GSFAA to hold 41st anniv. coronation ball at Ramada

NOV. 13—The Garden State Filipino American Association, Inc. (GSFFA) will celebrate its 41st founding anniversary and annual coronation ball at the grand ballroom of the Ramada Hotel at 160 Frontage Road, Newark, N.J. 07114, at 7 p.m. For tickets, advertisements, or sponsorship, call Rose P. Javier at 201.993.8815, Bobby T. Yalong at 201.428.5638, Luchie T. Vivas at 551.208.9828 or Sonny Austria at 201.978.6465.

Murray Hill Institute fund raiser at Chart House, Weehawken, NJ

NOV. 13—The Murray Hill Institute will hold its annual dinner-dance fund raiser from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Chart House Restaurant at Lincoln Harbor, Pier D-T in Weehwaken, New Jersey. Tickets at $85 each. Business attire. Proceeds to benefit the MHI Women Transforming Culture. RSVP by Oct. 29. To reserve and pay online, visit www.murrayhillinstitute.org or call Tessie Tabile at 917.767.4549 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). You can also call Martha Swanzey at 201.321.6056 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Make check payable to Murray Hills Institute (memo: dinner-dance) and mail to the institute at 243 Lexington Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016.

Queens Asia Fest

NOV. 13—Queens Asian Fest ( www.QueensAsianFest.com ) will be a FREE to the public event to be held from 10AM - 3PM at the Sheraton La Guardia East Hotel 135-20 39th Ave Flushing, Queens, NY 11354. This year's theme will be "Job Fair/Home Based Businesses."  Our festival does not only  promote the Asian Culture and the robust commercial area that is Flushing (in Queens NYC), we also aim to enrich the Queens residents by providing them with job opportunities from Corporate America as well as Business recruiters from different fields such as the US Government,  Executive Level jobs, IT,  Nursing, Physical Therapy, Banking, Finance, Real Estate,  Airline Industry and others. As an alternative, different business opportunities will also be presented through different Home Based companies that the audience might want to start on their own. Register NOW for FREE: http://queensasianfest2010.eventbrite.com/ The Queens Asian Fest is produced by: Filipinos:  Luis Pedron (LFP International Production Inc) and Rolan & Myrna Gutierrez (Thera Management).

UPAA-NJ election

NOV. 14—The 29th General Membership Assembly and election of 2011-2012 officers and Board of Trustees of the University of the Philippines Alumni Association of New Jersey will be held at the Hilton Woodbridge Hotel from 11am-3pm. Keynote speaker at this year's event is Dr. A. Gabriel M. Esteban, appointed Interim President of Seton Hall University since July 2010.  Dr. Gabriel will speak on "The Role of UP Graduates in a Global Environment." The cost to attend the affair is $35 which includes brunch. There will be a variety of entertainment, prizes, guests and performers. For more information, please contact Bert Peronilla at 973-736-3157 or Nardz Santos at 201-370-6425.

Filipino mass for St. Frances Cabrini at Manhattan shrine

NOV. 14—A Filipino mass celebrating the feast day of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, patron saint of immigrants, will be held at 3 p.m. at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Shrine at 701 Fort Washington Avenue on 190th Street in Manhattan (212.923.3536). Contact persons are Neneng 646.226.9014, Nonong 212.961.6375, Susan 347.592.7933, Ruth 718.483.6770, Mapet 646.201.6779 or Aster 718.239.8783.

Salvation Army Thanksgiving Birthday Worship, Fellowship Service and musical presentation

NOV. 14—The Salvation Army-Ridgewood Citadel Corps Worship Service will be held at the Ridgewood Corps, 69-23 Cypress Hills Street, Ridgewood, NY 11385 starting at 10am followed by a 1pm Birthday Fellowship Luncheon at the same location. Then at 3:30pm, The Ridgewood Corps and the Turbanos Family request the pleasure of your company to witness the presentation of the "Blood of the Lamb" at the Centennial Memorial Temple, 120 West 14th St, New York, NY 10011. It's a 2 hour musical presentation on the life and work of General William Booth and the Salvation Army Worldwide. To RSVP: contact Kervin Hernandez 718-753-1337; Arlene Magtalas 718-607-1570 or Pastor Ed Turbanos 718-497-4356.

