Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Philhealth has has released the specific amounts or case rate packages available to members for certain surgical procedures and ailments such as dengue, hypertension and pneumonia. If you are a college student in Manila , you can join the 22nd National Statistics Month essay Writing Contest; guidelines can be found here. The Mayo Clinic gives these tips on how to prevent dengue. And no, fumigation does not effectively work against dengue, as pointed out by the Department of Health and as Prof Michael Tan relate in his Inquirer column a year ago. Also, don't miss reading this great New Yorker piece on the mission that killed Osama bin Laden, which reminded me of just how much I enjoyed reading Mark Bowden's Black Hawk Down.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Various announcements

VSO is looking for volunteers, 18-25 years old, who can render service in Bohol for three months and Bardford City, United Kingdom also for three months. See their page here for more information. Application forms are available at the Mayor's Office. JICA is sponsoring a training programme for young leaders. To apply, see here. The activities for the celebration of the Kasanggayahan Festival 2011 in Sorsogon have been announced and can be found here. Burugkos, Inc's will hold a Career Orientation Program for high school students in Gubat on Saturday (20 Aug) at Gubat National High School. Registration starts at 8:00 AM. It's free and open to all third year and fourth year high school students.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Blogging by Android

I have recently got an Android smartphone (my first smartphone) and I am amazed at how it keeps you connected instantly all the timw. You can twit, check on facebook, text, skype call, you name it. And apparently, you can also post blog entries through an app called Blogger-droid, which I am testing now to see if it adequately works. If it does, I hope the convenience of blogging from my phone will lure me back to the blogosphere.
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