Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012

Taxi Kick : Report Abusive Taxi Drivers in the Philippines




Taxikick is a web app founded by Benedict Aluan and Jefferson Rosende that will help you report abusive taxi drivers in the Philippines, such as any rude ones who just choose passengers whenever they feel like it. Currently with 9,971 users and with already 1,411 reported taxis onboard already, the Taxikick site looks promising.

Benedict, a software developer and Jefferson, a web designer, created this app using Ruby and MySQL. Although everything in the app is web-based, it has a mobile-friendly user interface.

Currently bootstrapped, Taxikick is using Google AdSense to support the hosting as well as the domain. Despite having no investors at the moment, they are open to the idea, as well as other parties who can help improve Taxikick.

No other service like this exists here in the Philippines yet – except the forms and emails provided by the local government office, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).

Since its launch last December 2011, more features are in the works and will be deployed once some feedback from LTFRB has been received.

Here are a few problems with this : 

1. After LTFRB receives all the complaints, will they do anything about it?
2. People can send false information about a Taxi.

Occupy for RH Bill




It has been ten years since the first RH Bill, and after countless debates and delays we are no closer to a vote. The democratic process has stalled at the hands of time-wasting legislators and bullying bishops.
With mounting frustration we remind our public servants that for every day they delay the vote, Filipino families around the country lose their mothers. The time for delay is over. The time for a vote is now.
Starting tomorrow, November 21, RH Advocates from various organizations will occupy the park across the South Wing Gate of Congress, and launch a massive and sustained campaign to remind our Senators and Members of Congress of the urgency to vote on the Reproductive Health Bill before the year ends.
Pro-RH lawmakers, celebrities, artists, government officials, civil society and non-government groups, business, academe, youth, religious and non-religious sectors will show their support at this mass action, and advocates will camp out in front of the South Wing Gate for as long as it takes for their voices to be heard.
We urge you to join us, tomorrow and onwards, and lend your voice to a movement that will save Filipino lives. Various activities will be held at the camp and at the South Wing Gate, such as a noise barrage, cultural and solidarity nights, pickets, creative and symbolic protests, actions that will make our legislators listen.
For ten years we have been ignored, the cries of the People drowned out by the powerful few. But no more. Together we will stand, together we will shout, and together we will Occupy for RH till our legislators vote for RH now.

LRT operator in suicide incident charged


Charges were filed against the operator of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 train that hit and killed a woman who jumped into the tracks at the LRT's EDSA station Thursday, even as the LRT Authority vowed to defend him.

LRT-1 train operator Anthony Gunay, 35, now faces charges of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide for the incident, radio dzBB's Sam Nielsen reported.

Before dawn Thursday, Lucy Aroma, 52, jumped into the tracks of the LRT-1 EDSA station, and was fatally hit by the train operated by Gunay.

Gunay, who was taken into custody by the Pasay City police, was quoted in the report as saying he hit the brakes when he saw Aroma on the tracks. However, it was too late as the woman had been hit before the train halted.

Her death forced the suspension of operations at the station, and forced the LRT-1 to bypass the EDSA station for hours.

Meanwhile, LRTA spokesman Hernando Cabrera said they will not allow Gunay to operate a train for now because of the trauma.

"He is not suspended sa work pero SOP na hindi muna siya pwede mag-operate ng train dahil sa trauma involved,"Cabrera said.

Also he added that as SOP, police have to file charges against the operator involved in the incident.

But he said the LRTA will "support and defend Gunay."

Meanwhile, the dzBB report said the LRTA is also considering having the trains blessed aside from being inspected, following Thursday's incident. — LBG, GMA News

TRANSLATION :

Police : " Give us some money because we got tired going here and doing the inspection. "

LRTA : " no way. That is your JOB ".

Police : " Okay. We will charge the operator for reckless imprudence resulting to homicide."

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Chinese New Year not a Holiday Anymore in the Philippines Starting 2013

Complete list of 2013 holidays:

A. Regular Holidays
New Year’s Day, Jan. 1 (Tuesday)
Maundy Thursday, Mar. 28
Good Friday, Mar. 29
Araw ng Kagitingan, Apr. 9 (Tuesday)
Labor Day, May 1 (Wednesday)
Independence Day, June 12 (Wednesday)
National Heroes Day, Aug. 26 (Last Monday of August)
Bonifacio Day, Nov. 30 (Saturday)
Christmas Day, Dec. 25 (Wednesday)
Rizal Day, Dec. 30 (Monday)

B. Special (Non-Working) Days
Black Saturday, Mar. 30
Ninoy Aquino Day, Aug. 21 (Wednesday)
All Saints Day, Nov. 1 (Friday)
Additional special (non-working) days
-Nov. 2 (Saturday)
-Dec. 24 (Tuesday)
Last Day of the Year, Dec. 31 (Tuesday)

C. Special Holiday (for all schools)
EDSA Revolution Anniversary, Feb. 25 (Monday)

Philippine National Police Patrol... More Fun In The Philippines


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