
February 28 / Sunday
"Managing Your Career or Business During
Difficult Economic Times"


March 31 / Wednesday
"Open Mic"

V-Day FWN "The Vagina Monologues" and "MMRP" After-Party
April 10 / Saturday

Home of Sol Manaay
May 16 / Sunday
Midsummer Magical Afternoon

June 27 / Sunday
5pm no host cocktails; 6pm dinner served promptly; 7pm Program
"SHEroes Monologues"

July 25 / Sunday
5pm no host cocktails; 6pm dinner served promptly. 7pm Program
"Filipina Wellness"

Pinay Tunay @ Pistahan
August 14 & 15 / Saturday / Sunday
Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco
11am - 5pm

Location TBD
September 26 / Sunday

Ramar Foods
October 7 / Thursday
6pm no host cocktails; 7pm reception served promptly
Welcome Reception @ the 7th Filipina Leadership Summit (Oct 7-10, 2010) @ Las Vegas
Sponsored by Susie Quesada of Ramar Foods International

Location TBD
November 14 / Sunday
5pm no host cocktails; 6pm dinner served promptly
"Filipino Thanksgiving"

Location TBD
December 11 / Saturday
6pm no host cocktails; 7pm dinner served promptly
FWN Christmas Party
Sponsored by Pearl Parmelee of Mama Sita


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