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Monthly Archives: November 2019

By Joseph Peter R. Gonzales James Reid admits he almost quit show business a lot of times in the past. “That’s true!” he says. “Most of the time was before Nadine and I got together. That stage was probably the height of my depression. If you’ll remember, I received lots of bashing from the fans then because reports circulated that I was allegedly seen partying with different girls. Of course, the JaDine followers didn’t like it.” What was he thinking then? “I con...

SAN FRANCISCO – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will provide special allowances to help immigrants affected by the ongoing California wildfires. Anyone who was evacuated or who lost a home as a result of the wildfires, and had an appointment with USCIS, can reschedule by calling the Contact Center at 800-375-5283 or by writing to USCIS, 630 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94111. Appointments will be rescheduled automatically for those who are unable to appear d...

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) restored power to essentially all customers impacted by Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events that started on October 26 and October 29. Approximately 1,400 customers who were impacted by the PSPS events remain out of power until recently. Approximately 363,600 customers have been restored. Approximately, 800 customers are in locations where wind-related damage to the electric infrastructure will still requ...

OAKLAND – Kaiser Permanente Northern California is being lauded for achieving the highest possible rating in the state for behavioral and mental health care and overall quality of medical care in the annual Health Care Quality Report Card from California’s Office of the Patient Advocate (OPA). Kaiser Permanente Southern California also received 5 stars for overall clinical effectiveness in behavioral and mental health care and overall quality of care. For the 12th consecut...

By Dr. Ces Noble The Philippines has one of the highest literacy rates in the world. Education ranks high as a priority among Filipino families. The Philippine government also has plenty of programs for young people. But sadly, there is NO CAMPUS LAW ENFORCEMENT program in the Philippine public safety system. Schools rely on a security guard system and would only call on the police after problems or crimes have transpired. Until recently, missing students were reported ...

Street Talk by GREG B. MACABENTA Quid pro quo is the phrase of the month in US politics and it could be the key to the impeachment of President Donald Trump. The Latin phrase means “something for something” and that is what Trump has been accused of trying to arrange with the new president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky. That something for something — that quid pro quo — has been characterized as unconstitutional and even criminal and thus sufficient ground for impea...

Story by Sam Tolosa Photo by R. Mascardo OAKLAND -- After a long road trip that took them from Minnesota to Houston with stops in Indianapolis, London and Green Bay in between, the Raiders are finally back at the Coliseum. Derek Carr threw a 9-yard pass to rookie Hunter Renfrow with 2:04 remaining and Karl Joseph broke up a fourth down pass in the end zone with four seconds left to give the Raiders a 31-24 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. The Raiders di...

By Macon Araneta FilAm Star Correspondent Following the Commission On Population (PopCom) report that an average of 530 teenage girls get pregnant daily and in 2017, the figure went as high as 574 per day, Senators Sonny Angara and Win Gatchalian will file separate resolutions for a Senate inquiry into the rising incidence of child and teenage pregnancies. Angara and Gatchalian cited the  need for the government to act hastily against  this situation, which the POPCOM ...

By Beting Laygo Dolor Contributing Editor President Rodrigo Duterte’s personal pastor and biggest financial supporter, Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, claims to have the power to stop and start earthquakes, among his many extraordinary abilities. Following a series of devastating quakes that shocked Mindanao in the last couple of weeks, Quiboloy told media that he commanded that tremors to stop. During his TV show last week, he said, “I said ‘earthquake stop!’ And it stoppe...

By Daniel Llanto FilAm Star Correspondent Two separate US agencies found the Philippines unqualified to receive grants set aside for developing countries from the Millennium Challenge Corp. (MCC) while the first so-called Global Health Security index placed the Philippines at the tail-end of countries listed as unprepared for epidemics or pandemics. The US aid agency MCC said the Philippines failed in 8 of 20 criteria to avail of its assistance, including issues on cor...

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