San Francisco, California – The San Francisco based United Pangasinanes of America, Inc. led by President Mario C. Panoringan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Dagupan City for the establishment of partnership between the two parties that aims to further advocate tourism and trade missions. Dagupan City Mayor Belen Fernandez expressed her gratitude to the association on behalf of the city government for initiating the partnership. “To our dear kabaleyans (townmate...

District 5 Supervisor David Canepa led a ribbon-cutting ceremony last March 31 to start the second year of District 5 Together, a cultural and resource fair. This year’s theme is: A world united. San Mateo city officials, businessmen and volunteers all contributed to the event’s success. It was the first time awards were given to District 5 officials, student and business. Honored were Citizens of the year: Daly City’s Sal Torres, Broadmoor Village’s Robert Brizue...

Photo above are the Officers and Board of Directors. (Seated L-R) Edwina Aniag-Treasurer, Cristina Osmena-Internal Vice President, Jojo Peralta, President, Charito Benipayo-External Vice President and Lorna Dietz-Executive Secretary. (Standing L-R) Rudy Ascersion, Jossie Alegre, Esther Chavez, Troy Espera, Atty. Rodel Rodis and Gary De Guzman

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—As part of its effort to reduce wildfire risks, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) customers in some areas will see increased work to prune or remove trees, as well as reduce vegetation and brush near and under PG&E power lines. This work is being done to enhance fire safety, as a precautionary measure intended to reduce the risk of wildfires and to comply with new state regulations in high fire-threat areas. New fire-safety regulations, ...

By Harvey I. Barkin SAN FRANCISCO – The Philippine Consulate General recently announced the launching of the 12th Ambassador’s Tour set for July 9–15 with Manila, Cebu and Bohol as this year’s destinations. To fully appreciate the Ambassador’s Tour, you should first experience a multi-city tour in Europe. Do you remember being herded like cattle into mini-buses and being prodded for “wee-wee” breaks like dogs? Can you recall or even pronounce the cities that whizzed ...

Black and White dinner dance fundraiser March 17, 2018

By Elpidio Estioko Ten out of 28 applicants made it to the 2018-2019 The Global Urdanetanians (TGU) scholarship program, according to TGU President Yvonne San Juan-Sera. The Southern California-based non-profit organization president San Juan-Sera said the 10 new scholars will join 13 other scholars who are all enrolled in colleges and universities in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan, Philippines. Five years ago, their first scholar jointly sponsored by Pangasinan Brotherhood-...

SAN FRANCISCO – The United Pangasinanes of America, Inc. (UPAI) led by its President Mario Cendana-Panoringan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with its home Province of Pangasinan to establish a partnership to further advocate tourism and trade missions in Pangasinan. Ably representing Gov. Amado Espino, III was Provincial Administrator and lawyer Nimrod Camba, who expressed his gratitude to the UPAI on behalf of the provincial government, for initiating the all...

SAN FRANCISCO —The Exploratorium announces the opening of two new public spaces this month, resulting from collaborations with Bay Area learning institutions. The first project is a parklet in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco called Ciencia Pública: Agua, which will open to the public this spring. Ciencia Pública: Agua is a collaboration with the public K-8 Spanish immersion school Buena Vista Horace Mann, and will include a mural painted by students in the 8th grade...

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that it has provided the California Fire Foundation (CFF) with $1 million for a grant program that will help firefighters throughout the state prepare for and prevent climate change-driven disasters by providing funding for programs such as fire-retardant roof incentives, land-use planning, community education and grass clearing. “As California deals with the impacts of climate change, PG&E...