Gawad Kalinga USA Confab, Nov. 4

Gawad Kalinga USA will hold its national conference jointly with the 9th annual Texas Hope Ball on Saturday, Nov. 4, at The Crowne Plaza, 8686 Kirby Drive, Houston. This year's theme is "Building Solidarity. Sustaining Hope."
Conference will start at 9 am and will conclude with a dinner-ball at 7 p.m. Conference and Hope Ball is $150 per person. Conference only is $100 and $65 for just the Hope Ball. Chicago area Gk will be represented by Dr. Zita Yorro, Gerardo Balbin, Noel Rubio, Mariano Santos and Herminio de Guia, the area head, who will head the delegation.

Chicago area GK is ending a productive year of making donations to the Philippines for houses in Tolosa, Texas when it is currently building a village of some 40 houses for those who lost their homes in the 2013 super typhoon Haiyan. It is also involved in establishing eco-friendly social enterprises like a silk worm form in Angat, Bulacan to bring livelihood to the marginalized Filipinos.

This summer, GK Chicago was able to raise funds to help feed the refugees of the Marawi war. Interested individuals who want to make donations or would like to be a GK volunteer, please call Anong Santos (847 528-4991) or Jun de Guia (847- 848-2300)

Know your rights on Immigration, Nov. 11

A free educational event on immigration issues affecting the Filipino and Filipino-American community.“Know Your Rights on Immigration” will be held on Saturday, Nov 11 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Hana Center, 4300 N. California Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618. (Registration via, Sponsors: AFIRE Chicago, FALA Chicago, NaFFAA Illinois Chapter)


PACC Joint Thanksgiving Service, Nov. 23

The Philippine-American College of Clergy (PACC) Joint Thanksgiving Service will be held on Thursday, November 23, 10am at Elston Avenue United Methodist Church located at 5850 N. Elston Avenue, Chicago, IL 60646. The host pastor is Rev. Krista Paradiso, her telephone number is 773-775-3399. For questions about the event, please contact PACC president Rev. Cerna Castro Rand at 847-532-1538.


UST High School Class of ‘72 Reunion, Feb. 2022

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) Group President Tony Castillo and Marie Castro are calling on fellow UST High School Class of 1972 batchmates to renew and strengthen long lost high school friendships in lieu of the upcoming 50th Golden Anniversary which will take place in February 2022 in the Philippines.

They are hoping for increased attendance for their anniversary. Plans are being made to re-aquaint, meet, and reminisce with high school classmates, friends, and batch mates before 2022. Enroll in Facebook by searching UST HS 1972 Official Site or with Marie Nievera-Cabal (US Midwest Coordinator). Just introduce (write something) about yourself in the section.





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