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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…

AI vs. AI. Two chatbots talking to each other

It doesn't take long to get these two chatbots to get into an argument.

How Do You Spend Your Dash?

I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
From the the end.

He noted that first came her date of birth
And spoke the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years. (1934 - 1998)

For that dash represents all the time
That she spent alive on earth...
And how only those who loved her
Know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own;
The cars...the house...the cash,
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard...
Are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left,
That can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
To consider what's true and real,
And always try to understand
The way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger,
And show appreciation more
And love the people in our lives
Like we've never loved before.

If we treat e…

Dumating na ang araw n’yo

Brilliant article by Inquirer's Conrado de Quiros.

Tapos na nga ang Linggo ng Wika, pero hindi pa rin naman tapos ang Buwan ng Wika, pwede pang ihabol ito. At kahit na kantong Tagalog pa rin lang ang alam ko, pipilitin kong mabigyang anyo ang nararamdaman ng bayan ngayon. Baka nga mas angkop ang salitang kanto para dito.

Dalawang taon na ang nakakaraan mula ng sinulat ko ang “May araw din kayo” bilang pagtugis sa mga bwisit sa ating buhay. Di pa rin tuluyang nawawala ang mga bwisit na ’yan, pero masasabi na nating “Tapos na ang maliligayang araw n’yo.” Sa totoo, pwede na nga rin nating sabihing “Dumating na ang araw n’yo.”

Para ’to sa kanila:

Kayong mga nagsasabing lubayan na ang pag-usig sa mga nandaraya, nandarambong, at nagsalaula sa bayan nitong nakaraang dekada dahil ito ay persecution o paninikil at walang magandang naidudulot sa bayan, kami ang lubayan n’yo. Kami ang tantanan n’yo. Kami ang tigilan n’yo. Bumenta na ang dramang ’yan, nilalangaw na sa takilya and sarswelang ’y…

Having A Bad Day?

If you woke up this morning with more health than are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.

If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of are ahead of 500 million people in the world.

If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or are more blessed than three billion people in the world.

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to are richer than 75% of this world.

If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

If your parents are still alive and still are very rare, even in the United States.

If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly are blessed because the majority can, but most do not.

If you can hold someon…

Philippine Airlines Emergency Landing Los Angeles

A Philippine Airlines 747 (PR102) that was experiencing landing gear issues makes an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Due to the skill of the pilot, all of the 420 passengers and crew on board arrived safely. According to sources, the aircraft experienced 2 blown tires during flight.

Ewan - Apo Hiking Society

Ewan by Apo Hiking Society, one of the most popular singers in the country. Great love song.

Awitin Mo Isasayaw Ko

Awitin Mo Isasayaw Ko by VST & Co. One of my favorite bands.

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates Together

You've all probably heard by now that Steve Jobs has retired as CEO of Apple. In a tribute to the retirement of the two most innovative founders of the computer industry, I've pulled up some video of a history interview with the two giants in the industry.

Here is an interview with Steve Jobs and Bill Gates at All Thing Digital 5.

This interview was two years before the iPad came out. In this part of the video, Bill Gates was asked if he was using a tablet device. Steve Jobs starts swivelling his chair and biting his lip. He eventually said that the PC has been a resilent device. Now that we have the iPad, it's amazing to see how much Steve Jobs was trying to hide the fact they were already working on the iPad.

WOTL: Palakasan


Steve Jobs Resigns As Apple CEO

Steve Jobs announced he is resigning as Apple CEO today.

Here's the press release.

PRESS RELEASE: Letter from Steve Jobs

August 24, 2011–To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:

I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.

As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.

I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.

I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.

Steve Jobs will remain as chairman of Apple and Tim Cook, Apple's COO will…

Made In China

Got this from an e-mail.

Anyone who bought an apartment here sure has a problem.

Talk about a collapsed market!


(1) An underground garage was being dug on the south side of the building, to a depth of 4.6 meters (15 ft).

(2) The excavated dirt was being piled up on the north side of the building, to a height of 10 meters (32 ft).

(3) They dug right up to the base of the building. Then the rains came.

(4) The building experienced uneven lateral pressure from north to south.

(5) This resulted in a lateral pressure of 3,000 tonnes, which was greater than what the un-reinforced pilings
could tolerate. Thus, the building toppled completely over in a southerly direction.

