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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…

Blast in Serendra; 3 killed, 4 injured

From Rappler.

MANILA, Philippines (9th UPDATE) – Taguig police on Friday evening, May 31, confirmed that a strong explosion rocked the posh Serendra in Taguig and sent shockwaves to different parts of the city.

In an official statement, the residential project's developer Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) said the blast happened around 8pm in Unit 501B of Two Serendra, killing 3 people aboard a truck that was pinned down by a falling wall.

The incident also damaged 10 units in the condominium and injured 4 residents. The 4 were taken to the nearby St. Luke's Medical Center to receive treatments.

As of 9:45 pm, the 3 in the truck were still pinned down, according to one eyewitness.

According to city officials, the affected unit was owned by a foreigner. ALI said the building has been evacuated and the residents are being treated and accommodated while the incident is being investigated.

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Mar Roxas said Taguig police and the Bureau of Fi…

Haba-baba-doo! Puti-puti-poo! (1998) Babalu, Redford White

Starring Babalu, Redford White, Princess Punzalan, Kristine Hermosa, Melissa Mendez, Paolo Contis, Camille Prats, Baron Geisler, Serena Dalrymple, Toby Alejar, Tanya Garcia, Flora Gasser, Freddie Quizon, Max Vera, Pong Pong, Whitney Tyson, Mandy Ochoa, Fred Esplana, Perry De Guzman and Beverly Salviejo / Directed by EFREN JARLEGO

Vice Ganda Makes Fun of Jessica Soho

From Hindi porke't pangit ka matatakot mo ko Facebook Page.

Ganito pinag-tripan ni Vice Ganda ang Vice President for News and Public Affairs ng GMA na si Jessica Soho sa kanyang concert sa Araneta. Hindi natuwa ang mga kasamahan ni Ms. Jessica sa GMA News dahil kahit kailan, hindi nakakatuwa at hindi dapat ginagawang biro ang salitang "RAPE"..

GMA News anchor Jessica Soho has reacted to a joke made by comedian Vice Ganda about the popular media personality and an imagined rape scenario, which has earned criticism from many sectors.

In a statement, Soho said: "Rape is not a joke and should never be material for a comedy concert."

She added: "I thank all those who shared my hurt and expressed their support, but this should not be about me but about rape victims who suffer tremendously from this terrible crime. The horrors they go through are unspeakable and should never be taken lightly, especially by way of a cruel joke."

Anong masasabi nyo?

Getting To Know Bb. Pilipinas 2013 Beauty Titlist

Bb. Pilipinas 2013 winners "bare" themselves to Inquirer entertainment-beauty pageant writers Marinel Cruz, Armin Adina and editor Bayani San Diego Jr. in a recent visit at the Media Resource Plaza studio. Present were Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Ariella Arida, Bb. Pilipinas-International Bea Santiago, Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism Cindy Miranda, Bb. Pilipinas-Supranational Mutya Datul and Pia Wurtzbach, 1st runnerup. Video by

Dolphy and Panchito "Love Pinoy Style"

Classic Pinoy movie.

Will Smith at Graham Norton Show With Surprise Members from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Will Smith sing the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air at the Graham Norton show and surprises the audience with some cast members of the original show.

Graceland - Official Trailer

When a kidnapping goes wrong, a desperate father risks everything to save his daughter from the men who hold her captive.

Official entry to several international film festivals and winner of Best Narrative at the San Diego Asian Film Festival 2012.

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

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

Blind Woman Singing You by Karen Carpenter

Shown is the video of a blind woman with a voice of Karen Carpenter singing YOU. In the video are the 4 talented blind singers namely: Anna Terrefiel Gusmos and her baby, Reynante Gusmos, husband, Jericho Baying, keyboard player and Vivian.

They used to sing inside the Pasig City Public Market on Friday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm.

Eat All You Can (1994) Jimmy Santos

Starring Jimmy Santos, Claudine Barretto, Ai-Ai delas Alas, Don Pepot, Isko Moreno, Ruby Rodriguez, Katya Santos, Rica Peralejo, Camille Prats, Paolo Contis, John Prats, Marielle Salvador, Nonong De Andres, Beverly Salviejo, Pocholo Montes, Pong Pong, Jinky Oda, Flora Gasser, Danny Labra, Bert Mansueto, Lucy Quinto, Tony Bagyo, Norman Ong, Joji Isla, Ben Sagmit, Jograd Dela Torre, Chinkee Tan and Jason San Pedro / Directed by Mike Relon Makiling

Pasukob (2007) Ai Ai de las Alas, Rufa Mae Quinto

Starring Ai Ai de las Alas, Rufa Mae Quinto, Eugene Domingo, Allan K, DJ Durano, Antonio Aquitania, John Lapuz and Debraliz / Directed by Wenn V. Deramas

Andres De Saya 2

Andres De Saya 2 - Mabagsik na daw.

