Philippine Embassy in Canberra

Welcome to the Cultural Gallery of the Philippine Embassy in Australia! This is an online platform of resources curated by the Embassy for the Fillipino-Australian community and anyone who is interested to learn more about the rich cultural heritage of the Philippines. We invite you to explore this webpage for videos, photos and activities on Filipino cuisine, art, tourism, language and many more.

In celebration of the 122nd Anniversary of Proclamation of Philippine Independence, the Embassy partnered with Kublai Millan, Adarna House and Mama Sita’s for activities that families can do in the comfort of our own homes.

Kublai Millan is a Mindanao-based artist known for his giant sculptures. He holds a degree in Fine Arts from the University of the Philippines. His landmark sculptures include Sultan Kudarat’s “Kampilan” in Maguindanao, the “Risen Christ” at the Christ the King Church in Tagum City and the giant durian monument at the Davao International Airport. Kublai is also a painter and a father.

Adarna House is a leading publisher of children’s books and Filipino literature in the Philippines. It was founded by National Artist for Literature Virgilio Almario. Today, Adarna House is known for its advocacy in promoting reading and learning among Filipino children expanding to digital resources to reach Filipino children beyond the Philippines (

Mama Sita’s is a well-known Philippine brand of sauces and mixes. Mama Sita’s brings to the world the flavors of the Philippines through its ready to use sauces and mixes with the aim of ensuring that Filipino children around the world will grow up enjoying the richness of Philippine cuisine. Mama Sita’s products are available in over 2,000 retail outlets (Asian and non-Asian) in Australia and New Zealand.