Thursday, February 26, 2015

BIR Chief Kim Henares Reminds Pacquiao Again Of His Tax Obligations

By Alon Calinao Dy: WBO Welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is going to face undefeated champion  Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. 

It is considered the biggest event in the history in boxing, which the ringside ticket costs around $5,000 and is expected it would be sold out in a short period of time because almost all boxing fans wanted to see this competition.

The BIR Chief targets the Filipino boxing icon and reminds him about his tax responsibilities to his country. Fans of Pacquiao say that Kim is a big stress on this mega-money bout. 

One die-hard fan asks, "Why she is forever going after Pacquiao and why she is not going after alleged pork barrel kings senators Revilla, Enrile, and Estrada?"

Pacquiao has been working hard as a boxer to bring the pound-for-pound crown in the country, but the timing is not right for Kim Henares demanding to settle his tax woes.

Others stated that the revenue commissioner only wants the media attention. If this is the case, she is not helping Manny Pacquiao to win the pound-for-pound king title over Mayweather.

If Pacquiao Wins Against Mayweather, He Should Fight Marquez Next

By Alon Calinao Dy: Mayweather may be the hardest opponent of Pacquiao these days with a perfect record of his professional boxing career. Pacquiao, on the other hand, has not confessed about his retirement in the sweet science after this much-anticipated battle of the decade.

Although it would not be easy and certainly Pacquiao is getting to knock Mayweather out or win the bout via unanimous decision, Marquez's trainer Ignacio "Nacho" Beristáin now believes that Pacquiao would win the competition convincingly since the American fighter has not faced the same caliber boxer like Pacquiao.

In fact, in a recent interview, veteran Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Marquez, who had  four fights against the Filipino boxing icon, warned the undefeated American to train hard and watch Pacquiao's speed and power as it might pose big risks on his defense.

In the United States, fans of Mayweather are going to drop their money on him, but the future hall-of-fame Beristain and other boxing experts recognize that Pacquiao is very determined to win 'the most lucrative fight of the century.'

Boxing fans also have speculations what if Pacquiao wins against Mayweather, he should fight Marquez next to avenge his last loss. Although I doubt Marquez would give Pacquiao another fight because he is still having a knee problem, it can't be denied that this is a once-in-lifetime opportunity to have the biggest payday of his entire career if he chooses to fight the Filipino congressman.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

ISIS Brutally Murders A Syrian Soldier

Photo credit: Daily Mail

By Alon Calinao Dy: A Syrian Soldier, who was caught by the ISIS, suffered in the hands of the terrorist group. Before he died, he handed over a message most probably prepared by the extremist group. 

This was not the first time that the ISIS released a terror video in social media sites. They also beheaded Japanese nationals and burned a Jordanian pilot alive, leaving the Jordanian king to retaliate against ISIS members.

In the Philippines, we witnessed in social media sites  on how some 44  elite SAF members suffered  in the hands of their rivals. Social media networks are being used these days to quickly broadcast their message and show their real agenda.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Mayor Erap Estrada Appeals To Sandiganbayan Not To Freeze Son's Bank Accounts And Assets

By Alon Calinao Dy: Current Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada has challenged the state prosecuting attorneys to prove some evidences that Senator Jinggoy is guilty of plunder charges before the Sandiganbayan freezes his son’s bank accounts and assets.

Senator Jinggoy Estrada was arrested  last September 2014 in relation to his alleged participation in the multibillion-peso pork barrel scam alongside senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Ramon "Bong" Revilla, Jr. The younger Estrada is currently facing plunder and graft charges.

In the television report GMA's “News TV Live” program, the former president Estrada recalled that his bank accounts and assets were also blocked when they charged him plunder cases, which he believed a baseless and false accusation.

Many news reports in different social media networks say "Erap is planning to run for president in 2016." As a popular action star in the late 1900s, Erap has a huge following in Luzon, especially in Mindanao and Visayas. This was proven when he became a new mayor in Manila and defeated incumbent Mayor Alfredo Lim on May 2013.

However, a social media user commented on Facebook, saying "Di na tayo natuto, bobo na lang ang boboto kay Erap." Erap was guilty of plunder case back in 2007, but accepted the presidential pardon of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Alleged Girl in Bagito Scandal Finally Breaks Her Silence

By Alon Calinao Dy: 'Bagito scandal video' became viral in different social media networks. These high school students allegedly performed sex on the premises of their school while being caught in the hidden camera. 

Many high school students called this scandal as "Stairway To Heaven" because they did this sexual act in the stairway of the school.

There had been a story also that the boy in the scandal video committed suicide, which there was no accuracy in it but only a speculation.

Watch the video here:

Chezca Mae Castillo Guinhawa, the alleged girl in circulating 'Bagito Scandal,'  denies that she was the one in that video. She admitted that she owns the same school uniform, but she clarified to the public by uploading her video on YouTube, explaining her side that she was very affected from the negative comments she received from the social media users.

