Thursday, December 27, 2012

2012 Metro Manila Film Fest (MMFF) winners

Being held in the Meralco Theater, the 2012 MMFF recognized 8 participating film entries in the Mainstream Category, New Wave and Short Film line-ups and here are the partial list of lucky winners:

Best Float: "El Presidente"  /  Youth Choice Award: "El Presidente"  /  Best Child Star: Miguel Vergara, "One More Try"  /  Best Sound: Michael Idioma, "El Presidente"  /  Best Musical Score: Jessie Lazatin, "El Presidente"  /  Best Theme Song: and Jamir Garcia, "El Presidente"  /  Best Make-up: Warren Munar, "El Presidente" by Warren Munar and company  /  Best Special Fffects: "Shake, Rattle & Roll 14: The Invasion"  /  Best Production Design: Brillante Mendoza, "Thy Womb"  /  Best Editing: Vito Kahili, "One More Try"  /  Best Cinematography: Odyssey Flores, "Thy Womb"  /  Best Supporting Actor: Cesar Montano, "El Presidente"  /  Best Supporting Actress: Wilma Doesnt, "Sisterakas"  /  Best Original Story: Henry Burgos, "Thy Womb"  /  Best Screenplay: Anna Ramos, "One More Try"  /  Best Director: Brillante Mendoza, "Thy Womb"  /  3rd Best Picture: "Sisterakas"  /  2nd Best Picture: "El Presidente"  /  Best Picture: "One More Try"  /  Best Actor: Dingdong Dantes, "One More Try"  /  Best Actress: Nora Aunor, "Thy Womb"

New Wave Best Actor: Alan Paule, "Gayak"  /  New Wave Best Actress: Liza Diño, "In Nomine Matris"  /  New Wave Best Director: Tyrone Acierto, "The Grave Bandits"  /  New Wave Best Film: Tyrone Acierto's "The Grave Bandits."  /  New Wave Special Jury: Armando "Bing" Lao's "Ad Ignorantiam"  /  Special Awards Gender Sensitivity Special Award (New Wave): "In Nomine Matris"  /  Gender Sensitivity Special Award (Mainstream): "Thy Womb"  /  Gender Sensitivity Special Award (Shorts): "Manibela"  /   FPJ Memorial Award: "One More Try"  /  Gatpuno Villegas Award: "Thy Womb"

Stars of the Night: Nora Aunor, former President Joseph Estrada  /  SMDC Male Celebrity of the Night: Zanjoe Marudo  /  SMDC Female Celebrity of the Night: Bianca King

CONGRATULATIONS to all the participants of this year's another successful MMFF, most especially to the winners.

Lucky signs in the Year of the Water Snake

Want to know if you are lucky or not so lucky in the Year of the Water Snake?

The Year of the Water Snake will begin on February 10, 2013 on the Chinese Calendar and some Filipinos are already eyeing their lucky items to buy. According to Feng Shui practitioner Dr. Anthony Fugoso, he believes that major advances in science and technology can be expected in the Year of the Water Snake and that IT-related businesses will flourish such as mobile phone companies. He added that media, travel and the arts particularly dance are among the other lucky industries.

The luckiest among the Chinese animal signs in the Year of the Water Snake are the RAT and DOG, while TIGER, OX and HORSE will be more fortunate in terms of wealth. The DRAGON will be lucky in terms of romance and education and the not so lucky animal signs include RABBIT, ROOSTER, SHEEP, MONKEY, PIG and SNAKE. Fugoso said that Feng Shui is only one-third of a person’s luck, which include “heaven luck” or “God-given luck” and “human luck.”

Well I guess whether you are in the lucky side or on the not so lucky side, what is still important is that we live each day in what is good and righteous, giving our best in everything we do and leaving everything to God to do the rest.


