Overseas Filipino

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“Roll out the barrel, we’ll have a barrel of fun

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On Oct. 24, 2018, some members of Friends Indeed USA, Inc. (FIUSA) had a meeting with Consul General Claro Cristobal at the Philippine Consulate General in New York. In photo are (from left) Ethel Hayes, Cora Reyes, Elsa Bautista, Angie Cruz, Betty Buenviaje, Nena Smith (President), Dr. Linda Pelayo, Marieta Lamar, Charity Reyes, Helen Kwong and Cely Deauna. Standing, l.-r.: Raymond Smith, Mr. Cristobal, Shiran Ybanez, Gilbert De Laat and Joanne De Laat.

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Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano, Sr. (far left) aiding a 94-year-old Fil-Am veteran. Others in photo are (from left) Jersey City Council President Rolando Lavarro, Jr., Nelsie Parrado, Maricar Taino and unnamed Filipina. Seated in wheelchair in front is Flor Alcantara Medel.

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Overseas Filipinos will now have the opportunity to register their presence at the Philippine Consulate General in New York.  (Photo by PCGNY)

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In the past two years, Filipinos have been living under a climate of fear made possible by the killing of thousands of mostly poor drug users in the heat of the night, and the murder of priests, militant activists, media members and, now, local officials in broad daylight.

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