Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Be Careful!



BE CAREFUL! When 2010 Miss Universe 4th Runner Up Maria Venus Bayonito Raj made her courtesy call to President Noynoy Aquino, the president told her to be careful now that she’s a public figure. Also, a message of gratitude from the president for giving positive news amidst the different negative ones arising from the recent Quirino Grandstand hostage crisis. Raj, wearing a modern Filipiniana terno, was accompanied by her mother, Ester Payoniyo, Binibining Pilipinas Charities Head Stella Marquez-Araneta and Uniprom Director for Entertainment Sienna Maris Olaso.

Monday, August 30, 2010

777 Media Forum Inter-Media Paintball Tournament




ATTENTION COLLEAGUES IN MEDIA

" DON'T BE THE NEXT VICTIM.......SHOOT BACK"

Join the biggest media event of the year, 777 MEDIA FORUM INTER-MEDIA PAINTBALL TOURNAMENT.

The said tournament is open to all legitimate working journalists in the Philippines. Prepare your 8 man team, 5 to play. Feel the adrenalin rush, play paintball and experience the feeling of being shot and shooting back. Get killed but you learn and tell stories how you survived.
777 MEDIA FORUM INTER-MEDIA PAINTBALL TOURNAMENT, NOVEMBER 20, 2010, SATURDAY @ 7:30 AM @ GLOBAL GUTZ PAINTBALL FIELD, CCP COMPLEX, PASAY CITY
Interested parties can send their list to the following email adds: raoul_pat45@yahoo.com.ph OR denvertrinidad@yahoo.com or inquire thru cellphone numbers 09278570493 and 09175555434.

HURRY SLOT IS LIMITED. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE.

Monday, August 23, 2010

2010 Miss Universe is Miss Mexico



MISS MEXICO is Miss Universe 2010. Miss Jimena Navarrete of Guadalajara stands out among the 83 beautiful women. Our very own Miss Philippines Venus Raj is 4th runner up.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Bb. Pilipinas Melody Gersbach & 2 others killed in car crash


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Reigning Binibining Pilipinas Melody Gersbach, her driver and manager died on the spot after their Innova car collided head-on with a Guevarra bus at Barangay Pawili in Bula town at past 11 a.m. Saturday, according to a report aired over Bombo Radyo. They were heading to Naga City in Camarines Sur for a local beauty pageant when the fatal accident happened.

Friday, August 20, 2010

2010 Miss Universe National Costume


When I saw on TV the different national costumes of the 2010 Miss Universe candidates I can't wait to search the net and check on it. Amazing! Most are really gorgeous, some are simple and some are unidentified. Above are my favorites among the pictures I saw on the net. Good luck Miss Philippines!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Justin @ 1

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I am sorting the files of all our pictures in the hard disc when I encountered this batch of pictures during my son Justin's 1st birthday celebration at then Max's Restaurant in San Mateo. Time really flies and after 5 years he is now tall, still handsome, naughty and wacky but still sweet and charming. I used PIZAP to edit the pictures.

Slice N' Dice @ Montalban Town Center






The family is so happy when our municipality opens our very own “Montalban Town Center.” It might not be as big as a mall but we do appreciate having a place where the locals can stroll, shop, dine in and enjoy. One of the restaurants we tried is the Slice N’ Dice that offers grilled steak for less. The family tried Steak ala Pobre, Garlick Pork Tenderloin, Creamy Dory Fillet and Porkloin Steak Rice. The food is great and if you are interested to get a franchise of it click here.

PIZAP: Free online photo editor



I was browsing my Facebook profile when a photo of a friend caught my attention. It’s not the photo actually but the presentation so I checked on the website of the photo editor. PIZAP is a free online photo editor where you can edit your pictures in easy steps and no need for you to sign up. I am not a techie guy but I find the editing very easy.

Happy birthday Ate Ballsy Aquino-Cruz!!!



