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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.

Free online dating

A dating system which allows individuals, couples and groups to make contact and communicate with each other over the Internet, usually with the objective of developing a personal romantic or sexual relationship is called online dating. There are many online dating services usually provide unmoderated matchmaking over the Internet, through the use of personal computers or cell phones. These kind of dating services generally require a prospective member to provide personal information, before they can search the service provider's database for other individuals using criteria they set, such as age range, gender and location. Most sites allow members to upload photos of themselves and browse the photos of others. Sites may offer additional services, such as webcasts, online chat, telephone chat, and message boards. Some sites provide free registration such as passion search, but mostly dating sites offer services which require a monthly fee. Other sites depend on advertising for their revenue. Many sites are broad-based, with members coming from a variety of backgrounds looking for different types of relationships. Other sites are more specific, based on the type of members, interests, location, or relationship desired. So if you are the kind of person who likes to surf and search for an online date check out the free dating site, the, they have free registration that you don’t have to spend penny just to meet the right person for you.


Saturday, February 21, 2009

Dapitan City

The City of Dapitan is a 2nd class city in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 68,178 people in 13,560 households. It is historically significant as being the place where the national hero, Jose Rizal was exiled by the Spaniards and is known as the "Shrine City in the Philippines". The Rizal Shrine is major historical landmark of the City. It is the original estate of the country’s national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, who lived for four years in Dapitan as an exile from July 17, 1892 to July 31, 1896.

Pancit Malabon

Pancit Malabon is a type of pancit, or stir-fried noodle dish, which originated in Malabon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. It has a yellow-orange color due to a sauce that includes patis (fish sauce) and bagoong (shrimp paste). Its toppings draw heavily from the fresh seafood that is available in the area and may include fresh shrimp, squid, oysters, and hard-boiled duck or hen eggs, as well as pork. This noodle dish can be serve in any meal, it can be snack, a dinner or if you double the amounts, this can go well in big gatherings. So when you will visit the Philippines, don't forget to taste the Pancit Malabon.


Mysteries often contain secrets or hidden qualities that must be solved and there may be information that is unknown and must be explained. The professional detectives and sleuths seek out clues to solve mysteries and those people must use their skills at deductive reasoning. Mysteries are also stories where a problem, crime, or puzzle must be solved. I have read some mystery story online in website. They have many archived story of mysteries, that you will surely enjoy reading it.I have read few of the stories in their site and yes I enjoyed reading it. The mystery story titled “The Secret Friend” is about the mystery of a secret friend of Fred’s daughter, Sarah, who died of leukemia. Before Sarah died she gave one of her room key to her “secret friend”. This is what Fred wanted to know. You can read the story and try to check yourself if you have the skills to solve a mystery. And if you want receive daily mystery emails, sign up at and also get a chance to read the mysteries ranking and solutions. The was also featured on ABC News, so you can check mystery stories whether on tv or in the web.


Tubbahata Reef

Tubbataha Reef is an atoll coral reef located in the Sulu Sea of the Philippines. It is a marine sanctuary protected as Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park. It is nominated at the New 7 Wonders of Nature (check right side of this page to vote). Tubbataha is located in the Sulu Sea, 98 nautical miles (181 km) southeast of Puerto Princesa City in the Palawan Province. The reef is made up of two coral atolls divided by an eight-kilometer (5 miles) wide channel. There are no permanent inhabitants of the islets or reefs. Fishermen visit the area seasonally, establishing shelters on the islets. The park is visited by tourists, particularly divers. Trips to Tubbattaha from mid-March to mid-June are all vessel-based; the park is about twelve hours by boat from Puerto Princesa City. Tubbataha is considered as the best dive site in the Philippines and the diving dedicated ships that operate during the "Tubbataha Season" are usually booked years in advance especially during the Asian holidays of Easter and "Golden Week".
Tubbataha has become a popular site for seasoned sports divers because of its coral "walls" where the shallow coral reef abruptly ends giving way to great depths. These "walls" are not only wonderful diving spots but they are also wonderful habitats for many colonies of fish. There are giant jacks, hammerhead sharks, barracudas, manta rays, palm-sized Moorish idols, [parrot fishes], and moray eels living in the sanctuary. Tubbataha is even home to the hawksbill sea turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) which are endangered species.


