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 ·
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 ·
No cash distribution of coco levy funds

No cash distribution of coco levy funds

By Nimfa U. Rueda IRVINE, CALIF. – There will be no cash distribution of the coconut levy funds to farmers, Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol clarified in a meeting with Filipino-American businessmen here Wednesday night (Thursday in Manila). Pinol said the release of the multi-billion funds – a campaign promise to coconut farmers – will come in other […]

07.07.2016 · Filled under: News ·
FASO concert taps Sylvia La Torre, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle as special guests

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

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

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
Ultimate Heartthrobs Piolo & Sam with ‘Pokwang’ & Darren Live at Pechanga in March

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

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

24.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
Poe camp points to US Embassy doc to prove PHL residency since 2005

Poe camp points to US Embassy doc to prove PHL residency since 2005

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Grace Poe did not lie when she indicated in her certificate of candidacy (COC) for president that she has been residing in the Philippines for 10 years and 11 months, her camp said Thursday. Poe’s spokesperson, Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian, said the senator had clearly stated in a document submitted […]

06.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine 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 ·
Nov. 22 concert to honor memory of slain journalists

Nov. 22 concert to honor memory of slain journalists

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

17.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
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 ·
Obama picks Fil-Am for top Navy post

Obama picks Fil-Am for top Navy post

LOS ANGELES – US President Barack Obama has nominated the granddaughter of a Filipino veteran of World War II for promotion to vice admiral in the US Navy and for the position of Defense Health Agency (DHA) director, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced this week. If her nomination is approved, Rear Adm. Raquel C. Bono will […]

25.09.2015 · Filled under: U.S. 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 ·
For dating apps in Asia, love by numbers or chaperone

For dating apps in Asia, love by numbers or chaperone

(Hong Kong (AFP)-AFP) – Move over Tinder — a crop of dating apps in smartphone-addicted Asia is offering to recruit friends for group dates or send along a chaperone to steer the course of romance. While dating apps developed in the West encourage one-on-one, often no-strings-attached meetings, many in Asia are as much about old-school […]

30.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Science & Technology ·
Noli Me Tangere hurdles 2nd restaging in LA, producers eye San Diego

Noli Me Tangere hurdles 2nd restaging in LA, producers eye San Diego

By Abner Galino For actor Miguel Vera, the second time around must have always been sweeter (pun intended, or not). Happily meeting the press after the successful restaging of the well-known play Noli Me Tangere at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, Vera said he was happy with his performance as the lead character […]

13.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Cray wins 100m as Fil-Ams dominate

Cray wins 100m as Fil-Ams dominate

By Stefanus Ian Singapore, Singapore (AFP)  – Texas-based Eric Cray swept to 100m victory at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games on Tuesday as he led a Filipino-American assault on the athletics competition. Cray, who will represent the Philippines at next year’s Olympics in the 400m hurdles, switched to 100m but easily won with a personal best of 10.25sec. The Philippines’ […]

11.06.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Sports & Recreation ·
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 ·
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 ·
ABS-CBN Foundation Int’l celebrates 18 years of Bantay Bata (Child Watch)

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

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

19.03.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
PHL Consulate opens its doors at new location

PHL Consulate opens its doors at new location

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

06.03.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
‘Manny’ in US theaters and On Demand Jan 23

‘Manny’ in US theaters and On Demand Jan 23

By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman Narrated by Academy Award Nominee Liam Neeson and directed by Ryan Moore and Academy Award winner, Leon Gast (When We Were Kings), “Manny” – a feature length documentary film about the “People’s Champ,” will be released in theaters and On Demand starting Jan. 23, 2015.  Highlighting Pacquiao’s journey from a struggling and starving […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
“So Beautiful”

“So Beautiful”

It’s only the second week of January 2015 and already, Karen Crespo’s black book is already filled with appointments and engagements; and it’s not a surprise since her 2014 calendar was also pretty busy. “If you told me a few years ago that I would find myself in this position, I would have laughed at […]

15.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Local News ·
Fil-Am from Cavite is California Teacher of the Year

