House Speaker on Duterte’s first 100 days: It feels like a year

House Speaker on Duterte’s first 100 days: It feels like a year

By Filane Mikee Z. Cervantes MANILA (PNA) – Although the current administration is yet to reach its first 100-day milestone, House of Representatives Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez feels as if a year has already passed with so many developments under the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte. ”Personally, parang first one year na nung administration dahil ang […]

10.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
10 outstanding young Fil-Ams to take part in 2016 FYLPRO

10 outstanding young Fil-Ams to take part in 2016 FYLPRO

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two engineers, two lawyers, two marketing and communications professionals, a Broadway producer, an educator, a transportation infrastructure specialist, and a culinary enthusiast, form the fifth batch of young Filipino- American leaders who will embark on an immersion trip to the Philippines to meet with influential Filipino personalities and deepen their understanding of issues affecting […]

20.09.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Three Filipino women in Switzerland listed among world’s 100 most influential Filipinas

Three Filipino women in Switzerland listed among world’s 100 most influential Filipinas

By Sammy F. Martin MANILA  (PNA) – Three Filipino women based in Switzerland, were listed among this year’s 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World (Global FWN100) by the Filipina Women’s Network. They were, Anny Misa Hefti from Berne, Edita de Leon from Vaud, and Magnolia Uy from Geneva. Since 2007, the 100 Most […]

16.09.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Philippine Heritage Institute Inc., sponsors Annual Youth Congress

Philippine Heritage Institute Inc., sponsors Annual Youth Congress

In honor of former Philippine Heritage Institute International’s (PHII) founder, Naomi Palma-Armada, the Annual Youth Congress was held last Saturday, August 27th at the Rosemead Community Center. This event is held annually to keep Naomi’s legacy and to “rekindle interest in the youth movement and its role in nation-building.” As a foundation, PHII’s mission is to: […]

01.09.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Calidad Humana celebrates the Filipino spirit in DC

Calidad Humana celebrates the Filipino spirit in DC

WASHINGTON, DC – Delegates and participants of the 2016 International Young Leaders Assembly (IYLA) gathered at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy for a special reception and photo exhibit of the book, Calidad Humana: Sharing the Filipino Spirit in the evening of 10 August 2016. Calidad Humana or human compassion, defined as a positive and wholesome attitude towards others […]

15.08.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
LA Fellows seeks unemployed professionals for free training

LA Fellows seeks unemployed professionals for free training

Despite the uptick in the economy, many long-term unemployed workers and older, educated, highly-skilled mid-level professionals are still struggling to find jobs. Stable, secure, salaried positions are becoming less common; workers must often learn how to cobble together contract or part-time positions to pay the bills. The LA Fellows program at Los Angeles Valley College was designed […]

25.07.2016 · Filled under: Services ·
Leni got Cabinet post on same day Jesse was appointed 6 years ago

Leni got Cabinet post on same day Jesse was appointed 6 years ago

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Vice President Leni Robredo has noticed a “creepy” coincidence: She and her late husband Jesse Robredo got appointed to a Cabinet post exactly on the same day—July 7. Robredo on Saturday pointed this out on Facebook, sharing her post from July 9 last year when she remembered the day Jesse broke the […]

13.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Chinese envoy lauds Duterte’s willingness to improve future bilateral ties

Chinese envoy lauds Duterte’s willingness to improve future bilateral ties

By Filane Mikee Z. Cervantes MANILA  (PNA) – Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua on Wednesday approved of incoming president Rodrigo Duterte’s intention to improve the strained Sino-Philippine relations through possible bilateral talks over the South China Sea row. “We’re glad that the president-elect has already opened the option for direct bilateral negotiation talks […]

30.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
APO-GLA joins this year’s edition of fashion for a cause

APO-GLA joins this year’s edition of fashion for a cause

Alpha Phi Omega Greater Los Angeles Alumni Association (APO-GLA) has joined the Miss Philippines-USA Organization and Assumption College Alumni Association in holding this year’s edition of “FASHION for a CAUSE”, now on its 6th year. APO-GLA is celebrating its 35th founding anniversary of fostering Leadership, Friendship and Service to the community at large. For this […]

19.05.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
PNoy campaigns against Duterte: Why support another dictator?

