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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…

Sarsi With Egg

Saw this from Pinas Dekada 80. Anyone remember this?

Why I Love the Olympics

Do you know why I love the Olympics? This is why. I present to you, some of the Australian Synchronized Swimming team. Click for a larger picture.
Here they are from left to right:

Olga Burtaev, 16
Eloise Amberger, 25
Sarah Bombell, 28
Jenny-Lyn Anderson, 19

‘Bourne Legacy’ director on Filipino actors: An embarrassment of riches

From the Inquirer.

LOS ANGELES—In separate interviews recently, “The Bourne Legacy” director Tony Gilroy praised the pool of Filipino actors as “an embarrassment of riches,” while the film’s Oscar-nominated producer Frank Marshall described Palawan, one of the locations, as “the most beautiful place” he had ever been to.
At a packed press screening in LA last week, we finally got to watch “The Bourne Legacy,” a tight action-thriller whose climactic last part (about 40 minutes) is set in various places in the Philippines. Some of the locations include the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila Yacht Club, the Metro Rail Transit station in Pasay, San Andres in Manila and Palawan province.

To avoid spoilers, let’s just say the original story written by Tony—inspired by the “Bourne” series created by Robert Ludlum—involves complications arising from CIA efforts to eliminate everyone involved in Outcome, a program developed by the US Department of Defense to create better spies and war…

THE LION KING RISES: (Original) Dark Knight Rises Trailer Parody

This is really done very well. The audio of the trailer from The Dark Knight Rises was synced with the Lion King. It's epic!

No Classed on Monday due to Heavy Rains

No classes in some parts of Manila on Monday, July 30, 2012 due to heavy rains. Here are the list from various sources.
From DepEd's Twitter account.

Here is PAGASA's flood monitor map.

As usual, classes for college level students are not suspended, or at least not yet. I think they believe college students are waterproof.

Eat Bulaga Indonesia - Pinoy Henyo Segment

Wow! I did not know there was a Indonesian version of Eat Bulaga. It just goes to show how iconic this show is.

Mr. Bean's 2012 London Olympic Appearance

Mr. Bean's appearance at the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Plane Crush

Ok, I'm not sure if these things are made up or the editor is just dumb

Tubig sa Marikina River

Another stupid caption in the news.

Aquino’s RH bill endorsement an open war on Church, bishops say

From the Inquirer.

It’s now open war.

Members of the influential Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Tuesday denounced President Benigno Aquino’s decision to push for the passage of the reproductive health (RH) bill during his State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday.

Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles said the President’s open endorsement of the bill during his Sona was a declaration of “open war” against the Catholic Church.

“Aquino declared an open war, a head-on collision against us and against the Catholic Church. So terrible, so blatantly Aquino missed the point,” Arguelles said in an interview.

“We in the prolife movements are so disgusted with these vigorous pronouncements in support of responsible parenthood,” he added.

Arguelles dismissed the President’s contention that slowing down the country’s population growth would benefit the nation. In contrast, the prelate said, the country’s booming population would drive its economy.

Real face

“(Aquino’s) sele…

Nawawalang Isda

I wonder how they expect to find those fishes.

1904 Chinese Map Showing No Ownership of Scarborough Shoal

I saw this on Facebook. Not sure if this is true, but it is compelling evidence.
Here's the story.

A Han-Chinese map of China published in 1904 reveals that China stretched as far south as Hainan Island, and that Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands did not belong to China.

Shanghai Publishing House printed the map whose Vietnamese name is “Hoàng triều trực tỉnh địa dư toàn đồ” (Map of all Chinese provinces).

After holding it for 30 years, Dr. Mai Hong, former head of the Library of the Institute for the Study of Chinese and Demotic Scripts and Cultures, has decided to release the historical evidence.

Hong recently sat down with Tuoi Tre for an interview about the map:

How did you get this map?

