December 2010



The Philippine Consulate General New York will be CLOSED on the following weekdays:


At the recent NaFFAA conference in San Francisco, California. From left, NaFFAA National Vice Chair JT Mallonga, CFO Chair Imelda Nicolas, NaFFAA National Chair Engr. Ed Navarra and NaFFAA National Youth Chair Brendan Flores.


The Philippine Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) and the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) “to work together in initiating and implementing projects and programs in the interest of Filipinos both in the United States and the Philippines.


Delegates to the NaFFAA 9th Empowerment Conference honor Alex Esclamado, one of the founders of NaFFAA, during the “Isang Diwa” Gala Night. Accepting the “Order of the Carabao” Award is Luly Esclamado (c.), wife of NaFFAA’s first national chairman. Doing the honors are, from left, National Youth Chair Brendan Flores; outgoing NaFFAA Chairman Greg Macabenta; outgoing NaFFAA Vice Chair Rozita Lee; Esclamado; National Chair Emeritus Loida Nicolas Lewis; NaFFAA National Chairman Ed Navarra; and NaFFAA National Vice Chair JT Mallonga.


SAN FRANCISCO — Meeting for its 9th Empowerment Conference, members of the 13-year-old National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) elected new national officers and vowed to focus their efforts in the next two years on advocacy, voter education, partnerships with other organizations, rebuilding NaFFAA’s infrastructure.




A 24-year-old Filipina, who is feared to be a victim of sex trafficking in New York City, has escaped her controlling husband, whom she accused of torturing, enslaving and forcing her to work in an underground sex club in lower Manhattan for years.

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