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 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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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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Dadap Family Musical Event

FEB.4—Music Salon at the Cell presents the Dadap Family, Performing Classical to Contemporary with Filipino Folklore Influence at 8 p.m. at the cell: A Twenty-First Century Salon, 338 West 23rd St., (btwn 8th & 9th Ave), New York, NY. Tel 646-861-2253. Tickets are $20 ($10 Student/Senior Discount).  For more info: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/144189 by calling 1.800.838.3006 or at the door.  http://www.thecelltheatre.org/dadapms/

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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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Crisis in Asia education series at Solidarity Center NYC

FEB. 5—A discussion on U.S. geopolitical strategy and military posturing around China and throughout Asia, and the danger of a new war offensive in the region, will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Solidarity Center, 55 West 17th Street, Suite 5C, in Manhattan. Sponsored by BAYAN USA, International Action Center, and other Asian groups, the forum is part of Crisis in Asia Education Series.

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St. Aedan Auction

FEB. 5—Come join us for an afternoon of fun at St. Aedan Auditorium, 41 Tuers Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07306 from 2-5pm. Win valuable prizes. Get your tickets now. $10 ticket gives you 25 changes to win nice prizes plus a door prize. Raffle tickets for the major prizes will be sold at the door. Refreshments will be provided. For tickets, call: Naty: 201-200-9737; Roger: 201-970-8519; rectory: 201-433-6800 or visit the church.

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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, NJ. 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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Feast of Sto. Nino de Cebu

FEB. 6—The Filipino Apostolate of St. Patrick's Church are inviting their friends and parishioners to join them in the celebration of the Feast of the Sto. Nino de Cebu at 39-38 29TH ST. (40TH Avenue) Long Island City, 11101. Mass will start at 12:00NN with Sinulog. Please feel free to bring your  Sto. Nino images. There will be lots of food, games and line dancing after the mass. For inquiries, please call Cora Cortez 646-515-0842; Nina Borja 917-443-2239; Angie Arguelles 646-240-0494; Nena Matela 718-268-4215 and  Carmen Martinez 718-909-4228. Proceeds of the fiesta raffles will be used for the maintenance of the church.

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Alpha Phi Omega Annual Valentine's Party

FEB. 11—The Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity/Sorority Alumni Assoc. (Philippines) of Greater NY invites you to their annual Valentine's Party at Bistro Filipino in Richmond Hill, Queens. For details, call Mailen Gaudite 646-884-1048 or Harriet Avila at 917-280-8723.

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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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Philippine Forum offers 10-week computer course

FEB. 12 & 13—The Philippine Forum will begin its 2011 Project CLEAR (Computer Literacy for Empowerment and Advancement of Rights) with enrollment now open for the basic 10-week computer course with a suggested donation of $100. Interested applicants can choose to attend the orientation either Feb. 12 (Saturday) or Feb. 13 (Sunday), both starting at 2 p.m. Once-a-week computer classes officially start on Feb. 19 and 20, with the following available time slots: 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. For details, call Melanie Dulfo at (646) 715-6391.

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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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3rd Asian-American Month celeb in Stony Brook, N.Y.

MAY 15—The Suffolk County Executive's Asian American Advisory Board, Suffolk County Office of Minority Affairs, Wellbrook Foundation, Inc. and the Charles B. Wang Center are inviting the public to the 3rd annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration, at Stony Brook's Charles B. Wang Center from noon to 6 p.m. There will be multi-cultural booth display, arts and crafts, costumes, dance, featured presentations, vendor and corporate displays and workshops multi-cultural dance and musical performance, induction of new AAAB board members, presentation of awards for distinguished individuals and for the social harmony contest. There is a $5 admission fee for the 2 p.m. cultural presentation, and $10 for the 4:30 featured presentation. The rest of the event is free. Visit website at www.scaaab.org. Contact Ramon Villongco at (631) 742-3479; Jim Liu (631) 675-6504 or Jim Young (631) 949-0313.

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ZDNPHS Class 1961 Golden Homecoming

MAY 18—Calling all classmates Class 1961 alumni of ZDNPHS. We are celebrating our Golden Grand Reunion in Dipolog City.  For further info...please call Attty. Thelma Mata-Carpio 011-63-919-493-0631; Edita Cunanan-Domingo 1-909-981-1457; Dr. Emma Franco-Gonzalez 1-847-664-5831; Grecinda Acas-Anderson 1-702-395-2274; Elma Mata 1-773-728-0922; Prossy Sevilleno-Dagdayan 1-718-224-4126.

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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.