Monday, October 31, 2016

Video: Kobe And Andre Paras Bottle Flip Challenge

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Watch the video below of Kobe Paras and Andre Paras in bottle flip challenge. Guess who did it better.


Saturday, October 29, 2016

VIRAL: Petition To Rename NAIA Back To Its Original Name Manila International Airport (MIA)

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An online petition surfaced in social media to rename the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to Manila International Airport (MIA).

The petition title is "Rename NAIA back to its original name Manila International Airport (MIA)".

Roy Domingo started the petition three days ago and now it has reached 6,719 supporters. The petition is said to be submitted to Sen. Gordon, Se. Zubiri, Sen. Pacquiao, President Duterte, Philippine Congress, People of the Republic of the Philippines.

Read the petition below:

Back in 1987, Manila International Airport (MIA) was renamed to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) through Republic Act No. 6639 which was enacted without executive approval on November 27, 1987.
Reading RA 6639, one can't find a valid reason why the country's main airport should be named after Ninoy Aquino, Jr., who was a former senator and convicted in 1977 by a military court of subversion and murder. Thus, Ninoy Aquino is not a hero or patriot for inspiration and emulation of this generation and generations still unborn.  He was clearly a POLITICIAN and by naming the Philippine's main airport to his name is an insult to all Filipino heroes who died for the country and not for political ambition.Now, we, the People of the Republic of the Philippines is urging the Philippine Congress, through Senators Dick Gordon, Migz Zubiri, and Manny Pacquiao as co-authors, to repeal RA 6639and rename NAIA back to its original name Manila International Airport (MIA). 
Source: Change.Org

Friday, October 28, 2016

20 Dutch Companies Now In Manila Looking For Partnership With Filipino Firms

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Amid the strong words of President Rodrigo Duterte throwing to the West countries, The Netherlands is interested to invest in the Philippines.

Marten van den Berg, director-general for foreign economic relations at the Dutch foreign ministry said on Friday that the Dutch businessmen are on a trade mission in Manila for three days together with 20 Dutch company representatives who are looking for partnership with Filipino firms in terms of infrastructure, water and agricultural projects.

“What I will tell the Dutch companies is please go to the Philippines, see the opportunities. In the end, it’s up to them to decide. We’re very happy to facilitate the trade, investment opportunities,” van den Berg told in an interview with ANC.


“There is a lot of noise, but we always look into the real policies,” he said, citing the government’s plans to sustain economic growth.

Follow-up meetings in Manila were being scheduled already in connection to the first talk between Dutch and Filipino companies.

“Dutch companies are looking for long-term relationships. For us, it’s not always important to have straight away contracts but starting good relations, looking for opportunities, discussing opportunities,” he said.

Source: ABS-CBN

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

1.4 Million Less Poor Filipinos Lifted From Poverty Last Year

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National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Director General Rosemarie Edillon said on Thursday that poverty incidence reduced to 21.6 percent of the country's population in 2015 because of strong economic growth and stable consumer prices.

There were 1.4 million less poor Filipinos last year, compared to 2012, when 25.2 percent, or roughly a quarter of the population were considered poor, said Rosemarie Edillon, NEDA chief.

“The decline in poverty has been more pronounced in recent years,” she said.

“This signifies improvement in the quality of living conditions, which may indicate that the government’s programs and projects, such as the Conditional Cash Transfer Program, have been gaining traction,” Edillon added.

Source: ABS-CBN

Philippines To Acquire Patrol Ships And Aircraft From Japan

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Philippines to acquire two patrol ships and a TC-90 trainer aircraft from Japan to boost the Philippines maritime self-defense force.

Philippines and Japan concur to strengthen their relation to next level. Japan extended a $157 million loan for 2 patrol ships and high speed vessels for Philippine Coast Guard. This is to support the counter-terrorism operations in the southern part of the archipelago.

Japan may give Beechcraft TC-90 King Air planes that could be fitted with basic surface and air surveillance radar. This could be use to patrol in the disputed South China Sea.

Photo credit: David Mareuil, Reuters/Pool
"Both Japan and the Philippines are maritime nations and support to enhance maritime safety capability will be strengthened," said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday in the state visit of President Rodrigo Duterte in Japan.

President Duterte told PM Abe that the Philippines would work closely with Japan to resolve "peacefully" any sea disputes.

Source: ABS-CBN

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Kat Alano Slams Liela De Lima In Using Filipina Women for Her Protection

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Katherine Anne Alano, better known as Kat Alano, is an English-Filipino model, actress and television presenter/VJ in the Philippines. At 19 years old, Alano claimed that she was raped by a well-loved public image.

