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The Pan American Concerned Citizens Action League, Inc (PACCAL)

Influential Women & Women Achievers in a grandiose awarding ceremony and dinner-dance

DR. ELMA CASTILLO HONORARY CHAIR RAMADA PLAZA HOTEL 160 Frontage Road, Newark, NJ Saturday, March 28, 2015 -1-

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Pan American Concerned Citizens Action League, Inc. (PACCAL) is a 501(c3) non-profit organization and holds the distinction of being the only Asian provider Agency recognized by the Hudson County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office on Aging. Standing in the 1970s, there was an influx of Filipino immigrants to the State of New Jersey and because of proximity to New York City, Jersey City attracted many new immigrants. In fact, in the early 1990s, Jersey City has the largest concentration of Filipinos in the State of New Jersey. Filipino professionals in various fields of education, medical, engineering, business, and other professionals started calling Jersey City home thereby contributing to the economic renaissance of Jersey City. Filipinos started organizing the community but while there were numerous Filipino organizations in Hudson County most of them are focused on helping the Philippines. Linda Mayo, the first Asian elected official in Hudson County and former Jersey City Deputy Mayor recognized the need for a culturally competent non-profit organization. Linda Mayo pioneered the founding of PACCAL with the help of a group of World War II veterans headed by the late Sir Col, Mariano S. Aureus. Linda Mayo held the position of PACCAL, president for twelve years and since then became the Executive Director implementing programs and services. Linda Mayo is also the founder and former president of the Ladies for Rizal, Inc., New Jersey Chapter, USA an official affiliate of the “Kababaihang Rizalista, Inc.,” an international organization with headquarters based in the Philippines. The first issue tackled by PACCAL is housing for Filipino seniors. They helped seniors in the process of applying in different Jersey City Senior Housing buildings. The first successful applicants PACAL helped in Harborview Senior housing were WWII veterans and through them other Filipinos followed suit. PACCAL was the first support group of PAVO, Inc. in its fight for equity and continues to help the veterans up to the present day. Next project was voters’ registration and citizenship drives to empower the Filipino community. PACCAL also is very proud that when Sir Dennis Hayes was the Director of the Jersey City Public Library, together with Lady Linda Mayo, they worked from 1994 - 1996 to build a collection of 500 Philippine books in the Jersey City Public Libraries. The collection ranges from current form of government and economy to history, culture, arts, and heritage. PACCAL Neighborhood Center has been a haven for Filipinos in Jersey City needing information and referrals to City & County government services as well as other provider service agencies. Some of the services are information and referrals on senior entitlements; referrals to affordable medical check-ups and health services; social and recreational activities for seniors; youth classes on Philippine history, values & culture, and folk arts programs; substance abuse education & prevention; domestic violence prevention; educational forums and workshops or youth and family. PACCAL has also helped many Filipino women who are victims of domestic violence. PACCAL is a member of the Hudson County HIV/AIDS Planning Council with voting members since 2001 and has an HIV/AIDS outreach and support group. PACCAL is the current recipient of grants from the City of Jersey City, Division of Community Development; Hudson County Office on Aging, Department of Health and Human Services, Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Office of Tourism Development. PACCAL is a community partner of Asian American Federation for the US CENSUS 2010 and NUY-Project AsPIRE and Kalusugan Coalition in the study of hypertension in the Filipino Community in Jersey City. PACCAL’s by line: If you need help and don’t know what to do, call PACCAL.

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HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Promote the development of New Jersey residents and communities, primarily Asian-Americans, by providing a comprehensive access to health and human services initiatives.

CULTURAL To provide New Jersey’s Filipino and Asian heritage through culturally competent and community needs based programs and initiatives

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Referrals and information on senior entitlements Social and recreational activities for seniors Youth classes on Philippine History Cultural and folk arts programs Substance abuse prevention program HIV/AIDS Outreach and support group

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Domestic Violence prevention Voters’ Registration and Citizenship Drives Referrals to affordable medical check-ups, and health services Philippine books and videos available for lending Health fairs Basic computer tutorials

TARGET POPULATION Economically disadvantaged and deprived, at-risk youth, victim of abuses, troubled families, the elderly and the handicap, difficult-to-reach communities, and newly arrived immigrants

SENIOR OUTREACH PROGRAM PACCAL’s Healthy Aging Program is partly funded by Hudson County Department of Health and Human Services, Offices on Aging.

