Pink Mosque in Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao

This is Masjid Dimaukom, but most popularly known as the Pink Mosque, can be found in the town of Datu Saudi Ampatuan in Maguindanao. The former mayor Samsudin Dimaukom funded the mosque’s construction on a lot donated by their family. Pink is his wife’s favorite color. The pink also represents wholesomeness, friendship or peace. ChristianRead More

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5 Facts About Christmas in the Philippines

Christmas celebration in the Philippines is probably one of the most unique among Christian-dominated countries in the world. In fact, it is the only Christian-dominated country in Asia, about 90% are Christians, the Catholics comprised the majority about 80%. Christmas celebration in the former Spain colony is the longest celebrated Christmas in the whole world.Read More

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First and Biggest 4×4 Off-Road Expo in Northern Mindanao this August

Bloggers and media were invited for the press conference about the first and biggest exposition of 4×4 off-road vehicles that will take place this month in Cagayan de Oro City. Before the presson at Boy Zugba, I thought it would be a racing event of big 4×4 pickups in a track full of mud, butRead More

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How to apply for a student driver permit in the Philippines

The legal and sensible way before getting a regular driver’s license is to have a student driver permit first. A student permit is basically a license for drivers who are just starting to learn to drive a vehicle. Although, some impatient Filipinos prefer the shortcut but illicit way of obtaining a regular driver’s license. NotRead More

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Huwag nyo po lapitan pag nakita nyo ito sa beach!

Marami tayong mga magagandang beach sa Pilipinas. Philippines is home to the most beautiful beaches such as in Boracay and in El Nido which are truly world-class. Pero kahit gaano ka ganda ang isang tanawin, meron itong tinatagong hindi kanais-nais. Summer na, and we see a many of our friends post photos on Facebook aboutRead More

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Revisiting the town MILF terrorists attacked in 2008, killing Christian civilians including women and children

I was based in Manila when the Moro Islamic Liberation Front terrorists attacked the innocent civilians in Lapayan, Lanao del Norte on August 18, 2008. It was worrisome to hear such news, but “worrisome” is too nice a word. My parent’s house was just about 12 kilometers away from where the massacre happened. MILF murderedRead More

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List of Cities in the Visayas

I first made a list of cities in Mindanao, now it’s the second set of list featuring all the cities in the Visayas area. The origin of the word Visayas came from “Sri Visjaya”, a dominant power or kingdom in the Southeast Asian region during its time, located in the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. IRead More

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List of Filipino National Artists

List of National Artists of the Philippines by category (as of April 2017) – Architecture and Allied Arts, Broadcast Arts, Dance, Film, Literature, Music,  Theater, and Visual Arts. The National Artist recognition is the highest individual artist award given to an artist who gave significant contribution for their area of artistry. This is handled byRead More

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An 8 year old girl can operate a backhoe like a boss

When we see gifted kids under 10 years, we wonder and question about our own ability. How on earth can these children have better abilities even compared with adults? My personal answer would be “good parenting”. Her father would allow this 8 year old girl to “play” with this construction equipment. Aubrey Ayan even dreamsRead More

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VIDEOS: The 2017 version of Nokia 3310 announced

It was widely speculated that the Nokia 3310 would be launched in the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on February 27. It looks like HMD, the company behind the manufacturing of the sturdy phone is a day early in showing it to the public. Some tech bloggers and reviewers have already got their handsRead More

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National Holiday on February 29-31, 2017

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte through the Malacañang Palace speaker Ernesto Abella, officially announced the upcoming National Holiday on February 29 to 31. All government and private agencies, education and hospitals are advised to not report for work on the said dates. But only a Filipino with an IQ of 86 will believe this fake storyRead More

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The leaked latest Nokia 3310

It was called the “brick” or “block” because of its durability. The famous model Nokia 3310 will initially be on the market on February 27 in Barcelona, Spain as its launching base. The latest model will be touchscreen and has the functions of a smartphone, but its body still resembles that of the original 3310.Read More

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5 facts about Valentines Day

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Valentines is probably one of the top most celebrated “holidays” in the world. Filipinos in the Philippines celebrate Valentines Day like the Western countries do, like giving of flowers, out on romantic dinner and card giving. But Valentines Day is more than those romantic gestures, and the only “fact” that most of us mere mortalsRead More

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6,836 Passed the November 2016 Nurse Licensure Examination

The Professional Regulation Commission has released the names of 6,836 new nurses out of 14,322 passed the November 2016 Nurse Licensure Examination held in cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga. The registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of RegistrationRead More

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