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What Would I Do if you’d be given P100M (2M USD)?


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What Would I Do if you’d be given P100M (2M USD)?

630pm.


After a talk with my boss, I am off to the center to have our regular Group Meetings. I just came in time to answer a million dollar question. In fact 2 Million Dollars! The question was “What would you do if you’d be given P100M?”

Greed, money corrupts easily

Greed, money corrupts easily

I answered that 100M could be deadly. It could destroy you. Only a fear of God and key relationships could keep you in check. There’s just too much turbulence when you get to that altitude and that a fall is certain for majority of us. Come to think of it, as great as it is, this is the first time money this huge is suddenly thrust upon us.

After a long pause I give my answer.

For one, many people would have their answers and depending on your opinion they could say this one is better . . . So I thought what do I really want?

I answered “I would like to take the first 2 weeks on a solo journey of reflection.”

Solo traveler self-reflection

Solo traveler self-reflection

Then I’d come back to spend time with my family. Then I’d show them my plans to buy land in three islands:
1. Palawan (1500sq.m. along beachfront ) P8M for land and 12M for a Room rental Property.

Palawan Beachfront Resort Design Architecture Construction

Palawan Beachfront Resort Design Architecture Construction

Tropical Island Pool Area Resort Design

Tropical Island Pool Area Resort Design

Tropical Island Resort in Palawan

Tropical Island Resort in Palawan

2. Bohol (1 Hectare along river way) P10M for Land and 15M.

Cheap Bohol River Rental Houses and Rooms - design Architecture

Cheap Bohol River Rental Houses and Rooms – design Architecture

 

Treehouse Design Bohol - Architect Lodge Vacation Rental

Treehouse Design Bohol – Architect Lodge Vacation Rental

3. Guimaras (1 Hectare along elevated hill with view to the sea or on clifts shoreline) P12M for Land and 20M

Tropical Purple Houses in Guimaras Island - Design Architect
Vacation Stilt Houses in Guimaras - Philippines Beach Design

Vacation Stilt Houses in Guimaras – Philippines Beach Design

Well, I guess the rest would be used for paying employees for reception and butlers etc. 🙂

I still think the question was not written on the Group discussion material. But for a few moments I started to dream. How would life feel like if I were limitless? What dreams would I pursue. The truth is, I have one life to live. And these dreams are not far from impossible. Do you know that God has given you everything you need so you can succeed? Take note of that feeling when you dream because you will need to remember that when challenging times come to test your character.

And so the rest of the group answered. One wanted to buy stocks, another wanted 4 chicks and a mansion, another will buy nuclear warheads and target the ISIS. Still another said he would buy roses and share world peace for all mankind.

Ikaw, how would you spend if you were given that money?

And what dreams are you throwing away? Is it possible that you’d for once start believing its possible?

Because it is!

If you have plans to build a Resort, a Rental House, why don’t you ask for it? If you have land waiting to be developed? Next step is to find a partner a designer or architect that will translate these dreams to reality. For more information, contact Arch Ian Jay Bantilan.

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The Global Outsourcing Cities List: Manila, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo


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Looking at the development here in Iloilo City, it is clear where the investment is pouring in. Based on Megaworld’s latest master plan for Iloilo Business Park, the Commercial Business District in Iloilo and in the region, It is boasting of 15 lots allocated for Business Process outsourcing. And how sound can it be? Where should money come pouring in to Festive Malls new line of shops but payments teleported from greasy cash from the first world centers: London, New York, Australia and Canada. They will set up shop and fund a new breed of yuppies into kingdom come.

IloIlo Business Park -Master Plan Development

Iloilo Business Park -Master Plan Development

Even the news of Trumps rant at American jobs being exported to third world nations did not stop the big developers as news of SM, yes, the Retailing Giant is getting in on the cash with its 19 storey BPO along Diversion road.

Davao IT Park - Matina

Davao IT Park – Matina

The Global Outsourcing Cities

Let us look at how outsourcing grew around the world. Taipei, Perth and Davao City were the biggest movers in Asia Pacific region. Taipei moved 3 places up from 73th to 70th while Perth and Davao now ranked 75th and 66th in the list, respectively. Being one of the Philippines next wave cities, Davao City, is growing to be one of the destinations outside Metro Manila. Davao City, the largest City by land area, does not concern with saturation issues of Metro Manila, having enough space to expand around the city. Other advantages that highlight Davao are its geographic advantages (i.e. almost devoid of flooding, earthquakes, and other natural calamities). Davao City is boosted by the development of IT infrastructure such as the recently completed Matina IT Park. Large BPO providers such as Convergys and Teleperformance are already in Davao City.

