Month: January 2015

Burn Fat Efficiently With US Premium Garcinia Cambogia

Weight loss supplements always bring 1 question to mind: are there any side effects to it? Garcinia Cambogia by itself is an amazing fruit that has been used for centuries by local communities in various parts of South Asia and Africa in their foods. According to a study conducted by the Purdue University, Garcinia Cambogia […]

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Never Ship Your Packages Internationally To The Philippines Using Commercial Mail Couriers

FedEx, DHL, LBC, whatever. Hell, when it reaches the Philippines, the recipient is forced to pay a whopping amount of taxes even if the item involved is worth only $10.


Yep. When I ordered something from Kickstarter, there was an option if shipment will be through government postal service or FedEx.

International shipping to the Philippines is pathetic. Once it reaches the country, it takes foreEEEEEver to reach its intended recipient.

Thinking that the item was small, I decided to have it ship through FedEx. Hell, waiting for a few days beats waiting for 3 months or more.

When I got the package, I was shocked to find out I had to pay more than $50 in taxes.

WTF!!! (again)

If I knew about this first hand I would never have chosen the FedEx option. Even my sender was surprised he thought the guy at FedEx was trying to scam me since in the U.S. anything less than $50 is not taxed.

Well, welcome to the Philippines. Where everything is taxed and majority of them go to corrupt people. Literally.

So hell, I had no choice. But I will never, ever have anything shipped through those a-hole commercial couriers.

Shipping through the government’s mailing service will still tax me but the difference is staggering. Lesson learned for me.

Oh, and if you think that documents are exempted from taxes, think again. My cousin told me even she got taxed even for a few documents sent through FedEx.

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What You Should Know About A Father’s Rights During A Divorce

It’s a misconception that fathers don’t want to stay involved in their children’s lives following a divorce. On the contrary, many fathers want to stay as active as possible with their children during and after a divorce. Here’s what you should know about a father’s rights.

1. You can fight to become the primary conservator, as well as the parent who decides where the children will live. You can also have the majority of access to the children. Don’t assume that because you’re not the mother, you don’t have the right to any of these things.

2. The level of involvement that each parent exhibited while married will play a big role in determining who has custody of the children after a divorce. If the father was more active than the mother when it came to parenting duties, it’s highly possible that the father will continue to be the primary parent.

3. There are plenty of lawyers who want to help fathers through a divorce. Search for divorce lawyers in your area, read Cordell & Cordell reviews, and ask for recommendations from any fathers you know who have recently gone through a divorce.

4. If both the mother and the father shared parenting duties equally, a judge won’t necessarily default to giving the mother primary custody. It’s still possible for the father to gain the majority of control. Or, parenting duties after divorce may continue to be split down the middle.

5. When the judge looks at each parent’s role in the child’s life, they’ll look mainly at the daily responsibilities, which include feeding the child, taking them to school, meeting with teachers when necessary, taking the child to doctor appointments, cooking meals, and more.

6. It’s important to remember that the best outcome is whatever’s best for the children. In some cases, the father may have been the primary caregiver during the marriage, but following a divorce, the father may have to go back to work, which could affect how much of a role they could play in the child’s daily life. It’s not about proving who’s the better parent, but instead what’s best for the child.

Favoring the mother in court is becoming antiquated. When seeking custody of the children, it’s important to honestly display who has been the main caregiver all along – many times, the father’s taken on that role.

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