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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…

People & Power

Since the biggest issue in the Philippines right now is the Reproductive Health Bill and the threat of President Noynoy Aquino being excommunicated by the church. I think this video is explains pretty well the state of the nation in regards to its population.

Be Careful Guys

Bob Burnquist Grand Canyon Jump

Skateboard grind then base jump into the Grand Canyon. Damn! This guy is crazy! But it's amazing to watch.

Every Little Step with Mike Tyson & Wayne Brady

Tagalog Dictionary for the Rich and the Poor

Kung mayaman ka, meron kang "allergy".
Kung mahirap ka, ang tawag dyan ay "galis" o "bakokang".

Sa mayaman, "nervous breakdown" dahil sa "tension and stress".
Sa mahirap, "sira ang ulo".

Kung mayaman ka, "pneumonia" daw ang sakit mo.
Kung mahirap, "TB" yon.

Sa mayaman, "hyperacidity".
Kapag mahirap, "ulcer" dahil walang laman ang tiyan.

Sa mayamang "malikot ang kamay", ang tawag ay "kleptomaniac".
Sa mahirap, ang tawag ay "magnanakaw" o "kawatan".

Pag mayaman ka, you're "eccentric".
Kung mahirap ka, "may toyo ka sa ulo" o "may topak" o "may sayad".

Kung mayaman ka at sumakit ang ulo mo, ikaw ay may "migraine".
Kung mahirap ka naman at sumakit ang ulo mo, ikaw ay "nalipasan ng gutom".

Kung mayaman ka, you are referred to as someone who is "scoliotic".
Pero kung mahirap ka, ikaw ay "kub…

Georges St. Pierre Wows Pinoy Fans at Mall of Asia

Blackberry Playbook

Blackberry's answer to the Apple iPad. Wifi only for now. Now 3G or 4G. Dual HD camera, 1024-by-600-pixel display and 7 inch screen.

GLEE - Telephone (Sunshine and Rachel)

So is this Shariz?

Making A Baby

There is not one dirty word in it --

The Smiths were unable to conceive children and decided to use a surrogate father to start their family. On the day the proxy father was to arrive, Mr. Smith kissed his wife goodbye and said, 'Well, I'm off now. The man should be here soon...'

Half an hour later, just by chance, a door-to-door baby photographer happened to ring the doorbell, hoping to make a sale. 'Good morning, Ma'am', he said, 'I've come to...'

'Oh, no need to explain,' Mrs. Smith cut in, embarrassed, 'I've been expecting you.'

'Have you really?' said the photographer. 'Well, that's good. Did you know babies are my specialty?'

'Well that's what my husband and I had hoped. Please come in and have a seat!

After a moment she asked, blushing, 'Well, where do we start?'

'Leave everything to me. I usually try two in the bathtub, one on the couch, and perhaps a couple on the bed. And sometime…

First Report of the IIRC on the Rizal Park Hostage-taking Incident

Here's the report of the Incident Investigation and Review Committee on the August, 23, 2010 Rizal Park Hostage-taking Incident: Sequence Of Events, Evaluation and Recommendations.

Here is a part of the report.


The Tour Group

The Hong Kong tour group held hostage by Police Senior Inspector (Captain) Rolando D. Mendoza inside the Hong Thai tour bus on August 23, 2010 in front of the Quirino Grandstand along Independence Ave. of Rizal Park consisted of three families, two couples, a mother and daughter, and the tour leader.

The LEUNG family consisted of the 58 yr. old father LEUNG Kam-wing (Ken), the 43 yr. old mother NG Yau-woon (Amy), a 21 yr. old daughter LEUNG Chung-see, an 18 yr. old son LEUNG Song-xue (Jason), and a 14 yr. old daughter LEUNG Song-yi (Jessie). At the end of the tour, Amy will lose her husband and two daughters, and will be left with a comatose son.

The FU family consisted of the 39 yr. old FU Cheuk-yan, the 40 yr. old mother TSANG Yee-lai…

I Love You Sabado

Zaldy suggested sacrificing Unsay

From the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

MANILA, Philippines—In the aftermath of the massacre of 57 people, brother turned against brother in the Ampatuan clan as the family faced multiple murder charges and pondered whose head should roll, a court was told Wednesday.

Afraid that he would be jailed, Zaldy Ampatuan was prepared to tag his younger brother Andal Ampatuan Jr. as the man responsible for the worst political violence in the nation’s history, said former househelp Lakmudin Saliao.

Continuing his testimony before Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes at Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Saliao testified that lawyer Sigfrid Fortun advised Zaldy, then governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), not to admit anything and leave the matter to the lawyers.

