Maraming Salamat

Gratitude derived from Latin word Gratus mean thanks or thankful. 97% saying gratitude its so good, 3% being forget to state that word. Thank you in diiferent languages.

Thank you in Afrikaans (South Africa)

Dankie (dahn-kee)

Thank you in Arabic (Middle East)

Shukran (shoe-krahn)

Thank you in Cantonese (Southeast Asia – Hong Kong)

Do je (daw-dyeh)

Thank you in Croatian (Europe – Croatia)

Hvala (H-vah-lah)

Thank you in Czech (Central Europe)

Dìkuji (deh-ku-yih)

Thank you in Danish (Europe – Denmark)

Tak (tahg)

Thank you in Estonian (Estonia - Europe)

Aitäh (ie-tehkh)

Thank you in Fijian (Pacific Islands)

Vinaka (Bvi’-nah-kah)

Thank you in Filipino (East Asia – The Philippines)

Salamat (sa-la-mat)

Thank you in Finnish (Europe – Finland)

Kiitos (Keetos)

Thank you in French (Europe-France, Africa, North America, Canada)

Merci (mehr-see)

Thank you in German (Europe – Germany)

Danke (dahn-kah)

Thank you in Greek (Europe - Greece)

Efcharisto (ef-har-rih-stowe)

Thank you in Hawaiian (Pacific Islands – Hawaii)

Mahalo (mah-hah-loh)

Thank you in Hebrew (Western Asia – Israel)

Toda (toh-dah)

Thank you in Hindi (Southern Asia, India)

Shukriya (shoe-kree-a)

Thank you in Indonesian (East Asia – Indonesia)

Terima Kasih (t’ree-ma kas-seh)

Thank you in Italian (Europe – Italy)

Grazie (gra-see)

Thank you in Japanese (East Asia – Japan)

Domo (doe-moe)

Thank you in Korean (East Asia - Korea)

Kamsa hamnida (kam-sa-ham-nee-da)

Thank you in Latin (Ancient Europe)

Gratia (grah-tyah)

Thank you in Lithuanian (Central Europe – Lithuania)

Achiu (Ahchjooh)

Thank you in Mandarin (China and Taiwan)

Xie xie (syeh-syeh)

Thank you in Norwegian (Europe – Norway)

Takk (Dahk)

Thank you in Paraguay (South America)

Aguije (ah-we-JAY)

Thank you in Polish (Central Europe – Poland)

Dziêkujê (Zhe-koo-yay)

Thank you in Portuguese

Obrigado (Ob-ree-gah-doe)

Thank You in Serbian

Hvala (Khvah-lah)

Thank you in Romanian (Asia – Russia)

Mulþumesc (Mool-tsu’-mehsk)

Thank you in Spanish

Gracias (Grah-cee-yas)

Thank you in Swahili (Africa)

Asante (Ah-sahn-teh)

Thank you in Swedish (Europe – Sweden)

Tack (Taak)

Thank you in Thai (Southeast Asia – Thailand)

Khop Khun Krab (kowp-koom krahp-khak)

Thank you in Vietnamese (Southeast Asia – Vietnam)

Ca’m on (Kam ooen)

Thank you in Wolof (West Africa – Senegal, Gambia)

Jerejef (Jay-ray-jayf’)

Thank you in Welsh (Europe – British Isles)

Diolch (Dee-olkh)

Thank you in Yiddish (Europe, North America, New York)

A (shaynem) dank.

Thank you in Zimbabwean (Africa – Zimbab we)

Maita Henyu (Mah-ee’tah Heh’-nyoo)
This translation is courtesy of http://www.thank-you-note-examples-and-tips.com

Avisala eshma 

I did survey from my students about gratitude.

The top big things that are grateful to them:
1. Tree
2. House
3. Church
4. School
5. Kitchen

Top people they like:
1. Their family
2. Mother / Parents
3. Friends
4. Teachers
5. Siblings

Top animals they like:
1. Bird
2. Snake
3. Dog
4. Cat
5. Carabao (Water Buffalo)
6. Fish

Top insect
1. Butterfly
2. Ant
3. Bee

Top small things
1. Heart
2. Flag
3. Pencil / Pen
4. Broom
5. Medal
6. Candle
7. Mirror
8. Rosary / Cross
9. Stone / Rock
10. Doll

Top electronic gadgets
1. TV
2. Cellular Phone
3. Computer
4. Radio
5. Light bulb

Among the 250 plus students from Potrero High School (II-Diamond, II-Pearl, II-Amethyst, II-Sapphire, II-Emerald and II-Garnet). I do express my gratitude to them for their kindness unto me. Maraming salamat sa inyong lahat. My students give thanks to all of the stuffs they've joted down on a piece of paper that are useful to them (written above). And these are my top 10 things that I like are:
1. Tree
2. Butterfly
3. Eagle
4. House
5. Church
6. School
7. Scriptures
8. Good Books
9. Candle



DHVTSU at 150

Bacolor (Balen Baculud) is home to the oldest vocational school in the Far East, the Escuela de Artes y Oficios de Bacolor, which was established on November 4, 1861 by Fr. Juan P. Zita. The school has been renamed six times since: Bacolor Trade School in 1905, Pampanga Trade School in 1909, Pampanga School of Arts and Trades (PSAT) in 1957, Don Honorio Ventura Memorial School of Arts and Trades (DHVMSAT) in 1964, Don Honorio Ventura College of Arts and Trades in 1978. On February 2010, it became the first State University in Pampanga, Don Honorio Ventura Technical State University (DHVTSU).

