TESDA ONLINE PROGRAM, FREE ONLINE COURSES NO TUITION FEE FOR FILIPINOS

Learning with the help of the internet makes everything so convenient. You don’t need to travel to/from school, no need to shell out money to commute and no need to face traffic every morning!

Good news! Tesda now offers free Online Courses (no tuition fee training) to Filipino Citizens.

The TESDA Online Program (TOP) is created for EVERYONE who would like to develop their technical skills -open for students, out-of-school youths, unemployed, workers, professionals, Overseas Filipino Workers.

Here’s the list of Tesda Online Courses that has no Tuition Fee:

Information Technology
Animation (3D Digital)
Basic Computer Operation
CAM / CAD operation
Computer Hardware Servicing
Web Development using HTML5 and CSS3

Tourism
Food and Beverage Servicing
Waiter Servicing
Room Attendant Servicing
Bus Boy Servicing

Housekeeping
Guest Room Attendant Servicing
Valet Servicing
Public Area Attendant Servicing
Laundry Servicing

Electronics
Cellphone Servicing
Solar Night Light Assembly

Agriculture
Fruit Grower

Automotive
Automotive Battery Servicing
Diesel Engine tune Up

Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition
Packaged Air Conditioner Unit Servicing

Trainers Methodology I
Facilitate Learning Session

Trainers Methodology II
Curriculum Development

Massage
Swedish Massage

Again, LIBRE po ito. What are you waiting for! Enroll now and register an account here –> http://e-tesda.gov.ph

Email etesdapmo@yahoo.com or call +632 – 3837839 for more questions.

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Construction of MRT7 To Begin Before 2014 Ends

Finally! Here’s good news for everyone, after years of delay, MRT 7 will begin its construction soon, hopefully before this year ends.

It’s a 22.8-kilometer train line with 14 stations which will start at Tala, Caloocan City, and pass through Lagro and Fairview, Novaliches, Batasan, Diliman, PHILCOA, before ending at EDSA corner North Avenue in Quezon City.

The proposed train project is expected to serve 2 million commuters.

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If you guys are planning to buy a property, please consider San Jose Del Monte City, Bulacan — flood free, affordable and accessible! Check out my other website to see the available low cost housing in San Jose del Monte Bulacan (yes, I am a part-time this that and more!!!haha). I’ve been there a couple of times and I tell you San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan is the next mega city in the Philippines. The progress is backed-up by well known developers like Ayala Land, SM Development Group and San Miguel Corporation.

Currently, these are the existing projects in San Jose del Monte:

Colinas Verdes – A subdivision with Country Club
Altaraza – A commercial and residential complex currently being built by Ayala Land
MRT City – With SM Mall and BUS Terminal
Savano Park – A commercial area currently under construction in front of Altaraza
ABS-CBN SoundStage – The Hollywood of the Philippines
Expansion of Alat Bridge – The bridge that connects Caloocan and San Jose del Monte are being expanded to sport a 4 line hiway.

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Valenzuela City School of Mathematics and Science (VALMASCI)

Welcome to the Valenzuela City School of Mathematics and Science, where Valenzuela City nurtures its future.

The new campus of Valenzuela City School of Mathematics and Science in A. Pablo Street, Brgy. Malinta, Aug. 26, 2014. PHOTO BY MARK CAYABYAB/VALENZUELA CITY PIO

From the old science high school, having only 13 classroom and one science laboratory, the new Valenzuela City School of Mathematics and Science is equipped with 20 spacious classrooms which will only hold from 35 to 40 students per section.

This four-storey, 20-classroom edifice is envisioned to be the cradle of Philippine society’s future trailblazers. On its 7,200-square-meter floor they will take their first steps towards greatness.

This school has been built as a city government project under its Education 360-Degree Investment Program.

Premises and Facilities


VALMASCI provides students and teachers alike, the most comfortable learning environment. At a floor area of 63 square meters, each classroom can comfortably seat 40 students.


Chemistry Laboratory

This 126-meter fully furnished Chem Lab consists of chemical resistant top or chemtop workstations with gas lines and faucets, and can individually seat up to 40 students.

