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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Easter Prayer

I got this from my email this morning,let me share this to all of you.


LORD,thank you for the gift of HOPE,
You gave us on Easter morning.
Because of you,we know that no problem
is too difficult and even death does not have
power over us...
Thank you for the gift of JOY,
You gave us when you we're resurrected;
Because of you we know that no matter how
challenging life maybe,in the end we will rejoice again..
Thank you for the gift of LOVE.
You gave us when you laid down your life,
Because of you we know that there is no sin;
too great to separate us and we are incredibly
valuable to you...
Thank you for the gift of LIFE,
You gave us when you left the tomb;
Because of EASTER,we know this world
is just the beginning and we will spend
forever in heavens with YOU....
We LOVE YOU JESUS with all our hearts
full of praise and gratitude for who
YOU are and all you've done for us,amen..


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Holy Week

For many people especially here in the Philippines,holy week is the time to be with our family,a time to have a vacation with friends and relatives.I remember when I was still working in PLDT Ayala,I was so eager to have a holiday off during this time of year,for us pldt traffic operator(109&108),a holiday off was priceless,not only we will be having a 4 days off from work(2regular days off + the 2 holidays off)but because we will be having a chance to spend it with our family.Most of the time,i was always on duty,from 1pm-10pm,although i liked it since the pay was always double plus the night differential hmmm,i hate when we were about to go home,it was one of those days that you'll see the used to be busy street of Ayala like a "ghost",there are really very very few people in the street,very few vehicles were passing by,even taxis are hard to find,you can even dance and play in the street,there are no LRT operations wither.Funny but i missed it.I missed the people that i worked with for 12yrs of my stay there,most of them have gone immigrating to different countries,some of them i still see,and there are others that i dont know where are they now.There are only few operators that are left in the traffic department now,when i started there in 1990,there were more than 500 lady operators in MGO bldg alone,now it was down to 200 Nationwide,that's sad :-(

Anyways,so much for the nostalgia,i hope you all will have a blessed holy week.

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Pacquiao vs Marquez - Unfinished Business

The fight was said to be aired on channel 7 at 10am but it started before 2pm.I didnt know that i fall asleep,i almost missed it,when i opened my eyes,Ciara Sotto was already in the middle of singing our National Anthem,followed by Mexico's national anthem and afterwards,the United States' National anthem sung by a 14yr old Fil-Am Jasmine Villegas.Then the introduction of Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez.

4 years of waiting was worth the wait.Both boxers were in good shape.They both showed how tough they were,Marquez was a picture of a strong willed fighter,you can see from his moves that he really looked forward for this fight and had gone an extensive and powerful training.Manny Pacquiao on the other hand was all ready and determined to win the fight,llike Marquez he's been to a tough and long training too.He wanted to win the fight not only for himself,not only for his family but also for his fellow Filipinos,for his country.

The fight lasted until the 12th round,both of them already had a cut on their eyes but both of them showed how great a fighter they are and none of them are willing to surrender.But as we always say,"there can be only one".After the last round,nobody knew who won but the judges,Manny was busy exchanging hugs with Marquez when it was announced that he winby a split decision.

Once again,Manny Pacquiao made the Philippines and the Filipino people proud of him.Here in the Philippines,everybody was glued on their tv screen,it's another zero crime here.Everybody ended up happy and rejoicing.Pacman is now the new WBC Super Weatherweight Champion of the world.The first Asian who won 3 consecutive different titles.

Another pride of Filipinos.Congratulations and Mabuhay Manny Pacquiao!

God bless the Philippines!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Bb Pilipinas 2008

Bb. Pilipinas beauty contest has been around for quite some time now and have already produced international beauty queens,ramp models and celebrities. It's being held every year to look for a beauty and brain Filipinas to compete in an international beauty competitions like Ms.International,Ms. World and the famous Ms. Universe.With months of preparation and pre-screening,we can say that during the contest proper,they already have selected those who are qualified to vie for the said title.

Most of the contestants were pretty,but the one who caught viewers' attention was the 17 years old and the youngest of them all,Janina San Miguel who looked very confident at first but when she answered the question(watch here),it was a turn off.And the irony of it all,she won the Bb.Pilipinas-World!I hope the judges didnt make any mistake when they voted for her.

According to many,she's another Melanie Marquez when it comes to her "english" not here to mock her but it was just disappointing knowing that she'll compete abroad and with her english,i dont think we should expect to win.I dont think too that being young and first timer will be an excuse for not good in speaking english(it was her excuse).

