In the list of modes of passenger transport subject to 20% discount under the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010 (R.A. No. 9994), the tricycle is clearly missing. I do not know if our legislators intentionally did not include tricycle fare among privileges it granted to senior citizens. It could be that they just missed to include this comparably expensive mode of people transport.
August 21, 1983 was a Sunday and for the then 30-year old husband in me, it could be just another happy weekend with the family but it was not so. Instead of a usual Sunday afternoon strolling in the park or a shopping mall with my young family, I went out alone with our 7-year old son and his 4-year old brother because my wife had just given birth to our youngest child thirteen (13) days before that fateful day when the former Senator Ninoy Aquino was killed by a single bullet that pierced through his head.
The second image on this blog is a screenshot of the last ten transactions on my exclusive bank account where the Social Security System (SSS) remits my monthly retirement pension. You may click the image to see a more readable version. I had already posted an earlier blog about my bank’s practice of holding on to my small SSS monthly pension for at least ten (10) days before they make it available for my withdrawal.
The result of the upgrading my hosting platform to WP 3.9.1 was not so bad. Mimbo 3.0 did not break but it lost some functionalities. The most important feature that the theme lost was the thumbnail generation in its homepage. All of my new posts would not have thumbnails although their images still show in their pages. Because of the issue, I have to resort to having a sticky post using an old article for my featured blog or headline.