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Homeowners Monthly Dues in Lieu of Services


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By: Elena Grace Flores

Westover Hills Homeowners Association, Sep 12,...
Westover Hills Homeowners Association, Sep 12, 2008 (Photo credit: aaronx)

In our homeowners’ association, it was a big thing discussing about the taxes imposed by the government on the homeowners monthly dues and other contributions mandatory or not. However, we have yet to receive services from the government. Nevertheless, as we studied the legalities of the taxes involved from this link, we find it necessary to do something to show our homeowners that their money are indeed used for the village’s development, maintenance and beautification projects:

Homeowner’s association dues now subject to income tax and VAT (RMC No. 9-2013)

By: Cherry Castillo 

I would like to thank my friend, Atty. Dakila Napao, for the heads up on the release of RMC 9-2013.

Before anyone goes ballistic again, let me have a short discussion on the rationale for the imposition of taxes in general, and taxes on association dues in particular. http://www.foreclosurephilippines.com/2013/02/homeowners-association-dues-subject-to-income-tax-and-vat-rmc-no-9-2013.html



After imposing the collections of the agreed dues, contributions, security and utility fees, another resistance is starting to emerge. This is regarding the spending for the services needed. Since cleanliness is a must for the village and the working committee has yet to impose their policies, a street sweeper would be a big help. It looks like the minimal fee for the sweeper is questioned – good thing, political will is in sight for the majority of the members. I certainly hope so!


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Youtube and Google Plus Integration for Identification


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By: Elena Grace Flores

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Youtube is the most reliable video platform available socially over the internet. I’m not sure what system they used but videos are continually viewed here even if internet is a bit slow. The problem in is, anonymous rude comments are rampant. So, to stop this, a recent move has been implemented which is of course not acceptable to all:

Google Plus Creates Uproar Over Forced YouTube Integration

By: http://www.forbes.com

Google Plus is back in the headlines again, but not for any spike in users or must-have new features. Rather, Google’s social network has now become further entwined in yet another of Google’s properties, YouTube. http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2013/11/09/google-plus-creates-uproar-over-forced-youtube-integration/



People with bogus identities over the net can afford to display bad behavior because no one know them anyway in reality. The said integration is not at all a problem to individuals who are honest about their opinions – but will never attack anyone below the belt. As a blogger and a very opinionated person, I go for this Youtube and Google Plus integration.


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What would you do if your Child does not Resemble You?


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By: Elena Grace FloresYou probably heard the case of a man who sued his wife for having ugly kids! The worst thing is, the children do not resemble both of them. He might won the battle but what would he do when it comes to taking care of his children? After all, they still are his own flesh and blood. Watch this discussion and beware of the F word:

Man Sues Ex-Wife for having Ugly Baby Ft. David So


Posted at YouTube by: JustKiddingNews

Having a major cosmetic surgery and not telling your husband to be – must be considered as a crime. This is some kind of robbing the man with his own choice of bride to be – not to mention his sanity when he realized that his children are somewhat alien in appearance. Ladies, marry the one who loves you and your face – no matter how ugly you are.


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Climate Change Conference Representative Made a Heartfelt Plea


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By: Elena Grace Flores
I have yet to get the name of the Philippine delegate for the ongoing Climate Change Conference in Warsaw Poland. He made a lot of sense in urging all attendees listening to his plea to help his country during this time of unthinkable devastation. I was wondering if he’s also an inspiration for other countries to send massive aids faster than usual. I believe so. Watch this:

Tearful Speech By Philippines Man After Super-Typhoon Haiyan


Posted at YouTube by: The Daily Conversation


I hope that his hunger strike will not last that long because we need people like him. Although he said kind words to the man in charge, his laments cannot hide his dissatisfaction for their emergency responses. He should know because even if he’s away, he is very much in contact with his relatives who are also among the victims of super typhoon Yolanda.


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The Real Score in the Tacloban Relief Efforts


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By: Elena Grace Flores
If Anderson Cooper, a reliable CNN journalist can feel the sufferings of the Filipinos affected by the typhoon Yolanda fury in Tacloban – why can’t the President of the Philippines and some of his cabinet members and cronies? Why is he more concerned with  how other media practitioners broadcast their stories instead of concentrating on how to clear the streets and dead bodies to make the relief efforts more manageable? Is this the performance of a very popular President? Watch this:

CNN Anderson Cooper urges Korina Sanchez to visit Tacloban


Posted at Youtube By:Viral Tevee


Anderson Cooper is very respectful with the President’s media plea – but most people knew that this should not be the priority. This is another blow for the President showing how incompetent he is in protecting his people. Why can’t he ask for help if he is short of strategies? If the Philippines do not have enough resources, can’t we ask instead of just talking and waiting for aids? Yes, we will survive not just the aftermath of the disaster – but also the unfair government!

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