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 ·
Southern California Phil-US Veterans Association Anniversary Ball

Southern California Phil-US Veterans Association Anniversary Ball

Induction of Officers and announcement of Scholarship Recipients Cerritos, California.  The Southern California Philippine-US Veterans Association celebrated their 37th Anniversary on September 22, 2012 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.   In addition to celebrating their anniversary, the newly elected officers of the Phil-US Veterans Association, the Ladies Circle Auxiliary Unit and their respective Board […]

08.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
ASIAN AMERICAN VOTERS BREAK FOR OBAMA

ASIAN AMERICAN VOTERS BREAK FOR OBAMA

Asian Americans Largely Ignored by Both Parties, Voted for Obama by Huge Margin   Washington, DC—Asian Americans voted for President Barack Obama in enormous numbers this election, according to the Asian American Election Eve Poll, a joint project of the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development  (National CAPACD) and Asian American Legal Defense […]

08.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
CONSUL GENERAL BARBER-DE LA VEGA LEADS FLAG CEREMONY

CONSUL GENERAL BARBER-DE LA VEGA LEADS FLAG CEREMONY

Los Angeles, 5 November 2012 – The Honorable Maria Hellen M. Barber-De La Vega, who arrived on 30 October 2012 in Los Angeles, California to assume her post as Consul General, led the officers and staff of the Philippine Consulate General during the flag ceremony.  It was her first official introduction as the new Consul General […]

07.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Monsod Receives Baxter Award for Electoral Reforms

Monsod Receives Baxter Award for Electoral Reforms

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Former Commission on Elections Chairman Christian Monsod received this evening the prestigious Joe C. Baxter Award from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) for his role in building transparent election systems in the Philippines. In a statement, the Philippine Embassy said Chairman Monsod, who is also the founder of the Legal Network for […]

07.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
PH Consulate Leads Relief Drive for Pinoy Storm Victims in Staten Island

PH Consulate Leads Relief Drive for Pinoy Storm Victims in Staten Island

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Consulate General in New York is leading efforts to raise financial and material aid for Filipino victims of Hurricane Sandy almost a week after it unleashed its devastating fury on Staten Island. Although there were no reports of any Filipino casualties in Staten Island as a result of the hurricane’s devastating impact, […]

07.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Bayanihan Dazzles Audience in Special DC Performance

Bayanihan Dazzles Audience in Special DC Performance

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Just hours after going on stage in New York, the Bayanihan, the national dance company of the Philippines, was in Washington D.C. where it kicked off a series of performances with a special show for a group of American diplomats, servicemen and high school students on Friday. The Philippine Embassy said the Bayanihan rendered […]

05.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
RESULTS OF THE CONSULAR OUTREACH IN HOUSTON, TX

RESULTS OF THE CONSULAR OUTREACH IN HOUSTON, TX

Los Angeles, 31 October 2012 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles, led by Consul Charmaine Serna-Chua conducted a three-day consular outreach program at the West Oaks Plaza in Houston, Texas, U.S.A. on 26-28 October 2012. The consular outreach program was undertaken in cooperation with thePhilippine American Chamber of Commerce of Texas (PACC Texas) under the […]

05.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Philippine Food Companies Participate in Kosherfest 2012

Philippine Food Companies Participate in Kosherfest 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Philippine food companies will be participating for the first time in Kosherfest 2012—the world’s largest kosher-certified products trade show to be held next week in New Jersey. The Philippine Embassy said five Philippine companies will make their debut in the event which serves as the annual meeting for place for the industry’s top […]

05.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·