Americas

Attorney General Bonta reports success of gun violence prevention campaign

By Cesar Antonio Nucum Jr. SACRAMENTO – California is making big headway in its campaign to prevent gun violence but much more has to be made. The success of the state’s gun violence prevention is highlighted in a report from…

Pista sa Nayon in Vallejo kicks off PHL Independence Day rites in Bay Area

By Cesar Antonio Nucum Jr. VALLEJO, California — A fitting start to the month leading to the celebration of the 126th year of Philippine Independence was what the “Pista sa Nayon” in the City of Vallejo in California accomplished over the …

Gary Valenciano and Apl.de.Ap to headline PHL Independence Day celebration in Carson on June 8

CITY OF CARSON — The City of Carson’s 126th Philippine Independence Day Celebration on June 8 promises to be an electrifying event as two renowned Filipino artists, International Sensation “Mr. Pure Energy,” Gary Valenciano, and Filipino-American rapper, singer, record producer,…

SoCal man charged with hate crime for attacking Asian-American woman

By Gilda Balan, Correspondent CULVERT CITY — For punching an Asian-American woman in the head in Culver City while shouting racial slurs, Jesse Allen Lindsey, 37, was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 29. A report appearing in…

US Senate eyes $500-M annual US military aid for PHL

MAKATI CITY – The United States Senate is waiting for a detailed analysis from the US Department of Defense (DOD) on the proposal to increase the annual US$40 million US military aid or Foreign Military Financing (FMF) to the Philippines to…

Group wants to fight hate, racism with affirmative action

By Gilda Balan, Correspondent LOS ANGELES  — As former First Lady Michelle Obama famously said, “When they go low, we go high.” The national coalition Stop AAPI Hate recently launched a multi-media storytelling campaign as part of the Asian American…

America in My Heart : Visiting Texas, once called the New Philippines

ROUND ROCK, TEXAS — Yes, I am in Texas now. I’m here mainly visiting my eldest daughter Marie-Alsie Gabot Penaranda, a part-time UNTV newscaster, and her family who have become Texans after a decade here.  I visited Texas a long…

Upside: Celebrating 60 years in love and service

By Cherie M. Querol Moreno (Conclusion)  DALY CITY, California– State, County and City leaders hailed pioneer Daly City residents at their recent diamond wedding anniversary. Mig and Perla Ibarrientos’ love was born in Iloilo City, Philippines, where Perla’s friend Brenda orchestrated…

Asian students still face racism, harassment in US schools

By Gilda Balan, Correspondent What happened to the two sons of Hai Au Huynh may well represent the current state of racism and harassment faced by Asian American students. For months, the 45-year-old Texas mother had been trying to reach…

CA vs Hate hotline marks first year, cites gains, new initiatives

By Cesar Antonio Nucum Jr SAN FRANCISCO – More than a thousand acts of hate were reported to CA vs Hate during its first year and these connected hundreds of Californians supporting the campaign against hate.   Officials reported that during…