N Korea ready to launch preemptive nuclear strike against US if threatened

N Korea ready to launch preemptive nuclear strike against US if threatened

MOSCOW  (PNA/Sputnik) – According to media reports, North Korean authorities would carry out a preemptive nuclear strike against the United States if Washington mobilizes its nuclear forces against the country. The North Korean authorities would carry out a preemptive nuclear strike against the United States if Washington mobilizes its nuclear forces against the country, media […]

19.10.2016 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Agot draws flak, support after calling Duterte a ‘psychopath’

Agot draws flak, support after calling Duterte a ‘psychopath’

Actress Agot Isidro drew mixed reactions from netizens after she criticized President Rodrigo Duterte for his latest tirades against the European Union and the United States. Last Thursday, Duterte said he would rather die of hunger than accept aid from superpowers that wish to meddle in his war against illegal drugs. Duterte said Philippines “will […]

13.10.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Los Angeles celebration underway for Filipino American History Month

Los Angeles celebration underway for Filipino American History Month

LOS ANGELES, CA — October is Filipino American History Month, and thousands of Filipino Americans from the Los Angeles area are expected to take part in one of the city’s biggest events celebrating their culture and history. The Filipino American History Month Los Angeles (FAHMLA) Coalition will host a diverse array of intergenerational and trans-intercontinental talent at the […]

12.10.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
Hillary Clinton blames Kremlin for attacks on US accounts to influence elections

Hillary Clinton blames Kremlin for attacks on US accounts to influence elections

MOSCOW  (PNA/Sputnik) – Hillary Clinton claims that the Russian government is launching attacks on US accounts in a bid to influence elections. The Russian government is launching attacks on US accounts in a bid to influence elections, US Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton said on Sunday, claiming that WikiLeaks were also the Kremlin’s plot. “The Kremlin, […]

11.10.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Duterte: China-funded rehab center almost complete

Duterte: China-funded rehab center almost complete

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A drug rehabilitation center in Nueva Ecija funded by the Chinese government is set to be completed, President Rodrigo Duterte has said. In an expletive-laced speech on Friday directed at the United States (US) and the European Union (EU), Duterte lauded China for helping the Philippines in its war against illegal drugs […]

11.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
IMF forecasts world economy to grow at 3.1% in 2016

IMF forecasts world economy to grow at 3.1% in 2016

WASHINGTON  (PNA/Xinhua) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday maintained its forecast for global growth in 2016 at 3.1 percent, saying that subpar growth will continue without determined policy action. The IMF revised down its 2016 growth prospects for advanced economies following a slowdown in the United States and Britain’s vote to leave the […]

08.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Tonga extradites US citizen to face fraud charges

Tonga extradites US citizen to face fraud charges

LOS ANGELES – A U.S. citizen who formerly resided in Turlock, California, and Auckland, New Zealand, was returned to the United States by Tonga and is expected to appear in court today to face federal investment fraud charges. Antone Thomas Pedras, who also went by Chris Pedras, 64, arrived at LAX last Friday in the custody […]

06.10.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
‘Evening at the Embassy’ showcases PHL culture

‘Evening at the Embassy’ showcases PHL culture

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Around sixty (60) young professionals of Metro DC gathered at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy for a fun-filled “Evening at the Embassy of the Philippines”, that featured Filipino music, art, and cuisine on 29 September 2016. “Tonight’s special event is just one of the many ways by which we built on […]

03.10.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Duterte responds to US senators: Stop being hypocrites

Duterte responds to US senators: Stop being hypocrites

MANILA, Sept 30 (Mabuhay) — “Stop being hypocrites.” That was the message of President Rodrigo Duterte to United States legislators who earlier this week raised the issue of the death toll of his administration’s war on drugs in the US Senate, telling them: “Do not interfere in our affairs.” Duterte said the US does not […]

30.09.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Jones Law Centennial Celebration highlights PHL-US friendship based on shared values

Jones Law Centennial Celebration highlights PHL-US friendship based on shared values

