King and Queen of Hearts: Erik Santos and Angeline Quinto Concert

Tickets are now available...get it early so you can secure the best seats in the house.
This concert is in conjunction of FABA of Metro DC, Inc. 15th year Anniversary, 2001-2016.
Come on out and celebrate with us with the King and Queen of Hearts Concert brought to you by LuxEntertainment and FABA of Metro DC, Inc.

If you want to sponsor, please contact Ken Mendoza at (703) 859-4031.

LuxEntertainment and FABA of Metro DC, Inc. thank you in advance for your support. 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Location

George Washington University Lisner Auditorium
730 21st NW Washington, DC 20052
United States

January 24, 2016 UPDATE:

WINTER CLINIC THIS SUNDAY (January 24) IS CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
Filipino Heritage Night IV THANK YOU
In behalf of Filipino American Basketball Association of Metropolitan DC, Inc. (FABA) we would like to thank everyone for supporting our once a year event, the Filipino Heritage Night at Verizon Center. It’s an event where we can celebrate our Heritage and Culture in front of a large crowd during the NBA game, Miami Heat vs. Washington Wizard.  This marks the 4th year FABA hosted the event and we are extremely proud that we shattered the record of Filipinos in attendance of all times. It is our hope that you will continue to support and help us for a record breaking attendance next year. 
It was a fun filled day with 12 teams playing in an exhibition games from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm followed with an early entry to watch the shoot around of both teams, Wizards and Heat. It is an opportunity for everyone in attendance to get as close as possible with their favorite Wizards and Heat players.
Then more than 100 kids who bought ticket from FABA got to HIGH FIVE the Washington Wizards or Miami Heat players when they came out from the tunnel onto the court for warm up as they are getting ready for tip off.
It was a riveting rendition of the National Anthem performed by Justine, “ICY” Moral as we witnessed and listened her sing the Star Spangled Banner. “ICY” made us all proud.

Then during the halftime of the game, Kultura Pilipino based in Richmond, Va. WOW the crowd with their performance of “SAYAW IGOROT”. It was a scintillating performance of the group that got the crowd in “AWE”.
AS A BONUS EVERYONE WHO PURCHASED TICKETS FROM US RECEIVED A WASHINGTON WIZARDS T-SHIRT COURTESY OF CUSTOMLINK.
Thank you to the following:
FABA players and families
INC (Iglesia ni Christo) Washington DC area
John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring, Maryland
Justine “ICY” Moral
Kultura Pilipino Richmond, Virginia
Marinduque Association of Washington DC area
Maryland Warriors
Migrant Heritage Commission Fairfax, Virginia
PSBL of Baltimore, Maryland
Queens of Long Island, NY
Saint Columba of Fort Washington, Maryland
Team Bulls of FABA DC
Team Cavaliers of Silver Spring, Maryland
Team Thunders of FABA DC
Virginia Beach Team Tigers
SPECIAL SHOUT OUT FOR THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS WHO WERE INSTRUMENTAL OF MAKING THIS EVENT A SUCCESS:
Lisa Canlas, Kristel de Castro, Aly Ilarde, Jojo Lacson, Ricky Magallanes, Bert Magpoc, Mike Marasigan, Leo Monroyo, Ed Padilla, Len Pineda and Rene Soriano
THANK YOU AND HOPE TO SEE ALL OF YOU AGAIN NEXT YEAR’S EVENT, THE 5TH EDITION OF FHN.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Gym Schedule during Severe Weather

FABA of Metro DC, Inc. is continuing to monitor the forecast and will remain in constant communication to all our clinic participants, trainers, prospective Junior and Juvenile players/parents throughout the week. In the event of our gym cancellation for this Sunday session, we will e-mail everybody and communicate updates immediately via fabaofmetrodc.org and social media platforms.

Thank you and stay warm!

