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Here is another Pinay making us all proud. Amazing singer and more power to her!
That should have been NY Times ESOL 2008 Teacher of the Year.
Anyway, congratulations kuya Chito!
I really like her song that goes like this: “Panahon na… Panahon na…” Man, that’s quite incomplete but I really like that song!
She’s reliving the music of Filipinos the jazz way! I have listened to some of it and they were really good!
Way to go ate Charmaine!
For how many years are they going to clean our Manila Bay?
As a family, we have seen her concert and performance at and are very proud of her accomplishments. Her rendition of “Dahil Sa Iyo” is the best and another song that I love to play and made her quite famous and is played in mainstream radio is “Minamahal Kita”.
Yes, please listen to her music and if you love jazz her music is indeed something to be proud of as a Filipino.
Good to hear that Singaporeans will be sharing their knowledge in cleaning up Manila Bay. Singapore has been the cleanest country I’ve ever been to. kung baga exag ang kalinisan! Just because they have discipline and at the same time laws are being implemented. Fines are really quite high!! Better watch out! Filipinos should learn a lot of things. Cleanliness and orderliness should begin within ourselves. Quite shameful to know that we still need other country to clean our own mess!
Good job guys!!!
My monday will not be complete without your site.
Keep up the good works
All the while, i thought that the ‘Survivor’ being filmed at CamSur is its French version ‘Koh Lanta’ which had featured Palawan about a year ago or two… It’s a great feeling that the ‘mother’ Survivor chose the Philippines!
naks c jason.. congrats.. bka makalimot kn.. hehehe.. goodluck..
Wow! That’s really a good news! Should have been placed the the The Good Balita section. Hehe.
i love this site. it is so inspiring to be reading good news everyday from our country than those irritating bad news. thanks to the staff of goodnews pilipinas. my day is not complete without visiting your website. more power to all of you and MABUHAY! GOD bless!
It pays 2 be upbeat!
cheers to all Filipinos! especially to all the players…
this is the site that most filipinos should visit everytime they go online. it’s just inspiring and it always make my day. keep it up!
Sir, I salute to your success…Congrats! You made us proud. I just wish that one day you will share your
knowledge here in the Philippines. Mabuhay ka!
I wish GNP could come out with its global TV version to cushion the rubbish news being reported out of the major networks.
Keep up the good work!
It’s been nearly 30 years since we left the Philippines. Philippines-related media content here in Australia are ALWAYS negative. This site is a GREAT counter to that. It’s been a catalyst for change in me. I’ts been instrumental in me reconnecting with my love and affection for my pople. I AM VERY PROUD TO BE A FILIPINO once again. Mabuhay! I’m making plans to go back home.
It’s really nice to read so good news about Philippines. Great site for all pinoys abroad. HABUHAY GNP!
Yes. I’ve read this article from Yahoo! website.
I hope you still recall my name. Anyway just want to know exactly if your are referring to Mr. Tony Meloto of Gawad Kalinga. Thanks and Regards
Good news! But more is need to be done!!
Ang galing!! panalo toh!! kudos sa mga tiga marikina sana i-adopt din ng ibang cities.
pag ganito nababalitaan naming mga ofws talaga naman.. sarap umuwi sa marikina.. sarap umuwi sa pinas!!!
keep up the good work =)
Wow! Congratulations to Gian. I’m always proud of being a Filipino everytime I hear news like this. This is so inspiring! How I wish I could be a legacy to my country, too. ^_^
Wow! I hope they could provide more in the future, and mass produce to the other smaller cities. I hope all our cars will be like this one, or even better. Great job!
Hindi ko pa napapanood ‘to. Meron ba nito sa YouTube?
Doing a simple search on YouTube comes up with this clip, and here’s another one. There’s just too many of them to keep track of.
Wow! Great stuff! I hope that the government and private sectors will support this wonderful innovation. I hope they will have a plan for the jeepney drivers like financial schemes, basic information, etc.
This will also help lessen the pollution in Manila.
We, Filipinos are proud to have someone like you, the best!
i am proud for mr erik spoelstra keep up the good work! mabuhay ang ang mga pinoy!
loreen…..yes hija i’m dying to share everything! at least i’ve erased the stigma that only native speakers can be good at teaching the language. english is not just a second language in the islands it’s actually another language…so we can really teach it. koreans before they come here have studied english there and they’re much better now in speaking. you guys are doing great there! the phils. is becoming a hub for english studies and immersion. maraming salamat! and mabuhay!
i admire those who take pride in being a FILIPINO! congrats Gian! wohoho….
coaching an NBA team??man!you’ve got to have tons of talent!!!and pinoys surely do…more power mr.spoelstra!!MABUHAY”,)
congrats gian! XD
We were club-mates before when I was in high school. I’ve read his speech and it was really good. If only the Philippines had as much scientific resources as our dreams are big.
It will be nice if they will give us a direct link for voting. They give me headaches for all these back and forth to find where to vote. I wanted to vote for Jaryd and Cara but where should I go? I have been looking for the page for half an hour already.
Congratulations Pagulayan! Talagang tayo pa rin ang magaling pagdating sa larangan ng billiards! Galing talaga!
I will hugely support this alternative vehicle. I just hope that there will be e-jeepneys plying our place (Los Baños and Bacoor) in the coming months.
i am so happy to know that there is a place like this in Bohol…
but the thing is you didn’t tell how much would it cost for a tourist to go there…
Wow! Idol! Congrats Gian! Sana dito ka [pa] rin sa Pilipinas mag-college (tutal Pisay ka). Hehe.
Man, I really love his artworks. Being an artist myself, such style is overflowing with what it wants its viewers to see and realize–as what most artists think of himself/herself. Very nice indeed.
This is absolutely a great boast to the Philippine economy.
Feels really proud to be a Filipino. Keep it up guys!!!!
pinoy basketeers is still no. 1 in SEA…Mabrouk!!!
It only showed how beautiful the Philippines was. The rising of foreign arrivals contribute a lot in the investments, job, market, etc….. i open this site since then (since you promoted your website on the t.v i started to open it),…… Good Job for good news!!!!!
This is great news indeed!
Finally, our country is getting on track with regards to the Tourism Industry! This is something we, Filipinos can be happy about! However, according to the latest World Competitiveness Report by the World Economic Forum on the Travel & Tourism Industry, although the Philippines ranked high worldwide (#7) on the T&T Price Competitiveness, our rankings remain very low on the other aspects of Tourism such as Tourism Infrastructure (#93), Ground Transport Infrastructure (#91), Environmental Regulation (#83), National Tourism Perception (#83), Human Resources (#93) and above all, Safety and Security (#96)! Despite of these facts, I believe Mr. Ace Durano is doing his best to boost our country’s competitiveness on Tourism, but his department cannot do all of the boosting alone. The Philippines is a very naturally beautiful country (no doubt about it!) and this is one of our greatest assets as a Filipino nation. I have been in a developed country for several times, and I have observed that the people there take pride in taking care of their own country: from the simple task of disposing his/her own garbage to respecting their laws (including traffic!), low crime rates, and they are generally a peace-loving and disciplined people.
While we may not be able to match-yet- the quality of infrastructure of developed countries in the near future, I guess, at the moment, the only way to boost our country’s competitiveness (not only in tourism) is to change our people’s general attitude from that of a “developing” country to a “developed” one. Cheers!
Wow. Astig talaga ang Gawad Kalinga. Makasali na nga sa kanilang UP Los Baños chapter. Hehe.
very inspiring speech, indeed!
Like I always say, galing ng Pinoy talaga! Mabuhay ka, Gian! May u always use your gift ad majorem Dei gloriam!
good for them.
but how about those people who got hungry because of that survivor series that was filmed there?
i do believe that they should be given the most credit for they are the real survivors.
just imagine when the sea that was their life was taken from them just to accommodate the filming of survivor. it is so unfair that we are trying to promote a place yet we are trying to set aside those people who are directly affected by it. good if they where given some alternative livelihood for the closure of the place where they get their means of livelihood.
i salute them for being the true “SURVIVORS”.
Nicely said JR. And I believe that if we excel in rankings that we are low at presently (as presented by JR), tourist arrivals will probably rise threefolds to fourfolds! That’s truly amazing!
this article is not exactly accurate. winning the world pool masters does not make a world champion. the title “world pool masters” is misleading. in other words, its not the same level as the world 9-ball championship which pagulayan won before. the world pool masters is a limited field (probably a selection of just 16 or even 8), while the world pool championship has a much bigger field (100+ plus many qualifying tournaments). thus, alex shouldnt be considered “two-time” world champion. just wanted to clarify this.
at any rate, congrats to alex! im proud to be pinoy
Thanks for the heads up Angelo. Changed the title accordingly.
That is so nice! Namamayagpag tayo! I’ve first read this article at ABS-CBN News Online. Kumukuha rin pala sila ng news mula rito sa Good News Pilipinas. Hehe.
This is superduper nice! I’ve always known Ace Durano’s a very good department secretary. Way to go DOT! And way to go Philippines!
Seems like my youth years’s reviving the instant I read this. Haha!
I LOVE it! Great to see Filipinos’ incredibly inventive talents becoming REALITY. Need more INFO on where to buy one and WOW would this be the ANSWER to a Cleaner Greener Boracay Island with the help by the major banks in affordable micro-financing so the local tricycle drivers could afford to convert.
hahahahahahahaha… Ako din… I’m very fond of superheroes pa naman. Tapos, I used to love Bioman and other similar shows. I also watched Power Rangers during the 80′s – 90′s.
More power to you Pinoy Pink Ranger!
they really are. a big help!
As expected. San Miguel Pale Pilsen will never perish in every Asian’s throat.
Anyway, I am searching for this article’s cited literature. I think it will be a great addition to this already great website to have at least a section in each of the article [posted] supplied with citations (with links) or recommended citations.
It is something to be proud of: “Taas noo tayong mga Filipino”
Yan idol, you cemented your boxing legacy. You already in heaven, in the pragmatist point of view.hehehe
Wow!! Her career is amazingly skyrocketing to the highest levels of levels. I’m glad she’s stays her feet on the ground.
Filipinos are so proud of you Charice!
The French franchise of “Survivor” is the one CURRENTLY filming in Caramoan. I believe the US franchise is negotiating (probably already negotiated) with the local government to also have it filmed in Caramoan.
The locals will definitely benefit from this. The local government received a generous fee for allowing them to stay and film in Caramoan. The fee will proceed to the development of the area. But unlike Boracay, the development will be well-planned and closely monitored to avoid a significant negative impact on the environment. This will boost tourism, especially eco-tourism, thereby providing a better livelihood for the locals.
I’m proud of you, Charice. Stay humble and you’ll go a long way. I pray for you. Remember, it’s God who gave your talent. Thanks be to God.
I have read your 1st. book wealth w/in your reach pera mo,palaguin mo and the second book making your money work, pera mo palaguin mo!2 I’ve learned a lot from it, very informative. I shared it with my friends and our kababayans here also. Is thier any 3rd book coming up?
I just want to share a segment of an article from ReviewJournal.com by Jason Bracelin 24 May 2008.
“If Groban is one of Foster’s most renowned discoveries, this night truly belonged to a newer one, doe-eyed 16-year-old Filipino belter Charice, whose voice is like a jetliner taking off from her sternum.
She turned in a stunning rendition of Whitney Houston-by-way-of-Dolly Parton hit “I Will Always Love You,” singing with such power and poise, it was hard to believe that she wasn’t even yet alive when the song originally became a hit on “The Bodyguard” soundtrack in 1992.
“Tonight, a star is born,” Foster gushed after her brief set, another grand sentiment from a man defined by them.”
Dapat nilagyan niyo naman ng yung iba ng mga details din kasi unfair kung iba lang yung may details.
magaling talaga ang pinoy.
Yes happy po ako sa news na ito,i’ve watch discovery channel yata sa US a project like this,and i’m wondering paano gagawin dito sa Pilipinas?e ang US mayaman?san kukuha Pilipinas budget? AT ETO NA NGA!!!!!!
Maybe, Gian might be another wonder KID like that youngster
that graduated at the top of his class from U.P. Marami
talagang magagaling na pilipino…MABUHAY
This girl is an undiscovered talent until now. This girl has so much talent running in her viens.
Magaling… magaling. Galing ni Gian ah. Mukha s’yang ‘di 16 years old sa picture. Hehe.
Has this been the result of the media’s involvement on active participation by every Filipinos in the world?
I’m happy, as always, about the result but I guess such a system of online voting for best natural wonders of the world is quite… you know.
Grabe… pang-11 na ka’gad ang Mt. Mayon.
Sour-graping will surely be common after this.
Kudos to GoodNewsPilipinas, to you Mr. Luna and to fellow Pinoys who continue to inspire others and striving to make a difference through their simple yet noble ways…for our kababayans and for our country!
Do what makes you happy.
Life is not based on money we earn and the success we have achieved.
It’s all about being happy with who we are, who we are with, who we’ve got, who we love and what makes our life worth living……
I’m happy that 4 of our wonders soar to top 10 of this years new seven wonders of nature. I am one of the voters who voted all of our natural wonders who listed in Asia. I voted many times just to place our natural wonders in the list of 77. I used even the email add of my classmates just to top the Philippine traesures for this great endeavor. Thanks for this site for having a great and optimistic articles about goodnews about the Pearl of the orient seas.
i will look forward for that day!
i’m pretty sure this has something to do with millions of Filipinos living/working around the world.
Its truly amazing fate for these 4 Philippine candidates which deserves such recognition in the world. Its proven that Filipinos are the most united people in the world. We prove many times that on-line voting makes any philippine candidate a win-win situation above the rest…
Filipinos are simply amazing….the best…
undeniably deserving… and incomparable.
i might have honored him a standing ovation when im one of the audience.
i actually have watched about this in the news.
and im damn proud for Charice for making it with the big renowned stars. she made a history.
oh so two survivor series are filming in caramoan?
according to the news it was the french franchise who is actually occupying gota beach.
im quite confused. but anyway its another credit for the country. Survivor is one of my favorite tv show way back when it was aired via studio 23.
they won some awards if my memory serves right…
Go Philippines! ^^
truly woders of nature go philippines MABUHAY
This is incredible! Really really incredible… Charice’s become an international star and will be in-line with those nurtured by Foster.
My jaw also dropped…
What is the complete address of the new gwapotel that will be opening on June 12?
Thanks and more power!!!!
Great piece. Norma
Every Filipino youngster and their parents should read this speech. It is very inspiring indeed. Great job.
Wow! Tubbataha Reef is currently at No. 3. Chocolate Hills is No. 4. Can’t wait to see both rise to the top. With all of us united, it’s not impossible.
Wow!!!! 2 thumbs up!!!!!…… great voice with the great performance from our very own charice….. it is a proof that Filipinos are really born talented singers…. wow!!!!!! I am proud that charice experienced singing with other great performers of the world…… good job.
thank for this site i really love it.
Your article is truly inspirational and I would like to publish it in our Website with your permission.
May I ask if Brother Eddie Vallanueva is running for president in 2010 election? I really hope he does and if so, he should announce it now so we can prepare our support and campaign for him.
congratz!!!! galing tlg ng pilipina.
lalo q na rhian, wag q padadaig sa mga pani2ra nla sau…
go,go,go! lam qo kya mo yan.
pray kta lagi. im ur fan. gudlak!
email add qo: email@example.com
naniniwala aqo sau, sa ka2yahan mo.
olways smile sa problema…
pbayaan mo sila,,
magsasawa din yan.
c God n bhala sa knla.
go rhian ramos dito lng kmi mga fans mo.
Congrats Gikoy! I read another article from the Phil. Daily Inquirer about you today, June2, 2008… Take advantage of the fame and the offers that might come your way. But of course, get a degree first…
Ayos ah. So technically second tayo sa mga Nepali. Haha!
Nice. Taguig is really aggressive in getting the bulk of foreign investors [especially] in the real-estate realm.
Hoping that Bonifacio Global City will rival or outdone the glaring skyline of Makati!
Why the need for such claim? The claim is false. Carina Dayondon didn’t finish first among foreign female climbers. Check the result on http://www.everestmarathon.com.
Good Insight.If we will do this hand in hand, we can achieve something. I hope we can do this not by sharing through words but we should act as well. For the future of our children… We should free ourselves from being poor. It is just a matter of attitude.
The Filipina was the first female foreigner behind the nepalese women to finish the marathon.
You have solidified all Filipinos around the world with great pride and helped melt away the stereotypes and negative comments about Filipinos. We all hold you in high esteem and will pray for the best in your future.
I know there are many to thank for the opportunities given to you, but God is good in providing the roadmap to your success. With your firm and solid upbringing, especially the guidance from your lovely mother as your rock and guide, always look to God and thank Him everyday from this day forth: more blessings and guaranteed success, wealth, health and happiness will surely follow.
Julius from Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
back to mtb days, i was already captivated by her. she’s too little by then, but her voice that of sarah geronimo now. from there, i used to follow tv programs where she performs. even frustrated when she ranked 3rd in little big star in what i expect would be a win for her. but her she is… reaping what she really deserve, what she really is destined to become. sharing the stage with big stars outside philippines? she got all the chance of a lifetime. alamat!
ah ok… first among FOREIGN FEMALE. thats the word.
Nepalis as host should be expected to top the race. home court you know.
I believe you misspelled the last name of one of the graduates, Daniel Asis instead of Daniel Asia from Jersey City, NJ. Let us give credit to the right person.
Duly noted. Thanks.
Accomplishment of the other FilAm Daniel Asis: awarded the Superintendent’s Award for Excellence in the spring semester of 2005 (signifies the top 5 percent of cadets in each class); Brigade Boxing Champion of 2005 & 2006; Sargeant Major, in charge of the battalions in the second regiment during his junior years, and president of the Asian Pacific Club.
Accomplishment of the other FilAm Daniel Asis: awarded the Superintendent’s Award for Excellence in the spring semester of 2005 (signifies the top 5 percent of cadets in each class) Brigade Boxing Champion of 2005 & 2006; Sergeant Major, in charge of the battalions in the second regiment during his junior years; concentrated study in Mechanical Engineering; graduated with Superintendent’s Award for Accomplishments.
Sure you can publish it in your website.
I met Bro. Eddie last week in Iloilo because of the Sagip Bansa Inter Faith Assembly. He told us that if God will tell him to run again, so he will but as long as the Filipino people are ready and wanting for genuine change for the Philippines. Because in order for Righteousness to win, Filipinos should forget about traditional politics and push for genuine change.
The more I feel homesickness by reading this story…This is really a reality for most OFW. The writer is lucky that he has his family. But what about us who left our family behind…We are known heroes not because we send dollars to our country, but the great sacrifice by leaving our loveones for their welfare…I wanted simple life for my family, but that simple life is still not affordable if you live in the Philippines. Thanks.
Another Filipino American grad for 2008 is Bernard Ancheta Mabini, Jr. of Steilacoom, WA
wow! what a feat for a youth. if only all well-to-do families will have a heart like alex duque, life would be less miserable for a greater number of people. congratulations to alex’s parents for having brought up such a good daughter with a big heart for others.
Wow! This is tremendous achievement indeed! Congratz ate Sherie! How I wish I could make such an impact in the visual art world someday.
Excellent…we can not change the system, it’s really a cancer, but there are still chances. What we need is an iron fist and political will. Achieving this must start from ourselves that we can do better everyday. We can still win the rat-race without becoming a rat.
I enjoyed and am inspired by this article. I keep reading it over and over again to relish and cherish moments with Ma. There are things one, as a family member, knows. However, you put them into words so vividly, its as if its happening right here and now.
This only shows that the Filipino is not backward on Alternative Energy.
Muli nating sariwain ang tunay na kalayaan!
Mabuhay ang Liping Pinoy!
one of the emerging Philippines’ pride indeed.
i hope he will continue not failing us…
hope he will continue keeping his discipline.
WAG LANG LALAKI ANG ULO!
KEEP IT UP PACMAN!
tagasan ba si jason castro?…
Bring home the bacon in Beijing Olympics!
Make our country proud!
sna nung Thailand Asean Games nadominate dn nla ung sport….
hintayin q to!
Go Arnel! Mabuhay ka/
excellent!! i hope more filipinos wl read this article.
im an avid viewer of kapuso mo jessica soho, though im a kapamilya by heart. other show i like in GMA is kap’s amazing stories.
true enough. thanks to youtube. for making doing a breakthrough for our talents to be recognized all over the globe.
Wow!!! PINOY PRIDE!!!! truly pinoy is a world class creator for film and animation. Create more animation like Urduja.
Wow, nahidlaw lang ko magbasa sini Don. Keep it up. I’m with you and praying for you.
God bless guid.
I would love to see these places some day.
I hope they have DVDs for this one. I’d appreciate a heads up on where I can buy one. Better yet, I hope it’s release in the US too.
kahit sila ang shortest and only had a day to prepare, they were the crowd favorites because sila ang pinakamagaganda I’m really proud of them. Keep it up, girls! Show the world the beauty of Pinays!!
Dear Perry, That was a great piece indeed. I too am trying to help our people back home. I have been away for almost 50 years. When I left life was simple and people were hopeful and caring. I found them really proud of themselves. Now, it’s just the opposite, like you wrote. The one thing we can do for them is to convince them not to put themselves down. We are a great people, endowed by Almighty God with the gift of diversity in everything: natural resources, ethnicity, languages, traditions, creativity,etc. We love fun and are funny too, happy and easy to get along with, etc, etc, everybody loves us and appreciate our contributions to whatever host country we happen to live in. It seems that the only people who don’t appreciate us are the ones back home. Just read their media, both print and TV/radio. Everything is negative. And I guess after a while people start to believe they are lazy, corrupt, elitist, etc. We have to help them change this mind set. Number one, it is not true, number two, other people will start to believe Filipinos are these kinds of people and will start to treat them as such. How awful. As they say, we teach people how to treat us.
I think this is long overdue! I’ve been a part of the Bayanihan dance company for a brief period and that’s when I truly appreciated our colourful cuture. Now that I’m residing in Singapore, it’s so refreshing to revisit and tell all my Singaporean friends about our rich and vibrant culture, something very different from other Asian countries. All the best to all those involved in organising these workshops!
Hope this will not be abused by those implementing the project. This cannot be audited since thousands will be beneficiaries of P500. Hope this will not be a vehicle of using the poor to benefit the pockets of politicians as has been the case in the history of our very corrupt governments.
Awesome. Appreciate your heart!! you were speaking truthfully. It’s really sad knowing what’s happening to Filipinos and in our country.
I remember my youth………when I was so enthusiastic in dreaming for my country and my fellow Filipinos. I took Diplomacy as my major way back in the university. I dreamed to be a diplomat in other countries to serve Filipinos abroad.
But as time goes by those dreams seemed to fade, facing the reality of govt corruption, foreign employers indirect abuse to Filipino employees……it hurts me and made me realized that I can help Filipinos even if I don’t become a diplomat.
I remember way back when I was workin in a language school in Ortigas, established by Koreans. This company doesn’t give the promised salary agreed upon employment and what’s annoying the salaries gets lesser and lesser every cut off. It was unfair! an indirect abuse to Filipinos who work hard, with their heart and talents.
“Whether big or small, there’s a difference ONLY YOU can make”
Thanks for writing this article and sharing your heart……it moved me, it awakens me once again…
I reposted this in our (my husband and I) multiply account for our friends to read as well.
Hi, greetings from Spain!
What a fantastic idea. Well done, proud to know our beloved country is trusted once again for its talented, hard-working people. I’ve been living in Europe these last thirty years but it’s only now that I’m learning more about the “New Philippines”…
Congratulations and let’s keep it up so they keep coming and coming…
What a great, great idea—”vivienda digna”—decent housing for all. Let’s hope this become a national obsession so that no one has to feel ashamed, embarrassed, humiliated. Also, if the place is clean and tidy, the people are healthy and happy. Bacolod should take note since it refuses to tidy up or clean up the main thoroughfares, as well as side streets.
Wow! I’ve just discovered this site, and about Rico Hizon today while browsing through this new computer of mine which I just acquired 4 months ago. How happy that makes me feel that all comments seem to focus on those national media and other forms of mass communications reporting only the negative side of the country when in fact there’s more Good than Bad in that beautiful country of ours. Shame that those who enjoy mucking—or shall I say—mocking our glorious country are those who really do not understand what it’s like to live abroad especially in Europe when this particular continent can be really really insular, though they are well-traveled.
Spanish people in general do not have a clue what kind of country is the Philippines—it makes you think what on earth are the Ambassadors doing when their first job is to enlighten the host country about us.
However, this is only done once a year, it seems, when there’s a national day celebration, or something to that effect. It should be an all-out effort—365 days of the year, promoting our country, our talented and innately intelligent people.
Still, with this new website and the full attention of those Pinoys living abroad, we can safely say that the turning point begins “NOW”—
Rico, et al, congratulations and carry on with that wonderful job.
Yes, I can certainly comment on this particular report since I live in Spain, which is number one destination with 63 million tourists a year. When I first came to live here with my British husband almost thirty years aago, this town of Marbella in Malaga was only a fishing village. It soon grew into a modern high-end popular destination. We had nothing except for one grocery, no schools to speak of, most were northern europeans retiring in this part of Andalucia. When Spain became extremely popular, many pensioners from northern Europe and the Scandinavia, began spending their winter months here–then, started investing in property–the real estate became big business—of course foreigners here are allowed to own property—or properties—for as long as you can afford to keep yourself, not dependent on the state, that you pay taxes, etc. apart from that, the sky is the limit to everyone: Arabs too were big spenders, and they own some of the best real estate here, then of course the Brits, Germans, Scandinavians, the Dutch, etc.
Even a small number of Pinoys own their homes, have businesses (twentyfive years ago they were the “caregivers” now that job is now done by South Americans. I’ve seen a number of Filipinos prospered,own nice cars, businesses, nice homes.
Yes, in twenty-five years, they, too, have prospered, and believe me, if our country would just copy Spain’s open policy of owning property without the hassle—repeat—without the hassle, we would be rich in five years.
Spain was poor twenty-five years ago until the boom of tourism picked up in leaps and bounds—-all this thanks to the northern Europeans who have come to buy and own and live in their properties. Believe me, without political interference in our beloved country, we can easily outclass, outmaneuver our ASEAN neighbours, without any doubt.
It’s the politicians who are making progress too slow what with their insular mentality, they should really be forward-thinking/looking. Forget about those silly jealousy, bickering, intrigue. Our country needs to get rid of politicians who think only of themselves, and not the prosperity of the country.
Perhaps, we should push through that bill re foreign ownership. Do you know that Marbella’s townspeople live well, that even Spanish cleaners, waiters, live well, with the same standard of housing, that everyone is equal here and that everyone can afford to be in the same coffee shops regardless of rank, or station?
Spain is a good country to emulate. Believe me, it will catapult our country to sky heavens if our politicians just look beyond their noses.
We are very proud of you Gian! as i’ve red your speech, i feel
a greatest hope ever.. that one one day, we Filipinos will surely stand to these crisis and give our nation better life and for clear future.. Its really i funny feeling that somehow , while reading this speech, i thought i drop my hurt overwhelm with the fact the nothing is impossible to help our country. My best wishes to you buddy and we may not support you personally and financially, pero kaisa mo kami sa iyong adhikain..
any further info po about this crystal radio?
very inspiring… Mr. Rey Calooy has got a very brilliant mind.
Perry I really appreciate you’re inspirational views “To my fellow Filipinos”. I saw the virtue of honesty and industriousness of the Filipino people around the globe in this modern era of sophisticated technology.
One of the roots why the Philippines remain economically poor is EGOISM (root of evil). Egoism brings people to think solely to himself/herself and the result are: corruption, over population etc. I said corruption because politicians think of how they put money in their pocket (ego). Over population specially the poor couple who are thinking only to satisfied themselves without being responsible of their action, have no plan for the future of their children. Hope i wish is that corrupt politicians must stop and become honest and altruism second filipino couple specially poor must become responsible that in every sexual act baby is the result and that result must have all the rights to be feed and be educated.
ALL CORRUPT POLITICIANS NEVER SEEK GREEN PASTURE FOR THEY FOUND IT IN GOVERNMENT.
I think that Filipinos are good in playing basketball but some of the Filipinos can dunk but they are only few here.. like the La Salle players and the Ateneo players.
Para po sa akin, kahit ano pa ang ating gawin kung hindi naman natin isinasaalang-alang ang Panginoon ay walang mangyayari. Nangyayari po ang lahat ng ito dahil sa kagustuhan N’ya, kaya mas makabubuting hindi lang sa gawa kundi hingin din natin ang kalooban ng Panginoon.
Saludo po ako sa mga nag-alay ng kanilang talino at tiyaga para maisakatuparan ang proyektong ito. Sana ay masundan pa ang mga ganitong klase ng proyekto.
Wow!!!!! Job well done!!!
A good friend of mine commented on this and what she says basically is:
This is just a feel good message without any substance. It does not offer any suggestion to help other than to forward the message (and just add clutter to the internet).
What is the message asking? How does the writer probe he/she loves the Philippines. What does the writer expect the reader to do to help save the Philippines? How is the writer saving the Philippines?
I agree completely with her comments.
Looking at the other side of the coin. Are we really using our votes wisely during elections? It seems the same corrupt politicians keep appearing on the same scene no matter how corrupt they are. Take Joseph Estrada for example.
How many more are they who do not gift a hoot as long as they line their own pockets. Or maybe its us the voters who are sick? maybe one day we will finally wake up.But when?
Congratulations to Makati City for being the first Phil city to implement the e jeep program… Wish that other cities will follow.. this indeed an excellent start for a greener Phil..!
Great article, Fr. Jess. I too have not realized how much we Filipinos have affected the world. While, as admitted, this is not an original thought, truly, the Mexicans only affect the States. Filipinos affect the world.
Wow! This is so informative! I would love to spend a vacation here! Or perhaps, build a house.
Ang galing! sana unti-unting mapalitan ng ganitong klaseng jeep ang mga luma na ginagamit ngayon, lalo na ‘yung mga bumubuga ng maruruming usok.
his fast and solid punches… making history as always…
and even more amazing, him not getting any bruises. face intact. U
magandang mensahe ito sa bawat pilipino,mula sa anak magulang,kaibigan at kababayan,mgnit sabi nga may ping mulan ang bawat pag babago,sa bawat generasyon.naroon ang panibagong pag bangon ng mentalidad,dahil iba na ang panukala ng bawat isa,masarap lingunin ng maga magulang ang kanilang kahapon,naroon ang pag asa nila sa kanilang mga anak,pero naroon din ang kaibahan ng kanilang buhay sa tatahakin ng mga anak,lahat tayo may roong pangarap na ibig marating,pangarap ng ating magulang na maiba sa buhay nila,mgnit ang nangyayari dahil nga sa modernong teknolohiya nalilimutan ng iba ang tunay na kaugalian,mahirap man yon ang katotohanan,sa hay ngayon marami nng wasak ang buhay mula sa kabataan dahilan ang magulang ay nag kahiwalay dahil sa pag tratrabaho sa abroad,naging mali ang mentalidad dahil sa pag hahangad kumita ng pera.kung layunin lang ng bawat isa na mapaunlad ang buhay ituon nila sana sa pag sisikap kasama ang boong pamilya,pagpapakasakit tulad ng ating ninuno at pag tyatyaga tulad ng ating magulang at at pag sisikap ng anak sa magandang kinabukasan.ang pag galang sa ating kababayan kung ano mang katayuan sa buhay,ang pag mamahal sa sariling bansa dahil ito ang ating bayan.pero ang tanong nasan sila???
Congratulations! Commuters should support this project 100 percent! Hopefully this would be implemented by other cities as well. Must cut down on pollution and gasoline usage.
Harry,we’re proud of you.
Nice one Arenas. Hope that Wizards will get better standing next season.
My… I miss T-Mac.
can you please share information as to where we can secure copy of a detailed materials on Price Stabilization Program for Rice and Corn (PALLGU) to assist other local government units that wishes to replicate this best practice.
will appreciate feedback.
Well said, Rod.
Reading your article makes me realize just how much I take our country and our people for granted.
To be honest, I still get a lump in my throat whenever I allow myself to really internalize the words to our national anthem. With all her abundant natural resources, deeply faith-based culture and truly lovely people, ours is really “The Chosen Land” [Lupang Hinirang].
My heart longs for that day when we Filipinos can wake up to see the Nation we all know we could still have just outside our window. But for that day to come, we will all have to work together and put our strengths and minds where our hearts are.
You hit the nail on the head when you wrote that “the country needs every Filipino – and every Filipino needs his country.”
We’ve got to start “owning” our country again. Not just our loved ones, for whom many leave their homes to work abroad, but for Lady Filipinas herself.
We’ve got to love her and be proud of her even while we work for the betterment of our own household. We need to cherish our country, regardless of where we may be – abroad, or at home. After all, she’s all we’ve got. We may as well work to make our Lady the fair Pearl of the Orient that she really is.
When Christ instructed His disciples to pray, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven”, I truly believe He meant that all true followers of Christ should make it their business to see that His Order (Kingdom = Rulership) be brought to bear upon their present lot in life. As they do, they usher in the kind of order and well being that the very Heavens enjoy…on earth, that is, wherever they may be at the moment.
In other words, we need to put muscle to our faith and manifest our religion by making day-to-day decisions that lead to acts of righteousness.
I truly believe that ” factors like the lack of infrastructure, poor urban planning, a culture of corruption, and a social security system that’s wanting” can all still be banished from our shores forever… as we commit one righteous act at a time.
If we all commit to do this, and with God’s enabling Grace, I believe one day, soon, the people here in the Philippines will wake up and see that the country we all long to see…is just outside our windows.
And everyone who ever had to reluctantly up and leave our shores to seek out better fortune elsewhere will be more than happy to return to where their hearts truly belong – here. Home.
May it be so. For His Name’s sake; for our children’s sake.
I am just so proud of our Filipina kababayan, Elaine Quijano.
I believe that we Filipinos are capable of delivering excellent jobs all over the world. Mabuhay ang Pinoy!
“…and most of all, users can charge their phones for free.”
sana totoo ito, baka sa susunod na mga araw eh magpabayad na sila…like ‘yung mga c.r. ng ibang mga malls, may bayad kapag umiihi, di ba dapat kasama ‘yun sa free service ng isang mall sa mga mamimili? tsk! tsk! tsk!
Saludo po ako sa inyo!
Though maraming problema dito sa atin eh nakakatulong pa rin kayo sa ibang nasyon…sana wala na lang gyera…
This is really a great news!
This time we’ve proven that color or race is not an issue in teaching the English language. Filipinos can really excel teaching the English language. Also, this will somehow provide more chances to aspiring non-native English speaking people to teach English anywhere in the world!
Mabuhay ka kabayan! Keep it up!
VERY INSPIRING!MORE POWER & KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
Yes, it’s a fantastic idea! Glad that it has finally caught on there. Should have done it much earlier—still, better late than never. I’ve been living in Europe for almost thirty years and I can safely say that I’ve seen much of northern , southern and eastern europe. Indeed, Manila has a lot to offer if only the pace of tourism development is faster, more swift-flowing–minus the hassle. Our country and capital can certainly compete so let’s keep on developing more places, improve transport system—above all-keep streets clean tidy and safe at all times–keep public transport clean, safe and well-run at all times.
Also, the citizens too have their own responsibilities to make the cities,towns and the country in general a pleasing, safe,secure,happy,and capable of good services to visitors and locals alike. Let’s not be choosy. Filipinos too are good spenders.
We are her fans. We always look forward to seeing and listening to her since our TV is practically set all day on CNN
To Walter’s comments, AMEN…..
This story came to me at a time that Im attending a Summer Institute on Journalism and Media at the University of Florida and this makes me proud even more as a Filipino!
Finally, a resort that can stand equally among the luxury resorts of Thailand and Jakarta! Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Lim for their forsight in bringing Bohol into the limelight of luxury vacations. Your investments now will definitely reap rewards in the future when more tourists with discerning tastes dicover your resort. My hopes in the near future is to see and read articles in “Tour and Travel Magazine” showcasing the beautiful resorts and sites of Bohol!
This is good!
I’ve seen & heard Elaine Quijano on FL TV & CNN. I’m very happy for her accomplishments! Wishing her & all the other Filipinos in the media lots of luck for a continuous ascent to success. Thank you for pointing out her journalistic milestones & ethnicity. She could easily pass for Latina like a lot us Filipinos can. So now, everyone knows she IS FilAmerican.
“ONLY four Filipino delegates won…”
The use of the word “only” is inappropriate. Having four Grand Champion Vocalist of the World is indeed a great honor for our country considering that we’ve joined this Hollywood Olympics just few years ago (2005?)and that this contest is participated by thousands of performers.
im sure philippines will go on top for this time…………….because we all support for our wonderful nature……….go philippines…….let’s vote now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Enchanted Kingdom would be a natural set for an exhibit of the artworks for this excellent book project, after Ayala Museum. I wish to explore how we can collaborate. We have regular story readings in the park with actors and jugglers and other performers. I am reachable at 8127225 or by email.
Richard P. Burgos
I am the same way as Jonathan, the same way as I want to start my own business. But I didn’t get the point: “Do you have the right connections? Do you have the committed people who will help you all the way and support you ‘til the end?” Does that means, that if I have no connections or friends that will help me in my business, does it means, I cannot succeed or does it play a large role on it? Hoping for my thoughts to be answered. Thanks in advance.
He he. You can say that again!
Hi! I am from NZ just want to know how can we get the signal here? Which cable network do we subscribe? Please advice.
Saan po ito mabibili?
Good luck and God bless…sana marami pang mai-publish na story na katulad nito..
Tama po kayo d’yan.
yes, say that again! Im just proud to be a Filipino! Its time we redeem ourselves… we were once a great nation, and we will be again!
Wow!! I first new him when I was still in 2nd grade. Now, I’m already working and he’s still winning!!! Go Philippines. Congratulations to Kabayan Paeng Nepomuceno!
“Don’t be embarrassed to make mistakes. Just don’t repeat them.” – I will try to remember this line over and over again. I sometimes forget it, but it really makes a difference when you learn when you fall. Thanks for that – Willy David Jr
Yeah! go CDA students!
Mr. Francisco (TOPAKS) Colayco,
I really admire the way you’re trying to teach people how to prepare for the life ahead; retirement. Very practical ang approach ‘nyo which reminds me of the way you manage PACIFIC Eng’g. I worked for this co. back in early 1980′s and observed as much as i can the way you handled each and every business scenario. So glad to see that somebody in your stature still helping the common TAO.
visit http://www.ubiworldtv.com and click new zealand for more details on how to get UBI Pinoy
kelan po ito ma aaired d2 sa PHILIPPINES?
wow! that’s great!
Indeed!!Arnel is AMAZING!!d2 lng sa Pinas mga tao lalo na sa showbiz industry more on popularity,ika nga PAG POPULAR,MAY STAR APPEARANCE KA MARKETABLE KA!!!PAANO BA BOSES MO NA MAGANDA DI KA NAMAN MARKETABLE?HEHEHE..THAT’S PINOY!!PERA2X LNG..IYAN ANG NANGYARI KAY CHARICE PEMPENGCO B4 KAWAWANG BATA BUT NOW LOOK,SAAN NA SI SAM CONCEPTION?WE NEED A CHANGE…MGA PINOY KASI MAHILIG MAGPA IMPRESS,IKA NGA HOSPITABLE PERO MGA KASTILA PA RIN ANG ATTITUDE!!
It is really good to know that another Filipino excels globally. May all other gifted students out there will be given a chance to reach their highest potential.
I think S$30,000 is around PHP 995k.
Wow! Ang galing talaga ng mga Pilipino!
(Ba’t parang ang panay namamayagpag sa ganitong mga kompetisyo’y may dugong Tsina? O ang apelyido’y galing Tsina?)
Pagdating talaga sa pagkanta’y napakagaling nating mga Pilipino!
Maski pa galing Tsina, Arabo, Kano, Frances o saan mang lupalop, basta ang importante ay bandilang
PILIPINAS ang namamayagpag sa finish line. Baka after tax na ‘yung premyo.
Tayong lahat: MABUHAY ANG PILIPINAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Alam ko na marami pa rin ang nagmamahal sa ating bansa.
Excellent! My heart is really glad to hear this news. ^_^ I’m a biology graduate. This would really skyrocket the learning of our students. This, plus the use of LCD projectors in all schools would really be a great leap towards the future.
It is truly remarkable that there are young Pinoys in high school who are still outstanding in mathematics–despite the country’s overall decline in academic performance and standards.
Their family names suggest a known stereotype of Chinese Filipinos as being excellent in Math. It behooves us to lift them up as MODELS, of how young Pilipinos are to use the potential they have been given, and this is best done through hard work and a lot of “training”. Training really means disciplined effort. Applying disciplined (and sustained) effort to develop any of our potential talents is what Filipino educators need to emphasize to all Pilipino students currently getting mediocre education across the country.
I’m just wondering why this news was posted here relatively late (the report says Nepomuceno won last Sep 2007). Anyway, I’m still proud of him and very happy after reading this news! Go Philippines =) Hope for another good news this coming Olympics…
Every OFW would feel enlivened of such a good news, knowing that a compatriot excels worldwide. It’s been said that we are heroes, but you are our heroes, because you not only made our nation proud, but has greatly enhanced OFWs pride and patriotism.
Working in foreign land is not an easy gait to reach our dreams, we have aspirations, but despite all the political turmoil back home, poverty and the rise in oil prices, you guys heaved us a sigh of relief.
The Filipino has manifested and revealed its talents, in the academe, selected sports and the arts, not to mention the skills of OFWs exported worldwide. We have been in a every part of the world, likewise exporting our culture.
If only we unite, our nation can truly be great.
From the participants to its organizers and mentors, I admire you guys, you made us very proud. Congratulations !
I’ve got to give this to you. Very simple, straight forward and yet very powerful from the CEO’s to the people that makes sure every desks and tables are clean when workers show up in the morning. Wishing that there will be more that will have articles done this way. None of that superfluous words ( did i spell it right? ). Keep it up, ROD. Please shoot me a line on my personal address. if it’s O.K……..Fernando “FED” Flores
I am Cesar Allanigue and an employee of the Department of Tourism. I just want to inquire if the training in your call center costs Php1,500.00? It is because my daughter Maricar Allanigue asked me that amount in exchange of her training in your company. By the way she started her training yesterday (July 22, wednesday).
I am glad that the NAIA 2 is finally operational. This is a good sign that the government is bent on giving the flying public the best when it comes to airport facilities. I have been to the different airports in different countries and sad to say it NAIA 2 does not compare. Mabuhay ang NAIA 3. I hope they use it soon for international flights.
What the… grabe, tumaas balahibo ko.
Opening Terminal 3 is dangerous. Why do you think it has been plagued by court cases? because it did not follow legitimate proper proceedure. I wont be surprised if casualties occur. I wouldn’t be surprised at all. Its pandora’s box that the government has to open to save face to the Filipino people. Its disheartening.
Goodluck and God bless..Well done. more poweh…
grabe talga si charice! idol ko talga sya!
thinks for this kinds of oppunities i really like this drawing
Goodluck charice. May Allah showers you more blessings. Ur #1.Fan waiting for more perfomances…. watching you on youtube everyday since 2007. Thanks for the Headline GNP- your my weekly magz. hehe.
can’t get enough of charice. To charice: I’m a big fan of yours!!
Wow, an improved version of pandesal! Haven’t had that in a while. I hope I can try that next time I’m in the Philippines!
Sana maging mapagpakumbaba ka pa rin sa kabila ng iyong mga tagumpay. May God bless you always!
The article is just explaining that there are only 4 genuine winners from Phils so far on this prestigious ‘Arts Olympics’ WCOPA since Philippines started joining year 2005.
Jed Madela (2005) – Senior Vocalist of the World and he got the most coveted award as the 1st Senior Grand Champion Performer of the World from the Phils.
Cercado sisters (2006) as the Group Vocalist of the World but not the Grand Champion Performer of the World.
Reymond Sajor (2007) – Senior vocalist of the World but not the Grand Champion Performer of the World.
Aria Clemente (2007) – Same award as Jed Madela but in Junior division … and this year 2008 is,
Catherine Loria (2008) – Junior Vocalist of the World and she also bagged the most coveted award given to Jed Madela in Senior and Aria Clemente in Junior as the Grand Champion Performer of the World …
Other Pinoys who joined in WCOPA previously cannot claim ‘as real winners’ they could get as a medalist in the category of events they joined in but not the 2 major awards being given by the WCOPA …
Hi Mr. Rico Hizon,
This teener from Tiaong, Quezon is the sweet kid you heard sing in 2005 Phil Independence Day in Singapore which you commented ‘Wow, what great voice, you could be the next Regine Velasquez … ‘ She was only 9 yrs old then …
Congrats Catherine for bringing honor to our Country once again … mabuhay ka!
straight vote for warren……gdluck dude
The news should not be filed under Good Balita. As it is now, there’s no truth the pronouncement of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo that she was able to convince the telecom companies to halves the cost of texting. Hindi pala totoo because it’s just a promo.
From the Business Mirror comes this item:
AYALA-owned Globe Telecom says it is willing to reduce text-messaging fees sent to other networks at P0.50 from P1. But it has questioned the government’s move to interfere with business decisions, particularly on the carriers’ interconnection charges.
Here’s the link for the complete article: http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/07162008/companies01.html
really a good news…
why don’t the telcos make it on regular basis? its really good when their is market competition…whew! not a bad news for texters!
Wow!! That sounds very interesting. I hope that project would provide more jobs for fishermen and scientists. Here in South Korea, they have been selling the brown and transparent jellies as food.
wow..very well said!
Filipinos; we are eighty six million tourists spots indeed!
i just love reading your articles..they keep me walk lightly..
bring it more!
..im so glad..
WOW HEAVY un lang po.la na akong masabi.kaya lang masyado nang gasgas ung AND IM TELLING YOU ek ek na yan.sana iba naman para masabing proffesional cya.pero BOW ako sa kanya.
