Saturday, December 13, 2008

New Friends

Adellon Degala Asnawi

Christian Lester Ancla Cafe

Mitchell Cortez Espina

Rocky Simbulas Rasonable

Juvy Lyn Balofinos Arandia

Maria Elisa Franco Edades

Group Picture...

IDX/SOS 2008 Christmas Party

Date: November 29 - 30, 2008
Venue: Kaputian Beack Park, Samal

November 29......

Rocky, Mitch and Paul

Chelle, Ma'am Grace, Fred, An, Michael and Greg

Johannes and Aris


Group Picture...:-)

Ma'am Sherley

Tag of War

Water Relay


Girl of IDX/SOS
Ma'am Grace, Ma'am Shirley, Ms. Lelit, An, Gliza, ANa Leah, Chelle and Ms. Gay

Boys of IDX/SOS
Brian, Paul, Fred, Aris, Niño, Zues, Mitch, Sir Curt, Alphy, Michael, Rocky, Jo, and Greg


November 30......

Wacky Picture

Cover Boys...

Mitch, Certified Chickboy...


Rocky and Fred..

The end...

Best New and Improved Software of 2008

Mobile phone operating systems and a reheated web browser war: that’s how we’ll recall the year 2008 when it comes to software. From brand new to revamped browsers and mobile platforms and apps, 2008’s been good to technophiles who like their data in the cloud and accessible wherever they are. Let’s take a look back at this year in software, and some of the best new and improved applications, web services, and mobile platforms that were born in 2008. Looking back at the last 12 months, these are the apps that get a gold foil-wrapped chocolate coin from us this year. Photo by Gaetan Lee.

Firefox 3

Not only did you swoon over the release of Firefox 3 because of the “AwesomeBar” and the rest of the “Had no idea I needed this but now I love it!” features it offers, but because the launch itself was a grass-roots community-driven effort towards making software history. Indeed, on June 17th of this year, the makers of Firefox set a new Guinness World Record for most software downloads in a given day, at more than eight million downloads of the new browser iteration in 24 hours. If you haven’t dug into the advanced functionality Firefox has to offer, check out our power user’s guide to Firefox 3.

Google Chrome

While Mozillians and Firefox users celebrated across the globe over the summer, no one knew that search powerhouse Google was in the software development lab cooking up their own lean, mean browsing machine that would forsake all of the fox’s bells and whistles (and extensibility) to run Javascript-based applications lightening-fast. On September 2nd, Google released the first beta of Chrome, their new web browser which they hope you’ll make your window to the web and all its apps. Our own in-house browser speed tests show that Chrome is indeed speedy, and we’re seeing a significant uptake on Chrome usage by Lifehacker readers. (Last month’s browser breakdown for Lifehacker readers was 62% Firefox, 22% IE, 8% Safari, and 6% Chrome. Not bad for a browser that’s been out only a few months.) For more Chrome goodness, see our power user’s guide to Google Chrome.

iPhone 2.0 and the App Store

Yeah, yeah, the iPhone launched in 2007, but this year the iPhone 2.0 software and the new iPhone 3G model with a faster data plan and GPS came out to hype almost as big as the original iPhone launch. The combination of an operating system that finally ran third-party apps officially plus pinpointy GPS goodness set the bar for what users can expect to get from the next generation of smartphone with a fast internet connection, full-on browser, and spot-on location-awareness. Plus, dozens of the apps available for the phone are free. At first, we were in love. Later, we had our doubts. The iPhone 2.0 launch did start to show some of the cracks in the Apple armor—several of the earliest versions of the software were crash and freeze-prone, requiring many users to uninstall apps and reset their phone software to fix maddening keyboard delays and application crashes. Meanwhile, Apple’s approval-only App Store left a few applications out in the cold. Still, the iPhone 2.0 software created a compelling mobile platform and app marketing campaign that made Aunt Bertha really want to try that Neil Diamond song out on Shazam.

iPhone 2.0 Jailbreak Utilities and Apps

What with the App Store limitations and Apple’s insistence on ruling over what you can and cannot do on your phone, it’s not surprising the enthusiastic “jailbreak” community soldiered on this year, continuing to offer installers and non-Apple-approved applications for your iPhone even in the face of the mainstream iTunes App Store. We take our hats off to these intrepid hackers, who offer such lovely functionality as the ability to SSH into, theme, and download video clips to your phone; if you haven’t jailbroken your iPhone or iPod touch, here are a few of our picks of best iPhone 2.0 jailbreak apps you can’t find in the iTunes Store.

Google Android

Google’s answer to Apple’s proprietary iPhone hardware and software came in the form of their very own touch mobile phone operating system, Android, which launched this past October. Unlike the iPhone, this new mobile platform is open source and will run on various handsets going forward. Right now Android’s first release is only available on the HTC G1 handset; you can see our hands-on first look at Google Android running on the G1 here. As an iPhone user frustrated by limited apps, crashiness, and lack of copy and paste, Android is like a breath of fresh air. Even though the mobile OS is still very new, its open-source nature has led to hundreds of new apps. See our pick of best Android apps to boost your mobile productivity.


One of the few software apps on this list that’s not open source or made by a ginormous company, new instant messenger client Digsby took chatters by storm with its ability to consolidate your IM, email, and social networking in one place. Even though the Digsby beta only went public in February, by April it was already one of our readers’ top five favorite instant messaging tools.

XBMC and Forks

We were really late to the Xbox Media Center (XBMC) party when we showed up last year and installed it on our old classic Xbox, but since then we’ve been hooked on this rich, open-source media center. Luckily, just because those old black boxes are becoming obselete doesn’t mean the XBMC software project has died off. Just the opposite: XBMC has forked into several neat branches that run on various hardware platforms so you can enjoy the same media center goodness without hacking an old Xbox. Check out a few launches from various factions of XBMC developers this past year that have warmed our hearts:

Ubuntu Hardy Heron

Another year, another Ubuntu release, and they just keep getting better. Seriously, you have to love the free, open source operating system that manages a new major release on a yearly basis—something Apple and Microsoft, companies you pay hundreds of dollars to for the privilege of using their software, don’t pull off. If you’ve tried Linux on your desktop before and killed the partition in frustration, only to slink back to Windows, it’s time to give it another go. This year’s flavor, version 8.04 Hardy Heron makes Linux worth another look.

Gmail Labs, Gadgets, and Themes

Our favorite web application on the internet, Gmail, continues to burn down barns and rip up the competition with continual iteration and feature adds. This year, Gmail added a “Labs” section to your account, a safe way for power users to enable “experimental” power features to their email while keeping everyone else’s safe from harm. Truthfully, when I attended the Google press event announcing Gmail Labs back in June, I had my doubts about whether or not the featureset would ever expand beyond the initial 13, and if it would go beyond eye-candy games like Snakey to, you know, actually useful stuff. Turns out it did. Six months later, ten more Gmail Labs features are available in your account, including a super-useful Gadgets feature that lets third parties embed their apps into your inbox. (Like or Basecamp.) Later, Gmail launched themes as well as a Google Desktop gadget. In the midst of all this, the Gmail security team took the time to respond to a breach that several users had experienced and blogged about online. Clearly there’s someone home at Gmail; this is a rapidly-evolving product that any webapp developer should use as an example on how to iterate quickly.