Fil-Am from Cavite is California Teacher of the Year

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – When Filipino-American Lovelyn Marquez-Prueher was a young immigrant student struggling to learn English, her teacher thought she had a learning disability. She also got bullied by classmates because of her foreign accent. “Those challenges have made me a strong advocate for immigrant students who are English learners,” said […]

25.12.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Miss America 2001 launches memoir about fairy tale beginnings … and endings

Miss America 2001 launches memoir about fairy tale beginnings … and endings

Get ready for a faith-based, roller coaster ride with the first Asian-American Miss America, as she reveals how she tackled fame, depression,  suicide, and adversity of the most universal kind. (Los Angeles, Calif., November, 2014) Angela Perez Baraquio, the first Asian-American and first teacher to be crowned Miss America in 2001, breaks her silence in her […]

15.11.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Happenings ·
Carson march tribute to LCarson march tribute to Larry Itliong Oct.25arry Itliong Oct.25

Carson march tribute to LCarson march tribute to Larry Itliong Oct.25arry Itliong Oct.25

The City of Carson and various organizations will join the entire community in honoring the life’s work and legacy of Larry Itliong – a Filipino-American labor leader and organizer. The tribute march will start at 9 a.m. from the USW-Local 675 Union Hall, located at 1200 E. 220th Lot of the Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Historic Filipinotown Indie Film Festival’s launching Oct. 15 at FACLA

Historic Filipinotown Indie Film Festival’s launching Oct. 15 at FACLA

Los Angeles – Filipino Independent Films or Indie Films’ in Town, specifically, in FilipinoTown. The Historic Filipinotown Indie Film Festival LLC (HFIF LLC) has announced that the Historic Filipinotown Independent Film Festival  that will feature Filipino and Filipino-American independently-produced films from the Philippines will be launched on Wednesday, at 6 p.m. on October 15, 2014 at the Filipino American Community […]

22.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Happenings ·
Filipino-American to host World Championship Robotics Competition

Filipino-American to host World Championship Robotics Competition

LOS ANGELES, C.A.,  – We are pleased to announce that Filipino-American, Jojo Aguilar, is returning as the Master of Ceremony for the 2014 First (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics World Championships in St. Louis, Missouri on April 23-26, 2014 at the Edward Jones Dome.  More than 10,000 high school students from around the globe will […]

21.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Happenings, Science & Technology ·
US VegWeek kicks off April 21

US VegWeek kicks off April 21

By Elena Johnson There are 52 weeks in a year – why not make at least one of them meat-free? US VegWeek kicks off on April 21! I hope you’ll join me in taking the 7-day VegPledge – for the planet, our health, and animals. When you sign up at USVegWeek.com, you’ll receive a free starter pack loaded with […]

11.04.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Health & Fitness ·
VOICES FOR HOPE Fundraising Concert for Yolanda/Haiyan Victims to be held on Nov 17 Sunday

VOICES FOR HOPE Fundraising Concert for Yolanda/Haiyan Victims to be held on Nov 17 Sunday

Filipino-American Talents will perform at 4pm at White Memorial SDA Church in Los Angeles Everyone wants to help – the unimaginable destruction is hard to absorb, unfathomable and unbelievable. But indeed it is the painful truth for our countrymen back in Tacloban/Leyte. Thus, there was an overflowing of support from the Filipino-American Community and various […]

16.11.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
THE 12th GAWAD AMERIKA AWARDS Recognizing Only The Best of The Filipino-American Talents

THE 12th GAWAD AMERIKA AWARDS Recognizing Only The Best of The Filipino-American Talents

WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW? By: Jennifer Stein-New York News Flash The Organization: The Gawad Amerika started in 1996 as a civic organization called the “Gawad Amerika Foundation” (GAF). It was founded by its Chairman of the Board and civic leader, Charles Simbulan who has a strong and dynamic vision of helping and cultivating the talents of young […]

16.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings ·
Ambassador Cusia to Keynote the 2013 FPACC Bi-National Conference

Ambassador Cusia to Keynote the 2013 FPACC Bi-National Conference

Los Angeles, October 31, 2013.  The Federation of the Philippine American Chambers of Commerce (FPACC) presents a three-day 2013 Bi-National Conference entitled “Lights! Camera! Business!  The Pivotal Role of Entrepreneurs in Philippine-American Trade and Investments”  to be hosted by the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles at the Sheraton Gateway LAX Hotel at 6101 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, […]

05.11.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL ATTENDS 7TH PHII YOUTH CONGRESS AND 1ST JPRMM YOUTH CONFERENCE IN CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL HERITAGE MONTH

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL ATTENDS 7TH PHII YOUTH CONGRESS AND 1ST JPRMM YOUTH CONFERENCE IN CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL HERITAGE MONTH

Los Angeles, 28 August 2013 – Officers and staff of the Philippine Consulate General attended the 7th Philippine Heritage Institute International (PHII) Youth Conference and the 1st Jose P. Rizal Monument Movement (JPRMM) Youth Conference, entitled “A Symposium Defining the Filipino Identity” held at the Carson Community Center in Carson City, California on 24 August 2013. The […]

03.09.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Muay Thai Hot Summer Fights fire up Pechanga

Muay Thai Hot Summer Fights fire up Pechanga

Ed Abasolo, a Filipino-American Muay Thai fighter from Dublin, California won the first bout of the night as one National title and two women’s World titles lit up the big wins at the World Championship Muay Thai Hot Summer Fights at Pechanga Resort & Casino on August 24, 2013. Twenty fighters competed in a packed house with most of the titles […]

31.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL URGES FILIPINO CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE, PHILIPPINE FOOD IMPORTERS, CUSTOMS BROKERS AND FREIGHT FORWARDERS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO ATTEND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON FOOD SAFETY ACT

PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL URGES FILIPINO CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE, PHILIPPINE FOOD IMPORTERS, CUSTOMS BROKERS AND FREIGHT FORWARDERS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO ATTEND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON FOOD SAFETY ACT

Los Angeles, 28 August 2013 – Philippine Consul General Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega welcomes the invitation extended by the Port of Los Angeles to hold a roundtable discussion on the proposed rules by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) of the Food Safety Act, which should […]

29.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Miss Philippines USA 2013 is shining Filipino-American beauty

Miss Philippines USA 2013 is shining Filipino-American beauty

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 22, 2013) – She stood on stage with a big smile, keeping calm and composed as they announced the winner, “Miss Philippines USA 2013 is Candidate #21, Jasmine Sabio!”  She was in disbelief, having signed up only a month before the pageant, she kept herself from having the highest expectations.  “I […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL ATTENDS 27th ANNIVERSARY OF OLD FORT MACARTHUR DAYS 2013

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL ATTENDS 27th ANNIVERSARY OF OLD FORT MACARTHUR DAYS 2013

Los Angeles, 16 July 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles attended the 27th Anniversary of the Old Fort MacArthur Days held at the Fort MacArthur Museum and the Historic Osgood-Farley Battery Site in San Pedro, Los Angeles County on 13 July 2013. The Consulate representatives were led by Deputy Consul General Daniel […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
Meat-Free Favorites : Vegan nachos

Meat-Free Favorites : Vegan nachos

By Elena Johnson My vegan nachos are a quick and easy recipe great for serving a crowd. They can be tailored to individual tastes by adding more vegetables – like jalapeños, chopped onion, or corn – or by adding vegan cheese (such as Daiya Pepperjack Style Shreds). These ingredients can also be wrapped in tortillas […]

02.07.2013 · Filled under: 4th of July, Free Recipes ·
Ambassador Cuisia’s Independence Day Message

Ambassador Cuisia’s Independence Day Message

Isang maligayang pagbati sa inyong lahat.  A pleasant greeting to everyone as we commemorate the 115th anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine independence, which also marks the sesquicentennial of the birth of one of our most revered heroes – Andres Bonifacio The theme for this year’s commemoration is Kalayaan 2013: Ambagan Tungo sa Malawakang Kaunlaran. […]

12.06.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
START OF OVERSEAS ABSENTEE VOTING IN LOS ANGELES

START OF OVERSEAS ABSENTEE VOTING IN LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles 16 April 2013, The Philippine Consulate General successfully launched the first day of elections for Overseas Absentee Voters (OAV) on 13 April 2013 at the Rizal Hall of the Consulate. The Consulate General invites all registered Overseas Absentee Voters (OAVs) in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas to cast their […]

17.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Consular Outreach in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Consular Outreach in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

The Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C., in cooperation with the Center for Florida Alliance Goodwill and Advancement (CFAGA), Philippine-American Association of South Florida (PAASF), Philippine American Society of Palm Beach (PAS), Philippine American Nurses Association of Southeast Florida (PMASEF), is pleased to announce that it will conduct a consular outreach mission in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on: Schedule: […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Services ·
New California laws to take effect in 2013

New California laws to take effect in 2013

Undocumented immigrants eligible for driver’s licenses by Amy Isackson Tens of thousands of Californians who came to the U.S. illegally as children will be able to apply for a driver’s license. “For me it just feels really liberating,” says 28-year-old Ismael Soto. When Soto was four his mom fled an abusive relationship and brought him […]

09.01.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Save the Date for the 8th ACGTDT!

Save the Date for the 8th ACGTDT!

SAVE THE DATE! The 8th Annual Ambassadors, Consuls General, and Tourism Directors Tour (ACGTDT) of the Philippines will be on July 9-15, 2013. Basic Tour Component will be on July 9-12 and the Post Tour (Optional) will be on July 12-15. Stay tuned for more details.

18.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
3 Filipinos in Louisiana Oil Platform Fire Still in Guarded Condition

3 Filipinos in Louisiana Oil Platform Fire Still in Guarded Condition

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana—Three of four Filipinos who were seriously burned in the explosion and fire that struck the offshore oil platform they were working on in the Gulf of Mexico remain in guarded condition four days after the incident left one Filipino dead and another still missing. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. made the disclosure […]

21.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Bayanihan Succeeds in Raising Ph Profile in US

Bayanihan Succeeds in Raising Ph Profile in US

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Bayanihan, the national dance company of the Philippines, succeeded in putting the country back on the American stage as it sang and danced its way into the hearts of its audience during its sold-out performances in Washington, D.C. over the weekend. In a statement, the Philippine Embassy described the performances of the […]

05.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
L.A. CITY COUNCIL PROCLAIMS OCTOBER 2012 AS FILIPINO-AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

L.A. CITY COUNCIL PROCLAIMS OCTOBER 2012 AS FILIPINO-AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

Los Angeles, 12 October 2012 – The Los Angeles City Council, led by Council members Jose Huizar and Eric Garcetti, honored the Filipino American community in Los Angeles by presenting a Resolution proclaiming October 2012 as Filipino-American History Month.  Members of the City Council praised the Filipino-American community for its achievements, contributions and the 425 years of historical presence in the […]

15.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHP187.5 million in Donations and Assistance Raised for Flood Victims

PHP187.5 million in Donations and Assistance Raised for Flood Victims

The Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. wishes to express its gratitude to individuals and organizations that provided support and assistance to victims of the heavy rains brought by the southwest monsoon (Habagat) and enhanced by Tropical Storm Haikui, which resulted in massive flooding in Central and South Luzon over a period of 24 hours last […]

11.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
OUTSTANDING FIL-AM SENIOR HIGH STUDENTS  HONORED OCT. 13

OUTSTANDING FIL-AM SENIOR HIGH STUDENTS HONORED OCT. 13

Los Angeles – Ten Outstanding Filipino-American Senior Students (TOFASS)from various high schools in Greater  Los Angeles have been selected by a five panel judges for 2012.This was announced by Tony N. Amon, overall  chair of the TOFASS Search and Dan E. Nino, chair of the Screening Committee and Media Relations, APOGLA President Emma Rubina-Galang and […]

10.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Los Angeles City Hall honors Randy Gener with 2012 Fil-Am Heritage Achievement Award  in Arts/Literature and Media

Los Angeles City Hall honors Randy Gener with 2012 Fil-Am Heritage Achievement Award in Arts/Literature and Media

FANHS Metro NY recently presented Gener with 2012 Outstanding Artist Award LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK CITY – Randy Gener,  the New York-based editor, writer and artist, joins the country’s first-ever recipients of the 2012 Filipino-American Heritage Achievement Awards.  This national U.S. recognition honors Filipino Americans who, in the estimation of the Los Angeles Filipino Association of […]

09.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Filipino, other Santa Monica High School students send experiments into space

Filipino, other Santa Monica High School students send experiments into space

Note: Young Filipino Student is part of the team that was chosen to send an Experiment to Int’l Space Station carried by the Historic Space X launch Sunday Night. Francis Luke Abastillas, 14 years old of Santa Monica, California who moved here in the U.S. with his parents 6 years ago, is part of a few […]

09.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Fil-Am nominated judge in Guam Superior Court

Fil-Am nominated judge in Guam Superior Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Filipina-American lawyer has been nominated as judge in the Superior Court of Guam, making her the first American of Filipino descent to be considered for the said position, the Philippine Embassy announced Wednesday. In a press release, the Philippine Embassy said it was informed by the Philippine Consulate General in Agana […]

21.09.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Search On for FilAms to Teach in the Philippines

Search On for FilAms to Teach in the Philippines

WASHINGTON D.C. — Filipino-American youth leaders are being urged to take part in a new initiative that would allow them to help make a difference by teaching public schoolchildren in underserved areas in the Philippines. The Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. said the search is on for 10 outstanding Filipino-Americans who will be take part in […]

20.09.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
(Aug. 18-Sept. 8) Rizal, atbp. presented by AngLahi (TM)

(Aug. 18-Sept. 8) Rizal, atbp. presented by AngLahi (TM)

On Summer 2012, AngLahiTM will be presenting “Rizal, atbp.TM” at three major cities in California. “Rizal, atbp.TM” is the story of Jose Rizal, the Philippine national hero, as seen through the self-realization of a young Filipino American, Joey, and set in music, dance and a display of the rich Filipino culture. The story aspires to not only […]

11.07.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings, Videos ·
(July 8) Apl.de.ap takes you to the Philippines – a global celebration of Filipino music

(July 8) Apl.de.ap takes you to the Philippines – a global celebration of Filipino music

The Black Eyed Peas rapper/DJ celebrates his Filipino heritage with a one-of-a-kind party, featuring pop and traditional Pinoy artists, hip hop, OPM (Original Pilipino Music) and more. Sunday, July 8, 2012, 7:00PM Hollywood Bowl 2301 North Highland Avenue Hollywood, CA 90068 323.850.2000 ARTISTS: Apl.de.ap with members of the Black Eyed Peas – Will.i.am and Taboo […]

31.05.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·

(May-July) Southeast Asia in Southern California: Events Calendar

Courtesy of UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies Presentations, Conferences, Performances, Festivals, and More… Films and Exhibitions below   Monday, May 14, 2012 Allos: The Story of Carlos Bulosan 6:00pm – 9:00pm Doors open: 6:00pm Show starts: 6:30pm Followed by discussion and reception University Park Cal Poly Pomona 3801 West Temple Avenue Pomona, California 91768 […]

11.05.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·

Free yourself from the effects of life’s negative experiences through Radhaa’s energy healing

Do you want to be a new person – cleared of all the negative experiences of your life – happy and being who, what and where you want to be? That is the essence of energy healing:  creating a better “you” by taking-off the trauma, shock and fear from negative experiences which may be embedded in […]

04.05.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Kababayan LA Celebrates Milestone 6th Anniversary

Kababayan LA Celebrates Milestone 6th Anniversary

Los Angeles, CA—KSCI-TV (LA 18), the leading Asian language television station in Los Angeles, proudly commemorates the sixth anniversary of Kababayan LA on April 24, 2012.  The acclaimed talk show, broadcast daily at 4:30PM on LA 18, is the nation’s longest running locally-produced daily program specifically for and about the burgeoning Filipino American community.  Filipino […]

20.04.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·

Time Warner Cable teams up with with Will.I.Am for launching of ‘Wouldn’t It be Cool If…’

National Competition Challenges Kids across America to Dream Up Their Coolest Invention Idea (San Diego, CA) –Pina-a-alam ng Time Warner Cable ang official launch ng Wouldn’t It Be Cool If…, isang kampanyang unang pinahayag sa 2012 White House Science Fair ,upang mag isip ang mga  kabataan na ang Science ay Math ay kaiga-igaya, isang makabagong […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Promotions, Services ·