Monthly Archives: May 2015

Flashback Friday: Covering the 2004 elections


The picture was taken at La Salle Greenhills Gymnasium in 2004. It was the site of the national tabulation center of NAMFREL’s (National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections) Operation Quick Count for the 2004 National Elections.

I’m the one in black blouse. With me are fellow reporters from the Philippine Star, Philippine News Agency and Manila Bulletin. We’re waiting for updates and or briefing from Namfrel people during the counting of votes. It was one of the tedious coverages for me because I have to be at the sight in the morning until around 7 pm. I was required to inform the desk of new figures and latest happening from the site. I covered the event from May 10 until the first few days of June (I think).

GMA won the 2004 Presidential election with just one million lead against the late actor Fernando Poe, Jr.

Shopping Bags to Light up your Life

Have you ever wondered how many plastic bags are being used every single day? The total amount of plastic bags that are thrown away every single day will astound you to the point you will start wondering why nothing is being done about this. The best way to start reduce our carbon imprint on the planet is to start finding new ways to reduce the amount of waste we produce. You might think that a single person will not make a difference, and you will be right, but if one single person is able to influence the mindset of everyone around them. This will become a movement that cannot be stopped.

So the big question is how can you go about starting this movement in your neighborhood? CustomGroceryBags provides you with different custom grocery bags, which you can think about purchasing. Just by getting one of their bags to use when you are going shopping makes a big difference. You will no longer need to take flimsy plastic bags that might tear apart, when your groceries are inside. At the same time, you can start spreading the word about how going green is as easy as purchasing one of these bags, which you can reuse as often as you like.

Take a minute of your time to click here to view wine tote bags. More people have begun to drink wine, and buying them from the shop to carry home might be difficult in normal bags. Using the correct bags to transport your wines, they will not be damaged when they are placed in their separate compartments. This is one bag you will seriously want to consider purchasing, if you are someone that likes to purchase wine to enjoy at home.

There are many other ways for you to start going green, and change the planet into a cleaner place for your children. This is one of the easiest ways for you to start, and it is something that everyone uses as well. Starting small by changing the amount of waste that is being produced when you are going shopping, and you will be doing your part to make the world a different place for your children. Don’t be surprised if your friends or neighbors start asking where you gotten your grocery bag from, as they are interested in getting one as well.

National HIV Testing Week 2015

HIV testing

When:   3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Quezon City Memorial Circle Circumferential Road, Quezon City
Highlight: Local celebrities will participate in the HIV testing activity.

Image and info credit: Ms. Maria Isabel Lopez’s Facebook account