The Confucius Institute at the University of the Philippines (CI-UP) joined forces with the UP Chinese Students Association (UPCSA) for a 3-day cultural programs that brought partner institutions together which have been benefiting from our Chinese-language teachers: the Bureau of Immigration, Department of Foreign Affairs-Foreign Service Institute, University of Makati, Mabalacat City College, and City College of Angeles (CCA).

CI-UP Philippines has a vision for preserving the best of Chinese culture and recognizes the impact of Chinese-Filipinos to the Philippines’ culture and identity. Here are the highlights of this year’s celebration of the Chinese Spring Festival: 

  • “Redefining Made in China” showcased the Chinese inventions and achievements
  • “Tempo of China” is a photo exhibit of Contemporary China
  • Chinese cultural songs and dances extravaganza entertained the students, faculty, staff, community and CI-UP partners
  • Dog show organized jointly with the Compassion and Responsibility for Animals group
  • Wuzhu and Beyond
  • Grand Pakain included dumpling-making, noodles, etc.
  • Mask-making, Mandarin 101, paper-cutting and folding, calligraphy, Chinese games

In his message for the Chinese New Year, Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte said the Philippines shares a long and colorful history” with the Chinese. This enduring friendship has contributed to our rich culture, stimulated trade between our nations and fortified the foundation of our continuing quest for economic development. 

Dr. Lourdes Tanhueco-Nepomuceno
Director, Confucius Institute-UP