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Bacolod City, PhilippinesWednesday, September 25, 2013

Her husband just died
and she’s partying

Dear Tita,

Our son, Mario, married Thelma, a single mom, who was very much younger than he. We were against the marriage from the start as we already heard a lot of unpleasant things about Thelma: how she cheated on the father of her son which caused him to leave her and how she goes out partying often, leaving her little boy with her poor, old asthmatic mother, who really shouldn’t have to take care of the boy in her condition.

But despite our objections, Mario was determined to marry her as he said he loved her very much. The wedding was a big affair which made Thelma and her friends very happy. They bought a lovely house in a nice subdivision as Thelma wanted to impress her friends, and Mario couldn’t say no to his young bride.

After a few months later, we noticed a change in Mario. He used to be so outgoing and happy but the pressures Thelma put on him got too much. She demanded more money and when he could not produce what she wanted, she kept nagging him until he became so depressed. The strain was too much, and one day, he suffered a stroke and was rushed to the hospital where he died after two days.

We were heartsick over our son’s death. Thelma started partying after only a few months and soon, we heard she was dating another older man. I blame her for nagging Mario to death. Recently, I heard she was selling their house as she wanted to move to Manila to be with her new boyfriend.

I want to tell her what I really think of her. She ruined my son’s life.

ANGRY MOTHER

Dear Angry Mother,

If you do confront Thelma, what good would it do?

It wouldn’t bring Mario back to life. I would advise you to keep your resentments to yourself. Sooner or later, karma will catch up with her and she will have more problems in the future.

Just keep on praying for Mario so he can rest in peace.

TITA

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Bacolod Tay Tung
holds Loyalty Week

The Loyalty Week celebration of the Bacolod Tay Tung High School kicked off with a grand parade of students from all grade levels at the Po Hang Gym Monday, a press release from the school said.

Principal Isabelita Perigua, who gave the opening remarks, thanked the parents, students and the school stakeholders for their support. Math and science competitions and a Family Day will highlight the week’s celebration, the press release also said.

A skit presentation was held by the students during the opening program, that focused on the need to protect the endangered species, like the Philippine Eagle and the Visayan Spotted Deer.

A mascot competition, meanwhile, featured several activities to test the durability of the indigenous materials used in creating the costumes, the press release added.*

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SME training
set in Bacolod

The “SME Roving Academy” will be held by the Department of Trade and Industry 8:30 a.m. on October 2 and 3, at the Natalia Hall of the O’Hotel at Lacson-San Sebastian streets in Bacolod City, a press release from the DTI said.

The small and medium enterprise management training program targets would-be entrepreneurs, SME owners and managers of micro and small to medium-sized businesses. It aims to provide continuous learning program to help them set up and step up their operations, the press release also said.

The training will discuss topics on entrepreneurship, marketing, agri-preneurship and the impact of climate change to SMEs, presentations of the financing programs of the government and the prospects of the coconut industry. A skills training on fashion accessories will be held on October 3.

The training will be conducted for free but the number of participants will be limited. For reservations and more details, those interested may contact Engiemar Tupas of DTI at 433-0250, 434-7920 or 704-2203, the press release added.*
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Bacolod Tay Tung holds Loyalty Week
SME training set in Bacolod
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