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sino ako sa iyo? ACT ONE Prologue: Scene 1: Scene 2: Scene 3: Scene 4: Scene 5: Scene 6: Scene 7:

Presidentʼs Speech MK Choir (Anthems) Drowning Whatʼs Your Tale, Nightingale? Tinikling Rattle Your Cage Get With It! Blit Bʼlaan Cowabunga! Jazzed Bulaklakan Ainʼt That a Bite? Pantomina Fake Out

ACT two Scene 1: Scene 2: Scene 3: Scene 4: Scene 5: Scene 6: Scene 7: Epilogue:


MK Choir Just Peachy Kapagapir Make the Scene Ballangbang Frosted Knowinʼ Donʼt Flip Your Wig Pagdiwata Bogus Have a Blast! MK Modern JK Modern This is Who I Am

Mabuhay to Mga Kapatidʼs 31st Annual Pilipino Culture Night! Since the early 1980s, Pilipino Culture Night has been part of college campuses all over the nation. It has become a big part of every studentʼs life in promoting the rich history and traditions of our Filipino/a/x culture. For 31 years at UC Davis, PCNʼs primary goal has always been to showcase the talent and passion every individual in our FilAm community has to offer while promoting, preserving, and honoring our Filipino/a/x heritage. Up to this day, this same goal stands. Together with all seven of the Fil-Am organizations at UC Davis, PCN serves as a way to express ourselves through dancing, acting and singing, while also teaching others both our culture and current social and political issues. Through our play, we strive to address various issues that affect not only us, individually, but also our FilAm

community as a whole. PCN then provides a safe cultural platform that anyone in our community can utilize. We, PCN Coordinators, are beyond grateful to everyone who has continuously persevered and worked hard in making sure this yearʼs show happened for everyone. Tonight, participants and performers will share a story of their own, in hope of not only finding themselves through it, but also encouraging each audience member to ask themselves, “Who I Am I To You?” On behalf of the whole cast and crew, we proudly present to you Mga Kapatidʼs 31st Annual Pilipino Culture Night: Sino Ako Sa Iyo! In Family, Culture, and Fun, Lindsay Antonio Ashlie Jow Rheanna Ostrea 2017-2018 PCN Coordinators


The PCN Creative Team consists of highly talented PCN members whose creativity helps make this production possible. From backgroups to costumes to the program you are holding right now, these people are responsible for everything you see tonight.

PCN Coordinators Lindsay Antonio Ashlie Jow Rheanna Ostrea Scriptwriter/Director Mona Mesa Stage Manager/Props Art Director Kristopher Lebantino Media Arts Director Sarah Obrique Sound Technician Tyler Ho Light Technician Elijah Ramirez Makeup Director Katrina Asuncion


Makeup Team Christine Bautista Katherine Nguyen Hair Stylist Christine Calvarez Costume Director Cyrina Avila Music Directors Aryssa Barrio-Cuba Catherine Jovez Rondalla Director Danielle Herrera PCNterns Isabelle Asistin Abigael Carde Neil Castro Ynna Lecitona Janelle Salanga

Welcome to Mga Kapatidʼs 31st Annual Pilipino Culture Night! It has been another wonderful year of hard work and dedication to put on a production that continues our long-standing tradition of celebrating our Filipino/a/x culture as well as sharing our experiences as a FilAm community here at the University of California, Davis. Mga Kapatid (MK) was founded during the Civil Rights movement in the fall of 1969 not only as an outlet for FilAm collegiate students to come together and explore the Filipino/a/x culture and their interests, but also to have a safe space to think critically and have lively discussion on political and social issues that affect Filipino Americans. For those who may not know, Mga Kapatid translated from Tagalog means “my brothers and sisters” and since our founding, Mga Kapatid has exalted itself to live up to its translation, to make sure that in our events, we come together through comradery and community. In almost 50 years, Mga Kapatid, along with the rest of the FilAm organizations at the University of California, Davis, has been able to develop into a continuously growing community- a place where students are able to explore different interests, find new passions, and connect with people of all backgrounds.

Pilipino Culture Night (PCN) is a completely student-run production and through our show, we hope to showcase the Filipino culture and honor the history that very well deserves to be known. I find this to be very special because there are not many opportunities where FilAms have a space to come together and put on a show about ourselves and our peopleʼs experiences. You may notice that the theme of community is showcased throughout this play and with this idea, I canʼt help but think about our own FilAm community here at UC Davis. It changes with each passing year, as new leadership takes over and new members join, but the impact and intent always remains the same. Weʼre in a time in our lives where the impact of “community” can go a long way- the experiences that we make & memories weʼll share will impact the rest of our lives. I believe that that is something worth holding on to. Every year, we spend countless hours at lower Wellman learning the dances and immersing ourselves within the production. Through the art of storytelling, we are able to share our personal narratives so that we are able to put out heart on the stage. For participants, whether this is your first PCN, your last or somewhere in between, I hope that you got to learn

and grow from your experience. I hope that you gained a better appreciation of the Filipino/a/x culture and most importantly, I hope that you continue to advocate for our story to be heard. For audience members, whether this is the first PCN you are watching or your thirty first, I encourage you to think deeply about this yearʼs story and how in some way, shape, or form you can relate to it but most importantly, I hope that you gain a better understanding of why we continue to put on this production year after year. Every PCN is different and we would not be able to pull it off if we did not have help from those who came before us- thank you to the alumni for being able to pave the way for us future generations. And we will continue to the same for those who come after us because our stories donʼt end after the show, but instead they will live on forever in our hearts and embedded into future PCNʼs to come. In Family, Culture and Fun, Krystienne Delarosa Mga Kapatid President, 2017-2018


The purpose of this organization shall be to provide personal, social, cultural and academic support, to spread political awareness and consciousness on issues relevant to the Pilipino American community; to support and encourage the purposes and activities of all Filipino/a/x-American organizations and communities at the University of California, Davis; President Krystienne Delarosa Vice President Kimi Villaroman Treasurer Gabriel Cenizal Secretary Katrina Asuncion Academics Chair Samantha Boyles


to enhance appreciation for Pilipino culture and heritage; to promote appreciation for, and develop the significance of the Pilipino community in the University of California, Davis and in todayĘźs society; and to always aspire to maintain an organizational atmosphere that lives up to our name, Mga Kapatid.

