Five delightful divas sang nostalgic retro songs

On a balmy Wednesday night, this author was privileged to have been invited by a  friend Linda Mapes, to the “Retro” performance of five delightful singing divas such as: Lirio Vital, Ivy Violan, Djoanna Garcia, Bambi Lopez and Maricar Cabasag at the famous Catalina Bar &...

Car Pros Kia introduces program for low & middle-income car buyers

On a recent mid-afternoon’s weekday visit to Car Pros Kia, this author and media colleague; Liza Rafallo were both surprised to witness an auto showroom brimming with customers excited to learn more about the dealership’s new incentive program for low and middle-income families....

Emerald Awards to Orange County green movement achievers

For many years, the importance of conservation (for their love of the Planet Earth) has been a message that has drawn national attention. Most especially in recent years, the need to take the issue seriously had been highlighted by the gnawing effects of ignoring the urgency of...

Universal Studios Hollywood presents ‘Halloween Horror Nights’

Fright-filled “Halloween Horror Nights” was announced by Universal Studios Hollywood recently. The theme park guests will be treated to an “extreme fear destination” which features horror-filled mazes, a terror tram experience and awesome hip-hop dance show from Friday, September...

Irvine 14th Global Village Festival celebrates diversity

The City of Irvine, one of the 34 cities comprising the County of Orange, is not only one of the nation’s largest master-planned communities, culturally diverse and fully integrated city of 250,384 residents but also holds the distinction of being ranked as the top city in...

Local Bicolanos celebrate the (Kaadlawan) Feast of Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia

Today, Saturday, September 19th culminates the ninth day of novena prayers to Our Lady of Peñafrancia, spearheaded by groups of Bicolano devotees in the Southland. Annually, various nine-day novenas were scheduled in Catholic Churches attended by the numerous Bicolanos in the Los...

Conservationists converge at Fil-AM Chamber’s7th Annual Green Expo

This year will mark the seventh edition of the Annual Green,  Conserve and Health Expo that the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Orange will be hosting at the Marriott Suites in Anaheim  on September 23rd and will bring together under one roof Orange County’s stern...

Not ready to write ‘30’ yet

I will be taking an indefinite leave from writing my weekly column in this paper starting next week. I had a recent freak accident which has kept me in bed for almost a month now. The “magnetic resonance imaging” scan (MRI) done on my back three days ago showed that I had...

Real estate magnate Villar, other trapos want Duterte to run

The presidential candidacy of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte appears to be gaining ground as support from people from all sectors of society, as well as from disgruntled political leaders, continue to swell everyday. A few days ago, the Nacionalista Party (NP) and the Partido...

OC businesses eye-ball companies for opportunities at ABAOC Annual Event

Orange County’s small and mid-sized businesses had the opportunity to bag lucrative contract via the annual event sponsored by one of the most active business associations in Orange County. The event is one of the business organization’s most awaited signature projects.. At the...