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GRABCAR WELCOME AT NAIA TERMINALS

Passengers can now book GrabCar in NAIA Terminals upon arrival at the airport

 

 With the recent announcement of GrabCar’s approval of TNC accreditation in NAIA, Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA)  has open its gates to GrabCar to pick-up passengers in all its four terminals. Grab booths will also be provided for passengers whoe does not have the Grab mobile app yet to assist them in bookong their rides. Here are the four pick-up locations as reported by techpatrl.com: Terminal 1 – Main Arrival Curbside Terminal 2 – Inner Arrival between Bays 7 & 8 Terminal 3 – Secondary Arrival Curbside between Bays 5 & 6 Terminal 4 – Curbside GrabCar drivers will be allowed […]

GRINGO HONASAN A SOLDIER TURNED REBEL WITH A CAUSE

Gringo Honasan Transcribed (Part 2): “I looked at him (Marcos) like a god”

 

 As promised, here is the second part of our conversation with Senator Gringo Honasan. In continuation of his platforms and agenda, he speaks of tax-exemptions, government funding, his first order of business if elected as vice president, and how he looked at Marcos during his time as a soldier, pre-EDSA People Power days. Tax-exempt for below PHP 30,000 earners “Nasa platform namin yan. Any income below P30,000 tax-free. The only sure things in life are death and taxes. Hirap na hirap na nga pahihirapan mo pa? It’s unfair. Tax na natin yung top 1,000 corporations na walang ginawa kung hindi […]

GRINGO HONASAN, SOLDIER, REBEL, POLITICIAN

Gringo Honasan Transcribed (Part 1): “I’ll put my 42 years of public service on the line and tell the people that what makes me different – the strength, courage of my convictions, and the audacity to make things happen. I will help solve crimes or die trying”

 

 Election period or not, we have had the opportunities on several occasions to meet and sit down with former soldier-turned-rebel-turned senator Gregorio Ballesteros Honasan II, mostly commonly known as Gringo Honasan, and every time we see him it’s always the same man we’ve met like the first time we met him some couple of years ago. The gallant Honasan, who would be turning 68 this March 14, was an ordinary  soldier for 17 years prior to his 7 years stint as a rebel, and 18 years as senator. He’s keen and planning to retire on 2019, “But I think God wants […]

SPACE EDSA SHARED LIVING IN THE METROPOLIS

If traffic and long hours spent on the road are problems we just can’t take anymore, Space EDSA is the solution we’ve all been waiting for

 

 Think of the long lines to get to the train when you board the MRT in the morning and during the rush hours in the late afternoon. Think of all the commuting woes and problems you’re experiencing going to your work place and coming home very late at night because of the never ending carmageddon. Aint it just frustrating to come home never had to spend quality time with your loved ones because you’re too tired from the long hours of traveling because of bumper to bumper traffic situations in EDSA? Or are you simply a student or BPO agent […]

MICHAEL PASCUAL RESTORE MANAGER

ReStore, a home improvement donation center offering discounted items opens first facility in Asia

 

 ReStore is a home improvement donation store for new and slightly used building materials and home products. It is also the fundraising arm of Habitat for Humanity. ReStore was established in Canada and first opened in 1991, after-which there have been a total of 957 ReStore worldwide including the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, and the very first facility in Asia which is located in the Philippines. Habitat for Humanity‘s non-profit home improvement donation center recently opened its first ReStore in the Philippines along Alabang-Zapote Road, Las Pinas City. The center is managed by Habitat for Humanity Philippines. ReStore offers the general public […]

FORMER MMDA CHAIRMAN FRANCIS TOLENTINO ANNOUNCES HIS BID FOR SENATORIAL CANDIDACY (SCREENCAPPED VIA GMA NEWS)

Tolentino resigns as MMDA chairman; gave hint on up-coming Senate race

 

 It has been said many times that it only need one wrong move for a man to make that can damage his reputation and quite unforeseen, former MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino took the road to disaster bringing with him his bid for senatorial candidacy to a halt. To simply put it this way, Tolentino‘s political ambition to run as one of Liberal Party’s (LP) senatorial candidates dwindled when the flirty all-girl group Playgirls gyrated and dry-humped on-stage to celebrate party list member Rep. Benjamin Agarao‘s birthday that took place in Laguna after the oath-taking of new members and right after the party’s standard-bearer Mar […]

