Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bryan: Artist in the Making

Our 11-year old grandson, Bryan P. Camporazo is gradually showing off his latent talent on drawing human figures. He has proven how artistic he is in some of his drawing pieces which are shown here.

Bryan, the artist
Toto Bryan as we fondly call him is a reserved type of a boy. He is too serious in doing things of his interest. He is quick to think. He has the ability to learn things by himself through observation. He likes math, arts and music.

His drawing skill is acquired. He has gained this talent upon seeing his uncle, Toto Jun (Gilbor D. Camporazo, Jr.), our youngest son doing some sketches of cartoon characters like Naruto, Dragon Ball Z characters like Sun Goku, Bulma, Piccolo, Vegeta, among others. He has also drawn several cartoon character in a comics form.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Dona: No Regret of Using Amaranth Whitening Soap

(The following is a testimony of Dona Greece C, Tolones, a regular user of Amaranth Deluxe Whitening Soap.)

Amaranth Deluxe Whitening Soap
Looking back in the past as I remember, my biggest weakness when it comes to my physical appearance is my face which tends me to develop lack of confidence of myself, feeling insecure and unhappy. In February 2014, I spent the whole time thinking on how to change myself and my life to a better one.

One day while I was searching for an online business in the Facebook, I came across with a group which requires an investment of only PHP360 for membership, an affordable investment to start an online business right away.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

SMPHoldings Inc. and BCDA Rumble Is Over

Wow! A state-of-the-art commercial center was built in Taguig City by SM Prime Holdings, Inc.! a 30-storty for that matter! That would be a facility which the people of Taguig would love it for their mall needs from grocery to household, from dry goods to hardware requirement, among others.

SM Aura Premier
Image: expatch.org
However, there was something messy on the issue of this 3.3 hectare or about 33,975 square-meter property donated  by Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) to Taguig City government. This became the subject of dispute when SM Prime Holdings, Inc. leased it from the Taguig City. It's quite aggravated when BCDA president Arnel Casanova commented on the rental received from said property should be divided equally between BCDA and the Armed Forces of the Philippines. It's no longer an issue. The residents of Taguig should benefit from that revenue since BCDA has relinquished its legal rights on the said property.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

DAP Means Corruption?

What Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) have in common? Do they appeal to the whole citizenry of the country? What is good and what is bad about them?

President Noynoy Aquino
For the Filipino people, it is "pork" intended to finance the government projects through for the respective constituents of every congressman and senator.

In Aquino government, it may seem that Pork barrel gains more supporters especially in the two houses of the Philippine government, the house of representative and the house of senate. This had helped a lot of the priority projects of these honorable functionaries and solons of the country. Many towns and cities infrastructures projects like roads, bridges, sports facilities like gym,among others are realized by availing of funds from the infamous pork barrel. However, it has been abused for personal motive of those honorable politicians.

Friday, July 4, 2014

ONE DEPED - LIS Encoding Organized

To address the voluminous problems encountered by the teachers who are enrolling their pupils to the online facility of the DepEd, the so-called Learner Information System (LIS), DepEd assistant secretary Reynaldo Laguda, after meeting with the LIS technical team issued a memorandum directing every teacher, school head, ICT coordinator on the schedule of encoding.

Asst, Sec. Laguda
Teachers not only teaching in the morning but they are also doing a nocturnal job like enrolling their pupils to the site provided by the DepEd. Since this online enrollment system is new, everybody seems to be excited and most don't have any experienced at all on how to encode their pupils' data.

The system is unstable sometimes, falters due to heavy traffic of users, due to preventive maintenance, upgrading of the system, among others. It is intermittently disconnected. The teachers have to wait for several hours and even a day, and until they become impatient. The helpdesk which is created to handle LIS  related problems tends to pile up with unsavory comments, insults and curses out of the blue from the inhumane, inconsiderate teachers who didn't know the job of the members of LIS team. It is good they're not moved a bit, though they're, of course, hurt.

This situation is not remote to assistant secretary Laguda. He tactfully has responded and this is what happened. Earlier, however, he posted a message to the LIS facebook account, which reads:

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

WFU Online

People who have a strong desire to help others are ideal candidates for online Master of Counseling degree programs. We live in a world that can be so stressful at times that there's a constant increase in the need for caring counselors. Supportive people who decide to pursue one of these degrees will make a major difference in the lives of others.

Image - counseling.online.wfu.edu
There are two common career path choices that students choose because of the ability to make a difference. Professional courses help prepare all students for the future. Clinical courses and internships fulfill the requirements for the skills to be put into practice. Students who take the specialization that interests them the most will be more satisfied with their choice. WFU Online is an example of one school that offers this concentration.

School counselors are always in demand, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimating that the number of counselors needed to increase 19 percent by 2020. School counselors work in a K-through-12 setting, providing appropriate guidance to students. They also counsel students as needed, providing an important role in helping students through crisis situations.