For Typhoon Relief Donations:
(tax deductible)

Please make checks payable to the Philippine Cultural & Civic Center Foundation
and note
Typhoon Yolanda Relief Fund

and mail to:
Typhoon Yolanda Relief Fund Philippine Cultural & Civic Center 535 N 27th St., Milwaukee, WI 53208

Mark Your Calendars:

Children's Workshop and
Munting Tinig Choir

Director: Jojo Agoncillo Ramos

Philippine Center Munting Tinig Choir Dr. Violeta A. Singson,
Founding Manager
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Filipino Movie Nights:
6:15 P.M.
3rd Friday of Every Month in 2014
starting January 17, 2014
Cooking Classes:
10:00 A.M.,
3rd Saturday of Every Month in 2014
starting February 15, 2014.
$5.00 fee per session for materials
and supplies
Tagalog Classes:
$30.00 class registration fee per student

Check Full PCCCF Programs HERE>>








PCCCF Mission Statement

As citizens of this community, we have partaken of its material and spiritual wealth. Through its benevolence, we have shared with its greatness and now enjoy a way of life that allows us to help alleviate the sufferings of this largely impoverished and troubled world. Therefore, we, Filipino-Americans and our friends of this community, have established the Philippine Cultural and Civic Center Foundation Inc. Through this foundation, which aims to construct a building to house some activities of the community, we hope to bring to the American consciousness the richness of our background, as well as the significance of our contributions to this country. In addition, we also aim to provide services of a civic nature which would, otherwise, be difficult, or too costly , for some people to obtain. And, above all, it is our fervent hope that through this foundation we will help raise generations of citizens who will continue to contribute to the greatness of America and help mold its moral conscience.

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Philippine Center Update

April 2014

We would like to thank all the individuals and organizations who responded to the Philippine Cultural and Civic Center Foundation (PCCCF) continuing fund raising drive for the Typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines last November.

We are so proud to announce that the latest contributions came from students who claimed that "even students who barely have enough still contributed to this great cause".

Bayanihan Team of Carroll University gave $ 1,650
(Sybelle Gesman, May Thao, Tony Morales, Corl Ervin)

Bayanihan Team of Carroll University hands over the check for $1,650 to Jojo Ramos of the PCCCF.

Penny Drive from students of Maple Dale School - $ 1,200

School District of New Berlin $ 583
(Hannah T. Kinzer)

ITT Technical Institute, Indiana $ 140
(Lauren Weingart)

The PCCCF Typhoon Relief & Rehabilitation Fund Drive received around $75,000 to date. A spreadsheet of all donations and disbursements are kept and open for anybody to see upon request.

Disbursements of the relief and rehabilitation funds are as follows:
ABS CBN Foundation $30,000

Sagip Kapamilya Salesian Brothers of Don Bosco $8,000
(For Cebu, Leyte and Samar victims rehabilitation and free clinic medication and vaccines)

Department of Education & Culture, RP $7,000
(to support affected teachers)

RMMF (Shipment of hospital equipment and supplies $6,000 to Tacloban)

UP Foundation ( to support displaced $2,500 UP Tacloban Students)

Asilo de Milagrosa (Orphanage caring for $1,650 displaced Tacloban children- donation from Carroll University)

Asilo de San Jose (Livelihood support –Bancas) $1,000

Tacloban Church (Rehabilitation) $1,000

Remaining and to be received Typhoon Haiyan Funds are dedicated to rehabilitation projects and will be disbursed to deserving projects upon receipt of progress reports.

To save and ensure receipt and follow up on use of funds by the dedicated recipient/victims and projects, involved fund raising persons who have confirmed Philippine travel and hotel accommodations for their visits/reunions were requested to bring the check donations at no cost to PCCCF: (Tes Rivera for DEC, Gerry & Jojo Ramos for Sagip Kapamilya and the Salesian Brothers of Don Bosco, Renee Mondano for the 2nd donation to Don Bosco for medicine and vaccines).

The Philippine Center and its Free Medical Clinic

The Philippine center and it's free medical clinic continues to be a strong presence at the Zablocki Park in Greenfield.