GRABCAR PHILIPPINES OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON SEPT. 8 TRAFFIC PROBLEM

GrabCar Philippines official statement in connection to Sept. 8 ‘carmageddon’

 

 Official Statement from GrabCar Philippines “GrabTaxi has always been committed to providing a better option for public transportation. We would like to apologize to commuters as not everyone was able to get a ride home via our service during the downpour last Tuesday, 8 September 2015. Heavy rains resulted in traffic congestion and flooded areas all over Metro Manila. Many of our drivers were affected and got stranded, like the rest of Metro Manila, and were not able to  accept bookings as they were caught in the gridlock. The flooded road conditions also meant that they would have risked passenger […]

RESCUED PHILIPPINE EAGLE NAMED AFTER ALDUB PHENOMENA

Rescued Philippine eagle named after AlDub

 

 A young Philippine eagle was rescued and christened AlDub, as reported today on 24Oras GMA News. The man who found the bird believes, by christening the eagle AlDub, will help encourage more people to support for the bird’s well-being and preservation. The man brought and turned over AlDub to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Meanwhile, releasing of captive Philippine eagles back to the wild is suspended by DENR following the killing of Pamana who was shot and found dead last August 19. Pamana was an endangered Philippine eagle released back to her natural habitat in Mt. Hamiguitan, Davao Oriental on June 12, 2015. Pamana’s killer is still […]

INC MEMBERS PROTEST RALLY ALONG EDSA SHAW MRT STATION. PHOTO BY FLORENCIO JUSAY, JR.

Commuters stranded for almost 4 hrs. as INC members protest against DOJ De Lima and for the separation of church and state

 

 Commuters either going home or coming for work last night were greeted with horrendous traffic and road blockage when Iglesia Ni Cristo members trooped to EDSA Shaw in Ortigas and Mandaluyong area to protest against Secretary Laila De Lima and the DOJ for meddling in the internal affairs of the religious group following the investigation of the abduction of some of its members. The INC members held a protest in front of DOJ office in Padre Faura before heading to EDSA Shrine for a mass protest later in the evening. Florencio Jusay, Jr., blogger, Manual To Lyf, who was in the […]

OFWs appeal to Bureau of Customs new Balikbayan Box Tax Rule

 

 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) around the globe and their families in the country are appealing to the Bureau of Customs headed by Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina to stop implementing new Balikbayan Box Tax Rule where customs officials are allowed to open and inspect incoming balikbayan boxes for taxable goods. This new rule, according to the Customs Chief Lina will prevent the abuse on sending items that ‘can well may be used for commercial purposes.’ “The contents of a balikbayan box must not exceed US$500.00 in value. Canned goods, grocery items and other household effects must not exceed a dozen a kind, while apparel, […]

TYPHOON GONI (INENG) UPDATES VIA WEATHERPHILIPPINES

Typhoon Goni (Ineng) updates by WeatherPhilippines

 

 Typhoon GONI (INENG) has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility at around noontime today. This strong and fast moving cyclone may directly affect the extreme northern part of Luzon, particularly the Batanes Group of Islands on Friday or Saturday. Meanwhile, at 5:00 PM today, the eye of Typhoon ATSANI (17W), the other strong typhoon over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean, was located some 1,030 km east-northeast of Saipan or about 1,170 km east-northeast of Guam (16.6N 155.2E) with maximum sustained winds of 200 kph near the center and gustiness up to 240 kph. It was moving West-Northwest at 17 kph during the past 6 […]

MCDONALD'S OFFICIAL STATEMENT FOOD POISONING INCIDENT

McDonald’s issues official statement in response to ‘food poisoning’ incident

 

 Here is the official statement of McDonald’s, as of 12 NN,  with regards to the death of the Escano couple. “Nothing is more important to McDonald’s than the safety and well-being of all our customers. We would like to assure everyone that the food and drinks we serve are safe. We adhere to strict food safety and quality standards at all times. The initial police report involving the case of Mr. Jose Maria C. Escano and Ms. Juliet Yap Escano in Las Pinas, has been released and cited ‘shock secondary to [the] ingestion of [a] toxic substance’ as their cause […]

GLOBE, PNP, NBI COLLABORATION YIELDS SERIES OF ARRESTS

Globe, PNP, and NBI collab yields series of arrests; 65 cable thieves and fraudsters charged

 

 This just in! As we keep ourselves vigilant from online fraud and identity theft, a breaking update from Globe Telecom reached our work table. Sharing with you now the recent developments from Globe‘s collaboration with the Philippine National Police (PNP), and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in combating illegal activities. Globe, PNP, and NBI have arrested and charged 65 alleged cable thieves and fraudsters as the drive against such illegal activities continues to intensify. Twelve individuals were apprehended and are now facing prosecution for Estafa due to illegal recontracting and subscription fraud, 31 for illegal sale of WiMax Modems, and […]

BB. PILIPINAS 2010 AND MISS UNIVERSE 2010 4TH RUNNER UP VENUS RAJ SECURING HER NBI CLEARANCE.

