Purdue Filipino Association

Encouraging students from all backgrounds to learn about Filipino and Filipino American culture.

The Purdue Filipino Association

PFA is both a cultural and social student-led organization that encourages students from all backgrounds to learn about Filipino and Filipino American culture through bi-monthly meetings, socials, philanthropies, and cultural events.

We invite everyone who is interested in the Filipino culture. Each year different universities host two large Filipino Conferences that bring together Filipino organizations from all over the Midwest, where we attend fun and interactive workshops that range from Fil/Fil-Am culture, media, politics and world issues.

We are a down-to-earth group of students who enjoy collaborating with other organizations and celebrating campus diversity. Together we network and facilitate several functions throughout the semester.

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Purdue Filipino Association aids in the Haiyan Relief.

For the Haiyan Relief effort, PFA sold Hot Chocolate and wristbands that read "Pray For The Philippines." 100% of the proceeds went to UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) and NAFCON (National Alliance for Filipino Concerns) in aid of Typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines.

PFA Events

Filipino Americans Coming Together

The Filipino Americans Coming Together (FACT) conference is an annual conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign every fall semester. Over the past two decades, FACT has promoted the self-awareness, leadership, and professional through cultural appreciation. By exploring topics in Filipino/ Filipino-American/ Asian American issues, we aim to uplift youth and engage action within the community.

Philippine Cultural Nignt

Come out and experience what the Philippine culture is like and see the many talents our members will showcase. Traditional filipino food will be provided, so you don't want to miss out on this great opportunity to learn more about Philippine culture!.

The Miss Asia Cultural Pageant

The Miss Asia Cultural Pageant is a way for the Asian student community to spread its uniquely beautiful Asian culture. The show consists of pageant events as well as cultural group performances! This event alternates every year between the female pageant (Miss Asia) and the male showcase (Mr. Asia).

The Taste of Asia

Come and take your lunch break at Taste of Asia, where you'll be able to try several specialty Asian dishes! Volunteers from multiple respective Asian student associations will serve you a plethora of unique dishes specific to each culture. Who knows? You might find your next favorite food here!

Cooking with PFA

Did you ever dream of being a master chef at cooking Filipino food? Even if you haven't, here's your chance to put your cooking skills to the test with PFA! Come out this Friday to enjoy a deliciously amazing cooking workshop... Eat beforehand! You may not know what you end up cooking..just kidding!We'll be making Turon, it's basically a sweet, banana egg roll, it's THE BOMB.

Tinikling Workshop

What's a better way to celebrate Philippine culture than to learn the national dance? The tinikling is a pre-Spanish dance from the Philippines that involves two people beating, tapping, and sliding bamboo poles on the ground and against each other in coordination with one or more dancers who step over and in between the poles in a dance.

Purdue Filipino Association 2014-2015 Executive Board

Joanna Ramos



Birthday: October 19

Hometown: Naperville, IL

Favorite Color: Mint

Favorite Food: Turon

Favorite TV Show: Running Man (Korean Variety Show)

Guilty Pleasure: K-pop

Interesting Fact: I can solve a Rubik's Cube in less than 30 seconds.

Jacqueline May Tualla



Birthday: September 14

Hometown: Salinas, CA

Favorite Color: Yellow

Favorite Food: Bulgolgi

Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones/ Orange is the New Black

Guilty Pleasure: Singing

Interesting Fact: I'm following the steps of my Ate, Julia Drake, in her positions in PFA

Julya Montgomery

Ecology, Evolution, and Environment Biology


Birthday: November 22

Hometown: Eminence, IN

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Food: Chili Cheese Fries

Favorite TV Show: Pretty Little Liars

Guilty Pleasure: Knowing all the words to too many Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, Britney Spears songs

Interesting Fact: I really love having flowers and I grow orchids!

Pauline Dagaas

Health Sciences Pre-professional (Medicine)


Birthday: November 29

Hometown: Plymouth, IN

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Food: Nothing beats a really good burger

Favorite TV Show: American Horror Story, Lost, Scandal, The Mindy Project

Guilty Pleasure: Splurging my money by eating out wayyyy more than I should

Interesting Fact: As clumsy as I am, I've never had stitches or broken a bone!

Purdue Filipino Association 2014-2015 Junior Board

Danielle Derosas



Birthday: March 1st

Hometown: Greenwood, IN

Favorite Color: Turquoise

Favorite Food: Sushi

Favorite TV Show: Breaking Bad, Grey's Anatomy, da k-dramas.

Guilty Pleasure: Netflix

Interesting Fact: I lived in Japan for 3 years.

Nikko Sadural

Mechanical Engineering

Public Relations

Birthday: Feburary 13

Hometown: Merrillville, IN

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Food: Sushi

Favorite TV Show: None

Guilty Pleasure: Sushi

Interesting Fact: I'll be studying abroad in Shanghai for spring semester.

Jessica Eloso


Cultural Chair

Birthday: November 13

Hometown: Oswego, Illinois

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Food: My Tita Joy's Baked Mac

Favorite TV Show: Right now, the Legend of Korra

Guilty Pleasure: Everything is Awesome

Interesting Fact: Some people (mostly my high school friends) call me "Jeloso" since my best friend is also a Jessica E.

Vince Pacatang

Swagging Out

Event Coordinator

Birthday: The day swag was invented.

Hometown: Swag City, Swagger

Favorite Color: Swaggalicious

Favorite Food: Food that makes my swag swole

Favorite TV Show: Keeping up with the Kardashians

Guilty Pleasure: Allow the world to be honored by my presence

Interesting Fact: I didn't send Jackie my information.

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