Sunday, February 9, 2014

Watch 24 Oras #TheWayYouWantIt!

You will tell me that I would not be needing Skycable just to watch 24 Oras, a primetime news program of GMA Channel 7. To a news-hungry person like me, watching 24 Oras the way I want it will not be enough without supplementing it with news programs from other channels here and abroad.

News is like food to me. To maximize my involvement in our society, I must be informed. 24 Oras is the basic and most important television program to me.

I was born to listening over the radio. In a typhoon-belt area where my family reside, radio was indispensable. Nowadays, thanks to value-added wonders of television - it made news more realistic not just to the ears but to the eyes as well.

Had Skycable been available in our place, I would have chosen the show for kids. My kid's favorite show must be my favorite too. However, unfortunately, my long wait for several years to have a cable line in our street still remains a waiting time until now. My kid still watches VCDs, carton shows from GMA and of course, 24 Oras.

I am based in Quezon City where I work during the day and retreat alone in the same city after work. It is like living a dual citizen - of a city and of a province, where my heart belongs. In the famed City of Stars, who then have not heard of Skycable? It seems everybody knows the brand name already.

Only in Skycable gives one a world of limitless possibilities with its widest selection of channels and different ways to enjoy it. The following four amazing features of Skycable will suit the needs and interests of its user.
  1. Enables you to take control of your TV viewing with iRecord.
  2. Add channels and packs that you like to your basic plan.
  3. The most number of standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) channels.
  4. Get access to special shows and events through Skycable Pay-Per-View and Free View.

A cable company may mean nothing without a television screen.
The third feature best fits me. It reminds me of my travels to Agusan del Sur and the rest of CARAGA Region. I visited the newly established Talacogon Fire Station in 2013 and our firefighters are watching over a black-and-white television. The then noon time show may not be too good to be seen but the laughter reverberates to on-duty firemen as they serve the people of Talacogon town some miles away from their homes. With Skycable's wide-range of TV channels, a cable company have no meaning without a television screen.

Thanks to Skycable's most number of SD and HD channels. I can watch 24 Oras the way I want it. Television time is more fun with more news to watch for.




Friday, February 7, 2014

Of Pork and Being Famous

Perhaps pig turned out to be the most famous animal in the Philippines as the year 2013 ended. It was because of the pork barrel fund scam amounting to about 10 billion pesos. Parody here and spoof everywhere made Miss Janet Napoles to be associated with pig image.

As I visited the Farmers' Congress dubbed as INAHGEN 2014, pig is among the center of attraction together with other farm animals like cattle  and chicken. Of the pig-related things that had caught my attention, I can say that pigs are indeed famous with the following three hits of mine:

Pork in the Barrel booth
1. Pork in the Barrel. A contest in a booth sponsored by Quinomax wherein a guest is given the chance to pick among the toy pigs in a barrel. Every pig in a barrel has an equivalent prize, whether major or consolation. It is one of the pork-related booths that caught my attention when a lot of people queue in for the contest that was fun.

Hair-on pig native leather, Bureau of Animal Industry's exhibit.
2. Hair-on Pig Native Leather. I thought it was a hanging bat. I understood it as a work of art in the first glance. When I got closer, it is a pig - a hanging pig with its face. It is a hanging native pig's leather with hair. Beside it are derived fine leather made from pig skin. 


3. Animals on guard on a seat. With pig always on the scene, a seat is decorated with animals. I also saw real pigs - boar for sale - in the said congress.

Leather derived from pig skin

A pig turns out to be famous always. I eat its meat - pork. People talk about it through the pork barrel fund scam while Percy is the famous pig of Marks & Spencer.

FMD-free certification

Saturday, February 1, 2014

I Am Grateful


During my college days, I can only buy second hand paperback for my leisure reading. After 12 years, now I can already buy a brand new book,  a health magazine and Reader's Digest. Time has changed and I am grateful. I still buy used paper back including children's books until today. I am indeed grateful.

Can a hotel look like a factory?

While gathering for the kick off ceremony of the Manila Bay rehabilitation at the Quirino Grandstand, I was surprised to see this.  ...