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Articles by Mico Letargo

First Fil-Am Elected to Sierra Madre City Council

Rachelle Arizmendi became the first non-white and first Filipino-American member of the Sierra Madre City Council.
categories PoliticsRace/Ethnic Relations

LA City Council Passes Resolution in Support of TPS For PH

With affirmative votes across the board, the Los Angeles City Council passed a resolution on Wednesday, April 2, to express “support of legislation and/or administrative action to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Philippine nationals to prevent their deportation while their country recovers from Super Typhoon Haiyan.”
categories ImmigrationPolitics

SITV Hands Out ‘Best for Women Awards’

Women from all walks of life were honored on Tuesday, March 25, by Soroptimist International of The Verdugos (SITV) for being role models and trailblazers for women everywhere.
categories BusinessCity AffairsFamily/Inter-generational NewsRace/Ethnic Relations

‘Education and Smaller Servings Will Combat Obesity in CA, Not New Taxes’

According to a state-wide lobby group opposing the so-called ‘soda tax’ bill introduced in the State Legislature, consumer education and smaller serving sizes are more sensible solutions to the obesity epidemic instead of adding a penny-per-ounce tax on all sugary drinks sold in California.
categories FoodHealthPolitics

Mark Pulido Declared First Fil-Am City Mayor of Cerritos

Outgoing Mayor Bruce W. Barrows nominates Mark Pulido to succeed him as City Mayor.
category Politics

Community Groups Encourage More Asians to Sign Up for Coverage

A Los Angeles-based community advocacy group – together with various community service organizations across California – will hold about 125 outreach events throughout the State to encourage enrollment among Asian communities before the March 31 deadline to sign up for health coverage.
categories Family/Inter-generational NewsHealthPoliticsRace/Ethnic Relations

Fil-Am Writer-filmmaker Launches Kickstarter for WW II Vets’ Documentary

A Kickstarter campaign was recently launched for a documentary project. The project aims to tell the story of World War II veterans, who fought in the Philippines.
categories Arts & CultureFamily/Inter-generational NewsRace/Ethnic Relations

Martinez is Back on the Ice

Receives hero’s welcome in LAX.
categories Arts & CultureSports

Rep. Xavier Becerra: a National Leader with a Heart for Local Communities

In spite of his national prominence in the political arena, Rep. Xavier Becerra remains grounded in his public service work.
categories PoliticsProfiles

28th EDSA Anniversary Celebration at PCG-LA

On Tuesday, February 25, the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles celebrated the 28th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution.
category Politics
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