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 ·
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 […]