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

ONGOING—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 42nd 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. 42nd 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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NYC town hall meeting with Comptroller John C. Liu

JAN. 24—New York City Comptroller John C. Liu will be joined by Speaker of the Assembly Sheldon Silver, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, State Senator Daniel Squadron, and Councilmembers Margaret Chin, Inez Dickens, Robert Jackson and Melissa Mark-Viverito in "The Power of an Audit: A Town Hall Meeting" from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Murry Bergtraum High School, 411 Pearl Street in Manhattan (cross street: near the intersection of Pearl and St. James Place accessible by 4, 5 and 6 trains to City Hall). RSVP to the Comptroller's Department of Public Affairs at (212) 669-3089 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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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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Ati-Atihan Festival 2011

JAN 29—The Senor Santo Nino Ati-Atihan Association Eastern USA cordially invites you to our Ati-Atihan Festival 2011 at Saint Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, 979 Avenue C, Bayonne, New Jersey 07002 from 6pm-midnight. Come in costume. Entrance donation: $20, $5 (children below 12 yrs. Old). Prizes for group participation and best costume. For more info, pls. contact Con-con Regalado 201-234-9524; Louie Torres 201-439-1101; Mike Robillo 201-562-7810; Nida Constantino 718-849-5299; Bonnie Quimpo 718-518-6863; Gina Tiston 718-835-2009.

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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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Aklan Association Eastern USA's Ati-Atihan and Master Sto. Niño '11 crowning

FEB. 5—The Aklan Association Eastern USA will hold its annual Ati-Atihan and crowning of Master Santo Niño 2011 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Church of Our Lady of Mercy, 40 Sullivan Drive, Jersey City, N.J. Entrance is $20 per person, $15 for teens and seniors, $10 for kids ages 6-12. If you bring a tray of food, entrance fee is waived for one (1) person only. Prizes will be awarded for group and individual comstumes. For more info, call 973.325.1537.

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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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UPMASA hosts medical mission for indigents in Bani, Pangasinan

FEB. 13-18—The University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America (UPMASA) will hold charitable medical/surgical/dental mission in Bani, Pangasinan for indigent patients. Surgery will be performed at the Alaminos District Hospital. This will be in partnership with Ugnayan ng Pahinungod (UNP), the medical mission division of the Philippine General Hospital. About 80 volunteers (doctors, nurses and spouses) from all over the U.S. and 35 doctors and nurses from UNP participate. Donation of medicine has been received from the Catholic Medical Mission Board, UNILAB and Mercury Drug Co. Cataract kits with lenses have been donated by Bausch & Lomb. Heading the medical mission are Dr. Ofelia Bernabe, UPMASA president (FL); Dr. Zenda Lat, president-elect (NJ); Dr. Anita Jongco (NJ), Dr. Edith Orlino-Oliva (Redding, CA), and Dr. Valentin Dolorico (FL), mission chairman. Inquiries regarding the mission can be e-mailed to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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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 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.

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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, PO Box 100114, Arlington VA 22210.