HEALTHY AGING PROGRAM PACCAL’s Healthy Aging Program is partly funded by a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the City of Jersey City, Department of Community Development.

Activities include: Fandangorobics to keep participants fit and healthy with light exercise (akin to Tai Chi) and line dancing instructions. Socials and recreational activities for seniors to diminish their isolation and loneliness.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS Hudson County HIV/AIDS Planning Council, Jersey City Free Public Library Community Awareness Series, Filipino American National Historical Society of NJ (FANHS NJ), Ladies for Rizal, Inc. New Jersey Chapter JCI North Jersey (Jaycees)

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Pan American Concerned Citizens Action League 380 Monmouth St., Jersey City, NJ 07302

To all the women of the world, Mabuhay! Today’s generations, more than ever, has accorded women the very role they were made to play, had gradually developed distinct images they were created for, and finally given the due recognition from whatever accomplishments they achieved.

Greetings! PACCAL joins the international celebration of March as Women’s History Month and honors Filipino American Women and women of diverse ethnicities in New York and New Jersey. The tradition started in 1975 when the United Nations began its celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8 th. PACCAL started the celebration in the year 2000and spearheaded honoring Filipino and other Asian women for their achievements in their various fields of endeavors. Since then, we have consistently honored Asian women and other ethnicities through our Most Influential Women and Women of Achievements Awards. PACCAL awardees are the “crème dela crème,” the best of the very best in their own fields of expertise. They are business entreprenuers, doctors, nurses, community servants, accountants, educators, lawyers, government officials, in arts & music. They are seniors who have contributed excellently to their communities and mothers whose sacrifices to make their children fulfill their dreams are phenomenal. As the saying goes: “the hands that rock the cradle rules the world!” What more can be said of the women who makes history every day? Let us all be together in saluting PACCAL’s very own Influential Women & Women of Achievements and shout a rousing: “MABUHAY!” From the bottom of my heart, I am thankful to all our awardees, their families and friends for their generous support and their presence today. I am very grateful to the excellent Committees and PACCAL officers & volunteers for their tremendous sharing of their excellent talents and sacrifices are truly commendable. My hat is off to all of you!

No longer regarded as a member of the weaker sex or an exponent the secondary gender, the woman of today have successfully reached the level of equal footing with men… and had eventually proven their capability in every field where former excel. To celebrate and duly acknowledge women’s strong social influence, the month of March was globally earmarked for their exalted identity – hence, this event… the Women’s History Month! It’s an honor and privilege to, once again, chair this prestigious occasion as we honor the hardworking women who painstakingly climb the ladder and reached that goal they have been aiming for. It is through this humble way that we in PACCAL extend our own share to recognize and declare the impressive empowerment of women. To this year’s PACCAL WHM awardees, accept my heartfelt “Congratulations!” for uplifting the very essence of womanhood. You are all living examples of what hard work and determination could do to realize the dreams that were merely chased and obsessed. May your achievements be guiding legacy to inspire those who look up and walk behind you. Here’s a grand toast to our awardees, to our tireless supporters and honorable guests! Bottoms up and imbibe the spirits of inspiration to the last drop and hold high that flaming torch of success to herald a victory worthy of this remarkable celebration. A pleasant evening to all.

Linda Mayo

BOBBY T. YALONG EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

LINDA MAYO FOUNDER EMERITUS

March 2015, New Jersey

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LINDA MAYO

Founder

BOBBY T. YALONG

Executive Director

HERBERT MAGTOTO VES MEDINACELLI

CHW

Outreach Worker, CHW

VIRGIE ALVAREZ

TINO CAPILI

Cultural & Arts Consultant Arts Consultant

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ANNIE TAN

Fiscal Officer

ANJELICA BAQUIRAN

Youth Coordinator

BING ANTONIO

JOSE G. RED

JOSE SANTILLAN

Senior Program Adviser

Senior Program Adviser

Senior Program Adviser

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LINDA MAYO

Founder

BOBBY T. YALONG

Executive Director

MAE LEGASPI

Recording Secretary

LUMEN CASTANEDA JOEY MAYO

President

MARILOU SONGCO

Corresponding Secretary

MARIETA LAMAR CLARA HAYES

Director

Director

ROSE P. JAVIER

Adviser

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First Vice President

BECKY SAMANYAPHON RAMONA GAPASIN

Treasurer

Asst Treasurer

HELEN SANTILLAN

BETTY BUENVIAJE

Adviser

ROLLIE JAVIER

Second Vice President

Director

RIA SERRANO

Director

DENNIS HAYES

Adviser

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Healthy Heart, Healthy Family Program

