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Multicultural flock marks Good Friday in San Francisco

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“Crucifixion” by the church door. PHOTOS BY ESTHER MISA CHAVEZ/INQUIRER.net

This city’s notorious summer noonday chill didn’t deter warmly dressed multicultural parishioners of St. Thomas More Parish from dramatizing Christ’s crucifixion on Good Friday, April 18.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pacquiao fight powers successful typhoon fund raiser

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Viewers cheer Pacquiao during telecast at San Francisco Metreon. PHOTO BY ESTHER MISA CHAVEZ

“HELP!” a benefit program for survivors of Typhoon “Yolanda,” featuring local artists got a boost from the Pacquiao-Rios fight last Saturday, November 23.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

AARP reaches out to Fil-Ams on healthcare reform

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At PAPC-AARP forum on Obamacare (from left) Ruben Bunag, Jose Pecho, Rudy Asercion, Mark Alegre, Laymon Jones, Esther Chavez, Dave Rodriguez, Thez Santos, Edwina Joson, Rose Paquette, Lorna Dietz, Margarita Argente and Epee Rafanan. Front row: Aida Barrios, Ahnileen Martinez, Carla Saporta and Jossie Alegre.

With the Affordable Healthcare Act, or Obamacare, about to go into effect, the Philippine American Press Club’s quarterly Kapihan collaborated with AARP to brief the Fil-Am media on the law’s intricacies.

Posted: September 23rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

A plaque for first Fil-Am woman Olympic gold medalist

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(From left, Front row) District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim, Rudy Corpuz Executive Director of United Playaz, WWII Veterans Simplicio Yoma, SFPD Deputy Chief Mike Biel, Rudy Asercion, Lolita Ramos of the WWII Veterans Widows and Wives, Inc.  (From left, Back row) WWII Vets Bernardo Isorena, Leonardo Torres, Aquilino Delen, Reggie Nacua and Mrs. Juana Pailano. ESTER MISA CHAVEZ

The San Francisco Parks and Recreation Commission on September 18 approved the installation of a bronze plaque describing the Olympic feat of Victoria Manalo Draves.

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Resorts World Manila ‘Roadshow’ wows SF Bay Area Filipinos

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(from left to right) Bryson Andres,  Alexandra Salmeron, and Jon Joven.

The Philippines’ Department of Tourism once again brought in world-class Filipino artists to attract Filipino-American travelers and tourists, this time partnering with Resorts World Manila (RWM), the “premier one-stop, nonstop lifestyle and tourism destination in Manila.”

Posted: September 18th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Filipinos set July 24 protests vs China ‘bullying’, ‘shoal-grabbing’

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Organizing meeting Loida Nicolas Lewis’ home for July 24 protest at the UN against China’s territorial claims.

The US Pinoys for Good Governance organized community meetings in preparation for “global” demonstrations in front of China’s embassies and consulates on July 24 in protest of China’s “shoal-grabbing” of Philippine territory.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The Brew

Lilia de Lima, PEZA’s Powerhouse

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PEZA Director General Lilia de Lima at trade briefing in San Francisco.

To doubting Thomases out there—the news is true. Numbers do not lie. The Philippines IS Asia’s rising tiger. A number of global credit rating agencies have upgraded the Philippine’s rank to BBB- (Investment Grade). The New York Times calls the Philippines the “Newest Bright Spot in Asia.”

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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Fancy that pili nut!

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SAN FRANCISCO—Guess what was finally at the table and much appreciated the recently held 38th annual Winter Fancy Food Show at the Moscone Center in this city? The lowly pili nut!  And why not? This hard to crack nut with the creamy, nutty taste has been sidelined for years since there was just no way [...]

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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‘Why?’ Pablo victims ask

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DSWD employees in Baganga taking a break for Inquirer: L to R Eman Lumpap, Jerson Truz, Marvin Lagumbay, Miramel Laxa, Jerose Ann Muring, Jaime Culaniban, Raul Hermosisima, Xyxrull Amar, Renato Sonaco.

Davao Oriental, December 20, 2012: A hundred kilometers away from ground zero where super tropical cyclone Pablo first hit land, every which way you looked there was devastation all around from blown roofs, windows, squashed nipa huts, exposed twisted steel bars, and skewed railings along the highway.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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Non-profit group focuses on saving babies, lifesaving neonatal program

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Oakland-based international development organization East Meets West hosted an evening event on November 10, 2012 at the San Francisco Veterans War Memorial, celebrating the expansion of its innovative, lifesaving neonatal program, Breath of Life, to the Philippines. The program– which provides new, durable medical equipment and staff training to low-resource hospitals–promises to improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable newborns in a country ranked eighth highest globally in number of preterm births.

Posted: November 19th, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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