Intramuros ay [(Latin) intra: within; muros:walls]. The popular name given to the walled city of Spanish Manila. The name “Manila” (it is claimed) derives from nilad, a type of mangrove that bore white waxy flowers (Ixora).

Luneta Park

Park or Rizal Park is one of the historic destinations in the Philippines.

MOA Eye At Night

Last February 18, 2012 nagkaroon ng isang munting gathering ang mga Helios para sa 1st gathering nito para sa 2012.....


Its time of Photowalk again actually its on my plan talaga na magphotowalk sa buong Mall of Asia sa loob mismo ng mall kaso bawal nga magtake ng mga pictures with the permission........

The Sunset

Sabi ka ni Adriaan Kortlandt “Once I saw a chimpanzee gaze at a particularly beautiful sunset for a full 15 minutes, watching the changing colors [and then] retire to the forest without picking a pawpaw for supper.

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Moon and The star i though

the moon and the star so beautiful right but im wrong cause its the moon and the planet venus...

may 17 2010
6.30pm @ root top

Friday, May 7, 2010

I laughed about this.

I laughed about this.. 
Why is it that TV Patrol World always make mistakes on their flash screen?

this picture credit to al

23 Coolest Firefox Tricks Ever!

23 Coolest Firefox Tricks Ever!

1. More screen space.

Make your icons small. Go to View - Toolbars - Customize and check the “Use small icons” box.

2. Smart keywords.

If there’s a search you use a lot (let’s say’s people search), this is an awesome tool that not many people use. Right-click on the search box, select “Add a Keyword for this search”, give the keyword a name and an easy-to-type and easy-to-remember shortcut name (let’s say “actor”) and save it. Now, when you want to do an actor search, go to Firefox’s address bar, type “actor” and the name of the actor and press return. Instant search! You can do this with any search box.

3. Keyboard shortcuts.

This is where you become a real Jedi. It just takes a little while to learn these, but once you do, your browsing will be super fast. Here are some of the most common (and my personal favs):

* Spacebar (page down)
* Shift-Spacebar (page up)
* Ctrl+F (find)
* Alt-N (find next)
* Ctrl+D (bookmark page)
* Ctrl+T (new tab)
* Ctrl+K (go to search box)
* Ctrl+L (go to address bar)
* Ctrl+= (increase text size)
* Ctrl+- (decrease text size)
* Ctrl-W (close tab)
* F5 (reload)
* Alt-Home (go to home page)

4. Auto-complete.

This is another keyboard shortcut, but it’s not commonly known and very useful. Go to the address bar (Control-L) and type the name of the site without the “www” or the “.com”. Let’s say “google”. Then press Control-Enter, and it will automatically fill in the “www” and the “.com” and take you there - like magic! For .net addresses, press Shift-Enter, and for .org addresses, press Control-Shift-Enter.

5. Tab navigation.

Instead of using the mouse to select different tabs that you have open, use the keyboard. Here are the shortcuts:

* Ctrl+Tab (rotate forward among tabs)
* Ctrl+Shft+Tab (rotate to the previous tab)
* Ctrl+1-9 (choose a number to jump to a specific tab)

6. Mouse shortcuts.

Sometimes you’re already using your mouse and it’s easier to use a mouse shortcut than to go back to the keyboard. Master these cool ones:

* Middle click on link (opens in new tab)
* Shift-scroll down (previous page)
* Shift-scroll up (next page)
* Ctrl-scroll up (decrease text size)
* Ctrl-scroll down (increase text size)
* Middle click on a tab (closes tab)

7. Delete items from address bar history.

Firefox’s ability to automatically show previous URLs you’ve visited, as you type, in the address bar’s drop-down history menu is very cool. But sometimes you just don’t want those URLs to show up (I won’t ask why). Go to the address bar (Ctrl-L), start typing an address, and the drop-down menu will appear with the URLs of pages you’ve visited with those letters in them. Use the down-arrow to go down to an address you want to delete, and press the Delete key to make it disappear.