Happy birthday Ate Ballsy! May you have good health and more birthdays to come! Your parents, sisters and President Noynoy is so lucky to have you. I admire you for being so always calm, composed and dignified in your words and actions. I love the way you support President Noynoy with his works and the simplicity of your family. More blessings to come.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Alleged cop torture caught on cellphone video



This is such a very disturbing video showing how a criminal is being tortured by a police officer in Asuncion, Tondo Manila. Of course their doings are bad but I guess such treatment is so absurd for whether alleged or convicted criminals. I just hope that the media will follow through the developments of this issue and that the PNP will do the necessary action to discipline their men.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Global Gutz Philippine Paintball Team is set to fire

The Global Gutz Philippine Paintball Team is all set and prepared to compete in the International Paintball Championship 2010 @ Clark, Pampanga this coming August 19 – 22. Good luck Team Philippines! Photo by teammate Raoul "Forty 5" Esperas.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Singer Kitchie Nadal is back




Singer and Songwriter Kitchie Nadal is back! Fresh from New York after a long absence in the local music scene, Kitchie toured around Europe, Canada and US in the last two years. She explored the music scene in each of the continents she visited and collaborated with American musicians to create new sounds. Kitchie recorded new songs in the U.S., which will be scheduled for release within the year. She is ready to launch her 3rd album under a new multinational label. This will be a fresh, new sound, under a new record label and a new management.

Kitchie became a phenomenon in 2003 when she made the hits, “Wag Na Wag Mong Sasabihin”, “Bulong”, and “Same Ground”. Her self-titled debut album, “Kitchie Nadal”, went double platinum selling more than 100,000 units. She was also awarded 18th Awit Award as Best Performance by a Female artist and Best Ballad for the song “Wag Na Wag Mong Sasabihin and Nickolodeon Kids Choice Award 2005 to name a few. Kitchie is now back with 12 Stone Records management, headed by Tommy Tanchanco.

Kitchie arrived on board a Japan airlines flight from Japan.

2010 Mrs. Universe Pageant



Mrs. Philippines Universe contestant Maria Muriel Moral prior her departure on board china airlines flight CI 704 bound for Vinlus, Lithunia to compete as Philippine's representative to "2010 Mrs. Universe Pageant."

Monday, August 9, 2010

Philippines to host International Paintball Championship



Philippines will host the INTERNATIONAL PAINTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP to be held at STOTSENBERG GROUNDS at CLARK, PAMPANGA on August 19-22. UNITED PAINTBALLERS OF THE PHILIPPINES, organizer of the 4 day competition, said that players from different countries have confirmed their intention to join the INTERNATIONAL PAINTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP.

Unknown to many, TEAM PHILIPPINES have won several international paintball competitions abroad and earned the points to host this prestigious event. UNITED PAINTBALLERS OF THE PHILIPPINES expect to showcase the tourism aspect of our country and to share our culture and hospitality to visiting tourists. More than 500 players including other guests are expected to join the tournament wherein Filipinos excel in displaying their skills in proficiency, speed, sportsmanship and camaraderie.

Major sponsor GLOBAL GUTZ PHILIPPINES, pioneer in paintball events and world champion, GLOBAL GUTZ TEAM PHILIPPINES will be fielding players for this event. GLOBAL GUTZ is also the operator of SPLASH ISLAND, the biggest water adventure park in the Philippines situated at BiƱan, Laguna.

Department of Tourism and local executives of Clark, Pampanga expressed its support to this event. Interested parties can send email at maryannsaquing@yahoo.com or visit the website of the UNITED PAINTBALLERS OF THE PHILIPPINES.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Basmati Rice by Reynoso-Gala family



I never tried Basmati rice for the family but the Reynoso-Gala family of Pampanga gave me an idea to cook this special rice with a twist. They made their own version of cooking Basmati rice by adding pandan leaves, estrellas or star anise and coconut milk to bring out that rich Filipino flavor. “Bas” in Hindi language means “aroma” and “Mati” means “full of”; hence, the word “Basmati” means “full of aroma.”

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Bahay Pangarap pictures after renovations







Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wanted: Gasoline station boys & grocery staff in Dubai

A company based in Dubai, EMIRATES PETROLEUM PRODUCTS COMPANY or EPPCO, is in need of Filipino workers who are high school graduates or those who have not finished college. The company has 170 gasoline stations in the United Arab Emirates and 1,373 of their 4,000 employees are Filipinos. They need 700 Pinoy workers who will be assigned as gasoline station attendants and staff of a convenient store in Dubai.