When the said video was released  last February 5 on Facebook, many viewers claimed that this young girl was brave enough to confront the people who have baseless stories that she was the person behind the 'Bagito Scandal.'

She had one thing to ask from the public that they should stop spreading lies because her parents were the ones mostly hurt from this video scandal. At the end of her video recording, she strongly denied the allegations again.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

FBI Confirms Malaysian Terrorist And Bomb Maker Marwan's Death

By Alon Calinao Dy: Malaysian terrorist and explosives expert Zulkifli bin Hir alias Marwan was found dead during a police operation called "operation wolverine" in Mamasapano town, Maguindanao on January 25. This was confirmed by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) after the DNA test in Singapore last Saturday.

Marwan was one of the most wanted terrorists in the US who was connected to several bombings, particularly in Bali, Indonesia, where many Australian tourists died from the attack. The United States offered a $6 million reward money for the arrest of the bomb maker Marwan. 

PNP-Special Action Force (SAF) succeeded in the operation, which left 44 elite commandos killed when they were outnumbered and surrounded by the Muslim freedom fighter groups. The deadly clash between Muslim rebel groups and SAF members has led to the Truth Commission to investigate the said incidence.

I believe it would be better if the reward money from the FBI will go to the families of the 44 elite commandos who lost their lives in the fire fight. These slain soldiers are breadwinners for their families and so; it is just right that our government should help their loved ones.

We have experienced for several decades of wars in our land. The Muslim rebel groups have their own wives and children as well. They also lost their husbands and family members because war means loss of lives and mourning. A great lesson here is: there are no real victors in a war.

It is time for a long term peace and solution in Mindanao, but I am strongly against any sort of terrorist attack in the region. Cease fire is only possible if the Muslim rebel groups and our government are committed to public security and order, no more politics between the two parties. Then, thoughts of real peace in Mindanao are attainable.

A HealthTap Review

By Alon Calinao Dy: I've been a member of HealthTap for several years now, and I found it really helpful whenever I have health concerns. HealthTap has thousands of doctors all over the world that render free medical opinions and health tips for everyone. You can also download or install HealthTap application from your app store.

As I placed the invitation letter from HealthTap here, I would say they have helpful and best doctors' insights that every member loves to read and apply it to their daily life. In fact, it is very popular and I think it grows rapidly each day. It is available on any devices like iPod, iPhone, and Android.

I would still write about HealthTap even if they did not ask me to. As long as it helps many people and it is totally free, it is a great help for people who want to have different health answers to their questions. 

For instance, if you ask a question: what are the measures for headache? Within a short period of time, several health care professionals or doctors will try to answer your question. You can instantly read their advice and have many options which one is to follow among the responses from the trusted physicians. 

To be honest, I felt really depressed when my wife suffered an unexpected miscarriage last Decemeber 2014. Read the full story here>>> my painful storyHealthTap community helps me in a way that I have had a real connection with other people who have painful stories like me. I REALIZE I am not alone in this world.

As I read their different health problems, I have come to understand that they have suffered more than I felt the pain. They have battled chronic illnesses for many years, but they are still fighting to live long for their loved ones. I admit I don't know how to cry, but it touches my heart reading all their health concerns that they want to live long for their beloved families.

Lastly, I encourage everyone to ask and submit real questions and expect prompt answers from the reliable health care professionals around the world. Although others say that HeathTap's doctors are getting compensated for their work, I don't think their site is generating a huge amount of money. It actually saves patients' money and avoid being hassled through a series of appointments with the doctor.

Congratulations, great job! 

Monday, February 2, 2015

Kris Aquino Defends President Noynoy Aquino; Unfollows Judy Ann On Instagram

By Alon Calinao Dy: The Queen of All Media Ms. Kris Aquino became very emotional about the critics of her brother, President Noynoy Aquino, when he did not attend to present honor of the 42 elite SAF members at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City, who died in Mamasapano town, Maguindanao on January 26.
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"Bet On Your Baby" host Judy Ann Santos posted a past article about US President Barack Obama on how the most powerful leader prioritized his soldiers when they died from the battle, defending their country. He even apologized to his soldiers when he forgot to salute them. For this reason, she unfollowed Judy Ann on her Instagram, but the actress still followed the TV host.

Not only that, Kris had a personal message to Ogie and Regine on social media network: “I personally communicated with @ogiealcasid today anbd apologized for misinterpreting some quotes tagged to me supposedly coming from them. I said nadala na ko ng sobrang sakit. And I extended my sorry to my idol @reginevalcasid." 

Kris Aquino became honest to what she felt about what she heard and read from the people who attempted to humiliate his brother. It is understandable that it is an initial reaction of the sister who genuinely wanted to protect the reputation of her brother as a president of the country. 

Avid supporters of TV host also stressed their support that she did not mean to offend her co-celebrities, but she just got honest about her feelings about the current issues.