Palawan is an island province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region. Its capital is Puerto Princesa City, and it is the largest province in the country in terms of total area of jurisdiction. The islands of Palawan stretch from Mindoro to Borneo in the southwest. It lies between the South China Sea in the northwest and Sulu Sea in the southeast. The province is named after its largest island, Palawan Island, measuring 450 kilometers (280 mi) long, and 50 kilometers (31 mi) wide. Palawan is composed of the long and narrow Palawan Island, plus a number of other smaller islands surrounding the main island. The Calamianes Group of Islands, to the northwest consists of Busuanga Island, Culion Island, and Coron Island. Durangan Island almost touches the westernmost part of Palawan Island, while Balabac Island is located off the southern tip, separated from Borneo by the Balabac Strait. In addition, Palawan covers the Cuyo Islands in the Sulu Sea. The disputed Spratly Islands, located a few hundred kilometers to the west is considered part of Palawan by the Philippines, and is locally called the Kalayaan Group of Islands. Based on the 2000 census, the population of the entire province is 737,000. The province is a melting pot of 87 different cultural groups and races who live together in peace and harmony. Basically, its culture bears a strong influence from China, India and the Middle East. Influx of migrants from other parts of the Philippines, particularly from Muslim Mindanao, accounts for the high population growth rate of 3.98% annually. The native-born Palaweños still predominate the populace. Eighteen percent is composed of cultural minority groups such as the Tagbanua, Palawano, Batak, and Molbog.

Be secured

Many of us who have PC at home are afraid of computer viruses. The latest virus, like other before it, lures computer users to open a file. But when they do, they accidentally contaminate their computers' memory system and destroy other files. It is known here in the Philippines and we have to be careful of any files we get thru emails or any share files. To be safe online you check out vpn service is a great tool to make your appearance on the Internet secure and keep your vital information private.


An Overseas Filipino is a person of Philippine origin who lives outside of the Philippines. This term applies both to people of Filipino ancestry who are citizens or residents of a different country and to those Filipino citizens abroad on a more temporary status. It may also extend to Filipinos having extended holidays abroad, though common usage does not usually include this group. The lack of well-paying jobs in the Philippines combined with a widespread knowledge of English (a result of having been a colony of the United States) have made Filipinos one of the most internationally mobile nationalities. Many Filipinos go abroad to support their families back at home through remittances, and as a result, many countries have a substantial Filipino community. Often, these Filipinos are referred to as Overseas Filipino Workers or OFWs. The term Global Filipino is another term of more recent vintage but less widely used.
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo recently coined the term Overseas Filipino Investor or OFI for Filipino expatriates who contribute to the economy through remittances, buying property and creating businesses.

Philippines Program

A program initiated by Microsoft Philippines that was recently expanded to her hometown in Zamboanga City is called Tulay (bridge). Tulay is part of the Microsoft Unlimited Potential Community Technology Skills Program, a global initiative focused on improving lifelong learning for underserved youth and adults by providing technology skills through non-government organizations around the world. A former overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Japan, was determined to start a business when she came back to the Philippines last February 2006 after a stint as a performing artist. She is one of the first graduates of Tulay in Zamboanga, a program that seeks to provide increased access to and training on technology for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families through the Community Technology Learning Centers (CTLCs). CTLCs provide access to e-mail and video chat that enable the OFWs and their families to stay in touch. Recipients of the program grants are public centers where people can gain IT skills and training to help themselves and their communities. The centers are equipped with Internet connection and web cameras, enabling the OFWs to communicate with their families in the Philippines in virtual face-to-face conversations. After the training they will also how to chat with other people to make friends and they can visit Free Senior Chat room to meet people with the same interest.

