FILAM

3rd Global Summit of Filipinos in Diaspora


January 1, 2015
February 25-27, 2015
Manila Hotel, Manila
Register now! Confirm registration before January 15 via d2d@cfo.gov.ph. Instructions will be sent to Summit participants who have pre-registered online at www.cfo.gove.ph. Cost of participation is free to Summit delegates. Only a maximum of 250 delegates has been reserved. Continue reading

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P-NOY TO CONFER PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS TO 33 OUTSTANDING OVERSEAS FILIPINOS AND ORGANIZATIONS


December 1, 2014
His Excellency President Benigno S. Aquino III will honor 33 distinguished and outstanding overseas Filipinos and foreign-based organizations from 13 countries during the Awarding Ceremonies for the 2014 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas on December 5, 2014 at the Malacañan Palace. In conferring the Awards, the President will be assisted by Secretary Imelda M. Nicolas, the Chairperson of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas.
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Congresswoman Duckworth Announces HUD Grants for Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg and Mount Prospect


November, 2014
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg and Mount Prospect in the amounts of $251,367.00, $307,536.00 and $271,504.00 respectively. Continue reading

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HOUSTON ROYAL OAKS LIONS CLUB HONORS SKOKIE COMMUNITY LEADER


October 16, 2014
SKOKIE, IL: Skokie Plan Commissioner and active Filipino American community leader, Angeles “Jelly” Carandang accepted the “Mission HOPE Award” from the Houston Royal Oaks Lions Club (HROLC) during its 6th Gala and Masquerade Ball last October 4, 2014 in Houston, TX. The award is given to those who helped others excel through service. Continue reading

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Free Scholarship and College Planning Workshop


October 1, 2014
Join APIASF and the University of Illinois at Chicago for a FREE event that provides scholarship and college planning, leadership training, financial literacy, and professional development information for high school and college students and parents. Continue reading

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Filipino Cinema: New Directions/New Auteurs


September 16, 2014
The contemporary cinema of the Philippines is a hidden treasure, a popular cinema that excels in passionate stories and rousing entertainment featuring an array of established and emerging stars. From September 6 through 27, the Gene Siskel Film Center presents Filipino Cinema: New Directions/New Auteurs, a sampler of five new works—all Chicago premieres—by directors making waves at festivals from Cannes to Toronto and beyond.
In the 1970s, the late Lino Brocka (MANILA IN THE CLAWS OF LIGHT, INSIANG), internationally renowned auteur, created a model for a socially aware cinema in the Philippines that was simultaneously box-office dynamite. Brocka cannily employed the conventions of the melodrama, the soap opera, and the action film, and cast top stars alongside non-professional actors in stories that most often targeted social injustice and political corruption.
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Governor Quinn Signs Law Removing Barriers for Immigrant Architects and Engineers


September 1, 2014
CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation making it easier for foreign-born design professionals to apply for professional licenses. This legislation is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to make Illinois the most welcoming state in the nation, and ensure all people have the opportunity to follow their dreams and reach their full potential.
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Study Shows the Madness of States Refusing to Expand Medicaid


August 16, 2014
This week, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Urban Institute released a study showing that the 24 states that have refused to expand their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act will miss out on $423 billion in federal health care dollars through 2022. Continue reading

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Spain’s famed culinary event to conquer Manila’s food scene


August 1, 2014
The Philippines is set to host the very first Madrid Fusión-Manila in April 2015 after the Department of Tourism (DOT) and Spanish organizers Foro de Debate, S.L. and Arum Estrategias Internacionalización (Arum) inked a pertnershop agreement last 23 July 2014 (Wednesday). Continue reading

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P-NOY, BINAY HAIL BNAA MEET


July 16, 2014
CHICAGO (JGL) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino, III, has hailed the Bikol National Associations of America (BNAA) when it holds its three-day 34th national convention hosted by the Chicago, Illinois-area based Bikol U.S.A. of the Midwest (BUSAM) headed by Ms. Evelyn R. Tolledo from July 25-27, 2014 at the Hilton Rosemont/O’Hare Hotel at 5550 N. River Road, Rosemont, Illinois, saying such “gatherings of overseas Filipino associations are an opportunity to look back on our collective achievements, and find in them sources of inspiration and strength to face future challenges with vitality and renewed confidence.” Continue reading

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