Fandangorobics

Santacruzan Street Fair (in Partnership with Main Organizer Catholic Action of Mary)

Filipino History Month

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Becky Samanyaphon Event Ball Chairperson

Guest of Honor

Olive Magpile Philippine Consulate Rep

Invocation Dennis Hayes

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Dr. Elma Castillo Honorary Chairperson

Guest of Honor Loida Lewis Philanthropist

Welcome Becky Samanyaphon

Performer Geo Rebucas

Ramona Gapasin Event Co-Chair

Founder Linda Mayo, Event Chair Becky Samanyaphon, President Lumen Castaneda, Exec Director Bobby T. Yalong, Past President Rose P. Javier, Co-Chair Ramona Gapasin

Performer Angel Ram

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Performer Chin Gomez

Emcee Ria Serrano

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2015 Influential Women

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2015 Influential Women

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SENEN CABALFIN Influential Woman The name Senen Cabalfin is already synonymous to dedicated work with astonishingly rewarding results for this indefatigable woman takes her career to such level where focus begets realization. A nurse by profession, an administrator by occupation, a builder of executive homes for the disabled by vocation, and a consistent campaigner for the improvement of human life, Senen was a recipient of the “2012 Nursing Excellence Award for Structural Empowerment” and 2013 PNANJ Care Award for “The Nurse Entrepreneur of the Year.” Currently, Senen is the Chief Nurse Officer and co-owner of Executive Care, a home health care industry based in Hackensack, NJ with her business partner, Jeff Wolf. Senen’s SCCabalfin Services LLC Harbor Hall is a residential care facility and rehabilitation home for individuals with disability who like to live a normal life.

NILDA JAYNAL Influential Woman A Bachelor of Science in Education graduate from the University of Santo Tomas (major in Social Work), Venilda Jaynal is also armed with a Fundraising Certificate from Marymount College. She has had a voluminous record of community involvement as a volunteer and this prominent civic leader was once elected as President of the Philippine Communities Executive Council unopposed. The veteran community service-oriented woman was constantly awarded for her philanthropic deeds, community service, and unprecedented leadership.

MARIE DUFFY Influential Woman A seasoned healthcare executive with over 15 years of proven transformational leadership in a number of diverse organizations, Marie T. Duffy is currently the Chief Operating Officer at CarePoint Health-Christ Hospital in Jersey City. A Magna Cum Laude Nursing graduate from St. Francis School of Nursing, her tireless search for higher education earned for her a Master’s Degree in Nursing and Advance Practice from Columbia University and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from UMDNJ. A recipient of the 2014 Leadership Excellence Awardee and Nursing Administrator of the Year for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Marie is also an accomplished author aside from being a paramount Nursing Administrator.

FE SALES Influential Woman The wife of the late Dr. Benigno R. Sales, Jr., Fe Sales had been a very active member of the professional medical and religious communities in New York for over 25 years. Her meritorious philanthropic service and compassionate dedication to her advocacy had been duly recognized and awarded. She successfully served as 3-term President of the Philippine Medical Association of America and is proud to have faithfully served her community and have shared her rich Filipino heritage with her fellow compatriots.

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MARIETTA GERALDINO Teaching Profession A devout educator and a strong believer in the nobleness of the teaching profession, Teacher Marietta was the only Filipino recipient of the first ever “2013 Big Apple Awards for Teacher Excellence” and followed by TOFA-NY award for Education, Research and Technology. She received her M.S. in Educational Measurement and Evaluation from Dela Salle University in Manila and has served as the Program Director at the St. Paul University in Quezon City. She has published books and co-authored the MEM: “Merging English and Math, an interdisciplinary curriculum that won the New York State English Council Program of Excellence Award in 2009. Married to Maxim Geraldino with whom she is blessed with 4 beautiful children, Ma’am Marietta is the founding editor of The Inflection Point, an outline magazine about defining moments and seizing opportunities in adversity.

