Browsing Category

NYC / New Jersey

Filipino Doctor Becomes A Hero On US Transcontinental Flight

Despite enduring sleeplessness, hunger and fatigue, a Filipino doctor superbly fulfilled his professional duty during midflight in the United States. Filipino physician Dr. Lawrence Eidref Lipana , who just came from a memorial service for his father-in-law, boarded an Alaska Airlines from San Jose, CA to Newark International Airport, New Jersey. But thirty minutes after takeoff, flight crew announced the need for a medical professional on board as a young passenger was experiencing shortness of breath, lightheadedness…

A Filipino restaurant in New York Temporarily Shut Down Due to Violations

A Filipino restaurant in Woodside, NY has been temporarily closed for violation of several health laws earlier this week. Ihawan, located at 40-06 70th Street, was ordered shut down Tuesday for racking up 56 violation points during a standard health inspection, reports Sunnyside Post. According to the Department of Health website, the closure of the restaurant was due to non-critical and critical violations which include storing food beyond required temperature, presence of live mice, and contaminated area for food…

Employer Settles $72,000 Unpaid Wages Of Filipina Brought From HK to USA

A Filipina nanny who was brought by her employers to the United States from Hong Kong has received a settlement amount after she sued her employers for unpaid wages and stolen tax deductions. Maricel Cachero Cano was told to accompany her bosses Nicolas and Heidi Lee. However, she soon found out that her employers who deducted $10,000 for her tax obligations failed to remit them to the IRS, Social Security and Medicare, court records show. Cano brought her case in August last year to New York employment lawyer John…

Filipina Pushed to Death at New York City Subway Track

A 30-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly pushed a fellow commuter to her death in a New York subway station. Prosecutors said Melanie Liverpool, 30, had confessed to killing 49-year-old Connie Watton, of Queens, but she rebuffed the claim at her arraignment on a murder charge. Liverpool, who has a history of mental illness, apparently talked or argued with Watton before the former pushed the latter in front of an approaching train, instantly killing her. Authorities said Liverpool and Watton were talking or…

Wealthy Employer Grants Filipino Nurse £27 Million in Cash, Properties Over 20 Years

Talk about how a dedicated caring nurse get rewarded big time. A billionaire in the United Kingdom has passed on a good fortune to her Filipino nurse who took care of her for more than 20 years, amidst enraged relatives. Little did Filipina Hadassah Peri know about her fate when she was hired by a reclusive Huguette Clark as caregiver. Since then, the two had been inseparable. Besides their Catholic upbringing, the two had little in common. Nonetheless, the Filipino nurse would soon spend 12 hours a day, seven days…

Filipino Nurse Receives £27 Million From Billionaire Employer

Talk about how a dedicated caring nurse get rewarded big time. A billionaire in the United Kingdom has passed on a good fortune to her Filipino nurse who took care of her for more than 20 years, amidst enraged relatives. Little did Filipina Hadassah Peri know about her fate when she was hired by a reclusive Huguette Clark as caregiver. Since then, the two had been inseparable. Besides their Catholic upbringing, the two had little in common. Nonetheless, the Filipino nurse would soon spend 12 hours a day, seven days a…

Jollibee to Open Manhattan Store in Fall

As more Filipinos settle overseas, one natural tendency is that they'll miss homegrown life -- friends, family and food. Speaking of food, Pinoys would love to receive pasalubongs as friends or co-workers fly home even on rare occasions. But to save them time and effort, big name companies establish themselves where there are generally big groups of Filipino communities abroad. Jollibee is one example. The quintessential Filipino fastfood has been putting up shop in foreign countries for decades. One of its latest presence…

Filipina Domestic Helper in US Sues Employers for Unpaid Wages

A Filipina who claims to have been unpaid of her wages and overtime work worth over $75,000 is suing her employers in New York. Maria Elena Bolocon made the claim against Aldo and Aurora Sermoneta who employed her as nanny and housekeeper. The couple reportedly owns the Sermoneta Gloves Shop on Madison Avenue in Manhattan and brought Bolocon to the United States from Italy under B-1 business visa. Upon arrival in the United States, the Sermonetas made a promise to pay her $15 an hour and $23 per hour overtime rate. But…

Tagalog Mass Schedules in New York

3pm Every Sunday except 4th Sunday 1pm Saint Lucy's Church 344 E 104th St. New York, NY Take #6 Subway to 103rd station 5:00 PM - Filipino Mass Most Precious Blood Church, (Basement) 32-23 36th Street, Long Island City, NY 11006 Sunday 2:15pm with San Lorenzo Ruiz Choir San Lorenzo Ruiz Chapel 378 Broome Street (between Mulberry & Mott Sts.) NY, NY Every 1st Friday 7:30 PM - Filipino Mass St. Jude Church 1677 Canarsie Road, Brooklyn, NY 11236 Every 1st Saturday 6:15 PM - Filipino Mass St. Brigid Church, 409 Linden…

Filipino Restaurant Week 2015

The Filipino food is getting more exposure in America's East Coast. The Philippine Consulate in New York collaborated with Filipino-American restaurateurs to launch the first-ever Filipino Restaurant Week which will be held May 11 to May 23. For a fixed rate of $25 for lunch and $35 for dinner, local and visiting foodies can try Filipino food fare at a fraction of their usual prices. More than a dozen Filipino restaurants will be showcasing Pinoy food for lunch and dinner in the event inspired by the popular New York…