Academic & Cultural Program
" A poeple without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."
- Marcus Garvey, Publisher, Activist, Journalist -
"DISCOVER PHILIPPINES" is an apt slogan for our cultural and academic program aimed at the youth who were born here from Filipino parents and for non-Filipino spouses as well. The program aims to create awareness of the Filipino heritage and how it shaped the Filipino values and traditions. It also aims to make them feel proud of the Philippines with the many facets that are unique of our country. Our diverse ethnicity derived from the Malays, Muslims, Hindus, Chinese, Spaniards, and Americans is what makes us unique. Not only would that be worth discovering but it would also be astonishing to discover the natural resources found in the Philippines, from the pristine beaches all over the country, the underground caves, the hundred islands with their tropical beaches, regional delicacies and tropical fruits, perfect coned volcano and the non-parity jeepneys. Immersion is the best way of discovering the country where smiles are as abundant as the sunlight and where every tourist is pampered with Filipino hospitality.
Discover Philippines now!
COOKING WITH FIL-AM OF SCV Hosted by Daisy and Gracey
Daisy & Gracey are long time friends and have been sharing Filipino recipes with their friends and families! Every time they host a lunch or dinner, their guests know, they are in for a yummy treat. Gracey even has her own cooking channel.
Now, both of them are sharing their authentic Filipino cooking secrets. What's even more exciting is that are inviting our fellow kababayans to share their own Filipino home-cooked meal, bringing flavorful dishes from their kitchens to yours.
Take a look at our Cooking Schedule, mark your calendars and bring your dishes from our kitchen to your kitchen. You're going to love all the Filipino cooking you'll discover from our kababayans.
TAGALOG SPEAKING & WRITING ONLINE CLASSES
Do you want your children, grandchildren, spouses, friends or even you learn to Speak, Write and Read Philippines official language Tagalog?
Then don't miss out on this exciting FREE ONLINE Class and learn Philippines National Language.
In just 5 weeks, you will learn how to read, write and speak Tagalog.
PHILIPPINE CULTURAL FOLK DANCE
Philippines has one of the most colorful, diverse and eclectic cultural dances in the world. Our History is traced by our dances, and our geographical region is mapped out and identified by our dance steps or by the wave of the hands and the movement of the hips.
So come, learn and explore the history of Philippines through our dances. Then showcase your dancesteps and perform what you learned on one of Fil-Am of SCV's biggest event of the year, the annual Cultural Festival!
Sign up now and learn!
PHILIPPINE HISTORY, CULTURE, TRADITIONS AND MORE
Did you know that Philippines was colonized by Spain for 333 years? Yes, and that is why you will notice that Philippines has several Spanish words in the Philippine language. In fact, the Spanish language was the second language of the Philippines for several centuries, until the Americans came along.
This and many for information will be shared on our "Discover Philippines" campaign, so keep visiting our website and our social media, soon you will fall in love with Philippines all over again! We will continue to circulate these FREE pamphlets to further the education and knowledge of our beautiful country, the Philippines!
ACADEMIC AND CULTURAL PROGRAMS & EVENTS
Take a Look at our Programs & Projects
hese are just some of our activities and programs that we have held to whet one’s appetite:
Pista Sa Nayon - a cultural festival depicting Filipino tradition of celebrating fiestas
Cultural Dance Troupe - Fil-Am members and professional dancers have taught cultural dance lessons to children, adults and seniors. They danced Philippines popular cultural dances such as Tinikling, Jota Manilena and Pandanggo sa Ilaw
"Pagsinta - Story of Juan Tamad" - is a full production of an infamous character in Philippine folkloric satire.
Centennial Celebration - a 2-hour narrative production of songs and dances presenting Philippines’ 100 years of history.
"Kultura Pilipinas" - full length presentation of the origin of Filipino dances through song and dance.
"Mga Kwento ni Lola Basyang (The Stories of Grandma Basyang)" - a production of the popular short stories about heroism, folktales, mystical characters like the Enchanted Hunchback and the little girl destined to be a princess, written by Severino Reyes, and told by Lola Basyang.
"Hiyas ng Lahi" - a production of the Philippine legends, movers and shakers who secured a spot for the Philippines globally.
Movie Night - of movies showing our country’s geography, history and heroes
"Noche Buena at Pasko" - a mini production showcasing the traditional way Filipino families celebrate Christmas in the Philippines
Balagtasan - a Filipino form of melodic and rhythmic debate.
These are just few of the events we have held in promoting our Philippine heritage. If you would like to be engaged with our Filipino culture, please go to our Join Us page, you can sign up to volunteer, participate or attend any of our upcoming events or visit our latest news & events. You can also private message us on our Facebook Page FilAm Associatin of SCV, Inc or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further inquires.