Lacson to US lawmakers opposing anti-terror law: ‘Shut up, hypocrites’

MANILA, July 18 (Mabuhay) — Senator Panfilo Lacson on Friday questioned the moral ascendancy of some US Congress members to oppose and criticize the Philippines’ anti-terror law. “I wonder how many among those 50 or so members of the US Congress voted in favor of their own country’s Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001… These US Congress […]

18.07.2020 · Filled under: Legal Matters, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·

BI division recommends filing deportation case vs. Chinese who hurt cyclist, spat on guard

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — An official of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Saturday said a recommendation has been made to file a deportation case against a Chinese national who recently hurt a cyclist and spat on a security guard. BI National Operations Center spokesperson and chief Melvin Mabulac said the Chinese national identified as Dong […]

12.07.2020 · Filled under: Legal Matters, News, Philippine News ·

PH retains highest classification in US anti-TIP standards

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — The United States retained Manila’s Tier 1 status in its annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, the highest classification, for the fifth year in a row. The State Department recognized Manila’s assistance to a total of 6,772 potential trafficking victims and around 1,143 Filipino trafficking survivors from the Middle East and Asia. […]

01.07.2020 · Filled under: Legal Matters, News, Philippine News ·
DOH, WHO conduct free HIV screening in the workplace

DOH, WHO conduct free HIV screening in the workplace

MANILA, May 11, 2018 – The Department of Health (DOH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) held a one-day free confidential and anonymous HIV screening in the workplace in several sites within the department compound on Friday. This activity is part of the observance of International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day on May 18. About 400 […]

18.05.2018 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Hometown, News ·
Carson to mark 15th anniversary of 9/11 with patriotic tribute

Carson to mark 15th anniversary of 9/11 with patriotic tribute

City of Carson officials will lead the Carson community in patriotic tribute as the nation commemorates the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terroristic attacks. The event will take place on Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. at the atrium of the Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center, located at 801 E. Carson Street in Carson.  The event is open […]

10.09.2016 · Filled under: Happenings ·

St. Lorenzo Ruiz Parish to celebrate Silver Jubilee Sept 17

The month of September promises to be an exciting time for St. Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic Parish Community, presenting two memorable nights of celebration, to commemorate their 25th Silver Jubilee as a parish. On September 17, they will present a musical play entitled Lorenzo Ruiz: the First Filipino Saint. This play will star Mat Ranillo III, a Filipino […]

28.08.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News, Music ·

Calidad Humana celebrates the Filipino spirit in DC

WASHINGTON, DC – Delegates and participants of the 2016 International Young Leaders Assembly (IYLA) gathered at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy for a special reception and photo exhibit of the book, Calidad Humana: Sharing the Filipino Spirit in the evening of 10 August 2016. Calidad Humana or human compassion, defined as a positive and wholesome attitude towards others […]

15.08.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Campaign Promoting Benefits Of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Campaign Promoting Benefits Of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Eligible immigrants strongly urged to take the first step now to have a chance of becoming a U.S. citizen before November election   Over 300,000 Asian immigrants in L.A. County currently eligible to naturalize and become a U.S. Citizen LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), in close partnership with community-based organizations and […]

13.08.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Promotions, Services ·
CalCPA gives advice on battling tax identity theft

CalCPA gives advice on battling tax identity theft

Many people are aware of the dangers of identity theft but may not realize how quickly it is growing or the numerous areas in which it can occur. Did you know, for example, that identity theft reports to the Federal Trade Commission jumped by nearly 50 percent in 2015, to almost half a million claims? […]

11.08.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
White House Initiative, UC Riverside Partner to Improve Asian American, Pacific Islander Data

White House Initiative, UC Riverside Partner to Improve Asian American, Pacific Islander Data

Nationwide challenge encourages novel approaches to understand the fastest-growing population group By Bettye Miller RIVERSIDE, Calif., AUGUST 10, 2016 – Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the fastest-growing and most diverse racial groups in the country. Between 2000 and 2010, their populations grew by 46 percent and 40 percent, respectively, compared to 10 percent for the […]

10.08.2016 · Filled under: Services, U.S. News ·
SEC review reflects serious concerns regarding bond credit ratings

SEC review reflects serious concerns regarding bond credit ratings

According to the web sites run by Fitch, Moody’s and S&P, the definition of a BBB+ rated bond is the following; “An obligation rated ‘BBB’ exhibits adequate protection parameters. However, adverse economic conditions or changing circumstances are more likely to lead to a weakened capacity of the obligor to meet its financial commitment on the […]

08.08.2016 · Filled under: Services ·
Campaign Promoting Benefits Of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Campaign Promoting Benefits Of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Eligible immigrants strongly urged to take the first step now to have a chance of becoming a U.S. citizen before November election Over 300,000 Asian immigrants in L.A. County currently eligible to naturalize and become a U.SLOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), in close partnership with community-based organizations and local government, announced […]

06.08.2016 · Filled under: Asian News, Offers, Promotions, Services ·
Local health groups launch ‘Rethink Your Asian Drink’ campaign

Local health groups launch ‘Rethink Your Asian Drink’ campaign

A coalition of health and community organizations recently launched the “Rethink Your Asian Drink” campaign, in an effort to bring awareness to various Asian drinks such as Boba and milk tea, that are sugary and have literally little or no value. The goal of this campaign is to empower the public and bring awareness and health concerns […]

04.08.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Offers, Promotions ·
14th Historic Filipinotown Festival, Saturday, August 06, 2016

14th Historic Filipinotown Festival, Saturday, August 06, 2016

Los Angeles- Let’s all come and celebrate. A TASTE OF BICOL at the 14th Historic Filipinotown Festival at the Silver Lake Medical Center (SLMC) on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 6;00 PM. This year, the motif of the 14th Historic Filipinotown Festival will be A TASTE OF BICOL in honor of the Bicol Region, its food […]

03.08.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
DACA remains valid as Asians urged to avail immigration relief

DACA remains valid as Asians urged to avail immigration relief

By Abner Galino Contrary to popular impression, President Barack Obama’s executive action in 2012 to shield from deportation undocumented persons who came to the US when they were children, otherwise known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA, remains in effect despite a recent unfavorable decision by the US Supreme Court on the […]

01.08.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
FYLPRO holds info session in DC

FYLPRO holds info session in DC

WASHINGTON, DC – FYLPRO alums Melissa Medina and RJ Diokno led the information session on the 5th FYLPRO Immersion Program on 26 July 2016 at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy. Every year since its establishment in 2012 by former Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., the Filipino-American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPRO) brought […]

31.07.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
LA Fellows seeks unemployed professionals for free training

LA Fellows seeks unemployed professionals for free training

Despite the uptick in the economy, many long-term unemployed workers and older, educated, highly-skilled mid-level professionals are still struggling to find jobs. Stable, secure, salaried positions are becoming less common; workers must often learn how to cobble together contract or part-time positions to pay the bills. The LA Fellows program at Los Angeles Valley College was designed […]

25.07.2016 · Filled under: Services ·
PHL Museum of Natural History design celebrates nature, Science & Arts

PHL Museum of Natural History design celebrates nature, Science & Arts

WASHINGTON, DC – Art and science enthusiasts and members of the Filipino community gathered at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy on Friday, 15 July 2016, for a presentation by Architect Dominic Galicia on the creation of the new National Museum of Natural History in Manila’s Rizal Park. The Museum of Natural History will be housed in the […]

24.07.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Renowned Filipino Designer Rocky Gathercole vsits ABS-CBN Foundation’s Bantay Bata

Renowned Filipino Designer Rocky Gathercole vsits ABS-CBN Foundation’s Bantay Bata

AFI head praises designer for “Rock The Runway” fundraiser on July 28 in Avalon Hollywood HOLLYWOOD, CA  – A heartwarming lovefest ensued upon the recent visit of Rocky Gathercole, famed Filipino designer to the biggest music stars, to the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya (Family Service) Foundation, Inc. or ALKFI. The designer to celebrities like Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer […]

20.07.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Happenings, International Stars, Local News ·
SSS to conduct on-site services in Los Angeles

SSS to conduct on-site services in Los Angeles

Los Angeles  – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles is pleased to inform you that Philippine Social Security System will conduct On-Site Services to be held at the Community Hall from 25 to 28 July 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The following programs will be offered by SSS during the event: Registration (new):  Issuance […]

11.07.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News, Services ·
California Home Visiting Program marks 100,000th visit

California Home Visiting Program marks 100,000th visit

SACRAMENTO – The California Home Visiting Program (CHVP) celebrated a landmark 100,000th visit this week as part of the state’s hands-on efforts to provide assistance to new parents and improve the health and wellbeing of children across the state. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) preventive intervention program focuses on positive parenting and child development. “Home visiting is an effective […]

11.07.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Services, U.S. News ·
FACC-SLAA holds workshop on social media marketing on July 11

FACC-SLAA holds workshop on social media marketing on July 11

Carson, CA – The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce South Bay will hold its second entrepreneurial workshop on Monday, July 11 at the Double Tree by Hilton Carson Hotel at 2 Civic Plaza Drive at 6:30 pm. The hotel is right across Carson Community Center. The business workshop will be conducted by Sweeney Mae, a […]

09.07.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Happenings, Local News, Science & Technology ·
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents ‘Out Of This World’

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents ‘Out Of This World’

A cosmic family adventure light years beyond your expectations First-Ever West Coast National Tour Debut Blasts Off July 14th – August 7th Throughout Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) – Prepare to blast off on an intergalactic adventure for space-age family fun as the ultimate circus experience launches into the future with Ringling Bros. and Barnum […]

07.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Happenings, Music ·
NaFFAA calls for nominees to the Alex Esclamado Memorial Award for Community Service

NaFFAA calls for nominees to the Alex Esclamado Memorial Award for Community Service

Washington, D.C. Now in its second year, the Alex Esclamado Memorial Award for Community Service will be a main highlight at NaFFAA’s 2016 National Empowerment Conference in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania on August 4-6. The awards are open to all Filipino and Filipino American organizations and associations in the United States, including those that are not members of NaFFAA. […]

05.07.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Promotions ·
FASO concert taps Sylvia La Torre, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle as special guests

FASO concert taps Sylvia La Torre, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle as special guests

The Philippines’ legendary veteran entertainer, Sylvia La Torre, and her granddaughter, Broadway performer and TV-film actress Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, will be the special guests in the August 13 concert of the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO). La Torre and Perez de Tagle will perform a duet and solo numbers with FASO, the only Filipino […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
Mangyan artist holds one-man art exhibit in La Habra

Mangyan artist holds one-man art exhibit in La Habra

Mat Relox, a Mangyan artist, known for his impassioned portrayal of the bucolic Mangyan life and culture, will hold his fourth one-man art exhibit 7 p.m., July 2, at the La Habra Art Gallery, 215 N. Orange St., La Habra, Calif. The exhibit runs through August 2. Guest artists at the ribbon cutting and opening reception are Ed Gumamit […]

30.06.2016 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Happenings ·
Philippine Department of Tourism-LA and Majestic Vacations launch “Philippine Travel Gems” Facebook Photo Contest

Philippine Department of Tourism-LA and Majestic Vacations launch “Philippine Travel Gems” Facebook Photo Contest

LOS ANGELES, CA (Mabuhay) -– Beginning July 1 through November 30, 2016, the Philippine Department of Tourism-Los Angeles and Majestic Vacations are holding an exciting online promotional campaign: “Philippine Travel Gems” Facebook Photo Contest. These travel and tourism industry partners are teaming up with Philippine Airlines to get Facebook users and travelers to the Philippines […]

29.06.2016 · Filled under: Art, Contests, Destinations, Happenings, Offers, Online, Photos, Promotions ·
UST medical alumni grand reunion at The Beach July 3-5

UST medical alumni grand reunion at The Beach July 3-5

LOS ANGELES – The UST Medical Alumni Association of America will go back to sunny Southern California for its 24th Grand Reunion and Medical Convention after almost two decades. The event will be held on July 3-6 at the Hilton Long Beach at 701 West Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90831. All the jubilarian years […]

27.06.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Washington exhibit honors Filipina suffragists

Washington exhibit honors Filipina suffragists

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “It is worth noting that Philippine society has always been blessed with strong and powerful women who shape the course of our history. Filipinas are active in diverse fields, pouring their talents, skill, and passion into many areas of human endeavor. It is therefore no wonder that the Philippine Suffrage Movement in the […]

24.06.2016 · Filled under: Art, Happenings, Local News ·
Many Eligible For Prop. 47 Relief Still Need to Apply

Many Eligible For Prop. 47 Relief Still Need to Apply

Viji Sundaram OAKLAND, Calif. – California’s Prop. 47 allows many individuals to change certain felonies into misdemeanors on their criminal records – but less than a quarter of those eligible have submitted their requests, and the window of opportunity could expire next year. Eighteen months into Prop. 47’s enactment, the state has received some 211,000 […]

22.06.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Legal Matters, Services ·
PHL’s ‘The Dreamweaver’ wows audience at the 2016 Euro Asia Shorts closing night

PHL’s ‘The Dreamweaver’ wows audience at the 2016 Euro Asia Shorts closing night

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “The Dreamweaver,” the Philippines’ entry to the closing night of the 2016 Euro Asia Short Film Festival, garnered admiration and generated discussion from the panelists and audience on 10 June 2016. Film and movie enthusiasts gathered at the Embassy of Italy for the 5th and closing night of the film festival which featured nine short […]

21.06.2016 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Happenings, Legal Matters, Local News ·
‘The Great Promenade of Philippine-American Friendship’ unveiled

‘The Great Promenade of Philippine-American Friendship’ unveiled

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Philippine Embassy proudly unveiled the “The Great Promenade of Philippine-American Friendship,” a mural by Filipino artist Dominic Rubio, and other works of art at the Chancery Annex building on 10 June 2016. Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. and his wife, Madam Maria Victoria Cuisia led the unveiling […]

16.06.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Grand ball caps PHL Independence Day celebration in Los Angeles

