Pastor Sam Quema
.. for believing in our mission from the very start and helping us
develop a relationship with the Filipino Youth Coalition!
Sarah E. Gonzalez
and the Filipino Youth Coalition
.. for bringing us into the FYC family as its cultural component,
providing us with dance studio space for rehersals on a weekly basis
and most especially for your support, encouragement and trust in HIYAS'
ability to be of community service in promoting our culture!
Adeline Arce, Rowena
Subijano, Leonila Diaz & Teresita Sarmiento Yabut DDS of Yabsar's
Fashions, Olongapo City, Philippines (and all the parents who
.. for all our beautiful costumes, all of us know you work hard to get
costumes done right in time for our shows and we appreciate all that
Llane Vera Cruz M.D. and
Joane Soliven M.D. of Santiago City, Isabella; Divina
Vera Cruz Basilio M.D. of Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines
.. for your precious time and efforts in helping us acquire our
extensive collection of costumes, props and accesories from the
ethno-linguistic tribes of the Northern Cordillera!
Laurence Pascua of
the Bituing Silangan Dance Company of Maui
.. for graciously giving your time to manuscript La Jota Manilena and
enlightening us with your folk dance knowledge!
Wayne Mendoza of
the University of Hawai'i at Manoa
(professor of Philippine Folk Dance and master student of Francisca
.. for being a mentor, consultant, and helping to guide our group in
the right direction!
Patrick Tanega and
the Rondalla Club of Los Angeles
.. for providing us special recordings and allowing us to use their
music for practice and performances!
Rommel Padillo Serrano
of the Kalilayan Dance Company (Catanauan, Quezon,
... providing dance manuscripts.
Warren Manuntag of
Likha Philippine Folk Ensemble
... providing many costuming ideas.
Bernard Ellorin of
the Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble
... providing a wealth of information on the traditional versions of
Singkil and other southern dances.
The Philippine Folk Dance
.. for contributing the Sayaw: Dances of the Philippine Islands books.
And last, but not least, to the
late Francisca Reyes-Aquino who started the whole
revolution of preserving Philippine culture through folk songs and