CFC-ANCOP Valentine’s Day party, Feb. 17

The Couples for Christ-Answering the Cry of the Poor (CFC-ANCOP) Illinois is holding a Valentine's fundraising dinner party on Fri. Feb. 17 to benefit its child sponsorship program on Friday, Feb. 17 . The night will consist of fun, food, dance and entertainment. The proceeds from this event will benefit the continuation of education for 21 children.

The event will be held at the Holiday Inn in Rolling Meadows, 3405 Algonquin Rd., at 6 pm. Donation for adult is $50, 3-10 year old is $25 and 2 years old and below is free. For tickets, call Laurel Malibiran at 630-550-1312, Minnie Malibiran 630-550-1313, or Lou Jose 773-895-7521.


Diamond Divas together with 'Jed Madela: ALL REQUEST Concert 2’, Feb. 12

CHICAGO--Performing live together with the “Grand Champion and Performer of the World” Jed Madela on Sunday, Feb. 12 are Chicago’s Diamond Divas: Sychar Yebra, Myan Villanueva and Audrey Esquival. Each “diva” has her own talent and unique musical style under Director Gerry Rebello’s leadership and guidance. The concert will be held at the Copernicus Center, 5216 Lawrence Ave. Chicago, IL 60630 at 7:30 pm.

Jed is known as the first Filipino to win the world grand champion title of performing arts (WCOPA) which he won in 2003. He was a representative of one of sixteen Asian countries who participated in the Voice of Asia, a prestigious voice competition consisting of 18 contestants. He was judged the champion.

The 38-year-old is a native of Iloilo City. He has a wide vocal range including that of a countertenor. Jed’s has a wide range of albums spanning a decade.

Ticket prices are $35, $50, $75. Sponsors are $100. VIP with meet and greet $150. To order online visit copernicustickets.com.


Pagkikita sa Konsulado raises awareness of diabetes and autism

CHICAGO--The American Diabetes Association (ADA), in partnership with the Consulate General of the Philippines, hosted a forum titled “Diabetes: Don’t Sugar Coat It” during the “Ika-21 Pagkikita sa Konsulado” on Jan. 19. It started with a short video clip on autism as well as a pledging to the oath titled “1 Pangako” in observance of the Autism Consciousness Week 2017.

Speaker Dr. Robert M. Sargis, MD, PhD led the discussion on this growing public health crisis including general prevention and attempts at treatment of the disease. Dr. Sargis said that Filipinos, in general, are among the higher risk groups for developing type 2 diabetes.

He is a professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Additionally he runs a laboratory that examines the role of environmental pollutants in the development of obesity and diabetes. Consul Melchor P. Lalunio, Jr. informed the guests of upcoming activities at the Consulate. To attend an upcoming event call 312-583-0621.


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