Mrs. Kalayaan winners with their crowns. From left, Mrs. Kalayaan-Visayas Lisle Marrero; Mrs. Kalayaan-Luzon Marilyn Cabagui-Martin; Rose Mejia Richman, “2015 Mrs. Kalayaan”; Mrs. Kalayaan-Filipino American Angie Haboc; Mrs. Kalayaan-Philippines Eliza Baccay Manzano; and Mrs. Kalayaan-Mindanao Maryann Gerbolingo Milyo.  (Photo by Rolan Gutierrez)


The weather was perfect for a conversation among the young professionals, community members and student leaders at Boston College. Consul General Mario de Leon, Jr. (center, front row) poses with participants.  (Photo by Dondee Santos)

Bert and Linda Pelayo (left); and Ray and Aliena Rogan (right) pose with Zamboanga Archbishop Romulo T. Dela Cruz at Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome Italy, before heading to the Vatican for the High Mass of Pope Francis on June 29, 2014.


Grand Marshal Bert Pelayo (center) during the Philippine Independence Day parade in New York in 1997. Also in photo are the author, Nelia Ferrette (2nd from right), and then Sen. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who became President of the Philippines in 2001.

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