Saturday, January 22, 2022

SSS: COVID-hit members can avail of sickness benefits

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The Social Security System (SSS) announces that it provides sickness benefits to members who cannot work due to sickness or injury, including those who contracted the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Aurora C. Ignacio said that the sickness benefit is a daily cash allowance paid for the number of days that a member cannot work due to sickness or injury.

Under the program, a member must have paid at least three monthly contributions within the last 12 months prior to the semester of sickness or injury, may be confined either in a hospital or at home for at least four days, has used up all his current company sick leaves for the current year and has notified his employer regarding his sickness or injury.

“We are aware that many of our members are getting sick right now. Some of them even got infected by the current Omicron variant. We want to assure them that SSS is providing them with sickness benefit to augment their lost income,” Ignacio said.

Employed, self-employed, voluntary, and overseas Filipino worker (OFW) members could avail of the sickness benefit which is granted up to a maximum of 120 days in one calendar year to qualified members.

For example, Juan dela Cruz got sick for ten days this January 2022. The semester of his sickness will be from October 2021 to March 2022 while the last 12 months before the semester of his sickness will be from October 2020 to September 2021. He should have paid at least three monthly contributions for this period to qualify for the sickness benefit.

For those members who contracted COVID-19, they must provide a positive Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test.

The daily cash allowance is equivalent to 90% of the member’s average daily salary credit (ADSC). For example, if the total of member’s six highest monthly salary credit (MSC) for the 12 months is P96,000, he will have an ADSC of P533.33, and 90% of his ADSC will be P480, which is his daily sickness allowance (DSA). Then, multiply the DSA or P480 by the approved number of days (example ten days), to get the member’s total sickness benefit which is P4,800.

For humanitarian consideration, for contingencies starting March 2020, SSS extended the filing period for the sickness notifications and sickness benefit claims of members and employers.

With the extension, SSS is giving its members 60 calendar days after the lifting of the community quarantine to submit their Sickness Notification Forms of their home confinement to their employers. Normally, SSS would give them five calendar days to submit the said form to their employers.

For employers, SSS is giving them 60 calendar days after the receipt of the notification form from the employee to submit this to the SSS. If the country is still on community quarantine on the last day of submission, the employer may still submit the said form within 60 days after the lifting of the community quarantine. Under normal circumstances, employers should submit this form to the SSS within five calendar days after receiving it from their employees.

For self-employed, voluntary, and Overseas Filipino Worker members, they can submit their Sickness Benefit Application Forms for their home confinement to SSS within 60 calendar days after the lifting of the community quarantine.

Effective July 2020, employers may file their Sickness Benefit Reimbursement Applications (SBRAs) using their My.SSS accounts.

Before they could use the online facility, employers must have a registered My.SSS account and enrolled disbursement account in the SSS Disbursement Account Enrollment Module (DAEM). They should also have an SSS-approved sickness notification of their employees and they have paid in advance the sickness benefit to their employees.

Employers must log in to their My.SSS account, proceed to the E-Services tab and click on "Submit SS Sickness Benefit Reimbursement Application (SBRA)."

On December 27, 2021, the online filing of Sickness Notification (SN) and Sickness Benefit Application (SBA) were implemented together with the enhanced online filing of SBRA.

Online filing of the SN and SBA allowed employers and individually filing members to submit their application forms in the comfort of their homes or offices without having to go to the branches. The program is among the E-services available in their My.SSS account and required the filers to upload scanned documents such as medical certificate and other supporting medical documents.

On the other hand, under the enhanced online filing of SBRA, system shall display all approved SNs of employees of the particular employer. After this, employer shall select the claim reference number from the list and then, click proceed.

Employer must fill out the necessary additional information and tick the certification checkbox to certify that the information provided is true and correct and that the amount of benefit was paid in advance to the employee in accordance with the Social Security Law before clicking submit and OK.

SSS will send a notification to the registered email address of the employer stating that the application was submitted successfully with the transaction details of their reimbursement application and at the same time email notification shall also be sent to the employee for the confirmation of advance payment of sickness benefit. Employee is given seven (7) working days to confirm that the amount of sickness benefit was advanced by the employer. Failure to confirm within the given period or opted to click “I do not confirm” shall mean rejection of the filed SBRA by the employer.

For members, proceeds of the approved sickness benefit payment will be released through the member’s Unified Multi-purpose Identification (UMID) card enrolled as an ATM card or through their disbursement accounts in participating banks under the Philippine Electronic Fund Transfer System and Operations Network (PESONet). For employers, proceeds of the sickness reimbursements shall be credited to their enrolled disbursement bank account enrolled in DAEM.

