Monthly Archives: October 2018

By Joseph Peter R. Gonzales In his upcoming soap opera titled, “Take Life”, Gerald Anderson is playing the role of a soldier and he’s glad that a Memorandum of Understanding was already signed between ABS-CBN and the Armed Forces of the Philippines. “That’s right!” he says. “It feels great that we’ve just gotten the support of the AFP for this project. Both parties agreed to support each other in giving the Filipino audience a good and realistic program. We waited for s...

Prepare for fun-filled Saturday mornings with the whole family as GMA Network brings to Filipino homes its newest talk-variety show, Sarap, ‘Di Ba?, beginning October 27 on GMA Life TV. This program is hosted by no less than celebrity mom, actress and TV host Carmina Villarroel together with her talented twins Mavy and Cassy Legaspi. Carmina, who is recognized as one of the country’s well-loved endorsers and most admired female personalities, returns to hosting but ...

SAN FRANCISCO – The Filipino Arts & Cinema International (FACINE), through its tireless director, Mauro Feria Tumbocon, Jr, honored TFC on Sunday for their continued support to the ideals and values of FACINE. TFC supports and shares FACINE’s mission of empowering emerging artists to create films that speak about Filipino communities globally and promoting cinema as a social document of Filipino culture and heritage, and as medium of artistic expression. Cinematografo ...

Story and Photo by R. Mascardo SANTA CLARA -- Rams running back Todd Gurley scored three touchdowns and Jared Goff threw two TD passes as the Los Angeles Rams took advantage of four take-aways and a blocked punt to beat the San Francisco 49ers 39-10 last October 20. The Rams dominated defensively with Aaron Donald recorded four sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Linebacker Cory Littleton had two sacks and a blocked punt for safety. The turn-overs set up 24...

What if the person you loved the most is also the one who will bring you the greatest pain? Beginning October 22, GMA Network brings viewers a different face of infidelity with its newest Afternoon Prime series, “Asawa Ko, Karibal Ko.” Highly-talented Kapuso actress Kris Bernal takes on the role of Rachel. She is beautiful, simple and dreams of having a happy family. Rachel meets Nathan, a smart businessman from a political family. Nathan marries Rachel out of pressure ...

SAN FRANCISCO -- Outraged that executives at hotel corporation Marriott have yet to settle the strike going into its third week, more than 3,000 community, labor, and religious supporters and Unite Here Local 2 workers hit the streets to demand that Marriott make one job enough for hotel workers and end the strike. Since Marriott hotel housekeepers, bellmen, cooks, dishwashers, and others walked out more on October 4, San Francisco residents, labor organizations, community...

The Trump administration’s proposed changes to public charge will have devastating consequences for immigrants who access government programs they are legally entitled to. With the proposed changes now published in the Federal Register and the public comment period open, IIBA asks the public to submit their comments against the proposed changes to public charge, listed as “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds,” as soon as possible at regulations.gov. These programs ...

THELMA B. BOAC School Board Trustee, Berryessa Union School District Educator, Professional Coach/Mentor Community Leader Thelma was born in the province of Bohol, Philippines. She came to America at the age of ten and lived with her adopted parents in Grover Beach, California. Her adopted father, a World War II veteran, was one of the original “manongs” who immigrated to America in the 1920’s. Thelma’s adopted mother, her own biological aunt, came to America as a young w...

As I See It By ELPIDIO R. ESTIOKO Everyone deserves the opportunity to be employed and enjoy meaningful work! This is embodied in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Don’t ever think you won’t get a job because you are disabled or you are old because the provisions in the ADA safeguards older adults and people with all kinds of disabilities and give them equal opportunities to work. Most people think that being seniors or those with disabilities will limit their ...