Month: May 2024

PHL NAVY DEPLOYS WARSHIP, UPS WEST PHL SEA PATROLS; Country boosting defenses as Beijing warns of arrest

By ALFRED GABOT, Editor in Chief MANILA/PALAWAN/ZAMBALES— The Philippine Navy has deployed a warship to Escoda Shoal or Sabina Shoal, only 75 miles from Palawan and a part of Philippine territory, amid the suspected reclamation activities of China in the…

Medi-Cal now also bringing care to unhoused Californians

By Cesar Antonio Nucum Jr SACRAMENTO — In it efforts to transform Medi-Cal, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is making the nation’s most ambitious effort to address social needs, like housing and at-home support, through health care….

PHL debt declines by 1.67% to P14.93 trillion in March

MANILA – The national government’s total outstanding debt decreased by 1.67 percent to P14.93 trillion as of end-March this year due to the net redemption of domestic government securities. In a statement, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) said of…

CA man sentenced to one year in prison for driving through Stop Asian Hate rally

By Gilda Balan, Correspondent SAN FRANCISCO – A 58-year-old man from Diamond Bar, CA, was sentenced to a year in prison after he pleaded guilty to driving through a Stop Asian Hate rally in 2021. Steve Lee Dominguez pleaded guilty…

Filipino Americans Kristina Knott, Yacine Guermali,  William Morrison shine in athletics championships meet

PASIG CITY – Sarah Dequinan displayed her awesome form in the women’s long jump last week to secure her second gold medal in the International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) Philippine Athletics Championships 2024 at PhilSports in Pasig City. After winning…

Health & Wealth: Annual home maintenance; real estate broker renewal

As you embark on the exciting journey of homeownership, we would like to remind you of the importance of scheduling  annual Home Maintenance for your property. Regular maintenance is a proactive measure to ensure the long-term health and safety of…

Piolo Pascual scores another best actor win for ‘Mallari, ‘ film set on Netflix

Actor Piolo Pascual won the Film Actor of the Year award for his performance in “Mallari” at the recent Box Office Entertainment Awards of the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation (GMMSF), Inc. “Mallari”, an official entry to the 2023 Metro…

Through a Looking Glass (Alice H. Reyes): On Blue Zones

Twenty years ago,  a group of  geographic explorers led by Dan Buettner, identified regions in the world where people claimed to live longer than the average age.      They drew blue circles on the world map where such areas…

Sen. Nancy Binay mulls running for Makati mayor

MAKATI CITY — Sen. Maria Lourdes Nancy Binay  is contemplating running for mayor in Makati City, their clan’s home turf, and is ready to sacrifice her relationship with the husband of her sister, incumbent Mayor Mar-Len Abigail Abby Binay, for…

Bank lending, domestic liquidity up

MANILA – Bank lending of universal and commercial banks (U/KBs) and domestic liquidity grew at a faster pace in March. Preliminary data released by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed that the outstanding loans of universal and commercial banks, excluding…