Monthly Archives: December 2016

Text and photos by R. Mascardo OAKLAND -- The Oakland Raiders defeated the Indianapolis Colts 33-25 at the homefront. But the loss of quarterback Derek Carr to a broken fibula is a crushing blow to championship aspirations. Colts OLB Trent Cole sacked Carr, twisting his lower right leg. Carr sat on the turf for an eternity. The entire offensive line kept Carr mostly clean. Colts could not muster any sustain pressure, despite rotations and various blitz packages. The...

Philippines President Rodrigo Roa Duterte conferred Presidential Awards to Pagyamanin Likas Musika (Enrich Native Music) and 22 other distinguished and outstanding overseas Filipinos and foreign-based organizations from 11 countries during the awarding ceremonies for the 2016 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas (PAFIOO) on 19 December 2016 at the Malacanang Palace. Members of the Diplomatic Corps including the newly aboard US Ambassador to ...

SACRAMENTO - A swarm of earthquakes in Nevada produced shaking in wide parts of Northern and Central California early this morning, including in Sacramento and Fresno. The first shock, a magnitude 5.7, occurred shortly after midnight southwest of Hawthorne, Nev., about 72 miles east-southeast of Lake Tahoe. It was followed by a second quake of a similar magnitude—5.6—and then numerous aftershocks. Early reports are that there were no serious injuries or damage. Based on i...

As I See It By ELPIDIO R. ESTIOKO As the year ends, we are left with many things to do in punctuating our life’s activities for 2016 and preparing for the coming year 2017. I would say, let’s end the year with a positive note and look forward to 2017 as a year of hope! For positive events and developments in our life, let’s cherish them and let them shine to light our activities for the coming year. For our negative experiences, let’s not forget them but remember the...

Health@Heart By PHILIP S. CHUA, MD, FACS, FPCS Men’s sweat good for women Don’t laugh. This is true. Biologists at the University of Pennsylvania found that men’s perspiration has beneficial effects on women’s mood, reduces stress and induces relaxation. It even has an soothing effect on a woman’s menstruation. Blood test revealed a rise in the level of reproductive luteinizing hormone, which normally surges before ovulation. The study was done on men who were asked n...

SAN FRANCISCO —Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) was recently inducted into the Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Hall of Fame for its support of supplier diversity and women’s business development. This national non-profit organization, which is in its eighth year of celebrating women-owned businesses and their advocates, named PG&E as the Corporate Leadership inductee at the annual awards program in Dallas on Nov. 29. “Our diverse suppliers help us provide ...

By Macon Araneta | FilAm Star Correspondent Former President and now Pampanga Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has filed a bill seeking to strengthen and protect the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC), her home for four years when she was detained for plunder. Now house deputy speaker, Arroyo, who walked out of detention at VMMC in July after the dismissal of her plunder case, has filed House Bill No. 1240 to give the hospital greater autonomy and to modernize...