The first thing Charly Pura did when she moved to California from the Philippines at age 15 was to turn on the radio. She dialed through all the stations and discovered the diversity of music playing on air. However, she was disappointed to find out that, although Spanish and Chinese music were easily accessible, Filipino music was nowhere to be found.
The University of the Philippines Alumni Association of Greater Los Angeles Area, Inc. (UPAAGLA) elected Victoria “Vicky” Achacoso-Gancayco, as its incoming president. The group has various projects, including a scholarship program for poor students in the Philippines. The group partnered with UP Mindanao last year and hopes to expand the program.
By Nimfa U. Rueda
A 23-year-old Filipino-American and two other Southern California residents have been indicted on terrorism-related charges in federal court.
By Joseph Pimentel
A new environmental study reveals that people living in Southern California and the Midwest are most at risk of death due to air pollution than any other place in the United States.