Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Korina accepts Pimentel apology on "insertions" issue

Veteran broadcaster now a loving wife to Senator Mar Roxas, Korina Sanchez-Roxas just accepted the apology of Senator Nene Pimentel on the “insertions” issue. I got to watch the said moment and I felt sad and bad about it. First of course as a woman I felt bad on such sex joke on women being done on a national telecast. I hope Senator Pimentel realized that he disgraced and disrespected not only Korina and other women but moreover his mother. There is this sad feeling because they are being called “Honorable” and as such they must act as one to set good examples to future leaders of this country.

E-VAT exemptions for senior citizens

Good news to our grandmothers and grandfathers! Congress just passed the bill exempting Senior Citizens from 12% VAT. Upon PGMA’s signing of this law, estimated before Valentine’s Day, senior citizens will now get to enjoy a full 20% discount from their different purchases like food, clothing, medicines, etc. I am just kind of sad because this kind of law should have been passed and signed long ago and no need to wait for an election. Well as they said, “Better late than never.” Ugh!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Paano Na Kaya movie

PAANO NA KAYA” hits theaters nationwide today, January 27. Lead casts Kim Chiu will play the role of “Mae” who is a Chinese girl and best friend to “Bogs” played by Gerald Anderson. The song “Paano Na Kaya” sung by PDA’s runner up Bugoy match up the story of two best friends in the movie who fell in love with each other at the end of the movie. This is the first movie of Star Cinema for 2010 and for sure KIMERALDs will not miss it.

Vertical Blogger: Write & Earn

I just knew recently another site where blogger can monetize their blog thru a dear friend at Shared Review. VERTICAL BLOGGER is another suggestion tool for advertising where bloggers can write articles and post it on their personal blogs. You can be paid thru PAYPAL every first 10 days of the month and there’s no minimum for payments. Check them out now because they are preparing to blast off early February.

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Bronze statue of Cory Aquino

Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim and Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino (Aquino’s son) led the unveiling of the 15-foot monument of the late Philippine President and democracy icon Corazon Aquino. The statue located on Padre Burgos Drive corner Roxas Boulevard commemorates the 77th birthday of the former president. The monument was done by sculptor Eduardo Castrillo where Cory flashing the “L” Laban sign on her right hand while holding the 1987 Constitution with her left.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Speech of Sen. Noynoy Aquino @ the Makati Business Club

Keynote speech delivered by Sen. Benigno S. Aquino III, January 21, 2010 on the general membership meeting of the Makati Business Club at the Manila Peninsula’s Rigodon Ballroom.

Officers and members of the Makati Business Club, Your Excellencies of the diplomatic corps, ladies and gentlemen, my friends and countrymen. Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to address you.
I trust your asking me first is not based on alphabetical order, or based on age, but perhaps, based on who you think will most likely win the coming election.

As managers, you recognize that one of the necessary skills of an effective manager is time management. Is it possible that you have invited me to determine if there is still a necessity to spend time with the others? Baka naman inuna niyo ako upang malaman kung sapat na ako at hindi na kailangang pansinin yung iba?

I think we are all aware of the problems facing our country. We share the same statistics. We probably even share the same conclusions about the need for better governance. To rehash all of these problems at this forum would be a waste of your time.

But what we have now is an opportunity for you to get to know me, to find out the advocacies that I champion, the perspective and philosophies I bring to the equation and some of my proposed solutions to give an insight into my inner persona.

Levity aside, the political exercise that we will engage in this May is a crucial one. It will be, as it is for every fledgling democracy, a test of the strength of our political institutions.

The peaceful transition of power has become a symbol of political maturity across the world, with many still failing to achieve the credibility that is the cornerstone of a genuine political mandate.

With the electoral scandals that have stalled our democratic progress as of late, it is not a test that we can afford to fail.
View the complete transcript here.

Summer @ Splash Island Resort

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Summer season is months away and probably others out there are already planning what to do or where to go this 2010 summer. Before the big day for the Filipino people, 2010 Elections, we can take a splash and enjoy a day of aqua thrills and adventure.

Splash Island located at Southwoods Ecocentrum in Biñan, Laguna has world class facilities that features big slides, fun rides and attractions. Although food and drinks are not allowed inside no need to worry because there are various concessionares inside from local to foreign food. The entrance fee includes the cottage already, lockers available and lifeguards are everywhere. thumbs up

Don’t forget to check SPLASH ISLAND’S MEMBERSHIP CARD PROMO and enjoy the privileges of becoming one. See you at SPLASH ISLAND! winking

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

COMELEC: PGMA & ERAP free to run

The Commission on Election (COMELEC) already ruled over the petitions seeking to disqualify President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to run for Congress in Pampanga and for former President Erap Estrada for Presidential bid. The COMELEC’s rulings will allow both presidents to run for the above-mentioned seats pending ruling by the Supreme Court (SC) on the same petitions.

