05 February 2010

Anong Balita? 020510

Top news for the day
Source: GMA News.tv

Arroyo, Ampatuans mocked agencies in crafty power play
At least 44 officials in Maguindanao and the ARMM are Ampatuans. After the massacre of 57 people last Nov. 23, only a handful have been ousted from office, with the rest retaining their power and...

Only two senators were censured, including Enrile
Only two senators were recorded to have been censured by the Philippine Senate in recent history. One of them is Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, who presided over Wednesday’s session that...

BJMP has funds for new jails, but no lots
Unfulfilled promises of lot donations have been hampering government efforts to solve the problem on overcrowded detention facilities in key Metro Manila cities.

Poll results can be sent even in areas without cellphone signals
May 2010 poll results can still be transmitted from automated voting machines despite the lack of network signals in some Philippine provinces.

RP eagle gets new chance at freedom in new ‘home’
A 29-year old female Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) gets a new chance at freedom after she was released to her “enhanced and improved" home at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife...

Ex-judge who ‘predicted’ Maguindanao massacre eyes chief justice post
A Malabon judge who was kicked out of his job for claiming he consulted imaginary mystic dwarfs and who claimed to have predicted the Nov. 23 Maguindanao massacre has nominated himself for the...

Lacson not in Australia - NBI
As calls mount for Senator Panfilo Lacson to return to the country and face the double murder charges against him, the National Bureau of Investigation said the opposition senator is not in...

Comelec to turn over source code to Central Bank Friday
The master copy of the software that will be used in the May elections will officially be turned over to the Central Bank on Friday for safekeeping until after the polls have ended, the Commission...

Victims, kin mark 4th anniversary of Ultra Stampede
Survivors and families of those who perished in the 2006 Ultra Stampede gathered Thursday at the site of the tragic event in Pasig City to mark its fourth anniversary.

Villar not Arroyo's man, NP ally insists
A senatorial bet of the Nacionalista Party on Thursday defended Sen. Manuel Villar Jr., the party’s standard-bearer, against allegations of a secret alliance with President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.


Showbiz Chika for the day

Source: Manila Bulletin Online

'Clash of the Titans' to be released in 3D in April
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures recently announced that “Clash of the Titans” will be released in 3D worldwide on April 3, 2010.

Toni Gonzaga stays loyal to ABS-CBN
While everyone is seemingly scrambling to land a gig on the newly invigorated network, TV5, some are quite content with where they are and what they have.

Stewart tells O'Reilly he's voice of sanity on Fox
Comic Jon Stewart told Bill O'Reilly that the "no spin zone" ringleader had become the voice of sanity on Fox News Channel, although "that's like being the thinnest kid at fat camp."

John Lloyd Cruz is not an alcoholic
Heartthrob John Lloyd Cruz shed light on his rumored drinking binges at the press conference for his latest movie "Miss You Like Crazy."

Pokwang and her career’s ‘Feb-ibig’
What defined Pokwang’s success as a comedian, TV host, and performer was not just mere talent.

Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried find romance in ‘Dear John’
"G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra’s” Channing Tatum plays a soldier who falls for “Mamma Mia!” star Amanda Seyfried in the new romantic drama “Dear John.”

Subsidize movie industry – Lito Atienza
DENR Sec. Lito Atienza said that the only way we can bring back the golden years of the local movie industry is for the government to subsidize movie production.

Chinese films take center stage at the Spring Film Festival
Committed to providing endless pleasures for mall goers, premier lifestyle destination Shangri-La Plaza, in partnership with Ateneo De Manila University Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies and Ateneo Celadon, holds the very first film festival for this year—the Chinese Spring Film Festival.

Martin in comfort zone, as always
For artists wanting to unlock Concert King Martin Nievera's door to success, here’s an important piece of advice straight from the horse’s mouth.

‘Idol’ Kris Allen is in town
American Idol Kris Allen arrived in the country Wednesday morning in time for his self-titled concerts in Cebu City and Taguig City.


Isports laang
Source: ABS-CBN News Online

Texters, Giants go for the kill anew
MANILA, Philippines - Talk n Text and Purefoods, unable to deliver the knockout punch the other night, try again Friday, hoping to oust Barangay Ginebra and Rain or Shine in the fourth game of their KFC PBA Philippine Cup best-of-five quarterfinals showdowns at the Araneta Coliseum.

Donaire says he'll make weight limit
MANILA, Philippines – Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire said he is right on schedule as far as his weight is concerned for his title defense against Mexican Gerson Guerrero on February 13 (February 14 in Manila).

Philippines faces Norway for World Team quarters slot
MANILA, Philippines – Team Philippines is set to battle Norway for a quarter-final berth when the first-ever World Team Cup Championship resumes late Thursday (Manila time) at the Hall 13 Hannover Exhibition Grounds in Hannover, Germany.

Fil-Am Nover to ‘have some fun’ in UFC 109
MANILA, Philippines – Philippe Nover, dubbed as “The Filipino Assassin,” is aiming to let go of the pressure when he returns to the Octagon on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) for UFC 109: Relentless in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Philippine Patriots storm into ABL finals
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Patriots made their way into the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) finals after sweeping their best-of-three playoff series against Malaysia’s KL Dragons.

Mayweather to fight Mosley on May 1
LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Floyd Mayweather will take on Shane Mosley in a marquee welterweight matchup on May 1, with both fighers agreeing to "Olympic-style" drug testing - an issue that scuppered Mayweather's fight with Manny Pacquiao.


Da who for today

Source: Wikipedia

Zaijian Jaranilla, (born August 23, 2001), commonly known as Santino due to his role in the top-rating series, May Bukas Pa; is a Filipino child actor. He was discovered by a talent manager; at the age of 5 he started as a commercial model for such products as McDonald's, Lactum and Tide. He auditioned in ABS-CBN and luckily he was one of the cast in Komiks Presents: Tiny Tony as young Tony. He was also a part of the gag show Goin' Bulilit. He is currently under contract with ABS-CBN. He plays the role of Santino in May Bukas Pa; the story revolves around a little boy whose name is Santino and how he affected the lives of the people in their small town because of his strong faith. Zaijian has an ability to easily cry and he is also as quick to revert back to his normal emotions. He is also a member of Star Magic, ABS-CBN's talent management division.

