Saturday, March 21, 2015

Earth Hour Philippines 2015 #EarthHour2015 #GivetheGiftofLight #PowerUpTheFuture #EarthHourPHL

For 38 years in my life, living here in Davao City, electricity has been a luxury and I can't remember that my parents struggle in preparing food and get household chores using electricity. Though I never forget that there comes a time, that was on May 21, 1990 as far as I can remember that we need to minimize the use of electricity to conserve power---called DST or Daylight Saving Time.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME, when clock was turned forward 1 hour. When I have to wake up early because my school time is 7 o'clock in the morning(when 7 becomes 6 o'clock). For the first time, Philippines experienced a daylight saving time during the ousted Marcos dictatorship, and in between 1986 and 1998 under Pres. Corazon Aquino and Fidel Ramos. The main reason is to alleviate the energy crisis by minimizing the use of number of hours in electricity, to utilize and consume energy power, this way we can make better use of the natural light.

Now that I am a mother, I experienced how to feel inconvenient in paying my electricity bills and to see the ordeal on how it increases with all the scheduled brownouts. And with all the things that happened to our mother earth, like typhoon, floods, earthquake,'s not God's fault; blamed it all to us!

The GLOBAL WARMING and CLIMATE CHANGE, these two correlate with each other. Though Global Warming refers to a recent and ongoing increase of our global average temperature, like the increases concentration of greenhouse gases that produces carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. This causes CLIMATE PATTERN to change. This is where CLIMATE CHANGE occurs, when the layer of greenhouse gas is getting thicker, in which our mother EARTH becomes warmer and this is very dangerous. The tremendous use of fossil fuels that destroy our earth atmosphere will have an ecological impact that we on earth will suffer.

Sounds scary!  Yes, it is if we don't know how to care of our Mother Earth...we will surely SUFFER.


Since 2008 when WWF-Philippines launches the Earth Hour, I take part in this advocacy and I believe that in switching OFF our light we can make help solve our energy problem.

Earth Hour's global focus is to use the power of the crowd and by engaging the people to make a change to CLIMATE CHANGE.


Our country really suffered a lot with so much typhoon and has had to adapt to climate change ahead than most other countries. We are called to make a "BAYANIHAN"(a fellowship), to join hand in hand spreading the effect of climate change.

For this year, EARTH HOUR is focusing their advocacy in giving light to those people that up to now are still living in the dark due to lack of access to electricity, to give the GIFT OF LIGHT.

Until now, we still have places here in the Philippines that uses kerosene just to light up their houses. EARTH HOUR will distribute solar-powered lamps to 200 families on the island of Beton, Northern Palawan. So that children will be able to study at night without taking a risk of fire and to help them to stop from buying expensive kerosene. 



In the spirit of promoting a meaningful climate solution, we are called especially the FAMILY to stay at home and observe the switching hour through low carbon means.

Or you can join the SWITCH-OFF EVENT at Felcris Centrale in celebrating EARTH HOUR.


You can help ease the energy crisis we have experiencing today, by following these you can SAVE ENERGY and help change CLIMATE CHANGE.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Positive Beauty Legacy I Want To Leave For My Daughters by Dove Self-Esteem Project

March is Women's Month here in the Philippines
(Proclamation No. 227,s 1998) , celebrating the Women's Role in History Month, the observance of the greatest achievements by female who fought for equal rights from workplace,family and society.

In this, a woman is given privilege in many ways in how she handle things on her on way, giving them power to govern what they want in their lives and how they can share their thoughts, ideas and attribution.

Attribute their success to somethings they can change or something they can immensely influence.

The "LEGACY" video as part of the Dove Self Esteem Project, reminding us(women) that what we started will greatly influence our children. From having both self-confidence and self-esteem, by setting a major goal in LIFE to become a GOOD ROLE MODEL to the next generation. 

I can't think what will be my Beauty Legacy I can leave for my two daughters.

My two daughters are born with beauty and brain. They have different characters, and each of them is very unique.

Despite of their uniqueness, I manage to know them better. 

The fact that I am the only child in our family, when I have them and become a single parent, I treat them as my sisters. Though my mother instinct is still there, I still watch them simultaneously both as a mother and a sister.

Unfolding and acquiring greater beauty everyday; but different approach, because each of them is unique and although they start off looking very similar to each other as well as to me---vice versa. They emerge with different personalities, be an early indication of a version like me, but still they are very different individuals.

BEAUTY inside and out

I have so many issues with my FACE and BODY all the time, and I am afraid my children will also see those imperfections in me. So many times, I run away from the mirror, though it sounds crazy and funny, but I do that just to make myself convince that I am not that old---I couldn't get away from myself.

Maybe others will believe that I have a disorder, but for me that is my way of releasing my doubts and having that low-esteem I get after separation.

I have to admit, I have to surrender that feeling. It's time to SURRENDER those NEGATIVE THOUGHTS that will get me into TROUBLE. Need to get back my CONFIDENCE and be a GOOD ROLE MODEL to them.

MY CHILDREN are my strength 
and my COMFORT

My eldest daughter, K-la is more of a ANALYSTS PERSONALITY, she is very imaginative, and she think strategically, she makes plan with everything. 

She loves to make slum books, design banner, love listening to music and edit videos.

She's fallen in loves with IT(Information Technology) course, she is filled with discovering and rediscovering what she loves.

And this reflect myself, I am into blogging, I write and review products, I also love making my own DIY thingy. My life is more on ONLINE WORKS and that's connected with computers.

My youngest Chelz, is more on a EXPLORER. Flexible and charming artists, always ready to explores and experience something new.

More of an ENTERTAINER, because she's spontaneous, energetic and enthusiastic dancer. And she cracks jokes all the time-life is no dull moment with her.

Just like me, I love to explore things that are new to me, up to now I am curious with the things I've seen for the first time. 

I am a dancer too! I am once an entertainer in school because I belong to a Dance Troupe. 

Personally, I am flattered to see my children have all my attributes, happy to be told we look alike - like I am invaded with my own self.

Both of my kids are ardent readers and top in their classes which is I am proud of. They are all EXCELLENT and I love them both.


Dove's Legacy is giving back that SELF-ESTEEM to all, make it be a mother, aunt, coach, a teacher, or a sister, every woman has the opportunity to stand and make a difference to a girl's self-esteem. 


Teaching them about BEAUTY is not the mere physical attribution of a person but also the BEAUTY within - the INTELLECTUAL FACTOR and GOOD CHARACTERISTICS.

Happy Women's Month from Dove!!!

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Friday, March 06, 2015

Araw ng Dabaw 2015 Schedule of Activities OFFICIAL #SHAREDavao #VisitDavaoPH

March 16. It's the 78th Birthday of Davao as a City.

So, we are inviting you to come and enjoy our yearly celebration of Araw ng Dabaw.

A Vibrant Feast and a celebration of LIFE!!!!

Mabuhay Araw ng Dabaw!!!


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Thursday, March 05, 2015

Davao City and Angeles City Sisters Pact Agreement

Everyone is asking about the pact made by the two cities, Davao and Angeles.  What about this? What PACT is this? What sisterhood pact are they referring to?


Last February 23, 2015, the local chief executive of Angeles City signed a memorandum of agreement(MOA) with the City of Davao, this is to established a sisterhood city pact that will help nourished, nurture and encourage cooperation between the two local governments and its constituents(read more HERE).

Talks about the GOVERNMENT SANS BOUNDARIES, which is the GOAL of our city Mayor, Rody Duterte and Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, an agreement to serve the people's welfare, and focus to the mutual support and opportunities that will benefit the two cities.

PEACE AND ORDERS POLICY, in which the Mayor of Angeles City wants to follow, as he describe Davao City as one of the safest cities in the Philippines.


