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Monday, May 28, 2018

Newspapers are Dead Just Like the "Tuyo" or "Tinapa" Wrapped in Them


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The reality of traditional print media is that nowadays, when we open our newspapers or magazines, it usually means we are about to cook "tuyo" or "tinapa”

Sarcastically “We would like to specifically mention the thousands of tuyo and tinapa vendors who have continued to subscribe to the paper to boost their retail business."

But many have failed to realize that newspapers and magazines are mostly dirty and a health hazard if used to pack food because of the ink used on them.

"Printing ink contains harmful pigments, chemical binders, and various harmful additives which pose risks to human health if ingested. This is precisely why companies cannot use newsprint as packaging material. However, street vendors are not bound by the same rules, which is why newspaper is so commonly used to parcel food."

"It also warned people that children, seniors, those with compromised organ function, and people with weakened immune systems were at the greatest risk of cancer-related health complications, if they are exposed to food packed in newspaper."

“It has been observed that vendors have been using newspapers in packing and serving food, which is harmful. I urge the public to dissuade the vendors from doing so.” It is important that we sit up and take notice of this advice and we urge people to create awareness and to request different packaging material when purchasing food from roadside vendors.

So if we are to heed the health warning, then newspapers are really soon to belong in a museum (or not .... as paper would also eventually decompose and turn into nothing but dust). 

Why are there still print media? 

Most of the surviving print media entities are just relying on funds provided by the owners and investors who have other businesses. Many are still using the "influence" posed by print media as there are still some who thinks there is still a considerable amount of readers.

We have to admit that old and even new copies of print media are being given away for free at many events or occasions. The reality is that advertisers are now more inclined to go online since the numbers are bigger there as compared to print which is harder to measure. In fact, those who work for newspaper or magazine companies could not even give you a realistic figure.

True enough, print is dead. They are now just there for show, and making efforts to deceive people that they are still significant source of information. 

Why keeps bringing down trees, or recycling paper, when majority of us are now connected online and getting our news directly from social media, with many possibilities of even immediate direct feedback and interaction.

There have even been many cases when traditional media are getting many of their news, and potential special features, from social media. 

Should trad media continue to deny they have gone digital as well because they are now almost like dinosaurs?

#WazzupPilipinas #PambansangBlogger #Reality #TraditionalMedia #EvolvingIntoNewMedia #TradIsDead #LongLiveOnlineMedia

Sunday, May 27, 2018

DOTr Works Double-Time to Deliver Cavite Gateway Terminal, First Barge Terminal in PH


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Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade, along with other DOTr officials, conducted earlier today, 26 May 2018, a site visit to inspect progress at the Cavite Gateway Terminal Phase 1 Project in Tanza, Cavite.

The Cavite Gateway Terminal Phase 1 will accommodate barges, which will ferry 20 and 30-footer container trucks now plying the routes of Metro Manila from Subic Port in the North and Batangas Port from the South.

Dubbed as the first barge terminal of its kind in the Philippines, the project will have 550 ground slots for containers.

An estimated two to three hours of ferry time, with initial multiple pick-up locations from Cavite-Manila, Cavite-Batangas, and other future routes such as Cavite-Subic, this facility will have empty depot.

This original concept of Secretary Tugade, under the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte, was silently constructed, aimed at decongesting Metro Manila traffic by reducing the number of cargo trucks plying its roads by 50%.

"Malaking tulong ang proyektong ito para maibsan ang parating dinaraing na traffic ng mga motorista sa Metro Manila, lalo na ng mga working class. Kahit papaano ‘pag nawala iyong mga mahahabang truck na katumbas ng hanggang tatlong sasakyan, mararamdaman natin ang kaunting ginhawa,” Sec. Tugade said.

Also present in the inspection were DOTr Usec. for Finance Garry De Guzman, Usec. for Aviation and Airports Manuel Antonio Tamayo, Officer-in-charge Usec. for Administration Artemio Tuazon, Jr., Asec. for Maritime Fernando Juan Perez, and CAAP Director General Jim Sydiongco.

Now at over 90% completion, and with over 300 manpower working 24/7, the Cavite Gateway Terminal project is slated for launch before the end of June 2018.

What You Should Know Before Making a Written Essay


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Many of us get entangled when it comes to an essay but in reality it is very simple. It is defined as a literary composition in which we give our point of view or interpretation on a certain theme humorous, philosophical, and social, research and so on. 

Despite its simplicity at its core, some students continue to encounter some difficulties in pouring their ideas into structured writing. If you are one of them, we recommend you to read the whole of this post. 

