Monthly Archives: June 2020

The much-awaited reunion is finally here! Every Friday, beginning June 19, Kapuso viewers are in for a treat as the cast of top-rating GMA Afternoon Prime series Prima Donnas comes together for a special livestream dubbed as ‘Prima Donnas: Watch From Home’ on GMA Network’s official social media accounts. Prior to the suspension of tapings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, viewers were on the edge of their seats following the riveting and shocking plot twists in the fami...

By Julian Do Los Angeles — Los Angeles County is once more on track to undercount its residents in the census, losingfederal funding that could help provide essential services to its 10 million residents. The timing couldn’t be worse: Like the rest of the United States, the county is reeling from the pandemic, economic upheaval and social inequities — a triple threat that could take years to resolve. As of June 10, L.A. county’s census response rate was 57.4%, according to ...

California State Treasurer Fiona Ma graced the recent Filipino Food for the Community Program in Daly City for Father’s Day celebration to again pitch for the Census 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic plaguing people from all over. ”We all have to pivot to do digital outreach and recruit folks like me to be ambassadors to let folks know how important this is and also different outreach campaigns like today giving away food for the families,” Ma strongly urged. “It is very i...

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By Joseph Peter R. Gonzales In a recent online interview, Pia Wurtzbach admitted that at present, she has no communications with Bea Alonzo whom she worked with in the ABS-CBN teen drama series “K2BU” in 2002. For those who don’t know yet, both are products of Star Magic. Bea was with Batch 10 while Pia was with Batch 11. “Yes, we were together in ‘K2BU’ along with Shaina (Magdayao) and Angeline (Aguilar). Of course, I don’t get to talk to her these days because we’ve t...

By Macon Araneta Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto emphasized that textbooks are more urgent than transistor radios in blended learning.  He  called for a “1 book to 1 student” ratio in public schools, saying a complete set of textbooks at home is needed by children to keep up with on-line classes.  “Broadband learning does not cancel the need for books. On the contrary — it makes it imperative. It does not mean that because its via internet,  (there’s) no need for ...

By Macon Araneta Sen. Christopher "Bong" Go expressed gratitude to the King of Bahrain and his government for giving pardoned OFW a second chance at life like Roderick Aguinaldo . Aguinaldo returned to the country after being detained in Bahrain for four years. He  was convicted for the death of a Pakistani national in the Gulf kingdom. Go also reminded the OFW's children to love their parents who want nothing but the best for them.  The Senator  expressed his gratitude t...

By Daniel Llanto Apart from fake news, fake vitamins and medicines, even fake Facebook accounts, fake PWDs (persons with disabilities) also proliferated during the pandemic period. Two members of the House of Representatives on June 22 called for an immediate government crackdown on fake PWDs who use the 20 percent discount provided by law for their own selfish purposes during the global pandemic. Pseudo-PWDs reportedly use crutches or pretend to be blind or suffer f...

By Philip S. Chua, MD. The massive poverty in the Philippines, compounded by frequent natural  calamities, causes untold tragedy to the almost 110 million Filipinos, especially to the more than 3.5 million of them who are indigent members of society. As could be expected, medical care is absent, if not scarce, in many areas of the country. The Montero Medical Missions, founded by a renowned Fil-Am surgeon and medical leader, Dr. Juan M. Montero of Chesapeake, Virginia, ...

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