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Join us for an event-filled, formal evening with dinner, a live concert with Michael Paulo and all-night dancing with R:Tyme. The Benefit Concert will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego, California.

Each year Silayan Filipina hosts a benefit event to raise funds for a worthy charity. Recognizing the significant role that music plays in communication, cultural awareness, well-being and social "storytelling", it is important to propagate and sustain music within our children. Music breaks the boundaries of race, status and religion, and is a powerful instrument that reflects the mood of the world.

This year's net proceeds for Silayan Filipina's Benefit Concert will be donated to The Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO), and music programs and workshops for children, continuing to promote and foster music in the community.

This year's Benefit Concert is a fundraising effort to benefit Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO) and music programs and workshops for children.

The net proceeds will help FASO’s goal to sustain artistic excellence in the community, to be the avenue of cultural growth especially the youth, and help in developing love and pride not only in music but in one’s identity. In addition, financially assist in music programs and workshops to children.

The Concert & Dance

Michael Paulo, this year's Benefit Concert headliner, is one of the most versatile and cosmopolitan saxophonists in pop, soul and contemporary jazz, captivating audiences for over 35 years. His alluring sax renditions have been featured with many acclaimed artists such as Al Jarreau, James Ingram, Rick Braun and Peter White, Kenny Loggins, Patti Austin, Jeffrey Osborne, David Benoit, Bobby Caldwell and Johnny Mathis to name a few. Best known in Japan and the U.S. for his passionate sax mastery in the group Kalapana, he upholds his trademark as one of the top Asian American Jazz artists.

Michael Paulo's company, Apaulo Music Productions, has produced numerous Jazz concerts in California and Hawaii and music festivals including the Temecula Wine and Music Festival and the Pacific Rim Jazz Festival.

Following Michael Paulo's performance, dance the night away to the sounds of one of the hottest dance bands in San Diego, R:Tyme, with special numbers featuring Michael Paulo.


Michael Paulo
Saxophonist Extraordinaire


R:Tyme Dance Band
Playing songs from "back in the day" and latest R&B hits.

Drink & Dine

Come in early for cocktails (no-host) in the Ballroom Bar. At sunset, dinner will be served.

Dinner will include:
• Baby Lettuce with Palm Hearts, Mango, Toasted Coconut and Papaya with Passion Fruit Vinaigrette
• Wild Rice Pilaf
• Chocolate Raspberry Bomb Dessert
And your choice of:
• Salmon with Mango Cream & Fruit Salsa or
• Chicken with Tequila Lime Sauce or
• Portobello Mushroom-Filled Ravioli in Tomato Cream Sauce

Please indicate your choice upon ticket purchase. Menu is subject to change.

Enjoy the evening meeting and mingling with other guests.

Stop by the Silent Auction tables, peruse and bid on the filled baskets with gifts donated by our sponsors.

Strike a pose in our Music Photo Booth for our photographer.


Premium and Sponsor seating is limited and will be filled in order of reservation purchase date.

All seating includes dinner, concert and dancing, and are priced as follows**:
- General Seating for Silayan Filipina Members: $70
- General Seating: $75
- Premium Seating*: $100 SOLD OUT!
- Gold Sponsor*: $500
- Platinum Sponsor*: $1000
**Prices increase on March 4, 2018. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

*Premium Seating - premium table seating and one entry to the exclusive opportunity drawing.
*Gold Sponsor - premium table seating, 1 dinner ticket, website listing, one entry to the exclusive opportunity drawing and a half page souvenir program ad.
*Platinum Sponsor - premium seating, 2 dinner tickets, website listing, two entries to the exclusive opportunity drawing and a full page souvenir program ad.
Reserve your tickets online at Benefit Concert 2018 ONLINE RESERVATIONS.
Sponsors, please submit your sponsor forms (see link on next column).

Program Ads &
Sponsor Forms

Full color ads can be placed in the Benefit Concert Souvenir Program to support our cause. The program will be made available to all guests the evening of the event. Becoming a sponsor is another way to support the cause. All donations are greatly appreciated.

A sample copy of an earlier Benefit Gala Souvenir Program can be viewed at Benefit Gala 2014 Souvenir Program

To submit an ad, download the Ad Submission Form. Deadline is Sunday, March 4, 2018.

To become a sponsor, download and submit the Sponsorship Form.

Venue Location

Bahia Resort Hotel
998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
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Mailing address:
4653 Carmel Mountain Road
Suite 308, Box 118
San Diego, CA 92130

(781) 523-9731

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Silayan Filipina National Organization is a
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
(Tax ID #38-3921017)

Press Releases

Press release links will be posted here when they are made available.



Thank you to our sponsors and supporting affliated organizations who make this
Benefit Concert 2018 possible.