King Biboss Halal Restaurant owner Mrs. Georgina Velasco Soliman, a Filipina wife of an Egyptian national Mr. Ibrahim Soliman and a successful businesswoman has their share of ups and downs when they were just starting but through the grace of Allah, even in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic they managed to thrive and now her restaurant is one of the “best halal” restaurants in Manila. MJ Olvina-Balaguer, +639053611058, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com DZMJ ONLINE MAKABULUHANG JORNALISMO YOUR HAPPINESS CHANNEL
AMIDST the difficult situation of business in the two year of the COVID-19 pandemic still there are business who managed to thrive instead due to sacrifices in its operations.
One of the two important holidays in the Islamic calendar is fast approaching, the Eid’l Adha, will commence this July 9, 2022, the whole of Islam remembers the sacrifice of the Prophet Ibrahim (AS) when Allah (SWT) commanded him to sacrifice his only son Prophet Ismail (AS) and this attitude is what all Muslim strive to emulate in this life.
Like the Prophet Ibrahim (AS) another Ibrahim also went on a similar predicament and manage to overcome difficulties along with his Filipina wife, the owner of King Biboss Halal Restaurant in Ermita, Manila Mrs. Georgina Velasco Soliman.
As wife for Egyptian National Mr. Ibrahim Soliman they also encounter several difficulties when they were still starting their businesses like King Biboss but through the grace and blessings of Allah (SWT) everything overturned and and it crowned their efforts with success.
Nowadays their restaurant is one of the choices of Muslim brethren in Manila area, celebrations like weddings and other important family gatherings are celebrated in the restaurant tagged as one of “the best Halal” restaurant in the city.
It is the true secret of success that is why they never forget to give zakat to those who needed then especially in times like the Ei’d. the brethren in the Al Falah Jammah in Plaridel Bulacan is sending their heartfelt thanks for the two boxes of dates with whom they have donated for this very special Islamic occasion.
It is indeed a testament to the true follower of Allah (SWT) and being a good person the reason being that their restaurant doesn’t just cater to Muslims but to all people who happen to pay a visit to Pedro Gil corner A. mabini where they can find the “the best Halal Restaurant” in Manila.///Maryam Jannah Binti Ismail (MJ Balaguer),+639053611058, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com DZMJ ONLINE MAKABULUHANG JORNALISMO YOUR HAPPINESS CHANNEL
Winner of barong-design contest for BBM’s inauguration named soon
SPECULATIONS on who would be the lucky designer who will dress incoming President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. on his inauguration on Thursday would be answered soon as the ongoing barong-design contest will be decided within the next few hours.
Jay Herrera, Marcos’ official image specialist for the past eight years, announced this amid excitement and suspense on what the President-elect would wear for the momentous event.
“As of this moment, there is no official design yet for BBM. His sister, Irene (Marcos-Araneta) is holding a contest among designers to get the best design. But it will be decided in two to three days,” he said.
The contest also included the barongs that will be worn by his three sons. For LAM (Marcos’ wife Liza), a designer has been picked already.
Herrera said that Marcos had been wearing Jusi or shirt-jack barongs mostly designed by Avel Bacudio for his engagements in the past weeks preceding the May 9 elections.
Meanwhile, to maintain Marcos’ presentable appearance, the image specialist said he would be around to ensure this as the incoming President who has no vain bone in his body, tends to take his appearance for granted.
“Hindi siya vanidoso, hindi siya ganun ka-conscious sa kanyang appearance. Si Sir, kung ano ang itsura niya pagkaligo niya, ok na sa kanya ‘yun. As is, where is. Kaya minsan may mga pictures siya na may part ng buhok niya na nakatikwas,” the designer added.
“Kaya ‘yung mga ganun ang babantayan ko para ma-maintain ang dignified appearance niya. Kailangan maayos siya tingnan lagi. I will also assist him in dressing,” he also disclosed.
While for the past eight years, Herrera had also been the incoming First Lady’s image specialist, he had been given marching orders to concentrate on the incoming President for now.
