By Tambi Wycoco
New York City
The Filipino American Press Club of New York, Inc. elected its new Board of Directors with Richard “Ricky” Rillera being voted President of the media group for 2016-2018.
The Fil-Am Press Club of New York is a group of media practitioners and professionals in media and media-related industries and organizations based in the Greater New York area founded in 2011.
Rillera holds the reins of the online news site “philippinedailymirror.com” that serves as the New York edition of a leading Philippine publication of the same masthead.
He had been a columnist of “The Filipino Express” weekly community publication. Rillera is also a network member and Chairman of info inc New Jersey Chapter.
Elected Vice President was Cristina DC Pastor who brings us the online site “The FilAm.net” of which she is the founding editor. She also co-founded “Makilala, ” a television talk show aired regularly over Queens Public Television/Time Warner and
Manhattan Neighborhood Network. She is one of three co-hosts of “Makilala”. Early in her move to the New York area, she was the Editor-in-Chief of “The Filipino Express”.
Before then she served for six years as Managing Editor of the California-based “Philippine News”.
While based in the West Coast, one of the major print publications of the New York region is “Asian Journal” and its Executive Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the New York/New Jersey Edition, Momar Visaya, was elected Treasurer. Visaya served as Vice President of the Fil-Am Press Club in the last two years.
Voted members of the Board of Directors were Noel Pangilinan, Marivir Montebon and Don Tagala. Outgoing President Monette Rivera stays on the Board for the next two years. (Information Inc. Network News – iiNN Photo by Lambert Parong.
In the featured photo are FAPCNY newly elected president Ricky Rillera, 2nd from left and vice president Cristina DC Pastor, 4th from left, and members of the Board for 2016-2018)