For Immediate Release
CONTACT: RAHWAY COUNCILMAN BOB BRESENHAN, JR.
November 15, 2013
NJ Responds to Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda
In response to the recent
tragic events in the Philippines, Rahway Councilman Robert Bresenhan, Jr.
has announced Rahway Responds, an all- volunteer, in-kind coordinated
humanitarian relief effort. Councilman Bresenhan is partnering with the Rahway
Fire Department, Rahway Fire Chief William R. Young and other area organizations
to collect much needed canned goods and vital supplies for residents of the
Philippines' disaster areas resulting from Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.
Union and Middlesex
county residents are invited to bring donated items that will be delivered
to the disaster zones of the Philippines. The overall effort is being
orchestrated by Rev. Roy B. Regaspi of St. Vincent de Paul Church, Bayonne;
Rev. John Corbett, director Stella Maris Church and the Apostleship of the
Sea, Port Newark; Jersey City Council President Rolando Lavarro; Osaka Shipping
providing the cargo container and transportation and Eastern Warehousing
as well as volunteer members of the International Longshoremen's Association
providing the labor to load and stow the container. The items collected will
be transported via an ocean cargo container and delivered to the Catholic
Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) at Manila on or about January
The Rahway Fire Department
Headquarters at 1300 Main Street (across from Rahway City Hall) will be accepting
specific items for donation Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to 5:00pm
and Saturdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm. The collection will commence on Friday,
November 15, 2013 with the last day of collection Friday, November 29, 2013.
The items being collected
include: canned Food (preferably ready to eat i.e. peanut butter, canned
meats, sardines, instant soups and noodles, shelf stable milk, rice, etc
plastic cutlery; paper plates; paper napkins; new apparel; mosquito repellent;
antifungal medication; flashlights; batteries; vitamins; nutritional supplements;
baby diapers, wipes, towels, food and formula; toiletries; wound dressing;
buckets; cleaning items; feminine hygiene products; transistor radios;
disinfectants; hand tools; soap; shampoo; toothpaste; tooth brushes; plastic
sheeting/tarps; detergents; general medical supplies, pain relievers and
various over the counter medications (at least one year from expiration);
garbage bags; water purifier tablets; water containers; tents and other temporary
shelters; freshly laundered and clean blankets; clean sheets and clean towels;
pillows; pots; pans; cooking utensils and power generators among other items.
As a reminder no aerosols, flammables or corrosives such as bleach will be
accepted. Please call or email Councilman Bresenhan at 848 467 4341 or
with any questions or ideas.
Participants Needed for Health Research Study
NEW YORK, NY - The NYC
Filipino Immigrant Health Project is recruiting study participants to learn
how to prevent diabetes in the Filipino community. If you are interested
in participating in a brief survey to help us learn more about how we can
prevent diabetes in our community, please contact us! To be eligible to
participate, you must:
Be 35-55 years old.
Have a sister living
in the Philippines
Have immigrated to the
U.S. 1998 or later.
Not have diabetes
Here is an abstract
of what the study is about:
Filipinos living in the
US face an unusually high burden of chronic illness such as stroke and heart
disease. Studies show that diabetes risk among Filipinos is up to 4 times
higher than it is among white adults in the US. Partnering with researchers
at the University of the Philippines, we are creating a study that compares
the development of diabetes in US Filipina immigrants and their sisters living
in the Philippines. The broad goal of this study is to understand whether
transition into US society causes the increased diabetes risk seen in US
Filipinos. If so, we want to learn how and why that happens. There are two
specific aims: 1) To find out whether Filipina immigrants living in the US
develop diabetes faster than their sisters living in the Philippines. 2)
To understand the way lifestyle changes that come with moving to the US (like
changes in diet, physical activity, and work-related stress) play a role
in increasing diabetes risk. A better understanding of the key factors affecting
onset of diabetes in Filipino immigrants is important for creating effective
chronic disease prevention programs for Filipinos living in the US and other
migrant populations across the globe.
