Say Cheese! Royals Pose for Family Photo with Princess Charlotte

Say Cheese! Royals Pose for Family Photo with Princess Charlotte

My reaction on same sex marriage

This was supposed to be posted yesterday but because of some encoding work that needs to be done first, I could no longer grasp ideas on my head. But anyway, here’s my brief and concise reaction on same sex marriage.
I was a bit surprise upon knowing about the legalization of same sex marriage in other country. While it creates big controversy in the Philippines, being one of the most gay friendly in the world, same sex marriage is still off the radar in the country. I have also friends and colleagues before who are gays and lesbians but I cannot imagine myself being invited to their same sex weddings. What I am trying to say is that it’s hard to celebrate something I don’t believe is right.

“Mark 10:6-9: But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female,’ ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate. ”

Marriage is a gift from God. HE decides what and is not marriage. Same sex marriage to find the fulfillment for themselves is not honoring God’s gift. It is degrading the sanctity of marriage.

How to get Police Clearance

I made this post for beginners and inexperienced applicants who want to get a Police Clearance in the City Police Station. In my case, I get the Police Clearance to support my documents in getting a Postal ID because our barangay has lack of Official Receipt (O.R.) that must be attached to the Barangay Clearance Certificate. In most cases, Police Clearance is usually a requirement when you apply for a job either local or abroad. It is also needed to show supporting documents in applying for an ID like passport, Postal ID, and NBI Clearance when your documents are not enough.

Police Clearance proves that you are cleared from any criminal record in the Police Department. It’s so simple to get this document. But there are prerequisites to get it. Here’s how:

  1.  Get a Barangay Clearance. Prices depend on the barangay.
  2.  Buy a Community Tax Certificate or cedula. Usually P45.
  3.  Buy Official Receipt (O.R.) for Police Clearance. For now P50.
  4. Go to City Police Station and fall in line. Make sure your hands are clean for the thumb marks. The teller will give you a form after the payment. For now P80.
  5. Fill up the form then get ready to have a snapshot in the capturing device. After a while you can get your Police Clearance Certificate.

Why Muslims Celebrate Ramadan

Why Muslims Celebrate Ramadan

I made this re-blogged to understand and appreciate cultural diversity since i am living near a Muslim community.


Wednesday evening is expected to mark the beginning of Ramadan, a month of sunrise-to-sunset fasting for nearly 1.6 billion Muslims across the world. But what exactly is Ramadan? Here’s a quick guide:

What is Ramadan?

For Muslims, Ramadan is a holy month dedicated to prayer, Quran recitation, introspection and fasting during the sunlight hours. But the Arabic word for fasting—sawm—doesn’t only refer to abstaining from food or drink. It translates literally to “refrain,” and encompasses abstinence from food, drink, having sex, and all evil thoughts and deeds in the interest of self-purification. Muslims observing the holy month break the daily fast with an evening meal called Iftar, often beginning with a few sips of water or something sweet, like an odd number of dates.

What’s the religious significance of Ramadan?

Ramadan is believed to be the holiest month of the year within Islam, and the month in…

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The Twilight of Boracay (Part two)

I can’t get enough of this spectacular sunset view of Boracay. Look for a good spot, get your camera, and never miss the momentum to capture it for keeps. Besides, it’s free! Appreciate a magnificent gift from nature; it will uplift your well-being, promise.

A beautiful sunset view of boracay
4. A beautiful sunset view of Boracay.

I think the best part of the sunset is it touches the inmost part of our soul. It is like a hallelujah moment. Maybe you can watch it another day or another place but nothing could insightful would hit you like this again.

Tourism in Boracay Island is at its peak during the Amihan season (December to May) where the water is often glassy smooth. But the sea was affected by green algae during peak months. It is indeed a beautiful beach but it needs proper management to improve.