Monday, December 24, 2012

Flooring options @ Flooring America

When it comes to flooring options, Brian Barnard’s Flooring America is the right choice. We all aware that when it comes to our flooring needs, there are wide array of products we can choose from like hardwood, carpet, vinyl, tile and laminate. But it is not as easy as we thought of. We need to consider many things like type, quality, price, installations and some minor areas too. That’s where the expertise of people from Barnard’s Flooring America will help you. They are experts trained in flooring sales and designs to help you find the right product that will not only suit your every requirement but match your lifestyle as well.

So let us take a short overview of what flooring products that Barnard’s Flooring America has to offer: CARPET – there are number of reasons why carpet is a great choice for many of the rooms like the fact that it offers a variety of colors, patterns and styles; it absorbs sound; affordable; its insulating properties; non-slip surface; and easy to clean and maintain.
HARDWOOD – it has rich character that never goes out of style, good looking, long lasting and a great investment that increase the value and beauty of home.
TILE – you can create a contemporary look with a classic choice with its timeless beauty and long-wearing durability. There are innovative designs in ceramic, porcelain and stone tile that are as affordable as they are appealing.
VINYL – this type of flooring is available in high-fashion designs made possible through innovative manufacturing techniques. Today, vinyl combines a luxurious appearance and cozy, foot-cushioning resilience to make a truly elegant and comfortable floor covering.
LAMINATE – this line of products smartly balanced durability, good looks and value pricing where you can expand decorating ideas without increasing your budget or sacrificing quality.

Need the perfect floor covering for your home sweet home? Trust no one but the experts from Barnard’s Flooring America because when it comes to flooring options they will give you nothing but the best and they will guide you every step of the way.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

2012 Miss Universe winners

I must admit that between the 2 remaining beauties, Miss USA and Miss PHILIPPINES, vying for the title of 2012 MISS UNIVERSE it’s MISS PHILIPPINES who should get the title. It is not because she is a Filipino but judging how she carried herself during the swimsuit, long gown and most especially in the Q & A portion, she showed she deserved the title.

But in any competition, judges’ decision is always final and we must respect the outcome. Janine gave her best not only for herself but for the country and she landed as 1st runner up. We must all be happy for her as how happy she was with what she achieved.

My heartfelt congratulations to you Janine, you truly are a Miss Universe.

2012 Miss Universe : Miss USA : Ms. Olivia Culpo
1st Runner Up : Miss PHILIPPINES : Ms. Janine Tugonon
2nd Runner Up : Miss VENEZUELA : Ms. Irene Sofia Esser Quintero
3rd Runner Up : Miss AUSTRALIA : Ms. Renae Ayris
4th Runner Up : Miss BRAZIL : Ms. Gabriela Markus

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Cebu Governor Garcia suspended for 6 months

Suspension of Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia emanated from the Office of the President. The 6 months suspension was confirmed by Malacañang and said that it has nothing to do with politics. Secretary Ricky Carandang, from the Presidential Communications Development and Srategic Planning Office (PCDSPO), cleared that the suspension was part of the process involving a case filed against the governor.

Vice Governor Gregorio Sanchez filed a case against the lady governor for allegedly withholding the budget for his office. Governor Garcia was also allegedly did not act on a petition for the contract renewal of 57 employees in the vice-governor’s office.

It was the late DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo who was given order by President Aquino to conduct an investigation but the results of the probe were forwarded to Malacañang only this year.

Roxas confirms Garcia's suspension 
Cebu governor suspended 
Gwen Garcia drops Senate bid 
HDO issued vs Gwen Garcia 
Cebu gov, 6 others face graft raps 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wood Flooring

Wood is commonly used for flooring due to its environmental profile, durability, and restorability. This is a product manufactured from timber like Oak or Walnut that are extremely popular in domestic and commercial usage. Just like any material for flooring, wood flooring materials has wide array in terms of quality, durability, and designs that will surely fit your personal flooring requirements.