Top 30 Jobs of 2008

A new year means new beginnings: new resolutions, ideas and friends; new habits, relationships and goals; new salaries, titles and responsibilities. And perhaps most importantly, new jobs. Lots of ‘em. And not just for 2008, either - until 2016.

Total employment is expected to increase by 15.6 million jobs during the 2006-16 decade, according to the most recent employment projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Almost all of this growth will occur in the service-providing sector, which will account for 75 percent of all jobs in 2016.

Professional and related professions and service occupations are projected to grow most quickly, accounting for more than six of 10 new jobs created throughout 2006-2016. Twenty-eight of the 30 fastest-growing jobs are in professional and related occupations and service positions.

Interested in getting in on the new job action this year? Here are the 30 fastest-growing growing occupations for 2006-2016, according to the BLS.

1. Network systems and data communications analysts
2006 employment: 262,000
2016 projection: 402,000
Percent growth: 53.4
Salary range: $46,360 or more
Education/training: Bachelor’s degree

2. Personal and home care aides
2006 employment: 767,000
2016 projection: 1,156,000
Percent growth: 50.6
Salary range: Less than $21,220
Education/training: On-the-job training

3. Home health aides
2006 employment: 787,000
2016 projection: 1,171,000
Percent growth: 48.7
Salary range: Less than $21,220
Education/training: On-the-job training

4. Computer software engineers, applications
2006 employment: 507,000
2016 projection: 733,000
Percent growth: 44.6
Salary range: $46,360 or more
Education/training: Bachelor’s degree

5. Veterinary technologists and technicians
2006 employment: 71,000
2016 projection: 100,000
Percent growth: 41
Salary range: $21,260 - $30,560
Education/training: Associate degree

6. Personal financial advisors
2006 employment: 176,000
2016 projection: 248,000
Percent growth: 41
Salary range: $46,360 or more
Education/training: Bachelor’s degree

7. Makeup artists, theatrical and performance
2006 employment: 2,000
2016 projection: 3,000
Percent growth: 39.8
Salary range: $30,630 - $46,300
Education/training: Postsecondary vocational award

8. Medical assistants
2006 employment: 417,000
2016 projection: 565,000
Percent growth: 35.4
Salary range: $21,260 - $30,560
Education/training: Moderate on-the-job training

9. Veterinarians
2006 employment: 62,000
2016 projection: 84,000
Percent growth: 35
Salary range: $46,360 or more
Education/training: First professional degree

10. Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors
2006 employment: 83,000
2016 projection: 112,000
Percent growth: 34.3
Salary range: $30,630 - $46,300
Education/training: Bachelor’s degree

11. Skin care specialists
2006 employment: 38,000
2016 projection: 51,000
Percent growth: 34.3
Salary range: $21,260 - $30,560
Education/training: Postsecondary vocational award

12. Financial analysts
2006 employment: 221,000
2016 projection: 295,000
Percent growth: 33.8
Salary range: $46,360 or more
Education/training: Bachelor’s degree

13. Social and human service assistants
2006 employment: 339,000
2016 projection: 453,000
Percent growth: 34.3
Salary range: $21,260 - $30,560
Education/training: Moderate on-the-job training

14. Gaming surveillance officers and gaming investigators
2006 employment: 9,000
2016 projection: 12,000
Percent growth: 33.6
Salary range: $21,260 - $30,560
Education/training: Moderate on-the-job training

15. Physical therapist assistants
2006 employment: 60,000
2016 projection: 80,000
Percent growth: 32.4
Salary range: $30,630 - $46,300
Education/training: Associate degree

16. Pharmacy technicians
2006 employment: 285,000
2016 projection: 376,000
Percent growth: 32
Salary range: $21,260 - $30,560
Education/training: Moderate on-the-job training

17. Forensic science technicians
2006 employment: 13,000
2016 projection: 17,000
Percent growth: 30.7
Salary range: $30,630 - $46,300
Education/training: Bachelor’s degree

18. Dental hygienists
2006 employment: 167,000
2016 projection: 217,000
Percent growth: 30.1
Salary range: $46,360 or more
Education/training: Associate degree

19. Mental health counselors
2006 employment: 100,000
2016 projection: 130,000
Percent growth: 30
Salary range: $30,630 - $46,300
Education/training: Master’s degree

20. Mental health and substance abuse social workers
2006 employment: 122,000
2016 projection: 159,000
Percent growth: 29.9
Salary range: $30,630 - $46,300
Education/training: Master’s degree

21. Marriage and family therapists
2006 employment: 25,000
2016 projection: 32,000
Percent growth: 29.8
Salary range: $30,630 - $46,300
Education/training: Master’s degree

22. Dental assistants
2006 employment: 280,000
2016 projection: 362,000
Percent growth: 29.2
Salary range: $21,260 - $30,560
Education/training: Moderate on-the-job training

23. Computer systems analysts
2006 employment: 504,000
2016 projection: 650,000
Percent growth: 29
Salary range: $46,360 or more
Education/training: Bachelor’s degree

24. Database administrators
2006 employment: 119,000
2016 projection: 154,000
Percent growth: 28.6
Salary range: $46,360 or more
Education/training: Bachelor’s degree

25. Computer software engineers, systems software
2006 employment: 350,000
2016 projection: 449,000
Percent growth: 28.2
Salary range: $46,360 or more
Education/training: Bachelor’s degree

26. Gaming and sports book writers and runners
2006 employment: 18,000
2016 projection: 24,000
Percent growth: 28
Salary range: Less than $21,220
Education/training: On-the-job training

27. Environmental science and protection technicians
2006 employment: 36,000
2016 projection: 47,000
Percent growth: 28
Salary range: $30,630 - $46,300
Education/training: Associate degree

28. Manicurists and pedicurists
2006 employment: 78,000
2016 projection: 100,000
Percent growth: 27.6
Salary range: Less than $21,220
Education/training: Postsecondary vocational award

29. Physical therapists
2006 employment: 173,000
2016 projection: 200,000
Percent growth: 27.1
Salary range: $46,360 or more
Education/training: Master’s degree

30. Physician assistants
2006 employment: 66,000
2016 projection: 83,000
Percent growth: 27
Salary range: $46,360 or more
Education/training: Master’s degree

