PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL URGES FILIPINO CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE, PHILIPPINE FOOD IMPORTERS, CUSTOMS BROKERS AND FREIGHT FORWARDERS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO ATTEND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON FOOD SAFETY ACT

PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL URGES FILIPINO CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE, PHILIPPINE FOOD IMPORTERS, CUSTOMS BROKERS AND FREIGHT FORWARDERS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO ATTEND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON FOOD SAFETY ACT

Los Angeles, 28 August 2013 – Philippine Consul General Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega welcomes the invitation extended by the Port of Los Angeles to hold a roundtable discussion on the proposed rules by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) of the Food Safety Act, which should […]

29.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
The Gollayan sisters receive accolades from the Filipino community for winning WCOPA top awards

The Gollayan sisters receive accolades from the Filipino community for winning WCOPA top awards

by : Alex Llorente LOS ANGELES, CA  – The Gollayan Sisters were awarded the 2013 Senior Grand Champion Vocal Group of the World award at the 17th Annual World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) competition held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel from July 12-21, 2013. For this competition alone, they won 16 gold medals, 4 […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL COMMEMORATES 30th DEATH  ANNIVERSARY OF NINOY AQUINO

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL COMMEMORATES 30th DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF NINOY AQUINO

Los Angeles, 22 August 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General commemorated the 30th death anniversary of Ninoy Aquino with a mass at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Los Angeles on 21 August 2013. In commemoration of the 30th Death Anniversary of Ninoy Aquino, the Philippine Consulate General in cooperation with the Overseas Filipinos for Good Governance […]

25.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Miss Philippines USA 2013 is shining Filipino-American beauty

Miss Philippines USA 2013 is shining Filipino-American beauty

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 22, 2013) – She stood on stage with a big smile, keeping calm and composed as they announced the winner, “Miss Philippines USA 2013 is Candidate #21, Jasmine Sabio!”  She was in disbelief, having signed up only a month before the pageant, she kept herself from having the highest expectations.  “I […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
ILOILO LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL GIRLS TEAM PAYS COURTESY VISIT TO CONSUL GENERAL DE LA VEGA

ILOILO LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL GIRLS TEAM PAYS COURTESY VISIT TO CONSUL GENERAL DE LA VEGA

Los Angeles, 20 August 2013 – The Iloilo Philippine Softball Girls team, champions of the 2013 Asia-Pacific Little League Awards paid a courtesy visit to Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega on 19 August 2013. The Iloilo Philippine Softball champions qualified for the Little League World Series held in Portland, Oregon and Kirkland, […]

21.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL WELCOMES AGRI-BUSINESS MISSION

PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL WELCOMES AGRI-BUSINESS MISSION

Los Angeles – 19 August 2013, Philippine Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega welcomes the Outbound Business Mission (“Barkadahan 2013”) with a reception at the Consul General’s Official Residence in Los Angeles on 13 August 2013. The Agri-Business Mission was organized by the Department of Agriculture (DAR) and led by DAR Assistant Secretary […]

21.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
PH CONSULATE HOLIDAY – IN OBSERVENCE OF EID’L FITR (FEAST OF RAMADHAN)

PH CONSULATE HOLIDAY – IN OBSERVENCE OF EID’L FITR (FEAST OF RAMADHAN)

Los Angeles, 01 August 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles will be closed on 09 August 2013, in observance of Eid’L Fidtr (Feast of Ramadhan) under Presidential Proclamation No. 629. ###

02.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Diana Ross, Chicago and Daughtry headline Pechanga Theater’s summer entertainment line-up

Diana Ross, Chicago and Daughtry headline Pechanga Theater’s summer entertainment line-up

TEMECULA, Calif., July 25, 2013 – “Stop in the name of love” singer and Billboard magazine’s “Female Entertainer of the Century” Diana Ross will be performing this summer at the Pechanga Theater in a string of “one night only” shows that will also feature Chicago, the hit all-male American rock band during the 1970s and […]

27.07.2013 · Filled under: Happenings, Hollywood Stars, Local News ·
ADVISORY EXTENSION OF VISA-FREE ENTRY FROM TWENTY-ONE (21) DAYS TO THIRTY (30) DAYS UNDER E.O. 408

ADVISORY EXTENSION OF VISA-FREE ENTRY FROM TWENTY-ONE (21) DAYS TO THIRTY (30) DAYS UNDER E.O. 408

Los Angeles, 23 July 2013 – In line with the Philippine Government’s efforts to update its visa policies and further encourage tourism in the Philippines, the visa-free privilege granted to one-hundred fifty-one (151) countries is hereby extended from twenty-one (21) days to thirty (30) days. Israel and Brazil shall remain eligible for 59-days visa free entry […]

27.07.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Journey at Pechanga: kabilang sa Top 20 courses sa California

Journey at Pechanga: kabilang sa Top 20 courses sa California

Temecula, Calif – Matatagpuan sa kalagitnaan ng mga burol ng Temecula Valley ang Journey at Pechanga na kinilala bilang ika-19 na best public course sa California.  Ang karangalan ay inilathala sa “Best Courses You Can Play” annual guidebook for 2013 ng Golfweek magazine. Ang kapurian ay karagdagan sa kanilang napakarami nang tinanggap na parangal, kasama […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL ATTENDS 27th ANNIVERSARY OF OLD FORT MACARTHUR DAYS 2013