In connection with the ruling over PGMA, lawyer Ely Pamatong was charged in contempt and ordered him detained at the Manila City Jail for at least 10 days as cited by COMELEC Commissioner Nicodemo Ferrer. He accused the COMELEC 2nd Division as thieves and that he has no respect and trust on them.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Press Sec. Cerge Remonde dead

As I was talking to hubby about a certain project, he told me that there’s report that Press Sec. Cerge (Serge) Remonde was dead. He was found unconscious in his bathroom according to Presidential Deputy Spokesman Gary Olivar. Bubut Velasco, head executive assistant of OPS confirms that Sec. Remonde was being revived at the Makati Medical Center.

AS OF 11.51 FROM TWITTER, RT @ANCALERTS Press Sec. Remonde declared dead at Makati Med as of 11:51AM

Remonde dies after heart attack
Schedule of wake and interment

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo airs today

One of ABS-CBN’s biggest television shows this 2010 is “Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo” which is set to air today, January 18. It brings back the popular trio of Coco Martin, Gerald Anderson and Kim Chiu after their very successful “Tayong Dalawa.” The cast also includes Gabby Concepcion, Albert Martinez, Gina Pareño, Jacklyn Jose, Maricar Reyes, and the controversial Ms. Kris Aquino with her son Baby James Yap.

Jayson Aguilar Ivler arrested

The suspect in the killing of a Palace official’s son last November 18, JASON AGUILAR IVLER, was arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in his house at No. 23 Hillside Drive Blue Ridge A Subdivision at around 6am. Ivler exchanged gunfire with the agents leaving him injured as well as two NBI operatives.

Marlene, mother of suspect, could face charges in hiding her son. She tried before to appeal to her son to surrender himself and even claimed that he received an email from his son saying he’s already in the US.

Rest of the story here.

James & Kris Yap over Mayen Austria

Another headline for James Yap and Kris Aquino, it is Mayen Austria now after Hope Centeno. Kris displeasure over Mayen’s gestures of calling her husband about her personal problems made Kris went to Austria’s house. News broke out telling different stories about the conversation or confrontation.

My personal note on this is that let James and Kris settle what they need to settle. In the course of that let us give them space and privacy because being both celebrities they also have a marriage to work on and a family to keep. This must be tough for them coz issues like that are hard to confront in public. Let us pray for them and wish for the best.

Latest update on the issue here.

How Wheat Works: The program that gives back

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Wheat Food Council. All opinions are 100% mine.

As a mom, I am concerned with the food my kids are eating. I want to give them food that will help them grow physically and mentally healthy. Both my kids are schooling so at times they are too moody and choosy with the food they see on the table. But I’m glad they both like to eat cereals as breakfast in the morning and as snacks in the afternoon. Every day they get carbohydrates, iron and vitamins from these cereals to keep them strong and healthy.

I know many of us are familiar with the different applications or games at Facebook. On the other hand, there is an interactive, online multimedia program that gives farm-to-fork educational and informative play about wheat. They call it How Wheat Works. In here, every player of all ages can virtually grow, harvest and mill their kernels to create their desired wheat food. The four phases of this play consists of growth, harvest, milling/baking and the grocer’s aisle. You can also select the type of wheat to be grown, wheat flour to be milled and even allow players to learn preparing recipes with wheat-based.

The Wheat Foods Council is the institution that teaches the nutrition about whole or grain food and the importance of this to balance diet. By the way! For every participant of “How Wheat Works,” the council will donate two pounds of flour, and up to 90,000 pounds, to Operation Homefront. It is a non-profit institution that provides assistance to needy U.S. troops and their love ones. Such donation will be made by ADM and ConAgra, two of world’s largest millers. Check out for their campaign awareness about whole or enriched grain food nutrition and our informed food choices.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Brangelina donates $1million to Haiti

In connection with the recent horrific earthquake that devastated Haiti, the famous and always controversial couple BRANGELINA, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, donates $1million for the emergency medical operations in Haiti. Said funds coming from the Jolie-Pitt Foundation will be donated to Doctors without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres whose three hospitals in Port-au-Prince were severely damaged.

May those fortunate people out there follow the good deed of this couple and for others who cannot donate prayer is the best we could offer.

