Philippine-American Association of Madison & Neighboring Areas

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, December 07, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Madison Turners, 3001 S Stoughton Rd, Madison WI 53716
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    PAMANA Paskong Pinoy 2019


    ***Registration opens November 1st, 2019 for members.

    ***Registration opens November 11th, 2019 for non-members/public.

    Not a member?  Sign up to be a member.  
    You can sign up to be a member and then register for the Paskong Pinoy 2019 event before Nov. 10th to get the membership pricing and benefits!


    Check your membership.  Scroll through your name or type your last name on the search bar of the online member directory on our website. If your name appears, that means your membership is current. Try it.


    We welcome you to the largest gathering of Filipinos in the Madison, Wisconsin area as PAMANA celebrates Paskong Pinoy 2019 on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 5:00pm at Turner Hall, 3001 S Stoughton Rd, Madison, WI 53716.

    The event will start promptly at 5pm. Doors will open at 4:15pm.
    The attire is semi- formal.

    New this year: The PAMANA Board has approved to charge admission to guests attending the PAMANA Paskong Pinoy.

    • $10 for members (family or individuals)
    • $15 for non-members (family or individuals)
    *This is not a per person charge, unless you are coming as an individual.

    **The admission fee is not refundable but transferable to another registration type

    A “family” is considered as spouses or partners and their children under 18. Two adults living in the same household attending with or without children under 18 are considered in the Family rate. If there is a third adult (18 and older) joining your group, that third person will need to pay the Individual rate.

    PAMANA is happy to organize this event, provide a venue for the party, lechon and entertainment for all guests. However, due to the rising cost of the venue and other related expenses to host the event, and for the very first time in PAMANA history, we have to charge a small admission fee to our guests.

    All members and guests MUST register and pay online BEFORE  attending the PAMANA Paskong Pinoy 2019 - No walk-insThe capacity of the venue and our event is 268 seats!  We want everyone to have a seat; this is why everyone must register and pay online before the party on PAMANA’s website. 

    • Click HERE to register for the event. Registrations are valid only if paid at the time of registering and payment must be made online via credit card. Registrations will not be accepted and will be automatically cancelled if payment is not made immediately online at the time of registration.

    • PAMANA members will have the benefit of registering early from November 1st - 10th.  Members who register during this time will have their choice of seats (the night of the event) in a preferred seating area at the event (this is not reserved seating). Each member will also get two tickets for a chance to win fun door prizes. Members can register after Nov. 10th but please note that registration is open to the public on Nov. 11th and we may sell out.  *Families/Individuals must be members at the time of registration and event. Please make sure your membership is current.

    • Starting Nov. 11th, registration will be open to the public/non-members until we reach capacity.  Once we reach capacity, registration will be closed. Each non-member will get one free ticket for a chance to win door prizes.

    • Due to the limited seating, no walk-ins allowed the night of the event 

    • Not a member?  Sign up to become a member. Click here.

    You can sign up to be a member and then register for the Paskong Pinoy 2019 event before Nov. 10th to get the membership pricing and benefits.

    By registering for the event, attendees agree to the Terms & Conditions of the Event Participation Agreement and Release and Waiver of Liability (“Release”) and the Video/Photograph Release Click here for the full Release &  Waiver.

    Potluck: Let’s all be in the spirit of the giving season and bring delicious food to share (as in the past).  Everyone is requested to bring a favorite dish to share for servings of at least 30.  The food committee requests that you put your food contribution in a 9”x 13” tin foil container to make it easier to place on chafing warmers. Thank you!

    On the online RSVP form, you will be asked to identify the type of food you're bringing. Please think about this before you sign up. The different potluck food categories are the following:

    1. Rice/grains/potatoes/pasta/noodle
    2. Main dish/Entree (ulam)
    3. Soup dish (Ex. nilaga, tinola, sinigang)
    4. Salads (Including salad greens, pasta salad or potato-based salad)
    5. Fresh cut-up fruits & vegetables
    6. Appetizers
    7. Dessert/Kakanin


      Lechon: PAMANA is pleased to provide Lechon (roasted suckling pig) and sawsawan (sauce).

