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Love May Be Someone, But It Will Always Be God

"Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful" I find 1 Corinthians 13:4‭-‬5 too overboard and mushy until I met Jumel. Blame the [my favorite] movie, "A Walk to Remember" for romanticizing …

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Aim For The Moon. If You Miss, You May Hit A Star.

W. Clement Stone, the proponent of the inspiring quote mentioned above, surely aimed for the moon or even the entire galaxy in order to turn his dreams to real time success.  His fortune in the field of insurance may have been due to some degree of luck, but he sure made all his successes to …

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“Exports Sales” of Omnibus Investment Code of 1987 are Zero-Rated Sales Under the NIRC

Paragraph (2)(a)(2) of Section 106 of the National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC), as amended by the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act (TRAIN Law), provides that those considered as "export sales" under Executive Order No. 226, otherwise known as the Omnibus Investment Code of 1987, shall be considered as "export sales" subject to …

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What are “Incidental Transactions” Subject to Value-Added Tax (VAT) Under the National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC) of the Philippines?

The law provides certain transactions that are subject of the Value-Added Tax (VAT) as defined and provided for by the National Internal Revenue Code. Included in these transactions are "incidental" ones, which, although not done in the manner as described by the Code, are still subject of the twelve per centum (12%) VAT. At the …

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Del Castillo vs. People (G.R. No. 185128)

In considering a criminal case, it is critical to start with the law’s own starting perspective on the status of the accused – in all criminal prosecutions, he is presumed innocent of the charge laid unless the contrary is proven beyond reasonable doubt.   FACTS Pursuant to a confidential information that Ruben Del Castillo (petitioner) …

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Maybelline Sensational Liquid Matte Lip and Cheek Tint Review: My Thoughts as an On-the-go Working Girl

Maybelline's first ever Lip and Cheek Tint! A versatile product that adds a flush of color to your lips and cheeks with a soft, matte finish. With a non-sticky, non-drying formula, it is easy to blend and provides a high color payoff.  Achieve that lightweight and intense look in 10 different shades.  I am a working law student and …

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What is Proof Beyond Reasonable Doubt?

The Supreme Court, in Del Castillo vs. People, defined proof beyond reasonable doubt in this wise: Proof beyond reasonable doubt, or that quantum of proof sufficient to produce a moral certainty that would convince and satisfy the conscience of those who act in judgment, is indispensable to overcome the constitutional presumption of innocence. In all criminal prosecutions, our …

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