6.30.2011

PNOY, after 1 year

The Speech of President Aquino a year after he became the Philippine President, Courtesy of the Official Gazette:

Talumpati
ng
Kagalang-galang Benigno S. Aquino III
Pangulo ng Pilipinas
Sa anibersayo ng kanyang panunumpa bilang pangulo
[Inihayag sa PhilSports Arena, Pasig City noong ika-30 ng Hunyo 2011]
Mga minamahal ko pong kababayan,
Isang taon na rin nga po pala ang lumipas. Naaalala pa po kaya ng lahat ang pinagdaananan na po natin? Dati, kapag nakarinig ka ng wangwang sa kalsada, wala ka nang magawa, hindi ho ba, kundi tumabi. Ang pinakamatayog mong pangarap ay makakuha ng VISA para makapagtrabaho sa ibang bansa. Matutulog ka nang mahimbing sana, ngunit gigisingin ka ng bahang halos umabot na sa iyong higaan, dahil wala man lang babalang ipinaabot sa iyo ang PAGASA. Ilan po ba sa atin ang sumuko na at nagsabing wala na sigurong makakamit na hustisya ang limampu’t pitong Pilipinong minasaker sa Maguindanao?
Naalala po ba ninyo ang panahon kung kailan kapag may maririnig kang masamang balita, ‘di mo man lang makuhang umiling dahil alam mong may mas masahol pang parating? Noon, sabay-sabay ang mga Pilipinong nagbuntong-hininga: tiisin na lang natin, tutal patapos na rin naman ito. ‘Di po ba’t nabigla tayong lahat nang umangat ang ekonomiya bago mag-eleksyon noong isang taon—iyon po pala, kaya umangat, nakaantabay na, hindi lang tayo kundi ang buong mundo, sa pagbaba ng administrasyong Arroyo, at sa napipintong pagtatapos ng kalbaryo ng Pilipino. ‘Di po ba’t parang kahapon lang nang iabot ninyo sa akin ang naghihingalong liwanag ng pag-asa, at tinawag ninyo ako upang ipaglaban ang atin pong daang matuwid?
Sa panahon pong tinawag ako ng taumbayan, ni isang karatula o polyeto ay wala pa po akong naiimprenta, dahil alam naman po n’yo, wala po talaga akong kabalak-balak tumakbo. Hindi ko po inambisyon na sagupain ang dambuhalang problema na ipapamana ni Ginang Arroyo—mga problemang pilit kong hinadlangan noong nasa Kamara de Representantes tayo, at sa Senado pa lang ako. At nakita ko na rin naman, sa karanasan ng pumanaw kong ina, kung gaano kabigat ang tungkulin maging isang Pangulo, lalo pa kung mamanahin niya ay sistemang nilapastangan. Tinanong ko ang aking sarili: kakayanin ko kayang kumpunihin ang lahat ng ito?
Malalim ang pagmumuning dinaanan ko bago tumugon sa inyong panawagan. Ngunit nang abutan po ako ng garapong puno ng barya para lamang makatulong sa kampanya; nang salubungin ako ng madlang ‘di man lamang makabili ng payong na panangga sa init ng araw; nang sinabi ninyo sa aking hindi ako nag-iisa—hindi ko po itong masikmurang tanggihan. Hindi ko po kinayang sabihin na, “pasensya na kayo, naduduwag po ako, at gusto ko pa sanang humaba ang buhay ko.” Ang sinabi ko po noon: Pilipino, kasama mo ako. Itutuwid natin ang baluktot, tatanggalin natin ang tiwali, at itatama natin ang mali.
Narito po tayo ngayon, isang taon matapos markahan ang wakas ng pamahalaang bulag at bingi sa hinaing ng kanyang mamamayan. Ipinasa po sa atin ang isang tahanang lumulundo ang kisame at bitak-bitak ang mga pader. Kinahoy na nga po ang mga muwebles, ipinangutang pa ang pamalit. Ang masaklap niyan, alam kong mamanahin natin ang mga utang na iyon, sampu ng lahat ng dumi na ikinalat nila.