JOJI RAFAEL QUALITY MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST A Bachelor of Science in Medical technology graduate, Josephine Villar Rafael, most popularly addressed as Joji, has held diversified positions in her field of work that catapulted her professional status to being voted “Best Employee of the Year” in the Hematology Department of Laboratory Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. An active member and Board certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology, this beauteous woman is a piano virtuoso, a culinary expert, a terpsichorean enthusiast, a voracious shopaholic, and a travel bug. Married to Vitaliano “Nonoy” Rafael, together they are blessed with 3 children: Dr. Justin, a Pharmacy Manager; Dr. Jermyn, a Pharmacy Supervisor; and Jacqueline, a freshman in the Doctor of Pharmacy program at St. John’s University. Currently, Joji is a Quality Management Specialist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

MAY Q. MADATTU, M.D. MEDICAL PROFESSION Christened Rose Mylaine Marteja Quinitio, May obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Santo Tomas where she also did her post graduate internship an passed the licensure examination in 1988. When she came to the USA she was accepted at the Monmouth Medical Center for residency training in Pediatrics and culminated as chief resident in 1993. She went into private practice with her classmate and husband, Dr. Elenito Maddatu. Through her active involvement as a member of the Filipino-American Medical Society of Toms River, NJ, May is able to utilize her aesthetic skills and creativity in the various hosted by the organization. As an accredited clinical provider at the Ocean Medical Center, she serves as Treasurer of the Department of Pediatrics. By avocation, May is a culinary enthusiast par excellence.

VIVIAN T. CRUZ COMMUNITY SERVICE Vivian T. Cruz has dedicated her life to the service of her fellowmen both in her professional and civic life. She started her career as Asst. to the President of Adamson (Philippines) who was the Consul General of the Greek Consulate in the Philippines and during her tenure at the Greek Consulate, she was able to help over 100 Filipinos find employment opportunities in Greece. Vivian’s passion for making the world a better place to live is the hallmark of her persona that brought her to different places where her compassionate service is waiting. Through the years she has sent medical supplies to Batangas Regional Hospital and has consistently been involved in various community services. This Batangeña, who is married to Frank Cruz and has 2 sons, also serves as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister at her parish.

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LAURA GARCIA NURSE EDUCATOR

A Nursing graduate from Siliman University, Laura took her second degree in Communications at Kean University where she finished as Summa Cum Laude. She has served as Asst. Dean at Long Island College Hospital School of Nursing in Brooklyn, NY and with over 20 years experience as a Registered Nurse, primarily in Obstetrics and Pediatrics and almost a decade as an educator. Currently, Laura is currently the President-elect of Siliman University Alumni Association (NY-NJ Chapter) after having served as PRO of the PNANJ for two terms. A recipient of Brooklyn Nursing Partnership scholarship and the Janet Knup Award for Outstanding Clinical Practice, Laura is also a thesis writer and committed to the pursuit of excellence in clinical nursing practice, education, research, and leadership.

ROSE CONCEPCION BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Rosario Javier Concepcion made Whippany, New Jersey, an unincorporated community located within Hanover Township in Morris County, her new home after leaving not only the Philippines but the love of her, as well. New adjustment wasn’t much to consider for earning a living was her priority. Easily employed in Hudson Bank, being a BS Commerce degree holder with Accounting major, Rose transferred to a Nursing facility later and found a new job in a dialysis center more rewarding. Her ”unsanctioned” husband, Nilo, followed and they officially sealed their ties on October 18, 2000 in a traditional ceremony in Lakewood, New Jersey with a paramount vow not only to be joined by a law that solemnized their matrimonial relationship but to live a wedded life of blissful togetherness…in business and in pleasure unmindful of the perils they might encounter along their marital journey. Their innate business acumen and persevering ways easily grossed RJ Sariling Atin Fast Food & Oriental Grocery in Toms River, New Jersey and in just 6 years, a branch found its spot in Queens, NY. In just another couple of years, Rosario’s Ihawan was established just around the corner of 69 th Street in Woodside, Queens…a clear evidence of Rose’s Midas Touch in business. Currently, RJ Sariling Atin is under the personal management of Rocel, their first born, who reports to work from 9 AM to closing time at 9:30 PM. A young BS Biology graduate who could be mistaken for a high-schooler, Rocel plans to pursue a Dentistry course when she finds her next of kin already capable of managing and supervising their business.

