UFO over Moscow

And you thought rainbows were cool. A few days ago, a mysterious cloud shaped like a halo appeared over Moscow, and the buzz has yet to break.

We're the first to admit that a photograph of the heavenly cloud appears to be photoshopped. It's just so...perfect. But meterologists have spoken up and said the cloud wasn't digitally altered. However, it wasn't exactly what it appeared to be, either.

When the cloud initially formed, some UFO enthusiasts declared it to be a "true mystery." Some even compared it to the giant spaceship hovering over Earth in the movie "Independence Day." Reality quickly dashed any predictions of an alien invasion. An article from the Daily Mail explains that the "luminous ring-shaped cloud" was simply an optical effect.

An official spokesperson for Moscow's weather department said, "Several fronts have been passing through Moscow recently, there was an intrusion of the Arctic air too, the sun was shining from the west — this is how the effect was produced."

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Worst Cars of the 2000s

10. Pontiac Aztek


The Aztek was criticized for the duration of its life for its ghastly styling. Design is subjective, so what do you think of the Aztek shown here? Were the critics wrong? Yeah, we didn't think so.

9. Daewoo Anything


We had just tested a Suzuki Esteem and marveled at how competent even the cheapest little econoboxes had become when a leather-lined Leganza midsize sedan showed up — the best Daewoo had to offer. We mused over which would kill us first: the toxic gases from the cheap interior or the recalcitrant transmission and inconsistent acceleration. Three days into the loan, the first Daewoo crash tests in U.S. history came out, and we called Daewoo and told them to come pick up the car. We'd never done that before, and we haven't since.

8. Isuzu VehiCROSS


The outrageous Isuzu VehiCROSS two-door SUV, whose extreme styling drew varied reactions, lasted from 1999 to 2001, and even that's surprising. The fanglike grille uprights made it look like it would eat you, which was scary mainly because inside the VehiCROSS was a place no one wanted to be. Headroom was minimal, and the low roof blocked even shorter drivers' view. If the noisy cabin didn't get to you, the punishing ride would. Isuzu deserved credit for taking a chance then on a design likely to find more admirers now, and it deserved scorn for a 2001 sticker price that would be just as preposterous in the current market. The VehiCROSS cost $30,350 by the time it fired up its interplanetary drive and went back where it belonged.

7. Jaguar X-Type


 Jaguar X-Type
Jaguar X-Type

In the early 2000s, the class of entry-level luxury cars was growing. Most were sporty and started at $30,000 or less. Wanting in, Jaguar came out with the X-Type. From the get-go, critics warned that a cheap Jag would be bad for the brand and that Ford — which bought the company in 1989 — would probably cut corners and sacrifice quality. That was before they saw the product. Sharing its front-drive platform with a European Ford Mondeo, the X-Type was a too-small, not-so-sporty sedan with all-wheel drive that was hamstrung by some of the forewarned quality issues. The trap was clearly visible from miles away, and Ford walked right into it. A 2002 Jaguar X-Type can be had for up to $8,500. A 2002 Honda Civic goes for up to $9,275.

6. Pontiac Sunfire


The Sunfire managed the rare feat of having a worse interior than its GM twin, the Chevy Cavalier. Cheap interior plastics run amok, a coarse four-cylinder engine and horrendous crash-test ratings sealed its fate. On the flip side, the Sunburn was probably responsible for untold thousands of rental-car upgrades: "Honey, remember Fort Lauderdale last summer? Trust me, we want the Grand Am."

5. Cadillac Catera


To think that Germany's Opel is now the source of many of GM's strongest new models...

In the late '90s, the Opel Omega begat a Cadillac that was sporty in theory but soft and underpowered in practice, rear-wheel-drive in design but front-wheel-drive in feel. And that's just the car. Cadillac didn't help its case with advertising that included the tagline "The Caddy That Zigs," supermodel Cindy Crawford, an animated duck, and the suggestion to "lease a Catera" with the response, "Who's Lisa Catera?" The geniuses responsible for the Catera should have been exiled, but we suspect they went on to develop something called the Pontiac Aztek. Upgrades and deep discounts in 2001 couldn't save the Catera; it went to the duck blind in the sky in 2002.