Ang pinangangambahan nating pangit na daratnan, mas sukdulan at kasuklam-suklam pa pala ang tunay na kalagayan. Halimbawa: mula taong 1972 hanggang taong 2000, umabot sa 12.9 billion pesos ang utang ng NFA. Nang dumating si Ginang Arroyo, sa loob lamang po ng isang taon, o 2001, naiangat niya ang utang na iyan sa 18 bilyong piso. Ulitin ko lang po: Mula 12, isang taon na lumipas, naging 18 bilyong piso ang pagkakautang ng NFA. Hindi pa po siya nakuntento; pagbaba niya sa puwesto, ‘yung dating 12 billion na minana niya, nasa 177 billion pesos na po ang utang na ipinamana sa ating lahat. Isanlibong porsyento at mahigit pa ang itinaas ng utang ng NFA: record-breaking po talaga ang ginawa nilang pagbabaon sa atin sa utang, hindi ho ba?
Ganitong uri ng administrasyon ang humihikayat sa ating kilalanin ang kanilang mga nagawa, at tumuntong sa kanilang mga balikat. Ganitong uri ng administrasyon ang nagsasabing wala daw pagbabago, at sa malalim na bangin lamang tayo dadalhin ng tuwid na daan. Magpapaloko po pa ba tayo sa pagpupumilit nilang padudahin tayo, para sa pagkalito natin, magkaroon ng puwang na bumalik ang lumang sistema?
Hindi na po ako magsasayang ng panahon para makipagbangayan sa kanila. Nagpapasalamat na lamang po ako sa pag-amin ni Ginang Arroyo na ‘di umano’y kabaliktaran raw niya ako. Sa wakas, magkasundo rin po kami. Talagang magkabaliktad po kami.
Dahil hindi na nga po ako sasagot, hahayaan ko na lamang tumugon ang 21,800 pamilya ng sundalo at kapulisan na maaari na ngayong magkaroon ng disenteng tahanan bago matapos ang taong ito.
Dalawang linggo po, o halos dalawang linggo, inaasahan ko na tutuparin ng NHA na 4,000 doon sa unang 21,000 iyan ang ipagkakaloob na natin sa mga nararapat na kawani po ng gobyerno na bibilang sa hanay ng kapulisan at kasundaluhan—at umpisa pa lang ho iyan.
Hahayaan ko na lang tumugon ang mga maralitang kababayan nating nakarehistro na sa Conditional Cash Transfer program. Apat na araw mula ngayon, sasaksihan ko po mismo ang paglagda ng ika-dalawang milyong benepisyaryo ng CCT. Uulitin ko lang po, two million na po ang na-i-enroll natin sa CCT pagdating ng July 4.
Hahayaan ko na lang din pong tumugon ang halos 240,000 magsasaka na nakikinabang na ngayon sa mahigit 2,000 kilometrong farm-to-market roads na nailatag natin sa loob lamang ng isang taon.
Sila nga po ang tanungin natin? ‘Di ba’t malinaw ang pagbabago? Noon pong isang taon, barko-barkong toneladang bigas ang inaangkat, at katakut-takot din ang gastusin sa mga bodegang pinagtatambakan nito. 1.3 million metric tons lang po ang kailangan natin pampuno sa kakulangan ng ating ani, pero umangkat sila ng dalawang milyong metriko tonelada. Ngayon po, halos kalahati na lang ang inaangkat nating 660,000 metriko tonelada.
Hindi po tayo nag-magic para dumami ang bigas na inaani natin dito: itinutok lang po natin ang pondo ng irigasyon sa kung saan ito pinakamura at mabisa; pinalawak ang paggamit ng maiging klase ng binhi; at pinalawig din ang upland rice farming. Lahat po ito, nagdulot ng dagdag na labinlimang porsyento sa ating inani noong huling taon, at ng pinakamataas na ani sa kasaysayan ng dry season cropping. Pasensya na po kayo, bihira lang ako magtayo ng sariling bangko: 1.3 million tons kulang natin taon-taon. Itong unang taon natin, ang aangkatin 800,000—para may konting reserve—perso 600,000 tons na lang ang kakailanganin natin. (Kailangan pong i-irrigate ang atin pong lalamunan.) Palagay ko po, sa 2013, talagang pupurihin ko kaliwa’t kanan si Secretary Alcala ‘pag totoo nga po na self-sufficient sa rice na tayo sa 2013.
Noon pong isang taon, ilan po ba sa atin ang nangahas mangarap na ang bigas na ating isasaing, dito rin sa Pilipinas itatanim, aanihin, at bibilhin. Mukhang pong matutupad nga: nasabi ko nang ipinangako ni Secretary Proceso Alcala (dinidiin ko po para maalala natin lahat kung sino nangako) na bago matapos ang 2013, hindi na natin kailangan pang mag-angkat ng bigas mula sa ibang bansa.
