Calling all koodies: Cooking show for kids coming to US

Calling all koodies: Cooking show for kids coming to US

(Relaxnews) – Is your kid a ‘koodie?’ Do they know the difference between hollandaise and béarnaise sauce already and scoff with disdain at the idea of boxed macaroni and cheese for lunch? The “MasterChef” TV franchise has put out a casting call for kid foodies who could be the next Thomas Keller. “Junior MasterChef” in […]

22.01.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Food Videos, Local News, Videos ·
California’s ‘urban’ sled dogs are cool with no snow

California’s ‘urban’ sled dogs are cool with no snow

(COSTA MESA, California-AFP) – California’s lack of snow is no problem for Obi, a sled dog a thousand miles from the North Pole, pulling an “urban sled” to the delight of his devoted human owner, Rancy Reyes. Reyes mushes on a two-wheeled cart through Fairview Park in Costa Mesa, south of Los Angeles, pulled by […]

15.01.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Offbeat ·
Southern Californians Bundle Up as Freeze Warnings Issued

Southern Californians Bundle Up as Freeze Warnings Issued

Southern California Edison Offers Tips During Cold Spell ROSEMEAD, Calif., Jan. 14, 2013 — As the National Weather Service issued a freeze warning and frost advisory throughout Southern California until tomorrow morning, Southern Californians are doing their best to stay warm during this surprising cold spell. SCE reminds its customers to stay safe when using […]

15.01.2013 · Filled under: Environment, Local News ·
Pechanga Resort & Casino announces free tickets to “Sharon Cuneta Up Close” Contest

Pechanga Resort & Casino announces free tickets to “Sharon Cuneta Up Close” Contest

On January 18th and 19th at 8pm, the “Megastar” of the Philippines, Sharon Cuneta will perform at the world-renowned Pechanga Theater. The performance will also feature a guest performance by Sharon’s eldest daughter, KC Concepcion. In recent times, Pechanga Resort & Casino’s Theater has given host to a multitude of talented Filipino performers; in November, […]

11.01.2013 · Filled under: Contests, Filipino Stars, Giveaways, Happenings, Local News, Music, Promotions ·
Colina Salon Branches out in Rancho Cucamonga

Colina Salon Branches out in Rancho Cucamonga

New Year ushers new outlet for Colina Salon inside Island Pacific 2013 looks bright and busy for Marlou Colina, owner of Colina Salon. He drives from Long Beach to Rancho Cucamonga to supervise the construction of the newest Colina Salon in Island Pacific. The sign is already up , now he is looking at the […]

11.01.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Discounts, Local News, Promotions ·
Sharon Cuneta with special guest KC Concepcion at Pechanga Resort & Casino

Sharon Cuneta with special guest KC Concepcion at Pechanga Resort & Casino

Sharon Cuneta with special guest KC Concepcion at Pechanga Resort & Casino On January 18th and 19th at 8pm the “Megastar” of the Philippines, Sharon Cuneta will perform at the world-renowned Pechanga Theater. The performance will also feature a guest performance by Sharon’s eldest daughter, KC Concepcion. In recent times, Pechanga Resort & Casino’s Theater […]

Save the Date for the 8th ACGTDT!

Save the Date for the 8th ACGTDT!

SAVE THE DATE! The 8th Annual Ambassadors, Consuls General, and Tourism Directors Tour (ACGTDT) of the Philippines will be on July 9-15, 2013. Basic Tour Component will be on July 9-12 and the Post Tour (Optional) will be on July 12-15. Stay tuned for more details.

18.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Deadline of Submission of ‘Manifestation of Intent to Vote’ on December 21

Deadline of Submission of ‘Manifestation of Intent to Vote’ on December 21

For those who have not participated in the past two elections, please be advised that you have until 21 December 2012 to submit your ‘manifestation of intent to vote’ in the 13 May 2013 national elections. Submissions can be coursed through the following: Philippine Embassy or Philippine Consulate General that has consular jurisdiction over your […]

17.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
State Health Officer Unveils New Tobacco Report

State Health Officer Unveils New Tobacco Report

Highlights new data on illegal sales to minors, tobacco-use trends, advertising tactics During a news briefing today, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) director and state health officer Dr. Ron Chapman released the state’s first “State Health Officer’s Report on Tobacco Use and Promotion” providing new data related to cigarette consumption declines, and the millions […]

17.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
PH Embassy Extends Sympathy over School Massacre; Checking if FilAms among Victims

PH Embassy Extends Sympathy over School Massacre; Checking if FilAms among Victims

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy extended its sympathy to the United States following this morning’s shooting incident at an elementary school in Connecticut that left 26 people dead, most of them children. The Embassy, at the same time, said it is trying to make sure that there are no Filipino-Americans among the casualties in what has […]

