Monthly Archives: August 2017

SAN JOSE – Multi-talented young aspiring stage/theater actor Paul Joseph Estioko placed 2nd place at the 10th Anniversary Manahare Ori Tahiti solo competition held over the weekend at the Milpitas High School. He belongs to the halau (hula group) Te Mau Tamari’i a Tiare in Santa Clara with Kumu Mario Caramat, a Hawaiian-trained hula professional instructor with four other hula groups in the Bay Area. His siblings Mary Rose and Rose Anne Joy “Tweety” are also members of the...

The 49th Annual Pangasinan Day Celebration and Mrs. Pangasinan Coronation Banquet and Ball was held last August 12 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City. The event started with a short program, speeches from the outstanding officers and from the Executive Committee and Chairperson Marita Padilla, followed by dinner. The main highlight of the celebration was the coronation of Mrs. Pangasinan 2017-2019. Mrs. Kathleen Nicanor from the town of Agno was crowned 2017-19...

Happy 17th month Birthday to Liana Enriquez Camotuya of Bakersfield from your proud grandparents, Tony and Purzs Enriquez

They have been a loyal supporter of the event for so long.

SAN FRANCISCO – Sen. Scott Wiener, Assemblymembers Phil Ting, and David Chiu sent a letter requesting that the National Park Service reconsider the issuance of a permit for the so-called Patriot Prayer Rally scheduled on August 26. The letter reads: “As San Francisco’s elected representatives in the California Legislature, we write to express our deep concerns about the issuance of a permit for the so-called Patriot Prayer Rally on Crissy Field on August 26. Our concern is...

By David Canepa Depending on which side of the aisle you sit on, the future of Medicare either looks grim or promising as its fiscal strength shows signs of improvement despite the program being constantly under siege by fraudsters. In Congress, there have been talks for years now to either phase out the medical insurance program that benefits nearly 58 million Americans, the vast majority seniors, or possibly even privatize it. Medicare, established in 1966, is big ...

Thomasian USA’s new set of officers and board of directors posed for a group photo after the oath-taking ceremony held at Fort Mckinley Restaurant in South San Francisco last Sunday, August 6. Janet Alvarado, Executive Director of the Alvarado Project, officiated at the installation ceremony. Front row, left to right: Candi Duazo (Board Director); Ludy Reyes (Board Director); Estelle Oloresisimo (Vice President); Joseph Palafox (President); Lou Palafox (Member); Nora David (A...

By Harvey I. Barkin SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The U.S. National Cursillo Movement celebrated its 60th anniversary at its 27th annual Encounter last July 27-30 at Trinity University. Over 700 Cursillistas came from all over the U.S. and gathered with four bishops, about 50 priests and deacons, and four guests from overseas. Cursillistas who attended spoke English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Filipino, Portuguese, Korean and Chinese. Most of the Cursillistas came from Texas. The t...

Temperatures outside are rising and McDonald’s wants to make it even hotter with its newest addition to the Signature Crafted Recipes flavors – Signature Sriracha. McDonald’s is continuing to raise the bar by fulfilling customers’ desires for bold and spicy tastes with this new flavor. The freshly prepared Signature Sriracha sandwich features an exclusive, creamy Sriracha Mac Sauce with just the right amount of spice paired with crispy onions, fresh baby spinach & kale...

Plan B Binagoongan I’m not a chef, a food blogger or a restaurant review. But I’m a food expert -- the eating kind. One who likes to eat out, cook a lot and bring potluck to work, church gatherings and volunteer work. As a consequence, my refrigerator is crammed full of left-over food and to-go boxes. My dad taught me to respect food and count it as a blessing and my grandmother made sure we cleaned up our plates, reminding us constantly that some people do not have eno...