8. User chrome.

If you really want to trick out your Firefox, you’ll want to create a UserChrome.css file and customize your browser. It’s a bit complicated to get into here, but check out this tutorial.

9. Create a user.js file.

Another way to customize Firefox, creating a user.js file can really speed up your browsing. You’ll need to create a text file named user.js in your profile folder (see this to find out where the profile folder is) and see this example user.js file that you can modify. Created by, this example explains some of the things you can do in its comments.

10. about:config.

The true power user’s tool, about.config isn’t something to mess with if you don’t know what a setting does. You can get to the main configuration screen by putting about:config in the browser’s address bar. See Mozillazine’s about:config tips and screenshots.

11. Add a keyword for a bookmark

. Go to your bookmarks much faster by giving them keywords. Right-click the bookmark and then select Properties. Put a short keyword in the keyword field, save it, and now you can type that keyword in the address bar and it will go to that bookmark.

12. Speed up Firefox.

If you have a broadband connection (and most of us do), you can use pipelining to speed up your page loads. This allows Firefox to load multiple things on a page at once, instead of one at a time (by default, it’s optimized for dialup connections). Here’s how:

* Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit return. Type “network.http” in the filter field, and change the following settings (double-click on them to change them):
* Set “network.http.pipelining” to “true”
* Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true”
* Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to a number like 30. This will allow it to make 30 requests at once.
* Also, right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and set its value to “0?. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.

13. Limit RAM usage.

If Firefox takes up too much memory on your computer, you can limit the amount of RAM it is allowed to us. Again, go to about:config, filter “browser.cache” and select “browser.cache.disk.capacity”. It’s set to 50000, but you can lower it, depending on how much memory you have. Try 15000 if you have between 512MB and 1GB ram.

14. Reduce RAM usage further for when Firefox is minimized.

This setting will move Firefox to your hard drive when you minimize it, taking up much less memory. And there is no noticeable difference in speed when you restore Firefox, so it’s definitely worth a go. Again, go to about:config, right-click anywhere and select New-> Boolean. Name it “config.trim_on_minimize” and set it to TRUE. You have to restart Firefox for these settings to take effect.

15. Move or remove the close tab button.

Do you accidentally click on the close button of Firefox’s tabs? You can move them or remove them, again through about:config. Edit the preference for “browser.tabs.closeButtons”. Here are the meanings of each value:

* 0: Display a close button on the active tab only
* 1: (Default) Display close buttons on all tabs
* 2: Don’t display any close buttons
* 3: Display a single close button at the end of the tab bar (Firefox 1.x behavior)

16. Build your own Firefox search engine

Want to power up Firefox's search box? It's easy to create your own search engine, so that you can rifle through any site from right within Firefox. Adding a search engine that has already been written, of course, is easy. Click the down arrow to the left of the search box, select "Manage Search Engines," then click the "Get more search engines" link at the bottom of the screen. From the Web site that appears, click the search engine you want to install, and you're done.

There are plenty of sites that don't have prebuilt search engines, though. No problem: It's easy to build your own search engine. First install the OpenSearchFox add-on. Then, when you're on a search site, right-click the search box and choose the Add OpenSearch plug-in. From the screen that appears (shown below), type in the name that you want to be associated with the search engine, add a description of the search engine and click Next. Then click Finish, and the site will be added as a search engine that you can choose like any other -- by clicking the arrow to the left of the search box and selecting the engine.

Building your own Firefox search engine. (Click image to see larger view)

Note that as of this writing, OpenSearchFox doesn't work properly with Firefox v. or, although it may be fixed as you read this. When you use the add-on in v. or, you'll get an error message after you click Finish, although in some instances, even if you get the error message, the search engine will still be added.

