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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…

Amazing Act Of Sportsmanship

Mitchell Marcus is manager of his school’s basketball team, the Coronado High School Thunderbirds. Due to a developmental disability he’s never been able to take part in a game. However, for the last game of the season, his coach Pete Morales told him to suit up. He didn’t expect to actually play, but just wearing the jersey with his teammates was a thrill in itself.

Mitchell didn't know but coach Morales was going to put him in the game at the end of the fourth quarter, regardless of the score. With just over a minute left, Mitchell was put onto the court for the first time, and set up shop near the net. His teammates passed him the ball a number of times, but he was never able to make a basket. During his last attempt, the ball went out of bounds. With just seconds left in the game, it looked like he wouldn’t get another chance.

Then, one of the finest acts of sportsmanship you’ll ever see occurred.


Steph Curry 54 Points 11 Threes vs Knicks

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors had a career night against the Knicks tonight making 54 points. Of those 54 points, 11 came from the three point line. The Knicks however held on for the win 109-105.

Here are the highlights.

High School Life - Sharon Cuneta

To the high school students graduating this month, this one is for you.

The Marcos Years - History of the EDSA Revolution from the perspective of Roberto V. Ongpin

I found this interesting article from the Inquirer regarding the Marcos years leading to the EDSA revolution from the perspective of Roberto V. Ongpin who was Marcos' Minister of Trade and Industry.

It's an interesting look at Philippine political history. Here's an excerpt.

When the phone rang one day in May 1979, he was not to know that he would be caught in one of the most tumultuous chapters in Philippine history.

“Do you know what time it is in London?” Roberto V. Ongpin said, the drowsiness evident in his voice. “It is 4 a.m.”

“Bobby, the President wants to talk to you,” said the voice at the other end, half a world away in Malacañang. It was Ruben Ancheta, an aide to President Ferdinand Marcos.

“Pare, please, give me two hours,” Ongpin said.

“All right. I will tell him,” Ancheta said.

Ongpin told the story of how he was conscripted by Marcos in an interview with the Inquirer at his penthouse office in the Alphaland Southgate Tower, a shopping mall and office complex …

Namasukan Si Inday

Dahil sa tindi ng kahirapan sa probinsya, namasukan si Inday
bilang katulong sa Maynila.

Habang ini-interview ng amo.....

Amo: Kailangan namin ng katulong para mag-linis ng bahay,
Magluto, maglaba, mamalantsa, mamalengke, at magbantay sa mga bata. Kaya mo ba ang lahat ng

Inday: I believe that my acquired skills, training and expertise in management with the use of standard tools, and my discipline and experience will contribute significantly to the value of the work that you want done. My creativity, productivity and work-efficiency and the high quality of outcome I can offer will boost the work progress.

Amo: [Nagdugo ang ilong.]

Makaraan ang dalawang araw, umuwi ang amo, nakitang may bukol si Junior.

Amo: Inday, bakit may bukol si Junior?

Inday: Compromising safety with useless aesthetics, the not-so-well engineered architectural
design of our kitchen lavatory affected the boy's cranium with a slight boil at the left temple near the auditory organ.

Amo: [Nagdugo ulit …

Video of NASCAR Accident Feb 2013

A NASCAR fan was able to take a video of the accident yesterday where one of the tires landed on the grandstand. Here's the video of the accident.

Here's another video from official NASCAR broadcast.

Lito Lapid Will Kick Your Ass

Lito Lapid's awesomeness will kill all your Chuck Norrises! From "San Basilio", 1981, featuring his character "Julio Valiente".

No Retreat, No Surrender - Jean Claude Van Damme

I found this classic Jean Claude Van Damme movie online. Used to be very popular movie in the Philippines.

Ben Tumbling - Lito Lapid

Pinoy action movie starring Lito Lapid, Vivian Velez, Eddie García, Raul Aragon, Romy Diaz.

One Bullet, Two Kills

This clip from the movie "San Basilio", featuring Lito Lapid is getting popular on the Internet. Left with just one bullet and two baddies to kill. What does Lito Lapid do?

Max En Jess (1980) Comedy King Dolphy, Panchito, Max Alvarado

Tgalog action/comedy movie starring Comedy King Dolphy, Panchito, Lotis Key, Ike Lozada, Nona Herrera, Max Alvarado, Conde Ubaldo, Er "Canton" Salazar, Josie Quizon, Nonong de Andres, Mandy Bustamante, Tintoy and Pugak / Directed by Bert R. Mendoza

Spray Paint Art in New York City

Spray paint art is an art form using spray paint, traditionally on posterboard. It differs from graffiti art in that graffiti is performed on buildings, trains and the like, as opposed to more traditional art surfaces. This is a unique form of art that is generally performed on the street in large metropolitan cities creating surreal landscapes of planets, comets, pyramids, cities, nature scenes, etc.