Personal life
Zaijian is the eldest of three children in the Jaranilla family. He grew up in poverty and when he was just 5 years of age, his parents separated. He now lives with his father Zenon, grandmother, and his two younger siblings, named Zildjan and Zymec.
Zaijian's name is taken from the pinyin Romanization of Chinese Mandarin "再見" and means "Goodbye." The word, when pronounced properly is supposed to sound as "Dzai Jyen" and literally comes from the two words "再" (Again) and "見" (To see), such that "再見" (Zaijian, pronounced as "Dzai jyen") literally means "See you again" in Mandarin.
he is a good boy.he loves may bukas pa,BRO,and everything

Notable television guest appearances:
ASAP'09, Matanglawin, Ruffa & Ai, Wowowee, Entertainment Live, Rated K, Sharon, The Buzz
and SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon

Award
2009 PMPC Star Awards for TV "Best Male New-TV Personality" (for "May Bukas Pa") - Won
2009 Anak TV Seal Award for Male Makabata Awardee.
2010 8th Gawad Tanglaw "Natatanging Gawad TANGLAW para sa Sining ng Telebisyon" - Won


Gospel for the day
Source: The Daily Gospel Online

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 6:14-29.

King Herod heard about it, for his fame had become widespread, and people were saying, "John the Baptist has been raised from the dead; that is why mighty powers are at work in him."Others were saying, "He is Elijah"; still others, "He is a prophet like any of the prophets." But when Herod learned of it, he said, "It is John whom I beheaded. He has been raised up." Herod was the one who had John arrested and bound in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, whom he had married.John had said to Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife." Herodias harbored a grudge against him and wanted to kill him but was unable to do so.Herod feared John, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man, and kept him in custody. When he heard him speak he was very much perplexed, yet he liked to listen to him. She had an opportunity one day when Herod, on his birthday, gave a banquet for his courtiers, his military officers, and the leading men of Galilee. Herodias's own daughter came in and performed a dance that delighted Herod and his guests. The king said to the girl, "Ask of me whatever you wish and I will grant it to you." He even swore (many things) to her, "I will grant you whatever you ask of me, even to half of my kingdom." She went out and said to her mother, "What shall I ask for?" She replied, "The head of John the Baptist." The girl hurried back to the king's presence and made her request, "I want you to give me at once on a platter the head of John the Baptist." The king was deeply distressed, but because of his oaths and the guests he did not wish to break his word to her. So he promptly dispatched an executioner with orders to bring back his head. He went off and beheaded him in the prison. He brought in the head on a platter and gave it to the girl. The girl in turn gave it to her mother. When his disciples heard about it, they came and took his body and laid it in a tomb.


Word for the day
Source: Merriam Webster Online

vulnerary • \VUL-nuh-rair-ee\ • adjective
: used for or useful in healing wounds

Example Sentence:
Aloe vera is a vulnerary plant whose extract is widely used to soothe and heal burns.

Did you know?
In Latin, "vulnus" means "wound." You might think, then, that the English adjective "vulnerary" would mean "wounding" or "causing a wound" -- and, indeed, "vulnerary" has been used that way, along with two obsolete adjectives, "vulnerative" and "vulnific." But for the lasting and current use of "vulnerary," we took our cue from the Roman scholar Pliny the Elder. In his Natural History, he used the Latin adjective "vulnerarius" to describe a plaster, or dressing, for healing wounds. And that's fine -- the suffix "-ary" merely indicates that there is a connection, which, in this case, is to wounds. (As you may have already suspected, "vulnerable" is related; it comes from the Latin verb "vulnerare," which means "to wound.")


Lesson for the day
Source: Art’s Library of life

10 sure-fire business concepts to learn in 2010
From : Entrepreneur.com.ph

Start the year by mastering business fundamentals

Whether your dream business is still on the drawing board or you already have a flourishing enterprise, there will always be business how-to's you need to guide your day-to-day operations. And for all you know, those are THE business know-how that could propel you to success!Find really practical advice and hot business ideas when you open your copy of Entrepreneur Philippines' January-February 2010 issue, as it tells you that there's no better time to start a business--and learn strategies to sustain it--than now! Entrepreneur Philippines has been empowering every Filipino to become his own boss, and as it turns 10 years old this 2010, it is just fitting that its first issue for the year is a business starter guide.

This useful manual has instructions and checklists on how to:

1. Do solid market research. To get off on the right foot when launching a venture, you have to look before you leap. But what exactly should you look for, and how?

2. Make a business plan. A business plan is essential to starting any enterprise, so it's best to cover your bases by doing it properly.

3. Hire, set up and organize. From registering your business, to minding your office equipment and supplies, to hiring the right people, make sure you have planned your set-up well before starting your operations.

4. Raise startup funds. Money is always a tricky thing to discuss, especially when it's a question of where to find it. Find both conventional and unconventional tips on coming up with the needed capital.

5. Launch and promote your business. Increase your chances of being noticed by your target market with the step-by-step features and invaluable promotion and marketing tips found in the magazine.

6. Profit from long holidays. Ensure the productivity of your staff and avoid having to pay them extra by learning all about "holiday economics."If you think only the startups could learn from Entrepreneur magazine, think again. The first issue of the year is also a manual for existing businesses when it comes to:

7. Developing one-of-a-kind business ideas

8. Creating buzz with ZERO marketing cost

9. What you need to know before giving discounts

10. Ways to protect your customer service reputation


This issue will not be complete without inspirational stories of entrepreneurs who have been there, done that, and who can show you that entrepreneurship is not simply about the must-do's but also about enjoying the journey.


Joke for the day
Source: Art’s Funbox

Pick up lines part1 (pang Valentine's date)

1. Sa nililigawan mong babae..
Sa bday niya bigyan mo siya ng boteng walang laman, syempre magtataka yun diba.....
Huy bakit mo ko binigyan ng boteng walang laman?
Sabihin mo...... kasi ganyan ang buhay ko pag wala ka.

2. Miss may pambura ka ba???? kasi hindi kita mabura sa isipan ko.

3. Pag nasa sinehan kayo ng syota mo.....
Pag nanonood kayo lagi mong tignan ang mukha niya... syempre magtataka yun.....tapos maya maya magtatanong yun.... bakit ka nakatingin saken??? sabihin mo....kasi mas maganda ka pa sa pinapanood eh.