After the heated topic regarding Senator Leila de Lima on woman's right on the controversial illegal drug trade and linking the senator to her driver, she seemed looking for sympathy from women that was noticed by Kat Alano.

On Alano's facebook post, she rant that during the time she looked for help as a rape victim, where is De Lima? Know more of her sentiment below.

Alano's facebook post last October 16, 2016
DO NOT USE THE FILIPINA WOMEN AS PROTECTION AGAINST YOUR OWN WRONG DOINGS.
When I contacted you and BESEECHED YOU AS A WOMAN AND A FILIPINA TO STAND UP FOR RAPE VICTIMS EVERYWHERE; YOU TURNED A BLIND EYE.
And now you want the women of the Philippines to stand behind you?
I STOOD FOR MY RIGHTS AND YOU TOOK NO NOTICE. 

Alano's facebook post last January 19, 2015
So, someone pointed out that my letter could be misinterpreted. I reworded a few things and this time I WAS MORE SPECIFIC.
For those who have been waiting for me to say who my rapist is, it doesn't get more specific than this. I'm tired of keeping my silence, of watching people protect a man who has hurt so many women for years.
I have had enough.
An open letter to Justice Secretary De Lima
Ma'am, before I get to the main point of this letter, I'd like to bring your attention to the fact that you were recently quoted in an article regarding the sexual assault of an 8 year old girl in NBP as saying: "Of course it's again very surprising on my part, very shocking again on my part, with all of these one incident after the other, one issue after the other, one controversy after the other".
You said that you were 'surprised'? I ask, how can a woman in your position be surprised at this fact? As the Secretary of Justice, I'm sure that you are aware that in the past year alone the number of public rape cases has been astounding, hence the evidence of the pro rape culture in our country has been laid bare in front of the public for all to see.
WE HAVE A HUGE PROBLEM WITH RAPE CULTURE IN OUR COUNTRY. Our nation as it stands is PRO RAPE and JUSTICE AS IT STANDS HAS FAILED US.
The fact that you are still 'surprised' by this incident means that, whether you intended it or not, the justice system under your jurisdiction is a big factor in this problem. How so? Under your jurisdiction, a PUBLIC FIGURE who is a KNOWN RAPIST that has had several rape cases filed against him has been allowed to go free, scaring the rest of his victims into submission, knowing the ease at which the other cases were dismissed without fair deliberation. It has also proven something I knew to be true long ago, that filing a case in our court system against the man who raped me would end only in an unfair dismissal and a perjury case filed against me for 'damaging his reputation' by trying to bring this man to justice for what he has done to me and many others. One does not need to be a lawyer to have the inner workings of our justice system figured out. There have been many other publicized rape cases against public figures which have ended the same way, in favor of the rapist and NOT in favor of justice for the victims. You see Secretary De Lima, I myself am a victim of the same man who has been allowed to go free under your jurisdiction. At 19 years old, I was raped 10 years ago and I dread to think how many more silent victims there have been since me.
From my research, I understand that according to our laws, rape is a non-bailable offense and as long as a victim's testimony is inherently credible it should be enough to incite probable cause. Yet due to personal, cultural and societal biases in the Philippines, JUSTICE has been unfairly weighed IN FAVOR OF RAPISTS and the people of our country know this. As long as an alleged victim's testimony is inherently credible, should that not stand as enough probable cause to go to court? Even if one victim can cast doubt upon the claim, shouldn't the testimony of several victims accusing the same man be weight enough to at least give the victims a fair and just trial? Especially given that other victims will have seen how difficult it is to accuse a man publicly without suffering violent judgement from the court of biased public opinion? Threats on one's life will keep the astounding number of other victims from speaking up; and if victims are brave enough to come forward, should they not at least be heard by a judge? None of my rapists' victims have even made it into a courtroom to have their testimony heard. Even if they did, the chances of them getting a fair trial are slim to none under the current system.
Many rape cases are thrown out with resolutions spotted with obvious rape culture and personal biases based on misconceptions of rape and the assumed behavior of a victim 'should have' according to authority figures who have probably never been in the face of rape. The psychological research data behind the trauma of rape is very easily accessible, clearly stating that all victims react differently and can go into stages of shock. The bottom line is that, the laws in our country state that even if a person is mid coitus and refuses to continue, if the other party participating in the act continues against their partner's will, this in itself can already be considered an act of rape. At the end of the day, regardless of what blame can be placed on a victim by personal biases, a person's choice to rape is illegal and the offender should be charged accordingly with the full extent of the law.
