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Importance of Taxation


We Filipinos often disregard the value of tax. We always complain whenever we compute how much tax are deducted in our salaries. So to make you feel better I will give you a small list of Importance of Taxation which I read in our Economics book.

Through tax, citizens can contribute and give their fair-share to the cost and expenses of government in order for the state to:

  1. Raise revenue
    – No government can exist without it, it cannot promote the welfare of the people.
  2. Protect locally produced goods against competition from import by imposing higher custom duties.
  3. Protect new industries by granting tax exemptions.
  4. Regulate property.
  5. Distribute equally the wealth of the nation.

Credits: “Introduction to Economics” by Roman D. Leano, Jr. and Ronald M. Corpuz.

Philippine National Anthem


written by Jose Palma

Land of the morning
Child of the sun returning
With fervor burning
Thee do our souls adore.

Land dear and holy
Cradle of noble heroes,
Ne’er shall invaders
Trample thy sacred shore.

Ever within thy skies and through thy clouds
And o’er the hills and seas
Do we behold the radiance, feel the throb, of glorious liberty.

Thy banner dear to all our hearts
Its sun and stars alight –
Oh, never shall its shining filled
Be dimmed by tyrant’s might!

Beautiful and land of love, O land of light,
In thine embrace ’tis rapture to lie,
But it is glory ever, when thou art wronged,
For us thy sons, to suffer and die.

The Leaf Musician


He became famous around the world for his distinct talent. The Guinness Book of World Records has recognized Filipino National Artist Levi Celerio as the only man who could play beautiful music with a leaf. Celerio appeared in “That’s Incredible” and the Mel Griffin show where he played music with a leaf.

The Guinness Book of World Records said: “The only leaf player in the world is in the Philippines”. As a composer and lyricist, Celerio wrote more than 4,000 songs.



divisoria street

divisoria street

We Filipinos celebrate Christmas every year.
Divisoria, Baclaran and other markets are all fully loaded nowadays. People are all out in the market to buy gifts and give aways for their relatives and friends.
But isn’t it great to find all these interesting gifts right in your home?

Shopping Online is really popular right now. Specially to bloggers.
We bloggers love to shop online.
Through Online shopping we can avoid those traffics, people, snatchers and specially headache.
One of the trusted site that I usually visit is the Shopwiki.
My aunt just bought Car seats and Infant Toddler Seat in Shopwiki.
Shopwiki is really known and trusted in terms of online shopping.
They will give you a full list of all the reliable and trusted links of sites that offers the items you are looking for.

My aunt asked me what I want for Christmas. (hehe) I just told her to browse in the shopwiki’s Gifts for College Students.
The truth is I want a laptop, but a PSP will do (demanding). I hope she’ll guess what I want.

Here is the screenshot of the site:



Visit it if you have time. The site will give you a good impression in online shopping.

Happy Holidays guys! Enjoy Shopping!

Paruparong Bukid


Paruparong Bukid

Paruparong bukid na lilipad-lipad
Sa gitna ng daan papagapagaspas
Isang bara ang tapis
Isang dangkal ang manggas
Ang sayang de kola
Isang piyesa ang sayad
May payneta pa siya — uy!
May suklay pa mandin — uy!
Nagwas de-ohetes ang palalabasin
Haharap sa altar at mananalamin
At saka lalakad na pakendeng-kendeng.

Filipino students access to free software


Filipino students access to free software

By Lynda B. Valencia

To unlock the country’s college students their creative potential and set them on the path to academic and career success, Microsoft Philippines today launched a software giveaway that provides them access to the latest Microsoft developer and designer tools at no charge.

The Microsoft DreamSpark student program ( makes available a broad range of development and design software for download. “Looking at the kind of technology that we have today, we expect to see bigger and better innovation to come, and our students today will play a major role in this,” said Tim Vergel de Dios, Academic Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Philippines. “Microsoft DreamSpark is our way of equipping the next generation of technology leaders with tools that will not only help them improve their skill, but also enable them to make use of technology in life-changing ways that will benefit the community and spur economic growth,” he said.

The program was initially offered to more than 35 million college students in Belgium, China, Finland, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.K. and the U.S. earlier this year. Now, Microsoft DreamSpark is also available to all Filipino student members of the Junior Philippine Computer Society (JPCS), the only national student Information Technology (IT) organization in the country. JPCS is open to all college students who are interested in IT and developing their technical and leadership skills.

The organization currently has over 4,000 members coming from universities and colleges around the country. According to Vergel de Dios, Microsoft partnered with JPCS to ensure that they can reach out to students focusing on technology, design, math, science and engineering. “Expansion of the program to include all tertiary students will continue throughout the coming years,” he said.

The following cutting-edge software will be available to empower students to unlock their ingenuity by building critical skills — Microsoft developer tools, designer tools, and platform resources. “Students today are very technical, and this can be seen in our lifestyle and interests, as well as in what is expected of us when we enter the workplace. Here is an opportunity for students like me to be familiar with the same professional tools that we will be using when we graduate and enter the industry,” said John Paul Sibug, President, Junior Philippine Computer Society (JPCS).

He added,”This gives us a real advantage as we start our careers. Microsoft DreamSpark lets us apply what we’re learning inside the classroom to gain new insights into software design and development. According to an International Data Corporation (IDC) study of the economic impact of IT across 82 countries and regions, technological innovation is a critical economic growth engine and is expected to generate 7.1 million new jobs in the global economy over the next four years. The IT employment base is also expected to grow to 42.5 million people.

On the other hand, John Gantz, chief research officer of IDC, said, “Technology is the ignition key for job growth, economic development and creating sustainable solutions to global problems.” “The emerging economies are forecast to drive over 25 percent of the new IT jobs over the next four years. These jobs will be driven by an evolving, highly skilled labor force,” he said.

Microsoft is working with academic institutions, governments and student associations around the world to ensure the necessary local identity-verification technology infrastructure exists to bring Microsoft DreamSpark to all students.

Story courtesy of PNA