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Are you still curious about how to start essay writing properly and correctly? Just keep reading on!

When starting to do an essay, we have to remember everything we know about a certain topic and start giving our point of view. It is good to read in a work attitude, that is, we must do a deep study reading to support what is going to be written.

Underlining is done by locating the main ideas of the authors; is what is commonly called summary, which will serve to substantiate the essay with texts or phrases at the bottom of the letter, in quotation marks.

The analysis: it consists in the classification of the information, in ordering it, understanding it and interpreting it.

The synthesis: it is the most important step, since it consists of knowing how to express the ideas of the authors with the words of one. Having the concept as well as the idea is the objective of this moment and knowing how to express it orally or in writing using your author’s style.

The comment: This is a personal opinion accommodated by a person's reflection on an object. According to its structure, the test must be presented in a certain order. Without a clear structure, you will find it difficult to assemble your ideas into a structured writing. The structure of the essay is the key that enables its readers to understand the ideas. 

 To be clear, let’s check out the followings:

Introduction: it is the one that expresses the theme and the objective of the essay; it explains the content and the subtopics or chapters it covers, as well as the criteria that are applied in the text, is 10% of the essay and covers more or less half a page.

Development of the topic: It contains the exposition and analysis of the same, the own ideas are raised and they are sustained with information of the necessary sources: books, magazines, internet, interviews and others. It constitutes 80% of the trial and covers more or less than 4 to 5 pages. In it goes the whole theme developed, using the internal structure: 60% synthesis, 20% summary and 20% comment.

Conclusions: In this section the author expresses his own ideas on the subject. It is allowed to give some suggestions of solution, to close the ideas that were worked on in the development of the topic and to propose lines of analysis for later writings.

Bibliography: It consists of the references of the consulted sources that were used to gather information and to sustain the written ideas or criticisms. These sources can be books, magazines, internet, interviews, television programs, videos, etc.

With regard to the points of discussion then you can minimize the mistakes you may make in making the essay. Remember that essay writing is about studying the essay itself.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

CEM Career Expo 2018 Scheduled on June 1 and 2


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  • This coming June 1 and June 2, 2018, the College of Economics and Management Alumni Foundation, Inc. (CEMAFI) together with the College of Economics and Management Student Council (CEM SC) and the College of Economics and Management Senior Class Council (CEM SCC) will be organizing the first ever Career Expo in the College at the Rural Economic Development and Renewable Energy Center (REDREC) grounds with the theme, “Equipping the Next Generation of Professionals towards a Globally Competitive Career Path”



What is Career Expo 2018?

Career Expo 2018 is a two-day event that expose students to a diverse range of jobs to suit their equally diverse fields of specialization, and providing companies with excellent graduated who are willing to give back to the Filipino People.

During the first day of the event, speaking engagements from different Alumni of the College of Economics and Management of different fields of expertise will take place from 8:30 A.M onwards. The topics that will be included in the event are (1) Resume Making, (2) What to do Before, During and After an Interview, (3) Power Dressing, (4) Corporate Business, (5) Finance and Marketing and lastly (6) Start-up Industries. On June 2, companies from different industries will be joining the event during the Job Fair.

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Do you want to be a partner of Career Expo 2018? Contact Ramon M. Gonzales at 0917 325 3318 or at rmgonzales@up.edu.ph

A1 Celebrates 20th Year Anniversary via a Reunion Concert!


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The much-awaited reunion of well-loved 90s band A1 is finally happening! This time, fans will surely be thrilled as Paul Marazzi joins his original band mates Ben Adams, Mark Read, and Christian Ingebrigtsen for the British-Norwegian band’s 20th Anniversary “Reunion” Tour 2018. The band is scheduled to hold a concert on the 21st of October 2018 at Kia Theatre, Araneta Center, Quezon City.

Ben, Mark, and Christian expressed their excitement on having Paul back on stage with them:
We're unbelievably excited that Paul will be joining us again and bringing the original line up of A1 together for the very first time in nearly 15 years, as we approach the 20th Anniversary of when we released our 1st single & album Here we Come. There was always an amazing dynamic and energy when the four of us performed together. So what better place to bring that magic back than to the part of the world that has always embraced us with such incredible love and support, South East Asia, more specifically, the Philippines, Indonesia & Singapore. We absolutely cannot wait to see our friends and fans over there once againand bring them a show that will remind us of all the great times we had together. It will surely be a show to remember and not to be missed.” 



