Simbang Gabi at St. Mary’s Church in Jersey City, N.J.

DEC. 23—The nine-day “Simbang Gabi” sponsored by the Catholic Action of Mary at the Parish of Resurrection started on Dec. 15 and will go on until Dec. 15 at St. Mary’s Church, corner Second Street and Erie Street in Jersey City, N.J. Followed by fellowship at Marian Hall (below the church). For details, call 201.434.8500 or visit


Dr. Jose Rizal’s 115th death anniversary at PhilCenter

DEC. 29—The Order of the Knights of Rizal and the Philippine Consulate General of New York will jointly sponsor the celebration of the 115th death anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal at the Philippine Center on 556 Fifth Avenue, New York City from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be a wreath laying ceremony at the bust of Dr. Rizal at the lobby and a program at the Kalayaan Hall; reception to follow. For details, call Joe Ramos at 646.421.0120 or Merlie Puruganan of the Philippine Consulate at 212.764.1330 ext 324.  


Chapter 2 in ‘Sendong’ fund drive concert at Payag Restaurant

DEC. 30—Payag Restaurant will feature the award-winning Fil-Am band Chapter 2 in a special holiday and fund-raising event to benefit the victims of Typhoon Sendong in southern Philippines. One of the deadliest cyclones to hit the Philippines in 12 years with the number of victims already exceeding 1,000, Sendong’s death toll is expected to surpass that of Typhoon Ondoy in 2009. Admission to the show is $15, with 10 percent of it going to the typhoon victims. One hundred percent of Chapter 2’s CD sales (at $5 each) will go to the relief efforts. Payag is located at 51-34 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, Queens., NY 11377. For reservations, call 347.935.3192.


Chapter 2 to perform at Paradise Stream Resort

DEC. 31—Chapter 2 will be the featured band at the New Year’s Eve Ball at Paradise Stream Resort on Route 940 and Carlton Road, Paradise Township, Pennsylvania 18344. The group has been performing at various entertainment venues as far west as the South Coast Casino in Las Vegas, to the Mohegan Sun Casino and Hotel in Connecticut, to the Lehman Center For Performing Arts in New York, to the House of Blues Showboat Casino in Atlantic City, providing front acts or back-up vocals for Filipino superstars such as Gary Valenciano and Martin Nievera. Call 570.839.8881 for directions and other information. For Chapter 2 bookings, call 973.563.9132 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


29th fiesta for Holy Infant Jesus in Brentwood, N.Y.

JAN. 5, 2012—Come and celebrate the 29th annual fiesta in honor of the Holy Infant Jesus sponsored by the Santo Nino Prayer Group of Suffolk, N.Y., which will be held at St. Luke’s Church located at 266 Wicks Road, Brentwood, N.Y. The grand procession and holy rosary will start at 2 p.m., followed by mass, late “potluck” lunch, variety show and line dancing. For particulars, call Emy Vicente 631.462.2522, Evelyn Gega 631.748.1643, Mercie Castro 631.241.2600 or Frieda Robles 516. 234.3109 or visit us


San Pablo City East Coast fiesta in Jersey City, N.J.

JAN. 14, 2012—San Pablo City Association East Coast Chapter will celebrate its traditional fiesta at Our Lady of Victories Hall, 240 Ege Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304 from noon to 6 p.m. Donation is $15 (kids 10 years old below are free). 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.


Santo Niño novena & mass every Sunday in Elmhurst

JAN. 15, 2012—Santo Niño novena devotion and mass are held every Sunday at 5 p.m. at Ascension Church at 86-13 55th Avenue, Elmhurst, Queens. It will culminate on Jan. 15 with the celebration of Santo Niño fiesta and Sinulog festival starting at 2 p.m. featuring a Sinulog dance contest. For particulars, call M. Reina Vaillalveto at 347.324.4421.


QMHSN grand reunion at Hyatt Regency in Vancouver

AUG. 3 to 5, 2012—The Quezon Memorial Hospital School of Nursing (QMHSN) will hold its grand reunion at Hyatt Regency Hotel at Burrard Street, Vancouver BC V6C2R7. Highlights are formal dinner-dance ball reunion mass and get-together cruise. Make payments to Lourdes P. Serrano (treasurer) at #7-4965 47th Ave. Delta, BC Canada V4K 4N9. For more information, e-mail any of the following This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Mario Vibar),  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Evelyn Ramos), This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Nora Pasco) or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Lulu Serrano).

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