Starring Gloria Diaz, Carmi Martin and Vic Vargas.

Andres De Saya

Starring Gloria Diaz and Vic Vargas.

Nancy Binay enrolls in governance course in UP

Nancy Binay has been accused of having no experience when it comes to lawmaking. But now, she has enrolled in a class to help her know the ins and outs of becoming a senator. Jing Castaneda with this report. -- Prime Time, ANC, May 16, 2013

Ex Taiwanese official says Taiwan should not fear war with PH!

Stupid warmongers.

Around 90% of Divisoria Mall Burned

There was a big fire at Divisoria Mall yesterday. News report says that 90% of the mall has burned down.

Here's the latest news from ABS-CBN.

Vin Diesel In Manila

Vin Diesel is in Manila shooting for his next movie, The Fast and the Furious 7. Here are some photos I saw from Bogart the Explorer's page.

MECO Labor Affairs Notice for Filipino Workers in Taiwan

From MECO Labor Affairs, Kaohsiung (POLO/OWWA)

Sa lahat po ng nakakaranas ng tunay na harassment, pang-iinsulto, o pananakit ng dahil sa isyu sa pagitan ng Taiwan, ipadala po sa akin ang impormasyon sa pamamagitan ng e-mail na "", o text sa mobile numbers 0932-218-057 o 0910-104-009. Ibigay ang pangalan, passport number, ARC number, buong pangalan ng company at contact details; pangalan ng Taiwanese broker at contact details. Inuulit ko lang po, yung tunay at personal na naranasan ang i-report at hindi yung kwento lang ng iba. Labor Representative Rey Conferido


From Filipinos in Taiwan Facebook Page

Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) yesterday urged the public not to blame the Philippine Coast Guard’s killing of a Taiwanese fisherman last week on Filipino workers and visitors, adding that the city government would work to ensure the safety of such workers in Taipei.

The shooting of Taiwanese fisherman Hung Shih-cheng (洪石成) in contested waters in the South China Sea has sparked public anger at the Philippines, and the nation has demanded a formal apology and compensation from Manila.

Hau yesterday reiterated his condemnation of the Philippines’ failure to meet Taiwan’s demands and take full responsibility for the incident. He added that letters had been sent to Taipei’s sister cities of Manila and Quezon to retract its invitation for them to participate in Taipei’s annual dragon boat festival next month, while suspending all city-to-city exchanges.

However, he called on the public to remain rational and refrain from taking their anger out on Phi…

SONA: Panayam kay UNA senatorial candidate Nancy Binay

Congratulations to Nancy Binay. God bless the Philippines.

A Notice to Filipinos in Taiwan

Due to the recent shooting and killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine Coast Guard.

The Taiwanese have been protesting outside the Philippine embassy. Taiwan is demanding the Philippine government apologize and compensate the victim.

This notice came from a friend of mine in Taiwan.

How To Shower In Public (Filipino Survival Guide)

No water at home? No problem. We go through the necessary steps of showering in public by utilizing the fresh water pump nearby.

Daniel Marsh, and Michael McDonnell

Anthony Bourdain tries Jollibee

There's a reason Filipinos love Jollibee. It's just good. Here's Anthony Bourdain trying Jollibee for the first time in his show Parts Unknown.

WOTL - Candy Crush Will Destroy You


Rocky Plus V (1991) Vic Sotto, Panchito, Paquito Diaz

Sorry about that, I forgot to include the link to the movie.

Starring Vic Sotto, Panchito, Paquito Diaz, Aiza Seguerra, Christine Jacobs, Ruben Rustia, Dindo Arroyo, Ernie Zarate, Rommel Valdez, Ernie David, Vangie Labalan, Cris Aguilar, Meryll Soriano, Atong Redillas, Pong Pong, Ding Salvador, Perry De Guzman and Eddie Samonte / Directed by TONY CRUZ

Bloomberg Global Outlook - Philippines

News from Bloomberg about the state of the Philippine economy. There was a 120% foreign net inflow or $819M from 2011. The stock market is up 285% since 2008 beating global stock markets by 124%.

The Philippines is the third fastest growing economy in Asia next to China and Thailand.

As of yesterday, the PSE closed at 7,070.99.