Badiola, Study Coordinator
SUNY Downstate School of Public Health
na Amerikanong Social Media Publishers Tinanggap ang Hamon ng Biyahe sa
LOS ANGELES, CA. Mayo
XX, 2012 Limang Amerikanong travel social media publishers ang naimbitahan
sa Taiwan, The Heart of Asia, ng Taiwan Tourism Bureau (TTB) ngayong Hunyo
2012 upang gumala ng malaya sa isla at ipamahagi ang kanilang araw-araw na
masayang pakikipag-sapalaran sa pamamagitan ng world wide web sa mga libo-libong
nilang fans mula sa ibat-ibang bahagi ng mundo, mga kaibigan at mga
kamag-anak. Mula sa ibat-ibang age groups at karanasan sa biyahe, ang
limang Amerikanong travel social media publishers na ito ay hinamon na gumawa
ng kani-kanilang travel itineraries ayon sa kultura, kulinarya at maluhong
pamumuhay sa Taiwan.
pakikipag-sapalaran ay magsisimula sa ika-27 ng Mayo kasama si Matt Gibson,
isang travel blogger, writer at photographer. Kasama din si Kristin Mock,
isang post-graduate na estudyante mula sa University of Arizona. Ang dalawa
ay handa nang lakbayin ang mga cycling routes, subukan ang mga kakaibang
gawain sa tabing-dagat at puntahan ang mga destinasyon na pang-kultura at
pang-kulinarya na kanilang pinili.
Sa Hunyo naman, si Lance
Crisler, isang assistant professor ng Chinese culture at cinema sa University
of California Los Angeles (UCLA) ay magtutungo sa mga makasaysayang museo
at templo sa loob ng anim na araw batay sa kaniyang itineraryo.
Ang dalawa pang naimbitahan
na social media publishers na magtutungo sa Taiwan ay sina Helen Hernandez
at Bennet Root, mga executives ng North American Travel Journalists Association
(NATJA). Sila ay pupunta sa Taiwan na naka-backpack at handang maranasan
ang mamuhay tulad ng mga lokal na tao. Sasakay sila sa mga high-speed trains
at local shuttles upang makita ang ibat-ibang sulok ng Formosa Island.
Sa kanilang pag-balik sa America, balak nilang ipamalita ang kanilang biyahe
sa ibat-ibang lugar nang Taiwan sa annual conference ng NATJA sa darating
na Oktubre 2012.
We are living in
the fast-moving digital era with growing numbers of independent travelers
wanting to search for their own unique travel destinations, sabi ni
Trust Lin, Director ng Taiwan Tourism Bureau sa Los Angeles office. Taiwan
warmly welcomes this growing group of online travelers from different age
groups and travel backgrounds because their free spirits mirrors our
islands independent philosophy for the past 100 years and counting.
Para sa karagdagang
impormasyon tungkol sa Taiwan, maaring mag-tungo sa
A New Capital
of Call Centers
by Vikas Bajaj
The New York Times
calling the customer service lines of their airlines, phone companies and
banks are now more likely to speak to Mark in Manila than Bharat in Bangalore.
Over the last several
years, a quiet revolution has been reshaping the call center business: the
rise of the Philippines, a former United States colony that has a large
population of young people who speak lightly accented English and, unlike
many Indians, are steeped in American culture.
People Support workers in
Makati City, near Manila. About 400,000
Filipinos work in call centers, roughly 50,000 more than in India.
about 400,000 than Indians now spend their nights talking to mostly
American consumers, industry officials said, as companies like AT&T,
JPMorgan Chase and Expedia have hired call centers here, or built their own.
The jobs have come from the United States, Europe and, to some extent, India
as outsourcers followed their clients to the Philippines.
India, where offshore
call centers first took off in a big way, fields as many as 350,000 call
center agents, according to some industry estimates. The Philippines, which
has a population one-tenth as big as Indias, overtook India this year,
according to Jojo Uligan, executive director of the Contact Center Association
of the Philippines.
The growing preference
for the Philippines reflects in part the maturation of the outsourcing business
and in part a preference for American English. In the early days, the industry
focused simply on finding and setting up shop in countries with large
English-speaking populations and low labor costs, which mostly led them to
India. But executives say they are now increasingly identifying places best
suited for specific tasks. India remains the biggest destination by far for
software outsourcing, for instance.
Executives say the growth
was not motivated by wage considerations. Filipino call center agents typically
earn more than their Indian counterparts ($300 a month, rather than $250,
at the entry level), but executives say they are worth the extra cost because
American customers find them easier to understand than they do Indian agents,
who speak British-style English and use unfamiliar idioms. Indians, for example,
might say, I will revert on the same, rather than, I will
follow up on that.
Filipinos like these at
People Support are more
familiar with American culture than Indians are.
It helps that Filipinos
learn American English in the first grade, eat hamburgers, follow the N.B.A.
and watch the TV show Friends long before they enter a call center.
In India, by contrast, public schools introduce British English in the third
grade, only the urban elite eat American fast food, cricket is the national
pastime and Friends is a teaching aid for Indian call center
trainers. English is an official language in both countries.
