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Holy Week: Glorious welcome to glorious Resurrection

The period of Lent is that time of the year where soul-searching, piety, and religiosity are at their extremes where Christians and a time they are reminded of their mortality and the essence of embracing the belief that the extreme sacrifice of Jesus being nailed on the cross at...
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Lent is a time for self-reflection

The period of Cuaresma or Mahal na Araw is a great time of the year where Filipinos join Christians throughout the world in preparing believers through prayer, penance and self-denial in a solemn commemoration of the most tragic event in religious history. The forty-day period...
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Study Puts Asian Americans in Positive Light

A recent study by Pew Research Center puts Asian American immigrants differently from other immigrants to the United States especially in recent years. Asian-American immigrants are no longer the stigmatized “poor, tired and huddle masses” that Emma Lazarus described on the...
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Manny Pacquiao’s source of strength

Philippine boxing hero, Manny Pacquiao, whose conquest of Bam Bam Rios in Macau in November debunked claims of doomsayers that his career is going south, is known to be a machine in continuous motion. Where does he get all that energy for that daily long haul that starts at the...
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California gray whales make their annual journey in Dana Point

Southern California’s world renowned attractions had lured tourists into its shores last summer and this winter will be no different with a different type of visitors who will be traveling along the West Coast to feast their eyes on the migrating California Gray Whales en route...
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J. Babista ‘kicks’ way to gold at Vegas Taekwondo Championships

  Five Taekwondo jins from the U.S., Russia, Canada, Mexico and Japan fell victims to the superiority of Joseph Babista en route to a gold medal finish at the 2014 Open Taekwondo Championships in Las Vegas this month. The victory was a big win for the young athlete who took to...
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USC Relief and Training Mission joins in Tacloban effort

More than two months after Super Typhoon Yolanda left in its wake a horrible picture of despair in an unimaginable proportion, Tacloban City folks has still to grapple with the harsh reality so profound that  normalcy will not come to them soon. Thousands are still left...
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Garden Grove Tet Festival gallops to Costa Mesa grounds

by : Rey Andres Easily one of the top grossers in Orange County events, especially among the Vietnamese community, the Tet Festival has a new venue for its many attractions for the expected thousands of visitors. Many who have enjoyed the largest Tet Festival in the U.S. will...
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APCA’s Lunar Fest 2014 to transform Riverside in celebratory mood

by ; Rey Andres What’s considered the birthplace of the citrus industry in California and the home of the “World’s Largest Paper Cup. “actually made of concrete and standing over 68 feet ”, among many other distinctions,  will play host to this year’s Lunar Festival on Januar...
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January is National Thank You Month

by : Rey Andres Danke, grazie, merci, gracias, salamat po  are some of the ways to say “thank you” an expression probably second only to be learned by a child after “Daddy” or “Mommy”. No matter how that feeling is expressed, a simple “thank you” can turn somebody’s day around....