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Fil-Ams shocked by Sen. Yee’s arrest

By Rhony Laigo As a candidate seeking the California Secretary of State seat, Senator Leland Yee made headways and was probably on his way to becoming the first Asian to occupy that seat come November. That is until Wednesday came in the way, when agents of the Federal Bureau of...
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US Execs, Fil-Ams join memorial for massacre victims

By Nimfa U. Rueda CARSON, California – Carson Mayor Jim Dear has cited the important role of journalists in society as he joined Filipino-American community and media groups at a memorial for the victims of the Maguindanao massacre at the city library here. “Journalists are...
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Microtel Philippines

by : Rhony Laigo Microtel Philippines, part of the Wyndham hotel chain, will build more hotels thereby offering more rooms as it looks to a bullish Philippine tourism industry that is expected to double if not reach 10 million tourists in the next few years. In a U.S. roadshow...
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‘Discover Two Cultures’ in Philippines-Malaysia tour packages

by : Rhony Laigo The two Southeast Asian countries are arguably the best performing nations as far as their economies are concerned. Both Philippines and Malaysia, each made up of several islands, are also becoming the tourist havens in Asia because of their resorts and beaches,...
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Immigration reform: Amnesty or necessity?

By Rhony Laigo If most pro-immigration advocates get their way, all 11 million undocumented immigrants will become legal in the U.S…and maybe more. But while potential immigration reform is becoming more likely as the year progresses, speculations arise as to how each issue...
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‘One Malaysia,’ an economic model for a diverse nation

Malaysia is only country in Southeast Asia that produces its own cars (Note: The author who became a full-fledged journalist right after college is a witness and at the same a victim of Philippines’ corrupt society, whose worsening economic conditions back then forced him to...
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Wagyu – Japan’s prime beef now back in U.S.

Japanese farmers need to rear them for 30 months. These Wagyus (translation: Wag-Japanese and yu-cattle) also need to possess the bloodline of the original Wagyu cows before they’ll be considered as belonging to the breed that is uniquely born and raised in Japan for them to...
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FAPCLA induction includes ConGen farewell, karaoke

By Louinn Lota CHINATOWN, Los Angeles – Even though it was Mexican Independence Day, the Filipino American Press Club of Los Angeles inducted its officers, welcomed new members, allowed karaoke, and once again bid a fond farewell to beloved Philippine Consul General Mary Jo A....
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More than one million battle Philippine floods

By Jason Gutierrez Manila, Aug 8, 2012 (AFP) – More than one million people in and around the Philippine capital battled deadly floods Wednesday amid relentless monsoon rains, with neck-deep waters trapping slum dwellers and the wealthy on roofs. Sixty percent of Manila...
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‘Technicality’ may deny Fil-Am senior at Eagle Rock High School top honors

By Rhony Laigo Balita Media   At junior, she was among the lucky ones who was accepted to work as an intern with probably the most intelligent  group of scientists on earth that deals with the laws of physics. Now a senior, Elisha Charnel Marquez didn’t have to submit...