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Angat Buhay Hope Cards, Bili Na!

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7 Don'ts after a Meal

1. Don't smoke -Experiment from experts proves that smoking a cigarette after meal is comparable to smoking 10 cigarettes (chances of cancer is higher). 2. Don't eat fruits immediately -Immediately eating fruits after meals will cause stomach to be bloated with air. Therefore take fruit 1-2 hr after meal or 1hr before meal. 3. Don't drink tea -Because tea leaves contain a high content of acid. This substance will cause the Protein content in the food we consume to be hardened thus difficult to digest however Japanese Green tea is known as a drink which has many benefits for your health. 4. Don't loosen your belt - Loosening the belt after a meal will easily cause the intestine to be twisted & blocked. 5. Don't bathe -Bathing will cause the increase of blood flow to the hands, legs & body thus the amount of blood around the stomach will therefore decrease. This will weaken the digestive system in our stomach. 6. Don't walk about -People always say that af

A(H1N1) cases in the Philippines rise to 14

The Department of Health (DOH) announced Friday that the Philippines now has 14 confirmed cases of influenza A(H1N1) virus, but advised the public not to be alarmed even as it expects the number of cases to climb further. In a press conference, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said the Philippines has 14 confirmed cases of H1N1, up from 10 on Thursday, plus 27 new suspected H1N1 cases. Duque said the 14patients with H1N1have "mild symptoms," and are responding positively to treatment. He said the Philippines still has no severe H1N1 case, and none of the patients has died. The DOH said two of the new cases -- a two-year-old girl and a 20-year-old male --had contact with a Taiwanese mother and her daughter at a wedding in Zambales last May 17. Like most cases globally, Duque said the 14 cases in the Philippines are a "mild form of influenza." Duque said that if he global consensus is that there is "no evidence of mutation" and that the virus is not viru

Akon Live at the Big Dome on July 4

Akon, the prolific Senegalese-American hip-hop singer-songwriter and record producer, will be performing at the Araneta Coliseum on July 4, 2009. He will be joined by Filipino R&B singer Billy Crawford. "Right Now (Na Na Na)" is the lead track from Akon's third album titled Freedom, which contains collaborations with Lil Wayne ("I'm So Paid") and platinum artist T-Pain ("Holla Holla"). Akon broke into the music scene in 2004with the platinum album Trouble that featured the singles, "Locked Up" and "Lonely." He returned in 2006 with the triple-platinum-certified Konvicted CD, and also broke chart history in 2007 as the first artist to simultaneously hold the #1 and #2positions on the Billboard Hot 100singles chart twice. He went on to become Billboard Magazine's Top Artist of 2007, the #2 Hot 100Producer of the Year, and #2 Hot 100 Songwriter of the Year. Akon won the 2007 American Music Award for Best Male Soul/R&B a

TNS National TV Ratings (May 26-28): May Bukas Pa still leads primetime race

Here are the comparative TV ratings of ABS-CBN and GMA-7 programs from May 26 to 28, based on the overnight ratings of Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) among national households: May 26, Tuesday Non-Primetime: Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN) 5.9%; Unang Hirit (GMA-7) 4.1% Kapitan Boom (ABS-CBN) 11.3%; Reborn (ABS-CBN) 9.8%; Pokemon: Master Quest (GMA-7) 7.3% Naruto (ABS-CBN) 9.6%; Gadget Boy (GMA-7) 7.1%; One Piece (GMA-7) 8.3% Mr. Bean (ABS-CBN) 9.3%; Slamdunk (GMA-7) 10% Ruffa and Ai (ABS-CBN) 7.9%; SiS (GMA-7) 6.3% Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 14%; Lalola (GMA-7) 8.3% Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 24.8%; Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 15.8%; Daisy Siete (GMA-7) 15.4% Kambal Sa Uma (ABS-CBN) 21.6%; Paano Ba ang Mangarap? (GMA-7) 18.1% Precious Hearts Romances Presents Bud Brothers (ABS-CBN) 20.6%; Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? (GMA-7) 19.7% Naruto Shipuuden (ABS-CBN) 16.7%; Chil Princesses (GMA-7) 8.9% Hot Shot (ABS-CBN) 16.6%; My Name Is Kim Samsoon Rewind (GMA-7) 8% Primetime: Boys Over Flowers (ABS-CBN) 29.4%; Hole In

AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (May 26-28): Three Kapuso shows occupy top slot in the primetime race

Here are the comparative TV ratings of ABS-CBN, TV5, and GMA-7programs from May 26to 28, based on the overnight ratings of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households: May 26, Tuesday Non-Primetime: Unang Hirit (GMA-7) 5.4%; Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN) 4.1% Pokemon: Master Quest (GMA-7) 7.2%; Kapitan Boom (ABS-CBN) 3.4%; Reborn (ABS-CBN) 4.7% Gadget Boy (GMA-7) 7.6%; Naruto (ABS-CBN) 6% One Piece (GMA-7) 12.7%; Mr. Bean (ABS-CBN) 5%; Slamdunk (GMA-7) 12.8% SiS (GMA-7) 10.4%; Ruffa and Ai (ABS-CBN) 4.5% Lalola (GMA-7) 9.8%; Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 10.6% Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 21.1 %; Daisy Siete (GMA-7) 19.6%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 19% Paano Ba ang Mangarap? (GMA-7) 23%; Kambal Sa Uma (ABS-CBN) 14.7% Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? (GMA-7) 26.7%; Precious Hearts Romances Presents Bud Brothers (ABS-CBN) 13.1%; Mr. Bean Live (ABS-CBN) 11% Chil Princesses (GMA-7) 9.6%; Naruto Shipuuden (ABS-CBN) 10% My Name Is Kim Sam Soon Rewind (GMA-7) 9.1%; Hot Shot (ABS-CBN) 12% Primetime: Hole In The

The Philippine Food Fortification Act

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8976 "THE PHILIPPINE FOOD FORTIFICATION ACT OF 2000" AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE PHILIPPINE FOOD FORTIFICATION PROGRAM AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. Section 1. Title. - This Act shall be known as the "Philippine Food Fortification Act of 2000." Sec. 2. Declaration of Policies. - Section 15 of Article II of the Constitution provides that the State shall protect and promote the right of health of the people and instill health consciousness among them. State recognizes that nutritional deficiency problems in the Philippines, based on nutrition surveys, include deficiency in energy, iron, vitamin A, iodine, thiamin and riboflavin. To a minor extent, the Filipino diet is also deficient in ascorbic acid, calcium and folate. The State recognizes that food fortification is vital where there is a demonstrated need to increase the intake of an essential nutrient by one or more population groups, as manifested in dietary, biochemical or clinical evidences of deficiency.

Speedy Trial Act

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8493 AN ACT TO ENSURE A SPEEDY TRIAL OF ALL CRIMINAL CASES BEFORE THE SANDIGANBAYAN, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, METROPOLITAN TRIAL COURT, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT, AND MUNICIPAL CIRCUIT TRIAL COURT, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES SECTION 1. Title. -This Act shall be known as the "Speedy Trial Act of 1998." SECTION 2. Mandatory pre-trial in criminal cases. - In all cases cognizable by the Municipal Trial Court, Municipal Circuit Trial Court, Metropolitan Trial Court, Regional Trial Court, and the Sandiganbayan, the justice or judge shall, after arraignment, order a pre-trial conference to consider the following: (a) Plea bargaining; (b) Stipulation of Facts; (c) Marking for identification of evidence of parties; (d) Waiver of objections to admissibility of evidence; and (e) Such other matters as will promote a fair and expeditious trial. SECTION 3. Pre-trial agreement. - All agreements or admissions made or entered into during the pre-trial confe

Bill of Rights (Philippines)

1987 PHILIPPINE CONSTITUTION ARTICLE III, BILL OF RIGHTS Section 1. No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, nor shall any person be denied the equal protection of the laws. Section 2. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures of whatever nature and for any purpose shall be inviolable, and no search warrant or warrant of arrest shall issue except upon probable cause to be determined personally by the judge after examination under oath or affirmation of the complainant and the witnesses he may produce, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized. Section 3. (1) The privacy of communication and correspondence shall be inviolable except upon lawful order of the court, or when public safety or order requires otherwise, as prescribed by law. (2) Any evidence obtained in violation of this or the preceding section shal

What is Ecstasy?

MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, also known as ecstasy) is a semisynthetic member of the amphetamine class of psychoactive drugs. It is considered unusual for its tendency to produce a sense of intimacy with others and diminished feelings of fear and anxiety. These effects have led some to suggest it might have therapeutic benefits to some individuals. Before it was made a controlled substance, MDMA was used to aid psychotherapy, often couples therapy, the results of which are poorly documented. Studies have also recently been initiated to examine the therapeutic potential of MDMA for post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety associated with cancer. MDMA is criminalizedin most countries in the world under a UN agreement, and its possession, manufacture, or sale may result in criminal prosecution, although some limited exceptions exist for scientific and medical research. MDMA is one of the most widely used illicit drugs in the world and is taken in a variety of contexts far re

Anti-Wiretapping Law (Philippines)

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4200 AN ACT TO PROHIBIT AND PENALIZE WIRE TAPPING AND OTHER RELATED VIOLATIONS OF THE PRIVACY OF COMMUNICATION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful for any person, not being authorized by all the parties to any private communication or spoken word, to tap any wire or cable, or by using any other device or arrangement, to secretly overhear, intercept, or record such communication or spoken word by using a device commonly known as a dictaphone or dictagraph or detectaphone or walkie-talkie or tape recorder, or however otherwise described: It shall also be unlawful for any person, be he a participant or not in the act or acts penalized in the next preceding sentence, to knowingly possess any tape record, wire record, disc record, or any other such record, or copies thereof, of any communication or spoken word secured either before or after the effective date of this Act in the manner prohibited by this law; or to replay the same for any other person or

Smartmatic moves closer to bagging poll contract

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) Special Bids and Awards Committee (SBAC) has declared the offer of Smartmatic and Total Information Management Corp. (Smartmatic/TIM) consortium as the "single complying calculated bid" to automate the May 2010 polls, after its fiercest rival failed in the technical requirements. The joint venture of AMA Group of Companies and Election System and Software (AMA/ES&S) was found to be "non-compliant with the technical requirements" when it failed to submit its "system requirement specifications and system design specifications," which the SBAC said are "essential elements in automation." The AMA/ES&S also failed to comply with the requirement that its credit line and cash deposit certificate should come from a bank duly licensed by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). The consortium submitted a cash deposit certificate from the Bank of America, in Des Moines, Iowa, US, which is not among those accredit

TNS National TV Ratings (May 22-25): Wowowee leads daytime race

Here are the comparative TV ratings of ABS-CBN and GMA-7 programs from May 22 to 25, based on the overnight ratings of Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) among national households: May 22, Friday Non-Primetime: Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN) 5.9%; Unang Hirit (GMA-7) 4.3% Kapitan Boom (ABS-CBN) 10.8%; Pokemon Master Quest (GMA-7) 6.3% Reborn (ABS-CBN) 9.6%; Gadget Boy (GMA-7) 7.6% Naruto (ABS-CBN) 9.1%; One Piece (GMA-7) 9.9% Mr. Bean Live (ABS-CBN) 8.5%; Slamdunk (GMA-7) 11.6% Ruffa and Ai (ABS-CBN) 7.5%; SiS (GMA-7) 6.1% Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 13.6%; Lalola (GMA-7) 7.6% Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 23.9%; Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 16.6%; Daisy Siete (GMA-7) 18% Kambal Sa Uma (ABS-CBN) 19.6%; Paano Ba ang Mangarap? (GMA-7) 20.9% Precious Hearts Romances Presents Bud Brothers (ABS-CBN) 21.3%; Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? (GMA-7) 23.7% Mr. Bean (ABS-CBN) 16.9%; Naruto Shipuuden (ABS-CBN) 15%; Chil Princesses (GMA-7) 8% Hot Shot (ABS-CBN) 17.4%; Nodame Cantabile (GMA-7) 7.6% Primetime: Boys Over Flowers (ABS-CBN)

AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (May 22-25): Viewers really love Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin?

