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Typhoon Parma Approaches

After typhoon KETSANA or ONDOY (local name) has passed just a week ago, another typhoon has just entered the Philippines.

Typhoon PARMA or PEPENG (local name) is now rated as a super typhoon, category 4. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) typhoon PARMA has winds which reaches up to 195 kph and gustiness up to 230 kph.

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Who is the MONKEY now..

A lot has be going lately around and one of the biggest thing that happened is that a typhoon named Ketsana (international name) or Ondoy (local name here in the Philippines) just hit our country last week.

Maybe some of you have already seen videos through the news or even in youtube (you can search typhoon Ondoy to view some of these) and maybe heard that a lot of property had been destroyed and washed away. Our country even suffered deaths.

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Disney buys Marvel for $4 Billion

Publisher of Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men comics agrees to buyout offer from multimedia giant behind Mickey Mouse, ABC, Miramax, and more.

The Magic Kingdom will soon see an influx of immigrants, as The Walt Disney Company today announced an agreement with Marvel Entertainment to acquire the comic publisher and its stable of over 5,000 characters. The deal is valued at $4 billion in cash and Disney stock.

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Pirate Bay Shuts Down (Updated)

the-pirate-bay-logoWell this is a news everyone would find interesting. With several attempts to take down this mighty torrent site, they really have done it. (but for how long..)

Stockholm, Sweden: One of its district courts have taken action to bring down one of the famous public tracker living on the internet.

Even though some of its owners lost from a recent court trial, the pirate bay didn’t go down, but continued it’s services.

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EDITORIAL – Cops who can’t shoot straight

copsNearly 90 percent of the 125,000 members of the Philippine National Police failed a firearms proficiency test, according to the National Police Commission. That story would be laughable if it didn’t have dire consequences for law enforcement.

Cops who can’t shoot straight lose out to crooks who can. Cops who can’t shoot straight end up shooting dead both hostage taker and the hostage. Cops who can’t hit their targets end up hitting innocent civilians instead, as in the case of the policemen who shot and killed an overseas Filipino worker on vacation in Manila together with his daughter. Father and daughter had the misfortune of getting in the way of a running gun battle between cops and a gang of suspected criminals in southern Metro Manila. Those cops, who were legitimately pursuing suspected crooks, would have been spared from an ongoing investigation and their possible expulsion from the police force if they could use their firearms properly.

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Only In The Philippines

Yeah it is just really in the Philippines, where holidays are moved, instead of this coming April 9, which Philippines celebrates; “Araw ng Kagitingan” (Day of Valor) a holiday which we commemorates the fall of Bataan during World War II. Although President Gloria Macpagal-Arroyo moved it to April 6 to create a long weekend.

And again more holidays to come for the Philippines.

MANILA, Philippines – President Arroyo has declared Nov. 27 and 28 as non-working holidays in line with the celebration of the Eid’l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice), the culmination of Harirya Hajj or the pilgrimage to Mecca.

Mrs. Arroyo, on the eve of her 62nd birthday celebration, made the declaration after consultation with Saudi Arabian ambassador Mohammad Ameen Wali.

Eid’l Adha is the second major Islamic festival celebrated by 10 million Filipino Muslims in the country.

The first Muslim festival, Eid’l Fitr or the “Festival of Breaking Fast”, is celebrated two months earlier.

Source: Yahoo

There were other holidays that were also moved in the past year. Is this right for a country? Maybe even Christmas Day and New Years Day will also be moved in the coming years who knows. Maybe there will also be an Arroyo Day before the presidents term will be over.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine – P2P Leaked

wolverineOne of the most awaited movies this year, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, has been seen leaked on the most popular (illegal) p2p network. The movie was supposed to be on theaters in May 1 this year. But pirates from an unknown source, got a workprint on the movie. Workprint which means the movie is incomplete and is still being furnished and polished before it has to be released. The leaked movie, will definitely not be the one that will be shown on theaters, but most of its parts will be there.

Somehow a member or members of the group (the X-Men Origins Wolverine staff) who had access to the records are the suspects on this movie leakage. This is just to see that pirates not only come from the outside of the industries, but inside as well. I don’t know what 20th Century Fox has to say about this, but i know that i really ruined their day bigtime. The company is tracking down and removing the leaked content from the internet.

This has really been an April Fools Day true story of the year.