Thursday, October 16, 2008

Pinoy Business Idea: Ubuntu Internet Cafe

Planning to start your own internet cafe for an initial investment of as low as P35,000.00?
That's 5 computers for P35,000 only.
Seriously? Yup. It is an offering from that would help Filipino entrepreneurs start up their own small business.

Why so cheap? By using open-source software (take note: not M$ Windows), you take all those unnecessary software costs out.
This type of business would be perfect targetting those people who go to cafes simply to surf the Net or do some encoding.

With an expected 5 to 6 months return of investment period (as their site claims), it would be easy to recover your investements.

Personal Notes:
If you have doubts regarding the Ubuntu operating software, worry no more. I have experienced using Ubuntu and one thing I could say is... it's great! (Once they make installing games user-friendly, there would be no reason to use Windows ever again.)

Great and cool-looking user interface... and it's FREE!
Say no to piracy, switch to open source.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

UPCAT The Movie Trailer

Ramon Carlo Olivarez is directing a movie that details the stories of people with their dreams of entering the state university.
The trailer was released on Youtube a few days ago and it promises to be an amusing film.
Probably a great way to celebrate the University of the Philippine's 100th year anniversary.

To view the UPCAT Movie trailer, click play on the embedded video.
Flash required.

Best viewed using Mozilla Firefox

Friday, October 10, 2008

Google Maps now in the Philippines

The Philippines is the first Southeast Asian nation to have the Google maps application.
With Google Map Maker, Pinoys would be able to take advantage of the information that is shared by other users. Even though you really can't have a perfect map, Google will be banking on locals who have relevant information about their area.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Philippines on WCG Asian Championship 2008

All eyes were pinned on the DotA (Defense of the Ancients) team but Team Mineski failed to bring home the bacon for the Philippines. With a dismal finish and a far cry from the bronze medal that Team Flow won back in WCG Asia 07, the Philippine delegation seemed lost at that very moment.
But thankfully, someone shone for Team Philippines and that was none other than Luis Benesa.
An 18 year old kid from the Ateneo de Manila University, he made the Philippines proud by winning silver on the Guitar Hero event.
All hopes are now pinned on the WCG Philippine leg champion Rafael Formoso for the same event in the WCG Finals at Germany this November.

Obama means hope in Tagalog

Chris Cabaldon, a six term mayor West Sacramento has Filipino American roots. And at a rally, he proclaimed, “In Tagalog, ‘Obama’ Means Hope.”
Silence soon followed afterwards.
With Tagalog as one of the most dynamic dialects in the world, this could probably become true.

You may think that what happens in the US, does not affect the Philippines.
Sorry to break your bubble but YES it does!

The Filipinos and the rest of the world needs an American leader that knows how to make this world a relatively better place.
We do not need another American president who only knows how to go to war.

American policies greatly affect what happens to the rest of the world.
Let me cite the reasons why Barack Obama, an African American candidate deserves the Filipino-American vote.

He co-sponsored the Filipino Veterans Equity Act, he passed a law in Illinois to combat racial profiling and Obama has been paving the way for immigration reforms.

Now tell me, what does John McCain have over Barack Obama?

Kaya Natin!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Philippines and the Olympics

2008 and another year without bringing any medal.
The last time the Philippines brought home a medal was back in 1996 courtesy of Onyok Velasco (Atlanta Olympics 1996)
Now what does this say about our country? We sent 15 delegates to the Olympics and not even one added to our total tally of medals. Kahit Mongolia nga naka gold medal na sa boxing. The Philippine Sports Commission should be held liable for the results. They shouldn't send athletes there just for the sake of being there but to show excellence in the sport. They're just wasting the people's money while these officials get the perks of going to Beijing and enjoying themselves.
Kahit na wala tayong nakuha this time, I would like to congratulate all those Filipino athletes who worked hard in their respective events.
But seriously, the Philippine sports organizations should have a complete overhaul so that we would do better next time around. This is a lesson for all us. We can't let the bosses at the Philippine Sports Commision keep getting away with this. They're cheating the Filipino people and our athletes while the sports program in our country rots.

And by the way, we don't go to the Olympics to break Philippine records.

P.S. Congratulations to the Philippine Wushu team for bringing home the gold.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Philippine All-Stars wins the 2008 World Hiphop Championship

I know this news is already a few days old but we have to feature and be proud of our kababayans who competed in Las Vegas, Nevada with virtually no funding from the Philippine government.

To those who have not seen their performance, here is a video on Youtube

This is their award winning performance.
The ones participating in this routine are:
1. Kenneth Serrano
2. Laurence Chua
3. Raegan Cornelio
4. Maya Carandang
5. Kyxz Mendiola
6. Jong Mesina
7. Patrick Caballa

Ginebra claims PBA 2008 Fiesta Cup over Air21

In a game that saw a 16 point lead deficit overcome by Air21 at the final quarter, the Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings with their import Chris Alexander defeated the Air21 Express in Game 7 with the score of 97-84.

Even though I rooted for the Air21 Express, I would like to congratulate the Ginebra Gin Kings for winning their 2nd championship under Jong Uichico.

Friday, August 15, 2008

The RP-MILF deal (What happens if we let the MILF deal go through)

The GRP-MILF AGREEMENT has incited a lot of controversy
Many Muslims and Christians alike in Mindanao don't want this deal to go through

Because many of us think that this will only benefit the following parties:

The MILF - they get Mindanao, kick off all the stupid Christians from the island and basically get their own country where they get to do whatever they want. Possibly invade the Visayas next.

President Arroyo - she wants to betray the Filipino people who still trust in the government. This deal will involve changing the constitution which can open up her possibilities to extend her power to benefit her cronies (do you smell Marcos?)

the foreigners who want to take advantage of this disunity - (want access to resources all the way from Sulu to the Spratlys - remember these areas have a lot of untapped resources)

The propagators of this deal are brats and unwanted in our society

Look at the future Philippine map:

I still believe in Pres Arroyo and the Supreme Court of the Philippines. I hope they reject this "deal" and make one that truly serves the purpose of having a peaceful MINDANAO with equal rights to all Filipinos.

This is not a deal. THIS IS A SELL-OUT!
Think of all the countless Filipino soldiers who died in Mindanao
Think of all the displaced people in a pointless war which affects both innocent Christians and Muslims alike.

DOWN with the MILF DEAL!