Sunday, September 28, 2008

Hot Off The Press

Use blogs, not bills, to answer media, says PJ Garcia

LAWMAKERS unhappy with how they are portrayed in the press should just blog instead of pushing through with the right to reply bill, said Rep. Pablo John Garcia (Cebu Province, 3rd district).

“I had past problems with the media,” Garcia said in a dySS interview last Saturday, “but I cannot support the right to reply bill.”

Program host and Sun.Star Cebu columnist Bobby Nalzaro thanked Garcia for his support as the Cebu media capped its celebration of the Cebu Press Freedom Week.

“Some congressmen nga init shouldn’t support the right to reply bill; they should just make a blog,” Garcia said.

The congressman, who comments on the media in his blog (, said technology has provided him with an outlet to address media criticisms.

As a former columnist and a former editor of The Philippine Collegian at the University of the Philippines, Garcia said he is a staunch supporter of press freedom.

“The basic tenet of press freedom is that no one can dictate the contents of the news, and legislating the right to reply means dictation,” said Garcia.

House Speaker Prospero Nograles, addressing a forum on media legislation during the Cebu Press Freedom Week, hinted he was inclined to support the right to reply bill.

But Nograles asked for the media’s stance on the matter, saying, “It is not gagging you… Give us your take on the bill and help us make a win-win (legislation).”

The Cebu Citizens Press Council (CCPC), composed of representatives from different media organizations and the private sector, has already made its stand on the bill and submitted a resolution to Congress through Rep. Raul del Mar (Cebu City, north district).

“Journalists already practice the right to reply as part of individual and corporate standards and the news outlets’ accountability to their public audience,” the CCPC resolution read.

The latest version of the bill gives media companies three days to publish or broadcast the reply of anyone “accused directly or indirectly of committing or having committed or of intending to commit any crime or offense.”

Senate Bill 2150 states that the reply should be of the same length as the initial accusation and should not be edited, “except for libelous allegations.”

It proposes penalties of P10,000 to P30,000 for the editor-in-chief, publisher, station manager or owner of the media company that refuses to publish or air the reply.

The Senate approved in June this year the version prepared by Sens. Aquilino Pimentel Jr., Ramon Revilla Jr. and Francis Escudero.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Philippine Culture

The belief that "white is beautiful" is held by many Filipino women, leading them to stay out of the sun to keep their skin from getting dark. Even at a young age, children are taught and practice this belief. Furthermore, many of these women use bleaching or whitening skin products to keep their skin white, and also use anti pimple or anti blackhead products. This bias towards favoring white skin came from the influential occupations of the Spanish and the Americans, and continues among many Filipinos to this day.

Fatness may also be associated with wealth, while being too skinny may be seen as a sign of poverty.

Rebonding and hair relaxing are popular among teenagers. Spa treatments are also famous. Indulging in various salon treatments is a common activity among well-off Filipinos which helps the rising popularity of salons such as F Salon, Ricky Reyes and David's salon which includes famous hair stylist such as Fanny Serrano, Jun Encarnacion and Ricky Reyes.

As in other Asian countries, most Filipinos are myopic (nearsighted). This contributes to the large scale Philippine optical industry.

In formal gatherings, men wear the Barong Tagalog, a translucent pearl white shirt, usually made of piƱa (pineapple) fibers or jusi [hoo-si] (banana) fibers. But in informal settings, such as at home or at picnics, Filipinos either go barefoot or wear slippers. Due to the humid tropical climate, men are often found in a tank top or go bare-chested, wearing shorts and with a towel on their shoulder to wipe away the sweat.

In rural areas of the country, some Filipino children resort to bathing naked in public. Those who live near rivers take baths there, and natives will use river stones as washcloths to scrub themselves. Since water pressure is lacking in many areas of the country, many people resort to using buckets (timba at tabo) for bathing. People are so used to the routine of using the bucket bath method that they will continue to use it even when water pressure is more than adequate for shower use. Places that have adequate water pressure like hotels do have running shower heads.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Reason To Like A Woman

You can feel her care in the form of a sister.
You can feel her warmth in the form of a friend.
You can feel her passion in the form of a beloved.
You can feel her dedication in the form of a wife.
You can feel her divinity in the form of a mother.
You can feel her blessings in the form of a grandmother.
Yet she is so tough.
Yet her heart is so tender.
Yet her heart is so naughty.
Yet her heart is so charming.
Yet her heart is so sharing.
Yet her heart is so melodious.
This is a woman.
She can be your life.
Show her respect.
Show her love.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Philippine Trivia

To all my friends and acquaintances. If you have been to the Philippines please answer the questions below. I look forward to reading all you comments and feed back.

1) Where in the Philippines have you been?

2) Which city or island is your favorite?

3) How did you meet the filipina of your dreams?

4) Good or bad feelings of the Philippines?

5) If you had to do it over again, would you choose a filipina as a wife?

If there is anything else you would like to add please do.

Monday, September 22, 2008

So Are You Interested?

Hello, so are you interested but afraid of being scammed? I do understand your fears and can guaranty that I have been in your shoes. We here at FilipaBeauties4u pride ourselves in making sure you are satisfied. The holiday season is coming, so don't hesitate to contact us with your questions.

