Fil-Am memorial tribute for Amor Ilao-McGuiness

SEPT. 23—A memorial tribute for the late Amor Ilao McGuinness will be hosted by the Filipino-American community at 7 p.m. at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The event, “A Life of Faith, Love & Music,” will feature a memorial prayer service, eulogy and musical tribute. For particulars, call Nimia Lacebal 973.338.1204, Dr. Connie Uy 973.575.7431, Gerry Austria 201.238.1785, Gani Puertollano 908.230.6468 or Aida Ramos 917.584.5988.

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UERM Medical Foundation golf tourney, Polynesian luau in N.Y. (Re-scheduled due to Tropical Storm Irene)

SEPT. 24—UERM Medical Foundation, Inc. will host golf tournament in the morning, followed by Polynesian Luau, at Villa Esmeralda, 2 Pine Tree Lane, Old Westbury, New York. Contact persons are Dr. Emilio Quines Jr. 917.254.2945, Dr. Fely David-Quines 631.669.8167, Dr. Jun Caguiat 516.625.2789, Drs. Alex & Debbie Bobila 201.788.8779, Dr. Ber de la Merced 973.699.1849, Dr. Teofila Malanum-Santos 516.569.6504, Dr. Frank Rabadam 631.475.8212, Dr. Francis Talangbayan 610.563.6756, Dr. Felix Evangelista 732.322.3883, or Dr. Ray Duque 516.626.1664.

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Consular outreach in N.H.

SEPT. 24—The Philippine Consulate General will conduct a consular outreach in Manchester, New Hampshire. It will be hosted by the Filipino-American Friendship Society of New Hampshire at Comfort Inn Queen City, 298 Queen City Avenue, Manchester, NH 03102. Passport applicants by appointment; walk-in for dual citizenship and legalization of documents. Contact persons are Aida Jacques 603. 340.1891 and Josie Janz 603.759.3982. Visit www.pcgny.net for all requirements and other information.

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D’Balayans Summer Outing

SEPT. 24—D’Balayans(East Coast) will hold it’s Annual Summer Outing at  Liberty Park, Morris Pesin Drive, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305 starting from 9am till afternoon. For more information: Please contact: poly_gonzales @yahoo.com; phone 201-384-1370 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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San Lorenzo Celebration

SEPT. 24—The Filipino Commission in the Diocese of Paterson cordially invites you to join us in the celebration of the 24th Sainthood of San Lorenzo Ruiz, the First Filipino Saint & Martyr at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church- 10 Francis Say, Passaic, NJ 07055 starting at 5pm. Most Rev. Arthur J. Serratelli, S.T.D., S.S.L., D.D, Bishop of Paterson will be the main celebrant at the 5:00 PM Eucharistic Celebration. Fellowship to follow after the mass in the school Auditorium. For more info: Call or e-mail - Tony & Ida Uri (973-641-6574), This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Mila Burdeos (973-333-3402), This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Philippine-American Medical Society of NJ 41st Anniv. Ball

SEPT.24—The Philippine-American Medical Society of New Jersey and its Foundation cordially invites you to celebrate its 41st Anniversary and Inaugural Ball at Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, NJ. Donation: $100 per person (tax-deductible to the fullest extent permissible by law). Attire: Formal/Black tie optional. Music by DJ Mel Panaligan. For more info, contact: Elvira C. Remo, M.D. 609-898-6384 or 619-791-5110.

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USTNAA dinner dance, reunion at Astoria Manor

SEPT. 24—The University of Santo Tomas Nurses Alumni Association of the Tri-State, Inc. will hold its annual dinner-dance and annual reunion to benefit its scholarship project. It will be held at Astoria World Manor at 25-22 Astoria Blvd., Astoria, New York, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Rexie Dator Tagle and Linda Dubao, president and vice president, respectively, said the fundraiser provides scholarship grant to one poor but deserving nursing student in the Philippines every year. They said 11 scholars have graduated over the years. Donation to the event is $80 (in advance), and $85 (at the door). Attire is formal. For reservations, call Rexie Dator Tagle 718.639.2658, Linda Dubai 718.335.3431, Esther Laserna 718.281.1594 or Ian Saludares 845.429.0903.

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Madrigal Singers in concert at St. Pius X Scarsdale, N.Y.