Paul, who left the band in 2002 due to personal reasons, likewise conveyed his thoughts on the reunion tour. He said, “This time 20 years ago i was just starting out on an amazing journey that would take me to all four corners of the earth.  I was lucky enough to see some amazing places and meet some very kind and wonderful people too.  I can’t think of anywhere better to continue this journey once again than to South East Asia and what better company than my old friends Mark, Ben and Christian.  I have so many fond memories of my time there and feel so privileged to be able to visit once again.  See you all soon.”

A1 had their first breakthrough in the UK in 1999 with a collection of hit singles from their debut album. They went on to have international Top 10 and number 1 hits like Caught in The Middle, Same Old Brand New You, their cover of the A-Ha classic Take On Me, Everytime, and Heaven by Your Side.
The band also achieved huge success in the UK, Europe and across Asia, including a Brit Award for ‘Best British Breakthrough Act’ in 2001. A1 has accumulated over 10 million record sales worldwide.
Originally a quartet, A1 enjoyed success from late 90s to early 2000s. The band has formed a bond that they decided to get together seven years after their split and represent Norway for “2010 Eurovision Song Contest” with Don’t Wanna Lose You Again.
In February 2012, A1 performed with Blue and Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees in “The Greatest Hits Tour,” which took them to Singapore, Philippines and Indonesia. They loved their two-week stay and charity work here that they held a benefit show in November for the underprivileged kids of Cebu.
The following year, A1 appeared in the TV documentary The Big Reunion along with Blue, Five, Damage, 3T, 911, Girl Thing, and 5th Story, and went on a UK tour. The boys also worked on their album and released “Waiting for Daylight” and “Rediscovered” in UK in June 2015.
A1 fell in love with the Philippines and a two-night comeback concert in Manila and Cebu was held in October 2016.
Presented for the second time by Concert Republic, A1's 20th Anniversary “Reunion” Tour will be held at the Kia Theatre on October 21, 2018 (Sunday, 8PM).
Tickets will go on sale starting Friday, June 1, 2018 at 12 noon, available at all TicketNet outlets or log on to Ticketnet.com.ph or call (02) 911-5555 for more details. 



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​68th Palanca Awards Issues Last Call for Entries


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Calling all writers and aspiring Palanca awardees! With the deadline of submission set on 31 May 2018 until 6pm ONLY, participants are highly encouraged to send in their entries now.
Don’t wait until the last minute to submit your entries to the 68th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. As a reminder, you may submit only one entry per category. This year’s Palanca Awards is accepting entries for 20 categories:
·         English Division - Short Story, Short Story for Children, Essay, Poetry, Poetry Written for Children, One-act Play, and Full-length Play;
·         Filipino Division - Maikling Kuwento, Maikling Kuwentong Pambata, Sanaysay, Tula, Tulang Para sa mga Bata, Dulang May Isang Yugto, Dulang Ganap ang Haba, and Dulang Pampelikula;
·         Regional Languages Division - Short Story-Cebuano, Short Story-Hiligaynon, and Short Story-Ilokano;
·         Kabataan Division - Kabataan Essay and Kabataan Sanaysay
o   Kabataan Essay: “How will you encourage the Filipino youth to read more books?”
o   Kabataan Sanaysay: “Paano mo hihikayatin ang mga kabataang Pilipino na magbasa pa ng mga aklat?”
Entries may be submitted directly or by mail or courier to the Palanca Foundation office at Ground Floor, Greenbelt Excelsior Bldg., 105 C. Palanca Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City.
Winners will be honored in a special ceremony later this year.
For more information, visit the websitewww.palancaawards.com.ph or contact cpmawards@gmail.com / (632) 843-8277. Look for Ms. Leslie Layoso.

DOTr Crackdown Againat Corruption Continues, 2 LTFRB Employees Face Possible Dismissal for Extortion


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Two employees of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) are now facing possible dismissal from service, after being allegedly involved in corruption.

On 23 May 2018, the LTFRB assisted in filing an estafa case at the Quezon City Prosecutors Office against Jean Gunda, an employee of LTFRB-NCR, for allegedly collecting money in exchange of a taxi franchise.

Mr. Rogelio Colita, a taxi franchise applicant from Mandaluyong City sought the help of the LTFRB Main Office to formally lodge a complaint against Gunda.

According to LTFRB Board Member Aileen Lizada, Colita’s sworn affidavit says that Gunda promised to help him secure a taxi franchise sometime in April 2016 in exchange of PhP175,000.

