The SIMEONA F. CHANYUNGCO LAHING KAYUMANGGI MANANAYAW NG MARIKINA (SFCLKM) INC. is composed of young and professional individuals whose aim is to promote arts and culture thru dance. Back in 1957 Lahing Kayumanggi Cultural Dance Troupe (LKCDT)was founded in Roosevelt San Roque as it's official School Dance Organization and one of it's Founder is Mrs.Simeona F. Chanyungco when she was the School Physical Education Teacher. Later It was formed again in July 2011 as Lahing Kayumanggi ng Marikina (LKM), through the initiatives of Mr. Vincent Soliven, Ms. Margarette Salonga and Mrs. Simeona F. Chanyungco. On the first year, LKM focused its program on cultural performances both for public and private events. In 2013, in honor of our mentor the late Mrs.Simeona F. Chanyungco, the group was officially re-named as SIMEONA F. CHANYUNGCO LAHING KAYUMANGGI MANANAYAW NG MARIKINA INC. (SFCLKM). It was officially registered on February 20, 2013 with S.E.C. under the group’s original board members as follows: Vincent Soliven Founding President, Margarette Salonga-Badillo Vice President, Riza Antonio Treasurer, Medralyn Hampac Corporate Secretary, Patrick Dimasu-ay Auditor and Michael John Villaresto PRO. SFCLKM has also received accreditation from the City Government of Marikina through Community Relations Office.
SFCLKM has been formed and inspired by our mentor, the late Simeona F. Chanyungco who has been proclaimed with awards and recognition by the city of Marikina as one of its Local Artists, for her prowess and contribution to the art of Philippine Folk Dance. In fulfilling her Master's degree in dance, our late National Artist awardee, Francisca Reyes Aquino took Mrs. Chanyungco under her wing, and together they traveled from town to town, and worked together on folk dance researches. Her teaching career also involved "fighting" for folk dance to be permanently part of the school's Physical Education curriculum, not just for the sake of dancing but for our youth to recognize the importance of our Filipino culture and history through the art of folk dance. She even committed to this objective abroad, by providing free dance workshops during her yearly visits to New York, which were always celebrated with a fund raiser dance event where she donated all the profits to the local parish church she attended there.
Since the inception of SFCLKM, the group has continued to promote Mrs. Chanyungco’s dance researches on Marikina’s very own folk dances namely Lerion, Balse Marikina and Libad from San Mateo, Rizal, through our participation in community and church events, public school workshops, dance competitions and reach out programs. As part of our advocacies the group conducts annual programs for the community such as:
PAGMULAT (2013-2015,2017-2019) dance workshop for public and private schools, PAGLINANG (2014,2016, 2018 & 2020) dance workshop for teachers and folk dance practitioners, PAMANA (2014-2021) cultural concert for the community, PAGBABAHAGI (2013-2020)outreach program for the elders, PANATA (2013-2021) participating in different senakulo 2014-2017 while PAGNINILAY was organised 2018-2021 our very own Dance Senakulo and every month of May teaching Lerion Dance every feast of Our Lady of Abandoned since 2013 SALIN-SINING (2015-2019) a dance appreciation workshop tru dance and INDAYOG SUMMER DANCE CAMP (2014-2019) workshop of different dance genre.