Kaamulan Festival

The Kaamulan Festival is a Bukidnon ethnic-cultural festival that takes place from the last week of February to the first week of March. Kaamulan, from the Binukid word amul, "to gather", is an indigenous Bukidnon term for a gathering for any purpose. It can mean a datukship ritual, a wedding ceremony, a thanksgiving festival during harvest time, a peace pact, or any number of these together. The Festival is held in Malaybalay City from the second half of February to March 10, the anniversary date of the foundation of Bukidnon as a province in 1917,d to celebrate the culture and tradition of the seven ethnic tribal groups—Bukidnon, Higaonon, Talaandig, Manobo, Matigsalug, Tigwahanon and Umayamnon—that originally inhabited the province. It is the only ethnic festival in the Philippines. Kaamulan started as a festival on May 15, 1974, during the fiesta celebration of the then municipality of Malaybalay. A town official thought of inviting some indigenous people to town and made them perform a few dance steps at Plaza Rizal to enliven the fiesta celebration. The celebration however proved very popular and together with national coverage the Kaamulan festival has become the regional festival of Northern Mindanao, as declared by the Regional Development Council of Region 10 on September 16, 1977. Kaamulan was formerly held on the first week of September but in 1996, it was transferred to the present date to synchronize it with the foundation celebration of the province.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Masskara Festival

The MassKara Festival is a week-long festival held each year in Bacolod City, the capital of Negros Occidental province in the Philippines every third weekend of October nearest October 19, the city's Charter Anniversary. The festival first began in 1980 during a period of crisis. The province relied on sugar cane as its primary agricultural crop, and the price of sugar was at an all-time low due to the introduction of sugar substitutes like high fructose corn syrup in the United States. It was also a time of tragedy; on April 22 of that year, the inter-island vessel Don Juan carrying many Negrenses, including those belonging to prominent families in Bacolod City, collided with the tanker Tacloban City and sank. An estimated 700 lives were lost in the tragedy.
In the midst of these tragic events, the city's artists, local government and civic groups decided to hold a festival of smiles, because the city at that time was also known as the City of Smiles. They reasoned that a festival was also a good opportunity to pull the residents out of the pervasive gloomy atmosphere. The initial festival was therefore, a declaration by the people of the city that no matter how tough and bad the times were, Bacolod City is going to pull through, survive, and in the end, triumph.

Chat room

Communication is very important to everyone especially those who are far from their loved ones. There are many ways to communicate, it can be thru calls, mails or online. Many have found chatting online as the very much affordable means of communication. Usually OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker) families are now using the internet to communicate the person at the other part of the world. In the Internet, chatting is talking to other people who are using the Internet at the same time you are. Usually, this "talking" is the exchange of typed-in messages requiring one site as the repository for the messages and a group of users who take part from anywhere on the Internet. In some cases, a private chat can be arranged between two parties who meet initially in a group chat. Chats can be ongoing or scheduled for a particular time and duration. Most chats are focused on a particular topic of interest and some involve guest experts or famous people who "talk" to anyone joining the chat. We can find many online rooms where we can chat and meet new people, like the Catholic Chat room. If you are looking for a friend you want to talk to with the same faith as yours, try to check out the Catholic Chat room on the web.

Panagbenga Festival

Panagbenga is month-long annual flower festival occurring in Baguio, the summer capital of the Philippines. The term is of Malayo-Polynesian origin, meaning "season of blooming". The festival, held during the month of February, was created as a tribute to the city's flowers and as a way to rise up from the devastation of the 1990 Luzon earthquake. The festival includes floats that are decorated with flowers and also includes street dancing, presented by dancers clad in flower-inspired costumes, that is inspired by the Bendian, an Ibaloi dance of celebration that came from the Cordillera region. Aside from economic boosts from tourism, the festival also helped the younger generation of indigenous people to rediscover their culture's old traditions. The indigenous people was first wary with government-led tourism because of the threat that they will interfere or change their communities' rituals. Panagbenga showcases the people's talent, artistry and ingenuity via performances, exhibits and more. It opens with a shower of rose petals along Session Road while marching bands played lively tunes that sets the mode for the parade. Colorful costumes and lively dance numbers come next followed by cleverly- crafted, vibrant and multicolored floats made entirely from flowers of every kind which never fails to delight and awe the spectators young and old.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Online Coupons

We can find the best portals for shopping online in the Philippines; we have many online stores featuring local merchants for imported and local products such as flowers, gifts, shoes, accessories, toys, dresses and so much more. Comparison shop for the lowest prices & check store ratings before you buy is very important for consumers online. The best for them to have a wise buy online is check out and Get Coupon codes & Promo Offers at They offer thousands of coupons to thousands online stores and coupons are updated daily which means it is accurate and very helpful to the shoppers online.

