Looking Back as we end 2013 and welcome 2014

by Myrna Aquitania Soon in three days, 2013 will just be a memory. But before that happens, this writer would  like to look back and remember the significant  LA community and Philippine events that happened in 2013. On Martin Luther King holiday in January, 2013,  State Senator...

‘Yolanda’ sparks worldwide financial/humanitarian aid

by Myrna Aquitania The worldwide outpouring of financial and humanitarian aid for victims of typhoon ‘Yolanda’ is amazingly overwhelming. Recent reports from a flash appeal by the United Nations stated that an “estimate of $301 million or 13 billion pesos would be needed for the...

Yolanda ‘very much like a tsunami’ – UN

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Satellite images processed by a specialized United Nations program reveal that super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) looked “very much like a tsunami” that eradicated entire towns in the Philippines, an analyst from the United Nations Institute for Training and...

Pentagon orders aircraft carrier, ships to PHL

WASHINGTON, November 11, 2013 (AFP) – US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the aircraft carrier USS George Washington and other American ships to head to the typhoon-stricken Philippines, the Pentagon said Monday. The carrier, which has 5,000 sailors and more than 80...