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 ·
Filipinos, Americans Urged: Come Visit the New Philippines

Filipinos, Americans Urged: Come Visit the New Philippines

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Filipino and Americans making plans for the coming summer break are being urged to take a second look at the Philippines and see why it is fast making a name for itself as an international holiday destination. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. made the pitch for the Philippines in his remarks at the launching […]

22.03.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Cuisia Leads Intensified Engagement with US Congress

Cuisia Leads Intensified Engagement with US Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy is intensifying its engagement with the United States House of Representatives as part of Manila’s efforts to raise the country’s profile among American legislators. Since the opening of the 113th Congress in January, Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. has been meeting with key lawmakers, especially members of the US-Philippines Friendship Caucus, […]

18.03.2013 · Filled under: Local News, U.S. News ·
PH Unveils Roadmap for Participation in TPP Trade Pact

PH Unveils Roadmap for Participation in TPP Trade Pact

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippines has laid down the roadmap for its eventual participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)—an initiative involving the United States and other Pacific nations that seeks to create what could be the biggest free trade area in the world. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia Jr. outlined Manila’s desire to join the TPP in his […]

18.03.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
PH Seeks More Public-Private Partnership Projects

PH Seeks More Public-Private Partnership Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippines wants to enter into more partnerships with the private sector as Manila continues to invest in the development of key infrastructure to help sustain its economic growth. “The Philippine government remains committed to driving infrastructure development as it recognizes its importance to future rapid and sustainable economic growth,” Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, […]

13.03.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Works of FilAm Artist Alfonso Ossorio on Exhibit in D.C.

Works of FilAm Artist Alfonso Ossorio on Exhibit in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The abstract expressionist works of noted Filipino-American artist and art patron Alfonso Ossorio (1916-1990) drew raves when they went on exhibit at a private museum here on Thursday. The Philippine Embassy, which collaborated with the Phillips Collection for its “Phillips After 5” event for the month of March, said almost 700 guests led by […]

11.03.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos, U.S. News ·
Colina Salon signs a new contract with TFC

Colina Salon signs a new contract with TFC

Colina Salon has been a regular fixture at the  The Filipino Channel programs .  After a very progressive 2012, Colina Salons stretches its wings   further  this year with more  value for money promotions and a very aggressive communication program by signing a  renewal tie up with the biggest  Filipino TV network in the US- The […]

20.02.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Local News, Services ·
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL SIGNS HEALTH SERVICE PARTNERSHIP WITH ST. VINCENT MEDICAL CENTER FOR THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL SIGNS HEALTH SERVICE PARTNERSHIP WITH ST. VINCENT MEDICAL CENTER FOR THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY

Los Angeles, 05 February 2013. – Consul General Maria Hellen M. Barber-De La Vega signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mr. Jan N. Stein, Vice President and Executive Director of St. Vincent Medical Center (SVMC) Foundation, at a ceremony held this morning at the Conference Room of the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles. The […]

07.02.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Colina Salon Opens its Doors to the City of Rancho Cucamonga

Colina Salon Opens its Doors to the City of Rancho Cucamonga

Msgr Nestor Rebong special officiating priest for the blessing of the opening. Rica Flores of Ranco Cucamonga is smiling ear to ear  as she walks in Colina. “This is very  good for us  Filipino residents here in Ranco. We’ve been waiting for  hairstylists here  . Colina Salon found the perfect place for Pinoys here.” Roger Santos , a resident of […]

07.02.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Happenings, Local News, Services ·
This Valentine’s Day, Don’t Get Carried Away – Tie Your Metallic Balloons Down

This Valentine’s Day, Don’t Get Carried Away – Tie Your Metallic Balloons Down

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 — This Valentine’s Day, think of your loved ones with chocolates, flowers and maybe some jewelry. And if your gift of choice is a Mylar, or metallic balloon, make sure to tie it down. That’s because helium-filled metallic balloons, often given as gifts during this special day, can float into […]

05.02.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
U.S. Congressional Leader Ed Royce to Visit PH on First Foreign Trip as Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman

U.S. Congressional Leader Ed Royce to Visit PH on First Foreign Trip as Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman

Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Congressman Ed Royce will lead a U.S. Congressional Delegation (CODEL) to the Philippines on 28-30 January 2013. Chairman Royce will meet with President Benigno S. Aquino III, Speaker of the House Feliciano Belmonte, Jr., Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario, and other Philippine officials. He […]

29.01.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·