“We want to remind the employers that under Republic Act 11199 or the Social Security Act of 2018, they should pay in advance the approved sickness benefit of their employees which is one of their primary obligations,” Ignacio concluded.

From January to November 2021, SSS has released around P3.30 billion to 399,455 members who availed of the said benefit.

For more information, visit the uSSSap Tayo Portal at, follow the SSS on Facebook at “Philippine Social Security System - SSS,” Instagram and YouTube at “mysssph,” Twitter at “PHLSSS,” or join its Viber Community at “MYSSSPH Updates.”

What is life like in Transnistria, the last Soviet stronghold in Europe?

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Transnistria is an unrecognised, separatist state on the territory of Moldova. Its independence is recognised only by Abkhazia, the Republic of Artsakh and South Ossetia, so regions that have limited recognition themselves.

In Transnistria, the majority of people speak Russian as opposed to Moldovan and the region has its own currency, the Transnistrian ruble. The republic also issues its own Transnistrian passports to its citizens but as Vlad, a man who was born and raised there, told me, people who live have dual citizenship of Transnistria and Moldova.

To reach Transnistria, it is necessary to go through a border crossing where foreigners are issued short-term visas. The validity of the visa depends on how much time one wants to spend there.

What makes Transnistria unique is the fact that, to this day, the republic is a Soviet stronghold and it seems like not much has changed there since the USSR fell. For example, hammer and sickle symbols can be observed everywhere, including on the republic’s official flag. Similarly, Lenin statues can be found at every corner.

Statue of Lenin in front of the building of the Transnistria Parliament

Statue of Lenin and the Transnistria Parliament in Tiraspol, the capital of Transnistria

The emblem of the USSR at the main square in Tiraspol

Streets of Tiraspol, Transnistria’s biggest city

The outskirts of Tiraspol

Rural Transnistria

Soviet stars on a gate to someone’s property

An abandoned Soviet school

Broken windows in the abandoned school

Soviet military training posters

Flag of Transnistria with hammer and sickle symbol

Transnistria is like no other place in Europe and when walking around Tiraspol and smaller cities one is under the impression that they went back in time to Soviet times.

Living in this state stuck in frozen-conflict, not recognised by any UN member is not easy as there are few jobs available and university degrees received in Transnistria are not recognised anywhere else.

That is why most young people go to the capital of Moldova or to Russia to study and then build their lives elsewhere. In turn, Transnistria, already abandoned by the international community, is also being left behind by its own people.

About the author:

Katarzyna Rybarczyk is a Political Correspondent for Immigration Advice Service, an immigration law firm operating globally and providing legal aid to forcibly displaced persons. Through her articles, she aims to raise awareness about security threats worldwide and the challenges facing communities living in low and middle-income countries.

Bongbong Marcos favors ABS-CBN's Boy Abunda over GMA's Jessica Soho?

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Boy Abunda makes his TV comeback and goes face-to-face with five of the country's presidential aspirants to pick their minds in "The 2022 Presidential One-On-One Interviews with Boy Abunda," from January 24 to 28 on The Boy Abunda Talk Channel and Kapamilya Channel. 

After making waves because of BBM's refusal to join the interview by GMA's Jessica Soho, he now agrees to be interviewed by Boy Abunda from ABS-CBN!

Duterte Playbook is at PLAY!

Bongbong Marcos is preferring softball interviewers like Toni Gonzaga and Boy Abunda over experienced journalists like Jessica Soho. 

At this rate, maybe Lolit Solis and Cristy Fermin should invite him next. Pagkatapos kay Vice Ganda naman. Lol!

I can't help thinking about how the anti-ABS-CBN would take this? Their candidate decided to partake in a meeting with an organization that they hate in view of being "biased". 

Jessica Soho must be so offended that BBM declined her interview on the grounds of being biased while he granted one with Boy Abunda.

GMA is taking the hit for this, ratings-wise. I wonder what they’ll do now WITHOUT the presidential frontrunner participating in their programs?

I have nothing against Boy Abunda but he is a Talk Show host especially for celebrities. 

Jessica Soho already put her name in the world of journalism. Journalism is distribution of reports of facts

Filipinos should know what should they really look into for factual details.

Jessica Soho is a Peabody award-winning Journalist and the country’s Most Awarded News Presenter. Marcos Jr, the questions are tough because the job of the presidency is tough. This is not Toni Talks or Tonight with Boy Abunda interviews.