      Thank you to our lechon sponsors Jun & Allen Gonzales.



      Door Prizes: All guests will receive a free ticket (members will receive two tickets each) to be entered to win fun door prizes!  You must be present to win. Winners will be announced throughout the evening (all winners announced by 9:00pm).


      Silent Auction: PAMANA will be hosting a Silent Auction. We have over 30 items that will be up for bid! There is something for everyone, kids and adults! The Silent Auction items would make great gifts for yourself and everyone on your list!! Bid high and bid often. The Silent Auction will close at 9:00pm and winners will be announced shortly after. A list and pictures of the Silent Auction items will be posted here by Nov. 20th. If you would like to donate silent auction items or gift baskets, please contact PAMANA president Lynelle Harrison.

      Monetary donations still accepted: Although we are not seeking sponsors for the Paskong Pinoy 2019, anyone can still make a monetary donation of any amount, small or large, to PAMANA! Your donation may be tax deductible. We appreciate event donations whether you're planning to attend the party or not. To donate online, click here. Please type "Paskong Pinoy 2019" on your donation designation note.  You can also mail a check to PAMANA. PO Box 5013 Madison, WI, 53705-0013. Please write "Paskong Pinoy 2019" on the memo line. Thank you for your generosity.

      No raffle: PAMANA can no longer host a raffle during the event, due to not having a raffle license.  This results in the loss of revenue.  

      Check-In Process: Please check in at the registration table when you arrive at the party.  All guests should have registered on PAMANA’s website prior to the event. Due to limited seating capacity, no walk-ins allowed.

      • Check-in will be in three groups:

        • Last Name A-J

        • Last Name L-R

        • Last Name S-Z

      • All guests will receive their name place cards at check-in, along with door prize tickets and other pertinent information.  Place cards will be used to save your seats at a table. You cannot save a seat for other families coming at a later time; only your place card and your immediate family’s place card will save your seat.

      • Members will have preferred seating at the RED tables, up front and closer to the dance floor.

      • Non-members will be seated at the BLUE tables.


        Ninong & Ninang: “Mano po, ninong, mano po, ninang.”  Sounds familiar? You will hear a lot of this phrase as Christmas is fast approaching in the Philippines where kids grab their Ninong or Ninang’s hand and place it on their forehead as a sign of respect. Ninong or Ninang, means godparents in Filipino. In the Philippines, part of a ninong (godfather) or ninang (godmother)’s job is to give gifts to their godchildren during Christmas. It is one of the practices during Christmas where children come to their godparents’ house for pamamasko (a Christmas tradition).  This year we are honored to have Bruce & Gie Best as our Paskong Pinoy 2019 Ninong and Ninang.



        Children’s Gift Giving: Our Ninong and Ninang are proud to present gifts to children. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are encouraged to bring a secret gift for their child/children. The event room maybe somewhat darkened for a party atmosphere so, please write your child’s name legibly and conspicuously on the gift. Writing using a fine point Sharpie on a white gift tag taped securely is recommended. When you arrive at the venue, place your secret gift discreetly by the Christmas tree. The gift giving will take place around 5:45pm by the Christmas tree.



        Karaoke: New this year!  Did you ever want to sing in front of a crowd but never had the opportunity?  Now’s your chance! Indicate on the registration form that you want to sing and note the song of your choice so that our DJ will have it ready.  Looking forward to hear some talented singers. This is available to kids and adults. Please note that not all who sign up to sing will be chosen to sing. We will randomly choose names out of all the interested people at the beginning of the party.  If chosen, we will call you up to the DJ booth and let you know when it will be your turn to sing. We will have karaoke singers during the dinner service and the program.

