About the House of the Philippines

Mission

The House of the Philippines promotes goodwill and understanding of Philippine and Filipino-American culture to the general public through educational and cultural programs.

We maintain a place to educate visitors on the history, culture, and people of the Philippines as one of the many cottages that make up the House of Pacific Relations located in Balboa Park, San Diego.We provide cultural programs that include the Lawn Program in June featuring Filipino dance and music; and the Parol Making Workshop in November where participants make their own bamboo Christmas lantern.We participate in the Ethnic Food Fair and December Nights events in Balboa Park to showcase Filipino food.

The House of the Philippines is a non-profit organization operated by dedicated volunteers who donate their time and effort to continually improve the House as a means of sharing the Philippine culture with others. Get more information at  www.houseofthephilippines.org.

History

Created in 1935, the House of Pacific Relations International Cottages was originally constructed as part of the California-Pacific International Exposition in San Diego which later became Balboa Park.. In 1961, the House of the Philippines became one of the International Cotteges, founded by members of the Philippine American Community. Since then, the House of the Philippines has served the community as a place to learn about the history, culture, and people of the Philippines.

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