Hollywood Premiere Screening of the Award Winning Filipino Indie Film, “1st Semester”


1st Sem 800x565_v1Please join us for the Hollywood Premiere screening of the award winning Filipino indie film, 1st Semester.

1st Semester is a Filipino coming-of-age comedy movie about a young boy who is sent to college by his mother with their entire clan but goes home immediately after experiencing separation anxiety. It explores a boy’s rite of passage to manhood and a mother’s strong will and determination to uphold the best for her family.

1st Semester stars Allan Paule, Darwin Yu and award-winning actress Lotlot de Leon. It is written and directed by Dexter Paglinawan Hemedez and Allan Michael Ibanez.

The Hollywood Premiere will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the American Film Institute (AFI), 2021 N. Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA. Showtimes are at 6 pm and 8 pm.

Come and meet the writers and directors of this internationally-acclaimed film.

Presented by: University of the Philippines Alumni Association of Greater Los Angeles (UPAAGLA), a 501c3 non-profit organization.

To RSVP for the event click on this link:  https://1stSem.eventbrite.com .

Seats are limited so RSVP today!!!

FREE parking.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please email 1stSemAFI@gmail.com.

Event Co-Chairs:

Ethel G. Rubio, UPAAGLA President-Elect

Atty. Mary Lyn Sanga, UPAAGLA Board Member


Bring Your Friends and Family for a Fun-Filled Evening!

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Use the Donate Button below to pay for the Event ticket. lt will take you to a secured site managed by PayPal…. You can choose to pay using your PayPal account if you have one. Otherwise, use your Debit/Credit card if you have no PayPal Account.

Type in the amount for the number of tickets to be purchased and write your comments or special instructions (e.g., group name, food preference,etc) on the ADD NOTE field located immediately below the dollar amount field. You will receive an email acknowledging the receipt of your payment when the transaction is completed.



If you like to place an ad in the Souvenir Program published for the event, please click the link below to download the Souvenir Ad Contract form.

UPAAGLA 2017 Ad Contract

Please make your check payable to UPAAGLA and mail the check to our UPAAGLA Treasurer Gil Guinto at 4681 W. 141 Street, Hawthorne, CA 90250.

To pay on-line for the ads, simply click on the Donate button bellow and select the type of payment: PayPal or by Debit/Credit Card. Type the appropriate amount for the Ad type chosen and indicate on the Note field below the amount what the payment is for (e.g., back cover, inside back cover, full page centerfold, or full page inside page). You will receive an email acknowledging the receipt of your payment. Thank you for your support.