Category: Articles/Stories

Almeda Cited as PH Vet Awaiting Recognition

Celestino Almeda

WASHINGTON D.C. – Filipino World War II veteran Celestino Almeda, 95, was recently featured by the Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) as among some 4,000 veterans who are still waiting for… Read More

Big crowd attends Tribute to Philippines in Ocean City

Joining Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian and Philippine Consul Zaldy Patron at the opening of "Tribute to the Philippines" in Ocean City July 21 are Michelle Gillian, Ocean City Chamber of Commerce executive director, Public Relations director Mark Soifer, Rene Sese a FilAm leader and Mrs. Hermie Aczon of the Filipino Executive Council of Greater Philadelphia.

OCEAN CITY, Maryland – This city experienced one of the biggest crowd that attended the two-day "Tribute to the Philippines" held here July 21-22.  Hundreds of Filipino families also came… Read More

FilAm wins ‘gold’ in Olympics

Kyla Ross

Kyla Ross put a bright luster on her Filipino and Asian roots after helping to propel the US gymnastics team to an Olympic gold in London. Kyla is part of… Read More

Embassy’s Consular Staff Serves Oldest FilAm

Photo shows Mr. Bacani posing with the consular staff, from left: Eden Regalario, Joey Macatula, Luisa Remulla, Lourdes Cruz, Alberto Bacani, Consul Arlene Magno, and Lyra Ocampo.

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Philippine embassy's consular section has served the oldest Filipino American who walked in on July 27, 2012 to secure a special power of attorney. The person… Read More

Cuisia renews plea for FilAms to support the SAVE Act


WASHINGTON D.C. – Philippine Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. has renewed his appeal to Filipino Americans to lobby for the passage of the Save our Industries Act (SAVE Act) which… Read More

FTP Holds Golf Tourney in Virginia

  The Feed the Hungry, Inc. 12th Annual Golf Tournament was held on July 14 at the Prince William Golf Course located in Nokesville, Virginia. Ninety-five avid golfers braved the… Read More

New USCIS Rule Will Help TNTs


  WASHINGTON D.C. – Undocumented immigrants, including thousands of Filipino youth, who entered the United States when they were young will be among the  beneficiaries of the "Deferred Action for… Read More

Massive Floods Paralyze Metro Manila

OPS in rubber boat rescue kids in QC.

  In a virtual reprise of the massive Ondoy floods, vast areas of Metro Manila and nearby provinces went under water from non-stop monsoon rains killing scores of people and… Read More

Ghost of Workplace Discrimination

  By: Jose Todith Garcia, Esq. A Filipino nurse is forbidden from speaking Tagalog in the hospital where she works. A computer programmer from India is given a salary that is… Read More

FilAm MDs slam PRC rules

  By Rodney J. Jaleco New rules governing foreign medical missions in the Philippines are dampening the enthusiasm of some Filipino-Americans at a time when Philippine officials are precisely calling… Read More

PH choirs win medals in Ohio

  CINCINNATI, Ohio -Several youth choirs from the Philippines won gold and silver medals during the World Choir Games held in Cincinnati, Ohio early last month. Philippine Ambassador Jose L.… Read More

Census Says 79 Million Children will Return to School

  WASHINGTON D.C. – It's August and as the summertime is winding down and vacation time is coming to an end, some 79 million children and adults are getting ready… Read More

NaFFAA Pushes FilVote Drive

  WASHINGTON D.C. – Philippine Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia Jr. exhorted Filipino-Americans to realize their true power by going out to register and vote in November as the nation’s largest… Read More

Presidential style

By Rodney Jaleco

  By Rodney Jaleco Secretary Edwin Lacierda is part of the Malacanang “blue bloods”. All spokesmen have a special relationship with their principals and his ties to President Benigno “Noynoy”… Read More

Vol. XXI, No. 18 July 31, 2012


Donaire gets WBO-IBF titles


  Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire continued his winning streak, carving a convincing win against South African Jeffrey Mathebula in a July 7 bout at the Home Depot Center in… Read More

FilAms buck, back Obamacare

  WASHINGTON D.C. –  An informal poll by a Philippine TV station in the United States said majority of Filams are against the Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare) which has… Read More

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