Giving thanks to people that mattered most and those who made a difference

A couple of years ago, a dear friend and former media colleague, Dave Casuco, who suddenly passed away this year, included this writer in  his poignant Thanksgiving article thanking me for our “five-o’clock let’s beat the happy-hour rendezvous at Glendale Americana’s Cheesecake...

Series for Covered California: Part 3 – Income

by Joseph Doratan The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has defined an affordable health plan as one that you  pay 8% or less of your income to have. To ensure that you have an affordable plan, Covered CA even provides premium assistance in their plans or put you under Medi-Cal if you...

Garin may have to wear protective gear during budget debates next week

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin may have to wear a protective gear when she goes to the Senate next week during the budget deliberations of the agency’s proposed 2015 budget. This, after acting Senate Minority Leader Vicente Sotto III expressed concern...

Bidding for North transport hub eyed in June

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) may bid out the proposed Integrated Transport System-North Terminal by middle of next year, once a location has been locked down for the transportation hub. Transportation Secretary Jun Abaya on...

Daniel Matsunaga wants to marry a Filipina

MODEL Daniel Matsunaga shared his plans to move his immediate family from Brazil to the Philippines and said he is keen to meet and eventually marry a Filipina. When he was hailed as Pinoy Big Brother’s (PBB) big winner last August, the 24-year-old said that even though he is not...

Solon seeks stricter SALN filing rules

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker from Sorsogon has proposed a bill to strengthen existing anti-corruption laws in the country. Sorsogon 1st District Representative Evelina Escudero recommended in House Bill 4783, or the “Enhanced Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public...

Search for 2016 bet is on But Aquino not in talks with VP Binay

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III is currently seeking consensus among his allies on whom to anoint as his successor, but Vice President Jejomar Binay is not being involved in this process. In what could be an indication of his preference for the 2016 polls, Aquino...

Angeline Quinto live in concert

Star Power Grand Champion and Queen of Teleserye Theme Songs show Nov. 30 at Alex Theater The multi-talented Angeline Quinto has won all the major singing awards and competitions of her generation. She began her meteoric ascent in 2003 at “Star for a Night,” the national TV...

Homestead students speak out

Homestead Schools in Torrance, Calif. offers vocational nursing, nurse assisting and medical assisting programs. Recently, the school surveyed its recent graduates to learn about their impressions of the program, instructors, facilities and overall dedication of the school to...