Here are a few reasons why tourists come back to Boracay:

  • 1. Pure white sand and crystal clear waters. The wide long stretch of powdery white sand soft to the feet and smooth glassy waters provide the main attraction.
  • 2. Fun-filled atmosphere and party everywhere. The nightlife is just so amazing anyone could never be bored of. A lot of cheaper seafood and have it cooked there. Don’t also forget to see an array of souvenir shops along the street.
  • 3. Adventure and seawater activities. Island hopping, snorkeling, banana boat, Jet Ski, sailing were just among those to really have fun and go wild.
  • 4. And of course, (look above) The beautiful sunset view.

    Just be aware also that there are people who took advantage of goods and services, just like in any other tourist places, which jack up the prices if they realize that you are a nonnative. Learn a bargaining skill.

  • Exploring Tandag City

    with such a beautiful and glittering lamp posts literally dazzles at night that can be seen by anyone with the attention to notice on the changing colors of the lights along Boulevard and much to be appreciated about how people were so kind and accommodating in Tago.

    Tandag City is the capital of the province of Surigao del Sur in Region 13(Caraga). It is bounded on the North by Cortes and Lanuza, on the East by the Philippine Sea, on the West by the province of Agusan del Sur, and on the South by Tago town. From Butuan City, there are lots of buses route to the terminal of Tandag. Most of the people here were into fishing and farming as sources of income as evidenced of the wide stretch of coconut plantation along the road. Signaling that you’ve already reached this beautiful city was an array of posts that defines Tandag’s charm more than anything else.
    This area serves as the local hang-out among the people of Tandag. Here you can view the wide blue sea and watch the golden sun as it kisses the horizon of the ocean. Just feel the sea breeze chilled your skin and the gentle wind that keeps blowing your hair and you can really feel the healing and relaxing effect in your body.
    There are so many things to do in Tandag City. Here are a few from the list:

    • 1. As the night started to unfold, the best visual display plays on. Hanging in Boulevard to relax or just watch people passes by is inexpensive. Watching the arrays of light is free with such a beautiful and glittering lamp posts literally dazzles at night that can be seen by anyone with the attention to notice on the changing colors of the lights along Boulevard.


    • 2. Free movie at night. The people are no longer need to go to cinema because there’s an open space for the general public to view a free video. There are also stalls that offer street foods like fish balls, kwek-kwek, isaw and barbeque. Souvenir items and accessories can also be bought around the corners.


    • 3.Yummy dinner along the beach. To take your mind off the torture of an empty stomach, various Grilled Chicken Restaurants from lechon manok to a simple pork barbeque stick line up the Capitol Road in Bag-ong Lungsod where you can get cheap meals and drinks.


    • 4. Swimming. Tandag beach is guaranteed to enchant all beach lovers with its crystal clear waters. There are also hotels and private resorts that can be seen along the highway.
    • 5. Shrine of the Our Lady of Lourdes. Located at Bongtud at the summit of a mountain where you can see the full view of the city and nearby island.
    • 6. Various ukay-ukay store. Bag-ong Lungsod (Poblacion) is a good place to shop for second hand fashion items. There are also boutiques here but no mall.
    Heading south to witness the grand fiesta celebration of Tago town. One of the best people in the world.
    Heading south to witness the grand fiesta celebration of Tago town. One of the best people in the world.

    And that ends our long and winding roadtrip in Tandag City. We hope to come back again in the future. God Bless.

    Boracay beyond beauty

    Ever wonder how does a beautiful island is being made by the wonderful Hands of God and naturally sculpted with the blow of nature? Long time ago, this virgin island was inhabited by indigenous people called Ati or Negrito. They live through fishing supplemented by coconut (copra) plantation, and other root crop products then traded it to nearby places. It was a “paradise” then with the most pristine white sand beaches and the color of the sea blends with that of the sky. A natural beauty beyond compare! Until few foreign travelers accidentally stumble across the island and introduced it to the world, and the rest is history. Continue reading “Boracay beyond beauty”