Monthly Archives: March 2018

Inspirational Author Says One Crucial Moment Can Transform Anyone's Life  We have all heard the famous saying, "life is 10% of what happens and 90% of how you react to it." and that is the core of Ulrich Kellerer's latest book: One Moment Can Change Your Life: Extraordinary Stories About Ordinary People.  Storytelling is not the career change you would expect from a German fashion industry expert, but the declining health of his mother led Ulrich Kellerer to fin...

Hong Kong Airlines launched a new Airbus A350 service connecting San Francisco to Hongkong last March 25. This is a milestone for the airline as it continues to expand its presence in North America, following the successful launch of service from Vancouver in Canada to Los Angeles to Hongkong last year. San Francisco is the airlines’ third destination in North America. Doug Yakel, public information officer, San Francisco International Airport, George Liu, chief marketing ...

Sandy Close (4th from left seated) posing with members of the media at her appreciation dinner at Fort Mckinley

Happy 70th Birthday to Gloria Susi

Happy Birthday to Ding Esporlas of Daly City

OAKLAND - The Bay area Filipino community once again came in full force to show support to the Golden State Warriors last March 25. A sold-out arena saw performances from various Filipino groups from singing the national anthem to halftime entertainment. Although the Warriors failed to notch a win, the attendees seemed to have enjoyed the culture and the atmosphere brought about by the performers. Al Perez, San Francisco’s Entertainment Commissioner, organized the even...

By Mark Hedin, Ethnic Media Services Less than two weeks after the Trump administration’s arbitrary deadline for Congress to take action on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) came and went with no solution, four veterans of the immigrant rights movement agreed that the outlook is bleak and the challenges are significant. The greatest hope lies in the voting booth – a shift of power out of Republican hands after the November elections – and the fact that those...

SAN FRANCISCO -- Chinese Hospital East West Health Services celebrated the grand opening of its brand new clinic with ribbon cutting ceremony and health fair in San Francisco last March 26. Mel Lee, Chinese Hospital Association Board president, Dr. Jian Zhang, Chinese Hospital CEO, Deena Louie, CCHP CEO and Chinese Hospital Association Board members, as well as many East West Health Services patients, participated in the joyous celebration. Attendees had the opportunity to...

By Harvey I. Barkin SAN FRANCISCO – The Philippine Consulate General recently announced the launching of the 12th Ambassador’s Tour set for July 9–15 with Manila, Cebu and Bohol as this year’s destinations. To fully appreciate the Ambassador’s Tour, you should first experience a multi-city tour in Europe. Do you remember being herded like cattle into mini-buses and being prodded for “wee-wee” breaks like dogs? Can you recall or even pronounce the cities that whizzed ...

By Corina Oliquino | FilAm Star Correspondent MANILA – The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has been voted by air travelers as the 10th most improved airport this year, according to the result of a worldwide survey by UK research firm Skytrax. “The Award for the World’s Most Improved Airport is based on the relative year-on-year Quality performance by all airports featured in the World Airport Survey and takes into account the change in rating together with per...