But definitely,  if I am a politician who is afraid of tough questions that will digged controversies, I will just go with the talk show host rather than a journalist who made me stutter.

However, Boy Abunda used to have a late Saturday night tv program where he used to interview different personalities including politicians on a wide range of issues. He's not just a showbiz talk show host after all.

Boy Abunda will also make a good job interviewing the presidentiables. He does his research, he is critical and he is bold even in digging unchartered truths. There I said it. Not comparing, but he has his own laurels. 

And there is nothing wrong if the journalist will ask questions about politicians controversies because it is also a way for you to explain your side based on your own facts. 

If BBM has issues then he should not be afraid to answer it to clear his name.

Though Jessica Soho is one of the country's most awarded journalist oozing with much credibility. It could have been an avenue for him to elaborate and clear his platforms and issues hounding his campaign. The weird thing is that Narcos Jr instead accepted to be interviewed by Boy Abunda.

Boy Abunda: BBM, my question to you is: when is it okay not to be okay and when is it not okay to be not okay?

Not dismissing Abunda's interviewing skills but Soho is far more superior than him. Plus the Abunda Interview will be shown on Boy's Youtube Channel and Kapamilya Channel which have limited audience. 

They agreed on being interviewed by Boy Abunda for ABS-CBN because obviously they have limited reach since they shutdown the network. It minimizes any fact checking that the public can consume since GMA has now the largest coverage especially those who doesn’t have internet.

Some may say, "Aattend naman siya sa interview ni Boy Abunda".

Even if we disregard the fact that Boy Abunda will likely be less aggressive, we need to acknowledge that his interview will only be shown online and on the Pay TV Kapamilya Channel (According to the YouTube description).

Remember how ABS-CBN's free-to-air license was not renewed?

Hindi lahat ng Pilipino may pang internet, let alone pangbayad para sa Kapamilya Channel (Again, hindi ito free-to-air). Paano sila?

But if Boy Abunda does not bring up the issue on ABS-CBN's franchise in this case, we're not buying it.

Interesting times here. BBM favors ABS CBN's Boy Abunda over GMA's Jessica Soho for the interview.   

People are rushing judgments already based on what they can see on the surface.

Boy Abunda and Jessica Soho…both are good interviewers. but for national agenda/topic, mas ok si Jessica. Sana yung kay Boy Abunda eh straight to the point questioning and avoid rhetoricals and “fast talks” questions.

This will make or break Boy Abunda's image.

I hope the Presidential interview with Boy Abunda will be fair. Kung gisahan ang style, gisahin lahat ng nakasalang. Also, please include Ka Leody as one of the interviewee. I hope it will be aired LIVE and not a prerecorded one.

I just can’t get the idea of Boy Abunda asking Marcos “sex or chocolates”  

Is Toni Gonzaga better, or friendlier, than Jessica Soho?

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“Hypocrite - a pretense of having a virtuous character, moral or religious beliefs or principles, etc., that one does not really possess.” That’s to Toni Gonzaga, and Lucy Torres, and their kind.

It's really quite ironic and disappointing for the two to give life tips and lessons, but actively promotes a fraudulent political candidate at the same time. 

They teach about goodness one second and enables liars the next.

Wala naman kasing Toni Gonzaga or Lucy Torres Gomez ang magbibigay ng bible verse if issues on ill-gotten wealth and tax evasion are brought up by Jessica Soho.

In a teaser, Jessica Soho said they invited the five of the highest ranking candidates based on the latest surveys for the "Presidential Interviews." But Bongbong Marcos declined to participate. Only four others, Leni Robredo, Isko Moreno, Manny Pacquiao and Ping Lacson joined.

Marcos' spokesperson Vic Rodriguez says they declined invite because they believe veteran and Peabody-award winning journalist Jessica Soho "is biased against the Marcoses...we believe her questions will just focus on negativity about BBM which the UniTeam dislike." 

Bongbong Marcos would talk to Toni Gonzaga, but not Jessica Soho. That says a lot. This is already red flag! I wonder if BBM would've attended if it was Toni Gonzaga who conducted the interview. 

Bongbong Marcos' interview with Toni Gonzaga has been a big misinformation tool for Marcos to use. If only BBM had the guts to sit and talk with credible journalist who knows to differentiate facts and lies and provide trustworthy news.

Gonzaga’s controversial interview with BBM drew backlash but at the same time it also became instrumental to the growth of Marcos’ YouTube channel.

