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Yearly Archives: 2021

By Val G. Abelgas For many overseas Filipinos who have been unable to visit the Philippines since the Covid-19 pandemic began early last year, the distinctive Filipino way of celebrating Christmas will just be memories of the past. Perhaps, even Filipinos back home would have to tone down their usual way of celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ this year because of the new dangers poised by the Covid-19 Omicron variant. For many Filipinos who have been living outsid...

Omicron is super-contagious and skyrocketing across the nation, while thevirus continues to replicate, and mutate mostly in the bodies of those more than 50 million unvaccinated people in the USA, who are “carriers/transmitterscausing the current massive surges (almost a million last week) in COVID-19 infections, 70,000 hospitalizations, and about 1,300 deaths daily. Indeed, this is mostly the pandemic of the unvaccinated. Those with the booster must still be careful, since t...

When applying for naturalization, there are problems many applicants encountered during the interview process.  This is because they look at how you first get your green card and what actions you have made while a green card holder.  Listed below are some of them: 1.​Proving good faith marriage.  You will be surprised that your are applying for naturalization and yet the USCIS is considering you as a green card applicant although your marriage happened ten years ago .  If ...

RECENT DEVELOPMENT seems to suggest that the U.S. is veering towards a rightward trajectory.  The problem with this is that the law of the jungle is supplanting the rule of law.  Yes, proponents of the law of the jungle are  bamboozling those who adhere to the rule of law.  It is survival of the strongest.  And as someone once said, it’s “a situation in which people are prepared to harm other people in order to succeed.”  Yes, the strong will lord over the weak. And the sa...

Christmas come and go, but before it goes, we need to enjoy it and give meaning to it! As a tradition worldwide, Christmas, is the time for people to rejoice, have fun, bond together, reunite, and enjoy each other’s company whatever happens. So, despite the corona virus pandemic and the coming of variants Delta and Omicron, the spirit of Christmas must go on anywhere, everywhere… It is time for the family to gather and rejoice separated by physical boundaries the world-...

The most wonderful time of the year is here again, and GMA Life TV and GMA News TV have a ho-ho-holiday present just for Filipinos abroad who miss spending Christmas in the Philippines.   Light up your mood with “Pinas Sarap” Christmas travel specials as host Kara David takes you to Pampanga, the Culinary Capital of the Philippines, on December 20. Discover the origin of Pinoy's favorite Christmas dishes such as puto bumbong and bibingka on December 21. Of course, ...

GMA Ventures, Inc. (GVI) President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Regie C. Bautista was named one of the Top 50 Global Inspirational Women to Look Out for in 2022 by Titanium Magazine on its maiden issue. A 3-day event, which included a gala and the actual awarding ceremonies, was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on December 7-9.   Bautista joins a roster of highly-accomplished women from different fields of expertise and countries including Sri Lanka, ...

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) served a cease-and-desist order (CDO) to hundreds of mostly provincial broadcast firms and telecom providers whose franchises to operate have expired and are now pending approval at the House of Representatives.      In the past, NTC issued provisional authorities to these companies while Congress deliberated on their franchises.  But in the latest CDOs, NTC cited a Supreme Court ruling providing that those without franchise...

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