Sunday, October 02, 2016
Saturday, October 01, 2016
Vote in the November 8th presidential, congressional, state and local elections- E. Pascual, Community Affairs Director
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Veterans advocates call for passage of the Congressional Gold Medal Award for Filipino World War II Veterans
Monday, May 25, 2015
May 23, 2015
Atlanta, GA- "Former President Fidel V. Ramos, the 12th president and commander in chief
of the Republic of the Philippines squared off with former five times "real
deal" heavy weight champion of the world, Evander Hollyfield. It was dubbed
"Thriller in Atlanta" by Honorary Consul General Raoul "Ray" Donato. He and
his wife Peggy, together with the Fil-Am community leaders hosted a
reception for the former President and Mrs. Amelita Ramos in their
residence. Ramos was honored by West Point in New York in the dedication of
a Presidential suite in his name at the Thayer Hotel last May 17, 2015.
Evander Hollyfield recently had a "boxing" bout with Presidential Candidate
GOP candidate, Mitt Romney. Hollyfield and Mike Tyson achieved Notoriety in
a match on June 28th 1997 when Tyson bit Hollyfiled's ear.
Accordingly, Hollyfield made a comment that he thought Manny Pacquaio won
the fight in Las Vegas with Floyd Mayweather last May 2nd 2015."
Thursday, January 29, 2015
PHCG Raoul "Ray" Donato converses with founder of CNN Ted Turner today in the once a year by "invitation only" luncheon by the Buckhead Coalition Club. They discussed about the Philippines---Ted Turner stayed at the MacArthur Suite at the Manila hotel when he visited the Philippines many years ago. He may go again soon. Turner is the largest owner (2 million acres of land in the U.S. alone) in the United States. He was involved in the Atlanta Braves among other things.
Monday, January 05, 2015
The Galing Foundation, Inc. Board and its designee will
Procedure: Nominations may come from a resident of Georgia nominating a student of Filipino heritage attending a school in the state of Georgia. The nomination must be in writing and must be E-mailed to: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than January 10, 2015.
I. Selection: A selection committee composed of 3 distinguished members of the Filipino community serving in the state of Georgia will make the final selection.
II. Criteria for selection will be based on the following:
A. Academic Excellence: Each nominee shall provide proof of academic achievement (report card) as well as active involvement in extra-curricular
B. Community Service: Willingly volunteers his/her time and resources to schools and/or communities through non-profit 501 ©3 charitable organizations in Georgia when called upon; (proof of rendered service to state and/or federal recognized charitable organization) benefiting communities in need. Please see attached YLA Service form 2014.
C. Leadership: Demonstrates self-initiative and commitment in promoting educational and charitable activities.
D. Character: Demonstrates genuine concern for others. Sets a positive example for youth to emulate and displays an exemplary disposition towards others.
E. Essay: Growing Up Filipino-American: A Personal Retrospective (minimum of 300 words)
The more you work, study and develop your ability to contribute more to the lives and well-being of others, the better life you will have in all areas". - Brian Tracy, Motivational Speaker, Author.
Former Youth Leader Honorees:
2013 – Je’an Francis Cantilang (H.S.) of Locust Grove, GA.
2012 – Camille Mapua (H.S.) of Woodstock, GA
Shereen Ragheb (M.S.) of Atlanta, GA
2011 – Kimberly Moriles of Jonesboro, GA
2010 - Jordan Alexandar Moratin of Grayson, GA
2009 – Joanne Kelly Utt of Senoia, GA
2008 - Janice Alcalde of Chamblee, GA
2007 – Omar Ragheb of Atlanta, GA To receive nomination forms, sponsor or for more information, please call 404-925-2639 or
Saturday, January 03, 2015
November 14, 2014 in Atlanta, GA
The Philippine Honorary Consul General Raoul "Ray" Donato and the Filipino community in Atlanta presented a Liberation Medal to veteran Melvin S. Sturm for his service with the Third Fleet and in the United States Navy during WWII. "I feel blessed to have so many good years after the War when so many young men and women never made it home." - Sturm
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Philippine government to honor Corporal Glen Cocke at 7th Heritage Day in Nashville, TN on August 9
by Willy Blanco
Corporal Glen Cocke is about 90 years old now and lives in Nashville, TN, and one of the few remaining living US Army veterans who took part in the liberation campaign of the Philippines from the Japanese, from January 9 to August 15, 1945.
Corporal Cocke was a radio man at the #756 field Artillery Battalion that landed in Lingayen, Pangasinan on January 9, 1945 and they advanced down San Fernando Valley on their way to liberate Manila in February 1945.
(see flyer for details).
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
"The Philippine Honorary Consul General Raoul "Ray" Donato and Mrs. Peggy Donato of Atlanta, Georgia, attended the benefit concert entitled "After the Storm" at the John F. Kennedy performing Arts Center in Washington D.C. on June 16, 2014. The event was a fund raiser for Typhoon Haiyan which devastated Central Philippines. It was a star studded evening by Broadway stars Lea Salonga, Lou Diamond Philip, Apl.de.ap, Black Eyed Peas, Grammy nominated tenor Rodel Rosel and Joffrey Ballet Christina Rocas. PHCG Donato had breakfast at the residence of Ambassador Jose Cuisia III
with Lea Salonga and her husband Robert Chien and family. Others are friends of the Philippine Ambassador and Mrs. Victoria Cuisia.