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Governor Newsom releases balanced revised budget plan

By Claire Morales True SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom has released his May Revision proposal, a balanced budget plan that maintains critical investments to address our biggest challenges while preparing for continued economic uncertainty due to global economic issues. T The…

SOUTH CHINA SEA CODE OF CONDUCT PRESSED AT ASEAN SUMMIT; PHL Navy expands patrols as Sino vessels continue to swarm at West Philippine Sea

By ALFRED GABOT, Editor in Chief LABUAN BAJO, Indonesia – Amid a pledge of an ironclad protection of the Philippines from US President Joseph Biden Jr. in case of an air, sea or land attack following their bilateral talks at…

Fil-Am Miss Universe title holder R’Bonney Gabriel arrives, sizzles in Manila

By Claire Morales True and Jennifer T. Santos NEW YORK/MANILA – The first Filipino American to reign as Miss Universe, R’Bonney Gabriel, is in Manila, and immediately sizzled in a warm welcome by supporters, including her Filipino father Remigio Gabriel…

Moratorium up on new Manila Bay reclamation; gov’t urged to revoke pending, ongoing projects

By Jeanne Michael Penaranda MANILA – “We are elated with this recent development but our fight against reclamation is far from over. Currently, there are at least 21 reclamation projects across Manila Bay that have to be revoked.” Thus said…

California awards $8 million to enhance security for reproductive health facilities

By Claire Morales True SACRAMENTO – In keeping with the commitment to protect reproductive rights of patients and providers throughout California, Governor Gavin Newsom  announced nearly $8 million in grants being awarded to bolster physical and data security at 21 facilities…

Asian-Americans warned to brace for continued discrimination

By Gilda P. Balan, Correspondent SAN JOSE, California – Speakers at a recent conference warned the Asian-American community to brace not only more discrimination, but worsening acts of hate and violence against them. Panelists at the Committee of 100’s yearly…

UPSIDE: My mother, my friend

“HOW come,” I grew up hearing, “you’re so different from your mom?” I must have been 16 the first time I was compared to my mother, the comment consistently following me through adulthood. Naturally I’d blurt out a flippant retort, proud…

Pia Wurtzbach marries British boyfriend Jeremy Jauncey, to move to Dubai

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach and entrepreneur Jeremy Jauncey tied the knot in a luxury private resort on March 24, 2023. The Filipino-German beauty queen, actress and model uploaded herself a video of their intimate beach wedding in on…

Coco Martin eyes KathNiel’ for top series FPJ’s ‘Batang Quiapo’

Kapamilya star Coco Martin hopes to work with popular love team Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo and other stars in his primetime series “FPJ’s Batang Quiapo.” “Siyempre pangarap ko na makatrabaho yung mga ‘yon. Kung saka-sakali magkaroon ng pagkakataon na…

California’s AG Bonta to look into Chevron’s ‘misdeals’ in PHL gas fields

ALAMEDA, California – California’s Attorney General Rob Bonta met recently with a group of Filipino Americans to discuss shareholder complaints against the California-based Chevron Corporation’s role in the sale of the Philippine gas fields to a friend of Rodrigo Duterte…