This year celebrated its 150 years of existence. Some prominent and successful people in the Philippines mostly in Central Luzon studied in this school, that produces heroes like OFWs, engineers, educators, architects, artists, sportsmen, politicians, businesspersons, IT experts, technicians, beauticians, policemen, ship crews, government employees, employees in private sectors and good Samaritans. I love DHVTSU!


Go Diego and Alicia of Bulaon Philippines

Jerik and Angelica they do small stunning things to drive away the breeding areas of the killer dengue mosquitoes that makes big difference. Looking for empty cans and bottles, old tires with water. Drained or removed trapped water elsewhere they discovered. For their wonderful stuff they did, you say "Click!!!"

Go Diego with Alicia (a great educational cartoon)

Jerik and Angelica are the reality Diego and Alicia of our lives. They help the community even they are young the same age as fictional cartoon character Diego and Alicia. They do community services with the adult members of Mormon Helping Hands (The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter Day Saints) in Bulaon, Northville-14, San Rafael, Mexico in Pampanga, Philippines. They also clean the streets, parks and schools. They removed clogs from the drainage holes metal screen bars and painted it. They are young modern day heroes.

Dora the Explorer !!!

Bulaon Branch Mormon Helping Hands Volunteers in action.


Kristiana Vasarina

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Storm Surge hit Metro Manila

Storm surge hit Metro Manila with West of Central Luzon, Olongapo City, Bataan, Batangas and Cavite area. While typhoon Pedring wrestled the Northern Island of Luzon (September 27, 2011). A storm surge is an offshore rise of water associated with a low pressure system (typhoon, hurricane, cyclone or wili-wili). Storm surges are caused primarily by high winds pushing on the ocean's surface. The wind causes the water to pile up higher than the ordinary sea level plus the factor of high tide. It is this combined effect of low pressure and persistent wind over a shallow water body which is the most common cause of storm surge flooding problems. Storm surges are Tsunami Juniors but sometimes they are as size as Tsunami that can kills up to 6,000 to 12,000 casualties like in Galveston, Texas in1900. So don't play with the surges they are dangerous. Typhoon Pedring's storm surge fury destroyed the sea walls of the bay walk in Roxas Boulevard in Manila. Stone bricks are scattered like in a modern war scenario.  
Photo courtesy of After the Torchlight 

Storm Surge by Typhoon Pedring (local name) / Typhoon Nesat (international name) in Roxas Boulevard in Metropolis Manila 

Dunking Storm Surge that destroyed the sea walls.


Philippine Dragon Boat Team

Philippine Dragon Boat Team aka Pinoy Dragon Warriors will go for another record-breaking finish in the upcoming 10th International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) World Championships in August 3-7, 2011 in Tampa, Florida, USA. The team, which calls itself “Pinoy Dragon Warriors," is the reigning world dragon boat champion in the men’s  200-meter event.
Headed by team captain Usman Anterola, the 25-man team is a mix of Philippine Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard personnel, and reinforced by the best civilian women paddlers. Coach by Nestor Ilagan, despite lack of government funding, the PDBF team won the gold for men’s 200 meters in the 2007 World Championships held in Sydney, Australia. Back then, they set the world record of 42.16 seconds. In 2009, the PDBF successfully defended its and reset its previous record of 40.02 seconds at the World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic. The Philippines doubled its gold medal haul as it also won the Mixed Division. (3 times World Champions & with 7 times World Records)
Thanks for the support of Asia Brewery Incorporated’s Cobra Energy Drink and Philippine Airlines (PAL). The Philippines Dragon Boat Warriors are Philippines greatest sporting heroes, too. Like our boxing heroes, bowling heroes, billiards heroes, wushu heroes, arnis heroes, taekwondo poomsae heroines and among others.

Highlights of the World Champions

The David over the Goliath (s)

Photo & video courtesy of ABS-CBN


South Sudan

The birth of the newest nation. South Sudan celebrated its first day as an independent nation Saturday July 09, 2001, raising its flag before tens of thousands of cheering citizens elated to reach the end of a 50-year struggle. U.S. President Barack Obama called the day a new dawn after the darkness of war, while visiting dignitaries offered both congratulations and prodding for South Sudan and its former ruler, Sudan, to avoid a return to conflict over serious and unresolved disagreements. "We are free at last," some chanted, flags draped around their shoulders.

