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3 Cost Effective Ways to Solve Metro Manila's Traffic Problem

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The Facebook page of ANC 24/7 is asking for its reader's suggestion on how to solve Metro Manila's traffic problem.


This got me thinking, "what is the best way to solve Metro Manila's traffic problem?" It's easy to make suggestions, what's hard is the implementation and the cost of implementation. So what is the the best way to solve Metro Manila's traffic problem and the most cost effective solution?

Punitive Fines
First of all, any implementation will definitely cost money, a lot of money. The cause of the traffic mess is the people themselves so it's only right that those causing the traffic problem should be fined and the fine should hurt. That way, the fines will pay for the cost of enforcing the law.
The fines should start at P500 and goes up every week if you don't pay it within 15 days. To enforce this and prevent people from ignoring the fine. It will be tied to their driver's license or car registration. They cannot renew their d…

Royal Tru Orange - Mantika

Some classic Philippine commercials.

People Doing Awesome Things

Sabado Nights

This is the San Miguel Beer commercial that introduced Ina Raymundo to the world. And to a lot of young boys, their manhood.

The Camel

A Nun and a Priest were crossing the Sahara desert on a camel.

On the third day out, the camel suddenly dropped dead without warning.

After dusting themselves off, the Nun and the Priest surveyed their situation.

After a long period of silence, the Priest spoke. 'Well,Sister, this looks pretty grim.'

'I know, Father. In fact, I don't think it likely that we can survive more than a day or two.'

'I agree,' says the Father. 'Sister, since we are unlikely to make it out of here alive, would you do something for me?'

'Anything, Father.'

'I have never seen a woman's breasts and I was wondering if I might see yours.'

'Well, under the circumstances I don't see that it would do any harm.'

The Nun opened her habit and the Priest enjoyed the sight of her shapely breasts, commenting frequently on their beauty.

'Sister, would you mind if I touched them?'

She consented and he fondled them for several minutes. 'Father, could I ask…

Puns for Educated Minds

Take two and stay out of bed for three days...you will feel better.

1. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.

2. No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

3. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.

4. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

5. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

6. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other: You stay here, Ill go on a head.

7. I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.

8. The midget fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.

9. A backward poet writes inverse.

10. If you jumped off the bridge in Paris, you'd be in Seine.

11. A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess looks at him and says, I'm sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger.

12. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurpri…

Blackberry Playbook Live Demo

There were speculations that the BlackBerry Playbook was just for show and that RIM did not have an actual product. Well, RIM just demoed the real Playbook at Adobe's MAX conference.

Here's the video

Manila, Philippines - Then and Now

Looking at these pictures, I can't help but see the huge difference in them. Mainly, the amount of power lines that Meralco has put up all over the place with no regard for aesthetics. :)

Also, seeing there's no difference in how Binondo Church looks reminds me of what my grandmother told me that they stopped renovating the front of Binondo church because everytime they did, a war broke out. So they renovate the inside but never the outside anymore. I wonder if it's true.

Everythings Amazing & Nobodys Happy

The Filipino Heroes League

Filipinos are one of the best artist in the world. Most artist does work for companies like Disney, Marvel, DC and Sony.

Here's one that I found that looks great. It's called The Filipino Heroes League. The Philippines answer to the Justice League? I found the pedicab and the owner type jeepney to be funny. Very Pinoy!

Here is the link to the blog for Komix7107 where I saw this comic.

Crime

Heard from a friend that crimes are starting to go up again. He said that two weeks ago, there was an armed robbery at Peace Hotel in Ongpin. This week, there was an armed carnapping at T. Alonzo where the driver was pushed in and the car was taken with the driver.

They seem to be targeting cars like Montero or those worth P1M or more.

Also heard that kidnapping might be on the rise again.

Be careful out there.

Powerful Typhoon Approaches Philippines

From the Philstar.

MANILA, Philippines - A powerful typhoon that could intensify into the highest hurricane category is barreling toward the Philippines, international storm trackers reported yesterday.

