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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Chicken Bacolod ALDP Branch


Chicken Bacolod ALDP Branch

2nd branch after Magsaysay Avenue Branch


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Starbucks 2013 Planner


Dec. 18, 2012, is the day that I finally got my planner. This is my third year of having myself pampered with one of my comfort foods/drinks...coffee.



I rarely use the planner to write down my future plans on the next days, weeks, or months to come. Most of the time it serves as my daily journal on what i have accomplished in a day, no matter how grand or simple they may be.

I still have my 2011 on my office table along with my 2012 book. I rarely write plans, I write about the present and these books/journals serves as my time travel portal to the past.





I always make sure I get to keep one planner for my self, both for work and blogging purposes. Last 2010 I was able to get two 2011s and gave the other one to my mom. Last year, I managed to get 3 2012s, so I gave the other two as gifts as well. For this year, well it took me quite some time to finish one card. So bahala na if I'll be able to get one more.



Comparing the three, the 2011 is still the biggest, making the 2012 the smallest among the three. The 2011 Velvet Planner was amongst my favorite, but I think the 2013 will surpass it. Content-wise the 2013 planner is a bit more personal and designed for the optimum social interaction with others up until the promo cards. This means that this will be more meaningful especially for my type of personality. Plus, the hard cover of the planner is re-usable. The 2012 planner earned a lot of criticisms. Even I had major setbacks about it which resulted to seldom usage of the planner. The only thing unique about it was the case or pouch.

Now sign like a boss! 


Now the pen is something different this year. The pen's regular price is P295, but you can get it for P195 upon claiming your planner. The pen is actually a very nice gift suggestion especially for working people. The box is inclusive of two refills, so the price is actually reasonable.

It's not really about the brand of the planner that matters but how you use it to write about what you did, what you are doing and what you want to do. Perhaps these will all help in making a better you along with a cup of coffee alone or with your family or friends. Cheers to 2012 and 2013!






Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Advent and Christmas Masses 2012 in Naga City



Advent and Christmas 2012

Our Lady of Penafrancia Basilica Minore
9:00 pm Christmas Angel
10:00 pm Christmas Eve Mass

Below are the following schedule of masses, dates to remember and other Christmas related activities in the Parish of St. John the Evangelist.

Source: Naga Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist, Pilgrim City of Naga


SCHEDULE OF SPECIAL MASSES

Dec. 15 2012 (Sat) – 7:30 pm – People’s Mall
9:00 pm – Naga Cathedral

Dec. 16 (Sun) – 4:00 am – Naga Cathedral
Presider: Abp. Roland J. Tria Tirona, OCD, DD, Archbishop of Caceres
4:30 am – UNC Chapel
(no 5am Mass in the Cathedral)
7:30 pm – People’s Mall
(no 8pm Mass in the Cathedral)
9:00 pm – Naga Cathedral

Dec. 17 (Mon) – 4:00 am – Naga Cathedral
4:30 am – UNC Chapel
7:30 pm – People’s Mall
9:00 pm – Naga Cathedral

Dec. 18 (Tue) – 4:00 am – Naga Cathedral
4:30 am – UNC Chapel
7:30 pm – People’s Mall
9:00 pm – Naga Cathedral

Dec. 19 (Wed) – 4:00 am – Naga Cathedral
4:30 am – UNC Chapel
7:30 pm – People’s Mall
9:00 pm – Naga Cathedral

Dec. 20 (Thu) – 4:00 am – Naga Cathedral
4:30 am – UNC Chapel
7:30 pm – People’s Mall
9:00 pm – Naga Cathedral

Dec. 21 (Fri) – 4:00 am – Naga Cathedral
Sta. Cruz Chapel
Bagumbayan Sur Chapel
Sitio Paraiso Chapel
4:30 am – UNC Chapel
7:30 am – People’s Mall
9:00 pm – Naga Cathedral

