PCN

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What is PCN?

One of the most culturally enriching experiences held by Akbayan is Pilipino Cultural Night. Pilipino Cultural Night, or PCN, is an annual showcase of a student written play as well as the many cultural dances that preserve Filipino culture. It is a student-run program which educates others about cultural dancing and the origins and roots of Philippine dance. “The very first Akbayan cultural night was held on August 12, 1978.  The production was “Portraits of the Pilipino” and was in conjunction with the Filipino Community of SCC Filipino Week” (Sabado).

Sabado, Marvin.
Akbayan Alumni.

 

About Pilipino Cultural Night

For over twenty years, Pilipino Cultural Night, or PCN, has been Akbayan’s biggest event of the spring semester. The event is a student-run theatrical presentation that centralizes an important theme in Pilipino-American society. Tied together by a theatrical play, music, dance, and other folk arts, members participating in the production earn on-stage performing experience while also broadening their knowledge of the Pilipino culture.

About ProjectPEARLS

Peace. Education. Aspiration. Respect. Love. Smile. ProjectPEARLS is a small organization of families and friends who want to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged children in the Philippines without politics, religion, race, national origin, economic status, sex, color, or age. For more information on ProjectPEARLS, visit the organization’s website at http://www.projectpearls.org.

 



PCN Core

PCN Core exists to ensure that PCN is formulated and run smoothly. If you have any questions, suggestions, comments, or concerns about anything related to Pilipino Cultural Night, please feel free to consult your PCN Core. Below is the roster for present and past core.

PCN 2016 COREstillation : “Heaven Escape Her”

Executive Producer
*Edgar Joseph Domingo
Assistant Producer
Monique Lagrisola
Cultural Liaison
Bernice Ignacio
Acting Director
Christian Villanueva
Acting Manager 
*Mia Richelle Guevarra
Band Director
Bryne Jocson
MJ Norona
Choir Directors
Annabelle Caraos
Cultural Directors 
Allison Fernandez
Ann Dela Cruz
Carl Gette Cortez
Charlene Estolas
David Le
Donita Battad
Krislynn Villanueva
Louie Luat
Noelle Campos
Modern/Contemporary Directors
AJ Paquia
Christeven Estrada
Lorraine Bellin
Louie Luat
Yevgeny Medalle
Costume Manager
Bernice Ignacio
Props Manager
Dominic Pardilla
Tech Manager
Jenirose Santos
Head Runner
Meghan Louie
Finance
*Raymond Domluot
Public Relations
*Anna Rada
*Jeren Penalosa
Media Officers 
*Andrea Nuyda
*Marisa  Ignacio
*Nick Lee
Videographers
Raymond Baltazar
Rochello Quarto
Program Leads
Rochelle Quarto
Jerico Santos

*Denotes member of TYDE 39


PCN 2015 Coreazon: “Laban”

Executive Producer
*Mia Richelle Guevarra
Cultural Liaison
Donita Batad
Acting Director
Edgar Domingo
Band Director
Junn Cho
Choir Directors
Kevin Breis
Leslie Legacion
Cultural Directors
Allison Fernandez
*Ann Gail Dela Cruz
*Charlene Estolas
Clarissa Balallo
Donita Battad
Kevin Breis
Krislynn Villanueva
Louie Luat
Noelle Campos
Modern/Contemporary Directors
Aiko Tanzawa
Christeven Estrada
Kevin Christopher Candido
Lorraine Bellin
Louie Luat
Acting Manager
Aaron Asilo
Costume Manager
Noelle Campos
Props Manager
Kevin Truong
Tech Manager
Jenirose Santos
Finance
*Mark Sugui
Public Relations
*Caroline Clemente
*Meghan Louie
Media
*Jerico Santos
*Rachel Velasco
*Raymond Baltazar
*Rochelle Quarto

*Denotes member of The 38th Element

 

 


PCN 2014 New Core-leans: “Barrio 2 Bayou”

Executive Producer
*Ann Dela Cruz
Acting Director
*Aaron Asilo
Stage Manager
Melanie Benitez
Tech Director
*Hidee Nakaishi Reyes
Modern Directors
David Merto
Kevin Christopher Candido
Aiko Tanzawa
Choir Director
Emelynn Collado
Band Directors
Sheryl Amigable
Joachim Custodio
Costumes
Clarissa Balallo
Media
*Marevel Tepora
Raymond Baltazar
Vanessa Peneyra
*Stephanie Acedillo
*Marlon Dela Cruz
PCN Treasurer
*Paul John La Penia
Promotions and Marketing
*Britt Kilmer Coyne
*Mia Richelle Guevarra
D.J. Ramirez

*Denotes member of The League


 

PCN 2013 Core-y Aquino: “Killer Queen”

 Executive Producer

*Christian Borromeo

Playwright & Acting Director

Jonathon Juntado

Cultural Directors

Myla Dayoan Lesenana

Chelsea Lee

Sharoleen Amigable

Danreb Victorio

Anthony Caulan

Jeff Monje

Tech Director & Stage Manager

Samantha Manklang

PCN Modern Directors

Vince Dimalanta

David Merto

Aiko Tanzawa

Kevin Candido

Choir Director

Maryoie Rivera Calaguas

Band Director

Joshua Cruz

Costumes

Clarissa Balallo

Donita Battad

*Ann Dela Cruz

PCN Media

Abegail Cariaso

Marevel Tepora

Carly Agas

Jesse Barbon

PCN Treasurer

*Melissa Guirit

*Nea Nicolle Ignacio – assistant

Promotions and Marketing

*Aaron Asilo

*DJ Ramirez

*Raymond Baltazar

*PJ La Penia

*Denotes member of 36 R.O.O.T.S.


