Gotcha!

We should be doing more of this. Kudos to William Todcor for breaking this story before the media picked it up. Susunod na tutukan yung mga taga-Highways hehe.

GMA News: BONTOC, Mountain Province – Josefino Ong, the revenue district officer of this province who is set to retire this year, could lose his retirement benefits should he be found guilty of bribery charges.

Ong was indicted by the Mountain Province prosecutor’s office this week for direct bribery with no bail recommended, a week after his arrest during an entrapment operation by the police on July 24.

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Scrap Physical Education!

I’m not sure I’ll agree with a University of Baguio official’s proposal to scrap Rizal courses in college but I definitely agree with the proposal to scrap Physical Education. Seriously, I don’t see the relevance of PE as a general education subject. If someone wants to major in PE, then that’s well and good. But to require everyone to take PE courses is just a waste of time and resources.

I actually have a friend from our part of the world who refused to take PE in college. Well, she eventually took the PE classes but she was on her early 30s when she graduated. Eh paano ba naman pinadadamit ng leotard sa kanilang Rhythmics class? Tapos sasayaw pa sila sa Foundation Day?

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Go Negosyo Fetes CAR Entrepreneurs

Congratulations to these entrepreneurs. It’s good that some organizations are recognizing their achievements and contribution to our communities. It’s honest to goodness businesses like these that should give us hope that all is not lost in the Philippines, ano?


PhilStar via yahoo: The Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship-Go Negosyo awarded seven traders in the Cordilleras as “The Most Inspiring Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR) Entrepreneurs” for achieving success in small and medium-scale industries.

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BSU’s Squash Noodles


Earlier, when we came across news reports that a noodle factory will be built in Benguet to produce vegetable noodles, we wondered how vegetables — particularly the green, leafy ones — can be turned into noodles. Well, the folks at Benguet State University proved that you can make noodles out of squash as you can see in this Inquirer interview with Dr. Violeta Salda of BSU’s Vegetable Processing Center. I suppose this is a good project because it opens a market for squash farmers.

Lost in Translation

This is interesting. Using Google translate to convert a Spanish article on the Cordilleras to English produces an interesting, maybe “eyebrow-raising”, results. Consider this:

Spanish:
Los miembros de la tribu Igorot hace ya algunos años que dejaron de vestir su tradicional taparrabos o “bahad”, que ahora portan en ocasiones especiales, como bodas o festivales, y las mujeres tampoco lucen a diario el “tapis”, una falda blanca, negra y roja que deja al descubierto todo su torso.

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