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Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN North America Bureau WRIGHTWOOD, Calif–Residents of the small scenic ski resort town of Wrightwood were in tears during Christmas weekend, as they honored a Filipino for his heroic act which happened five years ago. The Claridad family was celebrating Christmas day at Jackson Lake in 2007, when two children, whom the Claridads [...]
Our resident film critic Manny the Movie Guy gives us his picks for top ten movies of 2012. Did you favorite flick make it?
Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN North America Bureau With gun control at the center of national controversy and a country still healing from a year of violent incidents, the Los Angeles police department (LAPD) decided to do their annual gun buyback program in December, rather than wait until May. “We bumped it up a little early this [...]
By Don Tagala, ABS-CBN North America Bureau December 27, 2012 NEW YORK– On Friday, December 28, It’ll be exactly two weeks since tragedy visited the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty-eight lives were lost in the second deadliest shooting rampage in America. The victims were shot point blank, multiple times. The weapons: two [...]
Associated Press December 27, 2012 LOS ANGELES — Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it has reached a settlement worth more than $1 billion in a case involving unintended acceleration problems in its vehicles. The company said the deal will resolve hundreds of lawsuits from Toyota owners who said the value of their cars and trucks [...]
ABS-CBNnews.com MANILA, Philippines – Four-division champion Nonito Donaire Jr. was hailed by Boxing Scene as 2012’s Fighter of the Year due to his victories over worthy opponents and his stance on random drug testing. According to Boxing Scene’s Jake Donovan, Donaire has churned out impressive performance in all of his four fights in 2012 and [...]
By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Dec 26 (Reuters) – The severe winter weather that hit parts of the central and southern United States on Christmas Day moved eastward on Wednesday, causing flight delays and dangerous road conditions in the Northeast and Ohio Valley. Flights headed for New York, Philadelphia and Newark, New Jersey, were experiencing [...]
HONOLULU (AP) — With a yearend deadline looming before the economy goes over the so-called fiscal cliff, President Barack Obama is cutting short his traditional Christmas holiday in Hawaii, planning to leave for Washington on Wednesday evening. Obama was expected to arrive in Washington early Thursday, the White House said late Tuesday. First lady Michelle [...]
By Les Christie, CNN A tax break that has saved struggling homeowners from paying thousands of dollars to the IRS is just days away from expiring. If the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 does not get extended by Congress by the end of the year, homeowners will have to start paying income taxes [...]
By Don Tagala, ABS-CBN North America Bureau December 26, 2012 NEW YORK – Filipino health care workers are suing a New York firm for immigration fraud, forced labor, involuntary servitude, mail and wire fraud, according to court documents obtained by Balitang America. After going through the legal process of obtaining a work visa, Gwen Almonte, [...]
December 26, 2012 SAN FRANCISCO, – Xoom Corporation, a global online money transfer provider, has won the 2012 Bronze Award prize in this year’s Telly Awards for the Philippine “Better Way” campaign, under the Regional TV and Multi-Market Category for TV commercials. The Telly Awards honors the very best film and video productions, groundbreaking online [...]
Christmas is not complete without the music of carols. The Filipino American Veterans Rondalla Group joined us in studio to bring some holiday cheer.
Jersey City, NJ – Following his explosive performance at the summer Paralympic Games in London earlier this year, Filipino-American Paralympic gold medalist Raymond Martin received a special citation from the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders in Jersey City, New Jersey Thursday (yesterday). Martin said, “It means a lot, I grew up here, I was [...]