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Monthly Archives: March 2018

By Elpidio Estioko Ten out of 28 applicants made it to the 2018-2019 The Global Urdanetanians (TGU) scholarship program, according to TGU President Yvonne San Juan-Sera. The Southern California-based non-profit organization president San Juan-Sera said the 10 new scholars will join 13 other scholars who are all enrolled in colleges and universities in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan, Philippines. Five years ago, their first scholar jointly sponsored by Pangasinan Brotherhood-...

In the biggest antitrust court battle in decades, the US government will seek to block the merger of AT&T and Time Warner to prevent the creation of a powerful new television behemoth. With opening arguments set for Wednesday, AT&T will be pointing to the new landscape in which media is increasingly domination by Big Tech giants like Netflix, Amazon and others. The Justice Department filed suit in November to block the planned $85 billion tie-up of AT&T, one...

SAN FRANCISCO – The United Pangasinanes of America, Inc. (UPAI) led by its President Mario Cendana-Panoringan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with its home Province of Pangasinan to establish a partnership to further advocate tourism and trade missions in Pangasinan. Ably representing Gov. Amado Espino, III was Provincial Administrator and lawyer Nimrod Camba, who expressed his gratitude to the UPAI on behalf of the provincial government, for initiating the all...

SAN FRANCISCO —The Exploratorium announces the opening of two new public spaces this month, resulting from collaborations with Bay Area learning institutions. The first project is a parklet in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco called Ciencia Pública: Agua, which will open to the public this spring. Ciencia Pública: Agua is a collaboration with the public K-8 Spanish immersion school Buena Vista Horace Mann, and will include a mural painted by students in the 8th grade...

By William Casis | FilAm Star Correspondent Rappler Malacañang beat reporter Pia Ranada, was barred by Presidential Security Group (PSG) from entering Malacañang Palace last February 20, the day after the Senate hearing on the frigates deal attended by Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go. Go, who was accused of intervening in the Philippine Navy’s PHP15.7-billion frigate deal, denied intervening in the acquisition of the two frigates by the Departme...

By Lara Climaco | FilAm Star Correspondent A long-term solution to the severe dengue risk faced by more than 830,000 Filipino schoolchildren is a booster vaccine designed to address the immune response induced by Dengvaxia, according to Dr. Scott Halstead, one of the world’s principal experts in the field of dengue medicine. “It’s something I’m going to try to push for and work on is to try to find a booster,” Halstead told the Senate blue ribbon and health and demograp...

By Macon Araneta | FilAm Star Correspondent Foreign Affairs Sec. Alan Peter Cayetano debunked the existence of a syndicate within his agency that turn OFWs into “milking cows” through the passport appointment slot. He stressed that it was “impossible” for OFWs to fall prey to any syndicate in getting a passport since they do not have to schedule an appointment. The OFWs, he said, are being afforded their own express lane at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). He...

By Daniel Llanto | FilAm Star Correspondent Calls for the resignation of Justice Sec. Vitaliano Aguirre II mounted after the Justice department dismissed drug charges against self-confessed drug trader Kerwin Espinosa and Peter Lim, reaching a crescendo following an announcement three days later of witness protection coverage for alleged pork barrel scam suspect Janet Napoles. Cause-oriented groups trooped to the Department of Justice (DoJ) to demand the resignation of ...

By Lara Climaco | FilAm Star Correspondent While lauding foreign direct investment (FDI) to the Philippines hitting an all-time-high of more than U.S. $10 billion in 2017, the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (AmCham) has warned of “a dark cloud on the horizon” with weakening new investments in manufacturing and information technology. “The Philippines has attained a level close to those fast-growing ASEAN economies have enjoyed for many years,” AmCham sa...

By Daniel Llanto | FilAm Star Correspondent Despite the official withdrawal of the Philippines, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sent word that its preliminary review of the alleged human rights violations committed under President Duterte’s war on illegal drugs would push through. The Philippines has officially submitted its letter of withdrawal from the treaty that established the ICC through the United Nations. The withdrawal takes effect a year after the recei...

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