City of Carson to host women’s symposium October 25

City of Carson to host women’s symposium October 25

The City of Carson Women’s Issues Commission will be hosting an educational program to promote the understanding and awareness of women’s issues and social services for women and their families on October 25. The symposium, “Women in the 21st Century”, will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center […]

20.10.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Filipino American Alliance celebrates 10 years of service

Filipino American Alliance celebrates 10 years of service

LONG BEACH, CA—On October 10 to 12, the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON), an alliance of thirty-one organizations throughout the United States, celebrated its more than 10 years of serving and protecting the Filipino community in the U.S. and around the world. In sync with the celebration of its “Dekada” (10 in Filipino), the alliance successfully gathered more […]

17.10.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
AARP sponsors Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture during Filipino American History Month

AARP sponsors Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture during Filipino American History Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. – AARP was proud to sponsor the 23rd Annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC), a celebration of Filipino food, music, dance, crafts and culture, on October 4-5 at its new venue, Los Angeles County’s Grand Park during Filipino American History Month. Nearly 25,000 visitors from around the country attended Southern California’s longest-running […]

14.10.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Maria Menounos, TV’s breakout star wears Oliver Tolentino

Maria Menounos, TV’s breakout star wears Oliver Tolentino

Celebrity Maria Menounos wore a red embroidered mermaid gown by Hollywood Filipino designer Oliver Tolentino last night in Los Angeles when she attended the Children’s Hospital Gala: Noche de Niños benefit.  Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman was honored at the benefit. Tolentino has been worn by celebrities including Jessica Alba, Carrie Underwood, Fergie, Anna Paquin, […]

14.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Local News ·
Anglahi presents: ‘The New Filipino: A talk on Jose Rizal by National Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose’

Anglahi presents: ‘The New Filipino: A talk on Jose Rizal by National Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose’

Philippine national hero Jose Rizal once remarked that a useless life is a life not consecrated to a great ideal. Fast forward to the 21st century. With more and more Filipinos living abroad, the Filipino diaspora has truly become global. Nevertheless, the call to know one’s roots and to live a life of excellence – […]

13.10.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Ballet Philippines receives standing ovation in Los Angeles

Ballet Philippines receives standing ovation in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, 08 October 2014. – The Philippine Consulate General welcomed the arrival of Ballet Philippines (BP) in Los Angeles. Ballet Philippines is headed by its President, Ms. Margie Moran-Floirendo and known for winning the second Ms. Universe crown for the Philippines in 1973. Godinus Executive Producer Becca Godinez and PAE Live Producer Ted Benito […]

09.10.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
2-day celebration for the 70th Anniversary of Leyte Landing in Carson Oct. 19

2-day celebration for the 70th Anniversary of Leyte Landing in Carson Oct. 19

The Filipino Veterans Foundation /E.R.B. Foundation in cooperation with the City of Carson and Carson High School, hosts a 5-K Walkathon at the Carson Civic Center on October 19, from 8 AM to 12 Noon to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Leyte Landing.  The walkathon starts and ends for 3 laps  at the Rizal Monument  […]

08.10.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Church to hold job fair in Pasadena Oct. 15

Church to hold job fair in Pasadena Oct. 15

Rose City Church and Rose City Coffee are hosting a job fair on October 15, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. Rose City Coffee exists to train homeless in our community in the craft of coffee. Dozens of employers will be on hand with positions available in Administration, Advertising, Clerical, Cafe/coffee, Customer Service, Education, Financial Services, Healthcare/Nursing, […]

03.10.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHL Consulate General co-hosts launch of 9th Annual Asian Friendship Golf Tournament

PHL Consulate General co-hosts launch of 9th Annual Asian Friendship Golf Tournament

Los Angeles  – The Philippine Consulate General co-hosted the launch of the 9th Annual Asian Friendship Golf Tournament at the Community Hall of the Philippine Consulate General on 24 September 2014. Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim welcomed the cooperation of the Asian American Chamber Association (AACA) composed of the Bangladesh, Cambodian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Mongolian, Pakistani, Singaporean, Thai Chambers […]

01.10.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·

Cargo forwarders remind clients to send boxes early

LOS ANGELES – With delivery delays still in the horizon, five leading Filipino cargo forwarders are calling on customers to send their balikbayan boxes early to ensure that they would reach the intended beneficiaries in the Philippines in time for the holidays. Cristina Dalupan, executive director of the Philippine American Shippers Association, said the four […]

30.09.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
De Castro, new PHL honorary consul for San Diego