Grand ball caps PHL Independence Day celebration in Los Angeles

By Abner T. Galino A GRAND BALL in a plush hotel symbolically capped the week-long celebration of the 118th Philippine Independence Day in Los Angeles. On a theme of “Pagkakaisa, Pag-aambagan at Pagsulong,” the Kalayaan Incorporated filled up the grand ballroom of the The Concourse/Hyatt Regency Hotel on Saturday night (June 11) with business and community leaders for its […]

16.06.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
‘For His Glory’: An evening of classical and contemporary music for a cause

‘For His Glory’: An evening of classical and contemporary music for a cause

by: Rey Andres The field is ripe for harvest but unfortunately there are not too many people to do the harvesting because the act of doing so requires a lot of sacrifice, commitment and dedication. It has always been that since centuries ago when Jesus walked the face of the earth when he told His […]

Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders urged to vote  in California’s June 7 Primary

Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders urged to vote in California’s June 7 Primary

Asian Americans Advancing Justice releases “Get-Out-The-Vote” video with APIAVote LOS ANGELES – As Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) drew to a close last Tuesday, a new video was released by Asian Americans Advancing Justice and APIAVote urges Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) to go vote in this important election year. The video features George Takei, […]

03.06.2016 · Filled under: Asian News, Services ·
Boracay resort finalist at World Spa Awards

Boracay resort finalist at World Spa Awards

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan  (PNA) – A spa and wellness resort in this tourist island was chosen as one of the nominees for the 2nd World Spa Awards. Mandala Spa and Resort Villas has been nominated in two categories, particularly, Asia’s Best Wellness Retreat and Philippines’ Best Wellness Retreat. Situated in a private area in this […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Contests, Destinations, Health & Fitness, Services ·
Cebuana Lhuiller launches National Pilipino Protektado Day, to give free microinsurance to 1M Filipinos

Cebuana Lhuiller launches National Pilipino Protektado Day, to give free microinsurance to 1M Filipinos

MANILA  (PNA) –- Cebuana Lhuillier, the country’s largest microfinancial institution, launched Wednesday the National Pilipino Protektado Day, an initiative that promises to provide more security to different communities in the Philippines. During the unveiling of the project on today at the Fairmont Hotel Makati, the company, in partnership with Pioneer Insurance, announced that it will […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Offers, Promotions, Services ·
Bigger, better now tour 2016 announces new dates, fun-filled program for next-gen Fil-Ams

Bigger, better now tour 2016 announces new dates, fun-filled program for next-gen Fil-Ams

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Next generation Filipino-Americans aged 18 to 44 looking for excitement and adventure in the Philippines may now sign up for the “Now Philippines Tour” or simply, NOW Tour 2016, to be held on new dates 26 August – 3 September 2016 in Manila, Cebu, and Dumaguete. The NOW Tour 2016 is organized by The […]

31.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Offers, Promotions, Services ·
APO-GLA joins this year’s edition of fashion for a cause

APO-GLA joins this year’s edition of fashion for a cause

Alpha Phi Omega Greater Los Angeles Alumni Association (APO-GLA) has joined the Miss Philippines-USA Organization and Assumption College Alumni Association in holding this year’s edition of “FASHION for a CAUSE”, now on its 6th year. APO-GLA is celebrating its 35th founding anniversary of fostering Leadership, Friendship and Service to the community at large. For this […]

19.05.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
PHL Consulate takes part in 12th Santacruzan at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

PHL Consulate takes part in 12th Santacruzan at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles  – The officers and staff of the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles joined the 11th Archdiocesan Filipino Marian Celebration of “Santacruzan” held on 14 May 2016 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. The Most Reverend Archbishop Bernardito C. Auza Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
SCE launches Charge Ready Electric Vehicle Charging Pilot Program

SCE launches Charge Ready Electric Vehicle Charging Pilot Program

Hundreds of stations to be added for area employees, customers, residents and students ROSEMEAD, Calif., May 16, 2016 — Southern California Edison’s Charge Ready program will bring representatives of local businesses and other organizations together on Wednesday in Irwindale to learn how they can take part in the pilot program that will add as many as 1,500 […]

17.05.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Local News, Motoring, Science & Technology, Services ·
City of LA announces  entertainment lineup for ‘Pacific Bridge’ concert

City of LA announces entertainment lineup for ‘Pacific Bridge’ concert

New outdoor event featuring prominent Asian Pacific American entertainers and performers LOS ANGELES – Councilmember David Ryu and the City of Los Angeles will be rounding off the end of Los Angeles Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (LAAPAHM) with “Pacific Bridge,” a high energy family-friendly concert that invites some of the most renowned Asian Pacific […]

17.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings, Local News ·
Interpreter request web portal available for small claims hearings

Interpreter request web portal available for small claims hearings

The Los Angeles Superior Court has launched a new service that allows parties needing language assistance in small claims cases to request an interpreter free of charge in advance of their court hearing. The Interpreter Request Portal can be found on the Court’s website at www.lacourt.org or through the following link: http://www.lacourt.org/irud/ui/index.aspx?ct=SC Any party in a small claims […]

14.05.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
4th Historic Filipinotown PHL Independence Day Parade June 4

4th Historic Filipinotown PHL Independence Day Parade June 4

Los Angeles – The 4th  Historic Filipinotown PH Independence Parade Committee (4HFTIDC) cordially invites all Filipino-American organizations to participate in the 4th Historic Filipinotown Kalayaan Parade on June 4 beginning at 9 a.m. Organizers said assembly time is scheduled at 8 a.m. at the assembly area in front of the Silver Lake Medical Center (SLMC). […]

12.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Happenings, Local News ·
Fil-Ams to hold centennial celebration for NVM Gonzalez

Fil-Ams to hold centennial celebration for NVM Gonzalez

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA – Friends, colleagues and former students of Nestor Vicente Madali Gonzalez, better known as NVM Gonzalez will remember him at a Centennial Celebration on Saturday, May 21, 2016. The event will be held at the Echo Park Branch Library located at 1410 W Temple Street, Los Angeles from 2-5 p.m. NVM was born […]

11.05.2016 · Filled under: Books, Happenings, Local News ·
Vote now for AARP’s Asian American & Pacific Islander Community Hero Awards; Pinay among candidates

Vote now for AARP’s Asian American & Pacific Islander Community Hero Awards; Pinay among candidates

WASHINGTON, D.C  – Vote now for AARP’s inaugural Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Hero Awards to acknowledge the hard-working staff and volunteers of non-profit organizations serving AAPIs age 50-plus. Visitfacebook.com/AARPAAPICommunity to cast your vote during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month until May 31, 2016 at 11pm ET. Three heroes and their organizations […]

10.05.2016 · Filled under: Contests, Local News, Services ·
City of Los Angeles celebrates Asian-Pacific Heritage month

City of Los Angeles celebrates Asian-Pacific Heritage month

By Myrna Aquitania Los Angeles City Council member David Ryu, Board of Public Works Commissioner Joel Jacinto, the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and several other LA City Council members, celebrated the Asian-Pacific Heritage month at the City Hall on April 22, 2016. The month-long celebration, attended by various elected government officials,  Asian […]

07.05.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
65% of Americans traveling outside the U.S. will use mobile data to check in with loved ones back home

65% of Americans traveling outside the U.S. will use mobile data to check in with loved ones back home

You can now be connected in 100+ countries with Verizon TravelPass NEW YORK – A new survey reveals one in three Americans is planning to travel outside of the U.S. in the next year.  Of those traveling internationally, a whopping 80 percent plan to use their phone and data on their phone with 65 percent […]

06.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Science & Technology, Services ·
Lakambini ng Kalayaan Cultural Pageant June 3 at YMCA Glendale

Lakambini ng Kalayaan Cultural Pageant June 3 at YMCA Glendale

Los Angeles – The Lakambini ng Kalayaan 2016 is calling on all Filipino American organizations for participants in the cultural pageant of community organizations in Southern California slated for June 3, 2016 in Los Angeles at the YMCA Glendale located at 140 N.Louise St. Glendale CA 91206. This year’s main sponsoring organizations for the pageant is the […]

06.05.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·

Our Lady of the Valley Parish Church to Blessed Virgin Mary

CALIFORNIA  (Mabuhay) – Our Lady of the Valley (OLV} Parish Church in Canoga Park, California is dedicating the month of May to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Filipino Ministry is leading the celebration with novena starting on  the 6th of May to the 14th. This will culminate at the Filipino Mass on the 15th, […]

05.05.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
PUP/PCC Alumni USA to hold 1st Global Reunion

PUP/PCC Alumni USA to hold 1st Global Reunion

LOS ANGELES – This year’s Memorial Day weekend, May 27 to 30, 2016 will be an exceptional weekend for the graduates of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and the Philippine College of Commerce as they come together for a festive gathering for their first global reunion.The celebration will be held at The Orleans Hotel, […]

04.05.2016 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Johns Hopkins sympo reflects on PHL in 2016 and beyond

Johns Hopkins sympo reflects on PHL in 2016 and beyond

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Esteemed members of the government, private sector, and the academe gathered at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) for a symposium entitled “Philippines 2016: Governance, Growth, Development and Security” on 28 April 2016. Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, in his keynote address, described the Philippines’ path […]

30.04.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Health & Fitness, Local News ·
Docu screening remembers The Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers

Docu screening remembers The Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of the 70th anniversary celebration of the establishment of Philippines-United States diplomatic relations, the Philippine Embassy, in collaboration with the Asian-Pacific American (APA) Film held a community screening of the documentary, The Delano Manongs at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy on 22 April 2016. The Delano Manongs tells the story of farm labor organizer […]

30.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings ·
New report reveals booming Asian American older adult population in Los Angeles

New report reveals booming Asian American older adult population in Los Angeles

Census data show aging community’s growing needs and challenges, including poverty, language barriers, and health LOS ANGELES,  – The face of Los Angeles County’s older adult population is changing. According to a new report released today by AARP and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, Asian Americans are among the fastest-growing 50-plus populations countywide. […]

29.04.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News, Services ·
Street requiem Seattle benefits King County homeless

Street requiem Seattle benefits King County homeless

Over 150 local artists form mass chorus for fundraiser benefiting non-profit organizations working to end homelessness SEATTLE – “Street Requiem Seattle,” a spectacular choral work featuring 150 singers from 39 Seattlearea choruses and an ensemble of 14 local musicians, will be performed at Benaroya Hall on Sunday, May 1, at 7 PM. Ninety percent of […]

28.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings, Services ·
Travelling exhibit for  victimized women opens in LA

Travelling exhibit for victimized women opens in LA

By Abner Galino A MULTI-RACIAL feminist organization has opened a travelling art exhibition over the weekend in a gallery in Chinatown, Los Angeles to honor women who were victimized in the society in different ways. Titled  Recuerdo / Alaala / ذاكرة / Remembrance: Earrings of Shadow and Light, would be the “first traveling art exhibition […]

20.04.2016 · Filled under: Art, Happenings, Local News ·
Taiwan launches tourism campaign in LA

Taiwan launches tourism campaign in LA

By Abner Galino A campaign to attract North American tourists, dubbed as “Best of Taste Taiwan,” was recently launched in Los Angeles by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau. The campaign, which emphasizes Taiwan’s “heart of Asia” geographical location, strives to convince people why the country is a “perfect destination for both long-haul and stopover visits.” At the center […]

17.04.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Offers, Online, Promotions ·
Earn Less Than $13,870? California Rewards Low-Income Tax Filers.

Earn Less Than $13,870? California Rewards Low-Income Tax Filers.

SACRAMENTO–The Golden State’s poverty statistics are grim: Two in five people live just over the federal poverty level (FPL), and the state has the highest child poverty rate in the nation. But this year, for the first time, California’s working poor will get to keep more of their earnings in their pockets thanks to the […]

13.04.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Offers, Services ·
30 Edison scholars to receive $1.2-M; Each scholar gets $40,000

30 Edison scholars to receive $1.2-M; Each scholar gets $40,000

ROSEMEAD, Calif.,   — Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, congratulates 30 high school seniors who have been named 2016 Edison Scholars, each winning a $40,000 scholarship. Students will learn of their scholarship award April 11-15 when SCE staffers make notifications that will include surprise visits to some schools. “Congratulations to these deserving Edison Scholars,” said Janet […]

06.04.2016 · Filled under: Offers, Services ·
AHA to host free health and wellness day for Asian seniors April 18

AHA to host free health and wellness day for Asian seniors April 18

Event will offer free health screenings, healthy cooking demo and fun dance activity LOS ANGELES, CA – The American Heart Association (AHA) is teaming up with the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) and Erasto R. Batongmalaque Foundation to host a health and wellness day for seniors in the Asian community on April 18, 2016 at the […]

05.04.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Health & Fitness, Services ·
Journey at Pechanga hosts for the 4th time the exclusive Kore 2016 Pro-Am

Journey at Pechanga hosts for the 4th time the exclusive Kore 2016 Pro-Am

Kore 2016 Pro-Am comes back to Journey at Pechanga on April 3 and 4, 2016. Pechanga is holding the tournament at their resort for the fourth year as the proud official sponsor. Journey at Pechanga is Pechanga Resort & Casino’s premiere championship golf course, already well known among many Asian golfers. This year, 26 talented LPGA golfers were […]

03.04.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Happenings, Sports & Recreation ·
Apl. deAp gets a ‘spotlight’ at CHLA

Apl. deAp gets a ‘spotlight’ at CHLA

By Abner Galino POPULAR rapper Apl. deap has earned a “spotlight” at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) celebrity charity wall for leading a campaign against blindness among children in the Philippines. Apl. deap, whose real name is Allan Pineda Lindo, came to the CHLA at Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles on Thursday and took […]

29.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Local News, Music, Services ·
LA to host All-Star Game for record sixth time in 2018

LA to host All-Star Game for record sixth time in 2018

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |   – Los Angeles was named by the NBA on Tuesday as the host city for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, the record sixth time the Southern California metropolis will stage the event. The 67th showdown between elite squads from the Eastern and Western conferences will be played February 18, 2018, at the […]

