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Fil-Ams honor end of Buwan ng Wika, Magsaysay’s birthday

By Abner Galino At the Historic Filipinotown (HFT) in Los Angeles, this year’s Buwan ng Wika did not lapse so silently. Thanks to some kindred souls who, at the close of the month of August, managed to put up a modest presentation that highlighted the significance of the...
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Senators want to fast-track construction of cell sites to broaden public wifi scope

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, Sept. 8 (PNA) – Senators on Thursday saw the need to fast-track the construction of cell sites to broaden the scope of free public Wi-Fi in the country. Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV, Chair of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology,...
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Past, present senators remember ‘trailblazer’ Helena Benitez

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Lawmakers from the present and past Congresses gathered at the Senate Tuesday to pay their last respects to former Senator Helena Benitez, who passed away on July 14 at the age of 102. The necrological services began shortly past 10 a.m., after the urn...
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NaFFAA calls for nominees to the Alex Esclamado Memorial Award for Community Service

Washington, D.C. Now in its second year, the Alex Esclamado Memorial Award for Community Service will be a main highlight at NaFFAA’s 2016 National Empowerment Conference in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania on August 4-6. The awards are open to all Filipino and Filipino American...
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Taiwan launches tourism campaign in LA

By Abner Galino A campaign to attract North American tourists, dubbed as “Best of Taste Taiwan,” was recently launched in Los Angeles by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau. The campaign, which emphasizes Taiwan’s “heart of Asia” geographical location, strives to convince people why the...
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Pampanga’s balloon fest to feature Taiwan’s top hot air balloon

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, April 12 (PNA) – This year’s 2016 Lubao International Balloon Festival, which will run from April 14-17, 2016 at Lubao, Pampanga, will feature Taiwan’s Taitung No. 1 Hot Air Balloon called “Kid’s Hooray”. This was after the Taitung County Government...
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Immersion program for Fil-Am young leaders going strong, to undertake 4th edition in PHLImmersion program for Fil-Am young leaders going strong, to undertake 4th edition in PHL

Continuing with its mission to develop and nurture emerging leaders in the Filipino-American community, the Filipino-American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPRO) is set to launch its 4th immersive undertaking in the Philippines on 2-9 July 2015. Founded in 2012 by Philippine...
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Senator pushes for free college entrance exams in state and local colleges

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Juan Edgardo Angara on Wednesday urged his colleagues to act on a bill he filed as early as 2013 seeking to grant free college entrance examinations to graduating high school students applying for admission in all state and local colleges and...
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DOT caps Mega Fam Tour for travel agents with product presentations highlighting tourism opportunities in the Philippines

Asian-American and mainstream American travel agents immerse themselves in a 7-day Philippine experience MANILA – Beaches are just the beginning… The Mega Fam Tour organized by the Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) featured not only Boracay, the number one beach destination...
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Anne Curtis is new UNICEF celebrity advocate

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Actress and TV host Anne Curtis is UNICEF’s newly appointed celebrity advocate for children. Curtis spent two days visiting parts of Leyte, where she saw the recovery operations in areas hit by Typhoon Yolanda. She also spent time interacting with...