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 ·
Larry Zabala, diplomat, journo, writes 30

Larry Zabala, diplomat, journo, writes 30

Los Angeles – Laurencio “Larry” De Venecia Zabala, Jr., 85, passed away Thursday, 21 July 2016, at 1pm in the Intensive Care Unit of the Los Angeles Community Hospital. During the 1960s, Zabala reported and wrote for the Philippine nation’s leading newspaper, the Manila Daily Bulletin, and during the 1970s and 1980s served as press attaché […]

28.07.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
VP Robredo to grace National Empowerment Conference in DC

VP Robredo to grace National Empowerment Conference in DC

U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott to give opening keynote speech Washington, D.C. – Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo has accepted NaFFAA’s invitation to attend the 12th National Empowerment Conference, which will be held next month in Valley Forge, PA, a city 25 miles north of Philadelphia. She will be the featured speaker at the gala dinner on Saturday, […]

28.07.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
DOL, OSHA, PHL Embassy forge ties to help protect Georgia workers

DOL, OSHA, PHL Embassy forge ties to help protect Georgia workers

The Embassy of the Philippines and U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have renewed its partnership to promote worker’s rights at a signing ceremony in the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Building in Atlanta. Sung Kim Chu, assistant district director, Wage and Hour Division, Atlanta, Américo Pagán, assistant regional administrator cooperative […]

26.07.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHL Museum of Natural History design celebrates nature, Science & Arts

PHL Museum of Natural History design celebrates nature, Science & Arts

WASHINGTON, DC – Art and science enthusiasts and members of the Filipino community gathered at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy on Friday, 15 July 2016, for a presentation by Architect Dominic Galicia on the creation of the new National Museum of Natural History in Manila’s Rizal Park. The Museum of Natural History will be housed in the […]

24.07.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Renowned Filipino Designer Rocky Gathercole vsits ABS-CBN Foundation’s Bantay Bata

Renowned Filipino Designer Rocky Gathercole vsits ABS-CBN Foundation’s Bantay Bata

AFI head praises designer for “Rock The Runway” fundraiser on July 28 in Avalon Hollywood HOLLYWOOD, CA  – A heartwarming lovefest ensued upon the recent visit of Rocky Gathercole, famed Filipino designer to the biggest music stars, to the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya (Family Service) Foundation, Inc. or ALKFI. The designer to celebrities like Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer […]

20.07.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Happenings, International Stars, Local News ·
Fil-Am stars in world premiere of ‘As Straw Before The Wind’

Fil-Am stars in world premiere of ‘As Straw Before The Wind’

Hollywood, CA   – As Straw Productions presents the World Premiere of As Straw Before The Wind, a new play that offers a window into the life experience of a Filipina nurse who survives the trauma of World War II, only to discover that her war is not yet over. Written by Felix Racelis, under the direction of Lesley Asistio, the […]

17.07.2016 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film, Local News ·