“Although there was no written agreement, the complainant allegedly personally handed over PhP175,000 to Gunda in her office in Quezon City. But, after more than a year of waiting and constant follow up, not a single franchise surfaced, which prompted the complainant to bring the matter to proper authorities,” BM Lizada said.

According to Colita, Gunda offered to pay him PhP5,000 every month, but he declined as he needed the money in full. 

Meanwhile, Amelia Dela Cruz, transportation development officer of LTFRB-NCR is also facing a complaint filed before the Ombudsman for conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service, dishonesty, grave misconduct and falsification of documents, and was directed to present her counter affidavit and witnesses before the Ombudsman.

A video of Dela Cruz surfaced extorting PhP250,000 from an unnamed complainant in exchange of a UV Express franchise.

LTFRB Chairman Atty. Martin Delgra, upon the instructions of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, has ordered thorough investigation and filing of appropriate administrative charges against the involved employees.

“Patunay ito na wala tayong kinukunsinte. Mataas o mababa ang posisyon, basta may iligal na aktibidad, tayo mismo ang magsusuplong sa kanila. Hindi ako papayag na sayangin nila ang pagod natin na linisin ang hanay ng LTFRB”, said Delgra.

For his part, Tugade issued a fair warning not only to corrupt employees but to the public as well. 

“Dumaan po tayo sa proseso. Ang pagsupil sa korapsyon, two-way ‘yan. ‘Wag niyo ilapit sa tukso ang mga empleyado kasi tayo po mismo ang naglalagay sa mga sarili natin sa alanganin. Gawin natin ang tama. Paalala lang sa lahat: Kung ayaw ninyo kaming maging korap, ‘wag niyo kaming korapin. Doon naman sa magpapatukso, yariin ko talaga kayo. Alam niyong hindi ako nagbibiro,” said Tugade.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Paw-some! Araneta Center is Now Pet-friendly


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Already considered as the premium live-work-play community in the country, Araneta Center opens its doors to the cutest members of your families—your pets—as it officially becomes a pet-friendly destination.

Already considered as the premium live-work-play community in the country, Araneta Center opens its doors to the cutest members of your families—your pets—as it officially becomes a pet-friendly destination.

Araneta Center will be celebrating the paw-sitive development when it launches its Pet Pals program with a pet soiree on Sunday, May 27, at the Gateway Mall Activity Area.

Pet owners and their fur babies will be treated to an afternoon of bonding and talks on taking care of pets despite the owners’ busy schedules and on first aid for pets facilitated by experts Jester Jo Onchuan and Dr. Flori-Ann Buiser. A handful of cute freebies—including leashes for the early birds—will also be given to the attendees and their pets. The Quezon City Hall Animal Care and Disease Control Division will also administer free rabies vaccination.

Binibining Pilipinas Supranational Jehza Huelar and Binibining Pilipinas Grand International Eva Patalinjug will also join in the fun and share their fun stories about their own pets.

Now that it is pet-friendly, Araneta Center will start allowing owners to bring their pets to the Gateway Mall, Ali Mall, Farmers Plaza and other parts of the Center, provided that they have secured the Pet Pals ID.

Owners who want to apply for the Pet Pals ID only have to submit the following requirements to the malls’ concierges: original and photocopy of rabies vaccination record, 1x1 colored photos, and Pet Pals ID application form, which is also downloadable on www.aranetacenter.net. The ID will be given for free.

The temporary Pet Pals Day Pass IDs will also be available to those who have yet to complete the requirements.

Even after they have secured their Pet Pals ID, pet owners still have to be responsible in bringing their pets around the Center by keeping them on a leash while they are walking, carrying them while riding escalators and elevators and cleaning after their wastes.

For other guidelines on this initiative, visit Araneta Center’s website and follow it on its social media pages: @AranetaCenter on Facebook and Twitter and @TheAranetaCenter on Instagram.

CAPTION: Binibining Pilipinas Supranational Jehza Huelar, a dog lover, will grace Araneta Center's Pet Pals launch on Sunday, May 27, at the Gateway Mall Activity Area.

We Hate to Brag, But Online is the NOW and the FUTURE!


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Warning: "Yabang" mode in 1, 2, 3 ... and GO!

The blessings keep pouring in.

It's a daily scenario, but this morning is uncanny as we were swamped. Most of our emails were all about offers for paid article and link collaborations for Wazzup Pilipinas.

We basically charge a standard rate of $50 per article or link collaboration, and double ($100) if we are to write the article on our own.