17. Use keywords to speed up your searching

Don't want to go to the trouble of adding your search engine -- or you can't get OpenSearchFox to work properly? Here's another way to do an instant search. When you're at a site, right-click on its search box and select "Add a Keyword for this Search." Type in a name for it and an easy-to-remember shortcut (for example, hp for the Huffington Post blog site). Then click OK. Now, to search the site, go to the Address Bar, and type in your shortcut, followed by a search term, such as hp Clinton. You'll search the site, just as if you were there. Note that on occasion, the search won't work properly, but it will on most sites.

18. Use keywords to speed up bookmarks

Visiting your favorite sites using Firefox's bookmarks is far too much of a chore -- do you really want to do all that mousing around? Instead, you can use keywords to instantly jump to any site you've bookmarked. To do it, after you bookmark a site, right-click on the bookmark, select Properties, type in a short keyword (or even just a letter or two) in the keyword field and click OK. Now, to visit the site, type in the keyword in Firefox's address bar, and you'll jump straight to the site.

Adding a keyword to a bookmark. (Click image to see larger view)

19. Put your own graphic on the Firefox tool bar

If you don't like the plain background of Firefox's tool bar, don't worry -- you can put your own graphic there. Type the following into the userChrome.css file and put the graphic that you want to use, background.gif, in the same directory as userChrome.css. The graphic can be any name and any type of image file supported by Firefox.

Here's the code to use:
/* Change the toolbar graphic */
menubar, toolbox, toolbar, .tabbrowser-tabs {
background-image: url("background.gif") !important;
background-color: none !important;

The graphic you use will automatically be scaled to fit the tool bar. For example, if it's small, it will be tiled.

20. Hack the stop, back and forward buttons

Are you a minimalist? Does it annoy you that there's a big fat Stop button on the Firefox tool bar, even when there's nothing to stop? And how about the Forward and Back buttons -- if there's no place to go forward or back, would you like them simply to disappear?
You're in luck, because it's simple to do. Add these lines below to userChrome.css. Note that even after this trick, the buttons will appear when there's a use for them. For example, when a page is loading, the Stop button will appear, so that you can stop loading the page; it just won't appear when a page isn't loading. And the Forward and Back buttons will appear when there's something to go forward or back to:

/* Remove the Stop button when content isn't loading*/
#stop-button[disabled="true"] { display: none; }

/* Remove the Back button when there's nothing to go back to */
#back-button[disabled="true"] { display: none; }

/* Remove the Forward button when there's nothing to go forward to */
#forward-button[disabled="true"] { display: none; }

21. Move the sidebar to the right

Firefox has a sidebar for viewing your history or bookmarks. It normally displays on the left-hand side when you choose View-->Sidebar. If you prefer, though, you can have the sidebar instead appear on the right, by typing this code into the userChrome.css file:

/* Place the sidebar on the right edge of the window */
hbox#browser { direction: rtl; }
hbox#browser > vbox { direction: ltr; }

After hacking userChrome.css, you can make the Sidebar appear on the right, instead of on the left.

22. Change the search bar width

Don't like the width of the search bar on the upper-right hand corner of Firefox? No problem -- it's easy to change. All you need to do is specify the width you want, in pixels. Use this code in userChrome.css to tell the search bar to be 600 pixels wide, but you can, of course, use whatever size you want:

/* Make the Search box wider
(in this case 600 pixels wide) */
#search-container, #searchbar {
max-width: 600px !important;
width: 600px !important; }

23. Remove menu items

Are there menu items -- for example, Help -- that you never use? If so, you can easily make them disappear. To remove the Help menu, add this to userChrome.css:

/* Remove the Help menu */
menu[label="Help"] {
display: none !important; }

You can remove any of the other menus as well. Use the same syntax as above and substitute its name (File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks or Tools). So, for example, to remove both the Help and Tools menu, you'd add these lines to userChrome.css:

/* Remove the Help and Tools menus */
menu[label="Tools"], menu[label="Help"] {
display: none !important; }

TV5, Salim TV firm may work together

TV5, Salim TV firm may work together
By Lenie Lectura, Business Mirror
Posted at 05/04/2010 1:42 AM | Updated as of 05/04/2010 1:45 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Collaborative works by the two television companies controlled by conglomerate First Pacific may soon be in the offing.

