Monday, November 10, 2008

Motoring Tip of the Week

With the Christmas season only a few winks away we can expect a rise in criminal activities involving theft, worse holdups. And motorist are a great part of those victimized.
A side from "being at the wrong place at the wrong time", many of us end up as victims because we unwittingly invite the criminal elements to take us at the random.
we do this by doing the following, like staying (worse, sleeping) inside at parked automobile, which is an open invitation for car nappers to pounce on a defenseless motorist or leaving items on value in plain sight inside our vehicles just waiting for the "bukas kotse" elements to smash our windows to easily reach in for them.
The present precarious economic situation is predicted to get worse even we fore it would improve and such a situation gives rise to criminality. Let's all be conscius to prevent ourselves from be coming victims. And that's not even a sure-fire guarantee- what more if we don't even try.
Happy Motoring!!

Friday, November 7, 2008


The demands of modern life upon a nervous energy of most business and professional women are very great. However, schools, business and industry are all developing a scientific approach toward health to counteract these deleterious effects.

Whenever heavy work loads are place upon all workers, every factor contributing to fatigue is worthy of study. The basic process of life challenge our security and will not be solved immediately. Yet the very intricacy and complexity of living drive many workers to increased physical tensions. To counteract them the ability to relax should be developed. If we fail to alleviate these conditions we cannot balance the consequences in terms of healthful assets. Yes Guys have a good day.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Am back

Hello guys am back, I am going to try to update here everyday, I am sorry guys because I haven't update this blog of mine lately so from now on I am going to do my blogging worlds again..

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Social Classes

There were three distinct classes in ancient Filipino society: the upper class, the middle class, and the lowest class. The upper class called the maharlika by the Tagalogs, occupied the highest position in society. They consisted of the datus ( king or chiefs) and their families and relatives. They enjoyed great political power and high social privileges. Among the Tagalogs, the datus usually carried the title of Gat and Lakan, and their wives were called dayang or dayang-dayang-- a term still used in Sulu today,Below these were the middle class, free men called timauas by the Tagalogs, Cebuano's, Hilagaynons, and Ilokanos. Regarded as the middle class, they were burn free individuals or emancipated slaves, and so were their children. They own their own houses, land, and other pieces of property.They were warriors, artists, craftsmen, farmers, and hunters. They accompanied the datu when went to war and hunting expeditions.The slaves constituted the lowest social class in ancient Philippine society. They were called alipin by the Tagalogs and similar names by the other ethno-linguistic groups in the country. A person became a slave in various ways by birth or inheritance, by captivity in war, by failure tom pay his debt, by purchase, or by committing a crime. But a slave could become a Freeman by purchase, by marriage, by paying his master a certain amount, and by the voluntary action of his masters to free him.

Among the ancient Tagalogs, the slaves or dependents were either aliping mamamahay( slave in the home)or aliping saguiguilid (slave around the home. The aliping mamamahay could own property, could marry even without his masters consent, and could not be sold. He serve his master by planting and harvesting his crops, by rowing his boat, and by helping in the construction of his house. On the other hand, the aliping saguiguilid had no house of his own. He lived in the home of his master, could be sold, and could not marry without the permission of his master.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Introduction of Islam

Two prominent men responsible for the rise of Islam in Sulu and Mindanao were Karimal Mahdum and Rajah Baginda. Mahdum was an Arab missionary and scholar who arrived in the Malay Peninsula and founded Islam in the city of Malacca. Having made Malacca an Islamic state, Mahdum then sailed east and reached Sulu archipelago and there laid the foundations of Islam.

Ten years after Mahdum death, Rajah Baginda, a prince from Sumatra, led an army of Muslim invaders to Sulu. He settled at Bwansa, the old capital of Sulu, and from there he preached Islam religion to the natives.

About A.D. 1450, Sayid Abu Bkar, a Muslim leader from Palembang , Sumatra, landed in Sulu and married Princes Bramisuli, a daughter of Rajah Baginda. After Baginda's death, Abu Bkar founded the sultanate of Sulu with himself as sultan. Islam rapidly spread to all parts of Sulu during his reign.

The Muslim conquest of mainland Mindanao was led by Sharif Kabungsuan, from Johore, Malaysia. He landed in Cotabato in 1475 and converted its people to Islam. He then married Putri (Princes ) Tunina, a native princes, and proclaimed himself the first sultan of Mindanao. From there Islam spread rapidly to the Visayas and even to Luzon.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

10 Ways to look and Feel Your Best

1. Get to know the one who create you.
2. Get some sleep. Short nights can result in unproductive days and weaken your immune system.
3. Cut back on the sugar and drink plenty of water!
4. Look beyond you and celebrate the accomplishments of others.
5. Carry yourself well. You were handmade by God.
6. Be yourself. No need to fake it.
7. Never build yourself up by putting others down. It doesn't work.
8. Get out of your chair and exercise.
9. Wear a smile.
10. Take care of your appearance.( Your the only one who can!).

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Cultural Influences of India, China, Arabia and Japan

The impact of Hindu culture profoundly influence Philippine Life.
The Sarong (skirt0and the putong(turban)worn by the early Filipinos and the embroidered shawls still worn by today's Muslim Filipino women are an Indian influence. It has been estimated that about 30% of the Tagalog words are derived from San-skrit, India's ancient language which greatly influence the modern European languages such as English and German. A few Sanskrit words in tagalog are Bathala( the supreme God) ,dala(fishnet), asawa(spouse) ,mama (man), diwa(thought), puri(honor), mata(eye), likha(creation), Lakambini(princess), Kuta(fortress), and wika(language). The use of brass ,bronze, copper, and tin in the decorative arts and metal work of the early Filipinos is another Indian influence. The boat-shape lute a musical instrument still played by Muslim Filipinos, is of Indian origin.

