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Nel, Fab Four in PRP 3

For the first time in its three successful seasons, the Project Runaway Philippines (PRP) 3 is going to the finals with 4 finalists!

This was after the judges battled over Nel Claveria Jr. and Amor Albano. Nel designed a simple but sleek high-fashion gown after the shadow-effect painting of the Filipino masters, while Amor did her own interpretation of a flower painting. Although the judges adored Nel’s creation, they found the front’s simple and neat design boring and the behind design a little troubling—Apples calling it a super power launcher. As for Amor, the judges thought of her white and peach gown as very feminine and teeny. Finally, the committee decided that Nel, despite his shortcomings, is as deserving as Amor to join Cheetah and Milka in the finals. Thus, for the first time, PRP Finals will have Cheetah, Milka, Amor, and Nel—dubbed as the Fab Four.

The Fab Four will advance to the finals after stunning the judges with their awesome high-fashion designs for the L’Oreal Paris woman. Cheetah won the challenge with her lacy black gown, which Guest Judge Lucy Torres describes as the gown that needs to be looked at. Seasoned Judge Apples also cried out her admiration for Cheetah’s works and claimed that she is already a fan.

Nel is an overseas fashion designer and is a native of Camarines Sur.

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Found this interesting post for January 4, 2011 in the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines – Home.

 

MANILA, Philippines—Sophisticated transnational drug-trafficking syndicates—including a West African group using overseas Filipino workers as couriers—remain the biggest challenge to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and other agencies involved in the campaign against illegal drugs, according to a report from the US State Department.

From only three in 2008, the number of foreign-based drug organizations operating in the Philippines has increased to nine, according to the department’s 2010 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report.

“The West African drugs syndicate continues to infiltrate the Philippines with their operations. There is an increase in the recruitment of OFWs to smuggle cocaine and heroin in and out of the country,” said the report which was posted on the website of the US embassy in Manila.

These drug couriers “smuggle and transport illegal drugs to China, Malaysia and Vietnam. Several Filipinos, mostly women, are jailed abroad for drug trafficking and face severe prison sentences, including the death penalty in countries such as China,” it also said.

Billion-dollar industry

The report noted that although the Philippines is not a regional financial center, the illegal drug trade in the country has evolved into a billion-dollar industry, valued at over $8.4 billion (about P368.2 billion) a year.

It said the illegal drug industry here is fueled by foreign-organized criminal activities from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan; insurgency groups that partially fund their activities through local crime and the trafficking of narcotics and arms, engaging in money laundering through ties to organized crime; and the proceeds of official or bureaucratic corruption which are also a source of laundered funds.

“Wholesale quantities of crystal methamphetamine (commonly known as shabu) are smuggled into the Philippines and continues to be manufactured clandestinely in the country,” the State Department said.

“Precursor chemicals are smuggled into the country from China, India and Taiwan through international airports, seaports, the mails, as well as via large unpatrolled expanses of the Philippine coastline,” it said.

PH transshipment point

Traffickers take advantage of the Philippines’ long and porous maritime borders to use the country as a transit point for high-grade cocaine and heroin shipments, primarily originating from India and Pakistan, the report said.

Chinese and Taiwanese remain the most influential foreign drug-trafficking groups in the Philippines and control domestic methamphetamine production, the State Department said.

Their chemists continue to establish clandestine laboratories in the Philippines for the manufacture of methamphetamine, it said.

“These traffickers typically produce methamphetamine in relatively small-scale clandestine meth labs commonly referred to as ‘kitchen-type’ labs, which more easily avoid detection by law enforcement authorities,” it said.

Shabu “ranks first in availability and remains the primary drug of choice in the Philippines,” where approximately 95 percent of arrested drug users are addicted to the illegal drug.

According to the 2009 United Nations World Drug Report, the Philippines “ranks fifth in the world in terms of methamphetamine hydrochloride seizures in the last 10 years and has remained a significant source of high-potency crystalline methamphetamine used both domestically and exported to locations in East and Southeast Asia and Oceania.”

The Philippines is also a primary source of shabu for Hawaii and Guam, said the US State Department.

But it noted that “intensified nationwide counter-narcotics operations by Philippine law enforcement agencies have apparently contributed to a reduction in drug supply, inasmuch as drug prices have been erratic in areas of increased enforcement.”

