Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Presidio of San Francisco, one of our Golden Gate National Parks -- opened its Special Exhibition: ‘Exclusion: The Presidio’s Role in World War II Japanese American Incarceration.’ The exhibit’s Press Preview last March 30 was covered by New America Media partners including Nichi Bei Weekly - Nichi Bei Foundation; Rafu Shimpo ; Sing Tao Daily, NewsForChinese.com; FilAm Star; Philippine News; Asian Journal; Inquirer.net USA; Fil-Am Radio San Francisco Bay Area; SF Exami...

Congratulations to the Philippine Medical Society of Northern California (PMSNC) on its 45th Anniversary and Inaugural Ball and the incoming officers for 2017-2019 led by Dr. Pedro Cajator last April 22 at the Marriot San Francisco Waterfront Hotel in Burlingame. The newly installed PMSNC Officers were: Dr. Pedro Cajator, MD, president; Dr. Ria San Valentine Calinga, president-elect; Dr. Peter Bretan, immediate past president; Dr. Teresita Degamo, recording secretary; Dr. ...

BAKERSFIELD – Seven-year-old Lily stood on a chair near where her mother was speaking and wiped away her mother’s tears. “My daughter has a right to live,” said Karina through an interpreter, choking over her words. “Because she has medical insurance, she has been able to get surgeries and therapy. . . . I want Medi-Cal to exist forever.” The family came to the United States from their native Mexico three years ago, after doctors there told them that they could do nothi...

PHOENIX, AZ., April 21 --- The Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce (FPACC) announced that the 2017 Bi-National Business Conference’s (a.k.a. Federation 2017) “Early Bird Registration” is now open until April 30. Talking Stick Resort, a 4-star diamond resort hotel in the heart of scenic Scottsdale, Arizona, will be the venue of this value-packed “business to business” gathering on November 10 to 12. Federation 2017 is organized in collaboration with FPACC Fo...

Hello to all my family, friends, and followers. I hope everyone is having a great week so far! It’s a new week, new topic for Bheng’s Bahay Kubo, atbp. Last week, I was given a chance to be a part of an awesome production in Las Vegas but I will not be talking about the show or the production. This week’s topic is all about the restaurant that the production staff enjoyed: All American Grille, located inside the Rio Hotel and Resort. All American Grille is a dine-in resto ...

They say Earth Day is everyday but last April 22 was truly a day to show the planet we care. I joined a legion of volunteers at the annual Earth Day of Action held for the 13th year by the Pacifica Beach Coalition. Thousands of pounds of trash were removed from beaches from Daly City to Half Moon Bay. It was truly an inspiring day. Earlier in the month, I had the honor to serve as emcee for the 18th Annual Sustainability Awards. It’s an event held by the non-profit agency ...

The entire Wells Fargo board of directors was reelected Tuesday after a bruising, rowdy annual meeting where shareholders castigated the bank’s leadership over a fake accounts scandal that severely damaged the company’s image. Even so five members, including the chairman, received only tepid support from investors. The cantankerous gathering in Ponte Vedra Beach, in northeast Florida, lasted nearly three hours and was repeatedly interrupted by irate shareholders, and even...

By Macon Araneta | FilAm Star Correspondent For standing up against the murderous war on illegal drugs in the Philippines, Time Magazine recognized human rights activist Sen. Leila de Lima as one of the 100 Most Influential People in 2017. De Lima, currently detained for trumped up drug charges by the Duterte regime, was included in the list for her role in investigating the President Rodrigo Duterte’s ruthless anti-drug campaign. Prior to her ouster as chair of the ...