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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Taking Care Of Business

Hello to all my friends here and to all my visitors in my page. It’s been a long time since that I haven’t updated this Blog site because I have been so busy processing my visa for the United States. Well, I have finished it and I am here with my husband now in my new home in Kentucky, USA.

Before I left home, my husband sent business capital for my mother to use in a fruit wholesale and retailing business. In the Philippines, when Christmas season and New Year is coming, fruit is one of the best businesses; you don’t need a business advertising company to sell it fast. Unlike other kinds of business that you can hardly earn from it if you won’t pay for
Business Advertising, but is also very helpful for a business to have an advertising campaign that will help make it much more profitable.

We plan to have several other businesses in the USA and the Philippines so we are really interested in learning more about advertising and just how much advertising will be needed for each business. With the economy the way that it is we can use all of the help that we can get!

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

On Demand

Are you too busy to go to see a movie or sit for a while to wait for your favorite show on TV? If so, then you should check out Charter, because if you have Charter digital, you have On Demand. And it’s free to access which means you can watch at your convenience.

There are over a lot of movies and shows to watch anytime you want. There is no waiting, no schedules and if you missed one of your favorite shows like Heroes, 30 Rock, The Office or any number of other shows that you might enjoy well, there are many of your favorites the day after they air on TV and it’s for free!

Sounds great doesn’t it? Well that’s not all friends, Charter offers so much more, you can also get updates and fun extras on Charter’s Facebook page! If that doesn’t quite put the smile on your face yet, well yes they offer even more!

If the kids are busy in school with their studies they probably don’t understand or have the patience for any TV schedules and we know that when they want their Dora or Sponge bob, they want it right then and there. Well friends, this On Demand will help you keep the calm all around your home and the kids will be content watching their favorite shows as well!

You can Are you too busy to go to see a movie or sit for a while to wait for your favorite show on TV? If so, then you should check out Charter, because if you have Charter digital, you have On Demand. And it’s free to access which means you can watch at your convenience.

There are over a lot of movies and shows to watch anytime you want. There is no waiting, no schedules and if you missed one of your favorite shows like Heroes, 30 Rock, The Office or any number of other shows that you might enjoy well, there are many of your favorites the day after they air on TV and it’s for free!

Sounds great doesn’t it? Well that’s not all friends, Charter offers so much more, you can also get updates and fun extras on Charter’s Facebook page! If that doesn’t quite put the smile on your face yet, well yes they offer even more!

If the kids are busy in school with their studies they probably don’t understand or have the patience for any TV schedules and we know that when they want their Dora or Sponge bob, they want it right then and there. Well friends, this On Demand will help you keep the calm all around your home and the kids will be content watching their favorite shows as well!

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Ondemand

Medical test for Visa

Hi to all my co-bloggers and visitors in this site. I want to share you good news that made me and my husband so happy! As you I have posted here before we were applying for a cr1 visa – immigrant visa. As process is almost finish, I as the benefiary needs to undergo a medical exam at St. Luke’s extension clinic (SLEC) before the interview at the US Embassy in Manila. I went to Manila last October 21, departed Lumbia Airport at Cagayan de Oro city at 7:10AM and arrived NAIA at around 8:35AM. From the airport I decided to go directly to SLEC so I can start the medical tests right away. For the first day from 9AM till 3PM I am done with my medical examination and took my first meal of the day after. The second day made me so nervous because I am not confident enough that I will pass the medical exam because I am experiencing coughs every morning just before medical. But I know that my cough is just due to my allergy so I and my husband are hopeful that I will pass. Well, we were right! I passed the medical exam with faith and prayers to God.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Your Web Host

Are you planning to do a personal website or for your company? The first thing you need to know is to have the best web hosting site you will use! This website hosting service is a type of internet hosting service that allows your own website accessible via the World Wide Web. The web hosts are companies that provide space on a server they own for use by their clients as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data center. Web hosts can also provide data center space and connectivity to the Internet for servers they do not own to be located in their data center. The web hosting is often provided as part of a general Internet access plan; there are many free and paid providers offering these services. A customer needs to evaluate the requirements of the application to choose what kind of hosting to use. Such considerations include database server software, scripting software, and operating system. Most hosting providers provide Linux-based web hosting which offers a wide range of different software. The web hosting client may want to have other services, such as email for their business domain, databases or multi-media services for streaming media. A customer may also choose Windows as the hosting platform.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Philippine Typhoon!

The two typhoons that hit the Philippines widespread flooding and landslides that caused a lot of damaged to almost all part of Luzon. It's sad to know that there were some died and most of them drowning after being swept away by floodwaters. The storm also caused heavy rains in other part of the country. Power, phone lines and internet links were down across the north, making it difficult to get reports about the extent of damage. Typhoons in the Philippines describes the most notable tropical cyclones to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility and affect the Philippines. We need to be careful and be ready of this kind of calamity. Many families are now waiting for donations for them to start again. Let us pray for them!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

your next car

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Iligan City in Bid for Guinness Record

A school in Iligan City, Philippines is gunning to be a part of the renowned Guinness Book of World Records! Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) here in Mindanao attempt the " Most Number of People Singing the National Anthem Simultaneously" yesterday, September 1, 2009. The event started around 9AM and was held at the MSU-IIT Gymnasium, Iligan City. The goal of the attempt is to promote peace and unity in Mindanao, organizers said. The event is spearheaded by different MSU-IIT organizations, Rotary Clubs of Iligan City, and Pioneer Insurance.

Israel currently holds the title, with 264 people singing that country's national anthem simultaneously on May 7, 2008.

Let’s hope that MSU-IIT Iligan City garners all the support and that they become successful in their quest. Good luck to all Iliganons!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Miss Universe 2009

I watched the coverage of the Miss Universe Pageant on ABS - CBN live via satellite. The contenders were all sexy and beautiful (they should be.. lol). Though the representative of the Philippines, Pamela Bianca Manalo did not win the crown but still she showed how beautiful are the Filipino ladies. The 58th Miss Universe pageant was held at the Atlantis Paradise Island, in Nassau, Bahamas. It made history when an outgoing queen crowned her successor from the same country, Stefanía Fernández, Miss Venezuela, was crowned Miss Universe 2009 by outgoing titleholder Dayana Mendoza of Venezuela. My congratulations to her!

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Nino Aquino Day

The whole Philippines commemorate the death anniversary of former Senator Benigno "Ninoy" S. Aquino, Jr. last Friday, August 21, 2009. It was a national non-working holiday in the Philippines observed annually for commemorating of the 1983 assassination of former Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. He was the husband of Corazon Aquino, who was later to become Philippine President; they are treated as two of the heroes of democracy in the country. His assassination led to the downfall of Ferdinand Marcos on February 25, 1986, through the People Power Revolution. In 2004, the commemoration ceremony for the holiday was held and events were attended by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Fidel V. Ramos.

Civil society groups staged a tribute to him at Makati's financial district, site of the many protest marches in the 70s and 80s against the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Philippines President : 1 Million Peso Dinner

The most controversial news today is about GMA's trip to the United States. Apparently there are reports that she spent $20,000 (or 955,400 Philippine Pesos) on dinner at an exclusive restaurant in New York. According to what I've heard from the news they bought expensive wines, caviar etc. and the serving was for 25 people. The Malacanang denies the said issue though and Press Secretary Cerge Remonde adds that the dinner was FREE, paid by Rep. Martin Romualdez, which I doubt is true. Colleagues of Leyte Representative Martin Romualdez in the House of Representatives have asked him to confirm if he really paid for the dinner of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her entourage on August 2 in the posh Le Cirque restaurant in New York City and to tell the public how much he spent for it. Romualdez has yet to reply to text messages or calls since the controversy was raised over the weekend. Didn't they realize when common Filipinos hear this the first thing that come in their mind was thousands of hungry, poor Filipinos could have been fed for a month, so why didn't GMA demanded that the big spender dumped his money on those poor people instead, while they can dine on more appropriate place? And to think that there are millions of Filipino families who can barely afford a nutritious meal.

