Month: August 2023

AMERICA IN MY HEART: Resurgence of San Diego: learning lessons to protect and not to destroy bayfronts

By ALFRED GABOT, Editor in Chief/Columnist SAN DIEGO – Under a Filipino American mayor, San Diego is experiencing a resurgence attracting migrants, businessmen and other groups. A walk at the famous San Diego bayfront would attest to this resurgence. From…

Cabaldon confident in run for California State Senate

By Jun Nucum SACRAMENTO – The erstwhile Filipino longest serving two-decade mayor of West Sacramento has a lot of confidence going to the race for a juicy spot as California State Senator as he accumulated accomplishments in the past years…

Hate victims at CA, Hawaii workplace offered free legal assistance

By Gilda Balan, Correspondent SAN FRANCISCO – Victims of racial harassment and/or discrimination at the workplace in the states of Hawaii and California may now avail of a new initiative that offers free legal consultations. The two states are host…

Offline: A unified Senate takes a stand

I have to give credit where credit is due, and in the case of Senate President Migz Zubiri he must receive praise for his consistent stand where the Chinese intrusions into Philippine territory is concerned. Ever since he assumed the…

‘Danger’ level heat index grips parts of Luzon

QUEZON CITY – The weather bureau is expecting danger level heat index (the temperature that a person feels) to continue in some areas in Luzon. “Our analysis shows that most areas in Metro Manila, Northern and Central Luzon will still…

What’s Up Attorney? Love is not blind, lovers simply accept the beloved’s imperfections

“But love is blind and lovers cannot see           The pretty follies that themselves commit;” -Shakespeare in The Merchant of Venice, 1596             “I don’t make love by the garden gate,           For love is blind, but the neighbors…

The Outsider: Green Revolution of Million Trees Foundation, partners

For the past days we have witnessed how heavy downpours have affected our daily lives. Many areas in the metropolis were flooded, and once more the importance of trees comes to mind.  Flood mitigation after all, is among the many functions…

Iglesia ni Cristo (INC): No sign of slowing down

SAN FRANCISCO – Another remarkable year of accomplishments for the Church of Christ or the Iglesia Ni Cristo. Last July 27, 2023 the Church celebrated its 109th founding anniversary. The phenomenal growth of the Iglesia Ni Cristo has blossomed globally…

Filipinos prepare for heat despite living in ‘cooler’ Bay Area

By Cesar Antonio Nucum Jr. SAN FRANCISCO – As Californians brace for another excessive these summer months that in the previous years were punctuated by catastrophic forest fires, San Francisco Bay Area Filipino Americans learned a lot from the past…

CHINA-PHILIPPINES ROW OVER WARSHIP HEATS UP; US reassures Manila of help in case of land, air or sea attack

By ALFRED GABOT and CLAIRE MORALES TRUE Editor in Chief and Managing Editor   MANILA/WASHINGTON D.C. – A dispute between China and the Philippines over a sunken war ship at Ayungin shoal, known also as Second Thomas Shoal in the…