COVID vaccine in exchange for Pemberton? DOH says no such condition set by US manufacturers

MANILA, Sept 11 (Mabuhay) –The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday said none of the US-based manufacturers of COVID-19 vaccine asked for the pardon of US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton so that the Philippines may be given access to the potential shots that could spell the end of the pandemic. “We have had discussions already […]

11.09.2020 · Filled under: Local News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·

BuCor asked to compute Pemberton’s served jail time

MANILA, Aug 26 (Mabuhay) — The Olongapo City Regional Trial Court (RTC) has requested from the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) the computation of the jail time served by US Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton, an official of the Department of Justice (DOJ) said on Tuesday. “BuCor has been asked by the court in (Olongapo) […]

26.08.2020 · Filled under: Local News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·

New Clark Airport terminal building to open before end-2020 — BCDA

MANILA, Aug 3 (Mabuhay) — The new passenger terminal building (PTB) at the Clark International Airport is on track to open by the end of the year and will be fully operational by January next year, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) announced Sunday. In an emailed statement, the BCDA said the building shell […]

03.08.2020 · Filled under: Asian News, Local News, News, Philippine News, World News ·

US military donates P11-M in medical supplies to PH

MANILA, July 27 (Mabuhay) — The United States Army and Marine Corps service members delivered on Monday an additional PHP11.4 million (US$230,600) in medical equipment to hospitals in 11 cities across the Philippines. This new donation brings the total US government pandemic assistance to the Philippines to PHP989 million or more than US$20 million. “This […]

28.07.2020 · Filled under: Local News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·

PH issues temporary moratorium on participation in US EVP

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — The Philippines has issued a temporary moratorium on the participation of Filipino nationals in the United States Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) amid the current coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. The Philippine Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) Committee, in an advisory, cited the “urgent nature and life-threatening implications” associated with the health crisis that […]

10.07.2020 · Filled under: Local News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·

DOH: Don’t buy dexamethasone for the purpose of preventing COVID-19

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health on Saturday advised the public not to flock to drugstores to buy dexamethasone for use in preventing COVID-19. “Dapat ‘yung mga kababayan natin, ‘wag bumili kasi ‘di naman siya magagamit to prevent, hindi naman siya magagamit para gamutin ang COVID-19,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said. Malacañang on […]

PRRD renews ties with 4 countries, state of Palestine

MANILA, June 20 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte has ensured that the Philippines will continue to have “friendly and cooperative” relations with Canada, Iran, Vietnam, New Zealand, and Palestine, Malacañang said on Friday. Duterte gave the guarantee during the presentation of credentials of the five countries’ ambassadors held at Malacañan Palace on Friday afternoon, the […]

21.06.2020 · Filled under: Asian News, Local News, News, Philippine News, World News ·

US official thanks DND for supporting Philippine gov’t’s decision to suspend VFA

MANILA, June 15 (Mabuhay) — US Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday expressed appreciation for the support the Department of National Defense (DND) gave the Philippine government in its decision to suspend the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement. Esper and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana had a conference call on Friday to discuss US-Philippines relations, […]

17.06.2020 · Filled under: Local News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News, World News ·

OFWs need to submit names, destinations before returning to PH

MANILA, June 11 (Mabuhay) — A new protocol will be implemented in the processing of returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Wednesday. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said returning OFWs will now be required to submit pertinent information to the agency before they leave their host countries. […]

11.06.2020 · Filled under: Asian News, Local News, News, Philippine News, World News ·
Pinoy Sports-Artist to be Inducted into West Coast Hall of Fame

Pinoy Sports-Artist to be Inducted into West Coast Hall of Fame

By: Ray Andres As fate would have it, destiny closed the door to sports artist Jun Aquino years back when he was being recognized as one of the most talented artists while working at the now defunct Free Press Magazine. The publication closed shop but it was not the end for the talented artist with new and […]

11.09.2016 · Filled under: Art, Local News ·

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 ·

Mama Sita commemorative stamps added to US Postal Museum collection

WASHINGTON, DC – The Mama Sita Foundation officially handed over a donation of Mama Sita commemorative stamps to the Smithsonian National Postal Museum during a simple turnover ceremony held at the museum lobby on 15 August 2016. The late Teresita “Mama Sita” Reyes was an iconic figure in Philippine culinary arts history, pioneering the use of mixes and seasonings that accompany […]

18.08.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·

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 ·
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 ·
Veterans’ rights and welfare highlighted in Embassy Talakayan

Veterans’ rights and welfare highlighted in Embassy Talakayan

WASHINGTON, DC – Filipino-American community members and veterans’ rights advocates gathered on 28 July 2016 at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy for a Talakayan on the Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Program. In July 2015, the White House released the report “Modernizing and Streamlining Our Legal Immigration System for the 21st Century” that announced the parole […]

02.08.2016 · Filled under: 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 ·
Fil-Am nurse educator receives Master Teacher Award and selected as an item-writer for NCLEX

Fil-Am nurse educator receives Master Teacher Award and selected as an item-writer for NCLEX

Donald Laurino, MSN,CCRN,CMSRN,PHN,RN-BC, a Filipino-American nurse educator, was recently selected as the honorable mention recipient of Elsevier Master Teacher Award 2016. His nomination reflects the commitment he has shown not only to bettering students’ lives, but also to improving the quality of health care provided to patients.  His selection for honorable mention places him among […]

30.07.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Larry Zabala, diplomat, journo, writes 30

Larry Zabala, diplomat, journo, writes 30

Los Angeles – Laurencio “Larry” De Venecia Zabala, Jr., 85, passed away Thursday, 21 July 2016, at 1pm in the Intensive Care Unit of the Los Angeles Community Hospital. During the 1960s, Zabala reported and wrote for the Philippine nation’s leading newspaper, the Manila Daily Bulletin, and during the 1970s and 1980s served as press attaché […]

28.07.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
VP Robredo to grace National Empowerment Conference in DC

VP Robredo to grace National Empowerment Conference in DC

U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott to give opening keynote speech Washington, D.C. – Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo has accepted NaFFAA’s invitation to attend the 12th National Empowerment Conference, which will be held next month in Valley Forge, PA, a city 25 miles north of Philadelphia. She will be the featured speaker at the gala dinner on Saturday, […]

28.07.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
DOL, OSHA, PHL Embassy forge ties to help protect Georgia workers

DOL, OSHA, PHL Embassy forge ties to help protect Georgia workers

The Embassy of the Philippines and U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have renewed its partnership to promote worker’s rights at a signing ceremony in the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Building in Atlanta. Sung Kim Chu, assistant district director, Wage and Hour Division, Atlanta, Américo Pagán, assistant regional administrator cooperative […]

26.07.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
Fil-Am stars in world premiere of ‘As Straw Before The Wind’

Fil-Am stars in world premiere of ‘As Straw Before The Wind’

Hollywood, CA   – As Straw Productions presents the World Premiere of As Straw Before The Wind, a new play that offers a window into the life experience of a Filipina nurse who survives the trauma of World War II, only to discover that her war is not yet over. Written by Felix Racelis, under the direction of Lesley Asistio, the […]

17.07.2016 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film, Local News ·
Oldest Fil-Am women’s club marks 55 years of community service

Oldest Fil-Am women’s club marks 55 years of community service

Los Angeles – The Los Angeles Philippine Women’s Club (LA PWC), the oldest Filipino American women’s organization in Southern California, marked its 55th year of community service by installing its new officers and new members. The happy occasion was held at the Manila Terrace Social hall at 2328 W. Temple St. at Historic Filipinotown, DTLA […]

12.07.2016 · Filled under: 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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
FYLPRO signs 3-year MOU with Ayala, DFA, launches application for 2016 Immersion Program to PHL

FYLPRO signs 3-year MOU with Ayala, DFA, launches application for 2016 Immersion Program to PHL