“I suggested for LAM to get her glam team but it would still be up to her,” he added.
Herrera recalled how he started working for the Marcos family when BBM was still a senator.
“When he was still a senator, he had an interview with GMA so they searched for an artist and I was recommended. His staff suggested na gawin kong mukhang bagets si BBM so ginawa kong parang Korean ‘yung buhok niya, wavy,” he narrated.
“Nung nakita niya, sabi niya, ‘What did you do to my hair?’ Kaya akala ko that would be my first and last time to work for him,” he recounted.
Much to the image specialist’s surprise, he was called again after a few weeks for another interview.
This time, he said, he asked Marcos first for his suggestion and was satisfied with the style that Herrera did.
“Ginawa kong sleek ‘yung buhok niya. Though at first, hindi pa siya sanay kaya pilit niyang binababa until sa naging comfortable na din siya with the style at naging trademark na niya,” he added.
“When I started working for him, noong una pag nakikita niya ako, nagre-react pa siya, until na-realize niya, after getting advices from his Mom and sisters, na kailangan presentable siya, lalo na sa mga TV interviews,” the image specialist also said.
“Ngayon, comfortable na siya sa’kin at kabisado ko na rin pano ayusin ang buhok at mukha niya. Metikuloso din siya when it comes to the time spent on his appearance kaya we have developed a good timeline. Alam ko nang basahin ang expression nang mukha niya pag medyo tumatagal ako sa pag-aayos ng buhok niya,” he added.
BBM sets to empower barangay officials; prudent use of additional funds from Mandanas ruling pushed
OFFICIALS of the country’s 42,046 barangays will undergo capacity-building training under the incoming administration of President-elect Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr., to ensure optimal utilization of the additional funds to be injected by the Mandanas-Garcia ruling.
Atty. Vic D. Rodriguez, incoming Executive Secretary, pointed out that barangay governance would further improve with the additional funds that the implementation of the ruling would provide.
“When I was still a barangay kagawad, seryoso na kami noon, our budget was only four-million…And those were the difficult times that I think now, wala nang problema doon sa mga barangays na nagta-tap ng ilaw sa poste ng mga Meralco dahil hindi mabayaran ang kanilang monthly kuryente,” Rodriguez said.
He was recalling his experience when he started in public service as a young village councilor during which he admitted that funds for basic services were hard to come by.
“And I think ngayon sobra-sobra na ang inyong pondo, sobra-sobra na pati ‘yung pagdi- deliver ng basic services. And it is indeed true – nag-evolve na rin ang mga barangays…Napakaganda ng evolution ng barangay governance…Magkakaroon pa kayo ng dagdag na pondo dahil sa Mandanas-Garcia ruling,” he said.
The executive secretary-designate noted that the barangay officials in Quezon City have already been undergoing such series of training, but not all barangays have the financial capacity.
Hence, he assured, that incoming Interior and Local Government Secretary Benhur Abalos Jr. and incoming Undersecretary Felicito ‘Chito’ Valmocina, who also boasts of a lengthy experience as village leader, would ensure that all barangay officials nationwide will undergo capacity-building training.
“I know you’ve been doing a lot of capability-building seminars but, not all barangays are fortunate like you here in Quezon City… but ‘yung mga hindi pa, with the incoming DILG Secretary Abalos, you’ll be in very good hands,” he pointed out.
“With Usec. Chito, magkakaroon kayo ng training, capacity-building on how to better use those funds that will be coming your respective barangays and respective jurisdictions,” he continued.
At present, LGU’s IRA comes from 40% of national internal revenue taxes collected by the BIR.
With the Mandanas-Garcia ruling implementation this year, it is projected that LGUs will have a 27.61% increase in the total IRA shares.
During the campaign, Marcos assured barangay officials that they would have a champion should he win, adding he would bat for the implementation of the provisions of the Local Government Code that provide for benefits for barangay officials that have not been fulfilled due to lack of sufficient funds.