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Conficker April 1st - April Fools Virus

When you first bought your computer (workstation) or your laptop, did you set your Automatic Updates to install Microsoft Security Updates daily?
Did you install anti-virus software and download updates daily?If you have not done it lately, it's highly recommended to download the latest Windows Security Updates and run anti-virus live update for your workstation. This is to minimize risk of exposure, patch vulnerabilty and close known exploit. This coming April 1st, April fools day a virus known as The Conficker Worm will start attacking computers connected to the network and Internet. I don't know the attack pattern, in the past the attacker created a botnet to disabled known website through Denial of Service Attack. The method of attack might be different as they know that most businesses added security measures against this type of attack.This is the time to run Windows Update, update your antibot software, and update your anti-virus software.continue reading: http://www.kin…

Arroyo welcomes Papua New Guinea prime minister

"MANILA, Philippines – President Arroyo welcomed visiting Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Michael Somare on Boracay Island Sunday afternoon to kick off his four-day official visit to the Philippines.A Malacañang statement said Somare, accompanied by a lean delegation, landed at around 3:20 p.m. at the Caticlan Airport.Receiving him were Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Gen. Alexander Yano who led the military honors for him." (2009, GmaNews.TV)

Cyber spies hack into DFA computers

"MANILA, Philippines—The computer network of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has been infiltrated by a cyber spy network based mainly in China, Canadian researchers said on Saturday.
The Philippines is one of the 103 countries where classified documents from government and private organizations, including the computers of the Dalai Lama and Tibetan exiles, have been hacked into, according to the Information Warfare Monitor (IWM)." (2009, Inquirer.Net)

San Miguel 2008 net profit up 124%

"MANILA (AFP) — San Miguel Corp., one of the Philippines' largest companies, said Thursday that net profits rose 124 percent from a year earlier to 19.3 billion pesos (400.5 million dollars) in 2008, mostly through asset sales amid flat demand.

The group, known for its beer but which is rapidly diversifying into heavy industries, said net profit excluding "non-recurring gains on sale of investments and properties" rose 4.0 percent to 7.22 billion pesos.

Sales grew 14 percent to 168 billion pesos.

San Miguel president Ramon Ang said "a combination of operating leverage and tighter reining in on costs" allowed the company to grow its profits amidst difficult market conditions." (2009, Google.com)

Long Beach couple pleads guilty to smuggling immigrants

"A Long Beach couple has pleaded guilty to smuggling people from the Philippines into the United States and forcing them to work at the couple's home and two elder care homes, federal investigators said today.
Evelyn Pelayo, 53, pleaded guilty Monday to forced labor and the unlawful conduct of holding passports to further forced labor. In a plea agreement, Pelayo admitted she paid co-defendant Rodolfo Deafeliz, 39, $6,000 to smuggle two undocumented immigrants into the U.S. and then forced them to work at her elder care homes, Vernon Way Care Home and Walton Care Home. She confiscated their passports and threatened to turn them over to authorities if they tried to escape." (2009, latimesblogs.latimes.com)

Empty cargo ships wait out the economy in Philippine ports

"Reporting from Subic Bay, Philippines -- The slump in global trade has left a growing armada of empty cargo ships and tankers cruising the seas in search of the cheapest places to drop anchor while they ride out the economic storm.About 1,000 of the world's shipping vessels are laid up for lack of freight, and the number could swell to several thousand in the next few years, Norwegian risk management foundation Det Norske Veritas reported this month. Popular Southeast Asian ports such as Singapore are turning ships away." (2009, Latimes.com)

Filipino War Veterans Take Advantage of Delayed US Response

"Thousands of Filipinos fought for the United States military against Japan during the Second World War. But, after the war, these veterans began another long battle to gain recognition as American war veterans. Victory came more than 60 years later, when the U.S. Congress granted a one-time cash payment to all Filipino veterans for "suffering endured". Frail and old now, some veterans say it has come nearly too late. The pulmonary ward of Manila's Veterans Hospital is filled with old and frail men, once able-bodied soldiers who helped the United States defeat Japan during the Second World War.For them, a new American law granting at least $9,000 as a one-time payment for their service in the U.S. military has come almost too late." (2009, Voanews.com)