CMS TOP 40 of 2008

  1. Joomla - a very popular open-source CMS that is found at the heart of many well known websites (the United Nations is just one example)
  2. Drupal - another very popular, powerful and flexible content management system
  3. WordPress - although geared for publishing blog, WordPress has proven that it can be a powerful CMS too, as you can see with my publisher’s custom publishing web site
  4. Movable Type - like WordPress, Movable Type is also a weblog creation tool which is also used for building non-blog dynamic websites
  5. b2Evolution - a full-featured weblog creation tool/CMS that supports multiple categories, sub-categories, multiple weblogs, skins, statistics, comments, anti-spam filters, photo management and multiple blogs
  6. Xoops - extensible, OO (Object Oriented), easy to use dynamic web content management system written in PHP
  7. Alfresco - powerful enterprise content management system featuring web and document management
  8. DotCMS - J2EE/Java Web Content Management System (wCMS) which includes an AJAX calendar and events management, e-communications tools, personalization/CRM tools, eCommerce hooks and more
  9. e107 - PHP-based content management system designed for the quick creation of websites or community portals
  10. Exponent- a website CMS that allows site owners to easily create and manage dynamic websites without necessarily directly coding web pages, or managing site navigation.
  11. ImpressCMS - a community developed CMS for easily building and maintaining a dynamic web site offering easy to use, secure and flexible system which is said to be an ideal tool for business to community users, from large enterprises to people who want a simple, easy to use blogging tool
  12. Liferay - offers an enterprise portal solution using Java and Web 2.0 technologies
  13. KnowledgeTree Document Management System - document management software designed for business people for team collaboration, storing documents with ease
  14. Pivot - a web-based tool for maintaining dynamic websites, weblogs or online journals
  15. Magnolia - widely used by most Government websites, it offers an easy-to-use editing interface that allows authors to lay out content exactly as it would appear to a website visitor. Contains “best-of-breed” Java technology
  16. MediaWiki - is a free software wiki package originally written for Wikipedia, but that is now used by several other projects of the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation and by many other wikis
  17. MiaCMS - is a fork of the Mambo CMS and offers simple installation, graphical content editors, RSS content syndication, powerful/extensible 3rd party extension system
  18. MODx - described as a “PHP application framework that helps you take control of your online content”; it allows developers and advanced users to give as much control as desired to whomever they desire for day-to-day website content maintenance chores
  19. Nucleus CMS - extensible and powerful CMS based on PHP/SQL blogging tool that features multiple weblog capabilities, and RSS syndication
  20. Nuxeo CPS - is said to be “the most complete open source platform” for building Enterprise Content Management (ECM) applications, and is described as an user-friendly accessible application ready to for enterprise-grade content management with many collaboration features.
  21. OneCMS - most commonly used by gaming websites, it can be used by webmasters to manage their website, allowing the user to upload files, add content and various other features
  22. OpenACS - an open architecture community system toolkit for building scalable, community-oriented web applications.
  23. PhpCMS- a CMS characterized by simple system requirements, high performance and flexibility, which is said to be suitable for both small, private websites, as well as complex high-traffic websites
  24. Plone- easy to use, set-up and run CMS, well suited for project groups, online communities, small business websites
  25. TextPattern - a flexible and easy-to-use feature rich CMS with a built-in search engine
  26. PhpNuke - a CMS and portal solution that features web-based administration, surveys, customisable blocks, modules and themes with multilingual support.
  27. Zope - application server for building content management systems, intranets, portals, and custom applications, written in Python
  28. Plone - suited for building an intranet, web site or community site, Plone is a Content Management, Document Management and Knowledge Management system
  29. Jahia - is an enterprise web content and portal management system that includes a web publishing system, a content management server, and a portal server
  30. Website BAKER - a PHP-based CMS developed with one goal in mind, to enable users to create websites easily
  31. ezPublish - is both an open source content management system and content management framework, which offers an enterprise content management solution, community portal and social networking platform
  32. jLibrary - a CMS engine geared for both personal and enterprise use and offers a very flexible system that can almost be used for any information management purpose
  33. Pligg - ever wanted to create your own Digg clone? Well Pligg is exactly what you’re looking for. It’s a content management system based on PHP/MySQL with features such as multiple authors, article rating, private messaging and much more
  34. Mambo - full-featured CMS that can be used for small or large websites; described as a “powerful enough for the most demanding Internet or intranet site, simple enough for everyone to use!”
  35. Jaws - a Framework and Content Management System for building dynamic web sites that is user-friendly and easy-to-use
  36. Geeklog - PHP/MySQL based application for managing dynamic web content, offering out-of-the-box blog engine, and CMS with support for comments, trackbacks, multiple syndication formats, and spam protection
  37. CMS Container - enables an organization to efficiently maintain a large content-driven website using single CMS. This CMS features the ability to create a staging and live environment, scheduling of content for publication, and automatic removal of content on expiry
  38. SiteFrame - a lightweight, web-based CMS designed for the rapid deployment of community-based websites. A group of users can share stories and photographs, create blogs, send email to one another, and participate in group activities.
  39. Xaraya - offers a “cutting edge open source framework” written in PHP, on which developers can create sophisticated web applications featuring modular design, stable and extensive API and fully internationalized platform
  40. PHP Fusion - PHP-based light-weight open-source content management system that includes a simple, comprehensive administration system.

Top 10 North American PPV buy rates, 2008

It’s been a crazy year for the pay-per-view business.

The three biggest pay-per-views in mixed martial arts were headlined by someone who had never even fought for the UFC before 2007, Brock Lesnar, and gained most of his fame as a pro wrestler, although he never pro wrestled during the year.

The biggest pay-per-view event in pro wrestling was headlined by one of the biggest names in boxing, Floyd Mayweather Jr., who never boxed during the year.

And the biggest event in boxing was headlined by what most were calling a mismatch, Oscar De La Hoya vs. Manny Pacquiao, with one fighter, Pacquiao having to jump up several weight classes for a bout heavily criticized beforehand. It turned out to be a mismatch, but not in the way most had predicted going in.

But when the dust settled on an unusual year, the biggest news of 2008 was the emergence of Lesnar as the year’s pay-per-view king. Lesnar’s 2.2 million buys over three fights made him the most-watched PPV fighter in 2008. His total was the second highest total in UFC history, trailing only Tito Ortiz, who did 2.25 million in headlining three events in 2006.

Lesnar, a former NCAA wrestling champion who had only one mixed martial arts fight before signing with UFC at the end of 2007, drew an estimate 1,010,000 buys for his heavyweight title win over Randy Couture at UFC 91 on Nov। 15. He also drew in the 600,000 buy range for both a February loss to Frank Mir and an August match with Heath Herring (which was part of a double headline event that also included Georges St. Pierre vs. Jon Fitch for the welterweight title), which were the fourth and fifth biggest PPV totals of the year.

