New York, 27 June 2015 --- The 17th edition of the Paaralan sa Konsulado (PSK) opened on 27 June 2015 with ceremonies at the Philippine Center New York's Kalayaan Hall. Fifty-six children aged 6 to 16, most of whom were first-time students of the program, attended the opening ceremonies, together with some parents and about 18 teachers and volunteers of the Association of Filipino-American Teachers in America, Inc. (AFTA).
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NEW YORK, 7 JULY 2015 – New Yorkers were introduced to a refreshing new citrus flavor when the Philippine Calamansi Association represented by Helen and Arnie del Rosario hosted two events in New York organized by 13 Degrees North, a marketing and events company, in cooperation with the Philippine Department of Agriculture, the Philippine Consulate General New York and the Philippine Trade and Investment Center New York, with the goal of introducing the Philippine fruit to mainstream America.
New York, 01 July 2015 – Citing his track record as a highly-decorated, two-time New York Police Commissioner and his stewardship of New York Police law enforcement (NYPD) that resulted in a significant drop of criminality in New York city in the 1990's, Consul General Mario De Leon called on Police Commissioner William Bill Bratton at his office in downtown Manhattan.
Bucks County, 30 June 2015 – After meeting with Consul General Mario De Leon, Jr. and Filipino community members of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick (R-8thPA) agreed to co-sponsor H.B 2737 (Senate version 1555) filed last 11 June 2015, recognizing the valor and sacrifice made by Philippine Veterans of WWII by awarding them the Congressional Gold Medal.