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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…

Mission Impossible 4 - Ghost Protocol - Official Trailer

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Looks like Tom Cruise is back!

Cirque du Soleil Performer Acrobatic First Pitch at Padres Game

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Since Cirque du Soleil is in the Philippines, I thought I'd share something about it. Here's a Cirque du Soleil performer throwing the first pitch at the Padres game. Perfect pitch all on the first try.

Human Weapon - Ninjitsu

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In the ultimate search for a HUMAN WEAPON, mixed martial artist Jason Chambers and football pro Bill Duff put their bodies on the line as they train in the most lethal forms of combat before going toe-to-toe with masters of each fighting style.

They travel back to Japan to learn Ninjutsu. They learn different weapons that the ninja used, as well as tactics & warfare.

They are studying under Masaaki Hatsumi.

According to Wikipedia.

Masaaki Hatsumi is the 34th ninjutsu Soke, or Grandmaster, and founder of the Bujinkan Organization, currently residing and teaching in the city of Noda, Chiba, Japan.[3] He is also a doctor of orthopedics, specializing in the mending of bones.

Beginning in childhood, Masaaki Hatsumi studied several popular martial arts. After teaching martial arts to the U.S. soldiers stationed in Japan he noticed that the larger and stronger Americans had an advantage in bouts when using the same techniques. [5]He began to question the legitimacy of modern martial arts…

Captain America Trailer

The Captain America movie looks like it's gonna kick some serious ass. Get ready for Captain America 2 when this movie makes money.

Water Powered Car

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I saw a TV show when I was in high school about Filipino inventor Daniel Dingel who invented a car that runs on water. I don't know where he is now or what happened to this invention. I don't even know if this is for real. All I remember was that nobody in the government helped him put this to market. It would be cool if it was for real and we could actually get a car that runs on water.

Here's more video about Daniel Dingel and his water powered car shot in 2007.


Who's The National Hero Of The Philippines?

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We all know that Dr. Jose Rizal is the National Hero of the Philippines right? Well, according to Pulse Asia which conducted a survey recently shows that 2.8% of the population, 3.8% in Mindanao believes the National Hero is Manny Pacquiao.

Check out this report.

I understand mistaking Andres Bonifacio or Emilio Aguinaldo. But what about Pacquiao and the Aquinos? Even the current President was thought to be the National Hero.

The DepEd has a lot of teaching to do.

Padma Lakshmi Potato Skin Recipe

Padma Lakshmi describes how to cook potato skins which, is pretty straight forward. But Padma's way of explaining it brings a whole new heat to the table. By the end of it everyone at the table was salivating.

Best Divorce Letter Ever!

Dear Wife,

I’m writing you this letter to tell you that I’m leaving you forever. I’ve been a good man to you for 7 years & I have nothing to show for it. These last 2 weeks have been hell. Your boss called to tell me that you quit your job today & that was the last straw. Last week, you came home & didn’t even notice I had a new haircut, had cooked your favorite meal & even wore a brand new pair of silk boxers. You ate in 2 minutes, & went straight to sleep after watching all of your soaps. You don’t tell me you love me anymore; you don’t want sex or anything that connects us as husband & wife. Either you’re cheating on me or you don’t love me anymore; whatever the case, I’m gone.

Your EX-Husband

P.S. don’t try to find me. Your SISTER & I are moving away to West Virginia together! Have a great life!

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Dear Ex-Husband,

Nothing has made my day more than receiving your letter. It’s true you & I have been married for 7 years, although a…

Justin Bieber Top Ten on Letterman

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Justin Bieber was on the Late Show with David Letterman last night presenting the "Top Ten Little-Known Facts About Justin Bieber".

Here is another one done by Justin Bieber on a few months ago presenting the "Top Ten Reasons It's Fun To Be Justin Bieber."

NBA Top 10 Fights

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We don't see this much fighting in the NBA anymore.

Proud To Be Pinoy? Dont Be, Here's Why...

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I saw this video on Youtube.

Here's the description.

Do you love shouting "PROUD TO BE PINOY" everytime Manny Pacquiao wins a boxing match, or when Charice Pempengco sings infront of millions of americans? Well, you should think before you do. Manny and Charice's achievements are possible only because they worked hard to attain them. We have nothing to do with it. Were just riding along and stealing the limelight from them because secretly, we know we dont have pride and dignity. 25 years of putting up with this miserable life brought about by "So called" freedom. The Aquino Legacy so they say.

Well guess what? Its only the Rich and Wealthy like the Cojuango-Aquinos-Lopezes who are truly enjoying freedom and democracy. But the rest of us are merely sucking it up. Trying to deny that Philippines is just a 3RD WORLD COUNTRY being overtaken by Vietnam and Indonesia. MEDIA is the drug that helps you forget this fact. Stupid telenovelas and stupid newsreporting…

Jhane Santiaguel - Sexy Pinay

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I don't have anything to post today because I'm busy with work. But I found this over the weekend so enjoy.

This is Jhane Santiaguel, one of the Mocha Girls.

Philippine Geography by Yoyoy Villame

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Here's a way to learn Philippine geography in a song by Yoyoy Villame.

