3_1_2010 Houston Fil-Am Community Events Update

 HOUSTON FIL-AM COMMUNITY EVENTS

 A FACOST sponsored public service feature. 

Submit details of your events to: fguinhawa@yahoo.com 

Updates to calendar will be done every Monday 

 

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FILTEX ENTERTAINMENT

in cooperation with

HOUSTON FIL-AM LIONS CLUB

PRESENTS

FIL AM SUPERSTAR – an Amateur Singing Contest

AUDITION STARTS JANUARY, 2010

CASH PRIZES AND A CHANCE TO BE A FRONT ACT SINGER

IN ONE OF THE CONCERTS PRODUCED BY FILTEX ENTERTAINMENT

CRITERIA

IF YOU ARE:

9-15 YEARS OLD (Catergory I)

or

16-25 YEARS OLD (Category II)

Not a first prize in any singing competition; have not recorded songs professionally and have not solds records commercially

Texas resident (at least 6 months), Filipino or Fil-Am citizen

with parental consent for minors

Admission Requirements: Birth Certificate, Proof of Texas Residency

For Information call:

Chris Datu – 832-668-6242 or 71-777-0090 or Jun Lacap – 932-818-0635

Net Profit goes to Houston Lion Fil-Am Lions Club community Projects

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MARCH 6, 2010

TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF MAPUA ALUMNI

INDUCTION BALL

OMNI HOTEL AT I-10 & ELDRIDGE

 Call: Stella Ortiz-Pangilinan; 281-660-7405; Jimmy/Gloria Canlas  – 832-398-2003 

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Ilocano Club of Metro Houston

Induction of Officers

St. Thomas Aquinas Church

12627 West Bellfort at Dairy Ashford

For tickets call: George Fortin – 832-212-8111; Roland Rasos – 713-562-0502; Willie Castillo – 832-978-1310

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 SATURDAY, March 13, 2010

Project Cure

You are cordially invited to join Project C.U.R.E. Pack Out, every 2nd Saturday of the month for the calendar year 2009 from

10:00am to 2:00pm

10250 Westheimer, Houston, Texas 77042

 A Pack-Out for Project CURE is to sort and identify medical supplies and equipment that come to the warehouse. The target audience is anyone who believes in making a difference locally and globally. We are a ministry of excess medical equipment, supplies and services to 120 countries around the world. Our mission: to identify, solicit, collect, sort and deliver medical supplies and services according to the imperative needs of the world.

As a Sorting Team Leader (or STL), we orient potential volunteers and train them as they go through the donated medical supplies and equipment. Professional nurses are welcome to spend four hours with us and may obtain continuing education hours for their service.

The time frame 10 to 2pm means anyone in the community can volunteer 4 hours, or 2 hours (i.e. 10-Noon) or whatever time they can give for that day. Volunteers can bring their lunch if they desire and some just work through the four hours with a break according to their physical well being.

Do check our website:  www.projectcure.org

Nellie Delicana, 832-782-2859; 

Ingrid Fowler, 281-292-9769

Lourdes Hechanova, 713-299-5203

Marie Mercado, 713-732-0738

Erlinda Demeterio, 713-426-5150

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

8:30 pm

Manny Pacquiao’s Official After Fight Party

with participation of

Lito Camo, Ashley Cortes and the Kalsada Band

Ticket prices: $30 / $45 / $60 / $75 and Limited VIP Seats

WILL ROGERS Memorial Center Auditorium,

One Amon Center, 3401 W. Lancaster, Fort Worth Texas

For tickets call: Hermie Pacia: 832-878-5881; Dr. Pecana: 817-994-7095; Edith McCoy: 903-581-5122; Merna Parcon: 214-244-9114; Nap Ramirez: 817-229-9015; Nieva Cua: 972-814-7008

In Houston: Filtex 713-777-0090; Thess Mangahis: 832-746-1237

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Friday, March 19, 2010 at 8:00pm

AS1 The Repeat

UT Arlington-Texas Hall (Free Parking)

701 W. Nedderman Dr. Arlington, Tx 76019

Tickets: $35 -  $50  – $75 – $100 and Limited VIP $125

For Reservations and Sponsorships, call:

