Philippines

Ozone Park Filipino man lives the American dream
Ozone Park Filipino man lives the American dream
South Maggie Hayes 12/21/2013 at 10:35AM

Ernesto Pamolarco grew up in poverty, with little food and no electricity, sleeping on the seashore of the Philippines. Now, he owns his Ozone Park home and provides for his wife and six children. Early on, he learned that “life is so hard without education,” and put himself through the education system, eventually becoming an [...]

Op-ed: We cannot forget the Philippines
News Op-Ed 12/18/2013 at 12:59PM

Just over a month ago, the strongest storm ever recorded crashed into the coast of the Philippines. Wreaking devastation over large swaths of Southeast Asia, Typhoon Haiyan has affected over 12 million people in the region and claimed thousands of lives. Even today, the death toll continues to rise.

Elmhurst vigil marks one month since Typhoon Haiyan
Elmhurst vigil marks one month since Typhoon Haiyan
West Angy Altamirano 12/10/2013 at 10:47AM

Local elected officials gathered with members of the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) at St. James Episcopal Church in Elmhurst on Sunday, December 8 to mark the one month anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan. It is reported to be the deadliest typhoon to hit the Philippine region, affecting more than 12 million people and leaving many in need of water, food, and medical supplies.

Howard Beach storm survivors lend hand to Typhoon Haiyan victims
Howard Beach storm survivors lend hand to Typhoon Haiyan victims
South Maggie Hayes 11/24/2013 at 12:14PM

A local toy drive is going international. Several medical practices from an area devastated by Sandy are collecting toys for children stateside and sending aid to those affected by the latest disaster in the Philippines. Cross Bay Physical Therapy, Cross Bay Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation PC and Cross Bay Foot Center have partnered with Toys [...]

Bayside school bake sale benefits typhoon victims
Bayside school bake sale benefits typhoon victims
Northeast Angy Altamirano 11/23/2013 at 2:50PM

One Bayside school is lending a sweet helping hand to the Philippines. P.S. 169, located at 18-25 212nd Street, held a bake sale on Friday to benefit Filipino relief efforts for the victims affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Considered one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded, the typhoon made landfall on November 8 in the [...]

Queens Filipino community helping to raise funds for typhoon victims
Queens Filipino community helping to raise funds for typhoon victims
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 11/11/2013 at 3:48PM

Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines Friday, is estimated to have killed thousands and left many in need of water, food and medical supplies. The storm, one of the most powerful typhoons ever record, made landfall in the Samar province of the eastern Philippines, then traveled through the central part of the country, according to published [...]

Local Filipino community worried about loved ones after mega typhoon hits Philippines
Local Filipino community worried about loved ones after mega typhoon hits Philippines
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 11/08/2013 at 10:41AM

BY ANGY ALTAMIRANO AND CRISTABELLE TUMOLA Super Typhoon Haiyan, possibly the strongest ever recorded, smashed into the Philippines Friday, leaving death and widespread devastation in its path, according to reports. The storm made landfall in the Samar province of the eastern Philippines with sustained winds of 195 mph and gusts as strong as 235 mph, [...]

Star of Queens: Yolanda Delacruz Gallagher, 25th District Leader and community activist
Star of Queens: Yolanda Delacruz Gallagher, 25th District Leader and community activist
News Queens Courier Staff 3/19/2013 at 9:29AM

BY ADJANI SHAH Community Involvement: Yolanda Delacruz Gallagher is the 25th District Leader in Queens. She has also been a board member on the Fresh Meadows Homeowners Civic Association for over 15 years and a member of the Holy Family Parish Church. As an active community member, Gallagher tackles issues such as graffiti, broken street [...]

Queens residents among those busted in prostitution, money laundering ring
News Melissa Chan 11/20/2012 at 4:12PM

Eleven Queens residents were indicted — and two human trafficking victims in Manhattan were saved — after authorities busted a $7 million prostitution-based money laundering ring that spanned the tri-state area, the attorney general said. A 16-month joint agency investigation led to the 180-count indictment of advertising corporation Somad Enterprises, Inc. and 19 individuals, who [...]

Sweet simplicity: A day in the life of an L.I.C. baker
Sweet simplicity: A day in the life of an L.I.C. baker
Entertainment Alexa Altman 7/09/2012 at 1:33PM

Fighting against time, temperature and chemistry, Hans Baang pried open the oven door, examining the partially-baked macarons against the wash of chocolate-scented heat that flooded the tiny kitchen. Not too dry, not too fluffy. No cracks, no air bubbles — yet. Macarons are temperamental, he said – and easily ruined. “It’s not your regular cookie, [...]