Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Hi Guys,

This is to advise you that you may encounter traffic build-up on the Northbound lane of EDSA due to an incident today.

The details of the incident are still being determined at this point but it has been confirmed that an explosive detonated inside a passenger bus at the corner of EDSA and Buendia (northbound) early this afternoon. 

Investigators are still at the scene.  Please assume that traffic will be affected as they continue their investigation.

Likewise, please take precautionary measures.


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer for Grandparents

Lord Jesus,
you were born of the Virgin Mary,
the daughter of Saints Joachim and Anne.
Look with love on grandparents the world over.
Protect them! They are a source of enrichment
for families, for the Church and for all of society.
Support them! As they grow older,
may they continue to be for their families
strong pillars of Gospel faith,
guardian of noble domestic ideals,
living treasuries of sound religious traditions.
Make them teachers of wisdom and courage,
that they may pass on to future generations the fruits
of their mature human and spiritual experience.
Lord Jesus,
help families and society
to value the presence and roles of grandparents.
May they never be ignored or excluded,
but always encounter respect and love.
Help them to live serenely and to feel welcomed
in all the years of life which you give them.
Mary, Mother of all the living,
keep grandparents constantly in your care,
accompany them on their earthly pilgrimage,
and by your prayers, grant that all families
may one day be reunited in our heavenly homeland,
where you await all humanity for the great
embrace of life without end. Amen!

Friday, November 26, 2010

WARNING! Bird flu or Avian Influenza

Bird flu or Avian Influenza is a contagious disease of birds ranging from mild to severe form of illness.

The outbreaks affecting some Asian countries caused by influenza A/H5N1 virus may also cause severe infection in humans.

Bird Flu is transmitted to humans through inhalation or contamination with infected discharges or feces of sick chicken.

Signs and Symptoms
  • Fever
  • Body weakness or muscle pain
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Sore eyes and/or diarrhea
  • In severe cases, difficulty of breathing in a week’s time from onset

Treatment of Bird Flu in humans is the same as the treatment for other influenza viruses. Antiviral drugs like Oseltamivir halt the progress of the illness if given within the first two days from the onset of fever.

  • Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water before and after handling live and dressed chicken.
  • Cook chicken thoroughly.
  • Do not put live chicken, ducks, and pigs together in one cage or pen area.
  • Do not catch, get near or keep in captivity wild birds.
  • Do not handle sick or dead birds with bare hands. Use facial masks, goggles, and gloves or plastic material for the hands.
  • Report to the nearest agricultural or veterinary office any unusual death or illness of chicken and other birds.
  • Report to the nearest local health centers any case of respiratory illness with history of exposure to sick chickens and other birds.