Here is the Breakdown of GMA's bill at Le Cirque:

LE CIRQUE MENU ITEM / PRICE / QTY/ TOTAL

Wild Golden Osetra Caviar (1 oz.280) / $280.00/ 5 / $1,400.00
Californian Osetra Caviar / $100.00 / 5 / $500.00

CHEF'S SEASONAL MENU Three Courses (58) /$58.00 / 25 / $1,450.00
CHEF'S TASTING MENU (120+60 wine pairing / $180.00 / 25 / $4,500.00

APPETIZERS:
Le Cirque Salad 22 / $22.00/ 3 / $66.00
Lobster Salad "Le Cirque" 45/58 / $58/ 3 / $174
Tuna / $21.00 / 3 / $63.00
Sauteed Gulf Shrimp / $27.00 / 3 / $81.00
Soft Shell Crab Tempura / $22.00/ 3 / $66.00
Spring Pea Soup / $24.00 / 3 / $72.00
Smoked Ham Hock and Parmesan Consomm / $24.00 / 3 / $72.00
Wild Burgundy Escargot / $29.00 / 3 / $87.00
Torchon of Foie Gras / $35.00 / 3 / $105.00

MAIN COURSES
Paupiette of Black Cod / $49.00 / 2 / $98.00
Halibut Poached in Coconut Milk / $40.00 / 2 / $80.00
Dover Sole / $75.00 / 2 / $150.00
Saddle of Lamb / $52.00 / 2 / $104.00
Prime Dry Aged Strip Steak / $60.00 / 2 / $120.00

TABLESIDE FOR TWO
Whole Roasted Fish *45pp / $45.00 / 3 / $135.00
Whole Roasted Chicken *39pp / $39.00 / 3 / $117.00
Champagne (est Krug@510ea) / $510 / 11 / $5,610.00
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Total $15,050.00
Tax (12%) $1,806.00
SC/Tip (20%) $3,010.00
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Grand Total $19,866.00

Monday, August 10, 2009

Web Host

If you are planning to do a personal website or for your company, you need to know first the best web hosting site you will use! This web hosting service is a type of internet hosting service that allows your own website accessible via the World Wide Web. The web hosts are companies that provide space on a server they own for use by their clients as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data center. Web hosts can also provide data center space and connectivity to the Internet for servers they do not own to be located in their data center. The web hosting is often provided as part of a general Internet access plan; there are many free and paid providers offering these services. A customer needs to evaluate the requirements of the application to choose what kind of hosting to use. Such considerations include database server software, scripting software, and operating system. Most hosting providers provide Linux-based web hosting which offers a wide range of different software. The web hosting client may want to have other services, such as email for their business domain, databases or multi-media services for streaming media. A customer may also choose Windows as the hosting platform.

Petition to Oust Willie Revillame

I watched wowowee show on ABS-CBN last saturday and noticed that their host Willie Revillame was not in the show. I thought he is on rest again because of his health problem but I was wrong. Just discovered that he is suspended on his noontime show because of what happened last Monday on the show. His “objectionable" way of removing the live video of former President Corazon Aquino’s cortege violated the broadcast code of ethics, an official of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) said.

"NO TO WILLIE " A petition to oust Wowowee's Willie Revillame is spreading like wildfire on the internet.



Here is the petition:

To: ABS CBN Management, MTRCB and PANA

To Whom It May Concern:
I am an avid viewer of ABS CBN and I am very well up-to-date regarding their shows. Without any doubt, I am a Kapamilya. However, last August 03, 2009, an incident happened when Wowowee Host Willie Revillame blurted out comments when a video of Pres. Cory's cortege appeared on the screen.
While a contestant was dancing for the talent portion, a snippet of Pres. Cory Aquino's cortege was shown on the screen. But Willie did not cut short the dancing portion. Instead, he let the contestant finish her routine. After that, he blurted out comments regarding the video of Pre. Cory's cortege. He said:
"Kung ganyan, pakita na lang natin 'yan. Kasi nagsasaya kami dito, tapos... Masakit sa akin 'yan, e. Nagsasalita ako dito... 'yan, please. Sana maintindihan n'yo. Nagsasaya kami dito, papakita n'yo sa amin yun ang... di ba? Hindi tama, e. Okey? Hindi ba?"
"Pangit! Hindi ho maganda sa atin. Nagsasalita, ipinapakita yung kabaong ni Tita Cory, hindi ba? Papano kami makapagsasaya, nahihirapan kami? I'm sorry ho, ha. Pero ako, totoo ako, e. 'Wag n'yo akong pagagalitan, kasi totoo ang gusto kong malaman...
"Pagkatapos ng show, ipakita n'yo ang gusto n'yong palabas. Kasi itong Wowowee, gusto ko... Hindi ba, at alam din ni Tita Cory 'yan dahil napasaya rin siya ng show na ito na laging masaya dito, ok?"
Some may argue that Willie's intention was good, but I rather find these statements rude and arrogant. Wowowee and Revillame is known by millions of Filipino viewers and the show is even watched across several countries through TFC. To react in such way is downright arrogant and disrespectful to the former President Corzaon Aquino. I know that it was a bad taste for ABS-CBN to show a snippet of the funeral on Wowowee, but it was worst for Revillame to react that way.
Willie have chosen to let the contestant dance instead of cutting short her act and give way to the coverage of the cortege. Willie have chosen to blurt out his rude comments ON-AIR instead of Off-cam. In short, Willie have chosen to have fun instead of giving way to the funeral of Pres. Corazon Aquino. So they'd rather have fun instead of pay our respects to our democracy icon? That was not a good example to our youth today.
Was it really hard for him to be humble and human? I believe that this is not the first time that he aired his views and rather arrogant comments On-air. He embarasses his staff, makes fun of the contestants, and arrogantly act on TV almost everyday. Pres. Aquino taught us humility, and Revillame is showing us the exact opposite: arrogance.
This time, Willie's statement should be condemed not only by the public, but by the management of ABS-CBN as well. It also creates a public outrage in the internet forums, chatting boards, and online-newspapers. Majority have negative reactions and have condemned Willie Revillame's brutal statements.
With this, I am calling the attention of the management of ABS-CBN to stop the “arrogant act” of Willie Revillame on National TV program and reprimand him because of his actions. Willie Revillame had been very disrespectful to the Pres. Cory Aquino's cortege, Filipinos icon of democracy. It was also worst for your company that your own employee criticize you on national television instead on off the air conversations.
I am calling the attention of the MTRCB to be more vigilant, so that this lowest form of personal attack by a tv showbiz talk show host, for her/his personal agenda, will not happen again.
I am calling the PANA to stop supporting Wowowee until they axe or reprimand Willie Revillame due to his actions. With him as one of the hosts, your product does not project a positive image to the public.
The public and TFC subscribers deserve better programming, and we deserve better than the likes of Willie Revillame.
Sincerely,
The Undersigned

Saturday, August 8, 2009

On Sale!

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Farewell President Corazon Aquino

Just finished watching the live coverage of late Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino's funeral. Eventhough the weather is not good in Manila today because of rain, it didn't stop the thousands of people who attended the funeral. This only proves how she is love by the Filipino people. Rain failed to dampen the spirits of thousands of Filipinos who, after the public viewing at the remains of Aquino was closed, decided to stay and lined up outside the Cathedral, wishing that they can see the beloved president of the Philippines. The funeral convoy started to move out at around 11:26 a.m. By then people, most of them wearing yellow shirts or ribbons, or holding yellow balloons lined three deep on Roxas Boulevard.