However, the engagement could simply be just online. The same way that none of Toni Gonzaga’s 12M views translated to sales for her corny ass movie Exorsis. Narcotics swore they would watch the movie? Toni threw away whatever integrity she has left for nothing.

it's a matter of who people should trust regarding news, updates, concrete plans, now tell me who is more credible between those two? in times that misinformation is widespread, people should know who to trust, and obviously it's not Toni.

Kay Toni Gonzaga lang daw siya magpapa-interview. Mas legit naman si Jessica Soho, Hindi nga lang as attractive as Toni. But it's not a beauty pageant.

Before these unending caravans muddle your memory, remember that everything started with this seemingly casual Toni Gonzaga interview that triggered so many making Toni Gonzaga's interview with BBM viral. It was probably one of the first miscalculations of the opposition and their supporters. Had they ignored it, it wouldn't have gained much traction.  By highlighting it like they did, it is now the MOST popular video on Toni's channel by far, and made many aware of BBM's own YouTube channel.  

However, this Cancel Culture could power BBM to the Presidency. But I hate to become president just because of infamy, like what happened to Duterte.

They say that the Pinklawans greatest power is cancel culture. The irony is, it's the same cancel culture that engulfed the (then simply) smoldering desire of BBM supporters to a now burning desire.

On a more serious note, this interview with Jessica Soho could've also been BBM's chance to share his platform (assuming na meron). But like his followers, Marcos Jr. is afraid of debates because it will expose his lack of intelligence.

Remember 2016 when BBM was also the leader in VP survey at onset until he wasn't during campaign period.. and the rest as you say could say is political history.

Also, if a presidential candidate cannot face Jessica Soho and still tries to avoid TV debates — choosing to sit down with personalities who are “friendly” like Toni Gonzaga who do not really ask the right and important questions — then BBM is probably NOT ready to be the next commander-in-chief.

If BBM can attend an interview with Toni Gonzaga, why can't he join the interview with Jessica Soho? He is aspiring for the highest position and yet afraid to attend? Nagmamalaki pang hindi daw duwag sa family nila pero puros iwas naman. Yan ba ang gustong maging presidente? 

Toni Gonzaga and her sister, Alex Gonzaga, are Christians who live by the word of God, or so they say, but at the same time, supporters of the family who killed thousands and looted millions. 

Nakakatawa rin na tumiklop si Bongbong sa dalawang babae - una kay COMELEC Commissioner Rowena Guanzon and now kay Jessica Soho...This speaks too much of his false image.

Replace Marcos with Ka Leody De Guzman for the presidential interviews

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In other news, it would’ve been refreshing if GMA News also invited Ka Leody De Guzman to the debates so we can have someone else (other than VP Leni Robredo) slaughter Marcos Jr on national TV.

I’m pretty sure Isko, Pacman, and Ping wouldn’t have the balls to attack a leading candidate.

Okay. Enough of the #MarcosDuwag thing. So why is Leody De Guzman still excluded from the frame of those being interviewed by Jessica Soho?

"invited 5 of the highest ranking candidates?" ..... Aren't there just like six of them? Ka Leody has been excluded in a lot of mainstream media when the topic is about the presidentiables. You can't convince me that they aren't doing that shit on purpose.

I'm disappointed that Ka Leody was not invited to the GMA News presidential interviews. He would've elevated the discourse amongst the candidates.

Ka Leody deserves to be heard. Manggagawa naman!

Presidential aspirant Ka Leody de Guzman says he is interested in joining national debates as these will give voters “informed choice.” Says a candidate who is reluctant to engage in debates will likely hesitate in taking on serious responsibilities as government official.

"Nais kong iparating sa COMELEC at sa publiko ang aking interes na lumahok sa kanilang national debates. Tingin ko, tungkulin ng bawat kandidato na ipakilala ang kanyang sarili at kanyang plataporma sa mga botante upang magkaroon sila ng “informed choice” sa Mayo 2022.

Gaya ng sinasabi ko nun pa, ang mga debate at diskurso ay mas mainam na inoorganisa ng Comelec para sa “level playing field” para sa mga kandidato’t partidong kwalipikado ngunit kulang sa rekurso,

Lalo na yung ayaw magkaroon ng "utang na loob" sa mga makapangyarihang mga interes sa lipunan. Bahagi ito ng panukala kong electoral reforms.

Kung may kandidatong nag aatubiling humarap sa debate asahan natin na mas mag uurong-sulong sa mas mabibigat na responsibilidad bilang mataas na opisyal ng bansa, o maaring may itinatago sa sambayanan."

