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
August 29, 1995 |
Swiss officials have ordered Swiss banks to return nearly half a billion dollars in accounts of the late Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos to the Philippines, which says the money was plundered from the national treasury. But the money is to be held in an escrow account until Philippine courts determine who should get it--the government, the Marcos family or the 10,000 victims of Marcos' regime who were awarded $2 billion in a federal class-action lawsuit in Hawaii.
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.
January 5, 1986 |
It was a steamy evening, punctuated by thunderstorms. Destitute figures, clad in rags, slept under the remote porticoes of the government's Manila Film Center. Out front, hundreds of the more fortunate paid 35 pesos (about $1.75) to get in, more than four times the going ticket price at privately owned movie theaters. Soldiers stood on guard against possible terrorist attack.