‘Pamana’ exhibit at Philcenter with Escaño, Cortez, Marquez

APRIL 10—Three noted Filipino artists from Quezon province — Escaño, Cortez and Marquez — will have a three-man exhibit titled “Pamana” from April 9 to 20 at the Philippine Center on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. A formal opening will be held April 10 (Tuesday) at 6 p.m. at the lobby of the Philippine Center. Exhibit will be open to the public Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekends by appointment only. Proceeds to benefit the Scholarship of Hope of the Bukas-Loob sa Diyos Foundation. For particulars, call 212.575.4774.

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Forgotten Soldiers Screening at Philippine Center

APRIL 12—The Philippine Consulate General in NY in commemoration of "Araw ng Kagitingan" presents a special screening of Donald Plata's "Forgotten Soldiers" (2011) at Kalayaan Hall, Philippine Center, 556 Fifth Ave, NY, NY at 7:00 pm. Cocktails to be served at the lobby at 6:30 pm. Forgotten Soldiers is a documentary film about the United States Army's Philippine Scouts. They fought America's first major ground battle of WWII. Narrated by Lou Diamond Phillips. RSVP to Ms. Mae Ermita at 212-764-1330 ext. 336 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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2 Filipino films to compete at SOHO int’l filmfest NY

APRIL 13-20—The 3rd SOHO International Film Festival New York City (SIFFNYC) will be held from April 13 to 20 with two Filipino indie films competing — “Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa” (“The Dance of Two Left Feet”) and “Senior Year.” Movies will be screened at Sunshine Cinema located at 143 East Houston Street in Manhattan. “Senior Year” will have an April 14 (Saturday) screening at 1:30 p.m., while “Ang Sayaw” is scheduled on April 15 (Sunday) at 9 p.m. SIFFNYC is founded by Filipino-American Jorge Ballos. For complete list of film entries and schedule of screening, visit www.sohofilmfest.com or www.siffnyc.net; or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

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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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FiRE Birthday Brunch Fund-raiser

APRIL 14—Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE) cordially invite you to Filipino-style Brunch in celebration of our birthday at Ugly Kitchen, 103 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Join us for silogs* and calamansi mimosas as we celebrate five years of serving the Filipina migrant community in NYC. Tickets are $30 per adult or $15 per child, 10 and under. Admission includes food, a drink, and entertainment by FiRE. Raffle will be held for fantastic prizes!Free canvas tote bag silk-screened by hand with FiRE's logo with purchase of 1st raffle ticket! Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance via Brown Paper Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/230343 *Filipino breakfast of garlic fried rice topped with eggs and a side of sweet/salty meats; Vegetarian option will be available. For more information, please visit http://www.firenyc.org

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PAFCOM Star Search Competition

APRIL 15—The PAFCOM Star Search competition will take place from 3-6 pm at Hudson Catholic High School in Jersey. We are opening this year's competition to all Fil-Am talents. Finalists selected on April 15th will get a chance to compete in the grand finale competition set for Sunday, June 24th during the PAFCOM Parade and Festival at Lincoln Park in Jersey City. Winners for each category that will be moving to compete at the Grand Finale will be announced on April 15th. PAFCOM has selected a panel of prestigious judges that have background and expertise in dance, music and entertainment.  If you are interested in showcasing your talent, you need to register by April 7, http://pafcom.org/events/events_signup/PAFCOM_Star_Search.php. A registration fee of $25 for a single act or groups. There will be a $10 entrance fee to see your favorite talent compete. For more info, pls contact Maureen Javier - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Jeanette Mojares - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Rosemari Flores - 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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Manuel S. Enverga Univ. Alumni Meeting

APRIL 21—Calling on all alumni of Manuel S. Enverga University. A small delegation from the University headed Jazmin Enverga, vice president for administration, will be meeting with alumni on April 21 at 1 p.m. at the Fiesta Grill, 819 West Side Avenue, Jersey City. The main purpose of the meeting is to update alumni on recent developments in the university, and to plan a grand reunion in the United States. The meeting should be interesting especially for those who have not been back to the university for year. For more information, please contact Gil Vendiola at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 718-801-2315.

