PH Envoy Now in Louisiana to Attend to Oil Rig Victims

PH Envoy Now in Louisiana to Attend to Oil Rig Victims

NEW ORLEANS—Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. arrived here this morning to personally look into the condition of four Filipino contract workers who are being treated for the serious burns they sustained in Friday’s oil platform fire off the coast of Louisiana that also left one Filipino dead and another missing. Ambassador Cuisia joined three other […]

19.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Stay Safe While Preparing for and Celebrating the Holidays Southern California Edison Offers Tips to Avoid Injuries and Fire Hazards

Stay Safe While Preparing for and Celebrating the Holidays Southern California Edison Offers Tips to Avoid Injuries and Fire Hazards

ROSEMEAD, Calif., — As store shelves fill up with holiday lights and decorations, families and friends are preparing to celebrate the festive season. And as they get together to celebrate, Southern California Edison (SCE) has a simple message: don’t let potential fire hazards such as frayed cords and unsafe conditions like broken lights ruin the festivities. “During the holiday season, it’s easy […]

19.11.2012 · Filled under: Holidays, Services ·
Felix Reginald Lopez as Demolay’s Master Councilor

Felix Reginald Lopez as Demolay’s Master Councilor

Felix Reginald Lopez was elected as Master Councilor of the Walt Disney Chapter of the Order of Demolay, together with 20 other Officers of his Chapter. They will be installed on November 10, 2012 at the Southern California Demolay Center, 303 West Lincoln Avenue, Anaheim, California. Order of Demolay is a young man’s fraternal organization, […]

19.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Search Continues for Filipino Missing in Louisiana Oil Platform Accident

Search Continues for Filipino Missing in Louisiana Oil Platform Accident

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy has not given up hope on a Filipino contract worker who remains missing more than three days after an explosion and fire in the oil production platform he was working on in the Gulf of Mexico left one other Filipino dead and four others seriously injured. “We know that it has […]

19.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
GK Founder Urges FilAms to Contribute to PH Growth

GK Founder Urges FilAms to Contribute to PH Growth

Washington, DC.  – To end poverty for 5 million poor families by 2024.  This is the vision of Gawad Kalinga (GK), whose founder Tony Meloto spoke at a reception yesterday at the Philippine Embassy hosted by GK U.S.A. National Capital Region Director Ben Dichoso and Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Cuisia. The friendship […]

19.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
James Blanco, wife move on after ‘mistake’

James Blanco, wife move on after ‘mistake’

MANILA, Nov 12 (Mabuhay) — Actor James Blanco on Wednesday admitted he once committed a sin against his wife but that they were able to move on from that episode. “Mayroon ka kasing pagkakamali na baluktot talaga at mahirap iwasan. Hindi mo pwedeng isisi sa babae yon, sarili mo yon, naging mahina ka sa ganoong […]

14.11.2012 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Sean Penn eyeing lead role in film noir inspired by French novel

Sean Penn eyeing lead role in film noir inspired by French novel

(Relaxnews) – Penn is reportedly interested in the lead role for action flick Prone Gunman, reveals The Hollywood Reporter. The movie will be based on the novel of the same name by French author Jean-Patrick Manchette. The movie, produced by Joel Silver (Matrix, Sherlock Holmes), will revolve around assassin Martin Terrier’s retirement plans, which are threatened by […]

14.11.2012 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Call for Papers — Critical Histories of Activism: Indonesia’s New Order and its Legacies

Call for Papers — Critical Histories of Activism: Indonesia’s New Order and its Legacies

UCLA Indonesian Studies Conference  April 13-14, 2013, UCLA, Los Angeles, California Conveners: Jeffrey Hadler and Nancy Peluso (University of California, Berkeley) This conference will give scholars and activists an opportunity to reassess the emergence or resurgence of new forms of activism and protest during the New Order period in Indonesia. In the face of state […]

14.11.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
CONSULAR OUTREACH IN NATIONAL CITY, CA, 1 – 2 December 2012

CONSULAR OUTREACH IN NATIONAL CITY, CA, 1 – 2 December 2012

Los Angeles, 6 November 2012 – A team from the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles will conduct a Consular Outreach Program in National City, California on 1 – 2 December 2012. The consular outreach program is being undertaken in cooperation with the Council of the Philippine American Organizations of San Diego County, Inc. (COPAO). The […]