CHIN GOMEZ POP PERFORMING ARTIST

Just when you thought you’ve had enough of those mediocre stage entertainers and (trying hard) copycats with the notion that there’s really a deliberate shortage of local-based talents and that the limited entertainment scene is saturated with so-so performers, then think again… for you must haven’t heard of one of the most raved and in-demand female performers who doesn’t only have the capability to entertain but could also mesmerize you with her impressive vocal tonality, pulsating rhythm and extensive vocal range. Born Anna Cristine on January 2 in Manila to Cynthia De Castro Gomez and Arnulfo Pardo Gomez, Chin is the eldest among four siblings. At a very early age, Chin freely allowed herself to fall and be enticed under the spell of the irresistible call of music publicly performing at 9.“I’ve always loved to perform. Being on center stage automatically activates my faculties signaling my readiness for the show… and I could sing all night long!” Her nightly exposures in the trendy watering hole undeniably honed her singing talent, gradually broaden her social interactive skills, developed her personality, and predictably paved way for lucratively influential opportunities. After being employed in various jobs singing opportunities still constantly came knocking at her door. Enthusiasm builds up but gradually vanished after the excitement dies. But there’s one thing that Chin looks forward to— the revival of her only passion… the resurgence of her singing career. After so many career changes music remains to be the only thing that was kept unchanged. The stagnated ember of her music was just left waiting to be ignited to incessantly be kept refulgent. Currently, Chin remains to be one of the most in-demand singers not only in popular eateries and entertainment venues but also in mainstream productions.

CRISTINA GODINEZ, ESQ LEGAL PROFESSION

Cristina is an immigration lawyer who handles cases involving work visas, family and employersponsored green cards, naturalization as well as humanitarian immigration benefits. She also serves as attorney and ad-hoc coordinator at the Migrant Center of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi in NYC and has helped hundreds of non-citizens navigate US immigration law while advocating in behalf of highly vulnerable sectors of the immigrant community. Cris obtained her Law degree from the University of the Philippines and became corporate attorney at the oldest and largest law firm in the Philippines, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, before coming to America. - 17 -

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GRACE WONG MOTHER OF THE YEAR Motherhood is something very familiar to our next awardee since she came from an incredibly huge family of 17 children. She was motivationally inspired by the two greatest women in her life: her own mother and her mother-in-law. Ever energetic and indefatigable, Grace isn’t only mother to her children and wife to husband Steven but simultaneously a moving spirit behind numerous community and faith-based fundraising events. Strong willed and stern, Grace Wong finally enjoy the sweet scent of victory when her eldest son, Jonathan, won a council seat and was the youngest (at 23) elected councilman in Mahwah’s political history. Compassionate, pious, and down-to-earth, Grace is a perfect choice as the mother on a totem pole.

DEMETRIA CORNELIO SENIOR CITIZEN OF THE YEAR Just as education is a life-long process of adjustment of an individual to his physical and social environment and so is teaching… for hand in hand these two are in every way corelated and indispensable. Demetria Cornelio (Demi to colleagues) is a quintessential exponent of a true-blooded pedagogue ably equipped with limitless responsibilities to her students aside from molding their innocent minds and acting as second parent. Aptly armed with an educator’s maternal instinct Demi’s profession exceeds way beyond the four corners of the classroom and her innate concern transcends even outside the prescribed working hours. Retirement for Demi was far from being an option for she loves what she does best --- teaching. But no matter how hard she tries to stay and adhere to her advocacy; Federal law limits the working conditions of teachers with retire-able age. The ever-amiable school teacher with a munificent heart dis just that and retirement became a time to enjoy the things that she haven’t been able to do due to classroom workload and hectic working schedule. For Demi, it’s time to develop hobbies that she didn’t know she’d enjoy, and now she has all the time in world to master them. Demi keeps herself occupied with voluntarism and various organizational community services. Retirement, for her, is meant to be enjoyed… and she has no regret leaving the classrooms but admittedly miss them. Taking her much-needed respite and filling her life with enjoyable pursuits, the former classroom figure is currently a permanent fixture in almost every social event… literally catching up for lost times!

