Life in the Spirit Seminar

JUNE 16—Please join our Life in the Spirit Seminar " God's Indwelling Love" the one day conference from 8:30AM to 6:00PM at St. Emeric Church, 185 Ave D @ E12th St NY NY 10009. For details: Esmyrna 212-388-1757/ Sus  an 347-592-7933/ Ophelia 516-353-8297 / Reuben 347-644-3837/ Jesse 212-810-0682.

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NAFCON’s human trafficking forum at NYU Langone

JUNE 16—The National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) will host a forum on human trafficking from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 1st Ave. (32nd St.) in Manhattan. The campaign aims to raise funds for human trafficking victims through STOP (Stop Trafficking Our People) Campaign Task Force. Donations are $10 and $5 (for students/unemployed) with light snacks and refreshments. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Michelle at 347.867.1550.

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Art show by father-daughter team Emil & Kai Sano in N.Y.

JUNE 18-29—The Philippine Center on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan will host an art show by father and daughter artists Emilio “Emil” Sano Jr. and Kalayaan Fe “Kai” Sano called “Doon Po Sa Amin” from June 18 to 29. Cocktail reception on June 16 at 6:30 p.m. with special guest Sheila Coronel, director of Columbia University’s Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Reporting. For particulars, call Vic Cruz at 212.575.4774.

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Melissa Roxas to address human rights violations in PH

JUNE 19—Bayan USA, Kalusugan Coalition, and the National Lawyers Guild will host a forum for Melissa Roxas, a Los Angeles-based community health worker who was the first Filipino-American to have fallen victim to and survived enforced disappearance and torture by the Philippine military in 2009. Roxas will share her experience and answer questions from the community. Forum will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Alumni Hall of NYU Langone Medical Center at 550 First Avenue in Manhattan. Call 347.829.9802 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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U.N. Pinoy talent festival at PhilCenter's Kalayaan Hall   

JUNE 21—Filipinos in the United Nations will mount a Pinoy Talent Festival at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center in Manhattan starting at 6 p.m. The event is spearheaded by the U.N. Staff Recreation Council's Philippine Cultural Society to showcase Filipino talent in performing arts, particularly singing and dancing. Admission is free, with light refreshments.

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‘Reconnect with Philippines’ forum at PhilCenter NYC

JUNE 22—PhilDev will host a forum to help Filipinos reconnect with their homeland at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. "Reconnecting to the Philippines: The Time is Now" will start with 6 p.m. cocktails followed by a two-hour presentation at 7 p.m. Resource persons are Benjie Dela Pena, who will give an update on opportunities and challenges in the Philippines; Michael Balaoing, who will talk on PhilDev strategic focus on science and technology and the role of Filipino diaspora; and Marilyn Abalos, who will present projects. To RSVP, call Marilyn Abalos 917.609.2687 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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D'Balyan East Coast summer picnic in JC

JUNE 23—D'Balyan East Coast USA's potluck picnic will be held from 9 a.m. till sunset at Liberty Pary, Morris Pesin Drive, Jersey City, New Jersey  07305. Contact persons are Adan Castiller  917.601.0800 or Poly Gonzales 201.887.7135.

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Phil.-Am Friendship Day parade, festival in Jersey City

JUNE 24—The Philippine American Friendship Committee, Inc.(PAFCOM) will hold its 22nd grand parade and festival in Jersey City, N.J. To join the parade and for more information, call Lita Pena 201.232.1742, Carmen Flores 201.993.1158, Linda Rupel 201.892.8681, Arnel Binlayo 201.437.9933, Juliet Payabyab 917.557.7300, Nelsie Parrado 201.960.7965, Bong Pineda 201.618.9046 or Ed Pena 973.900.2427.

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St. Catherine of Siena hosts Lady of Perpetual Help feast

JUNE 27—The feast day of Our Lady of Perpetual Help will be celebrated at St. Catherine of Siena Church at 411 East 68th Street and First Avenue (212.988.8300). Celebration starts with Rosary at 4:55 p.m., followed by mass at 5:15 p.m., then exposition, novena, prayers, candlelight procession and benediction.

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UPAAA-NY General Election

JUNE 29—UP alumni living or working in New York are invited to participate in a general election meeting on Friday, June 29, 2012, 6:00 to 7:30 P.M, at the Board Room, Philippine Consulate in 556 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10036 Aleli Alvarez:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   212-564-1419; Nieva Cruz: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   212-689-4587; Jackie Calumba: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   212-203-7921; Neva Fajardo: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   917-386-8895

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Filipino indie 'Busong' gets one-week screening in NYC

JUNE 29—Acclaimed Filipino film 'Busong" starring Alessandra de Rossi and directed  by Auraeus Solito ("The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros") will be screened  in New York City for one whole week starting June 29 (Friday) at the Quad Cinema (34 West 13 St.). An official selection to last year's Cannes Film Festival, Directors' Fortnight Section, "Busong" weaves together tales of the indigenous Palawan people-tales that Solito's mother told him when he was a child. Call Ann Borin at 212.586.6367 or e-mail her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details, or visit www.busongpalawanfate.com

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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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PMAA, APMAA hold joint anniversary/presidential ball

JULY 21—The Philippine Medical Association in America (PMAA), Inc. and the Auxiliary to the Philippine Medical Association (APMAA) will hold joint 65th anniversary and presidential ball at Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd., Queens, N.Y., starting at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Edgar Lerias, president of PMAA 2012; and Fe Sales, past president of APMAA will be honored, along with the Jubilarians of 2012. Attire: formal/Filipiniana.

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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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‘Fiesta Atenista’ alumni confab at Las Vegas’ Riviera Hotel

OCT. 18—The Ateneo Las Vegas group will host "Fiesta Atenista," the theme of the 10th All Ateneo Alumni Convention scheduled on Oct. 18 to 21 at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Dinner ball will be on the penthouse floor, The Top of the Riv. To reserve a room, call 1-800-634-6753 and ask for the $59 group rate for "Ateneo Convention" or "2012 Ateneo Reunion." For details, contact any of the following Ateneo alumni: Nonoy Morada  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (702) 686-2885, Dr..Jun Farrales This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (702) 373-4326, Fred Eleazar  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (702) 883-1883, Danny Vinluan This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (678) 777-8988, or Jun Montenegro This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (646) 266-8208. Visit the official website of the convention at www.fiestaatenista.com for complete list of activities and program.

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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

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