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2018 “Best Picture of the Year” competition opens on October 1

By Abner Galino THE 2018 “Best Picture of the Year” competition is set to open on October 1, as the Filipino American History Month is celebrated throughout the US. The photography contest, which is on its second year, is jointly sponsored by the Philippine Institute of Language, Arts and Culture (PILAC) and the Filipino American […]

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Los Angeles’ Filipinotown is all set for 120th Philippine Independence

By Abner Galino THE Historic Filipinotown is all set to hold one of the biggest Filipino American parade in celebration of the 120th Philippine Independence Day. This year’s independence celebration is anchored on the theme: Pagbabagong ipinaglaban alay sa masaganang bukas. (Changes fought for sacrifices for a prosperous future). As of this writing, some 32 […]

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Pinoy boxers in tears after surprise reception in Los Angeles’ Filipinotown

By Abner Galino TOMORROW, either International Boxing Federation (IBF) bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas would have retained his junior bantamweight world boxing belt, or his challenger Jonas Sultan would have earned his first world championship title. Whichever way the Fresno, California fight goes, the Philippines will not lose a world championship belt — as both fighters […]

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Filipino American Community in LA celebrates 73rd anniversary

By Abner Galino A SIMPLE but meaningful celebration marked the 73rd anniversary of the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles in the historic Filipinotown late last month. The gala night was highlighted by the honoring and crowning of FACLA’s ambassadors of goodwill – Elizabeth Zaide (Mrs. Filipino Cultural Center/FACLA), Amy Saguinsin (Mrs. Luzon), Alyssa Stovin […]