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

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…

Donald Trump - "You're not gonna raise that FUCKIN' price!"

He's really mad isn't he?

Criminal Activity along EDSA

Got this info from a friend.


Guys please be careful when travelling along EDSA, an incident happened to me and to fellow motorists this morning in the EDSA: Guadalupe Northbound lanes. I am pasting an excerpt from my email to PNP's Highway Patrol Group as I've tried numerous times to contact them thru 117 and thru their local numbers but no one answers:

"the EDSA-Guadalupe area today: April 26, 2011 @ 11:00AM. During the rush hour traffic jam along EDSA Northbound, there were four teenagers that came from the MRT Guadalupe Station and started running alongside the motor vehicles stuck in crawling traffic and tried to open the doors of these vehicles including mine. A taxi in front of me was victimized and they tried to pull out the driver and ended up running off with things that they were able to get. I tried calling 117, Philippine National Police’s hotline while this was happening and no one was answering! Even after numerous trials to contact a 117 …

405 The Movie

What happens when a passenger plane has to make an emergency landing on a freeway?

Some of you may be too young to remember this. But this movie was done back in 2000 by two guys using a Windows PC running Windows NT.

The PC specs was

Dual Celeron 300 mhz dual processors (overclocked to 450 mhz), 384 MB ram, 24 gig storage, DPS Perception
Pentium II 450 mhz processor, 512 MB of ram, 4 gig storage
Pentium III 500 mhz processor, 256 MB of ram, 24 gig storage, DPS Perception

You can read the full details on how this movie was done in

How to Turn an Old T-Shirt into a Sexy Top

I hope you learned something here, because I certainly didn't. I was too distracted.

Giniling Na Lechon

Photo taken at Rustan's supermarket by a friend.

10 Great Philippine Summits to Climb

If you are a nature lover and loves to hike or take landscape photos. I found a list of great places in the Philippines to climb from the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

1. Mt. Apo - North Cotabato and Davao

2. Mt. Kanlaon (Kanla-On, Canlaon) - Negros Island

3. Mt. Pulag - Benguet

4. Mt. Talinis - Negros Oriental

5. Mt. Ugo - Benguet

6. Mt. Kabunian - Benguet

7. Mt. Batulao - Batangas

8. Mt. Pinatubo - Central Luzon

9. Pico de Loro - Cavite

10. Mt. Manabu - Batangas

Full article with some photos here.

Sad to say, the photos on the Inquirer website does not do justice to these places. They consistently have the smallest and lowest quality photos of any news organizations I've seen.

I have found some photos taken by other photographers that does a better job so here they are. Click on the photos for a bigger view.

Mt. Batulao

Mt. Pulag

All photos by Jerry Tieng. To see more beautiful places the Philippines has to offer, check out his Facebook Profile.

Maximum Mac & Cheese - Epic Meal Time

I think I just had a heart attack...watching this video!

RH Bill Fight Heats Up

The fight regarding the RH Bill is heating up specially during the Holy Week. With President Aquino's support of the RH Bill. Several Catholic priest have floated the idea of excommunicating the President.

In an article in the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz and Fr. Jerry Oblepias, the diocesan director of the Family Life Ministry in Laguna, both questioned the quality of Mr. Aquino’s Catholicism for supporting the controversial reproductive health bill.

Oblepias in particular said Mr. Aquino was a “bad Catholic” with a “conscience that is not well-formed.”

Cruz called the President “anti-Christian” for saying that he was prepared to be expelled from the Church if that is what supporting the reproductive health bill would entail.

He said that, "There are 2 ways for someone to be excommunicated. Abortion or harming the pope. But just in case the President signs the bill into law…he will not be excommunicated. Unless, if the church proves that he has an …

The Coolest Way to Erase a CD


English - Tagalog Dictionary


01) Contemplate - kulang ang mga pinggan
02) Punctuation - pera para maka-enrol
03) Ice Buko - nagtatanong kung ayos na ang buhok
04) Tenacious - sapatos na pang tennis
05) Calculator - tawagan kita mamaya
06) Devastation - sakayan ng bus
07) Protestant - Tindahan ng prutas
08) Statue - Ikaw ba yan?
09) Tissue - Ikaw nga!
10) Predicate - Pakawalan mo ang pusa
11) Dedicate - Pinatay ang pusa
12) Aspect - Pantusok o pandurog ng yelo
13) Deduct - Ang pato
14) Defeat - Ang paa (ng pato?)
15) Detail - Ang buntot (ng pato?)
16) Deposit - Gripo (Call DIPLOMA if DEPOSIT is leaking)
17) City - Bago mag-utso; A number to follow 6
18) Cattle - Doon nakatila ang Hali at Leyna
19) Persuading - Unang Kasal
20) Depress - Ang nagkasal sa PERSUADING
22) Defense - Ginamit ng mga pangsulat sa kontrata sa PERSUADING
23) It Depends - Kainin mo ang bakod
24) Shampoo - Bago mag-labing-isha (11)
25) Delusion - Maluwang (kapag maluwang ang damit, eh DELUSION)
26) D…