Securing NBI Clearance made faster in 1-2-3 easy steps

 

 The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) goes online! Securing clearances, that is. Now, getting your NBI Clearance is made faster with these 3 easy steps. No more hassles of lining up and waiting for hours or the whole day with the full implementation of its Online registration, Appointment, and E-Payment System, securing an NBI Clearance has become faster, easier, and more convenient. To register online, visit clearance.nbi.gov.ph. From the 6-step process, the new system has considerably reduced the entire process into three (3) steps: 1.Online registration, appointment, and e-payment system; 2. Photo capture and fingerprint biometrics; 3. NBI Clearance printing During […]

'Life Hack' books published by Kerygma Books

Life Hacks from people who knew it best; Kerygma launchs inspirational books to help people in struggle

 

 Having problems and painful experiences is inevitable. Some may think that they are alone and no one can understand what they’re going through. Even fear of sharing it to others conquers them because they believe nobody can relate to them. To this, Kerygma Books, published by leading inspirational media outlet Shepherd’s Voice Publication, started helping them through their books which are written by Catholic lay people. They have been publishing for almost 25 years, mostly devotionals, magazines, inspirational, personal finance and even relationship books. Been there, done that. This is what easy-reads Filipino writers such as Rissa Singson Kawpeng, Obet […]

Lower spot market charges and cheaper fuel prices lead to generation charge reduction.

Good news, Meralco power rates down this month!

 

 If you are concern that your electricity bill(s) might jack up this month because, as we all know,  the heat temperature is badly rising this summer time and the solutions like going to malls, increase the air conditioner cooling, double the household electric fan, all of these are not easy-on-the-pocket. What’s new? Right? Good thing that today, the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) released a statement that overall rates went down by PhP 0.70 per kilowatthour (kWh) this May. Said decrease is due to lower generation costs from all power suppliers of Meralco. Wow! This is absolutely amazing! For this report, they are saying […]

THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN OF PSDMN-RESCUE RECON HEADED BY CHAIRMAN COL. ALEJANDRO 'ALEX' T. ESCANO.

PSDMNR5 demonstrated commitment in rescue and disaster recovery during Typhoon Chedeng in Baler, Aurora Province

 

 “Where will you be?” and “Who will you be with?” are two strong lines from the trailer of the upcoming Hollywood earthquake disaster movie San Andreas starring Dwayne Johnson as a Los Angeles Fire Department rescue-helicopter pilot out to save the lives of his loved ones during a strong earthquake that hits San Francisco. Just like the character of Johnson, the Private Sector Disaster Management Network – Rescue Recon Reliable Rapid Response (PSDMNR5) men and women risk their own lives to save other peoples lives in times of disaster in the Philippines. PSDMNR5 is a private rapid response team part of […]

GLOBE VS SMART RIVALRY TAKES A FULL SWING AT THE COVETED NO. 1 SPOT IN PHILIPPINE TELCO INDUSTRY.

Philippines’ telco giants, Globe and Smart, take a swing at the No. 1 spot in mobile network’s leadership

 

 With both Globe and Smart growing numbers of mobile subscribers in Philippine territory, telco giants take a full swing in the almost never-ending rivalry for the coveted No. 1 position in mobile telecommunications industry’s leadership. Counting their followers grew by the millions, Globe and Smart mobile network released annual growth and end-of-year billion peso revenue report 2014 for prepaid, postpaid, and broadband services at the beginning of the 2nd quarter of 2015. Globe Telecom was the first to announce the highlights of their major achievements in a full list of attendees earlier today, April 7, held at Fairmont Hotel in […]

Actor-comedian Vhong Navarro tops Google Top Philippines Trending Searches in 2104.