Limang kandidato lamang sa pagkapangulo ang inimbita para sa panayam ni Jessica Soho-- wala si Ka Leody.

Bakit hindi bigyan ng pagkakataon na magsalita ang mga ordinaryong tao upang ipaliwanag ang kanilang plataporma. Bakit sa mga kilalang tao lamang sila nakatuon?

Leody De Guzman is more worthy than Bongbong Marcos to be invited. At least he has a brain he chooses to use, a platform, and offers more than empty platitudes.

I really wish the media took ka leody more seriously as a candidate. Sayang kasi dahil napakaganda rin ng platforms niya and I do feel like we definitely need someone in the candidates to put forward concerns that come from the masses.

And compared to Bongbong Marcos, he takes this whole election much more seriously. Ewan ko ba kung bakit si Ka Leody pa yung kinoconsider na nuisance eh etong si Marcos, hindi na nga masyado kagandahan yung plataporma, duwag pa... but that's a rant for another day.

i know na top 5 presidential candidates lang ang target pero sana if may nag-decline, they could've invited Ka Leody since it'll be a big platform for him to pursue his advocacy. He's decent and genuine with his candidacy naman. Bongbong Marcos is more of a nuisance candidate.

Bigyan natin ng chance siya to deliver his platform on mainstream media. I know it's impossible to invite all of them, but why do they solely base it on the popularity rankings anyway— when it's out there in the open that some of the notorious ones aren't competent enough for the highest post?

Ka Leody De Guzman is a promising presidential candidate as well. Hindi man malakas ang makinarya, like the other candidates, this could not help him top surveys pero malakas naman points niya (platform), track record, and paninindigan! 

I'd rather watch a candidate I haven't heard of fend for themselves than spot a familiar face that isn't worth my time at all. Filipino voters are very much entitled to have that 'informed choice', if and only if the concerned agencies are willing to make it happen.

Replace Marcos with Ka Leody! We would love to hear his thoughts, platform, and how we would present himself in a debate against other candidates. As a labor leader, and underdog, fighting for the masses and workers this would be big!

Indeed Ka Leody deserves the platform but mainstream media is most probably too afraid for a socialist man to speak the truth.

Not all those that have grievances against the government are "Dilawan"

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Si Aling Gemma na nagviral after maglabas ng hinanakit laban sa COVID19 response ng administrasyong Duterte, pinaghahanap ng barangay chairman at mga pulis kaya hindi na makalabas ng bahay at makapaghanap-buhay nang dahil sa takot.

Bakit nila pinupuntirya ang isang ordinaryong mamamayan na nagsasabi ng katotohanan? Na ilang taon nilang ginagago, pinapahirapan at winawaldas ang pera ng taumbayan sa kalagitnaan ng pandemya?!

Ayaw ba nila ng real talk? Ang kaya lang ba ng gobyerno ngayon ay mangharass at manakot? ... May pandemya pa yan. Kaya ba sa military equipment nag i invest at hindi sa mga importanteng pangangailangan sa panahon ngayon?

Why does she have to apologise? yung presidente nga ay puro mura Ang bukambibig eh.

Those who were not born during Martial Law. This is how it works.

Kapag si Duterte ang nagmura ay OK lang at pinapalakpakan pa, pero kapag mahihirap ang napapamura sa bulok na sistema ng gobyerno, pinaghahanap ng pulis?

Ang lagay ba eh si Duterte lang ang maaaring magmura? Pero kapag kagaspangan ng ugali at bunganga ni Duterte, okay lang? Eh si ate nga may pinagmumulan 'yong galit niya.

Samantalang si Leni kapag minumura ng mga trolls ay hindi maaksyunan, but when it comes to ordinary person like this Aling Gemma, ang bilis aksyonan!

This is a democratic country, kaya karapatan ng bawat isa satin n maglabas ng hinanaing at saloobin kung paano tayo tinatrato ng gobyerno..This is another side of martial law.. Pati matandang walang kalaban-laban ay haharasin ninyo. Shame on you!

Maling-mali ito. Gising na! Hindi man katanggap-tanggap ang paraan ng kaniyang pagpapahayag ng kaniyang saloobin, walang mali sa pagpuna sa gobyerno. Bagkus, dapat tingnan ng gobyerno ang pinagmumulan ng ganitong klaseng hinaing.

Nagsasabi lang naman sya ng totoo. Anong masama dun?.. Lantarang pagbusal ito sa kalayaan ng mga tao na magpahayag ng kritisismo sa gobyernong pabaya.

