2017 here I come!

It has been a while since my last post on my blog. I have been very busy these days. This blog has been existing for several years already and I thought I need to redesigned it. I am thinking of registering my own domain.

Well, let's see what's in store for me. 


2016 Philippine Elections: Earned Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate Degrees of Candidates

Notes:

1. Three (3) presidential hopefuls are lawyers - Binay, Duterte, and Santiago.
2. All candidates, except for Roxas, are graduates of Bachelor of Arts in Political Science degree.
3. Santiago is the only one who has a doctorate degree.

Notes:

1. Three (3) vice-presidential candidates are lawyers - Cayetano, Escudero, and Robredo.
2. Three (3) candidates finished their undergraduate degrees at the University of the Philippines (Cayetano, Escudero, and Robredo) while Trillanes earned his MPA from the same university.
3. Among the six (6) candidates, it is only Marcos who does not have a college degree.

Other interesting facts:
1. Roxas and Robredo, presidential and vice-presidential aspirant, respectively, are both graduates of Economics.
2. Duterte (presidential aspirant) and Cayetano (vice-presidential aspirant), are both lawyers.



If there are some discrepancies or errors in my research, please correct me and feel free to post the correct information with references.


Pilipino Movement for Transformational Leadership (PMTL) endorses LENI ROBREDO as Vice President




A religious coalition composed of different Catholic, Evangelical, and Protestant organizations has officially endorsed Atty. Leni Robredo as its Vice President for the May 9, 2016 elections.

The following is the list of member-organizations of PMTL:

Catholic organizations:

1. Light of Jesus (LOJ) Community (Bo Sanchez's The Feast)
2. Couples for Christ (CFC)
3. Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen & Professionals (BCBP)
4. Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon (LNP)
5. Christian Family Movement (CFM)
6. Federation of Transparochial Charismatic Communities (FAMILIA, FTCC)
7. Bukas Loob sa Diyos/Servant Leaders
8. Prayer Warriors of the Holy Souls
9. Philippine Alliance of Ex-Seminarians (PAX)
10. Dilaab Movement
11. Defensores Fidei

Evangelical and Protestant organizations:

1. Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC)
2. National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP)
3. United Methodist Church (UMC)
4. United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP)
5. Philippines for Jesus Movement (PJM)
6. Bible Mode, Christian Bishops & Ministers Association of the Philippines (CBMAP)
7. Christian Patriots
8. Capitol Christian Leadership (CCL)
9. Nameless Faceless Selfless (NFS) Ministry
10. Intercessors for the Philippines (IFP)



References:

Candidates in the 2016 Philippine National Elections

Names with yellow shade are my choices for the May 2016 elections.



PRESIDENT

Jejomar Binay (United Nationalist Alliance)

Miriam Defensor-Santiago (People's Reform Party)

Rodrigo Duterte (Partido ng Demokratikong Pilipino-Laban)

Grace Poe (independent)

Manuel Roxas (Liberal Party)


VICE PRESIDENT

Alan Peter Cayetano (independent)

Francis Escudero (Independent)

Gregorio Honasan (UNA)

Ferdinand R. Marcos (independent)

Leonor Robredo (LP)

Antonio Trillanes IV (independent)


SENATORS

Sharrif Albani (Independent candidate);

Aldin Ali (Partido ng Manggagawa at Magsasaka Workers and Peasants Party);

 Raffy Alunan (Independent);

Ina Ambolodto (Liberal Party);

Godofredo Arquiza (Independent);

Levito Baligod (Independent);

Greco Belgica (Independent);

Walden Bello (independent)

Sandra Cam (Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino);

Mel Chavez (WPPPMM);

Neri Colmenares (MKBYAN);
Leila De Lima (LP);

Isko Moreno Domagoso (PMP);

Ray Dorona (Independent);

Frank Drilon (LP);

Larry Gadon (Kilusan ng Bagong Lipunan);