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL ATTENDS 27th ANNIVERSARY OF OLD FORT MACARTHUR DAYS 2013

Los Angeles, 16 July 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles attended the 27th Anniversary of the Old Fort MacArthur Days held at the Fort MacArthur Museum and the Historic Osgood-Farley Battery Site in San Pedro, Los Angeles County on 13 July 2013. The Consulate representatives were led by Deputy Consul General Daniel […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
Gamma Epsilon Fraternity/Gamma Lambda Epsilon Sorority Golden Anniversary Celebration Aug. 24

Gamma Epsilon Fraternity/Gamma Lambda Epsilon Sorority Golden Anniversary Celebration Aug. 24

One of Philippines’ largest fraternities/sororities – Gamma Epsilon Fraternity/Gamma Lambda Epsilon Sorority – with chapters from all over the archipelago and international chapters all over the world is celebrating its Golden Anniversary this year with members on the west coast holding its Southern California gathering in the City of Riverside. Hosted by Brod Jerry Corrales, […]

09.07.2013 · Filled under: Happenings, Hometown, Local News ·
US Secretary of State John Kerry hands over the “2013 Hero Acting To End Modern-Day Slavery Award” to OFW advocate Susan Ople

US Secretary of State John Kerry hands over the “2013 Hero Acting To End Modern-Day Slavery Award” to OFW advocate Susan Ople

WASHINGTON, DC. US Secretary of State John Kerry hands over the “2013 Hero Acting To End Modern-Day Slavery Award” to OFW advocate Susan Ople in recognition of her outspoken advocacy on behalf of the millions of overseas Filipino workers during today’s recognition rites for this year’s Trafficking in Persons Hero Awardees held at the Benajim Franklin […]

20.06.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
Message from Ambassador Cuisia on the ACGTDT

Message from Ambassador Cuisia on the ACGTDT

Dear Kababayan, Magandang araw po sa inyong lahat! I wish to make a final appeal to parties who may be interested in taking part in the 8th Ambassadors, Consuls General and Tourism Directors Tour (ACGTDT).  In this Tour, I will lead a group of Filipinos and Americans to the Philippines from July 9 to 12, […]

20.06.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
BRP Ramon Alcaraz Successfully Testfires Weapons System

BRP Ramon Alcaraz Successfully Testfires Weapons System

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The BRP Ramon Alcaraz, the newest asset of the Philippine Navy, successfully test-fired its main weapons system off the coast of Florida this afternoon, the Philippine Embassy said. “We have successfully test-fired our Oto Melara gun with a high degree of accuracy,” the Embassy quoted Capt. Ernesto Baldovino, the commanding officer of the Alcaraz as […]

12.06.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Ambassador Cuisia’s Independence Day Message

Ambassador Cuisia’s Independence Day Message

Isang maligayang pagbati sa inyong lahat.  A pleasant greeting to everyone as we commemorate the 115th anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine independence, which also marks the sesquicentennial of the birth of one of our most revered heroes – Andres Bonifacio The theme for this year’s commemoration is Kalayaan 2013: Ambagan Tungo sa Malawakang Kaunlaran. […]

12.06.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
“We are for Peace but be Prepared to Defend PH Territory,” Cuisia Tells Crew of Ramon Alcaraz

“We are for Peace but be Prepared to Defend PH Territory,” Cuisia Tells Crew of Ramon Alcaraz

CHARLESTON, South Carolina—The Philippines will exert all efforts to ease tensions in the West Philippine Sea but it will also defend its territory if needed, Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia Jr. told the officers and crew of the country’s newest warship, the BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16), on the eve of its departure for Manila. “As you know, there […]

11.06.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
AARP hosts first Asian media luncheon

AARP hosts first Asian media luncheon

AARP hosted their first Asian Media Luncheon at the Hilton in San Gabriel, California on May 14, 2013.  The event invited representatives from a wide variety of media constituencies to attend, specifically targeting the Filipino-American, Chinese-American and general Asian-American media outlets.  On the national scale, AARP also introduced their Asian advertising campaign created by DAE […]

03.06.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Local News ·
Cuisia Requests Thorough, Impartial Probe of Shooting Death of Filipina-American in Virginia Wholesale Store

Cuisia Requests Thorough, Impartial Probe of Shooting Death of Filipina-American in Virginia Wholesale Store

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy today called for a thorough, impartial and expeditious investigation into the fatal shooting by police of a 38-year-old Filipina-American inside a popular wholesale store in Virginia on Wednesday. In a statement, the Embassy also extended its deepest sympathy to the family of Mylene De Leon Scott, of Sterling, Virginia, who was shot […]

31.05.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Cuisia Leads Economic Diplomacy Blitz in North Carolina, Virginia

Cuisia Leads Economic Diplomacy Blitz in North Carolina, Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippines continues to take advantage of its new status as an emerging tiger with by intensifying its economic diplomacy blitz in the United States to promote greater trade and investment. The focus of the latest economic diplomacy efforts were the states of North Carolina and Virginia, which were visited by Ambassador Jose L. […]

28.05.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·