Dec. 22 (Sat) – 4:00 am – Naga Cathedral
4:30 am – UNC Chapel
7:30 pm – People’s Mall
9:00 pm – Naga Cathedral

Dec. 23 (Sun) – 4:00 am – Naga Cathedral
4:30 am – UNC Chapel
No 5am Mass in the Cathedral
7:30 pm – People’s Mall
No 8pm Mass in the Cathedral
9:00 pm – Naga Cathedral

Dec. 24 (Mon) – 4:00 am – Naga Cathedral
4:30 am – UNC Chapel
8:00 pm – UNC Chapel

Midnight Mass (Christmas Eve)
Dec. 24 (Mon) – 10:00 pm Naga Cathedral
(Presider: Abp. Roland J. Tria Tirona, OCD, DD, Archbishop of Caceres)

Christmas Day
Dec. 25 (Tue) (Sunday Mass Schedule will be followed;
7:00 am Mass Presider: Presider: Abp. Roland J. Tria Tirona, OCD, DD, Archbishop of Caceres)

Midnight Mass (New Year’s Eve)
Dec. 31 (Mon) 10:00 pm Naga Cathedral
(Presider: Abp. Roland J. Tria Tirona, OCD, DD, Archbishop of Caceres)

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Jan. 01 (Tue) (Sunday Mass Schedule will be followed;
7:00 am Mass Presider: Abp. Roland J. Tria Tirona, OCD, DD, Archbishop of Caceres)

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF MUSIC, SONGS & DANCES 2012
(every 7:00 pm, Naga Cathedral)

Dec. 15 (Sat) – Ateneo de Naga University
Dec. 16 (Sun) – Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation
(7:45 pm, after the Mass)
Dec. 17 (Mon) – Camarines Sur National High School
Dec. 18 (Tue) – Carmines Sur Polytechnic Colleges
Dec. 19 (Wed) – Central Bicol State University of Agriculture
Dec. 20 (Thu) – Sir Jaymee String Ensemble & Caritas Chorale
Dec. 21 (Fri) – Universidad de Sta. Isabel
Dec. 22 (Sat) – University of Nueva Caceres
Dec. 23 (Sun) – Nabua National High School (7:45 pm after the Mass)
Dec. 24 (Mon) – Caceres Chorale

SCHEDULE OF BAPTISM
Dec. 25, 2012 and Jan 01, 2013 at NPS Covered Court

1st Batch: 9:00 am
2nd Batch: 10:00 am
3rd Batch: 11:00 am
Please bring a photocopy of your child’s Birth Certificate

DATES TO REMEMBER

Advent Season
Dec. 01  - 5:00 pm Anticipated Mass: Blessing of Advent Wreath
Dec. 02 – Ist Sunday of Advent
Dec. 08 – Immaculate Conception (Holy day of Obligation)
Dec. 09 – 2nd Sunday of Advent
8:00 am: First Day of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Triduum Mass
(Presider: Abp. Roland J. Tria Tirona, OCD, DD, Archbishop of Caceres at People’s Mall)
Dec. 12 – Fiesta: Our Lady of Guadalupe
11:00 am Baptism at People’s Mall
4:30 pm – Mass with Confirmation at People’s Mall
Dec. 15, 2:30 to 5:00 pm Parish Advent Recollection
6:00 pm: Celebration of Light and Blessing of Belen
Dec. 16 – 3rd Sunday of Advent
Start of Christmas Novena Masses
Dec. 18 – 26 every 6:15 am: Novena to St. John the Evangelist
Dec. 21 – NPS Christmas Party
Dec. 22 – Christmas Cheers for Children
Sponsor: Jollibee Foods
Dec. 23 – 4th Sunday of Advent

