On December 15-16, Tropical Storm “Sendong/Washi” gave Mindanao its first major typhoon in decades. The island and its residents were not used to such phenomena that usually devastates parts of Luzon and the Visayas. Sendong was one of a kind this year, and it has devastated lives in the cities of Iligan, Cagayan de Oro, the Province of Compostela Valley and other provinces. Iligan was caught by a surprise as flood and muck rushed towards the city, 200 missing and 100+ dead so far. In Cagayan de Oro, 20,000 families were affected–this major city in Northern Mindanao has tasted the worse flooding in its recent history.
Globe Telecom has just unleashed another of its pioneering moves in the telecom industry as they roll-out 4G mobile technology in this republic. Currently deployed in Metro Manila, Globe is expected to widen its coverage of 4G sites all across the nation by 2012. The telecom network has already took advantage of gradually introducing the 4G mobile technology in the country through WiMAX–and has now finally integrated it so that the customers may experience a whole new level of mobile technology in which, either in business or in personal use, speed is everything.
Most of the Philippine travel blogs are written in English, and some in Filipino and other vernacular languages of the republic. Understandable enough since these are the main modes of communication here in the country and the rest of the world. However, I ought to think of something different. Something that is “not normal.” How about writing your travel experiences in Spanish?
For someone special, you wouldn’t like to feel that you are away from him or her. You’ll be wanting to talk more, and be with you more. However, the distance, the time, and even the expense of getting yourself in touch with your loved ones, is keeping you from expressing your appreciation fully. I for one, would like to keep in touch with my special someones at the lowest price possible. Given the times we have, it pays to have an effective way in communication. Good thing though, mas abot mo ang mundo, pati na ang iyong mga minamahal sa buhay as Globe unveiled its newest perk–Globe Super One.
With the sun setting for Arroyo’s administration, its a high time on how we could analyze and evaluate the nine years of management of the state. The book “Beating the Odds” by Renato Velasco and Ricardo Saludo, analyzes the policy-implementation of the Arroyo administration in managing the archipelago nation for almost a decade. Leaving the fiasco of a’la telenovela political drama, the book turns into the policies in political, fiscal and social sectors that served as a guide throughout the rest of the administration, which in turn, may be used as a reference for the future administrations to come.
Like what they say, “life is short, enjoy it!” Indeed. Why thinking miserable if you could make the most out of life itself? Sometimes, it doesn’t take the most complicated things to enjoy life…well that’s based on my opinion. For me, traveling and sharing my knowledge to the public is what makes me happy when I blog. I feel rewarded upon giving my local knowledge for those who seek help. My passion for writing, this is another way of enjoying blog posts. I’m more of an expressive type of person. Through this, I can vent out or express whatever I want. Because of blogging, I get to meet new people and add friends. Simple it may be but it is something worthwhile. Rewards will come if you enjoy what you are passionately doing.
Now, how about you? What do you enjoy in your life?
These days, when prices of commodities jack up, our wallets feel the pain. For motorists, they think of innovative ways to make up the most of the limited resources. Gasoline nowadays is a precious commodity and Filipinos can be creative in how to save fuel consumption.
In my personal experience as a motorist, fuel consumption has always been essential wherever I drive. At most, checking the engine, tyre pressure and turning off the car instead of running it on idle are just some of the things that I do to save gas. Also, I limit my speed to as much as 80 to 100 kilometers an hour. Beyond that, the engine would exert effort and would increase consumption. Another thing, if you are driving on manual transmission, avoid reaching the maximum rpm for a single gear. When you think the car has somehow reached near maximum, go changing gears.
With these such tips and ingenuity, Shell recognizes the Filipino motoristas by inviting them to share their ideas on how to make the most out of your gasoline consumption, and get a chance to join Team Philippines in Shell’s Eco-Marathon Asia.
After several years of dormancy, Panubli-on: The Iloilo Heritage Blog, will come back. To bring Iloilo’s rich cultural heritage and history into the cyberspace. Sharing the legacy of Iloilo’s glorious past and for a brighter future. Soon, we’ll be adding up articles, activities and a whole lot more. For now, a bit of tweaking in the blog is needed.
Due to its success in it’s first Investor’s forum in 2008, The Iloilo Economic Development Foundation, Inc. together with the city and province of Iloilo and the province of Guimaras brings you the Iloilo-Guimaras Investment Forum in our nation’s financial hub, Makati City in Metro Manila on September 04, 2009 at Hotel Intercontinental’s Ballroom. …continue reading