14.11.2012 · Filled under: Services ·
CONSULAR OUTREACH IN RIO RANCHO, NEW MEXICO, 8 – 9 December 2012

CONSULAR OUTREACH IN RIO RANCHO, NEW MEXICO, 8 – 9 December 2012

Los Angeles, 5 November 2012 – A team from the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles will conduct a Consular Outreach Program in Rio Rancho, New Mexico on 8 – 9 December 2012.  The consular outreach program is being undertaken in cooperation with the Filipino American Foundation of New Mexico (FAFNM).  The following consular services will […]

14.11.2012 · Filled under: Services ·
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION AND CONTROL WEEK 11 – 17 November 2012

DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION AND CONTROL WEEK 11 – 17 November 2012

Los Angeles, 7 November 2012 – The Philippines, led by the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB), is observing Drug Abuse Prevention and Control (DAPC) Week from 11 to 17 November 2012.  The theme of this year’s observance is HEALTH: “Kalusugan ay KayamananDroga Ay Iwasan.”  The promotion of a healthy lifestyle is one of the priorities under the government’s comprehensive policy on drug prevention and control. […]

13.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
FIL-AM COMMUNITY LEADERS WELCOME  CONSUL GENERAL BARBER-DE LA VEGA

FIL-AM COMMUNITY LEADERS WELCOME CONSUL GENERAL BARBER-DE LA VEGA

Los Angeles, 7 November 2012 – In a reception held on 6 November 2012 at the Rizal Hall of the Philippine Consulate General, leaders of the Filipino-American community welcomed the Honorable Maria Hellen M. Barber-De La Vega as the new Consul General in Los Angeles. During her remarks, Consul General Barber-De La Vega thanked the audience for […]

13.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Philippines Welcomes Reelection of President Obama

Philippines Welcomes Reelection of President Obama

WASHINGTON, DC—The Philippines welcomed the outcome of the presidential elections in the United States with no less than President Benigno S. Aquino III saying he is looking forward to continuing working with reelected President Barack Obama in further strengthening Manila’s relations with Washington. “I am confident that in your second term, you will continue to […]

13.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Rolling Stones tour adds New York concert

Rolling Stones tour adds New York concert

(NEW YORK-AFP) – The Rolling Stones have added a concert to their 50th anniversary tour with a gig at New York’s Barclays Center on December 8, the facility announced. Barclays, a brand new arena that hosts NBA basketball team the Brooklyn Nets, will feature the Stones following their sold-out concerts in London’s 02 Arena on […]

13.11.2012 · Filled under: International Stars, Music ·
Celebrating the Sandwich

Celebrating the Sandwich

The Banana, PB and Honey Spiced Peanut Butter The Pilgrim The Pastrami Reuben The Avocado CLT Goat Cheese Mousse Green Goddess Spread (Family Features) Sandwiches are a delicious, easy and affordable way to enjoy a healthy meal any time of day. From satisfying meat-and-cheese combos, to sandwiches piled high with savory vegetables, to the many […]

13.11.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes ·
Cayetano wants Senate to vote on RH Bill

Cayetano wants Senate to vote on RH Bill

MANILA, Nov 12 (Mabuhay) – Both sides of the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill debate are poised for another showdown this week at the House of Representatives. RH proponents hope to get the House leadership to force a vote on several amendments that were recently proposed in a compromise version. One of the authors of the […]

13.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino discusses labor, trade with Canadian PM Harper

Aquino discusses labor, trade with Canadian PM Harper

MANILA, Nov 10 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III said he has discussed several issues during his meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper such as labor cooperation, Mindanao development and trade and investment. In his statement during the joint press conference, President Aquino said that given the large number of overseas Filipinos migrant […]

13.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL, Canada sign MOU on defense cooperation

PHL, Canada sign MOU on defense cooperation

MANILA, Nov 10 (Mabuhay) – The Philippines and Canada signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on defense cooperation Saturday during the visit of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to the Philippines. President Benigno S. Aquino III and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on Government-to-Government Transaction in Defense […]

13.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL, Canada ink defense procurement deal

PHL, Canada ink defense procurement deal

MANILA, Nov 10, 2012 (AFP) – Canada and the Philippines signed a deal Saturday to help Manila buy military equipment to defend its territory, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Filipino President Benigno Aquino said. The Philippine defense department and state-run Canadian Commercial Corp. signed the agreement as Harper met Aquino at Malacañang Palace in […]

13.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·