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Wonders never cease.

Wonders never cease. At Gerry’s Grill in Cerritos, Table 1, leftmost: Perla Santos, birthday girl Jojie Santos, Samboy, and Shirley Uychocde; standing: Joey Uychocde and Marlon Maghari. Table 2, rightmost: seated from left: Exal Igidbashian, birthday girl Paz Carillo and Puring W. Transfiguracion; standing: Virgie Vivas, Vicky Soong, and Mel G. Paredes. Both Vicky and Mel found common relatives and friends from Table 1; Puring was quick to recruit Shirley when she found out the young graduate is a PWU alumna; and Virgie found more passengers for her bus to Harrah’s. Photos by Lydia V. Solis

On April 12th, at the Ports O’Call Restaurant here, Los Angeles Consul General Mary Jo Bernardo Aragon was honored during a “Pinay Gathering,” in celebration of International Women’s History Month,” organized and hosted by cultural activist Linda Nietes. The latter celebrates her 24th year of service to the Filipino American community in promoting Philippine books in America.

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