Noynoy Aquino continue to top the polls

>> Thursday, December 17, 2009

Noynoy continue to lead the polls which is a proof in the pudding that he is what the Filipinos today are hoping for to bring change to the ever sinking country. They believe that the main reason for their povery is corruption and Noynoy is obviously has been proven to be not what corruption is.

Emil Jurado's attack on Noynoy's integrity is misleading and confusing especially we know that the country is great turmoil not to mention facing extreme hardships mainly due to corruptions of highly qualified and experienced government officials (kuno) today and even in the past who were even said to have excellent record and expertice but only to fail us over and over again.

 He said:

What this country needs is a President with enough experience and know-how. The challenges we face are daunting.

Certainly, anybody who claims he is “clean” is not good enough.

As I have been saying all along, the presidency is not a training ground for someone whose only qualification is that he is the son of famous parents.

Integrity is not enough. Our problems are too enormous and we need the leadership of somebody with experience and expertise.
But the opinion of Butch Abad came out to be more convincing:
Aquino’s campaign manager Butch Abad said Noynoy’s popularity is based on people’s perception of his integrity, which people equate to having a government with less corruption and more resources for their economic needs should he succeed as president.

They expect this perception to be sustained through the May elections.

“It’s not just the perception of integrity of Noynoy that endears him to the people, but also their awareness that curbing corruption means more basic services for them,” Abad said in a telephone interview with The STAR.

Abad said voters began prioritizing the integrity of presidential aspirants after the death of Noynoy’s mother, former President Corazon Aquino.

“Before the death of President Cory (Aquino) and the entry of Noynoy (in the presidential race), integrity was always below in the order of priorities of voters. They had wanted a provider. But the death of President Cory made people realize that they now want a leader who is clean and not corrupt,” Abad said.
People will decide as long as they use their own good judgment and not allow themselves to be swayed back and forth. In other words, never ever to sell their votes and then regret the outcome later.


Charice, best Oprah Show musical performer 2009

In the recent poll held at Oprah.com, Charice garnered 70% of the votes for her touching performance of her first single, "Note to God". This new success proves to us once again that Charice will continue to soar in her quest to reach for the highest star in her career. ABS-CBN has the story:

MANILA, Philippines – Teen singing sensation Charice beat Whitney Houston, James Taylor, Michael Bublé, Journey and the Black Eyed Peas to cop the “Best Oprah Show Musical Performance” honor.

The 17-year-old was the runaway winner in the online poll on Oprah.com as she received 70% of the votes for her “Note to God” performance.

“Note to God” is her debut international single which she launched on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” on May 18. The song, written by Diane Warren and produced by David Foster, peaked at No. 35 in the Canadian Hot 100 and No. 44 in the US Billboard Hot 100.

The Black Eyed Peas, meantime, got 9% of the votes for their “I Gotta Feelin’” kickoff party performance.

According to a Charice fan site, the other nominated performances are Taylor’s “How Sweet it is to Be Loved by You” and Houston’s “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength.”

Journey, fronted by Filipino Arnel Pineda, was nominated for “Don’t Stop Believin’” while Bublé was nominated for his performance of “Haven’t Met You Yet.”

American Idol finalist and Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson was also in the nominations list for “You’ve Got The Best of My Love/I’m Every Woman.” The country group Rascal Flatts were also nominate d for “Summer Nights.”

Meanwhile, Oprah.com also cited Charice’s other achievements in 2009, including recording her first international album and going on tour with “David Foster & Friends” in the United States and Canada.

She is also included in the live action-animation movie “Alvin and the Chipmunks 2: The Squeakquel” slated for release next year.


A kind of serendipity

>> Wednesday, December 16, 2009

He found a book that his mom borrowed from a library that should have been returned on May 10, 1910 or 99 years ago. Here is the story.

