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28 young leaders to represent PH in cultural exchange program

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Twenty-eight young leaders from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao will represent the Philippines as “youth ambassadors of goodwill” in the 42nd Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program (SSEAYP) in October.

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Filipinos in Jersey City host dazzling Philippine American Friendship Day Parade and Festival

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JERSEY CITY, New Jersey -- “Steady light drizzle - no problem! The celebration must go on” said Lito Gajilan, founder of the Philippine-American Friendship Committee, Inc. (PAFCOM). While rain clouds lingered, the 25th annual Philippine-American Friendship Day kicked off as scheduled with chants of MABUHAY from parade participants in colorful costumes.

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Google Engineer, Apple Designer, and Restaurateur travel to PH for 2015 FYLPRO

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A Google Engineer, a designer for Apple and a New York restaurateur are among 10 “high-performing” young Filipino Americans who will embark on a leadership immersion program to the Philippines to meet with influential personalities and deepen their understanding of issues affecting the country.

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NYC mayor taps Fil-Am as economic development chief

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NEW YORK CITY -- Mayor Bill de Blasio on June 29 appointed Filipino American Maria Torres-Springer as the next president of the NYC Economic Development Corporation.

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Solon wants to turn around Rizal Monument to face Manila

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In an unusual bid to honor the national hero, a Manila representative said he would file a bill to make the monument of Jose Rizal face the city of Manila.

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Seton Hall University President A. Gabriel Esteban Honored as “Great Immigrant” By Carnegie Corporation of New York

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SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - In celebration of Independence Day, Seton Hall University President A. Gabriel Esteban has been recognized as a “Great Immigrant” by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. President Esteban, the first Filipino president of a major American university, will be among the 38 “Great Immigrants” nationally honored this year.

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Philippine Consulate and Department of Tourism launch 10th ACGTDT at the Philippine Center in New York

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NEW YORK -- The Philippine Consulate General together with the Philippine Department of Tourism in New York (PDOT-NY) and the Philippine Airlines (PAL) successfully held its official launching of the 10th Ambassador, Consuls General & Tourism Directors Tour (ACGTDT) before Filipino-American community members at the Annex Hall of the Philippine Center in New York on June 3, 2015.

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Join the NYIC's VISTA program!

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Do you want to help end immigrant poverty? Develop valuable nonprofit skills and experiences? Give back to the community? If so, consider applying for an NYIC VISTA position today!

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Top 10 Facts You Need to Know About Immigrants As The U.S. Celebrates Immigrant Heritage Month

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Washington, D.C. -- To mark the second annual Immigrant Heritage Month, a month when Americans celebrate their immigrant roots and tell their families’ stories of sacrifice and contribution, the Center for American Progress published a fact sheet titled 10 Facts You Need to Know About Immigrants Today, Los 10 Hechos Importantes Que Se Debe Saber Sobre Los Inmigrantes De Hoy.

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“It Takes a Village to Raise a Child”

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CHICAGO (JGL) -- Nearly 20 years ago, First Lady of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton wrote a best seller believed to be about an African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.”

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