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BICOL REGION SEVERELY DEVASTATED BY TYPHOON NINA




Typhoon Nina had devastated 90% of the Catanduanes Province, Camarines Sur, and the rest of the Bicol Region. The Typhoon with the intense of signal #4. The aftermath which falls the electric post and thousand of trees, and damages most of the houses in the Bicol region.


Some parts of the Bicol regions are hardly reached with relief goods due to the fallen electric post in main roads. And other places in Bicol region has no cellphone signal due to fallen cell-site tower.

Meanwhile, the local government of Catanduanes is under the State of Calamity due to 90% were been mercilessly hit by Typhoon Nina.

President Rodrigo Duterte visited the Camarines Sur to see and give the assistance from the National Government. He instructed the Secretaries of each office to do their duties, and everything must be normalized.


The Local and National government are doing their best effort to sustain the needs of the people especially those 300,000 individuals who are in evacuation centers.



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A DOG MOLESTED BY A DRUNK MAN? MUST READ


People of Barangay Putik, Zamboanga City were annoyed of a drunk man who molested of a female dog. It caught the attention of the neighbors when they hear the howling of the dog. So the neighbors came out to find what is happening when they see the suspect holding the dog in
a compromising position.

The owner of the dog file a formal complaint against Faustino Delos Reyes in molesting their pet

One of the neighbors recorded a cellphone video which had been shared to the arresting police officer.
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FIND OUT WHICH " MOST IGNORANT COUNTRY " IN THE WORLD.


An independent research market based in United Kingdom which is Ipsos MORI made a survey among 40 countries
who participated if which country is "most ignorant" with their own country.

The research was been participated by 27,000 respondents in each country, dated from September 22, 2016, to November 6, 2016.

Top list of most Ignorant countries

1. India
2. China
3. Taiwan
4. South Africa
5. United States
6. Brazil
7. Thailand
8. Singapore
9. Turkey
10. Indonesia

Meanwhile, the Philippines got the 16th rank of most ignorant countries, then Canada (12), Russia (14), France (21), Vietnam (22), Spain (24), Japan (27).
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TYPHOON NINA LATEST UPDATE AND FORECAST TRACKS



December 24, 2016- latest update and forecast tracks of Typhoon Nina

A tropical cyclone will affect the locality.
Winds of 30-60 kph or intermittent rains may be expected within 36 hours.

"NINA" HAS INTENSIFIED INTO A TYPHOON AS IT CONTINUES IN A WEST-NORTHWEST DIRECTION.

Location of eye/center: At 4:00 AM today, the eye of Typhoon "NINA" was located based on all available data at 475 km East Northeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (13.1, 129.5).
Strength : Maximum winds of 135 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 165 kph.
Forecast movement: Forecast to move West Northwest at 17 kph

Forecast position:
• 24 Hour( Tomorrow morning): 270 km East of Virac, Catanduanes
• 48 Hour(Monday morning): In the vicinity of Goa, Camarines Sur
• 72 Hour(Tuesday morning): 240 km West of Sangley Pt, Cavite
• 96 Hour(Wednesday morning):490 km West of Iba, Zambales (OUTSIDE PAR)
• 120 Hour(Thursday morning):325 km Northwest of Pagasa Island, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)

Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy rains within its 400 km diameter of the typhoon.
TY "NINA" is expected to intensify further before making landfall.
It is expected to make landfall over Catanduanes by Sunday (Dec. 25) afternoon or evening.
Sea travel is risky over the seaboards of Northern Luzon and the eastern seaboard of Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, and the Visayas.


source: PAGASA

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"SURE 32% DISCOUNT FOR PWD " IS NOW IMPLEMENTED? MUST KNOW!!!




Good news for the Persons with disability (PWD) for the amended act which had been signed by former President Benigno Aquino III last March 23, 2106, have taken effect and now being implemented.

Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo on Thursday signed the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 10754 or An Act Expanding the Benefits and Privileges of Persons with Disability (PWDs).

“This is an early Christmas gift we can give to our persons with disability,” Taguiwalo said.

Former Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez, who lost his senatorial bid in the May elections was the primary author of the newly amended act 10754.

Romualdez’s bill that became a law amended Republic Act 7277, or the “Magna Carta for Persons with Disability,” thus exempting PWDs from the value added tax.
“From the bottom of my heart, I thank Sec. Taguiwalo, other government officials and stakeholders for finishing the IRR of this very important law. This is a compassionate measure aimed at helping
the plight of the PWD sector,” Romualdez said.

What are the benefits of the newly amended laws?
-at least twenty percent (20%) discount and exemption from value-added tax (VAT), if applicable, on the following sales of goods and services for the exclusive use of enjoyment or availing of the PWD.
A total of 32% discount on all goods and services will be availed by the PWD.

