Showing posts with label Awesome Philippines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Awesome Philippines. Show all posts

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Street Kid Wins International Peace Prize

Chris Valdez, age 13, wins this year's International Children's Peace Prize Award for leading a nonprofit organization that helps street children, like himself, educate and hand out basic necessities.

Monday, August 13, 2012

A Beautiful Wedding



Amidst the heavy rain and flooded streets, it seemed like not even mother nature could stop the couple Ramoncito Campo and Hernelie Ruazol Campo's wedding.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Two White Guys' Reasons Why They Love The Philippines





Source: ChannelFix.com

20 Reasons Why I Dislike The Philippines by Jimmy Sieczka






So this guy has been living in the Philippines for 3 years and claims that he's experienced and seen EVERYTHING that Philippines has to offer already.

From whitening cream to MILFS to ladyboys,yep, this guy has seen it all.

He has been declared as a "persona non grata" by the city of Cebu.

Persona non grata (Latin, plural: personae non gratae), literally meaning "an unwelcome person", is a legal term used in diplomacy that indicates a proscription against a person entering the country. It is the most serious form of censure which one country can apply to foreign diplomats, who are otherwise protected by diplomatic immunity from arrest and other normal kinds of prosecution
Wikipedia - persona non grata

He also finds Ladyboys really hot.


Image Source: AcidCow.com's Miss Ladyboy Pageant





Source: Channelfix.com

His List of Things that will annoy you in the Philippines

1. Gigantic holes in the street
2. People selling Cialis on sidewalk.
3. Street food ( Inihaw )
4. Terrorists ( makes fun of MILFs, shows ignorance )
5. Construction sites
6. Whitening Cream
7. Pollution
8. Traffic
9. His bubblegum in a plastic bag
10. People not obeying Traffic laws
11. Comfort Rooms ( no toilet paper or the fact that it's called CR )
12. Security Guards everywhere ( hates giggling and sleeping security guards )
13. People pissing anywhere ( according to him it's pinoy's past time )
14. Security Guards' " heavy frisking "
15. Cabs beeping their horns ( In America, you'd get beat up, so he says )
16. Small cut napkins
17. Beggars
18. Chickens in the city
19. Blasting Music everywhere at night
20. Ladyboys and Koreans
21. Cockroaches
22. Beggars asking for tips
23. Scooters


And here is a video of two white guys reasons why they love the Philippines

WHY THEY LOVE THE PHILIPPINES

Source: Channelfix.com

Department of Tourism Philippines' Assistant Secretary and Spokeperson told Yahoo! Southeast Asia that a single video will not affect their efforts of promoting the Philippines to the world.
If he has 20 reasons why he is not fond of our country, we can get 20 million reasons more why it is more fun in the Philippines

The important thing to remember here is that this is a one-man opinion against the millions of Filipinos who still love the Philippines.

Source:Yahoo! Southeast Asia - DOT's not worried

Jimmy Sieczka's half-ass video apology. He actually has the gall to say that it saddens him that Filipinos are hating on him because of the video. What a piece of work this guy is. All I can say is watch out for the "MILFs".

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Dancing Filipino Traffic Enforcer





Another reason why IT'S MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES. Traffic enforcer's having fun on the job.


Source : YOUTUBE, TOSH.O

Monday, October 31, 2011

Witchcraft in the Philippines


Story and Image taken from LA Times - Witchcraft in the Philippines

Mr. Cayetano Umbalsa claims that he has been practicing witchcraft for over 60 years. Now 76 years old, Mr. Umbalsa was taught sorcery by his father when he was a little child. He resides on Siquijor Island in the Philippines.





Image taken from ThePOC.net's Conversation with a sorcerer

Image above is of Manong Edol. Another real life sorcerer. He lives on the slopes of Mount Bandilaan in Siquijor Island.

Excerpt from Dennis Villegas' interview of Manong Edol.

“How do you call your form of sorcery?” I began

“There are three procedures that I can perform,” Manong Edol said, “paktol, barang, and gaway. The paktol is a curse I put on a person I want to suffer or die. The barang, on the other hand, is commanding insects to hurt a person. Lastly, the gaway involves a rag or waxen doll which I pierce in the part where I want the hex victim to suffer.”



A good short read on the history of witchcraft in the Philippines
Voodoo is also practiced in Philippines. One such practice called Pangkukulam, which was practiced in pre-colonial era of Philippines. Psychic surgeries, where medicine men and women conduct rituals to get rid of illness, hex or misfortune are still practiced in Philippines. Witches who can cast spells or lay curses are called "Mangkukulam". Healing may also be carried out by sticking the hands of the surgeon into the patient's body and getting the disease flesh out while leaving the patient scar free and pain free.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Filipino Superman - Herbert Chavez






Herbert Chavez, 35, has had multiple surgeries done on his face and body to look like Superman. His fascination of the Man of Steel started, as a child, when he was given a superman costume.
Now, Herbert, makes a living as a "pageant trainer" in his home town of Calamba, Laguna in the Philippines.

Here is Herbert Chavez on Bandila and Umagang Kay Ganda ( Beautiful Morning )





He's also had a hip implant, which really is a butt implant, to make his behind look as voluptous as superman's.



Image taken from this chick's blog, superman's butt

Also, a pageant trainer is basically a coach that works with beauty pageant contestants on everything related to pageantry, from the way they walk on the ramp to how to answer interview questions with poise and grace.


Sources:
http://boingboing.net/2011/10/06/man-undergoes-extensive-plastic-surgery-to-look-like-superman.html
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3859149/Superfan.html
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/video/lifestyle/Pinoy Superman

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Pinoy Dragon Warriors teamed up with rescuers

Using the very same dragon boat that they rode to win five golds and six silvers, the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation Team took part in a rescue mission after typhoon Pedring struck the Philippines with a fury. The dragon boat team responded to Lieutenant General Arturo Ortiz call for all soldiers to help out with the rescue effort. Pinoy Dragon Warriors didn't hesitate in organizing the whole crew to help out with the rescue.


Source: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/69337/dragon-boat-champs-join-rescuers



Pinoy Dragon Warriors had recently broken two world records. Here are a few of their youtube vids;










Friday, August 26, 2011

E-Jeeps and E-trikes

In an effort to reduce pollution in Metro Manila, local officials implemented fifteen e-jeeps and e-trikes on the roads of Makati three years ago. But the project is hardly making any impact in resolving the crisis of pollution.Government officials' objective is to have at least twenty thousand e-trikes on the roads of Manila. This plan would not only save us some money from oil expenditures, it would also move our country to a cleaner and eco-friendly way of commuting.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Tens of Thousands Breastfeeders

Thousands of moms, across the Philippines, gathered to show support and promote breastfeeding . Only 16 percent of women in the Philippines breastfeed their babies. A very low number for a nation that is in poverty. A campaign set in motion by the government and NGO's to motivate mothers to breastfeed their children for as long as possible.




Sunday, August 7, 2011

Lighting up homes without the use of electricity

A simple mixture of water and bleach, in a 2 liter bottle, is illuminating hundreds of homes in poverty. This concoction can produce the same amount of light as a 60-watt incandescent bulb. It is designed to last for at least five years, as the bleach prevents algae from forming. The science behind it is called refraction. When light hits the water, the sudden change of speed makes the light bend and then dispersed from all angles.