Monthly Archives: February 2019

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They say that sisters always have each other’s backs. But what if you share one back? After creating buzz on the internet with its unique and “memeable” characters, GMA Network’s highly-anticipated fantasy drama series, Kara Mia, is set to change the landscape of primetime television this 2019. Kara Mia features the country’s versatile and award-winning actresses – Barbie Forteza and Mika dela Cruz - as it boasts of an endearing but unique storyline certain to captivate...

By Joseph Peter R. Gonzales After six years, Judy Ann Santos is back in the soap opera scene via “Starla.” Her last drama series was “Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala” in 2013. This early, many are excited to see her doing a soap again. “We’ve already started taping for the project. It’s directed by Onat Diaz and Darnel Villaflor. As to its exact launching, I still don’t have any idea when but for sure, it will be this year. When it comes to that aspect, only ABS-CBN perfectly...

By Peter Rosenberger Of the 43.5 million of those providing unpaid care to an adult or child in the last year, AARP shares that 60 percent are women. Following a somewhat exhaustive search, no data seems to exist reflecting how the laundry and household chores are divided between men and women. Based upon calls to my show and conversations had with many male caregivers, however, a growing trend seems to show that while their wives struggle to care for an aging parent, many...

Senate Bill 233 prohibits the arrest of people involved in sex work when they come forward as a witness or victim of a specified violent and serious crime. It also provides that the possession of condoms may not be used as evidence to arrest someone for engaging in sex work. San Francisco – Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced legislation to protect sex workers from arrest when they report a serious and violent crime or come forward as a witness to a ...

by Rev. Fr. Tristan Jasper D. Laforteza Once I came across a story of a man who was walking along the desert towards home. Suddenly, he heard a voice telling him to pick up some stones and place them inside his pockets for tomorrow he will be very happy yet sad at the same time. Although has was troubled and doubtful of where the voice come from and what might be the instruction for, still he kept his mind open and followed what he was told to do. After a while, he felt th...

A total of 145 parishioners from St. Augustine will be traveling to Rome, Italy, to attend the Music Festival of Peace and Brotherhood on March 21-25. The Chancel Choir and The Children’s Choir, along with parents and family members, Fr. Ed Dura, and Sr. Nona Barairo will be representing not only the St. Augustine Parish, but also the City of South San Francisco and the entire San Francisco Archdiocese. Both choir groups will be singing together with their local Italian count...

As I See It By ELPIDIO R. ESTIOKO In every negotiation, there are two steps to comply with. One, the panel members must have to agree first on a compromise deal before they can go to the next step. This step has been an impasse… a bottleneck for many days now nearing the February 15 deadline but apparently, there seem to be a sign of having one. The second step is the consequence of the first as to whoever approves it or agrees with it. In this case, the second step con...

Street Talk By GREG B. MACABENTA Senate President Tito Sotto deserves the Best Actor Award for his melodramatic declaration that he was for “withdrawing” the Senate version of the 2019 national budget and for using the 2018 reenacted budget because he was “sick and tired” of allegations of massive pork barrel insertions made by members of Congress. ”I hope that will erase all doubts and allegations of pork and other so-called insertions in the budget,” Sotto was quot...

PerryScope By Perry Diaz With the recent participation of the Philippines in China’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) Initiative last November 2018, one doesn’t fail to wonder: Will it be good for the Philippines or will it fall into China’s “debt-trap diplomacy” as almost all of the 70 countries that participated and ended up gurgling under an ocean of indebtedness? To answer the question, one needs to look at what happened to those who participated to date. For lack of ...