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Congratulations

Rosario Concepcion From YOUR

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We love you! The Castaneda Family Mommy Lumen, Pee Wee, Joji, Johndie, Jimmy And all your nephews and nieces

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Congratulations to PACCAL And its officers

We love you! The Castaneda Family Mommy Lumen, Pee Wee, Joji, Johndie, Jimmy And all your nephews and nieces

GREETINGS FROM

BECKY SAMANYAPHON PACCAL 2015 Treasurer

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Congratulations to all the 2015 PACCAL Honorees The officers and members

We love you! The Castaneda Family Mommy Lumen, Pee Wee, Joji, Johndie, Jimmy And all your nephews and nieces

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Pan American Concerned Citizens Action League

2015 Women’s History Month NEWARK RAMADA PLAZA HOTEL – MARCH 2015

Congratulations to all the 2015 PACCAL Honorees The officers and members

We love you! The Castaneda Family Mommy Lumen, Pee Wee, Joji, Johndie, Jimmy And all your nephews and nieces

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Congratulations DR. ELMA CASTILLO 2015 HONORARY CHAIR

We love you! The Castaneda Family Mommy Lumen, Pee Wee, Joji, Johndie, Jimmy And all your nephews and nieces

Greetings From Ramona Gapasin 2015 Women’s History Month Co-Chairperson

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Pan American Concerned Citizens Action League

2015 Women’s History Month NEWARK RAMADA PLAZA HOTEL – MARCH 2015

Congratulations to PACCAL And its officers

We love you! The Castaneda Family Mommy Lumen, Pee Wee, Joji, Johndie, Jimmy And all your nephews and nieces

GREETINGS FROM

MARIETTA LAMAR PACCAL 2015 DIRECTOR

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Pan American Concerned Citizens Action League

2015 Women’s History Month Honoring Outstanding Women for their Exemplary Service March 2015 RAMADA PLAZA NEWARK HOTEL 160-A FRONTAGE ROAD, NEWARK, NJ 07114

PROGRAMME PART I 1

Grand Entrance ………………………………….………………… PACCAL Officers and Members

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National Anthems………………………………………………… Star Spangled Banner/Geo Ed Rebucas Lupang Hinirang/Angel Ram

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Invocation……………………………………………………………….. Dennis Hayes, PACCAL Community Adviser

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Welcome Address……………………………………………….. Rebecca Abesamis Samanyaphon

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Introduction of Guest Speaker………………………….. Paraluman “Lumen” Castaneda

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Inspirational Talk………………………………………….………. Madam Loida Nicolas Lewis

PACCAL 2015 Women’s History Month Gala Chair

PACCAL President

Chair- CEO TLC Beatrice International Revered philanthropist & Pinoy for Good Governance

Dinner / Dance / Entertainment Performing Live: Chin Gomez… PACCAL 2015 WHM Achiever Awardee/ Entertainment Pop- Artist Featuring: Geo Ed Rebucas….. Male Mariah Carey / Finalist, Pinoy Got Talent Season 2 Also on center stage: Angel Ram… the new toast of the tri-state entertainment arena

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Induction OF new PACCAL Members….….……………………….. Olive Osias Magpile

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Presentation of the 2015 WHM Honorary Ball Chair………. Bobby T. Yalong, PACCAL Executive Director

Cultural Officer Philippine Consulate NY

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2015 WHM Influential Women of the Tri-State Area…….. Honoring the elite group of well rounded women with unprecedented influence

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2015 WHM Achiever Awardees…………………………………………… Recognizing outstanding Fil-Am women in their chosen fields of endeavor

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Response……………………………………………………………………………………… Marietta Geraldino

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Miini Fashion Show………………………………………………………………….. Featuring a grandiose collection of Filipino formal wear in black and gold

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Royal Grand Waltz………………………………………………………………….. Honorary Chairp, Awardees, & PACCAL officers

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Closing Remarks…………………………………………………..………………..….. Ramona Gapasin