Here are the comparative TV ratings of ABS-CBN, TV5, and GMA-7programs from May 22to 25, based on the overnight ratings of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households: May 22, Friday Non-Primetime: Unang Hirit (GMA-7) 4.6%; Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN) 4.4%; Bob The Builder (TV5) 1.3%; Barney & Friends (TV5) 2.8%; Thomas & Friends (TV5) 3.1%; Go Diego Go (TV5) 4.5%; Blue's Clues (TV5) 4.7% Pokemon: Master Quest (GMA-7) 6.2%; Kapitan Boom (ABS-CBN) 7%; Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) 7.7% Gadget Boy (GMA-7) 6.6%; Reborn (ABS-CBN) 5.8%; Catdog (TV5) 6.3% One Piece (GMA-7) 10.9%; Naruto (ABS-CBN) 6.1%; Mr. Bean (ABS-CBN) 5.2%; Danny Phantom (TV5) 5.9% Slamdunk (GMA-7) 13.5%; SiS (GMA-7) 10.3%; Ruffa and Ai (ABS-CBN) 5.8%; The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron (TV5) 6.1%; Makibaoh (TV5) 6% Lalola (GMA-7) 8.9%; Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 10.5%; Duel Masters (TV5) 3.3%; Juicy (TV5) 1.3% Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 23.2%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 18.4%; Video Zonkers (TV5) 2%; Barney & Fri

A Doctor's Perversity

May 19, 2009 PRIVILEGE SPEECH OF SENATOR RAMON BONG REVILLA, JR. "A Doctor's Perversity" Good afternoon Mr. President. I rise this afternoon on a matter of personal privilege. Just last Thursday, a racial slur was directed against our people, particularly on our women by a prominent Hollywood actor. A few weeks back, a Hong Kong columnist labeled our country as a nation of servants because of our women domestics. Late last year, the Filipina was depicted as an ignorant maid with no dignity by a comedy show in England. Then there was also the "Desperate Housewives" incident, and many more. In all these instances when the dignity of our nation and especially our women have been trampled upon by foreigners, we have been quick to condemn them, seek an apology, and seek other means to punish the perpetrators. Ngayon, may pambababoy na naman sa ating kababaihan ang kumalat sa internet, na kagagawan ng isang Pilipino and this is the reason why I rise today. Mr. Preside

ABS-CBN - only media company included in 15 Firms Cited for Good Corporate Governance

Here are the Philippines Top 15Companies from a shortlist of 138 firms cited with Outstanding Corporate Governance in 2008 (in alphabetical order): Aboitiz Equity Ventures ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. Ayala Corporation Ayala Land Inc. Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Cebu Holdings, Inc. Cebu Property Ventures and Dev. Corp. Centro Escolar University (CEU) Energy Development Corporation First Philippine Holdings Corp. Globe Telecom Manila Water Company Inc. Petron Corporation Phil. Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) Company Semirara Mining Corporation The criteria prescribed in the CG Scorecard are as follows: 1. Rights of Shareholders 2. Equitable Treatment of Shareholders 3. Role of Stakeholders 4. Disclosure & Transparency 5. Board Responsibilities

Mossimo Bikini Summit 2009 Winners

Here are the male and female grand winners and runner ups of the 2009 Mossimo Bikini Summit held at the Sky Dome of SM North Edsa Saturday night: Grand Male Winner: Jiro Shirakawa 1st Runner Up: Angelo Cacciatore 2nd Runner Up: Mark Manicad Grand Female Winner: Vanessa Dime 1st Runner Up: Rachel Anne Bustamante 2nd Runner Up: Sharla O'Hara

Cannes Film Festival 2009 Winners | Brillante Mendoza is Best Director

Here are the winners of the Cannes Film festival 2009: Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) - "The White Ribbon," by Michael Haneke (Austria) Grand Prix (runner up) - "A Prophet," by Jacques Audiard (France) Jury Prize - "Fish Tank," by Andrea Arnold (Britain) and "Thirst," By Park Chan-wook (South Korea) Special Prize - Alain Resnais Best Director - Brillante Mendoza, "Kinatay" (The Philippines) Best Actor - Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds" (United States) Best Actress - Charlotte Gainsbourg, "Antichrist" (Denmark) Best Screenplay - Feng Mei, "Spring Fever" (China) Camera d'Or (for debut film) - "Samson and Delilah," by Warwick Thornton (Australia) Best short film - "Arena," by Joao Salaviza (Portugal)

