My 9th Year WordPress Blogging Anniversary

•August 21, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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Scholarships for Graduate Studies Abroad

•August 15, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Foreign Scholarships expose higher education faculty and staff to expertise and training in emerging disciplines that are still in the initial stages of development locally, and paves the way for l…

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Welcome to my eWorld…

•August 15, 2016 • 21 Comments

Hello to my eWorld!

Well, this is not my first created blog but whatever journals written here will complement with my existing blogs powered by other free websites. Basically, this site will serve as the mother portal of all my personal accounts for easy management – updating, uploading and sharing.

My existing sites feature my interest in photography, travel, reading and writing or something worth solo.jpgexploring. In relation to photography, I included some of the images taken during my travels or just simply interesting places that capture my eyes through my digital camera.

In terms of moving around the globe, I joined several travel sites to share my experiences and provide assistance to other travellers making their future trips memorable and enjoyable, and be able to explore stunning places around the world. I also included my interest in writing reviews with my membership to ciao and dooyoo. Finally, my other accounts from free websites.

For quick links of these pages, just click the subheadings listed or the thumbnails images below:

My World : This section simply focuses on my fascination of Mother Earth – how we could protect and conserve its natural beauty for future generations. This also covers my academic world as an engineer, planner, manager and or an ordinary human being (social and spiritual being).

Travel Blog: Provides a list of my travel journals with images

Trivago: A travel site which I am getting extra income for posting of images, reviews and other travel info

Consumer site: Highlights my membership with dooyoo and ciao where I post reviews of products and services, anything that I want to share with the rest of the consumers worldwide

Atbp: Provides a space for my personal interests and hobbies, something worth exploring

Hope you enjoy reading my blog and please come again and I am happy to receive your comments. Again, click the photo thumbnails below for direct links to the rest of my blog pages. Best REYgards!

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2016 Cinemalaya Awards Night

•August 14, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Cinemalaya2016 14 AUGUST 2016 (7PM) is the awards night ceremony of this year’s CINEMALAYA at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo. With this year’s theme, “Break the Surface,” there are nine full length films competing for the top awards. These films are: Ang Bagong Pamilya Ni Ponching (Inna Miren Salazar and Dos Ocampo), Dagsinby Atom Magadia, Hiblang Abo (Ralston Jover), I America (Ivan Andrew Payawal), Kusina (David Corpuz and Cenon Palomares), Lando at Bugoy (Vic Acedillo, Jr.), Mercury Is Mine (Jason Paul Laxamana), Pamilya Ordinaryo  (Eduardo Roy, Jr.), and Tuos (Derick Cabrido).

In addition, there are 10 short films entered in the competition, namely: Ang Hapon Ni Nanding [Nanding’s Afternoons]  (Rommel Tolentino), Ang Maangas, Ang Marikit at Ang Makata (Jose Ibarra Guballa), Bugtaw (Noah Del Rosario), Butas (Richard Cawed), Fish Out Of Water (Mon A.L. Garilao), Forever Natin (Cyrus Valdez), Get Certified (Isaias Herrera Zantua), Mansyong Papel (Ogos Aznar), Nakauwi Na (John Relano, Patrick Baleros and Luis Hidalgo) and, Pektus (Isabel Quesada).

Established in 2005, CINEMALAYA aims to discover, encourage and honor Filipino independent filmmakers. This is a project of the Cinemalaya Foundation and the Cultural Center of the Philippines, in partnership with Ayala Malls Cinemas.

ASAP (Amazing Stories About Pinoy) 2016: First Filipina shines in Rio Olympics

•August 8, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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After 20 years of no medals, the Philippines got a silver medal in the women’s 53-kg weightlifting division in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Click the image for the full story. Full photo credit to RAPPLER.COM

Some trivia information about the participation of the Philippines in the Olympic Games since it started in 1896 held in Athens.

1. Basketball (Men) was the first official Olympic Game participated by the Philippines in 1936 (Berlin, Germany). Finished 5th place with 4-1 win-loss record and only lost against the champion Team USA; then 12th place in 1948 (London, UK); placed 9th in 1952 (Helsinki, Finland); 7th place in 1956 (Melbourne, Australia); and 11th place at the 1960 (Rome, Italy) Olympic Games;

2. Again in Basketball tournament, the Philippines became the first country to score at least 100 points in a single game in the Olympic Games’ history when it defeated Iraq with the score 102-30;

3. In spite of the popularity of the Philippines in professional world of boxing courtesy of the multi-titles of Manny Pacquiao, the Philippines got only a medal at the Olympic Games at the 1996 Atlanta (USA) when Onyok Velasco won the silver in the lightweight division; Onyok’s brother got the bronze medal in the same division at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games;

4. A lone Filipino swimmer, Teofilo Yldefonso  grabbed the bronze medal in the 200-m breaststroke held at the 1928 Amsterdam;

5. Prior to Velasco brothers successes, featherweight boxer, Anthony Villanueva won  the first of the two silvers during the 1964 Tokyo (Japan) Olympic Games; Cely Villanueva got the bronze in 1932 Los Angeles (USA); Leopoldo Serrantes got the bronze medal as well in 1988 Seoul (Korea);

6. In Athletics, two Filipino athletes got the bronze medals – Simeon Toribio in high jump 1932 (Los Angeles, USA), and Miguel White in the 400-meter hurdles in 1936 (Berlin, Germany);

7. In total, the Philippines got nine (9) medals  in athletics, swimming and boxing – 2 silvers and 7 bronze over its 20 times participation in the Olympic Games since 1924 Paris, except in 1980 Moscow Games; 

