Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Daly City-Colma Chamber of Commerce (DCCCC) held their annual Access to Higher Education scholarship awards ceremony last May 18. Thirty seven area high school students filled the first few rows of the Daly City Council Chambers. Each applicant was presented with a scholarship grant award for $1,000. Funding for the DCCCC Educational Foundation program is generated through proceeds from the popular Crab Feed event in March while the scholarships are sponsored throug...

U.S. Ilocano National Association Inc. Grand Coronation Dinner & Ball will be held on June 17, 2017 at the Hilton SF Airport Bayfront 600 South Airport Blvd. Burlingame, CA 94010. Mrs. Bernadette Jacobs will be crowned Mrs. Ilocandia 2017-2019.

I’ve always thought of myself as hardworking. Every time I do something, I try to do it the best I possibly can – including being a mother to my three beautiful children. But as a single mother living in Lima, Peru, providing food, clothes and opportunities for my kids to learn and grow was a daily challenge. No matter how hard I worked, I just couldn’t make ends meet. For so long, I wanted nothing more than a chance to give them a better life than they had in Lima. In 200...

Removal of an artificial flavor from vanilla soft serve which already had no artificial colors or preservatives – positively changed Vanilla Cone, McCafé Shakes and McFlurry OAK BROOK, Ill. — (May 22, 2017) — McDonald’s USA announced that its vanilla soft serve – featured in its popular vanilla cone, McCafé Shakes and McFlurry desserts – is made with no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. The introduction of the soft serve began in Fall of 2016 and has nearly com...

SACRAMENTO - The sixth annual Get Prepared, California! Auction, sponsored by the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) and coordinated by iHeartMedia, raised more than $171,000 this year for American Red Cross disaster-preparedness and relief efforts in California. Total funds raised by the Get Prepared, California! Auction now exceed $1,060,000. The auction ran from April 3 to April 30 and was promoted on 57 iHeartMedia radio stations statewide. Items for bidding include...

The AARP Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Hero Awards acknowledge the extraordinary staff and volunteers of nonprofit organizations that serve AAPIs age 50-plus. The deadline to submit nominations is extended to June 2, 2017. For complete information and to submit a nomination, visit AARP’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AARPAAPI. Eligible nominees include any non-senior management employee or volunteer of a non-profit...

Milpitas, CA – In celebration of the 100-year apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, Bishop Patrick J. McGrath, JCD, presided over the centennial celebration at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church with Pastor Justin Le, Assistant Pastor Joseph Page, and 12 other priests of neighboring parishes last Saturday, May 13, 2017. “I’m very delightful to be here today in the spirit of Thanksgiving… I will baptize you with the holy water as a reminder of our baptism with God in our daily lives...

Health@Heart By PHILIP S. CHUA, MD, FACS, FPCS Coconut water (buko juice) is a popular drink in Asia and South America. The top ten countries on the list of world-leading coconut producers according to volume are: Indonesia, Philippines, India, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Mexico, Thailand, and Malaysia. The Philippines export more than $1 billion worth of coconuts to the United States alone. What actually is coconut water? Coconut water is the clea...

By William Casis | FilAm Star Correspondent World boxing champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao follows Sen. Cynthia Villar as millionaire-members of the Senate while Sen. Antonio Trillanes is the poorest, based on their respective statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) for 2016. Pacquiao came in second to Villar, who remains the richest senator. Villar, wife of former Senate President Manny Villar, remains the wealthiest among the 24 senators. The former Senat...