Today, I receive all God’s love for me. Today, I open myself to the unbounded, limitless, overflowing abundance of God’s Universe. Today, I open myself to your Blessings, healing and miracles.Today, I open myself to God’s Word so that I become more like Jesus Everyday. Today, I proclaim that I’m God’s Beloved, I’m God’s Servant, I’m God’s powerful champion, And because I am blessed, I will bless the world, In Jesus Name, Amen.

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Rhian Ramos' Statement on Twitter



MO TWISTER LETTER DATED DECEMBER 10, 2011


Letter From Mo Twister
 
  Image courtesy of www.showbiz-portal.com

Letter of Mo Twister to Fashion Pulis

December 10, 2011
Dear Fashion Pulis,

I saw your post regarding Rhian Ramos' interview on 24 Oras. I was hoping I can write this to you in order to give my side regarding your online entry. I'm trying to put this past me and maybe this letter can help in doing that.

I’m hoping this is the last time I have to speak of this issue. After Rhian’s statement on 24 Oras, I would like to clear a few things with all of you. Everything I will say here is fact, easily proven. First, I did not harass Rhian. Our relationship ended in October when I broke up with her while we were riding in my van the day after my birthday. Since then, we have had several arguments regarding issues of infidelity during our relationship but I have not harassed her. Since our breakup, she has willingly come to my house on 2 occasions, met with my family and spent the night at the hospital with me at St. Luke’s a few weeks ago—all can be confirmed. The last time I saw her was the night in the hospital and since then I have not returned any of your calls or text messages, also easily proven by cell phone records and texts log. So please, I’d appreciate it if she would refrain from implying that I have been harassing her or, somewhat narcissistically, thinking I cannot go on without her. We, under their orders, have lied to the public about our relationship for so long but the several people who have knowledge of it can attest that we both do not harass each other. I am happily dating someone new, as Rhian is, and I have not reached out to contact her in any way since our breakup in October.

I DID NOT upload the video that spoke of what we went through. I am also appalled that she denied any knowledge of the existence of the video when she knows that I physically gave her a copy in front of your mother and lawyers in May and even before that, we watched it together. I have been trying my best to find out exactly how the video was uploaded and I appeal to the individual in possession of my personal files to not upload any further videos that we have made.

Regarding the “threat” to take away everything she loves away from her. A variety of undesirable remarks were thrown during our heated arguments, including references to my sick daughter and to her career. I despised how easily a decision to stop something for a career can be made and she specifically told me, “what I’ve worked for in the past 5 years is the MOST important thing in my life.” I then rebutted with, “it should not be the most important thing in your life, because it is just a job. As easily as a baby can be sacrificed, which was so important to me, a persons job can also be easily taken away even though it’s the most important thing in someone’s life.” That was the conversation. If I were so threatening in the past and so abusive, then there should have not been any reason that after our brief break-up in April, that we would have sustained a relationship until October.

Yes, I met her at 16, as colleagues in this industry. It does not imply that we had a romantic relationship. Prior to me, after 16, she had 2 “official” relationships with other actors in her network. I was not even close enough to her to be invited to her debut at 18, and we only became very close after her relationship prior to me.

Again, I’m sorry about the video. I am continuing to follow up on how it happened. But at the same time, I cannot and will not deny the facts in the video. I also will not insult the memory of our child by denying its existence. I tried making a stand for it then and I will make a stand for its memory now. In our time I have known of two of these instances and something has to be done to stop it. Her family is fully aware of this and I hope that one day, their drive for money and fame will take a backseat to what is most important (as Rhian says), which is family. The one you have now and the ones you were supposed to have. Rhian will always have a special place in my heart. As ugly as this ended, I will always love her and treasure every second we spent together because it was very real for me. I will regret some of the things we have done, some of thing we have said, but I will not regret the time we put in for each other. I appreciated all the nice things she has done for me and I have forgiven the times when it got out of hand. I cannot forgive her family’s stance on some of the issues we encountered. I did not appreciate the violent tweets from Rhian's father but I’m glad she told him to stop it. Her new boyfriend has done the same and I too am glad he has erased some of them. I have successfully not contacted Rhian for the past few months and our relationship is something I’ve moved on from. I admit I struggle, as she was always aware, with the loss of our child. I expect that to last for a very long time.

I hope the best for Rhian’s career. I’m glad she has a supportive network to back her and the executives there have always been favorable to her so I assume she will get over this. To be honest, the only time I have been insulted throughout this recent ordeal was when I believe Atty. Gozon said in an interview that I am out to ruin Rhian’s career. And that this is all “ungentlemanly.” As a parent, if that happens to him (knock on wood), I assume he wont take it lightly and that career should not be the focus of any his statements—as ungentlemanly as that may sound. I’m sorry to the people we have let down. I have been seeking therapy for the past year to help get over the loss and be a better person. My decision to leave temporarily was decided long ago. I have lost myself in the wilderness of this industry, maybe in taking a break, I can find myself once more.

