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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

PNOY Rating Continues To Decline

President Benigno "Noynoy" S. Aquino's net satisfaction rating continues to decline. That is according to the latest survey released by the Social Weather Station (SWS) conducted this June 2011.

In November 2010, Aquino's rating is at +64. It plummeted to +51 in March 2011, then further declined to +46 this June.

The study also reveals that most of those dissatisfied with the President are women, those in Class D, NCR residents, and some parts of Luzon. He continues to enjoy high ratings in the Visayas and Mindanao Area.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Is Facebook Safe?

According to research studies, Filipinos are known to be one of the most active Facebook users in the world. In fact, we are not only active users, but we are one of the most active in terms of uploading pictures and videos.

While many people get hooked on using social networking sites as a way of interacting to others, finding long lost friends, and sharing their thoughts, it is also quite alarming that the number of social network-related crimes and violence is rising.

Recently, a Filipino actor-director, Ricky Rivero, has been stabbed a couple of times by someone whom he only got acquainted with in Facebook. This, along with other "unheard" stories, make up a long list of the bad effects of Social Networking Sites, especially to the kids and the young people.

While we can't really stop people from registering on these sites, may we take heed of the below basic precautions:

• Never post important personal details that you don't normally give to everyone (Bank Details, Cellphone Numbers, Credit Card Numbers)

• Accept only Friend Requests that you personally know. Do not accept friend requests just because you have a common friend.

• Do not just click forwarded links.

• As much as possible, persons allowed to view your profile/page should only be those people listed on your friends list.

• Never chat with someone whom you do not personally know.

These are just some of those basic but helpful tips we can follow to avoid, if not minimize the harms done by social networking sites to users.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Purchasing Medical Uniforms and Scrubs

For at least more than fire years now, Nursing has become one of the most (if not the most) sought-after courses by the Filipino youth.

While some really has inclination to medicine and science courses, most of the students prefer Nursing because they think that this is their passport to migrate to other countries such as Singapore, Canada, the United States and United Kingdom. This is because in the early 2000s, many of our nurses were given the opportunity to work in these countries, and when they got back to the Philippines, they were able to acquire houses, lands and other properties. Needless to say, the salary/pay in other countries are much much bigger as compared to what they could have been receiving domestically.

On this thought, the young, after graduating from High School, are enticed to enroll in colleges and universities that offer Nursing and/or Pre-medicine courses.

With the increase in number of nursing students, graduates and professional nurses, nursing equipments, uniform and gadgets also increased. Typically, you can find stores that offer medical supplies, equipments and uniforms near colleges, universities, and hospitals. There are also specific areas in the Metropolis where these supplies and uniforms are sold in cheaper prices. The area of Bambang in Manila is well-known for stores that sell medical equipments at lower prices, while in Divisoria, you can purchase nursing scrubs and hospital uniforms.

While some students and nurses prefer to purchase at low costs in these stores and location, others, especially those who have busy schedules, are buying uniforms via the internet. However, as there are a lot of fake online stores, it is very important to purchase on online stores that are proven to sell nursing uniforms at the best quality. One of those authentic online stores is may be found in this link: http://www.blueskyscrubs.com/categories/Scrubs/Scrubs-for-Women/ .

There are other online stores that offer quality nursing scrubs and medical uniforms and I shall be very glad to update the links for you in the coming days.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Paquito Diaz Dies

After battling with several complications, veteran actor Paquito Diaz, 73, is confirmed dead on March 3, 2011. He died in his home in Daraga, Albay.

Paquito Diaz, brother of Romy (another veteran actor) and father to son Joko, is well-remembered for his antagonist portrayals on most of Fernado Poe Jr.'s movies in the 70's to 90's.

photo credit: pinaysaamerika

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Oscar Awards Winners 2011

And the 2011 Oscar goes to....

Best Supporting Actress: Mellisa Leo (The Fighter)
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale (The Fighter)
Best Actress: Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
Best Actor: Colin Firth (The King's Speech)
Best Picture: The King's Speech


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fashionable Nursing Scrubs

Being a complete novice with regards to surgical and medical terms, I was a bit confused when my brother, who is based in the United Kingdom, has emailed me and asked me where he could buy nursing scrubs. Though the hospital where he is currently employed provides one, he said that it is always good that he has an alternate scrub on his own.

