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 ·
PH Seeks Increased Trade with Virginia

PH Seeks Increased Trade with Virginia

VIRGINIA BEACH—The Philippines is urging officials of the Commonwealth of Virginia to send business delegations to Manila and explore trade and investment opportunities in what is touted to be Asia’s new tiger economy. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia Jr. made the pitch during his meeting with Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Jim Cheng, State Delegate […]

04.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
2 Filipino Burn Victims Now Out of Critical List

2 Filipino Burn Victims Now Out of Critical List

BATON ROUGE—Eva Dominguez knew her husband Renato, one of three Filipino offshore oil workers seriously burned in the November 16 Gulf of Mexico fire, has made it out of the critical list when the 52-year-old pipefitter asked her for a kiss the other day. “When Rey gestured that he wanted a kiss, I knew the […]

03.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
REMEMBERING THE MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE VICTIMS

REMEMBERING THE MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE VICTIMS

Los Angeles, 23 November 2012 – The Filipino American Press Club of California (FAPCC) and the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines-U.S. Chapter (NUJP-US Chapter) invited officials from the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles to a forum to remember the victims of the infamous 23 November 2009 Maguindanao Massacre, where 32 of the 58 victims […]

26.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
PH Ambassador Calls on Rizal Youth Awardees to Lead Purposeful Lives

PH Ambassador Calls on Rizal Youth Awardees to Lead Purposeful Lives

WASHINGTON, DC. – Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. called on forty-three outstanding Filipino American students to use their talents and take part in activities that promote the interests of their communities and the Philippines.  This was among the challenges posed by the Ambassador in his remarks during the 2012 Dr. Jose Rizal Youth Awards held […]

21.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Applications for Teach for the Philippines Initiative to Close on December 2

Applications for Teach for the Philippines Initiative to Close on December 2

WASHINGTON, DC.  The deadline for the submission of applications for the Top Ten pioneers who will commit to two years of teaching in under-resourced schools in the Philippines is just two weeks away. Two participants of the Filipino American Youth Leadership Program (FAYLP) – Angela Lagdameo and Michael Vea – are leading the search for […]

21.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
3 Filipinos in Louisiana Oil Platform Fire Still in Guarded Condition

3 Filipinos in Louisiana Oil Platform Fire Still in Guarded Condition

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana—Three of four Filipinos who were seriously burned in the explosion and fire that struck the offshore oil platform they were working on in the Gulf of Mexico remain in guarded condition four days after the incident left one Filipino dead and another still missing. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. made the disclosure […]

21.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
CONSUL GENERAL BARBER DE LA VEGA ATTENDS THE OPENING OF ISLAND PACIFIC SUPERMARKET IN RANCHO CUCAMONGA

CONSUL GENERAL BARBER DE LA VEGA ATTENDS THE OPENING OF ISLAND PACIFIC SUPERMARKET IN RANCHO CUCAMONGA

Los Angeles, 19 November 2012 – Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega attended the blessing and ribbon cutting ceremony of Island Pacific Supermarket, Rancho Cucamonga Branch held on 16 November 2012. In her message, the Consul General said that she considers the opening of the Rancho Cucamonga branch a milestone as this is the first […]

19.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
“I Am Alive and in Good Health,” Filipino Injured in Louisiana Oil Rig Fire Wants Kin in PH to Know

“I Am Alive and in Good Health,” Filipino Injured in Louisiana Oil Rig Fire Wants Kin in PH to Know

WASHINGTON, D.C.—“To my relatives, to my family, and to my country, I am alive and in good health. I am burned, but my heart and lungs are healthy.” This was what Wilberto Ilagan, one of four Filipino workers being treated for serious burns they sustained in last Friday’s oil platform explosion and fire in the […]

19.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
PH Envoy Now in Louisiana to Attend to Oil Rig Victims

PH Envoy Now in Louisiana to Attend to Oil Rig Victims

NEW ORLEANS—Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. arrived here this morning to personally look into the condition of four Filipino contract workers who are being treated for the serious burns they sustained in Friday’s oil platform fire off the coast of Louisiana that also left one Filipino dead and another missing. Ambassador Cuisia joined three other […]

