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Monthly Archives: April 2019

Chinese Hospital marked its 120th Anniversary with an annual gala at the San Francisco Design Center on Thursday, April 18, 2019, to celebrate 120 years of providing affordable quality care to the community. Dr. Jian Zhang (CEO, Chinese Hospital) and Mr. George Lew (President, Chinese Hospital Board of Trustees) opened the celebration evening by thanking the many supporters, sponsors, and staff in attendance. “Chinese Hospital is extremely proud to be celebrating our 12...

As I See It By ELPIDIO R. ESTIOKO During the month of April, a lot of activities are lined up for us to celebrate! Aside from the Easter Week/Holy Week which most of us Christians revere, almost everybody is anticipating to participate in the Easter Egg Hunt. The traditional way is hunting for the eggs in hidden places during Easter which have prizes inside them! Children love to hunt as many as they can because the more they find… the better, the more money they get! ...

Street Talk By GREG B. MACABENTA One of the most touching chapters in El Filibusterismo, Jose Rizal’s sequel to the Noli Me Tangere, was when Padre Florentino asked plaintively, “Where are the youth who will consecrate their golden hours, their illusions, and their enthusiasm to the welfare of their native land? Where are the youth who will generously pour out their blood to wash away so much shame, so much crime, so much abomination?” If I may add: “So much cowardic...

By Daniel Llanto i FilAm Star Correspondent Malacanang confirmed the existence of a matrix on a plot to oust President Duterte that tagged as plotters media groups Vera Files, Rappler and Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) and some members of the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL). Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said the public “has a right to know” about the “Oust-Duterte plot,” which they were supposed to release in the press briefing...

Macon Araneta i FilAm Star Correspondent The Philippine National Police (PNP) has boosted its intelligence information gathering after this week’s suicide bomb blasts in Sri Lanka that killed nearly 300 people, believed perpetrated by a local extremist group. "Of course number one, we beef up intelligence monitoring during these kinds of incidents,” said PNP chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde. He conceded the possibilities that the terrorists can move to other places anywher...

By Daniel Llanto i FilAm Star Correspondent The country’s historical claim to Sabah would be compromised if a government’s proposal to open a consulate in its capital city Kota Kinabalu comes through, said Foreign Affairs Sec. Teodoro Locsin Jr. who called the plan an act of “treason.” Locsin said this plan of some “jerks” in government would effectively recognize Malaysian sovereignty over Sabah, on which the Philippines has a longstanding claim. The plan was in fac...

By Corina Oliquino i FilAm Star Correspondent The Philippines has slipped a spot on the World Press Freedom Index of Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières, RSF), from 2018’s 133rd to 134th this year after scoring 43.91. The Paris-based watchdog has cited a string of legal cases and “online harassment campaigns against news website Rappler and its CEO Maria Ressa and President Rodrigo Duterte’s Government’s attacks against the press and their accompanying ...

By Beting Laygo Dolor i Contributing Editor One of the most influential leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines has warned his fellow priests and bishops to prepare for the worst. This, as President Rodrigo Duterte took a one-week break on his verbal attacks on the Church to which anywhere from 80 percent to 85 percent of all Filipinos belong. Archbishop Socrates Villegas, former head of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), said dur...

By Corina Oliquino i FilAm Star Correspondent Liberal Party president and Senator Francis Pangilinan has claimed President Rodrigo Duterte was using diversionary tactics and politicking in claiming senatoriable Mar Roxas as one of those to blame for the Mamasapano clash in 2015 to turn the public’s attention away from “the administration’s failures and its candidates’ track records.” This, after Duterte said in a campaign speech this week, “He (Roxas) wasted 44 lives fo...

By Macon Araneta i FilAm Star Correspondent A total of 2,890 Filipino nurses hoping to practice their profession in America took the U.S. licensure examination for the first time from January to March this year, the ACTS-OFW party-list group said recently. The total is up 46 percent versus the 1,988 Philippine-educated nurses who took America’s eligibility test or the NCLEX for the first time in the same three-month period in 2018, excluding repeaters, according to ACTS...

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