Month: March 2024

CHINA ‘ATTACKS’ PHL SHIPS AGAIN, MARINE SCIENTISTS ALSO; U.S., OTHERS FUMED; Washington, US senators reaffirm mutual defense treaty commitment

By ALFRED GABOT and CLAIRE MORALES TRUE Editor in Chief and Managing Editor MANILA/WASHINGTON – A Philippine civilian boat on a re-supply mission to Filipino soldiers in Ayungin shoal was severely damaged and some of its crew members were injured when…

Two-thirds of Americans have decreased spending due to economy, Wells Fargo Money Study finds

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– When asked how Americans are faring financially, most admitted to having to make major adjustments due to the economy, according to the inaugural Wells Fargo Money Study. Two-thirds (67%) of Americans say that they’ve cut back on spending, and…

Anti-Asian Hate hub created to combat hate incidents and crimes against Asians

By Jun Nucum SAN FRANCISCO — Although some major cities in the U.S., like San Francisco, have reported a drop in Asian hate incidents and crimes, reports of anti-Asian hate skyrocketing in recent years persist and measures in helping Asian…

UPSIDE (Cherie Querol Moreno): Gen Zer is Daly City’s youngest commissioner

DALY CITY, California- Generation Z – the latest global population to enter the workforce – has arrived in the public service ecosystem of this city. Student and already a seasoned community advocate Fernando Montanes swore in March 13 as a…

Canepa: School principal a hero for student street safety improvements

REDWOOD CITY – San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Vice President and Metropolitan Transportation Commissioner David J. Canepa hosted a ribbon cutting to unveil the completion of the MTC-funded $2 million Broadmoor Safe Routes to School Pedestrian Improvements Project between…

THE OUTSIDER: Protecting Mother Earth, 3 years of Million Trees Foundation

Filipinos especially those in provinces greatly affected by El Nino welcome the El Nino Advisory issued by PAGASA-DOST this month.The advisory noted that El Nino shows signs of weakening. It is expected to last until May during which it will…

Metro filmfest movies ‘Rewind,’ ‘GomBurZa,’ others to stream on Netflix

Good news to movie fans not only in the Philippines and the United States but in other countries. Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2023 entries “Rewind,” “GomBurZa” and “Mallari” are soon going to be available for streaming on Netflix.  The…

Recto: PHL records budget surplus in Jan-Feb 2024

MANILA – Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Ralph Recto said preliminary data showed that the national government has posted a budget surplus in the first two months of the year. “As of today, for the last two months and a half,…

PHL economy forecast to grow by 6.1% in Q1

MANILA – Philippine economic growth is projected to accelerate in the first quarter of the year, mainly driven by the government’s infrastructure spending, a report released by the First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC) and the University of Asia and the Pacific…

Martin Nievera, Pops Fernandez gear up for US concert tour

After her successful comeback concert last month, the country’s Concert Queen Pops Fernandez will be doing a US concert tour with her ex-husband, Concert King Martin Nievera, in June.  In a social media post, Nievera shared his upcoming international shows…