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CODE OF CONDUCT AND ETHICAL STANDARDS FOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES - RA 6713

Republic Act No. 6713 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CODE OF CONDUCT AND ETHICAL STANDARDS FOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES, TO   UPHOLD THE TIME-HONORED PRINCIPLE OF PUBLIC OFFICE BEING A PUBLIC TRUST, GRANTING INCENTIVES AND REWARDS FOR EXEMPLARY SERVICE, ENUMERATING PROHIBITED ACTS AND TRANSACTIONS AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR   VIOLATIONS THEREOF AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES Section 1. Title. - This Act shall be known as the "Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees." Section 2. Declaration of Policies. - It is the policy of the State to promote a high standard of ethics in public service. Public officials and employees shall at all times be accountable to the people and shall discharge their duties with utmost responsibility, integrity, competence, and loyalty, act with patriotism and justice, lead modest lives, and uphold public interest over personal interest. Section 3. Definition of Terms. - As used in this Act, the term: (a) "Go

2NE1 Concert Ticket Giveaway!

Here's how to join! 1. Take a picture of yourself doing your most extraordinary  Asian/ KPop pose ! Here's an example:     2. Send your pics to Smart2NE1Contest@gmail.com. Make sure to include your name and a contact number. 3. Entries are accepted starting now until June 2,Thursday, at 12:00 nn. 4. 10 winners will be randomly selected via  http://random.org/ 5. Each winner will win 3 VIP tickets each. 6. Announcement of winners will be done by June 2, 2011 at 5PM. 7. Winners will be contacted regarding instructions on how to pick up the tickets   Additional rules: - One entry per person/email address only - Entries should not be edited or altered using any photo editing software   Send those entries in! Good luck!  

House Bill No 1799 - Divorce Bill Philippines

Republic of the Philippines HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Quezon City FIFTEENTH CONGRESS First Regular Session House Bill No.1 79 9 Date Filed: July 27, 2010 Introduced by GABRIELA Women's Party Representatives LUZVIMINDA C. ILAGAN and EMERENCIANA A. DE JESUS AN ACT INTRODUCING DIVORCE IN THE PHILIPPINES, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE TITLE II, ARTICLES 55 TO 66 INCLUSIVE AND ARTICLE 26 OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 209, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE FAMILY CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES, AND REPEALING ARTICLE 36 OF THE SAME CODE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled: SECTION 1. Title II of Executive Order No. 209, amended, otherwise known as The Family Code of the Philippines, is hereby amended to read as follows: "TITLE II LEGAL SEPARATION AND DIVORCE" SECTION 2. Articles 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62) 63, 64, 65 and 66 of Executive Order No. 209, as amended, otherwise known as The Family Code of the Phil

Jamie Chung talks about working with the male-dominated cast of Hangover Part II

Jamie Chung is quickly becoming one of Hollywood's most sought after young actresses. Fresh getting rave notices as the fiercely loyal Amber in Zack Snyder's epic action-adventure  Sucker Punch, she now stars in Warner Bros.' new outrageous comedy  The Hangover Part II, opposite Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha.   "In the film, Phil (Cooper), Stu (Helms), Alan (Galifianakis) and Doug (Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu's wedding to Lauren (Chung). After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don't always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can't even be imagined. "Lauren is marrying Stu despite her father's objections. Ed Helms elaborates, "Her father, Fohn, despises Stu because he sees Stu as a milquetoast-y, spineless nerd...which is half-true but not altoge

Spot.ph Site Hackable?

This is a warning posted by D4rkb1t on his blog. Read his post below: Good day, D4rkb1t here. I would like to use this opportunity to inform you that I d4rkb1t a part of Anon and PhilKer has found vulnerabilities on your website (spot.ph) making it "hackable". Please try to audit your site security, We PhilKer will be defacing the site in 24hours if the vulnerabilities are not fixed. If you are unable to remove the deface in 3hours, I will be the one to remove it myself. The deface will just be a "index.html" so you can easily just delete it and everything will be restored. The deface will contain a message from PhilKer to the webdevs. A link to the active site will be included, making the deface somewhat like a portal. Visitors can just click the "Visit Site" from the deface to see full site. ~D4rkB1t#PhilKer

How to contact KUWADERNO.com?

