Thursday, December 10, 2009

My Timex Easy Reader

Easy Reader

As popular as ever, the Timex Easy Reader continues to be one of the most recognizable watches around. Simplistic design allows this watch to be worn for any occasion.

Well, quite a gift for myself this Christmas.
I love this watch!

  • Manufactured by: Timex
  • INDIGLO® night-light
  • Easy-to-Read Dial
  • Genuine Leather Strap
  • Mineral Glass Crystal
  • Polished Finish
  • Water Resistant 30 M
  • Case Width: 43MM
  • Case Height: 8MM
  • Lug Width: 20MM
  • Case Shape: Round
  • Silver-Tone Polished Brass Case
  • Dial Color: Natural,Crystal/Lens Material: Acrylic
  • Brown Leather Strap
  • Buckle/Clasp Type: Buckle

Thursday, September 24, 2009

SmartTalkPlus - Smart Buddy Unli Call and Text

Hi guys, have you heard the latest promo from Smart? It's the SmartTalkPlus, it offers unlimited call and unlimited text also to smart and talk 'n text subscribers.
19 hours of unlimited calls and texts
from 10pm to 5pm the next day.

• No new SIM and number needed
• Biggest network
• Nationwidest coverage

  • Promo is open to Smart Buddy subscribers nationwide.
  • Unlimited calls and texts can only be used from 10PM to 5PM. Calls and texts made between 5:01PM to 9:59PM while enrolled in SMARTalk will be charged with the following rates: 2.50/minute and P0.20/text.
  • Subscriber must have the minimum balance (P100) in order to register to SMARTalk Plus.
  • Unlimited calls and texts only apply to local Smart-Smart/Smart-TNT transactions.
  • P2.50/minute and P0.20/text rates only apply to local Smart-Smart/Smart-TNT transactions.
  • Any roaming, international and transactions made to other networks will be charged with regular rates.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen Download

Hi everyone, do you want to watch Transformers 2 - Revenge of the Fallen? Well, me too, honestly I haven't watched it yet, but I will very soon.

The battle for Earth has ended but the battle for the universe has just begun. After returning to Cybertron, Starscream assumes command of the Decepticons, and has decided to return to Earth with force. The Autobots believing that peace was possible finds out that Megatron's dead body has been stolen from the US Military by Skorpinox and revives him using his own spark. Now Megatron is back seeking revenge and with Starscream and more Decepticon reinforcements on the way, the Autobots with reinforcements of their own, may have more to deal with then meets the eye.

So much of this, you can check this link for downloads:
or watch online streaming:

Enjoy everyone, Thanks!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

SmarTalk - Smart and Talk n' Text Unlimited Call

Have you heard the news? Smart and Talk n' Text are having this promo, the Smart Talk Unlimited, which can be availed for five days or thirty days, it costs 100 pesos and 500 pesos respectively. The 500 -peso denomination makes it cheaper at around 17 pesos a day compared to the 20 peso a day rate for the 100-peso denomination. To avail of either one, you just need to text TALK100 or TALK500 to 6400.

In making the call just dial *6400 + the 11 digit cell phone number.
(ex. *640009191234567)

The promo is only for Smart subscribers ONLY.
Promo ends on September 30, 2009.

How to increase traffic to your website?

A-Z Tips to Increase Site Visitors

We said A-Z and we meant it. Here are 26 sure-fire ways to increase web traffic and site visitors to your website. Use some or all of them, and let us know which ones worked best for you.

  1. Optimize your site (SEO).
    Win on the search engines when people search for keyword phrases related to your products or services.

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    Submit your site to all the major web directories. This will generate traffic directly from the directories themselves and will also help to improve your link popularity. That helps you win on Google!

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    Connect your site with other sites in your niche.

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    Pay for clicks or inclusion on the search engines so that people will see your site in the sponsored links section of the search results when they search for keyword phrases related to your products or services.

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    With affiliate marketing, you can either pay per click, pay per lead generated, pay per sale, or pay per customer acquired.

  11. Use smart public relations (PR).
    Get news coverage of your business and your site. Approach online and traditional media. This will often lead to others placing links pointing to your website, which leads to more clicks and also to improved search engine rankings.

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    Ugly, but effective for the cost. Blast out your special offers, but be nice about it.

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    Write articles for publication on other websites. The author profile will link to your site. The article will show that you're an expert.

