MARCH 2018


Citizenship Application Workshop, March 24

CHICAGO - The Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (AFIRE) will host another citizenship application workshop on Saturday, March 24. The next citizenship assistance workshop will be held in Berwyn, Illinois; exact location to be determined. The workshop is a low-cost service for legal permanent residents (or green-card holders) who may be eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship. In order to be eligible for the workshop, kababayans must be low-income residents of Illinois.

If you have questions or would like to reserve a spot for the next workshop on Saturday, March 24 in Berwyn, Illinois,call our office at (773) 580-1025.


2018 Ambassadors’ Tour of Philippines, July 9-15

CHICAGO--The Consulate General of the Philippines, in partnership with the Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) in New York, hosted the launching of the 12th Ambassadors’ Tour (ACGTD) Feb. 16 at the Kalayaan Hall of the Consulate General.

The ACGTDT will take place on July 9-15 featuring top destinations in Manila, Cebu and Bohol. The basic tour package, starting from USD 975 for triple sharing (excluding international and domestic airfares), consists of a 3-night stay at Nobu Hotel in Manila, 2-night stay at Shangrila Mactan Resort and Spa in Cebu, and 2-night stay at Hennan Panglao in Bohol. Included in the package rate are land transportation transfers within Manila, Cebu and Bohol; daily breakfast at the hotels, hosted dinner with special entertainment; services of English-speaking guides throughout the tour and wreath-laying ceremony at Rizal Park, Manila.

To sign up for the Ambassadors’ Tour visit the website: or call the Tourism and Trade Section of the Consulate General at 312-583-0621 ext 22 or email at

Consul Ericka Anna T. Abad shared with the guests information on the upcoming activities of the Consulate. A raffle, sponsored by Philippine Airlines (PAL) in San Francisco followed by the fellowship, capped the evening.


PACC Holy Week Schedule

The Philippine American College Clergy (PACC) announces that Good Friday Service will be held at The Philippine American Ecumenical Church (PAEC), 3533 N. Albany Ave. Chicago, IL 60618, on March 30 at 1:00 pm. Speakers include Maxwell Codillo, Joann Cultura-Melad, and Sam Dado. The Easter Sunday service will be held at the Edison Park United Methodist Church, 6470 N. Oliphant Ave. Chicago, IL 6063, on April 1 at 6 am. Speaker Dr. Ligaya Marasigan “Kapihan: A Holy Conversation” will be held at Edison Park UMC on March 26 at 8:00 - 10:00 am.


Circulo Capampangan Anniversary Ball & Picnic, May 5 & Aug. 12

The Circulo Capampangan will hold a dinner-presentation of their 48th Anniversary Ball & Coronation of Muses on May 5 at the Marriott Hotel Oakbrook, IL 60523, according to Circulo President Dr. Mike Nayan. Cocktail at 6:30 pm and dinner at 7:00 pm.

Also a Circulo Picnic will be held at Ferson Creek Park in St. Charles, IL from 12 Noon to Sunset on August 12. Anyone interested may contact Norma Manankil 630-319-7949 or Nati Nayan 708-288-3680.



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