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 ·
High Court bans TV coverage of massacre trial

High Court bans TV coverage of massacre trial

MANILA, Nov 12, 2012 (AFP) – The Philippines’ Supreme Court on Monday banned television coverage of trials related to the country’s worst political massacre in which 58 people died, sparking outrage from the government and media groups. Reversing its own landmark decision made last year – that for the first time allowed a live broadcast […]

13.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Senate to probe ‘dumping of toxic waste’ in Subic Bay

Senate to probe ‘dumping of toxic waste’ in Subic Bay

US Navy contractor accused of dumping hazardous materials in former US base M ANILA, Nov 10 (Mabuhay) – A defense contractor of the US Navy is facing a possible Senate investigation after allegations that one of its vessels had dumped hazardous waste in Subic Bay, the site of a former US naval base that has […]

13.11.2012 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Trailer for ‘Jurassic Park 3D’ hits the web

Trailer for ‘Jurassic Park 3D’ hits the web

(Relaxnews) - Jurassic Park is gearing up to celebrate its twentieth anniversary next spring with the re-release of the film in 3D, and the trailer just hit the web. The 2D trailer does not convey the depth of the 3D remake, but it reminds viewers of the movie’s classic scenes, such as the zoom on the glass […]

12.11.2012 · Filled under: Film, Videos ·
Kristen Bell to show her face in ‘Gossip Girl’ finale

Kristen Bell to show her face in ‘Gossip Girl’ finale

(Relaxnews) – Actress Kristen Bell will finally show her face in the last episode of TV series Gossip Girl, which she has been narrating since the first season, reports Tvline.com. Since 2007, Kristen Bell has remained off-screen to voice Gossip Girl, the fictional author of a popular blog about teenage life in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The finale […]

12.11.2012 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Wells Fargo Commits $35 Million  in Support of Military Service Members, Veterans;   Provides Customers an Opportunity to Support Through ATM Donations

Wells Fargo Commits $35 Million in Support of Military Service Members, Veterans; Provides Customers an Opportunity to Support Through ATM Donations

November is Military Family Appreciation Month; Veterans Day is November 11  San Francisco, Nov. 8, 2012 – Wells Fargo & Company announced today it is committing $35 million over the next three years as part of its ongoing commitment to supporting military service members and veterans.  The commitment includes: Real estate owned (REO) property donations and […]

12.11.2012 · Filled under: Services ·
APO HONORS TEN OUTSTANDING STUDENTS IN GREATER L.A.

APO HONORS TEN OUTSTANDING STUDENTS IN GREATER L.A.

Los Angeles – It was another awe-inspiring banquet honoring The Outstanding Filipino-American Senior Students (TOFASS) from various high schools in Greater  Los Angeles for 2012 held recently at the CBS Studios Center in Studio City. The five male and five female awardees received their plaques of recognition  and supplemental scholarship grants of $1,000 each from […]

12.11.2012 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Green Card for a Family Member of a U.S. Citizen

Green Card for a Family Member of a U.S. Citizen

U.S. citizens who want their relatives to immigrate to the United States can file a Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, for their spouse, children and if the U.S. citizen is at least 21 years old, their parents and brothers or sisters. “Immediate relatives” of a U.S. citizen, defined as one’s spouse, unmarried children under […]

12.11.2012 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Southeast Asia Announcements

Southeast Asia Announcements

Announcements 1. Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Small Grant Awards: American Institute for Indonesian Studies 2. Indonesia Research Fellows: Harvard University 3. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships For Language Study Abroad   4. Call for Papers: Southeast Asian Studies Symposium 5. Call for Papers: The Cultural Dynamics of Region Formation in Southeast Asia: Sport, Popular Culture, Literature, Education […]

12.11.2012 · Filled under: Asian News ·
PH Welcomes Election Victory of 18 FilAm Candidates

PH Welcomes Election Victory of 18 FilAm Candidates

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy today welcomed the election of 18 Filipino-Americans, saying their successful bids for various elective positions in the United States bring pride and honor not just to their fellow Filipino-Americans but to the entire Filipino race. In a statement, Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., congratulated the winning candidates in Monday’s national, state […]

12.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
PH Embassy Pays Tribute to Filipino-American Veterans

PH Embassy Pays Tribute to Filipino-American Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy today paid tribute to Filipino and American veterans, especially those who saw action during the Second World War, saying that without their heroism, the Filipino people will not be enjoying the freedoms they are enjoying today. “Today, we remember the heroism of countless Filipinos and Americans who answered the call to […]

12.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·