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 ·
Winning in the U.S. Army

Winning in the U.S. Army

She’s not your typical dalagang Pilipina – commonly used to describe women who are meek,  shy and delicate. In fact, United States Army Sargeant First Class (SFC) Melanie Domaoan Williams was strong, brave and opinionated enough to decide for herself that she wanted to be a soldier. She was recruited at a mall in Daly […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
‘No turning back in peace process,’ Coronel-Ferrer says

‘No turning back in peace process,’ Coronel-Ferrer says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “We have gone this far in our peace process. There should be no turning back.” This was the message lead government peace negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer gave after receiving the Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Advancing Women in Peace and Security on 22 April 2015 at the Georgetown University. “The Comprehensive Agreement on […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Travel International Group celebrates 18 successful years in travel industry

Travel International Group celebrates 18 successful years in travel industry

Carson-based travel agency reaches 18-year milestone Travel International Group was a small, unknown travel company organized and established by travel industry experts Rick Enrique and Jane Stark on May 1, 1997.  Now, 18 years later, the company has grown into one of the most reliable and knowledgeable players in the travel industry with its trademark […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Happenings, Lifestyle, Local News, Services ·
FACLA celebrates platinum 70th year anniversary

FACLA celebrates platinum 70th year anniversary

Los Angeles – The Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) will celebrate its Platinum or 70th Anniversary this weekend, April 25 to 26, at the Social Hall at 1740 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026. FACLA President Austin Baul Jr said, Anniversary Committee Chairs Susan Oca and Linda Nery reported that the celebrations for April […]

24.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
1Heart Caregiver Services welcomes its first franchisee

1Heart Caregiver Services welcomes its first franchisee

Three months into officially marketing to the public its Franchise offering, 1Heart Caregiver Services awarded Kamran Ghasri as its first franchisee a protected territory in the Beverly Hills area. Mr. Ghasri has over 10 years of experience being a successful franchisee of a Printing company in the East Coast. With his background in owning a […]

24.04.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News, Services ·
Rep. Chu, leaders promote DACA due to low enrollment

Rep. Chu, leaders promote DACA due to low enrollment

By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman “Nothing to fear and everything to gain.” According to Rep. Judy Chu, this is what’s in store for all eligible applicants of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA is an immigration policy which allows certain undocumented immigrants who entered the country before their 16th birthday and before June 2007 to receive a renewable […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Pilipino professionals give advice to UCLA-bound students

Pilipino professionals give advice to UCLA-bound students

On Saturday, April 11th at the UCLA Carnesales Commons’ Venice Room, the UCLA Pilipino Recruitment and Enrichment Program (PREP) and the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association presented a panel of Pilipino professionals who graduated from or taught at UCLA.  Panelists included professionals in the fields of education, nursing, engineering, entertainment, and medicine.  UCLA Pilipino Alumni Chair […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Glendale Wins Resource Efficiency Award from the California Municipal Utilities Association

Glendale Wins Resource Efficiency Award from the California Municipal Utilities Association

Utility wins “Large Utility Water Program” category for its WaterSmart Program Glendale, CA  -  Glendale Water and Power (GWP) has won the California Municipal Utilities Association (CMUA) Resource Efficiency Award in the Large Utility Water Program category for its water-use efficiency program in partnership with WaterSmart Software. WaterSmart’s technology marries behavioral science and data science to […]

17.04.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Home & Garden, Local News, Services ·
Consulate meets with community, business leaders to access opportunities in LA

Consulate meets with community, business leaders to access opportunities in LA

Los Angeles – The Los Angeles Filipino community and business leaders paid a courtesy call to Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim on 10 April 2015. The Filipino community and business organization leaders informed Consul General Herrera-Lim about recent organization program partnerships and events.  They also announced that registration is now open for a FREE SEMINAR on How […]

17.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
PNB Remittance Center opens  its newest branch in Los Angeles

PNB Remittance Center opens its newest branch in Los Angeles

Los Angeles  – Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim spearheaded the ribbon-cutting ceremony of PNB Global Remit attended by the Filipino community, Filipino business leaders and ACTIVE  community leaders in Los Angeles, California on 10 April 2015. PNB is one of the biggest companies in the Philippines and is the only BANK  fully licensed in the United […]

15.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·