The terminal passed the safety standards not only of filipino engineers but also foreign consultants hired to assess the integrity of the airport. That’s why the opening got delayed, precisely because they had to work on making the terminal as safe and secure as possible.
The court cases were not about safety concerns but rather the ownership of the terminal.
Just be glad the Terminal is open. Stop being pessimistic. The terminal is comparable to the best airports in the world. It is beautiful and a source of pride.
hi. are there specific agencies here in the philippines where i could apply.
After I saw your featured life story in “Maalala Mo Kaya” @ TFC..the more I become a big fan of yours…Pls keep your strength while your feet are still on the ground…Continue to give glory to us Filipinos around the world. Thank you..and pls never forget Him above who in one way or another, our Provider…God bless…
But the real test would be when the airport is used by international flights and I hope it goes well as it did with the domestic flights.
That’s great to hear. Made my day. I tried Sudoku…it’s not easy!
I just saw this on http://www.philippinesnewsvote.com/
Hope it stay on the front page for a while.
I am so excited to see this newly opened Philippine airport.. I have a domestic flight to catch tomorrow, and i hope everything goes well.. I’ve heard a lot of negative comments about it and that makes me worry about the safety of this airport.. but anyway, “it’s one of the best airports” – according to some of my friends who took domestic flights on its first day of operation.. i’m glad it’s officially open..
when will the DVD be released? I’d like to get one. Sana they show this in IMAX!
keep it up charice! filipinos around the world is proud of you. i wish you to be one of the topmost performing star in hollywood very soon. please remain humble and God bless you!
we are so happy about tourism development in our country. my salute to the department of tourism especially tourism sec ace durano for the xtra efforts exerted for tourism campaign. i would like to suggest for a massive campaign through media worldwide and especially here in thailand bcoz most thai people are not aware how beautiful our country is. considering that many thai likes to travel and they can really afford and there are also millions of tourist here around the world so from thailand it would be very easy for them to move to our country. that’s all and thank you goodnewspilipinas. i visit your website everyday.
Its good to hear that….but how am i going to get there if i dont have a transportation service and only will comute from QC?
wow! you nailed it again! congrats!
Good News Pilipinas is an attraction in itself. More power to you !!!
I’ve been browsing all day on our beautiful country on the internet, finally, I found your long article on being assigned abroad, to nearby Singapore. I left our country twenty-seven years ago. Not in my wildest dream did I t hink I would be living in Spain. Along with my British husband, we decided to live in Southern Spain because of its weather. Besides, Marbella was fast becoming a British colony, thanks to those who have come and bought second or permanent homes here. As you know, Spain was rather poor: we only had one supermarket, a few “sari-sari” stores located on the ground floor of apartment blocks, as well as very few cars. In fact, I was one of three in 1987 to own a microwave. Of course today, things are totally different in Spain. This country is so rich, so settled, so healthy. to cut the story short, when Spain was a Third World country up to the late seventies, it didn’t even have the road infrastructure/network it has now. A couple of years ago,, it overtook Italy in terms of the economies of scale, what an achievement for a country which was ruled by Fascist Franco until his death in the seventies.
Still, this country has moved forward and now it ranks as one of the wealthiest on earth, thanks to EU membership, they invested heavily on the road network, which this country really lacked. One needed guts and skill–lots of skill–to overcome those mountainous and dangerous roads.
Of course as a kapwa-Pinay, I do feel lonely and homesick, but with e-mail, mobile phone, webcam, we can still be in touch and communicate with our loved ones, right? But I don’t think this is your point of contention. Ok, so we all would feel better if we see the Philippines rise to the level of Singapore. But, please remember, that when it was developing, the unelected politicians did not have to answer to anyone–i.e., congress, senate, pressure groups. Like China today, they do not have to answer to anyone to be able to develop at breakneck speed. Again, because of that thing called “democracy”–or the lack of it, Have we beein under them, it would have made a lot of difference in today’s development. But, we have the congress, the Catholic Church, the Senate, the barangay captains, who have every right to disapprove, disengage, say no, say yes, say hehehe, say “go to hell” etc, Singapore and China are two outstanding countries because of this lack of democracy. So, which do you prefer? Frankly, if I had my way, Singapore way would be ideal and why not? The European coutries envy this small city-state. They lvoe being tourists there and you know the reason(s) why.
Our country is full of elected politcians who are highly educated, belong to a strong middle class, but somehow they believe in one thing; argue, discuss, and boy how they discuss loads of things over a cup of coffee in posh premises…Hmm one day wasted. As for bickering,m jealousy, intrigue, backbiting, dilly-dallying, they are tops, too. How they love to sit around for hours and talk business or the lack of it. But there again, the Philippines is a country of talkers–a few doers, hence, our inability to meet deadlines, push for new development, infrastructure, etc. But we again are forgetting something. We look around our neighbouring countries’s achievements. How come these countries were able to catch up when they were mired in undervelopment in the past? Singapore was one big shanty town save for that Raffles Hotel built by the Brits. It didn’t have institutions in place, no university to speak of, no fine arts or culture to boast about. All these came about when it developed into a first class environment. Clever unelected politicians, aren’t they?
What do we really want from our beautiful country? Many things and virtually nothing. It is up to us to think positively and promote the best we can as Pinoys abroad. It is our behaviour, our innate talent, our kindness, our caring attitude our sincerity that should help us overcome some of the “madness” that’s happening there. All countries have individual faults, some more than others. Today;s Britain, the young ones are less educated, around 15 million are semi-literate, many could hardly read or write, they are into binge-drinking, sex on streets as young as thirteen, they carry knives and stab each other, they are violent, disrespectful, annoying, and the female iquivalent talk and swear like men. Above all, they don’tgive a damn what others think of them. Shoudl we try to adopt that attitude or look away, compare us to these new breed of people from the West? Indeed, the problems in the west is this: impoverished spirits. Sure, they may have infrastructure, but believe me, Pinoys are still one of the most reserved, well-behaved people on earth. It is a myth to say British people are reserved because they are not. They are the loudest people you can ever find especially when they are in groups, they boast and drink to death, destroy property abroad, i.e., Greece, Spain, Portugal, you name it, they’ve been arrested for drunkenness and disorderliness. I give the Brits as example because I am in close contact with them in coffee shops, restaurants,e tc. They are the biggest travellers in Europe, so you find them everywhere. There are many good things to say about them too but at this moment, the good things escape me because I have seen a total change in the new generation of British people.
We Pinoys feel deprived, but are we really? Try to look at our country in black and white, and you’ll see how developed it is in many ways. What i urgent really is rehousing informal settlers. Look at the media there, how First World indeed, our technology is no different from Europe, in fact, tech-wise, many ideas in the Philippines are far advanced. My cousin was here recently and she complained about the “backwardness” in Italy when she was there. When I was in Prague two years ago, I tried to buy a card, they wouldn’t let me because they had no agreement with Spain’s Vodafone! So I was left reeling not being able to text my loved ones.
Rod, you are lucky to hold such an important job in Singapore, but let’s not be too sentimental about so being far far away. This is our weakness,always feeling sad, or lonely or sentimental—if we break away just for once, from being too sentimental, we can face the world clearly and proudly. We have nothing to be ashamed of as a people, as a culture, as a country. There are too many African countries which are really really poor and troubled, and just look at Bangladesh, Sri Langka, Pakistan, even India, despite its boast that its economy is fantastic, there are still 700 million people living in abject poverty–it will take another thirty years for India to catch up on China—China is a different kettle of fish—As for our country, hey, it is modern, our schools, colleges and universities are good, our shopping malls are world-class, our thoughts are modern, our infrastructure isn;t that bad if you compare it with India, Pakistan, Cambodia, Burma, Laos, Sri Langka, even Vietnam. Vietnam may have caught up, but there again, the unelected politicians or regime do not answer to anyone, so they can do their own thing without impediment.
Perhaps, we should get rid of democracy, put someone like those leaders in Singapore or China, then we’d see the Philippines squeaky swanky, spanky. Because this is the way to fast development.
What we need is for us to change our inner thoughts, our usual idealism, our sentimental ways, our negative attitude towards our politicians. If we just look once again who the people are doing corruption or fgraft, it is actually those UNELECTED officials, and not the elected ones! So, we need to change the bottom before we do blanket condemnation on our elected politicians. Pinoys, in general, have also contributed unwittingly, to its culture of corruption. One example would be when they are impatient to get to their destination on time and the traffic police stop them, The first thing the driver and his passenger(s) do is to offer a fe loose change to quicken the process. Why? Why are they doing this thing/ Why are they encouraging this petty coruption? This is going on daily, but Pinoys do not realise that they are contributing to this anomaly.It is petty corruption that should be stopped by Filipinos.
The Philippines, our beloved country does not need saving. We do, as a people who have lost all confidence in the system. We are part of the system. Without it, mob rule beckons. We have sets of rules, laws, regulations, Republic Acts numbers one to one million. How many of us respect them? How many of Filipinos cross the road using the zebra crossing? How many of us disrespect road signs? How many of us appreciate the beauty of Roxas Boulevard, Rizal Park, the nooks and crannies of our cities, towns, villages? Many don’t. Why? You see them invading the middle of streets to prop up their rundown or makeshift tinda-tinda/ Why on earth do they want to use a public way, a street, a sidewalk when that is public property where it s hould be used ccorrectly, properly? Why should they spit, throw their rubbish everywhere when there are designated containers? Why do they overload tricycles,jeepneys, with their legs body parts dangling on either side? Why are we so lacking in discipline when we can do better than that?
In short, why are we so disrespectful of authority? Why does it have to be “our way” all the time, when there are rules, laws, regulations to follow?
These are the basic things that need settling. Pinoys are innately intelligent, but with a lethal combination of stubbornness and non-chalance.
Our country is great, but we make it weak with our own lack of concern,lack of love, lack of awareness, lack of discipline.
It is us, Pinoys, Pinays, who have helped and destroyed that country. We love that country so much we feel like destroying it. Our attitude has a lot to do with it. If we change, and stop this nonsense of self-pity, then we can rise–in fact- we have risen, but we love falling time and again.
Can’t win with you folks. Still, God bless us all!!!
Your really great! i’ve been praying for your success. Keep it up guys! I’m a great fan of yours. Hope you can also perform in different parts of the Philippnes. I hope you’ll have your sponsors this time.
Naks naman! pang-world class talaga tayo! Proud brown people!
ang galing ng grupo na to!! UR THE BEST MAN!!!
Dear Sir/ Madam,
This bit of info re soccer is very heart warming. I live in Australia and have been for the last 32 years. In the European world, presidents of countries get ejected if they do not ensure their respective countries have a good footbal/soccer team . The European world is very passionate about soccer. Soccer is the biggest followed sport, by numbers , in the world. Which brings me to my point. For too long the Filipinos have insisted on having basketball as almost a national sport. One, Filipinos are too short to be competitive in this sport, and two Filipinos will never excel against countries like Russia, China, and the USA. ABOUT TIME WE REDIRECTED OUR ENERGY TO BE RECOGNIZED INTERNATIONALLY BY PLAYING THE MOST RECOGNIZED SPORT IN THE WORLD>>>FOOTBALL !!!!!! The Filipinos being recognized Internationally, even though, it;s the field of sport will help advance the Filipino race, economically, in it’s image, etc..This is how Australia did it. Australia entered International recognition through excelling, to start off with. only in some sports and spun off from there….
Dear Manny – I hope you are the Manny Blas, the father of the Singles group of St. James? this is Cheding the mom of Ava. Our group is seriously working on a business plan to put up the “Brain Fitness Institute”…details to be given to you if you are the Manny I know! My son, Sergio, gave me your web! —Cheding
Dear Mr. Franz Roland Odenthal ,
Thank you very much for supporting our country!
Tama po kayo d’yan.
Great views… I absolutely agree with what you have written about us Filipinos that’s really true
Exactly. The Philippines should have a centralized time. All train stations, airports, bus terminals, companies, schools, and other institutions should have a synchronized timing from a “time authority.” This way, progress will augmented.
And yes, with the sign boards, we should definitely have large “reader” friendly and systematic signs.
More power to the Philippines!
mabuhay ang mga nagmamahal sa ating bayan at sa kalikasan…
deserving talaga si Chef Ryan at di matatawaran ang mga works nya. Ang galing nya no match sila sa pinoy at isa ako sa nagmamalaki sa galing ni chef ryan . saludo ako Ryan at more power syo…I hope one of these days eh matikman ko naman ang isa sa mga putaheng inihanda mo dyan ha ha ha
Thank you so much for these wonderful advice. By the way, I bought two of your books.
I voted and have encouraged lots of my friends and relatives to do the same. I hope other pinoys will realize the significance of our famed tourist spots making it to the top seven. For once, lets be united and be proud of our country. Vote!!! Vote!!! Vote!!!
too excited to be at the naia t3. will be home in a week time for my annual vacation. will go to boracay just to experience t3………..
i hope time will come when majority of Filipino people would really feel the effects of our growing economy
good for her. I hope Charlie Green would be featured here as well. Thanks!
i casted my votes already
MABUHAY ANG MGA TAGIGUENOS!!!!
Such superb use of watercolor! Oh my… I can’t believe my mind! I love his artworks!
Where can I see the perspectives of this structure?
I hope the exodus of Pinoys leaving would stop eventually. This is a great opportunity for the capital, country and locals to be able to take advantage of this fantastic long-term plan of developing our capital, which is in need of this type of development. I only hope that workers there would be given proper housing, too, since this is a very vital aspect of reducing the “barung-barung” that still exists in the Port Area. Time to draw up plans for these blue-collar workers and give them decent housing with proper plumbing facilities. One can only hope that PAGCOR will think well about the working conditions of these workers.
We need our men and women to stay in our country and enjoy new-found opportunities instead of leaving and working for a pittance in many Arab households in the gulf states including Jordan. Our joblless men and women can be trained or re-trained if projects are put in place. We all look forward to Maníla’s renewed confidence and resurgence which is long overdue. We can be proud of our country and our capital and enjoy driving around it with new infrastructure, lots of greenery and flowering plants, as well as peace and order. Mabuhay!!!
God is Great ! Congratulations to Fountain Int’l School in San Juan for the very frst time that filipino student won 2 gold medals and 1 bronze in Physics International Competition in Bosnia Herzegovina, Bosnia and Turkey with their project Invention “Crystal Radio”( a kind of radio that works without elect. power and battery). Good Luck. Mabuhay
I’ve been living in Spain for twenty-seven years and have had the privilege of travelling in many European cities, including the eastern cities of Prague and Budapest. Believe me, these are beautiful, inspiring cities which we can emulate. However, with the natural beauty of the Philippines, we can certainly improve the number of foreign tourists now getting to know about it. Spain tops Europe as the main destination, receiving a whopping 63 million a year!, followed of course by France and the UK. Why Spain?
Well, Andalucia has sun, sea, and infrastructure. Massive housing development as well as self-appointed flats and apartments are easily available. Andalucia used to be poor, and Malaga, one of the eight provinces in the Andalucian region, was once very, very poor. Remember Amparo Munoz who won Miss Universe in 1974? She was asked who made her dress and she proudly replied, “Mi madre…” that’s how poor Malaga was. That movie, “A Touch of Class” starring Glenda Jackson and George Segal. If it’s shown again , watch the poor infrastructure of the roads, as well as the lousy hotel they stayed in. That bygone era is totally gone. Andalucia gets millions of Europeans and believe me, this place is saturated every summer. The kind of tourists who bring their own families. As for the Philippines, it is NEVER too late to catch up. Remember, our infrastructure there since many of them will be deveoped new and swank, will certainly be something to boast about. We can help promote our cities and country if our elected local and national politicians will give the whole plan a long, long term feasibility study.
There will always be tourists, Pinoys and foreign, if the infrastructure is there, or ready for occupancy. WE do need to clean up and smarten up, too. Let’s keep our public transport, i.e., jeepneys, tryccycles, padyaks, trains clean. Make them wear shoes, have a haircut, clean shirt and trousers, clean fingernails, etc. Let;s have tall gorgeous Pinay women as PR assistants at airports. Let’s have fflowering trees, well-lit roads, streets, highways. Let’s have a daily collection of garbage. Let’s bring in the fire trucks once a week to wash the streets, bus terminals, side-streets. Let’s remember at all times to be courteous and polite. Above all, let’s be sincere about promoting our country.Believe me, in the next two-five years, our country would be high up there, along with Thailand and Vietnam. Let’s give free English lessons to our locals once a week—volunteer!! then they can be more self-assured and confident. We need people to be confident and self-assured. Also, let’s keep our public toilets in shoppiing malls always clean—stop vandalizing the doors, for heaven’s sake. Indeed, it is simple to follow rules, obey them and believe always that there’s nothing to be ashmed of. Hey, we are highly-educated people, so, let’s do it. Enjoy our country. I may be far away but only physically. I always pray and think that tomorrow it will be better–for all. Mabuhay!!
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This is good Rod. You definitely hit the point.
Although some company don’t encourage their employee to have a work-life balance, but still it’s not an incused to not have one.
Dear Mr. Walter,
Thanks for your support in our country. Sometimes we Filipino need someone like you to open our eyes on what GOOD THINGS THAT WE STILL HAVE. As you can see and honestly we have some problematic attitude like being clean in ourselves but not in environment, FILIPINO TIME, self greed that leads to Corruption and etcetera and because of this we sometimes forgot what good things left on us. The bad thing is zooming in too big that we can’t see the good one. We need someone to remind us what are our goal and what should we do. Hope it’s not too late for us.
Even though I don’t have children, I can really relate in terms on money issue. Spending money is easy but earning it is really hard. So I thank my Mom for letting me cry all day when I was asking for some money when I was just a child.
Wow…that’s great news….. Philippine skills, arts and talents penetrated foriegn lands…. Kudos to the effort…. God bless
I’m glad too that T3 is now open for business. My last trip to Manila this year, using T1 & T2, I was pleased because I was out in 35 minutes tops coming from international flights. T2 was also super efficient, hassle free. I don’t care much about the “mall” atmosphere of some airports, but that I leave and arrive safely and not feeling harrassed.
From what T3 had to go through in terms of legalities, it was terribly wrong right from the beginning, in the middle and in its ending. But I agree with the current government to have stepped in because of onerous agreements, which the people of the Philippines will have to pay for. I’m not a lawyer nor a financial expert but the details smack of serious wrong doing. Fraport shouldn’t have got in bed with with PIATCO but then Fraport President has been known to have been involved in shady deals in the past.
What I hope will happen is the resolution of this issue with Fraport. But for now, a shuttle bus between terminals, all Philippine carriers to T3, move all international carriers to T2, rehabilitate T1 (it’s architecturally beautiful). Then convert the domestic site to an intermodal transport system – monorail system between terminals, LRT stop, interprovincial buses, suburban buses.
After that, they should look forward to developing Clark. It won’t take 5 years for T3 to reach 13 million.
i’ve known a person who is always complaining. she always have something to say negative thoughts on a lot of things. what she didn’t realized was her attitude. so i do believe that possible things happen if one must changed his attitude. same with this story..it really inspires whoever reads it.
Miichael V is no doubt way ahead as an entertainer and impersonator at present. His TV shows are well received by the public and the high ratings are there to prove it. And yet he’s not swell headed and no controversy can be attributed to him thus far.
malupet talaga basta pinoyyy=]
Wow! Another milestone to the Philippine science… ^_^
I’m glad they’ve included Polytechnic University of the Philippines, the school I’m currently attending. The government should really realize the importance of our education and fund those state universities and colleges. Thanks to international companies like Hitachi for supporting bright young students!!!
wow this is a big step for the Arroyo government! I just hope they wouldn’t be “ningas cugon” in doing this. I wish I can also teach poor people after I graduate.
good job to the phil.team! i was once a part of the MTG philippine team before and i really know how it feels to win after a year-long training. Continue making the Filipino people proud of you MTG kids..and to Doc Chua, you’re really the best math trainor! =) i miss you doc!
i hope every city in the country has this machine so that there will be lesser waste:) go baguio!
Thank you for doing a great share in relaying the positive character/traits of the Philippines and its people to the outside world. Commendable!
Africa is so big, hence more opportunities for the Philippine entertainment industry. Good news!
I thank the Lord for you guys and for using the talents He’s blessed you with. Glory to God! Wishing you all more blessings !
I STILL BELIEVE IN THE MOTHERLAND………
” PILIPINAS “
it’s great to hear such a good news for our country. hope that the philippine government will support this and implement througout the country to help minimize garbages and pollution.
is there waste material produced from using the machines? if yes, then what are they? i’m hoping the machine is encompassing in its goal to recycle.
good fable stories and very much entertaining. good arrangements. i think i add my self a new identity fascinating.
With this great idea of recycling rubbish, this could go a long way for many Filipinos who might wish to have
decent houses out of this good-looking tiles. I myself would make use of these product if I were living there now. It is attractive, and easy to integrate in many parts of the house. Now, why didn’t I think of this idea before? Congratulations to all and may you have a profitable business ahead of you. Next time, find a way to transport me from Europe to the Far East? Maybe not since I’m stuck. Wish I were there enjoying the wonderful things our country has to offer: Oh, Tagaytay, Baywalk, Roxas Blvd., the Old Manila, Makati, QC, and the new Fort Bonifacio. I could only dream!!!
August 29, 2008 (Friday)
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We must always be proud of being Pinoy where ever we are..We dont need to go out of the country to express it..
whoa….nice idea! great!…uhmppp…i have
a little friend her name is carlisle torres 13 years old of olongapo city…she really want to be an actress in abs-cbn (where im working) shes a big fan of joe jonas!…and her favorite song is this is me by demi lovato!…but you know if youll ask me you should ask her if she wants to be on the role!…she have a pretty nice voice…and a good theater actress…if you want to i can help you…if you want her you can send me emails1…for sure..youll see!… your gonna love her! tnx & gud luck! uhmpp diz iz her friendster if you want to take a look in her pictures! email@example.com shez so nice!
you got it right proubrownman! salamat
Fantastic! Warm congratulations to Dr Tony Fernando’s great achievement. He makes all Pinoys prooud. Perhaps, we can also campaign to award the Nobel Prize for Medicine, posthumously, to another great scientist: Dr Abelardo Aguilar, who discovered antibiotic—erythromycin. This great man deserves international accolade from the International Scientific Community. I wonder if he has been given recognition in the Philippines? Dr Aguilar certainly deserves a monument and a bust as well as an avenue named after this great man. Come on, Rico, et al, let’s campaign, now, to honour him and promote him to be a contender for Nobel Prize for Medicine or Chemistry, posthumously. Nothing is impossible.
He truly desrves to be awarded this covetted prize. Let’s give him his due. Ninoy Aquino has three airport terminal named after him. There are other more worthy people in the Philippines, right? Time to sing the praises of our unsung heroes and heroines in our beauiful country. Mabuhay and God bless!
awesome! i want to be like him someday, to be a good teacher and have that “can-do” attittude. He’s such an inspiration.
world class it is! vmv hypoallergenics is the best. im a user of id lotion and armada sport 70. great on my skin!
Bravo…Skimboarding was first introduced in Tanauan, Leyte….The town has a lot of best skimboarders in the country…..
Hitachi has finally reallized that it needs to tap university resources for them to stay in the innovative edge of the industry. The labs, infrastructure, faculty exchange and scholarhsips will surely help them do world-class research in the Philippines.
Some of the projects we initially brainstormed/ presented to them are in our Department research pages and at the Ateneo Innovation Center page
I’m interested wit the call center job. I would like to know if you are still hiring call center agents and where?
Please email me.
Thank you and God Bless!
kudos to our math olympiads!
sana they can pay it forward.
can they volunteer tutorial services to our filipino kids who are having a hard time in math?
“What’s the use of having bright minds if you cannot serve your country?” ( from UP Manila, Dean COllege of Medicine , referring to the 3 year mandatory service of UP Med Grads)
Mila’s Tokwa’t Baboy is a family favorite particularly for it’s sizzling sisig and of course it’s signature dish, tokwa’t baboy. Everyone we have recommended the place to have definitely been back for more. The sizzling sisig is a far cry from all sisigs we have tried(Lucing’s included). Even if it’s taken out frozen in the ref,it keeps its flavours and one keeps hankering for more.
I’ve tried practically all the items in their menu and they are always worth the detour whenever one travels north from Manila or heading back Manila.
Try their mami, chicharon bulaklak, inihaw na bangus…..lechon kawali and I promise you will be back…..
actually height doesnt matter…we have a lot of talent back in the country..like slaugther from UV i think they will train him..
i wish to apply as a call center agent in your company..
i worked before as an agent also at one global company at ortigas formerly known as EPAC or EPacific.
Kindly email me the needed requirements for the job and exact address.
Thank you so much.
Nice story. Thanks for sharing
To MTG Phills.
Keep up the Good works! I am proud of you.
Can I be a channel to have MTG here in the KSA? I was before a MTG Quizmaster .
i’m living here in davao for almost 8 years now..and i’ve been to many places yet davao still emerge as the best place to live in because of its security, peace and order and most of all its environment..less pollution compared to cebu and manila…:-)
Go Charice! I hope your story will inspire more children and people in the future.
pinoys are really gifted performers!
wow! 5 pesos!!!
so that would be 60 pesos in one year…. OMG!!!
I’m an avid reader of this website. But I noticed that there are not enough good news featured here in weeks! Where are they? or are there still any? It would be better if you would update it everyday…..
I’m interested to apply on this Job. I used to work in Ortigas(Telus International Philippines-formerly Ambergris Solutions). I plan to live in Leyte and so I need to work here.
please email me the address where I can send my resume.
a lot of talented youths in our country,the philippines,
and charice was luckily one of them…exceptional.
go kabayan ..wave the flag!
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Wow, what an accomplishment! If we can’t set our sights on higher aspirations then we can just satisfy ourselves with such trivial pursuits.
You made again the entire Philippines a land of best and supernatural singers!!!!
Proud of you Charice!!!!!!!
Thanks to somebody who posted her performance at youtube which brought her into international limelight in a very short span of time,
We should be all proud of Charice Pempengco and all other Filipino talents!
Congratulations to director Lav Diaz. May you make more unique and exceptional films, and may you win more awards and accolades!
Comment/correction on author of article: Datu Paglas is a municipality in the province of Maguindanao; and neither is “an island in Mindanao.”
I am residing here in newly declared city which the BAYBAY
and I want to apply as a call center agent at your good company. I have no experience yet being a call center agent but if ever and possible if accepted I am willing to undergo training.I am a 1st year college at VSU formerly LSU and presently stop. I am already 20 years old. And i want to apply my knowledge in public speaking through a call center. Thanks.!
im so proud of charice
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This is very good news! This will definitely help not only the tilapia farmers, but we Filipinos with meager income. We now have cheap healthy food for our families. However, it seems that the focus of the research on cheap and healthy food is for the business sector. The present selling price of 5 pcs longganisa or 200-gram pack of tocino is P65 each (P325 per kg.). This is good business for tilapia farmers and ‘fast-food operators and others engaged in the food processing industry’.
If we would focus on the end consumers (many of them could not afford the price of the processed product) the benefit will be far greater. Spread the recipes to the poor so that they can prepare it at lesser cost. Help the poor prepare healthy food.
are they still hiring? Where should i submit my application? Please help.
Please direct all your inquiries to the APAC website: http://www.apaccustomerservices.com
hi! i’m presently working in etelecare global solutions (Cebu) as a call center agent.. i’m from Baybay and i really want to work somewhere in leyte — i will be applying for a job in the tacloban call center some time next year, i hope positions would still be available then =)
LET’S CELEBRATE THE SUCCESS OF THIS YOUNG FILIPINA DIVA CHARICE…………..RIGHT NOW SHE IS THE BEST SINGER OF HER GENERATION ALL OVER THE WORLD……..WATCH OUT EVERY BODY WHEN SHE RENDERED A SONG ON ANY SHOW YOU GONNA HOLD YOUR BREATH AND MELTING YOUR HEART WHILE LISTENING HER VOICE………
MABUHAY KA CHARICE….
We are so proud of you Charice!
We hope to see more Pinoy in the international Stage..
NO TO WAR!
This is interesting! Hehehe
I hope to see a lot of applicants for this position…
This is an interesting account… Financial
Congrats Charice!!! I hope you open a door for more Filipino singers, bands and artists alike to penetrate the International market.
ei guys…im currently working in IBM as a trainer, Im from tacloban and when I saw this page, I asked my friend whose currenlty engage in APAC and he said that this is confirmed. The hiring process will start sometime next year.
when will this call center start to operate and the hiring of agents? thnx
please send me information regarding the job hiring; when and where to be specific… I don’t care if i earn less to what I am earning now, i just want to be in leyte.. i have relatives in Palo, so this job would be very favorable for me (don’t have to pay for rent)..
my comment is that RIO DE JANIERO has the tallest
religious statue in the world, am i wrong or isn’t that
a religious statue. it is over 85 ft tall.
hi, gud day..,still hiring? i am interested to apply in your company i would like to have an experience how to communicate to any other people…. please email me where is the location and how can i pass my resume thank you…..
,.-hi pls send me your hiring email account pls i am willing to work at your good company thanks pls email me at firstname.lastname@example.org thanks more power to your company
charice is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations! and Team Philippines won! Rock on! You make us proud!
Does Nestle has coffee farming seminar ( NEDF) in Central Luzon, particularly in Pampanga?
There’s a winner from UPLB! Galing! ’05 din kaya yun?
Congratulations Janssen Knights!
Bilib ako sa inyo!
Ang gagaling niyo!
The Best among the rest kayo!
P.S. Kayo lang ang team na sabay sabay. Yung iba medyo hindi sabay sabay. You deserve it!
She’s my idol eversince…before I was wondering why nobody notice how powerful her voice was..again,just like Arnel Pineda a foreign individual notice their potential..sad to say here in our country it’s the BANKABILITY, POPULARITY and STAR APPEAL that counts…
Indeed! We Salute Marikina! Possible!! Todo!
yey! featured! guys please visit http://www.marikinavalley.com to get a taste for marikina and its people
Congratulations to Brilante Mendoza and Miss Pareno once again you”ve proven that Filipino talents are far excellence…
I am interested in coffee farming! Could you please tell me when the seminar will be held again? I have a parcel of land from bicol and i intend to make it in reality come Feb? Thanks in advance!
hi! i would like to apply in your poted job offer, still hiring? i’m a retired teacher with 18 years teaching ecperience in philippines and 2 years teaching experience as an ESL teacher in china with part time online teaching. i decided to leave my work in china for family reason. As of now i’m still here in Bermuda (South of America) and i’ll be back home to tacloban next month. Hoping to be part of your company. whatever your response, please email me( email@example.com)
this program will help a lot of hundreds of hundreds of unemployed people in the vicinty of palo as well as the nearby towns. thank you for giving us this opportuniy to work. i am jst one of the millions out there who are willing to work for your company a a call center agent.
Way to go Pinoy!
I have a 1 hectare land in Bulacan. How can I go for coffee farming. I’m a seafarer, And I want to invest on my land in coffe farming. Can you help me out to invest this bussiness? Where can I possibly get information about this ? I want to share to my family about htis business? thanks and god bless.
I am analyn lea, currently conducting study for waste plastic and i wanted to ask for help about this article: Baguio turns styrofoam and plastic wastes into tiles..
I would gladly appreciate for your help. thank you
From what I know, coffee thrives in hilly or elevated terrain and in certain soil quality. It is a major crop in the highlands of Cavite — Silang, Mendez, Tagaytay and nearby towns. It would certainly help for you to consult your local agricultural extension worker in the area for a start. I think there’s a coffee institute somewhere in Cavite that might have information on production. UP Los Banos might be a good resource too. If I may suggest, why not consider intensive vegetable production — producing different high value crops, like green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, eggplant, okra, beans, upo, patola and even some papayas. I’ve seen this done by enterprising Vietnamese in Virginia, USA, and the family makes enough money on a 2-acre plot (about an hectare). This is one thing I want to duplicate in my 1.2 hectare property when I retire and return in Pampanga.
Good role model. I salute him. I hope he will not become one of the traditional politicians instead to continue his legacy for his constituents interest.
galing nila!!…go!! Janssen Knights!!hehehehe……
i’m really impressed! actually i’m doing an article about Filipino characters which were featured on foreign books. This info is a great help. The new book of Stephenie Meyer [twilight] also featured a Filipino vampire and i’m including it in my article.. ^_^
i really like how charice performed.. she did her BEST. yes,,, all filipino performers are WANTED to give the BEST among THE BEST.
charice is the best example of the
young filipino and find out how filipino
being strong and fight for every struggles
in life and pursuing the DREAMS and GOAL IN
WE are amazed and PROUD everytime she performed.. a really talent of BEING FILIPINO…
BRAVO… FILIPINO PERFORMERS..
BRAVO FILIPINO.. CONGRATULATIONS…
mabuhay! keep up the hardships..God bless
white breed filipina beauty , world class!
excellent pinoys..we are proud of you, mabuhay!
mabuhay! keep up the goodwork and overcome the trials and hardships .God bless
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galing mo talaga idol!!
Philippines will be one of the top tourist destinations in the world. With everything we have to offer, there is no doubt this will happen.
Philippines Adventure Travel and Destinations
Arvin Bonifacio is my friend here in the Philippines! We are best buddies here!
I know why he likes the Team Honda! Heheh! Aside from working in Honda before as web master, we both owned a Honda Jazz Sports Edition here with same color blue . Heheh! We met in a car club, GD, under Honda Club of the Philippines.
So, we have no choice, but to like Team Honda since we can’t own a Ferrari here! Hehehe! Aside from being affordable on our side, Honda is the best among car manufacturers here in the Philippines. Best car performance and high resale value!
Anyway, to the people behind this article, I salute you for being proud as Filipinos! Continue to uplift or image over the world! But one thing I can say in this article is some of the words are missing one letter…
I also missed a single letter! hehehe! instead of “or” it should be “our” in “…. uplift our image over…”! Heheheh! Is that a Filipino way of catching attentions? Hehehe!
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Just glad that Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is in rank 1 on its second week now. It’s truly a wonder of nature ! Followed by Tubbataha Reef rank 4, Chocolate Hills rank 5 and mayon volcano rank 11. All these nominees are doing great in the polls. We still have a long way to go and lets continue to campaign for all of them, although its sad that only one will be chosen to be in the final 21. It was a recent decision of the organizer the one country one official nominee for the 21 finalists. Nevertheless, all the nominees are all wonders of nature.
Congratulations to her! Just hope she is also proud of her Filipino ancestry when half of her blood has it.She looks more of an asian than british except of course the color of her hair which might be dyed. Any article that has it?
your AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!3 time world champion make it 4
I’m proud of you my friend… Keep up the good work…
Filipinos are naturally artistic and our knowledge in art would probably spread worldwide, starting withe these 2 filipinos…keep it up!!!
It’s really nice that big timer companies are building schools. Education is indeed what we Filipinos lack.
Teachers, Principals, Students, hopefully, you won’t be wasting the effort/donations of others. Make the most out of it. And we will have a great country — as we had once been.
What the….? How come you …….? Well…well…there goes my buddy and college classmate at MIT. That’s kinda once in a lifetime experience dude….hope to see you riding one of those F1 race cars…whaaaaa….that’s too much now…enough!
Wow! This is.. Simply Amazing!
deb, hija…thanks! with the so many people in this international city it’s a pinoy! the world doesn’t know how lucky to have us all over the globe….a pinoy who’s a complete person….a social, physical, and above all a spiritual person. it is this spirit in us that makes us different from the others. the never ending smiles..a photographer once asked me to look serious and i just told him i couldn’t…this is me and smiled…..he featured the photo where i was smiling. and yes…the hope in our eyes inspite of trials and tribulations…we are a strong people!
at 16 charice is a true example of a young FILIPINA,charming,loving,kind-hearted,industrious,n most of all humble…..a family oriented young lady ..willing to sacrifice whatever it will take n risk n LIFE..setting a good example to the new generation!!!!!GOD BLESS N MORE POWER
EXTRA ORDINARY AND BEAUTIFUL SITES ALL FILIPINOS CAN BE PROUD OF…
yes am a cebuana n i can attest that CEBU is fast progressing and it is situated n the mid part of the PHILIPPINES..the business center next to MANILA….
very nice!very pinoy! but please consider us also ofw in korea..mabuhay tayo ng lahat..thanx
charice..charice ur great..but the world is wild..beware..and pray always!
This is what I am saying about the Philippines. Many Filipinos thought of things that is beautiful are automatic from abroad. That can be said from our usual expression, “parang sa ibang bansa ah”. I especially hate people (of course, it’s within me) when I show them magnificent pictures of Makati and Ortigas skyline (even the growing skyline of Taguig) and they’ll exclaim: “sa’n ‘yan? Sa ibang bansa?” =(
Haaaii… such xenocentric attitude of Filipinos.
Well, about Coron, truly it’s a paradise–just define paradise the “foreign” way so that Filipinos would have to uplift theirs to international standard–and worth to be proud of. In addition, it has to have sustainable development.
Hi! Im from DAVAO and i really want to know coffee farming. is there a way that i could learn more about this?
My parents got me an insurance last October 12 1966(date of issue).Policy #66411414 Filipinas Life Assurance Company (ayala life assurance company).
I want to know more about my insurance policy ,if is still ok.
I am a secondary school teacher from Floridablanca National Agricultural School and an ALS volunteer at present.I just want to ask if how can i be transferred to ALS as mobile teacher.
Masasabi kong mahusay akong magsulat, magbasa at magsalita sa wikang Ingles pero pipiliin ko na lamang mag-Filipino kasi baka sa isang pagkakamali o maling salita na aking magamit ay ‘malason’ kita kaagad. Ito naman ang sa akin, ang wikang Filipino, higit pa man, ang lalong nakakalimutan at hindi nabibigyang-pansin dahil na rin sa media at paggamit ng Ingles sa napakaraming gawain/transaksyon. Hindi ba’t mas mainam kung ang ating sariling wika ang gagamitin natin dito sa ating bansa? Maraming bansa ang hindi gumagamit ng wikang Ingles, pero kaya pa din nilang paunladin ang kanilang bansa gamit ang sariling wika.
Tama naman ang iyong mga punto, kailangan pa din nating mapaghusay ang paggamit ng wikang Ingles pero hindi naman dapat makaligtaan ang ating sariling wika. Mahusay ang pagkasulat mo, yun nga lamang, may mga salita kang di kaaya-ayang basahin. Hindi mo ako nalason sa maling grammar o kung anupaman…Sana lamang, kung gaano ka kahusay mag-Ingles ay ganun ka din kahusay mag-Filipino. At sana kung magsulat ka man sa wikang Filipino ay tamang-tama lahat para naman walang ibang tao na gagamitin ang iyong lathalain para ipakita kung gaano kahina ang Filipino sa kanyang sariling wika. Sa palagay ko, mas nakakahiya iyon!
hi chef ..i saw you in umagang kay ganda ..ang galing nyo po..your my idol..i want to be like you!!!
keep up the good moves Wesley I’m proud of you
great pinoys..keep it up!
go pinays go!
I ashamed yesterday about the philippine football team (ansa news). According to FIFA of 165 teams, Philippine team is in 165 place. Is it a good news?
I contracted a virus named “Charicitis”, the only virus that can eliminate stress and boredom. Also this virus can inspire you to love your parents, and have your dreams fulfilled. If you want to be affected by it just view Charice performance on Ellen, Oprah, PaulOgrady, and lastly her duet with Celine.
That’s very good & nice to be proud off. Pero sana lang talaga ay mabigyan din ng pagkakataon na makapunta roon ang artist ng teleseryes para makita rin nila doon ang mga pinoy artist na napapanood nila.
Its really nice to be in Palawan.I am targeting now the El Nido.Soon on my 4th stop to Palawan, Coron.
This is a nice website that a Filipino can be proud of. Maraming magandang places sa Pilipinas, magagaling na Pinoy/Pinay, values at iba pa na dapat ipagmamalaki natin. Mapalad na naging pinoy ako. Pure Pinoy, 100% Ilonggo. Mabuhay tayong mga Pinoy
Wonderful talaga ang Subterrenean River Natural Park. Each Filipinos should visit it.Make proud of it. Dito lang yan sa bayan natin. Kaya ako, walang sawa na babalik balikan ang Palawan at i-share ang beauty ng Pinas. Mabuhay ka Pinoy!
Yes, we are wonderful people indeed. And we are appreciated where ever we are. But sadly, it seems that those who are living in RP are not proud of their ethnicity……. !!!! The Dona Victorena syndrome is still alive and well.
mga allstar magaling talga lalo na ng kasama namin sila!! idol GK shockwave dancer
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! as one of the
well-deserving awardees. I know you can. i was under
your wings during the PACIFIC ENG’G. days.
i think it will help a lot to pinoy migrant all over the world to find their identity and inspire more for love of motherland…mabuhay pinoys!
great pinoys in every fields…mabuhay!
how inspiring write ups…thanks, these traits and values really portrays the God fearing special rac like us …pinoys ,mabuhay!
CONGRATULATIONS I REALLY ADMIRE THIS CHOIR….. TWO THUMBS UP…FOR UPSA
Theory: The financial crisis in the US also felt by most EU countries may possibly be beneficial to Asian countries because most US and EU-based businesses will outsource necessary production labor and services to Asian countries.
Fact 2: The US and most European countries are the largest consumer markets in the world.
Hypothesis 1: The current financial crisis will substantially reduce the buying power of the largest global consumer markets because of stricter credit policies.
Hypothesis 2: Sales margins of these businesses will substantially drop because of the reduced buying power of the largest global consumer markets.
Hypothesis 3: US and EU-based businesses will pull out of these countries and incorporate elsewhere to substantially cut business income taxes.
Possible Reasons for Hypothesis 3
a) There are countries offering better taxation laws for income generated outside it.
b) These countries also offer better taxation laws for production expenses and service fees incurred outside it.
c) There are even countries that do not charge anything (taxes) for income generated outside it.
d) There are also countries that do not charge anything (taxes) for production expenses and service fees incurred outside it.
Hypothesis 4: The businesses that have incorporated in the countries mentioned above will outsource most production labor and other services to Asian countries to further cut production costs and service fees.
Reasons for Hypothesis 4
a) Wages of Asians with all necessary skills among other qualifications are lower than wages of US and EU nationals.
b) A lot of Asian countries are English-speaking nations.
c) A lot of Asian countries integrate American and European culture on its local media.
d) A lot of Asian countries incorporate US and/or UK English on its educational systems.
e) Commercial rent rates are lower in Asian countries than in the US and most EU countries.
f) Most Asian countries have infrastructures and backend technologies substantially similar to US and EU infrastructures and backend technologies.
g) Costs of equipment parts and maintenance service fees are lower in Asian countries compared to the US and most EU countries.
Conclusion: The income of these businesses will be similar to the income they earned months before the financial crisis if not more despite dropping sales margins of US and EU-based businesses. Substantial cuts from production costs and consumer services by outsourcing necessary production labor and services to Asian countries will cushion low sales because of higher per-product profits.
Theory: The financial crisis in the US also felt by most EU countries may possibly be beneficial to Asian countries because most US and EU-based businesses
will outsource necessary production labor and services to Asian countries.
Fact: The US and most European countries are the largest consumer markets in the world.
Hypothesis 1: The current financial crisis will substantially reduce the buying power of the largest global consumer markets because of stricter credit
Hypothesis 2: Sales margins of these businesses will substantially drop because of the reduced buying power of the largest global consumer markets.
Hypothesis 4: The businesses that have incorporated in the countries mentioned above will outsource most production labor and other services to Asian countries
to further cut production costs and service fees.
Conclusion: The income of these businesses will be similar to the income they earned months before the financial crisis if not more despite dropping sales
margins of US and EU-based businesses. Substantial cuts from production costs and consumer services by outsourcing necessary production labor and services
to Asian countries will cushion low sales because of higher per-product profits.
congrats!!!! u make us so proud, keep it up!!!! we do look alike. go gril!!!
Great group!!! Can I know where and when you will perform next here in the Philippines so I could buy your All-Stars t-shirt? Thanks!!!
In just a short time patronizing your substantial articles, i now confirm the real essence of your formula: SALARY – SAVINGS = EXPENSES. This is indeed effective and attainable. For one time I was able increase my savings. First 3 months of sacrificing for savings was so hard since I had to stick on my budget. But later on I was caught unnoticed that I already had savings in the bank. It paid off my intention to follow the formula. And with that I shared the same advantage to my fellow OFW friends here in UAE.
Thanks a lot a and I will try to form an advocacy to promote this type of savings to people who are not yet aware of its substantial benefits.
Thank you and more power Dr. Colayco. I want to meet you in person once I take my vacation. God bless you and your family.
what a wonderful,thoughtful and very informative, knowledgeable writeup. not to forget that we filipinos are people of jack of all trades, humble and very simple, intelligent human beings. again, maraming salamt po .
On behalf of Mr. Colayco, thank you. We will send him your reponse.
galing ng pinoy!
guy’s congrats ^^
galing nyu talaga malupetz…
more income to come HEHEHE……
geh God Bless u mga par……..
The Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro is 120 ft. tall and is located at the peak of the Corcovado mountain which is 2,300 ft. so I don’t know if we can claim that the Divine Mercy statue is the tallest in the world, although it would be nice if we could.
Great article. Another thing to be added, as a virtue of Pinoys when they are abroad is the fact that they remain cool, calm and collected. It is this that makes them great survivors abroad. They never are afraid, in fact, I think Pinoys are rather fearless, they are so mobile, not afraid to be in strange places, not knowing other languages, yet, still manage to “manage”. Brave Pinoys regardless of what circumstances they are in, anywhere in the world.It is really this attitude that makes them survive well. They never break, they trod, plod on and accept what comes. Bravo, Mabuhay!! God bless
keep up PINOYS!! be proud…. goodnewspilipinas.com you’ve done great jobs informing pinoys on a good news for us!!!!!
wow! the idea is very unique as our own history. let’s all hope and pray that with this campaign, more and more tourists would fall in love with the beauty of the philippines . This proves indeed that we have all it takes to be a top tourist destination in Asia.. All these things “Only in the Philippines”
alex garland, The Tesseract, uses the Philippines as the setting for this novel. Even the characters are 98% filipinos, and even speak in Pilipino English, or tagalog.
