L.A. City Council proclaims October 2013 as Fil-Am Histroy/Heritage Month

L.A. City Council proclaims October 2013 as Fil-Am Histroy/Heritage Month

Los Angeles, 21 October 2013 – The Los Angeles City Council, led by Councilmembers Mitch O’Farrell and Jose Huizar, honored the Filipino American community in Los Angeles by presenting a Resolution proclaiming October 2013 as Filipino-American History/Heritage Month.  Members of the City Council praised the Filipino-American community for its achievements, contributions and the 426 years of historical presence […]

23.10.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHL Consulate General commemorates 69th Anniv. of Leyte Landing

PHL Consulate General commemorates 69th Anniv. of Leyte Landing

Los Angeles, 21 October 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General commemorated the 69th Anniversary of the Leyte Landing and Philippine Liberation in the Second World War with a public program at the Rizal Hall preceded by the launching of the Exhibit of Philippine Liberation Memorabilia and Photos at the Sentro Rizal on 19 October 2013. The event was organized […]

23.10.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
Philippine SSS Conducts Outreach Mission in Los Angeles

Philippine SSS Conducts Outreach Mission in Los Angeles

The Social Security System (SSS) kicked off their 12-day outreach mission to eight North American cities with a community briefing at the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles on Friday, 11 October 2013. President and CEO Emilio S. De Quiros, Jr., led the SSS delegation accompanied by Senior Vice President for International Operations Judy Frances […]

21.10.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Philippine Consulate General Attends Filipino Cultural Night

Philippine Consulate General Attends Filipino Cultural Night

Los Angeles, 16 October 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General attended the Filipino Cultural Night at the California International University (CIU) on 10 October 2013. The Filipino Cultural Night was organized by the student body of CIU for better understanding of the Filipino culture and promotion of harmony and cooperation within it’s own multi-cultural community. Graduate students […]

21.10.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Undocumented immigrants can now drive legally

Undocumented immigrants can now drive legally

Brown signs bill allowing license to millions in California LOS ANGELES – Joining immigrant rights, community, faith, law enforcement and local elected leaders in Los Angeles and Fresno, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed AB 60, extending the legal right to drive on the state’s roadways to millions more Californians. “When a million people […]

09.10.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Paramount Pictures presents: Spice and they’re nice

Paramount Pictures presents: Spice and they’re nice

By Rhony Laigo The place was Paramount Pictures. The show was action-packed, with crowds in “chaotic” pace which included swarms of buzzing people with oozing goodies on their mouths, and noisy as they moved from one spot to another while devouring free nourishments along the way. It was Thai Food Festival! The first of its […]

Philippine Consulate General Attends the 6th Anniversary of Maranaos in America for Peace, Integration and Advancement

Philippine Consulate General Attends the 6th Anniversary of Maranaos in America for Peace, Integration and Advancement

Los Angeles, 01 October 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General, led by Deputy Consul General Daniel Espiritu, attended the 6th Anniversary and Induction of Officers and New Members of the Maranaos in America for Peace, Integration and Advancement (MAPIA) held at the Community hall of the Filipino-American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) on 29 September […]

03.10.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Consul General De La Vega Meets with Camarillo Chamber of Commerce

Consul General De La Vega Meets with Camarillo Chamber of Commerce

Los Angeles, 27 September 2013, Consul General Ma. Hellen Barber De La Vega met with the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce at the Camarillo Ranch House in California on 26 September 2013. The Camarillo Chamber of Commerce organized an informal networking meeting with Consul General De La Vega and explored closer cooperation between the Philippine Consulate General and their Chambers of Commerce focusing on business […]

01.10.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Director Erik Matti of the Cannes Selection Film “On the Job” pays courtesy call on Consul General De La Vega

Director Erik Matti of the Cannes Selection Film “On the Job” pays courtesy call on Consul General De La Vega

Los Angeles, 26 September 2013 – Director Erik Matti of the film “On The Job” paid a courtesy call on Consul General Ma. Hellen Barber De La Vega at the Philippine Consulate General on 25 September 2013. Director Erik Matti was one of those officially selected for the “Director’s Fortnight” at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival for his direction of “On the Job”. The Hollywood Reporter described the film […]

27.09.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Miss Mangatarem’s AlyssaVeloria Soto Was Crowned as Miss Pangasinan-USA

Miss Mangatarem’s AlyssaVeloria Soto Was Crowned as Miss Pangasinan-USA

By Dan E. Nino Alyssa Lauren Veloria Soto, representing Assn. of Mangatarem Overseas Residents (AMOR) of Southern California was crowned as Miss Pangasinan-USA in a scintillating Beauty Pageant that coincided with Pangasinan Brotherhood-USA’s 35th Anniversary Foundation Gala Night at the Embassy Suites Anaheim-South near Disneyland. Miss Soto, 20, a junior Pre-Med student at California State […]

26.09.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Philippine Consulate General  attends 38th Annual Peñafrancia Festival

