Johns Hopkins sympo reflects on PHL in 2016 and beyond

Johns Hopkins sympo reflects on PHL in 2016 and beyond

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Esteemed members of the government, private sector, and the academe gathered at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) for a symposium entitled “Philippines 2016: Governance, Growth, Development and Security” on 28 April 2016. Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, in his keynote address, described the Philippines’ path […]

30.04.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Health & Fitness, Local News ·
May is ‘California Lupus Awareness Month’

May is ‘California Lupus Awareness Month’

(Sacramento) – Senator Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) yesterday presented Senate Resolution 65, which designates May as “California Lupus Awareness Month.” Senate Resolution 65 passed with a 36-0 vote, receiving overwhelming, bipartisan support. The measure seeks to bring greater awareness, understanding and insight to the devastating effects of Lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation […]

29.04.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News ·
New report reveals booming Asian American older adult population in Los Angeles

New report reveals booming Asian American older adult population in Los Angeles

Census data show aging community’s growing needs and challenges, including poverty, language barriers, and health LOS ANGELES,  – The face of Los Angeles County’s older adult population is changing. According to a new report released today by AARP and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, Asian Americans are among the fastest-growing 50-plus populations countywide. […]

29.04.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News, Services ·
Cuisia casts his ballot, urges overseas Filipinos to vote

Cuisia casts his ballot, urges overseas Filipinos to vote

WASHINGTON D.C. – Leading by example, Philippine Ambassador to the United States, Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. cast his ballot for the 2016 Philippine National Elections at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy on 20 April 2016. Ambassador Cuisia came from a series of official engagements in Manila, Guam, Hawaii, California, and Virginia before returning to […]

24.04.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Travelling exhibit for  victimized women opens in LA

Travelling exhibit for victimized women opens in LA

By Abner Galino A MULTI-RACIAL feminist organization has opened a travelling art exhibition over the weekend in a gallery in Chinatown, Los Angeles to honor women who were victimized in the society in different ways. Titled  Recuerdo / Alaala / ذاكرة / Remembrance: Earrings of Shadow and Light, would be the “first traveling art exhibition […]

20.04.2016 · Filled under: Art, Happenings, Local News ·
Lopez, veteran immigration lawyer, dies in car accident

Lopez, veteran immigration lawyer, dies in car accident

LOS ANGELES – Filipino-American immigration lawyer Atty. Luisito L. Lopez, died on Tuesday, April 5, after a car accident while on his way to visit a client in an immigration detention facility in Eloy, Arizona. He was 76. Lopez’s eldest daughter Rose, who was driving the Honda Odyssey van, was seriously injured and is now […]

14.04.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Earn Less Than $13,870? California Rewards Low-Income Tax Filers.

Earn Less Than $13,870? California Rewards Low-Income Tax Filers.

SACRAMENTO–The Golden State’s poverty statistics are grim: Two in five people live just over the federal poverty level (FPL), and the state has the highest child poverty rate in the nation. But this year, for the first time, California’s working poor will get to keep more of their earnings in their pockets thanks to the […]

13.04.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Offers, Services ·
PHL remembers, honors Filipino WWII veterans on Day of Valor

PHL remembers, honors Filipino WWII veterans on Day of Valor

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 2016  – “Our veterans have rendered a service that has no equal, and one which we can only hope to repay by living up to the promise of a free and peaceful and civilized nation”, Charge d’affaires and Minister Patrick Chuasoto said in his opening remarks during the reception and symposium held in commemoration […]

12.04.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHL Embassy tests vote counting machines

PHL Embassy tests vote counting machines

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The final testing and sealing (FTS) of COMELEC vote counting machines (VCMs) for the 2016 Philippine National Elections was held at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy on Wednesday, 06 April 2016. Consul Katrina Borja-Martin led the FTS along with Embassy personnel who took their oaths as Special Board of Election Inspectors […]

12.04.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Church pastor, activists demand justice for Kidapawan farmers

Church pastor, activists demand justice for Kidapawan farmers

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – A Methodist Church pastor, a Latino human rights advocate and more than 50 other community activists held a rally in front of the Philippine Consulate here on Saturday to condemn the bloody dispersal of farmers seeking relief from the drought in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato. Roy Padilla, a pastor at […]

06.04.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
US-based Pinoys presented with livelihood options

