Philippine Culture Night 2022

Philippine Culture Night, or PCN, is known as the culmination of all things FCA. This event combines all the separate aspects of our organization into one large production that is written, directed, and performed by our very own members. Focusing on topics that relate to us as Filipino Americans, this play showcases our experiences through our own personal lenses. With both cultural and modern dance performances weaved in as well, this event truly encapsulates all of the pieces that make up FCA.

We are proud to introduce this years PCN: 

Imong Adlaw, Akong Adlaw
Your Day, My Day
5PM APRIL 9TH, 2022

Reservation is live! To stay updated, keep checking this page and our FAQs down below!

  • PCN will be at on SATURDAY, APRIL 9TH, 2022. 
  • Doors open at 5PM
  • PCN will be in the GRAND BALLROOM, in Adele H. Stamp Student Union
  • Address:

Building Map:

Free parking can be found in Lot 1 or Regents Drive Garage.

Info for paid parking next to Stamp can be found here: 

https://stamp.umd.edu/about_us/stamp_directions/parking_information

A KN95 mask (or equivalent) will be required at all times unless actively eating or drinking

For all guests:

In addition to the mask requirement, a negative PCR taken between 4/4 and 4/8 OR a negative rapid test taken between 4/8 – 4/9 is required. (PCR is recommended) 

We also STRONGLY recommend that you submit your Covid Test results beforehand through this google form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12jFsC8OyQ265CLj-lDGrg-VSdmOsVXUBWnqw_cBj2Qo/edit

(If you’re submitting a Rapid test make sure to take the photo next to your phone screen or computer screen that has the date next to it)

Loosely Sunday’s Best:)

Yes! Filipino Cuisine will be catered by James Fiesta Grill

Eboard members will be at the door checking your name and the name the spot is reserved under. 

If multiple spots are reserved under one name –  you will have to show up as a group

You will receive an email with confirmation!

Yes! Follow these steps:

  1. Fill out the form once for each person
  2. Make sure the rest of the information is all correct for the specific person you’re reserving for
  3. Yes, the reservations can all be paid together by you
  4. If you reserve multiple spots under your name, you will still need to submit the corresponding vaccine cards and you will also need to arrive as a group.

We STRONGLY recommend that you submit your Covid Test early to expedite the confirmation process at the door!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12jFsC8OyQ265CLj-lDGrg-VSdmOsVXUBWnqw_cBj2Qo/edit

Questions, Concerns, Comments?

Coming out of quarantine during this weird transition stage, IMONG ADLAW, AKONG ADLAW looks into the beautiful and purposeful mundane story of four college students who share the same class. “IMONG ADLAW, AKONG ADLAW” is visaya for “your day, my day” a homage to the resilience we have to live through the complexities of our days and speaks to the multiplicity of the Filipinx American identity. This year’s PCN strives to learn about how we perceive others and how we practice patience and empathy to understand what they truly feel on the inside. Join us in this year’s PCN to discover the nuances that we miss in the hustle of everyday movement and find meaning in the little things!

Looking forward to PCN 2022? Check out the directors of this year’s PCN! These are also all great ways of getting involved in PCN so stay tuned!

Writing Committee

Lei Danielle Escobal (She/Her)

Major: Sociology, American Studies

Why are you here? 

I am so inspired by the words and energy that surrounds me in FCA that I’d like to put power to them! If I can impact just one person with my words, I am fulfilled.

Gaby Lavarias (She/Her)

Major: Bioengineering

Why are you here?

i wanted to do the “write” thing 🤪 and also provide general body with the pcn magic i experienced back when i was a freshman!

Cultural Dance

Raymart Tuazon (He/Him)

Major: Computer Science

Why are you here?

I’ve done cultural dances when I was young and found them to be absolutely cool. I wanted to bring that to everyone here and show everyone how much fun we can have dancing—and hopefully grow a new appreciation for this art!

Modern Dance

Sequoia Smallwood (She/Her)

Major: Journalism

Why are you here?

PCN is an opportunity for me to work alongside others members and create performances that showcase the talents of our FCA family ❤

Joanna Song (She/Her)

Major: Information Science

Why are you here?

Dance is fun and fca goes hard for the vibes. A yummy time!

FCArts

Catherine Chua (She/Her)

Major: Public Health Science

Why are you here?

I wanted to be more involved in FCA and help create a space for all the talent in this org to shine!

Emily Pan (She/Her)

Major: Theatre

Why are you here? 

I like art and connecting people and FCArts is a great way to connect people through art and through PCN:)

Casey Taira (She/Her)

Major: Studio Art

Why are you here?

There’s so much talent in FCA! I wanted to help make a space for people to grow and showcase their creativity:)

FCArts Mezzos Director:

Matt Alamon (He/Him)

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Why are you here?

Music is a huge part of my life, and so is FCA! I wanted to give back to the org that further inspired my interests and passions:)