South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit

South Sudan Capital: Juba

People: South Sudanese

Population: 8,260,500

Currency: South Sudanese Pound


Superfood Philippines

There are lots of Super Foods that are available in the market or in our home gardening backyard. They contains vitamins A, B-Complex, C, D and K.And also dietary minerals such as Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc and so on. They contains antioxidant and phytochemicals that prevents cancer.Antioxidants are natural chemicals which prevent oxidation inside your body. Oxidation is a process which damages cells when they react with oxygen. This damage including premature aging, degenerative diseases and some cancers. Antioxidants absorb or stop the oxygen from damaging cells and in theory reduce the risk of any conditions related to that damage. A common antioxidant you are probably aware of is vitamin C (otherwise known as ascorbic acid). While Phytochemicals are natural chemical compounds found in plants and animals, but which are not essential for human life. Essential vitamins and minerals are proven to be required by our bodies for us to survive, whereas we're only just beginning to understand the uses and benefits of phytochemicals. Lots of the amazing anti-cancer and anti-heart disease effects of super foods are linked to various phytochemicals.

Some of the best super foods are available in the Philippines like:
Moringa / Malungay, Avocado / Alligator pear, Chesa, Saluyot, Sweet potatoes, Kangkong / Swamp cabbage, Tomatoes, Broccoli, Hot pepper, Honey, Virgin coconut oil, Dark chocolate, Spinach, Okra, Soy, Sprouts, Wild Salmons, Eggs, Garlic, Onions, Radishes, Carrot, Dragon Fruit, other Green leafy vegetables and citrus fruits.
Other super foods found in other parts of the world like Acai, Gogi berries, Extra virgin olive oil, Walnut, Yogurt, Korean Kimchi, Barley, Kiwis, Quinoa, Berries, Almond and among other fruits, vegetables, foods and drinks. 

Photos courtesy of www.news.com.au & www.dailyperricone.com  


Mormon Helping Hands Bulaon Branch / Ward

Jubilee Community Service Program (CSP) of Bulaon Branch / Angeles Philippines Stake with service man-hours of 5,336 within 134 events in four years (January 10, 2008 - May 26, 2011). The Latter Day Saints Volunteers / Mormon Helping Hands spearheaded by Pres. Marbella, Bradpete and Mang Sidro of the Branch Presidency with auxiliary leaders and full-time missionaries. In the span of for years we did cleaning vacant lots and planted vegetables (chillies, sigarilyas, cassava, moringa known as malungay, okra, tomatoes, ube, oregano, spinach, talelung, ampalaya, sweet potatoes, pechay, patola, etc.), and in harvest time we shared it to the members and needy people. We also cleaned streets, roads, parks, children parks, sports gyms, multi-purpose gyms, hospital grounds, schools, pre-schools, drainage system, houses, residential lots, gardens, flower boxes, etc. We repaired chairs, bicycles, tri-wheelers, houses, roofs, etc. We painted barangay hall's benches, check-point barrier,  flower boxes, street gutters, garbage-stands for segregation (nabubulok & di-nabubulok), tri-wheeler, rusty drainage holes' screens, etc.We donated clothes, shoes, slippers, bags, second-hand lumber/wood, cabinets, wafer, snacks & toys to the needy families and Aeta's community. Removed stagnant waters to prevent Dengue mosquitoes. We did Bayanihan Lipat Bahay (helping families in residential transfer). Collected water and firewood; donated used big cartons & boxes use as bedsheets, donated used papers to start up in cooking (using firewood); shared cassava, vegetables, rice, bread, and canned goods to the indigent families. We are volunteer mailman/postman, too. And luckily we delivered the two important documents like cheques/checks that are 2 months late and the old woman is very grateful and expressed her gratitude. Some are upset 'cos the mails are late but smiles & expressed their thanks for our volunteerism.. Assisted senior citizen, afflicted person and animals. Watered the dried and endangered small trees and plants. Saved animals like turtle, rat snakes and beneficial spiders & insects back to their habitat. Educated children not to destroys plants and kills animals just for fun. Trimmed trees to prepare for rainy and stormy season. Assisted women in the midst of flood in San Fernando (Ondoy era). Assisted women, older person and children with heavy luggage, boxes and bags. Assisted in harvesting fruits (red & yellow cashews, guava, camias & moringa pods), planting trees, shrubs & flowers in riverbanks. Saved plants from garbage and planted in vacant lots & riverbanks. Pushed car & jeep that ran out of gas & battery power, pushed broken tri-wheelers & scavengers' cart in long distance and pushed two tri-wheelers crossing the river. They gave big smiles and expressed their gratitude. Doing volunteerism in the midst of storm to removed clog (plastics & dried leaves) from drainage holes' screens to avoid street floods, removed fallen branches the blocked the main roads & streets, made water passage, used buckets & dustpan to save stores from flooding.  Mr. Yang Hyeon Gyu (Mr. Nice Guy) of Catholic University of Busan & me played basketball with street-children and we fed them. Watered unpaved dusty roads specially during Christmas and New Year. Played games with street children and do Family Home Evening with them. Shared the Emergency Preparedness 72-Hour Kit.

