Hindi na bago sa gurong si Solita Daz ang usapin ng utang. Pero sa tuwing ito’y napapag-usapan, hindi niya mapigilan ang maluha dahil P5,000 lang sa suweldo niyang higit P27,000 ang natitira sa pagbayad ng utang sa gobyerno at sa mga private lending institutions (PLI). "Mahirap na maging nanay sa panahon ngayon. Lalo na kung teacher ka. Ang hirap. Kasi 'di lang gastos sa bahay kung hindi gastos sa school,” halos maiyak na sabi ni Daz. Isa lang si Daz sa mga guro at kawani ng Department of Education (DepEd) na nasa naturang sitwasyon. Pero mababago na ito dahil ayon sa utos na inilabas ng DepEd, hindi na kakaltasin mula sa suweldo ng mga guro ang utang nila mula sa 16 na PLI. Alinsunod ito sa General Appropriations Act of 2019 kung saan masesegurong hindi bababa sa P5,000 ang net take home pay ng mga guro at kawani. Maaalagaan din ang kanilang retirement dahil uunahin ang pagbabayad sa Government Service Insurance System. Pero … [Read more...] about Utang ng mga guro di na ikalkaltas sa kanilang take-home pay
MANILA – A group of journalists filed a petition with the Supreme Court Tuesday in support of Rappler’s plea to end President Duterte’s directive banning the news website’s reporters from covering his events. Led by Dr. Florangel Braid, one of the framers of the 1987 Constitution and now President Emeritus of the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC), and columnists Ceres Doyo, John Nery and Solita Monsod, the group claimed that they, too, are covered by a ban that violates press freedom as it is both arbitrary and constitutes content-based prior restraint. Other journalists who joined the petition-in-intervention are: former Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility executive director Melinda Quintos de Jesus, Inday Espina Varona, Vergel Santos, Twink Macaraig, Marites Vitug, Tina Monzon-Palma, among others. Journalism professors Luis Teodoro and Danilo Arao are also among the petitioners, as is election lawyer Emil Marañon III. In all, … [Read more...] about Journalists back Rappler plea to end Duterte coverage ban
Updated 7:16 pm PDT, Friday, April 26, 2019 The San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Park offers free events all day. Pictured are Rebecca Solnit and L.A. Kauffman from 2018. The San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Park offers free events all day. Pictured are Rebecca Solnit and L.A. Kauffman from 2018. Photo: Sunny Saperstein Photo: Sunny Saperstein Image 1 of / 20 Caption Close Image 1 of 20 The San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Park offers free events all day. Pictured are Rebecca Solnit and L.A. Kauffman from 2018. The San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Park offers free events all day. Pictured are Rebecca Solnit and L.A. Kauffman from 2018. Photo: Sunny Saperstein Author events: Plan your festival … [Read more...] about Author events: Plan your festival adventure
The Pulitzer Prizes are the highest honor in American journalism and writing. Among the winners are such famous names as Harper Lee, Toni Morrison and Carl Bernstein. They’ve written groundbreaking narratives and history-altering reporting. Recent examples include the reporters who shocked the nation into the sweeping #MeToo movement, local coverage of Cincinnati’s devastating heroin epidemic and swift breaking news efforts during the San Bernardino terror attack in 2016.The San Diego Union-Tribune has won four — 1979, 1987, 2006 and 2009 — in its varied publication history. In 1987 Jonathan Freedman won a Pulitzer for writing about immigration across the U.S. Mexico border. He was also a finalist for the prize in 1983 and 1984.His series of editorials urged the passing of the first major immigration reform act in 34 years. Read his editorial, “Easter sunrise on the border ends in Trauma,” here.“These editorials were written after I would go … [Read more...] about 1987 Pulitzer Prize-winner won for writing about immigration. Here’s what he thinks in 2019.
By Brad A. Johnson | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: March 13, 2019 at 11:03 am | UPDATED: March 15, 2019 at 9:18 am Rotisserie chicken probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind for most people when they think of Mexican food. But this might be the chicken to change that. Rotisserie chicken is universal, but it’s also a pretty big deal in San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato. I’ve found some very good rotisserie chicken in Orange County over the years, but I don’t think I’ve ever tasted a better one than the whole chickens that are being roasted over a wood fire at Solita in Huntington Beach. Solita’s chicken is rubbed with chipotle salsa and garlic and roasted over smoldering oak embers, giving it a distinctly (but never overwhelming) smoky demeanor. It’s served with grilled limes and tortillas, plus a choice of two small sides. If you’re sharing, you’ll need to spring for additional sides. And … [Read more...] about Best thing I ate: The best rotisserie chicken in Orange County draws inspiration from Mexico