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How Elon Musk Built His Empire - [Infographic]

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This graphic was created by information designer Anna Vital, read herfull article here.
Step by Step: How Elon Musk Built His Empire (by Anna Vital)“The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique.”– Peter Thiel in “Zero to One” In the bookZero to One, prominent entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shares his vision on what it takes to create an extraordinary company. Specifically, Thiel believes that instead of making incremental upgrades to an existing product or service, a company must aim to do something completely new to avoid ruthless competition. While Thiel has worked with many impressive people over the years, Thiel points to Elon Musk as a particularlysuccessful memberof the Paypal Mafia that has gone “zero to one” many times. THE RÉSUMÉAt only the…

Sakal Sakali Saklolo (2007)

Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo (Choked, Maybe, Help Me!), a romantic comedy movie released by Star Cinema, is an official entry to the 33rd Metro Manila Film Festival - Philippines. This is the sequel of the 2006 film Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo with Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo reprising their roles. There were some scenes filmed in Spain. Santos and Agoncillo were in attendance during the California and Hawaii international premieres.

UP student receives award for stolen photo

Mark Joseph Solis receives the award and prizes, including flight tickets and accommodation to Brazil and Chile, for bagging the grand prize in the 'Smiles for the World' photo contest organized by the Chile Embassy in Manila on September 18 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. He later admitted that he simply lifted from someone else's Flickr account the winning photograph. Video courtesy of Raymond C. Ordoñez

Guingona, Cayetano admits accepting P50M but...

Senators Teofisto Guingona II and Alan Peter Cayetano on Thursday admit availing themselves of an additional P50 million fund allocation last year but clarified it was not in exchange for their guilty vote on then Chief Justice Renato Corona. Video by INQUIRER.net's Cathy Miranda

Sen. Jinggoy Estrada's Privilege Speech on The Pork Barrel Scam PDAF (Napoles)

Sen. Jinggoy Estrada's Privilege Speech on The PDAF Pork Barrel Scam in the Senate.

Speech starts at the 15:00 mark.

Video courtesy of GMA TV.

Congress Kickbacks: How Much for Whom

I saw this headline from the Philippine Daily Inquirer posted online. It was the headline back in August 13, 1996. Nothing has changed.

http://instagram.com/p/emCk_QNGYz/

Moron 5 and the Crying Lady

Moron 5 and the Crying Lady is a 2012 Filipino comedy film directed by Wenn Deramas, starring Luis Manzano, Billy Crawford, Marvin Agustin, DJ Durano, Mart Escudero, and John Lapus.

SM Mall of Asia Accident - The Block Ceiling Collapse

This apparent incident happened on Sunday, September 15, where SM Mall of Asia's ceiling in the South Wing area, collapsed.

One casualty, a young boy, was reportedly hurt badly and went unconscious for several minutes. #smmoaaccident #collapse ceiling

Credits to Marie Junet Villahermosa

38 individuals charged over PDAF complaints

Here are the list of 38 individuals charged over the PDAF complaints.

1. Senator Juan Ponce Enrile
2. Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.
3. Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Ejercito Estrada
4. Ex-Representative (Now Masbate governor) Rizalina Seachon-Lanete
5. Ex-Representative Edgar Valdez (Apec party-list)
6. Ex-Representative Rodolfo Plaza (Lone District Agusan Del Sur)
7. Ex-Representative Samuel Dangwa (Lone district, Benguet)
8. Ex-Representative Constantino Jaraula (Lone District, Cagayan de Oro)
9. Atty Jessica Reyes - Chief of Staff, Enrile
10. Atty. Richard Cambe - Staff, Revilla
11. Ruby Tuason - Representative, Enrile/Estrada
12. Pauline Labayen - Staff, Estrada
13. Jose Sumalpong - COS, Lanete
14. Jeanette dela Cruz - District Staff, Lanete
15. Erwin Dangwa - COS, Dangwa
16. Carlos Lozada - Staff, Dangwa
17. Alan Javellana - former President National Agribusiness Corp. (Nabcor)
18. Gondelina Amata - President, National Livelihood Development Corporation (NLDC)
19. Antonio Ortiz - Fo…

PPI collapse dashes dreams of 245,000 policyholders

(First of three parts)

“It was just too much to bear,” said Edna Roxas, a 45-year-old mother of two, upon hearing the bad news that Prudentialife Plans Inc. (PPI) had collapsed.

Roxas, who worked as a midwife in Libya from 1991 to 2001 so she could send her daughter and son to college, said she had spent nearly P400,000 over a five-year period during her overseas employment to pay premiums for two educational plans she had bought for them.
“I did not mind going to the Middle East and working in long-hour shifts because I wanted to support my children and make sure they go to college,” Roxas told the Inquirer. Her job, she recalled, would often require her to work 24 hours.

What she thought was a valuable investment proved to be good in helping pay the tuition of her daughter only for the first year in college. Her son, who would be in college next year, will never benefit from the educational plan.

Minerva Lubong, 61, who owns an eatery in Nueva Vizcaya province, expressed shock upon …

Petrang Kabayo 2010

The wit and the natural humor not only of the script of Petrang Kabayo, but also of the protagonist, did not fail to translate into a national hit.

