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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… link: What the Divorce Law Means For Us.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 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

2 years after stabbing, Kvitova into Australian Open final

By Howard Fendrich, Asosciated Press MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Two years ago, Petra Kvitova missed the Australian Open, just weeks after her racket-holding left hand was stabbed by an intruder at her home in the Czech Republic. Two days from now, back at her best during what she calls her "second career," Kvitova will play for the championship at Melbourne Park. Taking control after the court's retractable roof was closed as the temperature soared toward 100 degrees (38 Celsius) Thursday, the No. 7-seeded Kvitova surged to a 7-6 (2), 6-0 semifinal victory over 35th-ranked American Danielle Collins. "It means everything," Kvitova said of reaching her first major final since the December 2016 knife attack that led to hours of surgery on her hand. Kvitova stretched her winning streak to 11 matches and has a chance to rise to No. 1 in the WTA rankings if she can collect her first Australian Open title to go alongside the two she earned at Wimbledon in 2011 and 2014. In Saturday's final, Kvitova will face reigning U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka or 2016 U.S. Open runner-up Karolina Pliskova. It was Pliskova who saved four match points and came back from 5-1 down in the third set to stun Serena Williams in the quarterfinals. Against Collins, a two-time NCAA champion at the University of Virginia who was 0-5 at major tournaments until last week, Kvitova was more aggressive throughout, mixing big lefty forehands and well-timed pushes forward to the tune of a 30-9 edge in total winners. But the key to the outcome might very well have been what happened at 4-all after 35 minutes of action: That's when the decision finally was made to close the 15,000-seat stadium's cover, drawing cheers of approval from broiling spectators. Kvitova probably wanted to applaud, too. "I was happier than the fans that the roof closed," she said afterward. "I like to play indoors. It helped me a little bit." She's made clear over the years she is not a huge fan of playing in stifling heat. Not too many people truly are, of course, but someone like Collins, a 25-year-old from Florida, might be more used to that sort of thing. The match was suspended for about five minutes and when play resumed, it went from being completely even to tilted in Kvitova's favor. She dominated the tiebreaker and the second set. The chair umpire was Carlos Ramos, the official who penalized Williams a game in last year's chaotic U.S. Open final, and Collins got into a couple of testy exchanges with him. First in the tiebreaker, then in the opening game of the second set, Collins protested that Ramos was applying rules differently than umpires had in her earlier matches. Whether or not there was merit to what she was saying, it seemed clear that the back-and-forths with Ramos didn't help Collins......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News40 min. ago

Baliw, Baguio artists call for social change

Baliw is a wordplay on two meanings in Filipino and Ilokano. Baliw in Ilokano means change while it means crazy in Filipino. A month-long art exhibit that features emerging non-traditional art forms that looks into pressing political realities at Villa Romana, an inn along Ambuclao Road......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated News13 hr. 13 min. ago

Explaining the denial of U.S. H2 work visas to Filipinos

Every year (since 2008) the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State publish a list of countries whose nationals are eligible to receive H2A and H2B visas. Philippines has always been on this list except for this year, 2019.   In a surprising announcement through the Federal Register publication on January 18, 2019, the Philippines together with Dominican Republic (H2B only) and Ethiopia were deleted from the list. This means that noFilipinos will be able to receive H2 Visa beginning 2019.   Only limited categories of working visas affected   The working visas impacted by this bad news are limited to the H2A and the H2B visas. &...Keep on reading: Explaining the denial of U.S. H2 work visas to Filipinos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News14 hr. 26 min. ago

Palace deplores ambush of Cebu town mayor | Inquirer News

MANILA, Philippines -- Malacaangdenounced Wednesday the ambush of a Cebu town mayor as it vowedto apply the "full force" of the law on candidates using "illegal" means to win the e.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News19 hr. 39 min. ago

Britain must pay EU bill even in no deal – Barnier

BRUSSELS, Belgium – The British government will face a multibillion euro divorce settlement with the European Union even if it leaves the bloc without a deal, Brussels negotiator Michel Barnier warned Wednesday, January 23. Some anti-Europeans, opposed to a negotiated settlement with Brussels, balk at the idea of settling a bill ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News21 hr. 0 min. ago

