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EUFROSINO (PRESY) ALIX GUEVARA

A Dakila Awardee who has spent his married life in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. since 1967, Eufrosino (Presy, to his friends and acquaintances) Alix Guevarra is never far from the various building-design projects he had overseen in several states and cities which highlighted a career that won for him prestige ...

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Rewriting history?

The ruling board of the Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia has decided to remove the plaque honoring the first President of the United States, George Washington. Yes, it is the same George Washington who led a ragtag rebel army to cross the frigid Delaware river and strike at the Red ...

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Stetson University forum focuses on PH issues

St. Petersburg, FL. Corruption, moribund economy, worsening drug situation and extrajudicial killing, disjointed criminal justice system, and inept law enforcement. These were some of the thorny issues raised about the Philippines during the student forum recently held at the Stetson University College of Law at St. Petersburg, Florida. The forum, ...

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‘Always the muse, and she loves to dance’

By Jon Melegrito Maryland Delegate Kris Valderrama remembers her mom as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, whose passions as a young woman included dancing, playing tennis and volleyball, performing dramatic roles in theatrical productions, joining high school and college beauty contests and winning them all. “My mom was always ...

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NaFFAA turns 20 in DC gala

WASHINGTON D.C. The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) will hold its 20th Anniversary Gala at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 21. With its theme “NaFFAA 2.0: One Voice, Four Million Strong,” the Gala will recognize NaFFAA’s 20-year legacy, and highlight its comprehensive vision ...

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PAFC, PH Embassy launch search for Rizal Awards nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. The Philippine American Foundation for Charities, Inc. (PAFC), in partnership with the Philippine Embassy have announced the search for the 2017 Annual Dr. Jose Rizal Youth Awards. The Awards recognize academic excellence and extra-curricular activities, including community service, of outstanding Filipino-American youths in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. region. ...

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NaFFAA launches Virginia ‘Fil-Am Vote’ campaign

VIRGINIA BEACH. The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) has named its new Virginia Civic Engagement Co-Coordinators, Jackie Estaris Dunson and E. Fortunato “JoJo” Orencia, Jr.  They will help coordinate the FilAm Vote campaign in the Commonwealth to increase political empowerment through non-partisan voter registration, voter education, voter protection, ...

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FYP holds maiden leadership conference in DC

WASHINGTON D.C. The Filipino Young Professionals of Washington D.C. (FYP-DC) held its inaugural leadership conference at Georgetown University last Sept. 30, with the theme, “Unite, Magkaisa.” The event served as a precursor to Filipino-American Heritage Month and focused on how the Filipino-American and Asian Pacific American community can discuss the ...

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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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