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We Are Here, We Fight Our Fear, Get Used To It

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Bayan Muna Rep. Eufemia Cullamat is usually the first to wake up at about four o’clock in the morning in this chilly city in Geneva, Switzerland. She immediately takes a shower to avoid the rush to the bathroom once her other Ecumenical Voice for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines (EcuVoice) delegates cramped in every available space at a generous Filipino home wake up.

Rep. Cullamat then scrambles eggs and fries leftover rice for the team’s breakfast. While waiting for dawn, when they are not doing the laundry, she prepares for the rest of the day by writing down her talking points when she meets ambassadors, country Missions representatives, Special Rapporteurs and their officers, and a host of international NGOs one after the other.

Invariably as in today, their team tag along homefood usually leftover steamed or fried rice to be heated in the golden microwave of the UN canteen. For today’s lunch, they heartily feasted on scrambled eggs and spicy canned sardines imported al…

Why The Need for Financial Planning

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Immediately after we complete our college education, we automatically participate in a race call rat race. 
Everyone started the race with a cart. In this cart, we have personal bills, loans and our allowance. As we are single, everything is good and manageable. We can spend what we earn without worry. 
Then we meet our partners and get married. Thus we begin our next chapter in life. Our cart becomes heavier and we now worry about our spouse's bills and loans and kids allowance. Some of us must support our parents too. We may even need to bring our family to vocation. As we grow older, our carts get heavier and heavier. Do you have enough savings to meet these expenses?
As we know, life is never a straight and smooth path. We will encounter obstacles. Some of these obstacles may set us back in terms of our financial standing .If we do encounter a big obstacle (e.g. critical illness, operation, surgery, business failure) and need a huge sum of money to recover, Do you have enough…

Bayanihan Musikahan reveals this week’s lineup for online fundraising concert

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Bullet Dumas, Gloc-9, Morisette, Chito Miranda, and more to perform and raise funds for COVID-19 relief.
After a successful first few days of Bayanihan Musikahan, featuring Ryan Cayabyab, Ebe Dancel, Karylle, Sponge Cola, Top Suzara, Noel Cabangon, Bayang Barrios and Mike Villegas, Jazz Nicholas, Davey Langit, Keiko Necessario, and more, the concert series continues for another round of online performances this week. The marathon online concert is the biggest citizen-action juggernaut to raise funds and immediately address the food and personal protection needs of the most vulnerable Filipinos in the National Capital Region. The star-studded fundraiser, expected to run for at least two weeks with three to five concerts a day, heightens momentum with individual showcases from a wide range of genre:
March 23, 2020 – Monday:

5:00 PM – Nyoy Volante 6:30 PM – Bullet Dumas 8:00 PM – Nino Alejandro 9:00 PM – Ito Rapadas and Jimmy Antiporda of Neocolours
March 24, 2020 – Tuesday: 4:00 PM – Jim Parede…

Listen to Barbie Almalbis’s inspirational new single “Iyong-iyo”

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Following the dreamy single “Comment,” which debuted early this January 2020, Barbie Almalbis continues to perfect her signature, swoony alt-pop sound with incisive introspection on her second single.
“Iyong-iyo,” the latest track off her upcoming fourth studio album, tackles a story of strength, perseverance, and faith amidst insurmountable odds. The melodic pop tune is inspired by how the Tabing Ilog hitmaker’s cook found peace from surrendering everything to God during a very difficult time to bouncing back with another chance at life. Almalbis recounts:
“This song is about Esperanza ‘Bing-Bing’ Maaño, our cook, who’s been in our family for a long time and even married our driver, Dandy. She suddenly fell very ill last year due to a diabetes complication and her medicines were not working. Needless to say, it was such a troubling time for her and everyone who loved her as her future seemed uncertain. She was brought to the hospital and had to undergo amputation surgery, and she share…

Legal Help for Personal Injury

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People who have problems related to personal injury should seek the necessary legal help and it should be done immediately. If you want to seek legal help, then you should also get medical assistance. If you don’t know what to do, consulting lawyers or attorneys and law firms in your area is necessary. For those who are quite busy with their work and careers, they can instantly seek legal help on the internet. 
You have to ensure that you’re dealing with reputed lawyers who are specializing in personal injury cases. This is one way of ensuring that you get maximum compensation on your claims. You see, personal injury cases involve enormous financial loss, especially the extreme cases. By hiring a competent personal injury lawyer, you will surely get the appropriate compensation because the lawyer can ascertain your financial losses. 
If you’re dealing with insurance companies, your lawyer can also handle the tasks on your behalf. You will receive the needed advice as to how to proper…

Miss Universe Philippines candidates at the launch of RWM’s Women’s Month celebrations.

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In celebration of International Women’s Month, Megaworld Lifestyle Malls and Newport Mall at Resorts World Manila are bringing PowHERful: Women’s Month Celebration. PowHERful women can enjoy special deals, displays and inspiring stories at the 2F, The Plaza from March 4-12, 2020.
For this year’s International Women’s Month campaign theme, everyone is encouraged to be #EachforEqual. As their website says, “We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender-equal world.”
Shoes with Stories To honor women’s achievement in their respective fields and industries, Newport Mall in Resorts World Manila will exhibit Shoes with Stories featuring stilettos from PowHERful women, showcasing their success stories and the role of their shoes in their careers.
A total of 20 different pairs, styles and brands together with their individual achievements and st…

Renowned Pianist Raul Sunico replaces Ryu Goto as PPO Guest soloist for its concert series

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DR. Raul Sunico, a renowned pianist, replaces Japanese violinist Ryu Goto as the featured guest soloist for the PPO Concert Series VII, slated on March 13, 2020, 8pm, at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater).
Due to the travel restrictions brought by the covid-19 outbreak, Mr. Goto has decided to postpone all his performances in Asia.
“We are happy to inform you that Dr. Raul Sunico has accepted the invitation of Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura to perform in place of the esteemed violinist. We are very grateful to Dr. Sunico for accepting despite the short notice,” shared PPO orchestra director Eugene A. De Los Santos, DMA.
Dr. Sunico will be performing Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F Major with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Fukumura.
The former CCP president graduated from the University of the Philippines with the degrees of Bachelor of Music (cum laude), Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, and Master of Statistics.
A scholarship grant from…