Philippine History by Yoyoy Villame

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Here's a shorty history of the Philippines in a song called Magellan by Yoyoy Villame.

Does anyone still remember this song?

Vancouver Riot - Flash Bang to the Nuts

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Makes you feel good to see that these idiots get what they deserve.

Pinoy Urban Legends

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I was talking to a friend about urban legends in the Philippines and I decided to compile a list of legends I've heard before.

Robinson's Mall half-man half-snake
It was rumored that one of Gokongwei's child who is the twin brother of daughter Robina was born a mutant, a half-man half-snake named Robinson. The mall was built so that Robinson can have a place to hunt. The rumor goes that if you visit the mall, you should be careful when entering the fitting room as you may never come out because you'll fall into a trap door and be eaten by the mutant. This is especially so if you happen to be a woman or child

Pusa sa siopao (cat in steamed bun)
There was rumor that one of the shops in Ongpin (Chinatown) was selling siopao (steamed bun) using cat meat. Instead of the usual pork, they used cat they found along the street. Ewww...

White Lady at Balete Drive
According to Wikipedia.

Balete Drive is a street located in New Manila, Quezon City, Philippines. It is known for appari…

Vancouver Riot After NHL Loss

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Some of you have probably heard this on the news. After the Vancouver Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals yesterday. A few fans in Vancouver started a riot and burned two police cars and smashed the windows of several banks and department stores.

Here's a video I found taken by a spectator.

Here are some photos taken by friends.

Frankly, I'm amazed at how stupid some people can be. They will use any excuse to start a riot. This is the reason why the Canucks will never will the Stanley Cup.

By the way, most of these photos have been circulated on Facebook and some are even bragging on Facebook that they were the ones who burned the cars on Facebook. Just make it easier for the cops to arrest them.

Here are some photos of the aftermath.


Clearly, some people need to get a life. It's just a hockey game.

And finally, a guy standing up for what's right.


People signing the wall outside The Bay - we're sorry.

What It's Like To Work For Google

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An inside look on what it's like to work at Google. The perks and amenities for the employees cost millions. I'm sure a lot of companies especially Philippine companies (not all) would never imagine doing this, yet Google employees are one of the most productive in the industry.

If you know of any Philippine companies that does something similar, please drop me a comment and let me know what company and what perks they offer their employees.

Is This a Great Country Or What?

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Funny cartoon about the U.S. healthcare. Click on the image to enlarge.

Stephen Colbert Thanks LeBron James for Being So Classy and Modest

Of course with the loss of the Miami Heat to the Dallas Mavericks, there's no end to the jokes about LeBron James and how he handled his defeat.

This episode from Stephen Colbert talks about the Miami Heat as "America's Sweetheart Team" and referred to LeBron's humble beginnings at the start of the season. He also mentioned how LeBron handled the defeat with class.

Lebron James: The New Decision

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I should probably stop with the LeBron jokes. But not yet.

Language are NSFW.

Funniest Jokes About LeBron James

A lot of jokes about LeBron James came out after the Miami Heat lost to the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals. Here are the funniest I've seen:

"I heard Dallas is so excited about winning their first NBA title that they're having LeBron James Day tomorrow. Everybody gets off of work 12 minutes early tomorrow."

"I asked LeBron for change for a dollar. He gave me 75 cents and said, "Sorry, I don't have a 4th quarter."

"Verizon announced they have partnered with James on a new phone. The special feature: viabrate mode only - it has no ring."

"The real reason why LeBron James skipped college and went straight to the NBA, because he never would have showed up for the Finals."

LeBron James MVP! Most Vanishing Player!

"And yet, when I woke up today, I still had the same number of NBA championship rings as LeBron..." (after LeBron tells fans who rooted against him to get over it.)

A wife tells her husband “I want to name our …

NBA Finals 2011: Dallas Mavericks Vs Miami Heat Game 6 Highlights

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It was a sweet game to watch.

LeBron James to Haters - I'm Still Rich Bitch!

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After the crushing defeat by the Miami Heat to the Dallas Mavericks in a 105-95. I was interested to hear what the Miami Heat would say in the post game interview. I expected Miami to congratulate the Mavs for a job well done. But as expected, LeBron "the King" James can always be expected the say the wrong things at the right time.

When a reporter asked him whether it bothers him at a lot of people are happy to see him fail. He answered,

"Absolutely not, because at the end of the day, all the people that were rooting on me to fail, at the end of the day, they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today," James said. "They have the same personal problems they had today. I'm going to continue to live the way I want to live and continue to do the things that I want to do with me and my family and be happy with that.

"They can get a few days or a few months or whatever the case may be on being happy about not o…

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade Mocks Dirk Nowitzki's Illness

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I found this video of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade making fun of Dirk Nowitzki by pretending to cough and wheeze after practice. Dirk Nowitzki who played with 100 degree fever on game 4 beat the Miami Heat.

Dirk may be sick, but at least he played until the end. Unlike LeBron who disappeared.

It's no wonder people don't like the Miami Heat. I used to admire Dwyane Wade because he's a really amazing player. But ever since LeBron moved to Miami, LeBron's childish behavior is really making a bad influence.