Viking Carpet One Floor & Home offers Wood Flooring in Spring, TX. They provide wide selection of woods floors which include quality reclaimed and exotic wood floors. Aside from the range of products they had to offer, they have experienced specialists that will assist every customer every step of the way in the flooring process.

Their knowledgeable flooring specialists offer infinite choices that will help you understand the different qualities and look that will be perfect to suit the interior of your house, and every room in it. They have either solid or engineered wood floors you can choose from to suit not only the interior but also your budget and the installation requirements:

ENGINEERED WOOD FLOORS – It resists splitting, consist of three or more layers, and provide stability.
SOLID WOOD FLOORING – This type is less expensive than engineered wood and can be refinished repeatedly; tongue-and-groove installation produces thickness.

With Viking Carpet One Floor & Home have different selections of wood floors from reputable dealers like Anderson, Southern Traditions, Earthworks, Mannington and Clearance Center. Confused of what floor to choose or maybe need discounts, call 877-614-6605 and they will be happy to answer and assist you in your needs.

Gokongwei & Okada up for Manila Casino project

The Manila Bay Resorts at the Entertainment City will be developed by Tycoon John Gokongwei Jr. partnering with Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada. Under the initial agreement, Robinsons Land will acquire a minority stake in Tiger Resorts, Leisure and Entertainment Inc. and majority stake in Eagle I Land Holdings Inc.

The final agreement is set to conclude on January 31, 2013. The said magnificent resort will have hotels, restaurants, commercial facilities, a budget hotel, residences, Vegas-style water fountain and an enormous indoor pool with real sand beach covered by a huge glass dome.

Okada's company sues Reuters over PH payments reports 
Philippine fixer paid $30-M by Okada's Universal -- sources 
Gov't may cancel Okada's casino license if bribery proven 
Shares in Okada's firm fall to 9-month low as US probes PH 'payments' 
PH payments give US casino regulators new focus in Wynn-Okada feud

House: RH Bill was approved on 2nd reading

With a close vote of 113-104, House Bill 4244 otherwise known as the Reproductive Health (RH) bill was approved in the House of Representatives on the second reading. The votes were tallied past 2 a.m. Thursday. 

Prior to voting pro and anti RH bill flooded in the gate of the House of Representatives to watch the scheduled voting by lawmakers. Initially they voted on the bill via viva voce but later proceeded to nominal voting and representatives were given 3 minutes each to explain their vote.

House passes RH bill on 2nd reading 
House votes on RH bill 
Pacquiao: I vote no to RH bill 
Pro-, anti-RH bill forces troop to Batasan 
Earlier Senate vote on RH bill eyed 
Lawmakers told: Give spirituality space in RH talks 
No compromises on RH bill - CBCP

Friday, December 7, 2012

Flooring America: Experts in flooring sales and design

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Typhoon Pablo aftermath worsen due to illegal mining @ logging

I heard about it over Failon Ngayon program in DZMM and I totally agree with what Mr. Ted Failon commented on this issue.

According to Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo, tragedy always seems to happen whenever the controversial Reproductive Health bill is being discussed in Congress.

I just hope and pray that our bishops will realize the importance of this bill in controlling the population of our country, that the executive and legislative branches of the land were tasked to offer options to the Filipino people notwithstanding their religion. Connecting what recently happened after typhoon Pablo stroke the country and talks on RH Bill are two separate issues. I am a Catholic ever since but I can say that it is the duty of the government to enact laws they think will help solve the problem, and in this specific issues to educate, give options and aid those parents on how they can raise their families the more appropriate means.

Typhoon is a natural occurrence and sometimes the effect is truly unimaginable. But seeing those footages in the news, which is truly heartbreaking, the effects can be blamed to those selfish people (businessmen and politicians) who continuously performed illegal mining and logging.

As a Catholic, I strongly believed that it’s not God intention to hurt his beloved humans just to make us realize something but instances like this are eye-opener to those rude people who are heartless and continuously taken for granted the welfare of their fellow humans.