4. Boy: excuse me miss? may lahi ba kayo ng kuto? Girl: wala naman bakit? Boy: hindi ka kasi mawala sa ulo ko...

5. Pwede ba kitang maging sidecar? Single kasi ako eh.

6. Ang pagmamahal ko sayo ay parang LBM. Ang hirap pigilan.

7. Can i take your picture? Coz i want to show Santa exactly what i want for Christmas!

8. Centrum ka ba? Kasi You Complete Me!

9. I hate to say this but… You are like my underwear. Coz i can’t last a day without you!

10. Me lisensya ka ba? Coz you’re driving me crazy eh.

11. 'Miss troso ka ba??? ang sarap mo kasing sibakin eh...'

12. Miss, palay ka ba? baka pwede kasi kitang bayuhin!

03 February 2010

Anong Balita? 020310

Top news for the day
Source: GMA News.tv

2 ex-SC magistrates say Arroyo can't appoint next chief justice
Two legal experts on Tuesday added their voice to the mounting opposition for President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to appoint the next chief justice.

1,184 new elementary teachers in Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Palawan
A total of 1,184 out the 2,656 (44.58 percent) aspirants passed the licensure exams for elementary teachers held last October in the provinces of Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, and Palawan, according to the...

Comelec: Signal jammers should be registered
The Commission on Election (Comelec) is planning to have all signal-jamming devices in the country registered as part of its efforts to keep the May 10 automated elections free from any form of...

People Asia magazine honors GMA Network's Jessica Soho
GMA Network VP for News Programs and multi-awarded broadcast journalist Jessica Soho was recently honored by People Asia Magazine as one of the 2009 People of the Year Awardees for her...

Villar takes Senate floor, says C5 issue all about politics
(Updated 11:10 p.m.) For the first time since the Senate report on the C5 controversy came out, Sen. Manuel Villar Jr. took the floor on Tuesday to deny accusations that his corporations...

Comelec makes last-minute changes on ballot design
Just a few days before the printing of the official ballots begin, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday said that they have decided to change the layout of the ballots to make it shorter.

Bicam OKs bill modernizing Bureau of Immigration
The modernization and strengthening of the Bureau of Immigration moved a step closer to becoming a reality after a bicameral conference committee reconciled the Senate's and House of...

Lacson flew to HK on Jan 5 — Immigration chief
Senator Panfilo Lacson left the country for Hong Kong on January 5, two days before he was charged with double murder in connection with the killings of publicist Salvador 'Bubby' Dacer and...

House holds necrological services for deceased lawmaker
The Philippine flag at the House of Representatives was placed at half mast Tuesday morning as lawmakers honored their deceased colleague, Butil party-list Rep. Leonila Chavez, for the last time.
Travel expenses above board, Trillanes camp insists
The office of detained Senator Antonio Trillanes IV defended Tuesday the P247,404 in local travel expenses it incurred in 2008 by his staff, insisting all were above board.


Showbiz Chika for the day

Source: Manila Bulletin Online

Stars gather to cover `We Are the World' for Haiti
Pink, Natalie Cole, Kanye West, Jennifer Hudson, Celine Dion, Brian Wilson and others stood shoulder-to-shoulder on risers at Henson Recording studios to raise money for Haiti earthquake relief.

Andi Eigenmann finds family name a ‘disadvantage’
Andrea Eigenmann, daughter of respected actors Mark Gil and Jaclyn Jose, admits that there is a “disadvantage” in her use of the family name.

Pokwang finds new satirical subject in Marlene Aguilar
After having gained acclaim for spoofing the antics of several controversial local tinsel town personalities, comedian Pokwang is, once again, waxing hot.

Bayani Agbayani gets his own show to compete with 'Showtime'
It could be the local network equivalent of the biblical clash between David and Goliath—and it seems it will push through after all.

Aiza Seguerra and partner inspire baby’s name
A mom wants to show her gratitude to Acoustic Diva Aiza Seguerra and her partner Chen Sarte so she has named her baby after the two.

Lucy and Wilma’s on-cam chemistry is for real
Lucy Torres and Wilma Doesnt may be as disparate as day and night in looks, personalities, and backgrounds but they click well on and off screen.

Celebrity Splits: Charlize Theron-Stuart Townsend and more
It looks like the coming Valentine’s Day may prove much harder for long-time celebrity couple Charlize Theron and Stuart Townsend.

A Burton-ized version of 'Alice in Wonderland'
You might have gone down the rabbit hole before, but never with a guide quite as attuned to the fantastic as Tim Burton.

Warner Bros. execs blamed for Brittany Murphy’s death?
Movie executives at Warner Brothers are firing back at “false, reprehensible, and defamatory” accusations leveled at them by actress Brittany Murphy’s widower.

Regine explains absence in ‘Unang Hirit’
Regine Tolentino chose to concentrate on her new soap “Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita?” which is the reason she had to leave “Unang Hirit.”


Isports laang
Source: ABS-CBN News Online

UFC 109: Classic fight ahead for Couture, Coleman
MANILA, Philippines – Randy “The Natural” Couture is expecting a classic fight against fellow UFC Hall of Famer Mark “The Hammer” Coleman when they collide in UFC 109: Relentless.

‘Bata’ named Billiard Player of the Decade
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino pool maestro Efren “Bata” Reyes continued winning accolades for the Philippines as he was named by the United States Billiard Media Association (USBMA) as the "Player of the Decade".

After surviving crisis, PBL opens anew on Feb 16
MANILA, Philippines - After weathering a crisis, the Philippine Basketball League (PBL) is set to unfurl its new season with 8 teams.

FEU tops 1st round of UAAP chess
MANILA, Philippines – The FEU chess team led the way in all divisions (Juniors’, Senior Men’s and Women’s) in the 1st round of the UAAP chess team championships.

Filipino bodybuilding champ launches own tilt
MANILA, Philippines -- Filipino bodybuilding champion Jerick Ternida is holding the inaugural Jerick Ternida Classic to seek the best local bodybuilders from the grassroots level.

Yaps lift Purefoods in PBA quarterfinals
MANILA, Philippines – The tandem of James Yap and Roger Yap proved to be crucial for Purefoods in the quarterfinals after they led the Tender Juicy Giants to a 2-0 over Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the best-of-five round.


Da who for today

Source: Wikipedia

Ferdinand Pascual Aguilar, better known as Freddie Aguilar, is a folk musician from the Philippines. He is best known for the hit "Bayan Ko", which became the anthem for the opposition to the Marcos regime during the 1986 People Power Revolution.He is heavily associated with Pinoy rock.

He is well known internationally, and within the Philippines and Asia-Pacific region, claiming fame as one of the best musician-songwriters of the Philippines.

