Hadrian Mendoza ‘Bulol’ Exhibit

THRU JUNE 17—Come see Hadrian Mendoza's "Bulol" Exhibit at the Philippine Center, 556 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10036. Opening reception on June 8 at 6pm. Guests of honor are Ms. Josie Natori and Consul General Mario L. De Leon Jr. More info: www.hadrianmendoza.com

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Lea Salonga at Café Carlyle

THRU JUNE 25—Enjoy an unforgettable evening with Lea Salonga at the legendary Café Carlyle, Madison Ave at 76th St., New York, NY 10021. Tuesday-Friday at 8:45pm. Saturday at 8:45pm & 10:45pm. Musical Director Larry Yurman and Directed by Daniel Kutner. Special Café Carlyle package includes: cover charge, preferred seating & a 3 course meal, $150 per person (excluding tax, gratuity & all beverages). Seating for dinner is between 6:30 and 7:30 pm. For reservations, call: 212-744-1600. www.TheCarlyle.com

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PAFCOM Flag-Raising Ceremony

JUNE 10—Join us for our flag raising in Jersey City, N.J. at 3 p.m. For more info, pls. call: Gani 908-230-6468; Nena 917-528-1212; Helen 201-920-9441; Lita 201-232-1742; Resy 908-416-2732; Luchie 551-208-9829; Gerry 201-238-1785.

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Hip Hop Writer's Workshop

JUNE 10—In a collaborative effort between a community-based outreach group and a collective of MCs bound by their love for music, a celebration of the innate cooperative spirit fostered by grassroots movements springs to life in Queens, New York. Deep Foundation, a long time staple in New York's underground hip hop scene has banded with the Philippine Forum, a well respected not-for-profit organization that offers direct services to both the Filipino and the larger immigrant community. In a consolidation of resources, the two are proud to announce the launch of The Hip Hop Writer's Workshop, housed in the Bayanihan Filipino Community Center of Woodside Queens, to be instructed by Woodside's own M.U.G. Shot and ILL Poetik, both members of Deep Foundation. The two hour workshop will be open to teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18 on Fridays at 7PM starting June 10th, 2011. A requested fee of $25 will cover one-year membership of the youth participants to Philippine Forum and contribution to the use of space and maintenance of the Bayanihan Filipino Community Center, which has become a home to community organizations and different youth, workers', and many other programs. The workshop also aims to prepare the participants for upcoming open-mics and the Sumisigaw Youth Festival, one of the festivals organized by the Philippine Forum and SANDIWA National Alliance of Filipino-American Youth, which will be held in October 22. For more information on the Hip Hop Writer's Workshop, please email Anne Beryl Corotan, Philippine Forum Youth Coordinator, at 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 call (718) 5658862.

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PAFCOM Friendship Ball

JUNE 11—Please join us at our Friendship Ball being held at the Sheraton Hotel, Newark, NJ. For more info, pls. call: Gani 908-230-6468; Nena 917-528-1212; Helen 201-920-9441; Lita 201-232-1742; Resy 908-416-2732; Luchie 551-208-9829; Gerry 201-238-1785.

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PIDCI’s Independence Ball at Hilton New York

JUNE 11—The Philippine Independence Day series of celebration will culminate with the annual Independence Day Ball at the Hilton New York Hotel, 1335 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Rigodon de Honor is main highlight. For details and invitations, call Independence Ball chairman Tess Lobo at (917) 783-8693 or (347) 312- 2090, co-chairman Romeo Somodio at (914) 715-1838 or PIDCI president Joji Jalandoni (201) 401-7559.

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Philcom Center-NJ Painting Competition

JUNE 12—Philippine Community Center  Foundation of NJ, Inc. (Philcom Center-NJ), headed by its President Ronnie A. Atinaja, is holding its first "ART FOR A CAUSE" Painting Competition in Passaic City, New Jersey during the Philippine Day Organizing Council-PDOC) festival - an event commemorating the 113th Philippine Independence Day. Aspiring artists in the Tri-State Area are urged to join the contest, which is categorized into three (3) age groups: Category 1 for 6 to 10 years old, Category 2 for 11 to 17 years old, and Category 3 for 18 years old and above. Registration Fees are: Category 1-$10, Category2-$15, Category 3-$20. Renowned Artists (Painters) from the Philippines have been invited by Philcom Center-NJ to conduct the competition and to act as Jurors. Please visit the website @ www.philcomctrnj.org for other requirements and Registration Form.  There will be three (3) top winners and three (3) Honorable Mention winners in each Category.  To participate, please contact one of the following officers: Helen Dimaya-Amladi 973-338-8523; Tudy Basilio (973) 633-5199; Norma Rabara 201-451-1875 or Carmen Flores 201-993-1158. You may also register on-line at: www.philcomctrnj.org and for further details.

