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pEDo: December 2012 - The other side of my cerebro.

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United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) National Ambassador Against Hunger KC Concepcion (second from left) recently visited families affected by Typhoon Pablo who are staying at the evacuation centers in the municipalities of Compostela and New Bataan in Compostela Valley province. During her visit, KC also distributed relief packs from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), which include complementary rations of WFP high-energy biscuits and iron-fortified rice. With her were DSWD XI Regional Director Priscilla Nidea-Razon (leftmost) and WFP Philippines Representative and Country Director Stephen Anderson (second from right).

Prior to the distribution, KC interacted with internally displaced people and assured them that government, WFP, and many organizations are working around the clock to help them get back on their feet.

WFP National Ambassador KC Concepcion distributes DSWD relief packs

Photo Credit: WFP/Peter Caton/Philippines

WFP is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. Each year, on average, WFP feeds more than 90 million people in more than 70 countries.

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Pinoy brand TORQUE, aims to level up the mobile phone landscape for Filipino users with its new Torque MEDIA Technology. With this technology applied across its entire product line-up including entry-level models, every Juan can now enjoy “MUSIC-ALL-U-CAN, MOVIES-ALL-U-CAN” features at its finest for as low as Php 688 only.

How? Each Torque MEDIA series phone can have expandable external memory upto 32GB as compared to a mere 2GB of its rivaling foreign brand competitors. To boot, a 3.5mm Headset Jack is at bay for audio enthusiasts who wants nothing but the best of sound quality as they can now plug in their preferred pair of headphones. Another function improved here is Customization. End users can personalize not only their wallpapers or ringtones, but also their message tones & SIM names (since it is dual SIM, it is confusing to just see SIM1 or SIM2) set to each specific operator names.

SMS Sent items folder and Video Recording will now be a standard for Torque MEDIA series alongside the camera as this feature is normally not present in other brands’ low tier devices. Torque MEDIA is surely a hit with all Pinoy Audio/Video Enthusiasts. Thus, making communications more affordable and convenient for consumers; and makes it exciting that every Juan will want to have it.

Torque Now

D5 Chic Red
D9 Jolly Blue
DQ10 TV Speed Red
DROIDZ Flash

At present, Torque offers its D5, D9, DQ10 TV, DTV20, i18 Fad, 177 Click, and Droidz Flash. All products (Except for DROIDZ Flash) are with dual SIM capability with features that are consumer-focused, plus sold at very affordable price points. As part of the Torque MEDIA lineup, all mobile handsets include an FM radio capability, camera with video recorder, multimedia player, expandable memory up to 32GB and 3.5mm headset included.

D5 and D9 models, dubbed as ‘TRUE MUSIC/MOVIES PHONE’, feature a large 1.8” 65k color display, VGA camera, sent items folder, torchlight, and easy music keys for music/movies lovers’ convenience.

For Text Addicts, who opt to use QWERTY instead of keypad, Torque offers the DQ10 TV. With its Mobile TV, 1.3 megapixel camera, large 2.4” TFT display, plus a 3.5mm headset jack, DQ10 TV suits your entertainment-all-you-want mode. DQ10 TV also features WAP 2.0/ GPRS/ MMS/ STK.

DTV20 Prestige Silver

Love a bigger screen for TV viewing? One can check out Torque’s DTV20, which has a large & clear 2.4” 262K QVGA LCD, and 2-megapixel camera. Connectivity is also not a problem with its Bluetooth capability and WAP 2.0/ GPRS/ SMS/ MMS feature.

i18 Fad Sporty Red
i77 Click Sleek Black

Touch & Feel. There’s i18 Fad that has 2.8” full touchscreen and i77 Click with 3.2” full touchscreen. Both have dual mode text input, which means users can select between using its virtual QWERTY and virtual 4x3 keypad, Bluetooth, Wireless FM radio, and Mobile TV. Camera is a plus here as i18 Fad sports a 1.3-megapixel camera while i77 Click boasts a 3-megapixel camera. Connectivity features include WAP 2.0/ GPRS/ SMS/ MMS/ STK for i18 Fad while JAVA/ WAP 2.0/ GPRS/ SMS/ MMS/ STK for i77 Click.

