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Monthly Archives: January 2022

Nearly a million teenage Californians remain unvaccinated against COVID-19, which puts their own health at risk and makes classrooms less safe. COVID is a deadly virus for the unvaccinated, and it’s unconscionable for teens to be blocked from the vaccine because a parent either refuses or cannot take their child to a vaccination site. The children of working parents should not be penalized because a parent has to work long hours or isn’t able to take paid time o...

GMA Network’s flagship international channel GMA Pinoy TV was honored by the 2021 Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards for its original programs that raised awareness about issues on Filipino migration, advocating for Filipinos overseas, and promoting a positive image of overseas Filipinos despite the constraints created by the pandemic. Winning the Television Journalism Award – Best TV Special was GMA Pinoy TV’s “Entrepinoy Abroad...

GMA Network further demonstrates the power of uniting Filipinos in love and hope as it keeps its stronghold in terms of nationwide viewership and reach for full year 2021. Further solidifying this dominance – and making it a double victory for the Kapuso Network – was GTV already being the second most-watched channel in the latter part of the year. Based on Nielsen Phils. TV Audience Measurement’s Total Philippines data for full year 2021 (from January 1 to December 31), GMA...

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation recognizes Kaiser Permanente Northern California for its efforts to reduce preventable medical harm OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 5, 2022 – Kaiser Permanente Northern California’s efforts to provide safe, reliable patient care while reducing preventable medical harm are being recognized by the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF), a global non-profit organization committed to achieving zero preventable patient harm and death. PSMF launche...

SAN FRANCISCO – Despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco rendered more than 43,800 consular services to Filipinos in the United States Pacific Northwest for full-year 2021. “Amid the numerous changes and adjustments in response to the raging pandemic, the Consulate exceeded its targets in 2021 and rendered 43,845 consular services to our kababayans in the US Pacific Northwest,” Philippine Consul Genera...

SAN FRANCISCO – Filipino American business communities from the Pacific Northwest participated in an investment and tax briefing webinar organized by the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco, the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Silicon Valley (PTICSV), and Dynamico Space last January 12. The webinar titled, “Investment and Tax Briefing: Investment Opportunities, Ease of Doing Business, and Comprehensive Tax Reform Program,” featured Raymond Abrea, co-cha...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom January 11 announced his plan for universal healthcare, which would extend coverage to the state’s 1.1 million undocumented residents. If approved, California would be the first state in the nation to provide universal health care. Speaking at the Clinica Sierra Vista’s Lamont Center in Kern County, an agricultural region which serves as home to roughly 70,000 undocumented people, Newsom laid out his plan for universal access throughout the st...

As redistricting ends in over half the country, the new maps in southern states – far from being “race blind”– have reduced or dismantled electoral opportunities for the region’s fast growing communities of color. The harsh diagnosis was shared by experts convened by Ethnic Media Services on January 14. Combined with a “tidal wave” of new voter restrictions, the “extreme racial gerrymandering” and “partisan gerrymandering” represent an unprecedented threat to participatory...

Although it is acknowledged all around that senior citizens are the most susceptible to Covid-19 infection, the World Health Organization (WHO) Philippines and the National Commission of Senior Citizens (NCSC) deplored that as of now only 28 percent of the 8.2 million seniors in the country have been vaccinated. In light of emerging variants of coronavirus disease, WHO Philippines and NCSC called on local government units (LGUs) to increase the rate of vaccination of senio...

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