Philippine NTC requires license to blog to friendster to facebook… etc.

Jan 22

Now that I’m back blogging. let me tell you a comedy-horror story in the making.


saw this story at codamon’s facebook then red the stories at, &

6,000 pesos to get a license?

mike says:

This is the most unenforceable proposal I have ever seen. What are they going to do, require five million Filipino Friendster users to get a license before posting pictures? This proposal clearly comes from the outdated mindset that only corporations can develop content.

I say?  This could be a premature april fool’s joke or simply B#LLSHIT at its finest.

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Ira Eigenmann scandal turns phenomena

Mar 31

NO NUDE PHOTOS of Ira Eigenmann HERE! (just to make it clear in the first place)
But for the time being only, i guess.

Everyone’s asking. Everybody’s writing, blogging, posting and story telling it.

What do we have here now — my thoughts.

Yes, just a few statement on what i believe is true with the best of my ability. Oh wait, th pictures/photos you’re asking?!? again not here but here: or
and a lot more over the big G.

Just key in her name with all the variants (or wrong spellings) – ira iegenman, ira eigenman, ira eigennmann, et cetera, you’ll head on to her stories and pictures. You can even try to be creative! add up the word “scandal”, “sushi photos” and you’ll be surprised!

Analysis / Evidence:
Pictures are worth a thousand words. I’d be honest with you that at first, i did not read any articles/write-ups of these incident. I went on with the nude photos directly.

There’s like 2 or 3 WHOLESOME photo with Ira and a girl friend.
then there’s the rest of the nude photos of ira

whats common ? A LOT! the color swatches, the spot colors, the resemblance, the wallpaper, the decor. Simply put: the LOCATION.

Anyway, see for yourself. You don’t even need to be a photoshop expert with this one. What you need is a few pinch of common sense and a lot of understanding.

Violent reaction:
Not on Ira’s mom statement about how goody goody her daughter is; not with ira’s brother’s statement.

but with who ? with the girl that i saw in the news at TFC with a nicey nicey apple mac that quoted on WORLDWIDE TV that the photos were of fake and were seamlessly made with a design software.

Where is she from? Is she still working as of the moment? How much money she makes? Is she paid by the eigenmann’s? (lol cheer leader?). SHE’s the one who’se fake! I dare to challenge that girl against my a few years experience with photography, pixels, rasters and vectors.

The news could have been more credible if at least 5 random analysts/photographer/designer was quoted. And not just one crappy representative.

It’s real. Ira’s photos are real. Any cover-up’s is plain – BULLSH*T.


Celebrities == Role Models.

Be it the bulilits, the dancers, the housemates, the image models, the teleserye king and queens, anybody under the showbiz curtain. People admire you, people imitate you, people idolizes you…

For Christ sake do things for real and right 😐

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Yuletide Greetings 2007!

Dec 24

Haha! It’s the day of the year again that I never fail to greet/repost or simple REPEAT these line:

May You (all) Feel the Lord’s Gentle Presence This Christmas and Always!

Christmas this year is not the same as this is our (me and my bro’s) first “Pasko” away from home with mama, papa and sis hershey. 🙁

Me, joyce, mellissa, aj, jojo and romyr attended the mass this afternoon at 5:00 after office. Kinda different from the other service i attended all my life! What can i say, we sang “Silent Night” in 5 language… or even 6 i think 😉

I just got home though… went out for some last minute grocery. I asked rose to accompany me to go to Lucky Sorya Mall. (Shhhhhhh! We went there just to get a gift for my sweet baby joyce 😛 ) Actually, this afternoon she gave me the Nike Duffle bag that ive been wanting to have since October – so now I bought her the Pink Reebok bag she wanted too 😉 Very timely as I will be going home to Phil. this 29th and will be back January 7, 2008.

It’s 8:58Pm and i’m with my bro and he just finished the final spread for the magazine he’s responsible of : TouchStone. Well its a kickass tourism magazine here in Cambodia with over a 100,000 circulation annually. Tomorrow we’ll finish up my baby-magazine : G21 (thats the mag i am assigned and responsible designing 😉 it’s Cambodia’s premiere education magazine.

Now that he’s done, we probably will be going up on our pad in a minute or two. Everyone’s cooking Noche Buena yummy!

Lastly, id like to post this artwork i did for the local news paper :

Season’s Greetings!

Peace and Love Everyone!

