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 ·
Arienne Louise Calingo: When beauty isn’t just skin deep

Arienne Louise Calingo: When beauty isn’t just skin deep

By AbnerGalino Since becoming the Miss World Philippines 2016 First Princess (first runner-up), Arienne Louise Calingo has been juggling her commitments as a beauty queen, college lecturer, Education USA Ambassador for the American Embassy in Manila, brand ambassador for Colourette Cosmetics, and an advocate for education and diversity. In a recent phone interview shortly after being named the First […]

11.10.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Local News ·
EPA fines Carson Facility for safety lapses that led to toxic air leak

EPA fines Carson Facility for safety lapses that led to toxic air leak

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with Eco Services Operations Corp., located in Carson, Calif., for violations of federal laws related to a large release of 65,049 pounds of sulfur dioxide in 2013. The company will pay a $106,000 civil penalty and has to come into compliance. “It is […]

10.10.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Local News, Services ·
Campaign Promoting Benefits Of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

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

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

08.10.2016 · Filled under: Local News, News, Services ·
Agri fellows briefed ON PHL conditions

Agri fellows briefed ON PHL conditions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 2016 batch of Cornell University’s LEADNY received a comprehensive briefing on the Philippines on 28 September 2016 at the Philippine Embassy. During the briefing, the twenty-two (22) LEADNY 2016 Fellows were apprised of current conditions and trends in Philippine agriculture, labor market, and trade and commerce. Snapshots of Philippine culture and politics […]

06.10.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Land-based manpower exporters appeal to DFA to fast-track passport processing

Land-based manpower exporters appeal to DFA to fast-track passport processing

MANILA, Oct. 3 (PNA) – The association of land-based manpower exporters appealed on Monday to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to fast-track the release of passports, especially to aspiring Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). The Federation of Manpower Exporters (FEDAMANEX), an umbrella organization of recruiters deploying manpower mostly to the Middle East, said passport delays […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Local News, News, Philippine News ·
Vote by mail drop-off locations available throughout LA County

Vote by mail drop-off locations available throughout LA County

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean C. Logan announced his department has partnered with 70 City Clerks across LA County to serve as Vote by Mail (VBM) ballot drop-off locations for the November 8thPresidential General Election. Voters who prefer to drop off their Vote by Mail ballot in-person will have that opportunity […]

04.10.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Offers, Services ·
Congen meets with Fil-Am WW II veterans

Congen meets with Fil-Am WW II veterans

Los Angeles  – Consul General Adelio Angelito Cruz was welcomed by the Filipino-American World War II Veterans at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall in downtown Los Angeles, 27 September 2016. The meeting was organized by Filipino Veterans Foundation Executive Director Dr. Jenny Batongmalaque.  Special guests during the meeting were Department of Veteran Affairs District Manager Alberto Alpasan […]

04.10.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
‘Evening at the Embassy’ showcases PHL culture

‘Evening at the Embassy’ showcases PHL culture

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Around sixty (60) young professionals of Metro DC gathered at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy for a fun-filled “Evening at the Embassy of the Philippines”, that featured Filipino music, art, and cuisine on 29 September 2016. “Tonight’s special event is just one of the many ways by which we built on […]

03.10.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
L.A. County Registrar of Voters kicks off large scale media campaign to get out the vote

L.A. County Registrar of Voters kicks off large scale media campaign to get out the vote

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean C. Logan is proud to announce a large-scale, multilingual media campaign with leading media outlets in Los Angeles County encouraging voters to “Make Your Mark.” The RR/CC will partner with: CBS Radio, Entravision, Facebook, iHeart Media, LA 18, Pandora, Power 106, Univision Radio, Super Estrella, Que […]

02.10.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Nurses endorse gun safety, death penalty repeal measures

Nurses endorse gun safety, death penalty repeal measures

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today announced support for several important initiatives on the California November ballot, notably Proposition 63, to strengthen gun safety, and Proposition 62 the latest bid to repeal the death penalty in California. CNA, the premiere nurses’ organization in California, is also stepping up efforts to pass Prop. 61, the […]

30.09.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·