Christmas Season
Dec. 25 – Solemnity of the Nativity of our Lord
Dec. 25 – 31 – Octave of Christmas
Dec. 26 – Feast of St. Stephen, First Martyr
9:00 am – Pagkumpil
Dec. 27 – Feast of St. John the Evangelist, Patron of Naga Metropolitan Cathedral
8:30 am: Pontifical Mass (Presider:  Abp. Roland J. Tria Tirona, OCD, DD)
Clergy Assembly and Christmas Party
6:00 pm: Procession with the Patron Saint
Dec. 29 – Episcopal Ordination Anniversary of Abp. Roland J. Tria Tirona, OCD, DD, Archbishop of Caceres
Dec. 30 – Feast of the Holy Family
Jan. 01 – Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Jan. 06  - Solemnity of the Epiphany of our Lord
Jan. 13 – Baptism of the Lord

Ordinary Time 
Feb. 02 – Presentation of the Lord
5:00 pm: Eucharistic Celebration & Installation of Hermano & Hermana Mayores (Celebrant: Most Rev. Roland J. Tria Tirona, OCD, DD, Archbishop of Caceres)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Holidays at the Avenue of Love


CHEERS! ITS CHRISTMAS! Make your holidays extra special at Avenue Square. 



Olympia Gym offers the best gift this Holiday Season. Purchase your GIFT OF WELLNESS and make this a start for a fit and healthy lifestyle to your Manito/Monita. Call 473 9999 for more information. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


Watch Minds That Matter Tutorial and Preschool for their Christmas Show on December 15, 2012. Fill your hearts with the timeless Christmas Carols from our invited Chorale. Plus! Have your wish be heard by SANTA at 7:30PM-8:30PM and receive freebies from Magnolia! Visit the Avenue of Love! See you! :)





Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Holiday 2012 Mall/Store Hours in Naga




Mall and Store Hours for Holidays 2012

SM City Naga (Left), LCC Mall Naga (Right)





Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Puregold Centro Naga and LCC Department Store



Puregold Centro Naga and
LCC Department Store

Opening date: December 13, 2012

Gone are the days of the good ol' Robertson Department Store and Supermarket along Gen. Luna St.

It takes two to tango! Pretty good partnership I suppose. CBD I is becoming competitive against CBD II with the presence of a big player, SM. Puregold Centro Naga is the second branch of Puregold in the city in less than a year. First branch is at the ALDP Mall along Roxas Avenue (Diversion Road). Meanwhile, LCC operates a full mall at Felix Plazo St and a separate Supermarket along J. Hernandez Avenue (Formerly Igualdad St.). This means now that the Department Store of LCC together with Puregold is the second one.

Photos by NCD, bobbymay74 and sablaymd of SSC CamSur









Monday, December 10, 2012

Pasale Film Festival


Pasale Film Festival 
Arrupe Convention Hall
Ateneo de Naga University
December 12 - 14, 2012



No Knock-Out for Human Rights Defenders


MEDIA RELEASE
DAKILA
10 December 2012
Press Contact: Rash Caritativo 09151780240

(DISCLAIMER: Any opinions written in this post are Dakila Philippines' own and do not reflect the viewpoint of any other Naga City Deck and/or NCD Contributor)

No Knock-Out for Human Rights Defenders

Active Vista Film Festival celebrated Human Rights Day as it held its closing and awards night ceremony at the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) Theater on Monday, December 10.

Together with Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP), Human Rights Defenders-Pilipinas, Foundation for Media Alternatives and HR Online, Active Vista went back in time to commemorate 40 years since Martial Law.

“We wanted to look back at the 70’s because we wanted to remember Martial Law, its victims, and the human rights defenders of that time, such as PETA and TFDP which were both formed during the Martial Law years,” Kristine Kintana, Program Director of Active Vista, said.

“The Active Vista Human Rights Film Festival traveled to 20 cities this year to impart to the youth the lessons of Martial Law and be human rights defenders of their time, especially with Cyber Martial Law threatening our freedom,” Kintana added.

Active Vista produced 10 new short films this year tackling various human rights issues – through its ALAB Advocacy Filmmaking Program.

