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2016 President is Ferdinand “Bong Bong” Marcos, Jr.

Senator Bong Bong MarcosFerdinand “Bong Bong” Marcos, Jr. is 2016 president of the Philippines.  That is at least if the result of the’s survey were to manifest itself into reality.  According to the website, which does a survey and ranking of different subjects, the son of the former President Marcos ranks #1, out of 5,330 netizens or online voters, followed closely by the feisty but brilliant Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago.  A distant third is Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, and former senator Richard “Dick” Gordon is a distant fourth; even more distant in 5th is former presidential candidate Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro, Jr.

Senator Miriam Defensor SantiagoThe survey asks the question: Who is your most trusted to become our next Philippine President ‘2016?  One would expect Vice President Jejomar Binay to rank higher, but he only comes in a distant 7th, with current President Aquino in 6th if he could be re-elected.  Rounding up the top 10 are Senator Chiz Escudero, Secretary Mar Roxas, and former senator Panfilo Lacson in 8th, 9th, and 10th respectively.  With the Filipino’s affinity for showbiz and actors/athletes as politicians, there are three who made the top 20: Governor Vilma Santos (#11), former president Joseph Estrada (#14), and Manny Pacquiao (#20).

Do you like the results of this survey?  Do you think Bong Bong Marcos would make the best president out of all these possible candidates?


Eating Human and Babies in China: Truth or Hoax

I’m not gonna lie.  When I was scrolling down my Facebook Feed and saw this image, I almost threw up.  My initial response was that of disgust.


This is the description posted on the photo:

Nakita ko sa isang site tong mga pictures nato. nakakaiyak! -.- SINUNDAN ko ng sinundan hanggang nalaman kong sinasadya pala nilang mabuntis para pag sumapit na ang 2-3 buwan ay sadyang ipapalaglag na nila yung bata tapos ibebenta para kainin. masakit isipin na walang kamuwang muwang ang batang ito para gawin sakanya ang mga ganung bagay. hindi natin alam kung ano ang maari nilang gawin para mapaunlad pa ang ating lipunan para sa mga susunod na henerasyon. masakit isipin na pinagkaitan sila ng buhay ng kanilang mga nagulang na walang inintindi kundi ang magpasarap at magpayaman intindihin ang sarili at hindi na inisip na nakakapatay na sila. -.- </3 RIP ANGELS!

This is REALITY !
Sa bansang China po ito.

Watch this.

This image has gone viral as it has gotten nearly 15,000 shares.  Of course, like most of you, I don’t believe everything I see on the internet.  Before we judge, we should have enough knowledge or information first.  So I tried to click on the Youtube link posted above to no avail.  A quick Google search yielded this information on Wikipedia:

Child cannibalism or fetal cannibalism describes the act of eating a child or fetus. Controversy was sparked when images showing what appeared to be human fetuses were being published in China. Reports later explained that the images were part of an artist’s exhibition (Zhu Yu) and was not a real fetus but just to be in a contemporary artwork, although Zhu claimed otherwise. [1] The artwork is called “Eating people” and was made to protest against cannibalism.[2]

The human being is very visual and emotional.  Sometimes, we quickly judge because of what our eyes and feelings tells us.  This can be dangerous because we may wrongly judge or accuse others.  At this time, I don’t have enough information except these three things: one, the image is quite grotesque and disturbing, two, it may not be as what it seems, and three, I need to get more information about this topic.

How to Make a Woman Happy

ImageThey say that a woman is so emotional that it is definitely very difficult to please her.  She can swing from one mood to another in the blink of an eye.  In fact, she can change her mind in an instant, and there goes the plan.  On the other hand, a man relies less on his emotion, so it is so much easier to please him.  Simple mind, simple pleasures.  Do you agree?

I found this on my FB News Feed (Rural Recordsz), and it might shed some light on this issue.


  1. Feed him.
  2. Sleep with him.
  3. Leave him with peace
  4. Don’t check his phone
  5. Don’t bother him with his movements.

