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Year 2 of Panunuluyan sa Konsulado in New York: 9 Days of Prayer, Music and Community Fellowship

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18 December 2013, New York -- Filipino Christmas in New York officially started with the celebration of Panunuluyan sa Konsulado, the Filipino Christmas tradition where members of the community re-enact the story of Joseph and Mary’s journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem, and culminates with the birth of our Lord in a humble manger. 

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Build-A-Shelter project

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Three groups recently donated to the “Build-a-Shelter” Project of the Friends of FilCom and the Philippine Jesuit Foundation (PJF). The project, launched on 26 November and is supported by the Philippine Consulate General, aims to build permanent shelters for the survivors of typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

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Jersey City Urges Department of Homeland Security to Grant TPS to Philippines

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JERSEY CITY, NJ -- The Jersey City Municipal Council unanimously passed resolution Res. 13.868 at its December 18th council meeting, urging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to designate Temporary Protective Status (TPS) to the Philippines, in the wake of the devastation and aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.   

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‘Yolanda’ Donations from US Northeast keep coming

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The Philippine Consulate General in New York has reported that more and more organizations, groups and individuals within the US Northeast are giving donations for the typhoon-devastated areas in the Philippines.

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Dealer of High-End Used Luxury Cars Sued Alleged Bait-and-Switch

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NEWARK, Dec. 17 -- Acting New Jersey Attorney General John J. Hoffman and the State Division of Consumer Affairs today announced a lawsuit against 21st Century Auto Group, Inc., a dealership that sells high-end used luxury cars such as Lamborghinis and BMWs, for alleged bait-and-switch and other deceptive tactics affecting more than 80 consumers. 

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PIDCI names Drs. Emilio and Felicisima Quines as 2014 Grand Marshals

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New York, December 18, 2013 -- Six months before the 116th commemoration of the Philippine Independence Day celebration, Philippine Independence Day Council Inc. (PIDCI), which works year-round for the biggest Philippine Independence Day parade outside of the Philippines.

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Typhoon Haiyan survivors receive donations and support from Essex County College

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NEWARK, NJ, Dec. 19 -- In the wake of the devastation in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan on November 8, the Essex County College (ECC) community banded together to create the Philippine Relief Drive.

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Philippine Chamber Rondalla of NJ edifies audience at Montclair State University Show

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Hillsborough, NJ - "I am so glad I came to the concert.  I came with no expectation but support for the Philippine Chamber Rondalla of New Jersey’s commitment to rondalla music as an expression of Filipino culture. 

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Recology recycling workers donate $40,000

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San Francisco, CA - The employee-owners of Recology, the nation’s leading recycling company, today donated $40,000 to the Pilipino Bayanihan Resource Center of Daly City to help fund relief efforts in response to Typhoon Haiyan.

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PANUNULUYAN: Searching from Within

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New York City, Dec. 10 -- My assignment to cover the 7th night's Panunuluyan at the Kalayaan Hall is a reunion of friends like Lorli Villanueva, Bobby Yalong, Rose Javier, Momar Visaya, my Ibanag  and Ivatan friends. It is also searching something from within.

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