Abad deserved students’ ire

While I cannot condone the rough treatment accorded Budget Secretary Butch Abad by some students of the University of the Philippines last week, when he was pelted with stones and coins after a speech at the School of Economics, I must also say that I quite agree with their demand that he be made accountable… Read More »

Another crooked turn in “daang matuwid”

Amid findings by the Commission on Audit that close to P2.8 million worth of relief for survivors of typhoon Yolanda were lost to spoilage and that P58 million worth of other supplies were spoiled or wasted due to improper storage, the Palace – true to its customary reactions – said President Aquino won’t fire DSWD… Read More »

HEIRS OPPOSING THE SALE OF PROPERTY

Q. Hi atty, We have a house we want to sell. It was owned by our parents. My father died already so we executed an EXTRA JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT document. We already paid the estate tax and donors tax. Under the extra judicial settlement. 50% of the property goes to our mom who is still alive,… Read More »

WRITS OF AMPARO, HABEAS DATA FOR MANCAO NOW!

CHICAGO (JGL) – The broad-daylight kidnapping preserved early this month by a cell phone camera along EDSA in Mandaluyong took a page from a similar abduction 14 years ago that nipped in the bud the young Joseph “Erap” Estrada presidency. While a witness to the abduction of publicist Salvador “Bubby” Dacer and Dacer’s driver, Emmanuel… Read More »

ROBIN APPROVES OF RAYVER TO BE KYLIE’ S BF

Because of Robin Padilla’s open dislike for the ex lover of his daughter Kylie Padilla, none other than Aljur Abrenica, a colleague queried Robin about his comment on Rayver Cruz who’s reportedly the new ardent suitor of Kylie. According to my source, Robin approves of Rayver to be Kylie’s bf to be for he’s known… Read More »

Measures of Time

“Are we there yet?” my five year old grandniece asked just a few minutes after the car started. “It is quite a distance yet,” I replied. This conversation was repeated several times during the trip from the child’s school to our home. The response varied as we neared our destination to, “about ten minutes more”,… Read More »

Philippine police, the people’s predators

MANILA Crimes involving cops themselves have been rampant here lately. President Benigno Aquino III must order Interior Secretary Mar Roxas and National Police Chief Alan Purisima to crack down on erring policemen. High-profile crimes involving police reveal a loose sense of duty and a faulty understanding of their responsibilities. It makes one wonder about their training,… Read More »

ESTATE TAX AND BIR WOES

Hi Atty. Wong , my name is Tessie and I’m from Seattle, Washington.  Our mother migrated and lived here in Seattle for about 8 years and also died here in Seattle.     We are at the present time trying to transfer the title of the land that our deceased mother bought in the Philippines. We are… Read More »