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pEDo: October 2011 - The other side of my cerebro.

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WFP News Release
24 October 2011

MANILA – A US$750,000 cash grant from the United States Agency for International Development/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) is powering the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) Disaster Preparedness and Response project in four of the most disaster-prone provinces of Northern Luzon.

WFP’s 12-month project in Benguet, Cagayan, Laguna and Sorsogon, which is already up and running, is being implemented in collaboration with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and WFP’s local NGO partner the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP).

“WFP highly appreciates USAID/OFDA’s timely and generous funding for a key government priority. This support is critically needed for a country which is so vulnerable to natural disasters,” said WFP Philippines Country Director Stephen Anderson. “The recent floods and the damage to agriculture caused by Typhoons Pedring and Quiel have highlighted once again how essential it is for us to work together to improve disaster preparedness and response.

“Fundamental to the success and sustainability of this project is the strong partnership with DSWD, DILG, OCD and the Local Government Units (LGUs) which have committed to implement small-scale community projects to help mitigate the impact of disasters,” said Anderson.

The participating LGUs have earmarked 13.9 million pesos in counterpart funds for the projects, while DSWD is providing 3.9 million pesos from its Disaster Fund.

A Capacity Needs Assessment on Disaster Preparedness and Response that WFP conducted together with the Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative highlighted the need to mitigate the impact of landslides in Benguet, to improve flood control systems in Cagayan and Laguna and to strengthen the capability of communities in Sorsogon to better respond to volcanic eruptions and flooding. The study findings are consistent with WFP’s experience of carrying out small-scale, community-driven early recovery and rehabilitation activities in partnership with DSWD in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Ondoy and Typhoon Pepeng in late 2009 and 2010.
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Cyber Theft or the stealing of personal information or other works involving the use of computer/technology is so rampant nowadays. These includes the copy-paste methods that some writers, be it journalists, bloggers, or even students and professionals does to make their assignments/jobs easy, without any regards to the original author of an article, photo, or other intellectual property which they found from the internet -- or the Cyber world.

On the other hand, Plagiarism - or the "wrongful appropriation," "close imitation," or "purloining and publication" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions," and the representation of them as one's own original work (Wikipedia), has also been spreading like a fart going out-of-control.

It's like common sense to a lot of people nowadays are no longer common, and cyber crimes have been much more notorious than all the other crimes on the dark roads. Should we wait before our own properties or us get victimized before we take control with these crimes? Or if you're one of those who have "innocently" been involved to these kind of activities, what would you do? Let's all start policing and guarding one another, at the same time, give respect if you still have a human-mind and brain that you could call your own!

Be guided with the comic illustration below which I found from my inbox courtesy of my officemate named Cyril Balboe, which was also passed on to him by one of his friends, whom his friends might have also got it from their friends, and maybe one of those friends of my officemates' friends found it from SystemComic.com and/or LoldWell.com.

Click the image to go to the chart's originating URL

Let us all fight Cybercrime in our own and meaningful ways.
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10/13/2011 03:04:00 PM

Ano Ba Talaga Mar?

10/10/2011 - Gov’t to file case vs Stradcom

“The department position is that we will recoup all unauthorized exploitation of this database which is owned by the government. The only method for doing is through litigation. We will file the appropriate cases for restitution of these amounts,” Roxas told the Senate committee on finance.

10/13/2011 - COA Clarifies Statement on Stradcom

Department of Transportation and Communications Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II also clarified a press statement he issued last Tuesday, wherein he was quoted as saying that the DOTC will sue Stradcom for “unauthorized exploitation” of the LTO database.

Roxas said what he meant is that the COA report will be handled by their legal department.

“Sinasabi ng COA na tingnan ito at isaayos ito so pinasa natin sa legal yung COA report. Dun lang tayo nagmumula eh, kung sinabi ng COA na dapat tingnan ito, eh pinapaaral natin sa legal kung ano ba talaga ang sitwasyon dito,“ he said.
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10/07/2011 01:40:00 AM

A Friend Indeed

A friend in the phone, doesn't makes me alone;
when things go wrong, the time will not be long!

A friend in deed, will sometimes need,
A dough to feed, but will leave you bleed!

People passed by, with my mind up in the sky;
seeking how to let cry, tear glands that are dry!

Truly many says "Friend!", but few are willing to lend,
ears that are bent, surely will make you mend!

A friend I always meet, will only give a greet;
heart dug in the pit, they'll never make it fleet!

A friend I never see, would always be in glee,
to cause my feeble knee, sturdy and make it free!

Peace is always near, whenever I feel and hear;
her soft voice in my ear, that makes the eye give a tear!

A friend away from sight, always near to give light,
in my mind there's a fright, blown away and made bright!

Background: 07Aug1999 @ 0140a, During the days when phone-palling is still the hype, finding new friends is easy. Question is, how would you know who's the real one?
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10/06/2011 11:34:00 PM

Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011)

"People sometimes have goals in life. Steve Jobs exceeded every goal he set himself." - Steve Wozniak (Apple Co-Founder)

Image re-captured from Wikipedia
In my early days in College (SY 1997-1998), I've learned about the history of Computer, as well as the history of Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, and you Mr. Steve Jobs - it was thanks to my ICS101 Instructor. Then you made me realize that not all histories are written after, but it was during the course of your endeavors. You were one of those who changed and shaped the world's computing technologies, and I feel so grateful and lucky to be part of these shifting in our every day lives as you create new innovations, as the rapid changes and computing improvements re-evolve how we do our own jobs. It was all thanks to the great mind that you do have.

Thank you Mr. Steve Jobs. You will be missed!

Read more tributes for Steve Jobs.
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