Big Sib/Little Sib Coordinators Bill Pansacola Elijah Ramirez

PCN Coordinators Ashlie Jow Lindsay Antonio Rheanna Ostrea

Cultural/API Chair Leigh Bagood

Sports Coordinator Ethan Espina

MK Choir Representative Catherine Jovez

Trips Coordinator Sabrina Gomez

Publications Laurence Paulite Sarah Obrique

MK Interns Philip Garcia Kaeli Tapnio

The period between the 1920s to 1960s gets recognized as

learning about the hxstory there myself. However, I hope

the golden age of the Hollywood film industry. As LA grew

this play challenges you to discover your roots and the

in business, so did the number of jobs available for Filipino

stories of where you come from. They deserve to be

immigrants and Filipino Americans. In 1933, anti-miscege-

honored, but if you donʼt unearth them, who will? Now, the

nation laws allowed Filipinos to marry whites, introducing

characters you will see in the play come from different

American born Filipino children. Not long after, Filipina

backgrounds and encompass different identities. “Sino Ako

women were allowed to legally immigrate to the States and

Sa Iyo” pushes for Filipino/a/x and Fil-Am identified

mainly came between 1946 to 1965. Thus, Filipino

individuals to ask “who am I to you?” to 1) America, and

households were established and 2nd generation

2) their fellow Filipino community members. Our people,

Filipino-Americans became more common. “Sino Ako Sa

our culture, and our work are taken for granted. How

Iyo” is set in the 1950s where all these environmental and

many Filipinos are genuinely celebrated in history? On the

cultural factors come together. By then, a rich community of

other hand, we may all be friends and community

Filipinos and Filipino-Americans flourished with members

members, but do we really know each other? Do we really

deriving from different perspectives and backgrounds.

listen to each other? Do we really understand each other?

Folks were of different ages, islands and generations. They

What does success and happiness mean to you? Do they

set aside their differences and used this space for political

come from the same place? Are they the same thing? “Sino

and cultural solidarity.

Ako Sa Iyo” is a commentary on the themes of community,

This a story compiled from and influenced by the lost

colorism, identity, happiness, the definition of success and

narratives of Filipino/a/x-Americans residing in the

how it all culminates and influences the Filipino diaspora. I

Hollywood and Los Angeles region during the 1950s. The

hope this story challenges you. I hope you think critically. I

plot is fiction yet the setting and certain experiences are

hope you resonate. I hope you are moved. Being script

real. Although it is not directly stated, the characters and

writer and director has been a hard but indescribably

this story take place mainly in what is now known in Los

amazing journey. I cannot wait to share a piece of myself

Angeles as Historic Filipinotown. The Filipino enclaves in

with you.

Los Angeles were and are more dispersed. Los Angeles Filipinoʼs may not know about the rich history that lies bounded by the streets of Hoover, Temple, Beverly, and

Mona Mesa 2018 PCN Scriptwriter/Director

Glendale. As an LA Native, I am still uncovering and


In the late 1950s, both the Hollywood film industry and the Filipino American population in Los Angeles flourished. Although faced with white adversity and discrimination, this did not stop Filipinos from following their dreams and creating a community in the heart of Los Angeles. “Sino Ako Sa Iyo” follows the story of Carlo Balagtas who left the Hawaiian Islands to pursue acting in the land of the stars. When he gets there, he soon


realizes itʼs not easy for a Filipino to make it big. This is proved through the diverse friends he makes with their different perspectives on success. Trying to push the Los Angeles Filipino community into the spotlight, Carlo convinces a studio chief to film Filipino talent at one of the communityʼs dance events. During the planning process, their friendship and motivation is shaken as each individual fights to have their voice heard and a betrayal is unveiled.

Carlo Balagtas Simon Santos

Pia Cortez Keilana Real

Thomas "Tommy" Ramos Paulo Pangilian

Mary Anne Evangelista Sharlene Delos Santos

Adrian Ferdinand Marisol Aaron Palas

Isabel Lansangan Krystienne Delarosa

The backstage crew is responsible for helping the audience feel more immersed in the acting experience! These members set up and clear the stage to make sure that this production runs as smoothly as possible.

Stage Manager Kristopher Lebantino Makeup Team Katrina Asuncion (Director) Christine Bautista Katherine Nguyen Hair Stylist Christine Calvarez Costume Team Cyrina Avila (Director) Franco St. John-Silva

In order to make this show a reality on stage, our light and sound technicians set up light cues and sound clips that capture the essence of this specific time period.

Lighting Team Elijah Ramirez (Director) Ivy Yuson Laurence Paulite Randy Ngo Sound Technician Tyler Ho PCNterns Isabelle Asistin Abigael Carde Neil Castro Ynna Lecitona


The rondalla is the live band that provides the music for PCN. Under the guidance of the American Center of Philippine Arts, students can learn traditional instruments central to Filipino culture, such as the octavina and bandurria and a variety of percussion instruments.

Thank you to Herna Cruz-Louie

from the American Center of Philippine Arts for lending and teaching us how to play these instruments!

DIRECTOR Danielle Herrera


Alexis Magsano Aryssa Barrairo-Cuba Christen Tamisin Danielle Marie Herrera Katrina Ongtengco


Matthew Harris Rigel Laganse Sarah Gapay TJ Velasco

Mga Kapatid Choir, better known as MK Choir, is a branch of Mga Kapatid, the premier Filipinx American student association at the University of California, Davis. The student-run group is a non-audition vocal ensemble composed of current UC Davis students, especially those involved in the Filipinx American community at Davis. Open to anyone with a passion for music and singing, MK Choir is known for singing a cappella pieces of new and old hits, including occasional Tagalog songs.


