Your Friday Afternoon Briefing

Magandang Hapon,

It’s seasonably cold today, sunny and breezy currently. 32° but feels like 23°. Sunset at 4:47pm. Tonight will be clear but temperatures drop a bit more. Dress in layers.

Before we continue, we’d like to take this moment to thank everyone who have been sending good vibes about this new blog.

Maraming Salamat.


Photo from the Miss Universe Organization

Catriona Gray Miss Universe 2018 from the Philippines, above has moved here in the Big Apple and began her NYC Media Tour this past Monday January 7, it seems she’s been doing great and having fun despite her hectic schedule. You can follow her journey as Miss Universe on leading social media platforms, just search for @MissUniverse.

Welcome to New York Queen Catriona and Mabuhay!


5th Filipino American Community General Assembly will be on February 9, 2019 at the Philippine Center in New York, it has been announced by the Philippine Consulate General, New York see flyer below for more details.


On a somber note, we are sad to learn about the recent passing of two active members in our community, Emerito ‘Merit’ Salud, lawyer and community advocate and Nicanor ‘Nick’ Libramonte, director at the San Lorenzo Ruiz Association of America. They have been acknowledged for their contributions within as well as outside the Filipino community.

Kindly see respective flyers below for details.

We offer our prayers for the repose of their souls and prayers for their loved ones during this time of mourning.


On a lighter note, catch Martina San Diego tonight in the East Village at Ugly Kitchen on 103 1st Avenue. Unwind and relax, order your favorite drink and filipino food by Chef Aris Tuazon, start the weekend right.

Martina San Diego photo by Tess Ayano


That’s it for now folks. Enjoy the weekend, have fun, be safe and stay warm.


Berto – ang kutsero ng New York.

Categories: Afternoon Briefing

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