Malaysia claims that they have the tallest statue in Batu Caves. They want to claim everything. That was such a lie. I just hope that this Divine Mercy statue is not a claim with no basis.
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Is the book on Technopreneurship already out of the market? Is this available now at NBS? Can you give me at least an abstract of the story? Many thanks.
Oh, my goodness, you hit it on the nail a million times.
i did say that Filipinos like talking DOWN the country and its people. They never stop criticising anything related to new developments, i.e. see those horrid, nasty comments from kapwa-pinoy when the Manila Ocean Park was inaugurated. These people should hang their heads in shame;then those handful of Pinoy Youtube contributors who try their best to showcase the best and loveliest of the country’s sceneries, tourist spots, the lovely boulevards, the well-kept gardens and landscapes in our capital and other cities, but what kind of nasty comments do they add?it really is very annoying to read their unbelievable remarks, sometimes it makes one wonder why they think that way or in that manner only—-sooooo negative about everything. Indeed, they are the enemies of tourism in our beautiful country since they have no respect or regard. Check Youtube and see the good work of those patriots who show the really nice and best bits of our country, and the sneering comments from some kapwa-pinoy. You are quite right that the local and national media have contributed much to the misconstrued and misunderstood Philippines. They are to blame for much of the negative attitude towards our country. However, I also think that many Pinoys also, consciously or unconsciously, seem to say only the sad, unpleasant bits. They also love to exaggerate, a bad bad habit that has become a national obsession. They never, ever seem to tire of talking about poverty, about hunger, about disease, about how hard life is—never-ending complaints. They also like to blame the politicians for all the ills that they think they do not deserve, when in fact, they too, need to realize that they have a duty, responsibility and moral duty to take care of themselves, their own family, their own standard of living. It is this and their lack of understanding of the ways of the world that threaten their very existence. There should be a moratorium of negative remarks, comments, editorials, columns, and just write something pleasant about the country. The country itself cannot solve its ills, it is the people who inhabit that beautiful country who should wake up and say to themselves that, hey, what am I doing, behaving like a lost duck in the midst of plenty, just because others complain everyday about their sorry fate. For once, this self-pity must really really stop. Too much self-pity in that country is just too much to bear. Many are sick and tired of many kapwa-pinoy expressing their sad, sorry state of affairs. No government of the day, no elected politician can help them if they lay the blame firmly on the government’s door. Time to wise up and for God’s sake, do something, too, to improve your state of affairs, rather than just blaming others, especially the politicians for their lack of opportunities. Kapwa-pinoy, your responsibility is to yourself, first and foremost and you should know it by now. So, on on your bikes, guys, and do something with your life. Mabuhay!
Out of all articles I’ve read over the net, this pretty much cleared my mind and educated me re the US Financial Crisis. I just hope you could be of help for our thesis though since we’re trying to work on CDS applied to Consumer Loans for our local banking industry. We just need some viewpoints regarding that and I hope you can be of help!
Congratulations! You make me truly proud to be Filipino.
I’ve been searching for the title of this winning episode of Wish Ko lang last year about this polio victim teacher in a remote bario whom the show helped. I’d like to organize to have myself and former students to adopt that school and ensure they have a regular supply of their needs (books, fuel for the generator, salary for the teacher). I hope someone from the show will read this so I can finally get this project going. I’ve been wanting to do this since I saw that episode feature on sining totoo.
if we really love our country and advertise its beauty..we should not let these miners and mining company to destroy our natural resources..
go pinoys go ! show our beauties and talents..
sy and tan actually got some of their fortune and wealth through illegals and marcoses.
yeah simpson..after they claim sabah under the unpatriotic cory aquino administration,who is not a pure pinoy..
Thanks for your question. Yes, RICE & CHIPS is now available at certain National Bookstore branches.
I basically argue that we can copy Silicon Valley in Asia, if we follow the formulas I outline in the book.
well done, mate!!! our country need someone like you who can put our country’s name on top, coz if pinoy really wants it, we can surely do it!! Congratz!!!
University of Saint Louis – Tuguegarao is a sister school of SLU (Saint Louis University) of Baguio City. Together with others schools like Saint Mary’s University and Saint Louis Colleges – founded by CICM missionaries.
elow po mga idol ang galing nyo talaga ako pala si jhon prochina pangarap kong maging katulad nyo im from mindanao poh ingats kayo always god bless poh
that’s why do not let our natural resources destroy by mining industries..
what a future musical geniuses! go pinoys go!
you’re still pinoy at heart and mind…
what an invention to help the communiies and authorities…go pinoys go,yes we can!
what if the k1 applicant has already conditional green card and still the marriage didnt workout… then, the k1 applicant filled a divorced to a petitioner? what is the best way to remove the conditional to the green card?
A discussion of MAC can be found at http://www.electronicslab.ph/forum
Congrats to Ayala Group for such a commendable job
My wish is one laptop computer for every teacher.
I hope I’ll get the first one.(Just wishing, but wish do come true sometimes, isn’t it?
Good news comes rarely in this time. This one is a rare one.
The GILAS people working in the field , they are all too intelligent, they discuss casually, cooly but with a lot of insights about the IT world.
HI! Sir Jerome
Beauty and brain. May you bring home the crown.
God Bless you Patricia. God Bless the Philippines
That’s what we’re telling the world. Pinoys are good in everything.
Very, very useful invention
she is amazing and there is no other word for her vocal talent.good luck for always.
that was truely amazing..keep it up & congrats to the team
wow:) she’s amazing! aside from the beauty and the brains, she’s capped with unending talents and other potentials as well!!! i know she can do it ‘coz FILIPINOS never get defeated!!! GO GO GO PINAS:) and GOD bless Ms. Fernandez!!!:)
hope we can preserved and protect them…
Please can i have email contact with these studios to advise them of a wonderful competition in Australia
Know more about markina and its people… visit us at http://www.marikinavalley.com
I will always be proud of the sites in the Phil. (especially those that has not been exploited yet by capitalists.) I have seen some of the best already but I’m interested to experience this cruise and see how it can compare to others.
am very proud to be a FILIPINA ***MORE POWER***
IBA ANG “PINOY”….IT IS A GOD GIVEN TALENT N A GIFT TO SHARE WITH ALL MANKIND..AM HAPPY FOR HER N WITH HER FAMILY TOO
ang aking ina ay namatay oct 2003 pa.. meron syang filipinas life assurance with policy#w075442363,, gusto ko lang pong malaman kung aktib yung policy at kung intitiled for death claims?.
am proud to be a filipino,but not the government kasi puno ng kasinungalingan,pandaraya,korupsyon at higit sa lahat di pede ipagmalaki sa ibang bansa.pwe.lalo na yang si pandak at asawa nya.bakit kaya my tao pang tulad nila ang nabubuhay sa mundo.yun lang po and salamat.
i couldn’t disagree more on Simpson.
On what basis is our statue the tallest?
It is also noteworthy to mention our four other nominees, namely Mayon Volcano, Taal Volcano, Hundred Islands National Park, and Mount Pinatubo.
I am into new media marketing and we are the internet Tv of GK ‘s global portal. I will learn more from your experiences so we can help re build a new positive brand of the Philippines & it people.
Hope I could free up my time to meet you.
Congrats in sharing your knowledge to the youth.
Thank you very much for your wonderful encouragement. Indeed, I will be very happy to free up my schedule as well so we can meet. I’d love to help you and your group for GK TV. Let me know how we can work together.
Please contact my executive assistant, Tonette Nesas, at +63906.556.3777 or send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Australia, to associates and friends, I often say positive things about the Philippines, particularly in regard to its beach resorts and its friendly people.
Although our small nation of 21 million people already has about 120,000 Filipinos here, the reaction from my fellow Anglo-Celts or Anglo-Saxons (that is, Caucasians) is often surprise.
They know about Bali, they know about Phuket in Thailand and some know about Vietnam, but the Philippines?
Despite Philippine Airlines now flying daily from Sydney and Melbourne to Manila, QANTAS flying four times a week from Sydney and Singapore Airlines (my preferred carrier) flying multiple times a day via Singapore, the perception of Australians is that the Philippines is far further away than (say) Vietnam. This is incorrect.
Ot is not helped by the lazy Filipino tourism office in Sydney whose staff lack the willingness to be aggressive and assertive in their promotions.
Despite this, air traffic (passenger numbers) between Australia and the Philippines grew 12 per cent last year (this year may not be as good) and the Tourism Office have produced an excellent new Internet site.
So yes, this site gives somes very good advice…it is obviously written by an intelligent author.
Let’s hope that come Election 2010, we will have a Presidential candidate that would truly bring about the needed change in the country. “Change” meaning that which will eliminate the kind of government we have under GMA wherein lies, graft and corruption, suppression of human rights are tolerated. Maybe, like the American youths who supported Obama, the Filipino youths could bond together and organize to rally behind this candidate that could bring about better Philippines.
what a load of garbage! the plantation website doesnt even work! if they cant even maintain a working website, how am i supposed to believe they can maintain a working resort????
When Barrack Obama won, I was so happy.
I think it will trigger a change worldwide. A new mindset.
A new groove.
Let’s not give up. We all can make this change.
I just hope we can have a 2 party system. It is healthier for the country.
It is less painful to most businessmen, in my opinion.
Losing candidates usually do not honor their obligations for their paraphernalia.
wow congratulations…….amen to HIMALA I’ve watch this movie maganda!
Yes we will, yes we will tell the world of his Love to the Poor. To the least of our brother, is our best. The best event , in honor of the Impoverished Poor, is the best love the world should do. Not only for one day, but our daily mission if we want to survive in this imperiled mother earth. We pray that our Christian leaders will support this Day of honoring. God Bless.
This is a very timely achievement for a Filipino film to have been awarded such honor….Congrats to all the cast, crews and director….to Ms. Nora Aunor the one and only Superstar..you made us all proud. Now, you have redeemed yourself fully.
Ms. Monessa should be invited to our organization’s events as a key speaker. This is an opportunity for her to inspire our youth and blended families. Perhaps with her permission, you can post a contact number for her.
so proud of them..Congratulations .really during my chilhood days I really wanted to excell in math unfortunate math doesn’t want me he he..
WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU CHARISE.
FILIPINOS FROM WISCONSIN , U.S. A.
WISHES YOU ALL THE BEST AND GOD’S
BLESSINGS IN YOUR INTERNATIONAL SINGING
MORE POWER!. PINOY YATA YAN ,HUH!
Great news! Our youth seems to be reaping awards. That means we are doing something good somewhere down the line. As we in Museo Pambata always say, let us develop and nurture the minds of the young to be better citizens of the world. I guess, we are doing something right! Great work
hi poh ako poh si astrid bonifacio ng crossing calamba laguna na gustong sumali kasama ang aking grupo sa inyo ako poh ay nag-aaral sa saint john colleges na naging mvp noong nakaraang intrams noong october 1-5 at kami din poh ang naging champion! thank u poh sana poh maasahan koh poh na makasali sa inyo kasama ang aking grupo!!!!!
THANK YOU POH!
break a leg charice . you make all filipinos proud. fly high and continue to soar.
BigFoot Entertainment, if I’m correct, opened in Cebu way back in 2005. That’s not that “recent” is it? Unless this article is dated way back (hard to say because your articles have no dates or credits).
Nice site though. subscribed in RSS but just had to say this. Maybe something to improve on?
Kaya Natin! Please keep the campus tour initiative going…
Good News! It really is…
I’ve heard that she’s gonna make her first international album soon…
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Thanks for the feedback Jayson. We are in the process of giving everyone a better GNP experience.
good point.. and a good reminder to focus on what really matters. There are ways to show our love to our family and friends without really splurging, like maybe giving a free massage to your loved one, a long awaited call to your mom, a short message of unconditional love to your kids.
God gave His Son as a token of His unconditional love to us. I think the best way to celebrate Christmas is to find ways to love our family and friends unconditionally.
I’m thinking about getting my own credit card. Can you suggest banks that offers good credit card plans?
Thank you. More power.
no problem! I like the site and its purpose! Wish you guys all the best!
I cannot find the names of the above authors on the Kinokuya Singapore bestseller list dated November 17:
Can someone please show us the URL link that reports the above books on the Singapore list? Thank you very much!
Almost all the bigger banks have different credit cards. Foremost would be Bank of PI, Metrobank, BDO, Citibank.
Since you should be paying for your card bills without delay, it doesn’t matter which you choose. You should not get into credit card loan but you should understand how much the rates and penalties are before you sign up with them.
Yup! Good News PIlipinas is a great site.
I’m tired of all the bad news going around, and the country is going nowhere with the current administration. Parang binenta na yata ang mga kaluluwa natin sa mga chinese at kung sinu sino pang dayuhan. HAHA. huhu.
Anyway, I agree with Jayson. Put credits, dates and archives.
AYOS ang GNP!
whoa…nice sOng………….specially…”this is me”….
The hotel’s score includes location, design, service, food, and amenities, and not if it has a working website or not.
Do you even read?
GALING TALAGA ANG MGA PINOY!!!! Anyway, All the best to Charice. YOU’RE SO TALENTED GIRL!!! MORE POWER AND GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS…….
WOW!!!!!You go girl!!!! Thanks very much for making filipinos proud!!!! God Bless You always.ALL THE BEST……………….
The greatest vindiction ever!
After twenty six years, Himala is here to show to the world that a filipino film such as this will create an important history that every filipino should be proud of!
Nora Aunor is truly an amazing actress of highest caliber. She should be proclaimed as a national artist !
WOW congratulations and trully proud Pinoy..!
Nice article Rica! You should do more writing.
Philippines came 37th overall & 5th in the Community Cup
more on the HWC website: http://homelessworldcup.org
it is our inspiration
wow! this is the great movie!!!!!!!!more power
tnx 4 featuring Belenismo in Tarlac..Godbless…jean
It was in the news (Phil) last year, and it was also mentioned during his fights in Las Vegas and in ESPN60 …. that Manny Pacquiao is already in college. University of Notre Dame @ GenSan City was mentioned. It was also further told that Professors and students went crazy for autographs. Pacman said pare pareho lang tayo dito. I am a student only not a boxer. He goes to school with his body guards. He is taking up B.S. in Business Admin.
hail to the new GM! we love you!
you are so cool!
Sana po lumabas na ang DVD or CD ng Urduja matagal ko na pong iniintay na lumabas na ang DVD or CD copy nang Urduja. Tsaka parang hindi sya tumagal ng isa or dalawang linggo sa theaters kasi mga limang araw pagkatapos ng opening nanood ako dalawang mall na yung pinuntahan ko wala na yung Urduja.
Cebu Pacific should consider flights from Mid East to Manila. Around 1M (one million) OFW’s are working in Mid East. This is a huge market for Cebu Pacific.
it is a big honor for us !!!!!
Ecotourism can be one niche industry that Philippines can be a major player in. We do have what it takes to be one. Hopefully, this effort both by the public and private sector is sustained.
explore. experience. enjoy. Philippines.
How can we contact him? How much is the machine?
jessie agustin (2nd place) and diogenes simbol (3rd place) won in the diorama category this year mam. the two mentioned in the article won last year.:)
I would like to know how can small investors get into
the seaweed industry. Can you please send me some
details to help?OFWs earn extra sure income for their
families. Salamat po.
Thanks for the well written article. I’d like to know
more on how to have half an hectare for planting
seaweeds. I am based abroad and I don’t want to
be cheated of my hard earned money if I invest.
Magtulungan sana tayo sa pag unlad.
congrats !! syada wow…
Hi Anak! That was a very inspiring article you wrote. I’m so proud of you. Ever since you were small you really had a knack for writing, specially when you give me pictures of you with some messages at the back of each. You would always include God in your messages and I had that strong feeling that you will be a good writer with God always in the center of your life. Im sure God will pave the way for us to be together again and live happily every after. I love you and miss you so much anak. Lots of Prayers, Mama
how much is the machine cost?
simple brilliant and heartwarming!
I’m glad this article is posted and to see that Filipinos are still positive despite of the crisis the country is experiencing with the rest of the world. My perspective on the report is posted on this site. http://livingrice.blogspot.com/2008/12/7-of-10-pinoys-havent-given-up-on-rp.html
Hi just read this article, we are also interested in setting up a coffee farm here in Bulacan. Did anyone get an answer to their post? How did you get started? Who did yo contact first?
the most beautiful airport in the philippines indeed!
looks like japan’s narita airport
whoa.. no goodnews for past 2 weeks?.. its the same headline since mid december.. the staff is probably on a holiday break
How inspiring! Its beautiful! Thank you for such beautiful words as you have expressed how I feel about this country and the people in it! Thank you! I would love to share this with my own website….
A very inspiring and meaningfully relevant of being filipino, faithful in God but unfortunately the devil still works in politics. Corruption is the number one problem, Phil. is the number one corrupt country in Asia so how can i say am proud of being a filipino with this emage.
Thanks, Alexander. One thing I admire about Filipinos is the strong belief in God as you illustrated very well in your poem. To make a better Philippines is to create better Filipinos – Filipinos that share a Godly perspective in all aspect of Pinoy life. Filipinos that believe that there is someone greater than him/herself and who put the needs of others first more than anything else.
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tatay ko ay namatay noong 2006 nalaman ko na mayroon syang filipinas life assurance ang policy # w075017928 gusto ko lang malaman kung ok pa ito.
saan po kaya makakahiram ng mga 250k-500k para pangdagdag sa puhunan ko sa aming botika for 20 years. dahil sa lumalagong kompetisyon na nagmumula sa malalaking botika, unti unting humihina ang aming benta. kailangan ko po ng malaking halaga para pandagdag sa puhunan at makabili pa ng mas maraming produkto.
maraming salamat po
Brief but informative. Thanks Mr. Colayco.
Rally To The Flag!
Ako ay Pilipino .
Buong katapatang nanunumpa Sa watawat ng Pilipinas.
At sa bansang kanyang sinasagisag .
Na may dangal, katarungan at kalayaan
.Na pinakikilos ng sambayanang.
What an inspiring poem…
We need individuals like you to help inculcate in the minds of our Kababayans that we, Filipinos, are a blessed race.
The story is figment of some politcos imagination! NO AIRLINE Flies this route I work in Shanghai and fly Cebu every 6 weeks No such direct flights ever existed.
We’re so encouraged with your visitation and your gift-giving. We pray that there will be more people like you whose heart is to bless and help the needy.
We thank you too for GNP for helping our own people like us to bring out our best to serve our country and for making others to get involved.
May God richly bless you and multiply your work.
Kuya Jess was a nice, hard working young fellow when he was in UP around 1982 -1984. He was then a resident assistant at the freshman dormitory – the Kalayaan Residence Hall where helped a lot of freshmen adjust to the rigors of the state university.
The fact that he remained humble despite his success, speaks so much about his character which is worth emulating by the Filipino youth.
More power to you Kuya Jess!
Its high time other countries see that we have so much to offer here.
im one of hundred of pinoy expats working here in dubai with emirates air and everyday in my course of work, i always have the chance to see this huge flying machines and knowing from this article that a kabayan is one of the selected pilots taking command of this aircraft makes me proud and great to be a pinoy.
thanks for the infos and keep it up!
i like your site a lot and would recommend it to my friends for sure.
great job boy! proud of u
Prays of Palawan;
On the cusp of the South China Sea where waters wash thousand year reefs, where white sands glisten at the edge of azure seas, where winds brush cliff and coves and a thousand kinds of wildlife roam amongst leaning palm trees, where so few people are seen… the intrepid searching for purity with grace drawn sustenance find singular peace… the seas and sunsets bring forth bounty by simply being free. Caril Ridley
I think these “political priests” should not be included in this wonderful site.
hi i am from Bukidnon, where can i avail of theseedls for pplanting?
the philippines has a lot to offer..
we may not have grand palaces and structures of india but we have great natural wonders like chocolate hills of bohol, mayon volcano of albay, hundred islands of pangasinan, tubbataha reefs of palawan..
the only difference of traveling to india and the philippines – we offer reasonable prices.
in india – tourists were charge with a different rate (entrance tickets and even food) than the locals
remember that 1 rupee = 1 peso
taj mahal entrance for tourists will cost u 750rupees while to locals its 10rupees, one photo with taj mahal in the background = 100rupees
even roadside eateries
coffee or tea is 15-20rupees but for foreigners its 60-80 rupees
even souveiners / pasalubong
one cloth bag that is 75 rupees – to foreigners its 200rupees to 500rupees
i hope this show would bring more tourists to our shores
God bless at Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!
Angeline Baniqued does is not a freshman at Ateneo de Manila University, in fact she is still a senior at St. Paul College, Pasig.
PLEASE put the SOURCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
nice…im very very PROUD that im a natural citizen of the phiL…
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WE ARE PROUD OF YOU “SAM MILBY” YOU DESERVED THE TITLE WITHOUT NO DOUBT…BASTA D2 LANG KAMI SA LIKOD MO…WE SUPPORT IN WHATEVER PROJECTS YOU HAVE…
MABUHAY KA BRO!
i think the centennial terminal is still the most charming of the 3. but t3 is undisputedly the biggest and most modern. hopefully it will also be the most efficient.
Fabulous! I agree with Russell that it’s high time Philippine tourism is taken notice of. Here in India, Malaysia, for example, has been running TV and print ads promoting their land in a very professional and enticing manner (they do have money to spare on marketing!). Worse, most of my Indian friends don’t even know how close Manila is to the rest of Southeast Asia.
Read about this on http://paulancheta.blogspot.com/2008/04/manila-on-line.html
I’ll find out when NDTV plans to air this segment and share it with all of you.
Kinabalu is not the highest peak in Southeast Asia. Mt. Razi in Myanmar is. It towers to 5,800 meters above sea level higher than Kinabalu’s 4,100 meters acme. Indeed, Kinabalu is only fourth in the region. This has been an age-old misinformation. I’m not a mountaineer but those who called themselves so should have known this. Reading before climbing won’t hurt that much. Imagine declaring a record without first setting the records straight.
congratulations, jordan! our masci 88 batch is proud of you. God bless.
Hello…I am from Iloilo City…
how can I avail of this fantastic apparel from Accel..the “D-SHOE”…This is cool..
I really just want his…1 pair for me plssss..
One very lucky guy.
I am proud that i am a Pilipino!! We really have lots of beatiful spot here in our country.. I just want to suggest to all of us that please maintain the cleanliness of all the beautiful scenery here in Philippines!
MABUHAY ANG PINOY!
be proud your pinoy! please vote for our candidates for the new seven wonders of nature.
Sending and receiving SMS through is a plus for having this device as well as incoming call.
But for outgoing call, I doubt it. There’s a lot of phone cards and voip companies which offer cheaper rates in calling the Philippines. Using the computer to place a call should be cheaper, look how magicjack does it.
I have localphone.com and it cost me $0.11 to call a land line and $0.1330 to call a mobile phone.
And the good thing is, I get to assign a local US number to my contacts in the Philippines. I can contact them anytime w/o using a computer.
There are similar voip providers that offer the same service.
Just to get the facts straight, the associate professor’s real name is Alexis Belonio.
And wow, it makes me a bit sad he wasn’t recognised in this site sooner… ;~;
nice article its a good help to our filipino in abroad!!….^_^
i’m proud of him me, being a thomasian also. more power and good luck.
Another Filipino American grad last 2005. Audrey Iriberri. His father is from Cantilan, Surigao del Sur, Philippines.
yeah i salute you mam for putting this unique store.actually it was featured several times in ‘I WITNESS ‘..it is being documented several times by howie severino! well generally filipinos are trully honest GOD BLESS US ALL
It’s Ok! No Probs! Everything works together for good!. I know that there is a right time for everything. Glory belongs to Him!
I just want to know if we can distribute this stove in North Luzon. How much it will cost?Hope to get an email (email@example.com) or reach me at 0917-8151408
Mr. Belonio Congratulation
Im interested to own the stove you invented, were can i buy?
im from laguna
The Philippines has what it takes to be one of the top players in the travel and tour industry in the whole world. With world class destinations, countless adventures and activities and impeccable service, Philippines should be one of the must visit places in the world.
explore. experience.enjoy. Philippines.
Owwww, so si Tim Yap pala ang nasa likod ng Embassy..nice one!! )
can you tell me please when is the next seminars in coffee farming…i would love to attend as i have some land and I’m very interested in coffee farming..but i don’t know much about the process thanks
I totally agree. I myself have not been around the country. I will make sure that I will spend more time traveling around the country when I get back. I heard that there is really a lot of improvements. Keep it up DOT.
hello! i hope Mr. Gurfinkel could answer my inquiry if my case would be possible for this retroactive thing. My father is now a US citizen, in fact he gained that before he arrived in the US. But originally the petition applied was for permanent residency where i was included then as travelling applicant and was of course below 21. Since he became an instant citizen on Dec.1997, he was asked to petition separately his immediate family. And i turned 21 on Jan.1998, and the new petition was filed 10 days after my bday. I am now married and my petition was reclassified to F3 from F1. Would this thing be applied to me base on the petition that was originally filed for my father where i was a traveling applicant then. thanks so much!
Heartfelt thanks for featuring us.
May you guys in Goodnewspilipinas.com be bless a thousand fold for giving small companies like us a chance to be seen worldwide.
Not everyone gets this chance of making their dreams happen in their lifetime.
We are just a small company who started last year with only a dream of making it big by coming up with unique designs with less than US$8,000. No connections. Just strong faith that people will help us along the way. Believe in God’s grace.
It is because of all the good will of our clients who are now our friends that local media picked it up and interest became bigger all over the world.
You can see some of our interviews in youtube by searching Maverick By Design.
Ty Presley is a top Hollywood hair, make up, fashion stylist for the A list celebrities and he notice our company through the common friends we have online. Went halfway around the world three times to see for himself what we do and finally commit to actually bringing it into center stage. USA and Japan. This is his myspace account. http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=160833535
I humbly thank all of you for giving us a chance to make our dreams happen. That is why we are giving something back to all of you by doing the promo.
Big companies are working with us and soon we can reveal to you what projects we are working on so we can pay it forward.
If anyone has ideas on how we can help. Social causes that means a lot to you. Please approach us.
We want to inspire people not just in the Philippines but worldwide. We want to be the very first global brand that comes from a Third world country but stands for quality and equality. Inspire everyone that all of us has a chance to make it big if put our faith to God and empower ourselves to do our all out best.
We only live once. The legacy we want to have is not about the business we do but the power to believe that we all can make it happen.
My personal mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please tell us how we can work ith each other.
It is indeed an overwhelming indications, that our country is advancing its post from the World Economy. Let us all continue supporting the government programs to uplift the Country’s Economic Stature and stop any aspiring rubbish politicians to snatch the leadership from our current officials. This will attract more foreign investors and stabilize the political status of our Nation. All shall be benefited.
Thank you and Mabuhay!
Ryan Deuz J. Luzande
Head of Science Department
Learning Bliss, Singapore
hi!im melvin from san mateo rizal,how can i avail this cool obama shoes?is it available in any accel outlets nationwide?
Of course the Philippines can become one of the top world’s tourist destination if promoting it becomes a norm—not just doing it in “hiccups”. We really need to be like London, New York or Prague or Madrid to make our country stand out. There’s much to be done, especially in rural areas. However, rural tourism can be promoted too, just like in Spain and it has become a success. Spain enjoys around 63 million tourists a year. If we can just have 5 million tourists next year, that would really be an accomplishment. The Philippine media, no matter how they hate politicians must endeavour to promote our beautiful country by not being too negative.
i understand bout your respond to this email lloyd, and waht i can say is u did the right thing, but so far let me share bout me as a networker, i join not just for the money, its given that you will earn,but for my team its a vocation to help, we dont promise success in all of our meetings but we promise support and help… we even tell them that if you invest and doing nothing better not to do it..
my company right now has great products and consider ourselves as advertisers… remember der are 3 kinds of people in network marketing, the network builder, retailers, and consumers…
for me network marketing is one of the opportunity that is for all…..
try not to close your mind, understand everything.. ask question dont invest if ur not satisfiad and sure…….
if you have any question send me an email…email@example.com
im proud to be a networker….
I think that is very timely that government agencies such as BFAR is doing their best to give the Filipino families a choices or should I say a better, healthy & low cost alternatives. It is also the reason why I wrote an e-mail to the Director of BFAR, Mr. Malcolm I. Sarmiento, to ask for assistance in providing infomation to OFW’s like me here in Abu Dhabi, UAE. We would like to include “Fish Processing” as well in our monthly seminar / livelihood training. The information may include lecture & instructional materials for making “Fish Condo” , “Spanish Sardines” & several other projects which may give us (OFW’s) ideas on what to do if we are to be affected by the massive termination of workers here. The materials could be in video or pictures that can be presented thru powerpoint .
I am hoping that your agency will not deny us this simple request that would someday might change our lives…
Thank you & more power…
Hi Mr. Belonio,
Congratulations for this achievement. I am interested in buying one of these. May I know how I can purchase it or at least how I can contact you for the details?
Wow!! very exciting, for The Dolloso family and the phillipino community as a whole, put them on the map Felino.
Love to see Felino Dolloso in a Filipino movie!!!
Marunong ba siyang mag-tagalog.
Kahawig ni FPJ nung bata pa siya.
for information about where you can buy the stove, pls contact lucio larano of green appropriate technology in iloilo city. his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. mobile no. +639196648315.
Looks like a promising Filipino talent!
Is he fluent in Tagalog and English.
Felino Dolloso – got a good ring to it!
Hope to see more of him, please keep us informed.
isang patunay ang inyong imbensyon na magaling at matalino ang mga pinoy,sana maging magandang halimbawa sa ating mga kababayan ang isang katulad nyo.mabuhay kayo mr aguilar,saludo ako sa inyo!
I am very proud being a Filipino for there are still people who brings glory and honor for the philppines.My name is jeff studying nautical in southwestern university in cebu phils. a medical school in cebu. the reason why I visit this website inorder to ask for help. I have a problem in my memory that sometimes I always forgot to where I put my things.For me its not normal because even my parents, classmates, friends observed my behavior.I can immediately forgot the things that i have in my hand and put it in a safe place but then a little while i already forgot whre i placed that matter. something that I CAN’T EXPLAIN TO MYSELF WHY IT HAPPENS TO ME. I even read pschology book to find the answer. And I lost hope already, others told me my mind is dull, others im already old like 80 years old. and it hurts me a lot because i can immediately catch up the lesson but in terms of things that i hold very impossible to remember, it’s like that all my memories were vanished just a second.It’s hard to explain this kind of problem.that’s why I really want your help, Maybe the psychiatrist can help me.I beg you i don’t want to suffer this kind of problem. help me…what can you say about this pls response to this website so that I WOULD KNOW IM STILL 18 BUT NOW I’M ALREADY SUFFERING.
first of all i would like to say a big congradulation to you………. you have prooved that nothing is impossible, i am sure you will be an inspirer of every hearts of aviator..once again a big hatsoff to you……….
Felino Dolloso is represented by brockmanagement.com.au
Do you know if Felino Dolloso is doing other films in America or Philippines in the future?
I have worked with Felino as his Stage Manager in a play in Sydney. He’s dedicated, talent, and has a great work ethic. Felino is not just a great Filipino actor – he is a great actor full stop. All the best, Felino.
My father is a Pakistani & my mother is a Filipino, having my Dual citizenship, I am proud to be PINOY . I speaks tagalog and Ilokano , although I am now in class 9th studying in Pakistan , being a PINOY at the age of 14 , I am a Software maker. I want to finishe my 4th year in Philippines to enjoy my last Highschool days. Philippines the best place to stay , I loved to be PINOY!
Felino is an amazing actor, and will surely make everyone proud of his achievements in the acting industry here in Australia and abroad.
A dedicated, generous excellent actor.
Felino my man !! Finally you are going to reach the “Holywood Big Screen”. Time to break the box office and show me “THE MONEEEEEEEEEEEEEY” !!!
All the best !!!
Seve Perez is a child who was diagnosed with cancer (leukemia) while he was 2 years old. Now, he is training to be a fighter. This is a true story. I am forwarding this message to everyone so you guys can help this organization called Project Brave kids. Just go to this site to know how you can help in your own way. I forwarded this message and this is my way of helping- Spreading the message so people who can help will be aware.
“pag nakasakay ka na ng jeep, makaka-relate ka dito sa mga busina nila! lol!”
Indeed. Better late than never. Learning a major language must always be part of the government’s initiative. I’ve lived in Spain for almost three decades.
Here in Spain, many Spanish kids go to the Uk to learn English and they spend a fortune just to learn it. Sadly, the officials in the education sector had made a big mistake not making English as the medium of instruction when in fact, our country was doing quite well when English was the medium of instruction. I tutor privately to Chinese kids but because I do not speak Mandarin, I am still able to teach them English since the Chinese kids are Spanish speakers. I hope our government will now take things seriously regarding the immportance of English and other major language as a tool for a good career move. Shame they didn’t realise that problem early enough. But Filipinos can catch up quickly enough. Filipinos are known for their intelligence, patience, and subtlety.
Can you tell me please, if there are coffee seedling of nestle coffee quality sold in Iloilo and is there siminars for coffee farming in this province, Do you know the location / address of Nescafe buying station in Iloilo
For goodness sakes, let’s not lose this opportunity. What’s ABS-CBN or Star Productions doing? Sign him up! This Felino Dolloso seems to be a fine Actor and Talent and could well be a good representative for the Pilipino Film Industry to compete in the International arena. Just like back in the Golden Years of the Pilipino Cinema. Good News Pilipinas please pass this on.
The efforts to rehabilitate denuded forests in the Philipipines is fantastic. We are now beginning to realise that trees are equally important as people’s lives . This not only helps to redress the lack of natural aura found in some developing towns but these trees will boost the beauty and appreciation of the Philippines so blessed with natural resources as well as the timeliness of people’s efforts to make it a worthwhile place to see and visit. How I would love to see acacia trees back in main avenues and thoroughfares too. I plan to visit my beloved country and hopefully make a “hitlist” of the places to visit. I am sure I will be guaranteed of a wonderful stay. Mabuhay Filipinas!!!
Congratulations to you, Randy! What a great achievement for someone so young. Well, well, well, perhaps you can teach all of us Filipinos what you do to be such a high-achiever in this cut-throat business. Keep it up and may you have many more wonderful and memorable ideas that people can read, share and enjoy—worldwide. Mabuhay, Senor Gener y enhora buena !!!
Congrats Mr. Belonio! Praise God for giving you such great talent and heart for helping the poor in our country. I’d like to buy purchase one so I can send it to my province. We have tons of rice hull there gone to waste.
Is this available in MetroManila? Thanks.
thanks. it gives me hope. God bless po!
Keep on writing. You have many things to share.
What a clever, clever idea! Oh, my goodness, how come this jeep-sea boat is not in the news when we are more than 7,000 islands? Has this technology been featured on CNN? I mean, where’s thebig publicity? I, for one, didn’t know about it until I began browsing through many of the articles this site provides. We Filipinos really need to publicise more, internationally, that is, about our home-grown latest innovations! Somehow, we are allowing quiet publicity more than shouting to the world that yes, we have fantastic innovations, but very little is known about them…Why? Are we so low-key or embarrassed to blow our own country’s trumpet? Come on guys, let’s beat our chests together and shout, “We’re not so bad. We can do things better than previously thought possible. Mabuhay!
can i ask what is your right school address?
cause i want to join my 3 years old daughter to
your good school. pls email me back
thanks a lot!
Well Done mate!
Live the Dream!!!!!!
good day,i was hoping you could give me an advise as what to do to be able to marry an american citizen..i was previously married but separated for almost 14 years now.i believe i found the right man for me and whom i believe the person that i want to be with and get old..the only problem is,we really dont have an idea what to do right now..i hope you can give us an advise..
i’m part of this big star!! hehe
This Article is very good and is more informative.
Internet marketing is an important tool for any website owner. This should be used in a responsible manner, in order to get better results.
Just a few corrections: the mall opened in December 2008; the Mindanao Business Conference was held in August 2008 and the Jaycee National Convention was held October 2008.
This article was written in 2008 and “this year” in the article refers to 2008. thanks.
Mabuhay, Ben Cabrera! What a great idea to have that unique museum up north. I love going to museums since I live in Europe, and hopefully, when I visit my country, I will include it in my “hitlist” of places to go. Oh, sooooo many wonderful places to visit and enjoy. I hope I’d still have the energy to cover all the new ones. I am looking forward to my visit there, God willing. I’ve traveled to many great European cities but I am sure our country has more than enough places and things to offer. Cheers to BenCab and congratulations!!!
Wow! I will surely visit this one when we travel by the north Luzon! You’re the man, BenCab!
I hope Junyee will also setup his own at Makiling. Hehe.
The “I am a Filipino” by Carlos P. Romulo is one of the pieces that encapsulates who the Filipinos really are! Carlos P. Romulo himself was the first Filipino Secretary General of the United Nations ever. He was fondly called “Mr. United Nations.” If we absorb the piece “I am a Filipino,” we will see for ourselves the duty and responsibility handed over to us to rise above poverty and corruption plaguing our country.
I am proud to be a Filipino! And I hope and pray that I can do something individually or collectively to put a stop to poverty and corruption!
Mabuhay tayong mga Filipino!
EXEQUEL “KIEL” P. ABAD SANTOS
Angeles City, Pampanga
The teaming up of Lea Salonga with Julio Iglesias is terrific news and I am proud of it and so I hope all the Filipinos. We are finally getting there aren’t we? I’ll give credit to Lea for starting it seems to me the recognition of Filipino talents worlwide. I am also proud of the individual talent and achievements of Lani Misalucha, Charice and Arnel Pineda and of course the others who have proudly represented the Philippines worldwide.
I will be very proud to own the CD that features Lea with Julio Iglesias.
Does anyone have any informaion when is Romantic Classics will be availabe? Will it also include the Taglsih version of “CrazY”? I will appreciate the information.
Mabuhay ang Filipino!
I guess our conductor was the first filipino conductor to get that award. The only thing was that it was APEC Busan International Choral Competition last 2005. It’s the same competition, actually. PNU Chorale member here.
Congratulations Jessica! You’re exceptional and an inspiration to mankind. God bless!
great oratorical piece. Carlos “Mr. Philippines” Romulo is a great statesman.
Great write up! Thank you taking the time and effort writting about me, Ms. Salterio. Just a few cliarifications about the information you received from your source. Contrary to what has been said, I began flexing my vocals three months before I started singing professionally. When I was eight, I sang one song in my Dad’s band, without any practice from my end. As shy as I was, it was an unexpected call from him for me up on stage! I developed stage fright because of that incident. Surely Dad meant well Secondly, it would have been a helpful experience if I did sing in my Dad’s band in my teens, but that never happened. When I joined the choir, it was a short-lived, nine-month experience which I enjoyed. Should you need more information, please don’t hesitate to contact me at your convenience. Once again, maraming salamat, Ms. Salterio.
Congratulations to SMART for having won the first ever Green Mobile Award in Barcelona Spain. Sadly I wasn’t able to make the trip to Barcelona for personal reasons to see the trade fair there and it’s only an hour and a half to fly from Malaga. However, it’s really nice to know that this Filipino company has won among the many countless companies that have been nominated. Still, the mere fact that a Philippine company has made it all the way to the finals and clinch the award is something for everyone to rejoice. Mabuhay to the country, its people and of course Smart.
Better late than never—as we always say afterwards. But hey, isn’t it great that at last, there is a resolve to finally put their heads together and clean up the Pasig river, which, for decades, has become not just a danger to humanfolk, but a national embarrassment. For something as so important as the Pasig river, no one has really really made it his/her business to do something about it. I’ve seen the many YouTube videos of the Pasig river and it is a constant reminder to everyone in our country to feel a yearning to see it cleaned up, once and for all, with everybody in the public and private sector as well as the media joining in. I myself, love rivers. My husband and I, all through our years of travels, have done the River Seine (Paris), Thames River (London) Rio Guadalquivir (Sevilla, Spain) Potomac River (Washington D.C.) and of course, the River Danube in Budapest, Hungary. It is a wonderful feeling to take the ferry down these rivers I just mentioned. Once that dear ol’ Pasig River is back to its very best, and I mean, very, very best, I’ll be the first on queue to take the ferry, along with a whole bunch of river lovers. Rivers are soothers of soul, the mind, the spirit. We seem to have forgotten that a river is also a source or economy. I shall keep my fingers crossed and say, good luck to all those who have finally decided to clean it up. Mabuhay!!!
Hi, Alex Nino, at least now I know the man behind those creative, imaginative, fantastic drawings. Let me confess to you now that I was a regular Bulaklak reader in my younger days!!! My goodness, those drawings you made always made me buy more Bulaklak comics. My Tagalog also improved a lot from reading your comics. Thank you, Alex, God bless you and your talent!
I have a 16 inch by 10 inch colored poster of what a trashy looking city with a filthy river looks like and right next to it (on the same poster), a beautiful city with a clean river that I have been distributing to grade schools in RP over the past 2-3 years. I have spent over $200 of my $ doing so but I now need help to have them printed (in color) and distributed to ALL the schools in RP. Will you put me in touch with any organization that could help. A picture is better than a 1000 words and this poster is reall great. Please let me know since if it was put up in all the schools (particularly in the grade schools) and teach the children how clean Manila and the Pasig \could be,\ it would truly be wonderful. PLEASE HELP ME DO THIS. I don’t know how to contact the Pasig project or any other that may be interested (e.g., PRRC, DENR and ABS-CBN Foundation–AFI). Thank you.
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Honoring a Filipino farmer:
What a truly marvelous story to read and behold! It just shows that regardless of his lack of formall education, this gentleman can see beyond the vital grain of livelihood. But, why the emphasis on his lack of formal education? It shows that Tay is an indigenous GENIUS! He epitomises the natural talent of the Filipinos. Sometimes we need to take note that natural intelligence is more important than a four-year college/university education. I mean, I have a university degree, but I wouldn’t dream of inventing or tackling something like what Tay had done…I am stupid in many ways and i wil never be like him. He is one of my idols now. he has taught every Filipino that one doesn’t have to have that piece of paper to succeed in corporate life. Just brainpower. Tay, here’s to you, dear Farmer of the World!!! Mabuhay and God bless you always!
I speak about Tay in the present tense because in my heart and mind, he is alive and kicking, telling us all to be creative and inventive in our way of life. God bless you, Tay…You are a true champion of all Filipinos, young and old. You will not be forgotten. I will now be the first to suggest to create a monument on your behalf, to remind everyone that you had done something extraordinarily important not just for the Philppines and its people, but for the entire world.
hope someone will make a movie regarding this article. It will be a universal one and will compete for Oscars.
Just my wish!
o goodness! meron na pala… good luck and congrats to people who make the movie came true…
my apology did not finish reading b4 making comment.
Very timely due to the global financial crisis. A multitude of people already lost their jobs, people should focus on self-employment.
Check out The YES movie at http://www.TheYESmovie.com by Louis Lautman. A rich source of entrepreneurial info.
Wow nice article. I honestly don’t know much about Vigan until today that I read your post. I am a Filipino at heart but seldom visit our country.
It is nice to read informative articles like this.
hi wala pa kayo branch d2 sa davao malyo kc sa manila and cebu, but im willing to relocate…
She will be the 3rd Filipina to win Miss Universe in Bahamas this August 2009!
hi frank, may i know what PNU stands for?? sorry to have asked.. thank you!!
It was one October morning six years back when a colleague introduced me to an Ilonggo farmer. His name was Gipo Sasi. I called him tay Gipo. We were trying to persuade him to speak in front of young minds in the local school science camp. The local teacher asked us to input on rice breeding. We don’t have anybody on mind except a farmer. Tay Gipo was the most qualified authority to speak on Rice Breeding. Tay Gipo was quite hesitant… I was told that he doesn’t talk much in front of the public. But because, its children, he granted our request. He was introduced by the School Principal as the Local Hero of the rice farmers. He was a hit! He didn’t had a lengthy talk. He just invited the children to visit his farm which was just a hundred meters away from the school. It was the first time that I saw children flocking an old man like a pop idol. I smiled and thought, there is still hope for the Philippines because there is still enthusiasm among the young.
Everytime I got a chance to visit his field, I am always shown with some innovations. One time, he showed me the new variety he developed called GIFTS (short for Genetically Improved Farmers Technology on Seeds). Then the next visit, he showed me an improvised light trap (i say it was a better and more practical design) than the light traps being promoted. It was knowledge learned from the schools without walls, from the university called life, from keen observation of environment.
When he was invited in Svalbard to speak about his experience, he nearly turned down the invitation because he does not have a birth certificate because his papers got burned during the war. But the universe conspire, a visa was granted almost the last minute. We have to cram to buy him something because his outfit is not ‘cold’ enough to weather the sub-zero temp of Svalbard, ensure that his stuff would not get lost or he would not get lost on his way back.
Reading the speech that he personally wrote, I have to admire the simple story of a man who was one of the most unassuming persons I’ve met. Here is a man who’s been doing, living what governments and bureaucrats spent decades arguing, debating, agreeing. His message was very simple – the diversity is at the farmers’ fields. When the world’s attention has been focused on the frozen bank, you hoped that equal attention should be given to the source of all diversity. To sum it all: “Do not forget the farmers”.
I felt sorry for not being able to visit you Tay when your health started to fail. But maybe that is one fact of life. Like seeds, we grow, we spread, we transform into other forms…
Rest assured that other farmers will continue your legacy. They will nurture Bordagol and GIFTS because for as long as the seeds remain on farmers’ hands, your legacy lives on.
Padayon lang tay… kita lang ta usab.
Very inspiring article.