But honestly speaking,the organizers should be more aware that those winners will soon be in an international beauty competition and will give credit to our country.From what i have seen when she replied to the question,she just got beauty and no brain.

Well,it was just my opinion and maybe the teacher in me makes me want to get a "red ballpen" so i can "correct" her,this is just my opinion and we are all entitled to one.I know i'm not perfect and i also made mistakes in the past but then,im in no competition and am no way competing locally nor internationally...(wink)

Anyway,they still have time to prepare,specially Janina, to study and polish her grammar :p.Congratulations and Good luck to all of them!

Friday, March 7, 2008


Health is wealth.We need to take care of our health that's why we should be very careful what food to eat and what to drink and which kind will gives us benefit of good health and one that makes us strong.There are many food supplements that can be found in the market,one of those is Monavie,it is said to be delicious and energizing blend of the Brazilian acai berry(commonly pronounced as a-sigh-ee),it is a rather small round,and black looking purple,it resembles a grape or a blueberry.Monavie make use of this berry to provide each drinker the disease-fighting benefits no doctors want you to know.It gives out antioxidant that leads you to wellness and a good life.You cant lose anything by trying it for a couple of weeks and you'll feel a lot of difference in your way of life.

Monavie Active Juice has esterified fatty acids that help maintain a healthy joint function.It provides better life for a lot of many that makes it the most significant wellness product available in the market today.

These are the 3 kids of products that they offer:

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Men and women,especially athletes who's always on the go can enjoy the benefit of leading a great way of life by drinking Monavie.Drink it,feel it,share it and have a healthy and goo life!

Monday, March 3, 2008

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Unlike dental insurance who is limited only to dental benefit options available and consumers are paying a big amount of monthly fee but is limited to a certain coverage,and it's usually being offered to an employer and cannot be extended to their family and most of the time can be renewed annually.Dental plans has no annual limit and members can enjoy on most dental services,no health restrictions,can be approved within 1-3 business days,customers can enjoy the very affordable fee, and most of all,it can be enjoyed not only by a specific person but by families,businesses and groups.

It also gives the plan holder a choice of freedom to choose from 30 national and regional dental discount plans.In other words,discount dental plans is an easy-to-use alternative to dental insurance and gives out plan members a big amount of savings on most of dental procedures while enjoying the quality dental care. Having a nice and complete sets of teeth is also a way of a happy life.The importance of caring for it will not only help you save a lot at dental plans but saving your smiles too!Keep smiling!

Annulment in the Philippines

Family is the basic unit of society and being the only Catholic country in Asia,Philippines does not recognize divorce.The Church strongly opposed with that.If you're marriage is not working anymore no matter how you want to work and press things out,you can file for an annulment,it is a simple voided marriage.In the eyes of both the Catholic church and the Philippine government an annuled marriage is a marriage that never happened.Unlike divorce where the two persons involved agreed to "end" or teminate the marriage,annulment is pointing out that there never really was a marriage,thus,there's no need for a divorce.It's like going back to being single again.

But getting an annulment here in the Philippines is really hard and tedious and very expensive,believe me,i've been there.I have just received the decision and the finality of my annulment recently after almost 3yrs of waiting.This made me think the reason why there are lots of people who commit bigamy,adultery and concubinage,they cant afford the cost of annulment.

But there are people who thought they could run from law by simple forgetting about their status or will say that they know nothing about the law,as we all know,ignorance exempt no one when it comes to law.We should be responsible for our own acts.

And to find out what are the void and voidable marriages,here's the chapter 3 from the Family Code of the Philippines

Chapter 3. Void and Voidable Marriages

Art. 35. The following marriages shall be void from the beginning:

(1) Those contracted by any party below eighteen years of age even with the consent of parents or guardians;

(2) Those solemnized by any person not legally authorized to perform marriages unless such marriages were contracted with either or both parties believing in good faith that the solemnizing officer had the legal authority to do so;

(3) Those solemnized without license, except those covered the preceding Chapter;

(4) Those bigamous or polygamous marriages not failing under Article 41;

(5) Those contracted through mistake of one contracting party as to the identity of the other; and

(6) Those subsequent marriages that are void under Article 53.

