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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‘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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Forum on latest immigration rules at Bayanihan Center

FEB. 26—A forum entitled "Post-Valentine Reflection: Does America love its immigrants?" will examine the complicated relationship between the U.S.  government and its immigrants and provide an overview of the current immigration situation and recent developments concerning U.S. immigration policy. It will be held this Sunday at 2 p.m., at the Bayanihan Community Center at 40-21 69th Street in Woodside, N.Y. 11377. The forum will be the first of a series of forum offered by 'Caf⁄ Migrante,' a monthly coffee break aimed at helping the immigrant community understand fundamental immigration rules and recent developments that every immigrant in the U.S. must know. Coffee and light refreshments will be served while supply lasts. Immigration lawyer Cristina Godinez, who has helped hundreds of immigrants with visa, green card and citizenship applications for nearly10 years, will be the resource speaker for the forum series. For details, call Melanie Dulfo at 718.565.8862 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Ricky Montilla in New York exhibit at Philcenter

FEB. 27—New York-based Filipino artist Ricky Montilla will hold a one-man exhibit of his latest works from Feb. 27 to March 9 at the lobby of the Philippine Center on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Guest of honor are Consul General Mario de Leon Jr., Deputy Consul General Ma. Theresa Dizon-De Vega and Consul Zaldy Patron. For details, call Zeny Avila 212.575.4774 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Asian workers' rights forum at Palisades Park Library, N.J.

FEB. 28—The U.S. Department of Labor will host a free summit at the Palisades Park Library (257 2nd Street, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) in Palisades, N.J., to provide Asian workers in and around northern New Jersey with vital information about the minimum wage and overtime protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act and workplace safety and health protections afforded by the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Representatives from the department's Wage and Hour Division and Occupational Safety and Health Administration will be on-site to answer questions and offer information relevant to all industries.  Materials will be available in English, Korean and Chinese. All employees are entitled to fair and safe working conditions, as well as to have a voice in the workplace regarding their well-being. For particulars, call Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund at 212.966.5932 ext. 217.

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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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Healing priest Fr. Suarez at Metro Washington area

MARCH 1, 2 & 3—Fr. Fernando Suarez, one of the most revered spiritual healers in the Philippines, will conduct healing masses-free and open to the public-in Washington Metropolitan area hosted by the Migrant Heritage Commission. The March 1 mass will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament Parish at 3630 Quesada St., NW Washington, D.C. 20015. The March 2 mass will be at 7:30 p.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Parish at 805 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. The March 3 mass will be held after the 12 noon People's Mass of Migrant Heritage Commission at St. Anthony de Padua at 4414 Frankford Ave., Baltimore, MD. Please register for the healing session (March 1-3) by visiting www.migrantheritage.org MHC wants to control the number of attendees.

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Ex-DBP employees to hold reunion in San Pedro, Calif.

MARCH 3—The Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) Association is holding a reunion at Atty. Luisito Lopez' residence at 2031 South Cabrillo Avenue, San Pedro, California 90731. All former DBP officials and employees are invited to contact any of the following for more information: Atty. Luisito L. Lopez 310.831.1815, Gerry Torres (213.249.1633, Yoly Javier 212.619.9068, Beth David 213.268.7626; Rhomie Ramirez 818.618.6515, Hermy Ferrer 323.669.1512, Beth David 213.268.7626.

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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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Lent retreat with Fr. Juarez at St. Patrick Church in Astoria

MARCH 24—St. Patrick Church in Astoria at 39-38 29th Street (cor. 29th and 40th Aves.) in Long Island City, will host a Lent retreat for all families and friends. Spend a day with the Lord this season of Lent to be conducted by Rev. Fr. Gerardo M. Juarez from 9 a.m. to 5.p.m. Individual confession is available during the retreat. Registration is free. Food and drinks will be provided. Donations are warmly welcome. For details, call Allen 718.909.6479, Ampy 646.600.1753, Nina 917.443.2239, Cora 646.249.9577.

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PIDCI to honor Dr. Lim with Grand Marshal Gala

MARCH 24—The Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc. (PIDCI) will honor Dr. Propsero A. Lim in its Grand Marshal Gala at Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Boulevard in Queens, N.Y. Reception at 7:30 p.m. and dinner-dance from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Attire: Filipiniana or formal. Donation is $90. PIDCI is commemorating the 140th anniversary of the declaration of Philippine independence.

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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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Rev. Msgr Oscar Aquino celebrates Golden Ordination Anniversary

APRIL 14—The Rev. Msgr. Oscar A. Aquino, JCD, LLB Administrator of St. Lucy Roman Catholic Church and Judge of the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of New York will celebrate his Fifty Years as servant of Christ with a High Mass at 9:30 to 11:00 AM at the St. Lucy Church located at 334 East 104 Street, New York City.††Reception and dance follows at the Astoria World Manor located at 25-22 Astoria Boulevard, Astoria, NY 11102. Cocktail hour is at 12:30-1:30 and Dinner dance is from 1:30 to 5:30.††Attire is formal or Filipiniana and the cover charge is $75.00. Please make your reservation on or before April 1, 2012. For more information please contact the following:††Nida 718-393-0348/ 646-644-4101, Rene 646-831-9541, Linda 718-461-5730 /917-714-2510, Irma 347-204-1616, Zita 973-335-33123, Msgr Aquino 212-289-0730.

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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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PACBC's 35th anniv. ball at Sheraton Mahwah, N.J.

APRIL 29—The Philippine American Community of Bergen County, Inc. will hold its 35th anniversary grand ball at Sheraton Mahwah Hotel at Mahwah, N.J. attire: Strictly formal. Paid reservations only. Donation $75. Cocktails at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m. Cash bar.

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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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Santacruzan, Flores de Mayo presentation ball at Sheraton

MAY 12—The Catholic Action of Mary will hold a presentation ball for the 34th Santacruzan and Flores de Mayo at Sheraton Newark Hotel starting at 6:30 p.m. (The actual Santacruzan is slated on May 27 at St. Mary's Church.) For more information, call Deacon Cesar Sarmiento 201.653.3318, Ledy Almadin 201.755.3084, Connie Kasilag (for the presentation ball) 201.420.0387, Eloisa Porto (for sagalas and escorts) 551.998.8528, Misty Tolentino (for angels and flower girls) 201.417.8671 or Amy Tiongson (prayer groups) 201.417.8671. Visit www.catholicactionofmary.com

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University of Luzon College of Nursing grand reunion in N.Y.

MAY 26-28—All graduates of the University of Luzon College of Nursing in Dagupan City are invited to a grand reunion at LaGuardia Plaza Hotel, 104-04 Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst, N.Y. 11369. A dinner-dance will be held May 27 (Sunday). Attire: Barong Tagalog/suit for men and Filipiniana/gown for women. Tickets is $80. Call 718.457.6300 for reservations and ask for group rate. For details, call Cecilia Balolong Melendez (Class 62) at 504.347.9976 or Cora Ancheta Medina (Class 62) at 718.591.0942.

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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).