I got this map when I administered a library of Chinese and Demotic Script books (now Institute for the Study of Chinese and Demotic Scripts and Cultures) in 1977. At that time, collecting maps was not our administrative function. However, to my surprise, an elderly man who oft…

2012 State of the Nation Address

2012 State of the Nation Address of President Noynoy Aquino. The title of the SONA was "Report kay Boss".

Here is the full transcript of the speech in Filipino and in English.

Man of Steel - Official Trailer

Here's the official trailer of the next Superman movie entitled "Man of Steel", coming 2013.

Here's the details.

Release Date: June 14, 2013
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: Zack Snyder
Screenwriter: David S. Goyer
Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Russell Crowe
Genre: Action, Adventure
MPAA Rating: Not Available

Official Websites:

Plot Summary:
Henry Cavill plays Superman in director Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel." The film also stars Amy Adams as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Laurence Fishburne as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent's adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Diane Lane and Kevin Costner.

Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Michael Shannon, and Faora, Zod's evil partne…

The Best Anti-Smoking Campaign Ever

This is one of the best anti-smoking ad I've seen. Thailand always seems to know how to make ads that really pull at your feelings.

John en Marsha ala Pugad Baboy

Saw this today on Pugad Baboy. Funny.

Haw Haw de Karabaw Starring Dolphy and Panchito

Classic movie by Dolphy and Panchito. Also stars Dely Atay-atayan, Dang Cecilio, Subas Herrero, Noel Trinidad, Manny Castañeda, Jigo Garcia, Nikki Martel and Tina Godinez.

His Hand Doesn't Even Move

A compilation of Professor Walter Lewins and some of his lectures at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He draws some of the best lines, especially dashed lines - so fast that his hand isn't even moving up and down to produce the dashes.

For Brod Pete, Dolphy's Humor Will Never Die

For comedian Herman Salvador, more known as Brod Pete, the humor of Comedy King Dolphy will never die despite his demise.

In an interview with ANC on Thursday, Salvador recalled how he first met the comedy king, whom he describes as a simple man.

Doing what he does best, Salvador paid tribute to Dolphy in no better way than cracking jokes.

Salvador was one of the comedy king's friends and cast member of the long-running primetime comedy sitcom "John en Marsha. -- Top Story, ANC, July 12, 2012

Dolphy Laid To Rest

BURIAL RITES FOR COMEDY KING Family members, led by his partner of 23 years, Zsa Zsa Padilla, bid their last goodbye to Rodolfo Vera "Dolphy" Quizon, who was buried past 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, 2012, at the Heritage Park in Taguig City. Video by Cathy Miranda and Ryan Leagogo of

Total Recall 2012 Official Trailer

Here's the trailer for the remake of the 1990's hit Total Recall starring Colin Ferrel.

Photo source
Of course, what's Total Recall without the three breasted hooker?

She's Kaitlyn Leeb and she appeared in that costume at the recent Comic Con.

Here's Kaitlyn Leeb in her natural know...just two breast.

Photo source
Here's the trailer for the original movie starring Arnold Schwarzenneger.

Photo source

Using The World's Thinnest Phone to Hammer A Nail

The Oppo Finder currently holds the title of the world's thinnest smartphone. Smaller than the Galaxy S III and iPhone 4S.

However, just because it's thin, doesn't mean it's fragile. Watch this video demo where they use the Oppo Finder to hammer a nail into a wooden board...using the screen.

Kate Upton- Cat Daddy

Kate Upton demonstrates the Cat Daddy.

Excuse me, I have to roll up my tongue now.

London Concert Organizers CUT OFF Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney's Jam

From the Gothamist.

Bruce Springsteen headlined last night's Hard Rock Calling concert in London and brought a special guest, (Sir) Paul McCartney, for the close. Yet the two rock legends were treated like rubbish when organizers cut off power during their version of "Twist and Shout" because they went past the curfew. E Street Band member Stevie Van Zandt sent out some furious Tweets, including, "One of the great gigs ever in my opinion. But seriously, when did England become a police state?"

