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Monthly Archives: January 2021

By Elpidio R. Estioko After almost 20 years of Republican dominance in the state of Georgia, the January 5 run-off election for two Senate seats shifted the balance of power to the Democrats with Rev. Raphael Warnock winning the election over incumbent GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler and John Ossoff assured of winning over incumbent GOP Sen. David Perdue with only one percent of the votes remaining from Democratic-leaning areas. According to Times estimates, “the Democrats appe...

By Attorney Robert L. Ferris If you own a home in the Bay Area you need to have a Revocable Trust. The reason is simple:  Condominiums in Daly City sell for $600,000 or more and single family homes are selling for $800,000 to $1.2 million dollars.  In San Francisco single family homes are selling for $1.5 million dollars and above. The reason these sale prices are important is because these are the numbers that will be used to calculate the Attorney’s Fee and the Estate Re...

By Philip S. Chua, MD. In this information age and era of rapid telecommunication and split-second transmission, data, truths, and facts are disseminated with lightning speed to do business, social contact, educate, and entertain, but, unfortunately, so are myths, fake news, and falsehood, which could instantly misinform, confuse, and put people’s health and life in jeopardy. With the advent of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna anti-COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, which...

By Perry Diaz  As we bid the year 2020 goodbye with a sigh of relief knowing that 2021 can’t be worse than 2020, my apprehension remains the same.  With more than 20 million cases of COVID-19 and more than 350,000 deaths and adding 3,000 every day to the death toll, I wonder when will this plague ever end?  For one thing, with the departure of President Donald J. Trump on January 20, things will change for the better. President-elect Joe Biden’s ascension to the preside...

By Greg B. Macabenta “I...am...sor..ry…” With these words of contrition,  President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo hoped to cleanse her presidency of the grave sin of “influencing” the 2004 election, which she had just pulled from under the feet of Tagalog movie action king, Fernando Poe Jr. Arroyo had just emerged victorious in a bruising contest for her first full-fledged presidential term, having served the balance of the aborted tenure of another film star, President Jo...

By Ben Lou Q: It is a new year.  My husband and I would like to be debt free of our $10K credit card debt by the next new year.  What tips can you give us? A: That is one of the best things I have heard all year long.  Being debt free is a good goal especially if you have big plans for your family’s future.  Also, this is a good starting point in setting new goals so that your future can be more stress free.  As you very well know, being debt free is a work in progress ...

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