Free Online Filipino Movies At Ebenta.Com

Things are getting better at Ebenta.Com! The site is adding Filipino movies to their video freebies. There is no need to register or sign-in. All you need to do is visit their website, and click a button. No hassle.

I just watched Catch Me, I’m In Love, a 2011 movie starred by Sarah Geronimo and Gerald Anderson.

Thank you, Ebenta.Com.

White Is Beautiful

Summer is soon be over, so as my 9-year old daughter’s Summer Camp. Truth be told, I am quite relieve. She is so dark now that I worry. I obviously still want her to have a fair skin. Am I obsessed with having a whiter skin? Perhaps, yes. Admittedly, I still have the traditional Filipino perception in me that white is pretty. Shallow-minded? Yes, I am. After all, I am a Filipino.

PDA Season 2 Grand Star Dreamer: Laarni Losada

I was not a fan of her, but I still think that the nation was not wrong in putting her in the pedestal as the Grand Star Dreamer. I congratulate her for being the best and garnering more than six hundred thousand votes from the viewers.

What I like about the show is that – it hones talents from nothing to something. If you are an avid follower of the show, you must have seen how these aspiring talents grew and developed. I admit, I was not really that impress with the voice quality of this season’s PDA scholars, but in a way, it tell us that talents can be developed if you believe in it.


Are Filipinos Stupid?

Why would somebody searched for “filipinos are stupid”? Whoever you are, care to share your findings? For those who do not know, WP dashboard has the ability to know the search engine terms used , which leads to my blog site. For the record, there is no such thing as “filipinos are stupid” in my posts. Man, the wonders of Internet. Everything is search able.    


P.S. Do forget to visit me at the new blog site, A Laid Back Life in Ormond Beach.  

The Rise Of Rice Problem

As the staple food in the country, rice is the most important part in a typical Filipino meal. Without it, we seem to feel not full. For some family, rice plus sugar or salt is already a meal. We all know it not nutritious at all. But do they have a choice? None. Blame poverty. It is a family nightmare to see the ascending prices of major commodities, like food and fuel. Not all are born with silver spoons. Even employees (as long as they are not rice traders) suffers the burden of this crisis. A crisis that does not only engulfs the Philippines, but as well as rice-eating nations. It is a ripple effect the it far from vanishing. If there is shortage in Asia and a drought in Australia, expect a shortage too in countries who imports the product from them.

Rolando Dy is right. The rice crisis is actually an income crisis. There is said to be under-investment in the agricultural industry. An industry that sometimes forgotten, especially when the nation is busy talking about political scandals. But what nation is not is crisis nowadays? It ‘s like a plague. Nobody can avoid it. Also, some businessman are taking advantage of the situation. These rice hoarders do not know the words social responsibility. All they know is – how to get richer. Suckers!

About same time last year, a kilo was only Php.25.00, but now it rose up to Php.40.00+. It is insane. I wonder how poor Filipino family can eat three times a day now. How are they going to survive?

Well, let us keep our hopes up, and pray that this crisis will be over soon.

Well Wishers

The week is ending, ending with a happy note for me.

The moment I stepped in my office last Monday morning, a usual loud “Germanic” voice greeted me from the room adjacent to mine…my Boss. He asked me, “Why are you leaving the company?” I greeted and entered his room. I shared what I was up to (first time in history). You see, my Boss can be childlike in his remarks, and so after hearing my side, he said, “At least, it’s not because of me.”

In my resignation letter, which I emailed in the afternoon of my Consular interview on August 3, I did not mention any reason of such uncalled departure. Too uncalled that many were not expecting it.

Now, I can blatantly share that I am soon bound to join my husband in Florida.

Everywhere I go, people greet me with a big smile in their faces, and say, “I am happy for you.” Wow! The feeling is so good. It is so real. For the last time, in my whole 3-and-a-half years of stay with the company, I feel important and cared about. Even the President, the wife of my Boss and two Board Members from Germany said their “well wishes” to my new life in a new country. To the successor of my seat, you will surely have a blast in your new room.

I will surely miss everyone!!! Ooopps, this is not farewell yet. More posts to come.

Philippine Legal Holidays Proclamation OF 2007 & 2008

Official Holidays Of 2008
RA 1463. Declaring The Regular Holidays And Special Non-working Days of 2008


Official Holidays Of 2007






WHEREAS, R.A. No. 9492 dated July 24, 2007, entitled “An Act Rationalizing the Celebration of National Holidays Amending for the Purpose Section 26, Chapter 7, Book 1 of Executive Order No. 292, as amended, otherwise known as The Administrative code of 1987”, was issued to declare certain days (specific or movable) as special or regular holidays;

WHEREAS, August 20, 2007 (Monday), may be declared as a special (non-working) day while August 21, 2007 (Tuesday) may be declared a working day, provided that all activities and celebrations in observance of “Ninoy Aquino Day” shall remain to be observed on August 21, 2007;

WHEREAS, November 30, 2007, Friday (Bonifacio Day) need not be moved to the nearest Monday as provided under RA No. 9492 because the day falls on a Friday, and thus already serves the purpose of RA No. 9492;

WHEREAS, December 30, 2007, Sunday (Rizal Day) need not be moved to the nearest Monday as provided under RA No. 9492 because December 31, 2007, is already a special (non-working) holiday under RA No. 9492.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, EDUARDO R. ERMITA, Executive Secretary, by authority of Her Excellency, GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, do hereby declare the following:

SECTION 1. August 20, 2007 (Monday), shall be a special (non-working) day throughout the country.

Sec. 2. August 21, 2007 (Tuesday), shall be a working day throughout the country. All activities and celebrations in observance of “Ninoy Aquino Day” shall, however, remain to be observed on August 21, 2007.

Sec. 3. Bonifacio Day shall be observed as a regular holiday on November 30, 2007 (Friday).

Sec. 4. Rizal Day shall be observed as a regular holiday on December 30, 2007 (Sunday).

Sec. 5. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) shall promulgate implementing guidelines for this Proclamation.

Sec. 6. This Proclamation shall take effect immediately upon publication in a newspaper of general circulation.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done in the City of Manila, this 6th day of August, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Seven.

By authority of the President:

Executive Secretary


Bruce Angelo Quebral in Big Brother Slovenia


It’s official! I got slapped in the face. I did not nail it. My hunch was wrong.

Big Brother Slovenia has chosen Bruce! Yes, you read it right. Tonight’s episode featured a phone patch with BSS’s representative, announcing their decision to “kidnap” the former UP Fighting Maroons cager among the remaining eleven housemates. Bruce is said to be exotic and could be a good competition with Slovenian hunks (I agree). With the turn of events, I surely am applying to be a certified PBB-holic.