The concert's website described the incident, "With an epic finale imminent, Bruce saves the biggest surprise ‘til last, inviting Sir Paul McCartney out to close with I Saw Her Standing There and Twist and Shout, before an amplifier shutdown, the band having pushed their curfew restriction too far, forces an abrupt end to an otherwise glorious performance." Apparently Springsteen's performance was supposed to end at 10:15 p.m., but it actually went past …

Topless Female Breast Painter on 'Thailand's Got Talent'

Watching Breasts to Paint a Picture, A 23-year-old female contestant in the TV program 'Thailand's Got Talent' stunned the audience.

Willie Revillame Pays Tribute to Comedy King Dolphy

Willie Revillame pays tribute to Comedy King Dolphy on Wil Time Big Time.

Annabelle Rama Trouble in Dolphy's Wake

Chito Alcid on incident with Annabelle Rama: "Naghabulan kami, hinabol niya ako! Paikot-ikot, may dala siyang panusok, may dalang kung anu-ano..."

This woman really has no class whatsoever.

Nova Villa still shocked over the death of Dolphy

Says that she was "tulala" after hearing the news of Dolphy's death. She later recounted how she asked Dolphy if she should cry or not.

Later in the vid, she said she was glad to see her Home Along da Riles family.

Brod Pete at Dolphy's Wake

Funny moments on the last night of Dolphy's Wake. Brod Pete's comedy speech.

Funny Komiks

Anyone remember this? I used to love reading Funny Komiks. Here's a collection of covers I found on Pinas Dekada 80.

Councilor’s son sued for Citibank theft

Finally, some news about the VP of Citibank that stole millions I posted 2 years ago.

From the Inquirer.

The Department of Justice (DoJ) has ordered the filing of 87 counts of qualified theft against the son of Manila Councilor Bernie Ang who allegedly pocketed close to P138 million in bank deposits.

Francis Bryan Ang, 38, reportedly fled the country after officials of Citibank—where he worked as assistant vice president of the Citigold wealth management unit— discovered in 2010 that he had been transferring the money of his clients into his personal account.

However, the DOJ panel headed by Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Ma. Emilia Victorio dismissed the complaint of estafa against the younger Ang for lack of evidence.

At the same time, it absolved his coaccused Oliver Salud, Sherjack Siao, Joanne Salud, Joanne Karla Uy, Robinso Siao, Steven Uy, Philip Keith Ang, Esther Gobio Ang, Antonio Samson and Belina Cancio of any complicity in the fraudulent transactions.

In a 57-page resolu…

Binondo After WW2

Found this on Facebook. Here's the description.

Devastation of Binondo after WW2 - the red square marks where Binondo Church is. In the foreground is the Post Office and the bridge leading to Sta Cruz. In the background you see empty land which is probably part of the Lee lumberyards and which is now present day Divisoria / Tondo. Check out the piers too - jutting out to sea in the upper left. Found this in skyscrapercity.

Oh, and blame the Americans for bombing everything to pieces instead of going door to door.

English - Tagalog


TV Tribute to Comedy King Dolphy

Various tributes to Dolphy from various Philippine TV Stations.

This one is from Eat Bulaga, Vic Sotto was clearly trying to hold back his tears.

Tribute from Unang Balita.

This one is from DZMM.

Zsa Zsa Padilla Sings Through The Years at the Necrological Service for Dolphy

Part of the necrological service for Dolphy.

Tribute to Dolphy

In the passing of Dolphy, the King of Comedy. Here's a collection of photo and video tribute I compiled from various sources online.

Here's a video tribute from Word of the Lourd on Facebook.

I will always remember watching John en Marsha when I was young. Always has been my favorite Dolphy show. More so than Home Along da Riles.

Check out Zsa Zsa Padilla's Facebook page for photos and other info about Dolphy.

Dolphy The King of Philippine Comedy Dies

From the Inquirer.

MANILA, Philippines—Actor-comedian Rodolfo “Dolphy” Quizon died Tuesday night, his son told reporters.
Eric Quizon, who has acted as spokesman for the family, said Dolphy left at 8:34 p.m. following a cardiac arrest.

“He lived a full life. He is at rest. He is at peace,” said Quizon hours after news of his father first broke on the social media network Twitter.

