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Yearly Archives: 2018

By Gus Mercado The Christmas holiday seems, universally, to be a time of renewal, goodwill, of hope and magic, regardless of race, nationality or religion. The universal tale of a humble family facing great hardships during the birth of a child is complete with miracles, wise kings, evil forces, and lowly shepherds. Marking the beginning of one of the world’s major religions, the birth of Christ became a turning point in the history of the world. Throughout the history of ...

By Joseph Peter R. Gonzales Undeniably, it’s Jericho Rosales’ season. Asia’s Prince of Dramas is on a career high at present with the success of his currently airing ABS-CBN soap opera titled, “Halik.” Echo has starred in a number of hit tele-seryes in the past like, “The Legal Wife”, “Forevermore”, “Pangako sa ‘Yo”, “Sana’y Wala Nang Wakas”, “Carlo J. Caparas’ Ang Panday”, “Bridges of Love”, “I Love Betty La Fea”, “Green Rose” and “Dahil May Isang Ikaw.” “Halik” is no ...

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, – As the TV and film industries become more globalized, production has also become peripatetic, travelling place to place, claimed Variety a couple of years back. In the recent years, the world has seen either the massive upgrades or rise of new studios and soundstages that offer state-of-the-art technology, enticing the world of creatives to look into other neighbors’ backyards for options, even as they continue to explore and maximize local opportunitie...

GMA Network proudly presents an extraordinary holiday offering to its loyal Kapuso viewers via its Christmas spectacle entitled ‘Ipadama ang Puso ng Pasko: The GMA Christmas Special.’ Showcasing a glamorous assembly of GMA’s constellation of stars in one stage, the TV extravaganza will define the real meaning of Christmas with loads of superior entertainment and fun performances. Join Jennylyn Mercado, Lovi Poe, Solenn Heussaff, Tom Rodriguez and Alden Richards in a...

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the congressionally mandated H-2B cap for the first half of fiscal year (FY) 2019. Dec. 6, 2018, was the final receipt date for new cap-subject H-2B worker petitions requesting an employment start date before April 1, 2019. USCIS will reject new cap-subject H-2B petitions received after Dec. 6 that request an employment start date before April 1, 2019. On Dec. 6, the number of beneficiaries USCIS h...

NAPA, Calif., – The City of Napa and the Napa Tourism Improvement District (TID) today announced the second annual Napa Lighted Art Festival taking place Jan. 12-20, 2019, in downtown Napa, the Oxbow District and other places within city limits. The free, open-air illuminating art festival will light up the streets, buildings and night sky with stunning animated artwork projected at approximately 16 locations after dark. Artwork displayed at this year’s event will include ...

SACRAMENTO — Covered California announced an extension of the first major deadline to have health insurance starting January 1 in response to a surge of interest in enrollment and to ensure consumers have ample time to enroll amid news reports of a legal ruling on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The announcement comes on the final day of the federal open enrollment period, and hours after a Texas United States Court District Court Judge declared the Affordable Care Act unco...

DALY CITY, Calif., --- The desire to spread holiday cheer is a universal sentiment for people of goodwill. Gifts of Love Online Holiday Celebration allows people from around the world to be part of a gift-giving experience to benefit disadvantaged children in the Philippines. ABS-CBN Foundation International Managing Director Jerry Bennett explains that “There are many needy children back home in the Philippines and we all know that we can’t help everyone, but we can help som...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) mourns the passing of a dedicated Filipino American leader and one of our very own founding members, Merit Salud, on December 17. NaFFAA leaders issued the following statements on his passing: Brendan Flores, National Chairman: “Today marks an immense loss to NaFFAA and to the Filipino American community at large. Emerito ‘Merit’ Salud was a champion with the noblest of purpose — the pur...

A Negros doctor who practiced at Canlaon Hospital, in Guihulngan town of Central Visayas was gunned down last November 20. He is the ninth doctor under the Duterte administration to be killed within the last two years. Last November 10th-14th, a medical-surgical mission participated in Northern Samar, co-organized by the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) and Kabataan Alliance. Composed of nurses, medical and pharmacy technicians, medical scribes, health s...

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