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Sunday, November 19, 2006

The Grand Finale – The Fight of the Century

The Grand Finale – The Fight of the Century

It was El Terrible who drew first blood from their encounter then it was pay time for Morales when Manny “Pacman” Paquiao gave Morales its first ever technical knockout (TKO)! It was a sweet revenge for the Filipinos in the person of Pacman! The venue literally fell down along with Morales! It was never done before by any opponent of El Terrible and it was a scene to remember for the rest of his boxing career!

Many critics pointed many reasons for Morales defeat, some say because his father was nowhere to be found, that Morales allegedly gave the crowd what their expecting a trilogy between Manny Paquiao and him, also some attributed it to his drastic weight lost! There are many reasons team Morales could invent and pointed at for his defeat, that’s why many waited for the grand finale – the fight of the century! So as to know the truth once and for all – who is the best fighter between them!

El Terrible took an early conditioning from main land Mexico up to the mountains, many was surprised to see Morales in tip-top condition! Never did they saw their hero trained this hard for a fight. It was a sign what to be expected come that fateful day – a war between two great boxers supported by their respective countries, in short a battle between Mexico and the Philippines!

For three months we saw Eric and Manny exchanging friendly barb to each other, making the waiting more exciting, many started asking themselves “WHO?” who will end this bout? Who will knockout who? Who is the real warrior? Who will be vindicated? Who am I going to place my bet of my hard earned money? Who will emerge victorious? Two months passed, three months, and the fight we’ve been waiting for so long has now come to time!

Its now “The Grand Finale – the Fight of the Century”, all woke up early doing their every day routines but in an earlier timetable to give them ample time to watch the Filipino hero’s fight at Thomas and Mac Center at Nevada, Las Vegas. The crowd religiously waited for this fight, saving their hard earned money just to be able to watch their Boxing Icon, to see how Manny will dispose El Terrible, and what round would it be?

When the crowd saw Manny and Eric at the big screen, many boxing aficionado shouted out their heart for their idols a scene comparable to the world trade center bombing – 9/11! Everybody is screaming, shouting, pointing at each other but it was not that dreaded scene of the 9/11 bombing no definitely not! And when the curtain fell and the film started rolling, there’s no stopping them only a knockout would halt the fight we’ve been waiting!

Round 1 – both fighters were trying the water, measuring each other but they did not fail their supporters before the bell rang to end the first round they exchanges a fury of jabs.

Round 2 – with the mounting heat from the their round they opened up the second round with lots of fireworks, they literally killed each other but before the bell rang again, Manny “Pacman” Paquiao gave Eric “El Terrible” Morales its first taste of the canvas! But Eric managed to save his self from the early TKO!

Round 3 – when round three came many did not expect that it will be over! Again they exchanges punches like their no tomorrow! Left Hook, Left Jab, Right Hook, Right jab, upper-cut, and straight from nowhere but Eric “El Terrible” Morales could not hold on anymore he was sent to the canvas two times and the second time he met the canvas it was over! Just over 2 minutes into the third round Eric “El Terrible” Morales gave up and raise the flag signaling his acceptance of his worst defeat ever in his entire boxing career! Manny “Pacman” Paquiao literally ended Morales career, it was like giving your employee his separation and retirement benefit and Pacman is the signatory!

It was a sweet victory for team Paquiao; never did they foresee the possibility of an early knockout, if I may rephrase the tag line of a known telecommunication company here in the Philippines – “sa pinoy posible!” or should I say “basta si Manny posible!”

Sunday, November 5, 2006

101 Secrets Girls Should Know About Guys

  1. Guys don’t actually look after good-looking girls. They prefer presentable and neat girls.

  2. Guys hate flirts.

  3. A guy can like for a minute, and then forget you afterwards. (This usually goes for strangers)

  4. When a guy says he doesn’t understand you, it just means you’re not thinking as he is.

  5. Guys love girls with brains than girls in mini skirts.

  6. “Are you doing something?” or “Have you eaten already?” are the first question a guy asks on the phone just so to get away from stammering.

  7. Guys maybe flirting around all days but before they go to sleep, they always think about the girl they truly care about.

  8. When a guy really likes you, he’ll disregard all your bad characteristics.

  9. Guys go crazy over girls smile.

  10. Guys try to find the stuff toys a girl wants but would unlucky get the wrong one.

  11. Guys cant be wastrels specially when they want to get an impression from you. But they are actually price-conscious people.