De Castro, new PHL honorary consul for San Diego

Los Angeles – Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim congratulates newly appointed PHL Honorary Consul Audie de Castro for San Diego, CA.  Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. administered the oath taking of Mr. de Castro’s at Malacañang Palace in Manila on 30 August 2014. Honorary Consul Audie de Castro, is the founder of de Castro, P.C. Attorneys & […]

16.09.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Families to ‘Walk n’ Roll’ on Sept. 20 for ataxia that afflicts many

Families to ‘Walk n’ Roll’ on Sept. 20 for ataxia that afflicts many

Fil-Ams among victims of debilitating disease By Rhony Laigo If not for the worldwide campaign of the Ice Bucket Challenge, the Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease may have been just that – a disease that has no cure. But unknown to many, another debilitating disease that affects many, and ironically even the […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Happenings, Local News ·
FACLA feeding program/food distribution for Fil-Ams  on Sept. 27

FACLA feeding program/food distribution for Fil-Ams on Sept. 27

Los Angeles – The HIFI CALI EXPO LLC,  Filipino Ministry of the  Wilshire United Methodist Church of Wilshire ( FM-WUMC) and the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) will hold a feeding program/food distribution for Fil-Ams on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 9-11 a.m. FACLA Director and Ms. FILAM INTERNATIONAL LLC President  Bernie Targa-Ganon “ The feeding program has been […]

10.09.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Bobby T. Rimas reelected UCLA Pilipino Alumni Scholarship Director

Bobby T. Rimas reelected UCLA Pilipino Alumni Scholarship Director

On August 29th, the UCLA Alumni Affairs, Diversity Programs announced that Bobby T. Rimas was reelected as the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association Scholarship Director.  In this position, Mr. Rimas is responsible for raising and collecting scholarship donations, coordinating the application process, and overseeing the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Scholarship Committee who is responsible for developing the selection criteria, […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Remittances from Fil-Ams a big boost to PHL economy

Remittances from Fil-Ams a big boost to PHL economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Remittances from Filipinos in the United States and other parts of the world helped the Philippines regain its position as Southeast Asia’s best performing economy during the first semester of the year. “The Philippine economy grew by 6.4 percent during the second quarter of 2014 also because of the millions of dollars […]

04.09.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Speaker Emeritus Perez, Cong. Takano each to receive Public Servant Advocate Award at AAPI Awards Banquet Sep. 26

Speaker Emeritus Perez, Cong. Takano each to receive Public Servant Advocate Award at AAPI Awards Banquet Sep. 26

Los Angeles, Calif. –Asian Enterprise celebrates its 21st year of hosting the annual Asian Entrepreneur of the Year Awards with Wells Fargo Foundation and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage as Title Sponsors. This  much-awaited awards banquet is supported by a number of Fortune 500 Companies and gives recognition to outstanding Asian American and Pacific Islander Entrepreneurs who rise above economic challenges, as well as […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Pacquiao-Algieri promo tour begins

Pacquiao-Algieri promo tour begins

LAS VEGAS, NV (August 20, 2014) – Fighter of the Decade Congressman MANNY “Pacman” Pacquiao, boxing ‘s only eight-division world champion, defends his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title against New York’s undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri, who has Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management, a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition and a Ph.D. in Upsets Inside the […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Local News, Promotions, Sports & Recreation ·
Fil-Ams enjoy fun, exciting activities at 9th edition Ambassadors tour

Fil-Ams enjoy fun, exciting activities at 9th edition Ambassadors tour

By Manny V. Ilagan MANILA – Another ‘FUN’ homecoming full of exciting activities marked this year’s 9th Ambassadors, Consuls General and Tourism Directors Tour to the Philippines (ACGTDT). Despite the threat of Tropical Depression Inday brewing at the northeast of the Philippines area of responsibility, the 9th ACGTDT, held from July 28 to 31, was […]

17.08.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Pollution, whales prompt shipping slow-down in SoCal

Pollution, whales prompt shipping slow-down in SoCal

LOS ANGELES  (AFP) – Concerns about pollution and endangered whales in southern California have prompted six global shipping companies to try slower speeds in exchange for cash incentives, environmental groups said. The companies agreed to slow down – from typical speeds of 14-16 knots down to 12 knots or less – in exchange for $2,500 […]

16.08.2014 · Filled under: Environment, Local News ·
RNs to strike August 14 at three Bay Area hospitals

RNs to strike August 14 at three Bay Area hospitals

Safe Staffing, patient care key concerns at Napa’s Queen of the Valley, Sutter Tracy, and Watsonville Community Registered nurses at three Bay Area hospitals, Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Watsonville Community Hospital will strike on Thursday, August 14 citing common concerns about safe staffing and other patient care needs. […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·