LOS ANGELES — FYLPRO representatives on May 18 signed a 3-year partnership with the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs and Ayala Foundation, Inc., which commences the launch of its 2016 Immersion Program application that would identify 10 Filipino-American young leaders to join an all-expense paid, week-long program in the Philippines, FYLPRO President Bea Rico announced […]

24.06.2016 · Filled under: 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 ·
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 ·
Collaboration, resilience: Lessons learned from Pinatubo@25

Collaboration, resilience: Lessons learned from Pinatubo@25

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Twenty-five years after the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century, experts and analysts, Government officials, private sector representatives, and members of the academe gathered at the Carnegie Institution for Science for the public lecture, “25 years ago at Pinatubo: The forecast, climax, and aftermath of a giant eruption” by Dr. Chris Newhall […]

20.06.2016 · Filled under: 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 ·
Fil-Ams in DC celebrate PHL Independence Day with dynamic PHL-US diplomatic relations

Fil-Ams in DC celebrate PHL Independence Day with dynamic PHL-US diplomatic relations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 300 guests from the United States Government, foreign diplomatic corps, private sector, and the Filipino-American community gathered at the Pavilion Floor of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on 09 June 2016 to join the celebration of the 118th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence and the 70th Anniversary of […]

14.06.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Colorful PHL, other cultures shown in Asean Fest in Los Angeles

Colorful PHL, other cultures shown in Asean Fest in Los Angeles

Los Angeles  – The Philippine Consulate General, led by Consul General Leo M. Herrera-Lim in cooperation with the Philippine Department of Tourism in Los Angeles and Tourism Director, Mr. Richmond Jimenez, participated in the  LA-ASEAN Fest 2016 held at the South Coast Mall in Costa Mesa, California on 04 June 2016.   It was a unique […]

13.06.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
DFA’s FSI, Johns Hopkins build partnership to advance PHL’s diplomatic knowledge

DFA’s FSI, Johns Hopkins build partnership to advance PHL’s diplomatic knowledge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The first Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Department of Foreign Affairs – Foreign Service Institute (FSI) and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) was signed at a special SAIS Philippines Roundtable held at the Johns Hopkins University on 06 June 2016. The MOU recognizes the strategic importance […]

13.06.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News ·
Fil-Ams celebrate Independence Day, have message for Duterte

Fil-Ams celebrate Independence Day, have message for Duterte

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – Hundreds of Filipino-Americans paraded through Historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles on June 4 to celebrate the 118th Philippine Independence Day. Cheering crowds watched a marching band, local beauty queens on floats, community leaders in a convoy of cars, Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders in formation and dozens of participants who marched while […]

08.06.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
‘Flavors Of The Philippines’ wows palates at 8th Annual Embassy Chef Challenge in DC

‘Flavors Of The Philippines’ wows palates at 8th Annual Embassy Chef Challenge in DC

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Chef Claude Tayag’s bringhe recipe and Enzo Lim’s special cocktail bagged the People’s Choice Award at the 8th Annual Embassy Chef Challenge organized by Events DC and Cultural Tourism DC on 25 May 2016 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. “The Filipino people won it. We have conquered the world with our cuisine,” […]

30.05.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Local News ·
Centennial man continues to touch lives

Centennial man continues to touch lives

LOS ANGELES – On May 1, 2016, Felipe V. Manalo, former Mayor of Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro, celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends at the Secret Garden Restaurant on West Olympic. He was born in 1916, a very significant year in the Philippines: the U.S. government promised to give the country greater autonomy, leading to […]

28.05.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
‘Books Across America’ gets books in hands of young children with help from ‘The Dr. Oz Show,’ UPS, Scholastic, and The National WIC Association

‘Books Across America’ gets books in hands of young children with help from ‘The Dr. Oz Show,’ UPS, Scholastic, and The National WIC Association

Sacramento, Calif.— On Wednesday, May 25, “Books Across America” launches with “The Dr. Oz Show,” UPS, Scholastic, and the National WIC Association (NWA), a nationwide book drive and week-long campaign, May 25 to May 31. The drive aims to get books into the hands of children across the country ages 0 to 5. The campaign […]

26.05.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Local News ·
Call for applications for the 5th Filipino-American Youth Leadership Program

Call for applications for the 5th Filipino-American Youth Leadership Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The search is on for the ten (10) outstanding next-generation Filipino-Americans who will participate in the 5th annual Filipino-American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPRO), which will be conducted in the Philippines from 24 November to 02 December 2016. Launched in 2012 as a youth-oriented project of Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. […]

25.05.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
Chef Claude Tayag to showcase ‘Flavors of The Philippines’ in annual Embassy Chef Challenge

Chef Claude Tayag to showcase ‘Flavors of The Philippines’ in annual Embassy Chef Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The “Flavors of the Philippines” is getting ready to take the largest diplomatic community in the world by storm at the 8th annual Embassy Chef Challenge that will be held on 25 May 2016 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. As Washington’s leading international culinary event, the Embassy […]

19.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, 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 ·
NaFFAA commends ‘Family Reunification for Filipino WWII Veterans’ program

NaFFAA commends ‘Family Reunification for Filipino WWII Veterans’ program

Washington, D.C. “Yesterday’s announcement from the Department of Homeland Security that family members of Filipino World War II veterans can now apply for parole visas and reunite with their parents here in the United States, is very heartening,” says NaFFAA National Chair JT Mallonga. “Our courageous heroes, who have waited for up to 20 years, deserve the opportunity to […]

13.05.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
2016 overseas voting ends with weekend rush at PHL Consulate

2016 overseas voting ends with weekend rush at PHL Consulate

Los Angeles  –  Overseas Voting for the 2016 General Elections at the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles with “personal voting” ending at 2:00 am on the early hours.  As authorized by the COMELEC, Office of Overseas Voting, taking into consideration that there is no mail delivery on Saturdays and Sundays.  Acceptance of mailed ballots […]

11.05.2016 · Filled under: 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 ·
Filipinos march against wage theft in Long Beach on May Day

Filipinos march against wage theft in Long Beach on May Day

LONG BEACH, CA – Filipinos were among hundreds of Long Beach community members who took to the streets and marched from MacArthur Park to City Hall on May 1, 2016 in support of workers’ and immigrants’ rights. The march was organized by the May Day Long Beach Coalition, consisting of 19 local organizations including the […]

09.05.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
DC’s ‘discover diplomacy’ turns spotlight on PHL-US alliance

DC’s ‘discover diplomacy’ turns spotlight on PHL-US alliance

WASHINGTON, DC — “We look forward to the US continued engagement with Asia. Despite budgetary constraints and the pull of other global commitments, it is here in the Asia-Pacific where America must clearly advance its interests and priorities. As Asia is becoming more prosperous, security tensions must be addressed.” This was one of the key messages […]

09.05.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
PHL voting at the Consulate ends on May 9 at 2 a.m.

PHL voting at the Consulate ends on May 9 at 2 a.m.

