Kultura Kristmas Market Festival, Dec.13


CHICAGO, ­­– In response to the overwhelming reception at the inaugural Kultura Festival last October 4, Filipino Kitchen announces Kultura Kristmas Market on Dec. 13. A team of chefs and food vendors will put a contemporary spin on traditional Filipino holiday dishes, providing a novel experience for both diehard fans of Filipino food and those less familiar with the wonders of Pinoy cooking. Among the chefs and food vendors who will create the Filipino dishes are Chef Kristine Subido of Pecking Order Catering, Chef Chrissy Camba of Maddy's Dumpling House, Chef Roland Calupe of Kartabar in Providence, Rhode Island, Chef Joelen Kenny and Hapa Chicago.
Kultura Kristmas Market, an all-ages, modern Filipino-American holiday food and arts festival, will take place in Logan Square's Emporium Arcade Bar, 2363 N Milwaukee Avenue, on Sunday, Dec. 13, from 11 AM to 6 PM. Tickets can be purchased for $15 general admission at, $10 for students and seniors. A portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Please note: This will be an advance ticketed event; no tickets will be available at the door. More information can be found

Social Security System (SSS) Philippines
to conduct outreach in Chicago, Nov. 28

The Consulate General of the Philippines (PCG) would like to invite the general public to a briefing on Philippine Coverage Programs & Services for Overseas Filipinos on Sat., Nov. 28, 10 a.m. at the Consulate’s Kalayaan Hall located at 122 Michigan Ave., Suite 1600 Chicago, IL 60603. Briefing session and Onsite services will start at 10 a.m. The briefing will introduce new Registration: Issuance of SS Number, Reactivation of exisiting: Verification of records, Enrollment in Flexi-fund Program, Data amendments, Compliance with Annual Confirmation of Pensioners (ACOP) Program and Benefit claim applications. To RSVP your participation, contact the Administrative Officer, Mr. Alvar Rosales, at 312-583-0621 or email the Consulate at for confirmation of attendance.

Chicago to host first U.S. political rally for Roxas-Robredo team

CHICAGO—As political parties gear up for the much-anticipated 2016 elections in the Philippines, Filipinos overseas are also staging various online campaign strategies for the presidential and vice presidential candidates of their choice.
Apparently, Filipinos in Chicago will be the first in the U.S. to stage a political rally related to the 2016 polls. A group calling itself Filipinos Abroad and Friends of Mar and Leni is rallying behind the “Dream Team” of Mar Roxas for President and Leni Robredo for Vice President.
The group’s rally will be held at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare on December 5 at 12 noon. Up to a hundred supporters of Roxas and Robredo are expected to show up. (RSVP is required to attend this political rally)
Jun De Guia, organizer of the group said, “This is our way of influencing our friends and relatives to vote for the continuation of Daang Matuwid. We truly believe that Mar and Leni are the most capable of taking the leadership in the 2016 elections.” New York based businesswoman Loida Nicolas-Lewis is going to lead the campaign rally.
Lewis will meet with community leaders and “Dream Team” supporters to discuss political and economic development in the Philippines and the need to elect competent leaders in the forthcoming elections.
“Filipino Americans should actively voice out their opinion and get involved in the coming 2016 Philippine election. I like the Dream Team of Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo because of their intent to pursue President Aquino’s vision of Daang Matuwid,” Lewis said.
“The Chicago political rally for Mar and Leni is expected to be echoed to other key cities in the United States,” explained by Cindy Flores, an Ilonggo and one of the organizers of this event.
To RSVP, contact the following: Ryan Tejero at (630) 890-3351, Cindy Flores at (312) 925-7812, Jun De Guia at (847) 848-2300. Light lunch will be served to those attending this event.

UPAAGC Fundraising dinner, Dec. 4

The University of the Philippines Alumni Association of Greater Chicago (UPAAGC) is holding its annual fundraising event, with a dinner dance and induction of officers on Friday, Dec. 4 , 6 pm, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare, 5440 N. River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018. This year’s keynote speaker is Ms. Loida Nicolas-Lewis, UP alumna and first Asian to have passed the New York Bar Examination without having to study in the US. Ms. Lewis is expected to speak about Philippine politics and economy and her insights on the 2016 Philippine national elections.
Each year, UPAAGC selects a recipient within the UP System or its programs here in the US, as beneficiary of the fundraising event. This year’s fundraising proceeds will benefit the UP Socialized Tuition System, as well as to other UPAAGC’s on-going programs.
For placing an ad in the souvenir program, becoming a sponsor, becoming a member or putting a direct donation to UPAAGC. Olive Rocha Aliga -; Ryan Tejero –

Filipino American Council of Greater Chicago Seniors Christmas Party, Dec. 5

The Filipino American Council of Greater Chicago (FACC) and the USA Ladies for Rizal host a Christmas Party for seniors Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 am-3 pm, at Rizal Center, 1332 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago. A Mass will be celebrated as first part of the program. Complimentary lunch will be served along with entertainment and free raffle for many donated prizes.
The following are the event sponsors:Elizabeth Barrett, Joe & Cindy Flores, Lydia Tayco, Mae Lant, Ella Basilio, Rufino Crisostomo, Lourdes Livas, Ely Faypon, Veronica Fertig, Wilfredo Dacuycuy, Rey & Mila Bensing, Chicago Jazz Danz Club, Chicago Elite Home Care Inc and DMJ Home Health Services Inc.
For reservation, call Carmen Estacio at 773-661-2021, Emma Azcarraga at 312-208-5864 or Malou Tabo at 773-816-8439. Email: Estacio, Carmen <CEstacio@ILSOS.NET>.

Commemoration of Rizal's Martyrdom, Dec. 30

The Order of Knights of Rizal (OKOR) will lead in the ceremonies marking the 119th year anniversary of the Martyrdom of the Philippine National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal on Wednesday, Dec. 30 in Chicago.
A floral offering at the Rizal Monument at 9 am, Dec. 30, 4800 N. Marine Drive (Back of the Weiss Memorial Hospital) will be led by the office of the Consulate General under ConGen Sir Generoso Colonge, KCR in cooperation of the OKOR and the Ladies for Rizal.
A formal reception will be held at the Rizal Center, 1332 W. Irving Park at 6 pm, Dec. 30 with the OKOR Central USA hosting the event. For particulars, email or call 847-528-4991.

JDC Rainbow Foundation Christmas Party, Dec. 12

“The JDC Rainbow Foundation is hosting a Christmas party on Sat., Dec. 12 from 6 pm-11 pm at the Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln Ave. Lincolnwood, IL 60712. Donation asking is $20. To Please RSVP by Dec. 4 to Jane Cannon at 224-595-8222.


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