It’s great that there are now organizations in the Philippines that try to answer the challenge of poverty and the lack of basic education for poor children. Please share this positive news to the rest of RP so that programs like this can be replicated. Good and positive news of generosity among ordinary people for the poor are so powerful and inspirational. They empower people to action. Great job Manila Bulletin
!!! Show case the various good deeds of Filipinos in RP, so those of us hyphenated Pinoys will continue to be inspired to help out in our own way.
Anyone heard of Paymanila.com?
Thanks for the comment on the article….I just quoted the Minister when he mentioned his education but I didn’t find it offensive, it just showed Filipinos ingenuity…
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hav a gud day!
Wooooo! GO ANGELINE AND GERALDINE BANIQUED.
The school will miss you if you graduated na
Indeed, Tay is sorely missed. We need another three million Tays in the Philippines. What a shame he is not recognised as a proper Folk Hero. Isn’t it time to remind all schoolchildren and adults that it’s not only Pacman who needs world attention on a regular basis? As I said, Tay deserves a bust or a monument on his behalf. Hill
inspiring. we need people like him in these modern time. indeed a hero.
Although not an original idea since London and other European countries are doing it, this idea of Metrorail making our children as well as commuters appreciate reading indegenous Filipino works is a wonderful thing. After all, how many of us Filipinos can proudly quote directly from our famous writers/poets? I plead guilty and I am ashamed to admit that I couldn’t anymore remember quotations from Jose Rizal! Still, if this is now rectified and with Metrorail being in the forefront of this literary nationalism, then let’s all rejoice. We really need that kind of idealism to inspire us all to do the best we can—in any endeavour.
Indeed this is very inspiring and empowering. I have no doubts that there are countless like him in RP who are doing good deeds quietly and anonymously. We are a great people, generous, hardworking, gifted with a sense of humor, flexible, kind and understanding.
Thanks for the this article. It really warms the heart. Sure, Tay is a hero. i am planning to write a story already about him in honor of this man. a story of a man who saved the world by his simplicity and passion for life and nature. Thanks indeed…this news brings so much joy and hope.
Hi, GNP Team!
Warm greetings from Spain. Congratulations on being nominated on the 11th Philippine Web Awards. Your tiring efforts and determination have really made your website a genuine success. You may have noticed that I am one of the countless Filipinos joining your very informative and fact-based site. Thank you for having conceived of and made it a worthy site to visit.
Also, I hope in the future, you will have a section or category only for Filipino Inventors: their names, their inventions, their work, and number them so readers can easily spot their remarkable work. For example, I had no idea that it was a Filipino inventor called Mr del Mundo who invented the moon buggy, used by the US Austronauts and to this day has revolved into the modern buggy used worldwide today.
Please, let’s have a complete list or updated version of all Filipino Inventors/Scientists who have made their mark but unrecognized abroad or worldwide. Time to make them true Filipino Icons.
Mabuhay to you and all!
Having lived in Europe for almost three decades with my British husband, I am not surprised when a travel writer from the UK who writes for the Daily Mail gets a pleasant shock when they visit our beloved Philippines. Daily Mail is a Conservative and a conservative paper, and for a writer who from the UK whod’ come and feature the things he never thought existed in our gorgeous country isn’t surprising. Once you get the hang of reading British daily papers, you’d just give up, especially when they usually write only the negative, downtrodden things that happen there. Can we blame them? Of course not? Who should we blame then? You and i know the answer to that one.
Every other Filipino who doesn’t realise the thousand and one opportunities that our country has to offer, and of course, our very own Philippine Media—not all, mind you, but yes, they have contributed an awful lot to the negative perception of our country. However, it is not late to rectify and improve our country’s image. We can fight back and feature all our heroes, our inventors, our sportsmen/women, our music, our singers, musicians, dancers, beauty queens, orators, high-powered educators, executives, technology innovators, our new infrastructure, the countless development up and down the country, our new spanking international airports, our new roads and bridges, superhighways, our indigenous trees, flowers, plants, our talented school kids and high school kids who are sent abroad to represent our country in science, technology, singing, dancing competitions. Our new inventors in farming, in telecoms, of course our brave seamen and seawomen. What about our great institutions? We’ve got plenty and we can advertise them and shout to the world that hey, we’ve got fantastic institutions, one even older than Harvard university, we’ve got AIM, we’ve got lyricists and composers, film directors, our world famous artists, painters, sculptors.
How do we do such a huge task? Simple: let’s just keep reminding our schoolchildren up and down the archipelago. Impose on the teachers and educators that we have great talent, great people and that we should not lose hope. Leave the Philippines? Naaahhh. When I left three decades ago, it was a totally different ball game. Fast foward 21st century, oh, boy, I envy you guys for living there. Live the dream right in our country…..there will be NO regrets.
God bless and Mabuhay to all readers and commenters.
I don’t really understand making a big fuzz over this, okay so mcdonalds are hiring for 15$/hour but did the government ever considered as to which part of canada they are bringing this people? NO! i live in canada and the weather is not that good especially during winter and i am in the southern part of ontario which is toronto and the heck mcdonald’s will pay 15$/hour LOL it is all minimum wage. my point here is that these provinces in canada has it’s own weather and i pity the OFW’s going there. if you can keep it warm when the windchill are at -40 degrees celsius then i salute you.
I am really happy and grateful that GNP was developed. It is a wonderful site to showcase the various talents, achievements and contributions our people have given to the world, yes, to the world (recall the piece on A Day Without Filipinos).
Hi. Id like to inquire – are you in need of call center agents? Im interested to work part-time in convergy’s. Im living in Quezon City. Hopw to hear from you. Thanks
“Happy Feet” – I had no idea that this ubiquitous “bakya” —I mean, the modern version—originated there, including the name brand itself. I thought it was of European origin.
Still, on the topic of “bakya”, I was part and parcel of the “bakya crowd” —and very proud of it, too. In the 70′s, many “posh Filipinos” wouldn’t admit to listening to or buying Filipino-made songs. I always wondered why. The mentality was that if you didn’t admire Filipino singers or buy their records, then you didn’t belong to the “bakya crowd”! Silly, right? My officemates and I would catch a jeepney upto Buendia Ave extension, then catch the bus to Manila and walk all the way to Ermita and Malate just to listen to our favourite singers , jazz bands, crooners, balladeers. What a night we would have! I am still a big, big fan of Basil Valdez—how is he? Does he still sing? I play his casssette to this day—the last time I was there was 12 years ago and CD’s were few and far between. OH, how I miss those days when we’d look forward to Fridays then go to gigs and concerts by Filipino top talent. If I am “bakya” so be it. Mabuhay to all!!!
this is something to celebrate once more. this years honorees for the ny times esol teacher award 2009 are two filipino teachers. they are nestor tebio of catholic charities/hanac program and rose pareno of hostos community college. pinoy teachers are truly making a mark in this city that never sleeps! mabuhay!
Wow!Wow!Wow! another worldclass Filipino Pianist.
I t hink I am running out of adjectives, GNP. I mean, there are just too many Filipinos to congratulate in this site. Am I complaining about the countless extremely talented Filipinos? Nope. I am complaining because what can I say but bow to Jovanni-Rey de Pedro. I am lost for words for the number of national and international awards bestowed to this young man. Congratulations, young man, for making us all very very proud. Keep playing, and the world will sit up and take notice. God bless you and Mabuhay, kapwa-Filipino.
hi! coming from laguna can anyone advice me the easiest route to take going to naia terminal 3? thank so much
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It”s nice to know that other countries also interested in our language. Maganda naman kasing pag-aralan at gamitin ang wikang Pinoy…Salamat po.
What a great wonder you are! Your exceptional ability is a challenge to all mankind. Indeed, with God’s infinite wisdom and blessings, physical deformity is not a hindrance to an unimaginable achievement in life.
Most of all you brought so much pride to us Filipinos!
Take care and God bless!
Living in the Netherlands, it’s so elating to hear that my home country, the Philippines is the first nation to hold such biggest rally against illegal drug, thereby officially made it to the Guinness World Book of Records. But what honor does this brings to the Filipino people if the sincere and honest Marine Maj. Ferdinand Marcelino, chief of the Special Enforcement Service of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), has experienced being bribed by smugglers, politicians and drug dealers so as to forego the case of the rich “Alabang Boys” who were arrested by the PDEA in buy-bust operations in Muntinlupa and Quezon City in September last year. The drug charges against them were dismissed by the justice department last December. Sad to say that majority of the Filipinos by nature are God-fearing people but overshadowed by powerful politicians manipulating the Philippine poor justice system.
It would be a real honor indeed, if another biggest rally be held against corrupt prosecutors and higher officials unfit to lead the Filipino people, unmindful for the common good of the citizens especially the future of the children. These corrupt public officials are there for their vested interest only.
Hmmm….lekker (delicious) sardines!
Successful business has its own humble beginning to tell which is very inspirational. I wish Michael Cases’ products will find its way to Filipino stores here in Europe.
Philippine Normal University (PNU) Chorale
Dear Mr Luna
We are interested to hook up with you for “wealth sources”. for the youth. We have American business partners who are in Manila developing the Philippine market for nutritionals.
We would like to know how we could meet and discuss with you business details so we can help the youth earn for themselves and their families.
We would like to invite you to our partners’ condominium in Makati for a business feasibililty meeting. Let’s work out a schedule.
You may also reach me thru 0927 794 0245 or 828 9363.
Thank you very much.
Anne Marie Zablan
I LikE to hAvE cAMp R0cK pArt 2
I haVe fUn whiLe wAtChinG iT
…..LuV yAh GuYzS…..
This is just to congratulate my co-pinoys in their field of musical performance. You deserve it. Keep up your good work. You’re a valuable asset in our country and you make us now known to the world — by putting us in the world map.
Felicidades! Felicitacions! I am with you in the spirit of prayer. Mark Escobar, cs
It seems there’s no stopping for your great success, Charice! Congratulations!
I just hope that when you reach at the top, you also think the aspiring Filipinos especially the children who just like you and those celebrity people who helped you like Oprah, Celine and others, also had gone through the adversities in life. After all, real success can be felt if you also make other people happy. Kindness is contagious!
The title should be changed because it’s misleading and exaggerated. Charice isn’t “starring” in the film. She will just be featured.
big or small role, as a newcomer it’s really a big achievement to be a part of this movie, so congratz Charice! I’ll be watching chipmunks for the first time because of you.
LA SALLE COLLEGE BACOLOD CITY CLASS 64/68 CONGRATULATES EVERYONE THAT MADE UP THE “WORLDS BIGGEST HUMAN LA SALLIAN STAR!!!!!!!!!!!!
ANIMO LA SALLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
“Starring” and “stars in” are two different things. Please check your English first before squealing!
This is a strong indication on the potential of the Philippines as a great tourism site. To see local and foreign parties invest in infrastructures in this industry should make people think also on doing the same thing.
explore. experience. enjoy. Philippines.
J got owned
we salute you sir for your honesty and integrety…mabuhay kayo!!
woah. i can’t believe that charice will play a role in a&tc. but to be honest, i just hate it and idk why. lots of my friends loves a&tc and when they’ve heard that charice will be featured, they seemed to hate it. oh well, i just wish her goodluck.
Great news for this 2009…
We want to seek for your support on having a Representative for Our Athletes. We know how hard you work to enhance and train our athletes. We want to solidify your works by laws so that we can nourish more, most especially the less fortunates. we have a pool, we just need to give them a chance.. hope for your kind considerations. Just like You, we just want to Really Help Our Youths, Our Athletes, to grow and capture what we all wanted.. THE GOLD. Thank You very much!! GOD BLESS! and More Power to All of You…
bakit kailang mamatay muna ang isang tao bago makita o malaman ang nagawa nya para sa bayan?
bakit nung siya pa ay nabubuhay hindi iginawad sa kanya ito?
ang dami pang pinoy na nabubuhay na nagbigay saya at karangalan sa bansa at hind binibigyan ng karangalan na matagal ng dapat ibinigay.
will wait for them to die then give them due recognition??
what a shame!!!!!
hope its for real! i observed that koreans think that filipinos are 2nd class citizens in our country. hopefuly when they hire english tutors, they will hire people who are realy qualified. because i am victim of this people.WHWEHEW!~
For a hightech company well-known for it’s innovation it puzzles my mind why Intel doesn’t invest in clean efficient energy technologies like solar and wind power to solve their high power cost with respect to their operations. Bot these alternative forms of energy have already matured to the point that one can build grid-scale powerplants. And considering that Sunpower, American owned and one of the best solar panel producers in the world has a factory there in Laguna makes it even more ironic.
pang world class pala ang beauty ng isang kristine hermosa kaso hindi marunong maghandle ng talents ang abs-cbn sa kanya she deserve a good project halata naman tinitipid mga projects ya kasi di siya one of favorites ng mga big bosses ng abs mas binibigyan at inuuna pa nila ang mga manok nila malayu pa mararating ng isang kristine hermosa kung marunong lang maghandle at magbigay ng magandang projects kay kristine hermosa
Your point on practicality without sacrificing coffee pleasure is well taken. Indeed, 3-in-1 tastes like diluted rust in a cup, haha! Let’s feel guilt-free sipping our brew.
Nice post =)
Would you have the website of ACE Global? Thanks!
This is really awesome. It’s great to hear that lots of Filipino who continue to make us proud being Pinoy. Keep it up and congratulations. Two thumbs up.
Wow, this is awesome. Congratulations Sam, you really made Filipinos proud. Keep it up and God bless always.
Pinoy really has a passion in many ways. Feel free to check our site and get listed at Pinoy Music Talents, let’s all Support Local Talents and be recognized.
Kristine ur the best talaga!!!!
Filipino innovations were never in question to begin with. To take it to this next step is i believe a major undertaking that i certainly hope got everybody’s attention. I’ve always asked myself Bakit hindi PINOY? I guess here’s an answer that i’ve longed for.
I know it’s too immature to mention Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mr. Dell in the same breath as Messers Quebengco, Ruiz, Gonzales and all those who have worked behind the scenes for this cinderella project, but with the entire country pulling for you, i’m pretty certain that this undertaking will go a long way. i would to keep track of this two gutsy companies. Contact people will be very much appreciated….Fernando FED Flores
Great piece, Mr. Tiongson. It reminds me of a book I just read lately, entitled: Rich Brother, Rich Sister, by Robert Kiyosaki and his sister Emi.Na
My deepest and personal thanks for your comment. When i read \Built to Last\ in 2001, it started me on a journey of asking that same question, Why not the Philippines? Why not Filipinos? Finally in 2007, i saw the opportunity of penetrating a new and unchartered industry, which is the LCD iTV. From there, i have assembled the best and the brightest Filipinos with the Biggest Hearts and Passion. WE WILL NOT STOP UNTIL WE HAVE CREATED A FILIPINO GLOBAL BRAND MADE AND MANUFACTURED IN THE PHILIPPINES.
Wow! galing ah! A Pinoy is always a great talent!
PILIPINAS, PANALO SA LAHAT NG BAGAY, BASTA’T ANG MGA MAMAMAYAN AY TYLONG TULONG PATUNGO SA POSITIBONG PAGBABAGO.
PILIPINAS, NARARAPAT NA IKARANGAL AT ISULONG.
PILIPINAS, ISANG BANSANG NARARAPAT NA PATUNGUHAN, AT MULING BALIKAN.
sounds familiar… almost similar to what camella homes metropolis alabang did to me!
hi! i’m a graduating student this 2009, tourism student here… i’m interested with the program of DOT regarding professional tour guides, is there any way to contact the DOT for this? can your give me the contact info? thanks! =)
i would just like to know where to enroll.pls if there’s an information like this,include also the place where to go,contact nos. or website.thank you .more power
Gud day Sir Jojo. I would like to know if the plan of Gaisano to build a mall in our city will push through and when will be the start of construction? Thanks and God bless City Tourism Office.
finally my god its air wahahahaha a very very long waiting ive got almost my grand children i thougt it wont open.
I am thankful to see taxicabs outside the terminal. But I was very much disappointed upon reaching the line.., Taxicabs was not observing their line on each passenger. They are there just waiting for passengers who will agree with their price. Security officers on that area were useless. It was supposed to be expected that It was also their duty to list down this unscrupulous taxis and report it to the management.
May I suggest to remove your security agency holding in that area. Maybe they are just there receiving “lagay” from taxi drivers.
Lots and lots of talented Pinoys riders!
go philippines~> pinoy tau! XD
i hope jay would find a job soon or someone who would lend him money. hirap naman kung 200 na lang ang natitira.
why is it that cher’s days with morning’s at gma was not highlighted. Does it mean that she’s the type who don’t look back in her humble beginnings?
sana wag lang pang philippine record ang nabbreak niyo kundi asian and world records. kasi sobra mahal na ginagasta ng psc and poc senyo, wag lang pang southeast asia sana calibre niyo kundi pang olympics yung pwedeng manalo ng medals.
TryBPO is a new, boutique outsourcing company that just opened in Davao. We’re excited about the available, talented workers coming out of college and the fact that we seem to be “ahead of the curve” for outsourcing to Davao. We’re really excited about the prospects, as you’ve mentioned. Good post!
may mga nurses na ba nagwowork sa japan? musta naman dyan ang mga pinoy nurses? mahirap ba ang trabaho?
I sincerely salute to Trinidad Quintana. He shall be blessed.
Inspite of all the corruption, lies, deceit , and all the injustices being done by people in power , it is inherent to the lowly Filipino to return , whatever it is that doesn’t belong to him.
Thanks Norma. Appreciate the kind words.
I have watched Imbestigador last Saturday. GOOD JOB!!! Thank you for an immediate actions to my comment. I think I would rather extend my heartfelt appreciation to the entire crew of Imbestigador. But I hope this wasn’t for just a show or kind of entertainment…
Thank you also for that guy (NAIA spokeperson) for explaining and giving us hint on how to get a taxi. But I am not convinced to say that the terminal have nothing concern about those taxicabs waitng outside…(A sign of poor leadership. Just washing hands..) NO I do not agree… Those taxicabs are still WITHIN YOUR VICINITY. Please consider also other passengers who were not informed… There are still voltures roaming around… Why not enforce TOWING system? I think this will help prevent traffic on that area.
NAKAKATUWANG ISIPIN NA KAPAG PRIVATE VEHICLE ang nakaparada doon ay agad itong sinisita ng mga guards. Kayo mismo ang nagsabi na wala na kayo CONTROL sa lugar na yan. Bakit pinapaalis ng guards ninyo ang private vehicle??? I hope you consider my point… I am afraid BRIBE is creeping in that place.
I take my hat off Trinidad Quintana. But, why should he be described as “lowly Filipino”? What exactly do you mean by that, Fritz?
Lowly because he is “only” a bodyguard or lowly because you consider that job to be “downtrodden”? This is something we Filipinos need to remember: if we keep saying to ourselves we, as a people, in general, are “lowly”, then what chance do we have to be described otherwise?
It is time for us to TALK UP ourselves, instead of always looking down on ourselves. Time to educate our children the meaning of personal pride. For once, please let’s stop looking down on our people, or country for that matter. How many Thais or Indonesians look down on themselves? Or the Indians for that matter where 700Million of them still live in squalor and abject poverty?
It is really tiring to listen or read about people saying they are so “kawawa”. Hey, we’re not so bad as a people and country.
This is very very good news. Surely these are effects of globalization and we’re reaping the benefits despite all the corruption taking place in our country.
You can take the girl out of Iloilo City, but you can’t take Iloilo City out of the girl!
My dad is known as Iloilo City Basketball # 1 Referree and is known as “Digol” to his fans and compadres. I know he’s a little older now; but I love him so… this is Maritess, his daughter from Las Vegas, NV USA
My dad DIgol is a friend of Dr. Theresa Saldana Araneta.
So, where I buy DVDs that stars Sid Lucero and Emilio Garcia>
I mean, here in Vegas.
Hi to ACE and ZENTA companies .,I’m Geff,..I heard that you are hiring call center agents..I would like to apply there.Please give me some details about it …I’m very interested of your responses..please contact me on this number..09187775853.
Thank you very much….
Actually Manny and Oscar dela Hoya are both six division champion!
I concur, Michael Cho. You said it perfectly!!! Let’s now quietly tell “some” members of the local and national media to see that perspective. There are more pluses than minuses in our country and people, yet, no matter how you and I try to convince the cynics, it just seems to fall on deaf ears. I’ve been living in Europe for three decades and believe me, I am jealous of Filiipinos living in their own backyard. When I left three decades ago, there were hardly opportunities. Nowadays, there are thousands of opportunities. So, why leave our beautiful country? Europe has passed its sell-by-date. There is high record unemployment, there are no new things to see, there are too many illegals up and down this continent, there are many dissatisfied citizens whose only wish is to live in the Far East. There are hardly opportunities to be had here where I live, or in the UK—-many European countries have been living a lie after all: debts, debts, debts, unpaid mortgages. They have been living well beyond their means, and how!! Now, it’s all about simple survival. Fellow citizens, stay where you are and appreciate the beauty of our country and what it can offer each one of you. For once, forget about our politicos–they are the same here in Europe, or worldwide—some honest, some corrupt, some workaholics, some liars and some reliable. There is no such thing as a “perfect politician”–otherwise, we will never be able to move forward—and forward we would like to go—in our beautiful country. Mabuhay!
“I hope sa 2010 elections, magbago na ang takbo ng Pilipinas. ang laki ng potential ng Philippines e. have you seen their campaign? buti pa si Usec Ace. check nyo campaign ng dept of tourism — http://www.awesomephilippines.ph
Well said, Michael. I really admire how talented and brilliant Filipinos are. I am looking forward to the day, when each and every Filipino believes in their core that they can achieve anything they want as long as their willing to do what it takes, without submitting to corruption or “kapit sa patalim.”
GREETINGS! GUSTO PO NAMING MALAMAN KUNG ANG PRIMANILA PLANS.INC. AY AKTIBO PA? POLICY HOLDER PO ANG NANAY KO DUN PERO GUSTO NPO NYANG I WITHDRAW.
I want to apply the scholarship. How?
Hi, Im Ms. Hilda Gabat 28 years old and presently working here in abroad but im interested to have my own internet business cafe can you please help me or advice me about this business proposal. Thank you very much & God bless.
The Filipino diaspora needs to come home. Having seen the good in the countries they live in, they bring with them the moral strength necessary for change. Let’s be honest once and for all, we can’t change our nation if we live abroad. Change requires each of us working side-by-side, making the necessary sacrifice for nation-building. We can talk all we want but words fail in comparison to action. A lot of our best minds are abroad…so who do you think will seat in power? Not the best ones! We’ve helped build the economies of other nations. Tama na! Bansa naman natin ngayon.
Hi! Would like to ask if you can consider programs in Tanza, Cavite..I have a son to start his 3rd year Secondary and we are so interested to apply…
Thank you and God speed.
My parents got me an insurance last October 27,1958(date of issue).Policy #584300019 Filipinas Life Assurance Company (ayala life assurance company).
Thank you, Michael for that great piece. Indeed we are a gifted people, hard working, generous, funny, fun loving, but serious too.
UP !!!! for two great actress of Philippine Cinema
Congratulations to Miss April Love Jordan for bagging the crown! You make the country proud! You have been flooding China and Russia television with your international win. We hope to see this momentous occasion on national TV too. Paging GMA 7, ABS-CBN, CS 9, ABC 5, IBC 13, and all local cable.
paano po ako makakahiram ng capital ko para sa maka umpisa ako ng negosyo
I think as well, Caramoan in Bicol was featured in French Survivor.
Kaya malakas sa kanila ang Camarines Sur.
Dapat alagaan sila sa pagpunta sa CamSup at Palawan para mas lalo pa silang dumami.
There is still hope in the Philippines. Focus on the positives, drop those negatives!
hi.. there.. what are the qualification of a nurse or caregiver in entering the traning in japan or jpepa????
hello! Please advise po kung sino pwede ma-contact sa Primanila Plans Inc. (name and number). Fully Paid na Policy (01-009-0016-000257) ko pero wala na sumasagot sa Office number nila at wala na rin yata tao ang opisina nila. thanks!
Good day! I just want to ask if the sholarship could also be granted to those who do not have any latin honors but have an overall GPA that is qualified for suma or magna… Your immediate response will be highly appreciated. Thank you! God bless!
This article really made me teary-eyed. I have been hoping that someday, big companies in the Philippines would facilitate in the education of less-privileged-yet-highly-potential students.
Although, as far as I know, some companies have already been sponsoring scholars; yet, the divide that currently exists between most scholars’ graduation and employment is still a major concern .
I know people who were sponsored by other institutions throughout their university studies. However, after graduation, they were left all alone due to the lack of affiliation between the sponsors and employers. (Nevertheless, indeed, it’s already a great honor to be sponsored by. We all need to be grateful and diligent.)
However, I am ecstatic to know that DBP is partnering with other institutions to bridge this divide, and hopefully bring great success to all institutions involved.
gud day i am ask how can i apply to resort world sentosa?
congratz! pero tindi nakalaban mo for the orles, chin chin, alessandra nameron 2 movies sa acnnes film festival and pinky amador na veteran stage actress. whew!
roles i mean.
what time does this terminal opens?
The burgeoning of the tourism industry is just one of the positive effects of the deregulation of the airline industry. With the markedly lower domestic airfares due to increased competition from both foreign and domestic carriers coupled with the boom in BPO jobs, more and more local workers can now afford to go island hopping due partly to their higher spending power as compared to workers in other sectors. Nowadays it is no longer uncommon to find local workers travelling even to nearby Asian countries during long extended holidays.
while on a micro scale its good that some Filipinos will get jobs abroad, on a macro scale it’s frustrating that we again lost another opportunity to one of our Far East neighbours. This is doubly so because S’pore has no natural resource which makes them an ideal candidate for UA. Sentosa is a man-made island. They have no natural English speaking, singing and dancing talent to bring, no natural local evironment. Everything has to be constructed or imported. Yet it is they who landed the deal, and they who will ultimately benefit from the increased tourism traffic and all that it brings. We lost “Vegas” to Macau, now it looks like we will loose “Hollywood” as well. All because we are distracted and crippled by our corrupt politicians and government.
Our President has just signed the Tourism Act. At least, many of those involved in the tourism sector would now re-think a better strategy to persuade more local and foreign tourists to visit our vast archipelago and enjoy its grandeur to the full. However, judging from the comment above from Nirvam, he is making a very important point about the behaviour of guards manning the airports outside, and their “connivance” with some taxi drivers or taxi operators. This is always a bad bad thing at our airports—those unruly taxi drivers not following rules and regulations. How can we make them behave like professional drivers and stop them from flaunting the rules? These guys are giving our country a bad name because of their reckless, careless attitude. The officials of all our airports must now apply the law to these people if they really want to see increased tourist traffic. IDs must be issued for these taxi drivers to ensure safety and ease in hiring them without the hassle of being hassled and hustled. In London, all taxi drivers have IDs to enter the vicinity and they QUEUE—not jump the queue–in Europe the same thing: taxi drivers wait for their turn. HOw difficult is that for our Filipino drivers to follow that? And why do they have to insist on not puting on the meter? Issuing these drivers ID is the best way of making them behave. The trouble is, our own unelected politicians or assigned folks to run our airports are so engrossed in their own little world of politicking that they end up not doing their jobs properly. Let’s hope the signing of the Tourism Act doesn’t end up being turned into a laughing stock. As it is, the lack of professionalism in taxi drivers’ behaviour leaves much to be desired.
well you guys please send through my em,ail the e-mail add where i can send my resume please a respond will be highly appreciated thanks
Sir Jimmy is my teacher and I’m so proud of him! He’s truly a great writer and philosopher. He really deserves the award, a long overdue one, in fact. Congrats Sir Jimmy! Learned a lot from you!
Do you have an own website where I can see the assortiments ?
Dear Atty. Gurfinkel:
I am a widow and have a US Citizen son. My husband passed away before I received my Interview. Due to his death, I was denied a visa. I am waiting for humanitarian parole to care for my 80 yr old Mom In law and wants to see my son ( her grandson) for the first time before she dies? I just want to ask if how long after the result till interview? What happens next? How soon until I can leave? Is it a strong chance I will get the visa? Should I take my son? What papers my son needed if ever he can go with me?
Thank you very much
Very truly yours,
hope there’s 2nd round of audition
i hope there is a 2nd round of audition. thanks.
It will be a good news to have a Pinay MPP in BC it will be a pride for us herw, although I disagree with her politics. NDP’s are for unions, and they are way far to the left. They love to tax ,tax ,spend ,spend , spend.They spend more than the the tax being collected, locally ,provincial or Federal . Who is not proud to have someone elected just like us? I am, proud too, it’s just that I don’t don’t like their party, that’s all.
I know some of these kids from my training sessions in the MTG. Unfortunately I don’t qualify for the international competitions. But I’m still really proud of my classmates who make it to these top international math competitions abroad.
Mabuhay ka April Love Jordan! Isang tunay na ISKO ng PLM (Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila)
Mabuhay ka kapwa isko, Mabuhay si HESUS!
May I request for a little consieration to have another schedule of Audtion for Puppeteer. I am a puppeter with experience in Live show and Television (Talent Puppeteer and Wardrobe Consultant in Batibot for 7 Years) and have my own puppet Theater group Called “Kuyangs Puppet Theater”.
The said Auidtion was announced in TV over GMA7 and QTV in the Evening and obviously the time did not permit us to join the Audition. Please give us a chance to try.and show our talents and at the same time there is no Phone No. to contact only address.
Please Give us another schedule. You may contact me through my Mobile 09228030379 or direct line 6391401.
May I aslo ask for a driec email add so i may be able to send my resume.
Your responds is hilgly appreciated.
Great! everyday should be a celebration of Filipino achievement.
It’s about time an international organization recognizes one of the greatest Filipino writers of our times. I hope that this will expose his works to the rest of the world and expand his readership. Congratulations, Jimmy Abad! You make us very proud.
excellent! as a resident of salcedo village, this wonderful news is indeed a breath of fresh of air hope this ushers in more green programs for the city.
i hope theres another audition im gladly join in your team as a singer and dancer performer…. i have lots of experience in that kind of job coz before i was an entertainer in japan so i hope that i would join in your team.
hopefully and thankful.
I remember that Ronnie did some story boards on the early Batman Animated seies in the 1990s helmed by Paul Dini & Bruce Timm.
Didn’t think that Ronnie was Pinoy,thought that he was a Latino. It was a pleasant surprise.
ahm… i want to be the member of the writters of yours,,,,
i am 15 yrs old and i wrote a story about a superhero that have a very funny powers…i tittled it SUPER HUWAN…….Its a pinoy version of spiderman but it is good and every readers will laugh…..
im wondering where simple pinoys can buy green construction materials at affordables prices?is it only available for the rich? there is a company in my town where theybuild houses using insulated wallls etc..but they require that they only cater to clients who have a 1 million peso budget.philippines is such a hot country,to build a house using cement is no longer practical as it takes a lot of energy to cool the house.for simple people like me.where can we purchase green construction materials at an affordable prices?
Go for it, Joy!
congratulations april love.. filipinos and plmayers are so proud of you..
Please support this cause for the benefit of our kids. =)
GOOD DAY, PLEASE HELP ME ABOUT WHERE TO APPLY FOR SENTOSA UNIVESAL STUDIO OR SENTOSA CASINO . I WANT TO APPLY AS JUNIOR SOUS CHEF THIS IS MY EMAIL ADDRESS; email@example.com
thank you please help me
Is it final? I hope there’s another round of audition. i just found out today.
Anyway, if there will be a schedule for audtion pls send me an email. thanks
Amazing photo. Philippines great!
Here we go again!
Lets go La Salle!
I hope you still remember me. “Carlos Rocha’s educator wife” in your above article.
May I ask for your contact nos.? I need to ask you something asap.
Thanks and best regards.
I guess I really made a good choice of university education for my lovely daughters. UP and La Salle. They are very successful in their careers, young as they are.
For elementary and high school they were schooled at Christian Harvest Academy, a school using the School of Tomorrow Christian individualized instruction system. This is were they got their training in Christian leadership. I wanted to make sure they would know how to handle all the knowledge they were to take in and use they in ways that would please God. I was a teacher there for 10 years and School Principal for 9 years.
hi sir/madam i!am interested to audition for dancer i was inform about this yesterday and when i found out this is just for may 15 only..i hope there is another chance i!am a good dancer.. u can cantact me here 09157583060 thnx
How can I apply for the scholarship???
i didn’t know about these movies. But it is great that many Filipino movies concur foreign countries. these movies make us all proud.
PROUD TO BE PINOY!!
hi! Is there a second audition here in Manila? I would like to apply as dancer. I’ve the experience and trainings.
Im from Rogers, Minnesota. U.S.A.
I am going to marry a gal from the Philippines, we are getting married there so her Parents can witness the wedding. First I know I need to apply for some sort of visa that gives me permission to marry there and that takes 10 days?? How long is this visa good for. Can I come back 3-6 months later and the visa still be good?? Then how long of a wait can I expect before she can come back with me??
I am a OFW and i want concentrate here in the philippines and i am in taguig resident, i want to know much each of E-tricycle. pls. i need a reply on my email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi,, can we apply ONLINE?? anyone knows the website?? Thanks..
To whom it may concern,
I would like to apply and very much interested.
how can i apply?
i want to buy this magazine. but i don’t know where to buy..
can somebody help me. thanks
im also interested and would like to know how to apply.
This is exhilirating news! Congratulations Direk Brillante Mendoza and team!
I am based in Boracay Island so pardon my question, i was just wondering if this film was or will be shown in the Philippines? Perhaps, given the high acclaim, it must be shown with a grand premiere, if not in commercial cinemas, at least in select theaters nationwide.
Congratz po sir Junyee!
hi can i apply on line
This is yet another feat in the continuing purpose of our country in world events.
so nice.paano mag apply?i’m so really interested and available.willing to relocate.
“This is not just entertainment, these kinds of stories are real..” thus said Cannes Best-Director Awardee Brillante Mendoza of his creative work “Kinatay.” More than the accolades he received for his brilliant achievement, Mendoza should be commended for exposing a corrupt police SOP (standard operating practice) that dates back to the Marcos era and the dreaded MISG “torture boys.” The SOP of “stage-managing encounters with so-called criminal elements”(read, innocent civilians like the prostis, addicts, etc.) that end up being reported as “rape/salvage/rubout victims”are usually practice torture and “katay” sessions that test the mettle of these new police recruits on how they handle or numb their senses of the inherent blood and gore of their trade. For letting the “cat out of the bag,” congrats, Direk Dante!
This SOP actually is a built-in support method in aid of quarterly or annual performance evaluation that entails policemen due for promotion to engage in actual combat or encounters with criminals in fulfillment of the prerequisites of an established police quota system. Hence when these policemen cram for this requirement, they prey on innocent civilians by resorting to the following modus operandi: planting of evidence like marijuana sticks or shabu sachets; substitution of guns and ammo in so-called “hot-cars;” that is the standard “rubout” nowadays; and the gangland execution of cohorts in the underworld a la “Kuratong Baleleng” when the “bosses up there” order the “termination of their services” that is eventually reported as shootouts. Perhaps, our Direk Dante is planning a sequel for “Kinatay” in the tradition of the Godfather series. That would indeed be welcome news worthy of landing the pages of Rico’s “GoodNews Pilipinas! How about it Direk, Rico and of course our drumbeater, Ruben Nepales?
dear Sir Ricky,
I am high School graduate in Paranaque, I am one to interested to join your Scolarship award please help me how i join your project.
Correction: Jocelyn Enriquez’s \Do You Miss Me\ peaked at no. 49 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Charice’s \Note to G\ went as high as 4th 4 on US iTunes and second on US Amazon (not amazon.co.uk; it’s not available there).
Amazing story! I’m a filipino. I was born and raised in the Philippines. I’m currently residing in San Diego for almost 3 years now. I am planning to join the air force as enlisted. I have a appointment next week on the recruiter. I’ve always dreamed to become a pilot. You will be my inspiration Capt. Monessa Catancun!! I’m proud to be a filipino!
I’M SEARCHING FOR A JOB AND I’VE HEARD THEIR’S A JOB OPENING NEXT YEAR AT RESORT WORLD THAT’S WHY I’M INTERESTED TO APPLY THANKS. email@example.com
I’M ALSO INTERESTED TO WORK AT RESORTS WORLD I WOULD LIKE TO APPLY. HOW CAN I APPLY THANKS. firstname.lastname@example.org
ahm..first of all congratz sa inyong lahat.,specially to you rica daniella keep up the good work..and godbless..
congratz..rica daniella sapigao..
its time to give back to the community
let us not depend on our government to do all the work..
education is the only hope of this country!
question. can i nominate my daughter for this search?i always believe in her optimism and how she has inspired a lot of people despite her health condition. and through this we would be able to share to more people her blessings.
please advise. thanks
“Note” debuts at 44. I smell something fishy with these Billboard charts.
This is Bro Glenn from God is good in Iloilo. Wow! congratulations and to God be the glory! I know He is blessing you more and more. We are all proud of you! regards to your family.
I’m also interested for the job opening of your resort and i want to apply.. I’m hoping for your reply on how to apply. thanks.
We Pinoys are bursting with pride.Filipinos take pride in your achievement.Now, we have a PACQUIAO in the academia.Let this be an inspiration to all filipinos Mabuhay Ka.
I am also interested to apply, I’m an accountant here in phils. may I know how to apply, here’s my #639162556616
to whom it may concern,
i would like to apply in your company. would you please let me know on how to apply by sending me a mail on my email add? i am willing to send my resume on your good office.
your immediate response for this matter will be highly appreciated.
the place is verry nice and calm. far from disturbance. something like PARADISE…
i love it…
it was so great
Hit # 44 based on digital sales alone…
my parents got me an insurance last september 19 1971(date of issue). policy #71345429 Filipinas Life Insurance Company.(weekly premium receipt book).
gusto ko lang pong malaman kung ok pa ito?
it’s great that there is people out there protecting the coral reefs very cool
Make sure you also have web access to your own credit card account which you can monitor daily or whenever you go online, you’ll see any current charges so you won’t be surprise of any scrupolous charges.
I do this specially when I travel, so I can warn my credit card company of any situation.
kindly tell me when did the research beagan on this project.
thak you sir.
Hi, sir/ma’am, will there be an opening for a BS Marketing Graduate? I hope there will be vacancies for corporate executives. Thank you.
Why was this not released in the Phils.?
My attention was called when i heard that your company is now in need of new call center agents..I would like to apply and serve your company..i assure you my good communication skills and obtained confidence..i am willing to udergo trainings and be assigned to a night shift.
i wish to hear your response. you can contact me at my number 09092914895..
thank you very much….
credit is due to whoever wrote the story…. there is such thing we call intellectual property rights. there is also a law protecting it. just a reminder
Im interested in applying at this resort also. Please send me an email regarding the application process. Hope to hear from you soon. Thank you.
It’s great to know that a leading cruise liner has included our country in November. I’m just surprised that this hasn’t happened more with more frequency when we are an archipelago. Here in Spain, as well as Gibraltar, we get a lot of those cruise liners plying the Mediterranean sea. Gibraltar is a tiny isthmus in Cadiz province but “owned” by the British and each time we go to Gibraltar, there are a handful of these huge cruise liners docked along the seafront. Also, Gibraltar gets around 20 million tourists a year…something that we can certainly do if we try our best to promote tourism. The potential is extremely great for the Philippines and the positive signs from the government and LGUs would need some strengthening if the aim is to make our country one of the top tourist destinations in the world, let alone the Far East and Asia. Now is the time to step up efforts to make it possible and see the arrival of more foreign tourists. However, let’s not forget our very own domestic tourists—our kapway-Filipino, who are not afraid to spend their money right in their own country. They are helping to boost the local and national economies–hence, we need to take care of their needs, demands, requests. Filipinos are not afraid to spend their money if they know they are getting value for money. There’s only one request that I’d like to say to our tourism promoters: when cruise liners dock in our shores, will they please refrain from sending dancers or contingent of musicians to dance or make “harana” to those foreign tourists? I mean, we are now in the 21st century—there’s really no need to be “hand and foot” when greeting foreign tourists. they themselves get embarrassed being greed profusely with drums, guitars, cacofony of noise. These people simply want to get off quietly, and do their own thing, without the hassle of “rahrah greeters” time and time again. Spain gets 64 million a year, minus the fanfare that they think is not at all needed. Mabuhay!
“….get embarrassed being greeted profusely…”
Sorry for the typographical error. The above comment was done spontaneously, hence, it is unedited. My apologies. Thanks
I would like to apply for this job opening. how can I apply? Where?
I thank you for the wonderful job opportunities that your country would like to give to all filipinos like me. I am very much interested to apply in your good office and be part of the Resort World.
Kindly give me an idea where can i directly send my resume.
Your immediate response will be very much appreciated.
charice more more blessings to come ang galing mo talaga Thanks kay GOD sa gift nya sa iyo.be humble always dahil yan ang mag aangat sa iyo.
Please proof read your columns and books, Lloyd. I am seeing a lot of errors.
Greetings from Spain!
I truly enjoyed reading Elizabeth’s story. I myself left the Philippines almost three decades ago. I left our beautiful archipelago just a year before my Filipino passport expired, met my British husband all those years ago. Although we’re childless, we’re very happy together. We still live in Spain, travel the length and breadth of Europe including Eastern Europe. We are now aging gracefully.
There’s not much to tell except that I didn’t have problems leaving for Spain before since Filipinos didn’t need visas in those days. In fact, I became a naturalized citizen two years after I applied but thankfully, I have now re-acquired my Filipino citizenship, hence,making me a dual citizen—the best of both worlds, right?
I have nothing really really special to add except that I learned skills like sewing, driving, cooking, surfing the internet and of course, I know the Castellano language:the usual read, write, speak, spell. My life sounds boring because in many ways, it is indeed not as weepy or colourful as many other Pinoys but still blessed with a good husband, a comfortable home and theprivilege of traveling around the world. My advice to others? Please don’t leave our beautiful country. Indeed, the very reason I left thirty years ago was the sheer lack of opportunities in those days. If those opportunities exist now, which I believe they do, I’d never would have left. But, that’s life. One never knows…
Mabuhay to all our kababayan wherever they are!!
Also, when I finished my sewing class, six of my dresses which I cut, designed, sewed were put on display at the Arts and Culture Gallery in Marbella, Spain. In 2000, I was nominated as Poet of the Year by the International Society of Poets. I won Silver Medal. I am also a Lyricist and a permanent member of the Guild of International Songwriters and Composers. I have just collaborated with another co-member composer and awaiting the results from the US. Still, they may not be as interesting or colourful but I hope this information helps. That the mindset in us—Filipinos/nas exist wherever we are in this gorgeous world we live in.
I would like to apply to your company.I’m willing to submit all the requirements that you need.And how can apply?Where?I’m HRM graduate,here’s my # 09212185739 pls.inform me because i’m so very interested for your opening jobs.And also here’s my email add email@example.com
Gretchen N. Sumalbag
I’m interested in applying in your resort. I also want to be a part of your resort world. Please let me know on how to apply by sending me a mail in my e-mail add. firstname.lastname@example.org. Im an HRM Graduate. This is my Cellphone Number: 09282909122
To whom it my concern,
I’m Janice B. Cabrera i would like to apply in your company.I’m so very interested on your job opening and be part of the Resort Word but how can i apply?I’m Associate HRM graduate,here’s my # 09291424507 and also my email address email@example.com.
I would like to apply and be a part of your company.Im HRM graduate and Im very interested about the job that you offered
Kindly give me an idea where can i directly send my resume.This is my contact no.09205561676 and my e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
..can u please post other poster making contests for this year?.. tnx!.. filipinos are really great!
To whome it my concern,
I would like to apply in your company in any vacant position in your company, actualy I am graduated of hrm course at spi our school is under by tesda I passed the assesment of bartending, commercial cooking, house keeping NCII of tesda. I am very interested to your job opening. Please send me a message ragarding the application process here’s my # 09086360273 to help you to contact me.
Thank you very much
your immediate response will be very apreciate.
Shiela U. Manuel
Hi! This is Martha, from Jeepney Magazine. Thank you for posting Sunshine’s article about our magazine.
We will have a booth at Robinson’s Galleria on June 11 to 24 and Glorietta Park Square 1 on June 16 to 30. All issues of the magazine will be available at the booth. You can also check out our website, http://www.thejeepney.com, for other locations.
how can I apply for the scholarship. Thank you
sorry, but i don’t think this is something that should be publcished in good news pilipinas, because i really don’t think thisis great news.
by now, we all know that the telecom giants make a killing. and by now, you, the writers of goodnewspilipinas, and the general public, already know about SKYPe, and the other telecards that are available and more competitive.
by now, if you were responsible enough to research on this, you should know that P6.50 per minute is something that will soon be a thing of the past, as telecom giants battle it out for market shares.
i am so sorry but i don’t think smart is an admirable telecom company, worthy of being featured in this site.
Im very excited and looked forward to start my hospitality career when I saw this Article.. hopefully we all be contacted! =)
Age : 21 years old
Date of Birth : November 4, 1988
Civil Status : Single
Sex : Male
Bachelor of Science – HRM
Please send me a message ragarding the application process
Mobile#: 0063929 257 0052
This is good news for the Filipino people. We are not only top in men billiards but now also in women world pool. amazing.
hi im joel t. narag 22 years old im single. im interested to aply to your company and im also i like to start as soon as posible i hope you give me a chance to be part of your company thank you
my contact number +63-9072549339
Im an OFW in Saudi Arabia and I agree with those listed. I am sure that the list should not stop there as there are many more good things about our beloved country. MABUHAY ANG PILIPINO! MABUHAY ANG PILIPINAS!
hey rico. thanks for all these good news about Pinas. i sooo agree with your list having been working also abroad. guess, tis true that unless you’ve been away do you appreciate your own country so much. regards
good day! i’m Ma. Fructuosa… so happy that you’re planning to have a branch here at Tacloban City, i’m more than willing to be a part of your company, please
advise me to how I could be able to reach you out.
hi evelyn carson, good day! i’m very much interested to apply in your company. Please inform me.thanks…
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pretty impressive list……Mabuhay ang Pilipinas.
