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Health & Wealth: Documents needed for sale of Philippine properties without going home

As an accredited and commissioned Notary Public and founder of Mobile Signing Services, I received call and text from the daughters of elderly couple (ages 97and 90) requesting assistance and help for the signing and notarization of documents needed in…

HEALTH & WEALTH: Reader finds solution to health problems with Synergy B-10

After reading my column “Amazing Synergy B-10 health food supplement” in the Philippine News Today,” Louie Whitney called me last Monday morning, April 1, 2024  to order some bottles of B-10 for his health problems. Louie told me that he…

As I See It: Asian American Stories Video Contest 2023-2024 ends, judging begins

After almost 10 months of campaigning for Asian Americans to tell their stories with the theme “All of Us Belong Here” launched in June last year, the 16-man board of judges led by its chairman Joel Wong started this week screening…

Upside: San Mateo County to invest $1M to fight loneliness – Supervisor Canepa

Canepa: County to invest $1M to fight loneliness REDWOOD CITY, California  – Loneliness is real, it’s normal – despite common notion that it afflicts only specific populations, and it’s definitely widespread.   US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy last year issued…

Offline: In praise of BBM, sort ofOffline:

I never thought I’d ever do this, but I’m at least sure I will do this once and only once. There will be no take two. Never. So here goes: I must praise Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for how he has…

Through a Looking Glass: The amazing Lea Salonga

        It’s been almost a year since  I last saw a performance of the amazing Lea Salonga at her solo concert at Cache Creek Casino and hotel in May, 2023.          Multi-awarded Lea is…

The Outsider (Melandrew T. Velasco): More infrastructures for development – RSA

This month, the IRR of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Code will take effect.  With the PPP and its IRR in place, an enabling environment for the private sector to participate in government projects is strengthened. Hopefully, more from the private…

Wealth & Health (Art G. Madlaing): Clients cite need, commend mobile signing services

Last month, Ed and Myrna, husband and wife, called Mobile Signing Services (MSS) and requested help and assistance in the signing, notarization and apostille follow-up on Special Power of Attorney (SPA) needed in the Philippines. Ed called my cell phone…

Alice H. Reyes: Birthday wishes to Goya Navarrete

  Next Monday, April 8, Gloria “Goya” Navarrete, a long time resident of  South San Francisco, will be marking another milestone in her life.        The BFF of my late sister, Carmen Hernandez, Goya has become a part…

As I See It: All Fools Day: Don’t be fooled!

Have you been fooled on April Fools’ Day? Yes, this is a practical joke, a bitter prank, if you are not familiar with the annual custom, well… hoax if you will, that’s victimizing many, even today. Jokesters often expose their actions…