Healing Your Family Tree with Fr Bill Halbing

NOV. 20—All are invited to "Healing Your Family Tree with Fr. Bill Halbing at St. Emeric Church, 185 Ave D (Use entrance at 12th St @ Ave C & D) New York, NY from 9:30AM -3:30PM (12PM Mass; 2:00PM Healing Service) Direction: M14D at 14th St to E12th St @ Ave C walk toward CTown Mart make right at 12th St. Church is inside the parking lot. Private Car: E10th St toward 1st Ave left at Ave D, left at 12th St, church inside the parking lot. Free light lunch; Pls bring Olive oil, salt, Religious articles to be blessed. For info; Garth & Esmyrna 212 388 1757, Susan 646 227 8583, Reuben 347 644 3837, Jesse 212 810 0682.

Tanglaw's 32nd anniversary ball

NOV. 20—The Tanglaw Filipino-American Society of Long Island New York Inc. will hold its 32nd anniversary dinner ball at Captain Billís & The Bay View House at 122 Ocean Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706. For directions, call (631) 665-6262. Cocktail starts at 8 p.m. Attire: formal: Dinner ticket $85. Music by Will Reyes (Bristo Filipino). For particulars, call Drs. Fred & Eva Roque (631) 868-0730, Ramon Villongco (631) 742-3479, Dette Enriquez (631) 942-2850, Art Protacio (631) 645-5822, Letty Compas (631) 868-0427, Dr. Lou Escano (631) 220-9249 or Robert Zarate (631) 816-4372. Visit www.tanglaw.org

Filipino holiday bazaar at Westfield Armory, N.J.

NOV. 20-21—A Philippine holiday bazaar will be presented by Samsung and Western Union at Westfield Armory at 500 Rahway Avenue, Westfield, New Jersey. It will be held on Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Nov. 21 from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m. Entrance fee is $5. Highlights are banding2gether, chorale showcase, community dancing, doggie fashion show, kids got talent showcase, luv2laff, bazaar, Christmas gifts, Belen showcase, etc. Door prize: Samsung phones. Call 908.906.9788, 201.918.6730, 201.668.1599 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Filipino Exhibit at Jersey City Public Library

THRU NOV. 27—A Pictorial Essay Exhibit "From Morro Bay to NY/NJ: Filipinos In America from 1587 to Today" will be held at Jersey City Public Library, Five Corners Branch, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306. Reception October 27 at 5pm. Mon 12-8pm, Tue-Wed-Thu 10am-6pm, Fri 9am-5pm. For more info, Nestor Enriquez, FANHS-NJ President, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 201.332.6410 or or Robert P. DeTagle, 201.620.8671, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Bicolandia's 41st anniv. ball at The Fiesta, Wood-Ridge, N.J.

NOV. 28—The Bicolandia Association, Inc. of the Eastern Seaboard USA will hold its 41st anniversary and coronation ball from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Fiesta, 255 State Highway 17 South (Route 17 South), Wood-Ridge, New Jersey 07075 (201.939.5409). Formal attire. Cash bar. Donation $65. Music: DJ. RSVP Nov. 15. Net proceeds will go to the scholarship program of Bicolandia Association.

Annie Virata Hewes-Solo Exhibition

NOV. 29-DEC. 10—Come and view Annie Virata Hewes New York "Skyline in Glass" Solo Exhibit at The Philippine Center, Art Lobby, 556 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10036 from Mon-Fri. 9am-5om and Sat. by appt. For more info, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.glassandraku.com

Simbang Gabi at Saint Patrick's Cathedral

DEC. 4—Please join us at Simbang Gabi Sa Katedral - Mass of the Gifts - at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, Fifth Ave. between 50th & 51st St.,  NYC starting at 6:30 pm. Theme: "Ang Belen: A Picture Perfect of Obedience and Humility." Prior to mass a procession of our Blessed Mother and Santo Nino Images starting at 5:30 pm from Archdiocese of NY (1011 First Ave. & 56th St.) culminating at St. Patrick Cathedral for the Simbang Gabi Mass.

