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Tax Deal with Manny Pacquiao Possible?

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

English: Ricky Hatton and Manny Pacquiao at th...
English: Ricky Hatton and Manny Pacquiao at the Trafford Centre. From left to right: Floyd Mayweather, Sr., Hatton, Pacquiao and Freddie Roach. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

OFWs or Overseas Foreign Workers are considered living heroes in the Philippines and they are actually given the Free of Tax Privilege. Yes, we can’t say who’s right or wrong between the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s bout with boxing champion Manny Pacquiao. They are both just justifying their actions as they claim that it’s their duty to do so. So, If Manny is also considered a living hero for giving dignity to the Filipino people, is he worthy of a tax consideration if not exemption for a job well done? Read this (most phrases are in English but there are also Tagalog expressions):

Govt open to compromise with Pacquiao on tax case, says BIR chief Kim Henares

By: www.gmanetwork.com

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is open to a compromise deal with Philippine boxing champion and Rep. Manny Pacquiao in relation to a P2.2-billion tax case, based on the Internal Revenue Code which allows such an arrangement between government and the taxpayer. http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/337565/economy/finance/govt-open-to-compromise-with-pacquiao-on-tax-case-says-bir-chief-kim-henares


Nothing can’t be solved if both parties will have a heart to heart talk. Since Manny’s patronage to his native land and to his own people can’t be bought by billions of dollars, he will make amends to remain being a role model of a good Filipino citizen or else he could already have given up his nationality and enjoy his money in the US where he already has a house – and obviously, he is very welcome there. On the other hand, the BIR should also define the procedure to the public on how Manny should declare his taxes – because there might be other talented Filipinos who are earning overseas – the same as Manny!

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Impounding Stray Dogs is Legal

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Stray dog
Stray dog (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If one day, you’ll find your dog missing – and there’s no dead body around, try checking your local government and see if your dog is one of the stray dogs caught and taken to the pound earlier. You see, if a dog – with or without an owner is seen roaming around public places without a leash, it is immediately considered a stray dog. Be aware and don’t miss reading this:

HELP! MY DOG WAS CAUGHT AND TAKEN TO THE POUND! IS THIS RIGHT/LEGAL?

By: pawsphilippines.weebly.com

Owners whose pets were caught roaming the streets or public places should claim their pets immediately. The holding period of dogs in the pound vary depending on the city ordinance (from 24 hours to 3 days to 1 week). Dogs that are not claimed within the holding period are supposed to be humanely euthanized (for animal population control – as stated in RA8485 The Animal Welfare Act), but we’ve heard from concerned citizens that this is not always the case.  http://pawsphilippines.weebly.com/city-pound-help-my-dog-was-caught-and-was-taken-to-the-pound-is-this-rightlegal.html


It is cruel to your neighbors allowing your dog to mess around their property or their path ways – just because you can’t be a responsible owner. If paying the fine just to take back your dog is too high a price for you, then you have no right to own a pet. Note that euthanasia is often the remedy for the government to control the increase of these unwanted animals. Your dog is better left dead than let other people die of heart attack because of your dog’s loitering around! Cruel but true and this goes with cats too.

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Typhoon Yolanda or Haiyan Devastation is Far from Over

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Haiyan relief [Image 6 of 14]
Haiyan relief [Image 6 of 14] (Photo credit: DVIDSHUB)

Listening to the news releases of the government, everything seems to be going back to normal already in the areas in the Philippines that were devastated by Typhoon Yolanda with the international name Haiyan. However, the sufferings are far from over for the affected ones according to many overseas media. Take a look at this one:

Typhoon Haiyan: ‘We are failing thousands of girls at risk of rape or trafficking,’ says Justine Greening

By: www.telegraph.co.uk

As the international relief effort in the Philippines gets under way, UK development secretary Justine Greening says not enough is being done to protect women and girls from the threat of rape, violence, forced marriage and trafficking. Louisa Peacock reports. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/10444849/Typhoon-Haiyan-relief-effort-We-are-failing-thousands-of-girls-at-risk-of-rape-or-trafficking-says-Justine-Greening.html


Rape, incest and child prostitution happen even in normal circumstances – so, it should not be a surprise learning about these things online. What’s surprising is, there’s no obvious system going on in these affected places to address such problems. Is the local standard just too poor to see these sad occurrences or people in authorities just turned a blind eye on them? Let’s make noise on this one!

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Thor is Definitely Trending at Twitter

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
I remember getting hooked at my seat the very first time I watched Thor – the movie. It’s not just the story, settings and camera tricks that got me but the very appealing character of Thor. Oh yes, he is so handsome but mysterious – but it’s the sexiness in him that will keep you wanting to have more glimpses of him. Watch this trailer:

Thor: The Dark World Official Trailer HD


Posted at YouTube by: Marvel Entertainment

Actually, the cast all have interesting characters that are portrayed very well by the artists. I don’t know if the long hair contributed to the attractiveness of the male stars but for sure, their masculine physique help a lot. Every scene will make you dream – what if you were born or will be born in that era where Thor can exists? Awesome thought isn’t it? So, let’s watch the movie and see if it’s better than the previous episode!

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Urinary Track Infection in Men must not be Ignored

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

English: Anatomy of Urinary bladder
English: Anatomy of Urinary bladder (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Although men can rarely have urinary track infection, it is complicated when it does occur. Thorough medical check up is advised for the bladder, kidneys, external genitalia and prostate. This can happen due to lack of water intake but some are actually genetic in nature. A dose of anti-biotic can normally remedy a basic UTI but consult your doctor if it is more complicated than that:

Urinary Tract Infection in Males

By: John L Brusch, MD,

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are rare in adult males younger than 50 years but increase in incidence thereafter. Causes of adult male UTIs include prostatitis, epididymitis, orchitis, pyelonephritis, cystitis, urethritis, and urinary catheters. Owing to the normal male urinary tract’s many natural defenses to infection, many experts consider UTIs in males, by definition, to be complicated (ie, more likely to be associated with anatomic abnormalities, requiring surgical intervention to prevent sequelae). http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/231574-overview


Trying to ignore the discomforts will be difficult because your focus to your day to day tasks will be hampered. It is painful and a real sacrifice – so why not do something about it immediately right after feeling the abnormality? Grab some fresh buko juices if you have something against taking over the counter anti0biotics. However, the best thing to do is to go to the doctor and get proper prescription at the soonest possible time.

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