Friday, October 30, 2009

Stars openly support Noynoy for presidency

Earlier tonight, the full length video of Noynoy Hindi ka Nag iisa was aired on primetime television which shows most of the stars regardless of network, openly supports Noynoy Aquino in his presidency. The road to the presidency had a lot of twists as Chiz Escudero broke away from his political party, Former president Erap still wanted to run for office and Manny Villar will not give up without a fight. The opposition is divided and it may affect the result of the upcoming election. Can Noynoy successfully use the combined Ninoy and Cory "magic" or will the "magic" of the administration prevail? God save our country.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Multiply officially supports online sellers

Since the birth of Web 2.0 at the beginning of this century. The world wide web was no longer exclusive to those who knew how to design a website but was now easily accessible to anyone. Thanks to social networking sites like Friendster, Facebook and Multiply, having your own home page is like creating a word document. It also opened opportunities for small entrepreneurs who cannot afford a small stall on malls or even an online shop. Social networking sites made it a lot easier for them to promote their products without paying a single cent. Now, these entrepreneurs is now officially supported by Multiply by integrating them on the Multiply network. the full details after the jump.

Multiply launched recently their Multiply Sellers sub domain and officially announced their full support to online seller thus making e-commerce virtually easy for all.

Until now, running a shop on Multiply has technically been a violation of our terms of service. As long as you didn't spam anyone though, we simply looked the other way and let you go about your business. I know that this policy didn't exactly give you all a lot of comfort, so I'm happy to announce that we've updated our terms of service to reflect the fact that running a shop on Multiply is now an officially endorsed activity.

If you would like to run a shop on Multiply, all you have to do is identify yourself as an online seller. To do this, click on "my account" at the top of any page and then on "My Account Info". In the Account Type field just check the box to indicate that your account is an online shop. That's it! Once you make this change, you'll see "Online Seller" appear below your headshot on your site (or "Premium Seller" if you have a Premium account).

Please help us spread the word on this. You will need to check this box in order to continue to run your shop on Multiply, but we understand that it will take time for everyone to get the message.

Also, please continue to be mindful of our spam policy. Sending unsolicited personal messages, or posting to groups, for the purpose of promoting your shop is considered spam and could result in the cancellation of your account.

Being officially supported and having the ability to identify yourself as an online seller is a great first step, but we have more to come. In the near future we'll start adding features designed explicitly for you to help you better run your business on Multiply. The reason for this group is to allow you to help guide us in those efforts.

For now, thanks for your continued support of Multiply and I'll be back in touch soon with many, many questions. :-)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Will Erap ever learn?

As the deadline on filing of candidacy for the 2010 election becomes nearer, Most of the public figures are one by one revealing their true intentions for the coming election. One of them is the former 13th president Joseph "Erap" Estrada. For those who were living under a rock or playing World of Warcraft or other similar internet games, Erap "stepped-down" from the presidency last January 20, 2001 and was succeeded by Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Erap vacated the seat of power due to the pressure of the impeachment charges and the so called Edsa II. Today, he officially announce his candidacy for the upcoming presidential elections because the people "told him to". Now the question is, Will the people still vote Erap after what happened last 2001? Will the other candidates allow him to run for office? Let's just say he won again, will the same impeachment happen again? There are so many questions that are rising now and as far as I can see, Erap is a liability in the so called "Genuine Opposition". The votes are going to be divided as Noynoy, Chiz, Erap and Vilar all wanted to win the presidency, and as for Gloria, she's confident that her sole candidate Gilberto Teodoro will get the undivided votes from their supporters. God save our country.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Climate Change: The bomb is ticking

