By Jun Nucum The Philippine American Alliance (PAA) of University of California in Berkeley held it’s general assembly with no less than Philippine Consul-General to San Francisco Henry Bensurto Jr. as its main speaker to pave the way into building a strong cooperative relationship between the Philippine Consulate and the Filipino-American millenials and also to provide an opportunity for the consulate to reach out to the leaders of the future. “I am very happy and grat...

Sacramento, California (March 24, 2017) - The Eskwela Natin is proud to announce its Summer Program for 2017, from May 21 to July 30, 2016 to be held at the Community Room of the Human Resources Building, 2450 Florin Road, Sacramento, California. The new format of camp-like sessions will be held every Sunday afternoon. On opening day, May 21, 2017, there will be a reception at noon before the first class session. The program will include a welcome from the Philippine Consu...

FOOTHILL RANCH, CA – March 21, 2017 – One Heart for Hope held its recent humanitarian, medical, and optical mission in the Philippines last Feb. 21-March 4, 2017. The mission served over 1,600 children and adults in the following locations: an orphanage in Cavite (Friends of Samaritan’s Place); “Aetahanan” a shelter that houses college aeta scholars in Sta. Rita, Pampanga that the organization helped built in 2014; Sta. Ana, Pampanga; Sto. Domingo and Tiwi, Albay; and Ugong, ...

Care Indeed recently held its first Team Building Event for the year at the Beat the Lock Live Escape Room in Santa Clara. An escape room is a live adventure game where participants are locked in a room and must work together to solve a series of puzzles in order to find the key to escape in the time allotted. The team was divided into three groups. The winning group consisted of the following: TJ Padilla, Accounting Manager, Lei Ancheta, Compliance Supervisor, Apryl Ryder, C...

SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2017 --- Filipino Arts and Cinema, International (FACINE) announces its call for entries for the 24th Annual Filipino International Cinema Festival to be held on October 20-22 at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. The FACINE festival is the longest-running festival in North America that showcases new works by Filipino filmmakers and media artists – from the Philippines and the Filipino diaspora. FACINE (filipino arts & cinema, international)...

 CA –– New research shows that in San Mateo County, 74% of stores that sell tobacco carry a popular brand of “little cigars” individually for under a dollar, less than the cost of a candy bar. This finding is part of new research released today on the availability and marketing of tobacco products, alcohol, condoms, and healthy and unhealthy food options in California stores that sell tobacco. Throughout California today, health advocates are holding 13 press events to releas...

SAN BRUNO – A new network of Filipino groups and individuals from different backgrounds across the Bay Area gathered at Skyline College on March 12 to unite against the divisive and oppressive policies and actions of the Trump administration. They united to stand together to advance the rights of communities. Representatives from more than 15 organizations launched Filipinos United Against Trump, or Filipinos United, and united on a plan of action in the current political cli...

Story by: Harvey I. Barkin SAN JOSE – It was raining at the premier night of Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia. The kind that dampens the spirit. There were more cars than meters in downtown. Walking three blocks to the tent made me ask, what am I doing, watching a circus? Can an old school kind of thrill still rouse my senses already tired with CGI, street magic, Wuxia (fantastic Hong Kong movies with heroic actors in wire harness for impossible leaps)? Three hours later, I’m t...

Saturday night fundraiser at the beautiful Villa Fontaine brings Fil-Am TV News Anchor Veronica De La Cruz of CBS San Francisco, Shan Berries of 99.7 NOW! & Jenni Riccetti of Project Runway together to host a night of celebration for a good cause SAN FRANCISCO, CA – March 7, 2017 – A downtown crowd of supporters and philanthropists gathered Friday night at San Francisco’s Villa Fontaine for the Eric De La Cruz Hope For Hearts Foundation’s Inaugural “HeartFULL” Charity...

Hon. Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Jean Fraser, Presidio Trust CEO, acting superintendent of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Greg Moore, president& CEO of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and Bay Area civic and business leaders. The new state-of-the-art gateway to the Presidio, housed in a refurbished historic guardhouse at Main Post with views overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. The new Visitor Center is a platform for discovery, using inspiring video...