        Program: A more detailed program will be posted here by Nov. 20th. Please check back then.

        Throughout the year, PAMANA hosts many FREE (or reduced cost) events to our registered members and community.  Our volunteer Board and Committee members work extremely hard to provide a variety of events for everyone, from young children to adults.  Not only do our volunteers donate their time, but all donate financially as well.


        Volunteer:  Volunteers help provide a welcoming atmosphere and ensure the event runs smoothly.  If you would like to serve as a volunteer at the party, please contact PAMANA president Lynelle Harrison to find out volunteering spots. Volunteers will receive a complimentary admission. A comp code will be provided to the volunteer. Family members of the volunteer who are also volunteering will get their own complimentary admission. Non-volunteering family members of the volunteer however, will need to pay the admission fee.

        THANK YOU to all the volunteers who helped put this event together! 

        Click HERE to register for the event.

        Please contact PAMANA President Lynelle Harrison if you have any questions.

        • Sunday, February 02, 2020
        • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

        This activity is organized by the Membership Committee.

        • Taglamig -Winter Session:  Sunday, February 02, 2020, 2-4PM
        • Tagsibol - Spring Session:  Saturday, April 18, 2020, 2-4PM

        More info coming soon.

        Questions? Contact PAMANA

        • Sunday, February 23, 2020
        • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
        • Pasture & Plenty Restaurant, 2433 University Ave, Madison, WI 53726 --- Tickets available now!


        Filipino Foods & Flavors

        Sunday, February 23, 2020
        1:00pm - 3:00pm

        Pasture and Plenty Restaurant
        2433 University Ave, Madison, WI 53726


        In the Filipino culture, food and hospitality go hand in hand. Home-made dishes are lovingly prepared and served family-style at every occasion.


        Come and learn from the chefs of the Philippine-American Association of Madison &
        Neighboring Areas (PAMANA)! They will demonstrate how to prepare Lumpia Shanghai, Chicken Adobo, and Pancit Noodles.  You will also enjoy a variety of Filipino snacks and desserts.

        Kain na! Let's eat!

        Your ticket includes a meal of appetizers, the three classic Filipino dishes, desserts, drinks, snacks, and a special souvenir from the Philippines.

        Tickets are now available on the Pasture and Plenty website.  Click HERE for tickets.

        Tickets are $65 per person plus taxes/fees.  

        You can purchase one or more tickets. With the season of giving here, you have the option to get event gift certificates to gift to family and friends.


        Only 50 tickets are available for this event!  Get your tickets now because it'll sell out fast. This event is open to the public.


        This activity is a fundraising project of PAMANA's Cultural Education Committee.


        For questions, contact PAMANA


        Image by Jenine Ybanez.

        • Saturday, April 18, 2020
        • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

        This activity is organized by the Membership Committee.

        • Taglamig -Winter Session:  Sunday, February 02, 2020, 2-4PM
        • Tagsibol - Spring Session:  Saturday, April 18, 2020, 2-4PM

        More info coming soon.

        Questions? Contact PAMANA


        • Saturday, May 02, 2020
        • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

        In celebration of women!

        This event is organized by the Membership Committee

        More info coming soon.

        For questions, contact PAMANA


        • Saturday, June 13, 2020
        • 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
        • Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center, 1 John Nolen Dr, Madison, WI 53703

        More info coming soon.

        For questions, contact PAMANA


        • Saturday, June 27, 2020
        • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • Carandale Fruit Farm, 1046 Tipperary Rd, Oregon, WI 53575

        This activity is organized by the Membership Committee.

        More info coming soon.

