Sep 15, 2012

Preserving Mankind with Kojie.san Men

The 21st century presents a new challenge (as previous centuries have) to all of mankind. Previous centuries were defined by how men reacted to the challenges of their respective times. In this modern age, where the world is no more than a click in the virtual highway, mankind is faced with enormous challenges of globalization. With the advent of modern technologies, the world becomes smaller and borderless. History is witness to the fact that the human race became vibrantly intelligent in the past two centuries which propelled the development and advancements of the modern period.

Our era can be described as an age of modernity - due to technological advancements - liberal ideas and cultural influences flowed freely from within and without the defined territories of the world. Ideas of liberalism freed the modern man from the shackles of traditional dogmas and outdated philosophies. Cultural influences made society more adaptable to changes, it teaches the world to be tolerant and respectful of each other. Both phenomenon (liberal ideas and cultural influence) detest discrimination. Given this, the modern man becomes more assured of himself, confident of who and what he have despite the pronounced differences in culture, color, and religion. Say, for example, the issue on sexuality. The modern man does not cringe on this topic, rather, believes in the idea that even sexuality is fluid. Machismo is not anymore the name of the game where brawns rule the world. Hence, the modern man battles the challenges of life with an improved perception of the world and his environment. Muscles and dirt won't be the only category to define "manly". This time, the engagement is cerebral.

As challenges level up, so should the reaction of the modern man. With increased knowledge and powerful tools, the modern man battles life in a different light - psychological. The "self" is the center, everything in our lives revolved around the "self". Nowadays, it is very important to take care of the "self" as it radiates the inner warrior in each individual. A good sense of "self" radiates confidence in everything we do - spirits uplifted that translates to productive outputs. More than having a presentable "self", taking good care of it contributes to the entire sense of an individual's well-being. More importantly, a good sense of being is a vital ingredient of success.

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Sep 7, 2012

Nasugbu Town Proper Road Map

     Getting excited for the upcoming sem break or Christmas Break? Or do you have plans in going to our town this weekend? Well it's easy to go around town if you're familiar with the place, especially the roads. And with the help of Microsoft's Bing Maps, I patched bits of images and created this high definition Nasugbu Road Map. I'm planning to make another one that indicates resorts, establishments and other attractions. And that deserves another post...;-)

For full resolution click HERE.

Sep 1, 2012


Proclamation No. 459, s. 2012

WHEREAS, Republic Act (RA) No. 9492, dated July 24, 2007, amended Section 26, Chapter 7, Book I of Executive Order (EO) No. 292, also known as the Administrative Code of 1987, by declaring certain days (specific or movable) as special or regular holidays;
WHEREAS, RA No. 9492 provides that holidays, except those which are religious in nature, are moved to the nearest Monday unless otherwise modified by law, order or proclamation;
WHEREAS, RA No. 9849 provides that the Eidul Adha shall be celebrated as a national holiday;
WHEREAS, the EDSA People Power Revolution, which restored and ushered political, social and economic reforms in the country, serves as an inspiration to Filipinos everywhere as a nation and as a people:
WHEREAS, Saturday, 30 March 2013 falls between Good Friday and Easter Sunday; Black Saturday, falling between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, has been traditionally declared a special (non-working) day throughout the country because the observance of Holy Week is one of our people’s most cherished traditions and they must be given the full and uninterrupted opportunity to ponder on the significance of Holy Week and to properly observe its traditions with religious fervor, without prejudice to public interest;
WHEREAS, Saturday, 2 November 2013, falling between Friday, 1 November 2013 (All Saints Day) and Sunday, has been traditionally declared a special (non-working) day throughout the country;
WHEREAS, to give full opportunity to our people to properly observe All Saints Day with all its religious fervor which invariably requires them to travel to and from different regions in the country, Saturday, November 2013, may be declared as a special (non-working) day without detriment to public interest;
WHEREAS, in order to foster closer family ties and enable our countrymen to observe Christmas more meaningfully, it is but fitting to declare December 24, (Tuesday) as an additional special (non-working) day throughout the country;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution as President of the Philippines, do hereby declare:
SECTION 1. The following regular holidays and special days for the year 2013 shall be observed in the country:
A. Regular Holidays
New Year’s Day
Maundy Thursday
Good Friday
Araw ng Kagitingan
January 1 (Tuesday)
March 28
March 29
April 9 (Tuesday)
Labor Day
Independence Day
National Heroes Day
Bonifacio Day
Christmas Day
Rizal Day
May 1 (Wednesday)
June 12 (Wednesday)
August 26 (Last Monday of August)
November 30 (Saturday)
December 25 (Wednesday)
December 30 (Monday)
B. Special (Non-Working) Days
Black Saturday
Ninoy Aquino Day
All Saints Day
Additional special (non-working) days
Last Day of the Year
March 30
August 21 (Wednesday)
November 1 (Friday)
November 2 (Saturday)
December 24 (Tuesday)
December 31 (Tuesday)
C. Special Holiday (for all schools)
EDSA Revolution AnniversaryFebruary 25 (Monday)
SECTION 2 The proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha shall hereafter be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient. To this end, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) shall inform the Office of the President on which day the holiday shall fall.
SECTION 3. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) shall promulgate the implementing guidelines for this Proclamation.
SECTION 4. This Proclamation shall take effect immediately.
SECTION 5. This Proclamation shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of thePhilippines to be affixed.
Done in the City of Manila, this 16th day of August, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Twelve.
By the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.Executive Secretary