"In societies where Robbing Hoods are treated like a celebrity it is but natural to expect political parties to act like a Mafia syndicate" Political Jaywalker "In a nation where corruption is endemic people tend to confuse due process with aiding and abetting criminals" Political Jaywalker "War doesn't determine who is right, war determines who is left" Bertrand Russell "You have just one flash flood of money, you keep your people poor. It's like a time bomb and it's scary" Philippine Lawmaker

Impoprtant Dates for Filipino Americans

The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles will be closed based on the following dates:

11 November 2009 (Wednesday) – In observance of Veterans Day (US Holiday)
26 November 2009 (Thursday) – In observance of Thanksgiving Day (US Holiday)
27 November 2009 (Friday) – In observance of Andres Bonifacio Day (RP Holiday)

Regular consular services will resume on the next working day, 12 November 2009 (Thursday) and 30 November 2009 (Monday), respectively. In emergency cases, the Duty officer can be reached at telephone number (213) 268-9990.

A Pinoy CNN hero coming to Los Angeles

Invitation is extended to all for the welcoming of Filipino CNN Hero Finalist Efren Peñaflorida to Los Angeles on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 8 am at LAX Terminal 6. A welcome rally will follow immediately. For more information, please contact Global Link Media at 562-259-8019 or click to email.

Rockwood Park community meeting

To all Fil-Ams particularly those living near and around Rockwood and Colton in Historic Filipinotown, come help finalize the conceptual design and share your thoughts on a new pocket park for the neighborhood:
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Pilipino Workers Center
153 Glendale Boulevard, 2nd Floor
(enter on Rockwood)
Los Angeles, CA 90026
3pm - 4pm


Benefit for Typhoon victims in the Philippines
Thursday, Nov. 12, 9pm - 2pm

314 - 11th Street (by: Folsom St.)
Sliding scale $7 - 20
For more info, please contact: Angelica

Tastes, sights and cultures of Asia

15th Annual AsiaNight
Friday, November 20, 2009, 6:00 P.M. - 10:15 P.M.
at the Palace Hotel, San Francisco
Sponsored by California-Asia Business Council (Cal-Asia)

River, River

A stage adaptation of Merlinda Bobis’ acclaimed 1994 short story, Fish Hair Woman.
Fri, Nov 13, 8pm
Sun., Nov 15, 6pm
Location: Bayanihan Community Center, 1010 Mission St. (@ 6th St) San Francisco, CA 94103
Admission: $12 student/senior, $14 advance; $16 – 20 at the door
Tickets click here to go to website
Info: 415.239.0249, www.kularts.org, http://facebook.com/kularts, or email.

Ongoing until November 21, 2009

Humanities: Ben Cabrera, Ahmad Zakii Anwar & Putu Sutawijaya

Ben Cabrera, or 'Bencab', as he is better known, is one of the youngest artists to be recognized as a National Artist of the Philippines
Andrew Shire Gallery, 3850 Wilshire Blvd., #107, Los Angeles, CA 90010

Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am-6pm
For more info email here.or go to Andrew Shire Gallery website.

Dionesio C. Grava - Part-time community journalist based in Los Angeles and editorial writer at Forum Asia.

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