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AFTA's General Assembly and CE for teachers

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The Association of Fil-Am Teachers of America (AFTA) held a successful assembly for its members last  May 7, 2016 at LovinLife Learning Center in New York City. Dr. Raul Cajigas, president, welcomed the members, guests and presenters to the professional development lectures and election of the Executive Board members for 2016-2018.

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John Hopkins Symposium to Assess, Look Beyond Second Aquino Admin

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- “Governance, Growth, Development and Security” will be the themes of a symposium that is intended to reflect on the accomplishments of the Aquino Administration, as well as the opportunities and challenges for the Philippines as the country prepares to elect a new President on May 9.

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Ambassador Cuisia Casts His Ballot, Urges Overseas Filipinos To Vote

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WASHINGTON D.C. -- Leading by example, Philippine Ambassador to the United States, Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. cast his ballot for the 2016 Philippine National Elections at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy on 20 April 2016.

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Jersey City Receives Second Consecutive Credit Upgrade Under Mayor Fulop

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JERSEY CITY -- Citing strong local leadership from Mayor Fulop’s administration, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services upgraded Jersey City’s credit rating to AA- last week, marking the second credit upgrade since Mayor Fulop took office. In their report, S&P noted “key economic initiatives” by the Fulop administration and “strong management” as critical factors.

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New Health Department Report Shows Improvements in Citywide Air Quality Between 2008 and 2014

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NEW YORK CITY - The Health Department today released the latest New York City Community Air Survey results, which found improvements in air quality between 2008 and 2014, marking progress toward Mayor de Blasio’s OneNYC goal of achieving the cleanest air of any large U.S. city by 2030.

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Mayor Fulop Creates Board to Establish Jersey City’s 6th Special Improvement Business District

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JERSEY CITY -- Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced April 20 he has created an advisory board, the first legal step required, in order to codify the creation of the Exchange Place Special Improvement District - the sixth SID in the city. 

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V20 calls for strengthened climate responses for economic and financial growth

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Vulnerable Twenty (V20) Group of Ministers of Finance met for the 2nd V20 Ministerial Dialogue on 14 April 2016 in conjunction with the 2016 Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank Group. 

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Sister Cities Olongapo and Virginia Beach Celebrate Fruits of Dynamic Diplomacy

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia -- What was supposed to be a farewell tribute to a friend and collaborator of the government and people of Virginia Beach became a testament to the strength, dynamism and great promise of the Sister City relationship of Olongapo City and Virginia Beach.

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Beauty Queens and Artists Unite to Help Build a Philippine Heritage Cultural Center in NY

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NEW YORK, New York (April 20, 2015) -- It all started with a conversation between Miguel Braganza II and Fely Perez, founding presidents of the Filipinos in the Arts in America, Inc. and Philippine Heritage Center, Inc., respectively.

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Fil Ams for Hillary Celebrate New York Primary Victory

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Filipino Americans for Hillary celebrated Democrat Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s win in the New York Primary Election on Tuesday, April 19 at the Sheraton Hotel along with many Democrats supporting the Secretary of State.

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