The free clinic is open every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Since we started in 2000, the number of FMC patients continue to grow. Now a total of 3,055 who had been seen 10.822 times. Free medical services have amounted to $2,060,831 to date including medication and laboratory services which were calculated and added only starting in 2010.

Free Clinic patients waiting for the Free Clinic to open.

GRANTS: We just received a grant from the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation for $36,000: $20,000 for the Free Clinic, $10,000 for the Children's Workshop and Literacy Program and $6,000 for the Health Fair, and a grant commitment from the Catholic Community Foundation of $10,000 for the Free Clinic.





The Birth of the Philippine

Center Children's Literacy


PCCCF Activity Director Jojo Ramos' vision of a Children's Literacy Program received a big boost when Forest County Potawatomi Foundation gave their stamp of approval and awarded a grant of $10,000 to jumpstart the program.
Last year, through the help of Potawatomi's Executive Director Kaye Garcia, Jojo was able to forge a connection with the New Threads of Hope (TNTH), who donated 405 Disney books towards the Philippine Center Children's Literacy Program (PCLP) that were amongst the other books distributed during the March 22, 2014 Children's Workshop at the Philippine Center.

The goal of the Philippine Center Literacy Program is to get the children from toddlers to teens to own a book, read a book, and participate in the book exchange program and ultimately get into book review and discussion.  

To make the event more fun, a high school student, Hanna Kinzer and her mom, Anne, volunteered and made cut outs of "The Frozen" Disney characters which set the tone for the afternoon. Raphael Ramos, Carisse Ramos and Evie Morris volunteered to be Prince Hans, Queen Elsa and Belle. They together with parents assisted and read for the younger participants. Free Clinic Director Dr. Violeta Singson, who is also the Munting Tinig Choir founder took charge of announcing and advertising that afternoon's event. She also provided the snacks and treats. The Munting Tinig Choir led in the singing portion of the afternoon.

Cooperation and teamwork from Gerry Ramos, Mareta Prill, Manika Clemente, Amy Schemenauer, Elsa Clemente, Anne Le Fort, Maria Salomon Yumang, Cream Pepito Sommer, Linda Ramos and Nellie Varilla whose granddaughter (Lydia Weaver) awed the audience with her hula hoop skills, made the children's workshop and literacy program a tremendous success. 

Look forward to the Philippine Center Literacy Program book distribution events during the : Faawis Picnic on June 14, 2014, Health Fair on August 23, 2014. Other dates to be announced later.

More PCCCF Giving & Other Activities

The PCCCF also received donations of clothes and shoes from New Threads of Hope which were distributed during the free clinic by Gerry & Jojo Ramos, Dr. Letty Cueto, Mareta & Bob Prill . Some were given to street people Leftovers will be handed out during the Health Fair on August 23. 2014.

Cooking lessons provided by Dr. Henry Ravelo and Dr. Letty Cueto are ongoing. Watch out for the summer schedule.

The yearly Lenten PABASA Chanting of the Passions of Christ led by Tessie Abraham and Roger Mendoza was held from 1:30 PM Holy Thursday to 7 AM Good Friday. At the start of the Pabasa, a spiritual and inspirational talk was provided for by Sr. Erlinda Primo of the Schoenstatt Sisters.

Other PCCCF activities such as Movie Nights held by Zen & Jake Edralin , Yoga by Cream Pepito Sommer, Tai Chi by Carisse Ramos, Tagalog Lessons by Jojo Ramos are on spring break.

Visit www.philippinecenter.com for schedule of activities.


Memorial Mass and Novena for
Dr. Ramon Agor

A celebratory mass in memory of Dr. Ramon Agor, who passed away last May 14, 2014, was held at the Philippine Center on May 18, 2014. A large number of his dear family and friends also held a novena from May 14 to May 22, 2014 at the Philippine Center.

Dr. Ramon Agor was a member of the Board of Directors of the Philippine Center Free Medical Clinic and a volunteer doctor who provided medical services to the uninsured and underinsured in our Philippine Center Free Medical Clinic since it started in 2000.

Dr. Ramon Agor will surely be missed, let us keep him and his family in our thoughts and prayers.