SEPT. 25—The Philippine Madrigal Singers, an internationally acclaimed choir from the University of the Philippines, will have a concert at St. Pius X Church in Scarsdale, New York, at 5 p.m. to raise funds  for the renovation of the church. Once described by a European Choral Grand Prix juror as “the most beautiful sound on earth,” the Philippine Madrigal Singers or the “Madz,” have gained international acclaim through their musical versatility and world class artistry, earning them numerous awards. The Philippine Madrigal Singers U.S. concert will have an entourage of 22 singers under the direction of Mark Anthony Carpio as choirmaster and will include: 5 sopranos, 4 altos, 5 tenors, and 5 basses. The Madz bring a wide repertoire of various styles and forms including renaissance and classical music, international folksongs, as well as contemporary and popular music. General admission is $35, and may be purchased by calling 914.725.2755. The choir loft (seats 20) is also Save the Date 2 available for a private party or group.

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Pinoy restaurant week at Bayanihan cultural fest

SEPT. 25—The Philippine Forum and the Bayanihan Community Center, in support of the Filipino restaurant owners in Western Queens, launches Bayanihan Pinoy Restaurant Week on the day of the 3rd Annual Bayanihan Cultural Festival. From Sept. 25 to Oct. 2, Filipino food will be highlighted as a contending cuisine in New York City. For particulars, contact Matthew Cheirs at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Yancy Gandionco at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 718-565-8862.

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PIDCI elections at Lovin Life Learning Center NYC

OCT. 1—The Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc. (PIDCI) will hold its election of new officers at the Lovin Life Learning Center at 4  West 43rd Street, between Fifth Avenue and the Avenue of the Americas, in Manhattan, from noon to 6 p.m.  The candidates for President are Rene Ballenas and Fe Martinez. Six board members will also be elected.

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Consular outreach in Rahway, N.J.

OCT. 1—The Philippine Consulate General will hold a consular outreach at the parish gym of Divine Mercy Church (formerly St. Mary’s Church), 232 Central Ave, Rahway, N.J. 07065. In cooperation with UP Alumni Association New Jersey. Passport applicants by appointment; walk-in for dual citizenship and legalization of documents. Contact persons are Leonie Navarro-Mariazeta 732.306.3179, Cecile Borromeo 732.500.6293, Luisa Ponce 862.926.9088 or Phoebe C. Andes 908.753.7343. Visit www.pcgny.net for all requirements and other information.

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Line dance workshop in N.Y. with Ira Weisburd

OCT. 1—Open Invitation to New Yorkers to join world-renowned choreographer Ira Weisburd in a Special Line Dance Workshop, fresh from his 28 days Far East dance workshop. He is the recipient of the 2010 Dancers Choice Award (he rocked the world with his famous “Shuffle Boogie Soul”). His hits include Cumbia Semana, Seduced, Chachanela, Linda Eh, Mojo Mambo, Caballero and many more. It will be from 7 p.m. to midnight at Incarnation Church (Msgr. Nolan Hall) at 89-43 Francis Lewis Blvd., Queens Village, N.Y. Admission is $15 (includes light dinner). Limited space: For info and tickets, call Rose 347.894.9634, Lucita 718.740.0417 or Elsa 718.468.7093.

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Staten Island’s Filipino clergy benefit concert

OCT. 1—The Filipino Clergy of Staten Island will hold a concert “Cantate,” for the benefit of the National Assembly for Filipino Priests, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph-St. Thomas Parish Auditorium, 50 Maguire Ave. off Amboy Rd., Staten Island, New York.  Coloratura soprano Lani Misenas, tenor Jun Penaverde, and the popular San Lorenzo Choir of New York City will be the featured performers. The "Singing Filipino Priests of Staten Island" with some laity friends will also participate with some choral numbers. Father Erno Diaz, now based in Staten Island as administrator of St. Margaret Mary's Parish, is the concert coordinator.  General admission is $25. Call Fr. Erno 917.829.0742, Fr. Frank 718.344.3041, Fr. Gil 917.842.5169, Fr. Vic 646.750.9463,  Fr. Leeboy 718.689.0238, Fr. Anthony 646.469.8922, Fr. Deo 917.609.4830, Deacon Gary 718.727.7350.

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NYFAB Basketball clinic

OCT.1-DEC.7—NY Fil Am Basketball Association (NYFAB) will be conducting a basketball clinic, conditioning, practice and recreational games at Q499 (148-20 Reeves Avenue, Flushing, NY 11367) every Sat. from 1pm to 4pm from Oct. 1 to Dec. 17. Registration fee is $65. For further info: pls. contact: David Acevedo (917)692-3894; Gino Morales (917)239-5999; Kiko Dumaguing (917)833-4657; Edwin Paghubasan (347)536-2163 and Jhun Baldonado (917)226-9398 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit nyfabinc.org for further information.

