Monthly Archives: January 2017

29 cities & counties issue proclamations as history-making celebrations set to kick off SACRAMENTO –– National School Choice Week began last January 23 in California and across the country. There are 1,750 events planned in the Golden State to raise awareness about K-12 school choices, and 21,392 events nationwide. Twenty-nine counties and cities have officially proclaimed School Choice Week. The events in California, which are independently planned and independentl...

ATTY. CRISPIN CADAY LOZANO Most people understand that a bankruptcy filing has emotional consequences for their entire family. Those with children should also understand before filing that there are financial impacts on the kids as well. Question: Is Child Support Dischargeable in Bankruptcy? Answer: No. If you or an ex-spouse files for bankruptcy, debts resulting from child support will not be discharged by bankruptcy. In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing, child support o...

PerryScope By PERRY DIAZ President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte won the presidency hands down by 39% plurality and 16.6 million votes. His closest rival, Mar Roxas, got 23.4%, which is only 9.9 million votes. Not only did Duterte win the presidency, he also took control of the House of Representatives when a vast majority of congressmen from other parties – there were only three from Digong’s party – abandoned their parties and joined Digong’s party, the Partido Demokratiko...

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 13, 2017 — Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with AT&T1 at Lunar New Year celebrations in San Francisco. The Flower Market Fair takes place Jan. 21-22. Spruce up your style with fruits, candles, and of course, flowers. Stop by the AT&T booth at Grant Ave. and Washington St. for the latest in entertainment and technology. And join us at the San Francisco Chinese Community Street Fair and Parade Feb. 11-12. Our booth remains at Grant Ave. and W...

Story and photos by Lovel Aniag Travel date: 14 -17 December 2016 Alibijaban (A-li-bee-ha-ban). It’s a mouthful. Much like its name, it’s also pretty hard to go there. For one, travel time from Alabang to Alibijaban can go up to 10 hours straight. Also, regular buses are the only available transport. Imagine how uncomfortable it can get during summer. The island is about 30 minutes away from the tip of Quezon Province, belonging to the Municipality of San Andres. While...

MANILA — Auxiliary Bishop Oscar Solis of Los Angeles was named by Pope Francis as Bishop of Salt Lake City, making him the first Filipino-American and first Asian clergyman to head a Catholic diocese in the United States. According to the Catholic News Agency, Bishop Solis, 63, will fill a more than 20-month vacancy in Salt Lake City, after the previous bishop, John Charles Wester was transferred to the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico in April 2015. Bishop Solis will b...

By William Casis | FilAm Star Correspondent The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) gave the Philippine Department of Justice (DoJ) commendation for its efforts that led to the arrest and prosecution of an American national involved in online child pornography and exploitation. U.S. Homeland Security Investigation Attaché Ransom Avilla, in a letter to Justice Sec. Vitaliano Aguirre II, thanked the DoJ for its cooperation and “tremendous assistance” in th...