Tag Archives: Overseas Filipinos

GMA: It’s the Economy, Student!

(The camp of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo recently released an article that she wrote. Some say this is a diversionary tactic. Some say, Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda, that this is “political manifesto disguised as an economic paper” Some say it contains observations that, disregarding any negative preconception against the author, are valid and should be addressed by the administration of President Benigno Aquino. Each one is entitled to an opinion, so read the article and express your opinion at the comment section below. Two graphs were removed from this full text due to difficulty in including them.) Continue reading

Annulment in the Philippines (Questions and Answers Part 5): Overseas Filipinos Edition

We have four installments on this topic (refer to Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV), as well as related posts on annulment, legal separation, declaration of nullity and divorce. We’re trying to cope with the numerous questions raised, but with our schedules, it’s impractical to answer the questions one by one. This is the reason why we summarize the questions so that similar ones would be answered in one go. Again, browse through the existing related articles to see if your questions are covered by existing discussions. Continue reading

Overseas Filipinos as Entrepreneurs

The combined effects of the strong peso and a weakened US dollar had resulted to a “loss” of income of overseas Filipinos (OFs), which includes Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).  The “lost” income is 24 Billion Pesos, as compared to 2006 figures, which amount would have gone up to 26 Billion Pesos had not other currencies appreciated against the US dollar as well. Continue reading