January 10, 2018

GMA Network kicks off 2018 with GMA One (Online Exclusives)

Millennials are in for a wonderful surprise this 2018 as GMA Network unveils three online exclusive shows bannered by Atom Araullo, Gabbi Garcia, and Joseph Morong.

Beginning January 1, netizens will be able to watch GMA ONE Online Exclusives on GMA’s Youtube channel (www.youtube.com/gmanetwork) featuring not just one, but three shows: “Adulting with Atom Araullo”, “#Goals with Gabbi Garcia”, and “Fact or Fake with Joseph Morong”.

In “Adulting with Atom Araullo”, the new GMA Public Affairs host joins millennials in their journey towards adulthood. Atom gives netizens a peek at his everyday struggles as he faces the responsibilities of being on his own, and living on a budget. And yes, Atom also shares tips on love: how does one go through courtship and online dating?

“We hope to talk about the different challenges we face as we enter the adult world,” says Atom in an interview. “Nobody teaches us these kinds of things. Sometimes we're lucky to have friends or family to help us get into it painlessly but for the most part, nangangapa tayo sa ganiyan. Everything from finding your own place, budgeting your money, making career decisions, personal relationships, or taxes, things like these. I feel like a lot of people can relate to these challenges,” he added.

Meanwhile, get inspired by Millennial It Girl Gabbi Garcia’s videos as she shares her personal objectives in “#Goals with Gabbi Garcia”. A show that will definitely tickle the fancy of the "kikays" out there, “#Goals with Gabbi Garcia” sees Gabbi exploring her goals in beauty, style, makeup, travel, and music.

“We're in a new age now where millennials appreciate digital content, they're really into social media,” says Gabbi. “The show is very relatable to the youth because in #Goals, we will talk about makeup tutorials, new trends, how a typical teenager lives her life”.

"Kapuso" reporter Joseph Morong, on the other hand, debunks false news items in “Fact or Fake with Joseph Morong”. As more news sources are available online, Joseph will try to help millennials spot fake news.

“Fact or Fake’ goes back to one of the tenets of journalism which is fact-checking,” Joseph explains. “In the program, we’re going to define what fake news is as opposed to mistakes, misinformation, and disinformation. Bottom line is, we want to emphasize that in our society where there’s an overflow of information, it is important to be discerning.”

Don’t miss GMA ONE Online Exclusives: “Adulting with Atom Araullo”, “#Goals with Gabbi Garcia”, and “Fact or Fake with Joseph Morong” starting January 1, via GMA Network's official YouTube account (www.youtube.com/gmanetwork) with new episodes uploaded every Monday at 5 p.m. 

January 4, 2018

NYC Dept of Education: Schools Closed Thursday, January 4 Due to Severe Weather Conditions

Due to expected severe weather conditions, all New York City public schools will be closed Thursday, January 4, 2018. After-school programs, adult education, YABC programs, and PSAL activities are also cancelled.

DOE central and field offices will remain open. Information for staff can be found on the Staff Emergency Page.
New York City district schools will be open, Friday, January 5, 2018. All programs and activities will be held as scheduled.

December 20, 2017

Parol Lighting Kicks Off “Paskong Pilipino 2017” in New York; PNP Chief De La Rosa Leads Special Guests

New York – The Philippine Consulate General in New York launched “Paskong Pilipino” on 5 December 2017 at the Philippine Center with a Parol Lighting Ceremony participated in by a capacity audience from the Filipino-American Community.

Consul General Theresa Dizon-De Vega welcomed guests to the parol lighting and invited them to take part in the December activities of the Consulate including the 9-day Simbang Gabi sa Konsulado from 5-13 December 2017. “This is our way of bringing some of the traditions, sights, sounds, and flavors of the Philippine Christmas season to our kababayans overseas,” she added.

Special Guest Philippine National Police Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa was on hand to deliver a message of hope and a request for prayers and support for the men and women of the Philippine police force at the lighting ceremony. He assured the community members that the Philippine National Police will do its utmost to keep their families and loved ones safe back in the Philippines.

Several parols donated by the cities of Angeles and San Fernando in Pampanga Province, known for its exquisitely made Christmas lanterns, were lit up to the delight of Filipinos spending Christmas far from their families and friends in the Philippines.
A bahay kubo (nipa hut) festooned with mini parols and donated by the Ay, Borongan Association of Samar was likewise set up at the Philippine Center Lobby Gallery to add to the festive atmosphere.

The Kayumanggi Chorale based in New Jersey rendered Philippine Christmas carols further adding to the significance of the event. 

Contributed/ PCGNY