Monday, July 26, 2021

Yearly Archives: 2021

A group of fisherman lodged a strong opposition to a 174-hectare land reclamation project in Dumaguete City of a China-based construction firm called Poly Changda Overseas Engineering Corp., saying this could be a prelude to another take-over of our waters and plunder of marine resources.   The Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) on July 19 warned that the implementat...

When he returns to the Philippines after his fight with American Errol Spence next month, Sen. Manny Pacquiao said he would reveal more about the massive graft and corruption in the Duterte administration. The boxer-turned-lawmaker said he had documentary, as well as video evidence to prove his claim that corruption had worsened under President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, even as he said that he was onl...

Don’t believe everything you see, read or hear over social media. This was the message that the Chinese embassy in Manila tried to convey to the Filipino people last week after photos purportedly showing a Chinese ship dumping human waste on Philippine waters went viral. The photo was released by a US-based think tank and was immediately dismissed by China as “fak...

SAN FRANCISCO - Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced that he obtained $2 million in the State’s budget for Mission Food Hub and Meals on Wheels San Francisco, along with funding and changes in the law to revamp the Calfresh application process to make it easier and more accessible for seniors and those with disabilities. Representatives from both Mission Food Hub and Meals on Wheels San Francisco joined Senator Wiener to reiterate the im...

It’s bad enough that the US and the rest of the world have had to suffer a pandemic. But, along with the election of Donald Trump to the presidency and as a result of his failure to win a second term, America is now suffering what the media and pundits call an Infodemic - an epidemic of disinformation and misinformation. Trump, who takes pride in popularizing the term, “fake news,” to denigrate mainstream med...

Let us first take politics and political correctness out of the current controversy about the safety of the vaccines against COVID-19 and its variants and the use of mask. Let us stick to medical science, since this is a medical issue. As a cardiac surgeon, I am most familiar with the use and the value of   masking. I have been wearing them almost daily in the operating room for more than 30 years. A good mas...

Your employment will not be affected if you file bankruptcy. One of the factors that keep professionals and employees from seriously considering bankruptcy is the fear of how it may impact their employment.  It is very important to know that the Bankruptcy laws and the Employment laws prohibit employers from discriminating or terminating employees because they filed bankruptcy.  Question: Shoul...

The next president could either be the son or daughter of a former president.  I am talking about Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., former senator and son of the late president Ferdinand Marcos Sr., and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, daughter of the incumbent president Rodrigo Duterte.    I postulated in my column “Battle of Titans looms” (June 11, 2021) that the fight would be ...

Yesterday, I attended the memorial service of a former colleague under the Santa Clara County Seniors Council – Foster Grandparent Program - who worked with me and other academic instructors of San Jose Job Corps Center (SJJC) as a Volunteer Teacher Aide for more than six years. Grandpa Avelino Ocampo, passed away on July 4, 2021 due to cancer at the age of 81. Before he succumbed to death, instead of retirin...

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