Early Filipinos folklore and literature also show strong Indian influences. The Maranaw epic Darangan is Indian in both plot and characters. Balituc, the tale of the Ifugao legendary hero, is similar to Arjuna's exploits in the Mahabharata, the great Hindu epic. The Agusan legend of a man named Agnio, resembles the story of Ahalya in the Ramayana, another great Hindu epic. An eclipse is called laho in Tagalog and Kapampangan. The Philippine folk belief is to the effect that an eclipse occurs when the sky dragon swallows and bites the moon and the sun. Old folks say that the eclipsed moon is red because the sky dragon laho has bitten it, making it bleed, and the people stampede it into releasing the moon by beating on cans and drums. The marks one sees on the face of the newly risen moon are said to have been made by the teeth of the dragon that bites it every time it can, and the Hindu god that causes eclipse by biting the moon or the sun is Rahu.

From the Chinese the early Filipinos learned to use porcelain ware, umbrellas, gongs, lead, the art of metal working, the manufacture of gun powder, and certain mining methods. The loose style in the early Filipino manner of dressing, the sleeve jackets and loose trousers of the Muslim Filipino women, and the use of slippers, indicate Chinese influence too.

Also of Chinese origin was the wearing of yellow clothing by the nobles and of blue garments by the commoners in pre-Spanish Philippine society. The wearing of white dresses and the use of a white background in mourning and burial ceremonies is another Chinese influence.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Hello Guys

Hello to all of my Friends online and all visitors. A'm very sorry for a long long time not updating here on my blog and of course not to visit to all of my friends website. I'm really-really sorry our internet connection is damage by the typhoon and until now it can't fix /or I say till now it is not already repair so I rent in other computer shop to post here and let you know what happen to us why I can't visit or responds your visit of mine. Hope to fix this problem and hopefully can blog back and do my routine everyday.

Thanks to all of my friends na matiyang sumisilip sa blog ko kahit di ko naapdate sa ngayon.Thanks very-very much.

Hope to see you soon around blogosphere.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Hot Seal Tag

Thanks Ester for this wonderful tag.

Are you deeply in love with your spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend? If you do, lets try how well you remember the moment of your life with him. But before you put yourself in the hot seat please read the rules of this tag first.

1. This tag should pass on to your closest friends.
2. Visit the blog of this person you've got this tag.
3. Leave a comment on her/ his tag post. Be sure to thanks her/him for this tag.
4. Highlight and link all the list of people who accepted this tag by visiting their blog site.
5. There are 10 questions that you need to answer but you will be the one to write the 10Th question for the next person you want to pass this tag.

Here's your questions: Be honest and true!

1. How did you meet your husband /wife or boyfriend/girlfriend?
Answer: We are at the same boarding house.

2. Where did you went in your first date?
Answer: SM Center point at Dun kin Donut

3. When was your first intimate kiss?
Answer: after our date

4. How many girlfriends/ boyfriends he /she had in the past? Do you honestly know?
Answer: Many but don't know how many heheheeh......
5. What is his/her ethnicity?
Answer: Filipino/ Bulacano

6. What is his/her favorite food?
Answer: Kakanin all that are sweet kaya may diabetes siya......

7. What is he/she like if he/she is mad?
Answer: leave him alone just like me.

8. What are the things he/she did you thought is the most romantic thing he'd/she'd ever done?
answer: Choosing us his family than parents and barkada's

9. Describe how he proposed to you .
Answer: No proposed was happen just an incident that we are made to be a couple its a long story telling

10. What is his/her favorite color.
Answer: Nothing favorite just as if he saw the thing that good for his taste he get it. Tama ba yun paliwanag ko ay bahala na kau umintindi ha.

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I'm Tagging Madel, Lou, Bregie, Sheng

Saturday, June 14, 2008

A Short Reminder to all Parents

Got this reminder from my online friend. Just want to share this wonderful message to all who celebrated the fathers day today. While reading these message i was very touch so i think that sharing these message is very great. This is a reminder for us if we're getting angry. These message is targeted to a father co'z today is fathers day.

Here is:
While Dad was polishing his new car, his 4 yrs old son picked up a stone and scratched line on the side of the car. In his anger, Dad took the child's hand and hit it many times, not realizing he was using a wrench. At the hospital, his child said, ''Dad, when will my fingers grow back?'' Dad was so hurt not knowing his tears was slowly drop down to his check. He went back to the car and kicked it a lot of times. Sitting back, he look at the scratches. There he read Chile wrote ''I LOVE YOU DAD''.

All is remind to us if we're in anger situation. Anger and love have no limits...... we never realize when we hurt someone. Its easy hurting... and its easy forgiving but its very hard to forget.

And for the one who's hurt....!!! Whenever we are angry remember this message...... anyway HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO ALL FATHERS AND TO ALL WHO VISIT HERE AND TAKE TIME TO READ THESE SHORT MESSAGE. THANKS A LOT ..... ISN'T TOUCHING OR NOT?

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Our Lifestyle Today

Lifestyle is supposed to be determined and dictated by one's ability to generate and manage money. If we as parents extend the privilege of our lifestyle to our children that is our choice. However it is also our duty to impart upon them the most basic rule of life: Earn it, then live it.
I certainly have not resolved the logic behind giving grade school kids an allowance or ''baon''. Pocket money is normal but giving an allowance nowadays is viewed as an entitlement or a salary for going to school.

The riches of millionaires have become what they are through one simple word: WORK. Parents who persist on ''bribing'' or extending an earned money to their children are destroying their children's future by failing to instill in them in good work ethic, the value of savings, and raising them with an unrealistic experience with wealth and money. This perhaps is the reason why we have a growing number of malcontents in the workforce. Their childhood entitlements cross over to their adult expectations that life owes them or they deserve it.

Now more than ever American media and society have begun to confront the aftermath of this social mistake. Faced with broken marriages and careers brought about by financial mismanagement, Americans today admit that they have become obese in body, in lifestyle an in attitude. They have realized that they have given more focus to the pleasures rather than the discipline. So instead of three credit cards and three cars they are cutting down to real needs and real essentials.

We unfortunately don't even have the foundations. Work as an errands, summer jobs, or part-time stints are not given value. Its all about grades. Its all about being in the right crowd and the right schools, yet ultimately ending up as employees. Many of the real rich and successful people in our society were not even great students. But they all had to earn a living and they also had a life.