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PDOC'S 24th Philippine Day parade, festival in Passaic, N.J.

JUNE 12—The Philippine Day Organizing Council (PDOC) will hold its annual parade and festival in Passaic, N.J. starting with a flag-raising ceremony and program at City Hall at 10 a.m. on Passaic Avenue and State Street where Dr. Jose Rizal’s 150th birthday will be commemorated. PDOC overall chair Ruben Bagtas said the parade will follow at 11 a.m. heading to the 3rd Ward Memorial Park on Passaic Avenue, where the rededication of the Philippine Veterans Centennial Marker and a Holy Mass will take place at noon. Other highlights are parade of beauties, live bands, folk dancing, Filipino singing and dancing, cultural program and games, Filipino food vendors. Mayor Aaron P. Sampaga of Pamplona, Cagayan, Philippines is parade grand marshal and Dr. Lawrence Everett, Passaic Public Schools’ assistant superintendent is the honorary grand marshal. Jean David is the year’s Mrs. Philippine Day with Miss Philippine Day Raelene Marie E. Osma and Miss Little Philippine Day Milana Paige Villalobos. Western Union is one of the sponsors. For particulars, call Ruben Bagtas at (862) 377-5989 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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‘Rizal sa Dapitan’ screening at Jersey City Library, N.J.

JUNE 13—The critically-acclaimed “Rizal Sa Dapitan,” starring award-winning actor Albert Martinez as Dr. Jose Rizal, will be screened at 7 p.m. at the Jersey City Library at Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey, as part of the special exhibit “Rizal to Today: Filipinos and America.” Consul Mario de Leon Jr. is guest of honor. Presented by the Filipino American National Historical Society, New Jersey and IPEAK, sponsored by the Knights of Rizal-NJ, with the support of the Philippine Consulate General, New York and the Jersey City Five Corners Library. Contact persons are Nestor Palugod Enriquez, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 201-332-6410; Robert P. DeTagle, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 201-918-2113; or Jersey City Public Library, 201-547-4543.

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Dr. Jose P. Rizal exhibit at Jersey City Library, N.J.

JUNE 13-20—The Jersey City Library at Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey, is hosting the special exhibit, "Rizal to Today: Filipinos and America," to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Philippine National Hero Dr. Jos⁄ P. Rizal and the 69th anniversary of the Los Baˆos Rescue. Guest of honor is Consul General Mario de Leon, Jr. with special guest, Fr. John Ruane, SJ. Opening night is June 13 at 6 p.m. Featuring the travel of Rizal to New York in 1888, and the delivery of his 'Mi Ultimo Adios' on the floor of the United States Congress after the defeat of Spain; also presenting the recollection of Jesuit Fr. John Ruane of St. Peter's College and the Ateneo de Manila, one of the liberated prisoners from the Japanese concentration camp at Los Baˆos, Laguna. Presented by the Filipino American National Historical Society, New Jersey and IPEAK, sponsored by the Knights of Rizal-NJ, with support of the Philippine Consulate General, NY, and the Jersey City Five Corners Library. Exhibit is Mon, 12 p.m.-8 p.m.; Tues-Thu, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri, 9 a.m.-5 pm. Info: FANHS-NJ (Facebook: 'FANHS-New Jersey')- Nestor Palugod Enriquez, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 201.332.6410; Robert P. DeTagle, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 201.918.2113; or Jersey City Public Library at Five Corners, 201-547-4543.

