Showing posts from March, 2010

It's Not About Religion but Values Formation: The AMA Cebu College Retreat

As per encouragement from our School Director, Ms. Vilma Lastimosa, the whole student body was asked to attend an overnight retreat at the Virbum Dei Retreat House in Banawa, Cebu. It is not about religion since we have diverse religious sects but it is about values formation.

Our main speaker was Brother Pablo who is a Spanish missionary and who could speak our vernacular, Bisaya, all too fluently from the years of his stay with us. He also told us his crazy life before entering the seminary.

We ate mostly fish since it was a Friday, a sacrifice Christians offer to Jesus during the Lenten Season. But food was bountiful despite the amount we paid.

We had confession with a priest, gatherings all over the picturesque venue, letter-writing to God and someone we consider the “wind beneath our wings”, video presentations of Nick Vujicic, a man without arms or legs and dad and Cerebral Palsy son who entered the IronMan which made me drop my defenses and cried, a switchman who sacrificed hi…

AMA Cebu goes on educational tour

Last March 15, our college embarked on a whole day journey to different workplaces here in Cebu, Philippines.Traffic Operations
First stop, CITOM or City Traffic Operations Management. We have just learned that it actually costs P7M per intersection. The software and machines that runs the traffic are actually imported from Sydney and is known as SCATS or Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System.On our way to next destination, our tour guide said that USC or University of San Carlos is actually the oldest school in the country while University of Santo Tomas is the oldest university.Software Development
We arrived at E-Sprint Software Development in Bakilid. They provide business solutions. They specialize in Human Resource Information Systems and Accounting softwares. With a small workplace that caters to big clientele like Ford, Local Government Units,  Mitsumi, Shangri-La. It is owned by Wilson Ng, the famed Tech writer from Sun.Star Cebu and CEO of Ng Khai Computer Company with s…

Funny Innovative Ads of Top Brands


With all the hatred I say love

Election period in the country and you could be well sure to get caught up in the fever as we are subconsciously being brainwashed by “maka-masa kuno” ads of aspirants trying to woo us in their way to a public service seat. Then there’s the ugly mudslinging between candidates and buying people as Villar is pretty much accused of doing lately twice in a row. And occasionally, assassinations may happen too. The most important thing about this time is that we once again feel that we are important as the voting public has the power. And it’s hard because we all have trust issues. People begin expressing so much hatred either to make a point or prove their stand on issues or even to express grievances against public figures. And all this could happen in as simple as casual conversations with friends. As my English speech a little while back, I was trying to instill positivity. But then comes a time where we believe in this one person that no matter how rough the road gets for him, you walk…

Gibo Teodoro Platforms

He cited four concrete steps to stimulate the economy and to sustain the efforts of the administration. These are good government, infrastructure and technology; better education, health and overall quality of life; and order in society throughout the country.In a statement furnished to The FREEMAN, he said that good government would mean restructuring the central government as well as local government units; improving the compensation of public servants; invigorating the judicial system, and strengthening the civil service.Also, Teodoro said that a comprehensive and participative health care system should be put in place, as well as the establishment of a student loan program wherein students can borrow money from the government, which they can pay through the GSIS or SSS once they find jobs after graduation.National LeadershipThe strong will to resist temptationA good leader must be of strong character and integrity. More than anything else, he or she must embrace the true essence o…

AMA Cebu Renovates Big Time

We were originally situated in Angelica Bldg. in Jones. I didn’t know either until the day my mom took me for enrollment. But thing is we now have a bigger 4-storey building located at the back of Castle Peak Hotel. This might be a little too late to announce this but the my school has just recently finished renovating our new building in Mabolo. The contractor and their workers which came all the way from Manila did a great job and I think the people behind the ceilings should be given praise for such a beauty. It has two light switches: white only and the colored ones. But either way, you just can’t ignore them.The photo above is the actual ceiling in our SuperLab. And the following one is the Admission office’s:And this is how it is supposed to look like with me in it:AMA Computer College CebuPresident Roxas & S. Cabahug St., Mabolo, Cebu City
at the far back of Castle Peak Hotel 2337721/23…

