Monthly Archives: March 2019

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By Joseph Peter R. Gonzales Putting an end to all speculations, Kathryn Bernardo declared that everything is okay between her and boyfriend Daniel Padilla. “That’s right!” she avers. “I’m aware that of late, there are rumours circulating that we have called it quits. I don’t know where it came from but DJ and I are still very much okay. For the record, our relationship is solid. No break-up happened!” The popular Kapamilya star decided to break her silence on the iss...

Washington, D.C- In states across the country, lawmakers, Attorneys General, regulators, and community leaders are expressing concern about the effects of the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger. As a recent Bloomberg article, titled “T-Mobile’s Sprint Deal Draws State Concerns Over Consumer Harm,” highlights: “State antitrust enforcers are expressing deep concerns that T-Mobile US Inc.’s proposed takeover of Sprint Corp. could raise prices for consumers, signaling they might ...

The American Civil Liberties Union turns 100 in 2020. To mark the historic milestone, the organization is hosting a two-day interactive exhibition in Oakland starting Saturday, March 30 at 10:00 am. The event will bring together artists, elected officials, like-minded organizations, supporters, and ACLU staff to spark a deeper conversation about the challenging, high stakes civil liberties battles of the nation’s past, present, and future. Visitors will have the opportunit...

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Marc Levine (D- Marin County) today called for California to extend affordable housing projects located on local school district surplus properties the same expedited environmental review offered to professional sports arenas and stadiums across the state. Levine recently introduced AB 1648, which would streamline the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) by requiring approvals of affordable housing projects on school district owned pr...

Catholic Sunday Reflection By Rev. Fr. Tristan Jasper D. Laforteza One Friday afternoon, my cousin invited me to watch a film about a woman-assassin whose goal was to kill those who were responsible for the death of her parents. This movie had a slogan “Vengeance is Beautiful”. However, as Christians, we are challenged to see that forgiveness is more beautiful than vengeance. Below are three points why forgiveness becomes truly beneficial and healthy to live one’s life ...

The Spring of San Francisco was greeted last week by the Award-Winning Fashion Community Week, a platform for Local and International Emerging Fashion Designers and Beauty talents in San Francisco. The 4-day event was filled with fashion conference, brand presentation, runway show, media event, networking, showroom and an opportunity to Shop the Runway collection. The Opening evening kicked off at the exclusive ‘members only’ club: The Modernist (voted one of the Hottest m...

As I See It By ELPIDIO R. ESTIOKO Are we maximizing the services the library offers? Or, do we ever use the library in the first place? Did you ever participate in community reading? If you frequent the library, you must have experienced all these and enjoyed the fruits the library nurtures! Librarians reach out to the community by inviting the people individually to visit the library and take advantage of the library resources. In fact, library personnel exert effor...

Street Talk By GREG B. MACABENTA The horrible mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, which claimed the lives of 50 (so far) and wounded another 50, was the handiwork of someone believed to be a white supremacist. When President Donald Trump was asked by media if he considered the problem of “white supremacy” serious, he dismissed the New Zealand incident as a minor case that, apparently, did not merit being condemned by him. What Trump has chos...

By Beting Laygo Dolor i Contributing Editor The national government is operating based on last year’s budget because the Senate and the House of Representatives have yet to agree on a final version of the General Appropriations Bill of 2019. This, after House and Senate leaders met with President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang last week to try and resolve their differences, seemingly to no avail. While the majority in the House and the majority in the Senate are both ...