Monday, April 06, 2020

PRD Adress to the nation on April 5 2020


President’s address: 
- says poorest of the poor must receive gov’t assistance
- ₱100 billion for one month or the ₱270 billion for two months is not enough
- exploring adjustment of budgets
- asks for the cooperation of the public
- let’s heed the needs of our poor brothers and sisters
- on drug addicts: wag subukan ang gobyerno, ang gobyerno desperado na din (to solve the COVID-19 crisis)
- encourages everyone to wear masks
- nagdadasal ako para sa bayan
- kung may pera, d ko hawakan yan
- “it’s not my money d ko pwede nakawin, kung ma nakaw ko man, ano gawin ko sa pera na yan”
- if money allotted for next month is used now, no more money next month
- i want to give the poorest of the poor
- says Elly Pamatong “as president” instructs the military to catch Duterte
- Ako, I agree. Kung maaari lang, isali ko sila. (On adding middle class to social amelioration program)
- ang solusyon dito is vaccine
- itong problema natin, ang pang kontra nito is stay home, at wag ka mahawaan
- sana mapanood niyo yung Japanese
- hindi ko alam kung saan ako magkuha ng pera
- mas matindi ito sa gera, d mo makita kalaban, pati taliban takot sila
- Wag kang mahawa, mag-stay ka sa bahay. “pano pagkain namin?” maghanap ka ng paraan
- panawagan ko: be patient, intindihin niyo ang gobyerno, we’d appreciate it
- When the resources are all exhausted and the pandemic would claim millions of lives, I hope, really, and I pray that it would not. Pero kung ganun, wala na ako magawa.
- We are inclined to extend the lockdown up to April 30.

Friday, April 03, 2020

DOH COVID-19 24/7 Hotline


DOH COVID-19 24/7 Hotline 📞:
(02) 894-COVID
(02) 894-26843
Open to all callers nationwide!

‼️Individuals experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 are encouraged to contact the hotline and seek further instructions.

Common Symptoms:
- Fever
- Tiredness
- Dry Cough
- Sore Throat
- Runny Nose
- Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Breathing

Anecdotal Symptoms: 
- Loss of apetite
- Loss of taste or smell
- Abdominal Pain
- Diarrhea

Viking PH gave 58,474 free food packs for our frontliners


MARAMING SALAMAT sa Vikings Luxury Buffet sa kanilang malasakit para sa ating mga frontliners! As of April 1 ay nakapagpamigay na sila ng 58,474 free food packs and meals para sa mga taos pusong nangunguna sa pagsugpo ng COVID-19 sa bansa.

Sa kanilang Facebook post ay kumakatok rin ang Vikings sa ating mga kababayan na suportahan sila sa pagtulong sa mga frontliners. Be a hero, be a warrior. For donations, please email vikingsmarketing@gmail.com or call (02) 8845-4647. You can also donate your Rewards Points at http://www.vikings.ph/donate.

#KontraCOVIDHeroes
#BeatCOVID19
#COVID19PH

City of Manila Ordinance No. 8624

City of Manila makes it punishable to discriminate against people with COVID-19, those suspected to have COVID-19, and all healthcare workers.

#COVID19 

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Washing your hands in tune of "Tala"

Getting underneath the finger nails is an important part of thorough hand-washing needed to stave off coronavirus, according to CNN's @drsanjaygupta. 
#HandwashChallenge https://t.co/8w4nAxnd4J

Thursday, April 02, 2020

Bigay Bente

Bigay Bente, a donation drive that aims to help the frontliners and vulnerable communities, calls for cash donations as low as 20 pesos. #ReliefPH #COVID19PH 


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Social Amelioration Package

LOOK: Here's how households under the enhanced community quarantine can receive their "Social Amelioration Package," worth P5,000 to P8,000. #COVID19PH

📷 Facebook/Grace Poe 

How to take care suspected COVID 19 patient?

Guidiness for caregivers and members of household of suspected and confirmed COVID-19 patients.

Assurance of PhilHealth to COVID-19 Patients



PhilHealth will continue to should the cost of the treatment for all Covid-19 cases until April 14 2020.

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Mechanical Ventilator


FYI COVID-19 Management: Ano nga ba ang Mechanical Ventilator? Bakit kailangan ito ng mga kritikal na COVID-19 patients? 

#BeatCOVID19
#WeHealAsOne
#COVID19PH

President Duterte speech to the nation on April 1 2020.