Taking pictures

If you must know, I don’t own any standalone digital camera but my 1.3 MP camera phone. That’s what happens when you really can’t convince your working sister to buy a decent cam for the family. And mind you, my phone is enough for outdoor or daylight shots. Picasa and Photoshop come very handy. I go to this place with friends or family or I kid around my nephew and instantly, I make a great photo album ready for Multiply. But the selected ones end up in Facebook. When something is shoot worthy, it gets immortalized in as easy as a button click. And that is one thing I love being here at home in Cebu, my nephew and our pets make the best subject besides myself. “Tantrums”
“Opposites Attract” 

The Cuteness that is PetSociety

Here are a few snaps from the adventure of Cyber, my PetSociety character, as he visits the most creative houses of his friends.Happy PetSo-ing!

Fw: PETA trashes Canadian Seal Slaughters!

March 15th is the International Day of Action against the Canadian seal slaughter.Join compassionate people like you for this online day of action against the bloody seal slaughter! We'll be posting details in the coming weeks about ways you can help without even leaving your house. From making phone calls to E-mailing petitions to friends, there are many ways to take just a minute to speak up for these animals.Did you know that during Canada's annual war on seals, sealers routinely hook live seals in the eye, cheek, or mouth to avoid damaging the fur, then they drag the seals across the ice? Many of these gentle creatures may not even have eaten their first solid meal or taken their first swim before they are slaughtered for their skin!
Interested in leafleting or setting up a local demonstration? Drop us a line at or younger and want to help save the seals? peta2 will hook you up with free stickers and more to hand out at school! E-mail peta2@peta2.c…

The Prayer that shocked the world

When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what they heard:"Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask.
your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance.We know Your Word says, "Woe to those who call evil good", but that is exactly what we have done.We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our
values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot anti-abortionists and called it justifiable. We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem. We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefa…

Smile and Realizations about Life

With the Ondoy and Pepeng typhoons, El Nino, Maguindanao Massacre, Haiti and Chile earth tremors breaking loose, the thoughts of the world coming to an end is no longer a joke. So in light with all the tragedy that happened, I offer this simple post about life.Life could be as reckless and random as falling water.
This is me shot by my cousin in Intosan Resort Danao here in Cebu on a family reunion.There are only two types of people: those who lead and those who follow.
My nephew, Miggy, is being trailed by our aunt’s pups one random afternoon.Life is a fish port. It’s a matter of getting filled and paying for it.
I took this pic inside my dad’s car. This is the simple yet magnificent Macapagal Fish Port in Danao, Cebu. The top floor is an open food court overlooking the sea.Life could be a pleasant surprise.
See the lighter side when things go bad. This is my nephew and me kidding around in front of the camera.Life is beautiful.
These is my lola’s garden ornament hung by the tree that sh…

Some of my art works…

I love photography but I also love post-processing stuff like editing and graphic designing and I’m proud to present to you a new batch of some of my art works featuring family members. Hope you love them!

Gibo Teodoro's Words of Wisdom Perfect as Text Messages

“My main campaign message is reform based on stability because there could be no reform if there is no stability.” -GIBO TEODORO
My campaign will remain to be positive because we need to inspire people, we need to encourage people. We need to help each other and lend a helping hand. It has to be positive because our battle cry is ‘Forward Philippines.’” -GIBO TEODORO

“You have to propel the morale of the people, you have to lift up their spirits to believe that they are going to do well, that the government is going to do well so that the country can be put on another plane,” -GIBO TEODORO
“Number two, our country must confront a lot of problems that needs a leader with experience, a leader willing to set aside all differences and genuinely reconcile all sectors to be able to solve our difficulties and take advantage of opportunities facing the country.” -GIBO TEODORO
"I think if they think that I am the most qualified, then that means to say that they believe that I will be abl…

Great Birthday Gift: Election 2010 Poster for my idol

A newfound friend via asked if he could quote me for his poster. This is how our conversation went:
And yes, that’s me replying with the line “hindi laban… lipad.” And it is true that I actually changed my profile pic to a great photo of Sir Gibo. He ringed me up for my permission and I gladly said yes and I asked his permission if I could disseminate this and he nodded just the same. A cool birthday gift if you must say.
And as the Black Eyed Peas song goes:
Let’s cast amnesia. Forget about all that evil. The evil that they feed ‘ya!