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Monthly Archives: April 2019

By William Casis i FilAm Star Correspondent ACTS-OFW Rep. Aniceto Bertiz III said Filipino sailors on foreign ocean-going vessels wired home a total of US$1.05 billion via the banking system from January to February this year, up 10.5 percent from US$956.15 million from the same two-month period in 2018 “We are cautiously optimistic about the future growth in the cash remittances from Filipino sailors, in light of assurances regarding their continued employability,” said ...

By Beting Laygo Dolor i Contributing Editor Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said that he is against political dynasties, but he himself belongs to one, after he chose to follow in his father’s footsteps and enter local politics. Two of his three adult children have also followed the same political path such that three generations of Dutertes have already been elected to public office. This qualifies the family as a budding dynasty, although its longevity remain...

This summer, GMA turns the heat up a notch as the Kapuso Network debuts its summer campaign showcasing its latest program offerings that will surely keep the viewers’ eyes glued to the screen. GMA recently launched the plug dubbed “Basta’t Ka-Summer Kita, Kapuso!”, which features the sizzling cast of new Kapuso dramas as their imagination takes them to a vibrant summer destination. The colorful sceneries were shot at the Inflatable Island in Subic, Zambales – the biggest f...

By Joseph Peter R. Gonzales According to Joshua Garcia, it’s just fine with him if perennial screen partner and rumoured steady Julia Barretto is paired with Gerald Anderson in a new Star Cinema potboiler which is currently being shot in Japan. “In all honesty, I’m proud of what Julia and I both achieve in our love team and individual career. It’s a huge blessing that we’re busy with projects. I’m truly happy with such developments,” he avers. Has he talked to Gerald...

Catholic Sunday Reflection by Rev. Fr. Tristan Jasper D. Laforteza Happy Easter! Once a non-Christian asked a devout Catholic why Christians come to Jerusalem to visit and pray before the empty tomb of Jesus. “It is because we find life and hope in the Risen Christ,” replied the Catholic. In facing life’s difficulties, we, Christians, are inspired to be strong, hopeful, and courageous since we follow faithfully the example of the Risen Christ —the apex of our Faith. The...

MILLBRAE – The Asian Pacific American Leadership Foundation in partnership with Energy Upgrade California® held a media roundtable event to raise awareness among the Asian Pacific Islander community on how to save energy in their everyday lives and reduce their energy costs. Speakers included Juslyn Manalo, Councilmember of Daly City, representatives for Asian Pacific American Leadership Foundation (APALF), Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) and Seth Jacobson...

Earth Day, celebrated annually since the first one in 1970, has become a global event of rededication to protection and preservation of our planet’s environment. Several events will herald Earth Day in the East Bay Regional Parks. One is at Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont, where “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” is the theme of a program from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, led by naturalist Dino Labiste. Lots of family fun is planned, includ...

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Street Talk BY GREG B. MACABENTA First, Malacañang spokesman Salvador Panelo described as “futile,” the recent complaint against Chinese President Xi Jingping filed by former Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales over China’s transgressions in the West Philippine Sea. Now, President Rodrigo Duterte has issued a blunt warning to his erstwhile friend to back off from Pagasa Island or else he will order “suicide missions” against...

As I See It BY ELPIDIO R. ESTIOKO In 2014, then President Benigno Aquino claimed, “The Philippines is no longer the “Sick Man of Asia”, as it is now a “viable destination for investments and tourists”. This was contained in an article written by Raul Dancel, published in The Straits Times on May 23, 2014. The Philippines has been called Asia’s “sick man”, which descriptor originally belonged to China in the 19th and early 20th century when the country has lagged behi...

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