Win Gatchalian (National People's Coalition);

Richard Gordon (Independent);

TG Guinggona (LP);

Risa Hontiveros (Akbayan);

Eid Kabalu (Independent);

Atty. Lorna Kapunan (AKSYON);

Princess Jacel Kiram (United Nationalist Alliance. );

Alma Moreno Lacsamana (UNA);

Panfilo Ping Lacson (Independent);

Rey Langit (UNA);

Mark Lapid (AKSYON);

Dante Liban (Independent);

Romeo Maganto (LAKAS);

Edu Manzano (Independent);

Allan Montano (UNA);

Mon Montaño (Independent);

Getulio Napeñas (UNA);

Susan Ople (Nacionalista Party);

Sergio Osmeña III (Independent);

Manny Pacquiao (UNA);

Mr. Coop Paez (Independent);

Samuel Pagdilao (Independent);

Jovito Palparan Jr. (Independent);

Kiko Pangilinan (LP);

Carlos Jericho Petilla (LP);

Ralph Recto (LP);

Martin Romualdez (LAKAS);

Roman Romulo (Independent);

Dionisio Santiago (Independent);

Vicente Sotto (NPC);

Francis Tolentino (Independent);

Diosdado Valeroso (Independent);

Joel Villanueva (LP);

Migz Zubiri (Independent)

Korina Sanchez-Roxas shares her 5 Secrets to Success


Today, December 11, 2015 Ms. Korina Sanchez-Roxas shared her five (5) Secrets to Success to the college students of The Fisher Valley College in Taguig City. These  five secrets are the following:


1. Mahalin at pagsilbihan ang mga magulang (Love and honor your parents). 

Ms. Korina mentioned that among the 10 Commandments of God, this is the only commandment that has a promise when done. She did not mention the particular verse in the Bible so I looked for it and here it is: "Honor your father and mother, as the LORD your God commanded you. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the LORD your God is giving you." That can be found in Deuteronomy 5:16. 

It seems that the TV host of the 10-year-old Rated K values family, especially her relationship with her parents (she mentioned that her parents died in 2004). 


2. Maniwala sa sarili (Believe in yourself).  

The TV host likewise told the crowd that one needs to believe in himself/herself to succeed. While people around you looked down on you because you are nothing to them, it should be the perfect time to start believing in yourself because if you do not, you'll start believing in them which will surely hinders your journey to success. Self-confidence is such a vital attitude towards yourself.

3. Dream and plan your dream.


Without dreams, we are nothing, as if our lives are meaningless. We need to work for our dreams. We start by planning.  This is where we put all our efforts in realizing our ambitions in life. We just can't leave it to anybody and then wait for its fulfillment.
 

4. Angat ng masipag ang matalino.

Being smart is good but being industrious is better. She mentioned that she tried to enter UP Manila when she was applying for college but unfortunately, she flunked because the course that she really wanted to enroll that time was a quota course. Even after earning a degree in Communication Arts, she had a hard time applying for a job. But she did not give up. She did all her best.


5. Pray and believe (Magdasal at maniwala).

Ms. Korina said that God is always there for us. We need to pray to Him and believe what we are praying for. Unless you pray and your believe in Him, your dreams of becoming who you are will not be materialized. 


Bubblews shuts down after three years of operation

Screenshot from Bubblews website

"After being up and running for almost 3 years now we regrettably need to inform you that we will be shutting Bubblews.com down. The climate for display advertising has drastically changed and made it impossible for us to sustain the business model and operations."
As the prophecy foretold few years ago when Bubblews was still in its neophyte stage, it would shutdown after few years of operation due to its nature of business. Information I got from other Bubblers is that it totally went out of business on November 15, 2015. People earn through publishing articles. With every view, like, and share an article gets, the company pays the writer. Even the poorly written and plagiarized articles were considered. Easy money as they say. 