Top 10 North American PPV buy rates, 2008
1. Boxing: Oscar De La Hoya vs. Manny Pacquiao, Dec. 6, 1,250,000

2. UFC: Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Couture, Nov. 15, 1,010,000

3. Wrestling: WrestleMania, Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Paul “Big Show” Wight, March 30, 670,000

4. UFC: Georges St. Pierre vs. Jon Fitch/Lesnar vs. Heath Herring, Aug. 9, 625,000

5. UFC: Lesnar vs. Frank Mir, Feb. 2, 600,000

6. UFC: Quinton Jackson vs. Forrest Griffin, July 5, 540,000

7. UFC: St. Pierre vs. Matt Serra, April 19, 530,000

8. Boxing: Felix Trinidad vs. Roy Jones Jr., Jan. 19, 500,000

9. UFC: Chuck Liddell vs. Rashad Evans, Sept. 6, 480,000

10. UFC: B.J. Penn vs. Sean Sherk/Tito Ortiz vs. Lyoto Machida, May 24, 475,000

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Fire sa Gmall Davao

exactly 7:30pm

After 5mins

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Freelancing Info!


While Freelancing is in vogue since early nineties it is only in the last two decades that it has come up in a such a big way that certain areas as journalism, content development, software development, business documentation, coaching or creative services have totally or largely been taken over as freelancers. Freelancing today has become largest economic segment in many countries.

Freelancing can, in a small way, be compared with off shoring of your business requirements. Freelancing initially picked up due to high wage rate difference between developing and the developed countries, however today you can have freelancers from affluent countries as well. As the confidence index of buying on the net increased, freelancing has never looked back. Though there is no exact documentation of the extent of its business volume, a compilation of various figures as released by major sites suggest it to be any where upwards of US 100 million per annum.

With freelancing, gone are the days when each business house had to have every type of skill set in-house. A free lancer is just a mouse click away, ready to do your job at most reasonable prices. With freelancing, a business house no longer needs to invest money in discovering and training staff members.

The progress and advancement of this industry can be gauged from the fact that some companies like oDesk have developed software that can allow your employer to monitor progress of your work online, and even takes periodic screenshots of your desktop. This is very helpful development which has helped in developing confidence in bidders to offer critical assignments to freelancers.

Typically a freelancer is a one man show. He would lack expertise to accept all types of assignments. A new variant of freelancing is emerging where a group of freelancers work under one umbrella to pool in their talent to be one stop supplier of all services. However this typically does not fall under definition of freelancing.

Why Freelancing?

Compared to costs of a regular worker, freelancing is known to have cut operating costs by more than 60%. Today, in the competitive marketplace, many projects are simply not affordable with regular employees that are entitled to sick pay, insurance costs, holiday pay etc. Besides, with freelancers you can select from vast variety of skill-sets, have no permanent business liability and are easier to hire and fire.

Freelancing has many social benefits too as it has eliminated the racism, discrimination. Today nobody is bothered about the color of your skin or your sexual orientation.

How does it work?

There are many ways to float a job for a freelancer; however internet remains the most favorable medium. There are many sites on the net that allow floating of a job for freelancing at a small commission. If you are looking for a freelancer, you can ask for specimen of their previous projects. Both the parties can check the ratings earned by other party on previous assignments.

Remuneration Structure

Remuneration at freelancing job is at fraction of wages of regular worker and can cut costs by more than 60% compared to the salary of regular worker.

Payment for freelance work varies greatly. Depending upon the assignment and the skill set, Freelancers may charge by the day or hour, flat fee or even based on milestones or outcomes.

As credit history of a freelancer builds up, he may command a higher price but new entrants generally have to underbid to gain foothold in this industry. This circle goes on endlessly where sometimes even established players are also forced to cut their rates.

Some pitfalls in Freelancing

There is no entry qualification for a freelancer and any body with some talent and spare time at hand can work as freelancer. This has resulted in some pseudo-professionals who have scant regard for copyright violations or other legal issues. Such people often are unable to deliver the assignment to the satisfaction of their client which can lead to delay in completion of the project. For beginners, it does not ensure a steady stream of income.

Freelancing work is often on a project-by-project basis. If you think you have a talent and some time available, you may think of supplementing your income as a freelancer.

Why Learn Programming Languages?

I keep getting asked the same question: Why should I bother learning programming languages, or even want to know how to program?The answer is probably only applicable in layers - casual, part-time, professional - and different people want different things.

Casual Programmers

People who need to start doing some software programming to help in their occupation, plus those who just want to know how to program.

Part-Time Programmers

Those who offer custom services such as web programming and custom application programming on the side.


Anyone who is just getting started with programming, or who has had a first experience and needs to address a new technology.

There are also 5 very good ways to earn real money doing software programming, and this could be a great motivator in itself.

Custom Web Programming Services

People use the internet and want applications that are internet-ready. If a programmer can provide custom web programming services, and understand what the client really wants from it, then they will be able to offer those services on the general market.

Software Programming

Pure software programming means making applications for the end user. There is still quite a lot of business to be done in this area, although it may be being slowly eroded by open source software programming services.

Programming Training

Offering assistance to would-be programmers, especially in web programming and full software programming is very lucrative. Consider also bundling your knowledge up into interactive e-courses for the general public as an information product, and it could be a winner.

Freelance Programming

Building applications for third parties to resell is not as lucrative as other forms of programming services. However, freelance programming can bring in high usage and sale royalties if the deal is structured properly. Also freelance web programming projects are easy to come by on online talent auction web sites like RentACoder and eLance.

Programming Help

Offering on-demand programming help to people who have been burned by outsourced customer software programming projects (including web programming projects) is a good area to get started in. It can help to build a solid reputation.

Until next time;

Happy Coding!

PHP versus ASP comparison


PHP is cheaper to implement than ASP.


PHP gives us additional capability than if we were to code with ASP.

“Open Source”

We are strong proponents of the “Open Source” movement. Open source software is a collaborative effort amongst a worldwide community of volunteer programmers with a passion for technology. People of disparate backgrounds and experiences join together to solve problems in new ways, thus resulting in better software.

Open source software is free to use, copy, and modify, which makes it a great deal for our clients.

It is also highly flexible, because it allows us to extend the software and customize it for our clients’ requirements.

We don’t have to reinvent the wheel when we embark on a project for a client, as there is an amazingly extensive library of software written in PHP that’s free and available in source code form. Whenever possible, we repurpose our own extensive code library. But if we haven’t already built a similar web application before, we look for the best open source software to meet the functional requirements and pick up where that software left off. Adding such enhancements and customizations to the software’s source code wouldn’t be possible with proprietary closed-source software.

There are no requirements to purchase commercial licenses and pay continuously for upgrades. For example, to perform binary file uploads, retrieve a file via FTP or HTTP, encrypt passwords in MD5, or send email from a Web page require 3rd party commercial software packages in ASP. It’s all available for free in PHP.

PHP is platform-agnostic

It will run on Linux, Solaris, Windows, and other operating systems as well. With ASP you’re also forced down a path that is very costly and painful to extricate yourself from. For example, what if you wanted to switch web hosting providers to one that was more reliable and had better customer service but was Linux-based? ASP only runs reliably on Microsoft Windows-based web servers.

PHP is the most popular web programming language on the planet

It’s more popular than ASP, Cold Fusion, Perl, or any other web programming language.