Again, this is the last time I'd like to share about this. For those who are sick of it, I understand. I am too. But when lie after denial after hypocrisy gets to pile up, frustration and the need to set it straight feels in order. I don't have a manager or network machinery to concoct statements for me. So I hope this is the last of it. Thank you for reading my letter.

Sincerely,
Mo Twister


MO TWISTER ANSWERED RHIAN RAMOS' INTERVIEW WITH PIA GUANIO


MO TWISTER answered RHIAN RAMOS' Interview with Pia Guanio.

The latest news on Mo Twister came from New York City in the form of a letter addressed to PEP, where he refuted the "harassment" and "threats" claims of Rhian Ramos's camp.

"If I were so threatening in the past and so abusive, then there should have not been any reason that after our brief break-up in April, that we would have sustained a relationship until October."

"I DID NOT upload the video that spoke of the abortion we went through."

"I am also appalled that she denied any knowledge of the existence of the video when she knows that I physically gave her a copy in front of your mother and lawyers in May and even before that, we watched it together."

"To be honest, the only time I have been insulted throughout this recent ordeal was when I believe Atty. Gozon said in an interview that I am out to ruin Rhian's career.

"And that this is all 'ungentlemanly.'

"Perhaps he hasn't lost innocent children. As a parent, if that happens to him (knock on wood), I assume he won't take it lightly and that career should not be the focus of any his statements—as ungentlemanly as that may sound."
-source PEP

souce gmanews


SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE RENATO CORONA IMPEACHED


Today, Monday, December 12, 2011 members of the majority coalition at the House of Representatives formally impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas Jr., chairperson of the House justice panel which prepared the case, said a total of 188 members of the majority signed the complaint during a caucus earlier this afternoon. 

The figure is more than the required number for the case to be transmitted directly to the Senate.

Under House rules, an impeachment complaint has to be approved by one-third of all House members in this case, 95 lawmakers for it to be able to be transmitted straight to the Senate for trial. 


In a matter of hours, 188 of 284 congressmen signed the verified complaint against Corona, which allows it to be transmitted directly to the Senate without undergoing House committee deliberations.

The ruling party’s move came a few hours after Corona, at a flag ceremony at the Supreme Court,
bared an alleged plan to oust him from office by any means fair or foul.  SC Chief Justice Renato Corona however, said he will not leave his post. 

The grounds of the impeachment case versus Corona are:


1.) Betrayal of public trust due to subservience to Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo during her presidency, from the time of his appointment as Supreme Court justice to his midnight appointment as Chief Justice.  Examples are his partiality in the Megapacific contract decision, Fernando Poe Jr. case, the Lambino versus Comelec case (people’s initiative), David vs. Arroyo and Neri vs. Senate (executive privilege.)


2.) Culpable violation of the Constitution for non-disclosure of the statement of assets, liabilities and net worth.


3.) Alleged graft and corruption. Refusal to account for judicial development funds, special allowances and other court collections.

Video from GMA7


CHIC-BOY TO BULATE SCANDAL "COMPETITOR IS DESPERATE"












I saw this on facebook @ Sigrid Andrea Bernardo's FB account.
A Break-Up letter from an Upset customer
Taken on November 21, 2011 (3:54-4:00pm) at Chic-Boy Timog

Dearest ChickBoy,

I've been a biggest fan of you. I love your chicks, I love your boys. I love your chicken and i love your baboys, I even love your nilasing na hipon and your sinigang sa miso na salmon. I chose to have an affair with you because you seemed to have a cool place plus the staff seems to be nice and definitely you've got good food! You were my trophy then. I tried to brag you around my friends.I can see how they envy me whenever i am with you. Pero ngayon ko lang nakilala ang totoong CHICKBOY. Kung sino ka, at kung pano mo ko tratuhin. Dalawang linggo na ang nakakalaipas mula ng pinakain mo ako ng ginisang kangkong na may pagka-laki laking bulate o caterpilar o kung ano man yun.

Gusto ko lang ipaalala sayo kung ano ang mga pangyayari nun, nung hindi mo ko hinarap. Matapos kong umorder pati ang kasama ko ng dalawang lechong liempo,isang regular ice tea, at isang botomless,pati na ang bago niyong labas na salmon sashimi at siyempre pa,hindi mawawala ang pagkasarap sarap na ginisang kangkong. Ang total bill namin ay 358php...Sa pagkakaalam ko yung lang ang inorder ko at hindi kasama ang bulate.

