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It’s been a year since I posted the Philippine flag in this blog and now I post it again for the 110th Independence Day. The Phil. government declared the official holiday on June 9, 2008 but all celebrations will be commemorated today, the biggest Philippine flag will be flown now to Baguio City, the country’s summer capital,  not for a spot in the Guinness Book of Records but to rekindle the waning patriotism among Filipinos.

In Kuwait, I have no information yet what are the celebrations here but I’m sure there will be a special commemorations tommorow by many active Filipino organizations. 

By the way, ZAIN participated the celebration since I received an SMS from them yesterday congratulating all the Filipinos for the 110th Independence Day, the SMS was as follows:

“Dear Customer, Zain would like to congratulate you on the special occasion of your Independence Day. On June 12th only, all international SMS sent to the Philippines will be charged as local SMS. Have a wonderful day!”

 MABUHAY!

Update:
I read in filipinosinkuwait website that there will be a program tomorrow at Arabi Sports Club, Mansouriya. Here’s the details:

REPUBLIC SERVICE: TUNGO SA GANAP NA KALAYAAN AT KAUNLARAN
13th June 2008
Arabi Sports Club, Mansouriya, Kuwait

PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES

Part I: Opening Ceremony (7:30am to 10:30 am)
Part II: Presentation from different FILCOM Organizations in Kuwwait (10:45am to 11:30am)
Part III: Hataw na! (11:45 am to 4pm)

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Photo: from Yahoo news

A young Filipino Elvis Presley impersonator dances during a break at a contest in suburban Manila on Sunday Aug. 19, 2007. The event was held as a tribute to the 30th death anniversary of Elvis Presley.

He needed the money for his sick wife and overdue rent, but honesty prevented a motorcycle taxi driver from keeping $17,000 left behind by a passenger.

Iluminado Boc returned the money to police in Tagbilaran city on central Bohol island last week, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported this morning. The woman who lost the bag of cash had just reported it to police when Boc showed up at the precinct.

“It was not mine,” Boc was quoted as saying.

Boc, 45, said he was struggling financially because his wife was taken to a hospital the same day he found the money, and they had unpaid rent.

The owner rewarded him with $32 — about seven times what a motorcycle taxi driver makes a day.

You were running for your life because you committed something against the law, the police were chasing you, would you also ask for a time out like the  one written below? Read on:

Philippine police chased down an unfit thief on Tuesday after he ran out of breath and asked his pursuers for a “time out”.

He was panting and gasping for air when we caught up with him after a 500 metre sprint,” Erwin Buenceso, one of the arresting officers, told local radio station dzBB.

Buenceso said the man and an accomplice broke into a house in the Philippine capital and stole two expensive mobile phones. Screams from the residence alerted a local police patrol, which gave chase.

The robber asked for a “time out” using hand signals.

After he regained his composure, police seized the two stolen phones and brought him to a station for questioning.

I wondered why he asked for time out, he might be tired, no way to go, afraid, regret or woke up from his dream? lol 😀