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 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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Inaugural ball of Team United Maharlika at Astoria Manor
NOV. 27—The inauguration and oath taking of the officers of Team United Maharlika Foundation, Inc. will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Regency Room of Astoria World Manor 25-22 Astoria Boulevard in Astoria, NY 11102. Donation is $75. Attire is formal or Filipiniana. For particulars, call Rene Ballenas 646-831-9511, Cynthia Ballenas 917-797-1688, Nida Cortez 646-644-4101, May Durano 908-472-1825, Luis Pedron 347-777-0461, Rick Respecio 201-993-8782, Greg Agulan 908472-1825, Marivir Montebon1 347-399-8765 and Ria Serrano 718-144-1011.

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Mario O'Hara’s “Ang Paglilitis ni Andres Bonifacio” Special Screening

NOV. 29—The Philippine Consulate General New York cordially invites the public to a special screening of Mario O'Hara's "Ang Paglilitis ni Andres Bonifacio" (On the occasion of Andres Bonifacio Day) at Kalayaan Hall Annex, Philippine Center, 556 5th Ave. (bet. 45 & 46th St), NY, NY 10036 starting at 6:30 p.m. It will feature a commentary by film critic Noel Vera.

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Davaoeño USA’s Kadayawan ball at Newark Marriott

DEC. 2—Davaoeño USA, Inc. will hold its annual Kadayawan Ball fund-raiser at 7 p.m. at Newark Marriott Hotel to be highlighted by the induction of incoming officers led by Florita Tamayo-Magno (2011-2013). Proceeds will go to the scholarship program for qualified high school graduates to finish college education in Region XI (Davao del Sur, Davao Province, Davao Oriental and Davao City). There are presently 11 scholars, and 17 students who had graduated since the program began in 2001. For tickets, call Florita Magno at 204.988.6994 or 201.653.7780.

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Sta. Cruz, Laguna East Coast Christmas party

DEC. 3—The Sta. Cruz Laguna Association East Coast Chapter will hold its  annual Christmas Party from 6:30 p.m. to midnight at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Two  Harmon Plaza, Secaucus, NJ 07094. Contact Lory 201.407.7863, Yollie  917.365.1879 or Ledy 201.755.3084.

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Cavite Assoc. USA to honorscholars at Christmas party

DEC. 3—Cavite Association USA will honor its Cavite scholars during its Christmas party at the Bamboo Grill at 52 Portland Ave., Bergenfield, NJ 07621. For details, call Charlie 516.796.5365, Grace 914.588.9443, Effie 845.694.8390, Ray 516.794.0014.

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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 1:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Donation is $80, 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 or 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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Build A Bright Future For the Global 99%: A Reportback from the 4th Int'l Assembly of the ILPS

DEC. 5—Assembly will be held at the Solidarity Center, 55 W. 17th Street, 5th Fl, Between 5th and 6th Aves. (trains to 14th St.) from 630pm to 9pm. $5-$10 Donations accepted. Light refreshments will be served. Last July, in Manila, nearly 500 people from 40 countries attended the Fourth International Assembly of the International League of Peoples Struggle (ILPS). Join us as several ILPS delegates from New York City reportback on what they experienced in Manila and what it means in the context of Occupy Wall Street. ILPS member organizations in the Tri-State area include the International Action Center, Al-Awda NY, NY May 1st Coalition for Worker and Immigrant Rights, and BAYAN USA. Sponsored by BAYAN USA and the International Action Center.

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S.I. North Star Lions Club Christmas Party

DEC. 9—The Staten Island North Star Lions Club cordially invites you to its Christmas Party to be held at the Oriental Plaza Restaurant, 1845 Richmond Ave., Staten Island, NY (718) 761-8668 from 7:00 to 11:00pm. Business attire. Music by DJ. $35 per person. For more info, contact: Rory Nazareno Ocampo 718-727-0619; Bert Olimpo 718-317-5251; Manny Carreon 718-761-9763; Lydia Gupit 718-317-9424 or Bettie Bellamy 718-442-0636.

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Alpha Phi Omega Greater NY celebrates 86th anniversary

DEC. 10—The Alpha Phi Omega Alumni Association of Greater New York will hold its Fraternity’s 86th founding anniversary celebration at Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel in Weehawken, N.J. For details, contact Mon Barrameda 516.523.0831, Lemuel Banaga 510.366.7431, Virmin Banaag 302.359.3560 or Ving Adriatico-Javier 347.510.2508.

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Placer International’s annual Christmas celebration

DEC. 10—Placer International will hold its annual Christmas celebration at St. Edmund R.C. Church, 2450 Ocean Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y., from 5 p.m. to midnight, for the benefit of the children of Placer and sports program. Donation is $20 per person; $30 per couple; $50 per family. Come for dinner, dancing and tons of fun! Please RSVP no later than Dec. 7. For more info, call Judy 718-404-2238, Noli 347-374-6428 or Lilia 718-664-0419.

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MiG Ayesa Live at the Highline Ballroom

DEC. 12—You are all invited to see MiG Ayesa’s “Here I Am - Here I Go” Live at the Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St, NYC Tel. 212-414-5994 starting at 8 p.m. Doors open 6 p.m.  Tickets $20. It will be the official launch of his new album MoreThanEver and his “Farewell USA” show with special guests Mike Clifford and Alegar. His album is available now @mig-music, iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, CD Baby, Spotify and where all good music is found. For tickets and more info, visit www.mig-music.com or www.highlineballroom.com

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NYFAB basketball clinic ongoing until Dec. 17

DEC. 17—NY Fil-Am Basketball Association (NYFAB) is currently conducting a basketball clinic, conditioning, practice and recreational games at Q499 (148-20 Reeves Avenue, Flushing, N.Y.) every Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. It started on Oct. 1 and will continue until Dec. 17. Registration fee is $65. For particulars, call 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

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St. Raphael Parish Christmas Dinner-Dance, East Meadow, N.Y.

DEC. 17—The Filipino-American Ministry of St. Raphael Parish sponsors a Christmas Dinner-Dance to be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at St. Raphael Auditorium, 600 Newbridge Road, East Meadow. Tickets - $30 for adults / teens; $10 for ages 6-12; free ages 5 & below are free. Proceeds to benefit St. Raphael Church. Tickets available at St. Raphael Rectory - 516-785-0236 or contact Robert Fernandez 516-483-7739 / 516-662-8733 or by e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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PMAA Christmas Fund-raising Party

DEC. 18—You are invited to a our Christmas Fund-raising Party at Bamboo Grill’s Latin Room, 54 S Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 (201) 384-5951 from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. It will benefit PMAA’s Surgical/Medical/Dental/Humanitarian Mission in Cebu City, Philippines, Feb. 20 and 21, 2012 sponsored by the Philippine Medical Association In America. RSVP by Dec. 10, 2011. $45 per person. Attire:  Christmas colors. For more info, call: Dr. Edgar Lerias (631) 697-2830 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Dr. Ismael Holipas (718) 448-0842; Dr. Alice Francisco (201) 641-9452; Dr. Prospero Lim (347) 248-5106; Dr. Raul Sala (718) 816-6615; Dr. Fe Navarrette (718) 919-0005; Mary Jane Lerias (631) 807-3681 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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