It has a separate lecture room that has a mounted whiteboard for offline lectures, and an Interactive Smartboards or Whiteboards which are also installed in other specialty learning labs.

Since the safety and health of students are of paramount importance, the Chem Lab has built-in safety mechanisms installed: a Fume Hood Assembly with exhaust that will enable students to handle hazardous chemicals in a contained environment, a Safety Shower with eye wash station that can be used during accidental chemical spills and a well-stocked Wall Mounted First Aid Kit to immediately treat wounds of students arising from experimental emergencies.


Collaborative Room

This is where students will do all their group work.

Take a look at that whiteboard. That is not your run-of-the-mill whiteboard; that is an interactive Smartboard that functions as an electronic whiteboard and a computer screen. No, you can’t use a marker on it. It comes with a stylus. Each of the six laboratories we saw at the first floor has Smartboards.


Computer Room

The Computer Room holds 40 workstations allotted for students and one central workstation for the professor.

Installed with licensed Windows 7 Professional Operating System and with the latest Microsoft Office software package, the Intel i3 4 Gig workstations are powerful enough to withstand enormous graphics applications like Corel and Adobe Photoshop. These advanced creative softwares are to be covered in the students’ Computer classes.

Aside from the latest hardware specifications of the computer sets, all workstations have dedicated LAN ports, making this facility hard-wired for fastest internet connection experience.


Library

VALMASCI students may do most of their reading on the Internet most of the time now, but nothing beats the pleasure of reading a good old book.

The VALMASCI library will provide the students a wide range of reading choices – from scientific journals to literary classics. This library, exclusive for VALMASCI students, can definitely inspire young Valenzuelano scientists to see the world from different points of
view.


Mathematics Laboratory

The Mathematics Laboratory is especially designed to be the finest training room in campus for sharpening and harnessing competent and achiever students who usually compete in national and international math quiz bowls, mathletes, math wizards, and math olympiads.

This Math lab can accommodate 40 persons.


Physics and Robotics Laboratory

The Physics and Robotics Laboratory is where students can drop apples to the ground and study Newton’s laws of gravity, put up planks and explore the ideas behind motion, force and energy, and discover surface tensions or the reason why it hurts a lot when you land on your back in the pool, and other cool stuff brought to us by Physics experiments.

The Physics and Robotics Laboratory has specifically designed chemtop workstations provided with electrical outlets while the double sink cabinets that carry the water lines have been separated and put away from the electric sockets to ensure safety of student. We do not want any students to be electrocuted while doing electric and physics-related experiments.

Like the state-of-the-art Chem and Bio Labs, this lab has carefully installed Safety Shower and Eye wash Station and Wall Mounted First Aid Box as safety mechanisms, and the Interactive Smartboards for a conducive and engaging lectures and discussions.


Speech Laboratory

This is where students can effectively practice their diction, intonation, and speech while teachers can effectively facilitate and guide in the interactive learning of the English language.

The air-conditioned facility with individual speech stations can accommodate up to 35 students. The central language development equipment consists of a powerful Intel i3 and 4 gig memory CPU installed with specially designed speech lab control software.

It has state-of-the-art speaker system, complete with sound mixer, sound limiter, and power amplifier in case students and teachers may have difficulty in hearing each other.


The entire campus is also a WIFI zone, a vantage point of the finest learning facilities in this technological age. Building this “crown jewel” of the local educational system cost the city government Php 199M, which included site development, building construction, equipment and furniture.


Inside VALMASCI

To be admitted in ValMaSci, the applicant must be a resident of the city; must not have a grade in any subject lower than 85; and must pass the admission exam. The top two students of each graduating elementary batch are exempted from taking the exam.

The ValMaSci curriculum is composed largely of advanced science and mathematics subjects. Of the 13 subjects in every year level, four are science and mathematics subjects.

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WHOAH!

For someone who was born and raised in Valenzuela City, this is something truly remarkable, impressive and admirable. Thank you Valenzuela City government and Valenzuela taxpayers! Kudos to Mayor for all the initiatives.

