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Monthly Archives: November 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—PG&E Corporation today announced the contribution of $1 million in shareholder funds to launch the “California Climate Challenge,” a new corporate-giving initiative dedicated to helping communities prepare for, withstand, and recover from extreme events caused by climate change. Jumpstarting the challenge effort, organized by the Bay Area Council, is part of PG&E’s larger strategy to assist communities in confronting the consequences of climat...

By Elpidio Estioko WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As theThe Original Urdanetanians (TOU), an organization of members who claim their origin in the city of Urdaneta in Pangasinan based in Southern California, successfully sponsored its latest project which is the renewal of wedding vows to 10-couple-members, according to its association president Danny Calacsan. The project was very meaningful to President Calacsan because he feels that if they have couple-members who value their m...

DALY CITY, Calif, Nov 21, 2017 – This Thanksgiving, TFC’s flagship newscast, BA, will be showing an encore presentation of their one-hour documentary Beyond News: 15 Years of Balitang America. The first part of the one-hour documentary will be telecast on November 23, Thursday and part two will be shown on November 24, Friday, 6:45 P.M. Beyond News highlights the beginnings, the growth and the impact of BA in the last 15 years. BA Executive Producer Troy Espera says they a...

By Atty Crispin Caday Lozano When a person applies for a temporary visa to the United States, a person must actually have an intention to remain in the United States on a temporary basis and be limited by the rules of that visa. Similarly, when a person enters the United States on a particular temporary visa (or visa waiver), they must again represent that they truly only intend to remain in the United States on a temporary basis and will abide by the rules of the visa. ...

By Harvey I. Barkin SAN FRANCISCO – The Philippine Center (or officially, the Philippine Consulate General) recently held a thanksgiving and farewell party for Deputy Consul General Jaime Ramon Ascalon and his wife Cecile. The occasion marked the beginning of renovated consulate service offices and the beginning of life back in Manila for Deputy ConsGen. Ascalon and his family after his sixth year. Their sons, Jimbo and Andre are already in Manila. The 8-storey build...

By Jun Nucum While the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors is poised to vote on funding the projects for the homeless and vulnerable in the County, renters in San Jose fear that the rate of rent may increase by a very substantial amount in the next two years. As the supervisors cast their votes to approve using part of the sold bonds to build the first six projects, Supervisors Cindy Chavez and Dave Cortese will discuss the six housing projects expected to be funded...

By Corina Oliquino FilAm Star Correspondent According to Global Terrorism Index 2017, the Philippines ranks 12th globally in terms of terrorism’s impact due to an” increase in the number of fatalities and terrorist activity.” “The Philippines, China and Thailand have suffered the highest numbers of fatalities from terrorism since 2002, accounting for 85 per cent of the total deaths in the region,” the Index reported. Since 2002, the Philippines along with neighborin...

By William Casis | FilAm Star Correspondent No revolutionary government under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte will take hold since it does not have the support of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), said Sen. Panfilo Lacson last November 21. He said the military had expressed that it would not support, and “rightly so because who will support a revolutionary government which in the first place is not even found in the Constitution?” “And even t...

By Corina Oliquino | FilAm Star Correspondent According to a development report released by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), up to 90 percent of the 36 million people in Southeast Asia living below the poverty line are Filipinos and Indonesians. This was one of the findings from the report commissioned by the ASEAN, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and China. “An estimated 36 million people in the region still live below the internatio...

By Macon Araneta | FilAm Star Correspondent President Rodrigo Duterte warned he will fire public officials who go on trips without his permission. “A number of them are lined up to be fired. Those who went out of the country to waste the money without permission of the authorities, in this case, the President, they have to go. But I don’t make public my dismissals to spare them the humiliation,” he added. The President said he should have minimized corruption by the ...

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