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  • News & Current Events,  Politics & Law

    DOLE’s Salary Rules for January 31

    January 31 was recently declared by Philippine President Benigno Aquino III as special non-working holiday. This is in celebration of Chinese New Year, noting that there’s a huge population of Filipino-Chinese in the country. It’s just so ironic that while we respect the tradition, the government and its people were gradually facing the sanctions by China after the President’s failure to apologize in the deadly hostage-taking in Luneta, Manila. Nevertheless, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has released the guidelines for employees in paying their workers who will go on duty tomorrow. (click the infographic to read)

  • International,  News & Current Events

    Bieber Arrested, Makes Bail on DUI Charges

    Days after neighbors filed a complaint alleging him of causing tens of thousands of dollars in damages to their property, Justin Bieber was nabbed for driving under the influence and resisting arrest. It looked like he had a little too much for his system to handle. Away from the high tech kaoss pad 3 plus DJ mixers of the dance clubs, Bieber took to the streets to burn rubber in an impromptu drag racing. With him during his escapade was a female friend and his own entourage who was responsible for blocking off traffic so that Bieber can drag race in a borrowed yellow Lamborghini. When he was arrested, Bieber…

  • News & Current Events,  Security & Safety

    Drug Bust in BGC Boost Hunch on Mexican Drug Cartel Connection

    After the string of operations the National Bureau of Investigation’s anti-narcotic agents conducted in recent months, yet another drug bust happened mid-week in the luxury neighborhood of the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. What the authorities discovered further supported intelligence reports that the Mexican drug cartel has found its way to the country in its efforts to go skirt the radar in high-profile locations in the Americas. Cuffed and brought under custody were two Canadian nationals and their Filipino accomplice. Their operation of an “illegal drug kitchen” escaped the attention of the BGC condominium’s 24 hour corporate site security. In the perpetrators’ rented condominium unit, authorities found various kinds of…

  • Reviews

    The Difference Between State and Federal Courts

    State and federal courts are similar in many ways, but they have very different structures. Many legal professionals gain experience in both systems, while others spend their entire career in a single court. Joe Tacopina criminal lawyer, a former New York prosecutor, explains the difference in an online slide presentation. According to Tacopina, the federal courts have little variation. They are directly governed by the United States Supreme Court and laws that are written into the Constitution. Although state courts abide by the same laws, they are also subject to individual state laws. United States Federal Courts In the United States, the federal judiciary is one of three branches of…

  • News Coverages

    PMA Alumni Homecoming 2014

    One of the most awaited events in Fort Del Pilar in Baguio City is the PMA Alumni Homecoming where officers are commended for their selfless service for the country and where outstanding alumni are also given recognition for their achievements. This year’s homecoming will be celebrated with a series of activities from February 16 to 19. Aside from the traditional Alumni Parade, there will be the PMA Alumni Battle of Classes Golf Tournament, a fun run, and the PMA Canteen Cup. The host class this year is the Philippine Military Academy Masikhay Class of 1999 who are also celebrating their 15th year of graduation. Among the social responsibilities of the…

  • Reviews

    5 Easy Tips In Building Emergency Fund

    Managing your finances can be intimidating. From balancing checkbooks to maintaining a budget, there are lots of details that need to be taken care of. Luckily, you do not have to be a financial guru like Gary Crittenden of HGGC to learn how to save money. Here are 5 easy tips for building an emergency fund: 1. Figure out how much you need. Life rarely goes exactly the way that you plan it. Having an emergency fund that you can rely on during emergencies or temporary unemployment is a must. The first step to building an emergency fund is to sit down and determine how much you need to save.…

  • Reviews

    A Lawyer Can Help With Insurance Claims

    The law can be a very confusing thing for the layperson when he or she even considers it. Most of the time people just expect that everyone else will be doing his or her best to make the right choices even in a bad situation. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case when it comes to individuals. (People just make poor choices when they are stressed, angry, or scared.) It is even less true for companies and organizations. If you need to file for disability or workers compensation, you will want to get an attorney who specializes in that type of law like Michael Sullivan, disability lawyer, involved as soon as possible. Workers Comp If you…

  • News Coverages

    Black Nazarene Procession Route

    Every 9th of January is the most awaited date of millions of devotees of the Black Nazarene. This is the day that poor and rich people come together as they tried to get near in the Black Nazarene. We can expect some injuries, jammed mobile signals and closed roads to traffic. The image of the Black Nazarene was already transferred to Quirino Grandstand last night, ahead of the annual procession on Thursday. And to those who are concerned about the procession route from Quirino Grandstand to the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila, it was learned that the procession would no longer cross the MacArthur Bridge as…