Just recently, Movie, TV, Radio Classification Board (MTRCB), summoned TV executives of ABS-CBN twice in a row. Firstly, for the foul language used in some scenes of the top rating TV drama series Pangako sa Iyo (Daniel Padilla-Kathryn Bernardo). The board found it unsuitable for Kids. Secondly, after receiving many complaints from TV viewers, MTRCB… Read More »


Q. Hi attorney, I’m from Canada. I got married in the Philippines to a Filipina since 2011. We have two daughters, three (3) and two (2) years old respectively. They are in the Philippines with my wife. At first my marriage seems perfect, we did plan to live here in Canada since it has a… Read More »

‘Tuwid na daan’ only for foes

Four legal luminaries confirmed what has been obvious all along – that the Aquino administration practices “selective justice” in dealing with corruption. It took Vice President Jojo Binay five years to state what many people, including this writer, have been saying from the very first year of this hypocritical administration that has been boasting of… Read More »

CURRENTS & BREAKING NEWS commentary: Enverga’s Historical Bullshit

PHILIPPINE VILLAGE VOICE/The Filipino Web Channel   – Redefining Community News Currents & Breaking News Volume 9, Issue No. 30 OPINION/COMMENTARY / News That Fears None, Views That Favor Nobody / . . . . . A community service of The Filipino Web Channel ( and the Philippine Village Voice ( for the information and understanding of Filipinos and the diverse communities in North America… Read More »

Grace Poe grabs front-runner status

MANILA Sen. Grace Poe hasn’t been around much. In fact, there’s a doubt, or intrigue, among her detractors that she doesn’t qualify to run for either president or vice president because she lacks the required residency in the country of 10 years. But, for someone who’s relatively newly repatriated back here (from America), she’s been… Read More »

ENVERGA VS. NERI Defamation Case Hearing Continues July 17

TORONTO – On Friday (July 17) next week, the Small Claims Court on Sheppard will wind up hearing a defamation case that has highlighted, essentially, the dangers of speaking out in a community so compact everyone is a friend of a friend or a relative of a relative, a town/provincemate, class/schoolmate, a homeland neighbour, a… Read More »

THE RUSTIAS AGAIN Toronto Fashion Week Controversy Redux

~  By ordinary journalism standards, the story is old, not quite relevant to recycle unless an urgent reason exists to resurface it. Baffling it may be for some reason. But it’s actually a no-brainer to conjecture what might have prompted a news network in Manila and a left-leaning tabloid in Toronto to publish a story… Read More »

Mamang Sorbetero

By Butch Galicia. One late afternoon, my granddaughters Zoe, 5, and Zarah, 4, threw tantrums, as believable as might be, while Grandma Evelyn led them into the apartment. The girls, fresh from school, had only three big words for all in ear range: “Ice cream truck!” My grandsons Gabriel, 12, and Raphael, 10, joined their… Read More »


Q. I have a question regarding sa land title po namin, my father and my mother passed away sometime in 1975 and 2007 respectively . Yung naka indicate po sa land title is pangalan ng mother ko married to my father, since tatlo na lng po kaming natirang magkapatid, gusto po namin na matransfer yung… Read More »