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Sale Alert: Buy 1, Get 2nd at 1 Peso

Buy 1, Get 2nd at P1 on Watsons-branded products! Visit any  Watsons Philippines branches nationwide! [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="555" caption="Watsons Buy 1 get 2nd at 1 peso"] [/caption]

Fight against Superbug Infections

Antibiotics if not properly taken and completed may lead to super infection/drug resistance in our body. Due to wrong usage of antibiotics the bacteria is growing stronger, and makes it difficult to treat. With this, therapy will be prolonged, expensive and worst, could lead to hospitalization due to complications and drug resistance. In line with the rise of  super infections and drug resistance, Watsons Personal Care Store came up with a program to prevent the increasing cases of antibiotics misuse. Read on for more details about this program. The responsibility for turning this situation around is entirely in our hands. Irrational and inappropriate use of antimicrobials is by far the biggest driver of drug resistance. This includes overuse, when drugs are dispensed too liberally, sometimes to “be on the safe side”, sometimes in response to patient demand, but often for doctors and pharmacists to make more money. Drug resistance costs vast amounts of money, and affects vast numbers o

GMA News Online hacked last night

Last night GMA News Online website, twitter and facebook accounts was hacked by someone known as  "D4RKB1T". In an e-mail sent to  Techpinas.com , the hacker was quoted as “ I found these [security] flaws 2 months ago. Emailed the admin countless times – no response. I thought – I wasn’t being taken seriously. So, made an statement to them. I actually even did it at midnight to make less people be hassled, if it was in the morning alot of people would be mad because most are reading news(like me).” said Darkbit . GMA News Online posted an announcement about this hacking incident: Shortly after the hack on GMA News Online platforms Sunday morning, we regained control and firmly secured our web site and social media accounts. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

3rd GAWAD BUHAY Award - 2011 Winners

Here's the complete list of nominees and winners (in bold letters) of the Philstage 2010 Gawad Buhay! Awards for the Performing Arts. NATATANGING GAWAD BUHAY! (Lifetime Achievement Awards) Ryan Cayabyab Tony Espejo Lisa Macuja-Elizalde Tony Mabesa ------------------------------------------------ OUTSTANDING PLAY (tie) Equus , Repertory Philippines (winner) Tatlong Mariya , Tanghalang Pilipino (winner) American Hwangap (Filipino version), Tanghalang Pilipino (nominee) Ang Post Office , PETA (nominee) OUTSTANDING MUSICAL PRODUCTION Little Women , Repertory Philippines Romeo and Bernadette , Repertory Philippines OUTSTANDING DANCE PRODUCTION Crisostomo Ibarra , Ballet Philippines Ballets and Ballads , Ballet Manila Halo-Halo ni Juan , Ballet Manila Neo-Filipino 2010 , Ballet Philippines Peter Pan , Ballet Philippines September Gala , Ballet Philippines OUTSTANDING STAGE DIRECTION Audie Gemora,  Equus Ana Abad Santos,  Duets Loy Arcenas,  Tatlong Mariya Lutgardo Labad,  Ang Post Offi

Miley Cyrus will rock Manila for her Gypsy Heart concert on June 17

After two successful Best of Both Worlds and  Wonder World tours, international pop star and Golden Globe nominee Miley Cyrus has been wowing thousands in her latest musical adventure titled  Gypsy Heart Tour. Since April 29, she has been busy performing for her fans in many countries in South and North America. Her successful concerts in Escuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama and Mexico have just proven the popularity and staying power of the 18-year-old singer-songwriter. At least 200,000 thousand fans' dreams came true when they finally witnessed Miley Cyrus perform on stage. The teen actress-pop singer gained fame for the hit TV series-turned-movie  Hannah Montana. Her single "Party in the U.S.A." peaked at No. 2 in the Billboard Hot 100 of the United States. The teen star-artist herself has been tweeting about how moved she has been during the tour and how her fans have been amazing. Some of her messages read: &qu

