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Filipino American Symphony Orchestra set to play in Glendale on Saturday

BROADWAY actress, teen drum prodigy among special guests in FASO’s Aug. 13 concert Broadway actress Joan Almedilla, 13-year-old drum prodigy Vinnie Aguas and other outstanding Fil-Am talents are joining legendary veteran entertainer Sylvia La Torre and her singer-actress granddaughter Anna Maria Perez de Tagle as special guests of the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO) in […]

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Pinoy talents win top award in “Olympics of performing arts” Poor boys from RP slums save team

CITY of Long Beach, CA — THE Philippine team lived up to its billing as a powerhouse group in the “Olympics of the performing arts,” — officially known as the World Championships of the Performing Arts (WCOPA) — held here in the city of Long Beach in California, USA. The Philippine team won the competition’s […]

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USCIS Urge FilAm Vets to Apply for FWVP

CARSON, Ca —- The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) urges FilAm veterans or their spouse to apply for parole under the Filipino WWII Veterans Parole (FWVP) program. Stephanie Kwan and Allison Kent, USCIS staff members made the appeal as they explained to the Filipino American community members and Filipino American WWII veterans the details […]

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Pinoy talents in US to seek glory in “Olympics of Performing Arts”

LOS Angeles —  Not too many competition organizations in the world consider the Philippines as a powerhouse team. But in the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA), considered as the “Olympics of the Performing Arts,” the country’s team is held by its rivals in high regard. It is constantly being measured for strength and the […]

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The search for ten outstanding young Fil-Am to join week long Philippine immersion starts

LOS ANGELES — FYLPRO, a non-profit organization of high-performing, next-generation Filipino leaders that have a passion for advancing the Philippines and the Filipino people, has launched its 2016 Immersion Program application to identify ten Filipino-American young leaders who will join an all-expense paid, week-long program in the Philippines. The program includes meetings with top government, […]

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Los Angeles’ Philippine Women’s Club mark 55 years of community service

Los Angeles- “The oldies but the goodies.” The Los Angeles Philippine Women’s Club ( LA PWC), the oldest Filipino-American women’s organization, marked their 55th years of community service by installing new officers and members. In her welcome address, past president Amelia Arichea lauded the organization’s officers for their tireless effort is running the organization. She […]

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US government grants T visas to Pinoy victims of human trafficking

LOS Angeles –The United States government recently provided T-visas to the 11 Filipino victims of human trafficking after they won their lawsuit against the owners of L’Amonde French Bakery who subjected them to inhumane working conditions. T visas provide victims of human trafficking temporary legal status and work authorization and allow them to bring their […]

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Pinoy hospitality transcends sexual orientations

“THE legendary hospitality of the Filipinos transcends sexual orientations.” This was pointed out by Los Angeles-Philippine Tourism Director Richmond Jimenez during the weekly Kapihan sa FACLA in the Historic Filipino Town (HFT) last Tuesday (June 14, 2016). Jimenez expressed sympathy for the victims of the Florida gay bar massacre and went on to praise the […]

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Finally it is the right one….

FINALLY the grieving family of an Overseas Filipino Worker who died in Israel got his remains after first receiving the wrong cadaver early this month. The body of 58-year old Fernando Peralta was flown in at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport shortly after noon by Thai Airways flight TG620 after which it was brought straight […]

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Ang kaibahan ng Los Angeles sa Metro Manila pagdating sa trapiko

  MARAMI ang nahihirapang pumili ng kanilang mga kandidato para sa pagka-pangulo at pangalawang pangulo ng Pilipinas. Ayos sana kung dahil sa sobrang gagaling ng mga pinagpipilian kung kaya nahihirapan tayong magpasya. Ang saya natin sana kung ito ang dahilan kung bakit ‘di tayo makapili ng iboboto. Kaso nga po ay hindi. Buntong-hininga! Pero ‘wag […]

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Mga kaganapang pulitikal sa Los Angeles, jamming sa La Habra at iba pa*

MASIGLA ang galaw ng pulitika dito sa Los Angeles. Hindi man maihahambing sa “init” ng bakbakan sa Pilipinas, masarap pa ring sundan ang banggaan ng mga grupong pulitikal dito. Dalawang ilog ang nilalanguyan ng mga Filipino-American o Fil-Am (hindi po ako Fil-Am, “FF” lang po ako – feeling Fil-Am) dito sa Los Angeles. Ito po […]