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 ·