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Fe Martinez seeks unprecedented 3rd term as PIDCI President

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NEW YORK -- Fe Martinez, who has had a euphoric two-year role as President of the Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc. (PIDCI) over the last two years, has filed for the same much-sought-after position for a third year in a row, on the basis of a new provision in the just-ratified PIDCI bylaws.

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“KOOKSPEAK” by Summer Dawn Hortillosa

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Delightful death fantasies, gravely serious hand-puppet conversations, the Most Annoying Girl in the World voice and performing at the Grammy's with your true love, a FIFA World Cup star/YouTube phenomenon -- it's all fun in “Kookspeak,” a series of monologues from the mouths of people who live inside their heads.

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Sheryl Sandberg holds "Don't Forget The Soap" book launch & signing in NYC, Sep 17

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NEW YORK, NY -- From someone who is probably among the highest-ranking Filipina Americans in global finance, comes a book - not about the steps to take at the corporate ladder, or the tips to note to get the corner office, or get admitted in Yale, but a memoir of how her mother, Lenore Lim, an early education teacher and artist, taught her the importance of balance  - in work and in love, in academics and socials, and in time and money.

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Order of the Knights of Rizal 4th Canada Regional Assembly

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The 4th Canada Regional Assembly was held on August 31 - September 02, 2013. Over a hundred delegates from the United States, Canada and Europe attended the Assembly at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Filipino Youth of New Jersey Joins International Day of Outrage vs Pork Barrel

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New York City, NY-- Anakbayan New Jersey (AB-NJ) united with several other Filipino community organizations in the region for a historic 100-people strong protest action in front of the Philippine Consulate in NYC, demanding nothing less than the abolition of the pork barrel system in all branches of government.

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Filipino American wins silver and bronze medals for Team USA at Pan-American Youth Championships

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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica --- Twelve year old Lance Tan  was selected to represent the United States as a member of Team USA in the Pan-American Youth Championships (Campeanado Esgrima Pan-Americano Infantil y Veteranos) held in San Jose, Costa Rica August 16-22.

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Filipino American wins National American Miss New Jersey Teen Pageant

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Miss Katherine Campbell, daughter of Keith and Nena, has earned the prestigious title of the 2013-2014 National American Miss NJ Teen at the state pageant held August 19, 2013 at the Hilton hotel, East Brunswick NJ.

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Unclean Hands

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CHICAGO (FAXX/jGLi) – The pork barrel, which started as an appropriation by either a Senator or Congressman for certain projects to prop up their standing among their local constituents, might have developed into Frankenstein over time without members of Philippine Congress realizing it that it is fraught with risks.

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3 OFWs face labor exec in sex-for-flight scandal

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MANILA -– Three overseas Filipino workers came  face-to-face at a Senate hearing on Thursday with a labor official in Riyadh, whom they accused of alleged sexual harassment.

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Leap year bad luck for Filipina nanny’s case vs Sharon Stone

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CHICAGO (FAXX/jGLi)  --  The Filipina nanny, who lost her job because of her Filipino accent, her Filipino food and her Christian religion, might have also lost count of the calendar when she appeared to have procrastinated in filing late by one day last year – a leap year -- cases of harassment, failure to prevent harassment, retaliation for wrongful termination and for violation of Unfair Competition Law against her employer, Hollywood actress Sharon Stone.

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