Philippine general take leave at height of hostage crisis

"MANILA, March 23 (Xinhua) -- A top Philippine army general in charge of military operations to free three kidnapped international aid workers took a leave on Monday after a recent military raid into the rebels' lair failed to reach the hostages.
Maj. Gen. Juancho Sabban, commander of the military's Joint Task Force Comet, will attend a Colombian seminar on counter-insurgency and his leave will last two weeks, Navy spokesman and the hostage crisis spokesman Lt. Col. Edgard Arevalo announced Monday.
Arevalo said Col. Eugene Clemen, commander of the 3rd Marine Brigade - one of the two Marine brigades under the operational control of the JTF Comet, will be the acting commander of the taskforce during the absence of Sabban." (2009, Xinhuanet.com)

South Asia Becoming Dangerous For Media

"Escalating violence in South Asia has been putting more journalists at risk, a New York-based media watchdog said on Monday, although the most dangerous places for the profession remained Iraq, Sierra Leone and Somalia.
Those three nations, all in a state of war, have the worst records for failing to solve murders of journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said.
About 523 journalists have been killed across the world since 1998 in an "impunity index" compiled by the CPJ, listing at least 14 states with high numbers of unsolved journalist murder cases against the size of the population.
"The political situation in South Asia is deteriorating," Shawn Crispin, CPJ Asia programme consultant, told Reuters after the group announced its second "impunity index".
"These countries are entering now into eras of sustained armed conflict and as soon as that happens, journalists are immediately at risk."
Crispin said some journalists in Sri L…

ABS-CBN broke embargo

"MANILA, Philippines—Manny Pacquiao, a master in the boxing ring, has stepped into a different kind of fray—one that has placed him right in the middle of a fierce rivalry between the country’s two biggest television networks.
In a telepress conference Monday organized by GMA 7 and Solar Sports, Pacquiao denied he had severed ties with Solar Sports and said the video on his planned transfer to ABS-CBN was prematurely shown by the Lopez-family controlled network.
He said he had an agreement with ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. that the statement on his transfer would not be aired until he had threshed out certain issues regarding his contract with Solar Sports." (2009, Inquirer.net)

It's everything iPhone 3.0

This is the answer to all the questions you have for your iPhone. Advancing to another level of success, Apple brings out iPhone 3.0 with 100 new features. This includes search your iPhone, Cut, Copy and Paste, Send Photos, Contacts, Audio files, and location via MMS, read and compose email/text messages

Here's a video to watch to know more about iPhone.


Amazed? If not, head to Apple.com and read more about the most advanced mobile OS.

How to set your router to allow NAT to OPEN and having the availability to connect multiple consoles.

If you are trying to fix NAT connection problem with your Xbox Live, you come to the right place (well I provide other informations IT-related). It took me a while to resolve this on my own, with the help of reading some articles as noted here.


For this article, I will use my router device (also my wireless, gateway and firewall) Motorola SBG900 for my example.

Configure your Router. You need to login to your router (or firewall) and add the following ports needed to run Xbox Live. These are TCP 80, UDP 88, UDP/TCP 3074, UDP/TCP 53, UDP 1900, and TCP 5000. The 80 and 53 are needed anyway. The port 80 is for browsing the Internet and 53 for resolving the DNS information. The ports 88 and 3074 are port Xbox Live prots. Enable Universal Plag N Play (UPnP). Some router device configuration have an easy way to enable it. If you don't have this feature, you need to add port UDP 1900 and TCP 5000 to enable support of UPnP frameworks.NAT Open. You need to add entry for port fowarding to all…

Hopes fade for Philippines release

"Hopes are fading that Abu Sayyaf rebels in the southern Philippines will soon release at least one of the aid workers they have been holding hostage for more than two months.
A release had been expected on Thursday, after an apparent agreement was reached which would see the military pulling back from an offensive against fighters from the Abu Sayyaf group believed to be holding the three employees of the International Committe of the Red Cross (ICRC)." (2009, aljazeera.net)

