Neri & Macaraig exhibit ‘Journey’ at PhilCenter

AUG. 12—“The Journey,” a two-man art exhibition by Othoniel Neri and Ruben Macaraig, will have an opening reception on Aug. 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Philippine Center, 556 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10036. Exhibit runs until Aug. 23.

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Singing Boholano Priests’ two-night concert in Queens

AUG. 15 & 16—The Singing Boholano Priests of the Diocese of Talibon will stage a two-night concert in Queens, N.Y. as part of the group’s U.S.-Canada tour for 2013. The concert, “With Love and Faith,” will be held on Aug. 15 (Thursday) at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Ascencion at 86-13 55th Avenue, Elmhurst, NY 11373. (Contact Fr. Jovito Carungay 646.220.0918); and on Aug. 16 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m. at San Sebastian Church on Roosevelt Avenue corner 58th Street in Woodside, NY 11377. For tickets, call Sylvia 917.770.4665, Hilda 646.508.4871, Eddy 917.945.7706, Lynn 347.845.0220 or Carmen 917.446.5126.

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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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Solemnity of Sto. Niño at Old St. Augustin Church

AUG. 18—Join us at Old St. Augustin Church, Philadelphia, PA. Bus pick up in front of St. John the Baptist Church, NYC (across from Penn Station) at 7 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 40 Spring St., Lodi, N.J. at 7:30 a.m. Donation is $50, payable to “The Adorno Fathers” and send to Gloria Ramos at 100 E. Palisades Ave. #A44 Englewood, NJ 07631. For the benefit of the Adorno Fathers Seminaries in Ramsey, N.J. Contact persons are Ramon and Gloria Ramos 201.776.8288 or 201.567.3048, The Adorno Fathers 201.327.7375, Gerry and Naning 718.931.4254, Betty Tancio 201.592-0017 or Nita Castro 201.568.9822.

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Global Day of Prayer for PH at San Lorenzo Chapel NYC

AUG. 21—A Global Day of Prayer for the Philippines will be hosted by the US Pinoys For Good Governance (USP4GG) and Global Filipino Diaspora Council at the San Lorenzo Ruiz Chapel at 378 Broome Street in Manhattan. The event, which will start at 7 p.m., coincides with the 30th death anniversary of Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, father of President Benigno Aquino III.

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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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Rey R. Reyes art show at National Art League

AUG. 30—“The World of Childhood” art exhibit featuring the works of artist and retired pediatrician Rey R. Reyes is ongoing until Aug. 30 at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, NY 11363. For details, call 718.224.3957 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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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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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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