Hope to hear from you... we will be waiting

Thursday, September 18, 2008

A Wife, A Filipina?

Hello to all gentleman around the world. Are you tired of being alone, having know one to spend time with and eatting alone. Ever heard or considered meeting a filipina? If so I maybe able to help. I personlly know 100's of beautiful filipina's just waiting to talk to you. Willing to start a relationship and move to your location. So what are you waiting for? There is no time like the present. Have questions or concerns, feel free to contact me by phone or email and I will try to assist you.

Have a great day...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Life is what you make it. The walk through life can be a wonderful thing. Especially when you have that special someone by your side to walk with you. For me the special someone is my wife. I can help you find that special someone too.

Have a great day !!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Filipina's and visa's

What many do not know about visas, either fiancee' or spousal. To get through the visa process you need to show proof of communication over a period of time. It is also vary helpful if you have spent time together in person and can show proof with pictures and receipts. Also if at all possibly when it is time for the interview and processing the paperwork the man should try to attend with the woman of his dreams. This is not required but does seem to help the process go smoothly. Good Luck on Your new venture...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Fallen Men, Woman and Children

What is so memorable about this day? We here in America will remember this day for the rest of our lives as a day of sorrow. I hope everyone around the world will take just one moment of there day to remember all the lives lost accross America. And think about all the lives lost around the world.

Then I ask everyone. When will the blood shed and death stop? When can everyone live in peace around the world no mater there race, color or religion? We are all different in many ways, but we are also the same in many more ways than you reliaze.

Remember one thing as you walk through life. You will attract more bee's with honey than with musturd. So why not try and be nice to others and live in peace. You will find that your happiness will improve greatly. Have a great day to all... :)

Monday, September 8, 2008


Breath it can be something you do to stay alive. But it also can be what you do when you wake up next to a gwapa filipina (Your Wife) and say good morning. This is a wonderful experience that I have been blessed to do every morning. It brings a smile on my face and fills my heart with happiness and joy. Wouldn’t you like this? I might be able to help.

Have a Great Day…

Friday, September 5, 2008

A little Humor

A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her nameplate that her name is Patricia Whack.

"Miss Whack, I'd like to get a $30,000 loan to take a holiday."

Patty looks at the frog in disbelief and asks his name. The frog says his name is Kermit Jagger, his dad is Mick Jagger, and that it's okay, he knows the bank manager.

Patty explains that he will need to secure the loan with some collateral.

The frog says, "Sure. I have this,"
and produces a tiny porcelain elephant, about an inch tall, bright pink and perfectly formed.

Very confused, Patty explains that she'll have to consult with the bank manager and disappe ars into a back office.

She finds the manager and says, "There's a frog called Kermit Jagger out there who claims to know you and wants to borrow $30,000, and he wants to use this as collateral."

She holds up the tiny pink elephant. "I mean, what in the world is this?"

(you're gonna love this)

The bank manager looks back at her and says...

"It's a knickknack, Patty Whack. Give the frog a loan, His old man's a Rolling Stone."

(You're singing it, aren't you? Yeah, I know you are........)

Come on now, you grinned, I know you did!!!

Have a lovely day


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

US Citizens Voting From the Philippines

Deadlines Nearing for Overseas Citizen and Military Voters to Request Absentee Ballots for the 2008 Presidential Election. WASHINGTON, D.C. August 27, 2008:

Voter registration and ballot request: U.S. overseas and military voters can accomplish these tasks simultaneously by filing out a single form that you can download from the Internet. Assistance to complete the form per state requirements, mailing addresses, deadline information and help desk services are all available at www.overseasvotef oundation. org. "Voters naturally associate Election Day with casting their ballots, forgetting that as overseas or military absentee voters they need to file their registration / ballot request paperwork each election year – usually 30 days in advance – to receive their absentee ballot," stated Chip Levengood, Chairman of Overseas Vote Foundation. "With the race as close as it is, this is another election year where overseas and military votes could make the difference. "Overseas Vote Foundation urges overseas and military absentee voters to file the registration / ballot request form as soon as possible. Timely filing qualifies voters to use the Federal Write - in Absentee Ballot in the event that their ballot is late. Further information: Overseas Vote Foundation is a nonprofit nonpartisan organization that provides easy-to-use online tools and services for U.S. voters residing overseas. These include: State-by-state automated voter registration Contact information for state and local election offices A Voter Help Desk and knowledgebase Charts with state election dates and deadlines A state-by-state list of options for sending election materials Upgraded Vote-Print-Mail ballot system for write-in ballots Special OVF rates for FedEx ballot return to the U.S. Links to nonpartisan organizations offering candidate information

Overseas Vote Foundation mailto:susan@overseasvotef%20oundation.%20org
Susan Dzieduszycka - Suinat US Tel: +1 202 470 2480
Overseas Tel: +49 89 649 391 33

The Pew Charitable Trusts, “Make Voting Work program,", a non-profit organization that works on improving public policy, informing the public and, stimulating civic life, is teaming with Overseas Vote Foundation to facilitate and simplify the overseas voting process. As part of their effort they are interested in hearing from overseas Americans who have had trouble getting their absentee ballots in time to vote from overseas, or other voting problems. If you have any information on this subject or personal experiences to share please contact them directly at: Please send your stories prior by September 1, 2008.