4. Toyota Echo


The Echo subcompact's high seating position and center-mounted instrument panel were two well-intentioned features that were summarily rejected by consumers (though they would find their proponents in later years and other models). Call the Echo ahead of its time if you must; mainly it just wasn't a very good car. In taking over for the Tercel — a boring but popular choice against offerings from Suzuki, Geo and pre- renaissance Kia and Hyundai — the Echo proved that sometimes bland is better than bold. The problem wasn't that the youth-targeted Echo appealed more to older buyers than to younger ones, it was that there weren't enough of either.

3. Jeep Compass


We could have easily chosen the Dodge Caliber for this list — a compact hatchback with unremarkable gas mileage, refinement and crash-test scores — but the hapless Compass edged it out. Why? Besides the fact that you shouldn't spread lackluster product around to more than one division (the Compass is related to the Caliber), it doesn't belong in the Jeep lineup, a brand known and respected for its off-road ability. The Compass is a soft-roading poseur, and not a good one at that.

2. Chrysler Sebring


The previous-generation Sebring wasn't a bad car in its day, but Chrysler dropped the ball with the redesigned 2007 model. With a weak base powertrain, uncomfortable front seats, poor interior quality and haphazard styling, it never had a chance in the highly competitive midsize-sedan segment.

1. Smart ForTwo


 2009 smart fortwo
2009 smart fortwo

We don't have a problem with small cars in general (we're big fans of the Mini Cooper), just with ones that don't deliver on the benefits of going small. The pint-sized ForTwo sacrifices a lot of passenger space for a relatively unimpressive 41 mpg on the highway, has an SUV-like propensity to roll over, and is equipped with an aggravating sequential manual transmission. Sure, the ForTwo looks cute, but after you drive it you won't be smiling anymore.


Norway is best place to live, China moves up: UN

Norway takes the number one spot in the annual United Nations human development index released Monday but China has made the biggest strides in improving the well-being of its citizens.

The index compiled by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) ranks 182 countries based on such criteria as life expectancy, literacy, school enrolment and gross domestic product (GDP) per capita.

Norway, Australia and Iceland took the first three spots while Niger ranks at the very bottom, just below Afghanistan.

China moved up seven places on the list to rank as the 92nd most developed country due to improvements in education as well as income levels and life expectancy.

Colombia and Peru rose five spaces to rank 77th and 78th while France -- which was not part of the top 10 last year -- returns to the upper echelons by moving up three places to number 8.

The UNDP said the index highlights the grave disparities between rich and poor countries.

A child born in Niger can expect to live to just over 50, which is 30 years less than a child born in Norway. For every dollar a person earns in Niger, 85 dollars are earned in Norway.

This year's index was based on data from 2007 and does not take into account the impact of the global economic crisis.

"Many countries have experienced setbacks over recent decades, in the face of economic downturns, conflict-related crises and the HIV and AIDS epidemic," said the UN development report's author Jeni Klugman.

"And this was even before the impact of the current global financial crisis was felt."

Afghanistan, which returns to the list for the first time since 1996, is the only Asian country among the bottom ten which also include Sierra Leone in the 180th spot, just below the Central African Republic.

The top ten countries listed on the index are: Norway, Australia, Iceland, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, France, Switzerland and Japan.

The United States ranks 13th, down one spot from last year.

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How to Celebrate 090909

Some numerologists feel that the date 9 Sept 2009 or 090909 is an date of auspicious omen. Like many human endeavor the date will be what you make of it so here are some tips about how to enjoy it. First think of your place in the Universe. Second think of home and your local environment. Third Connect items 1 and 2. Fourth Enjoy the day
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Antivirus firm names ‘dirtiest’ websites

A software security company and its online community of online threat hunters have identified 100 of the “dirtiest” websites – almost half of which contain “adult” material.