By the way, Dallas Mavericks won game 5 giving them a 3-2 lead against Miami Heat in the NBA Finals.

Karma's a bitch.

The Future For The Philippine Economy

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We have been in a global financial crisis since 2008 and luckily, the Philippines was pretty much spared. Except for exporters to the United States, the Philippine economy in general was largely spared from the crisis unlike Europe and the US.

The Philippine economy however is hardly what you would call great. Unlike China and other countries in Asia, the poverty rate is still rising and the only people making real money are the ones who are already rich.

The majority of Filipino students wants to go into nursing or call center jobs. The hopes of going abroad has diverted a lot of students from studying to be engineers, architects or pharmacist. But because of the bad US economy, a lot of nurses are unable to go abroad and find work now.

If you look at the Philippines economy, it has gone from agriculture, to manufacturing to a service economy.

During the Ramos administration, a lot of land was sold because of a real estate bubble and most of these land was converted into subdivisions…

T-Mobile Angry Birds Live

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I saw this commercial by T-Mobile using a smartphone to control a real live angry birds game complete with exploding pigs!

Traditional Aikido Kurilla Dojo Demonstration

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Very cool Aikido choreography. One of the best demo I've seen.

100 People Japanese Game Show Prank

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The Japanese make really crazy game show pranks.

Huge Solar Flare Eruption on 7 June 2011

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Jun 7, 2011 - The Sun unleashed an M-2 (medium-sized) solar flare with a substantial coronal mass ejection (CME) on June 7 that is visually spectacular. The large cloud of particles mushroomed up and fell back down looking as if it covered an area of almost half the solar surface.

SDO observed the flare's peak at 1:41 AM EST. SDO recorded these images in extreme ultraviolet light and they show a very large explosion of cool gas. It is somewhat unique because at many places in the eruption there seems to be even cooler material -- at temperatures less than 80,000K.

When viewed in SOHO's coronagraphs, the event shows bright plasma and high-energy particles roaring from the Sun. This Earth-directed CME is moving at 1400 km/s according to NASA models. Due to its angle, however, effects on Earth should be fairly small. Nevertheless, it may generate space weather effects here on Earth [on Wednesday, June 8, 2011]..

Credit: NASA SDO

Steve Jobs Presents Spaceship Campus

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Steve Jobs is presenting to the Cupertino City Council Apple's plan to build a spaceship like campus that will hold up to 12,000 employees.


The new campus when completed would consist of 80% landscaping. Apple is planning to supply their own power to the building with the city grid as backup.

The whole building will be made of curved all around and there would be no straight piece of glass in the whole building. It will be four stories high to preserve the "human scale" of the campus.

Here's the video.

Dirt Devil-The Exorcist

McDonald's Pick n Play

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Brilliant outdoor advertising by McDonald's.

Crazy Low Pass Fly By

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This crazy pilot did a low pass fly by a few feet of the ground. Crazy? Yes!

Is LeBron James Better Than Michael Jordan?

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You've probably heard the news that Scottie Pippen said that LeBron James is better than Michael Jordan. To those who think LeBron James is better than Michael Jordan, here's a video that answers your question.

Yeah, I don't think so.

Pepsi Pinas - Sa Akin Ang Pinas

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Here's a commercial by Pepsi Philippines modeled after Pinoy action movies. Full of cliches you'll usually hear in a typical Pinoy action movie.

Manny Pacquiao Sings Sometimes When We Touch

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Lil Manny Pacquaio sings "Sometimes When We Touch" live in the studio.

Manny Pacquiao's HP Commercial

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The HP Veer Commercial featuring Manny Pacquiao.

A Preview of Microsoft Windows 8

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Microsoft introduced it's new Windows 8 at the D: All Things Digital Conference taking place in Los Angeles.

The new Windows 8 will be an OS that will be used for desktops, laptops and tablet devices. Yes, one OS for all devices.

One thing you'll notice is that the interface is completely redesigned and has none of the familiar looks of previews Windows. It makes it completely friendly for touch devices.

Here's a preview video.


What do you think? I kind of like it. I haven't been excited with a Windows product for a long time. But if they can execute this and make it run as smooth as they're showing, I think it will be a hit.

OSNews.com has a good article about Windows 8 which explains why it would be the Windows we've all been waiting for.

Philippine Business Monopolies

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Just read this article on Inquirer.net about Globe complaining that the PLDT and Digitel merger would create a monopoly.
PLDT chair Manuel V. Pangilinan on Tuesday hit out at Globe, accusing the Ayala group of monopolistic business practices.

“PLDT is not allowed to install phone services inside malls and real estate developments (owned by the Ayala group), despite the clamor from their tenants,” Pangilinan said, noting that Globe was allowed to offer telecom services in these areas.

The Ayala group, through its Ayala Land unit, is one of the country’s largest property developers. It operates shopping malls in Metro Manila, Cebu and Pampanga.

It's funny how these big companies fight don't they? They talk about the danger of having a monopoly but all these talk are just of course to protect their business interest. In the end, the consumer ends up with the raw end of the deal.

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.




Monopolies have existed in the Philippines for a long tim…