President Gloria Arroyo declared today a national holiday for the funeral. Arroyo paid her respects to Aquino at the cathedral shortly before the funeral Mass and after arriving home from a shortened trip to the U.S. She didn’t stay for the service, attending a Mass at the presidential palace instead.

Aquino had called for Arroyo’s resignation or removal since 2005 for alleged vote-rigging and corruption.

Students, employees, professionals and even members of various organizations clad in yellow clothes, yellow rain clothes and yellow hats and caps crammed the boulevard waving yellow flags, streamers and banners with words showing love and gratitude to the late president as early before dawn.

I want to thank late President Aquino for being a good leader to our country and for taking back the democrary for the Filipino people. May your soul rest in peace.

Friday, July 31, 2009

R.I.P President Cory Aquino

The former Philippines President Corazon Cojuangco Aquino has passed away. My condolences to the her family and friends. She died today, Saturday, August 1, 2009 at the age of 76. Her son Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III confirmed that she died of cardio-respiratory arrest at exactly 3:18 a.m. at the Makati Medical Center.

Maria Corazon "Cory" Cojuangco Aquino (January 25, 1933 – August 1, 2009) was a President of the Philippines and a world-renowned advocate of democracy, peace, women's empowerment, and religious piety. She served as the 11th president of the Philippines from 1986 to 1992. She was the first female president of the Philippines and was Asia's first female president.

Aquino was diagnosed with the disease in March 2008 but kept up public appearances this year. A devout Catholic, she was a regular at weekend mass until shortly before being admitted to hospital in late June. Aquino was the first female president of the Republic of the Philippines to die up to date.

All Roman Catholic dioceses had started requiem masses for Aquino, after they held "healing masses". Meanwhile, the government declared a week of mourning for her death.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Philippine SONA

June 27, 2009 was the last SONA of the Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo at 4:00 P.M. at the Batasan Pambansa Complex in Batasan Hills, Quezon City. Many said that was the the last SONA of her being the president of the Philippines but we're really not sure if she will not run for same position this May 2010 election. To those who are not familiar what is a SONA? Here is a clipped i got from wiki.com. The State of the Nation Address (SONA) is an annual event in the Republic of the Philippines, in which the President of the Philippines reports on the status of the nation, normally to the resumption of a joint session of the Congress (the House of Representatives and the Senate).

The History about SONA from wiki.com. The concept of a speech being delivered to Congress by a sitting Philippine head of state was conceived on March 22, 1897, when Andres Bonifacio delivered what is now known as the "State of the Katipunan" Address (SOKA) in front of the delegates of the Tejeros Convention. In his SOKA, Bonifacio outlined the achievements of the Katipunan from the time of its founding until August 29, 1896, when the Philippine Revolution began, as well as his planned programs should the Philippine Revolution be successful. However, the first speech delivered by a sitting Philippine head of state which resembled the modern-day SONA was delivered by Emilio Aguinaldo on September 15, 1898, as he was addressing the Malolos Congress. His speech, entitled Mensaje Leido Por El Presidente Del Govierno Revolucionario Para El Congreso ("A Message from the President of the Revolutionary Government for Congress"), would be known today as the "State of the Revolutionary Nation" Address, or SORNA.
During American rule, it became the duty of the Governor-General to address the Philippine legislature on events happening in the islands. This speech was known as the "State of the Philippine Islands" Address (SOPIA), which was delivered by William Howard Taft to the members of the Philippine Assembly on behalf of President Theodore Roosevelt on October 12, 1907. During the term of Francis Burton Harrison however, it became customary for his one-page addresses to be read by the sitting Senate President, which at the time was Manuel L. Quezon, in the belief that since Filipinos are being prepared for self-rule and eventual independence, it should be Filipinos who deliver the speeches. This practice continued until the passage of the Tydings-McDuffie Act in 1934.

Local governments in the Philippines also give their own addresses at some point during the year. At the provincial level, this is called a "State of the Province" Address, or SOPA, given by the provincial governor, while at the city and municipality level, this is called either a "State of the City Address" (SOCA) or "State of the Municipality" Address (SOMA), given by the mayor. In the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, this is called a "State of the Region" Address, or SORA, given by the regional governor. These speeches are not mandated by law, but are given usually as a matter of practice or tradition.

Boost Page Traffic, More Money!

Hey my dear friends who are bloggers too like me. Do you want to know how to make more viewers and readers or visitors to you blogsites or webpages? Here is what i have found online that can help you. Of course the more traffic you get, the higher is the rank of your page will go! Being in high ranked site and you are into making money online, this will surely help you get more opportunity to earn money! So why not hurry? Sign in for an entrecard account now! And don't forget to drop my ec card everyday in my two blogs : MY LIFE and NOT ONLY IN THE PHILIPPINES. Thanks for dropping and Good luck!


Monday, July 27, 2009

Cebu stories and pics

I got home from my trip in Cebu City last week. I want to apologize that i posted so late in here for updates because I was been busy when i got home. A day after i arrived i went to Cagayan de Oro City to applied for a new passport to change my status. Well, back to Cebu City, when i got there i directly went to the St. Mary Euphrasia Center. It's where the counselling and seminar for Commission Filipino Overseas was held. It took me whole day for the said seminar. After the seminar my cousin met me at Ayala Mall and we took a ride going to their house where i stayed for 4 days. I had so much fun there with my cousin and her kids. We had time to go to Simala (i mentioned it in my last post). And yes! was a far place but it's worth the trip. You can really feel how holy is the area. Will share here some of my photos from Cebu City.


Balamban Park







Simala Photos



Friday, July 10, 2009

Centella Care

Pimple and acne problem occurs in time you wouln't expect. Many have experience this kind of skin problem especially women and I am one of them. Pimples are commonly caused by clogged or infected pores. Pimples usually develop after blackheads or whiteheads have become infected. When breakouts of pimples occur often, it is considered acne. It is highly recommended that if these conditions exist, that they are treated immediately. Most times, when acne is ignored, it can leave visible scars on your skin, this is what i learned from skin expert that i am visiting for my pimples treatment. She also recommend me pimple cremes and cleanser. Centella creme is one of what she have given me, as she said it has extraordinary healing effects on the skin. It helps in the healing of any lesions, and prevents excess scar tissue from forming on the healing wounds. Centella helps to repair the walls of the veins and capillaries in the skin, thereby promoting healthy circulation. It also improves tissue firmness and elasticity, improving skin appearance and comfort. Check out this product to the nearest skin care clinic in your place and ask the skin doctor about your pimple problem and its treatment.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Have Fun!

I would like to share to all the readers who are passing by on this page about a forum that I just registered online. I been a member some other forums online but the 8c1.net forum is more interesting and have a very good site design, it has unique content and it has many languages that will be easy for anyone to choose from. I will recommend to check out there page and browse about anything you wants to know and have fun reading those informative threads that members had posted. You can also share your thoughts and idea about anything as long as it’s not against their site’s term and conditions.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Bad News!

It is not new in the Philippines to hear bombings as terrorist attack. But just today, two bombs have exploded in Mindanao, killing two people and wounding 27 in one town and 11 in another. A crude bomb hidden in a motorcycle exploded early Tuesday morning in Jolo, Sulu, killing two people and wounding 27 others, officials said. Most of the wounded were passersby and students who were on their way to school. For fear of more attacks, authorities have suspended classes in Jolo. And then hours later car bomb exploded near the port of Iligan City wounded at least 11, including nine civilians and two soldiers. According to witnesses, moments before the explosion, the car with the bomb managed to park near the army jeep from the Philippine Army Light-Armor Division.





