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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PH booth at Boston Globe travel show in Boston

FEB. 10-12—The Philippine Department of Tourism will have a booth (#756) at the Boston Globe Travel Show at the exhibit hall of the World Trade Center at 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston, MA. Show hours are 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Feb. 10; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 11; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 12. E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for particulars.

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Valentine ball at Immaculate Conception Church in Queens

FEB. 11—The Philippine American Association of the Immaculate Conception Parish will host a Valentine dinner-dance at 7 p.m. at the parish hall at 86-45 Edgerton Blvd., Jamaica Estates, N.Y., one block from F train on 179th Street at Hillside. For details, call Rose Calicdan 718.262.0649, Lucy Alibutod 718.526.0218, Tonette Nunez 718.217.0887, Matty Lerum 718.468.0770 or Malou Bugarin 917.515.4764.

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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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Jose Maria Sison book N.Y. launch at Bluestockings

FEB. 13—“Portrait of a Freedom Fighter,” a book featuring selected writings of Jose Maria Sison, will be launched at Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen Street (between Stanton & Rivington) in Manhattan. The book is a comprehensive compilation of Sison’s writings on socialism, imperialism, war and plunder, peace, terrorism, and peoples resistance spanning over 40 years, a period of time in which Sison served as fiery young leader in the Philippine revolution. Sponsored by International League of Peoples Struggles (ILPS) NYC Local Organizing Committee and BAYAN USA. 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

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Deadline set for accepting donations for Sendong victims

FEB. 15—The Philippine Consulate General in New York has set the date as the deadline for accepting all donations in kind for victims of  Typhoon Sendong (Washi) in the Philippines. No donations in kind will be accepted after the date since all donations received will all be shipped to the Philippines by mid-February. All donations must be sent or delivered to the Philippine Center at 556 Fifth Avenue (near 46th Street) in Manhattan or at the Filipino American Human Services, Inc. (FAHSI) at 185-14 Hillside Avenue, Jamaica, Queens, NY 11432. For particulars, call 212.764.1330 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.pcgny.net

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Dita Sandico Ong New York fashion show at PhilCenter

FEB. 17—The Philippine Consulate General will present Dita Sandico Ong in an exhibit and fashion show called “Czarist Charms Filipiniana Flirts with Unorthodox Flair.” It will be held at 7 p.m. at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center on Fifth Avenue. Opening of the exhibit and cocktails will be at the lobby of the Philippine Center at 6 p.m. RSVP Marievic Dimaculangan at 212.819.9655 or Mae Ermita 212.764.1339 ext. 336.

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Philippine Forum’s general assembly at Bayanihan Center

FEB. 19—Philippine Forum will hold its monthly general assembly at 2 p.m. at the Bayanihan Filipino Community Center at 40-21 69th Street, Woodside NY 11377 to discuss upcoming projects and events such as the Bayanihan gala in March, free immigration clinics, youth programs, etc. All members and supporters are expected to attend. For particulars, call 347.867.1550 or 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 to confirm attendance.

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‘Road to Recovery’ concert at LIC for Sendong victims

FEB. 25—Anakbayan New York will present “R2R: Road To Recovery,” a benefit concert for the survivors of Typhoon Sendong, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Parish, 39-28 29th Street, Long Island City, N.Y. The youth group aims to raise relief funds and awareness regarding the environmental issues that affect our kababayans. Concert is part of a national effort led by the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns‚ Bayanihan Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Program. Tickets: $5 pre-sale, $10 at the door. For donations, make the check payable to “Philippine Forum.” For more information about the concert, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.anakbayannynj.word

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Dulcie Dee’s erotic artwork at A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery

MARCH 1—Highly erotic paintings by Fil-Am artist Dulcie Dee will be exhibited behind the curtain at the A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery at 24 W. 57th Street, 6th Floor, in Manhattan, from March 1 to 30 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Opening cocktail reception with live jazz band will be held on March 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Must be 18 years and older to go behind the curtain to view Dee’s paintings, according to Ashok, Gallery director of Jain Marunouchi Gallery. Dee is the main featured artist with 15 of her erotic paintings at the four-man show with artists Kalin Luy Ken, Daniel McKinley and Nao Nakamura. Dee will also launch her ABC Coral Reef children’s book that she wrote and illustrated to teach children their ABC’s and to show them the beauty of the coral reef and marine life in the Pacific Ocean that was inspired by her snorkeling and diving escapades in the Philippines and South East Asia. Call 917.621.7105 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.deedulcie.com

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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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Janos DelaCruz, Gel Jamilang art show at Philcenter NYC

MARCH 12—"Human/Nature," an art show featuring Janos DelaCruz and Gel Jamilang, with guest artist Fil DelaCruz, will have an opening reception at 6 p.m. at the Philippine Center Gallery on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Exhibit runs until March 24. For inquiries, call Winnie Earls 201.401.4806 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), Jose Reyes 201.660.0618 ( 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 Gel Jamilang at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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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).