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Today we tackle an alarming phenomenon we call climate change. If you are too lazy to read from the link, it is basically something that is currently happening to our Mother Earth right this moment and it's all thanks to us. Some say that the tragedy of typhoon Ondoy and Pepeng got something to do with climate change, some say it's the retaliation of mother nature to us because of mercilessly cutting down trees from our forests. I say it's an obvious sign that we must care for our home planet before it is too late. Many world organizations are giving their best effort to warn an educate us about the impending destruction of our planet. Remember guys, we haven't found a suitable planet that will cater our basic needs to live. I do hope our next generation will not suffer from our irresponsibility towards our planet and I do hope we can still have a next generation. I know what you are thinking, "What? another environmental activist?! lame!" I know we are being redundant about this environmental thing yet not everyone seems to grasp the message. The biological time bomb is ticking and it is a matter of time before we lose our beloved planet.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

CDR King's website hacked

The famous store of Chinese re-branded stuff cdr-king suffered a DDoS attacked claimed by a certain group called "Team Rocket" based from a popular children's anime Pokemon. Wonder if the webmaster knew what happened.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize

US President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Price for his "extraordinary efforts" to promote world peace. Some were happy, some were shocked and some questioned the award giving bodies. The Norwegian committee which awards the prize states airily that he is being given it "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between people."

The award was given to Obama based on his support of nuclear disarmament, his concern over climate change, and his desire for peace in the middle east.

Many questioned the award due to the fact that he's been in service for just 9 months and they say that it might not have been better to wait for him to have longer service in office His political opponents in the US are infuriated by what they see as a partisan endorsement of a man who has yet to do anything more concrete than issue a series of pleasant sounding speeches.

The same issue was debated before when Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize over Blessed Mother Teresa based on a bunch of power point presentation about global warming.

Is Obama worthy of the prize or is it politics that is behind all this?

Friday, October 09, 2009

Flooding in Pangasinan

It's 2:42 a.m. and I'm still working. Nothing wrong with that because I'm on the night shift this week. While monitoring the news on DZMM Teleradyo, as part of my job, I just heard that Ondoy's successor, Pepeng, is currently wreaking havoc in Pangasinan.

As of 1:41 a.m., DZMM Teleradyo has received reports that some dams, including but not limited to San Roque Dam and Binga Dam, near or within the proximity of Pangasinan are overflowing due to heavy rains caused by the said typhoon. Majority of Pangasinan is experiencing floods, with water level reaching the roof of houses. There are also reports that there are approximately 1,000 people stranded in SM Pangasinan, with the water level reaching the 2nd floor of the building.

The National Disaster Coordinating Council and the local government of Pangasinan is already looking into the matter to see what actions can be taken in response to the situation. But in the event that you want to check on your relatives or friends in Pangasinan, if you have any, you can report your concerns or advise your loved ones to coordinate with NDCC at 911-5061. You can also check out the Siopao Master's post last September 27, 2009 at 1:01 a.m. for other emergency contact numbers.

Let us continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in Northern Luzon.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Calling All Filipino Bloggers

We are all invited by Bloggers Kapihan to participate in an event that will make us unite under one cause to stop climate change. We are encourage to blog about it on October 15, 2009. Click the badge below for details

Monday, October 05, 2009

Today is Teachers' Day

Let us honor all the teachers in our country. They are the key to the future of our generation

By Presidential Proclamation No. 479 to honor more than 500,000 teachers nationwide. However, (Tagalog:Araw ng mga Guro) in the Philippines (Teacher's Day) is actually celebrated in schools between the months of September and October (mainly elementary and secondary levels). Teachers are presented with orchid corsages by students. Groups of students representing various grade levels perform short skits or song and dance numbers, or read poetry for their teachers in front of fellow schoolmates in school-wide activities. These activities are planned by senior students in the Student Council who coordinate the activities well in advance. For Filipino-Chinese schools, a program is usually organized by students for teachers on September 27, while September 28, considered as the actual Teacher's Day, is a school holiday where both teachers and students are allowed to rest. September 28 was chosen because it is known as the birthday of famous Chinese philosopher Confucius.

For some universities in the Metro Manila area, Catholic Teachers' Day is celebrated on the second week of February.