Sylvia La Torre (left)  and granddaughter Anna Ma. Perez de Tagle

Sylvia La Torre, Anna Maria take FASO show to climax

TO be sexy, bubbly and sophisticated, all at once on stage, requires more than talent. In other words, not an easy feat — except if one is endowed with a face (which is a toss between a teenager and a full-blown woman) and a charisma such that of Anna Maria Perez de Tagle. Escorted to the stage by no other […]

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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 its summer concert on Saturday, […]

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DACA recipients Anthony Ng and Michelle Yoon (7th and 8th from left, respectively) pose with the panel members of the New America Media (NAM) roundtable forum in downtown Los Angeles last week. The meeting was attended by representatives from the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacifc Islanders(WHIAAPI), the USCIS-Los Angeles Field Office, Department of Labor, non-profit organizations and members of the media.

DACA remains valid, Asians urged to avail of immigration relief

CONTRARY to popular impression, President Barack Obama’s executive action in 2012 to shield from deportation undocumented persons who came to the U.S. z when they were children, otherwise known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA, remains in effect despite a recent unfavorable decision by the US Supreme Court on the extent of executive powers to grant immigration […]

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Members of JNS dance crew at a Long Beach street after the competition

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 senior division highest award dubbed […]

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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 of the recently approved Filipino […]

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Pinoys showing their skills. Photo © Abner Galino

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 depth of its bench year […]

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Queen of Asia Pacific pageant joins Beverly Hills’ biggest 2016 event

THE Queen of Asia Pacific (QAP) beauty pageant is preparing to step out into a bigger stage, both literally and figuratively, as it forms part of a big event that will take place in Beverly Hills in October this year. The said event, being hyped as an “epic” Beverly Hills occasion, will include a parade of celebrities, a gathering of […]

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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, business and civil society leaders […]

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Nine new members were sworn in by the Los Angeles  Philippine Women's Club (LA PWC) on their 55th Anniversary last Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the Manila Terrace Apartments Social hall at 2328 Historic FIlipintown, DTLA.  New LA PWC President Perla Santos  ( fourth person on the  left) in Blue Pilipina terno with the new members

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 adds that their dedication inspired […]

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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 families to the U.S. The […]

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FACLA members with Beyond Deadlines writer Abner Galino (third from left) and standing on his left is LAPT Director Richmond Jimenez

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 apparent inherent capability of 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 to his hometown of Porac, […]

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Only in the United Arab Emirates, perhaps.

Only in the United Arab Emirates, perhaps.

I LOVE driving. I do a lot of it. Every day. On these drives, I notice things and  wonder about a lot and contemplate on others. Some things make me laugh and in rare instances when I get upset and angry, sad. There is always something to wonder about when I go wandering in my trusty Ford. I love the […]

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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 n’yong sabihing onli in the […]

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Belle Datu

Tagalog Association of Texas Easter Sunday event

The Tagalog Association of Texas under the presidency of Ms. Belle Datu will hold its annual Easter Sunday picnic on March 27 at Elridge Park, Sugarland, Texas. All interested parties are welcome to attend. This is a potluck event. It would feature the traditional egg hunt and parlor games for kids and will start at noon and end at about […]

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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 ang pulitika sa Pilipinas at […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, Opinions
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Keeping the love (for Tagalog) alive

BAYANG Lualhati Flores, a college freshman and only daughter of fellow journalist Nelson Flores, speaks Tagalog like she just stepped out of a plane from Manila. When she speaks English, you’ll know she’s from Texas. That is a great achievement from someone who came to the US when she was still a grade schooler and had to grow up with […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora