Monthly Archives: June 2017

At the Daly City Flag-Raising Ceremony are, from left, ABS-CBN Regional Accounts Management Head Audie Avecilla-Riola, ABS-CBN Global Head of Marketing Pam Castillo, ABS-CBN Foundation International Managing Director Jerry Bennett, ABS-CBN North America Managing Director Olivia De Jesus, Deputy Consul General Jaime Ascalon and wife Cecile, ABS-CBN Global COO Raffy Lopez, ABS-CBN Global CIO Genemar Simpao, Consul General Henry Bensurto, Jr. and wife Mariza, San Mateo County Su...

Shutterbugs Photography Group, Volunteer Photogrpahers at Kalayaan event held last June 18,2017 Photo L to R: Steve Panes, Dennis Chan, Ed Datiles Mary Jo Montano Warren Chiang, Jong Arcega, Ricky Domonise and Grant Montecillo

Congratulations Mona Lisa Yuchengco for a very successful golf tournament! MABUHAY! From right to left - Ricky Tejada,Willie Sales,Tito Gonzales, Caloy Serrano, Fernando Sucgang

In January of this year, the SF Pride Board of Directors began discussing how to express these growing concerns. After careful consideration, they collectively made the decision to lead off the 47th Annual Parade with a protest contingent. Eschewing the usual floats and music, representatives from about 20 diverse organizations will lead the Parade with an all-on-foot March down Market Street. Highlighting concerns ranging from women’s rights to immigration policies and th...

WASHINGTON -- Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Co-founder of Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), recently issued a statement applauding California Governor Jerry Brown for authorizing funding for the California Violence Intervention Prevention Program (CalVIP), formerly CalGRIP. The 2017-2018 California State Budget includes over $9 million for CalVIP, which is one of the only sources of state-level funding for locally driven violence prevention strategies. ...

As I See It By ELPIDIO R. ESTIOKO July 4th or 4th of July is Independence Day of the United States of America. While it used to be Philippine Independence Day too, it was changed to Philippine Republic Day and then to Filipino-American Friendship Day! It is a huge event for many Filipino-Americans to rekindle their origin and heritage, remembering their long-standing friendship and relationships even before July 4, 1946. With the election of Pres. Rodrigo “Digong” Du...

WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that starting Monday, June 26, the agency will resume premium processing for all H-1B petitions filed for medical doctors under the Conrad 30 Waiver program, as well as interested government agency waivers. The Conrad 30 program allows certain medical doctors to stay in the United States on a temporary visa after completing their medical training to work in rural and urban areas that have shortage of physi...

Health@Heart By PHILIP S. CHUA, MD, FACS, FPCS Many patients with coronary heart disease have no chest pains or other symptoms indicative of ischemia (diminished blood flow and oxygen to the coronary arteries that supply the muscles of the heart). As such, this silent (asymptomatic) type of ischemia is treacherous and increases the risk of sudden and unexpected death and other cardiac events. Symptoms, in any illness, are the body’s defense alert system, a good warning ...

Story and indicated photos by Lovel Aniag When I booked the flight to Tacloban, I expected a quiet, somehow melancholic city. After all, it’s only been less than four years since typhoon Haiyan destroyed it. The news showed boats and ships washed ashore, homes and dead bodies swept away to sea. Everything left behind lay flattened and rotting. But for this city of nearly 250,000 people, located northeast of Leyte Island in the Visayan group, four years was more than eno...

By Daniel Llanto | FilAm Star Correspondent The bout with Australian Jeff Horn at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on July 1 is a do-or-die battle of sorts for Manny Pacquiao as his promoter Bob Arum threatened not to renew Pacquiao’s contract with Arum’s Top Rank Inc., which expires with this bout if Pacman loses to the unbeaten Horn. In Brisbane, Jeff Horn told Filipino sportswriters that he studied closely how Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez decked and beat up Pacquiao an...