In each installment of this series, we will be highlighting one lesser-known group on campus. For this week’s Student Group Spotlight, we interviewed Randy Puno (COL ’16) of Club Filipino.
If you could describe Club Filipino in five words or less, what would they be?
Food, Family, and Fun!
How can people get involved with Club Filipino?
Literally come (hungry) to one of our events, and congratulations, you’re in CF! We’ll pair you up with a Kuya (big brother) or Ate (big sister) and welcome you into the club!
What’s your favorite part about being involved in Club Filipino?
We have a family structure called “Kuya-Ate-Kapatid” (“Big brother-big sister-sibling”) which pairs each of us up with a big in our first year in CF. We’re also members of one of four Families, with different pairs of bigs and littles that hang out together and compete! Especially as a college freshman thousands of miles away from home, I really loved having a group of people to welcome me into Georgetown and take care of me as I tried to navigate the jungle that is college.
What kind of events does Club Filipino put on?
We have events geared towards club bonding (like movie nights, Field Day and Secret Spamta), learning about the Philippines and its culture (Il Papa in Manila, lectures by Filipinos and concerts), and food (Barrio Fiesta, Taste of the Philippines) and our biggest event is Bayanihan, our annual cultural show and dinner. This year, it will be on Saturday, April 11 at 7:00 pm in Fisher Colloquium!
Thanks Randy for answering our questions! RSVP for Bayanihan here! And check out Club Filipino’s FB page here.