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Friday, January 10, 2014

Mikey Bustos Is Now a Semi-Regular Mainstay at Bubble Gang


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It was just the other day when we shared the news here in our blog that Mikey Bustos is now a co-host DJ at Magic 89.9 FM Radio station. Now Mikey is happy to announce that he is now also a semi-regular mainstay of the very popular comedy gag show Bubble Gang.

Bubble Gang has always been my all-time favorite comedy gag show on television and having Mikey on it will be another great reason why everyone will surely be laughing out loud every Friday night. It is the longest-running Philippine comedy gag show airing on the Philippines GMA Network since October 20, 1995. The show shot up to popularity for their parodies of television commercials, politicians and current events. The show also airs internationally via GMA Pinoy TV, while re-runs are aired via Fox Filipino.

With Mikey Bustos joining popular comedians Michael V, Moymoy Palaboy and the rest of the equally humorous Bubble Gang cast, Bubble Gang is going to be extremely hilarious.

3.87 Million Visitors Came to the Philippines from January to October 2013


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The Philippines received 3,867,386 visitors for the first ten months of 2013, recording a double-digit gain of 11.19% versus its 2012 arrivals of 3,478,285 visitors for the same months. The ten-month arrival represents 70.32% of the targeted 5.5 million arrivals for 2013.

Auguring well to the tourism industry is the consistent monthly growth in arrivals, with the month of February registering the highest growth of 15.52% while the month of January recorded the biggest arrivals of 436,079.

Visitors from South Korea led all other markets as it contributed the biggest arrivals of 990,486. It shared 25.61% to total inbound traffic and registered a growth of 18.99% vis-à-vis its arrivals of 832,437 in 2012 covering the same months. Noting its performance for the ten-month period, this market is likely to surpass the 1 millionth arrivals in November of this year.


Apocalypse Run: All in one Run at Circuit Makati on February 8


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The Great Events Plus, in partnership with Philippine Makeup Association would like to invite you for a one-of-a-kind thrilling and heart-pumping experience of a lifetime..Apocalypse Run: All in one Run which will be held this coming February 8, 2014 at Circuit Makati.

With the combined themes of Obstacle run, Color run, Water splash run and Zombie run, Apocalypse run will truly be remarkable and you can just “RUN LIKE IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD”.

After all the breathtaking and nerve-racking experience with the obstacles and the brain eating zombies, be ready for the Party to die hard for! There will be live bands, a DJ and free drinks.

Enjoy the Run and treasure the experience with your family and friends for only Php850 Pesos inclusive of a race bib, singlet,admittance to Power Party and a loot bag with lots of freebies and giveaways from our sponsors!


Entrepreneurs 101: Taking Advantage of Tourism Opportunities By Opening a Souvenir Shop


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Countless tourists flock to the Philippines every now and then to explore and experience what the nation has to offer. According to recent tourism statistics, the Philippines has successfully garnered more tourists than what is expected all throughout the first half of the year. This just means that our country has been doing pretty good in this sector. But what does this imply to the commerce industry?

Tourism is nonetheless a brilliant opportunity for money-making. If you come to think of it, foreigners—and even our fellow Filipino globetrotters—consider travelling as an avenue for trying out new things. They're obviously not only here to enjoy a day basking in our tropical sun. What they're looking for is the Filipino experience—the famous delicacies, sumptuous native dishes, unique activities, and other fun-filled Filipino stuff.

With such premise, we are able to conclude that tourism and business can go side-by-side. As of now, you are probably thinking of ways how you can take advantage of such lucrative opportunity. By all means, opening your own souvenir shop may be the best bet. This type of business—if managed and marketed properly—could prove to reap substantially good profits in the long run.

But how do you start? 


Nancy Binay and the Nazareno


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I'm seeing a lot of this tweets supposedly from a Nancy Binay fake account making jokes about herself and linking it with the Nazareno theme depicting Nancy Binay as being confused by people for the Black Nazarene.

I get it. It's because the color of her skin is black like that of the Nazareno? Yeah!

The Binay's always get that kind of joke pertaining to their dark complexion, as if majority of the pure Filipinos are not dark in skin color. Well, maybe some of us are "brown monkeys" but a lot of us really appreciate the more light-colored skin influenced by our foreign neighbors.

Poor Binays being joked around all over the Internet with reference to their unfortunate Filipino skin color, and the rest of the Fil-Ams being praised and idolized for being so "Westernly" attractive.

Breakfast Magazine Features Ross Del Rosario of Wazzup Pilipinas


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It's finally out! Breakfast Magazine's year ender and starter (December - January 2014) issue!

