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When winning is worse than losing

In any sport, winning is not necessarily everything. In boxing, winning can be worse than losing. “After you win a fight that people think you didn’t deserve, instead of coming out to the public walking tall, you come out with your face down, hoping nobody reminds you of that...
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The Team Pacquiao Guarantee

By Jannelle So “What is more difficult to accept: the loss to Timothy Bradley via controversial decision; or the loss to Juan Manuel Marquez via knock out?” This was the question I asked at the media day of world boxing champion and congressman from the Philippines Manny Pacquiao...
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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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Consul General Leo M. Herrera-Lim as Incoming Consul General in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, 10 March 2014 – Consul General Ma. Hellen Barber De La Vega is pleased and honored to announce the appointment by the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Albert F. Del Rosario of the current Philippine Consul General in Chicago, Hon. Leo Herrera-Lim, a career diplomat...
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Los Angeles Board Of Supervisors presents plaque to Congen De La Vega

Los Angeles. – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors bid farewell to Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega with a presentation of a plaque in recognition of her dedication and leadership in strengthening ties between the Philippines and Southern California during...
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Pilipino Cultural Night to be staged on March 22 at Lakewood High School

Twenty seven years after it debuted as the Pilipino Cultural Night as a vehicle to create awareness, nurture and propagate the Philippine culture among high school students in Southern California, four  high schools of the ABC School District have banded together again to stage...
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The New BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

A new 4-door coupe in the mid-sized performance-luxury segment Woodcliff Lake, NJ  – The new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe adds a fresh dimension to one of the company’s newest model ranges.  It combines the sleek look and sporty character of the 4 Series Coupe with the functionality...
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Redemption with an exclamation point

by: Jannelle So Not just with a period; but with an emphatic exclamation point! That’s how undefeated two-division world champion Timothy “Dessert Storm” Bradley would like to punctuate his rematch against eight-division world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. Admitting that...
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PLDT-US pays courtesy call to Consulate

Los Angeles – Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) U.S. Representatives paid a courtesy call on Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega on 26 April 2013 at the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles. Representatives of PLDT led by Mr. Enrique Yu discussed new...
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Kababayan host Jannelle So is engaged!

The kababayan who’s usually on top of news and issues concerning the Filipino American community in Southern California and Hawaii recently felt “on top of the world” as she tweeted minutes after an engagement at the top of the 46-storey Heron Tower in London, England...