Being Chinese-Filipino

1. Your standards for evaluation are limited to "not bad" (bwe-phai) and "good enough" (ham-ham).
2. You count every single centavo that comes in and out of your wallet.
3. You watched the PROC national day celebration on sky/home cable.
4. You watch the old Chinese variety shows on CCTV and the rest of the Chinese channels on cable.
5. You voted/wanted to vote Ping Lacson for president.
6. People have told you, "magaling ka pala managalog.".
7. You're the prime target of 'kotong cops' in Binondo.
8. You make today's rice tomorrow's fried rice.
9. Today's leftovers are tastefully mixed in tomorrow's "bi-hun" or "ma-mi".
10. The only thing you can read in a chinese daily newspaper is the daily's name .
11. Your pinoy friends ask for tikoy/hopia/ mooncake from you, and they're more excited eating it than you are.
12. You're usually not allowed to wear black, although you want to look thinner.

Time Is Running Out

Leaders and experts from different fields of practice joined together to speak in support of the Reproductive Health Bill/s (which was then Senate Bill 3122 and House Bill 5043).

What are your views on the RH Bill?

Monopoly - Official Trailer

The Community Chest! Brilliant!

Charlie Chaplin - The Great Dictator Speech

True today as it was in the past.

Jan-Jan’s parents file libel cases vs child abuse complainants

This is just something I find bizarre.

Joe and Diana Suan, parents of the six-year-old Jan-Jan Suan, have filed on libel cases before the Quezon City Prosecutor's Office earlier Wednesday, April 13, against bloggers John Silva and Froilan Grate, and child psychologist Dr. Lourdes Carandang.

It also says that

According to the complaint-affidavit, Joe and Diana filed a case against Grate for making it appear that Jan-Jan is an “abused child” and that his family allowed Jan-Jan to be abused in exchange for money and fame.

The lawyer said

“Sila po ay naniniwala na walang pang-aabusong nangyari at sila ay di papayag, kahit sila ay mahirap, na maabuso ang kanilang anak ng sinoman. Gusto po nila na matigil ang lahat ng ito... Gusto nilang bumalik sa kanilang pribadong buhay. Ayaw po nila na magamit si Jan-Jan sa agenda ng kung sino-sinong tao,” Pineda said.

He added that the family does not want Jan-Jan to become a “poster child” for child abuse.

“Kung sinasabi po nila na na-child abuse an…

More Photos of Manila - The most Beautiful City in Asia 1950's to the mid 1970's

I've gotten a lot of request to post more photos of Manila during the 1950's to the 1970's. I've done some search from the source of the photos I posted from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee archive.

It was a joy to search for these photos and it really shows how beautiful Manila was in the 1950s to the 1970s.

This is Manila Cathedral when the photo was taken in 1968. Here you can see the dome of the cathedral as the photo was taken from the back. The dome is now colored blue-green but it was black back then.

Aerial view of Manila - Port Area.

One thing you'll notice in these photos is the lack of garbage on the streets. Also, there's no road construction. Just look at the quality of the roads, it's all flat and concrete. Not even a crack or broken sidewalks.

What's interesting is that even though there's a lot of shanties in the photo, you can see that they still kept the are very clean.

Manila - Port area with view of the Pasig River. Can …

How To Get A Guy To Notice You While You're Having Sex With Him

VST & Co. - Tayo'y Magsayawan (Original Footages)

Nostalgia time! Background is Manila in the 1970's. It's still clean!

From Wikipedia.

VST & Company was composed of Vic Sotto (vocals, producer), Spanky Rigor (bass, vocals, producer), Val Sotto (vocals), Celso Llarina (rhythm guitar, producer), Monet Gaskell (vocals), Male Rigor (vocals), Roger Rigor (vocals), the late Jun Medina (vocals), Joey de Leon (composer, lyricist), Homer Flores (musical arranger, keyboards), Chito Ilagan (bass), Ben Escasa (percussion), Fred Concepcion (trumpet), Boy Alcaide (drums) and Clod Baria (trombone).

