Archive for February, 2012

More than P1.2 billion has been earmarked for the pension of 185,914 poor senior citizens for 2012, Department of Social Welfare and Development said Tuesday.

The DSWD also said this is more than the P694.177 million it released in 2011 for 126,558 poor senior citizens, including those in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

“As of February 20, 2012, a total of 126,558 senior citizens or 91 percent of the 138,960 qualified beneficiaries for 2011 have been receiving their P500 monthly social pension from the DSWD.  Pay-out of stipend for the fourth quarter of 2011 is still being done by the DSWD Regional Offices,” it said.

The social pension program is provided under Republic Act No. 9994, the Expanded Senior Citizens Act (ESCA) of 2010.

Under the law, the government will serve indigent senior citizens who are frail, sickly and disabled, without any regular source of income and/or support from any member of the family, and not receiving other pension benefits from government and private agencies.

Meanwhile, in the ARMM, DSWD-ARMM OIC Undersecretary Parisya Hashim-Taradji said the DSWD continues to hold meetings with senior citizens groups, including the Confederation of Older Person’s Association of the Philippines (COPAP) and Coalition of Services for the Elderly (COSE), to effectively and efficiently implement the program.

“Senior citizens groups should be mobilized to help the DSWD implement the program, they can assist us in the validation of qualified beneficiaries,” Taradji said.

Priority beneficiaries

Priority beneficiaries of the social pension are senior citizens 77 years old and above.

The list of beneficiaries came from the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) of the DSWD, which is the database identifying who and where the poor are.

Qualified senior citizens who are not included in the NHTS-PR data were also considered as replacement to those non-qualified and delisted senior citizens due to death or transfer of residence.— LBG, GMA News


At 59th second to 1:15 of the video shows Herbert “Ebok” Pinpino at work.

Ebok, who is from Angono, Rizal, won the grand prize in the black and gray category of Neo-Angono’s tattoo competition.

The festival is also presented by Pinoy Body Art and National Commission for Culture and the Arts presented alongside the 2012 Philippine Visual Arts Festival: The Rizal Experience.

Video uploaded by marielmc on February 18, 2012.


(Related Story: 2012 PVAF Update: Neo-Angono Artists’ skin art/tattoo conference and competition on Feb. 17-18. Click this link to read the story:

Richard Gappi

Parangal para sa mga Beterano

Paggunita sa ika-67 taong Paglaya ng Bayan ng Angono mula sa mga Hapon

Pebrero 23, 2012 (Huwebes)

Ika-7 ng Umaga/ Dambana ng mga Beterano



 Unang Bahagi:

 5:30 ng Umaga ————————————————–      Misa Pasasalamat alay ng mga Beterano

                                                                                                  Saint Clement Parish Church

 Ikalawang Bahagi:

 Panalangin ——————————————————–     Pastor Jayson Bataican/ UCLA


 Tableau ————————————————————      Regional Pilot School for the Arts

 Pambansang Awit ng Pilipinas —————————-      Ars Noveau Choral/Saint Clement                                                                                                                                           Symphonic Band

 Himno ng Angono ———————————————-     Ars Noveau Choral/Saint Clement                                                                                                                                           Symphonic Band

 Pambungad na Pananalita ———————————-       Kgg. GINOCLEM T. MIRANDA


 Natatanging Bilang ——————————————–       Handog/ Ars Noveau Choral

 Mensahe ——————————————————–           Kgg. CASIMIRO “Jun” YNARES III MD

                                                                                                   Punong Lalawigan

                                                                                                   Kgg. FRISCO SAN  JUAN  Jr.

                                                                                                   Pang. Punong Lalawigan

                                                                                                   Kgg. JOEL  ROY  R. DUAVIT

                                                                                                   Kinatawan/Unang Distrito ng Rizal 

       Natatanging bilang— —————————————-   Sayaw/ Raises Academy H.S      

       Maikling Balik Tanaw    ————————————-   Dr. Cesar Villones

       Pagsasabit ng mga lei sa mga beterano at asawa ng mga beterano

       Mensahe ——————————————————–    Kgg, GERARDO  V. CALDERON

                                                                                                  Punong Bayan

 Pangatlong Bahagi: ———————————————     Pag-aalay ng Bulaklak

 Pasasalamat  —————————————————–      Kgg. FRISCO SAN JUAN  Sr.