Aryssa Barrairo-Cuba Catherine Jovez


Andrea Montano Aryssa Barrairo-Cuba Audrey Vergara Catherine Jovez Christen Tamisin Christine Cavarlez Danielle Herrera

Frankie StJohn-Silva Isabelle Asistin Kaela Calaguian Matthew Harris Monique Gonzalez Natalie Ferrer TJ Velasco



gotta clap ‘em all! Tinikling, one of the oldest known dances from the Philippines, originated in the 1500s by farmers in the Visayan Islands of Leyte (central Philippines). The name literally means to perform “tikling-like” in reference to the quick movements of the legendary tikling bird. Weaving between several moving bamboo poles, dancers imitate the gracefulness of the tikling bird as it evades fallen tree branches and traps set by rice farmers. Like other rural or barrio dances, Tinikling is a high spirited dance performed at various events to celebrate Filipinx culture and Filipinx pride. We hope you all enjoy the restaging of this dance performed by our 2018 Tinkling Team.

roster Anne Mancio Dominic Soriano Don Atienza Elijah Ramirez Ira Bangawan Isabelle Asistin Jowi Deguzman Kaela Calaguian


Restaged by Carmina Acebu Gabriel Cenizal

Kimiko Masaki Leigh Bagood Luciel Santos Pauline Baltazar Philip Garcia Raymond Ferrer Samantha Boyles Sarah Obrique

lipad lipad away! Blit Bʼlaan originated from the Bʼlaan people of Davao del Sur. It is a courtship dance of the Bʼlaan, imitating birds during mating season. The females scurry away, burying their heads under their wings, and the males enjoy the chase.

Restaged by TJ Velasco


Andrea Montano Bill Pansacola Catherine Jovez Ethan Espina

Kimi Villaroman Lindsay Antonio Rheanna Ostrea


not your typical flower girls Bulaklakan is an all girls dance, usually performed in May to celebrate “Santa Cruz de Mayo”, which is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. In the dance, each girl holds a garland made of leaves and flowers attached to wire, and the garland is positioned into an arch above the girlʼs head.

Restaged by Lauren Padron


Danielle Vergara Daven Vellido Jacqueline Regan Katrina Perez Kim Somebang Kimberly Figueria Kimiko Masaki


Kristell Ng Kristin Sanchez Krystienne Delarosa Lindsay Antonio Marisa Estipona Maryjo Nuñez Miranda Mangahas

Nicole Uychiat Norielle Rosario Rheanna Ostrea Rigel Laganse Rosally Nuñez Sarah Gapay Sheila Fermin

panto-meme-a Pantomina is a love dance with its movements mimickingthe mating of doves or the “salampati� (Bikol term for dove). As a traditional dance, it is performed as a courtship & wedding dance where the couples dance and express their love for each other. To the music, they sway, displaying their inner passions and imply a rather continued courtship, which eventually ends with them bonding.

Restaged by Dominic Soriano Kimberly Figueria

roster Alexis Magsano Allisha Kojo Angela Devera Bill Pansacola Christian Maxion Danielle Vergara Dave Ivan M. Cruz

Franco St. John-Silva Elijah Ramirez Isabelle Asistin Jed Obra Kathryn Garcia Katrina Orizonte Katrina Perez

Marisa Estipona Neil Castro Patrick Abdon Rutu Vyas Regine Amparo Sarah Obrique Stacy Flores


Bringing fangirling to a whole new level This dance originates from the Maranao people who lived in the Lake Lanao region in Mindanao. Also known as Pagapir, this dance was performed by court members in preparation for important events. The danceʼs name comes from the word ʻapirʼ which means fan. Dancers manipulate their fans with grace and the woman walk using small steps,or ʻkini kini,ʼ which is seen as a sign of good upbringing.

Restaged by TJ Velasco

roster Aleeza Garcia Alice Kuang Andrea Montano Aryssa Barrairo-Cuba Audrey Vergara Catherine Jovez Christen Tamiso


Christine Cavarlez Danielle Herrera Danielle Vergara Daven Vellido Kaela Calaguian Kathleen Ramos Katrina Ontengco

Katrina Perez Kristell Ng Kristin Sanchez Natalie Ferrer Norielle Rosario Regine Amparo Rigel Langanse Sarah Gapay

gong gang

The Cordillera Suite is inspired by different cultural traditions and aspects belonging to the Cordillera region in Northern Luzon. Therefore, the Bontoc War Dance also known as Ballangbang, celebrates a gathering in present times and in the past, it was danced to hype up warriors en route for a headhunt. The dance consists of “gangsa� traditionally played by men, as well as both men and women dancing to the music of the gangsa.

Restaged by Kim Somebang

roster GONGS: Franco St. John-Silva Gabriel Cenizal Jero Real Jed Obra Michael Abala Nicholas Carino

FEMALE DANCERS: Anne Mancio Daven Velcasa Kim Somebang Jacqueline Regan Miranda Mangahas Sabrina Gomez

AXE: Eryn Tolentino


CJ Lorenzo Don Atienza Jake Remolona Jowi Deguzman Koua Vue TJ Velasco

SPEAR: Patrick Abdon



The origin of this dance is from the Tagbanua tribe of Palawan said to be the oldest inhabitants of the island. The Pagdiwata is an annual Thanksgiving festival that occurs during the full moon of December. It is celebrated by the Tagbanu people of Palawan where the people pay their respects to the deities for giving them bountiful harvest & successful hunting trips.The high priestess, known as the Babaylan, leads this ritual, where she serves as the medium between the deities and the people. The deities is also said to give the Babaylan healing powers during the sarungkay, and the sick come gather at this festival/ritual to ask to be restored to health.

Restaged by Kimi Villaroman

roster BABAYLAN: Camille Abutin Lindsay Antonio Melissa De Guzman


HARVESTERS: Alyssa Laxamana Catherine Jovez Kimi Villaroman Kristell Ng Lauren Padron Nicole Uychiat Rheanna Ostrea Sabrina Gomez

TAMIGAN: Bill Pansacola Elijah Ramirez Ethan Espina Gabe Cenizal James Garcia Jowi Deguzman Vince Olanda

RUNSAY: Alexa Fontanilla Daven Velasca Krystienne Delarosa Lauren Velasquez Leigh Bagood Samantha Boyles

BANGLAY: Clarimin Diaz Christian Maxion Jason Low Jed Obra Nick Nguyen

Filipinx-America’s Best Dance Crew


MK Modern began when a group of students, who were involved in Mga Kapatid's Annual Pilipino Culture Night, decided to pursue their passion for modern dance and take it to the next level. Since its humble beginnings, this family that is united through the art of movement has evolved into a prominentdance group at UC Davis that continually offers dancers a place to do what they love. Modern's members come from multi-cultural backgrounds and from many parts of the world, such as Japan, Korea, the Mid-Western United States, Northern California and Southern California. The diversity of its members consistently contributes to their performances and is a true testament to the fluidity of the greater dance community. MK Modern prides itself in orchestrating sets that entertain and electrify the crowds as they continue to give Davis a taste of what's fresh in the international dance community.

