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Monthly Archives: March 2017

It’s a new week and I would like to say “hello” to all my family, friends, avid readers, and followers. Welcome to Bahay Kubo, atbp. Since I always crave for Cajun seafood, I’ll be taking you to a Cajun & Creole style cooking restaurant in this week’s column, the Asian N Cajun, located in Natomas, Sacramento. Its location is right on the plaza and they have plenty of parking space. Asian N Cajun is a good alternative restaurant to restaurants like Boiling Crab without ...

Care Indeed recently held its first Team Building Event for the year at the Beat the Lock Live Escape Room in Santa Clara. An escape room is a live adventure game where participants are locked in a room and must work together to solve a series of puzzles in order to find the key to escape in the time allotted. The team was divided into three groups. The winning group consisted of the following: TJ Padilla, Accounting Manager, Lei Ancheta, Compliance Supervisor, Apryl Ryder, C...

SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2017 --- Filipino Arts and Cinema, International (FACINE) announces its call for entries for the 24th Annual Filipino International Cinema Festival to be held on October 20-22 at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. The FACINE festival is the longest-running festival in North America that showcases new works by Filipino filmmakers and media artists – from the Philippines and the Filipino diaspora. FACINE (filipino arts & cinema, international)...

Reports of scaled-down development raise crucial questions OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – In response to new reports that Uber is dramatically scaling back previously-announced plans for a new headquarters in downtown Oakland, The Greenlining Institute is asking the company to quickly clarify its plans and its commitments to Oakland. “For months, Oakland community leaders have been concerned about Uber’s impact in terms of gentrification and displacement, and have worried that t...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – State agencies, local and tribal governments, as well as certain private nonprofit organizations, which sustained damage during severe winter storms from Jan. 18 to Jan. 23, have until April 15, 2017, to submit Requests for Public Assistance (RPA). Submitting an RPA to the state is the first step in applying for funding under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance program. On March 16, 2017, the President approved a major...

By Macon Araneta | FilAm Star Correspondent Liberal Party (LP) President Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said the resolution, adopted by the European Parliament (EP) should serve as a reminder to the government that the international community is “closely monitoring” the Philippines. Pangilinan warned that the country’s political situation may affect the Philippines’ trade relations with the European Union (EU). He said billions of dollars worth of trade and investments ...

By Jun Nucum The first impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte was filed before the Philippine House of Representatives by Magdalo party-list Congressman Gary Alejano. He is a former rebel soldier with Sen. Antonio Trillanes III, a critic of Duterte in the Senate. The complaint cites culpable violation of the Constitution, bribery, betrayal of public trust, graft and corruption, and other high crimes as among the bases of impeachment. Filipino-America...

By William Casis FilAm Star Correspondent Unlike the United States and several European countries, President Rodrigo Duterte said the Philippines cannot legalize same-sex marriage. “There’s no gender, because you can be he or she... that’s their culture. That’s only for them,” said Duterte in his speech before the Filipino community in Myanmar, where he is on a two-day official visit. “That can’t be applied to us, we’re Catholics. And there is the Civil Code, which ...

By Macon Araneta | FilAm Star Correspondent About 47 members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and their allies were reported killed and wounded while five improvised explosive devices (IED) and components were seized during a three-day operation in Datu Salibo, Maguindanao, an official said in a statement last March 19. The offensive against the BIFF started March 13 and ended March 16, Western Mindanao Command spokesman Jo-ann Petinglay said. She sa...

By Daniel Llanto FilAm Star Correspondent The police officers accused of the summary killing of alleged drug lord Alberta, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. and a fellow inmate in prison have been arrested for murder and are now in jail. This is an indirect admission on the part of the Duterte administration that the war on drugs is open to abuse by rogue policemen. Placed under arrest after the Department of Justice (DoJ) found probable cause to file charges of murder ...

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