Philippines now only nation in the world without divorce

Staunchly Catholic Malta approved the introduction of divorce, backing the move by a small majority in a referendum. “The referendum outcome is not the one I wished for, but the will of the majority will be respected and parliament will enact legislation for the introduction of divorce," Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi said in a video statement on Sunday. The vote was seen as a test of the influence of the Roman Catholic Church in a country where 72 percent of people say they go to Mass on Sundays and nearly all marriages are held at the altar. The Mediterranean island of 400,000 people was one of only two countries not to allow divorce – the other being the Philippines. The last country to legalise divorce was Chile way back in 2004. Early results from Saturday's referendum showed a majority backing divorce of between 52 percent and 54 percent. The Divorce Movement declared victory and the anti-divorce movement conceded. Opposition leader Joseph Muscat had said changing the law

ASAP ‘All You Can’ this Sunday!

Get an overdose of “ASAP’s Supah Party All You Can” this Sunday with the country’s brightest stars Piolo Pascual, KC Concepcion, Luis Manzano, Billy Crawford and Jericho Rosales. “Sing All You Can” with the ASAP SESSIONISTAS, Christian Bautista, Karylle, Toni Gonzaga, Erik Santos, Vina Morales, Jovit Baldivino, Jed Madela, Yeng Constan...tino, Nikki Gil, Angeline Quinto, Zia Quizon and birthday celebrators Zsazsa Padilla and Sam Milby. “Hataw All You Can” with Kim Chiu, Maja Salvador, Rayver Cruz, Dance Quad’s Enchong Dee, Empress, Jessy Mendiola Sam Concepcion, Bugoy Carino, Brenna, Velasco Bros, XB Gensan, ASAP Supahdancers G-FORCE, Pilipinas Got Talents’s first batch of grand finalists, Ms. Earth Philippines Top Ten Finalists and ASAP Supah Dance Off finalists. Primetime favorites Julia Montes, Kathryn Bernardo, Diego Loyzaga and Albie Casino plus the whole MARA CLARA cast grace the ASAP centerstage for a touching finale week. While Diether Ocampo and Bea Alonzo headlines the newest

List of Billboard Violators and their violations

List of Billboard Violators INSPECTION AND REPORT MAKATI AREA NORTH BOUND NO. PRINT ADS OWNER/CONTACT NUMBER ADDRESS/CONTACT NUMBER TYPE OF BILL BOARD DATE FINDINGS & REMARKS 1 BPI 24/7 BANKING DBBS ADVERTISING - c/o OAAP 403 - Quingud St. Pinagkaisahan, Makati City ( NB ) WALL SIGN May 06- 2011 No Building Permit LGU Makati No DPWH Clearance Not Complied Setback Clearances with letter notice serve by MMDA 2 JEWELMER, REPUBLIC CEMENT DBBS ADVERTISING - c/o OAAP 403 - Quingud St. Pinagkaisahan, Makati City ( NB ) ROOF SIGNS May 06- 2011 With Building Permit LGU Makati No DPWH Clearance For Occular Inspection Actual Measurement with letter notice serve by MMDA 3 PLDT DSL Outcom Outdoor Advertising EDSA Cor. Honda St. Pinagkaisahan Makati City ( NB ) GROUND SIGN May 06- 2011 No Building Permit LGU Makati No DPWH Clearance Not Complied Setback Clearances with letter notice serve by MMDA 4 MERCURY DRUG, CALCIUM PLUS Wilson S.  Gaverla 3451 EDSA Cor. Gracia St. Makati City ( NB ) WALL SI

Special treatment of the Ampatuans behind bars?

