WELCOME to LAS ISLAS FILIPINAS

Bayan Ko

Ang Bayan kong Pilipinas,

Lupain ng ginto’t bulaklak.

Pag-ibig ang sa kaniyang palad

Nag-alay ng ganda’t dilag

At sa kaniyang yumi at ganda,

Dayuhan ay nahalina.

Bayan ko, binihag ka,

Nasadlak sa dusa.

Ibon mang may layang lumipad,

Kulungin mo at umiiyak!

Bayan pa kayang sakdal dilag,

And ‘di magnasang makaalpas?

Pilipinas kong minumutya

Pugad ng luha ko’t dalita

Aking adhika

Makita kang sakdal laya!

Las Islas Filipinas Core Group led by Dr. Zal Velez proudly present Cristo Rey Alunan's 10 books (6/08/2015)

Las Islas Filipinas:

Coalition of 7,107 Islands

 

Mission:

Campaign for 7,107 islands

 

Vision:   

Philippine Renaissance

 

Philosophy:

To raise consciousness of global Filipinos with the bonds of a confirmed identity of WHO WE ARE and ground Filipino youth and future generations with a firm and proud understanding of our Filipino Heritage, Culture, and Values.

 

CORE/Founding Members:

Amy Lerum

Dr. Cora Mendoza

Dr. Josie Velez

Dr. Zal Velez

Ludy Resurreccion

Marcos Panlilio

Myrna D. Santos

Zonny Lerum

COUNCIL of ELDERS

Venilda Jaynal

Consuelo Almonte

 

MEMBERSHIP:

· Automatic Membership to all Filipino- Americans

· Honorary Membership to all those who want to connect with Filipinos  by all means

 

Benefits of Membership:

While membership will give you that special feeling of belongingness to your Filipino heritage, we will give you a lot more with our activities, programs, services and events.

 “Ask not what you will receive, but ask, how can you be a part of it?”

 

VOLUNTEERS: (Calling all Fil-American Friends and Filipinos in Diaspora)

Please let us know how you can help.

We need help in all these areas of Management:

  • Budget & Finance
  • Events
  • Membership
  • Production
  • Public Relations

(Established April, 2013, Mood Lounge, Union County, New Jersey))

 Join Las Islas Filipinas, where you always have a part.

 

"It is the duty of every Filipino to advocate for the renaissance of Philippine Art, Culture and Tradition now and until the end of time".

~Cristo Rey Alunan/Dr. Zal Velez

The Interview: Makilala TV Host Rachel Ocampo with Dr. Zal Velez on "Ang Pagdating ng Krus at Espada" Kalayaan Hall, NYC, (Oct. 2, 2015)

Putting Las Islas Filipinas in the Mainstream

Socio-Political Network and Support

Founding Members led by Dr. Zal Velez(second to the right) celebrate a Reunion at the New York/New Jersey Newark Project, Jade Asian Restaurant/ Flushing, NY (9/29/2014)

Intercultural 

A PICTURE of HAPPINESS: ALBERT FIVES, EMMA SANTOS, ALBERTA GABEST as AWARDEES at Pagbabalik Parangal

Intergenerational

My Baryo, My Borough "Oral History" Story telling, Intergenerational Approach to building Stronger Philippine American Communities in Queens, NY by Claro delos Reyes Laundromat Project

Creative Expressions

Zarzuela FIlipina's" "Ang Pagdating ng Krus at Espada" Kalayaan Hall, NYC Oct 2, 2015

History Telling & Documentation

"Filipinos in New York" celebrates with author Kevin Nadal at John Jay College on April 17, 2015 during the book launching

SPECIAL PROJECTS

New York, NY 30 August 2016 – The Philippine Consulate General in New York hosted a town hall forum on Parole Visas for Filipino World War II Veterans and their Families on Saturday afternoon, 27 August 2016.

US MEDICARE PH  http://usmedicareph.org/

RETIREMENT PH

FIL WORLD WAR II VETERANS PAROLE VISA https://www.uscis.gov/fwvp

Of Faith & Struggle ( The Cross & The Sword)

MEDICAL TOURISM

Filipinos in Diaspora

COMMUNITY NEWS

Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc. celebrates a Gala at Leonard's in Long Island, NY in honor of Ruben Seguritan, 2015 Grand Marshall, May 9, 2015
The Fil-Am community of Linden, NJ celebrates Santo Nino Fiesta with a procession from the Divine Child Museum to the Church of St. Elizabeth of Hungary on April 26,2015

Cherry Hill, New Jersey 09 April 2015 - The Philippine Consulate in cooperation with the Filipino Executive Council of Greater Philadelphia, Inc. (FECGP) commemorated the 73rd Anniversary of the Fall of Bataan or the Araw ng Kagitingan at the Bataan Death March Memorial at Cooper River Park, Cherry Hill, New Jersey on 9 April 2015.

