28 September 2009

Please Help The Philippines

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S.O.S.

Calling The Attention of The Whole World. Please help my Country, Philippines.




And here is the rest of it.

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19 June 2009

We Only Have One HOME

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'Just finished watching HOME, a documentary by Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

The documentary chronicles the present day state of the Earth, its climate and how we as the dominant species have long-term repercussions on its future. A theme expressed throughout the documentary is that of linkage; how all organisms and the Earth are linked in a "delicate but crucial" balance with each other, and how no organism can be self-sufficient.

Clicking the photo will bring you to the movie.

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22 May 2009

If I Wrote A Note To God ...

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Just once, allow me to post my new favorite song.

So moving.

Here is Charice's Note To God.

Note To God
If I wrote a note to God
I would speak whats in my soul
I'd ask for all the hate to be swept away,
For love to overflow
If I wrote a note to God
I'd pour my heart out on each page
I'd ask for war to end
For peace to mend this world
I'd say, I'd say, I'd say

Give us the strength to make it through
Help us find love cause love is over due
And it looks like we haven't got a clue
Need some help from you
Grant us the faith to carry on
Give us hope when it seems all hope is gone
Cause it seems like so much is goin wrong
On this road we're on

If I wrote a note to God
I would say what on my mind
I'd ask for wisdom to let compassion rule this world
Until these times
If I wrote a note to God
I'd say please help us find our way
End all the bitterness, put some tenderness in our hearts
And I'd say, I'd say, I'd say

Give us the strength to make it through
Help us find love cause love is over due
And it looks like we haven't got a clue
Need some help from you
Grant us the faith to carry on
Give us hope when it seems all hope is gone
Cause it seems like so much is goin wrong
On this road we're on

No, no no no
We can't do this on our own
So

Give us the strength to make it through
Help us find love cause love is over due
And it looks like we haven't got a clue
Need some help from you
Grant us the faith to carry on
Give us hope when it seems all hope is gone
Cause it seems like so much is goin wrong
On this road we're on

If I wrote a note to God

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18 May 2009

Some Great Pictures of Planet Earth

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11 May 2009

Happy Mother's Day, Mother Earth

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(photo by DigitumDei)

Happy Mother's Day, Mother Earth!

Thank you for your endless care.
Thank you for the air we breathe.
Thank you for the great rivers and seas.
Thank You for the blue skies.
Thanks you for the sweet sound that brings me to sleep.

Thank you Mother Earth!

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Pasig River : Before, Now, After

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Until early 1900's, Pasig River used to be an important means of transport for Manila. And a source of lifeline for its people because of the bounty harvest of fishes from the river.

But due to the rapid industrialization and carelessness of the people living near the river, it has become very polluted and is considered dead.
Stenchy! Dark! Dirty! As if all the negative words you can find in the dictionary could very well define this river.

After 7 years...
Hopefully, seven years from now, it will look like this (check the photo below). Modern, yet clean and peaceful to look at.

Alive! Navigable! Swimmable!
(Photo by Palafox Associates)
Through the cooperation of ABS-CBN Foundation, Bantay Kalikasan, Pasig river Rehabilitation Commission, Local Goverment and different Non-governmental Organizations may this vision come true.
Rehabilitation includes the relocation of squatters living along the river banks.
But for now, as we count the target seven years or maybe more, let us do our share. Can we keep our garbage and stop polluting our river. Please.


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04 May 2009

Manila Will Be Submerged In Water In The Future!!!

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Is it really true?

(Shown in the photo is just a part of Manila known as the Artex Compound. It used to be a dry community; but people here are adopting to their new community dubbed as the "Waterworld". Click for more photos.)

If you're able to watch the SIGNOS by GMA 7, you will probably understand the claims of different scientists including their proofs that really, Manila and other parts of the Philippines are bound to being submerged under water in the future.

The culprit?

The infamous Global Warming which is caused by everyone living in this planet. Is there still a way we can do to prevent this?

SIGNOS Documentary (In Filipino) after the jump.














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23 April 2009

Watch The Earth Movie

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Micheal jackson has his famous Earth Song. Now, Disney Nature, BBC, and National Geographic have their Earth Movie that features the beauty of our one and only planet, Earth.

I will surely wait for its release in the Philippines. Here's the trailer.



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22 April 2009

Happy Earth Day!!!

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Happy Earth Day to All! Today, let us celebrate Earth Day; and start showing our love to our planet. In Manila, a fluvial parade was held at Pasig River. Different sectors of the society joined the celebration.

At the other parts of Manila, a tree-planting program was held at the CCP Complex by different organizations. How did you celebrate Earth Day?

In connection with the celebration, I want to share with you some important facts about the garbage we produce everyday.

Did you know that it would take long time to decompose some of the garbage we throw everyday?