Ross Del Rosario, founder of Wazzup Pilipinas - an online community blog awarded as one of the Top Ten Emerging Influential Blogs of 2013 and Most Outstanding Filipino Community Blog of 2013, is among those featured as guest writer for the said issue. Ross writes about the holiday feast offered by Diamond Hotel Philippines in an article entitled "Diamond Hotel's Delectable Christmas Feast: Delightful Dishes for a Festive December".
"I still remember the photo shoot we did on site with the help of by photographer Justin De Jesus, and the editors of Breakfast magazine, where we captured on film the remarkable food creations of the hotel. This was a few months before the actual release of the article. I imagined it takes a lot more dedication coming out with a magazine. Unlike blogs, a magazine and its feature articles takes a considerable amount of time to prepare with regards to writing the actual story, proofreading, processing the photos, and everything else that, honestly,  I am not really aware of."


DOT Backs LGU Capacity-Building Initiatives


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The Department of Tourism (DOT) recently partnered with the Provincial Government of Oriental Mindoro in an effort to help the local government units (LGU) in crafting their individual tourism master plans.

In a simple ceremony held on 20 December 2013, the DOT-Region IV awarded to the Municipal Governments of Mansalay and Roxas, together with the Provincial Government of Oriental Mindoro, their remaining and last cash tranches amounting to an aggregate of over one million pesos.

DOT Region IV Director Rebecca Villanueva-Labit personally handed over the check to the LGU representatives at the DOT-Calamba office in Laguna, which was witnessed by Oriental Mindoro 2nd District Representative Rey V. Umali.

MetisEtrade Declares Forex Trading Champion for December 2013


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MetisEtrade held the Happy Trading Hours December 2013 Finals at their head office in Fort Bonifacio Global City. The defending top trader, Gabriel Vergara (5.27% gains), was able to keep his title, securing him a spot for the finals on October 2014.

Happy Trading Hours is a weekly financial event conceptualized to cater for trading enthusiasts. HTH happens every Friday, during the hours when the financial market moves the most. This infotainment (information with entertainment) is a combination of a seminar and a demo competition - to educate the basics of volatile forex trading.

The 13 teams that participated can only trade Gold, USDJPY, EURUSD, and GBPUSD where each member of the team can trade at least 3 times with only one instrument out of the four. Team Gabriel was only ahead by $1 against his closest competitor, Mariestelle who finished second. Mariestelle was the best trader in trading Gold (25.4%) while Team Louie Ngo excelled in trading the British Pound (9.82%) and the Euro (7.93%). Team Gabriel dominated in trading the Yen (3.24%).

Dear Macaroni How's Spaghetti Sincerely Yours Daddy and Mommy


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Filipinos are truly creative....even in naming their children.

Last December, when the University of the Philippines released their UP College Admission Test (UPCAT) results, we saw one name that was quite odd and thought it was some sort of clerical error. Later we found out that it was confirmed correct as per Facebook post of Sincerely Yours 98 herself.

Yes! You've read it right! Sincerely Yours 98 it is! Truly for short!

Sincerely Yours 98 Pascual or Sincerely Pascual on her Facebook page is actually the third among three siblings with very unusual names given to them by their parents. Their father was the one responsible in giving the "yummy" food names to them composed of his kuya names Macaroni 85 and her ate Spaghetti 88.


The Order of Life: Get a Job; Get a Life; Have a Family; Get Married?! Wait, What?!



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We all know how the saying goes right? ‘Magasawa ka kapag may trabaho ka na!’ or simply put, get a job then get married. But in reality, this isn’t the exact case.

Here in the Philippines, we all know for a fact that the numbers of jobless people are far greater than those with proper jobs who earn enough for their families. Now, let’s start with that thought; A large number of jobless people are married and have a lot of kids. Just the thought of providing for a large family with around P500 worth of everyday budget isn’t enough. That alone could say that we should get a career first, or get a decent paying job, before ever thinking of marriage. A blunter way of saying it is ‘Make yourself useful and productive before claiming your girlfriend/boyfriend in the altar’. Kinda harsh in my opinion, but that’s how some would put it. Of course, there are even more reasons to this.

Let’s look at a futuristic sense, shall we?

Anne Curtis Smith is the Newest Dyesebel of ABS-CBN


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Anne Curtis Smith is Dyesebel, along with leading men Sam Milby and Gerald Anderson to star in ABS-CBN's newest "fantaserye" television series.

Dyesebel is the dream role of Anne since she was a child. She was very grateful that she was chosen by ABS-CBN inspite of the controversy she was involved in last 2013 where the famous line "I can buy you, your friend and this club". Now it seems it will be more like ""I can buy Ursula, her friends and this kingdom"

Biboy Arboleda said that on the process of choosing Dyesebel, ABS-CBN ran a marketing survey among different platforms including social media and Anne topped the list. Thus she was finally given the role of the Philippines' most popular mermaid character.