Nearly half of the identified websites also contained up to 20,000 types of threats, such as viruses, browser exploits and worms.

Other websites, on the other hand, only have around 20 or so threats.

Symantec listed the dirtiest websites in its Norton Safe Web site (http://safeweb.norton.com). The list of dirtiest websites featured those that contained various topics from animal hunting, sports activities, legal services, and gadgets.

Symantec’s Norton Safe Web service crawled through the Internet to analyze the contents of various websites. Members of its online anti-threat community also helped in identifying certain websites.

The number of dirty websites has also grown in the past few years as cybercriminals are finding ways to reduce detection, which includes embedding malicious codes in websites that are not easily detectable with antivirus software.

Asian countries with large populations of Internet users are also under threat by cybercriminals as more Asians go online, according to David Freer, vice president of Symantec Asia Pacific’s consumer business unit.

By Alexander Villafania

Genius IQ Level

A survey at Yahoo was conducted to ask the Genius IQ Level.

and the result below showed the answer:

160 and above is considered as a genius.
This is the chart on an actual IQ test.......

75 poor
80 mediocre
90 below average
100 average
110 above average
120 very good
130 excellent
140 exceptional
150 gifted
160 genius

GMA: Controversial Pictures

An issue on the Million Pesos Dinner at the USA Trip
Pinoy Photos

A Picture of a Sincere Praying President
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Tech Support Rules

Law 1: Fix a computer for a friend or family member, and you'll be tech support for life. --Danny Allen, PC World

Law 2: Build a computer for someone, and he/she owns you! --Louis Farbstein, via PC World's Facebook page

Law 3: Recommend a product that you've used with no problems, and the friend/family member who buys it will immediately descend into RMA [product return] hell. --Scott Keck, via PC World's Facebook page

Law 4: Show any handy IT skills at work, and your company's IT department will start referring difficult coworkers to you. --Lars Jacobsen, via PC World's Facebook page

Law 5: If it's broken and you call tech support, it will fix itself while you're on hold. --Brenda Christensen, Public Relations, Servoy.com via HARO

by PCWorld

You Must Obey: The Unwritten Laws of Technology Part 1

Basic PC Laws
by PCWorld

Let's start with Nerve Central--the computer.

Law 1: For every fix that a Windows Update patches, the update will break two more things on your PC. --Darren Gladstone, PC World

Law 2: The likelihood that Windows will automatically install time-sucking critical updates is directly proportional to your need to get your PC started. --Steve Fox, PC World

Law 3: The hard drive always fails just before you were going to back it up. --Denise Paolucci, Dreamwidth Studios via Help A Reporter Out (HARO)

Law 4: Your data will get corrupted just before you plug in your new backup external drive. --Darren Gladstone, PC World

Law 5: Your backup plan is only as good as your last successful restore. --Michael Fisher, ElephantDrive.com via HARO

Law 6: The number of USB ports on your Mac will always be one less than you need at any given time. --Blair Hanley Frank, Macworld

Law 7: Feeling time pressure to make a computer fix quickly will cause you to take longer. --David Marshak, via PC World Facebook page

Law 8: If you close the PC case with screws before testing, it won't work; If you test before closing, it will. --Harry Liebman via HARO

Prayer for a Happy Death

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Prayer for a Happy Death
By Corazon Aquino

Almighty God, most merciful Father
You alone know the time
You alone know the hour
You alone know the moment
When I shall breathe my last.

So, remind me each day,
most loving Father
To be the best that I can be.
To be humble, to be kind,
To be patient, to be true.
To embrace what is good,
To reject what is evil,
To adore only You.

When the final moment does come
Let not my loved ones grieve for long.
Let them comfort each other
And let them know
how much happiness
They brought into my life.
Let them pray for me,
As I will continue to pray for them,
Hoping that they will always pray
for each other.