We made the people happy. Grandmothers said, "I want my grandchildren to be benevolent like them. Mothers' said, "I want my kids to be handsome and pretty like these persons". Men said, "You're doing great!" Most people put there smiles on us. A mother of Catholic priest said, "I'm happy 'cos there are still kind person like you". When we do good we feel good. We expressed our gratitude for the barangay, homeowners associations, schools, government and community officials and friendly neighborhood who hallowed us in doing this wonderful service to fellow beings and unto the nature.

We thanks the volunteers namely late Apung Bernabe Mercado, Apung Inocencia "Ising" and family, Isidro Puno Sr., Rosalina Puno & family, Mary Carreon & family, Jeaniviv Teopengco & family, Romeo Atayde, Elsa Atayde & family, Pamela Dimacali & siblings, Rey Cruz, Catalina Cruz & family, Evelyn Sanchez & family, Wilma Tayag & family, Maryann Abad & family, Ruth Carreon, Mary Nicole Carreon, Cristine Carreon, Digna de Guzman & family, Medlyn Villanueva & family, Rivera Family,  Lilia Cuyos & Segovia families. Mae Suyom, Ellaine Sarah Cuellar, Ramboo & friends of San Rafael Mexico, Pres. Pabs & Karyl Marbella & family, Aileen David and volunteers from Saudi & Iraq Sitio Bulaon. Aurora Pasion & grandchildren, Tirso Pamande & family, Carmen Rodulfa & family, Noel Allam Soriano & family of Isabela, Karen Lopez of Mexico, Virginia Pingul, Jackielou Bungay, April Love Bansil, Francis Torres, Angelo Yap, Mercy, Teresa Tibor & Jarnel Ebres of Bicol, Lola Teresita Cruz, Val Soriano, Frietcher Puno, Arvin Castillo & Wilmay Castillo, late Felix Matic Sr., Ernesto Garung & grandchildren, Fernando Formentera Sr. & Family, Rolly Casquio & family, Maryann Alurmo, Angelica Alurmo a.k.a. Dora & Jerick Alurmo a.k.a. Diego & family. Daryl Jake Esmeria & family, Marieta Yambao & family for sharing buckets; Joan Salayug & her little sister; Julian Espiritu & her family, Yolly Dela Rosa & family for borrowing pail. (And we thank also Pres. R. C. Suyom, Sister Suyom, Sister Palo, Dit, Reylord and among others who did CSP in early 2000. Tagorda Family, Pres. Reynold & Bro. Teopengco in mid - 2000 for their wonderful support in our early days doing National Day of Services).Transportation primarily walking; bicycles of Bradpete, Isidro Sr., May Puno, Teopengco Family (4), Aurora, Atayde, Bansil-Sanchez-Torres (3), Tayag & Garung; Sidecars of Tayag & Soriano; Tri-wheeler of Puno (drivers-Bradpete & Tang Zid), Val, Atayde; Tricycles of Pamande, Segovia & Lopez; Owner-type Jeep ni Back (driver Bradpete); car of Pres. Pabs, XLT Jeep of Shaws. Thank a lot (Maraming Salamat).

Full-Time Missionaries who supported the project namely Sister Otumaka, Sister Fonua, Sister Igcas, Sister Lagan, Sister Lopez, Elder Lucillo, Elder Aparri, Elder Baranta, Elder Villegas, Elder Matthew Vaughn, Sister Bunayog, Sister Caminong, Sister Roque, Sister Gorgonio, Sister Brunson, Elder Magsino, Elder Whitehead, Elder Antioquia, Elder Burog and Elder Andrus. And we always remember the big helped of the Angeles Zone led by E. Magsino, some wave led by Elder Abao, the last visitation of Sister Gorgonio with Sister Briggs, Sister Mains and bunch of Elders & Sisters. We also thank Sister Vanwagoner's two days missionary work in Bulaon.

National Day of Service last 23th of April 2011 (beautify Bulaon Barangay Hall).

The stats in 4 years Jubilee Community Service Projects.
Total Man-Hours - 5,336

Angeles Philippines Stake Jubilee Presentation

It's so great event and miraculously with divine intervention. "Cos they said that day its rain cats and dogs in the area of Pampanga. People said "Its raining in Angeles City, City of San Fernando, Mexico, Bacolor and Mabalacat but there is no rain here". But in this venue before the start of the big event strong winds and some droplets for a minute but people prayed and the Lord drove away the dark clouds. The people enjoyed the awesome event at basketball court of The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter Day Saints in Essel Park, Telabastagan, City of San Fernando, Pampanga. Its a miracle and wonderful cultural show of singing and dancing (Kapampangan folk songs & cultural dances). (05/14/2011) Let's preserve Kapampangan Culture.

 Opening and Philippine National Anthem.

The dark clouds of rain drove away.

