Young Pinoy Wins More Than $100K in Scholarships

Rafael Bitanga of Kodiak is one of two winners from Alaska and one of 13,000 applicants to earn the $10,000 Live Mas Scholarship from the Taco Bell Foundation, and has earned more than $100,000 in scholarshps total (Story in Ktuu.com).



Fil-Am Orchestra to Debut at World-Famous Walt Disney Concert Hall

The Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO), the only Filipino symphony orchestra outside of the Philippines, will perform for the first time in the world-famous Walt Disney Concert Hall on Saturday, August 3, at 7:00 p.m. (See Inquirer.net for story.)



Pat Ganio, Filipino WWII Vet Rights Leader, Passes Away

Filipino World War II veteran Patrick “Pat” Ganio, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, June 15, in his home in Jacksonville. (See Inquirer.net for story.)



Filipina Nurse's Daughter Runs for Queens, NY District Attorney

Mina Malik, the daughter of a nurse from the Philippines and a South Asian father, is running for the position of Queens District Attorney (See story in Inquirer.net).

Pope Names Youngest Filipino Bishop

Fr. Jose Rapadas (Source: CBCP News)

Fr. Jose Rapadas (Source: CBCP News)

Pope Francis has tapped Fr. Jose Rapadas to lead the Diocese of Iligan in southern Philippines. The bishop-elect is just 46, the youngest Filipino bishop serving in and outside the country today (See CBCPNews for story). 

Filipina Student Discovers 'Aratiles' May Be a Diabetes Cure

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Maria Isabel Layson, a 16-year-old Filipino student from Iloilo has discovered that the Jamaican cherry, known as “aratiles” in the Philippines, is a potential cure for type 2 diabetes (See GMA News for Story ).

Ex-Janitor Graduates Summa Cum Laude from Education Course

Abzonie Reño

Abzonie Reño

Due to poverty, Abzonie Reño was not able to immediately go to college after he graduated from high school back in 2008. But when he finally went back to school, he wowed everyone by graduating as summa cum laude from an education course, major in Math. See Buzzooks.com.

 

Duterte Okays Public Auction of Imelda's P705B Jewelry

Imelda Marcos

Imelda Marcos

President Rodrigo has approved the public auction of the P704.8-million jewelry collection seized from now-Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos. See Inquirer.net.