International acclaim
One of Freddie's more famous songs "Anak" (Filipino word for "child"), arguably more famous than "Bayan Ko", became a worldwide hit and was released in 56 countries and in more than 26 different foreign languages. The song was also a finalist for the inaugural 1977 Metropop Song Festival held in Manila.

Life
Freddie studied Electrical Engineering at De Guzman Institute of Technology but did not finish the course. Instead he pursued music became a street musician and then a folk club and bar musician. In 1973, he married Josephine Quiepo.
Freddie Aguilar left family and school unfinished at the age of 18. Realizing and regretting his mistakes five years later, Freddie composed "Anak", a remorseful song expressing apology to his parents.

Present day
Freddie still lives in the Philippines, and continues to perform. He currently has moved to his own place dubbed "Ka Freddies". Freddie still has a strong following in the Philippines and among many Filipinos living overseas.
On January 18, 2008, Freddie Aguilar received the Asia Star Award from the Korea Asia Model Award Festival.

International acclaim
One of Freddie famous songs Anak (translated as "Child") has become a resonating song within the Filipino culture, due to its familiar message. The song was released in different countries and in more than 26 different foreign languages. "Anak" won gold, platinum and double platinum record awards in 1978. The song was also a finalist for the inaugural 1977 Metropop Song Festival held in Manila.


Gospel for the day
Source: The Daily Gospel Online

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 6:1-6.

He departed from there and came to his native place, accompanied by his disciples.When the sabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished. They said, "Where did this man get all this? What kind of wisdom has been given him? What mighty deeds are wrought by his hands!Is he not the carpenter, the son of Mary, and the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?" And they took offense at him.Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and among his own kin and in his own house."So he was not able to perform any mighty deed there, apart from curing a few sick people by laying his hands on them.He was amazed at their lack of faith. He went around to the villages in the vicinity teaching.

Word for the day
Source: Merriam Webster Online

evanescent • \ev-uh-NESS-unt\ • adjective
: tending to vanish like vapor

Example Sentence:
"Dance is the most evanescent of the arts, evaporating into memory the instant it's completed." (Jordan Levin, The Miami Herald, November 13, 2008)

Did you know?
The fragile, airy quality of things evanescent reflects the etymology of the word "evanescent" itself. It derives from a form of the Latin verb "evanescere," which means "to evaporate" or "to vanish." Given the similarity in spelling between the two words, you might expect "evaporate" to come from the same Latin root, but it actually grew out of another steamy Latin root, "evaporare."


Lesson for the day
Source: Art’s Library of life

Chocolate Mathematics

Don’t tell me your age.
You probably would tell a falsehood anyway.
But the Hershey Man will know your age by Chocolate Math
This is pretty neat.
DON’T CHEAT BY SCROLLING DOWN FIRST!It takes less than a minute.Work this out as you read.Be sure you don’t read the bottom until you’ve worked it out!This is not one of those waste of time things, it is fun.
1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate (more than once but less than 10)
2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)
3. Add 5
4. Multiply it by 50 — I’ll wait while you get the calculator
5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1759 ..If you haven’t, add 1758.
6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.
You should have a three digit number

The first digit of this was your original number(i.e., how many times you want to have chocolate each week).
The next two numbers are YOUR AGE! (tama ba?)


Joke for the day
Source: Art’s Funbox

The Best “Out-Of-Office” E-Mail Auto-Replies:
1. I am currently out at a job interview and will reply to you if I fail to get the position .
2. I’m not really out of the office. I’m just ignoring you.
3. You are receiving this automatic notification because I am out of the office. If I was in, chances are you wouldn’t have received anything at all.
4. Sorry to have missed you but I am at the doctors having my brain removed so that I may be promoted to management
5. I will be unable to delete all the unread, worthless emails you send me until I return from vacation on 4/18. Please be patient and your mail will be deleted in the order it was received.
6. Thank you for your email. Your credit card has been charged $5.99 for the first ten words and $1.99 for each additional word in your message.
7. The e-mail server is unable to verify your server connection and is unable to deliver this message. Please restart your computer and try sending again.’(The beauty of this is that when you return, you can see how many in-duh-viduals did this over and over).
8. Thank you for your message, which has been added to a queuing system. You are currently in 352nd place, and can expect to receive a reply in approximately 19 weeks.
9. Hi. I’m thinking about what you’ve just sent me. Please wait by your PC for my response.
10. Hi! I’m busy negotiating the salary for my new job. Don’t bother to leave me any messages.
11. I’ve run away to join a different circus.

02 February 2010

Anong Balita? 020210

Top news for the day
Source: GMA News.tv

Directorship row ‘paralyzing’ UP-PGH
The directorship of the University of the Philippines’ Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH), dubbed as the country’s biggest charity hospital, is a veritable tempest brewing between the...

Prosecutor who indicted Estrada nominated for Chief Justice
A special prosecutor who helped indict President Joseph Estrada for plunder has been nominated as the Philippines’ next chief justice. Special Prosecutor Dennis Villa-Ignacio was recommended by his...

Nursing board topnotcher: I only wanted to pass
For 28-year-old nursing graduate Clarie Bontol, topping the board exams is a fantasy. A text message from a friend late Sunday night, however, convinced the Iligan City native that fantasies can...

Senate ratifies bill strengthening right to information
The Philippine Senate ratified a bill strengthening the right to access information, especially government documents. Under the Freedom of Information bill, all agencies are required to make all...

Comelec wary over reported shipment of signal jammers
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is looking into possible attempts to manipulate the results of the upcoming automated elections with the reported shipment of thousands of signal jammers in...

Ceasefire over: Senate resumes debate on Villar, C5 mess
The supposed ceasefire in the Senate was lifted Monday as the chamber resumed its deliberation on the committee report seeking the censure of Senator Manuel Villar Jr. on his alleged involvement in...

GMA Network strengthens lead over rival in January
The Philippines’ leading broadcast network further strengthened its lead in Mega Manila ratings over its rival company for the first month of 2010.

Despite detention, Trillanes is 4th biggest spender in Senate
Detention did not prevent Senator Antonio Trillanes IV from incurring the biggest expenses among senators in 2008, according to a report by the Commission on Audit (COA).

Eight UP Manila students dominate top ten of pharmacy licensure exams
Eight students from the University of the Philippines-Manila dominated the 10 topnotchers of the Pharmacist Licensure Examination given last month.