Reports that certain personalities who are supposed to be in jail are receiving special treatment have already reached President Aquino. In the same way that due process is being accorded to the victims, it must also be accorded to the accused. What the government can assure the public is that the scales of justice will not be tipped over to one side or another. The President has already stated that if investigations hold that government officials should be accountable, then they will be held accountable. We will do what is right, so long as it is clearly what is right—and what is clearly right can only be arrived at by a thorough, unbiased study of the situation. Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo has long been conducting surprise visits to ensure the fair and effective conduct of our prison system, and he has already ordered administrative relief of JCI Glennford Valdepeñas while an investigation is being conducted on the issue. The pictures and video put forward a

Jessica Soho renews exclusive contract with GMA-7

George Foster Peabody awardee—and widely regarded as the country's most awarded broadcast journalist—Jessica Soho recently signed an exclusive contract with GMA Network. Soho, who is also the Network's Vice President for News Programs, hosts the top-rating and award-winning news magazine program  Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho . She also banners GMA News TV's primetime newscast  State of the Nation and the public affairs program  Brigada . Present during the signing were GMA Network SVP for Corporate Services Group Felipe S. Yalong; President and Chief Operating Officer Gilberto R. Duavit Jr.; Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon; and SVP for News and Public Affairs Marissa L. Flores.  

Food Products from Taiwan being Monitored

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Director Suzette H. Lazo, MD today assured the public that food products and food addtivies imported from Taiwan are being monitored after the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) informed the Philippine government of possible contamination of Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).   Widely used as a plasticizer in the manufacturing of articles such as intravenous bags and tubings, blood bags and infusion tubings and nasogastric tubes, DEHP was found to be illegally added to a food product raw material intended for emulsification. While low doses of DEHP are generally safe, high doses or prolonged exposure can have harmful effects. Children are especially prone to the harmful effects of high doses of DEHP or to repeated exposure which can lead to testicular effects, fertility problems and toxicity to kidneys.   The Taiwan government has informed the Department of Health that a company may have imported food products containing additives contaminate

No-Smoking laws in Metro Manila Starts Monday (May 30)

Here's not so good news for smokers. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) today announced that starting Monday (May 30), the agency and the 17 local government units (LGUs) of Metro Manila will start apprehending smokers who will be caught puffing away in public places in all major and secondary roads of the metropolis. MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said MMDA and LGU health and environmental sanitation officers, usually accompanied by policemen, will round up smokers caught violating the provisions of Republic Act 9211 or the Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003, and the smoking prohibitions of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board and all local ordinances and issuances. Violators will be fined P500 on first offense while those who cannot afford to pay the fine are obliged to render an eight-hour community service. The MMDA- LGU partnership in the enforcement of an intensified no-smoking policy within Metro Manila coincides with the observance of the

Sa Piling Ko - Sisid Theme Song

SA PILING KO Originally sung by Mark Alain Composed by Roosevelt Itum Performed by Julie Anne San Jose   Hahamakin ko ang lahat, mabalik ka lang Sa piling ko Tatahakin ko ang landas, nasaan ka man O giliw ko   Sana’y pagbigyan ang puso ko na muli pang magmahal At muli kang makapiling Mahal ko iyong dinggin   Chorus: 'Di na muling luluha pa 'Di na muling magdurusa Kung naririto ka na Na magmamahal muli Sa piling ko   Alaala mong kay ganda ang sigla’t saya sa buhay ko Ang tamis ng iyong pagsinta Ang tanging dasal, o giliw ko  

10 fascinating Facebook facts

Here are some fascinating Facebook facts courtesy of CNN.com 1. 56% of Americans think it's irresponsible to friend your boss on Facebook 2. Facebook links about sex are shared 90% more than average 3. People in Facebook relationships are happier than single people 4. 21% of people would break up via Facebook 5. 85% of women are annoyed by their Facebook friends 6. 25% of households with a Facebook account don't use privacy controls 7. 48% of parents friend their kids on Facebook 8. 47% of Facebook users have profanity on their walls 9. 48% of people say they look at their ex's Facebook profile too often 10. 36% of under-35s check Facebook, Twitter or texts after sex   { via }

