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American Heart Association recognizes Union Bank as the 2013 Top National Heart Walk Team

RIVERSIDE – The American Heart Association’s (AHA) longtime supporter, Union Bank, N.A, has been named the 2013 Top National Heart Walk Team, making it the third time the bank has earned this distinction. Union Bank was also the Top National Heart Walk Team in 2012 and 2010. Bank...
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World Bank trims PHL growth forecast for 2014

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The World Bank trimmed its growth forecast for the Philippines this year to 6.6%. This is slightly lower than the 6.7% gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast the World Bank gave last October, and on the low-end of the government’s 6.5%-7.5% target for...
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Strengthening PHL-Singapore defense cooperation is key to regional stability: Aquino

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Thursday that strengthening defense and security cooperation between the Philippines and Singapore is the key to maintaining stability in the Southeast Asian region. The President made the statement as he welcomed...
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PH women score high in Asia-Pacific well-being index

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Women in developing countries like the Philippines, Myanmar and Indonesia have more positive views of their own well-being compared to their developed counterparts, according to the MasterCard Index of Well-Being. The inaugural index, based on a survey of 16...
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Asian advocate group calls for better college opportunities for all Californians

Civil rights organization releases open letter and statement of principles calling on state legislature to expand public higher education for all students LOS ANGELES – Today, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles called on the leadership of the state legislature...
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World Bank OKs $300M loan for PHL project

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Over four million Filipino students will have an opportunity to improve their math and reading skills, thanks to the Learning, Equity, and Accountability Program Support Project (LEAPS). The World Bank’s board of executive directors approved a $300 million...
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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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First 5 LA Approves New Governance Guidelines

Commission Demonstrates Renewed Commitment to Focused Decision Making Los Angeles, CA – The First 5 LA Commission today approved new governance guidelines to promote transparency, consistency, and focus in First 5 LA decision-making, budget development and strategic planning. The...
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House Independents hail Speaker’s signing Cha-cha manifesto

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Independent Minority Bloc of the House of Representatives on Thursday welcomed the decision of Speaker Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte Jr. to sign in the manifesto, which states that a lawmaker would voluntary expel himself as member of the 16th Congress if...
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Committee on Health approves proposed creation of National Center for Geriatric Health

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The House Committee on Health has approved proposals to create the National Center for Geriatric Health, which shall provide a full range of healthcare services, including primary care, wellness services and behavioral healthcare to senior citizens and other...