Diaspora

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

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 isa ulit na Pinoy, si […]

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The Tagalog Association of Texas has a new set of officers

THE Houston based Tagalog Association of Texas on Saturday elected a new set of officers who will continue its organizational legacy of serving the Filipino. The elected officers of Tagalog Association for 2017-19 are: President:                                                   […]

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Randall Park, one of the mainstays of the Fresh off the Boat sitcom, shares a light moment with LA City Mayor Eric Garcetti (right) and City Council president Herb Wesson during the honoring of the successful ABC sitcom at the City Council plenary hall this week. Photo © Abner Galino

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 Mayor Eric Garcetti, during his […]

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Fil-Am Councilors Mark Pulido (left) and Frank Yokoyama (right) Photo  © Abner Galino

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 the appointment of Grace Hu […]

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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 event in the Inland Empire. […]

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Philippine studies in schools Photo © Abner Galino

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 Filipino-American students vowed to carry […]

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5th Historic Filipinotown Kalayaan celeb slated on June 3

  THE 5th Historic Filipinotown Kalayaan Parade has been scheduled on the morning of June 03, 2017, a Saturday. This was learned recently after the Historic Filipinotown Kalayaan Organizing Committee made the announcement as it enjoined Filipino-American organizations to participate in the annual event. Art Garcia, one of the organizers said assembly area would be parking area of the Silverlake Medical […]

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Eat Bulaga’s Kalye Serye jiggles Pasadena, California

Eat Bulaga’s Kalye Serye jiggles Pasadena, California

FANS of the Kalye Serye, the popular segment of “Eat Bulaga!” filled Pasadena Civic Auditorium to the brim on Sunday (April 9) and gave a resounding proof to the vitality of AlDub, the love team that was created in the same segment. Kalye Serye is a semi-scripted, reality TV-style comedy episode on the longest running variety TV show in the […]

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Fil-Am whiz kid Robert Malate with MHS Principal Cherlyn Cabrera Photo © Lyn Lirio

Fil-Am whiz kid from Saipan accepted to Harvard University

HARVARD University and Dartmouth College, two of America’s premier learning institutions belonging to the elite Ivy League schools, have accepted a talented 18-year old senior public high school student from Saipan fulfilling his dream to enter in one of the United States’ best school. Robert Jomar Malate, whose father Roberto and mother Theresa are both Filipino descent, got the surprise […]

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Consul General Adelio Adelito S. Cruz assists a Filipino WW II veteran cut the ribbon to open the exhibit at the Philippine Consulate office. Also in photo are volunteers who portray Philippine Scouts during WW II and another one who portrays US Army General Douglas MacArthur. On the far right is Gil Mislang, leader of Lt. Alexander Nininger of the Philippine Scouts Heritage Society. Photo © Abner Galino

World War II exhibit opens at PH Consulate in LA

AN EXHIBIT of World War II artifacts recently opened at the Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles as part of a month-long endeavor to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the historic Bataan Death March. Consul General Adelio Angelito S. Cruz of the Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles, led the cutting of the ribbon to open the exhibit on Monday night (April […]

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Pabasa ng “Pasyong Mahal”  in Los Angeles’ Filipinotown

Pabasa ng “Pasyong Mahal” in Los Angeles’ Filipinotown

PABASA ng Pasyong Mahal, arguably the centerpiece celebration of the Holy Week by Filipino Catholics, is unfolding on its third year at the historic Filipinotown in downtown Los Angeles. Bernie Targa-Ganon, president of Philippine Institute of Language, Arts and Culture (PILAC), said the Lenten Week tradition, commonly referred only either as Pabasa or Pasyon, is going to be held at […]

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Consul General Adelio Angelito S. Cruz stresses a point during a press briefing at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall for the Bataan Death March commemoration activities in Los Angeles. Beside him is Dr. Jenny Batongmalaque of the Filipino Veterans Foundation.     					Photo by Abner Galino

Fil-American Bataan vets to be honored in Los Angeles

“SUCH heroism and gallantry must not be forgotten.” Thus said Consul General Adelio Angelito S. Cruz of the Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles, referring to an estimated 80,000 captured Filipino and American soldiers who were forced to march by the Japanese Imperial Army on a 70-mile route — from the Bataan peninsula to the nearby province of Tarlac — during […]

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Sword of Damocles hangs over the heads of DACA recipients

  THE Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) remains intact but the proverbial “sword of Damocles” hangs over the heads of its 750,000 recipients nationwide as the Trump administration continue to manifest an anti-immigrant tendency. Although Donald Trump was heard saying during the presidential campaign that he would take care of the “Dreamers” (the popular term for undocumented persons brought […]

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PH expresses concern about Filipino contract workers in Saipan

PHILIPPINE Consul General Marciano R. De Borja on Tuesday expressed concern over the fate of Filipino contract workers in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands to be affected by the visa extension denials. De Borja made known the Philippine government’s concern during his courtesy visit to CNMI Gov. Ralph Torres. He said thousands of Filipino workers will be affected […]

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Diwang Pinay comes to Pasadena playhouse