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FEUDNR School of Medicine 32nd reunion in Las Vegas

JUNE 15-18—The FEUDNR School of Medicine will hold its 32nd annual reunion and scientific convention at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Deadline for reservation is May 15. Call (888) 529-4828 or (702) 730-7000. Hotel room rates: June 15 & 16 - $50/night, June 17 & 18 - $115/night. Contact Dr. Oscar Tuazon at (626) 926-6372 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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NYC Filipino film festival features award-winning indies

JUNE 17-23—The Film Development Council of the Philippines will present the first annual “Sineng Pambansa” New York Film Festival at the Producers’ Club Theaters at 358 West 44 Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues in midtown Manhattan. Coinciding with the Philippine Independence Day celebration and festivities, the filmfest will survey the current Filipino movie landscape, and includes a wide spectrum of acclaimed films from new independent filmmakers in the last two years. All films will have English subtitles. The festival includes Mike De Leon’s classic film on Jose Rizal, “Bayaning Third World,” which will screen on June 19 (Sunday) to commemorate Dr. Rizal’s 150 birthday. To be screened are Halaw, Bakal Boys, Happyland, Two Funerals, Emir, Ang Paglilitis ni Andres Bonifacio, Ang Panggagahasa Kay Fe, Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria, and RPG Metanoia. Tickets are $10. For the complete schedule and ticket purchase/reservation, call 347.730.4281 or 212.315.4743, and leave a message or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Confirmed program schedule will be posted a week before the filmfest at www.producersclub.com

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Mini-summit on Dream Act, Medicare, all Fil-Am issues

JUNE 18—A Mini-Summit on Diaspora to Development will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lovin' Life Learning Center at 4 West 43rd St., bet. 5th and 6th Avenues in New York City.  This mini-summit is a precursor to the Global Summit that is being organized and co-sponsored by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas, US Pinoys for Good Governance, and National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA). The First Global Summit will be held in Manila, on Sept. 27 to 28, where some 1, 000 participants are expected. Loida Nicolas Lewis will be the main convenor at the mini-summit. Invited speakers include representatives  from the Philippine Consulate General in NY; Eric Lachica (Medicare portability), and JT Mallonga (Dream Act). May Paner, a famous political comedian from Manila who is popularly known as Juana Change, may perform. Registration fee for the whole day is $15 (includes lunch and coffee/tea all day). Space is extremely limited so pre-registration is important. To register, e-mailUSP4GG at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Knights of Rizal NY marks Dr. Rizal’s 150th birth anniv.

JUNE 19—The Order of the Knights of Rizal New York Chapter will celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Riza; from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Astoria World Manor at 25-22 Astoria Blvd., Astoria, N.Y. City Comptroller John Liu will be conferred honorary degree Knight of Commander of Rizal. Dinner-dance will follow. For details, call Allan Matamis 917.566.7567, Rene Ballenas 646.831.9541, Dean Suba, Esq. 917.470.2400 or Joe Ramos 646.421-0120.

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CAPIZ HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1966

JUNE 25-26—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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PAFCOM Grand Parade and Festival

JUNE 26—Don't miss our biggest event of the year being held in Jersey City, NJ. For more info, pls. call: Gani 908-230-6468; Nena 917-528-1212; Helen 201-920-9441; Lita 201-232-1742; Resy 908-416-2732; Luchie 551-208-9829; Gerry 201-238-1785.

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Buklod Group Concelebrated Mass and Fiesta

JUNE 26—This year’s concelebrated mass and fiesta will be held at Our Lady of Visitation Church in Paramus, N.J. The 3 p.m. mass will be followed by a procession, floral offerings, sinulog dance, dinner and some entertainment numbers. The Buklod Group was founded by then Rev Fr. Rudy Osorio, now retired in Cebu City. For many years, the 23-year old organization has been sponsoring scholarships to poor but deserving students of the priesthood.  According to Rev Fr. Arcadio Munoz, Buklod's  adviser and scholarship moderator, as well as parish priest of the St Evangelist Church in Bergenfield, N.J. - there are now 14 seminarians for the year 2010-2011. In addition to providing scholarships, the organization's other charitable works include reaching out to the victims of calamities such as the hapless survivors of Japan’s tragic events.

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Pintang Kayumanggi

June thru August—Philippine Community Center Foundation of NY Inc. cordially invites you to participate with "Pintang Kayumanggi" - A traveling Filipino art exhibition. Participating artists: Art Zamora, Julio Austria, Camille Ver, Sio Montera, Valen Valerio, Jess Evangelista, Danny Pangan, Frank Cana, Danny Rodriguea, Robert Odejar, Nolet Soliven, Xander Calceta, Islaw Evangelista in cooperation with PIDCI celebrates Independence Day on June 5 in NYC; PDOC celebrates Philippine Day on June 12 in Passaic Park, Passaic, NJ; PAFCOM celebrates Phil-Am Friendship Day on June 26 in Jersey City, NJ and Philippine Fiesta expedition on August 20-21 in Meadowlands, NJ. For more info, call: 973-633-5199 (Tudy); 973-338-8523 (Helen); 718-415-3640 (Sam) or visit www.philcomctrnj.com