Kapampangan Cultural Folk Songs & Church Hymns.

Sinukuan Dance (Pampanga Folk Dance)

Sinukuan Dance performed by: Bulaon Branch, San Fernando 1st & 2nd Ward and Sto. Tomas Branch.

  Itik - Itik (Folk Dance)

  Banga performed by: Pandan Ward, Balibago Ward, Angeles Ward & Arayat Branch

 Banga Princess (Pandan)


Ortelanu performed by: Mabalacat Ward, Dau Branch & Sta. Lucia Branch

Dancing Lights

The Beautiful Sky during the Angeles Philippines Stake Jubilee Presentation


Ortelanung Mais


Jason Castro

Real Name: Jason William Castro
Moniker: Astro Boy
Birthdate: June 30, 1986
Birthplace: Pampanga.
High School: Don Honorio Ventura College of Arts and Trade [DHVCAT] (now Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University [ DHVTSU ] )
College: Philippine Christian University (PCU)
Height: 5'11"

  • 2004-06 NCAA Mythical 5 Selection
  • 2006-07 PBL Mythical 5 Selection
  • 2006-07 PBL Most Valuable Player
  • 2006-2007 PBL Showcase Skills Challenge Champion
  • 2007-08 PBL Mythical 5 Selection
  • 2007-2008 PBL Unity Cup Most Valuable Player
  • 2007-08 PBL Silver Cup Most Valuable Player
  • 2008 Brunei Cup Most Valuable Player
  • 2008 Malaysia Basketball League Most Valuable Player playing for the Singapore Slingers
  • 2009 Sports Digest PSA Fetes Nation’s Brightest Stars Awardee
  • 2009 PBA Mr. Quality Player of the Year
  • 2010-2011 PBA Philippine Cup Finals MVP
  • 2010-2011 PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals MVP 
  • 2010-2011 PBA Most Improve Player
  • 2010-2011 PBA Mr. Quality Minutes Award
  • 2013 FIBA Asia Best Point Guard (Mythical Five)

  • 2004 Philippine NCAA Champion (PCU)
  • SEABA 2006 Basketball Men Champion
  • PBL Champions with (Harbor Centre Batang Pier) 2X
  • PBA Champion with (Talk n' Text Tropang Texter) 2X


Oh my Galit

Galit means anger in Tagalog (national language of the Philippines). According to Isagani Casamiro. One cause of a host of illnesses of the body is anger. Externally the face may freeze in a frown or perspire in an air conditioned place. The opposite is also true, the body trembles even when the weather is hot. Internally, anger affects the function of the brain, bone, blood, heart, adrenaline, muscles and hormones. It has terrible cost, too, in reduced social support from family members, relatives, friends, neighbors, and workmates. Risky behavior is another which ends in the hospital, cell, or grave. What prompts the person to anger? Usually it is connected to stress. Stress triggers the release of a hormone called "cortisol" which gives the body a quick burst of energy. When the person gets angry, the body reacts by increasing the heart rate to 180 beats a minute while the blood pressure is raised from 120 over 80 to 220 over 130. Although the body is able to adjust to normal levels, significant, and accumulated stress that trigger anger can contribute to disease and eventually death. Apart from these two, the other effects of anger include rapid breathing, abnormal pulse rate, tension in muscles, blood sugar imbalance, decrease in bone density, poor immune response, slow metabolism, and impaired thinking ability. Given these effect, the physiology of anger is something everybody needs to be aware of. Nobody can afford to ignore them. Thousands of years ago before the scientific studies, the Bible, in simple and clear terms, made a connection between emotional state [anger for this matter] and physical health. See: Psalm 37:8; Ecclesiastes 7:9 and Matthew 5:21-25. The words of Jesus Christ can heal anger what medicine cannot. I do express my gratitude to Mr. Isagani Casimiro (gain_casimiro@yahoo.com) for this wonderful article. And of course my beloved mother who shown to me this great stuff to read. Belated Happy Mother's Day.


Philippine Football History

The first official football game match held in Manila 15th of October 1907. And the Philippines - the first football federation in Asia. Sandow football team won the beautiful silver cup donated by then Governor-General Hon. William H. Taft.   They enjoyed some success in its early years between 1913 and 1934 in the Far Eastern Games. 1913 inaugural champion (gold medal) (first Asian Regional Champion) as hosted the games in Manila. Then they got 7 silvers and 2 bronzes in the next 9 editions. First international appearance 1 February 1913. Philippines 0 - 1 China. Biggest run Japan 2 - 15 Philippines (10 May 1917) (*Alcantara played here) in Tokyo, Japan. While the biggest setback was Japan 15 - 0 Philippines (27 September1967) in capital of Japan.

