Monthly Archives: January 2013

When The “Monsters” Met The “Merchants of Death” – Gun Violence in America –

by Paul Ballard
January 1, 2013
Like you, I was deeply shocked by the appalling gun massacres recently in Newtown CT and Webster NY. What are we to make of these? And what should now be done to prevent future such tragedies? President Obama has tasked Vice-President Biden and a task-force to talk to concerned parties and propose more effective gun regulation in America. We all now await their recommendations. Continue reading

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On Tougher Gun Laws and Focus on Mental Treatment And a tribute to a friend, Boeing de Andre Dy, 67

by Ting Joven-Giovanelli
January 16, 2011
A month has passed, since the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting in Connecticut, yet, the debate on gun control continues to gain heat in the media. You can’t turn on your television sets without hearing a debate on the subject – prompting some members of the NRA (National Rifles Association) to go extreme on the defensive mode. Continue reading

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Violence against Women

by Rodel Rodis
January 16, 2013
Lost in all the media frenzy over the various fiscal cliffhangers facing the US on the last day of the 113th Congress on January 1, 2013 was the fate of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that had been routinely extended every five years by the US Congress since it was first enacted in 1994 to address domestic and sexual abuse and to expand services and programs for victims of sexual crimes. Continue reading

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Red meat increases deaths

by Dr. Philip S. Chua.
January 16, 2013
In this column on July 17, 2006, we wrote “A diet high in processed meat (sausages, luncheon meats, etc.) may increase the risk of carnivores developing pancreatic cancer by almost 70%,” following the release of a major study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute and released to the public in October 2005. Continue reading

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by Fermin Salvador.
January 16, 2013
Sumabak si Pangulong Obama ng US sa panibagong halalan upang magkaroon ng ikalawang termino sa pagkapangulo. Muli’y siya at ang bise-presidenteng si Joe Biden ang naging pambato ng partidong Democrat kontra kina Mitt Romney at Paul Ryan ng partidong Republican. Muli silang nagwagi. Continue reading

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by Fred C. Wilson III
January 16, 2013
This tax season will be one for the books. Tax laws change so frequently that the Internal Revenue Service seems slow in keeping up. Some tax pros suggest taxpayers delay filing until March, reason being, tax codes are still undergoing revision. As of this writing the IRS announced five changes for the 2012 tax year. Continue reading


Striking Gold All Around

by Nelia Dingcong Bernabe
January 16, 2012
I watched my husband grin from ear to ear as he walked out of Staples Center in Los Angeles on Christmas Day after watching his first ever NBA game. In the land of purple and gold, he fit right in. He was with his people and he looked like he just struck gold. Continue reading

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In Defense Of The National Rifle Association of America (NRA)

by Don Azarias
January 16, 2013
Having been a Life Member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) for more than four decades, it behooves me to respond to some of those unfounded allegations and criticisms directed against the NRA by people who are grossly influenced by their disdain and contempt for an organization that they have limited conception or are completely ignorant of. And there are some who are simply swayed by their preconceived notion. Continue reading

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On Plots and Subplots of Human Misery Part I – Twenty Years for a loaf of bread

by Arnold De Villa
January 16, 2013
The times were hard. Rita was only a child. Her skin, wrinkled and dry clung tightly to her bones like a flimsy thread. Her father just died, ambushed by a misguided bullet in a war on foreign shores. Her mother, terribly ill, barely kept her eyes open. Jim was her mother’s youngest brother. Continue reading

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Twelve Inspiring Stories to Start 2013 (Part II)

by Carmelita Cochingco Ballesteros.
January 1, 2013

7. RJ and Arianne David (Initiative)Initiative means inventiveness, creativity, or enterprise. It is the value by which entrepreneurs live. It is taking the first baby step, at the risk of stumbling, toward one’s ambition. Continue reading

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