Filipino Night with the Bulls-Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat,Jan 27

On Friday, Jan. 27 at 7 pm, experience great NBA action, non-stop entertainment and the energy of a sellout crowd! See NBA All-Stars Jimmy Butler, Dwayne Wade, Rajon Rondo and the Bulls battle the Heat coached by Filipino American Eric Spoelstra.

All Filipino community, family and friends have the opportunity to purchase Chicago Bulls tickets at a discounted price.

Tickets regularly priced at $80 (300 Level, sideline sections, rows 8-17) are available for only $55. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Philippine American Cultural Foundation (PACF).

Tickets are limited so be sure to act fast! Click below to purchase tickets.

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Chicago’s Diamond Divas perform 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.
Jed won the ALIW Award in 2014 for Best Male Performance in a Concert for all requests. On top of this award, Jed ultimately won the Entertainer of the Year Award the same year.

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. He had several albums which were represented by the record label Universal Music Group, Inc., which is the second largest music publishing company in the world.

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


PACF Family Countdown Celebration , Dec. 31

CHICAGO--In collaboration with the Chicago Cultural Mile Association and Chi-Town Rising, PACF invites families to ring in 2017 in Wrigley Square at Millennium Park on New Year’s Eve, Sat., Dec.31! Beginning at 3 p.m., the event will culminate in the “Kids Countdown Spectacular” at 6 p.m. Admission to the Chi-Town Rising’s Family Countdown Celebration is free.

Drawing from the theme “Around the World for New Year’s Eve,” revelers in Wrigley Square at Millennium Park can visit activity stations that feature New Year’s customs from countries around the world. PACF will have a booth/table that will coordinate interactive activities featuring fun and amusing New Year’s traditions in the Philippines.

Filipinos also have a handful of interesting and amusing New Year’s traditions and superstitions to make this convivial celebration even more fun and enjoyable. Even in this day and age, Filipinos still practice some of these New Year’s traditions to make sure that the upcoming year will bring them plenty of joy and blessings.
The PACF Family and its cultural partner organizations and groups continue to promote and share our rich Filipino cultural heritage and traditions in America so future generations will remain proud of their Filipino cultural identity and heritage as Filipino Americans.

Founded in 1996 as a Not-For-Profit tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization, the Philippine American Cultural Foundation (PACF) is highly dependent on the goodwill and generosity of its supporters, its volunteers and friends.

Consulate, Knights of Rizal to commemorate 120th year of Dr. Jose Rizal's Martyrdom

CHICAGO--The Consulate General of the Philippines and the Central USA Knights of Rizal will lead the local Filipino-American community and the general public in the commemoration of the 120th year of Dr. Jose P. Rizal's martyrdom on Friday, Dec. 30. Consulate General’s Cultural Officer, Ms. Anna Liza F. Alcantara has issued an invitation to join her fellow staff members in a floral offering at 9 a.m. at the Rizal Monument at Margate Park between Clarendon Drive and Lake Shore Drive , between Wilson and Lawrence Avenues at Chicago north side.

The Central USA area commander of the Knights of Rizal, Mariano A. Santos, KCR, also announced the annual honoring of the Philippine National Hero with a cultural program and dinner fellowship later in the day at 6 pm at the Seafood City Function Room at Elston and Cicero Avenues, Chicago.

The KOR Maynilad Chapter will host this year's event with Chicago, Malaya and Magiting Chapters participating.

The Consulate General enjoins all Filipinos, Filipino-Americans and their families and friends to take part in these patriotic ceremonies which are constant reminders to our kababayans of the significant role that Rizal played the in the fight for the independence of the Philippines. The 35-year old Rizal was shot by musketry by the Spanish colonialists on the early morning of Dec. 30, 1896 at the Bagumbayan where the present Rizal Park is located in Manila.

Rizal's writings like his two novels "Noli Me Tangere" and "El Filibusterismo" exposed the brutality and corruption of a bankrupt colonial regime. He inspired the freedom-loving youth of his time to revolt that led to the Philippine Independence in 1898. The KNights of Rizal is a fraternal organization created by an Republic Act to promote the ideals of Dr. Rizal.

For more information on the floral offering, please contact Ms. Alcantara at Tel.: (312) 583-0621 ext. 13; or Email: chicagopcg@att.net. For the evening event at Seafood City, email Sir Alvar Rosales at alvar071@yahoo.com or call Sir Randy Famacion at (847) 682-3601 or Sir Raul Fermin at (847) 204-4139.


Register for Home Health Caregiver classes

Ongoing registration is being offered for the Introduction to Home Caregiver Classes at the Jose Rizal Center. The classes include practical nursing demonstration of procedures, CPR, videos, clinical visits at rehabilitation homes. They will be held for seven weeks (3-4 hours) at the Rizal Center, 1332 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 60613. Call Dr. Fred Barranoco at 773-397-8589 or Dr. Rufino Crisostomo at 312-402-4191.

The Jose Rizal Center is accessible to 16,000 Filipino Americans in Chicago for their social, civic, health care maintenance, and referrals for marginalized citizens. The FACC Board is embarking on a strategic engagment to grow the provided services, center maintenance and improvement. They are asking the community to take bold steps by directing their holiday gift giving to invest at the community Rizal Center. Much needed funding is needed for the repair of heating and air conditioning equipment and the dance floor ($30,000). Please think of helping the Rizal Center out with your generous contribution so future generations can enjoy this community heritage center. Contact Dr. Rufino Crisostomo, MD, Trustee Chair at 312-402-4191.


PIWC Kick-off dinner-dance, Jan. 14

Philippine Independence Week Committee (PIWC) chairperson, Lourdes Livas, announced the holding of a Kick-Off dinner party on Jan. 14 as the first major event of the PIWC during a Dec. 18 meeting at Marriott Hotel in Chicago. Kick-off will be held at the Avalon Banquet Hall in Des Plaines, Saturday, Jan. 14, at 6 pm. Installation of officers will also be held. For reservation, call Edwin Pineda at 773-396 6231 or email edwin.pineda@yahoo.com.

Ms. Livas also announced that the dinner-ball for the 118th Year of the Declaration of Philippine Independence is scheduled on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Marriott Hotel along Cumberland Avenue in Chicago. To volunteer, email Lourdeslivas18@yahoo.com.

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