The blatant disregard for the consequences of raping children, as has been frequently reported in the news recently, inherently symbolizes a gigantic middle finger at your institution. So much so that sexual assaults on innocent children are even happening in the very place where justice is meant to be served (NBP). The public dismissals of serial rapists has been a green light for our society to rape and feel confident that they can get away with it. Even worse, some have taken to killing their victims allowing even less chance for them to be caught. How many more victims have to die before we start to make a change?
I ask you, where do you stand? As a woman, and as the head of the justice system as it stands, do you stand for us, or against us? Do you have daughters, sisters or nieces? How would you feel if you knew that one of your loved ones was a victim of rape or sexual assault? Wouldn't you want the perpetrator to be brought to justice?
The lack of education about sex in our country means that people have a hard time discerning between rape and consensual sex. Culture as it has been bred for generations has made it impossible for victims who have trauma and fear of their abusers, in many cases the perpetrators are their OWN RELATIVES; making it very difficult for them to openly come out and speak up about their experience, let alone FILE A CASE against them in a court of law. What happens when these things are perpetuated for this long? Culturally, the stigma of shame and fear of tarnishing one's name has been preventing rapists from even being reported. This means that THEY ARE STILL OUT THERE! They know they can rape and get away with it. Imagine how many people are still suffering in silence under the fear, shame and threat of public backlash they will face for speaking out?
One of the roots of this problem is lack of education. Culturally, sex is a taboo subject that is not something parents openly discuss with their children. Instead of being properly educated about sex, people learn about it from their peers, magazines that glamorize it, from TV shows and from movies. People in our country need to know that being sexually violated is not okay and that they can speak up about being abused and raped. They need to be able to heal from their trauma. But after that, THEY NEED JUSTICE.
Where do they go for that? The legal system?
I have heard stories of rapists being let go with sentiments from people such as 'let's just give him a second chance.' The thousands of bashers that wrote to me after my public admission of being raped by a celebrity exposed the opinions of a vast majority of Filipinos, that rape is still the fault of the victims. The rape culture that dismissed several rape cases due to an assumed 'lack of probable cause' shows it is rife within our justice system. If our lawmakers are largely unaware of the misconceptions of rape and how victims respond to the trauma it causes, how can they make accurate, non-biased judgments about alleged rapists? What is probable cause to rape someone? I think you will find that many rapists commit the act purely because they want to take the most sacred part of a human being against their will; and that is probable cause enough. If we cannot eradicate rape culture from our system, the future of our country is bleak indeed. If this problem is not properly addressed and dealt with, do you think anything will change as we progress forward into the future? Collectively, if we as a culture and society stay on our current course, this problem is only going to get bigger and the consequences to our society will be more severe.
In accusing public figures of rape there is an even greater problem and misconception that many believe a claim of rape is a ploy to get attention, to become 'famous' if you will. This is a reflection of the terrible values that have been instilled into our people by the media. I know this because after my public admission of being raped last year, I was put out of work, as I have been for the past year, a plight I share with other victims who have accused this man of rape publicly. The negative attention I have received from the public has been derogatory and violent, some of his supporters have even made threats against my life. There is no pleasant publicity or 'fame' from accusing a highly popular celebrity of rape. It only causes victims who are already living with shame and guilt even more pain, fear and angst. This cannot be allowed to continue any further.
Secretary De Lima,
WE NEED YOUR HELP. Please open your eyes to the plight of rape victims in our country. Please face the fact that we have a major problem and that the system as it stands has been proven to ineffective in catching rapists and giving victims the sense of justice they deserve.The victims of the Philippines NEED YOU to help us become one of the front runners in the world for defeating this plague of rape culture that has infected our country for centuries; instead of being a race and culture that oppresses victims and openly supports criminals.
I implore you please, as a survivor, as a rape victim, as a woman and above all else as a fellow Filipina.
PLEASE STAND WITH US.
Yours Sincerely,
Kat Alano
Source: News5 , Facebook 

