My Archives: February 2006

Sunday, February 26, 2006

I will be attending a wedding later and am sure the couple put in a lot of work to make sure that the event goes smoothly. I should know. [more]
07:28 AM GMT+8

CIBI Information, Inc. is offering the above seminar on March 8, 8am to 5pm at the ExportBank Plaza in Makati. Registration fee is P3,500 per participant, with a group discount of 10% for any group of 4 or more. [more]
07:06 AM GMT+8

Friday, February 24, 2006

My favorite writer, Conrado de Quiros, believes in mounting as many EDSAs as needed to effect necessary change. I do not agree with him -- but he remains a favorite nonetheless, for we are all entitled to our own opinions. [more]
11:36 PM GMT+8

A State of National Emergency has been declared by Gloria in the Republic of the Philippines. I don't know about you or the people in Malacaņang but as I happily type this, I am relaxed with no threat on my person. [more]
12:47 PM GMT+8

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

My daughter Ali celebrated her birthday recently and we finally got to order one of Manila's 10 Best Desserts, Mrs. Yulo's Strawberry Shortcake. I have long heard of Mrs. Yulo of Forbes whom people say makes good prune cakes and of course, the one included in the Best Desserts listing -- strawberry shortcake. [more]
11:23 PM GMT+8

Monday, February 20, 2006

CIBI Information, Inc., a company offering business information for a host of purposes and decision-making, offers a seminar entitled: Formulation, Design, & Development of Credit and Collection Policies. This will be held on February 23, 2006, from 8am to 5pm at the Export Bank Conference Center. [more]
10:19 PM GMT+8

Although we didn't have time to really go around, we got hold of some tour packages that you may want to consider should you find yourself in Lanao del Norte. You may want to visit Tinago Falls, located in Linamon, Lanao del Norte. [more]
10:11 PM GMT+8

It wasn't the knock-out win we were all expecting but at least, WBC flyweight champion, Brian Viloria (as in kept his title. That boxer Aguirre proved to be a worthy and tough opponent but in the end, things turned out the way we wanted them to. [more]
10:02 PM GMT+8

Friday, February 17, 2006

Come February 18, in Las Vegas (that's February 19, Sunday, Manila time), World Boxing Council (WBC) Flyweight Champion, Brian "The Hawaiian Punch" Viloria will defend his title against Mexico's Jose Antonio "El Jaguar" Aguirre. Just as we always do with Manny Pacquiao, we ask all readers of to say a prayer for our Pinoy's boxer's victory. [more]
11:54 PM GMT+8

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

We were set to go back to Manila on the first morning flight so we spent the night before in Cagayan de Oro already. We stayed at the Pryce Plaza Hotel which charges P2,900 per night for a standard room. [more]
10:34 PM GMT+8

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Objective achieved in Lanao del Norte, it was back to Cagayan de Oro for us as we prepared to fly back to Manila. We were told to drop by Cheding's Peanuts which is located at 25-A Sabayle St., Iligan City. [more]
06:34 PM GMT+8

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Every time news comes out about the latest rating reviews done by international rating agencies like Standard & Poor's, Moody's, or Fitch, I get irked by the inaccurate reporting that goes with the broadcasters and writers who bring us such news. Even if the result of the review just talks about a change in outlook, they usually say that the country's sovereign credit rating has been upgraded or downgraded. [more]
08:55 PM GMT+8

We got e-mail from a boutique owner in the U.S. inquiring about Mido bags which she said were made in the Philippines. She was looking for a supplier/distributor as she wanted to purchase those for her store. [more]
08:25 PM GMT+8

While in Lanao del Norte, we tasted the sweetest mangoes. It comes from a place known as Tangub. [more]
08:21 PM GMT+8

Wednesday, February 8, 2006

Kudos to DZBB, particularly Mike Enriquez's early morning show Saksi sa Dobol B, for featuring honest Pinoys from time to time. Yesterday and today, they featured two individuals who returned a significant sum of money. [more]
11:33 PM GMT+8

There is a canteen called Rianna's near the Philippine Science High School which is a short walk from the Mindanao Civic Center. They serve breakfast, however, only until 7am. [more]
11:10 PM GMT+8

Monday, February 6, 2006

We asked the staff at Mindanao Civic Center where we might be able to grab some dinner. They suggested Bebeth's Casserole which they said usually caters for the hotel's functions and activities. [more]
10:47 PM GMT+8

Sunday, February 5, 2006

We stayed at the Mindanao Civic Center located in Tubod (this is the capital of the province), Lanao del Norte. Friendly staff at the hotel say that the hotel has been operating for a few years and that its sports facilities (stadium, gym, oval, swimming pool) were used for the Palarong Pambansa in 2003. [more]
03:02 PM GMT+8

We all know that watching too much TV can have ill effects. In the case of the ABS-CBN TV show Wowowee, starring Willie Revillame, I guess the whole country is still stunned by the stampede that happened yesterday morning, killing 70 to 80 plus people (the counts vary based on which report you refer to), and injuring hundreds of others. [more]
02:47 PM GMT+8

Friday, February 3, 2006

This month or starting February 1, I have moved from full-time employee to full-time consultant. What's in a name? [more]
11:43 PM GMT+8

My Cattitudes desk calendar goes this way this month: "Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired." -- Jules Renard. Sounds good to me. [more]
11:23 PM GMT+8

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