An alleged big-time scam artist charged with posing as an associate of the wealthy Guggenheim family in order to peddle multi-million phony investments to society’s elite had been dragging the Order of the Knights of Rizal in her scheme by using the title “lady” she claimed was bestowed on her after being knighted to the fraternal organization.


Incoming Consul General Mario Lopez de Leon, Jr. (left) with his predecessor Consul General Cecilia B. Rebong in an exclusive Filipino Reporter photo at the Philippine Consulate in January.


The Philippine Consulate General New York bids a fond farewell to outgoing Consul General Cecilia B. Rebong, having served the Filipino-American community tirelessly since January 2004.

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AUSTIN — Texas medical regulators placed on probation last Friday a West Texas doctor involved in the unsuccessful prosecution of two nurses who complained anonymously that the physician was unethical and risking patients’ health.


MILLION-DOLLAR SMILE: While most lottery winners shun the publicity, much less posing for the camera, Florante Jimeno (shown above) is a rare exception. He flashes a big grin in front of an enlarged copy of a $1 million check from the Virginia Lottery. His dream came true on New Year’s Day.


STERLING, Virginia — When Florante Jimeno of Herndon, Virginia, came to the United States from the Philippines in 1988, his vision of American Dream was winning the lottery to better take care of his family.

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The Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc. (PIDCI) has scheduled a grand marshal gala

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