From Dyosa to Sirena, Anne as Dyesebel this 2014 will be an interesting watch on TV.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Social Media Revolution: Influencing Bloggers to Social Responsibility


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The Social Media Revolution seminar is organized by Benita & Catalino Yap Foundation (BCYF) Technology Institute. In this event, you will learn more about digital marketing and also meet bloggers whose hearts are for social responsibility.

This will be on January 25, 2014 1 pm to 5:30 pm at the Amphitheatre of iAcademy, Makati.

The Social Media workshop this year was created specifically for bloggers to empower them to become socially responsible using social media as a tool. The organizers would like to make bloggers more active in writing blogs that would also benefit other people thru their own theme (ex. fashion, lifestyle, travel, film).

At the end of this event the bloggers would have a social media campaign using their own theme of blogging to apply/ implement right after the workshop.

The speakers are Ms. Janette Toral, Mr. Khoa Bui and Mr. Mark Delgado.


Original Sin Comics Event from Marvel


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"Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone. Marvel is proud to announce Original Sin, the eight-part blockbuster comic event of the summer, from writer Jason Aaron and artist Mike Deodato Jr.!" - Marvel.com

The dead body of all-seeing, all-knowing Uatu, the Watcher, is discovered on the Moon. His lunar lair destroyed and looted of its valuable alien technology. The biggest heroes of the Marvel Universe including Captain America, Iron Man, Wolverine, Black Widow and more are on the hunt for his murderer.

This will be Marvel Comics' annual major crossover event called Original Sin, launching in May.

"It's all the skeletons, all the dark things that you never know, all the interesting and intriguing information — not all of it even bad," says Marvel executive editor Tom Brevoort. "And it will all expand out into dozens of stories that will cut to the core of who these characters are."

Google Best Apps of 2013 Winner “whoscall” Released on LINE



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LINE, the world’s leading mobile platform with 320 million users worldwide, today announced the release of LINE whoscall, a free call-filtering and number management app for Android developed by Gogolook Co., Ltd., a world leading caller ID service company.

LINE whoscall for Android devices will allow users to identify the source of incoming numbers and filter out unwanted calls and messages. The app is a reworked interface for LINE users based on whoscall, which has been downloaded more than 5 million times worldwide, and was selected for the Google Best Innovation Award of 2013 in eight regions, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

LINE whoscall utilizes a database of over 600 million numbers, including businesses and shops, sourced from the Yellow Pages and other public data resources to automatically identify and display the source of incoming calls and messages as they arrive. This allows users to filter out suspicious numbers before they answer a call or message.

Feast of the Black Nazarene: Devotees Sacrifice in Exchange of Favors?


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“The Black Nazarene is an ironic pornographic celebration of violence—the overt violence of the past and the more subtle violence of the present.....The familiarity of the Jesus story has anesthetized us from what is at the heart of the ritual. Millions of men, women, and children are parading around with a wooden statue of a bloodied victim of torture, capital punishment, and God-sanctioned human sacrifice. The Black Nazarene is an ironic pornographic celebration of violence—the overt violence of the past and the more subtle violence of the present.” - Filipino Freethinkers.org
January 9, the annual Feast of the Black Nazarene once again drew millions of devotees as expected. It is also expected that around 60,000 devotees are to attend the procession in Cagayan De Oro City. The  statue is over 400 years old and has survived fires, earthquakes, and the devastation of the 2nd World War. It is paraded around the city until its way back to the Basilica in what is known as the Traslacion.

The Nazarene devotion is the most successful example of what the church wants to accomplish. The dream that drew the founders of the Church of the Nazarene together is still the same dream that guides it today. Some may vehemently resent the eventual circumstances just to meet the objectives, but a great number probably just want to test and follow their faith blindly. A sacrifice in exchange of favors.


Bunkhouses: Overpriced and Substandard Pwede Na Ba Yan?


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"Following criticisms that the government's standards were far below international standards, Palace spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said on Wednesday, January 8, that the Philippines doesn't have to follow world standards. ...."We are following our standards. We don’t necessarily have to follow the international standards," he said." - Rappler

The Philippines rarely follow international standards. We don't realize that it is one of the reasons why we cannot successfully compete globally.

This is clearly a case of "Pwede na yan" or "Bahala na yan" which is very common with people in the Philippine government.

The bunkhouses or temporary shelters for typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) victims were also reported overpriced and substandard. It was quoted that P959,360 for a 12 unit bunkhouse (which boils down to about P80,000 per unit) which is to serve as temporary shelter. Gawad Kalinga only spends around P 125,000 per unit for a permanent shelter. Clearly there is a problem here.

