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Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by Allegra, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. Allegra

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  2. batangueno

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    Wow si Hans Rey nagpunta pala dito.:)
     

  3. Wp.22

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    saw hans rey at ANC sa program ni cito belttran being interviewed about the bike fest in cebu yata.
     
  4. Allegra

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    Bisita sya ni Goyo for the Terry Larrazabal Bike Festivbal

    On Topic : Goyo is Danny Torrevillas and former Ladies team member Amanda K's cousin

    dapat pag sabayin na TLBF at Ormoc Standard Nats
     
  5. paltiq

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    The following was written by INTEL General Manager Robin Martin about
    the Philippines:

    Filipinos (including the press, business people and myself) tend to
    dwell too much on the negative side, and this affects the perception of
    foreigners, even the ones who have lived here for a while. The negative
    perception of the Philippines is way disproportionate to reality when
    compared to countries like Columbia, Egypt, Middle East, Africa, etc.

    Let us all help our country by balancing the negative with the positive
    especially when we talk to foreigners, whether based here or abroad.

    Looking back and comparing the Philippines today and 1995 (the year I
    came back), I was struck by how much our country has progressed physically.

    Consider the following:

    1. The great telecom infrastructure that we have now did not exist in
    1995. 1995 was the year the telecom industry was deregulated. Since then
    billions of dollars have been invested in both fixed line and cellular networks
    producing a system with over 5,000 kms of fiber optic backbone at a
    world competitive cost. From a fixed line capacity of about 900,000 in 1995
    we now have over 7 million. Cellular phones practically did not exist in
    1995; now we have over 11 million line capacity.

    2. The MRT, many of the EDSA flyovers (including the Ayala Avenue
    flyover), the SKYWAY, Rockwell and Glorietta 4, the Fort, NAIA terminal 2 and
    most of the new skyscrapers were not yet built in 1995.

    3. If you drive to the provinces, you will notice that national roads
    are now of go od quality (international quality asphalt roads). I just went
    to Iba, Zambales last week and I was impressed that even a not so
    frequently travelled road was of very good quality.

    4. Philippine exports have increased by 600% over the past eight years.
    There are many, many more examples of progre ss over the last eight
    years. Philippine mangoes are now exported to the US and Europe.

    Additional tidbits to make our people prouder:

    1. INTEL has been in the Philippines for 28 years. The Philippines
    plant is where Intel's most advanced products are launched, including the
    Pentium IV. By the end of 2002, Philippine operations are expected to be
    Intel's biggest assembly and testing operations worldwide.

    2. TEXAS INSTRUMENTS has been operating in Baguio for over 20 years.
    The Baguio plant is the largest producer of DSP chips in the world. DSP
    chips; are the brains behind cellphones. TI's Baguio plant produces the chip
    that powers 100% of all NOKIA cellphones and 80% of Erickson cellphones in
    the world.

    3. TOSHIBA laptops are produced in Santa Rosa, Laguna.

    4. If you drive a BENZ, BMW, or a VOLVO, there is a good chance that
    the ABS system in your car was made in the Philippines.

    5. TREND-MICRO, makers of one of the top anti virus software PC-Cillin
    (I may have mispelled this) develops its "cures" for viruses right here in
    Eastwood Libis, Quezon City. When a virus breaks in any computer system
    in the world, they try to find a solution within 45 minutes of finding the
    virus.

    6. By the end of this year, it is expected that a majority of the top
    ten U.S. Call Center firms in the U.S. will have set up operations in the
    Philippines. This is one area in which I believe we are the best in the
    world in terms of value for money.

    7. America Online (AOL) has 1,000 people in Clark answering 90% of
    AOL's global e-mail inquiries.

    8. PROCTOR & GAMBLE has over 400 people right here in Makati (average
    age 23 years) doing back-up office work to their Asian operations including
    finance, accounting, Human Resources and payments processing.

    9. Among many other things it does for its regional operations network
    in the Asia-Pacific region here in Manila, CITIBANK also does its global
    ATM programming locally.

    10. This is the first year ever that the Philippines will be exporting
    cars in quantity courtesy of FORD Philippines.

    Next time you travel abroad and meet business associates tell them the
    good news. A big part of our problem is perception and one of the biggest
    battles can be won simply by believing and by making oth ers believe.

    This message is shared by good citizens of the Philippines who
    persevere to hope and work for our country.

    PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO OTHER FILIPINOS!!!
     
  6. agentrod

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    paltiq,

    Nice article but I dont think our previous Intel Phils general manager wrote this (he is Malaysian). Good thing is we do produce the high end Intel produts here in the Phils. A big part of it is for laptops. Trivia: the volume of Intel microprocessors that we produce here in the Philippines alone is bigger than what the whole of AMD makes (in a year).
     
  7. antediluvianist

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    Well if we want to feel happy about the Philippines, just think of the price of gold and copper, elements which the Good Lord put into these tiny islands.

    Philex B closed today at P3.85/share. Last September 15 - just 7 months ago - the price of a Philex B share was only P1.00 . So that's
    an increase of 285% in just seven months. And gold prices are strong now (about $600 ) and still rising (the atomic Iranians are scaring the world, there is dollar weakness, global inflation, the cost of oil is nearing $70 today and the sky is the limit if Iran withholds its oil as a reaction to sanctions, etc.)China and others need a lot of copper right now and the supply is down, so copper prices are way up too.

    Even that dinosaur Atlas Consolidated will be starting up again, and its stock price has already increased. Apex's stockprice is way up too.

    Hosanna!
     
  8. Allegra

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    I didnt make it to San Juan since my bike is still messed up

    So I went to Pangasinan
    and the Pangasinenses ( tama ba ? ) proved me right once again
    The farther you are from Manila, mas bumabait ang mga tao
    Everyone I met there were very friendly and extremely helpful pati pulis who escorted me thru a one way street on his bike to get me back in the right direction
    Ganda pa ng lugar , walang squatter , long wide roads pang bike vacation, ilog malinis

    Lahat na , pati gulo galing sa Manila hehe