Philippine-American Association of Madison & Neighboring Areas

News

  • Saturday, March 31, 2018 7:13 PM | Marechiel Santos-Lang (Administrator)
    The Consulate General of the Philippines in Chicago is pleased to announce that registration for the 12th Ambassador Tour is now open.  The tour invites participants who seek to reconnect to their Filipino roots through an experiential, fun-filled, travel adventure in various parts of the Philippines.  This year’s tour will run from July 9-15, 2018 with Manila, Cebu and Bohol as destinations.  Read more



  • Saturday, March 31, 2018 7:13 PM | Marechiel Santos-Lang (Administrator)
    Bring the whole family to this much-loved summer gathering for the Fil-Am community in the greater Madison and neighboring towns: PAMANA Sama-Sama III Summer picnic on Saturday, July 21, 2018. Enjoy delicious Filipino food, bingo games, exciting prizes, and live music featuring a high energy All-Filipino band. There’s a kids playground, hiking trails, a volleyball court and horseshoe pits.  Please RSVP so we can gauge how much food to prepare.  RSVP here See photos of the summer picnic last year.


  • Saturday, March 31, 2018 7:11 PM | Marechiel Santos-Lang (Administrator)
    The Cultural Education Committee is working on the following activities and is seeking volunteers.



    Filipino Workshop/ Language and Culture Workshop. The committee is looking for at least 4 Tagalog speakers who are willing to help run the activities and one volunteer who can sing and play the guitar to teach the kids Tagalog songs like " Bahay Kubo" , "Leron, Leron Sinta”.  We also would like to have the volunteers before the start of the event to help plan and set the date for the workshop.









    Filipino Cooking Demo. Be watching for more announcement in May. The committee has the venue locked in but we are still looking for volunteer chefs/ PAMANA members who are willing to do the actual cooking.


    In coordination with the UW Filipino American Student Organization (FASO) stay tuned
    for the College and Career Forum sometime in April.


    In February, the Cultural Education committee hosted a very well-attended PAMANA Kapihan: Our Migration Story where FilAms shared unique stories that brought
    nostalgia and lots of laughter. See photos.


    For questions or to volunteer, contact CulturalEducation Committee co-chairs, Jenny Ybanez or Lynelle Harrison.


  • Saturday, March 31, 2018 7:09 PM | Marechiel Santos-Lang (Administrator)

    On Saturday, March 24, 2018, PAMANA president Marechiel Santos-Lang together with her husband Chris Santos-Lang met  newly appointed  Consul General of Chicago Gina A. Jamoralin, Deputy Consul General Romulo Israel, Jr., Philippine Cultural & Civic Center Foundation (PCCCF) executive director Gerry Ramos, PCCCF activities director Jojo Agoncillo Ramos, and Filipino American Association of Wisconsin (FAAWIS) president Mila Michaels during the Consulate General of the Philippines - Chicago Consular Outreach in Wisconsin held at the Philippine Civic Cultural Civic Center in Milwaukee. Santos-Lang helped welcome Consul Jamoralin and discussed strengthening collaboration between the institutions:  Consulate, Philippine Cultural & Civic Center and FAAWIS

  • Saturday, March 31, 2018 7:09 PM | Marechiel Santos-Lang (Administrator)

    Do you have a flare for writing? Do you consider posting information on a website or social media a fun and helpful thing to do?  Do you like to promote events, share information and news about Filipinos, preserve Filipino culture and traditions, and build Filipino pride?  If you answered Yes to these questions, you are the person we’re looking for! Share your talents with PAMANA. Volunteer to join our pool of Fil-Am creative talents as web and social media writers and administrators. Contact Marechiel Santos-Lang to find out more and if you’re interested.

  • Saturday, March 31, 2018 7:08 PM | Marechiel Santos-Lang (Administrator)

    Do you like planning special events? Are you the type of person who keeps a To-Do list? Is the comment “You are so organized” a phrase you hear  friends and family say about you?  Do you revel in people having fun and making connections at parties you put together?  Do you enjoy being a host and making guests feel welcome?  If you found yourself making head nods to these questions, we’d like to invite you to be a part of our meeting planning team.  PAMANA endeavors to plan events at various times of the year to introduce new connections, deepen friendships, build camaraderie and engage more Fil-Ams to family-like gatherings and social outings.   Contact Marechiel Santos-Lang  to have a chat about sharing your skills.

  • Saturday, March 31, 2018 7:07 PM | Marechiel Santos-Lang (Administrator)

    The term of the board of directors begins every August 1st.  Are you interested to serve on the board and help lead the organization towards advancing its mission? Do you have the time, passion for Fil-Am interests, want to be involved in advancing the Filipino culture and spirit?   Do you want to champion and be a part of these committees:  Communications & Membership, Scholarship, Community Outreach, Social Services, Cultural Education, Special Events Ad Hoc?  Each committee sets  its meeting calendar through-out the year, the board meets in person 2 to 3 times a year and interact regularly over email, conference or video calls.  Leadership volunteering can take under 2 hours a month to 10 hours on busier event months.  Contact pamana.madison@gmail.com and ask for a board member to contact you to learn more.

