Archived News and Announcements

  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017 6:46 PM | Anonymous

    The PAMANA Scholarship Committee brings to the Fil-Am community and its supporters "A Party for Higher Education" - a Filipino American Community Halloween Party on Saturday, October 21, 8PM-midnight at the World of Beer, 8225 Greenway Boulevard, Middleton, WI 53562

    Halloween Party Highlights:

    Zumba Instructor Gio Guzman and All Night DJ Club Dance Music

    Win Best inn Costume Contest (Singles & Couples)

    Enjoy Lechon (Crispy roasted pig)

    Take home auction items, gift certificates & raffle prizes

    World of Beer will offer San Miguel Beer, Red Horse and shots of Emperadors

    REGISTRATION: $10 per person at the door or online. For every $50 donation entitles you to two(2) FREE entrance tickets.

    Donations & proceeds will benefit the PAMANA Scholarship Fund.

    To register online, go to: http:// events

  • Saturday, April 22, 2017 10:41 PM | Anonymous

    Let's Zumba with Fe!

    PAMANA is pleased to offer summer fun and fitness with six bi-weekly sessions of Zumba taught by the fabulous Fe Cruz Semira!

    The class meet Saturdays, 1:30-2:30PM at the West side of Madison in the Dance Life & Fitness Studio 6725 Seybold Road. (Close to Woodman's) on June 24, July 8, July 22, August 12, August 26 and September 9.

    At the culmination of the final session on September 9, participants are welcome to join in a Potluck get-together to celebrate a summer of health, wellness, friendship and memories.

    Registration is $5 per person per session. Save $5.00 when you purchase the 6-Session package for $25. Donations at the class is welcome. Donations will benefit PAMANA's various membership and community projects.

    Register to participate in the June 24, July 8, July 22, Aug 12, Aug 26 or Sept 9 classes. Or sign up for the six-session package.

    For questions email

  • Saturday, April 22, 2017 10:34 PM | Anonymous

    PAMANA invites it's members and friends to volunteer during Bratfest 2017 -- the World Largest Brat Fest. Proceeds of the volunteering benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank

    The volunteering opportunity is on Sunday, May 27, 9:30AM-1:00PM serving as Bag Openers. In this role volunteers will help open bags so brat runners can put brats in bags easily for customers.  This volunteering job is a sit-down job for ages 14 and older.

    Register to volunteer.  

    For questions, contact Joseph "Bong" Barut at

  • Saturday, March 11, 2017 11:13 PM | Anonymous

    Over a dozen PAMANA members represented the Filipino community in celebrating International Women's Day on Saturday, March 11 held at the Sons of Norway Idum Lodge 74 on Winnebago Street, Madison.  Organized by the Zonta Club of Madison and co-sponsored by the African Women of Madison, the event featured inspiring speakers that celebrated the achievements of women in the community and who shared updates on women's health, human trafficking and violence against women issues.  The group enjoyed an ethnic group potluck, cultural music and dancing.  

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:44 PM | Anonymous

    PAMANA is overwhelmed with the fantastic response of the Lea Salonga premier seating fundraising ticket sales. We sold out! 

    One hundred and nine PAMANA members and their families will come to enjoy the Broadway superstar and Disney icon's concert on Sunday, April 30 at the UW Memorial Union. 

    We thank our members and friends for supporting us in this endeavor.  

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2017 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    This communication was sent to all PAMANA Members and friends who reserved Lea Salonga Concert Tickets in advance.

    Dear PAMANA Members and Friends,


    You requested PAMANA to reserve you seats at the Lea Salonga concert scheduled on Sunday, April 30, 2017, 7:30PM at the UW-Madison Memorial Union, Shannon Hall.


    The profits from your ticket purchase will help fund PAMANA initiatives. Thank YOU for your continuing support.


    The PAMANA board members worked with the UW-Madison Ticket Office to block off premium seats for PAMANA. These premium seats have been taken out of the ticket inventory and are not available to the public. The premium seats are at eye level to the performance stage, guaranteed for best acoustics and can only be purchased through PAMANA.


    The total PAMANA seats reserved are 108 seats which are composed of the following and noted on the attached seat layout diagram:

    a.      Lower Balcony center section - Rows B to H, seats 1-12

    b.      Upper Balcony center section -  Row J. seats 1-12

    c.      Orchestra Level center section – Row P, seats 1-10


    The ticket prices are $60.00 for adults and $35.00 for youth, age 6 to 18.  Only two (2) youth tickets are allowed for every adult ticket.   (Note:  If you purchase directly online, the total cost including handling fee amounts to approximately $64.00 for an adult ticket.)


    To meet PAMANA’s contractual obligations with the UW-Madison, PAMANA must receive your check payment and a completed copy of the attached ticket purchase form on or before Wednesday, February 15, 2017 There will be no extensions for advance reserved tickets.  Unpaid reserved tickets will be offered to the general PAMANA members and friends beginning Thursday, February 16, 2017.


    Your check, payable to PAMANA, and completed ticket purchase form must be received on or before February 15, 2017.