Saving and delaying gratification is not taught mostly because the parents themselves are ignorant or incompetent in this area. Saving as they practice it is a result of leftovers or surplus and not intentional or by design.

If you have time read the proverbs of Solomon. Some of the most popular business philosophies is based on this book in the Bible. For all you hard workers: ''Be sure you know the conditions 0f your flocks, give careful attention to your herd; for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations''.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


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Early Philippine Relation with Arabia and Japan

Japanese relations with the Philippines,like Chinese relations with the country, were limited to trade. Historical records show that Japanese traders, especially those from Nagasaki, frequently visited the Philippine shore and bartered Japanese goods for such Filipino products as gold and pearls.In the course of time,shipwrecked Japanese sailors, pirate traders, and immigrants settled in the Philippines and intermarried with the early Filipinos. When the Spaniards reached the Islands of Luzon in 1571, they found Japanese colonies and settlements in Manila and in some parts of Cagayan Valley,the cordillera region,Lingayen,Bataan, and Catanduanes Island. The relatively light complexion of the natives of Bondoc and Banaue is probably a result of the early contacts between the Japanese and other Islanders from south of Japan and the natives of the cordillera.

Philippine relations with the Arabs started in the thirteenth century when the latter established a trading post at Canton in Southern China. In the course of their trips to China, the Arab traders visited various spots in the Philippines,notably Palawan, Mindanao, Mindoro and certain parts of Luzon,especially Pangasinan.Through these,Arabian cultural influences reached the archipelago.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Our Early Philippine Relations with India and China

Centuries before the christian era, India was a land of flourishing cities and powerful kingdoms. One of this kingdoms- that of the Pallavas-became the dominant power in Southern India and the Islands of Ceylon (now Sri-Lanka). At the height of the Pallava power, it expanded overseas and established colonies in Indo-China, Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Malaya, and other areas in Southeast Asia.

Then in the eight century A.D., the kingdom of the Pallavas declined and finally crumbled. Out of the Pallava Colonies in Malaysia emerged various Indianized states, notably the empire of Sri-Vijaya and then the Madjapahit Empire. By the fifth and sixth centuries, there were Indianized states in East Borneo, West Java, the east coast of Sumatra, central and southern Burma, and the valley of the Menam River in Thailand. The Muslim Malays who came to the Philippines were Indianized in culture, some of them being Indian converts. However, the Inbdian culture that they brought with them was very much overlaid by Islam.

Philippine relations with China started in the ninth century A.D. when Arab Traders carried Philippine goods to the Chinese mainland through the port of Canton, in Southern China. During the 167-year rule of the Sung Dynasty in China(A.D. 960-1127), Chinese goods entered the Philippine archipelago in a continuous stream. As a result, Chinese influences entered the Philippine coastal areas and spread into the interior. During the reign of the great Ming Dynasty(A.D. 1368-1644), Chinese influence father spread into the inner regions of the country.

China gained control of Philippine trade when the Ming emperor Yung Lo( A.D. 1402-1424), sent a fleet of over sixty vessels to the Philippine archipelago under the command of Admiral Cheng Ho. The fleet visited Lingayen, Manila Bay, Mindoro, and Sulu. For a short period, Yung Lo even tried to rule over Luzon and sent Ko Cha-Lao to the Island as governor. With the death of Yung Lo in A.D. 1424, however, his attempt to rule Luzon came to an end. By then important Chinese influences had gained a permanent foothold in the Philippines. Many words referring to Chinese cooking and trade are found in the Philippine languages. Philippine folks believe that crocodiles and large snakes are beneficial dragons of Chinese origin.

/in the fifteenth century when Islam reached the Southern Philippines through some fierce Arabs, the Chinese traders suffered a setback and sought new trading posts to those parts of the country where Islam had not yet gained foothold. Later, However, the Chinese were allowed to trade with the areas under the influence of the Arab traders.

Saturday, May 31, 2008


The settlements set up in Panay by the seven Bornean datus prospered. The datus divided the islands into three areas; (1) Hantik (now Antique), under Datu Sumakwel; (2) Irong-irong (now Iloilo), under Datu Paliburong; and (3) Aklan (now Aklan and Capiz), under Datu Bangkay. For mutual protection and for better administration, the three areas united themselves into a confederation under the overall rule of Datu Sumakwel, the wisest of the datus. This grouping was called the Confederation of Madya-as. As ruler, Sumakwel gave his people a set of written laws, known today as the Maragtas Code.

The decendants of these Bornean settlers of Panay spread to the surronding islands and founded new settlements there. The term Visayas, by which Panay and the islands near it are known today, was probably invented by these Bornean settlers who were Sri-Vijayans because there were subjects of the empire of Sri-Vijaya to the west of the Philippines.

Datus Dumangsil and Balensusa were also successful in their exploits. Some of their descendants occupied the fertile rergion Laguna de Bay. The others penetrated farther south and east across the mountains and settled in the Bicol Peninsula. They became the ancestors of the Bikolanos of today.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

My 1st Blog Award

I got this award from Katelove's, ( Kate am so sorry just now i check my blog).She give this award to me last may 27, and just now i check my blog co'z am very busy now fixing all the problems of our internet cafe, our 14 PC here are always log and our internet connections are in and out same with our electric power on and off that causes our computer having problems.Also viruses. Just post this award quickly and I want to say thank you very-very much to you my dear Kate for giving this award to me. I really appreciate it. I'm very happy to know that you recognize me here. You just don't know how much it mean to me and you know this is really my 1st award. And I want to share and give this award to Madel, Sheng, Tricia, Ebook and Dhaqueen.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Friends Around The World

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4. Let me know your blog’s name and url by leaving me a comment HERE. I will add you to the master list.That way, everyone is happy and can meet new friends too!
5. Come back once in a while to get the master list! Let’s see how this makes our Technorati and PR goes up! :D
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The ten Bornean Datus in Doing Business

The story of the buying of Panay by the ten Datus coming from Borneo is told in the Maragtas, a legendary account about pre-Spanish Panay Island. This narrative tells us that about A.D. 1250, at about the time Malaysia and Indonesia were dominated by the Hindu-Malay empire of Sri-Vijaya, a cruel sultan named Makatunaw ruled Borneo-or perhaps part of it. Because he was cruel, ten of his datus decided to leave Borneo and seek their freedom and fortune beyond the sea. These ten were Puti (the leader), Balensusa, Bangkaya, Dumalugdog, Dumangsil, Dumangsol, Lubay, Panduhinog, Paliburong, and Sumakwel.