Bohol Circle Family Christmas Party

DEC. 4—The Bohol Circle of Eastern USA invites you to their family Christmas Party at the Assyrian Orthodox Church of Virgin Mary, 644 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652. Admission is $40/person. For more info, please call: Larry Galang 201-790-3358; Atoy Torralba 908-416-4341; Anita Borja 201-428-8107; Daday Magaso 718-344-7898; June Balista 845-269-5297; Bong Dejaresco 917-250-6078.

Health fair, bazaar sale at St. Lucy Church NYC

DEC. 5—A health fair and bazaar sale will be held at St. Lucy Church on 104th St. (between 1st and 2nd avenues) in Manhattan from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free medical services such as blood, cholesterol and diabetes screening, EKG, BMI, dental screening, manual and electrical therapy, laboratory and stress management and others will be offered by medical practitioners and nurses in New York headed by Dr. Teofila Malanum Santos. Sponsored by the Our Lady of Manaoag Society in America. Contact Nida 718.393.0348, Lett 516.385.8238, Rene 646.831.9541, Sofia 347.453.8951, Anita 917.388.0906, Michael 516.616.5613, Msgr. Aquino 212.289.0730 and Dr. Malanum 516.569.6504.

Silliman University Christmas Party

DEC. 5—Silliman University Alumni NY/NJ will hold its annual Christmas Party and Fund Raising (for SU Student Center) from 3pm to 8pm at Step by Step Dancesport USA, 24 Newbridge Road, Bergenfield, NJ, 07621. Donation $40. Contact persons: Dely Po-Go 973-754-9035; Proscy Sevilleno-Dagdayan 718-224-4126; Jen Villanueva-Pal 914-245-6142; Daday Kiamco-Millman 908-317-9719; Dr. Lowell-Taclob 201-652-3364; Dr. Vangie Bravo-Manjares 631-948-0269; Jingjing Dagpin-Merecido 646-639-4632; Joji Juele-Jalandoni 201-401-7559; Noeta Silva 718-224-2370; Lily Wysocki 848-203-2394. RSVP by Nov. 27, 2010.

Kalayaan concert

DEC. 8—Felipe P. de Leon Foundation Inc. proudly presents Katrina Saporsantos, soprano, Anthony Lim, tenor and Cynthia de Leon, pianist. 7 p.m. at the Kalayaan Hall, Philippine Center, New York. Donation: $20. Seating is limited. For tickets please call Fatima Griffith at 201-902-0978 or Cynthia de Leon at 201-790-2735 or 201-652-4435.

NaFFAA's 3rd Annual Poinsettia Grand Ball

DEC. 11—The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA-Region 1) hosted by NAFFAA-Connecticut Chapter invites you to their 3rd Annual Poinsettia Grand Ball - Salute to the Filipino-American Achievers - at the Holiday Inn Stamford, 700 East Main St., Stamford, CT 06901, tel #203-3580-8400 starting at 6:30 pm. Donation: $85 per person, $100 at the door. Attire: Men in Tuxedo (Red bow tie) or optional red tie, women in red or red accented long gown. For more info, call Debbie Magno 203-933-1661; Marlene 203-912-8293; Frank 617-755-3948; Aida 610-416-0746; Merit 973-680-1533; Nena 212-799-1847 or Roger 516-807-2882.

Lady of Manaoag Society induction, Christmas ball

DEC. 12—The Our Lady of Manaoag Society in America will have its induction and Christmas ball at Astoria World Manor at 25-22 Astoria Blvd., Queens, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Highlight is the coronation of Hiyas Ng Manaoag USA 2010 and other beauties. Donation is $70 with proceeds to support projects of Msgr. Aquino at St. Lucy Church. Everyone is invited. Call Nida 718.393.0348, Lett 516.385.8238, Rene 646.831.9541, Sofia 347.453.8951, Anita 917.388.0906, Michael 516.616.5613, Carmen 516.569.6504 and Bing 917.375.9344.