Why long-term investment in Crypto is useless

Throughout 2018, the price of Bitcoin fell by more than 400%. Which means that investing in cryptocurrency is a horrible decision. However, there is another way to make money on…READ The post Why long-term investment in Crypto is useless appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News21 hr. 13 min. ago

Why Long-Term Investment in Crypto Is Useless

Throughout 2018, the price of Bitcoin fell by more than 400%. Which means that investing in cryptocurrency is a horrible decision. However, there is another way to make money on…READ The post Why Long-Term Investment in Crypto Is Useless appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2019

Road Board abolition now up for Duterte’s signature

MANILA, Philippines – After weeks of impasse in Congress, the bill abolishing the corruption-laden Road Board is now ready for President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature. The Senate on Tuesday, January 22, adopted the version passed by the House on Monday. This means there will be no bicameral ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

Amputee Sumatran tiger gives birth to cubs

PADANG-LAWAS, Indonesia – A Sumatran tiger with an amputated paw has given birth to a pair of cubs in Indonesia, amid fears for the future of the critically endangered species. Gadis – whose name means girl in Indonesian – delivered her babies at the Padang Lawas conservation area in North Sumatra about ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

May presents Plan B to UK parliament | The Manila Times Online

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May unveils her Brexit Plan B to parliament on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) after MPs shredded her European Union (EU) divorce deal, deepening the politicalREAD Th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

Go For Gold skateboarders show promise in Tokyo qualifier - Philippine Star

Go For Gold skateboarders show promise in Tokyo qualifier Philippine Star Skateboarders Margielyn Didal and Christiana Means of Team Go For Gold Philippines have shown the resolve needed in their cha.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 21st, 2019

Liberalization of sugar importation worries local industry | Inquirer Business

Stakeholders of the sugar industry are not that optimistic with the governments decision to liberalize sugar imports in the country as a means to address the spike in the commoditys retail prices. The.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 21st, 2019

Go For Gold skateboarders show promise in Tokyo qualifier

Skateboarders Margielyn Didal and Christiana Means of Team Go For Gold Philippines have shown the resolve needed in their challenging journey to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2019

UK PM May refuses to rule out no-deal Brexit

LONDON, United Kingdom – British Prime Minister Theresa May scrambled to put together a new Brexit strategy after MPs rejected her EU divorce deal , and insisted she could not rule out a potentially damaging "no-deal" split. The world's fifth-largest economy is in political turmoil and grasping for solutions that could smooth its planned ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

British Businesses Call for ‘Plan B’ After Brexit Deal Rejected

British businesses urged the government to take an immediate action to introduce a “Plan B” after Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was rejected overwhelming in the Parliament on Tuesday night. Catherine McGuinness, policy chair at the City of London Corporation, tweeted that “parliament’s decision to reject the Government’s deal means businesses across the UK […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Hontiveros seeks absolute divorce in PH | The Manila Times Online

SEN. Risa Hontiveros filed a measure legalizing absolute divorce in the country. The senator on January 14 filed Senate Bill 2184, which allows divorce as she noted that the PhilippinesREAD The post H.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

British PM faces confidence vote after Brexit humiliation

LONDON, United Kingdom --- Prime Minister Theresa May was expected to win a confidence vote on Wednesday despite a crushing defeat over her Brexit deal that triggered warnings of a chaotic "no-deal" divorce. MPs on Tuesday rejected May's deal on leaving the European Union, leaving the Brexit process in limbo with just 73 days to go before the official departure date. May suffered the biggest government defeat in modern British history when the House of Commons rejected by 432 votes to 202 the deal she struck with Brussels last year after 18 months of negotiation. The EU immediately warned that the vote raises the risk of a hugely disruptive "no deal" Brexit where Britain cou...Keep on reading: British PM faces confidence vote after Brexit humiliation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Hontiveros seeks ‘absolute divorce’ in PH

SEN. Risa Hontiveros filed a measure legalizing “absolute divorce” in the country. The senator on January 14 filed Senate Bill 2184, which allows divorce as she noted that the Philippines…READ The post Hontiveros seeks ‘absolute divorce’ in PH appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019