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Showing posts from October, 2015

Victims of MV Princess of the Stars tragedy to get P242M

Atty. Persida Acosta (center) together with PAO legal eagle's team, defending Victims and relatives of MV Princess of the Stars in CEBU RTC BR.16:  Attys. Rev Dacpano, Howard Areza, Arman Cavalida, and G-ree Calinawan, Gariando. “Hindi natutulog ang Diyos,” ito ang madalas sambitin ng masipag at butihing abogado ng Public  Attorneys Office (PAO) na si Atty. Persida Acosta. Sa dami kasi ng indigent at high-profile cases na hinahawakan ng ahensya, palaging naitatanong sa kanya kung paano nya mina-manage ang lahat. Nitong October 14 ay dumating ang magandang balita para sa mga biktima ng MV Princess of the Stars. Isa itong kaso laban sa Sulpicio Lines na pitong taon na hinahawakan ng PAO office. For more details, please see related post: Narito ang summary of decision na ipinadala sa amin ni PAO Chief Acosta:               In a decision dated 18 September 2015, the Regional Trial Court of Ma

Breast cancer screening and early detection can increase curability and save lives

According to the   World Health Organization , breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of women each year and affecting countries at all levels of modernization. But there is good news. The world-wide agency have seen a gradual reduction in female breast cancer incidence rates among women aged 50 and older. Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990, in part to better due to screening and   early detection , increased awareness, and continually improving   treatment   options, according to WHO. What Is Breast Cancer? Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. The damaged cells can invade surrounding tissue, but with   early detection   and   treatment , most people continue a normal life. “Every time we talk about breast cancer, we always see negative statistics. The thing is, it’s curable. So why aren’t we projecting numbers

Avida releases Tunog Natin: Songs From Home compilation album in support of OPM

The second edition of  Tunog Natin: Songs From Home  has been released in celebration of  Avida Land Corporation's   25 years of inspiring possibilities, as it pays homage to the nation through music that connects us all. The album  is Avida’s contribution in promoting local music. It features renditions of popular OPMs from Jim Paredes, Bloomfields,  Johnnoy Danao, Moira Dela Torre, and  Princess Velasco, together with aspiring artists. It also includes Avida’s anniversary soundtrack “Home is Here”, which is an original composition sung by Danao. Avida’s Marketing Head Tess Tatco said that this project is in line with the company’s ongoing advocacy to “keep the Filipino heritage alive,” and bring back OPM to the public's consciousness.  “We’re always, you know, a supporter of any Filipino talent may it be in types of cuisine or music.” Tess, who also served as the executive producer of the commemorative album, said during the launch. The OPM artists together w

Go-en: ‘Real' Japanese food and other goodies

Cheese Ramen: Miso-based soup with moyashi, corn, ajitsuke tamago, topped with a mound of minced pork and grated cheese How do you eat ramen? Which do you eat first, the noodles or the soup? According to a Japanese friend, either is fine, but tasting the soup first is highly recommended. Put some of the broth in the “renge” (a special spoon used for soups) and taste it. With your mouth still warm from the soup, grab some noodles with your chopsticks and give them a taste. When eating the noodles, she said, don’t worry about slurping! It’s not a problem and is even encouraged! Taking in air while slurping up noodles into your mouth is good for eating ramen. This is called “susuru.” It’s a little difficult to master at first, but learn this technique, and you’ll be that much closer to the authentic Japanese way of eating ramen. If you’ve eaten all the noodles and are still not full, empty out the bowl by drinking the rest of the soup. Then say “Gochisousamadeshita,” a tra

Jollibee opens 900th store milestone at Palo; renews commitment for Leyte's recovery program

“We dedicate our 900 th store to the people of Leyte who exemplified resilience, optimism, and hope despite the challenges they face. They have shown us and the world that the strength of the Filipino family can overcome any obstacle, and there is always a reason to smile and look forward to better days,” Joseph Tanbuntiong, president of Jollibee Philippines, said during the blessing of Jollibee store in Palo, Leyte on September 30. True enough two years removed from the onslaught of Yolanda  (international name: Haiyan) , the people and the town is slowly but surely on the road to recovery, and Jollibee hopes that the opening of a new store will bring them a new reason to smile as they provide not just employment, but a place for families to bond and make new happy memories. Some attendees can’t help but be teary eyed as they remember the deadly experience they had during the devastating typhoon. According to them, Jollibee  was the first to set up of a mobile kitchen

Mambuay Family: Finding a Way to Peace through education and non-violent communication

“We can sit down together and share experiences, not looking at each other as Muslims or Christians but all as creations of one God. This is liberating, thanks to Nonviolent Communication.”—Amina Mambuay Seeing the many faces of pain and suffering of people affected by calamities especially its effect on the children and the experiences brought about by animosities among Muslims and Christians in Mindanao has led Amina Mambuay and her family to establish a non-governmental organization called Kalilintad Pilipinas Inc.  Founded in 2010 in the hope that starting with proper education for the children, the family believes there is a great chance for peace if not at this time, for the future generation. Today, the family NGO has put up a shelter for 17 students for Grade 4 to Grade 8; six of them Muslims while 9 are of Christian faith. According to Amina some of the children are orphans while most come from impoverished families who really cannot send them to school. All t