Latest Event Updates
The Filipino Chinese Heritage and Cultural Society, Inc. elected a new set of officers, namely:
President – Peter Tiu Lavina
Vice President – So Peng Kee
Secretary – Edgar L. Te
Treasurer – Amado So
Auditor – Allan Basarte
Legal Counsel – Peter Nugas, Jr.
April 30 – May 2 – Goodwill visit of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Naval Task Force 150 at Sasa Wharf, Davao City
May 3 – General Assembly Meeting of the Filipino Chinese Heritage and Cultural Society, Inc. in Davao City
May 14-15 – One Belt One Road Leaders Summit in Beijing, China
May 16 – Meeting between FCHCSI and China Peace and Development Society Headquarters in Beijing, China
The Filipino Chinese Heritage and Cultural Society, Inc. joins the City Government of Davao and the Philippine Navy in welcoming the goodwill visit of China’s People’s Liberation Army Naval Task Group 150 to the City of Davao.
The 3-vessel 4-day port call at Sasa Wharf augurs well to the promotion of friendly ties and cooperation between China and the host Philippines.
FCHCSI sees this visit as an opportunity for the people of Davao to be more aware and appreciate the rich history, heritage and culture of China. At the same, for the PLA Navy to learn of Davao’s peoples, culture and development.
There is mutual benefit for such visits as people-to-people relations are essential in forging much closer ties between countries.
(Photo from China Defense Blog)
The Filipino Chinese Heritage and Cultural Society, Inc. will hold its general assembly meeting on May 3 to elect new officers and plan programs and activities for the rest of the year.
Formed in 2004, FCHCSI pioneered in organizing the first Chinese New Year Festival in Davao City, which is now an annual city-government sponsored event. It aims to promote greater understanding and appreciation of Filipino Chinese heritage and culture and better people-to-people relations between the Philippines and China.
Ancient China has almost perfected pottery-making Chinese craftsmen turned it an art form. Their porcelain was hugely popular when it reached the West starting during the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220) through the “Silk Road” that they were called and known as “china.”
Among the artifacts dug up in Butuan in northern Mindanao were Chinese pottery dating back to the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279).
VISITS TO CHINA BY PHILIPPINE PRESIDENTS:
President Ferdinand E. Marcos: 7 June 1975
President Corazon C. Aquino: 14 April 1988
President Fidel V. Ramos: 25 April 1993
President Joseph E. Estrada: 16 May 2000
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo: 29 October 2001; 1-3 September 2004; 27 October-2 November 2006; 21 April 2007; 5-6 June 2007; 1-2 October 2007; 30 March -1 April 2008,7-10 August 2008; 23-27 October 2008, 8-9 June 2010
President Benigno S. Aquino III, 30 August – 2 September 2011; 9-11 November 2014 (APEC Economic Leaders’ Week)
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, 18-21 October 2016; Scheduled on May 14-15, 2017 (One Belt One Road Leaders Summit)
The logo of FCHCSI made in 2004 depicting a bridge linking the Filipino-Chinese to their heritage and forging good relations between the peoples of the Philippines and China. The earth colors symbolize the roots from their cultural past.