MOTORCYCLE HELMET:Free ICC Validation and Sticker Marking until July 31,2012 Only

LTO will strictly enforce the Helmet Law starting January 2013 as mandated by the DOTC-DTI joint memorandum.
Republic Act 10054 or the Motorcycle Helmet Law of 2009 provides safety and prevent loss of lives of motorists.
The Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC), the mother agency of LTO, together with DTI and the PIA is currently holding a six months information dissemination campaign to raise public awareness regarding the Helmet Law. 
RA 10054 was enacted in July 2009 but the motorists seem to have just ignored the law which provides safety and prevent loss of lives of motorists. 
Motorists are required to bring one valid identification card for helmet verification. He said this is a requirement before the International Clearance Certificate (ICC) mark or the Philippine Standard (PS) mark is pasted on the helmet to certify such helmet has met DTI standards.
Motorists must wear a standard protective helmet every time they go out in the streets including the back riders as provided by law.
 
Standard protective motorcycle helmet that must be used by motorists.
Program of DTI (Department of Trade and Industry) for Motorcycle riders. Free ICC Validation and Sticker Marking for Motorcycle Helmet from July 23, 2012 until  July 31, 2012.
ICC Validation and Sticker Marking for Helmets of Motorcycle Riders in Metro Manila will last until July 31,2012. DTI started the ICC validation and sticker marking for helmets of motorcycle riders in NCR last July 23, 2012, for FREE, from 8:00am to 5:00pm in the following areas:

Pasay City (NCR-Area I)
Mezzanine, Roxas Strip Bldg., Roxas Blvd cor. Arnaiz Ave.

Makati City (NCR-Area II)
Ground Floor, The Atrium, Makati Avenue corner Paseo de Roxas

Mandaluyong City (NCR-Area III)
Hi-way 54 Plaza, 986 Stanford corner EDSA

Valenzuela City (NCR-Area IV)
The New City Hall Compound, MacArthur Highway, Brgy. Karuhatan

Bring the following

    Motorcycle helmet
    Any one of government-issued IDs (driver’s license, passport, etc.)
    Photocopy of government-issued ID

Helmet Law (RA# 10054)

Helmet Law (RA# 10054)
signed into law by Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in March 2010 

Whenever I commute or go out of the house, I see a lot of motorcycle riders on the street. According to the LTO they will strictly enforce the Helmet Law starting January 2013 as mandated by the DOTC-DTI joint memorandum agreement.  
I am posting the Helmet Law (RA# 10054) here as a gentle reminder to motorists to wear a standard protective helmet every time they go out in the streets including the back riders as provided by law.
The LTO’s Administrative Order for the IRR of Helmet Law (RA# 10054)
SALIENT PROVISIONS:
1. All Motorcyle riders including back riders to wear standard Helmet at all times whether long or short rides.
2. Standards for Helmets:
       a. ECE R22
       b. British Standard (BS 6658)
       c. TIS
       d. DOT
       e. JIS
       f.  SNELL
3. When buying Helmet, see to it that it has PS or ICC Marking to be sure that the Helmet is complying to the above Standards.
4. Penalties for not wearing Helmet:
     a.  Php   1,500.00 – 1st Offense
     b.  Php   3,000.00 – 2nd Offense
     c.  Php    5,000.00 – 3rd Offense
     d.  Php  10,000.00 and confiscation of driver’s license –   4th and succeeding Offenses.
5. Effectivity: 15 Days after the publication of the Administrative Order.

