Arienne Louise Calingo: When beauty isn’t just skin deep

Arienne Louise Calingo: When beauty isn’t just skin deep

By AbnerGalino Since becoming the Miss World Philippines 2016 First Princess (first runner-up), Arienne Louise Calingo has been juggling her commitments as a beauty queen, college lecturer, Education USA Ambassador for the American Embassy in Manila, brand ambassador for Colourette Cosmetics, and an advocate for education and diversity. In a recent phone interview shortly after being named the First […]

11.10.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Local News ·
EPA fines Carson Facility for safety lapses that led to toxic air leak

EPA fines Carson Facility for safety lapses that led to toxic air leak

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with Eco Services Operations Corp., located in Carson, Calif., for violations of federal laws related to a large release of 65,049 pounds of sulfur dioxide in 2013. The company will pay a $106,000 civil penalty and has to come into compliance. “It is […]

10.10.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Local News, Services ·
Campaign Promoting Benefits Of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Campaign Promoting Benefits Of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Eligible immigrants strongly urged to take the first step now to have a chance of becoming a U.S. citizen before November election Over 300,000 Asian immigrants in L.A. County currently eligible to naturalize and become a U.S. Citizen LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), in close partnership with community-based organizations and local […]

08.10.2016 · Filled under: Local News, News, Services ·
Agri fellows briefed ON PHL conditions

Agri fellows briefed ON PHL conditions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 2016 batch of Cornell University’s LEADNY received a comprehensive briefing on the Philippines on 28 September 2016 at the Philippine Embassy. During the briefing, the twenty-two (22) LEADNY 2016 Fellows were apprised of current conditions and trends in Philippine agriculture, labor market, and trade and commerce. Snapshots of Philippine culture and politics […]

06.10.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Land-based manpower exporters appeal to DFA to fast-track passport processing

Land-based manpower exporters appeal to DFA to fast-track passport processing

MANILA, Oct. 3 (PNA) – The association of land-based manpower exporters appealed on Monday to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to fast-track the release of passports, especially to aspiring Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). The Federation of Manpower Exporters (FEDAMANEX), an umbrella organization of recruiters deploying manpower mostly to the Middle East, said passport delays […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Local News, News, Philippine News ·
Vote by mail drop-off locations available throughout LA County

Vote by mail drop-off locations available throughout LA County

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean C. Logan announced his department has partnered with 70 City Clerks across LA County to serve as Vote by Mail (VBM) ballot drop-off locations for the November 8thPresidential General Election. Voters who prefer to drop off their Vote by Mail ballot in-person will have that opportunity […]

04.10.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Offers, Services ·
Congen meets with Fil-Am WW II veterans

Congen meets with Fil-Am WW II veterans

Los Angeles  – Consul General Adelio Angelito Cruz was welcomed by the Filipino-American World War II Veterans at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall in downtown Los Angeles, 27 September 2016. The meeting was organized by Filipino Veterans Foundation Executive Director Dr. Jenny Batongmalaque.  Special guests during the meeting were Department of Veteran Affairs District Manager Alberto Alpasan […]

04.10.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
‘Evening at the Embassy’ showcases PHL culture

‘Evening at the Embassy’ showcases PHL culture

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Around sixty (60) young professionals of Metro DC gathered at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy for a fun-filled “Evening at the Embassy of the Philippines”, that featured Filipino music, art, and cuisine on 29 September 2016. “Tonight’s special event is just one of the many ways by which we built on […]

03.10.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
L.A. County Registrar of Voters kicks off large scale media campaign to get out the vote

L.A. County Registrar of Voters kicks off large scale media campaign to get out the vote

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean C. Logan is proud to announce a large-scale, multilingual media campaign with leading media outlets in Los Angeles County encouraging voters to “Make Your Mark.” The RR/CC will partner with: CBS Radio, Entravision, Facebook, iHeart Media, LA 18, Pandora, Power 106, Univision Radio, Super Estrella, Que […]

02.10.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Nurses endorse gun safety, death penalty repeal measures

Nurses endorse gun safety, death penalty repeal measures

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today announced support for several important initiatives on the California November ballot, notably Proposition 63, to strengthen gun safety, and Proposition 62 the latest bid to repeal the death penalty in California. CNA, the premiere nurses’ organization in California, is also stepping up efforts to pass Prop. 61, the […]