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – The book returned to the New Bedford Public Library in Massachusetts this week wasn't overdue by a week, a month or even a year. It was nearly a century overdue, and the fine came to $361.35.
"Facts I Ought to Know about the Government of My Country" was supposed to have been returned by May 10, 1910.
Stanley Dudek told the Standard Times newspaper he came across the book while going through things that had belonged to his mother, who died about 10 years ago. He decided that returning the book to the city was the right thing to do.
The overdue book fine was a penny a day in 1910. But Dudek wasn't asked to pay it.
The library plans to display the book in its special collection.


Student, a rape victim commits suicide and why the school got in trouble

A student took her own life because her school badly botched an investigation into her alleged rape on campus, a lawsuit claims.

Megan Wright enrolled as resident student at Dominican College in the fall of 2005. According to a lawsuit filed by her mother, Wright was raped by three men in a residence hall at the school in May 2006.

Wright’s mother says that after the rape, the school failed to reassign her to a new room, waited a month before viewing a security videotape taken from the residence hall, and discouraged Wright from pursuing a complaint through the school.

She also claims the college’s president refused to meet with her or Wright and collaborated with a local police detective to conceal reports of other sexual assaults.

About seven months after the alleged attack, Wright committed suicide.

The lawsuit against the school alleges a violation of Title IX. It adds claims of fraud, infliction of emotional distress and violation of Wright’s equal protection rights.

The college filed a motion to dismiss those claims, but the court rejected it. It said the complaint adequately alleges that the college acted unreasonably following the alleged attack.

Cite: McGrath v. Dominican College of Blauvelt, New York

Source: HigherEd Morning


Can Octopus play too? Watch footage

An interesting footage of an Octopus carrying a coconut around but it looked like it's having fun with it. The footage was shot by Dr Julian Finn of Museum Victoria.


Be born again art

>> Sunday, December 13, 2009

This great and inspiring piece of art was on display by the entrance of a clinic and was originally posted here.


How corrupt is Manny Villar? Watch this!

>> Saturday, December 12, 2009

We had and still have so many corrupt leaders – the main reason why our country is in such serious hardship and turmoil, so when are we ever going to learn our lessons? Villar has not proven his innocence in this accusation, so why should we entrust our country to him. It seems like he is a “no show” to anything where he might get confronted about the issue. Watch this video!


Ampatuan wealth investigated - why only now?

>> Thursday, December 10, 2009

The government must know but must have looked the other way. In looking at those mansions of the Ampatuans built so comfortably while being surrounded by people of extreme poverty, you would think somebody would have noticed, questioned, or investigated them. But, out of fear, no one as in “no one” could dare because there’s too much power behind them. Keeping the poor people’s mouth shot makes them alive today. As they say: Arroyo is the president today because of the Ampatuan’s who gave her the Maguindanao votes 100% - and I’m sure there’s a lot of favors attached to it. It’s sad that 57 people had to die first before questionable wealth could get checked. Watch video.


This is one why Philippines has gotten extremely poor

>> Wednesday, December 9, 2009


More troubles for Tiger Woods

>> Monday, December 7, 2009

US Mag and NYPost has more here and here.


33 car accidents involved

Witnesses said dense fog in the area brought visibility to zero, leading to the chain-reaction crash of 33 vehicles. This is one of those accidents that can happen to anyone no matter how careful they are.


The 50 Best Protest Signs Of 2009

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This photo will make you cringe

A man pulling a van with a rope attached to his eye sockets. The demonstration happened during a performance in Hefei, in China's Anhui province. There were no further report about this, perhaps because the man was just posing for a photo to impress?  Click on photo for more.



Are you into watercolor arts and paintings? French Toast Girl is a watercolorist and her blog has her most priceless pieces. Check it out.


Arroyo, a Marcos repeat?


Trolley Scooter, the new luggage invention

>> Sunday, December 6, 2009

Interesting. You can also also pull up the luggage part to make it like a normal, regular square luggage. Just don't run over anybody at the airport.


Pacquiao's richess

>> Friday, December 4, 2009

Click here to see inside Jinkee's shop.

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