Consul General of Chicago Generoso Calonge and Deputy Consul Romulo Israel (r) lay a wreath in front of a WWII tank during the Maywood Bataan Day Organization (MBDO) commemoration ceremony of the 75th anniversary of the Bataan Death March while MBDO President Col. Richard McMahon (left) watches. Eighty-nine of the soldiers from Maywood, IL enlisted in the National Guard, fought in bataan as the 192nd tank Battalion “Company B,” but only 43 came home. (Photo by Grace Szpytma)

NaFFAA, commemorates 20th anniversary with gala in Washington, DC, Oct. 21

Washington, DC — On October 21 the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) will hold its 20th Anniversary Gala at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. With its theme “NaFFAA 2.0: One Voice, Four Million Strong,” the Gala will recognize NaFFAA’s twenty-year legacy, and highlight its comprehensive vision to unite and amplify the voices of the four million Filipinos and Filipino Americans living in the United States. “NaFFAA 2.0” represents how NaFFAA is honoring its past while forging a new forward-thinking and balanced approach in uniting, engaging, and empowering diverse Filipino American individuals and community organizations.

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Oct 1 to Oct 31: "FILIPINO HISTORY UNVEILED THROUGH THE ARTS."* Display of the collaborative mural by 5 FilAm artists from Chicago and 5 artists from the Philippines and art work of local Filipino American artists Monica Acosta, Paul Balan, Tita Brady, Fred de Asis, Lea Rivera and Susan Silvano. At Trickster Arts Gallery, 190 S. Roselle St., Schaumburg, Illinois.

Oct. 1 Sunday 2pm – STAGE PLAY READING SERIES for 26th Season CRIERS FOR HIRE written by Giovanni Ortega at the Hana Center 4300 North California Ave, Chicago Sponsor – CIRCA/Pintig, Contact gingerleopoldo@yahoo.com, 312-956-9489

Oct. 4 Wednesday 6-8 pm – TAGALOG 101.* Classes begin on October 4 for 10 (ten) weekly sessions every Wednesday at 4300 N. California Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618. Sponsor – AFIRE Chicago, Contact Naomi Salcedo nsalcedo@afirechicago.org.

Oct. 6 Friday 7 pm- UP MADRIGAL ALUMNI CONCERT- Acclaimed UP Madrigal singers at the Central United Methodist Church, 8237 N. Kenton in Skokie. Performing favorite classical, sacred music like Sana'y Wala Ng Wakas, Prayer of St. Franci, among others. For more info, contact Ernesto Silverio 8millete@sbcglobal.net

left pic: Millete Silverio poses with her fellow former Madrigal Singers, Marvin Gayatgay and Jacqui Ramos.

Oct. 7 Saturday 7pm – STAGE PLAY READING SERIES for 26th Season Nanay written by Lani Montreal at the Hana Center 4300 North California Avenue, Chicago, IL, Sponsor – CIRCA/Pintig, Contact gingerleopoldo@yahoo.com, 312-956-9489

Oct 7, Saturday at 11am – 5pm WORLD DUMPLING FEST at Millennium Park – Chase Promenade South, The PACF Performing Arts and Kapwa Cultural will perform cultural dances. Sponsor—FAHSC, Contact Tito Ruben (630)969-2971

Oct 7, Saturday at 1 – 4pm FAHM EXHIBITS AT SIJ PARISH in Niles Sponsor – NAFFAA, Contact:  Jelly Carandang,   847-679-7058 or msjellybeans@aol.com

Oct 7, Saturday, 6-12 mn – FAHM CELEBRATION DINNER DANCE*, Venue: Penna’s of Sterling 38400 Van Dyke Avenue, Sterling Heights, MI 48312. Sponsor: NaFFAA-Michigan, Contact Tony Kho at (248) 755-6122 / Becky Tungol at (248) 755-6119.

Oct 8, Sunday 2-5 pm – MICHIGANS: OUR SPACES IN HISTORY, at the Philippine American Cultural Center of Michigan (PACCM) located at 17356 Northland Park, Court, Southfield, MI. Sponsor – PACCM, Contact Aurora Harris aurora.fanhsmi@gmail.com

Oct 12, Thursday at 6:30pm -  CINEMA SOIRÈE: THE MURDER OF WILLIAM JONES at Amli River North | 71 W. Hubbard Street | 12th Floor Club | Chicago 60654, By invitation only, Sponsor -  The Sampaguita Group | Website: sampaguitagroup.org

Oct 14, Saturday at 12 – 4pm – FAHM EXHIBITS IN SKOKIE, Sponsor – FANHS-Midwest & NaFFAA, Contact: Jelly Carandang,   847-679-7058 or msjellybeans@aol.com

Oct 15, Saturday at 1 – 4pmVARIETY TALENT SHOW, Sponsor is FANHS-Midwest & NaFFAA,Contact  Jelly Carandang 847-679-7058 or msjellybeans@aol.com

Oct. 15, Sunday,  11 am - 4 pm  FAHM LUNCHEON HONORING THE MOST OUTSTANDING FIL-AM SENIORS* at Four Points by Sheraton Chicago O'Hare Airport 10249 West Irving Park Road  Schiller Park, IL  Sponsor – PACF, Contact Adeline Fajardo at adeline.pacf96@gmail.com  or Evelyn Natividad,Ph.D. 773-426-5459 ivynatividad9@gmail.com

For more information, call Liezel F. AlcantaraCultural Officer at (312)583-0621 ext. 22 or email the Consulate at chicagopcg@att.net or Ruben Salazar at (630) 969-2971 or email Tito.Rubens@gmail.com.

The Philippine Independence Week Commitee (PIWC) remains united thanks to 2017 Chair Lourdes Livas and Board of Trustee (BOT) Chair Dely Villalon (2nd row, 2nd from R) who calmed down members ready to elect a 2019 Chair on Sept. 24 but were overruled by BOT members. The election was postponed to Nov. 5. Pictured are some of the many who came to St. James Lutheran Church-ready to choose between Jane M. Cannon and Edwin Pineda (Last row, 6th & 7th from L). (PINOY Photo)

Beware of flood damaged cars caused by Hurricane Harvey

Sec. of State Jesse White is warning consumers looking to purchase used vehicles to beware of flood damaged cars resulting from flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. In an effort to protect Illinois consumers, White has instructed his office to closely monitor title applications involving potential flood vehicles from the hurricane.

The office will screen title applications from areas impacted by the flooding to determine if vehicles are registered in a flood county. White is requiring the applicants for those titles to submit a Hurricane Disclosure Statement to obtain a clean Illinois title. The statement must be signed by the registered owner of the vehicle and the insurance agent must verify that no flood claim was filed for the vehicle at the time of the hurricane. Any applicant unable or unwilling to supply the signed form will receive an Illinois Flood title only.

Visit www.cyberdriveillinois.com to go to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s database of known hurricane damaged vehicles that consumers may check themselves.

White urged consumers to actively research as much as possible about a vehicle before making a purchase. Consumers may want to consult companies that provide additional information about the history of vehicles. In addition, it is always a good idea to have a mechanic inspect a vehicle before making a purchase. Carfax is providing a link to check for flood vehicles. Visit the free link www.carfax.com/flood.


Tawag ng Tawanan Concert Cancellation Statement

This is to formally inform the public that the Tawag Ng Tawanan shows scheduled on Sept. 16 (Chicago) and Sept 17 (New York) were cancelled on short notice for the primary reason that its tour promoter, "JRC Models and Management Services," was unable to timely obtain the necessary work visas for its foreign performers/artists.

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