Let them know that they made possible
Whatever good I offered to our world.
And let them realize that our separation
Is just for a short while
As we prepare for our reunion in eternity.

Our Father in heaven,
You alone are my hope.
You alone are my salvation.
Thank you for your unconditional love, Amen.

The Husband Store

A store that sells husbands has just opened in Durban where a woman may go to choose a husband. Among the instructions at the entrance is a description of how the store operates. You may visit the store O N LY O N C E !

There are six floors and the attributes of the men increase as the shopper ascends the flights. There is, however, a catch . . ... you may choose any man from a particular floor, or you may choose to go up a floor, but you cannot go back down except to exit the building!

So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband .

On the first floor the sign on the door reads:

Floor 1 - These men have jobs and love the Lord.

The second floor sign reads:

Floor 2 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, and love kids.

The third floor sign reads:

Floor 3 - These men have jobs, love the Lord,! love kids, and are
extremely good looking.

"Wow," she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going.

She goes to the fourth floor and sign reads:

Floor 4 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, love kids, are drop-
dead good looking and help with the housework.

"Oh, mercy me!" she exclaims, "I can hardly stand it!"
Still, she goes to the fifth floor and sign reads:

Floor 5 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, love kids, are drop-dead gorgeous, help with the housework, and have a strong romantic

She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor and the sign reads:
Floor 6 - You are visitor 4,363,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please.

Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store. Watch your step as you exit the building, and have a nice day!

Spread this to all men for a good laugh and to all the women who can handle the truth!

50 Most Hired IT Positions

Application Development Manager
Application Integration Specialist
Application Support Analyst
Applications Manager
AV Technician
Business Process Analyst
Business Requirements Analyst
Business Systems Analyst
CAD Operator
Chief Information Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Corporate Compliance Officer
Database Administrator
Database Analyst
Database Developer
Desktop Technician
Director of IT
GIS Manager
Hardware Technician
Help Desk Manager
Help Desk Technician
Infrastructure Manager
IT Architect
IT Asset Manager
IT Manager
Network Administrator
Network Engineer
Network Manager
Network Technician
Operations Manager
PACS Administrator
PC Technician
Programmer Analyst
Project Manager
Procurement Manager
Quality Assurance Analyst
Quality Assurance Manager
Security Administrator
Server Administrator
Software Engineer
Systems Software App Tester
Systems Analyst
Systems Architect
Systems Engineer
Technical Writer
User Interface Analyst
VP of IT
Web Developer

Still jobless with this list?

Google to Blackle

Google is the second Brain to many of us.
We use it frequently.
It uses white screen which cons
umes high power.

Read the following... ......

If Google had a black screen,
taking in Account the huge number of page views,
according to calculations, 750 mega watts/hour
per year would be saved..!!!!! !

In response, Google created a black version
of its search engine, called Blackle,
with the exact same functions as the white version,
but obviously with lower energy consumption:

Help spread the word
. http://www.blackle. com/

The Google Ad Auction

Hal Varian, Chief Economist of Google explains how the Google Ad Auction works. This short video will give us a clear explanation how Google calculates the max CPC, quality score, and ad auction.
Now lets give what the google wants to lower our CPC.

High QS and High CTR = Low CPC and Low CPC means more clicks for your ad budget. More clicks you can drive to your campaign landing page means more possibility for converted leads. Leads we all knew it!

Leads = $$$ :)

Google is Now Using Trisikad

This is not a joke, trisikad or known in english as Tricycle. This is part of the Google Maps activity in mapping the world one street at a time.

Google is mapping the world one street at a time. However, some of those locations are not conducive to cars, let alone the Google Street Views van or even a smal car. Locations like Europe pose an extra challenge -- how to navigate all of those tightly packed, tourist-clogged cobblestone street in historic city centers?

