Category Archives: Social responsibility

Why Barangay officials should encourage out-of-school youths to get into sports

I wrote about this six years ago and haven’t made a follow up yet. But I hope Barangay officials in our area are keeping up with it now. In a related development, kudos to our hard working local officials for keeping and maintaining peace and order in our barangay.

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Local officials in our barangay are doing a good job for implementing a curfew for minors. This move will lessen incidents of petty to serious crimes involving young people. They should also sponsor more sporting events to encourage young people particularly out of school youth to get into sports such as basketball and chess or music for those with musical inclination. Activities like these would keep young and older kids off the streets at night. I hope barangay officials will continue to provide worthwhile activities for out-of-school youths to make them more productive individuals.

Plantable pencils, anyone?

Have you heard of pencils that can be planted?

A young company based in Cebu called Eco Hub Cebu has innovated the plantable pencils. The development of the pencil that can grow into plants was realized to help lessen global warming and raise awareness about the environment.

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Eco Hub Cebu said one can grow plants from pencils by simply placing the stub on moist soil.

They explained the product is no different to regular pencils, except that its tail end is a “gelatin capsule” that contains plant seeds instead of an eraser enclosed in a metal case.

The capsules of each pencil are preservative-free, non-genetically modified organism (GMO) allergen-free, and gluten-free.

The pencil, which is lead-free, is made up of sustainable wood, graphite, clay, and non-GMO seeds.

It also comes in variety namely tomato, sunflower, carrot, citronella seeds, and basil, which is their fastest growing plant, germinating between five to ten days after planting.

Eco Hub Cebu also offers other sustainable products such as reusable straws and utensils.

Source: Manila Bulletin Online, Flying Ketchup

2019 Midterm Elections

Some friendly reminder to our kababayans out there, go out and vote on Monday (May 13, 2019). Exercise your right of suffrage. If you want your wishes for the government be known let your vote be your voice.

This midterm election will be our third time to vote. Hubby and I were so glad that we are exercising our right as a Filipino. In 2015, we were able to beat the deadline for Comelec registration. We took our biometrics at the Quezon City Hall braving the long lines and heat of the sun.

On election day, you should be able to prepare a list of your candidates to make it easier for you to find their names in the ballot.

And to avoid long queues in polling precincts, go to your designated polling place early. Without any hassle, you could cast your vote in probably less than 30 minutes.

Checking on the criteria we have here, we can now choose the candidates that deserve our votes. Have you decided whom to vote for the midterm elections? Who is your bet?