        For questions, contact PAMANA

      Past events

      Sunday, November 17, 2019 Cultural Workshop for Kids & Teens Fall Session
      Friday, November 15, 2019 PAMANA Meet Up~ Milwaukee Sama Sama Project + Ukulenny
      Saturday, October 26, 2019 PAMANA Halloween Party ~ Party Like a MonSTAR
      Sunday, October 13, 2019 PAMANA Kapihan: Migration Story Workshop for Board & Committee Members, Spouses & Partners
      Sunday, September 29, 2019 Kamayan ~ A Filipino Culinary Experience presented by World of Beer
      Sunday, September 22, 2019 PAMANA Family Fall Outing 2019
      Sunday, September 15, 2019 PAMANA Football Frenzy Fundraiser
      Sunday, September 08, 2019 Ironman WI PAMANA Volunteering - Sept. 8 2019
      Friday, September 06, 2019 PAMANA Meet Up: Pops Fernandez & Martin Nievera Concert
      Monday, August 12, 2019 CANCELLED ~ PAMANA Meet Up: Dairy Farm Tour & Ice Cream Social
      Saturday, August 10, 2019 Filipino Culinary Tasting Experience
      Saturday, July 27, 2019 PAMANA Sama Sama Summer Picnic 2019
      Saturday, June 29, 2019 PAMANA Meet Up - Strawberry Picking
      Saturday, June 08, 2019 Madison Half-Ironman PAMANA Volunteering 2019
      Friday, May 24, 2019 Brat Fest PAMANA Volunteering 2019
      Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Fundraiser at Chipotle
      Saturday, April 06, 2019 PAMANA Kapihan Series #2: Our Love Story
      Sunday, March 31, 2019 PAMANA Co-Sponsorship of UW FASO Philippine Culture Night 2019
      Sunday, February 24, 2019 PAMANA Kantahang Pambata
      Saturday, February 09, 2019 PAMANA Winter Wellness Zumba
      Saturday, January 12, 2019 PAMANA Pinoy Cooking Class
      Saturday, December 01, 2018 PAMANA Paskong Pinoy Celebration 2018
      Sunday, October 28, 2018 PAMANA Family Fall Outing at Enchanted Valley Acres
      Saturday, October 27, 2018 PAMANA Halloween Party 2018 for Scholarship
      Saturday, September 22, 2018 PAMANA Fall Day Trip to Oshkosh
      Sunday, September 09, 2018 Ironman Wisconsin 2018 PAMANA Volunteering
      Saturday, July 21, 2018 PAMANA Sama-Sama III Summer Picnic
      Saturday, June 09, 2018 Madison Half Ironman PAMANA Volunteering
      Monday, May 28, 2018 PAMANA Bratfest 2018 Volunteering
      Saturday, March 17, 2018 Fil-Am St. Patrick's Day Karaoke with PAMANA friends
      Sunday, February 11, 2018 PAMANA Kapihan - Our Migration Story
      Saturday, January 27, 2018 Second Harvest Food Bank Volunteering with PAMANA Friends
      Saturday, January 06, 2018 Kids Karaoke with Fil-Am Families
      Saturday, December 16, 2017 Paskong Pinoy 2017 - A Filipino-American Christmas Holiday Party
      Friday, November 10, 2017 Madison Launch: Multilingual Filipino Picture Books from Sari-Sari Storybooks
      Saturday, October 21, 2017 Filipino American Community Halloween Party 2017
      Saturday, September 09, 2017 Let's Zumba with Fe - Session 6
      Saturday, August 26, 2017 Let's Zumba with Fe - Session 5
      Saturday, August 12, 2017 Let's Zumba with Fe - Session 4
      Saturday, July 22, 2017 Let's Zumba with Fe - Session 3
      Saturday, July 08, 2017 Let's Zumba with Fe - Session 2
      Saturday, June 24, 2017 Let's Zumba with Fe - All 6 Sessions Package
      Saturday, June 24, 2017 Let's Zumba with Fe - Session 1
      Saturday, December 10, 2016 Himig ng Pasko Tawag ng Pagkakaisa (PAMANA Holiday & Unity Celebration)
      Saturday, October 29, 2016 PAMANA 2016 Halloween Party
      Saturday, July 30, 2016 Second Harvest Volunteering
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