Baguio City

The City of Baguio is a highly urbanized city in northern Luzon in the Philippines. Baguio City was established by Americans in 1900 at the site of an Ibaloi village known as Kafagway. Baguio City was designated by the Philippine Commission as the Summer Capital of the Philippines on June 1, 1903 and incorporated as a city by the Philippine Assembly on September 1, 1909. There is a presidential mansion, as well as supreme court and legislative offices in Baguio. The name of the city is derived from the word bagiw in Ibaloi, the indigenous language of the Benguet Region, meaning 'moss'. Baguio City is located some 1,400 meters above sea level, nestled within the Cordillera Central mountain range in Northern Luzon. Most of the city is built on uneven, hilly terrain and this is reflected in the network of snaking roads that criss-cross the city. he economy of Baguio City is centered on its educational institutions, of which it has in excess of seven colleges and universities as well as a plethora of trade and technical schools. Estimates are that these schools comprise at least one hundred thousand students. Another key source of income for Baguio is its character as the commercial hub in the province of Benguet. Many of the agricultural and mining goods produced in Benguet go to Baguio City for processing and central distribution.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Social Networking

Social networking is one of the most active web-based activities in the Philippines, with Filipinos being declared as the most active users on a number of web-based social network sites such as Facebook, Friendster and Multiply. The use of social networking website has become extensive in the Philippines that the country has been tagged as "The Social Networking Capital of the World," and has also become part of Filipino cyberculture. Social networking is also used in the Philippines as a form of election campaign material, as well as tools to aid criminal investigation. The popularity of social networking in the Philippines can be traced in the Filipinos' culture of "friends helping friends." For Filipinos, their friends and who they know can become more valuable than money, especially when what they need can be achieved through nepotism, favoritism, friendship among others. And also facebook dating have become popular with some other Filipinos.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Philippine Eagle

The Philippine Eagle, Pithecophaga jefferyi, also known as the Great Philippine Eagle or Monkey-eating Eagle, is among the tallest, rarest, largest and most powerful birds in the world. A bird of prey belonging to the family Accipitridae, it is also known as "Haribon" or "Haring Ibon," which means "Bird King". Its local name is banog. A recent study of the Philippine Eagle's DNA suggests that the bird has a unique evolutionary history. Its genetic sequence differs from those of other large eagles. The Philippine Eagle's nape is adorned with long brown feathers that form a shaggy crest. These feathers give it the appearance of possessing a lion's mane, which in turn resembles the mythical gryphon. The eagle has a dark face and a creamy-brown nape and crown. The back of the Philippine Eagle is dark brown, while the underside and underwings are white. The heavy legs are yellow with large, powerful dark claws, and the prominent large, high-arched, deep bill is a bluish-gray. The eagle's eyes are blue-gray. Juveniles are similar to adults except that their upperpart feathers have pale fringes. The Philippine Eagle is endemic to the Philippines and can be found on four major islands: eastern Luzon, Samar, Leyte and Mindanao. The largest number of eagles reside on Mindanao, with between 82 and 233 breeding pairs. Only six pairs are found on Samar, two on Leyte, and a few on Luzon. It can be found in Northern Sierra Madre National Park on Luzon and Mount Apo and Mount Kitanglad National Parks on Mindanao. This eagle was initially known as the Monkey-eating Eagle because it was believed to only feed on monkeys; this has proved to be inaccurate. The Philippine Eagle's prey varies from island to island as available species vary, especially between Luzon and Mindanao.

Weather Forecast

Southern Luzon, Visayas and Eastern Mindanao will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms becoming widespread rains over Bicol region and Eastern Visayas which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to at times cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Northeast will prevail over Extreme Northern Luzon and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the Southeast and East will prevail with slight to moderate seas. That’s the current weather forecast in the Philippines compare to other country like Arizona, I guess the weather here is much better. For more information about the place check out the SFP site and learn more.


