Sunday, March 27, 2016
Blogger Ai Takagi of Australia was found guilty of sedition by Singapore Court for violating their law against speech that instigates racial and religious discord. The 23 year-old will be serving her 10 months prison sentence while she's pregnant. She published posts back in 2014 on now shut-down Real Singapore website that is provoking "unwarranted hatred against foreigners in Singapore" according to Judge Salina Ishak.
In one of her blog posts, she quoted a Singaporean who allegedly quit his job claiming that Filipinos in his company were treated better than his countrymen. The post reportedly described Filipinos as "two-faced" and "relentless back-stabbers".
She is 8 weeks pregnant and she had pleaded guilty to the charges and expressed remorse during the proceedings. Her Singaporean husband Yang Kaiheng, with whom she ran the website, is due to go on trial on similar charges.
Saturday, March 19, 2016
"Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated." It's summer time again and the intense heat can be dangerous to your health. The Department of Health (DOH) warn the public about the dangers of heatstroke. Due to the heat, our body releases a lot of water through bodily sweats.
DOH Secretary Janette L. Garin said, “Dapat talaga may tubig (We should not forget to drink water, or bring safe drinking water with you anytime).”
Secretary Garin of DOH added the following preventive tips:
– Avoid spending too much time outdoors, specially when the sun is up
– Avoid tea, coffee, soda and alcohol;
– Wear a wide-brimmed hat, use umbrella and long-sleeved clothing when outdoors
– Schedule heavy-duty activities for the beginning or end of the day, when it’s cooler or at least in the air-conditioned rooms as much as possible.
Heat stroke is the most severe form of heat injury and happens when the body fails to cool down.
It happens when the body temperature is between 104 and 105 degrees Fahrenheit which start to manifest once the body fails to recover from heat exhaustion.
Under this condition heat stroke victims are not able to sweat and release excessive heat due to dehydration and humid temperature.
Although some age groups such as the elderly and young children are considered high-risk, everyone who is exposed directly to the sun can be a victim of heat stroke.
Some signs of heat exhaustion: dizziness or fainting; anxiety; headache; intense thirst, dehydration; and weakness or discomfort.
Other signs and symptoms include delirium; unconsciousness or comatose; very high core body temperature of 400 Centigrade or more; hot, dry skin; rapid heartbeat; and convulsion.
As first-aid measures, the following are suggested to be done if one encounters people experiencing heat strokes:
– Move the person to a shady spot or indoors and have them lie down with their legs elevated. If they’re conscious, have them sip cool water;
– Remove clothing, apply cool water to the skin and fan them;
– Apply ice packs to the armpits, wrists, ankles and groin; and
– Bring the person to a hospital immediately.
Sunday, March 13, 2016
The freshman from University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) who appeared arrogant in delivering his question to Presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.
Duterte was invited by UP Los Baños Students to discus to them in an open forum about his platforms and vision when he becomes the next President of the Philippines.
The student is Stephen Villena he asked Mayor Duterte about education and appeared disrespecting in his tone and he also rushed and told the Mayor to answer directly to his questioin which is very rude.
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Veteran film and television director Francis Xavier Pasion was discovered lifeless in a bathroom in his house in Quezon City on Sunday afternoon.
Joji Alonso, the producer of Pasion’s Cinemalaya entries “Sampaguita” and “Bwaya,” became worried when Pasion was not answering texts and calls. Pasion parents were the one who discovered his dead body in the bathroom.
According to initial findings of PNP SOCO, "He has been having chest pains which is why he went to Cardinal (Santos Medical Center) to undergo a medical exam…” according to a report from INQUIRER.net.
Pasion, whose last project was working in the hit television soap “On The Wings of Love,” is a multi-awarded independent film director.
His 2014 film “Bwaya” won Best Film in the New Breed Category in the 10th Cinemalaya Film Festival, along with Best in Cinematography and Best Original Score awards.
In 2008, his film “Jay” won Best Film, Best Editing, and the Balanghai Trophy in the Cinemalaya Film Festival. The said film also reaped awards in the Venice, Busan, and Berlin film festivals.
He is a communication graduate from Ateneo, included in his work as a director are episodes of different ABS-CBN television shows like “Dyesebel,” “My Binondo Girl,” “Princess and I” and “Nathaniel.”
