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Golden State Warriors celebrate with Pinoys at the Filipino Heritage Night

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By Trina Soldedad | FilAm Star Correspondent

OAKLAND – The 2014 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors hosted Filipino Heritage Night, presented by Cache Creek Casino Resort, Sunday, November 13 against the Phoenix Suns at Oracle Arena. A portion of the proceeds from each Filipino Heritage Night event ticket sold will be donated back to support local Filipino organizations throughout the Bay Area.

The event included a Pre-game Tailgate Party at the Oracle Arena Parking Lot, featuring Filipino food trucks including Señor Sisig, Adorubowl, Jeepsilog and pop-up restaurant NIPA, entertainment by DJ Romeo. Fans also had a chance to have their photos taken with Stephen Curry’s two MVP trophies at the Parking Lot A of the Oracle Arena.

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Miss Universe 2016 will be held in the Philippines

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By Corina Oliquino | FilAm Star Correspondent

MANILA — It’s official! The Miss Universe 2016 beauty pageant will happen in the Philippines as announced by the reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach last November 3.

In an Instagram video uploaded by Department of Tourism Undersecretary Kat de Castro, the Filipina beauty queen announced and confirmed that finally, the pageant will be held in the country on January 30, 2017 with the pre-pageant on January 13, 2017.

“Hi guys! Mabuhay! I’m so excited to share with you all that, yes, the Miss Universe competition is indeed happening in the Philippines and I can’t wait to show you all my beautiful country,” Wurtzbach announced in the Instagram video.

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Gov’t rejects PHP 125 daily minimum increase

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By William Casis | FilAm Star Correspondent

Economic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said the government rejected the proposed PHP 125 increase in the daily minimum wage, saying this could displace workers, increase inflation and affect the economy.

He said NEDA conducted an impact analysis and found that the proposed wage hike would affect employment because many small companies would not be able to afford to keep their workers or hire more.

“Especially micro, small and medium enterprises will be hard up with that kind of an increase,” Pernia said.

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Peso at its lowest in 7 years as foreign investors continue to pull out; gov’t denies it’s due to Duterte’s controversial statements

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By Corina Oliquino | FilAm Star Correspondent

MANILA — The peso closes on its 7-year low with P48.25 to the U.S. dollar on September 26 due to foreign fund exit and political and security concerns.

The peso sank by P0.26 centavos from the closing rate of P47.99 last September 23, 2016 to Monday’s downgrade of P48.25. This tallied the weakest showingl of the Philippine peso against the dollar since September 16, 2009 when it sank P48.356 to $1.

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Philippines’ Palawan Named World’s Best Island For The Second Time

The Philippines’ Most Beautiful Island in the World

For the second time in three years, a little known island in the southwestern Philippine’s region has been named the Best Island in the World by Travel and Leisure, an international magazine. It first won this remarkable distinction in 2013 and for good reason. Continue reading Philippines’ Palawan Named World’s Best Island For The Second Time

The Benefits of Remittances in Developing Countries

Sending Money to the Philippines, Mexico, India, and beyond

Millions of U.S. immigrants work ferociously hard every day. They engage in this labor in part to be able to send money home to help loved ones pay bills and live a better life. These remittance payments don’t just provide benefits for friends and family members who receive them; they help fuel whole economies! Continue reading The Benefits of Remittances in Developing Countries

Remittance to Philippines Skyrockets

Money Transfers to the Philippines

Filipinos living around the world sent more money home last December than ever before. Cash remittances to the Philippines have grown by 6.6% yearly. These international transactions reached $2.317 billion in December — the most the Philippines Central Bank has recorded since 1970! Continue reading Remittance to Philippines Skyrockets

How to Send Money to the Philippines

Getting Started With Remittance

Maybe you have a family member in the Philippines who needs assistance; or perhaps you’re trying to help out a friend or colleague across the Pacific who needs money to pay for school or for business operations. Whatever your reason, consider using a money remittance service. Thanks to faster, safer computer and internet technologies, this process has never been easier than it is today. Transferring money can take just minutes of your day to complete. Here’s how to do it in a secure fashion: Continue reading How to Send Money to the Philippines