Showbiz Chika for the day
Source: Manila Bulletin Online

Fans faint at Big Bang’s concert
Some 60 of the 40,000 fans who attended Big Bang’s three-night concert “Big Show” fainted while watching at Seoul Olympic Stadium on Jan. 31.

Manager can't say yet if Maricel Soriano will transfer to TV5
Malou Choa-Fagar, manager of Diamond Star Maricel Soriano, gave an indefinite answer when asked if her ward will transfer to TV5 as rumored.

A fairy tale with a jazzy twist
“The Princess and the Frog” takes you back to the time when hand-drawn cartoon classics were nominated for an Oscar Best Picture for their excellent visuals and narrative.

Hope springs eternal for Haiti
Hope in Haiti was rekindled when celebrities gathered to raise funds to benefit the victims of the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked the island.

Prince Stefan posts sexy photos; Sam YG and global warming
Young actor Prince Stefan shocked fans when he posted sexy photos of him on the social networking site Facebook.

Angelica Panganiban explains her statement about Jinkee Pacquiao
Angelica Panganiban sets the record straight regarding her bold statement on Jinkee Pacquiao’s rumored extra-closeness with her boyfriend Derek Ramsay.

Jericho, Extra Joss give back to working class heroes
Energy drink Extra Joss and Jericho Rosales opened 2010 with an inspiring and heartfelt gesture.

No bad blood between Cheryl Cosim and ABS-CBN
There were speculations that there must have been bad blood between Cheryl Cosim and the Kapamilya network.


Isports laang
Source: ABS-CBN News Online

UST softbelles extend record to 6-0
MANILA, Philippines – Negotiating the offensive grind early on, league-leading University of Santo Tomas (UST) pummeled a hapless De La Salle University to submission, 12-2, to keep its flawless record intact in the 2nd round action of the 72nd UAAP softball tournament on Saturday at the UST field....

Wesley So settles for overall 5th in Corus chess
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino Grandmaster (GM) Wesley So settled a truce with Slovenian Woman Grandmaster and International Master Anna Muzychuk after 38 moves of a Nimzo-Indian defense using the white pieces in the 13th and final round in the 72nd Corus International Chess Championship....

'The Hammer' goes after 'The Natural' in UFC 109
Fil-Am featured in fight card MANILA, Philippines – Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Hall of Famers Mark “The Hammer” Coleman and Randy “The Natural” Couture will finally clash in UFC 109: Relentless on Saturday (Sunday in Manila).

'Bata' Reyes bags 5th Master of the Table crown
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino pool maestro Efren “Bata” Reyes continued to bring in the big bucks as he won this year’s Master of the Table Crown in the 12th Annual Derby City Classic in the United States.

Patriots blast Dragons in ABL playoffs
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Patriots are off to a good start in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) as they outplayed Malaysia’s KL Dragons in the playoffs at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City Sunday....

Angping seeks closed-door meeting to address issues
MANILA, Philippines - Before an executive session of the Senate, Philippine Sports Commission chairman Harry Angping will answer, point by point, all the charges and accusations being leveled against him....


Da who for today

Source: Wikipedia

Ban Ki-moon (Hangul: 반기문; born 13 June 1944) is the current Secretary-General of the United Nations succeeding Kofi Annan in 2007. Before becoming Secretary-General, Ban was a career diplomat in South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the United Nations. He entered diplomatic service the year he graduated from college, accepting his first post in New Delhi, India. In the foreign ministry he established a reputation for modesty and competence.


Ban was the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea from January 2004 to November 2006. In February 2006 he began to campaign for the office of Secretary-General. Ban was initially considered to be a long shot for the office. As foreign minister of Korea, however, he was able to travel to all of the countries that were members of the United Nations Security Council, a maneuver that turned him into the front runner.

On 13 October 2006, he was elected to be the eighth Secretary-General by the United Nations General Assembly. On 1 January 2007, he successfully succeeded Kofi Annan, and passed several major reforms regarding peacekeeping and UN employment practices. Diplomatically, Ban has taken particularly strong views on Darfur, where he helped persuade Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to allow peacekeeping troops to enter Sudan; and on global warming, pressing the issue repeatedly with former U.S. President George W. Bush.
In 2004, Ban replaced Yoon Young Kwan as foreign minister of Korea under president Roh Moo-hyun. At the beginning of his term, Ban was faced with two major crises: in June 2004 Kim Sun-il, a Korean translator, was kidnapped and killed in Iraq by Islamic extremists; and in December 2004 dozens of Koreans died in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Ban survived scrutiny from lawmakers and saw an upturn in his popularity when talks began with North Korea. Ban became actively involved in issues relating to inter-Korean relationships. In September 2005, as Foreign Minister, he played a leading role in the diplomatic efforts to adopt the Joint Statement on resolving the North Korean nuclear issue at the Fourth Round of the Six-party talks held in Beijing.

As foreign minister, Ban oversaw the trade and aid policies of South Korea. This work put Ban in the position of signing trade deals and delivering foreign assistance to diplomats who would later be influential in his candidacy for Secretary-General. For example, Ban became the first senior South Korean minister to travel to the Congo since its independence in 1960.
When Ban became Secretary-General, The Economist listed the major challenges facing him in 2007: "rising nuclear demons in Iran and North Korea, a haemorrhaging wound in Darfur, unending violence in the Middle East, looming environmental disaster, escalating international terrorism, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the spread of HIV/AIDS. And then the more parochial concerns, such as the largely unfinished business of the most sweeping attempt at reform in the UN's history." Before starting, Kofi Annan shared the story that when the first Secretary-General Trygve Lie left office, he told his successor, Dag Hammarskjöld, "You are about to take over the most impossible job on earth."

On 23 January 2007 Ban took office as the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations. Ban's term as Secretary-General opened with a flap. At his first encounter with the press as Secretary-General on 2 January 2007, he refused to condemn the death penalty imposed on Saddam Hussein by the Iraqi High Tribunal, remarking that “The issue of capital punishment is for each and every member State to decide.”[35] Ban's statements contradicted long-standing United Nations opposition to the death penalty as a human-rights concern. He quickly clarified his stance in the case of Barzan al-Tikriti and Awad al-Bandar, two top officials who were convicted of the deaths of 148 Shia Muslims in the Iraqi village of Dujail in the 1980s. In a statement through his spokesperson on 6 January, he “strongly urged the Government of Iraq to grant a stay of execution to those whose death sentences may be carried out in the near future.” On the broader issue, he told a Washington, D.C., audience on 16 January 2007 that he recognized and encouraged the “growing trend in international society, international law and domestic policies and practices to phase out eventually the death penalty.”
On the tenth anniversary of Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot's death, 15 April 2008, Ban Ki-moon appealed for the senior leaders of the regime to be brought to justice. The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia-tribunal, which was established by both the United Nations and Cambodia and which became operational in 2006, is expected to continue until at least 2010.