    Mail to:


                   Attn: Lea Salonga Concert
                   P.O. Box 5013
                   Madison, WI  53705-0013


    Seating assignment will be grouped together and on a first come, first served basis following the receipt of your check payment and the completed ticket purchase form by Wednesday, February 15, 2017.


    Upon processing of your payment and ticket purchase form, you will receive an acknowledgment email. It is very important that your email address is legibly printed in all capital letters on the ticket purchase form.


    Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations before March 1, 2017 will be subject to a $25.00 service fee. Cancellations after March 1, 2017 will not be refunded.


    Ticket Pick-Up

    Purchased tickets must be picked up at the “Will Call” window of the UW-Madison Union Theater beginning Monday, March 27, 2017 and up to the day of the concert. Please indicate on the ticket purchase form the designated person who will pick up your ticket(s). That person must present a photo I.D on the day of ticket pick up.


    If you have questions, please contact Jun Gonzales at (608) 729-0638 or via email at


    Again, thank YOU for your support of this PAMANA fundraiser.  


    Mabuhay at maraming salamat po!


    PAMANA Executive Board


  • Monday, January 23, 2017 7:30 PM | Anonymous

    To all PAMANA members and friends,

    Is your child graduating this spring and bound for college? You may be interested to apply for the PAMANA scholarship grant. Deadline for application submission is March 15, 2017. See flyer below for eligibility requirements.  Again, we thank all the donors and sponsors for their contribution to the PAMANA scholarship fund.

    Check the PAMANA Scholarship Fund details.

  • Tuesday, November 29, 2016 11:57 AM | Anonymous

    Are you planning to attend the PAMANA Holiday Party on Saturday, December 10, 2016, 4PM-10PM?

    To help make the party run smoothly, we need volunteers!  Would you consider volunteering your time to help bring about a memorable and fun get-together?

    We're using (an online Sign-up and reminder tool) to organize our Holiday Party Volunteering SignUps.

    Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

    1) Click this link to see our SignUp on

    2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

    3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on

    Feel free to sign up one or more spots and Invite/Share the link to friends and family. 

    Thank you for your consideration.

    We hope to see many of you on Saturday, December 104-10PM!

  • Monday, November 28, 2016 5:21 PM | Anonymous

    Himig ng Pasko Tawag ng Pagkakaisa

    (PAMANA Holiday & Unity Celebration)


    • Potluck buffet:  Please bring a dish, dessert or appetizer to share
    • Lechon -  compliments of World of Beer
    • Raffle Prizes 
    • Auction items for bidding
    • o   32” TV
    • o   Amazon Gift card
    • o   Barefoot Hand Massage gift certificates
    • o   And more items
    • Local talent performances
    • o   Eric Sembrano
    • o   Madison Opera soprano – Anna Polum and Joseph Ross
    • o   Dark Horse Radio,
    • o   PAMANA Carolers
    • DJ Dancing
    • Beer tickets available for purchase at Registration table - $3 per ticket
    •  This venue does not allow carry-in beverages
    • Complimentary soda, water, and coffee will be available
    • Santa will be at the party,  bring a gift with your child’s name on it
    • New spacious venue with plenty of free parking

    Directions to Turner Hall:

    1.       Take Stoughton Road (Hwy. 51) to Pflaum Road

    2.       Turn east onto Pflaum Road (towards the Wendy’s restaurant)

    3.       Immediately after turning, turn right (south) onto the frontage road

    4.       Follow the frontage road south till it ends

    5.       Turner Hall is located at the end of the frontage road on the left side

    6.       Large parking lot is adjacent to the building

     Cost to set up this year’s Christmas party is close to $2,000.  Donations are much appreciated to help defray expenses and are tax deductible.

    Thank you for your support!

  • Friday, October 21, 2016 9:58 PM | Anonymous


    Our Fright Night Filipino Halloween Party is almost here, with the weather looking like in the 50s on Saturday, October 29th! 

     So get ready for a monster mash dance! Celebrate the night with us! Enjoy lechon (roasted pig courtesy of the Munsayacs), drag queen performance by Sasha Christine, a dance number from Fe Semira and her Zumba girls, and all night DJ playing Latin and club dance music!  And don’t forget; scare up a fright costumes are a must on this night! 

     We have times for raffle and surprise prizes for the following costume categories listed below.


    When:              October 29 – Saturday


    Where:             World of Beer

                            8225 Greenway Blvd

                            Middleton WI


    Time:               Starts at 7:30 pm and ends at 2 am

                            Event is suggested for adults only

    • $5 entrance fee
    • Surprise local talent performances
    • Free lechon for appetizers
    • San Miguel beer will be available for purchase
    • Cash bar is also available
    • Prizes for the following categories
    • o   Most original
    • o   Hottest
    • o   Scariest
    • o   Most creative
    • o   Couples costume
    • You can purchase raffle tickets for great prices – 6 tickets for $5





Philippine-American Association of Madison and Neighboring Areas, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.

P.O. Box 5013

Madison WI 53705-0013

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