New Year’s Eve bash at Lourdess in Woodside, N.Y.

DEC. 31—A New York's Eve celebration will be held at Lourdess Restaurant at 58-02 37th Ave. (cor. 58th Street) in Woodside, N.Y. 11377. It will be from 7 p.m. to midnight. Admission $40 per person with buffet, dancing, door prizes, entertainment. Hosted by Let's Dance Social Dancing Group. Reservation required. Call Juliet (718) 267-0221.

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BIBAK-Northeast New Year's eve party in Jersey City, N.J.

DEC. 31—The Annual BIBAK-Northeast New Year's eve party will be held at Our Lady of Victories Church hall, on Ege Avenue near West Side Ave., Jersey City, N.J. from 6 p.m. to midnight. Contact Annabelle Marchadesch at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Brian Gulian at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for particulars.

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14th Sto. Nino & Ati-Atihan Festival in Chesapeake, VA

JAN. 8—The Aklan Ati-Atihan of Virginia celebrates its 14th Sto. Nino & Ati-Atihan Festival at the Chesapeake Conference Center, 900 Greenbrier Circle,  Chesapeake, VA 23320. This event enables the participants to renew their devotion to the Holy Child (Sto. Nino) while they celebrate the feast of the Sto. Nino and Ati-Atihan Festival. Everyone is invited to attend this colorful, fun-filled, exciting festival as we celebrate the feast of the Sto. Nino.  Please contact the following members for tickets and additional information: Astro & Lyn Tejada (757.547.4813), Rey & Emma Apolonio (757.229.3733), Emma Panagsagan (757.588.4193), Joy Asban (757.216.2094), Joe & Vivian Sola (703.505.6548).

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Ma-Yi Theater’s ‘Flipzoids’ at Peter Jay Sharp Theatre in NYC

JAN. 11—Ma-Yi Theater Company, one of the leading Asian-American theater companies, will continue its 2010-11 season with "Flipzoids," a play written by Ralph B. Peña, with previews set to begin Jan. 11, 2011 prior to an official opening on Jan. 18 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre (416 West 42 Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) in Manhattan. Directed by Loy Arcenas, Flipzoids stars Ching Valdes Aran, Carlo Alban and Tina Chilip. "Flipzoids" will run at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42 St.) Jan. 11 to Feb. 6.  Performances are Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., with matinees at 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $30 and $40 and can be reserved by calling Ticket Central at 212 279 4200. Call Ma-Yi Theater at (212) 971 4862 (ask for Leslie Caiola or Jorge Ortoll). Visit www.ma-yitheatre.org

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Mass for feast of Sto. Niño of Tondo at St. Mary's Church

JAN. 15—The 15th annual feast of Sto. Niño of Tondo will be celebrated by the Filipino community in the tri-state area with a special mass at St. Mary's Church on 2nd Street, between Manila Avenue and Erie Street near PATH Grove Station. The mass will start at 2 p.m. Everyone is asked to bring family-owned Santo Niˆo images to be placed in the altar with the miraculous Sto. Niˆo of Tondo. Fiesta reception will follow after the mass. For details, call Leny M. Isidro (551) 358-5234, Cita Roman (201) 333-5624, CAM (Ledy) or Parish of the Resurrection (Carmen) at (201) 434-8500.

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'Unpacking Violence' opening gallery exhibit at bOb gallery

JAN. 25—Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment-Gabriela USA and community allied organizations, Nodutdol for Korean Community Development and Malcom X Grassroots Organization, invite you to their "Unpacking Violence" opening gallery exhibit at bOb Bar and Gallery at 235 Eldridge St. (bet. Stanton and Houston) in Manhattan, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. FiRE's Unpacking Violence gallery exhibit was inspired by GABRIELA-USA's comprehensive national educational campaign VOW (Voices of Women) versus VAW (Violence Against Women). The art show aims to expand the definition, awareness, and discourse of violence against women (VAW) in order to break the culture of silence around this issue and to combat its occurrence. Artists are Sara Jimenez, Julie Jamora, Candice Sering, Mia Roman Hernandez, Arlene Rodrigo, Sophia Leung, Pedro Mata, Eloise Green, Amihan Doctor and Yul-san Liem. Visit www.firenyc.org

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Tagalog course for Fil-Am children starts January 2011

JAN. 29—The Filipino School of New York & New Jersey located in Jersey City, N.J. is offering an eight-session Tagalog program epecially made for Filipino culture loving kids ages 5 to 12. Children will be taught basic Tagalog vocabulary, writing, craft making, singing, and dancing. Classes will be held every Saturday, 12-3 p.m. beginning Jan. 29, 2011. Dance lesson is $20 per class ($150 for the full 8-week session), and Tagalog class is $25 per session ($185 for the full 8-week session). Registration is now open. For details, call Venessa at (781) 888-8805 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or visit http://filischoolnynj.publishpath.com/home

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Salesian benefit for Roberto

JAN. 29—Celebrate New Year for Roberto- The Salesian family and the Filipino community invite you to join the dinner dance fund raising campaign for the benefit of Roberto's medical conditions at Immaculate Conception Church- 414 East 14th St.@ 1st Ave. & Ave.  A, New York, NY 10009 from 6pm-11-10pm - Donation $15 only; For ticket and information please call Jesse Chan 212 810 0682; Susan gasis 347 592 7933; Esmyrna Nichols 212 388 1757; Antonia Fisher 917 500 6328; Socorro Lara 917 664 5391.

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UST High School Call 1961-Alumni Homecoming

FEB. 5—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.

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‘Sounds of Manila’ concert at Kalayaan Hall, PhilCenter

FEB. 12—‘Sounds of Manila: A Celebration of Love Concert’ will be held at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center on Fifth Avenue (bet. 45th and 46th streets) in Manhattan, starting at 7 p.m. Featuring Sounds of Manila Band, recipient of the 2010 NaFFAA Filipino American Achievers Award, with special guest Jonny Cruz. Admission is $20. For more information, call (212) 417-0419.

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'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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CAPIZ HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1966

JUNE 25-26, 2011—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 e-mail 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.

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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.

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