Oliva Arden Foronda Bragitikos, ICAGP Little Miss Philippines 2017

Oliva Arden Foronda Bragitikos, ICAGP Little Miss Philippines 2017

The Ilocano Cultural Association of Greater Philadelphia will be celebrating their annual Little Miss Philippines event on August 5, 2017 at the Radisson Hotel in Trevose, PA. According to President Fernando Dacanay the association is busy working and putting together a wonderful program for their gala event. This years Little Miss Philippines title holder is … Continue reading

119th Philippine Independence celebrations 2017: Another Successful Year for Fil-Ams in Philadelphia area

119th Philippine Independence celebrations 2017: Another Successful Year for Fil-Ams in Philadelphia area

The Filipino Executive Council of Greater Philadelphia, Member Associations and the FIlipino-American community of the Greater Philadelphia area celebrated the 119th Philippine Independence at the Cooper River Park. Or click here. Flag Raising & Proclamations Saturday June 3 –  10:00 AM on board the USS Olympia Penn’s Landing Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Philippine Independence FIESTA Saturday, June … Continue reading

Dr. Jose B. Chatto, 1942 – 2017

Dr. Jose B. Chatto, 1942 – 2017

Jose B. Chatto, M.D., served the State medical field for 25 yrs., age 74 yrs of Berlin passed away on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was the founder and first president of the Cebu Association of America (CAUSA). He also served as Vice President of the Filipino Executive Council of Greater Philadelphia. … Continue reading

Elysa Marie Pena Guerrero, FASSJ Miss Valentine 2017

Elysa Marie Pena Guerrero, FASSJ Miss Valentine 2017

Want to view FASSJ Souvenir Journal Online? Click here. Charito Mabanta, FASSJ President would like to thank everyone who attended their recently-held  FASSJ Valentine’s Ball last February 11 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The event will ushered in the reign of 2017 Miss Valentine Elysa Marie Guerrero also recognize FASSJ’s “2017 … Continue reading

FAABCI-Marianos Thank Supporters

FAABCI-Marianos Thank Supporters

(Editor’s Note: The recently held FAABCI “Paskos sa Nayon, Dec. 3, 2016 became the centerpiece of a video presentation featuring the enduring support that FAABCI have for the Pearl S. Buck International Society. Through the PSBI and FAABCI they spearhead the support of children in the program and the Marianos took the opportunity to “thank” … Continue reading

Past President Jose Magana, 81

Past President Jose Magana, 81

Jose F. Magana, husband of Virginia, father of Enrique, Maria, Rommel, Eleazar,  Jenina, Romina, and Joanna, grandfather to Nicole, Joseph, Amanda, Cierra, Brianna, Chad, and Ryleigh, and great grandfather to Marisa, and Olivia, passed away after a long battle of illness on Dec. 4, 2016. Jose was born in the Philippines and moved to the US … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving to all

Happy Thanksgiving to all

Happy Thanksgiving Day to all.  This is a special day where we all temporarily stop to ponder and appreciate the goodness of God into our lives. We came to this great country many years ago; we started our families and now many of us are enjoying not only our children but grandchildren as well.  We … Continue reading

Offering a hand to Filipinos

Offering a hand to Filipinos

Editor’s Note:  This article appeared originally on South Jersey’s Courier Post Newspaper on a Wednesday, July 12, 1989. That was some 28 years ago and how our Council have moved on and progressed because of “trail-blazing Pinoys who dared and mind you: they did! Originally we thought of posting this article on October which is … Continue reading

Zika Virus Infection: What you would want to know.

Zika Virus Infection: What you would want to know.

By: Mayette Calleja-Baglieri, RN, MSN Since the first identified mosquito-borne Zika virus infection outbreak in 2007, seventy countries and territories have reported active Zika virus transmission. Of these 70, fifty three countries, including the U.S. first reported a Zika outbreak in 2015, with Brazil being the epicenter of the outbreak. As of September 14, 2016, … Continue reading

Executive Board Officers 2016-2018 Inducted

Executive Board Officers 2016-2018 Inducted

Members of the new Executive Board were inducted into office in a fitting and jovial ceremony held at the Radisson Hotel in beautiful Trevose, PA. FECGP President Nida Imperial thanked everyone and congratulated the new officers before she inducted them into office.  Alice Ilagan sang the Star Spangled Banner followed by Gina Rafaelle with Lupang … Continue reading