Cassava is one of the important source of food, feed and starch among Filipinos. Is known to perform well even under unfavorable growing condition such as drought and poor soils. Though less government support, cassava contributes around 2% of gross value added in agriculture. This crop is endowed with especial capacity to contribute to the development of food security and poverty alleviation in the country. Cassava is the third largest source of carbohydrates for human food in the world, with Africa its largest center of production. The flour made of the roots is called tapioca. Cassava is harvested by hand by raising the lower part of stem and pulling the roots out of the ground, then removing them from the base of the plant . The upper parts of the stems with the leaves are plucked off before harvest. Cassava is propagated by cutting the stem into sections of approximately 15 cm, these being planted prior to the wet season. Traditionally the Cassava root, after maturing, is left in the ground and harvested when needed. This "underground storage practice" has many disadvantages because it makes land unavailable for further cultivation, and the quality of the roots diminishes with storage in the soil and leaves roots unsuitable for many types of processing. Increasing land pressure, population growth, and expansion of area under cultivation resulted in the evolution of storage of dried Cassava chips. Changes in farming systems have affected harvesting and storage patterns and caused farmers to store Cassava in large amounts in storage structures with increasing susceptibility to attack by insects and fungi.

Happy Valentine's Day

In the Philippines, Valentine's Day is called "Araw ng mga Puso" or "Hearts Day". It is usually marked by a steep increase in the prices of flowers. Valentine's Day or Saint Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14 by many people throughout the world. In the West, it is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine's cards, presenting flowers, or offering confectionery. The day was originally a pagan festival that was renamed after two Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. The day is most closely associated with the mutual exchange of love notes in the form of "valentines." Modern Valentine symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten notes have largely given way to mass-produced greeting cards.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Blog portal

Attention to all bloggers here in Philippines and anywhere in the world. I found a blog portals that can help you linked all your blog topics to everyone who are interested. Just visit, offers FREE hosting of community aggregators. Their blog portal is a customizable website that features blogs typically authored by like-minded bloggers – a blogging community. Such aggregators provide easy access to blogs about a specific topic. Successful aggregators are also a major source of blog traffic that all bloggers need for their pages. To make your own community aggregator check out my own aggregator that I have made for my blog page is titled only in the Philippines. Anyone who is on my blogrolls or to those who are checking my page you can link my to aggregator page so you can follow all my topics. You can also submit your own blog to only in the Philippines aggregator by using the link “add my blog”. What you waiting for? Join now and have a customizable aggregator that will help you gain more traffics on your page. The entry clicks made through the aggregator page or through widgets count toward entry popularity. Popular entries propagate through to the home page. There are a couple successful community aggregators already that are hosted by

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Adobo is the name of a common and very popular cooking process in the Philippines; indeed it is considered a national group of dishes. The usual method in preparing adobo in these countries uses pork and spices, especially red peppers.Typically, pork or chicken, or a combination of both, is slowly cooked in soy sauce, vinegar, crushed garlic, bay leaf, and black peppercorns, and often browned in the oven or pan-fried afterward to get the desirable crisped edges. This dish originates from the northern region of the Philippines. It is commonly packed for Filipino mountaineers and travelers. Its relatively long shelf-life is due to one of its primary ingredients, vinegar, which inhibits the growth of bacteria. The standard accompaniment to adobo is white rice. Outside the home-cooked dish, the essence of adobo has been developed commercially and adapted to other foods. A number of successful local Philippine snack products usually mark their items "Adobo-flavored." This assortment includes, but is not limited to nuts, chips, noodle soups, and corn crackers.


Lanzones or lansones are a great favorite with the Filipinos. Lansones is planted for its desirable fruit in Luzon, particularly in Quezon and Laguna Provinces, and occurs wild in Mindanao and Basilan. The fruit is whitish-yellow and occurs in bunches which resemble those of grapes, except that they occur on a single stem instead of a branched stem. The outer skin is fairly thin but is tough and contains a milky juice, which exudes abundantly. This juice deters many foreigners from eating lanzones. If the fruit is peeled, then iced, and eaten within a reasonable time, its flavor is not impaired. The edible part of the fruit is a translucent pulp, which occurs in five sections, one of which usually contains a well-developed seed. The pulp is succulent and delicious, and may be preserved in syrup or candied. The fruit skins are often dried and, when burned, give an aromatic smell, which drives away mosquitoes and makes a pleasant inhalant in a sick room. The seeds are very bitter. The tree grows from 4 to 15 meters in height. The leaves are alternate, 20 to 40 centimeters long, with 5 to 7 leaflets, which are oblong or elliptic-oblong, 7 to 18 centimeters in length, and pointed at both ends. The flowers are small, yellow, and borne on spikes, which are solitary or fascicled on the trunk and larger branches. The fruit is hairy, oblong-ovate or ellipsoid, 3 to 5 centimeters long, and contains seeds, which are surrounded by pulp (arillus). One or two seeds usually develop and the rest abort.