All else being equal, PHP is faster than ASP

ASP supports multiple programming languages. This architecture is inherently slower and more memory intensive that PHP’s model because each ASP language compiler runs in its own process. So when ASP detects a Begin ASP tag () it will do a context switch back to the HTML parser.

PHP is secure

IIS Server is notorious for its security holes.

Coding in PHP is more efficient than in ASP

Typically the same functionality can be accomplished in less code with PHP than with ASP. This is because the HTTP GET and POST variables are created automatically by PHP as global variables, thus eliminating the step of extracting them from the ASP Request object. PHP’s HTTP header manipulation functions are easier to use than in ASP.

by Stephan Spencer

Thursday, July 10, 2008

How To Survive The Graveyard Shift

Our bodies are affected by the light and Gravitational affects just like the OCEAN, MOON and the EARTH.It is a powerful force. If the ocean can rise and fall from the daily rotation and gravitational forces, our bodies are surely affected also!


DO NOT DRINK COFFEE, CAFFEINATED SODAS, OR SUGARY SOFT DRINKS, These are poisons to your body even when you are on a regular schedule!


EAT NUTRITIOUS FOODS, NO CRAP! That means no processed foods, EAT FRESH vegetables, fruits, etc. ONLY!

YOU need to get at least ONE hour of sunshine a day. THE SUN IS GOOD FOR YOU, do not believe the scare tactics of the sunscreen manufacturers. YOU NEED TO GET VITAMIN D FROM THE SUN. IT HELPS REGULATE YOUR BODY CLOCK.

SET A SLEEPING SCHEDULE.How did you sleep when you were working a day job?Remember? You would get up in the morning and go to work soon after you had risen from your sleep. What time did you go to bed? 10,11,12pm? Then you got up and departed for the office.

I am sure you now come home and are up for several hours before you TRY to sleep.

Attempt this:
#1. You need create an area in your home that is DARK and Quiet. NO RADIO, NO TV. A SLEEPING AREA ONLY.

#2.After you come home from work DO NOT EAT A HEAVY MEAL, Eat something light if anything at all. Do the things you used to do when working a regular schedule. Go dancing, play tennis, shopping. etc. DO NOT GO TO SLEEP AS SOON AS YOU COME HOME. FORCE YOURSELF TO STAY AWAKE UNTIL AFTER 12 pm. This is will help you reset your body clock.

#3. By 1 pm or sooner, start to relax and prepare to sleep, watch a movie, read a book,etc. You should set a goal to be sleeping no later than 2pm. With that goal in mind, you should be able to sleep until 10pm. or longer.

#4. Arise and prepare for work. EAT A GOOD BREAKFAST, EAT GOOD QUALITY FOOD! Do not use caffeine, soft drinks or etc to boost your awakening. Give yourself plenty of time to prepare for the office.

#5. Try this for at least a week. You need to give your body time to adjust. Over 20 years your body has been used to a totally different schedule. You can not expect to get used to this GRAVEYARD shift quickly. Especially if you are eating poorly and using stimulants such as coffee and soft drinks.


Saturday, July 5, 2008

New Guinness records in the Philippines

New records in the Philippines

On 15 March 2008 – nearly 487 years to the day after Ferdinand Magellan discovered the Philippines – businesswoman Sister Grace Galindez-Gupana (Philippines) achieved five Guinness World Records in a single day.

With the support of the Philippine National Red Cross, Sister Gupana embarked on a mass medical mission to provide 24 hours of free screenings for the marginalized Pintong Bocaue community. In doing so, she established four Guinness World Records:

Most blood identification tests in 24 hours: 260
Most cholesterol readings taken in 24 hours: 527
Most blood pressure readings taken in 24 hours: 2,302
Most diabetes readings taken in 24 hours: 503

Sister Grace wanted to involve children of the community in a record-breaking attempt too, and recruited youngsters from the local Baranggay Pintong Bocaue school to complete the longest drawing. Using coloured crayons, the children drew a picture of a long dragon with horns. The drawing was subsequently burned, in a symbolic act representing the victory of good over the devil.

All records were accredited in person by the Director of Records from Guinness World Records, who flew from London to Manila to certify that each record attempt had been carried out legitimately and to present Sister Gupana with certificates for her new records.

Sister Gupana is not new to record breaking. Last year, the ardent supporter of the State of Israel and its citizens reaped her first two Guinness World Records in the Holy Land for the largest flag (18,843 m²; 202,823 ft²) and for the largest banner (54,451 m²; 586,103 ft²).

For Sister Grace, breaking a record is a way of showing to the world that Filipinos can make a difference and are capable of helping and supporting those in need.

In regards to her remarkable feat, Sister Gupana states, "7 records is an amazing achievement for a lifetime."

Saturday, June 28, 2008

What is Pay per click?

Pay per click (PPC) is an advertising model used on search engines, advertising networks, and content websites/blogs, where advertisers only pay when a user actually clicks on an ad to visit the advertiser's website. Advertisers bid on keywords they predict their target market will use as search terms when they are looking for a product or service. When a user types a keyword query matching the advertiser's keyword list, or views a page with relevant content, the advertiser's ad may be shown. These ads are called a "Sponsored link" or "sponsored ads" and appear next to or above the "natural" or organic results on search engine results pages, or anywhere a webmaster/blogger chooses on a content page.

Pay per click ads may also appear on content network websites. In this case, ad networks such as Google AdSense and Yahoo! Publisher Network attempt to provide ads that are relevant to the content of the page where they appear, and no search function is involved.

While many companies exist in this space, Google AdWords, Yahoo! Search Marketing, and Microsoft adCenter are the largest network operators as of 2007. Minimum prices per click, often referred to as Costs Per Click (CPC), vary depending on the search engine, with some as low as $0.01. Very popular search terms can cost much more on popular engines. Arguably this advertising model may be open to abuse through click fraud, although Google and other search engines have implemented automated systems to guard against this.

Jack of all trades, master of none

"Jack of all trades, master of none" is a figure of speech used in reference to a person who is competent with many skills but is not outstanding in any one. The term has become a cliché and often used as an insult in its current form, which is only half of the quote. The full quote, "Jack of all trades, master of none, though ofttimes better than master of one," is actually a compliment, though the term stemming from it, just 'Jack of all trades' is usually seen as a compliment to someone who can adapt to most situations.

A Jack of all trades may also be a master of integration, as the individual knows enough from many learned trades and skills to be able to bring their disciplines together in a practical manner. Such a person is known as a polymath or a Renaissance man, and a typical example is someone like Leonardo da Vinci.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Earn Respect and Keep It

Excerpt from Adam Robert

R-E-S-P-E-C-T - what does that mean to you? Reminders about earning respect and keeping it.

Respect is a complicated thing. We all want it but few have it. Most give it too easily and some who deserve it never receive it. It is earned by a combination of strengths – willpower, patience, tenacity, integrity, to name but a few. Some people are afforded a certain amount of respect because of their position – ie, the American President, a Police Chief. But for most of us, respect is not bestowed upon us unconditionally and, rather, we have to learn to earn and keep it.