*First, the apartment building was constructed.*

Then the plan called for an underground garage to be dug out.
The excavated soil was piled up on the other side of the building.

*Heavy rains resulted in water seeping into the groun…

We should have done better, says negotiator

From the Inquirer.

Romeo Salvador, one of the two police negotiators in the Aug. 23, 2010, hostage drama, on Tuesday stood on the same spot where last year he was filled with hope that negotiations with the hostage-taker would succeed.

“I thought I would just offer a simple prayer, walk to the site and leave. But it was very hard for me. My knees shook and I was trembling as I was walking to the spot,” Salvador said in Filipino.

He approached the shrine of flowers and candles—on the exact spot where the tourist bus had stood—intending to offer a prayer and then leave, not wanting to attract the attention of the survivors and relatives of the victims who were holding a remembrance ceremony at the site.

But just as Salvador feared, he was recognized by some members of the local and foreign media.

A Hong Kong reporter angrily asked him: “Why haven’t you resigned?” Another foreign reporter said: “Why are you still a negotiator?”

One local television reporter simply asked, “Why are you here…

Rock Baby Rock

Rock Baby Rock by Hagibis.


Lupa by Asin. I remember our teacher having us sing this song when I was in elementary.

Top 10 Reasons Why There Couldn’t Be a Filipino-American US President

Top 10 Reasons Why There Couldn’t Be a Filipino-American US President
By David Letterman

10. The White House is not big enough for in-laws and extended relatives.

9. There are not enough parking spaces at the White House for 2 Honda Civics,
2 Toyota Land Cruisers, 3 Toyota Corollas, a Mercedes Benz, a BMW , and
an MPV (My Pinoy Van).

8. Dignitaries generally are intimidated by eating with their fingers at State dinners.

7. There are too many dining rooms in the White House – where will they put
the picture of the Last Supper?

6. The White House walls are not big enough to hold a pair of giant wooden
spoon and fork.

5. Secret Service staff won’t respond to “psst… psst” or “hoyhoyhoy!”

4. Secret Service staff will not be comfortable driving the presidential car with a Holy Rosary hanging on the rear view mirror, or the statue of the Santo Nino on the dashboard.

3. No budget allocation to purchase a Karaoke music-machine for every room in the White House.

2. State dinners do not allow “T…

Sexy Video Game Costumes

Have you ever been amazed at how skimpy the costumes are on the women in video games? Have you ever wondered how they actually hold up during battle? Wonder no more! The people from Rooster Teeth Productions have set out to prove...scientifically how these skimpy costumes would work during a real martial arts session.


WOTL: Epektib Job-Hunting Tips


Mayweather Is Scared Of Pacquiao

George Lopez interviews Oscar De La Hoya as Lopez asks him about the potential Manny Pacqiuao and Floyd Mayweather fight.

Himig Ng Pag-ibig

Himig ng Pag-ibig by Asin.

Laki Sa Layaw (Jeproks)

Laki Sa Layaw (Jeproks) by Mike Hanopol.

Helicopter Fishing

This is the craziest thing about fishing I've seen. This guy jumps out of a helicopter and captures a marlin.

Matt Watson is the host of The Ultimate Fishing show, the action is jumping out of a helicopter and landing on top of a marlin for a wrestling match of sorts, or catching one from a PWC or surfboard.

The Darwin Awards

Yes ... it's that magical time of year again when the Darwin Awards are bestowed, honoring the least evolved among us.

Here is the glorious winner:

1. When his 38 caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim during a hold-up in Long Beach, California would-be robber James Elliot did something that can only inspire wonder. He peered down the barrel and tried the trigger again. This time it worked.

And now, the honorable mentions:

2. The chef at a hotel in Switzerland lost a finger in a meat cutting machine and after a little shopping around, submitted a claim to his insurance company. The company expecting negligence sent out one of its men to have a look for himself. He tried the machine and he also lost a finger. The chef's claim was approved.

3. A man who shoveled snow for an hour to clear a space for his car during a blizzard in Chicago returned with his vehicle to find a woman had taken the space. Understandably, he shot her.

4. After stopping for drinks a…

Davao's New Punch Line

I think it's pretty funny.

A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas Trailer

Harold and Kumar are back, this time for a Christmas movie.