17.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
First section of World Trade Center spire raised

First section of World Trade Center spire raised

(NEW YORK-AFP) – The first segment of the enormous spire crowning New York’s World Trade Center — which replaces the Twin Towers destroyed on September 11, 2001 — was hoisted into place Wednesday. Nine of the 18 sections in the 408-foot spire arrived by barge into the Hudson River on Tuesday after a sea journey […]

12.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
CONSUL GENERAL BARBER DE LA VEGA MEETS WITH LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF LEROY D. BACA

CONSUL GENERAL BARBER DE LA VEGA MEETS WITH LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF LEROY D. BACA

Los Angeles, 10 December 2012 – Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega paid a courtesy call on Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy D. Baca on 07 December 2012 at the Sheriff’s Office in California. The two officials discussed ways of further strengthening the cooperation between the Sheriff’s Office and the Philippine Consulate General in Los […]

12.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Teach for the Philippines Application Extended until December 14

Teach for the Philippines Application Extended until December 14

New York, NY  – The search for the top 10 exemplary Filipino-American candidates for the inaugural corps of Teach for the Philippines has been extended to Friday, December 14, 2012. Teach for the Philippines (www.teachforthephilippines.org), the national movement that empowers leaders to expand educational opportunity in ways that are life-changing and transformative for Filipino communities, […]

12.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
FilAms Urged to Help Typhoon Victims in Mindanao

FilAms Urged to Help Typhoon Victims in Mindanao

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy today called on Filipino-Americans to lend a helping hand to victims of Typhoon Pablo in Mindanao even as it thanked the United States Government for providing an additional $3 million in humanitarian assistance. In an urgent appeal, Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. called on the estimated 4 million members of the […]

12.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
PH Thanks Washington for Assistance to Typhoon Victims

PH Thanks Washington for Assistance to Typhoon Victims

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy today expressed its appreciation to the United States for its prompt response in support of disaster relief efforts in typhoon-ravaged areas in Mindanao. “Our people are grateful for the assistance extended by the United States to help us respond to the aftermath of Typhoon Pablo in the Southern Philippines,” Ambassador Jose […]

07.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Summer Advanced Indonesian Abroad Program 2013

Summer Advanced Indonesian Abroad Program 2013

For Students, Teachers, Educational Administrators, and Independent Scholars Program Dates: June 17 – August 8, 2013 Location: Language Center, Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana (UKSW) in Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia Web announcement with more details here. Language immersion program for participants who have completed at least Intermediate level in Indonesian. Fulbright-Hays Fellowships: For U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents, […]

06.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
ASEAN WOMEN’s CIRCLE IN LOS ANGELES (AWCLA) WELCOMES CONSUL GENERAL MARIA HELLEN BARBER DE LA VEGA

ASEAN WOMEN’s CIRCLE IN LOS ANGELES (AWCLA) WELCOMES CONSUL GENERAL MARIA HELLEN BARBER DE LA VEGA

Los Angeles, 29 November 2012 –Indonesian Patron Mme. Sri Adriana (Jenny) Martono and Malaysian Patron Mme. Ramlah Haid Nekmat, President and Vice President, respectively of the ASEAN Women’s Circle in Los Angeles(AWCLA) organized a special potluck luncheon among its officers and members to welcome Patrons from the Philippines, Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La […]

06.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Hollywood sign unveiled after major makeover

Hollywood sign unveiled after major makeover

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The refurbished Hollywood sign was presented in all its freshly painted glory Tuesday after its biggest makeover in 35 years, in time for 90th birthday celebrations next year. Some 360 gallons of fresh bright white paint was applied over the last two months to the Tinseltown icon, which sits atop Mount Lee […]

05.12.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Local News ·
Filipino World War II Veterans Pin Hope on Obama

Filipino World War II Veterans Pin Hope on Obama

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Filipino veterans who were denied compensation by the United States for services rendered during the Second World War are pinning their hopes on President Barack Obama’s assurance that their concern remains a priority for the White House. The Philippine Embassy, at the same time, welcomed the recent release of a declassified US Army […]

05.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Death Toll in Louisiana Oil Platform Fire Climbs to 3 as Envoy Rejects Insinuations Filipinos Responsible for Accident

Death Toll in Louisiana Oil Platform Fire Climbs to 3 as Envoy Rejects Insinuations Filipinos Responsible for Accident

NEW ORLEANS—The death toll in the November 16 explosion and fire that hit an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico has climbed to three after authorities positively identified the body recovered on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) as that of a missing Filipino worker. The recovery and identification of the remains of Jerome Malagapo came […]

04.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·