  12. Guys virtually brag about anything.

  13. Guys cannot tell a secret that girls tell them.

  14. Guys think too much.

  15. Guys hate it when you talked about your Ex-Boyfriend.

  16. When a guy wants to meet your parents… let him.

  17. Guys want to tell you many things, but he can’t. And they sure one habit to gain courage to tell you everything and that’s is – drinking.

  18. Guys cry.

  19. Guy’s fantasies are unlimited.

  20. Don’t provoke a guy to heat up… believe me he will.

  21. Guys can never dream and hope too much.

  22. Guys usually try so hard to get the girl who has dumped them, and this makes harder for them to accept defeat.

  23. When you touch a guy’s heart there is no turning back.

  24. Giving guy a hanging message like “you know what…. uh…never mind” – would make him jump to conclusion that’s far from what your thinking.

  25. A guy goes crazy when a girl touches his hand.

  26. Guys are good flatters when courting but they usually stammer when they talk to girl they really like.

  27. When a guy makes a prolonged “um” or makes any excuses when you’re asking him to do a favor, he’s actually saying he doesn’t like you and he cannot lay down the card for you.

  28. When a girl says “no”, a guy hears it as “try again tomorrow” especially when they are given cues that the girls like them.

  29. A girl’s height doesn’t really matter to a guy…but he weight does.

  30. Guys tend to get serious with their relationships and become too possessive. So watch out girls.

  31. When a guy gets something too unyielding for a girl, it would be hard for him to let go of that girl.

  32. It is not easy for a guy to let go of his girlfriend after they broke up especially when they’ve been together for 3 years or more.

  33. Fling follows after a guy broke up with a girl he got so involved with and it would take long before he commits himself again.

  34. You have to tell a guy what you really want before he gets clearly.

  35. Its not actually cute giggling behind guys back. It is more insult for him.

  36. Girls mature faster than boys in physical and emotional aspects. But take note, once a guy matures, you girls would surely be impressed with him.

  37. A guy has to experience rejection, because if he’s too good – never been busted, never bee in love and hurt – he wont mature and grow up.

  38. When an unlikable circumstance comes, guys blame themselves a lot more than girls do. They could even hurt themselves physically.

  39. Guys can only be violent when they are provoked by their enemies and by another guy but not with girls. Guys who meddle with girls could either be gays or bastards.

  40. Some guys hate gays.

  41. Even the seemingly nicest guy can talk dirty behind girls back.

  42. Guys hate it when girls try to do what they do, like smoking and drinking.

  43. Guys are tigers with their peer groups but became tamed pussycat with their girlfriends.

  44. Without girls, guys would end up zombies without anything to do or talk about.

  45. Guys talk about them themselves too much and are turned off with girls who do the same.

  46. Guys have a strong passion to change but have a weak will power.

  47. When a guy pretends to be calm and collected, check is he’s sweating you’ll probably see that he is nervous.

  48. A guy acts super nice he likes, he may pick on her and start teasing her.

  49. When you keep a guy says he’s going crazy about girl…he really is.

  50. Guys feel secure when a girl phones him, the act doesn’t look cheap for them.

  51. When you keep a guy waiting for you for 30 minutes, of course, it is not okay! He’s just trying to be nice.

  52. When a guy asks you to leave him alone, he’s just actually saying “please come and listen to me”.

  53. It is infact that guys are physically superior. Girls easily cry while guys can hold their emotions but cannot control it once they burst it out. They could cry, smoke, or be violent.

  54. Guys don’t really have final decisions.

  55. When a guy loves you, bring out the best in him.

  56. If a guy starts to talk seriously, listen to him.

  57. If a guy has been shut or silent, say something.

  58. Guys believes that there is no such thing as love at first sight, but courts the girl anyway and then realizes at the end that he was wrong.

