Monthly Archives: November 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— For many families, once the turkey has been devoured and the Thanksgiving parades and football games have been enjoyed, it’s time to start decorating for the next big holiday. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reminds its customers to use Light-Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs for holiday lighting and to watch out for hazards while decorating and celebrating the holidays. Not following proper safety precautions can increase the risk for fire, inj...

DALY CITY, November 21, 2017 - From a muddled world of fake news, two real issues arise: The first has to do with waste called “plastic pollution”: a million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and the number will jump another 20% by 2021, The Guardian reported back in June from Euromonitor International’s global packaging trends report. That’s 20,000 bottles purchased by humans per second. If placed end to end, they would extend more than halfway to the ...

Golden State falter in the closing minutes of their game against the Sacramento Kings without their two MVP’s - Steph Curry and Kevin Durant - last Monday night at the Oracle Arena. The Warriors missed their last seven shots from the field as the Kings went on an 8-0 run to capsize a much needed victory last Sunday with the final score of Warriors 106, Kings 110. Klay Thompson led the Warriors scoring with 21 point with Patrick McGaw adding 16 to a loosing effort. Kings...

Story and photos by R. Mascardo OAKLAND -- The Raiders can now ease up a bit, 5-6, beating the Denver Broncos 21-14 last November 26 at Oakland Coliseum. But make no mistake the Raiders still have most of the same issues they’ve had all year. The Raiders were in a bad division and they did little to do to win it. So here’s to the Raiders -- right in the middle on the strength of a one-game winning streak against a team with a seven-game losing streak. COOPER HURT:...

The Department of Foreign Affairs, Overseas Voting Secretariat (DFA-OVS) advises the public that overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) as well as immigrants, seafarers and students who are about to leave for abroad, and who are not yet registered as Overseas Voter, may now register to vote, for the 2019 National Elections, at the Department of Foreign Affairs-Office of Consular Affairs (DFA-OCA), Aseana Business Park, Macapagal Boulevard, Parañaque City until September 30, 2018. T...

Celebrate Christmas in California, the Filipino Way! Christmas is just around the corner. You can see Christmas decors everywhere, hear Christmas carols in the radio and you can feel the cold winter breeze once you walked out the door. Though nothing compares to the Christmas in the Philippines where we have the longest celebration of Christmas Season that starts as early September till January. You can see almost every house have Christmas lights in their front yards. ...

By Harvey I. Barkin SAN FRANCISCO – This year, Philippine International Aid (PIA) marked its 31st year and 17th annual prestigious auction-charity event with a fashion show featuring Beverly Hills- and Makati-based designer Oliver Tolentino. PIA partnered with Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Cora and Pablo Tellez to present Giving hope to the children 2017 last November 19 at the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Embarcadero. According to Omni Hotel GM and PIA Executive Dire...

Mabuhay Golf Club of San Francisco will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary with a dinner- dance at Fort Mckinley in South San Francisco on December 29. Mabuhay Golf Club was founded in 1967 aboard the Philippine Vessel MV Rizal which was docked at Pier 37 in San Francisco. There were 12 organizers, namely: Alex Agcaoli, Raon Barretto, Jess Esteva, Jimmy Jacinto, Joe Jacinto, Charlie Hagedorn, Ramon Halili, Joseph Libunao,Wally Meneses, Adolfo Roensch, Alfredo Siason and...

By William Casis FilAm Star Correspondent Sen. Leila de Lima expressed jubilation over a “beautiful rosary” sent to her by Pope Francis. In a handwritten letter she sent ahead of her birthday last August, De Lima requested Pope Francis for prayers for herself and the Filipino people, especially for the thousands of victims of extra-judicial killings in the country. “I cannot thank Pope Francis enough for his thoughtfulness. I’m deeply, deeply touched by the Pope’s g...