Piece of Cake

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I usually write about comparative law and critical analysis of proposed legislations in the Congress of the Philippines.

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FOR my column this week, I would rather write the good news for Filipino jobseekers and Fil-Am senior citizens in lieu of the ongoing hearings on military corruption in the Senate of the Philippines.

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PAGE 17 of the Filipino Reporter’s issue of Jan. 21-27, 2011 carried a news item from Manila captioned “Make annulment accessible to poor” regarding House Bill No. 3952 titled “An Act recognizing spousal violence, infidelity and abandonment as presumptive psychological incapacity constituting a ground for the annulment of marriage.”

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I am in no mood to write legalese this week with the unemployment rate at 9.4 percent inspite of the improbable decline of 0.4 percentage points, according to the job figures released by the U.S. Labor Department on Jan. 7, 2011.

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THE latest column “Ruminations” of Rey O. Arcilla, a regular columnist of Malaya, which appears in the Filipino Reporter’s issue of Jan. 7-13, 2011 made me reflect on why I write my weekly column in the Reporter for over 16 years.

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