Bad Days

Even Superheroes have bad days. Watch these funny cartoons about various superheroes having bad days.

The Amazing Spider-Man - Bad Days - Ep1

Fantastic Four - Bad Days - Ep2

Green Lantern - Bad Days - Ep3

Superman - Bad Days - Ep 4

X-Men - Bad Days - Ep5

Jonathan Ive on Blue Peter

Jonathan Ive, Apple's Senior Vice President of Industrial Design in an interview with British Children's show Blue Peter on BBC. The interview shows us the inside of Apple's design studio and gives some insights on how Jonathan Ive and Apple thinks when they create a new design.

Marian Rivera - FHM Philippines Behind The Scenes

Behind the scenes video of Marian Rivera's FHM magazine photoshoot.

Behind the Magic: Building a Digital New York for "The Avengers"

Although roughly a third of "The Avengers" is set in New York City precious little was actually filmed there. ILM crew members photographed 7-miles of city streets from a variety of heights and at different times of day totaling 250,000 images. The crew then digitally recreated roughly 20 square blocks of mid-town Manhattan using a variety of techniques. Live action shoots were held primarily on sound stages in New Mexico and in the streets of Cleveland.

WOTL Battle in Manila


KALYE: Kariton Klasrum of Dynamic Teen Company

Seasoned journalist Anthony Taberna joined the volunteers of the Kariton Klasrum Klinik& Kantin to rove around Cavite City and reported his experience, views and convictions regarding the project and its social implications. Taberna interviewed CNN HERO Efren Penaflorida Jr. and some of the remarkable teens who operate this iconic symbol of poverty which DTC used as a vehicle of hope and transformation and gave prestige and nobility to the lowly "KARITON."

Philippine Farmers Hope For Coconut Craze Windfall

Many struggling Philippine farmers may never have heard of Madonna, but the US pop star's endorsement of coconut water may help change their lives for the better.

Kesz : Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho Special

In the face of the struggle for Philippine independence, Dr. Jose P. Rizal believed that the future of the country lies in its youth. But if he were alive today, witnessing the struggles of our children, would he still have the same conviction?

In a town where a childrens beauty pageant was recently held, several girls were willing to sacrifice health and safety to win the crown. In the mountains of Montalban, Rizal, minors carry the weight of poverty upon their backs. There are more than two million cases of child labor in the Philippines today. The country, still struggling with poverty, is still a long way off to ending child labor.

However, all is not lost. The perseverance of non government agencies like Dynamic Teen Company to uplift the condition of Filipino children has produced positive results. Cris, for example, used to be a scavenger. The cart he once used to carry waste materials is now loaded with blackboards, chalks, and books. At a young age, he teaches his fellow stre…

A Homeless Boy With A Big Heart

A homeless 13-year-old Filipino won a very prestigious award for his commitment to improving the lives of fellow street kids. Cris "Kesz" Valdez, who lived off a trash dump and slept in an open tomb for the majority of his childhood, was awarded last year's International Children's Peace Prize in The Hague on September 19, receiving $130,000 in prize money.

At the age of seven, Kesz Valdez founded "Championing Community Children," a charity that raises funds to hand out necessities to street kids in Cavite City. The Championing Community Children has handed out more than 5,000 gifts, including sandals, clothes, candy and toys, to poor children living in the slums around Manila.

Kesz's message to the children of the world; "Our health is our wealth! Being healthy will enable you to play, to think clearly, to get up and go to school and love the people around you in so many ways. To everyone in the world, please remember that every day, 6,000 childre…

A Millionaire's First Love 2006

I found a Korean movie. I heard it was good. So I thought I'd share it since a lot of Filipinos love to watch Korean movies and shows nowadays.

The Jose and Wally Concert A Party For Every Juan

The Jose and Wally Concert A Party For Every Juan - March 2, 2012.


Courtesy of Gandang Lahi

Meteorite crash in Russia: Video of meteorite explosion that stirred panic in Urals region

Meteorite explosions in the skies of Russia's Urals region has sparked panic in three major cities. Witnesses said that houses shuddered, windows were blown out and cellphones stopped working.


OraProNobis (fight for us)

1989 film by Lino Brocka was banned in the Philippines by Corazon Aquino due to its subversive message.

