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 ·
PASADENA mayor to unveil first meter of the real change movement’s donation meter program

PASADENA mayor to unveil first meter of the real change movement’s donation meter program

PASADENA, Calif. – The public is invited to join Mayor Bill Bogaard, Flintridge Center officials and community leaders for the unveiling of a new “donation meter” program, the Real Change Movement, at Fuller Theological Seminary, 180 North Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, beginning at 11 a.m., Wednesday, August 13, 2014. The Real Change Movement is the first […]

11.08.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
TFC Europe launches ‘Juan EU Konek’: Inspiring Stories of Pinoys in Europe

TFC Europe launches ‘Juan EU Konek’: Inspiring Stories of Pinoys in Europe

LONDON, United Kingdom  – ABS-CBN’s The Filipino Channel (TFC) explores the rich and varied stories of Pinoy expatriates in Europe in a new, monthly magazine program, Juan EU Konek. Airing every first Sunday of the month on TFC in Europe and Middle East and on TFC.tv worldwide,Juan EU Konek brings to life the passions, adventures and success stories of […]

05.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Local News, Promotions, Services ·
US firm lauded for decision to pull out training video that negatively depicted Filipinos

US firm lauded for decision to pull out training video that negatively depicted Filipinos

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Filipino Community today lauded a California-based company for its decision to delete a scene in its customer service training video that negatively portrayed Filipino healthcare workers. CRM Learning of Carlsbad, California, said it will also withdraw the training video from the market after the Philippine Embassy, the Philippine Nurses Association of America […]

30.07.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHL World of Champions of Performing Arts pay courtesy call on Consul General Herrera-Lim

PHL World of Champions of Performing Arts pay courtesy call on Consul General Herrera-Lim

Los Angeles – World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) Philippines’ National Director Gerardo Mercado accompanied by Mr. Jed Madela paid a courtesy call on Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim on 16 July 2014. Jed Madela is the first Filipino to win the “Grand Champion Performer of the World” title in 2005. Jed was a featured guest […]

25.07.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Color Me launching Korean-style electric make-up applicator

Color Me launching Korean-style electric make-up applicator

(Relaxnews) – A new American start-up is looking to revolutionize the way women in the West apply their makeup. Color Me is an electronically operated automatic sponge that vibrates at 15,000 pulses per minute to mimic gentle finger tapping as it buffs and blends foundation into the skin. The product, created by entrepreneur Leah Ashley […]

19.07.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Local News ·
8 Life Lessons from my 8 years as a “Kababayan”

8 Life Lessons from my 8 years as a “Kababayan”

Two weeks ago, I tendered my resignation as host/producer of America’s first and only daily talk show for Filipinos in the United States, “Kababayan Today.” I have posted my farewell message on my social media accounts  www.facebook.com/JannelleSoOFFICIAL; www.twitter.com/JannelleSo and www.instagram.com/JannelleSo.  And aired my farewell show last Monday, June 30th. As I have been saying, it has been a […]

04.07.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Asian Pacific community fund to strengthen the API nonprofit sector with over $160,000 in grant awards

Asian Pacific community fund to strengthen the API nonprofit sector with over $160,000 in grant awards

LOS ANGELES – On Thursday, June 19, 2014, the Asian Pacific Community Fund (APCF) will hold its 8th Annual Giving for All Seasons Fundraising Gala. The gala will be held at Fifth Floor, Los Angeles Music Center, 135 North Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The event will begin at 6:00pm with a hors d’oeuvres […]

25.06.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Fil-Ams urged: Invest in the PHL

Fil-Ams urged: Invest in the PHL

ATLANTA – Saying prospects for the Philippines have never been brighter, a high-level business delegation from Manila called on Filipino-Americans to also do their share by playing an active role in maintaining the country’s upward trajectory. In their meeting with members of the Filipino-American Community in Atlanta, members of the 3rd Private Sector-Led Philippines Investment Roadshow […]

02.06.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Hundreds show up at PHL embassy open house

Hundreds show up at PHL embassy open house

Now many Americans know why ‘It’s more fun in the Philippines’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than 6,000 people, most of them Americans, got to know why it’s more fun in the Philippines after the Philippine Embassy opened its doors to the public for the first time and regaled them with dances, music and, of course, Filipino […]

06.05.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·

LA County to host used oil recycling event in La Puente

The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works will host a free used motor oil and used oil filter recycling event at San Angelo Park, 245 San Angelo Avenue, on Saturday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In exchange for turning in their used oil, participants will be rewarded with free oil […]

05.05.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Hometown, Local News, Motoring ·