Consulate reminds Filipino citizens who wish to cast their PHL votes to come now until May 9 Overseas Voters registered with the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles are being reminded that voters who have received their ballots should mail back their accomplished ballots as soon as possible in order for USPS to be able to […]

06.05.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
USCIS to implement Filipino WW II veterans Parole Program

USCIS to implement Filipino WW II veterans Parole Program

WASHINGTON—Beginning June 8, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will allow certain Filipino World War II veteran family members who are beneficiaries of approved family-based immigrant visa petitions an opportunity to receive a discretionary grant of parole on a case-by-case basis, so that they may come to the United States as they wait for their immigrant […]

05.05.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Residents continue saving water efforts in state

Residents continue saving water efforts in state

SACRAMENTO   – Californians sharpened their water saving efforts in March, conserving 24.3 percent compared to the amount used in March 2013 – double February’s savings and evidence that residents and businesses remain concerned about the persistent drought now in its fifth year. Statewide cumulative savings from June 2015 to March 2016 totaled 23.9 percent compared […]

05.05.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Local News ·
Coach Dalupan book ‘The Maestro’ makes triumphant US debut

Coach Dalupan book ‘The Maestro’ makes triumphant US debut

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Basketball fans flocked to the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy on 28 April 2016 to witness the US launch of the book, “The Maestro of Philippine Basketball,” which chronicles the life and career of legendary coach Virgilio “Baby” Dalupan. “Coach Dalupan was not only a coach but a mentor, and an inspiration […]

05.05.2016 · Filled under: Books, Local News, Sports & Recreation ·

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 ·
FACLA officers sworn in during 71st Gala Night

FACLA officers sworn in during 71st Gala Night

LOS ANGELES –The new set of officers of the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA), the oldest existing Filipino community organization in the United States,were sworn into office last Sunday, April 24, during its 71st Anniversary Gala Night at the Glendale Hilton in Glendale. Inducted by State Senator Bob Huff were Fernandico Q. GonongJr, […]

04.05.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
May is ‘California Lupus Awareness Month’

May is ‘California Lupus Awareness Month’

(Sacramento) – Senator Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) yesterday presented Senate Resolution 65, which designates May as “California Lupus Awareness Month.” Senate Resolution 65 passed with a 36-0 vote, receiving overwhelming, bipartisan support. The measure seeks to bring greater awareness, understanding and insight to the devastating effects of Lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation […]

29.04.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News ·
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 ·
Cuisia casts his ballot, urges overseas Filipinos to vote

Cuisia casts his ballot, urges overseas Filipinos to vote

WASHINGTON D.C. – Leading by example, Philippine Ambassador to the United States, Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. cast his ballot for the 2016 Philippine National Elections at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy on 20 April 2016. Ambassador Cuisia came from a series of official engagements in Manila, Guam, Hawaii, California, and Virginia before returning to […]

24.04.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
Lopez, veteran immigration lawyer, dies in car accident

Lopez, veteran immigration lawyer, dies in car accident

LOS ANGELES – Filipino-American immigration lawyer Atty. Luisito L. Lopez, died on Tuesday, April 5, after a car accident while on his way to visit a client in an immigration detention facility in Eloy, Arizona. He was 76. Lopez’s eldest daughter Rose, who was driving the Honda Odyssey van, was seriously injured and is now […]

14.04.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
PHL remembers, honors Filipino WWII veterans on Day of Valor

PHL remembers, honors Filipino WWII veterans on Day of Valor

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 2016  – “Our veterans have rendered a service that has no equal, and one which we can only hope to repay by living up to the promise of a free and peaceful and civilized nation”, Charge d’affaires and Minister Patrick Chuasoto said in his opening remarks during the reception and symposium held in commemoration […]

12.04.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHL Embassy tests vote counting machines

PHL Embassy tests vote counting machines

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The final testing and sealing (FTS) of COMELEC vote counting machines (VCMs) for the 2016 Philippine National Elections was held at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy on Wednesday, 06 April 2016. Consul Katrina Borja-Martin led the FTS along with Embassy personnel who took their oaths as Special Board of Election Inspectors […]

12.04.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Church pastor, activists demand justice for Kidapawan farmers

Church pastor, activists demand justice for Kidapawan farmers

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – A Methodist Church pastor, a Latino human rights advocate and more than 50 other community activists held a rally in front of the Philippine Consulate here on Saturday to condemn the bloody dispersal of farmers seeking relief from the drought in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato. Roy Padilla, a pastor at […]

06.04.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
US-based Pinoys presented with livelihood options

US-based Pinoys presented with livelihood options

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In line with the economic diplomacy strategy of the Philippine Embassy that aims to diversify stakeholder profile in the Philippine economy, the Philippine Overseas Labor and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Offices (POLO-OWWA) in Washington, D.C. conducted the first-ever seminar on Options for Livelihood and Development for overseas Filipinos on 31 March 2016 at […]

06.04.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Finally,  a $15 an hour wage and paid sick leave for IHSS providers

Finally, a $15 an hour wage and paid sick leave for IHSS providers

BY UDWA BLOG   This blog post originally appeared on udwa.org. All across this state – from the streets of San Diego to the legislative chambers of Sacramento – home care workers have made our voices heard! For the past year we have rallied and marched alongside thousands of underpaid workers to make one thing clear: […]

03.04.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Democrats Court Fil-Am, AAPI Voters

Democrats Court Fil-Am, AAPI Voters

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – As the race for the White House heats up, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) continues to tap better ways to reach Filipino-American and other Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) voters. DNC Chief Executive Officer Amy Dacey told reporters yesterday (Wednesday in Manila) they have expanded their grassroots outreach […]

02.04.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Bonta, supporters call for accurate data collection to address health, education challenges for all API subgroups

Bonta, supporters call for accurate data collection to address health, education challenges for all API subgroups

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), author of AB 1726, the Accounting for Health and Education in Asian Pacific Islander Demographics Act (the AHEAD Act), issued the following statement after holding press conferences in Oakland and Sacramento to call for accurate data collection for all API subgroups. “Good data drives good policy,” Bonta explained.  “One way […]

31.03.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
Investors agri, manufacturing, S&T examined eyed Washington

Investors agri, manufacturing, S&T examined eyed Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Secretary Virgilio De los Reyes of the Philippine Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and a panel of senior Philippine officials recently discussed the “opportunities and challenges” in Philippine agriculture, manufacturing, and science and technology, highlighting the country’s economic growth, the inclusiveness of progress, the sustainability of reforms, and the quality of the Filipino workforce. […]

25.03.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
PHL advances China sea dispute, other issues with US lawmakers

PHL advances China sea dispute, other issues with US lawmakers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Philippine Government officials engaged US legislators on 15-16 March 2016 to mobilize Congressional support for key Philippine advocacies in the United States. On 15 March, Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. and Acting Secretary of Justice Emmanuel L. Caparas led the Philippine delegation in separate meetings with Senator […]

18.03.2016 · Filled under: 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 ·
Filipino community in Metro DC remembers EDSA in Embassy ‘Talakayan’

Filipino community in Metro DC remembers EDSA in Embassy ‘Talakayan’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the Filipino community in the Metro DC area swapped stories and insights into the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution in a Talakayan held on 29 February 2016 at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy. The Talakayan was jointly organized by the Embassy and the Philippine Arts, Letters and Media Council (PALM) to commemorate the […]

03.03.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Historic MCO Tax vote keeps health care promise to California

Historic MCO Tax vote keeps health care promise to California

(SACRAMENTO, CA)- Today, Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), Chair of the Assembly Public Health and Developmental Services Committee and Co-Chair of the Conference Committee in the Second Extraordinary Session, spoke in support of ABX2 1 and SBX2 2, which both passed the legislature today and moved on to the Governor’s desk. “Today’s vote was the result […]

02.03.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Bonta authors plan to end child poverty

Bonta authors plan to end child poverty

Bill to identify, prevent, and heal childhood trauma receives strong support from CDF (Sacramento, CA) – At the State Capitol, the Children’s Defense Fund of California (CDF) released its 2016 plan to end child poverty, ensure educational equity, provide access to health care, and transform justice systems for youth. Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) authored a […]

28.02.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·

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 ·
LA 2024 bid unveils Olympic logo, sunny slogan

LA 2024 bid unveils Olympic logo, sunny slogan

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |   – Los Angeles 2024 Olympic bid chiefs unveiled an official logo of an angel basking in rays of Californian sunshine on Tuesday as the city cranked up its campaign to stage the games for a third time. The brightly colored logo is accompanied by an official slogan, urging people to “Follow the […]

18.02.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
AARP unmasks ‘Fearless at 50’ Filipina Roxanne Cai

AARP unmasks ‘Fearless at 50’ Filipina Roxanne Cai

WASHINGTON, D.C – Recognizing the milestone 50 represents, AARP recently launched “Fearless at 50,” a campaign to celebrate real people who are challenging outdated perceptions of what it means to be 50 and over. The campaign features real people boldly trying new things or just feeling good about who they are in video vignettes. Roxanne “Rock N […]

03.02.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Cuisia briefs DC-based journalists on PHL foreign policy

Cuisia briefs DC-based journalists on PHL foreign policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “In the past seven decades, the Philippines and the US have seen themselves become treaty allies, strategic partners and close friends. We believe that bilateral relations are truly at their best as they are comprehensive, dynamic and forward-looking,” Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. said in the opening of his special briefing […]

02.02.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Bonta to address education, health disparities in Asian Pacific Islander community

Bonta to address education, health disparities in Asian Pacific Islander community

(Sacramento, CA) – Today Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) introduced legislation to uncover disparities within California’s diverse Asian Pacific Islander (API) population.  AB 1726, the Accounting for Health and Education in Asian Pacific Islander Demographics Act (AHEAD Act) will track the status of API subgroups with respect to health outcomes and educational achievement. “Despite the general portrayal of APIs as […]

02.02.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Is LA prepared to repair potholes caused by El Niño?