Mantakin po ninyo: dahil sa tamang paggugol at pagtapal sa mga sugat sa sistema na tinatagasan ng pera ng bayan, nakalikom tayo ng dagdag na pondo upang magpatupad ng mga programang higit pa sa napaglaanang pondo sa ating General Approprations Act. Nagawa natin itong walang itinataas na buwis. Labindalawang bilyong piso na po ang tumutustos sa ating mga pangangailangan: mula sa Pantawid Pasada sa mga pampublikong sasakyan na tinamaan ng pagtaas ng presyo ng langis; hanggang sa pampasahod ng 10,000 nurse na nakadestino sa mga maralitang lalawigan; mula sa pambili ng mga modernong barko na magtatanod sa ating mga baybayin; hanggang sa marami pang ibang mga programa at proyektong totoong napapakinabangan ng kabuoan ng atin pong bansa.
Isipin na lang po ninyo kung hinayaan lang natin ang walang-saysay na paglustay sa kaban ng bayan. Baka po naglalakad na lang ang mga tsuper natin. Baka po ang mga nakaratay sa mga lalawigan ay nananatili pang ngumunguya ng dahon para lunasan ang kanilang mga karamdaman. At baka po patuloy na ngang miski mga isda ay hindi man lang masindak sa ating Hukbong Pandagat.
Pabahay, bigas, seguridad, pasahod, kalsada, pantawid pasada, at salbabida para sa mga kababayan nating nilulunod ng kahirapan: iyan po ang pagbabagong inaani natin ngayon. Alam naman po ninyo, hindi naman po natin nahukay ang kayamanan ni Yamashita para maipatupad ang mga ito. Hinabol lang po natin ang mga tiwali sa gobyerno, itinama natin ang pag-gugol ng pera, at itinuwid natin ang mga baluktot sa sistema.
Tingnan nga po lang natin ang ginawa nila sa Philippine National Construction Corporation: ni hindi nga po nila magawang mag-remit ng disenteng kita sa taumbayan, may kapal ng mukha pa silang umentuhan ang kanilang mga sarili. Limang pahina po ang memo na ipinasa sa akin ng bagong mga opisyal ng PNCC, na nagdedetalye ng mga katiwaliang kanilang naungkat at isinasaayos: mula sa mga walang-katuturang posisyon na pinasasahuran ng kalahating milyon kada buwan, hanggang sa mga cellphone plan na wala namang silbi sa kanilang katungkulan; mula sa mga kagamitang ibinebenta ng palugi para lamang di umanong kumapal ang kanilang bulsa, hanggang sa mga inimbento nilang fixed allowance na hindi bababa sa siyento mil kada buwan; lahat po iyan ay itinigil natin. Kaya naman ang dating monthly expense na 22 million pesos, naibaba na natin sa 11 million pesos.
Isa pa pong halimbawa itong kalokohang natuklasan natin sa PCSO. May pera sila para mag-over-budget sa patalastas na nagbabalandra ng mukha ng kung sino-sinong politiko sa telebisyon, pero wala silang pera para magbayad ng tatlong bilyong pisong utang sa mga ospital ng gobyerno. Dahil sa utang na di mabayaran—dahil sa katiwalian—ang mismong ospital na pinopondohan ng gobyerno, ayaw nang tanggapin ang garantiya ng kapwa nila sangay ng gobyerno. Isipin po n’yo iyon, itinayo, ‘di ba, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office—iba ho ang ginugulan ng charity.
‘Di po ba’t sasakit din ang batok ninyo sa kalakarang ito? Pagsisiwalat sa kalokohan, sa halip na pakikisawsaw sa katiwalian: ito po ang pagbabagong sinasabi natin.