Well, for all of those hard-to-reach areas, Google’s tactical strategy becomes obvious thanks to a handful of images that have surfaced today. The Google Street Views Car is replaced by the Google Street Views Trike

Three things in life

Three things in life that, once gone- never come back:

Three things in life that are most valuable:

Three things in life that are never certain:

Three things that make a man/woman:
Hard Work

Three things in life that can destroy a man/woman:

Three things in life that, once lost, hard to build-up:

Obese young men have less hope of marriage

Men who were grossly overweight at the age of 18 had nearly 50 percent less chance of being married by their 30s and 40s, an international conference on obesity heard in Amsterdam on Thursday.

The findings, which held true regardless of the men's intellectual performance or socio-economic position, could suggest that women rank a man's appearance higher than other traits when choosing a partner.

Best and Worst Brain Foods

we rounded up the best foods to munch on when you need a mental boost—and found studies that show, in fact, that you can be up to 200 percent more productive if you make the right eating choices. Stock up on these items to halt mental decline, jog your memory, sharpen your senses, improve your performance, activate your feel-good hormones, and protect your quick-witted sharpness, whether you’re 15, 40—or not admitting to any age whatsoever!

Drink This!: COFFEE

Fresh-brewed joe is the ultimate brain fuel. Caffeine has been shown to retard the aging process and enhance short-term memory performance. In one study, British researchers found that just one cup of coffee helps improve attention and problem-solving skills.


Ever heard of the concept “too much of a good thing”? If you OD on caffeine—too many cups, a jolt of caf from the late afternoon onward, a Red Bull cocktail—it can mess with your shuteye schedule. Sleep is reboot time for your mental computer, and you don’t want to mess with it.


Antioxidants in blueberries help protect the brain from free-radical damage and cut your risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. They can also improve cognitive processing (translation: thinking). Wild blueberries, if you can find them, have even more brain-boosting antioxidants than the cultivated variety, so book that vacation in Maine now. The berries will ripen in July.


Here’s a cool tip: if your favorite berries are out of season, buy them frozen. The freezer locks in peak flavor and nutrients, so the berries’ antioxidant capacity is maxed out. Those pale, tough, and expensive off-season berries usually ripen on a truck, rather than on the bush, so they’re nutritional imposters compared to the real thing.

For more smart shopping tips, point your grocery cart to THIS story and learn how to pick the most delicious and nutritious while controlling your waistline!


If the Internal Revenue Service picks you for some up-close-and-personal auditing, you’ll want to be on your toes when they vet your deductions list. So put salmon or mackerel on the grocery list. The omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fishes are a primary building block of brain tissue, so they’ll amp up your thinking power. Salmon is also rich in niacin, which can help ward off Alzheimer’s disease and slow the rate of cognitive decline.


Not all fats are created equal: Beware foods high in saturated fats, which can clog blood vessels and prevent the flow of nutrients and blood to the brain. Ice cream is not a brain-health food.


The oil in the dressing will help slow down digestion of protein and carbs in the salad, stabilizing blood-sugar levels and keeping energy levels high. Build your salad on a bed of romaine and spinach for an added boost in riboflavin, and add chicken and a hard-boiled egg for more energizing protein.

For other tips on how to build the perfect salad, check out the Eat This, Not That! ultimate salad selector.


MIT researchers analyzed blood samples from a group of people who had eaten either a high-protein or a high-carbohydrate breakfast. Two hours after eating, the carb eaters had tryptophan levels four times higher than those of the people who had eaten protein. The tryptophan in turkey is one of the reasons you crawl off for an afternoon nap after Thanksgiving dinner. So watch what you gobble.


Scientists in Slovakia gave people 3 grams each of two amino acids—lysine and arginine—or a placebo, and asked them to deliver a speech. Blood measurements of stress hormones revealed that the amino acid-fortified guys were half as anxious during and after the speech as those who took the placebo. Yogurt is one of the best food sources of lysine; nuts pack loads of arginine.

Not That!: SODA

A study from the American Journal of Public Health found that people who drink 2½ cans of soda daily are three times more likely to be depressed and anxious, compared with those who drink fewer. So Mountain Dew is a Mental Don’t.


