Filipino worker advocacy organization hosts free legal clinic

Filipino worker advocacy organization hosts free legal clinic

San Jose, California – The Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants-Silicon Valley (PAWIS-SV), in conjunction with the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center (KGACLC), the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC), and Somos Mayfair , hosted a legal clinic on Saturday, March 28 at Somos Mayfair  located at 370 South King Rd, San Jose, CA 95116. Areas […]

31.03.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News, Services ·
Olympic Station Police Commander Captain III Vitto Palozzolo calls on ConGen Herrera-Lim

Olympic Station Police Commander Captain III Vitto Palozzolo calls on ConGen Herrera-Lim

Los Angeles   – Olympic Police Station Commander Captain III Vitto Palazzolo paid a courtesy call today on Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim at the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles on 25 March 2015. The two officials discussed ways of further strengthening cooperation between the Olympic Station of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and […]

31.03.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Santarina sworn into Carson City Council by State Senator Hall

Santarina sworn into Carson City Council by State Senator Hall

Carson, CA – Filipino American Elito Santarina who was re-elected to the City Council of Carson March 3, was sworn into office by California State Senator Isadore Hall, 35th District last March 24 at the Carson Community Center. After Hall administered the oath of office, Santarina astressed the importance of “getting along with each other” in […]

30.03.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Pacquiao endorses Fil-Am’s candidacy for Glendale council seat

Pacquiao endorses Fil-Am’s candidacy for Glendale council seat

Glendale, CA – Philippine Congressman and World Champion Boxer, Manny Pacquiao, gives 100% support to our Kababayan, Edith Fuentes for Glendale City Council (April 7, 2015) candidacy.  Pacquiao is asking our Kababayans to support Fuentes, “Suportahan natin at iboto si Edith Fuentes.”  If elected, Fil-Am Edith Maniquis Fuentes, will be the first Asian-Pacific Islander elected to Glendale City Council […]

27.03.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Artist Lynda A. N. Reyes participates in two juried shows in California

Artist Lynda A. N. Reyes participates in two juried shows in California

Two watercolor paintings of artist Lynda A. N. Reyes will be featured in two California exhibits in Brea, Orange County and San Francisco   “An Afternoon Stroll at Venice Beach”, a transparent watercolor painting done on a full size 300 lb. Arches paper was juried into the 30th Annual Made in California Juried Exhibition of the […]

26.03.2015 · Filled under: Art, Local News ·
Manila-born ex-NFLer Tebow pays Pacquiao visit

Manila-born ex-NFLer Tebow pays Pacquiao visit

Los Angeles, United States, AFP – Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao received a visit from Manila-born former National Football League quarterback Tim Tebow for a weekend workout sesssion ahead of his May showdown with undefeated Floyd Mayweather. Tebow watched Pacquiao train for nearly three hours on Saturday, including seven rounds of sparring and eight rounds of […]

25.03.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
PAL’s latest us route seen to boost tourist arrivals

PAL’s latest us route seen to boost tourist arrivals

NEW YORK – National flag carrier Philippine Airlines finally made a long overdue comeback to the East Coast by flying into New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday, nearly two decades after it last served its most distant point in the United States. The resumption of PAL’s four-times-a-week service from Manila to New York […]

24.03.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
ABS-CBN Foundation Int’l celebrates 18 years of Bantay Bata (Child Watch)

ABS-CBN Foundation Int’l celebrates 18 years of Bantay Bata (Child Watch)

Program continues to protect abused and abandoned children of today to protect future generations REDWOOD SHORES, CA   - It was the tragic death of a young girl in the Philippines who was brutally beaten by her own mother in 1996 that sparked the idea of creating a helpline that will receive reports of cases of child […]

19.03.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Pacquiao undergoes random blood, urine testing

Pacquiao undergoes random blood, urine testing

Los Angeles, United States |AFP| - Manny Pacquiao was given a random drug test Saturday, only two days after the US Anti-Doping Agency revealed the Filipino boxing icon and future foe Floyd Mayweather agreed to Olympic-style testing. A report on GMA News in Pacquiao’s homeland detailed that he had given blood and urine samples to a […]

18.03.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
US firms urged to bid for major infra projects in PHL

US firms urged to bid for major infra projects in PHL

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Philippines is taking advantage of the growing interest of American and other foreign investors in the country by urging them to participate in the bidding for a number of major infrastructure projects that are in the pipeline. “Tremendous opportunities exist in the Philippines for infrastructure development,” said Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, […]

