Month: June 2023

AMERICA IN MY HEART: Governors of California and Pangasinan: Miles apart but their fate are entwined

SAN FRANCISCO – There are two able governors who I know, respect and admire. They are California Governor Gavin Christopher M. Newsom and the governor of my home province Pangasinan, Ramon V. Guico III. The two governors are both young (Newsom…

Offline: His worst choices

A president’s Cabinet is seen as an expression of the kind of person he or she is, specifically the kind of leader. Good presidents are able to recruit good executives, with room for the occasional bad egg or two. With…

Sen. Hontiveros rues Marcos Jr’s silence on alleged ‘sins’ during father’s rule

By Jun Nucum BERKELEY, California — The lone female minority member of the Philippine Senate has admitted that the  Philippine President seemed not to have the ferocity for politics of his father “and not an alleged mass murderer like the…

3 gang leaders convicted over Percy Lapid slay; Abalos hails ruling

QUEZON CITY – Interior Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. lauded the conviction of the three inmates who served as accessories to the murder of broadcaster Percival Mabasa, also known as Percy Lapid, up to eight years of imprisonment. Abalos commended the efforts…

Upside: Inspiring volunteers everywhere

FORMER Philippines Vice President Leni Gerona Robredo was on top of my list of keynote speakers for the first of the two major events to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the all-volunteer team of community educators called ALLICE.  She lives on the other side of the planet, for…

California gets nearly $2 B in federal funding for high speed internet access

By Claire Morales True, Managing Editor SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom lauded the Biden-Harris Administration for  its allocation of funding to deploy high-speed Internet access to everyone in America. California will receive $1.86 billion in funding from the Broadband Equity, Access,…

Americas Sports

Kai Sotto to play with Orlando Magic, hopes to be a regular NBA team member remains alive

Kai Sotto’s hopes to play as a regular team member in the NBA remains alive. This as the behemoth Filipino cager has been invited to join the Orlando Magic in the 2023 NBA Summer League slated from July 7 to…

Supreme Court disbars Larry Gadon, Marcos firm on his appointment

By Jennifer T. Santos MANILA — A day after Malacanang announced his appointment as Presidential Adviser for Poverty Alleviation, the Supreme Court unanimously disbarred losing senatorial candidate Lorenzo Larry Gadon over a viral video where he is seen hurling expletives against…

As I See It: Fathers deserve to be honored, just like mothers

My friend, who chose to be anonymous, single-handedly raised his five children after a divorce, when the children were still very young and in their diapers! He did   a good job raising them because now his children are on their…

Breaking Through: A rare bird in government service

A rare bird in government service  It’s hard to find government officials especially the high ranking types who are not affected by their title or who don’t exude an air of arrogance the moment you meet them.  I found one…