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Thank you for your service, President Barack Obama

IT was President Barack Obama who welcomed me and my family when we took our oaths as new citizens of the United States of America in 2012. It was during his presidency when I first exercised my sacred right and … Continue reading

January 18, 2017

“#LeniLeaks” : Are criticisms of Duterte’s drug policy and the call for his resignation an act of sedition OR free speech?

Many kababayans in the Philippines and here in the United States have been asking me about the truth behind #LeniLeaks — a trending topic on social media that talks about the alleged plot by supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo … Continue reading

January 11, 2017

Warning to all California drivers on new law re: cellphone use

BEFORE YOU DRIVE, take the time to know these new laws in California or you may end up paying hefty fines and have a record of violating laws. The State of California has already been implementing a law that says … Continue reading

January 07, 2017

Do you feel optimistic and excited about US politics in 2017?

CRYSTAL BALL — what do you reveal?  After a divisive, toxic and confusing election season in 2016, will it be an enlightening, hopeful and promising year for U.S. politics in 2017? On Tuesday, January 3, Re-elected Speaker of the House … Continue reading

January 04, 2017

Letting go and letting God into 2017

In response to my previous article, one reader asked me about how one can possibly let go of worries, anger and pain brought about by the past when these are real emotions and real concerns that we just cannot kiss … Continue reading

December 31, 2016

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