Monthly Archives: March 2019

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By Beting Laygo Dolor / Contributing Editor In the post-World War II years, a poor kalesa driver named Pablo Cuneta began to make a name for himself in the rough and tumble world of Pasay City politics. A small city right beside the Philippine capital of Manila, Pasay was also known as Sin City. On a per capita basis, Pasay had more bars, Jueteng (illegal numbers) operations, and gambling dens than any other city or town comprising Metro Manila. Known as “Ambo”, Cune...

By Joseph Peter R. Gonzales Gerald Anderson supports girlfriend Bea Alonzo’s recent posting of her swimsuit pictures in her Instagram account. “I’m really glad that she promotes body positivity now. If you remember, she became a victim of body shaming before. Her message is very empowering---that we should not listen to what others say or dictate on how we should look. Sometimes, they say this is how thin or sexy we must look which should not be the case. “Bea’s mess...

DALY CITY, Calif., March 18, 2019 --- TFC at the Movies brings a movie that asks if destiny provides the viewer with their one great love or is that significant other somebody that one gets to choose for oneself. One Great Love is about love, which remains to be one of the greatest mysteries up to this day. Falling in love with someone is one thing but staying in love with that person is another story. The story revolves around Zyra Paez (Kim Chiu), a woman who has brok...

GMA International (GMAI) recently inked a partnership with NBL, the newest community-based league which showcases homegrown talents, to air its second conference abroad via GNTV-I, the Philippines’ most trusted news source which provides Filipinos overseas the latest, most comprehensive and credible news from home. The signing was led by GMAI First Vice President and Head of Operations Joseph Francia and Assistant Vice President and Programming Head Cheri Domingo, together...

LOS ANGELES, CA, March 18, 2019 – One of the first two winners of ABS-CBN Cinematografo Originals Contest seed grants, YELLOW ROSE, will hold its World Premiere as the chosen Opening Night film of the prestigious 35th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF). Presented annually by Visual Communications (VC), the nation’s premiere Asian Pacific American media arts center, LAAPFF is a highlight of the month of May which is Asian American Heritage Month. It draws over...

WASHINGTON— U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced the start of the fiscal year (FY) 2020 H-1B cap season, start dates for premium processing of cap-subject H-1B petitions, and the launch of its new H-1B data hub, while reminding petitioners of its new H-1B cap selection process. These new efforts underscore the agency’s commitment to supporting President Trump’s Buy American and Hire American executive order designed to protect U.S. workers. “US...

San Francisco, CA – The tax deadline is fast approaching! This year, one million more Californians may be eligible for a state refund under the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), which was expanded again for the 2018 tax year. Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, championed the effort during negotiations in 2018. Research has shown that EITCs are an effective anti-poverty tool. CalEITC put nearly $350 million di...

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has submitted to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) its final report on the company’s extensive multi-year Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan (PSEP). This report details the hundreds of projects undertaken by PG&E to implement safety, operational reliability and environmentally-focused upgrades and enhancements to its natural gas transmission pipeline system. The PSEP was formally submitted...

Catholic Sunday Reflection by Rev. Fr. Tristan Jasper D. Laforteza While channel surfing one night, I chanced upon a show called 100 Days to Heaven. This soap opera is about the story of a woman who died and returned to earth in the form of a child so that she could rectify all the mistakes that she had committed during her lifetime. It was so unfortunate that the woman prioritized the attainment of her own ambitions by being selfish, greedy, mistreating and stepping do...