426 Passers for May 2012 Marine Engineer Officer Board Exam



The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 13 out of 20 passed the CHIEF MARINE ENGINEER OFFICERS LICENSURE EXAMINATION, 123 out of 185 passed the SECOND MARINE ENGINEER OFFICERS LICENSURE EXAMINATION and 290 out of 497 passed the OFFICER-IN-CHARGE OF AN ENGINEERING WATCH LICENSURE EXAMINATION given by the Board for Marine Engineer Officers in Manila and Cebu this May 2012.

The members of the Board for Marine Engineer Officers are Engr. Miguel O. Marasigan, Officer-in-Charge; Engr. Victoriano A. Alojado, Engr. Ferdinand R. Pascua and Engr. Eldefonso G. Uba, Members.

The results were released after five (5) working days from the last day of examinations.
Registration for the issuance of Certificate of Registration and Professional Identification Cards will start on June 4, 2012 until June 15, 2012 at Regional Offices and June 4, 2012 until June 22, 2012 at Central Office.

In addition, 343 applicants were approved for upgrading as Chief Marine Engineer Officers as per Board Res. No. 13 dated February 7, 2012, Board Res. No. 21 dated February 24, 2012, Board Res. No. 27 dated March 8, 2012, Board Res. No. 36 dated March 29, 2012, Board Res. No. 43 dated April 13, 2012, Board Res. Nos. 53 & 54 dated May 10, 2012 and Board Res. No. 61 dated May 24, 2012 Series of 2012.


Click HERE for the TOP 10 PER EXAM CATEGORY

View the list of approved applicants for upgrading as Chief Marine Engineer Officer at the bottom post.

List of Successful Examinees:

The following are the Successful Examinees in the Written Phase of the
CHIEF MARINE ENGINEER OFFICERS LICENSURE EXAMINATION - (WRITTEN PHASE)
Who shall be EXEMPTED from taking Practical Assessment

1 AGRES, SONNY LOUIE CANDELARIA
2 ALCONIS, EDGARDO BELTRAN
3 BACON, RODERICK VITOR
4 CESAR, RAFAEL VILLACARLOS
5 DACULA, JOHNNY RO BALISANG
6 FRANCO, JORAN BILONO
7 KAMPANA, ULDARICO JR QUIBETE
8 PEDREGOSA, ANGELITO PAILON
9 REYES, MARVIN FAMULARCANO
10 SAAGON, EUGENE JACOME
11 SEGURITAN, JONATHAN ARAFILES
12 SUGUITAN, RENATO BAGUINAT
13 VICMUDO, MENANDRO REYES
NOTHING FOLLOWS...................


Roll of Successful Examinees in the Written Phase of the
SECOND MARINE ENGINEER OFFICERS LICENSURE EXAMINATION - (WRITTEN PHASE)
Held on MAY 23 and 24, 2012
Released on MAY 31, 2012

1 AGANUS, CESAR DUTDUT
2 ALBARICO, GERALD BANDALAN
3 ALCASID, ROLAND PORTABES
4 ALCAYDE, MARIO NASIBOG
5 ALIMPOLO, JOEFULTON CANITAN
6 ALINGALAN, ARSENIO JR ALOMIA
7 ANGUE, ERNESTO JR CRUZ
8 ARMADA, JAMES ARANAS
9 BADURIA, FRANKLIN MUIT
10 BAGAUB, FIRMO CAÑETE
11 BALDOS, DONALD MONTILLA
12 BARBOSA, JAYSON CASTILLO
13 BIOGOS, ERICSON ESPAÑOLA


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June 2012 PRC Official Board Exam Schedule



Every licensure examination needs a good preparation not only on the part of PRC but for the examinees. As the June 2012  series of board examinations is near, I will be posting a quick guide for those interested to know the exact date of exams.

Photo: PRC's official Logo

Your are here because you want to know when is the proper time to check your close friend's or schoolmate's board results. Schedule below is in accordance with the official dates released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

First on the list is the board exam for Radiologic Technologists & X-Ray Technologists. Examination is on June 5-6, 2012 at three testing locations, Manila , Davao and Iloilo.

Licensure examination for Architects is on June 8 and 10, 2012 at Manila.

Social Workers board exam is  scheduled on  June 26- 27, 2012 at Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi & Zamboanga.

Environmental Planners licensure exam is on June 20 and 21, 2012 happening at Manila.

And last is the board examination for Nursing scheduled on June 30 and July 1, 2012. Testing locations are Manila, All Regional Offices, Zamboanga, Angeles, Cabanatuan, Dagupan  and Laoag City.

Examination results of the respective discipline with scheduled board examination this June 2012 will be posted at this site. You may subscribe to my RSS feeds or hit Like to The Summit Express Facebook fanpage to receive up to date and express information

List of passers, top performing schools, top 10 examinees will be posted.


June 2012 Radiologic Technologists & X-Ray Technologists Board Exam Results

June 2012 Architects Board Exam Results

June 2012 Social Workers Board Exam Results

June 2012 Environmental Planners Board Exam Results

June 2012 Nurse Board Exam Passers





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CJ Corona Trial Final Verdict: Guilty!



Manila, Philippines- After 43 days of trial, Chief Justice Renato Corona was convicted by at least  two thirds of the Senate's vote, 20 votes in actual. Only 3 out of at least 8 votes  were casted in favor of Corona's acquittal.


CJ Corona convicted May 29, 2012
Photo: CJ Corona convicted May 29, 2012
Photo Credit: DWIZ

"The Senate, sitting as an impeachment court, having tried Renato C. Corona, Chief Justice of the supreme court, upon three articles of impeachment charged against him by the House of Representatives".

Article 3 accused the Chief Justice of losing his neutrality by discussing cases with litigants and for flip-flopping in some final and executory cases, while Article 7 hit Corona for his supposed partiality toward former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo when he led the Supreme Court last November to allow his ex-boss seek medical treatment abroad, respectively.

The decision  all boiled down to the arguments presented by the defense and prosecution panels on Article 2 . It is about Corona's non-disclosure of his assets and net worth.

In Article 2, Corona was accused of deliberately concealing some properties and cash deposits in the statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) since his appointment as magistrate in 2002.

WHAT is SALN?
In an article written by Ariel G. Ronquillo, Director of the Civil Service Commission’s Office for Legal Affairs published in Inquirer.net, he pointed out that the SALN which all public officials and employees in the Philippines are mandated to file annually is the means to achieve the policy of accountability of all public officers and employees in the government. It was originally required by the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act of the Philippines (RA 3019). This was reinforced by Revised Administrative Code of 1987, the 1987 Constitution and the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees (RA 6713).

