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Monthly Archives: November 2021

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO CITY, CALIFORNIA, USA – Philippine Consul General in San Francisco Neil Frank R. Ferrer joined the Fil-Am Lions Club of San Francisco, the first Lions Club of Filipino ancestry in the United States, in their milestone 50th anniversary banquet and ball at the Elks Lodge in South San Francisco on 19 November 2021. In his remarks during the celebration, Consul General Ferrer acknowledged...

First, the Skyway Stage 3, which was conceived in late 2020. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said “this is an attestation of the efficiency, reliability, and sustainability of the BBB Program.” Then we have the LRT-2 East Extension Project which was approved by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board way back in 2012, and was initially expected to be finished by the first quarter of 2018 under...

A cardiologist friend of mine in Indiana, who had referred countless patients for open-heart surgery to me in the 80s and 90s, had a freak accident at home that broke his neck (like actor Christopher “Superman” Reeves, who fell from a horse), which left him quadriplegic, unable to breathe on his own, with total paralysis of his arms and legs. Connected to a ventilator, he lived for about 10 years. He retained a mind that was brilliant and clear as ever t...

For the benefit of those unfamiliar with this American colloquialism, SNAFU is an acronym coined by the US Marine Corps during WWII. It stands for SITUATION NORMAL, ALL FUCKED-UP. That’s my impression of the next Philippine presidential elections set for May 2022. As a backgrounder for the millennials who could be voting for a president for the first time, the Mal...

AT THE VIRTUAL SUMMIT between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping last November 15, the two world leaders got themselves embroiled in some delicate matters.  Xi told Biden that U.S. support for Taiwanese independence would be dangerous.  “Taiwanese authorities have repeatedly tried to ‘rely on the U.S. for independence’,” Xi was quoted as saying by the state agency Xinhua.  “Some people in the U.S. intend to ‘use Taiw...

It is possible that a creditor could obtain a court order to garnish your wages.  In other words, they can take money right out of your paycheck to pay your debts.  In some cases, wage garnishments may take more than half of your paycheck. Wage garnishment is a drastic step, often used by creditors that have no claim to any of your property. Without any property or collateral to back up your credit ...

By Ryan Tejero Elk Grove, CA, USA. The University of the Philippines Alumni Association (UPAA) hailed the UPAA in America (UPAAA), Inc. as its 2021 Distinguished Service Awardee for an Alumni Chapter. This award is bestowed in recognition of a UPAA Chapter anywhere in the world for its exemplary leadership, outstanding achievements and exceptional contributions to the university and the community that it...

3-year Pilot Program Augments UCSF’s Anchor Institution Initiative to Address Health Equity through Community Economic Support  UCSF has created its first community investment pilot program, with a $5 million investment for four Bay Area financial intermediary partners to provide housing assistance, employment and small business loans to community members and minority-owned local businesses in San Franci...

Every person in the country 5 years old and older is now eligible to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Parents and caregivers face decisions about protecting their children from COVID-19 and have questions about vaccines. Read on for answers to questions that families have about making a COVID vaccination decision for their children. Are the vac...

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