Pacific Storm now a Philippine anomaly

"Mark this as a season of disgrace for the poor Filipino.
Nick Bruan, a lean, dusky, overworked daily wage-earner who had pinned his hopes on Manny Pacquiao, woke up feeling downcast yesterday.
The poor fellow felt terribly cheated.
Nick, who literally had to scratch the earth for a living, could not bear the news that Pacquiao had dumped Solar Sports as carrier of his fights in the Philippines.
OK, Nick was no great fan of Solar Sports, nor of ABS-CBN Broadcasting, which Pacquiao took in as new partner." (2009, Inquirer.net)

Philippine Stocks Rating Cut to ‘Neutral’ at JPMorgan

"March 18 (Bloomberg) -- Philippine stocks were downgraded at JPMorgan Chase & Co., which said Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co.’s acquisition of a stake in Manila Electric Co. will increase risks for the nation’s most valuable company.
The market’s rating was cut to “neutral” from “overweight” in JPMorgan’s emerging markets and Asia portfolios that exclude Japan, analysts Kelly Lim-Bate and Adrian Mowat wrote in a report today.
Philippine Long Distance, also known as PLDT, has dropped for six of the past seven days since it announced the purchase of a stake in Manila Electric, the nation’s biggest power retailer, which is also known as Meralco. The company has a 30 percent weighting on the Philippine Stock Exchange Index, which has retreated 6.1 percent this year." (2009, Bloomberg.com)

Territorial Disputes

"A new Philippine law reasserting Manila's claim to disputed islands in the South China Sea has rankled its neighbors, drawing criticisms from Vietnam, Taiwan and China. Earlier this week, China sent a patrol boat to the South China Sea, once again highlighting why the area has long been considered one of Asia's flashpoints.
Protesting fishermen call for ouster of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, scrapping of the agreement in China on Spratly island (File)Philippine President Gloria Arroyo signed the Baselines Law, last week, without fanfare. However, reaction from the country's neighbors have been swift and scathing. The law defines the extent of what the Philippines' considers its exclusive economic zone and reaffirmed claims to the disputed Spratly Islands, off its western seaboard." (2009, Voanews.com)

Fujitsu cutting 1,750 Philippines jobs

"MANILA (AFP) - Japan's Fujitsu Ltd. announced plans on Wednesday to axe 1,750 jobs in the Philippines, blaming the global economic downturn.
Workers have been offered early retirement packages to leave Fujitsu Computer Products Corp., which makes disk drives, said Ernesto Espinosa, a manager.
"We launched a voluntary leaving programme and the reason for this is that because of the global recession," he told AFP.
Labour Secretary Marianito Roque told reporters the government had been notified of the plan, which takes effect on April 18.
He said this brought the number of Filipinos who had lost their jobs since the financial crisis unfolded last year to about 45,000.
The government expects 800,000 people to lose jobs, mainly in the electronics and clothing sectors, before the downturn eases." (2009, Yahoo.com)

Bohol native crowned 2009 Miss Gay Philippines

"Mula sa lalawigan ng Bohol ang nahirang na Miss Gay Philippines ngayong 2009, kung saan naging hurado ang tatlong dating beauty queen ng Pilipinas. Sa Chika Minute portion ng "24 Oras" nitong Miyerkules, sinabing 22 ang kandidata na nagpatalbugan sa kagandahan at talino para sa ika-30 na Miss Gay Philippines.Nagsilbing hurado sa patimpalak ang mga dating beauty queen na sina Evangeline Pascual, Alma Concepcion at Maria Isabel Lopez.Sa Filipina competition pa lang nagpabonggahan na ang mga kalahok kung saan nagwagi ang candidate no. 5 na mula sa lalawigan ng Bacolod. " (2009, GMAnews.TV)

Driving lesson nearly causes air disaster in Philippines

"A Philippine man nearly caused a disaster in an eastern city when he used an airport runway to teach his girlfriend to drive just as a passenger plane was about to land, an official said Tuesday.A Cebu Pacific Air flight carrying 80 passengers was descending at the weekend at the airport in Legazpi City, 360 km south-east of Manila, when the pilot quickly pulled up after he saw a passenger van moving fast on the runway.Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal told the Philippine Star newspaper that the van was driven by the son of the city aviation chief. He was teaching his girlfriend how to drive." (2009, PhilippineTimes.com)