Alam ko rin pong marami sa atin ang nag-aapurang anihin na ang mga bunga ng naipunla nating reporma. ‘Di ko naman po masisi ang taumbayang, dumaan sa isang dekada ng katiwalian, at ayaw nang maniwalang posibleng magkaroon ng gobyernong handang tumahak sa tuwid na daan. May ilan pong nahihirapang mapagtanto na kailangan nating magtulungan, magsaluhan, at mag-ambagan para maabot ang ating mga mithiin. Alam ko po ang pinanggagalingan ninyo: Ako man po ay nangangarap na bukas makalawa ay magising tayong may solusyon na sa bawat problemang minana natin. Ngunit alam ko pong mulat din kayo na wala ring maitutulong ang mabilisan, ngunit walang bisang solusyon. Kailangan ang maingat na paglalatag ng reporma, ang pagsigurong epektibo ang ating mga programa, at ang pangmatagalang mga tugon na hindi na magpapamana ng problema sa susunod na salinlahi.
Simple lang naman po, hindi ba? Nakita naman natin kung paano tayo nagdusa noong nakaraan, at nakita rin natin ang situwasyong gusto nating makamit sa kinabukasan. ‘Di po ba’t ngayon, buong-loob na nating pinupunan ang puwang sa pagitan ng mga tagang “sana” at ng “kaya,” at nakikilahok na rin ang bayan upang ang ating mga mithiin ay maabot na nating lahat sa wakas? ‘Di po ba’t ngayon, nasaang panig man tayo ng usapan, ang nagbubuklod pa rin sa atin ay malasakit para sa bayan? Ngayon po, bawat kibot natin, nasusundan na. Nagtataka ako: kung may isyu at magtikom ka ng labi, di maubos ang batikos sa akin. Kapag naman naghahayag ka ng kuro-kuro, pakialamero ang bansag sa akin. Kulang na lang po, kung minsan iniisip ko, hatiin ko ang aking katawan at maging manananggal na lang po ako para mapagbiyan ang lahat ng bumabatikos sa akin. Pero iyon po kasi, tanda lamang talaga na mayroong mga tao, ayaw nilang gumanda ang atin pong inang bansa.
Sinabi ko po sa inyo noong araw: kung walang corrupt walang mahirap. Katumbas ng tamang pamamahala ang direktang benepisyo sa taumbayan, lalo na sa mga kapos po sa buhay: bawat tableta ng gamot na pinopondohan ng gobyerno para sa ating maralitang kababayan, bawat pulgada ng kalsada, bawat pagkakataong makahanap ng disenteng pagkakakitaan—lahat po iyan ay bunga ng integridad at malasakit ng inyo pong pamahalaan na nakikipagtulungan sa sambayanan. Maliwanag po ang patutunguhan natin, at diretso tayong tutungo po doon. Ang serbisyong nakalaan para sa inyo ay dumarating sa inyo: hindi napupunta sa bulsa ng mga naghahari-hariang kung tinignan ampaw naman pala.
Malayo na po ang narating natin sa loob lamang ng isang taon. Isipin na lang po ninyo kung gaano pa katayog ang mga maaabot natin sa susunod na limang taon. Saksi ang Pilipino at ang buong mundo: Nagbubunga na ang pagbagtas natin sa tuwid na landas. Ngayon pa ba tayo aatras?
Sinisikap pa rin pong buwagin ng mga tiwali ang pananalig na nagtulak sa aking tumugon sa inyong panawagan, at nagbunsod sa ating tagumpay noong nakaraang halalan. Inaasahan po natin ito, at alam kong nasa likod ko po rin kayo sa pakikipagsagupa natin sa mga mapang-api. Sinabi ko po dati: kayo ang aking lakas, ang lakas na bukal ng mga tagumpay na inaani na natin ngayon, at ng tuluyan at napipinto nating pagpitas sa katuparan ng atin pong mga pinapangarap.
Hindi kailanman magbabago po ito. Kayo pa rin ang boss ko.
Iyong unang taon po ay puwede na rin ‘yung nagawa natin. Pero ‘yung susunod na taon, inaasahan kong lahat ng kawani ng gobyerno, sampu na ng sambayanan, ay lalong magtutulungan—dahil gusto ko pong tumulin nang tumulin, ang pagbabago nating ninanasa na marating ay lalong maging katuparan na.
Magandang hapon po sa inyong lahat. Maraming salamat po.
Honestly, he wasn't my candidate, I voted for a different politician with much hope that my candidate will win. To a lot of people's disappointment and mine, our candidate didn't win. Instead, President Aquino won. Nevertheless, I was optimistic that he'll, at least, do his part and keeps his promise in his first SONA.


