- National Artist for Dance “If I could have another lifetime and several more, I would definitely go back amongst my dear friends living in deep forest recesses or wedged in some slopes of high mountains to listen to tales of a rich culture, delight in the music, be one of them in dance and record their timeless traditions.” Read More   Ramon Arevalo Obusan ensures that the "Bahay ni Kuya" serves as a resource center for Philippine folk arts, traditions and performances spearheaded by the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group (ROFG) and the Batang ROFG. Read More   The Ramon Obusan Folkloric Foundation, Inc.

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Pamanang Yaman, mga Pagbabago at Pagpapatuloy ng Adhikaing Sinimulan

“Sa pagdiriwang ng ika-50 na anibersaryo ng Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, inihahatid ng Tanghalang Metropolitan ang MGA SAYAW NI RAMON OBUSAN : Pamanang Yaman, mga Pagbabago at Pagpapatuloy ng Adhikaing Sinimulan
Mapapanood ng LIVE ang pagtatanghal sa MET sa ika-21 ng Setyembre sa ganap na ika-3 ng hapon at ika-7 ng gabi.

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Palihang Pambata sa Bahay ni Kuya Mon

In line with the celebration of the 50th Founding Anniversary of the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Foundation, Inc. and the Cultural Center of the Philippines will conduct Palihang Pambata sa Bahay ni Kuya Mon, a specialized workshop for children about Philippine culture and arts on August 14, 2022, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This includes dance and music sessions integrating various aspects such as physical fitness, aesthetics, nature, and spirituality.

In its second year, the workshop will be in a ‘hybrid’ format wherein a limited number of participants will be accommodated for in-person and online setup.
The workshop aims:
(1) To develop art appreciation and cultural awareness among the youth;
(2) To train and develop creativity for children; and
(3) To produce resource materials that will supplement and respond to the need of the dance education curricula.

Tuloy ang Palabas sa MET Episode 8

“Bayang Pinapangarap : Mga awitin sa pagdiriwang ng ating kasarinlan”

Sa pagdiriwang ng ika-124 na anibersaryo ng Kalayaan ng ating bayan at sa ika-50 taon ng Orden ng mga Pambansang Alagad ng Sining (Order of National Artists), ihinahahatid ng Tanghalang Metropolitan ang konsiyertong BAYANG PINAPANGARAP: Mga Awitin sa Pagdiriwang ng ating Kasarinlan.

Manila Symphony Orchestra sa kumpas ni Pambansang Alagad ng Sining Ryan Cayabyab.




Tuloy ang Palabas sa MET Featuring Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group


Sa patuloy na paggunita sa ika-50 taon ng Orden ng mga Pambansang Alagad ng Sining (Order of National Artists) at sa pagdiriwang ng Pambansang Buwan ng mga Pamana, hatid ng Tanghalang Metropolitan ang ika-pitong episode ng Tuloy ang Palabas sa MET na pinamagatang FIESTA FILIPINAS tampok ang Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group.

Sa direksyon ni G. Jhunnard Jhordan S. Cruz at natatanging partisipasyon ng The Manila City Band sa pamumuno ni G. Daniel P. Quianzon; at ng The Closet Events and Image Styling Team sa pamumuno G. Norman P. Peñaflorida, atin pong masasaksihan ang iba’t-ibang pamana na nakaugat sa malalim na pananampalataya at makukulay na tradisyon ng mga Pilipino.



Vamos a Belen : Sama-samang Paggunita at Pagdiriwang – Belen Exhibit

A virtual exhibition of various ‘Belén’ collections of Ramon A. Obusan along with the Belén setup from different communities in the Philippines on December 28, 2021 @ 7:00 PM

Belén is a tableau representation of the nativity scene or the birth of Jesus Christ. Only a few people know that Ramon A. Obusan has an enormous Belén made from different ingenious materials collected from his local trips and international travel.

As Christmas practice, communities and parishes do not neglect to display their pleasing Beléns in different sizes and motifs that we hope will not vanish in due course. The project collaboration between Camareros de Quezon, a community-based organization based in Quezon Province, and the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Foundation Inc aims to revive and show the public the value and significance of Belén in Philippine Christmas tradition.

Guest Performers :
Jasmin Salvo (Soprano) , Karla Maria Diño (Pianist) , FCPC Baliktanaw , Oroquieta Chamber SIngers of Lucban Quezon , Musicondalla Performing Group

Vamos a Belen : Sama-samang Paggunita at Pagdiriwang – Pastores Dance Competition

The Ramon Obusan Folkloric Foundation Inc. in partnership with the  Cultural Center of the Philippines is holding Pastores Dance Competition, a national virtual dance competition on December 21, 2021. @ 7:00 PM

This competition aims to:

  1. To advance the Pastores research works of Ramon A. Obusan in the mainstream dance programs by providing additional learning resources through the use of various learning delivery modalities;
  2. To perpetuate the lost Pastores traditions in the Philippines based on Ramon A. Obusan’s researches by organizing a national competition that showcases aptitude and creativity resulting in artistic excellence; and
  3. To develop an appreciation of the traditional Pastores dances and music in the Philippines.

