SINAG group show, book launch at PhilCenter NYC

OCT. 7 - 18—SINAG, the American Society of Philippine Photographers, will present recent works by its members from at the Philippine Center Gallery, 556 5th Ave. on 46th St. in Manhattan. SINAG’s book “Images from the Heart” will be formally launched. Reception on Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Contact Jun Hernandez of SINAG at 732.422.6905 or Philippine Center, 212.575.4774.

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PAG-ASA Foundation hosts ‘Isang Gabi ng Harana’

OCT. 11—“Isang Gabi ng Harana,” a taste of Filipino romance for the benefit of the projects of the Philippine-American Aging Seniors (PAG-ASA) Social Foundation, Inc., will be held at the Philippine Center on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Reception from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and program starts at 7:15 p.m. Featuring New York-based classical singers, actors, musicians in a fun-filler tribute to the old-fashioned courtships of our grandparents with kundiman or Filipino love songs. Admission is $45. For tickets and other info, call Consuelo Almonte 718.849.5204 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; or visit www.pagasasfi.com

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International Day celeb in 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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Filipino Catholic Award at Our Lady of Snows

OCT. 12—The Filipino Catholic Award will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Our Lady of the Snows at 258-15 80th Avenue, Floral Park, NY 11004. For details, call 212.947.0011 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Adamson Univ. Alumni first reunion in NYC

OCT. 19— Adamson University Alumni in NY, NJ, CT & PA will hold its first reunion on from noon to 4 p.m. at The Learning Center, 4 West 43rd Street (near 5th Ave.) New York, NY 10036 (just a block away from Grand Central Station). This is a potluck gathering and alumni will contribute $30 for the rental of the function room. The president of Adamson University, Rev. Fr. Gregorio “Gregg” Banaga, CM, will grace the event. For more details, contact any of the following: Mario “Mar” Garcia 732.425.4907 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), Nimia Lacebal 973.338.1204 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), Melinda S. Reyes ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), Rick Borja 914.772.2851 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), Chito Bautista 917.535-2271 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), Gene Salle ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), Rod Cruz ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Romeo “Mio” Ramos ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

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Global Pinoy Singing Idol regional contest

OCT. 19—ABS-CBN/DZMM  and ANCOP USA will host the North East A Regional Competition of Global Pinoy Singing Idol from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Church of Hungary’s Fr. Meinrad Hall, 170 Hussa Street, Linden, NJ 07036. Also a dinner-dance event. Raffle tickets with fantastic prizes will be drawn in the same evening. This is a fund-raising project to sustain the ANCOP USA projects for the poor in the Philippines.
Donation is $30 per person. Tickets are available from any Couples for Christ member in the North East. Interested parties may contact Romy Dacayanan at 609.481.8505 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Charice in Oktober Fiesta at Astoria World Manor

OCT. 20—Charice will be the featured artist at Oktober Fiesta at Astoria World Manor at 25-22 Astoria Boulevard, Astoria, NY 11102. The event, which starts at 1 p.m., will also be highlighted by ballroom dancing and lavish buffet, with complimentary beer. Joining Charice is The Voice finalist Cheesa. General admission is $75 (VIP seating $95). For updates, visit www.oktoberfiesta.com. E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Hotline is 212.682.6610.

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PMAA election of officers in Howard Beach, N.Y.

OCT. 20—The Philippine Medical Association in America (PMMA) will hold its election of officers at noon at Empire Buffet at 161-49 Crossbay Blvd., Howard Beach, NY 11414 (718.323.2888). It will be followed by a meeting. Dr. Prospero Lim will moderate. No pharmaceutical sponsor. Donation is $15 per person.

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Screening of docu on Jews fleeing to PH from Nazis

OCT. 24—A screening of the documentary “Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust” (narrated by actor Liev Schreiber) will be held at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center at 556 Fifth Avenue (bet. 45th and 46th Streets) in Manhattan from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Presented by AJC New York and the Philippine Consulate General in celebration of Filipino American History Month, the one-hour docu tells how 1,200 Jews escaped the Nazis and immigrated to the Philippines. To register, visit ajcnyc.org/philippines2013

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Team United Maharlika’s 1st anniv. at Astoria Manor

NOV. 17—Team United Maharlika Foundation, Inc. will hold its first anniversary from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Astoria World Manor at 25-22 Astoria Boulevard, Astoria, NY 11102. Donation is $75, dinner and open bar. Attire: Filipiniana/formal. For particulars, call Nida Cortez 646.644.4101, Ria Serrano 718.414.4041, Medy Taeza 646.415.3040, Rick Respicio 201.993.8782, Cynthia Ballenas 917.797.1688, Rene 646.831.9541 or Greg and Yuka Agulan 908.472.1825.

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AFTA’s Masquerade Ball at Loving Life Center NYC

NOV. 23—The Association of Fil-Am Teachers in America (AFTA) will hold a Christmas Masquerade Ball from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Loving Life Learning Center on 43rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues in Manhattan. Formal attire (gown/coat & tie). Donation $60. RSVP Lumena Castañeda at 201.659.1545 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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PMAA induction, Christmas party at Bamboo Grill, N.J.

NOV. 24—The Philippine Medical Association in America (PMMA) will induct its new set of officers and hold its annual Christmas party at Bamboo Grill, 54 S. Washington Ave., Bergenfield, NJ 07621 (201.384.5951).

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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/