Yellow Book, 1981

This page contains the proceedings of the first year of the organization.

The idea of Sariling Gawa began in the spring of 1980. By summer and through fall, members diligently worked on developing its philosophy, goal, objectives, and activities. Eventually, the grass-roots group began networking and partnering with individuals and groups across the state to plan and prepare for eight community conferences. At the start of 1981, members collected valuable information at these conferences, which became the key topics at the main conference in March 1981.

In June 1981, the group published

the proceedings of the conference series entitled 

“Present and Future Challenges of Filipino Young Adults:
A Conference Series”.

This publication has been coined

“The Yellow Book”.

Yellow Book Cover

Click on the links below to view sections of The Yellow Book.



Link:  Pages FrontCover_i-iv

Front Cover

The Logo


An Inspirational Poem

Link:  Pages v-8

Message – Mr. Domingo Los Baños, Advisor

The Challenges


Sariling Gawa’s Approach

Timetable of Tasks

Link:  Pages 9-16

Community Conferences

  • A Brief Introduction
  • Agenda (Sample)
  • Statement of Issues

Link:  Pages 17-41

  • Oahu – Central
  • Oahu – Honolulu
  • Oahu – Leeward
  • Big Island – Hilo
  • Big Island – Kona
  • Kauai
  • Lanai
  • Molokai
  • Discussion on Community Conference

Link:  Pages 42-56

Main Conference

  • A Brief Introduction
  • Selected Essays
  • Conference Schedule
  • Participant List and Description
  • Opening Remarks – Lito Asuncion

Link:  Pages 57-80

  • Slide Presentation: Filipino History in Hawaii – Dean Alegado
  • Presentation: Social Issues – J. Florendo, B. Calizo, M. Hernando
  • Speech: Leadership – Ronnie Menor

Link:  Pages 81-92

  • Problem Solving Session: Immigrant and Local Conflicts
  • Solutions to Local and Immigrant Conflicts
  • Speech: How to Make Effective Use of the Legislature to Make Appropriate Changes in the Community – Benjamin Cayetano

Link:  Pages 93-98

  • Speech: Aspirations and Community Involvement – Ronnie Menor
  • Speech: Community Solidarity: The Waialua Experience – Isabelo Palalay

Link:  Pages 99-118

  • Presentation: Ethnic Identity and Growing Up as a Filipino in Hawaii: The Urban Setting – William Domingo
  • Presentation: Ethnic Identity and Growing Up as a Filipino in Hawaii: The Plantation Setting – Gloria Galvez
  • Cultural Simulation: BaFa BaFa – Amy Agbayani
  • Closing Remarks

Link:  Pages 119-128

  • Cultural Activities at the Main Conference
  • Results of Group Consultations
  • Evaluation of the Main Conference
  • Resolutions Passed

Link:  Pages 129-138

Follow-Up Phase





Link:  Pages 139-158


  1. Proposed Cost of Project
  2. Community Conference Evaluation Form
  3. Community Conference Correspondence
  4. Main Conference Evaluation Form and Pre/Post Test
  5. Follow-up Correspondence
  6. News Clippings

Link:  Pages 159-165

Advertisements & Special Acknowledgements

Link:  Pages 166-175

Photographs – Community Conferences

Link:  Pages 176-182_BackCover

Photographs – Main Conference

Back Cover