A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in treating conditions that affect the skin, hair, and nails. After earning a medical degree and completing an internship, a dermatologist receives three more years of specialty medical training, becoming an expert dedicated to skin, hair and nails. Many dermatologists have general practices and see patients with all types of skin concerns. Some dermatologists gain additional training and expertise in a specific area of dermatology, such as pediatrics, surgery, or cosmetics. They may go on to have a practice that specializes in one of these areas. For professionals like them, Aesthetic VideoSource is very helpful. It produces and distributes detailed, comprehensive continuing medical education DVDs, so professionals can properly perform the procedures shown, like the laser hair removal techniques. Aesthetic VideoSource is the forerunner in educational media distribution, with award-winning DVDs and an always-expanding list of offerings.


The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) is a professional basketball league in the Philippines founded in 1975. It is the first and the oldest professional basketball league in Asia and the second oldest in the world after the National Basketball Association of the United States. The league's rules are a hybrid of FIBA's and the NBA's rules. From 1975-2003, a season was usually composed of three conferences (tournaments). From the 1993 season, the conferences were named All Filipino, Commissioner's and Governors Cups, usually ending in a best-of-7 Finals series match wherein the winner takes the Conference Cup. If the same team wins all of the conferences, the team is said to be the "Grand Slam" champion. A draft was held on January.
In 2004, then-commissioner Noli Eala introduced drastic changes to the season calendar. He reduced the number of conferences from three to two and changed the start of the season from February to October, so that the league can accommodate international tournaments that were frequently held from June to September. Another reason for the change in schedule was the popularity of college hoops, the NCAA and the UAAP, whose basketball season runs from June to October each year. The first tournament is the Philippine Cup, which is held from October to February the following year, where only locals are allowed to play. The second tournament is the Fiesta Conference, held from March to July, teams are allowed to field one foreign player called an "import". The Philippine Cup is identical to the All-Filipino Conference of the previous seasons. The rookie draft is now usually held every August.

Bukidnon Province

Bukidnon is a landlocked province of the Philippines located in the Northern Mindanao region. Its capital is Malaybalay City. The province is considered by Filipinos to be the food basket of Mindanao because it is the major producer of rice and corn in the region. Plantations in the province also produce pineapples, bananas and sugarcane. To get to Bukidnon, one must travel by land from Cagayan de Oro City in Misamis Oriental Province. Bukidnon is generally characterized as an extensive plateau but the southern and eastern boundaries are mountainous area. The province's average elevation is 915 meters above sea level. The slope gradient peaks at 2, 938 meters with Mt. Kitanglad, an extinct volcano occupying the central portion. Two types of climate prevail between the northern and southern sections of Bukidnon, The northern part is classified as belonging to Type III, that is, there is no pronounced rain period but relatively dry during the months of November to May. In the southern portion of the province, the climate is classified as Type IV with no dry season. The climate is relatively cool and humid throughout the year.

auto insurance

Insurance touches all our lives in a multitude of ways. It is an essential element in our present day life, securing our standards of living and the stability of our families, as well as our property rights. Any risk that can be quantified can potentially be insured. Specific kinds of risk that may give rise to claims are known as "perils". An insurance policy will set out in detail which perils are covered by the policy and which is not. A single policy may cover risks in one or more of the categories; for example the auto insurance protects you against financial loss if you have an accident. It is a contract between you and the insurance company. You agree to pay the premium and the insurance company agrees to pay your losses as defined in your policy. Auto insurance provides property, liability and medical coverage.

Philippines Pac-man

Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao was born December 17, 1978, known as Manny "Pac-Man" Pacquiao is a professional Filipino boxer. Pacquiao was born in Kibawe, Bukidnon, Mindanao and currently resides in his home town General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines. He is married to Jinkee Pacquiao and they have four children. Pacquiao started his professional boxing career at the age of 16 at 106 lbs (light flyweight). He is currently the WBC Lightweight Champion. He is the former WBC super featherweight world champion, IBF super bantamweight world champion, and WBC flyweight world champion. He has also held the Ring Magazine titles for featherweight and super featherweight. For his achievements, he became the first Filipino boxer to win four world titles in four different weight divisions. He is currently rated by the Ring Magazine as the #1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world.