Nagyon habang ngasab ako ng ngasab sa aming kinakain, napansin ng kasama ko na oily yung kangkong. sabi ko "Masarap nga yun, oily". nung tinikman ko, ok naman, para lang may petroleum gelly ka lang na kinakain with kangkong, pero ok lang. kumain pa rin kami, may natira pang konti sa kangkong sabi ko ako nalang uubos sayang. Tapos Bigla nalang may sumulpot na mahaba at mataba na nilalang sa kangkong. sabi ko "Ano to?", sabi ng kasama ko "Ay, baka talong". Natawa pa ko, sabi ko "Ang galing may libreng talong!" Sinubukan kong hiwain ito sa pamamagitan ng tinidor, pero ang kunat nito. hanggang sa itinihaya ko ito. At sa pagtihaya ng nilalang, tumambad sa akin ang kanyang mga paa at pati ang mukha nito na parang nagsasabing " Alam mo this time pwede kang magreklamo, tutal nasipsip mo na buong pagka bulate ko, at isa pa obvious naman na ang laki ko".

Alam mo Chickboy hindi naman ako mahirap ka relasyon, sa totoo lang hindi ko alam kung malas lang ako sa mga ganitong bagay, kasi dati sa ibang kainan, may ipis na maliit na kasama sa pagkain ko, langaw, uod na maliit.. Pero ito naman, sobra naman sa laki na imposibleng hindi mo makita! So, siyempre sa hitsura pa lang siguro naman ok lang na mag complain ako no? pati nga mga waiters niyo nagulat sa sobrang laki, yung iba nga kinuhaan pa ng picture. Tapos yung supervisor niyong hindi ko itatago ang pangalan na si Glaiza, namutla talaga, tumawag kagad sa Management. halos ayaw na kong harapin. ang sabi lang niya sa akin. "Mam, paltan nalang ho namin yung kangkong" what??? Sa tingin mo ba kakain pa ko ng mga pagkain niyo pagkatapos ng lahat? na nasipsip ko na ang buong pagkabulate ng nilalang sa kangkong ko?. Kumalma naman ako, pero yun pa rin ang sinabi ko. sabi niya "Ma'm ano ho bang gusto niyo?".

Strike 2!
siyempre sinagot ko "Ang gusto kong malaman kung bakit may malaking bulate sa kangkong ko at hindi niyo nakita!". Lalong namutla yung Glaiza at sabi "Mam babayaran nalang po namin lahat ng kinain niyo". Mainit pa ang ulo ko, pero tumango nalang ako. Pero binawi ko rin ito after awhile, mga limang minuto, kasi gusto ko nalang i take out ang kangkong na may bulate. Malapit ko na sanang palampasin ng dumating ang magiting niyong head waiter na di ko na alam ang pangalan.

Sabi ko kasi kay Glaiza, i take out ko yung kangkong na may bulate.E ayun na nga, etong si head waiter sumabat na ang sabi "Mam, wait lang ho, kasi nirereview ho pa namin yung sa cameras, kasi may mga naka-install na cameras dito eh"

Strike 3!
Ah ganon, hindi ako tanga, at alam ko kung ano ang gusto mong sabihin pwes inunahan ko na. sabi ko "Mabuti pa i review niyo ng malaman niyo kung sino naglagay ng malaking bulate sa kangkong ko! at makita niyo rin kung gaano ako sumuka pagkakain ko ng kangkong niyo!, akin na, akin na ang tinake out kong kangkong na may bulate!" aba strike 4 humirit pa ang waiter na ito at sinabing "Naku, mam pag ho binayaran na kayo hindi niyo na ho makukuha yung kangkong."


Strike 4!
Aba, ako pa pala ang mukang pera. eto ang sabi ko "Kuya, di ka ba nakikinig? sinabi ko na kanina pa kay Glaiza, na di na ko magpapabayad ng kinain namin ang gusto ko lang yung kangkong na may bulate! ngayon, ibigay mo sa akin yung kangkong ko kasi binayaran ko yon!kaya akin na ang kangkong na may bulate!" hindi na nakaimik pa si kuya at ang lahat. edi nataranta kayo ngayon. May meeting ako nung hapon ding iyo at kailangan ko ng umalis. Sabi ko" Excuse me, may meeting pa ako babalik ako mamayang gabi, at mamayang gabi ibigay niyo na sa akin ang kangkong na may bulate at ipakausap niyo nalang sa akin may ari nito para hindi na kayo ma mroblema" . Sa totoo lang naawa pa ko, dahil mga tauhan lang sila at hindi nila alam kung anong gagawin sa mga ganitong sitwasyon.

