About Kaisa

Kaisa builds bridges of understanding and tolerance between cultures and between ages.

We are:

Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran (菲律濱華裔青年聯合会 Unity for Progress) 1987

Kaisa Heritage Center (華裔文化傳統中心) 1999

Bahay Tsinoy – Museum of the Chinese in Philippine Life  菲華歷史博物館

Chinben See Memorial Library 施振民紀念圖書館

Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran started on 28 August 1987, during the time when one of the bloodiest coups was being staged in the metropolis. It was a baptism of fire. Democracy has just been restored, and young Chinese Filipinos (Kaisa founders), felt it was a good time to launch a new organization. The logo shows two hands clasped together with one heart beating for our country and pushing the wheel of progress. Our desires were simple, although the mission ahead was gigantic.

Kaisa Heritage Center housing Bahay Tsinoy and the Chinben See Memorial Library opened its doors to the public on 19 January 1999.

Our thrusts are three pronged:

  • Cultural-educational – media, television shows, research, conferences, conventions, exhibits, museum
  • Social development – low cost housing, medicine assistance, relief and charity missions, outreach, literacy
  • Advocacy – anti-crime, restoration of peace and order, good governance political issues

KAISA’S 1-2-3 [1 one, 2 twos, 3 threes]

One Objective: Integration of the ethnic Chinese into mainstream Philippine society.

Two Targets

  • The greater Philippine society
  • The ethnic Chinese community

Two-Pronged Activities

  • Cultural/ Educational work
  • Social development work

Three social development activities

  • Alay Medisina
  • Alay Dunong
  • Alay Kalinga

Three cultural/ educational activities

  • Tulay & Integration 融合
  • Publications
  • Research

Three valued possessions

  • Kaisa Heritage Center
  • Bahay Tsinoy collections
  • Chinben See Memorial Library collections


  • Benito Cu Uy Gam Hall
  • Pao Shih Tian Hall
  • Teh Siu Yong Limpe Hall
  • Research Center
  • Awat Keng Auditorium

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Contact us: (63-2) 85276083, 85266796, (63) 927 760 9638 .8901357, [email protected] || Visit us: 32 Anda corner Cabildo Streets, Intramuros, Manila, PH 1002