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Monthly Archives: August 2021

GMA Pinoy TV continues to bring Filipinos all over the world feel closer to home and closer together as the flagship GMA international channel treats fans to an exclusive chance to bond with the stars of new Kapuso shows through ‘Pinoy Abroad Fun Connect’ or ‘FunCon. ’A series of virtual events where fans can get to video chat with their favorite Kapuso artists and get to participate in games with them, GMA P...

SACRAMENTO – To encourage more people to get vaccinated, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has joined forces with the popular 626 Night Market to offer vaccinations at two locations including Santa Anita Park in Arcadia and OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa. Anyone who gets vaccinated at the events will receive incentive gifts. In addition, well- known social network personalities including AJ Rafael, Asian Boss Girl, Shu and Soy Ngu...

By Jenny Manrique, Ethnic Media Services California will hold a recall election against Governor Gavin Newsom on September 14, and if a majority votes to remove him from power, a new governor will be elected that same day from a certified list of 46 candidates. 24 Republicans, nine Democrats, two members of the Green Party, one libertarian and 10 without party pre...

"I'm sorry, I did not give you a win," posted  Sen. Manny Pacquiao on his Twitter Account on August 23 after his defeat by Cuban boxer Yordenis Ugas in their WBA welterweight title bout on Sunday. "I am proud to represent our country," said Pacquiao who declined to give a categorical  response when asked after the fight if he would run for President of the Philippines. Senators on August 23 called on  PhilHealth and hospital groups to reach a middle ground to straighten out disagreements on the payments of claims. Senators Grace Poe and  Christopher "Bong" Go appealed to PhilHealth to thoroughly discuss the issues on hand so not to affect Philhealth members especially in the pandemic. Philippine National Police Chief Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar launched two projects increasing police presence in social media and other online platforms in in a crackdown on fake news that keep proliferating online.   The first project is called Project E-Sumbong which created online platforms, specifically in social media, where complaints can be filed, and police assistance to un...

MANILA -- Opposition senator and former election lawyer Leila de Lima filed Senate Resolution number 855 to urge Congress to probe the Commission on Elections' (Comelec) awarding of the 2022 presidential election logistics contract to F2 Logistics Philippines, a firm largely controlled by Duterte campaign donor and Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy. "There is a need to avoid...

MANILA -- OCTA Research's Tugon ng Masa National Survey conducted from July 12 to July 18, 2021, and released last, August 23, showed more than half of Filipino adults or 53 percentare willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19 “if the vaccines available are safe and effective.” At least 16 percent said they don’t want to get vaccinated. In its latest report released this month, the Commission on Audit (COA) discovered low utilization of crisis funds, as well as numerous unnecessary and irregular expenditures by the Health department.  The Department of Health (DOH) was found to have spent PHP45.89 billion (US$917.8 million) last year with transactions lacking the required documents. Young businessmen and women who made their fortunes in social media but who have been remiss in paying their taxes were warned by the Bureau of Internal Revenue  (BIR) to settle their obligations, or else. BIR Commissioner Caesar Dulay said last week that they had been “receiving reports that certain social media influencers have not been paying their income tax despite earning huge income from different...

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