  • There are people who are trying to mess up sa kakaunti natin [resources].
  • We are trying to manage magkaroon equally ng pera at pagkain.
  • I'm addressing the Left, for slamming the distribution. “Kayong mga left, you are not the government.”
  • “Wag kayong mag-gawa ng kalokohan at mag-riot riot diyan because I will order you detained at bibitiwan ko kayo pagkatapos nawala na itong COVID-19.”
  • Gulo, barilian, o patayan, I will not hesitate to let my soldiers shoot you. Pagka ginulo at nagkaroon ng okasyon na lumaban at ang buhay ninyo ay nalagay sa alanganin, shoot them dead.
  • “Wag ninyong subukan ang gobyerno, kasi ang gobyernong ito hindi inutil.”
  • “Tinanggal ko sa pulitiko 'yung distribution ng pera pati ang bigas at pagkain, binigay ko kay DSWD Sec. Rolando Bautista dahil may sarili silang distribution network.”
  • “Do not entertain doubts about dishonesty and corruption, hindi panahon 'yan ngayon.”
  • For frontliners, I will support you.
  • DSWD to distribute food and money because “sanay sila”

RP-C5880

The entire Lionair fleet will be grounded as investigations on the deadly crash of a medical evacuation plane (RP-C5880) in NAIA are ongoing. 8 people were killed because of the accident.

Lionair is a DOH partner in logistics for Visayas & Mindanao.

Paano makakatanggap ng Social Amelioration Package?



Narito ang gabay sa pagbibigay ayuda ng DSWD at ng iba pang ahensya ng gobyerno sa lokal na pamahalaan para sa mga household.

Maagap at Mapagkalingang Serbisyo! #DSWDMayMalasakit https://t.co/fBGFoMNWtF














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Monday, November 04, 2019

Samgyupsalamat in Trinoma: Your unlimited BBQ in Quezon City



Samgyupsalamat is a restaurant chain in and around Metro Manila that serves unlimited Korean BBQ. (It’s been around since 2012 and now has over 80 branches!) and counting for more as there are under construction soon to open branches in Makati and Subic under the management of Zoomanity Eatz, the company that brought us the Japanese restaurants like Jinsei at Centurity City Mall & San Pablo City and Nanten inside Manila Polo Club. 

Now open at Trinoma Mall at 4th Floor, Garden Area and with easier access at Mindanao entrance, the popular and famous chain of restaurants is now serving all the mall goers. Just opened last October 2019 with Zoomanity EatZ CEO, Robert Laurel Yupangco, YUP Gallery Board of Trustee Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas and Zoomanity Group COO May Gamir. 

According to Robert Laurel Yupangco, Zoomanity EatZ CEO, “We are thankful for the patronage of our customers, we have now 5 branches under our management that includes branches in Century City Mall in Makati, Metropolitan area in Makati, Inside The Residence In Tagaytay, at Alabang Town Center and San Pablo City. Filipinos are into unlimited BBQ and affordable cost with good and quality food.” 

Samgyupsalamat’s menu combines flavored pork and beef (and exciting side dishes, too!). There are so many patrons right now because of the popularity and affordable prices. Expect to pay as low as Php 399.00 and that’s with unlimited BBQ already with its complete range of side dishes and ice tea. 

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Tuna and Corn Pasta





Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large cloves garlic minced
  • 2 pics tomatoes minced
  • 1 (184g) can Century tuna chunck in vegetable oil, drained
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 250ml Nestle all purpose cream
  • 200g sweetcorn removed the cob
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 300g uncooked pasta (I used spaghetti)
  • Cheese

How to cook?

  1. Boil a salted pot of water for your pasta and cook it al dente according to package directions. Once cooked drain the pasta and set-aside. Prep your other ingredients while it cooks.
  2. When the pasta is close to being ready, add the olove oil to a small pan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the tomatoes and garlic. cook it for 30 seconds.
  3. Stir in the tuna and lemon juice. Let it heat through. 
  4. Add the sweetcorn
  5. Pour the Nestle all purpose cream the it simmer for 2 mins.
  6. Add the cooked pasta. Mix it well.
  7. Serve with cheese on top.








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Monday, October 21, 2019

Cheesy, Creamy Ham and Mushroom Pasta



Ingredients

400g Spaguetti Pasta
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
250g button mushrooms, thinly sliced
5 slices ham
375 ml evaporated milk
1 teaspoon cornflour
Salt and cracked black pepper
1 tablespoon finely grated parmesan
Cheddar or Quickmelt Cheese
Bacon bits


How to cook?