The 20 senators who are in favor of CJ Corona's conviction are Edgardo Angara, Alan Peter Cayetano, Pia Cayetano, Franklin Drilon, Francis Escudero, Jinggoy Estrada, Teofisto Guingona III, Gregorio Honasan II, Panfilo Lacson, Manuel Lapid, Loren Legarda, Sergio Osmeña III, Francis Pangilinan, Aquilino Pimentel III, Ralph Recto, Ramon Revilla Jr., Antonio Trillanes IV, Manny Villar, Vicente Sotto III and Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile.

Meanwhile, the three senators that are in favor of Corona's acquittal are Joker Arroyo, Miriam Defensor Santiago, and Ferdinand Marcos Jr..

The grand finale of trial became trending topic online specially on Twitter. Majority of nationwide trending topics are about CJ Corona's conviction. Some of the trending topics are Bye Corona, Article 2, Sen. Marcos, Leon Guerrero, Acquit or Convict, Not Guilty, Text UNLISPEECH to 8888 and Picha Pie. You may search this hashtags on Twitter for the details.

Corona's impeachment is just like Big Brother rules for eviction. Juan Ponce Enrile served as Kuya of the Senate House ordered the historic eviction of the chief justice. After the eviction, Bye Corona hits worldwide trends on Twitter.

So, what do you think is the effect of Corona's conviction now? Does it help the country to move forward? Yes, we did another history but those 43 days were wasted just for the sake of Corona's trial. How about for other issues in the Philippines like poverty and unemployment , can we make history of solving these important issues?

I think, it is really nonsense if the top officials have the same issue, SALN. We should realize something after Mirriam Santiago's speech. I hope the fight for corruption doesn't stop with Corona's conviction. The list is long and many deserve punishment as well.







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UE-Manila graduate tops May 2012 Dentist Board Exam



VERDAN JOSEPH URTOLA CHUA from University of the East- Manila occupied the the top spot with 82.67% rating, for the list of successful examinees for May 2012 Dentist Licensure Examination. Meanwhile, a student from UP-Manila (MARIE CARMINA SAN JOSE GULMATICO) is on second place.

[ View List of Passers]

Below is the complete list of topnotchers for May 2012 Dentistry Board Exam.

1 VERDAN JOSEPH URTOLA CHUA 
UNIVERSITY OF THE EAST-MANILA
82.67

2 MARIE CARMINA SAN JOSE GULMATICO
UP-MANILA
82.64

3. JESU MARI CERDA ANDRES
UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES,MANILA
81.86

4 GERMILYN KRIZZA CHUA GO
CENTRO ESCOLAR UNIVERSITYMANILA
81.57

5 NATHALIE JANE BURGOS MONGCOPA
OUR LADY OF FATIMA UNIVERSITYVALENZUELA
81.50

ROSE ANN TORRES TANGLAO
UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINESMANILA
81.50

6 JALENE DIWAS ALIP
UNIVERSITY OF BAGUIO
81.13

7 HAZEL MALABAD CORTEZ
UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINESMANILA
81.03

8 JUEDE KRISTAN MADERAL GONZALES
CENTRO ESCOLAR UNIVERSITYMANILA
80.96

9 SHERYL MENDOZA REYES
LYCEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES UNIVERSITY-BATANGAS,INC
80.93

10 CLIFFORD DE LARA VILLAS
UNIVERSITY OF THE EAST-MANILA
80.86

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Passers for May 2012 Dentist Board Exam: Results released after 2 days



The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 157 out of 511 (30.72%)  passed the Dentist Licensure Examination  in the Written Exam and 158 out of 162 passed the Dentist Licensure Examination  for the Practical exam  given by the Board of Dentistry in Manila this May 2012.

The members of the Board of Dentistry:
Dr. Gloria M. Bumanlag, Chairman;
Dr. Melinda L. Garcia,
Dr. Steve Mark G. Gan
and Dr. Rannier F. Reyes, Members.

The results were released in just  two (2) working days after the last day of examinations.

Registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will start on June 4, 2012 but not later than June 15, 2012. Those who will register are required to bring the following: duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal, current Community Tax Certificate (cedula), 2 pieces passport size picture (colored with white background and complete name tag), 1 piece 1” x 1” picture (colored with white background and complete name tag), 2 sets of metered documentary stamps and 1 short brown envelope with name and profession and to pay the Initial Registration Fee of P600 and Annual Registration Fee of P450 for 2012-2015. Successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

Click HERE for the Top 10 Examinees for May 2012 Dentist Board Exam
List of Successful examinees:

Seq. No. N a m e
1 ABEDES, MARLON DUCABO
2 ABELINDE, AILEEN ALAYAN
3 ACEDILLA, EDEN GRACE DENTE
4 ACERO, JOSEPH NEIL HUBO
5 ACHACOSO, ANNA ISABEL MARIE PANUNCIALMAN
6 ACOB, CORAZON CADIZ
7 AGPOON, KRYSSA JUSTINE DIZON
8 ALIMAN, JENEVIV PAULINE DAVID
9 ALIP, JALENE DIWAS
10 AMIGABLE, KATELEEN PAMUSPUSAN
11 ANDRES, JESU MARI CERDA
12 ANTONIO, AIRANELLE ROSE DICHOSO
13 ANTONIO, GEMNELLE ROSE DICHOSO
14 BACANTO, KRISTINE BALDOSANO
15 BALILLA, RICHEL OANDASAN
16 BANTEGUI, MELISSA FRANCESCA CUSTODIO
17 BAUTISTA, KAMILLE JOANNA BADIANG
18 BAÑEZ, AIVAN ARMYL GABA
19 BIHIS, KEITHLEY CAINE GARDIOLA
20 BONIFACIO, MARY ANN DE LA CRUZ
21 BRIONES, CARL ANNE ALLERA
22 CABRERA, JOYCE ANN PAPANGO
23 CACHO, ALFREDO BILLON
24 CARAMOAN, NADINE CHAVEZ
25 CENTENO, ANNIE DIEL DE MESA
26 CHECA, DORCAS JOY DE LEON
27 CHU, ASHLEY LAUREN BADOLES
28 CHUA, VERDAN JOSEPH URTOLA
29 CORDOVA, NICHOLE MARIE SALES
30 CORPUZ, ADELFA MIGUEL
31 CORTEZ, HAZEL MALABAD
32 CRUZ, KATHERINE DE JESUS
33 CRUZ, MARY GRACE BRIGINO
34 DALAY, NIKKI JOIE ZAPANTA
35 DATOR, EVELYN PAGANA
36 DAVID, JOSE EDUARDO SOLANO
37 DAVID, MARY EUGENE VALLARTA
38 DE LEON, MARIA STEPHANIE JHOCSON
39 DE LEON, PHOEBE ANDREA
40 DE LUNA, PAULENE JOY JAVIER
41 DELA CRUZ, JUSPER IAN VILLANUEVA
42 DELOSO, BONNIEMARIE JOY PALER
43 DIZON, DENISE PAULA DE OCAMPO
44 DOLLENTAS, JOSE ALBERT ANGELES
45 DOMINGO, HAZELINE ALFARO
46 DY, GENEVIEVE LAURA ONG-SIONG
47 ELMIDO, KIRBY PRINZ FELIPE III CREDO
48 ENRIQUEZ, ANNA MARIA PAULA DE GUZMAN
49 ESCOTO, SHARON YAPE
50 EULLO, RALPH JERROLD DURAN
51 FABIAN, KRISTINELLI BUENSUCESO


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"How to Dance in the Club" by Jemdahunk is getting more popular in Youtube!