Art. 36. A marriage contracted by any party who, at the time of the celebration, was psychologically incapacitated to comply with the essential marital obligations of marriage, shall likewise be void even if such incapacity becomes manifest only after its solemnization. (As amended by Executive Order 227)

Art. 37. Marriages between the following are incestuous and void from the beginning, whether the relationship between the parties be legitimate or illegitimate:

(1) Between ascendants and descendants of any degree; and

(2) Between brothers and sisters, whether of the full or half blood. (81a)

Art. 38. The following marriages shall be void from the beginning for reasons of public policy:

(1) Between collateral blood relatives whether legitimate or illegitimate, up to the fourth civil degree;

(2) Between step-parents and step-children;

(3) Between parents-in-law and children-in-law;

(4) Between the adopting parent and the adopted child;

(5) Between the surviving spouse of the adopting parent and the adopted child;

(6) Between the surviving spouse of the adopted child and the adopter;

(7) Between an adopted child and a legitimate child of the adopter;

(8) Between adopted children of the same adopter; and

(9) Between parties where one, with the intention to marry the other, killed that other person's spouse, or his or her own spouse. (82)

Art. 39. The action or defense for the declaration of absolute nullity of a marriage shall not prescribe.

(As amended by Executive Order 227 and Republic Act No. 8533; The phrase "However, in case of marriage celebrated before the effectivity of this Code and falling under Article 36, such action or defense shall prescribe in ten years after this Code shall taken effect" has been deleted by Republic Act No. 8533 [Approved February 23, 1998]).

Art. 40. The absolute nullity of a previous marriage may be invoked for purposes of remarriage on the basis solely of a final judgment declaring such previous marriage void. (n)

Art. 41. A marriage contracted by any person during subsistence of a previous marriage shall be null and void, unless before the celebration of the subsequent marriage, the prior spouse had been absent for four consecutive years and the spouse present has a well-founded belief that the absent spouse was already dead. In case of disappearance where there is danger of death under the circumstances set forth in the provisions of Article 391 of the Civil Code, an absence of only two years shall be sufficient.

For the purpose of contracting the subsequent marriage under the preceding paragraph the spouse present must institute a summary proceeding as provided in this Code for the declaration of presumptive death of the absentee, without prejudice to the effect of reappearance of the absent spouse. (83a)

Art. 42. The subsequent marriage referred to in the preceding Article shall be automatically terminated by the recording of the affidavit of reappearance of the absent spouse, unless there is a judgment annulling the previous marriage or declaring it void ab initio.

A sworn statement of the fact and circumstances of reappearance shall be recorded in the civil registry of the residence of the parties to the subsequent marriage at the instance of any interested person, with due notice to the spouses of the subsequent marriage and without prejudice to the fact of reappearance being judicially determined in case such fact is disputed. (n)

Art. 43. The termination of the subsequent marriage referred to in the preceding Article shall produce the following effects:

(1) The children of the subsequent marriage conceived prior to its termination shall be considered legitimate;

(2) The absolute community of property or the conjugal partnership as the case may be, shall be dissolved and liquidated, but if either spouse contracted said marriage in bad faith, his or her share of the net profits of the community property or conjugal partnership property shall be forfeited in favor of the common children or, if there are none, the children of the guilty spouse by a previous marriage or in default of children, the innocent spouse;

(3) Donations by reason of marriage shall remain valid, except that if the donee contracted the marriage in bad faith, such donations made to said donee are revoked by operation of law;

(4) The innocent spouse may revoke the designation of the other spouse who acted in bad faith as beneficiary in any insurance policy, even if such designation be stipulated as irrevocable; and

(5) The spouse who contracted the subsequent marriage in bad faith shall be disqualified to inherit from the innocent spouse by testate and intestate succession (n)

Art. 44. If both spouses of the subsequent marriage acted in bad faith, said marriage shall be void ab initio and all donations by reason of marriage and testamentary dispositions made by one in favor of the other are revoked by operation of law. (n)

Art. 45. A marriage may be annulled for any of the following causes, existing at the time of the marriage:

(1) That the party in whose behalf it is sought to have the marriage annulled was eighteen years of age or over but below twenty-one, and the marriage was solemnized without the consent of the parents, guardian or person having substitute parental authority over the party, in that order, unless after attaining the age of twenty-one, such party freely cohabited with the other and both lived together as husband and wife;

(2) That either party was of unsound mind, unless such party after coming to reason, freely cohabited with the other as husband and wife;

(3) That the consent of either party was obtained by fraud, unless such party afterwards, with full knowledge of the facts constituting the fraud, freely cohabited with the other as husband and wife;

(4) That the consent of either party was obtained by force, intimidation or undue influence, unless the same having disappeared or ceased, such party thereafter freely cohabited with the other as husband and wife;