Leni Velasco, Executive Director of Dakila, the group behind the Active Vista Film Festival said, “The Alab Filmmaking Program of Active Vista aims to foster a generation of filmmakers that will make films that illuminate life and make real the stories behind the headlines and statistics so that we may be able to empathize with the struggles of those whose rights are trampled upon and silenced; and embrace it as our own.”

The event also awarded the top “Pindoteros” of the human rights portal HROnline.PH or digital activists who use the Internet to push forward advocacies and as well as the winners of the ALAB 2012 Short Film Competition.

“There are so many ways to be a human rights defender today. The Internet and cinema are just two media, which we can use. We have to exhaust all means to respect and uphold the dignity, rights, and freedom of the people,” Velasco further explained.

“Our long history of struggle has proven that Human Rights defenders will continue to fight and will not be knocked down by those who continue to violate it,” she added.

Active Vista Human Rights Film Festival is organized by Dakila – Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism and supported by AusAID, Movies that Matter and the Royal Norwegian Embassy.

International Human Rights Day

MEDIA ADVISORY
DAKILA
10 December 2012
Press Contact: Rash Caritativo 09151780240

(DISCLAIMER: Any opinions written in this post are Dakila Philippines' own and do not reflect the viewpoint of any other Naga City Deck and/or NCD Contributor)

Human Rights Advocates Gather to Celebrate International Human Rights Day
at the Active Vista Human Rights Film Festival Closing

WHAT: Active Vista Human Rights Film Festival Closing & Awards Night
and Celebration of International Human Rights Day

WHEN: Today, 10 December 2012, 6pm – 9pm

WHERE: PETA Theater Center
5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City

Featuring: Special Performances from Bayang Barrios, Ebe Dancel, Nityalila, Aia de Leon (Imago) and Kitchie Nadal.

Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Loretta Ann Rosales, Counsellor Knut-Are Okstaad of the Royal Norwegian Embassy, AusAID Minister Counsellor Octavia Borthwick, and at least 400 representatives of human rights groups, government, the diplomatic community, NGOs, schools, and artists will gather tonight to celebrate the international day for human rights as the Active Vista Human Rights Film Festival closes with the awarding of the best films for its ALAB Human Rights Short Film Competition.

The event is organized by Dakila – Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism in partnership with the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines, HRonline.PH, Human Rights Defenders Pilipinas, Take Back The Tech Campaign, with the support of the Commission on Human Rights, the National Youth Commission, Aus AID, Movies that Matter and the Royal Norwegian Embassy.

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Pacquiao vs Marquez 4 Live Stream

Thursday, December 6, 2012

10 Human Rights Short Films mark the Celebration of International Human Rights Week


MEDIA RELEASE
DAKILA
06 December 2012
Press Contact:  Ayeen Karunungan 09175057055

(DISCLAIMER: Any opinions written in this post are Dakila Philippines' own and do not reflect the viewpoint of any other Naga City Deck and/or NCD Contributor)

10 Human Rights Short Films mark the Celebration of International Human Rights Week


The Active Vista Human Rights Film Festival unveiled 10 powerful human stories projecting truth in social realities under the festival’s Alab Short Film Competition. 10 short films from 10 aspiring filmmakersexplored the issues of human trafficking, peace, gender discrimination, children’s rights, discrimination of PWDs, climate change and environment, right to freedom of expression and information, right to social services and security, extra-judicial killings and reproductive health.
The films were made possible through the support of AusAID, The Asia Foundation, Movies that Matter and the Royal Norwegian Embassy.

“What is truly inspiring and hopeful about this year’s ALAB Short Films is that these films were a product of Active Vista’s attempt to marry the filmmakers’ art with their advocacy. Each film was chosen based not only on the participants’ creative idea but as well as how their films reflect the human rights theme they are advocating” according to Kristine Kintana, Active Vista Film Festival Program Director. “These films demonstrate how cinema make us think significantly about human rights issues in new and interesting ways.”
“We are proud to support these 10 filmmakers who have dared to incite change through cinema. We have a roster of individuals who possess not only talent but also passion for their advocacy. This rare mix is composed of NGO workers – advocates who wanted to explore filmmaking as a tool to promote their advocacy, and filmmakers – artists who wanted to engage in advocacy work.”Kintana added.