Ganito ba ang gusto nyo madlang people? Na kahit hirap na hirap na kayo at wala na makain eh hindi pwedeng umalma at umangal kahit mamatay na kayo sa gutom? 

Ganito po ba ang gusto niyong buhay? Yung ipapahanap kayo ng pulis at barangay chairman dahil nag-air kayo ng saloobin niyo na against the government? 

Mag-isip isip na kayo at huwag na magpaloko. Sobrang tagal na ng 6 yrs at madagdagan pa kung magpaloko muli.

The fact na wala pang Martial law yet they can abuse this kind of authority means something. Sa mga nagbubulagbulagan dahil hindi makayang ibabaa ang ego nila, isipin ninyo ang magiging kapalit ng pag stand sa maling gawain.

Sana po pag isipan inyo. Baka dumating ang panahon makaranas kayo ng hirap pero di na kayo pwede dumaing.

The Duterte playbook. Takutin at harasin ang mga mahina at walang kaya. Sad but she dropped a lot of truth bombs.

Hindi ito tama. We should not be living in fear. I hope may nakareach out kay nanay to make her feel better/safe.

Ayaw namin sa isang diktadoryang gobyerno!

Friday, January 21, 2022

Bongbong Marcos declines presidential interviews

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"Bongbong Marcos declined to show up for the GMA News Jessica Soho presidential interviews. In a teaser for tomorrow's full program, Soho says they invited the 5 highest ranking candidates but only Lacson, Moreno, Pacquiao and Robredo accepted.

We have been asking the Marcos camp if Bongbong Marcos will attend Comelec-sponsored debates, and followed up tonight why he declined GMA News' invite, but we have yet to get a response. We will update here when we get one."

I can’t believe I’m saying this but Duterte was right. He is really is a weak leader! Weak person nga. Hindi nya kayang humarap sa unscripted interview. Yung pagiging college dropout niya ay isa na ring palatandaan.

Yung gusto mag presidente pero debate at interview lang ay hindi magawa. Ang lakas magsabing ibabangon ang bayan eh sarili niya ay hindi makabangon man lang para sa simpleng interview.

Pero kapag Sonshine Media Network International, dadalo si Jr. for sure. Eh kasi naman, trending ang nagkakandautal-utal nya na pagsagot sa tanong ni Jessica Soho. Na-trauma yata.

Gusto niya kasi ay si Toni Gonzaga raw! Para petty questions lang. Yun lang ang kaya ni Junior! 

Nasaan na ba yung mga TikTok accounts na nagsasabing susupalpalin daw ni BBM si Leni Lugaw sa debates? Bahag ang buntot at takot pala.

Ano na naman kaya ang idadahilan nya this time? O, hahayaan niya lang yan na ang troll army niya gumawa ng dahilan? That’s the strategy. Let the pawns do the work. While he is at the comfort of his mansion (habang nasinghot) yung mga attack dogs, bayaran, at blind followers nya ang naharap sa laban.

Wala, hindi raw siya magdadahilan dahil "humble" kamo. Keme lang yung pa humble effect para maraming naMarcos.

Sabihin niyo kasi na may binyag or kasal para sumipot tapos on the spot interview/debate pala talaga... Charot!

Guni guni lang kasi ng mga supporter niya yung pagiging brilliant niya. Mabibisto na naman na wala talagang panlaban gaya noong 2016 VP debate. 

Because last 2016, Robredo roasted him in a debate and it crashed his candidacy and fortunately, natalo siya. We love it. We love seeing the Marcoses losing everything.

He is in politics for what... 20+ years? tapos tatay niya former president, and claim ninyo na he is very smart, pero irereject yung interview invitation dahil... pinagtulungan siya sa debate?

That's because that 64-year-old brat did not inherit even 1/3 of the oratorical skills of the late dictator. He just enjoys the benefits of having megalomaniac parents.

He does not even know his current events and issues. Puro motherhood statements ang banat.

Oh my, so mas mahusay pa mga college students na undergoing thesis? 

Funny how the one the Marcos supporters and DDS call “dumb” has more guts to show up, unafraid to answer questions. To all you believers of BBM, isip isip din kayo kung bakit laging no show ang manok ninyo. A leader should never be too scared to face his critics.

Takot si BBM magpa-interview kay Jessica Soho or sa Presidential debates because we all know he will choke and mauutal pag sumagot. Signs of a liar.

Jessica would ask him kung ano ang plataporma n’ya. Tatlo ang possible nyang maisagot. 1. Magkaisa 2. Babangon muli. 3. Nais makita ang mga ngiti ng Pilipino. I wonder if he can say that coherently, at the very least.