Surf, Social Networks, Games? Torque offers the very sought-after Droidz Flash. 7.0” WVGA 800x480 Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch Zoom, Slim form factor, 3-Axis Gyro/Accelerometer matched with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS for a refined interface and easy access that is more engaging and interesting. Running at 1.2 GHz CPU with 4GB ROM and 512 MB RAM, Droidz Flash is your best mate when it comes to functions, power, and connectivity. It is also equipped with dual cameras with 2-megapixel rear camera and VGA front camera. With your Favorite Movies accessible via mini-USB or Micro-SD, plug in your 3.5mm Stereo Headset and enjoy Full-HD 1080p video experience, all movies are now ready for your enjoyment. Connect via Wi-Fi or your preferred 3G USB stick allows you true internet freedom on-the-go.

Torque Next

E2 Active Blue
i78 Stream Storm Black

Full understanding of the market always needs something fresh – design and functionality-wise, so Torque proudly embraces Pinoy Pride to the Next! It showcases 2 new models under Torque MEDIA Technology…the Most Affordable E2 & the All-In-1 Capacitive Touch i78 Stream.

E2 fits the consumer who simply wants to enjoy his/her dual roles in life – dual SIM. It features a large 1.8” 65K color display, multimedia player, FM radio, loud speaker, FM radio with headset, sent items folder, and Micro-SD up to 32GB. Bluetooth is a plus for those who want to transfer data. All this for just Php 688!

The All-In-1 i78 Stream comes with a large 4.0” HVGA display, capacitive touchscreen, 320X480 Widget-based UI, and a dual mode text input of QWERTY and keypad. You can use surf the net using the Wi-Fi and be connected using its WAP 2.0/ GPRS/ MMS/ STK. The i78 Stream also includes Mobile TV, Bluetooth, FM radio, and a multimedia player.

Torque’s New DROIDZ Flex Technology for Android now ushers in to provide Faster, More Powerful Yet Affordable Android devices for the demanding Filipino users who wants more out of Android. Such technology will now be implemented on Torque’s new DROIDZ Series such as DROIDZ Sport, DROIDZ Force, DROIDZ Atom, DROIDZ Blast, DROIDZ Motion, DROIDZ Life, DROIDZ Portal & DROIDZ Ultimate.

DROIDZ Force White
DROIDZ Sport White

For the budget-conscious Dual SIM Android lovers, Torque offers the compact DROIDZ Sport and 9.5mm-slim DROIDZ Force with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and runs at 1GHZ CPU. So remarkable here are the screen sizes as DROIDZ Sport features an efficient 3.5” HVGA 480x320 Capacitive Touch Display while DROIDZ Force features a bigger 4.0” WVGA 800x480 Capacitive Touch Display. DROIDZ Sport having 512MB ROM and 256 RAM while Droidz Force using 512 MB ROM and 512 MB RAM. These two models are Dual SIM, 3MP camera, goes with 3.5mm stereo headset, FM radio, multimedia player, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, G-sensor and internet connection via JAVA/EDGE.

DROIDZ Atom
DROIDZ Blast

Seeking for More Powerful & Faster Processing DROIDZ? Torque answers this market demand with 4 new Dual SIM-Dual Core DROIDZ Smartphones. All the series models run at 1GHz Dual Core CPU with 4GB ROM and 512MB RAM. Its superior interface uses the advanced Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, has Multi-Touch Zoom, 3.5mm stereo headset, FM radio, Micro-USB port, Light/Proximity/Gravity Sensors. Enjoy Global Roaming & Faster Connectivity as the series models support 3.5G HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100MHz at DL 7.2Mbps/UL 5.76Mbps, Quadband GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900MHz. All models support Dual cameras with 8-megapixel rear with LED Flash and VGA front camera. Other features include Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Tethering, GPS and AGPS Support.

DROIDZ Motion
DROIDZ Life

Choose among the newest Large Display Pinoy DROIDZ series: the affordable DROIDZ Atom with 4.0” WVGA 800x480 Capacitive Touch, or the corporate DROIDZ Blast with 4.7” qHD 960x540 Capacitive Touch, or the Note-like DROIDZ Motion with 5.3” qHD 960x540 Capacitive Touch, or the massive DROIDZ Life with 6.0” FWVGA 854x480 Capacitive Touch.

What Torque is more excited to launch is its DROIDZ Portal and DROIDZ Ultimate Tablets. These two models have Call and Text features, JAVA/SMS/MMS capabilities, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Tethering, GPS and AGPS Support, 3.5mm stereo headset jack, Micro-USB port, and Light/Proximity/Gravity Sensors.