Since July 2012, Active Vista traveled in 20 cities all over the country to screen films and provide forum for discourse on human rights issues among audiences, government, NGOs, academe and artists. Active Vista is set to close its festival on December 10 – International Human Rights Day with the awarding of the winners of its ALAB short film competition.
“The Active Vista Human Rights Film Festival has always believed in the power of cinema to tell stories that grab people by their collar and shake them out of their apathy. These are the stories of the people, a reflection of social truths in a country whose government believes that human rights issues are nothing but leftist propaganda.” said Leni Velasco, Active Vista Festival Director. “When one is able to list as many as 10 human rights issues of his/her country, one should be alarmed. It says a lot about the country, considering that human rights is the backbone of democracy, something the Philippines has been proud to be,”

With sessions in the Congress and the Senate ending soon, the future remains bleak for many human rights groups in the country who have been lobbying for the passage of bills that should help ensure human rights for all Filipinos of all classes and gender such as the Reproductive Health Bill, Freedom of Information Bill, Sign Language Bill, Anti-discrimination Bill and Security of Tenure Bill, among others.

Velasco added, “2012 is about to end and we have not seen an improvement in the many human rights issues of the Philippines. Even worse, the government is turning a blind eye. Some of these films may be fictional, but the issues they tackle are not. Through these films, Active Vista hopes to ignite revolutions of the minds and inspire movements, if not to change things then perhaps to change the way we view things, one viewer at a time.”



ALAB 2012: Stories of Truths in Projections


Stories are told to inspire, to educate, to move and cinema exists for us to experience these stories in a more personal way. It allows us to see, hear, feel, both familiar and unfamiliar territories; makes us receivers of truths.

The Active Vista Human Rights Film Festival has always believed in the power of cinema to tell stories that grab people by their collar and shake them out of their apathy. Last May, 12 brave souls who dared to spark change through cinema were given grants by the Active Vista to wield their visions and to weave their stories into reality.

With the help of some of the independent film industry’s most brilliant and respected personalities - Ditsi Carolino, Raymond Red, Francis Pasion, Bing Lao, Sherad Sanchez and Raymond Lee, they embarked on a 6-month journey to search for their own truths through their art.

Active Vista hopes to be one of those undertakings to keep the truth alive. These are the stories of the people, a reflection of social truths in a country whose government believes that human rights issues are nothing but leftist propaganda.

The films presented illuminate life and make real the stories behind the headlines and statistics so that we may be able to empathize with the struggles and embrace it as our own.

These stories allow us to respond to truths in projections of human realities and entice us to submerge ourselves in these truths in projections.

10 Stories. 10 Human Rights Issues. 10 Truths Projected.  This is ALAB 2012.


Modern-day slavery is a hideous evil. We must cease to be bystanders
and make the crusade against human trafficking our own.”
-John Arish Gonzales 

DELIVERY MAN

By showing how society has not yet rid itself of enslavement, we may be able to lessen the vulnerability of our countrymen from being held by the clutches of slavery. ALAB’ s short film on human trafficking, Delivery Man by John Arish Gonzales, is a film inspired by the Hollywood film, Taken. A cab driver who is instrumental in the transport of trafficked women faces the wrath of his victims’ families.

The filmmaker, Arish Gonzales, studied Broadcast Communication at the University of the East and currently works as a freelance cinematographer. He started joining film competitions and won several awards in their school’s filmmaking contest. Arish wants to be known as a famous director and cinematographer.

