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150 Fil-Am WWII vets receive US Congressional Gold Medal

HONOLULU, May 16, 2018 – Some 150 Filipino World War II veterans received the Congressional Gold Medal award during the World War II Filipino Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Presentation at the Coral Ballroom of the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Hawaii on 06 May 2018....
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Jannelle So returns to LA 18 debuting ‘So Jannelle’ to local audience

(Los Angeles, California – February 2017) After almost 4 years away from the local L.A. television airwaves, journalist/host/producer and now entrepreneur Jannelle So is making her much anticipated return to where it all began by bringing “So Jannelle”, a weekly half-hour...
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12th Ambassador’s Tour launched in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Philippine Embassy announced today the launch of the 12th Ambassador’s Tour, which will feature the top tourist attractions in Manila, Cebu and Bohol on 9-15 July 2018. A joint undertaking of the Philippine Foreign Service Posts in the United States,...
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11-year-old Fil-Am golfer to play in World Championship By Abner Galino

An 11-year-old Filipino American golfer, Jaden Dumdumaya of Fairfield, California, recently bagged the 1st place of the 2017 World Series FCG NorCal Championship. With the win, Jaden has also qualified to the 2018 FCG Callaway World Championship at the Westin Mission Hills,...
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Senator Gatchalian holds town hall meeting in LA

  By Abner Galino Neophyte Philippine Senator Sherwin Gatchalian held a town hall meeting on Wednesday (December 27) at the Philippine Consulate General Office here in Los Angeles wherein he expressed his views on the several issues affecting the country and kababayans....
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South Border ‘originals’ deliver in LA reunion concert  

By Abner Galino The South Border “originals,” with help from friends (vocals Leo Mercedes, King Pintal and Jacque Abad Santos) delivered well in their reunion concert last Friday (December 22) at the Envision Center in Van Nuys. With a rather long list of artists who showed off...
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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...