AUGUST 2017

 

The Philippine Independence Week Committee (PIWC) Float was adjudged the best float in the July 4th parade in Morton Grove in cooperation with the Fil-Ams of St. Martha Catholic Church. The float was also at the Skokie Parade earlier. Shown in the cover photo are (from Left) Rosalina Gardner (Mrs. PIWC), PIWC Board of Trustee Chair Dely Villalon, Geraldine Gaden (Mrs. Philippines PIWC) and Naomi Polintan (Little Miss Philippines PIWC). PIWC had its appreciation night July 28. (PINOY Photo by Anong)

 

Chicago PH Consulate General asks for letters of support/postcards for AFP soldiers fighting in Marawi

CHICAGO--The Philippine Consulate General in this city aims to aid the internally displaced residents of Marawi by showing support to the members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in their #OgopMarawi (Help Marawi) campaign. The community is encouraged to send letters of support or postcards to military troops in Marawi City. This will boost the morale of AFP soldiers who are risking their lives to maintain peace in Marawi.

All letters of support and postcards may be sent to the Consulate General at the following address: #OgopMarawi, Consulate General of the Philippines, 122 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60603

The Consulate General will forward these postcards and letters to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila for onward transmittal to the Philippine Army who will distribute them to our soldiers who are engaged in counter terrorism operations in the area.

Contact the ConGen’s Cultural Officer, Anna Liza F. Alcantara, at (312) 583-0621, or email the Consulate at chicagopcg@att.net for more info.

 

..."Congressional Gold Medal Updates/Activities Mark 76th Anniversary of Filipino WWII Veterans’ “Duty to Country”

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On July 24, FilVetREP Leadership met with House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) senior staff to discuss plans for the official National Presentation ceremony of the Congressional Gold Medal. Working with Senate and House offices, FilVetREP is engaging in the planning process and will be making announcements in the coming weeks on dates, location, and logistics.

RIGHT PIC: From L-R, the preferred designs of the obverse (front) and reverse (back) as approved by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Commission and the Commission of Fine Arts. The Department of the Treasury makes the final approval.

On July 25, General Taguba sent an official letter to the U.S. Mint making a formal request for the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal including a preferred design for the obverse and reverse (front and back) of the medal. Gen. Taguba is the National Liaison to the U.S. Mint for the Filipino WWII Veterans Congressional Gold Meda. He and FilVetREP leaders have been providing historical background and feedback to the U.S. Mint in a months long process for the design of the Congressional Gold Medal.

The final Congressional Gold Medal design will be selected by the Department of the Treasury.

On July 26,1941, President Franklin Roosevelt issued a Military Order (6 Fed. Reg. 3825), directing all organized military units in the Commonwealth of the Philippines – Philippine Army, Philippine Scouts, Philippine Constabulary, and separate combat into service in defense of the U.S. Eventually, 250,000 soldiers rallied and willingly served under the command of General Douglas MacArthur in the U.S. Army Forces in the Far East.

The Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project (FilVetREP), is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, community-based, all-volunteer national initiative whose mission is to obtain national recognition of Filipino and American WWII soldiers across the U.S. and the Philippines for their wartime service to the U.S. and the Philippines from July 26, 1941 to December 31, 1946.

For more info and how to get involved, visit website at www.filvetrep.org or find us on Facebook or Twitter.





Annual Family Potluck Picnic, Aug 19

The Laguna Association of the Midwest will hold its Annual Family Potluck Picnic on Saturday, August 19 at the Bensenville Park District, Kiwanis Picnic Shelter, 1000 W. Wood St., Bensenville, IL 60106 from 11:00 am to Sundown. Guests can bring their favorite dish. There will be a Mass at 3:00 pm by Father Carlos Llagas. For more info contact: Meg & Pepito Advento 847-429-0621 or Rey & Ampy Elazegui 773-742-5322.

 

Free "Broadway in Chicago" Summer Concert, Aug. 14 at Pritzker Pavilion

"Broadway In Chicago" invites you to its annual Free "Broadway in Chicago" Summer Concert, sponsored by ABC 7 Chicago and hosted by Janet Davies, ABC’s entertainment reporter and host of the entertainment and lifestyle program "190 NORTH" on ABC 7. The concert will be on Monday, Aug. 14, at 6:15 p.m. at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St.

The Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert at Millennium Park is presented with the cooperation of the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

There will be preview performances from Disney’s ALADDIN, BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, THE COLOR PURPLE, the Pre-Broadway Engagement of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, LES MISÉRABLES, LOVE NEVER DIES, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s SCHOOL OF ROCK, WAITRESS and WICKED.
More performances will be announced closer to the event. Ticket reservation online.

 




 

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