Is LA prepared to repair potholes caused by El Niño?

Los Angeles – Making good on his commitment to improving Los Angeles’s vast road network, City Controller Ron Galperin said his office will soon begin a follow-up audit of the Bureau of Street Services’ (BSS) pavement preservation program. The audit will assess BSS’s progress in implementing recommendations made by Galperin in his 2014 audit of […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Children Now, Bonta, AG join forces to help kids exposed to trauma

Children Now, Bonta, AG join forces to help kids exposed to trauma

OAKLAND, CA – This week Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) introduced AB 1644, co-sponsored by Children Now, to increase support for one of the greatest public health crises of our time: adverse childhood experiences and trauma. The bill is part of a multi-year effort to help children exposed to abuse, neglect, violence and other traumatic experiences. […]

15.01.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Cuisia talks South China Sea tension in DC

Cuisia talks South China Sea tension in DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. addressed issues surrounding the South China Sea and the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in a speech to the prestigious Foreign Policy Discussion Group (FPDG) of Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, arguing that an atmosphere characterized by tension and insecurity does not bode well for economic prosperity and integration. The Ambassador outlined […]

14.01.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
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 ·
Achievements of young Fil-Ams cited in Dr. Jose Rizal Youth Awards

Achievements of young Fil-Ams cited in Dr. Jose Rizal Youth Awards

WASHINGTON, DC—Thirteen young, outstanding Filipino-Americans were recognized for their academic excellence and community service during the Dr. Jose Rizal Youth Awards on 17 December 2015 at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy. Now on its 23rd year, the annual award recognizes students from the elementary, high school, and undergraduate levels in the Metropolitan Washington, DC […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: 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 ·
PHL envoy remembered

PHL envoy remembered

NaFFAA head speaks on the passing of Ambassador Willy C. Gaa “Ambassador Willy Gaa was a consummate diplomat, whose actions more than his words, helped make a difference in the Filipino American community’s aspirations for empowerment,” says NaFFAA National Chairman JT Mallonga. “As Philippine Ambassador to the United States from 2006-2011, Ambassador Gaa deeply cared […]

10.12.2015 · Filled under: Local 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 ·
Sister cities Olongapo City and VA beach unveil anchor of friendship

Sister cities Olongapo City and VA beach unveil anchor of friendship

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippines and the United States further strengthened their friendship and people-to-people ties through a special dedication ceremony of the Kempsville Road – Princess Anne Intersection and the Philippine Sister Anchor of Friendship on 30 November 2015 in the Kempes Landing Park in Virginia Beach. The dedication ceremony was a symbolic gesture between sister […]

07.12.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHL, World Intellectual Property sign MOU to develop national strategy for intellectual property

PHL, World Intellectual Property sign MOU to develop national strategy for intellectual property

The Philippines and the World Intellectual Property (WIPO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding last November 25 to jointly develop for the Philippines a national strategy for intellectual property (IP), which it can use to address its needs and priorities in line with existing development policies and economic goals. WIPO is the primary international body tasked […]

04.12.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
PABA to push for the naming of a school in honor Larry Itliong

PABA to push for the naming of a school in honor Larry Itliong

Los Angeles, CA – The Philippine American Bar Association (PABA) spearheads an effort to name a school facility within the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) in honor of Filipino American labor leader, Larry Itliong, a native of Pangasinan, Philippines.  Itliong was the founder of the Filipino Farm Labor Union and leader of the Agricultural Workers Organizing […]

02.12.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
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 ·
Gov. Brown leads unveiling of Bicycle Hotel and Casino in Bell Gardens

Gov. Brown leads unveiling of Bicycle Hotel and Casino in Bell Gardens

By Abner Galino CALIFORNIA Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday led the unveiling of the Bicycle Hotel and Casino in the City of Bell Gardens which has been infused with fresh capital to convert it into a fabulous place for events and relaxation rather than just a place to gamble. The seven-storey, 99-room Bicycle Hotel and […]

22.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Local News ·
PABA congratulates Winston Keh’s appointment as court commissioner in San Bernardino

PABA congratulates Winston Keh’s appointment as court commissioner in San Bernardino

Los Angeles, CA – The Philippine American Bar Association (PABA) congratulates Winston Keh on his appointment as Court Commissioner for the San Bernardino County Superior Court.  He will take his oath of office on November 30, 2015. Commissioner Keh joined the PABA Board of Governors in 2007.  He served as the President in 2013.  Commissioner Keh […]

22.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
APAICS hosts first ever young leaders summit for AAPI college students, young professionals

APAICS hosts first ever young leaders summit for AAPI college students, young professionals

On Saturday, November 14, 2015, APAICS launched its first ever Young Leaders Summit in Salt Lake City at the Utah State Capitol. The summit is geared towards college students and young professionals to promote and inspire leadership and public service. “We are excited to launch the very first APAICS Young Leaders Summit, giving students the […]

22.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Asia CEO forum recognizes Cuisia with lifetime contributor award

Asia CEO forum recognizes Cuisia with lifetime contributor award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In recognition of excellence in leadership, Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. was conferred the Lifetime Contributor Award (public sector) by the Asia CEO Forum on 11 November 2015 at the Marriott Hotel in Manila. Each year, the Asia CEO Awards recognizes extraordinary leaders and leadership teams who have demonstrated outstanding achievement for […]

18.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
Embassy hosts forum on addressing violence against women and children

Embassy hosts forum on addressing violence against women and children

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the world prepares to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, Embassy personnel and members of the Filipino-American community gathered for a forum on a Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW). In his welcome remarks, Minister Patrick Chuasoto, Chargé d’Affaires of the Philippine Embassy, […]

16.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Washington Fil-Ams remember Haiyan

Washington Fil-Ams remember Haiyan

WASHINGTON, D.C – The Philippine Humanitarian Coalition (PHC), in partnership with the Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC and the US-Philippines Society, marked the second anniversary of Super Typhoon Haiyan with a Reflection forum on 06 November 2015 at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy. Around 90 representatives from the PHC’s member-organizations, Philippine Government agencies, and the US-Philippines Society participated in the […]

14.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
Washington meet shines spotlight on APEC 2015

Washington meet shines spotlight on APEC 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C  – The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the premiere economic policy organization in the region, plays a unique role in supporting sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia Pacific through a holistic approach which empowers government, business, and civil society sectors of its member economies. Representatives from these three sectors gathered in Washington, […]

03.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
L.A. City Council proclaims October 2015 as Filipino-American History/Heritage Month

L.A. City Council proclaims October 2015 as Filipino-American History/Heritage Month

Los Angeles – The Los Angeles City Council, led by Councilmembers Mitch O’Farrell and Jose Huizar, honored the Filipino American community in Los Angeles by presenting a Resolution proclaiming October 2015 as Filipino-American History/Heritage Month on 23 October 2015 at the John Ferraro Council Chamber of the City Hall of Los Angeles. The Council honored, among other, […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
‘Partnership of Equals’ highlighted at PHL envoy’s US Naval War College lecture

