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Monthly Archives: December 2021

The latest Pulse Asia pre-election survey puts Partido Federal Pilipino presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on top but Liberal Party presidential bet and Vice-president Leni Robredo is slowly catching up.   A possible “re-match” between Robredo and Marcos (referring to their 2016 contest forvice-president that ended in a Marcos protest case at the Presidential Electoral Tribunal) is suggested by the Pulse Asia survey of December 6 to 11. The survey had 5...

Sen. Win Gatchalian urged local government units (LGUs) to prepare for the vaccination of children aged five to 11, which he said would be crucial in boosting confidence in safely re-opening schools amid the threat of the Omicron variant. He made this call after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for the inoculation of children aged five to 11.  The Department of Health (DOH) said last November that it is targetin...

The sheer number of cases against presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and several other bets is placing next year’s elections at risk. So said Commission on Elections (Comelec) chief Rowena Guanzon, who said last week that cases against Marcos Jr. and other candidates had led to petitions to stop the printing of ballots for the May 2022 polls. The other bets whom the poll body declared as nuisance candidates were mostly seeking election as party-list representatives...

After super storm Odette brought massive loss of life and damage to property in the Visayas and Mindanao earlier this month, there was some outpouring of support from the global community. Days after the calamity only the US, China, and the European Union committed monetary aid, later joined by Canada. As of press time, the death total had reached close to 400 but scores remained missing in the worst-hit areas. President Rodrigo Duterte initially said that government funds ...

IRS Tax Relief in Bankruptcy As we all know, tax debts can spiral out of control and lead to an IRS tax lien, wage garnishment, or even property seizure.  Most people mistakenly believe that taxes are never dischargeable in a bankruptcy. This myth is absolutely wrong! Although there are certain criteria that must be met, bankruptcy relief is often the best way to solve a serious tax problem and stop IRS collection activity. The filing of a bankruptcy case automatically and i...

Is Omicron deadly? ​There were almost 230,000 COVID-19 cases last Monday and more than80 percent of them Omicron. There were 823 new deaths that day, 836,605 total deaths (almost 73.8 million total cases) in the USA since the pandemic started.Omicron is more severely contagious and appears (NOT for certain yet) to be less deadly. The unvaccinated are at the gravest risk, like walking without a helmet and a vest amidst flying bullets in a war zone. The vaccine, mask, and dist...

We overheard and are confused that both Pres. Jose Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are saying nobody saw omicron coming! According to CNN’s Jasmine Wright report, both Vice President Kamala Harris and Pres. Biden said they "didn't see," either Delta or Omicron coronavirus variants coming. "We didn't see Delta coming. I think most scientists did not — upon whose advice and direction we have relied — didn't see Delta coming," Harris told the Los Angeles Times in a ...

By Val G. Abelgas A day or two before Christmas Day, polling firms Social Weather Station and Pulse Asia usually published a survey on how Filipinos looked at Christmas and the coming year – whether they thought they expected to be happy or not in the Christmas season and how hopeful they were about the coming year. This year, the SWS came up with a survey that said 65% of Filipinos expected to be happy this Christmas season despite the pandemic being on its second year...

WHAT IS THE TROUBLE with the Democratic Party? Are they going crazy?  They have the presidency, the Senate and the House of Representatives.  They have full control of the Executive and Legislative branches of government!  They haven’t done so well in a very long time.  They passed the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, which surpassed any government program since the “Great Deal” programs of Franklin D. Roosevelt.  Wowee!  And as soon as they clinked the celebratory champagn...

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