Gospel for the day
Source: The Daily Gospel Online

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 5:1-20.

They came to the other side of the sea, to the territory of the Gerasenes.When he got out of the boat, at once a man from the tombs who had an unclean spirit met him.The man had been dwelling among the tombs, and no one could restrain him any longer, even with a chain. In fact, he had frequently been bound with shackles and chains, but the chains had been pulled apart by him and the shackles smashed, and no one was strong enough to subdue him. Night and day among the tombs and on the hillsides he was always crying out and bruising himself with stones. Catching sight of Jesus from a distance, he ran up and prostrated himself before him, crying out in a loud voice, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me!"(He had been saying to him, "Unclean spirit, come out of the man!") He asked him, "What is your name?" He replied, "Legion is my name. There are many of us."And he pleaded earnestly with him not to drive them away from that territory. Now a large herd of swine was feeding there on the hillside.And they pleaded with him, "Send us into the swine. Let us enter them." And he let them, and the unclean spirits came out and entered the swine. The herd of about two thousand rushed down a steep bank into the sea, where they were drowned. The swineherds ran away and reported the incident in the town and throughout the countryside. And people came out to see what had happened. As they approached Jesus, they caught sight of the man who had been possessed by Legion, sitting there clothed and in his right mind. And they were seized with fear. Those who witnessed the incident explained to them what had happened to the possessed man and to the swine. Then they began to beg him to leave their district. As he was getting into the boat, the man who had been possessed pleaded to remain with him. But he would not permit him but told him instead, "Go home to your family and announce to them all that the Lord in his pity has done for you."Then the man went off and began to proclaim in the Decapolis what Jesus had done for him; and all were amazed.


Word for the day
Source: Merriam Webster Online

raj • \RAHJ\ • noun
*1 : rule; especially often capitalized : the former British rule of the Indian subcontinent
2 : the period of British rule in India

Example Sentence:
In 1930, Mahatma Gandhi launched a spectacular and highly successful campaign against the Raj, but despite all such efforts, India did not gain independence from British rule until 1947.

Did you know?
When British trading posts were established in the Indian subcontinent in the 17th century, English speakers were immersed in the rich languages of the region, and Europeans quickly began adopting local words into their own vocabularies. By the end of the 1700s, Hindi contributions to our language ran from "ayah" (a term for a nurse or maid) to "zamindar" (a collector of land taxes or revenues). When English speakers borrowed "raj" around 1800, they used exactly the same spelling and meaning as its Hindi parent (the Hindi word in turn traces to an older term that is related to the Sanskrit word for "king"). Other words of Hindi descent that are now common in English include "chintz," "pundit," "bungalow," "veranda," "seersucker," and "bandanna."



Lesson for the day
Source: Art’s Library of life

14 Simple Ways to Super Charge Your Brain

Have you ever felt exasperated when you bumped into someone at the store but absolutely couldn’t remember their name? Sure, it happens to all of us.
Despite being the strongest computer on the planet, our brains do lapse. It’s hard to blame them really. As humans, we spend much of or existence stuffing our brains withstuff. Some stuff is worthless, some of it’s meaningful, some of it, well, it’s just stuff and there is an endless amount of it.

No matter how powerful our brains are, they need recuperation time, to be kept in shape, and even an occasional charge. Think of it as a tune up for your brain. Skipping brain maintenance is as silly as the person wandering the parking garage because they forgot where they parked. Is that you? Are you that person? Sure. We all are at some point. No worries, there is hope.

Now I am not a brain surgeon and I am not going to suggest you do anything surgical or dangerous. I am however an astute student of human behavior, so I always look for simple ways to super charge my brain.

Here are some things you can begin doing as soon as today to begin the great brain tune up.

1. Eat Almonds
Almond is believed to improve memory. If a combination of almond oil and milk is taken together before going to bed or after getting up at morning, it strengthens our memory power. Almond milk is prepared by crushing the almonds without the outer cover and adding water and sugar to it.

2. Drink Apple Juice
Research from the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) indicates that apple juice increases the production of the essential neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the brain, resulting in an increased memory power.

3. Sleep well
Research indicates that the long-term memory is consolidated during sleep by replaying the images of the experiences of the day. These repeated playbacks program the subconscious mind to store these images and other related information.

4. Enjoy simple Pleasures
Stress drains our brainpower. A stress-ridden mind consumes much of our memory resources to leave us with a feeble mind. Make a habit to engage yourself in few simple pleasures everyday to dissolve stress from your mind. Some of these simple pleasures are good for your mind, body and soul. Enjoy music you love, Play with your children, Hug a stranger, Appreciate others, Run few miles a day, bike or swim, Start a blog, Take a yoga class or Total wellness routine

5. Fast for a day
Fasting cleans and detoxifies our body. It is known fact that heavy food not only causes stress on our digestive system but also drains our brainpower. Fasting relieves toxic emotions such as anger, grief, worry, and fears – before they accumulate and cause disease. By cleansing toxic emotions, fasting strengthens metal clarity with increases memory, concentration, creativity and insight.

6. Exercise your mind
Just as physical exercise is essential for a strong body, mental exercise is equally essential for a sharp and agile mind. Have you noticed that children have far superior brainpower than an adult does? Children have playful minds. A playful mind exhibits superior memory power. Engage in some of the activities that require your mind to remain active and playful. Play scrabble or crossword puzzle, Volunteer, Interact with others,Start a new hobby such as blogging, reading, painting, bird watching and Learn new skill or a language.

7. Practice Yoga or Meditation
Yoga or Meditation relives stress. Stress is a known memory buster. With less stress, lower blood pressure, slower respiration, slower metabolism, and released muscle tension follows. All of these factors contribute significantly towards increases in our brainpower.

8. Reduce Sugar intake
Sugar is a non-food. It’s a form of carbohydrate that offers illusionary energy, only to cause a downhill slump once the initial burst has been worn off. Excess intake of sugar results in neurotic symptoms. Excess sugar is known to cause claustrophobia, memory loss and other neurotic disorders. Eat food without adding sugar. Stay away from sweet drinks or excess consumption of caffeine with sugar.