Philippines delegation visits Emirates Post Group and subsidiaries

"A delegation from the Republic of Philippines visited Emirates Post Group and its subsidiaries to discuss enhanced cooperation in postal and money transfer services between the Philippines and the United Arab Emirates.
The delegation, led by Mr. Erineo Ayong S. Malikshi, Governor of Province of Cavite, Philippines, met Mr. Abdullah Al Daboos, President of Emirates Post Group, and other senior officials and held wide-ranging discussions for boosting mutual cooperation and business ties.“As there are a large number of Filipinos in the UAE, it is vital to build stronger mutual links to serve the community,” said Mr. Al Daboos. “We foresee vast opportunities in the Philippines and this visit will take us closer to our goal of expanding ties between our two countries. In the current financial situation, Emirates Post Group is keen to explore new markets and expand existing partnerships.”
Mr. Alexander Ong, from a Filipino financial services company, said there was great scope for expan…

Philippine troops clash with hostage kidnappers

"Intense clashes have broken out between Philippine troops and Muslim rebels holding three Red Cross officers hostage, killing up to three soldiers and six guerrillas, officials said.
At least 19 soldiers were wounded, but there was no word on the fate of the hostages, who have been held on the remote southern island of Jolo for more than two months, they said.
The hostages - Swiss national Andreas Notter, Italian Eugenio Vagni and Filipina Mary Jean Lacaba - were abducted on January 15 after visiting a prison on Jolo.
Military spokesman Brigadier-General Gaudencio Pangilinan told reporters that the fighting near Indanan town on Jolo was not an attempt to rescue the hostages.
He said the fighting started when the kidnappers tried to break out of the military cordon around the area." (2009, abc.net.au)

Obama telephones leaders of Indonesia, Philippines

"WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama telephoned the leaders of Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, the Philippines and Argentina on Friday to discuss working together on the world's economic crisis, among other issues.
Obama will see three of those leaders _ from Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Argentia _ at the Group of 20 nations summit next month in London focused on the global financial meltdown.
The White House said Obama's conversation with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono also touched on education, health care, climate change, counterterrorism and bird flu." (2009, WashingtonTimes.com)

Kidnapping a 'cottage industry' in Philippines

"MANILA (AFP) – A top aide to President Gloria Arroyo said Sunday kidnapping has become a "cottage industry" in the southern Philippines, where decades of rebellion have stunted social and economic development.
Red Cross staff from Belgium and Sweden and a peace activist fromSri Lanka are among nearly a dozen people now held hostage by Islamic militants and other groups in the Mindanao region, home to the mainly Roman Catholic nation's large Muslim minority.
Three women teachers were snatched by gunmen in the Moro Gulf late Friday, while the daughter of a senior communist guerrilla leader was last week abducted, raped and murdered near the city of Davao." (2009, Yahoo.com)

Cebu City jeepney drivers go on strike

CEBU CITY, Philippines -- Members of a jeepney drivers' group in Metro Cebu stopped plying their routes Monday to protest what they called the substantial increase in penalties for traffic violations.
The Nagkahiusang Drayber sa Sugbo (United Drivers of Cebu or NADSU) said its members they would march from Fuente Osmeña in Cebu City to the Central Visayas office of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) office on N. Bacalso Ave., to stage a rally." (2009, Inquirer.net)

Philippines enacts law claiming disputed islands

"MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine president has signed a law affirming sovereignty over islands also claimed by China and Vietnam, an official said Wednesday, sparking protests over the control of strategic South China Sea islands.