Law enforcement efforts

The Philippine government was cited for making anti-narcotics law enforcement one of its top priorities, with law enforcement agencies such as PDEA, Philippine National Police, National Bureau of Investigation, and Bureau of Customs actively pursuing counter-narcotics enforcement operations.

But though each agency is diligent in its efforts to carry out its mission, “their efforts are hampered by a lack of inter-agency cooperation at higher levels. Severe budgetary constraints also restrict operations and training,” it said.

PDEA, for instance, “remains too small to address the entire nation’s problems with the trafficking and sale of illicit drugs. It currently relies on other agencies for personnel assistance.”

“However, PDEA has established stronger regulatory guidelines and practices, and if provided necessary resources, should continue to develop into an effective drug enforcement agency,” it said.

The PNP’s Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force “has been an effective drug law enforcement unit and scored several successes in 2009,” according to the State Department.

NBI’s small role

Compared with the PDEA and PNP, the NBI “has played a smaller role in drug enforcement due to its very limited manpower and multi-mission focus. However, its investigative and technical expertise is vital to the overall Philippine counter-narcotics efforts, especially in more complex investigations,” the US agency said.

The State Department said Washington plans to continue working with the Philippine government in the “training of anti-narcotics personnel, intelligence-gathering and infrastructure development.”

“Strengthening bilateral counter-narcotics relationship serves the national interests of both the US and the Philippines,” it added. –Jerry E. Esplanada, Philippine Daily Inquirer

1. Die Hard 2- John McClane (Bruce Willis) is at odds with terrible mercenaries who take over an airport’s communication system, who threatens to make the planes crash if they don’t get what they want
2. Lost, Season 1- Show begins with a plane crash and a bunch of people trying to survive on a deserted island.
3. Snakes on a Plane- 2 reasons: 1- killer reptiles on the flight, 2- bad movie
4. Turbulence- a stewardess needs to fly a plane overrun by criminals, ward off a serial killer, and touch down in LA just in time for the Christmas holidays
5. Fearless- this 1993 film features every graphic and traumatizing plane crash scene which max Klein (Jeff Bridges) survives. It eventually changes him into someone who feels indestructible.

Really, what if the force provide lambo police cars to new recruits? Say, those that are assigned to aid the traffic? Definitely, the less chosen division of the polizia will get the highest number of applicants! Imagine if you can drive around a beauty like this..

with the amenities you thought impossible

Who’s to blame you if you want to cruise the streets all day and all night long?

But everyone’s eyes will be on you if it ends up in this situation…


Jerry Brown filed a 12-page petition to the Los Angeles Superior Court against, asking the high court to suspend Michael Jackson’s former doctor from practicing medicine. His basis was that “(The) Defendant is alleged to have administered a lethal dose of propofol and other powerful drugs to patient M.J., which resulted in the patient’s death. The exercise of such poor professional judgment and placing the life of a patient in jeopardy requires that the (California Medical) Board take measures to protect the public from future harm.”

Murray, who faces involuntary manslaughter charges is on a $75,000 bail and if this petition materializes, loses his license temporarily while the charges are being heard. The defendant, with his army of legal defense team, is still denying the whole thing. The doctor pleads not guilty and tells the police he is not the only doctor who gave the late King of Pop propofol to help him sleep.

Brown’s intention is tainted though, as he seeks the Democratic nomination for Governorship. Brown was a former California governor and has waged campaign against doctors over-prescribing drugs. He has been investigating high-profile cases such as that of Playboy playmate Anna Nicole Smith and actor Corey Haim. Both deaths were related to prescription drug overdose.

Finally, my brother is no longer interested with illegal motor racing and got a new pink Yamaha Mio. The little ride is cool with its perfect sized seats and bigger utility box. It also has a nicer and safer foot rest where mud and water splashes had no way of dirtying riders’ feet. But it is cooler living legally. National statistics show that 49 out of a thousand participants in illegal races are injured. In 2001 alone, 49 deaths were connected to these activities. So you can just imagine our relief when my brother finally drops his interests to big, ear shattering DTs.

