House of PH in San Diego’s Balboa Park opens
SAN DIEGO, California – The Filipino American community in San Diego held a grand opening ceremony of the “House of the Philippines” at Balboa Park Oct. 1, 2021.
The House of Philippines officially joins 32 other cultural cottages in Balboa Park housing cultural artifacts from various countries.
The City of San Diego donated the land for the House but the Filipino American community shouldered the construction costs.
The cultural cottages are administered by the House of Pacific Relations, a community organization that promotes goodwill and understanding through educational and cultural programs.
Consul General Edgar B. Badajos from the Los Angeles consulate joined thanked the City of San Diego for its support and commended
He likewise commended House of the Philippines Board members and donors for helping build the cultural cottage
Also in attendance during the event were San Diego Council President Pro Tem Stephen Whitburn, Councilmember Chris Cate of District 13, Philippine Honorary Consul in San Diego Atty. Audie De Castro, leaders of various Filipino community organizations and Fil-Am entrepreneurs in San Diego.