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hi rico ! thank you so much for adding me in your profile ! yesterday in our embassy here in italy i attend al vin d’honneur , of course i wear our filipiniana dress, one of our filipina, she said it to me, you’re loking really a filipina, i answer her, i love very most to wear our costume, if possible to wear it everyday , i desire it , she have her comments, i don’t like it, i say to her, what’s really your origin ? she did not answer ! i agree to you ! all the things that you had mentioned ! i wish really that on this 111th independence day , we can have our change, na sana naman tayo ay maalis sa poor nation, and have already the filipinos our unity all over the world in where ever we are and what ever our situation we have ! mabuhay ang filipino !
correction: LRT line 3 is from Taft Ave. to North Edsa not Baclaran, cheap haircut for 150 pesos? there a lot cheaper than that 20-30Php.
we’ve in subterranean last month.it’s really been beautiful.i vote it for 1 in 7 wonders
i think that is great as there is so much potenial all over every island there. The twqo problems are Mindanao as a whole and also the heavy pockets of the palace and also most of comgress.
I can not write abnout Clinton as I can not stop laughing. Let her spend about 3 months there and then I want to hear what she says.
Americano ako and mahal philippines pa rinl.
Price mo for a haircut is mahal. Must be in Makati. You can actually get hair coloring [including a massage] for that price. I paid 380php for a pedicure, manicure, haircut and coloring [and massage] about 1/10th of the cost sa USA near bahay ko. Coloring sa philippines is $4.00 and; $45 dito sa Las Vegas.
Warm congratulations to President Arroyo for having re-introduced the Spanish language in schools. What a shame it was scrapped by previous governments. Spanish is a major/world language and should be learned by Filipinos since thousands of Spanish words are being used by us daily in our conversations. I must admit that during my time, it was a preprequisite for two years. So,when I finally came to Spain, I didn’t have much trouble learning it although I still had to sit down and learn it properly. Now, I can speak, read, write and spell it. That was three decades ago and it is the only way I can communicate with my “alumnos/as” when they come for private English lessons. I always ask the Chinese if they speak Spanish because I don’t speak Mandarin. Indeed, it is rewarding since they pay good money —to learn English –and Spanish as the medium of instruction. Congratulations too, to the great Pacman!
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What an inspiring article!!!!! And timing for me as we just finished the most inspiring, successful, convention in Harvard, Boston, Mass. ” Global Summit on Philippine Nation Rebuilding ” one of Gawad Kalinga’s project.
I enjoy reading your informative articles. As a mother of three kids with out a stable source of income I do panic and worry about my children’s future school funds. Please include me in your email list so I can regularly read your articles. I look forward to joining your session so I too can be empowered and hopefully pass on the knowledge to others.
Thanks and more power
The Philippines does not have a perfect governance. We share the same flaws with other nations in the world. The silent minority, the conscience block and the civil society groups still believe that we have modeled democratic values in the Philippines. We, Filipinos never stop dreaming and praying to God Almighty that one day we will be a great nation again amidst the incessant corruption, self-vested interests of some politicians and immoral acts of some people. The statement sent by Secretary Hilary Rodham Clinton is very much appreciated knowing that our friendship with the United States goes beyond cultural boundaries. We should not feel bad about it since it was a warm felicitation and greeting for our 111th Year of Philippine Independence. It would have been rude and undiplomatic is she had spoken discriminatory remarks or slurs against us Filipinos!
God bless the Philippines!
Wow!!! This is really giving me goosebumps! How I wish and hope that this project will be very successful, and that this would bind all Filipinos together…
I hope the Philippine Government would support these guys and also promote cultural awareness among Filipinos. I also hope Filipinos would be more interested in culture!
This is very interesting!
Congrats to the RP team!
To Joseph De Pompa,
you are an ungrateful SOB. You can’t write anything
because you don’t even know how to spell correctly,
To Messrs. Abad Santos and Flores: Amen po sa inyong supporta sa ating mahal na Pilipinas. Pagpasensiyahan na po natin ang ating mga \kababayan\ na mababaw lang ang kaalaman sa bansang Pilipinas subalit handang magbitiw nang malaswang salita upang husgahan ito. Sila po ang masasabi nating malalansang isda at kabilang sa mga yagit na pumipigil sa pagsulong nang Pilipinas. Sila po ang mga mal-edukado, imoral, walang sariling bait at mga langaw lang na tumuntong sa kalabaw pero mas mataas pa sa kalabaw. Naninirahan po ako at ang aking pamilya sa bansang Amerika nang may mahigit nang 20 taon, at dahil sa aking trabaho, marami po akong nabisitang mga bansa, mahihirap man o maasenso. Sa akin pong mababang opinyon, walang katulad ang mamamayang Pilipino sa buong mundo (liban lang sa mga ilan na walang respeto sa saring lahi), dahil walang takot makipagsapalaran sa ngalan nang kaunlaran, matatalino, maganda ang kaugalian, matulungin sa kapwa, mapagmahal sa kapayapaan at may paniniwala at takot sa poong Maykapal! MABUHAY KA PILIPINAS!
Congratulations! Kammerchor Manila! Ang galing ng Pinoy!!!
You inspired me with your article. I agree and i am proud of you…you are right, a true pinoy, regardless of how long they have lived overseas, will always be a pinoy in heart, because our country has lots to offer and so unique regardless! You will always say “my home”… I acquired two citizenships, first australian where our son was born lived there for 15 yrs , second, british because Im married to a british and lived in London for 20 yrs. however, – I am proud to say I speak and think fast in tagalog, so I impress my husband and son, who unfortunately couldnt speak our language, that I can switch on and off fast in tagalog, talks and think pilipino because…. ako ay pinay… a true tagala….and I am proud of my Bulacan and Laguna heritage. I miss the puto bungbong,suman and binatog!
Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!!!
well thanks to the great OFW who honed their skill and talent….may god bless us all..
De Pompa is a perfect example of what we Filipinos should not be-ignorant, ungrateful and unpatriotic…a sad and sorry excuse for a Filipino!
Nice to hear this news. I cant wait to get a new copy of Noli. I have a similar blog post on the topic at http://thelivingrice.blogspot.com/
Thanks Rico for the news!
This article was made many years before.
there are so many happiness index circulating on the net..it all depends on the criterias used in evaluating who are the happiest people on earth..
If Philippines is serious about becoming Asia’s Wedding destination, then it seriously needs to rethink the process (or lack thereof) when applying for a marriage licence.
My fiance and I are planning a wedding next April in El Nido and we went there two months ago to ask about the process when applying for marriage licence. The staff at the El NIdo City Hall were very helpful, but were not sure whether we could apply there direct or we have to apply in Manila.
So off we went to Manila City Hall, which resembled more like a market than a city hall. We were told that we have to apply at the Manila City Hall10 days before the wedding, in person, to acquire the licence .
Ten days for foreigners to stay in Manila is a lot of time especially when your wedding is not in Manila. There are things to consider such as hotel accommodations, timing, what if the papers are delayed and of course, the budget.
Once back in Australia, I emailed the Manila City Hall to double check and now we have received a different information.
Apparently, we could now apply for the marriage licence in El Nido direct since we are both foreign residence! I contacted El Nido City Hall two weeks ago and I haven’t heard from them.
So I now have two conflicting information and I am not sure if I should just go straight to El Nido and apply for the licence there. The last thing I need is to be told that I cannot apply for marriage licence once there.
Philippines is a wonderful place to get married in and I know it will be worth it. But can’t the different departments get together and decide what is the PROPER procedure?
Thanks Rico! As I posted on my blog The Living Rice (http://thelivingrice.blogspot.com), its interesting to see the economic super powers ranked lower than developing countries. Thus, economic prosperity does not translate to happiness.
Just love the tats on the R34! Do the guys from ConceptOne roll it around the metro so I can get a closer look?
wow congrats to our Cabalen we trully believe in your talent…you always make filipino proud God bless YOu!!
Really a great piece. A while back somebody wrote that we Filipinos are the new Chosen People, of the New Testament, i.e. I am beginning to agree. We seem to thrive wherever we are planted.
Hello Lloyd Luna,
Please take time in proof reading your articles. You have so many grammatical errors. I believe that one of the tests of a writer is to have smooth and flawless article. Ask someone to proof read it for you.
Love of country begins with self respect, personal integrity and honesty, and continues with using one’s talents, gifts, blessings, and passions in the service for others to create the common good. And of course it includes being a responsible steward for our natural resources, our environment, our physical world and everything in it.
Until I became aware, conscious, awake to what was around me did I realize how I truly love our country. Until I made eye contact with those I met did I begin to appreciate them. We need to connect with one another and our physical surroundings, our physical world, before we can decide what our common good is.
Hi, Pedro Jimenez,
Greetings from Spain!
I quite agree with you…try going to another website, !Live in the Philippines\ and you will be gobsmacked at the poor writing ability of these so-called \writers\. As for those expats who join and make comments, you’d be stunned. Many of them do not know basic grammar, spelling, proper/correct use of apostrophe, etc. And many of these expats think Filipinos are ignorant and stupid! Believe me, these expats are quick to judge Filipinos as \below par\—I refer only to those who regularly criticize our country and people—there are some good, sensible ones on the site, too. However, I think many of these expats living in the Philippines haven’t gone to higher education though—hence, their poor basic knowledge of the English language. Do check out archives and current ones. Mabuhay!
that pic is NOT RHAP…
I am extremely proud to be Filipino. I promote the different destinations of the Philippines through travel writing and of course by representing myself well in the eyes of other nationalities. People (Pinoys and non-Pinoys) don’t automatically think that I am Filipino, but I always tell them that I am a proud Filipino. Everything that this country has given me, I cannot ever repay. I love the Philippines so much that I am willing to fight for its honor.
The photo shown here is not Rhap Salazar. I think he is one of the other finalists in Little Big Star.
The photo has been updated. Thank you for your feedback.
SUPER GALING TALAGA SI KIMBERLY MOLINA.
CONGRATS, WE ARE PROUD OF YOU KIM.
No doubt, many Filipinos living abroad feel the same way: our love for our country is total and absolute. Despite the three decades of living in Europe, my heart longs for the Philippines. I don’t believe our country is poor because it is not. The measurement of our being is not about the material aspect albeit important in day-to-day life, but the talent, intelligence, intrinsic values, respect and love. If better-off countries would like to think that being poor means being inferior, then they are sadly wrong. The word “poor” is relative. How can our nation be poor when it is blessed with rich natural resources, minerals and eternal beauty? We are one of the most educated people in the world! Our country is one of the most ideal places to live in. What’s keeping me in Europe? My dear husband, but if truth be told, Id’ rather be there and enjoy the many many things our nation has to offer. Rejoice! We belong to a great race.
I AM VERY PROUD BEING A FILIPINO. I am an OFW here in Malaysia. Oftentimes, many Malaysians, taught that I am a local here. If they will just see me, they will think that I am malay. But when they talk to, i would tell them that I am a FILIPINO and they would amaze that I can speak their language but not that fluent as they are. They would ask me, how come I know how to speak in their language, so I would tell them, because I am a Filipino. I would tell them, Filipinos are very smart, we can be flexible wherever we go and can easily adopt the environment.
Moreover, when they knew that I am a Filipino, they would say “ooooooo Pangako Sayo….”… Here, in Malaysia, that soap opera is very famous…
I have also some friends here, locals and some are with Filipino bloods. I encourage them to visit Philippines….
Oh my god,,it’s been decade the last time I visited Sagada.. it was amazing the beauty of nature and serenity of its sorroundings that keeps me mesmerized… how I wish I can visit again this wonderful place!!
Congrats!!!!!!! Super Super galing mo talaga we proud of you Mabuhay ka Kim.
Hey men!!!!!!!!!!! Keep up the good work. Congrats Mabuhay ka we proud of you.
You mentioned in your website that you are a best-selling author.
But I can’t see your books being sold like pancakes in National Bookstore of Fullybook? What makes your claim empirical? Or is it just a self-confessed claim that you are a best-selling author? Has your book won awards?
Wow, this is so cool! It is nice to hear people with Filipino blood making it to the international entertainment scene.
congratulations! aside from the palawan subterranean river, there are aslo other entries from the philippines that might lead to another fame for our country, i.e. corazon aquino’s name is listed among the top 7 people in the world who should have eternal life, manil is among the choices of the top 7 coolest cities for interntional studies and the philippines as among the top 7 friendliest nation on earth. great news! so let’s start voting and tell the world how great is our nation.
Hi, James Clerk,
Lloyd Luna is certainly entitled to impress upon readers that he is a best-selling author but frankly, i do not see that “boast” from the above article. In any case, aren’t there thousands of authors worldwide doing the same thing, if only to boost sales of their books? Authors are allowed , to a certain degree, to promote themselves, to be able to sell their wares, so to speak. This isn’t an isolated incident. At Least Mr Luna writes all his articles. Let’s not forget also that there are many celebrity “writers” who do not have the capability or the formal education to write their autobiography—hence, the hiring of Ghost Writers. We both could name-drop many so-called B, C, D Celebrities in the West who do not even know the difference between “who’s” and “whose” let alone spell the word apostrophe–something many in Britain do not know how to use! Mr Luna writes in English, not his mother tongue but he certainly has the capability to write in clear, concise, easy-to-understand language. Let’s give him credit, Mr Clerk. One doesn’t need to win awards to write the way he does. Besides, there aren’t many official accolades to be had, right? Let’s give credit where credit is due.
Good point, Hill. To a certain degree, I still do not feel that “Is there a job waiting for you?” is a best selling book because I do not see it in the best seller’s list in National Bookstore or any other book stores in the country. That’s the standard I know.
“Best-selling” refers to the estimated number of copies sold of each book, rather than the number of books printed or currently owned.
By the way, please ask someone to edit his book again. I read the book and found many grammatical errors.
CongratulationThis is definitely better than complaining. More power to he Olitoquit couple! And belat to the politicians who delayed this project..
Greetings from Spain.
I’m afraid I don’t have the authority to tell Mr Luna what to do. I just read his articles and other articles for that matter to keep me up to date with what’s happening in the Philippines. GNP is doing a very good job of informing Filipinos living abroad. Perhaps, you and Mr Luna can have a heart-to-heart talk using the internet technology. I don’t know him personally but I always try to read his articles. YOu do have a point raising “grammatical errors”. A young Chinese student of mine always reminded me, “No one speaks perfect English…” and he’d smile. Glad to say this student now speaks, reads, writes, spells the English language almost to perfection. I must emphasise the word, “almost”. I’ve read the authobiography of Bill Clinton and he, too, needed a very good Editor. Indeed, B. Clinton’s book was a bestseller.As for yours truly, I still struggle at times, with preposition!!! Cheers!
A piece of poem genuinely compose by a man who trully love her wife, family, country and his people. A real Hero.
In behalf of my family,we would like to congratulate you throughout of all your efforts,once again it was proven to become a “world vocalist grand champ.”
“The high tone of your voice is echoing now the miles for your success.”
Thanks for this poem.
A fitting tribute to a woman he loved
(not to mention a democracy icon among others)
I appreciate your time to send me some feed backs in public. As I don’t have anything to defend, I really cannot speak about false claims and all. As long as I know that what I’m doing goes beyond my personal hopes, and therefore it’s for my readers rather than for myself, I’d still write.
You see James, I don’t have anything to prove to this world. All I have to do is to do what I’m passionate about. This life isn’t about what we get. Trust me, even if I don’t have those best-sellers or awards (which sometimes is paid), I will still write and speak.
My accountability is to God, who gave me this talent. And I’m doing everything so that such talent may be a reminder of His love to His people. Such accountability makes me feel the need to reach more people in every possible way I can without compromising the values and principles that I’ve lived by.
I hope your comments, too, go beyond your personal desire to simply criticize for whatever reasons I don’t know.
While I may not know you personally, I appreciate your time speaking on my behalf. I hope you’re doing great in whatever it is that you do.
I hope to see you one day! may God bless you always.
a hero tells how proud of him to have a wife like cory..they are both selfless in thinking the best not only for their family but to all filipino nations.
while reading this, i was teary- eyed on how much love and admiration ninoy has for his wife and love for the country… an eternal love… that we will always remember and remain to be an inspiration to everyone..
i can’t put into words how to describe the feeling i have after reading this poem of our hero, ninoy. a kind of great love every woman could have ever wish for herself. and on this poem, Ninoy and Cory our love for both of you will always in our heart not only for what you have done for our country but simply becoz of being a good son and daughter of God who continously giving us especially the youth a hope that this country really is Worth Dying For. Thank you. Love you!!
Hi Jose, thanks for sharing with us the legendry image of our dear Cory, I quit remember that she braved the Asian history to become the first ever female leader in this strong masculin continent. I think she will contiue to shine on not only for the Filipnos, not only for Asians, but for africans as well and the world.
May her soul rest in perfect peace.
Sagada is so beautiful- fell in love with the place totally…
i suddenly cry the first time i heard the song in Ruffa and I, i can imagine the love Ninoy have for Cory,,,,
Hi anak, you just wrote the most wonderful article about the late President Cory C. Aquino. You really have a way with words. You are a natural writer. I am so proud of you and for sure, Cory is beaming in heaven. My deep condolences to the family of late President Cory Aquino.
I believe that’s not the photo during the competition…
That is correct KNJO. Unfortunately, GNP does not have access to a proper photo. Would you know of a link that points to a good one, or perhaps you would like share one you took yourself? Thanks.
i cnt help it but i cried after reading this… its a genuine love of a husband to his wife and country… its every girl’s dream to have a man like ninoy… so loving and kind… im just happy, they are now both together in heaven, and reunited again to an eternal life….
while reading this, I felt that Ninoy wrote it from his heart.
especially on the line “I have fallen in love with the same woman three times”
They really loved each other.
But at least they are reunited again to eternal life and all their sufferings are already over after serving the country for so many years. CORY and NINOY also deserves rest.
RIP TO MR. and MRS. BENIGNO “NINOY” AQUINO.
we will truly miss you both. <3 your legacy remains in every Filipino's hearts…
ahww….how sweet of ninoy…
such a great poem….
thank you both…cory and ninoy aquino
that news was fantastic, imagine it will add more to our tourist most visited spots… thank god for this wondrous tourist destination! GOOD luck philippines.
it was trully amazing.. please read the comment of juland salayo, comment of inspiration! thanks for the info,..
These 4 gallant soldiers stood tall and strong for hours and showed the whole nation how Tita Cory’s legacy can bring out the best in us Filipinos wherever we are and whatever circumstance we are in.
You are heroes in my book. I salute you!
in EDSA ONE, iwas there,but sorry to my self in tita cory’s death i was not there but in my heart tita cory is here… the gift of her humility, love, understanding,kowledge,patience hope, LOVE to our beloved PHILIPPINES, what a GREAT WOMAN that GOD given us we FILIPINO, we must our show LOVE and GRATITUDE to our dearly TITA CORY. she was really an ICON now and forever…. i love TITA CORY, surely we will miss YOU !!!!
Maraming Salamat Tita Cory sa lahat ng iyong ginawa at nawa ikaw ay maging Huwaran ng lahat ng Namumuno at Nagnanais Mamuno sa Bansa upang magkaroon ng tunay na Pagbabago, To all Who want to be a Leader be like Tita Cory Aquino. Ito’y hamon sa lahat ng tatakbo sa 2010 at sa mga boboto piliin natin ang tulad ni Tita Cory Salamat Po
Ninoy was a great man. Cory was a great woman. This couple is an icon. They love our country. You will be missed. I’m glad that both of you are reunited with God. Reunited in an eternal life.
salamat po madam cory..diman kita nakita ng personal mula ng naging presidente ka.pero kinikilala kita bilang isang bayani ng ating bansa..dahil sa matapat at malaking pagibig mo sa ating bayan..
hindi kita malilimutan at patuloy kanamin alalahanin habang kami ay nabubuhay.. from renato of oman higher college of technology muscat
habang binabasa ko ang buod ng buhay ni sen ninoy..lalo akong humanga sapagkat sakabila ng alam nya na syaý mamatay kalayaan ng bayan parin ang kanyang pinaghlalaban sa kabila na sya ay may death treat na..mabuhay ka sen. ninoy at madam cory..
talagang nakakahanga cla…. kung ako pa ang nandoon sure po na hihimatayin ako…hehheheh ganyan talaga kamahal nating mga pilipino si tita cory…. eh kung si pgma kaya ang namatay sure akong walang gagawa non…..
The whole country mourned not once but twice for the Aquino family. What I fond odd with the human race is how we give praises when heroes has passed away. What for?
BINUHAY MULI NI TITA CORY NA DAPAT PATALSIKIN NA NG DEMOKRATIKONG PILIPINO ANG MGA TAKSIL SA INANG BAYAN !!! NGAYON NA !!
Ninoy and Cory, the power couple of the Philippines! I really feel that they have been annointed to be the democracy icons of our time. But puttng that aside, it is heart-warming to really know that they loved each other with a love that traversed time and circumstance. Truly the love story of the century
Who is included under my petition? (Part 1)
# Unmarried Son or Daughter (over 21 years of age) of U.S. citizen (F-1):
- Spouse: Obviously, an “unmarried” child should not have a spouse. If the primary beneficiary marries, the petition is converted to F-3.
- Children: Children are allowed to be included as derivative beneficiaries, even if illegitimate.
I would like to ask the last sentence regarding CHILDREN
will the children still be allowed to be included even if they are already 21 and above when the petition was approved? thanks..
Wow! This is the kind of Filipino that I like to read. I hope that more will be recognized and publicized back home. Congratulations Ms. Leah, Cheers!
The very best among the best letter i had ever read…It makes my day great and promising!
Cory Aquino was really the icon of Democracy of our times, not only for Filipinos but also to other Asian nations. We will always remember for what she had done to our beloved Philippines. thank you jose for sharing this…
I am a very sentimental person and my children would tease me whenever they see me cry while watching teleseryes on TV. But during the interview of youngest daughter Kris on TV and at the Manila Cathedral, my whole family cried, my husband, two sons & youngest daughter. My eldest daughter who lives in Manila with her husband was surely crying, too. We felt the loss of a much loved President.
We pray that she is happily reunited with her great husband, Ninoy!
Our condolences to the Aquino Family, esp JOSH. .
I can provide with very good photos and some information regarding the results of the competition.
The Halili-Cruz School of Ballet had a great performace. In fact they were the Grand Prize Winner, the Grand Champion for Classical Ballet and the Grand Champion in the Modern Dance.
Where can I send information and photos.
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I find the timing rather bad… as many green passports have just been recently issued, many others just been filed … ah, why not issue the e-passports from the start? why we have to pay twice?
Wow, this brought me to tears. How deep and full of love.
“The DFA said the old green passport will still be valid but once expired, Filipinos must avail themselves of either the MRP or the e-passport. Both will be valid for a five-year period.”
Minor or Adult Single Child of Greencard-holder (F-2A or F-2B):
- Spouse: A spouse is not allowed as a derivative beneficiary. If the primary beneficiary marries, the petition is considered void.
- Children: Children are allowed to be included as derivative beneficiaries, even if illegitimate
I would like to comment on the Children are allowed to be included as derivative beneficiaries even if illegitimate. Would it mean that if a person is petitioned by his immediate relative/parents in the U.S. and was approved, say, three years ago, and that person has a 3-year illegitimate child, that child will be considered as “derivative beneficiary”? How to go about it?
Congratulations Bohol! I visited this lovely place in 2007 and was impressed with everything in it, from the beautiful beaches to the cute tarsiers and energetic Loboc Children’s Choir.
I don’t want to be rude, but to enhance the tourism in the country, we have to do our share to improve many things. Two main things I want to highlight are:
1. Theft eradication, not only the big time robbery but more importantly, the small time and annoying begging. Needless to say, job creation is the main solution.
2. Maintain cleanliness at all times. Not only in the main cities but public sanitation should extend to the remotest areas. If we can go back to drinking water from the faucets particularly in Metro Manila, then we can claim that we are hygienic.
If we destroy Nature, we destroy ourselves.
Instead of the media taking Bob Arum’s constructive criticisms of the abysmal performance of Nonito Donaire, they wronged the old wise man and exagerated the Filipino fighter’s rather theatrical performance.
Bob Arum made an honest truthful opinion. We should take it as it is and leave Nonito Donaire to grow.
In case you forgot, Nonito Donaire made a promise that was recorded by no less than his friend examiner.com writer, Dennis Guillermo, that despite the weight difference, he would still knock him out!
Had Nonito Donaire not promised, nobody would’ve expected. So, who’s to blame for Bob Arum not being impressed with Nonito Donaire’s performance?
I wasn’t impressed, my brother wasn’t and online forums are buzzing with talks of Nonito being an overrated boxer.
I ask, where is the honor in running around the ring being chased by an unknown boxer he swore to knock out!
The media’s overhyping Nonito Donaire by heaping praises on him for struggling to finish a job which was supposed to be a walk in the park, is doing him more harm than good.
It leaves him no room for improvement.
If Donaire turns out to be another Lumacad, Filipinos will be the laughing stock of the entire boxing world.
Nonito Donaire is a Flash in the Pan! Of course, until proven otherwise.
ABS-CBN had control of what to air at a certain time slot. They should have kept Wowowee going,but taped it to be aired after the full coverage of the funeral services. Willie was right. It wasn’t proper to be dancing and laughing while a funeral procession is going on, especially of a much-revered person.
Congratulations to all of the medalists. As a Filipino, and a mathematics teacher , I feel very proud of your achievements.Mateo Tugab
Congrats to the city of pampanga…..for such a remarkable governance…though Im capampangan but I grew up here in manila..stil Im proud of your achievements Mabuhay CABALEN
Way to go mga kababayan! Great job! You make us Filipinos really proud.
Congratulations and more power to you all!
In recent days and weeks, I have been reading about a Filipino diplomat, Mr Finard Cabilao, whose selfless determination to stamp out human trafficking had cost him his dear life. This gentleman deserves all the attention and adoration for the quiet, determined job to help those Filipinos, especially women, who eventually go into the flesh trade, forced or otherwise. I very much hope that GNP would also find a place for him in the annals of modern history by suggesting a bust or monument for all Filipinos to realise that Mr Cabilao was one hell of a hero, too. He didn’t have to beat his chest to shout to the world that he was helping OFWs in big trouble, sacrificing his life for them. Let’s give him what he deserves: a bust or monument. He is another unsung hero that needed to be officially recognised by all. Thank you GNP for your valuable existence!
I disagree. His comment was a complete contradiction. It’s wrong to say he doesn’t want to have fun while there’s a lonely scene on the screen. This guy Willie does the same thing in his show. He makes fun out of people’s misery in front of national TV. Whenever there’s a contestant, he lets them relate their miserable experiences in the show and while they’re crying their miseries the audience and Willie makes fun and laughs at them all in front of national TV. I think that’s insulting to people. They don’t deserve to be laughed at but he exploits them because they want money from Willie. Now that’s outrageous!
I noticed that too. You can actually feel the vibrancy of these 2 places the moment you arrive! It tempts me to believe in ‘collective karma’, if there’s one.
Could somebody tell this author to correct some of his grammar? Please tell Lloyd Luna to proofread his column before submitting it to Good News Pilipinas.
I stayed here last year. I have been to Tahiti and the Caribbean, and I must say Abaca Resort is comparable with some of the best resort I have been to. Sana all resorts in the Philippines should strive to be the best, para naman dumami lalo ang tourista sa bansa natin at maipagmalaki natin sa buong mundo na world class ang Pilipinas.
yung mga good news dito locally are not eligible for publication in your website? kailangan bang good news relating to pinoys who succeed abroad lang?
I think that there is a difference between what Willie is doing on the show from the event that has transpired, when for the sake of argument willie took advantage of the contestants miseries is far from different when they are having fun while the rest of the nation mourns.
so inspiring i lilke the story behind their success…
Cebu is a great tourism drawer. However, all stakeholders should not be complacent with all the accolades the island is getting. Coming from my everyday experience, much has to be done in order to put Cebu on the global map of tourism.
Me too i’ve found my Purpose… Not only to have my dream home and to be financially secure…but the most part is to be kind and do a good deeds to please my Creator and saviour God the Almighty- the God of all mankind and all the prophets.
The Holy Quran confirms that Jesus(pbuh) was born miraculously without the intervention of any man, but that event is compared to the creation of Adam(pbuh), who had no parents at all: God willed it and it took place. Similarly, the miracles performed by Jesus(pbuh) have been recounted and confirmed, but, like the miracles of all Prophet, they are counted as manifestations of the Might and Power of the Creator. Muslims have been told that Jesus(pbuh) was neither crucified nor killed; rather, he was raised to heaven to return as a Sign for the coming of the Day of Judgment.
For instance, we read:
Behold! Allah said: “O Jesus! I will take you and raise you to Myself and clear you of those who blaspheme; I will make those who follow you superior to those who reject faith, to the Day of Resurrection: Then shall you all return unto me, and I will judge between you of the matters wherein you dispute.” (Holy Quran, Al-Imran, 3:55)
I agree with you, Audrey. This article has many grammatical errors, including run-on statements.
thank God that we have people that still care for the environment!! It was a great experience meeting face to face Atty. Oposa last time during his lecture at RMC. I admire him for his advocacy!!
The article is good but I just hate to see grammatical errors.
Excellent points. I quite appreciate and agree with your view points. Thanks for sharing.
wow, congrats po sa inyong lahat. ako rin po ngayon ay nagtetraining under MTG. excited na po talaga ako na makumpleto lahat ng trainings at ang marepresenta ang ating bansa, pilipinas. tunay ngang kahit tayo’y kayumanggi, kaya pa rin nating makipagtakbuhan sa ibang bansa. maraming salamat rin sa pagkakaroon ng tapang para ipakita kung ano talaga ang mga pilipino!!!
Good job, guys! Congratulations and more power to you!
Great job! Excellent record! Congratulations and more power to you!
I think Cebu does not have to be like SIngapore or Hong Kong in terms of number buildings, but it just needs to be clean, all streets should be paved, and all squatters should be moved to Cotabato so they could get killed by Abu-Sayaff. Cebu should be a clean city before it can become a world class city.
Cebu needs to look presentable. I have been to the Caribbean and the Bahamas and I must say they are truly world-class. I hope Cebuano politicians could visit the Bahamas to study their tourism industry and apply it in Cebu
i watch this World Cup Pool in television, and i said when i’m watching, no regrets!
Mr. Bata and Django are winners!
and also the team song of that movie is Broken by Lifehouse.
This is great. Congratulations! http://bit.ly/L3ZMQ http://bit.ly/4b1x7T http://bit.ly/dbarn
Cebu has it’s vigilantes that can killl their own squatters. Please don’t fantasize that Cebu is not suffering from it’s own problems..
i believe corruption is the biggest reason that “any” city in the Philippines cannot become a world class city.
wow. the filipina beauty and talent is something we can really be proud of. cheers to jean mclean! http://bit.ly/L3ZMQ http://bit.ly/4FP3Q http://bit.ly/8U7Jj
Wow! Another astig noypis! Congratz pu! noblevengeance.blogspot.com
May i know the priority dates is nov.17,1995.Thank u.
Great job, Fr. Leo!
The community of Couples For Christ and the Phiippine American Association of the Carolinas (PAAC) look forward to your coming visit here in Greenville, SC on the weekend of September 26, 2009.
We hope we’ll have a chance to taste your cooking.
See you soon and God Bless!
Great post! Thanks for visiting my country!
Dear Mr. Hizon,
Thank you so very much for creating goodnewspilipinas.com I discovered the site by accident. Since the accident I often wondered who the inspired individual was, who thought up the idea of a website that would inspire and uplift my drooping spirit. You see, up until that time of discovery all I heard and read about RP were all very negative. Deep down inside of me though, I knew that can’t all be true, as there is no country or culture who has the monopoly of all evil, or all good. Both good and evil exist in all cultures/countries. So thank you so much again for the website.
This is an inspiring blog bro. Keep up the good work!
If you wanna see more of my articles or more articles on Philippine travel please visit tourism-philippines.com
Wow astig!sana may pics na kasama sa post..congrats po!
Amen. Yes, indeed let’s unite and help in anyway we can.
The test is when will we as Filipinos start demanding that our national and local government representatives start spending our taxes on infrastructure projects that protect us.
Great story! Mabuhay ang kabataan! Pilipinas bumango ka! Kaya natin ito!
Hurray!!! I have always believe that our bayanihan tradition is alive and well. It was just overshadowed for a while there by the constant jabbering of negativities from cynical and critical people.
Thank you, thank you, for the piece. Yes, yes, yes, we should always tell and write examples of the True Spirit of Bayanihan, every time they appear. This is our national treasure that we should nurture and appreciate, and take care of, because its existence is often overshadowed by the jabbering of cynical and critical people.
Nice peace. Very inspiring.
It’s great to have stumbled upon this site, one of the few sites where respect and positivity among and by Filipino people are being admonished. We should consistently seek progressive change: Avoid “emotionalism”, especially during election. Think and vote logically; Add business entrepreneurship and finance to high school curriculums and place more emphasis on Filipino roots and early civilization; Educate and feed the needy, especially the children…the foundation of true Filipino pride…there are plenty more to mention but I’m afraid I might get choked up. I love my homeland. Let’s be proud and live it out loud.
Very well said. Division between the masses and the white collared are evident – growing up in Manila I became aware of this. So It is great to hear from your personal experience, that even prominent and well off families are greasing their elbows to help out.
Norma – Thank you. There is a great need for us to sustain our generosity and compassion. Helping should not end in giving several grocery bags. Though this is very noble, we should aim for long-term recovery by truly helping the survivors rebuild their lives with the Right foundation. Let’s empower them with hope and joy
Stephen – I agree that this is the time for us to be increasingly vigilant. We should not rely completely on the government. We should exert effort in performing due diligence in the projects our gov’t is going into. Complaining will not yield the best results. We must be the change that we want to see in the world.
Please credit the artist who created the “Where I’m from, everyone’s a hero” graphic:
Thanks for the heads-up Heidi. Artist info now added.
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Those of us who live outside RP are simply inspired by the positive response of countless of our compatriots back home. Yes, we do our part. The needs are so great that we really need to sustain the spirit of bayanihan. We cannot sit back just because we’ve contributed something already. Those in the media and those who are tech savvy should continue to focus on telling, reporting, writing and showing the good deeds of many of our people. These will feed on the spirit of bayanihan. Demonstrations of good deeds inspire ordinary people to action, they empower us to do the same. As the saying goes, monkeys see, monkeys do. As long as our brains are healthy, the mirror neurons in the frontal lobe will copy what it sees. So please continue to write about the positives. They will multiply in the millions.
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pls go home with the bacon!!! congrats u still a superstar for me win or loss
How can La Union be the beach capital of the Philippines? There are so many beaches in the whole island of the Philippines that can be deemed beautiful and pristine. I was in La Union two months ago, and I must admit only the beaches are nice, but the town itself looks dirty and really a testament to the third world town. Can somebody tell the author to change the name of her article to: “La Union-one of the best beaches in the Philippines”, but it should not be the capital of the Philippines. Your title is misleading.
win or loss, we still love you gel
more power to all of you and countenue youre job and so many people need to be help that way better get more idea to people help poor or rich that one reason to know how people unite and save the planet earht and for next generatin will come for us
Yep title is misleading. Good surf breaks in San Juan but certainly La Union does not deserve to be called the Beach Capital of the Philippines. Boracay holds that title.
This is incredible news!! My husband and I have been displaced for 4 years outside of the USA because of his admission to drug use during my petition for him as my fiance 5 years ago. I thought of this as a dead-end, hopeless case, that has only brought up hurtful feelings and pain of not being able to live with my family once again in the US.But for some reason I was curious today to research for any updates with his case of inadmissibility. This article is indeed a God-send! I hope and pray that there is hope for our situation. Does anyone know for how long these appeals were in process for? Any good lawyers to recommend from Manila or NY area?
it is natures way of washing away what should not have been…..all the trash and all the sahnties on the riverbanks…its nature telling us to stop and for a moment listen to her……we should start palnting trees, clear the waterways, remove shanties from the river and take care of mother earth
pastry alliance of the philippines is really great …..you make desserts fantastic…….your the pride ot the philippines………goodluck for your next competition
Thank God finally someone is making a move to talk about “Good news sa Pinas.” 90% ng news dito sa Pinas are based on speculation. Sadly, ang trend “kung ano ang gustong marinig ng tao” like intrigues, scandals, yun lang ang kayang ibalita.
When Ondoy ravaged the country, the following day ang mga commentators are on their usual holier than thou acts and naghahanap na naman ng sisihin. Naging part ng culture natin ang maghanap lagi who’s to blame every time something bad happens. As if it’s going to make the typhoon victims feel better. No. Even if the whole world know who’s to blame, that’s not the immediate need.
The victims need hope, positive messages, comforting words, compassion, that we are resilient, that yes, we are overwhelmed by the damage but we are also overwhelmed sa very proactive na pagdamay ng kapwa Pilipino, that we see things differently kaya tayo very resilient and we can manage to smile sa mga interviews kahit nakalubog ang bahay.
There are soooo many good news sa Pinas. Mas madami pa sa bad news. Like a Pinoy is one of the finalist sa CNN Heroes, like an AFP soldier helped a teenage leftist rebel come back into the society, like someone saved their dog’s neighbor from fire, or some private companies are supporting 2, 5, or even 10 kids’ in a barrio for their education, isang pulis na mahirap lang and yet nagsoli ng thousands of money that he found.
Sana ang mga balita that we are proudly spreading the world is “not too much” of negative, but equally spread out din ang value formation nating mga Pinoy. Bago pa totally mawala. Rico, we are very proud you and I wish you more success in every endeavor. Cheers!
The bayanihan spirit is a common sight the past weeks. Keep on sharing your good stories Gik. Hope to work with you on advocacy projects in the near future.
I love you Angel!
You really deserve this, let ‘s pray for the win!
I’m you’re biggest fan Angel, i hope you could see this post,
you reply through my e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Felino Dolloso has just finished filming two Feature films – “Callabona Red” and “TD6C”.
He is now currently filming a new Feature film “Tallulah Falls Apart” in Australia.
Definitely good news! I’m so happy whenever a fellow Pinoy photographer garners accolades abroad =)
I have one choice for president gthat could bring about the much needed change in our country. His name is Nicanor Perlas… http://www.nicanorperlas.com … It is time for real change… it is time for the environment… It is time that we act together.
The official web page is at (search for “FRIO”):
OR the Direct links are:
1) Honorable mention, Deeper Perspective NON-PRO
2) Honorable mention, Editorial : War/Conflict NON-PRO
3) Honorable mention, Special : Travel/Tourism NON-PRO
she’s very deserving this, miss beautiful heart !!!
Marunong bang mag-tagalog itong si Felino Dolloso na ito at kailan ba natin mapapanood ito sa mga pelikula sa Pilipinas?
Reviews and articles are good but I want to see this Felino Dolloso in action myself then I will make up my own mind if he is any good, when are his films going to be shown in cinemas and where?
Congratulations, Lark! I salute you for making us Filipinos proud! I’m sure your honesty will be rewarded in some other ways. May God bless you and your family!
May GOD bless you and your family. There’s still a lot
out there like you….Mabuhay ang Pilipino!!!!!!!!
Here is the link to the video on youtube. This is such an inspiring and beautiful song to listen to!
I find your travel story informative and interesting. I’ve been to La Union (San Fernando) many years back on our way to Bacnotan. I have no doubt that La Union deserves to be called one of the best beaches in the Philippines. Boracay seems to be known internationally as a tourist paradise. But have you heard about Amanpula in Palawan and Caramoan Island Beach Resort in Bicol? Best regards from a former friend and co-PNAer.
Your great! God bless…
Hope that the honesty of Michael B. Colegado from Tacloban can be an example of many crooked corrupt politicians. Our country need political leaders who are honest and strong.
Go for gold guys!
Thank you Mr. Allford, for the wonderful article you wrote about the Philippines. I live in Chicago, and all I here about the country of my birth are negative images, slums, and corrupt officials. The sad part is most Americans believe what they see on television. They don’t realize that there are so many good things about the Philippines. The worst media offenders, I believe, are: CNN, BBC of Great Britain, and FOX news. The media portrays my country as the worst place to live, and yet American violence today are so rampant that they are committed mostly by uneducated, viscious Americans youths, but you don’t hear those kinds of tragedy outside the US, why? because the media blocks it from getting known outside the country because it makes them look bad. I think the Philippines should start to censor whatever goes out of the foreign media, just like Malaysia or the US.
@RG Altarejos- you mean Amanpulo?. Yep. Caramoan Peninsula National Park is nice, but a little too overpromoted. Infrastructure still much lacking.
viva las filipinas!..
This was written by a Pinoy couple who now live in the US.
Would like to share with you what we found out as the reason why
cruise ships of the big cruise companies skip Manila. My wife and I
are regular cruisers and we always talk to the Filipino crew. When we
took the 12-day Mediterranean cruise I asked the Pinoy waiters
(because we are in a big group, we usually request for Pinoy waiters
to be assigned to us) why all their Asian cruises skip Manila when
they go to all the neighboring countries of the Philippines. Tanong ko
bakit ba wala sa itinerary ninyo ang Manila.
Ang sagot sa akin. Noong una ho may cruises kami na humihinto sa
Manila but masyadong hong matakaw ang mga taga Customs sa atin kaya
ang management ho namin nag decide na skip na ang Manila. When
inspection time comes upon our arrival and departure, yung mga Customs
inspectors ho kasama ang mga pamilya nila para kumain ng libre sa ship namin.
Tapos bago mag bigay ng clearance para maka depart ang ship namin
maraming hinihingi na sigarilyo at mga alak. Sa Manila lang namin na
experience ang ganoon kaya nahihiya ho kaming mga Pinoy dito sa ship.
Sa ibang ports sa Asia wala hong nanghihingi.
The new cruise ships have an everage of 2,000 to 3,000 passengers.
Imagine the loss of tourism revenue for the Philippines because most
cruise ships do not go to the Philippines. Pero paano mapapatino ang
mga taga Customs kung ang mga taga Malacanang, Congreso, governors,
mayors who should set good example sa government service pareho din
nila at mas malaki pa ang kurakot?
Magtanong lang kayo sa mga “Balikbayan”. You can clear your lugggages
fast if you have ‘pasalubong’ preferably Cash (of course Dollars ….
marami daw Pesos doon kaya verde ang gusto). Maybe perfumes to some.
exactly! Research is so important, so as not to waste effort and time. If we have the bases for our investments, it would be more productive and efficient! I hope this effort will push through speedily. Philippines has a vast reserve for the tourism industry
This is a very well written article. Thank you. Reading this truly made my day =)
Thank you Scott! Having lived all my life in the Philippines, I never had the idea that its how this bad we look to the outside world. Your article, however, more than made up to convince me that peoples/cultures could be wrong and it gives me innate pride to realize that despite all the negative media we get we still can not fail to impress visitors like you if only they’d dare to come and try our brand of hospitality.
I’ve had had my fair share of travels myself. Been to London, Toronto, Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore but only for short stays. In these stays it never occurred to me to look at my country in the light of what the local’s impression of it but rather I’m there engrossed and mesmerized by their own cultures, appreciating it and comparing better work practices and thinking of how it can be adopted to mine. I’m not there to critique on the negative’s of their customs nor to give judgement. Each practice and ethnicity had its own peculiar way of evolving into its current form, right or wrong to our own perspective.The problem with visitors coming to our shores is that they already have preconceived ideas of how or what we are like and gets stunned and floored when they see and experience differently. Audrey is right, all this because of the power of (mis)information.
Lets take for example our conceived preponderance for violence, to journalists in particular. They say we are the most unsafe place for journalists next to Iraq. While I agree on the immensity of the issue I also strongly do not condone these killings. However, I believe, there is more underlying truth to uncover than what are generally printed and aired. My Filipino sensibility invites me to ask: Do most of these killings really politically motivated? or Do most of these journalists real or pseudo? In our free country, anything is possible. We became lousy at discerning what is beneficial to what is sensational. I admit, in our politics, the scourge of money has drained the “will” out of the politicians and government. As the culture of corruption takes hold, we Pinoys don’t took to it as much as a liability but rather we’d like to think of it as a motivator. It only means that there is much to do to clean it out of the system. This is done not by reforming the old but by educating the young. Every Pinoy knows that corruption thrives because of his propensity to demand for convenience.
But despite it all (calamities, disasters or whatever be it man-made or natural), this I can tell you, you can never a see a Filipino that is not laughing or smiling. Even if he is chest deep in flood water. It is this spirit of acceptance of his immediate circumstance that keeps him going. A free spirited Filipino who will never relinquish his place in the world stage and one who will survive millenniums to come.
Your fair warning to first time comers is much appreciated. But don’t worry it could get too crowded to soon. The warm Filipino heart has always enough room for everyone. Again thank you and more power.
Good luck po!sana madami kayo matulungan!
“THERE ARE NO BAD CHILDREN ONLY BAD PARENTS”
If you teach the young the good stuff chances are they become better adults someday. Media has so much power of influence in the formation of one’s idea that wields an impression before an actual encounter and experience. Journalism is business too. It does’nt care what’s good or bad. The bottom line is profit. That’s why that German journalist prints what sells. (and enjoying his good life in Manila, partying at the expense of his negative reportage of the country) Why do you think there is such a phrase “Responsible Journalism” – because media anywhere in the world has become bad parents to its readers and viewers for the past decades. Media can even incite and cause war.
I would like to sincerely thank you Scott for sharing your views. I believe there are more nice things about our country and culture for you to explore and discover. but unless the pardigm of the current journalism won’t shift both here and abroad, the stigma remains.
@RK, you said Caramoan was too overpromoted? I don’t think so!!!
