Friday, August 31, 2012

Magnitude 8.1 Earthquake hit the Island

Manila, Philippines (August 31, 2012) – An earthquake measuring 8.1 on Richter scale hit the island nation on Friday evening, causing Tsunami alerts in various countries.

According to television reports and Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, Tsunami alerts have been issued in Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, and Belau while extensive Tsunami threats have been issued in Taiwan, Guam and Papua New Guinea.

As per the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the quake was 20 miles deep, off the coast of Philippines.

The Philippines is among the countries included in the Regional Tsunami Warning. If you're located near the eastern coasts of Leyte, Samar and Mindanao please be careful.
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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Praying for 10 Pesos

Sa loob ng simbahan ng Quiapo, isang batang pulubi ang mataimtim na nanalangin sa Diyos.

Pulubi: "Panginoon kung maaari po sana ay bigyan ninyo ako ng sampung piso dahil gutom na gutom na lang po ako."

Narinig sya ng isang pulis na kasalukuyan ding nagsisimba at bumilib sya sa katatagan ng bata sa pananampalataya sa Diyos.

Sa kanyang habag ay dumukot sya ng limang piso at iniabot sa bata na ang sabi: "Amang, narinig ng Diyos ang panalangin mo at heto tanggapin mo ang perang ito at ibili mo ng pagkain".

Tumingala ang bata sa pulis, kinuha nya ang limang pisong iniabot at muling yumuko para manalangin: "Panginoon, salamat po sa pagdinig ninyo sa aking panalangin, pero sana naman po sa uli-uli wag na ninyong pararaanin pa sa pulis, kasi malaki na ang bawas".
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Sa Isang Jeep...

Pasahero: Mama, Magkano Po Yung Pasahe?

Driver: 7.50 Yung Minimum

Pasahero: (Dumukot Ito Sa Bulsa Para Kunin Yung Pera Niya, Ngunit sa Di Sinasadyang Dahilan Kulang Yung Pamasahe Niya.) Patay, Kulang Yung Pera Ko. Paano Kaya Ito? (Nag Isip Ito At Lumingon Sa Driver. Napansin Niya Na Duling Ito. Sabi Niya Sa Kanyang Sarili, Tama Duling Yung Driver Sigurado Pag Nagbigay Ako Ng 3.75 di Niya Mapapansin Na Kulang Yung Pera Ko. Kasi Doble Yung Paningin Nito. Inabot Niya Sa Driver Yung Pera.

Ngunit Laking Gulat Niya Nung May Sinabi Yung Driver Sa Kanya.

Driver: Kulang Ito!

Pasahero: Anong Kulang? Di Ba Sabi Mo 7.50 Yung Minimum?

Driver: Oo Nga 7.50 eh Dalawa Kaya Kayo.

Patay! Akala Mo Lusot Kana ha?
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What is a Walis Tambo?

A walis tambo is a gadget that is used by filipinos in cleaning floors.  It is very effective in sweeping dust and dirt or any other trashes from cemented or wooden floors inside the house.  It is made up of dried stalks and flowers of grass which is locally made in philippines and actually more of these products are coming from Baguio City although it can be found as well in many different provinces.

As a Pinoy, I like to have walis tambo at home because it is always handy and easy to keep. Unlike using vacuum cleaner wherein you will have to use your electricity, using walis tambo is much environment friendly
and you are not only cleaning the floors of your house but you are also doing exercise at the same time.

One good thing I like about walis tambo is that, eventhough some of its fibers/stalks are already fallen but as long as there are still remaining fibers you can still use this for cleaning. Moreover, this kind of material is biodegradable so in short this is good for our planet earth. Promote our product, use walis tambo now.

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Pork Menudo Recipe

Hello kababayan, here is the recipe that most pinoys loved to cook during special occasions. I know most of pinoys around the world can hardly find pork meat especially in the middle east but this menu can still guide you by simply replacing the pork with any suitable meat like beef.  I will post here the recipe of beep menudo soon kaya antabay lang po.  For the meantime, Pork Menudo is our main menu for today.. wag na kayong matatakam, so let us get started.

Estimated preparation & cooking time: 45 minutes

Pork Menudo Ingredients:
1/2 kilo pork (cut into small chunks)
1/4 kilo pork liver (cut into small cubes)
3 potatoes (peeled, cut in small cubes, fried)
1 large carrot (peeled, cut in small cubes, fried)
1 green and 1 red bell pepper (diced)

1/4 cup raisins
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 cup chickpeas or green peas
1 cup pork or chicken stock
2 teaspoons of patis (fish sauce)

3 tablespoons oil
3 tomatoes (diced)
1 small head of garlic (minced)
1 medium size onion (diced)
Optional: 5 pieces chorizo de Bilbao (cut in small pieces)

Pork Menudo Cooking Instructions:
In a pan or wok, heat cooking oil
Saute garlic and onion.
After the garlic and onion turns golden brown,
Saute tomatoes, then add the pork, liver, chorizo de Bilabo, paprika, and the chicken stock.
add patis
Cover and bring to a boil. Simmer for about 20 minutes or until the pork is tender.
Add the chickpeas or green peas, potatoes, carrot, bell pepper, and raisins. Boil for another 2 minutes.
add Salt and pepper to taste.

Enjoy and Serve hot with white rice.

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Bayanihan A Filipino way of helping hand

Bayanihan is a term used by Filipinos that refers to a spirit of unity to achieve a particular task or objective. It is also sometimes referred to an action that brings up people from all walks of life to lend a hand in helping others in need.

Back in the old tradition of Filipinos wherein houses are made of Nipa Hut or “Bahay Kubo”, they used to do Bayanihan to help a family move to a new place through any form of voluntary transport of the house to another location.  How did they do this? Well, all kinds of Bahay Kubo back then are just temporarily built in one place.  Now the process of   Bayanihan is to literally transport the house to its new location.  People used to put long bamboo poles at the base of the Bahay Kubo by forming a robust frame.  This frame will serve as a temporary base of the Bahay Kubo house to make it stable while it is being transported.  The volunteers will lift the stilts from the ground and carry the whole house with the men positioned at the ends of each pole.

In a contemporary society today, the term Bayanihan is not anymore focusing on the transport of the Bahay kubo but instead it is now adopted as a local civil effort to resolve national issues such as helping each other during any calamities or supporting any group in solving any problem that may arise.
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Monday, August 20, 2012

Manny Pacquiao

Emmanuel "Manny" Dapidran Pacquiao,  born December 17, 1978) is a Filipino professional boxer and politician. He is the first eight-division world champion, in which he has won ten world titles, as well as the first to win the Lineal Championship in four different weight classes.

He was named "Fighter of the Decade" for the 2000s (decade) by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA), World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing Organization (WBO). He is also a three-time The Ring and BWAA "Fighter of the Year," winning the award in 2006, 2008 and 2009, and the Best Fighter ESPY Award in 2009 and 2011.

He was long rated as the best pound for pound boxer in the world by some sporting news and boxing websites, including ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Sporting Life, Yahoo! Sports,, BoxRec and The Ring. On April 2012, Pacquiao dropped to number two in the rankings, behind Floyd Mayweather, Jr. However on May 7, 2012, The Ring declared the top position vacant and jointly ranked Pacquiao and Mayweather in the number two spot.

Aside from boxing, Pacquiao has participated in acting, music recording and politics. In May 2010, Pacquiao was elected to the House of Representatives in the 15th Congress of the Philippines, representing the province of Sarangani.
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