Only problem is, he had converted my Honda Wave S. It now sports street illegal mufflers. But we already had an agreement on that. He has to put everything he has replaced in that nice bike back before the holidays. That way, I can make use of it when I get home for the holiday vacation. That task will also make it safer and look better. We also agreed that he put up a garage for his motorbikes. Our little porch now looks like a showroom. Not that I don’t like it, the crowding little rides just make our little home a lot smaller!

Witness the masterpiece of Nokia with the help from Symbian, Sony, Creative, Intel, Leica, Nikon, Canon, IBM, HP, Swiss, WiFi, Zeiss, VolksWagon, nVidia, Marlboro, Zippo, and Bluetooth, the NOKIA 6639
Frequency: GSM/GPRS/EDGE network, CDMA, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, CDMA2000.
Israel set arbitrary color options :
Size : 109 48 quenching
Weight : 100 grams
Battery : Lithium Ion Battery BM12P, Convergence 9800
time : 100 hours
16 million color TFT color screen parameters : ;1024 768 pixels, 3.2 inches;
* For the system : Symbian 12.0 v16.6z simplified Chinese version
Processor : Pentium M-Dothan binuclear 2.0GHMz
Memory : Dual Channel DDR2 512M, the biggest can be expanded to 2GB
Display : nVIDIA Geforce Go 7800GT
WAP support fly along :
Nowhere 256 Chord :
Embedded speakers : 7.1-channel surround sound output
Photo identification of the caller calls Animation :
160 GB internal hard disk :
Support memory expansion : Mixed-CF, Microdrive miniature hard disk compatibility, RS-MMC, miniSD , maximum support 160 GB
Adapter Type : USB2.0/IEEE1394
: Support WAV music format, MP3, conjecture, Ogg Vorbis, RAW, VOX, CCIUT u-Law, PCM, MPC (MPEG plus/MusePack) , MP2 (MPEG 1 Layer 2), ADPCM, CCUIT A-LAW, AIFC, DSP, GSM, CCUIT G721, CCUIT G723, G726 format CCUIT
Video Format : All support
20 EQ sound effects sound effect modes : Mode
: DAB radios can receive digital broadcasting / FM stereo radio broadcasting group memory ;DAB/FM 50;
: 12.8 million effective pixel sensor, the APS size CCD, with Fangdou, ultrasonic dust removal function.
Scene: the main revolutionary cell phone cards mouth open, compatible CNMOP lens LEICA Lycra AF24-180mm/F2. 8 receptors produced in Germany in support of a full-time manual focusing.
Deputy: German production Zeiss lens coating 50mm/F1.0 nematic Chase.
Autofocus mode : 11/7 zone TTL focusing, AF-1 to +19EV working environment :
Shutter speed : electromagnetic control longitudinal curtain shutter doors B, 30-1/10000 seconds
Lianpai : 12 / sec, which can be taken 90 or 50 RAW format photos in JPEG format photographs
Photometry : 3D matrix photometric II, the central focus point photometric and photometric (3mm yen, about 2% of the area)
Exposure modes : automatic, procedural exposure aperture priority, shutter priority, manual, users set up
Photo : RAW format, JPEG
Exposure compensation : +5EV half class, third-class or 1.0 grade
Sensitivity range : ISO 50-3200 (third stall incremental) , and 6400 can be expanded to 25
White Balance : Automatic, Manual, pre –
White balance preset : flash and shadow, overcast sky, sunlight, fluorescent lamps and incandescent lamps
Embedded camera flash :
Effective flash range : 20 m
Flash modes : 1005-pixel RGB TTL flash control sensor ;i-TTL balance filled with flash flash flash or standard i-TTL
Video : audio video film shooting, 720 480-definition DVD RMVB compression, support for real-time optical zoom.
Video broadcast : Windows Media Player, H.263 /MPEG4, WITH AMR-NB, AMR-NB audio decoders, decoder
Other additional functions :
First, Swiss Plug procedures remotely Train (with the public wireless transmission protocol), sparking Zippo;
Second, the LED beam, severe chemical devices, thermometer, filter and needle guide function for wild camping. Standby
Third, the exclusive beer and bottled champagne opening device adapter, the adapter can be connected to a dedicated electric razor (compatible with Brown shaving support);
Fourth, Micro Electric Drier (external hard drives need 12V power supply)
5, welcoming everyone to keep abreast added