PCCCF

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Mark Your Calendars:

Children's Workshop and
Munting Tinig Choir

Director: Jojo Agoncillo Ramos

Philippine Center Munting Tinig Choir Dr. Violeta A. Singson,
Founding Manager
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Tagalog Language Class at the Philippine Center

Saturday Sessions (5 x 1.5 hr)
Feb. 21, 28, Mar 7,14, 21
1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Please email or phone in confirm participation to : Jojo Ramos
diwa@wi.rr.com
( 414) 423 0901

Check Full PCCCF Programs HERE>>

For Typhoon Relief Donations:
(tax deductible)

Please make checks payable to the Philippine Cultural & Civic Center Foundation
and note
Typhoon Yolanda Relief Fund

and mail to:
Typhoon Yolanda Relief Fund Philippine Cultural & Civic Center 535 N 27th St., Milwaukee, WI 53208

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PCCCF Mission Statement

As citizens of this community, we have partaken of its material and spiritual wealth. Through its benevolence, we have shared with its greatness and now enjoy a way of life that allows us to help alleviate the sufferings of this largely impoverished and troubled world. Therefore, we, Filipino-Americans and our friends of this community, have established the Philippine Cultural and Civic Center Foundation Inc. Through this foundation, which aims to construct a building to house some activities of the community, we hope to bring to the American consciousness the richness of our background, as well as the significance of our contributions to this country. In addition, we also aim to provide services of a civic nature which would, otherwise, be difficult, or too costly , for some people to obtain. And, above all, it is our fervent hope that through this foundation we will help raise generations of citizens who will continue to contribute to the greatness of America and help mold its moral conscience.

UPAAW website: http://www.upaaw.org

 

(Click the picture for the YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK)

Philippine Cultural and

Civic Center at Zablocki

Park - Flag Raising

Ceremony

September 27, 2014

Flag Raising Ceremony Gallery>>

We would like to express our gratitude to all the Officers, Board and Ex-officio Members of the PCCCF and members of our Filipino-American community who participated in this September 27, 2014 historical flag raising event. Let it will always be remembered  that on this day, the Philippine flag was officially raised at the premises of the Philippine Center.

The presence of Philippine Vice Consul Ricarte Abejuela III,  City of Greenfield Mayor Mike Neitzke, County Supervisor John Weishan Jr., Milwaukee County Parks Director John Dargle, Executive Director Kaye Garcia from Forest Co. Potawatomi Foundation, Former Vice President Jim Marks of Greater Milwaukee Foundation and presently United Way, Consultant and Linda McFerrin, Vice President of United Way validated the positive impact that the Filipinos have contributed to Milwaukee County.

Please take note that our special guests commented that our Philippine Center is a place of Giving. Milwaukee County Executive Director Chris Abele honored the PCCCF thru Parks Director John Dargle with a Certificate of Appreciation  highlighting our partnership and our programs such as the Free Medical Clinic, Children's Workshop, Literacy Programs (computer, cooking, etc).

Attached are 2 youtube hyperlinks, for you and the others who were not able to make it, to watch this momentous event. Our Philippine flag was raised beside the American flag with full military honors, provided by the American Legion Post 416.  Double click one of the links and watch in theater mode (full screen seems not to work) for a bigger screen.

Watch:
1.      As members of the PCCCF Board and officers with representatives from the Milwaukee County of City of Greenfield watch and display the U.S. and the Philippine flags as a sign of cooperation and partnership.
2.      As the US flag is raised by Milwaukee Parks Director John Dargle while the PCCCF Munting Tinig Children's choir sing the Star Spangled Banner
3.      As the Philippine Flag is raised by PCCCF Executive Director Gerry Ramos while the PCCCF Munting Tinig Children's choir sing the Lupang Hinirang
4.      As the American Legion Post 416 provide military honors and a 21 gun salute (3 shots - seven rifles)
5.      And a surprise and unexpected appearance of a little boy saluting the flag with the American Legion and then giving a salute as the rifle team marches out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr-j66bd2_o

Please share this video to your friends and family, constituents and other contact. Let us all be proud of this accomplishment, the first in the U.S.

Thank you.

Gerry Ramos
Executive Director
Philippine Cultural and Civic Center Foundation
535 N 27th St., Milwaukee WI 53208
(414) 704-4663
gerryramos@philippinecenter.com

 

A DREAM COME TRUE
FOR FILIPINOS IN
WISCONSIN

By Heidi M. Pascual
Asian Wisconszine
November 2014 issue


IT IS NOT TOO LATE

TO DONATE!!!

THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO IMPACT OTHERS THROUGH YOUR 2014 YEAR END TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION TO PCCCF INITIATIVES: PCCCF PCCCF FREE MEDICAL CLINIC PCCCF PHILIPPINE TYPHOON FUND PCCCF MUNTING TINIG CHILDREN'S CHOIR PCCCF CHILDREN'S LITERACY PROGRAM

PLEASE MAIL YOUR CHECK TO:

535 N. 27TH STREET
MILWAUKEE, WI 53208

FOR ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL

GERRY RAMOS
414-704-4663
[CB] 414-704-4663

 

Philippine Center Update

July 2014
By: Gerry Ramos, AIA visit www.philippinecenter.com
Executive Director

The Philippine Cultural and Civic Center Foundation (PCCCF) Board and Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund Major Contributors, represented by Dr. Ric & Mrs. Carol Sinense, Atty. Raphael Ramos from Quarles Brady, Drs. Max and Letty Cueto, Fred Astaire Dance Forward fundraiser organizers Dr. Fe Visaya, Dr. Oscar & Mrs. Becky Toledo, were given a first hand video report by Jo Ann P. Kyle, managing director of ABS CBN Sagip Kapamilya, on the $30,000 contributed by the PCCCF towards rehabilitation and medical assistance for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Updates were given on the usage of funds and the progress of their ongoing relief and rehabilitation efforts prior to the PCCCF Board Meeting last July 30, 2014 at the Philippine Center.

Renee Mondano, with husband Don, were designated by the PCCCF to hand deliver the donations to the Don Bosco Salesian Fathers and the Asilo de la Milagrosa Orphanage in Cebu City, Philippines. Renee's report went as follows:
To date a total of $ 17,500 was disbursed by the PCCCF to the Don Bosco Salesian Fathers. The initial $7,000 was used to construct houses for 11 families and a chapel in the hard-to-reach mountain area of La Paz, Bogo, Cebu. Due to the inaccessibility of its location and its lower population, this area was left unreached by the government and other relief operations.

Part of the PCCCF donations were used to build storm shelter housing in Candahug, Palo, Leyte as part of the Don Bosco Adopt and Rebuild a Community Project. Storm shelters were constructed inside each house to protect the inhabitants during catastrophic typhoons. The storm shelters were built with reinforced concrete walls and roof deck to withstand high winds. The roof deck was set at a height where people can stay and be safe during surge flooding.

In addition to the $3,500 of the PCCCF donation to Don Bosco for medicines, vaccines, medical supplies and equipment, the Pelayo-Mondano family contributed funds to supplement other requirements used during the PCCCF Cares/ Mondano-Pelayo Medical Mission to Polambato, Bogo City, Cebu
last June, 2014.
PCCCF also donated $2,500 to the Asilo de la Milagrosa Orphanage which now cares for and harbors displaced and orphaned children from Tacloban due to the Typhoon Haiyan. This month, the amount of $1000 was transmitted by PCCCF to Hospicio de San Jose to assist in the purchase of bancas for typhoon Haiyan affected fishermen in Iloilo.