We sent the first Asian born player to Europe / first Asian nation to send in Europe to such famous team F C Barcelona Club (Spain) and known to be the best Filipino football player of all time. The Filipino export named Paulino Alcantara [aka El Rompe Redes (The Net Breaker)] F C Barcelona club record holder of 357 goals in 357 matches, sounds like Muslim Magnum 357 one of the action movie of famous Philippine Movie King Fernando Poe Jr Alcantara won 17 titles with F C Barcelona (Spain), 2 titles with Bohemian Sporting Club (Philippines) and got silver medal for Philippines in 1917 Far Eastern Games in Tokyo, Japan.

(Photos of El Rompe Redes [the Net Breaker] courtesy of Philstar.com) 

The PH XI 4th Place finished in President Aquino Cup. Versus Guandong, China 2 - 0, Russia 5 - 0, and their lone goal against South China AA clubside from Hong Kong 5 - 1 Philippines. 1993 Philippine International Cup the host finished 4th place. Best games of the 1970s, 1971 Merdaka Cup 4 - 4 vs Singapore and at least lone goal vs. Indonesia, India, Hong Kong and Thailand. 1972 Jakarta Anniversary Tournament best play vs South Korea 1 - 1 draw. 1972 Merdaka Cup best play vs Sri Lanka 1 - 4 Philippines, 2 - 2 vs Khmer Republic and 1 - 1 vs Burma. 1977 SEAGames, Brunei 1 - 4 Philippines and 1 - 1 vs Indonesia. In 1980s, 1981 Jakarta Anniversary Tournament best game PHL Booters 2 - 1 Malaysia B. Biggest loss to Universidad de Guadalajara of Mexico 0 - 12. 1985 Bangkok SEAGames PHL Women Team brought home a bronze medal behind Thailand - gold and Singapore - silver. 1990's, 1991 Manila SEAGames best plays PHI Tri-Stars 1 - 0 Malaysia, 2 - 2 vs Vietnam. Semis PHI Tri-Stars 2 - 6 Thailand. Battle for 3rd, Singapore 2 - 0 PHI Tri-Stars -4th Place. Best game in Asian Games in 1958 they beat host Japan 0 - 1 Philippines to enter the best finish quarter-finalist but dropped to Indonesia 3 - 1 Philippines. 2004 Tiger Cup best play Philippine Tri-Stars 2 - 1 Timor Leste.

Philippine Azkals Era 2010 Long Teng Cup success in Taiwan. Philippine Azkals vs HongKong 2 - 4, vs Chinese Taipei 1 - 1 and overwhelmed Macao 5 - 0. And bag the bronze medal. Tournament top scorer Ian Araneta of the Philippines. Fair Play Team Award goes to the Philippine Azkals.  

2010 AFF Suzuki Cup. Qualifying Tournament; Philippine Azkals vs Timor Leste 5 - 0, vs Laos 2 - 2 and vs Cambodia 0 - 0. Qualifying champ Laos and runner up Philippines Azkals joined AFF Suzuki Cup finals stage. Philippines Azkals draw vs Singapore 1 - 1, biggest upset in history by beating defending champion Vietnam 2 - 0 and scoreless draw against Myanmar. Semi-finals both in Indonesia. Best finished and known to be the rebirth of the Philippine Football Team. The home team won both games 0 - 1 each (aggregate score Indonesia 2 - 0 Philippine Azkals). Tune-up games Philippines Azkals won over Central Philippine University International Football Team with young Koreans 4 - 1. AFC Qualifying vs Mongolia White Wolves at home Philippine Azkals 2 - 0. Preparation for Mongolia in game 2. Tune up game in Japan to prepare for the subzero cold weather in Ulan Bator. Philippine Azkals vs Kanto Gakuin University 0 - 4 and 1 - 8 losses. Away home in Mongolia they got 1 goal - 2 Mongolia won but the Azkals win aggregate tally 3 - 2 to move to the next qualifying round vs Myanmar, Bangladesh and Palestine. Azkals vs Myanmar with home court advantage end up 1 - 1 draw. Azung Kalye (street dogs / stray dogs) scoreless draw against Palestine. Then salvaged a historic win vs Bangladesh Bengal Tigers at tune of 3-0. Qualifying champ Palestine and qualifying runner-up the Philippine Azkals. Now Philippine Azkals on AFC 2012 Finals, for the first time in the history. And the next assignment 2014 World Cup qualifying first round vs. Sri Lanka. If the Azkals win second round vs. Kuwait.

Philippine Azkals Highlights

Philippine Azkals Best Goals

Azkals Fever - Azkals Fans - Azkals Barks 



The main causes of liver damage are:

1. Sleeping too late and waking up too late are the main cause.
2. Not urinating in the morning.
3. Too much eating.
4. Skipping breakfast.
5. Consuming to much medication.
6. Consuming too much preservatives,additives, food coloring and artificial sweeteners.
7. Consuming of unhealthy cooking oil. As much as possible reduce cooking oil when frying, which includes even the best cooking oils like olive. Do not consume fried foods when you are tired, except if the body is very fit.
8. Consume raw (overly done) foods also add to the burden of the liver. Veggies should be eaten raw or cook 3 to 5 parts. Fried veggies should be finish in one sitting, do not store.