PACCAL 2015 WHM Achiever Awardee/ Teaching Profession

2015 WHM Co-Chair

DANCE DANCE DANCE Ceremony Host: Ria Serrano

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Music by: Ed O’Donnel

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2015 Women’s History Month Honoring Outstanding Women for their Exemplary Service March 2015 RAMADA PLAZA NEWARK HOTEL 160-A FRONTAGE ROAD, NEWARK, NJ 07114

PROJECT STEERING COMMITTEE Ball Chair………………….……… Becky Samanyaphon Vice Chair………..……………….. Ramona Gapasin Project Coordinator……................ Ramona Gapasin Project Adviser………………….... Lumen Castaneda Logistics/Haulage…………............ Rolly Javier, Rose Javier Collection & Accounting…………. Annie Tan Seating Arrangement …………….. Lumen Castaneda, Rose Javier Welcome Committee………..…..… Ushers………………………..……. Virginia Alvarez,

Stage Set up & Demolition …….… Bobby T. Yalong, Herbert Magtoto Flowers…….…….…….…….……. Support Group / Registration…..... Marilou Songco, Ruth Sa-onoy Advisory Board…………………… Linda M. Mayo Journal…………………………….. Ria Serrano Overall Production Manager…….. Bobby T. Yalong

Steering Committee is a governing device used to organize key project stakeholders and empower them to “steer” a project to successful conclusion. Steering is not managing… Managing gets the job done but Steering determines what the job is to be done. So, the duties of the SC are to deliberate, make decisions, advise, provide strategic oversight, and to serve as the primary “advocate” for all the assigned initiatives. The Steering Committee aims to ensure the successful delivery of the project with productive results to benefit the organization.

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Pan American Concerned Citizens Action League

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Congratulations to Dr. Elma Castillo

2015 Honorary Chairperson

We love you! The Castaneda Family Mommy Lumen, Pee Wee, Joji, Johndie, Jimmy And all your nephews and nieces

From Becky Samanyaphon PACCAL 2015 Treasurer 2015 Women’s History Month Chairperson - 26 -

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Pan American Concerned Citizens Action League

2015 Women’s History Month NEWARK RAMADA PLAZA HOTEL – MARCH 2015

Congratulations to my wife

For all the support you do for the community

Dr. Elma Castillo 2015 PACCAL Honorary Chairperson

We love you! The Castaneda Family Mommy Lumen, Pee Wee, Joji, Johndie, Jimmy And all your nephews and nieces

From Dr. Rodrigo Castillo - 27 -

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Pan American Concerned Citizens Action League

2015 Women’s History Month NEWARK RAMADA PLAZA HOTEL – MARCH 2015

Congratulations to my MOM

For all the support you do for the community

Dr. Elma Castillo 2015 PACCAL Honorary Chairperson

We love you! The Castaneda Family Mommy Lumen, Pee Wee, Joji, Johndie, Jimmy And all your nephews and nieces

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Pan American Concerned Citizens Action League

2015 Women’s History Month NEWARK RAMADA PLAZA HOTEL – MARCH 2015

Congratulations to my MOM

For all the support you do for the community

Dr. Elma Castillo 2015 PACCAL Honorary Chairperson

We love you! The Castaneda Family Mommy Lumen, Pee Wee, Joji, Johndie, Jimmy And all your nephews and nieces

From Rodrigo D. Castillo, Jr.

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Pan American Concerned Citizens Action League

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Congratulations to Dr. Elma Castillo

We love you! The Castaneda Family Mommy Lumen, Pee Wee, Joji, Johndie, Jimmy And all your nephews and nieces

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Pan American Concerned Citizens Action League

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Congratulations to our “Woman Achiever” Mom, Dr. Marietta Geraldino

We love you! The Castaneda Family Mommy Lumen, Pee Wee, Joji, Johndie, Jimmy And all your nephews and nieces

From husband Maxim and children

Genesis, Charisse, Faye, Keith, and Sharmayne

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Pan American Concerned Citizens Action League

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Congratulations

FE SALES FOR BEING HONORED AS ONE OF

PACCAL’S 2015 INFLUENTIAL WOMEN

We love you! The Castaneda Family Mommy Lumen, Pee Wee, Joji, Johndie, Jimmy And all your nephews and nieces

GREETINGS FROM

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Pan American Concerned Citizens Action League