25.03.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Sports & Recreation ·
Get up and walk on National Walking Day, April 6

Get up and walk on National Walking Day, April 6

American Heart Association, Union Bank to host group walk in downtown LA LOS ANGELES, March 23, 2016 – Heart disease is the nation’s No. 1 killer and stroke is the leading cause of disability. LA’s workforce can make a positive impact on their heart and brain health, starting with simple steps – take 30 minutes of the […]

24.03.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
2nd Lakambini Ng Kalayaan Cultural Pageant calls for participants

2nd Lakambini Ng Kalayaan Cultural Pageant calls for participants

Los Angeles – The Lakambini Ng Kalayaan 2016 is back in its full glory. And organizers of The Lakambini Ng Kalayaan 2016 are calling for participants to join the cultural pageant of community organizations that will take place on June 3 in Los Angeles. The winner of The Lakambini Ng Kalayaan will be the muse of the […]

18.03.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Contests, Happenings, Local News ·
3rd Traditional Holy Week Pabasa in Historic Filipinotown March 24-25

3rd Traditional Holy Week Pabasa in Historic Filipinotown March 24-25

Los Angeles – The FILAM International-USA, The Philippine Institute of Language, Arts and Culture (PILAC) and the Filipino American Service Group Inc (FASGI)  cordially invite everyone  to the 3rd Year of “The Pabasa” – the Filipino cultural tradition of reading The Holy Bible Reading by singing in Pilipino during the Holy Week. The Pabasa (Bible Reading […]

15.03.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Tax time tips and reminders, courtesy of Wells Fargo

Tax time tips and reminders, courtesy of Wells Fargo

Forgetting about tax deductions or credits can be costly. It’s important to tell your tax preparer about your expenses, gifts and retirement plan contributions to help lessen your tax bill. Even if you prepare your own tax return, begin gathering this information now. Here is a “Top 10” list of tax tips that can easily […]

15.03.2016 · Filled under: Services ·
USCIS announces $10-M citizenship and integration grant opportunities

USCIS announces $10-M citizenship and integration grant opportunities

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now accepting applications for two funding opportunities under the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program. These are competitive grant opportunities for organizations that prepare permanent residents for naturalization and promote civic integration through increased knowledge of English, U.S. history and civics. The two programs will provide up to $10 million in […]

09.03.2016 · Filled under: Services, U.S. News ·
DHS launches pilot program on hiring alien workers

DHS launches pilot program on hiring alien workers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the launch of a Known Employer pilot to assess a new process for employers seeking to hire certain workers through employment-based visa categories. By modifying the process U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) uses to reviews an employer’s eligibility to sponsor individuals under certain employment-based […]

06.03.2016 · Filled under: Services, U.S. News ·
AARP seeks nomination for Asian American & Pacific Islander Community Hero Awards

AARP seeks nomination for Asian American & Pacific Islander Community Hero Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C – AARP is pleased to announce its new Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Hero Awards to acknowledge hard-working staff and volunteers of non-profit organizations. The call for nominations is open now until March 31, 2016 at AARP’s AAPI Community Facebook page. “We encourage everyone to nominate the passionate and committed individuals in […]

06.03.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Offers, Promotions, Services ·
AF3IRM South Bay joins International Women’s Day March

AF3IRM South Bay joins International Women’s Day March

Long Beach, CA – Hazel Koons, coordinator of AF3IRM South Bay announced that the chapter will join the second annual International Women’s Day mass action on March 6 at 12 noon at the Los Angeles Police Department, 100 w. 1st  Street in  downtown Los Angeles. Koons said that a contigent of students, professionals from the […]

04.03.2016 · Filled under: Happenings ·
World Book Day – Nanie Guanlao and his free library in Manila

World Book Day – Nanie Guanlao and his free library in Manila

In the Makati district of Manila in the Philippines, there’s a large sign outside the front of an otherwise unassuming house stating “free reading to the public”. Over the last fifteen years, Ernando ‘Nanie’ Guanlao has transformed his home into a library, open to anyone and everyone. Starting with only 100 books, the 63 year-old former accountant has […]

03.03.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Books, Offers, Online, Promotions, Services ·
SBA economic injury disaster loans available to small businesses

SBA economic injury disaster loans available to small businesses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Small, nonfarm businesses in all 58 California counties and neighboring Arizona, Nevada and Oregon counties listed below are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the drought that began January 1, 2016, announced […]

02.03.2016 · Filled under: Offers, Services, U.S. News ·
‘Bamboo Flowers’ charms US audiences at 8TH Bridges to the World Film Fest

‘Bamboo Flowers’ charms US audiences at 8TH Bridges to the World Film Fest

Washington, D.C. – “Bamboo Flowers,” a critically acclaimed film by multi-awarded director Maryo J. delos Reyes, charmed audiences during the 8th Bridges to the World Film Festival held at six separate venues in Maryland. The Bridges to the World Film Festival is an annual flagship event organized by the World Artists Experiences (WAE), a non-profit organization […]

26.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film, Happenings ·
Ultimate Heartthrobs Piolo & Sam with ‘Pokwang’ & Darren Live at Pechanga in March

Ultimate Heartthrobs Piolo & Sam with ‘Pokwang’ & Darren Live at Pechanga in March

Two of the most sought after young Filipino actors, both on screen, cinema and singing sensation, Piolo Pascual and Sam Milby – along with comedian extraordinaire, ‘Pokwang’ and budding male actor Darren Espanto, in one of a kind performance ever will lead the pack of performers live at Pechanga Resort & Casino on March 26 at 8p.m. and March 27 at 5pm. Pechanga Resort & Casino […]

24.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
Fun and self-discovery await next-gen Filipino-Americans on now tour 2016

Fun and self-discovery await next-gen Filipino-Americans on now tour 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Filipino-Americans aged 18 to 44 have the chance to rediscover their roots while taking on an exciting adventure in the Philippines by joining the “Now Philippines Tour” or simply, NOW Tour 2016, to be held on 7-14 April 2016 in the key destinations of Manila, Dumaguete and Cebu. “Wherever I go in the United States, […]

22.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Offers, Promotions ·
Shiseido introduces White Lucent, Bio-Performance, Ibuki, Sun Protection, and Makeup for the upcoming season

Shiseido introduces White Lucent, Bio-Performance, Ibuki, Sun Protection, and Makeup for the upcoming season

NEW YORK – Shiseido, one of the oldest cosmetics companies in the world, introduced its Spring 2016 collection, including several products from its White Lucent and Ibuki lines. The collection also features a new foundation and sun protection lotion for sensitive skin and children. Products from the Spring 2016 collection are formulated with breakthrough technologies […]

22.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Offers, Promotions ·

Dungeness crab health advisory lifted along Central California coast

SACRAMENTO – The health advisory regarding Dungeness crabs caught along the coast has been lifted from state waters in all areas south of Latitude 38° 00’ N, nearPoint Reyes. California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith lifted this advisory today due to recent tests showing that traces of domoic […]

18.02.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News, Services ·
“ISTRUKTURA 2” 3rd Solo Show

“ISTRUKTURA 2” 3rd Solo Show

“ISTRUKTURA 2” 3rd Solo Show By: Jose Johann Bitancor Mar 1- April 2, 2016 Recep: March 12 (Sat) 6:30- 9pm Jack London Square Realty 311 Oak Street, Suite 116 Oakland CA 94607 Biography: Jose Johann Bitancor is a Filipino painter and graphic designer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Far Eastern University in the Philippines. Prior […]

16.02.2016 · Filled under: Art, Happenings ·
Bedans of SoCal induction April 16

Bedans of SoCal induction April 16

San Beda College Alumni Association of Southern California (SBCAASC) is having their 34th Annual Induction Ball on April 16, 2016(Saturday) to be held at Anaheim Marriott Suites located at 12015 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92840 from 6:00 pm to midnight. This annual event is one of their ongoing yearly event to help indigent students in the Philippines […]

15.02.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·

CARE launches California Council on Carpet Recycling

18-member advisory group to give voice to diverse stakeholders Sacramento, CA  – The Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) has announced the formation of the California Council on Carpet Recycling (Carpet Council), an 18-member advisory group, selected to provide guidance to CARE on California’s carpet recycling efforts. The Council represents diverse stakeholders from across the state […]

12.02.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, Services ·
The Godiva Valentine’s Day Collection

The Godiva Valentine’s Day Collection

GODIVA is encouraging its customers to share their love and create lasting memories this Valentine’s Day with the following new and unique collection of products created especially for the holiday: Coupes d’amour Collection: With whimsical packaging designed by French artist Charlotte Gastaut, the Coupes d’amour chocolates are little “cups of love,” with flavors including ganache and caramel layered in […]

11.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Offers, Promotions, Valentine's Day ·
As metallic balloon outages soar SCE urges customers to secure them this Valentine’s Day

As metallic balloon outages soar SCE urges customers to secure them this Valentine’s Day

ROSEMEAD, Calif  — Records might be made to be broken, but Southern California Edison just experienced one that it never wants to come close to again. SCE saw an all-time high 924 power outages caused by free-floating metallic balloons last year, far surpassing its previous high of 714 in 2012. With Valentine’s Day near, SCE […]

10.02.2016 · Filled under: Holidays, Home & Garden, Services, Valentine's Day ·
Gawad Kalinga USA Hope Summit in Los Angeles March 4-6

Gawad Kalinga USA Hope Summit in Los Angeles March 4-6

Los Angeles, CA   – This Spring, GK 1 World Foundation (dba Gawad Kalinga USA), in cooperation with Seafood City, will host the Hope Summit 2016, a three-day event on March 4-6 at Radisson Hotel Los Angeles at USC. A team from the GK global network that includes GK founding father Tony Meloto and GK Executive Director Jose Luis […]

08.02.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
PAL announces the launching of its non-stop LAX-Cebu flight on March 15

PAL announces the launching of its non-stop LAX-Cebu flight on March 15

By Joy Marino LOS ANGELES − Philippine Airlines is expanding its United States service with the launching of its non-stop flight from Los Angeles to Cebu, an executive of the Philippines’ national flag carrier announced. The launch of the flights between Cebu and Los Angeles coincides with the airline’s 75th founding anniversary on March 15, […]

08.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Local News, Services ·

Tax relief available for business owners affected by Aliso Canyon gas leak

Sacramento – The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) has announced that business owners and fee payers impacted by the gas leak in Aliso Canyon may request an extension to file their tax returns and for relief from penalties and/or interest on some taxes and fees. The gas leak was discovered on October 23, 2015, and Governor Jerry […]

04.02.2016 · Filled under: Services, U.S. News ·
UC launches DREAM Loan Program to help undocumented students

UC launches DREAM Loan Program to help undocumented students

More than 3,000 undocumented undergraduate students will have access to a system-wide student loan program for the first time as the University of California implements the California DREAM Loan Program it sponsored, UC President Janet Napolitano announced last Friday. The financial aid offices of UC’s nine undergraduate campuses will be reaching out to undocumented AB 540 undergraduates with offers […]

03.02.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Offers, Promotions ·
Celebrate Lunar New Year of The Monkey with lucky red envelopes promo, lion dance at Pechanga Resort & Casino

Celebrate Lunar New Year of The Monkey with lucky red envelopes promo, lion dance at Pechanga Resort & Casino

Lucky Red Envelopes Swipe & Win To enhance the festive atmosphere at the property, Pechanga lets players become even luckier with the “Lucky Red Envelopes” promotion this February. On Tuesdays and Thursdays in February from 1:00p.m. to 9:00p.m., Pechanga Club Card holders can swipe their member card at kiosks across from the Pechanga Box Office […]

‘Wild World of Orchids’ arrives March 4-6, 2016

‘Wild World of Orchids’ arrives March 4-6, 2016

Orchid lovers, flower fans and admirers of all things wild and wonderful, save the dates! On March 4 – 6, 2016, Santa Barbara International Orchid Show (www.SBOrchidShow.com) returns to Earl Warren Showgrounds in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. Thousands of blooms in every imaginable shape, color, pattern and texture, will be showcased at the show, one of the country’s largest and […]

25.01.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Happenings, Home & Garden ·
OCA 2016 Summer Internship applications are now open

OCA 2016 Summer Internship applications are now open

WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates is now accepting applications for its 2016 Summer Internship Program. As OCA continues with its 26th year of its signature internship program, we invite student advocates from all across the nation to apply for the opportunity to be engaged in advocacy and professional development through a national organization. “Over these past […]

17.01.2016 · Filled under: Offers, Services ·
Limited edition ‘Year Of The Monkey’ collection

Limited edition ‘Year Of The Monkey’ collection

The collection features exclusive Asian tea-inspired chocolates  and kicks off the chocolatier’s 90th Anniversary New York (Jan. 11, 2016) – In celebration of Lunar New Year, legendary Belgian chocolatier GODIVA debuted the Year of the Monkey collection in North America. Building off of the success of its previous Lunar New Year collections, including last year’s […]

Glendale Water and Power ranked among most reliable utilities

Glendale Water and Power ranked among most reliable utilities

GLENDALE, California – PA Consulting Group recently ranked Glendale Water and Power (GWP) as one of the most reliable utilities in the Nation.  In their System Reliability, Restoration, and Response Report (SR3), PA Consulting Group evaluated outages for 100 publicly-owned utilities (POUs) and 136 investor owned utilities (IOUs) nationwide, taking into account system outage duration, […]

07.01.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Services ·
LBC, BOC collaborate to ensure speedy balikbayan box deliveries

LBC, BOC collaborate to ensure speedy balikbayan box deliveries

PASAY – Following through on their discussions in the recently concluded Asia Logistics Summit 2015, LBC Express, Inc., the country’s largest logistics, remittance, and courier company, and the Bureau of Customs (BOC) are working hand-in-hand to ensure that Balikbayan boxes, especially ones targeted for Christmas, arrive promptly and safely. BOC Chief Bert Lina was one […]

