BONIFACIO DAY CELEBRATION AND BOOK-LAUNCHING OF FAITH AND STRUGGLE ON SMOKEY MOUNTAIN

BONIFACIO DAY CELEBRATION AND BOOK-LAUNCHING OF FAITH AND STRUGGLE ON SMOKEY MOUNTAIN

Los Angeles, 27 November 2012 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles, in cooperation with the Philippine Heritage Institute International (PHII) and the Philippine Expressions Bookshop (PEB), hosted a reception on 26 November 2012 at the Rizal Hall of the Consulate General to commemorate the 149th Birth Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio and the book launching of Faith and Struggle on […]

27.11.2012 · Filled under: Books ·
Malacanang welcomes reports ranking the Philippines 87th among 141 countries in Forbes ‘Best Countries for Business List’

Malacanang welcomes reports ranking the Philippines 87th among 141 countries in Forbes ‘Best Countries for Business List’

  The Aquino government welcomed reports that the Philippines placed 87th among 141 countries in the Forbes’ Best Countries for Business List, ahead of China and India, a Palace official said on Tuesday. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail said during the regular press briefing in Malacanang on Tuesday that the Forbes listing is a positive indicator […]

27.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Police arrest another Maguindanao massacre suspect

Police arrest another Maguindanao massacre suspect

MANILA, Nov 25, 2012 (AFP) – Philippine police said Sunday they had arrested a former employee of a powerful clan blamed for the murders of 58 people in 2009, the country’s worst political massacre. Bong Andal did not resist when he was detained in the southern town of Midsayap Saturday, making him the 106th suspect […]

26.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Southeast Asia in Southern California: Events Calendar

Southeast Asia in Southern California: Events Calendar

Presentations, Conferences, Performances, Festivals, and More… (Exhibitions Below) Monday, November 26, 2012 Faith and Struggle on Smokey Mountain: Hope for a Planet in Peril (Philippines) 6:00 pm The Philippine Consulate General 3600 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 500 Los Angeles, CA 90010 Free and Open to the public. Limited Seating. RSVP required by Nov. 24, 2012 to […]

26.11.2012 · Filled under: Art, Books ·
Resorts World Manila introduces the Grand Fiesta 2012 to welcome the holiday season.

Resorts World Manila introduces the Grand Fiesta 2012 to welcome the holiday season.

Pasay City, Philippines, 23 November 2012 – Bigger, brighter and better than ever,Resorts World Manila welcomes the holiday season with Grand Fiesta 2012, a month-long Christmas celebration inspired by the country’s legendary passion for revelry and good cheer. Grand Fiesta 2012 aims to give guests a glimpse of world renowned Filipino culture and warmth, and encourage them to […]

26.11.2012 · Filled under: Christmas ·
REMEMBERING THE MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE VICTIMS

REMEMBERING THE MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE VICTIMS

Los Angeles, 23 November 2012 – The Filipino American Press Club of California (FAPCC) and the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines-U.S. Chapter (NUJP-US Chapter) invited officials from the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles to a forum to remember the victims of the infamous 23 November 2009 Maguindanao Massacre, where 32 of the 58 victims […]

26.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Robredo to receive highest PHL award 100 days after death

Robredo to receive highest PHL award 100 days after death

MANILA, Nov 24 (Mabuhay) – The late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo will be awarded the Quezon Service Cross, the highest award the Philippines can bestow on Filipinos, 100 days after his death. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said the award will be bestowed on Monday in Malacañang, 100 days after Robredo died in a plane crash […]

26.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Latin America the new destination on the rise, Manila is 4th top destination in Asia

Latin America the new destination on the rise, Manila is 4th top destination in Asia

(Relaxnews) – TripAdvisor’s users have chosen five destinations in Latin America as part of the top ten up-and-coming travel destinations. Based on the greatest increase in positive traveler feedback and traveler interest year-on-year, travel website TripAdvisor published this week the top ten up-and-coming world destinations as well as top ten lists for the US, Europe, Asia and […]

24.11.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
PH Ambassador Calls on Rizal Youth Awardees to Lead Purposeful Lives