So bumalik nga ko kinagabihan.. Pinaharap niyo sa akin yung isa niyo pang supervisor o pang gabi, sabi niya tinapon na raw yung kangkong na may bulate, pero tinawag ko yung Glaiza. Sabi niya "Ay mam hindi pa ho namin tinatapon", ano ba yan sobrang halatang nagsisinungaling kayong dalawa.. So si supervisor or manager na pang gabi, inexplain sa akin kung ano ang proseso niyo ng pagluluto ng kangkong. Sabi ko, nasa proseso ba ng pagluluto ang paghuhugas ng gulay?. You're not getting my point. Since wala kayong maisagot, nilagay niyo ko sa isang tabi tapos bumalik kayo kasa ang isang food checker at dalawang pulis.

Akala ko yung pulis, yung kami ang nagpadala, since na reklamo na namin sa kamias station na wala rin naman palang nagawa. Ngayon, ang akala ng mga pulis na ito masisindak niyo ko, well well well nagkamali ka..dahil sa pagkakataong ito ako ang tama at ako ang complainant! at sasabihin pa sa akin ng mga pulis na ito na, ang mali ng isa ay hindi mali ng lahat…ang point dito may sinabi ba akong ganun? ang point dito bakit may bulate sa kangkong ko! tapos hihiritan pa ako, na may food checker kayo, na one year na kayong operational. Tinanong ko siya kung siya ang manager, hindi ko na hinintay kung tumango man siya o hindi. sabi ko

" Pwes ang pangit ng management niyo! Alam niyo, kung kayo takang taka kung bakit may bulate sa kangkong ko, mas lalo na ako!Dahil NASIPSIP KO LANG NAMAN ANG BUONG PAGKABULATE NIYA. Ngayon, kung iniisip niyo na ako ang naglagay ng nilalang diyan, sana man lang hindi ko ginisa sa kakainin kong kangkong at lasap na lasap ko ang laman ng bulateng yan! ngayon, kung ayaw ibigay sa akin ang kangkong kong may bulate, kumuha kayo ng limang bulate at sipsipin niyo sa harap ko ok na ko! hindi niyo na kailangang kainin yung balat tutal yung laman lang naman nakain ko!" Ayun, natahimik kayo..nag alisan na sila,medyo natawa pa nga sa monologue ko. Tapos in the end after more than 30 min of waiting. nag reklamo na ako at kailangan kong umalis. Yung mga pulis, niyaya ako sa loob ng room. Pumunta naman ako at sinundan ako ng kasama ko.

At tong mga pulis nato ang unang tanong.."Ano ho ba ang gusto niyo?" pwes sinagot ko siya " kuya, paulit ulit? pa-ulit ulit? ikaw ang sumagot ng tanong mo! ang gusto ko yung kangkong na may bulate"! tapos natahimik siya, sinabi niya na mam, kasi medyo napataas ang boses niyo dun sa labas.

Nilaksan ko ang boses ko na pang main theater ng ccp..sabi ko," Ako pa ngayon ang may kasalanan!ako na nga nakakain ng bulateng pagkalakilaki! at isa pa, una sa lahat, bakit niyo kasi ako nilagay sa gitna ng mga customers niyo? at isa pa, bakit ikaw ang kausap ko? part owner ka ba ng chickboy?"ayun natahimik ang pulis patola.. sabi ng kasama ko. "bakit ba kampi kayo sa kanila eh kami ang complainant! at isa pa kaya gusto namin kunin yung kangkong na may bulate kasi gusto namin kayo ireklamo sa BFAD. bigyan lang ng leksiyon."

Sabi ko."alam niyo, kung kayo nag SORRY nalang hindi na siguro nangyari yung ganito!" papano, ang yayabang pa, napaka defensive kagad. hindi aminin ang mali! sabi ng pulis.."mam, di pa ho ba sila nagsorry?" sabi ko "hinde!!!inexplain niyo lang naman sa akin ang tungkol sa pagnenegosyo, kung papano dinedeliver ang mga gulay niyo at kung papano niyo pinapatakbo ang chickboy!!!"….

Anyway, bago pa makagawa ako ng gulo, pinakalma na ko ng kasama ko at aalis nalang kami…gusto ko lang sabihin sa'yo CHICKBOY na wag niyo kong lekturan sa pagnenegosyo mag seminar muna kayo ng TUNGKOL SA SANITATION, HOW TO DEAL WITH CUSTOMERS, AND HOW TO BE HUMBLE! At sa tingin ko dapat rin kayo manood ng mga bagong episodes sa KNOWLEDGE CHANNEL UPANG MALAMAN NIYO KUNG PAPANO ANG TAMANG PAGNENEGOSYO AT MALAMAN ANG "BATUKTALI" sa pagnenegosyo! 10 episodes yun. Panoorin niyo LAHAT!

