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Monday, August 20, 2012



Picture of debris found roughly 200 ft 2.5 km from shore 

4-man navy tech divers just returned. Confirm debris field in same area as Matt + 30 feet. Glass pieces of cockpit.

Pictures and info from Mar Roxas

Sunday, August 19, 2012

JESSE ROBREDO: Well loved by Bicolanos

JESSE ROBREDO: Well loved by Bicolanos.

He was a good man. One of the FEW GOOD MEN in the Aquino government today.  He was very honorable.

Our family knows him personally. When he was still the Mayor of Naga City, I often bumped into him in puruntong shorts and slippers in one of the stores we mutually frequent way back then in Naga City  He is so low profile, often walking alone without any bodyguards in the streets of Naga City.

He was very friendly to everyone, even to those he hardly knows. He was very approachable and he responded to queries may it be in person or in FB when he was still the mayor.
He was a dedicated family man.  I remember him carrying his daughter during one of his walks in the city street.
He is a loving father to his three daughters:

  1. Aika
  2. Trish
  3. Jillian

He was a loyal husband to Attorney Leni Gerona-Robredo.
The Honorable Jesse Robredo belongs to a well-off family in Naga but he remained humble.
Father and daughter. Hon. Jess Robredo with daughter Aika Robredo.
Trish, Aika and Jillian Robredo

Hon. Jesse Robredo with other "voyadores" during last year's Penafrancia Fiesta
"Voyadores" is an altered form of the Spanish word vogadores, which means seafarers. Loosely, "voya" means "to transport something to another place." So, the "voyadores" transport something to another place.

During Penafrancia Fiesta, voyadores are male devotees who serve as secondary layer of human cordon during the procession, wherein the image is paraded along the major city streets and then into the Naga River for the fluvial parade. The image of Ina (Mother), the Our Lady of Penafrancia, is transferred to a pagoda or vessel pulled by boats paddled by voyadores.

Hon. Jesse Robredo with wife attorney Leni Gerona-Robredo and daughter Aika in Malaysia.
Hon. Jesse Robredo with wife attorney Leni Gerona-Robredo at the Great Wall of China.

JESSE ROBREDO update: Robredo plane’s Wing Portion

JESSE ROBREDO update: Robredo plane’s Wing Portion

“Debris – appears to be (the) right wing. Numbers are part of aircraft designation RPC-4431,” Roxas posted on twitter.

Recovered so far are the following:
  • Right Wing portion of the Piper Seneca plane, 
  • Flight plan
  • Flight manifest
  • Fuel tank of the plane
Members of the search and rescue teams have yet to recover other parts of the ill-fated aircraft.

Super Junior’s Donghae and Siwon

Super Junior 이동해’s Donghae and Siwon posted a picture on Twitter during their  ‘Bench’ show in the Philippines last August 15, 2012.

The event was attended by 25,000 fans in Trinoma.
필리핀 Bench 광고 팬미팅에 와주셨던 2만명 ELF 감사합니다 !!^^ 오랜만에 봤는데 더 이뻐졌던데요 ^^ I  so much !! With 시원

Photos from Donghae's twitter posts.

JESSE ROBREDO update: Robredo plane’s flight plan, manifest found

Robredo plane’s flight plan, manifest found.
A diver taking part in the search and rescue operations for the small plane of Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo that crashed off Masbate Saturday has found the aircraft’s flight plan.

Aside from the flight plan, the flight manifest with the names of the passengers on board the downed Piper Seneca 
was recovered floating in the water about 750 meters from the shore at 4:30 p.m. August 19, 2012. Listed on the flight manifest are the following names:
  1.  Jesse Robredo 
  2.  Jun Abrazado 
  3.  Jessup Bahinting (P.I. C)
  4.  Kshitiz Chand ( Nepal)
I captured the photo above from Mar Roxas' Twitter post today, Sunday, August 19, 2012. He post the following description:

1630 update: Diver who found flt pln confirms it was at 150 ft alongside “tracks” on sea bed along N-S heading.