  • Tuesday, December 05, 2017 9:36 PM | Marechiel Santos-Lang (Administrator)

    For only $3/ticket, you get a chance to win fabulous raffle prizes! 

    Samsung 40-inch Smart TV Retail Value $399 

    Samsonite 2-pc Luggage Set Retail Value $350 

    National Geographic Top 12 Wines of the World Retail Value $195 

    Fitbit Charge with additional Band Retail Value $149.99 Oxo 12 pc. 

    Food Containers Retail Value $79 

    Balikbayan Shipment to the Philippines (3 winners) Retail Value $100/shipment 

    Purse Love by Syvelle Made in the Philippines Retail Value $30-$40/purse 

    Philippine-branded and Asian produce Grocery Pack from Om World Market Retail Value $100 ($75 of grocery items and $25 Gift Certificate) 

    High Fashion Bags & Purses ~ Aldo, Kate Spade, Coach, Michael Kors, Dooney Burke Retail Value $50-$110 Author-autographed Sari-Sari Storybooks. Retail Value: Priceless! Calvin Klein Plush Scarf Retail Value $44 

    Fat Cat 727 Soft Tip Electronic Dartboard Retail Value $50 Gel Fiber Down Alternative HypoAllergenic Pillow. Retail Value $89.99 

    Dress by The Limited. Tulip style, rush orange. Size 2 Retail Value $109.95

    Special thanks to our donors: Gonzales Family, Shirley Thompson, Ruchelle Elliott & William Elliott, Marechiel Santos-Lang & Chris Santos-Lang, Om World Market Sun Prairie, Bobby Pagas Star Djmusic, Noli Ybanez & Jenny Dungca-Ybanez, Myra Normington. 

    Raffle Ticket Prices $3/ticket; $10/4 tickets; $20/10 tickets 

    Raffle Time: Sat. Dec 16, 8:45PM-9:00PM. 

    You must be present to win! RSVP to attend Paskong Pinoy 2017

    www.pamanamadison.org/events

  • Monday, October 30, 2017 8:17 PM | Marechiel Santos-Lang (Administrator)

    PAMANA invites Fil-Ams and Filipino-loving friends and supporters to Paskong Pinoy 2017, a Filipino-American Christmas Holiday Party on Saturday, December 16, 5pm at the Turner Hall, 3001 S Stoughton Rd, Madison, WI

    Bring a family favorite dish to share for this Potluck Party. Enjoy the Christmas party showcasing Filipino culture, music and hospitality. 

    Featured highlights include:
    Fil-Am Talents Extravaganza
    Auction/Raffle
    Christmas Carols Singing
    DJ Music
    Dance 
    Family Fun
    Bingo Icebreaker. Win Prizes!
    Gifts from Ninong & Ninang
    Filipino Food

    Venue rental, decorations and event planning logistical costs is upwards $2,500. 
    Suggested admission donation: $5/individual or $10/family.
    If you have items of value you'd like to donate to the auction, we welcome it! 
    Help us augment the event expenses by making a generous tax-deductible donation at $100 or $200 level. 

    Got talent? We're looking for performers (solo, duo or group) and dancers. Message us or email us at pamana.madison@gmail.com. 

  • Saturday, October 14, 2017 2:09 PM | PAMANA Madison (Administrator)

    Coming to Madison, Wisconsin!

    Join the Philippine-American Association of Madison & Neighboring Areas (PAMANA) and Sari-Sari Storybooks for a reading of three new Filipino picture books by Christina Buhain Newhard, Fil-Am author-publisher. We'll have a book sale, author signing, and refreshments.

    Come and visit the Philippines for an evening through storytelling!

    Sari-Sari Storybooks celebrates the quirky magic of Filipino stories by publishing picture books in Philippine languages. These beautifully illustrated stories are written for ages 5-8 years old, are bilingual in English, and come with a glossary and discussion questions. Brought to you by PAMANA and distributor Arkipelago Bookstore, we’re bringing these first three stories to Madison, Wisconsin.

    "Melo the Umang-Boy” (An Ivatan tale )

    "Kalipay and the Tiniest Tiktik" (A Cebuano tale)

    "Amina and the City of Flowers" (A Chavacano tale)

    Special thanks to the Gonzales Family for sponsoring the book launch, Ms. Beth Reyes for co-reading and the Wisconsin Women of Color, Inc. for hosting Christina.

    Read Press Release.


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