Someone once asked me if a punong barangay, as a local chief executive, can veto an ordinance approved by the sangguniang barangay. My answer of course to that question was NO. Unlike all other local chief executives, such as governors and mayors, a punong barangay has no veto power. He cannot set aside or disapprove … Continue reading Why a punong barangay has no veto power
Four years ago today, my father passed away. Back then, I was so devastated. My world fell apart and my life broke into bits and pieces. I must admit that even to this very day, I still feel the excruciating emotional pain of losing him. In fact, my heart still bleeds because of his death. … Continue reading Will I see my father again?
I always wanted to serve the people of Angeles City as an elected public official. It was what my heart truly desired even at a very young age. I had three attempts to follow my heart's desire. My first was in 2001. I was very young back then since I was only aged 23. While … Continue reading Thank you Angeles City
Have you ever gone over your birth certificate? Or do you even have a copy of it? If you still do not have one, then it is high time that you get a copy of it. And as soon as you have it, you need to take a look at all its contents. Do it … Continue reading Why you need to take a look at your birth certificate now
President Rodrigo Duterte for the nth time said he was ready to “step down and retire.” Based on news reports, he made this statement in one of his recent speaking engagements. Is he serious? Or is it just one of his jokes? I cannot say for sure if he is really serious or simply joking … Continue reading Who will succeed President Duterte if he resigns from office?
By law, illegitimate children are considered compulsory or legal heirs of their parents. This means they have the right to inherit from them with or without a Last Will and Testament. Children are of course considered illegitimate if they are conceived and born outside a valid marriage. But do they also have the right to … Continue reading The Iron Curtain Rule
Let us say you met a foreign citizen. You eventually fell in love with each other and later got married. But years after, your marriage turned sour. Despite all efforts exerted, you and your foreign spouse failed to save it. He soon obtained a divorce decree abroad. And it capacitated him to remarry, which he … Continue reading Right to remarry in the Philippines of a divorced Filipino in a mixed marriage
Are you one of those with compound middle names? By compound middle names, I am of course referring to those middle names such as Dela Cruz, Quintos Deles, Villa Roman and the like. If you are one of them, what then is your correct middle initial? Is it the first letter of your middle name? … Continue reading Correct middle initials for compound middle names
I refrained at first from commenting on the infamous brawl that took place during the basketball game between the Gilas Pilipinas and the Australian Boomers. I felt back then that it was not right for me to do so since I failed to watch the game. But I later felt compelled to air my views … Continue reading Hear before you condemn Gilas
Sometime after the recent Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections, I received an exactly the same question from several persons on different dates. Some asked out of mere curiosity, while others asked only to confirm if the answer they already had in mind was right. Simple yet of great importance, their question in general has … Continue reading Appointment of a losing barangay candidate