Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Poor Philippines

I have received an email from a friend last year.
The article is about our country Philippines.
I like this article thats why I post it here in this blog to share the article to everyone of us.
Please read it, here it is:

"Amateurs built the ARK...Professionals built the TITANIC"

Why Is The Philippines Poor?


Dear Friends,

Here is a good article sent by Dr. Arsenio Martin of Fort Arthur , Texas ..
Enjoy reading.


The difference between the poor countries and the rich ones is not the age of the country:

This can be shown by countries like India & Egypt , that are more than 2000 years old, but are poor.

On the other hand, Canada , Australia & New Zealand , that 150 years ago were inexpressive, today are developed countries, and are rich.

The difference between poor & rich countries does not reside in the available natural resources.

Japan has a limited territory, 80% mountainous, inadequate for agriculture & cattle raising, but it is the second world economy. The country is like an immense floating factory, importing raw materials from the whole world and exporting manufactured products.

Another example is Switzerland, which does not plant cocoa but has the best chocolate in the world. In its little territory they raise animals and plant the soil during 4 months per year. Not enough, they produce dairy products of the best quality! It is a small country that transmits an image of security, order & labor, which made it the world's strongest, safest place.

Executives from rich countries who communicate with their counterparts in poor countries show that there is no significant intellectual difference.

Race or skin color are also not important: immigrants labeled lazy in their countries of origin are the productive power in rich European countries.

What is the difference then? The difference is the attitude of the people, framed along the years by the education & the culture & flawed tradition.

On analyzing the behavior of the people in rich & developed countries, we find that the great majority follow the following principles in their lives:

1. Ethics, as a basic principle.
2. Integrity.
3. Responsibility.
4. Respect to the laws & rules.
5. Respect to the rights of other citizens.
6. Work loving.
7. Strive for savings & investment.
8. Will of super action.
9. Punctuality.
10. and of course...Discipline

In poor countries, only a minority follow these basic principles in their daily life.

The Philippines is not poor because we lack natural resources or because nature was cruel to us. In fact, we are supposedly rich in natural resources.

We are poor because we lack the correct attitude. We lack the will to comply with and teach these functional principles of rich & developed societies.

If you do not forward this message nothing will happen to you. Your pet will not die, you will not be fired, you will not have bad luck for seven years, and also, you will not get sick or go hungry.

But those may happen because of your lack of discipline & laziness


your love for intrigue and politics, your indifference to saving for the future, your stubborn attitude.

If you love your country, let this message circulate so that many Filipinos could reflect about this, & CHANGE, ACT!

Thanks for reading the article....

Monday, June 23, 2008

How to put swf in

Yeah! I have discovered on how to put flash video here in this blog. Check this sample flash banner work of mine:


Or just scroll down.

Want to know how? just ask me in your comments... The secret is just ~~html tags~~....

High Prices for Rice hits poor Philippines

What happens in our country Philippines today? How come we who lives in agriculture lacks the source of rice? We export quality rice until now but our government import low quality rice from other country to feed the poor Filipinos. Is the resources in our country not indented for us? for our Filipino children? I have here copied an article from BBC News about Rice in the Philippines. I consider it a tragedy.

Rice prices hit Philippines poor

Rice for breakfast, rice for lunch and rice for dinner.

Like many poor Filipinos, Teresita Reyes relies on rice to feed her family and she's finding it increasingly expensive to live.

She and her family live on a few dollars a day in Malate, one of the poorest districts in the capital, Manila.

"Because of the rice shortage, we should tighten our budget. And we do not waste rice. When we cook, we just cook what's needed," she says.

Rising tensions

With rice prices hitting record highs, tensions are rising across the Philippines.

As part of its efforts to cut wastage and consumption, the government has urged restaurants to offer their customers the option of having just half the rice they normally get.

Demonstration in Manila, December 2007
More demonstrations against the government could take place

The government was forced this week to draft in troops to deliver rice to poor neighbourhoods to avoid a backlash.

Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap is not ready to declare a crisis.

"To declare a crisis means we're facing shortages and that we have food lines, we are facing food rationing, which all do not exist right now. And we don't foresee this existing," he told the BBC.

Food protests

But many Filipinos disagree.

Members of the influential May First Labour Movement have been holding small-scale demonstrations in various parts of the country against what they call the government's inaction to do more to curb rising food prices.

Slums in Manila
Large shantytowns crowd around the capital Manila

"I think the government officials are in a state of denial.

"If the best that people like Secretary Yap come up with are measures like saying Filipinos should eat half of what they used to consume in terms of rice, I think this is a very stupid pronouncement," says Elmer C Labog, who chairs the movement.

Once self-sufficient in rice, the country is now the world's biggest importer of the crop, which is also a major staple food for half the world's population.

But with rice exporting countries from Egypt to Vietnam tightening their supplies to keep prices under control at home, the Philippines is one of the hardest hit.

Many activists were not surprised.

They had long predicted the problems it is currently facing.

Agriculture under pressure

Over the past 20 years or so, the country lost nearly half of its irrigated land to rapid urban development.

Rice production in Thailand
The rising cost of rice is a problem around the world

Jaime Tadeo from the National Rice Farmers' Council showed me a few areas just north of Manila where shopping malls, condominiums, and golf courses have taken over precious farm land.

"There is still time. The Philippines has the vast potential to attain rice self-sufficiency if all land suitable is used to plant rice under the best technological and farm management conditions.

"We can even export rice if we want. So the food security of the Filipino people should not depend on imports," he said.


There are fears that the rice shortage could worsen in the coming months.

The opposition has threatened President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo with more large scale protests.

The government has warned rice hoarders that they would be given life imprisonment if found guilty - underlining the highly sensitive nature of the issue for the authorities.

But a lack of investment in the agricultural sector is raising serious questions about how the Philippines will be able to cope with its falling domestic production in the near future.

The food security of the Filipino people should not depend on imports
Jaime Tadeo, National Rice Farmers' Council

Saturday, June 21, 2008

How to Make Money through Blogging

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Friday, June 20, 2008

My newest work in Flash

Here I got my new work in flash. Its a banner advertising nokia n72. Anyways Hope you'll gonna like this one. I just put some fancy filtering effects in my images with some ease effect in motion tweens. Okay enough for the bla bla's.... hehe...
Here is the link: Fill free to drop comments.

My Flash Banner

It's good, I'm back

It's been a long time since my last blog. It's nice to be back blogging again. I almost forgot that i have a blog here. :)! heh... Anyway, I hope I can blog more interesting things.
Thanks for reading.