At ngayong pasko lalo na't maraming pamilya ang mag bonding sa labas at definitely kakain, sana Maging maiingat kayo sa mg pagkaing sineserve niyo. At kung mangyari muli yun, isipin niyo ang kung kayo ang nasa posisyon ng customer. Minsan naiisip ko, nung sa karinderya ako kumakain, wala pa akong na experience na ganito. Kung kelan sa mga mas mahal at mas established pa na restaurant, dun pa pumapalya!

At para sa yo CHICKBOY I'm ending this relationship! Gaya ni KC and Piolo, Ni Rhian at ni Mo twister I'm ending this relationship with a bang! Full of controversy. Goodbye CHICKBOY may you rest in peace just like the poor HUMONGOUS CATERPILLAR WHICH COULD'VE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL MARIPOSA, ONLY IF I HADN'T EATEN IT.

P.S. BTW, sent you some pics as a souvenier!!! Enjoy!!

Not yours anymore,
The Customer who ate Kangkong with BULATE

Reply from Chic-Boy's Facebook

THE COMPETITOR IS DESPERATE!!!
There are rumors going around Facebook that a caterpillar (or "bulate" as they call it) was found in our Ginisang Kangkong sa Bawang. If you are familiar with Chic-Boys ginisang kangkong sa bawang, our kangkong is cut into bits. HOW COME IN THE PHOTO THEY POSTED, THE CATERPILLAR IS WHOLE?

We are not surprised with this demolition job. We have only been in the market for a year and a half and we have grown to 64 opened stores and 48 under construction. Do you think the competition will just take us sitting down?

We are entrepreneurs who has good business ethics. We will build our name and business by giving our best to our customers and not destroy the name of our competitor for our gain. You be the judge!!!!


Pepsi HIV Hoax Goes Viral, Pepsi Denies Rumors


Pepsi HIV hoax are currently circulating through SMS, email and social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

The hoax message warns people from drinking Pepsi Cola and other Pepsi products as it could be contaminated with HIV (Human immunodeficiency virus).

One text message, which believed to have originated from India, is a very obvious hoax. It says:
 

Important message….for d next few days, do not drink any product from pepsi company like pepsi, tropicana juice, slice, 7up , coca cola, etc,,as a worker from the company has added his blood contaminated with HIV. watch NDtv …please 4ward this 2 every 1 u care about…..please spread!


What gave it away was that Coca-Cola is not a product of Pepsi but a rival brand. 

photo from sweet black blogspot

Another hoax message from Facebook warns people not to drink Pepsi products as an HIV positive “factory worker” was said to put his blood in some of the bottles.

PepsiCo’s marketing vice-president Hemalatha Ragavan said the Pepsi HIV rumor is not true. She urged people not to believe such claims because Pepsi products were produced according to the “strictest safety standards.”

“This SMS started circulating in India in July and even there, no one believed it,” she said on Friday.

“It is scientifically proven that HIV cannot be transmitted via food or drinks anyway,” she added.

PepsiCo also announced on its website that there’s no truth to the story that Pepsi bottles and Tropicana packs were contaminated with HIV infected blood. They consider the viral message “an attempt to malign the company’s reputation.”


Vic Sotto's safe answers to Rumored Relationship with Pauleen Luna


Vic Sotto delivered “safe answers” when the entertainment press asked him questions about his rumored relationship with Eat Bulaga‘s youngest female co-host, Pauleen Luna.
The rumor about Vic Sotto and Pauleen Luna being an item has erupted via the column of entertainment writer Ricky Lo last Wednesday.

Lo said in his column that a “reliable source” has witnessed a “very subtle sweetness” between the veteran host/comedian and his Eat Bulaga! co-host.

During the press conference for the Metro Manila Film Festival entry “Enteng ng Ina Mo” by MZet, Octoarts, APT Entertainment and Star Cinema last December 8 at the Dolphy Theater, Vic Sotto, 57, was asked the inevitable question about his rumored relationship with Pauleen Luna, 23. 

Here’s a transcript of the interview by the entertainment press to Vic Sotto:

Q: Ano ang plano mo ngayong pasko?
Vic: “Ganoon pa rin. Kung ano ang plano ko last year, hindi naman nagbabago yun, e.”
Q: May nagpapainit ba ng Pasko mo ngayon?
Vic: “Palaging mainit din ang Pasko ko. Tuwing Pasko, natatanong din ako niyan!
Q: Mas masaya ba ang Pasko mo ngayon?
Vic: “Palaging masaya ang Pasko.”
Q: May inspirasyon ka ba ngayon?
Vic: “Palagi akong may inspirasyon. Marami akong inspirasyon.”
Q: May lovelife ka ba ngayon?
Vic: “Palagi akong may lovelife.”
Q: Totoo bang nag-de-date raw kayo ng co-host mo sa Eat Bulaga! na si Pauleen Luna?
Vic: “Si Pauleen Luna has a very important cameo role in this movie-Enteng Ng Ina Mo. That’s it. That’s all there is to it. In other words, sa Tagalog, hanggang doon na lang ang masasabi ko dahil mas marami kayong nasasabi kesa sa akin.”