Taxis to issue receipts in June 2009

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has announced that taxi drivers will begin issuing receipts to their passengers beginning next month. LTFRB chairman Alberto Suansing warned that the board will cancel the franchise of taxi operators if they fail to comply with the directive. A taxi receipt is expected to have the following information: name of the taxi operator, business name of taxi operator, telephone number of taxi operator, taxi's plate number, date of the trip, total fare amount and name of taxi driver. The implementation of the issuance of taxi receipts was supposed to begin in January of this year. Operators, however, asked that it be moved to May so that they could allocate funds for this. (via)

RP confirms second H1N1 case

The Philippines on Sunday confirmed its second influenza A (H1N1) case. In an interview on ANC's Dateline Philippines on Sunday, Health Secretary Francisco Duque said the second H1N1patient is a 50-year-old female from Chicago, United States. She arrived in the Philippines on May 20. She had no symptoms upon arrival at the airport but became symptomatic the next day. She immediately consulted health authorities, according to the health secretary. "She only has mild symptoms, which include fever and cough," he said. Her health condition has improved and she is already "recovering," Duque assured. The second H1N1 patient is still being closely monitored in an undisclosed health facility. The government is also now tracing those who had contacts with her. "We cannot be too complacent because many factors can make a mild illness manifest severely and more fatally in people with pre-existing conditions," he said, adding: "The only thing that's sure

TNS National TV Ratings (May 18-20): Precious Hearts Romances captures the hearts of nationwide viewers

Here are the comparative TV ratings of ABS-CBN and GMA-7 shows from May 18 to 20 based on the overnight ratings conducted by TNS (Taylor Nelson Sofres) among national households: May 18, Monday Non-Primetime: Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN) 5.5%; Unang Hirit (GMA-7) 3.8% Kapitan Boom (ABS-CBN) 9.6%; Pokemon Master Quest (GMA-7) 6.9% Reborn (ABS-CBN) 11.2%; Gadget Boy (GMA-7) 6.8% Naruto (ABS-CBN) 10.4%; One Piece (GMA-7) 7.9% Mr. Bean Live (ABS-CBN) 9.2%; Slamdunk (GMA-7) 10% Ruffa and Ai (ABS-CBN) 8%; SiS (GMA-7) 5.7% Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 11.9%; Lalola (GMA-7) 7.6% Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 22.4%; Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 15.5%; Daisy Siete (GMA-7) 17% Kambal Sa Uma (ABS-CBN) 20.6%; Paano Ba ang Mangarap? (GMA-7) 20% Precious Hearts Romances Presents Bud Brothers (ABS-CBN) 23.2%; Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? (GMA-7) 21.4% Mr. Bean (ABS-CBN) 18.8%; Naruto Shipuuden (ABS-CBN) 14.3%; Chill Princesses (GMA-7) 8.9% Hot Shot (ABS-CBN) 19.6%; Nodame Cantabile (GMA-7) 7.3% Primetime: Boys Over Flowers (AB

AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (May 15-21): All About Eve surges ahead as it is about to end

Here are the comparative TV ratings of ABS-CBN, TV5, and GMA-7programs from May 15to 21, based on the overnight ratings of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households: May 15, Friday Non-Primetime: Unang Hirit (GMA-7) 5.7%; Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN) 3.8%; Bob The Builder (TV5) 0.6%; Barney & Friends (TV5) 2.8%; Thomas & Friends (TV5) 3.7%; Go Diego Go (TV5) 5.6%; Blue's Clues (TV5) 6% Pokemon: Master Quest (GMA-7) 7.5%; Lastikman (ABS-CBN) 6.3%; Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) 9% Gadget Boy (GMA-7) 8.4%; Reborn (ABS-CBN) 7.5%; Catdog (TV5) 6.3% One Piece (GMA-7) 10%; Naruto (ABS-CBN) 7.7%; Mr. Bean (ABS-CBN) 5.4%; Danny Phantom (TV5) 7.1% Slamdunk (GMA-7) 10.1%; The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron (TV5) 6.4% SiS (GMA-7) 8.8%; Ruffa and Ai (ABS-CBN) 5.1%; Makibaoh (TV5) 7.8%; Duel Masters (TV5) 4.4% Lalola (GMA-7) 11.1%; Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 10.1%; Juicy (TV5) 1.7% Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 22.5%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 17.5%; Video Zonkers (TV5) 2%; Barney & Friends (