US-based Pinoys presented with livelihood options

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In line with the economic diplomacy strategy of the Philippine Embassy that aims to diversify stakeholder profile in the Philippine economy, the Philippine Overseas Labor and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Offices (POLO-OWWA) in Washington, D.C. conducted the first-ever seminar on Options for Livelihood and Development for overseas Filipinos on 31 March 2016 at […]

06.04.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Finally,  a $15 an hour wage and paid sick leave for IHSS providers

Finally, a $15 an hour wage and paid sick leave for IHSS providers

BY UDWA BLOG   This blog post originally appeared on udwa.org. All across this state – from the streets of San Diego to the legislative chambers of Sacramento – home care workers have made our voices heard! For the past year we have rallied and marched alongside thousands of underpaid workers to make one thing clear: […]

03.04.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Democrats Court Fil-Am, AAPI Voters

Democrats Court Fil-Am, AAPI Voters

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – As the race for the White House heats up, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) continues to tap better ways to reach Filipino-American and other Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) voters. DNC Chief Executive Officer Amy Dacey told reporters yesterday (Wednesday in Manila) they have expanded their grassroots outreach […]

02.04.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Bonta, supporters call for accurate data collection to address health, education challenges for all API subgroups

Bonta, supporters call for accurate data collection to address health, education challenges for all API subgroups

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), author of AB 1726, the Accounting for Health and Education in Asian Pacific Islander Demographics Act (the AHEAD Act), issued the following statement after holding press conferences in Oakland and Sacramento to call for accurate data collection for all API subgroups. “Good data drives good policy,” Bonta explained.  “One way […]

31.03.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Apl. deAp gets a ‘spotlight’ at CHLA

Apl. deAp gets a ‘spotlight’ at CHLA

By Abner Galino POPULAR rapper Apl. deap has earned a “spotlight” at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) celebrity charity wall for leading a campaign against blindness among children in the Philippines. Apl. deap, whose real name is Allan Pineda Lindo, came to the CHLA at Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles on Thursday and took […]

29.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Local News, Music, Services ·
Investors agri, manufacturing, S&T examined eyed Washington

Investors agri, manufacturing, S&T examined eyed Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Secretary Virgilio De los Reyes of the Philippine Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and a panel of senior Philippine officials recently discussed the “opportunities and challenges” in Philippine agriculture, manufacturing, and science and technology, highlighting the country’s economic growth, the inclusiveness of progress, the sustainability of reforms, and the quality of the Filipino workforce. […]

25.03.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
2nd Lakambini Ng Kalayaan Cultural Pageant calls for participants

2nd Lakambini Ng Kalayaan Cultural Pageant calls for participants

Los Angeles – The Lakambini Ng Kalayaan 2016 is back in its full glory. And organizers of The Lakambini Ng Kalayaan 2016 are calling for participants to join the cultural pageant of community organizations that will take place on June 3 in Los Angeles. The winner of The Lakambini Ng Kalayaan will be the muse of the […]

18.03.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Contests, Happenings, Local News ·
PHL advances China sea dispute, other issues with US lawmakers

PHL advances China sea dispute, other issues with US lawmakers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Philippine Government officials engaged US legislators on 15-16 March 2016 to mobilize Congressional support for key Philippine advocacies in the United States. On 15 March, Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. and Acting Secretary of Justice Emmanuel L. Caparas led the Philippine delegation in separate meetings with Senator […]

18.03.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
3rd Traditional Holy Week Pabasa in Historic Filipinotown March 24-25

3rd Traditional Holy Week Pabasa in Historic Filipinotown March 24-25

Los Angeles – The FILAM International-USA, The Philippine Institute of Language, Arts and Culture (PILAC) and the Filipino American Service Group Inc (FASGI)  cordially invite everyone  to the 3rd Year of “The Pabasa” – the Filipino cultural tradition of reading The Holy Bible Reading by singing in Pilipino during the Holy Week. The Pabasa (Bible Reading […]

15.03.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Filipino community in Metro DC remembers EDSA in Embassy ‘Talakayan’

Filipino community in Metro DC remembers EDSA in Embassy ‘Talakayan’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the Filipino community in the Metro DC area swapped stories and insights into the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution in a Talakayan held on 29 February 2016 at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy. The Talakayan was jointly organized by the Embassy and the Philippine Arts, Letters and Media Council (PALM) to commemorate the […]

03.03.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·