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Monthly Archives: August 2020

Spicy Chicken McNuggets® and Mighty Hot Sauce hitting U.S. menus this fall, along with new McFlurry® flavor to help customers cool off (CHICAGO, IL; August 25, 2020) – We know spice is in the eye of the beholder…or in this case, the taste buds. One person’s taste-bud-singeing swelter is another’s “you call that spicy?” That’s why we’re excited to announce a pair of menu innovations arriving to U.S. restaurants this fall to please our spice-seeking customers: Spicy Chicken ...

By Atty. Chris Caday Lozano Good news for immigrant community!  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on August 25, 2020, Tuesday announced it would abandon plans to furlough more than 13,000 employees next week, temporarily averting a scenario that would have crippled the processing of applications for green cards, work permits, U.S. citizenship and other immigration benefits. In a message to employees obtained by CBS News, Deputy USCIS Director for Policy ...

Aug. 24, 2020 – Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese leaders from across the country are uniting to remind households that time is running out to be counted in the 2020 Census. Through the 2020 Census Asian Week of Action Aug. 24-30, the community leaders are urging everyone to respond now online at 2020census.gov, by phone, or by mail. The deadline to respond to be counted is Sept. 30, 2020. Three in 10 households have not yet responded to the census. Those...

By Elpidio R. Estioko This morning, while taking my breakfast, I saw a post in FB from one of my fraternity brothers from the University of the Philippines (UP-Diliman) with this: The University of the Philippines (UP) has been recognized as the best university in the Philippines by the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings, placing 65th in the 2020 rankings, which is a 30-point leap from last year’s 95th ranking. The post came from Ireneo “Jun” Gap...

By Philip S. Chua, MD. What is cancer? Cancer or a malignant tumor is a disease entity where the cells in the tissues of an organ (like the breast, lung, prostate, liver, brain, etc.) change into a new morphology with bizarre and aggressive invasive behavior. These malignant cells grow rapidly, replicate beyond control, transforming the normal anatomy of an organ to a giant unrecognizable, useless, part of the body. Example of this is neglected cancer of the thyroid whe...

By Atty. Chris Caday Lozano In another Trump Administration effort to reduce legal immigration, the USCIS updated its policy manual to make it harder for applicants to obtain work authorization. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has imposed new requirements on its officers for exercising discretion that will substantially increase time and expense for the agency and applicants. Applications for work authorization will be particularly impacted. On July...

By Perry Diaz Ever since Russia’s intervention in the Syrian Civil War began in September 2015, after an official request by the Syrian government for military aid against rebel groups, Russia has been deeply involved in providing air strikes against targets in northwestern Syria.  But by 2017, Russia began deploying troops to Syria permanently, which is pretty much in line with what Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement in October 2015 when he said:  “The milita...

By Bles Carmona-De La Rosa You can think of archangels as the overseer of guardian angels. They send us messages to help us with every aspect of our lives. Each religious and spiritual pathway has its own doctrine about the archangels. However, included here are 15 archangels based on Christian, Catholic, Jewish, Kabbalistic, and Islamic ancient spiritual scrolls, texts, practices, and beliefs. Ariel - Her name means “the lioness of God.” Call upon her to boost your c...

By Greg B. Macabenta I used to think that one was very old upon reaching 30. That was when I was 13. Now, I think that one has to be a hundred to be considered old. That’s because I have just turned 81. It’s remarkable how perspectives change with time. When I was a boy in Tacloban, we shook our heads in sympathy at women who had reached 30 and were still single. We described them as “last trip” - like the last bus to leave the city for the interior towns of Leyte. If y...

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