Yes, we are like Chinese, we charge a small fee but our customers are plenty. We know many would charge higher than Mt. Everest, but we are modest enough to realize we are not full-pledged "influencers" influential enough to motivate people with just one tweet, or post, or whatever thingy that leads to a viral or trending fad. Sorry, but we're not showbiz material....or should we say, we don't run a "call center" campaign....We prefer to be real and organic, and focus only on our preferred target markets. The rest are just on a window-shopping spree....hehehe!

But one of the highest we got is $200 from a very generous client. Foreigners know the value of online presence, and unlike in our country, they may haggle but offer a fair price....and don't just give out a mug, or a notebook or a shirt to show their appreciation.

Many are repeat clients who already sent more than a dozen so far...we actually lost count already. Just as how we lost count of awards..Lol!

Seriously, online rules! For a couple of minutes of work, we get paid a significant amount already. Attendance to events usually requires us to spend more than what we bring home, but the real worth is gaining the holistic experience from the personal encounters. There are so much to learn and gain out there that we won't get from a press release sent to our email.

Like many are saying, to be invited to an event is already an honor. The freebies, perks, privileges, etc, that we get are merely bonuses. If you'll look in my room, half of it is already a collection of boxes containing what we got from our 5 years of existence. The only stuff we touch are the perishables and those that expire like food, and many go to charity, or to less fortunate folks we meet in the streets.

Our attendance at events are merely for our "entertainment" because we love persuading people do the iconic Wazzup Pilipinas shout-out, and find pleasure seeing others get owned by our aggressiveness or "ka-bibo-han"! Lol!

Of course that is a joke, what we love most is learning new stuff and sharing them to our readers. We're genuinely attracted to what we can learn from the event, new acquaintances for potential partnerships, etc, but more on what we could do for the brand or company.

Yup! Our craving for knowledge remains at a high because there is so much information out there that is ever growing at a "hyperspeedy" rate that we can't possibly catch up with this "undepleteable" phenomenon brought about by the influence of social media powered by the vast and global network of computers (which includes mobile phones) we call the Internet....let's just call it "online."

Thank you "mobile" and "online" for revolutionizing media. Traditional media may not want to admit they're going extinct like dinosaurs, but then you see them incorporating online strategies and investing more on related moves. Facebook Live coverage, hiring peole for social media and online content, YouTube talents, etc,. Evolving? No, they've gone online too before they are declared dead.

Online is the NOW and the FUTURE. Almost all the information we need is accessible through our mobile phones that could access the Internet.

We are glad we are among the pioneers that have already made a mark....and will continue to become prominent for generations to come.

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ColorManila All Set for Newly Updated CM Challenge Manila at McKinley West on June 3


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The country’s number one fun-run organizer - ColorManila, is all set for the newly updated CM Challenge Manila, co-presented by Honda Philippines, to be held at McKinley West, Taguig City, on June 3, 2018.

ColorManila’s last event in Metro Manila, the CM Blacklight Run, held January this year, saw 5,000 runners brighten the streets of McKinley West. For this upcoming event, the organizers are anticipating around the same number of participants.

Participants can look forward to 20 new obstacles while running the 5k route; such as inflatable slides, spider maze, inflatable tire skip, military crawl obstacles, among others. Apart from which, runners can listen to the latest music while going through the various challenges.

ColorManila VP Justine Cordero says, “We’ve updated the CM Challenge Run to make it more exciting, by adding more challenges in the 5K route. CM Challenge Manila is a perfect mix of both a ‘fun-run’ and an ‘obstacle course run’. And yes, it is still capped by our CM Festival. But this time, it will be continuous, there will be a CM Festival which would take place every hour, so if you’ve joined the first wave, there’s no need to wait until the final wave to finish…Our followers will surely enjoy this newly updated version of the CM Challenge Run.”

There are 3 types of race kits and packages to choose from, there’s the Single Kit, which is at P1,500, and includes the event shirt, race bib, single entry tag, finisher’s medal, sunglasses, baller ID and a color packet.

While the Unlimited Kit, which is priced at P2,500, includes an event shirt, race bib, unlimited entry tag, finisher’s medal, sunglasses, baller ID and a color packet.

Finally, the Squad Package, good for 5 people, is priced at P6,000, and includes event shirts, race bibs, single entry tags, finishers’ medals, sunglasses, baller IDs, color packets and passes good for 5 people.


Registration is still ongoing. For more information, visit www.colormanila.com for more details.

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