One dark night after loading on boats thier families, warriors, slaves, and supplies, they secretly left in their balangays (boats) without a specific destination in mind. After sailing north for many days,they reached the southern tip of Panay Island. They landed at the mouth of the Sirwagan River there, near the present town of San Joaquin in Iloilo. from there they proceed ed to lake Andona were they met an ati fisherman. This man led them to the Negrito village of Sinugbuhan and were introduced to the local ruler, King Marikudo and his queen, Maniwantiwan. Datu Puti addressed them and said they came them as friends and would like to buy land.

Marikudo consulted his wife and the elders of his kingdom and agreed to sell some land to them. The purchase price consisted of a gold salakot (a native helmet)for Marikudo and a long gold sumangyad (necklace) for Maniwantiwan. The sell was sealed by a pact of friendship and merry feasting. After that, Marikudo and his people bade farewell to the Borneans and went into the hills.

Seven of the ten datus settled in Panay. The three others ---Balensusa, Dumangsil, and Puti sailed farther north and reached lake Taal, in present-day Batangas Province. Impressed by the fertility and scenic beauty of the area, Balensusa and Dumangsil setled there. Datu Puti, however,returned to Borneo. He told the Borneans about his exciting adventures in the Islands of the north.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Malays Travels

The last immigrants from mainland Asia to reach the Philippines in prehistoric times were the Malays. They came to the country on sailboats called balangays. They came in three distinct migratory waves.

The first arrived about 200 B.C. and represented today 's head-taking Malays---the ancestors of the Bontocs, Ifugaos, Ilongots, Kalingas, Tinggians , and other head-chopping groups in Northern Luzon.

The second wave of Malay migration came after the christian era began and continued through the thirteenth century. Those who arrived in this migratory wave were the alphabet-using Malays and were the ancestors of the Tagalogs, Ilocanos, Pampangos, bicolanos, Visayans, and other christian Filipinos.

The third and last wave of Malay migration came in the fourteenth century and continued arriving up to the sixteenth century when the Spaniards reached Cebu. The Muslim Malays were in this third migratory wave, and their descendants became the Muslim of Mindanao and Sulu. Brown in complexion, the Malays were of medium height, had slender but hardy and supple bodies, straight black hair, dark brown eyes, and low noses. They had scanty beards and the hair covering their bodies was hardly noticeable.
In culture, the Malays were more advanced than the Pygmies and Indonesians, for their culture was of Iron Age. They introduce the following into the Philippines:
1. both the lowland and the upland methods of rice culture and an advanced system of irrigation;
2. the smelting, forging and manufactured of iron tools and weapons;
3. the art of weaving and pottery making;
4. the manufacture of beads, bracelets, and glass;
5. a system of government, law, religion and
6. writing the arts and the early sciences.
They decorated their bodies with intricate tattoo designs. They wear clothes of woven fabric and ornamented themselves with pearls, beads, glass, colored stones, and gold. They cultivate food crops, medicinal and ornamental plants, and fruit trees. They chewed betel nut and eat meat of domesticated animals, notably the carabao,the cat, the dog, the chicken, and the duck. Their weapons consist of the dagger, bolo, kris, spear, sumpit(blowgun), bow and arrow knife, lantaka(brass cannon), and shield and armor made of animal hide and hardwood.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

IgB---High Colostrum Skim Milk

Got this tag from Kenali Saya thanks
Assalamualaikum and Salam Sejahtera.

Tagging : 4ever7; rjmarmol; mamichris; Boxlog
Colostrum is a pre-milk fluid secreted by mammalian mothers after giving birth during the first 24-36 hours of lactation.

Colostrum supplies immune factor and growth factor for whole life.

Since human colostrum is rare, we need to shift to other alternative like cow colostrum.

In fact, cow colostrum is safe and contains 4 times immune factor compared to human colostrum.
- A type of low-lactose milk powder contains natural cow colostrum.

- A quality product from New Zealand that
* 100% natural
* Free hormones/drugs/antibiotics/preservatives and chemicals

* Contains Immunoglobulin (Ig)
* Provide balance nutrition

"Naco IgG-Plus acts as a natural antibody supplier and it is the best sources for a healthy life"

Direction of usage

1-2 sachets a day

Directions of mix

Dissolve a sachet of Nace IgG-Plus into warm water (below 50'C) and mix well. Do not use hot water.
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The Indonesians

Ages after the Negritos arrived in the country,another group of Asiatic people came over. These were the seafaring Indonesians who sailed on boats to the Philippines from lands farther west in Southeast Asia. They belong to the Mongoloid race with some Caucasoid features. Unlike the Negritos, they are tall, their height ranging from five and a half feet to six two inches.

They reached the Philippines in two main waves of migration, the first coming about 3,000 years ago. The Indonesians who came in the first migratory wave were called Indonesian Type A. They were tall and slender, with relatively light complexion, thin lips and face, a high aquiline nose, a broad and high forehead, and deep-set eyes. The Indonesians who arrived in the Philippines in a second wave were called Indonesian Type B and were shorter in height and bulkier in body, with darker complexion, thick lips, large round eyes, thick-set jaws, and large rectangular faces.

The culture of the Indonesians was far more and advanced than that of the Negritos. It can be described as belonging to the New Stone Age (Neolithic). The Indonesians lived in houses with pyramidal roofs of grass and wooden frames built above the ground or up in trees for protection. They lived by hunting , fishing, and trapping; they practice a type of dry agriculture known as the kaingin system. They raise upland rice, taro(gabi), millet, yam,(tugui), and similar food crops. They clothed themselves with beaten bark,often decorated wiht fine printed design. Their tools consisted of the polished stone axe, adze, and chisel. They used bows and arrows, spears, shields, and blowguns in hunting and fighting. They had one domesticated animals---the dog.