Quizon said his father “knew as he was going how much the country loved him and knew that everyone was praying for him”.

“If he could he would have stayed so just he could thank you personally,” said Quizon of Dolphy who has been confined at the Makati Medical Center since June 9 for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Quizon said that while his father’s “spirit was strong his body has so weakened he had to go”.

“On behalf of everyone who loved him — my brothers, sisters, Zsa Zsa [Padilla], we all thank you from the bottom of our hearts,” said Quizon.

He asked that the people “pray for his [father&#…


It's true isn't it?


Tribute to Jaworski: A look back at the Living Legend's career

Tribute to Jaworski: A look back at the Living Legend's career.


You're Pinoy if you why this is funny.

Silent Library

Silent Library is a Japanese game show (you know it's funny when Japanese and game show are the same sentence).

The object of the game is for the players to draw cards, if they draw the skulls and bones card, they have to do the punishment. Seem easy enough right? However, since they are in a library, they have to be as quiet as possible. If they make too much noise, they lose.


Iba't Ibang Uri Ng Manginginom

Click for a larger photo.

Making The World's Most Expensive Cupcake


Bloomsbury's officially opened at The Dubai Mall on Thursday 28th June 2012. The new boutique café in Dubai marks the one year anniversary of Bloomsbury's which opened it's doors to food lovers last year in Abu Dhabi.

The new store is located on the lower ground floor of The Dubai Mall and is one of many new locations due to open in the Gulf. Bloomsbury's brings the luxurious taste of London to Dubai with its boutique cupcakes and confectionaries along with world renowned teas and coffees.

The opening event at The Dubai Mall was inaugurated by Mr Yusuff Ali MA (EMKE Group) and saw the unveiling of "The Most Expensive 'Edible' Cupcake" named "The Golden Phoenix" using the finest, most expensive ingredients available from around the world.

Afternoon tea was served to guests and the setting of the opening was very English indeed, t…

A Teacher


Philippines Has Highest Teen Pregnancy Rate In Asia

The Philippines has the highest number of teenage mothers in South East Asia.

The country's population continues to grow by two million people every year, with the number of teenage mothers rising by 70 per cent in 10 years.

Although sex education is controversial in the mostly Roman Catholic country, the 200,000 teen pregnancies each year is fuelling calls to educate young women about birth control.

Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas reports from Manila.

Here's the list from Pro RH Bill on Facebook.

No Flyering

Seen at Power Plant Mall.

It's not actually wrong, it's just unusual. :)

Game On, World

Cool ad by Nike.

Favorite Cartoons in the 1980s

From Facebook

Remember these shows? I can't wait to get home from school everyday to watch them.

Monday - Mekanda Robot
Tuesday - Daimos
Wednesday - Mazinger Z
Thursday - Grendaizer
Friday - Voltes V

May Pasok Ba

The recent torrential rains in Manila had parents angry again at the slow response of school and local officials to declare whether there are classes or not. The schools finally declared that there will be no classes by noon... when the children are already in school!

Every single year it's like this since what? The 1970s? I don't get it. Parents, please also think, if you think there's too much rain and it would put your child in danger of either being stranded or be like what happened with Ondoy, stay home. Missing one class is not going to affect your child.

Of course, because of that, these memes came out.

Here's the message from the Department of Education.

Department of Education reiterates suspension of classes now lies with LGUs (Local Government Units) especially this rainy season.

AUTOMATIC cancellation of classes during typhoons will still be based on the storm signal sent out by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administratio…

100 Riffs (A Brief History of Rock N' Roll)

I love Rock n' Roll music. I found this video of Alex Chadwick where he plays 100 famous guitar riffs in one take giving you a chronological history of rock n' roll.

It's pretty cool!
100 Riffs (A Brief History of Rock N' Roll) from Chicago Music Exchange on Vimeo.

Tamang Baralila - Correct Grammar

I found this on Facebook. It's a great collection on the correct usage of the Filipino language.
Check out some more at Tamang Baralila on Facebook.