CAUSES | AAJA-NY holds Typhoon Haiyan relief fundraiser at Katra Lounge with Asian Affinity Roundtable

Proceeds will go to International Rescue Committee (rescue.org) Read More

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CAUSES | Buy an original artwork at Bliss Out at Topaz’s fundraiser for the typhoon victims in the Philippines

Come for performances, purchase artwork, food, drink and bliss out at Topaz for a good cause! Read More

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

CAUSES | Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts worthy of your support: Filipino American Museum’s Bayanihan Spirit and Purple Yam Restaurant’s Sunday brunch

As someone who has received tons of emails announcing their own typhoon relief efforts, I’d like to call attention to two benefits in Brooklyn for which I voice my whole-hearted support. Read More

GPS | TACLOBAN | Filipino writes message on basketball court: “Help SOS!!! We Need Food”

How can you help this man asking the world for help? In this post, I outline the latest information I can gather, as of November 12, 2013, about relief assistance for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda (aka Haiyan in international circles).
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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

IN EXHIBITION | Tyler Rollins Fine Art hosts Philippine artist Patricia Perez Eustaquio

The works in The Future That Was exhibitions in New York and Manila are reflections upon the structures and ideas that produce, frame and promote art and design. Philippine artist Patricia Perez Eustaquio weaves an open-ended narrative that examines notions of innovation and novelty, timeliness and timelessness, particularly as they relate to the language of design and fashion. She is interested in how material, fabrication, and intention combine to form an object that then takes on a life of its own. 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

Queens arts gallery remembers Philippine martial law

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.” Read More