9th Ambassadors, Consuls General and Tourism Directors Tours launched

9th Ambassadors, Consuls General and Tourism Directors Tours launched

Los Angeles – The Philippine Consulate General and the Department of Tourism in Los Angeles launched on 13 February 2014, the 9th Ambassadors, Consuls General, and Tourism Directors Tour (ACGTDT) to the Philippines scheduled on 28 July to 02 August 2014. Los Angeles leads this year’s ACGTDT, a joint project of all Philippine Service Posts […]

21.02.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Consul General De La Vega Pays Farewell Call on Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Consul General De La Vega Pays Farewell Call on Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Los Angeles, 18 February 2013. – Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega pays farewell call to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at his office on 14 February 2014. Consul General De La Vega recalled the consistent and endearing concern of Mayor Garcetti to the Filipino and Fil-AM Communities in the City of Los […]

19.02.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Cebu-born Minerva Benedicto Vier stars in ‘A Cat Named Mercy’

Cebu-born Minerva Benedicto Vier stars in ‘A Cat Named Mercy’

The world premiere theater presentation of “A Cat Named Mercy,” currently showing until February 23, 2014 at Casa 0101 Theatre in Boyle Heights stars Cebu-born, Minerva Benedicto Vier.The play, written by Josefina Lopez and directed by Hector Rodriguez is about maximizing a person’s life, understanding their healthcare issues, as well as their end of life right to a peaceful death. […]

09.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings, Local News ·
Filipino figure skater to see action in one of Winter Olympics centerpiece events

Filipino figure skater to see action in one of Winter Olympics centerpiece events

By DAVID CASUCO LOS ANGELES (Mabuhay) – The lone Filipino athlete that will see action in the Winter Olympics capped his pre-Games preparation in Moscow at the Novogorsk Training Center in Khimki, a region 844 miles north of Sochi where the Winter Games will be held on February 7-23, 2014. His name is Michael Christian […]

06.02.2014 · Filled under: Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
Premium PHL food producers hold mission in Los Angeles

Premium PHL food producers hold mission in Los Angeles

Los Angeles – Philippine Consul General Ma. Hellen Barber De La Vega welcomes the launch of premium Philippine Food Products with a press conference and reception held at the Rizal Hall of the Consulate General on 22 January 2014. The premium food mission participated at the 2014 Winter Fancy Food exposition held in San Francisco […]

30.01.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
One of the Philippines Newest Channels, TFC’s Lifestyle Network,  Joins DIRECTV

One of the Philippines Newest Channels, TFC’s Lifestyle Network, Joins DIRECTV

DIRECTV’s FilipinoDirect™ Package Now Provides 11 Filipino Channels, including Six Exclusive Channels Not Available on Any Other TV Provider in the U.S. EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 – DIRECTV continues to expand its international programming lineup with the addition of TFC’s Lifestyle Network, which is now available as part of TFCDirect™ and FilipinoDirect™ Packages. DIRECTV […]

23.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Local News, Services ·
UCLA nurse heads to the PHL for ongoing Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda relief effort

UCLA nurse heads to the PHL for ongoing Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda relief effort

While many are settling back into regular routines after the holiday break, registered nurse Elena Dahl, an RN at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, CA is starting the new year by traveling to the Philippines to provide medical support for those who continue to be affected by the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. Dahl, who lives […]

15.01.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Filipino films make waves in Palm Springs International Film Festival

Filipino films make waves in Palm Springs International Film Festival

By Fe P. Koons Palm Springs, CA – Three very moving Filipino films attracted audiences in the Palm Springs International Film Festival last weekend Jan. 3-5 at the Regal Cinema. Iloilo which garnered the Cannes D’Oro award for first time filmmakers at the Cannes packed the theater. Anthony Chen, director of the film revealed how […]

09.01.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·

Village Buildah is launching a car raffle fundraising

A Mercedes Benz 2014 C250 car will be raffled off with proceeds supporting The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Gawad Kalinga and Typhoon Haiyan victims (December 13, 2013 – Los Angeles) – Village Buildah, a non-profit 501(c) (3) foundation, is launching their car raffle fundraising on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 6pm […]

20.12.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Motoring, News, Offbeat ·
California Pacific, San Francisco, RNs Say ‘Yes’ to CNA

California Pacific, San Francisco, RNs Say ‘Yes’ to CNA

Despite anti-union pressure, RNs vote by 52% for union Resisting a heavy-handed pressure campaign by their employer and frontline managers, registered nurses at California Pacific Medical Center’s Pacific campus, Sutter Health’s largest hospital in San Francisco, have voted to join the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. The final count, in a secret ballot, mail campaign […]

18.12.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Wat Thai Los Angeles donates to Typhoon Yoland/Haiyan Relief