8. It is worth noting that there were three medals won by Filipino athletes in exhibition sports – Arianne Cerdena won the the gold medal in Bowling (Women) at the 1988 Seoul (Korea) Games, and Bea Lucero in Taekwondo (Featherweight division)  and Stephen Fernandez (Bantamweight) in 1992 Barcelona (Spain) Games; and

9. In 2106 Rio Summer Games, the Philippines has 13 athletes participating in 8 sporting events.

Unexpected Meet-up with Kris Aquino… (a repost from FB)

•August 3, 2016 • Leave a Comment
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Two days passed and I just remember that I met Kris. I am sure everyone is curious why Kris met me or vice-versa. It was an early morning and I was standing alone at the hotel lobby in Quezon City near ABS-CBN. I was not sure why I was alone and I just left my luggage at the hotel front desk. Out of a sudden, I saw Kris and without hesitation, I walked directly towards her. It was not a star-struck encounter but I was confident to greet her.
It was like an acquaintance but seems we know each other for a long time. Honestly, I have not met her before except that I watch The Buzz and her late night show with Boy Abunda. So after I introduced myself to her, then simply I got a response with her iconic smile of the “queen of media!” Surprisingly, it was really a simple interaction and she reacted to my presence with no fuss! “Walang taray effect!”

There were few people in the lobby and no overreaction from them as well while they watched us talking. By the way, she does not have any alalay. I dont know – very unusual…

I don’t know what made me decide to invite her for a snack near the hotel. It was fast that I asked her to join me for a bite! Surprisingly, she accepted my invitation and we proceeded to the resto just across the street.

We got a place.  We seated and she immediately browsed the menu. There were customers inside the resto and again it was a normal reaction from them. No one stood-up and approached her for a “selfie” taking. I allowed her to settle down while I talked to the waitress standing near our table.

To make the story short, we had our order and we chatted on non-showbiz things. It was like a meet-up with just a simple Kris! I even told her to have a walk afterwards.

We left the restaurant and proceeded to the hotel lobby. Suddenly, I felt numbness in my left shoulder and I thought that my “multi-disc desiccation” problem attacked again. I felt uneasiness when a wink of my eyes I could not find Kris! Suddenly, I could now feel the beat of my heart and I just realized that I was already home – inside my room with my four big pillows and sensing the warm air from the stand fan swaying quietly!

What a starry dream with Kris Aquino!

N.B. I forgot…while we were walking back to the hotel, I quickly asked her if she plans to run for any political position in the future elections. She just simply said…”It runs in the family…”

PBB 2016 Orientation for SUCs

•June 23, 2016 • Leave a Comment

In line with the implementation of the Philippine Results-Based Performance Management System (RBPMS) towards strengthening public accountability and ensuring the effective delivery o services to the Filipino people, the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Harmonization National Government Performance Monitoring, Information and Reporting Systems conducted a one-day orientation for the guidelines on the grant of the Performance-Based Bonus for Fiscal Year 2016 under Executive Order (EO) No.80 and EO No.201. The event was held on 23 June 2016 at Holiday Inn Hotel, Galleria, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

The participants from various SUCs have the opportunity to share their experiences in the implementation of PBB. In particular, they identified the positive changes and results that thru this incentive mechanism in the public sector, the tertiary institution is able to monitor the performance of the different departments/delivery units; increasing awareness on procurement process; and on-time reports submission as required by the overseeing national agencies like DBM, COA, PhilGEPS, and GPPB.

 

Philippine-Australian Alumni General Assembly and Outstanding Alumni Awards 2016

•June 18, 2016 • Leave a Comment

18 June 2016. SHANGRI-LA MAKATI, PHILIPPINES. It coincides with the celebration for the official declaration of the first 70 years of friendship between the Philippines and Australia, the Philippine Australian Alumni Association, Inc. (PA3i) holds its 2016 National General Assembly and Alumni Awards Night.

Senior Trade Commissioner will deliver a keynote speech, and an inspirational talk from the Counselor (Political and Public Affairs), Australian Embassy on Philippine and Australia: Partnership on Defence, Education in Mindanao Peace and Stability. This day will also launch the new Australia Global Alumni brand. It provides a platform for you to connect, engage, and share stories with other professionals.

The Alumni Awards night on the other hand, will acknowledge some of the accomplished alumni nationwide. This prestigious awards started in 2010.
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118th Year of Philippine Independence

•June 12, 2016 • Leave a Comment
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Photo: one of the islands in the country – Sibuyan Island, Province of Romblon where the majestic Mt  Guiting-Guiting is located…

Village to Raise A Child – (BRAVE) Tema, Ghana for Harvard Social Innovation Collaborative Project

•June 6, 2016 • Leave a Comment

To cast your vote, please click the link. One vote per day policy. Your vote will be validated by providing a legitimate email account upon voting. Confirmation of the vote will be sent thru that email account you provided.  https://www.wishpond.com/lp/1696760/entries/111998333

According to its official website, the Harvard College Social Innovation Collaborative (SIC)’s mission is to bring together Harvard undergraduates, graduate students and broader community members passionate about social innovation and its ability to create sustainable social change through mixed-profit models. In addition, SIC seeks to create a productive, open dialogue about social entrepreneurship, foster and incubate innovative ideas, and promote collaboration through discussion forums, partnerships with campus and local organizations, an Advisory Council composed of professors and professionals, and its annual Igniting Innovation Summit on Social Entrepreneurship.