Source: Suzuki Bikers Fed

HOW TO COMMUTE TO LINDEN SUITES

HOW TO COMMUTE TO LINDEN SUITES
If you are coming from MRT Station at Shaw Boulevard. This is how you do it:
  • Go to the Ladies section at the front of the train
  • Ride the escalator going up
  • after you exit the MRT  turn LEFT
  • Go downstairs using the stairs on your LEFT
  • Then go out at your RIGHT
  • go down the stairs
  • walk straight ahead
  • You could either ride the jeepneys with the signage ANTIPOLO ( minimum fare is Php 15.00) or PASIG PALENGKE(Php 8.00)
  • Go down in front of ONE San Miguel Place (the building to your left when you are on your way to Pasig Palengke)
  • Cross the street towards One San Miguel Place Building/ Sykes’ HR Recruitment Center 1 San Miguel Avenue corner Shaw Boulevard Ortigas Center Pasig City.
  • Walk straight ahead until you reach Linden Suite, which is a good ten minutes leisurely walk.

BUTUAN Court of Inspiration

Court of Inspiration in Butuan

         
Bound by their desire to provide their community with its first real basketball court, locals from Barangay Ampayon in Butuan are brought together to build their own “Court of Inspiration” under the Aray Natin, Galing Natin campaign- a collaborative effort between small-town locals and Alaxan FR to construct these symbols of community and turn them into something that moves people to aim for greatness.

The spirit of Bayanihan is still alive! Kayang kaya basta sama sama!

Barangay Ampayon is just one of the many places that Alaxan FR is eyeing for the construction of Courts of Inspiration. For Visayas, the first basketball court was unveiled recently in Iloilo. Soon to rise are courts in Bacolod, Dumaguete, Tacloban, and Cebu. In Mindanao, construction will begin shortly in the communities of Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga and Saranggani.

Through these projects, the campaign aims to give members of communities in different parts of our country pride in having personally built something that doesn’t just hone their skills, but builds their character as well.

“I was impressed at people’s willingness to jump at the opportunity to serve their community at our project in Butuan and I believe I’d witness the same level of enthusiasm in the communities where succeeding Courts of Inspiration are to be built,” says Kristine Martinez, Alaxan FR Product Director.

Alaxan FR Team with Barangay Captain Samuel Allan Amante

“Maganda rin ‘to lalo na sa kabataan, para malayo sila sa mga bisyo” (This is also good for the youth, that they may be steered away from vices) says Bgy. Captain Samuel Allan Amante, who led his people into volunteering. Drug use is currently high among teens in Bgy. Ampayon, and the local government see the project as a means of sending the youth into the right direction.

Coming Home to Mandaue Foam

                                     

Your home, your imagination.

I would like to share my top three (3) great finds at Mandaue Foam.

Number one on my list is the Noka. I have always wanted to upgrade our queen size bed to a King Size bed for more space and comfort. And Noka is the perfect bed for me.Fairly priced at Php 22,000. I can say that this is my dream bed! It has a very nice headboard and close on the sides. Yes, I don’t want an open bed. It is bad Feng Shui to have an open space underneath the bed.

Everybody knew that Mandaue Foam is famous for its Hotel Quality Gala Bed Mattress. And guess what I discovered just last night? I saw on their website that Mandaue Foam came up with a new product. I could not wait to try their New Premium Latex Top Pocket Spring. They’re heavenly! I could imagine myself having a deep slumber on this mattress.Cost for 78×78 Inches is Php 32,500.00 only.

The last but definitely not the least is the Verve L-shape Sofa with Ottoman Php 17,000.00. This is a very relaxing sofa that you could use while watching Television or movies on your home theater.

If ever I get married in the future I would love to have Mandaue’s Foam products. Okay, okay, I admit, I blurted that out, after I saw this commercial from Mandaue Foam. I can’t help being nostalgic! Hays!

Mandaue Foam ‘s trademark products include its signature Flex Foam.
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Note: This is not a paid post. I am just fantasizing decorating my own home with Mandaue products. Who knows, I might get lucky and find a husband who will not only sweep me off my feet but also purchase all what I wanted above!

ONE Fighting Championship™ in Manila

ONE Fighting Championship™ in Manila
Good news to all Mixed Martial Arts fans and enthusiasts! 
What:     ONE Fighting Championship™ in Manila
When:    August 31, 2012
Time:      7:30 P.M.
Where:  SMART ARANETA COLISEUM in Quezon City, Philippines.
The largest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization in Asia, will debut in the fight capital of Asia with the largest MMA event in the history of the Philippines.
 
