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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 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 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.


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.


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. 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 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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.