Monthly Archives: August 2016

AT&T*, the first U.S. carrier to offer the Samsung Note series, expanded its lineup of Samsung devices today with the Galaxy Note7. The Galaxy Note7 sets a new standard for large screen devices, with unique services such as DIRECTV, an enhanced S Pen, and iris scanner. You can pre-order the Note7 fromwww.att.com and AT&T stores starting on Wednesday, Aug. 3 in Blue Coral, Black Onyx, and Silver Titanium. It will be available in AT&T stores starting Friday, August ...

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has posted a 100 score on the 2016 Disability Equality Index (DEI) and was named one of the “2016 DEI Best Places to Work.” The company was one of only two energy companies that scored 100 on the survey, which was compiled by the U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). “People with disabilities are an important part of our community. We’re in...

July 25, 2016, San Jose, CA - The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Silicon Valley (FACCSV) strives to provide assistance to businesses in the Santa Clara Valley/bay area for more than three decades (Yes, it’s been 34 years!). As a gesture of appreciation to all members and collaborative partners (old and new) for their loyal support over the years, the Chamber will be celebrating with an Open House on August 6, 2016 from 11am to 4pm in cooperation with the Santa Clara...

Health@Heart By Philip S. Chua, MD, FACS, FPCS The epidemic of childhood obesity, which obviously parallels the incidence among adults, have contributed to the explosion of metabolic syndrome, the most common cause of major illnesses our society faces today. The word “metabolic” refers to the biochemical processes and physiology governing the body’s normal functions to achieve homeostasis (balanced, healthy state). What is Metabolic Syndrome? Metabolic Syndrome is als...

Legal Matters By ATTY. CRISPIN CADAY LOZANO If you entered into a good faith marriage but after the marriage your U.S. citizen of lawful permanent resident spouse is abusing you, then you do not have to sacrifice to get your permanent resident. You can immediately apply for a waiver of joint filing based on the information and document that you are an abused spouse. Your dependent children can be included in this application to remove condition on residence. If your...

PerryScope By PERRY DIAZ Now that the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) has ruled strongly in favor of the Philippines’ maritime disputes against China in the South China Sea (SCS), people are wondering, “What’s going to happen next?” Unless China accepts the arbitral tribunal’s ruling – in parts or in its entirety – nothing is going to happen in terms of enforcement. While the Philippines may have won a moral and legal victory, she cannot force China to dance “t...

As I See It By ELPIDIO R. ESTIOKO Many communities, government and non-government entities and profit and non-profit organizations, are having a hard time recruiting volunteers to carry out their goals. This was true in the past and still true today, especially with us Filipino-Americans who are characterized by our crab mentality even at a time of need and at a time of unity. But, it is interesting to note that even with the hard times, there are some Filipino-America...