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 ·
ABS-CBN expands distribution in Middle East with OSN carriage

ABS-CBN expands distribution in Middle East with OSN carriage

Largest Filipino media network’s popular channels – TFC, Bro, Cinema One Global & ANC – available on OSN starting May 1 REDWOOD CITY, CA, April 24, 2013 – ABS-CBN Corporation, a publicly listed Philippine firm and the country’s largest Filipino multimedia network, announced today that its subsidiary, ABS-CBN Middle East, has partnered with OSN, the leading […]

30.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
PH No Longer the Dark Horse of Asia

PH No Longer the Dark Horse of Asia

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The Philippines is no longer a dark horse in Asia, Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia told a prominent organization in Chicago as he urged its members to consider investing in a country that is now considered a new economic tiger. “With all the good news coming out of the Philippines lately, the country is […]

29.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Cuisia Optimistic More US Investments to Come In

Cuisia Optimistic More US Investments to Come In

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy is confident more investments from the United States will pour into the country following the visit to two key cities of a powerhouse business delegation that wants American and Filipino-American businessmen to seriously consider putting their money in the Philippines. In a statement, the Philippine Embassy reported the successful launching in […]

28.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL WELCOMES PARTICIPANTS OF PNP-PSOSEC CLASS OF 2012-82 AND 83

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL WELCOMES PARTICIPANTS OF PNP-PSOSEC CLASS OF 2012-82 AND 83

Los Angeles, 24 April 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles hosted a dinner reception on 23 April 2013 in honor of the participants of the Public Safety Officers Senior Executive Course (PSOSEC) Class 2012-82 and 83. The class was headed by Police Chief Superintendent Dominador Aquino, Jr. of the Philippine Public Safety […]

28.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
PH Hemodialysis Center Recognized among World’s Best PPP Projects

PH Hemodialysis Center Recognized among World’s Best PPP Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C.—An initiative of the National Kidney and Transplant Center (NKTI) that made renal care accessible and affordable to ordinary Filipinos has been recognized as one of the best public-private partnerships (PPP) not only in Asia but also in the rest of the world, the Philippine Embassy announced today. In a statement, the Embassy congratulated […]

23.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Embassy Moves to Help Pinoys Keep Jobs in the Bahamas

Embassy Moves to Help Pinoys Keep Jobs in the Bahamas

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy has asked authorities in the Bahamas to let Filipinos there keep their jobs for the time being in view of a new labor policy that seeks to reduce the ranks of the unemployed by transferring jobs being held by foreigners to locals. In a statement, the Embassy said it had conveyed […]

23.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Garcetti gets major endorsement from Fil-Am progressive groups

Garcetti gets major endorsement from Fil-Am progressive groups

Los Angeles—Mayoral Candidate  Eric Garcetti has won the endorsements of KAYA – Filipinos Americans for Progress, Los Angeles Chapter, and the Pilipino American Los Angeles Democrats (PALAD) that can translate to more than 29,000 Filipino-American votes in the city of Los Angeles They both cited his record supporting the Filipino American community in Los Angeles. […]

23.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
START OF OVERSEAS ABSENTEE VOTING IN LOS ANGELES

START OF OVERSEAS ABSENTEE VOTING IN LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles 16 April 2013, The Philippine Consulate General successfully launched the first day of elections for Overseas Absentee Voters (OAV) on 13 April 2013 at the Rizal Hall of the Consulate. The Consulate General invites all registered Overseas Absentee Voters (OAVs) in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas to cast their […]

17.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Cherry Blossom Princesses

Cherry Blossom Princesses

The 2013 Cherry Blossom Princesses visited the Philippine Embassy today as part of their weeklong education and cultural exchange program, which provides an opportunity for young women from across the United States and around the world to come together and network.  The mission of the program is to have the Cherry Blossom Princesses participate in […]

12.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
Felix Reginald Lopez declared Order of Demolay, National Ritual Champion

Felix Reginald Lopez declared Order of Demolay, National Ritual Champion

Reginald Lopez, Master Councilor of Walt Disney Chapter, Order of Demolay, Anaheim, California, was recently declared the 2013 Frank Marshall Tournament of Champions for the Open Division of Ceremony of Lights in Dallas, Texas on March 24, 2013. Representing the Southern California Jurisdiction, he defeated competitors from Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado and Arkansas, with […]

11.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
CONSUL GENERAL DE LA VEGA MEETS WITH BOARD OF SUPERVISORS  OF RIVERSIDE COUNTY

CONSUL GENERAL DE LA VEGA MEETS WITH BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF RIVERSIDE COUNTY

Los Angeles, 01 April 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles, led by Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega conducted a three-day consular outreach program at the West Oaks Plaza in Houston, Texas, U.S.A. on 22-24 March 2013. The consular outreach program was undertaken in cooperation with the Philippine American Chamber […]

03.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
US Reiterates Commitment to Address Grounding of USS Guardian, Full Cooperation on Independent Probe by PH

US Reiterates Commitment to Address Grounding of USS Guardian, Full Cooperation on Independent Probe by PH

WASHINGTON, D.C. (2 April 2013) – Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. Del Rosario and US Secretary of State John F. Kerry speak before media before their meeting at the State Department.  In his statement before media, Secretary Del Rosario expressed how much the Philippines values Secretary Kerry’s extensive experience in foreign relations, his understanding of […]

03.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
Peace Corps Event

Peace Corps Event

  The Philippine Embassy and the Peace Corps Alumni Foundation for Philippine Development (PCAFPD) held a reception at the Embassy’s Romulo Hall on 22 March to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the foundation. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. and PCAFPD President Mark Holt hosted some 80 former Peace Corps volunteers who served in the Philippines […]

25.03.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Embassy Officials Meet with Migrant Rights Groups to Discuss Case of Filipino Oil Workers in Louisiana

Embassy Officials Meet with Migrant Rights Groups to Discuss Case of Filipino Oil Workers in Louisiana

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy met on Monday with leaders of migrant rights organizations supporting a group of Filipino offshore oil workers in Louisiana involved in a class suit against their employer for alleged slavery and human trafficking. In a statement, the Embassy said officials sat down with leaders of the Justice for Grand Isle Shipyard […]

22.03.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·