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‘Stateside’ sees first screening in Los Angeles By Abner Galino

Challenging is an understatement when used to describe producing a film here in Los Angeles where, as we all know, the legendary Hollywood is situated. So, more than a year after the makers, the crew and the cast of the movie “Stateside” held a press conference to announce the...
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Pinoy bakery renews trip to PHL prize contest By Abner Galino

A customer loyalty rewards contest that offers free round-trip tickets to the Philippines and as well as a culinary tour has been recently re-launched by Leelin Bakery and Café, in cooperation with the Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) in Los Angeles and the Philippine Air...
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Health chief seeks to boost vaccination rate for kids

MANILA – Health Secretary Dr. Francisco Duque III has sought the help of various stakeholders in improving the vaccination rate for children, which was at 70 percent in 2016, far from the health department’s target. “Today, our vaccination coverage for fully immunized...
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PHL Embassy holds roundtable on federalism 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Philippine Embassy in cooperation with the US-Philippines Society organized a roundtable discussion on federalism, featuring Cagayan Export Zone Authority (CEZA) CEO Raul L. Lambino on 08 November 2017. Secretary Lambino, a strong advocate of federalism, is...
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‘Hollywood March’ for Filipino WW II veterans this Saturday By Abner Galino

The highly successful annual march for justice for Filipino World War II veterans, better known here as the Hollywood march, is all set this Saturday (November 11, 2017). Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) national coordinator Al P. Garcia said participants to the 17th...

Birdshot’ shown in Asian World Film Festival By Abner Galino

Critically acclaimed Philippine movie “Birdshot” was among the foreign films that were screened in the just concluded 3rd Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) held in Culver City from October 26 to November 6. An AWFF organizer told Weekend Balita/US Asian Post that Birdshot’s...
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Iraq war veteran ‘Bagyo’ fights the fight of his life By Abner Galino

The scorching daytime heat and the cold nights of the desert around the Al Numaniyah district in Iraq were all but sparse memories for Filipino American Marine Sgt. Mark Villamac Ho, better known here in Los Angeles as “Bagyo” – the hip-hop artist. The invasion of Iraq resulted...

Duterte tells police: Bring media along on ops

MANILA, Sept 6 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday told the police to bring the media along on operations amid growing questions about the administration’s drug war. “I suggest to the police to bring hordes of media in their operations. Dadalhin mo lahat...

Gatchalian appeals to House over P1k budget for ERC: Don’t punish entire agency

MANILA, Sept 6 (Mabuhay) — The chairman of the Senate energy committee on Wednesday appealed to the House of Representatives to reconsider its decision to allocate a budget of only P1,000 for the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), saying the entire agency should not be...

Ozamiz vice mayor convinced boyfriend Herbert Colanggo to testify against De Lima — lawyer

MANILA, Aug 1 (Mabuhay) — Lawyer Ferdinand Topacio on Tuesday said his client, arrested Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog-Echavez, was the one who convinced suspected drug lord Herbert Colanggo to testify against Senator Leila de Lima. “I know for a fact...