It aims to promote strong ties, mutual understanding, friendship and goodwill in accordance of the agreement as sisterhood cities, through culture, education, arts & tourism, science and technology, youth development and awareness, public health advocacy, sports, environments, social services and a lot more.

Davao City has also forged sister-city agreement with:

  1. Guangxi Zhuang, Autonomous Region, China
  2. Quezon City, Philippines
  3. Tacoma, Washington, United States
  4. Vladivostok, Primorsky, Krai, Russia
  5. Uijeonbu City, South Korea      

WHAT IS A SISTER CITYIt is a long term relationship between two cities or countries. That will carry potential activities of any international program, the likes of professional(business), educational, sports and cultural exchange of projects.

The agreement of the two cities, Davao and Angeles, share information, including their best brochure in promoting tourism, city reports, and videos(if available). Develop strong city hall and business support and most importantly the people of the said cities will support and respect the said sister-city agreement to give concrete success and build meaningful friendship for both sides.

This will be a great news to all Dabawenyos, the more sister cities we have, the more opportunities we will get!


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Google Blogger Adult Content Policy Announced Previously is not being Implemented

Last week,  Google announced the change of policy of bloggers, about the distribution of Sexually Explicit Images or Graphic Nudity.

They received lots of feedback in making the policy change, impact from a longstanding blog and the negative impact it will give to an individual who post sexually explicit content by expressing their own identities.

As of today, Google change its mind on Bloggers Porn Policy. While changing its idea on that matter, Google still continue and gives a warning to all users that they must put a BLOG LABEL as "ADULT" by turning on the adult content setting, this will serve as a WARNING to all your followers/readers.

In case, your blog(with adult content) is brought into Google's attention and your content is not set to ADULT Warning, they will turn on the warning INTERSTITIAL by confirming user's age, and if this happens all the time, your BLOG may be removed.

You don't have to worry if your BLOG doesn't contain sexually explicit content, by following BLOGGERS CONTENT POLICY your blog is SAFE(no need to change settings).

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Wednesday, March 04, 2015

A Memoir of Jam Sebastian #PaalamJamSebastian

After months of battling lung cancer, Jam Vhille "Jam" Sebastian of the famous sensation "JAMICH" passed away today, March 4, 10:30AM.

I started following JAMICH on June 2011, when they
aired their first video in YOUTUBE--- "BY CHANCE". An autobiographical love story that inspired from the video of Wongfu Productions, "Strangers Again".


The video goes viral in FACEBOOK, that I myself was amazed how the two characters lead by Jam Sebastian and Michelle Liggayu give justice to each role.

There both not "sikat"(famous) that time, when they launched their video. But over a year, like most of the other stars who found fame on the internet, the two shared popularity as a rising stars, and the next big thing sensation in entertainment. They got guests spots on National TV, accept cover post in a magazine and grab product endorsement deal. 

But who really was JAM SEBASTIAN?

Jam Vhille Fernando Sebastian was born on March 20, 1986. He is the younger brother of Yexel Sebastian a former dancer of the group STREETBOYS and KIDS AT WORK, and now a famous toy collector in the Philippines.

Jam also direct, plan, shoot, make a script, narrate stories, make a title for their stories, etc.etc.,,,as posted to his FB Timeline

He is such a talented guy, no words to explain his talent. Born with so much dreams and ambitions in life. He surely left us with a mark both entertainment and with our personal experiences with his stories. 

Through his video we relate, we dream, we believe that someday we all going to achieve that, if we can help just one to make that person feel positive about what the future going through a life changing event, we will feel that this is just temporary, that this idea is GODs idea and Jam's project has all been worth while.

Jam suffered with LUNG CANCER and stop making videos for JAMICH. The JAMICH FANS able to relate the situation and therefore felt alone waiting for the possibilities where Jam and Mich makes another positive short stories that will open the door to those who feel relatable with the experiences be it through relationship with family, as a couple, journey of life, and in general.

