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PMA alumni rekindle ties in ‘Jurado Cup’

By Dan Jimenez Special to Manila Mail The alumni of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) in the United States have been staging the Jurado Cup Sports Tournament” for the past 15 years. From the unlikely “sports” combination pitting tennis skills with mastery of Karaoke at the outset, the competitions have ...

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VFW Post 5471 holds fundraiser

Story and photo by Jennie L. Ilustre FORT WASHINGTON, Md. Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5471 Generals Douglas Macarthur-Vicente Lim Post, held a successful fundraiser last Sept. 3 in Oxon Hill, MD at the home of Ador and Nanette Carreon, hosts of the Hawaiian luau for the past five ...

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FYLPRO bares delegates for PH immersion

WASHINGTON, D.C. The Philippine Embassy today announced the 6th cohort of the Filipino Young Leaders Program to participate in the week-long, expense-paid Immersion Program to the Philippines. The delegates are: Marjorie Baltazar (Chicago, IL), a staunch advocate for immigrant rights, is the Principal of Baltazar Global LLC, a business immigration ...

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US mulls air strikes in Marawi

WASHINGTON D.C. The Pentagon is reportedly considering launching air strikes against ISIS-inspired Maute militants holed up in Marawi for three months despite a nearly daily barrage from government artillery and aircraft. However, Philippine officials said they have not gotten any formal notice about the alleged plan. It’s also drawing opposition ...

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Fil-Am nurse wears charity, service as badge of honor

By Josie Moralidad Ziman Special to Manila Mail ARLINGTON, Va. Nurse Leolalinda Petinglay Plameras, 48, has demonstrated that out of poverty springs great compassion. Growing up in a remote village of Antique province in the Central Philippine island of Panay, she was recently awarded the Frist Humanitarian Award, the highest ...

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I love Purple Patch (in more ways than one)

By John Victoria Deputy Chair, NaFFAA Capital Region 2 & Board Member, Filipino Young Professionals of Metro DC WASHINGTON D.C. The food? It’s a given that my tongue is going on a culinary paradise. My go-tos are Mama Alice’s crunchy lumpia with banana ketchup dipping sauce, what I like to ...

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‘Sisig; sizzles at DC tailgate party

WASHINGTON, D.C.  Sisig, the traditional Filipino dish of grilled chopped meat served on a sizzling plate, combined with Philippine local beer was the Philippine Embassy’s appealing pair at the Citi Open’s tailgate event held at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center last Aug. 3. The Philippine Embassy, along with the ...

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Film on deaf Filipinos debuts in DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. A documentary that traced the life and experiences of deaf Filipinos was unveiled in a free screening last July 20 at the Philippine Embassy. The screening was held in cooperation with Discovering Deaf Worlds, Inc. (DDW) to mark the 39th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week in ...

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