Just last week, another big time television and movie director from ABSCBN Wenn Deramas, known for his movies which broke box-office records, died on Monday of cardiac arrest.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
A Filipina balikbayan from the US lost her branded wallet with Php98,000 cash in it. According to report by TV Patrol reporter Mike Navallo, the Filipina balikbayan arrived from the US to visit her family living in Iloilo, but her trip were derailed when she lost her wallet containing large sum of cash after passing through the x-ray machine at the NAIA 3.
Filipina balikbayan Ann Margaret Anthony said that she entered Gate 1 of the NAIA airport terminal with 2 luggage and 1 hand bag. Before putting her handbag in the conveyor, she took out her wallet from the bag to deposit loose coins from her pocket and then she put her wallet back in her handbag, then put it into the x-ray conveyor.
She said that she was surprised when the x-ray conveyor stopped then it seems to reverse she wondered why it stayed there too long. She then proceeded to the airline ticketing office after to re-book her flight. When she is about to pay she was shocked when she can no longer find her wallet in her bag.
The stolen signature wallet cost about Php 40,000 and the cash in the wallet is Php 98,000, credit and debit cards, and pictures of her children.
She immediately went back to Gate 1 and ask to review the CCTV. However, the 4 CCTV's installed in Gate 1 are not working. Only the CCTV that is located far away from the crime scene were able to capture the footage that shows her making her way from the x-ray machine to the airline ticketing office.
SM mall owner Henry Sy is still the richest person in the Philippines in 2016 Forbes list. The 91 year old businessman has earned an estimated net worth of $12.9 billion (P562.3 billion), making the top 71 richest person of the world. His net worth was down from $14.2 billion last year due to global market volatility.
Sy business includes retail, real-estate, hospitality, banking, mining, education and healthcare services, was born in Xiamen, China in 1924 and migrated to the Philippines to become the nation’s mall King.
Tycoon John Gokongwei Jr., 88, was in far second with an estimated net worth of $5.1 billion which is down from $5.8 billion in 2015. He own JG Summit that is involve in food and beverages, airlines, property development, banking, hotels and power generation.
He also owns stake in publicly listed Robinson Retail Holdings and franchises for True Value, Top Shop, Toys R Us, Daiso. He has more than 1,500 retail outlets.
Lucio Tan is in 3rd place with an estimated net worth of $4 billion, which is also lower from last year’s $4.4.
Net worth of the Tan family includes the valuation of the clan’s shareholdings in flag-carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL).
Tan, who was also born in Xiamen in 1934, has also business interests in banking, liquor, tobacco and real estate industries.
Also joining the country’s richest list is Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co. (Metrobank) owner George Ty, 83, who landed on the fourth rank, with his estimated net worth of $4.8 billion.
Others on the list are real-estate developer Andrew Tan ($3 billion), fast food chain Jollibee founder Tony Tan Caktiong ($3 billion), casino and port operator Enrique Razon Jr. ($2.4 billion), Puregold-owners Lucio and Susan Co, car dealership magnate Robert Coyiuto Jr. ($1.5 billion) and former Senator Manuel Villar ($1.3 billion).
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates top the world’s richest person on Forbes 30th annual ranking of the world’s billionaires for the 3rd time in a row.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Edgel Joy Durolfo, a 26-year-old resort and casino assistant manager at the Solaire Resort & Casino died while undergoing treatment after she was allegedly drugged and beaten up by her live-in partner Rodney Ynchausti and three companions last Sunday February 28 in Parañaque City. It happened inside Room 812 of the Solaire Sky Tower along Aseana Boulevard in Barangay Tambo, Parañaque City.
Ynchuasti and his companions who were identified only by their aliases Paul Egoc, Molo Hwang, and Beah Lim took Durolfo to the hotel clinic. They transferred her to San Juan de Dios Hospital in Pasay after she slipped into a coma and suffering internal bleeding due to multiple bruises in her face and body. She died while in the hospital.
"According to the police Durolfo's parents actually ran into Ynchausti at the hospital. He even apologized to them before going missing with the other suspects," ABS-CBN News report.
"Authorities have asked Solaire hotel for a copy of the closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage from the crime scene. They will also examine the victim's cellphone while waiting for the results of her autopsy test" the news report added.
Parañaque City police chief Supt. Ariel Andrade said they are now hunting down Ynchausti and his companions. Andrade revealed that the group most likely forced Durolfo to take an Ecstasy pill before they mauled her.
The suspects were identified by the police through the victim’s sister, Ethel Durolfo.