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Thanksgiving Mass & Party for DCG Melita Sta. Maria-Thomeczek

JULY 10—A Thanksgiving Mass & party will be held at the Church of St. Lucy located at 104 Street between First and Second Avenues at 1:00 P.M. to be officiated by Msgr. Oscar Aquino and some members of the Pareng Pilipino. We encourage individuals and organizations to join us by being participants/ sponsors in this event. For more particulars please call up the following: Nida Cortez 718-393-0348; Veronica Rosario 212-865-1623; Linda Castro 917-714-2310; Cora Cortez 718-482-8885; Raul Calicdan, MD 718-262-0649, Lett Dayao 516-385-8238; Odelon & Ellen Torres 646-226-9014, Rene Ballenas  646-831-9541 and Anita Afante 917-388-0906.

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Eucharistic pilgrimage to Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee & Washington, D.C.

JULY 10-15—Pilgrimage to Mother Angelica's Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament, televised Mass and lived show  at Eternal Word Televesion Network (EWTN), and  Ave Maria Grotto - Little Jerusalem, in Alabama, Belmont Abbey in North Carolina, sightseeing in Tennessee and Franciscan Monastery and Poor Clare Monastery in Washington DC.  Bus and accommodations: $550.00/person (4 occupancy), $650.00/person (2 occupancy). Free continental breakfast & tips to the driver.  All payments should be made to ADORNO Fathers and mail to Gloria Ramos, 100 E. Palisade Ave. A44 in Englewood, NJ 07631. Bus pick up St. John, the Baptist church, 31st St. at 7:00 AM, St. Joseph church, 40 Spring St Lodi, NJ at 7:30 AM.  For the benefit of the ADORNO Fathers Seminary in Ramsey, NJ and in Vinzons Camarines Norte, Philippines. For info call Gloria (201) 776-8288, ADORNO Fathers CRM (201) 327-7375, Gerry & Naning (718) 931-4354, Vicky Tancio (201)592-0017, Sr. Judy Salcedo (201) 282-7292, Flora Bereck (201)736-1960.

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2011 Bikol Nat'l Assoc. of America Annual Convention

JULY 15-17—The Bicol Association of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.  will host the Bikol National  Association of America (BNAA) Annual Convention at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Riverfront Downtown Jacksonville, Florida. BNAA President Lita deLeon-Pena of Jersey City, NJ cordially invites all Bicolanos, friends and supporters to the convention. The Gala Night Dinner Dance, July 16, will highlight the convention. Whole day farewell picnic on July 17 at the Riverfront Metropolitan Park, Jacksonville, Florida.  For details, please call Dr. Lilian Obrero-Gines, President, Bicol Ass'n of Greater Jacksonville, Inc. (904) 509-0030;  Lita Pena (201) 432-2144,  Lilian  & Mauro Gines (904) 509-0030;  Delia Hidalgo-Rayos (313) 885 -1862  &  Dori Fajardo (206) 229-6350. E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Consular Services

JULY 16—Consular Offices are being offer in Westbrook, Maine - Filipino Community of Westbrook, Maine Days Inn Hotel, 461 Maine Mall Road, South Portland, ME  04106 from 10am-3pm only. For more info, call Teresita B Cardona - Tel:  1-207-929-4159;  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Passport applicants by appointment. Walk-in for dual citizenship and Legalization. For additional information, contact us through: Website: www.pcgny.net  Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Tel. No. (212) 764-1330.

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Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the Marian Shrine

JULY 16—Please join us at the Pilgrimage and The Feast Of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Middletown, NY and the Marian Shrine in West Haverstraw, NY.  Bus pick up at 8:00 AM at St. John the Baptist Church 31st St. NY & Penn Station, 8:30 AM at St. Joseph Church 40 Spring St. Lodi, NJ.  Donation is $40.00 - includes lunch.  Make check payable to "Adorno Fathers" and send to Ramon & Gloria at 100 E. Palisade Ave. Apt # A44 in Englewood, NJ 07631.  For info, contact Ramon & Gloria  (201) 776-8288, The Adorno Fathers (201)327-7375, Sr. Judy (201)887-3256, St. John's Prayer Group (201)567-3048, Betty Tancio (201) 592-0017.  For the benefit of Adorno Fathers Seminary, Ramsey, N.J.

