Monthly Archives: November 2018

This Sunday (November 25) on GMA Pinoy TV, Atom Araullo flies to Spain for an extraordinary and mouth-watering adventure in “The Atom Araullo Specials: iCelebremos!” The Kapuso broadcast journalist gives viewers a head start on some of the best cuisines the world has ever tasted. Not only will he reveal the mysteries of these recipes, but he will also discover secrets deeply rooted to us Filipinos. Here in the Philippines, Filipinos boast of the world-famous lechon ...

By Joseph Peter R. Gonzales Luis Manzano explains why he and ladylove Jessy Mendiola weren’t included in the currently airing ABS-CBN Christmas Station ID. “Actually, the shoot for the said station ID took place when we were having our vacation in Okinawa, Japan. We sure missed it but we’re happy with our vacation,” he says. The articulate “I Can See Your Voice” host reveals that in said travel, he was able to meet Jessy’s sister who is based in the Land of the Risin...

This December, Pinoys abroad can come home to a special musical extravagance as GMA Pinoy TV brings Kapuso stars to join fellow Filipino performers through “Awit Pasasalamat: A Tribute to Overseas Filipinos.” Slated to happen on December 15 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila, witness a night of sheer Pinoy talent featuring no less than Asia’s Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista and Kapuso actress Andrea Torres together with guest performers Jo...

Oakland, CA – For the past 54 years, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has provided funding for the conservation of natural, historical and cultural resources with no with no dependence on taxpayers. Land and Water Conservation Funds are provided through royalty fees paid by energy companies drilling for oil and gas offshore of the United States. LWCF expired on September 30, 2018. Since its expiration, $100 million has been collected and diverted from these investments...

SAN JOSE -- Mayor Sam Liccardo, Vice-mayor Magdalena Carrasco, and Councilmembers Sylvia Arenas and Dev Davis recently announced the next steps of San José’s preparations for Google’s historic investment in Downtown. Upon the City Council’s approval of a Memorandum of Understanding and property sale agreements on December 4, Liccardo and his colleagues will seek to move forward immediately with work on: 1.       Negotiations with Google over community benefits above and...

Presidio of San Francisco (November 21, 2018) – The Presidio’s exhibition Exclusion: The Presidio’s Role in World War II Japanese American Incarceration was awarded the 2018 Charles Redd Award for Exhibition Excellence by the Western Museums Association at their Annual Meeting on October 22. It is the major exhibition accolade granted annually by the professional industry organization that serves the Western United States, Western Canada, and the Pacific. Winners are chosen r...

By Rudy M. Viernes Filipino-Americans in Northern California will hold a five-day “Simbang Gabi” advent Masses from Dec. 17 to 21 at the Church of St. Isabella, One Trinity Way in San Rafael, California. This is the 10th year this Filipino religious tradition is held in St. Isabella parish. It is also held in various cities in the Bay Area, like Daly City, Vallejo, Concord, Antioch, El Cerrito and many parishes in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Simbang Gabi was fi...

San Francisco – ‘A gathering of light’ is this year’s theme of the much awaited holiday celebration, the Parol Lantern Festival and Parade, in San Francisco on December 8th at Jessie Square and Yerba Buena Gardens. Now on its 16th year, the annual event at the heart of the SoMa Pilipinas, which is designated Filipino Cultural Heritage District by the State of California and the City and County of San Francisco, “A Gathering of Lights” theme is an affirmation and celebratio...

As I See It By ELPIDIO R. ESTIOKO I know Thanksgiving Day is a week past now, but I will be remiss in my job as a columnist if I will not devote a space for this very important holiday. So here we are folks! While turkey is prepared in all gatherings during Thanksgiving Day, it is not turkey day, but a Thanksgiving Day, a day to thank God for all the blessings He did to us! This was emphasized by Pastor Smith of the Liberty Baptist Church located at King Road, San...