An act of God? Bishop sees tragedies amid RH talks 
Palace checks bishop's wrath of God talk

Monday, December 3, 2012

House voting on RH Bill?

President Benigno Aquino III asked the members of the lower house to vote on the reproductive health (RH) bill this week and use their conscience in making their decision.

Personally, I believed that our lawmakers must take their stand on this bill because it is part of their obligation to say their piece on a certain issue. Notwithstanding the force of those opposing this bill, the legislative branch must put an end to this despite whatever considerations they have in mind. They must act on this so that people will have a choice and can freely avail of that choice in aid of the government.

PNoy urges House to decide on RH bill ASAP
Bishop fears Palace will use pork for RH bill
CBCP wants nominal voting on RH bill
PNoy wants a vote on RH bill this week - Lagman
Palace: No ouster plot vs JPE over RH bill
New weapon vs RH bill: days of fasting
A merry Christmas for RH bill in Senate?

DOH Asec Tayag danced Gangnam Style

Department of Health (DOH) Assistant Secretary and spokesperson Dr. Eric Tayag strikes again with his dancing prowess for DOH’s campaign against firecrackers. In ABS-CBN’s “Umagang kay Ganda” morning show last December 3, Asec Tayag danced to the tune of South Korean rapper Psy’s hit song “Gangnam style” with matching background dancers for the said campaign.

Watch the video HERE.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Ads Zens as a MLM company

ADS ZENS was included on the list of companies that the SEC said have no license to sell securities and DTI launched an investigation into the activities of this multi-level marketing firm. On the other hand, Ads Zens operation manager Dexter Cortez clarified that the company does not sell securities but products ranging from Brazilian coffee to barley to organic soap to even equipment. He said that the company is recruiting members who can buy their products at a lower price and then re-sell it at a higher price to profit from it. Cortez also claimed that their operation is similar to Avon, Amway or Tupperware which are legitimate multilevel marketing.

Ads Zens says its business is legitimate

Monday, November 26, 2012

US Marine stabbed dead in Bel-Air

GEORGE ANIKOW, a member of the US Mission to the Philippines and spouse of a US Embassy employee, was stabbed by 4 men aboard a Volvo in Makati on November 24. A closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera recorded the incident and Rockwell securities were able to apprehend the 4 suspects namely Juan Alfonso Abastillas, Crispin dela Paz, Galicano Datu III, and Osric Cabrera.

FBI to conduct probe on US Marine's murder 
4 charged with murder of U.S. Marine 
Foreigner stabbed dead in Bel-Air
4 charged for death of US embassy employee’s spouse

Willie Revillame's new show @ TV5

Before Willie Revillame turns 52 on Janurary 27, 2013, a new game show will be born that will replace “Wil Time Bigtime.” Revillame promised bigger prizes, exciting games and an all-new show to his followers, and maybe in a new time slot too. The new format will showcase original segments and games including discovering a star, helping the needy and more. Teasers from Willie excite the fans to this much-awaited show that will surely comes a big hit too.

Willie Revillame Announces New Show

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

AMAN FUTURES officers & agents summoned

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has now summoned the officers and agents involved in the P12-billion Ponzi scheme (AMAN FUTURES) that victimized our 15,000 fellow Filipinos from Visayas and Mindanao.

HEAD - Manuel Amalilio or Mohammad Suffian Saaid
BOARD MEMBERS - Fernando Luna, Lelian Lim Gan, Eduard Lim, William Fuentes, Naezelle Rodriguez and Lurix Lopez
OFFICERS & AGENTS - Isagani Laluna, Nimfa Luna, Dhurwin Wenceslao, Donna Coyme, Vanessa Luna, Noel Luna, Reggie Luna, Araceli Pasco, Lezuy Caballero, Marilou Caballero, Rogelio Caballero, Marichu Caballero, Roderick Luna, Roy Aspera, Mike Heres, Edwin Caballero, Liezel Paner, Connie Paner, Edward Amaro, Marione Tan Paner, Elen Tan, Judy Amaro, Mike Wenceslao, Alfredo Aspera, Grace Empalmado, Ariel Empalmado, Yuyet Dumandan, Toto Roda, Edilberto Cabillo Elmidulan, Shiela Luna Lasaca, Ariel Real, Amay Caballero, Rey Tata Chang, Ernesto Luna, Marcelo Andale and Marlou Lasaca