Tanging Yaman

ABS-CBN opens 2010 with a new teleserye “Tanging Yaman.” The show started last January 11 right before TV Patrol World. I got to see the show for several days already and I could say it’s interesting and timely. I hope politicians watch this teleserye to see what a public servant must be in the role of Rowell Santiago who portrayed the role of a fireman turned President and NOT the role of Leo Martinez as Congressman Solomon Buenavista.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Simon Cowell exit on American Idol

Will you still watch AMERICAN IDOL minus Simon Cowell from the judges’ table??? Simon Cowell’s sarcasm wit is one reason why people are very fanatic of Idol. He will bring X Factor to the United States in 2011 and Cowell cannot deal with both shows at once. The X Factor is almost identical to Idol, except that groups are allowed to enter the singing competition and there's no age limit on contestants.

After Paula Abdul’s exit is Simon Cowell. I’m pretty sure the show will continue to be on the top with the commitment coming from the new and old judges.

The Event: Pacquiao vs. Clottey

The January 19 press conference at the Dallas Staduim will be the official kick-off for the fight of Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey on March 13 is called “The Event.” This will be the fight after Mayweather-Pacquiao bout was failed due to drug test request (alibi?) from Mayweather’s camp and before the 2010 Elections where Pacquiao will be running for Congress at Saranggani province.

Pacquiao-Clottey presscon set in Dallas on Jan 19

7.0 Haiti quake

The horrific Haiti quake shocked the world as over 100,000 of people feared to be dead. A massive 7.0 earthquake stroke Haiti last Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) causing schools, offices, hospitals and other buildings to collapse leaving dead trapped from the ruins. The massive destruction in the city of Port-au-Prince resulted from immediate action from across the globe to provide help in searching for the survivors of the quake, as well as medicines and food.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Showtime 20-day preventive suspension

A popular talent show of ABS-CBN, Showtime, was slapped with a 20-day preventive suspension by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB). It is in connection with one of the program’s judges Rosanna Roces after throwing foul comments at school teachers in its January 7 live show and even describing them as repeaters.

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Birthday party with myJones soda

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Jones Soda. All opinions are 100% mine.

After the holidays, come the birthday of one of my brothers-in-law on the 27th of January. He used to work in a known drugstore here in the Philippines for more than a decade already. It’s always been celebrated with some of his friends at home and together with the family we usually grace the occasion with some food and drinks.

Hubby and I are thinking of what can we give to him for this birthday and thanks to the World Wide Web that we can browse on possible stuff. One of the items we are taking into consideration is the Jones Soda. Of course when there’s a birthday celebration there’s a party and when there’s a party it goes with plenty of drinks. What is good is that we can personalize the picture in the bottle of this myJones custom soda so it will perfectly match the occasion. I preferred this “Root Beer Jones Pure Cane Soda” for the occasion. I can have his picture on the bottle and tag it “Hapi-Beer-Day” soda. I think this will be perfect not just to have something to drink as time passes by but it can also serve as the souvenir to all the guests.

I am pretty sure you have your own occasions to deal with. Try visiting myJones store and find out what they can offer you to grace the occasion. You can even personalize it and have it as a souvenir for the occasion at a very reasonable price.

Enjoy every occasion with myJones store.

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1-ABAA renewable marriage

I really find it ridiculous especially when people supposedly there to protect and nurture the basic unit of the community will propose something that will tear and break it apart. Do you just want publicity for your group or you are serious about it? Well whatever it is your group is totally damned and sick.

I am a woman too but such proposal is really baseless and inconsiderate. A family comprises of the father, mother and the kids. If you are concern about those annulment cases piling up in the court then you must be more concern of numerous kids that will have broken families.
Isa-Ako Babaeng Astig Aasenso (1-ABAA) members and leaders must be sane enough to stop proposing a renewable marriage because such is a sacred promise and vow with the Lord that no man can break apart.

You give me an idea on how senseless and destructive your proposals might be and thanks to that you will not be in my list for sure.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Romeo's Spice & Steaks in Antipolo

The family got to visit hubby’s transmitter in Antipolo sometime last December. We brought some fruits for his on-duty technicians and had some chat with them while the kids busy playing with the computer. After such visit the family had the dinner in one of the overlooking restaurants of the city, Romeo’s Spice & Steaks.

The place was indeed cozy and the prices are bit high but hey it is not bad to go on some spending especially on food. We ordered for a bowl of “Bulalo” which is my daughter’s favorite, a plate of “chicharong bulaklak” and a piece of their best seller, Jalapeño Tenderloin Steak.

I really enjoy the time when the family goes out and dine somewhere else. It is where everybody just got to sit down, eat and enjoy the place. I am not fond of gadgets, jewelries and clothes but when it comes to food I must admit I am a big spender.

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