Application for September 25, 2011 Teachers Examination

The Professional Regulation Commission Baguio Regional Office is now accepting applications for the September 25, 2011 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) until the deadline on July 15, 2011 .   For First-time applicants, requirements are: 1.    Original and photocopy of Transcript of Records with scanned picture and remarks, “For Board Examination Purposes”; 2.    Original and photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by the NSO in security paper.  Submit a copy of Birth Certificate from Local Civil Registrar if NSO copy is  illegible; 3.    Original and photocopy of Marriage Certificate issued by the NSO in security paper.  Submit a copy from Local Civil Registrar if NSO copy is  illegible (for married female applicants); 4.    Four (4) pieces recent passport-size colored pictures in plain white background with complete nametag; 5.    One (1) piece recent 1x1 colored picture in plain white background with complete nametag; 6.    2011 Community Tax Certificate (Cedula); 7.    One

Nursing Board Exam Application Schedules (December 2011)

Professional Regulation Commission Baguio Regional Office will start accepting Nursing Licensure Exam applications on July 18, 2011. Deadline for filing is on September 16, 2011 for Repeaters and October 21, 2011 for First Takers. No extension of deadline. Application Requirements: BASIC REQUIREMENTS: 1.) Original & photocopy of transcript of records w/ complete date of graduation, S.O. number, scanned picture & w/ remarks: “for board examination purposes only”. 2.) Original & photocopy of birth certificate (& marriage certificate for married females) issued by the NSO. 3.) Current community tax certificate. 4.) Three (3) copies recent passport size colored picture, white background w/ complete name tag. 5.) Examination fee of nine hundred pesos (P900.00) for baccalaureate degree and six hundred pesos (P600.00) for non-baccalaureate degree. 6.) Original and photocopy of birth certificate and marriage contract from the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) if NSO copy i

LET Applicants Room Assignments (September 2011)

This is announcement released by Professional Regulation Commission (Baguio Regional Office) that there will be NO NOTICE OF ROOM ASSIGNMENT will be mailed. Test center/room assignment will be posted in their website (prcbaguio.blogspot.com) for your reference. Deadline is on July 15, 2011 . No applications shall be accepted after deadline.

Who will take crucial last spots for the Pilipinas Got Talent 2 finale?

Pinoys not only witnessed world class acts on “Pilipinas Got Talent 2” last Sunday, but they also saw world class beauties in 2010 Miss Universe 4th runner up Venus Raj and Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2011 Shamcey Supsup as they graced the PGT stage with a fun opening dance number. Green Rose star Jericho Rosales also performed his teleserye’s theme song as it approaches its last episode this week. As the competition draws nearer to its much-awaited finale, two grand finalists were again named. Young singer John Michael Narag automatically took the 7th grand finalist slot after topping the nationwide text votes while dance group Filogram grabbed the 8th spot after winning the judges votes. The two acts will now advance to the grand final alongside other grand finalists to be named in the coming weeks. PGT continues to be the country’s number one reality-talent show. Last Saturday, PGT scored a national TV rating of 24.1% versus rival shows Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho (17.9%) and Tal

Primer on Amaya will air on GMA-7 this Saturday, May 28

From the spectacular production values down to the simplest dialogues—everything about the much anticipated epicserye is well-done. GMA-7 will take the viewers into a one-hour travel into Amaya 's world as it features The Making of an Epic on May 28 .   " Amaya, Marian Rivera's upcoming epicserye, is being praised as the one that would revolutionize the landscape of Philippine TV.  It is the most expensive and grandest show that the Kapuso Network is producing. Hosted by Cesar Montano, The Making of an Epic serves as a primer or introduction of the epicserye.   "The program presents the behind the scenes of Amaya from the brainstorming of the management of GMA-7 including the interviews from Jun Lana and Suzette Doctolero, the creative minds behind the story with the guidance of University of the Philippines historians.   "Forming the ensemble of the epicserye, each of the powerhouse cast of Amaya that comes from the brightest Kapuso s

FDA: Unregistered Contact Lenses is Unsafe, Dangerous and Injurious

There has been report of selling and offering for sale contact lenses along sidewalks in Metro Manila by vendors without a license from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to sell such products. The said contact lenses being offered for sale are not registered. Contact lenses sold or offered for sale without a valid registration with the FDA is in direct violation of Republic Act No. 9711 or Food and Drug Administration Ac of 2009. The continued selling of such products in the market undeniably poses imminent danger or injury to the consuming public.