Youtube is one of the most popular site online that gives way to some individual who has the talent on video-editing, video sharing of interesting news  and entertainment item. It is also the backdoor for some artists that aim to be star in the Youtube world and eventually to the masses after hitting million of views and get popularity they deserved. With this, I'm going to feature one of the fast-rising video post in Youtube, it is called "How to Dance in the Club". It was uploaded by Jemdahunk on his channel.


The video is not serious at all unlike the original version which is like a tutorial. But, you can consider it serious if you like. The concept here is funny. Some words are in-appropriate for the minors.  I will not tackle it much here to preserve the site integrity. Just watch it.

Currently, views is around 700K but each day it's getting a lot of views.

Due to the popularity of his video upload, he made another video for the "Pinoy tutorial" of  "How to Dance in the Disco". If Simsimi is crazy, Jem is much more.


Are you ready to start or improve dancing in the club? So, follow Jemdahunk's tips...yes, it's the actual truth. Joking. But, the video post has sense and not only sense of humor.





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Smart Netphone 501 is FREE at Plan 349



The Netphone 501 is the second device to come out of the Smart Netphone brand. With this, subscribers can enjoy a host of SmartNet services like mobile instant messaging and combined social networks (Facebook and Twitter). 

Smart Netphone 501
Photo: The New Netphone 501 from Smart

This touchscreen, high-end Smartphone is produced by ZTE developed in partnership with Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) for the applications and feature planning. The new Netphone 501 comes with the interesting features like:
    -Android Froyo
    -2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen display
    -3.2-megapixel camera
    -528MHz processor
    -3.5mm headset jack
    -Email feature
    -Supports connections like WiFi, Bluetooth, and 3G/HSPA
    -video calling, as well as messaging facilities
    -up to 8GB external memory through microSD memory card slot
    -white color case with steal menu button
    -with Accelerometer sensor
    -supports 262, 000 colors
    -it has GPS receiver

Last year, Smart's Netphone 701 (ZTE Blade) was successfully launched and became bestseller bundled with Smart's services  and promos. This is in accordance with the company's goal to be the first webtelco in the country.


This is really a good phone for those budget-conscious individual but wants to own a semi-high end phone. From the official website of Smart, suggested retail price  (SRP) is only PhP 3, 900 or  FREE at Plan 349.

What is Smart Plan 349? Please refer on below video.



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Video: Next American Superstar, Phillip Phillips Wins American Idol



At the end of the two-hour finale of the most watched reality competition, Phillip Phillips was crowned as the ultimate winner for Season 11. Although it was predicted that Jessica will win and owns major percentage of votes, at the end it was Phillip who was chosen and became member of the elite group of American Idol.


Announcement of Winner, Ryan Seacrest
"After the record breaking 132 million votes, the winner.. of American Idol Season 11 is...Phillip Phillips... Jessica Sanchez is the runner up. Phillip, new American Idol sang the coronation song "Home". "

The finale was dubbed as the battle of opposites: the sassy "diva-in-training" pitted against the dreamy, boy-next-door singer with a guitar as his best friend.

For the record, 132 million votes was casted after the performance night, as Ryan Seacrest announced.

Phillip marks the 5th time a male contestant won the competition.

Phillips becomes part of the elite group of " American Idol" winners:
  • Kelly Clarkson - Season 1
  • Ruben Studdard -Season 2
  • Fantasia Barrino -Season 3
  • Carrie Underwood -Season 4
  • Taylor Hicks -Season 5
  • Jordin Sparks -Season 6
  • David Cook -Season 7
  • Kris Allen -Season 8
  • Lee DeWyze -Season 9
  • Scotty McCreery -Season 10


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American Idol 2012 HD Experience in Jump



Through the partnership with Cignal TV and Starworld, American Idol finale special telecast on High Definition (HD) viewing  was experienced by tech-savvy 'Idol fans at Jump, SM MegaMall.


AI viewing Jump SM Megamall
Photo: AI 2012  HD Experience on Jump
Photo credit:  Jump Experience Center via Facebook


Jump supports our Pinoy Pride, Jessica Sanchez in her quest to be the next American Idol. Telecast on HD happened 6pm (May 23) and 6pm by May 24.

Plus, you may win exclusive Starworld freebie for every Cignal subscription sign ups. Join American Idol trivia games  and have a chance to take pose on photowall.


Jump is the new Experience Center of PLDT and Smart at SM Megamall. It's a bold shift from the usual retail center to a cutting-edge display of convergence and innovation, brought to you by the leaders of convergence and innovation.
 
It is built to bring Filipinos into the new phase of communication - a bold shift from the usual retail center to a cutting-edge display of convergence and innovation, brought to you by the leaders of convergence and innovation.

Jump is especially designed to cater to your mobile, Internet, home and business needs. With the latest devices and cutting-edge gadgets, Jump transforms the way you experience tomorrow's technology today.


 



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American Idol Season 11 Finale: Jessica Sanchez vs. Phillip Phillips



Season 11 of American Idol was recently concluded with distinct historical moments. Record-breaking 132M votes just came in after the performance night (May 23).AI Finale  was aired  over Fox channel Wednesday night (Thursday morning Manila time)  live from Nokia Theater , Los Angeles.


Jessica vs. Phillip, 'Idol Finale 2012
Photo: Jessica vs. Phillip, 'Idol Finale 2012

The two-hour 'Idol finale  show  was opened  featuring the Top12 finalist performing Bruno Mars' "Runaway Baby".


Phillip Phillips then performed on stage with rock singer John Fogerty,  the lead singer and guitarist of Creedence Clearwater Revival. Jessica Sanchez on  the other hand sang "I Will Always Love You" which is indeed a very good performance.

Idol stage was fired next by JLo's performance of "Goin In".

Something special also happened when Ace Young proposed marriage to Diana DeGarmo. Both are previous season's finalist.

Hollie Cavanagh  with Season 6  grand winner Jordin Sparks also performed.

Self-confessed Sanchez supporter, Jennifer Holliday  also performed duet with Jessica. They sang "And I Am Telling You", her song in final 4. It was a great number that earned standing ovation from the judges.
It was Aerosmith that performed last from the guests, then, Final 2 in a duet.