07.01.2016 · Filled under: Services ·
It was ‘Showtime’ at the 127th Rose Parade

It was ‘Showtime’ at the 127th Rose Parade

By Abner Galino First, the news: Skywriters benefitted from a cloudless blue sky off the scenic town of Pasadena to trash Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Five planes circled the skies and wrote: America is great. Trump is disgusting. Anybody but Trump. The letters that formed out of white smoke spewed out from the planes […]

06.01.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Carson officials, Congen lead wreath-laying rites for Rizal

Carson officials, Congen lead wreath-laying rites for Rizal

Wreath-laying was led by Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim and the Philippine Consulate General Los Angeles staff; Carson City Council,  City Clerk and Commissioners led by Mayor Pro Tem Elito M. Santarina; Bellflower Mayor Sonny Sta. Ines, and Knights of Rizal. On December 17, 2013, the Carson City Council unanimously voted to establish December 30 of […]

04.01.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Embassy launches ‘Visit Philippines Again 2016’ in Iraq

Embassy launches ‘Visit Philippines Again 2016’ in Iraq

BAGHDAD – The Philippine Embassy is hoping to convince more Iraqis to travel to Manila in the coming months following the launching of the Visit the Philippines Again 2016 tourism promotion program in Baghdad. The launching of the sequel to the Department of Tourism’s successful Visit the Philippines 2015 program was the highlight of the […]

04.01.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Happenings ·
KOR-HFT marks 119th Rizal Day in LA

KOR-HFT marks 119th Rizal Day in LA

Los Angeles, Dec. 30 – The Knights of Rizal-HFT marked the 119th Rizal Day at Kapistahan Grill with a simple lunch and exaltation rites for new members and raising of 2nd and 3rd degree knighthood to old members on its 4th anniversary. Dr.Jose P.Rizal was executed in Manila on December 30, 1896 by Spanish authorities. He was sentenced to death by a […]

02.01.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Panda Cares holds 8th annual holiday carnival celebration

Panda Cares holds 8th annual holiday carnival celebration

ROSEMEAD, Calif. –Panda Cares, the philanthropic arm of Panda Express and its parent company, Panda Restaurant Group, hosted its 8th annual Leader In Me Holiday Carnival on Friday, Dec. 11. Four hundred students from Encinita Elementary School in Rosemead, CA, were recognized at the event for their academic and leadership achievements in The Leader in Me program, a whole school transformation process created by FranklinCovey, […]

15.12.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·

EPA awards $50,000 to LA Unified to educate students on water conservation

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded an environmental education grant of $50,000 to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to develop and implement curriculum focused on water sustainability in a changing climate. Five middle schools and five high schools—a total of 20 classrooms—will learn about water conservation, recycled water, and storm […]

14.12.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
USCIS launches ‘Emma’ – virtual assistant to finding answers

USCIS launches ‘Emma’ – virtual assistant to finding answers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services launched a virtual assistant named “Emma” today on uscis.gov, allowing customers to quickly find accurate information. She answers questions in plain English and navigates users to relevant USCIS web pages. She is named after Emma Lazarus, whose famous words are inscribed at the base of the Statue of Liberty. Emma was […]

10.12.2015 · Filled under: Services, U.S. News ·
St. Lorenzo Ruiz Church Music Ministry concert Dec. 12

St. Lorenzo Ruiz Church Music Ministry concert Dec. 12

Enjoy an evening serenaded by the St. Lorenzo Ruiz Church Music Ministry, the children’s choir, and special guest performers, the Harana Men’s Chorus, at the “Rejoice! Maranatha… God is Full of Mercy” concert on Saturday, December 12, 2015, 7-9 p.m. This is the second major Christmas concert to be held in the church located at […]

09.12.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Red Cross, world leaders to meet on ‘most pressing’ humanitarian issues

Red Cross, world leaders to meet on ‘most pressing’ humanitarian issues

Geneva  – The humanitarian environment has changed dramatically in recent years, posing unprecedented challenges for humanitarian actors in delivering assistance to all those in need, according to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement as its series of high-level meetings begins in Geneva. The Statutory Meetings of the Red Cross and Red Crescent bring […]

08.12.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Don’t fall for utility bill scams this Holiday Season

Don’t fall for utility bill scams this Holiday Season

With more than 16,000 SCE customers victimized since January 2014, the utility recently partnered with local law enforcement and AARP  By Caroline Aoyagi-Stom, Southern California Edison@SCE_CarolineA When Jinza Teriyaki restaurant owner John Lee, 40, answered the phone at his business six months ago, the suspicious caller identified himself as a Southern CaliforniaEdison representative and asked for immediate payment or […]

07.12.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Services ·
Knights of Rizal-Historic Filipintown (KOR- HFT) announces The First Rizal Memorial Essay Writing Contest 2015

Knights of Rizal-Historic Filipintown (KOR- HFT) announces The First Rizal Memorial Essay Writing Contest 2015

Los Angeles – Calling All Filipino-American Youth and Student writers in California. The Knights of Rizal-Historic Filipinotown (HFT) announced on November 15, 2015 that will hold the first ever Rizal Memorial Essay Writing Contest for 2015. In California. Knights Commander Arturo Garcia of Historic Filipinotown (HFT) announced that the Rizal Memorial Essay Writing Contest will […]

01.12.2015 · Filled under: Contests, Happenings, Local News ·
Hollywood event pays tribute to slain journalists

Hollywood event pays tribute to slain journalists

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – Filipino-American media groups held a photo exhibit and a tribute concert Sunday night (Monday in Manila) in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles to honor the memory of the 32 journalists killed in the Ampatuan massacre. The show staged by the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP)-USA Chapter at […]

29.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings ·
SSS conducts outreach mission in Los Angeles

SSS conducts outreach mission in Los Angeles

Los Angeles – The Social Security System (SSS) conducted at one (1) day outreach mission at the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles on 20 November 2015. President and CEO Emilio S. De Quiros, Jr., led the SSS delegation accompanied by Senior Vice President for International Operations Judy Frances A. See, Vice President Maria Lourdes N. […]

29.11.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Safety deserves a place at the Thanksgiving table

Safety deserves a place at the Thanksgiving table

By Paul Netter, Southern California Edison Keep an eye on what you fry … or grill … or broil. And never leave stovetop cooking unattended. This is true all year but especially on Thanksgiving Day, which has three times more home fires than any other day largely because of unattended stovetop cooking, according to the National Fire […]

22.11.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Holidays, Home & Garden, Services, Thanksgiving ·
Nov. 22 concert to honor memory of slain journalists

Nov. 22 concert to honor memory of slain journalists

LOS ANGELES – Filipino-American media groups here have banded together to honor the memory of the 32 journalists killed in the Ampatuan massacre, the worst single attack on the press. On Nov. 22, members of the media will hold a concert and photo exhibit at the Celebrity Centre International in Los Angeles. The event will […]

17.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
High winds disrupt power throughout Southern California

High winds disrupt power throughout Southern California

High winds sweeping down from the north caused power outages Monday in communities across Southern California. As if 1:30 p.m., Southern California Edison was managing about 500 storm-related incidents with more than 5,400 customers affected by the wind. SCE work crews have begun restoring electric service to customers without power as a result of the high winds. Areas impacted […]

17.11.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Local News, Services ·
California’s new paid sick leave law

California’s new paid sick leave law

Recently, the California State Legislature passed the Healthy Workplace, Healthy Family’s Act of 2014 (HWHFA) requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees.  An employee who on or after July 1, 2015 works in California for 30 or more days within a year, and satisfies a 90-day employment period before taking any sick […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Jacob M. Krall, Legal Matters, Services ·
APIAVote, AAJC launch election hotline in multi-languages

APIAVote, AAJC launch election hotline in multi-languages

For this year’s elections, Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC partnered once again to support AANHPI voters through our national election protection hotline, 1-888-API-VOTE. Bilingual assistance was available to voters in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Tagalog. Calls were fielded from across the country, including from […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
JFAV to lead Fil-Am vets rally Nov. 11

JFAV to lead Fil-Am vets rally Nov. 11

Los Angeles – The Justice League based in Los Angeles or the Justice for Filipino American Veterans, an alliance of veterans’ organizations, community advocates, youth and students announced that they will march for the fourth time in 15 years on Veterans Day, Wednesday November 11 in Hollywood, Los Angeles. The Justice League with 34 organizations endorsing the […]

09.11.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
AARP returns as title sponsor of 5th Annual TOFA-NY Awards

AARP returns as title sponsor of 5th Annual TOFA-NY Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the second consecutive year, AARP presented The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York (TOFA-NY) Awards on Saturday, October 31 at Carnegie Hall in New York. Created to recognize and celebrate the achievements of individuals and organizations that have raised the profile of the Filipino American community in a unique way, TOFA honored 15 exceptional individuals and […]

08.11.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Union Bank, American Heart Association reveal name and design of their 2016 Rose Parade float

Union Bank, American Heart Association reveal name and design of their 2016 Rose Parade float

LOS ANGELES, CA –  Union Bank and the American Heart Association (AHA) Western States Affiliate announced today their premier float will be called “Union of Hearts.” The float will be a part of the world famous 2016 Rose Parade® presented by Honda. The name pays tribute to the 30-year collaboration between the bank and the […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News, Services ·
American Stroke Association urges people to learn the F.A.S.T. warning signs of stroke

American Stroke Association urges people to learn the F.A.S.T. warning signs of stroke

LOS ANGELES — It was the summer of 2009 and Dana Rivera was having a typical day. She started her morning with a workout then dropped off her son at summer school. Before picking him up in the afternoon, Dana made a quick stop at the store where she suddenly felt the left side of her […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Services ·
California Fil-Ams celebrate Larry Itliong Day with fervor

California Fil-Ams celebrate Larry Itliong Day with fervor

By Abner Galino THE celebration of the 1st Larry Itliong Day in California was a huge success. Thousands of Filipino-Americans came out and participated in a three-day marathon of community activities held in many cities around the state that started in October 23. Art Garcia, a prominent community leader in Los Angeles said the commemoration […]

29.10.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Off-duty lineman answers the (wake up) call

Off-duty lineman answers the (wake up) call

SCE employee’s late-night heroics earn praise as he helps first responders after Visalia car accident By Paul Netter, Southern California Edison Matt Duma wasn’t dressed to impress, but he left quite the impression anyway. Pajamas, slippers and all. The Southern California Edison transmission line foreman’s quick thinking played a pivotal role in a car-hit-utility-pole accident late Monday in Visalia. […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Services ·
La Union Association of SoCal to celebrate 51st Year and Golden Anniversary Nov. 7

La Union Association of SoCal to celebrate 51st Year and Golden Anniversary Nov. 7

LAKEWOOD, CA — The La Union Association of Southern California is celebrating its 51st year and Golden Anniversary with a dinner-dance on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, at the Lakewood Country Club in this city. City of Walnut Councilmember and four-time Mayor Antonio “Tony” Cartagena,is the guest speaker. Founded on May 31, 1964 in Los Angeles, the […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Largest veteran job fair in Los Angeles County in Woodland Hills Oct. 22

Largest veteran job fair in Los Angeles County in Woodland Hills Oct. 22

(Sherman Oaks, Calif.) – The Valley Economic Alliance along with the California Employment Development Department  is hosting the 9th annual largest veteran job fair of its kind in Los Angeles County on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the Warner Center Marriott Hotel located at 21850 Oxnard Street, Woodland Hills, CA from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Over 1,500 veterans […]

22.10.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Apl.de.ap Foundation International donates ophthalmology equipment to medical center in Davao City

Apl.de.ap Foundation International donates ophthalmology equipment to medical center in Davao City

Campaign for Filipino Children pledges similar gifts to four other regional hospitals in the country (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Allen Pineda Lindo, or better known as Apl.de.ap of the Grammy award-winning group Black Eyed Peas, is legally blind. So it was only appropriate that when his international foundation decided to launch its first healthcare initiative it […]

18.10.2015 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Local News, Services ·
AARP launches National Caregiving Awareness Campaign: Show Kindness to 40 Million Caregivers

AARP launches National Caregiving Awareness Campaign: Show Kindness to 40 Million Caregivers

Campaign will include a new AARP caregiving book, Random Acts of Kindness contest, caregiving fair, and a special AARP The Magazine report featuring an intimate look into ‘24 hours in the life of caregivers’ WASHINGTON, DC—November is National Family Caregivers Month and AARP is launching a national campaign to bring awareness to the important role that […]

Diverse consumers overwhelmingly optimistic about financial future

Wells Fargo survey affirms African American, Asian and Hispanic communities more hopeful about finances, managing credit than general population SAN FRANCISCO – Diverse consumers feel optimistic about the current U.S economic outlook, according to the third “How American Buys and Borrows” survey by Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) and Ipsos. Eighty-eight percent of diverse […]

15.10.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Services ·
Wells Fargo fuels diverse Chamber Leader training, programs with $1.2-M investment

Wells Fargo fuels diverse Chamber Leader training, programs with $1.2-M investment

Funding to benefit diverse Chambers of Commerce: U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation, U.S. Black Chambers, Inc., U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce and National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce HOUSTON  – Wells Fargo, America’s leading small business lender*, and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Foundation announced today a $1.2 million […]

13.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Big ‘Scare’ Lake: No school night this Halloween means opportunity for a weekend getaway

Big ‘Scare’ Lake: No school night this Halloween means opportunity for a weekend getaway

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif.   – This year Halloween is on a Saturday, which makes it an ideal time to get away with the little tykes for a grand “trick or treat” extravaganza in the mountains. On Halloween night, Big Bear Village becomes extensively decorated with jack-o-lanterns, cobwebs, flying bats, strobe lights, and other gadgets […]

13.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Halloween, Happenings, Holidays ·
Obama honors Fil-Am legacy in US defense, labor movement

