The new Golden Boy

I must admit I was wrong. But so were Bob Arum and Freddie Roach. In a previous article, entitled “Not exactly a mismatch,” I dared defy veteran boxing writers and experts and even some Filipinos, who said the “Dream Match” between Oscar de la Hoya and Manny Pacquiao was a mismatch, and that De la Hoya would just… Read More »

A nightmare before Christmas

It had the makings of a soap opera, a telenovela starring a MexicanAmerican ring idol and icon, Oscar De La Hoya, aka the “Golden Boy “ of boxing, touted as the heavy favourite against Filipino champion Manny “Pacman “ Pacquaio, the underdog who many predicted stood no chances against his much bigger and superior opponent. The mega-million bout… Read More »

Divorcee getting married in the Philippines

Q. First of all, may God bless you for helping people in all their problems? I am divorced and planning to get married soon. My first marriage was in the Philippines. My question is, am I allowed to marry again in the Philippines. I am a Canadian citizen, by the way. I don’t know if that matters. Thank… Read More »

Maligayang Pasko Ang bati sa inyo!

Alahoy ! Alahoy ! Maligayang Pasko ! Tropa ng Kalabit, bumabati sa inyo ! Ang Diwa ng Pasko kung isasaulo: Tahimik ang mundo, masaya ang tao. * * * Manny ! Money ! Manny ! Pinacquio na lahat ! Ken Le – on ! Ken Tigre ! Pati si Goliath ! Pacquiao ! Walang tinge ! Kabig !… Read More »

The impact of Bolante’s lies

When former Agriculture Undersecretary Jocelyn “Joc-Joc” Bolante finally appeared before the Senate on Friday, senators thought his two-year detention at an immigration holding cell in the United States had softened him and he would spill the beans on the P728-million fertilizer scam. They had another think coming. His health restored after relaxing for more than a week in… Read More »

Dignity in Sharing

I was in the car of a close friend driving along the narrow streets in the west end of Toronto when she slowed down the vehicle as her eye caught the pushcart by the gate of one of the old houses. A man, probably in his late forties was by the stairs of the house picking up some… Read More »

The Driver of Bus 29

The most outstanding and popular driver of the barrio was Mang Badong. He was considered outstanding for he worked for a prestigious bus company that plied between the towns where the barrio was located and the city. During those years, to be a driver for a big bus company was the ambition of many young men in the… Read More »

Marriage License Requirements

Q. Hi ! Atty.Wong, I am presently engaged and planning to marry my girlfriend in the Philippines this coming May 2009. I am now a Canadian citizen. My girlfriend told me that there are legal formalities that I have to comply before being able to marry in the Philippines. I am now 28 years of age. Never been… Read More »

The Thoughts on Christmas in the Barrio

Every year Christmas comes to Christendom in unerring certainty. Symbolized by Christ child, Christmas is for children. However, this red letters day is likewise shared by the elders, for amongst them, there would always be the feeling and thoughts of childhood and the children in them. Christmas, to many of us, is the storehouse of our memories in… Read More »