Ushering Filipino Performing Artists to the Global Stage

Ushering Filipino Performing

Artists to the Global Stage


The Foundation, Recognizing the illustrious talent of the Filipino in various aspects of the performing arts, Founding Chairman Dr. Andrew L. Tan envisioned a roadmap that will further elevate Filipino entertainment to its rightful place on a global scale.

Thus, the Original Pilipino Performing Arts (OPPA) Foundation was born. Aiming to institutionalize efforts in the advancement of Philippine performing arts, OPPA lends budding artists a hand by way of scholarship grants in their respective fields—be it production design, dance, voice, scriptwriting, acting, among others.

During its launch last November 10, 2015, the foundation was able to solicit the support of partner schools which will follow a three-pillar plan that involves awarding academic assistance, production sponsorships, and international exchange programs for chosen beneficiaries.

With the renewed interest in local performing arts, OPPA is ready to embrace its role in promoting the performing arts through close collaboration with the academe and industry.


To make the Philippines a globally acclaimed country for its excellence in performing arts


To be the Philippines’ foremost partner in the advancement and promotion of local performing arts through:


Support the local industry by providing financial assistance through grants and scholarships.


Nurture the local industry by providing more avenues and opportunities for growth and development.


Elevate the standards and capabilities of the local industry by providing global expertise and resources.


Board of Trustees

Elevating the performing arts industry to world-class standards is a challenge that produces the ultimate reward. After pointing the way to the destination, Founding Chairman Dr. Andrew L. Tan must steer the ship towards that goal. To achieve this, the foundation has been entrusted to the hands of capable individuals that represent sectors with a vested interest in its success. Benefactors, producers, directors, and more importantly the artists themselves all share the responsibility of making sure that the foundation leaves a lasting legacy.

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Quality education and proper training are the pillars of a true professional. With partnerships in place among the country’s top academic institutions, the foundation looks to nurture home-grown talents in music, creative writing, and theater arts to develop highly skilled individuals that would take the industry to new heights and shine on a global stage.

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News & Updates

August 13, 2019
OPPA introduces its new batch of scholars for SY 2019-2020
OPPA scholars (L-R): Mica Mille Becerro, Brio Mikhail Divinagracia, Vanessa Ellaiza Jean Celestial, Arjay Rosales, Zackary Flynn, Roberta Marie Santos, Vincent Del Rosario. The Original Pilipino Performing Arts Foundation (OPPA),…
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April 30, 2019
Two OPPA scholars join this year’s Asian Youth Orchestra tour
PHOTO CAPTION: OPPA scholars Jose Marie “JM” Eserjose and Marloe Kyril Maruyama represent the country in the Asian Youth Orchestra. The prestigious orchestra will go on tour starting July this…
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February 11, 2019
OPPA: Letting Filipino talent take flight
  Nine young, aspiring artists have been named as the fifth batch of scholars of the Original Pilipino Performing Arts (OPPA) Foundation. The nine students receiving full scholarships for their…
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August 1, 2018
OPPA welcomes its biggest, most diverse batch of scholars
After five days of screenings in the rehearsal room of Resorts World Manila’s award-winning Newport Performing Arts Theater, 48 hopefuls where whittled down to 28 who now make up the…
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December 8, 2017
Ms. Gini Cruz Santos: Drawing Filipino artistry’s colourful path to global acclaim
Committed to the promotion of Filipino talent and the advancement of local performing arts, the Original Pilipino Performing Arts (OPPA) Foundation recently gave a hero’s welcome to one of the…
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