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 ·
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 ·