18.03.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Food distribution-feeding program at FACLA March 21

Food distribution-feeding program at FACLA March 21

Los Angeles–The monthly  feeding program and food distribution for the month of March  will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) The feeding and food distribution program has been a success ever since and has distributed food and have fed a modest number of seniors […]

18.03.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
1st Capas Freedom March April 11

1st Capas Freedom March April 11

Los Angeles – Come April 11,, thousands of people from all walks of life will gather in Capas, Tarlac in the Philippines to commemorate the agonizing battle of the heroes of the Bataan Death March dubbed “The Capas Freedom March”.  Local and foreign military personnel who fought in the war, family members and friends of a […]

17.03.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
2 Fil-Ams win in municipal elections in LA county

2 Fil-Ams win in municipal elections in LA county

By Nimfa Rueda LOS ANGELES – Two Filipino-Americans were re-elected to serve a four-year term on the city councils of Cerritos and Carson in Los Angeles County, according to semi-official results released Wednesday Mark Pulido, currently mayor of Cerritos, topped the city council elections for the second time. He drew the most votes ever recorded […]

11.03.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
LA Galaxy Foundation joins forces with American Heart Association to fight cardiovascular disease

LA Galaxy Foundation joins forces with American Heart Association to fight cardiovascular disease

LOS ANGELES – The LA Galaxy Foundation and the American Heart Association (AHA) have joined forces through a yearlong collaboration to fight cardiovascular disease. The LA Galaxy Foundation’s support of $125,000 will help fund cardiovascular health initiatives aimed at engaging young people in healthy physical activity, providing blood pressure screenings to women, and helping congenital […]

09.03.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHL Consulate opens its doors at new location

PHL Consulate opens its doors at new location

Los Angeles  - The Philippine Consulate General is pleased to announce that we have opened our doors to serve the public at its new location at 3435 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 550, Los Angeles, CA 90010. The change of location, that is four blocks from its present location, is part of a wider effortof the Consulate to deliver better client experience and to enhance […]

06.03.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Balita Photo Editor Auctions Off Best Work for a Cause

Balita Photo Editor Auctions Off Best Work for a Cause

Weekend Balita Photo Editor Benny Uy has auctioned off one of his best works to raise funds for a scholarship program for the children of slain journalists in the Philippines. “I’m very thankful to those supporting my efforts,” said Uy, who has used his wide community network and strong presence in social media to solicit bids for his […]

03.03.2015 · Filled under: Art, Local News ·
Cebu visit included in Ambassadors’ Basic Tour 2015; 10th ACGTDT edition launched

Cebu visit included in Ambassadors’ Basic Tour 2015; 10th ACGTDT edition launched

Los Angeles – The Philippine Consulate General and the Department of Tourism in Los Angeles launched on 17 February 2014, the 10th Ambassadors, Consuls General, and Tourism Directors Tour (ACGTDT) to the Philippines scheduled for July 6-10, 2015. The 10th ACGTDT is a joint project of all Philippine Foreign Service Posts in the United States (Agana, Chicago, Honolulu, […]

25.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Local News ·
Kin of Fallen 44 won’t get US reward: official

Kin of Fallen 44 won’t get US reward: official

WASHINGTON, DC (Mabuhay) – Who will get the US$5 million reward for the death of Malaysian bomb-maker Zulkifli bin Hir, alias Marwan? According to the police attaché at the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC, only civilian informants are eligible for the bounty offered by the US government. “It is not the [Special Action Force]. As […]

11.02.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Tech guru guy Kawasaki partners with AARP on new web series

Tech guru guy Kawasaki partners with AARP on new web series

‘Technology: It’s Not Just a Guy Thing” Debuts at AARP.org WASHINGTON, D.C.,   – Technology entrepreneur and writer Guy Kawasaki is teaming up with AARP for a new web series about how people who are 50-plus can embrace technology. Debuting at www.aarp.org/guykawasakivideos, “Technology: It’s Not Just a Guy Thing” takes a look at how technology can […]

05.02.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Science & Technology ·
GAPASCA to award 12 scholarships in Gapan

GAPASCA to award 12 scholarships in Gapan

CERRITOS – Officers of the Gapan City Association of Southern California (GAPASCA), under the leadership of Nimfa Garces Castro, chairman of the board of directors, will travel to their hometown of Gapan City, Nueva Ecija in March to award scholarships to 12 high school graduates of Class 2015. The awarding of the scholarship will be […]

04.02.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·