Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Support for Puerto Princesa Underground River

From the top 77, the New 7 Wonders Panel of Experts revealed the 28 Official Finalist last July 21, 2009. Once again, the pride of the Filipinos "Puerto Princesa Underground River" make it up to the last and final stage of the voting.

Calling all individuals especially Filipinos, lets continue our support to make our finalist be on the top 7.

To vote click on the link on the left side bar.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New Prepaid Load Expiry

National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) issued a Memorandum Circular No. 03-07-2009 for the new guidelines on prepaid loads.

According to the new regulations, the expiry or validity of the prepaid loads shall correspond to the amount of loads purchased. Therefore, the higher the value of prepaid loads the longer is the validity or expiry. Here as follows:

Amount of Load Purchased Minimum Expiration | Validity Period
PhP10.00 or lower | Three (3) days
More than PhP10.00 to PhP50.00 | Fifteen (15) days
More than 50.00 to PhP100 | Thirty (30) days
More than 100.00 to PhP150.00 | Forty Five (45) days
More than PhP150.00 to PhP250.00 | Sixty (60) days
More than PhP250.00 to PhP300 | Seventy Five (75) days
More than PhP300 | One Hundred Twenty (120) days

Another thing, if the new load is purchased and you still have unused load on the previous purchased that is still within the validity period, it will then be added to and accumulate to the new load.

It seems that the public were given a big break to get in touch with everyone at the most convenient and economical way.

Happy calling and texting...........

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

You May Poison Yourself Accidentally

In Taiwan , a woman suddenly died unexpectedly with signs of bleeding from her ears, nose, mouth & eyes. After a preliminary autopsy it was diagnosed death due to arsenic poisoning death. Where did the arsenic come from?

The police launched an in-depth and extensive investigation. A medical school professor was invited to come to solve the case.

The professor carefully looked at the contents from the deceased's stomach, in less than half an hour, the mystery was solved. The professor said: 'The deceased did not commit suicide and neither was she murdered, she died of accidental death due to ignorance!'

Everyone was puzzled, why accidental death? The arsenic is of the U.S.military for carrying rice seedlings H Gao. The professor said:
'The arsenic is produced in the stomach of the deceased.' The deceased used to take 'Vitamin C' everyday, which in itself is not a problem. The problem was that she ate a large portion of shrimp/prawn during dinner.
Eating shrimp/prawn is not the problem that's why nothing happened to her family ever though they took the same shrimp/prawn. However at the same time the deceased also took 'vitamin C', that is where the problem is!

Researchers at the University of Chicago in the United States , found through experiments, food such as soft-shell shrimp/prawn contains a much higher concentration of - five potassium arsenic compounds.

Such fresh food by itself has no toxic effects on the human
body!However, in taking 'vitamin C', due to the chemical reaction, the original non-toxic - five potassium arsenic (As anhydride, also known as arsenic oxide, the chemical formula for As205) changed to a three potassium toxic arsenic (ADB arsenic anhydride), also known as arsenictrioxide, a chemical formula (As203), which is commonly known as arsenic to the public!

Arsenic poisoning have magma role and can cause paralysis to the small blood vessels, "mercapto Jimei"??, inhibits the activity of the liver and fat necrosis change Hepatic Lobules Centre, heart, liver, kidney,intestine congestion, epithelial cell necrosis,
telangiectasia. Therefore, a person who dies of arsenic poisoning will shows signs of bleeding from the ears, nose, mouth & eyes.

Therefore; as a precautionary measure, DO NOT not take shrimp/prawn when
taking 'vitamin C'.

Source: Forwarded email from Joseph and I decided to post for others to know.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Remembering Philippine Independence

June 12, 2009 is the 111th commemoration of the Philippine Independence. A significant event for us Filipinos as this marked the great sacrifice of our forebears who fought and risked everything they have - their families, their fortunes and even their own lives to gain our independence.

Being independent as to the nation is a civic responsibility of every citizen. This is a call to the countrymen on their patriotism and love of country. Being independent as to individual life is also a great sense of responsibility because we are all given freedom to act and decide according to our own free-will, thus we are accountable for its outcome. We should act the way it should be...for a better and brighter future.

As the nation celebrates Independence Day, we must remember and reflect of what this freedom had brought to the country and to its citizen. Freedom that mold every Filipinos to be creative, unique, and world-class individuals.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Cocaine in Red Bull

Philippines Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in coordination with Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) is conducting a testing of several brands of energy drinks after reports that there were traces of cocaine found in the popular energy drink "Red Bull" in Hongkong.

Officials at the Centre for Food Safety in Hongkong said that they found a tiny amounts of illegal drug "cocaine" in the samples of Red Bull Cola, Red Bull Sugar-Free and Red Bull Energy Drink, thus eventually issued a statement to take off these products from the supermarkets as it cases danger to the public.

Meanwhile, BFAD has not yet issued a stock pull out order on these products while the test is ongoing.

Monday, May 25, 2009

World's Biggest Pearl

Pearl of Lao Tzu is the world's largest pearl. This was discovered by a Filipino diver in a giant Tridacna (mollusk) in Palawan Island way back 1934.

Known also as the "Pearl of Allah", the gem weighs 14 pounds and measures 9 1/2 inches long and 5 1/2 inches in diameter. As of May 1984, it was valued at US$42 million. It is believed to be 600 years old.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Kris Allen - American Idol 2009 Winner

Kris Allen beated Adam Lambert in the grand finale of the American Idol Season 8 with a record breaking of over 100 million votes.

Adam Lambert, who was known for his theatrical and powerful voice and was seemingly the judges favorite particularly on the last performance night was knocked off by Kris Allen. He had proven that the "Underdog" or "Darkhorse" comes back to win the title.

Watch the performance night here