Kim Chiu: Losing Sleep Over Brash Statement to Members of the Press


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"On Wednesday morning, a seemingly more positive Chiu posted a photo on her Instagram account with the caption: "People will hate you, rate you, shake you and break you. but how strong you stand is what makes you." good morning!!!:) today is another day!:) God bless everyone!:) #goodvibes #spreadthelove #thankful #grateful brideforrent jan 15 na!:)" - ABS-CBN News.com
This was posted on Kim Chiu's Instagram account after she apparently was losing sleep due to her previous statement to the members of the press during a pres conference for their movie Bride for Rent where she said ""We don't owe you any of our personal lives" when asked about the about the real score between her and on screen partner Xian Lim.

To which she tweeted in her official Twitter account " Cant sleep.... :(

She received both positive and negative reactions in social media where one tells her that she owes her popularity from the press.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

DTSI Group Wins Philippine Avaya Business Partner of the Year for the 6th Consecutive Year


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Diversified Technology Solutions International (DTSI) Group recently bagged the coveted Avaya Business Partner (BP) of the Year Award in the Philippines for 2013. This is the 6th consecutive year that Avaya recognized the DTSI Group as a leading Platinum Business Partner.

The DTSI Group has been consistently recognized for its overall exemplary business performance in terms of value selling and revenue among all its partners in the Philippines.

As a global provider of business communication systems, Avaya Philippines has worked closely with the DTSI Group in delivering cutting-edge communications technology solutions since May 2000. “From a business and sales support standpoint, I commend the DTSI Group particularly their proactive sales and pre-sales teams for delivering the Avaya message to our customers and helping us validate in the market the positive Avaya customer experience in a more personal and relevant manner,” said Ed Doctolero, Avaya Philippines Senior Country Manager

ASUS Announces Transformer Book Duet TD300


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ASUS today announced Transformer Book Duet (TD300), the world’s first quad-mode, dual-OS laptop and tablet convertible that allows users to switch between Windows and Android in either laptop or tablet modes in just four seconds — and with just a single push of the Instant Switch button or a virtual key on the tablet. With a powerful Intel Core i7 processor at its heart, Transformer Book Duet runs up to twice as fast as existing tablets based on ARM processors. ASUS SonicMaster technology and two speakers ensure that Transformer Book Duet delivers incredible audio for immersive entertainment.


Quad-mode, dual-OS laptop and tablet with Instant Switch

ASUS Transformer Book Duet (TD300) is an extremely capable device that is able to function as an Android or Windows 8.1 tablet or notebook. Users can simply switch operating systems with a single push of the Instant Switch button or a virtual key on the tablet.

Transformer Book Duet features a powerful Intel Core i7 processor with Intel HD graphics and 4G DDR3L 1600 RAM, giving it performance that’s twice as fast as existing tablets powered by ARM® processors.

The patented ASUS technology that powers Instant Switch offers many performance and productivity benefits over other dual-OS solutions, such as fast, smooth and seamless switching and the ability to resume each OS from where the user left off. As it does not use OS virtualization, Instant Switch also allows each OS to harness the full power of the Intel processor.


Buy Proactiv Kit Now and Get a Chance to Win Patron Tickets to Avril Lavigne’s Concert!


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Avril Lavigne is a very popular pop singer worldwide. She first appeared in summer 2002, touting an addictive debut single (the spunky pop/rock gem "Complicated") matched with a skatepunk image. She now has a lot of songs that are the favorites of our fellow Filipinos both here and abroad many of which are topping the music and video charts. I bet everyone would appreciate seeing her perform live here in the country.

This is your chance to get the opportunity to see Avril Lavigne live in person just by participating in Proactiv's promotional offer. You don't only get to be acne-free but also starstruck when you finally see her perform songs like "Girlfriend", "Wish You Were Here", "Rock n Roll", and "Let Me Go".

All customers who purchase Proactiv 30 day or 60 day kits from participating outlets within December 5, 2013 to February 4, 2014 will get a chance to join the electronic raffle to Win Patron Tickets to Avril Lavigne’s Concert on February 17, 2014 in Smart Araneta Coliseum.


Live One Day With Absolutely #NOREGRETS


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"As the famous saying goes: live every day like it's your last -- with passion, vigour and enthusiasm. If you could spend one day living with no regrets, no reservations, no limits -- what would you do?"
I love to travel. To see new places, meet new people, learn new traditions, taste new dishes, and witness the various cultures everywhere I go. Indeed we are a curious race. All wanting to explore and experience new things, and wonder for the very first time in amazement when everything unfolds right before our very eyes.

