E-Passport Appointment Schedule for Consular Outreach in Buford, Georgia Closed

E-Passport Appointment Schedule for Consular Outreach in Buford, Georgia Closed

The Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. wishes to announce that the appointment schedule for electronic-Passport applications at the Consular Outreach Mission to be held in Buford, Georgia on 03 November 2012 has been closed. The Embassy can no longer accept requests for appointment as it has already reached the maximum number of passport applicants it […]

22.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
CRISIS MANAGEMENT

CRISIS MANAGEMENT

Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay Jr. receives from Director James Combs of the Antiterrorism Assistance Program of the Department of State his certificate of participation in the Senior Crisis Management Seminar sponsored by the Office of Anti-Terrorism Assistance of the United States Department of State at the conclusion of their week-long training in Virginia on 12 […]

17.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, Los Angeles Unified School District  Join Forces to Prevent Youth Suicide & Fight Bullying

L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, Los Angeles Unified School District Join Forces to Prevent Youth Suicide & Fight Bullying

LOS ANGELES, October 17, 2012–The world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization and the nation’s second-largest school district have joined forces to prevent youth suicides, combat bullying, and make life better for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students. At a press conference today, the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and the Los […]

17.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
L.A. CITY COUNCIL PROCLAIMS OCTOBER 2012 AS FILIPINO-AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

L.A. CITY COUNCIL PROCLAIMS OCTOBER 2012 AS FILIPINO-AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

Los Angeles, 12 October 2012 – The Los Angeles City Council, led by Council members Jose Huizar and Eric Garcetti, honored the Filipino American community in Los Angeles by presenting a Resolution proclaiming October 2012 as Filipino-American History Month.  Members of the City Council praised the Filipino-American community for its achievements, contributions and the 425 years of historical presence in the […]

15.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Cuisia Urges FilAms to Beat Deadline for OAV Registration

Cuisia Urges FilAms to Beat Deadline for OAV Registration

WASHINGTON, D.C.—With less than three weeks to go before the deadline for the registration of overseas absentee voters, the Philippine Embassy and Consulates General in the United States are working double time to get as many qualified Filipinos as possible to participate in next year’s elections in the Philippines. In a statement, Ambassador Jose L. […]

15.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHP187.5 million in Donations and Assistance Raised for Flood Victims

PHP187.5 million in Donations and Assistance Raised for Flood Victims

The Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. wishes to express its gratitude to individuals and organizations that provided support and assistance to victims of the heavy rains brought by the southwest monsoon (Habagat) and enhanced by Tropical Storm Haikui, which resulted in massive flooding in Central and South Luzon over a period of 24 hours last […]

11.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
In boost to campaign, Obama takes in $181 million

In boost to campaign, Obama takes in $181 million

By Stephen Collinson WASHINGTON, Oct 6, 2012 (AFP) – President Barack Obama raised $181 million in September, his campaign said Saturday, in a huge boost for his re-election bid following a limp debate performance against White House rival Mitt Romney. The haul was Obama’s biggest monthly cash take of the 2012 race, and was revealed […]

10.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
OUTSTANDING FIL-AM SENIOR HIGH STUDENTS  HONORED OCT. 13

OUTSTANDING FIL-AM SENIOR HIGH STUDENTS HONORED OCT. 13

Los Angeles – Ten Outstanding Filipino-American Senior Students (TOFASS)from various high schools in Greater  Los Angeles have been selected by a five panel judges for 2012.This was announced by Tony N. Amon, overall  chair of the TOFASS Search and Dan E. Nino, chair of the Screening Committee and Media Relations, APOGLA President Emma Rubina-Galang and […]

10.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
SpaceX craft on way to ISS in first supply run

SpaceX craft on way to ISS in first supply run

By Naomi Seck WASHINGTON, Oct 08, 2012 (AFP) – A cargo-laden capsule on Monday was on its way to the International Space Station on NASA’s first privately-run supply mission after a successful blast-off atop SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. The capsule named Dragon reached orbit and spread its two wing-like solar antennas 10 minutes after the […]

09.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Los Angeles City Hall honors Randy Gener with 2012 Fil-Am Heritage Achievement Award  in Arts/Literature and Media

Los Angeles City Hall honors Randy Gener with 2012 Fil-Am Heritage Achievement Award in Arts/Literature and Media