(c) Valenzuela FB page

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The State Of The Nation Address July 28, 2014

State of the Nation Address
of
His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III
President of the Philippines
To the Congress of the Philippines

[Delivered at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives, Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City, on July 28, 2014]

Bise Presidente Jejomar Binay; dating Pangulong Fidel Valdez Ramos; Senate President Franklin M. Drilon at mga miyembro ng Senado; Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. at mga miyembro ng Kamara de Representante; Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno at ang ating mga mahistrado ng Korte Suprema; mga kagalang-galang na kagawad ng kalipunang diplomatiko; mga miyembro ng Gabinete; mga opisyal ng lokal na pamahalaan; mga kasapi ng militar, pulis, at iba pang kawani mula sa ating unipormadong hanay; mga kapwa ko nagseserbisyo sa taumbayan; at sa aking mga Boss, ang mga minamahal kong kababayan:

Magandang hapon po sa inyong lahat.

Ito po ang aking ikalimang SONA, isa na lamang ang natitira. May kasabihan po tayo: Ang hindi lumingon sa pinanggalingan, hindi makararating sa paroroonan. Kaya marapat lang po siguro tayong magbalik-tanaw:

Noon, sa sitwasyon natin: Para bang kahibangan ang mangarap. May burukrasyang walang saysay, patong-patong ang tongpats, at bumubukol ang korupsyon sa sistema. Naturingan tayong “Sick Man of Asia.” Ang ekonomiya natin, matamlay; ang industriya, manipis. Walang kumpiyansang mamuhunan sa atin pong bansa. Ang resulta: kakarampot ang trabahong nalilikha. Dinatnan nating tigang sa pag-asa ang mamamayang Pilipino. Marami sa atin ang sumuko at napilitang makipagsapalaran sa ibang bansa. Nakayuko na lamang nating tinanggap: Talagang wala tayong maaasahan sa ating pamahalaan at lipunan.

Nalugmok nga po ang Pilipinas dahil sa labis na pamumulitika. Naglaho ang pananalig natin sa isa’t isa, humina ang kumpiyansa sa atin ng mundo, at ang pinakamasakit: Nawalan tayo ng tiwala sa ating mga sarili.

Sa puntong ito natin sinimulan ang pagtahak sa tuwid na daan.

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Affordable House and Lot Rent-To-Own in Bulacan, as low as 2,026.74/month

Planning to buy a house and lot that’s within your budget? Check out this Low cost housing in Sta. Maria Bulacan — Selera Homes

SAMPLE COMPUTATION — UPDATED AS OF MARCH 10, 2014
(PLEASE REFER TO YOUR SALARY RANGE FOR THE APPROPRIATE COMPUTATION)

THRU PAG IBIG – INNER UNIT
LOT AREA: 28sqm
FLR AREA: 34sqm

SAMPLE COMPUTATION FOR INCOME LESS THAN 15,000 (NCR) / 12,000 (REGION)

Total Contract Price: 466,977.80
PagIBIG Loan Value: 400,000
Total Equity: 66,977.80
Reservation Fee: 5,000
Net Equity: 61,977.80
20 Months Equity Inst: 3,098.89/month

Est. PagIBIG Monthly Amort (30 Years) — 2,026.74/month

More picture and details HERE

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World’s Largest Dome Arena: The PHILIPPINE ARENA

The world’s largest dome arena is finally done!

All I can say is that this is a massive display of power and money. Even the designers said this is an ambitious project. Imagine, 3rd world country with the world’s largest dome. Doesn’t make sense haha.

Owned by Iglesia Ni Cristo

Located in Ciudad De Victoria, Bocaue

Capacity 50,500 (max. 55,000)

Field dimensions: 243 meters length, 193 meters width, 62 meters height

My goodness! I’ve only been inside Smart Araneta Coliseum once and I thought it’s huuugeee already. They have a total of 22,000 seats while MOA Arena has 20,000. Surprise surprise! Philippine Arena has 55,000!!!

The following buildings are also being built on the same location– Eraño G. Manalo (EGM) Medical Center, New Era University, the Philippine Stadium, and the Philippine Sports Center. Wow. I wanna be rich and tax-free too!!!

My only issue is:

It’s not very accessible. It is located between the border of Bocaue and Sta. Maria towns in Bulacan. You need your own transportation to get there. The good news is that there will be an NLEX exit for Philippine Arena soon. Must buy a property in Bulacan soon!

