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 ·
Washington in sights of Michelin dining guide

Washington in sights of Michelin dining guide

Hungry for a new fine dining frontier, Michelin’s fabled guide is rolling into the US capital city for the first time, officials said Tuesday. Anonymous Michelin inspectors are already out dining their way across Washington, the fourth US city to get its own guide. The guide goes on sale in October, covering just the federal […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
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 ·
Assemblymembers unite in LA to urge Brown to sign medical marijuana legislation

Assemblymembers unite in LA to urge Brown to sign medical marijuana legislation

Los Angeles – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) held a press conference in Los Angeles Tuesday to urge Governor Jerry Brown to sign the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act, including AB 266. Bonta, lead author of AB 266, was joined by two of his joint authors, Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (D-Los Angeles) and Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale), […]

02.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
US Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in more states

US Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in more states

By Robert Macpherson WASHINGTON, October 6, 2014 (AFP) – Same-sex couples will soon be able to wed in up to 30 US states after the Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider – for now – a nationwide ruling on the divisive issue. In a surprise move, the court snubbed appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: News ·

Support for gay marriage in US hits 55 percent

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Fifty-five percent of Americans now approve of same-sex marriage, the highest level ever, according to a Gallup public opinion poll released Wednesday. Recalling how support for marriage equality broke the 50-percent mark in 2012, Gallup said its latest result was “further evidence that support for gay marriage has solidified above the majority […]

23.05.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
AARP sponsors East West Players’ Nisei Widows Club

AARP sponsors East West Players’ Nisei Widows Club

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 9, 2013 – AARP proudly sponsored “Nisei Widows Club: How Tomi Got Her Groove Back,” a production of East West Players, the nation’s premiere Asian American theater company, in Los Angeles, California. “Nisei Widows Club: How Tomi Got Her Groove Back” was the third and final installment of a comic trilogy following the lives of […]

10.12.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Former boat people remember kindness of Filipinos after Vietnam war, donate $400,000 for typhoon relief efforts

Former boat people remember kindness of Filipinos after Vietnam war, donate $400,000 for typhoon relief efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than three decades after the Philippines opened its doors to them, it was the turn of former refugees from Vietnam to return the favor – this time by donating more than P19 million to support relief efforts for victims of Typhoon Haiyan. On Monday, representatives of the Vietnamese Community visited the […]

06.12.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
‘George’ scores low in baby-naming research

‘George’ scores low in baby-naming research

(WASHINGTON, District of Columbia-AFP) – Scientifically speaking, Prince William and his wife Kate could have come up with a better name for their newborn, suggests a respected US psychologist who’s studied how people react to different names. “I definitely would not have selected the name George,” said Albert Mehrabian of the University of California in […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, International Stars ·
Peace Corps Event

Peace Corps Event

  The Philippine Embassy and the Peace Corps Alumni Foundation for Philippine Development (PCAFPD) held a reception at the Embassy’s Romulo Hall on 22 March to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the foundation. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. and PCAFPD President Mark Holt hosted some 80 former Peace Corps volunteers who served in the Philippines […]

25.03.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Hurricane Sandy batters East Coast

Hurricane Sandy batters East Coast

By Sebastian Smith ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey, Oct 29, 2012 (AFP) – Storm-driven waves crashed ashore and flooded seafront communities across the US East Coast on Monday as Hurricane Sandy barreled towards land amid catastrophic predictions. Officials warned that the threat to life and property was “unprecedented” and ordered hundreds of thousands of residents in […]

30.10.2012 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
The Philippine Embassy is closed on Monday, 29 October 2012, due to Hurricane Sandy.

The Philippine Embassy is closed on Monday, 29 October 2012, due to Hurricane Sandy.

The public is advised to monitor the Embassy’s website for the announcement of the resumption of normal operations. WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy is urging the close to half a million members of the Filipino-American Community in the East Coast of the United States to brace themselves for what could be the largest storm to hit […]

29.10.2012 · Filled under: U.S. News ·