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Feast of San Lorenzo at St. Michael’s in Union, N.J.

OCT. 2—The feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Church, Union, New Jersey, at 3 p. m.  Fellowship will follow after the novena and mass in the lower church. The public is invited to join. Contact persons are Resy Dilag 908.416.2732, Kathleen Boetsch 908.964.1715, Delia Famarin 908.451.8611, Trif Col 908.265.7701, Med Domingo 908.416.7266, Butch Palencia 908.265.2932, Ed Fernandez 201.456.1630, Christine Vallejo 201.265.7716, Marlene Padua 973.342-0752, and Maryan Canares 908.591.2987.

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PMA Auxiliary Annual Charity Dinner Dance

OCT. 2—The Officers and Members of the Auxiliary to the Philippine Medical Association request the honor of your presence  at the 31st Anniversary Presidential Ball in honor of PMAA  President  Ismael Holipas, M.D. and  APMAA  Immediate Past President  Eddie Antonio Sr. at Leonard's La Dolce Vita , 555 Northern Blvd. Great Neck. Cocktail-12-1pm and Dinner-Dance 1-5pm. Attire is Formal Attire/ Filipiniana. Donation $80.00/ person.   Contact persons: Fe Sales-(347)-754-0583; Tessie Seguritan (718)317-9155; Mary Jane Lerias-(631)425-0657; Prossy Dagdayan-(718)224-4126; Aris Francisco-(201)641-9452, Perla Pinzon- (718)-352-4571; Marieta Sala-(917)453-5402; Rose Calicdan-(718)262-0649, Cleoty de Dios-Yap-(516)750-8553, Menchie Pulido (718)297-7091, Connie Tan- (516) 294-4232., Lydia Yu-(516)248-3020, Rose Fuentes-(631)588-3230 and Lu Ileto-(516)433-2338.

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Seminar on establishing minority-certified company

OCT. 6—The Philippine Consulate General New York and JCI Philippine-New York will host a free seminar called “Establishing a Minority-Certified Company, Taking Advantage of Supply Diversity Program” from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center, 556 Fifth Avenue, New York. The seminar aims to help Fil-Am businesses and individuals to take advantage of business opportunities via supply diversity programs. Learn what it means to be a minority-certified company in the U.S., how to get certified, and how to establish network with Fortune companies and government agencies. David Blau, vice chairman of U.S. Pan-Asian American Chamber of Commerce-North East Chapter (USPAACC-NE), is the guest speaker. RSVP Bel Molina at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Zultan Bermudez at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Handang Tumulong’s ‘Aruga’ walk-a-thon in Manhattan

OCT. 8—Handang Tumulong Foundation, Inc, ang GMA Pinoy TV will present its 3rd annual walk-a-thon called 'Aruga,' a Walk to Aid Humanity, at Pier 45, Hudson River Park, in Manhattan, starting at 9 a.m. Proceeds will aid victims of disasters and calamities in the Philippines and other countries through international charities. The walk starts at Pier 45 down to Laight St., then head up to 12th St. and back to Pier 45. Paid Parking is conveniently located at Pier 40. Registration is $25 and $10 for students and senior citizens. Call Nelsie Parrado at 201.960.7965 or Ave C. Pimo at 917.536.2789 for inquiries, or visit www.handangtumulong.org

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United Kalinga Apayao induction at Wazzup Cafe

OCT. 8—The United Kalinga Apayao Association will hold its induction of new officers and board of directors from 6:30 p.m. to 11p.m. at Wazzup Cafe at 8 Bedford Ave., Bergenfield, New Jersey 07621. For particulars, call Mario Manzano 862-220-0350/973-893-0549, Joe Palicas 201-954-2090, Delia Famarin 908-451-8611, Lynn Mayangao 201/936-3566/973-338-1266, Ruben Donguis 732-691-9397, Maggie Quinsaat 201-616-1199, Rogel Palmonse 973-896-3440, Ellie Tamayao 201-640-5561, or Loralie Agyao-Lombardo 732-610-3079.

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Feast of Nuestra Señora del Pilar at Epiphany Church

OCT. 8—La Comunidad de Zamboanga will celebrate the 22nd annual feast of  Nuestra Senora de la Virgen del Pilar with a 5:30 p.m. mass at the Church of the Epiphany on 22nd Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan. For details, call Joe Ramos at 646.421.0120, Rosario Mojares 718.904.7757 or Cherry Garcia 201.839.0196.  

