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 ·