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Health & Wealth: Peninsula Toastmasters meeting for good health and longevity

Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, I’ve missed attending the meetings of the Peninsula Toastmasters. Last week, Denise Singh, DTM, active officer of the Peninsula Toastmasters encouraged and reminded me to rejoin the meetings of the club every 2nd and 4th…

THE OUTSIDER: Auspicious start for Tengco-led Pagcor

(Blurbs: “With a highly competent management team assisting him and adequate resources at his disposal, Tengco is well equipped to push the envelope and pursue other reforms like the privatization of land-based casinos and other assets.”) ** Everything’s coming up…

UPSIDE: Council Member Buenaventura resigns, hailed for raising FilAm visibility, pride

By Cherie M. Querol Moreno DALY CITY, Calif. – Seniormost Daly City Council member Ray Buenaventura has resigned from the City Council, abruptly ending a 13-year service highlighted by four terms as Mayor, the one best known for empowering Filipino…

HEALTH & WEALTH: Updated ‘Real Estate & You’ now available at Amazon

As a book author, columnist and licensed Real Estate Broker (DRE 00635976), I’m happy to announce that the updated copies of my best-selling book “REAL ESTATE & YOU” (Eighth Printing) subtitled “Your Basic Guide & Information for Successful Investing in…

OFFLINE: Desperate Duterte now living in fear

Nowhere is the oft-overused ‘karma’ more apt than the case of former president Rodrigo Duterte. His crimes against the Filipino people are many, but none were worse than his ordering the police to go on a killing spree against suspected…

AS I SEE IT: Remembering President Ramon Magsaysay: His frugal and simple life

My friend, actually my Beta Rho Omega Fraternity (BRO) brother from UP-Diliman, Atty. Isagani “Gani” Ramos, reminded me of the late former Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay,  his simple and frugal life style, even when he was already the head of…

UPSIDE: Time for Minister of Loneliness?

SAN MATEO COUNTY Supervisor David Canepa is on to something big. As the Board of Supervisors on January 30 passed 5-0 a resolution declaring loneliness as a public health crisis, the District 5 representative pressed for the creation of a Minister…

HEALTH & WEALTH: Seven good books to read in 2024

My beloved wife Virginia Jimenez Madlaing and I were blessed and fortunate to have family bonding with our daughters Darlene, Joy and their spouses and our grandchildren (John Micheal, Jeremiah and Brendon) last December 21-30, 2023 in Louisiana, USA.  …

AS I SEE IT: From the Original 13, now down to 5: A tribute to a loving brother

With the passing away of my brother Marciano Reasonda Estioko, Jr., 88, the original 13 siblings are now down to 5! He is survived by his 5 siblings: Engr. Romy, Dr. Manny, Computer Programmer Mar, Prof. Elpidio, and RT Technician…

OFFLINE: Goodbye CNN Philippines

From Thursday last week to Monday of this week, I and about 400 other people, more or less, were trapped in an emotional roller coaster. We were all working at CNN Philippines, the local franchisee of the respected CNN (short…