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Philippine Orthopedic Center

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I had my medical check up last August 26,2011. The doctor called me up to inform me that I have scoliosis and asked me if I am aware of it, I said no. I was never aware of it because I have never been hospitalized or undergone any major medical check up or x-ray examination. The doctor advised me to visit the Philippine Orthopedic Center which specializes musculoskeletal disorder and related conditions.

Philippine Orthopedic Center (POC) is located at Maria Clara Cor. Banawe St., Santa Mesa Heights, Quezon City. If you’re going there from the south/Alabang, I suggest you take the train (PNR) and get off at Espana (espanya) station, from there, take a jeep going to Banawe Ave./Project 8/Project 6 and tell the driver to drop you off at Banawe Ave. Then take the MMDA overpass to cross the other street (landmark: Mcdo) From there, take a jeep going to retiro/e.rodriguez and just inform the driver to drop you off at the Orthopedic Center.

POC offers free medical check ups and other services. Membership require patients to pay 30pesos to have a blue card which contains your personal information and the designated/assigned room and doctor for you depending on your illness. The queuing  in registering new members are usually long so you have to be early to avoid long hours of waiting.

I was assigned in room 2 which handles spine problems. The doctor asked me several questions about my scoliosis and asked what is the degree of curve in my spine but since I don’t have the x-ray result with me and I still don’t know the degree of my curve, he gave me a slip to take an x-ray examination and bring back the result to him. The x-ray is not free, I paid 800 pesos for it which is actually cheaper than the usual considering that I had two x-rays (Front and Side). I had to wait more than 4 hours just to have an x-ray examination because of the long lines and emergency cases. The result is that I have a 24 degrees curve which is a mild case of scoliosis and since I’ve reached adult age, there is just a small chance of  increase curvature of the spine.

The doctors there are really professional and they will treat you accordingly so no need to be afraid. I just want to share with you guys my experience in Philippine Orthopedic Center.. 🙂

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Letter of Erap to son JV

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Dear JV:

Kamusta na sa Amerika, anak? Mabagal ko’ng isinulat ang liham na ito
dahil alam kong mabagal ka ring magbasa.
Anak, gusto ko lamang
iparating na hindi na kami sa Malacanang nakatira ngayon. Nabasa kasi
ng mommy mo (si Loi), na kadalasan na ang mga aksidente ay nangyayari sa bahay kaya’t napagpasiyahan ko na lumipat na ng tirahan. Pero huwag kang mag-alala. Dinala ko naman ang karatula ng ating lumang address kaya maari mo pa rin akong sulatan sa dati nating address.
Mahirap na kasi ang pabago-bago. Alam mo naman na napakarami ko ng kinakabisado.

Maganda naman ang tirahan namin ngayon. Mayroon pa ngang built-in na washing machine. subali’t ng labhan ko yung damit ko, hindi na bumalik. kaya’t huwag kang bibili ng Saniware washing machine, anak. malakas pa naman sana ang ikot …
Maganda rin ang lagay ng panahon dito. dalawang beses lamang umulan last week. Yung una, mula lunes hanggang miyerkules,
yung pangalawa, mula huwebes hanggang linggo.

Tungkol nga pala sa coat na gusto mong ipadala namin… masyado raw
mabigat sabi ni Orly kung isasama yung mga butones. kaya pasensiya ka na kung tinanggal namin bago namin ipadala. Nilagay naman namin sa bulsa para hindi mawala.

Ay naku! Alam mo bang basang-basa kami nung martes(nung unang umulan last week)? Naiwan kasi nitong si Senator Tito yung susi ng BMW niya sa loob.E nakabukas pa naman ang sunroof ! Basang-basa tuloy ang interior! mabuti na lamang at gumanap na carnapper itong si Jinggoy nung araw kaya nabuksan niya ang kotse mula sa labas. Ang kaso mo, ng pumasok kami ni Jinggoy,naiwan si senator tito sa labas at hindi na naman niya mabuksan ang kotse! WALA na NAMAN sa kanya ang susi. &^&@%* mga artistang politiko talaga yan! Hindi gumagamit ng IQ… muntik na kaming malunod nuon ah!

Naalala ko tuloy yung pinsan kong nahulog sa tangke ng whiskey! Marami sana ang gustong sumagip pero pinilit pa ring niyang uminom at libre! Ayun,nalunod at pina-cremate —- anim na araw rin ang binilang bago natapos ang apoy… kaya pag namatay ako, hindi ako paki-cremate…masakit.

Siyanga pala, nanganak na si jackie kahapon.. Hindi ko pa alam kung
lalaki o babae kaya hindi ko masabi kong ikaw ay isa ng Uncle o Auntie.
Naku! napakalikot na bata… eager beaver ika nga!

Anak, hanggang dito na lamang muna ang aking liham… Marami pang pagbabago ang kailangan gawin sa Pilipinas. Ayun sa survey, 95% pa lang ng mga Filipino ang naging madasalin mula ng ako’y naging presidente! Kailangan 120%!!! Siyempre kailangan kasama ang mga OCW sa abroad, no?

Love,
PAPA ERAP

P.S. Papadalahan sana kita ng pera pero nakasarado na ang sobre…

Pork Adobo

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Adobo

Adobo

Ingredients:

1 kilo pork picnic or side bacon belly cut into cubes
1 cup white vinegar
1 garlic head finely chopped
1 medium size red onion finely chopped (optional)
3 pcs. bay leaves
½ cup soy sauce
1 cup water
1 teaspoon peppercorn
3 tablespoons oil

How to cook:
1.) In a deep frying pan or wok, brown pork in oil.
2.) Add vinegar, soysauce, portion of garlic and
onion(optional), laurel, peppercorn and water.
3.)Cook uncovered and bring to boil.
4.)When it’s almost dry just add 1/2 cup of water.
5.)Cover and simmer until pork becomes tender.
6.)In another pan, saute remaining garlic and
onion(optional) until golden-brown.
7.)Add pork and pour the rest of the sauce.
Serve hot. (enoy these philippine recipes)