The Philippines has a
unique combination of Eastern, attentive hospitality and attitude of care
and compassion mixed with what I call Americanization, said Aparup
Sengupta, chief executive of Aegis Global, an outsourcing firm based in Mumbai,
India, that acquired Manila-based People Support in 2008 and now employs
nearly 13,000 Filipinos. American companies are reluctant to discuss their
outsourcing strategies, but privately some executives acknowledged that early
on, they focused primarily on saving money. But as they gained experience
in different countries, they realized that was not the best strategy.
people use and idioms are important, said an executive at a large American
company that handles service calls through the Philippines. He spoke on the
condition that he and his firm not be identified. We are getting better
at it, but of course it is still a hot button.
Analysts said call centers
in the Philippines appeared to have helped American businesses respond to
complaints from consumers who said they could not understand Indian agents.
But it is unlikely to satisfy critics who say outsourcing is sending too
many jobs abroad as millions of Americans struggle to find work.
This year, for instance,
US Airways stopped outsourcing customer service to Manila and hired 400 agents
in Arizona, California and North Carolina as part of an agreement with the
Communications Workers of America union.
Some American companies
like Delta Airlines have said they moved call centers back to the United
States to appease angry customers who wanted better English. Entry-level
American call center agents earn about $20,000 a year, about five times as
much as similar agents in the Philippines and six times as much as Indian
Nevertheless, the financial
benefits of outsourcing remain strong enough that the call center business
is growing at 25 to 30 percent a year here in the Philippines, compared to
10 to 15 percent in India, according to Salil Dani, research director at
the Everest Group, a firm that tracks the market.
or back-end companies like I.B.M., Accenture and Convergys along with Indian
firms like Aegis, Infosys and Tech Mahindra have thousands of employees working
from gleaming glass towers and even inside malls, which executives say young
workers prefer so they can be close to shops and restaurants.
In addition to language
skills, the Philippines has better utility infrastructure than India
so companies spend little on generators and diesel fuel. Also, cities here
are safer and have better public transportation, so employers do not have
to bus employees to and from work as they do in India.
Many of the workers are
like Mark, 26, who answers tech support calls from employees of an American
chemical company. He studied engineering but dropped out of college to support
his parents and two younger siblings. He now makes 26,000 pesos ($600) a
month, about the same as his father, who has a small school-bus business.
(The average Filipino family earns 17,000 pesos a month.)
He spoke on the condition
that his full name and the name of his employer were not revealed because
he was not authorized to talk to reporters. His office is in a new development
known as Eastwood City, east of Manila that, locals said, used to be fields
a few years ago. Now, it is home to companies like I.B.M. and Dell, and has
McDonalds, Starbucks and bars where happy hour starts at 6 a.m. for
call center workers who want a beer after their shift.
A light moment inside the
People Support office. AT&T, JP
Morgan Chase and Expedia use Philippine call centers.
Mark is trim and has
sharp features. He wears stylish canvas shoes and a striped shirt. His accent
is more middle America than eastern Manila. He said his parents made him
watch American movies and TV shows, read English books and speak the language
starting at age 5. Still, he said he was fired from his first call center
job after just two weeks because customers said they could not understand
would insist on being transferred to an American agent, he said.
After a year, I was able to speak in an accent that they would like
But now he is tiring
of answering phones and is thinking about trying his hand at acting because
he has a little money in the bank and his siblings have college degrees and
The call center boom
has also benefitted his country, previously a laggard among Southeast
Asias tiger economies its most popular exports were nurses.
Last year, revenue from outsourcing, which also includes things like health
insurance processing, animation development and software programming, totaled
$9 billion, or 4.5 percent of the Philippine gross domestic product, up from
virtually nothing in 2000. The government has tried to support the industry
with tax breaks and subsidies.
In spite of its recent
growth, the Philippines is a much smaller destination for outsourcing more
broadly India earns about 10 times as much revenue from outsourcing.
That is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future given Indias 1.2
billion people, 31 percent of whom are 14 years old or younger. (The Philippines
has 93 million people, about 35 percent of them 14 or younger.)
Executives expect the
Philippines to continue growing at a fast pace and move up to higher-value
services like accounting or the processing of insurance claims. But, like
India, companies are grappling with higher costs and losing their best workers
because of high domestic inflation and a shortage of skilled professionals.
In the last two years, the Philippine peso climbed nearly 10 percent against
the dollar, to 42.14, before weakening recently.
