Christina Oriel

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Fil-Am teen killed in car crash after prom

Mother sustains non-life threatening injuries A FILIPINO-American teenage girl was killed in a car crash in the Bay Area on Sunday morning, May 14, as she and her mother were on their way home from senior prom. At around 2:30 … Continue reading

May 17, 2017

US senators introduce bill to restrict defense exports to PH

TWO U.S. senators filed a bill on Thursday, May 4 aimed at restricting the export of certain arms into the Philippines and reaffirming support for human rights policies, amid reports of the rising death toll associated with the Duterte administration’s … Continue reading

May 05, 2017

Filipina murdered in Walnut Creek, Calif. 

A Filipina was fatally shot in the East Bay on Thursday, April 27 by a man she was dating for the past two years, according to police. Roselyn Policarpio, 47, was walking near the Lindsey Wildlife Experience in Walnut Creek, … Continue reading

May 02, 2017

Fil-Am sworn in as mayor of Sierra Madre, Calif. 

A FILIPINO-American woman was sworn in as the mayor of Sierra Madre, California, becoming the first Asian American to lead the city. Rachelle Arizmendi took the oath of office — officiated by California State Treasurer John Chiang — during the … Continue reading

May 01, 2017

California judge blocks part of Trump’s sanctuary cities executive order 

A federal judge in San Francisco on Tuesday, April 25 blocked a portion of President Donald Trump’s executive order that called for denying funds to areas that defy U.S. immigration authorities. U.S. District Judge William Orrick ruled that the Trump … Continue reading

April 26, 2017

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