Now, a year has passed, but I certainly haven't seen a lot of changes yet. As pointed by his critics, the no "WangWang" policy is the only one that has succeeded (with the hope that everybody is following this rule). 

The wisest thing, in my opinion, that he has done is appointing Secretary Mar Roxas. I'm pretty sure a lot of people would agree to that that he needs the secretary. 

The President has 5 more years to prove himself that he is definitely the People's Choice. I hope he axes ineffective cabinet members, advisers and other appointed staff from their position and replace them with people who are more able. I hope he stops making promises that are too big to achieve and start with those that can easily be attained but would lead the Philippines into a bigger and better status. 

I also hope that he brings back the Holiday Economy for Tourism (Let's face it, that was the best thing PGMA did.). It will definitely give the Filipino citizens time to appreciate the Philippines more, what with promo tickets available every now and then.

Well, I'm still wishing that after PNoy's term, the Philippines will be in a better state when it is after a year.

So, what do you think is the rating of PNoy after a year? 

6.29.2011

(updated) June 28's Flashflood

I was already at home when it rained last night. I didn't really mind it at all although there were occasional lightning and thunder, the rain that poured was heavy but somehow it was quick.

When I woke up this morning and turned on the TV, our normal routine, to tune in to the early morning news show, we were devastated by the reports of flashflood at Matina, Matina Pangi, Matina Aplaya and Bangkal. Normally, eventhough how heavy the rains are, we rarely hear reports of water rising at the river near Matina Area.

To this hour, it was already confirmed that 15 people were found dead, most of them are children, while there are rising reports of missing people. Cars were washed out. Homes were destroyed. Trees fell. Bridge cracked.

Here are some photos taken by Joemar Lamata, for his complete collection of the flashflood, you can proceed to these links.














Additional photos from Ronald Jumawan's Collection: disaster in Davao City 15 died Photos by Roland L. Jumawan.




I hope we can send a little of our blessings (food, water, clothing, canned goods) to the people affected with the flashflood yesterday. Here are contact people and contact numbers on how you can send donations:
  • Davao Medical Society: 2276850
    You may also text/call Arlene 0917-9747804 or Aileen 0916-3243985 to have your stuff or any donation picked up
  • DAVAO CITY TOURISM OPERATIONS OFFICE - You may course your donations to the Public Assistance Center in City Hall
  • ABS-CBN Davao: 296-1911
I am hoping and praying that there will be no more casualties and calamities alike.

Big Apple

We have the chance to hang out at the Big Apple Hotel's Bar, located at Mamay Road Davao City, area a month ago since we were invited by my husband's sister. Apparently, the owner of of the hotel is a friend of my sister-in-law.

We spent mostly at the bar but I had the chance to take a picture of their lobby when I inquired at the reception area.




The bar area has a separate entrance. This is a picture of Big Apple Bar. They serve drinks at reasonable prices, bucket drinks are also available. They also have Karaoke available for guests who love to sing.





Inside the Bar, they have a stage for live performers. We were lucky enough to catch one on a Saturday Night where the performers were doing acoustic songs.


Since there were only a few guests during the early part of the night, we had the chance to jam with the performers.


I was supposed to get a couple of pictures of their suites, but apparently, wasn't able to since nobody was available to guide me to their rooms.

For the official website of Big Apple Hotel, visit http://www.thebigapplehotel.com/home and check out for room rates and promotions.

Just in case you wanted to inquire via email or telephone for room rates, reservations and others, their contact informations are the following:
Well, I'm hoping that I can get a couple of pictures of their suites one of these days. I'll keep you posted.

Maguindanao Massacre

Who could have forgotten the gruesome massacre in Maguindanao? I'm pretty sure eventhough we're not direct kins of the 57 people, 32 of which were journalists, who were killed on  November 23, 2009, majority of us felt the grief that the families felt.

After apprehending the suspects, the Ampatuan clan, the Supreme Court has finally started the hearing of the case.

Here are 2 links where you can watch the livestream broadcast of Supreme Court on the Maguindanao Massacre.


 Let us hope and pray that the victims and their family will achieve justice.

6.28.2011

Drawing Tip #101

Have you ever tried drawing a human hand? Is it difficult? I had tried drawing one before, but, I never reached the point to having it look realistic and even shaped as a human hand.

