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Forum: ‘Know Your Candidates’ for Philippine president March 30

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NEW YORK (iiNNS) – A forum, “Know Your Candidates” has been scheduled at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center here for Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.


The forum is part of the “Kapihan” program of the Filipino American Press Club of New York (FAPCNY), Inc.  This “Kapihan,” however, is being held in collaboration with the Philippine Consulate General in New York.

As the title suggests, speakers will talk about the candidates they represent, the candidate’s main campaign issues, their planned program of government and other information about them.

The “Know Your Candidates” forum will feature the following speakers to represent the named candidate for Philippine President:  Jesse Arteche for Jejomar Binay (UNA), Art Garcia for Grace Poe (Independent), Sani Guillena for Rodrigo Dutere (PDP-Laban), and Loida Nicolas-Lewis for Mar Roxas (LP).

“Kapihan” is a year-round program of The Filipino American Press Club of New York chaired by its new Vice President, Cristina DC Pastor.  

The other officers of the media club are Ricky Rillera, President; Tambi Wycoco, Secretary; and Momar Visaya, Treasurer.  Those on the Board of Directors are Grace Labaguis, Marivir Montebon, Noel Pangilinan, Monette Rivera, and Don Tagala.     

For more information on the “Know Your Candidates” forum, please call Cristina Pastor at (848) 219-0069 or Monette Rivera at (808) 551-1815, Philippine Consulate General Vice Consul Khrystina Corpuz at (212) 764-1330 extension 3005, or FAPCNY President Ricky Rillera at (718) 757-1064. 

The Philippine Center, where Kalayaan Hall is on the second floor, which houses the offices of the Philippine Consulate General and other Philippine Government agencies and offices is at 556 Fifth Avenue, between 45th and 46th Streets in midtown Manhattan, New York City, New York 10036-5002.


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