(5) That either party was physically incapable of consummating the marriage with the other, and such incapacity continues and appears to be incurable; or

(6) That either party was afflicted with a sexually-transmissible disease found to be serious and appears to be incurable. (85a)

Art. 46. Any of the following circumstances shall constitute fraud referred to in Number 3 of the preceding Article:

(1) Non-disclosure of a previous conviction by final judgment of the other party of a crime involving moral turpitude;

(2) Concealment by the wife of the fact that at the time of the marriage, she was pregnant by a man other than her husband;

(3) Concealment of sexually transmissible disease, regardless of its nature, existing at the time of the marriage; or

(4) Concealment of drug addiction, habitual alcoholism or homosexuality or lesbianism existing at the time of the marriage.

No other misrepresentation or deceit as to character, health, rank, fortune or chastity shall constitute such fraud as will give grounds for action for the annulment of marriage. (86a)

Art. 47. The action for annulment of marriage must be filed by the following persons and within the periods indicated herein:

(1) For causes mentioned in number 1 of Article 45 by the party whose parent or guardian did not give his or her consent, within five years after attaining the age of twenty-one, or by the parent or guardian or person having legal charge of the minor, at any time before such party has reached the age of twenty-one;

(2) For causes mentioned in number 2 of Article 45, by the same spouse, who had no knowledge of the other's insanity; or by any relative or guardian or person having legal charge of the insane, at any time before the death of either party, or by the insane spouse during a lucid interval or after regaining sanity;

(3) For causes mentioned in number 3 of Article 45, by the injured party, within five years after the discovery of the fraud;

(4) For causes mentioned in number 4 of Article 45, by the injured party, within five years from the time the force, intimidation or undue influence disappeared or ceased;

(5) For causes mentioned in number 5 and 6 of Article 45, by the injured party, within five years after the marriage. (87a)

Art. 48. In all cases of annulment or declaration of absolute nullity of marriage, the Court shall order the prosecuting attorney or fiscal assigned to it to appear on behalf of the State to take steps to prevent collusion between the parties and to take care that evidence is not fabricated or suppressed.

In the cases referred to in the preceding paragraph, no judgment shall be based upon a stipulation of facts or confession of judgment. (88a)

Art. 49. During the pendency of the action and in the absence of adequate provisions in a written agreement between the spouses, the Court shall provide for the support of the spouses and the custody and support of their common children. The Court shall give paramount consideration to the moral and material welfare of said children and their choice of the parent with whom they wish to remain as provided for in Title IX. It shall also provide for appropriate visitation rights of the other parent. (n)

Art. 50. The effects provided for by paragraphs (2), (3), (4) and (5) of Article 43 and by Article 44 shall also apply in the proper cases to marriages which are declared ab initio or annulled by final judgment under Articles 40 and 45.

The final judgment in such cases shall provide for the liquidation, partition and distribution of the properties of the spouses, the custody and support of the common children, and the delivery of their presumptive legitimes, unless such matters had been adjudicated in previous judicial proceedings.

All creditors of the spouses as well as of the absolute community or the conjugal partnership shall be notified of the proceedings for liquidation.

In the partition, the conjugal dwelling and the lot on which it is situated, shall be adjudicated in accordance with the provisions of Articles 102 and 129.

Art. 51. In said partition, the value of the presumptive legitimes of all common children, computed as of the date of the final judgment of the trial court, shall be delivered in cash, property or sound securities, unless the parties, by mutual agreement judicially approved, had already provided for such matters.

The children or their guardian or the trustee of their property may ask for the enforcement of the judgment.

The delivery of the presumptive legitimes herein prescribed shall in no way prejudice the ultimate successional rights of the children accruing upon the death of either of both of the parents; but the value of the properties already received under the decree of annulment or absolute nullity shall be considered as advances on their legitime. (n)

Art. 52. The judgment of annulment or of absolute nullity of the marriage, the partition and distribution of the properties of the spouses and the delivery of the children's presumptive legitimes shall be recorded in the appropriate civil registry and registries of property; otherwise, the same shall not affect third persons. (n)

Art. 53. Either of the former spouses may marry again after compliance with the requirements of the immediately preceding Article; otherwise, the subsequent marriage shall be null and void.

Art. 54. Children conceived or born before the judgment of annulment or absolute nullity of the marriage under Article 36 has become final and executory shall be considered legitimate. Children conceived or born of the subsequent marriage under Article 53 shall likewise be legitimate.