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Monthly Archives: June 2018

PerryScope By Perry Diaz Last April 6, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he’s implementing a “Zero Tolerance Policy” (ZTP) for immigrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. He then directed federal prosecutors in the region of the new policy, directing them to make prosecuting criminal immigration offenses a priority. Sessions defended the ZTP by citing the Bible. Specifically, he referred to Romans 13:1-7, which is one of the most misunderstood –...

By Paula Yamat (Photos by Jho Bule) Nearly 1 million people from different parts of the nation and the world gathered to celebrate Generation of Strengths last June 24. The parade started at 10:30AM with the same route as in June last year from Market Street along Beagle Street and ending at Eight Street. Pride Parade was a strong showing of the LGBTQ community’s clamor for equality, love, legal rights and its views on immigration reform and other political issues th...

By Macon Araneta | FilAm Star Correspondent The country’s flag carrier, Philippine Airlines (PAL) said it will enhance security measures for its U.S.-bound flights from Manila to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu and Guam and from Vancouver to New York (JFK) by screening powder-like substances at a continuously random basis. PAL said the move is in compliance with the regulatory requirements of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for all flights from the last po...

By William Casis | FilAm Star Correspondent The proposal to have 10-year-old students undergo mandatory drug testing would be illegal, said the Department of Education (DepEd). Reacting to the proposal from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the DepEd said such a move would require amending the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, which authorizes drug testing only for secondary and tertiary level students. “We’re not yet convinced that (drug testin...

By Corina Oliquino | FilAm Star Correspondent MANILA -- Special Assistant to the President Christopher ‘Bong’ Go has dismissed as “nothing unusual” the second landing of a Chinese military plane in Davao, adding that those who were highlighting the landing were merely sowing intrigue last June 24. Go said the aircraft was “received, processed and cleared by relevant Philippine agencies and was allowed out of courtesy.” “I think pangalawa na ito na nag re-fuel sa Dava...

By Daniel LLanto FilAm Star Correspondent The number of implicated Cabinet officials under the previous Aquino administration grew as former Transportation Sec. Joseph Emilio Abaya was indicted for graft along with 16 others in connection with alleged irregularities in the awarding of the PHP 4.25-billion contract for the upkeep and maintenance of the Metro Rail Transit 3. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales ordered the filing of graft charges against Abaya and company a...

By Daniel LLanto FilAm Star Correspondent Some senators questioned President Duterte’s plan to declare Boracay under agrarian reform when the world-famous tourist destination has hardly any agricultural land at an inquiry. In rejecting the plan, Sen. Cynthia Villar, chair of the Senate committee on environment and natural resources, said Duterte’s declaration placing Boracay under agrarian reform “is not feasible, it scares long-time residents and discourages investors...

By Macon Araneta | FilAm Star Correspondent Sen. Bam Aquino filed a resolution seeking to investigate the government’s policy against loitering and the death of 25-year old Genesis “Tisoy” Argoncillo, who died in the custody of the Quezon City Police District four days after he was arrested. “There were many irreconcilable details but for me, Tisoy should not have died,” said Aquino who filed Senate Resolution No. 772. In his resolution, Aquino called the campaign ag...

The San Francisco based United Pangasinanes of America Incorporated is all set for it’s 2018-20 Miss Pangasinan Talent & Beauty Pageant, with the first phase scheduled on Sunday, July 1 for the Candidates Presentation & Talent Competition Luncheon, at the Best Western Grosvenor Hotel in South San Francisco. This was announced jointly by Executive Committee Chairman Fred Almeron and Search Committee Chair Marita Padilla, during the recently concluded Meet & Gree...

San Jose, CA - Rev. Fr. Anthony Uytingco last Saturday, June 16, 2018 officiated the wedding of Rose Anne Joy Ventura Estioko to Jonathan Carino Rasay at St. Christopher Church in San Jose, CA in a ceremony attended by families and close friends. Rose is the daughter of FilAm Star columnist Elpidio R. Estioko and Delia Estioko while Jonathan is the son of Ghil and Rowena Hilario/Sixto Rasay with grandparents of the groom Mr. and Mrs. Eulalio Rasay from Delano, CA. In hi...

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