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 ·
Del Rosario Underscores Need for Rules-Based Approach to Resolve West Philippine Sea Issue

Del Rosario Underscores Need for Rules-Based Approach to Resolve West Philippine Sea Issue

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario today again underscored the need for a rules-based approach in resolving the territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea, saying this is the only legitimate and viable way to address the issue. “The West Philippine Sea remains a focus of concern for the Philippines, for the region […]

28.09.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
‘We Have Nothing to Hide,’ De Lima Tells US-based Human Rights NGOs

‘We Have Nothing to Hide,’ De Lima Tells US-based Human Rights NGOs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Saying the Philippines has nothing to hide, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima today met with human rights watchdogs in the United States and assured them that the Aquino Government is taking concrete steps to address cases of extra judicial killings and other human rights violations brought to its attention. In its report to […]

26.09.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
US space shuttle lands in LA after final flight

US space shuttle lands in LA after final flight

By Michael Thurston LOS ANGELES, Sept 21, 2012 (AFP) – The US space shuttle Endeavour took its final flight Friday, making a spectacular series of flypasts over California before landing in Los Angeles where it will retire near its birthplace. Riding piggyback on a specially fitted Boeing 747, the shuttle flew over San Francisco’s Golden […]

24.09.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Cuisia Leads PH Diplomats in Throwing Support behind Secretary Del Rosario

Cuisia Leads PH Diplomats in Throwing Support behind Secretary Del Rosario

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Philippine Embassy today issued the following statement from Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. expressing his support to Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. Del Rosario: “In recent days, various statements have come out in Manila regarding the diplomacy being undertaken in this very critical time in our international relations. “I firmly support the principled […]

24.09.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
US Solons Satisfied with PH Efforts to Address Human Rights Concerns

US Solons Satisfied with PH Efforts to Address Human Rights Concerns

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Leading members of the United States House of Representatives are satisfied with the efforts being undertaken by President Aquino to address concerns that were earlier raised at Capitol Hill over the human rights situation in the Philippines. The Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. said American legislators led by Kentucky Rep. Harold Rogers, Chair […]

24.09.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Photo Releases – Havelock, North Carolina Consular Outreach

Photo Releases – Havelock, North Carolina Consular Outreach

Members of the Filipino-American Community in Havelock, North Carolina, are attended to by a consular team from the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C., which conducted its 11th outreach mission there on 15 September 2012. The team, headed by Consul Arlene Magno, processed passport renewals, reports of marriage, dual citizenship applications and overseas absentee voting registrations […]

22.09.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Filipino Director Solito to Attend DC Screening of Busong

Filipino Director Solito to Attend DC Screening of Busong

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Internationally-acclaimed and award-winning Filipino director Auraeus Solito will be in Washington, D.C. for the screening of Busong at the National Geographic All Roads Film Festival on September 27, the Philippine Embassy said. In a press release, the Philippine Embassy reiterated its invitation to the Filipino-American community to watch the film and interact with Solito after its […]

22.09.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Local News ·
VISIT OF ALBAY GOVERNOR

VISIT OF ALBAY GOVERNOR

Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. receives Albay Governor Jose S. Salceda during a courtesy call at the Philippine Embassy on 19 September 2012. Governor Salceda was in Washington D.C. for the three-day meeting of the Green Climate Fund where he sits as Board Member. The Green Climate Fund was created in the Copenhagen Conference of […]

21.09.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Fil-Am nominated judge in Guam Superior Court

Fil-Am nominated judge in Guam Superior Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Filipina-American lawyer has been nominated as judge in the Superior Court of Guam, making her the first American of Filipino descent to be considered for the said position, the Philippine Embassy announced Wednesday. In a press release, the Philippine Embassy said it was informed by the Philippine Consulate General in Agana […]

21.09.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
LOS ANGELES COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS  BIDS FAREWELL TO CONSUL GENERAL ARAGON

LOS ANGELES COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS BIDS FAREWELL TO CONSUL GENERAL ARAGON

    Los Angeles, 18 September 2012 – To bid farewell to Consul General Mary Jo Bernardo Aragon, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors presented her with a plaque in recognition of her dedicated leadership in strengthening the ties between the Philippines and the people of Southern California, Southern Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and […]

19.09.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·