Friday, May 16, 2008

The Negritos

According to Dr. H. Beyer, an authority in Philippine prehistory and anthropology, there was no planned and organized waves of migration in the Philippines. Though like this, it was still certain that ancient men, in different periods, came and settled in the Philippines as early as 22 thousand years ago.

It was said that the Negritos are the earliest known inhabitants of the Philippines who reached the country from the Asian mainland by the way of the ancient land bridges. Their descendants---called Negritos, Agtas, Aetas, Atis, or Balugas---still exist. It is believe that they came to the Philippines through Palawan and Mindoro, with Borneo as their most probable land of origin. Anthropologists have identified them as being proto--Malays, with dark skin, small flat noses, black kinky hair, small hands and feet, and well-proportion bodies.

The Philippine Pygmies---or Negritos---have the Primitive of the Old Stone Age. They do not live in permanent homes, have no organized government, and have no system of writing. They live by hunting animals in the forest, by fishing, and by gathering greens and wild fruit. They use the bow and arrow and the blowgun with great skill, both as weapons and for hunting. Their clothes are made of leaves and the bark of trees, and their shelters are made of grass and branches of trees. They, however, have their own folktales, legends, songs, dance, and musical instruments. They cook their food with fire, which---before matches arrived-- they produced by rubbing two sticks together.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Earliest Settlers

The Ice Age theory holds that in earlier ages, the water surrounding the Philippines were below their present level. Many Islands now under the sea were then above water. These exposed bodies of land, serving as land bridges, once connected the Philippines with mainland

Asia. Over these land bridges, ancient men and some migratory plants and animals reached the Philippines . These primitive people lived in caves, were naked or scantily clothed, and subsisted on wild plants and animals and raw food. They were heavily muscled and thick-haired. They used crude tools and weapons of unpolished stones similar to those found in Asia, in Europe, and in Africa during the Old Stone Age (Paleolithic).

As time went on, these early people, with the large mammals which came with them, apparently disappeared. Their fossils remains and crude stone implements have been found in certain archaeological sites throughout the Philippines, notably in the Cagayan Valley, in Pangasinan, in Novaliches just North of Manila, in Calatagan in Batangas, on Panay Island, and Davao. Skeletal remains of human were found in Tabon Cave in Southern Palawan in 1962; from these it is evident that ancient men live in the Philippines as early as 50,000 years ago.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Origin of the Philippines

There are several theories explaining the beginning of the Philippines archipelago, but none of these is sure to true. According to archeologist's and geologists, the most possible scientific explanations for our country's origin are the following:
1. The Philippines is a remnant of a lost continent in the Pacific Ocean called MU or Lemuria, the other remnants of which are Marianas and other mid-Pacific Islands, and Borneo, Java, Sumatra, and Celebes.

2. The Pacific or Magmatic theory which says that the Philippines came into existence after the eruptions of volcanoes beneath the ocean and the piling up of what they threw out. This theory adds that the rocks, which include the cores of our mountain systems of today, are similar to the rocks found beneath the ocean.

3.The Asiatic theory, which states that the Philippines was once a part of continental Asia. At the end of the last Ice Age when the entire world was covered with Ice, the ice melted, causing the seal level to rise and submerge the rest of the earth, including the land bridges that had connected the Philippines to the Asian main land.. The similarity between Philippine plants and animals with those in Asia strongly supports this theory. The Benguet pine is the same variety of pine tree as that growing in the Himalayan Mountains between China and India. In addition, this theory states that the Philippine mountain ranges follow the coastline of Asia of which they were once a part.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

History and the other Disciplines

History as a discipline has no precise and definite boundaries. It shares many points of common interest with other social disciplines, some of which are the following:

1. Political Science---The relation between the political scientists and the historian is obvious in the observation that'' politics presents history and history includes politics''. The political scientist, more often than never, adopts a historical approach and employs knowledge of the past when he needs to interpret present a provable scenarios and developments in political phenomena.

2. Economics---------History and economics are jointly concerned with the fact that economic conditions affect the organization, development, and activities of a state. Historians regularly adopt an economic approach when seeking to interpret such matters as financial policies and government regulation of business.

3. Geography---------The use of geography helps the historian to explain historical phenomena such as the influence of certain physical factors upon political and social development of a nation.

4. Sociology and Anthropology---The study of history embraces the study of sociology and anthropology. Since history is deeply concerned with the origins and nature of social control and governmental authority and with the abiding influences of race and culture upon society, historians should seek the help of available sociological data.

5. Philosophy---------Concepts and doctrines about the state of universal thinkers are important to the historian. These concepts are the underlying forces in the framing of constitutions and laws. The historian considers branch of philosophy, called ethics, when the analyzes the moral background of proposed changes in social legislation.

6. Psychology---------The historian as well as the psychologist promotes studies of mental and emotional processes motivation the political behavior of individuals and groups. One of the many topics which the historian handles from a psychological approach is that of public opinion, pressure groups, and propaganda.

Monday, May 12, 2008

National seal

The Great Seal of the Republic of the Philippines. This seal was approved by Commonwealth
Act no. 731, congress of the Philippines, on July 3, 1946. It was designed by Galo B. Ocampo. It embodies three historical symbols. The sun occupies the point of honor in the center of the escutcheon. The three stars represent Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and occupy the shield. On the left side, on a field of blue, is a bald-headed eagle, and on the right side, on the field of red, is a lion.
National Hero: Jose Rizal. He wrote two novels in Spanish---Noli me Tangere and El Filibusterismo---both containing his ideas of liberty and advocating social and political reforms. These novels and his poems and essays sparked patriotism and love of native land.

National Day: June 12 (Independence Day). This marks the proclamation of Philippine independence from Spanish rule.

National Tree: Narra. This tree stands majestically, its crown adorned with golden flowers and its massive trunk covered with a grayish bark. The tree is a valuable source of medicine and dye. It is one of the world's best hardwoods.