Typhoon “Megi,” which will be called “Juan” when it enters the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), is expected to make landfall in Northern Luzon in two to four days.

Megi was last spotted 1,200 kilometers east of Southern Tagalog, heading toward the Philippines at 20 kilometers per hour with maximum sustained winds of 120 kph and gustiness reaching up to 150 kph, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

The US Navy Joint Typhoon Warning Center on its website said Megi is forecast to reach Northern Luzon within four days.

Let's hope this doesn't turn into another Ondoy.

Batibot Returns

The popular Filipino children's show in the 80's aimed at pre-schoolers returns after 22 years. TV5 has been granted the right to air the show.

In an interview, Sienna Olaso popularly known as Ate Sienna said, “This is something that today’s youth needs. Socio-cultural values like pagmamano and the use of ‘po’ and ‘opo’ should be taught constantly.”

The shows main puppets "Pong Pagong" and "Kiko Matsing" will not be returning due to licensing issues with Sesame Workshop.

Other popular characters will be returning like Manang Bola and the show will introduce new characters.

This is wonderful news as the new generation of Filipino children really need to learn something better than watching noontime shows. Values is something that should be taught constantly.

For those of you who have nostalgia. Here's a video of the opening sequence of Batibot.

Who are more dangerous Doctors or Gun Owners?

Let's see...

Doctors

(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.

(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.

(C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171 Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept of Health and
Human Services.


Now think about this:

Guns

(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000.
(Yes, that's 80 million)

(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500.

(C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .0000188

Statistics courtesy of FBI


So, statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.


Remember, 'Guns don't kill people, doctors do.'


FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, but almost everyone has at least one doctor.
This means you are over 9,000 times more likely to be killed by a doctor as by a gun owner!!!


Please alert your friends to this alarming threat!

We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!


Out of concern for the public at large, we withhe…

Bloomberg Television interview with Mr T.

I pity the fool who don't buy gold!

The Haircut

One day a florist went to a barber for
a haircut. After the cut, he asked
about his bill, and the barber
replied, 'I cannot accept money from
you, I'm doing community service this week.'

The florist was pleased and left the
shop. When the barber went to open his
shop the next morning, there was a
'thank you' card and a dozen roses
waiting for him at his door.

Later, a cop comes in for a haircut,
and when he tries to pay his bill, the
barber again replied, 'I cannot accept
money from you , I'm doing community
service this week.' The cop was happy
and left the shop. The next morning when
the barber went to open up, there was
a ' thank you' card and a dozen donuts
waiting for him at his door.

Then a Congressman came in for a
haircut, and when he went to pay his bill,
the barber again replied, 'I can not
accept money from you. I'm doing
community service this week.' The
Congressman was very happy and left
the shop. The next morning, when the barber
went to open u…

‘Willing-Willie’ vows to out-wow ‘Wowowee’

From the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

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MANILA, Philippines—Controversial television host Willie Revillame who captured a massive following here and abroad via his former “Wowowee” show on ABS-CBN, is promising bigger and better prizes for his new show on a rival station, despite his legal battle with his former network.

Among the daily prizes are a fully furnished house and lot, P1 million in cash, a brand new car and scholarships for the children of the winning family in one segment called “Family Appear.”

He added that participants from the audience in the studio could win as much as P50,000.

The new show is conceptualized not just to entertain, but mainly to give hope to the viewing public. “This is my legacy to the viewers—to give them hope that their dreams could come true,” Revillame said.

Revillame said prizes and gifts of his new show “Willing-Willie,” slated for launch on Oct. 23 on TV5, would exceed those of his former noontime show.

“We will have bigger and …

The First iPad Street Musician?

I guess anything that helps pay for the iPad.
The First iPad Street Musician? from Alex Shpil on Vimeo.

Great Workout Tips

In this day and age where we live very sedentary lives. We should try to work out a lot more. I found a video with some great workout tips that you can follow...if you can pay attention.

Continuous Chest Compression CPR—University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center