Philippine Consulate General attends 38th Annual Peñafrancia Festival

Los Angeles, 24 September 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General attended the 38th Annual Peñafrancia Festival held at Lincoln Park, Los Angeles on 21 September 2013. The 2013 Peňafrancia Festival is held to honor the feast day of Our Lady of Peňafrancia in the month of September by the United Bicolandia of Los Angeles (UCBLA), […]

26.09.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Dual Citizenship Outreach ii In Walnut, Ca

Dual Citizenship Outreach ii In Walnut, Ca

The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles, led by Consul General Ma. Hellen Barber De La Vega, conducted an outreach program for dual citizenship at St. Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic Church, Walnut, CA and its neighboring parishes on 14 September 2013. The consular outreach program was undertaken in cooperation with the St. Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic Parish […]

22.09.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Need money for college?  Consider joining the Army

Need money for college? Consider joining the Army

Military service is usually viewed as striving to be the best that you can be physically, mentally and intuitively – and where your “best” is tested, measured and determined based on one thing: strength. The decision to serve one’s country may come with many reasons, but the decision not to enlist as a soldier usually […]

20.09.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Philippines Showcases Tourism at the 22nd Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture

Philippines Showcases Tourism at the 22nd Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture

Los Angeles, 17 September 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General participated at the 22nd Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC) held at Point Fermin Park, San Pedro, California from 07 to 08 September 2013. The 22nd FPAC is organized by Fil-Am Arts and is considered Southern California’s largest and longest-running Filipino cultural celebration and exhibit featuring Philippine […]

19.09.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
Philippine fresh bananas available at Gelson’s and Walmart on 21 September 2013

Philippine fresh bananas available at Gelson’s and Walmart on 21 September 2013

The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles is pleased to inform the public that Philippine fresh bananas will now be available at Gelson’s and Walmart beginning Saturday, 21 September 2013.  Since this is a first and initial shipment, the bananas packaged as DOLE SWEETIO BANANAS will be sold in the following: Gelson’s:  Encino, Century City, Tarzana, Newport Beach, […]

18.09.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHL CONSULATE GENERAL IN LOS ANGELES SUPPORTS U.S. DOL’S EDUCATION INITIATIVE ON WORKER’S RIGHTS

PHL CONSULATE GENERAL IN LOS ANGELES SUPPORTS U.S. DOL’S EDUCATION INITIATIVE ON WORKER’S RIGHTS

Los Angeles, 10 September 2013 – On the occasion of Labor Rights Week 2013, Consul General Maria Hellen Barber Dela Vega expressed support for the US Department of Labor’s (US DOL) initiative to educate Filipino migrant workers on labor rights. On 5 September 2013, Consul General Dela Vega chaired a panel discussion to discuss issues concerning labor, with the underlying goal of informing […]

17.09.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
PHL Consulate General supports U.S. DOL’S Education Initiative on Worker’s Rights

PHL Consulate General supports U.S. DOL’S Education Initiative on Worker’s Rights

Los Angeles, 10 September 2013 – On the occasion of Labor Rights Week 2013, Consul General Maria Hellen Barber Dela Vega expressed support for the US Department of Labor’s (US DOL) initiative to educate Filipino migrant workers on labor rights. On 5 September 2013, Consul General Dela Vega chaired a panel discussion to discuss issues concerning labor, with the […]

12.09.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL ATTENDS 7TH PHII YOUTH CONGRESS AND 1ST JPRMM YOUTH CONFERENCE IN CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL HERITAGE MONTH

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL ATTENDS 7TH PHII YOUTH CONGRESS AND 1ST JPRMM YOUTH CONFERENCE IN CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL HERITAGE MONTH

Los Angeles, 28 August 2013 – Officers and staff of the Philippine Consulate General attended the 7th Philippine Heritage Institute International (PHII) Youth Conference and the 1st Jose P. Rizal Monument Movement (JPRMM) Youth Conference, entitled “A Symposium Defining the Filipino Identity” held at the Carson Community Center in Carson City, California on 24 August 2013. The […]

03.09.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Muay Thai Hot Summer Fights fire up Pechanga

Muay Thai Hot Summer Fights fire up Pechanga

Ed Abasolo, a Filipino-American Muay Thai fighter from Dublin, California won the first bout of the night as one National title and two women’s World titles lit up the big wins at the World Championship Muay Thai Hot Summer Fights at Pechanga Resort & Casino on August 24, 2013. Twenty fighters competed in a packed house with most of the titles […]

31.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
State Convenes Interagency Task Force to Improve Safety at California’s Oil Refineries

State Convenes Interagency Task Force to Improve Safety at California’s Oil Refineries

SACRAMENTO – Officials from more than a dozen local, state and federal agencies came together today for the first meeting of the newly established Interagency Refinery Task Force, an important step in the State’s plan to improve public and worker safety at and near oil refineries. The Task Force, which will be located within the California […]

30.08.2013 · Filled under: Environment, Local News ·