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Pres. Donald Trump signed into law on December 22 the most significant tax overhaul since the Reagan administration involving $1.5 Trillion tax cuts for individuals and corporations. It involves reduction in individual tax rates in five of seven categories with the highest rate reduced from 39% to 37%. Corporate rate ...

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Defanging ‘fake news’

Some have noted how effectively Pres. Donald Trump has “weaponized fake news”, undermining a central pillar of press freedom – credibility. Admittedly, the free press has not always told the truth and sometimes pursued the hidden agenda of publishers or network moguls, but perhaps at no time has the people’s ...

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EUFROSINO (PRESY) ALIX GUEVARA

A Dakila Awardee who has spent his married life in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. since 1967, Eufrosino (Presy, to his friends and acquaintances) Alix Guevarra is never far from the various building-design projects he had overseen in several states and cities which highlighted a career that won for him prestige ...

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Rewriting history?

The ruling board of the Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia has decided to remove the plaque honoring the first President of the United States, George Washington. Yes, it is the same George Washington who led a ragtag rebel army to cross the frigid Delaware river and strike at the Red ...

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Stetson University forum focuses on PH issues

St. Petersburg, FL. Corruption, moribund economy, worsening drug situation and extrajudicial killing, disjointed criminal justice system, and inept law enforcement. These were some of the thorny issues raised about the Philippines during the student forum recently held at the Stetson University College of Law at St. Petersburg, Florida. The forum, ...

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‘Always the muse, and she loves to dance’

By Jon Melegrito Maryland Delegate Kris Valderrama remembers her mom as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, whose passions as a young woman included dancing, playing tennis and volleyball, performing dramatic roles in theatrical productions, joining high school and college beauty contests and winning them all. “My mom was always ...

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NaFFAA turns 20 in DC gala

WASHINGTON D.C. The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) will hold its 20th Anniversary Gala at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 21. With its theme “NaFFAA 2.0: One Voice, Four Million Strong,” the Gala will recognize NaFFAA’s 20-year legacy, and highlight its comprehensive vision ...

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PAFC, PH Embassy launch search for Rizal Awards nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. The Philippine American Foundation for Charities, Inc. (PAFC), in partnership with the Philippine Embassy have announced the search for the 2017 Annual Dr. Jose Rizal Youth Awards. The Awards recognize academic excellence and extra-curricular activities, including community service, of outstanding Filipino-American youths in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. region. ...

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NaFFAA launches Virginia ‘Fil-Am Vote’ campaign

VIRGINIA BEACH. The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) has named its new Virginia Civic Engagement Co-Coordinators, Jackie Estaris Dunson and E. Fortunato “JoJo” Orencia, Jr.  They will help coordinate the FilAm Vote campaign in the Commonwealth to increase political empowerment through non-partisan voter registration, voter education, voter protection, ...

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