And the act 10754 also instructs all the establishment must put signages of PWD benefits.

"Ang panawagan lang po namin sa publiko, igalang natin ang karapatan ng persons with disablities. Bahagi po ito ng pagtanaw ng pantay na karapatan ng mga tao." Francis Villabrosa a Media officer of the office of the Secretary of the DSWD said.




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FAKE!!! PHOTO OF SEN. LAILA DE LIMA ACCORDING TO EXPERTS?


Many of the Netizens are doubting if the picture of Sen. De Lima circulating around social media is authentic or not. Some pages of facebook posted the alleged sexy picture of Sen. De Lima which according to them it was taken by her former boyfriend Ronnie Dayan.

According to the expert, this picture is not true. It is very clear that it was just been produced and edited in Adobe. And the picture was been changed into like sepia background so that the image could be more convincible.

Meanwhile, Sen. De Lima is living for the US for according to her, she will be receiving an award. The photos were been produced before the Senator goes to her trip.

Sen. De Lima kept on denying the photos. And she said it is just a fabricated photo and somebody behind this and trying to ruin her life.


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NEWLY AMENDED NATURALIZATION LAW BENEFITS THOUSANDS OF FOREIGN SPOUSES IN TAIWAN? MUST KNOW!!!


It was been hard for the foreign nationals to acquire a naturalization in Taiwan, even if they are already married to local in Taiwan. The law is so strict when in comes to naturalization process. The old laws gained more critics for the strict requirement needed for the applicants. Some groups and law makers who are against the old Naturalization Act have gained favor after a long deliberations. The law have been amended in favor of the foreign spouses.

The old law of Nationality Act of Taiwan Article 3. A foreign national who is applying for the naturalization must comply the following the qualifications like, the applicants must possessed the professional skills to support for themselves. And also the applicants must have enough assets.

Lin Li-Chan, a law maker from Kuomintang party praise the new amendments. Most of the foreign nationals who married the local Taiwanese are from Mainland China and South Asian Countries. With this newly amended law for the foreign spouses, thousands of them can benefits, especially females.

"It is wonderful gifts to these female immigrants in Taiwan" Chen said

What are the requirements of the newly amended Nationality Act?
-The applicants may provide proof of no criminal record
-No financial requirements
-The applicants can gain naturalization even if he/she had not yet denounce his/her nationality. But he/she is given one year to renounce his nationality if fails within a year, the naturalization will be withdrawn.

Who else are eligible for the new Nationality Act?
-Divorce foreign national
-Suffered domestic violence
-Widow
All mentions above must not re-married to other nationalities to qualify.

Who are not qualified for the new Naturalization Act?
-A divorce foreign who has not obtained an ID card or permanent residency.
-those who were  given child custody, until a child reach 20 years old. rules is void unless a  judge make an exemption.
-if given custody to the child he/she can stay in Taiwan until the child reach 20 years old. But if he/she wish to stay longer after the child reached 20 years old, he/she should possessed substantial amount of money in savings and assets with the minimum amount of NT$5 Million. And also must not have criminal record.


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LEGISLATIVE OF TAIWAN HAVE APPROVED THE DECREASE OF VACATION LEAVE AND HOLIDAYS? MUST READ!!!


The legislative Yuan approved the third and final reading of amended labor law last Tuesday. There will be a full implementation of the new amended laws. The holidays had been amended from 19 holidays it was reduced to 12 holidays and vacation leave was also amended.

What are to be implemented?
5 working days in a week
1-day flexible day off in a week
1-day compulsory day off
12 non-working holidays

How to earn a vacation leave?

3 days vacation leave with pay if 6 months of continuous service with the same employer.

7days vacation leave with pay if 1 year of continuous service.

10 days vacation leave with pay if 2 years of continuous service.

14 days vacation leave with pay if 3 years of continuous service.

15 days vacation leave with pay if 5 years of continuous service.

* 1day leave with pay shall be added for every additional year of continuous service and a maximum of 30 days leave in a year for every employee.


After long deliberations,rallies and injuries between the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Finally, the legislators have come up with the newly amended labor laws.
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DRONE OWNERS ARE REPRIMANDED BY TAIWAN GOVERNMENT? MUST KNOW!!!


The Ministry of Defense (MND) of Taiwan had warned the owners of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or Drone. Several cases of accident and intrusions in the no-fly zone had been violated by the civilian drone owners.

The Ministry of Defense in Taiwan in cooperation with the Civil Aeronautics Administration and
Taiwan police have been vigilant on this issue. Any suspicious flying drone or accident shall  be fined.

