Idell Conaway Exhibit at the Philippine Center

MAY 7-18—“The Underwater World of Idell Conaway” exhibit is now on display at the Philippine Center, 556 Fifth Avenue, NYC, NY. Her reception will be on Friday, May 11th from 6-8pm. Idell‚s new adventure of scuba diving changed her life immeasurably, directing her into more remote corners of the world, following a desire for exploration of the underwater world and its exotic marine life. Most of the photographs in this exhibition were from Anilao, Batangas, at the southern end of Luzon Island, as well as in the Sulu Sea south and west of Mindanao. The images in this exhibition are for sale. For information,contact Idell at 212-255-9332 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Feast of Our Lady of Manaoag at St. Lucy’s

MAY 13—The feast of Our Lady of Manaoag will be held at St. Lucy’s Church, 334 E. 104th St., NYC. The holy mass starts at 2 p.m. followed by a reception in the social hall of the church. Ten outstanding mothers will also be honored. Devotees of Our Mother are encouraged to come. There will be a general meeting of the officers and members of the Pangasinan Association USA, Inc. and the Our Lady of Manaoag Society in America. We also accept new members. For more info call Nida 646-644-4101 or 718-393-0348; Linda 718-461-5730 or 917-714-2510; Zita 973-335-3123; Michael 516-616-5613 or 516-859-7366; Rose 212-501-7162 or 917-344-0111; Irma 718-271-3175 or 347-204-1616.

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Lavarro’s ‘Party Crashers: I Love Jersey City’

MAY 17—Jersey City Councilman-At-Large Rolando Lavarro will present above headline in support of his re-election campaign in May 2013. Venue: Zeppelin Hall Restaurant & Biergarten (88 Liberty View Drive, Jersey City, N.J. Minimum donation to event is $25. Live DJ and karaoke entertainment.

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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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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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Business dialogue at the Philippine Consulate General

MAY 24—Access to capital dialogue. The Citi Commercial Bank and the Philippine Consulate General in New York will host a business dialogue on Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, contact Wendell Gaa at 212.764.1330 ext. 601; or Roy V. Lim at 718.748.3345 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Line Dance for a cause and more

MAY 26—The Filipino-American Ministry of St. Raphael Parish sponsors a Country Western Night to raise funds for the Caholic Ministries Appeal. - Diocese of Rockville Centre at St. Raphael Auditorium, 600 Newbridge Rd., East Meadow, NY.  Tickets are $10 for adults (18 years old & over), $5 for children (7 to 17 years old), 6 years and below FREE.  It's a pot luck dinner.  Donations of a dish or dessert are welcomed.  Tickets are available at St. Raphael Rectory 516-785-0236, or call Robert Fernandez - 516-542-7936 / 516-662-8733.

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PAFCOM Friendship & Coronation Gala

MAY 26—The Philippine-American Friendship Committee, Inc. invites you for an evening of dinner and dancing at their annual Friendship & Coronation Gala at the Sheraton Newark Airport Hotel, 128 Frontage Rd, Newark, NY starting at 6pm. Formal Filipiniana attire. Donation: $110 pp. For more info, call: Lita Pena 201-232-1742; Elaine Referente 201-716-9580; Leslie Dimaya 201-988-1489 or Eduardo Pena 973-900-2427.

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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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34th Santacruzan procession at St. Mary’s in Jersey City

MAY 27—The Catholic Action of Mary (CAM) will hold the 34th Santacruzan and Flores De Mayo in Jersey City, N.J. at St. Mary’s Church (Second Street/Erie Street). Event chair Ledy Almadin said this year’s “Reynas” are Katherine Alcebar, Reyna Elena, Mikeala Banzuela, Reyna Del Cielo and Gabrielle Mari Manahan, Reyna De Las Flores. Check www.catholicactionofmary.com, Facebook page Santacruzan and Flores de Mayo; or contact Deacon Cesar Sarmiento 201.653.3318, Ledy Almadin 201.755.3084, Connie Kasilag (presentation ball) 201.420.0387, Eloisa Porto (sagalas & escorts) 551.998.8528, Misty Tolentino (angels & flower girls)  201.792.5371, Amy Tiongson (prayer groups) 201417-8671 or Joey Mayo (street fair vendors, performers) 917.656.9443.

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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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GK 2nd Annual Philippine Hope Ball

JUNE 2—Gawad Kalinga invites everyone to join the 2nd Annual GK Philippine Hope Ball at the Sheraton Hotel, Meadowlands, East Rutherford, New Jersey. Cocktails start at 6 pm. Tickets are $100.00 per person if paid by May 21st, $125.00 after. Organizations are encouraged to attend, table for 10 for $1,000.00. Leaders & Dignitaries will be acknowledge during the program. Special guests will be RYAN CAYABYAB and the RCF Singers and Tony Meloto and others (to be confirmed). For tickets: Call Shirley at (917)593-1385 (NY) and Sonny Ramirez at (201)993-9170 (NJ) or go online at www.gkhope.com. Proceeds will go to the 6,000 families affected by Typhoon Sendong. Gawad Kalinga not only provide homes but also livelihood programs and values formation.

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PIDCI Independence Ball

JUNE 9—In commemoration of the 140th anniversary of the declaration of Philippine independence, the president, the executive committee and the board of directors of the Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc. invites you to celebrate in the grand ballroom of the New York Hilton Hotel, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019. Cocktail reception starts at 4 p.m., dinner ball from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Preferred seating: $150, general seating: $125. Attire: Filipiniana, Barong Tagalog or black tie. For more info, contact: Albert Diala 347-260-8063; Angie Molina 718-875-2901; Benjie Santos Jr. 347-255-0826; Gheng Pingol 917-669-0505; Sofia Abad 347-558-3728; or Tony Abellar 973-704-0191.

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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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Filipino Apostolate’s Pilgrimage to the Canonization of Blessed Pedro Calungsod

OCT. 19-26—The Filipino Apostolate of  the Archdiocese of New York  cordially invites you to a Pilgrimage to the Canonization of Blessed Pedro Calungsod and to the religious sites of Rome, Orvieto & Assisi. Pilgrimage Cost: $ 3099 from JFK International Airport. Airport taxes and fuel surcharges are included. $100 Early Booking Discount!  If Reserved by May 31, 2012. For further details and reservations, please contact: Cecile Dumdum 650-580-1544 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Rev. Joseph G. Marabe, JCD, Director, Filipino Apostolate of the Archdiocese of New York and Mrs. Eleanor DeLeon, Honorary Overall Chair/ Coordinator.

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Journeys in Faith Travel’s Blessed Pedro Calungsod Canonization

OCT. 19-26—Journeys in Faith Travel Ministry prayerfully invites you to the Blessed Pedro Calungsod Canonization and Pilgrimage to Rome, Orvieto & Assisi. Rev. Father Patrick Longalong, Filipino Diocesan Apostolate, Diocese of Brooklyn & Queens Coordinator, Pilgrim‚s Spiritual Director. Cost: $ 3099 from JFK International Airport. Airport taxes and fuel surcharges are included. $100 Early Booking Discount. If reserved by May 31, 2012. For further details and reservations, please contact: Susan Gasis, tour coordinator. Tel: 646-227-8582 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it