PH Ambassador Calls on Rizal Youth Awardees to Lead Purposeful Lives

WASHINGTON, DC. – Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. called on forty-three outstanding Filipino American students to use their talents and take part in activities that promote the interests of their communities and the Philippines.  This was among the challenges posed by the Ambassador in his remarks during the 2012 Dr. Jose Rizal Youth Awards held […]

21.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Applications for Teach for the Philippines Initiative to Close on December 2

Applications for Teach for the Philippines Initiative to Close on December 2

WASHINGTON, DC.  The deadline for the submission of applications for the Top Ten pioneers who will commit to two years of teaching in under-resourced schools in the Philippines is just two weeks away. Two participants of the Filipino American Youth Leadership Program (FAYLP) – Angela Lagdameo and Michael Vea – are leading the search for […]

21.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
President Aquino urges ASEAN member-countries and South Korea to work together in fight against human trafficking

President Aquino urges ASEAN member-countries and South Korea to work together in fight against human trafficking

PHNOM PENH, Nov 19 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III said the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and South Korea must work together to fight human trafficking in order to ensure the welfare of migrant workers. “I urge ASEAN and the Republic of Korea to enhance efforts to combat trafficking in persons, particularly […]

21.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Illegal logging hotspots down to 31 – Paje

Illegal logging hotspots down to 31 – Paje

MANILA, Nov 19 (Mabuhay) – The government’s effort of a log ban in the country has redounded to a reduction of illegal logging “hotspots” to 31 from 197, Environment Secretary Ramon Paje said. In a statement, Paje said different policies have resulted in an increase in forest cover. “We are making progress in expanding the […]

20.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Asian nations feud over South China Sea

Asian nations feud over South China Sea

By Martin Abbugao PHNOM PENH, Nov 19, 2012 (AFP) – Asian leaders feuded on Monday over how to handle tense maritime territorial disputes with China, overshadowing talks at a regional summit meant to strengthen trade and political ties. The leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations had hoped to present a united front […]

20.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino meets with Indian PM in bilateral meeting

Aquino meets with Indian PM in bilateral meeting

PHNOM PENH, Nov 19 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III met with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a bilateral meeting on Sunday at the Sofitel Phnom Penh where both committed for stronger cooperation to address current challenges. The two leaders acknowledged that the Philippines and India can “learn from each other’s challenges” as […]

20.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
COUNCIL MEMBER CARTAGENA CALLS ON CONSUL GENERAL BARBER DE LA VEGA

COUNCIL MEMBER CARTAGENA CALLS ON CONSUL GENERAL BARBER DE LA VEGA

Los Angeles, 19 November 2012 – Walnut City Council member Antonio “Tony” Cartagena paid a courtesy call on Consul General Maria HellenBarber De La Vega this morning.  Councilmember Cartagena, who is now on his fourth term at the City Council of Walnut, was first elected to a four year term at the City Council in April […]

19.11.2012 · Filled under: Services ·
“I Am Alive and in Good Health,” Filipino Injured in Louisiana Oil Rig Fire Wants Kin in PH to Know

“I Am Alive and in Good Health,” Filipino Injured in Louisiana Oil Rig Fire Wants Kin in PH to Know

WASHINGTON, D.C.—“To my relatives, to my family, and to my country, I am alive and in good health. I am burned, but my heart and lungs are healthy.” This was what Wilberto Ilagan, one of four Filipino workers being treated for serious burns they sustained in last Friday’s oil platform explosion and fire in the […]

19.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
PH Envoy Now in Louisiana to Attend to Oil Rig Victims

PH Envoy Now in Louisiana to Attend to Oil Rig Victims

NEW ORLEANS—Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. arrived here this morning to personally look into the condition of four Filipino contract workers who are being treated for the serious burns they sustained in Friday’s oil platform fire off the coast of Louisiana that also left one Filipino dead and another missing. Ambassador Cuisia joined three other […]

19.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
GK Founder Urges FilAms to Contribute to PH Growth

GK Founder Urges FilAms to Contribute to PH Growth

Washington, DC.  – To end poverty for 5 million poor families by 2024.  This is the vision of Gawad Kalinga (GK), whose founder Tony Meloto spoke at a reception yesterday at the Philippine Embassy hosted by GK U.S.A. National Capital Region Director Ben Dichoso and Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Cuisia. The friendship […]

19.11.2012 · 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 ·
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 ·