NO ONE could tell your story better than you could. And Diwang Pinay (Spirit of the Filipina), a multidimensional cultural show conceptualized by the women advocacy group Gabriela, is a step towards that direction — providing the venue for those who would tell their own their stories of journey and struggle. On Sunday, March 19, 2017, ten females, six of them […]

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Consulate General in LA helps to protect rights of legal, undocumented Pinoy workers

LOS ANGELES (LA)-Philippine Consul General Adelio Angelito S. Cruz recently called on documented and undocumented Filipino workers to avail of the services of the Philippine Consulate if they have issues or concerns regarding their employments. Cruz made the call shortly after the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles renewed an agreement with the United States Department of Labor-Wage and Hour […]

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LA councilmember Mitch O’farrel stresses a point during a speech before Filipino-American civil rights advocates in downtown LA last Saturday (February 25). Photo © Abner Galino

EDSA revolution examined, remembered in Los Angeles

“THERE is hope. There is strength in numbers.”Thus said Los Angeles Council member Mitch O’farrel as parting words to Filipino-American social justice advocates after he gave a brief speech in a symposium titled “People and the power of resistance — an occasion held to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the Philippine’s People Power revolution,” which is also known as EDSA […]

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Philippine Consulate to hold outreach program in Texas

Philippine Consulate to hold outreach program in Texas

THE Philippine Consulate General will hold an outreach program in Dallas, Texas this month to help Filipinos renew their passports without going through the hassle of traveling to Los Angeles, California. Specifically, the outreach will be conducted on March 18 and 19 at the 4343 Sigma Road, Dallas Events Center Suite 600, Farmers Branch, TX 75244. The outreach program is […]

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SAnti-Trump protesters carrying banners and placards Photo © Abner Galino

Precarious times for immigrants in US

THE time has become more precarious for immigrants, legal or undocumented, in the United States of America. This is according to immigration lawyers and advocates who participated in a national press call hosted by New America Media and Ready California on Wednesday (February 8). Sally Kinoshita, deputy director of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), advised undocumented immigrants under detention […]

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LA Catholic Fil-Ams celebrate Bishop Solis’s promotion

FILIPINO-American Catholics in Los Angeles expressed jubilation over the appointment of Filipino-born Bishop Oscar Solis, as the new head of the Diocese of Salt Lake City in Utah. Solis, 63, currently an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, will fill a nearly two year vacancy in Salt Lake City after Bishop John Charles Wester was appointed to lead […]

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Lester and his family reunited  after seven years

OFW reunites with family on Christmas time after 7 years

(Last of a two-part series)LESTER Ramos used to be a materials controller in a gadget plant in General Trias, Cavite — a job that was usually held by people who have engineering background. But Lester, who rose from the ranks, said he got the job through sheer hard work and experience. “Kapag nagtrabaho po kasi ako, pinag-aaralan ko po talagang mabuti,” […]

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Lester and his family reunited  after seven years

OFW family reunites on Christmas time after 7 years

  (First of two parts) Here’s a merry Christmas story. On a rundown sofa inside a two-bedroom apartment in Buena Park sits Lester, 41, his wife Rudilyn, 38, son Lance Daniel, 11 and daughter Leah Anne, 8. Beside them is an amply decorated five-foot Christmas tree. It is the first time, says Lester, that his family has made a Christmas […]

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Freddie Roach takes another Pinoy fighter under his wings

ANOTHER Filipino boxer has placed the fate of his boxing career into the hands of the famous Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach. Mercito Gesta, 29, who is presently based in San Diego and fights in the lightweight division, is moving to Los Angeles early next year to train at the Wild Card Gym, which by itself is a well-known place. […]

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The newly crowned Philippine Children’s Charities Inc. (PCCI) Ambassadress Miss Teen Philippines-USA Universe 2016 Angelique Cobilla; Miss Teen Philippines-USA International 2016 Kyrsten Rioveros; Miss Teen Philippines-USA World 2016 Rheana Ocampo; Miss Teen Philippines-USA California 2016 Yasmin Savalan; Miss Philippines USA Universe 2016 Nerfitte Wanzo; Miss Philippines-USA International 2016 Jasmine Morada; Miss Philippines-USA California 2016 Danielle Viral; Mrs. Philippines-USA Universe 2016 Dory Bagallian; Mrs. Philippines-USA International 2016 Leenda Balauag; Mrs. Philippines-USA World 2016 Leilani King; and Mrs. Philippines USA California 2016 Judith Catigan. Photo © Abner Galino

PCCI’s newly crowned queens to lead RP aid missions

RIGHT after being crowned 11 ambassadress — four of them teeners, seven ladies, including four housewives;  — pledged to lead the feeding and medical missions to the Philippines as part of the continuing project of the Philippine Children’s Charities Inc. (PCCI) for the poor. The newly crowned PCCI Ambassadress are: Miss Teen Philippines-USA Universe 2016 Angelique Cobilla; Miss Teen Philippines-USA International […]

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Fil-Am groups laud Los Angeles Justice Fund

FILIPINO American immigration advocates have lauded the efforts of the political leaders of Los Angeles (LA) country, led by Mayor Eric Garcetti of the City of LA, to protect undocumented immigrants from awaited onslaught as political administration changes in Washington D.C. The project to set up a $10 million so-called LA Justice Fund was hailed by Filipino American immigrant right […]

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