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Monthly Archives: March 2018

The 71st PAL Interclub golf tournament at Bacolod City celebrates PAL’s 4-Star rating with the Seniors tournament rolling off March 1-4 at the Bacolod Golf & Country Club and Negros Occidental Golf & Country Club. Photo shows personalities at the ceremonial tee off last Feb. 26 prior to the three-day practice rounds. They are (from left) Atty. Domingo Duerme, former Interclub tournament chairman; Genaro ‘Bong’ Velasquez, PAL senior asst. VP; Andy Montelibano, presiden...

SANTA CLARA – The Philippine Department of Tourism (DoT) sponsored a booth at the recent 8th annual Bay Area Travel & Adventure show at the Santa Clara Convention Center last February 17 to 18. The DoT spotlighted Bring Home a Friend to the Philippines and the 12th Ambassadors Tour of the Philippines. Bring Home a Friend was originally launched in 1994 and was revived in September last year. The promo encourages Filipinos who live outside the Philippines to invite f...

Clarifies Policy on Requirements for Third-Party Worksite H-1B Petitions WASHINGTON—The H-1B visa program generally allows a foreign employee to work for a specific sponsoring American employer. As is true in many employment situations, the location of work can change. USCIS has published a policy memorandum making clear that USCIS may request detailed documentation to ensure a legitimate employer-employee relationship is maintained while an employee is working at a third-pa...

Turnout shows growing concern about potential earthquake damage (SACRAMENTO) The Earthquake Brace + Bolt program (EBB), funded primarily by the California Earthquake Authority (CEA), closed its latest registration on Friday with more than 7,500 California homeowners applying for 2,000 retrofit grants. EBB helps lessen the potential for earthquake damage to qualifying older houses by granting up to $3,000 toward a seismic retrofit. “A record number of Californians signed u...

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has reached California’s 2020 renewable energy goal three years ahead of schedule, and now delivers nearly 80 percent of its electricity from greenhouse-gas (GHG) free resources. The company announced today that 33 percent of its electricity came from renewable resources including solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and small hydroelectric sources in 2017. Additionally, 78.8 percent of PG&E’s total electric...

By Harvey I. Barkin SAN JOSE – The Sound of Music and The King and I strike a strong chord with many older Filipinos. Probably because both movies tell the story of two governesses sent to tutor children in far away lands. A generation later, Filipinos who’ve seen both movies would actually see their children’s children ship out overseas to be teachers, nannies and caregivers. It’s also a pleasant surprise that the Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers’ & ...

By Joseph Bacani DAGUPAN CITY – After finishing second best for two consecutive years, Balon Dagupan finally clinched the crown as this year’s Region 1 Athletic Association (R1AA) champion after five grueling days of competitions in Alaminos City last February 10-15. This is the City’s first championship crown in the R1AA since the annual meet started, finishing the game with 72 gold, 53 silver, and 39 bronze medals. In 2016 the City placed second best over-all for t...

By William Casis | FilAm Star Correspondent The report, A Worldwide Threat Assessment, from the United States intelligence community saying President Rodrigo Duterte, a self-confessed dictator, is a threat to democracy is not surprising, said opposition Sen. Risa Hontiveros. “What does the Duterte government expect from the international community, accolades? “ she asked. But Philippine National Police Chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa downplayed the assessment...

By Corina Oliquino | FilAm Star Correspondent MANILA – The 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) report, released last February 22, showed that the Philippines got a score of 34, a one-point drop from its 2015 and 2016 rankings. According to the Index, the Philippines placed 111th out of 180 countries surveyed, aligning itself with Maldives and India as the most corrupt nations in the Asia Pacific region. “These countries score high for corruption and have fewer pr...

By Lara Climaco FilAm Star Correspondent The official tally places fatalities among schoolchildren vaccinated with Dengvaxia at 37 as of February 14, up from 29 at the end of January, with 1,710 adverse events thus far monitored by the Department of Health (DoH). But according to the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO), it has lined up at least 40 more autopsies after completing its 22nd last February 16. PAO chief Atty. Persida Acosta and the Agency’s forensic expert Dr...

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