HOW TO MAKE A WOMAN HAPPY.  To make a woman happy, a man only needs to be:

  1. a friend
  2. a companion
  3. a lover
  4. a brother
  5. a father
  6. a master
  7. a chef
  8. an electrician
  9. a plumber
  10. a mechanic
  11. a carpenter
  12. a decorator
  13. a stylist
  14. a sexologist
  15. a gynecologist
  16. a psychologist
  17. a pest exterminator
  18. a psychiatrist
  19. a healer
  20. a good listener
  21. an organizer
  22. a good father
  23. very clean
  24. sympathetic
  25. athletic
  26. warm
  27. attentive
  28. gallant
  29. intelligent
  30. funny
  31. creative
  32. tender
  33. strong
  34. understanding
  35. tolerant
  36. prudent
  37. ambitious
  38. capable
  39. courageous
  40. determined
  41. true
  42. dependable
  43. passionate
  45. give her compliments regularly
  46. Go shopping with her
  47. be honest
  48. be very rich
  49. not stress her out
  50. not look at other girls
  52. give her lots of attention
  53. give her lots of time, especially time for herself
  54. give her lots of space, never worrying about where she goes.
  56. never forget *birthdays *anniversaries *valentine *arrangements she makes.


When Selfies Go Too Far

Many people have become increasingly irritated by the “selfie phenomenon.”  As more and more people easily acquire smartphones, the selfie has become the favorite past time of many.  I, for one, take a lot of selfies, and I used them for marketing purposes.  So as not to annoy those who follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, I do my best to post a selfie that I think might not offend.  With my self-portraits, I mix in some quotes, especially by Paulo Coelho, my family, and friends, selfies of food and places.  Sometimes, I am guilty, and I post a topless picture of me once in a while.  Haha.

However, I have seen some selfies that are mind-boggling, and some downright tactless.  Just an hour ago, I saw on my Facebook news feed a selfie that truly stupefied me.  Here it is:

Tactless Selfie
According to the photo’s description, the girl is taking a “selfie” with her dead brother.  To some people, this may be perfectly okay.  For me, however, something is not right.

What do you think?  Do you think some selfies just go too far?  Would you pose and take a selfie with your loved ones who just passed away?  What are your opinions?

PS Bank Doesn’t Know its Own Paypal Bank Code

So I was trying to withdraw money from my Paypal account to my PS Bank account.  In order to this, I need to input the “bank code” of PS Bank on the online request form of Paypal.  One of our staff members at The American Institute called PS Bank, and we were given the usual bank customer service run-around.  Basically, they did not know it.  It’s really surprising that even the bank itself would not know their own bank codes.  Perhaps the CSR was not trained properly.  So we called again, and another CSR did not have an answer.

Fortunately, we are tech savvy, and in a few minutes on Google, we found the answer.  It seems that Metro Bank and PS Bank share the same bank code.  Here it is: 010269996.

Christmas Parties in the Philippines

ChristmasBallsChristmas is upon us, and the malls are full of sales, the streets are bright with lights, and the relatives are returning home.

Christmas is a time of giving, receiving, sharing, and of course, celebrating.  As many companies will be celebrating their corporate Christmas parties, we at The American Institute will celebrate ours with a special twist: A Masquerade Christmas.  Every year, we have a different theme: from Red Carpet Movie Premier to this year’s Masquerade Ball.  We are a very open community, and if you would like to meet new friends, you may join us. The information can be found here:

Rosdom, Vin, Leah, and Chris
Rosdom, Vin, Leah, and Chris

How are you celebrating your Christmas?  For many who have loved ones abroad, Christmas is the time of reunion.  Coming home and seeing your parents, brothers, and sisters can be the best gift of all.  This year, my family from Las Vegas is visiting, and we are spending our Christmas season together in Ilocos Norte.  This is the first time that we are reunited as one in over eight years.  It is one of the happiest moments of my life.  The best gift of them all is the gift of family.  Advanced Merry Christmas to your and your family.

Can Anne Curtis Buy You and Your Friends?

Ann Curtis“I can buy you, your friends, and this club,” shouts a drunk Ann Curtis to model/host Phoemela Baranda at a recent incident at Prive, an upscale club at The Fort in Taguig.  This incident has been reported by many online news medias.  I found this situation very interesting because Anne Curtis is a bona-fide celebrity here in the Philippines, and she has many fans who look up to her.  Secondly, I found it interesting because she endorses a cheap alcohol called GSM, and her tirade came out as a result of her drunkenness, according to reports.  Here are some lessons we should learn from this incident:

  1. Drink in moderation.
  2. Do not attempt to buy people.
  3. Do not attempt to buy people’s friends.
  4. It is okay to buy a club.  Heck, buy the Trump Tower, if you can.

On Facebook, Mysan Mia says, “Alcohol acts as a sedative on the central nervous system, resulting to impaired speech, vision, coordination, and concentration. Part of the brain it affects the most is the part responsible for behavior and emotion. The sense of judgment is weakened, and speaking the mind doesn’t seem so bad. Feeling braver since the socially trained safety-stops or filters are sidestepped. This explained why drunken people think they’re OK to drive.”