If the peso appreciates
to 35 to the dollar, many of the call centers in the Philippines will not
survive, said Narasimha Murthy, president of HGS USA, the American arm of
an Indian outsourcing company that employs 4,000 people here. But things
look upbeat for now, and Mr. Murthy was recently in Manila with a prospective
Five years ago, he said,
many clients would ask him if customer calls could be handled in the Philippines.
From that, he said, it has gone to How well will
you do it?
Neha Thirani contributed
reporting from Mumbai, India.
WORLD CARAVAN GLOBAL
PINOY SINGING IDOL NEW YORK
Text and Photos by Richard
YORK For 10 singers, Saturday, July 30, 2011 was the time for truth.
Having passed the preliminaries, director Ruel Ahwel Paz a
DZMM/ABS-CBN entertainment personality, reminded the finalists that everyone
was already a winner. Although Permanent Representative of the
Philippines to the United Nations, Libran N. Cabactulan, could not make it
to the finals personally, he reminds us [Filipinos] that the distinguishing
mark of the global Filipino artist that enables him or her to stand
should-to-shoulder with the worlds best is vocal
innate musicality and artistry
and he underscores
and appreciates the discipline and hard work needed for these talents
to flourish. He closes by reminding the finalists that everyone
involved in this event sees more success and greater achievements in the
The 10 finalists
of the World Caravan Global Pinoy Singing Idol: Cynthia Reyes, Eric Garzon,
Bryan de Leon, Criselda Bernardo, Darryl Margallo, Christina Cancio, Michelle
Semana, Edmerald Gan, Chel Castillo, and MJ Cruzada.
performers: Rachel Alejandro and Gabby Concepcion were present to support
the finalists and wow the crowd with OPM (Original Pilipino Music) and
international chart busters. Judge Rhona Amorado opened the contest with
song and co-host JR Lavarro performed as well.
Global Pinoy Singing Idol Judge Rhona Amorado was joined by Miguel Braganza
II, and DZMM station manager, Marah Faner Capuyan.
The two Grand
Champions announced by Ahwel and JR were: Michelle Semana
(May Isang Saglit) and Criselda Bernardo (Ang Pangarap
Kong Umawit). Bryan de Leon was named the New York Pinoy Singing Idol. The
Grand Champions won $1000 dollars each (courtesy of DZMM Radio and Queens
Asian Fest) and a roundtrip flight to Manila (courtesy of Dr. Erie) for an
opportunity to represent the United States on January 13-14, 2012. Michelle
and Criselda will join other champions from other countries in a resort and
will be provided with a workshop (courtesy of DZMM). The New York Singing
Idol won $500 (courtesy of Ban Atienza).
Before the 2012
international face-off in Manila, The World Caravan 2011 Global Pinoy Singing
Idol will make its next stops in Ireland and then Toronto, Canada.
The World Caravan
2011 Global Pinoy Singing Idol New York is presented by Easy Choice Health
Plan of New York, Produced by DZMM TeleRadyo and Queens Asian Fest (Rolan
and Myrna Gutierrez), and sponsored by: DirecTV (Bong Santos), Sheraton LaGuardia
East Hotel, Payag Restaurant, Saladmaster Supreme Health Systems (Sam &
Carol Sibbaluca), Krystals Café 81, Erika Productions, and powered
Richard M. Reyes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Alisse Kingsley
(323) 467-8508; e:
Veteran Broadway and
Tony Award-winning actress Lea Salonga releases live CD, The Journey
at New Yorks Café Carlyle, The Journey So Far features
favorite tracks from throughout Leas career; a mix of Broadway, jazz,
pop and cabaret standards.
Los Angeles, California. The Journey So Far,
the new live CD from veteran Broadway and Tony Award-winning actress Lea
Salonga, is set for release by LML Music/Allegro Distribution August 9th,
2011. Salonga, the Filipina singer and actress who is best known for originating
the lead role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon (and for which she
won the Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk Outer Critics and Theatre World Awards),
will accompany the release of the CD with a worldwide tour throughout 2011
We wanted to make this recording something very personal, touching
on my life as well as my career. There are songs from my homeland, musical
theater, film, and the jazz and pop worlds
this is more than just a
recording; its a memento, a lasting souvenir of this very special time
in my life.
the Café Carlyle with musical director Larry Yurman on piano, Jack
Cavari on guitar, John Miller on bass, and Dave Ratajczak on drums,
The Journey So Far features such timeless classics as
My Romance, Lets Fall In Love, Someone
To Watch Over Me, Salamat Salamat Musika, I Have
Dreamed, Somethings Coming and Therell
Be Time. The Journey So Far was produced by
Nashville-based industry veteran Chris Keaton.