There are things that you can do to point you in the right direction for earning respect from others. A few changes in certain areas of lifestyle, will go far in bringing you that much desired respect.

  • Learn to dress like someone who is worthy of respect. Having a well-polished look in all situations will always get more respect than poor or mediocre styled people. It also gets the much-needed attention to demonstrate that you are worthy of respect on other planes.
  • Think before you speak and, in fact, say only necessary things. Do not ramble on about anything. Next time you are introduced to someone for the first time, try waiting a few minutes before starting a conversation. In most cases, the other person will start a rambling conversation in an attempt to impress you.
  • Don’t talk about things you know nothing about. We all know these types – the ones we roll our eyes at – don’t be one. Lying, especially about pointless things, is the fastest way to lose respect.
  • Contrary to popular advice, don’t walk around with a smile glued on your face. You will not look like a serious person and, frankly, always reminds me of appearing vulnerable or untrustworthy.
  • Confidence and humility go hand in hand. Walk tall, speak clearly, have impeccable mannerisms, have good eye contact to portray yourself as someone worth trusting. A dose of humility keeps confidence from growing into arrogance. Do not brag about anything, rather acknowledge others’ contributions to your successes.
  • Remember names and dates and details. Make a point of trying to remember names of people you meet, some detail they have told you and the date on which you meet them. Recalling this information later is very impressive.

As you can see, most of these suggestions stem from extending the utmost of respect to others who deserve it. These things are not difficult and, probably, many of us practice these things anyways. But it never hurts to be reminded and you would be surprised how easily we can forget even basic respectful gestures.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

New 7 Wonders of the World

The New 7 Wonders of the World were announced during the Official Declaration ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday, July 7, 2007 and history was made! This inaugural worldwide vote also produced the first-ever Global Memory and a new set of 7 Human Virtues.

Please Vote our Wonders.. visit this link

Chocolate Hills


The Chocolate Hills is an unusual geological formation in Bohol, Philippines. It is composed of around 1,268 perfectly cone-shaped hills, all about the same size, spread over an area of more than 50 sq km The hills are covered in green grass that turns brown during the dry season, giving them the name ''Chocolate Hills.''

Mayon Volcano


Mayon Volcano is an active volcano on the Filipino island of Luzo, 15 km northwest of Legazpi City.It is classified by volcanologists as a stratovolcano (composite volcano). Its symmetric cone was formed through alternate pyroclastic and lava flows. Mayon is the most active volcano in the country, having erupted over 47 times in the past 400 years, and is a part of what is called the Pacific Ring of Fire.

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park


The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is located about 50 km north of the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. It features a limestone karst mountain landscape with an 8.2 km. navigable underground river. A distinguishing feature of the river is that it winds through a cave before flowing directly into the South China Sea. It includes major formations of stalactites and stalagmites, and several large chambers. The lower portion of the river is subject to tidal influences. The underground river is reputed to be the world's longest. At the mouth of the cave, a clear lagoon is framed by ancient trees growing right to the water's edge. Monkeys, large monitor lizards, and squirrels find their niche on the beach near the cave.

Tubbataha Reef


Tubbataha Reef is an atoll coral reef in the Sulu Sea that belongs to the Philippines. It is a marine sanctuary protected as Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park. The reef is composed of two atolls, North and South Reefs. Each reef has a single small islet that protrudes from the water. The atolls are separated by a deep channel 8 kilometers wide. Over one thousand species, including many that are endangered, can be found at on the reef. These include manta rays, lionfish, tortoises, clownfish and sharks.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

How to Know if You're Really in Love

It is a very common question, "How can I tell I'm in love?", but it is not an easy question to answer. What feels like love to one person may be nothing more than attraction to another. Some people fall in and out of love quickly and often while others are never really in love as much as they are in lust. This can get confusing when you are a teen because romantic love is a relatively new concept for you and you don't know what to expect. You are overwhelmed with all sorts of new feelings and social pressures. They are confusing. What is love? What makes you want a romantic relationship with one person and not another? How does your heart choose a partner? Why does love end? These questions can't be easily answered.

One of the most confusing quasi-love feelings is lust. Lust is a very powerful, very intense feeling of physical attraction toward another person.

Lust is mainly sexual in nature - the attraction is superficial based on instant chemistry rather than genuine caring. Usually we lust after people we do not know well, people we still feel comfortable fantasizing about. It is very common for people to confuse lust for love. But why? What is it about lust and love that make them so easy to mix up? If lust is all about sex, how can a relationship without sex be about lust? Teens struggle with this because they see lust in the Biblical sense, but lust isn't that sinister. Lust is about physical attraction and acting ONLY on physical attraction. Love is about much more than that. Yet many teens (and to be fair, many adults) confuse an intense attraction for some sort if divine love. For teens, since feelings of attraction are still new and since pop-culture sells sex and love as one package, it is very easy to get the two mixed up.

Lust is clearly not love. Love is based on more than just physical attraction. Sure, attraction is a factor, but love goes deeper than that. Love is based on caring, friendship, commitment and trust. When you are in love it is as if you have your best most trusted friend at your side AND you feel physically attracted to them. It is the best of both worlds! Love is a shared feeling between two people who have a vested interest in one anothers happiness. Love is not about jealousy. It is not about conflict. It is not about testing. Love is a positive feeling. If it is tainted by mistrust, jealousy, insecurity or spitefulness it is not really love but merely a pale copy. Love is the total surrender of your heart to another person with the security of knowing they will treat it better than you will. Love should feel good. It should not feel bad. Love should make you want to be a better person, it should not lead you to do something self destructive. Love is not demanding of your spirit but lifts it and makes it glow. Love is a good thing. Anything less is lust, deep friendship or attraction. So the sappiness aside, the question remains, how can you tell you are in love?

There is no easy way to find the truth behind your feelings or the feelings of another person but there are some tell-tale signs that love is blooming (or growing deeper). If you agree with 7 of the following 9 statements you are probably in love.

  1. You know, because you have been told by your significant other, that your deep feelings are returned in kind.
  2. The object of your affections makes you feel special and good about yourself.
  3. If/when you feel jealous it is always fleeting; you trust your partner not to betray you or hurt your relationship.
  4. Nothing makes you feel as serene as when you and your partner are together.
  5. When you fight with your partner you usually make up within a few hours and you always agree that nothing is more important than you both being able to express your true feelings (even if they sometimes cause conflict).
  6. Your partner never asks you to choose between him/her and your loyalties to your family and friends - if you do choose him/her over them you always have a good reason and it is always YOUR decision, and your decision alone.
  7. Neither you or your partner feel the need to test the other's loyalties or feelings.
  8. You are more yourself when with your partner than you are with anybody else.
  9. If sex is part of your relationship it is by mutual desire and agreement without the slightest hint of commitment testing or persuasion.