  59. Guys hate girls who act as if they’re going to hell.

  60. Guys go crazy over a girl who has a cute bedroom voice on phone.

  61. Guys like femininity but not feebleness.

  62. Guys don’t like boys who punch harder than they do.

  63. If a guy tells you he loves you once in a lifetime…he does.

  64. A guy may instantly know when a girl likes him but can never be sure unless the girls tell it to him.

  65. A guy would waste his time over videogames and basketball; the way girls would do over their romance and make-ups.

  66. Guys love girls who can cook.

  67. Guys like girls who are like their mom…no kidding!

  68. You can never understand him unless you listen to him.

  69. Guys love their mom.

  70. A guy has more problems that you can’t see with your naked eyes.

  71. A guy would sacrifice his money for lunch just to get you a couple of rose.

  72. A guy’s friend knows everything about him. Use this in your advantage.

  73. Guys often think about girls who like them. But this does not necessarily mean that he likes her.

  74. Don’t be snob. Guys may easily give up on the first sign of rejections.

  75. Don’t be bias. Try loving a guy without a prejudice and you’ll be surprised.

  76. Girls who bathe in their eau de perfume do more repelling than attracting guys.

  77. Girls are more talkative than girls especially when the topic is about girls.

  78. Guys don’t comprehend the word “get lost” very well.

  79. When a guy tells you about his ideal girl, don’t try hard to duplicate it; otherwise he can see it right through you.

  80. Guys really thinks that girls are strange and have unpredictable decisions but still love them all the more for that.

  81. Beware. A guy can make gossips scatter through half of the face of the world faster than girls can.

  82. Guys don’t care about his problem it doesn’t mean he needs your advice. He only needs someone to listen.

  83. When a guy gives a crooked and pretentious grin at your joke, he finds them unamusing or offending and he’s just trying to be polite.

  84. Guys tend to generalize girls but once they got to know you, they’ll realize they’re wrong.

  85. If a guy can handle problems all by his own. He’s just stubborn to deal with it.

  86. Guys hate it when girls find themselves cute.

  87. Guys find it too secure when girls swear.

  88. Guys learned from experience and not from romance novel, giving girls a quite head start.

  89. Guys don’t care about on how shiny their shoes are unlike girls do.

  90. Your best friend whom your boyfriend seeks help from about his problems with you, may end up being admired by your boyfriend.

  91. When your boyfriend looks at another girl or stranger, it doesn’t mean he’s cheating on you.

  92. Guys hate being leashed by their girlfriend.

  93. Guys tend to be jealous when his friend’s steal’s his girlfriend’s attention away from hi.

  94. Guy’s weakest point is at the knee.

  95. Like eve…girls are guy’s weaknesses.

  96. Guys are very open about themselves.

  97. No guys are bad when he is courting.

  98. When problem arises, a guy usually keeps his cool but already thinking a way to out.

  99. When a guy is conscious about his looks, it shows he is not good in fixing things.

  100. It’s good to test a guy before you believe him. But don’t make him wait that long.

  101. Be plain, simple and simply lovable.


by Beverly Bruce

Love … a small word for such a complex emotion. There is no simple explanation for it, because love is made up of many things. It cannot be measured, because it is a feeling…

All the money in the word cannot buy love; it has to be earned. It does not happen by wishing; it must come about naturally. Love is not an instantaneous emotion, but something that grows slowly between two people, maturing with time; there is no stronger bond between two people.

To love someone means being comfortable and at ease with them sharing confidence knowing that they will be understood and held in trust. It means respective each other’s dignity and never being demanding, but rather being willing to give, and accepting that which is given, graciously and with love.

To love someone means having a genuine concern for them, being able to sense that something is wrong without being told. Understanding the other person’s problem, moods, and “hang-ups,” and accepting all of them, even if you don’t quite understand. It is excusing their faults, because you know that their good points far outweigh the bad.

Love is always being there for each other with a shoulder to cry on, to give support when confidence levels are low, to give helpful advice when it is asked for, to know when to be silent and listen, or to give cheerful words of encouragement.

Love is sharing the food and the bad, the hopes and the dreams the amusing times and the serious times. It is doing things together, yet leaving room for each to grow as an individual.

How do we know these things about love? We know, because this is the kind of love you have given to me and the kind of love that I feel for you.

I am blessed with your love, and I will never take it for granted. I will strive to become an even better person and to always be deserving of your love, because I truly love you as I have never loved before.


Malaria – a mosquito-borne disease is a serious public health problem in the Philippines. Particularly in Central Luzon which is a Malaria Endemic Region. Children and pregnant women are especially vulnerable, not to mention agricultural workers and families that are hit the hardest during the cropping season.