I know that when given the opportunity, we would all love to see the world. We would enjoy going to many places possible as long as our feet can take us there. We will climb the highest mountains, swim the deepest seas, ....and do everything in our power...just for an awesome adventure.

I want to live my life to the fullest like it's my last days on Earth so I will not have regrets at the end.

Contiki has just released a new video last December named “Live One Day with Absolutely #NOREGRETS” which tells us to become more aggressive in our decisions to travel the world while we can, especially while we are young and able. Round up our friends and invite them over to explore the world together.


Epson Announces Next-Gen Augmented Reality Smart Glasses Built to Revolutionize Gaming, Video Entertainment, and More


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Epson announced today its second generation Moverio "smart glasses" with a combination of new features geared to transform how consumers experience games, video entertainment and the world around them.

Sporting a sleek, light design, the Epson Moverio BT-200 is a true binocular display using a miniaturized LCD-based projection lens system and optical light guide in each side of the glasses. The Moverio platform's advanced binocular optical system projects see-through overlays of digital content onto the real-world in the center of the smart glasses' field of view. Enabling a seamless blend of the physical and digital world, the Moverio BT-200 technology platform makes a new world of augmented reality applications possible for consumers as well as commercial enterprises.

The Moverio BT-200 projects a stereoscopic virtual display with a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 23-degree field of view. A 360-degree panoramic experience is possible through third-party software that takes advantage of the glasses' head-tracking features. For optimum viewing privacy, Moverio's projection system features unique light guide angles which prevent other people from viewing the projected content.


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Year of the Wooden Horse Horoscope 2014


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People still consult astrological charts or diagrans representing the position of the heavenly bodies like the Sun, moon, planets and other astrological aspects and even the sensitive angles at the time of a certain event such as the person's birth. These are called horoscopes which are commonly seen included in issues of newspapers and very popularly read especially during the start of the year.

2014 is said to be the year of the wooden horse. Chinese New Year starts on January 31, 2014 based upon the Chinese Lunar Calendar but Chinese Year of Horse begins on February 4, 2014. The Wood Horse year is a time of fast victories, unexpected adventure, and surprising romance.

With the many calamities that struck the country last year, will 2014 be a better one? Check out your individual horoscope. If you're not that superstitious, there really is no harm to use them as a guide whether its believable or not. Some of them may even be close to describing who you really are.


Tablets, Phablets, and Other Online Mobile Devices : Everyone's Connected and Involved


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Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. 

Ours is the time of modern technology and innovation. These three social networking sites have been made possible by two things: the internet and our surfing devices.

Before, we could only surf the net with our desktop computers and/or laptops. Now, we have smart phones, android phones, iPads, tablets, phablets, and many other mobile devices we could use to access social networks.

It has been a breeze to connect with other people from around the world; all you need is a wi-fi zone and your phone (or tablet). One click of a button and you can update your Facebook status about your recent accomplishment, tweet about your conversation with your crush, or post a filtered square-cropped picture of your food on Instagram.

Anytime, anywhere, you are connected to the world.


Contributed by Aubrey De Jesus

ASUS Celebrates In Search of Incredible Brand Spirit at CES 2014


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ASUS
chairman Jonney Shih today celebrated the company’s In Search of Incredible brand spirit in his CES 2014 keynote address to show how ASUS weaves technology into the fabric of our everyday lives. The first of these ground-breaking innovations is ZenFone, a range of 4 to 6-inch smartphones that embodies the ASUS commitment to creating incredible experiences that transform expectations.

Mr. Shih revealed other innovative products, including Transformer Book Duet (TD 300), the world’s first quad-mode dual-operating-system (OS) laptop and tablet in one, and PadFone mini, a 4-inch smartphone that transforms effortlessly into a 7-inch tablet. ZenUI, an ASUS-exclusive user interface, also makes its debut in the PadFone mini and ZenFone.

Other new offerings include ROG Swift PG278Q, a stunning premium gaming monitor that carries the Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand DNA.


Start the New Year with Habiness at the Yuchengco Museum


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This 2014, begin the new year right by adding Filipino color to your home or by supporting local weavers and artisans through Habiness!, Yuchengco Museum’s four-day marketplace of fabrics, personal and fashion accessories, and home décor. The textile fair will be held at the museum from January 15 to 18, 2014.

The Habiness! textile fair and showcase features six especially selected merchants from different parts of the Philippines. Among the wares to be sold at Habiness! are tepiña shawls and blouses from Palawan, inabel blankets and fabric from Ilocos, and shoes, clothing, and bags made from various local textiles.