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Good and Bad Lessons I Learned from President Duterte


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Good and Bad Lessons I Learned from President Duterte

by Arch Ian Jay Bantilan

I have a confession to make. I was not a Duterte supporter. But the news kept getting interesting. In fact, it was amusing. On one crazy campaign trail, we heard about the pope, to being deprived of rape, to the violence of passionate rallies, I couldn’t help but think. This guy probably has something right going his way.

I have never seen Rodrigo Duterte smirk. His face always looked serious but the sly smug smile is undoubtedly fixed on his forehead in a “sincerely innocent” kind of way. Here’s my take on what I learned from the man.

Lessons from the Controversial President

Lessons from the Controversial President

Lesson 1: If you hear anything impossible, come up with something equally preposterous.

Once he was asked by media about something that was clearly going to mislead the public with his answer. His response?

Tall tales. He bragged on about the time he caught a few drug pushers and cooked them in oil, he also went out and killed a thousand criminals. Then he tried to skin them and eat them alive.

 

Lesson 2: Come in late but Fresh.

You have probably done it in school. You went in while your professor was midway into the lesson. Now, my friend the spotlight is on you!

The presidentiable started out late by choice. It was supposedly heard that “everyone” is urging him to run for president. Continue reading


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HOA 1 – Ancient Near East – Notes


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HOA 1 – Ancient Near East – Notes

History of Architecture 1 – University of San Agustin, Philippines

History of Arch_Prehis - Sumerian 2015 (1)

History of Arch_Prehis – Sumerian 2015 (1)

History of Arch_Prehis - Sumerian 2015 (2)

History of Arch_Prehis – Sumerian 2015 (2)

History of Arch_Prehis - Sumerian 2015 (3)

History of Arch_Prehis – Sumerian 2015 (3)

Masskara 2014


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October: Bacolod’s Masskara 2014 Fever is Here!


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October: Masskara 2014 Fever is Here!

The Masskara Festival is an annual celebration of festivities in the City of Bacolod, Philippines. Bacolod City is one of the most beautiful cities in this tropical archipelago.

This 2014, the celebration is even bigger as the City showcase their brightest, their loudest, their funniest and their best. The streets are filled by the lights and sounds of Bacolod City. Welcome to the Masskara Festival 2014.

Let me be your ultimate guide on where to go at what time in the liveliest City in the Philippines this October! Read on!

Below are the Schedule of Activities.

Masskara Festival 2014 1 - Masskara Night, Pre-pageant Oct 1 2014

Masskara Festival 2014 1 – Masskara Night, Masskara Queen Pre-pageant Oct 1-2 2014

September 27, 2014 (Saturday) 1:00 – 9:00 pm – MassKara Night sa Barangay @ Brgy.18 2:00 pm – Press Presentation and Pre-pageant Swimsuit Competition @ L’Fisher Chalet
5:00 pm – Opening of MassKara Festival Site @ People’s House, Barangay San Miguel, Baywalk – Opening of Carnivals @ People’s House, SM Grounds, Baywalk

September 27-28, 2014 Whole Night Barangay SM (San Miguel): SMB Night SM Grounds
September 28, 2014 (Sunday) 4:00 am – 8:00 pm – 38th Milo Marathon @ People’s House 8:00 am – 4:00 pm – DZMM Bunt= Congress L’ Fisher

October 1, 2014 (Wednesday) 5:30 am – Fun Masska-Run, Jog, Walk, Bike & Skate © Old-Airport (Jog and Run), Lagoon (PWD &Walk), People’s House (Skate), Northpoint (Bike) 6:30 am – Zumbasskara and Opening Salvo; – Opening GK Volunteerism Week @ Public Plaza 8:00 am – Thanksgiving Mass and Opening Program: Elderly Week @ BAYS Center 9:00 – 11:00 am – On-the-Spot Mask Making Contest @ Public Plaza 2:00 pm – Banda sa Masskara @ Public Plaza 6:30 pm – MassKara Pagcor Night © Public Plaza – GMA DANSSKARA Elimination Round @ BAYS Center 9:00 – 11:00 am – MassKara Queen 2014: Day with Recovered Trea-sures Kalipay Foundation

October 1-31, 2014
Whole day Bacolod City Cooperative Dev. Council Business Conference @ Old City Hall Grounds
October 2 ,2014 (Thursday) 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Symposium: 21st Elderly Filipino Week Celebration @ MSCC, Brgy.16 6:30 pm – MassKara Night sa Barangay 2014: Bacolod City College Night @ Public Plaza 7:30 pm – 12 MN – MassKara Metro Man Bacolod: Talent Night @ Payag Pit Stop