DALLAS: Susan:  214-718-2336; Carol Alonzo: 469-556-0590; Reece: 214-675-3905; Rico: 214-546-7223; Ruby: 972-948-6801; Tommy: 909-450-7444; Enrico: 214-674-9226

AUSTIN: Gigi: 512-294-7045; Jing: 512-736-4172

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

30th Induction Ball and Fundraiser

Texas Association of Philippine Physicians (TAPP)

Marriott Westchase, 2900 Briarpark and Westheimer

6:00 pm Registration

Donations: $65.00

Attire: Formal, Filipiniana

Music by Ehgay S0lis

For information on tickets and exhibitors booths, please call the following:

Dr. Ma. Carmen Sarino-Roy, Incoming President, 2010-2011, 713-26-4874

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Sunday, April 4, 2010 at 6pm

The Heartthrobs

Piolo Pascual / John Lloyd Cruz / Sam Milby / Bea Alonzo / Pokwang / Kim Chiu/ Gerald Anderson and Richard Poon

Will Rogers Memorial Center Auditorium,

One Amon Carter Square, 3401 W. Lancaster, Forth Worth, Texas, 76107

Tickets: $49 / $68 / $89 / $ 115 / VIP $150

For tickets call:

Nap Ramirez: 817-229-9015; Edith McCoy: 903-581-5122; Nieva Cua: 972-814-7008

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RESERVE THE DATES

Saturday & Sunday, April 17-18, 2010

PRESS RELEASE

MJBA-011-2010

CONSULAR OUTREACH – HOUSTON, TEXAS

17-18 April 2010

 Los Angeles, 11 February 2010 – A team from the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles will conduct a Consular Outreach Program in Houston, Texas on 17-18 April 2010:

 Location          :           West Oaks Plaza (across from West Oaks Mall)

2703 Highway 6 South, Suite 173, Houston, TX 77082

 Service Hours :           9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The consular outreach program is being undertaken in cooperation with the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Texas (PACC Texas) under the leadership of Ms. Ethel Mercado, State President, and Mr. Nelvin Adriatico, South Texas Region Chair.

 The following consular services will be rendered:

 Applications for Machine Readable Passport (Cost: $50), to be returned to the applicant by mail at an additional cost of $6.

  1. Applications for the retention and re-acquisition of Philippine citizenship pursuant to Republic Act 9225 or Dual Citizenship Law (Cost: $50).  Oath-taking will be scheduled on the same day for qualified applicants.

 Note:  This consular outreach program will not accept applications for authentication and notarization of documents since these services could be filed with the Consulate by mail.

 STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (by following the applicable scheduling steps below) AND WITH COMPLETED DOCUMENTS ONLY.  No walk-in applicants will be entertained.

 1.    Appointment Scheduling Steps for Machine Readable Passport (MRP) Applicants

  1.  
    1. Visit the Philippine Consulate website (www.philippineconsulatela.org) and print the passport application form;
    2. Complete the passport application form; make a copy and write HOUSTON on the upper right hand corner; and,
    3. No later than 2 April 2010 or until slots are available, send the copy of the completed passport application form and data page (bearing the name and photo) of the old passport to the Consulate either by fax (213) 639-0990 or by email attachment to consular.outreach.tx@gmail.comThumbprint and photo are not necessary; these will be done on site.  Incomplete forms will not be processed.

 2.    Appointment Scheduling Steps for Dual Citizenship Applicants

  1.  
    1. Visit the Philippine Consulate website (www.philippineconsulatela.org) and print the Dual Citizenship Application form;
    2. Complete the Dual Citizenship Application form; and,
    3. No later than 2 April 2010 or until slots are available, send an advance copy of the completed Dual Citizenship application form and supporting documents to the Consulate either by fax (213) 639-0990 or by email attachment to consular.outreach.tx@gmail.comThumbprint and photo are not necessary; these will be done on site.  Incomplete forms will not be processed.

 Note:   Oath-Taking will be scheduled on the same day for qualified applicants.

 Information FOR ALL APPLICANTS

 The Consulate regularly updates the appointment schedule posted on the website as they receive the completed applications.

