ABAOC celebrates Lunar New Year and Fil-Am Chamber empowers young entrepreneurs

Two of the most active business and professional organizations in Orange County share between them a record of more than 40 years of serving the community. Drawing membership notably from diversified multi-ethnic backgrounds, a common denominator marks both associations – i.e. to...

OC Fil-Am Chamber focuses on budding entrepreneurs

The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County (FACCOC)  has for more than two decades earned the reputation not only on providing the healthy climate for businesses to thrive especially for Filipino entrepreneurs and professionals. The Chamber is also focused on the...

Joseph Gelito: Setting the Bar High for Fil-Am Comedians

Multi-talented Joseph Gelito had to work hard to establish himself in a field that’s hard to penetrate, much more excel in. In being where he is now in the entertainment world he had to be different to stay in a business where competitions sprout like mushrooms. Like the Biblical...

PSST presents Pilipino American Culture Night at La Mirada Theater

Among the many jokes that tend show the peculiarities of the Filipinos in America is about their tendency to respond automatically and turn their heads to the direction of the sound when someone makes the “psst” with his mouth. It is said that only Filipinos would react that way...

Californians greet 2015 with new laws

Of the many laws that greeted Californians in 2015 many have varied significant effects but one law that had been debated fiercely and fought so hard for concerned giving driving privilege to significant number of undocumented people and one that will alter the driving complexion...

A deeper resolve needed to an old challenge for the New Year

There are only a few days left before 2014 will become history. It will be remembered bitterly or fondly depending  on how an individual fared in the last 365 days. As we face the remaining days still with unresolved issues from a to do list  drawn up even before  circa 2014...

Simbang Gabi tradition endures

The tradition of Simbang Gabi has endured for more than 400 years. The nine-day pre-dawn celebration of the Mass serves as a prelude to the climatic celebration of Christmas. Catholic churches in hundreds of different locations in the Philippines, and even at the corridors of...

Nations’ response during calamities reveals deep-seated charitable culture

Still dazed after a year since Super Typhoon Yolanda  delivered a devastating wallop never been experience in the history of the Philippines, now comes another foreboding calamity represented by Typhoon Ruby with at least nine provinces in the Visayas are expected to reel from...

ABAOC, FACCOC trace decades of service to Orange County entrepreneurs

After months of preparations, two prestigious Orange County groups dedicated to almost identical audiences, the Orange County entrepreneurs and professionals, the organizers from Asian Business Association of Orange Country (ABAOC) and the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of...

A thousand and one reasons to be thankful

A thankful heart doesn’t recognize color, race, religion and what have you because in so many ways, there are always more than enough reasons to be in a state of gratitude. The splendor of what eyes can see  abound  and are reasons enough to compel a sense of gratitude and...