The Pearl of Balboa Park – San Diego, CA

House of the Philippines Cottage Fundraiser Hits Milestone

San Diego, CA – The House of the Philippines announced today that the campaign to construct a new standalone cottage in Balboa Park has reached over $100,000. The next milestone is to raise $70,000 by March 1 to begin the construction permit process. The campaign goal is $350,000 for construction, new displays, audio/visual equipment, and an endowment for operations.

The campaign has received increasing community support from the Filipino American Women’s Club, the Fil-Am Cultural Organization, and COPAO and over 50 private donations. The new cottage is part of a major expansion of the House of Pacific Relations International Cottages in Balboa Park that includes cottages for Colombia, India, Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Palestine, Panama, Peru, and Turkey. With a dedicated building, HOP leaves the House of the France with whom it shares the current building. The new cottage provides an improved display area, expanded hours, and increased programming to better serve visitors to Balboa Park and the Filipino community.

About the House of the Philippines

For over 50 years since 1961, the House of the Philippines has promoted Filipino culture in Balboa Park, the cultural heart of San Diego, to county residents and tourists alike. HOP, along with 32 other Houses representing various countries and cultures, make up the House of Pacific Relations, a unique organization that maintains the International Cottages, a section of Balboa Park dedicated to sharing cultures with the public.

The House of the Philippines is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Tax ID 33-0512105). Visit the to learn more about honoring a family member or leaving a legacy gift for future generations through your tax-deductible donation.


To learn more about the campaign, please contact:

Sam Besa

12363 Dormouse Rd

San Diego, CA 92129-4517

(858) 538-8706

[email protected]