Here are some of photos that i found online, after the explosion in Iligan City




my blogsite changes

Hi to all bloggers and my friends who are visiting this page of mine. First, i want to thank you all for always dropping by and leaving messages in my chatbox. Though, i was not actively updating my post in this blogsite for the past few months but still you are visiting here. But from now on i will make sure to write something new in this page but i am also making some changes. The first change is that the title of my page was formerly "only in the philippines" it's now "not only in the philippines". I made this changes so i can write more topics not only from the philippines but all over the world! I am asking you a favor to please change the title of my blog on your blog list to my new title "NOT ONLY IN THE PHILIPPINES". Thank you! God Bless us all...

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Simala in Cebu

Have you ever heard about the miraculous virgin Mary of Simala in Cebu? I have heard about this place in some of my friends and they said I should visit there when i will go back there. So as i planned to have my CFO (Commission of Filipino Overseas) interview as requirement to change status and name in my passport soon in Cebu City, I also want to see the said place. I am checking here online about the place and is this is what i found from Inquirer Net - In south Cebu, thousands of Cebuanos and other visitors from far and wide, climb up a hill to the Mother Mary Shrine in Simala, Sibonga town, bringing their faith and petitions for cures and other divine aid.
Each year, the crowd of devotees and first-time pilgrims seems to grow bigger.
January 1 is marked in the Christian calendar worldwide as a solemnity in honor of Mary as the mother of God, a day of obligation for Catholics to attend Mass.
At the Mother Mary Shrine in upper Lindogon in Barangay (village) Simala, Sibonga town, 48 kilometers south of Cebu City, devotees come by truckloads to be there every 13th of the month to hear Mass at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. or during the weekends at 3 p.m.
The shrine became “famous” after word spread that the image of the Virgin Mary was seen “shedding tears of blood,” a phenomenon that lacks scientific or official church validation but nevertheless draws more people to the area.
Driving to Simala shrine by private car from Cebu City means two to three hours on the road, barring heavy traffic in the outlying towns. Public buses ply the south Cebu route but one would have to get off a corner of the national road to reach upper Lindogon and hail a motorcab or a habal-habal (motorcycle-for-hire) for P20 to take you to the shrine about four kilometers up the mountains.
At the site, one has to cross a foot bridge and walk up a concrete pathway to reach the church, an imposing concrete structure at the top of the mountain. It takes about 10 minutes to reach the peak, which offers a breathtaking view of green slopes and fresh air.
The Marian monks who maintain the shrine have also landscaped the area, which has a mini falls that cascades down a small pool and well-tended gardens.
Signboards warn people that picking the flowers would be like “stealing from Mother Mary”. Families can have picnics and meals in cottages built for visitors. Children like to throw coins in a wishing well which features a large bell. Carenderias outside the gates of the shrine are proof of the steady volume of visitors in Simala.
Those who grumble about the distance are quickly shamed by the sight of elderly men and women on wheelchairs and crutches who go there to hear Mass and line up to kiss the image of Mary. These senior citizens don veils on their heads while praying, the same one Mary wore when she “shed tears of blood.”
While the church exterior is imposing, the interior is clearly a work in progress. The floor doesn’t have tiles and the church is not completely roofed. The hall is filled with wooden pews that look up to an elevated makeshift altar, where the statue of Mary is visible. Scaffoldings around the makeshift altar show work still being done on the ceiling. The rest of the church has no ceiling yet, which makes it humid inside, eased only by the breeze that wafts inside the tall windows on each side of the church.
A major purpose of visitors and devotees who go to Simala is to offer their petitions. Blank sheets of paper and pens on which to write their intentions are prepared by the monks for one to drop in a box at the right side of the glass-encased Marian image. Thank you letters are dropped in a box to her left side.
Visitors in lone queues walk barefoot to the statue. Since the area is considered sacred ground, shoes and footwear have to be removed and modesty is part of the dress code. Wearing of shorts, body-hugging blouses or sleeveless shirts is not allowed. Visitors who come dressed in this attire are asked to cover up with sarongs or malongs, prepared by the monks at the entrance.
In front of the Marian image, one is given only a few minutes to either kiss or say a short prayer, so as not to hold up the line.
Two other lines lead to a display of veils similar to the one the Marian image was wearing on the day believers said the “Birhen sa Simala” “shed” tears of blood.
On one display, the veil is placed on a low altar, where one can kneel and place the veil on one’s head while praying. The other one is placed on another statue of Mary. To view this, devotees have to stand within the folds of the veil and hold on to the hands of Mary while praying.
The path leading to both veils is lined with wooden cabinets where written petitions and thank you letters from as far as the United States and other countries are posted. Most petitions ask for a divine cure for ailments of the seeker or a family member’s. Several petitions were made by students seeking to pass the Bar or board examinations. Others seek help in finding jobs abroad.
In another cabinet, thank you letters are laid out, full of gratitude to Mary for answered prayers. While waiting for the line to move, reading the letters is an engaging past time. One woman sent a package containing her nursing uniform, her offering of thanks to Mary for passing the nursing licensure examination.
Further on is a cabinet crammed with wheelchairs and crutches offered by those who were cured of their ailments. The sight is a moving, modern day wonder, echoing Bible stories about the sick and lame who were able to walk again or were freed from their maladies by Jesus Christ.

Now i am more eager to be there soon!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Dream Furniture

Each one of us has it's unique ideas and choices. Like in choosing our home furnitures, it's best to decide what kind and designs or styles we wanted it to be. I would like to have a rustic furniture and a woodcraft. In Philippines, there are a lot of companies that manufacture affordable woodcrafts products.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Mabuhay Philippines!

Today is June 12, the Philippines is celebrating the country's Independence Day! Do you want to know more about it? Here is a clipped from wiki: In the presence of a huge crowd, independence was proclaimed on June 12, 1898 between four and five in the afternoon in Cavite at the ancestral home of General Emilio Aguinaldo some 30 kilometers South of Manila . The event saw the unfurling of the National Flag of the Philippines, made in Hong Kong by Mrs. Marcela Agoncillo, Lorenza Agoncillo and Delfina Herboza, and the performance of the Marcha Filipina Magdalo, as the Nation's National Anthem, now known as Lupang Hinirang, which was composed by Julian Felipe and played by the San Francisco de Malabon Marching band.
The Act of the Declaration of Independence was prepared, written, and read by Senior Ambrosio Rianzares Bautista in Spanish. A passage in the Declaration reminds one of another passage in the American Declaration of Independence. The Declaration was signed by ninety-eight people, among them an American army officer who witnessed the proclamation. The final paragraph states that there was a "stranger" (stranger in English translation — etranger in the original Spanish, possibly meaning foreigner) who attended the proceedings, Mr. L. M. Johnson, described as "a citizen of the U.S.A, a Coronel of Artillery". The proclamation of Philippine independence was, however, promulgated on the 1st of August, when many towns had already been organized under the rules laid down by the Dictatorial Government of General Aguinaldo.
Later at Malolos, Bulacan, the June 12 proclamation was modified upon the insistence of Apolinario Mabini who objected to that the original proclamation essentially placed the Philippines under the protection of the United States.
The Philippine Declaration of Independence occurred on June 12, 1898 in Cavite el Viejo (now Kawit), Cavite, Philippines. With the public reading of the Act of the Declaration of Independence, Filipino revolutionary forces under General Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the sovereignty and independence of the Philippine Islands from the colonial rule of Spain, which had been recently defeated at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War.
The declaration, however, was not recognized by the United States or Spain. The Spanish government later ceded the Philippines to the United States in the 1898 Treaty of Paris that ended the Spanish-American War.
The United States recognized Philippine independence on July 4, 1946 in the Treaty of Manila. July 4 was observed in the Philippines as Independence Day until August 4, 1964 when, upon the advice of historians and the urging of nationalists, President Diosdado Macapagal signed into law Republic Act No. 4166 designating June 12 as the country's Independence Day. June 12 had previously been observed as Flag Day.

