The Plaridel Awards, a national competition honoring excellence in Filipino American journalism, were announced by the Philippine American Press Club USA (PAPC USA). The Plaridel Awards is named after Marcelo H. del Pilar, a Filipino journalist and publisher who over a century ago went into exile in Europe. Plaridel was his nom de plume, the anagram of his surname, Del Pilar.
Members of the Filipino-American community are invited to hear musical excerpts from the opera and meet the producers and performed on Thursday, January 31st at 6:30PM at the Philippine Center. (556 Fifth Avenue).
To commemorate the historic month, the Metro New York Chapter of FANHS is hosting and co-sponsoring several events in New York City throughout October. Here is the calendar.
This is a three-part monologue about the plights of overseas Filipino domestic helpers in Singapore interspersed with music, video and movement.
The event, which will take place in Queens, consists of an exhibition by Eric De Leon Zamuco, an installation performance piece by Jeho Bitancor; and a salon-style talk by transnational writer Ninotchka Rosca, the author of “Endgame: The Fall of Marcos.”
The 20 photographs that comprise Niccolo Cosme’s exhibit, on view at the Philippine Center in New York from August 28 to September 7, 2012, contain messages about HIV and AIDS. Yet in a sense they place a halo of aesthetics and sensuality at the center of Cosme’s Christian-based iconography.
Rama Hari is considered a masterwork of choreographer and BP founder Alice Reyes, National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera (libretto), maestro Ryan Cayabyab (music) and National Artist for Theater Design Salvador Bernal (set and costume design). The show is a ballet-opera adaptation of the Indian epic, “The Ramayana.”
Felipe de Leon’s opera version of “Noli Me Tangere” is based on a historical novel by Jose Rizal which tracks the twilight of Spanish colonization in Philippines. A novel that rocked the Philippines to political consciousness in the late 19th century. A country whose classical opera tradition borrowed greatly from the introduction of European opera.
On Sunday April 15, PAFCOM is going to sponsor a PAFCOM STAR SEARCH in Jersey City NJ. PAFCOM is calling all Filipino American talents to compete. Click here to read the rules and guidelines.
PAFCOM is opening this year’s competition to all talents
Can Filipinos overseas and in the diaspora respond to the future development of their homeland? That is one of the toughest questions we had to struggle with when several of us, Philippine Presidential Awardees, were confronted with this question
To diffuse the tensions with the rising China, PNoy Aquino III’s administration’s policy clearly aims to navigate those difficult negotiations deliberately through a multi-pronged diplomacy. In effect, the Philippines is engaging with China while tightening its alliances with Washington, D.C., Japan and other Southeast Asian countries. It is instructive that there will be no one-on-one or bilaterial meeting between Obama and Aquino III after the launching of the OGP in New York.
In thinking about the meaning and significance of winning a Chicago Filipino-American Hall of Fame Award, I must say that it is very flattering to be inducted into something called a “Hall of Fame.” Ay naku! Masaya talaga! But if I pause for a moment to re-consider: Fame is not as important as the belief in and the firm commitment to something real and important that is outside of your self.
PHILIPPINE INFORMATION AGENCY PRESS RELEASE Thursday, December 16, 2919 Manila (December 16, 2010) – Giawhag ni Presidente Benigno C. Aquino III ang mga overseas Filipino workers kon OFWs ug mga organisasyon sa gawas sa nasud pagpadayon sa espiritu sa pagtinabangay o “bayanihan” pinaagi sa pagdonar sa Lingkod sa Kapwa Pilipino Program sa Department of …
The President’s official citation for Gener states: “President Benigno S. Aquino III — in conferring the Pamana Ng Pilipino Presidential Award to Randy Gener — recognizes his excellence in the field of theater arts and creativity, and diligence in promoting Filipino-American cultural interests and accomplishments to mainstream audiences in Europe and the United States of America.”
Philippine Embassy News Release 15 December 2010 Aquino exhorts OFWs to continue to instill bayanihan spirit and help victims of calamities MANILA, PHILIPPINES: President Benigno S. Aquino III has urged all Filipino individuals and organizations abroad to continue to instill their “bayanihan” spirit by donating to the Lingkod sa Kapwa Pilipino Program of the Department …
24 RECIPIENTS FOR THE 2010 PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS FOR FILIPINO INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS OVERSEAS MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Randy Gener will be conferred with the “Pamana Ng Pilipino” Presidential Award (“Pamana Ng Pilipino” means Legacy of the Filipino Nation) by the President of the Philippines in a simple ceremony to be held in December. The Pamana Ng Pilipino Presidential Award is conferred on Filipinos …
NEW YORK CITY: On May 23, 2009, the “Filipinas Magazine Show” came to New York City to interview me in New York City. Why? That month, I became the first Asian American and Filipino American to win the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, the highest accolade for dramatic criticism in the United States. The ceremony took …