N.Y. premiere of film docu on Marilou Diaz-Abaya

JULY 26—The Philippine Consulate General in New York and Asian Cinevision will host the New York City premiere of the documentary “Marilou Diaz-Abaya: Filmmaker On A Voyage” at 7 p.m. at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The screening, which is free and open to the public, is an endearing tribute to the late award-winning director by her friend Mona Lisa Yuchengco. Registration and cocktails is from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the lobby of the Philippine center. Due to limited seating, RSVP at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Feast of God the Father at Immaculate Conception

JULY 26—Join the 13th year celebration of God’s Paternity highlighted by a 9th day novena in preparation for the feast of God the Father from July 26 to Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. culminating on the Feast Day Sunday of Aug. 4 at 2:30 p.m. Rosary, Mass, street procession, raffle and fellowship. To be held at Immaculate Conception Church, Astoria, 29th St. & Ditmars Blvd. Contact persons are Linda 718.726.0674, Tita 347.247.1352, Lydia 718.626.2017 and Edna 646.236.2560.

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Summer Fling 2013 picnic honors DCG Tess de Vega

JULY 27—A summer picnic honoring outgoing Deputy Consul Genreal Tess Dizon de Vega will be held at the Sunken Garden of the Fulgado family at 85-15 Edgerton Blvd., Jamaica Estates, Queens starting at 2 p.m. Event will also lunch Pag-asa Social Foundation, Inc. Highlights are retro games like hula-hoop and frisbee, card/table games. Filipino and American food, raffles, line dancing lessons, karaoke, etc. Donation is $10. For particulars, call Dr. Carmencita Quesada-Fulgado 718.658.2106, Consuelo Almonte Shaffer 718.849.5204.

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Schedule of Fr. Joey Faller’s healing masses in N.J.

JULY 31—Fr. Joseph “Joey” Faller, a popular healing priest who founded the Kamay ni Hesus Healing Church in Lucban, Quezon, Philippines, conducting a series of healing masses from July 31 to Aug. 6—all in New Jersey. He has been celebrating healing masses aired over ABS-CBN (seen abroad via The Filipino Channel) and the government-owned station NBN Channel 4. Here is the complete schedule of Fr. Joey’s New Jersey schedule: • JULY 31 (Wednesday), 7:30 p.m. Our Lady of Victories Parish at 2217 John F. Kennedy Blvd. (Boyd Ave.) in Jersey City, NJ 07304. Contact person is Purita Vasquez 201.706.2253. • AUG. 31 (Thursday), 7 p.m. Our Lady of Mt. Camel Church at 10 St. Francis Way, Passaic. NJ 07055. Contact persons are Emma Ordiales 973.928.4789 or Joe Liptak 973.449.7834. • AUG. 2 (Friday), 8 p.m. St. Anne’s Church at 3545 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07307. Contact person is Tina Edelmann 551.697.5471. • AUG. 3 (Saturday). ONE-DAY RETREAT. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Parish at 436 Port Reading Ave. (Milos Hall). Port Reading, NJ 07064. Bring your own brown bag. Contact person is Ching Mangalili 732.804.8055. • AUG. 3 (Saturday), 5:30 p.m. St. Anthony of Padua Parish at 436 Port Reading Ave. (Milos Hall). Port Reading, NJ 07064. Contact person is Ching Mangalili 732.804.8055. • AUG. 4 (Sunday), 5 p.m. St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church on East Blancke St. and Washington Ave., Linden, NJ 07036. Call Ching Mangalili 732.804.8055. • AUG. 6 (Tuesday), 7 p.m. St. Cecelia Church at 45 Wilus Way, Iselin, NJ 08830. (For GPS, use 51 Vernam Street) Call Ching Manalili 732.804.8055. For further information, you may also  call Bert Aguilera at 201.456.4790. To learn more about Fr. Joey’s life and the healing center in Lucban, visit www.joeyfaller.org

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APPA 41st confab, ball at Double Tree, Newark, N.J.

JULY 31-AUG. 4—The 41st annual convention and scientific seminar of the Association of Philippine Physicians in America (APPA) will be held at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Newark Airport at 128 Frontage Road, Newark, N.J. Highlights of the event include the grand inaugural ball featuring the induction of APPA and APPA Auxiliary officers for 2013-2014, the APPA pageant and coronation of Mrs., Miss and Little Miss APPA, a pharmaceutical exhibit, a meeting of the executive council and house of delegates, and welcome reception and alumni night dinner-dance. Contact persons are (for APPA) Dr. Jose Tejero at 845.876.7081 (office), 845.616.5722 (cell) or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and (for Auxiliary) Eden Tejero 845.876.0372 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Make checks payable to APPA. Mail (with registration) to Jose A. Tejero, M.D. at P.O. Box 29, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.

