Lourdes Trinidad-Ocampo turns recycled newspapers into intricately-crafted handbags

This author was recently mesmerized by various types of intricately-crafted handbags made of recycled newspapers. The brainchild of Lourdes Trinidad-Ocampo, the handbags carry the name “D’yario” and each handbag is intricately handwoven, handmade and distributed through the...

Gloria C. Rull: Asian Women Entrepreneurs’ ‘Rise of the Lotus Awardee’

The lotus flower has been associated with purity and beauty and its exquisiteness and symbolism with rebirth had made it one of the most meaningful emblems of achievement. The nonprofit Asian Women Entrepreneurs of Orange County (AWE) had aptly named its event recently at the...

California proclaims special day honoring Fil-Am labor leader

It’s official: California will observe a Larry Itliong Day each year to honor the legacy of the Filipino American labor organizer who fought for racial justice and farmworkers’ rights. Governor Jerry Brown yesterday (Wednesday in Manila) signed into law AB 7 proclaiming the...

Congressional Gold Medal Sought for Filipino WWII Vets

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES— Legislators Thursday introduced a bill seeking to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino and Filipino-American soldiers who fought during World War II. “Filipino veterans fought bravely alongside American forces during World War II, and our...

2015 Honda CR-V Wins Cars.com/USA Today/‘MotorWeek’ Compact SUV Challenge

2015 CR-V applauded for its optimal balance of family-friendly features, interior room, excellent visibility and rewarding driving experience TORRANCE, Calif. – The 2015 Honda CR-V, America’s most popular SUV for the past decade has won the top spot in the Cars.com/USA...

Speaker to Pacquiao: Don’t quit boxing just yet

MANILA, May 4 (Mabuhay) – The top leader of the House of Representatives, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, urged colleague Rep. Manny Pacquiao not to retire yet from boxing. In a statement, Belmonte said Pacquiao should not entertain retiring from boxing because he is still young. “We...

Sister Cities Los Angeles and Makati Grand Gala Night at The Omni Hotel May 3

By Ed Rame “The increasing interconnectivity of nations in today’s global economy underscores the need for robust partnerships between communities around the world.  Organizations like Sister Cities Internationalfoster such relationships, increasing mutual knowledge and...

50-MPG Honda Accord Hybrid named to KBB.com’s 10 Best Green Cars List for second year in a row

Apr 16, 2015 – TORRANCE, Calif. – The award-winning Honda Accord Hybrid, boasting the highest EPA city fuel economy rating of any four-door sedan sold in America, was named to Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com annual list of the 10 Best Green Cars for 2015, its second straight...

President Aquino honors youth organizations in 12th TAYO Awards

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III led the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards ceremony held in Malacañang Palace on Tuesday to recognize the contributions of youth organizations to nation building. In his speech, President Aquino said that as...

Carson to Mark Veterans Day with Patriotic Celebration

The City of Carson will join the entire nation in paying tribute to America’s war veterans as it hosts its annual Veterans Day Celebration on November 11. The celebration will take place at 10 a.m. at Veterans Park, located at 22400 Moneta Avenue in Carson. The event is open to...