CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1992
It was Bayani Baloloy's first trip to America, and an accounting job awaited him in New York. But when the flight from the Philippines landed on the West Coast for a layover, Baloloy placed a call. "I told my contact in New York: 'I am in Los Angeles. If I can't find a job by the end of the week, I'll be in New York Monday.' " By the end of that week, he had found a single-bedroom apartment with a relative in Hollywood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1994 |
The word in the Filipino language of Tagalog is hiya, and it describes an innate shyness of the Filipino people. Carmencita Davino readily uses the word to describe her fellow Filipinos. But it does not describe Davino, the director of the Asian-Pacific American Education Commission for the Los Angeles Unified School District, the first Filipino American to head the 20-year-old organization.
September 6, 1987 |
Buried at the bottom of page 6 in last Sunday's Manila Chronicle was a five-paragraph report quoting World Bank sources saying that the country's most recent attempted coup d'etat should not slow the Philippines improving economy. Good news, sorely needed.
April 10, 1986 |
Retaining her image as a friendly, folksy housewife while taking on the burdens of a chief of state looks like tough work for Philippines' President Corazon Aquino. According to a close associate, Aquino likes to be called Mrs. President, and people who work with her or know her socially say how warm and appreciative she is, how unassuming. It is said that she makes excellent pate and pasta, likes to play mah-jongg and that she says the rosary daily.
March 2, 1986
Mabuhay , President Cory Aquino! The Filipinos have spoken. What an amazing victory for democracy, justice and "people power" in the Philippines. Now comes the difficult time of pursuing national reconciliation, economic developments, and human rights. Our hopes and prayers are with you, Cory, and the courageous Filipino people. DIANA C. SHEPHERD Sunland
February 8, 1998 |
Imelda Marcos announced Saturday that she will run for president in May, saying she wants to share her husband's wealth with the Filipino people. Marcos, widow of late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos, announced her candidacy a week after the Supreme Court upheld her 1993 corruption conviction and 12-year prison sentence. She can appeal the ruling one more time and is free on bond in the meantime.
May 8, 2010 |
Call her the accidental blogger, because Lila Shahani certainly never planned on becoming one of the Philippines' most controversial Internet voices. All she did was write a letter to her uncle last fall expressing disappointment over the government's response to the deadly Typhoon Ondoy. Granted, her uncle is former President Fidel V. Ramos. But supporters say the letter contained such elegant, well-reasoned arguments about what was wrong with her country that when the 42-year-old academic posted it online, people took notice.
January 6, 2001 |
The Philippines' highest judge and four other members of a Senate impeachment court trying President Joseph Estrada on corruption charges have received death threats, the court said. Supreme Court Chief Justice Hilario Davide, who heads the impeachment court, said at the trial that he had received an undated letter accusing him of being "anti-Estrada" and saying his penalty would be death. Davide said the letter was signed "the Filipino people." He brushed aside the threat.