See the Introvoys in One Night for a Cause at NoyPitz Glendale

See the Introvoys in One Night for a Cause at NoyPitz Glendale

The Introvoys will be performing in “One Night for a Cause,” a benefit event on April 22nd at 7:00 PM at NoyPitz Bar & Restaurant in Glendale, California.  The show will be hosted by special guest, Ms. Antoinette Taus, a multitalented singer and actress from the Philippines. Singer-songwriter Kathleen Palma Farless will be opening the show. […]

12.04.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
PHL asking $1.4-M from US for Tubbataha reef damage

PHL asking $1.4-M from US for Tubbataha reef damage

MANILA, April 6, 2013 (AFP) – The Philippines will ask the United States to pay 58 million pesos ($1.4 million) in compensation for damage caused by a US warship to a protected coral reef, the manager of the reef said Saturday. The amount is based on studies by Philippine agencies including the coast guard that […]

09.04.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Western indie filmmakers look East

Western indie filmmakers look East

(HONG KONG-AFP) – A growing band of European filmmakers are realising their cinematic ambitions in the East, lured by a healthy box-office, investment prospects and the potential for more eye-catching stories. Leading the pack is Welsh-director Gareth Evans, whose Indonesia-shot action flick “The Raid” picked up $15 million in global takings last year on a […]

09.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Film ·
China to open disputed islands to tourism: official

China to open disputed islands to tourism: official

(Boao, China-AFP) – China is to open disputed South China Sea islands up to tourism this month, state media reported Sunday, a move likely to inflame a long-running territorial row with its neighbours. The plans to allow tourists to visit the Paracel Islands before the May Day holiday is the latest stage in Beijing’s development […]

09.04.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
Hagel Says US to Further Strengthen Defense Ties with PH

Hagel Says US to Further Strengthen Defense Ties with PH

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Underscoring the critical role the Philippines plays in the Asia-Pacific, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday assured Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. Del Rosario of Washington’s commitment to further strengthening its defense cooperation with Manila. “Secretary Hagel conveyed to us the need for the Philippines and the US to further deepen their partnership to […]

08.04.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Introvoys to rock NoyPitz in one night for a cause

Introvoys to rock NoyPitz in one night for a cause

For many of us the 1990’s were a time that we will always hold dear; simply hearing a song we liked from that decade will set off a flurry of emotions, memories and sometimes, a pinch of overwhelming nostalgia.  One of the defining characteristics of the 90’s was its unique, relatable, passionate music. One of […]

06.04.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Happenings ·
Puro Arte: Filipinos on the Stages of Empire

Puro Arte: Filipinos on the Stages of Empire

Book talk by Lucy Burns UCLA Department of Asian American Studies   Wednesday, April 10, 2013 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM 314 Royce Hall UCLA Campus Asian American Studies Faculty Lucy Burns speaks about her newly published book Puro Arte: Filipinos on the Stages of Empire (NYU Press, 2012).  She will be joined by writers R. Zamora Linmark, Irene Suico Soriano, […]

03.04.2013 · Filled under: Books ·
US Reiterates Commitment to Address Grounding of USS Guardian, Full Cooperation on Independent Probe by PH

US Reiterates Commitment to Address Grounding of USS Guardian, Full Cooperation on Independent Probe by PH

WASHINGTON, D.C. (2 April 2013) – Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. Del Rosario and US Secretary of State John F. Kerry speak before media before their meeting at the State Department.  In his statement before media, Secretary Del Rosario expressed how much the Philippines values Secretary Kerry’s extensive experience in foreign relations, his understanding of […]

03.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
Cast of “Be Careful With My Heart” ready to charm fans in Los Angeles and Kissimmee concerts this May

Cast of “Be Careful With My Heart” ready to charm fans in Los Angeles and Kissimmee concerts this May

TFC Presents Sir Chief, Maya and family with top concert artists Yeng and Jovit for a Mother’s Day family entertainment treat REDWOOD CITY, CA, April 2, 2013 – Well-respected Filipino TV and film critic Nestor Torre’s first impression of a relatively low-key ABS-CBN daytime teleserye with no superstars was portentous of great things to come. He […]

03.04.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Happenings ·
Julio Iglesias: ‘I’m not in vogue, but I’m in demand’

