By Samantha Gayle Santos People would often tell us to do what our heart desires because this will lead us to the success that we’ve been dreaming of. That we should dwell on our strengths for it gives us the zeal to pursue our endeavors. However, are we living life to its fullest if we don’t get to do what we’re not used to, or the things that we fear doing? Our life was conditioned to reach the end goal - to attain the state where we can finally say that we’re happy and con
By Arlyn Tan Taxes are always incurred during accumulation, disposal and distribution of wealth. Even during death, the government collects its share before the assets are divided among the heirs. According to Benjamin Franklin, nothing is certain except death and taxes. When a person dies, the tax that is due to the government is called estate tax. The estate is defined as the total money, property owned by the person at death. Whether the tax is small or big, the amount b
Cartoonist: Obra Maestro Obra Maestro is a teacher-illustrator, digital artist and cartoonist from Pangasinan. He makes illustrations for DepEd's learning materials. He also works as an editorial cartoonist in local newspapers Northern Times and Pangasinan Star. His editorial cartoons aim to inform, inspire and move people to take action on the current issues in the country.
By Pablo Joaquín Photo courtesy of Jacinto Tee (1984) Let’s be clear: politics, despite its many noble and ideal pursuits, is often a stressful, overbearing, and toxic discipline that transforms even the brightest of wide-eyed idealists into career cynics — jaded by its constant factionalism that seems to escape every opportunity for reconciliation (among other disincentives). It is the Filipino’s conventional wisdom that politics has no place in our dinner conversations, com