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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…

Movie Mistakes

Found some videos on Youtube about movie mistakes and I compiled some of them here. It's very entertaining to watch.

Here's one from Jurassic Park.

Teen Wolf, watch the guy in the red shirt standing on the bench.

Star Wars.



Solar Death Ray

Eric Jacqmain made this solar death ray using an ordinary satellite dish and 5,800 mirrors.

It pretty much melts anything.

Give Him Wood

Commercial for a lingerie company. Slightly NSFW.

‘P50-M send-off gift for Reyes’

From the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

MANILA, Philippines—A retired lieutenant colonel on Thursday made a surprise appearance at the Senate and disclosed how he and his ex-bosses allegedly amassed wealth, with a large portion of the loot taken from soldiers’ salaries.

Seated on a wheelchair following a stroke, George Rabusa dropped a bombshell: that Angelo Reyes, a former Armed Forces chief of staff, received a send-off gift (“pabaon”) of “not less than” P50 million when he retired in 2001.

Rabusa said he personally delivered the cash to the “White House,” Reyes’ then quarters at Camp Aguinaldo, that year. He said he was accompanied by the then military comptroller, Lt. Gen. Jacinto Ligot.

“We had to convert [the money] to dollars because it was very bulky,” Rabusa said during the Senate blue ribbon committee’s initial hearing on the plea bargain between government prosecutors and ex-military comptroller Carlos Garcia.

On top of the purported “pabaon,” Reyes, who later became defense secreta…

The Beatles Come To Town - Rare 1963 Video In Color

I found this rare Beatles video on Youtube. It's quite a gem.

Usapang ID

Philippines and their ID.

Usapang Galit


The Rise and Fall of Yahoo Infographic

Yahoo is in trouble. This infographic from explains the play by play history of Yahoo!

Philippine Car Dealers Take Up Arms

Seems like car dealers are now arming themselves because of an incident where a prospective buyer held up Venson Evangelista at gunpoint and killed him. Venson Evangelista, is the third person who has been killed in a string of car robberies after Emerson Lozano was killed, he was the son of a prominent Marcos Lawyer Oliver Lozano.

This incident happened where a prospective buyer also held up another car dealer while pretending to test drive the vehicle and tied up the dealer and dumped him in Pangasinan province.

It's getting to be a jungle out there.

Report from GMA News TV.

Report from Yahoo New Philippines.

Ricky Gervais Golden Globes 2011 Opening Monologue

My Amnesia Girl Parody

This is hilarious.

Here's the original movie teaser.

Hubert Webb Interview

I found this interview of Hubert Webb by Boy Abunda at his talk show, The Bottom Line with Boy Abunda on January 15, 2011.

Real Life Superhero Phoenix Jones

Net Neutrality Explained in Animation

Derrick Rose Amazing Alley-Oop Dunk

Whoa! Did you see how high Derrick Rose jumped?

Jon Stewart Responds to AZ Shooting

It's a sad state of affairs when the comments of a comedian makes more sense than the purported experts and commentators on our TV news programs.

Garcia’s P128M now ‘beyond reach’

MANILA, Philippines—An estimated P128 million that was withdrawn by ex-military comptroller Carlos Garcia’s family from the bank accounts cited in their plunder case is now “beyond reach,” Special Prosecutor Wendell Sulit said Tuesday.

Sulit told reporters that the money was withdrawn before the bank accounts were frozen. “How will you freeze air?” she said, adding that it was Garcia’s wife Clarita and their children who had withdrawn the money, and that there was no admission from Garcia that it was given to him.

Asked why the return of the money was not made a condition in the plea bargain with Garcia, Sulit said it was feared that the retired major general would play hardball and that the government might end up losing the case.

“If we will haggle and tell him, ‘We won’t agree if you will not return that,’ we will both take a hardline stance. The plunder case will continue. Before you know it, he will be acquitted and we will end up with nothing,” she said.

Sulit expressed the prosecut…

Motorola Atrix + Citrix Receiver

The Motorola Atrix is one impressive smartphone. Motorola advertises it as a desktop replacement smartphone.

It's a dual core Android phone. Nothing impressive about that, but couple it with a keyboard and HDTV or the Atrix laptop dock, it then becomes a netbook. The Atrix becomes the processor and everything is run on the phone.

Here's a video explaining the Atrix with the Citrix Receiver.

For more phootos, check it out at Crunchgear.

Justice for Singson?

From the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

SPEAKER FELICIANO Belmonte Jr. said the House of Representatives will initiate an “ethics investigation” into the case of Ilocos Sur Rep. Ronald Singson. Several legislators have called for the expulsion of Singson after reports surfaced that he would plead guilty to the lesser offense of drug possession before a court in Hong Kong, where police have lodged the graver charge of drug trafficking.

Reports have it that Singson would be facing a charge of “disorderly behavior,” which Belmonte says could be meted out the maximum penalty of expulsion. Right off, accusing Singson of “disorderly behavior” seems rather underwhelming. “Disorderly behavior” would cover, say, a member of Congress slapping the House sergeant-at-arms at the height of an impeachment vote; or a Muslim member of Congress slapping a waiter over the alleged offense of serving pancit cooked with pork. (Neither of these cases, by the way, merited either an investigation or a reprimand.)


Sennheiser MM 50i Review

I listen a lot to my iPod when I take the train and a few weeks ago I lost my Panasonic earphones. I was considering buying the new Bose IE2 In-Ear headphones when it was on sale, but the store I went to was sold out.

And since I couldn't find another store selling them, I put off buying a new headphone and just used my 20 year old Sony earphones.

After the New Year, instead of staying in the house, we decided to go to the mall and hang out. So we went to the Apple store and played around with their stuff. I noticed on the iPhone table a new set of headphones that I've never seen before. Turns out they were the new Bowers and Wilkins P5 headphones.

I tried it out and the sound literally blew me away! But at $299.99, the price was just out of my current budget and I don't like to carry a big headphone while riding the train.

As I got home though, I kept reliving the sound I heard through those B&W headphones which got me itching to get a new headphone. I did some resear…

12 year old Basketball Wizard

If you haven't heard of Jordan McCabe, you'll probably hear a lot more of him in the coming years.

Jordan McCabe is a 12 year old basketball wonder. He has some mad ball handling skills that reminds me a lot of Pete Maravich. Check out his performance at the University of Washington Halftime show on December 6, 2010.

Here's a story about him from Komo News.

Palmolive "I Can Feel It" Classic TV Commercial 1987

Another classic TV commercial from the Philippines, this time with Alice Dixon and Sheila Ysrael. This one got everyone going "I can feel it".

Two Choices

Got this from an e-mail and I wanted to share it with everyone.

What would you do? make the choice. Don't look for a punch line, there isn't one. Read it anyway. My question is: Would you have made the same choice?

At a fund raising dinner for a school that serves children with learning disabilities, the father of one of the students delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended. After extolling the school and its

Dedicated staff, he offered a question:

'When not interfered with by outside influences, everything nature does, is done with perfection.

Yet my son, Shay, cannot learn things as other children do. He cannot understand things as other children do.

Where is the natural order of things in my son?'

The audience was stilled by the query.

The father continued. 'I believe that when a child like Shay, who was mentally and physically disabled comes into the world, an opportunity to realize true human nature presents itself, and it comes in t…

Ford Fiera Jeep Classic Philippine TV Ad (with Rod Navarro)

I bring you a classic Philippine TV ad featuring Rod Navarro showing the Ford Fierra.

Requiem for ‘delicadeza’

From the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

IT IS a testament to the resilience of feudal politics that Ilocos Sur Governor Luis “Chavit” Singson has defended shamelessly his son, Representative Ronald Singson, over calls for the latter’s expulsion from the House of Representatives in connection with the drug charges he is facing in Hong Kong. The congressman was arrested by customs officers at Hong Kong’s international airport in July and later charged with carrying a vial of cocaine weighing about 26 grams in his hand luggage. In an instance of non sequitur and a betrayal of his ignorance about the legislative system despite having been a member of the House of Representatives himself, the governor challenged his son’s detractors to expel first fugitive Senator Panfilo Lacson, who’s outside the jurisdiction of the House.

The statement shows that Chavit Singson will do everything to deflect the blows against his son. To some, this is but a touching paternal gesture, but to most, it is nothing …

Paul Pierce Fined $15,000 For Throwing Gum Into Stands

Paul Pierce was fined $15,000 by the NBA for throwing an object into the stand during a game against the Pacers on Dec 28, 2010. The object in question is a gum he was chewing and threw into the stands.

Here's a video of it.

Paul Pierce should know better. This is the NBA, you can't do anything without authorization from David Stern!