Chris Lim, Allie Young, Marky Dimaano

roster Allie Young Allison Liang Amy Ye Araya Garza Ashlie Jow Ben Claire-McKown

Camellia Nosrat Chris Guerrero Chris Lim Christian Lum Christian Trueman Clare Dinh

Darrion Yang Emily Lam Fatima Hariri Jessica Garza Jiwon Choi Jocelyn Chu

Johnathan Chan Kayla Tymous Kunal Kaul Lesly Solano Marky Dimaano Mattie Fritz

Megan Adrias Meghana Vemula Natalie Wong Nghi Nguyen Scout Carlson Vera Huang Victoria Nguyen


So you think you can dance? Hip hop/urban dance started out with people grooving with friends and having fun at parties. As time went on, the view on dancing has shifted and changed in many ways, reading people to shy away and hesitate when it comes to dancing in front of others. But we should never forget how dancing is supposed to be nothing but FUN. It helps us destress, it makes people happy, and it can inspire people in many different ways. So please enjoy this performance, and hopefully it will help remind people the fun that should be had with dancing!

choreographed by Marky Dimaano

roster Angela Rose Devera Alice Kuang Allisha Kojo Alyssa Laxamana Arthur Orola Aryssa Kealohilani


Brandon Ding Cameron Gonzales Christen Tamisin Danielle Herrera Danielle Vergara Darienne Viloria

Dave Ivan Cruz Elyssa Dimaano Frankie St. John-Silva Isabelle Asistin Jennifer Nguyen Jocelyn Chu

Katrina Ongtengco Katrina Orizonte Kristin Sanchez Koua Vue Lauren Padron Maegan Reyna

Marisa Estipona Michael Abala Natalie Arana Ferrer Neil Bryan Castro Stacy Flores Regine Amparo Sheila Mae Fermin


Aaron Palas

Abigael Carde

Aleeza Garcia

Alexis Magsano

Allie Young

Allisha Kojo

Allison Liang

Alyssa Laxamana

Amy Ye

Andrea Montano

Angela Devera

Anne Mancio

Ashlie Jow

Ben Claire-McKown

Bill Pansacola

Araya Garza


Brandon Ding

Camellia Nosrat

Cameron Gonzales

Carmina Acebu

Catherine Jovez

Chris Guerrero

Chris Lim

Christen Tamisin

Christian Lum

Christine Calvarez

Clare Dinh

Danielle Herrera

Danielle Vergara

Darrion Yang

Dave Ivan Cruz

Daven Velcasa



Dominic Soriano

Don Atienza

Emily Lam

Fatima Hariri

Franco St. John-Silva

Gabriel Cenizal

Ira Bangawan

Isabelle Asistin

Jacqueline Regan

Jake Remolona

Jason Low

Jed Obra

Jennifer Nguyen

Jessica Garza

Jiwon Choi

Jocelyn Chu

Johnathan Chan

Jowi Deguzman

Kaela Calaguian

Kathryn Garcia

Katrina Ongtengco

Katrina Orizonte

Katrina Perez

Kayla Tymous

Keilana Real

Kimberly Figueria

Kimiko Misaki

Kim Somebang

Koua Vue

Kristell Ng

Kristin Sanchez

Krystienne Delarosa

Kunal Kaul

Lauren Padron

Leigh Bagood

Lesly Solano

Luciel Santos

Marissa Estipona

Maryjo NuĂąez

Matthew Harris



Megan Adrias

Meghana Vemula

Miranda Mangahas

Mona Mesa

Natalie Wong

Natalie Ferrer

Neil Castro

Nicole Uychiat

Norielle Rosario

Pauline Baltazar

Paulo Pangilinan

Raymond Ferrer

Regine Amparo

Rheanna Ostrea

Rigel Laganse

Rosally NuĂąez

Samantha Boyles

Sarah Gapay

Sarah Obrique

Scout Carlson

Sharlene Delos Santos

Vera Wang

Cast Not Pictured: Alexa Fontanilla Alice Kuang Aryssa Barrairo-Cuba Bianca Cortez Camille Abutin Christian Maxion Christian Trueman CJ Lorenzo Clarimm Diaz Elijah Ramirez Elyssa Dimaano Ethan Espina

Sheila Fermin

Simon Santos

Tyler Ho

Ynna Lecitona

James Garcia Janelle Salanga Katherine Nguyen Kathleen Ramos Katrina Asuncion Kimi Villaroman Kristopher Lebantino Lauren Velasquez Lindsay Antonio Matthew Dimaano Mattie Fritz Melissa De Guzman Michael Abala

Michelle Acoba Nghi Nguyen Nicholas Carino Patrick Abdon Philip Garcia Randy Ngo Ruth Vyas Sabrina Gomez Shiyi Huang Stacy Flores Steven Nguyen Sydney Sabaten TJ Velasco