We should prevent this without necessarily spending more. We just have to adopt a good daily lifestyle and eating habits. Maintaining good eating habits and time condition are very important for our bodies to absorb and get rid of unnecessary chemicals according to schedule.


Evening at 9:00pm - 11:00pm: is the time for eliminating unnecessary toxic chemicals (detoxification) from the antibody system (lymph nodes) . This time duration should be spent by relaxing or listening to music. If during this time a housewife is still in not relaxed state such as washing the dishes or monitoring children doing their homework, this will have a negative impact on health.

Evening at 11:00pm - 1:00am: is the detoxification process in liver, and ideally should be done i a deep sleep state.

Early morning 1:00am - 3:00am: detoxification process in the gall, also ideally done in a deep sleep state.

Early morning 3:00am - 5:00am: detoxification process in the lungs. Therefore there will sometimes be a severe cough for the cough sufferers during this time. Since the detoxification process had reached the respiratory tract, there is no need to take cough medicine so as no to interfere with toxin removal process.

Morning 5:00am - 7:00am: detoxification in the colon, you should empty you bowel.

Morning 7:00am - 9:00am: adsorption of nutrients in the small intestine, you should be having breakfast at this time. Breakfast should be earlier, before 6:30am, for those who are sick. Breakfast before 7:30am is very beneficial to those who wanting to stay fit. Those who always skip breakfast, they should change their habits, and it is still better to eat breakfast late until 9:00am - 10:00am rather than no meal at all.

Sleeping so late and waking up too late will disrupt the process of removing unnecessary chemicals. Aside from that, midnight - 4:00am is the time when the bone marrow produce blood. Therefore, have a good sleep and don't sleep late.

I want to express  my gratitude to Alma Grace for this article.     

(photo courtesy of Robert Dale)



MANILA, Philippines - The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is out to clean the metropolis "Singapore style."

The MMDA under Chaiman Francis Tolentino has in its corner Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Ramon Paje who was given instructions by the President himself to implement the same strictness as Singapore when it comes to keeping the streets clean.

"President (Benigno) Noynoy (Aquino III) told me, 'I want you to clean Metro Manila Singapore style,"' Paje said during the launch of the MMDA's "Metro Ko, Love Ko" anti-littering program earlier this month.

Tolentino called it a great proposal on the part of the president. "Napakaganda pong panukala iyon. Makikipagtulungan po ako sa mga metro mayors pati na ang DENR at iba't ibang ahensiya. Pipilitin po naming tuparin yung tagubilin ng ating mahal na pangulo.

"(That is a great proposal. I will be seeking the help of the metro mayors as well as that of the DENR and different agencies. We will strive to follow the order of our beloved president)."

The DENR chief praised Tolentino for taking the lead in getting tough against litterbugs, wherein the violators are literally made to pay for their mistakes as with the case in the Philippines' Southeast Asian neighbor.

It would be recalled that Tolentino tapped "environmental enforcers" for the strict implementation of Republic Act (R.A.) 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 and MMDA Regulation No. 96-009 or the Anti-Littering Ordinance last September. Since then, the agency has apprehended over 21,000 litterbugs in Metro Manila.

The MMDA chairman said the environmental enforcers have been deputized to monitor the major thoroughfares of Metro Manila. Individuals caught spitting or indiscriminately throwing waste like cigarette butts and candy wrappers are issued environmental violation receipts (EVRs).

EVRs have corresponding fines ranging between P500 and P1,000. Failure to pay a fine means that the violator would have to undergo eight to 16 hours of community service, the MMDA said.

Paje commended the agency's recent initiatives for the environment, which include the "Lingap sa Barangay" cleanup drives and the "Estero Declaration" with the 17 mayors of Metro Manila for the rehabilitation and protection of important waterways.

News Courtesy of Manila Bulletin (Philippines Leading Broadsheet) 
Photo Courtesy of Andre Salvador

I love to see Manila to be clean like Calgary, Canada; Honolulu, Helsinki, Ottawa, Minneapolis, Oslo, Stockholm,  Zurich, Katsuyama, Japan; Bern, Montreal, Vancouver, Boston, Lexington Ky; Pittsburgh, Nunberg, Germany; Geneva, Auckland, NZ; Wellington, Dublin and among others like Singapore City the cleanest in Southeast Asia region. I love the Philippines to be clean by cleaning the surroundings and  planting trees with care until it survive by its own.   


