June 13 Encore Performance at Hunter College

After selling out all three shows at WOW Cafe Theatre, we are proud to announce an encore performance of Diwang Pinay: Labanan ang Pang-aapi sa Ating mga Makabagong Bayani at the Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College on Thursday, June 13 at 7:30pm. We’re excited to bring this year’s Diwang Pinay to Hunter College and the student community!

Last weekend, over 200 people came to see Diwang Pinay. From the stellar cast and overwhelming community support, to the Florida 15 sitting in on the talk back sessions and Skype-ing in Ate Trixie live from the Philippines, everything was, simply, amazing.

Don’t miss out (again)!

Thursday, June 13 at 7:30pm

Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College

Get your ticket in advance: diwangpinaynychunter@brownpapertickets.com


Diwang pinay selling out now!

Opening night was a resounding success! We sold out and packed the house! Sunday is already sold out so buy your ticket for Saturday’s show now! Only 7 tickets left only for tonight!

Thanks to cast, crew, and volunteers for an amazing first show!

Diwang Pinay, FiRE, and Florida 15 on the Radio

annabelle and lester

Candice (FiRE), Annabelle and Lester (Florida 15)


Flaming Sword of Justice #51: Fire


Listen to FiRE’s Cultural Director and director of Diwang Pinay, Candice Sering, discuss the upcoming theatrical performance and our organizing work on the progressive talk radio program The Flaming Sword of Justice with Ben Wikler. Featured is Annabelle Sibayan, Florida 15 labor trafficking survivor, who tells her first-hand account of the struggle to fight back. Hear about her experience now and see her story on stage this weekend!

Diwang Pinay, Labanan ang Pang-aapi sa Ating mga Makabagong Bayani opens tomorrow night May 17 at WOW Cafe Theater in Manhattan.

We’re almost sold out! Buy your tickets here: http://diwangpinaynyc.brownpapertickets.com/

Happy May Day! Join Us at Union Square


Diwang Pinay is not just a play. Diwang Pinay is collaborative cultural work that calls attention to the institutionalized export of Filipino workers as commodities and the growing problem of labor trafficking in part as a result of exploitative immigration policy in the U.S. and the Philippines.

Today, May 1st, International Workers’ Day, join the DP cast and crew, alongside the workers who inspired our play, the Florida 15, as we march with Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE-GABRIELA USA) the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) as a unified contingent to demand genuine immigration reform that reflects the needs of our community.

We’ll be wearing red, passing out flyers, and waving our lovely flags!

Legalization for All!

Stop Raids and Deportations!

Stop Trafficking Our People!

No to Labor Export Policy (LEP)!

Justice for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)!

More on NAFCON May Day events and actions across the U.S.:


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Advance Tickets on Sale

Save yourself some dollars and buy your ticket today at:


Advance tickets online are $20 (plus service fee) and $25 at the door. Diwang Pinay 2011 was performed at CUNY Hunter College’s Lang Recital Hall to four sold-out audiences. This year, Diwang Pinay will be showcased in a smaller, more intimate black box theatre. Don’t miss out! Buy your ticket today!

Diwang Pinay 2011 Curtain Call

Diwang Pinay 2011 Curtain Call

Florida 15 Member Annabelle Sibayan and FiRE Chairperson Jennine Ventura Speak!

Balitang America reporter Don Tagala interviews Annabelle Sibayan to get her firsthand account of being a victim of labor trafficking. Tagala also finds out from Jennine Ventura, Chairperson of FiRE, how labor trafficking results from a  broken economic system in the Philippines. Diwang Pinay is a cultural performance to highlight a growing problem in our community. Stay tuned! Performances are happening in the spring!

Celebrating Diwang Pinay Over the Years…

On December 27, Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE) celebrated Diwang Pinay’s Tenth Anniversary with a Sneak Peek to our full performance in May!

Members of FiRE, Kabalikat Domestic Workers’ Network and New York Council for Human Rights in the Philippines (NYCHRP) performed a reading of an excerpt from Diwang Pinay, highlighting our current campaign to fight against labor trafficking of Filipinos in the US.