‘Partnership of Equals’ highlighted at PHL envoy’s US Naval War College lecture

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – “While many people still look at the bilateral relations [between the Philippines and the United States] through the prism of our earlier colonial history, I firmly believe our partnership has evolved into one of equals, bound not just by our shared history but a mutuality of interests.” This was how Ambassador Jose […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
Operation ‘Fright Night’ targets cosmetic contact lenses

Operation ‘Fright Night’ targets cosmetic contact lenses

Items ‘Illegally sold’ without a prescription pose risk to eyesight LOS ANGELES – The owners and operators of 10 Southern California businesses were charged today in federal court with illegally selling cosmetic contact lenses without prescriptions. Some of the products that were purchased in connection with this investigation were contaminated with dangerous pathogens that can […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
West Nile Virus Weekly Update

West Nile Virus Weekly Update

Deadly West Nile Virus spreading in SoCal? The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) continues to identify West Nile virus activity in Los Angeles County. Sixteen mosquito samples, four American crow, and 12 chickens tested positive this week.  One mosquito sample collected from the city of Norwalk represents the first confirmation of WNV […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Local News ·
New report highlights disparities among growing Asian American population in western U.S.

New report highlights disparities among growing Asian American population in western U.S.

Disaggregated data shows diversity of challenges faced by Asian Americans and highlights political power of growing demographic WASHINGTON – Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) released a new report about the growing Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) populations in the Western United States, including Arizona, Hawai’i, Oregon, and the Las Vegas and […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Fil-Am video journalists part of choir that broke Guinness World Record

Fil-Am video journalists part of choir that broke Guinness World Record

LOS ANGELES – Two Filipino-American video journalists took part in the spectacular global musical performance that has recently broken the Guinness World Record for the largest gospel choir. “I was amazed and had goosebumps,” said Christy Rosacia, Los Angeles correspondent for UNTV. “I was teary-eyed. They were tears of joy.” Rosacia and Joy Macainan, who […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
Pinoy boxers sweep foes in their US debut

Pinoy boxers sweep foes in their US debut

By Abner Galino THE Philippines vs World boxing event in Los Angeles turned out to be as explosive as it has been promoted, resulting in three breathtaking knockdowns and two other fights filled with  fierce exchanges of blows – all of them ending in the victory of Filipino pugilists. Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo lived up to […]

21.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
ALA Promotions features talents to America with Pinoy Pride Edition

ALA Promotions features talents to America with Pinoy Pride Edition

By Rod Mijares Balita Media Nevada correspondent After a successful boxing promotions in the Philippines and in the Middle East, ALA Boxing Promotions in collaboration with ABS-CBN makes history by promoting their latest installment of never ending Pinoy Pride, where else, but in the boxing mecca of the world, America, the land of opportunities where […]

21.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Local News, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
PHL’S efforts towards sustainable food security highlighted at global youth institute address

PHL’S efforts towards sustainable food security highlighted at global youth institute address

WASHINGTON, D.C – Exceptional high school students from across the United States and other countries learned about positive developments in the Philippines and its efforts to become climate-resilient, climate-smart, and food-secure. Some 200 high school students are participating in the three-day Global Youth Institute hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation in Des Moines, Iowa from 15 to 17 October […]

18.10.2015 · Filled under: 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 […]

Now is the time for a flu shot

Now is the time for a flu shot

SACRAMENTO – California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith urges Californians to get the influenza (flu) vaccine as soon as it becomes available. “Unlike some other infections, a person with influenza may be contagious and infect others before they have or show any symptoms,” said Dr. Smith. “Annual […]

15.10.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News ·
PMA alum Lino Caringal, Jr elected president of Pangasinan Brotherhood-USA

PMA alum Lino Caringal, Jr elected president of Pangasinan Brotherhood-USA

Cypress, Calif. – Lino Caringal, Jr., a 1972  graduate of the Philippine Military Academy and now a self-employed businessman from Fullerton, California was elected the 15th president of the 37-year-old Pangasinan Brotherhood-USA at Marriott Hotel this city. The 65-year-old Caringal, former president of The Original Urdanetanians and current president of The Global Urdanetanians was unanimously […]

15.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
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. Taguba calls attention to family caregiving during Filipino History Month

Gen. Taguba calls attention to family caregiving during Filipino History Month

SAN FRANCISCO – AARP was proud to sponsor the Filipino American History Month Celebration last Sunday at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco for the second consecutive year. More than 2,800 attendees celebrated the Bay Area’s vibrant Filipino American community. AARP Community Ambassador (Ret.) Major General Tony Taguba was the keynote speaker at the opening […]

11.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
L.A. City Controller’s audit finds domestic violence programs underfunded, inconsistent

L.A. City Controller’s audit finds domestic violence programs underfunded, inconsistent

Incident location determined which city services survivors received Los Angeles – The City’s domestic violence programs were underfunded, disjointed, and inconsistent across City neighborhoods, according to an audit released today by City Controller Ron Galperin. Galperin released the audit to coincide with the first day of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Controller Galperin’s audit noted […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
U.S. EPA announces availability of $7 million to replace or retrofit old school buses

U.S. EPA announces availability of $7 million to replace or retrofit old school buses

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the availability of approximately $7 million in funding for rebates to public and private school bus fleet owners for the replacement and retrofit of older school buses. This is the third rebate program offered under the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) to fund cleaner school buses. […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Local News ·
Fil-Am girl shines in SC figure skating scene

Fil-Am girl shines in SC figure skating scene

By Abner Galino A 9-year-old Filipino-American girl from Pasadena is currently making ripples in the figure skating scene here in southern California. Sofia Frank, a preliminary figure skater, currently holds the Sandy Gollihugh Future Star Trophy for a sterling performance at the 2015 Pasadena Figure Skating Club Open Competition. She recently placed second at the […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Movement to award Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino veterans gains ground during Filipino American History Month

Movement to award Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino veterans gains ground during Filipino American History Month

Washington, DC – As Filipino American History Month is commemorated nationwide in October, the movement to recognize Filipino and Filipino-American World War II veterans for their wartime service to the U.S. gains momentum. October is recognized as Filipino American History Month, when the contributions of the Filipino American community are celebrated across the United States. In recent years, […]

07.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
Gov. Brown urges Californians to order pink ribbon license plates to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Gov. Brown urges Californians to order pink ribbon license plates to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Proceeds to fund free clinical breast exams, mammograms and treatment referrals SACRAMENTO — California Governor Jerry Brown kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month Thursday by urging residents to order the state’s new official Pink Ribbon License Plates. “This year, for the first time, Californians may support the early detection of breast cancer through a specialty license plate, available […]

06.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Philippine delegation tells PHL reform story in the American heartland

Philippine delegation tells PHL reform story in the American heartland

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The exciting reform story of the Philippine economy headlined the Doing Business with the Philippines Forum held at the World Trade Center Kansas City on 28 September 2015. Philippine Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. led an economic diplomacy delegation that briefed corporate executives and entrepreneurs from the Greater Kansas City Area, which encompasses […]

05.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Assemblymembers unite in LA to urge Brown to sign medical marijuana legislation

Assemblymembers unite in LA to urge Brown to sign medical marijuana legislation

Los Angeles – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) held a press conference in Los Angeles Tuesday to urge Governor Jerry Brown to sign the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act, including AB 266. Bonta, lead author of AB 266, was joined by two of his joint authors, Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (D-Los Angeles) and Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale), […]

02.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
State firefighters lose their own homes as they fight fires in other communities

State firefighters lose their own homes as they fight fires in other communities

They voice no regret at putting service to others at the expense of their own property Sacramento  – CAL FIRE Local 2881, representing the 6,500 firefighters of CAL FIRE, is making emergency donations to the families of eight firefighters who have lost their homes in the past several days. “We are giving our firefighters some […]

25.09.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Local News ·
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 ·
WW II veteran urges Fil-Am youth to continue work for justice

WW II veteran urges Fil-Am youth to continue work for justice

By Abner Galino FILIPINO American veteran leader Franco Arcebal recently urged the Filipino-American youth to continue seeking justice for his fellow World War II veterans who were denied rights by the government of the United States of America shortly after the war ended.  “You wouldn’t know (the injustice committed against the veterans) if no one […]

22.09.2015 · Filled under: 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 ·
Glendale to start issuing citations for water waste

Glendale to start issuing citations for water waste

GLENDALE, California – Glendale Water & Power will start issuing citations for repeat water wasters. In an effort to continue to meet its 20% water conservation goal set by the State, Glendale Water & Power is informing customers that if repeated violations of the Mandatory Water Conservation Ordinance are not corrected, then citations ranging from […]

16.09.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Local News ·
UCLA Pilipino Alumni Endowment surpasses $100,000

UCLA Pilipino Alumni Endowment surpasses $100,000

The UCLA Scholarship Office has confirmed that the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Endowment, which supports the UCLA Pilipino Alumni / Lovell Sevilla Scholarship Program, surpassed the $100,000 mark, a representative from the scholarship office said. In response, UCLA Pilipino Alumni Scholarship Director Bobby T. Rimas said “This is a strong indication of our commitment to supporting opportunities for deserving students to receive […]

16.09.2015 · Filled under: 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 ·
High Fees hold back  green card holders

High Fees hold back green card holders

800,000 immigrants primed for citizenship in LA County By Abner Galino In Los Angeles County, close to 800,000 lawful permanent residents (LPRs) or green card holders are eligible to become American citizens but just about half of them would take the time to make that happen. This was revealed during an ethnic media roundtable held […]

15.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Bishop Wilkerson: High Mass presider at 41st LA Peñafrancia fiesta

Bishop Wilkerson: High Mass presider at 41st LA Peñafrancia fiesta

By Mits San Jose UBLA PRO LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — Most Reverend Gerald Eugene Wilkerson, D.D., V.G., Bishop of the San Fernando Valley Pastoral Region until his retirement two months ago at age 75, will preside over a concelebrated High Mass to highlight the Kaaldawan (Feast Day) of the 41st Annual Peñafrancia  Fiesta in this […]

14.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Bonta commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike

Bonta commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike of 1965 this week on the floor of the Assembly, describing the critical collaboration between Filipino and Latino farm workers and leaders during the genesis of the California farm labor movement. “Fifty years ago, on the evening of September 7th, the Agricultural […]

14.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
City of Glendale prepares for El Niño

City of Glendale prepares for El Niño

Glendale, CA – September is Emergency Preparedness Month, and a great time to start planning for the changes winter may bring. As Southern California prepares for El Niño, the City of Glendale has initiated regular planning meetings with the Fire, Police, Public Works and Water & Power to prepare for the heavy rains.  In the near future, critical […]

09.09.2015 · Filled under: Environment, 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 ·
Fil-Am judge honored in historic enrobing ceremony

Fil-Am judge honored in historic enrobing ceremony

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – The newest Filipino-American judge in the Los Angeles Superior Court was formally honored in a historic swearing-in and enrobing ceremony at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles earlier this week. Julian Recana made history when he was named judge by California Governor Jerry Brown last month. […]

07.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Incoming USAID Mission Director reaffirms strong partnership with PHL

Incoming USAID Mission Director reaffirms strong partnership with PHL

WASHINGTON, DC — In a meeting at the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. on  01 September, Dr. Susan K. Brems—the incoming Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for the Philippines, Pacific Islands and Mongolia—reaffirmed the strong development partnership between the Philippine Government  and USAID. Dr. Brems is a career member of the […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
UCLA Pilipino Alumni presents scholarship to Josh Manansala

UCLA Pilipino Alumni presents scholarship to Josh Manansala

Several UCLA Pilipino Alumni (PAA) Board Members presented Joshua Manansala last Aug.22 with the 2015 UCLA Pilipino Alumni/Lovell Sevilla Scholarship Award Certificate at the UCLA PAA Send-Off event that took place at Heritage Park in Cerritos, California. Mr. Manansala will receive a $4,000 scholarship for his outstanding academic, leadership, and community service achievements. A recent graduate of Capital Christian […]

02.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church announces $12-M campaign to build new church and parish hall

St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church announces $12-M campaign to build new church and parish hall

Corona, CA, – St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, in the Diocese of San Bernardino, proudly announces the Build My Church with Living Stones capital stewardship campaign to construct a new church facility and parish hall.  With the approval of the master plan and the capital campaign strategic plan by Bishop Gerald R. Barnes in late […]

01.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
‘Heneral Luna’ comes to Los Angeles

‘Heneral Luna’ comes to Los Angeles

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – On Aug. 31, National Heroes’ Day in the Philippines, a special movie screening here will give Filipino-Americans a peek into the life of a Filipino hero who fought for the country’s independence from the United States. “Heneral Luna,” directed by Cinemalaya 2013 Directors Showcase Best Director Jerrold Tarog, […]

31.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film, Local News ·
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 ·
Locals treated to Filipino culture at Filipinotown Festival

Locals treated to Filipino culture at Filipinotown Festival

Last Saturday, August 1st, our paper, Balita Media participated as one of the media partners at the Filipinotown Festival in downtown Los Angeles. The festivity kicked off with a procession and parade around the grounds of the Silver Lake Medical Center, carrying the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary where the all – day event took place. The program was […]

10.08.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
CDPH celebrates National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

CDPH celebrates National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

SACRAMENTO – California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today reminds us that breastfeeding is the first step to a healthy life and forms a lasting bond between mother and child. The 2015 National Breastfeeding Month theme “Let’s Make It Work” sets the goal of empowering all women, no […]

06.08.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Ambassador’s Tour participant donates solar study lamps to Cebu students

Ambassador’s Tour participant donates solar study lamps to Cebu students

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On July 09, taking time off from the Ambassador’s Tour in which he was among the approximately 200 participants, Richmond-based Rumy Mohta searched the city of Cebu for a Filipino student whose photo showing him studying outside a fast food establishment went viral.  The photo showed the boy sitting outside the restaurant’s window so […]

05.08.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
L.A. County Board of Supervisors votes to move forward minimum wage and wage theft ordinances

L.A. County Board of Supervisors votes to move forward minimum wage and wage theft ordinances

Los Angeles, CA – Early this week, hundreds of low wage workers and community members spoke in support of raising the minimum wage in unincorporated Los Angeles County. The Board of Supervisors took steps to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and address wage theft within unincorporated L.A. County. The Raise the Wage […]

03.08.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
The Olympic golds we never had

The Olympic golds we never had

By Abner Galino Philippine gymnasts Tanya, Althea, Jovelyn and Sheila were hugging and shedding tears of joy with their coaches and I was clicking away, capturing the moments with my camera. The emotions passed on from the lens and travelled deep inside me and I suddenly found myself genuinely celebrating with them – even if […]

03.08.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
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 ·
PDOT showcases why ‘It’s More Fun in the Philippines’  at Arizona travel agents’ trade show

PDOT showcases why ‘It’s More Fun in the Philippines’ at Arizona travel agents’ trade show

LOS ANGELES – Abundant islands and beaches. Endless thrills and adventures.  Great shopping destinations.  Haven for relaxation. Exotic food. Friendly, kind and hospitable people.  These are just few of the many reasons why “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” which the Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) highlighted at the recent travel agents’ trade show in Arizona. PDOT was one […]

27.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Local News ·
PHL, US forge ties to protect Filipino nationals working on US soil

PHL, US forge ties to protect Filipino nationals working on US soil

ATLANTA – The Atlanta District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the consular section of the Philippine embassy to the United States on July 19 in Augusta, Georgia. The agreement establishes an ongoing collaboration between these entities to provide Philippine nationals with information, guidance, […]

27.07.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Consulate urges all Fil-Ams to support Special World Olympics in Los Angeles

