PALAWAN----The Last Frontier

===The Island of Palawan===

Palawan is an island province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region.
Its capital is Puerto Princesa City, and it is the largest province in the country in
terms of total area of jurisdiction. The islands of Palawan stretch from Mindoro in
the northeast to Borneo in the southwest. It lies between the South China Sea and
the Sulu Sea. The province is named after its largest island, Palawan Island,
measuring 450 kilometers (280 mi) long, and 50 kilometers (31 mi) wide.Palawan is composed of the long and narrow Palawan Island, plus a number of other
smaller islands surrounding the main island. The Calamianes Group of Islands, to
the northwest consists of Busuanga Island, Culion Island, and Coron Island.
Durangan Island almost touches the westernmost part of Palawan Island, while
Balabac Island is located off the southern tip, separated from Borneo by the
Balabac Strait. In addition, Palawan covers the Cuyo Islands in the Sulu Sea. The
disputed Spratly Islands, located a few hundred kilometers to the west is
considered part of Palawan by the Philippines, and is locally called the Kalayaan
Group of Islands.Palawan's almost 2,000 kilometers (1,200 mi) of irregular coastline are dotted with
roughly 1,780 islands and islets, rocky coves, and sugar-white sandy beaches. It
also harbors a vast stretch of virgin forests that carpet its chain of mountain
ranges. The mountain heights average 3,500 feet (1,100 m) in altitude, with the
highest peak rising to 6,843 feet (2,086 m)[4] at Mount Mantalingahan. The vast
mountain areas are the source of valuable timber. The terrain is a mix of coastal
plain, craggy foothills, valley deltas, and heavy forest interspersed with riverine
arteries that serve as irrigation.



I was born in Brooke's Point,Palawan and I'm proud to be a Palawena. My Father was originally from Iloilo City while my mother was from Pangasinan. My parents met in Palawan since their families migrated there. Since my father's family is from the City they found the place so boring. Eventually they realized that Palawan is a very nice place. It is rich with natural resources...the land of wonderful people, azure sky and white beaches...I can't wait to visit my hometown...

I took some pics last September 2009 and i want to share it with you...

This is the Puerto Princesa Airport...

I'll be posting more pictures soon...=D

Feels Like Home - Chantal Kreviazuk

Nothing beats the feeling of being "home". Exams are over, take a break for a moment. Come sing with me guys. =)
Feels Like Home
Chantal Kreviazuk

There's something in your eyes
Makes me wanna lose my self,
Makes me wanna lose myself in your heart,
There's something in your voice
That makes my heart beat fast
Hope this feeling lasts
For the rest of my life

If you knew how lonely
My life has been
And how long I've been so alone
And if you knew how I wanted someone to come along
And change my life the way you've done

It feels like home to me
It feels like home to me
It feels like I'm all the way back where I come from
It feels like home to me
It feels like home to me
It feels like I'm all the way back where I belong

A window breaks down on lumdard street
And a siren rings in the night
But I'm all right cuz I have you here with me,
And I can almost see through the dark there is light

Well if you knew how much this moment means to me
And how long I've waited for your touch
And if you knew how happy you are making me
I never thought that I'd love anyone so much

It feels like home to me
It feels like home to me
It feels like I'm all the way back where I come from
It feels like home to me
It feels like home to me
It feels like I'm all the way back where I belong

It feels like I'm all the way back where I belong.

Killer Quake in Chile triggers Tsunami in the Philippines

The 8.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Chile 3:34 a.m. Saturday (2:34 p.m. Saturday in Manila) triggered the Tsunami Alert Level 1 here in the Philippines. Update as of February 28, 2010, RP is still under Tsunami Alert Level 1.

As per Phivolcs, the tsunami alert is a part of the Standard Operating Procedure. Moreover, the residents in part of the eastern coastlines of the country which could be possibly hit with this tsunami are advised to always be prepared for evacuation. Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) director Renato Solidum announced that the Chile quake generated waves which is currently traversing the Pacific now.