Krispy Kreme Coffee Passport 75th Birthday Blowout

The Coffee Passport: Another Krispy Kreme Birthday Treat Brewing Your Way

For a world-famous doughnut and coffee brand that’s all about the gift of sharing, Krispy Kreme furthers its 75th birthday blowout with another treat in store for everyone.

Starting August 17, Krispy Kreme will be providing perks for those who delight in its Signature Coffee and wide variety of espresso-based drinks crafted just the way they like it—whether rich and bold, topped with thick foamed milk, or drizzled with syrup—as the Coffee Passport makes a comeback.

The Coffee Passport, granted to each Krispy Kreme aficionado upon purchase of a medium or large cup of Signature Coffee or espresso, gives everyone a chance to get free treats from Krispy Kreme.

All a customer has to do is to collect stamps to fill it: one cup of Signature Coffee or espresso for one stamp, and a Brew Box or a Brew Box Jr. for two.

The completion of three stamps will get a customer a free half dozen of Original Glazed doughnuts. Six stamps will equate to a free Krispy Kreme birthday mug, while a box of a dozen Original Glazed doughnuts will be given in exchange of a dozen stamps.

These passports will be available in Krispy Kreme stores nationwide until September 30. On the other hand, stamps will be given until October 14, while redemption of the free items will extend until December 14—letting everyone revel in this one-of-a-kind goodness brought by the brand’s delightful treats until the end of its birthday year.

As it spreads joy in the most thrilling way possible, Krispy Kreme is definitely on the move to etch its flavors in the palates of many. And now, with the Coffee Passport, every trip to a Krispy Kreme store is once again made more exciting—adding delight to the brand’s one-of-a-kind offerings.

Serving world-class doughnuts and coffee since 1937, Krispy Kreme made its way to the hearts of Filipinos when it opened its first branch in the country back in 2006. Today, Krispy Kreme has outlets in 33 different locations nationwide, with hotlight stores in SM Mall of Asia, Greenhills Shopping Center, Festival Supermall Alabang, Bonifacio High Street and Cebu IT Park . You can also visit other outlets at Trinoma, Eastwood, Greenbelt 5, Glorietta 4, Jaka Building, RCBC Plaza, Paseo Center, and Valero Street. To get more information and updates about the brand and its products, you may become a friend of Krispy Kreme by visiting or by liking Chloe at

Saturday, August 18, 2012

PLANE CRASHED: DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo Missing

PLANE CRASHED: DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo Missing.

At about  5 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2012, Department of Interior & Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo was declared missing after the plane carrying him and two others crashed in the waters of Boulevard, Brgy. Ibingay Masbate.

Robredo along with his aide boarded a private, white, six-seater Piper Seneca twin engine plane heading to Naga City from a conference in Cebu City.

Capt. Jessup Bahinting, owner of Aviatour Flying School, was the pilot of the ill-fated plane. The two others were flight student Kshitiz Chand, a Nepalese, and Robredo’s aide.

Hon. Jesse Robredo is a fellow Bicolano, who I happened to know personally. Our dad used to work as an accountant for Robredo's family business. 

Leni, Robredo's wife, happened to be my brother's classmate in the college of law in Naga and my brother's co- lawyer. Leni confirmed that Hon. Jesse Robredo called at about 4:30 p.m. to say that the airplane was having an engine problem. The call was immediately cut off. There was no contact after that. 

The pilot after experiencing engine trouble sent a distress call to the Masbate Airport at around 4:30 p.m. requesting for an emergency landing but crashed more or less 500 meters short of the runway.

Citing initial reports, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (Caap) head William Hotchkiss said the plane took off from Cebu at 3 p.m.

Robredo was in Cebu for the national summit of the Convenors of the Community Investigative Support (CIS) National Summit and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) at the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) in Mandaue City.

Hon. Jesse Robredo had initially booked a flight with Cebu Pacific but eventually flew onboard the plane which was owned by one of the pilots.