Obama honors Fil-Am legacy in US defense, labor movement

White House event kicks off Fil-Am History Month By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – President Obama this week honored Filipino-Americans who “helped build and defend” the United States at the first ever celebration of Filipino-American History Month at the White House. In a message that was read before some 200 Fil-Am elected officials and […]

12.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Local News ·
Edison offers $1.2-M scholarship program to HS seniors

Edison offers $1.2-M scholarship program to HS seniors

Application period runs through Feb. 1 for the Edison Scholars Program ROSEMEAD, Calif — Edison International’s $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program, which helps high school seniors realize their dreams of attending college and pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM), announces the start of its 2015-16 application period running today through Feb. 1. Thirty […]

12.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Gen. Mac Arthur’s aide received recognition from Filipino seniors

Gen. Mac Arthur’s aide received recognition from Filipino seniors

By Dan E. Nino Cerritos, Calif. – Seventy years after the liberation of the Philippines which started in Palo, Tacloban, Leyte from the Japanese occupation, one of the liberators who participated in the battle of the Philippine Sea and later waded towards the shore with Pacific Supreme Commander Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur, then 21-years-old Kenneth […]

11.10.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
‘FASO Goes Pops!’ on Nov. 14 at Alex Theater

‘FASO Goes Pops!’ on Nov. 14 at Alex Theater

“FASO Goes Pops!” on November 14 continues the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra’s tradition of presenting quality, entertaining concerts. FASO, returning to the iconic Alex Theatre in Glendale where it earned cheers and praises for its very successful “FASOGoes Broadway” last April, tackles pop music this time. “If the audience enjoyed ‘FASO Goes Broadway,’ this one will bring them to another level […]

08.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
Southern California encourages residents to ‘Go Human’

Southern California encourages residents to ‘Go Human’

Agencies across Southern California kick-off community outreach and advertising campaign to promote roadway safety and encourage walking and bicycling LOS ANGELES, CA – The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) today announced the launch of Go Human, a community outreach and advertising campaign with the goals of reducing traffic collisions in Southern California and encouraging people to walk […]

07.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Universal Studios Hollywood presents ‘Halloween Horror Nights’

Universal Studios Hollywood presents ‘Halloween Horror Nights’

Fright-filled “Halloween Horror Nights” was announced by Universal Studios Hollywood recently. The theme park guests will be treated to an “extreme fear destination” which features horror-filled mazes, a terror tram experience and awesome hip-hop dance show from Friday, September 18 through Sunday, November 1st. The event starts each night at 7:00 pm but closing hours vary each night […]

06.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings, Hollywood Stars ·

PUP/PCC to hold 1st Global Reunion

Attention all graduates of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and the Philippine College of Commerce: Join us in our FIRST GLOBAL REUNION being organized by the Polytechnic University of the Philippines Alumni Association, USA Inc. scheduled on May 27 to 29, 2016 (Memorial Day  weekend 2016)  at The Orleans Hotel, in Las Vegas, NV. […]

03.10.2015 · Filled under: Happenings ·
FilAm History Month Kicks Off Oct 3 at South Bay Pavilion

FilAm History Month Kicks Off Oct 3 at South Bay Pavilion

Carson – The 2015 Filipino American History Month celebration in Carson will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 12 – 4 pm at the South Bay Pavilion, 20700 Avalon Blvd, Carson, Ca  90746 Organized by the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce South Bay Los Angeles (FACC-SLAA), the event headlines musical entertainment, business vendors, immigration panel, and […]

30.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Hometown ·
Fourth Annual Verizon Innovative App Challenge seeks problem solving ideas from students nationwide

Fourth Annual Verizon Innovative App Challenge seeks problem solving ideas from students nationwide

Bill Nye, the Science Guy, helps Verizon uncover the next world-changing app idea; Tablets, $20,000 and more for winning teams BASKING RIDGE, NEW JERSEY – The Verizon Innovative App Challenge – the no-coding-skills-needed contest that gives middle and high school students a chance to bring their problem-solving app ideas to life – is back! In […]

29.09.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Contests, Science & Technology ·
VA announces $4-M in funding to help the homeless

VA announces $4-M in funding to help the homeless

WASHINGTON – The Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald has announced the award of $4 million in renewal funding offered through the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program to 21 community agencies that currently provide enhanced services for homeless Veterans with special needs. “These important grant renewals will allow community agencies to continue to […]

29.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Help us BOX A SMILE for 3,000 kids this Christmas

Help us BOX A SMILE for 3,000 kids this Christmas

The LBC Foundation, in cooperation with Project Pearls, aims to move love this Christmas through its project BOX A SMILE. The LBC Foundation is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of LBC Express. Together with Project PEARLS, a non-profit organization, whose vision of seeking to protect and provide the basic human rights of the poorest of the poor […]

29.09.2015 · Filled under: Offers, Promotions, Services ·
Get Free Tickets to see Jericho Rosales and Maja Salvador at the Pechanga Theater

Get Free Tickets to see Jericho Rosales and Maja Salvador at the Pechanga Theater

If you are interested in seeing Jericho Rosales & Maja Salvador live at Pechanga Resort & Casino, then perhaps this is your lucky day. Pechanga Resort & Casino announced a raffle contest, which will give away two pairs of tickets to see Jericho Rosales & Maja Salvador at the Pechanga Theater on October 31, 2015 […]

28.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings ·
Fall treat: Join the Arbor Day Foundation in October and receive five free crapemyrtle trees

Fall treat: Join the Arbor Day Foundation in October and receive five free crapemyrtle trees

The Arbor Day Foundation will brighten up your fall by offering five free crapemyrtle trees or other trees selected for your area when you join the Foundation in October. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation’s Trees for America campaign, a program dedicated to environmental stewardship through tree planting. “Crapemyrtles are […]

24.09.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Holidays, Local News ·
UE doctors of SoCal to hold inaugural ball event Oct. 17

UE doctors of SoCal to hold inaugural ball event Oct. 17

There are many associations in Southern California that have worthy causes. One such organization is the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center – Medical Alumni Association of Southern California (UERMMMC- MAASC), a 501(c) (3) non – profit corporation . Members, Officers, and Directors of this association are Medical Doctors who are alumni of […]

24.09.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
All roads lead to The Annual Asian Small Business Expo this Saturday in Alhambra

All roads lead to The Annual Asian Small Business Expo this Saturday in Alhambra

The Search to Involve Pilipino Americans join other Asian groups for The Annual Asian Small Business Expo that is take place this Saturday, September 19 at the Almansor Court Conference Center in Alhambra. Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program Formed in 1999, Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program (API SBP) is a collaborative five community organization: the Chinatown Service Center, […]

18.09.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Carson celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with music and festivity

Carson celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with music and festivity

Influenced by tropical sounds and warm California vibes, the Quitapenas takes centerstage as the City of Carson presents the 2nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. The festivities will take place on Saturday, September 19th from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Carson Park located at 21411 S. Orrick Avenue in Carson.  The event is open to the public and admission […]

18.09.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
$1,000,000 to make Los Angeles the best place to learn, create, play, connect, and live

$1,000,000 to make Los Angeles the best place to learn, create, play, connect, and live

LA2050 launches its third My LA2050 Grants Challenge to turn dreams of a better Los Angeles into reality LOS ANGELES – Today, LA2050 will launch its third My LA2050 Grants Challenge, a $1,000,000 crowdsourced competition that supports creative ideas to improve Los Angeles. LA2050 is inviting organizations throughout Los Angeles County to submit their proposals to make the region […]

15.09.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
9 Filipinos take part in inaugural international visitor leadership program in disaster risk management

9 Filipinos take part in inaugural international visitor leadership program in disaster risk management

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a development expected to promote greater Philippines-US cooperation on disaster risk reduction issues, nine (9) Philippine government officials are currently in Washington D.C. to attend the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on disaster risk management (DRM). The participants, coming from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Department of […]

08.09.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
PHL natural, organic products in largest east coast trade show

PHL natural, organic products in largest east coast trade show

WASHINGTON, DC – The rising demand for natural and organic products in the United States is creating a growing market for Philippine agricultural products. Nine Philippine companies will be joining the Natural Products Expo East from September 17 to 19, 2015 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland. The trade show is the largest natural, organic, and healthy products […]

08.09.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Celebrate Harvest Moon Festival at Pechanga Resort & Casino with 2015 Mini Cooper and $100K Cash Giveaway

Celebrate Harvest Moon Festival at Pechanga Resort & Casino with 2015 Mini Cooper and $100K Cash Giveaway

Harvest Moon Table Game Promotion with Grand Prize Drawing of the 2015 Mini Cooper In celebration of the Harvest Moon Festival, Pechanga promotes the thrilling September Table Games Promotions that will light up your smiles like the crescent moon. Join us from September 1 through 25, when getting a “Dragon Bet” or any “Natural Tie” […]

07.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Happenings, Offers, Promotions ·
Benefit Galas to kick off Philippine Gold exhibit in NY

Benefit Galas to kick off Philippine Gold exhibit in NY

WASHINGTON, DC – An exhibit featuring spectacular works of pre-colonial Philippine gold will be on display in New York City, with two benefit gala dinners kicking off the event. Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms will showcase over a hundred gold objects from the golden age of Butuan, a polity on the southern Philippine island of […]

02.09.2015 · Filled under: Art, Happenings ·
Back wages: They belong to you

Back wages: They belong to you

Filed in Wage Enforcement, Workplace Rights by Michael Eastwood on August 22, 2015 In the Wage and Hour Division, we feel a particular pride and satisfaction knowing that workers who have suffered labor violations end up receiving their entitled back wages. During our investigations we meet workers and ask them questions about their work, their hours and their pay […]

31.08.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
PHL home, handmade, and lifestyle collections featured in New York trade show

PHL home, handmade, and lifestyle collections featured in New York trade show

WASHINGTON, DC – Filipino designers, manufacturers, and exporters showcased their innovative works in the recently-concluded NY Now Exhibition, one of the biggest wholesale trade shows in New York which features home, handmade, and lifestyle design collections. A contingent of 19 Filipino exhibitors under the Lifestyle Philippines brand represented the country in the NY Now Exhibition […]

28.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Happenings, Lifestyle, Local News ·
Fil-Am artist Lynda A. N. Reyes at the LAMAG Exhibit in Barnsdall Park

Fil-Am artist Lynda A. N. Reyes at the LAMAG Exhibit in Barnsdall Park

LA based artist Lynda A. N. Reyes is currently showing her oil painting titled “Aiming High….” at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) at Barnsdall Park on Hollywood Boulevard until September 20, 2015. A much anticipated event, the 2015 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition is a biennial exhibition intended to capture the creative spirit of Los Angeles. […]

23.08.2015 · Filled under: Art, Happenings, Local News ·
Watch out Mickey: Star Wars theme parks are not ‘far, far away’

Watch out Mickey: Star Wars theme parks are not ‘far, far away’

Anaheim, United States | AFP | REFILES to CLARIFY in intro that these are add-on attractions to existing parks by Veronique DUPONT R2-D2 will be rolling into Mickey Mouse’s neighborhood, Disney announced Saturday, unveiling plans for two huge “Star Wars” attractions at existing theme park venues in Florida and California. With star Harrison Ford on […]

20.08.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Happenings, Hollywood Stars ·
Excessive heat watch issued for Southern California

Excessive heat watch issued for Southern California

With temperatures reaching triple digits, SCE reminds customers to stay as cool and safe as possible By Caroline Aoyagi-Stom Southern California Edison – It’s about to get a lot hotter in Southern California. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for the area starting Friday. Relief from the triple-digit temperatures is not expected until early next […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Home & Garden, Services ·
FASGI holds Community Day

FASGI holds Community Day

Los Angeles  – The Filipino American Service Group Inc (FASGI) in celebration of “Buwan ng Wika” and Historic Filipinotown 13th Anniversary held its Community Day last Saturday, August 08, 2015 More than 300 people mostly community resident veterans and widows attended the FASGI OPEN HOUSE that featured a pre-launch of FASGI’s new programs for the community. Brief Program New […]

13.08.2015 · Filled under: Happenings ·
SCE to tether manhole covers in Long Beach, issue bill credits

SCE to tether manhole covers in Long Beach, issue bill credits

Customers who were without power for more than 24 hours will get a $100 credit By Mary Ann Milbourn Southern California Edison (SCE) will provide a $100 bill credit to those who were without power for more than 24 hours during the latest outage in downtown Long Beach, and crews have begun tethering more than 300 manhole […]

11.08.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Home & Garden, Services ·
SCE crews continue vault inspections to avoid more explosions

SCE crews continue vault inspections to avoid more explosions

Southern California Edison Southern California Edison (SCE) crews continue to inspect hundreds of underground vaults as they work to restore power Friday to the remaining 260 Long Beach customers affected by Thursday’s outage. SCE crews will attempt to restore power to some customers between 6-10 p.m. tonight. Due to the extent of the damage, some areas may still be without power overnight. If additional issues […]

06.08.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Home & Garden, Local News, Services ·
Safety urged as heat wave, thunderstorms approach

Safety urged as heat wave, thunderstorms approach

By Paul Netter, Southern California Edison With the National Weather Service predicting triple-digit temperatures and thunderstorms in some areas of the region beginning Wednesday, Southern California Edison (SCE) urges its customers to stay safe while staying cool. SCE has also called a Save Power Day for Wednesday. Customers participating in the conservation program can earn up to $100 in bill credits […]

30.07.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Local News, Services ·
Volunteer teams ask for community support to raise funds

Volunteer teams ask for community support to raise funds

Los Angeles, CA – Volunteers have formed teams to ask for friends, family and the community at large to support them in raising money for a good cause: empowering less visible Filipino heroes to speak out, become leaders and serve their community. On Saturday, July 25, the teams are raising money for the nonprofit Pilipino Workers Center […]

22.07.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News, Services ·
Weekend rainstorms soak SoCal

