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The Making of a Monument (One generation’s legacy to the next)


January 1, 2016
The Dr. Jose Rizal Monument was the brain child of the late Sir Roberto Roque and Lady Herminia Roque of the Order of the Knights of Rizal, Malaya Chapter. Conceived in 1994, the initial plan was to purchase a bronze statue at $65,000. A letter was sent to Quintin Pastrana, Deputy Director of the Philippine Centennial Commission for the acquisition of the statue in 1997. Continue reading

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Marcelo and Anicia Carlos, Platinum Care Group, Inc.


October 1, 2015
Marcelo and Anicia Carlos, founders/owners of Platinum Care Group Incorporated, a small business that sent caregivers to homes, hospitals, assisted living and other senior facilities are currently a vision of quiet success. This small care-giving business they ventured into in 2006 along with its sister company, Advocate Wellness LLC is now a multi-million dollar company with branches in Phoenix, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada. Continue reading

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Bridging through the Bayanihan Spirit NaFFAA R3 West Conference and the Philippine Center of Minnesota


September 1, 2015
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UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES MINDANAO OFFERS 4 FULL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COLLEGE FRESHMEN


August 1, 2015
Chicago, Illinois.  Freshmen students entering college for academic year 2015-2016 at the University of the Philippines Mindanao have an opportunity to apply for any of the 4 full scholarship grants being offered in BS Food Technology (2 slots) and School of Agribusiness Economics (2 slots). Continue reading

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Rizal Bust In Chicago Stolen


July 1, 2015
CHICAGO (JGL) – On the 154th birth anniversary of Philippine National Hero Jose Rizal on Friday, June 19, members of the Filipino community will be missing him in front of the eponymous Rizal Center in the north side of Chicago, Illinois. Continue reading

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HERITAGE – ELEGANCE – SCHOLARSHIP


May 16, 2015
You have to give it these four talented and no nonsense ladies. The recently concluded Sampaguita Ball has certainly started a fresh approach to hosting a beauty pageant and ball! Unlike most, if not all, locally sponsored beauty pageants in the Filipino American community of Chicago, the second Sampaguita Ball injected its prime movers’ vision of a genuine beauty pageant that’s anchored on beauty and brains, purpose, cultural heritage and educational values, a far cry from money-centered pageants the community has witnessed all these years.
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LIGHT + LOVE + HOPE + MedicalMissions


April 1, 2015
Chicago, Il. – The Philippine American Cultural Foundation’s 2015 humanitarian missions in the Philippines brought some love and hope to the people of Occidental Mindoro during the month of February. This year, PACF partnered with the Samasama Project and the League Of Volunteer for Relief Expeditions (LOVE) project of the Illinois Philippine Recovery Operations (IL-PRO) in support of their medical and dental missions headed by Project Directors Doctor Ariel Tolentino, Baron and Louella Cabalona. Continue reading

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A mission of love and compassion


March 16, 2015
Medical missions to the Philippines by expatriates and physicians from other countries like the United States have been going on for more than half a century. Continue reading

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With the Budget, the President Calls the Shots


March 1, 2015
It may not be obvious from the news coverage, but a good bit of Congress’s 2015 agenda just landed on Capitol Hill with a thud. I mean this literally. The federal budget that President Obama recently submitted runs to 2,000 pages. Continue reading

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Governor Rauner signs first Executive Order addressing state’s fiscal crisis


January 16, 2015
SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner today signed Executive Order 15-08 addressing the State of Illinois’ fiscal crisis ordering a freeze of all state discretionary spending, halting the awarding of contracts and grants, and instructing the sale of surplus state property. Continue reading

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