THE DILEMMA CALLED DUTERTE
by Seneca MORALEDA-PUGUAN
In the 33 years of my existence and all the presidents that have led the Philippines in my lifetime, there has been no one as divisive as the election of President Rodrigo Duterte. All the presidents that I grew up knowing, from former President Cory Aquino to her son, Noynoy, have had their fair share of controversies but only President Duterte created so much political debate on social media. Thanks to Facebook and Twitter.
AARP CONFERENCE AIMS TO EMPOWER FILIPINO
WOMEN TO SAVW AND INVEST FOR THE FUTURE
by Barbara Kim Stanton, AARP Hawai‘i State Director
Filipinas are ahead of older women in other ethnic groups in some key areas – they are the least likely to live in poverty and the most likely to be married. They also are the most likely to be working after age 65 – about 25 percent of older Filipino women are working. But their wages are generally lower than those of other older women who work. And like all women, they generally will retire with less money and are more likely to retire in poverty than men.
THE “THIRD CULTURE KIDS” OF THE MIDDLE EAST SHARE EXPERIENCES OF TRANSITION AND ADJUSTMENT
by Rose CRUZ CHURMA
Art as Reality: the Transition of Filipino Migrant Children in the Middle East, published by the Philippine Embassy in Muscat, Oman in 2013, is the subject of a talk given by its editor, Araceli C. Jimeno, at the June 16 meeting of the Filipino Association of University Women (FAUW).
HEALTH & FAMILY
A PLANNED LIFE IS A HAPPY LIFE
by Matthew METTIAS
The month of June is coming to an end, and I have a confession to make… I have wasted three weeks of my life.
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