Monthly Archives: September 2018

Cristina Osmeña Running for U.S. House of Representatives District 14, California Cristina Osmeña is the GOP nominee for United States Representative in the 14th Congressional district of California. A child immigrant from the Philippines, Osmeña moved to the United States at the age of six to flee the persecution of the Marcos dictatorship. She grew up in Southern California and the Bay Area and graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in English. Osmeña is a 20-year ve...

By Joseph Peter R. Gonzales Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto are both happy and proud with all the positive feedbacks and consistent high ratings of their latest soap opera “Ngayon at Kailanman” over at ABS-CBN. “Personally, I would like to express my gratitude to all those who religiously watch ‘Ngayon at Kailanman’ every night,” says Joshua. “My heartfelt gratitude goes to the fans as well for their never-ending love and support to JoshLia! The same holds true to all ...

GMA Pinoy TV once again brought non-stop fun and entertainment to Filipinos in the US and Canada as Kapuso stars Carla Abellana and Solenn Heussaff made love overflow among the Kapuso abroad. Last September 1 and 2, Carla headlined ‘Fiesta Ko Sa Florida’, the first ever Filipino event in Ocala City organized by One Philippines and the Filipino American Association Inc., and ‘Fiesta Ko Sa Texas’ which was held at the Bayou City Event Center. The Kapuso abroad could not c...

Quiting smoking helps you fully engage in friends, and family gathering SAN DIEGO, The Mid-Autumn Festival is a traditional festival celebrated in Asia. The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar with full moon at night, a symbol of reunion, it’s also known as reunion festival. Nowadays, there are many Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese live in the United States still gathering with relatives and friends to watch the moon, eat moon cakes and pl...

Hinabi Project (THP), a project of the Philippine Writers and Artists, Inc. (PAWA), brings to San Francisco the distinctive styles of weaving from two regions physically separated by formidable mountain ranges and by their historical experiences. The common perception in colonial history was that Ilokos and the Cordillera shared little by way of its cultural products because the first was Christian, the latter animistic and pagan. Traditional weaving in the Cordillera was int...

Presidio of San Francisco (September 24, 2018) – Fifty years ago this October, the Presidio Stockade at Fort Winfield Scott was the site of the Presidio 27 Mutiny, a defining moment in the growing movement against the war in Vietnam. On October 14, 1968, 27 prisoners in the stockade staged a peaceful protest, reading their list of demands against harsh conditions in the jail and singing We Shall Overcome. For this they were tried for mutiny, the most serious military offense....

As I See It By ELPIDIO R. ESTIOKO While reading per se is already a difficult subject to teach, reading between the lines is even more difficult to most people to comprehend. In one of my classes in investigative reporting and also in creative writing, I told my students to be creative, innovative, and must know how to read between the lines. Then one of my students stood up and said: “But sir… there are no words between the lines…!” Surely, the popular idiomatic phr...

Street Talk By GREG B. MACABENTA With all of the bad news coming out of Manila, like typhoons, runaway inflation and Duterte lawyer Salvador Panelo, I felt a need to inject some happy thoughts into the prevailing atmosphere. So I went through my Happiness File (I have all kinds of files) and found the following gem: Happiness is a Filipino. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Philippines is ranked seventh happiest country in the world. Yes, indeed! Th...

PerryScope By Perry Diaz Just three days before Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford is to testify against Judge Brett Kavanaugh on September 27, 2018, another sex bombshell – sexual misconduct -- was dropped on Kavanaugh. A woman, Deborah Ramirez, 53-years-old, claimed that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her and thrust his penis in her face during a party when they were students at Yale University. Ramirez was quoted as saying: “I wasn’t going to touch a penis until I was mar...