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Monthly Archives: October 2020

By Daniel Llanto Starting November 1, tourists and travelers from the Philippines can fly anywhere in the world as long as they show a round-trip ticket for those going on a tourist visa and sign a declaration with their airlines acknowledging the risks of international travel during a pandemic. The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said it would lift the antigen test requirement for travelers leaving the Philippines and implement the latest ruling of the Inter-Agency Task For...

WASHINGTON – Today, AARP released new findings from recent national surveys exploring the key priorities and concerns of Asian American voters age 50 and older. Results from the 2020 Asian American Voter Survey (AAVS), conducted by AAPI Data on behalf of AARP, APIAVote and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC, show that 93% of Asian Americans 50-plus view health care as important heading into the election, making it the top most important issue. Jobs and the economy...

Kapuso star and Queen of Creative Collaborations Heart Evangelista is set to release a musical treat for her fans via her pre-recorded single "Breathe You." Heart shared that it was in 2005 that she first embraced her freedom and described the feeling through a song. Now, 15 years later, she is all set to share her music again to the Filipino audience. Under a distribution deal with GMA Music, “Breathe You” will be made available for everyone to listen to for the ve...

By Atty. Chris Caday Lozano It is important to know how USCIS determines a marriage to be fraudulent and what is the required evidence to reach that determination.  If the USCIS determines a marriage to be fraudulent under INA Sec. 204(c) no future petition will be approved for the alien involved.   A good point of reference is the case decided by BIA on August 23, 2019. In the BIA case Matter of P. SINGH, the board issued a ruling about the evidence required to deny a ...

By Philip S. Chua, MD.  You can actually perform CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) on yourself, when your heart falters (giving you a most uncomfortable panicky feeling, irregular rhythm, with or without chest pains, and a sensation of impending doom), anywhere you are, especially when you are driving, and save a life (your own) and prevent a crash that might kill other people too. The physiologic mechanics: The heart is in between the left and right lungs, the verte...

By Greg B. Macabenta Two shocking attacks on American soil - the  Al Qaeda 9/11 attack in New York and on the Pentagon in 2001 and the Japanese Tora Tora attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7,  1941 - resulted in a  combined death toll of 5,380. Add to that the US fatalities of 58,220 in Vietnam, 36,574 Americans killed  in the Korean War and 41,592 dead or missing in the war in the Pacific and in Southeast Asia and that would total 141,766 deaths. The confirmed number of d...

HAYWARD -- With the city of Hayward lagging behind its neighbors, particularly in terms of economic growth, the City Council needs an urgent overhaul, council candidate Attorney Crispin Lozano told residents in a candidates’ forum last Oct. 21. The forum was sponsored by Hayward Collective, Hayward NAACP Youth & College Division, and Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA) Hayward/South County Chapter. Lozano, a Filipino American who has lived in the city...

By Elpidio R. Estioko This is the last week of the historic November 3, 2020 presidential election! Both presidential candidates, GOP US President Donald Trump and former Vice President Democrat Joe Biden, are making their cases the last minute. They are moving heaven and earth to win undecided voters, considering that over 71 million voters have already cast their votes, about half of the 2016 votes, either via absentee voting/vote-by-mail or in-person early voting. Th...

By Jun Nucum Weeks before the election, top Bay Area Filipino American elected officials lent their powerful voices in support of a measure that will effectively repeal Prop 209 that was voted in the ballot by Californians in 1996. Leading the proponents of the Prop 16 measure is 18th Assembly District of California representative Rob Bonta, the first Filipino American elected to the State Assembly who claims that Prop 16 will reverse a historical wrong “for us to face ...

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