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Hollywood event pays tribute to slain journalists

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – Filipino-American media groups held a photo exhibit and a tribute concert Sunday night (Monday in Manila) in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles to honor the memory of the 32 journalists killed in the Ampatuan massacre. The show staged by the...
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Not ready to write ‘30’ yet

I will be taking an indefinite leave from writing my weekly column in this paper starting next week. I had a recent freak accident which has kept me in bed for almost a month now. The “magnetic resonance imaging” scan (MRI) done on my back three days ago showed that I had...
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Half million undocumented apply for license

By Rhony Laigo A month after the implementation of AB 60, almost half a million people who are believed to be undocumented have applied for a driver’s license in California, the Department of Motor Vehicle said in a news release dated Feb. 18, 2015. The law – which allows...
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Obama’s immigration relief not a pathway to legalization or citizenship

Thousands of undocumented Filipinos living in the United States must have been dismayed by President Barack Obama’s sensational immigration relief. I’m sure they were expecting a much broader immigration reform. They thought for awhile that the contents of the Executive Order of...
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Fil-Am artists support campaign to stop killings of journalists

Art Exhibit opens on Nov. 15; Memorial event on Nov. 22 LOS ANGELES – Filipino-American artists and journalists have joined forces to support the campaign to stop the killings of journalists in the Philippines. To help fund a memorial event and traveling photo exhibit marking the...
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Families to ‘Walk n’ Roll’ on Sept. 20 for ataxia that afflicts many

Fil-Ams among victims of debilitating disease By Rhony Laigo If not for the worldwide campaign of the Ice Bucket Challenge, the Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease may have been just that – a disease that has no cure. But unknown to many, another...
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Fil-Ams shocked by Sen. Yee’s arrest

By Rhony Laigo As a candidate seeking the California Secretary of State seat, Senator Leland Yee made headways and was probably on his way to becoming the first Asian to occupy that seat come November. That is until Wednesday came in the way, when agents of the Federal Bureau of...
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US Execs, Fil-Ams join memorial for massacre victims

By Nimfa U. Rueda CARSON, California – Carson Mayor Jim Dear has cited the important role of journalists in society as he joined Filipino-American community and media groups at a memorial for the victims of the Maguindanao massacre at the city library here. “Journalists are...
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Microtel Philippines

by : Rhony Laigo Microtel Philippines, part of the Wyndham hotel chain, will build more hotels thereby offering more rooms as it looks to a bullish Philippine tourism industry that is expected to double if not reach 10 million tourists in the next few years. In a U.S. roadshow...
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‘Discover Two Cultures’ in Philippines-Malaysia tour packages

by : Rhony Laigo The two Southeast Asian countries are arguably the best performing nations as far as their economies are concerned. Both Philippines and Malaysia, each made up of several islands, are also becoming the tourist havens in Asia because of their resorts and beaches,...