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The Carlo Cruz letter, An Awakening

Nov 08

A “must read” letter from someone who lost his wife during the heartrending G2 Tragedy. Tear-dropping, and an awakening.

Good day everyone,

I wish I were writing under different circumstances.

I would like to inform you that my wife Leslie Cruz was part of the casualties in the Glorietta 2 Mall bombing in Makati City, Philippines. She was supposed to have a minor out patient surgery at Makati Medical Center at 230pm.

I had taken a leave from work to accompany her there. We dropped off our daughter, Amber, at my parents place in QC to baby-sit at around 10am. We then proceeded to Makati and was there at 1230pm. Since she had been fasting in preparation for her procedure, she wanted to move around and listen to some music while I grabbed a bite to eat. We parked at the basement of Park Square 2, and headed for the Glorietta 2 entrance. We parted at the top of the escalator, she turned right towards Filbar’s while I went left
towards the restaurants. That was the last time I would see her.

Around 120pm, she had called me so that we can meet at the Glorietta 2 exit just in time to make her appointment. As I made my way there from Glorietta 1 through the connecting hallways, and was about to turn the corner, I heard 2 deep thumps and the shock-wave from the blast hit me. At that moment my heart dropped as I knew that the origin of the blast came from the same place where we were supposed to meet. I tried getting to where my wife was, but the dust was too much and it was as if I was staring at a white wall.

I still tried to convince myself that she was able to make it out, and that after ringing her mobile without a response only meant that she dropped it in the confusion. After 6 hours of searching from Makati Ospital ng Makati, the blast site, and back again to MMC – with the help of all the people I could get hold of, that I was able to get confirmation in what the state of my wife was.

My Dad and Uncle signaled me in from the ER of MMC. My Uncle (who’s a doctor) asked me to describe Leslie’s appearance to another group of doctors. I saw in the eyes of one that the description made sense. Instead of confirming it to me, they huddled together, then brought me to a small examination room. It was only through a digital camera that I was able to confirm (and deny) that she was indeed gone.

I have so many regrets. I should have met her sooner. I should have ran instead of a brisk walk. I should have not chose to park where I did. I should have braved the dust and went in the blast site. I should have …

Today’s the 4th day. It is still terribly difficult to breathe, let alone wake up realizing that your source of strength, your best friend doesn’t lie beside you on your bed. That my deepest worry is when Amber starts asking for her Mama.

I am glad that Amber’s too young to understand the loss and pain. In time I would like to tell her the details of how her mother died, but more importantly I would like to raise her as how her mother lived – a loving person, strong willed, decisive, caring, and nurturing. She has always cared for her family and friends, and sacrificed her career for being a full time mom and home maker.

As with all couples we had our ups and downs – none of which I regret not going through. The sweet is never as sweet without the sour. For almost 4 years of marriage, we’ve finally hit our balance in life only to be taken away in an instant. I have no regrets about our marriage. She has loved me and Amber beyond her capacity. I will always love her.

It is my first time to write to e-group as I’ve lurked and watched emails being sent to and fro. All I want now is that for each of the couples here is to cherish each moment that we spend with our loved ones. Pretty simple to say, very easy to take for granted.

Thank you all for the prayers. I would still like to ask you to please include Leslie in them until her 40th day so that the path to God’s kingdom is well lit and she is no longer in the dark.


Carlo Cruz

(copied w/ permission from

Personally, I have been mellow dramatic in cases such as losses and the likes. That in fact this poem, i read way back college freshmen days, is my favorite because its a lists-put-into-poem of those daily regretful gestures we usually take for granted.

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Sophia Janyl Ramos

Aug 24

My best bud ramsey’s first angel 🙂

sophia janyl ramos

Congratulation to the Parents : Johna & Ramsey!
Wishing you all the best from Cavite City and across the miles from Vietnam!

God Bless Everyone!

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Then there was flame…

Aug 16



yeah, just few weeks ago i found out that my dearest EX is cheating on me – yeah red handed (sorry story disclosed hehe). yet i manage to move on EASILY.

who wouldnt? it wasnt my lost after all.

and now somebody is threatening me. Oooooh… im scared  😯 Cheers to you my dear flamer. I hope you understand that other than knowing where and when youre standing/sitting/blabbering – i can see you, technically of course.

If you are into starting a psywar, then game. shoot me, as my comrades are sure to play with you and your “folks” as well.

Lastly, whatever you are accusing me and my audience, i might use it against you my dear 🙂

Goodluck SmartBro!

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