The Philippine Consulate of NY led by Consul General Mario de Leon conducts the First General Assembly for Fil-Americans at the Phillippine Center (Feb.7,2015) and was attended by 65 organizations

PLEASE JOIN US to CELEBRATE OUR CULTURE & HERITAGE

Philippine Independence Day Parade, 2014

“Triumphs of the Filipino: Pride of the Philippines”

 

NEW YORK CITY —The annual Philippine Independence Day Parade will celebrate its 116th anniversary, featuring an all-day street fair and cultural festival stretching from 38th Street to 23rd Street and Madison Avenue, on Sunday, June 1, from 10AM to 6PM.

This is the largest Philippine Independence Day parade outside the Philippines, hosted by the Philippine Independence Day Council Inc. (PIDCI), a 25-year old nonprofit organization.

 

Among the stars of the celebration are: First Filipina Miss World Megan Young, who with PIDCI raised funds for the victims of super typhoon Haiyan in central Philippines; Original Philippine Music (OPM) icons Kuh Ledesma, Cecile Azarcon, Edlyn Peregrina and Ogie Alcasid; First Filipina Carnaval Queen in Brazil Bessie Badilla; Grand Marshals Drs. Emilio and Felicisima Quines, longtime medical mission volunteers.

 

Around 200 Filipino American organizations and estimated100,000 people, mostly Filipinos and Filipino Americans from the New York Tri-State area, Pennsylvania, California, Canada and the Philippines are expected to attend. “What started out as a small Independence Day Parade that passed by a few blocks near the Philippine Consulate on Fifth Avenue in the early ‘90s has grown into a huge annual celebration along Madison Avenue,” says Fe Martinez, PIDCI’s president. “We owe that to the Filipinos’ strong family ties and genuine concern for one another, especially in times of hardship and natural disasters.”

 

Leading the daylong celebrations are AARP’s Asian American and Pacific Islander arm and My Shelter Foundation, which promotes solar bottle bulbs called “Liter of Light.” This year’s theme is “Triumphs of the Filipino: Pride of the Philippines,” celebrating Filipinos’ capacity to persevere over adversity.

 

KINDING SINDAW PRESENTS PAGBABALIK

Kinding Sindaw presents PAGBABALIK
REVISITING A CULTURE

LAS ISLAS FILIPINAS PRESENTS PARANGAL: GINTO AT BULAKLAK

2014 PARANGAL: GINTO at BULAKLAK
ALBERTA SACAGUING GABEST happily receives PARANGAL
EMMA GARANCHON SANTOS receives her TROPHY and FLOWER BOUQUET
MARIA CONSUELO ALMONTE receives it with PAGASA
JOY ABRAHAM receives PARANGAL with TEA; LUDY RESURRECCION

The Curtain Opens for the OPERA: Noli Me Tangere

The Foundation for Filipino Artists 25th Anniversary presents Noli Me Tangere, The Opera at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College , NYC on Oct. 4, 5, 6, 2013

A love story of Crisostomo Ibarra and Maria Clara immortalized in Noli Me Tangere
Congratulations to Marvee Sanagustin, Miss Phillipines USA 2013
Las Islas Filipinas Celebrates Marvee Sanagustin "Princess Agana" as Miss Philippines USA 2013
American Filipinas: A Hybrid of Beauty, Finesse and Talents (Miss Philippines USA, NJ, 2013)

REMEMBERING an ICON

Benigno Aquino Triangle, Hillside, Jamaica, NY
In Memoriam: Benigno Aquino, Jr

The Filipino American Community led by FAHSI in Jamaica, NY, celebrated Benigno Aquino's 30th Death Anniversary, with a Mass and Wreath laying Ceremony last August, 20, 2014.

 

November 11, 2013

MORE than a MISSION


As typhoon Yolanda strikes hard and hurt our people from Cebu, Bohol, Samar, Leyte, Tacloban and nearby islands, we at Las Islas Filipinas (org) under the banner of The Nursing Office strikes back harder to help.


