PHILIPPINES HISTORAMA is a cultural show consisting of short plays,
songs and dances that depict significant periods of Philippine history.
HISTORAMA is highly praised for its contribution to cultural awareness.
Co-written by historian Atty. Bernie Julve and community leader Carmelita
Salonga Tapia, with input and advice from the Philippine Consulate General
in Vancouver, it was first presented to the public on June 9, 2012 at the
Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver as part of a series of events
commemorating the 114th anniversary of Philippine Independence from
Spanish rule. The Oregon presentation is sponsored by Jaime Lim and
Dory Osilla Lim/PACCO in collaboration with the Council of Filipino American
Associations of Oregon and Southwest Washington (CFAA). The grand production
in Salem culminates the observance of the Filipino American History Month in October.
The music of HISTORAMA consists mostly of patriotic and revolutionary hymns
contemporaneous with key historical events, evoking the Filipino people’s epic
struggles against colonial misrule. All the numbers are performed by seasoned
actors, dancers, singers and cultural performers supported by over 50 local
dancers and stage volunteers from Oregon.