Sofie Abad, a longtime volunteer community leader and organizer, has announced her candidacy, along with two others for the Board of Directors of the Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc. (PIDCI) in elections on Oct. 3, 2015 at the Philippine Center on Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Members of Silliman University New York - New Jersey Chapter.


2015 FIESTA IN AMERICA TRADE AND CULTURAL SHOW RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY: Fiesta in America formally opens at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, N.J. on Aug. 15, 2015 with distinguished guests. Clockwise from top: Ma. Milagros M. Revilla, Philippine Airlines Country Manager-the Americas; lawyer Arvin Amatorio, People’s Ball 2015 Empowerment awardee; council members Susan Pirro and William Mckeever; Fiesta’s hosts Vinnie Medina and Grace Rustia; Manual Figueiredo, Mayor of Township of Union, N.J.; Tracy Silna Zur, Steven Tanelli, Freeholder, Bergen County, N.J.; Ludi Hughes, President of Filipino American Festival Inc.; and Reverend Father Rodel Baal. In the bottom are Laura Garcia, Silliman Alumni University President; Nanding Mendez, Fiesta in America Founder and President; ABS-CBN talents Maxene Magalona, Edgar Allan Guzman and Vina Morales; Consul General Mario de Leon, Jr. and wife Eleanor; Rose Javier and Tet Palencia, Fiesta in America executive committee chairs.  (Photo courtesy of Fiesta in America)

On Saturday, September 19, (@NewYorkcom) and @WhyILoveNewYorkCity will host a citywide 5 Borough Instagram Meet, one of the largest InstaMeets in New York City history, complete with photo challenges, prizes for the best photos and an after party!

Already successful in holding the largest indoor gathering of Filipinos in the northeast, Fiesta in America is marking its 17th year with more exciting ways to enjoy its annual expo, food and cultural festival on Aug. 15 and 16 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, N.J.

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