This as Anthoni Salim, chairman of First Pacific, is said to be interested in a proposal made by Manuel V. Pangilinan, the Hong Kong conglomerate’s managing director and chief executive officer, to put their respective television networks together.

In an interview, Pangilinan, who is the chairman of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT), said they are in discussion over the possibility that Indosiar, a publicly listed national television station in Indonesia majority owned by Salim and TV5, could work something out like an exchange of the networks’ talents between the Philippines and Indonesia. After all, Pangilinan said, there would be synergies between the two TV outfits.

“We’re talking. Well, yes,” said Pangilinan when asked if Salim was interested, “because it's part of the group.”

Indosiar’s parent company, PT Indosiar Karya Media Tbk, is a member of the Salim Group. PLDT, meanwhile, is owned by First Pacific and Japan’s NTT Communications and NTT DoCoMo. TV5 is owned and operated by MediaQuest Holdings Inc., the media holding company of PLDT Retirement Fund.

The talks are “very preliminary,” Pangilinan pointed out.

“I have talked to [Salim]. I told him that we can just put the two together so we can share each others’ talents. Our journalists are the best in the region. It’s very easy to learn Bahasa Indonesia,” added the telco executive.

The partnership between their respective TV networks may involve the purchase of a stake by MediaQuest in Indosiar, Pangilinan earlier said. “We have been talking about it and I told him that we are interested to help you. Maybe put the two stations together or MediaQuest [can] invest [in Indonesia].”

He also said the tie-up will eventually lead to more jobs for Filipinos,” Pangilinan added.

MediaQuest holds a 100% stake in TV5, the television network of former PLDT chairman Antonio “TonyBoy” Cojuangco, and Primedia Inc., the broadcasting firm’s block airtimer. Both acquisitions cost MediaQuest less than P5 billion.

MediaQuest’s investments in TV5 and Primedia, its fifth and sixth media ventures, are in line with its strategy to develop media, content and production resources to complement its other media assets and platforms such as Cignal, a direct-to-home satellite service launched in July last year. By investing in both TV5 and Primedia, MediaQuest expects to further enhance TV5’s programming, ratings and sales as well as improve the broadcast network’s coverage and signal strength throughout the country.

MediaQuest will continue to invest in expanding TV5 to be able to achieve its target of being the number one leading broadcasting network in the country in the next three years. The capital expenditure (capex) budget for broadcast transmission, network and operations—including new studios and offices—for the year will be about P7 billion. Another P5 billion for capex will be allotted next year.

MediaQuest earlier said TV5 has significantly increased its viewership ratings and has established its position as a strong No. 3 in the Philippine television industry. This is evidenced by the rise of its shows, “Talentadong Pilipino” and “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” as the top-rating programs for primetime weekends.

Mediaquest is also looking at acquiring radio stations to complement TV5’s broadcasting business, as well as developing the network’s international business.

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ABS-CBN taps 'biggest touch screen TV' for poll coverage

ABS-CBN taps 'biggest touch screen TV' for poll coverage

Posted at 05/07/2010 12:53 PM | Updated as of 05/07/2010 1:58 PM
MANILA, Philippines - Creating an army of citizen journalists, breaking on-the-edge news reports, and courageously setting the news agenda best define ABS-CBN’s year-long election coverage that goes high-gear on Monday (May 10) to report on the country’s first computerized polls that will determine the next leaders of the nation.

ABS-CBN will be using what is probably the biggest touch screen television ever used on Philippine TV news and a new broadcast technology called “augmented reality,” which combines computer-generated imagery with live video in real time.