Ryan Seacrest  then announced  the winner for Season 11 of American Idol. Everybody is nervous and hopes for the name of their bet.

But, it was Phillip Phillips that win at the end. The 21-year old boy-next-door with guitar from Georgia crowned as the Season 11 champion. Phillips received trophy and performed his coronation song, "Home". Although  Jessica Sanchez is the runner-up, she is by far the world Idol favorite.

Performance Night Review:
Everybody is excited for the result for who will be the victorious one for Season 11 finale of the worldwide most popular singing competition, American Idol 2012. Will it be Jessica, the 16-year old Filipino-Mexican or Phillip Phillips, 21-year old from Savannah,Georgia?
During the head-to-head battle in the performance night, it shows a draw for Jessica and Phillip to take home the title. Both of them are good.Sanchez chose to sing ballads with big voice while Phillip Phillips went with the indie vibe.

The two-hour finale of American Idol became top trending topic in Twitter and other social media. The #IdolFinale became the most popular hashtag in the Philippines. Hashtags related to Jessica are the following: The Prayer (Round 2 choice of song), Change Nothing (Round three choice of song), Round 1 ( Randy Jackson said Round 1 went to Jessica) and #JessicaForTheWin. While for Phillip, hashtag was Stand by Me (Round 1 choice of song).

But Jessica proved to be the worldwide favorite after singing on the last round, "Change Nothing" became the no. 1 trending topic in Twitter worldwide. Though  judges gave Phillips the last standing ovation after singing "Home".

Watch Jessica's Amazing Performance Here.

Round 1: “I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston


Round 2: “The Prayer” by Celine Dion


Round 3: “Change Nothing”



Winning Indicators

Based on social media buzz and Twitter postings going into Tuesday’s final, Sanchez had a 17% lead in Yahoo! searches.

Jessica also generated 6o% more mentions in social media than Phillips, according to a survey by General Sentiment, analytics company.






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Change Nothing: Jessica Sanchez Wins American Idol 2012



Jessica Sanchez creates another history  for being the top contender in American Idol. For the record, she is the first Asian to reach the highest position in the worldwide hit singing competition. We can say that she already wins the Idol crown by far not to wait for the official result of final battle on Tuesday.

This is only part of the numerous surprises that happens on her life now. During the Top 7 elimination night, she was saved by the judges that relieved her  not to be eliminated. That was another history in American Idol, putting her to be the first female contestant saved by the judges.

If Jessica wins, she will be the fifth female to win the title. The previous female winners are:
  • Kelly Clarkson (Season 1);
  • Fantasia Barrino (Season 3);
  • Carrie Underwood (Season 4), and
  • Jordin Sparks (Season 6)
Jessica Sanchez is also the Twitter-verse favorite. Her name, performances and status in American Idol is always in the trending list. She has a lot of followers and friends on Facebook and Twitter. Everybody knows Jessica Sanchez and believe she will make it.

If Jessica will win the title, she will be the youngest winner of American Idol ever had, another history!

She is also the first Latina to win AI crown. The first winner to come from California.

And for the first time, Mexico and Philippines will unite to support her on the final battle. Unlike for the boxing fights that it's usual, Mexico vs. Philippines but now both country will have a unique prayer.

Jessica Sanchez, 16 will compete against Philip Phillips, 21 on May 22 and 23.

As revealed via Twitter by Nigel Nigel Lythgoe , the final songs will be:

1. His or her favorite song from the whole series
2. One song selected by  the Idol creator, Simon Fuller
3. His or her individual “new” single

Finale episode is Live on Fox and begins at 8/7c.




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University of San Carlos tops May 2012 CPA Board Exam Performance of Schools



University of San Carlos is the only top performing school for May 2012 CPA Board Exam.Total no. of examinees who passed is 60 out of 72 or 83.33%.

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 1,995 out of 5,315 passed the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination given by the Board of Accountancy in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo and Legazpi this May 2012.
 
The results were released in 1 working day after the last day of examination.

The University of San Carlos is a Roman Catholic university governed by the Society of the Divine Word in Cebu City since 1935. Various offerings include pre-elementary and basic education as well as undergraduate and graduate courses, and a broad spectrum of academic programs through its eight colleges.

USC consists of four campuses in different areas of Cebu – the Main Campus along P. del Rosario St., the Talamban Campus (a.k.a. TC – Technological Center) along Gov. M. Cuenco Ave., the North Campus (formerly the Boys High) along Gen. Maxilom Ave., and the South Campus (formerly the Girls High) along corners J. Alcantara St. (P. del Rosario Ext.) and V. Rama Avenue.

Performance of Schools in alphabetican order:
Cpa Performance of School





 


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San Beda graduate tops May 2012 CPA Board Exam



The no. 1 spot for May 2012 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) was occupied by Manuel Pillora Buensuceso Jr from San Beda College with 94.86% general average. It was followed by Kathrine Rose Co Catindig from University of Santo Tomas- 94.43%.

[ 1,995 Passers for May 2012 CPA Licensure Exam ]

The successful examinees who garnered the ten highest places for the May 2012 CPA Licensure Examination are as follows:




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1,995 Passers for May 2012 CPA Licensure Exam



The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 1,995 out of 5,315 or 37.54%  passed the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination given by the Board of Accountancy in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo and Legazpi this May 2012.

University of san Carlos tops May 2012 CPA Board Exam Performance of Schools ]

[ San Beda graduate tops May 2012 CPA Board Exam ]

The results were released in one (1) working day after the last day of examination, the same with last year.

PRC also announced that registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will start on Monday, June 4, 2012 but not later than Friday, June 8, 2012.

Those who will register are required to bring the following: duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal, current Community Tax Certificate (cedula), 2 pieces passport size picture (colored with white background and complete nametag), 2 pieces 1” x 1” picture (colored with white background and complete nametag), 2 sets of metered documentary stamps and 1 short brown envelope with name and profession and to pay the Initial Registration Fee of P600 and Annual Registration Fee of P450 for 2012-2015.

Successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

Roll of Successful Examinees in the
C. P. A. LICENSURE EXAMINATION
Held on MAY 13, 2012
Released on MAY 22, 2012

Seq. No. N a m e

1 ABACA, MARIA FRANCIA SANCHEZ
2 ABAD, JUAN CARLO ANZALDO
3 ABAD, MARIA MONIEL PAMA
4 ABALOS, JERICO PETILLA
5 ABANIEL, CHIZON MARK DOUGLAS SOLIJON
6 ABANTO, KING FAHDE LIM
7 ABARCA, ZACH VALONES
8 ABARQUEZ, JESELITO ALCALA
9 ABDON, JAY-AR PANTUA
10 ABDUL, AIZA BALIAG
11 ABELLANA, CLAIRE ANN DIZON
12 ABLING, AIZEL CATAPANG
13 ABNE, ROSEVILLA TIQUEL
14 ABONG, GENO BILL PAYOD
15 ABRATIQUE, MILDRED VICEDO
16 ABREGANA, EDGARDO JR BAAY
17 ABREGUNDA, FLORINIE FERMIN
18 ABSALON, MARIA TERESA CASTILLEJOS
19 ABSIN, KATHLEEN HARE
20 ABUEVA, NILO SUMAMPONG
21 ABUYOT, KRISTINE SARINO
22 ACADEMIA, JESREL ZONIO
23 ACANG, RUSHELL LLACER
24 ACASO, KRISTINE LAPONG
25 ACERA, ALLAN FRANCIS SANCHEZ
26 ACERET, HANEL JOYCE OANDASAN
27 ACESOR, JOVYLYN ARENAS
28 ACOFO, OPHELIA FANA-ANG
29 ACOSA, MARK JIM AGUIRRE
30 ACOSIDO, JON EDGAR JUAN
31 ACOSTA, GEM IMEE QUERUBIN
32 ACOSTA, JULIEFER IMBORNAL
33 ACOYMO, ROGEVIEVE VILLACASTIN
34 ACUIN, JUDITH ABEJAR
35 ADA, ARCHER DATARO
36 ADARNE, JESECA ESTRADA
37 ADJIJIL, JON ALPHONZ BOMBAES
38 ADOFINA, ALMIRA REALEZA
39 ADOLFO, JENNIBETH MELGAR
40 ADORNA, ROXANNE CONIZA
41 ADRIAS, REGINE SICAT
42 AGDAN, RUTH MICAH PERENAL
43 AGNAS, GRETCHEN MORENO
44 AGUHOB, RENZ PINEDA
45 AGUILA, MA ANDREA ANTONIO
46 AGUILAR, SHARON BAZAR
47 AGUINALDO, JAYCE JETSIE GACELO
48 AGUSTIN, DALLY ANN TADEO
49 AGUSTIN, ROSEMARIE HILARIO
50 ALAMPAY, WILFEM YBARLEY



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PRC's Online Application System (OAS) for June 2012 Nursing Licensure Examination (NLE)



Photo: PRC's official Logo
Photo Credit: PRC Website
May 18, 2012, the final run for the pilot testing of Online Application System (OAS)  in Lucena became successful. PRC Lucena made it to the final day of the application for the June 2012 NLE with flying colors,processing 180 applications on the first day of the deployment. PRC Lucena covers the launching of OAS for the whole region 4.

Last April 16, 2012, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced on their official website the online application system (OAS) for the upcoming June 30 -July 1, 2012 Nurse Licensure Examination. It was advised that beginning April 12, all the applicants may apply through http://www.prc.gov.ph/online/application/.


The OAS or the On-line Application System is a major program of the Commission in compliance with its commitment “to serve its clients on-line, and not in-line”.


Pilot Testing of OAS has already been done at PRC Baguio, PRC Cebu, and PRC Davao, PRC Iloilo, PRC Cagayan De Oro (April 19 and 20), and PRC Legaspi (April 26 and 27).

Pilo testing in Iloilo  was done last April 16-17 in PRC Iloilo. It was under the supervision of Hon. Jennifer Jardin-Manalili, Commissioner-In-Charge of the ICT or Information and Communication Technology at PRC.

Progress for the pilot testing was consistently announced in PRC website.


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Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Secret Wedding revealed



Mark Zuckerberg About status on Facebook account http://facebook.com/zuck  says "I'm trying to make the world a more open place." But during the most important part of his life, tying the knot with Priscilla Chan- the wedding became a surprise to everyone even to the guests of the wedding. Guests assumed that it is because Chan had graduated from medical school. And for the surprise, it's not...it's the wedding of the "youngest billionaire" and Priscilla Chan.
Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook
Photo: Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook

But why the wedding became a surprise? The world only knew this when Mark changed his status in Facebook, "Married to Priscilla Chan" and peole express their congratulatory message thru comments and "Likes".

The wedding is supposed to be the worldwide "Wedding of the Year" as Mark is a founder of the most popular social networking site, Facebook  that makes him multi-billionaire at young age.

Mark became busy last week for his new business achievements.He started his day off by ringing the NASDAQ bell and taking his small social networking company public by raising $16 billion.

Sunday afternoon in the Philippines as the news creates online buzz, Priscilla trends on Twitter.
But Mark did not, he's not supposed to trend on Twitter? Maybe it's not..

Priscilla Chan trends on Twitter Philippines
Photo: Priscilla Chan trends on Twitter Philippines

 


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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Tied the Knot Creates Online Buzz



Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg married Priscilla Chan yesterday. It was five days after the bride graduated from medical school at the University of California.

Photo: Mark Zuckerberg married to Priscilla Chan
Photo Credit: Mark's Facebook Timeline


When Mark updated his status on Facebook to "married", the news spreads immediately and still earn "Likes" worlwide.

Two and half hours ago, Mark Zuckerberg added life event on his timeline with the wedding photo. It earns almost 276,000 "Likes"  in few minutes.

Zuckerberg, 28, and 27-year old Priscilla tied the knot at small ceremony at Palo, Alto California. Ceremony took place in Zuckerberg's backyard with fewer than 100 guest that assumes that ceremony is for Chan's blow-out  after graduating at the medical school.

It was Mark who designed the the wedding ring, a simple ruby and Chan did not see it before the ceremony.

The couple had been together for almost 9 years  and their relationship started at Harvard University. It was the same year when Mark has been conceptualizing Facebook. But their relationship became secret for the most part. Priscilla, not only a girlfriend of Mark at that time also helped him for the company matters, legal affairs and press releases.

Mark is the youngest billionaire in the world and owns 56% voting stocks of Facebook.He was named as Time's Person of the Year in 2010, at age 26. Facebook has been listed in NASDAQ recently and became the biggest IPO in history.





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Teaser: CBS "Survivor:Philippines" SEASON 25 and 26 in Caramoan Islands,Camarines Sur



During the finale of Survivor: One World last May 13, it was confirmed that two more seasons were renewed, Season 25 and 26 with  Jeff Probst still the host of  the most popular and highly-rated television show in America aired over CBS network.
Jeff Probst host Survivor:Philippines
Photo: Jeff Probst, host of upcoming Survivor:Philippines

Watch Survivor: Philippines Promo Teaser here.



Season 25 is called Survivor: Philippines that is currently films at the beautiful islands of Caramoan in the Bicol region. Survivor USA Season 25 will feature returning castaways that were removed from the previous seasons due to illness and injury.
 
As speculated, the three returning castaways are Michael Skupin  of Survivor: The Australian Outback, Jonathan Penner  of Survivor: Micronesia and Russell Swan  of Survivor: Samoa.  After Survivor: All-Stars, it will be the first season  to begin with the  three tribes and the seventh season overall to feature returning castaways.