Glutathione IV as skin whitener is not approved FDA

This is a warning to the public from Food and Drug Administration in the Philippines. The public is strongly warned to refrain from using glutathione IV for the purpose of skin whitener in light of the potential harm associated with such use. The alarming increase in the unapproved use of glutathione administered intravenously as a skin whitening agent at very high doses is unsafe and may result to serious consequences to the health of  users.  The only approved indication of the IV format of glutathione is an adjunctive treatment  to reduce neurotoxicity associated with cisplatin chemotherapy. Adverse drug reactions resulting from the use of glutathione IV for skin whitening have been reported and include following: Serious and potentially fatal Steven Johnsons syndrome and Toxic Epiderman Necrolysis. Derangements in the thyroid function. Suspected kidney dysfunction potential resulting to kidney failure. Severe abdominal pain in a patient receiving twice-weekly glutathione ad

BFAD: Toys and school supplies are being monitored

The Department of Health-Food and Drug Administration (DOH-FDA) has systems in place to ensure safety of toys, and school supplies like crayons and pencils categorized as household hazardous substances are likewise being monitored and regulated. The toys shall be tested for mechanical and physical properties, flammability and migration of certain elements. Manufacturers are required to secure a certificate of conformity for every shipment/freight/batch/lot of toys manufactured, imported and distributed in the Philippines.

In The Name of Love International Screening

Star Cinema's 18th anniversary presentation.  An Olivia Lamasan Film. Starring Angel Locsin, Jake Cuenca and Aga Muhlach. International Premiere Dates (with Jake Cuenca and Angel Locsin): May 28, 2011 - Alex Theatre (Los Angeles) (216 North Brand Boulevard Glendale, CA 91203) May 29, 2011 - Fox Theatre (San Francisco) (2216 Broadway Street Redwood City, CA 94063) International Screening Dates: May 27 - June 9 -- Coliseum Scarborough (Scarborough, Ontario) May 27 - June 9 -- Empire Studio at Square One (Mississauga, Ontario) May 27 - June 9 -- Sunridge Spectrum Cineplex (Calgary, Alberta) June 2 - June 8 -- Festival City (Qatar, Dubai) June 2 - June 8 -- Al Mariah Mall (Abu Dhabi, UAE) June 2 - June 8 -- Grand Cinecenter (Doha, Qatar) June 10 -June 16 -- Cinema City Movies 12 - Cineplex (Edmonton, Alberta)

List of Senators with most bills filed

The main job of a Senator is to legislate. To create bills and resolutions. I commend senator Miriam Santiago for "working her ass off" in filing bills because he is really doing her job. “A public hearing on a controversial issue generates a lot of publicity, but usually the result is merely a recommendation to the Ombudsman. By contrast, internet research is very quiet and solitary, but one bill could make a difference in the lives of people ,"  Senator Miriam Santiago said. Here's a list of senators who filed the most number of legislations in the Senate (15th Congress): Miriam Defensor-Santiago (758 bills and 124 resolutions) Jinggoy Estrada (553 bills, 27 resolutions) Manuel Villar Jr. (395 bills, 144 resolutions) Antonio Trillanes IV — 304 (292 bills, 12 resos) Lito Lapid — 239 (179 bills, 60 resos) Loren Legarda — 198 (137 bills, 61 resos) Francis Escudero — 154 (128 bills, 26 resos) Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. — 150 (126 bills, 24 resos) Ed