  1. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water according to packet instructions or until al dente. Drain and cover to keep warm.
  2. On a separate sauce pan over medium heat sauté the onion and garlic in olive oil, then add the mushroom and cook for another 3 minutes.
  3. Add ham and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the evaporated milk and bring to the boil. Let it simmer for 2 minutes in low heat. Stir regularly to avoid the sauce sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  4. Mix together the cornflour and 1 tablespoon water until it form a smooth paste. Stir into the sauce and simmer for 2-3 minutes or until the mixture has thickened. Add the cooked pasta.
  5. Add salt and black pepper to taste.
  6. Add the parmesan and quick melt cheese.
  7. Serve with cheese and bacon bits on top.











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Cheesy, Creamy Ham and Mushroom Macaroni Pasta



Ingredients

400g macaroni Pasta
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
250g button mushrooms, thinly sliced
5 slices ham
375 ml evaporated milk
1 teaspoon cornflour
Salt and cracked black pepper
1 tablespoon finely grated parmesan
Cheddar or Quickmelt Cheese
Bacon bits


How to cook?

  1. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water according to packet instructions or until al dente. Drain and cover to keep warm.
  2. On a separate sauce pan over medium heat sauté the onion and garlic in olive oil, then add the mushroom and cook for another 3 minutes.
  3. Add ham and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the evaporated milk and bring to the boil. Let it simmer for 2 minutes in low heat. Stir regularly to avoid the sauce sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  4. Mix together the cornflour and 1 tablespoon water until it form a smooth paste. Stir into the sauce and simmer for 2-3 minutes or until the mixture has thickened. Add the cooked pasta.
  5. Add salt and black pepper to taste.
  6. Add the parmesan and quick melt cheese.
  7. Serve with cheese and bacon bits on top.













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Even Bitches have a Heart

Maleficent (Mistress of Evil) 



Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
is a 2019 American dark fantasy adventure film produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is a sequel to the 2014 film Maleficent, with Angelina Jolie returning to portray the title role.

Starring:

  • Angelina Jolie as Maleficent
  • Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora,
  • Harris Dickinson as Prince Phillip, crown prince of Ulstead and son of King John and Queen Ingrith
  • Michelle Pfeiffer as Queen Ingrit
  • Robert Lindsay as King John
  • Imelda Staunton as Knotgrass
  • Juno Temple as Thistlewit
  • David Gyasi as Percival
  • Ed Skrein as Borra
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor as Conall, a dark fey
  • Sam Riley as Diaval, a raven who changes into human form
  • Lesley Manville as Flittle
  • Warwick Davis as Lickspittle
  • Kae Alexander as Ini (desert)

Plot

Five years after her father King Stefan's death, Queen Aurora now reigns over the Moors, maintaining order among humans and the fairies and woodland creatures. Maleficent, Aurora’s god-mother remains the strongest fairy and protector of the realm. However despite her good deeds, she is still feared to be an evil witch by the people of Ulstead, Prince Phillip's kingdom.

Maleficent warns Aurora about getting married to the prince after her servant Diaval relayed the news as he overheard Aurora accepted the marriage proposal from Philip. Maleficent believes that the union will end badly. Aurora was able to persuade the fairy to attend a royal dinner where her and Aurora would present themselves to Phillip's parents, King John and Queen Ingrith. The feast quickly escalates into a heated argument between Maleficent and Ingrith, discussing Maleficent's dark past, as well as the missing fairies and murdered humans in the Moors. Maleficent soon loses temper and provokes a fight, seemingly cursing King John into an eternal slumber and fleeing from the castle without Aurora who decided to stay by Phillip's side. On her way to the Moors, Maleficent is hit by Ingrith's servant Gerda with an iron bullet and falls unconscious into the ocean but is saved from death by a mysterious winged creature similar to her.

Maleficent wakes up in a series of underground caverns where she discovers a group of winged and horned fairies of her own kind, among them Conall, their peaceful leader who saved Maleficent, and Borra, a warlike fairy who strives for an open war with humans. Maleficent discovers that she is one of the last Dark Feys, a powerful species of fairies that are almost extinct because of the human oppression. She is also told that her own bloodline ties directly to the Phoenix, an ancient and very powerful ancestor of the Dark Feys, and that is why she wields magic more powerful than the rest of her species. Both Conall and Borra believe that Maleficent is instrumental to end the conflict with humans, either by peace or war.

On the wedding day Aurora discovered Ingrith’s plan of secretly plotting to eradicate all of the fairies and woodland beings, forging iron weapons and inventing a crimson powder that can instantly kill them. She also found out that it was Ingrith who cursed John with Maleficent's old cursed spindle. As the Fair Folk gather for the wedding ceremony in the castle's chaple, they are trapped in and Gerda starts killing them with the powder. They are ultimately saved by Flittle's selfless sacrifice.