The scent of peppermint helps you focus and boosts performance, according to researchers. Need to reach Chicago before nightfall, and you’re stuck in traffic around Cleveland? One study found that peppermint makes drivers more alert and less anxious.

Not That!: CANDY

Sugary foods incite sudden surges of glucose that, in the long term, cause sugar highs and lows, leading to a fuzzy state of mind. So you’ll need to avoid all the attention-busting sugar bombs on this list of the 20 most sugar-packed foods in America.


Leafy greens—arugula, chard, spinach—are rich sources of B vitamins, which are key components on the assembly line that manufactures feel-good hormones such as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. According to a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, a lack of B6 can cause nervousness, irritability, and even depression.


White chocolate isn’t chocolate at all, since it contains no cocoa solids. So it won’t stimulate the euphoria-inducing mood boosters like serotonin, as real chocolate does. Grab the real thing, the darker the better. More cacao means more happy chemicals and less sugar, which will eventually pull you down.


Flax is the best source of alphalinoleic, or ALA—a healthy fat that improves the workings of the cerebral cortex, the area of the brain that processes sensory information, including that of pleasure. To meet your quota, sprinkle it on salads or mix it into a smoothie or shake.

Not That!: ALCOHOL

This one’s obvious, but worth mentioning anyway. A drink or two can increase arousal signals, but more than that will actually depress your nervous system. This makes you sloppy, not sharp.

Free Laptop From Sony Ericsson

Just got an email today with the photos attached as Free Sony Ericsson Laptop. Don't know if this is true. Anyway, just do it, nothing to loose.

Who is Behind Ako Mismo?


DDB's newest advocacy campaign has been getting a lot of attention to the agency's amazement. This has in fact given them more conviction to stand behind their cause and continue their crusade for positive change.

It's no surprise though that AKO MISMO is arousing a lot of people's interest. The commercial undeniably stirred very deep patriotic sentiments among the viewing public that immediately thousands went online to check the site and signed up to make commitments.

"We knew we had something great when we came up with the advocacy.", said Teeny Gonzales, Executive Creative Director of DDB, who heads up the creative team that conceptualized AKO MISMO. "That's because even among us, the message really resonated. It made us all look deep inside and say, 'No, we're not giving up hope.' " She said that they then went in search of possible partners for the cause and found the perfect one in PLDT/Smart Foundation.

Members of the team then went on another search. This time for the people who would breathe life into the campaign --- people who embodied the message or simply had the conviction to make a commitment to fight apathy. Thus the rich mix of showbiz celebrities, real life heroes as well as regular folk who spoke simply but sincerely in the TV commercial, bringing the point poignantly home.

Susan Dimacali, Vice-Chairman of DDB Group of Companies said, "We were overwhelmed with the positive response and people saying that the campaign made them realize that they should stop complaining and start doing their part. There were a lot who chose to put their cynicism aside and truly support the advocacy. It was amazing and touching reading the wall of commitments on the site. We're grateful for the support of our partners that has allowed us to reach more people and create a real impact."

DDB has, in the past, also supported and made campaigns for women's rights, the preservation of the environment, Caritas as well as responsible voting in the last local elections.

Many are asking what they can look forward to from AKO MISMO. John Lucas, Managing Director of Tribal DDB said, "There is a lot of clamor for the dog tag so, we hear you! We will be announcing soon how you can get those. There are activities lined-up which you also learn more about from the site."

Clearly, the DDB Team is upbeat and excited about their newest advocacy.
"That's because," Dimacali says, this is something really close to our hearts and something that, yes, we truly care about.

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GoBusiness101 Just Launched

GoBusiness101.com is just recently launched yesterday. This is a promising blog that can help Filipinos/Pinoys and other nations understand the entrepreneurship in making money online and offline. Although this blog just started yet, you can find a lot of interesting topics already. You can find a success stories and Make Money online manual. Hoping it will be a good start for the Gobusiness101.com!