"Lea is the
consummate entertainer and, in my opinion, one of the premier vocalists on
the planet, said Keaton. Working on this project is a dream
come true for me, especially being a Nashville based industry
professional....Broadway/Nashville, who knew? I really do believe this recording
will open new doors and introduce Lea to a 'whole new world' of fans."
Journey So Far is Salongas 26th CD release (she began her
career at the age of 10 with her first album, Small
Voice). Amongst many other theatrical productions (including the
critically-acclaimed revival of Rodgers and Hammersteins Flower
Drum Song), Salonga was the first Asian actress to play the roles of
Eponine and Fantine in the musical Les Miserables on Broadway, and
also provided the singing voices of two Disney princesses
Jasmine in the film Aladdin and Fa Mulan in the films Mulan and
Mulan II. In addition to her roles on the Great White Way, Salonga
has starred in many theatrical productions in the Philippines and the Pacific
Rim countries and continues to tour worldwide. She has performed with the
likes of Harry Connick Jr., Michele Lee, John Lithgow, Jeff Daniels, and
Russell Watson, and is active in such Broadway organizations as the Broadway
Artists Alliance, Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS and The Actors
Fund. Salonga received a Presidential Award of Merit from Philippine
President Corazon Aquino.
information on Lea Salonga, please visit
media requests please contact Alisse Kingsley at Muse Media, (323) 467-8508;
Now Open in Chelmsford, Massachusetts
We would like to announce
the opening of our little shop Kéyks (derived from the
Filipino word for cake). True to its name, we will
be serving your favorite desserts. Our Kéyks shop will cater to a
vast range of indulgences from competition worthy custom cakes to classic
Filipino mirienda that we all enjoy.
Do you have a dream wedding
cake in mind? Let us know how youd like this baked goodness to impress
your guests. What about a cake in the shape and image of your favorite car,
bag or shoes? Tell us why it makes you smile and well make sure it
tastes as good as it looks. Or do you miss the old-fashioned ensaymada and
Sans Rival that we all crave? Come on over. We have those. Are you unable
to come to Kéyks? We deliver.
333 Acton Road
Chelmsford , MA 01824
Tel: (617) 855-KEYK (5395)
Hours: Tues-Sun 11:00am - 6:00pm (also available by appointment)
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Come Visit us. Let us
know your indulgences. Well find ways to make them sweeter.
Jep, Wena and Enzo Santos
American Senior Citizens Association Queens NYC celebrate 3rd Year Anniversary
to Raise Funds for their Benevolence Ministry
February 17, 2011 was
an exciting day for the Filipino American Senior Citizens Association Queens
NYC, Inc (FASCAQ) officers and members. It is this time three years ago that
they have become an incorporated group. A year ago they have become Tax -
Exempt (501) (c) (3) Non Profit Public Charity Organization as well.
FASCAQ Board of
The fundraiser Gala started
with a 3 month long promotion to sell Souvenir Journal Ads which blossomed
to a 52 page full page Journal spearheaded by President of the Orgranization
Luis Oliveros Pedron. "It was a worthwhile endeavor gaining support from
our family and friends. We are also grateful to the VIP's and Elected Officials
that gave Greetings Letters including Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Consul General
Cecille Rebong, Philippine Ambassador to the UN Libran Cabactulan, NYC Council
Member Daniel Dromm and NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer."
Then for their FASCAQ
Gala, organization wanted to thank key people who have helped them out and
honor them as Community Awardees. The awardees were: Dr Engilberta R. Santos
(Medicine & Business), Dr Roandolph Rosarion (Medicine and Medical Rehab),
Rena Avendula (Business-Recruitment), Nene R Tolang (Creative Dance
Choreography), Rosa Bofill (Volunteer Leadership-Fundraising), Linda G. Hojilla
(Treasurer-Leadership), Noemi R Reodique (Secretary-Leadership), Alice Cornillez
Chan ( Cultural Dance Choreography ), Ann Decena-Satinoff (Techinical Consultant)
and Kalusugan Coalition, Inc (Health & Research Non-Profit). The Awards
Committee Chair was Noemi Barilea.
The awards gala held
last February 17, 2011 at the Payag Restaurant, Woodside Queens, NY was graced
by more than a hundred Community Leaders, Senior Citizens, friends and relatives.
