ABAOC Business Matching and Procurement Conference : Providing the necessary tools for the enterprising

The Asian Business Association of Orange County has been for the past many years been at the  forefront  of educating its members on how to navigate the complex business environment of Orange County through its signature information-laden events where participants gain more in...

LP in a quandary over Mar Roxas

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, the presumptive administration presidential candidate, appears to be losing his political appeal even from some key members of his own Liberal Party (LP). There are even reports that the LP is heading for a breakup as a result of their leaders’...

The ‘American Dream’ is still alive

As millions of Filipinos join the celebration of their adopted country’s 239th year of Declaration of Independence, many will share the spirit of national thanksgiving in the welcoming arms of a country that had made a difference in their lives in many aspects. Lured by the...

Disgraced PHL police officers and brother masons

Families of the slain 44 members of the Special Action Force (SAF) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) were able to receive some semblance of justice from the Aquino administration, following the dismissal recently of resigned police chief Alan Purisima from the service. It...

‘Dancing Like the Stars,’ a great event with a noble cause/Neale Adams’ rare singing engagement

Once again, RSG Foundation’s “Dancing Like the Stars Part 3” held at the Omni Hotel last Saturday, was a smashing success. The event, benefits educational scholarship programs in San Miguel, Bulacan, which is the hometown of producer/entrepreneur, MaryAnn Ramos-Samadi. The perky...

Colorful ‘giant bubbles’ in the sky at the Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic Festival

My daughter Marissa and I spent our Father’s Day weekend, amused and totally entertained watching the more than a dozen hot air balloons soaring above the sky at the Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Festival held at the Kaiser Community Park in the town of Windsor, California and...

Polls are tools to condition the minds of voters

Latest poll surveys conducted by two prominent public opinion pollster firms show that neophyte Senator Grace Poe Llamanzares has overtaken Vice President Jejomar Binay as the most preferred choice of voters to be their next president. She is also the top choice of voters if she...

Thankful for the presence of Father-figures around

Growing-up without a father to love and protect us is devastating for some, but not when one is surrounded with father-figures around. Among the father-figures whom this author have learned to respect and admired was a respectable uncle who was the Dean of Physics at o...

Run, Duterte, run

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is a good alternative candidate for the 2016 presidential election. If ever he decides to join the presidential derby, he has a good chance of winning it. This will be the first time in Philippine history that a politician coming from Mindanao...

Teachers: Most valued, but underpaid

Starting next week, underpaid and overworked elementary and secondary public school teachers will report back for work as classes in all levels in both public and private schools in the Philippines will start June 1. As usual, the opening day of classes will be marred by teachers...