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Agencies sign agreement on unified ID system:Philippines



President GMA approved the P150 Million budget for the UNIFIED MULTI (666) SSS ID SYSTEM. DZRH reported! Nagstart na…microchip or biochip i-inject in hand or forhead of men which they call Lifetime savings. In US next in Philippines. Dami nagpatatak o nagpa inplant according to TIME MAGAZINE Plz. pas to all CHRISTIAN..

The BIBLE ; Revelation 13:16 to 18

16. The beast forced all the people, small and great, rich and poor, slave and free, to have a mark placed on their right hands or on their foreheads.

17. No one could buy or sell without this mark, that is, the beast’s name or the number that stands for the name.

18. This calls for wisdom. Whoever is intelligent can figure out the meaning of the number of the beast, because the number stands for the name of someone. Its number is 666.


By Darwin G. Amojelar, Reporter

The government will start implementing the Unified Multipurpose Identification, or UMID, system by August to members of the Social Security System (SSS) and later to other government agencies, including the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the registered voters.

The National Statistics Office (NSO) represented by Administrator Carmelita Ericta and social security President Romulo Neri on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding for the implementation of the unified ID. It was previously referred to in media reports as the national ID system, but the name was changed to allay fears of some sectors that claim the IDs could be abused by state forces.

Ralph Recto, chief of the National Economic and Development Authority, witnessed the signing ceremony on Monday.

The unified ID system established through Executive Order 420 aims to streamline and harmonize the various government ID systems, as well as to facilitate transactions with government and access to health and other public services.

The unified ID system is now being implemented on a pilot basis in three agencies: the National Economic and Development Authority, the National Statistics Office and the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth).

Neri told reporters that he expects the unified ID for SSS members by August or September this year.

He said the Social Security System plans to issue 10 million IDs within 2009 and eventually to more than 50 million Filipinos in two years for all its members nationwide.

“We’re also talking to CICT [Commission on Information and Communications Technology] to arrange with Comelec so that when we issue an ID so it’s also good as voter’s ID,” Neri added.

Billion-peso project

Government would spend about P2.5 billion to P3 billion for the implementation of ID system, he said. Of the total, P600 million is allotted for the purchase of automatic fingerprint identification system (AFIS).

“The ID proper will cost at least P100 to P150 per card,” he said, adding that the bidding for the procurement will be in May and April for the fingerprint ID system.

The Supreme Court earlier ruled that the implementation of the unified ID system was within the President’s power and prerogative as Chief Executive, as the plan merely seeks to streamline, harmonize, and reduce the cost of maintaining the different ID systems in government.

Daniel Pabellon, assistant director general of the development authority, earlier said the unified ID would have a common reference number, which is an individual’s unique identifier during his or her lifetime.

This is generated by the Common Reference Number Registry or database that assigns each Filipino a number comprising his or her personal information. The information would be limited only to the 14 data items (name, sex, home address, picture, signature, birthplace, birth date, marital status, name of parents, height, weight, two index fingerprints, two thumb marks, any prominent distinguishing feature and Tax Identification Number) as specified in Executive Order 420.

The registry is to be maintained by the Central Verification and Enroll­ment Agency under the National Statistics Office.

Francis Magalona Tribute: Master Rapper

Philipines Master Rapper: King Of Rap

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Francis Magalona (October 4, 1964 - March 6, 2009), also known as FrancisM, Master Rapper, and The Man From Manila, was a prominent Filipino rapper, songwriter, producer, actor, director, and photographer. Often hailed as the "King of Pinoy Rap", he was considered a legend in the Philippine music community. With the success of his earliest albums, he was the first Filipino rapper in the Philippines cross over to the mainstream. He is also credited for having pioneered the merging of rap with Pinoy rock, becoming a significant influence to artists in that genre as well. He was also a popular television host, notably on MTV Asia where he served as one of the channel's first Filipino VJs, and on noontime variety television show Eat Bulaga!. Magalona died on March 6, 2009 at the age of 44 due to acute myelogenous leukemia.

