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.