Be a proud Filipino and be responsible one!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Rainy Season

Summer has just ended in Philippines, though we still experience a sunny day every now and then but we know it's going to be rainy season soon! And because of some areas in the country that are prone to floods, it's also prone to diseases cause by stagnant waters like dengue. So we need to learn how to protect us from diseases like this. Based on the WHO website : Dengue is transmitted by the bite of an Aedes mosquito infected with any one of the four dengue viruses. It occurs in tropical and sub-tropical areas of the world. Symptoms appear 3—14 days after the infective bite. Dengue fever is a febrile illness that affects infants, young children and adults.
Symptoms range from a mild fever, to incapacitating high fever, with severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pain, and rash. There are no specific antiviral medicines for dengue. It is important to maintain hydration. Use of acetylsalicylic acid (e.g. aspirin) and non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g. Ibuprofen) is not recommended.
Dengue haemorrhagic fever (fever, abdominal pain, vomiting, bleeding) is a potentially lethal complication, affecting mainly children. Early clinical diagnosis and careful clinical management by experienced physicians and nurses increase survival of patients.

Be safe and learn more!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Property Management

Management in all business and human organization activity is simply the act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals. Management comprises planning, organizing, staffing, leading or directing, and controlling an organization (a group of one or more people or entities) or effort for the purpose of accomplishing a goal. Resourcing encompasses the deployment and manipulation of human resources, financial resources, technological resources, and natural resources. It can also refer to the person or people who perform the act(s) of management. Like the Real Property Management company they offered a full service management those owning a single house, or investors within other places.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Humba Recipe

Have you ever heard of Filipino recipe called Humba?It is a braised pork belly and one of the comfort foods in the Philippines. It's popular Filipino dish in places like mindanao and in visayas regions. Some places in Luzon island have also known humba but i don't what they call it exactly. Humba is one of the dishes that we can always see in the table during Philippine fiestas and any other occassions. For thos who want to try cook Humba, here is the exact ingredients and cooking procedures from del monte page.


Ingredients :
1 kilo Pork Pigue (Pork Ham), cut to serving pieces4 cloves garlic, minced1 cup water2 tablespoons brown sugar1 teaspoon salt1/2 cup vinegar1 sprig of oregano1 bay leaf2 Star Anise (optional but I love the star anise twist to the Humba flavor)1 teaspoon pepper corn
3 tablespoons tausi or salted black beans
1/2 cup of banana blossoms (for a nice decorative touch)

Directions:
1. Sear the pork cubes in the pan until the sugar has caramelized with the pork. Add garlic and black beans and mix well.
2. Add the remaining ingredients (like vinegar, soy sauce, oregano, bay leaf, and salt ) except banana blossoms together until the pork is tender. It may take 30 minutes or so to make the pork tender so just add a little more water when sauce appears to dry up.
3. Halfway through the cooking, add banana blossoms and continue cooking until tender.
4. Arrange on a platter. Serve hot.

Enjoy cooking!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Check for the Best!

I graduated as a computer science students. And part of our study was making our own website and to do this, we need to have a very reliable and professional web hosting services like what the Web Hosting Geeks are offered. Also many businesses here in the Philippines are using online to earn more or to advertise their products and services online, they need to have their own webpage! Choosing the right kind of web hosting service can be a very daunting task at times as there are some very important features that you need to make sure of. Here you can find what exactly to look for when choosing the best web hosting service. I was browsing online looking for the best website that I can recommend to my readers here especially those in the business fields. And the Web Hosting Geeks is what I have found that has all the components you will need of personal or business website. Finding the best dedicated server hosting service for your website can be complicated too. The best way to select a quality web host is to take the selection process one step at a time. I already gave you some idea, so it’s your choice to pick the best web hosting. Good luck!

The Month of June

Time flies fast and it's June now! Aside from what i had mention in my last post that this is the month when classes starts, this is also month for weddings as many ladies in Philippines wants to be a June Bride. To those who are planning to have a Philippine catholic wedding, you need to take note the following requirements:

Marriage License - This should have four months validity. For other couples who had civil wedding prior to church wedding, you just need to submit the Marriage Contract. And to secure a Marriage License in the Philippines, below are the requirements you need to submit:
1. NSO Birth Certificates
2. CENOMAR - Certificate of No Marriage form from NSO office.
3. Parental Consent for couples aged 18 to 21 or Parental Advice for those 22-25 years old.
4. Passport sized Pictures
5. Residence Certificate
6. Seminar - Conducted by the Division of Maternal & Child Health at the Municipal/City Hall
7. Application Form

Baptismal Certificate - Each should submit baptismal certificate with annotation “for marriage purposes”.

Confirmation Certificate - Same thing with baptismal certificate, this also requires an annotation of “for marriage purposes” and should be valid in six months.
- Publication of Wedding Banns for three consecutive Sundays in the parish of the bride & groom, also permission from the parish of the bride
- Catholic Seminar
- Canonical Interview
- List of Principal Sponsors

Best Wishes to those who are planning to get married and Good Luck!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Education in the Philippines

Time runs fast! Now the summer break for student is almost over. The start of class will begin again! You want to know more about the education in the Philippines? The school year in the Philippines starts in June of one year and ends in March of the next, with a two-month summer break for April and May, one week of semestral break (the last week of October), and a week or two of Christmas break.
Based on Wikipedia : Filipino children enter public school at about age four, starting from Nursery up to Kindergarten At about seven years of age, children enter a primary school (6 to 7 years). This is followed by secondary school (4 years). Students then sit for the College Entrance Examinations (CEE), after which they enter collegiate school (3 to 5 years). Other types of schools do exist, such as Private schools, Preparatory schools, International schools, Laboratory High Schools and Science High Schools. Also, several nationalities, such as the Chinese, British, Americans, and the Japanese also have their own schools.
Primary school is also called Elementary school. It consists of six levels, with some schools adding an additional level (level 7). The levels are grouped into two primary subdivisions, Primary-level, which includes the first three levels, and Intermediate-level, which includes the last three levels.
Primary education in the Philippines covers a wide curriculum. The core subjects (major subjects) include Mathematics, Sciences, English, Filipino (the Filipino language), and Makabayan (Social Studies, Livelihood Education, Values). Other subjects include Music, Arts, and Physical Education. Starting at the third level, Science becomes an integral part of the core subjects. On December 2007, Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo announced that Spanish is to make a return as a mandatory subject in all Filipino schools starting in 2008. In private schools, the subjects include Mathematics, English, Science, Social Studies, Basic Computer, Filipino, Music, Arts and Technology, Home Economics, Health, Physical Education, and in Catholic schools, Religion or Christian Living. International schools and Chinese schools have additional subjects, especially in their language and culture.
Secondary education in the Philippines is largely based on the American schooling system. It consists of four levels. Secondary schooling is compartmentalized, meaning, each level focuses on a particular 'theme or content'. Secondary school is often called simply as 'High school', and as such, this will be the prevailing word in this section.
The first year of High school includes five core subjects, namely, Algebra I, Integrated Science, English I, Filipino I, and Philippine History I. The second year of High school includes Algebra II, Biology, English II, Filipino II, and Asian History. The third year of High school includes Geometry, Chemistry, Filipino III, and World History and Geography, and the fourth year of High school has Calculus, Trigonometry, Physics, Filipino IV, and Economics. Other minor subjects include Health, Advanced Computer, Music, Arts, Technology and Home Economics, and Physical Education.
In exclusive schools, various languages are offered as Electives, together with Computer programming, Literary writing, as well as other subjects. Chinese schools add language and cultural subjects. Preparatory schools usually add some Business and Accountancy courses, while Science high schools have Biology, Chemistry, ad Physics on every level.
Secondary students traditionally sit for the National Secondary Achievement Test (NSAT), which is originally tailored as a counterpart of the American SAT, and is administered by the Department of Education (DepEd). Like its primary school counterpart, it was eventually phased-out after major reorganizations in the said department. As of now, there is no government-sponsored entrance examination for Tertiary schools, and all schools, public or private, administer their own College Entrance Examinations (CEE).
After finishing secondary education, students have a choice of either continuing their education by taking two or three years of vocational courses, or going to college or university.
Tertiary education in the Philippines is more cosmopolitan, with thousands of international students enrolling here, the vast majority of which come from United States, South Korea, India, Pakistan, and other European countries like Sweden and Italy. Most Korean students are transients, studying for the first two or three years in the Philippines to have a working knowledge of English, and then transferring abroad to the United States for degrees, but many still complete their tertiary education in the country.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