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Eliabeth Ramsey, Jaya in live concert in Milford, Connecticut

JULY 16—Elizabeth Ramsey, the Philippines' Queen of Rock & Roll, and her daughter Jaya, the Queen of Soul, will perform together in a concert called "Pinoy Rock & Soul" at Parson's Auditorium, 70 West River St., Milford, Connecticut 06460. With special guest Sheryn Regis. A production of I-Show Entertainment. Tickets are $75, $55 and $35. Call (347) 738-3025, (917) 916-6770 or (917) 294-6783.

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Consular Services

JULY 23—Consular Services are being offered in Ocean City, New Jersey - Filipino Community of Ocean City New Jersey Ocean City Music Pier, 801 Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, Ocean City, NJ 08226 from 10am-3pm only. For more info, call Rene Sese/Mary Ann Sese - 609-398-3342. Passport applicants by appointment. Walk-in for dual citizenship and Legalization. For additional information, contact us through: Website: www.pcgny.net  Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Tel. No. (212) 764-1330.

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Tanglaw of Long Island picnic

JULY 23—Tanglaw Fil-Am Society of Long Island, N.Y. will hold its annual picnic at 1 a.m. at 20 Dover Court Holbrook, N.Y. 11741, Contact persons are (all 631 area code) Rene/Letty Ciompas 868.0487 or 839.4787, Robert Zarate 416.4378, Mac Villapando 331.2441, Ed Bauzon 297.4877, Sonia Carasig 220.8837, Mely Dador 396.4616, Melohane Diokno Balisno 846.6446.

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San Pablo City (Seven Lakes) picnic at Liberty State Park

JULY 30—The San Pablo City (Seven Lakes Association) East Coast is inviting everyone to its annual potluck picnic at Liberty State Park, Jersey City, N.J. from 11 a.m. to late evening. Contribute food, desserts or drinks. Theme is "Lutong Bahay, Lasang Babalikan." Call Abie Elarmo at 973.748.4919, Dodie Cortez 201.920.1248, Luchie Rodriguez 201.463.8413, Jocelyn Devanadera 201.281.9061, Peebles Castillo 201.238.9330 or Tina Mercado 347.965.9330.

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Aklan Association Eastern USA annual picnic

JULY 30—The Aklan Association Eastern USA will hold its annual potluck picnic from 10 a.m. to dusk at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J. (take the NJ Turnpike to Exit 14B and follow signs to picnic area). For more info go to: www.AklanAssoc.org; e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Pinoys Got Talent audition for Philippine Fiesta event

AUG. 13-14—The 2011 Philippine Fiesta in America, the largest and longest-running indoor Phil-Am East Coast event now on its 13th year, will hold auditions for "Pinoys Got Talent," produced by Hector Magno of Magno PI Productions. Venue of auditions to be announced later. Talents selected from auditions will compete against each other at the semi finals, where 8 finalists will be chosen to perform before a panel of celebrity judges that includes Melissa Cantiveros and Jason Francisco of the popular Melason team of the Pinoy Big Brother, during the Philippine Fiesta on Aug. 20-21. Cash prizes await winners. Open to everyone of Filipino descent, regardless of age. Examples of performers being sought are singers, bands/musicians, comedians, ventriloquists, dancers, magicians, acrobats, jugglers, etc. To apply, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it your full name, home address, e-mail address and contact number, type of act, age, and short bio. Deadline for submission of application is July 31, 2011.

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UERM Medical Foundation golf tourney, Polynesian luau in N.Y.

AUG. 27—UERM Medical Foundation, Inc. will host golf tournament in the morning, followed by Polynesian Luau, at Villa Esmeralda, 2 Pine Tree Lane, Old Westbury, New York. Contact persons are Dr. Emilio Quines Jr. 917.254.2945, Dr. Fely David-Quines 631.669.8167, Dr. Jun Caguiat 516.625.2789, Drs. Alex & Debbie Bobila 201.788.8779, Dr. Ber de la Merced 973.699.1849, Dr. Teofila Malanum-Santos 516.569.6504, Dr. Frank Rabadam 631.475.8212, Dr. Francis Talangbayan 610.563.6756, Dr. Felix Evangelista 732.322.3883 or Dr. Ray Duque 516.626.1664.

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