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Philippine Center Update
2014 has been a hectic and successful year for the Philippine Center. The Center has been the venue for happy occasions like the 85th birthday anniversary of the PCCCF Honorary Trustee Norma C Clemente, retirement party for Zen Edralin, FMC Nursing Director, and the PNAWI Spooktacular Fest and memorials celebrating the 40th day death anniversary of Dr. Ramon Agor, a valued and loved physician volunteer at the Philippine Center Free Medical Clinic (FMC) and the death of Grady de La Cruz.
UPAAW highlighted their 40th Anniversary at the Philippine Center with a cultural exhibit and a symposium on Jose Rizal presented by Philippine Deputy Consul General Romulo Victor Israel Jr. Dignitaries UP President Alfredo Pascual and wife Carmen visited the Philippine Center and received the additional PCCCF donation for the UP Tacloban students affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
The most memorable and historical event for the Philippine Center happened on September 27, 2014 when the Philippine Flag was officially raised with the American Flag with full military honors by the American Legion Post 416, in front of the Philippine Center, signifying the partnership between the Philippine Cultural and Civic Center Foundation (PCCCF) and the Milwaukee County Parks Department (MCPD). (Visit our website at www.philippinecenter.com for videos and pictures of this historical event.)
Special thanks go to the Officers and Board Members of the PCCCF, the Munting Tinig Choir and members of our Filipino Community and supporters who participated in this memorable and historic celebration. Let us all be proud.
Save the Date: The 9th PCCCF Elieser B. Suson Memorial Golf Tournament
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 of the 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. 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 programs such as the Free Medical Clinic, Health Fair, Children’s Workshop and Literacy.
Consulate on Wheels at the Philippine Center
Philippine Consul General Generoso D.G. Calonge
Typhoon Haiyan Victims Relief and Rehabilitation
The PCCCF continues to thank the community for its support to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Donations are still welcome.
Our sincere gratitude go to Renee and Don Mondano (Cebu Coordination & Medical Mission) and to BelindaTenorio and her children (Tacloban Church Fund Raising & Coordination).
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By Heidi M. Pascual
Philippine Center Activities
by Jojo Ramos, 2014 PCCCF Activity Director
PCCCF MUNTING TINIG CHILDREN'S CHOIR
COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS As the Philippine Center has earned its place and name in the community, so has our responsibility to be more responsive towards the larger part of the society. This became possible through a Literacy grant from the Forest Co. Potawatomi Foundation and from The New Threads of Hope. This year’s projects are:
Literacy Program/Children's Workshop
New books are distributed and continuously given away for free at the PCCCF library, at Children's workshops, Literacy Outreach programs at FAAWIS picnic -Wirth Park, PCCCF Health Fair, Pediatric/Medical Clinics, Gwen Jackson Elementary School, All Nations Bible Church and Greendale K5 class
Clothing Distribution Coordinators: Jojo Agoncillo Ramos; Dr. Letty Cueto;Bob Prill
Cooking Classes handled by Dr. Henry Ravelo and Dr. Letty Cueto in 2014 will be continued by Dr. Letty Cueto in 2015.
Filipino Movie Night coordinated by Jake and Zen Edralin.
2015 Tagalog Classes taught by Jojo Agoncillo Ramos
And as we go forward, I relinquished the position of PCCCF Activities Director to concentrate on directing Special Projects and to herald in the next generation of leaders!
2015 PCCCF Activities Director will be Joyce Coury and Public Relations Officer will be Cream Pepito. Visit www.philippinecenter.com for the full schedule of activities.