Joseph Pimentel

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Fil-Am history to be taught statewide

LOS ANGELES – California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation that would incorporate the inclusion of Filipino American history in textbooks statewide. Brown signed AB 123, a bill introduced by Fil-Am Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) earlier this year, which … Continue reading

October 05, 2013

Domestic workers get overtime pay

LOS ANGELES – The phones haven’t stopped ringing at the Pilipino Workers Center, a week after Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation protecting domestic workers. The PWC is one of many organizations that spearheaded AB 241 The California Domestic Workers Bill … Continue reading

October 05, 2013

Sen. Cruz apologizes to Filvets

OVER ‘BATAAN DEATH MARCH’ REMARK AFTER a 21-hour filibuster rant about President Barack Obama’s Obamacare health program and after comparing his rant to the “Bataan Death March” on Friday, US Senator Ted Cruz met with Filipino World War II veterans … Continue reading

October 02, 2013

Filipinos ‘Race for the Cure’

NEWPORT BEACH – Ramon San Pedro wiped tears from his eyes as a parade of breast cancer survivors carried smiles and held up pink roses through a crowd of people on Sunday at the Susan G. Komen Race for the … Continue reading

September 28, 2013

Fil-Am groups squabble over Filvet issues

LOS ANGELES – Filipino-American organizations are squabbling with one another over the direction of the denied claims of Filipino World War II Veterans (Filvets). Earlier this week, the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), one of the leading advocates for … Continue reading

September 28, 2013

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