Anyhow, I saw this video on Youtube uploaded by Mark Crilley, the creator of Brody's Ghost.


Well, in my future amateur drawings, I hope I will remember the tips and apply them in drawing a human hand.

PGT!

Did you tune in to the grand finals of Pilipinas Got Talent over the weekend? I think majority did. However, I wasn't able to since we had a family affair at that time.

Just over lunch, my officemates were discussing on how their bet and majority of the people's bet, Marcelito Pomoy, performed during the championship. He sang, according to them, the song "The Prayer" (this is one of my all time favorite song).

Well, since I haven't seen him perform on TV, I had to watch a replay, thanks to the video uploaders over Youtube, of course.

Anyway, here is the video of Marcelito Pomoy and his version of "The Prayer", the song that gave him PGT's Season 2 Championship title.


Congratulations Marcelito Pomoy! You did it brilliantly! *applause*

6.27.2011

Segregation in Davao, It's a Must!

A month ago, I had the privilege of joining a half day seminar on Segregation of household wastes spearheaded by Brgy. Sasa of Davao City. City Councilor Marissa Abella was one of the guest speaker together with a CENRO official who shared their expertise on the matter.


Anyway, he's an online article from Mayor Sarah Duterte's Davao City News Blog which she shared to her followers on Facebook. To quote:

Davao’s ‘no segregation, no collection’ policy starts July 1

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/7 June) – Starting July 1, DavaoeƱos will have to segregate their garbage as the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) will start implementing the “no segregation, no collection” policy.
Dolores Remojo, environment chair of CENRO, made the announcement on the implementation of the city ordinance for ecological solid wastemanangement during the Kapihan sa Dabaw press forum at SM CityDavao on Monday.
Last May 3, the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the city’s Ecological Solid Waste Management Ordinance of 2009 was approved and signed by Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio. The ordinance is in line with Republic Act 9003, the Act Providing for Ecological Solid WasteManagement Program.
Out of 182 barangays in the city, 103 are accessible to garbage collectors. The rest could not avail of the service due to distance.
But Remojo said CENRO is working out to provide the service to all barangays.
She said that 95 of barangays have already been visited by the CENRO’s information education communication (IEC) teams. The IEC teams are actively going to the different barangays to orient officials on their participation, forming their respective barangay solid waste management committees.
Provisions related to the solid waste management plan, reduction and banning of the use of certain non-biodegradable products, proper disposal of carcass and excreta of animals, segregation of solid waste, collection and transport, materials recovery and processing, the IEC campaign, and penalties to be imposed are just some points tackled in the said ordinance.
Penalties in violating the ordinance include fines ranging from P300 to P5,000, community service, and imprisonment as long as six months.
As her closing note in the press forum, Remojo called for all the sectors in the city to cooperate in practicing waste segregation, where she said the initiative would not be successful without them. 
According to the CENRO official, which was also affirmed by Councilor Abella, wastes will be segregated into 4 different containers: Biodegradable Wastes, Non-Biodegradable Wastes, Special Wastes and Residual Wastes.
  • Biodegradable wastes are wastes that rots. Left over food is an example of biodegradable waste.
  • Non-Biodegradable wastes are wastes that can be sold. Such are selected plastics, cans, glasses.
  • Residual Wastes are wastes that can't be recycled and can't be sold. Example of these are smoked cellophanes, rags, clothes, diapers, napkins, etc.
  • Special Wastes are wastes that come from electrical and with toxic substances. These include dry cell batteries, electrical wires, fuse, light bulb, fluorescent lamps, etc.


Since biodegradable wastes can be made into compost and Non-Biodegradable wastes can be sold, ONLY the Residual and Special Wastes will be collected by the garbage trucks. Anybody caught violating the City Ordinance will be penalized accordingly, minimum of Php 300.00 - Php 5,000 penalty plus imprisonment depending on the violation (I will try to research and post the violations and penalties).


According to CENRO, they will be inspecting random houses within Davao City to check for the 4 segregating cans (sacks may also be used). Remember to label the cans as they will be checking for it also.


Additional tip, if you have pets at home, make sure that they poo and pee within your compound. The dog owner will be penalized, when caught by officials, should their dog poo and pee outside the compound.


I know that taking this into effect would require cooperation in the community and perseverance. To quote James Levine "A lot of people get impatient with the pace of change." and Winston Churchill, “There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.


