Gigi Javier Alfonso, Carmela Lopez art show at PhilCenter

JAN. 4-13—“Two Women Voices: Visual Conversation Multiplied,” an art show featuring Gigi Javier Alfonso and Carmela Lopez, will be held at the Philippine Center on Fifth Avenue (between 45th and 46th Streets) in Manhattan. Call 212.575.4774 for inquiries.

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Handang Tumulong, FAAFL fund-raiser for Sendong victims

JAN. 7—Handang Tumulong Foundation, Inc. and the Filipino American Association of Fair Lawn, New Jersey, Inc., with the support of the Philippine Consulate General, will have a fund-raising pot luck dinner-dance to help the thousands of victims of Typhoon Sendong in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City. It will be held at 6 p.m. at Saint Anne Church, 15-05 Saint Anne Street, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410. Sounds donated (gratis) by DJs Tito & Jovi Marfa. Make checks payable to Handang Tumulong Foundation, PO Box 2743, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410. One hundred percent of donation will be turned over to the Philippine Jesuit Foundation, Inc., who will handle the distribution of the donation. Contact Steve Parrado 201.794.7321, DJ Tito and Jovi Marfa 347.743.2618, or Jun & Nitz Dumandan 201.703.3934.

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Kirby Assunto benefit show in N.J. for Sendong victims

JAN. 7—Singer Kirby Assunto will stage a benefit concert for victims of Typhoon Sendong at St. Mary’s Church Auditorium, 232 Central Avenue, Rahway, NJ 07065. The concert, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., will also feature Richard Argonza and Tony Gado. Donations of $10 or more will be greatly appreciated.

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Novena for the Feast of the Black Nazarene at San Lorenzo Ruiz Chapel

JAN. 9-18—Come to San Lorenzo Ruiz Chapel, 378 Broome Street (between Mott and Mulberry Streets) NYC 10013 to show your devotion to Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno. A novena and Mass will be celebrated from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9 to Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Chapel. After each evening’s prayer services, a light reception will be held at the San Lorenzo Ruiz Social Hall. For more information about the Feast of the Black Nazarene at The Chapel of San Lorenzo Ruiz or to be one of the sponsors of the novena, contact Linda Bolano at (347)224-2996/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Jun Cacho at (203)830-9748 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Cora Rivera at (917) 751-8851/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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

JAN. 14—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.

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Fiesta mass for Sto. Nino of Tondo in Jersey City, N.J.

JAN. 14—The 16th fiesta mass to honor the Sto. Nino of Tondo will be held at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church on 2nd Street, between Manila Avenue and Erie Street (near PATH Grove Station), Jersey City, NJ 07302. Please bring your own family Sto. Nino to be placed in the altar with the Sto. Nino of Tondo. Fiesta reception will follow. For more information, call Leny M. Isidro at (551) 358-5234, Cita Roman (201) 333-5624, CAM (Ledy) or Parish of the Resurrection (Carmen) (201) 434-8500.

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Santo Niño novena & mass every Sunday in Elmhurst

JAN. 15—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.

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Banding2Gether for Sendong concert in Jersey City, N.J.

JAN. 15—A benefit concert called Banding2Gether for Sendong and featuring 13 bands and 15 performers, with the special participation of Rachell Anne Wolfe, will be held at St. John the Baptist School Auditorium (Golden Door Charter School) at 3026 Kennedy Blvd corner St. Paul’s Avenue in Jersey City, N.J. (three blocks from PATH train Journal Square, one block from Max’s of Manila). Contact person is Marisse Panlilio.

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UST Nursing Class 1962 Golden Jubilee

JAN. 18—University of Santo Tomas Nursing Class 1962 will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary (Golden Jubilee) class reunion at the Diamond Hotel in Manila, Philippines starting at 6 p.m. For more info, contact members of the UST Nursing Class ’62: Cora Javier Canete 732-849-5254 or cell 732-221-3094 or Licinia Flores Montenegro 609-890-7941 or cell 609-356-9476.

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Consular outreach in Bergenfield     

JAN. 21—The Philippine Consulate General in New York, in cooperation with NAFFAA Region 1, will hold a consular outreach service in Bergenfield, N.J. at 117 South Washington Avenue corner Clinton Avenue (former location of “Tax Corner”). The outreach team will be at the site from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to  process passports, dual citizenship, legalization of documents and overseas absentee voter (OAV) registration for the 2013 elections. Passport and dual citizenship by appointment. Walk-in for legalization and OAV registration.

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Ati-Atihan Festival 2012

JAN. 28—The Senor Santo Nino Ati-Atihan Association Eastern USA invites you to its Ati-Atihan Festival 2012 at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, 979 Avenue C, Bayonne, NJ 07002 from 6 p.m. to midnight. Come in costume. Entrance donation: $20, $5 (children below 12 years old). Search and coronation for Mrs. Ati-Atihan 2012. Prizes for group participation and best costume. For more information, please contact Con-con Regalado at 201.234.9524.

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Feast of Don Bosco at St. Emeric’s

JAN. 29—St Emeric Filipino Apostolate and the Salesian family and friends request the honor of your presence at the Feast of Don Bosco to be held at St. Emeric Chapel, 185 Ave @ East 12th Street New York, NY 10009 starting at 2 p.m. Mass is celebrated by Fr Mark Hyde. For more information, please call Esmyrna 212.388.1757/ Jesse 212.810.0682/Susan 347.592.7933/ Reuben 347.644.3837. Direction: At Union SQ (6,5,4.N,R,G) transfer to M14D, get off at  Ave C @ 12th Street. Walk toward C Town Supermart. Right unto 12th Street passing New Haven building. Walk a few more yards to the parking lot on your left. St. Emeric is inside the parking lot on your left. Private car: Use East 10th Street, make left unto Ave D, make another left unto 12th Street. Parking at your right. Plenty of parking space.

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Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G’ by Ma-Yi Theater     

FEB. 7-MARCH 4—Ma-Yi Theater, in association with Vampire Cowboys, will present “The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G” by Qui Nguyen and directed by  Robert Ross Parker. With Neimah Djourabchi, John Hoche, Brooke Ishibashi, Bonnie Sherman and Temar Underwood. It will be Beckett Theater@Theater Row, at 410 West  42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues) in Manhattan. Tickets now on sale may be purchased by calling 212.239.6200.

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Consular outreach in Jersey City, N.J.      

MARCH 10—The Philippine Consulate General in New York, in cooperation with the Catholic Action of Mary, will hold a consular outreach service in Jersey  City, N.J. at the Marian Hall of St. Mary’s Church, corner of 2nd Street and  Erie Street. Contact persons are Ledy Almadin ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).  The outreach team will be at the site from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to process  passports, dual citizenship, legalization of documents and overseas absentee voter (OAV) registration for the 2013 elections. Passport and dual citizenship  by appointment. Walk-in for legalization and OAV registration.

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QMHSN grand reunion at Hyatt Regency in Vancouver

AUG. 3-5—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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