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KathNiel, Coco Martin among top celebrity taxpayers in 2022

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) honored top celebrity taxpayers for 2022 which include Kapamilya stars Coco Martin, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. The regional office of the BIR in Quezon City said that the tandem, also known by their…

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Anne Curtis finishes Tokyo Marathon, aims for World Marathon Majors medal

Actress-host Anne Curtis is now halfway in her journey to chase six stars as she aims for World Marathon Majors medal. This was after her successful run in the 2023 Tokyo Marathon last week, her mother network ABS-CBN reported. In…

Inflation still high at 8.6%; President okays inter-agency committee to combat inflation

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has approved the creation of a high-level inter-agency advisory body to mitigate inflation and ensure food and energy security,  National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary Arsenio Balisacan reported. Balisacan said the advisory body…

ART GABOT MADLAING: Notarization and proof of life

Rosemary, an old client, called and text me last week requesting help and assistance in the notarization and apostille of Special Power of Attorney (SPA) prepared by her lawyer for the sale of some real estate properties in the Philippines. …

Carlos Yulo captures gold, parallel bars silver, vault bronze in Doha campaign

DOHA, Qatar  — After ruling the floor exercise for a gold medal, Filipino gymnast Carlos Yulo captured silver in parallel bars and and bronze in vault competitions at the 2023 International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Artistic Gymnastics World Cup series in Doha, Qatar over…

OFFLINE: Misunderstanding the plight of jeepney drivers and operators

Throughout the years, I look back and find that I have known a handful of jeepney drivers. I can recall at least four, with whom I’ve had the pleasure of sharing a drink or two. Or three or four. I…

Even San Francisco’s Chinatown not a safe haven against Asian hate

By Gilda P. Balan, Correspondent SAN FRANCISCO – A recent syndicated  story from ABC News Internet Ventures entitled ‘Anti-Asian racism still haunts San Francisco community’ relates the story of the Jeung family. Back in the late 1800s, the Jeungs were forced…

Philippines debt rises to P13.7-Trillion as of January 2023

MANILA – The national government’s total outstanding debt rose to P13.7 trillion as of the end of January from P13.42 trillion the previous month, the Bureau of Treasury saidy. The P279.623 billion or 2.1 percent increase was due to the…

VP Harris meets, rallies small business, local officials in SF Chinatown

By Jun Nucum SAN FRANCISCO – The second highest official of the land took time out to have roundtable-type conversations with San Francisco small business owners, local official and community leaders at Him Mark Lai Library in Chinatown.to highlight the Biden-Harris Administration’s investments to…

AS I SEE IT: Happy anniversary, Joel!

Joel Wong, president of the National Asian American United (NAAU), is celebrating his blog’s one-year anniversary today whose main purpose in his blog was to support the “Empowering Asian Americans & Promoting Better relations with China and Asian Pacific countries.” Having in…