I saw the news first in a newspaper and I can’t believe how wide the bad effect of this not until the news was featured on TV. I can’t help but feel bad for the victims not because holidays are nearing but the fact that these are their hard-earned money that just been robbed by these heartless people just like that.

It’s a reality that they engaged themselves in this scam because of the double-money scheme but how can this big thing happened without the local and national government protecting the people. Or how true that even some government agencies invest their funds on this? OMG!!!

'Aman Futures cashed out in Malaysia'
Jalosjos camp denies links to Aman Futures
DOJ probing other suspects in Aman Futures scam
Aman Futures scam to increase crime rate
Zambo cops face raps for 'protecting' Aman Futures
DepEd: Teachers were warned about Aman scam


Monday, October 29, 2012

What delinquent credit card holders should know & do?

In relation to my previous post SC G.R. 175490 for Philippines Delinquent Credit Card Holders dated October 23, here are some unsolicited advice that you may consider in handling your delinquent accounts:

KEEP IN TOUCH – Never cut the communication between you and the concerned credit card provider/s or collecting agency/ies making follow ups on your account. Why? It shows your good intention of resolving your account.

REPORT – In case you retire, resign or will have a new employer, or any changes in your residential information, do not forget to notify the bank. This is very important especially if you are delinquent because you will be violating R.A. 8484 (Access Devices Regulation Act of 1998) and you can be charged with a criminal case.

KEEPING RECORDS – It is very vital to keep your monthly statements of account as reference and evidence, if ever, in case your credit card provider/s will not supply you. If you have these, you can personally re-compute your account according to the Supreme Court ruling and can tender offer to the bank or collecting agency with legal reference.

AGREEMENT FIRST – In case you want to settle your delinquent account, be sure that you have the agreement in black and white so you have record/s on file for your protection.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

SC G.R. 175490 for Philippines Delinquent Credit Card Holders

There may be many delinquent card holders in the Philippines whom may not be aware of the Supreme Court ruling on MACALINAO VS BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS case docketed as SC G.R. No. 175490 and promulgated on September 17, 2009.

It is a credit card case and many delinquent credit card holders may benefit from this ruling. For now, you may take time to read and discern the contents of this ruling in this link,, to have an overview of my succeeding posts about the said case.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Diyandi Festival of Iligan City

Iligan's DIYANDI FESTIVAL is the city's month long cultural celebration. "Diyandi" is a local term which means "celebration." The festival concludes in the feast day of Saint Michael the Archangel every September 29. This Iligan's extended celebration of traditions and culture was simply known before as "Pista sa Iligan" (Fiesta in Iligan). It is the busiest and most culturally gratifying experience second to Christmas in Iligan.

The festival is highlighted with various activities such as dance contest, Trisikad racing contest, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, cultural shows, Miss Iligan Beauty Contest, trade fairs, sports competition, concerts, street parties, clean-up drives and more.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Bullying @ Colegio San Agustin

Bullying is a serious problem among both private and public schools. Recent news about bullying in Colegio San Agustin opened up the eyes of school authorities and government agencies on the seriousness of this issue among students, especially if not properly attended by.

What shocked me in the news was the accusation that a father pointed a gun to a student. First, how come the gun passed the school security? Such negligence, if proven true, must be acted upon by DepEd and CHED because such incident may result to a deeper problem. Although there are different accusations and denials on both sides, the very recent update in this issue showed that a father attesting to an old bullying issue in the same school and claiming that the school did nothing about it.

