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Secretary Jesus Dureza (center) with Consul General Theresa Dizon-de Vega, Fr. Adolfo Novio, and representatives of sponsoring organizations of the 3rd night of Simbang Gabi sa Konsulado.

NEW YORK (iiNNS) — The age-old tradition celebrated through the years by the Filipino and Filipino-American community of the Greater New York area returns this year at the Kalayaan Hall on the second floor of the Philippine Center on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue (556 Fifth Avenue between 45th and 46th Street) with the usual nine-day Novena of Filipino advent masses celebrated and sponsored by different Filipino organizations as follows (on weekdays Masses start at 6 p.m.; and on Saturday and Sunday Masses start at 3 p.m.):

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Social impact innovator Advancement for Rural Kids, Inc. (ARK) and cross-cultural learning stalwart Global Playground come together for BAHAY : home, an art exhibit and cocktail benefit to provide for classrooms in the Philippines swept by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

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DR. PROSPERO A. LIM

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Dignitaries at Fiesta In America 2016’s ribbon-cutting ceremonies at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, N.J. on Aug. 13. First row, l.-r.: Philippine Commercial Attaché Katrina Banzon, Freeholder Tom Sullivan of Bergen County, Councilwoman-at-large Joyce Watterman, Consul Chowdury Sultana Perveen of the Consulate of Bangladesh, Paulo Avelino, Julia Montes, Mr. Roberto Teo, Philippine Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo, Fiesta In America President and CEO Nanding Mendez and Laura Garcia of Silliman University Alumni Association NY-NJ. Second row, l.-r.: Secaucus Councilman Bill McKeever, Goya Foods’ Meriterese Racanelli, Mahwah Councilman Jonathan Wong, Assemblyman Tim Eustace and Jersey City Council President Rolando Lavarro.

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