Kadiwa stores must be revived in blighted areas



By Rose de la Cruz


For her pitch in next year’s election, Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos, who is running for senator, is pushing for the revival of Kadiwa stores—popularized during her late father’s time as a source of cheap food items for those who can least afford them.


She is proposing that this Kadiwa pop-up stores with heavily-discounted basic commodities for the poor be allowed to sprout up in blighted neighborhoods of Tatalon, Bagong Diwa and Baseco where poverty incidences are high.


A former congressman—in 1998 to 2007—Marcos said the poorest of the poor must have affordable…

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Tax-free death benefits for those rendering election service pushed




By Rose de la Cruz


Come every election, so many killings—before, during and after—take place oftentimes victimizing those that render election duties most of them public school teachers.


For this reason, House Bill 7732 was proposed in the lower house and is being pushed for immediate passage by Rep. Salvador Belaro Jr., 1-Ang Edukasyon partylist, so that those rendering election service would be given 100 percent tax exemption on death benefits, honoraria and travel allowances for teachers and other civil servants doing election duties.


The election-related death benefit is P500,000 according to Republic Act No. 10756, or…

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For the 8,701 examinees taking the bar this November, be calm



By Rose de la Cruz


For the 8,701 bar examinees who are taking the four-Sunday bar exams this November, stay calm and be patient.


This is the advice of Rep. Salvador Belaro, Jr of 1-Ang Edukasyon partylist and former Commissioner of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines to the law graduates who are confirmed to be taking the bar these four Sundays of November.


He told them to focus on “enlightened thoughts, sharp memory and clear arguments so they can respond to the questions firmly.”


"A calm mind while taking the bar exams will allow for…

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Pampanga public school tops NAT despite classroom shortages



By Rose de la Cruz


For several years in a row, Telebastagan Integrated School in San Fernando City, Pampanga has been topping the National Admission Tests, despite its classroom shortages, which is now partially addressed with the donation by SM Prime through SM Foundation of a two-story four-classroom building today.


Where before, TIS had to resort to class shifting to ensure that all grades get to use a decent classroom to ensure a worthwhile learning experience for the students, beginning this Monday (October 29), TIS will have normal class schedules of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.,…

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Diplomacy goes to the grassroots

By Rose de la Cruz 

Wives of ambassadors or consuls based in the Philippines are usually associated with high society, lifestyle and glamor. But not for the wives of 36 (of over 60) envoys and consuls in the country, who have dedicated their spare time and resources to helping grassroots’ causes and visit remote areas that badly need their help.

By hosting the annual International Bazaar, now on its 52nd one-day sale and showcase of foreign products that come in tax and duty-free as part of diplomatic privilege, the International Bazaar Foundation raises funds for its various causes to uplift…

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