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Aveni Foundaiton aims to expedite development of gene-targeted therapies for Cancer

A non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, the Aveni Foundation, based in Santa Monica, California, aims to expedite the timely development of innovative gene-targeted therapies for metastatic cancer and other diseases. Metastatic cancer is associated with an invariably fatal outcome,...
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Pinoy geologist turned painter, captures emotions, energy to create his art

Manila-born Manuel “Nonoy” Gamboa, the second of six children to parents Dr. Elpidio Liongson Gamboa from Batangas and Regina Mayor from Romblon, “Nonoy” is a professional geologist, who retired at the early age of 56 years old from his job as senior...
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The Life and Legacy of ‘Mama Sita’ (Part II)

1982 -1998 – Sita did a series of cooking demonstrations in the US and Canada. Further, in Washington D.C., her audience were Filipino chefs working in the White House. And, while in San Francisco, she met celebrity chef, Martin Yan, who later came to the Philippines to...
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The Life and Legacy of “Mama Sita”

(Reprinted with permission from Adarna House’s Book “What Kids Should Know About Filipino Food“) Recently, this writer received a great “pasalubong” or gift from a dear fraternity brother (Bobby Mercado), who came to visit us here in Los Angeles. The...
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Drab Walls pulsates with life at Long Beach 3rd Annual POW!WOW!

A number of mural artists had art power by collectively transforming drab walls of the Long Beach into giant canvases that speaks volume on the sense of community of the historical city. Long Beach Vice Mayor Rex Richardson expressed his City’s appreciation of the  collective...

CAREGIVER AWARDED $170,000 IN CLAIM BEFORE LABOR COMMISSIONER

Chaleff Rehwald, a law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of caregivers, is pleased to announce a recent client award in an overtime claim before the Labor Commissioner.  Although each caregiver overtime case is unique, many of the same issues come up over and over again....
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Unbearable grief on the loss of a son and remembering treasured memories

This author gave birth to Jonathan Jason Gorges on June 25,1972 at the Weiss Memorial Hospital in the windy city of Chicago, Illinois. After three years, due to severe winter weather conditions, we left the windy city and found our way settling in a warmer climate, here in Los...
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OC Fil-Am Chamber of Commerce’s 22nd Awards Gala focuses on next gen

The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County focused this year’s signature event in celebrating  tomorrow’s leaders at the 22nd edition of the Annual Awards Gala last Oct. 7 at the Magic Kingdom Ballroom of Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. Indeed the magic of continuous...
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For love of country

Filipinos seem to be rallying behind the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, based on a nationwide survey conducted by Pulse Asia last month. In that survey conducted by Pulse Asia from September 25 to October 1, Duterte’s approval and trust rating among Filipinos in his...
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Humility as a virtue

The word humility is defined in the Merriam Webster Dictionary as the quality or state of being humble. Humility, most often than not, is mistaken as a sign of weakness and submissiveness or even fear. But to me, real humility is a sign of strength and confidence and courage...