Consulate urges all Fil-Ams to support Special World Olympics in Los Angeles

Los Angeles – A Philippine Delegation of 36 Athletes and 16 Coaches/Staff, headed by Ms. Delia A. Ortega,  President and Ms. Kaye Samson, National Director of SO Philippines will join the 2015 Special Olympics (SO) World Games in Los Angeles on 24 July -02 August 2015.  The 2015 SO World Games website states that the Philippine Athletes will […]

27.07.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
20 Fil-Ams from five states join Binibining Pilipinas USA Pageant

20 Fil-Ams from five states join Binibining Pilipinas USA Pageant

(Los Angeles, CA – July 19, 2015) – After an extensive and exhaustive search process, twenty (20) outstanding, young women representing five (5) states, several regions and of various backgrounds, were presented as the official candidates for the 3rd Annual Binibining Pilipinas USA Pageant at a press conference in Los Angeles. Hosted by Porsche of Downtown Los […]

24.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Local News ·
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 ·
Vic & Emmy: A celebration of love through the years

Vic & Emmy: A celebration of love through the years

By Mylene Billups Fifty years of marriage is a milestone that every married couple strives for.  My parents, Vic and Emy Paysan celebrated their 50 years of Catholic marriage on May 1, 2015.  Originally, they didn’t want to celebrate it with fuss; but the children made sure our parents’ milestone was recognized with a church […]

20.07.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Filipino launches app that encourages creativity, more bonding time between child and parent

Filipino launches app that encourages creativity, more bonding time between child and parent

By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman Have you ever noticed how your gadgets have become an integral part of your daily routine? Whether it’s a phone, a tablet, a laptop or a game console, these gadgets are being used daily by people of all ages, and have become so detrimental to one’s way of life, that it […]

16.07.2015 · Filled under: Art, Local News ·
LBC celebrates PHL Independence Day across the globe

LBC celebrates PHL Independence Day across the globe

Though most celebrations for the country’s 117th Independence day are held in the Philippines, LBC Express, Inc., the leading courier service, logistics, and money remittance provider has brought festivities to Filipinos across the globe. In celebration and commemoration of Philippine freedom, LBC Express held a series of games, raffles and freebies across the Middle East, Asia […]

15.07.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
ConGen general welcomes partnership with LMU and teach in PHL

ConGen general welcomes partnership with LMU and teach in PHL

Los Angeles – PHL Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim welcomed the Loyola Marymount University School of Education (LMU-SOE)  headed by Dean Shane Martin and in partnership with Teach for the Philippines led by Chairman and Founder Elizabeth Eder Zobel de Ayala in Los Angeles on 24 June 2015. The partnership between LMU’s Teach for America program and Teach for […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
New Filipino priest in LA

New Filipino priest in LA

Archbishop Jose Gomez ordained 30-year-old Fr. Marinello ‘Melo’ R. Saguin to the priesthood, along with seven other men, during a Mass celebrated at the Cathedral of the Angels on May 30, 2015. The son of the late Ruel Aguila Saguin and Marilyn Cervantes Saguin from Los Angeles, said that he first thought of a priestly vocation when he was preparing for the Sacrament of […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
NaFFAA Commends Carnegie’s tribute to immigrants

NaFFAA Commends Carnegie’s tribute to immigrants

Washington, D.C. “We are heartened by Carnegie Corporation’s July 4th tribute to immigrants and their vital contributions to this country,” says NaFFAA National Chairman JT Mallonga, in a statement praising the corporation’s “Great Immigrants: The Pride of America” initiative. This year, 39 naturalized citizens from more than 30 countries are being honored for helping strengthen American democracy […]

07.07.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
California proclaims special day honoring Fil-Am labor leader

California proclaims special day honoring Fil-Am labor leader

It’s official: California will observe a Larry Itliong Day each year to honor the legacy of the Filipino American labor organizer who fought for racial justice and farmworkers’ rights. Governor Jerry Brown yesterday (Wednesday in Manila) signed into law AB 7 proclaiming the commemorative day on October 25, Itliong’s birthday. “Larry Itliong was one of the greatest […]

06.07.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
New York Conference promotes PHL as premier investment destination

New York Conference promotes PHL as premier investment destination

WASHINGTON, DC  – Investments in people, infrastructure and reforms have transformed the Philippines into a prime destination for foreign capital in recent years, according to Philippine Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima, who was one of the keynote speakers at the Economic Briefing and Investment Conference held on 26 June 2015 at Goldman Sachs in New […]

29.06.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Favorite casino in America survey results announced today revealing top resort/casino in US

Favorite casino in America survey results announced today revealing top resort/casino in US

Not in Las Vegas or Other Established Gaming/Resort City – Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California is the favorite United States casino, according to a nationwide poll by 10Best.com, part of USA TODAY Travel, that ended Monday, June 22. The Native American owned and operated resort/casino claims the top spot after four weeks of voting by […]

29.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, 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 ·
Congressional Gold Medal Sought for Filipino WWII Vets

Congressional Gold Medal Sought for Filipino WWII Vets

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES— Legislators Thursday introduced a bill seeking to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino and Filipino-American soldiers who fought during World War II. “Filipino veterans fought bravely alongside American forces during World War II, and our recognition of their service and sacrifice is long overdue,” said Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI). Gabbard and […]

19.06.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
Rare Imelda photos in coffee table book

Rare Imelda photos in coffee table book

LOS ANGELES – A coffee table book that shows Imelda Romualdez Marcos beyond the public eye through old, mostly unpublished photographs taken by veteran news photographer Emmanuel “Jolly” Riofrir will be formally launched on Saturday, June 13, during the Tacloban town fiesta celebration at the UFCW hall at 8530 Stanton Ave., Buena Park, CA 90622. […]

12.06.2015 · Filled under: Books, Filipino Stars, Local News ·
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 ·
Fil-Am hairstylist Marlou Colina introduces UNO Premier beauty, health and wellness products

Fil-Am hairstylist Marlou Colina introduces UNO Premier beauty, health and wellness products

LOS ANGELES – After being Philippines’ number 1 network marketing company for more than eight years, Unlimited Network of Opportunities International (UNO Intl.) is finally now in the U.S. which broke ground Wednesday with the launch of its high-end international brand and exclusive business club, UNO Premier at the Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows in Beverly Hills California. The […]

05.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Local News, Marlou Colina ·
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 ·
Bonta Bill to modernize the state victim compensation program ok’d

Bonta Bill to modernize the state victim compensation program ok’d

AB 1140 protects victims of domestic violence, children, rehabilitated individuals, and victims of online crime (SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) announced today that his bill to modernize the California Victim Compensation Program passed the Assembly with strong bipartisan support (78-0). “AB 1140 modernizes the California Victim Compensation Program to more fairly care for […]

04.06.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Racquel Custodio Furbeyre, L.A. social worker

Racquel Custodio Furbeyre, L.A. social worker

LOS ANGELES – Racquel Custodio Furbeyre peacefully passed away Monday, May 18, in Los Angeles. She was 64. ​Racquel had been battling breast cancer for the past four years. Since the 1980s, Racquel was known in the L.A. Filipino and Asian community as a caring social worker who counseled troubled immigrant youths, parents, elderly and terminally ill […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
OCA-AAPI organizations support equal opportunity in higher education

OCA-AAPI organizations support equal opportunity in higher education

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates joins the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC), and more than 120 other Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations in an open letter to support affirmative action and equal opportunity in higher education. “OCA stands strongly on the principle that diversity on college campuses across our country […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Cainglet: The ‘right choice’ for Carson

Cainglet: The ‘right choice’ for Carson

By Noel T. Castorillo CITY Of CARSON, California – For someone, whose community involvement and commitment to serve residents in the city where he lives know no boundaries, there is no faulting Jesus “Alex” Cainglet in selecting the slogan “The Right Choice for Carson” for his campaign pitch. In an exclusive interview with this writer Thursday, May 14, […]