Here are the approximate rates of decomposition for some of them courtesy of Ocean Conservancy.

Glass bottle : 1 million years
Monofilament fishing line: 600 years
Plastic beverage bottles: 450 years
Disposable diapers: 450 years
Aluminum can: 80-200 years
Boot sole: 50-80 years
Styrofoam cup: 50 years
Tin can: 50 years
Leather: 50 years
Nylon fabric: 30-40 years
Plastic film canister: 20-30 years
Plastic bag: 10-20 years
Cigarette filter: 1-5 years
Wool sock: 1-5 years
Plywood: 1-3 years
Waxed milk carton: 3 months
Apple core: 2 months
Newspaper: 6 weeks
Orange or banana peel : 2-5 weeks
Paper towel: 2-4 weeks

Just imagine all people throwing these garbage at one time, I guess we'll be living in a planet full of garbage.

Let us recycle!

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07 April 2009

A Tribute To The King Of The Philippine Forest

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A Meaningful Song For The Philippine Eagle - Lord Of The Philippine Forest. (Song In Filipino)
Lyrics after the jump. Philippine Eagle - Haring Ibon by KC Concepcion

Nais kung lumipad tulad ng agila
At lumutanglutang sa hangin
Magkaroon ng pugad sa puso ng kagubatan
Ngunit ito ay panaginip lang at maaring di matupad

'Pagkat ang kagubatan ay unti-unting nawawala
Mga puno nito'y nangingibang bayan
At 'pag walang puno wala na ring mapupugaran
Kapag ang agila'y walang pugad
Wala na siyang dahilang lumipad

Oh haring ibon, hari kung tunay
Nais kung tumulong ng kaharian mo'y muling mabuhay

Kung Nais mong makakita ng agila
Wag kang tumingala at tumitig sa langit
Pagkat ang mga agila nitong ating bayan
Ang ibay nabihag na ang natitiray bihirang magpakita

Tiniklop na nila ang mga pakpak
Hinubad na nila ang kanilang mga plumahe
Silay nagsipagtago sa natitirang gubat
Ang lahi ba nilay tuluyan ng mawawala

Repeat (2x)
Oh haring ibon, hari kung tunay
Nais kung tumulong ng kaharian mo'y muling mabuhay

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02 April 2009

Lord of The Philippine Forest

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A photo by Klaus Nigge of National Geographic showing the feeding of a baby Philippine Eagle in the captive-breeding program at the Philippine Eagle Foundation near Davao, Mindanao. Workers cover their hands with eagle-head puppets when feeding eagle chicks to help prevent the birds’ imprinting on humans.
Philippine Eagle locally known as Haribon or Haring Ibon (Bird King) is considered the largest eagle in the world. But these birds are nearing its extinction because of the massive exploitation of our forests. More Photos after the jump.

An adult female feeds a chick in a nest on Mount Kitanglad in central Mindanao.


The fierce look the Lord of The Philippine Forests.


On Flying mode.


All Photos by Klaus Nigge of National Geographic.

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01 April 2009

SM SuperMalls, Going Green With Bags

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A week ago, while doing my grocery at SM (The Block) Hypermarket, I saw couple of people carrying these bags.

There was actually a special booth at the Second Floor of the mall with these bags being displayed. So curious, I approached the booth and started my inquiry.

So what's so special with these bags?
The SM Green Bags are actually one of the projects of SM Malls to awaken the awareness of Filipino shoppers on our worsening environmental conditions.

These bags are recyclable, reusable, can be washed, and according to them, can last up to two years of weekly use. So instead of using plastic bags,which are non-biodegradable, why not use these special bags for your grocery.



The Green Bag is a non-woven fabric bag made of 100 percent polypropylene and designed by renowned Filipino artist Manuel Baldemor.

Polypropylene is recyclable, non-toxic, allergy free and non-reactive to human skin.

SM shoppers may avail of any of these bags for only P35 each with every P500 single or accumulated receipt purchase and/or any proof of purchase at any SM Supermalls establishment. One more, for every sale of the SM Green Bag, one peso goes to a charitable institution advocating a better environment for all.




Use of the SM Green bags also has its perks. SM Advantage cardholders are automatically entitled to two points when they present their card if they use the new GreenBag at any SM Supermarket and/or Hypermarket.

Which means more discounts on your future transactions.

Not bad!

These bags are available at the Green Bag booth at the SM Mall until April 30, 2009.

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An Environmental Magazine At My Site!

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I found this online magazine; and I thought it's worth sharing. Why don't YOU take time reading.
Know some tips on how to love our environment from our kitchen to our farm.

Im sure you're going to love this one. Just click the image for full screen.

Enjoy!


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Famous Actors On Boracay. Let's Hear Them

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It's getting hotter each day. If I could only pull the long holidays which will be in two weeks, I would do it; and bring myself to one of the best beaches in the world, Boracay.

