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Monthly Archives: January 2020

By Ben Lou Q:  Why should I care how you fix it when I already got the money? A:  Apparently, there are people who think that a debt program is an easy way out of paying what they owe.  They do not think that the financial institution where they took the loan from deserves the interest on the loan they took out.  Who has this attitude?  A person without morals?  A person who thinks only of themselves?  But who are we to judge someone who  takes out a loan and thinks enr...

Various Kapuso personalities were honored with their stars at the Walk of Fame located at the walkway of GMA Network Studios last Thursday, December 12. The Kapuso Walk of Fame project, founded by the late Master Showman German Moreno, is meant to celebrate Kapuso personalities who have have greatly contributed in the fields of Entertainment and News and Public Affairs. The launch of the new batch of the Walk of Fame is an all-star spectacle graced by the presence of Ca...

By Philip S. Chua Credit card/identity fraud Did your credit card data just got stolen, while your card was in your purse or wallet? Yes, today’s technology in the hands of thieves makes it very easy for them to steal your personal data, even your identity, without opening your purse or wallet, all by simply coming close to you, within an inch or less. Their tool: a card reader, similar to what stores use, where you swipe or insert your credit card to pay. The reader is...

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano When a person applies for a temporary visa to the United States, a person must actually have an intention to remain in the United States on a temporary basis and be limited by the rules of that visa. Similarly, when a person enters the United States on a particular temporary visa (or visa waiver), they must again represent that they truly only intend to remain in the United States on a temporary basis and will abide by the rules of the visa. I...

By Greg B. Macabenta The term TNT refers to Pinoys in the US who are hiding (Tago Nang Tago) from immigration officials because of their illegal status. This year, TNT may also mean US citizens hiding from Philippine immigration officials because they are in the country illegally. In this regard, US Senators Patrick Leahy and Richard Durbin should not attempt to enter the Philippines at all. President Rodrigo Duterte has reportedly put the two senators on the immigratio...

By Elpidio R. Estioko We’ve been in the US for 22 years and yearly, my family and I always welcome the New Year as Pinoys in America. Even as we attend dinner with friends and relatives, we make it a point that our family stay together during New Year’s Eve and eat with gusto the pansitand other native dishes and delicacies my wife Delia prepares annually. For 2020, that’s exactly what we did and with dedication and hope, we made the celebration more fun, enjoyable, and...

By Macon Araneta Sen. Richard Gordon stressed that the proposed creation of a Philippine Marshal Service to protect members of the Bench would also enhance the country’s judicial system. Gordon, who chairs the Committee on Justice and Human Rights which is conducting a hearing on the proposed bills, said the marshals will also be tasked to go after fugitives from justice. “In other words, the Bill makes it a primary responsibility of our marshals to protect judges," ...

By William Casis Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian cited the latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) that revealed the country’s female high school students outperformed their male counterparts in basic academic performance. The PISA 2018 report shows that girls scored 27 points higher than boys in Reading Comprehension. In terms of performance in Mathematics, girls scored 12 points higher than boys and scored four points higher than boys in Science. Th...

By Daniel Llanto After admitting he takes Viagra for erectile dysfunction, President Duterte threatened to kill illegal recruiters, jail industrialists Fernando Zobel de Ayala and Manuel Pangilinan and block the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN network before earthquake victims in Davao last October and December. The confession drew laughter from the crowd of mostly evacuees displaced by the quakes. Duterte seemed to have defused the ire of some of his constituents who may ...

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