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Candidates to the Miss Filipina International (formerly Binibining Pilipinas USA) carry the banner of the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles during the parade. Photo © Teodoro Yap

Filipinotown kicks off 120th day independence celebration in Southern California

By Abner Galino REIGNING beauty queens and candidates headlined the Kalayaan parade in the historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles as Filipino Americans celebrate the 120th Philippine Independence Day all over Southern California. As billed, this year’s Filipinotown parade has eclipsed similar parades of the previous years. This year’s independence celebration is anchored on the theme: Pagbabagong ipinaglaban alay sa masaganang […]

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Philippines Demands Beijing Stop Seizing Fishing Boat Hauls in South China Sea

By Sputnik News ON MONDAY, the Philippine president’s office demanded that China stop confiscating fish caught by Filipino fishermen in the disputed South China Sea. Beijing claims numerous islets and shoals in the South China Sea, including Scarborough Shoal, and have spent the last few years reclaiming significant land around them to form stable islands large enough for military installations. The reef, also claimed […]

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Colegio San Agustin-Makati veterans formed first ever CSA veteran educators association in the US

Colegio San Agustin-Makati veterans formed first ever CSA veteran educators association in the US

AFTER several attempts through the years, the former staff and faculty members of Colegio San Agustin-Makati finally made it and launched the first ever association of CSA veterans in the United States. Guided by Agustinian values, the CSAer educators, families and friends elected their first set of officers during the founding meeting of the newly formed “The Filipino-American Agustinians” (FA) […]

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NAPOLCOM approves creation of Peace Process and Development Center

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK IN A bid to enhance the role of the Philippine National Police in the peace efforts of the government, the National Police Commission has approved the creation of the PNP-Peace Process and Development Center. NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said the new office has effectively restructure, strenthened and renamed the old […]

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QC to commemorate 120th anniversary of Philippine independence proclamation.

EVERYTHING is set in Quezon City for the 120th anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine independence. Mayor Herbert Bautista will lead a simple commemoration ceremony in front of the City Hall building at 8 am. on Tuesday with the theme, “Kalayaan 2018: Pagbabagong Ipinaglaban, Alay sa Masaganang Kinabukasan.” The guest of honor for the said event is Department of Interior […]

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CNMI to preserve Chamorro and Carolinian languages

CNMI to preserve Chamorro and Carolinian languages

By Lori Lyn Lirio IN A bid to preserve the Chamorro and Carolinian languages, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands will present via the World Wide Web on June 16, ‘KETUNGU Chamorro’(Let’s Learn Chamorro), a 10-part series of educational and cultural show about the people of the Marianas. Produced by Rivers Pictures, KETUNGU Chamorro will feature instructors from three Public […]

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The Quezon City Public Library extends its service by two more hours

THE Quezon City Public Library will extend the hours it serves the public for a month starting June 18 to determine its viability. Instead of the 8 to 5 p.m. operation time during the work week, the QCPL, the nation’s most modern local government run library, will instead be open from 8 to 7 p.m. The extended hours will allow […]

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Crackdown on handheld radios used by colorum vehicle drivers has started to yield results – PH Inter-Agency Council for Traffic

IN A bid to fully eliminate illegal use of ultra-high frequency and very high frequency handheld radios by some UV Express operators and drivers, the National Telecommunications Commission on Wednesday joined the Inter-Agency Council for Traffic operations, it was learned today. According to a statement dated June 9, the I-ACT disclosed that aside from the anti-colorum and out of line […]

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NAPOLCOM promotes 745 PNP personnel who risked their lives “above and beyond the call of duty” during the Marawi siege

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE National Police Commission has confirmed the special promotion of 745 police personnel who have shown acts of conspicuous courage and gallantry in action during the siege of Marawi City by the terrorists Maute and Abu Sayyaf Groups. According to NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao, the Commission in an en banc […]

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Fil Am student commands the famous Junior ROTC battalion of Saipan Souther High School

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE famous Manta Ray battalion of the Saipan Southern High School is again commanded by a Filipino American student after being led by another Fil Am high school student who brought it honors last year, it was learned yesterday. Nicole Malasarte is now the new Manta Ray battalion commander, replacing Joanna Yutuc. The change of command […]

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Apat na hinihinalang kidnapper at carnapper tiklo sa QC

Ni Santiago Celario INIHARAP ng Quezon City Police District nitong Biyernes sa mga mamamahayag ang apat na kalalakihan, kabilang ang isang dating pulis at isang dati ring ahente ng Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, na sinasabing sangkot sa mga kasong carnapping at kidnapping. Kinilala ni QCPD Director Chief Superintendent Joselito Esquivel Jr. ang apat na sina Arnold Camayang, 33, dating Intelligence […]

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National group of Philippine lawyers seeks to reverse the Supreme Court’s ousting of Chief Justice

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE Integrated Bar of the Philippines said it will file today (Friday) a motion for reconsideration before the Supreme Court seeking the reversal of its decision to remove via Quo Warranto petition Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno as its Chief Justice. In a statement, the IBP, through its Board of Governors, said “with due respect to […]

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Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce Statement of Facts

Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce Statement of Facts

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Dalawang umano ay pusakal na holdaper todas sa mga pulis QC

Ni Santiago Celario NAPATAY ng pulisya nitong Miyerkoles ng gabi sa isang nagpuputukang habulan ang dalawang pusakal na holdaper, ilang sandali matapos daw nilang limasin ang personal na ari-arian ng mga kumakain sa isang restaurant sa Quezon City. Ayon sa isang pahayag ng Quezon City Police District, hindi pa kilala ang mga napatay dahil walang nakuhang mapagkikilanlan sa mga ito. […]

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Quick acting cops collared a thief prowling the NAIA

By Benjie Lim Vergara IN A bid to recoup his losses, a gambler on Wednesday stole a cellular phone from the charging station of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 domestic area, it was reported by the police yesterday. According to Jericho Jude Baldonado, 44, a resident of Makati City, he lost a lot of money due to his […]

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(File Photo) BMP in a mass action demanding an end to contractualization and anti-worker policies of the Duterte administration.

Labor group files a “notice of strike’ before Malacañang

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilpino-National Capital Region and Rizal on Wednesday filed a “notice of strike” before Malacañang in a last ditch effort to compel the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte to do something about erosion of the purchasing capability of the poor due go the rising cost of living brought about by his continued […]

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QC personnel to give accurate weather report following training

IN A bid to accurately disseminate information concerning the weather, the Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office last week has organized a three-day seminar-workshop on Hydrometeorological Hazards for its Emergency Operations Center personnel, it was learned yesterday. Weather specialists from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) served as seminar trainors. Among the topics tackled were […]

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US immigration rejected transitional worker petitions for over 100 Saipan nurses

By Lori Lyn Lirio DESPITE the lack of health care professionals in Saipan, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has rejected the transitional worker petition filed by the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation for 111 nurses, nurse managers and supervisors, it was learned yesterday. According to CHCC Chief Executive Officer Esther Muña, the CHCC has filed CW (transitional worker) petitions for […]

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Pagpatay sa Special Prosecutor ng Ombudsman lutas na

Ni Santiago Celario DAHIL sa mabilis na pagkilos ay nadakip ng mga awtoridad nitong Lunes ng hapon ang sinasabing nasa likod ng walang awang pananaksak at pagpatay sa isang Assistant Special Prosecutor ng Office of the Ombudsman, ilang oras matapos maganap ang krimen sa Quezon City. Kinilala ang suspek na si Angelito Avenido Jr, alias Moymoy, 31, isang jeepney barker […]

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PDEA inaugurates new Laboratory Service building

PDEA inaugurates new Laboratory Service building

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK IN A bid to further its capability in relation to its mandate to suppress the proliferation of illegal drugs in the country, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency has inaugurated Friday its new Laboratory Service building at its national headquarters in Quezon City. PDEA Director General Aaron N. Aquino said the three-storey building features upgraded security […]

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LA County Library to upgrade wireless tech in 87 locations

By Abner Galino THE Los Angeles County Library has announced a forthcoming upgrade of the wireless technology in its 87 library locations following a US$5 million award from the Federal Communications Commission. The funding was part of FCC’s E-Rate Program. E-Rate is the commonly used name for programs undertaken by the Universal Service Fund for schools and libraries which is […]

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The Commonwealth Health Care Corporation board retains Esther Muña as CEO

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation Board of Trustees reaffirmed Esther Muña as their chief executive officer. The board convened on the evening of May 24 at the CHCC conference room for a special board meeting, the agenda of which was to evaluate and vote on competence of Muña. The board members – Chair Lauri Ogumoro, Dave Rosario […]

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‘The price for this is a kiss’: Duterte slammed over book exchange

By RT PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte is once again under fire from critics – this time it’s not for his infamously obtuse rhetoric, but for kissing a woman on the lips during a visit to Seoul. Duterte was addressing a meeting of the Filipino community in the South Korean capital when he announced that he would exchange a copy of […]

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Socialist labor group BMP accused government of blackmailing PH labor

Socialist labor group BMP accused government of blackmailing PH labor

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino accused the government and capital owners of blackmailing the Filipino workers to prevent them from “getting what is their due for their contribution to economic progress.” The BMP specifically cited as proof of its claim the fear mongering of Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno. In a recent statement, Diokno claimed that […]

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Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands team preparing for national debate in Florida

Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands team preparing for national debate in Florida

By Lori Lyn Lirio JONATHAN Wolf and Filipino American Vladimir Palma, who won in 2017 National Junior Speech Debate Association championship, both aim to make it to the final round when they compete at 2018 NJSDA to be held at Fort Lauderdale, Florida on June 20-22. “I am really hoping to make it at least to Top 5. Semi final […]

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