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Unionism takes center stage in LA’s Larry Itliong Day

By Abner Galino THE history of the first Filipino farm workers in the United States and their contributions to unionism, took the center stage last week during the celebration of the Larry Itliong Day in Los Angeles. The day-long celebration last Sautrday at the Unidad Park on Beverly Boulevard drew hundreds of visitors, most of them young Filipino Americans. A […]

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Last year’s (November 2017) photo of the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) rally in Hollywood. The yearly march has returned to the Filipinotown in the City of Los Angeles as the City of West Hollywood doesn’t want the Filipino American rally there anymore. Photo by Abner Galino

March for Pinoy veterans comes back to Filipinotown

By Abner Galino THE annual march that seeks justice for Filipino World War II veterans, which has been known as “Hollywood march for justice,” has returned to the historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles. The City of West Hollywood has refused to issue rally permit to the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), the prime mover of the yearly demonstration. One […]

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Fil-Ams mobilize opposition to  “looming Philippine dictatorship”

Fil-Ams mobilize opposition to “looming Philippine dictatorship”

By Abner Galino MALAYA, a U.S.-based alliance against the killings in the Philippines, on Friday night held a forum in downtown Los Angeles to galvanize Filipinos and non-Filipinos to oppose President Rodrigo Duterte. The forum, “Voices From The Frontlines: Stories from the Human Rights Crisis in the Philippines and the Struggle for Justice,” was hosted by actress and activist Giselle […]

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Hate crimes continue to rise in LA County

THE Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations (LACCHR) has reported that data on hate crimes in Los Angeles County in 2017 showed a five percent increase from the previous year. The LACCHR report said there were 508 hate crimes reported in the County in 2017. For the past four years, hate crimes have been trending upwards and there has […]

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LA County Beach Commission endorses Measure W

THE Los Angeles County Beach Commission has voted on Wednesday to support Measure W, a November ballot proposal that Commissioners said would help protect the County’s iconic beaches from trash and contaminants after rainfall. The Commission voted unanimously to support the “Los Angeles Region’s Public Health and Safe, Clean Water Program,” a property tax assessment that would generate $300 million […]

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PNP Global Police Community Relations drumbeats in LA

PNP Global Police Community Relations drumbeats in LA

By Abner Galino A CONTINGENT from the Philippine National Police, particularly from its Police Community Relations Office went to Los Angeles last week (September 21) to drumbeat for their so-called “Global Police Community Relations” program. The chief of the PNP-PCRO, Chief Supt. Rhodel Sermonia, and his men held a town hall meeting at the Philippine Consulate Office in Los Angeles […]

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L.A. County marks progress vs sexual exploitation of children

LOS Angeles County is making significant progress in its efforts to end the sexual exploitation of children through a range of tactics, including expansion of first-responder protocols to the region’s largest police forces, targeting exploiters and buyers both on the streets and online, and expanding training to help County employees identify potential victims. The progress was outlined in a new […]

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JNS members pose with supporters shortly after losing their championship bid at the America’s Got Talent last Tuesday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.  Photo by Abner Galino

High heel shoe-wearing Pinoy all-male dance crew exits AGT

By Abner Galino THE run of the high heel shoe-wearing Junior New System in the 13th season of the popular America’s Got Talent has ended but their legacy as the only Filipino dance crew that has gone so far in the said competition will surely live on. The all-male Pinoy dance crew was eliminated last September 5, during an hour-long […]

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NITONG nagdaang Biyernes sa Stafford Centre ay pinasaya ng husto ng mga crooner na sina Rey Valera at David Pomeranz ang ating mga kababayan sa saliw ng kanilang mga walang kupas na “love songs.” Tiyak ko na marami sa mga nanood ng konsierto ang naglakbay pabalik sa panahon sa pamamagitan ng landasin ng mga alaala o “memory lane.” Nabuhay na […]

A part of a recent Philippine Independence Day (June 12, 2018) joint rally by Filipinos and Vietnamese in front of the Chinese embassy in Los Angeles. Photo by Ren Arrieta

Filipinos, Vietnamese celebrate RP’s court victory over China in sea dispute

By Abner Galino FILIPINO Americans and their Vietnamese American allies on Thursday held another joint demonstration in front of the People’s Republic of China’s consular office in Los Angeles to protest the alleged territorial incursions of the Asian superpower in the West Philippine Sea. The protest was timed with the second anniversary of the decision of the United Nations (UN) […]

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Filipino Americans and Vietnamese Americans join forces to protest People’s Republic of China’s incursion into the Philippine territory in the West Philippine Sea.  The two groups met in front of the Chinese consulate office in mid-city in Shatto Place, Los Angeles on June 12, the day marks the 120th Philippine Independence Day. Photo by Odette Galino

Fil-Ams, Viet-Ams demonstrate together at Chinese embassy in Los Angeles

By Abner Galino WITH the temperature hovering between 80 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit, contingents of Filipino Americans and Vietnamese Americans together held a mass action in front People’s Republic of China (PRC) consulate office in mid-city Los Angeles Tuesday to protest the alleged aggressive behavior of the rising Asian superpower in the West Philippine Sea. For the Filipino Americans, Tuesday, […]

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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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Los Angeles county creates first Arts Department

By Abner Galino IN A bid to further elevate Los Angeles County’s arts and culture, its Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to create the first Arts Department of the county. The creation of County Arts Department was jointly pushed by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Board Chair Sheila Kuehl. It earned a great deal of support from arts funders, creators […]

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Members of the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) show their butterfly costumes as they join other marchers during the commemoration of the International Workers Day. Photo © Abner Galino

Filipino American workers join May 1 rally in southern California

By Abner Galino Members of the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) show their butterfly costumes as they join other marchers during the commemoration of the International Workers Day. Photo © Abner Galino A BIG contingent of Filipino Americans, most of them workers, joined thousands of marchers in the cities of Los Angeles and Long Beach on the commemoration of International Workers […]

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Noypitz returns, Kapistahan closes

By Abner Galino A FILIPINO restaurant that has been gone for five years has re-opened as another in the heart of Filipinotown in Los Angeles bade goodbye to its clientele. Noypitz Bar and Grill officially opened its doors again to its Filipino American clients at noontime Saturday last week. The ribbon cutting was officiated by Philippine Consul General in Los […]

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