Guys, let's do our share in helping the environment. Let's be pro-active instead of reactive.


Oh, and wait, before I wrap this blog entry, I would just like to share what I had read. These are the list of food / material and time to decompose:
    • Banana Peel - 3 to 4 weeks
    • Paper Bag - 1 month
    • Cardboard - 2 months
    • Wool Sock - 1 year
    • Tin Steel Cans - 50 years
    • Aluminum Cans - 200 to 500 years
    • Disposable Diapers - 550 years
    • Plastic Bags - 20 to 1,000 years
    • Plastic Jugs - 1 million years
    • Glass - 1 to 2 million years
    • Styrofoam - 1+ million years
Another trivia guys, plastic shopping bags have a Biodegradable logo text already. That's certainly one good move.

Kadayawan Trade Fair and Bazaar

Guys, I promised a friend of mine, a neighbor, that I'll help promote her cousin's Kadayawan Trade Fair Bazaar which will be at the Davao Convention for 4 days. 




Please like their facebook page, "The Great Kadayawan Trade Fair and Bazaar". (you can also click on the name and it'll route you to that page.)




They are still open for booth rentals for August 18 to 21, 2011. Booth rental information can be found at their facebook page also.



Booth map and rental prices is found in the pictures below. For a bigger picture, click on the photo.

Main Tent Prime Space - PhP 5,950.00
  • 2.5 x 2 meters space
  • 7 ft partition with 3 shelves
  • 1 rectangular table (32 x 96 in)
  • No electrical outlet available

Main Tent Non-Prime Space - PhP 4,950.00
  • 2.5 x 2 meters space
  • 7 ft partition with 3 shelves
  • 1 rectangular table (32 x 96 in)
  • No electrical outlet available

B10 Individual Tents - Serving Food Stalls - PhP 10,000.00
  • 3 x 5 meters space with 7 ft shelves
  • 1 rectangular table (32 x 96 in)
  • Electrical outlet available

A1 - A10 Individual Tents - Serving Food Stalls - PhP 10,000.00
  • 3 x 5 meters space with 7 ft shelves
  • 1 rectangular table (32 x 96 in)
  • Electrical outlet available


Prime Indoor Exhibit Area - PhP 8,300.00
  • Airconditioned
  • 2 x 3 meters space
  • 1 rectangular table (32 x 96 in)
  • Electrical outlet available

Non-Prime Indoor Exhibit Area - PhP 7,200.00
  • Airconditioned
  • 2 x 3 meters space
  • 1 rectangular table (32 x 96 in)
  • Electrical outlet available

Prime Hallway Area B and I (DRY GOODS ONLY) - PhP 12,000.00
  • 2 x 3 meters space
  • Aluminum Booth System
  • Electrical outlet available

Non-Prime Hallway Area A, C, D, E, F, G, H, J - PhP 10,000.00
  • 2 x 2 meters space
  • Aluminum Booth System
  • Electrical outlet available

Prime Foyer Area C & D - PhP 12,000.00
  • 3 x 4 meters space
  • Aluminum Booth System
  • Electrical outlet available

Prime Foyer Area A, B, E, F - PhP 10,000.00
  • 3 x 4 meters space
  • Aluminum Booth System
  • Electrical outlet available
Aside from that, they're also inviting local food caterers, restaurant owners, etc, to join them on their food tasting event. Information can be found at the photo below.



For reservations and other specific informations, you can contact for Ms. Jette thru the following numbers:

Telefax +6382-2272027
PLDT +6382-2865583
Globe +63905-3373737
Smart +63949-7222208
Sun +63922-5097808

Madayaw na adlaw! :)

Lazy!

We celebrated Kean and Khyle's birthday a day ahead. We prepared spaghetti, chicken and break for their friends who came for merienda, nothing fancy.


And, they were extremely happy with the gift they received from their A-ma (grandmother in Fookien) and A-i (mother side aunt).


Anyway, I had this LSS with what the kids played over and over and over again yesterday afternoon. It's the Lazy Song by Bruno Mars. Here's the official video which I think was cool since I'm pretty sure it didn't cost as much to make a Music Video and the song would definitely playback in your mind over and over again.


After the family affair we had yesterday, I wanted to have a day off! Talk about being Lazy. Happy Monday everyone!