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Beijing Olympics 2008

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The 2008 Beijing olympics officially opens today.

God bless to all our Pinoy athletes in Beijing, China. Go for the gold!

We can view the details of the scores and medals at Philippines at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Mabuhay ang pinoy 🙂

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Lifehouse in Manila

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Lifehouse has a world-wide tour and is coming to the Philippines on July 26. They will be performing at Araneta Colliseum and their ticket is available for 990 at Upper Box B to 4890 at Patron VIP. The whole ticket price can be seen at tickenet.ph.

The band has popularized the songs “Hanging by a Moment”, “Broken” and “You and Me” and their songs has been the soundtracks to popular Hollywood TV series such as Grey’s Anatomy, One Tree Hill, Criminal Minds and The Hills.

They were interviewed today in the morningrush rx and i can’t help myself to laugh at Delamar as she giggled throughout the interview. Well, i do felt that giggly feeling she has. 😛

Lifehouse

Oh, i can’t wait much more for there concert date.

Typhoon Frank Hits Manila

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Just yesterday, we experienced harsh rains and deep floods brought by Typhoon Frank.

At around 8:30 in the morning, I was awaken by our neighbors rushing outside and sort of panicking. The lights were out. When I checked it out, the flood is already above our path walk gutter and any moment it would enter our houses. Typhoon Frank has hit Manila. Without even washing my face, I hurried up and started to transfer our things upstairs. Within couple of minutes, me and my brother was able to empty the lower room. A few more minutes and the water rushed into our houses. Lights went back an hour later.

Due to a higher elevation, the water in our path walk is only hip-high. In the main road outside, it the flood is almost the height of an average person.

Many people and vehicles were stranded. Even dump trucks and gasoline trucks can’t pass through the main road. We are located at the corner of G. Araneta Avenue and E. Rodriguez Sr. which well-known to transform into a ‘sea’ every hard rain and floods occur.

As a business opportunity, some ‘tambays’ in our place started a ‘bangka transport business’. They charge willing commuters a minimum of P5.00 just to be able to cross the road.

The flood subsided late in the afternoon. It was a tiring and dirty job to clean the house after such calamity. Despite the deep flood that almost altered our place in the map as a small lake, I am still thankful that noone was hurt in our place. It is just sad that there are still houses which haven’t recovered yet from the fire last October, soaked wet during the typhoon.

While eating dinner, we were able to watch the news. As expected, sad news always accompanies this time of calamity. Many people were dead and missing, numerous families went homeless and a commercial ship capsized amidst the ‘humongous’ waves. *sigh.

Here are some photos of the flood in Araneta Avenue corner E. Rodriguez:

Typhoon Frank

Local Teens transporting commuters using a small boat

Typhoon Frank

Public Jeepney still commuting despite the heavy floods in the road

Typhoon Frank

Armored tanks almost covered with flood

View the rest of the pictures here : Typhoon Frank Hits Manila

International traffic in human organs

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THE kidney trade is a global phenomenon; it is present in both the developing and the developed world. Since the introduction of the immuno-suppressant drug Cyclosporine in the early 1980s, organ transplantation has become a relatively safe operation. More and more patients suffering from End Stage Renal Disease opt for kidney transplants instead of remaining on dialysis. The result? In many parts of the world, the demand for kidneys far outweighs the supply. Brokers have stepped in, offering kidneys for sale to cover the deficit.

you can read more at International traffic in human organs

Be WARNED fellow Filipino: Kidnapping for Organs Rampant

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!!!!An excerpt from our forum:
An excerpt from poster@Sulit:
3 cases in San Pedro, Laguna already. Girls of any age getting kidnapped then returned dead with body organs missing like the heart, kidney, eyes. At pag binalik yung body, may pera sa loob ng katawan or tiyan, parang bayad sa nakuhang organ. My friend’s neighbor was a victim. Mag ingat sa mga walang pusong gumagawa nito
here’s the friendster bulletin of my friend:
I just a talk to a reliable source that said that there this men dressed in doctor suits, driving a closed van,
that would kidnap young girls, and lately any person of any age, and take their organs. And leave the dead body
somewhere leaving money inside the victim’s body–as thank you payment
for the organ.
Meron na pong namatay sa San Pedro,grade 5 girl student, nakitang patay missing her kidney.
Meron naman po last week lang,nakaburol ngayon, grade 3 student sa Pacita, nakitang patay na kinuhaan
ng mata at puso, at nag-iwan ng 50K sa loob ng katawan ng bata.
Meron isang case sa Chrysanthemum Village, may nakuha silang isang batang babae pero natunugan ng isang
tricycle driver, hinabol niya ang van, at sa huli, itinapon na lang ang bata sa bintana ng van. Naagapan.
At last week lang, meron dapat makukuhang dalawang babae sa may Reysal Supermarket, pero may
nakakitang mga tambay, natulungan ang dalawa at hindi sila nakuha..
Napag-alaman ko rin ho na may case na ganito sa Batangas at Manila.Konting ingat na lang ho san man kayo
pumunta.
Vehicle:
1. VXE 351 – Green Van
2. VMM 507 – White Van
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