About Us

The Philippine-American Association of Alabama Incorporated (PAAA), is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization established in 1988 and located in Huntsville, Alabama. The over-arching goals of the Association are to promote brotherhood and unity and preserve the traditions and culture of the Philippines. Our members come from North Alabama and Southern Tennessee. Membership inquiries can be directed to the Membership committee.

The Association regularly participates in events at schools, churches, and other organizations in order to spread awareness of Filipino traditions, culture and cuisine.

We also host events for the membership for Valentines Day, Easter,(Republic of the Philippines) Independence Day (June), (United States) Independence Day (Fourth of July), Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. These functions typically feature a potluck meal of traditional Filipino dishes mixed with American fare as well as entertainment and games.

The Association awards three students each from the elementary school, middle school, and high school levels for outstanding academic performance. We also award two scholarships to deserving college students; one for merit and the other for merit plus need.

Our Association’s day-to-day activities are managed by elected officers (the Executive Board) while a Board of Directors provides oversight of the general operation of affairs, property and finances of the Association. These governing bodies operate under the umbrella of state law and the PAAA Constitution and Bylaws.