22.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHL US Millennium Challenge Corporation reaffirm strong partnership

PHL US Millennium Challenge Corporation reaffirm strong partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a meeting at the Headquarters of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in Washington D.C. on 14 May 2015, MCC Chief Executive Officer Dana Hyde and Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman of the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reaffirmed the strong partnership between the Philippine Government and MCC. Secretary Soliman noted that the partnership contributes […]

21.05.2015 · Filled under: Local 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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
Congen joins Santacruzan at Los Angeles Cathedral

Congen joins Santacruzan at Los Angeles Cathedral

Los Angeles – The officers and staff of the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles joined the 11th Archdiocesan Filipino Marian Celebration of “Santacruzan” held last May 9 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. Most Rev. Myloi Hubert Vergara, D.D.,  Bishop of Pasig, led the Eucharistic celebration with the auxiliary […]

14.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
‘Jasmine’ and ‘Twinsters’ take top honors at 2015 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

‘Jasmine’ and ‘Twinsters’ take top honors at 2015 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Los Angeles, CA – The 2015 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) held its closing ceremony with Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature JASMINE directed by Dax Phelan. The festival’s Best Director award was given to Jennifer Phang for her film “Advantageous.” Jasmine was also recognized by additional four awards – best cinematography […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Local News ·
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 ·
Consulate  hosts presentation on innovators of e-Jeepney and social products

Consulate hosts presentation on innovators of e-Jeepney and social products

Los Angeles – The Philippine Consulate General hosted a presentation on “The Future of the Philippines” featuring innovators behind the startups of e-Jeepney and Social Products (black and red rice cultivated in Cotabato) on 23 April 2015. Mr. Justin Garrido of Social Project.PH, a non-profit organization pushing social entrepreneurship as a sustainable means to alleviate poverty, jumpstarted the EVENT with the introduction of Mindanao Black Rice, reckoned to […]

05.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Fil-Ams hail community victory, vow to continue fight for traffic victim Mary Jane Veloso

Fil-Ams hail community victory, vow to continue fight for traffic victim Mary Jane Veloso

San Francisco, CA. – Filipino leaders and supporters from across the Bay Area gathered in Bayanihan Center to celebrate halting the scheduled execution of trafficked victim Mary Jane Veloso by the Indonesian government on April 28. Organized by the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) and Migrante Northern California, the event was attended by community […]

04.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
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 ·
‘No turning back in peace process,’ Coronel-Ferrer says

‘No turning back in peace process,’ Coronel-Ferrer says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “We have gone this far in our peace process. There should be no turning back.” This was the message lead government peace negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer gave after receiving the Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Advancing Women in Peace and Security on 22 April 2015 at the Georgetown University. “The Comprehensive Agreement on […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
FACLA celebrates platinum 70th year anniversary

FACLA celebrates platinum 70th year anniversary

Los Angeles – The Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) will celebrate its Platinum or 70th Anniversary this weekend, April 25 to 26, at the Social Hall at 1740 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026. FACLA President Austin Baul Jr said, Anniversary Committee Chairs Susan Oca and Linda Nery reported that the celebrations for April […]

24.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
Rep. Chu, leaders promote DACA due to low enrollment

Rep. Chu, leaders promote DACA due to low enrollment

By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman “Nothing to fear and everything to gain.” According to Rep. Judy Chu, this is what’s in store for all eligible applicants of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA is an immigration policy which allows certain undocumented immigrants who entered the country before their 16th birthday and before June 2007 to receive a renewable […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
Consulate meets with community, business leaders to access opportunities in LA

Consulate meets with community, business leaders to access opportunities in LA

Los Angeles – The Los Angeles Filipino community and business leaders paid a courtesy call to Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim on 10 April 2015. The Filipino community and business organization leaders informed Consul General Herrera-Lim about recent organization program partnerships and events.  They also announced that registration is now open for a FREE SEMINAR on How […]

17.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
PNB Remittance Center opens  its newest branch in Los Angeles

PNB Remittance Center opens its newest branch in Los Angeles

Los Angeles  – Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim spearheaded the ribbon-cutting ceremony of PNB Global Remit attended by the Filipino community, Filipino business leaders and ACTIVE  community leaders in Los Angeles, California on 10 April 2015. PNB is one of the biggest companies in the Philippines and is the only BANK  fully licensed in the United […]

15.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
ConGen graces 73rd Anniversary of The Fall Of Bataan

ConGen graces 73rd Anniversary of The Fall Of Bataan

Los Angeles  – On 09 April 2015, Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim attended the 73rdAnniversary of the Fall of Bataan (Day of Valor) also known as “Araw ng Kagitingan” organized by the Filipino Veterans Foundation held at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, led by its Executive Director Dr. Jenny Batongmalaque. In his remarks, Consul General Leo […]

14.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
Lydia V. Solis, a woman of substance elected PWUAASC President

Lydia V. Solis, a woman of substance elected PWUAASC President

By Myrna Aquitania A woman of substance, Lydia Vergara Solis, was recently elected President of the Philippine Women’s University Alumni Association of Southern California. Ms. Solis is not just Philippine News’ Southern California Chief Correspondent but she’s an active leader in the community as well. Lydia was born in Taal, Batangas to Public School Supervisor Marciano Kasilag Solis […]

07.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Honeybee Foods  Corp pays courtesy call on ConGen Herrera-Lim

Honeybee Foods Corp pays courtesy call on ConGen Herrera-Lim

Los Angeles  – Honeybee Foods Corporation paid a courtesy call on Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim at the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles on 25 March 2015. Officials from Honeybee Foods Corporation representing the famous Filipino fast-food chains, Jollibee, Red Ribbon and Chowking called on Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim on 25 March 2015.  The officials […]

06.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Fil-Am conferred with commodore rank by PCG

Fil-Am conferred with commodore rank by PCG

Filipino-American Felix B. Lopez, division chief of the South East Asia Region of International Affairs Directorate of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCG AUX) has been awarded the prestigious title of Honorary Commodore of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA) last December 1 at the PCG Headquarters, Port Area, […]

04.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
UCLA Pilipino Alumni endowment reaches $91,000

UCLA Pilipino Alumni endowment reaches $91,000

On Thursday, March 26, the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association and supporters held a dinner at the L.A. Rose Café and announced that the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Endowment reached $91,000, which supports the UCLA Pilipino Alumni / Lovell Sevilla Scholarship Program.  There were also several discussions on how to continually increase the endowment, which is key to helping […]

03.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
Olympic Station Police Commander Captain III Vitto Palozzolo calls on ConGen Herrera-Lim

Olympic Station Police Commander Captain III Vitto Palozzolo calls on ConGen Herrera-Lim

Los Angeles   – Olympic Police Station Commander Captain III Vitto Palazzolo paid a courtesy call today on Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim at the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles on 25 March 2015. The two officials discussed ways of further strengthening cooperation between the Olympic Station of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and […]

31.03.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Santarina sworn into Carson City Council by State Senator Hall

Santarina sworn into Carson City Council by State Senator Hall

Carson, CA – Filipino American Elito Santarina who was re-elected to the City Council of Carson March 3, was sworn into office by California State Senator Isadore Hall, 35th District last March 24 at the Carson Community Center. After Hall administered the oath of office, Santarina astressed the importance of “getting along with each other” in […]

30.03.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Pacquiao endorses Fil-Am’s candidacy for Glendale council seat

Pacquiao endorses Fil-Am’s candidacy for Glendale council seat

Glendale, CA – Philippine Congressman and World Champion Boxer, Manny Pacquiao, gives 100% support to our Kababayan, Edith Fuentes for Glendale City Council (April 7, 2015) candidacy.  Pacquiao is asking our Kababayans to support Fuentes, “Suportahan natin at iboto si Edith Fuentes.”  If elected, Fil-Am Edith Maniquis Fuentes, will be the first Asian-Pacific Islander elected to Glendale City Council […]

27.03.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
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