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What the Divorce Law Means For Us

Yesterday, the Divorce Bill was passed in its second reading. It's now another step closer to getting implemented into law which is a good thing. We know there are those who are against divorce and how it destroys the sanctity of marriage, et cetera, et cetera. It's understandable, but people need to realize that this law will benefit couples who are in unhappy marriages. Our columnist B. Wiser said that people "get married with the best intentions,wishing it to endure as a happy, fruitful, and mutually beneficial union for as long as it reasonably can." However, when it goes awry, Filipinos have the option to separate from their spouses or to get an annulment. The latter is co...Keep on reading: What the Divorce Law Means For Us.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerMar 16th, 2018

What the Divorce Law Means For Us

Yesterday, the Divorce Bill was passed in its second reading. It's now another step closer to getting implemented into law which is a good thing. We know there are those who are against divorce and how it destroys the sanctity of marriage, et cetera, et cetera. It's understandable, but people need to realize that this law will benefit couples who are in unhappy marriages. Our columnist B. Wiser said that people "get married with the best intentions,wishing it to endure as a happy, fruitful, and mutually beneficial union for as long as it reasonably can." However, when it goes awry, Filipinos have the option to separate from their spouses or to get an annulment. The latter is co...Keep on reading: What the Divorce Law Means For Us.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Under federalism, Congress may ask President to disclose documents on foreign loans

The Consultative Committee (Con-com) reviewing the 1987 Constitution has unanimously approved a provision granting Congress the power to request from the President documents involving foreign loans. This means that under the proposed federal Charter, the President must submit all pertinent documents relative to foreign loans upon request of either the Senate or the House of Representatives. The provision was part of the revision of Section 20 of the 1987 Constitution which provides that the President may contract or guarantee foreign loans on behalf of the country with prior concurrence of the Monetary Board. According to the proposed amendments disclosed to the media on Wednesd...Keep on reading: Under federalism, Congress may ask President to disclose documents on foreign loans.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News2 hr. 10 min. ago

LOOK: Sen. Tito Sotto’s Wikipedia page gets multiple edits after his election as Senate President

Strange things have been happening in the internet since Senator Vicente "Tito" Sotto III was elected Senate President last May 21, Monday. Sotto's election was met with mixed views by many, with the masses taking to social media to express their grievances about it. Much of the criticisms were rooted from him being embroiled in controversies in the past; some of the memorable ones include his alleged plagiarism of United States Senator Robert Kennedy's speech and his "na-ano lang" single mom remark to former social welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo. While some critics of Sotto continue to be loud in expressing their opposition, some have also taken to more furtive and stealthy means....Keep on reading: LOOK: Sen. Tito Sotto’s Wikipedia page gets multiple edits after his election as Senate President.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News2 hr. 10 min. ago

Eat all you can at Max’s, Pancake House, Yellow Cab and more this June

MANILA, Philippines – If you can’t get enough of Max’s Fried Chicken or Pancake House’s famous tacos, you’re in for a treat. The Max’s Group recently launched All-You-Can Wednesdays, and 8 restaurants under its casual dining group are part of the action. This means that every Wednesday for the month of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News11 hr. 49 min. ago

Only six players return after UST’s worst finish in F4 era

Without a doubt, University of Sto. Tomas will be different under new head coach Aldin Ayo. Not only has the multi-league champion coach installed his patented “Mayhem,” he has also completely changed the makeup of the Growling Tigers. In fact, only six players will be back in action from last year’s team – reinforcement Steve Akomo, Henric Caunan, Zachy Huang, Leon Lorenzana, Vaughn Soriano, and team captain Marvin Lee. Last year’s squad slogged through a 1-13 season – the school’s worst showing in the Final Four era. That means that no longer in Espana – or on the roster, at the very least – are Justin Arana, Reggie Boy Basibas, Oliver de Guzman, Carlo Escalambre, Christian Garcia, Ben Kwawukumey, Joco Macasaet, MR Romero, and Jordan Sta. Ana. According to Ayo, those players have left on their own volition and have decided to try their luck elsewhere. In their places, the NCAA and UAAP champion coach has recruited blue-chip high school prospects CJ Cansino and Mike Enriquez who were both MVPs as well as solid pieces in Toby Agustin, Sherwin Concepcion, Makoy Marcos, and Kenneth Zamora. More importantly, all set to come back and make use of their last playing year are spitfire guard Renzo Subido and scoring forward Embons Bonleon. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News16 hr. 49 min. ago

PUV upgrades to be required for fuel vouchers

THE DEPARTMENT of Transportation (DoTr) said that it is preparing to issue fuel vouchers for public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers and operators affected by higher fuel taxes, and may restrict voucher eligibility to those who have modernized their vehicle fleets. At the House ways and means committee hearing yesterday on the second package of the […] The post PUV upgrades to be required for fuel vouchers appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News17 hr. 49 min. ago

Bapa SEJA

Bapa is a Bahasa term that means “father,” and I use it here in honor of a man whom I look up to like a father — a man who had done so much for his country and for the international community as well. He was my boss, my mentor, a colleague in government service and in several advocacies, a good and dear friend......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Davao’s Archbishop Emeritus: “Given all the means, the Meranaws can rebuild Marawi by themselves”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 May) — “Given all the means, the Meranaws can rebuild Marawi by themselves,” Archbishop Emeritus Fernando Capalla said as he advised those at the forefront of rehabilitation efforts in the country’s lone Islamic city to understand that for the Meranaws, “culture and religion are very important.” Capalla, Bishop-administrator of Marawi […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Nadal eyes 11th French Open but insists Rome triumph means nothing

ROME, Italy – Rafael Nadal insisted Sunday, May 20, that his stunning 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 comeback win over Alexander Zverev which delivered an 8th Rome Masters title will have no impact on his campaign to lift an 11th French Open. German second seed and defending champion Zverev was 3-1 up ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

No more Eat Bulaga! for Senate President Tito Sotto for now

  MANILA, Philippines – Newly elected Senate President Vicente Sotto III bade a temporary goodbye to Eat Bulaga, the country's longest-running noontime television show that helped propel him to power. "Papaalam na muna ako (I will temporarily leave)," Sotto told reporters on Monday, May 21. Asked if this means he would ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Duterte denies doing nothing about sea row

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte assured the Filipinos that he is finding ways to resolve the maritime dispute with China but reiterated on Saturday that pressing the country’s claims in the West Philippine Sea means trouble which the country cannot afford. In his speech at the ceremonial opening of the Alegia, Cebu….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Xi to DU30: Let’s not ruin our relationship

President Rodrigo Duterte assured that he is finding ways about our maritime dispute but reiterated on Saturday that insisting on our claims against China in the West Philippine Sea means trouble that our country cannot afford. But in his speech at the ceremonial opening of the Alegia, Cebu oilfield, Duterte….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Confronting China means trouble – Duterte

Trouble would ensue if the Philippines insisted on its maritime claims in the South China Sea, President Duterte said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

The soul of the Filipino expressed in fabric

THE ANCIENTS wove their dreams and aspirations into fabric, and the theme has been consistent through fashion. An exhibit featuring the clothes and collections of legendary Filipina designer Patis Tesoro is on display in the Destileria Limtuaco in Intramuros, telling Filipinos through textile what it means to be a Filipino: what we have been, and […] The post The soul of the Filipino expressed in fabric appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Cost-efficient doesn’t mean free

Cost-efficient has now become a buzz adjective. It pertains to a service or a commodity that provides a faster process and convenience. When something is cost-efficient, it means there will be less hassle, higher productivity and much less cost. Wait. That last point deserves a second thought. The reality is that cost-efficiency isn’t free and [...] The post Cost-efficient doesn’t mean free appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

BIR reports increase in electronic ITR filing

The number of taxpayers who filed their income tax returns through electronic means further increased as the Bureau of Internal Revenue made it a more convenient way to beat this year's deadli.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

PBA: Backup is on its way for TNT

Backup is on its way for TNT. The KaTropa are set to be reunited with import Joshua Smith, the very same reinforcement that had the team in the Commissioner's Cup Finals last season. After letting go of Jeremy Tyler, who was unimpressive in four games with TNT, team manager Virgil Villavicencio confirmed Friday that Smith will play in the KaTropa's next game on June 1. The hulking import is expected to touch down in Manila on May 25. Against the Blackwater Elite, TNT went All-Filipino but it hardly mattered as the KaTropa rolled to a 120-101 win. Head coach Nash Racela also confirmed that Smith's team in Japan has been eliminated from contention. That means unless out of the blue happens, Smith's scheduled should be right on track and he will be available when TNT takes on Columbian two weeks from now. "To tell you honestly, si Joshua Smith had a stint in Japan. Based on his schedule, we’re really looking at end of May, so during the All Star break," Racela said. "Yeah, they’re already out doon sa Japan. Right now, he’s available," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Small town in Estonia puts cannabis leaf on its flag

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- The southern Estonian municipality of Kanepi has a cannabis leaf on its new flag -- because that's what its name means in Estonian. Andrus Seeme, mayor for Kanepi&#.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Denuclearization, sanctions, peace: Issues facing Trump-Kim summit

WASHINGTON DC, USA – If it actually takes place, the historic summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and US President Donald Trump – currently slated for June 12 – will focus on the "denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula. But what that phrase actually means to both sides may ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Hackers breach US company tracking phones for authorities

MANILA, Philippines – A hacker breached Securus, a company providing US law enforcement with the means to track phones in the country, Motherboard reported Thursday, May 17. The report points to lax security standards at a company with the power to allow law enforcement to track people's phones and undertake ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018