Habiness! complements the special textile exhibit Art of the Loom: Weaving the Story That Is the Binakul, which is currently on view until January 25, 2014. The event is a rare opportunity to shop for unique, locally handmade products, to explore modern Filipino fashion and design, and to meet weavers, artisans, and textile enthusiasts.

The Habiness! marketplace will be open at Yuchengco Museum from January 15 to 18, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The fair is free with museum admission (P100 for adults, P50 for students, P25 for children and seniors). For more details, call the museum at (632) 889-1234 or visit www.yuchengcomuseum.org.

Quezon City to Collect Garbage Collection Fees


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The Quezon City government will be implementing a garbage collection fee mandated to all their residents more specifically to the lot owners. Though the QC government has a ceiling price of P 500 per year maximum per property, the most stressful argument here is why on Earth would they insist on a garbage collection fee when its supposed to be one of the most basic services given to the public by every local government unit.

I also have nothing against informal settlers but the so called "squatters" generate the most garbage and they usually dispose of these trash improperly thus causing more eyesore in our streets that would eventually clog our drainage systems leading to floods.

They did say they are in the process of devising a system on how to include informal settlers in the garbage fee collection but shouldn't they postpone this until they were able to do so?

Celebrity Children: Following Their Parent's Fame and Fortune


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According to the Wikipedia, a celebrity is a person, who has a prominent profile in day-to-day media and because of these commands some degree of public fascination and influence. A celebrity is commonly denoted as a person with fame and fortune.

If the parent is a famous and well-renowned person, it is not astonishing that he might want his child to enter the world of fame and fortune. After gaining a celebrity status, the parent might want his child to follow his footsteps by showing up in the limelight with the same successful career.

It's Not About Winning...


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One of the much-awaited parts of students in their school year is the upcoming activities that will be done throughout the year. These are the culminating events and competitions where it is the time we can outshine and excel through our capacities and abilities that can qualify and compete with those of others.

Last December 17-18, 2013 we held our Business Fair led and set by our beloved teacher, Ms. Em and together with her committee. This event was made for our subject Economics that happened to be our project for the Third Quarter, so everyone was dedicated upon their businesses.

Every section has their own classification to remember, we have Boyle for their pizza; Copernicus for their burger with a twist; Goldstein for their street foods; Joule for their carbonara; Lewis for their nachos ; Marx for their sweets; and at last turon for my section, Berzelius. We also have different ways and marketing strategies to encourage people to buy and purchase our products. Many used their popularity, appeal, and of course their appearance.


Are You Earthquake-Proof? Sharing Some Sensible Steps to Safety


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Natural disasters happen all over the world and this can cause devastation to our lives and properties in which we live. We all know that natural disasters are caused by nature and we cannot do anything to prevent it from hitting us. But, we can learn about its causes and the things we need to know to be more prepared when such disasters come.

Earthquake is one type of a natural disaster. According to Wikipedia, earthquake is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves. The movements of the plates in the earth’s crust cause them. These plates do not always move smoothly and can get stuck, causing a build-up of pressure. It is when this pressure is released that an earthquake occurs. In turn, an earthquake under the water can also cause a tsunami, as the quake causes great waves by pushing large volumes of water to the surface.


Flooding in the Philippines: Nature’s Wrath or Man-made Repercussions.


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Typhoon Yolanda… Ondoy… Habagat… These three caused so much flooding in the Philippines that destroyed not only material things but had also taken away so many lives. Whose fault is it? What this brought by nature or by our own selfish desires?

In cases like those mentioned above, the story of Noah where it rained for 40 days and 40 nights always come to my mind. After the rain nothing was left except for those people and animals that stayed in the ark. When the flood subsided, they saw the rainbow- a symbol of God’s promise that He’ll never again let such thing happen to the world.

The story made me a firm believer that the flood we experienced are man-made and at the same time nature’s wrath but it will never be God’s desire. We took advantage of the wealth of our environment. We abuse it through illegal logging, development of subdivisions and our consumerist way of thinking. We forgot our responsibility so in the end nature takes its own course.


Contributed By: Ernestine Karine M. Cabatbat

Ideal Role Model

          

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When we say role model, it is someone you admire or try to emulate. Your role model is someone you appreciate for their character. He inspires you to strive harder, give your best, and not give up.

The first thing that would pop in your head may be a sports figure; probably a political leader; most likely a celebrity or someone who made extraordinary actions. You could probably cite a few names of people you adore without batting an eye.
 

Should We Abolish the PDAF or Pork Barrel Funds?


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People in different walks of life have been arguing and protesting about the Priority Development Assistance Fund, a government program most commonly known as PORK BARREL. It is how the money/funds of lawmakers and congressmen is being divided and spent to support their chosen projects.