Five years imprisonment of the drone owners who will violate the law, the newly amended law and shall take effect starting January 10, 2017. The former laws only covers in No fly zone areas such as airports but now it will cover in crowded areas, drone accidents, and intrusions into the restricted areas.

Last December 2, 2016, there are 15 drone owners had been arrested because of violating the law,
they fly drones on the restricted areas such as airport and military airports. The arrested owners
had been fined with NT$300,000 or US$9,398. 

According to the drone owners, they do not know that there are such laws.Some accidents happened from the past are drone crash at Taipei 101, and in Pingtung Military Airport. Delayed flights had been
recorded due to UAV.

Meanwhile, the authority had warned the drone owners for the fine will be ranging from NT$300,000 to NT$1,000,000.

Local and Foreign nationals are reprimanded to abide the law. And if the civilian drones will be seen in the restricted air spaces in Taiwan, it will be intercepted or shutdown.

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ADVISORY: BUREAU OF CUSTOMS LISTED NONTAXABLE ITEMS FOR "BALIKBAYAN" BOXES? MUST READ!!!


The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is now strict on the packages being sent by the OFW to the Philippines. The BOC is now strictly implementing between the personal consumption and smuggling.

In its Twitter account, @CustomsPH, the bureau listed nontaxable items in limited quantities. These are perfumes, lipsticks, shampoo, lotion, bar soaps, cosmetics, toys, child-care items and household cleaning items.

What is the exemption to be nontaxable?
For these items to be nontaxable, their quantities or volume must not exceed five pieces for perfumes, 10 pieces for lipstick, 2 kilograms for shampoo, 2 kg for lotion, 2 kg for soaps, 1 kg for assorted cosmetics, 10 pieces for toys, 5 kg for child-care items and 5 kg for household cleaning items.

In what way this can be applied?
Items may be brought into the country in passenger baggage, balikbayan boxes or parcels sent by mail or delivery services.

For some medicine and other drugs  to be imported must secure permits from the Department of Health or Food and Drug Administration. And subject to duties when necessary.

BOC said on tweeter “Items with quantity beyond the specified limits will be seized and forfeited in favor of the government,”


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"XENOPHOBIA" WORD OF THE YEAR! BY DICTIONARY.COM? MUST KNOW!!!


Xenophobia is the word of the year according to Dictionary.com. The company is one of the world's biggest English dictionary websites. They choose the word of the year because of this reflects tense racial conflicts as a result of Brexit, the Syrian refugee crisis, U.S. police shootings of African-Americans, and most recently, the U.S. presidential election.

According to Liz McMillan a CEO of Dictionary.com. "Xenophobia and other words tied to global news and political rhetoric reflected the worldwide interest in the unfortunate rise of fear of otherness in 2016, making it the clear choice for Word of the Year."

"While we can never know the exact reasons why xenophobia trended in our lookups this year, this reflects a desire in our users to understand the significant discourse surrounding global events."

It was also chosen because it hits a high record search on the internet, the word "Xenophobia" which spikes to 98 percent to previous dates.

The word "Xenophobia" is very commonly used in the Philippines for some foreign countries had disliked the move of the Philippine president to eradicate drugs in the country like United Nations, European Union, International Criminal Court and the United States. Then added also by  so  many protests around the country, for some unending issue which some people don't want to forgive and forget. And also bias reporting from other Media network in the Philippines and other media in the world which full of criticism and twist.

What is the meaning of "Xenophobia"?
- ear or hatred of foreigners, people from different cultures, or strangers: ... Learning a foreign language can help to overcome xenophobia. ... An unreasonable fear, distrust, or hatred of strangers, foreigners, or anything perceived as foreign or different

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MCDONALD "BIG MAC BURGER" CREATOR DIED AT 98? MUST READ!!!


Who among us knows the real owner of McDonald's Big Mac? Ever since people think that Big Mac is owned by McDonald. But some of maybe wrong.

Michael "Jim" Delligatti, the creator of BIG MAC BURGER, died at the age of 98. He is a franchise owner of McDonald in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania developed the Big Mac in 1967.  Big Mac had been created by Delligatti 49 years ago after his customers kept on asking for a bigger burger.

After that, Delligatti had sought permission from the headquarter of McDonald, he created the Big Mac which composes of large hamburger with two pieces of beef patty, lettuce, cheese, pickled cucumber, onions and a special sauce on sesame bread.

Big Mac burger was been adopted in 1968 by McDonald Company as a representative brand.

According to McDonald, the Big Mac burger is being sold in 100 countries, and it sold an average of 550 million yearly worldwide or 17 Big Mac per second.

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