In what follows, I examine three factors that shaped these bars as sites of encounter and enabled them to become places where Filipina women and rural Japanese men met spouses: the coinciding histories through which Filipina hostess bars were established in Central Kiso, Filipina women's experiences of glamour and. 25 May Filipina actress Mercedes Cabral, who went to the 61st Cannes Film Festival as part of the Filipino delegation and castmember of. This Pin was discovered by Kiki Groot. Discover (and save!) your own Pins on Pinterest.