Monday, April 23, 2012

Megan Fox is Pregnant Confirmed

The Transformers star is pregnant with her and husband Brian Austin Green's first child together,

If Fox has her way, the baby could be the start of something big for her and Green, who tied the knot in June 2010.

"I want at least two, probably three kids," the Friends With Kids actress says in the April issue of Cosmopolitan. "I've always been maternal."

This will be the second child for Green, who also has a 10-year-old son with ex Vanessa Marcil.

This comes shortly after reports that Megan, 25, and Brian, 38 — who have been married since June 2010 — can’t wait to build a family of their own.

“They just found out and are incredibly excited,” the insider said. “Megan has become a great stepmom, and Brian knows she’ll be wonderful with the baby.

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Monday, April 9, 2012

North Korea Unha-3 Rocket Images Philippines Path

The Philippine Nuclear Research Radiological Institute and DOST submits to "Stay Indoors" policy for the residents Regions 1,2,3,4A, 4B , NCR and 5 during the April 12-16 2012 particularly between 6:00AM to 12:00NN

If NoKor's rocket overshoots, second stage rocket booster debris may fall on Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte & Catanduanes.

This still from a CNN broadcast shows North Korea's Unha-3 rocket, which country officials say will launch a satellite into orbit in April 2012.

DigitalGlobe imagery confirms a higher level of activity within the overall facility and significant activity at the launch pad specifically, ahead of a satellite launch planned between April 12 and April 16.

Korea Missile Launch Philippines Advisory Warning

If North Korea's rocket overshoots, second stage rocket booster debris may fall on Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte & Catanduanes.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Semana Santa house tradition by Casa Gorordo

The Casa Gorordo Museum of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) will hold its
Semana Santa house tradition on April 3 and 6, which are Holy Tuesday and Good Friday,

This house tradition features the use of Casa Gorordo’s carrozas and life-size image of
the Nazarene and Veronica in the Holy Tuesday and Good Friday processions of the Cebu
Metropolitan Cathedral.

It begins with the installation of pasos (tableaus of life-size images depicting scenes of
Christ’s passion and death) and decoration of the carrozas (carriages) on which they are set
up in the morning. These pasos will be included in the processions of the Cebu Metropolitan
Cathedral in Cebu City’s downtown district. The procession on Holy Tuesday started at 5:00 pm;
and on Good Friday at 4:30 pm.

According to Dr. Jocelyn Gerra, executive director of Culture and Heritage of RAFI, this
had been a religious observance of the Gorordo family, former owners of the Casa Gorordo,
which was adopted by the museum as part of RAFI’s advocacy to conserve intangible heritage
traditions of the family.

Casa Gorordo Museum’s curator, Florencio A. Moreño II, said that one can see in the
Semana Santa house tradition a remarkable dynamism between the family, later, the museum,
and the larger community that it belongs to. He added that by engaging the public through this
long-held tradition, Casa Gorordo Museum makes itself a living museum.

An exhibit entitled “Semana Santa: A Casa Gorordo Tradition,” located at the museum’s
chapel, was launched last March 22 to anticipate the holding of the house tradition and to
explain it to the public. It also highlights the Passus tradition in Bantayan town which has
become a prominent tourist attraction.

The exhibit will run until April 15.

Semana Santa is one of the four house traditions of the Casa Gorordo Museum. The
other three are Sinug sa Casa Gorordo in January; Pista ni San Juan in June; and the displaying
of the Gorordo Belen in December.

Culture & Heritage is a focus area of RAFI, believing that a confident community begins
with a strong sense of identity. Its other focus areas are Integrated Development, Micro-finance
& Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Citizenship, and Education.

For more information on the house tradition and the Semana Santa exhibit, please
contact 418-7234 loc. 703 and look for Florencio A. Moreño II, or visit or

Passion and Commitment Essential in Community Development Work

After completing a degree in computer science, Jenny Tan is equipped to work in the
area of information technology where the pay and career growth are promising.

However, Tan went a different way; she decided to build her niche in community
development far from operating systems of computers. She works for a foundation as a program

"After graduation, I was discerning where my heart is, where I will be happy. I know
community development is where I belong. I decided to apply as a program assistant at Dilaab
Foundation,” Tan said in Cebuano. Dilaab Foundation is a volunteer-driven, Church-based
movement for a transformed Filipino nation through heroic Christian citizenship.