                                                                                                  Dating Kongresista ng Rizal

                                                                                                  Supremo, Veterans Federation of Rizal


Gng. Edith Maralit

Guro ng Palatuntunan

February 20, 2012, 8:43pm
MANILA, Philippines — The two winners of the P300-million jackpot of the February 15 draw of Grand Lotto 6/55, who placed their bets in Taytay, Rizal, and Hinunangan, Southern Leyte, have not yet claimed their winnings.
A check with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in Pasay City at noon Monday showed that so far only the winners of P150,000 each for getting five numbers correctly have started to claim their money.
Lawyer Lauro A. Patiag, manager of the Internal Audit Department (PCSO-IAD), told the Manila Bulletin that the two lucky lotto players have not yet shown up.
“We are waiting for them so they can get without hassle their prize money. It is totally tax-free, the PCSO pays the tax for jackpot prizes,” he said.
Five-number winners of 6/55 in the same February 15 draw are now claiming their money, he said. “It could mean even the two winners of the P300 million may still have not realized their lucky streak,” said Patiag.

Artist-delegates from Bohol and Western Mindanao bagged the top prizes in the individual and mural/interaction painting competition, respectively, held alongside the celebration of the Philippine Visual Arts Festival 2012: The Rizal Experience in Angono, Rizal on February 17-21, 2012.

Bohol artist Irish Glory Galon bested more than 70 entries nationwide. Titled “Message Sent,” her collage/mixed media work uses images of communication such as cellular phones, SIM cards, the old-fashioned postal letter which are juxtaposed to the image of “Baybayin,” the pre-Hispanic alphabet of early settlers in the country.

Galon took home P20,000, certificates and cash gift from SM Taytay, one of the main sponsors of PVAF.

Angono, Rizal resident Chuckie Calsado’s “Photoshop” and Kriss Bajade’s “Recurring Nightmare” won 2nd and 3rd prize, respectively.

Calsado’s work  features an image of old man framed by a computer screen, which is about be redrawn, reinvented and “photoshopped.”

Bajade’s work features a man whose mouth is wide-open and seemingly in state of pain or confusion while asleep.

The seven (7) other finalists, meanwhile, include Jayson Dona-Al, Rex Tatlonghari, Jana Jumalon Alano, Wyndelle Remonde, Arnel Garcia, Jerome Santiago and Patrick Kah Yan Uy Chong.

This year’s competition used the theme “Tradisyon at Inobasyon.”

In the mural/interaction category in which the artworks were done during the 4-day festival, artists from Western Mindanao bested eight (8) other regions.

The group’s work features a nude woman signifying beauty and paradise but this seemingly idyllic situation bares pain and  struggle because of the disjointed social, political and cultural realities, perhaps an illusion to Mindanao, the Land of Promise.

The 2nd prize went to Salingoy Art Group of Bicol/Southern Luzon artists whose painting features the Mayon Volcano and “sili” (red hot pepper) as central images.

Central Luzon artists, meanwhile, bagged the 3rd prize with its mural painting titled “Sweet and Sour Self and Masks with Higante on the Side”. It features different faces in various state of emotion.

All the paintings were exhibited at the SM Taytay Event Center from Feb. 17-21, 2012.

The awarding ceremony was held last night, February 20.

NCCA-CVA head Nemiranda, Ms. Ida Calderon, wife of Angono, Rizal Mayor Gerry Calderon, provincial information and tourism officers Mar Bacani, Jenny Sumulong Ledonio and Relly Bonifacio Bernardo served as guests and gave the prizes.

(Richard R. Gappi | Rizal News Online)


MANILA, Philippines – More Filipinos are using digital media for news and information rather than listening to radio or reading newspapers and magazines, according to a study conducted by TNS, a global research company.

“TNS Digital Life 2012″ showed that 45 percent of Filipino respondents connected to the Internet compared to 36 percent who listened to radio, 12 percent who read newspapers, and 4 percent magazines.

The 2012 study showed a jump in the number of Internet users compared to 36 percent in 2011; a decrease in radio listeners who were at 40 percent in 2011; a further decrease in newspaper and magazine readers who were at 22 percent and 4 percent respectively in the same year.

Television remains the dominant medium of information with 89 percent in 2012, up from 77 percent in 2011, the same study said.

The study was based on interviews with 72,000 consumers in 60 countries worldwide from November 2011 to January 2012.

In the Philippines, TNS interviewed 1000 respondents throughout urban areas from the ABCD socio-economic classes.

The study also showed that majority of Filipinos accessing the Internet were teens and young adults, with 85 percent of Filipinos aged 16 to 20 accessing the Internet in the past four weeks, and 74 percent of Filipinos between 21 and 24 accessing the Internet in the same period.