The all-male group's name, "V.S.T", was said to represent the names of three lead vocalists, "Val, Spanky and Tito."[citation needed] There was also speculation that the acronym stood for "Vicor Super Team" — implying supremacy in the roster of Vicor Music Corporation. VST is also being used by Tito Sotto, which means "Vicente Sotto the Third."

Toughest Place to be a Bus Driver

Documentary about a London Bus Driver who goes to Manila in the Philippines to experience what it is like to live and work as a Jeepney driver in Manila.

This is an hour show, but quite interesting about the lives of some of our fellow Filipinos.

Around the 45:20 mark, you'll see a part about "Pagpag" or scraps of food collected from garbage. People collect them, was them and cook them again and sold in their Carinderia.

Gary Valenciano - Growing up (Bagets Opening)

Saw this while browsing. I wonder where some of these guys are now.

Willie Revillame Leaves Show After Ad Pullout

Willie Revillame announced that he will leave his show, Willing Willie for two weeks after the ad pull out by major advertisers after he was criticized for making 6 year old Jan-Jan do a macho dance in exchange for P10,000 cash.

He announced that his last show will be Friday, April 8, 2011 in which for the next two weeks, only taped shows will be shown.

He will then decide whether he will continue doing the show or not.

Here's the report from ABS-CBN News.

Do Filipino Maids Face Discrimination In Singapore?

Filipino maids gather and socialize around Ion Orchard Mall every Sunday in Singapore. Some mall employees and shoppers are complaining that their presence lessen the prestige of the mall.

Here's a video report about the situation. What are you thoughts?

Nestle Philippines TV Commercial: Nestle 100 Years "Pag-Ibig"

This is such a wonderful ad.

Ambiguously Gay Reporter


BIR uses Al Capone Method vs Arroyo Son

From the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

MANILA, Philippines—No one is untouchable any longer.

As the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) itself put it, it is using the Al Capone method to nail a son of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for tax fraud.

In a move unthinkable for the agency during the nine-year Arroyo administration, the BIR Thursday charged Ang Galing Pinoy party-list Rep. Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo and his wife, Angela, with evading taxes.

Under the net worth method, tax investigators add up all assets of a subject and subtract all his or her liabilities to calculate the net worth.

BIR Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares said the Arroyo couple were found to have a tax liability of at least P73.85 million, including surcharges and interest.

From 2003 to 2009, Arroyo, who, incredibly, represents the party-list group of security guards and tricycle drivers, and his wife either failed to file their income tax returns or underdeclared their income, Henares said at a press confer…

Another Strong Earthquake Hits Japan

Japan suffered another strong earthquake today, April 7, 2011 at 14:32UTC.

Here's the details from the USGS.

Eva Longoria Has Wardrobe Malfunction

Eva Longoria was on David Letterman last night promoting her new cookbook. She came out wearing hot pants and a barely-there tuxedo with nothing underneath in which a button popped open while talking with Letterman.

Here's the video. And yes, it's suitable for work.

Why Pinoys Are Dumb Cartoon Version

Ok, first off, I didn't make this video. I just saw it. But I think we should look at other people's point of view from time to time. We might learn something new.

Some Funny Commercials Some NSFW

I found some funny commercials. Just a warning, some of them are NSFW.

New Thundercats Trailer from WonderCon 2011

For those of you who are old enough to remember Thundercats, you'll may be happy to know that they are rebooting the franchise.

If you think Cheetara was hot before. You should see the new Cheetara.

Update: Embedding has been disabled. You can view the trailer here.

Green Lantern - WonderCon Footage

Green Lantern trailer shown at WonderCon. This is a must see movie!

1987 PABL Slam Dunk Contest

Nostalgia time! This is the 1987 PABL Slam Dunk Contest with Vergel Meneses, Alvin Patrimonio, Jojo Lastimosa, Nelson Asaytono and Paul Alvarez.

All who became PBA players.

Top 5 Viral Pictures of 1911


Advertisers Pull Out from Willing Willie Show

Some advertisers have started to pull their ads with Willing Willie after the Jan-Jan macho dance incident.

Mang Inasal, a subsidiary of Jollibee has pulled their ads pending investigation by the network.

The Internet community has been calling for boycott of the products of the show's advertisers.

There's even a Facebook Page calling to boycott all of Willing Willie's sponsors.

Shannon Brown Switch-Hand Dunk Against New Orleans

Wow! In a game no less.