 The final list of all applicants with pre-processed applications will be posted at the Consulate’s website (www.philippineconsulatela.org) by 5 April 2010Personal appearance is required for all applicants for data verification, finger-printing and signature capture.  Applications by mail are no longer accepted.

 All applicants are advised to transact their business directly with Consulate officials and not through travel agencies. 

 Private photographers, who are knowledgeable of the photo requirements for the machine readable passport, will be present at the venue during the Consular Outreach for those who will need photos for passport renewal.  To obtain details regarding the new passport photo requirements, applicants may visit the Consulate’s website (www.philippineconsulatela.org).

 Fees

 Fees must be paid in person at the scheduled appointment.  The Consulate will only accept payments in cash, postal money order or cashier’s check. Personal checks will not be accepted.

             Machine Readable Passport:          $50 processing fee + $6 for passports to be returned to the applicant by mail

             Dual Citizenship:                                 $50 processing fee

 Contact Information

 For information on consular matters, interested parties may call or email:

 Ms. Rowena Namay

Tel: 1-213-637-3005

E-mail: consular.outreach.tx@gmail.com

 For information on the Houston venue only, parties may call any of the following volunteers:

 Mr. Ray Velasquez, Consular Outreach Program Coordinator  Tel: 1-832-878-0883

  • Mr. Nelvin Joseph Adriatico, Chairman PACC South Texas Region , Tel: 1-281-993-8383
  • Ms. Tess Tuazon, Secretary PACC South Texas Region  Tel: 1-713-787-1938

 E-mail: outreachhouston@pacctexas.org

 General Summary of Machine Readable Passport Requirements & Processing Time

 For the information of the public, the Philippine Embassy and Consulates General in the U.S. started to accept and to process applications for Machine Readable Passports (MRP) on 2 June 2008. This is in compliance with the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for its member states, including the Philippines, to issue MRPs not later than 1 April 2010.

 Since applications are sent to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila via diplomatic pouch, it may take six (6) weeks for a passport to be released to the applicants, from the time the application is accepted.

 While some countries may still honor valid green Philippine passports beyond 1 April 2010 as bona fide travel documents until they expire, most countries will require travelers to be holders of either machine readable passports or e-passport for their sojourn by 2010

 In this regard, all Philippine passport holders are advised to renew their Philippine passport six (6) months prior to its expiration, in accordance with ICAO regulations, and to secure their plane tickets only after they have received their new passport.

 All Filipinos, including those with valid green passports, are therefore encouraged to apply for their machine readable passports as early as possible. ###end

Information Section
Philippine Consulate General
Trunkline: 213 639 0980
Directline: 213 637 3028
Website: www.philippineconsulatela.org

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SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2010

DANCE FOR LIFE & SUGAR

(SILIMAN UNIVERSITY GENERALALUMNI REGISTER)

IN SYNC WITH PROJECT CURE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR SHIPMENT OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT TO THE PHILIPPINES

7:00PM Dance to the Music of Ehgay Solis

at  First Filipino American United Methodist Church, 8603 S. Kirkwood, Houston 77099

$25.00 Prepaid / $30.00 at the Door (including food)

Tickets, call:

Shirley – 713-894-9235; Niesan – 832-573-8134; Gemma – 832-277-2748 and Farah – 832-202-9470

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RESERVE THE DATE

HOUSTON MILLENIUM LIONS CLUB 

AND

PARTNERING HOUSTON FIL-AM ORGANIZATIONS

FIRST FILIPINO AMERICAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

KIRKWOOD AND BEECHNUT/BISSONETT 

DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED

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RESERVE THE DATE

JUNE 2010

The Board of Trustees of the

ORDER of the KNIGHTS of RIZAL (KOR)

announces the search for nominees for

3rd Dr. Jose Rizal Excellence Awards 

for Filipinos in the Houston area.

Criteria:

Career Competence – 40%

Attitude – 20%

Community Involvement – 40%

Final Selection Subject to Board Deliberations

Interested Parties may contact any members of the Board of Trustees

Ben Ongoco, Commander and Chair; Atty. Lope Lindio, Deputy Commander; Atty. Mel Garraton, Chancellor; Romy Diaz, Pursuivant; Sil de la Rosa, Archivist; and Dr, Jun Paraguya, Ave Basa and Rolando Rasos

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