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Makilala, the first Filipina-American TV show on QPTV holds official launch event

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New York, NY -- The first Filipina-American TV Talk Show, "Makilala," which means "get to know" in Tagalog, will be hosting its official launch event at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 15 at the Philippine Consulate on Fifth Avenue. 

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Filipina-American launches designer jewelry collection

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ADORN USA, a handcrafted designer jewelry and accessories brand based out of Cincinnati, Ohio, is pleased to announce its arrival on the fashion scene. This locally owned company represents the journey of one woman that transformed a family tradition into a passionate and daring enterprise.

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Lady farmer from Goa, Camarines Sur honored by FAO as ‘Model Farmer’

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A lady farmer from the Philippines was one of four recipients from the Asia-Pacific region of the “Model Farmer” Award given by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on the occasion of the 33rd celebration of World Food Day on October 16 at the FAO Regional Office in Bangkok.  The other awardees were from Bhutan, Tonga, and Thailand.

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Jersey City to Restructure Off-Duty Police Department Work

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JERSEY CITY -- Mayor Steven M. Fulop and Public Safety Director James Shea announced today that the administration is restructuring the Police Department’s Off-Duty Employment Program to make it more equitable for both the businesses and non-profits who use it and the officers.  

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Free Classes Feature Salsa/Latin Dance and African Dance

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JERSEY CITY -- Mayor Steven M. Fulop is pleased to announce the addition of two new dance classes at The Bethune Center, which is part of the administration’s ongoing expansion of culture, recreation, and community programming at the facility. 

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Maj. Alberto C. Bacani, 102, Filipino WW2 veteran

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Maj. Alberto C. Bacani, the oldest Filipino American World War II veteran known living in the United States, passed away on November 5, 2013 in Alexandria, VA. 

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Councilman Lavarro endorses “Candidates for Excellence” in local Board of Education race

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JERSEY CITY, NJ -- Jersey City Council President Rolando Lavarro announced that he is endorsing the “Candidates for Excellence” team for the Jersey City Board of Education race scheduled for November 5.  Lavarro has supported candidates in the local board race who have gone on to win and are now moving the school district in a positive direction.

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Marla Raush: Filipino-American Mompreneur

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Filipino-American businesswoman, Marla De Castro Rausch, founded Animation Vertigo over ten years ago. Animation Vertigo specializes in motion capture tracking and animation solutions for leaders in film, television and video games. The company now boasts a resume of some of the world’s most famous video games.

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Search is on for 2014 Philippine Independence Day Parade Grand Marshal/s

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NEW YORK – The Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc. (PIDCI) is once again looking for individual(s) who may qualify to serve as Grand Marshal/s for the Philippine Independence Day Parade 2014 commemorating the 116th Anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence in New York.

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De Leon, Schofield and Nepales to Keynote 3rd TOFA-NY Awards, Oct 26

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New York - Philippine Consul General to New York Mario L. De Leon, Jr., United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York Honorable Judge Lorna Schofield, and Former Chairman of the Board for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Ruben Nepales will keynote the third annual The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York (TOFA-NY) Awards on Saturday night, October 26, at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, the official venue of the TOFA-NY Awards ceremonies for the past three years.

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