Miss Universe 2009 – Pamela Bianca Manalo representing Philippines

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Miss Philippines Pamela Bianca Ramos Manalo would be representing for the Miss Universe 2009, the 58th Miss Universe pageant will be held at the Imperial Ballroom, Atlantis Paradise Island, in Nassau, Bahamas on August 23, 2009. Miss Universe 2008, Dayana Mendoza from Venezuela, will crown her successor at the end of this event. 84 countries and territories will compete for the title and the pageant will broadcast live on ABS-CBN on August 24, 2009 (Monday). The presentation show, rehearsals, dress rehearsal and the grand final will take place at Imperial Ballroom, in the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort.

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The Four Honor Guards during Cory Aquino’s Funeral

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Last August 5, 2009, Philippines four honor guards stood for more than 9 hours (snappy, straight, no food and water, no rest even through rainy day, bumps, dryness on the road and inclines) to escort Former President Cory Aquino’s remains from the Manila Cathedral in Intramuros to the Manila Memorial Park in Paranaque City, which is a 23 kilometer route. The four honor guards boarded the truck at past 11 a.m. when police generals, acting as pallbearers, carried Cory Aquino’s wooden casket out of the cathedral after the more than two-hour Requiem Mass.

They got off the truck past 8 p.m. when they reached Manila Memorial Park where the revered People Power heroine was laid to rest next to her martyred husband, former Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. The honor guards were given the highest honor and commendation and a cash of 25,000 pesos each. What they did seem ordinary to us. But try standing up for hours on the truck without moving and you’d see how difficult it was. It’s harder than walking, it’s harder than running, stand in one position for eight hours is a very tough job, however, they quietly did their job.

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Filipino Lechon Recipe

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Ingredients

8 lbs pork shoulder (with skin on)
salt and pepper
cloves of garlic

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 425F.
2. Wash meat with water and pat dry with paper towels.
3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper (enough to coat the entire meat once).
4. Make a few slits on the meat and insert garlic.
5. Place in a roasting pan (I used a disposable foil pan) skin side up.
6. Add 1 cup of water.
7. Place pan in the oven.
8. Bake uncovered for 1.5 hours.
9. Turn heat down to 350F. Bake for another 3 hours or until internal meat temperature reaches between 160-175F.
10. Remove pan from oven. Drain meat on a rack then transfer on top of paper towels. Slice meat using a non-serrated, sharp knife. Serve with lechon sauce or vinegar/soy sauce dipping sauce.

Lechon Sauce

Ingredients:

olive oil
small onion, minced
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans of Liver pate
1/2 cup vinegar
5 tbs brown sugar
1/2 cup bread crumbs
pepper

Procedure:

1. Heat oil in a sauce pan.
2. Saute garlic and onions.
3. Add liver pate, vinegar, and sugar. Adjust taste (some vinegar can be more acidic than others so add a little bit of water and more sugar if needed). Simmer for 2 minutes.
4. Add bread crumbs and simmer for 5 minutes.
5. Transfer mixture to a blender and blend smooth.

Darna 2009 GMA Primetime TV Series

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Darna is a forthcoming fantasy Philippine drama produced by GMA Network adapted from the graphic novels of Mars Ravelo. Set to premiere on August 10, 2009. The darna role will be performed by Marian Rivera and with Iwa Moto as her main opponent Valentina.

Darna Primetime TV series is directed by Dominic Zapata and Don Michael Perez and produced by Wilma Galvante. This kind of TV series is a mixture of action, drama, fanatsy, romance, and science fiction. Which means that it is very suitable for all ages and everyone will surely enjoy and find this very interesting.

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Darna is a forthcoming fantasy Philippine drama produced by GMA Network adapted from the graphic novels of Mars Ravelo. Set to premiere on August 10, 2009. The darna role will be performed by Marian Rivera and with Iwa Moto as her main opponent Valentina.

Darna Primetime TV series is directed by Dominic Zapata and Don Michael Perez and produced by Wilma Galvante. This kind of TV series is a mixture of action, drama, fanatsy, romance, and science fiction. Which means that it is very suitable for all ages and everyone will surely enjoy and find this very interesting.

PHILIPPINES Former President Corazon “Cory” C. Aquino

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Corazon “Cory” Aquino has been a great part of every Filipino people. We recognized her as a very strong woman with a good heart. She will always be remembered by all Filipino people. Everything about her will surely remain alive to our hearts. We give yo all the information that you need to know about the Philippines Former President Corazon “Cory” C. Aquino, so we will all understand and be aware what made this person special to all Filipino people. WE ALL LOVE YOU Madam CORY!

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