Three Swiss Nationals Conferred with Presidential Medal of Merit

Feb 17, 2014

Three Swiss nationals were conferred the Philippine Presidential Medal of Merit for their significant contributions towards recovering the amount of over US$ 684million, the largest amount recovered to date from the illicit assets of the Marcos’ family and their cronies.  Read more

Philippines Joins 2014 Boston Globe Trade Show

Feb 17, 2014

For the third year in a row, the Philippines successfully participated in the annual Boston Globe Travel Show (BGTS) held on 7-9 February 2014 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Read more

The First 72 Hours: A contest for life-saving solutions after a disaster

Feb 14, 2014

NextDayBetter is promoting the UNICEF and Socialab "Global Innovation Challenge: First 72 Hours", a contest seeking innovative ideas to create life-saving solutions in the 72 crucial hours after a disaster.  Read more

Insta-Update, Starstruck Mommies Edition

Feb 13, 2014

From Starstruck beauties to devoted mommies, these certified Kapuso actresses have proven that they can juggle their career and parenthood at the same time. This week, Kapuso Abroad Weekly shows you five Starstruck alumnae who remain shining bright onstage without compromising precious mother-and-child bonding moments via Insta-Update! Read more

Memorandum of Agreement for Build a Shelter Project US Northeast Signed in the Philippines

Feb 13, 2014

Consul General Mario L. De Leon, Jr. witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan (SLB)-Build a Shelter Project US Northeast (BASP) and the Gawad Kalinga (GK) Community Development Foundation, Inc. on February 7 at the SLB office in Ateneo de Manila in Loyola Heights, Quezon City. Read more

Ambassador Cuisia seeks meeting with State Secretary Kerry on TPS

Feb 6, 2014

Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia Jr. has asked for an appointment with U.S. State Secretary John F. Kerry to seek his endorsement of the Philippines’ request for Temporary Protection Status or TPS for Filipinos in the U.S. Read more

GMA International welcomes Canada Senator, Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation

Feb 6, 2014

GMA International hosted the Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation (PCCF) in its recent visit to the Philippines this January. GMA Network Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon welcomed the representatives along with Filipino-Canadian Senator Tobias Enverga, Jr. and his wife, Rosemer Enverga, during a courtesy call at GMA Network Center last January 16. Read more

Filipino-American Youth Leaders Share their Philippine Immersion Experience in FYLPRO Town Hall

Feb 6, 2014

Following their five-day intensive program in the Philippines in July 2013, youth leaders Rachelle Ocampo and Edward Santos held an echo seminar of their stories and lessons learned at a town hall meeting organized by the Philippine Consulate General New York at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center last January 17.    Read more


Feb 5, 2014

Chinese New Year celebrations, romantic dates, athletic meets, and a wedding – a lot has definitely happened over the long weekend! Find out what some of your favorite Kapuso personalities were up to during the break only on Kapuso Abroad’s Insta-Update! Read more

GMA Network puts heart first in Kapuso Month campaign

Feb 5, 2014

This February, GMA Network departs from the conventional concept of the love month by highlighting how love deepens all kinds of relationships in its Kapuso Month campaign titled “Puso Ang Una” (Putting the Heart First).  Read more

Filipino Community in New York Rallies behind TPS, Vows to Merge Efforts with PHL Government

Feb 4, 2014

As the decision on the request of the Philippines for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation by the US government enters its third month, the consulate General held a multi-sectoral town hall meeting last January 28, where Consul General Mario L. De Leon, Jr. Called on different sectors of the community to partner with the Philippine Government in lobbying for the Us government’s approval of the TPS. Read more

Philippine Cardinal to Receive Honorary Degree from Fordham

Feb 4, 2014

Fordham University will confer an honorary degree upon his Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, Philippines, on Friday, March 28. Read more

Music for a Cause: We Shall Rise -- A Song for Yolanda Victims

Feb 4, 2014

This is a story about a group of Filipino musicians in the US who scrambled to come together in one concerted effort to help the victims of typhoon Yolanda. Read more

Fil-Am leaders meet US State Dep't officials on Temporary Protected Status for PH

Feb 3, 2014

Fil-Am leaders in the US presented arguments to State Department officials to justify the granting of a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the Philippines, which would allow undocumented Filipinos and those who have lost their immigration status to obtain work authorization and the right to travel. Read more

GMA Kapuso Foundation receives $15,000 donation from the City of Carson, California

Jan 30, 2014

GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF) – the socio-civic arm of GMA Network – was presented with a check for $15,000 by the City of Carson in California for the victims of typhoon Yolanda. Read more


Sketch of Theater Journalist Randy Gener's Alleged Attacker Released

Jan 28, 2014

The Fil-Am Press Club of New York is urging anyone with information about the brutal attack of Randy Gener, Press Club member, to contact the New York Police Department. A sketch and description of the alleged suspect who attacked Gener in Midtown Manhattan on January 17 have been released. Read more

Vigil held for assaulted Filipino journalist

Jan 28, 2014

About 100 Filipino American journalists, theater artists, LGBT rights advocates and members of the Filipino community gathered in a candle light vigil in New York City to express their support and seek justice for a Filipino American journalist and theater writer who was assaulted last week. (Photos by Felix Manuel, FilAm New York Press Club) Read more

Build-A-Shelter Project Set to Launch Two Villages in February 2014

Jan 28, 2014

Two months after its launch, the Philippine Consulate General New York and the US Northeast community have raised enough funds for its Build A Shelter Project (BASP) to start construction in some of the worst-hit towns of super typhoon Yolanda last November. Read more