My film is primarily a message of hope because for some of us,
it may be all that that is left to keep us moving.
-Zara Terrado

ANG HULING SUPERHERO

By displaying the beauty of a country gifted with abundant natural resources, we may be able to impart the pressing need to protect our environment from the devastating effects brought about by climate change. ALAB’s short film, Ang Huling Superhero by Ceazara Terrado is a sci-fi story on environment sustainability and climate change. A superhero in search of a reason to continue his mission on saving the environment.

Zara Terrado works as a Production Coordinator in a local TV network. Although Zara doesn’t have a technical background on film, her love for stories and for Baguio - the city that shaped her college years inspired her to join the ALAB Short Film Competition and make her very first film about her advocacy on the environment.
Healthy living can only be possible with healthy mind, healthy soul
and above all a healthy society.
-Nica Santiago

SA WAKAS


By revealing the harrowing truths behind the health conditions of Filipinos, we may be able to ensure that every citizen be given proper health care and the right to be educated on sexuality that will lead to the nation’s well-being. ALAB’s short film, Sa Wakas by Nica Santiago is a story of a tricycle driver father who drives his pregnant daughter, as she looses much blood, in search of a health center that would admit her.
Veronica Santiago is a Mass Communication graduate from Far Eastern University who plans to go to law school. Her love for cinema led her to venture in filmmak ing. Just this year, her passion for film won her an international jury award in the Producer’s Category of the 13thJeonJu International Film Festival in South Korea. She is proud to be a feminist. A clear proof to that is her short film, Sa Wakas, which discusses the right to reproductive health.

 Advocacy is one of my motivations in crafting my cinema.
-Jet Leyco

WALANG KALULUWAH


By unmasking the stories of conflict and battle, we may be able to pursue the path of just and lasting peace in resolving the hostility between the government and rebel groups, between warring tribes and factions. ALAB’s short film,Walang Kaluluwah by Jet Leyco, explores what happens when a man runs to the mountains after committing a crime and meets his rebel son.

Jet Leyco currently works for a local TV network as a news and current affairs director and cinematographer. This young filmmaker is the grand prizewinner of the ALAB Short Film Competition last 2010 and has recently won the International Special Jury award at the 13thJeonJu International Film Festival in South Korea. Jet’s very reason of joining this year’s competition is because of his yearning to immerse himself in advocacy cinema. Exploring the vastness of the peace issue - its complications and socio-political context - is his main inspiration in making his short film.
What does it really take to be a  model ciTizen?
-Brigite Salvatore

MODEL CITIZEN

By presenting films that depict the ongoing struggle of our nation to achieve gender equality, we may be able to lay the foundation towards an accepting, empowered nation.Model CiTizen by Brigite Salvatore is an autobiograp hical documentary. It chronicles the life of a Muslim transgender woman struggling to live a normal life.
Brigite Salvatore is a head turner from Jolo, Sulu. Brigite’s bread and butter are her careers as a licensed nurse and a freelance model but her first love is undeniably fashion designing. What initially brought her to the ALAB Short Film competition is her advocacy against gender discrimination. However, Brigite has found a new love in filmmaking. A transwoman since college, she struggled to be accepted and respected but she thinks that gender discrimination in the Philippines has still a long way to go. After joining her organization, STRAP, her film, Model CiTizen, is her next step to fighting for gender equality. 
In this country, it feels like we are all on our own
-Rowena Sanchez
LAST SHOT

By uncovering the government’s lack of support for every Filipino and the struggles of the common man in a country that despite the promise of progress has failed to provide families of decent shelter, workers of fair wages, farmers with a land of their own and the majority of the population to live a dignified life, we may be able to push the government to fulfill its obligation for its people. ALAB’s short film, Last Shot by Rowena Sanchez happens on Graduation Day and follows the conversation between a 32-year-old coach and his favorite student before one receives his diploma and the other goes to his call center job interview.