But is it really the Pork Barrel that is evil? Or is it the system itself that makes it a source of corruption? Or yet, there's just really greedy officials that gave the word a unlikely description?

Pork Barrel per se connotes negativity but with continous study of the subject, I came to realize that many of our countrymen benefit from it such as scholarships, medical assistance, support for poor farmers and legitimate non-government organizations.


Monday, January 6, 2014

Senior Business Fair 2014 !!!


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It was a success when we had the Senior Business Fair last December. We really enjoyed and had fun  for the recently concluded activity. Our section is named as "Boom T Berz".



Our president divided my classmates in different stations. One group is responsible for cooking, another is for entertaining the costumers and lastly there are the so called "delivery boys".

Boom T Berz offered different kinds of entertainment but our main attraction is that we rented for a videoke and many costumers enjoyed it. Here are some pictures that showed the true meaning of FUN.


Bicycle Implementation on our Streets




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Should the government implement bicycle lanes on our streets?

Our nation has come to an age of modernization where accelerating machines and simple ones co-exist. Bicycles on the other hand, fall on the latter category: a simple one yet economical. Bicycle is one of the easiest means of transportation. Above anything else, biking reduces carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and promotes healthy lifestyle to the ones who used them.


The Bicycle Act of 2011 (Senate Bill No. 2688) invokes that main roads and highways shall have at least bicycle lanes as per the mandate of the LBO. The bill also indicates the right, restrictions, regulations and incentives of the cyclist. It also indicates the right use of bicycle parts to ensure the safety within the user’s control. Meanwhile, bicycle lanes are installed along EDSA, Remedios circle up to Roxas Avenue, Marcos Highway in Marikina proper and Commonwealth Avenue.


Am I Safe on the Streets?



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The word “safety” can be defined as the state or condition of being protected from risks or danger, but we all know that safety is more than just a word, because in reality, it is an assurance that we can live a happy and secured life.

Sometimes, the social safety of a person depends on his habiliment,attitude,and choices.Generally, a man's safety is defined by his own actions.

The streets that we are referring in the title is not taken literally, we can also refer to the crowded or non-illuminated ones.
The pictures displayed are taken during night time because that is when we feel most vulnerable to danger and risks especially on the road.

 The first photo shows a man who sleeps under the foot bridge near a funfair, of course, one of the things that will be questioned is his safety. How could he sleep so tight? Because if we look at the bigger picture of his environment, the funfair is very crowded, full of noise, and maybe, people with wicked minds. We can also see that this man shows weakness and senility.


Taking Care of Your Pet : Loving and Caring for Them


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Pets are those animals that are very dear to us. Dogs, cats and birds are the common pets that people have. There are reptiles like snakes, lizards etc. that they consider as pet. I guess you have a dog or a cat or a bird in your house. These are pets. Taking care of pets is like taking care of a newborn baby. You must really take care of it to keep them healthy and alive. Like those newborn babies, these pets are also fragile and they acquire diseases easier and faster.

Who doesn't love pets? Some are feared of snakes, that's Ophidiophobia. Some are feared of monkeys, now that's called maimouphobia. There are lots of phobias to animals out there. Phobias occur maybe from accidents or events that something happened with that specific type of animal. 


Hey, we're getting off-topic. Lots of people asks, "How to take care of pet". Remember, there's no perfect way in taking care of your pet. But here are some guidelines on how to take care of your pets. THESE MAY HELP YOU!


Taking "Selfies" : Fun and Self-Gratifying



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1, 2, 3 ClICK! Taking pictures is one way of treasuring moments. We took pictures because of several reasons. And some of these are that a sight is beautiful, eye-catching, stunning, spectacular, breathtaking or awesome. Good thing technologies were improved to capture happenings instantly. But there’s this one type of taking pictures of oneself that gets viral through social networking sites. It is what they called “SELFIE”.

It is surprising how people easily embrace the way of taking selfies. I even saw lots of selfie pictures in FB, Instagram and Twitter. People enjoys taking selfie of themselves with various expressions like “fresh from bath”, “Just walk up”, “OOTD (Outfit Of The Day)” , fierce and wacky poses. This way made taking selfie enjoyable. And possibly, the compliments people get from the pictures they posted makes selfie more fun to do.


Coleen Garcia and Billy Crawford Seen Together at NBA Games in New York


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The photo says it all. No amount of denial could make us believe there's no relationship between the two.

Even after their denial of a romantic relationship between them, Coleen Garcia and Billy Crawford were seen together apparently watching a basketball match between Brooklyn Nets versus Milwaukee Bucks last December 27 at Barclays Arena in New York.

The ABS-CBN It's Showtime hosts were rumored to be dating and the cause of the sensationalized break-up between Billy Crawford and singer/actress Nikki Gil.


