On Dec. 8, Mabuhay! PCC presented its Pasko Celebration at the Prayerhouse of the Virgin of the Globe. Attendees were welcome to participate in the Mass and join in the pitch-in dinner, dancing and games. Sayaw performed Los Bailes de Ayer.
On Dec. 14, the Sayaw Philippine Cultural Dance Company performed Los Bailes de Ayer and Maglangka at the FAACI Christmas Party in Kokomo.
On Dec. 15, the Sayaw Philippine Cultural Dance Company performed at the Simbang Gabi for the Filipino-American community in Merrillville.
On Nov. 21-24, Mabuhay! PCC presented a Philippines booth at the International Festival, hosted by the Nationalities Council of Indiana. Based on our presentation, we won Best Overall Booth. Sayaw also performed Muslim Suite: Lillies of Lake Lanao (Kzodaratan, Sambi sa Malong, Maglangka, Asik and Singkil).
Throughout November and December, Mabuhay! PCC collected funds and items for typhoon victims in the Philippines. Fourteen boxes have shipped, and $1,000 has been collected. Mabuhay! PCC is continuing its relief efforts and sending funds to Catholic Relief Services.
On Sep. 1, Mabuhay! PCC presented the Santacruzan. Some attendees participated in the procession and represented various historical and religious figures. The event included a Mass, games and pitch-in dinner.
On Sep. 21, Mabuhay! PCC volunteered at Camp Mabuhay in Indianapolis, which is a culture camp for Filipino-American children and their families. Our volunteers brought food and led children’s games, and Sayaw performed Pandanggo sa Tapis.
On Sep. 28, the Sayaw Philippine Cultural Dance Company performed T’boli at the Taste of Difference Festival on the west side of Indianapolis.
On Jul. 4, Mabuhay! PCC had a booth and Sayaw performed at the Benjamin Harrison Ice Cream Social and Family Festival in Indianapolis.
On May 11, Mabuhay! PCC participated in Asian Fest, presented by Asian American Alliance, at White River State Park. The Philippines was this year’s featured country, and our booth displayed Philippine fashion, artwork and background information. Mabuhay! PCC also participated in the festival’s fashion show. Sayaw Philippine Cultural Dance Company performed various dances.
On May 22, the Sayaw Philippine Cultural Dance Company performed the Kzodoratan and Pangalay for the Indiana National Guard.
On May 25, Mabuhay! PCC represented the Philippines in the Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade.
On Apr. 5, the Sayaw Philippine Cultural Dance Company performed Maliwanag na Bwan and Tinikling at a wedding dress rehearsal dinner.
On Apr. 12, Mabuhay! PCC had a booth at the Filipino Student Association’s Philippine Culture Night at IUPUI.
On Apr. 27, the Sayaw Philippine Cultural Dance Company performed and taught Kzodoratan for the Intersection of Dance, Religion and Culture at Butler University.
On Mar. 31, Mabuhay! PCC presented its Easter Celebration at the Prayerhouse for the Virgin of the Globe. Attendees enjoyed an Easter egg hunt, pitch-in lunch, games, dancing and hat contest.
On Feb. 9, the Sayaw Philippine Cultural Dance Company performed and taught Pangalay for the Intersection of Dance, Religion and Culture at Big Car Service Center for Culture and Community.
On Jan. 20, Mabuhay! PCC presented its Feast of the Santo Niño at the Prayerhouse for the Virgin of the Globe in Indianapolis. The event featured a Mass, blessing of various Santo Niño statues and pitch-in lunch. Afterward, attendees participated in a dance workshop.
On Dec. 8, Mabuhay! PCC presented its PASKO! Christmas Dinner and Dance at Holy Rosary Church.
On December 15, Mabuhay! PCC attended the FAACI Christmas Party in Kokomo. The SAYAW Dance Company performed “Maliwanag na Buwan.”
On November 2, 2, Mabuhay! PCC made a donation to the Philippine Red Cross to aid those affected by the deadly August monsoon rains in the Philippines.
From November 15 to 18, Mabuhay! PCC participated in the Nationalities Council’s International Festival at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The SAYAW Dance Company performed the Dayang-Dayang, Pakiring and the Bagobo Rice Festival.
On September 23, Mabuhay! PCC presented its Pista sa Nayon (“Town Festival”) at Garfield Park.
On June 9, Mabuhay! PCC participated in Asian American Alliance’s Asian Festival with a booth, dance performances by the SAYAW Dance Troupe (“Santa Clara” dance and Pakiring demonstration) and involvement in the fashion show. Check out our photos on Facebook.
On June 16, Mabuhay! PCC members volunteered at Camp Mabuhay, a cultural camp for Filipino children growing up in the United States.
On May 6, Mabuhay! PCC launched its first discussion of OPINYONIP (Opinyon Pinoy). The “What is Filipino?” Series explores topics related to various aspects of Filipino culture, life, events and other interests. The first discussion with the Mabuhay! PCC board of directors covered the topic “American Parents Raising Filipino Children.” The Smith family and Walden family shared their stories on raising Filipino children in America. Check out these photos from Facebook.
On May 26, the Philippines was represented at the Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade. Check out our Facebook photos.
On April 9, Mabuhay! PCC presented some Philippine snacks at the Nationalities Council of Indiana’s monthly meeting at the Athenaeum building downtown. Check out our Facebook page for photos.
On April 14, Mabuhay! PCC presented a cultural booth displaying Philippine artifacts and products for fundraising at the International Expo for the Invisible Children in Uganda at Center Grove High School. The SAYAW – Philippine Cultural Dance Troupe performed “Pakiring,” a dance from Mindanao, a southern island in the Philippines. Check out our Facebook page for photos from the event.
During the month of February, the Philippine Cultural Community collaborated with Asian Services of Indiana by collecting more than 36 pairs of shoes and socks for the growing Bhutanese refugee community in Indianapolis. On February 17, 2012, President Maria Manalang, Vice President Rose Soliven and Board Member Josephine Soliven helped distribute some of the shoes to the refugees.
On January 21, 2012, SAYAW – Philippine Cultural Dance Troupe presented the dance “Sitsiritsit” at the Nationalities Council of Indiana’s Winter Gala. “Sitsiritsit,”choreographed by Maria Manalang, is a lively dance imitating the movement of butterflies as they frolic in the garden. Check out our Facebook page for photos.