30.09.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Gov. Brown signs legislation punishing ransomware

Gov. Brown signs legislation punishing ransomware

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown today signed legislation by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, to help protect computer users by clarifying that infecting computers with ransomware is a form of extortion and punishable as such. Ransomware allows a computer hacker to access your computer, hold it hostage and demand payment in exchange for relinquishing the […]

30.09.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Campaign Promoting Benefits Of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Campaign Promoting Benefits Of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Eligible immigrants strongly urged to take the first step now to have a chance of becoming a U.S. citizen before November election   Over 300,000 Asian immigrants in L.A. County currently eligible to naturalize and become a U.S. Citizen LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), in close partnership with community-based organizations and […]

24.09.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Offers, Services ·
Carson kicks off Filipino-American History Month Celebration October 1

Carson kicks off Filipino-American History Month Celebration October 1

This month-long celebration showcases amazing talents and performing artists in music, creative arts, and other varied forms of entertainment from the Filipino-American community. The festivities will start on Saturday, October 1 at the Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center East Parking Lot at 9:00 a.m. located at 801 E. Carson Street in Carson.  This event is open to […]

22.09.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Students Learn electrical safety during ‘A Bug’s Light!’ play

Students Learn electrical safety during ‘A Bug’s Light!’ play

The National Theatre for Children’s interactive play is sponsored by Edison International, SCE’s parent company By Justin Felles Southern California Edison Who would’ve guessed that every kid’s face in the room would light up with excitement while learning about electrical safety at elementary schools across Central and Southern California? It’s all thanks to Sparky the Wonderbug, […]

22.09.2016 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Local News, Services ·
10 outstanding young Fil-Ams to take part in 2016 FYLPRO

10 outstanding young Fil-Ams to take part in 2016 FYLPRO

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two engineers, two lawyers, two marketing and communications professionals, a Broadway producer, an educator, a transportation infrastructure specialist, and a culinary enthusiast, form the fifth batch of young Filipino- American leaders who will embark on an immersion trip to the Philippines to meet with influential Filipino personalities and deepen their understanding of issues affecting […]

20.09.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHL pledges full support to combat illegal fishing at 3RD Our Ocean Conference

PHL pledges full support to combat illegal fishing at 3RD Our Ocean Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto R. Yasay, Jr. and Agriculture Undersecretary for Fisheries and concurrent Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) Director Eduardo Gongona led the Philippine delegation to the “Our Ocean” Conference held in Washington D.C. on 15-16 September 2016. The Our Oceans conference brings together heads of state, scientists, business leaders, NGOs, and […]

19.09.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Campaign Promoting Benefits Of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Campaign Promoting Benefits Of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Eligible immigrants strongly urged to take the first step now to have a chance of becoming a U.S. citizen before November election   Over 300,000 Asian immigrants in L.A. County currently eligible to naturalize and become a U.S. Citizen LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), in close partnership with community-based organizations and […]

17.09.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Offers, Services ·
Pinoy Sports-Artist to be Inducted into West Coast Hall of Fame

Pinoy Sports-Artist to be Inducted into West Coast Hall of Fame

By: Ray Andres As fate would have it, destiny closed the door to sports artist Jun Aquino years back when he was being recognized as one of the most talented artists while working at the now defunct Free Press Magazine. The publication closed shop but it was not the end for the talented artist with new and […]

11.09.2016 · Filled under: Art, Local News ·
Campaign Promoting Benefits Of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Campaign Promoting Benefits Of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Eligible immigrants strongly urged to take the first step now to have a chance of becoming a U.S. citizen before November election   Over 300,000 Asian immigrants in L.A. County currently eligible to naturalize and become a U.S. Citizen LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), in close partnership with community-based organizations and […]

10.09.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Offers, Services ·
Healthcare providers urged to adopt new national TB screening

Healthcare providers urged to adopt new national TB screening

SACRAMENTO – California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith have urged health care providers to adopt new recommendations recently announced by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force calling for adults 18 years of age or older who are at increased risk of tuberculosis (TB) to be screened for the disease. Those considered to be […]

10.09.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News ·