Legalizing the Use of Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes : Boon or Bane?

There are over a thousand slang terms used to avoid saying the “M” word, especially when talking about it in public places.  Weed, pot, dope, Mary Jane, and jutes are just among the more popular terms used by young and old alike (depends on your generation).  Truth be told, it is never easy nor simpleContinue reading “Legalizing the Use of Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes : Boon or Bane?”

Philhealth’s Animal Bite Treatment Package

If you are fond of taking care of pets, or are in an area where dogs and cats freely roam the streets, you are at a higher risk of getting bitten by stray animals and exposed to the rabies virus.  Animal bites must be taken seriously because when left untreated, can cause irreversible infections andContinue reading “Philhealth’s Animal Bite Treatment Package”

Steer Clear of the Bundol-bundol Gang

Private car owners and drivers are being warned of the unscrupulous bundol-bundol gang: people who pretend to be crossing your lane during slow moving traffic and then would suddenly drop on the pavement, acting like you hit them with your vehicle.  They will cause a scene and demand that you compensate them for the injuriesContinue reading “Steer Clear of the Bundol-bundol Gang”

Philhealth Benefits for Moms and their Babies

The arrival of a newborn is always an exciting moment for parents.  There is nothing more precious than welcoming a new member of the family into your home. Philhealth makes having babies easier and more manageable through its care packages and benefits.  Knowing you are covered by these privileges as a Philhealth member allows youContinue reading “Philhealth Benefits for Moms and their Babies”

New Wage Order for Metro Manila Workers: 5 Things We Need to Know

Good news to minimum wage earners in the private sectors in Metro Manila!  Yesterday, the government announced that minimum wage earners are set to receive an additional Php 21.00 per day in their basic wage beginning October 5, 2017.  In the same manner, workers in the agriculture, retail/service establishments employing 15 workers or less, andContinue reading “New Wage Order for Metro Manila Workers: 5 Things We Need to Know”

DFA Will Be Open On September 21, 2017

The government has declared Thursday, September 21, 2017 as a National Day of Protest as the country commemorates the 45th year of the declaration of Martial Law.  Effectively, work in the executive branches of the government, local government units (LGUs), as well as classes in all levels of public schools are suspended.  This is toContinue reading “DFA Will Be Open On September 21, 2017”

What We Need: Earthquake Drills for Drivers

For three years now, the government has been hosting earthquake drills all over the country to spread awareness and encourage defensive responses in the event of an earthquake.  The drill is headed by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center (NDRRMC) and this year, it will be held at the Strike Gymnasium in BacoorContinue reading “What We Need: Earthquake Drills for Drivers”

Online Passport Appointment System Made Easier for Every Pinoy

In the first week of September (2017), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced that it has opened more appointment slots for Pinoys seeking to apply for a new passport or have their old ones renewed.  The additional slots came from the 1,200 reserved (daily) slots for travel agencies and DFA employees. Yes, even DFAContinue reading “Online Passport Appointment System Made Easier for Every Pinoy”