Express Week

Thousands bond at spirited Pistahan in San Francisco

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SAN FRANCISCO -- In an exemplary show of unity and Bayanihan spirit, Filipino Americans in the Bay Area, and some kababayans coming from as far as Indiana, turned out for the two-day Pistahan, easily among the largest community celebrations held by Filipino Americans in the United States.

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Knopf, top US publisher, releases Filipino’s debut story collection

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The places we’ve been often have a deeper, more enduring effect on us than the places we find ourselves in.

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Envoy tells PH scholars going to Europe: Study hard but do have fun

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“Study hard and party hard.” European Union’s top diplomat in the Philippines told this on Tuesday afternoon to the 39 Filipino scholars leaving the country to pursue further studies in Europe.

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28 young leaders to represent PH in cultural exchange program

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Twenty-eight young leaders from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao will represent the Philippines as “youth ambassadors of goodwill” in the 42nd Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program (SSEAYP) in October.

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Filipinos in Jersey City host dazzling Philippine American Friendship Day Parade and Festival

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JERSEY CITY, New Jersey -- “Steady light drizzle - no problem! The celebration must go on” said Lito Gajilan, founder of the Philippine-American Friendship Committee, Inc. (PAFCOM). While rain clouds lingered, the 25th annual Philippine-American Friendship Day kicked off as scheduled with chants of MABUHAY from parade participants in colorful costumes.

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Google Engineer, Apple Designer, and Restaurateur travel to PH for 2015 FYLPRO

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A Google Engineer, a designer for Apple and a New York restaurateur are among 10 “high-performing” young Filipino Americans who will embark on a leadership immersion program to the Philippines to meet with influential personalities and deepen their understanding of issues affecting the country.

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NYC mayor taps Fil-Am as economic development chief

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NEW YORK CITY -- Mayor Bill de Blasio on June 29 appointed Filipino American Maria Torres-Springer as the next president of the NYC Economic Development Corporation.

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Solon wants to turn around Rizal Monument to face Manila

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In an unusual bid to honor the national hero, a Manila representative said he would file a bill to make the monument of Jose Rizal face the city of Manila.

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Seton Hall University President A. Gabriel Esteban Honored as “Great Immigrant” By Carnegie Corporation of New York

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SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - In celebration of Independence Day, Seton Hall University President A. Gabriel Esteban has been recognized as a “Great Immigrant” by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. President Esteban, the first Filipino president of a major American university, will be among the 38 “Great Immigrants” nationally honored this year.

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Philippine Consulate and Department of Tourism launch 10th ACGTDT at the Philippine Center in New York

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NEW YORK -- The Philippine Consulate General together with the Philippine Department of Tourism in New York (PDOT-NY) and the Philippine Airlines (PAL) successfully held its official launching of the 10th Ambassador, Consuls General & Tourism Directors Tour (ACGTDT) before Filipino-American community members at the Annex Hall of the Philippine Center in New York on June 3, 2015.

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