Americas

UPSIDE: Celebrating 60 years in love and service

DALY CITY, California– Top San Francisco Bay Area officials and this city’s core leadership rose to the occasion hailing a Filipino American couple for their devotion to each other and to their community. Daly City’s favorite “Ninang,” the former Perla…

California Medi-Cal coverage expanded despite redetermination

By Caesar Antonio Nucum Jr SAN FRANCISCO – In its continuing goal to keep as many people enrolled as possible at a time when many other states were using “the great unwinding” to purge their Medicaid lists, California’s Department of…

Fil-Am Jessica Caloza wins support of California Democratic Party

LOS ANGELES, CA—In a highly powerful demonstration of her extensive support from Democratic leaders and grassroots activists in the race for Assembly District 52, lifelong public servant Jessica Caloza’s campaign t announced that she garnered the endorsement of the California…

Through a Looking Glass (Alice H. Reyes): I go to party

On April 13,2024, my friend, Goya Lasat Navarrete, celebrated her birthday  in South San Francisco, with family and friends in attendance.       Bad weather had caused a change in venue from her daughter Joy’s  place in El Cerrito…

Filipina held in UCLA, bewails harrowing ordeal in campus

By Cesar Antonio Nucum Jr. LOS ANGELES – “I couldn’t believe that the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) administration would approve of such violence and arrest its own students and faculty.” Thus said Lauren Daus, a second-year Filipina UCLA…

Upside: Canepa unveils bikeshare station in Daly City

REDWOOD CITY, California – San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Vice President and Metropolitan Transportation Commission Legislation Committee Chair David J. Canepa unveiled the debut of a Bay Wheels bikeshare station to kick off National Bike Month at a news…

California Forever initiative surpasses needed signatures

By Jun Nucum SOLANO COUNTY, California – More than enough needed signatures have been submitted to the Registrar of Voters to support the efforts to have an initiative for a better future in Solano County. A total of 20,472 voter signatures of…

Through a Looking Glass (Alice H. Reyes): Rob Bonta — Attorney for the people

California’s Attorney General  Robert Andres Bonta has the distinction of being theFirst Fil-American to be elected to the California State Legislature and to be Attorney-General of the State of California.      Appointed Attorney-General by Governor Gavin Newsom in 2021,…

Asian hate crime incidents down in New York

By Gilda Balan, Correspondent NEW YORK — Asian hate crimes have gone down in New York, the Philippine consulate said last week. “Hate crimes” in general still occur but those targeting Asian immigrants have not only gone down, they are…

Asian Americans protest ‘unequal justice’ of Manhattan DA

By Gilda Balan, Correspondent NEW YORK CITY – Around 200 residents of New York City’s Chinatown recently demonstrated outside Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office to protest his prosecution of John and Maximillian Ong. The Ong brothers had been charged…