Monthly Archives: February 2019

To be featured in our Star Access column, please email community@filamstar.com with pictures of your event and a short caption! Thank you! Filamstar Team

To be featured in our Star Access column, please email community@filamstar.com with pictures of your event and a short caption! Thank you! Filamstar Team

By Joseph Peter R. Gonzales After eight years being with Star Magic, Matteo Guidicelli is now a talent of Viva Artists Agency. “That’s right!” he avers. “I just inked a contract with VAA and I’m excited with the good plans they have for me. I can’t wait to start on my maiden project for them!” Many ask if his girlfriend Sarah Geronimo has something to do with his decision. The singer-actress has been Viva talent for 16 years already. “Well, before 2018 ended, we’v...

Are you longing for love, hoping for love, confused in love or willing to take a chance for love? This February, celebrate the love month in full swing as GMA Music presents the “4 Faces of Love” through music video premieres via YouTube. The Clash alumnus Anthony Rosaldo recently launched his debut single “Larawan Mo.” The music video of his song, featuring versatile Kapuso actress Kris Bernal as one of the special guests, is now available for streaming on Youtube. ...

This 2019, GMA Network charts new grounds as it presents the inspiring story of a young Badjaw woman with the much awaited launch of the primetime series Sahaya. Headlining this extraordinary and unique masterpiece is one of the country’s hottest and unbeatable loveteams - Bianca Umali and Miguel Tanfelix. Bianca and Miguel’s undeniable chemistry captured the hearts of viewers in various Kapuso shows including Mga Basang Sisiw, Niño, Once Upon A Kiss, Wish I May, Ismol ...

SACRAMENTO – District attorneys would have a new tool in prosecuting cases of elderly abuse and fraud that span multiple counties under legislation introduced today by state Senator Jerry Hill. Senate Bill 304 would allow district attorneys to consolidate such criminal cases into a single prosecution. The move would ease the burden for the elderly who, having become crime victims of a suspected serial perpetrator or perpetrators, must then cope with the challenges of testi...

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it is publishing guidance for its officers to consider when adjudicating spousal petitions involving minors. The guidance, published as an update to the USCIS Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM), clarifies age requirements for a petitioner filing an Affidavit of Support for a spouse in conjunction with a concurrently filed I-485, and identifies factors officers should consider when adjudicating ...

Older Filipino Americans are particularly vulnerable as targets of certain fraud. According to AARP’s “Facing Fraud or Saving Face? A Survey of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders 50 Years and Older on Fraud and Scams” (aarp.org/AAPIfraudsurvey), many con artists use immigration scams to falsely promise cheap, quick, or easy paths to work permits and green cards. Scammers pretend to provide quality legal advice, help with paperwork, or other tasks involved in the immigrati...

SAN FRANCISCO - This past fiscal year, Office of Assessor Carmen Chu granted over $13.1 billion in property tax exemptions. The amount of exemptions that were granted to homeowners was $620 million, and $12.5 billion were granted toward nonprofit, educational, institutional and religious properties. Exemption applications for the coming fiscal year 2019-2020 are due today, February 15th. For more information on exemptions, visit the Assessor’s website at sfassessor.org or cal...

PASADENA, Calif., February 19, 2019 — The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine announced today that it has received preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and will begin accepting applications from prospective students in June 2019 for admission to the school’s first class in the summer of 2020. In addition, the school announced that it will waive all tuition for the full four years of school for its first five classes. “We’ve had the opp...