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TPS FOR THE PHILIPPINES: COMMUNITY CALL FOR ACTION SET FOR MARCH 27

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(SAN FRANCISCO) -Thursday, March 27 has been designated as the Community Call to Action Day urging members of the Filipino community in the United States to call the US State Department (202-647-6575) and urge US Secretary of State John Kerry to recommend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the Philippines to the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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Dominican Independence Day Celebration in Jersey City

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JERSEY CITY -- The Ukrainian Community Center at 90 Fleet Street in Jersey City was the venue of Ray Regalado's 2nd Annual Dominican Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 7 PM. Almost 700 hundred people came to celebrate the occasion which started with the Dominican National Anthem with Ms. Florencia Guzman, on the piano. 

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WWII Vet Espiridion Villanueva, 1925-2014

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February 26 would have marked the 59th wedding anniversary of Espiridion and Evangeline (Bajada) Villanueva. 

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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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