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    Ask for reviews of your self-published articles on other webmasters' websites. Ask for reviews of your website, your products, your software, your services. These will usually include links to your articles.

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    Write daily or weekly news briefs focusing in on your industry or specialty area. This keeps your site "fresh" in the eyes of the major search engines and helps you to spread a wide net when fishing for top search engine positions.

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    Ask your visitors to sign up for your newsletter, and encourage them to send it along to people they know. Send a newsletter regularly with teasers or lead-ins to your in-depth new articles or with special offers and the latest products.

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    Become active in bulletin boards and chat rooms focusing on your industry. Leave inciteful comments, and people will click on your profile, then visit your site.

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    Build your site so that it is accessible to all browsers and to PocketPC and Palm Pilot users. Don't forget, people with disabilities buy things too. Make your site Section 508 complaint. Your competition probably hasn't.

We really couldn't stop at Z. This last suggestion is our most important one:

Be a good Internet citizen.
Provide useful resources on your website, resources that make people feel thankful that you put in the time and effort. Help every person who ever calls you on the telephone or emails you a question. When they ask "How can I ever thank you?" just say, "If you like my site and think it's useful, why not link to it?"

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - Your Portal to Bohol Philippines

Hello again everyone! A lot of new websites now are coming out that let people connect with each other. One example of this is Friendster, another one is Facebook. There are also websites that let us share our videos just like Youtube.

These are very important for us now, right? It's because these are the ones that connect us to our love ones, and to the world. I also know another local website, a Boholano online community website, combined with friendster/facebook style and youtube, plus chat feature and forum. The website is called and everyone is invited to visit and join our local community website. Let us support local guys and that's for now, thanks!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Philippines


The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel QUEZON was elected president and was tasked with preparing the country for independence after a 10-year transition. In 1942 the islands fell under Japanese occupation during World War II, and US forces and Filipinos fought together during 1944-45 to regain control. On 4 July 1946 the Republic of the Philippines attained its independence. The 20-year rule of Ferdinand MARCOS ended in 1986, when a "people power" movement in Manila ("EDSA 1") forced him into exile and installed Corazon AQUINO as president. Her presidency was hampered by several coup attempts, which prevented a return to full political stability and economic development. Fidel RAMOS was elected president in 1992 and his administration was marked by greater stability and progress on economic reforms. In 1992, the US closed its last military bases on the islands. Joseph ESTRADA was elected president in 1998, but was succeeded by his vice-president, Gloria MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, in January 2001 after ESTRADA's stormy impeachment trial on corruption charges broke down and another "people power" movement ("EDSA 2") demanded his resignation. MACAPAGAL-ARROYO was elected to a six-year term as president in May 2004. The Philippine Government faces threats from three terrorist groups on the US Government's Foreign Terrorist Organization list, but in 2006 and 2007 scored some major successes in capturing or killing key wanted terrorists. Decades of Muslim insurgency in the southern Philippines have led to a peace accord with one group and on-again/off-again peace talks with another.

Geography Philippines

Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam
Geographic coordinates:

13 00 N, 122 00 E
Map references:

Southeast Asia

total: 300,000 sq km
land: 298,170 sq km
water: 1,830 sq km
Area - comparative:

slightly larger than Arizona
Land boundaries:

0 km

36,289 km
Maritime claims:

territorial sea: irregular polygon extending up to 100 nm from coastline as defined by 1898 treaty; since late 1970s has also claimed polygonal-shaped area in South China Sea up to 285 nm in breadth
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: to depth of exploitation

tropical marine; northeast monsoon (November to April); southwest monsoon (May to October)

mostly mountains with narrow to extensive coastal lowlands
Elevation extremes:

lowest point: Philippine Sea 0 m
highest point: Mount Apo 2,954 m
Natural resources:

timber, petroleum, nickel, cobalt, silver, gold, salt, copper
Land use:

arable land: 19%
permanent crops: 16.67%
other: 64.33% (2005)
Irrigated land:

15,500 sq km (2003)
Total renewable water resources:

479 cu km (1999)
Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural):

total: 28.52 cu km/yr (17%/9%/74%)
per capita: 343 cu m/yr (2000)
Natural hazards:

astride typhoon belt, usually affected by 15 and struck by five to six cyclonic storms per year; landslides; active volcanoes; destructive earthquakes; tsunamis
Environment - current issues:

uncontrolled deforestation especially in watershed areas; soil erosion; air and water pollution in major urban centers; coral reef degradation; increasing pollution of coastal mangrove swamps that are important fish breeding grounds
Environment - international agreements:

party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants
Geography - note:

the Philippine archipelago is made up of 7,107 islands; favorably located in relation to many of Southeast Asia's main water bodies: the South China Sea, Philippine Sea, Sulu Sea, Celebes Sea, and Luzon Strait