Vhong Navarro tops Google Philippines Trending Search in 2014

 

 Google Top Trending Searches in 2014 Might be surprising to some but for those who are following Vhong Navarro‘s alleged rape case filed by Deniece Cornejo and mauling incident perpetrated by a group led by Cedric Lee, Google Philippines‘ year-end report that the actor-comedian tops the list of search in 2014 only proves that a lot of netizens are following these cases. This was revealed during Google Philippines’ Year in Search 2014 coinciding the first public appearance of Google Philippines Country Manager Ken Lingan held at Nest MNL Table & Bar in Bonifacio Global City. Following Vhong Navarro on the list are Flappy […]

Habitat for Humanity Philippines' Official Media Release #1 - Typhoon Hagupit.

Habitat for Humanity launches appeal to assist those affected by Typhoon Hagupit

 

 Appeal to assist Habitat  for  Humanity  has  launched  an  appeal  to  assist  families  affected  by  Typhoon  Hagupit  (called  Ruby  in  the  Philippines).  The  storm  made  first  landfall  on  Samar,  an  island  in  the  Visayas,  Philippines,  late  in  the  evening  of  Saturday,  6th of  December. According  to  the  Philippines  National  Disaster  Risk  Reduction  and  Management  Council,  more  than  130,000   families  were  evacuated  in  six  regions  of  the  Philippines. “Habitat  for  Humanity  is  sheltering  evacuated  families  in  Leyte,  Cebu  and  Surigao  del  Sur  provinces  of  the   Philippines.  Staff  and  materials  are  prepositioned  and  we  will  begin  to  support  affected  families […]

“Hope After the Storm” Online Photo Challenge.

Share a photo, win a GoPro HERO

 

 Just got this online photo contest invite from the mailbox and we want to share it with you, especially those who have been to Tacloban after the devastation of Typhoon Yolanda. It says, “(The) U.S. Embassy. In observance of the 1st Anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan, (we) are conducting a photo contest called “Hope After the Storm” Online Photo Challenge. Up for grabs is a GoPro Hero camera.” This contest is open to all, and isn’t just for photo bloggers or professional photographers.  Two renowned photographers and two Embassy representatives will judge the contest.  Anyone residing in the Philippines can join.  For […]

TAKE YOUR PICK. SMART's Free Internet or GLOBE's Free FB is Back promo?

SMART’s Free Internet vs GLOBE’s Free Facebook – A telco rivalry only in the Philippines!

 

 Who doesn’t want to have free internet access the whole day or best, unlimited data that’s good enough for 24/7 web browsing, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, or tons of movie downloads? We bet that when you heard that SMART announced their Free Internet promo, you started to give a round of applause to MVP, started to tweet about it, and pass around the good news to your friends. It was like the greatest thing that happened in a country where internet connection speed barely keeps up with the Southeast Asian neighbors. But alas, SMART subscribers jumped into the bandwagon and […]

CONGRESSMAN FROM DAVAO CITY FILES PHILIPPINE GREEN JOBS ACT OF 2014. Cong. Nograles files bill to generate more 'green jobs' and employment opportunities in the country.

JUST IN! Congressman from Davao City files new bill to generate more ‘green jobs’ in the Philippines

 

 To help reduce the impact on climate change that trigger disasters, one lawmaker from Davao City makes a move to establish more environment-friendly industries and services to reduce the adverse effects of climate change in the country through a passing of a bill that will complement Climate Change Act. Congressman Karlo Nograles files Philippine Green Jobs Act of 2014 which is poised to create employment opportunities that will be less harmful to the environment by using green technology, or innovations that conserve natural resources. At least one sane bill from Congress is up for approval from the masses unlike the ‘Anti-Selfie Bill‘ or House Bill […]

MRT TRAIN. A file photo of a Metro Rail Transit train approaching Ayala Station.

BREAKING: MRT train overshoots station crashes into barrier in Pasay mishap

 

 It’s all over the news and at around 3:53 PM (Manila time), a Metro Rail Transit (MRT) train bound for EDSA Pasay-Taft Station overshoots and crashes into the barrier injuring numbers of passengers commuting in this much-used public transportation in Manila. According to Regina Santos, one of the passengers interviewed by a DZMM Radyo Patrol ng Bayan reporter Zandher Cayabyab said that the incident started as the train was passing by the Magallanes Station-Southbound. Santos and other passengers heard a slight thud in the middle of the coach following visible smokes inside. Santos recalled that the pilot stopped the train along Magallanes tracks […]