Yes it's me and I'm in love again

Well for the second time i have fallen in love…

There’s nothing that’s as exciting (and nerve-wracking) as falling for someone… all of the hopeful anticipation…

I knew her at through internet. Her name is Sandra Jane.
She's not perfect but she's trying to be as perfect as she can..
i love her coz she makes my life complete...

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Getting Over a Break-Up

If you've just had a break-up and are feeling down, you're not alone. Just about everyone experiences a break-up at sometime, and many then have to deal with heartbreak — a wave of grief, anger, confusion, low self-esteem, and maybe even jealousy all at once. Millions of poems and songs have been written about having a broken heart and wars have even been fought because of heartbreak.

What Exactly Is Heartbreak?

Lots of things can cause heartbreak. Some people might have had a romantic relationship that ended before they were ready. Others might have strong feelings for someone who doesn't feel the same way. Or maybe a person feels sad or angry when a close friend ends or abandons the friendship. Although the causes may be different, the feeling of loss is the same — whether it's the loss of something real or the loss of something you only hoped for. People describe heartbreak as a feeling of heaviness, emptiness, and sadness.

How Can I Deal With How I Feel?

Most people will tell you you'll get over it or you'll meet someone else, but when it's happening to you, it can feel like no one else in the world has ever felt the same way. If you're experiencing these feelings, there are things you can do to lessen the pain. Here are some tips that might help:

  • Share your feelings. Some people find that sharing their feelings with someone they trust — someone who recognizes what they're going through — helps them feel better. That could mean talking over all the things you feel, even having a good cry on the shoulder of a comforting friend or family member. Others find they heal better if they hang out and do the things they normally enjoy, like seeing a movie or going to a concert, to take their minds off the hurt. If you feel like someone can't relate to what you're going through or is dismissive of your feelings, find someone more sympathetic to talk to. (OK, we know that sharing feelings can be tough for guys, but you don't necessarily have to tell the football team or your wrestling coach what you're going through. Talk with a friend or family member, a teacher, or counselor. It might make you more comfortable if you find a female family member or friend, like an older sister or a neighbor, to talk to.)
  • Remember what's good about you. This one is really important. Sometimes people with broken hearts start to blame themselves for what's happened. They may be really down on themselves, exaggerating their faults as though they did something to deserve the unhappiness they're experiencing. If you find this happening to you, nip it in the bud! Remind yourself of your good qualities, and if you can't think of them because your broken heart is clouding your view, get your friends to remind you.
  • Take good care of yourself. A broken heart can be very stressful so don't let the rest of your body get broken too. Get lots of sleep, eat healthy foods, and exercise regularly to minimize stress and depression and give your self-esteem a boost.
  • Don't be afraid to cry. Going through a break-up can be really tough, and getting some of those raw emotions out can be a big help. We know this is another tough one for guys, but there's no shame in crying now and then. No one has to see you do it — you don't have to start blubbering in class or at soccer practice or anything. Just a find a place where you can be alone, like crying into your pillow at night or in the shower when you're getting ready for the day.
  • Do the things you normally enjoy. Whether it's seeing a movie or going to a concert, do something fun to take your mind off the negative feelings for a while.
  • Keep yourself busy. Sometimes this is difficult when you're coping with sadness and grief, but it really helps. This is a great time to redecorate your room or try a new hobby. That doesn't mean you shouldn't think about what happened — working things through in our minds is all part of the healing process — it just means you should focus on other things too.
  • Give yourself time. It takes time for sadness to go away. Almost everyone thinks they won't feel normal again, but the human spirit is amazing — and the heartbreak almost always heals after a while. But how long will that take? That depends on what caused your heartbreak, how you deal with loss, and how quickly you tend to bounce back from things. Getting over a break-up can take a couple of days to many weeks — and sometimes even months.

Some people feel that nothing will make them happy again and resort to alcohol or drugs. Others feel angry and want to hurt themselves or someone else. People who drink, do drugs, or cut themselves to escape from the reality of a loss may think they are numbing their pain, but the feeling is only temporary. They're not really dealing with the pain, only masking it, which makes all their feelings build up inside and prolongs the sadness.

Sometimes the sadness is so deep — or lasts so long — that a person may need some extra support. For someone who isn't starting to feel better after a few weeks or who continues to feel depressed, talking to a counselor or therapist can be very helpful.

So be patient with yourself, and let the healing begin.

Pope Benedict visits U.S

Details about Pope Benedict XVI’s much-anticipated apostolic journey to the United States next year have begun to emerge. Anticipated stops for the Pope’s first-ever US visit include, New York, Washington, Boston and possibly Baltimore.

The tentatively scheduled April 15 to 20 trip is centered around a papal speech before the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon personally invited the pontiff to address the UN.

However, plans for the voyage remain unconfirmed. George Weigel, in comments to CNA, said that "[i]f the Pope comes to the UN next spring, he'll obviously do one or two other American cities.” “Nevertheless, there is no decision I'm aware of on which it would be.”

Sources familiar with the plans for the papal visit say that the pontiff will visit New York, where he will celebrate Mass at Central Park, give an address in St. Patrick's Cathedral, and pause for a moment of reflection at Ground Zero.

The trip, however, will reportedly begin in Washington, where the Pope is expected to meet with the president, visit Catholic University of America and say Mass on the National Mall.

The last stop is Boston, where he is expected to address the sexual abuse scandal. His visit there would end with a Mass on Boston Common.


Protestors gather on Fifth Avenue during the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York April 19, 2008.

What is your comment about this protest?

Sunday, April 13, 2008

IDX webdesigns

I am so thankful and blessed kc I've worked and spend my working life @ Here are some of my reasons:
  1. My bossing Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Cooper, They were my employers, mentors and my second Parents. Ever Supportive in my career.
  2. My workplace @ el reo and Nova tierra, mini-office pero i love it.kc i felt nasa bahay hustle and no pressured at all
  3. Cooper Family, for giving me a chance to be part of there family.. and i really appreciate it so much
  4. My co-workers namely(Arranged in work time):
    1. Michael Puente (Designer)- learns rapidly, easily and efficiently. . I salute you bro
    2. Nessan balondo (Programmer)- is friendly and outgoing..
    3. Constantino Siocon (Programmer)- is fluent in producing and elaborating on ideas.
    4. Jovelyn Baron (Designer)-puts depth into drawing, showing planning and good proportion.
    5. Jay Dalleda (Programmer)-can show intense concentration on a task.
    6. Florante Salinas (Designer)-has a keen sense of humour, seeing humour in situations others don't.
    7. Vincent Jamero (Programmer)-likes to study some subjects more than others.
    8. Jan Michael Guardaquivil (Designer)-can show unusual degrees of originality, concentration and persistent hard work on projects that capture their interest and imagination. Known as Mr. Talkative.
    9. Larejun Pineda (Programmer)-has a liking for structure, order and consistency. Known as Mr. Silent but deep.
    10. Richelle Joy San Pedro (Programmer)-displays a great curiosity about objects, situations or events. known as Sexy girl in town.
    11. JanPol Rama(Programmer)-doesn't mind being different
    12. Ana Marie Tandal (SEO)-always trying to adapt or improve things. Known as SEO expert
    13. Jorge Cabaluna (Programmer)-seeks assistance of others beyond his or age peers in extending knowledge in areas of interest
    14. John Paul Larridal (Programmer)-asks many questions of a provocative nature
  5. Other Employees
    1. Cristina Samarista (V.A)- shows superior judgement in evaluating things
    2. Zeus Tampus (Designer)-displays a willingness to accept complexity
    3. Alex Mamba (Office Assistant)- is looked to by others when something must be decided
    4. Raul Maano (Programmer)-is able to extend learning from these key areas to various situations somewhat unrelated in orientation
    5. Others not mentioned. Specially the OJTs (namely: Joy Thompson, Jonathan David, Archie and others) You're lucky you found your best training field
Because of those people mentioned above naging mabuti at magaling ako na tao ngayon...
KEEP UP the GOOD work guys!!!!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Philippine Crisis..

