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Holiday Events: ‘Tree Lighting’ at NBC Universal; ‘In Nomine Matris;’ ‘Pedro Calungsod’

NBC Universal, the “entertainment capital of LA,” welcomed LA Mayor Eric Garcetti last Thursday, December 4th as he kicked off the lighting of the very first “Grinchmas” tree. In his message, Mayor Garcetti spoke on behalf of LA tourism’s growth and […]
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Pacquiao, the boxer

Once again, the Filipino nation rejoiced on the recent success of Manny Pacquiao in his boxing bout with New Yorker challenger Cris Algerie. At 35 years old, I think Pacquio lost some of his lethal punching power which has catapulted […]
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Introducing: Shony Del Pilar, California’s 2014 ‘Nurse of the Year’

The California Association of Healthcare Facilities has recently awarded  Southland’s Director of Nursing, Shony Del Pilar with the prestigious “2014 Nurse of the Year” award, which was “designed to recognize an outstanding professional in the field of nursing, who has...
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Nations’ response during calamities reveals deep-seated charitable culture

Still dazed after a year since Super Typhoon Yolanda  delivered a devastating wallop never been experience in the history of the Philippines, now comes another foreboding calamity represented by Typhoon Ruby with at least nine provinces in the Visayas are […]
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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 […]
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ABAOC, FACCOC trace decades of service to Orange County entrepreneurs

After months of preparations, two prestigious Orange County groups dedicated to almost identical audiences, the Orange County entrepreneurs and professionals, the organizers from Asian Business Association of Orange Country (ABAOC) and the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of...
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Meat-Free Favorites – Chimichurri Tofu

by Elena Johnson Chimichurri is a fresh and simple sauce commonly used in Argentina. It gives a vibrant, herbal flavor to any food it accompanies. Here, I’ve paired it with marinated grilled tofu. Chimichurri is also a delicious compliment to […]
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Giving thanks to people that mattered most and those who made a difference

A couple of years ago, a dear friend and former media colleague, Dave Casuco, who suddenly passed away this year, included this writer in  his poignant Thanksgiving article thanking me for our “five-o’clock let’s beat the happy-hour rendezvous at Glendale Americana’s...
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Series for Covered California: Part 3 – Income

by Joseph Doratan The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has defined an affordable health plan as one that you  pay 8% or less of your income to have. To ensure that you have an affordable plan, Covered CA even provides premium […]
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Obama order to benefit thousands of TNTs

President Obama’s planned immigration overhaul will benefit thousands of Filipinos staying without proper documentation here in the United States, most of them living here in California. Immigration records have stated that there are roughly about 2.6 million undocumented...