OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF ABS-CBN INTERNATIONAL ON ABS-CBN STARKARGO’S INCLUSION IN DTI’s ADVISORY ON “BLACKLISTED FORWARDERS”

OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF ABS-CBN INTERNATIONAL ON ABS-CBN STARKARGO’S INCLUSION IN DTI’s ADVISORY ON “BLACKLISTED FORWARDERS”

(Redwood City, October 23, 2012)  ABS-CBN International categorically takes exception to the inclusion of ABS-CBN StarKargo among the “blacklisted foreign principals and consolidators abroad due to reports of undelivered packages and other violations under Philippine Shippers Bureau (“PSB”) Administrative Order No. 6 series or the Revised Rules on Freight Forwarding” (the ” PSB Order”) as […]

01.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Hollywood icon gets biggest makeover for 35 years

Hollywood icon gets biggest makeover for 35 years

LOS ANGELES, Oct 26, 2012 (AFP) – The iconic Hollywood sign overlooking Tinseltown is getting its biggest renovation for 35 years, ahead of its 90th birthday next year. Workers are using window-cleaner style platforms as they strip down the 50-foot (15-meter) tall letters, powerwash the corrugated iron and apply nearly 400 gallons of fresh paint, […]

30.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Monsod to Receive US Award for Electoral Reforms in PH

Monsod to Receive US Award for Electoral Reforms in PH

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Former Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Christian Monsod will receive the prestigious Joe C. Baxter Award from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) for reshaping electoral administration in the Philippines. In a statement, the Philippine Embassy said Monsod, who is also the founder of the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) and a […]

29.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Pentagon Awards $1.8M Contract for Weapons System of BRP Ramon Alcaraz

Pentagon Awards $1.8M Contract for Weapons System of BRP Ramon Alcaraz

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Pentagon has awarded a $1.8 million contract for the purchase of modern weapons systems that would be installed in the BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF16), the second high-endurance cutter that the Philippines recently acquired from the United States. The Philippine Embassy said the purchase and installation of two Mk38 Mod 2 autocanon systems for […]

29.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Obama urges Congress to pass ‘no-brainer’ mortgage relief

Obama urges Congress to pass ‘no-brainer’ mortgage relief

WASHINGTON, Oct 20, 2012 (AFP) – US President Barack Obama urged Congress Saturday to pass a mortgage plan to help troubled homeowners refinance their loans and save $3,000 a year. “It’s a plan that we know will work,” the president said in his weekly radio and Internet address. “It has the support of independent, non-partisan […]

24.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
White House Acts on Denied Claims of Filipino WWII Veterans

White House Acts on Denied Claims of Filipino WWII Veterans

WASHINGTON, DC—Responding to the strong representations made by the Philippine Government and the Filipino-American Community, the White House announced today it is taking a second look into the plight of more than 24,000 aging Filipino veterans who believe that their applications for compensation for services rendered during the Second World War were unfairly denied. The […]

23.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·