Hot Air Balloon Festival in Pampanga 2011

February 10 THURSDAY

Hot Air Balloon Flights 5:30-7:00AM
Paragliding Exhibition 6:30-7:30AM
Ultralight Aircraft Formation Flying 7:40-8:15AM
Ultralight Bomb Dropping Audience Participation 8:15-9:00AM
Aerobatic Flight Display 9:00-9:40AM
Kite Flying Exhibition 9:40-10:00AM
AOPA Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Competition 10:00-10:45AM
Sky Diving Exhibition 10:45-11:30AM
R/C Demonstration Flying 11:30-12:00PM
Open 12:00-1:00PM
Sky Diving Exhibition 1:00-2:00PM
AOPA Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting 2:00-2:45PM
Aerobatic Flight Display 3:45-4:30PM
Rocketry Demonstration 4:30-5:00PM
Ultralight Formation Flying 5:00-5:20PM
Hot Air Balloon Fly-In 5:20-6:00PM
Hot Air Balloon Flights 5:30-7:00AM
Paragliding Exhibition 6:30-7:30AM
Ultralight Aircraft Flyby & Flour Bombing 7:40-8:30AM
Aerobatic Air Show 8:30-9:15AM
R/C Helicopter Show 9:30-9:50AM
AOPA Aircraft Flyby 9:50-10:30AM
AOPA Aircraft Balloon-Bursting Competition 10:30-11:15AM
Skydiving Exhibition 11:15-12:00PM
Choreographed Kite Flying Exhibition 12:30-1:30PM
Fire Fighting Exhibition 1:30-2:15PM
Skydiving Exhibition 2:15-3:00PM
Wings Over Asia Aviators Gathering Seminar 3:00-6:00PM
Rocketry Demonstration 3:00-3:45PM
Aerobatic Flight Display 4:00-4:30PM
Paragliding Exhibition 4:30-5:15PM
Hot Air Balloon Flights 5:30-6:00PM
Hot Air Balloon Flight 5:30-7:00AM
Paragliding Exhibition 6:30-7:30AM
Ultralight Aircraft Flyby 7:40-8:30AM
Krukspec Airsoft Speedball Competition 8:30-5:00PM
Aerobatic Flight Display 8:30-9:15AM
Search and Rescue Flying Exhibition 9:15-10:00AM
AOPA-P, Wings Over Asia, Thai Flying Club Flyby 10:00-10:45AM
Skydiving Exhibition 10:45-11:15AM
AOPA Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Competition 11:15-12:00PM
Kite Flying Exhibition 12:00-12:45PM
Open 12:45-1:15PM
Piper Turboprop bly by of Ed/Citation Mustang fly-by 1:15-1:45PM
Skydiving Exhibition 1:45-2:15PM
AOPA Light Aircraft Balloon-Bursting Competition 2:15-3:00PM
Choreographed Kite Flying Exhibition 3:00-3:45PM
Aerobatic Flight Display 3:45-4:30PM
Rocketry Demonstration 4:30-5:00PM
Ultralight Flyby 5:00-5:30PM
RC Airplane Flying Demonstration 5:30-5:45PM
Hot Air Balloon Flight 5:45-6:15PM
Hot Air Balloon Night Glow 6:45-7:30PM
Aviators Ball 7:00PM-onwards
Hot Air Balloon Flights 5:30-7:00AM
Paragliding Exhibition 6:30-7:30AM
Ultralight Aircraft Flyby & Flour Bombing 7:30-8:30AM
Krukspec Airsoft Speedball Competition 8:00-5:00PM
AOPA-P, Wings Over Asia, Thai Flying club Fly-by 8:30-9:30AM
R/C Helicopter Show 9:30-10:00AM
Helicopter Flying Exhibition 10:00-10:30AM
Skydiving Exhibition 10:30-11:00AM
AOPA Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Competition 11:00-12:00PM
Choreographed Kite Flying Exhibition 12:30-1:15PM
Ultralight Flying Display 1:15-2:00PM
RC Airplane Flying Demonstration 2:00-2:30PM
AOPA Light Airplane Ballon Bursting Finals 2:30-3:30PM
Aerobatic Exhibition 3:30-4:15PM
Rocketry Demonstration 4:15-4:45PM
Microlight & Ultralight Flyby 4:45-5:30PM
Hot Air Balloon Night Glow 5:30-6:45PM
Crew and Awards Night Party 7:30PM



Cebu is an island province in the Philippines. Cebu City is the oldest city in the Philippines. Known Queen of the South. Cebuano is the official language spoken in Cebu and it is also spoken in most areas of the central Philippines. Cebu is one of the best in the world. The United Kingdom based Condé Nast Traveler Magazine named Cebu the seventh best island destination in the Indian Ocean-Asia region in 2007. And eighth best Asian-Pacific island destination in 2005, seventh in 2004 and in 2009. One of the cleanest city in the Philippines. And in my entire 5-day visit. It was peaceful and I never saw any people saying any bad words or feud in the street. People are kind and polite. It was clean and as peaceful a Clarkfield in Pampanga. Lots of tourists visits this great Islands of Cebu. Come and visit the beautiful island of Cebu.

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List of Traditional Landmark
  • Basilaca Minore del Sto. Nino
  • Fort San Pedro
  • Lapu-Lapu Shrine
  • Magellan's Cross
  • Magellan's Shrine
  • Cebu Philippines Temple
  • Cebu Taoist Temple
  • Sinulog Festival - the premier religious festival celebrated every third Sunday of January.