He went on to explain that nursing scrubs, together with cotton surgical scrubs, are those suits that medical practicioners, particularly nurses and nursing assistants, wear while on duty. Needless to say, they should always look neat and nice whenever assisting patients- but then, neat and nice should not mean you could not be fashionable.

These days, there are nursing scrubs that are trendy and cool to wear. There are also cotton surgical scrubs that have nice prints and can fit the character of the one wearing them.

I told my brother that there will definitely be cheap scrubs for men that are sold here in the local market, however, I am not so sure if these are authentic.

I searched for the web and found out that there are online shops that offer comfortable and quality (yet trendy!) nursing scrubs. Maybe, I will just ask my brother to purchase online rather than let me buy for him. This makes it more beneficial for him because he'll get to chose the one trendy and fashionable scrub that he likes to wear at work.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Angelo Reyes Is Dead

This came as a total shock, I had to stop and say to myself, what in the world happened?

Early this morning, I received a text message from a colleague who told me Former Armed Forces Chief of Staff and National Defense Secretary Angelo Reyes died (or rather, committed suicide) at the Loyola Memorial Park, Marikina City.

Angelo Reyes had a gunshot wound in his chest and was proclaimed dead on arrival at the Quirino Memorial Medical Center. He was 65 years old.

Earlier, his name is included as one of those who have allegedly misused the funds of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, along with former Major General Carlos Garcia.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Plea Bargaining Agreement: Senate Live Streaming Hearing

The Senate Hearing on the controversial Plea Bargaining Agreement deal made by Major General Carlos Garcia with the Ombudsman is now happening.

I believe ANC is doing a live streaming video but unfortunately, there was a bit of technical glitz earlier, so now I'm desperate in finding a Live Streaming Video of the Senate Inquiry.

For sure, this will again, be an exciting session as the major persons will be there to account their testimonies.

There are rumors in Twitter that there will be another MAJOR MAJOR witness who is expected to testify against Garcia, so we better watch out for it.

Meanwhile, the fiesty Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has given a prelude of what's gonna happen to today's hearing. Senator Santiago tweets:

"I'm at the Senate hearing. I hope my bp doesn't shoot up."

Monday, January 24, 2011

Bus Explosion Along EDSA-Buendia

It is confirmed!

A bus has exploded today, January 25, 2011, along EDSA-Buendia Northbound. MMDA, thru its official twitter account, reports that the Makati Ambulance, Firetrucks, PNP, Bomb Squad, are now on the scene.

Unconfirmed reports from various twitter accounts say that there are at least 7 bodies injured due to the incident.

Picture of Newman Goldliner Bus which exploded in EDSA-Buendia may be seen here.

Tags: Bus Explosion, MMDA, twitter,

Thursday, January 20, 2011

MRT Fare Hike

Ten people were hurt in an accident involving one of the escalators of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) system at the MRT Ayala Ave. Station in Makati City on January 18, 2011.

Two days later, on January 20, 2011, smokes came in beneath the cars of an MRT train when the train brakes malfunctioned. Several people were injured when the passengers panicked to get out of the train.

And you expect people to be happy and just accept the government's approval of the LRT/MRT Fare Hikes?

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Who Hosts Your Site?

My quest to further increase my knowledge about paid websites and web hosting services continues.

[ For those unfamiliar with my topic, Wikipedia defines web hosting service as a type of internet hosting services which allows individuals (or corporations/organizations) to create their own websites and make it accessible in the world wide web.]

There are now a lot of web hosts that offer their services, so people like me can just actually get one in an instant. However, the tricky part is to ensure that you get the best value for your money; meaning that, you have to ensure that the web hosting service you get should provide the things you need for your website.

The basic necessities that I'm looking for on web hosting services are: that the applications I need should be available at any time, frequency of data backup, and plentiful storage.

But still, there are other web host services that offer managed hosting. This means that a dedicated group of specialists from your web host monitors your services, performs frequent backup, and ensures that their clients (meaning us) do not worry about their web infrastructures, and instead focus our selves on our respective works and businesses.

Other than basic web hosting and managed hosting, some hosts also offer Colocation. Colocation is good for web-based businesses because it allows the small businesses to place their services into a bigger rack/storage/facility and share that bigger rack's bandwith, meaning, better speed on your networks.

So before you grab a web host, make sure to choose the best one that suits your need.

Remember the simple rule: Value for Money.

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