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PAFCOM to honor its 2012 grand marshal at Renaissance

APRIL 21—The Philippine American Friendship Committee (PAFCOM) will honor Atty. Victor G. Sison, a former Jersey City Municipal Court judge, as 2012 grand marshal at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel, 1000 Spring Street, Elizabeth NJ 07201. Cocktail hours at 7 p.m. Dinner-dance at 8 p.m to midnight. Formal attire. Donation is $100. For details, call Eduardo Pena (973) 900 2427, Francis Sison (201) 388 6364, Carmen Flores (201) 993-1158 or Lita Pena (201) 232 1742.

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CFC ANCOP NJ  LAUNCHES 2012 GLOBAL WALK WITH  ‘PISTAHAN’

APRIL 28—We are pleased to invite you, your friends and relatives to CFC ANCOP NJ’s “PISTAHAN.” It will be held at Conlon Hall, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in 29 North Washington Avenue, Bergenfield, NJ from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The event launches the 2012 ANCOP Global Walk which is set for August 11. “PISTAHAN” is aimed to raise funds for ANCOP U.S.A.’s on-going projects, namely, Community Development Program, Child Sponsorship Program and Health Program. Entrance to PISTAHAN is free. Highlights of the event are Santacruzan, sale of Filipino foods, music & dance, and final canvassing of ANCOP NJ's beauty pageant competition. Tickets at $1.00 each for the beauty pageant candidates are now available from Couples for Christ-NJ members and will also be available in Conlon Hall on April 28. Contact persons are: Reynaldo Magdadaro-201-873-0187; Roel Moldez-201-660-0155;  Beth Macaraeg-201-832-7682; Roger Santos-848-459-8019; Romy Dacayanan-609-481-8505 and Cely Deauna-201-660-0155.

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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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Lea Salonga at Town Hall

MAY 4—The Town Hall, Broadway's landmark concert and theatre venue, located at 123 West 43rd Street, is pleased to present Lea Salonga: The Journey Continues.  The Tony and Olivier Award-winning actress and recording artist will perform in concert at 8pm. The Journey Continues is an intimate evening that features a selection of Broadway tunes, standard classics and today's hits, plus Tagalog songs (native Filipino songs) and personal stories of Salonga's incredible journey, spanning decades. Tickets, priced at $55, $50 and $45, are now available via Ticketmaster.com (800-982-2787). Tickets can also be obtained by visiting The Town Hall Box Office between noon and 6pm (daily, except Sundays) at 123 W. 43rd St. - (212) 840-2824. For more information, visit www.the-townhall-nyc.org

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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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Asian Pacific Heritage Month at Charles B. Wang Center

MAY 12—The public is invited to the 4th annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with the theme “One World, Many Cultures” at Charles B. Wang Center Stony Brook University. Organized by Suffolk County Asian American Advisory Board (AAAB), Suffolk County Office of Minority Affairs, Wellbrook Foundation, Inc. and Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook University and co-sponsored by Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook. There will be cultural dances, and musical and vocal performances, plus multi-cultural booths from 10 different countries such as Bangladesh, China, India, Japan, Korea, Nepal, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam with arts and crafts display, vendor booths, photo exhibit, tea ceremony, health awareness, workshops and awarding ceremonies for Distinguished Asian Americans presented by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. It will be followed by induction of new AAAB members and social harmony awarding ceremonies.  Free admission from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the main lobby.  Wang Center theater seating opens at 1:30 pm featuring the AAAB Youth Orchestra ($5 per head) and the feature performance at 4:30 p.m. ($10). First come, first serve. Reserve your theater tickets on-line. Call Jim Young 631.913.8321 or Ramon Villongco 631.742.3479 or visit www.scaaab.org

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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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PWUAA 20th Anniversary Celebration

MAY 19—The Philippine Women's University Alumni Association, PWUAA (Tri-State) cordially invites you to its 20th Anniversary Celebration, Induction of Officers & Recognition of Jubilarians from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM at The Fiesta on 255 RT 17S, Wood-Ridge, NJ 07075. For more info, call: Alex Esteban 917-257-7053 or Linda Rupel 201-892-8681.

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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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2012 Santacruzan in Rockland

JUNE 1 & 2 — All are invited to a dinner dance and coronation of 3 Reyna Elenas and Emperatriz at St. Catherine's Gym, 523 Western Highway, Blauvelt, N.Y., 10913 from 7 p.m.-midnight. On Saturday there will be a Santacruzan Mass, procession and festivities from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info call Elmer and Rheci Abustan 845-352-8756; Heidi Medina 845-359-5534; or Lulu Piano 914-584-8977.

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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).

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