searching online

Are you one of those who looking for a date online? You can find the best dating site that you been searching for as like in the miami singles. And also you can get the best dating platform and the easiest to use tools that help women and men looking for their soul mates online!

Internet Cafes


Internet Cafes are scattered within the entire Philippine Archipelago due to good telephone system within the three areas, Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao. At the most, internet cafes in the Philippines have dial up, and dsl connection. And because of a lot of business competitions, the rate of using computers at the cafes are more cheaper today than before. I used to get online at internet cafes before and the price rate per hour was at 30 - 40 pesos. But this days, you can find cafes that offers very affordable rate from 15 - 10 pesos every hour of use. But because i have already my own PC at home so i just come at cafe when there is problem with my computer, like today.

It's still summer time


Summer in the Philippines in not only the hottest part of the year, but it is also the time where a lot of adventures happen. Most people travel to different places during summer season because it’s the only time you can get a summer break. Usually many of us also will are always on the beach for swimming with all the kids. Summer started last March and will end in the first week of June. There is so much fun that is happening and will happen under the heat of the sun.

For Bloggers

How to boost your blog traffic? This is usually the question asked by many bloggers, especially to those who are just new to the blogging world. I have found feedcluster.com, that is surely interesting for many bloggers. This can help improve traffic to our blogsite and also we can gain more visitors. I have just created my new blog aggregator from feedcluster.com. You can check out the blog aggregator that I made for my blogsite “only in the Philippines”. It is very easy to make a blog aggregators or a blog portal, you just have to visit feedcluster.com and from their you make your account and then add your site’s url.







Philippine Caves

There are thousands of caves in the Philippines, most of them are open to the public for spelunking. Here are some of the popular caves in the country that became the main attraction of the tourist. The Callao Cave is a cave with seven chambers located on the Province of Cagayan, in the Philippines. It is one of the best known tourist attractions of the province. It is located in Barangays Parabba and Quibal, Peñablanca, near Tuguegarao, the capital city of the Province of Cagayan. It has a natural cathedral located at the first chamber, which was turned into a chapel by the local people. The conditions inside the cave cause stalactites and stalagmites, particularly in the deeper chambers. Every chamber has natural crevices, which let light get into the cave, serving as illumination for the otherwise dark areas of the place. Another is the Hinagdanan Cave is a cave on Panglao Island, in Bohol Province, in the Philippines. It is a naturally lighted cavern with a deep lagoon and many large stalactites and stalagmites.
The cave is lit by sunlight which filters through holes in the ceiling. The underground lake is a popular swimming spot, but it has been known to test for high levels of various pollutants, since it is fed by ground runoff. And we can find the The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is located about 50 kilometers north of the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. The distinguishing feature of the river is that it winds through a cave before flowing directly into the South China Sea. It includes major formations of stalactites and stalagmites, and several large chambers. The lower portion of the river is subject to tidal influences. Until the 2007 discovery of an underground river in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River was reputed to be the world's longest underground river. Another one is the The Tabon Caves are a set of caves north of Quezon municipality, in the south western part of the province of Palawan on Palawan Island, in the Philippines. The caves are named after the Tabon Scrubfowl. The complex has 29 explored caves, but 200 caves are known to exist on Lipuun Point. They are maintained by the National Museum, and Diwata Cave and Liyang Cave are open to the public. The Tabon Man was discovered in the caves, one of the oldest remnants of human inhabitants found in the Philippines.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Choose Furniture in Style

Furniture in fashion has been a part of the human experience since the development of non-nomadic cultures. There are different types of furniture that we can choose for our home.Furniture in fashion includes objects such as tables, chairs, beds, desks, dressers, cupboards, etc. usually kept in a house or other building to make it suitable or comfortable for living or working in. Are you looking for a convenient shopping of furniture? I found an online site that you can check out very nice western furniture that you will surely like. They have product of artistic design and can also be considered a form of decorative art inside your house.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Palm Sunday

Today is Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion. Today, we enter into a solemn period of meditation on the Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ. Palm Sunday, commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.

In many Christian churches, Palm Sunday is marked by the distribution of palm leaves (often tied into crosses) to the assembled worshipers. The difficulty of procuring palms for that day's ceremonies in unfavorable climates for palms led to the substitution of boughs of box, yew, willow or other native trees. The Sunday was often designated by the names of these trees, as Yew Sunday or by the general term Branch Sunday.

According to the Gospels, before entering Jerusalem, Jesus was staying at Bethany and Bethphage, and the Gospel of John adds that he had dinner with Lazarus, and his sisters Mary and Martha. While there, Jesus is described by the Synoptic Gospels as sending two unnamed disciples to the village over against them, in order to retrieve a donkey that had been tied up but never been ridden, and to say, if questioned, that the donkey was needed by the Lord but would be returned in a short period of time. Jesus then rode the donkey into Jerusalem, with the Synoptics adding that the disciples had first put their cloaks on it, so as to make it more comfortable. The Gospels go on to describe how Jesus rode into Jerusalem, and how the people there lay down their cloaks in front of him, and also lay down small branches of trees.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Cock Fighting


Cock fighting was a popular entertainment across the world for thousands of years but in the Philippines its popularity is still unparalleled and has been since pre-hispanic times. Although legal, the fights are supposedly regulated but the vast majority take place with no licence in the back alleys that make up the Philippines’ seemingly endless shanty towns. Most fights, or Sabong, are gambled on and rarely last more than a few fleeting seconds before one of the birds is killed. Even though the westerners find it immoral because it causes animal suffering and usually results in the death of one of the birds; sometimes it ends in the death of both, in South-East Asia it’s still about gambling and entertainment. A usual cockfight can last from a couple of minutes to more than half an hour. The cocks are kept in very special condition; often have better food than their owners. They are getting vitamins and antibiotics to prevent them from illness. On the other hand, the birds are often kept in the sun, to become stronger. The bird winning the fight brings usually big money to his owner; the bets are pretty high considering the life-standard. The loosing bird had usually death injuries. As the meat is extremely healthy for all the vitamins the bird ate, they normally make it as a dinner for the whole family. Before the fight, birds are getting spurs to tighten hard to their leg. While the owners preparing the cocks for the fighting, locals have the last minutes to bet on the winner. Then the birds are placed into the ring and the play can start. It’s fast and hard to follow for strangers, but the locals are closely watching the bird they put their money on. It’s fascinating play. Shouting, fast movements, and it’s done. One bird died and the second is taken out of the circle and spur carefully removed. Locals are getting their money for their bets and another fight is starting the preparation.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Do your own website