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PH Madrigal Singers in New York concert

OCT. 8—The Philippine Madrigal Singers (www.philippinemadrigalsingers.com), led by its choirmaster, Mark Anthony Carpio, will perform in New York City for the last leg of six-month concert tour since April, covering cities in the United States, Canada and South America. The NYC show will be at 8 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall, featuring works by Stroope, Flecha, Malachevsky, Filipino composers such as Cayabyab, Alcala, Eleria and Pamintuan.  Special front act guest is The Salvatones (directed by Daniel Brondel). Tickets are at $30 (balcony) and $35 (orchestra) and are available at the Kaufman Center box office (212.501.3300) or online at http://kaufman-center.org/merkin-concert-hall/event/philippine-madrigal-singers/

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Pianist Molly Vivian Huang in a NY benefit concert

OCT. 8—Manila-born world class pianist Molly Vivian Huang will be presented by the College of the Holy Spirit North American Foundation Northeast Chapter in a scholarship fund benefit concert, "A Season To Celebrate," at 4 p.m. at The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue, Forest Hills, N.Y. 11375. Tickets are $15 (seats are limited) and may be purchased by calling Ramona Arceo at 718.275.1423 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Sam Milby topbills Pinoy Musik fest at Six Flags NJ

OCT. 9—TV and film star Sam Milby will headline the 3rd Pinoy Music Festival at Sixth Flags Great Adventure Theme Park in Jackson, N.J. Presented by Special Edition Press. Featuring Original Pilipino Music (OPM) and home-grown Filipino-American musical artists. Enjoy the rides, Filipino food, Philippine products and live concert with your barkada, pamilya at kababayans. Tickets ($50) packaged for the entry to the park and to the live concert are available at 212.682.6610 and select Filipino stores. Visit www.pinoymusikfestival.com

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Silliman University Alumni Association dinner dance
OCT. 14—Silliman University Alumni Association New York/New Jersey chapter will hold its annual dinner dance presenting the newly installed officers and board of directors for 2011 at the Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd., Astoria, N.Y. (718-278-7766) beginning at 8 p.m. (cocktail hour) with dinner dance to follow (9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.). Attire is formal and donation is $65 per person. Please RSVP by Oct. 4. For more info call Melissa Nebrija 631-974-5106.

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‘Celebration of Life’ mass at Old Bermuda Inn in S.I.

OCT. 23—A mass dubbed “A Celebration of Life” will be held at the historic Old Bermuda Inn at 2512 Arthur Kill Rd., Staten Island, N.Y. 10309. Reception will follow immediately. Donation is appreciated for San Lorenzo Ruiz Staten Island Chapter. Call Aurora Nazareno-Ocampo at 718.727.0619 for details.

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Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Manaoag

OCT. 30—The feast of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag will be held at the Chruch of St. Lucy located at 104 Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues. The Holy Mass starts at 2:00 pm followed by a reception at the social hall of the church.  Hermano and hermana for this year's event are Mr. Ronnie & Mrs. Josie Calicdan of Florida. Sponsors of the mass are the Bulatao's family of Richmond Hill, the Calicdan's family of Long Island and the Malanum family's of Woodmere, Long Island.  Everyone is invited to the devotional services to Our Lady of Manaoag on the said date and place. For more information please call up Nida 718-393-034, Linda 917-714-2570, Michael 516-616-5613, Rene 646-831-9541, Anita 917-388-0906.

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Ballroom & Line Dancing at Bistro Filipino

NOV. 19—Rolex Entertainment is presenting a first in the dancing community by putting up a dance party at the Bistro Filipino, 89-29 130th Street, Richmond Hill, New York 11418 from 8pm-3am. Popular DIs (dance instructors) and versatile dancers will perform latin, ballroom and other dances while the professional line dancers will present their best line dance moves.  An impromptu dance contest will also be held. Prizes will be given during the raffles, contest and dances. Prepaid admission will be $30 ($35 at door) with free buffet. For more info, tickets and reservations, pls. call 917-822-4192, 347-337-4937, 646-207-1481. Proceeds of the affair will go to Philippine charities.

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San Pablo City Assoc. induction, Christmas ball

DEC. 4—The San Pablo City Association East Coast Chapter will hold its induction ball and Christmas party at the Ramada Inn, 160 Frontage Road, Newark, NJ 07114, from noon to 6 p.m. Donation is $60 per person. Attire: semi formal (no jeans). RSVP by Nov. 19. Contact persons are Lorna Diaz 973.856.3785, Tina Mercado 347.965.9330, Dodie Cortez 201.920.1248, Jo Devanadera 201.281.9061 or Grace Magtibay 609.513.9523.

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