ADIDAS 50% SALE @UP DILIMAN December 12 to 16, 2011



Details
  • The Adidas Brand Sale is from December 12 to 16, 2011.
  • Update: It's 50% OFF ON ALL ITEMS!
  • Sale Hours: 8:00am t 5:00pm.
  • For inquiries, please contact 0915-2800238 or 0926-2326931.
  • Some of the items on sale will be posted on their facebook fan page. Click here.

Location
  • Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman, Quezon City
  • Ride LRT 2, Get off at Katipunan, Ride a Katipunan-UP Jeep and Tell the Manong to drop you off at Balay Kalinaw.


STARBUCKS 14TH BIRTHDAY TREAT FROM DECEMBER 13-15, 2011




Details

  • Get your limited edition Starbucks Planner with only 14 stickers.
  • The Anniversary Treat will run from December 13 (6:00am) up to December 15 (end of day, midnight), 2011.
  • There will be no required number of promotional beverage purchases.
  • Combination of up to two (2) promo cards is still allowed.
  • Stickers in excess of 14 stickers upon redemption will be forfeited.

About The Brand
December 4, 1997, the Philippines had its first taste of the Starbucks Experience with its very first branch at the 6750 Ayala Building in Makati City. Starbucks has since won the hearts of the Filipinos.


The opening of the 6750 Ayala store marked an important milestone in our history – the Philippines became the third market to open outside North America. The tradition of warm hospitality, constant need for connection, and love for coffee – these are the qualities that make Starbucks Coffee and the Filipino people a great culture fit.


The 2012 planners echo Starbucks' Shared Planet theme and are made from 70% recycled paper. The planner covers are made from wood and come in five colors: poplar, bamboo, cherry, spruce, and oak. They also come in a burlap-cloth pouch with a bookmark and nine coupons redeemable at all Starbucks Coffee branches.


BEWARE OF MONSTER YAYA by Mr. Ryan Canlas




This morning, I had a conversation with my lady friend about her daughter who happens to be my godchild. Just recently, one of her two nannies reported that her 2 years old daughter was being physically abused by the other in a way as what we normally see on TV. Well, she cited some examples. Since the child was quite hard to feed, the nanny would force a spoon to her mouth to push the food in. She would then shake the spoon upward and sideways while inside the child’s mouth as a warning or a punishment perhaps.


Often, the poor kid would cry or throw-up and food would fall on the floor as a result of the pain. She would then force the child to eat whatever has been thrown-up. Afterwards, she would then drag her along through her hair to the restroom and clean her up by submerging her face to the toilet bowl first. At times when the kid would helplessly urinate on the floor, the said nanny would use the wet underwear to wipe the urine on the floor and forcefully rub the cloth to the poor baby’s face as a punishment. There was an instance as well where she intentionally let the kid burn her fingers with a flat iron.


On several times, the kid was seen with broken lips and some bruises but the nanny blames it to the child’s playfulness though the injuries were inflicted from strong blows and punches. To avoid being questioned, she would create stories to hide her wrongdoings or hurt the kid in ways where it will be hard to spot bruises or marks like pulling her hair or knocking and punching her head. The child was way too young to report to her parents and the nanny was said to have been teaching the kid what to say.


The other nanny who has been witnessing the said abuses remains silent but she could not bear it anymore. The kid recently sustained an open cut to her lips due to physical abuses so the other nanny decided to tell the parents what is happening. When confronted, the nanny admitted to her wrongdoings. The couple then immediately asked the abusive nanny to leave and reported the incident to the nearest police station. They could have had her arrested but because the parents were shocked too, their decisions and actions came fast as well. It was indeed a disturbing story and I could only imagine how traumatic it has been for the parents especially for my godchild.



My friend and her husband are now preparing to file a formal complaint with the PNP and since the culprit is at large, I am sending this message as a warning. The abusive nanny was said to have been befriending security guards same as the notorious Poison Ivy. In her tenure with my friend, she was reported to have been seen taking in a security guard inside the house and there they would do intimate acts right in the presence of the child. Thus, the parents now know why the child knows how to say “lips to lips” and “dede” at a very young age. This lady has the habit as well of taking co-nannies and other house-helpers inside while the couples are away. She would let them eat and hang-out which in itself is already an abuse.


