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Monthly Archives: November 2021

An estimated hundred vehicles participated in the second caravan for the Biyahe ni Leni campaign in San Francisco that saw a wider participation from Filipinos in the Bay Area.  More warm bodies came in support of the presidential and vice-presidential campaign of Vice-president Leni Robredo and Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, respectively, coming from Vallejo, Antioch, Oakland , San Jose , Santa Cruz , ...

Story and photo by R. Mascardo PALO ALTO -- Cal Bears defeated Stanford in the Big Game Saturday night, the Bears second straight road victory over the Cardinals. The Bears rolled up 636 yards, a Big Game record for either team. And definitely, a welcome win for the Bears. In anticipation of the likely expansion of face-to-face classes in more schools next year, the Senate Committee on Finance is pushing for an increase in the funding of the Department of Education (DepEd) and the State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) under the 2022 national budget. Sen. Sonny Angara, who heads the Committee on Finance, took note of the absence of any provision in the National Expenditure Prog...

Sen. Richard Gordon questioned the restrictions on the deployment abroad of just 5,000 Filipino nurses within the calendar year, stressing that it is a violation of the Constitution. “You   have   no   right   to   stop  somebody  seeking employment abroad even if there's a war," Gordon  told POE...

Five countries and the entire European Union (EU) condemned China Coast Guard ships' blockade and water cannon attack on Philippine resupply boats at the Ayungin Shoal. Apart from EU and the US, which denounced the Chinese action as “dangerous, provocative, and unjustified” and warned that an armed attack on Philippine vessels would invoke US mutual defense commitments, the other countries that cond...

By pleading with the International Criminal Court (ICC) to suspend its investigation into President Duterte’s bloody war on drugs, the Philippine government in effect recognizes its jurisdiction although it has withdrawn its ICC membership. This was how former senator Antonio Trillanes IV saw the ICC decision to suspend its investigation into suspected rights abuses committed under Duterte's "war on drugs" fo...

MANILA -- Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Sec. Eduardo Año on November 17 said mall security should not allow the entry of unvaccinated individuals to dine in. This following reports of dining establishments not strictly requiring patrons to present their COVID-19 vaccination cards.  "Mas maganda po sa entrance...

President Rodrigo Duterte dropped his most explosive bombshell yet when he virtually said last week that the presidential contender Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. was a cocaine user. This, after he earlier referred to the son and namesake of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos as being pro-communist, as well as a liar. During a speech on November 18, the President...

The US filed sex trafficking charges against President Rodrigo Duterte’s spiritual adviser, Pastor Apollo Quiboloy. Quiboloy is founder and leader of Davao-based church The Kingdom of Jesus Christ, The Name Above Every Name (KOJC), which has a claimed membership of five million, who vote as a bloc. He is accused of coercing minors to have sex with him or face “ete...

Daly City, CA – At the City Council meeting on Monday, November 22, 2021, the City Council unanimously proclaimed November 27, 2021 as Small Business Saturday in Daly City. The City supports  local businesses that create jobs, boost the local economy, and preserve communities. The  overwhelming majority of businesses in Daly City are classified as small businesses, the majority of  which are minority owned. Advocacy groups, as well as public and private ...

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