The legislation, signed Tuesday by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, reaffirms Philippine sovereignty over the more than 7,100 islands in its archipelago, Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita said. It also claims outlying islands in the Spratly chain and Scarborough Shoal — two regions in the South China Sea." (2009, ChinaPost.com.tw)

23-ft. Crocodile Kills 10-year-old

"MANILA, PHILIPPINES: A 10-year-old girl was decapitated by a crocodile in a Philippine lake after the creature knocked over her canoe, police said Wednesday (11 March).
The girl and a classmate were on their way Saturday (7 March) to their floating school on Agusan del Sur province's Mihaba Lake when the 23-foot- (7-meter-) long crocodile bumped the boat, causing it to capsize, said Bunawan town police officer Melchor Danuco.
Rescuers found the girl's headless body floating on the lake on Tuesday (10 March), he said.
The classmate was rescued by a man escorting the pair in another boat, said Roel Hipulan, head of the private group that runs the school in remote Bunawan town." (2009, Mysinchew.com)

How to connect using Remote Desktop?

This HOWTO is only applicable if you're in the same network subnet or connected using your company's VPN service.

Prerequisite:
You need to be a workstation local admin group or with administrative rights within your
domain. You configured your workstation firewall settings to allow Remote Desktop connection.

First, check if the workstation firewall setting is allowing remote desktop connection:
To allow Remote Desktop, click on Start, Control Panel.In Control Panel, double click on Windows Firewall icon.In Windows Firewall, click Exceptions tab, then put check on Remote Desktop, click OK to close.Click on Start, right-click on My Computer, then Properties.In System Properties, click on Remote tab, put check on Allow users to connect remotely to this computer.Get the computer name and IP address.To test, go to any workstation in your network and start the Remote Desktop tool. Click on Start, Run, type MSTSC hit [Enter] to execute. You may use the computer name or IP address. If the…

Whale shark saved in Philippines

"MANILA, Philippines – Activists in the Philippines have rescued what they believe might be the smallest offspring of the world's biggest fish — a whale shark the size of a forearm, a conservation group said Tuesday.
The World Wide Fund for Nature said maritime officials and activists in Pilar town in the eastern Philippines rescued the 15-inch-long whale shark last week and released it in deep waters. Its tail was tied to a small rope on a beach.
The group called it "arguably the smallest living whale shark in recorded history."
WWF said the discovery is the first ever indication that this coastline may be their birthing ground. The group has encountered very few baby whale sharks and can only compare the size of its new discovery to embryos found in a dead female in 1996 — which measured 14.6 to 18.9 inches, according to Elson Aca, project manager for the WWF whale shark tracking project.
The gentle creatures, which can grow to be as big as a bus, make regular stops a…

Philippines: Arroyo refuses to yield to abductors' demands

"Manila, 9 March (AKI) - The president of the Philippines', Gloria Arroyo, will not negotiate with the kidnappers of three Red Cross workers abducted almost two months ago, or yield to demands to withdraw troops from the southern province of Mindanao, a presidential spokesman said on Monday.Presidential press secretary Cerge Remonde said agreeing to the demands of “terrorists" would only lead to more kidnappings and terrorism.“We cannot relax our policy, we have to maintain our policy of not negotiating with terrorists and cordon them off," he said in an interview on local radio." (2009, Adnkronos.com)

Who Said Toyota Prius Is Ugly? Check Next-Gen 2010 Toyota Prius Will Get 50 Mpg.

"The 2010 Prius debuted today in Detroit and, well, it's a new Prius. But it's also a little bit more in a lot of little ways. First, if all you care about is mileage, the number you need to know is a combined rating of 50 mpg, based on Toyota's own internal testing. That bump in MPGs (up from 46 in the current model) comes from a larger and more powerful 1.8-liter Atkinson-cycle, four-cylinder engine. That may sound counterintuitive, but Toyota's press release (pasted after the jump) is prepared for that, and says that the higher torque means lower rpm on the highway. And the highway is where hybrids don't exactly shine." (2009, Autobloggreen.com)

Crysis

"From the makers of Far Cry, Crysis offers FPS fans the best-looking, most highly-evolving gameplay, requiring the player to use adaptive tactics and total customization of weapons and armor to survive in dynamic, hostile environments. Earth, 2019. A team of US scientists makes a frightening discovery on an island in the South China Sea. All contact with the team is lost when the North Korean Government quickly seals off the area. The United States responds by dispatching an elite team of Delta Force Operators to recon the situation. As tension rises between the two nations, a massive alien ship reveals itself in the middle of the island. The ship generates an immense force sphere that freezes a vast portion of the island and drastically alters the global weather system. Now the US and North Korea must join forces to battle the alien menace. With hope rapidly fading, you must fight epic battles through tropical jungle, frozen landscapes, and finally into the heart of the alien sh…