Jam ended his battle, submitting all his life videos to his MAKER, but aiming that someday his works will not be left unheard or unseen. 

JAM gives positive outlook for others to relate and to aspire others to make videos that includes real stories, real people and talk about their accomplishments as well as their day to day experiences --- anything that will give a bit of encouragement to all of our youth for today.

Here's another video that I've watched, not once, twice but many times. And honestly, this is the video that made me cried.

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7-Eleven Davao Job Openings UPDATE!!!!

Be part of the Philippines Number 1 convenient store, 7-Eleven.

(c) Wiki

Philippines Seven Corporation or the PSC, was registered with the SEC on November 1982. In December 13, 1982, it acquired from Southland Corporation or famously known now as Seven Eleven Inc., at Dallas, Texas the license to operate 7-Eleven stores in the Philippines.

The first branch of 7-Eleven opened its door on February 29, 1984, located at the corner of Kamias Road and EDSA Quezon City, Metro Manila. Considering the economic stability of our country that time, 7-Eleven manage to grew slowly. 

From its humble beginnings at Quezon City, now they have 500-stores still standing and dominating convenient industries. Through out the years, their store branches touches the lives of Filipinos across different demographics and now dominating Mindanao, first stop DAVAO CITY.


On its ongoing expansion program they are looking for aggressive and independent individuals Dabawenyos to fill in the following positions:

Interested applicants, you may send your RESUME via email:


Most preferably, there looking for a working student, that would like to work in a morning shift and study at night. SALARY is based on minimum wage.

UPDATE!!! Additional Job Openings!!!!

If you find yourself, you are the best applicant fit for these positions, please do send your RESUME to the address indicated above.

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Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Araw Ng Dabaw 2015 Schedule of Activities - TENTATIVE #ArawNgDabaw

Here is the Tentative schedule for the 78th Araw ng Dabaw 2015:

March 9  : OPENING CEREMONY 5PM at Rizal Park

March 10 : BANDA HUDYAKA 1PM at San Pedro Street

March 11 : City Hall Employee's Day 9AM-5PM at Quezon Park

March 12 : DAVAO UNPLUGGED 6PM at San Pedro Square

March 13 : ARAW NG DABAW MUSICFEST 2015 3PM-2AM at San Pedro square 

March 14 : DATU BAGO AWARDS 5PM at Royal Mandaya Hotel

March 14 : MUTYA NG DAVAO 2015 Coronation Night 7PM at Davao City Recreational Center (formerly known as ALMENDRAS GYM)

March 16 : PARADA DABAWENYO 7AM at Magsaysay Ave. to CM Recto to Bonifacio St. to Legaspi St. till the end tail of the parade at San Pedro Street.


March 16, 1936, A Congressman from Davao Romualdo Quimpo filed a bill 609 and passed as Commonwealth Act 51, creating City of Davao from the so called town of Davao or MAYO and Guianga District.

And on October 16, 1936, President Manuel L. Quezon inaugurated Davao as a CHARTER CITY. And the City of Davao became a provincial capitol of a United DAVAO PROVINCE.

Davao City is one of the first two towns become a city in Mindanao, the other one is Zamboanga.

source: DAVAO CITY

Happy 78th Birthday my Beloved Davao City!!!!!!

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Monday, March 02, 2015

How to set a Twitter Cards For Blogger #Twitter #TwitterCards

Are you familiar with Twitter Cards? I am just curious looking at my co-bloggers twitter link, I thought they just post the photo then put the description, the same as we post our statuses at our Facebook timeline wherein we post photo and put description and link. Then I found out about this TWITTER CARDS when I change my blogger templates.

Twitter Cards is the newest functionality develop by TWITTER, that makes it possible to attached photos, videos, or other media preferences straight from your website. Tweets that link to your content, when other users tweets your link will have a card added to the TWEET POST that's visible to other users/followers. But before I go to the tutorial, let me first help you get acquainted with different types of Twitter Cards that used mostly by Bloggers. 

