CAUSES | Bonifacio Day celebration raises funds to benefit the typhoon victims in the Philippines

I would like to invite you to the Philippine Consulate General of New York’s 150th anniversary of the birth of Andres Bonifacio on Tuesday November 26 at 6:30 pm. The evening is also a Friends of FilCom fundraiser to benefit the victims of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in central Philippines. FilCom stands for the Filipino American Communities of the Northeast. Donations to the fundraiser will go to the Philippine Jesuit Foundation. Read More

AWARDS | “A Song for My Mother” wins Plaridel Award for Outstanding Editorial Essay

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. Read More

GPS | THE AMERICAS: New York City | Epic “Noli Me Tangere” opera takes a bow in New York City

GPS | THE AMERICAS | NEW YORK CITY | The cast numbers 30 singers. The pit houses 35-piece orchestra musicians. On sheer numbers alone, the Noli Me Tangere Opera is a large-scale production. The opera is based on an epic novel: the 1887  historical classic by Dr. Jose Rizal, the Philippines’ National Hero. The ambition is huge as… Read More

OPERA NEWS | “Noli” opera aspires for mainstream appeal, attracts financiers

Investors and advocates pledge their support for the New York production of “Noli Me Tangere: The Opera” on October 2013 Read More

OPERA NEWS | Philippine Center hosts public awareness presentation of Filipino opera production of “Noli Me Tangere”

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). Read More

Six top chefs from coast to coast cook and share tales of putting Philippine cuisine on American tables at Sept. 28 dinner/forum

Purple Yam and Filipino Mundo-NYC cordially invite everyone to join us for this downright enjoyable feast. On Friday, September 28, 2012, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Purple Yam will open its kitchen for CULINARY DREAMS: Filipino-American Chefs’ Forum and Dinner Party. This hybrid event is an open dialogue, a scrumptious dinner, a bicoastal culinary exchange and a kind of experimental performance. From a place “setting,” CULINARY DREAMS hopes to inspire cravings, generate food for thought, debate ideas, and reveal our cultural dreams. Read More

Filipino opera, sung by diverse American cast of singers, makes a mark in Chicago

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. Read More

Call for Fil-Am performers to compete in April “Star Search,” leading to June parade on Phil-Am Friendship Day

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 Read More

Philippine government hosts global summit to inspire Filipinos to help in the country’s future development

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 Read More

At Asia Society in New York, PNoy Aquino III follows footsteps of his late parents, Benigno and Corazon, offering updates on Philippine progress toward free-market democracy

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. Read More