Far Cry 2

"Far Cry 2, the next-generation first-person shooter, will take you deep into the most beautiful but also most hostile environments in the world: Africa! More than just a visual and technological achievement, Far Cry, the true sequel to the award-winning PC game, will provide you with an unprecedented gaming experience. Caught between two rival factions in war-torn Africa, you are sent to take out "The Jackal," a mysterious character who has rekindled the conflict between the warlords, jeopardizing thousands of lives. In order to fulfil your mission you will have to play the factions against each other, identify and exploit your their weaknesses, and neutralize their superior numbers and firepower with surprise, subversion, cunning and, of course, brute force. OPEN WORLD - The extensive artistic research combined with the next-gen engine will allow you to explore over 50Km2 of seamlessly rendered African landscape. No game has ever provided such freedom of movement! DUN…

Gears of War 2

"The gears of war continue to turn as Marcus Fenix and his squad of Cogs go back into action. Gears of War 2 continues the story of Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad, locked in an increasingly desperate battle against the nightmarish Locust Horde for the survival of humanity. It is an epic saga of survival, loss, and retribution. Gears of War 2 raises the bar with the amazing technological advances of Unreal Engine 3, delivering a bigger, badder, and more intense experience. Party system and skill-based online matchmaking - form a full or partial team with friends and continue together from match to match without the need to reform after each game. A skill-based online matchmaking system groups players of similar skill level together in competitive multiplayer matches." (2009, Amazon.com)

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

"The Star Wars saga will continue in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, a videogame developed by LucasArts, which casts players as Darth Vader's "Secret Apprentice" and promises to unveil new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy. The expansive story, created under direction from George Lucas, is set during the largely unexplored era between Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. In it, players will assist the iconic villain in his quest to rid the universe of Jedi - and face decisions that could change the course of their destiny.As its name implies, The Force Unleashedcompletely re-imagines the scope and scale of the Force by taking full advantage of newly developed technologies that will be seen and experienced for the first time: Digital Molecular Matter (DMM), by Pixelux Entertainment, and euphoria by NaturalMotion Ltd. Paired with the powerful Havok Physics™ system, these new technologies create gameplay only possible on…

Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut Edition

"Assassin's Creed redefines the action genre. Assassin's Creed merges technology, game design, theme, and emotions into a world where you instigate chaos and become a vulnerable, yet powerful, agent of change. The setting is 1191 A.D. The Third Crusade is tearing the Holy Land apart. You, Altair, intend to stop the hostilities by suppressing both sides of the conflict. You are an Assassin, a warrior shrouded in secrecy and feared for your ruthlessness. Your actions can throw your immediate environment into chaos, and your existence will shape events during this pivotal moment in history. Next-gen gameplay - The proprietary engine developed from the ground up for Xbox 360 allows organic game design featuring open gameplay, intuitive control scheme, realistic interaction with environment, and a fluid, yet sharp, combat mechanic". (2009, Amazon.com)

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Hitman: Blood Money

Hitman's back, drawing you closer than ever into his deadly world where staying anonymous, and being smart and totally ruthless are the key to a perfect execution. Lucrative contracts on the rich and powerful in high profile locations make killing for money good business. But when a rival agency enters the scene it's war, and only the best man will be left standing. (2009, Amazon.com)

Dolphins frolic in the seas of Bohol

BOHOL, Philippines--Balicasag Island is famed for its diving spots and lush marine life. In the mornings, dolphins have been spotted playfully exhibiting their skills and INQUIRER.net multimedia reporter Lawrence Casiraya was able to capture the dolphins on video. Royalty-free music courtesy of Kevin MacLeod." (2009, Inquirer.net)

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Friends, family remember Francis Magalona