9. Eat whole wheat
The whole wheat germs contain lecithin. Lecithin helps ease the problem of the hardening of the arteries, which often impairs brain functioning.

10. Eat a light meal in the night
A heavy meal at night causes tossing and turning and a prolonged emotional stress while at sleep. It’s wise to eat heavy meal during the day when our body is in motion to consume the heavy in-take. Eating a light meal with some fruits allows us to sleep well. A good night sleep strengthens our brainpower.

11. Develop imagination
Greeks mastered the principle of imagination and association to memorize everything. This technique requires one to develop a vivid and colorful imagination that can be linked to a known object. If you involve all your senses – touching, feeling, smelling, hearing and seeing in the imagination process, you can remember greater details of the event.

12. Sex
Our sexual imagination often empowers our ability to daydream, which strengthens our brainpower with greater imagination, visualization and association.

13. Control your temper
Bleached food, excess of starch or excess of white bread can lead to nerve grating effect. This results in a violent and some time depressive behavior. Eat fresh vegetables. Drink lots of water and meditate or practice yoga to relieve these toxic emotions of temper and violent mood swings.

14. Take Vitamin B-complex
Vitamin B-complex strengthens memory power. Eat food and vegetables high in Vitamin B-complex. Stay away from the starch food or white bread, which depletes the Vitamin B-complex necessary for a healthy mind.

I don’t believe these are that tough. If you find yourself increasing stumped, give a couple of these a try and share these tips.


Joke for the day
Source: Art’s Funbox

Inday Jokes

We had a yaya who claimed she was being courted by a kaprein her province and wanted to take her to his kingdom.
Her reason for turning down the offer to be his queen?
Kapre yun ma'am, malaki ang kwan nun! Wag na uy!

AMO: Bakit namatay ang aso?
MAID: Pinaliguan ko po ng laundry soap.
AMO: Nakamamatay ba yun?
MAID: Ewan ko nga po eh, pag-off ko ng washing machine patay na.

Just now my maid burned a hole in my uniform.
I angrily asked her, Paano mo naman nasunog to?
She answered: Secret!

01 February 2010

Anong Balita? 020110

Top news for the day
Source: GMA News.tv

Petron to slash diesel, kerosene prices Monday noonMajor oil player Petron Corporation announced that it would implement price cuts on its diesel and kerosene products on Monday noon.

MMDA finishes EDSA repair before Monday rush hour
Authorities averted a nightmarish Monday morning rush-hour traffic jam as it completed its repair work on portions of Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) before dawn.

Coming soon in Metro Manila: Urinals for the handicapped
While it is not keen on designing and building new urinals for homosexuals, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is considering designing new urinals for the disabled.

Led by provincial grads, paltry 40% pass nursing exams
Released Sunday night, the 2009 nursing exam results continued the steady decline of passers with slightly less than 40 percent passing. 44.5 percent passed the 2008 exams. Graduates of nursing...

RP to host ministerial interfaith dialogue in March
After months of delay caused by last year’s devastating cyclones, the Philippines will host in March a Special Non-Aligned Movement Ministerial Meeting (SNAMMM) on Interfaith Dialogue and...

Senators to vote on C-5 report vs Villar on Wednesday – Zubiri
Members of the Senate majority bloc and allies of Senator Manuel Villar Jr. are expected to go head to head on Wednesday when they vote on the report seeking the censure of the embattled...


Showbiz Chika for the day
Source: Manila Bulletin Online

Beyonce wins 4 Grammys in pretelecast show
Beyonce, the year's top Grammy nominee with 10 bids, was the early leader Sunday as she won four trophies during the pre-telecast ceremony including best R&B song for "Single Ladies."

SHINee in Singapore for drama concert
K-pop boy band SHINee is now in Singapore to perform at the “Oh Joonsung Drama Concert,” which will be a tribute to Korean dramas that have swept viewers, especially in Asia.

Kyla is ‘rich’ in love; Frencheska not too far from ‘Emir'
When asked if her longtime boyfriend Rich Alvarez is “The One,” R&B Princess Kyla said, blushing: “I would like to think so and I’m praying for it.”

When in need, Martin Nievera calls on his Ghostbuster
No one who attended the press conference tendered for Martin Nievera on Jan. 30 could’ve guessed what he answered when asked: Have you found true love?

PBB's Kian Kazemi: Facing a Facebook near-fiasco
After his Facebook account was hacked, TV host and former "Pinoy Big Brother" housemate Kian Kazemi has taken on measures to protect his account.

Money talks but Nyoy Volante won’t
From the looks of it, Nina’s rift with ex-boyfriend Nyoy Volante over a hotly contested P1.4 unpaid debt has now become a “he said, she said” thing.

Simon Cowell spearheads charity single for Haiti out in February
Simon Cowell, puts a cork on his notorious “heartlessness” and “thoughtlessness,” characteristics attributed to him due to his “American Idol” judge persona, to lead an all-star ensemble in the recording of an emotional cover of R.E.M.s’ classic, “Everybody Hurts,” for Haiti relief operations.

Is Jomari still pining for Pops, and Kris zeroing in on Luis?
Actor and concert producer Jomari Yllana, who has not dated anyone for over a year now since his shocking separation with Concert Queen Pops Fernandez, admitted that it’s hard to replace her.

Of misbehavin’ men and tweeting ex-boyfriends
Boxing champ Manny Pacquiao may be forward and fearless inside the ring, but outside it, his wife Jinkee wants to believe he is “behaved.”

Bianca, Gina shrug off Suzette’s remarks
Bianca King paid no heed to Suzette Ranillo’s remarks in a previous “Startalk” interview denying her involvement in the “tent issue,” saying she’s “over it.”

Savannah Lamsen flaunts her acting
"I you have it, flaunt it” is one of the principles in life of former “Pinoy Fear Factor” contestant Savannah Lamsen.

Funnyman faces new controversy
It looks like comedian turned politician Herbert Bautista has little to laugh about nowadays.

Gabby’s unforgettable tip from FPJ
The late Fernando Poe Jr. once reminded Gabby that he needed to learn at least one song to prepare himself for situations where the only way out is to sing in front of people.

A Chinese Drama at Shang
It happens to everyone at one time or another, your cell phone inadvertently calls someone you don’t intend. In Mei Zhu’s case it’s even worse.

‘Messengers 2’ will put you at the edge of your seat
Witness the harvest of evil in “Messengers 2: The Scarecrow,” now showing in theaters, released by Viva International Pictures.

