It is the mission of the PAMANA Social Services Committee to provide assistance to any individuals and/or organizations supporting Filipino-Americans or Filipinos for charitable causes.
The Social Services Committee’s charge supports the following PAMANA Mission goals:
Provide aid and assistance to humanitarian projects in the local community
Provide aid and assistance to humanitarian projects in distressed communities in the Philippines
Promote the Filipino culture and value of “Bayanihan”. The Bayanihan (pronounced buy-uh-nee-hun) is a Filipino custom derived from the Filipino word “bayan”, which means nation, town or community. The term bayanihan literally means “being in a bayan”, which refers to the spirit of communal unity, work and cooperation to achieve a particular goal. Bayanihan is a core essence of the Filipino culture. It is described as helping out one’s neighbor as a community, and doing a task together, thus lessening the workload and burden of an individual or family.