Phil Am BID to Honor FilAmChamber 2.0 San Diego as “High Achieving Teams (HATs)” Award at STARBlazer

In the spirit of collaboration and celebration, Phil Am BID and Access America proudly host the STARBlazers & TOP HATs “Giving Back and Beyond” Awards Gala 2018: Success Redefined. Join us in honoring the Pillars and Pioneers, TOP HATs (The Outstanding Professionals and High Achieving Teams), and Visionary Volunteers. The Awards recognize members of the community for their integrity and professional success and pay tribute to their selfless service in the true spirit of “giving back and beyond”. The Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce of San Diego would like to thank you for all your past contributions. The Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce of San Diego will be honored with the “High Achieving Teams (HATs)” award. The High Achieving Teams (HATs) will include the Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce of San Diego, led by William Peetoom. These Outstanding Professionals that make up this High Achieving Team are all highly successful professionals who also choose to “give back” to their communities.

In celebration of recent events, we honor our pioneer and past leadership members and advisory council members a seat at the FACC table. Your contributions are to be recognized as we collectively, pagakakaisa, we are the FilAmChamber of San Diego. The FilAmChamber is forming a table of Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce of San Diego Alumni & current members. To support expediting the seating for FilAmChamber tables. Your prompt response would be appreciated. Our table balance is deadline is Thursday, November 29th, 2018. Please direct your payment by credit card to the Eventbrite website ticketing link or directly with William Peetoom, please make note of contact information below.

FilAmChamber Legacy Presidents: Edna Consing Concepcion, Faith Bautista, Bennett Peji and William Peetoom

On behalf of the FilAmChamber, we ask that you attend with your significant other to this evening of gratitude, and pledge to donate a $120/per dinner seat to include a complimentary Caviar & Champagne reception (valued @$75) at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. For FilAmChamber Table Ticketing donations, please visit our Eventbrite page portal for payments at *Deadline is Thursday, November 29th, 2018 Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities at​ Contact William Peetoom directly for questions and further details at 858.333.6893 or

Philippine American Business Improvement and Development (Phil Am BID)…connecting commerce, culture and community…The Philippine American Business Improvement and Development, better known as Phil Am BID, was founded in 2005. It is a diverse group of business leaders, entrepreneurs, professionals, community advocates, military officers, and public officials whose good character, integrity, leadership, kindness of heart, and strong love for the community unite them in their advocacy. Phil Am BID is committed to connecting culture, commerce, and community by creating business improvement districts that will be catalysts for positive change and revitalization for the businesses and the communities they belong to. Founding co-chair are Edna Consing Concepcion and Marilyn Calangi Mesina. The 13th STARBlazers and TOP HATs International "Giving Bank and Beyond" Awards Gala to honor medical doctors, engineers, lawyers, philanthropists, Hollywood actors, professors, public officials, CEO(s) of major corporations, chefs, theatre artists --- all successful in their fields and who have also made it second nature to them to "Give Back"! Witness SUCCESS Redefined!!

The Gala is to benefit PhilDev USA, Access America and those who have been affected by the California Camp Fires.

2018 Pillars and Pioneer Honorees:

  • Dado and Maria Banatao

  • Hon. Shirley Horton

STARBlazer Honorees:

  • Dr. James Lee, Dr. Tess Mauricio

  • Dr. Astrid Tumindez,

  • Alfonso "Chito" Zulueta

TOP HATS (The Outstanding Professionals and High Achieving Teams) The Outstanding Professionals (TOPs):

  • Phil Blauer

  • Lilinda Jamir Camaisa

  • Evelyn Javier Centeno

  • Debbie Discar-Espe

  • Marc Fusco

  • Dr. Virginia Mattson

  • Malina Moye

  • Ryan Ochoa

  • Rodel Rodis, Esq.

  • Maribeth Sapinoso

  • Alejandra Sotelo-Solis

  • Steve Weinberger.

High Achieving Teams (HATs):

  • Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with Anne Donovan and Faith Bautista

  • Council of Teaching Filipino Language and Culture with Sally Idos (CTFLC)

  • County of San Diego Filipino American Employee Association (CSDFEA) with Ardee Apostol

  • Filipino American Chamber of Commerce, San Diego (FACC) with William Peetoom.

Visionary Volunteers:

  • Julian Oriel

  • Julieta Pastor

  • Marilou Bautista Pennington

Rising STARS:

  • Teriza Camaisa

  • Rea Concepcion

  • Cherryl Castr

  • Lector Cher Laurence CL

Mistresses and Masters of Ceremonies:

  • Roxana Kennedy, Chief CV Police Department (TOP HAT 2017)

  • Jerri Malana, Chief Deputy District Attorney (TOP HAT 2011)

  • Tommy Sablan, National Radio Hall of Fame (TOP HAT 2016)

Join our Phil Am BID Officers:

  • Fresas Flores Balistreri

  • Rosanna Sal

  • Rose Dela Rosa Alonte

  • Michelle Porras

  • Pacita Barangan and

Legal Counsel:

  • Bibi Fell

Phil Am BID Board members:

  • Marissa Acierto

  • Rod Alonte

  • Dr. Benjamin Camacho

  • Rea Concepcion

  • Susan Cruz

  • Dr. Tess Mauricio

  • Dr. Beverly Bianes

Advisory Council:

  • Bening Bea Bianes

  • Dan E. Concepcion

  • Hon. Cheryl Cox

  • Dr. Ofelia Dirige

  • Josie Isibido

  • Judge Lillian Lim

  • Lydia Reyes

  • Domagala,Simeon Silverio

  • Dr. Barbara Yorobe

  • Hon. Charlene Zettel.

TOP HAT Alumni:

  • Assemblymember Rob Bonta

  • Mona Pasquil Rogers

  • Dr. Connie Mariano

  • Gel S. Relos Supv. Greg Cox

  • Mayor Ron Morrison

  • Marily Mondejar

  • Cecilia Brainard

  • Bennett Peji

  • Ted Camaisa

  • Zaneta Salde Encarnacion

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