Summary Card - Can be used for many kinds of web content, like the blog post and news articles online. It is designed to give a preview of the content before clicking your site. This is good for product review, fashion, web article and restaurant endorsement.

Summary Card with Large Image - To give your followers a nice large, full-width prominent image with a tweet summary description about your post. Good for Food, Travel and Beauty bloggers.


Photo Card - Here you can see the frontal and center Image of the photo you have tweeted, and by clicking it you will see the full and detailed view of the photo. This is used by most of the photographer, traveler and design bloggers.

Gallery Card - A collection of photos which tell your follower when you about to click the link you will see more photos in the post. Used mostly by Real Estate Broker/Agent and Travelers.

See other types here >>> Twitter Cards
*Sample photo taken from Twitter Cards.

A. Step-by-step Tutorial For Bloggers using Splendid Free Templates:

There are two set of a guide that I used here. Honestly, I am having a hard time setting up with the code snippet that instructed given to me by my templates developer. But I religiously studied and followed all what is given from their step-by-step tutorial.

In my Pink Blossoms blog, I used this tutorial:

First, Go to Blogger Templates > Edit > CTRL F then type this code: <b:includable id='post' var='post'>  

Second, you will see a code something like this:

Third, change @yourname to your Twitter account handler name, and to be your site URL.

B. Another way to put Twitter Card for blogger for any other kind of template use.

This is done for only 2 minutes.

Follow step 1(A) and type this code <head> and paste this code snippet just below it.

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
   <b:if cond='data:blog.metaDescription'>
      <meta content='summary_large_image' name='twitter:card'/>
      <meta content='@bloggerrecipes' name='twitter:site'/>
      <meta content='@bloggerrecipes' name='twitter:creator'/>
      <meta expr:content='data:blog.pageName' name='twitter:title'/>
      <meta expr:content='data:blog.metaDescription' name='twitter:description'/>
      <b:if cond='data:blog.postImageThumbnailUrl'>
         <meta expr:content='data:blog.postImageThumbnailUrl' name='twitter:image:src' />
Make sure to replace the @bloggerrecipes with your own Twitter Handler Name.
I choose 'summary_large_image' Twitter card type.
And test and submit the new code made with the Twitter Validator. This will be the outcome:

So if you're going to share your Twitter post to your follower, this will be the result.

Source: BloggerDIY and Bthemez

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Get To Know Mozilla Firefox Hello

I upgraded my Mozilla browser, and I saw a HELLO(emoticon) BUTTON at the left corner of my tab bar.

Curious to know what is it, I hover to that Hello icon button and click it.


Recently Mozilla launches their Firefox Hello, the first global communication system that build direct into a browser to make easy access to everyone.

As you upgrade your Mozilla browser you will see it in the MENU BAR or the CUSTOMIZATION PANEL.

Click the "START A CONVERSATION" button in order to create your first conversation or this will be your start-up CHAT.

When you start a conversation, a CHAT BOX will appear showing a self-view, in which a person you invited or just see the link clicks it and join your conversation.

I copy the LINK. Posted it on my Facebook Account.

And if someone see the link on my TIMELINE, then click that link, they will see this in their browser(even if they are not using Mozilla browser).

And if you want to navigate to another site, you can leave Firefox Hello. Then if someone join your conversation, HELLO will notify you by showing a BLUE
HELLO ICON and you will get an audio alert.

You can set up an URL for easy access of your conversation over video or audio, and make a name for you conversation. This can be done without the need of signing up for an account or giving your personal information.

Sample of a Conversation Window in Firefox Hello

And if you want to use Firefox Hello to your everyday
contacts, you want to be with them all the time, make sure that they have a Firefox Account. And if you have a Google account, you can sync or import contacts to your HELLO ADDRESS BOOK, just sign in to your Google account and accept permission to import contacts.

What are you waiting for? Say "HELLO" to your friends, family and relatives today. Here's how to get started

Demonstration of Firefox Hello


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