Monday, September 28, 2009

Paris Tweets About Ondoy

Paris Hilton calls for aid for the victims of Typhoon Ondoy. Thanks, Paris!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

What you can do!

1. If you're in a flood prone area and your electricity has not been disconnected, inform Meralco to have it turned off ASAP to prevent possible electruction and other mishaps.

You can reach MERALCO here: Meralco (+63917-5592824).

In the meantime, shut off the main switch.

2. If you're fortunate enough to have been not been adversely affected and is in a position to help, coordinate with the local/nearby relief and rescue operations care of your Local Government Units (LGU), Church Groups, etc.

Clothes, blankets, and food are welcome.

3. Re-post information about emergency numbers (complete list here) in your blogs, plurks, tweeters, and other social network and encourage others to do the same.

Monitor the web and report about those still trapped to the proper authorities with the proper pertinent information (location, number of people, etc.).

Typhoon Ondoy Emergency Hotlines and Relief Operations

It has been raining the whole day. Tropical Storm Ondoy has wreak havoc across Metro Manila, and provinces around. Here are the key numbers to contact for information, rescue operations, relief services, donations. Thank you very much.

Rescue Operations

National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) (+632-9125668, +632-9111406, +632-9115061)
Red Cross (143, +632-5270000)
MMDA (136)
Coast Guard (+632-5276136)
Senator Dick Gordon (+639178997898, +63938-444BOYS, +632-9342118, +632-4338528)
Senator Manny Villar (+639174226800. +639172414864, +639276751981)

Rubber Boat Requests

NCRPO (+632-8383203, +632-8383354)

Power Supply

Meralco (+63917-5592824) If you want service cut off to your area to prevent fires and electrocution.

Relief Aid and Donations

Victory Fort is opening its doors to those affected by the typhoon. Call 813-FORT.
Clare Amador (+63928-5205508) or Jana Vicente at +63928-5205499). Drop off for relief donations is at Balay Expo Center across Farmers Market Cubao.
Drop off points: One Orchard Road Building in Eastwood, or message for more details.
Donations for Ondoy Victims to be distributed at the Philippine Army Gym inside Fort Bonifacio or GHQ Gym in Camp Aguinaldo starting now.

People Tracker (using your phones, get your friends and family to turn on their finderservice for you)

* FINDERSERVICE. For Smart, text “wis ” to 386.
* FINDERSERVICE. For Globe, text “find to 7000.


Stranded at Home

The flood waters outside the condominium building I'm living has reached waist level and many small cars are now virtually under water. Elsewhere, many people are stranded and emergency teams are rushing to various affected areas to rescue people.

Made me wonder if we actually had a central data center where information relating to emergencies like these go to and use it to help coordinate rescue efforts.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Laughs and Gasps and now Bound and Gagged

From Marcelle Fabie...
Last year’s “Laughs And Gasps” was a rousing success: hailed as a big magic and comedy hit, a clamor has been raised for a sequel, and because you demanded it, the “Penn and Teller of the Philippines,” Kel and Jay, are back, and they’re pulling out all the stops!

This year, “Bound And Gagged”, the sequel to last year’s show, will be happening on Friday, October 23, 7:30 PM, in PETA Theater. The venue shouldn’t be too hard to find, since it’s on Eymard Drive, which intersects with the Caltex at E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue in Quezon City.

From this show, you can expect nothing but top-notch magic and mentalism from your heroes of Mind and Magic, Kel and Jay, as well as an unprecedented showdown featuring two of the country’s top ventriloquists, the Philippine’s Premiere Ventriloquist, Ony Carcamo and the Ventrillusionist, Wanlu. Also slated to perform are two top comedians from the immensely popular Comedy Cartel, the winner of 2009’s “Tawag Ng Tawa” Richie Fernandez, and one of the hosts of TV 5’s “Front Act”, the inimitable Mike Unson. Special musical guests include the cult favorite Giniling Festival, and the legendary 90’s icon, Grin Department.

On October 23, you will be treated to a night that will excite, delight, and ignite your imaginations, and all for a worthy cause! “Bound And Gagged” will feature some amazing acts that combine Kel and Jay’s unique style with special homages to some of their greatest influences, like Houdini, Copperfield, Osterlind, Maven, Brown, and of course, Penn and Teller.

With Kel and Jay, Ony and Wanlu, Mike and Richie, Giniling Festival and Grin Department, how can you possibly go wrong? Don’t miss out on an evening of wonders, bringing laughs and gasps to another level.

This is “Bound And Gagged”. Tickets are available at 200 (balcony) and 300 (orchestra) each, available at the gate, and proceeds of the show will be given to the Real Life Foundation. For more inquiries and ticket reservations, call or text 09175126883.

This event is made possible by Nuffnang and Sheero Media

Obama on Letterman

Ang galing talaga ni Obama!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Pookie Monster

Some thing I made to take my mind off work for a bit.

Long Weekends

With the long weekends coming in quick succession, people are going to experience withdrawal symptoms when we finally get back to our regular working weeks.

It was good while it lasted.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Chiz Misquoted

I received the following statement from Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero's staff regarding the Erap issue.
We have to state that we have brought the attention to about this misquote.

What he really said was: "opposition should try to unite in whatever shape size or color." The direct quote taken from Sen. Escudero remotely related to that statement reads "anuman ang hugis, anuman ang hitsura, ano man ang porma, ang importante magkasama sana kami (whatever the shape, look, and form of the team-up, what would be important is we are together)."

"We" being the opposition, not him and Erap.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Proof that Fashion Repeats Itself

Check the guys and girls. Aside from a few stuff, those things
they're wearing wouldn't exactly be out of place today, eh?

Chiz is Revealed

I wrote an article about the latest viral video from Bagong Sigla titled "Salot" where it was revealed that the figure underneath the bright red-orange hoodie was indeed Senator Franciz "Chiz" Escudero.

Click here to read the article.

Friday, September 04, 2009 that you!?

I did an analysis of this video over at The Blurb. Click here to read it.

I like the feel but of course I would! It's comic book style!