Connections is one of CORE’s primary vehicles of membership communication. First developed for members in the Fall of 2008 and released on a quarterly / semi-annual basis, Connections aims to highlight CORE’s activities in the Tri-State area. The newsletter presents notable efforts by CORE members, volunteers and partners in the Filipino-American community and abroad.

Upcoming events, pertinent membership information and updates, and guest articles are also featured. Member contributions for the newsletter are always welcome and reviewed on a rolling basis. To learn more, e-mail

Some highlights from past issues include:

  • Essays from contributing writers Michael Alberto and Carmencita-Mia Q. Fulgado;
  • Member spotlights on Iris Buhay, Loren San Diego, Anthony Yabut and others;
  • Member-led workshops, like “Maasim: The Unique Role of Sourness in Filipino Cuisine.” (Aug 21, 2010);
  • Outreach and Partnership events, like A Family Affair (April 19, 2009 for BKP-NY) and Lakad Tulong (October 11, 2009 for HTFI);
  • And feature articles for CORE events, such as “Write to Our Culture” Performance Showcase Fundraiser (Nov 11, 2010) and “Ilustrado: A Night with Miguel Syjuco” (Dec 3, 2010).


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