Representatives of the company will start the recruitment in Metro Manila and Cebu on August 15. Potential applicants must be hard working, can speak English and know how to get along with customers. The employer prefers applicants who are between 20 to 28 years old and must have a one-year experience for the position they are applying for.

The CDK International Manpower Recruitment Agency located at the Midland Plaza Hotel in Ermita, Manila will receive the papers of interested applicants. The applicants will shoulder an estimated P5,000 for documentation, medical and other fees before they fly to Dubai. The workers need not pay placement and visa fees and their travel expenses will be shouldered by the company. Once there, the workers are provided with free accommodation and transport service.

Meanwhile, the recruitment firm said there are other jobs like party hosts, balloon decorators, teachers, hair dressers and technicians, waiting for Filipinos between 29-35 years of age.

President Noynoy's first paycheck



President Noynoy Aquino just received his first paycheck for the month of July last Monday, August 2, as the president of the country amounting to 63,002.17 pesos. It is his net income following the mandatory salary deductions.

This is the first time for me to see a president showing his paycheck in public. To think that the job of a president is really a tough one, demanding and stressful, there are really few good people who want to show that even in this time there are still trustworthy public servants who can still live by example.

I just wish you Mr. President all the best and luck in this world that you will someday fulfill all the good things and changes you want for our country with the help of the Filipino people.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Registration for Barangay & Sangguniang Kabataan elections

The registration of voters for the barangay elections to be held on October 25 will be from August 4 to 13, 8am to 7pm, at the offices of Comelec election officers nationwide. Below are the following activities in Comelec offices during the registration period:

• Registration of new voters
• Reactivation of registration
• Transfer of registration
• Correction of entries or change of name
• Inclusion of registration records
• Reinstatement of name in the List of Voters

According to Comelec Resolution No. 9005, any Filipino citizen may register as a voter for the barangay elections, based on the following qualifications:

• At least 18 years of age
• Has resided in the Philippines for at least 1 year, and has been a resident of the place where he/she intends to vote for at least 6 months immediately prior to the elections
• Not otherwise disqualified by the law

"Any person who, on the day of his application for registration, may not have reached the required age or period of residence but who, on October 25, 2010, shall possess such qualifications, may register as a voter," the resolution read.

The registrant should bring to the Comelec office any of the following documents that will prove his/her identity:
• Current employee’s identification (ID) card, with the signature of the employer or authorized representative;
• Postal ID;
• Student’s ID or library card, signed by the school authority;
• Senior Citizen’s ID;
• Driver’s license;
• NBI/PNP clearance;
• Passport;
• SSS/GSIS ID;
• Licenses issued by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC); or
• Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) ID

"In the absence of any of the aforementioned identification documents, the applicant may be identified under oath by any registered voter of the precinct, or by any of his relatives within the fourth civil degree of consanguinity or affinity who are registered voters of the same city/municipality," the resolution stated.

The full rules for the registration procedure for the barangay elections can be found here.

Meanwhile, registration for voters in the Sangguniang Kabataan elections, which will also be held on October 25, will be from August 6 to 15, 2010, from 8 am to 7 pm.

Based on Comelec Resolution 9004, those who are eligible to register to be members of the Katipunan ng Kabataan - the official term for voters for the SK - are those who are:

• At least fifteen (15) but below eighteen (18) years of age on October 25, 2010;
• Actually residing in the barangay for at least six (6) months on election day;
• Not otherwise disqualified by law.

Registrants should bring one of the following documents:
• Certificate of Live Birth;
• Baptismal Certificate;
• School records; or
• Any other document that will establish his identity and other qualifications.

In the absence of the above documents, any person may, under oath, identify the applicant.

The full rules for the registration procedure for the SK polls can be found here.

For registrants for the barangay and SK polls, Community Tax Certificate and certification of barangay official shall not be honored.

For more information, you may call the Comelec Education and Information Department (EID):
525-9295 / 525-9302 / 525-9345 / 525-9296 / 525-9297 / 525-9301 / 525-9335 / 527-5575.


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