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PH Consulate General invigorates economic ties with Pittsburgh-based manufacturers

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PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania -- In a visit indicating the Philippines’ strong interest in establishing closer economic ties with Pittsburgh and the Allegheny region, Consul General Mario De Leon, Jr., accompanied by Consul Felipe Carino and Trade Representative John Paul Inigo, met with US Steel officials led by GM William Hinckley, GM for Strategy and Business Development Hayley F. Scott-Davis, and GM for Governance Strategy Rob Garretson at US Steel headquarters in Pittsburgh last March 23, 2016.

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Filipino Veterans, West Philippine Sea issues top agenda in meeting between New York Consul General and US Representative Mike Doyle (D-PA14)

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PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania -- In a meeting with Representative Mike Doyle (PA14-D) on March 23, 2016 attended by Filipino community members in Pittsburgh, Consul General Mario De Leon, Jr. sought the support for house bill HR 2737 seeking to award a US Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino Veterans of World War II.

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2016 Van Lier Fellowships

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Cycle 1: Acting & Directing

Are you an Asian American actor or director, age 30 or younger, living in New York City? Apply now for an Asian American Arts Alliance Van Lier Fellowship! The fellowship includes:

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Philippine Consulate General in New York hosts COMELEC Regional Training for Philippine Elections

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NEW YORK -- As part of the preparations for the impending 2016 Philippine elections, the Philippine Consulate General in New York hosted the COMELEC’s on-site training on the implementation of the Automated Election System (AES) last 15-17 March 2016.

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Forum: ‘Know Your Candidates’ for Philippine president March 30

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NEW YORK (iiNNS) – A forum, “Know Your Candidates” has been scheduled at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center here for Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

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PH agriculture, manufacturing and science and technology examined at high-level panel discussion in Washington

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Secretary Virgilio De los Reyes of the Philippine Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and a panel of senior Philippine officials recently discussed the "opportunities and challenges" in Philippine agriculture, manufacturing, and science and technology, highlighting the country’s economic growth, the inclusiveness of progress, the sustainability of reforms, and the quality of the Filipino workforce. The panel discussion was held at the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. on 17 March 2016. 

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PIDCI search for Diwa ng Kalayaan, Mrs. Kalayaan continue

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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 continues despite the Mrs. Kalayaan contest already counting with six candidates and the Diwa ng Kalayaan (Spirit of Independence) contest having seven young dalagang Filipina (single Filipina) entered.

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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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