Weekend rainstorms soak SoCal

By Newsroom Staff As of 10 a.m. Monday, there were 3,731 Southern California Edison (SCE) customers without power territory wide, which spans north to the Sierras, south to Orange County, East to the Arizona border and west to Santa Barbara. SCE crews responded where needed. Safety remains SCE’s highest priority. Customers are reminded if they see a downed power line […]

22.07.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Services ·
SCE crews restore power in Long Beach

SCE crews restore power in Long Beach

By SCE Newsroom Staff Southern California Edison (SCE) crews have restored service to all customers affected by the Long Beach outage. Some customers who had been on SCE-provided generators have had their power transferred back from the generator to the SCE system. Additional outages may occur as a result of the current rain storm. If you are […]

21.07.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Services ·
Joseph Gelito: Channeling Kapitan Tiyago

Joseph Gelito: Channeling Kapitan Tiyago

By Nimfa U. Rueda At a time when the use of digital technology are hampering people’s attention spans, entertainer Joseph Gelito has had to be very creative with his stage antics. He dazzles his audiences with killer punchlines and sizzling one-liners. His comedy shticks with drag queens are outrageous. This Saturday, he will embark into […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Art, Books, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings ·
30 Fil-Ams vie for prestigious Miss Philippines USA 2015 title

30 Fil-Ams vie for prestigious Miss Philippines USA 2015 title

Glendale, CA – Miss Philippines USA is the premier Fil-Am pageant with a mission of developing the finest ambassadors of goodwill and promoting the beauty of the Filipino women, will showcase 30 beautiful Fil-Am women in a spectacular one-of-a-kind event on July 12th at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, California. Pageant activities will kick off on July […]

02.07.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Immersion program for Fil-Am young leaders going strong, to undertake 4th edition in PHL

Immersion program for Fil-Am young leaders going strong, to undertake 4th edition in PHL

Continuing with its mission to develop and nurture emerging leaders in the Filipino-American community, the Filipino-American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPRO) is set to launch its 4th immersive undertaking in the Philippines on 2-9 July 2015. Founded in 2012 by Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. and Mrs. Ma. Victoria J. Cuisia, in cooperation […]

01.07.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Red Cross opens evacuation center in response to Calgrove Fire

Red Cross opens evacuation center in response to Calgrove Fire

Red Cross workers ask residents to listen to local authorities and to be prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice SANTA CLARITA, CA (June 25, 2015 – 1630) — Local American Red Cross disaster volunteers are responding to the Calgrove Fire near Interstate 5 in Santa Clarita. The team of Red Cross volunteers have opened […]

25.06.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Local News, Services ·
New survey: Firms losing business opportunities by not engaging Asian, Pacific Islander workers

New survey: Firms losing business opportunities by not engaging Asian, Pacific Islander workers

Survey finds that despite improvements, companies should do more to engage APAs by involving employees in strategic decisions and offering more growth opportunities. NEW YORK – Asia Society today issued the 2015 Asian Pacific Americans Corporate Survey at the Diversity Leadership Forum in New York. The study, now in its sixth year, surveys employees from Fortune 500-level companies […]

25.06.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Services ·
Extreme thrills, exotic animals and extraordinary performers

Extreme thrills, exotic animals and extraordinary performers

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Circus XTREME; Coming to the southland from July 9 – Aug 2 Prepare to be astonished and amazed by some of the coolest acts ever as Ringling Bros. goes to new extremes with the all-new energetic circus production, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME.  Guided […]

24.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Happenings, International Stars ·
New Canadian citizenship rules now in effect

New Canadian citizenship rules now in effect

By the time subscribers read this article the laws pertaining to Canadian Citizenship will have changed. While the Canadian government has hinted long ago of changes to key components of Canadian Citizenship eligibility, the exact time of implementation was unknown. The timing of the changes was crucial for many as new rules will no doubt […]

23.06.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
11 HS grads to receive PHILSELA scholarships

11 HS grads to receive PHILSELA scholarships

CERRITOS – The Philippine Society of Southeast Los Angeles (PHILSELA) will present scholarship awards to 11 high school graduates during its annual Scholarship Awards Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, at the Washington Room of Liberty Park in Cerritos. The scholars this year are from ABC Unified District High Schools: Artesia, Cerritos and Ghar and […]

18.06.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
PHL design, textiles and fashion take centerstage at Embassy’s National Day Gala Evening

PHL design, textiles and fashion take centerstage at Embassy’s National Day Gala Evening

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – “A Gala Evening Celebrating Philippine Design, Textile and Fashion” was a huge success, drawing a diverse crowd of US government officials, members of the Washington diplomatic corps, members of the Filipino-American community, and the general public, and shining light on the fabric and designs that make the Philippines unique. On the eve of […]

16.06.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Asia Society Awards 2015 best employers for Asian Pacific American talent

Asia Society Awards 2015 best employers for Asian Pacific American talent

Goldman Sachs wins “Overall Best Employer for Asian Pacific Americans” for the third consecutive year, while AT&T and IBM win in new categories. NEW YORK – Asia Society has announced the winners of the 2015 Best Asian Pacific American Employer Awards. Now in their sixth year, the awards honor employers at the forefront of promoting […]

15.06.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Unboxing love with Kris Aquino and LBC

Unboxing love with Kris Aquino and LBC

The Queen of All Media started delivering the ‘padama’ when LBC surprised media by  sending ‘padala’ to celebrate her launch as their first celebrity brand endorser Manila, Philippines – In an event titled From LBC to the World, With Love, Kris Aquino was recently launched as the first celebrity brand endorser of LBC Express, Inc., […]

12.06.2015 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Services ·
4TH Annual PTE-Hope, Inc. Multicultural Festival

4TH Annual PTE-Hope, Inc. Multicultural Festival

BY MARISSA ACIERTO l SCCPRESS.COM SAN DIEGO – On May 23rd, 2015 the 4th Annual Pagasa-Tumainisha-Esperanza-Hope, Inc. (PTE-HOPE, Inc.) Multicultural Festival was held at the Bonita – Sunnyside Branch, San Diego County Library, 4375 Bonita Road. The organization was sponsored by the County of San Diego Board of Supervisor; Supervisor Greg Cox; Supervisor Dave Roberts; San […]

12.06.2015 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Mapa High School U.S.A. & Canada alumni association to hold grand reunion in Costa Rica June 22- 29

Mapa High School U.S.A. & Canada alumni association to hold grand reunion in Costa Rica June 22- 29

It’s now all systems go for the grand reunion of the officers and members of the Mapa High School Alumni Association of United States and Canada in Costa Rica on June 22, 2015 to June 2015. According to President  Grace Belen Victoria of the MHSAA – U.S.A. and CANADA, the group will be visiting the different places in Costa […]

10.06.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
GAPASCA induction on June 13

GAPASCA induction on June 13

CERRITOS – The Gapan City Association of Southern California (GAPASCA) will hold its Anniversary Ball on Saturday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Cerritos Hotel. Consul Mary Joy Ramirez of the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles is the Inducting Officer and this year’s guest speaker is the Vice Mayor of Vallejo, California, Cmdr. Jesus […]

08.06.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
PHL Independence Day celebration in Carson June 6

PHL Independence Day celebration in Carson June 6

The Philippine Independence Day Foundation, Inc. (PIDF), in conjunction with the City of Carson and GMA “Kapuso” Network,will celebrate the 117th Anniversary of the Philippine Independence Day at the Carson Veterans Park (22400 Moneta Street, Carson, CA 90745) this Saturday, June 6. Thousands of people will enjoy the non-stop, day-long event jam-packed with entertainment and activities that feature the rich, beautiful, and spirited Filipino heritage.  […]

04.06.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Public Utilities Commission has option to fix broken residential rate structure

Public Utilities Commission has option to fix broken residential rate structure

An alternate proposed decision would continue unfair rates By Lauren Bartlett Southern California Edison Residential customers living in high-temperature areas would receive long-overdue relief from punitive high electric rates under a proposed decision that is being considered by the California Public Utilities Commission, but an alternate would continue unfair rates for those customers. “High-usage customers who have little alternative to […]

03.06.2015 · Filled under: Services ·
Kris Aquino and LBC team up to connect overseas Filipinos

Kris Aquino and LBC team up to connect overseas Filipinos

LBC Express, Inc.,  the leading courier service, logistics, and money remittance provider in the Philippines, teams up with the Queen of all Media, Kris Aquino, to better help connect overseas Filipinos and their loved ones back home. Aquino was launched as LBC’s first celebrity brand endorser on May 20, 2015 at the Green Sun in Makati. […]

03.06.2015 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Services ·
SCE cautions customers to stay alert against utility bill scam

SCE cautions customers to stay alert against utility bill scam

ROSEMEAD, Calif.,  – Southern California Edison (SCE) continues to advise customers to stay vigilant and learn to protect themselves from a telephone bill scam that demands immediate payment for allegedly past-due electricity bills. It’s getting costlier too since in April, SCE customers lost an estimated $27,000 to phone scams, an increase from $17,000 in March. Recently, an SCE business […]

01.06.2015 · Filled under: Services ·
When you can’t pay your business debts!

When you can’t pay your business debts!

If your business is in distress – you owe a lot of money but you can’t pay, your creditors will probably threaten legal action against your business and very likely, you personally as well. How much they can collect, and how they can go about collecting it, will depend on how your business is organized, […]

28.05.2015 · Filled under: Atty. Paul M. Allen, Columnists, Services ·
Manny Pacquiao vs. Mel Saluma

Manny Pacquiao vs. Mel Saluma

This is not a story about boxing. This is not a sports article nor an analysis of who should have won the “fight of the century”. It is however, a story about good vs. evil – and I don’t mean Floyd Mayweather. While most of humanity (at least in North America and the Philippines) were glued to […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Food distribution and feeding program at FACLA May 30

Food distribution and feeding program at FACLA May 30

Los Angeles – The United Bicolandia of Los Angeles (UBLA),the  Filipino Ministry of the Wilshire United Methodist Church with the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the HIFI CALI EXPO LLC  will hold its monthly feeding program and food distribution for the month of May on Saturday, May 30, 2015  at 11:00 AM at the Filipino […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Thousands of Californians with private insurance guaranteed access to free preventive services

Thousands of Californians with private insurance guaranteed access to free preventive services

In California an estimated 15,867,909 individuals, including 6,324,503 women and 3,351,780 children, have private health insurance that covers recommended preventive services without cost sharing, according to a new ASPE Data Point from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Under the Affordable Care Act, most health plans are required to provide coverage for recommended […]

19.05.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Services, U.S. News ·
Catanduanes Int’l Association 24th Anniversary and 9th Grand Reunion Aug. 7

Catanduanes Int’l Association 24th Anniversary and 9th Grand Reunion Aug. 7

The Catanduanes International Association (CIA), Inc. will celebrate its 24th Anniversary and 9th Grand Reunion on August 7 to 9, 2015 at the Hilton Hotel Pasadena, Los Angeles, CA.  This year’s festivities are being sponsored by Catanduanes USA(CAUSA)/LA Chapter. This 3-day event will be highlighted with “Western Style Night”, “Grand Gala Night Hollywood Style and “Mass and Picnic.” Be […]

19.05.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Discharge  the second mortgage and keep the house!

Discharge the second mortgage and keep the house!

Discharging a Deed of Trust in bankruptcy! A second or third mortgage can be stripped off the title of your home, and discharged as unsecured debt in a chapter 13 bankruptcy. Imagine, your house is worth less than you owe, and now you can strip part of what you owe and still keep the property. […]

19.05.2015 · Filled under: Atty. Paul M. Allen, Columnists, Legal Matters, Services ·
SCE celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

SCE celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

ROSEMEAD, Calif. – Southern California Edison (SCE) today celebrates its business and community partnerships in the Asian community at its 10th annual Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Celebration at SCE’s Energy Education Center in Irwindale. Ted Craver, chairman, president and CEO of Edison International, the parent company of SCE, will speak at the event, which brings […]

18.05.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News, Services ·
Los Angeles Go Red For Women raises $350,000 for women’s heart health

Los Angeles Go Red For Women raises $350,000 for women’s heart health

Retired LA Kings player Daryl Evans and heart surgeon Dr. Kathy Magliato honored with the King and Queen of Hearts Awards The American Heart Association’s (AHA) Los Angeles Go Red For Women Luncheon raised $351,491 and drew close to 350 people to The Globe Theatre at Universal Studios Hollywood on May 7, 2015. The garden-themed […]

18.05.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Health & Fitness, Local News ·
American citizenship through the U.S. Army

American citizenship through the U.S. Army

MAVNI stands for Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest, a program of the United States Army that aims to recruit and allow enlistment of certain legal non-immigrant aliens with foreign language and cultural capabilities. Successful applicants and recruits are required to process for expedited U.S. Naturalization. Here are 10 things to know: 1. Who […]

17.05.2015 · Filled under: Services ·
Consulate launches iRehistro online application for PHL docs

Consulate launches iRehistro online application for PHL docs

14 May 2015 – The Philippine Consulate General launches the iREHISTRO Online Application Form Accomplishment and Submission. All Filipino citizens, at least 18 years old on May 09, 2016 and not otherwise disqualified by law, who expect to vote during the 2016 Presidential Elections may avail of the iREHISTRO system to apply for registration as […]

15.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
LA celebrates TAP Water Day to highlight benefits of city’s clean drinking water

LA celebrates TAP Water Day to highlight benefits of city’s clean drinking water

LOS ANGELES – City and federal officials have announced the first annual Tap Water Day LA at the Balboa Sports Center in Encino, celebrating Los Angeles’ clean, reliable drinking water. Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Barbara Romero, Chief Sustainability Office Matt Petersen, and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Director of Water Quality Albert Gastelum were […]

12.05.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Happenings, Local News ·
Thousands of LA Students ‘Unite for the Ocean’ in this Year’s Kids Ocean Day

Thousands of LA Students ‘Unite for the Ocean’ in this Year’s Kids Ocean Day

Some students to visit the ocean for first time on May 14, 2015 Kids Ocean Day is the culmination of a year-round school assembly program by the Malibu Foundation for Environmental Education to teach school kids about how litter flows from our neighborhoods to the ocean, thereby killing marine life and polluting food resources. To enhance the lesson, more than […]

