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Adam Jacobs, Ali Ewoldt, Charice and More Perform at TOFA-NY Awards Tonight, 10/27

Adam Jacobs, Ali Ewoldt, Charice and More Perform at TOFA-NY Awards Tonight, 10/27New York, October 25, 2012 - Broadway's "Les Miserables" stars Adam Jacobs, who also recently appeared as Simba in Disney's "The Lion King," and Ali Ewoldt are reuniting on stage to perform before a predominantly Filipino-American audience at this year's "The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York" (TOFA-NY) awarding rites at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall tonight, October 27, 2012 at 8 p.m.

Fox TV hit "Glee" former guest star Charice, who was recently seen promoting her movie "Here Comes the Boom," a comedy film starring Kevin James and Salma Hayek, is also performing at the TOFA-NY formal event, where the Drama Desk Award-winning theater group Ma-Yi Theater Company, and set and costume designer Eduardo Sicangco ("Gentlemen Prefer Blondes") are two of the awardees.

New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has elaborated on the TOFA-NY Awards, "New York has always been a city of promise and opportunity, making us a magnet for talented individuals from across the globe. From Woodside [Queens, New York] to neighborhoods across the five boroughs, our Filipino communities are some of the most vibrant, and this event [TOFA-NY awarding rites] is a wonderful chance to celebrate the many contributions that Filipino Americans have made in everything from government and business to medicine and the arts."

"This October, as we celebrate the Filipino American History Month, we are proud to honor the many men and women of Filipino descent who remain committed to making our great city even better," Mayor Bloomberg added.

Besides Ma-Yi Theater Company and Sicangco, other TOFA-NY Award recipients this year include the following:

BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Edwin Josue of Halstead Realty, a real estate broker

COMMUNITY SERVICE & ADVOCACY

Yves Nibungco of Anakbayan NY/NJ, chair of Anakbayan serving mostly new immigrant youths

EDUCATION, RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY

Agnes 'Bing' Magtoto, an adjunct professor teaching Elementary Filipino I & II, a language and culture course at New York University

ENTERTAINMENT

Kirby Asunto, a young singer and a protégé of boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao

FASHION & STYLE

Danelle Izza Dungca, a fashion designer and creative director of ONE 10 Collection

FOOD & RESTAURANTS

Anthony and Lisa Siopongo of Casa Manila, restauranteurs

HEALTH CARE

Jona Jane Tajonera, a health care consultant

LGBT ADVOCACY

Cecilio Asuncion, a writer-producer behind the documentary "What's the T, " which tells about the lives of five transgender women

MEDIA & PUBLISHING

Ryan Songalia, a boxing reporter for RingTV

PUBLIC SERVICE & POLITICS

Mayor Guillermo Udarbe, a doctor and mayor of Ridgway, Pennsylvania

YOUTH & SPORTS

Advancement for Rural Kids, Inc., a nonprofit that raises funds to improve the health and provide education for school-age children in the Philippines

Tickets for the TOFA-NY Awards night are sold out.

For more information, visit CarnegieHall.org.

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Oliver Oliveros Oliver Oliveros received a master's degree in public relations and corporate communication from New York University while serving as regional director for BroadwayWorld.com, where he accepted an Award for Excellence: Best International Editor in 2013.

In the last 20 years, Oliver has been handling either public relations, corporate communication, or integrated marketing communications for numerous brands (including Pepsi), Broadway shows, Broadway stars, non-profit organizations, and mainstream celebrities.

He is the editor-in-chief of Fil-Am Who’s Who magazine, and a board member, handling publicity and communications, for the annual The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York Awards held in Carnegie Hall.


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