Monthly Archives: October 2017

Event organizers and directors paraded around the Cow Palace on board a very distinguished stagecoach as they officially welcome the 2017 Grand National Rodeo held last October 13-14, 20-21 in San Francisco. Included in the board is our very own Al Perez who serves as one of the directors . The well-attended event showcased rodeo performances, live music, variety of bbq, and livestock show for everyone to see

(Left Photo) The sold-out crowd at the BAL Theater in San Leandro enjoying the show. (Right Photo) The headliners, Allan K., Boobay, Ate Gay, and EJ Salamante and the executive producers, Paul Dizon and Haro De Guzman posing for Filam Star after the show.

Rght Photo) Angelita Topacio celebrated her 90th Birthday with family and friends at the Hillsborough Recreation Center in San Diego. (Left Photo) The celebrant with her ten children namely (l-r standing) Del, Buddy, Mercy, Lito, Junior, George, Charo, Ric and seated twin sisters Ning and Ching

WASHINGTON — Under updated policy guidance, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is instructing its officers to apply the same level of scrutiny to both initial petitions and extension requests for certain nonimmigrant visa categories. The guidance applies to nearly all nonimmigrant classifications filed using Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker. “USCIS officers are at the front lines of the administration’s efforts to enhance the integrity of the i...

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that it is making a series of donations totaling $3 million to several community groups to help ease the impact of the extraordinary wind-driven wildfires in Northern California. “Our hearts are with all of our customers and communities impacted by these wildfires. We’ve proudly served these communities for over 100 years, and we’re committed to helping them rebuild and recover. In addition ...

LBC is proud to reveal the 12 winners of the 2018 Calendar Design Competition. Launched in LBC-serviced areas in USA and Canada last June to July 31, 2017, the theme of the tilt was “The Way We Move It in the Philippines”. Winning entries depicted the unique ways Filipinos move, may it be thru culture like dance or way of life like transportation. The twelve winners are: Teoderico Asuncion, Annika Constantino, Queenie Crisostomo, Sharmaine Encabo, Beech Garcia, Jason Luz,...

By Corina Oliquino | FilAm Star Correspondent MANILA – Presidential daughter Sara Duterte launched on October 23 the pro-government group, “Tapang at Malasakit Alliance for the Philippines.” The pro-Duterte alliance aims to unite all Filipinos and to support the political and economic agenda of President Duterte. “Let’s start by continuing to fight global terrorism by quickly rebuilding Marawi, focus on our poverty that has fueled narco-politicians, set aside our perso...

By Corina Oliquino | FilAm Star Correspondent MANILA – In the latest edition of the Safe Cities Index, Manila was ranked among one of the world’s least safe cities. It’s also the first time Manila appeared in the index. Out of 60 major cities, Manila ranked number 55 and one among three countries with the least safe cities in the world. Manila scored 54.86 out of a possible 100, which is derived from ratings on four categories: Digital, Health, Infrastructure and Personal...

By Macon Araneta | FilAm Star Correspondent Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said he did not dissuade U.S. President Donald Trump from visiting the Philippines but merely presented “factual information” about the country to senior American officials during his recent trip to the U.S. The White House earlier confirmed that Trump will arrive in Manila on November 12 to attend the special gala celebration dinner for the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations...

By William Casis | FilAm Star Correspondent Before adjourning to St. Petersburg in the Russian Federation last October 18, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) General Assembly (which was attended by Philippine Senators led by Senate President Aquilino “Koko”Pimentel III and Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon) adopted the Human Rights Committee’s report and recommendation for IPU to send a trial observer to monitor the case of detained Sen. Leila de Lima. In its 16-pag...