She is one of the guests at Pagtuki, the official radio program of the Ramon Aboitiz
Foundation Inc. (RAFI), last Saturday. Pagtuki is aired every Saturday at dyLA 909 KHz, 10-11

Tan cited her passion in community building as the reason she has been involved in
social development for the past three years already.

“My friends asked me why I am still at Dilaab Foundation. It is because I feel the sense
of belongingness in a way that I belong to a community I am able to help. Each time I witness
the impact of our projects, I feel a sense of fulfilment that I could not explain. This is the thing I
would like to do for the rest of my life,” she said.

Mileesa Lumanog, recruitment in-charge of human resource team of RAFI, said that the
interest and passion to serve are very important factors in working in community development.

Aside from skills and competencies, she pointed out that they would also consider the
character and attitude of an applicant.

“If all he or she has are skills but the commitment is not there, he or she will not be able
to last in the work that involves serving various communities,” she said.

Lumanog added that social development is also a good venue for personal and
professional growth because of in-depth exposure in community work.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Triennial Awardees to use Cash Prize for Tree Nursery

(L-R) Rene “Tatay Ete” Vendiola, Ramon Aboitiz Awardee for Exemplary Individual, and Manuel
Margate who serve as client service department manager of Negros Women for Tomorrow
Foundation (NWTF) that was declared Eduardo Aboitiz Awardee for Outstanding Institution,
raised the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. Triennial Awards trophies during the award ceremony
last March 22 at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu.

Preserving the environment does not need a high educational attainment but it requires
a high degree of passion and love for nature.

These characteristics are manifested by self-made environmentalist, Rene “Tatay Ete”
Vendiola, who is a high school dropout and former kaingin farmer but managed to set up a
Liptong woodland that preserves local fauna and species of plants and native trees.

For his effort in biodiversity conservation and forestation in Bacong, Negros Oriental,
Vendiola was awarded with the Ramon Aboitiz Award for Exemplary Individual during the 5th
Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) Triennial Awards last March 22 at Marco Polo Plaza

For Vendiola, he was not competing with the other four finalists—two priests, a peace
promoter in Mindanao, and a former Boy Scout master.

“Ang RAFI nangita og tukog sa lukay nga hugpungon aron mahimong silhig. Gihimo
mi sa RAFI og silhig. Sa among pagkasilhig, kami ang mogamit sa among nahibaw-an aron
makatabang sa atong komunidad (RAFI is looking for ribs out of coconut leaves so that when
grouped together, they form a broom. We the finalists are formed by RAFI into a ‘broom’ so that
together, we can use our knowledge and help our community),” he said.

Vendiola shared over Pagtuki last March 24 that when declared awardee of the RAFI
Triennial Awards for the individual category, he felt like crying because it was his first time to get
an award. Pagtuki is the official radio program of RAFI every Saturday over dyLA from 10-11

As the awardee, he received a trophy and a cash prize of Php 440,000, which he said
he will use to build his dream endemic trees nursery.

On the other hand, the Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation (NWTF) bagged the
recognition as the Eduardo Aboitiz Awardee for Outstanding Institution for their efforts to uplift
the lives of many women.
NWTF, an organization that provides capital to poor women to start in small scale

business, has been providing livelihood opportunities through its program called “Project
Dungganon” (dungganon is Hilagaynon or honorable).

Its executive director, Dr. Cecilia del Castillo, was sent to India to learn the Grameen
Credit system, on which the program is based.

“We did not publicize our work. We just did our jobs. The people we helped are those
who have little opportunities in life. They are the ones who really need our help,” said Manuel
Margate, NWTF client service department manager, said in Bisaya.

He said NWTF will use the Php 440,000 cash prize received during the RAFI Triennial
Awards to expand and improve Project Dungganon so that the organization can uplift the lives
of more poor people.

The RAFI Triennial Awards was launched in Dec. 6, 1996 during the 39th anniversary
of the foundation to commemorate the philanthropic, humanitarian, and holistic ideals of RAFI
founders Don Ramon Aboitiz and his son Don Eduardo Aboitiz. The awards program is now on
its 15th year this year, which is also the 45th year of RAFI.

It is one of the awards capabilities of RAFI, recognizing individuals and institutions that
go the extra mile in bringing about positive change and in uplifting the quality of life of

For more information about the RAFI Triennial Awards, please contact (032) 418-7234
loc. 105 and look for Cathy Margate, or visit or


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