2015 Women’s History Month NEWARK RAMADA PLAZA HOTEL – MARCH 2015

Congratulations

FE SALES FOR BEING HONORED AS ONE OF

PACCAL’S 2015 INFLUENTIAL WOMEN

We love you! The Castaneda Family Mommy Lumen, Pee Wee, Joji, Johndie, Jimmy And all your nephews and nieces

om Boy Pangan

GREETINGS FROM

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Pan American Concerned Citizens Action League

2015 Women’s History Month NEWARK RAMADA PLAZA HOTEL – MARCH 2015

Congratulations Joji Rafael

We love you! The Castaneda Family Mommy Lumen, Pee Wee, Joji, Johndie, Jimmy And all your nephews and nieces

GREETINGS FROM

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Pan American Concerned Citizens Action League

2015 Women’s History Month NEWARK RAMADA PLAZA HOTEL – MARCH 2015

Congratulations Demetria Cornelio 2015 Honoree for Senior Citizen of the Year

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We love you! The Castaneda Family PAN AMERICAN CONCERNED CITIZENS ACTION LEAGUE 2015 WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH GALA & DINNER DANCE Mommy Lumen, Pee Wee, Joji, Johndie, Jimmy And all your nephews and nieces

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Best wishes and Congratulations To our mother Demetria Cornelio Senior Citizen of the Year And to all the officers and members of PACCAL

We love you! The Castaneda Family Mommy Lumen, Pee Wee, Joji, Johndie, Jimmy And all your nephews and nieces

C Cargo

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Good Luck and Sincere Best Wishes CONGRATULATIONS

Demetria Cornelio 2015 Senior Citizen of the Year

We love you! From Eddie and The Castaneda Family Mommy Lumen, Pee Wee, Joji, Johndie, Mangrobang Jimmy Araceli And all your nephews and nieces

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Pan American Concerned Citizens Action League

2015 Women’s History Month NEWARK RAMADA PLAZA HOTEL – MARCH 2015

Congratulations to Demetria Cornelio

2015 PACCAL HONOREE SENIOR CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

FROM We love you! The Castaneda Family Mommy Lumen, Pee Wee, Joji, Johndie, Jimmy And all your nephews and nieces

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Pan American Concerned Citizens Action League

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Congratulations to Rosario Concepcion

2015 PACCAL HONOREE BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR FROM NR TRAINING SCHOOL Now offering CAN & CHHA Class, Come join us! NR-staffingservic@yahoo.com We love you! The Castaneda Family Mommy Lumen, Pee Wee, Joji, Johndie, Jimmy And all your nephews and nieces

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Maria Theresa Mayo Duffy 2015 Influential Women Awardee

We are very proud of you And your accomplishments!! We Love You! Joey & Tita Linda Mayo We love you! The Castaneda Family Mommy Lumen, Pee Wee, Joji, Johndie, Jimmy And all your nephews and nieces

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Congratulations to Dr. May Maddatu 2015 PACCAL HONOREE MEDICAL PROFESSION

We love you! The Castaneda Family Mommy Lumen, Pee Wee, Joji, Johndie, Jimmy And all your nephews and nieces

From Filipino American Medical Society

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Mom, Words cannot begin to describe our appreciation and gratitude for all you have done for us. You have sacrificed everything for your children. You have not only achieved your American dream but you are constantly working yourself to no extent. You are hardworking, unselfish, generous, loving, very prayerful, and a Godly mother.

GRACE WONG

We love you! The Castaneda Family We love you very, very much! 2015 PACCAL HONOREE Mommy Lumen, Pee Wee, Joji, Johndie, Jimmy Love, Jonathan, Sarah, and Leah MOTHER OF THE YEAR And all your nephews and nieces

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CONGRATULATIONS & CONTINUED SUCCESS TO

Mrs. Grace Wong 2015 PACCAL HONOREE MOTHER OF THE YEAR

FROM

DANA DAVIS Senior Financial Consultant

17 Battery Place, Suite 625 New York, NY 10004 Direct 212- 404-7002 Fax: 212- 600-5402 Mobile 516-818-1230 ddavis@newbridgesecurities.com www.newbridgesecurities.com Investment Advisory Services offered through Newbridge Financial Services Group, Inc. an SEC Investment PANRegistered AMERICAN CONCERNED CITIZENS ACTIONAdvisor LEAGUE - 48 -

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