Monthly Archives: June 2016

SACRAMENTO – Early this year, the 112-page book Incompatibles by FilAm UC Davis Graphic Design Professor Mario Estioko was published by Havenburst Press and printed on Amazon at (http://www.amazon.com/Incompatibles-first-100-Mario-Estioko/dp/0692543104/). In the fall of 2015, Prof. Estioko successfully ran a Kickstarter campaign to fund the Indie-printing of the first 100 Incompatibles in full-color – it’s essentially a feature about things that don’t go together. In an in...

By Trina Soledad San Francisco, CA - May 23, 2016 was a double celebration for Goldilocks. They celebrated both its’ 50th anniversary and the grand opening of its’ new branch in Mission Street - Daly City. This is the 11th store of Goldilocks in the US and the 7th branch opened here in the Bay Area. Friends, family, business associates, media partners and government dignitaries attended and enjoyed the festivities. Mike Guingona, 5-time Mayor of Daly City, Vice-Mayor Da...

RMHC® of the Bay Area today announced the names of the 205 students across the Greater Bay Area chosen as the recipients of its 2016 –2017 RMHC Scholars program which awards scholarships for students to pursue college educations. Of the 205 recipients, 108 are past winners and have been granted the scholarship again to aid in continuing their education. In addition, to recognize the community service of scholarship recipients, the Charity presented community organizations ...

Pop and Classical artists headline Kalayaan SF Celebration SAN FRANCISCO, California – KalayaanSF, a San Francisco Bay Area organization that includes the Philippine Consulate General of San Francisco, non-profits, and community groups, once again has prepared exciting events for the whole community to enjoy in celebration of the 118th Anniversary of Philippine Independence. The first event will be held on Union Square on Sunday, June 12, which falls right on the indepe...

Legal Matters By ATTY. CRISPIN CADAY LOZANO When a person applies for an immigrant or non-immigrant visa, for adjustment of status to become a permanent resident of the United States, or for citizenship or naturalization, a lack of good moral character, a finding of moral turpitude, and certain criminal offenses can result in a finding of inadmissibility, denial of visa, or denial of naturalization, and removal of aliens. There are permanent and conditional bars to the...

PerryScope By PERRY DIAZ Like all relationships and marriages, both parties will try to work, or live, harmoniously and reconcile their differences, if any. This is called the “honeymoon” period and it could last for a long time or it can be abbreviated depending on how they relate to each other. It may sound simplistic, but they hope that by the time the honeymoon is over, they’d remain married, partners, allies or friends. Nobody could predict the denouement of their re...

Dual Voice By FEDERICO A. ESPIRITU Eyebrows were raised when a Blow by Blow TV boxing commentator, political/sports columnist and Cotabato politician was mandated to provide available and affordable food for Filipinos in the next six years. Former 9-year termer North Cotabato Governor Emmanuel F. Pinol was a mix of surprise and happiness when he was introduced by incoming Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as the new Secretary of Agriculture before jostling crowd of cou...

As I See It By ELPIDIO R. ESTIOKO Well, in the first place, what is flipped learning all about? Surely, educators understand what flipped learning is, but for students, parents, stakeholders, and even our FilAm Star readers, it might be a strange thing for them which needs to be explained. According to an article by Bridget McCrea, entitled “4 ways schools are overcoming flipped learning equity challenges”, it is a way of closing the ‘Homework Gap’. Flipped learning...