Cebuano mass in Queens every first Sunday of month

MARCH 2—Father Jovito Carongay, Jr., the administrator of Ascension Church at 86-13 55th Avenue, Elmhurst, NY 11373, will celebrate a Cebuano (Bisaya) Mass every first Sunday of the month beginning March 2 starting at 5 p.m. Everyone is invited. For details, call the Rectory at 718.335.2626.

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PH Consulate to hold outreach in Jersey City

MARCH 9—The Philippine Consulate General New York will hold a consular outreach program in Jersey City at St. Mary’s Church Hall, 252 2nd Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the outreach team will process passports, dual citizenship and legalization of documents. In partnership with Catholic Action of Mary. Contact person is Ledy Almadin ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

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PIDCI Grand Marshal Gala at Astoria World Manor NY

MARCH 15—The Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc. (PIDCI) will host its annual Grand Marshal Gala in honor of this year’s Grand Marshals Drs. Emilio “Boy” Quines and Felcisima “Fely” David-Quines. It will be held at Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Boulevard, Astoria, NY 11102-2940. Cocktail reception at 7 p.m. Dinner-dance at 8 p.m. to midnight. Attire: Filipiniana or formal. Donation $100 per person. RSVP (paid by) Feb. 28. Call Dr. Prospero Lim 347.248.5106, Ollie David 732.499.7995 or Angie Molina 718.875.2901.

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PH Consulate’s consular outreach in Stratford, N.J.

MARCH 22—The Philippine Consulate General New York will hold a consular outreach program in Stratford, N.J., in partnership with the Philippine Community of Southern New Jersey, Inc. It will be held at 205 S White Horse Pike, Stratford, NJ 08084 (near Cherry Hill, N.J.). From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the outreach team will process passports, dual citizenship and legalization of documents. Contact persons are Senen Fontanilla 856.216.2900 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), Frances Estella 856.424.8925 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Aling Cueto Magpantay 856.428.3855 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

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PACCAL to honor Tri-State Influential Women for 2014

MARCH 30—The Pan American Concerned Citizens Action League, Inc. (PACCAL) will celebrate the Women’s History Month by honoring the distinct achievements of the Fil-Am women in various fields of endeavor and the unprecedented charismatic prominence of the 2014 Tri-State Influential Women. It will he held from 1 p.m, to 6 p.m. at Ramada Plaza Hotel, 160 Frontage Road, Newark, N.J. Donation is $75. For details, call 201.388.1260.

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Salute to PAFCOM’s 2014 Grand Marshals

APRIL 5—A salute to PAFCOM’s 2014 Grand Marshals Bong and Mary Jane Lerias will be held at the Astoria World Manor from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Lots of food, fun, unlimited drinks and dancing. For more info, call Bong Lerias 631.697.2830 or Mary Jane Lerias This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 201.920.9307.

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PH Consulate’s consular outreach in Philadelphia

APRIL 5—The Philippine Consulate General New York will hold a consular outreach program in Philadelphia, in partnership with the Filipino Executive Council of Greater Philadelphia, Inc. It will be held at St. Augustine Church, Vine corner 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19101. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the outreach team will process passports, dual citizenship and legalization of documents. For details, contact Hermie Aczon 856.577.4103 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Ruth Luyun 215.740.3499 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

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PH Consulate’s consular outreach in Toms River, N.J.

APRIL 6—The Philippine Consulate General New York will hold a consular outreach program in Toms River, N.J., in partnership with the Filipino American Community Development Center of Ocean County, Inc. (Venue to be advised). From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the outreach team will process passports, dual citizenship and legalization of documents. For details, contact Rica Angela Guevarra at 732.664.8120 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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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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