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Monthly Archives: April 2018

By Daniel Llanto | FilAm Star Correspondent No mention was made of any misdeed when two Duterte-appointed government officials resigned one after the other recently but for blabbing that he quit on principle, former Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say was exposed as corrupt by President Duterte while former National Youth Commission (NYC) Aiza Seguerra is under fire for wasting funds. Duterte warned Say to shut up or he would make public a sworn statement detailing Say’s...

By Corina Oliquino | FilAm Star Correspondent MANILA – According to the World Bank, the top remittance recipient is India with $69 billion, followed by China at $64 billion, and the Philippines at $33 billion or Php1.731 trillion. The World Bank said recently that remittances to low-and-middle-income countries have reached a combined US$466 billion in 2017, a spike of 8.5 percent since 2016. Philippine Statistics Authority figures revealed there are an estimated 2.2 ...

By William Casis | FilAm Star Correspondent Re-electionist Sen. Grace Poe is the current front runner in the 2019 senatorial elections if the senatorial elections will be conducted during the survey period, according to the Pulse Asia survey. Poe, who ran for president in the May 2016 elections, is ahead of the pack with 70.8 percent voters’ preference, followed by Sen. Cynthia Villar with 55.6 percent. The survey held from March 23 to 28, showed that the probable wi...

By Macon Araneta| FilAm Star Correspondent Malacañang called “fake news” reports which claimed that the Philippine government would expel ambassadors from European Union nations over the apparent meddling of some of their citizens in the country’s domestic affairs, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque stressed: “Absolutely no truth to this.” The European Parliament had earlier adopted a resolution calling on the Philippine government to immediately end its campaign aga...

DALY CITY – “Fashion with a Mission” was the theme for the annual fund-raising event of the Philippine Medical Society of Northern California (PMSNC). A special performance was given by comedian Rex Navarrete and a fashion show presented by humanitarian designer Gia Galicia. Designs by Amy Lai, Rolando Carlin, Adrine Karapetyan, Eva Mejl, Paul Gallo, and Coco Melody by Puey Quinones were also featured. Quoting Galicia: “Last May 2017, one of my models for the show, Mari...

San Mateo County Supervisor David J. Canepa with high school students in Daly City at an all-day training focused on CPR, defibrillators (AED), Heimlich maneuver and bleeding control

The Senior Peer Counseling program is offered by Peninsula Family Service in San Mateo County to adults age 55 and older. Volunteer counselors are trained older adults who share similar experience, values, wisdom and culture. Graduates have reported that they have learned a lot for themselves that they are able to relate not only to clients, but to their families and friends as well. Why volunteer? If you have an aging parent, relative, or friend and you wish to learn t...

SACRAMENTO — Mayors from California’s 11 largest cities lobbied at the state Capitol last April 11 for AB 3171, which would allocate $1.5 billion from the state budget to cities addressing the growing homelessness crisis in California. “Tens of thousands of people are living on the streets in California cities, creating a humanitarian and public safety crisis that shocks the conscience and diminishes cities’ economic vitality,” said Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, chai...

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