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Another Fil-Am student in Saipan got top academic honor

A FILIPINO-American topped the graduating class for school year 2017 of a prestigious international school in Saipan. Lenard Gabriel Sarmiento Marcial got the highest award given to a student who achieved academic and spiritual excellence. He was among the 32 students who graduated this year from Eucon International School. Specifically, Sarmiento received the President’s award […]

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Filipino-American HS students in Northern Marianas continue quest for academic excellence

GRADUATING Filipino-American students continue to dominate the high school academic landscape in the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands not only in public schools but in private institutions as well. This time, it was Mount Carmel School’s Class 2017 valedictorian, Michael Roy Ortizo, who is a Fil-Am. In their valedictory and salutatory speeches, Ortizo and salutatorian […]

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Filipinotown jumpstarts PH Independence Day celebrations in Southern California

THE Filipino American communities in southern California continue their week long celebration of 119th Philippine Independence Day by launching different commemoration events which will culminate on Saturday with a program in Carson City that will be attended by superstar couple Dingdong Dantes and his wife Maryanne Rivera. Through the labor the Philippine Independence Day Foundation, […]

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P’que celebrates annual 32nd fiesta in Glendale, California

FILIPINO-Americans who originated from the colorful and historic Paranaque City in the Philippines, successfully held their 32nd annual Paranaque Fiesta Celebration in the city of Glendale, a suburb northeast of Los Angeles. The event was highlighted by a jovial and colorful parade of lavishly dressed girls and women known in the Philippines as Flores de […]

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PH Consul General in Los Angeles kicks off fund raiser for Filipino vet’s gold medals

PHILIPPINE Consul General in Los Angeles Adelio Angelito S. Cruz recently kicked off a benefit concert aimed to generate money for the production of United States Congressional Gold Medal for each of the surviving Filipino World War II veterans and, posthumously, to the families of those who already died. During a press conference organized by […]

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Fil-Am HS students continue their top academic streak

GRADUATING Filipino-American high school students in Saipan are steadily proving their academic worth by continuously bagging, one after the other, the top academic honors in their respective schools. Fil-Am students Laurence Palmes Butters and Iramhel Nazareno Talon were the valedictorian and salutatorian respectively of Class 2017 of Kagman High School. To the delight of their […]

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“No one would stand alone” – Immigrant rights advocates

“WE WANT to make sure that these deportations of immigrants don’t happen in the dark anymore,” said Adriana Guzman, immigrant outreach coordinator with Faith in Action Bay Area during a national press call where immigrant advocates and the media discussed the fear prevailing among immigrant communities in the first 100 days of the Trump administration. During […]

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Fil-Am HS students in Saipan continue to hug top academic honors

SURPRISED Filipino-American high school students in Saipan continue to garner top academic honors. Thus when Marylyn Yumul Tabuena was told that she was this year’s class valedictorian, she could not believe it. She has to ask the Saipan Southern High School administration several times if they were not joking. “Are you surprise too?” she asked […]

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Fil-Am students continue grabbing top academic honors in Saipan

FILIPINO-American students in the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands for this school year continue to grab the top academic academic honors bringing honor to their families, school and country of origin. Robert Jomar Salazar Malate, a Filipino American; and Yuuki Nishida, a Japanese-Filipino with an American citezenship were class valedictorian and salutatorian respectively of class […]

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Fil-Ams Snagged Top Academic Awards in Tinian

TWO graduating Filipino-American students of the Tinian Junior High School snagged the school’s top academic honors during the promotion ceremony that marks the end of their junior high school days. Clarence Paraiso Rodriguez graduated as class valedictorian and was the recipient of the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands Board of Education Award. He also […]

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Bigger 5th Filipinotown Kalayaan parade on June 3

THE 5th Historic Filipinotown Kalayaan Parade in Los Angeles is shaping up to be bigger and better as more Filipino-American organizations signified their intention to participate. For one, the event is already certain to be graced by the city’s respected political leaders, particularly Council member Mitch O’farrel (District 13) and Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez. The Philippine […]

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A different kind of scholarship

A DIFFERENT kind of scholarship for deserving students is gaining ground in the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands following the success of its pilot program in one of the public high schools in Saipan. This was learned Wednesday shortly after Kagman High School principal Leila Staffler thanked the members of the Saipan Chamber of Commerce […]

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Ang Diaspora Ng Pinoy:  Serbisyo Sa Amerika, Serbisyo Sa Mundo

“One person caring about another represents life’s greatest value.” — Jim Rohn ”‘Sir, ito na po iyong pampunas sa katawan ninyo, at robe na pampalit naman sa damit ninyo,’ sabi ni Chris, isang Pinoy na CNA or certified nursing assistant sa isang malaking ospital sa Los Angeles, California, bago ako operahan. Kasunod naman nuon ay […]

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Los Angeles City Council declares May 2nd as Fresh Off the Boat Day

THE Los Angeles City Council has declared May 2nd as “Fresh Off the Boat Day” in recognition of ABC’s popular sitcom television show’s positive portrayal of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) in mainstream media. The recognition of the successful comedy show was part of the celebration of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM). Los Angeles […]

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Two Fil-Ams make history in Cerritos, CA

FOR the first time in the history of the City of Cerritos, two Filipino-American politicians (one of them actually a Japanese-Filipino-American) are going to serve together in the five-member City Council. The election of Frank Aurelio Yokoyama as council member apparently empowered incumbent fellow Filipino-American council member Mark Pulido, who became mayor pro tempore, and resulted in […]

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EJK the movie makes it to Riverside Int’l film fest in California

  EJK (Extra Judicial Killings) the movie, which is undoubtedly generating a lot buzz in the Philippines and abroad because of the sensitivity of the issue tackled in the film, has been selected as one of the 12 finalists in the ongoing Riverside International Film Festival (RIFF), one of the longest running film excellence appreciation […]

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Fil-Am students seek PH studies in schools

  KNOWLEDGE, truth, roots, identity, legacy, continuity, community, unity, survival, liberation, freedom and hope are some of the ideals cited by Filipino-American students why they want Philippine studies in California schools. Standing up on a big human circle that they made inside the conference room of the Philippine Workers Center (PWC) in downtown Los Angeles, the […]