Press Clippings 

Next city, July 10, 2017

New S.F. Night Market a Step in Creating First Filipino Cultural District in U.S.

Organizers have announced the first tangible step in establishing the first Filipino cultural district in the United States: launching a night market the third Friday of every month in the historic Mint Building in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood.


INQUIRER, June 30, 2017

Monthly Fil-Am night market to start in SF’s Filipino Cultural District

Guided by a young, Manila-born entrepreneur, the market is envisioned to feature fashion and accessories, technology, products, handicrafts and housewares, artwork, health and wellness products and even social activism organizations.


Hoodline, June 7, 2017

Mayor's Budget Earmarks $150K For SoMa Pilipinas Cultural Heritage District

Part of the investment from the city will help fund what SoMa Pilipinas is calling creative night markets, set to occur every third Friday at the historic Old Mint building located at 5th and Mission Streets starting August 18th.

April 20, 2017

SOMA Pilipinas Turns 1 Year Old


March 16, 2017

We Won $150,000 in Grants from SOMA Stabilization!

Together with Filipino Development Foundation and Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center we've won start-up funding for our Night Market and Business Incubator programing!


ABS-CBN NeWS, DECEMBER 12, 2016

SOMA Pilipinas Aims To Empower Pinoys Through Culture And Technology

“The reason why people are getting displaced is because of economic inequality throughout our system. By teaching filipinos the ways of technology; that’s how we’re going to fighting displacement, by creating new wealth in our community,” said Desi Danganan of the SOMA Pilipinas Working Group.


NEXT CITY, OCTOBER 13, 2016

Putting Filipinos on the Map in San Francisco

“Filipinos have been in SOMA for decades, and yet, it seems that not many are aware that there’s this huge population of Filipinos in San Francisco,” Araullo adds. “This is a chance to let people know there are Filipino families that live here, that contribute to the economy here.”


CBS LOCAL, April 13, 2016

San Francisco Supes Approve Filipino Heritage District In SoMa

"The San Francisco Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution Tuesday to establish a Filipino Cultural Heritage District in the city’s South of Market neighborhood."