 

 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Gym Schedule during Severe Weather

FABA of Metro DC, Inc. is continuing to monitor the forecast and will remain in constant communication to all our clinic participants, trainers, prospective Junior and Juvenile players/parents throughout the week. In the event of our gym cancellation for this Sunday session, we will e-mail everybody and communicate updates immediately via fabaofmetrodc.org and social media platforms.

 

Thank you and stay warm!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Gym Schedule during Severe Weather

FABA of Metro DC, Inc. is continuing to monitor the forecast and will remain in constant communication to all our clinic participants, trainers, prospective Junior and Juvenile players/parents throughout the week. In the event of our gym cancellation for this Sunday session, we will e-mail everybody and communicate updates immediately via fabaofmetrodc.org and social media platforms.

Thank you and stay warm!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

On behalf of FABA of Metropolitan DC, Inc. Officers and BOD, we would like to thank all of you who joined our league every Sunday, believed in our training and supported our delegations to compete in tournaments whether it’s in the Metro DC area or away.

Although there were days when we are faced with challenges but when we see the children’s faces; the willingness of the parents to support their kids play recreational basketball; all the players specially the players who grew up in front of our eyes that have been with us since the inception of FABA; Coaches, Trainers, Sponsors and Supporters, each and everyone of you truly became part of our families and inspired us to continue our voluntary service to our community. 

Again from the bottom of our hearts, thank you and it is our hope that you will still continue to support FABA’s activities in the years to come.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sincerely,
Ken G. Mendoza
President

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

FABA COAT DRIVE

FABA is hosting a coat drive to support www.onewarmcoat.org. Collected coats will be sent to Lorton Community Center where it will be distributed to the people that needs it at no charge. Your spare coats can provide vital warmth to someone in need.

 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

A BIG THANK YOU

Monday, July 6, 2015

On behalf of Filipino-American Basketball Association (FABA) of Metropolitan DC, Inc. family, we would like to thank, first and foremost, our Almighty God for giving us the privilege to host the 1st Philippine Athletic Sports Association (PASA) Basketball and Volleyball Tournaments this Independence Day weekend (July 4 &5).  These tournaments were established to promote unity among the Filipino-American community in North America through the game that we all love:  BASKETBALL and VOLLEYBALL. We are grateful for the trust that PASA has given us and hope we were able to fulfill their expectations.

We would also like to thank the PASA City Directors, all the coaches, players, team managers, friends and relatives who came to the just concluded tournament in Washington DC at NEW 24 FITNESS in District Heights, Maryland.

We highly commend the organizations of the different participating/competing cities for achieving a sense of unity through athletic development; their involvement in this demanding and challenging tasks towards the promotion of sportsmanship and healthy competition through basketball/volleyball among Filipino American community.

Each year, there are more teams of children, young adults and adults who are willing to sacrifice their time and best efforts and honor to represent their respective cities. We know that everyone will play the game fairly and compete as hard as they can. We believe everyone show the spirit of sportsmanship, unity and camaraderie among each other for everyone to enjoy this highly competitive and rewarding event that we all experience.

During this tournament, there were disappointments, winners and losers; we should however always remember that this part of our daily lives. It is nice to win but winning is not everything; it is what we learned from that we make us all WINNERS!!!

Special thanks to all our sponsors, donors, supporters and volunteers that made this tournament a success.

We truly hope that all of you had a wonderful time and enjoyed your visit to the “Most Powerful City of the World – Washington DC”.

Sincerely,
FABA

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THANK YOU

On behalf of FABA of Metro DC, we would like to express our sincere appreciation for making FABA’s 2014 Holiday Party a memorable one and thank everyone for joining us during this glorious celebration. This would not have been possible without the support from FABA’s new and longtime dedicated volunteers, supporters, players, coaches and friends.

We would like to acknowledge the following sponsors, without their generosity we would not have been able to provide the exciting gifts for the kids and prizes.  Special thank you to the performers and emcees. 

