Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Mon Confiado Best Shots: Movie Reels

Born and raised in Manila. Mon Confiado (Ramon Confiado), the son of Veteran Filipino Character Actor, Angel Confiado. is a graduate of Civil Engineering at the Mapua Institute of Technology.

He took a star turn and moved away from a conventional life and pursued the eccentric world of Stage and the Silver screen.

Mon Confiado starred in 300 local films and more than 700 TV programs since 1993. Winning the Best Supporting Actor Award in the prestigious FAMAS (Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences) in 2008, equally regarded as the Academy Award of America in the Motion Picture "Faces Of Love," Directed by: National Artist for Film, Eddie Romero,

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Embracing the Drama: The Corona Trial

Manila Philippines- The scenes that  unfolded before the  eyes of the  Filipino People and the world was spawned in an unlikely back drop amid - the Senate Impeachment Court  that lingered in a kaleidoscope of emotions during a trial in  a Nation where  Untouchables are rarely brought down to "earth" and finally slapped with reality or so will all thought.   

The Villains played by the Defense and the heroes played by Persecution were all kept in  compromising situations while on the podium battling with their oral arguments.

Law students kept an eye on Four  familiar Senators from the movie Industry;  Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr.; Senator Jinggoy Estrada, Tito Sotto, Senator Lito Lapid and waiting  for Leon Guerrero and Panday to commit a mistake (in their oral arguments)  they also  anticipated "the show of Brilliance"  from our  "Law geniuses" - Senator Joker Arroyo; Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and the Senator who pleaded for God "to strike her dead" Miriam  Defensor- Santiago.

Television, radio, print and Online Journalism covering  every "nook and corner" of  the Impeachment trial and relaying the Impeachment Events in real time may even be  amused with the blunders committed in the Impeachment court.

At the end of the Day; the Gentleman from Pampanga grabbed the spot light unknowingly while speaking from the Heart in the Native tongue and telling the "Law Geniuses" to their faces:

"Nagpiprisinta po ako dito hindi bilang abugasya. Hindi po ako pwedeng magsalita ng Republic Act dahil hindi maniniwala ang tao sakin. Hindi po ako nagmamarunong dito. Ang ginagamit ko lang po ay konsensya. Representate ako ng masa na hindi nakapag-aral, hindi marunong mag-inggles, walang alam sa batas," the Humble Senator remarked in what  I would call  "the speech of    the decade."

Suffice it to say--after the Impeachment Court drama and several flaws by the persecution team  (acquiring evidences in a rather "mafiotic" way) the only  vindication is the verdict.

The  Senate  Impeachment Court has Perfected their Love for Country, their  Love for the Filipino People and their Love for Democracy.

Photo by: Rock Drillon 


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Youth For Information Technology Congress (Y4IT) Unfolds Its Tenth Year in 2012

Manila Philippines--Conceived in 2003 with its precursor called the National Information Technology Student Congress, Y4IT is entering its tenth year fostering IT Innovations and trends to the Youth Nation wide.

A well received event in the computing community, Y4IT is a mirror of Information Technology in the Philippines and how the youth is updated with current trends and career paths amid the rapid changes in the IT  arena.

Participants come from different colleges and technical schools in the country and speakers, resource persons are picked from different sectors and companies, all very promising in their chosen field.
Upcoming trends, currents events and the latest innovations are discussed in plenary sessions within the congress that is delivered by Pillars in the IT Community.

This year, the UP System Information Technology Foundation,Youth Volunteer Corps, UP Diliman Department of Computer Science, Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators, Computing Society of the Philippines (CSP) and the University of the Philippines Information Technology Training Center (UP ITTC) in Diliman are working for bigger and better Y4IT in 2012.
Y4IT Season starts now! 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

e Talakayan Covers UP ITTC's Specialization Tracks

MANILA PHILIPPINES-  Broadcasting live from the University of the Philippines Diliman. e Talakayan  Discusses its Specialization Tracks for the month of February and March.
The Philippines Information Technology Training Center (UP ITTC) is preparing  new line ups  for 2012 for the  radio program, e-Talakayan.

Broadcasting  on its third month, the program is well on its way for a full coverage of UP ITTC's  specialization tracks. With tracks like; IT Fundamentals, Applications Development, Network and Systems Administration, and two innovated  tracks called Mobile and Embedded Software Development and Game Design and Development.

 e-Talakayan purpose  to promote IT use to the different sectors of society by discussing innovations, trends, and current researches in the field, that started November last year-with UP ITTC Director Jaime D.L. Caro first resource person to  go on air during the pilot episode and UP ITTC Senior IT and Operations Manager Paulo Paje, UP ITTC Supervising Applications Development Training Officer and ATX Global Solutions Corporation President Lemuel Braña, PAN Asian Collaboration for Evidence-based eHealth Adoption and Application (PANACeA) Free and Open Source Software Lead Ariel Betan.

Last Wednesday e Talakayan covered and discussed IT Fundamentals with Prof. Sonia Pascua.  

e-Talakayan is broadcasted live over DZ UP 1602 khz from @-3pm on Wed.

To tune in You  can also  to past episodes by clicking here or visiting the UP e-Talakayan audio podcast on iTunes. To receive updates, like e-Talakayan’s page on Facebook.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Pop Rock Duo The Hanas
Rock Music Afficionados might come across these two pretty young teen agers; POP rock Duo,   called "The Hanas" scholars from Summa -Hana Art Foundation Inc. from its program "Art with a Heart" that was concieved 2008.   Marichelle Mariveles  the band's vocalist and lead guitarist started singing at the age of nine - together with Jedd Santos (bassist  with vocals)  the two can belt out difficult tiunes onstage .
Their cover version of "All I could was Cry" by the late  Etta James came out--an awesome version of this hit which top slots iat ReverbNation pop site.
Loooking forward for the release of their album, the Hanas are a bunch of teens who loves to play music, have fun and surprises with anything  pink with chocolates.
Catch them on ReverbNation and soon on your FM and AM Dials.  

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

THE University of the Philippines Information Technology Training Center UP ITTC Launches Android MMDA application

Information Technology Asia--Just recently,  the Android application was launched by UP ITTC in cooperation with the Metro Manila Develpment Authority to minimize traffic problems in the National Capital Region.
Android users can now view and  counter traffic jams in Metro Manila by using Metro Manila Development Authority’s MMDA for Android™.
Developed and innovated  by the University of the Philippines Information Technology Training Center in Diliman  (UP ITTC),  users can now monitor traffic situations in EDSA, C5, SLEX, Roxas Boulevard, Ortigas, Commonwealth, Marcos Highway, Katipunan, España, and Quezon Avenue and find an alternate route when approaching a traffic jam ahead of time and  users can also share traffic information via Twitter and  notify  their followers.
The MMDA for Android™ and frequently asked  stores can be located at the MMDA office directory to easily locate references on the road.
Also released in September is the iOs version, designed and developed by Giro AppSolutions, Inc. Both applications use traffic data from MMDA-TV5 Metro Manila Traffic Navigator.

The MMDA for Android™ is already available for download at   and on the Android Market.