PH Credit Rating Raised to BBB+

The Philippines on July 6 secured another credit-rating upgrade from Japan Credit Rating Agency Ltd. (JCR), which was also the highest that the country has received from major international debt watchers, reports

Fil-Am Becomes Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre

Fil-Am Stella Abrera ascended to the rank of principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre (ABT), the highest position for a dancer in a ballet company. She rises alongside Misty Copeland, the first African-American female principal dancer with ABT, reports

Asian Clout Grows in Nevada; Filipinos Are Largest Group

LAS VEGAS – New immigration data released by a Washington, D.C. think tank show the growing clout of immigrants, particularly Asians and Latinos, in Nevada where Filipino Americans are the largest Asian ethnic group with estimates ranging from 30,000 to 100,000, reports

NYC Appoints Fil-Am as Economic Development Chief

NEW YORK CITY — Mayor Bill de Blasio on June 29 appointed Filipino American Maria Torres-Springer as the next president of the NYC Economic Development Corporation, reports

Fil-Am Cheryl Burke Quits as Co-Host of Miss USA Pageant

Filipino-American celebrity Cheryl Burke has announced her decision not to go ahead with her co-hosting duties with the Miss USA pageant. This, after NBC severed ties with real estate developer and television personality Donald Trump and Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants recently over derogatory statements against Mexican, reports ABS CBN News.

California Law Makes Oct. 25 'Larry Itliong Day'

LOS ANGELES — California Governor Jerry Brown on June 30 signed into law a bill establishing “Larry Itliong Day” every October 25 in honor of the late Filipino American farm labor leader, reports

Filipinos Among Most Curious Shoppers -- Nielsen Study

Filipinos are among the consumers worldwide who often try new products when grocery shopping and show strong affinity for brands with fresh product development, according to the latest report released by global performance management company Nielsen, reports


Fil-Am Group Angered By American Apparel Ex-CEO's Slurs

A community group, West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center, in San Francisco is prepared to file a class action lawsuit on behalf of Filipino employees of American Apparel who were called "Filipino pigs with their faces to the trough" by its founder, reports ABS CBN News.