08.05.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Happenings, Local News ·
Voter IDs for registered Filipinos now at the Consulate

Voter IDs for registered Filipinos now at the Consulate

Los Angeles, 06 May 2015 – The Consulate wishes to inform voters who filed their applications for voter registration from 2009 to 2012, that the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has issued their Voter ID.  They may personally (or through their authorized representative) claim their IDs at the Overseas Voter Registration window (Window 2) of the […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
SCE Celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

SCE Celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

ROSEMEAD, Calif. — Southern California Edison (SCE) today celebrates its business and community partnerships in the Asian community at its 10th annual Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Celebration at SCE’s Energy Education Center in Irwindale. Ted Craver, chairman, president and CEO of Edison International, the parent company of SCE, will speak at the event, which brings together Asian businesses and community […]

05.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Lucky winners picked to see Lani Misalucha live at Pechanga

Lucky winners picked to see Lani Misalucha live at Pechanga

Two lucky raffle winners will see Lani Misalucha perform live at Pechanga Resort & Casino on May 22, 2015. The winners, whose names were chosen from several raffle participants, are among the latest of lucky participants who have seen live concerts of Filipino artists in the prestigious resort located just south of Los Angeles. The raffle contest begun last […]

Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc. awards Campaign for Filipino Children $95K grant

Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc. awards Campaign for Filipino Children $95K grant

This initiative of the Apl.de.ap Foundation International diagnoses, treats and prevents lifelong blindness among pre-term infants suffering from retinopathy of prematurity (Los Angeles, Calif.)  They were a small band of laymen bound by a holy brotherhood in arms to protect and defend Christians making the pilgrimage to the Holy City of Jerusalem. Their courage was eventually recognized […]

30.04.2015 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Happenings, Local News ·
Criminal charges may keep you out of Canada

Criminal charges may keep you out of Canada

I’m a US Citizen and I have married a Canadian lady in Los Angeles. I want to live in Canada and start the immigration processing but I am afraid that I will be denied. I was charged with a serious criminal offence four years ago. I am embarrassed about it but I did my time […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Sister Cities Los Angeles and Makati Grand Gala Night  at The Omni Hotel May 3

Sister Cities Los Angeles and Makati Grand Gala Night at The Omni Hotel May 3

By Ed Rame “The increasing interconnectivity of nations in today’s global economy underscores the need for robust partnerships between communities around the world.  Organizations like Sister Cities Internationalfoster such relationships, increasing mutual knowledge and understanding between cities and cultures.  These collaborations promote collaboration and trust among citizens and nations, create opportunities for technological and economic innovation […]

28.04.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Winning in the U.S. Army

Winning in the U.S. Army

She’s not your typical dalagang Pilipina – commonly used to describe women who are meek,  shy and delicate. In fact, United States Army Sargeant First Class (SFC) Melanie Domaoan Williams was strong, brave and opinionated enough to decide for herself that she wanted to be a soldier. She was recruited at a mall in Daly […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Travel International Group celebrates 18 successful years in travel industry

Travel International Group celebrates 18 successful years in travel industry

Carson-based travel agency reaches 18-year milestone Travel International Group was a small, unknown travel company organized and established by travel industry experts Rick Enrique and Jane Stark on May 1, 1997.  Now, 18 years later, the company has grown into one of the most reliable and knowledgeable players in the travel industry with its trademark […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Happenings, Lifestyle, Local News, Services ·
1Heart Caregiver Services welcomes its first franchisee

1Heart Caregiver Services welcomes its first franchisee

Three months into officially marketing to the public its Franchise offering, 1Heart Caregiver Services awarded Kamran Ghasri as its first franchisee a protected territory in the Beverly Hills area. Mr. Ghasri has over 10 years of experience being a successful franchisee of a Printing company in the East Coast. With his background in owning a […]

24.04.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News, Services ·
117th Philippine Independence Day celebrations and 3rd Historic Filipinotown Parade all set for June 6

117th Philippine Independence Day celebrations and 3rd Historic Filipinotown Parade all set for June 6

Los Angeles – The 3rd PH Independence Day Celebrations Organizing Committee  that will organize and prepare the celebrations of the 117th  PH Independence Day Celebrations is all set for the 2 day  event. The 3rd HFT Celebrations Committee  is now composed of the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) Ms. FILAM International who is responsible for the Lakambini Ng Kalayaan Contest, the newly  formed national organization,  Pilipino American […]

24.04.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Holidays ·
Star-studded Los Angeles-Makati Sister City on May 3 at Omni Hotel

Star-studded Los Angeles-Makati Sister City on May 3 at Omni Hotel

Geneva Cruz and Garrie Concepcion to grace First Filipiniana Gala event of the LA-Makati Sister Cities, Inc. The Los Angeles-Makati Sister Cities Fundraising Gala will be true to their status as the FilAm organizers has been working to put up a star-studded night with top celebrities from the entertainment, government and business worlds.  The event will be held at The Omni […]

21.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
Pilipino professionals give advice to UCLA-bound students

Pilipino professionals give advice to UCLA-bound students

On Saturday, April 11th at the UCLA Carnesales Commons’ Venice Room, the UCLA Pilipino Recruitment and Enrichment Program (PREP) and the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association presented a panel of Pilipino professionals who graduated from or taught at UCLA.  Panelists included professionals in the fields of education, nursing, engineering, entertainment, and medicine.  UCLA Pilipino Alumni Chair […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Glendale Wins Resource Efficiency Award from the California Municipal Utilities Association

Glendale Wins Resource Efficiency Award from the California Municipal Utilities Association

Utility wins “Large Utility Water Program” category for its WaterSmart Program Glendale, CA  –  Glendale Water and Power (GWP) has won the California Municipal Utilities Association (CMUA) Resource Efficiency Award in the Large Utility Water Program category for its water-use efficiency program in partnership with WaterSmart Software. WaterSmart’s technology marries behavioral science and data science to […]

17.04.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Home & Garden, Local News, Services ·
Get free tickets to see Lani Misalucha at the Pechanga Theater

Get free tickets to see Lani Misalucha at the Pechanga Theater

If you are interested in seeing Lani Misalucha live at Pechanga Resort & Casino, then perhaps this is your lucky day.  Pechanga Resort & Casino announced a raffle contest, which will giveaway two pairs of tickets to Lani Misalucha’s Concert at the Pechanga Theater on May 22, 2015  at 8:00 PM. The raffle contest will […]

Watch AARP webinar on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders age 50-plus

Watch AARP webinar on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders age 50-plus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – AARP convened a panel to discuss key issues – caregiving, economic security, health and healthcare – impacting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) age 50-plus. The webinar was open to the public and transmitted live from Washington, D.C. earlier today. Watch it online at https://aarp.webex.com/aarp/ldr.php?RCID=740efb030b01c7b7ed3c9c009003fd33 “There is a lack of disaggregated data about Asian […]

13.04.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Local News, Services ·
Get free tickets to see Lani Misalucha at the Pechanga Theater

Get free tickets to see Lani Misalucha at the Pechanga Theater

If you are interested in seeing Lani Misalucha live at Pechanga Resort & Casino, then perhaps this is your lucky day.  Pechanga Resort & Casino announced a raffle contest, which will giveaway two pairs of tickets to Lani Misalucha’s Concert at the Pechanga Theater on May 22, 2015  at 8:00 PM. The raffle contest will begin on April 11 and […]

Bataan survivors, descendants to meet at Hotel Queen Mary for 31st annual reunion

Bataan survivors, descendants to meet at Hotel Queen Mary for 31st annual reunion

Survivors of the Battles of Bataan and Corregidor, and the Bataan Death March, and their descendants will gather in Long Beach on Friday and Saturday, April 24 – 25, at the annual meeting and reunion of the Philippine Scouts Heritage Society.  These men are the soldiers who fought America’s first ground battles of World War II.  The United States Army awarded its […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Happenings ·
DOT caps Mega Fam Tour for travel agents with product presentations highlighting tourism opportunities in the Philippines

DOT caps Mega Fam Tour for travel agents with product presentations highlighting tourism opportunities in the Philippines

Asian-American and mainstream American travel agents immerse themselves in a 7-day Philippine experience MANILA – Beaches are just the beginning… The Mega Fam Tour organized by the Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) featured not only Boracay, the number one beach destination in Asia, but also historic and cultural elements, adventure travel, good food and lots of surprises […]

01.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Promotions ·
Filipino worker advocacy organization hosts free legal clinic

Filipino worker advocacy organization hosts free legal clinic

San Jose, California – The Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants-Silicon Valley (PAWIS-SV), in conjunction with the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center (KGACLC), the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC), and Somos Mayfair , hosted a legal clinic on Saturday, March 28 at Somos Mayfair  located at 370 South King Rd, San Jose, CA 95116. Areas […]

31.03.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News, Services ·
No job offer required to pass express entry

No job offer required to pass express entry

By Atty. Henry Moyal I’m a mechanical engineer with several years of work experience abroad. I have no work experience in Canada. I tried to apply under the old Federal Skilled Worker program but my application was returned because of the quota. Everyone is encouraging me to apply under the new Express Entry program but when I […]

30.03.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Lani Misalucha & a special guest coming to Pechanga Theater this spring

Lani Misalucha & a special guest coming to Pechanga Theater this spring

Tickets on Sale This Friday, Feb. 20 for Pechanga Resort & Casino Show on May 22 Filipino recording artists Lani Misalucha and a special guest performer are coming to the Pechanga Resort & Casino Theater on May 22, 2015. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Feb. 20 at $90, $80, $70 and $60 for an […]

24.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Hometown ·
ABS-CBN Foundation Int’l celebrates 18 years of Bantay Bata (Child Watch)

ABS-CBN Foundation Int’l celebrates 18 years of Bantay Bata (Child Watch)

Program continues to protect abused and abandoned children of today to protect future generations REDWOOD SHORES, CA   – It was the tragic death of a young girl in the Philippines who was brutally beaten by her own mother in 1996 that sparked the idea of creating a helpline that will receive reports of cases of child […]

19.03.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
LBC reinforces commitment to move lives of Filipinos

LBC reinforces commitment to move lives of Filipinos

Manila, Philippines – LBC Express, the leading courier service provider in the Philippines, reinforces its commitment to serve Filipinos by connecting them with their loved ones worldwide. With branches and partners in Australia, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, the Philippines, Qatar, Saipan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, the […]

18.03.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Money & Business, Services ·
Food distribution-feeding program at FACLA March 21

Food distribution-feeding program at FACLA March 21

Los Angeles–The monthly  feeding program and food distribution for the month of March  will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) The feeding and food distribution program has been a success ever since and has distributed food and have fed a modest number of seniors […]

18.03.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
1st Capas Freedom March April 11

1st Capas Freedom March April 11

Los Angeles – Come April 11,, thousands of people from all walks of life will gather in Capas, Tarlac in the Philippines to commemorate the agonizing battle of the heroes of the Bataan Death March dubbed “The Capas Freedom March”.  Local and foreign military personnel who fought in the war, family members and friends of a […]

17.03.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Employment agency must be stopped

Employment agency must be stopped

Q. I’m a nurse by profession. I was convinced by a distant relative to apply for a work permit in Canada to work as a personal support worker outside the Toronto area. The job offer was to work for a nursing home and company that guaranteed 40 hours of work per week. My relative in Toronto works for a consulting company/employment […]

10.03.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
PHL Consulate opens its doors at new location

PHL Consulate opens its doors at new location

Los Angeles  – The Philippine Consulate General is pleased to announce that we have opened our doors to serve the public at its new location at 3435 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 550, Los Angeles, CA 90010. The change of location, that is four blocks from its present location, is part of a wider effortof the Consulate to deliver better client experience and to enhance […]

06.03.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
FASO goes Broadway on April 25

FASO goes Broadway on April 25

As a follow up to its very successful “Swing the Night Away!” show late last year, the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO) goes Broadway on Saturday, April 25, 7 p.m. at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. “This will be a thrilling show since it will be the first time that FASO will perform an entire […]

06.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings, Music ·
LA County to host used oil and filter recycling event in Rowland Heights

LA County to host used oil and filter recycling event in Rowland Heights

LA County Public Works will host a free used motor oil and oil filter recycling event on Saturday, February 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at O’Reilly Auto Parts, located at 19705 Colima Road, Suite 8, Rowland Heights, 91748. When used oil is illegally dumped into storm drains, it pollutes local water bodies and […]

27.02.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Happenings, Services ·
Exemption for caregiver renewals has been removed

Exemption for caregiver renewals has been removed

Q. I entered Canada to work as a live in caregiver in August 2013. I worked for over a year and then my employer passed away. After many months I finally found a new employer to hire me. I want to work right away but I do not know what my employer needs to do. My friend […]

22.02.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Celebrate Asian New Year with the Lucky Lion Dancers At Pechanga Resort & Casino

Celebrate Asian New Year with the Lucky Lion Dancers At Pechanga Resort & Casino

Lunar New Year Table Game Promotions If winning a brand new car sounds like a great way to ring in the New Year, make plans to come to Pechanga Resort & Casino. Between February 1 and February 27, table games players who win certain hands in Baccarat, Pai Gow, Blackjack, 3-Card Poker, Let It Ride and […]

17.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Happenings, Offers, Promotions ·
Valentine’s Day: The only safe metallic balloon is a secure one

Valentine’s Day: The only safe metallic balloon is a secure one

When not tied to a weight or kept indoors, the colorful gifts can drift away and into power lines and equipment, causing outages and potential injuries By ​Paul Netter It usually happens with a loud bang followed instantly by a disintegrated balloon. For the uninitiated, that’s often the sound made when a metallic balloon drifts […]

10.02.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Holidays, Services, Valentine's Day ·
Renewing permanent resident card can be challenging

