Monthly Archives: October 2019

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By Joseph Peter R. Gonzales Asked if he already has an upcoming show with mother network ABS-CBN, Enchong Dee reveals: “There’s none! Yes, it’s been a year already that I don’t have any regular program. Honestly, I don’t know why.” Are there offers to him or it’s just his decision not to do soap operas at this point in time? “There were offers in the beginning but you have to weigh things. I had to assess if I would do a project because I want to or I will do i...

Singer-Songwriter Odette Quesada and Comedienne-Singer Fe De Los Reyes have teamed up once again to bring you a truly SENTI-MENTAL evening of love songs and song parodies. Odette Quesada is a multi-award winning singer-songwriter and record producer whose songs ruled Philippines ' airwaves in the 1980s. She was barely out of her teens when she became the country's most sought-after hitmaker. Best known for her own hit "Friend of Mine", Odette's songs have been recorded, co...

Should the daughter suffer for the sins of her mother? Beginning October 21, two successful women will be caught in the traps of infidelity leading to the immeasurable pain of an innocent daughter on GMA Network’s newest Afternoon Prime drama series, Magkaagaw. Former on-screen rivals in “Bakekang” and Two of the industry’s sought after-actresses, Sheryl Cruz as Veron and Sunshine Dizon as Laura reunite in the most intriguing drama harped on vengeance that will heat up ...

SANTA CLARA – The City of Santa Clara recently unveiled a Public Records Acts Request on-line portal that gives the public unprecedented insight into the number of public records requests the City responds to monthly. Now, with the click of a mouse, the public can access a searchable archive of responsive documents to California Public Records Act (CPRA) requests. The searchable archive will contain CPRA requests and will grow as the City receives future requests. A summar...

By Tim Rhatigan UnitedHealthcare of California Earthquakes are unfortunately a common occurrence, especially in places with high seismicity, such as California. Because earthquakes occur without warning, it’s important to take steps to prepare. The Red Cross and FEMA offer tips for a safety checklist to know what to do before, during and after an earthquake. Here are additional reminders of what to do before, during, and after an earthquake. Before an Earthquake Cr...

SACRAMENTO– Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) and State Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) today applauded Governor Gavin Newsom’s action requesting an investigation of a “mystery surcharge” in the state’s retail gas prices by Attorney General Xavier Becerra. Earlier this year, Levine, Hill and seventeen other legislators called for an investigation into potentially illegal price fixing in the state’s retail gasoline market after the state’s Petroleum Market Advisory ...

By Cesar Candari M.D, FCAP Emeritus Philip S. Chua, MD, FACS, FPCS, columnist of this paper and cardiac surgeon emeritus residing in Las Vegas and Northwest Indiana, was bestowed the Lifetime Achievement Award by his peers at the 40th Annual Scientific Convention Reception and Grand Ball at the Florentine Ballroom of Caesar’s Palace Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, on Saturday, July 27, 2019, attended by more than 250 participants from all over the United States and the Phil...

By Corina Oliquino FilAm Star Correspondent MANILA – Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Sec. Silvestre Bello III on October 27 rejected House Bill 4802, filed in September by Rep. Jose ‘Bonito’ Singson Jr. (Probinsyano Ako party-list) which seeks to amend the Labor Code of the Philippines. The Bill, filed in the House of Representatives and currently pending with the Committee on Labor and Employment, will extend the probationary employment period from the curre...

By Macon Araneta FilAm Star Correspondent The nation mourned the death of former Senate President Aquilino Pimentel Jr. on October 20, hailing him as a true patriot, a freedom fighter and a champion of democracy, human rights and local governance. He was 85. “Our beloved Tatay Nene has joined his Creator at 5 a.m. today, October 20. We thank all those who have been a part of his life. We ask for prayers for the repose of Tatay Nene’s soul. Thank you to all,” posted his...