Survivor:Philippines compose of three tribes with six members.The names of the tribe were Kalabaw (Carabao), Matsing (Monkey) and Tandang (Rooster). From a reliable source, premiere of  Season is on September 2012. Season 26 of Survivor is also for shoot in Caramoan. Survivor USA: Philippines is in partnership with Philippine Film Studios Inc., forefront of production filming and Smart Communications, Inc and PLDT for the transmission requirements of the show.
 
 



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Jessica Sanchez's Day: American Idol 2012 Finale



The long wait is over! In a few days, we will witness the major battle for American Idol finale. It's about time for the for the AI Season 11 champion to be crowned. This will occur on May 23, 2012 as Fox announced the date.

American Idol Judges and Ryan Seacrest
Photo: American Idol Judges and Ryan Seacrest
Credit: Michael Becker/FOX © 2010 Fox Broadcasting Co.

The Season 11 finale is set on May 22 (Tuesday)  for the final performance night and May 23 (Wednesday) for the results night. Fox made a shift from the usual airing,  Wednesday and Thursday. Performance show is still two hours as FOX confirmed.

In the Philippines, finale will be happening on May 23  and big results reveal on morning of May 24.

We could expect that Season 11 Finale will be a trending topic on Twitter and other online platforms.




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No More Drama for Joshua:Eliminated from the AI Finals



Joshua Ledet Pictures, Images and Photos
Photo: Joshua Ledet got eliminated from American Idol

Since the competition became more and more stiffer, the results for the Final Two became unpredictable at the start. All of them( Joshua,Jessica and Phillip) are good singers and already have fanbase on their regions. The faith is dictated by the voting system. More votes, more chances of winning. However, did America make the right decision for  Ledet not dominating the call, text and online votes that made him eliminated in the final round?




Many believe that Joshua is talented than Phillip and can make his name in the music industry. Judges were amazed on his performances and gave standing standing ovation as well. But, the opinions are different. From Diane Carmichael at Facebook, " Phillip has no vocal talent to begin with. He is just a Dave Mathews wannabe. Of the three Joshua is the only one that will have longevity in the music industry."


Joshua Ledet American Idol
Photo: Joshua Ledet has no more drama

However, there is always a negative side of it. Some are tired of Ledet's screaming and wailing. From Tony Lemansky at Facebook post, " yes, america got it right finally his screeching, and the constant standing ovations when his performance was mediocre at best, on the other hand, if jessica would not of been saved, that would of been save the following week when colton got voted off, which should of been the colton-phillip finale".


All of us might have our own top choice and reasons for not choosing one from the other. The most important of this is, we respect everyone's opinion and we did our part for saving our favorite. There will be no more drama.


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Jessica Sanchez: The Next American Idol



The Summit Express prediction that Jessica Sanchez will make it to top 2 of American Idol is  a reality now. Although, I had predicted that Philip Phillips will be the next to be eliminated, it doesn't matter. The most important is Jessica Sanchez is "IN" for the final round of Season 11 American Idol Finale.

Jessica Sanchez Pictures, Images and Photos
Photo: Jessica Sanchez
Jessica Sanchez when she's young
Photo: Jessica Sanchez when she's young

Jessica has been the crowd-favorite, I think worldwide for the run of  successful American Idol.
From the Twitter world - to- google Trends, she is always on the top as she continue to wow her fans in every performance battle.


Jessica's Homecoming at Chula Vista,California
Photo: Jessica's Homecoming at Chula Vista,California

On Wednesday night’s performance, Jessica sang three songs: Mariah Carey’s “My All,” Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing,” and Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There” in which she received positive feedback from the judges already she suffered from sore throat.

Sanchez achievement so far is the highest attained by a Filipino contestant in American Idol. Jasmine Trias, Filipino-American made it to top3 of American Idol Season 3.Thia Megia, another Filipino-American, meanwhile, finished in the top 11 of last year's competition.


Joshua Ledet is also good in singing as always applauded by the judges and received standing ovations. But, as the voting system is followed...he only received total nationwide vote that is lowest among the top three contenders.



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Final 2 of American Idol 2012: Jessica vs. Phillip



Eve before the American Idol Top 3 performance night, Jessica Sanchez tweeted that she has a sore throat. Of course, everybody was worried to her that it might affect or create impact on her performance.

Jessica Sanchez vs. Phillip Phillips American Idol Finals
Photo: Jessica Sanchez vs. Phillip Phillips
 
But performance-wise,  she still managed to impress her fans and the judges specially Steve Tyler. Tyler proved that "she is one of the best singers in America" by another standing ovation. The rendition of "I don't Wanna Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith is refreshing and powerful. Truly deserves to win the Americal Idol  Season 11 title. She's already a winner by her charm and skills on singing.


"I don't Wanna Miss a Thing"  became trending topic on Twitter Philippines. Pinoy fans are satisfied by her choice of song.

Aside from Jessica's popularity in America ,she is very popular in the Philippines. Filipinos support Jessica Sanchez and pray that she will be the first Filipino to win the idol crown.

Check out her performance here.



On the other hand, the performance of Joshua Ledet is also good.  Jimmy Lovine chose "No More Drama" for  Joshua on Round Three. The act is dramatic. JLo alluded  his timing in songs is impeccable and that is why any potential flaws are seen as great singing and the whole package.

Check out his performance here.


Although, it was predicted that Jessica and Joshua will meet at the finals, Joshua was eliminated during announcement of top 2 contenders. It is a battle between Jessica and Philip for the American Idol title.
 


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May 2012 Professional Electrical Engineer(PEE) Upgrade Technical Evaluation Results



The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that  four (4) had passed the Technical Evaluation for the Upgrading as Professional Electrical Engineers given by the Board of Electrical Engineering in Manila this May 2012.
  
The members of the Board of Electrical Engineering who conducted the Technical Evaluation are Engr. Fortunato C. Leynes, Chairman; Engr. Jaime V. Mendoza and Engr. Francis V. Mapile, Members.

List of Successful Examinees:
1 CALPITO, ERNESTO JR LAMBINO
 2 LACONSAY, ADOLFO REYES
3 PARAS, ANGELITO MENDOZA
4 RUBIN, FRANKLIN ELAGO

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Photos: San Isidro Labrador, 2012 Pahiyas Festival



Lucban, Quezon- People flock to Lucban to witness the much-awaited Pahiyas Festival 2012. It is an annual celebration of bounty and thanksgiving to the patron saint, San Isidro Labrador. Every year, the Pahiyas became more and more colorful  and vibrant as all Lucbanins are eager to participate on this major event of their town.