PCN 2012 Akbayan’s Best Damn Core: “S.P.A.M.”

PCN Coordinators

*Jeffrey Monje

*Francesca Mateo

Acting

Kevin Irabagon

Roger Meneses

Cultural Directors

Anthony Cauilan

Ann Dela Cruz

Nikisha Nachatilo

Anna Quezon

Victor Trinidad

Danreb Victorio

Catherine Villaverde

Choir

Maryloie Rivera

Band

*Sharoleen Amigable

*Joshua Cruz

Modern Directors

Vincent Dimalanta

David Merto

Jeraldine Otero

Randy Van Le

Media 

*Jesse Barbon

*Alan Jaro

Christopher Nguyen

Roxanne Pasibe

Public Relations

*Kevin Candido

*Audie Concordia

Tech & Backstage

Caroline Cabrera

Edward Ferreras

*Jonathan Juntado

Nina Toabios

Finance

*Hidee Reyes

*Denotes member of The 35th


 

PCN 2011 PARCORE: “Luzonia”

Executive Directors
*Jonathan Juntado
*Anthony Cauilan

Acting Director / Script Writer
*Jonathan Juntado

Cultural/Folk Dance Directors
*Anthony Cauilan (Tribal, Maria Clara, Rural)
Trishya Movilla (Southern Islands)
Camille Sibucao (Mountain, Maria Clara)
Victor Trinidad (Mountain, Maria Clara)
*Danreb Victorio (Maria Clara, Rural)

PCN Modern Directors
Vincent Dimalanta
Jeraldine Otero

Choir Director
Maryloie Rivera

Band Director
Adrian Ricalde

Rondalla Director
Jasper Barros

Directing Assistants
Diane Arquero (Cultural; Maria Clara)
Norman Espinoza (Choir; Bass)
Albee Mabeza (Choir; Tenor)
Randy Van Le (Modern)

Logistics & Promotions

*Sharoleen Amigable (Accountant)
*Kevin Irabagon (Public Relations)
*Ansel Modesto (Public Relations)
*Michelle Raganit (Public Relations)
*Jesse Barbon (Media; Creative)
Catherine Villaverde (Media; Program)

*Denotes member of A TRIBE CALLED CAB


 

PCN 2010 Core: “of love and joy…”

Executive Directors -*Kevin Irabagon, *Joseph Pelina
Scriptwriters – Francesca Mateo, *Angie Tagal
Financial Chief – *Malia Valencia
Film – Justin Riray
Media – *Kristen Magno, Angelica Cortez
Artistic Directors – Victor Trinidad, Camille Sibucao, RJ Payomo, Diane Quintos, Trishya Movilla, *Danreb Victorio
PCN Modern – Randy Le
Glee Directors – Angela Espiritu, Adrian Ricalde, Jeraldine Otero
Stage Managers – Anthony Burlaza, Chris Pacifico

*denotes member from O.N.E. Cab


PCN 2009 Core: “Samahan”

Executive Directors – Adrianne Dizon*, John-Paul Limpin*
Script Writer / Acting Director –
Lawrence Aljentera
Cultural Dance Directors –
Camille Sibucao, Victor Trinidad
AK Directors –
Roger Aquino, Pamela Cedeno, Randy Le, Alan Manosca
Choir Director –
Aldrin Nicolas
Rondalla Director –
Victor Trinidad
Technical Directors
– Adrian Ricalde, Chris Pacifico
Finance
– Mark Lazo
Media & Publications – Anne Rigor, Danreb Victorio*
Public Relations – William Escobar, Kevin Irabagon*, Ashley Ramirez*

*denotes “FRESH” Cabinet member


PCN 2008 Core: “Once Upon a Time in Little Manila”

Executive Director – Victor Trinidad*
EC/Cultural Director– Angelo Monje*
Cultural Director– Solly Ann Palileo*
Property Master – Agnes Fernandez
Property Master– Adrianne Dizon
Skit Director– John-Paul Limpin*
Choir Director – A-Jay Nicolas
Technical Director– Chris Pacifico
Account Manager – Sherry Estrada*
Modern Coordinator– Alan Manosca
Public Relations– Angelica Cortez*
Public Relations– Karen Tanquilut*
Program Coordinator – Stephen Dominguez*

*denotes “AK13” Cabinet member

 


PCN 2007: Dating Tips From Lolo

Here are a couple clips of PCN 2007: Dating Tips From Lolo

Barrio (Rural) Suite – Maglalatik and Tinikling

Maria Clara (Spanish) Suite – Paseo de Iloilo

Muslim Suite – Pansak Pindulas

Mountain Suite – Uyaoy

Chorus – Men’s Guitar Medley

Want to watch the rest of the cultural dancing, singing, hip-hop dancing, and the play? Keep your eyes peeled for announcements on the screening and sale of the PCN 2007 DVD: Dating Tips From Lolo!