FANHS Metro NY recently presented Gener with 2012 Outstanding Artist Award LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK CITY – Randy Gener,  the New York-based editor, writer and artist, joins the country’s first-ever recipients of the 2012 Filipino-American Heritage Achievement Awards.  This national U.S. recognition honors Filipino Americans who, in the estimation of the Los Angeles Filipino Association of […]

09.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Filipino, other Santa Monica High School students send experiments into space

Filipino, other Santa Monica High School students send experiments into space

Note: Young Filipino Student is part of the team that was chosen to send an Experiment to Int’l Space Station carried by the Historic Space X launch Sunday Night. Francis Luke Abastillas, 14 years old of Santa Monica, California who moved here in the U.S. with his parents 6 years ago, is part of a few […]

09.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Cuisia: De Lima Mission Conveyed Message PH Sincere in Efforts vs EJKs

Cuisia: De Lima Mission Conveyed Message PH Sincere in Efforts vs EJKs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Philippine Embassy has described the recent visit to the United States of Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima as a success, saying legislators and human rights watchdogs she met with were convinced that the Aquino Government is sincere in its efforts to address their concerns over extra-judicial killings and other human rights […]

08.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·

CHECK YOUR NUMBER – Q&A

What is the Check Your Number Campaign? Check Your Number is the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery’s (CalRecycle) new education campaign to encourage Californians to do their part to help the environment by simply looking up the recommended oil change intervals and changing their habits accordingly.   Most drivers rely on the old […]

08.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News, Motoring ·
Car Owners to Re-evaluate Oil Change Habits

Car Owners to Re-evaluate Oil Change Habits

 “Check Your Number” Campaign Challenges SACRAMENTO – Should motorists change their vehicle’s oil every 3,000 miles? Not necessarily, according to the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) and its “Check Your Number” campaign to encourage drivers to rethink their current driving habits and only change the motor oil as needed. “With significant advances in […]

08.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News, Motoring ·
Wagyu – Japan’s prime beef now back in U.S.

Wagyu – Japan’s prime beef now back in U.S.

Japanese farmers need to rear them for 30 months. These Wagyus (translation: Wag-Japanese and yu-cattle) also need to possess the bloodline of the original Wagyu cows before they’ll be considered as belonging to the breed that is uniquely born and raised in Japan for them to become part of the brand. These requirements are strictly […]

08.10.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Local News ·
PHL CONSULATE DONATES BOOKS TO CARSON

PHL CONSULATE DONATES BOOKS TO CARSON

Los Angeles, 4 October 2012 – During the unveiling of the Dr. Jose P. Rizal Monument on 29 September 2012 at the International Sculpture Garden in Carson City,  Consul General Mary Jo Bernardo Aragon presented to Carson City Mayor Jim Dear books about Dr. Jose P. Rizal, the history of the Philippines and the history of […]

05.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
LOS ANGELES CITY RESOLUTION FOR CONGEN ARAGON

LOS ANGELES CITY RESOLUTION FOR CONGEN ARAGON

Los Angeles, 1 October 2012 – The Council of the City of Los Angeles presented to Consul General Mary Jo Bernardo Aragon on 28 September 2012 a Resolution commending the Consul General for her contributions and valuable, dedicated & compassionate service to the Filipino American community, the Office of the Mayor and the City Council […]

02.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
RIZAL MONUMENT UNVEILED IN CARSON

RIZAL MONUMENT UNVEILED IN CARSON

Los Angeles, 1 October 2012 – The very first full-size statue of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, Philippine National Hero, in Southern California was finally unveiled in a grand ceremony held on 29 September 2012 at the International Sculpture Garden located in Carson City, California. A poem recitation of “My Last Farewell” and the re-enactment of […]

02.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Purisima Tells Washington Confab: Sick Man of Asia on Road to Recovery

Purisima Tells Washington Confab: Sick Man of Asia on Road to Recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C.—When Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima finished his presentation on the performance of the Philippine economy at a conference here earlier this week, the predominantly American audience was convinced that the ‘sick man of Asia’ is finally on the road to recovery, the Philippine Embassy reported today. In a statement, Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, […]

01.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
De Lima Eyes High-Level Interagency Task Force on EJKs

De Lima Eyes High-Level Interagency Task Force on EJKs

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Justice Secretary Leila de Lima will recommend the creation of a high-level interagency task force that would focus on ‘cold cases’ of extra-judicial killings as part of the steps the Philippine Government will be taking to further improve the country’s human rights record, the Philippine Embassy said today. In a statement, the Philippine Embassy […]

28.09.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·