Petrang Kabayo tells the story of Peter, a boy who is always maltreated by his father because of his homosexuality. He decided to run away and was found by a wealthy lady, Doña Biday, and is adopted by her. But he becomes abusive of his newfound wealth, and after the death of Doña Biday he becomes more abusive of his wealth and mistreated most of his housemaids, employees, and friends. Because of that, he was given a curse that transforms him into a horse every time he gets angry, or does/says anything bad to others.

Starring: Vice Ganda, Luis Manzano, Gloria Romero, Sam Pinto, Candy Pangilinan, Abby Bautista

Directed by: Wenn Deramas

McDollibee

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ILO ILO 爸媽不在家 Official Trailer

From Inquirer.net

ILOILO CITY, Philippines–Teresita Sajonia left Singapore16 years ago as a nanny but returned to the city-state in August a celebrity.

On Aug. 24, Sajonia attended the gala premier at Marina Bay Sands Theater of the award-winning movie “Ilo Ilo,” a film inspired by her eight-year employment and relationship with a Singaporean family.

“Ilo Ilo,” which won the Camera d’Or (best first feature film award) in the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in May, was written and directed by Anthony Chen, 29, the eldest of three boys Sajonia took care of from 1988 to 1997.
“I’m very happy that they remembered the years we were together and that this was made into a movie,” Sajonia, 55, a native of San Miguel town in Iloilo province after which the movie was titled.

With Sajonia as guests of honor were Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam, his wife, Mary Chee Bee Kiang, and Lawrence Wong, acting minister for culture, community and youth.

Sajonia was accompanied by her partner, Jua…

Zambo City shuts down after heavy fighting; curfew imposed amid hostage crisis

From InterAksyon.com

MANILA, Philippines - (UPDATE 9, 7:53 p.m.) Authorities imposed a curfew from 8 p.m. Monday till 5 a.m. Tuesday in Zamboanga City, where several Cabinet officers and security forces are hunkered down with local government executives to resolve the crisis sparked by the taking of 220 hostages by 100 Moro rebels who tried to take city hall at dawn.
A firefight with government troops shut down the city early Monday morning, and resulted in the death of at least four people--one policeman, one navy personnel and two civilians--and injuries to at least 17 others. Government security forces successfully foiled the group, which a military official said is a breakaway faction of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) led by Haber Malik. However, an MNLF official said the armed men were there as an “advance team” for Misuari.
In a press briefing late Monday afternoon, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas II confirmed that the overall ground commander of the…

Kung Mahawi Man Ang Ulap (1984)

Catherine's (Hilda Koronel) misery begins when her mother Minda (Gloria Romero) accommodates Minda's old flame Pablo Acuesta (Eddie Garcia) and his parasitic family, who takes advantage of Minda's obsessive desire for Pablo. Then Catherine learns that Minda has married Pablo who starts digging into their joint bank accounts.

To spite Catherine, Pablo's daughter Rita (Amy Austria) makes Catherine's boyfriend Rustan (Christopher De Leon) drunk to trick him into bed. Catherine leaves home to live with her godmother where she kills Jojo (Michael De Mesa), Pablo's repulsive son who tried to rape her.

Rustan leaves for the U.S. while Catherine, pregnant with his child, gives birth in prison. Rita goes to Rustan's mother to fleece her of money by claiming that the child is her son with Rustan. Will the cloud of trouble ever clear for Catherine?

Iskul Bukol: 20 Years After (The Ungasis and Escaleras Adventure)

Iskul Bukol 20 Years After (Ungasis and Escaleras Adventure) is a Philippine comedy movie starring actors Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon. It is part of the Iskul Bukol franchise, depicting its characters 20 years after the end of the original TV series. It is also the fourth Iskul Bukol film (after 1977's Iskul Bukol the Movie, 1980's Iskul Bukol Freshmen, and 1987's The Best of Iskul Bukol: The Movie).

Pinoy Brainless - Zoren and Carmina

Santiago On Napoles

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago talks about the silence of the Senators and Congressmen on the Pork Barrel Scam.

Bogart the Explorer explores the West Zone

Bogart the Explorer tries out some of the best foods in Metro Manila.

Pork Barrel Scam

From Global Balita

The Napoles Story: So the entire Philippines will know
August 21, 2013 | Opinion

By Alfredo Masigan


Janet Lim Napoles and husband Jaime Napoles

Janet Lim Napoles has strong ties before with the late Emilia Boncodin, DBM Secretary. Emilia is the one that keep Janet in the loop whenever a budget or SARO is approved and to which senator or congressman.

Gringo Honasan is a dear friend of Janet’s husband, Jimmy Napoles. I was surprised when I read somewhere online when Honasan was interviewed and he said that he doesn’t know the Napoles family.

During the coup in Cory’s time, Jimmy Napoles was driving a tank on the way to Camp Crame when his tank was hit by a mortar. Jimmy was operating the .50 caliber machine gun and the soldier driving the tank died during the blast. Jimmy survived and was jailed along with Honasan. If you can get clear photos of Jimmy Napoles online, you will see that part of his face and his arms show burn marks.

Their wealth started to build up duri…