Bestselling author Dr. Steve Maraboli once said, “Get-rich-quick schemes are for the lazy and unambitious. Respect your dreams enough to pay the full price for them.” It’s true. Get-rich-quick schemes — like corruption and gambling — are nefarious and corrode the moral fiber, work ethic, intellect and character of people, whether entrepreneurs or professionals. Let us teach ourselves that success is earned through working hard and working smart, not through shortcuts, cheating, fate or luck! A reader of this column, Christian entrepreneur and founder of the 2,000-branch The Generics Pharmacy (TPG) chain Benjamin “Ben” Liuson, jokingly told me that there are three get-rich-quick ways to become super-rich in the Philippines: first, be a gambling or jueteng lord; second, be a drug lord; and last but not least, be a “Praise the Lord”! Another Philippine STAR subscriber, the publisher of the 100-year-old Chinese Commercial News and … [Read more...] about How to avoid ‘get rich quick’ schemes and scams
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Just hours after a report alleging iKON’s B.I had tried to buy hallucinogenic drug LSD in the past, the singer announced he will leave the band that he debuted with in 2015. In one message, the singer appears to ask, “Should I get three? I can’t splash out, though. Can you get a discount?” Read also: ‘I will never repeat my mistake’ says Ju-ne of iKON … [Read more...] about B.I quits iKON over attempted drug purchase
(The Philippine Star) - May 6, 2019 - 12:00am Forgive as the Lord forgave you. — Colossians 3:13 I arrived early at my church to help set up for an event. A woman stood crying at the opposite end of the sanctuary. She’d been cruel and gossiped about me in the past, so I quickly drowned out her sobs with a vacuum cleaner. Why should I care about someone who didn’t like me? When the Holy Spirit reminded me how much God had forgiven me, I crossed the room. The woman shared that her baby had been in the hospital for months. We cried, embraced, and prayed for her daughter. After working through our differences, we’re now good friends. In Matthew 18, Jesus compares the kingdom of heaven to a king who decided to settle his accounts. A servant who owed a staggering amount of money pleaded for mercy. Soon after the king canceled his debt, that servant tracked down and condemned a man who owed him far less than what he’d owed the king. … [Read more...] about Should I forgive?
An OFW asks, 'Should I buy my health insurance now for my retirement in the Philippines 10 years from now?' Question: Hi Miss Rose! I wish to check your thoughts on this po. OFW po ako in Singapore. Maganda ang health insurance coverage namin dito pero gusto naming maghanda para sa aming retirement sa Pinas probably in 10 years. Naisip naming kumuha na kami ng insurance kahit na overseas pa. Kaya lang parang walang health insurance product sa Pinas na suitable sa OFW. Any suggestions po? Mag-iipon na lang po ba kami at bibili na lang ng health insurance paguwi namin sa Pinas? Ang downside po kasi e baka may pre-existing conditions na by that time. Looking forward to your inputs po. Thanks and God bless. Answer: Hi Resie. I’m glad to hear that you currently have a good health insurance coverage in Singapore. I also admire your proactive attitude about your retirement and a good retirement definitely includes your health matters taken care of. It is … [Read more...] about An OFW asks, ‘Should I buy my health insurance now for my retirement in the Philippines 10 years from now?’
My daughter, a first-year National University of Singapore (NUS) student, once told me a joke: What do NUS and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) students have in common? Answer: They all applied to NUS. I think she read it in NUSWhispers. After last week, there is another answer: They may be secretly filmed showering on campus. Singapore Management University doesn't look so bad now. Last week, besides Avengers: Endgame spoilers, all anyone could talk about was NUS student Monica Baey. She posted an Instagram Story about catching another student filming her in the shower, which resulted in Facebook posts by two ministers and a disappointing NUS town hall meeting on Thursday. We also learnt that 26 cases of sexual offence had been brought before the NUS disciplinary board over the past three years. That works out to be approximatelyone sexual offence every six weeks. NTU: "Hold my beer." Also last week, two cases of an NTU student being filmed in the shower were reported within … [Read more...] about S M Ong: My daughter is in NUS, should I be worried?