2.4 Million Jobs For Filipinos Awaits From Duterte's Japan And China Trips

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President Rodrigo Duterte's state visit to China is expected to bring P15 billion investment in construction sector. Around 2.4 million jobs for Filipinos is also expected by the Labor group Associated Labor Unions (ALU).

Duterte's 2 day trip to Tokyo is also expected to be fruitful as he is going to close the deal for the financing of the visualized Mindanao Railway Project, ALU group said.

“These projects are expansive and comprehensive that if it pushes through we estimate it would create an immediate 2.4 million jobs for Filipinos over a period of three years. If these are constructed altogether at the same time, we might need additional skills, especially those skilled Filipino OFWs repatriated from Saudi Arabia as a result of Saudization,” Alan Tanjusay, ALU spokesperson said.

Last June 2011, around 700,000 Filipino skilled and professional workers were affected when Saudi Arabia implemented the local jobseekers will be prioritized.

“Aside from Filipino construction workers who would directly benefit from these investments, we are looking at the allied job opportunities that will be created as a result of the construction of projects. Small and medium businesses will start to converge around these projects to cater to the needs of the workers, engineers, architects, as well as the material needs of the projects itself,” ALU group added.

Source: Philstar

Duterte Picked What Country He Loves More, Japan Or China?

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Before President Rodrigo Duterte leave for a state visit in Japan, he has been asked which country he loves more, Japan or China.
Duterte answered in a brilliant way. 
"Between China and Japan, I think I love the Philippines more," Duterte answered and the crowd broke in cheers in the press briefing at Ninoy Aquino International Airport 2.
President Duterte headed to Japan for a three day state visit. He said that he would not submissive to any other countries but only to Filipinos.
mag-tuta sa akin ay mga Pilipino," the President said.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Philippines Received P89.8 Million Donation For Victims Of Super Typhoon Lawin

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President Rodrigo Duterte enumerates the donations given by China Tuesday morning together with China’s Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua.

Chinese Embassy gave P50 million, Red Cross China gave $100,000 equivalent to P4.8 million and the China government itself donated P35 million pesos for a total of P89.8 million.

Duterte said that the money acquired will go a long way to rehabilitate and bring the lives of Filipino people to normal again. The money is intended to provide livelihood to the victims of super typhoon Lawin.

Duterte also clarified that there's no string attached for these donations, it's completely out of benevolence.

Presidential Communication aired the statement on its social media account.
President Rody Duterte delivers a statement with China’s Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua after the People’s Republic of China donates a total of PhP 89.8 million to the victims of Super Typhoon Lawin, at the MalacaƱan Palace on October 24, 2016. #PartnerForChange

Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Reason Why Duterte Wants To Cut Alliance With The United States Revealed

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The repeated tirades of President Rodrigo Duterte against the United States in breaking away with the superpowers has to do with his strategy in negotiating with China.

A political analysts named Prof. Richard Heydarian told GMA news that "Signalling niya iyon sa China. Gusto niyang sabihin sa China na huwag kayong mag-alala at iba akong presidente hindi ako katulad ng mga predecessors ko."

"Parang sinasabi niya na hindi ako tuta ng ibang powers, independent ako. So 'pag nag-negotiate tayo, tayong dalawa lang hindi kasama ang US," Heydarian added.

Recently, Pres. Duterte told that he wants to cut the Philippines economic and military alliance with the United States on his speech in Beijing, China.

Prof. Heydarian told that we should wait for the developments in the coming months regarding the status of Panatag Shoal.

"It's too early to say that (missed opportunity). Dapat tingnan muna natin ang mga mangyayari in the coming months. Magkakaroon ba ng access ang ating mangingisda dyan sa Panatag Shoal? Kasi sinabi ng arbitration, very clear na historic fishing ground," Heydarian said.

Prof. Heydarian added : "Oo, maganda ang trato nila sa ating Pangulo. Oo, nag-sign tayo ng potentially $24 billion of deals pero wala pa tayong nakikitang good will sa China pagdating sa West Philippine Sea, pagdating sa Panatag Shoal, pagdating sa nga Kalayaan Group of Islands at saka yung ibang areas ng ating exclusive economic zones at ang ating best insurance policy diyan ay United States,"

Lastly, Heydarian said that the administration must make sure that China will not take advantage of the economic gains they will provide in compromising the Philippines rights in our territory.

Source: GMA News

President Duterte To Copy 2 Programs Of Late President Marcos

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President Rodrigo Duterte said that he will copy the idea of two programs implemented under the late President Ferdinand Marcos. 

Duterte said in a speech in Tuguegarao, Cagayan on Sunday, October 23, where he visited the families who were affected of super typhoon Lawin that he wants to re-implement the "Masagana 99" and "Biyayang Dagat" programs during the Marcos administration long time ago.

"Pero gusto ko lang kunin ‘yung idea ni Marcos, malayo na ‘yon, ‘yung Biyayang Dagat pati Masagana 99. Ibalik ko ‘yon. Kokopyahin ko," Duterte said.

He believe that these two programs could upthrust the situation in life of Filipinos if it will be implemented well.

The President said that the government would create a cooperative intended to the farmers and fishermen but he strictly warned those who will manage the cooperative to do what is just and right.

"Ire-restore namin ‘yung financing sa agriculture. Mag-kooperatiba kayo uli (We will restore the agriculture financing. We will open cooperatives again)," he said.

"Sana naman ilagay ninyo ‘yung mga tao because I warn you, there are a few success stories about financing," Duterte added.

