Fil-Ams honor end of  Buwan ng Wika, Magsaysay’s birthday

Fil-Ams honor end of Buwan ng Wika, Magsaysay’s birthday

By Abner Galino At the Historic Filipinotown (HFT) in Los Angeles, this year’s Buwan ng Wika did not lapse so silently. Thanks to some kindred souls who, at the close of the month of August, managed to put up a modest presentation that highlighted the significance of the BuwanngWika even among expatriates. At the start […]

10.09.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Jones Law Centennial Dinner celebrates momentous step towards PHL Independence

Jones Law Centennial Dinner celebrates momentous step towards PHL Independence

WASHINGTON, DC –  “Yesterday was a milestone in the history of the Philippines as a nation, and of Filipinos as a people. And we are gathered to commemorate a historic and momentous dinner that took place in this city, at a hotel not too far from here, one hundred years ago last night.” Thus were the […]

07.09.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
City of Carson to kick-off adult and youth job fair Sept. 8

City of Carson to kick-off adult and youth job fair Sept. 8

The City of Carson will be hosting a job fair on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at the Scottsdale Community Room located at 23400 S. Avalon Blvd. in the City of Carson from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  The job fair is open to Carson residents as well as non-residents. Eligible individuals will get an in-depth […]

04.09.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News, Services ·
Campaign Promoting Benefits Of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Campaign Promoting Benefits Of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Eligible immigrants strongly urged to take the first step now to have a chance of becoming a U.S. citizen before November election   Over 300,000 Asian immigrants in L.A. County currently eligible to naturalize and become a U.S. Citizen LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), in close partnership with community-based organizations and […]

03.09.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Offers, Services ·
Philippine Heritage Institute Inc., sponsors Annual Youth Congress

Philippine Heritage Institute Inc., sponsors Annual Youth Congress

In honor of former Philippine Heritage Institute International’s (PHII) founder, Naomi Palma-Armada, the Annual Youth Congress was held last Saturday, August 27th at the Rosemead Community Center. This event is held annually to keep Naomi’s legacy and to “rekindle interest in the youth movement and its role in nation-building.” As a foundation, PHII’s mission is to: […]

01.09.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
UCLA Pilipino Alumni welcomes new students

UCLA Pilipino Alumni welcomes new students

Last August 20, at Cerritos Heritage Park, the University of California,Los Angeles (UCLA) Pilipino Alumni Association(PAA) proudly welcomed new Pilipino UCLA students by hosting an event that served as a networking opportunity for students, parents, and alumni. Students and parents spoke with alumni about what to expect during their first year at UCLA. Alumni offered […]

31.08.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Washington FilCom marks Philippine History Month, fetes community pioneer

Washington FilCom marks Philippine History Month, fetes community pioneer

WASHINGTON, DC – Members of the Filipino-American community in the Metro DC area came together on 25 August 2016 at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy to fete Ms. Evangeline “Vangie” Paredes, who turns 100 years old this year. Ms. Paredes is a former secretary of President Manuel Quezon and has been a prominent member of […]

29.08.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
St. Lorenzo Ruiz Parish to celebrate Silver Jubilee Sept 17

St. Lorenzo Ruiz Parish to celebrate Silver Jubilee Sept 17

The month of September promises to be an exciting time for St. Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic Parish Community, presenting two memorable nights of celebration, to commemorate their 25th Silver Jubilee as a parish. On September 17, they will present a musical play entitled Lorenzo Ruiz: the First Filipino Saint. This play will star Mat Ranillo III, a Filipino […]

28.08.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News, Music ·
Campaign Promoting Benefits Of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Campaign Promoting Benefits Of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Eligible immigrants strongly urged to take the first step now to have a chance of becoming a U.S. citizen before November election   Over 300,000 Asian immigrants in L.A. County currently eligible to naturalize and become a U.S. Citizen LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), in close partnership with community-based organizations and […]

27.08.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Offers, Services ·
Lynda A. N. Reyes exhibits in two LA venues

Lynda A. N. Reyes exhibits in two LA venues

Fil-Am artist, Lynda A. N. Reyes is currently participating in two art exhibits in Los Angeles. Her oil painting “Blue vs. Pink” is currently on view at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) in Barnsdall Park until September 18, 2016. The gallery is located at 4800 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California 90027. The Open Call exhibit is […]

