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American President’s Father’s Day Message


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Getting involved in your children’s life not just on Sundays but everyday of the week is strongly advised by President Barrack Obama during his Father’s Day How message to the American people. How can this be possible for all hard working fathers when they all have to work full time for the basic needs of the family? His plea for congress just made sense. Watch this:

Weekly Address: The President Wishes America’s Dads a Happy Father’s Day


Posted at Youtube by: The White House

Equal wages for men and women, general pay raise and work schedule re-arrangement  can definitely help in allowing parents who are both working to take turns in caring for their children. The president’s recommendation for people who can volunteer to mentor a child or children can also be very possible and helpful – because there are surely plenty of individuals who are earning well but no children. A nice thought and hopefully immediate actions for better society on Father’s Day.

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Ousted Thai Prime Minister’s Plight Not New

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By: Elena Grace Flores
Ever since lady Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra gained the public office, speculations that she is just a mere puppet of her brother ex-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra already started to come about. The opposition never ceased to find reasons to take the power off her from that time on. They eventually realized their aspirations when the court ordered her being ousted from the post due to abuse of power!  Read this for details:

Thai court ousts prime minister

By: Chico Harlan, Washington Post

Thailand’s prime minister was removed from office Wednesday in an abuse-of-power court ruling that leaves a politically riven country in deeper danger of chaos and further violence.  http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/20140508_Thai_court_ousts_prime_minister.html


The post in the highest office can be taken away way before one’s term ends when not occupied by a very popular person with authority. Prime Minister Shinawatra may be guilty or not – but it’s just obviously a way of formality to legally make her step down from her post. Politicians aspiring for the post must please the masses first before even thinking of running for the highest office regardless of what country they are in. Ousting a leader is just becoming a fad right now!

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Dealing with Maids Resigning before Contract Ends

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By: Elena Grace Flores
Maids or house helpers are also some kind of employees for  the household. On the other hand, they must be treated as part of the family because of the nature of their job. Cleaning, cooking, washing, ironing clothes or tending children are very personal errands. They can have access in the employers’ very discreet possession. That’s is why, they must be given fair compensation and respect. Here’s a good guideline in drafting a contract for a house help:

Contract of Service

By: Ministry of Manpower

Any terms and conditions of employment, in a contract of service, that is less favourable than the relevant provision under the Employment Act is illegal, null and void. The provision in the Act will take precedence over a particular contractual term that is less favourable.  http://www.mom.gov.sg/employment-practices/employment-rights-conditions/contract-of-service-termination/Pages/contracts-of-service-and-termination.aspx


In reality no employer can stop an employee from resigning – but 15 to 30 days notice before the last day of work is necessary to make adjustments – like finding a replacement or settling remaining compensation or balances. Relocating an employee can be expensive and some travel expenses must be charged to the employee if the length of service is not justifiable. This must be compromised however by both parties.

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President Barrack Obama Visits the Philippines


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By: Elena Grace Flores

Official photographic portrait of US President...
Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Unites States’ determination in strengthening bilateral ties with Asian allies including the Philippines is signified by his visit that is ongoing as of this time of writing. There were news about some groups opposing the said visit but there were too minimal and did not even trigger worries from the national security department. Read this to know the agenda of President Barrack Obama while in the Philippines:

LIVE: Barack Obama visits Philippines

 (philstar.com)

“It makes up in part for the trip he was not able to take last fall because of the government shutdown, with the stops in Malaysia and the Philippines, and also allows us to go visit two of our closest allies in the world, the Republic of Korea and Japan,” Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, said in a press briefing in Washington last week. http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2014/04/28/1315230/live-updates-barack-obama-visits-philippines


Majority of the Filipinos are thrilled with the visit of President Barrack Obama. Looking up to the American administration especially during calamities or disasters has already been a part of Filipino culture. Since the Filipino-American community is growing fast in the U.S., there’s no reason why Filipinos back home will not give full respect to the American President. A warm welcome to you, Mr. President!

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It Pays to be Bossy

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By: Elena Grace Flores
Bossy women are reputed to be girls with attitude. Something negative to hear but there are many positive reasons why. Often, a woman has to stand up and fight for survival because the man of her life can’t be leaned on. Others are like that by choice because they have responsibilities in their personal, professional or social life that require them to be tough. Since March is Women’s month, let’s review this Ban Bossy Campaign:

Backlash against Ban Bossy campaign

By: Clarence Page

Now she’s unveiled Ban Bossy, a campaign that enlists power women as diverse as Condoleezza Rice, Jennifer Garner and Beyonce plus the Girl Scouts to beat back the negative thinking that squelches budding take-charge attitudes in girls.

“When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a ‘leader,'” says the banbossy.com website. “Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded ‘bossy.'” http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-ban-bossy-backlash-oped-page-0319-20140319,0,5357616.column


Women can be leaders like any other gender – and it is not right to call those prominent women “bossy” just because they are as good as men in their field. This might not be a big deal for many people but a woman can get emotional when things like these are addressed for their welfare. After all, they are still women in mind, heart and well-being.

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