Using the touch screen TV, ABS-CBN anchors can easily pull up information on the candidates while a report progresses. Augmented reality, meanwhile, places an anchor in a virtual environment where he or she can interact with computer graphics that show the latest updates on the elections.

These technological innovations are just the latest pioneering efforts initiated by ABS-CBN, which scored several firsts in the past twelve months since it launched “Boto Mo, i-Patrol Mo: Ako ang Simula.”

ABS-CBN was the first to create a movement of citizen journalists, the first to organize debates that used new media to engage viewers via Twitter and Facebook, the first to measure audience instant reactions during debates via Wireless Audience Response System (WARS), and the first to hold an election concert that gathered its thousands of citizen patrollers.

Apart from courageous and ground-breaking news stories, ABS-CBN has successfully blended old and new media in engaging audiences, get instant feedbacks, and solicit questions for candidates guesting in their various news and talk show programs.

More than 81,146 citizens have joined BMPM, while more than 67,720 are following on Facebook, and some 11,861 on Twitter as of 6 May 2010.

These groundbreaking projects and stories have made ABS-CBN as the most credible TV network in covering the election campaign as shown in a Pulse Asia survey conducted between 21-25 February 2010, beating competition 63% vs 55%.

ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs head Maria Ressa said the edge of Halalan 2010 rests not only on the technology but also on the “army of change” composed of professional and citizen journalists patrolling the country.

Hundreds of reporters in all ABS-CBN media platforms (television, radio, cable TV, online) will be deployed in different areas in the country to give situationers and updates.

Even celebrities are also taking part in the coverage with Kapamilya stars like Donita Rose, Phoem Barranda, and Janus Del Prado, rock stars Ney Dimaculangan of 6cyclemind and Kean Cipriano of CallaLily also volunteering to patrol for their votes.

Working hand-in-hand with ABS-CBN for this monumental coverage are cause partners Globe Telecommunications, Bayan Communications, STI, The Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, Business World, Pulse Asia, University of the Philippines School of Economics, YouthVote Philippines, Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting, the Commission on Elections, and the National Movement for Free Elections.

Google, Map Central, REACT, Kontra-Daya, and Life Haven have also joined the cause to boost the online coverage of ABS-CBN Halalan 2010.

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Largest Entertainment and Media Company in Philippines Moves to Smart Wi-Fi From Ruckus Wireless

Largest Entertainment and Media Company in Philippines Moves to
Smart Wi-Fi From Ruckus Wireless

QUEZON CITY, Philippines -- Ruckus Wireless™, the smart mobile networking company, today announced that the Philippines' largest entertainment and media company, ABS-CBN, has completed implementation of Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi products and technology across its media center and corporate offices located in Quezon City.

According to Jessie Yamzon, Head of IT Network Planning and Management Group, ABS-CBN, the need for a ubiquitous wireless Internet solution grew from the need to enable the news and public affairs and its corporate department to send VoIP, video and data anywhere, anytime without compromising quality and availability.

To meet ABS-CBN's requirements, Ruckus Wireless' unparalleled Wi-Fi technology performance was selected to support VoIP, video and data applications indoors. Outdoor units have also been deployed to provide reliable broadband access through the use of adaptive wireless meshing.

ABS-CBN Deploys Newest Generation of Wi-Fi Technology to Build a More Reliable, Multimedia-Capable Wi-Fi Network within Its Media and Corporate Centers

ABS-CBN's Wi-Fi network can now support high definition IP-based video applications in high traffic areas through the use of the Ruckus system. Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi is purpose-built for multimedia-distribution, leveraging state-of-the-art dynamic beamforming technology to facilitate carrier-grade services such as IPTV, and music and radio streaming. With it, ABS-CBN is able to simplify the control of Wi-Fi services and associated security parameters remotely, while providing a seamless user experience.

ABS-CBN also noted that Ruckus Wireless solutions are able to effortlessly integrate with its existing network architecture making the wireless LAN migration simple and scalable in the event of future expansion.

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