Chung Sun Woi Kwon
Chinese New Year Party
WHERE: Golden Fortune Seafood Restaurant
#678 T. M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila
WHEN: February 2, 2014 11:00am
WHAT: Woi Kwon's Summer Activity Night
WHERE: Quezon City Sports Club
WHEN: (Saturday) June 1, 2013, 6pm
Come and join!
Enjoy the games, make new friends and savor the lauriat!
Program will start at 6pm. Kindly RSVP for head count.
WHAT: Walkathon Fun
(Luneta to CCP)
WHERE: Carabao, Luneta
WHEN: (Sunday) April 7, 2013 5:30am
Chung Sun Woi Kwon Chinese New Year Party
WHERE: Shangri-La Finest Chinese Cuisine
#4 Times St. cor. West Ave., West Triangle, QC
WHEN: February 17, 2013 11:00am
CHUN SUN WOI KWON (CSWK) is the Association of overseas Chinese, with surnames "YAN" and "TANG", who were originally from Guangdong and are now living in the Philippines. Established in 1927, it has one of the longest and richest histories among the Chinese clan associations in the Philippines.
The Association used to hold office in a rented building facility which also served as free living quarters for elderly compatriots. To save on costs, after the elderly residents had passed on, the Association decided to give up the lease. Fortunately, the Honorary President, Mr. Henry Ah generously offered an office space in the corporate office of their family business, Liberty Bakery, as the CSWK secretariat office up to the present.
CHUN SUN WOI KWON is an affiliate member of the Grand Family Association of the Philippines, Philippines Federation of Filipino-Cantonese Association, Inc., and Philippines Alliance of Filipino-Cantonese Association. Members of these three umbrella organizations often join forces to organize charitable projects and social services which benefit the Filipino-Chinese community.
In accordance with the provision of their by-laws, the Board of Directors schedules the election and induction of new officers, holds quarterly meetings presided by the chairman, and convenes special meetings for urgent and special matters.
Despite concerted efforts by overseas Chinese in the Philippines to preserve the customs and traditions of their homeland, these are slowly disappearing due to acculturation. For instance, many of their second and generation descendants no longer speak Cantonese.
Realizing that they stand to lose their Chinese cultural identity altogether, if urgent and more effective measures are not undertaken to address this alarming concern, the Philippines Alliance of Filipino-Cantonese Association and the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. have organized several projects to enable overseas Chinese in the Philippines to rediscover their Chinese heritage.
For several years now, they have been offering free summer classes for non-speakers to learn Cantonese. Likewise, they have organized trips to China for those who desire to rediscover and absorb the culture of the motherland and trace ancestral roots. These trips, not only rekindle people’s pride in their rich Chinese culture, they also promote understanding among town-mates and create bonds with their ancestral heritage.
Officers of the Grand Family Association of the Philippines Visits Chung Sun Woi Kwon.
Members of the Grand Family Association of the Philippines, the administrative officer Mr. Ong Eng Chan(吳榮燦)，潘用揖，李國材，謝銘洲 and his associate 傅孫土 paid a visit to Chung Sun Woi Kwon (旅菲甄湯中山會館) on November 15, 2012. They were warmly received by the honorary President, Mr. Henry Ah and Mr. Max Ah, the President, Mr. Francis Yan, the Vice President, Ms. Judy Yan Co and the Women’s Group Representative, Mrs. Betty Ah.