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Fil-Am kids learn their roots at NY Consulate Paaralan

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A spirited group of Filipino-American children born or educated in the United States learned about their Philippine roots, culture and heritage at an annual summer workshop recently held at the Philippine Consulate here.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Suspect nabbed in attack on Fil-Am journalist

Stephen Nisbet (left), partner of Fil-Am journalist Randy Gener for 19 years until their marriage two years ago, with Fr. Julian Jagudilla OFM, during the press conference and prayer rally at the Philippine Center, Fifth Avenue, New York.  PHOTO BY CAROL TANJUTCO

In a quick turn of events, the police authorities in Queens arrested a suspect. No further information was released pending investigation.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

How to get free money from the US taxman


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Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

NY fundraisers turned over $22k to Jesuits

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“Typhoon Yolanda” a mural painting by Orley Ypon was unveiled by R.A.R.E. Foundation during the Artists for Philippines charity auction at Kalayaan Hall, PCGNY to honor the typhoon victims and survivors. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/JOJO AUSTRIA

In a ceremony held at the Philippine Consulate General of New York, various Filipino and American groups celebrated their Thanksgiving holiday by a symbolic turn-over of $22,194 funds raised for Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) victims. The funds were received by Fr. Vic Salanga, SJ, in his capacity as Director of the Philippine Jesuit Foundation, a 501c3 corporation based at Upper East Manhattan.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Migrant Center launched in New York City

Fr. Julian S. Jagudilla,OFM spearheaded the launching of Migrant Center of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi NYC, opening its doors to both immigrants and undocumented aliens who need help with their immigration petition and social services. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ Bro. Octavio Duran

Inspired by the Franciscan tradition of offering sanctuary to people who are alienated, displaced and persecuted, the Migrant Center at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi began operations to welcome immigrants and provide a place of refuge.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »