Here’s what ‘Dreamers’ need to know  By Abner Galino

Here’s what ‘Dreamers’ need to know By Abner Galino

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will still process new Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications if they were submitted by September 5, which was the day when the Trump administration announced that it will rescind the Executive Order implemented by President Barack Obama during his term. The DHS will also renew DACA for […]

15.09.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, Local News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·
Rachelle Ann Go is engaged

Rachelle Ann Go is engaged

Rachelle Ann Go is now engaged. The Filipina singer and theater actress announced the good news through social media early Friday morning. On Instagram, Go shared a photo of her with her boyfriend, New York-based businessman Martin Spies, by the beach where the latter can be seen down on his knee offering the singer a […]

15.09.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, Local News, News, Philippine News ·
Duterte appoints DAR OIC following Mariano’s CA rejection

Duterte appoints DAR OIC following Mariano’s CA rejection

MANILA, Sept 11 (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Monday appointed Undersecretary Rosalina Bistoyong as the officer-in-charge of the Department of Agrarian Reform. The announcement came after former Anakpawis party-list representative Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano was rejected by the Commission on Appointments. “The Palace announces the designation of Undersecretary Rosalina L. Bistoyong as Officer-in-Charge of the Department […]

15.09.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, Local News, News, Philippine News ·
Vicki, Hayden exchange vows in church ceremony in Paris

Vicki, Hayden exchange vows in church ceremony in Paris

It was a long time coming, but Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho finally fulfilled their dream of exchanging wedding vows in a church ceremony in Paris on Saturday. About 250 friends and family, including some of local showbiz’s biggest names, jetted to the French capital to watch the celebrity doctors, who have been together for […]

15.09.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, Local News, News ·
Duterte tells police: Bring media along during operations

Duterte tells police: Bring media along during operations

  MANILA, Sept 6 (Mabuhay) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday told the police to bring the media along on operations amid growing questions about the administration’s drug war. “I suggest to the police to bring hordes of media in their operations. Dadalhin mo lahat ng media. Sige, maglinya kayo diyan. Tignan ninyo at we […]

15.09.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, Local News, News ·
Dela Rosa cries while assuring senator there’s no state policy on killings

Dela Rosa cries while assuring senator there’s no state policy on killings

MANILA, Sept 5 (Mabuhay) — Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa on Tuesday cried, seemingly out of frustration, during the Senate hearing after a senator alleged that there was a government policy to kill drug suspects. “I am grieving for the majority of my men na nakataya ang buhay nila tapos i-accuse n’yo kami […]

15.09.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, Hometown, Legal Matters, Local News, News ·

SEA-US consortium announces commercial operations of $250-M state-of-the-art undersea cable system

The seven-member Southeast Asia – United States (SEA-US) cable consortium announced that the full commercial operations of the USD250-million submarine fiber cable system that directly links Asia to the US for faster data transmission, more efficient connectivity and greater network resiliency, has officially been achieved on August 8, 2017. With the recent completion of the […]

16.08.2017 · Filled under: Local News, News, Online, U.S. News ·
2 Fil-Ams seek elective posts

2 Fil-Ams seek elective posts

By Abner Galino Two Filipino Americans are very visible these days in our neighborhoods. One of them, Alex De Ocampo, is caught up in the heat of the moment as he campaigns for the vacant California’s 51st Assembly District. While the other one, Edwin Duterte, is still sort of “testing the waters” as the elections […]

16.08.2017 · Filled under: Local News, News, U.S. News ·
Cool savings available to income-qualified customers various SCE discounts can help reduce your electricity bill

Cool savings available to income-qualified customers various SCE discounts can help reduce your electricity bill

In San Jacinto where Maria Gonzalez lives, the temperature can soar during the long summer months, making her air conditioner a seasonal necessity. However, running the air conditioner for hours in the desert community can be costly and put a strain on an electric bill. “One summer I had a very high bill, and along […]

14.07.2017 · Filled under: Environment, Lifestyle, Local News, News ·
Duterte’s pardon of political prisoners a ‘positive gesture,’ says solon

Duterte’s pardon of political prisoners a ‘positive gesture,’ says solon

MANILA, July 7 (Mabuhay) — A left-leaning lawmaker on Friday welcomed the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to pardon 10 political prisoners, describing it as a “very positive gesture” ahead of the fifth round of peace talks eyed in August. “This bodes well for the continuation of the peace negotiations,” Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos […]

14.07.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, Local News, News, Philippine News ·
3rd Hamilton class cutter to leave for PHL on November 1

3rd Hamilton class cutter to leave for PHL on November 1

MANILA, Oct. 30 (PNA) – The Philippine Navy (PN)’s third Hamilton-class cutter, which is now known as the BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17), is tentatively scheduled to sail homebound on November 1. (American time). The ship and its Filipino crew is currently docked at the US Coast Guard Base in Alameda, California where they are undergoing […]

07.11.2016 · Filled under: Local News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·
Goldberg declines to comment on alleged Duterte-Trump similarity

Goldberg declines to comment on alleged Duterte-Trump similarity

MANILA, Oct 21 (Mabuhay) — US Ambassador Philip Goldberg on Friday declined to comment on the alleged similarities between President Rodrigo Duterte and Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump. Goldberg said that as a diplomat, he is not allowed to comment on such matters. “I don’t want to compare the two. My diplomatic training doesn’t […]

28.10.2016 · Filled under: Asian News, Local News, News, Philippine News ·
Becoming a US citizen just got more expensive

Becoming a US citizen just got more expensive

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced a final rule published in the Federal Register today adjusting the fees required for most immigration applications and petitions. The new fees will be effectiveDec. 23. USCIS is almost entirely funded by the fees paid by applicants and petitioners for immigration benefits. The law requires USCIS to conduct fee […]

27.10.2016 · Filled under: Asian News, Lifestyle, Local News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·
Obama not taking position on AT&T-Time Warner merger: White House

Obama not taking position on AT&T-Time Warner merger: White House

  WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (PNA/Sputnik) – President Barack Obama will not take an official position on the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner, White House spokesperson Josh Earnest said during a press conference. On Friday, AT&T announced plans to acquire Time Warner for USD84.5 billion. The merger would include Timer Warner’s popular brands HBO […]

27.10.2016 · Filled under: Local News, News, U.S. News, World News ·
US premiere of ‘Curiosity, Adventure & Love’ marks Fil-Am History Month

US premiere of ‘Curiosity, Adventure & Love’ marks Fil-Am History Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Philippine Embassy hosted the US premiere of the documentary film “Curiosity, Adventure & Love” on 20 October 2016 in line with the US-wide celebration of October as Filipino-American History Month. “Curiosity, Adventure & Love” tells the remarkable story of Jessie Lichauco, a Cuban-born American who settled in the Philippines after marrying […]

26.10.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Local News, News ·
PAL offers free shuttle ride for San Diego travelers

PAL offers free shuttle ride for San Diego travelers

By Abner Galino San Diego residents who are flying to the Philippines on round-trip tickets from the Philippine Airlines (PAL) are getting free shuttle rides to and fro the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Ma. Theresa B. Garces, PAL Los Angeles area manager, made the announcement in a gathering of travel agency managers in a […]

22.10.2016 · Filled under: Lifestyle, Local News, News, Philippine News, U.S. 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 local […]

22.10.2016 · Filled under: Asian News, Local News, News, Philippine News, Services ·
PHL gets accolades from top financial magazines

PHL gets accolades from top financial magazines

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Top financial magazines Global Finance and Global Markets recognized the Philippines and its economic managers in awards handed out on 08 October 2016 in Washington, D.C. Global Markets cited the Philippines as the best sovereign debt management office in East Asia and the Pacific. “When the government of the Philippines announces a non-deal roadshow, investors come to listen. When […]

19.10.2016 · Filled under: Local News, 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 local […]

15.10.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Offers, Services ·
UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association Announces the Awardees for its 2016 Benefit

UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association Announces the Awardees for its 2016 Benefit

Los Angeles, CA – The UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association (UCLA PAA) will hold its 2016 benefit themed, “OURSTORY:  Celebrating Our Past, Creating Our Future” on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Covel Commons on the campus of UCLA. This event celebrates UCLA PAA’s 25th anniversary, Samahang Pilipino’s 45th Anniversary, and the […]

13.10.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·