PulitikArt Series: Ilocula, Ang Ilocanong Dracula

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS47RfvkuNk JUST IN: Supreme Court of the Philippines extends halt to former President Ferdinand Marcos' burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes' Cemetery). Marcos ruled the Philippines for 21 years--mostly under Martial Law--and was overthrown through the first peaceful People Power Revolution in 1986. Current President Rodrigo Duterte approved of Marcos' burial at the… Continue reading PulitikArt Series: Ilocula, Ang Ilocanong Dracula

Bigas (Song for Farmers)

On April 1, Filipino farmers asking for relief assistance due to ongoing drought were brutally dispersed by the police. Three farmers were killed, more than 80 are still missing and more than 100 were injured. This is a song condemning the government's inaction on calamity and violent approach to its own citizens. ‪#‎FoodNotBullets‬ ‪#‎BigasHindiBala‬ Produced… Continue reading Bigas (Song for Farmers)

California considers a new law for cheerleader pay, in wake of three suits against Oakland Raiders

Click here to view original post in Oakland North. By Loi Almeron (Posted May 29, 2015 1:39 pm) A state bill to grant professional cheerleaders a minimum wage, workers’ benefits and overtime compensation, sponsored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, has passed the Assembly and is now in the state Senate for a vote. Among those watching the outcome… Continue reading California considers a new law for cheerleader pay, in wake of three suits against Oakland Raiders

City asks residents to weigh in on new South Richmond transportation plan

Click here to view original post in Richmond Confidential. By Loi Almeron (Posted May 18, 2015 10:04 am) The City of Richmond is seeking public comment on the South Richmond Transportation Connectivity Plan (SRTCP) draft, which was released in early May. The plan is the city’s effort to improve transportation connectivity between South Richmond and surrounding key… Continue reading City asks residents to weigh in on new South Richmond transportation plan

More test preparation services compete for affordability and accessibility

Click here to view original post in Oakland North. By Loi Almeron (Posted May 6, 2015 9:09 am) Kelsey James-Kavanaugh, a prospective graduate student in wildlife conservation who lives in Oakland, aims to return to sub-Saharan Africa to continue working with lions, a project she had begun as an undergraduate. But before realizing her dream, she had… Continue reading More test preparation services compete for affordability and accessibility

IRS warns taxpayers of scammers and identity theft

Click here to view original post in Richmond Confidential. By Loi Almeron (Posted April 13, 2015 9:08 am) With the April 15 tax deadline looming, the Federal Trade Commission’s Tax Identity Theft Awareness program has a stark warning for taxpayers: “Protect personal information at home like you would cash or jewelry.” Tax identity theft is the largest… Continue reading IRS warns taxpayers of scammers and identity theft

Small efforts help library accessibility widen in Richmond

Click here to view original post in Richmond Confidential. By Loi Almeron (Posted March 19, 2015 9:01am) Sixth grader Clemon Brown loves reading books, but he has a hard time finding books outside of school. “Two weeks ago, I was sitting in my room [and] I want to read a book,” Brown said. He said he wanted… Continue reading Small efforts help library accessibility widen in Richmond