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Extraordinary Chefs and Sommeliers Stage Takeover of Upper East Side Mansion to Celebrate “An Evening in Manila” Benefiting ARK’s #MillionLunches Feeding Program for Rural Kids

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New York-based social impact innovator and 501(c)(3) tax-exempt philanthropic organization Advancement for Rural Kids (ARK) and the East Village’s Maharlika Filipino Moderno’s “An Evening in Manila” brought together adventure-seeking and fun loving foodies for one night, Friday, May 20, as the City’s top chefs, sommeliers and restaurant professionals took over The Harold Pratt House, an Upper East Side mansion at 58 East 68th Street and Park Avenue, and presented a truly unique dining and dancing experience in support of ARK’s feeding program, which aims to raise funds to provide one million lunches, get kids back to school and create much needed income for farmers in the Philippines [so that the rural community can sustain the program over the course of three years]. 

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New Jersey AAPI kick off for Hillary Clinton

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New Jersey Asian Americans Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and Friends for Hillary recently kicked off on Tuesday, May 24, at LITM Restaurant in Jersey City, NJ.

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FYLPRO announces inaugural board of directors, embarks on fundraising campaign

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FYLPRO announces its inaugural  board of directors after officially gaining its nonprofit 501(c)(3) status. Joining the board of directors are Chairperson Maria Katrina "Kit" Zulueta (Hawaii), Treasurer Rommel Deleon Clemente (California), together with Philippine Embassy Vice-Consul Darell Arates (District of Columbia), JR Calanoc (California), RJ Diokno (Washington D.C.), Ty J.K. Cullen (Hawaii), Melissa Medina (Washington D.C.), Lakhi Mangharam Siap (Chicago) and Mariana Zobel de Ayala (Philippines). FYLPRO President Bea Rico (Washington) also sits on the board as a non-voting member. 

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Gift of Hope Foundation’s First Annual Fundraising Gala

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NEW YORK CITY -- With a vision to build and operate a full care hospital in Manila and a number of satellite clinics in the outlying communities to serve the poor and marginal, the Gift of Hope Foundation, Inc. held its 1st Annual Fundraising Gala on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at the fabulous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

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38TH SANTACRUZAN & FLORES DE MAYO BALL

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NEWARK, New Jersey -- In preparation for the Sanatcruzan & Flores de Mayo celebration, the Catholic Action of Mary (CAM) hosted its Annual Santacruzan Presentation Ball at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

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PH ingredients, products to boost “Flavors of the Philippines” at Washington’s top culinary event

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A wide array of Philippine ingredients and products will be co-starring with Chef Claude Tayag and Filipino master mixologist Enzo Lim at the 8th Annual Embassy Chef Challenge that will be held on 25 May 2016 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

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Philippine National Bank and Philippine Airlines Relocate to Times Square - “The Crossroads of the World”

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NEW YORK CITY, May 9, 2016 – Philippine National Bank (PNB) officially transferred its office from downtown to Midtown Manhattan, near Times Square and the Philippine Consulate, with sister company, Philippine Airlines (PAL).

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Washington’s “Discover Diplomacy” Turns Spotlight On US-PH Alliance

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WASHINGTON, DC  -- “We look forward to the US continued engagement with Asia. Despite budgetary constraints and the pull of other global commitments, it is here in the Asia-Pacific where America must clearly advance its interests and priorities. As Asia is becoming more prosperous, security tensions must be addressed.” 

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Jersey City Ramping Up Spring and Summer Programming for Seniors Fitness Classes, Farmer’s Market Vouchers, and More Planned for Seniors this Summer

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JERSEY CITY -- In honor of Older Americans Month, Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Department of Health and Human Services are announcing the Office of Senior Affairs new summer programming, which includes Zumba and Light Fitness classes to complement the City’s already-expanded recreation programming for seniors. With seniors making up almost 15 percent of the city's population, Senior Affairs is also renewing the extremely popular Farmer’s Market food voucher program which provides low-income seniors with certificates to spend on locally-grown fruits and vegetables.

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Cam highlights the Hermanos Y Hermanas Mayores

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The Catholic Action of Mary (CAM) is proud to highlight this year's Hermanos y Hermanas Mayores: Leticia R. Balagot, Lee Gloria Bracero, Ruth P. Sa-Onoy, Gregory De Guzman & Dr. Prospero A. Lim., along with our Reynas (Zezlet Kae D. Depano - Reyna Elena, Maria Ysabella Calleja - Reyna De Las Flores & Ramona S. Gapasin - Reyna Emperatriz.) they will also be honored at the 38th Santacruzan Presentation Ball which will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel - Newark, NJ (formerly the Sheraton Hotel) on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 6:30pm.  We would like to thank these distinguished and prominent members of the Filipino community for their generous contributions to the Parish.

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