Established during the 1969-1970 school year, Mga Kapatid (MK), Tagalog for "My Siblings" or "My Brothers and Sisters", is a social, cultural, and academic organization for the Pilipino American community at UCD. Other organizations have stemmed from Mga Kapatid, including Filipino Association for Health Careers (FAHC), BRIDGE: Pilipino/a Outreach and Retention Program, and Filipinos in Liberal Arts and Humanities (FILAH), which are all part of the Fil-Am Community.
Their mission statement is, "The purpose of this organization shall be to provide personal, social, cultural and academic support; to spread political awareness and consciousness on issues relevant to the Pilipino American community; to support and encourage the purposes and activities of BRIDGE: Pilipino/a Outreach and Retention Program, Chi Rho Omicron (XPO), Filipino Association for Health Careers (FAHC), Filipinos in Liberal Arts and Humanities (FILAH), Kappa Psi Epsilon (KPsiE), and Pilipino Americans in Science and Engineering (PASE); to enhance appreciation for Pilipino culture and heritage; to promote appreciation for, and develop the significance of the Pilipino community in the University of California, Davis and in today’s society; and to always aspire to maintain an organizational atmosphere that lives up to our name, Mga Kapatid."
Events & Programs
Mga Kapatid also has it's own Big Sib/Lil Sib Program (BS/LS). It is a peer mentorship program that partners a Big Sib, an established UC Davis student, with a Lil Sib, usually an incoming freshman or transfer student. Big Sib’s mentor their Lil Sib’s through their transition into the university by serving as a personal and social resource, from offering advice to providing academic tutoring. BS/LS pairings occur at the beginning of each quarter, for more information please contact the current BS/LS coordinators.
During Fall quarter, MK participates in Friendship Games in Fullerton, CA during the month of October. Friendship Games is hosted by CSU Fullerton and is an event for all the FilAm clubs in California, Nevada, and Hawaii to come together and play picnic games against each other. Mga Kapatid practices the games throughout fall quarter leading up to Friendship Games in the grassy area of the quad.
The largest event is the annual Pilipino Culture Night in May. PCN is a completely student-run event that showcases the Pilipino and Pilipino-American culture through scripts, acting, singing, and dances. Practices occur every Sunday in Wellman Hall from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM.
Other events hosted by Mga Kapatid include Fil-Am Thanksgiving Dinner (November), Tahoe Trip (February), and MK Bash (June).
Mga Kaptatid has three performance groups: MK Choir, MK Modern, and MK Vintage Dance Troupe. All three groups are student led and organized and perform at venues both on and off campus.
- MK Choir Directors 2014-2015: Bryan Eglan & Yvette To
- MK Modern Directors 2014-2015: Calvin Leung, Yumiko Nakano & Grace Sim (Executive), Nikko Alegre & Monica Ota (Artistic)
- MK Vintage Dance Troupe 2014-2015: Chryslea Cosme, Sandra Gutierrez, Timmy Panganiban, Trystan Velasco
MK Board 2014-2015
- PRESIDENT: Alyssa Marie Limbo
- ViCE PRESIDENT: Annica Asilo
- TREASURER: Elena Nicdao
- SECRETARY: Abby Saavedra
- FUNDRAISING CHAIR: Annie Yu
- ACADEMIC CHAIR: Aldrich Tan
- COMMUNITY CULTURAL: Nikko Alegre & Adrian Ang
- BIG SIB/LITTLE SIB: Alex Chan & Mellanie DeGuzman
- BALITAAN: Abby Salvador
- SPORTS COORDINATOR: Monica Gonzales
- HERSTORIAN: Katherine Zon Clavel
- PUBLIC RELATIONS: Robie Camaquin & Sidney Salvador
- PCN COORDINATORS: Kristy Lauron & Michael McClain
- TRIPS COORDINATOR: Almany Kabba
- WEBMASTER: Irina Adao
- MK MODERN REPRESENTATIVE: Kenji Santillan
- DANCE TROUPE REPRESENTATIVE: Alyssa Binongcal
- CHOIR REPRESENTATIVE: John Saludez
Current and former Presidents
- 2014-2015: Alyssa Marie Limbo
- 2013-2014: Michelle Martin
- 2012-2013: Norman Borgonia
- 2011-2012: Bennett Lumban
- 2010-2011: Kenneth Flores
- 2009-2010: Jobelle Duka
- 2008-2009: Raphael "Rap" Sarmiento
- 2007-2008: Chris "Tops" Laparan
- 2006-2007: Marvin Zamora
- 2005-2006: Eric Zamora
- 2004-2005: David Salomon
- 2003-2004: Jay Dela Cruz
- 2002-2003: Michele Cortez
- 2001-2002: Mark Javier
- 2000-2001: Bobby G. Roy
- 1999-2000: John Yap
- 1998-1999: Michelle Villaluz
- 1997-1998: Avon Angeles
- 1996-1997: Jason Valdellon
- 1995-1996: Nico Tuason
- 1994-1995: Ann Boncaron
- 1986-1987: Gene Moreno
- 1985-1986: Juhn Verano
- 1984-1985: Josephine Rubio
- 1969-1970: Albert Balingit
Mga Kapatid can also be found at the following web-sites: Official Web-site: http://www.mgakapatid.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/225419917511566/ MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/mgakapatid MK Choir: https://www.facebook.com/groups/223409727669154/ MK Modern: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mkmodern/ MK Vintage Dance Troupe: https://www.facebook.com/groups/252075351035/