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Lydia V. Solis, a woman of substance elected PWUAASC President

A woman of substance, Lydia Vergara Solis, was recently elected President of the Philippine Women’s University Alumni Association of Southern California. Ms. Solis is not just Philippine News’ Southern California Chief Correspondent but she’s an active leader in the community as...
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Remembering Pinoy traditions in celebrating the Glory of Easter

Pinoys all over the southland observed Palm Sunday this past weekend to commemorate the entrance of Jesus to Jerusalem, “the King of Kings riding a donkey, symbolizing Peace” rather than a horse which in the olden times meant “power as in overthrowing a nation.” ...
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Cooking Hawaiian style

The regular Sunday morning cooking class held at the Williams-Sonoma store in Arcadia’s Woodfield Santa Anita Fashion Square came to an end last Sunday, when the more than a dozen cooking class participants said “hasta la vista” ( or ‘til we see you again) to Chef...
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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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‘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 […]
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We were all blessed, honored and enthralled by the Pope’s visit

Pinoys all over the country hailed “ Pope Francis, mahal na mahal namin kayo!” We all felt that we were blessed, honored and enthralled by the Pontiff’s visit. From day one of his four-day visit, Pope Francis graciously accepted true […]
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Her adventure brings her to the edge of the earth

Lourdes “Odette” A. Ricasa is a globetrotting traveler, author, poet, painter and realtor who has traveled to 257 countries and has accumulated a total of 1.8 million flight time miles, having been awarded a certificate by the Travelers’ Century Club, honoring her […]
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My New Year’s wish for everyone: ‘The best is yet to be!’

Every New Year, most of us wish to have a “prosperous” one where we aim for “the best” that is “yet to be.” It is a time of hope for “better things to come,” as well as a time for reflection on […]
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A day of holiday merrymaking at Colina Salon & “Aguilang Bato Gardens”

As we celebrate the beginning of winter solstice (time of the year when the sun is farthest south) last Sunday, Marlou Colina gathered his loyal clients, family, friends and staff to a sumptuous Christmas dinner and merrymaking in the atrium-turned garden setting […]
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Thrill of a lifetime: Soaring high above LA for the holidays

This writer’s family had the thrill of our lifetime when my sister, Marjorie D’Angelo pretended to invite my son, granddaughter and I to a “holiday dinner” to celebrate a “milestone” and the Filipino tradition of  “simbang gabi” (evening Mass heralding 9 days befor...