CONSUL GENERAL BARBER-DE LA VEGA LEADS FLAG CEREMONY

CONSUL GENERAL BARBER-DE LA VEGA LEADS FLAG CEREMONY

Los Angeles, 5 November 2012 – The Honorable Maria Hellen M. Barber-De La Vega, who arrived on 30 October 2012 in Los Angeles, California to assume her post as Consul General, led the officers and staff of the Philippine Consulate General during the flag ceremony.  It was her first official introduction as the new Consul General […]

07.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Monsod Receives Baxter Award for Electoral Reforms

Monsod Receives Baxter Award for Electoral Reforms

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Former Commission on Elections Chairman Christian Monsod received this evening the prestigious Joe C. Baxter Award from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) for his role in building transparent election systems in the Philippines. In a statement, the Philippine Embassy said Chairman Monsod, who is also the founder of the Legal Network for […]

07.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
PH Consulate Leads Relief Drive for Pinoy Storm Victims in Staten Island

PH Consulate Leads Relief Drive for Pinoy Storm Victims in Staten Island

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Consulate General in New York is leading efforts to raise financial and material aid for Filipino victims of Hurricane Sandy almost a week after it unleashed its devastating fury on Staten Island. Although there were no reports of any Filipino casualties in Staten Island as a result of the hurricane’s devastating impact, […]

07.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Shamcey, boyfriend to wed in 2013

Shamcey, boyfriend to wed in 2013

Exchanging vows may soon be on the horizon for Shamcey Supsup and her long-time boyfriend, the Miss Universe 2011 runner-up shared. Explaining that she and boyfriend Lloyd Lee are now “planning” the affair, Supsup added, however, that no definite date has been set. “’Pag may definite na [petsa na, sasabihin ko]. Ayoko namang magsabi ng […]

06.11.2012 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Aquino vows classroom shortage will be over next year

Aquino vows classroom shortage will be over next year

VIENTIANE, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Nov 5 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Sunday that the country’s perennial problem of not having enough classrooms to accommodate the growing number of school children will be over next year. The President told members of the Filipino community he met, before attending the 9th Asia-Europe […]

06.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino defends overseas trips

Aquino defends overseas trips

VIENTIANE, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Nov 5 (Mabuhay) – President Aquino justified his recent overseas travels, saying that he has visited fewer countries compared to his predecessor. Aquino said he has to attend the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Laos after skipping the 2010 summit in Belgium, jokingly saying that not doing so this time would […]

06.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL pushes sea row at Asia-Europe summit

PHL pushes sea row at Asia-Europe summit

VIENTIANE, Nov 5, 2012 (AFP) – The Philippines on Monday pushed its call for an international solution to overlapping claims in the South China Sea at an Asia-Europe summit, saying vital global shipping lanes were at stake. Philippine President Benigno Aquino raised the issue in bilateral meetings with leaders of the European Union as well […]

06.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino vows erring government officials, past or present, will be brought to justice

Aquino vows erring government officials, past or present, will be brought to justice

VIENTIANE, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Nov 5 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III vowed to bring to justice any government official or employee found violating Philippine rules and laws for personal gain. In his speech delivered during his meeting with the Filipino community here, the President said it was his duty as father of […]

06.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Is organic food better? The jury is still out

Is organic food better? The jury is still out

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The debate over whether organic food is better for our health and worth its higher price keeps raging on in the United States as the conclusion of four decades of studies seems far from clear. The controversy was back in the news last month when a large-scale study by researchers from Stanford University […]

06.11.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Aquino administration vows to strengthen efforts to fight human trafficking

Aquino administration vows to strengthen efforts to fight human trafficking

The Aquino administration assured that it will continue to strengthen its effort to fight human trafficking after the United States’ Department of State and other countries have recognized the high level of commitment of the Philippine government to eradicate the crime. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said the government hopes that the Philippines could get […]

05.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Bayanihan Dazzles Audience in Special DC Performance

Bayanihan Dazzles Audience in Special DC Performance

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Just hours after going on stage in New York, the Bayanihan, the national dance company of the Philippines, was in Washington D.C. where it kicked off a series of performances with a special show for a group of American diplomats, servicemen and high school students on Friday. The Philippine Embassy said the Bayanihan rendered […]