From Left to Right: Andrei Arlovski, Shinya Aoki, Bibiano Fernandes, OneFC CEO Victor Cui, URCC Alvin Aguilar, Gustavo Falciroli and Eduard Forlayang
What is ONE Fighting Championship™?
ONE Fighting Championship™ (http://www.onefc.com) is Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization. ONE Fighting Championship™ hosts the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions on the largest media broadcast in Asia. ONE Fighting Championship™ has partnered with ESPN STAR Sports, the number one leader in sports content, for an unprecedented 10‐year cable television deal with a coverage that spans across 24 countries in Asia. ONE Fighting Championship™ headquarters is in Singapore. 

“We have put together the greatest card in ONE FC history for our Manila event. When you put Shinya Aoki and Bibiano Fernandes on the same card, one can expect nothing less than an epic night of world‐class MMA action like Manila has never seen before. Manila is the fight capital of Asia and I want to bring the best fighters in Asia to the awesome fight‐fans of this great city. We are beyond excited to hold this incredible card in such a passionate and pride driven city.” quips Victor Cui,CEO of ONE Fighting Championship™. 

Match will be between the following:
BIBIANO “THE FLASH” FERNANDES VS GUSTAVO FALCIROLI
ANDREI “THE PIT BULL” ARLOVSKI VS SOA “THE HULK” PALELEI
ERIC “THE NATURAL” KELLY VS JENS “LIL EVIL” PULVER
The hometown Hero of the Philippines Eduard “The Landslide” Folayang is back in action.
Yes,  Eduard “The Landslide” Folayang (11‐2) is back in action at ONE FC: Pride of a Nation. The hero of the Philippines will represent his country once again on an international stage when he enters the ONE FC cage. Folayang is excited to prove why he is still one of the top fighters in the Lightweight division today.
Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki to make his ONE FC Debut.
MMA fans can look forward to watching the pride of Asian MMA, Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, make his highly‐anticipated ONE FC debut in Manila. Shinya Aoki (30‐6‐1) is the DREAM Lightweight Champion and has beaten the likes of Tatsuya Kawajiri, Marcus Aurelio and Rich Clementi. He holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu‐Jitsu and Judo which has earned him a reputation as one of the top submission specialists in the sport of MMA. Currently fighting out of Evolve MMA, the “Grandmaster of Flying Submissions” is looking forward to showcasing his skills to the Filipino fans when he debuts at ONE FC: Pride of a Nation.
 
Gustavo Falciroli is the current CFC Australia Bantamweight Champion. He earned his black belt in Brazilian Jiu‐Jitsu in 2003 and is currently on a two‐fight win streak. His last ONE FC fight captivated fans across the MMA community with his impressive rear naked choke submission victory over Soo Chul Kim in just 1:12 seconds of round one. Falciroli will be facing the biggest test of his fight career when he steps up in class against top pound for pound Bantamweight king Fernandes.
Bibiano Fernandes has an 11‐3 record with most of his fights finishing via TKO or submission and is ranked as one of the top five fighters globally in the Bantamweight division. Despite being feared for his explosive submission grappling, his last victory in DREAM against former WEC Bantamweight Champion Antonio Banuelos, ended by TKO in just 1:21 seconds of round one, proving to everyone that he was equally adept at ending fights with his fists. He is looking to make a memorable ONE FC debut when he squares off against the aggressive striker and submission wizard from Australia, Gustavo Falciroli (12‐3).  
The main event will pit the ever impressive DREAM Bantamweight Champion Bibiano Fernandes against CFC Australia Champion Gustavo Falciroli.
 

Three other great fights are already lined up for this historic night of MMA action. 