Same as what I told my friend after our discussion, you have to check your kids always upon arriving home from work – from head to toes! Although I am sure that she does that every day, some things are quite hard to see so you need to also communicate always with your children with regards to how they are being treated when you are not around. If they are too young to report to you, equip your place with cheap yet effective surveillance camera if you can afford it especially if you are leaving your kids at home alone with nannies that you don’t know much about. People are very much different these days. It’s really hard to find someone whom you can trust and it’s even harder to keep them. You also have to make sure to screen the people you hire especially if they are to take care of your loved ones!


This abusive nanny whose name is Vanessa Somido Sebastian or Vanessa Sebastian from Gatchitorena, Camarines Sur in Bicol will find her own karma one way or another. So again.. Beware of Monster Yaya! - Source Mr. Ryan Canlas


BEWARE OF MONSTER MAID



Poison Ivy
For those of you who don't know the housemaid tagged as "The Poison Ivy", Anamie Livrando escaped from Correctional Institution for Women (CIW) in Muntinlupa City by scaling the perimeter wall for the second time on November 19, 2011. 
 
The suspect, who posed as a housemaid, is responsible for poisoning and robbing 10 Chinese Filipino families. 
 
Her modus is to pose as a housemaid looking for a job. Once hired, she would feed household members with food laced with poisonous substances, then rob her employers of cash and valuables. 
 
At times, when the suspect cannot find a suitable employer, she will befriend security guards and beg them to recommend her to people looking for a housemaid.

Source:Phil Star


1 PESO COMMEMORATIVE COINS WILL BE RELEASED SOON!



Ten million worth of the new one-peso coin will be issued this month to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of the Philippines national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal last June 19, 2011.

The Office of the President and the BSP Monetary Board approved the issuance of the commemorative coin as legal tender.   

The coin is of the same size and weight as the one-peso coin now in circulation which is 24 millimeters in diameter at 5.35 grams.  

On the face of the grayish, nickel-plated coin is the portrait of Jose Rizal, with the words 150 years, Republika ng Pilipinas, and the years 1861-2011 etched on it.

The reverse side carries the new BSP seal, 1-piso and 2011.


BENCH WAREHOUSE SALE DECEMBER 17, 2011



Details
  • The Bench Annual Warehouse Sale is on December 17, 2011.
  • Sale Hours: 9:00am until 6:00pm.

Location
  • Richgold Warehouse, Manalac Avenue, Bagong Tanyag, Taguig City
  • Directions: Take SLEX then exit at Bicutan. Turn left and take the East Service road. Turn left at MaƱalac Avenue.



