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SM Supermalls Honors Super Pinoys this June

One of the most important events in Philippine history is the declaration of our independence as a nation. As we inch closer to Independence Day, Filipinos have already started to commemorate the heroism of every Super Pinoy who fought mightily for our freedom. In celebration of the Philippines’ 125th Independence Day, SM Supermalls will be holding major events and activities to keep the Super Pinoy spirit alive and burning starting on May 28.  Flag Raising Ceremonies SM malls across the country will be simultaneously holding flag-raising ceremonies during National Flag Day on May 28 and Independence Day on June 12, respectively. Participants are encouraged to wear the colors of the Philippine flag which signify truth, patriotism, and valor. After the ceremony, a short program will follow featuring Filipino modern pop music. Check your favorite mall's Facebook page for schedules and venues. Score the best deals and treats From June 1 to 12, a sumptuous Pinoy food trip will welcome

Explore Camiguin: The Best of Camiguin Island

  It’s beautiful, It’s Natural— It’s Camiguin Island. The Camiguin Province boasts its natural wonders, rich history, and cultural heritage. The Island Born of Fire is a popular tourist destination that elevates the island-relaxation experience. Island life is the best life especially if that island is Camiguin. If you’re looking for an adventure and a change of pace, this is your go-to destination. There’s plenty to explore on Camiguin – from Sunken Cemetery to White Island, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re a nature lover or an adrenaline junkie, Camiguin won’t disappoint!  Keep reading for our travel guide so you can make the most of your time on the island. Camiguin is a small and peaceful island province in the Philippines located in the Bohol Sea off the northern coast of Mindanao. It may be the smallest island in Mindanao and the second smallest province in the Philippines, but it has surprisingly a lot of tourist spots to offer. Things to See and Do in Camiguin   

A BIG NO NO to The Cybercrime Law

The Cybercrime Law which was recently implemented here in the Philippines was the most talked about tough issue where the government faced a barrage of protests in the internet as the cybercrime law took effect that could see people given a long jail terms just by posting defamatory comments online. Anyone posting a libellous comment online, either on Facebook, Twitter or anywhere else, faces a maximum prison sentence of 12 years and a fine of one million pesos ($24,000). Whoa!  I think the Senators who signed and implemented this law cannot handle criticism. The implementation of the law took our fellow citizens back to the dark ages where the freedom of speech and expression were not recognized. Although there are many provisions of the cybercrime law that aims to fight a range of online crimes such as fraud, identity theft, spamming and child pornography but this one provision when one makes any libelous comments posted online which is a criminal offense is much tougher than t

Major, Major Problem

I just watched the live streaming video coverage of Miss Universe 2010 earlier and I was thrilled and happy to see that Miss Philippines was included in the Top 5 finalists. There were many Filipinos fans who showed their support for Miss Philippines but her answer for the Q and A portion was not that good enough. The question: Miss Philippines Venus Raj: What is one big mistake you've made and what did you do to make it right? Her Answer: In my 22 years of existence, there is nothing major, major problem that I have done in my life. Because I am very confident with my family and the love they are giving to me. So thank you so much. I think it would better if she answered like this: "Maybe my biggest mistake is when I almost surrendered to fight for my crown as BB. Pilipinas Universe after they dethroned me for my title.. but thanks to my Best friend, Melody Gersbach who died last August 21, 2010 on car accident for pushing me and believing in me that I can take the cro

Happy Philippine Independence Day!

Today, June 12, 2010 marks the 111st Independence Day of the Philippine Republic ! So, cheers to our freedom and have a happy independence party to all my fellow kababayans out there and lets celebrate it with pride wherever you are!  But please be reminded that as we celebrate another milestone in our history, let us also remember some of our beloved countrymen who unselfishly fought for our Philippine Independence and how they shaped our history to ensure that the Philippine freedom will be rightfully celebrated! Mabuhay ang Republika ng Pilipinas!

Ruby Tuesday - The Philippine Flag

We were walking down while roaming around along the sidewalk of Opol, Misamis Oriental when we saw these Philippine Flags waving around the town. It is because we are celebrating Independence Day which is a  national holiday observed every June 12, in commemorating the Philippine Declaration of Independence from Spain on June 12, 1898. It is the National Day of the Philippines. President Diosdado Macapagal signed into law Republic Act No. 4166 designating June 12 as the country's Independence Day. June 12 had previously been observed as Flag Day. This is my historical entry for Ruby Tuesday

Tropical Storm Destroyed Many Lives & Properties of My Fellow Countrymen

I really felt so pity about the tragedy happened to my fellow countrymen from northern part of my country here in the Philippines. Tropical storm “Ondoy” (international codename: Ketsana) left our country yesterday, leaving behind a trail of more than 140 people dead, 29 missing, and some 247,555 affected families. Rescuers struggled through heavy traffic and darkness of the night to bring residents of flood-stricken areas, who were perched on their roofs carrying their children and cherished possessions, to safer grounds. Images of onrushing mud and stranded people clinging to corrugated rooftops filled television screens broadcasting the events in real time. Some individuals were even seen holding signs in a desperate attempt to call the attention of military helicopters hovering above waterlogged cities. I just hope that everything will be fine, Filipino people are brave, inspite of all the tragedy we are holding each others arms and help each other get up. I know our government is