MIT Folk Ensemble


As part of the community outreach initiatives of Manzanillo International Terminal-Panama, S.A., the need arises to provide spaces within the terminal so that its employees could develop performing arts through the enhancement of traditions, dances, and customs of our country. Therefore, on June 6, 2019, the Manzanillo International Terminal-Panama, S.A. Folk Projection Ensemble (CPFM) was created.

This group is made up of direct collaborators who come from different departments, as well as by contractor personnel who provide service at the terminal and have performed in various scenarios within the company that the MIT Volunteer Group carries out and in external activities, as well as important folkloric events with outstanding participation as the Thousand Polleras Parade, January 2020.

Among the presentations made we can highlight:

  • Presentation in a play "Messes in a warehouse in the Free Zone"
  • MIT Double Rope Jump Contest
  • MIT International Volunteer Day
  • IPER graduation
  • MIT Homeland Month Celebration
  • CPFM Folk Gala



“Represent Manzanillo International Terminal-Panama, S.A. and to Colón, through the enhancement of the dances, traditions and customs of Panama, as part of our projection of corporate responsibility towards the community.”



"To be considered as part of the best folk groups at the national level."


Principles, Ethical Values, ​​and Relationship Policies with the different interest groups

The Group of Folk Projections of Manzanillo International Terminal-Panama, S.A. (CPFM) is governed by the principles, ethical values, ​​and policies of relationship with the different interest groups highlighted in the Code of Ethics of Manzanillo International Terminal-Panama, S.A.



  • Among the objectives of the Group of Folkloric Projections of Manzanillo International Terminal-Panama, S.A. (CPFM) are found:
  • Provide spaces where its collaborators can develop activities that promote knowledge of the national culture
  • Train dancers with extensive knowledge of the dances, typical clothing, and traditions of our country
  • Represent Manzanillo International Terminal-Panama, S.A. in activities inside and outside the terminal, leaving the name of our province high



The Group of Folk Projections of Manzanillo International Terminal-Panama, S.A. (CPFM) is directed by Prof. Luis Rodríguez

Specialist in teaching folk dances for children and young people, with 20 years dedicated to our folklore.

He graduated from the National School of Folklore Dora Pérez de Zárate, where he obtained the title of Superior Technician in Folklore and Folklore Applied to Education.

He has participated in different folk groups such as:

  • Folkloric Ensemble of the Abel Bravo School, DAPSA,
  • National Company of Panama,
  • Folkloric Ensemble of the Colon Free Zone,
  • Folkloric Company of Hector de Hoyos.

Achievements as a folklorist to highlight:

  • Recognition at the Mejorana Festival in Guararé, as Cultural Manager and Member of the Ministry of Culture in Colón.
  • First place in the contest "La Damita de la Pollera, 2019"
  • Second place in the Cumbia modality in the Manuel F. Zárate Regional Singing and Voice Contest



The Folk Projection Ensemble welcomes all employees of MIT and contracting companies serving MIT to participate in rehearsals and performances.

They are current members of the Ensemble:


Stephanie Smith, Maria Rodriguez, Kenisha Robinson, Karina Dominguez, Yuritzel Cardenas,

Karina Chérigo, Oris Martinez, Katherine Davis, Ayerin González, Conie Ifill, Adriana Amaya,

Belkis González, Nilka Cedeño, Karina Rojas, Yaciela Galván, Jennifer King, Dayanara Antioco.


Aris Bonilla, Gabriel Vargas, Kevin Holder, Alvin Reynolds, Oscar Rodriguez, Edwin Russell,

Daniel Molinar, Toribio Diaz, Gabriel Banque.




Phone: (507) 430-9851/ 9816 / 9830
Fax: (507) 430-9809

Panama City, Panamá

Phone: (507) 304-8200
Fax: (507) 304-8233
Building 201 - Corozal Este (next to the railway passenger station)
Omar Torrijos Herrera Avenue, Ancon

Colon City, Panamá

Phone: (507) 430-9800
Fax: (507) 430-9809
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