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ASHLIE’S Thanks Allie, Jonathan, Jiwon, Allison and Amy: Thank you for your constant love, friendship and support in all my endeavors for the past 1-3 years. Throughout the years, you have all been there to push me to be greater each and every day and I am forever grateful to have such wonderful and beautiful people like you in my life. Never change. Stay being the goofy and amazing people you are. MK Modern 2015-2018: What can I say.. I wouldnʼt know where I would be if I didnʼt have this team. Throughout the years MK Modern has been my outlet. If I had a bad day, I knew that in the end I would be greeted by such positive and loving goobs. Thank you for being my home, my family. From my first year generation to present thank you for all that you do to make this team a family for not only me, but for each other. Iʼm so proud of each and everyone of you for working so hard on Modern on top of your endeavors as students. I love you goobs! Lauren: The sister Iʼve always wanted - Youʼve been a major part of my life for the past, what, 7 years now? Thank you for letting me be me. Thank you for being someone that I know I can always count on. You have shown me so much love, guidance and support for my sometimes dumb and crazy decisions. Thank you for introducing me to the FilAm community and MK Modern. I am beyond honored to be a PCN Coordinator for your final show and blessed to be able to see how amazing of a woman you have become. I thank God for being introduced to such a beautiful person because I am just so grateful to have you in my life. I am so proud of you for being PASE President, Bulaklakan choreographer, and a bomb Peetʼs barista on top of being a student. You are going to do big things Lauren, and I will support you always. Thank you for being the greatest friend I could ask for. My Best Friend: Thank you for making me a better person. You are the best support system I could ask for and I am so grateful to have such a goofy, caring, hardworking and genuine person such as you in my life. Iʼm also so very proud of all the things you have accomplished and I know, without a doubt, that you will only continue to do more. Thank you, Marky, for accepting me for who I am and for believing in me. I couldnʼt have made it through this year without ya :) Ashley Jones: AshEmJo! You introduced me to PCN, and I donʼt know if I would be in the position I am today if you hadnʼt pushed me to join Cariñosa my freshman year. I know I've said it multiple times, but thank you for being an amazing mentor and friend. Des: Thank you for your constant belief in me and what I do. Thank you for pushing me to do more and


more as a leader and as a person. I appreciate you as a person and a role model, and I am grateful to have a friend like you to help guide me when I sometimes lose belief in myself. Thank you for being awesome! JK Modern: JK Modern will always have a special place in my heart as I was last yearʼs choreographer. Yʼall continue to slay and be super cool people! Kill it on stage and continue to spread the positivity! I love you all! Creative Team: THANK YOU ALL for the hard work and dedication youʼve put into making this show possible. We could not have such and amazing show without each and every one of you. Youʼve shown so much enthusiasm for the show since day one and Iʼm so glad to have been able to work with such a wonderful and beautiful bunch of people. PCN PCN JUAN! JUAN! JUAN!!!! Thank you for making this a memorable year! Mona: Omg, our Diriptor. Congratulations !! YOU DID IT. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the work you have put into this yearʼs show. Taking on both roles as Director and Scriptwriter was a HUGE task but Iʼve believed in you since the very first moment you even had the idea of Carlo as a character. Youʼve created an amazing play and I am so proud of all you have accomplished. It has been an absolute pleasure working alongside you this year, Mona! As coordinator, thank you for all you did to make this show possible. As a friend, thank you always for your love and support, and thank you for being such a beautiful soul. MK Board 2016-2018: Thank you for all the work that you do to make Mga Kapatid so special! This show would not be possible without all the help and support from each and every one of you. #YIKEBOARD will always have a special place in my heart with all the videos and the memories created and I am so proud of both past and present board for your dedication in making MK a home for so many others. CAST: THANK YOU for working so hard from day 1. Actors - Iʼve seen so much growth since your first acting auditions and I am so proud at the outcome. You all went out of your comfort zones in some way or form and I applaud you for all the hard work you have put into making Sino Ako Sa Iyo possible. Congratulations on a spectacular performance! Performers - thank you for being such awesome people! From attending practices to Lazi Cow fundraisers to Penny Wars, thank you for showing your love for PCN. I hope your experience with PCN has been magical whether you have learned something new, made new friends, or stepped out of your comfort zone! Thank you for making this show happen. You all deserve a pat on the back! Congratulations!!! DDR Line: Shoutout to all my sibs! My litto Sam, I

love you. Thank you for always hyping me up. Megan and Jocelyn - youʼve made my experience on Modern all the better :) . JWang - thank you for introducing me to Modern and for always supporting my endeavors! Paulo - killing in on stage ! Kat and Annica - DDR stays bring PCN coords (thank you for believing in me <3 ) Juan Coords: It feels like just yesterday that the two of you cornered me at Richard Brunelle and persuaded me to run for PCN coordinator. PCN is finally here and I am honestly thankful that you did so. WE DID IT. Weʼve put in countless hours of work into this show from the day we (aka Rhe and I) stepped in hehe. I couldnʼt have asked for any other coʼs to work with. I think back on all the events we put together from CT retreat, to all the Lazi Cow Karaoke Nights, and every single meeting weʼve had in LaSalle, the library, and South Davis. Weʼve done soooo much this year. We freaking organized PCN starting from the storage locker. WE DID THAT. Working long hours on this show has been stressful but Iʼm glad to have been able to put together such an amazing show with the two of you. Iʼm honored to be able to work alongside you for your final show and I hope that it exceeded your expectations and more. Mahal kita (I didnʼt have to Google translate that). Congratulations on a beautiful show.

Lindsay’s Thanks Who knew, right? Who knew Iʼd be writing a second thank you letter for PCN…? To God, Youʼre the reason for my existence. I believe in Your will and what It has in store for me. I praise You. I love You. And Iʼll forever worship You because You are my God. Mahal ko po Ikaw. To Nicole, Iʼm grateful that youʼve always been my other half (it helps that we also have the same major). Whether weʼre crying over OChem midterms, panicking about finishing NPB 101L lab reports, or nailing Drama 10 scenes, Iʼve always had you to share those moments. Not only that, but I also cherish watching Megan Batoon and Alex Wassabi vlogs with you while weʼre both lying on someoneʼs bed (sometimes yours, sometimes mineʼs and sometimes Rheʼs). With that, we can now be coined as the “Splash Sisters” of UC Davis because my love for Klay Thompson and your love for Stephen Curry is that deep. Mahal kita kaibigan. To Lauren, Iʼve always thought that you looked cool whenever you wear your flannel long-sleeves and black skater Vans. Not deep enough? One of things Iʼve always liked about you is how you always have a helping hand ready for someone (your garage has helped me tremendously by the way- parking on campus is a real struggle). When everyone else has other plans or are too lazy to go out, youʼve always been with me satisfying my Yoloberry cravings. Whenever I need warmth from someone, youʼve been a great comforter to me (like the blanket, but not really… Get it? Ha ha). With that, mahal kita kaibigan. To Kristell, I can still smell the binagoongan your parents brought us during one of the PCN Sunday