World's Strongest Kids

Meet the Stroe brothers, 7 year old Giuliano and 5 year old Claudiu of Galati, Romania. Possibly the world's strongest kids.

Here's Giuliano doing 30 hand stand push-ups on a parallel bar.

Full Court Basketball Shot With One Bounce

Lakas nang tsamba.

Céline Dion performs in Chinese on China's CCTV New Year Gala

The world-renown French-Canadian singer Céline Dion joins Chinese singer Song Zuying in singing the Jasmine Flower (Mo Li Hua 茉莉花) in CHINESE on China's Central Television's Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) Grand Gala. This year's Spring Festival Gala presents a variety of interntional artists, including Greek musician Yanni, American Chinese pop-star Lee Hom Wang etc. Céline also sang the classic My Heart Will Go On in front of Chinese audience afterwards.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2013 Teaser

This year Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2013, took 17 beautiful super-models to all 7 continents!!! See Kate Upton in Antarctica and MUCH MUCH MORE!!!

Chinese Baby Names


Pope Benedict XVI To Step Down

From InterAksyon

ROME - Pope Benedict will step down as head of the Catholic Church on February 28, the Vatican confirmed on Monday, apparently for health reasons.

In a statement released by the Vatican, the Pope said he no longer had the strength to fulfill the duties of his office. He will be 86 on April 16.

"Both strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognise my incapacity to adequately fulfil the ministry entrusted to me," the Pope said in a statement. "For this reason, and well aware of the seriousness of this act, with full freedom I declare that I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter."

The Vatican said the papacy is effectively vacant until a successor is chosen. A Vatican official said they expect the period between Benedict's resignation and the election of his successor to be "as brief as possible."

The German intell…

'Pacquiao' lookalike kisses Andi, Anne

An impersonator of Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao had audience cheering on "It's Showtime" as he gamely answered "personal" questions from the noontime program's hosts.

The City of Manila, Philippines

In this episode of The Travel Bug, Morgan visits the stunning Philippines. This is a country of extremes... an amazing place with so much to see and do. One of the best episodes of Season 1. This webisode gives you a sample of Manila and it's beautiful history.

Wrong Ranger (1984) Redford White, Pia Moran, Cachupoy

Tagalog Action, Comedy Movie... Starring Redford White, Pia Moran, Cachupoy, Marilou Bendigo,Tatlong Itlog, Rommel Valdez, Joaquin Fajardo, Nello Nayo, Joseph De Cordova, Ernie Forte, Danny Riel, Pong Pong, Jing Caparas, Jun Santos, Nick Alladin, Joe Watts and Leon Pajaron / Directed by Angel Labra

Iron-Man: Rise of Technovore Animated Movie Trailer


MRT Scuffle

A scuffle between two commuters erupts at the Metro Rail Transit Buendia station Wednesday morning.

Chinese Inventions For The Long Train Chinese New Year Migration

A Reuters report on several inventions to make the annual Chinese New Year train migration easier.

The Philippines Moves Forward

For the first time in over a decade, the Philippine economy is on the upswing and the Filipino people are realizing their potential. The world watches as the Philippines moves forward.

A business feature produced by Asia Business Channel and broadcast on Channel News Asia in 2013. Featuring interviews with prominent Filipino figures such as President Benigno Aquino, Jaime Zobel de Ayala, Ramon del Rosario Jr., Rene Almendras and Ramon Jimenez. This program discusses recent developments in the Southeast Asian republic along with the successes and challenges it faces halfway into the Aquino administration.

Producer/Director/Writer: Francisco "Kit" Reyes (Shutter Republic)
Director of Photography: Stefan Herbruger (Shutter Republic)
Post-Production: Underground Logic
Narrator: Trevor Jones
Shot on location in The Philippines. An Asia Business Channel Production for Channel News Asia/Mediacorp. © 2012

The New Philippines

Do you agree with this video or is the current economic boom of the Philippines just due to hot money investing in the stock market?

Wok with Yan - Beef & Broccoli - Stephen Yan

Wok with Yan is a very popular cooking show in the 1980s. I used to watch this show all the time with my Mom.

From Wikipedia

Wok with Yan was a Chinese cuisinecooking show starring Stephen Yan. The show was first produced in VancouverBritish ColumbiaCanada by the CBC at CBUT from 1980 to 1982. A second edition of the show was also produced in the early 1990s. The popular series was syndicated internationally in United StatesPhilippinesMalaysiaIndonesia andSingapore for years. The show was famous because in each episode, Yan had a different pun on the word "wok" on his apron. Some examples are: Wok & RollWokking My Baby Back HomeDanger, Men at WokWok Around the ClockWok the HeckYou Are Wok You EatWok Goes up Must Come DownWok's New, Pussycat?Wokkey Night in CanadaStuck Between a Wok and a Hard PlaceRaiders of The Lost WokEat Your Wok OutMoon WokJailhouse WokSuperior WokmanshipWok-A-Doodle-DooThe humorous aprons also complemented his humour that consisted of spon…

San Miguel Beer Bilmoko Commercial

Classic 1980s San Miguel Beer Commercial titled "Bilmoko".

