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 ·
Miss and Queen (Gay) of Philippine Independence Day Pageant launched

Miss and Queen (Gay) of Philippine Independence Day Pageant launched

Carson, CA – The Philippine Independence Day Foundation (PIDF) launched March 24 the search for Miss and Queen (Gay) of Philippine Independence Day in the City of Carson. PIDF holds the pageant as a fundraiser for its projects as well as organizing the Philippine Independence Day celebration at the Veterans Park on June 7. The Independence Day event has […]

01.04.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Consulate attends fundraising concert of REO Brothers of Tacloban

Consulate attends fundraising concert of REO Brothers of Tacloban

Los Angeles, CA – Philippine Consulate General Officials attended the fundraising concert to benefit the victims of Typhoon Haiyan organized by the Rotary Club of Historic Filipinotown in collaboration with APO GLA and UP APO Foundation on 15 March 2014 at Incarnation Community Center Gym, Glendale, California.  The concert features the REO Brothers, Raymart, RJ, Ralph […]

24.03.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
LAUSD celebrates the arts

LAUSD celebrates the arts

Student inspires first district-wide arts fest LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)  held a two-week festival celebrating the arts that began March 1 through Saturday, March 15, 2014. In honor of Arts Education Month, the District showcased student art across multiple disciplines during the Arts Fest, including music, dance, film, theatre and visual […]

20.03.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Half-Filipino & Half-Indian Puneet Prasad declared Mr. South Asia 2014

Half-Filipino & Half-Indian Puneet Prasad declared Mr. South Asia 2014

California, USA: Filled with glitz and glamour, Reena Rai was crowned Miss South Asia 2014 and Puneet Prasad was announced Mr. South Asia 2014. Over 450 people packed the ballroom to see Spirit Of India’s 22nd annual pageant held on March 8 in Milpitas, California. Beauty queen Rima Fakih, the first Muslim-American to win Miss USA […]

15.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Local News, Photos ·
PHL Consulate General Signs Alliance with Texas Department of Labor’s OSHA

PHL Consulate General Signs Alliance with Texas Department of Labor’s OSHA

Los Angeles – Consul General Maria Hellen M. Barber-De La Vega signed an “Arrangement Establishing an Alliance between the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Texas Area Offices and the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles” on 03 March 2014 in Dallas, Texas. Signing on behalf of the Department of Labor’s Occupational […]

12.03.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Consul General Leo M. Herrera-Lim as Incoming Consul General in Los Angeles

Consul General Leo M. Herrera-Lim as Incoming Consul General in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, 10 March 2014 – Consul General Ma. Hellen Barber De La Vega is pleased and honored to announce the appointment by the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Albert F. Del Rosario of the current Philippine Consul General in Chicago, Hon. Leo Herrera-Lim, a career diplomat as the new Philippine Consul General in Los […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·