Delegates to the NaFFAA 9th Empowerment Conference honor Alex Esclamado, one of the founders of NaFFAA, during the “Isang Diwa” Gala Night. Accepting the “Order of the Carabao” Award is Luly Esclamado (c.), wife of NaFFAA’s first national chairman. Doing the honors are, from left, National Youth Chair Brendan Flores; outgoing NaFFAA Chairman Greg Macabenta; outgoing NaFFAA Vice Chair Rozita Lee; Esclamado; National Chair Emeritus Loida Nicolas Lewis; NaFFAA National Chairman Ed Navarra; and NaFFAA National Vice Chair JT Mallonga.


SAN FRANCISCO — Meeting for its 9th Empowerment Conference, members of the 13-year-old National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) elected new national officers and vowed to focus their efforts in the next two years on advocacy, voter education, partnerships with other organizations, rebuilding NaFFAA’s infrastructure.




A 24-year-old Filipina, who is feared to be a victim of sex trafficking in New York City, has escaped her controlling husband, whom she accused of torturing, enslaving and forcing her to work in an underground sex club in lower Manhattan for years.




The criminal prosecution of two whistle-blowing nurses, who reported to the Texas Medical Board a Filipino-American doctor practicing “bad medicine,” is one of the Top 10 medical news stories of 2010, according to the Medscape Medical News.

MANILA — The suspense is over.

A 60-year-old balikbayan from New York City showed up on Thursday at the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in Pasay City and claimed the P741,176,323.20 (or about U.S.$17 million) jackpot of the 6/55 Grand Lotto on-line lottery draw on Nov 29, ending wild speculations on who the lone winner was.

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