Monthly Archives: August 2018

Thanks for tuning in to another week in Star Access! -Gary de Guzman

Looking back on his humble beginnings as the first Starstruck Ultimate Male Survivor, Mark feels grateful that his home network has been supportive of him since. “Ako, malakas yung loob kong sabihin na I will be with GMA, and kung pwede nga habang buhay, I will stay dito. Kasi ito talaga yung nagbigay sa akin ng opportunity na maging artista, na matulungan yung family ko and maging maayos yung buhay, so yung loyalty ko talaga is with GMA. The actor who was once called t...

By Joseph Peter R. Gonzales Paulo Avelino sheds light on the rumor that he’s already burnt out and is contemplating on retiring from showbiz. “Well, who knows? I might be out for three days or one week or three months. I really want to take a break after my latest soap ‘The General’s Daughter.’ I can’t say how long at this point. Let’s see,” he avers. People tend to think that he came to this decision because he’s already getting married. “That’s not true either. ...

Recently, Atom Araullo traces and highlights how food is wasted from production to consumption in The Atom Araullo Specials episode “Lamang Tiyan: A Food Waste Trail”. Around 7.3 million Filipinos considered themselves food poor, according to a recent survey of Social Weather Station. Despite this number, food wastage remains a big problem in the Philippines. In Samar, where poverty and malnutrition are at alarming levels, Atom comes face to face with those sufferin...

San Ramon, CA - Team NorCal became the biggest winner at this year’s Donate Life Transplant Games of America in Utah by taking home the overall Team Cup with 120 medals. The announcement was made today by Donor Network West, the federally designated organ and tissue recovery organization for northern California and Nevada. The Transplant Games, which took place in Salt Lake City August 2-7, is a multi-sport event for individuals who have undergone life-saving transplant su...

Sacramento – Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 892 by Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) and Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), which officially recognizes Lunar New Year in the State of California. SB 892 was co-authored by Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Phil Ting (D-San Francisco). SB 892 designates Lunar New Year as a day of special significance in California and requires the Governor to honor Lunar New Year annually. Also under SB 892, all publ...

PESCADERO, Calif.—California State Parks and San Mateo Resource Conservation District (RCD) will begin the Butano Creek Channel Reconnection and Resiliency Project on September 6. This first phase of the project will remove trees and brush along Butano Creek downstream of the Pescadero Creek Road Bridge to prepare for removing sediment deposits in summer 2019. Historic land use in the watershed, including logging, creek channelization, road construction, agriculture, and d...

The Grand Opening Celebration of the Youth Program is set September 8, 2018 at the Pilipino Bayanihan Resource Center on Junipero Serra Blvd. Daly City, California, : A new Filipino cultural program for the youth is coming to Daly City in September. Designed by a 3rd generation Filipino-American, the program was created to teach the children and teenagers of Daly City more about Filipino culture, tradition, history, language and writing through Filipino Martial Arts. The p...

By Mario Panoringan The Filipino American Coalition (FAC) Meet & Greet luncheon was hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Rene and Mila Medina at their sprawling and gorgeous property last August 26. The event took place to share ideas on how the Coalition can make a difference in the Filipino American Community. The FAC or Samahan is a strong network of individuals that envisions more opportunities for Filipino Americans to have a stronger voice and position in the governm...

As I See It By ELPIDIO R. ESTIOKO Honestly, the only time I heard of the phrase crab mentality or a bucket of crabs was when I was a college student in UP–Diliman… in my Sociology class. The next time I met the phrase again was when I immigrated to the US in the late 90’s, no longer in the classroom, but in my interactions with other people. I then realized, it’s not only a classroom stuff but actually a practice actually occurring in the Fil-Am community. Wikipedia ...