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First Fil-Am Internet radio brings a new kind of wave to Southern California

Charly Pura with Doi Porras, vocalist of Pinoy Gothic band Dominion. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

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.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Gancayco leads UPAA in Los Angeles

Victoria “Vicky” Achacoso-Gancayco

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.

Posted: August 3rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipino indicted in California for terror plot

Members of the media gather outside the home of 21-year-old Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales of Upland, Calif. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Vidriales is one of four Southern California men who have been charged with plotting to kill Americans and destroy U.S. targets overseas by joining al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan, federal officials said Monday. In one online conversation, Santana told an FBI undercover agent that he wanted to commit jihad and expressed interest in a jihadist training camp in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. AP/Damian Dovarganes

A 23-year-old Filipino-American and two other Southern California residents have been indicted on terrorism-related charges in federal court.

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Study reveals Southern Californians at risk due to air pollution


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.

Posted: February 22nd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »