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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…

Turistang Bilmoko by Fred Panopio

Turistang Bilmoko by Fred Panopio. My Dad always tell me "bilmoko ka" whenever I bug him to buy a new toy.

Kawawang Cowboy by Fred Panopio

Oldies weekend!

Another one my Dad's favorite songs. Kawawang cowboy by Fred Panopio. I love the lyrics of this song. Any readers out there remember this song?

I always sing the part "ang aking brief ay butas pa!" Classic!

Samboy Lim Highlights

Samboy "The Skywalker" Lim was considered the Michael Jordan of the PBA for his hang time.

The best memory I had of Samboy Lim was when I was in school and was eating at Jollibee with my friend and he walked in with and sat behind us. And man, did he eat a lot. We ordered one champ and drink, he had like 6 Jollibee burger steak and drinks. Too bad I got too shy to ask for an autograph.

SMB 1989 Grandslam Video

Of all the PBA games I've watched, the 1989 Grand Slam by San Miguel Beer remains to be the most memorable for me.

The performance by players like Ricardo Brown, Hector Calma, Samboy Lim and Alvin Teng was just amazing. They played really well together and I became a San Miguel Fan after that.

47-year old Filipino Allan Caidic scores 52 vs. NBA Legends

Allan "The Triggerman" Caidic still has it.

This performance by Allan Caidic reminds me of the time he scored 79 points against Ginebra back in 1991 making a record 17 three-point shots when he was playing for Tivoli.

The Avengers Teaser Trailer

I can't tell you how awesome this is!

How-To Change a Tire With Tara

I love these EyeHandy videos. They're so...educational.

How-To Avoid Steamy Mirrors With Tara

Now I know how to avoid steamy mirrors. Just call Tara!

How-To Replace a Kitchen Faucet With Mandi

Uhm...I didn't really learn how to replace the kitchen faucet, I think I have to watch this video several times to make sure I got it.

Blonde and Blue Eyes by Patricia Evangelista

Speech by Patricia Evangelista entitled Blonde and Blue Eyes.

From Wikipedia.

As a 19 year-old student, she became the first Filipina to win the Best Speaker award in the International Public Speaking Competition - an annual contest sponsored by the English-Speaking Union held in London. Her speech entitled Blonde and Blue Eyes, for the theme Borderless World, bested 59 contestants from 37 countries.

We switched ERs for Gloria Arroyo’

I just read this story from the Inquirer about the cheating in the 2004 election. It's interesting, but not surprising.

A police officer and his “boys” have come forward saying they stole original election returns (ERs) then kept at the Batasang Pambansa building and replaced these with fake ones to make sure Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo would still emerge the winner of the 2004 presidential election in the event of a recount.

Senior Supt. Rafael Santiago, now assigned at the Philippine National Police Directorate for Operations in Camp Crame, presented to the Inquirer envelopes bearing the seal of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and containing what he said were original ERs from various areas in Mindanao.

Prior to his appointment in Camp Crame, Santiago was relieved as police director of Zambales province.

At a meeting on Tuesday evening attended by Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and Inquirer editors and reporters, Santiago described their coming out as “providential.”

“After I …

Grandma's Rendition of "Go the Fuck to Sleep"

Hilarious reading of Adam Mansbach's "Go the Fuck to Sleep" by a grandma.

Cheap Seats from PAL

Budget fare for the cost conscious.

I'm Gonna Marry You

Young girl forcing a young boy to marry her. Watch the boy's reaction.

Manny Pacquiao HP TouchPad Commercial

Here's the new commercial of Manny Pacquiao for the HP TouchPad.

President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III July 25, 2011 SONA

Full videos of President Noynoy Aquino's State of the Nation Address on July 25, 2011.

Larry Bird vs Michael Jordan McDonald's Commercial

I remember seeing this commercial years ago and I thought it was pretty funny.

I didn't know that there was a part two to this commercial with Charles Barkley.

NBA All Stars versus Smart Gilas July 24, 2011

For your enjoyment. Here's the NBA All Stars which played against Smart Gilas at the Araneta Coliseum on July 24, 2011.

You can also watch the NBA All Stars against the PBA Stars here.

Manila Zoo Update

You may recall my posting regarding the sad state of the Manila Zoo.

I found an article posting an update on the status of the Manila Zoo where environment is cleaner and improvements have been made.

I've posted some photos here and you can read the whole article at ProPinoy Project.

Good to know that improvements have been made.

NBA All Stars 2011 vs PBA Stars At The Araneta Coliseum

I've compiled all the videos I found of the NBA All Stars that played against the PBA Stars at the Araneta Coliseum on July 23, 2011.

Here are the lineups:

NBA All-Stars
1. Kobe Bryant
2. Chris Paul
3. Tyreke Evans
4. Kevin Durant
5. James Harden
6. Derrick Williams
7. Derek Fisher
8. Derrick Rose
9. Javale McGee

PBA stars:
1. James Yap
2. Marc Pingris
3. Mark Caguioa
4. JC Intal
5. Arwin Santos
6. Rabeh Al-Hussaini
7. Ryan Reyes
8. Jason Castro
9. Larry Fonacier
10. Sonny Thoss
11. LA Tenorio
12. Sol Mercado
13. Gary David
14. Gabe Norwood
15. Danny Seigle


Anak By Freddie Aguilar

Oldies weekend! Starting today and every weekend, I'm going to post old songs I used to listen to when I was young. I got the idea of doing this when I remembered that every weekend, I listen to RJ radio and they play all old song. But I'm only going to share old OPM (Original Pilipino Music) songs.

Here's probably the most memorable for me. Anak by Freddie Aguilar. My Dad used to play this all the time when I was young.

Faith - The Two Legged Dog

This is really inspirational. Imagine if a dog can do this, how much more can you do?

Mortal Kombat: Freddy Krueger DLC Trailer

Freddy Krueger comes to Mortal Kombat. After watching this video, all I can say is, awesome!

Best Guards Of The NBA

I came upon these videos on Youtube. I remember watching them in the 1990's. I believe those were the best times in the NBA with marquee players like Michael Jordan, Isiah Thomas, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Dominique Wilkins.

No flash, no big ego, no big paychecks. Just pure love of the game and team rivalry. It was also the time when players acted maturely on and off the court. They don't go out and specifically market themselves for money. It's not that way anymore. Players now worry more about their rep than actually working to win a championship.

These guys are an inspiration to watch and you want to be like them when you play.

Isiah Thomas of the Detroit Pistons.

Earving "Magic" Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers.

And of course, the Greatest Of All Time (GOAT), Michael "Air" Jordan.

Muli by Ramon "RJ" Jacinto

Another classic OPM by Ramon "RJ" Jacinto.

Sugat Ng Puso - RJ With The Manila Symphony Orchestra 2005

Sugat Ng Puso, the music of Ramon "RJ" Jacinto. Great old OPM songs.


When I was in school, we were taught that Sipa is the national sports of the Philippines. We used to play that a lot during recess and after school hitting a metal washer with thick strands of threads.

Here's a video how we used to play it.

The actual national sport consist of two or four players on each side of a net kicking a rattan ball. It's also called Sepak Takraw in other parts of Southeast Asia.

Here's what it looks like.

This is what the ball looks like.

It's unfortunate that the Philippine sports authorities have never really embraced this sports preferring to promote basketball and pretty much only basketball. There are a lot of sports Filipinos can excel in but they can't because of lack of funding and promotion.

In 2007, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero Tuesday urged the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) to consider the revival of the Philippine National Games (PNG). But I don't think anything came out of it.

Tirahin Na Natin To

What would you do if two guys suddenly comes near you and started acting like they're going to do something bad?

Tagalog Na Tunay

A young, good-looking representative from Laguna sponsored a bill recommending Filipino language be used in all levels of accounting firms and banking institutions. The solon claimed it will provide a better understanding of the business transactions for those who are inexperienced and non-English speaking citizens.

The bill received unanimous approval from the House and was presented to the President for signature to become the law of the land. But in spite of the overwhelming pressure from the members of Congress, President Gloria Arroyo vetoed the bill.

Why? She found out that when the English "business" words are translated in Tagalog, they sound very malicious and are "nakaka-hiya at nakaka-kilabot!"

Here are a few sample words - English to Tagalog

Asset - Ari
Fixed Asset - Nakatirik na ari
Liquid Asset - Basang ari
Solid Asset - Matigas na ari
Owned Asset - Sariling pag-aari
Other Asset - Ari ng iba
False Asset - Ari-ari-an
Miscellaneous Asset - Iba…

Conyo Drivers

Funny Wow Mali episode "Conyo Drivers". In the Philippines, the word "conio" or "conyo" is used to describe spoiled rich kids who often mix their English and Tagalog.

John Pizzarelli The Girl From Ipanema

Just want to share some really cool, soothing music.

John Pizzarelli - I've Just Seen a Face

Pretty good version of I've Just Seen a Face by the Beatles performed by John Pizzarelli.

GMA to Erap On Mass Starvation

GMA: I'm planning to stop poverty and mass starvation.

ERAP: Alam mo Gloria, yung poverty madaling pigilin pero ang masturbation... aba e mag isip isip ka muna, human rights violation yan.

Most Dangerous Bird in the World

The Cassowary is a large, flightless bird native to Australia. The adult cassowary can grow between 5 to 6 feet tall, weighs about 100 pounds and has sharp claws and helmet-like crest on their heads. It can run over 30 mph.

In short, this bird can kill you and the San Diego Zoo calls it the most dangerous bird in the world. Their claws are capable of causing serious injuries, if not death.

They're like the modern day equivalent of a velociraptor.

The Dark Knight Rises Trailer

Teaser trailer for the new Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises. Opens July 20, 2012, that's one year away.

Intense Butt and Legs - Workout

I've been trying to get back in shape and was browsing around Youtube to see what I can do and I came upon this.

I was too distracted to pay attention to the lessons.

Dan Castellaneta On His Many "Simpsons" Characters

Great interview of Dan Castellaneta who does the voice of Homer Simpson and several other Simpsons characters.

Turbine Powered Batmobile

Casey Putsch the man behind Putsch Racing, an outfit that restores, designs and appraises all manner of items automotive decided he wanted to have his own Batmobile.

He wasn't going to settle with just any Batmobile, he decided to build a turbine powered Batmobile.

Under the long hood of Putsch's Batmobile sits a Boeing turboshaft engine plucked from a naval drone helicopter. The power output is rated at 385 horses, which is good for a vehicle that weighs around 2,800 pounds.

Full story here.

Slave Leia PSA starring Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Couco public service announcement about Slave Leia.

Disney '46 The Story of Menstruation

Sex education the Disney way.

The Sadness that is Manila Zoo

I saw this blog recently about the sad state of the Manila Zoo and the malnourished animals.

Here are some photos I got from the blog.

I haven't been to the Manila Zoo in over 20 years so I can't say anything about these photos. But I did remember when I went there that it was underwhelming.

Read the full story at

Japanese Game Show Untwine A Shirt

More crazy contest from a Japanese game show.

See previous one here.

Crazy Japanese Tickling Game Show

More crazy Japanese game shows. This time, tickling the contestants.

Roderick Paulate Movie Clips

Classic Roderick Paulate movies. Hilarious even all these years.

First World Problems


The Cutest Way To Eat Spaghetti

This is so funny, couldn't stop laughing.

Presidential Photobomb!

Great photo of President Obama.

Tour de France 2011 Stage 9: Car Crashes Into Riders

I don't really watch Tour de France but this has to be one of the craziest accidents. Watch one of the riders as he falls into the barb wire fence.

Johnny Hoogerland got tangled into a barb wire fence and his pants were completely torn off. He continued on riding with blood dripping and his leg lacerated. He crossed the line 17 minutes after the stage winner.

Photos courtesy of

Philippines Tourism

Advertisement produced by the Philippines Department of Tourism.

Nothing beats the beaches in the Philippines. The warm weather and just the right temperature of the waters. Amazing sunsets and beautiful palm trees. And that's just in Subic. You should see the beaches in Cebu and the others south of Luzon.

The Philippines is truly blessed with beautiful nature. I just hope the people will preserve and maintain it.

Ang Huling El Video

Michael V attempts suicide.

Bubble Gang Bakat Dance

Hilarious skit from Bubble Gang.

The New Thundercats Leaked Footage

Nine minutes of footage from the Cartoon Network's Thundercats. Watch it while you can, it may not last.

WOTL: Akin ang Spratlys, Iyo ang Spratlys

Lourd de Veyra gives his suggestions on what to do about the Spratlys.

Similar Scenes From Transformers 3 and The Island

I found this Youtube video that shows some scenes from Transformers 3 came from the movie The Island which was released in 2005. Down to the same stunts, cars and explosions.

WOTL: A Social Experiment

Just goes to prove that people judge a book by its cover.

WOTL: Ano ba ang Kalayaan?

Ano ba ang Kalayaan?

Word of the Lourd: Smoking Ban

Word of the Lourd is a daily newscast of TV5 which ventures into a fresh way of delivering the day's top stories with Lourd De Veyra.

Today's topic. Smoking ban.

Davao Mayor Duterte Punches Sheriff During Demolition of Shanties

The mayor of Davao City Sara Duterte had ordered the demolition of a slum area in the city to be delayed amid clashes between residents and police.

When she discovered this order was being disobeyed, she decided to lash out at a court official and sheriff who happened to be at hand. She repeatedly punched the Sheriff of the Davao Regional Trial Court, Abe Andres during the demolition.

I guess this makes her really popular with her constituents. But what about the Sheriff who's just doing his job? Poor guy, he can't win. He gets punched in the face, but he can't retaliate because she's a woman and she's the mayor. Whatever he does, he loses. Look at the guys holding the Sheriff, he can't even fight back.

No win situation for Abe Andres. He's the bad guy because he's the one supervising the demolition. If he files a complaint in court, he'll lose anyway because you can never win against the mayor. Meanwhile, Mayor Sara Duterte comes out the hero for t…

Man Vs Wild: The RPG Game

This is why Les Stroud of Survivorman is better than Man vs Wild.