Source: Sunstar

DSWD Sec. Taguiwalo Said No Need To Request Foreign Aid - "Kaya Ng Pilipinas"

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DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo post on her facebook page went viral after she pointed out that Philippines doesn't need foreign assistance or donations for the damaged caused by typhoon Karen and Lawin. Read the post below.


"Mga mahal naming kababayan, hindi tayo humihingi ng foreign assistance o donations mula sa ibang bansa para sa Karen o Lawin dahil nakitang may sapat na pondo ang gobyerno at mga ahensya nito para saklolohan ang mamamayang apektado.

Dahil walang katiwalian at transparent ang ating ipinatutupad na proseso, kitang-kita na may pondong sapat na magagamit para sa kagyat na pangangailangan. Nagtutulungan ang mga LGU, members ng private sector, ang taumbayan at ang pambansang gobyerno sa pamumuno ni Pres. Duterte para maibigay ang saklolong tulong para sa ating mga kapatid na nasalanta. 

Pagsisikapan natin na paghusayin at linisin ang sistema ng relief and assistance dustribution NANG WALANG HALONG PULITIKA. Hindi madali ang pagbabago --mahirap at matagal din ito, pero kung di natin sisimulan ngayon, kailan pa?

Hindi tayo dapat maging pala-asa at pala-hingi sa mga dayuhang gobyerno kung kaya nating tumindig sa sariling paa. Kung sama-sama, lahat makakaya. #KayaNgPilipinas"



Foreign Aid Not Needed Since Government Has A Lot Of Supplies - NDRRMC

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National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (NDRRMC) Council spokesperson Romina Marasigan said that there are still a lot of relief goods to be distributed to affected areas caused by typhoon Lawin so the national government has not requested  yet for foreign aid assistance.

Even the government has not requested the aids, neighboring countries in Southeast Asia express their intent to help. Still, the government is assessing the damage caused by Lawin in northern Luzon last wednesday.

After the assessment, the NDRRMC will know what kinds of goods they are needed and requested if the supplies are not available by that time.

"We will be doing assessment first so we will know exactly what type of aid we will be requesting from foreign counterparts," Marasigan said.

Marasigan told that the flow of foreign aid will now be under NDRRMC and not be directly delived to Local Government Units (LGU).

Typhoon Lawin killed 8 people and displaced hundreds of families.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

BREAKING NEWS: Pagsabog Sa Japan, 3 Sugatan

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Dalawang pagsabog na nagiwan ng hindi bababa sa tatlo ka taong sugatan sa isang park area sa Utsonomiya City sa Japan, Tochigi prefecture north ng Tokyo.



Hindi pa alam ang dahilan ng dalawang narinig na pagsabog nitong 1:50 ng hapon sa Pilipinas na oras.

Bataan Is Now Drug-Free Declared By PNP

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Provincial police declared that Bataan is now drug-free last Saturday, October 22.

Bataan police director, Senior Supt. Benjamin Silo Jr. told that the province of Bataan is now clear of illegal drugs in just more than three months.

The success of the the stoppage of proliferation of illegal drugs in the province is contributed to the support and efforts of local government headed by Governor Abet Garcia and the local police.

“We forwarded the report already to the Office of the President, then after verification, MalacaƱang will be the one to officially announce it,” Silo said.

To maintain the province as drug-free, Silo said that the members of “Sumbong Bilis Monitoring Team” ( SBMT) will monitor and report to the police of any presence of illegal drugs trade and use “so we can act on it.”

Source: Inquirer

Kobe Paras And Creighton Bluejays Practice Photos

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We are all excited to see the Filipino basketball prodigy Kobe Paras on his first year in US NCAA Division 1 basketball under the watch of Creighton Bluejays coach Greg McDermott.

Few weeks from now, their first game is already set and Kobe Paras and the team with senior guard Maurice Watson, junior guard Marcus Foster who were recently included in the preseason ALL-BIG EAST honorable mention.

Kobe is positioned as a wingman by coach Mac where he's effective.

See Also : Kobe Paras is ready for his first year in US NCAA as Bluejays

For the meantime, let's take a look on the team's photos.






Photo credits belongs to the rightful owner.

German National Slams Local Media And Critics:" Feel free to leave the country if you are not happy with it, nobody is asking you to stay."

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An open letter posted by Rafael Alunan III on his facebook account went viral after thousands of shares by netizens.

A German friend of Alunan, Michael Schaefer wrote a letter because he noticed the unfairly and malicious reports both from local and international media.

Schaefer noticed the biased media reports that they should be ashamed of themselves. Media should have a bit more class and have the integrity than just sensationalizing on the headlines in exchange of clicks for money.

Read the open letter below.

A good friend who lives in Europe sent me this. He is German and has been a sterling human being in the years that I've known him.