The study also showed that families of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in the Philippines used the Internet as the primary communication medium with 81 percent, higher than mobile phones, 77 percent, and landline telephones, 24 percent.

Facebook is the primary social networking site used by 90 percent of families of OFWs to keep in contact with their relatives abroad, the study showed.

The study also showed that Filipinos accessed the Internet mostly through personal computers either at home, 50 percent, or at Internet cafes, 49 percent.

It also noted that there was an increasing number of people accessing the Internet through mobile smartphones at 12 percent.

In celebration of the nation’s EDSA Revolution victory and National Arts Month, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Committee on Visual Arts (CVA) is staging the Handover Ceremony of “The Human Cordon,” a 24” x 30” oil on canvas work which depicts a Filipino family in ‘People Power’ protest.

Nemiranda's “The Human Cordon,” a 24” x 30” oil on canvas work, depicts a Filipino family in ‘People Power’ protest. The masterpiece will be accorded to Presidential Sister Mrs. Ballsy Aquino Cruz (representing President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III) in a formal handover ceremony at the National Conference of PVAF: TRE (Philippine Visual Arts Festival 2012 The Rizal Experience) on the morning of February 19 at Thunderbird Resort-Binangonan, Rizal.

The Nemiranda painting served as the basis for a special postcard which was issued by Philippine Airlines in time for President Cory Aquino’s second state visit to the U.S. in 1989.
Artist/Committee on Visual Arts head Nemiranda believes that “Human Cordon” is an ideal gift to the Aquino clan on the 26th anniversary of the EDSA phenomenon.
The masterpiece will be accorded to Presidential Sister Mrs. Ballsy Aquino Cruz (representing President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III) in a formal handover ceremony at the National Conference of PVAF: TRE (Philippine Visual Arts Festival 2012 The Rizal Experience) on the morning of February 19 at Thunderbird Resort-Binangonan, Rizal.
The invitational event has been made possible through the joint efforts of the NCCA, SM City Taytay, the Rizal Provincial Government, Rotary International District 3800, Thunderbird Resorts, and TV5, television partner for the National Conference. Special guests at the affair include Governor Casimiro ‘Jun’ Ynares, his better half Andrea Bautista-Ynares (who is the festival hostess of PVAF), and RID 3800 District Governor Rafael M. Garcia III.
Source: Rizal News Online | Ricahrd Gappi
Local officials of Angono, Rizal led by Mayor Gerry Calderon welcomed officials of Northern Cape, South Africa on Feb. 16.

Mayor Calderon and Barangay San Isidro Captain Joey Calderon (extreme left) gave figurines of "Higantitos" as souvenir to the South African guests. Also shown in this photo are local officials namely Vice-Mayor Ronald Patrick Rubin; councilors Gino Miranda, Aristito Gil, Snooky Reyes and Barangay Bagumbayan Capt. Boy Tolentino.

Ambassador Agnes Nyamande-Pitso; Johann van Schalkwyk, manager of the Department of Economic Development and Tourism; Hugo Lambrechts, Counsellor of the South African Embassy; Zora Wookey, owner of the Worldwide Travel Agency; and Conrad Mouton, owner of Aukwatowa Tours comprise the South African delegation.
The guests were accompanied by Tourism provincial official Mar Bacani.
Counssellor Lambrechts said that his group went to Angono, Rizal to get insight and learn from the town’ successful programs and projects.
He added that like Angono, Northern Cape has a rich arts, culture and tradition but how to transform these advantages in boosting the tourism industry and economic development of Northern Cape remains wanting.
In his speech, Mayor Calderon stressed that tourism plays an important role in uplifting the lives of Angono people.
“As a local government unit that supports and implements the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals, we are continually exploring global partnership with different countries utilizing the medium of art and culture.
As positive proof of this endeavor, we have been recognized by ASEAN countries as one of the Culture Capital in the region. Recently, we also received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Millennium Development Goals Fund and League of Municipalities of the Philippines for our innovative initiative in MDG achievement through the establishment of ECO-PARK, a new technology in proper management of solid waste reduction and management,” Mayor Calderon said.
After the welcome ceremony, which students of Regional Lead School for the Arts made festive and warm because of their performances, the guests rode jeepney and visited the Blanco Family Museum and Nemiranda Art Gallery. (Richard R. Gappi)


Friday, Feb 17 at Saturday, Feb 18 sa Quezon City Hall Plaza mula 9 AM hanggang 5 PM!

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