Bob Ong Quotes




1. “Ang tenga kapag pinagdikit korteng puso… Extension ng puso ang tenga, kaya kapag marunong kang makinig, marunong kang magmahal…”
2. “Gamitin ang puso para alagaan ang taong malapit sayo. Gamitin ang utak para alagaan ang sarili mo.”
3. “Hindi lungkot o takot ang mahirap sa pag-iisa kundi ang pagtanggap na sa bilyon-bilyong tao sa mundo, wala man lang nakipaglaban upang makasama ka.”
4.  ”Nakabalik ako sa lugar, pero hindi ko naibalik ang panahon.”
5. ”Huwag mong maliitin ang kakayahan mong tsumamba”
6. “Obligasyon kong maglayag, karapatan kong pumunta sa kung saan ko gusto, responsibilidad ko ang buhay ko.”
7. “Nalaman kong habang lumalaki ka, maraming beses kang madadapa. Bumangon ka man ulit o hindi, magpapatuloy ang buhay, iikot ang mundo, at mauubos ang oras.”
8. “Wala namang masama sa pangingibang-bayan. Walang masama kung gusto mong lisanin ang barkong sa tingin mo’y papalubog na. Basta’t wag mo lang hahagisan ng anumang pabigat ang barko habang pinagsusumikapan itong isalba ng ibang tao.”
9. “Lahat naman ng tao sumeseryoso pagtinamaan ng pagmamahal. Yun nga lang, hindi lahat matibay para sa temptasyon.”
10. “Merong matigas.. merong malambot.. merong tuwid..merong kulot.. merong buo..merong durog.. at merong mga taong hindi basta basta lumulubog!”
11. “Walang taong manhid. Hindi niya lang talaga maintindihan kung ano ang gusto mong iparating dahil ayaw mo siyang diretsuhin.”
12. “Pakawalan mo yung mga bagay na nakakasakit sayo kahit pinasasaya ka nito. Wag mong hintayin yung araw na sakit nalang ang nararamdaman mo at iniwan ka na ng kasiyahan mo.”
13. “Kapag pinag-aagawan ka malamang maganda o gwapo ka. Sumama ka sa mabuti, hindi sa mabait. Sa marunong hindi sa matalino. Sa mahal ka, hindi sa gusto ka.”
14. “Naniniwala ako sa isang prinsipyo sa psychology na nagsasabing para makuha mo ang gusto mo, kailangan nkatatak ito sa isip mo ng buong-buo. VISUALIZED..“
15. “Hindi naman lagi iiyak ang mundo para lang sa isang tao.”
16. “Ano namang mapapala mo kakaisip sa nakaraan at sa mga pwede pang mangyari? wala knaman sigurong super powers para maibalik ang nakalipas na. Dapat matuto kang pahalagahan ang mga nangyayari sayo sa kasalukuyan. Isipin mo yung ngayon. I-enjoy mo lang ang buhay. Wag kang emo. Hindi ka talaga magiging masaya kung di mo tutulungan ang sarili mo. Natural lang na makaramdam ng lungkot paminsan-minsan pero ang pagiging miserable? Wag kang hibang choice mo yan.”
17. ”Tatlong uri ng mamamayan: Ang mahihirap, ang mas mahihirap at ang mga makapangyarihang oportunistang maylikha sa dalawa.”
18. “Mahirap magpatupad ng batas, pero madali maghanap ng violations kapag oras na ng sisihan.”
19. “Kung hindi mo alam kung sino ka, paano mo maipagmamalaki ang sarili mo?”
20. “Hindi ba malaking pagkakamali ng maraming eskwelahan na gawing 0 to 10% lang ang ‘character’ sa computation ng grades gayong Character ang humuhulma sa tao, pamilya, bansa, mundo at kasaysayan?”
21. “Nalaman kong maswerte ako dahil pinaglaro at pinag-aral ako ng mga magulang ko nung bata pa ako. Hindi pala lahat ng bata e dumadaan sa kamusmusan.”
22. ”Kumain ka na ng siopao na may palamang pusa o maglakad sa bubog nang nakayapak, pero wag na wag kang susubok mag-drugs. Kung hindi mo kayang umiwas, humingi ka ng tulong sa mga magulang mo dahil alam nila kung saan ang mga murang supplier at hindi ka nila iisahan.”
23. “Nalaman kong mali ang laging mamigay ng pad paper sa mga kaklaseng linta na hindi bumibili ng paper kahit may pambili.”
24. “Paano ko sila pasasalamatan kung ngayon ko lang naintindihan ang mga itinuro nila?”
24. “Minsan kailangan mong maging malakas, para amining mahina ka.”
25. “Kung ako ay isang walang kwentang manunulat, english ang isusulat ko, para kahit anu anu ang sabihin ko hindi na nila mahahalata.. Kaya nga ako nagsulat sa tagalog para maintindihan ng mambabasa ang lahat ng sinasabi ko.”
26. “Kahit saang anggulo tingnan, mahirap yatang lunuking ang katwirang “eh ano kung mabaho tayo, may mas mabaho pa naman sa atin ah!”
27. “Ano ang talino kung walang disiplina?”
28. “Kulang ba tayo sa pagmamalaki? Ito ba ang dahilan kaya pinalitan ng Philipine Eagle ang maya bilang pambansang ibon? May mali nga ba sa mga simbolo ng ating kasarinlan at idelohiya?”
29. “Kung kabayo gagawa ng libro mahirap maging palaging politically correct para sa mga damo.”
30. “Pare, isa kang totoong tao at walang halong kasinungalingan, In English, Fact you pare!.. Totoo ka talaga, in English, fact you!.


Brian Viloria crashes Giovani Segura


Brian Viloria retained his World Boxing Organization flyweight crown after stopping Giovani Segura via technical knockout just 29 seconds into the eighth round earlier today, Sunday, December 11, 2011 at the Ynares Sports Center in Pasig City. 



Brian Viloria found a deadly weapon in his left hook. A crushing left hook from Viloria landed on Segura’s severely swollen right temple, causing the Mexican to careen out of control and the referee had to stop the fight.

It was the fourth straight triumph of Viloria, who remained in tip-top shape after a six-month break, as he upped his record to 29-3-0 with 17 knockouts.

The 31-year-old Fil-American shook off opening-round jitters as he controlled the 29-year-old Mexican from the second round with his vicious left hooks and solid shots to the body.

Viloria continued to dominate and in the seventh round, a stoppage was inevitable as the Hawaiian Punch pounced on a lump in Segura’s temple that swelled up to his forehead in a gruesome sight.

Viloria, though, had his fair share of bruises as he suffered a cut in his left eye in the earlier round.

Segura, who skipped the post-game presses after he was rushed to the hospital shortly after the fight, claimed his second loss with 28 wins, 24 knockouts, and a draw.                                                                                                Source: Inquirer 

                                                                                                                                                    PHOTO BY AUGUST DELA CRUZ


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