Bullying is a serious problem. This issue must be properly attended and resolved by government agencies, schools and parents as well.

PNP revokes gun permits of Bantiles, Carabuena
Gun-poking dad in Colegio San Agustin faces raps
Colegio San Agustin bans gun-poking dad
Colegio San Agustin bans gun-poking parent

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tawi-Tawi's Agal-Agal (Seaweeds) Festival

The industry of Agal-Agal gave birth to Agal-Agal (Seaweeds) Festival in Tawi-Tawi. It highlights the annual celebration of the province's "Kamahardikaan." Celebrated every September 25, these festivities were unique because of the inclusion of seaweeds as materials for costumes and props. Agal-Agal seedlings were displayed while food products made with seaweeds like leche flan were a hit. Add to this a Knotting contest that used agal-agal as props highlighting the prominence of seaweeds as a major source of livelihood in the province. Seaweeds are "pot of gold at the end of a rainbow" for the locals.


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Los Baños Laguna: Bañamos Festival

BAÑAMOS FESTIVAL is an annual commemoration of a colorful history and culture of Los Baños, Laguna. It is being held every September 17-23. Bañamos is Spanish for 'we bathe'. The word appropriately traces the founding of the town during the Spanish period. The Franciscan Friars who were captivated by the abundance of hot springs and steam vents in the small settlement of Mainit set up public bathing places with spring water believed to be holy and have curative effects.

Los Baños, bounded by two natural geologic wonders: Mount Makiling and Laguna de Bay, enables landforms to be fertile soil, with clean air and potable water that influence and sustain the livelihood and lifestyle of residents. These gave rise to popular indigenous products – buko pie, ornamental plants, souvenir items and various homemade foodstuffs. Bañamos is a recognition of immense scientific talents.

This Science and Nature City hosts educational and research institutions that offer opportunities for study visits or science appreciation and discovery tours to visitors. Bañamos is a festivity of community spirit and pride of place.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Burdang Lumban Festival

Celebration of BURDANG LUMBAN FESTIVAL was adapted because of the continuing success of its embroidery industry. The town of Lumban is considered as the Embroidery Capital of the Philippines. The exquisite designs are embroidered on authentic Filipino formal wears, barong Tagalog and saya. Embroiderers use piña and jusi cloth in coming up with their finished products which are later sold locally and internationally.

The festival begins with a Thanksgiving Mass at San Sebastian Parish Church, followed by Trade Fair and Exhibit. In here, local producers displayed a collection of intricately embroidered and hand-painted items like Barong Tagalog, Baro't Saya, tableclothes, handkerchiefs, bridal accessories and more. It is being held during the third week of September.

It is during this week-long festivity that the people of Lumban proudly showcase the finest in embroidered products and cultural presentations. There are also street dancing with colorful and extravagant costumes, fashon show, competitions, talent shows and other fun-filled activities.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Miracle Appetite Suppressant: Satiereal Saffron Extract

Are you familiar with Saffron? It comes and being harvested from the fall-flowering plant Crocus sativus, a member of the Iris family. Saffron has been cultivated for thousands of years to be used in medicines, perfumes, dyes, and as a wonderful flavoring for foods and beverages. Since there are only few stigmas in the flower, Saffron is considered to be the most expensive spice in the world. Medicinally, it is use to reduce fevers, cramps and enlarged livers, and to calm nerves. Others used it externally for bruises, rheumatism, and neuralgia.
But are you aware also about the latest breakthrough on the new “Miracle Appetite Suppressant Satiereal Saffron Extract?” Satiereal is a clinically approved extract from Saffron with essentially concluded potential health benefits after continued used such as:
  • Decrease in inches and weight loss
  • Decrease in frequency of feeling hungry
  • Decrease in fat-forming sugar cravings and snacking
  • Promotes a healthy lifestyle and mood to avoid overeating
Satiereal Saffron increases satisfaction in one’s appetite quicker mean while also decreasing the stress hormones and improving health for more long term results and stability. It has been said that the surprising science behind Saffron Extract and weight loss came down to the cellular level benefits of Saffron acting as a neurotransmitter of the feel good hormones serotonin.
Satiereal Saffron Extract Study Review:
  • Saffron Decreases Snacking Average: 55% compared to 28% placebo
  • Satiereal Decreases Appetite of Feelings of Hunger Between Meals: 84% compared to 52% placebo
  • Satiereal Saffron decreases desire for Sugary Snacks: 78% compared to 46% placebo
Despite this breakthrough, it is still better to consult your doctor for proper dosage, side effects if any, contradictions with other drugs currently being used and where to buy saffron.