People Philippines

96,061,680 (July 2008 est.)
Age structure:

0-14 years: 35.5% (male 17,392,780/female 16,708,255)
15-64 years: 60.4% (male 28,986,232/female 29,076,329)
65 years and over: 4.1% (male 1,682,485/female 2,215,602) (2008 est.)
Median age:

total: 22.3 years
male: 21.8 years
female: 22.8 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate:

1.991% (2008 est.)
Birth rate:

26.42 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate:

5.15 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate:

-1.36 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.76 male(s)/female
total population: 1 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate:

total: 21.2 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 23.86 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 18.42 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 70.8 years
male: 67.89 years
female: 73.85 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate:

3.32 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:

less than 0.1% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:

9,000 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths:

fewer than 500 (2003 est.)
Major infectious diseases:

degree of risk: high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: dengue fever and malaria (2008)

noun: Filipino(s)
adjective: Philippine
Ethnic groups:

Tagalog 28.1%, Cebuano 13.1%, Ilocano 9%, Bisaya/Binisaya 7.6%, Hiligaynon Ilonggo 7.5%, Bikol 6%, Waray 3.4%, other 25.3% (2000 census)

Roman Catholic 80.9%, Muslim 5%, Evangelical 2.8%, Iglesia ni Kristo 2.3%, Aglipayan 2%, other Christian 4.5%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.6%, none 0.1% (2000 census)

Filipino (official; based on Tagalog) and English (official); eight major dialects - Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, and Pangasinan

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.6%
male: 92.5%
female: 92.7% (2000 census)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):

total: 12 years
male: 11 years
female: 12 years (2006)
Education expenditures:

2.5% of GDP (2005)

Government Philippines
Country name:

conventional long form: Republic of the Philippines
conventional short form: Philippines
local long form: Republika ng Pilipinas
local short form: Pilipinas
Government type:


name: Manila
geographic coordinates: 14 35 N, 121 00 E
time difference: UTC+8 (13 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Administrative divisions:

80 provinces and 120 chartered cities
provinces: Abra, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Aklan, Albay, Antique, Apayao, Aurora, Basilan, Bataan, Batanes, Batangas, Biliran, Benguet, Bohol, Bukidnon, Bulacan, Cagayan, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Camiguin, Capiz, Catanduanes, Cavite, Cebu, Compostela, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, Dinagat Islands, Eastern Samar, Guimaras, Ifugao, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Iloilo, Isabela, Kalinga, Laguna, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, La Union, Leyte, Maguindanao, Marinduque, Masbate, Mindoro Occidental, Mindoro Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, Mountain Province, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, North Cotabato, Northern Samar, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Palawan, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Quezon, Quirino, Rizal, Romblon, Samar, Sarangani, Siquijor, Sorsogon, South Cotabato, Southern Leyte, Sultan Kudarat, Sulu, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Tarlac, Tawi-Tawi, Zambales, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay
chartered cities: Alaminos, Angeles, Antipolo, Bacolod, Bago, Baguio, Bais, Balanga, Batac, Batangas, Bayawan, Bislig, Butuan, Cabadbaran, Cabanatuan, Cadiz, Cagayan de Oro, Calamba, Calapan, Calbayog, Candon, Canlaon, Cauayan, Cavite, Cebu, Cotabato, Dagupan, Danao, Dapitan, Davao, Digos, Dipolog, Dumaguete, Escalante, Gapan, General Santos, Gingoog, Himamaylan, Iligan, Iloilo, Isabela, Iriga, Kabankalan, Kalookan, Kidapawan, Koronadal, La Carlota, Laoag, Lapu-Lapu, Las Pinas, Legazpi, Ligao, Lipa, Lucena, Maasin, Makati, Malabon, Malaybalay, Malolos, Mandaluyong, Mandaue, Manila, Marawi, Marikina, Masbate, Mati, Meycauayan, Muntinlupa, Munoz, Naga, Navotas, Olongapo, Ormoc, Oroquieta, Ozamis, Pagadian, Palayan, Panabo, Paranaque, Pasay, Pasig, Passi, Puerto Princesa, Quezon, Roxas, Sagay, Samal, San Carlos (in Negros Occidental), San Carlos (in Pangasinan), San Fernando (in La Union), San Fernando (in Pampanga), San Jose, San Jose del Monte, San Juan, San Pablo, Santa Rosa, Santiago, Silay, Sipalay, Sorsogon, Surigao, Tabaco, Tacloban, Tacurong, Tagaytay, Tagbilaran, Taguig, Tagum, Talisay (in Cebu), Talisay (in Negros Occidental), Tanauan, Tangub, Tanjay, Tarlac, Toledo, Tuguegarao, Trece Martires, Urdaneta, Valencia, Valenzuela, Victorias, Vigan, Zamboanga (2009)