National Costume: Barong Tagalog and Baro't Saya. For me the Barong Tagalog is a long-sleeved shirt made of peña or jusi cloth with elegant hand embroidery. For the woman, the baro't saya is a two-piece attire. The baro is a blouse with butterfly sleeves, and the saya is generally long skirt. It maybe worn in the style of Maria Clara, a balintawak, a patadyong, or a terno for formal occasion.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Appearance to the disciples

Jn 20:19-23

On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, "Peace be with you." When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. [Jesus] said to them again,"Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you." And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive them, and whose sins you retain are retained."

ORIGINALLY, PENTECOST was a Jewish feast called Shavuot or the Feast of Weeks. A week of weeks is forty-nine days, but if you count both ends (as the Semites did), it comes to fifty. It was celebrated on the fiftieth day after the Feast of Harvest or the Feast of the First-Fruits. It was a major feast and very popular one on which Jews came to Jerusalem from all over the world to celebrate.

The awesome story of the first Christian Pentecost, fifty days after Jesus' resurrection, is told in today's reading from the Acts of the Apostles. Luke, its author , initiates this new creation in the same way which he tends to highlight important events like the birth of Mary's child (2:6) and Jesus' resolute determination to go to Jerusalem to fulfill his mission and die (9:51). He now introduces the dawning of the age of the Holy Spirit as the dominant reality in the life of humankind.In Hebrew, Greek, and Latin, the word for "spirit" is the same as the word for "breath" and for "life".

As symbols of the coming of the Holy Spirit, Luke uses a driving wind, sound, fire, and tongues (Acts 2:2, 3). These symbols wouldn't have been strange to Jews who knew their Scriptures. The Spirit of God blew over the waters at creation and rushed upon David on the occasion of his anointing as king (1 Sm 16:13). And God appeared frequently in the Jewish Scriptures in the from of fire, the best symbol to the Jews of the brightness and intensity of the activity of God - as, for example, God appearing to moses in a burning bush and on Mt. Sinai in the form of lightning.

The familiar symbol of tongues is easily grasped as communicating a heavenly gift. Tongues of fire came to rest on each one of the apostles (Acts 2:4), to the activity of the Holy Spirit. The Phenomenon of the people from many nations understanding the Apostles is the counter type of the confusion of the tongues at the Tower of Babel (Gn 11).

The activity of the Spirit is the subject matter of the rest of the Acts of the Apostles. The Spirit instructs the early missioners, is the driving force in proclaiming the message of salvation, is responsible for conversions to the new faith, gives strength in persecution, is the inspiration for Paul's journeys, and is responsible for the inclusion of non-Jews in the early Church. And all of God's saving activity until the end of time is due to the loving action of the Holy Spirit.

But perhaps the greatest marvel was the fact that weak, timid, and shallow men were changed into bold and wise men who would reach the ends of the earth to proclaim Jesus.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

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Friday, May 9, 2008

National Anthem

The Philippine National Anthem was composed by Julian Felipe, music teacher and composer.
He completed it o0n June 11, 1898. It was first played in public before a group of Filipino revolutionaries, including General Emilio Aguinaldo, by the brass band of San Francisco De Malabon during the declamation of Philippine independence in Kawit, Cavite on June 12, 1898. Philippine independence was granted by the United States of America on July 4, 1946, and subsequently, by an executive order, Former President Diosdado Macapagal change independence Day to June 12, the independence Day proclaimed after the Spanish rule.

The Anthem was wordless for over a year. In August 1899, however, Jose Palma, a young poet-soldier, wrote ''Filipinas'' in Spanish. It was first published in La Independence on September 3, 1899, and became the lyrics of the Philippine national anthem.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

National Distinctions

The Republic of the Philippines has the following national symbols:

National Emblem: This is the Philippine flag
It expresses the Filipino Sentiments for freedom, equality and justice.
This flag consists of a white equilateral triangle at the left containing a sun with 8 rays in the center, a five pointed star in each corner of the triangle, an upper stripped of blue, and a lower stripe of red. The white equilateral triangle stands for equality among the people, the upper blue stripe stands for peace, truth, and justice, and the lower red stripe stands for patriotism and valor.
The sun in the triangle represents liberty, and its 8 rays stands for the first 8 provinces that rose in revoltagainst Spain. The three stars symbolize the three main geographical divisions of the country--Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Region lV---Southern Tagalog

Provinces: Batangas, Aurora, Cavite, Laguna, Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Palawan, Quezon, Rizal, and Romblon.

(The National Capital Region, of which Metro Manila is a part is classified as Region 1v-A).

Cities: Batangas, Caloocan, Cavite, Lipa, Lucena, Manila, Pasay, Puerto Prinsesa, Quezon City, San Pablo, Tagaytay, and Trece Martires
Regional Center: Manila

Region V---The Bicol Region
Provinces: Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Masbate, and Sorsogon.
Cities; Iriga, Legaspi, Naga,
Regional Center: Legaspi City

Region Vl---Western Visayas
Provinces: Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras( subprovince), Iloilo, Negros Occidental
Cities: Bacolod, Bago, Cadiz, Iloilo, La Carlota, Roxas, San Carlos, Silay
Regional Center: Iloilo City

Region Vll---Central Visayas
Provinces: Bohol, Cebu, Negros Orriental, Siquijor
Cities: Bais, Canlaon, Cebu, Danao, Dumaguete, Lapu-lapu, Mandawe, Tagbilaran, Toledo
Regional Center: Cebu City

Region Vlll---Eastern Visayas
Provinces: Eastern Samar, Leyte, Western Samar,
Cities: Calbayog, Ormoc, Tacloban
Regional CenterTacloban City

Region lX---Western Mindanao and Sulu
Provinces: Sulu, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Tawi-tawi, and Basilan
Cities: Basilan, Dapitan, Dipolog, Pagadian
Regional Center: Zamboanga City

Region X---Northern Mindanao
Provinces: Agusan del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Bukidnon, Camiguin, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Orriental, , Surigao del Norte,
Cities: Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Ginoog, Oroquieta, Ozamis, Tangub
Regional Center: Cagayan de Oro City

Region Xl---Southern Mindanao
Provinces: Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Davao Orriental, Surigao del Sur
Cities: Davao, General Santos
Regional Center: Davao City

Region Xll---Central Mindanao
Provinces: Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Cotabato, sultan Kudarat, South Cotabato
Cities: Iligan, Marawi, Koronadal
Regional Center: Koronadal

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Message of thanks and Greatfulness

Hi, to all my friends online and to all have concerns of my situation about my missing Nephew. I want to thanks you all with a greatfulness to have people around me that are truly concern of what happening to every one of us. I want you all to know that maybe for all your prayers for the safe of my nephew God was grant us. He is back yesterday at 8:00 p.m in the evening.

