Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Fight for Your Father's Rights

In Kalinga during the olden times, marriages had never been attested in paper and ink. Marriages were usually conducted in front of the native folks who served as witnesses to the momentous occasion. Although there were no documents offered as proof of the union, it was considered binding and legal. Every marital rite was considered sacred never to be broken.

Nowadays though, this is no longer true, as marriage bonds are being constantly destroyed. In these instances of inevitable separation and divorce, it would be natural for the mother to assume custodial rights over the children.

But what if the mother is unfit? Wouldn’t it be natural for you - as the father - to want to transfer those rights? Being a father, you should be aware of your rights.

Establishing your rights need not be expensive nowadays. You don’t have to take the trouble of hiring an attorney.

All of your father’s rights would be taken cared of by this web-based service; from visitation rights, to child support , to custodial rights and many more legal impediments that would prevent you from assuming your parental responsibility.

It is a blessing that a certain venue is now available which could empathize and specifically understand your needs as a father.

No matter what would be done at present, people could no longer go back to that time in the past, when your word is enough assurance than all the attorneys in the world.

Monday, December 22, 2008


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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I won at Matt Urdan's MTMD

I won Matt Urdan's Meltwater, Torrents, Meanderings Delta's contest on Battle of the Boys Band Contest.

Visit Matt's blog and read his fascinating and thought provoking posts.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I Would Travel in Style

In Taloctoc during my childhood, we did not have the luxury of any means of transportation. When I graduated from elementary, I enrolled in high school at the nearby town, Lubuagan. We usually went home during weekends by hiking through the mountainous terrain for 4-6 hours. The seasoned hikers would take the hike only 3 hours, but for the rest of the group, including me, we took our time basking in nature and the unusual biota around us.

There were wild orchids, flowers, and many unusual plants that I have seen only in those mountains. There were small streams bubbling through crystal clear waters, and delightful, cascading waterfalls were common. Nothing could match the peace and serenity one felt at the mountain top; it felt god-like looking down at the creation all around you, and being near to the azure sky.

Nowadays, the beauty of nature is no longer enjoyed by the young as much as we did before, as transportation is already available. There are mini buses and jeepneys now that travel the route from Taloctoc to the different towns like Pasil and Lubuagan.
I plan to go home in the near future and I would like to travel in style. A toyota would do for me, a 4Runner. These cars can have all the specifications you would like your car to have, like dual power seats, trip computer, memory seats, a navigation system, cruise control, and various gadgets that would make my trip comfortable and cozy as I would like it to be.

I would still stop and admire nature for sure, even if I am not on foot. I could also camp for the day if I would have ample time to spare. Toyota cars are so spacious, I could store all what I need for a long day’s travel.

They also come in various models like Toyota prius, Toyota Avalon, Toyota camry and in different exquisite colors like, black, blue, green and many others.

I’m sure it would be an exhilarating and unforgettable experience.

Travel Destinations in the Philippines

The Philippines is known as "Pearl of the Orient". It is because visiting the Philippines would be like visiting numerous wonderful places all over the world.

First just like the vast, beautiful lands of Australia, the Philippines could provide the visitor various interesting nature tripping adventures that you could engage in. Ibiza and the Bahamas offer beaches and nature, but read on why the Philippines beaches are also worth a visit.

Here are some tourist's spots that could make your visit worth the trip:

1. Boracay, Aklan - It's an island paradise with its fine white sand and beautiful beaches. Boracay has captured the hearts of millions of tourists who had trekked to the island every year. The beach and the surrounding environment is a blast for sea lovers and nature trippers.

In fact, just recently, Yahoo Travel announced the Most Popular Beaches of 2007 and Boracay has ranked first, even besting the wonderful Bahamas islands. What better testimonial than that coming from Yahoo! Travel?

2. Tagaytay - This city is great for outdoor activities. The air is cool and clean and one can go into several activities like horse back-riding, nature tripping, or just spend time basking in the beauty of nature. This is also one of the locals most frequented tourist spots. There are available comfortable lodgings, golf courses, guided tours and many more.

3. Baguio City Is the Summer Capital of the Philippines. This is because during the sweltering heat of summer, only Baguio maintains that bearable temperature. The city has also several interesting places to see. The Asin hot springs is an hour ride from the city proper. This place is usually frequented by believers in the healing power of the hot springs. "They're really hot; you can boil eggs in them.) You have also the Pink Sisters, a very quite and calm place to have a self-retrospection. This is where the best Yam and pineapple jam are made by enterprising native women. You can go horse back-riding too at mines view park; a park where you can see the breath-taking view of the neighboring towns where previous mines were located.

4. Banaue Rice Terraces, Ifugao Going further north, you can visit the Banaue Rice Terraces. This has gained notoriety because of the recent tragedy that occurred there but lawmakers are more vigilant and careful now. For Filipinos, these rice terraces believed to be the 8th Wonder of the World and had been nominated for the Online voting

of The New 7 Wonders of the World. This structure can only be appreciated in person. It bears witness to the ingenuity and resourcefulness of the native Ifugao in "carving" layers and layers of rice paddies right into the mountain and up to its acme, seemingly building a stairway to heaven. It is awesome and beautiful scenery.

5. Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro You would me amazed at the treasures of nature that has been in hiding in Puerto Galera , like Milton's Paradise Lost"; Roaring waterfalls, bubbling rivers , flora and fauna that you may have never seen could be a total blast for any visitor. You would feel like you came from another totally different place.

6. Chico River, Kalinga The last, but certainly not the least is the Chico River a long, winding river situated in the heart of the hinterlands of Kalinga. Although this is situated in the heart of the mountains and transportation is sometimes difficult, it is still a must see for adventurous visitors. Water rafting is becoming popular as more and more foreigners frequent the river to experience the thrilling and exciting activity. Aside from this, the towering, verdant mountains can provide enough adventure for those seeking for more. Just like Puerto Galera, Mother Nature abounds with its gems.

There are still various wonderful places to visit. There are the strawberry farms of Benguet, the Sleeping Beauty of Tinglayan, the Callao caves of Cagayan, the Chocolate Hills of Bohol, and many others.

This article was published at Helium.com

Boracay picture by wili_hybrid