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Yearly Archives: 2019

By Joseph Peter R. Gonzales Screen hottie Marco Gumabao recently left his original management Star Magic to ink a contract with Viva Artist Agency and there is no sign that he regretted his decision. “For me, I see it as a good career decision,” he avers. “It’s like a fresh new start for me once again and I’m excited!” The appealing lad narrates that the transition was smooth. “Oh, yes! I’ve been with ABS-CBN for five years and admittedly, I owe them a lot. I ...

Hundreds of Kapuso abroad who came home for the holidays gathered in one special night as Asia’s Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista and Kapuso actress Andrea Torres successfully headlined “Awit Pasasalamat: A Tribute to Overseas Filipinos.” The show held last December 15 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater served as GMA Pinoy TV’s warm welcome to balikbayans and at the same time a send-off to Filipino workers who are flying out of the country. Christian filled...

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded more than $187.3 million to California for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure improvements. “These funds will be used for 183 local projects that will boost the economy while improving water systems,” said EPA Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator Mike Stoker. “EPA is committed to investing in local infrastructure that will benefit the communities we serve.” EPA awarded $187.3 milli...

The Coalition of Filipino American Chambers of Commerce (COFACC) will hold its first annual Franchising & Retail Trade Conference on February 15, 2019, kicking off at 9:00 am at the Cerritos Sheraton located at 12725 Center Court Drive South, Cerritos . The conference offers opportunities in business match-making, business referrals, special briefings and roundtable discussions, entrepreneurship training programs, and networking and business connections with participan...

The minimum wage within San Jose will rise to $15 per hour on January 1 – the culmination of an effort initiated more than three years ago to reach the minimum wage in cities throughout Santa Clara County at a rate faster than the rest of the State of California. In September 2015, Mayor Sam Liccardo launched an effort with fellow mayors in Santa Clara County and the Cities Association of Santa Clara County to raise the minimum wage across the region. As a result of these ...

Sacramento – Northern California CFC, the local arm of the nation’s largest and most successful workplace fundraising campaigns, is urging federal employees and federal retirees to support victims of recent wildfires by making a contribution or donating time to one of the nonprofit organizations providing aid. “Our hearts go out to our friends in neighbors in Northern California who have been affected by these recent disasters,” said June Moss, Chair of the Northern Califo...

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HDI Chairperson, Ryan Largo, visited Manny Pacquiao to give his full support at his Los Angeles home for his upcoming boxing event on Jan 19, 2019 in Las Vegas (Pacquiao vs. Broner). Thank you, Manny, for your hospitality and for welcoming Mr. Largo into your home.

The Dagupenos Charitable Foundation Intl., Inc.,held their final canvassing for the search for Mrs Dagupenos 2018-2019 last Sunday December 16 at Hilton Hotel South San Francisco Airport . Congratulations to the winners; Mrs Dagupenos Queen Mirabel Siapno Haley, First Princess Imelda Tachihara and Second Princess, Bheng Topacio. This is a fund raising to benefit the ongoing (4) four year Scholarship program to support potential high school graduates in the Philippines a...

As I See It By ELPIDIO R. ESTIOKO For my last two columns, I devoted on the question on why we really have to make a New Year’s resolution for the coming year 2019 despite breaking them anyway minutes after jumping on New Year’s Eve countdown (Year 2019: Do we really have to make a New Year’s Resolution? – Parts 1 & 2). This time, I would like to touch on superstitions or beliefs our forefathers handed to us for generations which we still adhere to or believe it ...

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