When disasters happen and cause chaos among the people, near and far, The Nursing Office as an organization, work calmly to plan the course of action in the most professional and human way possible for the maximum benefit and utilization of available resources in the most cost-effective way.


While so many of us have unconsciously expressed anxiety and almost disbelief in this disaster, I want to share these philosophy and concepts so that we may all adjust to this nature's fury in the most appropriate way:


  • This is an EMERGENCY, do not PANIC.
  • This is a natural calamity that nobody can stop, then let us ACCEPT it.
  • We as individual can be helpless, so let us do our part singly, quietly, in every way we could.
  • The victims are dealing with this disaster tremendously; they need help from well people.
  • We cannot do it all alone; we need organizations to do their way.
  • We cannot re-invent the wheel on the logistics of Emergency & Disaster Management. Let us give that to the experts who are already doing something (Red Cross, USAIDS, etc.)
  • This can happen again, let us be ALWAYS READY.
  • Human nature can be corrupted under circumstances, let us give allowance to that, so that there will be left over for our people.
  • Can this be a serious sign and effect of global warming, then let us think GREEN for our planet.
  • ABOVE all, there is our FAITH & Spirituality, Let us PRAY.

 

I hope that these readings have helped you. Then I say, LET US GO, This is our MISSION, as ONE.

 

Sincerely,

Myrna D. Santos, MSN, RN

Chief Nurse/ The Nursing Office.Com

 

 

 

The entire Philippine Archipelago Mourns after Yolanda

The Philippine Consulate at the Philippine Center, NYC take the lead in dealing with the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.

It was very timely that a Forum on Public Health in the Philippines: Progress and Challenges was held last Nov. 13, 2013, to discuss not only the perpetual problem of healthcare as well as the problems brought about by this super typhoon category 5, the strongest ever to hit the planet, last Nov 8, 2013, a joint effort of Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA) Department of Health Philippines, University of the Philippines Alumni Association and the Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF).

Forum on Public Health in the Philippines:Progress and Challenges

MEET OUR COMMUNITIES

Filipino-American Senior Citizens of New York City

A Perfect Expression of Beauty, Grace and Exposure to the New Generation

Filipino American Human Services, Inc.

BAHAY-KUBO:

GROWING a CULTURE in the BACKYARD

Growing a Culture in Their Back Yard ((FAHSI, Queens, NY)

OUR CULTURE & TRADITION

MANO PO

Mano po, Lolo Fred (Myrna D. Santos & Fred Medina)

TINIKLING

Tinikling is Always Fun and Amusing among American-Filipino Youth and Friends (FAHSI, 2013)
American-Filipino youth display their natural inclination to the steps their parents did (San Lorenzo Ruiz Dinner, Apr, 2013)
Bishop Egan of NYC is as amused as well with Tinikling steps (San Lorezo Ruiz Event,April, 2013)

PASSING ON HISTORY

A Tertulia on Las Islas
Mathew Sanagustin, a young American-Filipino is all ears at Potri Ranka Manis Oral Tradition and Dr. Zal Velez historical novel, Las Islas Filipinas

May, 2013

 

Greetings from Las Islas Filipinas,The Coalition of 7,107 Islands.

 

We are proud to announce the launching of this organization with a people’s production of Cradle of Noble Heroes/Duyan ng Magiting , a Zarzuela Filipina “ Ang Pagdating ng Kruz at Espada”, ( “The coming of the Cross and Sword”, “A llegado de Cruz y Espada”), based on the historical novel written by Cristo Rey Alunan,  under Purple Pillars Production, the theatrical arm of The Nursing Office Extended Arts.

 

You are all cordially invited to witness Philippine Renaissance as we open the curtain to this great production. This theater series will showcase arts and culture to promote and campaign for this Philippine Archipelago, to raise consciousness of global Filipinos with the bonds of a confirmed identity of WHO WE ARE and ground Filipino youth and future generations with a firm and proud understanding of our Filipino Heritage, Culture, and Values. Philippine history will never be the same to you, your children and the world.

 

HOW YOU MAY HELP

Please let us know how you want to help.

Your HELP is as big as the sum of our Mission.

You always have a PART.

 

Please contact us, we are always OPEN: 24/7

www.thenursingoffice.com

 

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