Less talk less mistake. Yan ang payo ng mga campaign managers, and let the trolls work. Walang authenticity, bad quality of a leader. Hindi pa halal pero nagtatago na. 

Ganyan ang strategy nila today. No ambush interviews and debates kasi alam nilang mahina talaga sa debate si Junior,  Takot mag-isa dahil usually kasi ay spokesperson niya nagsasalita sa mga issues laban sa kanya eh. Ayaw madulas yarn?

Ano ba iyan??? Will we actually settle with someone who cannot even attend the very important events such as the Zoom hearing with COMELEC and the Presidential interviews but could attend a "binyag"? This is what happens when the candidate is not willing to be accountable.

I-take advantage ito ng lahat ng kalaban. Kung dito pa lang ay hindi na niya kaya harapin, what more yung problema ng bansa.

Ang narrative nila this halalan ay gawing inaapi at kinakawawa si Junior to get more sympathy.

And this is what I'm afraid of. Pavictim na naman sila. Of course for us it only proves how incompetent, unreliable and coward he is. But for others, especially since pagkakatuwaan na naman to, papavictim sila. Inaapi. Kesyo ayaw ng "pagtatalo". 

Put this into perspective, mas okay pa si rastaman may episode sya sa KMJS at nailatag nya yun plataporma nya para sa bansa pero itong kinginang to, ayaw na ayaw ng impromptu. ayaw maexpose ng utak yarn?

I hope the Philippines would not settle with a President who would not attend hearings and debate but would rather attend binyag and wedding celebrations. We deserve so much better tama na ang 6 years with Duterte.

Humanap at pumili tayo ng lider na kayang humarap sa anumang batikos ng mamayan. Kayang sagutin ang mga katanungan na walang itinatagong katotohanan. Pagod na ang Pilipinas, huwag tayong magpakamang mang at magpabulag sa suhol ng kasinungalingan. Ang tao na nagtatago sa likod ng kasinungalingan ay hindi kayang harapin ang katotohanan.

Kung feeling sure win siya kaya ayaw umattend ng debate then somerhing smells fishy.. to think appointed lahat ni Duterte Yung mga nasa COMELEC.

Ahhh basta.. ibabangon nya daw ang bansa. Tapos! 

Tapos tayong lahat pag yan ang naging presidente. 

Also, GMA should give equal opportunity to all candidates and not just chose because of the survey results. Ka Leody is not included so this show technically robs the Filipino people of an opportunity to information.

Ka Leody deserves a spot there. It's time we give fair exposure to all the candidates.

Vital naman kasi ang debate kaya sana ay makapagparticipate lahat. At least people will know their side (issues), reforms for sustainability, awareness, viewpoints, comprehensive programs and etc..

Count your luck and celebrate Chinese New Year at SM Supermalls!

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Good fortune awaits shoppers at SM Supermalls this Year of the Tiger

It’s going to be a prosperous 2022 as SM Supermalls celebrates the Year of the Tiger with fun-filled events and activities for its shoppers! Whether you choose to stay home or safely shop at SM Supermalls, there are exclusive CNY deals for everyone to enjoy!

Lucky Dining Deals. Kick off the festivities with an abundant gastronomic feast with discounts and promos from January 16 to February 2. Shoppers can enjoy Lucky Eats Deals of as much as a 22% discount from participating tenants. For your convenience, you can easily shop via the SM Malls Online app where you can arrange for delivery or pick-up, or by calling our SM Customer Care hotline at (02) 8876-111, 0917-876-111 or 0908-876-1111. You can also have your fill of your favorite food while safely dining at Chinese New Year-themed indoor and outdoor Lucky Eats Dining Spots.

Lucky Red Finds Bazaar. Boost your luck and find all the lucky red items from SM Supermalls’ partner tenants and affiliates in this Chinese New Year-themed pop-up market.

Lucky Tiger Park. Families will be treated to a dazzling Chinese New Year experience featuring an outdoor set-up with lighted 3D tiger art installations, Chinese lanterns, and Drive-Thru Lion and Dragon Dances and Fireworks Displays to welcome the year of the Tiger!

Lucky Paws. Show off your pet’s best CNY-themed costume and get a chance to win pawsome prizes when you submit photos of your pets online or take them to select SM Supermalls Paw Parks.