Please say a little prayer for the safe return of Sec. Robredo. I hope and pray he's still alive. As of 8:30 p.m., Robredo remained missing along with the two pilots. His aide, identified as Jun Abrazado, survived the crash with only slight injuries.

Photo Source: PTV

Let’s join Chef Lau’s Dinner Party!

Let’s join Chef Lau’s Dinner Party!
Who is Chef Lau?

Chef Rolando “Lau” Laudico is the executive chef of Bistro Filipino which offers his signature traditional and modern Filipino cuisine. He is one of the Philippines’ most well-loved culinary personalities. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he worked in France as an apprentice at L’Essentiel. Chef Lau with wife Jackie put up Chef Laudico Culinary Services which provides catering for special events. BFAST in Ayala Triangle Gardens which serves breakfast favorites the whole day is Chef Lau’s newest venture. He is a self-confessed foodie. “Food is my life, my love, it’s what fuels me and inspires me. I enjoy eating everything and anything! As long as it's cooked well with a lot of love.“quips Chef Lau.
I should be invited to Chef Rolando Laudico’s Dinner party because I always wanted to be a chef and I wouldn't miss this opportunity to see Bistro Filipino's executive chef in person and have a picture taken with him. It is my post-birthday wish to taste the different dishes prepared by Chef Lau. I couldn't wait to blog and take photos of his wonderful food creations. I bet all my readers will be thrilled too.
Like Chef Lau, I also suffered from tooth sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity is a common name for Dentine Hypersensitivity. In Filipino, it is referred to as “pangingilo.” When a hot, cold, sweet or very acidic food or drink causes a short, sharp discomfort on your teeth, then you may have sensitive teeth.
I used to deal with sensitive teeth by brushing my teeth using another brand of toothpaste for sensitve teeth before but they're ridiculously expensive! So, to save money, I went to the extent of using Chinese medicines just to ease the pain. 
I hated those days when I had to use ear buds, dipped them inside the bottle of Chinese medicine and soaked my teeth with them. Leaving an unsightly stains on my teeth. Yikes. Some people had actually thought that I chewed Betel nut because of those unsightly stains. Geez!
It was such a relief when my favorite toothpaste brand Colgate® came up with their own version of a toothpaste that eases out the pain of sensitive teeth. So, if like me, you’re suffering from tooth sensitivity too, try the latest breakthrough from Colgate® -- Colgate® Sensitive Pro-Relief® Toothpaste! It provides Instant* Relief and Lasting Protection against tooth sensitivity.

Like Chef Lau, be more confident in tasting different food without the fear of tooth sensitivity.
 Colgate® Sensitive Pro-Relief® Toothpaste relieved Chef Lau's pain base on this video:

Be sensitivity-free, use Colgate® Sensitive Pro-Relief® toothpaste.

Directions :

Simply massage a small amount on the sensitive tooth for 1 minute and enjoy Instant relief to sensitive teeth. With regular, twice daily use, it builds a lasting barrier that acts like a protective seal against sensitivity.

*For Instant Relief, massage a small quantity on sensitive tooth for one minute. Brush regularly, for lasting relief and protection.

It has Pro-Argin™ Formula, clinically proven to provide relief from tooth sensitivity by effectively plugging the channels to block the tooth sensitivity.
Other sensitivity toothpastes* primarily numb the tooth sensitivity. However, the tubules that lead to the tooth center remain open. When these open tubules come in contact with hot, cold, sour or sweet triggers, it may still cause the sharp sensations. They merely address the symptom, not the cause.

Colgate® Sensitive Pro-Relief® is 2x more effective** in providing sensitivity relief. Because it tackles the root cause of sensitivity, you can now eat and drink your favorite treats without fear.
*vs. potassium-based sensitivity toothpaste
*with twice daily, regular brushing for 2 weeks
**Based on average testing index, J Clin Dent 20 (Spec Incl; 17-22, 2009)



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