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 ·
Cuisia: Manila will Work with US, Other Countries to Ensure Freedom of Navigation in South China Sea

Cuisia: Manila will Work with US, Other Countries to Ensure Freedom of Navigation in South China Sea

VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia—The Philippines will continue to work with the United States and other countries to guarantee freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia said. “It is essential that the Philippines works with other countries to guarantee freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, where an estimated $1.3 trillion […]

21.05.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
2013 Filipino American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPro)

2013 Filipino American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPro)

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy today announced the second batch of ten exceptional young Filipino-Americans in the United States and Guam who have been selected for the 2013 Filipino American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPro). Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., who initiated the program last year, said the following individuals will take part in the program that […]

16.05.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
REGISTERED OVERSEAS VOTERS WHO HAVE NOT RECEIVED THEIR MAILED BALLOTS MAY PROCEED TO THE PHILIPPINES CONSULATE GENERAL TO VOTE

REGISTERED OVERSEAS VOTERS WHO HAVE NOT RECEIVED THEIR MAILED BALLOTS MAY PROCEED TO THE PHILIPPINES CONSULATE GENERAL TO VOTE

Los Angeles, 07 May 2013 – The Overseas Voting for the 13 May 2013 elections will terminate on 13 May 2013 at 4 a.m. Los Angeles time. Overseas Voters (OV) who have not yet received their mailed ballots may proceed to the Philippine Consulate General and be provided with ballots to be able to vote.  Pursuant […]

07.05.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
On 71st Anniversary of Fall of Corregidor, PH Embassy Asks White House, US Army to Recognize Filipino Vets

On 71st Anniversary of Fall of Corregidor, PH Embassy Asks White House, US Army to Recognize Filipino Vets

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy on Monday urged the White House and the United States Army to listen to the appeal of close to 25,000 ageing Filipino veterans who have been denied recognition for their service during World War II. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. made the appeal on behalf of the 24,385 Filipino veterans in […]

07.05.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
PH Voters in Metro DC Urged to Go to Embassy to Claim, Cast Ballots

PH Voters in Metro DC Urged to Go to Embassy to Claim, Cast Ballots

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Overseas voters in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area who still have not received their ballots for the May 13 elections are being requested to come to the Philippine Embassy beginning Monday to personally claim their ballots and vote. In an advisory, the Embassy said the move is intended to allow registered voters to participate […]

06.05.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Fil-Ams urged to exercise right to vote

Fil-Ams urged to exercise right to vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Philippine Embassy today called on members of the Filipino-American Community in the United States who are registered as overseas voters to exercise their right to vote in next month’s national elections in the Philippines. In a statement, Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia urged the almost 85,000 Filipino and Filipino-American overseas voters across […]

02.05.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·