The "Mukhasim" face by Datu Puti

Classic TV commercial of Datu Puti vinegar.

Cartooning With Blitz

Bruce Blitz is the creator and host of this four-time Emmy-Nominated Television series, Cartooning with Blitz. This fast-paced cartooning variety show features comic strips, cartoon portraits, animal drawings, and spinning the Wheel of Features, which can create over 100,000 cartoon faces. Bruce Blitz also welcomes celebrity guest cartoonists to his studio, and takes viewers on fascinating trips like the Museum of Cartoon Art and Busch Gardens. Another big draw for audiences of all ages is the "Doodle Trick" segment where Bruce shows viewers how to take simple shapes, numbers, letters, even words and turn them into wacky cartoons.

I love watching this show when I was a kid, trying to learn how to draw. Never really got good at it though.

Of all the shows I've seen, this drawing Popeye is the one I remember most.

Jeremy Lin - Linsanity One Year Later

One year ago, well, one year and one day ago on Feb 4, 2012. Linsanity began as an little known point guard exploded to end the New York Knicks' losing streak.

Here is the iconic game between New York Knick and the New Jersey Nets when Jeremy Lin first came off the bench to help the Knicks win against the Nets.

Cindys 80s Commercial

Cindys commercial.

Basketball Trick Shot Video By Two Year Old

This is 2 year old Titus. Here's a collection of videos his parents took of him shooting a basketball from 18 months to 24 months.

Final Moments of Ray Lewis' Career

Seventeen illustrious years of Ray Lewis' football career. Post game interview and video feature of Ray Lewis.

Super Bowl XLVII Commercials

We all love the Super Bowl, the great plays, the fumble and sometimes we wonder what happened. I'm of course talking about the commercials.

Here are the commercials of Super Bowl XLVII between the Ravens and the 49ers in case you missed them.

Bernie Goldblatt and his old school amigos from The Glencobrooke Retirement Home "Live Mas" when they sneak out for a wild night they'll never forget.

Watch Hyundai Canada's official 2013 Big Game Day Commercial, titled "GASPOCALYPSE".

Budweiser's 2013 Super Bowl ad featuring our famous Clydesdales horses — and introducing our newest foal, who was just 7 days old during the shoot.

Watch our 2013 Game Day TV commercial, where you'll meet Dave and his newfound sunny disposition (that manifests itself in a curious way), all thanks to his new 2013 Volkswagen Beetle.

OREO Commercial - Super Bowl 2013

A slightly insecure teenager is unhappy about going to the Senior Prom without a date. But when Dad lets him bor…

How To Wash Your Hands In Space

ISS Commander Chris Hadfield shows us the fine points of manual digital hygiene in microgravity. A clean-handed astronaut is a happy astronaut.

Credit: CSA

First 4 Months of the PBA's 17th Season (1991)

So much nostalgia. I remember watching this performance of Jimmy Santos during the All Star games. I was laughing most of the time.

The rivalry between Ginebra and Shell was also a classic.

Huge Bear Surprises Crew on EcoBubble Photo Shoot

Check out what happened to this Samsung crew on a photoshoot for the EcoBubble washing machine. They were near Manning Park, BC.

Samsung Superbowl Teaser ad Pokes Fun at Apple Lawsuits

The ad featuring Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd and Bob Odenkirk pokes fun at the copyright lawsuit by Apple.

Mandurugas (1992) Dennis Padilla, Janno Gibbs, Roi Vinzon

Starring Dennis Padilla, Janno Gibbs, Roi Vinzon, Donita Rose, Leah Orosa, Eddie Gutierrez, Daniel Fernando, Dick Israel, Lucita Soriano, Dexter Doria, Manjo Del Mundo, Boy Roque, Joey Padilla, Eddie Tuazon, Danny Labra, Errol Dionisio, Michelle Ann Lopez, Mia Pratts, Atong Redillas, I.C. Mendoza and Special Guest Stars Robin Padilla, Rommel Padilla, Romy Diaz, Val Iglesia, July Hidalgo, Pocholo Montes, Jun Hidalgo, / Directed by Eddie Rodriguez