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Monthly Archives: January 2021

Prepare to be spellbound by love as GMA Public Affairs proudly presents “My Fantastic Pag-ibig”—the binge-worthy romance-fantasy anthology airing Saturdays on GMA Life TV. “My Fantastic Pag-ibig” is a collection of light, funny, and feel-good love stories set in present times but infused with exciting and dynamic plots. Every story will have two episodes and will feature some of the country’s most promising love teams. Its maiden offering—“Love Wars”—features StarStruck...

By Jun Nucum The effort of the Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) to scrap the 1989 UP-DND Accord was strongly denounced by the UP Alumni Association of San Francisco in California, USA (UPAA-SF). In a statement, UPAA-SF said the accord signed by then UP President Jose  Abueva and then DND Sec. Fidel Ramos has since “served to protect academic freedom and expression, preserved the key freedoms of non-entry of state forces...

Daly City – At the Daly City Council meeting on January 25, 2021, the City Council unanimously voted to approve a two-year pilot program to provide mental health services during emergency calls through a partnership with the County of San Mateo’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) and some of the largest cities on the peninsula including San Mateo, South San Francisco and Redwood City. At this time, all partner agencies have voted to join the program. “Leading ...

 Try these Limited-Time Fan Favorites for FREE on McDelivery with DoorDash Next Week  (CHICAGO, IL; Jan. 25, 2021) – Good things come to those who ask politely, which is why McDonald’s Spicy Chicken McNuggets® and Mighty Hot Sauce will be returning to participating restaurants nationwide Feb. 1 for a limited time! For those that need a refresher: Spicy Chicken McNuggets: Breaded with a sizzling tempura coating made with both cayenne and chili peppers, Spicy Chicken McNu...

Covered California holds a briefing with Asian Americans Advancing Justice – LA to update Asian American media on the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccines, and encourage everyone to sign up for health care coverage before the Jan. 31 deadline. Nearly 1.6 million Californians have renewed their coverage or enrolled for the first time for 2021 coverage, which is nearly 200,000 higher than the same time period last year.  More than 312,000 of the 1.6 million members ...

By Philip S. Chua, MD. Bacteria react and develop resistance to drugs against them in order to survive. The Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDRTB) and the Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) are examples. Viruses, which are protein molecules mutate more efficiently to various strains to be more virulent to propagate themselves. The SARS-CoV2 virus of COVID-19 has mutated to various strains, two popular ones are the UK and the South African variants. Viral...

By Elpidio R. Estioko Just like the 911 spiel and television ad in response to emergency situations, US President Joe Biden assured the American people that the war against the dreaded COVID-19 is on and help is on the way! Immediately after his inauguration last January 20 as the 46th US president, Biden signed a dozen of “wartime” executive orders to combat the corona virus pandemic, which includes the setting up of mass-vaccination centers, the involvement of drugsto...

By Perry Diaz With a 21-gun salute, a color guard, marching band, and red carpet, ex-President Donald Trump bade good-bye to a handful of his followers at the tarmac of Joint Base Andrews at about 10 am on January 20, 2020.  Two hours later President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. took his oath of office at the Capitol.    But peaceful transition came with a big price!  We almost lost democracy when Trump incited insurrection on January 6, 2021.  A mob encouraged by Trump, attack...

By Greg B. Macabenta  Newly-minted President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris have to confront a major challenge early in their tenure.  In the wake of Donald Trump’s divisive four years in the White House,  Biden and Harris have to rebuild the trust of a large percentage of the American citizenry. In this regard, here’s a bit of trivia that I found in a news item online: “According to public opinion surveys...

By Atty. Chris Caday Lozano The Biden Administration submitted to congress its proposed bill on immigration reform that will give undocumented persons a Pathway to U.S. Citizenship.  Certain undocumented individuals who have paid their taxes and passed criminal background checks would be able to apply for temporary legal status in the U.S.  After 5 years, they would be able to apply for green cards. Dreamers, TPS holders and H-2A farm workers would be able to apply for gre...

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