Saturday, July 22, 2017

By Elpidio Estioko MILPITAS – Mayor Richard “Rich” Tran led the city council in recognizing the 156 city commissioners for their efforts, services, and dedication in making the city of Milpitas a great city last April 29 during the 2017 Commissioners’ Recognition Event held at the city’s Community Center. “Today is about our city commissioners making the city a place we call our home. I think about people of Milpitas… having families… and today we celebrate our relation...

Congratulations to the Philippine Medical Society of Northern California (PMSNC) on its 45th Anniversary and Inaugural Ball and the incoming officers for 2017-2019 led by Dr. Pedro Cajator last April 22 at the Marriot San Francisco Waterfront Hotel in Burlingame. The newly installed PMSNC Officers were: Dr. Pedro Cajator, MD, president; Dr. Ria San Valentine Calinga, president-elect; Dr. Peter Bretan, immediate past president; Dr. Teresita Degamo, recording secretary; Dr. ...

They say Earth Day is everyday but last April 22 was truly a day to show the planet we care. I joined a legion of volunteers at the annual Earth Day of Action held for the 13th year by the Pacifica Beach Coalition. Thousands of pounds of trash were removed from beaches from Daly City to Half Moon Bay. It was truly an inspiring day. Earlier in the month, I had the honor to serve as emcee for the 18th Annual Sustainability Awards. It’s an event held by the non-profit agency ...

SAN FRANCISCO – Forty-one state parks across California last April 22 focused on California State Parks Foundation’s (CSPF) 19th Earth Day Restoration and Clean-up presented by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). In addition to being a presenting sponsor, PG&E employees, friends and family were on hand at 10 state parks. More than 4,000 volunteers were expected to help with environmental improvement projects statewide. California’s state parks receive great be...

SAN FRANCISCO – Bataan Legacy Historical Society in partnership with the Presidio Trust, the National Park Service, American Battle Monuments Commission and Fil-Am Racing commemorated the 75th Anniversary of the Bataan Death March last April 8 at the Presidio Officers’ Club at 50 Moraga Avenue to honor the thousands of Filipino and American soldiers who perished during this tragic moment in history. Unlike Pearl Harbor, this seminal point of WWII history has been almost forgo...

By Jun Nucum The Philippine American Alliance (PAA) of University of California in Berkeley held it’s general assembly with no less than Philippine Consul-General to San Francisco Henry Bensurto Jr. as its main speaker to pave the way into building a strong cooperative relationship between the Philippine Consulate and the Filipino-American millenials and also to provide an opportunity for the consulate to reach out to the leaders of the future. “I am very happy and grat...

Sacramento, California (March 24, 2017) - The Eskwela Natin is proud to announce its Summer Program for 2017, from May 21 to July 30, 2016 to be held at the Community Room of the Human Resources Building, 2450 Florin Road, Sacramento, California. The new format of camp-like sessions will be held every Sunday afternoon. On opening day, May 21, 2017, there will be a reception at noon before the first class session. The program will include a welcome from the Philippine Consu...

FOOTHILL RANCH, CA – March 21, 2017 – One Heart for Hope held its recent humanitarian, medical, and optical mission in the Philippines last Feb. 21-March 4, 2017. The mission served over 1,600 children and adults in the following locations: an orphanage in Cavite (Friends of Samaritan’s Place); “Aetahanan” a shelter that houses college aeta scholars in Sta. Rita, Pampanga that the organization helped built in 2014; Sta. Ana, Pampanga; Sto. Domingo and Tiwi, Albay; and Ugong, ...

Care Indeed recently held its first Team Building Event for the year at the Beat the Lock Live Escape Room in Santa Clara. An escape room is a live adventure game where participants are locked in a room and must work together to solve a series of puzzles in order to find the key to escape in the time allotted. The team was divided into three groups. The winning group consisted of the following: TJ Padilla, Accounting Manager, Lei Ancheta, Compliance Supervisor, Apryl Ryder, C...