We also make sure that we take time for encouraging team work, by focusing on the values of mentoring and establishing long term relationships with one another through workshops and fellowship we have held such as:
PASASALAMAT (2013-2020) year end thanks giving and christmas party for members TATAK SIMEONA (2014-2021) teambuilding workshop exclusively for members PAGTITIPON (2014,2016 & 2018) cultural show exclusively for member’s families and friends
SFCLKM also participates annually in different National and International events such as PASINAYA of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (2014-2019), INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY (2015-2017) and SAYAW PINOY NATIONAL DANCE COMPETITION (2013-2016 & 2018-2019) of National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), SINGKABAN FESTIVAL (2015-2016) of Bulacan, CONCERT AT THE PARK (2014-2019) of National Parks and Development Committee, ASEAN TOURISM FORUM (2016) & TOURISM FIESTA (2017) of Department of Tourism and different local events and being part of Golden Celebration of ASEAN 50TH at PICC, BlueLeaf, Sofitel and CCP Grounds (2017) AAP 78th Anniversary (2018) NCCA INTERNATIONAL DANCE XCHANGE (2020) Through the years SFCLKM has developed close affiliations with other organizations that have resulted in numerous joint ventures. These groups include: MARIKINA DANCE GUILD (2011-2012), SOLEMNE MINISTRY (2012,2015,2017, 2019, & 2021), PLMAR DANCE TROUPE (2012-2013), CONFRADIA OUR LADY OF THE ABANDONED (2012-2019), OLA YOUTH (2013 & 2016), SNES MALAYA MUSIC AND DANCE ENSEMBLE (2013-2019), ST.JUDE CATHOLIC SCH DANCE TROUPE (2013), BAYANIHAN PHILIPPINES NATIONAL FOLK DANCE COMPANY (2013), PHILIPPINE FOLK DANCE SOCIETY (2013), DOUGLAS NIERRAS POWERDANCE (2013), INFINITE MOTION DANCERS (2013,2017-2018), SAYAW SINING (2013-2014), INFANT JESUS ACADEMY DANCE TROUPE (2013-2014 & 2016), TEATRO MARIKEÑO INC. (2013-2017), SANGHIYAS DANCE INK (2013-2014), TALENTONG LINANG BATANG GALING (2013-2014), MALANDAY KALINANGAN ANAK NG BAYAN (2014), TEATRO MIGUEL (2014), MARIKEÑO BLOG (2014-2017), MARIKIT-NA RADIO NET (2014), UNITED ARTS GUILD (2014), TEATRO NI JUAN (2014-2017 & 2020), MCS PROD (2014-2017), MSAYC CULTURAL DANCE ARTIST (2015-2016), BINHIRAYA PERFORMING ARTS GUILD (2015-2016), STO.NIÑO HIGHSCHOOL DANCE TROUPE (2015), MARIKINA DOG BARKADAHAN (2015-2017), IKARUS-DITO BAHAY NG SINING (2015-2018), EXCELLERATE DANCE COMPANY (2016-2017), PLMARDT ALUMNI (2016), SANLAHI PANGKAT MANANAYAW UPHS DALTA (2016), GOOD LIFE ADVOCATE (2016-2017), CORO AMADEO (2016-2017), FAD MODELING INC (2016-2019), UP FILIPINIANA DANCE GROUP (2017-2020), SINAG TALA PANGKAT MANANAYAW NG CES (2017-2019) SALIN LAHI MANANAYAW NG PES (2017-2019) JCI MARIKINA MARIKIT (2018-2019) MARIKINA HIGHSCHOOL CULTURAL GROUP (2018-2019) SINDAW PHILIPPINES PERFORMING ARTS GUILD (2013-2019) BODY ARCHIVE (2021)
Having had the opportunity to work side by side with Mrs. Simeona F. Chanyungco, in her various projects, all the SFCLKM members take pride in being able to carry on her same passionate dedication to dance and continue her legacy. As members of SFCLKM continue to promote Filipino art and culture through dance, each one of us take pride in our deep commitment to carry on the legacy of the pioneers of Philippine Folk Dance, not only by restaging their works with utmost artistic and excellent performance levels, but also with hopes of engaging our audiences to be inspired in appreciating this rich form of art of Dance.
*WCOPA Audition Passer for 2020 delegates 🇵🇭 October 3,2019 *SFCLKM is awarded by Junior Chamber International Philippines for Youth Excellence Award as Cultural Volunteer last April 29,2018 at Marikina Polytechnic College *SINGKABAN FESTIVAL FolkDance Competition Catergory 4th Placer 2016 SFCLKM Hymn "Taga Ilog ang tawag sa Amin Buhay Kultura Pagsubok at Pagbangon, Kami ang LAHING KAYUMANGGI Dangal ng Marikina at buong Nasyon. Binabantayog Angking Produkto Tatak Marikeno Binabantayog Angking Talento Tatak Pilipino." Lyrics by Marvin Cruz Music by Sonny Santos
Meaning of the Logo: Derived from the Baybayin writing that corresponds to LA, KA, MA syllables as shortened LAhing KAyumanggi MArikina and an abstract illustration of "Katok" figure from the Dance Lerion
VISION: TO ENRICH THE LEGACY OF MRS. SIMEONA F. CHANYUNGCO'S DANCE RESEARCHES AND MARIKINA'S CULTURAL HERITAGE TRU DANCE TO THE HIGHGEST STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONALISM IN ORDER TO ATTAIN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION
MISSION: TO PROMOTE AND CONDUCT VARIOUS PROGRAMS FOR THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT AMONG MEMBERS AND FOR THE COMMUNITY AS A TOOL FOR CULTURAL AWARENESS AND SUSTAINABILITY OF TRADITIONAL AND MODERN ASPECT OF ARTS AND CULTURE TRU DANCE.
Contact Details: Mr. Ronald Vincent B. Soliven - Executive Artistic Director