PNoy campaigns against Duterte: Why support another dictator?

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Survey front runner Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte was again the target of President Benigno Aquino III’s campaign speech in Iloilo on Tuesday, wherein he questioned Duterte’s style of leadership. Aquino said Duterte acts like a dictator who threatens to violate the Constitution, citing the mayor’s statement that he will close down […]

05.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Coach Dalupan book ‘The Maestro’ makes triumphant US debut

Coach Dalupan book ‘The Maestro’ makes triumphant US debut

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Basketball fans flocked to the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy on 28 April 2016 to witness the US launch of the book, “The Maestro of Philippine Basketball,” which chronicles the life and career of legendary coach Virgilio “Baby” Dalupan. “Coach Dalupan was not only a coach but a mentor, and an inspiration […]

05.05.2016 · Filled under: Books, Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
PHL economic transformation to headline business and investment forum in NY

PHL economic transformation to headline business and investment forum in NY

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Philippines’ economic transformation due largely to good governance reforms will be the central theme of the Philippine Business and Investment Forum (PBIF) to be held on 03 March 2016 at the Metropolitan Ballroom of the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York City. With growth rates of 7-10% possible in the next decade and […]

01.03.2016 · Filled under: Asian News ·

Jeb Bush races to salvage presidential campaign

By Michael Mathes Washington, United States | AFP   – Jeb Bush’s US presidential bid is boiling down to early voting New Hampshire, some associates say, while others envision his protracted battle for the Republican nomination stretching deep into the spring. Either way, supporters and analysts agree it will be difficult for Bush, a former Florida governor and son and […]

12.01.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
APAICS hosts first ever young leaders summit for AAPI college students, young professionals

APAICS hosts first ever young leaders summit for AAPI college students, young professionals

On Saturday, November 14, 2015, APAICS launched its first ever Young Leaders Summit in Salt Lake City at the Utah State Capitol. The summit is geared towards college students and young professionals to promote and inspire leadership and public service. “We are excited to launch the very first APAICS Young Leaders Summit, giving students the […]

22.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Asia CEO forum recognizes Cuisia with lifetime contributor award

Asia CEO forum recognizes Cuisia with lifetime contributor award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In recognition of excellence in leadership, Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. was conferred the Lifetime Contributor Award (public sector) by the Asia CEO Forum on 11 November 2015 at the Marriott Hotel in Manila. Each year, the Asia CEO Awards recognizes extraordinary leaders and leadership teams who have demonstrated outstanding achievement for […]

18.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
AARP Survey: 76% of people 50-plus pleased with Pope

AARP Survey: 76% of people 50-plus pleased with Pope

66% say Pope should consider letting women become priests WASHINGTON, D.C,– AARP released online survey results of people 50-plus and their opinions on some of the most topical issues of the day. With Pope Francis preparing for a six-day visit to the U.S. with stops in Washington, New York and Philadelphia, AARP asked Americans 50-plus […]

25.09.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Bonta commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike

Bonta commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike of 1965 this week on the floor of the Assembly, describing the critical collaboration between Filipino and Latino farm workers and leaders during the genesis of the California farm labor movement. “Fifty years ago, on the evening of September 7th, the Agricultural […]

14.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Incoming USAID Mission Director reaffirms strong partnership with PHL

Incoming USAID Mission Director reaffirms strong partnership with PHL

WASHINGTON, DC — In a meeting at the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. on  01 September, Dr. Susan K. Brems—the incoming Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for the Philippines, Pacific Islands and Mongolia—reaffirmed the strong development partnership between the Philippine Government  and USAID. Dr. Brems is a career member of the […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
UCLA Pilipino Alumni presents scholarship to Josh Manansala

UCLA Pilipino Alumni presents scholarship to Josh Manansala

Several UCLA Pilipino Alumni (PAA) Board Members presented Joshua Manansala last Aug.22 with the 2015 UCLA Pilipino Alumni/Lovell Sevilla Scholarship Award Certificate at the UCLA PAA Send-Off event that took place at Heritage Park in Cerritos, California. Mr. Manansala will receive a $4,000 scholarship for his outstanding academic, leadership, and community service achievements. A recent graduate of Capital Christian […]

02.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
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