Fe Martinez (photo above), who herself has a power packed resumé, has recruited a powerhouse team to back her run for the presidency of the Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc. (PIDCI) for 2011-2012, according to a statement to this paper.


Amor Ilao McGuinness and her husband Tom.


Award-winning Filipina painter and Filipino Reporter artist Zny Laygo (above) will open her one-woman show, “Vignettes,” at the gallery of the Philippine Center on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Sept. 1.

Renowned Filipino artist Manuel A. Rodriguez Sr. (above), father of Philippine Contemporary Printmaking, will launch his autobiography “Manuel A. Rodriguez Sr., His Life And Art,” written by Eva Florentino, on Sept. 16 (at 6 p.m.) at the Philippine Center on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

Philippine Fiesta main performers Ariel Rivera, Zsa-Zsa Padilla, Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco flanked with regional performers introduced by Ogie Afable, production director.

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