Saturday, July 22, 2017

In Proverbs 3:27 (TEV) says “Whenever you possibly can, do good to those who need it.” Thus on May 27, 2017 the Iglesia Ni Cristo in the Local Congregation of San Jose opened their doors to the community by providing a Neighborhood Outreach program in cooperation with the Felix Y Manalo Foundation, Inc. and their INCGiving. There were over a thousand people who participated in the event with several families including over a hundred individuals benefited from the affair. F...

COLMA – A group of like-minded small business owners banded together and launched the Fil-Am Community Business Services (FCBS) last May 19 at Rene’s Fine Dining. They want to make a difference within the Filipino-American community and be the trusted primary service provider in the Bay Area and beyond. FCBS Chairman Marcel Balmeo related how his office in Gellert is along the way to get to a Social Security office. Some Pinoys, new in the country, stop by MB Financial ...

SACRAMENTO - The sixth annual Get Prepared, California! Auction, sponsored by the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) and coordinated by iHeartMedia, raised more than $171,000 this year for American Red Cross disaster-preparedness and relief efforts in California. Total funds raised by the Get Prepared, California! Auction now exceed $1,060,000. The auction ran from April 3 to April 30 and was promoted on 57 iHeartMedia radio stations statewide. Items for bidding include...

San Francisco, CA— Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Jeff Kositsky, Director of the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing announced the opening of a new permanent supportive housing site at the National Hotel at a celebration of the ongoing success of the Winton Hotel. The National Hotel began welcoming formerly chronically homeless individuals in April and the Winton has been in operation since last fall, serving formerly chronically homeless individuals and veterans. “F...

In commemoration of the 131st birthdate of their late Last Messenger Brother Felix Y Manalo, The Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) in the Ecclesiastical District of North West California comprising of 18 local congregations in the Bay Area have lined up several activities that will benefit the community. It has extended its services not just to give back to the community but more importantly to share the good news of salvation. Last May 7, the District have participated...

SAN JOSE – The San Jose Public Library’s Village Square Branch hosted the Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Fest last May 13. The event is just one of the multi-cultural events promoted by the library. The year-old library is located in one of the most diverse area of Silicon Valley, supported by District 8 Councilmember Sylvia Arenas and District 7 Councilmember Tam Nguyen. The Library partnered with the Santa Clara County Behavioral Health’s Ethnic & ...

The Pilipino Senior Resource Center (PSRC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves Filipino seniors and families and Filipina breast cancer clients/survivors residing in the South of Market District and other areas in San Francisco, along with the San Francisco Bay Area Ateneans (SFBAA), Share and Give and Gia Galicia held a Catwalk for Cause last May 5 that started 6 pm at Fort McKinley Restaurant. The event was also sponsored by TFC -- The Filipino Channel, Lifesty...

By Elpidio Estioko Corona, California - Overall reunion organizer Fe Gonzales Sepulveda, Our Lady of the Lilies Academy (OLLA’63), announced today that this year’s multi high school reunion for three high schools in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan, Philippines will be held at Tropicana Hotel (Gala night), Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, September 30, 2017 and the picnic will be held the following day, Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Paradise Park, also in Las Vegas. The organizatio...

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) is proud to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month this May. According to the US Census Bureau, Filipinos make up nearly 20 percent of the overall Asian American community, with almost four million Filipinos living in the United States. Congress established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week in 1978 through a joint congressional resolution. The month of May...

Aubrey Ilasco is a first grader Filipino American who just won the 2017 Growing Up Asian in America Contest sponsored by the Asian Pacific fund in San Francisco. The contest involved writing a letter to Senator kamala Harris. Aubrey was one of over 500 applicants in the Bay Area who was chosen and she’s only seven years old. She will be awarded at a ceremony on May 13 at the Asian Art Museum. Her Mom said, “In our political climate, I believe it’s so important for us to re...