"QUEZON CITY, Philippines---Friends and family of Francis Magalona recall fondest memories with the master rapper. Magalona's wife Pia and daughter Maxene Magalona share with INQUIRER.net important lessons they learned from him. Sen. Richard Gordon and former senator Tito Sotto also imparted their thoughts on the acclaimed rapper-musician. Video report by INQUIRER.net reporter Izah Morales." (2009, Inquirer.net)

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Batista on what makes him a Filipino at heart

"MANDALUYONG CITY, Philippines--Dave Batista, more popularly known as Batista, is in the country on a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) promotional tour courtesy of Jack TV. INQUIRER.net reporter Lawrence Casiraya interviews the four-time world heavyweight champion who is half-Filipino, half-Greek. Video taken by INQUIRER.net production specialist Rastle Joy Lozano at the Crowne Plaza Galleria." (2009, Inquirer.net"

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Men in the skies in Clark Field, Pampanga

"CLARK FIELD, Pampanga--Wolfgang Khun, balloon fuhrer, explains how hot air balloons fly while Master Sergeant Alex Busto shares his experience in skydiving during the 14th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. Video report by INQUIRER.net reporters Izah Morales and Lawrence Casiraya. Video taken by INQUIRER.net production specialist Edzelle Pena." (2009, Inquirer.net)

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Setting up a coffee shop

"TAGUIG CITY, Philippines---Chit Juan, co-chair of the Philippine Coffee Board, shares her insights and tips on setting up a coffee shop in the Philippines and why it remains a viable business venture. Video report by INQUIRER.net reporter Izah Morales." (2009, Inquirer.net)

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Manny Pacquiao: ‘Filipino of the Year’

"MANILA, Philippines – MANNY “Pacman” Pacquiao is Philippine Daily Inquirer’s “Filipino of the Year” for 2008. Pacquiao thanks the Inquirer, parent company of INQUIRER.net, for the award given by chairman Marixi Prieto, the second given by the newspaper to the world boxing champion. The Inquirer gives the recognition annually to Filipinos who have made an impact on the nation. Video taken by the Philippine Daily Inquirer." (2009, Inquirer.net)

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Street dancing in Panagbenga 2009, Baguio City

"BAGUIO CITY, Philippines—Day One of the Panagbenga 2009 showcases a morning of street dancing with different schools competing for the top spot. It took months of practice and preparation for the final show. Video report by INQUIRER.net reporter Lawrence Casiraya. Video taken by INQUIRER.net production specialists Rastle Lozano and Edzelle Pena. Photos taken by INQUIRER.net reporter Izah Morales." (2009, Inquirer.Net)

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Pinoy Crab Mentality still in our generation?

Another video to share to our readers and questions to ask yourself. About the video, this is courtesy by GMA7 through Youtube posting.

Here are the questions to ask youself.
01. Do you think crab mentality still exist in our generation? Your age and experience will help you answer this question.
02. Do you believe we can change it?
03. Where to start?

Enjoy the video.

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January 2009 Layoffs ... Ouch!

I'm reading this article from Forbes.com, 57,732 layoffs in January 2009. This is really bad for everyone. Here's some companies that will let go some of their employees. (2009, Forbes.com)

Jan. 21: Eaton (nyse: ETN - news - people ) brings total workforce reduction since the beginning of last year to 10% with 5,200-worker cut.

Jan. 21: Warner Bros. Entertainment--a part of Time Warner (nyse: TWX - news - people )--cuts 10% (800) of its jobs.

Jan. 20: Clear Channel Communications (nyse: CCU - news - people ) reduces workforce across the entire company by 9% accounting for 1,850 job losses.

Jan. 20: Deere & Co. (nyse: DE - news - people ) dismisses 120 at Iowa plant.Jan. 16: ConocoPhillips (nyse: COP - news - people ) trims capital spending by 18%, writes off $34 billion and reduces workforce by 4% (1,300 jobs).

Jan. 16: Hertz Global Holdings (nyse: HTZ - news - people ) sets out for worldwide restructuring in first quarter of 2009; cuts 4,000 jobs.

Jan. 16: WellPoint (nyse: WLP …