Thursday, February 9, 2023

Monthly Archives: January 2021

By Philip S. Chua, MD The $150-Billion plus fast-food industry greatly impacts the health of the people in the United States and around the world. The concept of speed, convenience, practically hustle-free dining, reasonable pricing, and the “good” taste of the food items, have all been most attractive to consumers globally. Not addicting in the strict sense, but comfort “gastronomic delight” to some people, especially the French Fries. The problem is these food items are ...

By Atty. Chris Caday Lozano The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has recommended that “all individuals in the United States and its territories should receive the vaccine…irrespective of their legal status,” but little explicit planning has been devoted to vaccine distribution among undocumented people. Given that up to 15 percent of essential workers in any given state are undocumented, the risks of not vaccinating this group are enormous. Achieving...

By Beting Laygo Dolor, Contributing Editor The death of a Philippine Airlines flight attendant on New Year’s Day after a night of partying in Makati hotel was not only the biggest news of the day. It also electrified a nation after conflicting details came out of the tragedy. Christine Dacera, 23, was discovered in an empty bathtub of room 2209 in City Garden Hotel along Poblacion, Makati City around noon of January 1. She was rushed by her friends and hotel staff to Ma...

By Beting Laygo Dolor, Contributing Editor A sudden rise in the cost of food coupled with a rise in transportation costs caused inflation in the country to rise to a 22-month high last month. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said this week that inflation had reached 3.5 percent in the last month of 2020, up from the previous month’s 3.3 percent, and a full percentage point higher than the 2.5 percent for the same period in the previous year. The figure is th...

By William Casis Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go lauded  the Kuwaiti criminal court that recently sentenced to death by hanging a Kuwaiti woman for killing Filipina domestic worker Jeanelyn Padernal Villavende in December 2019.  The Kuwaiti woman’s husband was sentenced to four years in prison for covering up and not reporting the crime. The murder of Villavende, Go said,  prompted the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration in January to approve a res...

By Macon Araneta Citing reports of students holding a “Christmas sale” of sensual photos and videos to raise funds for distance learning-related expenses, Sen. Win Gatchalian urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Cybercrime and the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) Anti-Cybercrime Group to intensify their probe and crackdown on these activities. According to a news report by The Philippine Online Student Tambayan (POST), a news portal for the studen...

By Macon Araneta While other countries have already started administering anti-Covid-19 shots to their nationals and residents, Senate President Vicente Sotto III asked why the Philippines still does not have the vaccine. He plans to set out for  January 11 hearing of the Senate Committee of the Whole to check on the government’s roll-out program on Covid-19 vaccine.  “I’ll consult my peers first. The original question of the hearing is "Bakit wala pa t...

By Atty Johnson Lazaro Why We Delay Estate Plan? Estate planning is one of the few legal actions that involves everyone, at some point in their lives. Not everyone will be in a life-altering auto accident, arrested, or even married and divorced, but almost everyone will wind up passing their legacy on to the next. Despite this, approximately 60% of people pass away with no form of planning - living trust, power of attorney, a will - nothing. This can cause chaos in even...

2938410237840