But two of our famous actors have some important things to say for us who would plan to go to Boracay. Why don't we hear them.

Let's hear it from Zorro,


or from Angel,



See! Even the stars want to save our planet.

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29 March 2009

And We Turned Off The Lights

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Yesterday at 8:30 PM, key cities all over the Philippines participated in voting the "Planet Earth" against global warming.

And of course I also turned off the lights at home for one hour for The Earth Hour Celebration.

I hope this will catalyze the awareness of the people all over the world to start caring for our planet. Video footage of the event after the jump...Turning off the lights for one hour is the start. But it should not stop there.


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25 March 2009

Keep The Beach Clean

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(Photo by bullish)

It's the beach season once again. Hot! Hot! Summer Time!

Starting April, people are expected to crowd the beaches all over the country to beat the hot Summer Season. And because of the long holiday (Holy Week), large numbers of people are expected on the second week of April.

But never forget your responsibility to keep our beach clean. Or else, our beaches will turn into what you can see on the picture. Be a good beacher. OK!

Let the sons of your sons and daughters of your daughters be captivated by the beauty of our nature.

Enjoy!

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21 March 2009

Would you kiss a shark?

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A Photo of an Intimate Moment between a shark and Diver David Marcel.

Their kissing is caught on video. Find Out!

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16 March 2009

Take Time To Hear The Earth Song

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Hear "The Earth Song" by Micheal Jackson.

The Earth Song
Micheal Jackson



What about sunrise
What about rain
What about all the things
That you said we were to gain...
What about killing fields
Is there a time
What about all the things
That you said was yours and mine...
Did you ever stop to notice
All the blood we've shed before
Did you ever stop to notice
The crying Earth the weeping shores?

Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah
Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah

What have we done to the world
Look what we've done
What about all the peace
That you pledge your only son...
Did you ever stop to notice
All the children dead from war
Did you ever stop to notice
The crying Earth the weeping shores

Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah
Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah

I used to dream
I used to glance beyond the stars
Now I don't know where we are
Although I know we've drifted far

Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah
Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah
Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah
Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah

Hey, what about yesterday
(What about us)
What about the seas
(What about us)
The heavens are falling down
(What about us)
I can't even breathe
(What about us)
What about the bleeding Earth
(What about us)
Can't we feel its wounds
(What about us)
What about nature's worth
(ooo, ooo)
It's our planet's womb
(What about us)
What about animals
(What about it)
We've turned kingdoms to dust
(What about us)
What about elephants
(What about us)
Have we lost their trust
(What about us)
What about crying whales
(What about us)
We're ravaging the seas
(What about us)
What about forest trails
(ooo, ooo)
Burnt despite our pleas
(What about us)
What about the holy land
(What about it)
Torn apart by creed
(What about us)
What about the common man
(What about us)
Can't we set him free
(What about us)
What about children dying
(What about us)
Can't you hear them cry
(What about us)
Where did we go wrong
(ooo, ooo)
Someone tell me why
(What about us)
What about babies
(What about it)
What about the days
(What about us)
What about all their joy
(What about us)
What about the man
(What about us)
What about the crying man
(What about us)
What about Abraham
(What was us)
What about death again
(ooo, ooo)
Do we give a damn


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14 March 2009

The Orphans

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"Every animal deserves a family."

This is the campaign of The Philippine Animal Welfare Society.

The campaign aims to uplift the image of native dogs, popularize the term "aspins" instead of "askals" and to encourage people to consider adopting native dogs and cats from the PAWS shelter.

'Wanna see them?


The lonely dog needs you.


See him in action.



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12 March 2009

Spiderman's Web Went Crazy?

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Photo taken by Sidney Snoeck from Paranaque Metro Manila.

Is this a form of Abstract Art?

Looks like spider webs are more orderly than these electric, telephone and Cable TV wires.

I've seen unorderly wires in almost all parts of Manila. Specially after the widening projects of streets at Commonwealth Avenue in QC where they need to move electric posts.

I hope Meralco and PLDT could do something about this.








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11 March 2009

Visit The Forest Before It's Gone

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I found this very interesting site, FOREST FOREVER, few days ago. I thought it's worth sharing this to you.

The site is full of interesting information about the current situation of our world forests.

Photos are so impressive, hundred years old trees, vast forests, interesting tree features. See the most virgin forests of the world.I have not fully travelled the vastness of the forests through the site. The Forests Gallery works like Google Earth.

But sad to say, the site is closing on March 31, 2009.

Hurry up guys, time is limited. Visit the site now, before it's gone.

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Sitsiritsit ...Salagubang

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Sitsirit, alibangbang
Salaginto't salagubang
Ang babae sa lansangan
Kung gumiri'y parang tandang!

Do you still remember that famous line from a folk song Sitsiritsit? I think that's the only Bettle Song I know.