Renewing permanent resident card can be challenging

By Atty. Henry Moyal Q. I became a permanent resident in March 2010 with my wife and daughter. We entered Canada for over a few months and returned to the Philippines in May 2010 to look after our business. We have been back to Canada several times over the years but we have not accumulated the required 730 days to renew our […]

09.02.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·

Get Free Tickets to see Gary V at Pechanga Theater

If you are interested in seeing Gary V live at Pechanga Resort & Casino, then perhaps this is your lucky day. Pechanga Resort & Casino announced a raffle contest, which will give away a pair of tickets to see Gary V at the Pechanga Theater on March 8 at 7 p.m. The raffle contest will […]

06.02.2015 · Filled under: Contests, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Hometown ·
Disney pitches adult-only Valentine’s Day ideas

Disney pitches adult-only Valentine’s Day ideas

(Relaxnews) – Disney is trying to convince couples that its theme parks and properties aren’t just for kids, with special Valentine’s Day promotions geared for adult-only fun. Though better known for being the ‘happiest place on earth’ for children, Disney is hoping to entice couples who are young at heart with grown-up activities such as […]

Pops Fernandez, Society of Seven in Filipino concert, Feb. 7, at Pala

Pops Fernandez, Society of Seven in Filipino concert, Feb. 7, at Pala

Lhey Bella also to perform PALA, CA   – Pops Fernandez, the Filipino “Concert Queen” will perform with the Society of Seven in a special Filipino concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, February 7, in the Events Center at Pala Casino Spa & Resort.  Lhey Bella, a rising Filipino star, also will perform with the Society of […]

03.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings ·
Vice Ganda-led zany cast unloads laugh-a-minute comedy in ‘The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin’

Vice Ganda-led zany cast unloads laugh-a-minute comedy in ‘The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin’

TFC@theMovies brings top-grossing Filipino film of all time to over 40 theatres in U.S. and in Canada starting January 30 REDWOOD SHORES, CA – When gay soldier character Benjamin “Benjie” Santos VIII, played by host-actor-singer Vice Ganda, first came into public conciousness in 2011 by way of ABS-CBN Star Cinema’s action-comedy, “The Unkabogable: Praybeyt Benjamin”, the character became […]

28.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film, Services ·
Feb. 1 is deadline to apply for $1.2-M Edison Scholars Program

Feb. 1 is deadline to apply for $1.2-M Edison Scholars Program

ROSEMEAD, Calif. – Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE), reminds high school seniors that there’s still time to apply for the 2014-15 Edison Scholars Program, which offers $1.2 million in scholarships to high school seniors planning to pursue college studies in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) fields. The application deadline is […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Offers, Services ·
LA County to host used oil and filter recycling event in Hawaiian Gardens

LA County to host used oil and filter recycling event in Hawaiian Gardens

LA County Public Works will host a free used motor oil and oil filter recycling event on January 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, at the Hawaiian Gardens AutoZone, located at 21418 Norwalk Blvd. When used oil is illegally dumped into storm drains, it pollutes local water bodies and contaminates sources of clean drinking […]

21.01.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Local News, Services ·
29 occupations in demand where no job offer is required to apply under PNP express entry

29 occupations in demand where no job offer is required to apply under PNP express entry

This is the first article to be published since Canada Immigration overhauled its application management system. Under new rules, all economic applicants under the Federal Skilled Worker category (FSW), Canada Experience Class (CEC) and Federal Skilled Trade (FST) now must go through an added step of being selected called Express Entry. In other words, all […]

21.01.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
‘Gary V’ rocks Pechanga Resort & Casino March 8

‘Gary V’ rocks Pechanga Resort & Casino March 8

Internationally acclaimed singer, Gary Valenciano, popularly known as ‘Gary V’ will rock the theater of the famous Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California through a concert slated on March 8 at 7 p.m. Pechanga Resort & Casino is well-known for hosting the best and the brightest Filipino entertainers and performers such as Megastar Sharon […]

19.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Hometown, Music ·
Cara Mia Gelato launches ‘Pennies For Education’

Cara Mia Gelato launches ‘Pennies For Education’

Cara Mia Gelato (CMG) Eagle Rock Plaza is proud to announce the launching of their first loca community program called “Pennies For Education” benefiting educational program of Filipino American Associations in the Los Angeles, CA area. For details of the program, contact Rene Ramos | call or text 310.259.6418. Also, CMG Eagle Rock Plaza is pleased to name […]

15.01.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Offers, Promotions ·
Star Cinema brings ‘EDSA Woolworth’ to Philippine screens starting January 14

Star Cinema brings ‘EDSA Woolworth’ to Philippine screens starting January 14

Pokwang starrer from TFC@theMovies kicks off Star Cinema’s 2015 movie line-up  REDWOOD SHORES, CA, January 5, 2015 – The second original feature film of TFC@theMovies that was the talk of the town among Filipino moviegoers of North America back in November 2014 will be shown in Philippine screens starting January 14.  ABS-CBN Star Cinema is bringing the […]

Get Free Tickets to see Sarah Geronimo at the Pechanga Theater

Get Free Tickets to see Sarah Geronimo at the Pechanga Theater

If you are interested in seeing Sarah Geronimo live at Pechanga Resort & Casino, then perhaps this is your lucky day. Pechanga Resort & Casino announced a raffle contest, which will give away two pairs of tickets to see Sarah Geronimo at the Pechanga Theater on January 17th at 8:00 PM. The raffle contest will […]

06.01.2015 · Filled under: Contests, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Promotions ·
Pechanga Resort & Casino’s New Year Gift: Filipina Pop Star Princess Sarah Geronimo Live in Concert on Jan. 16 & 17

Pechanga Resort & Casino’s New Year Gift: Filipina Pop Star Princess Sarah Geronimo Live in Concert on Jan. 16 & 17

Filipina Pop Star Princess Sarah Geronimo is poised to open New Year with a bang for a two-night concert to endear followers and avid patrons of the only getaway for music and game lovers, Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California on January 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. Pechanga Resort & Casino is well-known for hosting the best and […]

20.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
LBC Express and Sigue announce a strategic partnership

LBC Express and Sigue announce a strategic partnership

Holiday consumer promotion kicks off relationship Sigue Corporation (“Sigue”), a global money transfer leader, announced on December 9, 2014 that it has entered into a strategic distribution partnership with LBC Express, Inc., (“LBC”) one of the Philippines’ largest payment and logistics supply chain company.  This collaboration allows consumers of both companies to send money to virtually anywhere […]

16.12.2014 · Filled under: Services ·
Blockbuster KimXi tandem returns with Ai Ai in the wacky ‘Past Tense’

Blockbuster KimXi tandem returns with Ai Ai in the wacky ‘Past Tense’

TFC@theMovies brings current number one Filipino comedy film to 38 theatres in the U.S. and 13 in Canada starting December 5 REDWOOD SHORES, CA – The last time Kim Chiu and Xian Lim teamed up on the big screen under award-winning director Mae Cruz Alviar – which was just in early 2014 – their film Bride for Rent grossed over P326 million in the […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film, Services ·
Permanent residence for caregivers is no longer automatic

Permanent residence for caregivers is no longer automatic

Live in Caregivers in Canada have received some bad news lately. The Canadian government did warn the public that major changes were being drafted to amend the live-in caregiver program but it now seems that caregivers will not automatically become permanent residence after two years of work. The old system essentially guaranteed that a caregiver would become […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
New AARP report reveals economic disparity among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Age 50+

New AARP report reveals economic disparity among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Age 50+

Household income, consumer spending, and poverty levels vary widely among AAPI groups WASHINGTON, D.C.  – A new research report from AARP reveals economic disparity among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) age 50+. When viewed as a whole, AAPIs appear more financially secure than the general population, but the aggregate totals and median averages mask […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
LA County to host used oil and filter recycling event in Lawndale

LA County to host used oil and filter recycling event in Lawndale

LA County Public Works will host a free used motor oil and oil filter recycling event on December 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, at the Lawndale O’Reilly Auto Parts, located at 15122 ½ Hawthorne Blvd. When used oil is illegally dumped into stormdrains, it pollutes local water bodies and contaminates sources of clean drinking water. In […]

10.12.2014 · Filled under: Environment, Happenings, Services ·
SCE warns customers to be aware of utility bill scam this Holiday season

SCE warns customers to be aware of utility bill scam this Holiday season

ROSEMEAD, Calif. – Southern California Edison (SCE) warns customers to stay vigilant this holiday season as impostors, claiming to represent the utility, continue a telephone scam demanding immediate payment for allegedly past-due electricity bills. The hustle and bustle of the season makes customers especially vulnerable as telephone bill scammers increase calls threatening to disconnect electrical service unless immediate payment is made on […]

10.12.2014 · Filled under: Christmas, Environment, Holidays, Services ·
Covered California assures that immigration info is safe, secure and confidential

Covered California assures that immigration info is safe, secure and confidential

LOS ANGELES, Calif. − Leading national and California immigrant rights organizations joined with Covered California to announce a partnership to spread the word to all communities that immigration status should not deter anyone who can benefit from obtaining coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The federal government’s leading official overseeing health insurance […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Services, U.S. News ·
Holiday Make-up by Colina Salon

Holiday Make-up by Colina Salon

The holiday season gets busy with parties and events. Let your beauty stand out, and let the “celebrity make-up artist to the stars”  Marlou Colina of Colina Salon take care of it. From conventional make-up technique to the high definition coverage airbrush make-up, Colina Salon offers top-notch hair and make-up design that made celebrities trust its […]

04.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Marlou Colina, Promotions ·
Binibining Pilipinas USA seeks licensees for U.S. regional pageants

Binibining Pilipinas USA seeks licensees for U.S. regional pageants

Los Angeles – In preparation for its upcoming 3rd annual BINIBINING PILIPINAS USA 2015 Pageant (“Your Destiny Awaits!”), scheduled for August 2015, in Los Angeles, CA, the Binibining Pilipinas USA organization announced today that it is seeking regional/local pageant directors from various regions around the United States to operate, manage, and conduct official local pageants or candidate searches, […]

04.12.2014 · Filled under: Local News, Promotions ·
Free Christmas carol concert at Christ the King Church in Hollywood Dec. 14

Free Christmas carol concert at Christ the King Church in Hollywood Dec. 14

Nova Vocal Ensemble together with Christ the King School’s Pueri Cantores choir to perform familiar carols by composer-in-residence Dale Trumbore A Christmas tradition comes back to Hollywood as the Nova Vocal Ensemble together with Christ the King School’s Pueri Cantores choir performs dazzling new arrangements of familiar carols by composer-in-residence Dale Trumbore in a free […]

03.12.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Covered California’s open-enrollment period gets off to a strong start as Holidays Approach

Covered California’s open-enrollment period gets off to a strong start as Holidays Approach

Consumers can enroll at local events and storefronts It is clear that at the top of the holiday wish list this year for many Californians is having quality and affordable health coverage. Covered California, the state agency charged with administering the Affordable Care Act in California, announced that nearly 70,000 consumers submitted applications for health […]

02.12.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Offers, Promotions, Services ·
APOGLA’s inaugural ball slated Dec. 13

APOGLA’s inaugural ball slated Dec. 13

Dan E. Nino, a journalist, tax and business consultant, will be sworn in as president of  Alpha Phi Omega (Philippines) of Greater Los Angeles for 2015 with his fellow officers on Dec. 13 (Saturday), 6 p.m. at Marriott Hotel on 4700 Airport Dr., Long Beach. Nino will succeed Jerome Paggao. Cerritos City Mayor Mark Pulido […]

02.12.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
HIFI California’s International Filipino Exposition on December 5-6 at FACLA

HIFI California’s International Filipino Exposition on December 5-6 at FACLA

Los Angeles—The International Filipino Business Exposition sponsoredby the Historic Filipinotown California Expostion LLC will be held on December 5 and 6, 2014 at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) Social Hall at 1740 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, Ca90026. This was announced by Dr. Veronico Agatep, the HIFI Cali ExpoPresident who said: “ the trade fair and exposition is an annual […]

01.12.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
LBC opens brand new branch in City of Carson

LBC opens brand new branch in City of Carson

LBC continues to deliver smiles all around the world by opening a bigger and better branch in Carson City. The grand opening was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 21636 Figueroa St. Carson, CA 90745. This is actually not the first time LBC has opened a branch in Carson. In fact, […]

28.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News, Promotions, Services ·
Homestead students speak out

Homestead students speak out

Homestead Schools in Torrance, Calif. offers vocational nursing, nurse assisting and medical assisting programs. Recently, the school surveyed its recent graduates to learn about their impressions of the program, instructors, facilities and overall dedication of the school to help students achieve their dream of becoming a nurse. Here’s what they had to say: I am […]

23.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News, Offers, Services ·
Angeline Quinto live in concert

Angeline Quinto live in concert

Star Power Grand Champion and Queen of Teleserye Theme Songs show Nov. 30 at Alex Theater The multi-talented Angeline Quinto has won all the major singing awards and competitions of her generation. She began her meteoric ascent in 2003 at “Star for a Night,” the national TV contest hosted by Asia’s Songbird, Regine Velasquez, wherein she dueled […]

23.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·

Thousands of Angelenos to ‘Move It’ with the LAUSD

District 5K at Dodger Stadium in support of health & wellness LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will host its second annual 5K ‘Move It’ Challenge and Health Festival on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at Dodger Stadium.  In partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers, this District fundraiser aims to raise awareness about the […]

21.11.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Sports & Recreation ·
AARP sponsors East West Players’ ‘Takarazuka’

AARP sponsors East West Players’ ‘Takarazuka’

AARP members receive $10 discount until December 7 WASHINGTON, D.C. – AARP is a proud sponsor of “Takarazuka,” the latest production of East West Players, the nation’s premier Asian American theater company. AARP is underwriting a special performance on Sunday, November 23 at 2pm at the David Henry Hwang Theater at the Union Center of the Arts in Los Angeles. AARP members receive […]

20.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings ·
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