Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii is headed to PHL

Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii is headed to PHL

The Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii (FCCH) has announced that more than thirty business executives from Hawaii are headed for the Philippines for its 25th Trade Mission to the Philippines scheduled for February 7 – 17, 2015. Co-heading the delegation will be Hawaii Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui and Honolulu Philippine Consul General Gina Jamoralin.  Accompanying the delegation is County […]

22.01.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
LA County to host used oil and filter recycling event in Hawaiian Gardens

LA County to host used oil and filter recycling event in Hawaiian Gardens

LA County Public Works will host a free used motor oil and oil filter recycling event on January 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, at the Hawaiian Gardens AutoZone, located at 21418 Norwalk Blvd. When used oil is illegally dumped into storm drains, it pollutes local water bodies and contaminates sources of clean drinking […]

21.01.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Local News, Services ·
Cara Mia Gelato launches ‘Pennies For Education’

Cara Mia Gelato launches ‘Pennies For Education’

Cara Mia Gelato (CMG) Eagle Rock Plaza is proud to announce the launching of their first loca community program called “Pennies For Education” benefiting educational program of Filipino American Associations in the Los Angeles, CA area. For details of the program, contact Rene Ramos | call or text 310.259.6418. Also, CMG Eagle Rock Plaza is pleased to name […]

15.01.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Offers, Promotions ·
“So Beautiful”

“So Beautiful”

It’s only the second week of January 2015 and already, Karen Crespo’s black book is already filled with appointments and engagements; and it’s not a surprise since her 2014 calendar was also pretty busy. “If you told me a few years ago that I would find myself in this position, I would have laughed at […]

15.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Local News ·
Cuisia: PHL-US relations ‘never been better’

Cuisia: PHL-US relations ‘never been better’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Manila’s relations with Washington are at their highest based on how the two allies worked together during the past year, according to the Philippine ambassador to the United States. “Our relations with the United States have never been better,” Ambassador Cuisia said in his remarks during a reception he hosted on Wednesday […]

13.01.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
SoCal Edison Fil-Am engineer wins Presidential Award from PHL

SoCal Edison Fil-Am engineer wins Presidential Award from PHL

For the past few years, Roderick Dela Cruz has used his engineering skills to help bring dam safety to his home country Bruno Mars may have a Grammy, but Roderick Dela Cruz is the one who went home with a Presidential Award from the Philippines. In rarefied company, Dela Cruz, a dam safety senior engineer at […]

13.01.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Filipina chosen for Tournament of Roses Royal Court

Filipina chosen for Tournament of Roses Royal Court

The 126th Rose Parade is just days away, and one Filipina worthy of a mention is on the Royal Court. Gabrielle Current, who lives in Pasadena and is a senior at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy was selected from over 800 young women who competed for the honor of serving as a member of the 2015 Tournament […]

29.12.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Fil-Am from Cavite is California Teacher of the Year

Fil-Am from Cavite is California Teacher of the Year

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – When Filipino-American Lovelyn Marquez-Prueher was a young immigrant student struggling to learn English, her teacher thought she had a learning disability. She also got bullied by classmates because of her foreign accent. “Those challenges have made me a strong advocate for immigrant students who are English learners,” said […]

25.12.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
‘Fresh Off The Boat’ is coming soon on ABC

‘Fresh Off The Boat’ is coming soon on ABC

Comedy is first Asian American TV show in 20 years By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman On this year’s Conference for Creative Content (C3), Visual Communications presented ABC’s newest comedy TV show – “Fresh Off The Boat.” A special screening of the pilot episode was held last December 6 at the David Henry Hwang Theatre in Los Angeles for students, creatives, media executives […]

22.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Local News ·
New AARP report reveals economic disparity among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Age 50+

New AARP report reveals economic disparity among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Age 50+

Household income, consumer spending, and poverty levels vary widely among AAPI groups WASHINGTON, D.C.  – A new research report from AARP reveals economic disparity among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) age 50+. When viewed as a whole, AAPIs appear more financially secure than the general population, but the aggregate totals and median averages mask […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Binibining Pilipinas USA seeks licensees for U.S. regional pageants