An image generated by the US' National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center shows the projected tsunami travel times following a 8.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked Chile early February 27, 2010. A massive magnitude-8.8 earthquake struck south-central Chile early on Saturday, triggering a tsunami and rattling buildings in the capital Santiago. via Yahoo! News

PHIVOLCS warning also includes that if the quake generated a strong amount of force, it may be expected to hit coastlines of the Philippines between 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The 19 areas of concern identified by PHIVOLCS

  • Batanes Group of Islands
  • Cagayan
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Isabela
  • Quezon
  • Aurora
  • Camarines Norte
  • Camarines Sur
  • Albay
  • Catanduanes
  • Sorsogon
  • Northern Samar
  • Eastern Samar
  • Leyte
  • Southern Leyte
  • Surigao del Norte
  • Surigao del Sur
  • Davao Oriental
  • Davao del Sur

  • View Chile Earthquake in a larger map

    February 28, 2010 10:53AM UPDATE

    PHIVOLCS raised the Tsunami alert to LEVEL 2. For more details, visit

    When It is TIME to shutdown your COMPUTER

    "I keep checking on my wall posts. I love the status updates. I can't stop clicking on t he like button. I could not resist to comment on your posts." - Few of the reasons why people love Facebook so much. Well, this blog post is not only about Facebook. The online social network is on its highest level now. Twitter, Tumblr, MySpace, you name it. But wait, this is not just about the social networking sites. Its everything that revolves around the "INTERNET".

    I believe that that too much of a thing is not good. So we better start into getting things under control.

    Here's a list of when to cut back on these web habits.

    1. Exams! - For the students, yes, believe it or not but you gotta stop instant messaging your bff about the latest trend on fashion when its time for you to review! Nothing is more important than passing your Final exams rather than checking on your crops if they can already be harvested on Farmville. Not unless your crops can be converted into cash and you can use it to pay for your tuition fee? Hmm

    2. Commitments - Stop procrastinating. Wait, you are not procrastinating. Because if you are, you will just sit around the corner and do NOTHING. Guess what, you have an appointment with your dentist at 8 in the morning and here you are, slump sitting in front of your computer, wearing your pajamas and watching ENDLESS clips on YouTube! You gotta move now before your tooth arrives first in the clinic before you!

    3. Rest day - Do you remember the last time you spent an internet-free day? I am thinking not.

    This list could grow into a dozen more. But as what I've mentioned, too much is not good. Learn how to control things. You got responsibilities people. Not only to others but to your self as well. You don't want to get your work jeopardized because your boss caught you changing the uniform of your chef in Restaurant City at the middle of your shift, do you?

    I would love to hear your thoughts on this. If you can also add some more to the list, just comment back and this would be a great help to others struggling to fight the internet addiction!


    How to Pass Exams

    Let's face it, you can't sit around on your laurels for a whole year. Most of the year, sure, but the whole year, never. (Unless you're an arts major of course)

    The day before your exams, you're going to start worrying. And you won't be alone! Psychologists the world over are all-too familiar with the upset, which in professional circles is known as the: "Pre-Exam, Oh-Shit-I'm-going- to-FAIL-and-Dad's-going-to-take-back-the-money-he-lent-me-for-the-Woody Station Wagon (as seen in 8 is enough) Trauma", but is more commonly known by the layman as "The Pre-exam Sweats". As a condition, P.E.S. is fairly simple to treat, but the side effects of massive alcohol indulgence can be a bit of a trial for some people. The most common reason that people seem to encounter this problem is that they have a vision of what their life will be like once they FAIL their course: being on the dole or having a job roadsweeping or something - an Arts-Graduate success story in other words. The fear of ending up like this virtually paralyses the poor student, and before they know what's happened, the exam's are over and they can't remember the last few weeks, except maybe there was this person in a white coat who gave them a hat with wires on it that was nice and warm, but they really aren't too sure...

    To combat this, OBVIOUSLY prevention is better than a cure, so I suggest this:


    There are a lot of hidden advantages to this:
    - You stop worrying about taking the exam.
    - You won't actually FAIL the exam as such
    - You can pretend you're a carrot. [This last option, is of course only a reserve, and should not be tried at home, especially around tea-time]

    Not turning up to the exam is a good implementation of this idea, but a far better one is to throw what's known in the trade as a "sickie" If you do this however, you have to be really prepared to do the job properly, and that's what I intend to concentrate on here today.

    For a good attempt, you're going to have to put some time into it, so it's no use having a last minute couple of castor-oil curries and turning up to the exam with a bag of sloppy turd. You need a REAL disease, something that the makes people really feel sorry for you. The one I always use is Terminal Nonspecific Syphillitic Glandular Halitotic Miophritus. With a name like that, you either get Aegrotat or an Honorary Masters in English. Get those words on a Doctors Certificate and you'll be in like Gin. So first you need a Certificate...

