Friday, February 27, 2009

Do You Trust Your Policemen?

In general, do you think policemen are there to protect you or do you not trust policemen? Are you willing to entrust your life to them? Please explain your answer.

Tags: Police, Policemen, Military, Trust, Guardian, Protector, Peace and Order, Public, Social Order, General Welfare, Confidence

Postd by: Mel Avila Alarilla

Friday, February 20, 2009

What Is Your Favorite Pet?

What is your favorite pet? If you own one now, what is his name? Please describe how you treat your pet?

Tags: Pet, Dog, Cat, Monkey, Rabbit, Parrot, Aquarium Fish, Hamster, Raccoon, Squirrel, Lovebird, Parakeet, Bobcat, Guinea Pig, Piglet, Kid, Calf, Pony, Joey, Swan

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Bansot Rice - A Heritage of PGMA

News Feature
House to probe 'bansot' GMA rice
By Jess Diaz Updated February 17, 2009 12:00 AM

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MANILA, Philippines - Have you heard of GMA “bansot” rice?

The House committee on agriculture wants to know what it is, and the panel is launching an investigation.

Resolution 966, authored by Nueva Ecija Rep. Edno Joson, prompted the inquiry.

Joson said he has been receiving complaints from hundreds of farmers in his province about what they described as their “bansot” or undersized rice crops.

He said the problems began when farmers started using the hybrid seed SL-8, which the Department of Agriculture (DA) is distributing under its Ginintuang Masaganang Ani (GMA) program.

Among the problems farmers encountered with SL-8 seeds are premature flowering and poor growth of their palay, he said.

“Because of these, our farmers are forced to uproot the hybrid plants for replanting. They thus spend more on seeds, which drives them deeper into debt,” he added.

Joson learned that farmers pay P2,500 of the P4,000 cost of a sack of SL-8 seeds. The DA subsidizes the P1,500 balance.

The hybrid is named after its supplier, SL Agritech, whose owner Henry Lim Bon Liong is reportedly a close friend of Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap.

The company’s product is the only hybrid seed that the government subsidizes. Other suppliers and importers like Bayer and Pioneer have to sell at market prices.

Joson smells an irregularity. He said the House should ask Yap why only one supplier is receiving hundreds of millions in subsidies.

He said another problem farmers encounter is that by the time they replant other varieties after uprooting their hybrid plants, it would already be the rainy season, and they would have to contend with possible extreme weather conditions that could destroy their new crops.

He said the problems farmers are reporting have implications for the country’s rice supply.

“When the hybrid was introduced, the government told rice farmers that it entailed low production cost but would give them higher yields. Now farmers are experiencing the opposite,” he said.

He pointed out that among the country’s more than 75 provinces, Nueva Ecija is the largest rice producer.

According to reports, Yap’s department had P551 million in hybrid rice subsidy in 2004, P780 million in 2005, P1.6 billion in 2006, and P2.5 billion in 2007.

Joson said the House should determine where all these funds went.

Yap’s agency has become one of the most scandal-ridden departments.

Among other controversies, there was the P728-million fertilizer scam in 2004, the much bigger P5-billion swine lending scandal in 2004 and 2005, and a repeat of the fertilizer and farm input irregularities in 2007 and 2008.

In the fertilizer scam, funds were given to congressmen and local officials who were administration allies. The recipients in turn gave away the money to private foundations.

The same pattern of misuse of funds was repeated in 2007 and 2008.

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Sourced at Philippine Star
Written by Jess Diaz
Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
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Friday, February 13, 2009

Do You Pray To Statues and Icons of Saints or Demigods?

Do you pray to statues or icons of saints or to demigods? Do you think it is sinful to pray to them? Please explain your answer.

Tags: Prayers, Saints, Statues, Icons, Demigods, Beliefs, Traditions, Culture, Roman Catholic Church, Buddhism, Hinduism, Faith

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Repost from Crissy of Housewife at Work

Raw juice of papaya leaves, dengue fever remedy?