practices in Bixby hall. I remember feeling so thankful about it because thatʼs one of my favorite ulam!! Especially because of you, I had a great freshman year because we lived in the same dorm- sleepovers, horrible newbie makeup parties, and late-night studying. That was the life… I never had the urge to hide my excitement because youʼve always been my squealing buddy. We can both scream our lungs out either because of kilig stuff or anything thatʼs scream-able. Mahal din kita kaibigan. To Krystienne, whom I spent my very first skydiving with, thank you for externally hiding your fear (even though you were actually scared according to Irina). You strength has always given me strength. Your commitment to MK and FilAm has always inspired me. Youʼve always been a good friend ever since I had my arms around you (while youʼre trying to help me stand up) after that one Russell party ;) Kahit ikaw, mahal kita kaibigan. To my family- Papa, Mama, Kuya, Diko, Ate, Ate Joann, Xia & Shiro, you all have been understanding of my commitments in college. Iʼm sorry if I would always miss your calls and would have to return it later (sometimes after a week). However, know that I will always put my family first above anything else. Donʼt worry though, I will be coming back home after my long journey at UC Davis. Time to finally have some Filipino food!! Alam niyong mahal ko kayo habang-buhay! To my Tito Edward & Tita Dory, Iʼm always going to be grateful for every physical and emotional support I have received from both of you. From the time when you had to bring food to me because I got sick during my freshman year, when we had to carry all of my freshman stuff when I was moving out of the dorms until when we celebrated my 21st birthday, you both have been there for me. Thank you also for watching all of my 4 PCNs in college! I hope that I somehow made both of you proud as your niece. Mahal ko po kayong dalawa. To my honorary little Sabrina, my chic chic, Iʼm going to miss you a lot when I graduate this June. Youʼve always had my back and Iʼve always had yours. Our ate-bunso relationship have always been special (ever since I had an initial bad impression of you hehe) to me and I wonʼt give it up for anything in the world. If I just did something stupid, youʼd actually be the first person Iʼd call (and probably laugh with). I hope you cherish our late-night snack trips as much as I do all throughout the years. Youʼre very special to my heart!! Iʼm the youngest in my family, so Iʼm glad I have someone younger than me to take care of (even if weʼre not blood-related). Minahal na kita simula palang nung una. To my Creative Team 2016-2017 & 2017-2018, you all probably have no idea how thankful I am for each one of you. You are what helped make both PCN 2017 & 2018 special in its own way. I always say this too, but without you all, PCN would not even be possible (Iʼm not kidding). Thank you for persevering in every Sunday practice and Creative Team meetings. Thank you for giving it your best for every PCN-related work you all have to do. Although we, PCN Coordinators, might now know all of it, we appreciate all the small and big things you do for us and our PCN/FilAm community. Mahal ko kayo.


To my MK Board 2015-2016, 2016-2017 & 2017-2018, my 3 years being part of 3 different MK Boards were all such a learning experience for me. I donʼt think I will be this leader I am right now without my experience with all of you. You all have made me stronger and made me work harder not only as a student, but also as a board member of Mga Kapatid. I have always been proud of you, MK. I hope youʼre proud of me too. Mahal ko din kayo. To my FilAmily, just as I donʼt think I will be todayʼs leader without MK Board, I donʼt think I will be this person I am right now without you FilAm at UC Davis. I have made oh so many memories, whether theyʼre good or bad, but have all the same shaped me to be who I am today- a 3.0 version Lindsay? I hope that whoever I become tomorrow, you will still be proud of me. Mahal ko kayong lahat! To my PCN 2018 cast, I always smile internally whenever I see each one of your faces during every Sunday practice. I feel proud knowing youʼve learned something from PCN, whether culturally, politically, academically or socially. I hope that this PCN has made an impact on you and encouraged you to become something more in the future! Know that PCN welcomes anybody from any background. Pilipino Culture Night is not for me, or for PCN Coordinators, or for Creative Team, itʼs for all every participant who enjoys doing it. Weʼll always have that one, and be that one! Happy 31st PCN! Kahit sino ka man, mahal kita! To my Juan Coords- Rheanna & Ashlie, *wipes sweat, blood and tears* Yep, we did it. And we did it beautifully. As gold as I may be, I thank each one of you for sticking with me through thick and thin, through every weekly PCN Coords meeting, through every Sunday practice, through every presentation, through every group chats, through every meetings, through every logistics-planning, through every heartache, but also through every joy, through every laugh, through every compliments, through every personal bonding, through every car ride, and through every single moment weʼve had. You both have been my companion as a team, as PCN Coordinators, as MK Board Members, as members of this FIlAm community, and as friends. I hope that you both loved creating this only juan PCN 2018 as much as I did. Congratulations Rheanna and Ashlie! Mahal na mahal ko kayong dalawa. (Use google translate for meaning Ashlie). With that all said, paalam (this time for real)! Shoutouts to #JuanCoords #AmpalayaCoords #Sam’sClub #BWNAS #BakedGoods #BourgieLine #BeautifulLine #ChickenLine #M2B #LoyalServants #Uuuuhhhh #235

rheanna’s Thanks First of all, I want to thank my parents for being so

supportive of all that I do and for everything that you have done for me. Thank you for being understanding when I havenʼt called in a while (Iʼm sorry) and always being there for me. Thereʼs not enough words to say how thankful I am of you both. I love yʼall so much.