Pahiyas Festival 2012 San Isidro Labrador
Photo: Pahiyas Festival 2012




Pahiyas Festival 2012 San Isidro Labrador
Photo: People flock to Lucban
Pahiyas Festival 2012 San Isidro Labrador
Photo: Gayak Karosa



Pahiyas Festival 2012 San Isidro Labrador
Photo: Timpalak Pahiyas



Pahiyas Festival Kiping Lucban
Photo: Kiping
Pahiyas Festival 2012 San Isidro Labrador
Photo: San Isidro Labrador 2012
Pahiyas Festival 2012 San Isidro Labrador
Photo: Higantes " Abcede's Best"
Pahiyas Festival 2012 San Isidro Labrador
Photo: Carabao sa Lucban
Photos courtesy of TeamLucban via Facebook.

 


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Samsung Galaxy S3(i9300) S-Voice vs. Apple's Siri review



One of the best feature of smartphone today is the voice-activated software. We are really excited about this feature. But dealing with the program, you have to speak in a robotic tone for the software to understand. Major barrier is the communication skills and we should be good enough like robot to make it perfect. Frustrating!


Samsung Galaxy S 3D for Samsung Galaxy S3? Pictures, Images and Photos
Photo: Samsung Gaxy S3, the new craze

But how does it works? Since the major function of smartphone is to perform task that make our life easirer, the voice recognition software embedded in the phone will translate our voice commands into actions. Pretty cool!

Effectivenes of the software is determined by the quality of the captured sound. Voice activation works by breaking down sound into chunks.

In spoken English,by combining 40 phonemes (phonemes is sound unit). By recognizing the phonemes, voice activation software works. Algorithm is also used for the system to predict what exactly you're saying.

With the Voice Actions for Android feature, smartphones running ver 2.2 and higher can control their device by voice actions. It is the official face for voice recognition and activation technology, but there are similar apps readily available on the Play Store.

Siri for the iPhone 4S is a technology that lets you perform numerous tasks on your iPhone by simply speaking out your commands. It offers an easy way of communicating with your smartphone by using technology that understands a wide degree of voice communication not limited to simple command phrases. The system even has the capability of talking back.

Watch the video here for the comparison of i-Phone 4S Siri and Google Voice Action.
Which is better for you? It is also a deciding factor which to buy between two major smartphones.


Beginning May 23, Smart Communications, leading telco in the Philippines will be accepting pre-orders of this most sought-after Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone.

“The Samsung Galaxy S III will be available from Smart bundled with Unli Data Plans that all come with unlimited mobile Internet, plus free SMS and call minutes,” said Wo Rosete, head of external relations for Smart.


 


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Jessica Sanchez Tops Trends and Online Polls:Stiffer Competition for American Idol Finale



Netizens all over the world are now excited to know who will be the winner for the worldwide most popular reality show , Season 11 of American Idol. Different writers  and analyst  used different techniques to generate predictions which sounds as scientific and with full basis to determine the grand champion.

Popular networking site like Twitter used to generate trending topics in an instant using the  #hashtag.

If you're a fan of Twitter (which I think you are), you will see the name of American Idol finalists on the trending topics everytime they performed well or amazed the audience. You probably sees Jessica Sanchez  frequent in the list of trending topic worldwide or the word "Jessica Standing Ovation"  or the title of the song she performed.

But few people are aware of Google Trends. This is basically a good source of  reliable data for comparison purposes. Unlike Twitter, you may input items as you want. And based from my previous study, Jessica Sanchez is the most popular or the no. 1 in Google Trends.

Here is the data from Google Trends  from the whole month of  April 2012.
Photo: Google Trends' data for April 2012 for American Idol Top 3

The peak on A (please see news reference volume)  happened when Joshua Ledet got standing ovation from the judges. While the peak on B for Jessica Sanchez happened when the judges used their power to save Jessica during top 7 elimination night. Over-all, Jessica Sanchez tops April 2012 American Idol popularity.

Using the poll question as meter for who will survive for top 2 spots, data from the popular Los Angeles Times website shows dominance of Jessica Sanchez. The poll used to compare "The Voice" vs. "American Idol" contestants. Jessica leads by a whooping 51.34% of the votes. Followed by Joshua Ledet and Phillip Phillips. It seems that people are fanatic of American Idol than The Voice.

Photo: Poll: The Voice vs. American Idol

However, by the latest data in Google Trends capturing all Google searches for the month of May shows stiffer competition for Jessica and Phillip.

Photo: Data shows stiffer competition for the three Idol finalist
Although Phillip Phillips take some edge, 6% away from Jessica in the trends, Jessica is still the most popular in the news articles read by the million users of Google.
Photo: Sanchez still the news maker

 
                      AI Top 3 Revealed: Jessica Sanchez is IN!



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Lucban Pahiyas Festival 2012: Fiesta to end All Fiestas



Philippines has a lot of festivals that showcase colorful and rich traditions,culture and religious festivity. One of the best perhaps is the annual "Pahiyas Festival" in Lucban celebrated in honor of San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of the farmers.


Photo: Pahiyas Festival 2011, Timpalak Pahiyas
Pahiyas is scheduled every May 15 (this year it falls on Tuesday) and we could expect thousands of visitors all over the world will witness how Lucban will transform it's houses from simple into most decorative and colorful set-up. Lucban is one of the country's prime tourist attractions prompting the Department of Tourism to list down Lucban as a tourist town and a cultural heritage site.

Lucban is a  quiet farming town that sits on the foothills of the sacred Mount Banahaw. Lucban literally explodes with a kaleidoscope of colors, gastronomic feasts and religious fervor during the annual Pahiyas Festival.It is commended as one of the cleanest and most peaceful community in the country. Its cool, fresh and invigorating climate earns her the singular distinction of being called the Summer Capital of Quezon Province. The town's natural scenic spots and colorful lifestyles add to the charm that entices both foreign and local tourists to visit the place.
Photo: Mt. Banahaw de Lucban

Pahiyas Festival is also the celebration of the feast of San Isidro de Labrador. According to legends, San Isidro magically plowed the field of Lucban and blessed the town with good harvest, and it is believed that he continue to do so.
Photo: The Basilica at Lucban,Quezon

Every year, a procession of the image of San Isidro happens during the festival and it is said that the houses he passes by will be especially favored in the coming year. The locals also display their harvests and crops to be blessed by the priest during the procession.

Photo: Locals displays their harvest and crops
as Pahiyas main attraction

Each house would compete for the Grand Pahiyas Prize. As recently announced, the Grand Prize for this year's "Timpalak Pahiyas"  is a whooping Php 100,000.00! And when the day turns into night, the brightest and the most lighted house wins the “Kutitap Award” , transforming the entire town into a Christmas village in the middle of May.

Photo: Rice stalks is used to decorate the house



Photo: Harvest of Lucbanin is displayed on Pahiyas

Photo: Pahiyas Festival attraction

One of the most traditional and most looked after decoration is the "kiping". The kiping is a leaf-shaped wafer made of rice, colored and meticulously made by the locals of Lucban. Kiping can be made into a chandelier like decoration called as an ‘aranya’ or as huge flowers which add charm to the houses. It can be cooked and eaten much to the delight of tourists and visitors of the festival.

