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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…

Le Chazz, AJ and Iya Stand-Up Comedy in Vienna

Here is another stand-up act by Le Chazz, AJ and Iya in Vienna.

What Is Boastful? Laughtrip with Le Chazz, Iya and AJ

Le Chazz, AJ and Iyah is a popular stand-up comedy trio in the Philippines. Check out their act at a comedy bar.

How Elon Musk Built His Empire - [Infographic]

This graphic was created by information designer Anna Vital, read her full 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 RÉSUMÉ At on…

Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho: Ano ang nangyari kay Super Tekla?

Araw-araw natin siyang kinagiliwan sa 'Wowowin,' ngunit naging maugong ang kaniyang pangalan sa social media nang biglang mawala si Super Tekla sa afternoon game show ng GMA. Ano nga ba ang nangyari sa stand-up comedian at host na kilala bilang si Romeo Librada sa tunay na buhay?

You Laugh, You Lose: Comedians Crack Jokes At Each Other While The Other Keeps a Straight Face

Two comedians tell dad jokes to each other. The first one to laugh loses. The one with the most points wins.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte Visits Protesters After Delivering His SONA

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte visits the rally being staged by the protesters and gives a brief message to the rallyists after delivering his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the House of Representatives in Quezon City on July 24, 2017

President Duterte spoke to protesters about the Martial Law he issued as well as the recent attempt on his life when his Presidential Security Group (PSG) was ambushed and 4 PSG troops were wounded. He also discussed about the possibility of peace talks provided the other party commits to peace and stop the ambush or assassination attempt on his life.

I don't ever recall any previous Philippine President facing protesters like this, Duterte is really one of a kind.

Manila Mayor Joseph "Erap" Estrada's Manila Bay Clean-Up Drive is a Joke

Manila Mayor Joseph "Erap" Estrada initiated a clean-up drive of Manila Bay where he and other officials are seen riding on a boat with fishing nets to clean up the garbage in the water. What happened however was that the particular part of the water where they were was sort of clean. So for publicity, he had his people throw garbage from another boat into the water so there's garbage for him and his officials to clean-up during their photo op.

There's even people in the water to spread the garbage to make it look "nicer" on the photo.

Watch the bopols (stupid in Filipino) move of a Filipino politician.

It's amazing what politicians do for publicity. Do you have any photos or videos of bopol moves your politicians?

Baylor University Men's Choir Sings Da Coconut Nut by Filipino Composer Ryan Cayabyab

The Baylor University Men's Choir flying on Emirates Airlines gave an impromptu performance of "Da Coconut Nut" composed by Filipino musician Ryan Cayabyab on their flight home from Kenya.

Singing and dancing, the 75-member of the Baylor University Men's Choir performed Ryan Cayabyab's song "Da Coconut Nut" to the delight of the passengers and crew.

"Da Coconut Nut" was popularized by Ryan Cayabyab's group Smokey Mountain back in the 1990's. The choral arrangement of the song has become popular and performed by choirs around the world. The video posted by Emirates on Facebook has been viewed over 2.5 million times.

It's a really great performance and I checked out their actual performance of "Da Coconut Nut" on Youtube. It's not very clear but it's great nonetheless.

If you're curious, here is the original version of the song "Da Coconut Nut" by Smokey Mountain

What did you think of the Baylor Unive…

Chinese Advice to 50-Year Olds and Older

(Translated from Chinese)

Because none of us have many years to live, and we can’t take along anything when we go, so we don’t have to be too thrifty…

Spend the money that should be spent, enjoy what should be enjoyed, donate what you are able to donate, but don’t leave all to your children or grandchildren, for you don’t want them to become parasites who are waiting for the day you will die!!

Don’t worry about what will happen after we are gone, because when we return to dust, we will feel nothing about praises or criticisms. The time to enjoy the worldly life and your hard earned wealth will be over!

Don’t worry too much about your children, for children will have their own destiny and should find their own way. Don’t be your children’s slave. Care for them, love them, give them gifts but also enjoy your money while you can. Life should have more to it than working from the cradle to the grave!!

Don’t expect too much from your children. Caring children, though caring, would be to…