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Monthly Archives: May 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) announced that his Resilient Homes Initiative, SB 254, cleared its first hurdle when it passed the Senate Insurance Committee yesterday. The Resilient Homes Initiative will enhance the California Earthquake Authority’s (CEA) existing claim-paying capacity by adding a new, lower cost alternative to reinsurance and other existing tools. CEA will in turn make annual payments in exchange for this new capacity, with...

The company celebrates in May with local and national partnerships, community events and an integrated marketing campaign. Success is a unique journey – often made possible by a supportive community. That’s why U.S. Bank spotlights community partnerships and celebrates influencers who have opened doors for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community this AAPI Heritage Month. The celebration comes to life through sharing stories, fostering a sense of community ...

Milpitas, CA – Mayor Rich Tran, this city, recognizes community leaders dubbed as Super Heroes for community service last Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the city’s Community Center during the Commissioners’ Recognition Lunch 2019. Among those recognized was FilAm Star columnist Elpidio R. Estioko, former chair and current commissioner of the Library & Education Advisory Commission (LEAC). Estioko received two awards, the first being The City of Milpitas Commissioner Servi...

By Beting Laygo Dolor i Contributing Editor The Philippine peso ended the workweek on April 26 weaker due to the growing demand for the US dollar. That high demand was fueled by US economic data showing a strong durable goods report. The peso closed at PHP 52.18 against the greenback, down from Thursday’s PHP 52.14:US$1. Despite the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives increasing political pressure on President Donald Trump following the release of the Muelle...

As I See It by ELPIDIO R. ESTIOKO When students graduate, they think that they are done! That’s not the case, the keynote speaker said, as she spoke during San Jose Job Corps’ graduation ceremonies held at the Gymnasium last Wednesday, April 25, 2019 at the Center’s 11-acre campus in San Jose. Now that you graduated, you need to create possibilities for yourself to succeed in life! This was the message of Ms. LaToya Fernandez, Founder of community-based YouthHype and...

Street Talk by GREG B. MACABENTA That’s like asking if fish want to get rid of water. The answer is a resounding NO. Public officials, from barangay tanods to the president of the Philippines and everyone else in-between, namely members of the Legislature, provincial and municipal/city officials, cabinet secretaries, civil servants, members of the military and the police, and the men and women in robes who guard the ramparts of our system of justice, could rid the co...

By Macon Araneta i FilAm Star Correspondent Conceding it’s impossible for the Hukpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) to win the 12 seats in the senatorial race, the party’s Campaign Manager and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte told their “weak candidates” to intensify their campaigning to advance their senatorial bid. “That’s Impossible!  In reality, 12  is  impossible! But we are hopeful to get the majority,” said Duterte. The Davao Mayor said she reminded their weak senatorial cand...

By Beting Laygo Dolor i Contributing Editor The entry of a third telecommunications company in the Philippine market took another step forward last week with the signing of a US$5.4 billion supply contract in Beijing, where President Rodrigo Duterte attended China’s “Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.” The Udenna Corporation and Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp., two companies owned by business magnate Dennis Uy, signed the pact with state-controlled Chin...

By Daniel Llanto i FilAm Star Correspondent Former police officer, Eduardo Acierto, who claimed while in hiding that President Duterte’s Chinese economic adviser Michael Yang is linked to the illegal drug trade, is wanted by Malacañang so that a PHP10-million reward for his arrest has been offered. Even Acierto’s coddlers and protectors, suspected of helping him elude capture despite a warrant issued by a Manila court for his alleged involvement in the importation of sh...

By William Casis i FilAm Star Correspondent A week after President Rodrigo Duterte issued an ultimatum to the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, protesters led by the EcoWaste Coalition trooped to the Canadian Embassy in Makati City to demand the immediate re-export of Canada’s overstaying wastes in the country to their origin. Unmindful of the scorching heat of the sun, the protesters wielded a big banner reading “Canada: Comply with the Basel Convention.  Ta...

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