Free screening of ‘A Mother’s Story’ at PhilCenter NYC

MARCH 27—Celebrate Women’s Month this March by viewing a screening of “A Mother’s Story” (with English subtitles) starring Pokwang, Rayevry Cruz, Xyriel Manabat, Noni Buencamino and Beth Tamayo, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Consulate General in New York at 556 Fifth Avenue between 45th and 46th Streets. Admission is free. Refreshments will also be served. Screening is sponsored by the United Nations Staff Recreational Council-Philippine Cultural Society (UNSRC-PCS) and the Philippine Consulate General in New York. For more details, call Marivic Dimaculangan at 212.764.1330 ext. 310.

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Easter Sunday ‘SALUBONG’

MARCH 31—7 a.m. Easter Sunday “SALUBONG.” Come and join us for the meeting of the sorrowful Mother Mary and her Resurrected Son, Jesus, at the St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, E. Blancke St., Linden, NJ 07036.  After the procession, there will be mass at 8 a.m. For more information, please call Fr. Ed Jocson or Fr. Alex Cruz at 908.486.2514. More parking available at the school parking lot behind the church at 179 Hussa St.

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Feast of San Pedro Calungsod

APRIL 2—Tuesday, 7 p.m. Feast of San Pedro Calungsod (Martyr, Missionary, Catechist, Altar Server) Procession and Mass at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, E. Blancke St., Linden, NJ 07036, sponsored by the Filipino Apostolate of Union County and Linden. For more information, please call Dwight at 908.472.8864, Rose at 908.486.0052 or Nimfa at 908.486.8690.

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Enrollment on for PH cultural dance at Filipino School NY-NJ

APRIL 6—The Filipino School of New York & New Jersey will begin its “Sayawan Na! Philippine Cultural Dance Program” every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. beginning April 6 at Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana at 4 West 43rd Street, Suite A (near 5th Avenue) New York, NY 10036. Students will learn history and steps to various Philippine folk dances of the Rural Suite. Open to all ages. Dance instructor is Joyelle Cabato. Cost: $25/student per class (covers registration fee, materials for and maintenance of costumes and props, music, equipment and other incidentals). Please dress in comfortable clothing. For enrollment forms or additional questions, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 774.257.4669.

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The National Shrine of the Divine Mercy

April 7—Please join us for a day of prayer on the feast of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Bus pick up at 7 a.m. at Penn Station, NYC 31 St. between 7th & 8th Ave., 7:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 40 Spring St. Lodi, N.J. Donation is $35. Make payable to “The Adorno Fathers” and send to Mrs. Gloria Ramos at 100 E. Palisades Ave. #A44 Englewood, NJ 07631. This is for the benefit of the Adorno Fathers Seminaries in Ramsey, N.J. For further information, contact: Ramon & Gloria Ramos at 201.776.8288, The Adorno Fathers 201.327.7375, Gerry & Naning 718.931.4254, Betty Tancio 201.592.0017 or Nita Castro 201.568.9822.

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N.Y. mass to celebrate feast of San Pedro Calungsod

APRIL 13—The Filipino Diocesan Apostolate will celebrate the feast of San Pedro Calungsod at St. Joan of Arc Church at 82-00 35th Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. It will start at 10:30 a.m. with a presentation of San Pedro Calungsod painting by Andrea Florendo. A concelebrated mass will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Elenito R. Galido, Bishop of Iligan, Philippines, as the main celebrant. Food and fellowship will follow after mass. For more info, call Fr. Patrick Longalong at 718.347.6070 ext. 102 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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San Lorenzo Ruiz Choir’s ‘Hosanna To King’ concert

APRIL 14—The San Lorenzo Ruiz Choir (SLRC) of New York caps this year’s Lenten season with a joyous Easter celebration through music and song. The concert, “Hosanna To The King,” will take place at 4 p.m. at St. Lucy’s Catholic Church at 344 East 104th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues in Manhattan. Donation starts at $10 and will benefit Centex, a public school learning environment for bright but poor children. For tickets and other details, call Arnel Martinez at 201.388.1621; e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; or visit www.slrcny.com

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Fil-Am engineers’ 18th anniv. dinner ball at Astoria Manor

APRIL 27—The Filipino-American Association of Engineers, Inc. (FAAE) will hold its 18th anniversary dinner ball at the grand ballroom of Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Boulevard, Astoria, N.Y., from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Attire: strictly formal. Donation is $80. $90 at the door. Part of the proceeds will go to FAAE scholarship and technological programs. Music by MusicMates Mobile DJ and a special guest singer. Buffet and cocktail hour: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dinner: 9:30 p.m. Open bar entire evening. Free parking. For more info, call Constante Palad 732.312-2217, Pete Bonus 212.613.8842, Nick Arugay 646.251.5046 or Nonoy Rafael 516.298.8428. Visit www.filam-engineers.org

