About the Philippines Center

About the Philippines Center

Sunset over the Makati City skyline in Manila, Philippines. (Canlasa//Flickr)

Asia Society Philippine Foundation, Inc. was established in 1999 with a mission to promote understanding of Asia through education. Set at the center of the ancient trade routes of the Pacific, the Asia Society office in Manila is perfectly positioned to play an active role in building cultural bridges—not only between America and Asia, but between America and the whole of the Southeast Asia region.

ASPF presents the uniqueness and diversity of cultures through lectures, exhibitions, films, seminars, conferences, and travel study tours.  The Philippines Center has also developed special programs that represent the culture and achievements of Filipino culture, chief among them, the Filipino and Proud series and the Kulinarya project. ASPF also serves as the secretariat for the Philippines 21 Young Leaders Initiative, a local charter of the Asia 21 Young Leaders Initiative.



ASPF is a non-profit foundation accredited by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC) and is supported by membership contributions from foundations, institutions, corporations, and individuals. All donations made to Asia Society Philippines are tax-deductible.

Membership to Asia Society is open to individuals, families, and organizations who would like to participate in dynamic exchanges on arts and culture, education, foreign policy, business, and other matters of regional interest.

May 4, 2009
by Jeff Tompkins