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 ·
Filipino pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles pays courtesy call on ConGen Herrera-Lim

Filipino pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles pays courtesy call on ConGen Herrera-Lim

Los Angeles  – Dr. Joyce R. Javier, a Filipina pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at USC Keck School of Medicine and Anna Marie B. Cruz, Small Business Specialist at Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA) visited Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim at the Philippine Consulate General on 16 October […]

13.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Fil-Ams in DC join prayers for Haiyan victims

Fil-Ams in DC join prayers for Haiyan victims

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Filipino-American Community turned out in full force at the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, to join their kababayans back home in praying for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. “As we move forward together, let us continue to pray for the people affected by Haiyan, and to pay our respects to all those […]

11.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Fil-Am artists support campaign to stop killings of journalists

Fil-Am artists support campaign to stop killings of journalists

Art Exhibit opens on Nov. 15; Memorial event on Nov. 22 LOS ANGELES – Filipino-American artists and journalists have joined forces to support the campaign to stop the killings of journalists in the Philippines. To help fund a memorial event and traveling photo exhibit marking the 5th anniversary of the Ampatuan Massacre, the Fil-Am artists will […]

11.11.2014 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Happenings, Local News ·
Cuisia honors California-based emergency response groups for saving 2,000 lives in Leyte

Cuisia honors California-based emergency response groups for saving 2,000 lives in Leyte

Los Angeles – Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. in separate ceremonies, presented plaques of appreciation to Mammoth Medical Missions on 06 November 2014 at the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles and Team Rubicon of Los Angeles on 07 November 2014, for their crucial roles as the first foreign responders to arrive in typhoon-devastated Leyte. To mark […]

11.11.2014 · 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 […]

10.11.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Health & Fitness, Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
PHL Embassy launches mobile app for Radio Tambuli

PHL Embassy launches mobile app for Radio Tambuli

Los Angeles  – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles informs the public that as part of the commemoration of first anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013, the Embassy of the Philippines in Washington D.C. has launched the “Radyo Tambuli” mobile application.  Radio Tambuli is a virtual radio station seeking to deliver news about the Philippines to the Filipino-American Community in the United States.  This mobile app is now available […]

07.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News, Offers, Promotions ·
Consumers encouraged to check utility bills for unfamiliar charges

Consumers encouraged to check utility bills for unfamiliar charges

LOS ANGELES, CA – With the scorching heat that hit California the past few months, consumers may see high spikes in their utility bills. This sudden increase can cause several problems: the consumer may be unable to pay their bill, the consumer may be dropped from their California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) discount program, […]

06.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
14th JFAV Veterans Day rally in Hollywood, Nov.11

14th JFAV Veterans Day rally in Hollywood, Nov.11

Los Angeles  – The Justice for Filipino American Veterans, an alliance of veterans organizations, community advocates, youth and students  announced that they will march for the third time in 14 years on  Veterans Day, November 11, 2014 in Hollywood, Los Angeles   to dramatize and remind America of their broken promises and unfulfilled pledges to our veterans and relatives. […]

06.11.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Carson to Mark Veterans Day with Patriotic Celebration

Carson to Mark Veterans Day with Patriotic Celebration

The City of Carson will join the entire nation in paying tribute to America’s war veterans as it hosts its annual Veterans Day Celebration on November 11. The celebration will take place at 10 a.m. at Veterans Park, located at 22400 Moneta Avenue in Carson. The event is open to the public and admission is […]

05.11.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Covered California launches renewal for more than 1.1 million enrollees

Covered California launches renewal for more than 1.1 million enrollees

Lessons Learned from Initial Open Enrollment Applied to Major Changes for Upcoming Open Enrollment Nov. 15 to Feb. 15 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Covered California announced it has begun the renewal process for 1.12 million individuals who enrolled in plans in the exchange last year and unveiled substantial new improvements to facilitate enrollment in coverage for 2015. “Last year, […]

04.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Trafficked Filipino teachers urged to step out of the shadows

Trafficked Filipino teachers urged to step out of the shadows

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Philippine Embassy is calling on some 500 undocumented Filipino teachers in the United States who were victimized by illegal recruiters to step out of the shadows so they could be assisted in securing immigration relief and in going after those who victimized them. “Our teachers need not be afraid. We are […]

04.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Veterans can apply for a free home at Moreno Valley Housing Fair

Veterans can apply for a free home at Moreno Valley Housing Fair

Free Housing Resource Fair  October 25, 2014 at Moreno Valley Senior Center (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) – Veterans and military families can officially apply for a FREE home starting Saturday, October 25.  The house will be given away by the Housing Opportunities Collaborative and Homestrong USA, who will be available to answer questions about the application […]

03.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
AARP presents ‘The Outstanding Filipino American’ Awards

AARP presents ‘The Outstanding Filipino American’ Awards

 Juliet Payabyab wins TOFA award for ‘Senior Welfare and Advocacy’ WASHINGTON, D.C., October 28, 2014 – AARP presented ‘The Outstanding Filipino Americans’ Awards in New York (TOFA-NY) on Saturday, October 25 at Carnegie Hall in New York. As the first-time sponsor of the gala event, AARP had the privilege of presenting the award for ‘Senior Welfare and Advocacy’ to […]

29.10.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
San Beda College Alumni golf tourney at Cresta Verde Nov. 1

San Beda College Alumni golf tourney at Cresta Verde Nov. 1

The San Beda College Alumni Association of Southern California will hold its 8th Annual Addie Dalton Memorial Golf Tournament on November 1, 2014 at Cresta Verde Golf Course in Corona. Everyone (Bedans, their relatives and friends) is invited to the event that will help support the scholarship fund being raised by the Bedans. Tickets to the golfing tourney are […]

28.10.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
AARP sponsors San Diego Asian Film Festival

AARP sponsors San Diego Asian Film Festival

WASHINGTON, D.C. – AARP is proud to be a new Spotlight Sponsor of the 15th San Diego Asian Film Festival from Thursday, November 6 through Saturday, November 15. “AARP recognizes the impact that stories and storytellers have in our communities and support events like the San Diego Asian Film Festival that inform, inspire, and entertain […]

27.10.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
PHL, US sign agreement on labor rights

PHL, US sign agreement on labor rights

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippines has taken another step in fulfilling its mandate to look after the interest and welfare of Filipinos abroad by partnering with the United States in reaching out and educating members of the Filipino-American Community about their rights and responsibilities as employees and employers. In a statement, the Philippine Embassy said the latest […]

26.10.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·