Nov. 19, 2010


An 83-year-old Filipino-American family practitioner pleaded not guilty to charges of selling thousands of prescriptions for the painkiller oxycodone from a makeshift medical office at the New Dorp neighborhood of his Staten Island, N.Y. home.

Nov. 19. 2010



New York tri-state recipient Kinding Sindaw.

 Two organizations and three individuals from the New York tri-state area are among the 24 recipients of this year’s Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas to be honored by President Benigno Aquino III in a special reception at Malacanan Palace in Manila on Dec. 14.


Timothy Garcia, wearing a stylish ankle bracelet, at a recent fashion show in New York City


Timothy “Tim” Mark Depakakibo Garcia, the stylish and ankle bracelet-wearing Fil-Am publicist of Marc Jacobs and son of retired Maj. Gen. Carlos Garcia, is due back in a New York court on Jan. 12, 2011 for his extradition hearing in connection with the plunder and money-laundering charges he and other family members are facing in the Philippines.

Garcia’s extradition case is pending before U.S. District Court Judge Richard Holwell of Southern District of New York.

He is facing no other criminal charges in the U.S.

ATLANTA — Three physical therapy graduates from the Philippines have asked a Superior Court here to stop the Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy from implementing “an unlawful and discriminatory policy” that prevents those trained in the Philippines, India, Pakistan and Egypt from taking the licensing exam.

Lou del Rosario (l.) presents to Rotary Club Makati West president Eric V. Angeles a donation of P1,216,600 for the Gift of Life Program.

Businessman and philanthropist Lou del Rosario, past president of Rotary Club Elmsford, New York, donated $28,000 to Rotary Club of Makati West’s Gift of Life Program that saves lives of indigent children with congenital heart defects by providing them free heart procedures.

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