Wat Thai Los Angeles donates to Typhoon Yoland/Haiyan Relief

Los Angeles – Members of the Wat Thai Los Angeles, the Venerable Abbot of the Thai Temple in North Hollywood and Hon. Consul General Jesda Katavetin of Thailand, called on Consul General Ma. Hellen Barber De La Vega to present a check donation for Typhoon Haiyan Relief thru the American Red Cross for $ 20,506. […]

12.12.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
AARP sponsors East West Players’ Nisei Widows Club

AARP sponsors East West Players’ Nisei Widows Club

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 9, 2013 – AARP proudly sponsored “Nisei Widows Club: How Tomi Got Her Groove Back,” a production of East West Players, the nation’s premiere Asian American theater company, in Los Angeles, California. “Nisei Widows Club: How Tomi Got Her Groove Back” was the third and final installment of a comic trilogy following the lives of […]

10.12.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
UCLA RN to Join 4th national nurses group to head to PHL for Haiyan relief effort

UCLA RN to Join 4th national nurses group to head to PHL for Haiyan relief effort

UCLA Medical Center first hospital to support campaign  While many families are busy in December holiday preparations, a group of registered nurses – including  Paolo Montenegro, a Burbank, Ca. resident who works at UCLA Medical Center – are getting ready for their own special gift – heading  to the Philippines to provide medical support for […]

10.12.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
In this time of adversity, Jessica Cox serves as an inspiration

In this time of adversity, Jessica Cox serves as an inspiration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Typhoon victims in the Philippines, particularly those who lost arms or legs as a result of their injuries, should draw strength and inspiration from armless Filipino-American pilot and motivational speaker Jessica Cox. “Jessica has risen from adversity and can definitely inspire our people, especially those who are experiencing adversity as a result […]

09.12.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Former boat people remember kindness of Filipinos after Vietnam war, donate $400,000 for typhoon relief efforts

Former boat people remember kindness of Filipinos after Vietnam war, donate $400,000 for typhoon relief efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than three decades after the Philippines opened its doors to them, it was the turn of former refugees from Vietnam to return the favor – this time by donating more than P19 million to support relief efforts for victims of Typhoon Haiyan. On Monday, representatives of the Vietnamese Community visited the […]

06.12.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHL Consulate attends UNICEF’s fundraising  drive in Los Angeles

PHL Consulate attends UNICEF’s fundraising drive in Los Angeles

Los Angeles – Consul General Ma. Hellen Barber De La Vega attended UNICEF’s launching of its fundraising drive in Southern California on 19 November 2013 to support disaster relief and recovery efforts for children victims of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. The event held at the Smithhouse Tap & Grill adjacent to the UNICEF office in Los Angeles, […]

05.12.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Miss Philippines USA delegates volunteer in KTLA 5 Help for the Philippines Telethon

Miss Philippines USA delegates volunteer in KTLA 5 Help for the Philippines Telethon

Glendale, CA – One of the most rewarding  assignments Miss Philippines USA organization had done this year was participating in the recently concluded LA telethon spearheaded by Fil-Am anchor Cher Calvin  of KTLA 5 and supported by Miss Philippines USA producer Lou Razon  and colleagues. The delegates offered their time to help raise funds for […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHL Consulate General in Los Angeles Commemorates 150th Birth Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio

PHL Consulate General in Los Angeles Commemorates 150th Birth Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio

Los Angeles  – The Philippine Consulate General in cooperation with the Philippine Heritage Institute International (PHII) and the Philippine Institute of Language, Arts & Culture (PILAC) and Panorama Knights, Inc. commemorated the 150th Birth Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio at the Rizal Hall of the Consulate General on 20 November 2013. Consul General Maria Hellen Barber […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
PHL Consulate General Welcomes Participants of PNP-PSOSEC Class 86-2013

PHL Consulate General Welcomes Participants of PNP-PSOSEC Class 86-2013

Los Angeles, 21 November 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles received on 20 November 2013 the participants of the Public Safety Officers Senior Executive Course (PSOSEC) Class 2013-86.  The class was headed by Police Chief Superintendent John G. Guyguyon and was accompanied by their counterparts from the Los Angeles Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). With programs like the […]

26.11.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Pechanga Resort & Casino To Undergo Major Hotel Lobby and Restaurant Renovation

Pechanga Resort & Casino To Undergo Major Hotel Lobby and Restaurant Renovation

The Pechanga Resort & Casino opened in 2002 and shortly thereafter received the AAA Four Diamond award, becoming the first Indian gaming facility in California to receive the prestigious distinction. The largest resort/casino in the Western United States, is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation that will change the look, feel and overall ambience of […]

26.11.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Local News ·