My experience with Bubblews is quite challenging. I don't have much time to write stuff. It's just good that you can actually write anything under the sun.  My earnings were about P30,000 (Philippine pesos). That's roughly US $600 ($1=P50 exchange rate that time). The company paid me around P15,000, half of what I actually earned. The other half was not given to me after they changed their terms and conditions. Now I understand why. 

I'd like to thank Bubblews for giving me an opportunity to earn money online. There is no permanent business in this world. But while we are part of it, we must continue sharing what we can for the realization of organizational goals.

PNoy declares November 17-20 as holidays in Metro Manila due to APEC Summit 2015


President Aquino has declared November 17-20, 2015 as holidays in the National Capital Region (Metro Manila) to give way for the leaders of 27th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. The Philippines will be hosting this year's APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM) scheduled on November 18-19 which will be attended by twenty-one (21) world leaders, including US President Barack Obama. The legal bases of these holidays are the following: 

(1) November 18 & 19 = Proclamation No. 1072 issued on July 13, 2015; special non-working holidays for both the public and private sectors

(2) November 17 & 20 =  Memorandum Circular No. 84 issued on September 23, 2015; holidays for government offices only, including Government-Owned or – Controlled Corporations (GOCCs)

The additional holidays in November 17 and 20 were issued by the President upon the recommendation of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation – Office of the Director General (APEC- ODG), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). 

Suspension of work in the local government units and private companies on November 16, 17, and 20 shall be on a voluntary basis.

This is the second time that the Philippines will host APEC Summit. The first one was on November 24-25, 1996, the eight (8th) summit held in Subic, Zambales.

Schedule of Applications/Renewals of LANI Scholarships for 2nd Semester, AY 2015-2016


Source: Official Facebook Page of the Scholarship Secretariat of Taguig City 

Here's the full text:

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Pakibasa po ito ng mabuti bago magtanong at mag comment.

1) Gaya ng nauna naming abiso, ang third batch ay hinati namin sa dalawa. Yung QUALIFIED na nag apply sa unang tatlong araw ay napabilang sa distribution noong Oct. 27, 2015. Yun namang naiwan pati yung mga pending (na nakumpleto na) ay bibigyan ng allowance bago mag third week ng November 2015. Ito ang dahilan kung bakit hindi lahat sa 3rd batch ay na CI na at nabigyan ng sulat.

2) Ang aplikasyon o renewal of application para sa 2nd sem ay magsisimula ngayong NOV. 3, mula 8AM to 4PM hanggang NOV. 10, para sa FIRST batch. Maaari kaming mag cut-off ng mas maaga kung napakahaba ng pila. Ang venue ay sa Cayetano Science High School auditorium pa din. Yung form na nasa City Website, yun pa din ang ating gagamitin.

3) LANI scholars and parents na nakabasa nito, kindly help us in answering questions posted na alam nyo din po ang sagot. Iilan lang po kami sa Secretariat (and we have so much to do to process applications) and we are not always on-line kaya po delayed talaga karaniwan ang reply. 


4) Finally, please be careful with your comments. We expect you to read and understand carefully our announcements, thus we may not reply to questions that are clearly answered by our announcements. Irresponsible and baseless comments may also be grounds for your suspension or termination from the Program under the Good Moral character requirement.


Thank you and good day!!!

Final Grades in Organizational Behavior and Management Processes - 1st Semester, A.Y. 2015-2016


321 hopefuls eye for 14 seats in the 2016 Philippine national elections


Three-hundred twenty one (321) individuals filed their Certificates of Candidacy before the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) since Monday, October 5 to eye for national seats  in the May 2016 national elections. Filing of COC ended last Friday, October 9 at 5:00 p.m.

Presidential hopefuls constitute 130 individuals while 19 submitted COCs for Vice Presidential position. There are 172 individuals who filed their Certificates of Candidacy for Senate seats. 

According to COMELEC, the Commission will release the final list of candidates on December 10, 2015.


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