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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Vicky Faye Aquino art exhibit at PhilCenter NY

AUG. 3—Artist Vicky Faye Aquino will hold her 4th solo exhibit “The Sameness of Difference” from July 29 to Aug. 9 at the Philippine Center on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. An opening reception will be held on Aug. 3 (Saturday) from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. A psychology and business management graduate of De La Salle University, she is currently involved in several non-profit organizations in Philadelphia, particularly the Philippine Folk Arts Society, Inc. (PFASI), where she serves as a board secretary and a rondalla member.

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CROM Martial Training to open in new location

AUG. 3—CROM Martial Training & CrossFit Rockaway Beach will have a grand reopening in its’ new location, the Wave Building at 88-08 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, after being closed for nine months due to Hurricane Sandy. CROM is proud to be the only Mixed Martial Arts and CrossFit facility to service the entire Rockaway peninsula. Offerings include but are not limited to Muay Thai, Boxing, No Gi BJJ, and CrossFit workouts. Event will be from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to try free 10-minute workouts to get a taste of what CrossFit is all about. There will also be martial arts demonstrations, contests and t-shirt and equipment giveaways. For details, call Sarah at 718.490.2238 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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God the Father of all Mankind annual celebration

AUG. 4—Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 at 12:15 p.m. St. Patrick’s Church 39-38 29th St. L.I.C. NY 11101. Come let us celebrate the annual feast of God the Father of all Mankind. Consecrate yourself and your family. Every first Sunday of August, thousands of people all over the world, honors our God the Father, please be one of them. In preparation for the Feast Day, there will be reflections by invited speakers with eight days of Holy Octave Prayers of Consecration from July 28-Aug. 4, 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church Blessed Sacrament Chapel. For further information: Nina Borja 917.443.2239 Nena Matela 646.236.3831, Luis Sanchez 347.208.8668, Zenaida Santos 347.400.8432 or Carmen Martinez 718.909.4228.

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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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Fr. Joey Faller’s healing mass in Rego Park, N.Y.

AUG. 5—Famous spiritual healer Fr. Joseph “Joey” Faller, founder of the Kamay ni Hesus Healing Center in Lucban, Quezon, will conduct his only healing mass in New York at Our Lady of the Angelus Church at 63-63 98th Street in Rego Park, starting at 6 p.m. All his other healing masses will be held in New Jersey from July 31 to Aug. 6. Contact person is Ching Mangalili 732.804.8055.

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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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Jaycees anniv. gala, grand reunion at Elite Palace

SEPT. 28—JCI Philippine-New York (Jaycees), Inc. will hold its 50th anniversary gala and grand reunion at Elite Palace, 69-02 Garfield Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377. Presented by Consul General Mario de Leon, Jr. and Loida Nicolas Lewis, honorary gala chairs; and the past presidents, officers and members of Jaycees. Cocktail reception at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Gala dinner-dance 8 p.m. to midnight. Attire: Black tie/long gowns. Tickets are $125 before Sept. 15 and $140 at the door. For online ticket payment, Gala.philnyjaycees.org Make checks payable to Philippine-New York Jaycees, mail to P.O. Box 634, Grand Central Station, N.Y., NY 10163. For details, call Jocelyn Bernal Ochoa 347.612.1389, Antero Martinez 347.837.5853, Richard Aguinaldo 917.892.7642, Rollie Balanza 201.306.2524, Richard Rillera 718.757.1064 or Bel Molina 917.325.3653. E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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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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Tofa-NY is now accepting nominations to the outstanding FilAm awards in NY Tri State. Send in your nominations to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and together let’s celebrate FilAm History Month in New York. Deadline for nominations is July 30. For more information, visit us on Facebook or call Elton Lugay, founder, at 212.417.0419.

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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/