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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N.Y. screening of acclaimed Joel Lamangan film 'Sigwa'

JAN. 28—"SIGWA: Rage of Perils and Hopes," an award-winning film by Joel Lamangan, will have its New York City premiere on Jan. 28, at 7 p.m., at the Greenwich Village School Auditorium (PS 41) at 116 West 11th Street (bet. 6th and 7th avenues). The movie won Best Screenplay (for Bonifacio Ilagan), Best Story and Best Supporting Actor (for Allen Dizon) at the 2011 FAMAS Awards Night. It stars Dawn Zulueta, Gina Alajar, Tiros Cruz III, Marvin Agustin and Zsa Zsa Padilla. A short commemoration of the 41st anniversary of the First Quarters Storm in the Philippines will follow the screening. Sponsored by Road to Resistance Arts Collective, tickets to the show ($12) may be purchased online at 222.roadtoresistance.wordpress.com or by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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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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Novena for the Feast of the Santo Nino at San Lorenzo Ruiz Chapel

JAN. 29—Show your adoration and devotion to the Holy Child Jesus during the Feast of the Santo Niño by joining us at San Lorenzo Ruiz Chapel, 378 Broome Street (between Mott and Mulberry Streets), New York City 10013 from 2:15 PM to 3:15 PM. A novena and Eucharistic Mass will be celebrated at 2:15 PM. After the prayer services, a light reception will be held at the San Lorenzo Ruiz Social Hall.  We invite devotees to bring your images and statues of the Infant Jesus. For more information about the Feast of the Santo Niño 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 Aurora Aquino at (917) 572-8846/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (The Chapel of San Lorenzo Ruiz is located in Little Italy, 3 blocks north of Canal Street. By subway, take the 6 train to Spring Street and walk southeast to Broome Street.)

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Lunar Year celebration with NYC Comptroller John Liu

FEB. 1—New York City Comptroller John C. Liu will celebrate Lunar Year with selected Asian Americans from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Surrogate's Courthouse, 31 Chambers Street in Manhattan. RSVP to Comptroller's Office of Special Events at 212.669.4466 or 212.669.3450 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it To arrange for special accommodation, call 212.669.4315.

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Sto. Nino Fiesta St. Patrick's Church LIC

FEB. 5—The Filipino Apostolate of St. Patrick's Church located at 39-38 29th St. cor. 40th Ave, L.I.C. NY 11101 are inviting everyone to their yearly Sto. Nino Fiesta. The mass which will start at 12:15pm and will be officiated by Fr. Gerry Juarez. There will be a Sinulog dance after the mass. Please feel free to bring your Sto. Nino. There will be food, dancing & raffles. We are currently looking for Sponsors to make this celebration meaningful. For info please call: Nena Matela 718-268-4215, Cora Cortez 718-482-8885, Nina Borja 718-729-8401, Angie Arguelles  646-240-0494, Grace Adaya 718-728-7963, Carmen Martinez 718-909-4228. Proceeds will be used for the maintenance of the church.

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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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Historic exhibit on Filipinos in America at Stony Brook     

FEB. 12—An important exhibit called "Singgalot -The Ties that Bind: Filipinos in   America from Colonial Subjects to Citizens," will be on view from Feb. 12 to April 22  at Charles B. Wang Center, Room 201, Stony Brook, N.Y. 11794 (Exit 62 off LIE).  Community opening program on March 3 (at 3 p.m.) and campus opening reception on  March 8 (at 6 p.m.). Free admission. Developed by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program,  it tells of the lives, culture, community, and achievements of Filipino Americans. Rarely seen historical images detail Filipino migration between 1906 and 1935 as Hawai'i sugar plantations, West Coast farms, and Alaskan canneries. When the U.S. government sounded the call to armsin the 1940s, Filipino immigrants answered, serving as infantrymen and earning respect from a grateful nation. Call  Jennifer Iacona for particulars at 631.632.4400.

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Consular outreach in Jersey City     
 
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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Filipino Children’s Fund’s benefit dinner dance       

MARCH 17—The Filipino Children's Fund, Inc. will hold its annual benefit dinner dance for the indigents in the Philippines at the Astoria World Manor, 2252 Astoria Boulevard, Astoria, N.Y. 11102. It will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cocktail starts at 1 PM.  Donation $75. For ticket information and directions, please call Dely Go 973.754.9035; Lisa Gaviola 631.943.9707 and  Evangeline Manjares .631.948.0269 or you can visit www.filipinochildrensfundinc.org

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Consular outreach in Stratford, N.J.      

MARCH 31—The Philippine Consulate General in New York, in cooperation with  the Philippine Community of Southern New Jersey, Inc., will hold a consular  outreach service at 205 S White Horse Pike, Stratford, N.J. 08084 (near Cherry  Hill, N.J.) 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.  Contact person is Frances Estella 856.428.3855 or e-mail her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    

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Consular outreach in Albany, N.Y.      

APRIL 14—The Philippine Consulate General in New York, in cooperation with  Albany Medical Center, will hold a consular outreach service at the Center for  Learning and Development at 58-60 Hackett Blvd., Albany, N.Y. 12208. 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. Contact person is  Wendy Press at 518.262.3710 or e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it        

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Consular outreach in Philadelphia      

APRIL 21—The Philippine Consulate General in New York, in cooperation with  the Filipino American Congress of Philadelphia, Inc., will hold a consular  outreach service at St. Augustine Church cor. 4th Street and Vine St. in  Philadelphia, PA 19101. 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. Contact person Dr. Angelina Jaurigue at 215.918.2921 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Consular outreach in Massachusetts      

MAY 12—The Philippine Consulate General in New York, in cooperation with the  Filipino Community of MA, will hold a consular outreach service at VFW Post  2498, 29 Junction St., Needham, MA 02492. 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. Contact person is Rudy Hermosa at 781.326.1103 or 617.610.4098 or  e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it        

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Presidential Award for Filipinos Overseas open for nomination  
     
MAY 21—Deadline of submission to the Philippine Consulate General of  nominations for the 2012 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and  Organizations Overseas. The four award categories are Lingkod sa Kapwa Filipino  (Linkapil Award), Banaag Award, Kaanib Award and Pamana ng Pilipino Award.  Online nominations can be done through www.cfo.gov.ph Nomination forms are  available at the Consulate's website at www.pcgny.net For details, e-mail  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call the Philippine Consulate's cultural office at 212.819.9655 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it       

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7th Ambassadors, Consuls General tour to the Philippines set
    
JULY 11-15—The 7th Ambassadors, Consuls General and Tourism Directors Tour to  the Philippines is now open for reservations. Tour inclusions: 4-5 nights at a  hotel in Manila with daily buffet breakfast, lunch at Malacanan Palace, three  dinners with special entertainment, choice of out of town day tour and other  tour options, etc. For inquiries, call 212.575.7915 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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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).