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The sixth Annual Historic House Party of the William A. Jones Home in Warsaw, Virginia commemorated on 24 September 2016 the centennial of the Philippine Autonomy Act, otherwise known as the Jones Act for Philippine Independence, which was enacted by the 64th Congress of the United States of America on 29 August 1916. Organized […]

30.09.2016 · Filled under: U.S. 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 ·
Fil-Am writer: DCussing not directed at Obama

Fil-Am writer: DCussing not directed at Obama

DAVAO CITY  (PNA) – President Rodrigo Duterte’s statements at a press conference during his departure speech on Monday has been totally blown out of proportion by the local and international media. In the United States, an independent group dissected an accurate transcript of President Duterte’s Q&A with Reuters correspondent Jerome Morales and explained what Duterte […]

07.09.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US firms in PHL ‘most optimistic’ in ASEAN: survey

US firms in PHL ‘most optimistic’ in ASEAN: survey

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, Sept. 5 (PNA) – The ASEAN Business Outlook Survey (ABOS) 2017 reported that United States companies based in the Philippines are the “most optimistic” in terms of overall investment environment among Southeast Asian nations. About 77 percent of US firms in the Philippines said the investment environment in the country […]

05.09.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
FYLPRO holds info session in DC

FYLPRO holds info session in DC

WASHINGTON, DC – FYLPRO alums Melissa Medina and RJ Diokno led the information session on the 5th FYLPRO Immersion Program on 26 July 2016 at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy. Every year since its establishment in 2012 by former Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., the Filipino-American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPRO) brought […]

31.07.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Hillary Clinton becomes first woman nominated for US president by a major party

Hillary Clinton becomes first woman nominated for US president by a major party

PHILADELPHIA, the United States  (PNA/Xinhua) – Hillary Clinton was formally anointed Democratic presidential candidate here on Tuesday, becoming the first woman to run for the White House on behalf of a major US political party. “Are we ready to make some history?” asked Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, secretary of the on-going Democratic National Convention (DNC) when a […]

28.07.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
NaFFAA calls for nominees to the Alex Esclamado Memorial Award for Community Service

NaFFAA calls for nominees to the Alex Esclamado Memorial Award for Community Service

Washington, D.C. Now in its second year, the Alex Esclamado Memorial Award for Community Service will be a main highlight at NaFFAA’s 2016 National Empowerment Conference in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania on August 4-6. The awards are open to all Filipino and Filipino American organizations and associations in the United States, including those that are not members of NaFFAA. […]

05.07.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Promotions ·
FYLPRO signs 3-year MOU with Ayala, DFA, launches application for 2016 Immersion Program to PHL

FYLPRO signs 3-year MOU with Ayala, DFA, launches application for 2016 Immersion Program to PHL

LOS ANGELES — FYLPRO representatives on May 18 signed a 3-year partnership with the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs and Ayala Foundation, Inc., which commences the launch of its 2016 Immersion Program application that would identify 10 Filipino-American young leaders to join an all-expense paid, week-long program in the Philippines, FYLPRO President Bea Rico announced […]

24.06.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
‘The Great Promenade of Philippine-American Friendship’ unveiled

‘The Great Promenade of Philippine-American Friendship’ unveiled

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Philippine Embassy proudly unveiled the “The Great Promenade of Philippine-American Friendship,” a mural by Filipino artist Dominic Rubio, and other works of art at the Chancery Annex building on 10 June 2016. Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. and his wife, Madam Maria Victoria Cuisia led the unveiling […]

16.06.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
PHL could lose leverage if Duterte junks EDCA —nat’l security expert

PHL could lose leverage if Duterte junks EDCA —nat’l security expert

MANILA (Mabuhay) –The Philippine could lose a vital leverage in the South China Sea disputes if the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement with the United States is junked by the administration of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte. Prof. Renato de Castro of the Albert del Rosario Institute, an independent international and strategic research organization, said in a forum […]

09.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

US loses status of world’s most competitive economy to Hong Kong

MOSCOW  (PNA/Sputnik) – The United States has lost its world’s most competitive economy status to China Hong Kong and Switzerland, a report by the IMD World Competitiveness Center research group revealed. According to the report, Singapore, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Canada followed China Hong Kong, Switzerland and the United States in the […]

03.06.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·