Photo: "Kiping" is the main attraction of  Timpalak Pahiyas

Lucban  also benefits from this event through the "TIYANGGE SA LUCBAN", an agro-industrial fair showcasing Lucban's products. This fair features foods native to the town like the delicious Lucban longganisa, puto seko, broas, tikoy and other delicacies; ornamental plants like dapo and cutflowers; handricrafts such as buri/buntal hats, bags and a number of other cottage industry products.

Aside from the Lucban Pahiyas, people who go to Lucban also visits the famous "Kamay ni Hesus" which is located on a hill at the facade of Mount Banahaw.

Photo: Kamay ni Hesus, a sacred and peaceful
 garden in Lucban


Here are some of  the activities for the upcoming Pahiyas Festival 2012:
Source: pahiyasfestival.com

 1. PARADE - featuring the ADgiants or higantes, marching and lyre bands, street dancers, floats, Sunduan (lovely ladies and their escorts in Filipiniana costumes) and Parikitan (ladies in unique costumes made of indigenous materials).

2. FLOAT DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION - a mobile Pahiyas decorative

3. ADGIANTS (HIGANTES) - giants mascots that run, walk, dance, bow and roam around town to the excitement of both the young and old.

4. CULTURAL SHOWS featuring rondalla music ensemble, cultural dancers, singers, fashion shows, film/video showing, art and photo exhibits.

5. LIVE DEMONSTRATION of kiping-making, coconut dehusking, longganisa-making and other unique activities native to Lucban


So if you really are planning to go to Lucban make it planned ahead of schedules.

All hotel bookings there are full 2 months before the festival . Make sure to travel going to Lucban as early as possible. You can start to travel by early morning of May 15 say 3-4 AM (fr. Manila) so by the time the sun is rising you are already in Sta.Cruz (via Laguna) ,or in Candelaria (via Lucena). No need  hiring guide which just make your life worse like people along the way are helpful just ask them and for sure all the vehicles are going all to Lucban. Hint never travel going via Lucena before 10am for sure you will reach Lucban in the afternoon since all the way along going to Lucban by this way are celebrating the SAN ISIDRO FESTIVITIES , unless you want to watch Pahiyas by night which is also colorful with all the lights adorning the decorations.






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AI Top 3 Revealed: Jessica Sanchez is IN!



As expected, Filipino-Mexican singer Jessica Sanchez entered the next round of competition in American Idol, Friday, Manila time. TheSummitExpress prediction was matched with the result, Hollie is the next to be voted out. "Bye Hollie" , Jessica, Joshua and  "Top 3" trends on twitter worldwide after the much -awaited announcement is done.

Here are some of the reactions from Twitter:

"Joshua is so OA, the opposite of Jessica's restraint and sophistication", according to Ces Orena-Drilon.

"Philip makes weird faces. Joshua shouts. Hollie somehow I hear he singing choppy. Jessica great voice", according to Patrick James.


As written via  Interaksyon. com : Filipinos have been rooting for Sanchez to be the first singer with Philippine heritage to win the hit reality TV show. Other Filipino-American singers who successfully joined the competition include Thia Megia (2011, Top 11), Ramiele Malubay (2007, Top 7), Camile Velasco (Top 9, 2004) and Jasmine Trias (Top 3, 2004).


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Jessica Sanchez Steal Away for Top3 American Idol Slot



Jessica Sanchez has proved how powerful her voice is as she sung Etta James "Steal Away". Judges and the world  were amazed by her performance. Sanchez once again creates  an online buzz and trends worldwide in Twitter. Jessica is really one of the best and young artist of this generation.

Jennifer  Lopez was happy to know that Jessica was growling early (a pre-song video clip showed her hamming it up at age 7). "You're just one of the best," she says.

"I loved it," says Steven. "That showed the other side of your voice."

"I love the whole vibe of that," Randy says. "The blues is so much soul so much heart in it. That's what it's all about. ... Amazing, again."


 Watch her powerful performance here.



Etta James "Steal Away Lyrics"

Ooh, I gotta see you somehow
Not tomorrow, but right now
I know it's late, but honey don't make me wait
So come on, baby, steal away
Oh let's steal away

Don't make me start thinking
'Cause I might change my mind
My folks are sleeping
So please don't waste no time
I know it's late but please don't make me wait
So come on steal away
Please let's steal away

I know it's wrong, it's wrong needing you this way
But there's no other way I can be with you
If only my folks, if only my folks they would approve
Things like this we wouldn't have to do

Ooh I won't tell, I won't tell anybody else
I'm gonna keep it, I'll keep it to myself
I know it's late, but oh don't make me wait
So come on and steal away
Oh I'm asking you to steal away

Because I need you, I need you by my side
Oh I need you baby, I need you to be my guy
Let's steal away right now
Ooh...



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DLSU grad Tops May 2012 Civil Engineer Board Exam



Xavier Sy Lim of De La Salle University-Manila took the  top spot in the May 2012  Civil Engineering Board Examination with an average rating of  95.20%.

Meanwhile, a Mapuan Elspeth  May Estrada Cruz came in second with 94.20%.

[ COMPLETE LIST OF PASSERS FOR MAY 2012 CIVIL ENGINEER BOARD EXAM ]

Here is the complete List of  TOP 10  for MAY 2012 CIVIL ENGINEER LICENSURE EXAMINATION:

1 XAVIER SY LIM
DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-MANILA
95.20

2 ELSPETH MAY ESTRADA CRUZ
MAPUA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGYMANILA
94.20

3 JAKE BONN COLLANTES DUMPASAN
CENTRAL MINDANAO UNIVERSITY
93.60

4 GERALD LOBIANO PARADERO
CEBU TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITYMAIN (FOR.CSCST)
93.40

5 ANGEL NUCUP ALVAREZ JR
MAPUA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGYMANILA
92.90

6 JEROME CRUZ JASTIVA
POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-MAIN-STA. MESA
92.65

7 JOHN PAUL MEJIA GERVACIO
MAPUA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGYMANILA
92.55

CHRISTOPHER REY GUINTU GOZUM
DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-MANILA
92.55

7 LIONEL GAMBONG UY
UNIVERSITY OF MINDANAO-DAVAO CITY
92.55

8 BENJAMIN SANTOS SUAREZ
UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINESDILIMAN
92.20

9 JEROME VALOIS KATIGBAK
MAPUA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGYMANILA
91.85

10 JOHN NORMAN REYES BEREN
MAPUA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGYMANILA
91.50

VINCENT TEGERERO TEGIO
EASTERN SAMAR STATE COLLEGEBORONGAN
91.50

JOHN VINCENT SY UY
DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-MANILA
91.50

NOTHING FOLLOWS---------------
 


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