By Carol Tanjutco
Get as much as $6,000 tax-free money from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). That is, if you earn less than $51,000 from wages, self-employment or farming and provided that you file a tax return, even if you do not owe any tax or are not required to file.
A bill that would shift the responsibility of providing accounting record information to wholesale fish distributors that sell to small-business owners passed a key committee on Jan. 15.
By Vivian Zalvidea Araullo
Jay Mercado opens the door, picks up packages on the doorstep and cheerily calls out to her partner Shirley Tan, “Look, hon, we have presents!”
Entries are being accepted for state Senator Jerry Hill’s sixth annual “Oughta Be A Law…Or Not” contest for bill ideas from constituents.
By Bert Eljera
Since quitting her job as a nurse in San Francisco five years ago, Christine Gregorio has been without healthcare insurance. She does not have health issues, but at 56 years of age, she worries that ailments that come with growing old would set in sooner or later.
By Dymphna Calica-La Putt
Leaders of the Filipino-American community urged its members to support immigration reform by calling their representatives in Congress.
By Maricar MC Hampton
“No, I wasn’t surprised. I was expecting to be arrested,” said Gregory Cendana, as he reflected on being arrested during the immigration reform rally dubbed “March for Dignity and Respect” held last Oct. 8.
October has always been a special month in my household, since it’s when my twin brother and I celebrate our birthday surrounded by family. But October is also Filipino-American History Month and LGBT History Month, both of which I’m uniquely situated to appreciate: As a Filipino American, I am part of a legacy that includes generations of Fil-Am activists like Larry Itliong, who started the farm worker movement that was joined by Latino and labor pioneer Cesar Chavez.
State Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo County/Santa Clara County), will honor a longtime Menlo Park resident as the winner of Hill’s annual “Oughta Be a Law…Or Not” contest and the inspiration behind Hill’s legislation, Senate Bill 589, which enables voters who cast their ballots by mail to confirm that their votes were counted.
Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed into law a first-of-its-kind bill requiring the state curriculum to include the contributions of Filipino-Americans to the farm labor movement in California.
The National Federation of Filipino American Associations through its chair Ed Navarra, criticized as “revolting” Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz comparison of his less than 24 hours of filibustering against the Affordable Care Act to the Bataan Death March.
By Rose Paquette
Domestic workers in California are optimistic that their annual income will increase and give them a more stable living condition with the passage last week of a landmark bill that would adjust wages, particularly overtime pay, in the entire state.