When he's not around I feel very angry i said to myself that when he's back i will confront him angrily, this morning I hurriedly call him, but when we talk no words comes out in my mouth. I only ask him why he left for a long couple of hours without calling his parents just to say hi, or hello here I am and so on and so for,while he answer me i feel something that he hide the truth why? I feel sad about the matter I smell there is something complicated, what I say to him is just don't do it again.

I can't even speak something, even told him that even there is or are something that brought him to scape the matter is that you are doing not really good. Think about your love ones that you left that are thinking of you, not even sleeping because of the worried that scariest our feelings.

No I can really speak everything because i really smell that there are things that are complicated. And this afternoon I go there to talk my Nephew about it. I call him again but he's not around. Hayyy ... children's now are very different compare to our old days.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

MY Nephew is missing

Oh my God its already 2 days and 2 nights my nephew was missing. God hope his alive and nobody harm him.

Last night my sister call me on phone and ask if his son is in our house ? I said he does not here, and my sister cry and told me that his son left at home last Friday afternoon and ask her permission to went out and submit his application to the work that he apply. But until that moment he's not back home .And now here they are in my house (my sister and his hubby)ask for a help)Co'z until now my nephew was still not here. We're discussing about the matter I don't know what to do. God am so afraid now of what happening of him.

My nephew is a full scholar of PUP Sta. mesa school. And a Valedictorian of San Juan High School. Oh M y God , God, God, .

Friday, May 2, 2008

New Domain Name

Hello Guys !, and to all of my online friends. Madel bought me a new domain name in my 2 blogs last night. (Thanks to Madel my dearest friend). My change to and my other blog was also change to

Can I have your favor, if you have my link to your website or blog kindly please change the URL of my blog.

I'll appreciate it and thanks a lot to this effort you will do for me. Let me know when you change it. And to those who not link me wanna exchange links too? Let me know.....

Thursday, May 1, 2008


The three main goals of the classification
1. to establish a functional basis for planning and management at the regional level,

2. to ensure regional equality in terms of the regional living conditions of the people and

3. to improve the efficiency of government agencies by concentrating on existing regional branches in the various areas and by creating new regional offices where these are needed.

In determining the regional centers, three things were taken into account:

1. the degree of urbanization.

2. the economic and servicing capacities and links to the national capital and to the other regions of the country and

3.strategic and convenient location along land and water transportation routes.

Base on this criteria, the following regions were established by the Reorganization Plan after it became a law through Presidential decree no. 742.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Regional Division

The National Census and Statistics Office has divided the Philippines into thirteen geographical regions, including the National Capital Region. (This might change if the projected autonomous Cordillera area and that in Mindanao will be approved.) The criteria used in this division were
1. geographical balance, 2. socioeconomic conditions, 3.political administration, and 4. transportation patterns.

Studies leading to this new regionalization began in November 1970 as a result of the desire for a national physical framework on which to base long-range infrastructure development programs. The study sought to integrate and coordinate resources, investments, and construction to improve the national and regional geography of settlement, industries, general human activities, and infrastructure (roads, bridges, airfields, and ports.)

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

My Japanese Name

Thanks Bregie for this nice tag!

For the instructions, add your name on the list and simply spell out your name using the given Japanese letter- translations below. Tag six of your friends and inform them of the tag. Have fun.


A - ka G - ji M - rin S - ari Y - fu

B - tu H - ri N - to T - chi Z - zi

C - mi I - ki O - mo U - do

D - te J - zu P - no V - ru V - ru

E - ku K - me Q - ke W - mei W - mei

F - lu L - ta R - shi X - na X - na

1. OSWALD - moarimeikatate (sounds like american and states har....har...har...)

2. JUNELLE - zudotokutataku (Thank God I’m a Filipino! sounds like sadako. nyay! hehehe)

3. JACQUELINE - zukamikedokutakitoku (Ayay!! Unsaman ni perti mang taasa..wa ko kasabot nyahahaha)

4. LERMA - takushirinka ( I’ll use this name if I’m in Japan!)

5. BREGIE -tushikujikiku ( Wah....ang sagwa hehehehe)

6. Thata----chirikachika (aw lami man pod pakingan )

Pass this tag to Craig, Sheng, Babette, Dhaqueen, Anakjagung, Rolly

Monday, April 28, 2008

Filipino-American War

In the Filipino-American War, this rugged terrain of mountains and forest, unfamiliar to the Americans, delayed the end of the war by only a few months.

Such physical barrier also delayed Japan's conquest of the Philippines and upset its military timetable. Thus, Bataan and Corregidor stopped Japan's march to Australia. Furthermore, in the three years of Japanese army exhausted and busy in the Islands.

Lastly, the rich natural resources of the country developed with the help of American capital and technical know-how, accelerated the growth of Philippine economy and industry, and enable America to exert a powerful influence over our country's political machinery and over the whole of Southeast Asia.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

A Country's History

To a large extend, the location climate, and physical features of a country determine the course of its history and politics.Such a relation is termed as geopolitics and geohistory.

It was said that the earliest in the Philippines found the, conditions in the islands conducive to living. The climate was good and the soil was rich and fertile. Hence, farming was easy. The rains were plentiful, and the sea abounded in marine life. Thus, the promise of a peaceful and a productive life drew migrants to the archipelago.

In the three-hundred and thirty-three years of Spanish domination, environment played a major role's in the country's history and politics. The Philippine islands were separated from each other by wide expanses of rough seas, thus rendering communication between islands difficult. Furthermore, its rugged terrain of mountains and forests prevented regions from joining other regions, and islands to other islands. This geographical condition kept the people divided by physical barriers and, later, made Spanish conquest and subjugation easy.

