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OC Fil-Am Chamber, Tacloban execs, GMA Foundation in fundraiser

More than a year after Super Typhoon Yolanda unleashed her fury on residents of coastal towns along its path in the Visayan area of the Philippines, many victims still grapple with the reality of not being able to return to […]
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Fighting for legacy

The long-awaited mega bout between Filipino ring icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and America’s undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather JR has finally been set on May 2 this year at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The upcoming bout […]
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Charmed by singer/composer Engelbert Humperdinck at the Saban

A lovely girlfriend treated some of us to watch the recent one-day showing of  Engelbert Humperdinck’s concert at the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. We’ve all heard  his popular songs when we were in high school and we were all surprised […]
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Mamasapano whitewash

Allegations of a cover-up on the Mamasapano bloodbath have surfaced following the abrupt decision of the House of Representatives to suspend its hearings until completion of the Board of Inquiry (BOI) report. Suspension of the hearing is part of a […]
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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 […]
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ABAOC celebrates Lunar New Year and Fil-Am Chamber empowers young entrepreneurs

Two of the most active business and professional organizations in Orange County share between them a record of more than 40 years of serving the community. Drawing membership notably from diversified multi-ethnic backgrounds, a common denominator marks both associations – […]
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‘So Goes’

I love to travel. Who doesn’t? Whether it’s domestic, international, or even just local, exploring and discovering new places and things is an experience that definitely enriches one’s life. I have been blessed to have been given the chance to […]
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OC Fil-Am Chamber focuses on budding entrepreneurs

The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County (FACCOC)  has for more than two decades earned the reputation not only on providing the healthy climate for businesses to thrive especially for Filipino entrepreneurs and professionals. The Chamber is also […]
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Hocus pocus in the Senate

The ongoing Senate committee hearing to ferret out the truth about the Mamasapano “misencounter” will lead to nowhere. It is very obvious that Senators conducting the investigation have one common goal – to extricate President BS Aquino from any involvement […]
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‘Shen Yun’ – A classical, historical Chinese dance experience

On a mild, temperate evening last  Sunday, a thoughtful friend asked this writer to see “SHEN YUN” at the Long Beach Convention Center. It was a indeed a delightful experience to see classical, historical Chinese dance depicting “5,000 years of Chinese […]