Lucky Forecasts. When it comes to ushering in good fortune, SM Supermalls knows how to help prepare shoppers for the positive energy this new year brings. By scanning the QR codes, you can check out your 2022 Chinese zodiac brought to you by Feng Shui expert Ms. Marites Allen. Plus, you can also get a chance to win exciting prizes and SM vouchers!

Additionally, SM Supermalls has also prepared other activities and promos for everyone to enjoy until February:

● Lucky Plants. Attract good luck all year round with lucky plants in your home! This Chinese New Year-themed green market in select SM malls features floras that are considered lucky like the lucky bamboo, money tree, Jade plant, mandarin orange tree, orchid, bamboo, and bonsai.

● Lucky Finds on SM Deals. Check out CNY exclusive offers from SM Supermalls’ tenant partners and affiliates from Buy 1 Get 1 deals and 50% discounts.

● Lucky22 vouchers. If you opt to stay at home during these festivities, don’t worry about missing out on these exciting deals because SM Supermalls has got you covered. SM Malls Online will be having Lucky22 vouchers– a special voucher offering a 22% discount on food and non-food items for stay-at-home shoppers like you!

● Lucky in Red Pick-up at Curbside Promo. When you pick up your order at SM via SM Customer Care Hotline, SM will be giving away Php 200 worth of SM GCs on February 1 for those decked in red! So wear something red or drive by to pick up the items you’ve ordered in your flashy red car! This promo is for the first 22 customers only, so be sure to get there as early as you can.

Enjoy all these and more when you celebrate your #LuckyDaysAtSM this Chinese New Year! So, increase your luck and safely celebrate with SM Supermalls as it welcomes the Year of the Tiger with wishes of prosperity, health, abundance, and continuous good fortune!

For #SafeMallingAtSM, you can follow @smsupermalls on all social media platforms.

BingoPlus, One Race For Filipino Services aid seniors, families in Odette-stricken Bohol and Cebu

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BingoPlus, an online entertainment platform of the Leisure & Resorts World Corporation (LWRC) mobilized its work force in the Visayas to bring aid and provide shelter to the most affected sectors in Typhoon Odette-stricken Cebu and Bohol provinces.

Working with One Race For Filipino Services, Inc., a non-profit organization that specializes in rapid response to communities and individuals in need of urgent assistance, BingoPlus volunteers in Cebu embarked on a mission to Sitio Mar Beach, Barangay Marigondon, Lapu-Lapu City in early January to deliver care packages to families that had not yet received aid or relief since the storm.

Rice, canned goods, noodles, coffee, milk, water, vitamins, noodles and pasta sauce, as well as notebooks and crayons for children were delivered to over 800 families in Lapu-Lapu City. BingoPlus also supported One Race For Filipinos in distributing goods and building shelters for communities that still had no electricity or running water in Ubay, Bohol.

One Race For Filipino Services, Inc., which prioritizes assistance towards PWDs, senior citizens, pregnant women and single mothers, singled out senior citizens in the areas by providing them with building materials and helping them put up viable shelters for the coming days.

The group is raising more funds to increase the number of beneficiaries in the area.

Rebisco Continues to Grow Its Volleyball Family with Retooled Titan Team

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NEW YEAR, SAME DEDICATION – Rebisco shows once again its all-out commitment to the sport of volleyball as they enter 2022 with a renewed focus and goal of getting its indoor professional teams in the Premier Volleyball League to a better finish.


Entering its third season in the PVL, head coach Oliver Almadro’s team aims to build on its first two stints as they aim for a podium finish this time around and raise the level of competition in the Philippines’ first professional volleyball league higher than ever.


After adding experienced and skilled veterans in setter Jem Ferrer and middle Cherry Nunag back in November, Choco Mucho signed four key players that will strengthen the team’s championship drive this season.  They are Desiree Cheng, Isa Molde, Aduke Ogunsanya and Thang Ponce.


Cheng and Molde will provide the much-needed scoring in the wings while Ogunsanya and Nunag will join the defensive middle blocking composed of Bea De Leon and Shannen Palec. Ponce meanwhile, will support Denden Lazaro on floor defense.


“Choco Mucho is a team we consider to still be a work in progress. We are confident our new talented players will address the needs of the Titans and further strengthen what has already been built by the team,” says Rollie Delfino, Choco Mucho Flying Titans Team Manager.


With all PVL teams preparing heavily for another action-packed tournament, the Choco Mucho Flying Titans v 3.0 are ready to bring their A-game on the court this season.


“The competitive spirit, the passion, the pride, and the willingness to do more together with faith is what I see this team being all about,” added head coach Oliver Almadro.


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