The more you promote a place the more people will know about it. But the fact is, here in Chicago, or in some parts of the US where large population of Filipinos live, they have not even heard of Caramoan.
This is really a good new for us OFW here in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The honesty of Mr. Colegado boosts our confidence, for we are so proud of being a Filipino…GOD BLESS YOU…
What a great news indeed? I hope i can pursue my great American dream. Thanks God!
From the Island of Bohol, Philippines
Wow!very close to d gold!congratz!
God Bless everyone….
Maraming Salamat po sa inyo ahh…
Ang isang Pinoy ay pinalaking puno ng pangaral at paggalang sa diyos at ang mga pangaral na syang umusbung sa ating katauhan na hdi namamalayan at dahil sa ating paggalang sa diyos kaya naman tayo
hdi napapabayaan ng poong maykapal.
Sa ating Ama’t Ina tayo’y magpasalamat at tayo’y kanilang ginabayan.
Maraming maraming salamat po ulit.
How to start from nothing is truly a good question to ask among us… how to stand again after ONDOY struck Philippines and left nothing but bitter memories especially those who were hit most by the calamity…
Sharing this WEALTH of ADVICE should not only stay inside GOODNEWS PILIPINAS website… hope that the reader could share this using FACEBOOK, FRIENDSTER, TWITTER, AND ANY OTHER SOCIAL NETWORKING to further spread the WEALTH of ADVICE…
hi po thanks! and to good news pilipipnas thanks for the feature! God bless to us all!
YES! I knew it from the start, that this young and gorgeous lady will go far, if only the critics would see it honestly, And now she is nominated as best actress internationally WoW! She is now an internationally acclaimed actress in her generation. Congrats GEL Always pray and remain humble! God Bless
Please keep running this piece around the country so that every Filipino on the islands can see what great things can be accomplished when local governments, NGOs and private organizations and individual volunteers work together selflessly. Truly this is a model to emulate. Great job Mr. Frias. Would that other government officials follow your example of public service. ( For that is what politics is supposed to be: the rendering of public service for the common good of the community/society at large.) Even better,
make copies of this piece and send a copy to all the barangays, towns, cities across the islands of the Philippines, also to the Philippine Congress, Office of the President, and every branches of the national government. This is what public service looks like!
A million thank you to you Sunshine Lichauco de Leon. This is by far this most wonderful piece of news I’ve ever read from our country. Keep up the good work. It would be a great project to pursue: that is, go around the country look for positive stories like this one. And then feature them one at a time every week or two. I am very positive that there are many more just waiting to be discovered, recognized, appreciated and emulated.
I use bayongs to do my grocery shopping. At first, the cashiers and baggers thought I was eccentric but after Ondoy, they always tell me, “Naku, tama itong ginagawa niyo, ma’am!”
My bayongs are nice, by the way! A silver one and a black-and-white one. Saving the environment can be chic.
Finally, something positive to read about my home country. Thanks, Scott.
What a terrific idea!!!! It’s a win-win situation. Great for the environment, sustainable income for the weavers, great fashion statement for the shoppers. What could be better than that, indeed.
I’m glad you all enjoyed reading my article and had some very interesting comments in response to it. Myself and others in the Philippines are working to change the media branding and common international perception of the Philippines by writing about the good that this country has to offer. If you’d like to read more of my articles or of other writers please visit http://tourism-philippines.com.
I use paper bags and other organic material, (including “bayongs,” in Los Baños (UPLB included) because it is mandated by law.
I will use “bayongs” whenever possible, from now on.
Thank You @hl! This article was also posted in other websites and was used in other newspapers and magazines. We hope it really helped.
very nice album!!! go get your copies.
wow… el nido is pretty good in all those aspects… preservation of the natural contrast of its environment… hope other tourist destinations will also harness the nature but not destroying its natural beauty… hope there’s a slot of Mindanao tourist destinations
wow… a very good article to share among media people and to every simple person living in this world… The Philippines has lot to offer… yes, branded and iconed by those images destroys a beautiful picture of the Philippines… But there’s a saying, ‘do not judge a book by its cover…’ may this apply to the Philippines… Aside from that Mindanao has to be explored, as a Mindanaoan, our island has a beauty that can capture the hearts of its visitors… Terror is everywhere not only in Mindanao…
Cheers to this article! From a very wise point of view. Thank you for taking your share in uplifting the poor image of our wonderful country…
Aim high! Proud to be an alumnus of STI.
hi! goodlouck u efren …………
hi! Efrin Penaflorida ipagpatoy mo yang maramekang matotolonga sa mga genagawamo maramen mga bata ma sayang sa gena gawamo naganyang goodlouck u …………
Good Job El Nido Resorts!
Animo La Salle!
mr.scott allford thank you for a good and nice article about how wonderful our country we have.My teacher in economics read your article and when we hear your good expression about the philippines we are so glad that there are foreign who appreciate the beauty of the philippines. thank you so much,.,
Through that rope many lives in Rizal rescued and secured. It has been a great appreciation and recognition for Brgy. Captain Frias and for Mr. Burrows. I hope that other localities made same way too for their community during the time of disaster. Keep up the good work.
Congratulations! Thank you, Marestella for giving us your kababayan another reason to be proud as Filipinos. Mabuhay ka!
This is a really good article. I only have one friend from the Phillipines, but if he is representative of this country then it must be a wonderful place. There is good and bad in every country in the world:why, in GB we have gun crime,knife crime,povertyand the ubiquitous cardboard dwellings of the homeless. I think to portray other cultures as worse than ours, it somehow makes us feel better or even superior to them. This is, I feel, the remnants of our colonial past.
Im very proud of my country the PHILIPPINES, once again proved in the world that its one of the best places on the planet to visit ……….. im here in bahrain as a hotelier, and im always reading all the goood things happening in philippines… im also promoting our country to our guest to visit the PHILIPPINES because it will help a lot to my countrymen………. MABUHAY ANG PILIPINAS…..
Congratulations, Manny! You have made a mark in history for the Filipinos. You made us really proud to be called Pinoys. Mabuhay ka Manny at ang buo mong Pamilya!
Looking forward to your next fight.
Wow! Two are from UPLB! Congratz! ‘Di pa ‘ata ‘to nababalita sa UPLB. Hehe.
Congratulations, Rhap! You’re a shining star. Another pride of the Philippines. More power and success to you. Mabuhay!
Your kind of educational advocacy will serve as wake-up call to government of the Philippines particularly to the Education Department in the delivery of right education to the needy.
Conratulations, Efren! What a great achievement! You are indeed an inspiration to all your kababayan. Mabuhay ka!
Truly a Filipino! What a remarkable accomplishment of a fine young man. To Efren and his team, Mabuhay! May God’s light continue to shine brightly in your lives and bless you in every way.
Congratulations Teacher Efren! You make us so proud to be Pinoy. God bless you for your selfless caring for the future of our youth thru education…again our thanks to people like you who still believe in our national worth…. Mabuhay ka!
Congratulations, Rodel! Another honor earned for Pinas. Looks like we are on a winning streak. Great job!
I want to attend this event. Go Pinoys!
CONGRATULATIONS… KUYA EF-REN ” BEC. OF FILIPINO’S LIKE U, MAKE ME FEEL SO PROUD, LIVE LONG AND GOD BLESS TO YOUR TEAM AND FAMILY. THANK U VERY MUCH.
Kudos for these two young Filipinos. Wish them all the best. It’s time for us to do something to lessen the impacts of climate change.
Hope they make the cut in Copenhagen.
Congratulations MR.Efren more power to you and be pinoy good fallower not political ambestion thant for you for open mind people how live nice way and more save chidren for good future
Interesting video about climate change. The government should watch this video. We have to talk about disaster preparedness…
I think Pinoys are good in online voting. They can rally their fellow Pinoys to win in a global tilt. As we have proven it for Efren and so we can for these 2 Pinoys.
Change Climate Change.
Hello Mr. Concepcion!
Just like you, I am a great believer in entrepreneurship as a way of helping our kababayans to get out of poverty and become self-reliant. Matter-of-fact, I am a subscriber to your e-zine, “Go Negosyo Today” and possess a book of a similar title. In one pastoral activity in our area (Bacoor, Cavite), my wife tried to get in touch with your office to get someone to speak before our entrepreneurship program for the parish and sent your office a formal letter request for the event. Since this is a social and spiritual activity and is in line w/ your advocacy, we thought of having this seminar for free. We were surprised, however, that none of your staff, including your secretary, was willing to help us out. Your Secretary even commented that a “Go Negosyo Seminar” can never be free of charge, specially that it will be done on a Sunday. I tried to console my wife by saying how much you value an activity like this and that it may be that you are not personally aware of our request.
I just thought that through this comment on your column, we can air our disappointment for the foregoing incident and with a hope that a similar incident will not happen again to anybody in some future time, and that, your staff’s support on this advocacy is far more relevant in achieving our country’s true economic progress.
We would be pleased to hear your positive action on our comment.
Mabuhay and God bless!
Just one note- Michael Jackson is to pop music, not basketball; Michael Jordan is.
One thought on “copying” or ”duplicating:”
First, it is easier and more pragmatic – why reinvent the wheel when it’s running well? The popular belief is: if one can be successful and wealthy in one area, anybody can be successful and wealthy in that same area, too! That could probably be the reason why there are a lot of actor-hopefuls who ignore the long lines, auditioning for Starstruck, Star in a Million, Star Circle, American/Philippine Idol, etc., precisely because others have tried, and proved that entertainment truly brings success and wealth! But of course, not everyone who auditioned succeed; others failed, too (and there were more of them!) The point is, if you have what it takes, go ahead! Restraining yourself to put- up a sari-sari store just because your neighbors have already gone ahead of you is self-limiting.
That unique skill and ability you’re talking about is already within you. You do not have to find it; what you need is the courage to show it! To believe in it! – and that courage is the one that will separate you from the rest of the crowd, who, just like you have that “unique skill,” but are afraid, and are probably too shy to show it of.
They won! Thanks to you guys who promoted them! They will be leaving for Thailand on Dec 8. So do watch out for as they write and blog their adventures
I very much like the premise of the novel. Using folk themes is a rich vein to mine. I hope it does very well. I have just published a novel, Angela 1: Starting Over, which does not use folk themes, but is nonetheless rooted in basic American life, which prides itself on “progress” but is no different really from life everywhere: human relationships and power struggles. If interested in knowing more, please visit my web site. I also invite you to read my blog at http://www.davidabedford.aegauthorblogs.com. Thanks!
Congratulations, Ana on winning your 2nd belt! You did it again! Another honor and pride for all of us your kababayan. Mabuhay ka! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!
Great job, guys! I would like to echo Sen. Legarda’s comment on your passion to lead, young as you are, is indeed an inspiration to all of us.
Looking forward to hear more about you. More power and success to both of you!
wow!!!a Filipina to excel in boxing.. that’s good!
Kaya naman po talaga natin lahat eh. Iba ata ang mga NoyPis.
Greetings, We are thankful that many people especially therapist and psychology work together to help parents with special kids, we in the Philippines are also handling kids with different disability.
We would like to ask if you have list of school available there for autism, one of my student will be migrated, and the parents needs school for his son, He is now 14 years old.
May the Lord Bless you .. Merry Christmas from Shepherd of Faith Kids, from Binan, Laguna, Philippines.
this is stupid! we have budget for education and we have budget for the police! just do your f***g job and don’t mess things up! kaya di umaasenso puro papogi! gawin nyo trabaho niyo maayos, hayaan nyo gawin ng decs trabaho nila!
Aren’t humans amazing Animals? They kill wildlife – birds, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice and foxes by the million in order to protect their domestic animals and their feed.
Then they kill domestic animals by the billion and eat them. This in turn kills people by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative – and fatal – - health conditions like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and cancer.
So then humans spend billions of dollars torturing and killing millions of more animals to look for cures for these diseases.
Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals.
Meanwhile, few people recognize the absurdity of humans, who kill so easily and violently, and once a year send out cards praying for “Peace on Earth.”
~Revised Preface to Old MacDonald’s Factory Farm by C. David Coates~
Check out this informative and inspiring video on why people choose vegan: http://veganvideo.org/
Also see Gary Yourofsky: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bagt5L9wXGo
From all of us here in Kane County, Utah (Kanab) we would like to congratulate on your run! What an exciting adventure, you are truly an optimist!
Visitor Center Coordinator
Kane County Office of Tourism
This only shows how empowered women are in the Philippines
make it 3. the representative of trowel foundation, leo rosario, is an alumni of uplb.
Go! Go! Pinoy!
We can do,we can compete,we can be successful.
Tell the world the Filipino engineering talent.
Bravo and more power.
thank you for reminding us to save 20% of our active income, I couldn’t agree more. I always save money for the rainy days. Christmas is about the joy and love of Jesus Christ to us, born in a very humble manger to a poor but loving parents. We can celebrate Christmas in a very simple way, no elaborate showdown. Filipinos are very prayerful people (which I’m so proud of) and loves to eat. Like all the Filipinos around the world, my family will celebrate Christmas by attending church mass first then eating noche buena together. Merry Christmas and Happy & Prosperous New Year to all !!
news like this inspire us to become better filipinos..better people..many thanks to this couple sana dumami pa lahi nila..and may God bless them many times over so they can help more people.many thanks!
Indeed stories like this one truly inspire others to do the same. This is the reason I really appreciate and grateful that this site was created. It is a place where we can share the good news of generosity, self sacrifice and love for others of countless Filipinos around the world for their countrymen in RP.
i just wanna ask where can we actually buy the mobile phone??? we badly need it please…..
I have just posted a 3,100-word-long essay on Charice’s winning this Oprah award on my website; you may want to check it out: http://pinoycinderella.blogspot.com/.
Would like also to promote Laguna Province. Hope I could join a training re: promoting Laguna. Can you give me contact to the tourism industry trainors. Thank you..:-)
Her efforts must be awarded, in any form. Thank God we have such teachers. Regards to the writer, Mr. Hannibal Talete
Where can we buy this Cory-Ninoy Mobile Phone, please!!!!!
I’m not Catholic, but I admire the legacies of Ninoy & Cory. If I buy this phone with Ninoy & Cory model, could I delete from the memory all Catholic prayers? Thanks
hello, i would like to ask where can i buy this “ninoy-cory” mobile phone coz i so it in kay ganda ng umaga segment i like it especialy the prayers coz d2 sa saudi eh wala kaming prays for catholic meron d2 eh for muslim lang sana maka hanap ako dyan sa pinas kung saan ako makakabili para pls lang salamat ule dominic
It’s great to see Ayesa as part of the cast of “Burn the Floor”. However, another Pinoy has been with BTF for a few years, the terrific and masterful drummer Henry Soriano. But, he doesn’t get any respect because it is a dance show. Too bad! He is partly responsible for the success of the show.
When will it be shown?!Ü
congrats po! yan ang pinay galing pa rin!
Congratulations! Another history in the making for our kababayan! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!
Congratulations! You are now a world class, Charice. Keep your feet on the ground.
Galing, galing! Let’s hope 2010 will be a fantastic year for all Pinoys!
You bring honor to the Philippines when people lose hope with our country because of too much corruption by the government. Keep it up.
Way to go in continuing placing Pinoys on the map of the fashion world. Mabuhay to the likes of Monique Lhuilier and Jay Sario!!!
i just recently bought a ninoy cory phone, and i really like it a lot especially aquino menu. i am learning a lot about their heroism. i especially like the letters ninoy wrote from his prison cell to his family members. great work! congrats to the one who conceptualized this phone. and thank you to my phone for offering it a cheap price. by the way, i have the qwerty and it is really great!
Hi!!!!!I just want to ask where We can buy this cory mobile. I need it so badly. I like the phone so much. pls…….. thanks a lot
,i love that show,iron chef america, and i know how good chef they are…congrats Ms/Mrs.Comerford….ur great!!
well thats good, but let me ask this question.. i have my elder sister living in California since 2005 IS SHE CAN MAKE A PETITION TO ME?
Great article. One correction.. The correct spelling of the current Deputy Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ name is Diwa Guinigundo and not Gunigundo.
Article corrected. Thanks for pointing that out Bayani.
I totally agree. It was so cool when that kid Makisig Morales became famous in the Philippines, very filipino and very makisig. Names with actual meanings are so cool. I detest the combination of the parents name as a name for their kids, so self serving and inconsiderate.
proudly lasallian. proudly pinoy. i’m sure it’ll do well this 2011. go go go!!!
mabuhay ang pinoy!
Great job guys, helping publicize this.
naalala ko tuloy nung nag aaral pa ako sa baguio..mataas ang respesto namin sa mga kaklase naming mga ‘highlanders’ dahil may sarili pa silang identity especially with their surnames..unlike their grandparents with native full names some of my classmates – christian first names but with a true filipino surname..nakakatuwa dahil kwento ng isang kaibigan..pg hinanap nyo ako sa bontoc mt province di kilala ang pangalan ko na melchora but in my native name..
What worries me is that this column is written in a self congratulatory manner.
I just watch the season’s premiere today. Well i hope he wins. It’s going to be BIG for him if he does. Ive been watching the show since season 3 and im glad i have someone to look forward to this time. Happy Sinulog!
Congratulations, Davao City! If Davao City can do it, why can’t our cities do the same. I hope other cities follow, specially Manila.
Just want to find out what Mr. Luna meant from this:
I don’t need business as much as the business may need me because I am in close contacts with a good number of senatorial candidates from competing parties. Inquiring mind just want to find out…thanks.
That’s good news! I hope that it will create more jobs in the country which will eventually stop the looming number of unemployed Filipinos. I just wish that aside from Foreign investors, more Filipino-owned companies will rise as well.
Proud to be Dabawenyo! ^_^
That is great that this area will be protected. I hope to visit someday.
Good job jay for winning at episode 2…. Mabuhay!!!
Congratulations to those 16 outstanding individuals who were chosen and awarded by the People Asia Magazine as the “2010 People of the Year”. Especially to the 2009 CNN Hero. ^_^
You all deserved to be recognized, guys ^_^ Keep it up and YOU GUYS ROCK \m/(^_^)\m/
Anyway, hope you can visit my blog, too. Thanks ^_^
I’m afraid you have the WRONG PICTURE of General Ecarma. The picture above is that of General Sabban, current commander of the Philippine Marine Corps. General Ecarma is currently the Corps’ deputy commandant and concurrent commander of Marine Forces Southern Philippines. Should you need a copy of his picture, I would be more than happy to provide you with one. Thanks. =)
Sorry for the error. Yes, please send us the correct photo so we can have it replaced. In the meantime, we’re using the photo above as a temporary fix. Thank you.
That is the photo of General Natalio Ecarma. I should know, he is my elder brother. Who is NCA Ecarma ? identify yourself please. Thank you GNP. mabuhay ang pilipinas.
Thank you both. The photo displayed above is the right one. We did however have the wrong one displayed earlier, and NCA ECARMA pointed the error out to us. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.
GNP is using the above photo temporarily until we get a better one. As you can see, the photographer’s watermark is all over it. If any of you can send us a better one it will be greatly appreciated.
I already sent a message to the GNP team thru email. Attached to the message are photographs to choose from. Thank you for making the necessary changes. Good day and more power!
The photo has now been updated. Thank you NCA Ecarma.
Constancio, I think I know who the NCA Ecarma is, take note of the initials hehe, this is your sibling guess who..
Si Nathan Charles Ecarma? Chucky. E sinong sibling ka ? Si Renato? Anyway the picture is now the right one. Mabuhay ang Pilipinas! Taas noo ang Pilipino !to
Unfortunately, it was not. I booked for this flight already. Paid and Confirmed. At January 29, we observed that all the International destinations were removed from their booking form (website). So then we questioned why. We called their hotline at 855-3333 and inquired about our flight. We were then informed that all the Singapore flights were cancelled due to the lack of the neccessary operational requirements for the airline to fly internationally until further notice. With this being said, how come they were able to issue press statements and even allowed booking when they are not yet authorized to fly to Singapore?!? I hate the fact that they just scammed all those clients who booked their flight with them and paid them already.
this day is the scheduled flight from singapore to manila via Zest air yet we were not informed regarding the cancellation of flights. we sent a lot of inquiries and emails to them yet no reply. how can this be? after so much advertisements and etc? how incompetent. we demand for a refund and valid explanation regarding this. Zestair should be liable for the inconvenience brought by their failure. We even have a connecting flight to davao yet everything was spoiled. what a shame to Zestair. I demand for a n immediate action for this matter.
i share for the same sentiments as those who were disappointed by mediocre service of zest air. my husband was booked on feb 13 – feb 16 sin-mla. unfortunately, because they did not pass a certain requirement for Singapor, all flights were cancelled. Now they cannot give us a certainty of whether a full refund or an airline transfer is possible. this airline really sucks.
Manny Pacquiao is the best fighter in the world we know that but full of intrigue. And we know aside of more intrigue Manny Pacquiao is still strong and he concentrate his boxing.
That’s all i’m just share my message to everyone para malaman ng boung mundo ang comments ko.
The fame of Efren Reyes began when he won the US Open Nine Ball Championship in 1994 by defeating Nick Varner in the finals. He was the first non-American ever to win the event. imagine FIRST EVER!!! ahha..
Thank you for this very informative article although it would have been a lot better if there are more information written about these government offices. Thousands of people are looking for these types of articles and i hope you keep writing more about it.
i do love this website,as a matter of fact i alwys visit your site without knowing who’s the genius behind all of these until i watched spoon on net25!!!Aha Rico Hizon, the first filipino broadcast journalist to hug the untouchable shores of international broadcast companies huh?,,,,me,filpinos and the entire philippines is so proud of you.one day, i like also to become a pride of our country,our inangbayan,in my own field,in my own way,,,god bless you and your family–your fan
mabuhay ka cabalen were truly proud of you…..
Thank you for your comment.
The different government offices have very good and seemingly complete websites:
my first time to visit this site, and thank you, ‘spoon’ and janice de belen, for guesting rico hizon in your program. rico was such a character, that i was amused at how he spoke proudly of being a filipino! it’s my first time to see such a person who is so proud of his nationality, nakakahawa sya…..thanks for telling us this website, very enlightening and nakapag-papagaang ng kalooban….more power………
The solar exhibit in our university- Central Philippine University was a succes. Thanks to all who cooperate.
Dear Atty. Gurfinkel
I am a 21 year old male got denied last August 2009 with my 2 siblings with our tourist B2 visa application and only our parents got approved.
My parents use had used their visa after they got approved and after they’ve been to US and came back home they applied us to a Canadian Tourist visa and all of us got approved and now we will try to apply again to a us tourist visa this coming february 19 (our interview). does the AFFIDAVIT OF SUPPORT of my parents and our Canadian Visa with the itinerary will help to increase our chances for approval of our visa?
Hoping for youy immediate response.
LOL. two filipinos working on it doesn’t make it Pinoy-made. wtf you guys
Please report accurately, without hype or exaggeration. Two Filipinos on the production team does not mean Filipinos MADE this movie. Did they make it alone? Was no one else involved? This article certainly made it seem so. Let us acknowledge achievement without making it appear that we fought the battle single-handedly.
ibelieve in it.
pinoy na hindi tinatatwa na siya ay Pilipino…noyping ! tunay
as you describe it… not Filipino made… you still have to confirm though whether this two guys still proudly identify themselves as Filipinos
The real twitter account of Angel Locsin is @143redangel and NOT @AngelLocsin.
Also, the real account of Daniel Razon on twitter is @DanielRazon and NOT @KuyaDanielRazon
Thanks for the feedback Ren. Corrections have been applied.
This is a good news indeed. Another door of opportunities open again for Filipinos. I just hope job openings from various companies will continue to pour so the country will eventually recovers from the employment crisis that we have right now.
Hi, my name is Don Tagala and I’d like to find out how I can get in touch with Dr. Maxine Grace de la Cruz
Thanks so much
BPO is the perfect jpb opportunity for the filipinos.. no doubt in the future, the Philippines will be no.1 in outsourcing
Great! more and more Filipino Offshore Outsourcing Staffs will be hired here in the Philippines. And a chance for infosys to expand further. Very informative post!
Yeah, you are right Rodney. It is good news for RP people especially a lot of people now are jobless.
I think it about time for Nora Aunor to be sikat again!!!!! I really like her
Inasmuch as I am proud of our Pinoy talents abroad (whether or not they themselves are proud of their ethnicity), I do agree with the points raised that they didn’t MAKE the movie. They may have helped greatly, but that doesn’t mean that the movie was solely their achievement. It is an insult to the other talented people who helped make this brilliant movie possible.
kongratulisyon kon sila nga ay nagpapakilang mga pinoy sana ibandera nila silaý pinoy,swerte?
we are so proud of you!!!
you are one of a kind that we would honor and praise.
Indeed Ms. Nora Aunor is one and only SUPERSTAR of the Philippine movies. Ms. Nora Aunor started a big twist in philippione cinema from mestiza looks, tall, sexy and pretty face to original looks of real Filipina . Ms. Nora Aunor’s beauty is incomparable because of her well shape nose (wala peke sa mukha niya) the real beauty not to mention of her real white teeth. If its true that she’ will undergo a facial lift well, its timely because of her age. The artistas today should be thankful of Ms. Nora Aunor if not for her the artistas of today who are short in height, not so beautiful because of palakasan to be in showbiz. She is the actress, the real sense of the word.
This is very nice! I hope we could nail our first Olympics Medal in the 2012 Olympics!
Ms. Nora Aunor is always gonna be the most amazing ,unique ,kind ,gentle, generous ,considerate ,and loving person in the world.My family relatives all over the world espescialy my mother Lolita Selleza in the Philippines, she very much love Nora Aunor all her life.I do believe , SHE ‘s ONE OF A KIND., its about time for her to continue to do more goodthings for her fans and for the world. I LOVE YOU . Ms. Nora Aunor
God Bless You,and Take Care
Emmy Selleza ( Victoria, BC. Canada )
True. But what benefit has it brought to the Caramoanons? There is little to show in terms of how Survivor is benefitting the Caramoanons. If at all, the people involved in the filming have despoiled the paradise that is Caramoan. They build their sets with little or no regard for the environment, cutting trees, impacting the flora and fauna. ( Go there and see for yourself the utter disregard for the environment.) Tourism yes, but not at the expense of the sensitive and diverse ecology and the unique habitat in and around Caramoan. And what of the fisherfolk, the farmers and their families who see and feel little benefit from all the hype and hoopla.
Congratulations to all the new scholars. It’s your time to shine once more. Let everyone know that you are indeed worthy of the award.
Nora Aunor is incomparable superstar of the Philippine cinema; She is the only Phenomenal Superstar .one of a kind, she deserves al d good things for her career, timely comeback ate guy, go go go superstar , mabuhay k .
Kudos to Cebu for retaining the top emerging outsourcing destination for the second year in a row.
Currently, the local government, private business and academe sectors are determined to develop Cebu’s potential so that it will be no longer just ‘emerging’ but an ‘established’ choice for off-shore outsouring.
That’s good news indeed! Baler is truly a good place to visit. If you’re going there, why not consider traveling to Nueva Ecija too? It’s near Baler and there’s a lot of things to see and delicious food to eat. Try “gatas ng kalabaw” and other exotic delicacies.
Good job, Wayne!
Good job, Wesley!
Great news. Thousands of students will graduate this coming April, it will be sad if these newly grads will just end up to be bum after they get their degree.
el Nido is one of the best places to visit in the world. I’ve never been there but I’ve read so much about it that I included it as one of my dream place to visit this year. Wow! El Nido is indeed a Philippines’ gem.
It’s high time that the youth take an active part in the fight to preserve our ecosystem. More power to the group!
It’s always heartening to know that other nationalities have a special fondness for Filipino children. I am strongly in support of this kind of undertaking.
I have always been a fan of Wesley So. I have seen him play in a chess tourney held at a popular shopping mall located along EDSA and I swear that he reeks of talent. Keep it up, kiddo!
congrats,yur the best only superstar.NORA AUNOR,theres no one else 2 b compare….yur the one.god blss waiting 4 yur comeback……….
Hmm, would you guys know if our case is already processing? My dad is the one who was petitioned by my grandfather last Sept. 1992. Last January 2010, he received a letter from USCIS (or visa center???) requiring him to send a reply with the correct address to be used or address of the agent to be used (in case we use an agent) where the visa center will send the required “packets”. By packets, does this mean Visa Packets? As per the letter that we got, we’re supposed to receive a reply within 4-6weeks, its been about 4weeks already since we sent the reply…hmmm…any opinions?
It’s good to see the grant money being put to good use.
Wow! That’s good news. More investors means more jobs for Filipinos!
Kudos to Ms. Cruz, great achievement indeed for herself and for the country.
I hope maging sincere ang local govs ntin sa mga clean up drive and wag NINGAS CUGON. And sa mga tao who live in shanty areas…. mahalin natin ang kapaligiran en ang Pilipinas. Not just because hindi un ang tinubuan nyong lugar doesnt mean pde na itong dumihan at babuyin. Lets love our mother earth dahil gaganti ito kpag sinalaula. Basurang itinapon nyo babalik din sa inyo. Buti sna kung sa inyo lang eh sa amin din. PEACE!
Can i have her contact details?
Great job, Enrique!
The Philippines has the secret beauty that the nearby countries should know the highlights of our sleeping country. I think tourist will have a good experience by visiting our country. I recommend tourist to go from South to North of the country, thats Boracay as our standing ovation to Batanes. Just be sure to bring your camera for capturing the hidden beauty and be part and experience our different culture.
I wish he did his homework and tried to find out the correct way of singing our National Anthem. He sang it like a ballad and that’s not right. I wish Filipinos would pay more attention and not be ignorant of our own National Anthem.
Wow. I just hope they also contribute or extend help to the people in need in the country. They are not politicians and are private people but I wished that they also have the heart to help their co-Filipinos to strive what they have achieved.
It’s been my annual treat to myself to at least visit 2-3 one of the best tourist destinations in the country and I must say that I’ve never feel any disappointments with what I saw and experienced. Sure that more beautiful attractions are can be seen abroad but there are more to see here in the Philippines.
I agree. the governent should impose more clean-up drives and create laws that will protect the environment. Well, they should act as well, and not just create and create laws.
Wow! Whatta good news! well, Pinoys are exceptionally great cooks. I hope more pinoy chefs will get this kind of recognition. So proud to be pinoy! Kudos!
Wow! I would love to see it soon. I heard that Bukidnon is also a nice place to visit this summer. Great place, great food and very warm people. Keep posting this kind of article. It’ll help boost our tourism industry. Nice one.
been in mt.apo sometime in march 2006, holy week for sure, wish i was able to see mt.parag too so i could see the flower. i was amaze with the flowers in one of the campsite in mt.apo. it’s like a hidden paradise..
Manila Hotel is not just a fine class hotel It is also historical. It became home of the most elite and most powerful people who visit the country over the past years. I hope Manila Hotel will restore its image of being one of the finest hotels in Asia or maybe in the World.
i also give myself a break from a year of working. i always make sure that i can climb mountain at least once a year. actually my group planned to conquer the top 5 highest peaks in the Philippines, we have made 2, mt.apo and mt.pulag, the rest is yet to organize..
ang ganda ng pilipinas
super good news pilipinas! that’s make me even more proud being pinay! keep up pinoy! keep the faith..god bless
This can be found in Antique also.
MABUHAY it is the pride of the filipino artist to have the legendary superstar good luck ms aunor im proud of you.
Yes, she is the one and only SUPERSTAR in the philippines nobody beat her. She’s real person not plastic like other actress.
What a great idea! I hope our own people would purchase them too, and not just the foreign tourists.
ipagpatuloy at itaguyod ang kagalingan, mabuhay po kayo!
we need more people like her who are advocates for a greater majority who needs to be helped.
This is really a good news for unemployed workers! No need for them to get out of the country just to earn a living!
Hi! i am 37 yr old from nueva ecija. i am suffering from myopia for almost 15 years now. my eye’s grade is 350. do i still have a chance to get my eyes corrected? but my very much concern is how much would it cost me if both my eyes would be corrected. thank you very much for the information..
how much is the cost for this procedure? i am very much interested for I am a farsighted person.
I always thought Fish would marry well. I remember her well when I lived overseas.
it should be BORACAY! People from Manila should stop calling Boracay Bora..Bora is in Tahiti, not RP!
Fish Leong is Malaysian not Taiwanese although she become more famous in Taiwan.
Congratulations to the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism! I personally feel that you have made such tremendous contribution towards a more transparent Philippines. I’m hoping to read more of your works.
Bora Bora is in Tahiti dum dum.They don’t own the word “Bora”! *sigh*… colonial mentality at work… it’s still boracay, it’s just a shortcut. like text instead of “short messaging service”. Do you say “text” or “Short Messaging Service”, or “call” instead of “telephone”? baka magalit din sa’yo si alexander graham bell & Matti Makkonen nyan! haha
Sige deal tayo, bawal ka magsabi ng “text” mo ‘ko or “call” me ha.. i won’t call boracay it’s “bora” nickname din… ano nga pala nickname mo that your mom calls you? bawalan mo din sya ha!
HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE MARIA:
Mar, 3 letters nalang, ishoshort cut mo pa. (Sigh). It’s okay to say text rather than short messaging service or for call instead of telephone for convenience but not Bora for Boracay…Im a resident of Aklan for two decades and we are annoyed by people who are lazy enough not to call our beautiful Boracay properly. Know your geography. It’s not colonial mentality to say something of great importance properly, it;s national pride.
It’s Boracay not Bora. Please call it that way.
Proud to be a filipino, at least by swithcing off our lights for sixty minutes, we help in saving our mother earth. . .
I think people are so dense in pointing what’s wrong and what’s right. It’s not like he burned the flag.
Give it to Arnel for performance that was not bad at all.
FYI Maria, Boracay has no nicknames! Would you like people calling you Mar, Ari, or Ria without your approval. Residents of Malay, Aklan never gave that lazy nickname to their place so other people who don’t share that sense of pride that they have don’t have the right to call any names to something that means a lot to them!
hi, we would like to try the Pacific Little Secret for our summer outing, where can we inquire for the bookings,? any contact numbers?. THe numbers posted 0822351325 and 09177477637 are not accessible
I am a resident of Aklan and I hate it when other folks say bora-bora instead of Boracay. The Philippines is an achipelago for the reason that it has 7,107 islands. Boracay is one of the islands and it made the Philippines famous. Can you say it out loud “Boracay!”
my father needs to do cataract surgery with known case of diabetes type 1.how much this surgery cost?
Congratulations to GMA-7 and to my fellow cabalen Kara and to all the staff of i-Witness for winning the most prestigious award in the land,you always amazed us with your talents and dedications to work Mabuhay kayo!!!!! God bless Us All Pinoys… proud PinoY
Thanks for featuring Samal Island. The island is really nice and ideal for especially this summer vacation.
I am very thankful and pleased to learn about this great news. I love watching documentaries, esp. GMA-7′s I-Witness, whenever I have time.
This prestigious international award is truly an honor not only for Kara, I-Witness, and GMA-7, but also for the country and the Filipinos here and abroad.
Congratulations to Kara, the I-Witness team, and GMA-7!
@ maria, laziness is one of the seven capital sins. Boracay should not be called bora! you authorize you and those lazy folks to call it that way?
How much do eye LASIK surgery costhere in the Philippines, does this procedure really safe?
I want to also know the price for cataract surgery, I wanted my sister’s eyes corrected so she can see well again. Thank you
Soon the Philippines will take the No. 1 from India because of the good reputation they maintain and the quality of work they give to their clients.
but still we lagged behind our asian neighbors. our population is growing at a faster speed, thanks to the corrupt and crooked politicians who are doing nothing.
isn’t this event finish already and charice aleady sang there last april 13??????????????
it would help the RP’s business growth and more specially the people in the country they can learn more language and can earn income from it.
Nice post about BPO multinational firms.
it would be better if corruption and red tape in the govt should be eradicated to have real economic growth. overpopulation and uneven distribution of economic growth should also be addressed.
I would just like to comment on the statement that Hagonoy, as one of the three areas, was transformed from a conflict zone into PDC’s because as far as I could remember from the time I grown up since childhood to present and based on the story of the elders, Hagonoy is and was not a conflict zone. This statement might create bad impression of our town Hagonoy. People of Hagonoy would not agree with on this statement.
but the question: are customers aware of this? do we really practice this? in a small town of sta barbara, iloilo, plastics are not allowed in the public market. istead, we use bayong or buri made baskets. hopefully other towns and cities will follow too.
i am a filipina who is legally separated, can my american citizen boyfriend file a fiance visa?
i only read annulment for those eligible.. but my boyfriend keeps insisting its possible..
i would just like to know bcoz im going to do either of the two and i have strong grounds for legal separation more than for an annulment..
thankyou for your time..
much love and support for your site and help for us
Now we have a leader to be proud of. Ang galing! sana we can have more leaders to be recognize abroad. I also wish that Santos will help our Filipino kababayan there in US and also here in the Philippines.
dear atty gurfinkel,
i’m a filipino who is now a green card holder. i was married to a filipina who is an american ctizen den. she petitioned me and stayed in america for 10 months. i went back to the philippines because the truth is i dont love her. the real story was, the day we are going to marry while the jugde was talking to us thats the only time i knew that she already was married to an american and got divorce. while on the process of divorcing with his ex husband she kept this a secret. on the day of our wedding i saw her papers the judge read it and i was shocked to know that he already is married once but bec everything was there already my family and hers i just said yes even if my intention was to cancel the wedding. by that time, my love was gone but still i went to america with her. for 10 months of stay i regret going with her. i regret saying yes and now my life is ruined by that big mistake. i stayed in the philippines dec. 27, 2006 till feb 22, 2010. now im back in america. i want to divorce her but i still dont have a job and im staying with my sister. pls help me i dont know wat to do? any legal advice? are there free lawyers given by government to help those who cant afford it? the truth is thats my other problem. secondly, how can i file my citizenship? how many months of stay do i have to wait before filing my citizenship? do i still nid the help of the person who petitioned me before i will file my divorce or since were not together for almost 4 years do i still need her or her approval if ever i file my citizenship? pls help me… thank you very much sir
The nature of the current Nursing education, where generalist are being produced, hinders this project. Nursing schools produces nurses that will need to specialize after getting their PRC license.
If the current curriculum allow the graduates to specialize in a certain field, then Right away we can proceed to entrepreneurship giving specialized care or nursing practice to whom ever needs it.
the reason why other profession can go right away to entrepreneurship, like midwifery, Medical doctor, architecture, engineering, is that they have specific mastered skills to offer. But the broad field of nursing and the lack of undergrad specialization gives less confidence to most nurses to go to business offering nursing care.
Dear Atty Gurfinkel:
I am from the Philippines. My preference category is F3; priority date is 14April 1993; my case no. is MNL-1993644059.
May I inquire if how many more years will I have to wait. My father is 85 yrs. old now and still in the US. He wants to go home as soon as all our petitions will all be released. My five single sisters are currently working on their papers. I am the only one who is married.
Thank You and More Power!
Very Respectfully yours,
Verification and questions about the clustered precincts in Mindanao State University was approved by the COMELEC and last night it was decentralized for the resons of money involvement received by the COMELEC officials assigned in Lanao del Sur. The source of information was gathered last night and we do not know how true is this but what can COMELEC say for this statement. If this is true COMELEC is not an office as mediator about elections but a illogical an immodest office which need to abolished if I would ask so.
Good Day Sir/ Madam,
I’m Mr. Francis Y. Suazo 28 yrs old residing in #44 Ibaba St. Brgy. Dayap Calauan, Laguna Philippines.
Presently i was employed in Grand Villa Resort and Restaurant herein Tranca Bay, Laguna I have been here for almost 3 yrs. until now, we conducted here function like wedding, debut, conference, team building and other training and seminar. I’m past learner, honest and hardworking with perseverance. I sent this email because im looking for a new job to expand my knowledge and experience that i have learned here and to pursue my career growth. Im still hoping that you have available slot in Singapore as a waiter.
Please try to open my attachment profile below this message for my further evaluation that could fit to my job specification.
Thank you very much and hoping for you immediate response.
Mr. Francis Y. Suazo
This is a tourist place because it’s having a lot of Islands so many people from diffrent countries come here for tours and enjoy their holidays.
baket parehas yung picture for no. 1 and no. 2…
Fixed. Thanks for the heads up Elmer.
No doubt! Charice is really one of the best performers of this generation. She has such a wonderful voice compared to Bianca Ryan who cannot hit high notes as Charice’s can. Good luck to you Charice, just keep your feet on the groud and I know you’ll go further!
good mornin’!,. hw u doin’? for me the best 5 airport is 1. iloilo airport
2. davao international airport
3. new bacolod silay airport
4. mactan- cebu int’l airport
5. naia terminal 3
Wow, that is really an achievement. It is good to be a Pinay when you hear achievements as this.
My Priority date is March 8, 1999 and last year I did receive papers under F2A category and did not know that I need to opt out until I got interviewed by the consular officer in the U.S. Embassy and denied of visa because my petition will be converted to F1 and was told to opt out, which I did and was approved under F2B. My priority date is now current and don’t know how to process it. Will I need to tell the NVC or go to the US Embassy Manila first. Since I opted out, will there be discrepancies in applying because I was not originally under the F2B. Thanks for your help.
This is good! I pray that corruption is eradicated and our basic services are to be improved so that our competitiveness rating will be that of our Asian neighbors.
It’s time that somebody from asia is get recognized in the u.s.
Asia truly has a lot of talented artists.
We hope that charice with her great voice and charm can conquer the u.s. market.
Please extend my congratulations to Atty Diane Desierto. She was my student in High School at Miriam College. Very proud of you, Diane. God’s blessings with you….
wow………….!were so proud of you and im so proud to be a filipino.im so glad for the filipino like you.go go go pinoys,ipagmalaki natin sa buong mundo na tayo ay filipino.goodbless to you and goodluck
bat mabagal mag update – - latest win ng UST singers eh yung sa POLAND..tapos wla pa yung win ni CORTEZA..
Our being laggards to our neighbors, if true, is partly attributable to our often negativistic, pessimistic and cynical thinking or size-up of ourselves (as reflected in media) that we are so. The above is a welcome development.
I want to know if operations have started yet and when?
Where can we book the tickets.
How much is the fare from Manila-Baguio?
Budgeting or some say spending plan is a basic way to properly allocate your hard earned money. You may use it to buy your wants and needs. Set first priority to buy on needs not on wants.
Hi, for me the BEST airport is number 1 is in Davao, 2 is Iloilo, followed by Clark, Bacolod and Cebu. I had been to the airports of Davao, Iloilo and Cebu. Davao’s airport is one of the finest, very elegant yet it retains a rich culture atmosphere. Cebu’s airport is the worst airport, unfriendly staffs and not so spacious terminal. It also has dusty and dirt road outside.
I’m excited to watch this film. Another great movie from Director Chito Rono.
I can’t agree that we have not yet raised a great president who can make us believe that we can be a strong nation. We have had great presidents and leaders. The only problem is, by our habitual negative predisposition and high expectations, we don’t acknowledge them. Ironically, that is what GNP intends to solve.
why not have a BUSINESS INCUBATION CENTER in each municipality and city..para dun sa mga gustong mag start ng negosyo eh hinde na kailangang pumunta sa DOST or DTI..tapos yung feasibility studies ng mga iba’t ibang schools eh dapat open sa public..
Corrections: Lea played Eponine in the 10th Anniversary of Les Miserables at the Royal Albert Hall – and not the 20th Anniversary. Also, the 25th Anniversary concert in O2 will be held on Oct. 3 at 7pm. Not O2.
Please be careful with your facts next time. Thanks!
There are two types of sampaguita grown in the Philippines. In San Pedro and Santa Cruz in Laguna, farmers commercially grow the single-petal type, which is less fragrant but flowers almost all year round.
Establishing a business is a great feat. You need a lot of perseverance, knowledge, money and time. Thanks to PLDT for helping our country and our fellow Filipinos to venture out in business building. Philippines needs many entrepreneurs who will shape our economy and will provide jobs for our countrymen. I’m beginning to establish my business in the future.
Ang lupit pa rin ni Maestro!
Keep it up Sir!
good luck idol!
Oh, there’s a Young Eponine and then there’s Eponine. : )
I’m very excited for the anniversary and very proud to have our Lea in the concert.
I wonder why Ayala Corporation not included in the top 2000 companies in the world. Anyway, congrats to these 3 Philippine companies.
maganda ang film pinagbidahan ng gma kapuso star abs engot
Fly high pinoy!
Hi! My parents are awaiting for their Interview at the US Embassy here in Manila. The were petitioned by my Uncle in United States as an Immigrant.
Me and my parents have decided that they adopt 2 of my children (5 and 6 years old) due to some personal reasons. How would this affect their application? Is there a possibility that they could bring with them 2 of my kids in the US once their appication ia approved?
Is is advisable that they wait for their Visa approval first before processing the Adoption papers?
I’ve been working here in S.Korea for the past 3 years and I notice that Koreans really like dried mangoes and banana chips from Philippines. They said it has unique and delicious taste compared to other products from SE Asia.
cool! parang sa QC underpass din, mas astig nga lang ito sa makati
a lot of businesses area ctually outsourcing on philippine call centers due to low labor as well as overhead costs… plus the workforce in the country is very educated
We always heard conflicts, wars, corruptions etc.in TV, radio, and in newspaper as almost part of our daily lives. However their are rare people in these world of journalism tried their best to let us experienced and breathe hope. with these, I would like to congratulate Mr. Jose Aranas for using his passion in writing as a tool in promoting dialogue, peace and reconciliatiation.
I think Filipinos need more articles like that tackles financial education, financial planning and investing. We need to have more information about these subjects or maybe teach it in school instead of sex education.
Way to go, Charise! Your road to fame is phenominal and un-stoppable. Congratulations! You make me very proud as a Filipino.
Congratulations, guys! More power to you both.
True! It is a must be visited place.