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Presentation ball to honor Santacruzan, Flores queens

MAY 11—The Catholic Action of Mary will introduce this year’s “reynas” at the 35th Santacruzan and Flores de Mayo with a presentation ball at DoubleTree by Hilton in Newark, N.J. For more information, call 201.434.8500; e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; or visit www.CatholicActionofMary.com

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The Shrines of Canada

May 25-27—Day 1 - 7 a.m. bus pick up at Penn Station, 31st St. across St. John the Baptist Church, 7:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Church 40 Spring St. Lodi, N.J. St. Joseph Oratory and Shrine of Our Lady of Cape in Canada. Day 2 - Old Quebec City - walk and enjoy one of the most historic cities in North America. Visit the Our lady of Victory Church, the Cathedral Basilica and the Shrine of St. Anne Debaupre. Day 3 - Shrine of the Sacred heart of Montreal. Cost: $425/person for double occupancy room, $325/person for four occupancy room. Make check payable to “Adorno Fathers.” Send to Gloria Ramos at 100 E. Palisades Ave., Apt. A44, Englewood, NJ 07631. For the benefit of St. Michael Seminary, Adorno Fathers in Ramsey, N.J. Be sure to bring travel documents (passport/Green Card, etc.). For info, contact: Gloria & Ramon 201.776.8288, The Adorno Fathers 201.327.7375, Gerry & Naning 718.931.4254, Betty Tancio 201.592.0017, Sr. Judy 201.282.7292 or Nita Castro 201.568.9822.

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Sounds of Manila at Perlas Restaurant

JUNE 8—Sounds of Manila is five years old, and they invite you to come celebrate with them on June 8 at Perlas Restaurant in Woodside, N.Y. As a special treat, they will give you a preview of some songs on their upcoming CD album. • Sounds of Manila 5th Anniversary Concert • ‘Salamat Musika’ • 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. • Tickets $20 • 201.334.7228 • BrownPaperTickets.com

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Order of the Knights of Rizal to be inducted

JUNE 19—New members of the Order of the Knights of Rizal will be inducted at 6 p.m. at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center on 5th Avenue in Manhattan. Reception will follow the program.The public is invited. For details, call Joe Ramos at 646.421.0120 or Dean Suba at 212.947.0010.

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Order of the Knights of Rizal dinner-dance

JULY 6—The Order of the Knights of Rizal of New York will celebrate the 152nd birth anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal with a dinner-dance from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Astoria World Manor at 25-22 Astoria Blvd., Astoria, NY 11102. For further details, call Dr. Ino Santos at 917.562.1812, Atty. Dean Suba 212.947.0010, Dr. Prospero Lim 347.248.5106 or Sir Joe Ramos 646.421.0120.

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Eucharistic Pilgrimage

July 14 -19—The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama, Eternal Word TV Network (EWTN), sightseeing in Alabama, North Carolina, Ave Maria Grotto in Little Jerusalem, Cullman, Alabama, Lourdes Grotto of Belmont Abbey in North Carolina, Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and Poor Clare Monastery in Washington, D.C. Bus pick up at 7 a.m. in front of St. John the Baptist Church, 31st St., NYC, St. Joseph Church, 40 Spring St., Lodi, NJ 07644. Bus and accommodation is $600 each person for two occupancy. Make check payable to “The Adorno Fathers” and send to Mrs. Gloria Ramos at 100 E. Palisades Ave., A44, Englewood, NJ 07631. For the benefit of St. Michael Seminary, Adorno Fathers in Ramsey, N.J. For further information, contact Adorno Fathers 201.327.7375, Gloria Ramos 201.776.8288, Gerry & Naning 718.931.4354, Betty Tancio 201.592.0017, Judy Salcedo 201.282.7292 or Nita Castro 201.568.9822.

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Free rondalla lessons

On Sunday afternoons 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Regular lessons offered by the University of the Philippines Alumni & Friends Rondalla in Linden, N.J. (off Garden State Parkway Exit 136). Learn to play a traditional rondalla string instrument such as the bandurria, laud, octavina, guitar and double bass. Everyone from all age groups with all musical abilities (beginners to experienced players) are welcome. For more information, please contact Diane Valencia, UPAFR president at 732.317.3364 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please visit the University of the Philippines Alumni & Friends Rondalla Facebook Page, or its website at http://home.comcast.net/~uprondalla/

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