Monday, May 4, 2009

Less-known facts about Manny Paquiao

Now that Manny Paquiao is now being referred to by many as "the greatest fighter" that has ever lived, I am sure people around the world would like to know more about him. Here is a list of some less-known facts about Manny.

(1) His real name is Emmanuel Dapidran Paquiao. He became known in the Philippines as Manny Paquiao. It was only in the US where he earned the monicker "Pacman" obviously due to their initial difficulty in pronouncing his last name.

(2) His real "hometown" is General Santos City, not Sarangani Province. Although he was born in the province of Bukidnon (translates to mountainous in English), he really grew up in General Santos City, known as the tuna capital of the Philippines. He has transferred his residence to Sarangani to run as congressman (member of the Philippine House of Representatives) for the province's lone legislative district.

(3) Paquiao's record is not spotless. Early in his career, he lost to fellow-Filipino, Rustico Torrecampo, via a third round knockout.  Later, he also lost to a Thai, Medgoen Singsurat, also known as Medgoen 3K Battery, after struggling to make weight. Finally, he lost to Erik Morales via unanimous decision in the first match of what later became a trilogy.

(4) Like majority of males in the Philippines, Manny loves basketball. As was shown in the Paquiao vs Hatton HBO 24/7 reality show, he actually plays with neighbors on an outdoor cement court near his mansion in General Santos City. He also owns a basketball team known as MP Warriors of Gensan which plays in the Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association league. (Added on May 6, 2009)

(5) Paquiao is the only Filipino who was voted among Time Magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world for 2009. He ranked no. 22 ahead of Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and the Dalai Lama. He is one of the few athletes on the list, together with Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods, Rafael Nadal and Alex Rodriguez. (Added on May 6, 2009)

Know more about our Pambansang Kamao? Please tell us by posting it on the comments section or any where else for that matter. Congratulations to Manny. You really make us proud.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Lahing Pinoy: The Manny Paquiao Fight Song

Lahing Pinoy
By Manny Paquiao
Music by Lito Camo

Lagi kong itataas bandila ng Pilipinas
Saan mang sulok ng mundo iwagayway ko ito
Kahit saan, kahit kailan basta’t kung para sa bayan
Buhay ko’y ilalaan para sa lupa kong  inilangan.

Pilipino, Pilipino, Pilipino ang lahi ko
Pilipino, Pilipino, Pilipino ang lahi ko
Sumigaw ang Pinoy (Hoy), ang lahat ng Pinoy
Ang lahi ng Pinoy sa mundo.

Lagi kong isisigaw mabuhay ang Pilipinas
Ang bayan na pinagmulan, kaya ako ay malakas
Dugong bayani ay taglay, ang syang nalalaytay
Sa nag-aalab kong kamay, pag sumuntok todo bigay.

Pilipino, Pilipino, Pilipino ang lahi ko
Pilipino, Pilipino, Pilipino ang lahi ko
Sumigaw ang Pinoy (Hoy), ang lahat ng Pinoy
Ang lahi ng Pinoy sa mundo.

Pilipino, Pilipino, Pilipino ang lahi ko
Pilipino, Pilipino, Pilipino ang lahi ko
Sumigaw ang Pinoy (Hoy), ang lahat ng Pinoy
Ang lahi ng Pinoy sa mundo.

Pilipino, Pilipino, Pilipino ang lahi ko
Pilipino, Pilipino, Pilipino ako.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Negoskwela Schedule for May 2009

Here is a complete list of seminars that Negoskwela will be offering this month of May 2009.

Computer/IT/Electronics Courses
  • Computer Basic
  • Computer Repair and Networking
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Macromedia Flash
  • Access Programming
  • TV and Monitor Servicing
  • Web Publishing
  • Cellphone Repair
Regular Courses
  • Thai Massage
  • Lutuing Pinoy
  • Bag Making with Sewing
  • Scented and Decorative Candle Making
  • Basic Fiber Glass Making
  • Project Feasibility Study
  • Hair Cutting for Men and Women
  • Basic Mandarin Language
  • Animal Feed Production and Formulation
  • Bangus Culture
  • Pares-pares Toppings with Rice
  • Pedicure, Manicure and Foot and Hand Spa Massage
  • Rugs and Doormat Making
  • Silkscreen Printing
  • Massage and Aromatherapy
  • Laundry Operation Business
  • Basic Beadworks
  • Catsup, Toyo and Vinegar Making
  • Basic Balloon Arrangement
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Herbal and Transparent Soap Making
  • Tilapia Hatchery and Nursery
  • Polyester Resin
  • Goat Raising
  • Special Pancit and Mami
  • Spreads and Jams
  • Fruit Juice and Concentrates
  • Chicken Layer Production with Fieldtrip
  • Basic Baking for Cakes
  • Basic Dress Making
  • Flavored and Fortified Juice
  • Shawarma Making and other Mediterranean Dishes
  • Laundry Detergent, Dishwashing Soap and Fabric Softener
  • Money Changer Business
  • Franchising for Filipino Entrepreneur
  • Reflexology and Acupressure
  • Commercial Hydroponics
  • Perfume and Cologne Making
  • Pastillas Making
  • Franchising Food Cart Business
  • Chocolate Molding
  • Setting-uUp Water Refilling Station
  • Sizzling Dishes
  • Shiatsu Massage
  • Waitering and Bartending
  • Bookbinding
  • Intensive Tilapia in Tank
  • Setting-up and Operating a Travel Agency Business
  • Export-Import for Small Scale Business
  • Duck Raising
  • Setting-up Computer Ink Refilling Business
  • Jewelry Appraisal and Pawnshop Management
  • Wedding Planning and Coordination
  • Pizza Variation and Pasta Sauce Making
  • Basic Fresh Flower Arrangement
  • Starting and Managing your Own Business
  • Fish Processing
  • Rice in a Box
  • Passporting and Visa Processing
  • Cakes and Pastries
  • Starting and Operating Pre-School Day Care Center
  • Paper Recycling and Novelty Items
  • Managerial and Supervisory Skills Development
  • Social and Business Events Planning.
  • Micro Lending Business
  • Dehydrated Fruits and Vegetables
Comprehensive Courses
  • Commercial Breadmaking and Bakery Management
  • Commercial Sorbetes and Classic Icecream
  • Setting-up T-shirt Production
  • Meat Shop Operation and Meat Processing
  • Catering, Restaurant, Carinderia and Fast-food Business
  • Masteral Cake Decorating
  • Bedcover, Comforters, Pillow Case Curtains and Quilts Making
  • Native Kakanin
  • Touch Therapy
  • Comprehensive Beadworks
  • Chinese Cuisine, Siopao and other Dimsum
  • Setting-up Party Needs Busines and with Complete Lesson in Balloon Art
  • Starting and Organizing your Own Beauty Parlor.
With our rising unemployment rate, these courses really provide us with alternatives. For more info, check out Negoskwela's schedule for May 2009.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Free business lectures and videos

There is really so much you can learn from the net. Take this one website for example. lists 105 business lectures and videos available for free online which, according to them, saves you thousands of dollars in business education.

The lectures and videos include those on general business - getting started, startup, entrepreneurship, strategy, business tips, marketing/advertising, small business accounting, financing, business plans and business planning, leadership, social media for business, branding, business profiles and interviews.

In learning online, your investment in the form of time and focus takes the place of the expensive fees that you have to pay if you attend similar lectures physically. Like, I have no doubt that you can learn as much online than in the real world.