REGARDING DUTERTE
by Michael Schaefer

"I hate politics, I hate social media, I hate journalism, but this situation with Duterte makes me want to write this.

Firstly, to BOTH the local and international media - you should be ashamed of yourselves! The amount of times you have misreported what Duterte has said is embarrassing. People in your profession should have a bit more class and integrity, instead of just sensationalising headlines to sell papers and clicks.

In particular the local media should take a good hard look at themselves in the mirror and ask themselves where their allegiance lies - you should be ashamed of yourselves on behalf of the Filipino people, your country, your neighbours, your families and loved ones. I have no issue with reporting the news but please try to do it without the intention of purely selling headlines and manipulating people by not reporting the news more factually.

I did not vote in the recent elections, I have never voted, I am not pro or anti Duterte (and yes, I am against the extrajudicial killings among many other things he has been accused of), but I am half Filipino and spent most of my life there. If anything, I am pro Philippines and pro our country and the interests of our country.

The Philippines has enough issues on its own without having the media - and the population - feel the need to constantly and consistently criticise our president. I am relatively certain he has enough issues on his own trying to drive our country (a developing one, lest we forget) forward.

For decades all I ever heard was that we needed a ‘strong’ president. That we needed an authoritative figure. Well guess what, we have one now, and now that we have him, I get the feeling everyone feels inclined to give their two cents about how the country should be run.

Is Duterte perfect? Of course not. Has he made massive mistakes? Of course. Can you name me one global head of state that is? Of course not. At the end of the day, he is the president that was elected, regardless of whether you voted for him or not, I challenge many to try to actually work with him and the government to create a better country for all Filipinos - including, and especially, the ones less privileged.

Lastly, I see a lot of foreigners posting and often complaining about Duterte, and the Philippines. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I try to remind you however that at some point many of you spent time in the Philippines - for work, to live, to visit, whatever. I am sure that during that time you experienced more than enough respect shown to you BY Filipinos of all social classes.

This is our country, it is not yours. Before you come on social media and complain about our country, do not forget, you are or were guests here. You are free to leave any time you want. We do not go to your country and complain about how your government is run - without even mentioning how many developed nations treat foreigners in their own countries.

The last thing I will mention on this point is that we ARE a developing country, something that many of the developed nations tend to forget. Before passing judgement on how our president and our country is doing and does things, consider your own, often bloody history, before looking at how we do things. Feel free to leave the country if you are not happy with it, nobody is asking you to stay."

What's your opinion? Feel free to share the post!

Source: Facebook

VIDEO:Mga Pulis Huli Sa Video Sa Maling Pag-Aresto Umano Ng Isang Tao

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Viral ngayun ang isang video kung saan umanoy maling pag huli ng mga pulis sa San Mateo, Rizal sa isang tao.

Ito ang nakasaad sa facebook page ng nag upload ng video;

" Pinorward ng friend ko pasikatin natin guyz mga abusadong pulis ng san mateo at mga tauhan ng barangay silangan.

Pumasok na naka sibilyan sa isang pruvate property na may mga takip pa sa mukha ang tatlong hindi nagpakilalang tao na kalaunan ay napagalamang mga pulis san mateo.

Natural naalarma ung pinasok nila na lugar. Mali pala ang napasok nila kaya sinita sila ng mga nasa loob naglabas sila ng baril kaya kinunan sila ng video at ipinablotter sa barangay silangan. 

Sinundan ung nagreklamo sa barangay nung tatlong bugok na pulis at doon ay binugbog na makikita sa video, hinuli at finile-an ng kung anu-anog kaso para mapagtakpan.ung kagaguhan nila at matakot ung tao at kinuha pa ang tablet na kung saan nakasave ung kuha nung pumasok sila sa area at nanutok ng baril sa mga sibilyan. 

Hindi pina medico legal ang bata at kinulong agad sa kulungan ng san mateo at binugbog pa ng magsumbong sa gma 7. Pagalis ni susan enriquez na nagcover sa istorya, binugbog ulit ung bata Tulungan natin guys.

Spo1 cruz at spo1 regalla ung isang kasama nilang nagpunta sa site hindi pulis."


Brunei To Assist Philippines To Have A Share In $2 Trillion Halal Products Market Worldwide

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Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez announced that Brunei will help the Philippines to enhance the quality of its Halal certified products to have a place in the $2 trillion worldwide market.

This is one of the pact during the state visit of President Rodrigo Duterte in Brunei this week, Lopez said.

Around one-fifth of the Philippines population are Muslims and mostly are Catholic. This Halal certified products are approved to be consumed by our Muslim brothers under Islam law.

"Brunei is renowned for being a credible source of Halal certifications. They will help us improve the Halal certification in the country, and teach us how to improve the promotion of our Halal products," Lopez said in an interview with DZMM.

