74th Maywood Bataan Day, Sept. 11

The Consulate General of the Philippines invites the community to attend the 74th Annual Memorial Service of the Maywood Bataan Day at the Veterans Memorial, Maywood Park, located at First Avenue and Oak Street, Maywood, IL, on Sun., Sept. 11, at 3:00 p.m.
Featured in this affair were those who fought for freedom and liberty in the Philippine Campaign of World War II. The event aims to pay tribute to thousands of Filipino and American soldiers who displayed extraordinary gallantry and courage beyond the call of duty in defending Bataan and Corregidor in 1942. This day also honors the achievements of Filipino and American veterans and recognizes the sacrifices they have made and the heroism they have displayed.
The Consulate General of the Philippines strongly supports the Maywood Bataan Day Organization (MBDO) in its aim of preserving the memory of the defense of Bataan and perpetuating the observance of Maywood’s Bataan Day. MBDO’s mission also includes supporting veterans of all wars and providing educational resources through its archives and website (
Preceding the service will be the playing of patriotic music, beginning at 2:30 pm, as well as color guards from various Veteran Groups and guest speakers. The Filipino community’s attendance will surely be appreciated by Maywood residents and Veterans organizations.
For more information, contact the Consulate General’s Cultural Officer, Anna Liza F. Alcantara, at telephone no. (312) 583-0621.

Laguna Association Golf tournament, Sept. 18

The Laguna Association of the Midwest, Inc. will hold a Golf Tournament on Sunday, Sept. 18 at the Glendale Heights Golf Club, 1550 President St., Glendale Heights, IL 60139. Tee time begins at 9:30 am.
The tournament is based on Peoria Handicap system. Prize money will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place as well as low gross champion. Side games include Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin Holes. Donation is $80 which includes golf, lunch and merienda. For more information contact Gene Brizuela at 773-895-4399 or Andy Castro at 847-630-5946.

Friends of Dr. Calimag Golf Fundraising, Sept. 24

The Friends of Dr. Calimag Golf Fundraising Event to benefit the Philippine Medical Mission and other civic activities will be held on Sat., Sept. 24 at 10:00 am. at the Glendale Lakes Golf Club, 1550 President St. Glendale Heights, IL 60139.
Donation is $80 per player which inclues lunch at the Turn and Hors d’oeuvres at the Award Banquet. Please make check payable to Friends of Dr. Calimag. Sponsor a Hold for $100. For more information call Dr. David Calimag at 847-334-3372 or Mark Albers at 847-610-0979.

Gawad Kalinga Walk, Sept. 24

Gawad Kalinga (GK) will hold a "Walk to Build" on Sat, Sept. 24 at Harms Woods, 5600 Orchard Rd., Skokie, IL 60077 starting at 9:00 am for the benefit of Gawad Kalinga. Walk to build is a project of Care Plus Nursing and Rehabilitation, and Care Plus Outpatient Therapy. Registration for individuals is $25. For a group or family of 5 and up, it will be $20 per person. To register or for more information call Leslie Tiquia at 224-848-9837.


Filipina child in need of bone marrow transplant

Sophia is a child who needs a marrow transplant. Because she is of mixed ancestry (1/2 Filipino and 1/2 Caucasian) it has been difficult for her to find a match. But you might be able to help. Click on the following link to join the Be The Match Registry:

For thousands of patients with leukemia or other blood diseases like aplastic anemia and sickle cell, a marrow transplant is their only hope. 14,000 patients per year need a transplant from someone outside their family. Help us save more lives.

You can help by joining the Be The Match marrow registry. To join: 1) Be 18-44 years old; 2) Be in good health; 3) Most important, make a commitment to help any patient who you might be a match to Sophia. Registration will be done online and then a swab kit will be sent in the mail. For more information about marrow donation call Melissa Williams (847) 260-2713 or






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