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Articles by Mico Letargo

LA Councilmembers Introduce Resolution to Call for End on Gay Blood Ban

Los Angeles City Councilmembers Mike Bonin (CD 11) Mitch O’Farrell (CD 13) introduced a resolution on Tuesday, Sept. 9, which calls on the Federal government to halt the ban on gay men giving blood at donation drives.
categories PoliticsRace/Ethnic Relations

LAX Flyaway Shuttle Service Opens in Hollywood

Getting to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) may have just become easier with the arrival of a new bus line that will shuttle passengers from Hollywood to LAX, and vice versa.
category City Affairs

Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim: On Serving the Largest Filipino Community in the United States

There are roughly 825,000 Filipinos in Southern California, with around 300,000 living in Los Angeles County. And those numbers are just for SoCal alone.
categories City AffairsPoliticsProfilesRace/Ethnic Relations

Samar-based ‘Banig’ Fashion Brand Looks for Rebuilding Support Via Kickstarter

A fashion brand that uses banig, or hand-woven sleeping mats, for its fashion accessories is looking for help in recovering and rebuilding their facilities, and the lives of the Filipino weavers, embroiders, and artisans that comprise their company.
categories Arts & CultureBusiness

Jose Antonio Vargas Applies for Deferred Action

As part of ‘1 of 11 Million’ campaign.
categories ImmigrationPolitics

DACA Grantee Chronicles Life of Undocumented Filipino Family in Short Film

For Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) grantee and immigrant rights advocate Seth Roquillo, using film as a medium of communication can play a key role in opening the eyes of Americans about what it really means to be undocumented.
categories EducationFamily/Inter-generational NewsImmigrationMediaPolitics

Reodica Fraud Trial Rescheduled for Nov.

The fraud trial against embattled car dealer Eminiano “Jun” Reodica, Jr., scheduled on Tuesday, August 19, has been moved again by the court to a later date on Nov. 4, 2014.
category Justice

Immigration Activists Hold Prayer Vigil in LA for Administrative Relief

Over a hundred activists, undocumented immigrants, and supporters held a prayer vigil on Wednesday, August 6 at McArthur Park in Downtown Los Angeles to call on President Barack Obama to extend administrative relief, particularly to the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors who are now facing deportation.
categories ImmigrationPolitics

Filipina is New VP for California Wellness Foundation

A Filipina has recently been named to a key position in the California Wellness Foundation (Cal Wellness), a private, independent organization that seeks to improve the health of the people of California through grant-making efforts for health promotion, wellness education, and disease prevention.
category Health

Very Few Undocumented Pinoys Apply for DACA

According to the Philippine Embassy, only a few undocumented Filipinos have taken advantage of a federal government program that would let them stay and work in the US temporarily.
categories ImmigrationPolitics
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