COMMENTARY: BRUTAL DEATHS OF OFWs IN KUWAIT — WHEN WILL THE PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT ADDRESS EFFECTIVELY THIS ISSUE?

  On February 14 this year, 38-year-old Teresa Quedding from Guimba, Tarlac arrived in Kuwait to work as a domestic helper — to pursue her dream of bigger earnings and a better future for her family. > But on July 15 or just five months into her work in Kuwait, her cold body was brought…

IS NINOY AQUINO, A NATIONAL HERO, STILL RELEVANT TO OFWs AND ALL OTHER PINOYS TODAY?

Thirty-three years ago today on August 21, 1983, former senator Benigno Aquino was shot dead while being led out by a group of soldiers through a side door of an aircraft that brought him back to the Philippines after several years of medical furlough and exile in the United States. He could have stayed in…

SHOULD THERE BE DIFFERENT WORK QUALIFICATIONS AND PAY LEVELS FOR FILIPINO DOMESTIC HELPERS IN HONG KONG?

Labor Attache to Hong Kong Jalilo Dela Torre floated this great idea in his Facebook post yesterday and it for obvious reasons, it immediately drew support from mostly OFWs in this city. Dela Torre said the idea was suggested to him by an owner of an employment agency – for Pinay helpers in Hong Kong…

MAY 2016 ELECTIONI – BATTLE BETWEEN FORCES OF GOOD AGAINST EVIL

              The April 26-29 survey of Pulse Asia, commissioned by ABS CBN, shows Rodrigo Duterte (33%) retaining his double-digit lead over Mar Roxas (22%) and Grace Poe (21%), following a similar trend tracked by Social Weather Station, another credible survey company, a few days before the May 9 election.             Analysts, however, said that…

IS DUTERTE FREE OF CORRUPTION AMID NEW CLAIM HIS FAMILY OWNS 41 PROPERTIES? IF NOT, IS HE FIT TO BECOME PRESIDENT?

First off, I’m not a paid blogger or anyone’s propagandist. So if any Duterte diehard fans bashes me with personal insults, not on issues, I reserve the right to bash back harder than you bash me. Second, this blog presents my personal views and opinions, and analyses of what’s going in the Philippines today. A…

WHY DUTERTE FANS SHOULD FEAR FOR THEIR JOBS AND FAMILY MEMBERS’ LIVELIHOOD AND FUTURE

Fans of Rodrigo Duterte should first think of their jobs and daily food for their children, siblings and parents before casting their vote for the Davao city mayor on May 9. Why so? Simple. If Duterte fans don’t wise up soon enough, they are likely to regret ever voting for him after being led into…

CAN DUTERTE BE IMPEACHED FOR CORRUPTION & OTHER ISSUES EVEN AFTER HE WINS PRESIDENCY?

Just like Vice President Jejomar Binay, presidential frontrunner Rodrigo Duterte now faces a very serious allegation of hiding unexplained wealth in the form of P211 million in a bank account in San Juan city in Metro Manila. His failure to disclose the huge amount, coupled with an apartment on P. Guevarra Street also in that…