Episode #2: Little Manila (Part Two)

November 15, 2018

Two friends, three buildings, and the future of Stockton's Little Manila. Plus: What happened to the manongs?

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Show Notes

This episode mentions the following works and even features some clips from them. The works are shared below and are as follows: An Offshore podcast story produced by Paola Mardo about Filipino Tiki bartenders; a video of Dawn Bohulano Mabalon’s speech at the Little Manila Historic Site dedication event filmed by Dillon Delvo; a video showing the destruction of one of the last remaining blocks of Little Manila by Dillon Delvo; two music videos for the Black Eyed Peas song Bebot directed by Patricio Ginelsa and edited by A.J. Calomay.

Research and interviews were conducted by Paola Mardo. Below is a list of some research sources. Paola also wrote this Buzzfeed story about why we need to remember Stockton, California’s Filipino American legacy.

America is in the Heart by Carlos Bulosan
Filipinos: Forgotten Asian Americans by Fred Cordova
Filipinos in Stockton (Images of America: California) by Dawn B. Mabalon, Rico Reyes, Filipino American National Historical Society
Little Manila Is in the Heart: The Making of the Filipina/o American Community in Stockton, California by Dawn Bohulano Mabalon

Manong (1978), Dir: Linda Mabalot (including unaired footage and interviews provided by the archive at Visual Communications)
Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers (2014), Dir: Marissa Aroy

Research and Archives:
Little Manila Center
Visual Communications

Long Distance is hosted and produced by Paola Mardo.
Co-producer is Patrick Epino.

Cover art is by Celina Calma.
Title design and episode art by Paola Mardo.

Music and Clips
Theme Song is “Comin’ Along” by C. Light and the Prisms. Clips used in this episode are sourced from original recordings, archival tape, and online sources. The episode includes clips from the film Huelga by Skeets McGrew and from the Bebot music videos by Patricio Ginelsa. Most music is sourced through royalty-free music libraries. Excerpts from the following songs were used in throughout the episode:
Curiousity - Lee Rosevere
Thinking It Over - Lee Rosevere
Bebot - The Black Eyed Peas
Tech Toys - Lee Rosevere
Sad Marimba Planet - Lee Rosevere
More on That Later - Lee Rosevere
Transitioning - Lee Rosevere
Assembly Line Work - Dee Yan Key
93 'til Infinity - Souls of Mischief
Feelin’ Myself - Mac Dre

Special Thanks
Special thanks to the students and teachers of Little Manila. To learn more about them and their work, head to littlemanila.org. Big thanks to my family, especially family historian Frances Pangilinan, with key assists from Gaya Lontok and Trixie Pangilinan-Mardo. Very, very special thanks to Rafael Bernardo Pangilinan.

Coming soon.

*There was an editing glitch around the 18:30 mark and a few words were cut off. A revised version was uploaded at 3:00am PST on Thursday, November 15, 2018.
*An incorrect fact about the telephone was made around the 5:20 mark. It was stated that the telephone was invented in 1919, but early telephones and communication devices had already been made in the decades before. This statement has been removed and a revised version was uploaded at 8:30pm PST on Thursday, November 15, 2018.

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