05.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
RESULTS OF THE CONSULAR OUTREACH IN HOUSTON, TX

RESULTS OF THE CONSULAR OUTREACH IN HOUSTON, TX

Los Angeles, 31 October 2012 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles, led by Consul Charmaine Serna-Chua conducted a three-day consular outreach program at the West Oaks Plaza in Houston, Texas, U.S.A. on 26-28 October 2012. The consular outreach program was undertaken in cooperation with thePhilippine American Chamber of Commerce of Texas (PACC Texas) under the […]

05.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Philippine Food Companies Participate in Kosherfest 2012

Philippine Food Companies Participate in Kosherfest 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Philippine food companies will be participating for the first time in Kosherfest 2012—the world’s largest kosher-certified products trade show to be held next week in New Jersey. The Philippine Embassy said five Philippine companies will make their debut in the event which serves as the annual meeting for place for the industry’s top […]

05.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Bayanihan Succeeds in Raising Ph Profile in US

Bayanihan Succeeds in Raising Ph Profile in US

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Bayanihan, the national dance company of the Philippines, succeeded in putting the country back on the American stage as it sang and danced its way into the hearts of its audience during its sold-out performances in Washington, D.C. over the weekend. In a statement, the Philippine Embassy described the performances of the […]

05.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Eyeing holidays, Disney plays with video games

Eyeing holidays, Disney plays with video games

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Disney is known for traditional holiday-season movies about princesses and fairy tales — but this year it has turned to the world of video games for its latest animated blockbuster. As the lucrative Halloween-Thanksgiving-Christmas period looms, “Wreck-it Ralph” plays on nostalgia for 1980s-style arcade games with the hyper-realism familiar to modern online […]

05.11.2012 · Filled under: Christmas, Film, Halloween, Thanksgiving ·
Music agenda: Aerosmith releases ‘Music From Another Dimension,’ MTV EMAs

Music agenda: Aerosmith releases ‘Music From Another Dimension,’ MTV EMAs

(Relaxnews) – Over the coming weeks veteran rockers Aerosmith will release Music From Another Dimension, the group’s first studio album since Honkin’ on Bobo in 2004, and the best of European, and international, music is honored at the annual MTV European Music Awards or EMAs. Aerosmith: ‘Music From Another Dimension’ November 5/6 UK/USA Steven Tyler and the rest […]

05.11.2012 · Filled under: International Stars, Videos ·
Get free tickets to see Richard Gomez, Rico Puno and Patricia Javier at Pechanga

Get free tickets to see Richard Gomez, Rico Puno and Patricia Javier at Pechanga

Pechanga Resort and Casino will be giving away 3 pairs of free tickets to see Richard Gomez, Rico Puno and Patricia Javier at the world famous Pechanga Theater on November 16th at 8 PM.  The contest will begin on November 3rd and will end on November 12th, 2012.  Complete this Rico J. Puno song for a chance […]

04.11.2012 · Filled under: Contests, Giveaways, Promotions ·
Bayanihan Performance in NY Highlights Filipino Spirit

Bayanihan Performance in NY Highlights Filipino Spirit

NEW YORK—The Bayanihan, the world-famous national folk dance company of the Philippines, went on stage here Thursday night with stories of Filipinos helping one another cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy serving as a symbolic backdrop to another memorable performance. The Bayanihan performed at the Jazz at the Lincoln Center before a large audience […]

04.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Southeast Asia in Southern California: Events Calendar

Southeast Asia in Southern California: Events Calendar

Presentations, Conferences, Performances, Festivals, and More… (Exhibitions Below) Friday – Sunday, November 2 – 4, 2012 Benefit Sale for UCLA Fowler Museum Features Lao Textiles and other SEA Arts and Crafts Friday 11am–5 pm; Saturday, 11am–5 pm; Sunday, 12 noon–whenever Mor York Studio 4959 York Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90042-1609 Directions from UCLA: Take the […]

02.11.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Sensational Pop Girl Group, BLUSH, Continues to Gain Mass Attention for “Miss Out” Single & Music Video

Sensational Pop Girl Group, BLUSH, Continues to Gain Mass Attention for “Miss Out” Single & Music Video

Los Angeles, CA – Having released their single and music video for their highly popular, upbeat pop tune, “Miss Out,” on September 6th, international pop group BLUSH continues to impress music lovers worldwide. Within one weekend, the music video hit Most Popular on YouTube and view-counts soared, with the count now at 380,000 and still climbing. […]

02.11.2012 · Filled under: International Stars ·