In addition to the main event, MMA fans will also have the opportunity to see the ONE FC debut of Andrei “The Pit Bull” Arlovski and Jens “Lil Evil” Pulver. Arlovski will square off against Soa Palelei and Pulver takes on the pride of the Philippines Eric “The Natural” Kelly. 
Fans can look forward to some serious action in the ONE FC heavyweight division when “The Pit Bull” arrives for the big show on 31 August. Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Arlovski (17‐9) will step into the ONE FC cage for the first time with the determination and striking ability to get him back on top of the division he once ruled. Arlovski has gone toe‐to‐toe against some of the top heavyweight fighters in the world including the likes of Tim Sylvia, Fabrico Werdum and Fedor Emelianenko. Expect Arlovski to bring hard hitting action when he looks to continue his winning streak against Soa Palelei.

Two of the most skilled strikers in the ONE FC Featherweight division will battle it out in what is guaranteed to be a fast paced slug fest. Former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver will battle the pride of the Philippines Eric Kelly. In his first appearance in the ONE FC cage, Pulver will look to impress Asian MMA fans with a decisive victory over the rising star Kelly. Coming off an impressive unanimous decision victory over Bae Young Kwon at ONE FC: Destiny of Warriors, Kelly will do everything in his power to maintain his unbeaten fight record and turn Pulver’s dream debut into a nightmare. Pulver is Kelly’s toughest test so far but Kelly will have the advantage of home crowd support at the SMART
Araneta Coliseum.

For more updates, log on to www.ONEFC.com

Tickets for ONE FC: Pride of a Nation are on sale now through TicketNet at www.ticketnet.com.ph or at all TicketNet outlets located at the SM department store customer service area and at the SMART Araneta Coliseum ticket booth. 
For inquiries and reservations, please call +63 911 5555. Tickets are priced at Php 4,500 for VIP experience seating that includes exclusive Red Carpet entrance as well as access to the VIP lounge, followed by Php 2,000, Php 1,000, Php 650, Php 500 and Php 200 respectively.

BE DESPERATE….NOT

Be desperate….NOT!
We all have problems, burdens, fears, issues, you name it…we all have it. Each one of us has different versions of our stories. All of us has our own share of heartaches, longings and desires.
 
Before you go on with your story about all your problems, please stop. Be still and listen…please read first…
Relax! God is in charge of the situation and God loves you so much. It is only God’s love that will make you have peace in your heart.
Be still and know that GOD is always there for you. God takes most of our load. Don’t be too fearful. This is the kind of God we all have. God is in charge and he loves us.

For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.-Deuteronomy 20:4

So just do your best shot and let God do the rest!

You must remember that you are so valuable in the eyes of God. You have a bottomless pit of Worth because you are a child of God. Made in the image and likeness of God.
Do not be desperate for anything else in this world. For we are God’s precious child. Imagine God singing this to you… Yes! You! The most wonderful being,God’s beautiful child that God loves so much!

Child, you are, more precious than silver
Child, you are, more costly than gold
Child you are, more beautiful as diamonds
and nothing I desire compares to you…

When I heard Bo Sanchez singing these lines. It hit me hard right into my heart. I cried, with the realization that all my issues, fears and problems are no match to God. We can’t win God’s love anymore because He loves us already.
No one can compare to the love of God. He gave up His precious son, the darling of heaven and the universe…just because He loves us so, so much.
More Precious Than Silver
Words and Music by Lynn Deshazo
© 1982 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music

                        Lord, You are more precious than silver.
                        Lord, You are more costly than gold.
                        Lord, You are more beautiful than diamonds,
                        And nothing I desire compares to You.

                        Lord, Your Love is higher than mountains.
                        Lord, Your Love is deeper than seas.
                        Lord, Your Love encompasses the nations,
                        And yet, You live right here inside of me!

                        Who can weigh the value of knowing You?
                        Who can judge the worth of who You are?
                        Who can count the blessings of loving You?
                        Who can say just how great You are?

                        Lord, You are more precious than silver.
                        Lord, You are more costly than gold.
                        Lord, You are more beautiful than diamonds,
                        And nothing I desire compares to You.

                        And nothing I desire compares to You.