That’s good news for F3 category… Moved by one year! My other siblings’ priority date is Feb 1994, nine months away. Hopefully, they will be current this year..
Congrats Charice, Hope more Pinoys will be recognized in international music scene since we have many talented singers and artists.
Congratulations, Efren! You did it again! Mabuhay ka!
How can you encourage them if you are not protecting them? just asking..Philippines is still a dangerous place for foreigners because there’s no proper facilities and law enforcers to implement protection to foreigners and locals alike.
huh..its a long shot to become the educational hub in the asia-pacific region..that title is for Australia with more than 100,000 foreign students..i agree with the first comment..its dangerous for foreigners to study here because of their high social trust perception..
big applause to a Filipino….proud to be parañaqueña =)
Congratulations, President Noynoy Aquino! Mabuhay ka! Mabuhay ang sambayanang Pilipino!
This is really true as i see so many beautiful and colorful birds in Tagaytay. The other day we have to take care of siblings of Philippine owl just in front of our place in Tagaytay. Something is happening in the nation that flocks of bird are coming here. It is a good sign that more trees were planted.
Ana Julaton is one pride of the Philippines. Keep up and fight. Congrats
Congrats to Philippine team, you deserve to win. Continue to give honor to our country.
it is nice to hear that a world renowned female architect is coming back to her roots, wherein she left her blossoming career just to serve her countrymen hope the new administration will give her a chance….to serve the less fortunate mabuhay ka…..
I was petitioned by my mother (green card holder) under F2B category July 11, 2001 priority date.On April 16, 2010 we completed all the necessary documents and NVC sent me an email that on May 4, 2010 my name (applicant’s name) has been placed on the list of documentarily qualified cases awaiting the availability of visa. They informed me that I will be
contacted when my petition is sent to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate for further processing.’
Approximately how many months or the waiting time for an appointment date to receive from the date the case is “documentarily qualified?”
renewable energy..dapat isa eto sa mga areas na pagtuunan ng bagong administrasyon..in 5 years time mas lalong lalala ang mga brownout sa bansa pg di naagapan ang energy crisis..
naman..baka smoker tong doctor na to..SMOKING is still dangerous to your health regardless if you have COMMON SENSE..
sa dinami daming iexample baket si P-Noy pa..
you can watch in youtube his performance on AGT..and really..he’s got charm on stage..and a good performer..and all the ladies in the audience loves him..
i like what she said:
“A happy house is a place that doesn’t feel cold and impersonal. It’s a home that serves as an extension of the homeowner’s personality. It’s a house that can actually be lived in.”
Well done, Luigi! We wish you well as you chase the American Dream. Mabuhay ka!
pasensya na po…it wasn’t the doctor who said that and probably the doctor is NOT A SMOKER (we do not know). You are so right that smoking is dangerous to anybody’s health. That is not a debatable issue.
It’s just that it was the “talk of the day” when the article was written so P-Noy example was used. We also have to accept that P-Noy stated that he believes that the stress of stopping to smoke now is more dangerous to his health than continuing to smoke.
We apologize for the sensitivities touched by this example. It was completely inadvertent.
Please check Charice interview again. Nobody said she will be in the Teen Vogue cover.
my mother became a us citizen last may, thus my status change from f2b to f1? thanks.
very safe answer: she tunes in to A.S.A.P. XV on The Filipino Channel or Party Pilipinas on GMA Pinoy TV
What will be the process and needed documents for our petition. My 2 brothers and myself were petitioned by our mother with a priority date of April 2004 under the family based category 2B. I noticed that every month one year is advanced in the visa bulletin the reason I’m asking this information. Is there any website we can get this info?
Hoping for your response.
Thanks and God Bless!
huh! yes! yung idol ko bibisita sa pinas,,,chance to see my idol personaly… wow titanic hearth rob keep up the good work
di ko magets why do we really need to boost out relationship to spain. come to think of it,!!! did Spain apologized already about the pain, rape, harasment, killing’s, maltreatment, etc. ginawa nila dati sa ating mga kababayan, all wrongs that inflicted upon our kababayan’s. and yet we still try to promote their language. we are still under colonial minded!!!! tanong ko lang kung ano ang magagandang bagay na nagawa ng Spain sa ating Bansa?????? open your mind’s friends….
Oh. Congrats to the Team who made it. I hope to see more Filipino-developed games. I can only recall one PC game, Anito.
why the hotel rates are higher for non-Filipino citizens, if it will be
the same rate, maybe you’ll encourage more balikbayans or other tourist.
Wow! This is really good source of fuel for electricity and its common and locally available. Hope government will develop this kind of technology.
To be recognized abroad and to showcase the excellent skills of our director and artists (and others behind the camera) to the world goes to show that Philippines continue to churn good artist in spite of our tragedies. That talent knows no boundaries. And for those who have an eye and recognize such talent are also worth the accolades!
Mabuhay ang Lola!
sana wag natin ipagpangalandakan bilhin yang t-shirt na yan, maganda na we are proud being filipinos pero pano na po yung mga taong mabababang posisyon katulad ng mga katulong na nagtratrabaho sa ibang bansa na magsusuot nyan? tingin nyu po aangat ang kanilang dignidad o moral? katulong pa rin po sila, kadalasan katulong na po ang tingin nila sa mga pilipino abroad, pero hindi ko nilalahat. dapat world class greenwitch.. marketing strategy po ba yang World Class Pilipinas na yan?!! isipin nyu pinagtatawanan tayu ng ng karatig bansa natin di natin maayos ayos ang bansa natin…
Nakakatuwa malaman ang mga ganitong balita. I remember my high school days when we compete only with other schools. Camela’s achievement is not only for her school but for all Filipinos abroad.
Awesome! They feature young Metal divers. Such a great film.
Life is full of surprises! Congratulations to Madame Helen Limcaoco for such a great job! Being successful in all aspects of her life is miracle and awesome. Your article has motivated me to work more for excellence. I believe that all filipina has the ability and attitude that other women don’t have. Thank you for this good news! More power!
Nice to go thriugh your web page GNP. Becoz of your information regarding BPO business. I am also very
much iterested to set up a BPO .
Wishing you all a good health and every success.
With best regards,
i have a pending petition March 20001 but until now we dont received anything from the Nationa Visa Section. How long will i wait for my appointment.thank you
Saving is the foundation you need to build in order to have financial security and freedom. Investing makes your money grow. Saving and investing is a good combination to a rich Philippines!
No doubt BDO is the No.1 bank in the Philippines but I prefer to bank in BPI.
My mother filed a petition for me and my two brothers. We are under family category: F2B and our priority date was 24Feb2006. We received a letter from NVC (National Visa Center) last October 19, 2009 and stated in the letter that the information concerning our registration is noted. What is the next step and how long we will have to wait? Thank you and God bless.
done..i voted 5 stars..God bless you ms. Venus Raj – - sana good luck charm yung nangyaring brouhaha sau re: dethronement issues..
it is a very good news that you are now opening the singapore-manila route. I have been taking your airlines in going to singapore thru clark international airport.
amazing..second place next to china..wow..thats a great feat..mabuhay sa lahat ng mga participants including their trainors/mentors..
salamat!!! pinasaya mo ang buong pilipinas. kahahangahangang bata. sana marami ka pa maachieve sa buhay. maugmahon baga kami na mga taga bikol nene! ! ! sa nakua mong tagumpay! ! ! mabuhay po ang lahing bikol sa mga taga bula , viva venus raj ! ! ! mabuhay! !
Im a follower of your site and i hope to see more of your post regarding on the topic of family petition updates. tnx!
! I really thought that she had a chance to win the crown until she blew the Q&A portion, which is the most important portion of the pageant. All night, she’s been neck and neck with Ms. Mexico. I think, next time, our candidate should have an interpreter too ( just a thought). I would imagine the difficulty of maintaining composure while trying to come up with the best answer in another language. Overall, good job Ms. Philippines.
congratulations and mabuhay to ms. ma. venus raj for making all filipinos proud and for lifting our spirits..
Venus Raj’s goal was to win the crown not the 4th runner up title; if she had only given a good valid answer instead of a STUPID one, she could have been the winner insted of Ms. Mexico. UGH!!!
Krieger, I beg to differ with you. I think her answer was brilliant. She understood the question perfectly, she just didn’t want to give an answer…. that she considered to be very personal.
My biggest mistake in life is the thought of being poor will lead me nowhere but look at me now, I’m on top of the world representing the Philippines. Ganyan lang ka simple sagot, Miss Universe na sana sya, napakadali ng tanong sa kanya!!!
congratulations ms venus raj, kahit di nyo po nakuha ang crown okay lang po yun you were still able to bring honor to our country. I hope marami pa po kayong mapagtagumpayan. God bless po sa inyo and good luck to your career in life.
Wow, a very rare flower in spite of adversities and in times of adversities. Congrats Ms. Raj! Congrats to the the hardworking and determined Filipina! Your beauty shines as a sign of hope amidst the gloom in our land.
Yeah I guess next time we should provide an interpreter instead, coz it’ll be more easy to speak in our own language most especially with that pageant she seems to be very smart I guess its just with the language barrier she might get nervous that time which is understandable but still better to speak in a tagalog language instead so she could express her thoughts with clarity…. anyway congratulations Venus despite of the nervousness on that pageant u still make it to the 4th place u look very confident… CONGRATZ u deserve the title!!!!
i’m so proud of of venus..she give her best to reprsent our country!!
I’m very proud of you miss JANICE DE BELEN. Keep it up, Power na power ka talaga.
hi, miss venus..happy goodday for you and your good family. im soo proud of you being a filipino im too much happy because even what kind of rank you take all pilipino proud of you. thanks a lot for the good handle name of our country…gud luck for your career..
you deserve it to take that..
@ Deeds, alam mo pala yung sagot and it’s so simple for you to answer it.. eh, di sana ikaw nalang ang sumali.. But i doubt if you we’re qualified…. Ms. Raj do her best and being one of the TOP 5 is a big achievement that any other candidate can have. walang maling sagot sa tanong sa kanya.. hindi ka lang nsatisfy coz your expecting more from her.
how i wish you train more of our students because we can beat china…..
malate catholic school also has many good mathematicians hope you entertain
please! we do not need an interpreter for the miss U pageant! the questions are very simple.. for someone who is not adept in english like Ms. Raj, then by all means the bb. pilipinas comittee should do everything they can to train the candidates next time! for crying out loud we are the number one english-speaking country in Asia and let us not blow that by having an interpreter for the miss U pageant!
Congrats to Venus! I think she did her best despite of all the problems she encountered..Mabuhay ang mga Pilipino!
““The likeness of Philippine flag should never be embroidered or painted on wearing apparel and advertising materials;”
Why not? The UK, The US, does it why not? Is it a form of disrespect? I think not. The two foreign countries I mentioned are economic powers. They know how to use their flags. They turned their flags into power brands. They slap it on shirts, their faces (during a sports event), they slap it on hats, us filipinos proudly wear them. So why not allow printing our flag on the same merchandise? It will promote the Philippines as a brand. It will promote nationalism. It will improve our economy in general.
Collezione’s philippine map and Francis M’s three stars and a sun logo is a testament that we Filipinos are hungry to be identified as Filipinos with those nationalistic designs. Why not use our flag, isn’t that our Country’s logo?
parang mali yung yung title..it should be CONFIRMED NOMINEE not as CONFIRMED CHIEF JUSTICE
akala ko elected na sya as Chief Justice..yung pla CONFIRMED nomination..
if only businessmen do not understate their revenues siguro mas mataas ang growth rate natin taon taon..at hinde understated ang GDP natin..
for sure tataas pa yan kung lalong paiigtingin ng gobyerno ang laban against tax evaders..
thank god it happens before the manila bus hostage,,,,guess this little boys dream will be shuttered into pieces…kasi pagiinitan sya ng mga tsekwa,,he he..
To William Baldwin’s question, audience favorite Venus Raj thought out her answer in native language (Tagalog) and then blurted her response in second language (English). Psycholinguists will confirm that a non-native speaker, even if intermediate in level, may hardly be able to respond with spontaneous eloquence in second language during a time-sensitive situation in public. The hard lesson learned is that, even if a Philippine beauty candidate can speak English, she should opt to avail of interpreter service, as how Miss Mexico did. After all, Miss Universe is not a public speaking contest — it’s a beauty contest! Still, making it to Top 5 was no minor, minor feat. So here’s my sincere “MAJOR, MAJOR CONGRATULATIONS TO MISS RAJ!”
Apparently, Mrs. Stella Araneta and BPCI were merely being managerial, not hypocritical about Maria Venus Raj’s complicated origins, when they dethroned her. Philippine law requires births to be reported to Government, inside territory (nearest Local Civil Registrar’s Office) or outside territory (nearest Philippine Consulate/Embassy) within 1 month of occurrence. Late-registration renders a BirthCert suspiciously fraudulent, as in the case of Maria Venus Raj. Be that as it may, the lady is a Filipino national by principle of “jus sanguini” because her biological mother is a Filipino – notwithstanding that her biological father is Indian and that she was actually born in Doha, Qatar. The problem is, a late-registered BirthCert makes passport application at the Department of Foreign Affairs complicated and U.S. Visa application at Embassy Manila near impossible. Now if there’s no passport nor visa, how indeed to get to Las Vegas and compete?
Unfortunately during the pageant’s final competition, poll and audience favorite Venus Raj subconsciously thought out her answer to William Baldwin in native language (Iriga Bikolano or Rinconada), and then articulated it in second language (English). Psycholinguists will confirm that a non-native speaker, even if intermediate level in learning achievement, may hardly be able to respond with spontaneous eloquence in second language within a fleeting time-sensitive instance at a public stage event. The hard lesson learned here is that, even if a Philippine beauty candidate can speak English, she should opt to avail of interpreter service, as how English-speaking Miss Mexico did. After all, Miss Universe is not an English public speaking contest — it is an international beauty competition!
Still, making it to Top 5 in hand-me-down gowns was no minor, minor feat. So here’s my sincere “MAJOR, MAJOR CONGRATULATIONS TO MISS RAJ!”
Thanks Madam Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for the financial reforms that you have made during your administration.
Noynoy is now reaping the fruits of your unpopular moves for make our economy afloat.
I agree with Jhun. hopefully history will acknowledge PGMA’s economic reforms during her term.
grave gling mo marvin……………………..sobra………..2ruan mo nga aq……………….hehehehehe
I have a similar article which you and GoodNewsPilipinas might find helpful via Google “09nov05 – Chosen 14th happiest, Pinoys don’t think so”. Congratulations for a nice article. It touches on a basic ill of Philippine society.
accept mistakes and learn from it then move on. that way, we’ll be able to say “im proud of being a filipino.”
have some read:
If there is a nation that has no flaw, i would understand the sentiments of our compatriots who are disowning their nationality/race in the face of crisis.
name one nation or a state that is flawless. Heck, even the vatican has its shortcoming.
We filipinos are too nice for our good. We are always an easy prey for these foreigners as if they are God`s that they do not make mistakes.we should stand up fight verbally and physically if we have to.O.K. the police made a lots of mistakes but this is not a reason to belittle our country and make deragotory remarks to OFW`s or any of its citizens abroad.Fight and fight those stupid foreigners i say.Most of these people are themselves have a very low esteem and this is the way for them to look clever to me they are just plain stupid.
Good News Pilipinas is always a blessing! Thank you. Now is a good time to blow trumpets and fight this mess of a situation we’re getting ourselves into.
ANIMO SMEs! Kayo ang tunay na BAYANING PILIPINO!
I am a Filipino. It is actually a very sad article and a very sad attempt. What it really pointed out are the exceptions rather than the rule. It is this kind of self-deception that has kept Philippines where it is.
Most of the examples the writer wrote were of Filipinos living abroad except for Biyo and Penaflorida… (and even for them to shine was because of the circumstances the rest of Filipinos are in) and the writer really got desperate when he started talking about beauty contest.
It would be great if he can talk about the majority… about the legal system, about the safe environment; about honest government… because that is THE FILIPINOS. Philippines is not composed of a few individuals.
To be fair, the writer’s conclusion was very good, but by the time I got to the conclusion, I have already 1001 rebuttals on his build-up. It is like showing me the right answer in a math question, but all the equations were wrong.
As for foreigners that speak in blanket statements, it is their problem. Let us focus on our problems
the article brought tears to my eyes. THANK YOU for reminding me to stand up again and believe in the greatness of our country and every Filipino. PROUD TO BE PINOY!
just to be honest with the whole situation, i was on a holiday in philippines when it happen, my office mates way back here in Europe didnt have negative thoughts about Philippines, only us Filipinos over react to the situation, while it’s true that there are some Filipinos abroad who are affected. But always remember, what happened ay hindi lang sa ating bansa nangyayari even sa states and other countries nangyari din ito..
so filipinos lets move forward we can still do soemthing to our country ….lets pray and do what we got to do….i have been to different countries and we filipinos are so lucky to be blessed with natural resources ..mabuhay ang filipino !
John 8:7 Let him that is without sin among you first cast the stone
Thanks for this article and remind us we have to be proud of our Country Philippines and its people.No matter what is the situation and problems we encounter,we have to stand up and show them that they have to be proud of us. I will start with myself…. I am proud to be a Filipino…And I love Philippines….
well… obviously these foreigners are still traumatized of this recent tragic event and please don’t just write something that makes us filipinos brush it all off…because this is ignorance!!! the sad part is people are still mourning.
how about being on their shoes…wouldn’t you be angry?
if it was filipinos in that bus being tourists and the person who took them as hostages was Jackie Chan.
wouldn’t you feel the same way against hongkong people?
c’mon people write something better
i am a filipino residing in uk and whatever it takes and happened im still filipino and im proud of it. i believed of what was happened is one of the circumstances that cannot be avoided and lessfortunate to the victims of the tradgedy and our symphaty and apology for those who involved in the latest tradgedy.people talking about tradgedy everywhere yes tradgedy is everywhere and it happened to other nations in the world.spicifically not all filipino are bad is just how other races reacted and response about the situations or even some filipinos reacted strangely and badly to thier own country because they are affected.but to all who commented badly theres more things good to the filipino a kind hearted persons. so to all filipino why dont we stand up in one line and say mabuhay tayong pilipino shout it to the whole world and dont let other drag down us. my partner is british he is not affected what he said there are more more good things about filipino that other realised it. just broaden your mind.
Ang kasalanan po ni Juan ay hindi kasalanan ni Pedro,,, we can’t teach nor defend ourselves by just enumerating how great we are,,,(Filipinos in general) all we can do together now is pray.Please let us pray for our country let these not be the reason to give up,.
I AM PROUD TO BE A FILIPINO.
NOBODY AND NOTHING CAN CHANGE MY MIND ABOUT THAT!
GOD LOVES US SO MUCH AND WE ARE DEARLY TREASURED. Only, we must also learn how to treasure our country and our fellow Filipinos too. Let’s not be the ones to start negative thoughts and conversations about our country. Use our mistakes for improvements, not for mere criticism.
GOD BLESS US ALL!
Indeed, we have fellow Filipinos who are indecent, opportunost, etc…Despite of these, there are Filipinos who really deserve to be praised because of their good deeds. It is sad to think that the rest of the world, after the hostage killing, look down on us. Our race is mocked, and even cursed. We admitted we have faults that the incident in August 23 was not entitled for commendation. But it is not fair to judge Filipino as a whole. Hostage taking happens in different parts of the world. PNP Manila swat might did one of the grossest act that could be imagine, but they do not represent the entire nation, nor they represent the entire PNP.
There are many STUPID as well as GREAT men and women from ALL nationalities around the world.
The images and impressions people make about different peoples are based on their own experiences and the information either received directly from or echoed a hundred times by the media, from whence the people base their own subjective judgments.
But a country’s position in the world network of politics and economics had a lot to do with how people judge it’s people. For example, what do we make of the mass killings and murders in the former communist countries? And. how about the killings of hundreds of innocent people in the contemporary ‘wars’ in the Arab countries by the powerful countries using sophisticated weaponry done in the name of protecting democracy?
Are their acts to be considered honorable because they are in the seats of power and are able to camouflage their crimes with ideological sophistry?
@pedro – whatever! this article gives us a glimpse of hope and a sense of patriotism amidst crisis. i think this is the main purpose of the author. if you don’t like his article, make up your own, and let us readers be the judge. besides, you said you already have 1001 rebuttals.
@linus-same to you. DUH, WHATEVER!
if you don’t have anything better to say or write about, then don’t say anything at all. the issue is not about the article, it’s about what happened and what we can do about it. so, if you can’t give your countrymen something they can read about and feel good about, then just be quiet.
what are you doing for the country, anyway? at least mr. lacson has some nerve to write about being proud to be a filipino despite the numerous bad things happening there. it is hard to admit one’s fault, let alone, the whole country’s.
We should be thankful because we’re born Filipino. There’s nothing that we should ashame of. Each of us has this responsibility defend of our being a Filipino. We can’t blame those people who feel bad about us and about our countrymen my deep sorrow is with you. But we have to carry on, carry on and carry on because I know someday we will become one and great nation.
The only way for the Philippines to move forward is if P.Noy’s supporters admit their mistake in voting for him. This is the only way we can achieve unity and peace among Filipinos. Puro kasi sila excuses. Please read this beautiful article:
And what the above article was saying was also echoed by an Australian newspaper. Defensive daw ang mga Pinoy. Hinde naman, mga P.Noy supporters lang!
one of the filipino’s eduring fault is SELF DECEPTION.
it is said that \knowing what’s wrong with you is half the cure.\
we filipinos will never learn from our past mistakes because by and large we never recognize our short commings.
what brings this about?..EDUCATION!!..the majority of the filipino people are uneducated, and undereducated. not to mention we are a people in dire need of MORAL REGENERATION..
@stella – i am not a supporter of any politician, and clearly, you are not a fan of Noynoy Aquino, neither am I. However, I have to disagree with you that this has anything to do with P.Noy. Whether or not Noynoy won the election, this hostage drama would still have taken place, and I doubt any politician will even do anything about it, stop or avoid it, or would have done things differently. Do you think if Erap won, things would have been different? Maybe for the worst.
I thank the author for expressing his views and concerns about us, the Filipinos… For the mistakes committed by one or by all of us against any human being of the same or of different racial background, it is ethical to be sorry and to ask forgiveness for the trespasses that were committed, intentional or unintentional.. PERIOD!
Next step: MOVING ON, The world will not stop in criticizing us nor will they lift us up from what they believe we are.. That is not a problem. The problem is, when we as Filipinos with unique characteristics and background as a group of people, not so different though from the rest of the world, start believing that we are always being watched by our neighbours – so we need to perform good…
To succeed is to focus on the things we are capable of doing and capable of changing as well as controlling.. Let us start from within ourselves and yes we need time and space to give ourselves to organize as a people of one country and not minding what the world is saying about us… The whole country has felt sorry for this unfortunate incident that was beyond anyone’s control – if they will accept it or not, IT IS THEIR PROBLEM AND NOT OURS… We don’t have to showcase to the whole world who we are as a people.. Let them come and peek for themselves who we truly are, then hopefully, will discover it themselves who we really are from the inside out.. REMEMBER THIS, WHEN YOU DO GOOD ON WHATEVER THING THAT YOU DO, DO IT FOR YOURSELF – PROVE SOMETHING FOR YORSELF and say to yourself that YES you can do it . Then, talk to our kids, pass it on…
At kuro-kuro, if you are just following those entered comments, you can have a glimpse of what kind of generation we have.. We can start from there.. LET US HELP EACH OTHER EDUCATE OUR “KIDS”, young and old…
“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” RESPECT IS EARNED NOT GIVEN.
Transferring to another company with good benefits and higher salary is a good decision since it will give you more chance to save more and increase your experience. The rule in saving: pay yourself first…
pedro’s (comment #5)? this is what you call a comment. totally agree. many nations out there outweigh the article’s subjects. we must not indulge in mediocrity and self-deception.
Thank you so very very much for that wonderful wonderful piece, Mr Lacson.
i am not ashamed of being a filipino. i am proud of the philippines.. however, i am not proud of the philippine military, the philippine government, and the philippine president.
Unfortunately, the Filipino voters vote for their Philippine president, past and present included, who is in charge of the Phil military and the Phil government. So, did you say you are still proud? Please read this:
Mendoza siege: P-Noy’s, the PNP’s and the Media’s incompetence shown to the world:
it is nice to be reminded on our best qualities as pinoys… There are some really great leaders, brilliant minds, beautiful people and honest and trustworthy pinoys.. We can pat our backs for that.,,,but what happened in Aug 23, is truly a disgrace, a disgrace in the new government that suppose to give us hope! How inadequate they are, leading our country and we can only pray for miracles for our future for if they continue to lead,, our future is doomed. How can one fathom that all the leaders in charge decided to go to emerald restaurant to eat while people lives are at stake,, including the President of the Philippines!! The captain abandoned his ship because he was hungry… !! What about those hostages that are under the GUN? how can they eat without resolving the problems. Now they are pointing the blame on the police man… At least even if the police did not do a good job,, they did something,,.. were are they? they are sitting in a fine dining restaurant away from what is happening… That is a sign of neglect and lack of respect for foreign nationals lives… for that i am embarrassed because we actually put them in that position by voting them in.
thanks for the article…
things happened for a reason…move on..
i’m still a filipino, proud to be one and will always be…
i love you Philippines and will always….
good day ,,
NVC required documents are completed last February 2010 how long to wait for medical interview appointment last December received letter from NVC regarding to missing documents fee bill then i send documents last February until now waiting reply from NVC but we don’t received any reply from NVC im from the Philippines and category f2b may 08 1999
congrats sa kapamilya shows! really pang world class!
I met so many of them….very unassuming and so low key…..just open wide your eyes, you’ll see them.
yeah we are also in TRAVELMART 2010 showing the Whittling Crafts of Pakil Region 4 booth..YES we really have to workhard and double time to promote our beautiful Philippines..
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Nakakatuwa na basahin ang mga positibo at mga katangian ng ating mga kababayan na nagbigay karangalan para itaas ang moral nating mga Pinoy.
Sa aking pagbabasa at pag muni muni. May mga katanungan sa aking isip kung ano nga ba ang ugat ng PROBLEMA ng aking Lupang sinilangan?
Una eto ba dahil sa ating mga pinuno na mataas ang antas ng pinag aralan at sistema sa kanilang pamumuno?
-Pangalawa dahil ba sa karamihan sa ating mga kababayan ay kulang sa kaalaman at impormasyon para sa ikauunlad ?
-Pangatlo dahil ba sa kulang sa pananampalataya sa Maykapal at tiwala sa sarili?
-Pang apat dahil ba sa pagmamahal ko sa aking kapwa at bansang PILIPINAS?
at marami pang ibang mahahalagang katanungan panlipunan at personal na dapat nating itanong sa ating mga sarili at bigyan solusyon para sa kapakanan ng mga susunod na henerasyon..
Sa aking muling pag-iisip. May pag-asa dahil sa panahon ngayon marami na ang nagbago. Pagbabago na pabor sa ating mga mahihirap ..
Matutunang hwag umasa sa masyado sa ating pamahalaan. Dahil ang problema sa kasakuyan ay gawa din ng unang namuno sa kanila. At kung sa kasawiang palad na ang lider ay pansarili lamang ang hangarin. Ano ang magyayari ? Malamang alam na natin ang mangyayari.. dahil dinanas na natin at dinaranas ngayon..
Sa kabilang banda taas noo akong ipagmalaki ang mga namumuno sa atin na tapat at totoong serbisyo ang hangarin..Sana dumami kayo..
-Nandiyan ang internet para mapabilis ang lathala ng mga impormasyon tungkol sa kahit na anong isyu pang ispritual , personal , pinansyal at iba pa..At ang nakkita ko sa karamihan (kasama na rin ang aking pamilya)sa atin iisa ang gabay para maihaon sa kahirapan? Na laging sinasabi ng aking mahal na inay at itay..MAG-ARAL NG MABUTI PARA MAKAPAGTAPOS AT MAKAPAGHANAP NG MAGANDANG TRABAHO..
gabay na di ko ipapangaral sa aking dalawang anak.
sa aking palagay isa yan basehan pero di konkreto na ideya para maihaon ang pamilya sa kahirapan.. Kong inyo lamang tingnan ang mga karatig bansa nating mga intsik sa HK .. Kung bakit nag-aaral ng mabuti ang mga kabataan. Malamang pinayuhan din sila ng kanilang mga magulang na ma-aral ng mabuti..pero para di magkaroon ng magandang trabaho..para ano?
Para ano magkaroon ng Negosyo at magbigay ng tabaho..
Tayong mga pinoy ay kilala sa pagiging relihiyoso. Nagsisimba kada linggo umaasang may darating na grasya galing sa langit..Darating ba ang grasya kong tayo uupo lamang sa isang tabi at di kumilos para sa magkalaman ang sikmura at aasa na andiyan ang mga magulang para sumuporta.. Paano kong wala na sila?
Nagsisimba at paglabas ng simbahan Meron bang nakiktang pagbabago? Umaasang meron nga na ang pagbabago ay di galing sa iba kong di galing sa sarili natin sa puso at isipan..At sa aking mga kababayan na sa maliit man o malaking paraan na handang buksan ang puso at kalampagin ang natutulog na diwa ng ating mga mahal sa buhay..Katulad lamang ng artikulong eto.. Sumasaludo ako sa iyo..
At sa huli maging halimbawa tayo sa mga kabataan… upang sila ang umani ng katas ng ating pinagpawisan.. Sino ba ang ayaw na sa iyong pagtanda nakikita mong lumaki at namulat ang iyong mga anak sa maunlad na pamayanan?
Tanong na sanay masagot nating lahat ng gusto namin..
Kaya sama-sama nating isigaw Mabuhay ang PILIPINAS!!!mabuhay ang pagbabago sa ating pusot isipan…
things happened for a reason…move on..???
Yes, the reason is that we have a big problem in our country… and the very root of it is our culture….
move on??? how can you move on when we never learn????
start thinking and stop with the emo sense
Every so many years, Pilipinas elects heroes into the halls of Congress. Also into Malacanang.
Every year, many heroes are “inducted” into the Iskolar ng Bayan. Every year, many of them.
Count me in. “I may only be one, but still I am one.” – Helen Keller
Venus did the best she could and her response is quite typical of our young Filipinas who have not been so exposed as other young girls from other countries at such age! Hence she answered just right and most people thought she was Miss Perfect! Whatever kind of innuendo the question suggests…its really beyond answering in such short time. Ask me the same question at that same age and I’d tell you…I have not even fallen in love yet…hahahah!!! What with overprotective Filipino parents…huh!!!
I hope a better economy for the Philippines in the coming years!
Tingnan natin ang negosasyon at panliligaw kung paano tayo mangutang sa ating karatig bansa.
Ganito katalino ang mga pinuno at mambabatas para mapunan at mairaos sa kahirapan ang Pilipinas kung minumutya?
Malinaw pa sa sikat ng araw ang mga numero kung magakano at kung saan pupunta ang mga nasabing badyet pati na rin ang interes kada taon
Sa aking pananaw ang mga nagpapautang na mga inbestor ay alam na sila ang makikinabang pagdating ng takdang oras dahil sa kanilang kasunduan.
Yan ang aking punto alam na nila na sila ang makikinabang..
How about John Dowe.. mali pala Paano si Nag-iisa (Juan) de la Cruz ? makikinabang din kaya sa takdang panahon?
Oras lamang ang makapagsasabi kung ang GOBYERNONG AQUINO ay pansarili lamang o serbisyong totoo ang hangad?
i watched it yesterday. It’s really BONGGA!! Congratulations Janice!!!
Things happened for a reason???? Move on??? (comment#29) I echo comment#31… it is comments like nixon’s that reflect poorly on the Filipino’s fatalistic attitude. The Filipinos deserve the government it has. (see comment#5)
too much wallowing on the negative. tdamage has been done. and there is a time to mourn. there is also a time to move on…start by being a good example…start becomin a part of the solution to make our country a great one. start now.
btw, from what i read here, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Lacson, the author is a good example
he also wrote a 108-page booklet entitled
“12 Little Things Every Filipino Can Do To Help Our Country”
Dear Atty. Gurfinkel,
I have a married bf and we have a 10 y/o son. He recently migrated to US for more than a year now. He has a first marriage and a son but they’re already separated for a long time. He has a second marriage with 4 kids. Before he went to US he seek legal services for the cancellation of his second marriage which was null & void from the beginning. Is there a chance for my son to join his father to US? is it true that he can only get his son after high school studies? Need your advice on what to do?
!988. I just came to the USA from the Philippines as a Univeristy student in Minnesotta. I was so homesick during the first few weeks that I literally longed for the sight of a Filipino in the area and hoping to speak to him/her in Tagalog. After a few days, I chanced upon an Oriental store in the outskirts of the city. A FILIPINO manning the store! My heart literally leaped from my chest in excitrement. At last, here is a kababayan, so I thought.
She was on the phone talking in Tagalog. I waited for her to finish the telepohone conversation. Then, I asked, “Kumusta po. mayroon po kayong tindang balut? ( balut is a very common merchandise in every Oriental store in the US). The lady looked at me, turned away and said, ” We’re out of it.” She attended to other customers and completely ignored me. SHE SPOKE TO ME IN ENGLISH!!! I But I asked her a question in Tagalog! And she was just talking in Tagalog on the phone. Was she ashamed to be recognized as Filipino?
Reading through some of the comments triggers some thoughts. What is wrong with Filipinos? Simply put, a high tolerance for mediocrity that tends to justify incompetence as a virtue. What is right about Filipinos? A very big heart always ready to forgive even the most atrocious of deeds.
As an American Investor living in Surigao del Sur on the island of Mindanao, I disagree that the climate for investors has improved. Corrupt Practices and “Crab Mentality” runs rampant here and defeats any improvements that investors try to make.
yan ang bata may tyaga.paglaki nya makakakuha ng gantingpala,tularan sya isa syang batang huwaran
so inspiring and so humane. hope to see more like him in the future to serve our government and the people in a very sensible way. KUDOS!
Great great news!!!!God bless you all.
John Chua and company, I truly believe you were divinely inspired to have started your program. God bless you all.
such a noble and humane gesture,,im blessed to know that John.<3,i believed that God created man according to His purpose..Special kids has unique instinct..They need touch and compassionate heart from special people that will make their lives fruitful and beautiful..I can tell cause i do teach and support kids by teaching arts and summer workshops as part of their therapy..It's such a JOYous feeling to be a part of their special lives..Keep up the good work JOHN CHUA!!<3, stay Blessed…
nice way of sharing your talent..more power to you!
These four amazing women listened to their hearts and found their way home… let us hope that there will be more Filipinos who will follow in their footsteps.
i love palawan under ground river
Thank you for acknowledging this Filipino-Australian handballer. Bevan is now in his second year in TSV Altenholz in Germany.
I also want to add that he was one of the recipients of the 2008 Global Filipinos Youth Awards.
Go Charice! We’re very proud of you!
Congrats and Mabuhay to MVI. We wish you could share your vision for social entrepreneurship to our communities of influence. Keep in touch.
Where can I inquire for the position? more details please.
Where can I get more information about this? and where can I inquire for the position?
I am applying as flight attendant. may i just ask if wat is your e-mail address for me to submit my resume. Thank you..
i am applying as a flight attendant.. May I just ask if wahat is your e-mail address for me to submit mt resume.
Good day,,, sir
I’m from the Philippines and my priority dates F2b
May 08 1998,, last December 2009 received letter from NVC regarding to missing documents (fee bill) and I send documents last February 2010,, and how long to wait for medical and interview appointment,,Does anyone have the same case or experience,,,,
So proud! It’s time the national government look into instituting sustainable support and welfare for our tribal brothers and sisters.
Good for them!!!! I am not really surprised. Filipinos are so flexible, and hard working…..we are diverse in everything..ethnicity,language, traditions, customs, education, etc etc etc. , afterall. It’s our real blessing. We should all be grateful for this gift……
good news indeed..
This is very good. We are envious in Nigeria.
We are working hard to have double digit growth in volume too.
“He came up with hundreds of sketches for other model types, but because he’s been drawing Z’s my whole life, the 370?s theme came out quickly and naturally.”
Sounds like somebody couldn’t decide whether to use the 1st, or 3rd-person, and conveniently forgot to use quotes.
Really—sayang ang good news if you guys keep diluting its message with sloppy writing/editing.
This is a good news for the Philippines. To Shola, why are you envious with Nigeria. Nigeria is one of the poorest country in the world, corruption is the worst in the world. Check your facts. Phils is hundred miles better than this country!
Galing naman nito!
Filipinos are so appreciated where ever they are on this planet. …..would that those who are back home are appreciated as well by those who are there, as much as we do, from outside RP. We truly recognize your goodness, generosity, joyful spirit and humor. I experienced all that during my last visit there. God bless.
The best piece ever!!!!! Thank you so very much, Hannah Joy and Kristopher Vincent for writing this jewel of a piece. We need to hear this again and again and be grateful for our diversity, a real blessing indeed. It is what makes us open to all kinds of possibilities, it is what enables us to face the challenges of living in different parts of the world, new cultures, languages, etc. etc. And couple that with our sense of humor and joyful spirit! God bless.
Where can i find out details as far as timetable for this
pioneering operation in our motherland? I have been
involved in aerospace industry here in the U.S for the last 20 years and would like to have the opportunity to share what i learned in the industry. Contact persons will be very much appreciated…thanks
Just to share the good news that starting next week, in addition to the distribution points mentioned in the article, the F magazine will be distributed to all 538 clinics in Camden, Gleneagles and Mt Elizabeth Medical Centres in Singapore.
People can also buy copies of The F Mag @ Zoo Night Safari, Kidz World, and Cheers Convenience Store at the Zoo!
What a blessing to let more people read the new F (Finely Filipino) magazine!
This will be good for all Pinoys and our families here. More power to the people behind this magazine!
these articles like this is very uplifting. thanks again
This is truly amazing! A good deed done for others with no string attached always inspires. God bless you Jeremy Kho for providing the first seed to Bro. Alpasa’s, S.J. project.
kudos to KBPIP and ABS Foundation for making this a success. this is an eye-opener for us Filipinos that unity for a cause can indeed happen. this is not only for the rehabilitation of Ilog Pasig but a hope for us and the future generation.
Congratulations to all of you! Wishing you to win more golds in the future! Our country needs more god mathematician.
i’m looking for the link of that. i want to share the real link where you read this article… i’m still proud cos i’m from marinduque!
how come there is no movement for november?… are they done fast tracking priority dates? does that mean that we who are near priority dates will have to wait for long years before we have our turn just like before?
Dear Atty Gurfinkel,
Im a US citizen and i put in petition for my siblings and my mom which is now approved. My intention is for her to replace me as the petitioner, using her green card. And ill back her up on any requirements. Is there a way we could do that?
we are really FILIPINOS!
Wow also from the visayas, i recently stayed in SDR serviced apartments cebu, I found it a nice place to stay, one of the best hotel rooms in cebu the place is quite like home and near the airport.
Wow!!!! This is truly inspired idea! I hope this originated in the homeland, which would be really great, a change from the negativities that I have experienced among the locals in their comments/conversations about the country and people, as though they themselves are not Filipinos, during my visits there…and it really disturbed me because it is a gross generalization.
“By sparing a man condemned to a brutal end, allowing him to step off the ring and back to his family, friends and countrymen with his dignity intact, his heart still in place, and his vision, hopefully, not irreparably damaged, Pacquiao became immeasurably bigger than he already was”.
the recent fight between pacquiao and margarito was a display of disparity and mercy. margarito, I believed knows beforehand that he was a mistmatch to Manny…but, I supposed glory, honor and prize pushed him through…Manny Pacquiao himself showed mercy, an innate virtue typical to Filipinos-Christians. His greatest prize is not the money he received, but the respect of the viewing public, the celestial bestowal for the mercy he conveyed to Margarito…after all he viewed Margarito a brother not a foe…may your tribe increase!!!
.. i’m moved to tears, i’m touched… manny pacquiao made us all filipinos, doubly proud, that we are a nation of rational thinkers, almost spiritual in our nature.
Thank you for this truly inspiring piece. In the midst of all the bickering from even within us amid all the challenges we are facing as a nation, we need to be reminded to look at us– the Filipinos through the eyes of the Filipinos who truly know the essence of who we are.”What is essential is invisible to the eye”, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry said in “The Little Prince”—and it takes true genuine faith and love for the country and the people to be able to do this!
That’s great! the couples’ teamwork and perseverance is amazing. Mr. Tentativa is humble enough to give credit to his wife, awesome! hope to see more Filipinos achieve their goals and make big globally. they inspire us! keep it up guys! more power and success!
An emotional article which makes me proud to be a Filipino. My congratulations to Mr. Manny Pacquiao.
This article reminds me to go on despite the crab mentality surrounding me.
Im proud to be a Filipino and more proud bcoz I came from Negros. I am following up your ram pump project. I could not just believe that we are on the top 3 amongst the world entries. Thank you Auke Idzenga for the technology you shared with our people. More power and hope we get the top prize. Im keeping my finger crossed.
please update your data:
this is for 2007
JinJiang is ranked 17th among the world’s top 300 hotel companies. It owns and manages more than 460 hotels and inns combined with nearly 80,000 rooms/suites in its inventory.
JinJiang is ranked 13th among the world’s top 300 hotel companies. It owns and manages more than 546 hotels and inns combined with 89,251 rooms/suites in its inventory.
to the admin..please wag lang CUT and PASTE..i think this one from philippine star..parang tinamad ung writer ng philstar..using 2007 data eh merong 2009 data..
Good news indeed!
why?? What happened? What’s the reason for retrogression?
this literary work was written as an elocution piece for Grade 6 students of the Ateneo de Manila Grade School. to whoever felt its message was important enough to be shared to other people… i thank you.
i just hope that those who will get to read it will be reminded that Filipinos are a beautiful people.
Stay humble MANNY. We are so proud of you.
kht d nya naiuwi best actor we must b proud kc ma nominate kpa lng dun,great achvement n eh.congrats sid!
I used to include the first one in my speech as one source of Filipino inspiration and how great the accomplishments we have. But I didn’t know the latter parts especially the traffic lights. Filipinos used to tag ourselves as great imitators but in reality, we are being imitated. Now this changes me. I’m proud to be a Filipino! Mabuhay!
This is the kind of story that should be told and retold. God bless you, Mr. Amisola. You will be rewarded for your honesty! I’m pretty sure you felt taller, cleaner, more alive and empowered when you returned the money!
This is story should be broadcasted in the TV stations so that many people will be inspired. Filipinos are inherently good, I wish many people would read this story. Mabuhay ka Mr. Amisola!
What a great story! Mr. Amisola, may your tribe increase. We’re very proud of you!!!
I totally agree to the piece. This should be the kind of piece that must be passed on to other generations to inspire them to truly know themselves. Great job, Ma’am.
Another honest man! Let’s continue to recognize and affirm descent people. There are so many of them out there. God bless you Mr. Trinidad.
WOW! This is the best tourism ad ever! Dept of Tourism executives take note of this story. This can be duplicated all over the Philippines!
Good job! Tapat at mabilis na aksyon. Sana, kapag may nangho-holdup na immigration officer, may mabilis ding paraan para maireport ito. Kawawa naman ang mga biktima, lalo na ang mga OFW …
Mr. Amisola is truly a model for those in public service and for all of us. God bless.
Our world gets better for every selfless good deed that’s done. We really bring God’s kingdom on earth (as we pray the Lord’s Prayer: Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven), when we do honest, selfless acts of kindness for others. During this season of Advent let’s all do just that!
Yes. We can copy the honesty of our fellow Filipino – the Ivatans in word and in deed. You have started it right Brothers and Sisters. Thank you.
CONGRATULATIONS YOU DESERVED TO WIN..MABUHAY ANG LAHING PINOY
nice. will check on this. =)
congratulations! isa na namang patunay na kayang-kaya nating mga pinoy na umangat.
Ang galing talaga!!!
Ang galing ng Pilipino di mo matawaran kahit saan mo ilagay, kakayanin at gagawin> GOBYERNO lang ang makasarili, di tinutulungan ang mga Pilipino INventor.
Congratulations to the people who are in one way or another have help this endeavor. More blessings to you… Keep up the good work. Expand this project into other parts of the country…. GOD BLESS…
im not satisfied with tito talao’s write up, he reduced his pagka-pilipino. He made manny aan aztec warrior a peruvian, insread of ala Lapu-lapu or andres bonifacio hindi atakbo to be proud of. by the way, i realy dont know tito is he an Incan???
lets make a clone of a million manny pacquiao.. i will bring home one to adopt. his name will be jose bernardo manny pacquiao mallillin II
Congratulations! It proves once more that the Filipino CAN!
We are on our way to prove indeed that our race is world class. . saan man sa mundo panalo
I’m teaching in Thailand and my student here won an award in the previous math competition in Indonesia.
Pinoy can do better with this and probably the best.
But what do they say? Were poor in MATH? They stick on rankings and its just crazy and funny. Funny thing is were far beyond in the rankings in Math knowledge and blah blah blah statistically unbiased and inconsistent approach.
Crazy thing is, we ranked in the bottom and still we won medals in Math Competetitions. The crazy thing is, we lacked the proper educational equipments yet we can still perform to the best.
I bet you know this, but the English and the Kano people never estimate ever did estimate the status of Pinoy in Math. They salute us in this aspect not just in boxing.
Not the same with the inconsistent governance of the system here in Asia
Thank you Team Pinoy, Inc. for your inspiring idea. Yes, change begins with me, and together we can change the current culture of greed, consumerisms, corruption and selfishness (by the way, this is universal, by no means do I imply that it’s only true in our country!) to the kind of world Jesus envisioned for us (all human beings). First, I begin with a great sense of gratitude that I belong to a group of people who are, according to Alex Lacson, the new chosen people of God. And I truly agree with him. Just look at how we have occupied every corner of the planet! And where ever we are, we carry with us our Christian Faith! And our host countries notice, and they appreciate us. Really!
