HDI Ambassador, Girlie Amarillo (Doctor in Social Development), together with Mayor Herbert Bautista of Quezon City attended the 12th global forum on human settlements and the implementation of SDG 11 held at the UN Headquarters in New York, USA in October 2017.

Brother Artemio Pilon Jr or Ka Jun to all (Middle), District Minister of the Iglesia Ni Cristo’s Northwest California led Ministers and members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo Binhi organization to a special gathering held in San Jose, California. The Binhi organization of the INC are from ages 11 to 18 and is the youngest from among the Christian Family Orgazination of the Church.

The Philippine Professional & Business Society of Santa Clara Valley, Inc.(PPBS) led by their Society President Emmer D. Dela Cruz will celebrate the 54th Anniversary of its founding on Saturday, November 11, 2017. It will be held at the Holiday Inn (formerly Wyndham Hotel) at 1350 N. First Street in San Jose. One of the main projects of the Society is to award plaques of recognitions and cash awards to the deserving High School Graduates with high scholastic achieveme...

WASHINGTON, DC, October 27, 2017 — AARP saluted the Filipino and Filipino American veterans of World War II by funding the minting of 1,000 bronze replicas of the Congressional Gold Medal to be given to veterans and their family members in recognition of their service and sacrifice. Commissioned by Congress, the medals are the highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions. The veterans were honored in a national celebration on...

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. —Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) outlined today a series of billing and service modifications and disaster relief and rebuilding policies to support customers recovering from the immediate aftermath of the October 2017 Northern California Wildfires. “At PG&E, our thoughts and prayers are with our customers and communities that have been impacted by these extraordinary wildfires. We realize this is a very difficult time for everyone and...

SAN FRANCISCO -- Inferior, immoral, untrustworthy, refusing to assimilate, stealing “white” jobs – the rhetoric is all too familiar as public officials throughout U.S. history have denounced certain groups as aliens and called for their exclusion. Could voices of ordinary citizens have turned the tide? Does a lone voice matter? This is the question a new exhibit at the Presidio Officers’ Club called “Exclusion: The Presidio’s Role in WWII Japanese American Incarceration,” ...

Story by Federico A. Espiritu / Photos by Federico A. Espiritu, Jho Bule and Gary De Guzman Amid autumn nocturnal chill, the San Francisco City Hall radiated in Philippine colors as fervor of Filipinism simmered within the hearts of around 500 souls who converged at its grand rotunda for the culminating program of the Filipino-American History Month celebration last October 30, 2017. The night crested with sentimental pride as nine Filipino veterans of World War II from...

WASHINGTON — Under updated policy guidance, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is instructing its officers to apply the same level of scrutiny to both initial petitions and extension requests for certain nonimmigrant visa categories. The guidance applies to nearly all nonimmigrant classifications filed using Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker. “USCIS officers are at the front lines of the administration’s efforts to enhance the integrity of the i...

LBC is proud to reveal the 12 winners of the 2018 Calendar Design Competition. Launched in LBC-serviced areas in USA and Canada last June to July 31, 2017, the theme of the tilt was “The Way We Move It in the Philippines”. Winning entries depicted the unique ways Filipinos move, may it be thru culture like dance or way of life like transportation. The twelve winners are: Teoderico Asuncion, Annika Constantino, Queenie Crisostomo, Sharmaine Encabo, Beech Garcia, Jason Luz,...

California Earthquake Authority encourages participation in drill, other preparedness steps SACRAMENTO -- In the past two months, Californians have seen news of one deadly natural disaster after another — five hurricanes in the Atlantic, two earthquakes in Mexico, multiple massive fires in California and the devastation these catastrophes can cause. Each has served as a powerful reminder to Californians that natural disasters happen, often without warning — and that we nee...