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Immigration Law:  Marriages of Convenience (Part 2: Genuine Relationships)

Immigration Law: Marriages of Convenience (Part 2: Genuine Relationships)

Reis Pagtakhan

In the last issue, I discussed how the Government of Canada has launched a national online consultation on marriage fraud or marriages or relationships of convenience. Marriage fraud is when a foreign national marries

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Lessons learned from the King of Baking

Lessons learned from the King of Baking

I just finished watching “King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo” – a Korean drama about a man named Kim Tak Goo, who experienced major hardships in his life mostly because of the orchestrations of

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Pseudonymity in Writing Is It Cowardice

Pseudonymity in Writing Is It Cowardice

aLfie vera meLLa

Many, if not most, writers and authors proudly byline their articles. Why not—it’s their bloodwork—so perhaps almost anyone would want to get the proper credit, even if only to stamp such articles with their

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Simply Flawless

Simply Flawless

Tia Provici

With a heart of gold, Paulyn is a volunteer at William Whyte Elementary School and helps to motivate and encourage children to have fun in after school programs. She has a zest for life

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Red Flag for P-Noy

Red Flag for P-Noy

Perry Diaz

Last October 16, 2010, the Social Weather Stations (SWS) published the results of the its survey on the performance of President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III’s “national administration.” The survey drew mixed reactions. However, a

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Chickboy, Chicks, and Chikinini

Chickboy, Chicks, and Chikinini

Perry Diaz

Within a week, President Beningo “P-Noy” Aquino III’s love life has dominated the “chizmis” crowd after it was revealed that he broke up with his girlfriend, Shalani Soledad. Indeed, three young “chicks” – Trish,

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Strongest typhoon in years rammed RP

Strongest typhoon in years rammed RP

The most powerful typhoon to hit the country in years rammed northern Philippines on Monday killing 10 people before exiting to South China Sea as it headed towards China and Vietnam. Super Typhoon “Juan”

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Chinese-Filipino kidnap victims freed

Chinese-Filipino kidnap victims freed

Eight kidnap victims of Chinese-Filipino descent, including seven school children, were released by the kidnappers three days after they were snatched in Valenzuela City. The victims include the father of three of the children,

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Soldiers escorting Arnel Pineda cheats death

Soldiers escorting Arnel Pineda cheats death

The escort soldiers accompanying singer Arnel Pineda and his medical-dental mission team figured in an accident last Oct. 17 when the speedboat they were riding turned over while traversing a river on their way

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Sarah Geronimo grabs Entertainer of the Year award

Sarah Geronimo grabs Entertainer of the Year award

Singer Sarah Geronimo was cited as Entertainer of the Year for this year’s Aliw Awards held Oct.18 at the Manila Hotel. The young singer scored a double feat as she also won the Best

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