To Jen I donʼt say this often but I am proud of you and all that you have accomplished. You inspire me to do better and be better, so thank you. Also thank you for dealing with me and for supplying my wardrobe lol I love you sister To my friends back home: Janessa, Erika, and Allison - Weʼve known each other for more than 17 years now and I appreciate how weʼre still there for each other even though we donʼt talk as often anymore. I love yʼall so much. A special thanks for Allison for always being there to answer my calls and for cheering me up whenever Iʼm down. Lauren - Iʼm so glad that we ended up going to the same college and ended up becoming best friends all over again. I really appreciate those times when weʼre on the same wavelength because we always end up having a good time. I honestly enjoy all the times that you ride with me going back home so Iʼm not alone. Most of all thank you for always being there for me especially for listening to me whenever I need to talk or rant, being someone I can trust with anything, and being down to go out. Krystienne - Weʼve come a long way since freshman year and Iʼm so glad that weʼve got closer to each other. Thank you for being down for late car ride talks to McDonalds after tinikling, study sessions, but especially for taking care of me whenever we go out. lol I honestly appreciate you so much…. even if you give me the wrong directions lol Iʼm going to miss you when youʼre back in Socal (come visit me) Nicole - Weʼve come a long way since high school, weʼve been there for multiple phases of our lives, even the really embarrassing ones. I remember in high school we always gotten in trouble for talking or laughing during class but nothingʼs changed since then cause it always happens at PCN practice lol. Iʼm so glad that I found someone who is down to do random and embarrassing things with me. Thank you for sticking with me throughout all these years, for being down to be weird with me, and for being the person I can count on you for whatever. Kristell - I remember that I first met you in high school because of Nicole but we didnʼt talk but Iʼm so grateful that we ended up going to the same college and got close to each other. A lot happened since our freshman year but you somehow always remember all the details that we forget and have pictures/videos of it. Thank you for being my person to fangirl with (and nicole), for being excited as makeup as I am, and being down to have sporadic trips to the mall. Julianna - I appreciate the times whenever weʼre together and all the inside jokes that we have. I remember during finals week when we would stay up to study until 6AM and then knock out in each otherʼs rooms. Thank you for being there for me, helping me with my clothing decisions, and most of all always being there to hype me up. Adrian Ang - I always remember that time Nicole and I saw you in World Market but we didnʼt know who you were lol Iʼm so glad that we have moved past that. Iʼm really grateful that I got to be on E-board with you and all of the funny memories weʼve had. Thanks for being there to hang out and for inspiring me to become a better leader.

To my sibs: Leslie, Aryssa, Maryjo, Leigh, Izzy, and Audrey! Thanks for dealing with me and my hectic schedule. I know Iʼm MIA a lot and suck at texting but Iʼm so proud of all of you and canʼt wait to see what the future has in store for everyone. Thank you to my Coʼs - Ashlie and Lindsay! I remember the day we were all sitting in the back of Ashlieʼs car debating on running as a team. We have come a long way since then and I know this year has been a long, busy, and hectic year for all of us but we made it! We made it through the countless coord meetings, waking up early for Sunday practices, and so much more. I canʼt thank both of yʼall enough for going on this journey with me. I love yʼall both so much! Ashlie - I remember when you came in as a freshman and I only knew you as the girl who was Laurenʼs friend. lol I did not imagine that we would end up being coʼs but I am so glad that Iʼve been given this chance to work and get to know you. I have seen all the hard work you do especially for the things that you are passionate about. Thank you for all of the fun times that we have had together, for the rides back to south, and most of all for being there. Lindsay Youʼre not just my co but my roommate and one of my best friends. Iʼm so glad that you ended up being someone I can tell anything to especially since you thought I didnʼt like you when we first met lmao. Iʼve gotten to work with you closely this past year and I admire your work ethic and passion for PCN. Thank you for keeping me on top of things, for being there to listen to me, and especially for keeping it real with me. Iʼm going to miss you when you move back home but I know that will still have more memories to make. A special thank you to Mona for writing this story and for all the hard work you have put in. I know it was such a difficult task to take on the roles of both the scriptwriter and director but you have done an amazing job! Iʼm sure I speak for many people when I thank you for finally giving us a PCN that is not 3 hours long. Iʼm so glad that Iʼve gotten this chance to work with you and know you better. Thank you to everyone who was in MK Boards 2015-2018 for all the memories. Yʼall are an amazing group of individuals and I am so glad that I got the opportunity to work with yʼall. Thank you so much to Creative Team 2017-2018 because yʼall have been such a HUGE part of allowing this PCN to happen. We couldnʼt have done this without yʼall so thank you for going on this journey with us and for all of the hard work that yʼall put in. I am so grateful to have worked with you all and gotten to know you. Lastly, thank you to all of the PCN 2017-2018 Participants for all the work you have done every week leading up to the show. Yʼall are amazing individuals who helped make this event possible.

mona’s Thanks I want to especially thank you for coming to see one of the three showings for Mga Kapatidʼs 31st Annual Pilipino Culture Night. Over the years, the Fil Am community has dedicated an enormous amount of time, effort, and resources to outdo each production that passes. We have grown an exponential amount all for the sake of creating a fantastic show for the audience

to enjoy. Whether this is your first PCN or you are a returning audience member, we perform not just for us but also for you. I hope you take something away from this yearʼs PCN - a lesson learned, a connection with a performance, an indescribable feeling etc. Thank you for choosing to share this timeless moment of family, culture, and fun with us. I hope you enjoyed the hard work we translated on the stage for you. To my Papa and Mama, I remember when you drove up 6 hours and sat through 3 hours of a play to watch me dance on stage for 3 minutes max. I remember acting in PCN last year and you attending not just one but two shows to support. I remember multiple phone calls about deciding to apply for scriptwriter. ʻShould I do it?ʼ ʻWhat would be the story I convey?ʼ ʻWhat would the theme be?ʼ I remember us working together to envision the title of the play and this yearʼs PCN theme. It took like an hour. Literally, thatʼs all we talked about. For an hour. Finally, we came up with “Sino Ako Sa Iyo”. Just you two speaking that title to existence turned into this phenomenal story of community and resilience and identity. Salamat, po. You will always be the reason I work so hard on all aspects of my life. Mahal kita always. To Kuya, I donʼt even know what words to say. I am so blessed to have someone like you as my older brother. You anchor me down when I emotionally break. You check my pride when Iʼm riding praise. You are my person. Thank you for ensuring I stay true to myself and that the story I write reflects that. So many changes have been made to my play since you first read it and tore at it. Iʼm grateful you did, though. Thank you especially for reminding me of artistic integrity. “Sino Ako Sa Iyo” wouldnʼt be even a quarter as great if you hadnʼt. I hope you are proud. I hope you know that youʼve always inspired me to grind down for the things I want to maintain at the quality I respect and deserve. You have and will always be the best big brother, friend, and mentor. To the Fabonan Clan as a whole: I know itʼs quite a long trip to come up every year or so to watch me do something in PCN. To be honest, I was surprised so many showed up to watch me act in the play last year. Thank you for making it a field day to visit and watch. To know my family supports me on all paths of life is truly an affirming feeling. I hope you enjoyed that the play wasnʼt 3 hours long this year. I had you in mind. To PCN Coordinators ‘17-18, thank you for choosing this story. Thank you for choosing me - not only as your scriptwriter but also as your director. It was a daunting task, but itʼs one I would do all over again in a heartbeat. The three of you (with Kris, of course) made this position so much easier whether it was being flexible with my schedule or helping make artistic and executive decisions. Especially thank you for feeding me when I didnʼt have time to eat haha. The inside jokes, the logistical meetings, the common goal of showcasing PCN - Iʼll miss them. Cheers to you for sailing the ship. Not everyone knows the amount of time and effort and emotional/mental capacity it takes to run PCN. I donʼt totally know myself. I see you, though. And I am so grateful I got to work with you. To Creative Team ‘17-’18, yaʼll put in work! This was probably the smallest creative team/project board Iʼve ever been on for a production of this scale but we