Facts and Figures

  • Worldwide, Malaria kills at least 1 million people each year, or about 3, 000 a day.

  • Nearly 500 million people suffer from acute malaria each year.

  • Malaria is serious public health problem in over half of the world’s countries, including the Philippines.

  • Population movement, deteriorating sanitation, climatic changes, drugs resistance, failure of health systems and, in some cases, poorly planned development activities, contribute to the spread of malaria.

  • Every second – the time it takes you to say the word malaria, ten children will contact the disease and begin fighting for their lives. Malaria kills a child every 30 seconds, often in combination with other diseases.

  • Up to 700, 000 children, many under five years of age, will die needlessly from malaria this year and with acute disease, a child may die within 24 hours.

  • Children can suffer an average of six malaria bouts each year and in endemic areas, as much as 60 percent of school children’s learning may be impaired.

  • Pregnant women are especially vulnerable to the disease; in endemic areas, women are 4 times more likely to suffer malaria attacks – causing still births or low-weight babies, during pregnancy than at any other time.

  • Nearly 60 percent of miscarriages among women living in endemic areas are due to malaria.

  • The cheapest and safest malaria drug – Chloroquine, is rapidly losing its effectiveness.

  • In some parts of the world, malaria has become resistant to the four leading antimalarial drugs.

  • Malaria hurts poor people the most; in some countries, malaria patients pay 9 times their average daily ware for care.

  • Workers suffering from malaria can be incapacitated for 5 – 20 days.

  • Malaria hits hardest during the rainy season when planting and harvesting takes place and it reduces the income of agricultural laborers.

  • Studies show that malaria-afflicted families are able to harvest only 40 percent of their crops, compared with wealthy families.

  • Moreover, a malaria-stricken family spends an average of over one quarter of its income on malaria treatment, as well as paying preventions costs and suffering loss income.

  • The cost of malaria control and treatment drains many developing countries economies, and malaria-endemic countries are some of the worlds most impoverished.

The key to Effective Malaria Control

  • Community awareness – Families should have the information they need to understand the risks of malaria and take appropriate and timely action.

  • Surveillance and response – Malaria outbreaks are identified with the help of a good surveillance system and health authorities are able to respond effectively on the basis of reliable information.

  • Home as the first hospital – A simple packet of effective drugs available to parents can save children who have malaria.

  • Tailored treatments to those in need – Carefully following the spreads of drug resistance, prescriptions can be changed to ensure that patients are treated with the most appropriate and effective drugs.

  • Widely available health services – Rapid diagnostics facilities and effective case management can save the lives of people who have severe malaria.

Preventive Measure not Corrective!

  • Treated Netting – People at risk of malaria are able to use insecticide-treated mosquito nets.

  • Control of Mosquitoes – Mosquito numbers are reduced by the right mix of control methods for the local situation.

  • Safer Pregnancy – Women are able to take anti-malarial drugs and improve the safety of their pregnancy.

A Collection of Thoughts


Sometimes, it’s just the fun of sharing happy times and laughter.

Sometimes, it’s the trust and openness between warmth, the understanding and us.

Sometimes, it just knows that you’re there…

These are the things that make you special to me.

I love all that you are to me

I love being yours.

I love all the joys that you bring, from our most intimate moments alone to the pride I feel in you when we’re not out somewhere together.

I love all that we share.

I love the laughter, the understanding, and the fact that so much about us – our minds, our bodies, our hearts, our feelings – should touch so closely and perfectly together.

Most of all, I love you and the gentle man you are to me, the sensitive and loving man you save just for me when we’re alone together.

To have you there

I can’t begin to tell you how much it means just to have you around…to be with, to talk with, and to make new memories with….

Always caring, always interested, always everything a man could be.

I can’t begin to tell you just how important you are to me!

Thank you for being you

Thank you for being so generous with your own very special gifts of thoughtfulness and caring, loving and laughter, serenity and joyfulness.

Thank you for being so generous with the very special gift of yourself!

You are my man… you are my blessing

Your name is the fist thing I mention everytime I count my blessings, for that’s what you are to me. A blessing that fills my days with happiness, my dreams with you, and my heart with love…

You are mine, and surely there can never be a dearer blessing than the man who shares my today, my yesterday, my tomorrow, and all my love.

I’m so thankful for you!

For all you do

I love you for everything you are, and for everything you do.

