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 e-mail 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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2011 International Fashion Tour

OCT. 21—International Fashion Tour 2011 is a high-energy runway fashion show event featuring International Fashion Designers from the Philippines such as Alfred Lape Lavsh, Bang Pineda, Vania Romoff, Eric Delos Santos, Chris Jasler Ubaldo and Kenneth Chua. It will be held at the Time Warner Building-Samsung Theater.  Tickets on Sale at www.internationalfashiontour.com. For more info, contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Teodoro De La Santa’s art show at PhilCenter

OCT. 21—Teodoro de la Santa's one-man show of weave art paintings, which opened last Oct. 11, will run until Oct. 21 at the Philippine Center Gallery, 556 Fifth Avenue, NYC 10036. Contact: 646.409.2583 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (A different date was incorrectly published in an article for De La Santa's show at last week's edition. It should read Oct. 11-21. Our apologies.)

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NAFCON Assembly

OCT. 21-23—Filipino-Americans from 27 cities across the United States will convene the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) General Assembly at Victory Hall, Jersey City.  Philippine Congressman Raymond "Mong" Palatino (Kabataan Partylist) will be the keynote speaker. The program will begin with a 10 a.m. action on Oct 21 at the Philippine Center on Fifth Avenue to demand immediate response from the Philippine government on the urgent needs of Filipino victims of trafficking such as the Florida 15, Arizona 34, Los Angeles 11 and Sentosa 27++.  It will be followed by the grand opening of the General Assembly, featuring Rep. Palatino's keynote speech at 2 p.m. The event will close in the morning of Oct. 23 with the first meeting of the newly constituted NAFCON National Council of 15 members, who will spearhead the work of the alliance for the next three years.NAFCON will also participate in the launching of the USA chapter of the International Migrants Alliance (IMA-USA) from on Oct. 23, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York.Contact Jonna Baldres at 718.565.8862 or go to www.nafconusa.org for particulars.

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Consular outreach in Philly at St. Augustine Church

OCT. 22—The Philippine Consulate General will conduct a consular outreach in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Augustine Church Social Hall, 4th and Vine Streets, sponsored by Filipino American Congress of Philadelphia. Passport applicants by appointment; walk-in for dual citizenship and legalization of documents. Contact persons are Dr. Angelina P. Jaurigue 215.918.2921 and Mr. Lito Dela Torre 215.620.1875. Visit www.pcgny.net for all requirements and other information.

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Life in the Spirit seminar for 2 days in Astoria, N.Y.

OCT. 22 & 23—No More Darkness-Life in the Spirit Seminar from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 22 (Saturday); and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 23 (Sunday). All are invited. Free registration. Free refreshment. At the Immaculate Conception (lower) Church at 21-47 29th Street, Astoria, N.Y. Easy access: Take N to the last stop, walk toward Ditmars and make left. For information, call Maria 347.288.8970 or Grace 347.288.8920.

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Filipino American History Month Film Series

OCT. 22 & 29—The Filipino American National Historical Society-NJ along with the Jersey City Free Public Library, Five Corners present two movies. First one is on Oct. 22 starting at 12 noon-"Filipino American: Discovering their past for the future"(FANHS documentary)and at 1pm-Jose Rizal-The multi-awarded movie based on the life and writings of the Philippine National Hero (courtesy of Philippine Consulate General, NY). Oct 29th 1pm-"Dancing the Shrimp" (PBS documentary) and at 2pm "Concerto (Davao War Diary). Venue: Five Corners Branch Library, 678 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306. 201-547-4543.

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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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PAMET Dinner Dance

OCT. 23—The Philippine American Assoc. of Medical Technologist (PAMET) will hold its dinner dance at Astoria World Manor in Astoria, NY. For details, call: Tony 917-520-4471; Karen 646-784-8795: Gigi 347-804-4617 or Dods 516-747-1674.

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Julie Cox Memoir book launch at Philippine Center

OCT. 26—A heartwarming and inspirational memoir of an ordinary Filipino woman who overcame great obstacles in life-including extreme poverty and rape-to become an accomplished entrepreneur, will be launched at the Philippine Center on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan starting at 6pm. The launch of "I Ordered My Future Yesterday: The Julie Cox Story," released by Trafford Publishing, will be highlighted by a reading and discussion of Cox's life inspirations, and a book signing.  Visit iorderedmyfuture.com or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . To RSVP for the book launch at the Philippine Center, RSVP Lou Cox 201.281.0029 or Chay Chantillan 201.888.8493.

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Gawad Kalinga Walk

OCT. 29—Gawad Kalinga (GKNYUSA)  would like to invite everyone to join the annual GK Walk to be held at the Hudson River Park's Pier 45 (Cross at Christopher St. Greenwich Village) NYC from 9am-12noon.  Take Subway#1 & Path, Bus M8-get off at Christopher St. Route is 5 miles-Pier 45 south to Pier 25 and North to 12th Street.  Registration is $20.00 and proceeds will go to building more homes at the GK Villasis Namnama Village, located in Villasis, Pangasinan. For more info: go to www.gk-usa.org and www.gk1world.com  Contacts: Shirley Domingo (917) 593-1385;Dan Tirol (646) 243-2440; Ingrid Rogers(718)541-7201 and Elvie Abordo (845) 268-0808.

