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Monthly Archives: May 2020

By Corina Oliquino MANILA -- International Justice Mission’s (IJM) On-line Sexual Exploitation of Children in the Philippines: Analysis and Recommendations for Governments, Industry and Civil Society report released last May 21 revealed the Philippines is a global hotspot for OSEC or the On-line Sexual Exploitation of Children. Data from participating law enforcement agencies globally show the country “received more than eight times as any referrals as any other country...

By Macon Araneta Opposition Sen. Leila de Lima expressed alarm at the discovery of illegal medical facilities exclusively for Chinese nationals amid the COVID-19 pandemic. De Lima said she believes these illegal hospitals aim to circumvent detection of COVID-19 infection among Philippine offshore gaming operator (POGO) workers and shield President Rodrigo Duterte from public outrage for allowing POGOs to re-open. “First in Parañaque, now inside Fontana Leisure Park in Pamp...

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano In some cases containing weak documentary relationship evidence, the adjudicator may refer the case for an investigation. This additional scrutiny may include deep public record searches, an early morning visit at their home, and interviews with neighbors, family and co­ workers. How do the USCIS investigate marriage fraud? To detect frauds, the immigration authorities require a lot of proof that a marriage is real, including more docume...

By Philip S. Chua, MD. COVID-19: China’s bio-weapon While there is ample evidence, even in the Chinese medical literature that the nCorona virus outbreak originated in Wuhan, Hubei Province, most likely starting from a bat (not pangolin) infecting the first patient in early November 2019, who became symptomatic, and diagnosed about 10 to 14 day later, there is no evidence the virus was developed, intentionally spread, or even accidentally escaped from a Chinese bio-lab ...

By Elpidio R. Estioko For the past six months, we have been hearing and talking about the corona virus COVID – 19 pandemic and how it damaged our lives. We talked of those being positive, deaths, PPEs, quarantine, lockdown, unemployed, EDD, stimulus support, stay home, social distancing, shelter in place, distance learning, vaccine, etc. but we never talked about mental health as an issue during the pandemic. Coping with stress, according to the Centers for Disease Cont...

By Perry Diaz History has taught us, time and time again, that your enemy attacks when you are unprepared.  As Sun Tzu wrote in his “Art of War,” some 2,500 years ago, “Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.”  Indeed, Sun Tzu was a master of deception and a strategist sans rival. Currently, China occupies seven islets that it reclaimed and built into bigger military installations with airstrips and naval ports to accommodate larger People’...

By Greg B Macabenta Whoever thinks that China should bear the onus of originating and spreading the coronavius/COVID-19 pandemic - along with the racist overtones that have caused an increase in hate crimes against Asians in  the US - may be interested to know that the Western world has been as guilty as the East in inflicting deadly contagions on mankind. During the Age of Conquest and Discovery (the period of imperialist intrusions into the New World), Europeans brought w...

By Joseph Peter R. Gonzales In his recent Facebook Live session, Vice Ganda expressed his happiness over his current relationship with boyfriend Ion Perez. It can be remembered that the two officially went public as a couple in their popular noontime program “It’s Showtime” in October last year. “I can really feel it in my heart,” he says. “With everything I’ve gone through in the name of love, all the deception and heartaches I experienced in the past, I can say it’...

May 12, 2020 – HIP Housing is a non-profit organization that has specialized in affordable, creative housing solutions in San Mateo County, since 1972. Each year, HIP Housing helps 1,400 people find housing or stay housed through its Home Sharing and Self Sufficiency Programs as well as through housing units owned and managed by the organization. “HIP Housing's Home Sharing Program can make renting a room in your home or finding a tenant for your second uni...

BURLINGAME — During Teacher Appreciation Week and leading up to California Day of the Teacher on May 13 and Education Support Professionals (ESP) Day on May 19, CTA is launching a statewide ad campaign highlighting the tireless commitment of all educators to their students during COVID-19. More importantly, it is one of many ways CTA is recognizing all educators for their dedication and strength during this crisis. “I am so proud of how our educators have responded during ...

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