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New York Filipino community pays honor and tribute to the late Ambassador Willy C. Gaa, former Philippine envoy to the United States

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NEW YORK -- The New York Filipino community gathered together at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center to honor and pay tribute to the late Ambassador Willy C. Gaa in the evening of Friday, 18 March 2016. 

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Healthcare Information Management Services Roadshow Generates Solid Interest in New York

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NEW YORK, 23 February 2016 -- The Consulate General, in cooperation with the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) and the Healthcare Information Management Association of the Philippines (HIMAP), hosted the first Philippine Healthcare Information Management Service (HIMS) Roadshow at Kalayaan Hall that highlighted the Philippines’ comparative advantage as well as the achievements and contribution to the economy of the IT-Business Process Management sector (IT-BPM).   

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Jersey City Becomes First NJ City to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 for Municipal Workers

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JERSEY CITY - Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced on Feb. 29 that Jersey City would become the first city in New Jersey to raise the minimum wage to $15 for municipal workers, with more than 500 city employees receiving an increase in their take-home pay. The move, accomplished by Executive Order and reflected in the administration’s tax-neutral budget introduced last week, will take effect immediately. 

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Seton Hall Diplomacy Sustainable Development Challenge Enables High School Students to Make a Difference While Competing for Scholarships and Prizes

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SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. -- There is a way to make your voice heard if you are a high school student with a desire to positively impact today’s global challenges and the needs of society.

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Call for Nominations for AARP’s Asian American & Pacific Islander Community Hero Awards

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WASHINGTON, D.C., March 1, 2016 – AARP is pleased to announce its new Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Hero Awards to acknowledge hard-working staff and volunteers of non-profit organizations. The call for nominations is open now until March 31, 2016 at AARP’s AAPI Community Facebook page.

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Secretary Del Rosario Honors the late Steve Bosworth for his EDSA People Power Connection

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NEW YORK -- At a memorial service held for the late US diplomat Steve Bosworth last 20 February 2016 at the Harvard University Memorial Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert Del Rosario delivered a personal eulogy for his old friend and fellow fighter for democracy.

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Fil-Am Leader Rallies Global Pinoys for Good Governance

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MILAN, Italy, March 2, 2016 -- “Likened to an airplane, the Philippine economy has lifted off, but we are not yet in cruising altitude,” Loida Nicolas-Lewis says. “There is a danger for the plane to crash back down. We need 18 years of good governance, so that a culture of integrity, ethics and morality can finally uproot the culture of corruption, violence and injustice that the Marcos regime sowed over 40 years ago,” she adds. 

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NYPCG Joins the Nation in Celebrating EDSA People Power Anniversary

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New Yorkers come out to celebrate EDSA Revolution’s 30th Anniversary. (Top) Consul General Mario De Leon leads the unveiling of EDSA 30th Anniversary banner on Fifth Avenue. (Bottom) The officers and staff of NYPCG don yellow for a photo opportunity. (Photos by Jolo Tolentino) 

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Filipino Community in Metro DC remembers EDSA in Embassy “Talakayan”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Members of the Filipino community in the Metro DC area swapped stories and insights into the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution in a Talakayan held on 29 February 2016 at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy

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DFA New Yorkers Bid Adieu to Big Boss Secretary Del Rosario

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NEW YORK CITY -- On his last official trip to the East Coast US, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert Del Rosario, together with wife Gretchen were honored with a farewell dinner by the officers and staff of the Philippine Consulate General New York and Philippine Mission to the United Nations last 18 February at the Philippine Official Residence in Manhattan, New York.

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