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PIDCI Mrs. Kalayaan 2016 to be crowned

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NEW YORK -- The Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc. (PIDCI) search for Filipina beauties in the Greater New York region’s large Filipino and Filipino-American community got its first beauty for the year 2016 - the Mrs. Kalayaan emerged victorious among six contestants - and the winner of the PIDCI Mrs. Kalayaan 2016 title is Mrs. Dhelma Lopez.

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Mayor Fulop Announces $9.5 Million Street Resurfacing Plan for 2016, One of the Largest in the City’s History

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JERSEY CITY -- Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced April 14 a $9.5 million street resurfacing plan for 2016, which will include the paving of nearly 16 miles of city roadways as the administration continues to invest in infrastructure improvements citywide. 

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Filipino American WWII Veteran, a Bataan Death March Survivor, Joins his Fallen Comrades.

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WASHINGTON DC -- Retired U.S. Air Force Major  Jesse Baltazar of Falls Church, Virginia, a  former POW who escaped from the Bataan Death March in 1942, died on Tuesday evening, April 12, after battling complications from lung cancer. 

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PH Urges US: Allow MEDICARE access for American retirees

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The Philippines is negotiating with the US government to allow the portability of its medical and health insurance for Americans and Fil-Ams, who would like to retire in the country.

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NYC HEALTH DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES “QUITTING IS HARD, CANCER IS HARDER” AD CAMPAIGN AS PART OF NYC QUITS PROGRAM

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March 29, 2016 -- The Health Department today launched the “Quitting is Hard, Cancer is Harder” campaign, featuring Chris, a New Yorker, former smoker, and stage 4 lung cancer survivor.

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Society of Foreign Consuls in New York Recognize Fil-Am Minerva Tantoco at the International Women’s Day Celebration

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NEW YORK, March 18, 2016 -- Twelve women leaders representing 12 nationalities in New York were recognized  at the annual event organized by the Society of Foreign Consuls  (SOFC) in New York  entitled  “International Women’s Day: Celebrating Women Leaders in our Communities”.

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Philippine-New York Jaycees learn Real Estate 101

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A group of some twenty Philippine-New York members and friends learned Real Estate 101 from Halstead’s Associate Broker Edwin Josue on March 18, Friday night in its Park Avenue Office, Manhattan.

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PSA Training Renews Focus on PH Civil Registration in the US

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Top officials of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) are in Washington, D.C. to conduct a training on civil registration and vital statistics (CVRS) for the personnel of the Philippine Embassy and Consulates General in the United States. The training is being held as part of the Philippine Government’s extended commemoration of February as Civil Registration Month. 

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Ambassador Cuisia Affirms Link Between Healthcare, Growth

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. was a featured speaker at the Alliance for Global Health and Competitiveness (AHC) Ambassadors’ Forum held on 29 March 2016 at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. He was joined by Ambassador Robinson Githae of Kenya.

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PH Consulate General in New York hosts dinner reception for insurance giant Aetna

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NEW YORK -- Consul General Mario De Leon, Jr. and Mrs. Eleanor De Leon, hosted a dinner reception in honor of top AETNA officials led by Mr. William J. Casazza, Executive Vice President, and Mr. Charles Klippel, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, at the Official Residence. 

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