    How to fake the Doctors Cert.
    Next time you're at the doctor, fake a faint, and when the doctor goes out to get a nurse (Doctors are notorious for not being able to deal with real conditions, just symptoms) grab a fistful of the med-centre letterhead papers. By the time the doctor and nurse get back you're halfway across town in your lurex strides and no-one's the wiser.

    Grab a typewriter and type at the top of the page "Medical Certificate of Illness for [Your Name] Incapacitating them from Normal Study & Examinations". Once that bit is typed, get a close relative with parkinsons or epilepsy to write on the page, using words like Terminal.. Non-Specific.. as in my fake illness before. This should avoid the common mistake of making the form legible, because 1. Doctors can't write legibly, and 2. No-one will ever be able to make out what the illness is and therefore not be able to look it up.

    This certificate will work like a charm in most situations, especially when you scribble a little more legibly "Five days to live" and "Declining Vision and Bowel Control" at the bottom etc. To perfect the ploy, hand the med cert in PERSONALLY and just appear to be a little tired (a good way of effecting this is to go out on the booze the night before to celebrate your passing of course) Pass your cert over and say, "Here's my certificate, my eyes are a bit stuffed and I can't actually read what it says. The doctor said to bring it in as soon as possible, but I haven't been feeling well the last couple of days..." They will get to the bit about five days to live, look at the date at the top of the certificate (back date it so that today is the fourth day) and ask you how much the doctor told you (to which you say "Oh, he just spoke to my folks about it, so I'm not really sure as yet. It's probably nothing") Their cold heart will be bleeding tomato sauce at this point thinking to themselves "The poor bastard doesn't know!" so now you put the screws on, to add a bit of impetus to your application. You say: "Actually, I'm feeling quite tired, I just feel like I could lay down here and sleep forever."

    THAT'S the clincher, they might be a cold heartless bastard that would burn their relatives at the stake to get a TV grant, but one thing they definitely do NOT want is some student 'popping-their-clogs' in their office!

    So you put the final screws on and wait until they actually say it's ok (and get it in writing to say so: "Mum just wants me to prove that I passed for some reason, she said I HAD to come today, I wanted to stay home and sleep, I'm just so tired [yawn] ... My this chair's comfortable, I could sit here forever..." (they just about pass out as you close your eyes.) )

    And Voila! your Cert is signed. (Remember your stuffed eyes so bring the paper up real close to make sure that the buggers are not trying to trap you.)

    You will leave victorious!!! (You come back next year with a "LOURDS" luggage label on the old backpack and all is explained. (Peice of the Proverbial))

    So that's it, how to take on the system and win one more time - Cheers!

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    More to come!

    How to Recover from Bad Break Up...


    In this article we are going to talk about the top 3 ways to recover from a bad break up. If you've ever been dumped, or simply been on the bad end of a bad split from someone you've really loved, you know how difficult it can be to move on, right? It's true, and for the vast majority of us, we are all going to go through at least one major trauma related to a relationship in our lives. It's sad, a bit scary - but completely unavoidable if you love hard and completely.

    So what is the best way to recover when the inevitable hits? Well, everyone has their own preferred way of healing, but there are universal laws that work incredibly well for anyone who NEEDS to pick themselves up after a bad fall.

    - Give Back! This is my favorite approach to recovery, because it helps you while doing good in the community. Get involved with a charity, or a non profit. Often helping others less fortunate than yourself is a fantastic way of getting a better perspective on your own problems as well!

    - Write it Down: Some of the best artists, poets and creative geniuses throughout history have used their own personal pain as a catalyst for personal transformation. Writing is a very therapeutic exercise, and will give you a wonderful window into both your own psyche, as well as that of the person you've lost. Very healing indeed!

    - Open Up: Many of us are so closed off from the rest of the world, our friends, family and even ourselves, that opening up and sharing your hurt can be a completely revelatory experience. Let yourself be vulnerable..and open up to close family and friends with complete transparency. Rather than subjecting yourself to more pain, you will probably find it an incredibly bonding, and truly beneficial experience to boot! (Many of our readers, including myself, have forged very powerful relationships through this exercise for sure).

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