By MARICAR CP HAMPTON
Some Filipino community leaders are warning of possible fallout in the event that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) denies granting Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Filipinos in the United States.More >
(In this week's issue, the FilAm Star profiles Filipino Americans in the Bay Area who are seeking re-election in the Nov. 4 midterm elections. FilAm Star editors hope this presentation of ‘kababayan’ candidates will not only help our Filipino reader-voters make informed choices but also, more important, actually motivate them to go out on Tuesday and exercise the freedom of suffrage, the hallmark of democracy – Editor)
Foremost among the Pinoys standing for election is Alameda County's Rob Bonta, a dynamic legislator who is seeking his second term in State Assembly District 18.
Three city mayors -- Milpitas Mayor Jose Esteves, Hercules Mayor Myrna de Vera, and Suisun Mayor Pete Sanchez -- are seeking another term.
In Colma town, former Mayor Joanne Del Rosario is running for her third Council term.
In San Francisco, Commissioner Hydra Mendoza is running as education board trustee.
In Daly City, Councilmember candidates include incumbents Ray Buenaventura and Mike Guingona.
For school board trustees, Rosie Tejada and Katherine Zarate Dulany are running for reelection.
UNION CITY NOV. 4 BALLOT INITIATIVE
"What's in it for us?" The answer to this question is really the bottom line here. So far, Fil-Am voters in Union City have given consistent responses. If Measure KK passes, the proposed senior housing with state-of-the-art memory care facility will 'create more jobs requiring skills that most of us already have.' Caring for the elderly has always been a major employment
SAN FRANCISCO -- A tour bus driver that struck and killed a Filipino American San Francisco city worker in a crosswalk in front of City Hall last Oct. 23 has been arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, police said Thursday.