Meet the New Leaders of FECGP

Meet the New Leaders of FECGP

The new leaders that will lead FECGP was officially certified and declared winners by the FECGP COMELEC July 17 in simple ceremonies following the elections at the Philippine Comunity Center in Stratford, NJ.  Comelec Chairman Ruben David congratulated the candidates and Dr. Elsie Almario, past president inducted them into office.   Nida Imperial along with … Continue reading

Presidential Report: 2014-2016

Presidential Report: 2014-2016

I would like to thank everyone for your invaluable support during my presidency. Here are details of Participation of the FECGP with different projects covering  2014 – 2016: September 2014 – Financial Assistance  to Jennifer Bongco’s family. October 26, 2014-Nicholas W. Malttiaci Esq, LLM, Deputy Director Office of the Governor, Commonwealth of PA  Guest Speaker … Continue reading

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

It is a beautiful day for all of us to be in Philadelphia. Maraming Salamat to all of you who  joined the “Welcome America” parade. I felt the joy and the pride as we marched along our fellow Americans and shout to the world our freedom and the country we live in! Today I joined … Continue reading

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day

By: Freddy Panes  |  Across the U.S. and Canada and in countries that we have influenced the role and position of a father is celebrated this Sunday, June 19th. As Christians we also have our Heavenly Father that watches over us. A father is the “glue” of the family as much as the “mother holds … Continue reading

Philippine Independence Gala culminates with crowning of Bb. Pilipinas 2016

Philippine Independence Gala culminates with crowning of Bb. Pilipinas 2016

By: Freddy Panes |  This year’s tradition of celebrating our Philippine Independence Day was the central point of the celebrations that focused on our freedom as a nation. This year’s mark the 118th anniversary when our Philippine flag was hoisted on the balcony of Aguinaldo’s house in Kawit, Cavite on June 12, 1898. The Riverside … Continue reading

In Praise of Women

In Praise of Women

Women are very important in our lives . No one can regret the importance of women in our daily life. Women are a key for our progress. These days, they are quietly running and ruling systematically the world events. Since the beginning of mankind, women have left their trails and influences of shaping our modern world … Continue reading

In Memoriam: Skip Voluntad, tireless advocate for Asian immigrants

In Memoriam: Skip Voluntad, tireless advocate for Asian immigrants

(A PCA Article) It is with great sadness that Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) reports the passing of Pioquinto “Skip” Voluntad, 86, a longtime member of PCA’s Board of Directors (2007-2012)  and chair of PCA’s Asian Advisory Committee (2000- 2013). Voluntad was dedicated to raising awareness and furthering the agenda of improving services to Asian … Continue reading

Notice of returned-to-sender ballots

Notice of returned-to-sender ballots

OAV-11-2016 >  The Philippine Consulate General wishes to inform the Filipino overseas voters that the Philippine Consulate General has the list of returned ballot packets which are available for pick up at the Consulate from 9:00 a m to 5:00 p.m. everyday Saturdays and Sundays and holidays included. To view Consulate link, click here.  

Postponed: Araw ng Kagitingan April 9

Postponed: Araw ng Kagitingan April 9

The Philippine Consulate General New York, in cooperation with the FECGP, Inc. will have a wreathe-laying ceremony this coming April 9, Saturday at the Bataan Death March Memorial, Cooper River Park, Cherry Hill, New Jersey.  The event was previously observed as “Bataan Day” is a national observance a in the Philippines which commemorates the fall … Continue reading

Cancelled: Consular Outreach April 2 at OSAC

Cancelled: Consular Outreach April 2 at OSAC

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Philippine Consulate General of New York has postponed its Outreach Program in Philadelphia at Olde St. Augustine Church on April 2, 2016. The Consular staff  has been advised to devote their time to prepare overseas voting election packets that will be send out on April 9, 2006. We do regret … Continue reading

Happy Easter to all

Happy Easter to all

President Ruth B. Luyun, the Executive Board and Member Associations of the Filipino Executive Council of Greater Philadelphia wish all of you a Happy Easter!  May the true significance of Easter be reflected in our lives as we work together help improve our communities, particularly our fellow Filipinos and Filipino-Americans. Maraming Salamat sa inyong lahat. … Continue reading

