Category: Philippine Performing Arts Company, Inc.

ppac-logoThe Philippine Performing Arts Company, Inc. was established and incorporated as not-for-profit, publicly supported, tax-exempt organization on August 21, 1991. Its primary mission is to present Philippine culture through dance, music, costume and art. Recognition and visibility of this beautiful and exotic heritage through public cultural performances have helped strengthen the coalition and solidarity of Filipino-Americans and bolster national pride in the City of Tampa.

ppac-dancesThe company is under the direction of Joey Omila, a former member of the world-renowned Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company. He is the choreographer, artistic director as well as props and costume designer of the company.

Members of PPAC have performed throughout the US, including states such as Florida, Georgia, Texas and Washington, DC, since 1987. The company has performed in major productions at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center in 1993, 1996, 1998 and 1999, “All American Picnic” at the Kennedy Space Center, “Sayaw-Pilipino” at the University of Texas, “A Salute to the Philippine Centennial” at the Broward County Convention Center, “Festival of Asia” in Miami and others. PPAC was also a three time champion at the Valdosta International Folk Fair Dance Competition in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

In 2009, the company was invited to become a member of the International Organization of Folk Art World (IOV) as well as the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts (CIOFF) which has given the company a unique opportunity to perform abroad. The company recently performed at the Carrasauga International Folk Festival in Missisagua, Ontario, Canada.

PPAC survives through the generous donations from private sectors and honoraria from its performances.

For more information, visit the PPAC website at www.ppacflorida.org


Miss/Mrs. PhilFest 2016

The Philippine Cultural Foundation, Inc. is proud to announce the candidates for PhilFest 2016’s Miss/Mrs. PhilFest Competition

Bamboo and Strings 2015

Bamboo and Strings 2015

The Philippine Cultural Foundation, Inc. presents “Bamboo and Strings 2015” featuring the Musikong Kawayan Bamboo Ensemble on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 2:00PM at the Bayanihan Arts and Events Center located at 14301 Nine Eagles Drive, Tampa, FL 33626.

PPAC at Billingham

We Did It!

After more than nine months of hectic rehearsals and sacrifices from our social life, we did it! Billingham here we come! What was only a plan nine months ago is now a reality all because of your hard work.

Tampa Bay International Curry Festival 2015

PCFI Co-hosts Tampa Bay International Curry Festival VIP Reception

On Friday, September 18th, 2015, the “TAMPA BAY INTERNATIONAL CURRY FESTIVAL” VIP Reception will take place at the Bayanihan Arts and Events Center with more than 300 people expected for this cocktail reception from...

Estillo Filipino 2015

Estillo Filipino 2015: Philippine Style Fashion Show

They’re back! Philippines’ top designers Richard Papa, Edgar San Diego and Edgar Madamba are coming back to Tampa with “Estillo Filipino 2015” showcasing their haute couture fashions and spectacular Philippine Terno’s to be modeled by selected ladies of the Philippine Cultural Foundation, Inc.’s Ladies of the Sampaguita Committee, Miss Fil-Am Florida beauties and winners, members of the Philippine Performing Arts Company, Inc. and other local guest models.

Help Us Win a $20,000 Office Technology Makeover

Milner, a business to business office solutions company, is giving away technology makeover grants to two 501c3 in the Tampa Bay area.
To win, we need your vote! Click the vote button to cast your vote for the PHILIPPINE CULTURAL FOUNDATION, INC. every day between Feb 16-28, 2015.

Sto. Nino Celebration in Tampa, FL 2015

Here are photos taken at the Sto. Nino Celebrations held at St. Paul’s Church in Tampa, Florida on January 18, 2015. PCFI’s Philippine Performing Arts Company, Philippine Choral Group and Musikong Kawayan Bamboo Ensemble participated in this event.

Photos from Songs, Bamboo Music and Dances

“November 13, 2014: The Philippine Cultural Foundation, Inc. presented PPAC, Philippine Choral Group and Musikong Kawayan Bamboo Ensemble in a cultural presentation for more than 600 school children from Hillsborough County through the support...

Photos from Bamboo and Strings

Many thanks to all who came to watch “Bamboo and Strings” at the Bayanihan Arts and Events Center on Sunday, October 5, 2014! The concert, presented by the Musikong Kawayan Bamboo Ensemble, was attended by several hundred guests from the Tampa Basy Area. It also featured Bayside String Quartet composed of violinists Sandy and Elizabeth Kitts, violist Sam Headlee and cellist Rebecca Bialosky with bassist John DiMura and pianist Robert Jarosh. The Philippine Performing Arts Company and the Philippine Choral Group also rendered a few numbers.

PPAC and Musikong Kawayan Participate at Experience Asia 2014

The Philippine Performing Arts Company, Inc. and the Musikong Kawayan Bamboo Ensemble successfully presented Philippine dances and music at the recent “Experience Asia” 10th Asian Festival at the Bloxham and Lewis Parks in downtown Tallahassee on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

Pasko 2014 : Philippine Christmas in Tampa, Florida

Bring your family and friends to a traditional Philippine Christmas as the Philippine Cultural Foundation, Inc. in cooperation with the Philippine Nurses Association, Gulf Coast Chapter bring you “PASKO 2014” at the Bayanihan Arts and Events Center on Sunday, December 21, 2014 from 12:00 Noon to 6:00 PM!

Bamboo and Strings 2014

The Philippine Cultural Foundation, Inc. is once again proud to present the Musikong Kawayan Bamboo Ensemble in a concert entitled “Bamboo and Strings 2014” on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 3:00PM at the Bayanihan Arts and Events Center.