This was the most awaited news of the day. So here you are:
Paquito Ochoa Jr., Executive Secretary Julia Abad, Presidential Management Staff Edwin Lacierda, Presidential Spokesperson Eduardo de Mesa, Presidential Legal Counsel Sec. Alberto Romulo, retained for Foreign Affairs Cesar Purisima, Finance Leila de Lima, Justice Voltaire Gazmin, National Defense Cayetano Paderanga, NEDA Br. Armin Luistro, Education Florencio Abad, Budget and Management Rep. Proceso Alcala, Agriculture Usec. Ramon Paje, Environment and Natural Resources Jose de Jesus, Transportation and Communication Rosalinda Baldoz, Labor and Employment Dr. Enrique Ona, Health Gregory Domingo, Trade and Industry Alberto Lim, Tourism Corazon Soliman, Social Welfare and Development Mario Montejo, Science and Technology Jose Almendras, Energy Rogelio Singson, Public Works and Highways Virgilio delos Reyes, Agrarian Reform Teresita Deles, Adviser on the Peace Process Patricia Licuanan, Commission on Higher Education Kim Henares, Bureau of Internal Revenue
Former Chief Justice Hilario Davide will lead a “Truth Commission.” Maj. Gen. Ric David will become Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff. Gen. Jesus Verzosa is retained as Philippine National Police chief.
On my way to work this morning, we were slowed down by traffic caused by yet another car accident. This time it involved a car and a pick-up truck. I am glad nobody was hurt, but I felt sad because the car was brand new and the pick-up had nice truck accessories. And more importantly, the accident could have been prevented had either one been more patient and more cognizant of traffic rules.
Which made me think about the leading causes of road accidents here in the country. I got the figures from Yahoo Answers:
If you’re like my husband and kids who love watching football, then you’re following the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
During the early games, we were watching a match but all we heard was a loud droning-sound. We thought it was the sound system of the station or the coverage was bad. It was really bad!
Then later on we found out that the sound was produced by a vuvuzela, a three-foot long horn that emits a loud sound. And it’s part of South African culture to play this. But what if it hinders players and audience alike from concentrating and enjoying the games?
A new food court opens on Ayala Avenue and Rufino Street, Makati City. Called Blessings and Prosperity Food Court, it houses stalls that offer street food such as fish balls or kwek-kwek (quail eggs covered with flour and deep fried), or even siomai.
It’s a welcome treat for all workers in the area. If you like eating street food in an air-conditioned restaurant, then this food court is for you. Check it out!
Last Wednesday, I went to SM Makati Supermarket and did some grocery. At the check-out counter, I was asked, “Ma’am, paper bag or plastic bag?”
I said, “OK, paper bag.”
The bagger then put all my groceries in two paper bags. I had to carry the two paper bags by hugging them. With my shoulder bag and camera sling, I realized that it would be difficult for me to carry all of them to the shuttle parking. So, I asked the bagger if I could have a plastic bag to put my two paper bags in.
The bagger went, “You will have to pay Php3.00 ma’am. It’s our Green Wednesday rule.” Or something to that effect.
SM Supermarket’s purpose for this Green Wednesday dawned on me. Feeling guilty and since I’m also an advocate of going green, I endured the little inconvenience and carry the paper bags.