What I’m really excited about is to find out who can fill in such a big dome as this. I am totally going to flip tables if it’s Daniel Padilla.

Photo credits: Phil Arena FB, Twitter and credit as tagged

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How To Renew SSS Loan

Renewing your SSS loan is surprisingly very easy. I was surprised myself! Just make sure you allot 2-3 hrs of waiting time. Below are the steps when applying SSS Salary Loan:

  • Download Form HERE
  • Print out and fill out the form eligibly (newsprint is ok)
  • Proceed to HR or Accounting Dept in your office and have them authorize it
  • Proceed to SSS branch near you:

SSS MAIN OFFICE ADDRESS
SSS Building East Avenue Diliman, Quezon City
Tel #: 0920-6401, 920-6446
www.sss.gov.ph

SSS Cubao Address and Contact Info:
Address: SSS Bldg., 600 EDSA, Quezon City
Tel #: 911-1864 / 921-2783 / 913-7219 to 20
(located along EDSA, walking distance from Farmer’s Mall in Cubao)

  • Go to information counter as soon as you arrive to get your number
  • Wait for your numbered to be called
  • Present the SSS form and your digitized SSS ID
  • Wait for the claim stub and that’s it! Provide the claim stub to HR or Accounting Dept. in your office.

Loanable amount for SSS loans:

1st – 14500
2nd – 24000
3rd – 30000

Usual process takes 2 weeks. SSS check will be delivered directly to your office. You can encash your salary loan check at any PNB branches. Good luck with the money! Use them well!

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My Expeience in Rebooking A Flight With Airphil Express, Cubao Ticketing Office

I initially called their customer service number 855-9000 to inquire about the re-booking process. The rep told me to go to Airphil Ticketing Office to pay 1344 pesos for the rebooking fee. Kelangan sa ticketing office ang transaction ng rebooking. I don’t have a choice but to go there. So I went to Airphil Cubao Office (tapat ng Farmers Cubao) to rebook my flight thinking that I only had to shell out 1344P.

Prior to going there, I clearly asked the customer rep if there were additional charges, hidden charges etc. He said it’s fixed. He didn’t told me that….

…eto ang beginning ng kalbaryo.

Arrived at 4PM, serving #817….mine was #874. Ang ineet. Walang aircon. Some people who went before me gave up their numbers already. It’s already past 7pm when my number got called. From #860, naging #874 because a lot of people lined up went home already. Napakabagal kasi ng serbisyo. I can understand that. Pero sana magdagdag sila ng staff, at maglagay ng aircon. Sobrang init sa loob ng office nila at ang dumi (ang arte hehe). Ampanget! Parang

When I was ready to pay, they’re charging me 4K+ for rebooking my flight back to Manila. Whaaaaat! Akala ko 1344? The rep told me clearly it’s only 1344! I waited 3++ hrs to pay 1344P!!! Yun lang ang kaya ng budget ko. May adjustment  daw sa pamasahe plus penalty which is 1344P. So penalty lang pala yun 1344. New ticket purchase costs 2500++. Much much cheaper! Parusa much ano ba! Mag RORORO na lang ako! Nanghihinayang ako sa ticket. At nanghinayang ako sa oras na ginugol ko dun. Haaaay I wasted my time and effort. That’s 4 hrs of my life that I’ll never get back bec that rep gave me the wrong info!!! If I had know beforehand na there are other charges, hindi ko na sana inabala ang sarili ko na pumila noh! Napaka-incompetent lang ng Customer Service ng Airphil!!!

So my advice when rebooking a flight: BUMILI NA LANG NG BAGONG TICKET.

