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?”

The Senior Citizen Discount: Are Grocery Items Included in the List?

A Senior Citizen ID card holder may enjoy two free movies at cinemas in Quezon City on specific days.  When dining or buying medicines, they are granted a 20% discount off of the cost of their meals and medications.  They are also given priority seats in public transportation and are granted the best slots inContinue reading “The Senior Citizen Discount: Are Grocery Items Included in the List?”

Red Ribbon Documents: Summary of Document Authentication Processes by the DFA

A common requirement when travelling abroad are DFA-authenticated IDs and documents.  Whether you are traveling as a tourist, an overseas worker, or an exchange student, you will be required to have certain supporting documents “red-ribboned” by the Department of Foreign Affairs. Here is a summary of the processes and requirements involved when having your documentsContinue reading “Red Ribbon Documents: Summary of Document Authentication Processes by the DFA”

What We Need to Know About the Hospital Detention Law

While I was waiting for my turn at the billing section of a hospital in Fairview, Quezon City, I overheard a young couple discussing the contents of what looked like a typewritten note. “Puwede na siguro ito… sinabi ko naman na babayaran natin pag natanggap na natin ang 13th month pay sa December,” said theContinue reading “What We Need to Know About the Hospital Detention Law”

No Smoking in the Philippines!

In one of my recent trips to the Manila City Hall, I spotted a guy casually smoking a cigarette right outside the office of a city Councilor.  As I walked further down the hallway (which was lined with the offices of several other councilors) I saw more people puffing sticks after sticks of cigarettes.  IfContinue reading “No Smoking in the Philippines!”

Free Medicines for Hypertensive and Diabetic Patients

Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed the long vacation as much as I did.  It felt good to have spent quality time with families and friends we have not seen in a long time.  It was also nice to be able to take time off from our desks, not set our alarm clocks onContinue reading “Free Medicines for Hypertensive and Diabetic Patients”

Contact Center ng Bayan

Bonjour. Mabuhay. May Contact Center ng Bayan (CCB) na ginawa ang ating pamahalaan kung saan pwede tayong magsumbong ng reklamo natin sa serbisyo lalo na kung connected ito sa Anti-Red Tape Law or RA 9485 of 2007. Below are some details regarding the CCB. The Contact Center ng Bayan (CCB) is conceived to be theContinue reading “Contact Center ng Bayan”