I received an interesting and valuable information in my inbox and though I am not a medical wizard to authenticate the issue I decided to share it with you my dear readers. It has been my practice to my kids to give them the extract of oregano leaves when they have cough and I found it effective. If this issue about the papaya leaf really works I believe it is high time that we turn our back from the old time where nothing was around except the beauty and wonders of nature.

For those who have a relevant experience about the topic or knowledge to share please feel free to leave a comment for others to know. Below is the full message:

I would like to share this interesting discovery from a classmate's son who has just recovered from dengue fever. Apparently, his son was in the critical stage at the ICU when his blood platelet count drops to 15 after 15 liters of blood transfusion.

His father was so worried that he seeks another friend's recommendation and his son was saved. He confessed to me that he gave his son raw juice of the papaya leaves. From a platelet count of 45 after 20 liters of blood transfusion, and after drinking the raw papaya leaf juice, his platelet count jumps instantly to 135. Even the doctors and nurses were surprised. After the second day he was discharged. So he asked me to pass this good news around.

Accordingly it is raw papaya leaves, 2pcs just cleaned and pound and squeeze with filter cloth. You will only get one tablespoon per leaf. So two tablespoon per serving once a day. Do not boil or cook or rinse with hot water, it will loose its strength. Only the leafy part and no stem or sap. It is very bitter and you have to swallow it like "Won Low Kat". But it works.

*Papaya Juice - Cure for Dengue*

You may have heard this elsewhere but if not I am glad to inform you that papaya juice is a natural cure for dengue fever. As dengue fever is rampant now, I think it's good to share this with all.

A friend of mine had dengue last year. It was a very serious situation for her as her platelet count had dropped to 28,000 after 3 days in hospital and water has started to fill up her lung. She had difficulty in breathing. She was only 32-year old. Doctor says there's no cure for dengue. We just have to wait for her body immune system to build up resistance against dengue and fight its own battle. She already had 2 blood transfusion and all of us were praying very hard as her platelet continued to drop since the first day she was admitted.

Fortunately her mother-in-law heard that papaya juice would help to reduce the fever and got some papaya leaves, pounded them and squeeze the juice out for her. The next day, her platelet count started to increase, her fever subside. We continued to feed her with papaya juice and she recovered after 3 days!!!

Amazing but it's true. It's believed one's body would be overheated when one is down with dengue and that also caused the patient to have fever papaya juice has cooling effect. Thus, it helps to reduce the level of heat in one's body, thus the fever will go away. I found that it's also good when one is having sore throat or suffering from heat.

Please spread the news about this as lately there are many dengue cases. It's great if such natural cure could help to ease the sufferings of dengue patients.

Furthermore it's so easily available.
Blend them, squeeze the juice, drink immediately! It's simple and miraculously

Friday, February 6, 2009

Do You Believe in Demon Possession?

Do you believe in demon possession? Do you believe that demons can actually take possession of one's body and take command of it? Please explain your answer.

Tags: Demon Possession, Exorcist, Prayer, Faith in God, Demons, Poltergeist, Ghost, Apparitions, Seance, Cults, Occult, Underworld

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A Repost From Bluebirdy



It's a wonderful life, do not ruin it by sulking! Have a pleasant disposition, laugh aloud and you will enjoy a long life in happiness.

Tags: Laughter, Smile, Wonderful World, Pleasant, Joy, Happiness, Sunshine, Wellness, Goodness, Hilarity, Wholesome

A Repost From: Bluebirdy of Life- 4 Hours At A Time

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Do You Believe in Ghost?

Do you believe in ghost? Have you ever seen one? Given the chance, would you want to see or talk to a particular ghost of a departed loved one? Please explain your answer.

Tags: Ghost, Departed Person, Dead, Soul, Spirit, Earthbound Spirit, Poltergeist, Familial Spirit, Demon, Seance, Medium

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla



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