Category Archives: Polarizing Opinion

12 Things Employees Need to Know about the Post-ECQ Working Environment

A lot of businesses AND employees have been lambasting the national government for not offering enough support. Given how harshly they complain, I wonder if they actually know what rights do businesses have as an Employer. Likewise, I don’t think many employees understand the precarious situation is everyone is in, and the “New Normal” is […]

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Slides: SBWS + CAMP + DSWD SAP — Clearing out Confusing Questions Re: the SBWS Application

Thanks to the HR Shouts and Whispers and the wonderful HR Guru, Ms. Cristana Estacio Reclamado, we have finished the Webinar regarding DOLE CAMP, DoF/SSS/BIR’s SBWS and DSWD’s SAP. This is a followup to my post, HR HACKS: 12 CONFUSING … Continue reading

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HR Hacks: 12 Confusing Common Questions Answered About DSWD SAP, DOLE CAMP, and SSS SBWS

After receiving (or not receiving) government aid, many people are still confused as to what they are, and what they’re supposed to get. Hence, I consolidated the answers in one post just to clear things up. 1. What is CAMP, … Continue reading

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Current Events: “Sorry, Pare!” and the Dasma Makati Story

How Javier Salvador Parre, the Spanish National who lived in the exclusive Makati Dasmarinas Village could have solved his legal problems after his maid Cherelyn was caught not wearing a mask by the Makati police —- “Sorry, pare.” Continue reading

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How else can companies help out their staff in the midst of the Coronavirus?

A LITTLE FINANCIAL AID GOES ALONG WAY We can’t work from home because we are in retail. We have to be at the store to keep operations open. If the mall is open, we are contractually obliged to open. Our … Continue reading

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Should We Panic Now that the Coronavirus is HERE?!

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is already here in the Philippines. As of today, the current count is 24 confirmed cases, and this number will further increase as the days go by. As of March 10, here are the current statistics: As … Continue reading

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Only in the Philippines: When a Hostage Taker Becomes the Good Guy

Yesterday, March 2, an armed man named Archie Paray y Pedraza, 40 years old, went into the mall admin office of V-Mall in Greenhills, San Juan, fired three gunshots, shot one person and took hostage up to 70 people, mostly … Continue reading

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The Chinese has invaded Ortigas CBD

I remember St. Francis Square at Ortigas Center with fondness. The building used to house the Christ’s Christian Fellowship (CCF) weekly services, and it was there that the church grew to one of Philippine’s megachurches of today. St. Francis was … Continue reading

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How Poor are Filipino Students in Studying?

There is a running joke that’s going around recently that the Philippines is deserving of the award of being lowest in terms of reading comprehension: “HM po” means “How much po?” which means that the typical Filipino do not even bother … Continue reading

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5 Important yet Unconventional Questions to Ask BEFORE You Marry

Husband and I have joined more pre-marital counseling sessions more than average. We’ve gone through at least 15 separate sessions both one on one and as a group, but after we got married, there was still some adjustment. Apparently, most … Continue reading

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When your Child gets Less than Outstanding

Readers of my blog know that I have been highly satisfied with my daughter’s schooling at Mother Goose Playschool, so much that I have written an extensive blog post about it, Why I Highly Recommend The Mother Goose Nursery as a … Continue reading

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