The guava fruit is green on the outside and almost white in the inside. There are some small seeds in it, which can be eaten. The fruit can be compared with a common pear. The taste is very light sweet. In the Philippines it is also known as "bayabas" and is common in backyards. Guava is rich in vitamin C. It is a wonderful natural remedy for diarrhea - safe enough even for young children. For infants and children under the age of 2, just a cup daily of guava fruit juice is helpful for diarrhea. For older children and adults, a cup once or twice daily of a leaf decoction is the tropical herbal medicine standard. Guava fruit is still enjoyed as a sweet treat by indigenous peoples throughout the rainforest, and the leaves and bark of the guava tree have a long history of medicinal uses that are still employed today.

Monday, February 9, 2009

your eyes

Even if you're lucky enough to have perfect 20/20 vision, taking care of your eyes and protecting them against injury or infection is important to keeping your peepers perfect. One of the best things you can do for your baby blues (or greens, or browns, or hazels, or black or whatever color your eyes are) is to have them checked by your doctor whenever you have a physical examination. After your eye exam, ask for a copy of your prescription so you can buy your eyeglasses or contacts lenses from any supplier you choose. Most of the prices vary widely on frames, so look at a local retail store for a style you like and then price it at various outlets — including your doctor’s shop, Internet sites, chains and wholesale clubs. You can also read from magazine like The New York Times, they just write about the that offers very affordable lenses, for as little as $18. I checked Zenni Optical site and I found a very nice frame that I’m sure you will like it too. It is an acetate frame cost only $29.95, is very affordable for that very nice design. To those you are in need for their own new frames that will fit your fashion taste, just check out for a convenient and cheaper shopping.

Friday, February 6, 2009


Durian is another kind of tropical fruit in the Philippines and is one of my favorite. It is distinctive for its large size, unique odor, and formidable thorn-covered husk. The edible flesh emits a distinctive odour, strong and penetrating even when the husk is intact. Regarded by some as fragrant, others as overpowering and offensive, the smell evokes reactions from deep appreciation to intense disgust. The Davao region has been known as the durian capital of the Philippines. The region has, in fact, become synonymous with the durian fruit which many consider to possess such a savory taste the eater can afford to disregard how it smells.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Rainy season like this, we crave for something to eat while we are just here inside the house doing nothing. My sister was telling me that we will make Biko today for we have glutinous rice that mother bought the other day, but we haven’t prepared coconut to be used for it and it was already raining. So we just took a nap and will make Biko maybe in the next day. What is Biko? It is a cake made from glutinous rice cooked in sweetened coconut milk and topped with latik (curdled coconut cream), but some just make it plain with no toppings. Biko is usually served during birthday parties, fiestas, Christmas, New Year and other celebrated events in the Philippines.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Dried Mango

If you are looking for something sweet and healthy food as well while you are here in the Philippines, then you might try Cebu's dried mangoes. It is the best tasting dried mangoes in the country, if not in the world. Though there are a lots of mangoes from other part of the country but Cebu City has the reputation for have fresh and sweet mangoes. The tasty, nutritious and convenient dried mangoes have become a huge hit and a standard food pasalubong (gift) to take to friends and relatives in the West.


Anywhere in the Philippines you can find very good lawyers that can help you recover legally in any problem like accidents or injuries. But not only this country has this kind of legal help, the Temecula Personal Injury Lawyer in California also has experienced lawyer that have successfully won many cases and offers you free consultation.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Philippine Money

The currency of the Philippines is the Philippine peso or in tagalog it's piso. It is subdivided into 100 centavos (centimo). Before 1967, the language used on the banknotes and coins was English and so "peso" was the name used. The language was then changed to Pilipino (the name of the Filipino language then) and so the currency as written on the banknotes and coins is piso. Current are coins of 5, 10, and 25 centavos and 1, 5 and 10 pesos, and bank notes of 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 pesos. The 5 peso note is no longer printed, but still legal tender.

Philippine Problem

Alcoholism is also known as alcohol dependence, is a disease that includes alcohol craving and continued drinking despite of repeated alcohol-related problems. In Philippines this is one of the problems in many Filipino people, even though we are now in economic crisis, they are still on their drinking habit, aside from some drug addicts. There are rehabilitation and detoxification centers that will help your alcoholism and heroin detox to be done right in their very comfortable home with their staff.