19.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Felix Reginald Lopez as Demolay’s Master Councilor

Felix Reginald Lopez as Demolay’s Master Councilor

Felix Reginald Lopez was elected as Master Councilor of the Walt Disney Chapter of the Order of Demolay, together with 20 other Officers of his Chapter. They will be installed on November 10, 2012 at the Southern California Demolay Center, 303 West Lincoln Avenue, Anaheim, California. Order of Demolay is a young man’s fraternal organization, […]

19.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Search Continues for Filipino Missing in Louisiana Oil Platform Accident

Search Continues for Filipino Missing in Louisiana Oil Platform Accident

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy has not given up hope on a Filipino contract worker who remains missing more than three days after an explosion and fire in the oil production platform he was working on in the Gulf of Mexico left one other Filipino dead and four others seriously injured. “We know that it has […]

19.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
GK Founder Urges FilAms to Contribute to PH Growth

GK Founder Urges FilAms to Contribute to PH Growth

Washington, DC.  – To end poverty for 5 million poor families by 2024.  This is the vision of Gawad Kalinga (GK), whose founder Tony Meloto spoke at a reception yesterday at the Philippine Embassy hosted by GK U.S.A. National Capital Region Director Ben Dichoso and Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Cuisia. The friendship […]

19.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION AND CONTROL WEEK 11 – 17 November 2012

DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION AND CONTROL WEEK 11 – 17 November 2012

Los Angeles, 7 November 2012 – The Philippines, led by the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB), is observing Drug Abuse Prevention and Control (DAPC) Week from 11 to 17 November 2012.  The theme of this year’s observance is HEALTH: “Kalusugan ay KayamananDroga Ay Iwasan.”  The promotion of a healthy lifestyle is one of the priorities under the government’s comprehensive policy on drug prevention and control. […]

13.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
FIL-AM COMMUNITY LEADERS WELCOME  CONSUL GENERAL BARBER-DE LA VEGA

FIL-AM COMMUNITY LEADERS WELCOME CONSUL GENERAL BARBER-DE LA VEGA

Los Angeles, 7 November 2012 – In a reception held on 6 November 2012 at the Rizal Hall of the Philippine Consulate General, leaders of the Filipino-American community welcomed the Honorable Maria Hellen M. Barber-De La Vega as the new Consul General in Los Angeles. During her remarks, Consul General Barber-De La Vega thanked the audience for […]

13.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Philippines Welcomes Reelection of President Obama

Philippines Welcomes Reelection of President Obama

WASHINGTON, DC—The Philippines welcomed the outcome of the presidential elections in the United States with no less than President Benigno S. Aquino III saying he is looking forward to continuing working with reelected President Barack Obama in further strengthening Manila’s relations with Washington. “I am confident that in your second term, you will continue to […]

13.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
APO HONORS TEN OUTSTANDING STUDENTS IN GREATER L.A.

APO HONORS TEN OUTSTANDING STUDENTS IN GREATER L.A.

Los Angeles – It was another awe-inspiring banquet honoring The Outstanding Filipino-American Senior Students (TOFASS) from various high schools in Greater  Los Angeles for 2012 held recently at the CBS Studios Center in Studio City. The five male and five female awardees received their plaques of recognition  and supplemental scholarship grants of $1,000 each from […]

12.11.2012 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
PH Welcomes Election Victory of 18 FilAm Candidates

PH Welcomes Election Victory of 18 FilAm Candidates

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy today welcomed the election of 18 Filipino-Americans, saying their successful bids for various elective positions in the United States bring pride and honor not just to their fellow Filipino-Americans but to the entire Filipino race. In a statement, Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., congratulated the winning candidates in Monday’s national, state […]

12.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
PH Embassy Pays Tribute to Filipino-American Veterans

PH Embassy Pays Tribute to Filipino-American Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy today paid tribute to Filipino and American veterans, especially those who saw action during the Second World War, saying that without their heroism, the Filipino people will not be enjoying the freedoms they are enjoying today. “Today, we remember the heroism of countless Filipinos and Americans who answered the call to […]

12.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·