Rowena Sanchez graduated with a degree in film and audio-visual communication. She worked as a production assistant in several film productions, one of which was with a seasoned director in the film industry. Her reason for joining the ALAB Short Film competition was her desire to get back on track in the film industry. But this opportunity is not just any “comeback”  for her. For Rowena, this time, it is not only about filmmaking.
By showing films that give respect, empowerment and understanding to the disabled, may every Filipino, despite impairments, be able to fulfill their social responsibilities towards a fully-abled nation.
In spreading the power of film to awaken the consciousness,  
the awakening is not just for those who watch them, but also for those who make them.
-Dr. Liza Martinez
KUBLI

ALAB’s short films, Kubli by Dr. Liza Martinezis a story of a deaf rape victim, Bel, who is raped by her father and struggles to prove him guilty in a court with no sign language interpreters, and
Dr. Liza Martinez is one of the most prominent deaf advocates in the country and the founding director of Philippine Deaf Resource Center, Inc. Although she is new in filmmaking, her expertise makes her the best person to translate the advocacy on persons with disabilities, particularly deaf-related stories, into film. Her short film entry, Kubli, a story of a deaf rape victim is one of the must-see eye-opener stories in the competition.

I hope to awaken  another storyteller within me that can tell stories
about social relevance and be an instrument of change.
-Victor Villanueva
ABOT KAMAY

Abot Kamay by Victor Villanueva is a story of a deaf girl who wants to become an actress despite her disability.
Victor Villanueva is like a living cartoon, always animated and brings life to every single conversation. This young Cebuano artist wanted to become a scientist when he was younger but soon realized that he likes the science of interpreting his romantic comedy stories into moving pictures better. Victor currently works as a freelance director and a market segment creative in a local TV network. His film, My Paranormal Romance, was a blockbuster hit at last year’s Cinema One Originals Film Festival.
This is my stand against prejudice to those who have been branded as socially unacceptable because their morals
do not conform to that of society.
-Che Villanueva

KAPATIRAN

Kapatiran by Che Villanueva is a film on freedom of expression, which focuses on an underground rock band in Iloilo seen by people as satanic and disruptive.
Che Villanueva’s journey in her career exemplifies a “rags to riches” story. Her humble beginnings - making coffee for her and becoming their personal assistant - gained her the knowledge that contributed a lot in her career as a freelance director and editor. Choosing freedom of thought and expression for her advocacy short film, rooted from her interest to answer her questions on the perks of freedom. 

 I’m just a young aspiring filmmaker that wants to make films,
 to influence people and be heard.
-Ron Segismundo
BAKAW

By portraying the intricacies of everyday survival of the Filipino youth, we may be able to find a path to build their future. ALAB’s short film, Bakaw by Ron Segismundo,  is a story that talks about children’s rights. It follows a day in the life of a kid who steals fish from vendors at the Navotas fish port.
Ron Segismundo, the youngest among the ALAB grantees is a BA Digital Filmmaking graduate of the College of St. Benilde. His fondness to influence people inspired him to use film as a medium to positively affect people. This young artist is inclined to be a public servant. When asked if he has plans to run for a position, his immediate answer is a witty grin that affirms the thought.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

2nd Pilipinas Futsal Cup Winners Cup National Finals


2nd Pilipinas Futsal Cup Winners Cup
National Finals
December 8 and 9, 2012
JMR Coliseum


Let's support the Naga City Futsal Teams as they battle in a 5-on-5 indoor football game versus other teams all over the Philipiines!

Please wear BLUE! Let's cheer and fight for the Maogmang Lugar!