Last week, Saliao testified that Ampatuan Jr., the mayor of Datu Unsay town nicknamed Unsay, carried out the family decision to waylay on Nov. 23, 2009, a convoy of a political rival contesting the gubernatorial seat in Maguindanao in the …

Call Center Agent - Ek ek Brekker

Bruce Lee's Adventures in Oakland

Short documentary about Bruce Lee's time in Oakland where he opened his first martial arts school and taught it to white people.

Baby Carrots | Eat 'Em Like Junk Food | Indulge

Does this make you want to eat baby carrots?

PadTab - Tablet Mounting System

I wish I thought of that!

Jim Henson on Making Muppets 1969

It's nice to learn from the master.

As PAL strike looms, Aquino threatens to open RP skies

From GMA.TV.

President Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III on Friday renewed his threat to open Philippine skies to other airlines if the country's flag carrier, Philippine Airlines (PAL), fails to resolve its row with its flight attendants.

In an ambush interview after a Navy counter-terror demo in Cavite, Aquino said the policy review about opening Philippine skies is now being "fast-tracked."

"The open skies policy, the review is bring fast-tracked and if it is necessary we will do it to minimize disruption to the riding public," Aquino said.

Aquino made the statement a day after the Flight Attendants and Stewards Association of the Philippines (FASAP) filed a notice of strike at the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). According to FASAP president Bob Anduiza, their strike may start either late October or November.

FASAP is a labor union representing 1,600 flight attendants. FASAP earlier questioned PAL's mandatory retirement for flight attend…

Missing bank exec had taste for high life, ‘new shiny things’

From the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

THE BANK OFFICIAL reported to have made off with at least P300 million in deposits of mostly Chinese-Filipino clients is said to enjoy the high life.

Francis Bryan Ang, who has been relieved of his post as assistant vice president of Citibank’s Citigold wealth management unit, is “addicted to new and shiny things,” according to a schoolmate at Xavier School.

“Maybe he got a taste of the high life, liked it, but found he couldn’t afford it. So this is what he did,” said the schoolmate who asked not to be named for security reasons.

But Ang’s father, Manila Councilor Bernie Ang, told the Inquirer that his son was being persecuted in an effort to prevent him from exposing purported irregularities in the American banking giant.

“There is a concerted effort to destroy him because Bryan was about to expose something he could not take...He was about to reveal those things and told the management about what he found wrong in the system, and they jumped the gun o…

Father of Citibank executive accused of bank fraud defends son

Here's more news about Francis Bryan Ang who was reported to have stolen millions from Citibank Binondo.

MANILA, Philippines - Manila 3rd district Councilor Bernie Ang on Monday defended his son Francis Bryan Ang, former executive of Citibank who was accused of bank fraud, and stressed that “he is not guilty and not in hiding.”

In a statement, Ang guaranteed that his son will face all the accusations “unjustly hurled” against him at the proper time and forum.

Ang’s statement came in the wake of reports that Francis is “wanted” for having “stolen” millions of pesos from the bank’s rich Chinese-Filipino clients.

“How could he be wanted when there is yet to be a preliminary investigation and no arrest warrant has been issued against him?” the councilor said.

Ang said that while his son now fears for his life for going against a big, multi-national company, he gave assurance that Francis is ready to talk about what he knows to prove his innocence.

Bryan An…

The Eleven Rules of Life by Bill Gates

Here is a list of eleven things you did not learn in school. These rules are usually attributed to Bill Gates from forwarded e-mails. But it wasn't written by Bill Gates. It's an excerpt from the book "Dumbing Down our Kids" by educator Charles Sykes. It is a list of eleven things you did not learn in school and directed at high school and college grads.

Regardless of who wrote them, it's very good advice.

Here's the full list.


Whether you like Bill Gates or not...this is prettycool. Here's some advice Bill Gates recently dished out at a high school speech about 11 things they did not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teaching has created a full generation of kids with no concept of reality and how
this concept sets them up for failure in the real world.

Life is not fair - get used to it.

The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you f…

Chen Zhen

Looks like a great movie.

Top 10 Oldest Restaurants in Manila

I saw this list from Yahoo! News Philippines about the Top 10 Oldest Restaurants in Manila.

Here's the summary of the list.

10. Savory (1950).
9. Little Quiapo (1949).
8. Max’S (1945).
7. Ongpin Manosa Restaurant Co. (1940).
6. Boy Ching Woo (1939).
5. Aristocrat (1936).
4. Ramon Lee's Panciteria (1929).
3. Ma Mon Luk (1920).
2. Ambos Mundos (1888).
1. New Toho Food Center (1888).

Here's the complete list and details of each restaurant. Yum!

Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis

Lee Seung Gi - Words That Are Hard To Say