DROIDZ Portal

DROIDZ Portal runs at 1GHZ Dual Core CPU with 4GB ROM and 512 RAM. With its 7.0” WSVGA 1024x600 Capacitive Touchscreen, and a multi-touch zoom, users will sure to enjoy Droidz Portal’s interface that uses Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). Users will also be delighted with its speed and bandwidth as it uses HSDPA 7.2Mbps/HSUPA 5.76 Mbps and 3.5G HSDPA 850/900/2100MHZ. Droidz Portal also features dual cameras with its rear camera using 8-megapixel with LED Flash while its front uses VGA camera.

DROIDZ Ultimate

DROIDZ Ultimate powered by 1GHZ Dual Core CPU with 8GB ROM, and 1GB RAM, It also uses HSDPA 7.2Mbps/HSUPA 5.76 Mbps and 3.5G HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100MHZ. Enjoy Droidz Ultimate with its Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), 9.7” XGA 1024x768 capacitive Touchscreen, multi-touch zoom, dual cameras with 8-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel for the front camera, plus it has HDMI capability.

Even with these exemplary products, Torque will not stop here and continue its commitment of delivering quality and value for money products for the Filipino consumers. Soon, Torque will introduce its limited edition line dubbed as ‘Inspire’ series. Coming soon!

For the complete price list and information about Torque, visit www.torque.ph.
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12/11/2012 12:06:00 PM

Fleur

Image by Joe Russo

Fleur,
     take away not thy fragrance
          from a loving bee;
     for, for a long time, it hast
          been seeking for thee,
     to taste thy sweet dew
          drops without a fee.

Fleur,
     let all thy beauty surround
          the honest bee;
     which now, the sleeping heart
          has risen for thee,
     and, with unfailing wings
          it jumpeth with glee!

Background: 30Jan1999 @ 0145a, misery from embarrassment of a 'Jose Rizal' movie-date rejection from a lady named M***e*n. ;)
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MANILA – As thousands of Filipinos in the southern region of the country struggle to recover from the destruction caused by the country’s latest extreme weather event, Typhoon Bopha, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is partnering with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) to support the Philippine government’s initiatives in building resilience to climate change.

Under the 12-month partnership “Joint WFP/UN-Habitat Initiative on Philippine Cities and Climate Change Adaptation,” the cities of Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, and Iloilo – all of which have been in the path of Typhoon Bopha – will be assessed for ecological, physical, and socio-economic risks due to climate change. Local government personnel will receive training in planning and implementing activities that will help their communities adapt to the negative effects of a changing climate.

“This partnership is very valuable to us because our city is highly vulnerable to flooding. It sits at the mouth of the Agusan River, and every time the rainy season comes, floodwaters coming from as far as the Compostela Valley pour out of the river and pose a high risk to the lives of our people who live in the riverside barangays,” says Ferdinand Amante Jr., Mayor of Butuan City.

The four cities were selected based on various criteria, including exposure to natural and climate-related hazards, such as flood, drought, and rising sea levels in coastal areas. Local government commitment to building their capacities to implement adaptation measures were also considered.

“Empowering local governments and communities to adapt to climate change is key to this joint initiative. We hope that this assistance will eventually allow for the inclusion of appropriate climate change adaptation actions in each city’s local development plan,” says WFP Philippines Country Director and Representative Stephen Anderson.

WFP will oversee the implementation of the joint initiative and lead the high-impact community adaptation projects with the local government units in each of the four cities. UN-Habitat will provide technical expertise in climate vulnerability and adaptation assessments, training for local government personnel, and climate change adaptation planning.

“UN-Habitat, together with WFP, is committed to support cities in strengthening their own capacities in participatory risk and vulnerability assessment as the basis for urban planning. Given the increasing urbanization of poverty, cities are becoming the arena where the fight for the achievement of development goals will be won or lost,” explains UN-Habitat Philippines Country Programme Manager Christopher Rollo.

The WFP/UN-Habitat partnership is a component of the larger WFP Disaster Preparedness and Response Programme which is generously supported by USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance.

WFP is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. Each year, on average, WFP feeds more than 90 million people in more than 70 countries.

For more information on the WFP’s work in the Philippines, visit http://www.wfp.org/philippines.
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