I love you for every smile you give me, for every word you speak and each touch of your hand.

I love you for all the beautiful moments you’ve given me, and everything we share.

For all these wonderful things and more… I love you.

Rabies: A Major Health Problem

Rabies is a preventable disease of mammals, including man, most often transmitted through the bite of an infected animal.

The rabies virus is bullet-shaped and is classified in the “rhadoviridae” virus family. Rabies is a fatal disease affecting the Central Nervous System and part of the brain, ultimately causing death.

Factors that may contribute to the outcome of rabies exposure include:

  • Virus Variant

  • Route and Severity of Exposure

  • Location of the Exposure

  • Host Species

  • Individual Host factors such as:

    • Age

    • Host Immune Defense

Early Symptoms:

  • Fever

  • Headache

  • General Malaise as the disease progresses,

  • Neurological symptoms appear and may include:

  • Insomnia

  • Anxiety

  • Confusion

  • Slight or partial paralysis

  • Excitation

  • Hallucinations

  • Agitation

  • Hyper

  • Salivation

  • Difficulty in swallowing

  • Hydrophobia – fear of water, and

  • Aerophobia – fear of air

Facts and Figures

  • Death usually occurs within 1-7 days from the onset of symptoms.

  • In 1999, the Philippines ranked 3rd in the number of rabies cases, worldwide. Every year, 300 – 400 Filipinos die of rabies with a 100 percent case fatality rate.

  • In 2000, Central Luzon was included in the top 5 regions (Reg. 3, 4, 5, 11, and 12) with the most number of human rabies cases.

  • 98 percent of human rabies is due to dog bites.

  • There were more rabies cases among males than females; ages ranged from 1 – 14 years old.

Infectious Path of the Rabies Virus

  1. A man is bitten by a rabid animal (i.e. dog).

  2. The rabies virus enters through wounds/breaks in the skin.

  3. The rabies virus multiplies then spreads through the nerves to the spinal cord and brain.

  4. Incubation periods range from 3 weeks to 2 years (rarely more than 10 years).

  5. When the Virus reaches the brain, main begin to show signs of disease.

  6. The rabid man dies within 1 – 7 days of becoming sick.

Other routes of transmission

  1. Inhalation of aerosolized virus in closed areas (i.e. rabid bats, laboratories for rabies diagnostics.

  2. Tissue transplant from an undiagnosed rabid donor as documented in corneal transplantation.

What to do after bitten by animal


  • Wash wound thoroughly with soap and water.

  • Apply alcohol/iodine to the exposed part.

  • Seek immediate medical attention.

  • Go to the nearest health center or hospital for the proper care of the wound and to assess the risk for rabies exposure.

Factors to consider before giving Post Exposure Treatment

  • Nature of bite exposure

  • The geographic location of the incident

  • The type of animal that was involved

  • How the exposure occurred (i.e. provoked or unprovoked)

  • The vaccination/clinical status of the animal involved

  • Whether the animal can be safely captured and observed for signs and symptoms of rabies

  • Laboratory results of the animal examined

Categories of Wound Exposure

  1. Touching/feeding of animals

  2. Nibbling of uncovered skin, scratches/abrasions without bleeding, and/or licks on broken skin.

  3. All head and neck bites. Single or multiple transdermal bites. Contamination of mucous membrane with saliva. Exposure to a rabid patients through bite or non-bite exposure (mouth to mouth resuscitation, licking of intact mucosa such as eyes, lips, and vulva).

Post Exposure Treatment

Provide Post Exposure Treatment (PET) which prevents rabies. It consists of active and/or passive immunization.

  • Active Immunization

Vaccine is administered to induce anti-body and T-cell production in order to neutralize circulating rabies virus. It induces an active immune response (in 7 – 10 days after vaccination) and confers immunity for two years. Vaccines are given in a series of intramuscular or intradermal injections that require patients to make up to 5 visits to an animal Bite Treatment Center.

  • Passive Immunization

Rabies immunoglobulin is concurrently given for immediate protection of patients with category III exposure. Protection last for a month only, that is why vaccines must always be given.

An Ounce of Prevention

  • Submit dogs and cats for regular immunization.

  • Avoid direct contact with unfamiliar animals.

  • Maintain control of your pets by keeping domestic animals under direct supervision.

  • Keep pets on a leash.

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