Morton Grove proclaims October as Philippine American History Month at its board meeting Sept. 26. Mayor Daniel diMaria (2nd Fr. L) handing the proclamation to FilAm Assn. Vice President Vangie Pintang. Flanking them are Village trustee Ed Ramos and Library trustee Erich Munson.(photo by Anong)


Circa Pintig Play: The Perfect American, Oct. 14

The Perfect American is a comedy about a strong willed Filipina entrepreneur named Beverly Marie Spencer who’s mission in life is to teach new immigrants how to become the “perfect” American. Along with the help of her teenage son, she seeks out to make this dream a reality during a live audition with a cable tv executive as part of the living room audience. Her TV Dreams are turned sideways by a meddling grocery store clerk from Kyrgyzstan and a mysterious person from her past. The play asks, “How much is a person willing to give up to reach the American Dream?”

The play will be on Saturday, October 14, 7:00pm at The Hana Center, 4300 North California Avenue, Chicago.

Playwright: Conrad A. Panganiban is a Filipino American Playwright living in the San Francisco Bay Area. His work has been performed by Bindlestiff Studio (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco Playhouse, A-Squared Theatre Workshop (Chicago, IL), CIRCA Pintig (Chicago, IL), in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland and in the Philippines with the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA). His play, WELGA, inspired by the work of Larry Itliong and the Delano Manongs of the 1965 Grape Strike, will have its World Premiere Production at Bindlestiff Studio in October 2017. He is a member of Theatre Bay Area and the Dramatists Guild of America. Conrad earned his MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Playwriting from San Francisco State University.

ISFFA Induction Dinner, Oct. 20

The International Society of Filipinos in Finance and Accounting (ISFFA) is inducting their 2017-2019 officers on Friday, October 20 at Victoria in the Park, Mount Prospect, IL at 7:30 PM.ISFFA welcomes other finance and accounting professionals from the Chicagoland to listen to speakers, for food, drinks, networking and dancing.

Registration is at 6:30 PM. Visit their website www.chicagoisffa.org. For more info, email Chicagoisffa.officer@gmail.com or call Andrew/Charlene at 312-240-9500.


Philippine Nurses Association 60th Diamond Jubilee, Oct. 14

The Philippine Nurses Association of Illinois (PNAI) invites everybody to their 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Dinner Dance on Saturday, October 14 at the Doubletree by Hilton Oak Brook, 1909 Spring Rd. Oak Brook, IL 60532.
Registration is at 10AM. Lunch is at 11 AM. Please RSVP by calling Gloria Simon 847-724-1385 or email galyaodi@yahoo.com, Marilou Dangalan at 773-673- 7178 or email lourdez.dangalan0@gmail.com. Adults $55; children 8 years and younger $20. Attire is Formal/Semi-Formal.


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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