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PACEC to hold 48th ball, Miss Phil-USA coronation

AUG. 4—The Philippine American Communities Executive Council, Inc. (PACEC) will hold its 48th ball and coronation of Miss Philippines USA 2013 at The Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel, 1000 Spring Street, Elizabeth, N.J. 07201, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Attire: Filipiniana or formal. Donation is $80 (adult), $50 (child below 12). Music by Ernie Bugarin’s DJ Express. For directions, call (908) 436-4600.

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Fiesta in America’s People’s Ball at DoubleTree

AUG. 16—The People’s Ball of Fiesta in America will be held at DoubleTree by Hilton Newark Airport, 128 Frontage Road, Newark, NJ 07114. Highlights are presentation of Empowerment Awards and Miss Fiesta in America Finalists, dinner and dancing, special performances and guest appearances of Fiesta in America main performers. Attire: Barong Tagalog & Filipiniana. Ballroom dancing with DJ music. Donation is $85 (Preferred seats $145; benefactor $250). Check payable to Fiesta in America. RSVP by July 15. For particulars, call Fiesta in America office 212.682.6610 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), Darlene Borromeo 973.931.9833 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), Tet Palencia 201.253.6346 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), Rose Javier 201.993.8815 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), Bobby Yalong 201.428.5638 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Nanding Mendez 917.612.8861 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Visit www.fiestainamerica.com

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Piolo Pascual & Angeline Quinto at Fiesta in America

AUG. 17-18—Now on its 15th year, Fiesta in America will be held at Meadowlands Expo Center, Secaucus, N.J. from noon to 10 p.m. (on Aug. 17) and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (on Aug. 18). Special guests Piolo Pascual and Angeline Quinto. Featuring trade exhibitors from the Philippines and the U.S., business to business networking, international and local entertainers, cultural and food festival, etc. Free parking. Tickets $25 at the door (after 5 p.m. $30. Limited VIP seating $60). To sponsor, exhibit or attend, call 212.682.6610 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Visit www.fiestainamerica.com

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FEU DNR School of Med Alumni Foundation NY picnic

AUG. 18—The Far Eastern University DNR School of Medicine Alumni Foundation New York Chapter (headed by its president Dr. Vicente Sandoval) will have a picnic and get-together party from 3 p.m. to midnight at Villa Esmeralda, 2 Pine Tree Lane, Old West Bury, NY 11568-1330. For details, call Dr. Emy Magpantay (chairwoman) Dr. Zenaida Gillego 917.536.5346, Dr. Flora Morente 516.626.6652, Dr. Minda Santagelo 516.298.3800, Dr. Grace Rabadam 516.523.5996, Precy Punsal 516.801.3217, Cora Reyes 212.927.0904 or Sally Salvador 516.659.0245.

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PMAA and its Auxiliary hold 66th anniv., presidential ball

AUG. 25—The Philippine Medical Association in America (PMAA) and its Auxiliary, APMAA, will hold a joint 66th anniversary and presidential ball on Aug. 25 at the Leonard’s La Dolce Vita, 555 Northern Blvd., Great Neck, NY 11021. The celebration, from noon to 5 p.m., will honor Dr. Edgar Lerias, PMAA president 2012-2013; and his wife Mary Jane Lerias, APMAA president 2012. The 2013 jubilarians and 2013 missioners will also be recognized. Donation is $90 per person. Proceeds will go to the medical mission in the Philippines’ Bicol region. Attire: Filipiniana/long gown and Barong/black tie. Ball chairpersons are Dr. Prospero Lim 347.248.5106, Fe Sales 718.845.5839, Dr. Edgar Lerias and Aris Francisco, Esq.

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International Day celeb at Camden County, N.J.

OCT. 12—The Philippines culture will be among the cultures celebrated in the International Day of Camden County, New Jersey to be held at Eastern Regional High School at 1401 Laurel Oak Road, Voorhees, N.J. Presented by Camden County Board of Freeholders, Voorhees Township Cultural & Diversity Committee and Camden County Human Relations Commission. Embrace cultural diversity, ethnic food and dancing and displays. For particulars, call chairwoman Gwen DeVera at 856.751.1364 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Visit camdencounty.com

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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/