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Should We Ban Junk Food from School Canteens?

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It's parents' responsibility to feed their children healthy foods. They make sure that the baon for their children is healthy as possible. But because of technology, many instant foods, junk foods and unhealthy foods are freely distributed or being sold. Surprisingly, even school canteens offer it. The question is, Should we ban junk foods from school canteen?

In my opinion, a very big YES! Junk means Cheap, shoddy, or worthless. Would you allow your children eat those worthless chips?

Is it proper for the school to offer them if those food will make their student sick or unhealthy? It's given that junk foods are delicious but the consequences are bigger and more damaging. The nutrients like vitamins and minerals are too less in junk foods while the amount of calories are more. It contains salt and heavy sugar. Both are called white poison in the body. Eating so much of these result in hormonal imbalance, obesity, stunted growth and many diseases.

Those are the bad effects of junk foods so why would the canteens offer them. The students will be affected. Even their study habits will turn bad, more absents because of sickness and slow learning. The government should promote Healthy Living.


HEALTH IS WEALTH!!! 

Opinion Only.

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47 Ronin: Heroes. Warriors. Legends.


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Among the best-known tales in Japanese history, the legend of the 47 Ronin and their epic mission to avenge their disgraced master epitomizes the samurai code of honor. It has been said, "To know the story of the 47 Ronin is to know Japan."

Retold through the ages, the legend that previously came to the comics in a meticulously researched and beautifully illustrated miniseries from Mike Richardson, Stan Sakai, and editorial consultant Kazuo Koike, is now also a Hollywood movie starring our favorite The Matrix lead actor.

Recounting this sweeping tale of honor and violence in all its grandeur detailing the tragic incident that would seal the fate of Lord Asano and set forty-seven of his vassals on a years-long path of vengeance!


Political Dynasty: Why We Should Stop Voting for Them


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A Layer for Mayor, a Layer for Governor. Aren’t you tired of rulers with the same surnames? We can see it every weekday night through the tv show Honesto. We know the things that they did from their campaign to their service. Well what can you say about it? It’s a Political Dynasty for sure.

Political Dynasties have their pros but if you will look at it more closely, their cons could cover up their pros. What are some of those cons, you may ask, are the following:

1. A political dynasty can exist as long as it can.
2. A political dynasty can make a family too much powerful.
3. A political dynasty can cause only one family to rule, thus making other parties lose their chance to serve.
4. A political dynasty can engage in corruption.
5. A political dynasty may silence a person who is willing to serve, thus making others to be afraid of competing against them.

Sex Criminals: The Comic Book Series That Puts the Sexy Back in Sex Crimes


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Suzie's a normal girl with an extraordinary ability: when she has sex, she stops time. One night she meets John... who has the same gift. And so they do what any other sex-having, time-stopping, couple would do: they rob banks.

John, who until last night thought he could freeze time with his junk. At long last not alone, what kind of horny hijinx will he and Suzie get up to together? What ANY of us would do if having sex stopped the whole world: We'd do crimes.

Jon and Suzie get in too deep way too fast as one little sexy fun party crime begets another and the villains of the piece descend. Turns out Jon and Suzie aren't the only ones after all…



Piracy: Do You Think You Can Stop It?



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Movies and songs are everywhere. You can download it straight from the internet without even spending a single penny. The reason why they’re within our reach? ...PIRACY! This issue is not new. Authorities tried to put an end to it and get rid of the people behind this crime but it seems like there’s nothing they can do about this.

Let me just call those people behind this as PIRATES. I think Pirates are not even threatened by the punishments and the consequences they may get when the government proved them guilty. They seem to be so confident and brave and proud.

Why did I say so? Because pirated movies and songs are still abundant. They are still everywhere. There are still plenty of websites offering free but pirated copies these. Well, for us consumers, it’s a good thing ‘cause we can watch latest movies and jam with our favorite songs with just a single click. But for others, it’s unfair.


Everything's Going Instant: Processed, Canned, Artificial and 3-in-1s





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Everything’s going Instant. People nowadays are always in a hurry, going to work, school or any other activities that take place in our everyday life. With the help of technology, companies were able to come up with an easy way to cope up with these situations. They have produced products that are readily available for us consumers.

Advertisements in the television show products which can be cooked or eaten immediately. Examples are Instant noodles, 3-in-one coffees, canned goods, processed meat, etc. These products usually look and taste good, which makes them very demanding.

The production of these said products involve processes that may have changed the quality of these foods. Yes, adding preservatives, artificial flavoring and artificial coloring makes these products more delicious. But shouldn’t we also consider the risk of in taking these chemicals?


 
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