Julio Iglesias: ‘I’m not in vogue, but I’m in demand’

(BEIJING-AFP) – Ageing Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias Monday said he may never be “in” but at least he can still draw a crowd, as he was given an award in Beijing as the world’s best-selling male Latin artist. The 69-year-old, who has sold more than 300 million records worldwide, was in China ahead of a […]

01.04.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music ·
PHL presses for payment over damaged reef

PHL presses for payment over damaged reef

MANILA, March 31, 2013 (AFP) – The Philippines Sunday welcomed the removal of a US minesweeper that had been stuck on a protected coral reef for 10 weeks, but stressed that compensation must be paid for the environmental damage. Salvage crews contracted by the US Navy Saturday extracted the last remaining piece of the USS […]

01.04.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL marks Easter with bloody mock crucifixions

PHL marks Easter with bloody mock crucifixions

By Noel Celis SAN FERNANDO, Philippines, March 29, 2013 (AFP) – Catholic zealots in the Philippines re-enacted the last hours of Jesus Christ on Good Friday, whipping their backs and nailing themselves to crosses in a grisly Easter ritual that persists despite Church disapproval. Foreign and local tourists flocked to the outskirts of the city […]

01.04.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Overwhelmed Australian hostage thankful; Ransom paid for his release

Overwhelmed Australian hostage thankful; Ransom paid for his release

By Jason Gutierrez MANILA, March 25, 2013 (AFP) – Ex-Australian soldier Warren Rodwell said Monday he had lost all hope during 15 months as a captive of Islamic militants in the southern Philippines, as he thanked everyone who helped win his freedom. Rodwell, his cheeks deeply hollowed out from severe weight loss, appeared extremely frail […]

26.03.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
The Philippines: Asia’s New Emerging Tiger

The Philippines: Asia’s New Emerging Tiger

The Philippine Consulate General of Los Angeles and The Philippine Trade and Investment Center of Los Angeles in cooperation with the Council on Trade and Investment for Filipino-Americans (COTIFA) and Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County will be hosting a private-led investment roadshow in the United States on April 23, 2013. The roadshow titled […]

26.03.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News, U.S. News, World News ·
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 ·
Filipinos, Americans Urged: Come Visit the New Philippines

Filipinos, Americans Urged: Come Visit the New Philippines

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Filipino and Americans making plans for the coming summer break are being urged to take a second look at the Philippines and see why it is fast making a name for itself as an international holiday destination. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. made the pitch for the Philippines in his remarks at the launching […]

22.03.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Search for the 2013 Delegates to the Filipino American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPro) in the Philippines

Search for the 2013 Delegates to the Filipino American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPro) in the Philippines

19 March 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles is pleased to announce the search for the second batch of outstanding young Filipino Americans (aged 18 to 40), who will be tapped as future leaders of their Filipino-American communities and advocacies. The involvement of these emerging leaders in the Filipino-American community is expected […]

20.03.2013 · Filled under: News ·
PH Unveils Roadmap for Participation in TPP Trade Pact

PH Unveils Roadmap for Participation in TPP Trade Pact

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippines has laid down the roadmap for its eventual participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)—an initiative involving the United States and other Pacific nations that seeks to create what could be the biggest free trade area in the world. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia Jr. outlined Manila’s desire to join the TPP in his […]

18.03.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Chinese film ‘Mystery’ wins Asian best picture

Chinese film ‘Mystery’ wins Asian best picture

(Hong Kong-AFP) – A Chinese drama that touches on sensitive topics including police corruption won the best picture at the Asian Film Awards Monday, while Japan’s Takeshi Kitano scooped the best director gong. “Mystery”, directed by Lou Ye, which reportedly upset Chinese censors for dealing with controversial issues such as graft and the behaviour of […]

18.03.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Filipino Stars, International Stars ·
Philippines bets on joining gaming elite with mega casino

Philippines bets on joining gaming elite with mega casino

(MANILA-AFP) – President Benigno Aquino opened a giant $1.2 billion casino on Saturday to kick off the Philippines’ high-stakes bid to join the likes of Macau and Las Vegas in an elite group of gaming destinations. Solaire Manila Resorts is the first of four huge gaming venues set to rise on reclaimed land in Manila […]

17.03.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Philippine News ·