Monthly Archives: September 2017

By Harvey I. Barkin SAN JOSE – New America Media (NAM) and Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County announced to the press their workshop to help DACA recipients whose permits expire between September 5, 2017 and, or before March 5, 2018 to obtain a new two-year work permit. NAM and Catholic Charities drove home the urgency to renew DACA applications before the October 5 deadline. Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CEO Gregory Kepferle mentioned that DACA recip...

PerryScope By PERRY DIAZ If forty-five years after the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos proclaimed martial law and 31 years after he was deposed by the People Power Revolution of 1986, you’d think that his heirs would stay out of politics and lead a quiet life? You’re wrong. The Marcoses are nowhere living their lives in the quietude of obscurity; they’re basking in the limelight of power. Indeed, during a forum commemorating her father’s 100th birthday in Batac, Iloco...

Text and Photos by R. Mascardo SANTA CLARA -- After two lackluster performances to start the season, the 49ers unexpectedly came alive against the Rams. They have no touchdown and went on a losing streak early this season. This time, the 49ers’ offense leaves hope for the rest of the season. Hoyer threw a pick on the very first play of the game. But he rebounded to keep the game competitive and led a furious late-game comeback He threw for 332 yards, two touchd...

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 abusive spouse has n...

We stand shoulder to shoulder in support of our DREAMers and in strong condemnation of the cruel, heartless and morally-bankrupt decision by the President to end DACA. For that reason, I stood up to speak in support of House Resolution 66 that supports our DREAMers and calls for Congress to pass protections for these promising young people and pass comprehensive immigration reform. Our DREAMers came to America-- and many came to California-- with no control over that de...

About 200 Catholic men gathered in joyful prayers, feverish praising, intensive discourse and selfless sharing of spiritual experiences and wisdom at the Mother Teresa Event Center of the St. James the Apostle Catholic Church in Fremont over the weekend. Coming from all over the West Coast of the United States and Canada, the men of God and servants of the Lord congregated for the 3-day 2017 International Catholic Men’s Conference under the auspices of the spiritual commun...

By Macon Araneta | FilAm Star Correspondent A total of PHP 92 million in tara or bribe money to facilitate transaction of shipments at the Bureau of Customs (BoC) was paid by Customs broker/fixer Mark Taguba to the agency’s officials and personnel since August last year up to July 2017. Responding to the query of Senate Blue Ribbon Committee Chairman Richard Gordon on the total amount of tara he paid the BoC to ensure his shipment will not be placed on “alert,” Taguba r...

By William Casis | FilAm Star Correspondent The Senate minority bloc urged the Senate leadership to urgently appeal to the court to allow Sen. Leila De Lima to attend to her legislative duties, including participation in the deliberations of crucial legislations, pending the resolution of the charges levelled against her. De Lima is facing drug charges over alleged involvement in the proliferation of illegal drugs at the New Bilibid Prisons when she was justice secretar...

By Daniel Llanto | FilAm Star Correspondent Opposition Sen. Risa Hontiveros dismissed the wiretapping, obstruction of justice and kidnapping charges filed against her on September 25, saying she saw the made-up cases coming when Justice Sec. Vitaliano Aguirre II was at the Senate as she lambasted the Department of Justice for the drug-related killings two weeks ago. The wiretapping charge stemmed from Hontiveros’ alleged illegal recording of the exchange of text message...

By Macon Araneta | FilAm Star Correspondent Two Vietnamese fishermen were shot dead while five others were arrested on September 23, in an incident with the Philippine Navy in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Those who succumbed to gunshot wounds were identified as Le Van Liem and Le Van Reo. Le Van Liem suffered gunshot wounds on the chin, chest, and back while Le Van Reo sustained gunshot wounds to the back of his left ear. Lt. Jose Covarrubias, spokesma...