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  • People & Entertainment

    To the Man Who Helped Me Color My Life

    It should have been a surprise reunion with my favorite professor in University of Sto. Tomas but my day turned gloomy upon hearing of heartbreaking news. It has been years since I visited my alma mater and if not for a client meeting in Morayta which ended earlier than scheduled, I would not have thought of passing by Beato Angelico Building where I spent my college life. I was excited to see ‘Sir’ whom has been instrumental in my 6-year journey in the College of Fine Arts and Design. If not for his patience and support for working students like me, I will not be an art director today. It…

  • Security & Safety

    There Is No Room for Childish Acts in Helping the Fight Against Criminality

    National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Chief Major General Guillermo Eleazar recently confirmed that the local executive in Metro Manila who committed “childish acts” is Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro. Teodoro is said to be the mayor who Philippine National Police Chief General Oscar Albayalde referred as the one who withdrew support to the policemen in his area. Albayalde earlier revealed that the mayor got irked when he was not informed that the Chief of Police in the city was promoted to a new post and a new acting chief was assigned. Under the law, local chief executives may choose who will be appointed as Chief of Police in their…

  • News & Current Events,  Security & Safety

    Rewarding the Good Eggs and Punishing the Bad Eggs in the Police Force

    When those who are expected to shield innocent people from harm are the ones who committed misdeeds, then who will guarantee public security and safety? This is not to cast doubts in our authorities but to serve as a wake-up call for everyone. In every organization, there are what they called the “bad eggs” or the corrupt and abusive individuals staining the image of the institution. The Philippine National Police (PNP) is no exemption. PNP National Capital Regional Police Office Director Major General Guillermo Eleazar lost his temper to Police Corporal Marlo Quibete of Eastern Police District-District Drug Enforcement Unit (EPD-DDEU) when he was caught in the act of extorting…

  • Advocacy,  Standpoint

    Save the Students from Hell

    The recent arrest of the two college students who allegedly tried to market around P1.5 million worth of suspected party drugs and “shabu” is another reason for the government to implement drastic measures to protect the youth. It will be a nightmare for every parent learning that their child became a victim (either being a user or pusher) of illegal drugs. But why wait when we can do something to prevent it? The government has intensified the campaign against illegal drugs since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed the post. Thousands of drug suspects have died and arrested but apparently, drug syndicates are relentless. The wisdom of “prevention is better than cure”…

  • Business & Features,  International,  News Coverages,  Politics & Law,  Reviews

    Cebuana Lhuillier Micro Savings: A Convenient Way to Save Money

    Many Filipinos opted to save money at home because of banking fears especially when an ordinary account holder could not afford to maintain the transactions in financial institutions and the bank will take away every single centavo left because of dormancy charges. After successfully created a bank account with numerous requirements and high initial deposit, the next problem for a customer is the maintaining balance which is usually not below P3,000 or depending on the bank’s policy. Also, bank operations usually opens at 9:00AM and closes as late as 4:30 PM. What if you what to immediately deposit your hard-earned salary or withdraw more than P20,000 (usual allowable withdrawal amount…

  • Business & Features

    Real Estate: The Career Move for You

    When thinking about a new career, perhaps the world of real estate has entered your mind. If the idea of making your own schedule, meeting new and interesting people and helping them find their dream home sounds appealing, then becoming a real estate agent may be your calling. Like many other professions, there are a few steps required before you can begin work. Here are some tips on how to get a real estate license and start your new journey. The Starting Steps To become a real estate agent in any state, there are three minimum requirements to start the process. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Have a high school diploma or…

  • News & Current Events,  People & Entertainment

    Servicio Filipino and ACT Partnership to Boost Work Readiness in Philippines

    The problem with human resources development in the Philippines is real and there something that must be done. Today. The Servicio Filipino, Inc. (SFI) has signed a partnership with ACT, Inc. which will help address the assessment needs of the Filipino labor force in terms of building the human capital in line with the current skills. Luis “Lloyd” Alberto Anastacio II, President and Chief Executive Officer, SFI Group of Companies, said that the partnership will use ACT System as a tool for the upgrading the skills of students and trainees entering the work force. “We will implement the full-scale Work Ready Communities (WRC) framework in the Philippines. The main purpose…

  • Business & Features,  Reviews

    eBooks Provide a Cost-Effective Option for Education

    Education costs never seem to go down, do they? While there may be many reasons for this, parents and educators have expressed growing concerns that financial burden may make it difficult for everyone to receive a quality education. Schools might cut back on extracurricular activities, hire less qualified teachers, or end up with overcrowding because larger school systems are difficult to maintain. One surprising way that schools are saving money for themselves and for students is by turning to eBooks instead of printouts and classic textbooks. How eBooks Work Most schools are able to provide students with their own iPad or other e-readers. Once a student has an e-reader, it’s simple…

  • Business & Features

    5 Things You Should Know About Reverse Mortgages

    Reverse mortgages are often touted as an excellent option for older homeowners who need access to extra funds. However, like anything else in life, there are both benefits and drawbacks associated with taking a reverse mortgage out. In order to make a choice that is financially sound and viable for you, you will need to do careful research before making your decision. Here are five things that you should know about reverse mortgages to get you started. Are You Eligible? The first thing you should do is figure out whether or not you’re eligible for a reverse mortgage. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, reverse mortgages are…