The Best Questions Ever Asked of Batman

A compilation of the greatest questions ever asked of the real Batman. From Community Season 1's Halloween Episode. Starring Donald Glover and Danny Pudi.

Asi Taulava Punches A Malaysian Player

In this video, you'll see Asi Taulava punching Malaysian Player Kwaan Yoong Jing after Kwaan Yoong Jing grabbed his nuts. Look at the left side of the video and you'll see Asi Taulava fall to his knees in pain.

This is not the first time Kwaan Yoong Jing has done this, he did it in another game during the Asean Basketball League when he grabbed Steve Thomas' nuts as well.

Kwaan Yoong Jing gives new meaning to the term "grabs the loose ball".

CCTV Footage On How Philippine Casinos Were Cheated

PAGCOR shows CCTV footage on how Philippine casinos were cheated out of millions of pesos by a gambling syndicate.

Michael Jordan 'Invincible'

Mix of Michael Jordan's whole career highlights.

Biolink VCO Hot Oil & Shampoo

Another version of the Biolink VCO hot oil and shampoo commercial.

Splash Biolink VCO "Vogue"

TV Commercial of Biolink VCO hot oil treatment. Pretty intense.

Mark Yee's "Tight Defense" On Anthony Grundy

This is how you play basketball defense in the Philippines!

Mass UFO Sightings

Several news report about UFO sightings around the world. Do you think it's real?

The truth is out there.

Katawan by Hagibis

Katawan by Pinoy Folk Rock singers Hagibis. The band Hagibis is modelled after The Village People I believe.

I could find any music videos of Hagibis other than this medley they did on a TV show with John Estrada and Richard Gomez.

Handog by Florante

Handog by Filipino folk singer Florante. In my opinion, this is probably one of the most beautifully written Filipino songs next to Anak by Freddie Aguilar. The words, the music, the meaning, it's just beautiful.

I found this newer video of Florante at a benefit concert in Hollywood California for the victims of Typhoon Ondoy and Pepeng. He still has a very cool voice after all these years.

Squid Comes Alive

A squid detached from its body and served on a bowl comes alive in this restaurant. Will you eat this?

My Girl

More touching videos showing the love of a father.

Silence Of Love

A very touching video about the love of a father.

Kid Singing In Puregold Clark Pampanga

Check out the signing talent of this kid that sells flute inside Clark, Pampanga. Would he be the next superstar?

Philippine Driver Christopher Lao A New Viral Video Star

A driver from the Philippines named Christopher Lao has become an online celebrity thanks to his apparent attempt to drive his Nissan through a flooded part of Quezon City.

His attempt to drive through the flooded street ended up with his car floating in the flood waters and had to be rescued by some people.

Some comments on Youtube and Facebook has been pretty harsh, saying that he's an idiot for driving through it. Some say that it's common sense that he shouldn't have driven through that road. But Christopher has a point as well, there should have been barricades or signs posted that the street was impassable.

Looking at the video, it is pretty hard to gauge how deep the waters are. The reporter was also asking a stupid question, "hindi mo ba nakita na malalim?". It's not as if it's clear waters. But nonetheless, stupidity abounds in this video.


Oh, and I found this online.

Poor guy.

Teachers and students

TEACHER: Maria, go to the map and find North America.
MARIA: Here it is.
TEACHER: Correct. Now class, who discovered America?
CLASS: Maria.

TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?
JOHN: You told me to do it without using tables.

TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell 'crocodile?'
TEACHER: No, that's wrong
GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.

TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?
TEACHER: What are you talking about?
DONALD: Yesterday you said it's H to O.

TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago?

TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so dirty?
GLEN: Well, I'm a…

Hotel/Motel Scam

Got this from an e-mail.


This is kinda scary if only because of how simple it is.

I'll bet this works all too often.

You arrive at your hotel and check in at the front desk. When checking in, you give the front desk your credit card (for all the charges for your room). You get to your room and settle in.

Someone calls the front desk and asked for (example) Room 620 (which happens to be your room). Your phone rings in your room. You answer and the person on the other end says the following, 'This is the front desk. When checking in, we came cross a problem with your charge card information. Please re-read me your credit card number and verify the last 3 digits numbers at the reverse side of your charge card.'

Not thinking anything you might give this person your information, since the call seems to come from the front desk. But actually, it is a scam of someone calling from outside the hotel/front desk. They ask for a random room number. Then, ask you…