What about economic crisis in the Philippines?

The first thing to do when you are about to do a research is to narrow what you want to look for. Researching is looking for an answer.

First ask a question. Your statement is so vague, economic crisis. Are you asking what is the root cause?

Are you looking for a solution to the economic crisis? or are you asking, Why is the economy of the Philippines seems to be in crisis all the time? Then and only then that you will be able to do a research.

Maybe first ask yourself what is economy? What constitutes an economy? If I buy something made in the Philippines am I helping the economy of the Philippines? If all my classmates are buying things we need made in the Philippines am we helping the economy of the Philippines?

As a young person ask yourself, "If I help promote buy in the Philippines am I helping solve the economic crisis?

My parting words and you can quote me on this, the Philippine economic crisis is partly due to the preferences of ordinary citizens to buy foreign made goods.

I also hope you will do research on the possibility of RP being a US state!

Crisis in the Philippines
Election scandal and impeachment send Arroyo government reeling, and Filipinos to the streets

Global Research, July 27, 2005

The Philippines is set to explode, as President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo faces impeachment after being caught in the act of rigging her 2004 re-election, sparking outrage and threats of popular revolt.

Military intelligence agents opposed to Arroyo wiretapped conversations between Arroyo and a man believed to be elections commissioner Virgilio Garcillano. In one of the damning May 2004 conversations, Arroyo is heard asking Garcillano (addressed by Arroyo as "Garci") if she will win the election by more than 1 million votes:

"So, will I lead by more than 1 million?"

According to opponents of Arroyo, the infamous "Hello, Garci" phone call is definitive proof that Arroyo cheated in the election, which she won by about 1.1 million votes over Fernando Poe, Jr. (who died in December 2004 after allegedly suffering a stroke), amidst other allegations of vote manipulation.

Transcripts and digital files of the Arroyo wiretaps, and complete analysis of the scandal are available from the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism and the alternative investigative site Bulatlat.

Arroyo has admitted that it was her voice on the tape, an absolute confirmation of her guilt, according to her opponents and critics. Arroyo, however, has only apologized for a "lapse in judgment". Her attorneys and supporters have argued that the wiretaps were illegally obtained (therefore inadmissible as evidence). But the damage is done: just about every Filipino citizen has heard the tapes. The derision is so extensive, that the "Hello, Garci" call has been made into a popular cell phone ring tone.

The impeachment case against Arroyo will include charges of betrayal of public trust, culpable violation of the constitution, graft, corruption, and bribery. Vice President Noli de Castro may be the target of a separate impeachment. Arroyo will also be tried, as the commander of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, for the murder of political activists and other civilians, and death squad activities over the past three years. Ten cabinet members, who recently resigned their posts, have called on Arroyo to resign. The former cabinet members have expressed their willingness to testify against Arroyo.

Outraged lawmakers and citizens are promising a "people power" revolt, if pro-Arroyo majority forces obstruct or derail the impeachment. The regimes of Ferdinand Marcos (1986) and Joseph Estrada (2001) were ousted by popular revolts.

A lesson for Americans

The new Philippine crisis presents another sobering example of how people in nations outside of the Anglo-American axis grasp the concepts of democracy and liberty better than those inside the "elite bubble" ever will. Filipinos are taking to the streets, raising their collective voices, and fighting for ethical government. They are being active and creative with their protest. They know what is at stake. The yoke of imperialism, and the stink of corruption, are all too familiar to Filipinos, and they are taking action.

By comparison, the Bush administration has committed crimes of unprecedented scope and scale, on a virtual daily basis for nearly five years. Three consecutive stolen elections, 9/11, the "war on terrorism", the Patriot Act, the invasions and occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq, Plame/Rove, the Downing Street Papers, Abu Ghraib/Guantanamo and a long list of other blatant atrocities, have sparked little resistance (or even interest) among the most Americans. Tragic evidence of the triumph of social controls in the "developed" world.

Pacific linchpin

The emergency in the Philippines demands careful monitoring, and the importance of what unfolds cannot be overstated.

The US cannot afford to lose the Philippines, its key geostrategic pivot in the Pacific and the South China Sea, and its most important military-intelligence base in the region. The Arroyo government has been the Bush administration’s top "war on terrorism" ally in Asia. (See the six-part series "The United States in the Philippines: post-9/11 Imperatives").

The US wiped out a quarter of the Filipino population in its 1899-1903 conquest of the Philippines. In the modern era, through ongoing covert operations and a series of brutal puppet regimes, the US has made the Philippines its top regional neo-colony, whose geostrategic importance increases as the US marches closer to a cold war with China.

It goes without saying that the Bush administration will follow tradition, and pull out all the stops to maintain US control over its most precious Pacific foothold, including doing what is necessary to prevent a popular revolt in the Philippines that could threaten US interests.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

My Birth Day


Baka nagtaka kayo why now lang me nagpost ng blog ko Well, I'm just too busy kanina entertaining my visitors kaya I don’t have time to post. It was not a spectacular celebration then, but at least I celebrated it when my family and few of my friends. Some of my friends were busy kanina, that’s why hindi sila nakapunta pero ok lng nman, di naman nila nakalimutan bday ko. Nagtext nman cla to greet me kaya okz lng sakin…

The exciting part sa bday ko ay yung dumating ex ko. We had problem before due to the breakup, but then were ok now... We both understand that we are really not meant for each other though we still have a little hesitation with each other.

Masaya naman ang celebration…

Thank you mga friends sa pagpunta… I appreciate it so much.

Some of my pictures taken from my bday

Friday, March 21, 2008

My last day as teenager

I don't know what will happen next...

I'm still thinking kung ano ba talaga mangyayari sakin pagkatung2x ko ng 21.. mmm... cguro more matured na tsaka dapat ready to face all the challenges in life..
Masaya ako kc at this point of time. I experienced a lot as teenager.. malling, bar happing, and others..
maraming mga roller coaster na events, may masaya, malungkot but despite those things im still strong and ready to face next level of my life..