Americas

BIDEN REAFFIRMS U.S. VOW TO DEFEND PHILIPPINES, warns China vs ‘provocative’ conduct, boosts ties with Manila, Marcos

By CLAIRE MORALES TRUE and ALFRED GABOT  Managing Editor and Editor in Chief    WASHINGTON D.C. — Meeting Philippine President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. at the White House for the first time, United States President Joe Biden reaffirmed his country’s…

California firm, Ayala group ink pact on e-motorcycles; Marcos secures $1.3 B investment pledges

By Claire Morales True, Managing Editor WASHINGTON D.C. – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.  witnessed the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. of the Ayala Group and California-based Zero Motorcycles on a partnership to manufacture electric…

Teacher who used anti-Asian slurs reports back to classroom

By Gilda Balan, Correspondent WISCONSIN – One teacher’s idea of humor was not only considered not funny, his words had devastating effects on a minor of Asian descent. The Asian American community was angered when a school district in Wisconsin…

FROM THE WHITE HOUSE Joint Statement of the Leaders of the Philippines and United States

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. is honored to welcome Philippine President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. to Washington, DC. The leaders recognize the remarkable ties of friendship, community, and shared sacrifice that serve as the foundation of the U.S.-Philippines alliance. President…

Judge’s ruling dismissing hate crime enhancements on Roque family decried

By Jun Nucum LOS ANGELES – Nearly a hundred supporters of the Roque family condemned the ruling of the judge in the Roque family McDonald drive-thru in Hollywood California assault case dropping the hate crime enhancements on assault charges. Community…

Review of California MediCal enrollees’ eligibility under way

SAN FRANCISCO – MediCal enrollees in California are strongly encouraged to update their information to keep their status as the state reviews eligibility for the first time since the Covid 19 pandemic. The advisory is being widely disseminated urgently as…

Upside (Cherie Querol Moreno) – Fight trainer rises above abuse

A Southern California millennial is crushing the stereotype of the Filipina as shy, submissive and dependent.  On the contrary, Kamille Ysabel Manalo defines today’s FilAm woman: strong, assertive and self-reliant. Call her Coach Kammmm, the four M’s for her and…

Manny Pacquiao loses legal case with Paradigm, ordered to pay $5.1 M to US firm; boxing icon pursuing legal remedies

By Claire Morales True, Managing Editor LOS ANGELES/MANILA – Filipino world boxing icon Emmanuel Manny” Pacquiao is facing another setback. After his defeat during last year’s presidential elections, the boxing legend and former Senator lost in a civil suit filed…

Vice President Kamala Harris: PHL-US relations ‘stronger than ever’

WASHINGTON D.C. – US Vice President Kamala Harris said the relations between the Philippines and the United States are “stronger than ever” as she met Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. at the US capital. “Under your leadership, we have been able…

Fil-Am singer H.E.R joins production of Broadway musical on Imelda Marcos

NEW YORK – Now,  there are two top Filipino celebrities as co-producer of the “Here Lies Love,” a Broadway musical on the rise and fall of former First Lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos. This after multi-award-winning Filpino-American singer H.E.R., Gabriella Sarmiento…