made it! I know there were times where burnout was real. Would we make it? Will we feel PCN Magic? Is the extra meetings and time outside PCN Sundays worth it? I canʼt speak for everyone, but I can say that your hard work is seen, acknowledged, and so so so cherished! To my best friends Chynna, Allie, and Rigo, thank you for being there for me at the toughest of times. I was really affected the first half of the year (yaʼll already know though). Even though you encompass different spaces in my life, two things remain clear across the board with each individual and unique friendship I have with you: 1) youʼre there for me to give a listening ear when I need you, and 2) youʼre hard work and dedication in your respective pathways inspire me to do the same. Thanks for being the realest yet most loving random people in my life. Sticking it with me ainʼt easy, but I hope itʼs been as worth. To PCN Acting Cast of 2018, I have more to say in due time. Youʼll see hehe. I wanna acknowledge the hard work and talent you pulled through. Thank you for the privilege of working with you and for making my little script come to life. I get so emotional watching what I wrote unravel before me on stage. Itʼs truly an experience to witness my play breathe through you. To PCN Acting Cast of 2017, thank you for inspiring me to push my PCN journey even further. PCN 2017 was such a defining process and moment in my college career. I look back on it so fondly. Our cast set the bar for a new standard, and I hope this yearʼs production came close! Who knew Abby Celeste would write the next the play? She didnʼt even finish her degree at Stanford! To Camilla and Jerrel specifically, you will always be my PCN parents and I hope I did you proud with this one. I canʼt believe I did both your roles in one. I almost died not gonna lie. To my PCN Magician Michael Baliton, who knew Iʼd end up being a scriptwriter and director? You dragged me into PCN my first year, and thatʼs where my Fil-Am journey began. I never would have thought to join otherwise, no matter how cool of a big Arianna was. From culture dancing, to choreographing, to acting and now here. It all started with a simple “Hey granndddd, do you wanna be in my dance for PCN?”. And remember when I almost didnʼt do it my second year? “GRAND, YOU KNOW YOUʼRE GONNA REGRET IT. JUST FILL OUT THE PARTICIPATION FORM.” You knew me before I even knew myself. Thank you for not letting me give up. If I had, I would never have been able to give back to the community at the this level of fulfillment. To my Littlest Big Arianna, what we have transcends past sibship or even the closest of friendships. I can come to you literally about anything and we can talk lifetimes about art, culture, hxstory, community empowerment, and what defines happiness and success. I remember doing LA Fil-Am research at your place and in coffee shops around Atwater Village. Thank you for relating to me in all aspects and walks of life. One more month and weʼll be building up the youth at home during the day and wreaking havoc in


the LA streets at night. Love you, my Big Chicken Nugget haha. To this year’s PCN participants and the Fil-Am @ UC Davis community, this PCN is just as much as yours as it is mine. Thank you for being a part of something so special to me. I wrote this play thinking “what would I like to impart unto my community before I leave?” Cherish this time and space while you can. No two shows are alike as the people who participate change and so does the context. Take heart in what was performed on stage today. Everything was written for a purpose. Do not forget tradition. Do not forget about culture. Do not forget about hxstory. If there was anyone I wrote this play specifically for, itʼs you. You are the future of this community. Nurture the FilAm and do not be afraid of adversity. Together, the community can pull through anything. And to everyone and anyone who Iʼve gnawed their ears off about PCN, sorry. I just love it so gosh darn much <3

Thank you to the following contributors and supporters whoʼve helped Mga Kapatidʼs 31st Annual Pilipino Culture Night possible!

American Center of Philippine Arts Anecia Frias Arlene Villavicencio Bridge: Pilipinx Outreach Retention Campus Student Involvement Chi Rho Omicron Club Finance Council Copyland Davis Senior High School Francis & Florida Padron Elma Virtucio Emmeline Jow Filipino Americans in Health Careers Filipinx in Liberal Arts and Humanities Herna Cruz-Louie Joyce Abutin* Kappa Psi Epsilon

Katherine Peter Laly Reyes & Jay-R Romero Lazi Cow Little Manila Mga Kapatid MK Choir MK Modern Mr. Eutemio & Mrs. Corazon Espina Past PCN Coordinators Pilipinx Americans in Science and Engineering Pilipinx in Business and Law Richard Brunelle Performance Hall Roy Delos Santos* South Davis Storage Stanley and Novey Masaki Susie Abutin University of California, Davis

And for everyone else we may have failed to mention, we extend our utmost gratitude for your contributions. *Denotes generous donations to this yearʼs show.


Mga Kapatid's 31st Annual Pilipino Culture Night: Sino Ako Sa Iyo?  

Synopsis: In the late 1950s, both the Hollywood film industry and the Filipino American population in Los Angeles flourished. Although faced...

Mga Kapatid's 31st Annual Pilipino Culture Night: Sino Ako Sa Iyo?  

Synopsis: In the late 1950s, both the Hollywood film industry and the Filipino American population in Los Angeles flourished. Although faced...