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TOP TEN NURSES LAST JULY 2010 NURSING BOARD EXAM

Here's the list of the examinees who garnered the ten highest places in the recently released Nursing Board Exam results.

1 RAYAN ABOGADO OLIVA ATENEO DE NAGA - 86.80
2 AILEEN ANCANAN AUSTRIA - DE LOS SANTOS-STI COLLEGE, INC.-(DELOS SANTOS S.N.) -86.40
3 ALLYCE JOANA TOLEDO DE LEON UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS - 86.00
ANNA VANESSA ANG GAN UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS - 86.00
4 ALYSSA LEONILA DELA SILVA GUIAM CENTRO ESCOLAR UNIVERSITY-MANILA 85.80
5 CHARMAINE CAMACHO GAUIRAN -REMEDIOS TRINIDAD ROMUALDEZM EMORIAL SCHOOL - 85.60
VIDA THERESA SIBAYAN GUMANGAN - SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY - 85.60
ABIGAIL DIAZ ICASIANO - ARELLANO UNIVERSITY-MANILA - 85.60
WEENA MARIE BORDEOS LIM - UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS - 85.60
JOHN JOSEPH MAYO MONTALBO - FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY-MANILA - 85.60
JAN MICHAEL GABIONZA ONG - OUR LADY OF FATIMA UNIVERSITY VALENZUELA - 85.60
JOAN DIOQUINO TEJADA - REMEDIOS TRINIDAD ROMUALDEZ MEMORIAL SCHOOL - 85.60
6 ZYRUS RONN SAMSON BERNASOR - OUR LADY OF FATIMA UNIVERSITYVALENZUELA…

NURSING BOARD EXAM JULY 2010 RELEASED BY PRC

The Professional Regulations Commission announces that 37,679 out of 91,008 passed the Board Exam for Nurses in the Philippines administered by the Board of Nursing in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, La Union, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Pampanga, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga last July 2010.

The result came in after 42 days.

Registration for the issuance of PRC ID requires the following.

Duly accomplished Oath of Professional (Panunumpa ng Propesyonal) form
Current Community Tax Certificate (cedula),
2 pieces passport size picture (colored with white background and complete nametag)
1 piece 1x1 picture (colored with white background and complete nametag)
2 sets of metered documentary stamps
1 short brown envelope with name and profession
Initial Registration Fee of P600
Annual Registration Fee of P450 for 2010-2013

The oath taking ceremony will be held Monday and Tuesday, September 20 and 21, 2010, with morning (8:00 A.M.) and afternoo…

Venus Raj's "Major Major" is a Hot Topic in Twitter!

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This week begins with a tragic event (Manila Hostage Incident). To have a little relaxation, let's talk something funny...
Miss Philippines Venus Raj answer to the final question in the 2010 Miss Universe beauty pageant became a hot topic in the country. The word "major major" , echoing Venus's answer ,is one of the trending topics on twitter. It even became a popular punchline among Filipinos jokes.

Manila Hostage Taking - What Went Wrong?

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As everyone knows, the hostage-taking fiasco last Monday end up in a very disturbing manner. Nine innocent lives were wasted in a meaningless bloodshed. A group of tourists who came to the country to enjoy will be going home in boxes. It was a sad and horrible outcome like most of the seemingly getting common incidents of fear due to the relentless evil deeds.
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In the last article posted on this blog, I featured a web article showing how the media could do better in broadcasting cases of crisis like hostage-taking incidents. Now, the British Broadcasting Corporation-Asia Pacific (BBC) published an article entitled, "Ten things the Philippines bus siege police got wrong". It features comments from Charles Shoebridge, a security analyst who has worked in British Army and Scotland Yard for counter-terrorism.

Read the article below and see what could've done better by the Philippine police during the course of the bus siege.

Ten things the Philippines bus …

Hostage Taking in Manila - The Media Could've Done Better

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Image via WikipediaThe horrifying hostage taking incident that happened yesterday came into a disturbing conclusion. Nine innocent lives were taken in a meaningless bloodshed. Who should take the blame for this horrendous display of evil? Is it the hostage taker? Is it the police?

Many will say that the police authorities failed to handle the situation wisely. The Hong Kong government already expressed its disappointment over the incident. It was indeed very clear from yesterday's incident that the country's competence in maintaining peace and security is seriously flawed.

Also worth taking note of is how the media behaved during the course of the incident. The media has been criticized for giving information to the hostage taking on which we cannot deny that it may have contributed to his agitation.

I found this very nice article about how the journalists should have responded in those crises.

Guidelines for Covering Hostage-Taking Crises, Prison Uprisings, Terrorist Actions

Galactic Inbox : A Gmail Inspired HTML 5 Game!

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Gmail's official blog recently posted this funny post introducing a cute game inspired by Gmail itself. The creator called it Galactic Inbox. It is a fun game featuring a space ship powered with missile. It is also made using HTML 5, the latest HTML version that focuses on multimedia applications in the web.


According to the blog post, the creator made the game as a "thank you" to Google team for their untiring efforts in developing the web-mail.

Take note that you need a web browser that supports HTML 5 before you can play it. The latest versions of Firefox, Chrome, and Safari supports HTML 5.

Try it and have some fun!

Link to the game

Link to Gmail blog post

Report Legitimate Concerns on How the Government Uses People’s Funds at perangbayan.com

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Image via WikipediaIn line to its mission to be more transparent on how the money of the Filipino people are used and also to be more vigilant against corruption, the Department of Finance launches a website that will provide a feedback mechanisms directly from the citizens. The website is www.perangbayan.com . The name if translated to English is close to “Money of the People”.

The website uses social networking strategy to gather the information about graft, improper action, negligence, lavish lifestyle and other illegal practices that involves the Department of Finance and other government agencies attached to it like the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and Bureau of Customs (BOC). Aside from reporting negative incidents, citizens are also urged to report positive actions from these agencies.

To know more about the website and how reporting is done, visit the website at www.perangbayan.com .

Noynoy's First Paycheck as Philippines' CEO

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Image via WikipediaWe all take a close look at our personal salaries, earnings or allowances. And admit it or not many of us always complain about it. Here are some common complaints.

It's too small!It's not enough for me and my family.How can I budget this?I'm underpaid.I worked hard for this?How can I possibly live with this amount?The tax is too big!
The list is definitely longer than this. Yes, salary is one of the hottest and most controversial human inventions and it has always been like that since the beginning.

Now, let's shift our focus to the latest topic in the world of Pinoy money. Early this evening, we saw in the news, a picture of a powerful man holding his first paycheck. This powerful man is none other than our very own President Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino Jr. How much did he earn on first month of being employed as the chief executive of the Philippines? As we saw in the news, he got a net salary amounting to 63, 000 pesos. His gross salary is jus…