DILG USec Rico Puno visits Robredo's condo & office

DILG Undersecretary Rico Puno has been reported visiting the condominium unit of the late DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo. Also, a visit was made in Robredo's office at the NAPOLCOM. In both visits, the undersecretary was unsuccessful to enter the condominium unit and the office.

But why USec Puno did this? Reports says that Sec. Robredo has many confidential and important documents in his possession regarding various investigations being conducted by his office and USec Puno is said to be one of the personalities being investigated too.

Such a mysterious act only USec Puno can explain...

Monday, September 3, 2012

Herbal Plant: Sambong

SAMBONG has a scientific name of Blumea balsamifera L. DC. It is also known as: Alibum,Lakad-bulan, Alimon, Lalakdan. Sambong (Tag.), Dalapot, Sob-sob, Gabuen. Subusub, Blumea camphor (Engl.), Kambibon, Ngai camphor (Engl.). This plant is considered to be herbal with the following health benefits:

  • Sambong roots and leaves are used as herbal treatment for fevers, sambong leaves and roots are pounded then dissolved in cold water. Applied with a soft cloth over the nape, forehead, uderarms and other body parts to bring down the body temperature.
  • Sambong roots and leaves are also used as herbal medicine treatment for rheumatism. Sambong roots and leaves are pounded and applied as poultice on the affected body part. Sambong roots and leaves may also be boiled and are applied as warm compress onto affected area.
  • Sambong is also used to treat headache, sambong leaves are pounded and applied as a poultice over the forehead.
  • Sambong tea are also used as herbal medicine for colds and coughs. Sambong tea are also used for herbal treatment of diarrhea and stomach spasms.
  • Sambong juice are also used for treatment of cuts and wounds.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sarakiki-Hadang Festival of Calbayog City

SARAKIKI-HADANG FESTIVAL is being celebrated in Calbayog City, Western Samar on the first week of September. The festivity is being held in honor of Our Lady of Nativity. The festival is being highlighted with the presentation of street dancers dressed like chickens.

Origin of the festival's name. From the local term ‘Sarakiki’ which describes the frenzied movements of a cockerel as it tries to charm a hen or provoke a fight with another cockerel. “Handang” means ritual dance and is used to court good favour with the gods to cure the sick and bring a good harvest.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Herbal Plant: Papaya

PAPAYA is the fruit of the plant Carica papaya which is the sole species in the genus Carica of the plant family Caricaceae. It is commonly called pawpaw or papaw. Just like any other plants, it has numerous health benefits as follows:

  • Increases quality of proteins in whole organism.
  • Revitalize the human body and maintain energy and vitality.
  • Encourages the renewal of muscle tissue. Supports cardiovascular system.
  • Boosts up the immune system.
  • Helps with the digestive system, by breaking down the proteins and supporting production of digestive enzymes.
  • Papaya can be use also externally as a treatment for skin wounds that don’t heal quickly, for this you can use papaya peel or ointments made out of papaya.
  • Prevents the cataract formation.
  • Due to high vitamin A, it lowers the risk of emphysema in smokers and passive smokers.
  • Alleviates inflammation.
  • Helps with the nausea and constipation.
  • Can benefit people suffering colon cancer and other forms of cancers and aliments of cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems.


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