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Lumen Castañeda leaves AFTA

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Highly revered and popular community leader Paraluman “Tita Lumen” Castañeda, has recently posted on Facebook her sudden decision to step down as president of the Association of Filipino Teachers in America, Inc. (AFTA) after almost 4 years of devoted service to the organization so endeared to her.

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Jersey City Recreation Department and Jersey City Youth Foundation to Host New Jersey Golden Gloves Tournament

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JERSEY CITY -- Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Department of Recreation and the Jersey City Youth Foundation announced the New Jersey Golden Gloves Tournament will take place in Jersey City every Saturday night through April 12th, 2014. 

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PIDCI all set for Grand Marshals Gala

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NEW YORK, February 27 -- As the 116th Commemoration of the Philippine Independence Day draws closer, the Philippine Independence Day Council Inc. (PIDCI) has weathered the prolonged polar vortex that has hit the nation, and could not be stopped by it as it prepares for the much-awaited multi-events Philippine Independence Celebration, highlighted by the biggest Philippine Independence Day parade outside of the Philippines - held every first Sunday of June along Madison Avenue, this year on June 1st.

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Jersey City Launches Branding Campaign

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JERSEY CITY -- Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced that the Jersey City Economic Development Corporation, on behalf of the City of Jersey City, is soliciting proposals from individuals and firms interested in assisting the JCEDC on a branding and marketing campaign of up to $1.2 million to position Jersey City as the best mid-size City in America.

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GMA Kapuso Foundation receives $15, 000 donation from the City of Carson, California

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GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF), the socio-civic arm of GMA Network, was presented with a check for $15, 000 by the City of Carson in California intended for the victims of typhoon Yolanda.

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Build-A-Shelter Project Set to Launch Two Villages in February 2014

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24 January 2014, New York – Two months after its launch, the Philippine Consulate General New York and the US Northeast community have raised enough funds for its Build A Shelter Project (BASP) to start construction in some of the worst-hit towns of super typhoon Yolanda last November. 

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A Song for Randy Gener

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Much has been written about Randy Gener, a performing artist, community organizer, multi-awarded journalist, a cheerful friend and a freedom lover.

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Jersey City to be Home of New, Flagship Marriott Hotel

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JERSEY CITY -- Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced that an affiliate of Tramz Hotels has entered into a franchise agreement with Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) for a new full-service hotel to be built in Jersey City and operated as part of the company’s flagship Marriott Hotels brand, with construction slated to begin in the fourth quarter of 2014.

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TOWN HALL MEETING ON TEMPORARY PROTECTIVE STATUS

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The Philippine Consulate General wishes to invite the public to attend a Town Hall Meeting on Temporary Protective Status (TPS) on 28 January 2014, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., at Kalayaan Hall, Philippine Center, 556 5th Avenue, NY, NY (between 45th and 46 Sts.).

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Imelda Marcos visited Gloria Arroyo

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JERSEY CITY -- I shut the world for one week - no calls, both incoming & outgoing, and no face book distraction. Only newspapers to read while under orders of the doctor to have a complete bed rest. I had flu and I am a diabetic.

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