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Monthly Archives: May 2022

The Philippine Consulate in San Francisco joined the Philippine Medical Society of Northern California (PMSNC) in celebrating its 50th founding anniversary celebration through a Grand Gala and Inaugural Ball held at the Hilton Oakland Airport Hotel on 30 April 2022. Deputy Consul General (DCG) Raquel R. Solano and Consul Vanessa Bago- Llona of the Consulate attended the event, which was keynoted by California Attorney General (AG) Rob Bonta. AG Bonta, in his remarks, comme...

Prepare Now for the Increase in Energy Use Associated with Hot Weathe  OAKLAND, Calif.— Summer’s warm weather is coming, and Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) customers can benefit by participating in a variety of programs to prepare for the inevitable increase in air conditioning usage associated with hotter weather that typically drives up summer energy costs. To prepare eligible customers are encouraged to take advantage of income-qualified assistance progr...

Atty. Kevin Michael Benedicto takes his oath as the first Filipino American Police Commissioner of San Francisco, in a community ceremony at the Tahanan Supportive Housing Building in San Francisco’s SOMA Pilipinas Filipino Cultural Heritage District on 9 May 2022. (Al Perez photo) SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Philippine Consul General in San Francisco Neil Ferrer has welcomed the appointment of Atty. Kevin Michael Benedicto as...

There’s a new reason for DongYan fans to look forward to Saturday nights – the highly-anticipated on-screen comeback of Kapuso Primetime King and Queen Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera is finally happening via the comedy sitcom ‘Jose & Maria’s Bonggang Villa.’   GMA Network, in partnership with Agosto Dos Media and APT Entertainment, are all set to charm viewers with the story of Jose and Maria, their adventures and misadventures, and the hurdles they’ll go t...

05-13-2022 !!! Star Access of the Week !!!! Filam star newspaper Weekly Issue: 683 www.filamstar.com Star Access of the Week !! Happy Birthdays Celebration !!! FilamStar Welcome your event be featured here https://filamstar.com/star-access/ To get a chance to be on this week's issue on our Star Access column, please submit your pictures along with captions of your events such as parties/birthdays/announcements etc. To Email; [email protected] or gary_deguzman...

SAN JOSÉ, CA – San José Mayor Sam Liccardo released the following statement after Governor Newsom’s latest announcement of state Homekey awards, including $25.2 million for San José’s purchase of the Arena Hotel in downtown San José:    “In 2016, San José pioneered a new approach to housing our unhoused neighbors by buying and converting hotels and motels into dignified living accommodations for our most vulnerable residents. That model successfully moved thou...

Rev. Rhonda Thomas (L), executive director of Faith in Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ re-drawing of congressional district lines at the expense of African American Floridians and other ethnic communities may come back to haunt his bid this November for a second term. That’s the assessment of Rev. Rhonda Thomas, the first African American woman to head Faith in Florida, a multi-faith, multi-ethnic association of about 1,000 congregations whose mission is to help train people...

  NaFFAA mourns loss of Sec. Norman Mineta WASHINGTON DC -- The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) mourns the passing of Secretary Norman Mineta. He was the first Asian-American mayor of a major city and cabinet official in the United States. In 1971, Norman Mineta broke racial barriers by becoming the mayor in his hometown of San Jose during the time of the city's major population boom. He then later served as a 10-term congressman and...

The draft challenges privacy rights that extend beyond abortion By now, nearly everyone in America has heard the news that someone privy to the inner workings of the United States Supreme Court leaked a 98-page draft opinion by conservative Associate Justice Samuel Alito that spells almost certain doom for Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that legalized abortion in America. Nearly 50 years ago, the Court decided that the right to an abortion is a fundamental right protected by ...

  As part of the continuing education campaign on the story and legacy of Filipino veterans during World War II, the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco hosted a Military and Law Enforcement Night on April 28 on the sidelines of the “Remember Bataan: The 80th Anniversary of the Fall of Bataan” Memorial Exhibit at the Consulate’s Kalayaan Hall. During the event — which was attended by past and present members of the US Armed Forces and Law Enforcement,...

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