united we stand The news came in as loud as thunder and was practically heard all across the country. President Trump ordered to rescind the DACA immigration program which protects almost 800,00 young individuals who came to the country illegally as minors or overstayed with their parents. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the announcement on the morning of September 5 as people were just getting back to their normal routine after celebrating the three-day Labor Day w...

SAN JOSE – Nearly 300 residents gathered for the first in a series of community-led town halls on the potential impacts across the City, as well as the opportunities, of Google’s proposed San Jose Mega-Campus. Residents shared their vision for addressing issues of affordable housing, access to quality jobs and education and other community needs within the project. “I have lived in the east side of San Jose my whole life and I have seen the many changes that have happened ...

(Standing L-R) Lorenzo Salcedo (Marshal); Robert Burnside, PCP (Advocate); David Schwartz (Treasurer) ; Art Londos (Vice-President); Rev Fr. Antony Vazhappilly (Chaplain); Manuel Diaz (President).

Statewide initiative to prepare California for the automation revolution SAN FRANCISCO – Supervisor Jane Kim recently announced she is launching Jobs of the Future Fund – a statewide effort focused on building support for a common-sense proposal to fund re-training and education for displaced workers and help create new meaningful jobs. Independent experts reported that as many as 47 percent of U.S. jobs may be lost to automation in the next 20 years. The United States ...

Celebration of Alabanguenos -USA in honor of their patron San Roque last Saturday, Aug 19 2017 at PBRC Hall in Daly City. A yearly get together event with KABABAYANS (hometown) from different towns in Alabang

By Harvey I. Barkin MILPITAS – When word got out that the Paring Pinoy of the Diocese of San Jose were going all out to do an Igorot dance, it spread faster than the faith. The event was Tayo na sa Houston, the barrio fiesta fund-raising dinner towards the upcoming Third National Assembly of Filipino Priests in the USA set for November 7 to 11 in Texas. Close to 400 parishioners, friends and guests came to dinner at the Pavalkis Hall of St. John the Baptist Parish in...

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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...

Silicon Valley Pinoy technocrat Dado Banatao led the PhilDev annual golf tournament at the lush Napa Valley last August 5. Par for the course were vineyard-lined scapes where several golfers played. Some who didn’t get a hole in one were just happy to walk away with a bag full of snacks and golf goodies. Then there were a refreshing cocktail reception, a silent auction and an awards banquet. Now on its third year, The PhilDev Open is treat for golfers where there’s alw...