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Monthly Archives: October 2016

By Daniel Llanto | FilAm Star Correspondent For mishandling the international affairs and relations of the Philippines, former Sen. Sergio Osmeña III on Monday warned of the possible ouster of President Duterte and said the more enemies Duterte makes abroad, the more chances of his being booted out of office. Osmena expressed this view the same time Vice-president Leni Robredo came out to dismiss speculations that she had a meeting with United Nations Secretary General ...

By Elpidio Estioko Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Isidro “Sid” Lapena, in an email dispatch from Beijing to this writer Tuesday said, “The Protocol on Cooperation between PDEA and the Narcotics Control Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China was signed on October 20, in order to enhance the participants’ cooperation on the suppression and control of drug crimes”. Under the Protocol of Cooperation which will...

By Corina Oliquino | FilAm Star Correspondent A House of Representatives panel last October 4 approved the measure declaring January 23 of every year as a special working holiday in the entire country to honor the declaration of the First Philippine Republic. Filed by Bulacan District 1 Representative Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado, House Bill 477 shall “inspire and instill a sense of pride in the Filipino people.” The House of Representatives committee on revision of laws...

By William Casis | FilAm Star Correspondent Flag carrier Philippine Airlines announced it would enforce a total ban on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices to ensure the safety of passengers and the aircraft. “If a passenger is in possession of a Samsung Note 7 prior to boarding an aircraft, the airline will deny boarding until the device is removed (from) his person, carry-on or checked baggage,” said Maria Cielo Villaluna, PAL External Communications chief. Passengers tra...

By Macon Araneta | FilAm Star Correspondent Since the Philippines was tagged as “the gold medalist” in Southeast Asia in terms of teen pregnancy, Sen. Bam Aquino stressed the need to further optimize sex education in schools. During the senate education committee hearing, National Youth Commission (NYC) Commissioner Percival Cendana revealed that every day, 600 girls aged 19 years and below give birth in the Philippines. In the same hearing, the Department of Educati...

ATTY. CRISPIN CADAY LOZANO Q. What is a deposition? A deposition is a question-and-answer session in which a witness gives testimony under oath in response to questions from an attorney. In a car accident case, the witness may be one of the drivers involved in the crash, a passenger, or an eyewitness to the accident. Depositions are a key part of the discovery phase in a car accident case. Typically, car accident deposition questions cover three subjects: your personal ...

By Macon Araneta | FilAm Star Correspondent A Filipino beauty queen drew flak on social media after she called attention once more to President Rodrigo Duterte’s reference to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler in a Facebook live video. Miss Philippines-Earth 2016 Imelda Schweighart asked fellow Miss Earth Austria titlist Kimberly Budinsky if Hitler was from her country. “Okay, that’s a bad question because we normally don’t talk about Hitler. But, yeah, he is,” Budinsky answered...

As I See It By ELPIDIO R. ESTIOKO While offices and other organizations are already preparing for their end of the year Christmas parties, there’s a non-profit organization based in Southern California busy preparing instead, for its end of the year giving back to the community projects. Giving back to the community is what The Global Urdanetanians (TGU) are known for. The non-profit, 501c3 organization, is based in Southern California but its reach is global with me...

By PHILIP S. CHUA, MD, FACS, FPCS President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s war on illegal drugs, criminality (including, I hope, the thieves and plunderers who walk in the Halls of Congress), and poverty, are all nation-saving measures that are, per se, making wonderful history. If properly and justly accomplished, Duterte’s War will be his glorified and lasting legacy which will even improve his unprecedented 91 percent public approval rating today among the generations of Filipin...

By BEN LOU Q: I like donating to charity but how much should I really donate in order for me not to feel bad? A: I always say charity is a privilege for people who can afford to do so. No one is obligated to donate whether it be goods or money. How bad do you feel if you missed your credit card payment because you gave the money to charity? Should it not be as equally bad than if you have not been able to donate? In life, I always say that too much is always a bad th...

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