Sunday, December 2, 2012

Jess Robredo Proud Nagueno Memories Book Launching


Jess Robredo Proud Nagueno Memories Book Launching
3:30 pm @ the IMC, Phelan Hall, Ateneo de Naga University


Monday, November 26, 2012

LET September 2012 Results - Bicolano Topnotchers


BICOLANO Topnotchers from the Licensure Examination for Teachers held last September 2012

Elementary Professional Teachers
Top 9 - CYRIL MARTINEZ GUTIB CAMARINES SUR STATE AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE-PASACAO 86.60

Secondary Professional Teachers
Top 6 - JOAN ESTEVES HAPA SORSOGON STATE COLLEGESORSOGON 88.00
Top 10 - CARLITO TODOC GELITO CATANDUANES STATE COLLEGESVIRAC 87.20

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the Board for Professional Teachers (BPT) announces that 25,136 elementary teachers out of 50,997 examinees (49.29%) and 20,834 secondary teachers out of 47,892 examinees (43.50%) successfully passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (L.E.T.) given last September 30, 2012 in 22 testing centers all over the Philippines.
CLICK HERE or HERE to be redirected to the List of Passers

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Dakila: Riding the B.E.S.T. Road to Climate Action at the 14th Tour of the Fireflies


PRESS RELEASE
Dakila - Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism
18 November 2012
Press Contact: Rash Caritativo 09163685646


(DISCLAIMER: Any opinions written in this post are Dakila Philippines' own and do not reflect the viewpoint of any other Naga City Deck and/or NCD Contributor)

Riding the B.E.S.T. Road to Climate Action
at the 14th Tour of the Fireflies 

Tiktok Pilipinas, a movement for climate action founded by the Dakila Artist Collective and Oxfam joined The Firefly Brigade on the 14th Tour of the Fireflies last November 18.  The tour kicked off at Tiendesitas, Pasig and culminated with a program that featured performances from The Jerks, Nityalila, Jeepney Joyride, Color it Red and messages from Climate Action Advocates.
According to Tina dela Cruz, President of The Firefly Brigade, “Fireflies have been known to live only in areas where air is clean, and so it is difficult to find them in polluted cities such as in Metro Manila. But, not only are fireflies sensitive to air, they also only live where there are abundant sources of food. And so, this 14th Tour of the Fireflies, we try to address the issue ofclimate change, which severely affects not only our environment but food security as well.”
Climate change is caused by carbon emissions and some of the biggest culprits are cars and machines. Tiktok Pilipinas supports the use of Bicycles as Environmentally Sustainable Transportation that will contribute to lessening carbon emissions.
“Like fireflies, we not only need clean air to breathe, we also need enough food for us to survive. Carbon emissions have contributed a lot to climate change, leading to problems in food supply of the country,” Nityalila Saulo, Tiktok Pilipinas advocate and cyclist said.
“We can do many things to help our country become more food secure. For example, we can shift to brown rice or unpolished rice which has less wastage during production and buy locally produced food so that we can lessen carbon emission for food transport,” Saulo added.
According to the international development and humanitarian organization Oxfam,  climate change has led to more erratic weather patterns and shifts in the seasons making it more difficult for farmers to decide when and what to plant and limiting fishers time to fish in the sea.   
The 14th Tour of the Fireflies happened on the eve of the weeklong celebration of the Global Warming and Climate Change Consciousness Week from November 19-25 as declared by the government.
It was also held just in time before the UN Doha Climate Change Conference which will convene 194 countries and 7,000 representatives of non-government organizations on November 26-December 7.
“Hopefully, the Doha Conference will make sure that all countries have a chance of winning against climate change. We all know that developing countries like the Philippines are most vulnerable, leaving us with more damage but taking us a lot of time before we can recuperate,” Miko Aguilar, also a Tiktok Pilipinas advocate, musician and cyclist, said.
“While governments and public officials meet in Doha, we, in our own efforts, also try to make a difference. By cycling, we are making a statement that we want climate justice and food security,” Aguilar added.
Tiktok Pilipinas is a campaign of Dakila - Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism and Oxfam whose mission is to mobilize civil society and galvanize public support to ensure a safe climate future for people and nature, to promote the low-carbon transition of our economies, and to accelerate the adaptation efforts in communities already affected by climate change.
Tiktok Pilipinas has partnered with the Firefly Brigade for this year’s Tour of the Fireflies to campaign for climate action.#