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Monthly Archives: February 2022

ROHNERT PARK, Calif. – Graton Resort & Casino Goodbye 2021, win BIG in 2022!Graton Resort & Casino will host the “New Year New Winnings Cash Giveaway” on Friday, January 28. Drawings will be at 7PM and 9PM. One lucky winner at each drawing wins $25,000 cash guaranteed. Plus, 20 winners will win $2,022 in cash! Come and try your luck at Graton Resort & Casino. Graton Resort & Casino will also host two concerts “Vietnamese Night New Year Celebration Concer...

By Val G. Abelgas Tough questions and tough decisions For the second time since he filed his certificate of candidacy for president, former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. refused last week to participate in a major forum where fellow presidential candidates are offered a chance to lay out their programs of government and answer questions relevant to their candidacies. On November 18 last year, five of the leading candidates -- Vice President Leni Robredo, Senat...

OCTA Research fellow Guido David on January 31 said then "worst is over” in most parts of the country, saying COVID-19 infections, the latest driven by Omicron variant, have already peaked or peaking. Speaking at Monday’s Pandesal Forum, David said they could imagine that the worst is probably over for most of the country. “Most of Cebu is now seeing a downward trajectory, although Cebu City is actually more advanced in terms of the decrease. The decrease is happenin...

Many people believe bankruptcy as a last resort to save an unsuccessful financial aspect of life. However, financial problems necessitating bankruptcy are not the result of poor decisions. Sometimes people are not financially prepared for a major life change such as unemployment, divorce or illness. This can take a toll not only on a person's health but also on their finances. Nowadays, filing for bankruptcy is considered a good solution for those who cannot pay back th...

Can a lie rally voter to support the candidate? Last week, former President Donald Trump started to insinuate that he is running for president in 2024! As I See It, he is doing it with a campaign platform of lies and deception discrediting the result of the 2020 presidential elections and the January 6 failed insurrection. According to Elaine Godfrey of the Atlantic, the former president’s message at his Arizona rally last week was clear as it was dishonest. He didn’t l...

Sen. Richard Gordon filed a resolution seeking a Senate inquiry into the surge of cybertheft against the public. Gordon, the Senate Justice and Human Rights Committee chairman, said in Senate Resolution 987 that the Upper Chamber must investigate the rising cases of diminishing money from bank accounts of government employees. “The Senate must spearhead an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on strengthening existing pertinent legislation on cybersecurity in close cooperati...

MANILA -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) said on January 28, the Philippines' lifting of the quarantine policy for fully-vaccinated international travelers from countries with visa-free entry to the Philippines and returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) will restore lost jobs and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. "We at the DOT are very thankful to our partners in the IATF-EID (Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases) for approving o...

The Senate Blue Ribbon committee is set to report to the plenary this week the results of its investigation on the alleged PHP42-billion (US$840 million) anomaly involving the government’s purchase of COVID-19 supplies. Among the list of persons recommended for prosecution is President Rodrigo Duterte. According to Blue Ribbon Chairman Sen. Richard Gordon, “The President is part of this. You cannot not mention him (in the report).” Gordon noted that the President had g...

Efforts of the United States and Japan to oppose China’s attempts to advance its illegal claims in the South China Sea are aligned with the interest of the Philippines to preserve sovereign rights in the West Philippine Sea, the Philippines’ former top diplomat said. Former Foreign Affairs Sec. Albert del Rosario issued this statement in response to comments from China that the US and Japan have no business getting involved in the South China Sea since they don’t claim any...

MANILA – Facebook’s and Instagram's parent company Meta's head of APAC Misinformation Policy Alice Budisatrijo told reporters their social media platforms remove election-related misinformation based on its voter interference policy at a virtual press brief last January 27. “Certainly, the Philippine election is very high priority for us,” Budisatrijo said. “We have teams that are dedicated in enforcing our policy and making sure that any threat and risk in the Philippi...

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