The Dark Feys launch an attack on Ulstead but they were welcomed by the wellprepared soldiers until Maleficent, having channeled the power of the Phoenix, joins the battle. She nearly manages to kill Ingrith but is stopped by Aurora who appeals to her good heart, calling her a mother. As the two reconcile, however, Maleficent saves Aurora from Ingrith's arrow and dissolves into ashes. Ingrith proclaims herself victorious but as Aurora weeps over the ashes, Maleficent is reborn in the form of the Phoenix.

Ingrith was transformed into a goat as her soldiers’ were defeated. Maleficent reverts back to her fairy form and gives Aurora and Phillip her blessing. She walked Aurora is the aisle on her wedding day. Maleficent flies away with a group of young Dark Feys after the wedding. She promised Philip and Aurora to come back for the christening of their child.

Blithethough of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil


The film displayed more confidence from its preceding film. They were able to hold the level set by the first Maleficent.

The scenes of Maleficent and Aurora are always heartwarming to me. It always displays tough love and you know that it is genuine. Though there is not much when it comes to character development.

Visually, the effects were undeniably spectacular. I personally recommend to watch the film in 3D and IMAX theaters to maximize the details of the design and the gorgeous color bursting everywhere. The cinematography is very cool. The costumes were stunning.

There’s a lot of plot twist that is unnecessary. This plot stretches the time of the film but it did not contributed much on the story line.

The story telling is wasn’t strong enough but I love how they were able to add xenophobia as additional ingredients to its theme. It made the film more relevant. The “Love conquers all” in this film is accepting your neighbor, and the choice not to fight — to lay down past prejudices, accepting differences and try to move forward together.

Although the narrative is a bit weak, Angeline Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer’s characters were able sustain and carry the film through to the end.

The film is lighter. The battle scene is long and intense. It has plenty of darkness that was offset with love of the purest kind.

The ending was fine but I was expecting more.

Maleficent will always be one of my favorite Disney characters of all time.

Special note: The little Hedgehog like Fairy creature in this movie was the most adorable.

















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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Isa pa with Feelings (2019)






Isa Pa with Feelings is a 2019 romantic-comedy film produced by Black Sheep Productions. It is the firstt Filipino film to interpret the sign language.

The Plot

Mara is an aspiring architect whose life went downhill after failing the licensure exam. She was filled with disappointment because it was her father’s frustrated ambition to be one.
In a moment of anguish she then met Gali through a minor accident, who turns out to be her neighbor and, eventually, her sign language teacher. In the absence of verbal language, the two find other means to communicate. They eventually bond and develop liking each other. Gali who was self-assured in the beginning of the film stared to wrestle with his anxieties and insecurities due to his past relationship as his feeling for Mara deepens.

The Actors

I was amazed how Maine Mendoza displayed her acting skills. Behind her jolly and playful personality in television she can really deliver emotions that a drama film requires. She was able to brought Mara into life. She was able to portray the character effectively that can surely touch your emotions.
Carlo Aquino is no stranger in drama. His role as Gali is very unique from what he had done in the past. He doesn't need to speak to be heard. In his voiceless state he was able to communicate very well. His eyes speak. His gestures will tell you what he exactly wants to say. He proved that love can be spoken in many languages without even using your voice. Gali's perspective are truly an eye-opener

Blithethoughs in Isa Pa With Feeling

Before watching the film I have less expectation. I just watched the film because I was bored and I have no other option.  I thought that the film was just an ordinary and typical rom-com film with the exception that Carlo's character being deaf. Luckily the movie has proven me wrong.
The two actors undeniably have natural chemistry.
The story telling is very straight forward and powerful. It is very relatable.
The film gave us a genuine and honest ending. It was neither forced nor uncooked.
The film brought its viewers into the lives of deaf community. By watching the film you will learn their struggle and you will be able to relate and empathize with them. The movie showed us that their lack of ability to hear does not make them less of a human. They can work, study, make friends, fall in love and they have dreams.
By watching the film it opened my eyes about the deaf community. It talks about serious topics about deaf. It talks about the lack of education for parents to have deaf child. Lack of schools for the deaf was pointed out. Our lack of social and emotional skills to help deaf people was also highlighted. They don't need our pity. They are not asking for special treatment. They just need our understanding. They just need to be treated as humans just like us. Empathy and kindness is a real deal and my take away in this film.



















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