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Monthly Archives: June 2018

By Daniel Llanto | FilAm Star Correspondent Having confirmed reports that the Chinese Coast Guard often confiscate the catch of Filipino fishermen in Panatag or Scarborough Shoal, Malacanang called it “unacceptable” and demanded that China stop the practice immediately. This was a rare rebuff of China coming from the Duterte administration that has taken a friendly and non-confrontational stance towards Beijing on its territory-claiming activities in the West Philippine...

SAN FRANCISCO, June 5, 2018 – TFC nabs two awards at the 47th Annual Northern California EMMY® Awards held recently at the SF Jazz Center. TFC bested KTVU Fox 2, KRCB in Sonoma County, and Hawaii News Now (KGMB) when “Box City,” an original Balitang America documentary, won in the Public/ Current/ Community Affairs – Program/Special – English category. The documentary tells the story of homeless Filipinos, who built their small homes made of cardboard and plywood, living i...

As I See It by ELPIDIO R. ESTIOKO We were trained a week before the June 5, 2018 California Gubernatorial Primary Election. We picked up our election supplies in the warehouse. We coordinated with election officers and Register of Voters (ROV) specialists. We tracked down precinct inspectors. We checked Monday Election Eve Set-up. We walked up very early in the morning to be in the election precincts on Election Day. We checked voting precincts (I was assigned nine prec...

Street Talk by GREG B. MACABENTA Remember the classic retort of a mid-level government appointee of then newly-installed President Joseph “Erap” Estrada when asked why he was engaging in graft so early in the administration’s tenure? “Weather-weather lang iyan!” The term literally means “pana-panahon” in Tagalog which loosely means “It’s our time to take advantage of our power. After all, if not now, when? If not us, who?” Well, the Estrada government did not have...

PerryScope by PERRY DIAZ As the Trump-Kim summit looms, there is still a lot of things that could derail the long-awaited meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. Originally scheduled to be held on June12 in Singapore, Trump, in a fit of insecurity abruptly cancelled the meeting last May 25. In a letter to Kim Jong-un, he said he was “very much looking forward to being there with you. Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and ...

ATTY. CRISPIN CADAY LOZANO There are certain Permanent Residents who were sent to removal proceedings because of crimes, drug cases and immigration violations. If you are one of those, there is the relief of Cancellation of Removal to keep your status as Permanent Resident. Q. Who qualifies for Cancellation of Removal as Permanent Resident? A. The following are the requirements: 1. You have been a permanent resident for at least five (5) years; 2. Prior to serv...

Happy Retirement Pat Martel (right), Daly City Manager! Photo above shows former Daly City Manager Pat Martel all smiles while slicing her retirement cake with Commissioner Ray Satorre (middle), PBRC President, and Perla Ibarrientos (left), PBRC Chairman of the Board

Care Indeed owners Vanessa Valerio (left) and Dee Bustos (right) at the 2018 American Case Management Association (ACMA) Annual Conference. The event was held at The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, CA on May 29-30. Sessions included the following topics: understanding the parameters of case management and care continuum; tools necessary to speak mindfully in challenging situations; vulnerable population at risk for hospital readmissions; and improving health care teams’ effi...

Congratulations One Heart for Hope foundation on its 10th year Anniversary Benefit Gala Dinner last May 26, 2018, held at Double Tree Hotel in Santa Ana, California. Photo above shows the Achievement Award presented to Noel Galang (third from right) with (L-R) Janie Hale, Glenda Bonifacio Bule, Malou Cesicar Vales, Rosemarie Roque, Merlita Helms, Noel Galang, Bebe Cayetano Claudio and Beth Nolan Luna (photo by Jho Bule)

Vallejo Pista Sa Nayon is one of the largest FREE Filipino festivals in the Westcoast. GMA Kapuso artist Kris Bernal and Roco Nacino headlined the event held at Mare Island in Vallejo, California. Vallejo Pista Sa Nayon committees started the event led by Chairperson Norma Placido (photos by Roy Manalansan)

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