Akala Ko, Tapos Na

Dalawang magulang ang dumalo sa isang university commencement exercise. Kumpare 1: Sa wakas, nagmartsa din ang aking panganay. Magna! Kumpare 2: Inggit ako sa iyo, Pare. Kumpare 1: Magna-nine years na sana sa college kundi pumasang-awa! Teka, bakit tila malungkot ka? Kumpare 2: Summa kasi ang anak ko. Kumpare 1: Wow, ang galing. Ano ‘yan, luha ng tuwa?… Read More »

Stop flying the unfriendly skies

More than a half century after United Airlines launched its famous slogan “Fly the Friendly Skies,” the giant airliner has become a paradox on how to treat its passengers properly and in a friendly manner. After the brutal and bloody removal of Vietnamese doctor David Dao, a paying passenger who had confirmed booking and seat, last Monday to… Read More »

MUSLIM MARRIAGE AND BIGAMY

    Good afternoon! I am married to Catholic in the Philippines. Working in in UAE. I have converted to Islam and now a Muslim. And returned to the Philippines and got married again. Can I be charged  by  my first wife of Bigamy ? Thank you very much!   ANS:  From what can be deciphered in your… Read More »

No honorary doctorate for Duterte

The plan of the University of the Philippines (UP) to confer an honorary doctorate degree on President Rodrigo Duterte has created quite a stir. What is the significance of the ruckus? As soon as word got out that UP was going to give Mr. Duterte an honoris causa, an uproar erupted, not only among UP students and alumni… Read More »

KATHRYN, DANIEL BAD MOMENTS

These days, both Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla have matured beautifully, so those around the duo would echo. Yet they’re the first ones to notice too if something goes wrong in their relationships. That is every time Kathryn in silence takes her back to Daniel and vice versa. This denotes bad moments for the tandem. Kathryn admits her… Read More »

GIVING AND TRANSFERRING OF LAND TO CHILDREN

Q. Hi Atty Wong, Good day. Please advise what is the best way to do when I am planning to give my land to my children given the following conditions: 1. Documents available are transfer certificate of title and deed of absolute sale. 2. The said property was given by my grandparents to me and my brother (deceased)… Read More »

CON ARTISTS GALORE Fraudsters and Impostors in Toronto’s Filipino Community

~  The Filipino community is a happy mix of honest, hardworking individuals, true patriots, uppity social climbers, pretenders, among others. Within this structure, a small army of con artists proliferate. They are everywhere – in community organizations, in media, in business, in glittering social events. It’s quite difficult to fathom why these fraudsters operate with impunity. Is the… Read More »

LASTING FRIENDSHIP EXISTS IN SHOWBIZ

Not a few have a notion that showbiz is a make believe world where no truthful camaraderie existing and pretentious actuations abound. At that, the consensus has it that there’s no lasting friendship transpires, particularly these days. However, in my more than five decades as movie journalist, this writer can attest the presence of real chums in the… Read More »