Al Gore in surprise visit to Tacloban – Haiyan ground zero

Al Gore in surprise visit to Tacloban – Haiyan ground zero

Tacloban, Philippines | AFP |   – Climate change activist and former US vice president Al Gore made a surprise visit Saturday to an impoverished Philippine city ravaged by one of the strongest storms on record. The Nobel Peace Prize winner lit candles at a mass grave in Tacloban for thousands killed by Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, a picture […]

16.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Gen. Mac Arthur’s aide received recognition from Filipino seniors

Gen. Mac Arthur’s aide received recognition from Filipino seniors

By Dan E. Nino Cerritos, Calif. – Seventy years after the liberation of the Philippines which started in Palo, Tacloban, Leyte from the Japanese occupation, one of the liberators who participated in the battle of the Philippine Sea and later waded towards the shore with Pacific Supreme Commander Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur, then 21-years-old Kenneth […]

11.10.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Pope Francis in PHL 2016?

Pope Francis in PHL 2016?

PNP ready for possibility of Pope Francis’ return in 2016 MANILA  (Mabuhay) – With the success of Pope Francis’ five-day stay in the country, the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday welcomed the possibility that the well-loved pontiff would return to the Philippines early next year. “Nakita po natin ngayon na kakayanin natin. Naging maayos […]

21.01.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino only listens to ‘voices in his head’ – ‘Yolanda’ survivors

Aquino only listens to ‘voices in his head’ – ‘Yolanda’ survivors

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A group of survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” hit President Benigno Aquino III for his alleged “incompetent” response a year after the tragedy. “It is clear that PNoy (Aquino’s monicker) only listens to voices in his head and not to us ‘Yolanda’ survivors who are supposed to be his bosses,” Dr. Efleda Bautista, […]

11.11.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Chairman Royce Visits Typhoon-ravaged Tacloban Area

Chairman Royce Visits Typhoon-ravaged Tacloban Area

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, visited and assured continued U.S. humanitarian support for the people of Tacloban, the Philippine city devastated by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) on Nov. 8.  This is Chairman Royce’s second visit to the Philippines in the past year.  He is leading […]

26.02.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL climate change envoy leads new protest fast

PHL climate change envoy leads new protest fast

By Karl Malakunas MANILA  (AFP) – A Philippine diplomat who went without food for 14 days last year will lead another fast on Saturday in a bid to pressure world leaders over climate change. Naderev “Yeb” Sano, the Philippines’ lead negotiator at United Nations climate talks, drank only tea and water throughout the last meeting […]

06.02.2014 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Kerry to tour typhoon-hit PHL

Kerry to tour typhoon-hit PHL

WASHINGTON, December 9, 2013 (AFP) – US Secretary of State John Kerry is to make his first visit to the Philippines since taking office to see first-hand the damage left by last month’s typhoon, and will also tour Vietnam where he fought during the war. Kerry’s next trip from December 11 to 18 will start […]

10.12.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
PHL Consulate attends UNICEF’s fundraising  drive in Los Angeles

PHL Consulate attends UNICEF’s fundraising drive in Los Angeles

Los Angeles – Consul General Ma. Hellen Barber De La Vega attended UNICEF’s launching of its fundraising drive in Southern California on 19 November 2013 to support disaster relief and recovery efforts for children victims of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. The event held at the Smithhouse Tap & Grill adjacent to the UNICEF office in Los Angeles, […]

05.12.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Pacquiao victory lifts spirits of typhoon-ravaged PHL

Pacquiao victory lifts spirits of typhoon-ravaged PHL

TACLOBAN, November 24, 2013 (AFP) – The storm-battered Philippines was celebrating a much-needed victory Sunday after national boxing hero Manny Pacquiao defeated American Brandon Rios in a comeback fight he dedicated to victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan. For a brief moment in the devastated city of Tacloban, those who lost their homes, their livelihoods and […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Blow-up hospitals help typhoon effort

Blow-up hospitals help typhoon effort

TACLOBAN (AFP) – Inflatable field hospitals have been erected in the typhoon-ravaged Philippines city of Tacloban, part of a huge international relief effort to help millions hit by the storm. Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) have five of the large white tents that they have brought with them from France. By Thursday afternoon three […]

25.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL Consulate participates in PeDRO 5K Walk

PHL Consulate participates in PeDRO 5K Walk

Los Angeles  – The officers and staff of the Philippine Consulate General participated in the 5K Walk spearheaded by the Philippine Disaster Relief Organization (PeDRO) together with Renew our Minds and Heart Foundation (ROHMA) on 10 November 2013 at Woodley and Balboa Park in Van Nuys, California. This fundraising event was participated in by about 200 people to support the victims of […]

25.11.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
GAAF to hold Gospel Musicfest for victims of Haiyan

GAAF to hold Gospel Musicfest for victims of Haiyan

The Guardian Angels of America Foundation (GAAF) responds to the call for HELP in Tacloban and Bohol by holding the 1st Fil-Am Gospel Music Festival and Fair on November 23, Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive Torrance, CA. 90503. The Gospel Festival and Fair […]

22.11.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
VOICES FOR HOPE Fundraising Concert for Yolanda/Haiyan Victims to be held on Nov 17 Sunday

VOICES FOR HOPE Fundraising Concert for Yolanda/Haiyan Victims to be held on Nov 17 Sunday

Filipino-American Talents will perform at 4pm at White Memorial SDA Church in Los Angeles Everyone wants to help – the unimaginable destruction is hard to absorb, unfathomable and unbelievable. But indeed it is the painful truth for our countrymen back in Tacloban/Leyte. Thus, there was an overflowing of support from the Filipino-American Community and various […]

16.11.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
US carrier arrives with aid mass burial begins

US carrier arrives with aid mass burial begins

By Cecil Morella TACLOBAN, November 14, 2013 (AFP) – A huge US aircraft carrier arrived off the coast of the typhoon-hit Philippines Thursday, offering hope of a dramatic uptick in aid to destitute survivors as officials buried scores of rotting corpses. The USS George Washington, with 5,000 sailors aboard, headed an eight-strong flotilla of US […]

15.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
People’s Core launches Sagip Tuluy-Tuloy Tulong Pilipinas (Stp), 2013

People’s Core launches Sagip Tuluy-Tuloy Tulong Pilipinas (Stp), 2013

The Los Angeles-based non-profit organization, People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) along with Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), KmB / Pro-People Youth, and The Park’s Finest are calling on the community to respond to the recent tragedy in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, the strongest typhoon ever recorded to hit land. Reports indicate that 10,000 Filipinos have […]

14.11.2013 · Filled under: Services ·
US troops shocked by devastation

US troops shocked by devastation

By Jason Gutierrez TACLOBAN, November 11, 2013 (AFP) – US Marines Monday expressed shock at the devastation unleashed by Super Typhoon Haiyan after they flew into a ravaged central Philippines island where General Douglas MacArthur famously fulfilled his vow: “I shall return.” About 90 US personnel based in Japan arrived in the city of Tacloban […]

12.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PAL, Airphil new terminal assignments

PAL, Airphil new terminal assignments

Starting October 28, 2012, domestic terminal assignments for Philippine Airlines and Airphil Express passengers will be as follows: Departing and arriving in NAIA Terminal 2 near Nayong Pilipino are flights to and from Bacolod, Cebu, Davao, General Santos, Iloilo, Laoag, Tagbilaran and select Kalibo flights. Operating at NAIA Terminal 3 across Resorts World are flights […]

30.10.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·