Fortifying the ties between Philippines and Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia will boost the export oppurtunities for Philippines product that are Halal certified.


Source: ABS-CBN

Friday, October 21, 2016

Rappler's Pia Ranada Was Silenced By Pres. Duterte Answer Regarding US Embassy Violent Dispersal

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Pia Ranada, a Rappler reporter was kept silent by President Rodrigo Duterte during a press conference when she asked questions related to the injured protesters in the US Embassy.

Ranada asked President Rodrigo Duterte during the press conference with the Malacanang Press Corps, regarding the violent dispersal in the US embassy. She then asked a follow-up question regarding the US alliances when President Duterte asked the reason of protest why they were there.

President Duterte said " Ikaw Pia, you're always well informed. Sumi-simangot ka nga eh. Pag sumi-simangot ka, ibig sabihin wala tayong alam lahat. Kayu na una diyan eh. Tumahimik ka".

Pia Ranada is the daughter-in-law of Raissa Robles, a well-known pro-Liberal Party journalist.

Raissa Robles is considered as one of the most vocal critic of the Philippine's President Rodrigo Duterte.

Watch the full video below for more details.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Kobe Paras Is Ready For His First Year In Division 1 Basketball

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Big East conference is nearing where top-caliber collegiate team are competing. One of it is Creighton Bluejays where the Filipino pride, Kobe Paras, is set to show his skills and athleticism on the floor.

With a big expectations from his coach, teammates and fans, Kobe Paras is not nervous in playing his first year of Division 1 basketball.

“People see us as one of the best in the Big East right now. We just need to show what we’re made of. We’ve been practicing a lot, and we’ve been practicing really hard, so we’re going to make the most out of it," Kobe Paras said.

“I’m excited, because just watching March Madness last year and Villanova winning it out of the Big East it goes to show that it’s a very big conference. The team is all in the same circle right now, we all want the same thing — a Big East Championship.”

Creighton Bluejays coach Greg McDermott has been impressed with what Kobe Paras is showing in their practice game together with a freshmen point guard Davion Mintz from Huntersville, N.C.

“They are typical freshmen in that they have some good days and some bad days, both of them defensively are probably ahead of where most freshmen are — they both move their feet pretty well, they both kind of understand defensive concepts, and now it’s just a matter of doing it consistently.” Coach McDermott said.

“With any freshman, before you put them on the floor you’re looking for consistency,”Coach McDermott added. “That’s where the two of them are lacking, and frankly they should be — they’re 10 days into practice and it takes time, but I’m pleased with their progress.”

Coach McDermott has positioned the 6-foot-6 Kobe Paras as a wing man and he's doing pretty well.

“We’re using him pretty much as a wing right now because I don’t want to confuse him with having to learn more than one spot,” McDermott said. “It’s confusing enough to try to pick everything the way it is, but he’s doing pretty well. He’s going to be a really good player in our program.”

“I’m a hustle plays type of guy — I clean up the trash. Getting the rebounds, diving for loose balls, those little things that will change the game,” Paras said

Paras also catched the attention of their senior point guard Maurice Watson Jr.

“I think the best thing about Kobe is that he’s trying,” Maurice Watson said. “We’ve had to kind of put it more into his head that he is around other players that can score, so it’s okay to give up some shots for other teammates. Then he saw that they started getting him shots right back, and that with our offense there is a lot of opportunity for him. If he defends, and rebounds, and uses his athleticism he’s going to have an impact for our team.

“He likes to do a lot of putback dunks, so it’s going to be a lot of fun for the CenturyLink crowd to see that.”

There were times that players are down and Kobe Paras found a motivation just on the wall of their basketball gym where ex-Creighton bluejays player are now in the NBA.





“They were in our position at one time,” Paras said as he stared up at the larger-than-life sized portraits of Creighton standouts turned NBA players, Doug McDermott, Anthony Tolliver, and Kyle Korver.

“It just goes to show that anyone can be part of something amazing. You’re at Creighton and you represent this place, but then from your individual standpoint you become something else and represent a different type of brand. It’s just amazing to see how Doug did it — he was here for four years, and usually these days when people go to the league they do it after one or two years. He’s an inspiration to us, because it goes to show how to stay true to the student-athlete values with school coming first, then being an athlete,” Kobe Paras added.

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Duterte Questioned The Process Of Securing A US Visa

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President Rodrigo Duterte revealed in the front of Filipino Community in Beijing, China on Wednesday that he was once denied to have United States visa when he planned to visit a girlfriend in college.

Duterte questioned why the Americans can enter the Philippines visa-free while Filipinos are having a hard time to get a travel document going to United States.