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iSteam for iPhone earns a bunch of 22-year olds $100,000

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iSteam features an incredible graphics engine that renders foggy, wet overlays on top of any image from your iPhone's library with astounding realism. But it isn't just the graphics itself, it's the clever use of iPhone's user interface and sensors that earned this application such a huge following.

The iSteam application is for sale for just 99cent and has been bought over 1 million times since its launch last week! ISteam has currently experienced more than 14% daily growth, with estimated monthly revenues of $100,000 - all this just 8 days after iSteam was first released. Since the launch of iSteam other top iPhone applications such as iFart and iBeer have seen a drop in sales for the first time since they launched.

This was all done by a bunch of 22 year olds, it just shows that young entrepreneurs know where it is at! iSteam managed to show up some well established Apps backed by millionaires in under 2 weeks! I wonder what would happen if we give them a month.

Good job iSteam!

November 2008 Nursing Board Exam (NLE) Results and List of Passers

November 2008 Nursing Board Exam (NLE) Results and List of Passers

At least 39,455 or 44.51% out of 88,649 examinees that took the November 2008 Nursing Board have passed, the Professional Regulatory Commission has announced.

Jovie Ann Alawas Decoyna of Baguio Central University topped the board, with 89 percent, the PRC said.

The Nursing Regulatory Board (NRB) is headed by Carmencita Abaquin. Members of the NRB include Yolanda Arugay, Betty Merritt, Leonila Faire, Perla Po, Marco Antonio Sto.Tomas, and Amelia Rosales.

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Top 20 Internet Millionaires Under 30

Do you know that the internet is the greatest monetary equalizer? You don’t have to be an old tech savvy, computer geek, seo specialist, first-world-straight-As genius just to be rich online. As long as you have a reliable computer, internet connection and a brilliant idea; even young kids can retire young and rich!

Check out this list of young internet millionaires under 30.

1. Mark Zuckerberg [ Facebook ] 23 years old | $700M
2. Andrew Gower [ Runescape ] 28 years old | $650M
3. Blake Ross and David Hyatt [ Mozilla ] 22 years old | $120M
4. Chad Hurley [ Youtube ] 30 years old | $85M
5. Angelo Sotira [ Deviant ART ] 26 years old | $75M
6. John Vechey [ PopCap Games ] 28 years old | $60M
7. Alexander Levin [ WordPress ] 23 years old | $57M
8. Jake Nickell [ Threadless ] 28 years old | $50M
9. Sean Belnick [ Biz Chair ] 20 years old | $42M
10. Kevin Rose [ Digg ] 30 years old | $31M
11. Ryan Block [ Engadget ] 25 years old | $20M
12. Aodhan Cullen [ Stat Counter ] 24 years old | $18M
13. Tom Fulp [ Newgrounds ] 29 years old | $15M
14. Rishi Kacker and Matt Pauker [ Voltage ] 24 years old | $12M
15. Markus Frind [ Plenty of Fish ] 29 years old | $10M
16. Catherine and David Cook [ My Year Book ] 17 & 19 years old | $10M
17. Fredrik Neij [ The Pirate Bay ] 28 years old | $10M
18. David Hauser & Siamak Taghaddos [ GotvMail ] 24 years old | $8M
19. Jermaine Griggs [ Hear and Play ] 23 years old | $5M
20. Jay Westerdal [ Domain Tools ] 29 years old | $5M

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Chinese New Year or Spring Festival is one of the most important traditional Chinese holidays. It is sometimes called the Lunar New Year, especially by people outside China. The festival traditionally begins on the first day of the first lunar month.


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Happy New Year!

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Another Year to make another effort. Its time again to work hard and spent it in one day. Also this is the time we make our New Years resolution. A long list of things we want to improve ourselves.

Happy New year!

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