24.08.2016 · Filled under: Art, Happenings, Local News ·
Campaign Promoting Benefits Of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Campaign Promoting Benefits Of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Eligible immigrants strongly urged to take the first step now to have a chance of becoming a U.S. citizen before November election   Over 300,000 Asian immigrants in L.A. County currently eligible to naturalize and become a U.S. Citizen LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), in close partnership with community-based organizations and […]

20.08.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Offers, Services ·
Mama Sita commemorative stamps added to US Postal Museum collection

Mama Sita commemorative stamps added to US Postal Museum collection

WASHINGTON, DC – The Mama Sita Foundation officially handed over a donation of Mama Sita commemorative stamps to the Smithsonian National Postal Museum during a simple turnover ceremony held at the museum lobby on 15 August 2016. The late Teresita “Mama Sita” Reyes was an iconic figure in Philippine culinary arts history, pioneering the use of mixes and seasonings that accompany […]

18.08.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Calidad Humana celebrates the Filipino spirit in DC

Calidad Humana celebrates the Filipino spirit in DC

WASHINGTON, DC – Delegates and participants of the 2016 International Young Leaders Assembly (IYLA) gathered at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy for a special reception and photo exhibit of the book, Calidad Humana: Sharing the Filipino Spirit in the evening of 10 August 2016. Calidad Humana or human compassion, defined as a positive and wholesome attitude towards others […]

15.08.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Campaign Promoting Benefits Of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Campaign Promoting Benefits Of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Eligible immigrants strongly urged to take the first step now to have a chance of becoming a U.S. citizen before November election   Over 300,000 Asian immigrants in L.A. County currently eligible to naturalize and become a U.S. Citizen LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), in close partnership with community-based organizations and […]

13.08.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Promotions, Services ·
CalCPA gives advice on battling tax identity theft

CalCPA gives advice on battling tax identity theft

Many people are aware of the dangers of identity theft but may not realize how quickly it is growing or the numerous areas in which it can occur. Did you know, for example, that identity theft reports to the Federal Trade Commission jumped by nearly 50 percent in 2015, to almost half a million claims? […]

11.08.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
14th Historic Filipinotown Festival, Saturday, August 06, 2016

14th Historic Filipinotown Festival, Saturday, August 06, 2016

Los Angeles- Let’s all come and celebrate. A TASTE OF BICOL at the 14th Historic Filipinotown Festival at the Silver Lake Medical Center (SLMC) on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 6;00 PM. This year, the motif of the 14th Historic Filipinotown Festival will be A TASTE OF BICOL in honor of the Bicol Region, its food […]

03.08.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Veterans’ rights and welfare highlighted in Embassy Talakayan

Veterans’ rights and welfare highlighted in Embassy Talakayan

WASHINGTON, DC – Filipino-American community members and veterans’ rights advocates gathered on 28 July 2016 at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy for a Talakayan on the Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Program. In July 2015, the White House released the report “Modernizing and Streamlining Our Legal Immigration System for the 21st Century” that announced the parole […]

02.08.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
DACA remains valid as Asians urged to avail immigration relief

DACA remains valid as Asians urged to avail immigration relief

By Abner Galino Contrary to popular impression, President Barack Obama’s executive action in 2012 to shield from deportation undocumented persons who came to the US when they were children, otherwise known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA, remains in effect despite a recent unfavorable decision by the US Supreme Court on the […]

01.08.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
FYLPRO holds info session in DC

FYLPRO holds info session in DC

WASHINGTON, DC – FYLPRO alums Melissa Medina and RJ Diokno led the information session on the 5th FYLPRO Immersion Program on 26 July 2016 at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy. Every year since its establishment in 2012 by former Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., the Filipino-American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPRO) brought […]

31.07.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Fil-Am nurse educator receives Master Teacher Award and selected as an item-writer for NCLEX

Fil-Am nurse educator receives Master Teacher Award and selected as an item-writer for NCLEX

Donald Laurino, MSN,CCRN,CMSRN,PHN,RN-BC, a Filipino-American nurse educator, was recently selected as the honorable mention recipient of Elsevier Master Teacher Award 2016. His nomination reflects the commitment he has shown not only to bettering students’ lives, but also to improving the quality of health care provided to patients.  His selection for honorable mention places him among […]

30.07.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·