Macabebe Association Christmas party

DEC. 12—Come enjoy the food, drinks, music, dancing & Holiday Spirit together. Everyone is welcome to bring any additional food or dessert to the party.  At the Ascension Church, 256 Azalea Drive, New Milford, NJ. Party to begin at 5 pm in the auditorium. Donation: $30 per person, Ages 8-12 are $15 per person and Ages 7 and below are free. For More info contact Dr. Epifania Cruz (609) 284-7968, E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Antonette Y. Chester (201) 647-8394, E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Lani Cabrera: (201) 373-0886, E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Anthony P. Yabut: (917) 856-5499, E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Parangal: A Salute to Levi Celerio

DEC. 12—All are invited to a "Salute to Levi Celerio"-National Artist and Poet of Philippine Music in celebration of his 100th birthday anniversary at St. Peter's College, Roy Irving Theatre, 2641 Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07306 starting at 3pm. . Sponsored by the Philippine Chamber Rondalla of New Jersey, Inc. (a 501-C3 organization). Tickets: $15 advance general admission ($20 at the door); $5 for kids 10 and younger. It will also feature very entertaining rondalla music interspersed with skits, some dance sequences, songs by acclaimed vocalists and more!! For more info, call Tarit at 908-359-3297 or Del at 732-207-3284 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

CAPIZ HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1966

Calling all CHS Class of 1966 alumni residing in USA and abroad.  We are having our Grand 45th Reunion in Roxas City on June 25-26, 2011.  Contact us for details by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and/or by phone, in Roxas City: Orlandz Bigcas-Lumawag at 011-6336-621-2420, Vicky Ponsaran-Villarosa at 011-6336-621-1223, Charlie Robles at 011-6336-6211409, Luz Almanzor-Borres at 011-6336-6210132: in Manila: Adrian Buensalido at 011-639-175340310, Evelyn Yap-Paz at 011-632-417-4420: in USA: Medy Jimenez-Antonio in CA at 1-818-339-7471, Andy Quisumbing in OH at 1-740-363-7378, Eduardo Quiampang in NJ at 1-856-304-3317;  Allan Chu in Canada at 1-514-685-8647.

UST High School Call 1961-Alumni Homecoming

We are the Golden Jubilarian for the USTHS Alumni Homecoming of 2011. Your batchmates are awaiting for you, after 50 years. See you all on Feb. 5, 2011 at the UST Plaza Manor, infront of the main building. Be present too at the Batch '61 Golden Jubilee reunion, a 4 day outing on Feb. 8-12, 2011. Also UST celebrates 400 years, Grand Celebration on Jan.27-28, 2011. For details, contact the following: Miroan Sison Sy 571-2239, CP 0928-383-5609; Alex Costales 844-4755 or 0905-319-2213; Erlinda Co-Sarno 562-402-0418; Cora Tanega-Bernardo 510-459-5411 or 510-489-0346; Mita Zamora Olaso 973-801-8001 or 843-492-7433 or Corky Coronel Ledesma 516-759-9262.

Peace Corps 50th Anniversary

The Peace Corps Alumni Foundation for Philippines Development (PCAFPD) is preparing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps in 2011 by collecting stories from Filipinos about Peace Corps Voluneers who served in the Philippines. If you have memories of a Peace Corps Volunteer who was your friend, colleague or neighbor when you or your parents or grandparetns were living in the Philippines, we'd like to hear from you. Please send your submissions by email to (if you want to be the point person on this you can enter yours --or use This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Also, for those who do not use email, submissions can be sent to PCAFPD, P.O. Box 100114, Arlington VA 22210.

'Thrilla Day' in Banga, Aklan for Banganhons worldwide

APRIL 26, 2011—Banganhons across the globe will gather in Banga, Aklan on this Easter Sunday designated as "Thrilla Day." Event will start with a 7 a.m. mass followed by colorful tricyclecade to Aklan State University for brunch. A Filipiniana gala will take place at 7 p.m. featuring 12 reigning beauties. For details call Anthony at 973-845-6292 (or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), Reuben 718-210-3206 (or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or Baby Coroy 516-358-7480 (or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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