Monthly Archives: May 2019

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By Corina Oliquino i FilAm Star Correspondent MANILA -- The Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP) released a statement on May 24 to urge the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to leave the music industry alone, labelling its move to ban Shanti Dope’s rap song ‘Amatz’ as ridiculous. In its statement, CAP has called on PDEA to focus on its mandate to “arrest drug lords rather than spending time and resources to ban a song, which it said is “open to different i...

By Joseph Peter R. Gonzales Daniel Padilla admits that he is not really used to not working with beau Kathryn Bernardo for a project. Everyone knows that the latter is currently wrapping a film with Kapuso pride Alden Richards under Star Cinema titled, “Hello Love, Goodbye.” Due to this, DJ flew to Hong Kong where some of the movie’s major scenes were shot and surprised his ladylove. “Honestly, I’m still not used to it,” he says. “It’s hard to think that we are working ...

The Department of Foreign Affairs-Overseas Voting Secretariat (DFA-OVS) announced today, 24 May 2019, that the 2019 elections reached a new milestone for overseas voting. It has to be noted that the 2019 elections can be seen as the culminating activity belonging to a three-year cycle, beginning with the voter registration in 2016, six months after the Presidential elections. Riding on the previous record-breaking number of overseas voter registrants for the 2014-2016 c...

SACRAMENTO — Covered California announced recently that it intends to partner with 105 community-based organizations to educate consumers about their health care options, offer in-person enrollment and renewal assistance and provide on-going support on how to get the best value from their health plan. The Navigator grants announced are part of Covered California’s ongoing commitment to support robust marketing and outreach, including working with trusted organizations through...

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The back-to-back NBA Champion Golden State Warriors and Kaiser Permanente today announced an evolution of a multi-year partnership that expands the two organizations’ broader commitments to health and wellness through the creation of Thrive City, a community gathering place that will bring people together from all over the Bay Area and provide health programs and services. Thrive City will also be the official name of the district surrounding Chase Cent...

By Rev. Fr. Tristan Jasper D. Laforteza Do you know how powerful your words are? Sometimes, we use words without thinking about their impact in our lives. Don’t underestimate the power of your words, as they are not meaningless or powerless. They hold such power and meaning to change our lives completely. I remember what my friend shared one time. She said that whenever her family would talk about death, her dad would always say that he will be happy if he goes beyond 60 y...

Street Talk BY GREG B. MACABENTA Our Marian pilgrimage group had just checked in on Sunday night at the Grand Hotel in Assisi, the town of St. Francis, after whom San Francisco, California and Pope Francis are named, when we tuned in to CNN. Fareed Zakaria, one of the network’s more incisive commentators, had a very interesting special report. It was about the recently-concluded elections in India, the results of which had started to come in. According to him, as many a...

As I See It BY ELPIDIO R. ESTIOKO As we remember and honor those fallen soldiers this Memorial Day, we are bringing back to life their patriotic and heroic contributions to our beloved country. They gave their lives fighting for our country in the name of freedom! Let’s remember them! Memorial Day was set aside to honor military personnel who did the “ultimate sacrifice” for our country. It’s a day for remembering those who died in battle, those brave warriors who ga...

By Beting Laygo Dolor i Contributing Editor Three newcomers elected to the Philippine Senate following the May 13 midterm elections – former presidential assistant Christopher ‘Bong’ Go, former Philippine National Police Chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, and former presidential political adviser Francis Tolentino – have revealed to media their plans once Congress resumes sessions and they take their place in the upper chamber. Go said he plans to sponsor a bill that would ...