ABS-CBN proudly presents ‘Habang May Buhay’
Starting Monday on Primetime Bida, ABS-CBN will start airing “Habang May Buhay,” an original drama that will surely captivate viewers every night especially so because it stars Judy Ann Santos, considered the “Queen of Teleserye.”


Isports laang
Source: ABS-CBN News Online

Patriots blast Dragons in ABL playoffs
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Patriots are off to a good start in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) as they outplayed Malaysia’s KL Dragons in the playoffs at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City Sunday....

Manning climbing up list of great quarterbacks
NEW YORK – After another MVP season, an All-Pro honor and a bravura performance to lift the Indianapolis Colts to the Super Bowl, Peyton Manning is still climbing up the list of great NFL quarterbacks....

Angping seeks closed-door meeting to address issues
MANILA, Philippines - Before an executive session of the Senate, Philippine Sports Commission chairman Harry Angping will answer, point by point, all the charges and accusations being leveled against him....

Federer beats Murray for 16th Grand Slam crown
MELBOURNE, Australia (AFP) - Swiss great Roger Federer won his fourth Australian Open and 16th Grand Slam title to deny Andy Murray's quest for British tennis history on Sunday.

Wesley So bows out of contention for Corus chess top spot
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino Grandmaster (GM) Wesley So settled for a draw with British GM David Howell after 20 moves of French defense using disadvantageous black pieces in the 12th and penultimate round of the 72nd Corus International Chess Championship.

Magic down Hawks to grab division lead
ORLANDO, Florida – Dwight Howard scored 31 points and pulled down 19 rebounds Saturday as Orlando downed Atlanta 104-86 to take over first place in the NBA's Southeast division.


Da who for today

Source: Wikipedia

Rodrigo Roa Duterte (b. March 28, 1945 in Maasin, Leyte) is the mayor of the city of Davao City, Philippines. He was first elected 1988 and reelected 1992 and 1995. In 1998, he ran for the House of Representatives and won as Congressman for the 1st District of Davao City in Manila until 2001. In 2001, he ran again for mayor in Davao and was again elected for his fourth term. He was reelected in 2004 and in 2007.

Political Life
Under Duterte's leadership, Davao City experienced relative peace and stability, ushering an unprecedented economic boom. The city's crime rate dropped dramatically that tourism organizations in the city claim that Davao is "the most peaceful city in Southeast Asia". Duterte, who has been dubbed "The Punisher" by Time magazine, has been criticized by human rights groups and by Amnesty International for tolerating extrajudicial killings of alleged criminals. Duterte has always denied any direct involvement in these frequent killings.
The one person who has tried to keep the Ampatuans in check, albeit in his own turf, is Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

Over the years, Duterte, who is known for his tough stance against crime, has repeatedly warned various clans — not only the Ampatuans, to be sure — against “misbehaving” in Davao City. But Duterte has also zeroed in on younger Ampatuan scions for using sirens whenever they drive around Davao. In 2006, Duterte let it rip when three Ampatuan youths were arrested in his city for possession of high-powered firearms, including rifles fitted with telescopic sights, and rounds of ammunition.

“Davao City is not your kingdom,” a fuming Duterte had reportedly said. “If you want to show off, you better do it in your place, not here.”


Gospel for the day
Source: The Daily Gospel Online

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 5:1-20.

They came to the other side of the sea, to the territory of the Gerasenes.When he got out of the boat, at once a man from the tombs who had an unclean spirit met him.The man had been dwelling among the tombs, and no one could restrain him any longer, even with a chain. In fact, he had frequently been bound with shackles and chains, but the chains had been pulled apart by him and the shackles smashed, and no one was strong enough to subdue him. Night and day among the tombs and on the hillsides he was always crying out and bruising himself with stones. Catching sight of Jesus from a distance, he ran up and prostrated himself before him, crying out in a loud voice, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me!"(He had been saying to him, "Unclean spirit, come out of the man!") He asked him, "What is your name?" He replied, "Legion is my name. There are many of us."And he pleaded earnestly with him not to drive them away from that territory. Now a large herd of swine was feeding there on the hillside.And they pleaded with him, "Send us into the swine. Let us enter them." And he let them, and the unclean spirits came out and entered the swine. The herd of about two thousand rushed down a steep bank into the sea, where they were drowned. The swineherds ran away and reported the incident in the town and throughout the countryside. And people came out to see what had happened. As they approached Jesus, they caught sight of the man who had been possessed by Legion, sitting there clothed and in his right mind. And they were seized with fear. Those who witnessed the incident explained to them what had happened to the possessed man and to the swine. Then they began to beg him to leave their district. As he was getting into the boat, the man who had been possessed pleaded to remain with him. But he would not permit him but told him instead, "Go home to your family and announce to them all that the Lord in his pity has done for you."Then the man went off and began to proclaim in the Decapolis what Jesus had done for him; and all were amazed.


Word for the day
Source: Merriam Webster Online

coeval • \koh-EE-vul\ • adjective
: of the same or equal age, antiquity, or duration

Example Sentence:
"How old is this ancient town? One guess: It dates to 2600-2500 B.C. -- more or less coeval with nearby Stonehenge … which may date to 3100 B.C." (The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 12, 2007)

Did you know?
"Coeval" comes to English from the Latin word "coaevus," meaning "of the same age." "Coaevus" was formed by combining the "co-" prefix ("in or to the same degree") with Latin "aevum" ("age" or "lifetime"). The root "ev" comes from "aevum," making words such as "longevity," "medieval," and "primeval" all near relations to "coeval." Although "coeval" can technically describe any two or more entities that coexist, it is most typically used to refer to things that have existed together for a very long time (such as galaxies) or that were concurrent with each other in the distant past (parallel historical periods of ancient civilizations, for example).


Lesson for the day
Source: Art’s Library of life

STUMPER

See if you can figure out what these words have in common……….
1 Banana
2 Dresser
3 Grammar
4 Potato
5 Revive
6 Uneven
7 Assess

Are you peeking or have you already given up? Give itanother try. Look at each word carefully. (You’ll kickyourself when you discover the answer..)

This Is Cool…...................



Answer: No, it is not that they all have at least 2 doubleletters.................…



Answer:In all of the words listed, if you take the first letter, place itat the end of the word, and then spell the word backwards,it will be the same word. Did you figure it out? Just send itto more people and stump them..


Joke for the day
Source: Art’s Funbox