PH agencies donate Filipino books to D.C. Area Fil-Am culture school
 
 
 
 
 
 

PH agencies donate Filipino books to D.C. Area Fil-Am culture school

/ 11:19 AM October 06, 2022
Fred Michael “Moks” Laureles (left) of Mabuhay Inc. receives a donation of Filipino books from the Philippine Embassy through Deputy Chief of Mission Jaime Ramon T. Ascalon, Jr. (right). CONTRIBUTED

Fred Michael “Moks” Laureles (left) of Mabuhay Inc. receives a donation of Filipino books from the Philippine Embassy through Deputy Chief of Mission Jaime Ramon T. Ascalon, Jr. (right). CONTRIBUTED

WASHINGTON D.C. – Sentro Rizal of the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. and other Philippine government offices donated Filipino cultural books to Mabuhay Inc. to supplement the Mabuhay Inc. Culture School (MICS) program and kick-start the October celebrations of Filipino American History Month.

The donated books from the Embassy, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and Office of the Agricultural Counsellor are Ayoko Po Sana; Teacher’s Guide:  Module for K-12; and The New Filipino Kitchen, respectively. Ambassador Jose Manuel Romualdez thanked the books’ donors.

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MICS, a flagship project of Mabuhay Inc., is a cultural and educational enrichment program for children ages 4-16 years old. An Open House event will be held on Oct. 8 from 1-3 p.m. ET, at Holy Family Church in Maryland. The full 2022 MICS schedule will run every Saturday from Oct. 8, 2022 to May 20, 2023.

Mabuhay Inc., established in 1985, provides support for Filipino Americans who have shared concerns about assimilation into the American mainstream, interracial marriages, raising biracial children, and maintaining ties with the Philippines.

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MICS aims to teach students about the common bonds of history, geography, and culture between the Philippines and the United States of America. Its overall mission “Harmony in Diversity” fosters a better understanding of American and Filipino cultures.

To learn more about Mabuhay Inc. and MICS, visit https://mabuhayinc-md.org/ and https://mabuhayinc-md.org/mabuhay-inc-culture-school/ 

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