Saturday, July 22, 2017

Purchase of five properties through Innovative Small Sites Program marks successful preservation of at-risk rental housing; adds to growing list of housing preserved in Mission Dolores, Outer Mission, South of Market, Duboce Triangle & Noe Valley neighborhoods San Francisco, CA– Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the acquisition and preservation of five apartment buildings consisting of 19 units of rental housing whose tenants and residents had been served with Ellis A...

By Corina Oliquino | FilAm Star Correspondent After 16 years of exchange training program partnership with the Philippine National Police (PNP), San Francisco Police District (SFPD) is now cutting its training program ties to the country. In a statement to the local CBS affiliate KPIX, SFPD said that this was due to “…concerns over allegations of civil and human rights violations in the Philippines.” In their report, KPIX called this new development in the US-PH ties...

State Assembly Health Committee Chairman and Assembly member Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) recently reminded everyone to enroll in healthcare coverage, regardless of immigration status and language spoken. He said, “I believe that affordable, accessible, and high quality health care coverage is a right, not a privilege. Having true access to a doctor when you need one can improve, extend, and even save one’s life.” He said that the State’s implementation of the Affordable Care ...

March 25 Friday’s Filipino Heritage Night 2 saw sold out battle between the Golden State Warriors against the Dallas Mavericks, with 1,800 fans who snapped up special event tickets and receiving Filipino Heritage Night Commemorative snapback hat. Warriors players wore Filipino-themed shooting shirts, and Filipino Warriors merchandise. The eighth season was hosted by Filipino Heritage Night and presented by Cache Creek Casino Resort. This is the third season that the Warrio...

Open Enrollment Runs Through Sunday, Jan. 31 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Covered California joined with leaders of the Asian-American community to spread the word that time is running out for uninsured Californians to sign up for quality health insurance coverage. “We are teaming up with leaders of Asian-American communities to make sure that we reach out to everyone who is eligible for coverage,” Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee said. “We want to drive home ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- “Recognition of our Filipino World War II veterans’ service and sacrifice has been achieved, finally, and we celebrate this historic milestone with much gratitude to everyone who made it happen,” says NaFFAA National Chairman Brendan Flores. “This long-awaited action by the U.S. Congress is a culmination of many years of struggle by our community to regain the rights and benefits promised our veterans.” On November 30, the House of Representatives unani...

Two organizations bearing almost the same name but with different directions have confused many in the homecare industry. 6 Beds, Inc. (with an on-line presence at www.6BedsProvider.org, www.6Beds.org and www.facebook.com/6Beds ) is a large non-profit advocacy group run voluntarily by some carehome owners that in 2014 launched free educational sessions to get carehome owners to be compliant with the minimum wage and other labor laws. Sixbedpartners.com is a consultancy ...

Award-wining author to give training By Blesilda Carmona San Francisco, CA - Global Filipino Network, a nonprofit that seeks to build a stronger and more united Filipino community worldwide, is bringing you a writer’s workshop next month about “Writing from the Heart”, at 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 4510 Peralta Boulevard, Suite 4, Fremont, CA 94536. Bestselling and award-winning author Geraldine Solon, who penned the Top 100 Amazon bests...

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) was named one of America’s 50 most community-minded companies by the National Conference on Citizenship’s annual Civic 50 list. The list identifies the top 50 S&P 500 corporations in the U.S. in terms of time, talent and resources used to improve the quality of life in their communities. This is the fourth year that PG&E has been recognized as a leader in civic engagement. “PG&E is a company of p...

By Macon Araneta | FilAm Star Correspondent A native of Bataan, who has served the U.S. Navy for 14 years, was chosen as the 2016 Sailor of the Year for Navy Medicine East (NME) at a recent ceremony in Portsmouth, Virginia. The Navy Medicine East is one of two regional commands that manage the United States Navy Medicine’s global health care network. It oversees the effectiveness and efficiency of the delivery of medical, dental, and other health care services to approx...