Tabloid’s dig on Balita, Atty. Paul Allen: An act of desperation by a “suspended” lawyer

Ever since it came out in the streets, the headlines and front page stories of Pinoywatchdog have always been about articles discrediting Balita and the Law Offices of James G. Beirne. As of late, the paper also included in its relentless smearing campaign Atty. Paul Allen, son...

Bander client loses home, business, good credit

By Rhony Laigo Viken Melkonian is an engineer of Armenian descent. Not only does he have a full time job, he used to own and operate a tire shop, selling and fixing tires in Grenada Hills. He also had a home in Northridge he bought in 2005 where he and his wife would’ve...

Bander’s web of lies begins to unravel

By:  Rhony Laigo ATTORNEY James G. Beirne lashed back at a newspaper tabloid which published an article that stated he will be subjected to a trial and that he will go to jail. This developed as court records showed that Beirne’s competitor, Atty. Joel Bander, is apparently the...

Joel Bandersits on a can full of worms

“Bander…executed a false declaration under oath when he swore that he has never personally fi led a bankruptcy petition for a client. In fact, Mr. Bander fi led a Voluntary Petition in March 2009 on behalf of Mario Jose Bryson and Inez Glona Bryson.” Atty. Jack Lapedis Give...

PHL to build pier in Spratlys

DFA: ‘What is ours is ours. Pag-asa Island is ours’ MANILA, Mar 31 (Mabuhay) – The Philippines will “exercise territorial sovereignty” and build a pier in the disputed Spratly islands in the South China Sea, officials said Friday. “What is ours is ours. Pag-asa Island...

Pacquiao asked: Why transfer taxes when you’re running?

MANILA, Apr 2 (Mabuhay) – Boxing champ and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao can transfer his tax registration once again from General Santos City to a different district but only after settling any tax obligations in the region, a tax official said Monday. “He can, but he has to...

Pinoywatchdog is Bander

Quirky L.A. lawyer uses tabloid to malign people By Rhony Laigo ATTORNEY Joel Bander, the same U.S. lawyer who faced sexual molestation charges in the Philippines and who “scammed” hundreds of homeowners in a costly but failed mortgage litigation program, is the real person...

How a layoff affects a workers visa

DURING this economic downturn, layoffs have become a sad reality. Employers are taking unprecedented steps to survive. While facing a potential layoff is unsettling for anyone, it is particularly challenging to an H-1B worker. An H-1B worker must prepare themselves for not only a...

What to expect when entering the U.S.

WHETHER you are coming into the United States with a nonimmigrant visa or as a legal immigrant, entering the U.S. is an interesting experience, so it is good to be prepared. Whether you enter the country by land, air or sea, the first person you will meet upon your arrival will...

Deciding what type of visa is right for you

PEOPLE that are looking to come and legally stay in the United States to live and work will need a visa to remain in the country. There are many different types of visas available in the United States, which one you need will depend on why you are coming to the U.S. What is a...