Winter Sinulog: Reconnecting with our cultural tradition

Winter Sinulog: Reconnecting with our cultural tradition

This year’s Winter Sinulog was celebrated January 17, Sunday and as always a large multitude of devotees attended the celebration! Inspite of the inclement weather many people came, prayed and worshiped our beloved Santo. Nino. The principal celebrant of the Eucharistic Celebration was Rev. Fr. Anthony  Burrascano, O.S.A.  Rev. Fr. Paul Morrissey, O.S.A. was the … Continue reading

Become the HOPE for a Child

Become the HOPE for a Child

By: Norma and Rick Yabut |  FAABCI is committed to its program of  sponsoring kids in the Philippines in partnership with the Pearl S. Buck International. Visiting the children and their families is always a joyful and heartwarming experience. (Photo above:  JoeMarie Tanglao and Sushmita Aledro both graduated as computer programmers and are now working! … Continue reading

FAABCI President’s Message

FAABCI President’s Message

You see beautiful poinsettia flowers, brightly decorated Christmas trees, and hear on the radio the songs of Christmas carols and melodies. Yes, the holiday is fast approaching. It is that time of the year for gift giving, to share our love and blessings. We are so blessed to have our Lord Jesus’s divine guidance in … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Greetings

Thanksgiving Greetings

Wishing you every happiness this Holiday and fun with family, friends and relatives. Thank you for all your support in making our Filipino-American community in the Delaware Valley one of the most vibrant group in the U.S. Northeast. All the best to you and your family. Ruth Bayle Luyun, President Officers and Member Associations of … Continue reading

This Week: From the President

This Week: From the President

The Holiday mood is truly in the air! I am sure that many of you have planned your holidays starting with Thanksgiving and very soon Christmas! Our beloved choir conductor Kim Barroso celebrated his 10th year with St. Augustine’s Church and marked the occasion with a concert dubbed as “A Piano concert in Thanksgiving”. Held … Continue reading

Calling all Fil-Ams: Urge Sens. Casey and Toomey to Co-sponsor Filipino World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act

Calling all Fil-Ams: Urge Sens. Casey and Toomey to Co-sponsor Filipino World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act

Aloha members of the Filipino American community in Pennsylvania,       I work on veterans’ affairs for U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) the sponsor of the Filipino WWII Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Act and am reaching out to you all and the Filipino American community of Pennsylvania for assistance in urging your Pennsylvania Senators Bob Casey … Continue reading

Empowering Seminar Series Concludes in High Note at Rowan University

Empowering Seminar Series Concludes in High Note at Rowan University

by: Krystina Corpuz | NEW YORK, 27 October 2015 – As celebrations for the Filipino-American History Month continued, the Philippine Consulate General New York held the fourth and final leg of the Leadership and Mentoring Seminar: Empowerment for the Emerging Generation series for an energetic and accomplished group of young attendees at Rowan University Glasboro, … Continue reading

Message from the U.S. President

Message from the U.S. President

I am honored to join in marking Filipino-American History Month and in reflecting on the struggles and victories of the many Filipino-Americans who have helped shape our Nation. Generation of Filipino-Americans have lent their unique voices to the vibrant diversity of origins, cultures, and communities that make America what it is. Their legacy speaks to … Continue reading

China Lecture at the Kalayaan Hall, New York, Oct 6

China Lecture at the Kalayaan Hall, New York, Oct 6

A special lecture concerning our issues with China entitled: “South China Sea: The View From the Philippines” will feature Justice Antonio T. Carpio Senior Associate Justice Supreme Court of the Philippines as guest speaker. The lecture sponsored by the PCGNY and the Asia Society. It will be held at 6 to 8:30 pm, Tuesday, October … Continue reading

Rondalla Benefit Concert at International House Oct. 4

Rondalla Benefit Concert at International House Oct. 4

By: Marife Domingo | Join us in our celebration of Filipino-American History Month with a Rondalla Benefit Concert to support disaster victims in the Philippines.  Enjoy the sounds and melody of 14-stringed instruments as we play traditional folk music and some of your favorite tunes. Sunday, October 4 @2pm International House of Philadelphia Corner of … Continue reading