Why I Avoid Discussing Philippine Election Related Topics

Backstory: I discussed the 3 reasons below to some twitter friends, when they asked for my comment on the automated election system. I jokingly said that I have a personally-imposed “gag order” on the specific issue 🙂 but sent them some personal notes explaining my reason. As the 2016 election day draws near, I reflected… Continue reading Why I Avoid Discussing Philippine Election Related Topics

B Drivers of Manila: Toyota Innova In Trinoma

Second post for the B Drivers of Manila series will be this Toyota Innova in Trinoma Parking Lot entrance. This Toyota Innova (plate number AAP 5166) teaches us how to “cut” and enter the parking lot “courteously”. I am just happy I acted cool that day or else… hehehe. The Trinoma parking guard noticed that… Continue reading B Drivers of Manila: Toyota Innova In Trinoma

SMS Scam: Roaming Number Charges, Send 200 to 808 Scam

Got this sms spam and scam… Basically it says that my account was charged with 200 pesos because I called and texted a roaming number. And to cancel this 200 pesos “charged” to my account, I need to send message to 808 containing a specified number (09120009743 in my case) <space> 200, and reply to… Continue reading SMS Scam: Roaming Number Charges, Send 200 to 808 Scam

July 17, 2015, Friday is a Holiday in the Philippines

Its official! July 17, 2015, Friday, is a holiday in the Philippines for the EID’L FITR (Feast of Ramadhan). Malacanang announced this today and posted it in the official gov.ph website. Quoting the website:   Proclamation No. 1070, s. 2015 Signed on July 6, 2015 MALACAÑAN PALACE MANILA PROCLAMATION NO. 1070 DECLARING FRIDAY, 17 JULY… Continue reading July 17, 2015, Friday is a Holiday in the Philippines

Sam Mendoza SMS Scam 2015… Still alive and kicking

I receive several reports that a certain Sam is making some SMS Scam rounds again this year. Background: Several years ago I created a blog post awareness about an SMS Scam featuring one Sam Mendoza. She patterned it from a similar scam a year before (the Marie Velasco SMS Scam in 2009). That blog post… Continue reading Sam Mendoza SMS Scam 2015… Still alive and kicking