No registration fee will be required. This competition is open to all school-based, community-based, and professional folk dance troupes in the Philippines and abroad.

Vamos a Belen: Sama-samang Paggunita at Pagdiriwang – Performance

To start our holiday presentation, we are inviting everyone to watch the 2006 ROFG production of Vamos A Belen at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on December 11, 2021, at 7 PM on the ROFG YouTube Channel.
“Vamos A Belen 2006” has three high points, each one of them significant to the better understanding of the pastores tradition as the only nationwide celebrated Christmas tradition and the relevance of a production to the calamities that has befallen us. To one and all, may you have the most blessed and happiest Christmas!
– Ramon A. Obusan

Palihang Pambata sa Bahay ni Kuya Mon – Culminating Activity

Habang ang mundo’y bumabangon sa bagsik na dulot ng pandemya, mahalagang pakinggan at bigyang pansin ang kalagayan at kalusugan ng mga kabataan.
Ngayong World Children’s Day, halina’t samahan nyo kami sa pangwakas na programa ng Palihang Pambata sa Bahay ni Kuya Mon.


Glimpses of ASEAN

In commemoration of the 54th ASEAN Day, we are inviting everyone to celebrate with us via a special live streaming presentation of Glimpses of ASEAN. Learn ASEAN’s history and its objectives, and how Mr. Ramon A. Obusan created beautiful ASEAN-themed productions featuring dances from the member states as performed at the Cultural Center of the Philippines by the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group.

Join us as we unravel the exotic, diverse and mystical Asia.

One Man’s Impossible Dream – The ROFG Story

We commemorate the 83rd birth anniversary of our National Artist for Dance, Ramon A. Obusan.

“One Man’s Impossible Dream: The ROFG Story” is written by his sister Dulce A. Obusan. It revolves around his quest of documenting quintessential folklife of the people.

His legacy lives through the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group as bearers of our living culture and the legacy of our artistic traditions through Philippine folk dance and music.

The ROFG find ways of sharing the knowledge and passion of our cultural traditions even during this challenging times.

Lessons for a changed world : The Legacy of the indigenous peoples of the Philippines

The Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group is honoured to part of the Department of Foreign Affairs celebration of the 123rd anniversary of Philippine Independence and commemoration of 2021 as the year of Filipino Pre-Colonial Ancestors through this special online presentation, “Lessons for a Changed World: The Legacy of the Indigenous Peoples of the Philippines.”

Thank you so much Direk Floy Quintos.

Watch and celebrate our rich cultural heritage with us!

Yakan : The Sound of Tuntungan

The Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group invites you to the premiere of Yakan: The Sound of Tungtungan. A virtual educational series that will take you to the rich and colorful cultures and traditions of the Yakan people. Discover how instruments play a major part on certain life-cycle occasions and witness the religious syncretism in a Pagkawin or wedding festivities.

This Episode features exceptional Yakan musical instruments that are not just played in rituals, religious ceremonies and festivities but particularly towards the growing rice in hopes of “making it happy” to secure a good and bountiful harvest.

Herencia de Cuerdas : the Strings that Bind us

The Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group proudly ushers the celebration of Arts Month in collaboration with the CCP Arts Education Department the premiere of Herencia de Cuerdas. A virtual educational series as the ROFG continues to be bearers of our living culture and the legacy of our artistic tradition through Philippine folk dance performances accompanied by the music of the rondalla.. the strings that bind us.

This episode tackles the history of the Rondalla in the Philippines. Discuss and appreciate the sound created by the instruments. Its relationship to our culture and tradition and most specially its role in bringing life to our dances.


Tour the City of Manila with Mikey Bustos

Catch the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group at The TODAY SHOW WITH HODA AND JENNA in a series titled, “Today Takes You” where they highlight various countries around the globe. They’re featuring the Philippines! Mikey Bustos as their talent – giving us a tour of the Philippines through his eyes. Food, island hopping, city life, culture & dance of our country will all be showcased and we are excited for the world to see what the Philippines has to offer giving it a US platform it deserves. Let’s share our pride and heritage together! Mabuhay!

BRWN – Bangon!

The Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group is honoured to be part of the Bangon! music video by BRWN for CCP Kanto Kultura.

3oth South East Asian Games 2019 Opening Ceremony

The 30th SEA Games is bringing out the Pinoy spirit of bayanihan or community, as celebrated artists, production companies, youth groups, and many other organizations are uniting for the SEA Games 2019 Opening Ceremonies to be held on Nov. 30, at the Philippine Arena. The grand event is set to be an exposition of Filipino culture, and contemporary music and dance, and a testament to the collaboration of great talents. Indeed, it embodies the games’ credo of “We Win As One.”

The country’s premier folk dance company, the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, is also contributing their skills together with hundreds of students from at least 12 different schools and colleges in Metro Manila. They will be dancing in elaborately choreographed production numbers with sets and costumes made by topnotch Filipino visual artists and designers.


The ROFG presents standard or selected thematic programs depending on the occasion, venue, composition and audience number
(ex. Filipino, ASEAN, Japanese, mixed Asian, European, International, Asia Pacific, etc.).