FASCAQ Community Leadership
One of the Main missions
of the Organization is "Benevolence and Sympathy" to visit the sick and to
extend some assistance to the bereaved family members of the departed member.
"We encourage other organizations to create a Benevolence fund, we need to
take care of our membership, not only during birthday, parties and events
but also when they are sick and need spiritual support. We also encourage
all Senior Citizens in the Queens area to join our group. Please check out
added Mr. Pedron.
Clamor Sings for the President
On Saturday, February
26, by special request of United States Ambassador to the Philippines, Mr.
Harry Thomas, multi-awarded Filipino-American trailblazer Charmaine Clamor
performed a private concert at Manila's Malacanang Palace for President Benigno
"Noynoy" Aquino and 20 invited guests.
Ms. Clamor shared several
of her celebrated "jazzipino" creations in her native language of Tagalog,
as well songs in English and Spanish. After a standing ovation from the elite
audience, she invited President Aquino, a karaoke enthusiast, to join her
for a duet.
Charmaine Clamor's "Something
Good" Tour Continues
For more about Charmaine
Clamor please visit
Voted 'Most Creative' at Asian Feastival 2010
by: Luis Pedron
The prestigious Asian
Feastival 2010 (a Food Festival, held at Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, Flushing
Queens, NY last September 6, 2010) that featured Cuisines from Asia including:
Burma, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Nepal and the Philippines.
The only Filipino Restaurant invited was Payag Restaurant (Cebuano Cuisine
- located in 51-34 Roosevelt Ave cor 52nd St Woodside, Queens, NY 11377
The booth of Payag Restaurant led by Chef Ganados and owner Rena Avendula
won the "Most Creative Award" voted by the audience and the award was given
by DW News, a Chinese newspaper based in NYC and Wendy Chan, producer of
Asian Feastival 2010.
The event was jammed
packed with Asian and American New Yorkers who were there to savor the different
Asian delicacies and cuisines.
Guest Speaker, Philippine
Born Chef Michael Ty, President of the American Culinary Federation, was
extatic about the event "I'm here enjoying the melting pot of Asia with all
different types of food from different parts of Asia, I believe it's the
first event I have ever been, that exposed all different Asian cuisines equally."
NYC Comptroller John
Liu, reminded everyone in the crowd that "Asian Cuisine is Number 1" to a
thunderous applause from the crowd.
Wendy Chan, Producer
of Asian Feastival 2010, said that " As an Asian American, as a Queens resident,
I am so proud that we are coming today to celebrate our culture through food.
Food has the ability to bring people together and find our strength to combine
our efforts so that we can become a stronger community."
Peter Koo, NYC Councilman
(Flushing Queens), "I would like to thank Wendy and Veronica Chan for doing
a wonderful job in organizing this event successfully bringing the East and
The Asian Feastival 2010
showcased a lot of the Asian restaurants located in Queens, and Payag Restaurant
which proudly represented the Philippines at this event did well with the
audience. Payag Restaurant won the "Most Creative" at this event. This will
certainly make the visitors curious what Payag is all about. The Asian Feastival
2010 definitely will make me visit all the different Asian restaurants in
my neighborhood and beyond.
SEEKING YOUR HELP FOR
ATTENTION TO ALL CONCERNED: The producers
from Chicago, New York and Maryland are in pursuit of an answer from a certain
MR. MUTCH CARIÑO of Creative Ideas
Productions from California and his partner MR.
ALFRED YUMUL of Las Vegas, to clarify if they intend to settle
and reimburse the deposits that they collected from the above mentioned
producers in lieu of their alleged shows of Pinay Hot
Babes for which in nearing the supposedly scheduled date of the
said show, Mr. Cariño was nowhere to be found and was always coming
up with a different alibi. It ended up with him suggesting that, because
the consent of Viva had not been secured, substitutions be made for some
of the girls in the original line-up and we agreed because we had already
sold tickets to people and paid the venues. We decided to continue with the
show in spite of the different line-up of artists, but when we tried to call
Mr. Cariño back with our decision, he seemingly just disappeared
into thin air. Note that he has been contacted by several calls but he never
returns the calls. We know that there are still frends of Cariño out
there; please advise him to face his responsibility like a man, because the
same thing could happen to you also. If anybody who may have contact with
or know the whereabouts of MR. MUTCH
CARIÑO or MR. ALFRED
YUMUL, we are seeking your help to please contact us immediately
at 201.886.1705. YOU CAN RUN BUT YOU CANNOT HIDE!
READ THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF VIVA ENTERTAINMENT GROUP!!