Are you planning to do a personal website or for your company? The first thing you need to check is the web hosting service like the http://webhostinggeeks.com/ offers. This web hosting service is a type of internet hosting service that allows your own website accessible via the World Wide Web. The web hosts are companies that provide space on a server they own for use by their clients as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data center. Web hosts can also provide data center space and connectivity to the Internet for servers they do not own to be located in their data center. The web hosting is often provided as part of a general Internet access plan; there are many free and paid providers offering these services. A customer needs to evaluate the requirements of the application to choose what kind of hosting to use. Such considerations include database server software, scripting software, and operating system. Most hosting providers provide Linux-based web hosting which offers a wide range of different software. The web hosting client may want to have other services, such as email for their business domain, databases or multi-media services for streaming media. A customer may also choose Windows as the hosting platform.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Pagsanjan falls

The Pagsanjan Falls is one of the most famed waterfalls in the Philippines. The falls have grown into a major tourist attraction for the region. Pagsanjan is most famous for these falls in particular. The town itself dates from early Spanish times and lies at the confluence of two rivers, the Balanac and the Bumbungan. While popularly known as the Pagsanjan Falls, locally they are "Magdapio Falls," after the legendary patriarch. Their actual location is not in Pagsanjan at all but in the adjacent town of Cavinti. The Pagsanjan Falls has a strong flow of tourists visiting the area, tourists are ferried to the famed falls with a traditional Filipino Banca Boat for a small fee. The only passable route to it is the Bumbungan River of Pagsanjan. To reach Pagsanjan Falls, tourists or visitors have to ride these boats, manned by skilled Pagsanjeño boatmen (bankeros). The base of the Pansanjan falls is a natural pool, allowing great swimming and diving. There are some caves to explore around the area which are known for their acoustics. Behind the waterfalls there is also a small cave which you can enter. The falls are also famous for its massage, where people get 'massaged' under the falls.

Siquijor Island

Siquijor is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. Its capital is the municipality also named Siquijor. To the northwest of Siquijor are Cebu and Negros, to the northeast is Bohol and to the south, across the Bohol Sea is Mindanao. Siquijor is the third smallest province in the country both in terms of population and land area, after Camiguin and Batanes. For a time it was sub-province of Negros Oriental. Called Isla del Fuego of the “Island of Fire” by the Spanish before, Siquijor is considered by many Filipinos to be a mystical island, full of witches and other supernatural phenomena. Siquijor is subdivided into 6 municipalities. Siquijor is the capital and most important port. Six municipalities comprise Siquijor Province. These are Siquijor, Larena, Enrique Villanueva, Maria, Lazi, and San Juan. Dominant clan is the Paculba clan which also known to the whole country. The climate in Siquijor like most of the rest of the country is very tropical. It is dry from January to May and wet the rest of the year. Annual rainfall with November having the heaviest rainfall and April having the least. Siquijor's reputation as a place of magic and sorcery both attracts visitors and keeps them away. Among the tourist attractions in Siquijor are beaches, caves, Bandilaan Natural Park, and a butterfly sanctuary.

Help for rust removal

Rusting is the common term for corrosion of iron and its alloys, such as steel. Other metals undergo equivalent corrosion, but the resulting oxides are not commonly called rust. Given sufficient time, oxygen, and water, any iron mass eventually converts entirely to rust and disintegrates. This is usually the problem in our house, because it can destroy our lawn, tools, silverware, pots and house ware and anything else. There are some easy and helpful way for you, just watch the rust removal videos that should give you an idea on how you can easily remove rust 100% organically and not worrying about acid or harmful chemicals anymore.

kaldereta


Kaldereta is a dish popular in the Philippines, especially in Luzon island. Its common ingredients are cuts of pork, beef or goat with tomato paste or tomato sauce with liver spread added to it. In Metro Manila it is more commonly added with potatoes but in other regions such as Southern Tagalog provinces, it is simply the sauce and the cuts of meat that are used. There are other meats that can also be used such as chicken but pork, beef and goat are the three more popular cuts of meat used.

passport


A Philippine passport is a travel document and is a Primary National ID issued to citizens of the Philippines. It is issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Philippine diplomatic missions abroad, with certain exceptions. Besides facilitating international travel and conferring diplomatic assistance to Filipinos overseas, a Philippine passport is considered a primary form of identification in the Philippines, particularly because there is no national identity card system in the country. Philippine passports have been issued since the Philippines gained independence from the United States, although their pre and post Spanish history is quite unknown. Passports were ordered to be printed in Filipino for the first time under Diosdado Macapagal, to be subsequently implemented under Ferdinand Marcos. Currently, it is printed in Filipino with English translations. The passport is a popular target for counterfeiters, due largely to the relatively liberal visa requirements accorded to Philippine travelers to destinations such as Brunei, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and other APEC and ASEAN member nations. Due to this, the Department of Foreign Affairs started issuing maroon machine-readable passport since September 17, 2007. The green colored cover non-electronic passports is still acceptable until they expire. Philippine passports are printed at the Security Plant Complex of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

Creditcards

Let’s face it credit is a way of life these days and a lot of us wonder which creditcard is best for us. There is a place to help with questions that you might have about which card would be best for you. Creditcards.com You can use there site as a comparison guide in order to find which card would best suit your needs. Perhaps you need a card for your business, a couple things most businesses look for when choosing a creditcard is the 0% intro APR or low interest rates, something you might consider as well. So if you’re looking the right creditcard for you then get help from Creditcards.com and you will be sure to find one that fits your needs.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Typical Filipino Meal

Filipino cuisine is distinguished by its bold combination of sweet, sour and salty flavors, and in general most dishes are not heavily spiced. While other Asian cuisines may be known for a more subtle delivery and presentation, Filipino palates prefer a sudden influx of flavor. Filipino cuisine is often delivered in a single presentation, giving the participant a simultaneous visual feast, an aromatic bouquet, and a gustatory delight. Counterpoint is also a feature in Philippine cuisine. This normally comes in a pairing of something sweet with something salty, and result in surprisingly pleasing combinations. Examples include: champorado (a sweet cocoa rice gruel), being paired with tuyo (salted, sun-dried fish); dinuguan (a savory stew made of pig's blood and innards), paired with puto (sweet, steamed rice cakes); unripe fruits such as mangoes (which are only slightly sweet but very sour), are eaten dipped in salt; the use of cheese (which is salty) in sweetcakes (such as bibingka and puto), as well as an ice cream flavoring.
Snacking is normal, a Filipino may eat five 'meals' in a day. Dinner, while still the main meal, is smaller than other countries. Usually, either breakfast or lunch is the largest meal.

Lechon

Lechón is the Spanish word for suckling pig. In the Philippines, it connotes a whole roasted pig, litsong baboy. Chicken and beef are also popular. The process of lechón involves the whole pig/piglet, chicken, or cattle/calf being slowly roasted over charcoal. Lechón is often cooked during national festivities (known as fiestas), the holiday season, and other special occasions such as weddings, graduations, birthdays and baptisms, or family get-togethers. The lechón is usually the highlight and the most popular dish of these events. It is usually served with a liver-based sauce. The typical Filipino method of roasting involves placing the pig on a spit and roasting it over charcoals while wiping the skin with a brush made out of leaves drenched in water and the pig's own fat. This makes the skin "pop" and become crunchy. The term "lechón" is also now used to refer to meat cooked on a spit (often whole) such as "litsong baka" (beef) and "litsong manok" (chicken). In fact, there are numerous brands of litsong manok stalls found scattered in the metropolis. The pig had always been the center of communal feasts in pre-Hispanic Philippines, and "lechón" is the normal manner it is prepared.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Beauty Products

Becoming a mother is one of the most exciting times in a woman's life. Pregnancy can be a joyous time. But it also can be a time of uncertainty and worry. Getting informed is the first step in keeping yourself and your baby healthy and also finding beauty products that are safe for both mother and baby is essential. Here are some tips how you will look great on the time of your pregnancy without risking the health of your baby. I will tell you about Beaute de Maman. It is a unique line of health and beauty products developed by a board-certified obstetrician to treat problems specifically related to the physiological and hormonal changes experienced by women during pregnancy. Many have tried this beauty products and can prove on how safe it is be used by pregnant women, some Hollywood celebrity moms-to-be including actresses Penelope Ann Miller, Salli Richardson-Whitfield (“Eureka”), Chyler Leigh (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and Jennifer Blanc. Brooke Mueller Sheen, wife of actor Charlie Sheen, as well as Jane Hajduk, who is married to actor Tim Allen, and The Insider’s celebrity correspondent Victoria Recano, can also be counted among expectant Hollywood moms who have been seen and heard referencing various products in the Beauté de Maman line. So, what are you waiting for? Check out the Beaute de Maman website and order now for the beauty products you want.