12 June 1898 (independence proclaimed from Spain); 4 July 1946 (from the US)
National holiday:

Independence Day, 12 June (1898); note - 12 June 1898 was date of declaration of independence from Spain; 4 July 1946 was date of independence from US

2 February 1987, effective 11 February 1987
Legal system:

based on Spanish and Anglo-American law; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations

18 years of age; universal
Executive branch:

chief of state: President Gloria MACAPAGAL-ARROYO (since 20 January 2001); note - president is both chief of state and head of government
head of government: President Gloria MACAPAGAL-ARROYO (since 20 January 2001)
cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the president with consent of Commission of Appointments
elections: president and vice president (Manuel "Noli" DE CASTRO) elected on separate tickets by popular vote for a single six-year term; election last held on 10 May 2004 (next to be held in May 2010)
election results: Gloria MACAPAGAL-ARROYO elected president; percent of vote - Gloria MACAPAGAL-ARROYO 40%, Fernando POE 37%, three others 23%
Legislative branch:

bicameral Congress or Kongreso consists of the Senate or Senado (24 seats - one-half elected every three years; members elected at large by popular vote to serve six-year terms) and the House of Representatives or Kapulungan Ng Mga Kinatawan (as a result of May 2007 election it has 239 seats including 218 members representing districts and 21 sectoral party-list members representing special minorities elected on the basis of 1 seat for every 2% of the total vote but limited to 3 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve three-year terms; note - the Constitution prohibits the House of Representatives from having more than 250 members)
elections: Senate - last held on 14 May 2007 (next to be held in May 2010); House of Representatives - elections last held on 14 May 2007 (next to be held in May 2010)
election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - Lakas 4, LP 4, Nacionalista 3, NPC 2, Kampi 1, independents 1, others 8; note - there are 23 rather than 24 sitting senators because one senator was elected mayor of Manila; House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - Lakas 90, Kampi 52, NPC 27, LP 19, Party-list 22, independents 3, others 25
Judicial branch:

Supreme Court (15 justices are appointed by the president on the recommendation of the Judicial and Bar Council and serve until 70 years of age); Court of Appeals; Sandigan-bayan (special court for hearing corruption cases of government officials)
Political parties and leaders:

Genuine Opposition or GO (coalition of oppositon parties formed to contest the 2007 elections); Kabalikat Ng Malayang Pilipino or Kampi [Ronaldo PUNO]; Laban Ng Demokratikong Pilipino (Struggle of Filipino Democrats) or LDP [Edgardo ANGARA]; Lakas Ng Edsa (National Union of Christian Democrats) or Lakas [Jose DE VENECIA]; Liberal Party or LP [Manuel ROXAS]; Nacionalista [Manuel VILLAR]; National People's Coalition or NPC [Frisco SAN JUAN]; PDP-Laban [Aquilino PIMENTEL]; People's Reform Party [Miriam Defensor SANTIAGO]; PROMDI [Emilio OSMENA]; Pwersa Ng Masang Pilipino (Party of the Philippine Masses) or PMP [Joseph ESTRADA]; Reporma [Renato DE VILLA]
Political pressure groups and leaders:

AKBAYAN [Etta ROSALES, Mario AGUJA, and Risa HONTIVEROS-BARAQUIEL]; ALAGAD [Rodante MARROLITA]; ALIF [Acmad TOMAWIS]; An Waray [Horencio NOEL]; Anak Mindanao [Mujiv HATAMIN]; ANAKPAWIS [Crispin BELTRAN and Rafael MARIANO]; Association of Philippine Electric Cooperatives (APEC) [Sunny Rose MADAMBA, Ernesto PABLO, and Edgar VALDEZ]; AVE [Eulogio MAGSAYSAY]; Bayan Muna [Satur OCAMPO, Joel VIRADOR, and Teodoro CASINO, Jr.]; BUHAY [Rene VELARDE and Hans Christian SENERES]; BUTIL [Benjamin CRUZ]; CIBAC [Emmanuel Joel VILLANUEVA]; COOP-NATCO [Guillermo CUA]; GABRIELA [Liza MAZA]; Partido Ng Manggagawa [Renato MAGTUBO]; Veterans Federation of the Philippines [Ernesto GIDAYA]
International organization participation:

Diplomatic representation in the US:

chief of mission: Ambassador Willy C. GAA
chancery: 1600 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036
telephone: [1] (202) 467-9300
FAX: [1] (202) 467-9417
consulate(s) general: Chicago, Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York, Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands), San Francisco, Tamuning (Guam)
Diplomatic representation from the US:

chief of mission: Ambassador Kristie A. KENNEY
embassy: 1201 Roxas Boulevard, Ermita 1000, Manila
mailing address: PSC 500, FPO AP 96515-1000
telephone: [63] (2) 301-2000
FAX: [63] (2) 301-2399
Flag description:

two equal horizontal bands of blue (top; representing peace and justice) and red (representing courage); a white equilateral triangle based on the hoist side represents equality; the center of the triangle displays a yellow sun with eight primary rays, each representing one of the first eight provinces that sought independence from Spain; each corner of the triangle contains a small, yellow, five-pointed star representing the three major geographical divisions of the country: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao; the design of the flag dates to 1897; in wartime the flag is flown upside down with the red band at the top

Economy Philippines
Economy - overview:

The Philippine economy grew at its fastest pace in three decades in 2007 with real GDP growth exceeding 7%, but growth slowed to 4.5% in 2008 as a result of the world financial crisis. High government spending has contributed to the growth, but a resilient service sector and large remittances from the millions of Filipinos who work abroad have played an increasingly important role. Economic growth has averaged 5% since President MACAPAGAL-ARROYO took office in 2001. Nevertheless, the Philippines will need still higher, sustained growth to make progress in alleviating poverty, given its high population growth and unequal distribution of income. MACAPAGAL-ARROYO averted a fiscal crisis by pushing for new revenue measures and, until recently, tightening expenditures. Declining fiscal deficits, tapering debt and debt service ratios, as well as recent efforts to increase spending on infrastructure and social services have heightened optimism over Philippine economic prospects. Although the general macroeconomic outlook has improved significantly, the Philippines continues to face important challenges and must maintain the reform momentum in order to catch up with regional competitors, improve employment opportunities, and alleviate poverty. Longer-term fiscal stability will require more sustainable revenue sources, rather than non-recurring revenues from privatization.
GDP (purchasing power parity):

$327.2 billion (2008 est.)
GDP (official exchange rate):

$172.3 billion (2008 est.)
GDP - real growth rate:

4.5% (2008 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP):

$3,400 (2008 est.)
GDP - composition by sector:

agriculture: 13.8%
industry: 31.9%
services: 54.3% (2008 est.)
Labor force:

36.82 million (2008 est.)
Labor force - by occupation:

agriculture: 35%
industry: 15%
services: 50% (2007 est.)
Unemployment rate:

7.4% (2008 est.)
Household income or consumption by percentage share:

lowest 10%: 2.4%
highest 10%: 31.2% (2006)
Distribution of family income - Gini index:

45.8 (2006)
Investment (gross fixed):

16.2% of GDP (2008 est.)

revenues: $26.75 billion
expenditures: $28.2 billion (2008 est.)
Public debt:

56.1% of GDP (2008 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices):

9.6% (2008 est.)
Central bank discount rate:

4.28% (31 December 2007)
Commercial bank prime lending rate:

8.69% (31 December 2007)
Stock of money:

$21.27 billion (31 December 2007)
Stock of quasi money:

$65.85 billion (31 December 2007)
Stock of domestic credit:

$65.66 billion (31 December 2007)
Market value of publicly traded shares:

$103.2 billion (31 December 2007)
Agriculture - products:

sugarcane, coconuts, rice, corn, bananas, cassavas, pineapples, mangoes; pork, eggs, beef; fish

electronics assembly, garments, footwear, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, wood products, food processing, petroleum refining, fishing
Electricity - production:

56.51 billion kWh (2007 est.)
Electricity - consumption:

47.04 billion kWh (2006 est.)
Electricity - exports:

0 kWh (2007 est.)
Electricity - imports:

0 kWh (2007 est.)
Oil - production:

23,930 bbl/day (2007 est.)
Oil - consumption:

340,100 bbl/day (2006 est.)
Oil - exports:

41,160 bbl/day (2005)
Oil - imports:

355,800 bbl/day (2005)
Oil - proved reserves:

138.5 million bbl (1 January 2008 est.)
Natural gas - production:

2.2 billion cu m (2006 est.)
Natural gas - consumption:

2.2 billion cu m (2006 est.)
Natural gas - exports:

0 cu m (2007 est.)
Natural gas - imports:

0 cu m (2007 est.)
Natural gas - proved reserves:

98.54 billion cu m (1 January 2008 est.)
Current account balance:

$2.687 billion (2008 est.)

$50.99 billion f.o.b. (2008 est.)
Exports - commodities:

semiconductors and electronic products, transport equipment, garments, copper products, petroleum products, coconut oil, fruits
Exports - partners:

US 17%, Japan 14.5%, Hong Kong 11.5%, China 11.4%, Netherlands 8.2%, Singapore 6.2%, Malaysia 5%, Germany 4.3% (2007)

$63.42 billion f.o.b. (2008 est.)
Imports - commodities:

electronic products, mineral fuels, machinery and transport equipment, iron and steel, textile fabrics, grains, chemicals, plastic
Imports - partners:

US 14.1%, Japan 12.3%, Singapore 11.2%, Taiwan 7.3%, China 7.2%, Saudi Arabia 6.4%, South Korea 5.9%, Malaysia 4.1%, Thailand 4.1% (2007)
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold:

$36.15 billion (31 December 2008 est.)
Debt - external:

$65.23 billion (31 December 2008 est.)
Stock of direct foreign investment - at home:

$20.78 billion (2008 est.)
Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad:

$5.564 billion (2008 est.)
Exchange rates:

Philippine pesos (PHP) per US dollar - 44.439 (2008 est.), 46.148 (2007), 51.246 (2006), 55.086 (2005), 56.04 (2004)

Communications Philippines
Telephones - main lines in use:

3.633 million (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular:

51.795 million (2007)
Telephone system:

general assessment: good international radiotelephone and submarine cable services; domestic and interisland service adequate
domestic: domestic satellite system with 11 earth stations; cellular communications now dominate the industry; combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular telephone density about 60 telephones per 100 persons
international: country code - 63; a series of submarine cables together provide connectivity to Asia, US, the Middle East, and Europe; multiple international gateways (2007)
Radio broadcast stations:

AM 381, FM 628, shortwave 4 (each shortwave station operates on multiple frequencies in the language of the target audience) (2007)
Television broadcast stations:

250 (plus 1,501 CATV networks) (2007)
Internet country code:

Internet hosts:

283,579 (2008)
Internet users:

5.3 million (2007)

Transportation Philippines

255 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways:

total: 84
over 3,047 m: 4
2,438 to 3,047 m: 8
1,524 to 2,437 m: 26
914 to 1,523 m: 36
under 914 m: 10 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways:

total: 171
1,524 to 2,437 m: 4
914 to 1,523 m: 68
under 914 m: 99 (2007)

2 (2007)

gas 565 km; oil 135 km; refined products 105 km (2007)

total: 897 km
narrow gauge: 897 km 1.067-m gauge (492 km are in operation) (2006)

total: 200,037 km
paved: 19,804 km
unpaved: 180,233 km (2003)

3,219 km (limited to vessels with draft less than 1.5 m) (2008)
Merchant marine:

total: 391
by type: bulk carrier 75, cargo 125, carrier 16, chemical tanker 17, container 6, liquefied gas 5, passenger 6, passenger/cargo 68, petroleum tanker 36, refrigerated cargo 15, roll on/roll off 11, vehicle carrier 11
foreign-owned: 161 (Bermuda 34, China 4, Greece 4, Hong Kong 1, Japan 81, Malaysia 1, Netherlands 23, Norway 10, Singapore 1, Taiwan 1, UAE 1)
registered in other countries: 11 (Comoros 1, Cyprus 1, Hong Kong 1, Indonesia 1, Panama 7) (2008)
Ports and terminals:

Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Liman, Manila, Nasipit Harbor
Transportation - note:

the International Maritime Bureau reports the territorial and offshore waters in the South China Sea as high risk for piracy and armed robbery against ships; numerous commercial vessels have been attacked and hijacked both at anchor and while underway; hijacked vessels are often disguised and cargo diverted to ports in East Asia; crews have been murdered or cast adrift

Military Philippines
Military branches:

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP): Army, Navy (includes Marine Corps), Air Force (2008)
Military service age and obligation:

18-25 years of age (officers 21-29) for compulsory and voluntary military service; applicants must be single male or female Philippine citizens (2007)
Manpower available for military service:

males age 16-49: 23,547,252
females age 16-49: 23,177,487 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service:

males age 16-49: 18,232,050
females age 16-49: 19,827,538 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:

male: 1,012,779
female: 977,030 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures:

0.9% of GDP (2005 est.)

Transnational Issues Philippines
Disputes - international:

Philippines claims sovereignty over certain of the Spratly Islands, known locally as the Kalayaan (Freedom) Islands, also claimed by China, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Vietnam; the 2002 "Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea," has eased tensions in the Spratly Islands but falls short of a legally binding "code of conduct" desired by several of the disputants; in March 2005, the national oil companies of China, the Philippines, and Vietnam signed a joint accord to conduct marine seismic activities in the Spratly Islands; Philippines retains a dormant claim to Malaysia's Sabah State in northern Borneo based on the Sultanate of Sulu's granting the Philippines Government power of attorney to pursue a sovereignty claim on his behalf; maritime delimitation negotiations continue with Palau
Refugees and internally displaced persons:

IDPs: 300,000 (fighting between government troops and MILF and Abu Sayyaf groups) (2007)
Illicit drugs:

domestic methamphetamine production has been a growing problem in recent years despite government crackdowns; major consumer of amphetamines; longstanding marijuana producer mainly in rural areas where Manila's control is limited

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Friday, February 13, 2009

DragonBall - Evolution (the movie) - Official Trailer

Hey, Son Goku fanatics, this is the time we've been waiting for, the Super Saiyan cartoon character has now come to life with this movie DragonBall - Evolution.

A monkey-tailed boy named Goku is found by an old martial arts expert who raises him as his grandson. One day Goku meets a girl named Bulma and together they go on a quest to retrieve the seven Dragon Balls, mythical objects that can summon a dragon who will grant any wish. Along the way, they meet and befriend a plethora of martial artists. They also undergo rigorous training regimes and educational programs in order to fight in the World Martial Arts Tournament, a tournament in which the most powerful fighters in the world compete.

Some of the main cast of this are Son Goku, Yamcha, Chi-chi, Piccolo, Bulma, and Grandpa Gohan.

The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power.

Monday, February 9, 2009

X-Men Origins: Wolverine - Official Trailer

X-Men Origins: Wolverine - Official Trailer: Here comes my idol Logan, aka Wolverine, as he bring us back to his past, before the X-Men team were born.

Scientific experiments were done to him ( which he cant remember ) where a metal ( adamantium ) was fused into his skeleton, and because of his remarkable self healing powers he was able to survive it.

Born James Howlett and commonly known as Logan, Wolverine is a mutant, possessing animal-keen senses, enhanced physical capabilities, retracting bone claws, and a healing factor that allows him to quickly recover from virtually any wound, disease or toxin, enabling him to live beyond a normal human lifespan. This healing ability enabled the supersoldier program Weapon X to bond the near indestructible metal alloy adamantium to his skeleton and claws.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

CSS Reference

(based on MSDN and WC3 CSS reference)

- Font Properties

Property Valid Values Example Inherited?
font-family [font name or type] font-family: Verdana, Arial; Y
font-style normal | italic font-style:italic; Y
font-variant normal | small-caps font-variant:small-caps; Y
font-weight normal | bold font-weight:bold; Y
font-size [ xx-large | x-large | large | medium | small | x-small | xx-small ] | [ larger | smaller ] | percentage | length font-size:12pt; Y
font [ font-style || font-variant || font-weight ] ? font-size [ / line-height ] ? font-family font: bold 12pt Arial; Y

- Color and Background Properties

Property Valid Values Example Inherited?
color color color: red Y
background-color color | transparent background-color: yellow N*
background-image url | none background-image: url(house.jpg) N*
background-repeat repeat | repeat-x | repeat-y | no-repeat background-repeat: no-repeat N*
background-attachment scroll | fixed background-attachment: fixed N*
background-position [ position | length ] | {1,2} | [ top | center | bottom ] || [ left | center | right ] background-position: top center N*
background transparent | color || urlposition || repeat || scroll || background: silver url(house.jpg) repeat-y N*

* Starting in CSS2, the properties indicated above are inherited.

