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Global Visas Philippines: Making Dreams Come True

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  Filipinos leave the country for better job opportunities abroad. Salaries here are simply not enough to sustain them and their families. The minimum wage in the Philippines is quite low compared to other countries. Other countries pay better and provide better benefits. Luckily for Filipinos who wish to work abroad, Global Visas Philippines offers insightful tips, step-by-step consultations and… Read more »

Plastic Surgery Obsession

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south korea plastic surgery from WSJ

Above is a video commentary from the Wall Street Journal on the current state of plastic surgery in South Korea. Frankly, I was shocked that plastic surgery is very popular and well accepted in that country. They even have a reality show on that. From that video, one would have the impression that plastic surgery is a very common medical… Read more »

United Nations Asks You To Vote For A Better World

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  What changes do you want to see in the world you live in?  Tell the United Nations (UN) the kind of world you want. The world organization is doing a survey to know what issues matter to people from different parts of the world. The United Nations My World survey results will help guide the UN and world leaders… Read more »

I Voted for Change

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  Today, this Philippine elections 2013 edition, I voted for candidates who: have shown to put the interest of the people first before personal, family or party ambitions; have experience in public service; are not tied to corruption issues or whose immediate family is not tied to corruption issues; have no immediate family members who are already in elective posts;… Read more »

7-Election Philippines: Every Gulp Counts at 7-11 Stores

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Just a little over 2 weeks to go before the Philippine midterm elections will be held on May 13. Have you thought about your choices for the national and local posts? Convenience store chain 7-Eleven participates in this year’s election fever by mounting its 7-Election promo, an informal survey of customers’ preferred political party and senatorial candidates. With this voter… Read more »

Suffer the Children

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Of course, guns alone don’t kill! But they do kill when placed in the hands of the wrong person. Or a law-abiding person in the wrong time or place or circumstance. I’m for stricter gun control laws. Definitely no guns in schools. No guns for citizens who are not involved in law enforcement work. Gun-related deaths are lower in countries… Read more »

When Flooding Strikes: Be Informed, Be Prepared

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It’s another rainy weekend. Heavy rains started yesterday and still persisted this morning. Another round of flooding in various parts of Metro Manila. Flooding Now A Regular Occurrence? Circumstances and landscapes have changed a lot from only a few years ago.  Before, we know the usual flood-prone places in Metro Manila  like Malabon and Navotas. Now, a big part of… Read more »