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Kayumanggi Concert ‘Jubilate’

OCT. 29—Celebrating 20 glorious years of splendid artistry, the Kayumanggi Chorale, Inc. (KCI) will stage a concert entitled "Jubilate" at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) in South Orange, New Jersey starting at 7:30pm. This show is presented in cooperation with the ABS-CBN Foundation's "Bantay Bata". This concert is directed by Dennis Bernardo, on his final year as the choir's music director, He will be assisted by concert pianist Hector Martinez. KCI president Erwin Argonza and noted coloratura soprano Lani Misenas will provide special solo numbers. Kayumanggi Chorale has performed in major concert halls and venues around the world. Through its fund-raising efforts, the group has donated over $35,000 to various Philippine charities and institutions in times of disasters and calamities. Tickets at $25 and $50 are available by calling the SOPAC box office at (973) 275-1114, or (201) 739-2259, (908) 425-7803, and (646) 321-0946.

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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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PhilDev hosts NYC forum at Asia Society & Museum

NOV. 7—PhilDev will host a forum, “Accessing the Global Markets Through Science & Technology Innovations in Education Summit,” from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Asia Society and Museum at 725 Park Avenue on 70th Street in Manhattan. Check-in desk will open at 7:30 p.m. Invited speakers are Allan Golston of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Robin Wilner, VP at IBM Corp.; Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima, DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro, CHED Commissioner Patricia Licuanan, DOST Secretary Mario Montejo and reps from the PhilippineScience High School system, NYU Stern School of Business and Columbia Business School. Register by logging on at phildev.org/NYForum.html Tickets are $80 (until Oct. 14) and $95 (after Oct. 14).

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PhilDev celebrates Broadway, Lea Salonga topbills line up

NOV. 7—Tony-winning actress/singer Lea Salonga headlines a benefit concert called "Suites By Sondheim" for Philippine Development Foundation at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, at 7:30 p.m. Joining Salonga are Joan Almedilla, Alan Ariano, Emy Baysic, T.V. Carpio, Angel Desai, Ali Ewoldt, Rona Figueroa, Lydia Gaston, Adam Jacobs, Jose Llana, Orville Mendoza, Paolo Montalban, Jennifer Paz and Diane Phelan. Directed by Victor Lirio, with music directions and orchestration by Tom Myron. For tickets, call CenterCharge at 212.721.6500 or visit lincolncenter.org

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Society of Philippine American Artists Annual Exhibition

NOV. 7 thru DEC. 2—The Society of Philippine American Artists (SPAA) will hold its 18th annual art exhibition at the Philippine Center on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The exhibit will be open to public viewing M-F from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Curated by noted watercolorist Angelito David, the show will be a fundraising event for the association. Artworks donated by its members will be raffled off to lucky ticket winners at the opening reception. During the exhibition period, "Artist Talks" will also be presented by selected members   Lenore RS Lim, current president of the association, announced that 31 members will participate in the exhibition. For particulars, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 718.305.8932.

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Neo-Filipino Assoc. 2011 Grand Reunion

NOV. 19—The Neo-Filipino Association, Inc. of Brooklyn will hold its 2011 Grand Reunion  Party at The Hilton Garden Inn (Nicotra’s Ballroom) 1100 South Ave. Staten Island, New York 10314 from 11:am - 3:00pm. Attire: Filipiniana/Formal, Donation: $45 RSVP by Nov. 10, 2011 For more info Contact:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it : 718-940-1040; Fely Carrera 718-692-3242, Virgie Bustamante 718-745-8376, Lina Ayuda 718-788-8380, Thelma Sy 718-869-3835.

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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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Tanglaw’s 33rd anniv. ball, induction at Med. Manor

NOV. 19—Tanglaw, the Filipino-American Society of Long Island (NY), Inc. will hold its 33rd anniversary dinner ball and inauguration of 2012 officers at Mediterranean Manor, 303 East Main Street, Pathogue, New York 11772 (631.289.5857). Cocktails from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dinner-dance starts at 8:30 p.m. $85 per person; open bar. Formal attire/black tie. Live music by Friends of Mine Band.

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Pangasinan Assoc. Coronation Ball

DEC. 4—The Pangasinan Association USA, Inc. cordially invites you to its Induction of Officers and Coronation Ball at the Astoria World Manor located at 25-22 Astoria Blvd. Astoria, NY 11102 from 1:30pm-7pm. Donation is $80.00 the proceeds of which will go to the calamity fund of the organization which will help victims of calamities in the province of Pangasinan.  Six beauties will be crowned. Attire is formal and for more info, pls. call:  Nida Cortez 718-393-0348, Bayani Lapena 973-335-3123, Michael Calicdan 516-859-7366, Linda Castro 718-461-5730, Irma Barlaan 347-204-1616, Tom Zabala 908-339-1969, Carmen Malanum 516-569-6504 & Rexie Tagle 718-865-7624.

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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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