For every acts of kindness, generosity, patience, goodness and gratitude that we do for others, we bring God’ s Kingdom to our world…….and that is how we bring change.
This is great! It really gives us knowledge and a big help to those who are in financial crisis!
they are transferring to Philippines or setting up call centers here because they don’t want to lose their contract with some US companies..
some US companies do not want to renew their contracts in some Indian call centers as they prefer Filipinos over their Indian counterparts..and so instead of losing the contract..INDIAN BPO companies moved or opened a branch in the Philippines..
go team philippines!
you can do dat! i wish you will taste the triumph dat you are wanted….
Thanks for that article. I am a great coffee fan and planning to visit that area on my next trip to the Philippines; might be there for one cups or two;)
hurray to bro. eli……..hurray to MCGI
1 Peter 1:24-25
Last year’s winner of MOST EDUCATIONAL TO FOLLOW Brother Eli Soriano is once again a finalist of this year’s Mashable Awards. Just login to your Facebook and/or Twitter account to cast your votes.
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More than just talent and skills, Bro. Eli brings to the table: knowledge, wisdom and charity. I vote for Bro. Eli, the Must Follow personality.
What matters most at the end of the day is for people to learn about their final destiny. We must follow Bro. Eli for he knows the Old Path that leads to man’s rightful destiny.
I vote for Bro Eli,the Must Follow Personality.
thank you “good news pilipinas” for featuring brother eli!!!
Keep up the good work guyz!!!!
To God be the Glory…More Filipino finalists to come…
Wow! A Filipino One!
Yung ibang pinoy, sana hindi mainggit. Tulungan natin sana manalo si Bro. Eli. Huwag utak talangka mga kababayan. He’s a Filipino pride! Vote na!
Filipinos are really blessed for having a heaven sent a very humble preacher in our midst named Bro. Eli Soriano.He’s the only hope of every seekers of TRUTH in the bible.
TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!
Brother Eli is one of the reasons why I’m still proud to be a Filipino, keep up the good work thanks be to God:)
The fight between Dating Daan and Iglesia is so childish and pointless, always discounting each other, when in fact both are using fallacy in their arguments, as if making the other false makes them the real church. And this is something the country should be proud of???
Maybe you are blinded too.
Try to put yourself on his shoes…
What are you going to do if your are being accused by the things that you don’t even know?
vote for bro eli help the work of GOD
Wow! Congratulations, Mr. Enriquez!
Wow! Galing Galing naman ang concept na yan. This is really a nice publication indeed. I salute all the honest people who is visiting that place. Hopefully I will visit soon…
congrats !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! proud to be pinoy,,, most of all both Richards are cuteeeeee love u guys,,..
Wow! This story is a great metaphor for all of us to think and meditate on: We are truly in the same boat! Equal in all aspects of our humanity, each is capable to contribute to the survival of all; each is gifted with different talents, skills, abilities, education (formal or nonformal)’ and together we can use them to the betterment of all. We can truly make miracles happen!
The only sad thing is the foundation failed to name the Filipino who helped them make the ramp pump work for them.. How sad… I know the man in person
you’re the champions with a good attitude..so proud of you guys!!!
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Thank you God for the initiators of this campaign! Would that everyone cooperates….. it is the only way to transform our world! Honesty, fairness, respect for ourselves/others and our planet. Truly truly the Holy Spirit is living among us all. A very very great gift for all of us this Christmas.
everything in this world is in the bible we must know that everything is have an end we are also.i learned from.Bro Eli to leave all everything to our Creator and we will be FINE.
he is a PRIDE of all FILIPINO AND HUMANKIND
let’s push that the Freedom of Information Bill would be a priority under P-Noy..kung ang concern ni P-Noy ay tungkol sa security – pwdeng gawing confidential ang ibang mga bagay tungkol sa seguridad..
BUT and a big BUT..the rest of government information sana eh OPEN sa public for scrutiny..gaya nung mga related sa GOVERNMENT PROJECTS, CUSTOMS, at TAXES..
sinabi nyang hinde nya priority – DOES THIS MEAN HINDE NYA PRIORIDAD ANG PAGSUGPO SA KATIWALIAN AT MAY PINOPROTEKTAHAN?..
green’s words were inspiring and i was struck at what he said last : “Most Filipinos haven’t realized that they can now lead the planet if they make the effort. You are the ones you’ve been waiting for. Despite the bad news, the good news is that it is not yet the end of the world but maybe the beginning of a deeper awakening,” Green concluded.
hopefully us filipinos can get our act together and unify to really do something positive and helpful, not only for the country but the planet as well. stop the crab mentality, the “we’ll-do-it-tomorrow” habit, the “that’s-good-enough” thinking, and all that negativity.
God bless you, Mr. De Guzman for your great work. I pray more and specially men will follow your lead.
I need to make it Manila one of these days. I hear such amazing things about it.
Another great example of mirror neurons in action! Every selfless good deeds always inspire emulation and self-empowerment in the beholder. So let’s continue to sing out the wonderful good works that many Filipinos do for others and for one another, to drown out the noise of negativities that seem to get more attention.
(I first discovered this theory of mirror neurons when I accidentally found http://www.goodnewspilipinas.com !!!! Because of this website many Filipinos were so surprise to discover how truly great our people are!
Perhaps this is what Jesus meant when he said to turn the other cheek when one is assaulted. Respond to negativities with positive actions. Monkey see, monkey do. You reap what you sow. Smile and the world will smile back at you. Be nasty and see what you get! Try it sometime.)
This is awesome! Congratulations to all those inv olved in the project.
masaya akong mabuksan ang site na ito sa internet.
maraming magandang pangyayari akong nalaman at malalaman pa sa bansa ko.
patuloy nating IPAGMALAKI ang ating bansa dahil ALAM nating MARAMI pa tayong maipagmamalaki!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!!
I’m proud to be part of this project as volunteer.Masarap sa pakiramdam na natapos na ito nang matagumpay after all the sacrifices and hardwork that we gave……to all volunteers tap your shoulder for a job well done….Congratulations! And we hope that we will build another library this coming months..
Illac Diaz the former model is also one of the pioneer of earthbag construction the first in Asia. Awarded as the one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines in the year 2005. His Pier One lodging house served as haven for Filipino Searfarers.
According to a survey conducted by Synergy Business Consultancy he is considered as the Philippines top product endorser.
This is truly a nice story.
Botilla has good reasons for now going to the City Hall. Not every Mayor is like Bautista. I believe that every traffic officer must do what he did, whether they are able to recognize the mayor or not. Leaders should set themselves as models.
Beating the red light is not admirable. But I admire the humility of the good mayor.
Congratulations to you Father.
We have known Father Avelino for a long time in Barcelona. He is a very kind and dedicated priest, willing to extend his hands to everyone in need. He brings pride to the Filipinos around the world. Congratulations and more power.
This is truly admirable, for both parties involved! Doing one’s job and admitting one’s mistake. Another good deed to emulate!
‘ I salute you Sol Botilla!.,
Ayus rin nman c mayor.., sa halagang P10,000 natabunan na yung “Beating the Red Light” issue niya. Ang bilis nakalimutan ng tao. Feeling pa nila isa siyang bayani.
Sir, next time maging mabuting halimbawa po tayo sa pagmamaneho lalo na sa mga kabataan.
That’s good news. Hope it’s true because Idol isn’t televised yet.
I hope this will inspire more organizations to serve our fellow Pinoys and become inspirations to many.
Thank you for sharing this story.
the one in photo is not John Paul Seniel. He’s Tek Ocampo, the news anchor of GMA 7′s local version of 24 oras, Testigo..:)
Hi, thanks to KC for the good job she is doing.. BUT.. I think before publishing certain articles a few checks could do coz Uganda is actually NOT a “Poverty-Stricken African Country” ( I happen to come from there) – yes certain remote arid areas have famine but on the whole, it is one of the most fertile nations in Africa. In an earlier article it is also said “the place is so backwards” (also broadcast on the BUZZ program) In all, don’t let these things spoil the wonderful work she is doing! Cheers ! Thanks KC..
Thanks for the heads up Benj.
This is what I have been waiting for, a leader who walks the talk. Definitely a deserving winner because of his track record and credibility. Congratulations my dear President.
a Spanish-Pinay is already in the top 15 of Spain’s version of American Idol. She can get immunity from being booted out from the academy if she gets online support. Let’s unite to LIKE her Facebook Fan Page: ALEXANDRA OT 2011 or be her follower in Twitter: ALEXANDRA OT or be FAN in her otlive.es page (only in Spanish). We need your support here in Spain. Saludos desde Barcelona at Mabuhay!
Always nice when someone wants to pour money and jobs into local economy.
With regard to number 6, it is very important to solicit the support of the whole family. Everyone must understand what you are going through now. Let them show their support to you too.
This is the kind of news the many of us Filipinos need to know. I hope we can feature more Filipinos who can show that we can be world class.
I can’t wait to see this for myself when I visit RP this year. Great suggestions, Mr. Arcilla!
wow,.. i mean,.. wow
I am proud of your Claire Delfin. May the young generation of media people follow your footsteps.
Sorry to be negative, but why do many inspirational essays about us Filipinos are so simplified? Many Filipinos have poor work ethics, because companies, especially those with highly Filipino cultures, are weak on implementing policies and incentives. “Kusang-palo” is a mere illusion in the corporate world. Take a random big Filipino company and a captive foreign company in the country, and the politics in the former is more rampant and dirtier.
This is great news! It’s a wonderful beginning. But we need more sustainable and long range programs to seriously address the problem of poverty. And I believe government and the business sector should focus their attention to public education, the great equalizer. It is a good place to start. Public schools should be funded adequately and supported seriously.
Jake, yes I think you are being negative. If I understood Mr. Menguin’s ” kusang palo” to mean to take the initiative, to take action to respond to an immediate problem to be resolved, without waiting for someone else to tell/order one to do it….then how can you refer to it as “illusion” (your word)!!!??
With 4M, I would rather buy a house and lot. Condo is just a half way house. It is not a place to raise a family. Kahit fully paid ka na, forever ang bayad mo sa association dues. Yang 4M, di pa kasama ang parking space wich usually costs not less than P600,000. So you will be spending around P5M. Sa condo di ka pwedend mag-inuman, ihaw-ihaw or videoke. Di ka rin makapag-alaga ng pets and you are forced to spend more because you have to keep up with the cosmopolitan living. Sosyal lang tingnan pero in the end parang sayang.
Also, there are several condos built just by so-so developers na hindi naman kilala. Eto ang delikado becuase there is the question of structural integrity. Maganda ba pagkakagawa nyan? Baka isang lindol lang gumuho na yan>
Investment? How liquid is it? Maibebenta mo ba yan agad kung kelangan mo ng pera?
Pauupahan? kaya mo bang asikasuhin gayung nasa abroad?
Dami kang pagpipliang mas magandang house & lot with P5M
Very true indeed! Maybe because of computer mentality. Kung di i-click, di work. At naka-program lang ng 8-12, and 1-5. Shutdown at 12 and 5.
Minsan alam na na mali ang ginagawa, tira pa rin… kaya garbage in, garbage out!
Kung di nya trabaho, di gagawin kasi di yun nakaprogram sa kanya.
Makatulong kaya ‘to para tumaas ang CEB?
what are the requirements needed in applying to your company as cabin crew?
Thank you for your comments. We will have a full article on it next week.
You obviously don’t get it. Regardless of race or country, most humans are designed the same. If trained with the right values and culture, and surrounded by an environment where incentives and guidance actually work, any employee can perform well. Now this illusion of “kusang-palo” is just a term to encourage/force filipinos to work, when in fact obviously, both the teachings and the environment are flawed.
Just want to know last September 2010 the priority dates of F4 is 1991… But this February 2011 is now back at 1988..
Our papers are ongoing process we even paid the corresponding amount for the Visa at NVC.
Now that the priority dates are moved backward what is the effect to our applications?
Good point, it really depends on the purchaser’s purpose. If the couple is married, both of them should discuss further of how they want their shelter will serve them.
Compensation and benefit, and work environment indeed play a big role in motivating employees. Without good incentives and work environment can turn even the best employees to be the worst. However, it is also essential that employees do have the value of kusang-palo. As no program, no matter how good, the company can implement for its employees will work if employees do not have this value. Employees without kusang-palo will never get contented.
Yes, I guess I just don’t get you. Sorry.
I am sorry that i do not agree with Dr. Eliseo.it maybe good to our eyes that it was featured in the BBC documentary but its one of those program that is seen around the world particularly in the United Kingdom where we are seen as backward,uncaring and it belittle the country.
To my point of view it should have never been film never mind shown on TV.
Don`t tell me i have seen the documentary ,it gives negative feedback to the country.It shames us all.
Philippines, March 1, 2011
Dean Yen, first of all, may the peace of our Lord Jesus be with you! And congratulations for having been considered the best by the National Geographic Society. Your photographs I have seen are truly fine and truly beautiful. Great work indeed! You deserved the accolade of the world.
God bless! Romy Sureta
Can you pls. correct Thia’s surname? It is “Megia” not Magia. Plus there’s another fil-am in the top 24 named Clint Jun Gamboa.
Philippinos exell in the sport of POWERLIFTING!! Numerous Asian and World Records!! Over 40 International Gold Medals in 2010!!
Plenty Glory for the Philippines, but no financial help!
Other sports as Boxing, Tennis, Billiards etc. gets sponsorships and government assistance, but the most bemedalled athletes from Philippines do not get nothing.
Athletes of Powerlifting are taking part in the Asian Powerlifting Championships in Kobe City, Japan on April 20-24 2011 …….. but everybody have to travel on their own money!
We are Philippine Athletes too, and bring Glory and Medals home every time!!!!!!!!
Wow! This is truly good news.
Wow! Another great news!
Great news really. Thanks for posting. I really like these words “Part of extremism is depersonalizing the enemy, so giving them a face, a name, a personal story, helps. To have a positive or at least neutral experience can help. You never know what ripple effect this can have.” Let’s continue with this work…Maraming salamat po!
awesome feat! Proud to be Pinoy!
I’m an OFW and one of my worries is the safety and security of my family. And because of distance, I could only shrugged it off and put their safety in the hands of faith.
I worked abroad for sole reason my income as a professional can’t provide decent living with my family just like the million OFWs out there, even if my wife was also working.
The option to stay or migrate is not even possible for me though I’ve been thinking of that option. I still love our country. My question is, how long will it take for our country to progress? Or is there any chance at all so I can reunite with family for good.
I think judging with current unfortunate events from Japan and conflicts in the Middel east, it’s still going to be a long ride.
Well, I still have high hopes that things wil be better in the future.
The key statement in this article is that, “Finally, all things equal, it seems more idyllic to live and retire in the Philippines.” Unfortunately, all things are not equal and opportunities to earn a living wage let alone building enough wealth to retire on are very limited and constrained by labor laws that favor business owners. As long as resumes and application forms are asking for your pictures, your age, your sex, while requiring you to meet certain “code” descriptions that are in reality “isms” then hope is clearly going to be always where the grass and earnings are greener-beyond the borders of our beautiful beaches. The working class needs to demand better wages, long term security and better benefits that should allow them to work more than 6 months at a time, deem them employable even when they hit their 30s, and value their expertise in their 40s and 50s. Admittedly, I for one am among the ones who will return and enjoy the “substantial advantages” of living in the Philippines but unfortunately, I never, given the current conditions would be able to do this if I stayed.
Masarap po ang Bagoong at Tuyo sa Pilipinas pero kung araw-araw naman po na ganito ay nakakasawa din po. Sa Tatlong bansa na napagtrabahuan ko, ang madalas kong marinig sa aking mga kasamahang Pinoy ay ” Iba pa rin sa Pinas, mas masarap mamuhay sa Pinas…… Yun ay kung may pera ka!”. Nakakapanghinayang at nakakaasar man pong isipin na ang pinapaunlad nating mga OFW ay ibang bansa, wala naman po tayong/kaming magagawa na nga OFWs dahil kapag sa Pilipinas naman ay mahirap humanap ng trabaho o kundi man ay mababa ang sahod sa kabila ng napakamahal na mga gastusin.
I am now living with my family here in abroad but still hoping that the current administration can do something for us, not even all, OFWs will return back to Phils. Napakasarap tumira sa piling ng mga mahal mo sa buhay at mga kaibigan sa Pinas……..
Hi Alex Dino. Great to meet you, albeit via GoodnewsPilipinas. Your generosity to RP is worth emulating.
great. nice to hear that you are proud to be pinoy. mabuhay
pinoy po ako. pinoy ka rin po ba?
Hindi lang naman po siguro ilaw ang dapat patayin sa Earth Hour. Pwede siguro ang aircon, ref, computer, tv, electric fun, lalo na mga motorized vihicles.
It’s stories like this that inspire and move people to action! Good deeds when noticed and known, always are mirrored, emulated and duplicated a thousand times over! Thank you Jay Jaboneta for sharing your story/good deed. God bless.
Congratulations to all involved in the project! When there is a will to right a wrong, success follows!!!
Wow! Another good news from RP to celebrate!
I agree with you, Andrew, one hundred ten percent! Those of us living overseas are so disheartened when we only hear negativities from back home. If we want change, then every single one of us is called on to participate. And everyone has the abilitity to contribute, how ever small it is, but gathered together makes a huge difference. We should keep in mind that effective change always start from the bottom up, no other way. I am happy to share that during my last visit I encountered many wonderful good deeds being done there, which unfortunately are not being known widely. Constructive criticism is okay, but very often it seems to always deteriorate into a blame game affair. And both sides are just shooting themselves in the foot. Focusing our individual energy into concrete solutions is the best strategy to effect what we all want for ourselves and others….. the common good is the best target to aim at. A few years back I saw a very poor section of New York City transformed! Residents were inspired to plant flowers and vegetables gardens in the neighborhood. They can do the same in our urban slum areas. Maybe they’ve already started with the help of GK projects, for all I know!
My dear fellow Filipinos, if you want to hear our folk songs being sang by nonFilipino choral groups from around the globe, USA, China, Korea, UK, Canada, Russia, Spain, etc. etc. etc.), just visit youtube and type in Philippine Folk Songs. you may start with SFSU -Rosas Pandan. Bahay Kubo, Paru Parong Bukid and Rosas Pandan seem to be the favorites. The first time I heard them I was so moved, I just cried with pride and joy!
please tell all beauty contestants in the Philippines that if you are vying for international beauty title, do not use the word “SIR” during the interview portion, just answer them direct, never to mentioning SIR….my girlsfriends in Canada are all white women, so i know their culture….anywhere pa or even in USA…anywhere no SIR please….
RP is blessed to have individuals like Joey Concepcion who works generously to encourage our people to think outside the box. Yes, indeed, follow your bliss, your passion, work hard at it, and the rest God will supply. Thank you, Joey. And God bless you.
asitg ! ^_^
Good for you Globe Telecom for investing in solar energy to power up the 26.4 percent of RP’s population who live in rural, mountainous and farming areas who lack access to electricity. This is truly a blessing, and I am quite sure the rest of the population will donate something (however small,but when put together makes a huge amount) to the Solar Energy Foundation.
Thank you, thank you so much Willy Arcilla for expressing in print so eloquently the qualities of Filipinos. Non-Filipinos have noticed them all along, now we have to shout them out to our own back home. ….. to balance the negative remark by a few, i.e. can anything good come from RP?
This story of Jean is almost the same story of mine. My wife is currently working in a call center in Manila and on her third company.
I used to work locally and ventured into a business. Unfortunately, nalugi, and all our hard earned money were lost including the one I got from the fifteen years of service from my previous company and credits from the banks.
And during that time I’m also paying two insurance which I wasn’t able to continue because fifty percent of my income and my wife is allocated paying of debt.
It’s really difficult to both of us because we have three kids who are schooling. So I was forced to worked abroad to meet the high expenses.
I still have dues to pay but it’s not a big as before. And my wife is already complaining for her sacrifices which I perfectly understand.
I love this write-up! It’s sad that Filipinos nowadays, specially the younger ones, cannot communicate in decent English. During the 80s, when I was still a little girl, there were fewer channels on TV and some of those channels show TV programs from the US. I distinctly remember watching Little House on the Prairie, Wonder Woman, Charlie’s Angels, and Mission Impossible with my dad. Watching Sesame Street was part of my morning ritual. The news was delivered in English and most, if not all, FM stations were in English. Nowadays, people would rather watch telenovelas and even the foreign ones are being dubbed in Filipino. And we don’t even promote reading. I went to a public school during my elementary days but we had very good teachers, then. Nowadays, i’m not so sure … I hope DepEd will come up with a program that can help students be more conversant in English. Globalization and the internet have made the world smaller and being able to speak and write in English will only help Pinoys in the long run.
God bless her! Yes there are many Filipinos like her who are generous and looking out for the common good. …. maybe not in the same magnitude, nevertheless they do contribute whatever they can, and wherever they are. Two virtues we should always focus on are gratitude and generosity, They go hand in hand. The more we show gratitude the more the blessings multiply and the more the generosity of everyone is activity and spread far and wide. Thank you for writing about her.
I agree with you Mr. Hizon that speaking English is not unpatriotic. After all, it is the language that united us as one people and one country. We are a diverse group of people, diverse in many things: language, customs, traditions, geography, culture, etc. But by reason of historical accident English became our common language, our lingua franca. It’s what enabled us to understand one another, our various customs and traditions, our literature, myths, legends, and even our jokes. It is the language that made us equal culturally, socially and intellectually.
Thanks for posting this and putting this matter to light. I do look forward to your newscast in BBC precisely because your diction is pleasant to my ears. Such a pity that with the boom of call centers, Filipinos have shifted to the idea that possessing a fake accent or twang puts them ahead or some such nonsense. I even overheard an interviewer during a job interview say “I cannot hire him, he doesn’t have the accent..” But to my ears, that person certainly speaks grammatically correct English over the one with a fake twang! What has happened to us?
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Imbestigator! – English Skandal! – Suspek Rico Hizon!
You must all know where this comes from! – If you are from The Philippines!
Well Done Rico! – I am from the UK, yet every morning I look forward to your perpetual smiling face, with the BBC Asia Business Report! (He can even manage to smile, at the most ‘Disastrous News!’) And he speaks ‘Perfect English!’
I for one, spotted the Philippino Accent, and Mannerisms! – I work in the Middle East and Asia with many ‘Pinoys.’ I am more than tolerant of the accent, and the ‘Phonetic’ use of English; as this is derived from ‘Phonetic Tagalog!’ – Rico is now a ‘Role Model’ for my Philippino Staff!
Yes, English does change from one location to another. There is British English, American English, and Australian English.
However, just in the same way that ‘Dialects’ and Languages pervade in The Philippines, our UK accents change too! – Especially from North to South. I have a Filipina friend who is a Nurse in Birmingham, and she has had to undertake a course in ‘Local Dialect!’
Rico’s appearance on BBC World was rather reminiscent of Moira Stuart. Moira had worked on BBC Radio for years, her voice (On the Radio Four ‘Today’ Programme) was a like ‘The Morning Dew!’ However, when she appeared on Television for the first time, the entire population was stunned by the fact that she was a Black Caribbean!
I for one make a deliberate attempt every day to listen to ‘Kuya Rico!’
I truly appreciate the first book that Mr. Lacson wrote: 12 Little Things Every Filipino can do to help our Country. I thought it was God-inspired. However, this latest one: 12 Little Things Global Filipinos Can Do to Help Our Ph: leaves me rather hurt and very sad. The implication is that we who are living overseas either as immigrants or permanent residents have forgotten the homeland and neglected to help out. In my experience I have not met any Filipino that didn’t send something back home to their families, neighbors or even their villages! I know many work extra jobs besides their regular one, just so they have enough to send home.
I like your style Rico Hizon. You simply deliver the answers that I’ve been looking for, if speaking in English is not unpatriotic.
thanks for the feature! he’s our hometown hero in the field of boxing!!! Congrats to Mark Anthony Barriga from Panabo City, Davao del Norte!!
She won another award with her partner, Jean Marc Corder, the Lead Role in a Russian Performance, from the BIBC. The artistic director of Russia’s Chebyalinsk State Opera chose Adea and Cordero to guest in a future performance in Russia, the date and details of which are still to be announced.
Both dancers are from Ballet PHilippines.
Mabuhay kayong dalawa!
I hope this effort does not end in a story … people who watched this should put it in action and be proud of it later when the trees are growing and we’ve averted flooding in the Philippines.
I hope more series of short films like this be made available to the masses.
I hope too that this clip is made available to those who cannot afford to pay for movies (at SM) and those that are in the remote places.
I love waking up to BBC news and to Rico Hizon’s voice … but that’s all there is to it…
I share his observations, i too is sad by how the young people are speaking English … what irked me more when supposed to be icon (people being patronized by many) starts commenting “nose bleed” when they hear someone speaks English and laugh, for me it’s not a laughing mater, it’s sad, it’s a deterioration of what we had enjoyed in the past – recognition that we are well educated people able to face any adversaries in any language especially English.
Where I’ve been people pay to learn to speak and understand English but in the Philippines it used to be second nature but not anymore, I hope things go back to where it was, I am happy when i got in school without taking any English proficiency test simply because I am Filipino and I was taught in English.
Speaking the language in any part of the globe and with anybody does not make me unpatriotic, instead it makes me proud to be Filipino.
Good thing that other award giving bodies keep an eye to eSkwela Project…mainly, because it caters to the needs of the “deprived”, both technically and financially, individuals…it serves its purpose by enriching “life skills” to the learners…touching lives with a GOOD HEART!!! -rachelMD
I am really proud to be a Pinoy!
More Power to Sarah Cua and Timothy Tan
Hi. Thank you for featuring the eSkwela Project.
Please note, too, that the Philippine Social Security System is also being honored in the 2011 Computerworld Honors Program under the Economic Opportunity Category. I don’t know which project it is though.
we should improve further our educational system specially the universities.
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Amazing! Thank you for sharing this awesome news. It is indeed true that talents, any kind, are gifts to be used for the benefit of others and for the common good of society , in fact for all of humanity.
This is really an awesome, super A-one graduation speech I have ever read. As her bio career has demonstrated, it is very true that we teach others how to treat us. Her commitment to excellence and integrity in whatever and wherever she found herself made those around her give/gave their respect and trust so wholeheartedly.
I just love her acronym C2LX! And the “no short cuts” adage.
Rah, rah, keep biking anyway! Ignore the naysayers and cynics. What you guys are doing is great…. a great beginning to something positive.
do u have an art exhibit today in malls here in manila?thank u.
Did you start http://www.goodnewspilipinas? That too should be on the list ! Ha,ha,ha. Good for you.
Oh gosh. Ang swerte natin. There are so much stuff that we can be proud of! If only the politicians…
We should just ignore unscrupulous politicians, naysayers and cynics. Making comments about them is a waste of energy and time. Enumerating the countless good qualities of our people and traditions, and being grateful for them on the other hand, are much more productive and inspirational…… this attitude creates a very positive atmosphere and encourages all of us to focus on and work for the common good.
Yes, indeed, we are more than lucky to be endowed and blessed with diversity in many things, e.g. ethnicity, language, geography, culture, traditions, literature, legends, myths, natural resources, staple foods, etc. etc. and most of all, we are gifted with a great sense of humor! Indeed we have so much to be grateful for.
Congratulations Margie and Maryvic! There is no doubt in my mind of your continued success. You’ve demonstrated that often times opportunity is right there before our noses. We just have to be mindful and aware of what’s around us. Today, the feast of Pentecost, let us all pray that we open our eyes to the gifts and talents we all have! Yes, everyone is gifted with something, we just have to recognized it. Cleaning toilets, believe it or not, is a talent! I saw one such cleaner at the Manila Intl. Airport during one of my visits to RP. I was just so blown away by her way and attitude in her performing her work! I could sense that she didn’t consider the job demeaning at all! She seemed really happy! It was there that I discovered that it’s not the job, but the attitude and what we bring into the job that makes the job dignified!
#48 – It is the Filipinos resilience that has always been a pride for me. No matter where we are in the world, that’s what we are known for. It also doesn’t matter who’s “governing”; we make it through the bad with the hope for a better future. I just wish that we don’t get starstrucked and vote for people who have no idea what their doing.
Cool! See! The mirror neurons reallly do work! Exposed people to positive deeds and stories, and they will mirror the good deeds and act on the positive stories. Let’s continue to be the light and salt for humanity as the Bible exhorts us to be. Congratulations to those who started the project! God bless.
Congratulations Wilfredo Pasamba! You are absolutely right that classical music is so misunderstood by many as an elitist form of music! Thanks for clarifying the misconception!
oh this is soo cool keep it up pls love you My Philippines
Congratulations and continued success to you Nathalie!
Parents are generally if not always biological. They remain as such even beyond the 18 yrs of kids age.
We love our lolo/lola we don;t put them in warehouses for aged and we don;t call them by their first name. We do our best to make sure our mindset is aligned with the 10 commandments. We love to love.
I believe focusing on public education should be a priority…and funding it adequately is the only way to improve the country. It is the best equalizer.
He will be our next pride!.. proud to be pinoy!..
You have the wrong photo for Mr. Concepcion. You probably meant to have the son (not the father) based on the article.
Thanks for the info. The image has now been updated.
Congratulations, Sheryl! I am so happy and grateful that finally someone was brave enough to look into the “bahala na” attitude which is rather pervasive in the culture.
If we just upgrade our tourism infrastructure, I’m pretty sure we’re gonna outrank Bali.
Congratz sa Philippines Dragon Boat team sa kanilang determinasyon nilang manalo, sa dami ng kanilang pinagdaanan hirap para makasali at makalaro sa international na palarong ito. sa mga naniwala at tumulong kayoy bahagi ng kanilang tagumpay,hindi naging bingi at bulag sa hangarin ng mga paddlers, salamat sa PSC at POC sa pagiging bulag at bingi sa hangarin ng mga paddlers, display lng marahil ang nasa ibabaw ng kanilang katawan. muli kongrats.
“…will be held November 2010..”? Is this news recent and when did he win? Please let me know. Thanks!
The date has been corrected. It will be on November 2011. Thanks for the heads up!
My heart sings with joy everytime I visit GNP for there are always inspiring stories to read and emulate and act out in our lives! I say it again, we Filipinos have so much to be proud of and grateful for. Our rich tradition of family values, helpfulness, cheerfulness, flexibility, openness of spirit ,wit/sense of humor/love of fun, respect for education, love of music, our ethnic, cultural, religious, linguistic, geographical, culinary diversity, and of course our diverse natural resources are absolutely great reasons to be grateful to Almighty God. These are gifts, we should not take them for granted ever!
Very inspirational! Often times great disasters bring the best in people.
They forgot the number two vacation destination for Filipinos of the Iligan, Mindanao area having 23 gorgeous waterfalls and 3 water parks.
Please be advised that the video was not 30 minutes but it is a 30 seconds video.
we are proud of you Farrel.
Truly a great story for this Advent Season…
it Really More Fun in the Philippines. Fascinating Philippines!
Actually, it’s Turkey. Turkey is an asian country, as well as a european country, but most part of the country is located in asia, as well as its capital city. So Phililppines is just 2nd!
I have a question regarding my US petition whrein my priority date is April 2004. My mother who petitioned me is a green card holder, if ever she become a citizen what will be the impact on my petition?
Hoping for your reply.
God bless and more power!
My parents came to the US last May 2011 as green card holders. After so much drama they said they aren’t happy in the states and they went back to the Philippines in Oct 2011. Would there be any problem in the Immigration if they change their mind and come back to the states in April 2012? They didn’t get any re-entry permit before they left last Oct 2011.
Thanks and God bless,
We should make international airport and harbor to this tourist island destination as priority projects in order to accomodate the influx of tourists coming from around the world.
when and where the said seminars will be held?
the place of the seminar not the date and time?
Please visit http://www.colaycofoundation.com for details of the various seminars. Venue may also be different per seminar but the next ones are at the Citystate Center Condominium, 709 Shaw Boulevard, Quezon City.
If not enough, please write email@example.com
There are different seminars. Please check http://www.colaycofoundation.com Calendars. Thank you
Different locations depending on the seminar
Thank you…different locations depending on the seminar. Please check http://www.colaycofoundation.com Calendar. Thank you
Thank you, Willy. You brought up some very good points, especially #6.
Congratulations to Christopher and Neil!!
And now to show our gratitude to their parents and all the OFWs for their countless contributions to RP, let us all unite in prayer that Almighty God continue to bless them with good health, good working conditions and the respect of their employers and host countries. And of course, let us not forget to pray for their families back home that they continue to manage their remittances wisely, prudently, and keep our traditional values of family love and loyalty, helpfulness and generosity, the love of Almighty God and the devotion to the Blessed Mother.
Is this complimentary to us?
i’m a German and my experience is, that such statistics are a very subjective thing. I know a lot of Russians who are very polite, but since i can speak a bit Russian i can just agree to Danilova. French sounds also very charming and british english also. In compare the US English is not like that. I know more rude Americans than rude Russians. Germans were valued on another statisticas very nice tourists, but stingy and demanding, therefore Americans as rude but undemanding. And, last but not least, i know many Filipinos who are indeed very caring and kind. But if you are not around they know a lot of bad words and tell it to you if you are not fulfil what they expected. At the end: The culture and language influences all that a lot, how the people of a nation are. And – we are in first line humans and they are the same.
I’m an american who is married to a Filipana and I intend to retire somewhere there. I have grown to love the philippines far above my birth country which has changed very much for the worse in the last few years. What do I love about the Philippines? 1. Freedom! Even with tourist status I enjoy much more freedom than I do at home. 2. Filipinos. 3. The beauty of a tropical paradise. 4. The availability of affordable public transportation. 5. Things cost less in the Philippines and there is a reason for that. Where I come from everything is overregulated. This increases the cost of production, transportation, and of course, the regulators must be paid too. There is no such thing as a perfect safety blanket, life is dangerous and that is accepted there. 6. All the beautiful Filipinas to look at. 7. I agree with Rachel, wearing flip flops. 8. The weather. 9. The diversity in food, locations, ethnic groups and lifestyles. If you want it you can find it in the Philippines. 10. My wife! I do dislike some things about the Philippines and those are the same things Filipinos dislike. I’m hoping that when I can finally come there full time that I can contribute in a constructive manner to country I love and truly feel welcome in.
It’s more fun in the PHILIPPINES!
Great article! wished donsol whale watching was included too =))
^^ Wow! They won! COngrats! When I saw this video I was amazed because it is true! Goodluck.
The good side is that the Philippines offers a venue to the visitors to experience enjoyable moments, savor the natural beauty of its landscape, and have fun. This is the only island that I know of that is comprised of 1,707 small islands, most of which are uninhabitable. The Philippines, as a tropical country, offers an awesome and inspiring panoramic view of several thousands of small islands that seem interconnected so beautifully. If you love water sports and island-hopping, then the Philippines is a real island paradise, second to none, allowing you a sublime experience? I believe that, yes, you can have fun in the Philippines, provided that certain criteria are met.
I love the last line of the piece. It is always commendable when the good of the community is focused on in any project. Congratulations!
Salamat mahal na presidente….lalo akong na-iinspired magtrabaho….sna wla ng palitan ng presidente. d kelangan ng sobrang talino na mamumuno sa bayan…ang kelangan ay may konsensya, takot sa dios, malinis na intensyon at malasakit sa bayan. appreciate ko ang pagbibigay mo ng sweldo mo sa skul…d kayang gawin ng iba un…ung ibang mayaman na politicians kukunin pa un, pinahihiwatig lng nun ang angking kasakiman nila…tulad mo din ako kahit average lng kinikita ko ay nakukuha ko ding magbigay.nawa’y tularan kpa ng iba at kung lahat ay magiging mapagbigay(depende sa pagbibigyan) ilang taon pa cguro wla ng magugutom at pati krimen mawawala na din…kahirapan ang ugat nyan. kpag maunlad na siraulo na lng ang gagawa ng krimen…ibang saya nararamdaman ko ngaun sa pagunlad ng economy natin parang maunlad na din ako. salamt mr. president of course sa mga pinasalamatan mo sa sona mo…matapos ko lng po board exam ko isa na din ako sa kaisa nyo na mamumuno sa tuwid na daan.. alis na ako sa private firm at lipat ako sa public.
super galing talaga ng noypi…so very proud of you…
It’s because we already have a People’s President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III. He never fail us of his promise of TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY and GOOD GOVERNANCE. The people’s confidence in him surging very high because of his untiring effort to serve the Filipino people with POSITIVE ATTITUDE. The Philippine President is now advocating and empowering POSITIVE THOUGHTS for us to move on. Keep it up Mr. President!
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Good day! May I know the contact number of Mr. Dexter Soy? This is mj dinglasan from tv5. We would like to feature him in one our shows. Thanks!
” I grew up poor but my parents have always reminded me not to take what’s not mine,” Gadayan said. “”
Sana ganito lagi ang LAHAT na nasa Gobyerno ng Pilipinas, walang gaanong pinag aralan at hindi natutong manguha ng pag aari ng iba. Pag ganito LAHAT ang nasa gobyerno ay siguradong wala ng MAGNANAKAW o nangungurakot pa
Icheck ko tong books na nilist mo! Pero parang puro foreigner
Ang pinaka favorites ko yung Pisobilities!!! Ang galing kasi tagalog!!!!
Tas binili ko na rin yung ibang books ni Francisco Colayco kahit english madali naman intindihin din…
Wealth Within Your Reach
Making Your Money Work
Pera Palaguin Workbook
Ung DVD din nabili ko yung Bak Por Gud kaya lang di na ata binibenta yun!
Pati ung Money for Kids niya binili ako kahit wala akong kids!
Ang galing galing talaga ni Mr. Colayco lagi ko din binabasa ung column niya dito sa gnp!
I agree with you bro sana kagaya lahat ni Ronald Gadayan ang mga opisyal ng Gobyerno. Saludo kami sayo Ronald Gadayan
sana within a year matpos n yung pagbbuilt ng factory. san po kaya pwede mgpass ng CV? it really helps sa mga taga batangas n katulad ko n nagttrabho sa malayo, hindi n nmin nid pumunta p ng ibang lugar kc may big opportunity n dumating sa batangas.. hope you can answer my question…. kindly email me.. thankyou! GODSPEED!!
No doubt that this will create more jobs. Corruption will be lessen if FOI Bill is passed. I hope this will be given priority by Congress.
The Philippine Chess Team in the Opn Section should be lauded for their exhilarating and fantastic performance in the recently concluded 2012 Chess Olympiad held in Istanbul, Turkey. While the astonishing feat of the Philippine Team was remarkable especially in the middle rounds, they could have performed better had they rested some of their work horses and used instead the hot and dynamic IM Oliver Dimakiling. After the sorry loss of IM Dimakiling in the 4th round, he was no longer utilized by the team and instead hanged on the their four mainstays of So, Barbosa, Torre and Paragua. As one can readily observed from the games, there came a point that Barbosa and Torre were so mentally and physically tired after gruelling wins with Super GM Georgiev and Nigel Short that they could have played IM Dimakiling instead to rest either Torre and Barbosa or GM Paragua. These were the mistakes they committed. The reason of the alternate is to rest your players as what the other strong contenders did. The Philippines should learn a lesson from this. But then again, I congratulate you guys for a job well down and your 21st Place finished is a modest performance for a Philippine Team which is ranked 35th in the Olympiad.
Perhaps a migration & investment destination, not just a retirement haven. Then maybe we Filipinos get to enjoy our beautiful country as well.
inspiring!…am glassy-eyed reading this….am in awe of his struggles and how he manage to go through these tribulations!….God bless him!
Correction please, before the 2012 Olympiad, Wesley So already hiked his ELO Rating to 2667 therefore with the 10.3 earned in this Olympiad, his ELO rating should now be 2777 instead of 2662 as stated in this blog. Thanks
I mean 2677 my mistake. Thanks.
Viktor Bologan’s ELO Rating should be 2734.
i agree.. but politicians were scared of the FOI bill due to the 10-years validity of public documents.. baka makalkal kasi ang mga bulok nila years ago..
I really get inspired reading good news from the Philippines. I feel I can smell the fresh new day that awaits me when I get home.
On the other hand, my blood rises whenever lots of bad news on crimes and corruption plaguing the country.
We can’t have the best of both worlds, can we?
Cris “Kesz” Valdez
…epitome of struggle
By Apolinario B Villalobos
An innocent smile
Gives radiance to his face -
Kesz, as friends call the lad
Is a picture of exhilaration
When all eyes turned to him
And palms are clapped
For a thunderous jubilation.
The thirteen years of struggle
Put his enduring will to a test
As he lived away from family
Who thought him to be a jinx
And to a dump he was left
But lucky to have been saved
And given another chance to live.
Devoting his life in helping others
This he does, though at such an age –
Pushing carts filled with books
He and his buddies scour the roads
For children with want for knowledge
Nothing can slow them down, not rain
Not thirst, not hunger, aches and pain.
The International Children Peace Prize
For the year 2012 he got, truly deserved
Has shown that God has plans for us all
And that the best life that man can live
Is one that is patiently driven with guts
And nurtured with determination to succeed
Just like what this sweetly smiling lad, Kesz did!
On the other hand, I stumbled upon a minor but serious grammar error in the article’s opening:
The Philippine Azkals made history, winning it’s first international title in 99 years by crushing Chinese Taipei to take home the Philippine Football Peace Cup…
This is a respectable site, and errors like this shouldn’t even exist here
Thanks for the heads up Critic’s Choice! The article has now beed adjusted.
This is really good news. Congratulations to the sponsor of this bill and made into law. Whoever they are they deserved our commendations. Do you know who the legislators are? Thank you.
DOT Sec. Jimenez and team need to work harder if they will meet their action standard of beating Vietnam’s tourism numbers. Figures released by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) in July 2012 show their tourism industry is continuing to grow at a good pace. Arrivals over the first six months of the year reached 3.4 Mio, representing growth of 13.9% year-on-year (y-o-y). Article above indicates our arrivals at 2.14 Mio for same period.
wow.. this is one of my dreams..super duper like.. i buy books at a second hand bookstore.. and one day i open a public library..may God bless all of them who started this cause..
Is it really possible to waive the annual fee? will it be reasonable enough for them to turn down your request.?
Good news for Philippine tourism – the only problem is that their three hours stay in Boracay will not be spoiled by the usual irritating Filipino custom – the street peddlers selling their goods as well as beggars. this give and create a bad impression of a tourist spot thus puts a bad image of the entire archipelago. This kind of reception is a “put-off” among tourists.
good news to our country and to our fellow filipinos to have faith in our country.. hopefully this will attract more pinoys to invest in the philippines..
Ok sana yan plan, but I don’t like north Korea
Na maging kabahagi sila , South Korea no
Problem,pero dapat yan mahigpit ang security
Diyan.dapat Hindi masisira ang karagatan diyan.
This lady will age with a sharp mind. Doing puzzles makes a person very much alert and has a healthy mind. Instead of dying watching all those serials, people can learn from her hobby. It’s an exercise to the brain.
I wish I could see her collection some day.
Wow! Singapore with the highest paid Politicians in the World ranks the worst in the World in the Happiness of its citizens….there must be something terribly wrong with Politicians in Singapore
This news is true in what it is written. Pinoys are generous in voluntary activities but greedy when it comes to money. A sister who is working in a certain chaplaincy in Rome have difficulties where to find the place to change those 1, 2, 5, 10 cents. 1 euro is present when their is an italian faithful. Pinoys are calculating the cents. For example 10 cents is already 20 pesos. Even here in Pinas people are greedy when it comes to money offering but generous in offering their hands.
I forget… those 5,10 cents are made of 1,2 cents. I use the verb to be IS already 20 pesos for nothing can be bought of…
The Philippines needs to have a further structural macroeconomic, cultural, and especially political reforms in order to maintain the recent economic stability of our country in a LONG-RUN basis not in a short-run.
Our current economic growth is unsustainable if we continue to rely too much on OFW remittances instead of encouraging more investments in our domestic economy like more job opportunities for millions of unemployed Filipinos, improving our infrastructure, and strengthening our national defense.
To encourage more investments in our economy instead of relying on OFW remittances and BPO revenues, we need to amend the 1987 constitution and allow 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) participation at all economic sectors in our domestic economy instead of limiting them to 40% and find a local partner who is rich enough to front the 60% (only few locals can afford to front 60% of a large-scale foreign investments that’s the reason most large-scale foreign investment in Southeast Asia goes to Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Cambodia where foreign investors can invest 100% from their own capital and can own what they invest).
To spread our economic gains not just in Metro Manila, we need to decentralize our form of governance like shifting from unitary to federal form of governance where the provinces or regions are the one who will manage the economic, cultural, and political policies of a specific province or region.
To assure an efficient governance from the top and to fasten the implementation of laws, we need to shift from the current presidential to parliamentary form of government where the Head of State (the President what I mean) should have only the ceremonial position while the real duty of governing the nation should be vested to the Parliament led by a Prime Minister and his/her Ministries as the current system ensures conflict between the executive and the legislative branch.
tt’s nice to know that they are still preserving our museum.
Bilib talaga ako kay senator Loren kasi lagi niya binibigyan nila ng halaga ang cultura natin. Great job po.
Di ko inakalang maganda pa din pala yung museum natin. Makapunta nga minsan.
I wanna see the ‘spolarium’ . Nakakatuwa na tinututukan pa din ng govt natin ito. Pagatuloy niyo lang po
NIce! Pwede na pala ibook yung place.
Another great news. It seems like Philippine Tourism will be booming this year.
This is exciting. I hope Smart Gilas will grab the top spot again this year.
There is no need to amend the 1987 Constitution to allow 100% foreign investment at all economic sectors. There are certain segments that should be exclusive to Filipinos, especially if allowing foreign entities will enable them to encroach on sovereignty and systematically monopolize profit.
The government is on track. They just need to sustain the reforms and consistently bring to justice those who perpetuate graft and corruption, which is at the very root of most problems if not all.