PCCCF


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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Philippine Center Free Medical Clinic (FMC)
(414) 342-1400
Medical Director:
Violeta A. Singson, MD
Clinic Administrator:
Linda Ramos
Nursing Director:
Zen Edralin, RN
Volunteer Coordinator:
Mareta Prill

The Free Clinic is normally open
2
nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Since 2000, the number of FMC patients have grown to 3,256 who had been seen 12,159 times. Free medical services by volunteer physicians headed by Dr. Violeta Singson, have to date amounted to $2,352,666 including medication and laboratory services calculated from 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.

UPAAW website: http://www.upaaw.org

 

January 2015

Philippine Center Update

2014 has been a hectic and successful year for the Philippine Center. The Center has been the venue for happy occasions like the 85th birthday anniversary of the PCCCF Honorary Trustee Norma C Clemente, retirement party for Zen Edralin, FMC Nursing Director, and the PNAWI Spooktacular Fest and memorials celebrating the 40th day death anniversary of Dr. Ramon Agor, a valued and loved physician volunteer at the Philippine Center Free Medical Clinic (FMC) and the death of Grady de La Cruz.

UPAAW highlighted their 40th Anniversary at the Philippine Center with a cultural exhibit and a symposium on Jose Rizal presented by Philippine Deputy Consul General Romulo Victor Israel Jr. Dignitaries UP President Alfredo Pascual and wife Carmen visited the Philippine Center and received the additional PCCCF donation for the UP Tacloban students affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

The most memorable and historical event for the Philippine Center happened on September 27, 2014 when the Philippine Flag was officially raised with the American Flag with full military honors by the American Legion Post 416, in front of the Philippine Center, signifying the partnership between the Philippine Cultural and Civic Center Foundation (PCCCF) and the Milwaukee County Parks Department (MCPD). (Visit our website at www.philippinecenter.com for videos and pictures of this historical event.)

Special thanks go to the Officers and Board Members of the PCCCF, the Munting Tinig Choir and members of our Filipino Community and supporters who participated in this memorable and historic celebration. Let us all be proud.

Save the Date: The 9th PCCCF Elieser B. Suson Memorial Golf Tournament
will be held on Sunday, August 30, 2015, at the Ironwood Golf Course.

The presence of Philippine Vice Consul Ricarte Abejuela III, City of Greenfield Mayor Mike Neitzke, County Supervisor John Weishan Jr., Milwaukee County Parks Director John Dargle, Executive Director Kaye Garcia of the Forest Co., Potawatomi Foundation, Former Vice President Jim Marks of Greater Milwaukee Foundation and presently United Way Consultant and Linda McFerrin, Vice President of United Way validated the positive impact that the Filipinos have contributed to Milwaukee County. Our special guests commented that our Philippine Center is a Place of Giving. Milwaukee County Executive Director Chris Abele honored the PCCCF thru Parks Director John Dargle, with a Certificate of Appreciation, highlighting our partnership and programs such as the Free Medical Clinic, Health Fair, Children’s Workshop and Literacy.

Consulate on Wheels at the Philippine Center
The Philippine Consulate in Chicago led by Consul General Generoso D.G. Calonge came last November 15, 2014 and provided consular services. Applicants saved the trip to Chicago and had their applications for dual citizenship, passport and visa, birth and marriage registration, and voters registration for the May 2016 Philippine Presidential election processed. They were also able to have their documents officially notarized.

Philippine Consul General Generoso D.G. Calonge
with Gerry and Jojo Ramos and the
Siy family who availed of the Consulate on Wheels services

Typhoon Haiyan Victims Relief and Rehabilitation

The PCCCF continues to thank the community for its support to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Donations are still welcome.

Our sincere gratitude go to Renee and Don Mondano (Cebu Coordination & Medical Mission) and to BelindaTenorio and her children (Tacloban Church Fund Raising & Coordination).

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A DREAM COME TRUE
FOR FILIPINOS IN
WISCONSIN

By Heidi M. Pascual
Asian Wisconszine
November 2014 issue


IT IS NOT TOO LATE

TO DONATE!!!

THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO IMPACT OTHERS THROUGH YOUR 2014 YEAR END TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION TO PCCCF INITIATIVES: PCCCF PCCCF FREE MEDICAL CLINIC PCCCF PHILIPPINE TYPHOON FUND PCCCF MUNTING TINIG CHILDREN'S CHOIR PCCCF CHILDREN'S LITERACY PROGRAM

PLEASE MAIL YOUR CHECK TO:

535 N. 27TH STREET
MILWAUKEE, WI 53208

FOR ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL

GERRY RAMOS
414-704-4663
[CB] 414-704-4663

 

Philippine Center Activities

by Jojo Ramos, 2014 PCCCF Activity Director

PCCCF MUNTING TINIG CHILDREN'S CHOIR
Founder/Manager: Dr. Violeta Singson; Choir Director Jojo Agoncillo Ramos
New and returning members are welcome.
The Philippine Center Munting Tinig Children's Choir is composed of 37 children with ages ranging from 3 to 12 years. In 2014, they were invited to several functions, highlight of which was the Douglas MacArthur Memorial Celebration at the Milwaukee War Memorial. An Award of Appreciation was given to the choir by the Allied Veterans - Veterans Community Relations Team (VCRT). On April 25, 2015, the Munting Tinig Choir will perform at the Society of Women Educators’ State Convention.

 COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS As the Philippine Center has earned its place and name in the community, so has our responsibility to be more responsive towards the larger part of the society. This became possible through a Literacy grant from the Forest Co. Potawatomi Foundation and from The New Threads of Hope. This year’s projects are:

Literacy Program/Children's Workshop
Coordinators: Jojo Agoncillo Ramos; Bob Prill
Encouragements for children to develop reading and learnings skills are done by utilizing visual and auditory aids, learning songs, improvement of motor skills by writing and engaging in kinetic activities doing arts and crafts.

New books are distributed and continuously given away for free at the PCCCF library, at Children's workshops, Literacy Outreach programs at FAAWIS picnic -Wirth Park, PCCCF Health Fair, Pediatric/Medical Clinics, Gwen Jackson Elementary School, All Nations Bible Church and Greendale K5 class

Clothing Distribution Coordinators: Jojo Agoncillo Ramos; Dr. Letty Cueto;Bob Prill
New clothing from The New Threads of Hope were redistributed at the PCCCF Free Clinic, Health Fair, Pediatric /Medical Clinic, All Nations Bible Church, Center for Working Families, and the American Legion Greendale Post 416.

Cooking Classes handled by Dr. Henry Ravelo and Dr. Letty Cueto in 2014 will be continued by Dr. Letty Cueto in 2015.

Filipino Movie Night coordinated by Jake and Zen Edralin.

2015 Tagalog Classes taught by Jojo Agoncillo Ramos
Starting on February 21, through March 21, at the Center from 1:00P.M. to 2:30 P.M. Register via email at diwa@wi.rr.com

And as we go forward, I relinquished the position of PCCCF Activities Director to concentrate on directing Special Projects and to herald in the next generation of leaders!

2015 PCCCF Activities Director will be Joyce Coury and Public Relations Officer will be Cream Pepito. Visit www.philippinecenter.com for the full schedule of activities.