Americas

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…

US senators to Marcos on sea row with China: ‘We will stand by you and with you’

  By Claire Morales True MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. earned the support of the US Congressional Delegation (CODEL) over the aggressive actions of China in the West Philippine Sea (WPS). “We share your concern about China’s aggression…

Newsom names FilAm as judge of Solano County Superior Court

By Claire Morales True SACRAMENTO – Filipino Americans are doing as well in the bench and judiciary in the United States. In California, a FilAm, Tani Cantil-Sakauye, was until recently Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. At present, another FilAm,…

US, JAPAN, PHL LEADERS POISED FOR WHITE HOUSE SUMMIT IN APRIL; Defense tops trilateral agenda as China’s Xi peps up troops

By ALFRED GABOT and CLAIRE MORALES TRUE Editor in Chief and Managing Editor MANILA/WASHINGTON – Amid China President Xi prepping up the Chinese army for possible wider confrontation in the South China Sea, United States President Joe Biden is poised…

San Diego Mayor Gloria, Cabaldon, Caloza win primary; Lauron tops Superior Court judge poll

By Jun Nucum and Claire Morales True SAN DIEGO - Filipino Americans made good showing in the last primary as San Diego's FilAm Mayor Todd Gloria scored a big win assuring him of a second term with over 50 percent...

US Senate hopefuls present programs in candidate forum by ethnic media

By Jun Nucum SAN FRANCISCO – Filling the seat vacated by the late Senator Dianne Feinstein in the US Senate has been the target of some 27 candidates aspiring to be the next US Senate representing California and the race…

UPSIDE: How ‘epidemic of loneliness’ affects FilAms, immigrants

EXPERTS confirm that immigrants – long coping with social and economic challenges – have been struggling with loneliness, a condition often hidden and dismissed as a passing emotion. In fact, says Dr. Jei Africa, Director of Behavioral Health & Recovery Services…

Local journalism needs help now

By Jun Nucum SAN FRANCISCO — The advancement in technology would naturally be welcomed by many as it has many promises to make life better and easier that many embraces technological developments, inventions and innovations as if they are the…

Kapri Walker latest Filipina to join global strategy firm Actum

SACRAMENTO – Actum LLC, a global consulting firm, recently announced the hiring of Kapri Walker as a new Director for their Sacramento office. With previous experience working for California State Senator Nancy Skinner, Walker is expected to significantly contribute to Actum’s mission and…

Upside: Honoring Black FilAm achievers

For its second Black History Month commemoration this month, Filipinos in San Mateo, California-based nonprofit organization Peninsula Family Service (PFS) are embracing their Black Filipino American kin. In its mission to “strengthen children, families, and older adults with the support…