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Coconut Vinegar

Vinegar is an acidic liquid processed from the fermentation of ethanol in a process that yields its key ingredient, acetic acid. It also may come in a diluted form. Natural vinegars also contain small amounts of tartaric acid, citric acid, and other acids. Vinegar has been used since ancient times and is an important element in European, Asian, and other traditional cuisines of the world. The Coconut vinegar, made from fermented coconut water, is used extensively in Southeast Asian cuisine (particularly in the Philippines, a major producer, where it is called suka ng niyog. A cloudy white liquid, it has a particularly sharp, acidic taste with a slightly yeasty note. This coconut vinegar is a product derived from the juice of the coconut fruit. When it is still attached to a tree, a picker drills a tiny hole on the fruit. Then he puts a container to catch the juice. To produce coconut vinegar, the juice must be stored in a container for about one week. The juice naturally turns sour after some time. Coconut vinegar can be used as an ingredient for cooking, dip for numerous Filipino dishes, and bleaching agent for clothes.

Danggit

You can’t talk about Cebuano food specialties without mentioning danggit. Also known as rabbit fish in English are small thin fish popularly sold in dried salted form. It is best paired with hot rice and dipped in vinegar (others prefer with crushed chili peppers). I like danggit most when is is fried(photo below).
Danggit is known to be as a poor man’s food like any other types of dried fish. But the rich and poor alike who loves to eat this typical Cebuano delicacy. This is also the most popular pasalubong aside from the otap, rosquillos and dried mangoes. So when you are planning to visit Cebu City do not forget to visit their markets and buy some danggit.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Souvenirs

When you visit the Philippines don’t forget to bring souvenir from the country. And the custom t-shirts are popular that can be found almost in every malls. There is different print technique, traditional screen printing or latest technology with direct to garment digital printing.

Cebu City

The City of Cebu is the capital city of Cebu in the Philippines, and is the second most significant metropolitan center in the Philippine Islands. The city is located on the eastern shore of Cebu, and is the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines. Cebu is the Philippines' main domestic shipping port, and is home to more than 80% of the country's domestic shipping companies. Cebu also holds the second largest international flights in the Philippine Islands, and is a significant center of commerce, trade, and industry in the Visayas, and Mindanao region. Cebu city is an important cultural center in the Philippine Islands. The city's most famous landmark is Magellan's Cross. This cross, now housed in a chapel, was supposedly planted by Ferdinand Magellan when he arrived in the Philippine Islands in 1521. This religious event is celebrated on the islands cultural festivities known as the Sinulog festival, held every third Sunday of January which celebrates the festival of the Santo Niño, the patron saint of Cebu. The Sinulog is a dance ritual of pre-hispanic indigenous origin. The dancer moves two steps forward and one step backward to the rhythmic sound of drums. This movement resembles somewhat the current (sulog) of the river. Thus, the Cebuanos called it Sinulog.

Tinola

Another Filipino dish that i like very much is Tinola. It is a soup-based dish served as an appetizer or main entrée in the Philippines. Traditionally, this dish is cooked with chicken, wedges of green papaya, and chili pepper leaves, in broth flavored with ginger, onions and fish sauce. A common variant substitutes pork for chicken, chayote instead of papaya, or moringa leaves known as marungay or malunggay, instead of pepper leaves. It is best served with fresh chicken. You can check the recipe online and here is a sample.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

iPhone site

The iPhone is an internet-connected multimedia with a flush multi-touch screen and a minimal hardware interface. The device does not have a physical keyboard, so a virtual keyboard is rendered on the touch screen instead. The iPhone functions as a camera phone includes text messaging and visual voicemail, a portable media player, and Internet client with email, web browsing, and local Wi-Fi connectivity. For those who already have iphones, you visit Vuzu. It is an iPhone site where users can upload fun crazy videos for free. The site have the following features: they have free streaming videos and for iphone and desktop computers community of users upload the videos and there is a earn cash section on the site for users to make money with vuzu.

Sinigang in Philippines

Sinigang is a Philippine soup that is eaten with rice. Its characteristic flavor comes from tamarind which gives it a sour taste and overwhelms the taste of its meat. Sinigang is a started as a meat (e.g., fish, pork, chicken, shrimp, or beef) stewed with tamarind, green pepper, tomato, and onion. Other vegetables cooked in sinigang include okra, taro corms, labanos, kangkong, sitaw and eggplant. Another variety is prepared with guava and is less sour than those with tamarind. Raw mango, calamansi and kamias can also be utilized. However, vinegar is not used for making sinigang sour, soups made with vinegar are called paksiw. Powdered soup base or bouillon cubes for sinigang are also used in place of natural fruits. Chicken sinigang is called sinampalukan (from sampalok, Filipino for tamarind). Sinampalukan is made with shredded tamarind leaves, ginger, onions, and tomatoes. Sinampalukan is sometimes prepared to be a little spicier than the other sinigang dishes. My american boyfriend tasted sinigang when he visited here in Philippines and he wanted to have soup so i ordered sinigang for him and he likes it.

Sisig dish

Sisig is a Kapampangan term which means "to snack on something sour". The dish is said to have originated from locals who bought unused pig heads from the commissaries of nearby Clark Air Base in Angeles City, Pampanga. Pig heads were cheaply purchased since they were not used in preparing meals for the U.S. Air Force personnel stationed there. An alternate explanation of its origin is that it is but an innovative variation on an older recipe, which is pork ears and jowl, boiled, chopped then marinated. It usually refers to fruits, often unripe or half-ripe, sometimes dipped in salt and vinegar. It also refers to a method of preparing fish and meat, especially pork, which is marinated in a sour liquid such as lemon juice or vinegar, then seasoned with salt, pepper and other spices. Sisig as is popularly known today is actually sizzling sisig, a Philippine dish made from parts of pig’s head, liver and usually seasoned with kalamansi and chili peppers. The dish is served almost in every Filipino restaurant. Preparing sisig comes in three phases: boiling, broiling and finally frying. For example a pig's head is first boiled to remove hairs and to tenderize it. Portions of it are then chopped and grilled or broiled. Finally, it is fried with onions and served on a sizzling plate. Variations of sisig may add any of the following: eggs, ox brains, chicharon (pork cracklings), pork or chicken liver, and even mayonnaise. Recently, local chefs have experimented with ingredients other than pork such as chicken, squid, tuna and even tofu.

Bicol Express

Bicol Express is a popular Filipino dish which was popularized in the district of Malate, Manila but made in traditional Bicolano style. It is a stew made from long chilies (siling labuyo in Tagalog), coconut milk, shrimp paste or stockfish, onion, pork, and garlic. It is said to have evolved from gulay na may lada, another Bicolano dish which is nowadays also presented as one of the many variants of Bicol Express.