Chasin’s Tails Restaurant for donating the $100.00 gift certificate for the 4th prize winner of the Raffle Ticket Fundraising Campaign
Tita Sonia Obcemea and MBOA for cash donations
Art and Grace Caliguiran for the delicious cake and we apologized for those who didn’t get a piece, but it was really good!
Maya Olson and Family for sharing her beautiful voice
Gigi Magno Bretana, for reliving the all-time favorite Filipino love song
June Dela Riarte aka Santa Claus and we know it was no joke to act like one and he sure did an outstanding job playing Santa Claus.
Lea Anson Cuevas for a wonderful introduction and always a class act.
Bo Asinero for capturing the moments and please watch out on FABA page in facebook for pictures
DJ Christian Asinero for rocking the house
And last but not the least, our emcee, Merwynn Pagdanganan, FABA Chief Technical Officer and Chief Executive Officer of M & M Productions. He also provided the photo booth which was one of the highlights of the evening with the assistance of June Dela Riarte aka Santa Claus.

Thank you!

Please enjoy the most exciting and wonderful time of the year and be careful at all times.

Happy Holidays to All!
FABA of Metro DC

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

2013 YEAR IN REVIEW

As 2013 is about to end, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of you who continued to support FABA.  This year is our 13th year in existence and it was special in its own right.  It has been a blessing to have all of you to be a part of FABA's family.

2013 is the most hectic, but a very satisfying year we have experienced and we would like to share what we have achieved.

FABA hosted the 1st Filipino Heritage Night during the NBA game at Verizon Center early this year.  We heard DMV-based Ms. Kriskaitlin Zabala rendering the Star Spangled Banner in front of a sellout crowd inside Verizon Center, as well as the Migrant Heritage Commission’s “Tinikling Dancers” who wowed the 20K in attendance during the halftime show of the Washington Wizards and New York Knicks match.

We saw our youth league blossomed in its 2nd year after a 3 year absence. A lot of young athletes came and developed their skills on the court. We saw the 8th time AABC Champion District Bullets (the most dominant team ever in FABA’s history) dominance ended in the hands of Deausen Group, the eventual Spring Champion.  Shockers winning the 3rd Men’s OPEN 5’11/U division championship back to back in the expense of the inaugural champion, Decepticons.

This summer, FABA hosted the FBA- NA Inter City Tournament in the heart of Washington DC inside Marriott Wardman Park Hotel and NEW 24 Fitness for the 2nd time.  We are honored to host this once-a-year most prestigious and competitive All-Filipino Tournament in this side of the States.  It also marked the first time a Hotel Ballroom was transformed into 4 regulation-size courts in the eastern seaboard and we are very proud of that accomplishment. The task was monumental and we could not have done it without everyone's help and support.  The “BAYANIHAN” spirit was in full display as various Fil-Am organizations in our area came together to volunteer in this event.

Then, the just concluded Fall Youth League.  We knew it will be a challenge but we have surpassed the task and ended in a big positive way.  Our AABC Fall Adult League got push aside to make way for our Youth, as we encountered gym cancellations due to wintry weather and school closings.  We apologize to all the AABC participating teams for the inconveniences it may cause but we will try our best to make it up for you.  Thank you for your understanding.

Congratulations to all the winners and participants of our leagues and tournaments. It is not all about winning that matter most to us; it is the way we conduct ourselves on and off the court is what make us all winners. 

Finally, let us not forget our friends and families that were devastated by the recent tragedies in the Philippines.  FABA has raised funds through ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc. – Sagip Kapamilya and volunteered in local relief centers.  We are still accepting monetary donation for the rebuilding of distressed communities in those affected areas.  We fervently pray that they overcome all their trials and sufferings.
                                                                                               
It has been an amazing year and as we close 2013, we would like to wish everyone a Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year!

We feel so blessed and we thank the Almighty God for all the Blessings we received this year.

Sincerely,

FABA Officers and BOD’s

Monday, December 9, 2013

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