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Monthly Archives: April 2021

“I Left My Heart in Sorsogon” lead actor Richard Yap confessed that he left his heart in two very special places. In a recent interview on GMA Pinoy TV’s digital exclusive “Quick Chat,” the Kapuso actor was asked, “If Heart Evangelista left her heart in Sorsogon, where did you leave yours?” He promptly answered Manila but then he mentioned another place. “I think dito na sa Manila. Because I'm really from Cebu pero I think nandito talaga ang puso ko sa Manila. Although ...

By Russell Carey Seven Fil-Am women from Grant Pass, Oregon were robbed of their valuables like passport, original requisition of Filipino citizen, car keys, personal belongings and chargers in Vallejo, on April 24, 2021. Thieves broke into their car, on passenger side at Seafood City parking lot at around 1:00 pm, while the women were in the store, for a stop-over on their long drive from Oregon to the Philippines Consulate in San Francisco, where they intended to rene...

MANILA -- Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Debold Sinas asked the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to support the National Police Clearance System (NPCS) and require national police clearances “for various transactions” in a bid to “gain broader information” on an individual in a March 10 letter. "In using the NPCS, the DOLE will have a much broader information as to the character of an individual because of its much larger scope, coverage, and database...

The Duterte Cabinet has been sending mixed signals about community pantries. Starting with one makeshift stall in Quezon City where ordinary citizens can receive or donate foodstuff such as vegetables, canned goods, instant noodles and the like, the movement has spread like wildfire throughout the country. For the poor and/or the unemployed, the community pantries are like manna from heaven. They became lifelines for thousands of families after the delayed release in th...

The highest Level 4 travel health notice has been issued by the US State Department urging American citizens not to travel to the Philippines at this time, citing health concerns due to Covid-19 as reason. US citizens were issued the same advisory on travel to Cambodia and Lao PDR, while a Level 2 status was given to Brunei Darussalam, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. In its updated travel advisory, the State Department also maintained its Level 4 warnin...

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) sent out eight ships of the Philippine Coast Guard and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to conduct for two weeks “maritime exercises” that the military said would simulate enforcement of maritime jurisdiction. According to Coast Guard spokesman Commodore Armand Balilo, the military exercise would be held right under the noses of China, concentrating on Kalayaan island group near the Whitsun Reef where ...

Film aficionados outside the Philippines will no longer be left behind as they get the chance to see “Dito at Doon” (“Here and There”) via the international premium video-on-demand service. Filipinos and cinephiles abroad can sit back and enjoy the must-watch movie of the year “Dito at Doon” (“Here and There”) through TBA Play starting on May 1. The most talked-about movie in the Philippines right now, “Dito at Doon” (“Here and There”) has been receiving rave reviews fr...

SAN FRANCISCO –  The GFN released The NorCal Kababayan Show which premiered online on April 27. The show will stream bi-weekly, every second and fourth Tuesday, at 8:00 PM on The GFN Channel’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GFNChannel . The NorCal Kababayan Show, a spin-off of the Facebook group with the same name, was created by Zabrina Cordova.  The Facebook page is a community group that embodies the cultural spirit and solidarity that unites the Filipino as ...

While many schools nationwide already opened their classrooms for in-person attendance, a brewing debate is still going on as to reopening and whether to vaccinate students before allowing them to go back to school. I think this is to ascertain the safety and well being of students and allay the fears of parents, teachers and school administrators before students go back to school. It is actually a positive move to consider before any decision is made to be prepared for an...

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