During the revolutionary era, this physical environment worked both ways. Some factors favored the Spaniards. The Spaniards colonizers had control of the seas and a transport system, using the roads and seas. However, the distance of the Philippine's from Spain made the sending of reinforcements difficult, thus favoring the revolutionary cause.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

''Q'' Tag

Got this tag from joy thanks to Joy for giving me a chance to express my feelings. This a good and interesting Tag.

1.Answer the Kid’s Question by Gregory Stock, PH.D.
Don’t respond as you think others want you to. Respond the way you actually feel!

2. Add your name (linked to your blog)

3. Tag everybody else!

Kid’s Question #1If you were the ruler of the world and you could have anything you wanted as well as have people do anything you wanted, do you think you would get greedy and mean or would you be a good and fair ruler?

Answer : Wish it could be happen to me he . he .. he.. If it could be happen that I will be the ruler of the world,I am not mean and greedy co'z i want that all people will love each other and helpful without a cost.No hassle, not selfish,no quarelling, most no backfighting (at walang ingitera) as what we see peoples character as of now. I will punish all of them if they have a character like i mention.Even thuogh being a ruler is not an easy task but I will do my best to be good and fair as a ruler, to make myself a good example to all my people and community.

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korean food, Jackie's Everyday Life, Jackie Simply Pinay, Words of Love, A Whole New World, Jcelyn's Journal, Tasteful Voyage, A Mom's note, There's no place like home, A Family Man, Everything Under the Sun , Woman Under God's Grace , Ozlife, Everyday Life, Philippine Government and History,Life is Wonderful, YOUR LINK HERE

I would also like to Tag my friends like Geneve, Renegade, Marilyn,
Laura, Loannah, Jasa, Bregie, Dana, Nova.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

A short message to my dear friend

My dear special friend of mine change the layouts and also arrange this blog, i really like it. Its very cool and very neat too. Am very-very thankful of her. How I wish she could be one of my real sister co'z anytime i need a help she's always there for me . Other than my real sister and brothers she's the only one that i can ask and call for a help. And she always there for me, even though she's too far away from me. She even not refuse to help me when i need her. She is Madel a very kind and talented friend. I hope God would not change her. She is a kind of person that you can ask for help. Wish all people will also like her , very helpful to others not only me.

Mineral Wealth

Minerals, both metallic and nonmetallic, abound in our country as well. We have rich mines producing gold, copper, manganese, mercury, nickel, lead, paladium, platinum, iron, silver, and zinc. Our non metallic minerals include coal, barite, clay, diatomite, felspar, limestone, mica, silica, magnesite, sulphur, talc, adobe, marble, gravel and sand, mineral oil(petroleum), natural gas, and rock asphalt.

The Philippines is among those with the riches gold mines in Southeast Asia. The Mountain Province, Masbate, and Mindanao are the leading sources of gold in the country. The best known copper-producing areas in the archipelago are Cebu, the Mountain Province, Albay, Negros, Samar and Zambales. Rich iron ore deposites are also found in Bulacan, Camarines Norte, Marinduque, and Samar. Chromite, Manganese, lead and zinc abound in the provinces of Zambales. Masbate, Ilocos Norte, Pangasinan and Antique. Surigao del Norte has one of the world's richest nickel deposits, while Zambales is the site of the world's biggest deposit of high-quality chromite.

The Philippines is still to produce enough petrochemical oil- or petroleum-- to meet its needs, but it can. The provinces believed by mining engineers to contain oil in commercial quantities are Panay, Negros, Cebu, Bohol, Masbate, Leyte, Samar, Cagayan and the coastal areas of Mindanao and Sulu archipelago. Coal, an important mineral for fuel abounds in Mindoro Masbate, Cebu, Sorsogon, and some parts of Mindanao.

Natural asphalt, extensively used in road-building, abounds in Leyte, Asbestos exists in Ilocos Norte and Zambales, although this mineral has been abandoned because it has been found to cause cancer. Laguna, Rizal, Camarines Sur, and Pampanga abound in stone, gravel and sand, clay and cement. There are rich marble deposits in Mindoro, Romblon, and Palawan. Sulphur deposits exists in Camiguin Island, Cagayan, Leyte, Negros Occidental, Davao, and Mountain Province.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Marine Wealth

Our springs and streams supply drinking water and water to irrigate our fields, furnish power, and transport boats and barge carrying passengers and freight.

Our country is a fisherman's paradise. Lakes, rivers, and the seas surrounding the islands of our archipelago teem with more than 2,000 specie of fish. Because of this, a great many Filipinos fish for their livelihood. Among the fish commercially bought and sold in our markets are the following: bangus(milk fish), dalag (murrel) dilis, hito(catfish), kanduli, tulingan, banak, tamban, talakitok(skipjack), dalagang bukid, bisugo, galunggong, tanguige (mackerel), and lapulapu (grouper). The riches fishing areas in the country include Estancia, in Iloilo, the waters off Northern Palawan and off the Bicol Peninsula, Laguna de Bya, and Samar.

Other marine products that abound in the Philippine archipelago and are of great commercial value are pearls, edible birds, seaweeds, crabs, shrimps, and turtle eggs. Rear and expensive pearls are found in the waters off Palawan and the Sulu archipelago.

There are abundant seaweeds resources around our extensive coral reefs. Some seaweeds are used for valuable food and are a high-earning export product.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Riches Natural Resources of the Philippines

Forests constitute one of the richest natural resources of the Philippines.More than half of the country is covered with forest.

Nipa palm and mangrove trees grow in many of our coastal areas. Tropical rain forests grow in both the lowland and the upland. Many of the trees that grow there have a high value in the world market. Our forests yield lots of timber and other forest products such as dye woods, rattan, bamboo, cutch, resin, gutta-percha, and valuable gums and fibers. However, due to the illegal denuding of large areas of our forests, the continued production of these forest items is seriously threatened.

Of the 3,000 species of trees in Philippine forests, the following are in the greatest demand in construction jobs: apitong, guijo, white and red lauan, ipil, tangile,tindalo, yakal, narra, and the world-famous ''Philippine mahogany''--molave.