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Monthly Archives: March 2018

By William Casis | FilAm Star Correspondent Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV questioned anew the validity of President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to withdraw as a state-party from the International Criminal Court (ICC) due to a plan to investigate him over extra-judicial killings, and insisted that the Rome Statute should be published in the Official Gazette. He said Executive Order (EO) 459, signed by former Fidel Ramos in January 1998, providing guidelines in the negotiation...

By Macon Araneta | FilAm Star Correspondent Opposition Sen. Leila de Lima raised concern over the government’s plan to convert Boracay island into a gambling haven following the administration’s approval of the development of casinos in the country’s island paradise. Sen. Nancy Binay questioned the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp’s (PAGCOR) release of provision al license to operate to a mega-casino in Boracay despite the planned closure of the island to give way t...

By Daniel Llanto | FilAm Star Correspondent Noting how politicians vie for a slot in the administration’s senatorial ticket for the 2019 mid-term election, Vice-president Leni Robredo threw brickbats at incumbent officials now going around the country as if on the campaign trail at the possible neglect of their duties. Robredo said it was still too early to be campaigning and thinking of next year’s polls, adding that incumbent government officials should all first do t...

By Macon Araneta | FilAm Star Correspondent Senators crossed partylines and signed a resolution expressing that the Senate’s absolute immunity for speeches delivered in the chamber must be “upheld and protected” at all times. “The Senate must thwart any attempt to diminish its members’ constitutionally guaranteed right to parliamentary immunity and privilege from arrest as it is only with the fullest liberty of speech that legislators can effectively discharge their man...

By William Casis | FilAm Star Correspondent Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III called the anti-political dynasty bill “unfair” to legitimate family members. He said the proposed measure prohibits a wife or anyone in the second degree of consanguinity to run for public office. However, he said mistresses and their relatives can run in an election. “Signing a committee report does not mean one is in favor. I signed dissenting,” further said Sotto, who along with ...

By Daniel Llanto | FilAm Star Correspondent Human rights groups Amnesty International (AI), New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) and all their local counterparts have come under attack by Malacañang for conspiring to de-stabilize the government through their continuing barrage at President Duterte’s anti-drugs war. Malacañang said the “vicious and non-stop” attacks made by human rights groups against Duterte’s war on illegal drugs form part of de-stabilization effort...

Happy 50th Birthday to Rosemarie Roque (seated in the middle) of Roseville who celebrated her special day with families and friends.

Happy Birthday to MJ Nerona, Clinical Nurse at Saint Helena Hospital in Vallejo and owner of MJ Salon in American Canyon

Care Indeed’s employees and guests recently got together to celebrate this milestone. Dee Bustos, Care Indeed’s CEO, said, “Thank you for all your support. We hope you’ll continue to be with us on the second year of our journey—the journey of creating a positive customer experience for everyone we meet and serve.”

Black and White dinner dance fundraiser March 17, 2018

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