Penis-shaped plant seen in La Union

A strange-looking, smelly plant suddenly sprouted out of nowhere in a quaint barangay in Agoo, La Union. While the residents of Sta. Rita were celebrating their fiesta and parading their patron saint last weekend, most were suddenly drawn to a plant that grew near the road. “I thought they were looking at a fetus… From afar, it looked like decaying meat,” a resident said of the eggplant-colored plant with a huge cone structure in the middle. Nobody knew who planted it there, and so it became the barangay’s attraction. People from out of town suddenly emerged and took their pictures with the plant, notwithstanding the foul smell. People likened it to the rafflesia, the world’s biggest flower, but upon looking at the pictures, an expert identified it as Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (another synonym: Amorphophallus campanulatus). Amorphophallus means 'amorpho' (without shape or misshapen) and 'phallus' is penis. Previous journals and consultations with the late bot

Scotty McCreery - American Idol 2011 Winner

17-year-old country singer Scotty McCreery is the winner of the 10th season of American Idol (2011) held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Scott "Scotty" Cooke McCreery (born October 9, 1993) is an American singer from Garner, North Carolina. McCreery is a fan of baseball and is a relief pitcher for his high school team - the Garner High School Trojans.  He said in an interview that one of his favorite artists is Garth Brooks and his mom.

DOH Statement Regarding the Delayed Stipend of Nurses under the RN Heals Program

Assistant Secretary Enrique Tayag today assured that the nurses deployed under the Department of Health’s Registered Nurses for Health Enhancement and Local Service (RN Heals) will receive their stipends within this week. Tayag explained that the DOH has fast-tracked the requirements necessary for the release of the funds earmarked for RN Heals. He also apologized to the RN Heals nurses for their delayed monthly stipend and guaranteed them that for the succeeding months, they shall be paid on time. RN Heals seeks to make essential health services available to all Filipinos by training and deploying 10,000 unemployed nurses in communities identified by the DOH in collaboration with the Department of Social Welfare & Development (DSWD). While on deployment, the nurses will be given an allowance of P8,000 a month by the DOH while the local government unit (LGU) where they are assigned shall supervise them, ensure their safety and security, and provide modest board and l

Magda reveals her secret in Mula sa Puso

The truth is out in Mula sa Puso .  Finally,  Via (Lauren Young) has learned the truth after Magda (Dawn Zulueta) reveals that she is Via's biological mother. Via hasn't fully absorbed the shocking revelation yet when another tragedy strikes them.  A group of men fire bullets at Magda's home, putting her life in danger as she risks her own safety to protect her daughter.   "Will Magda be able to survive this ordeal? What will Fernando (Ariel Rivera) do when Via returns to the mansion and confronts him about what really happened in the past? Don't miss the intensifying story of Mula sa Puso, airing Mondays to Fridays, after My Girlfriend is a Gumiho on ABS-CBN.

Absolute Boyfriend - ABS-CBN

Absolute Boyfriend (絶対彼氏。, Zettai Kareshi.?) is a six volume manga series by Yuu Watase, first serialized in Shōjo Comic. Chuang Yi licensed it for an English language release in Singapore, with the first volume released in March 2005. Viz Media licensed the series for an English release in North America, serializing the series in its Shojo Beat manga anthology as well as releasing the volumes. The manga series was adapted into an eleven episode live-action drama series in Japan and will be remade again for Taiwan version soon. Absolute Boyfriend will be airing soon on ABS-CBN

Get a Chance to Win Forever and a Day Premiere Tickets!

Get a chance to be one of the firsts to watch Forever and a Day with the entire cast on June 14, 2011! Promo period May 24 to June 8, 2011 It’s so easy to join: 1. Participants must be a fan of Star Cinema’s Forever and a Day official fan page: http://www.facebook.com/ForeverAndaDayFilm 2. On our wall, upload an original created video of you dedicating a message to your special someone that you want to spend ‘Forever and a Day’ with. The video can be a collage of your happy moments together, or a personal message or a short music video using the song “All My Life” by Sam Milby. 3. One (1) entry per participant only. Any excess will be considered invalid. 4. Five (5) winners will be selected using the following criteria: 30%: Number of likes (Ask your friends to vote for you!),� 30%: Creativity and 40%: Content 5. Submission of entries is on or before 11:59 pm of June 8, 2011. Any entries submitted thereafter will be considered invalid. 6. Each winner will get two (2) De Luxe premiere n