Filipino-American

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2014 JCI New York State president Brandon Schumacher inducts the members. From left, Regina Rosales, Paul Williams, John Sohn, Noriko Tenepre, Jesse Tenepre, Elena Lapteva, Councilman Peter Mendonez, Jr., Ryan Dinal, Jazmine David, Don Balanzat, Jessy Daing-Musbeh and Arman David.  (All photos by Edwin Ochoa Photography)

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Surrounded by his parents, siblings and grandparents, Jonathan Wong, 23, took his oath of office as Councilman of the Township of Mahwah in New Jersey, before Mahwah’s Mayor Thursday night. Wong is the fourth elective Filipino-American who currently sits as Councilman in the State of New Jersey.  (Photo by Manny Caballero for the Filipino Reporter)

JERSEY CITY — In a ceremony at Jersey City’s City Hall last Monday, history was made once again, as not just one but two Filipino-American police officers were promoted to the rank of detective by the Jersey City Police Department.

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The Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc. (PIDCI) board of directors unanimously voted for noted area lawyer and community leader Reuben S. Seguritan (pictured above) to be the grand marshal for next year’s Philippine Independence Day parade in New York commemorating the 117th anniversary of the declaration of Philippine independence.

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