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Winner of The International Children’s Peace Prize 2012, Kesz Valdez

Thirteen-year-old Cris “Kesz” Valdez was once told he was the source of bad luck in the family. And for a while, he started to believe it too.
Beaten up by his father and neglected by his mother, the boy ran away from home and became a street urchin, scavenging through piles of garbage and spending his nights in an open tomb.
But now Valdez is the bringer of smiles to thousands of street kids like himself as the founder of “Championing Community Children,” an organization that gives flip-flops, toys and toothbrushes to deprived children in his hometown of Cavite City.
Out of three finalists, the boy was awarded on Wednesday the prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize at a ceremony in The Hague, where he received a 100,000 euro ($130,000) prize.
“My motto is, ‘we can change the world one heart at a time,’” Valdez said in an audiovisual presentation shown at the ceremony.
“My message to all children around the globe is: Our health is our wealth! Being healthy will enable you to play, to think clearly, to get up and go to school and love the people around you in so many ways.”
The prize is presented annually by a Nobel Peace Prize laureate to “an exceptional child, whose courageous or otherwise remarkable acts and thoughts have made a difference in countering problems which affect children around the world.”
An initiative of the Dutch organization KidsRights, the Children’s Peace Prize was launched during the 2005 Nobel Peace Laureates’ Summit by former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
Asked about the prize money, KidsRights Foundation chair Marc Dullaert said a committee was now to decide, together with Valdez, to which projects it would be donated.
‘New voice for voiceless’
Valdez received the award from Nobel Peace Prize winner for 1984 Desmond Tutu, the South African human rights activist, who presented him with the “Nkosi,” a unique sculpture “which shows how a child can move the world.”
“You are wonderful,” Tutu told Valdez at a press conference shortly after the ceremony held in The Hague’s historic Knight’s Hall.
Tutu, the patron of KidsRights and the Children’s Peace Prize, said Kesz was a deserving and inspiring example of “a new voice for the voiceless.”
On his Twitter account (@iamKesz), Valdez posted on Thursday: “I am so honored to represent the Filipino kids and my homeland the Philippines! Salamat po O Dios sa lahat lahat (Thank you, Lord, for everything)!”
“I pray for the people who will listen to me speak. May I inspire them to do some good for the street children in the world,” he tweeted a day earlier.
Gifts of Hope
Through his organization, which he started at age 7, Valdez and his friends visit underprivileged communities to hand out parcels called “Gifts of Hope,” containing, among other things, slippers, toys and even candy.
They teach children about hygiene, food and children’s rights. “He even takes things a step further, by teaching children how to teach each other. He has so far helped more than 10,000 children in his local area,” organizers of the prize said in a statement.
In the Philippines, almost 250,000 children live in the streets, subjected to abuse, violence and child labor, and many of them struggling with health ailments, according to KidsRights.
Living in darkness
Valdez was in the same situation a decade ago.
At age 2, he was forced to scavenge at a dump. “I remember my father beating me. I had to make money so he could buy alcohol and drugs. He said I brought bad luck to the family,” he said in the KidsRights video, which has also been uploaded on Youtube.
Valdez said he felt he was “living in darkness.”
At 4, he ran away from the home and began living off the streets, sleeping in a public cemetery with other children, he recalled.
Then, an accident happened. While scavenging one night with other kids, he fell into a pile of burning tires, suffering a severe injury on his arm.
Love for the first time
That was when Valdez’s life turned around. For perhaps the first time in his young life, he became the recipient of the kindness of strangers.
Community worker Harnin “Bonn” Manalaysay, founder of the Bible study and outreach group Club 8586, treated the boy’s wounds and took the boy under his wing. Manalaysay was the mentor of another humanitarian working for street children, CNN Hero Efren Peñaflorida.
“That day was probably the first day in his life when he felt loved, accepted and cared for,” Manalaysay said of Valdez in the video.
On his seventh birthday, Valdez did not want any presents for himself.
“Instead, he wanted to give something to other street children,” KidsRights said. That same year, Valdez started his own organization, Championing Community Children.
10,000 children
Since its inception, the group has handed out 5,000 parcels and helped 10,000 children, KidsRights said. It said that Valdez himself had personally “treated over 3,000 wounds.”
Valdez, who studies in an open high school for other sponsored kids and dreams of becoming a doctor, said Manalaysay had not only treated his burns and bruises when his organization first adopted him but had also given him love and affection.
“This is what I want to give to as many street children as possible… I want children in the streets to get the same chance I had,” he said.

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Awwwwtsss! Tissue plsssss. This is soooo heartwarming and inspiring. Kudos to this little boy and his guardian. May God continue to bless the works of your hands.

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