Binibining Pilipinas USA seeks licensees for U.S. regional pageants

Los Angeles – In preparation for its upcoming 3rd annual BINIBINING PILIPINAS USA 2015 Pageant (“Your Destiny Awaits!”), scheduled for August 2015, in Los Angeles, CA, the Binibining Pilipinas USA organization announced today that it is seeking regional/local pageant directors from various regions around the United States to operate, manage, and conduct official local pageants or candidate searches, […]

04.12.2014 · Filled under: Local News, Promotions ·
Free Christmas carol concert at Christ the King Church in Hollywood Dec. 14

Free Christmas carol concert at Christ the King Church in Hollywood Dec. 14

Nova Vocal Ensemble together with Christ the King School’s Pueri Cantores choir to perform familiar carols by composer-in-residence Dale Trumbore A Christmas tradition comes back to Hollywood as the Nova Vocal Ensemble together with Christ the King School’s Pueri Cantores choir performs dazzling new arrangements of familiar carols by composer-in-residence Dale Trumbore in a free […]

03.12.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
APOGLA’s inaugural ball slated Dec. 13

APOGLA’s inaugural ball slated Dec. 13

Dan E. Nino, a journalist, tax and business consultant, will be sworn in as president of  Alpha Phi Omega (Philippines) of Greater Los Angeles for 2015 with his fellow officers on Dec. 13 (Saturday), 6 p.m. at Marriott Hotel on 4700 Airport Dr., Long Beach. Nino will succeed Jerome Paggao. Cerritos City Mayor Mark Pulido […]

02.12.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
PHL wraps up a successful participation at DEMA Show 2014

PHL wraps up a successful participation at DEMA Show 2014

By Manny V. Ilagan, OIC, PDOT-Los Angeles LOS ANGELES – The Philippines wrapped up a very successful participation at the Diving Equipment Manufacturers Association (DEMA) Show held at the Las Vegas Convention Center on November 19 – 22, 2014. The Department of Tourism, the Tourism Promotions Board and TIEZA (Tourism Infrastructure & Enterprise Zone Authority) partnered with sixteen private sector representatives and made […]

02.12.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
LBC opens brand new branch in City of Carson

LBC opens brand new branch in City of Carson

LBC continues to deliver smiles all around the world by opening a bigger and better branch in Carson City. The grand opening was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 21636 Figueroa St. Carson, CA 90745. This is actually not the first time LBC has opened a branch in Carson. In fact, […]

28.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News, Promotions, Services ·
AppleOne Properties provides sound investment for Cebuanos in the US

AppleOne Properties provides sound investment for Cebuanos in the US

By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman AppleOne Properties successfully culminated their US Road Show on November 19, 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel in Cerritos, CA. The road show focused in three key areas in the US – New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Numerous Filipinos, mostly Cebuanos, flocked the said events looking for the perfect property […]

26.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Local News, Money & Business ·
Homestead students speak out

Homestead students speak out

Homestead Schools in Torrance, Calif. offers vocational nursing, nurse assisting and medical assisting programs. Recently, the school surveyed its recent graduates to learn about their impressions of the program, instructors, facilities and overall dedication of the school to help students achieve their dream of becoming a nurse. Here’s what they had to say: I am […]

23.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News, Offers, Services ·
Hundreds marched for equity and justice for veterans in Hollywood on Veterans Day, 2014

Hundreds marched for equity and justice for veterans in Hollywood on Veterans Day, 2014

Los Angeles – “BANKS GOT BAILED OUT, VETS GOT SOLD OUT!” That was the theme of Filipino American World War II veterans, or whoever is left of them, their families and supporters when hundreds of youths, students and advocates marched for the Fil-Am vets, their widows and relatives for the third time last Nov. 11, […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Thousands of Angelenos to ‘Move It’ with the LAUSD

Thousands of Angelenos to ‘Move It’ with the LAUSD

District 5K at Dodger Stadium in support of health & wellness LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will host its second annual 5K ‘Move It’ Challenge and Health Festival on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at Dodger Stadium.  In partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers, this District fundraiser aims to raise awareness about the […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
NaFFAA renews call for Temporary Protected Status for PHL

NaFFAA renews call for Temporary Protected Status for PHL

Washington, D.C. As the Filipino American community prepares to mark the first year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan, the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) is renewing its call on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to do the right thing and grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to 200,000 Filipino nationals in the U.S. “Allowing undocumented Filipinos this immigration […]

14.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·