The NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH) and Kalusugan Coalition are looking for bright, motivated Filipinos and Filipino-Americans who live in the Queens area in New York City, who are interested in working with the local Filipino community in Queens to improve access to environments with healthy food and beverages, and enhance linkages to culturally and linguistically tailored care for cardiovascular disease and hypertension management through their REACH FAR (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health for Asian Americans) project.


A Filipino businessman in New York City was recently arrested for allegedly resorting to bribes to ensure that his electrical-design company gets lucrative contracts, according to a Forbes report on June 5.


Consul General Mario L. de Leon, Jr. addresses the audience during the Philippine Independence Day Reception at the Philippine Center on June 12.  (Photo by Dondie Santos)


Filipino-American graduates proudly display their Philippine Graduation (PGRAD) certificates and medals awarded by Consul General Mario L. de Leon, Jr. and St. John’s University President Dr. Conrado Gempesaw, and pose for a photo with Vice Consul Khrys Corpuz, Legacy NY CEO Kristina Joyas and NaFFAA NY State Vice Chair Laura Garcia after the ceremony.  (Philippine Consulate photo)


Seated, l.-r.: Potri Ranka Manis, Catlin Rideout, Lily Divino and Mary Joy Garcia-Dia. Standing, l.-r.: Rachelle Peraz Ocampo, Marie Ortaliz, Jona Caparas, Lorelei Belardo, Carmen Meliton and Emerson Ea.

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