Category: Around DC

Spring gala of PMAMWDC April 28


The Philippine Medical Association (PMAMWDC)led by its new president, Dr. Abraham “Jun” T. Rasul, Jr., has announced the group will hold its Spring Gala on April 28, 2012 at the… Read More

Gala Ball to highlight Philippine festival in DC

The traditional annual gala ball at the JW Marriott in Washington D.C. on June 9 will be the main feature of the Filipino American festival marking the 114th anniversary of… Read More

Bishop’s brod finds Vienna sweet spot

Sweet City Desserts co-owner Manny Tagle behind the counter, confers with architect for his next big project.

  By Rodney J. Jaleco VIENNA, Va. – Tucked away in a quaint, quiet corner of Maple Avenue is a newly opened sweet shop that is introducing Americans to the… Read More

Will Jessica be this year’s ‘Idol’?

us am idol jessica latest photo

WASHINGTON D.C. – Will a Filipino-Mexican-American girl become this year’s  ”American Idol”? Majority of  Filipino Americans in the nation’s capital think Jessica Sanchez will be the winner, gauging from the… Read More

PH searches for 10 young FilAm leaders

WASHINGTON D.C. – Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. is searching for 10 young Filipino Americans (aged 18 to 35) leaders in their communities who have an earnest desire to give… Read More

Multi-media Documentary on Pinoys in US set

WASHINGTON D.C. A multi-media documentary is currently in the works to document the lives, experiences and impact of Filipino immigrants in America.  Entitled “The Invisible Immigrants – Filipino Americans, A… Read More

Consular Outreach at Pensacola, Fla.

The Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C., in cooperation with the Filipino-American Association of Pensacola, Inc., will conduct a consular outreach mission in Pensacola, Florida on Feb. 24-25. Services will include… Read More

Taguba Keynotes AACCS Awards Gala March 16

  The Asian American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) will hold its 2nd Annual Chamber Awards Gala, Celebrate Unity in Diversity on Friday, March 16 at the Mason Inn Conference Center… Read More

Katipunan Raises Funds for Sendong

Filipino American organizations led by the Katipunan Filipino-American Association in Maryland recently sponsored a benefit dinner to raise funds for the rehabilitation of the areas devastated by Storm Sendong.  Proceeds… Read More

Caoile To Make FILVOTE A Nationwide Campaign

FilVote leader and political activist Gloria Caoile wants to replicate their experience in Nevada to the rest of the nation, especially in the Metro DC area.

WASHINGTON D.C. – Former Virginia community leader and political activist Gloria Caoile said she and her group are using lessons learned from the Filipino Vote (FILVOTE) campaign in Nevada to… Read More

DC to host 2012 FilAm Cage Tourney

The Filipino American Youth Basketball Association (FYBA)  in Washington DC will host next year’s North America Basketball Association (NABA) tournament. It will be one of the largest Filipino-American sporting events… Read More

George Dewey High School Alumni Makes a Plea To Save Steel Globe Symbol from the Old School

Arlington , VA resident Cathy Cox

By Rodney Jaleco WASHINGTON – A nostalgic Arlington, Virginia resident who was a 16-year-old student of the George Dewey High School at the former US Subic Naval Base in the… Read More

Pinoy is 1 of 3 APAICS Fellows

Every year, APAICS invites extraordinary and young professionals to serve as APAICS fellows to experience working as full-time staff members in the U.S. Congress.  Throughout the history of APAICS, the… Read More

Embassy vows to aid Pinoy Teachers in PG

Filipino Teachers From Maryland

WASHINGTON D.C. – Philippine embassy officials have vowed to help hundreds of Filipino teachers in Prince George’s county who might lose their jobs after the Department of Labor reaffirmed its… Read More

Pinoy Tutors in PG Wait For Verdict

By Rodney J. Jaleco PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY – Fear and anxiety are quickly building up among Filipino teachers as they await the result of the appeal of Prince George’s County… Read More

Live bands at community picnic, sports fest

Badette Ortanez of 'Agos.' Photo by Jon Melegrito

“We have top notch entertainment to soothe and groove your soul,” declares Mya Talavera, this year’s over-all chair of the Philippine Festival Community Picnic and Sports Fest, which will be… Read More

President Fidel V. Ramos addressed the Filipino community


Filipinos cheer as former President Fidel V. Ramos (92-98) addressed the Filipino community during a reception hosted by Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. at the Embassy on May 23. Cuisia… Read More

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