- Text Properties

Property Valid Values Example Inherited?
letter-spacing normal | length letter-spacing:5pt Y
text-decoration none | underline | overline | line-through text-decoration:underline N
vertical-align sub | super | vertical-align:sub N
text-transform capitalize | uppercase | lowercase | none text-transform:lowercase N
text-align left | right | center | justify text-align:center N
text-indent length | percentage text-indent:25px N
line-height normal | number | length | percentage line-height:15pt N

- Box Properties

Property Valid Values Example Inherited?
margin-top length | percentage | auto margin-top:5px N
margin-right length | percentage | auto margin-right:5px N
margin-bottom length | percentage | auto margin-bottom:1em N
margin-left length | percentage | auto margin-left:5pt N
margin length | percentage | auto {1,4} margin: 10px 5px 10px 5px N
padding-top length | percentage padding-top:10% N
padding-right length | percentage padding-right:15px N
padding-bottom length | percentage padding-bottom:1.2em N
padding-left length | percentage padding-left:10pt; } N
padding length | percentage {1,4} padding: 10px 10px 10px 15px N
border-top-width thin | medium | thick | length border-top-width:thin N
border-right-width thin | medium | thick | length border-right-width:medium N
border-bottom-width thin | medium | thick | length border-bottom-width:thick N
border-left-width thin | medium | thick | length border-left-width:15px N
border-width thin | medium | thick | length {1,4} border-width: 3px 5px 3px 5px N
border-top-color color border-top-color:navajowhite N
border-right-color color border-right-color:whitesmoke N
border-bottom-color color border-bottom-color:black N
border-left-color color border-left-color:#C0C0C0 N
border-color color {1,4} border-color: green red white blue; } N
border-top-style none | solid | double | groove | ridge | inset | outset border-top-style:solid N
border-right-style none | solid | double | groove | ridge | inset | outset border-right-style:double N
border-bottom-style none | solid | double | groove | ridge | inset | outset border-bottom-style:groove N
border-left-style none | solid | double | groove | ridge | inset | outset border-left-style:none N
border-style none | solid | double | groove | ridge | inset | outset border-style:ridge; } N
border-top border-width | border-style | border-color border-top: medium outset red N
border-right border-width | border-style | border-color border-right: thick inset maroon N
border-bottom border-width | border-style | border-color border-bottom: 10px ridge gray N
border-left border-width | border-style | border-color border-left: 1px groove red N
border border-width | border-style | border-color border: thin solid blue N
float none | left | right float:none N
clear none | left | right | both clear:left N

- Classification Properties

Property Valid Values Example Inherited?
display none | block | inline | list-item display:none N
list-style-type disk | circle | square | decimal | lower-roman | upper-roman | lower-alpha | upper-alpha | none list-style-type:upper-alpha Y
list-style-image url | none list-style-image:url(icFile.gif) Y
list-style-position inside | outside list-style-position:inside Y
list-style keyword || position || url list-style: square outside url(icFolder.gif) Y

- Positioning Properties

Property Valid Values Example Applies to Inherited?
clip shape | auto clip:rect(0px 200px 200px 0px) all elements N
height length | auto height:200px DIV, SPAN and replaced elements N
left length | percentage | auto left:0px absolutely and relatively positioned elements N
overflow visible | hidden | scroll | auto overflow:scroll all elements N
position absolute| relative | static position:absolute all elements N
top length | percentage | auto top:0px absolutely and relatively positioned elements N
visibility visible | hidden | inherit visibility:visible all elements N
width length | percentage | auto width:80% DIV, SPAN and replaced elements N
z-index auto | integer z-index:-1 absolutely and relatively positioned elements N

- Printing Properties

Property Valid Values Example Inherited?
page-break-before auto | always || left | right page-break-before:always N
page-break-after auto | always || left | right page-break-before:auto N

- Pseudo Classes

Property Valid Values Example Inherited?
cursor auto | crosshair | default | hand | move | e-resize | ne-resize | nw-resize | n-resize | se-resize | sw-resize | s-resize | w-resize | text | wait | help { cursor:hand; } Y
active, hover, link, visited n/a a:hover { color:red; } Y
first-letter, first-line any font manipulating declaration p:first-letter{

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