No!No! Not the Beatles. But bettles.

The only bettle I know is the famous uwang (the black bettle). And actually there are lots of them which can be found in the Philippines. And as colorful and as exciting as butterflies. Do you want to see them?












These are some of the most colorful bettles you can find in the Philippines through the genius of Estan Cabigas.

Click to find the new addition to the bettle family.

And more bettles here.



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10 March 2009

What If You Could Hold The Largest Whale Shark?

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I was doing my afternoon blog-hopping, then I bumped to Guido Trombetta's SEAWAY and his blue whale shark post.

It really amazed me seeing a whale shark, locally known as Butanding (which is considered as one of the largest creature in planet)being held by a fishermen with his two hands.

The baby whale shark was found with a rope on its tail tied to a stick in Pilar, Sorsogon.

Allow him in the wild for several decades and he will turn into this...

According to WWF, an adult Butanding can easily grow up to 40 feet. Just imagine the size of a passenger bus, and that's how big it is.



And this will be possible if you will maintain our seas clean.

Click for More Readings.

Now, see them swim.




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Join The Earth Hour Celebration

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When : March 28, 2009 / 8:30 PM
Where : Philippines and all over the World
Who : Earthlings
How : It's as simple as a flick of the switch.The lights will go off for one hour on March 28 at 8:30 pm in key cities in the Philippines and all over the world. It's called Earth Hour - and it will be humanity's largest call for environmental action.

Cool Eh! Just one hour of no lights, aircon and video games. It won't hurt that much. But the result is a tremendous attention-grabbing to all citizens of the world to start caring for the Earth.



Earth Hour 2009 aims to reach one billion people in 1000 cities all over the world. To help reach this goal, a global sign-up campaign and competition is again being launched worldwide. Last year, the Philippines ranked 9th in terms of total sign-ups. All Filipinos are urged to sign up at Earth Hour's global website: www.earthhour.org. Over 1000 cities in 80 countries have now pledged support.

Earth Hour Philippines 2009 hopes to involve 10 million Filipinos and 500 businesses in key cities and towns throughout the country.

Remember! The first step is just turning off a light.


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09 March 2009

The Futuristic City Hall

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The Future Tagum Cityhall probably is the very first Cityhall in the Philippines which will have the futuristic design.

Led by the City Mayor, Rey T. Uy, the groundbreaking ceremony for Tagum City's new seat of Government happened last Feb. 14, 2009.

According Mayor Uy, the New City Hall is expected to be completed by Sept. 9, 2009 converted to numeric 9-9-9 is a lucky number according to traditions.

Will this be the start of Philippines going futuristic?

The floor area of the City hall is about 9,000 square meters while the atrium measures a floor area of 2,000 square meters. The rest of the area will be parks and playgrounds." Uy said. The New City Hall costs around P200-million, excluding the site development works that includes park, roads and playground. Mayor Uy said the development cost would be around P280-million that includes the parks and playground.






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07 March 2009

Manila is Too Crowded, BUT.. . .

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I was browsing National Geographic Site when I saw this photo by Paul Chesley.

It's an island in Cebu, Philippines. So curious about this island, I opened one of the coolest "gadgets" in the world, Google Earth. To my surprise, ....I found several small islands where there are actually small villages. These islands, so remote, I wonder if there is electricity in these islands.

Imagine living in an island with no electricity, internet, malls, video arcades, even a parks to refresh you minds?





Perhaps people from these islands are really happy with their lives, fresh fish and crops everyday. You know, life is not really the luxuries we are enjoying everyday. But perhaps the love between family members and community is far more important than anything in this world.




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06 March 2009

Fighting Horses

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A photo of Two Horses Fighting by Erik Lacson.

Horse-fighting is among the traditional sports at the Helubong Festival at South Cotabato, Philippines which is a yearly festival. It is considered as an illegal act under the Philippine Law, Republic Act: 8485 or the Animal Welfare Act.

Would you like to see the actual footage?

I hope the Philippine Government will act on this illegal activities.



Why don't we sign a petition to forever ban this cruel act.

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26 February 2009

Philippines' Green River

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Green Forest means life to wild animals, home to birds, and the source of balance to nature.

But Green River?



Yes! It's Green River! And I am actually referring to the Pasig River, the river that connects Manila Bay and Laguna de Bay.

For most people, they called it the Black River because of the dirty water in it. I called it green bacause of the carpet of water lilies that could be seen in the most parts of the river that's been there years ago.



Through Google Earth at Latitude : 14°35'50.76"N , Longitude : 121° 5'26.92"E you could find the Green Rivers of the Philippines.



And these carpets of water lilies could further kill the river by preventing sunlight to pass through the water which reduces the dissolved oxygen content and often causes the extinction of other organisms.

More readings at Wikipedia.

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