“America? Miski ako hindi ako makapunta doon, hindi ako bigyan ng visa ng mga…” he said.

He discussed on his speech that he was asked what would happen if he decided to marry and stay in the America.

“Sabi ko, ‘Mr. Consul, even if you offer me free visas for a lifetime and even if you offer me 10,000 dollars, I’d still return to my country and be a Filipino,’” Duterte said.

“The problem is, you go to America? You’ll not be issued a visa,” he added.

Duterte narrated that a local government official was also not granted to have a visa even though the US government itself invited him to join in an event.

“The poor man had to travel. He was in poor health. Pagdating dito [US Embassy], he was denied. Pero sila anytime. They enter the Philippines visa-free. Well, there will always be a time for reckoning. Bakit hindi natin tablahin?” Duterte said.

Source: GMA News

BAHAY PAGBABAGO: House Of Former Actress And Drug Queen, Evita Ebora, To Give HOPE To DRUG DEPENDENTS

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In Guiguinto, Bulacan - A retired starlet with the screen name of “Evita Ebora”

(Angelica Gallaron-Crespo in real life) who was featured in underrated movies in the 1980s and was linked to illegal drugs in the 1990s has decided to be remembered as a good samaritan, after she converted one of her houses in the city, into a drug treatment center.

Mayor Ambrosio Cruz Jr. opened Bahay Pagbabago Rehabilitation Center at a subdivision in Barangay Sta. Cruz earlier this month, and has for a fact welcomed its first set of clients composed of 30 drug dependents. They were among the nearly 700 people who surrendered to the Bulacan police after admitting using or selling illegal drugs.


The three-story house was foreclosed after it transferred ownership several times. It was eventually acquired by the government. Cruz in his statement said that they selected the house for a drug rehabilitation center because the story behind it is very inspiring. Its former owner was a drug queen and they knew how Evita’s life improved when she abandoned drugs.

Ebora was linked to large-scale drug trafficking. The charges were eventually dismissed.

Ebora’s stepfather, Dario Mendoza, 71, said the retired actress left the illegal drug trade for good and is now living a quiet life overseas with her family. She was implicated in the sale of illegal drugs. But after her cases were dismissed, they counseled her and encouraged her to leave that life. She listened well enough to their advice and she now lives a drug-free life.

Several properties in Guiguinto and Bulacan towns had already been bought by Ebora. Bahay Pagbabago shares the building with the town government’s food production, nutrition and science center as well as a disaster evacuation facility. The government is looking forward to the positive outcome of this drug treatment center. And may this be the start of more inspiration to make drug pushers and users see the betterment of living a drug-free life.

Source: Inquirer

Lawin Deemed As A Super Typhoon

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Typhoon Lawin with an international name of Haima has already reached its super typhoon status on Wednesday afternoon, October 19,2016, as it aimed towards Northern Luzon. In Cagayan and Isabela, Signal No. 5 has been raised.

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said in its 2 p.m. bulletin that Lawin has packed maximum sustained winds of 225 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 315 kph.

Places under Signal No. 4 are: Apayao, Kalinga, Ilocos Norte, Abra, Ilocos Sur, Mt. Province, Ifugao and Calayan Group of Islands. Signal No. 3 was raised over La Union, Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino and Northern Aurora. Meanwhile, the provinces of Batanes Group of Islands, Pangasinan, rest of Aurora, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Northern Zambales, and Northern Quezon including Polillo Islands were placed under Signal No. 2. The rest of Zambales, Bulacan, Bataan, Pampanga, Rizal, rest of Quezon, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay and Metro Manila were under Signal No. 1.

Pagasa said in its report, that Lawin is seen to make landfall over Cagayan-Isabela area late Wednesday evening or early Thursday, between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. After the landfall, it will cross Apayao and Ilocos Norte.

Moving at a speed of 24 kph west northwest, the typhoon was last located 300 kilometers east of Aurora. Within its 800 km radius, the violent typhoon will be bringing moderate to heavy intense rains.

Over the eastern seaboards of Southern Luzon and the northern and eastern seaboards of Samar, Sea travel will remain to be uncertain.

Pagasa also added that: Lawin is said to be the first supertyphoon to hit the country since Yolanda (international name Haiyan) in 2013. Yolanda was considered as the world’s strongest typhoon on record, blowing heavy winds and rain which has killed a number of people, reaching 6,000.

Source: Inquirer

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

LOOK: AlDub Pre-Nup Photos For Kalyeserye Wedding

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The long wait is over! The much awaited wedding of AlDub is coming. See their pre-nup photos in preparation for kalyeserye wedding of online sweethearts Alden Ricahrds and Maine Mendoza.
















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