Masskara Festival 2014 2 - Fashion Week, Boxing,Masskara Queen Talent & Coronation,  Oct 2-10 2014

Masskara Festival 2014 2 – Fashion Week, Boxing,Masskara Queen Talent & Coronation, Oct 2-10 2014

October 2-3, 2014
Wholeday GK Barangay Walang Iwanan @ City-Wide
October 3, 2014 (Friday) 9:00 – 18th ABS-CBN MassKara VillageOpening @ Robinsons 1:00 pm – 10th Bacolod History Quiz @ Atrium, Gaisano City 1:00 – 4:00 pm – Elderly Week Cultural Presentation @ BAYS Center 6:00 pm – Batang Bida sang Bacolod @ People’s House
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– Bacolod Night/ Launching Masskara Fashion Week
6:30 pm – MassKara Teachers Night @ Public Plaza 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm – MassKara Night sa Barangay @ Mansilingan

October 5-11, 2014
Masskara Fashion Week @ SM
October 6, 2014 (Monday) :00 pm – Motorcade Parade and Coronation of Elderly Queen @ BAYS Center i1:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Masskara Night sa Barangay @Handumanan

October 3-5, 2014
Whole Night MassKara Food Village (SM: San Miguel): SMB Night

October 3-12, 2014
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary (9-day Novena) @ Public Plaza
October 7, 2014 /I (Tuesday) 1:00 – 9:00 pm – MassKaraNight sa Barangay @ Brgy. 40 Whole day – Lakbay Aral: Senior Citizens @ Campuestuhan

October 4, 2014 (Saturday) 8:00 am – 4:00 pm -BacolodNihan (Bacolod Bayanihan) @ People’s House
6:00 pm – MassKara Queen 2014: Talent Competition @ City-Walk Robinsons 6:30 pm – Sinadya sa Dalan Lacson @ Lacson Street Whole day – ABS-CBN 8th Newscasting Competition Elimination @ Robinsons
October 4-5, 2014
hole Day Mayor Monico Karate Cup@ BAYS Center :00 am – 6:00 pm – The 2014 Regional Autocross Championship Series for Visayas @ Old Airport Strip, Bacolod City
October 4-8, 2014

Whole Day Rising Stars Philippines: ‘Singing Audition Booth @ Gaisano City Bacolod

Whole October 7-12, 2014 PI Whole day – Gov. Maranon Boxing Cup@ BAYS Center i

October 8, 2014 (Wednesday) 8:00 am -11:00 am – MassKara Queen 2014:Media Tou @ Bacolod TV and Radio Stations 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Masskara Night sa Barangay @ Tangub 3:00 pm – Negros Island House of Prayer @ People’s House 6:30 pm – Military, Police, Security, Tanod, Fire @ Public Plaza

October 5, 2014 (Sunday) 8:00 am – 12:00 pm – Thanksgiving Mass and Opening Program:Elderly Week @ People’s House
– Masskara Queen 2014 Candidates’ Pampering @Alta Essencia 1:30 pm – Volleyball Goodwill Games (PWD & City Employees) @ Public Plaza Whole day – Regional AutoCross Championship Series 2nd leg @ People’s House 1st Mayor Monico Cycling Competition @ People’s House
1:00 pm – 9:00 pm – MassKara Night sa Barangay @ Cabug

October 9, 2014 (Thursday) 00 pm – 9:00 pm MassKara Night sa Barangay @ Brgy. 7

October 10, 2014 (Friday) 4:30 pm – 25th Visayas Unity Ride @ Public Plaza -People’s House 7:00 pm – MassKara Queen 2014: Coronation Night@ St. La Salle Coliseum
– JazzKara 2014 @ L’ Fisher Hotel

Masskara Festival 2014 3 - Fashion Week, Boxing,Masskara Queen Masquerade Ball, Oct 10-17 2014

Masskara Festival 2014 3 – Fashion Week, Boxing,Masskara Queen Masquerade Ball, Oct 10-17 2014

October 10-11, 2014
Whole day One Bacolod Trabaho Patrol Gaisano City Mall

October 10-12, 2014
Whole day – MassKara Softball Competition – MassKara Golf Competition @ Marapara Golf Club Whole Night – Barangay SM (San Miguel): SMB Night @ SM Grounds – Negros Fish Keepers Group Cooperative: Negros Breeders Cup 2014 @ People’s House Lobby

October 11, 2014 (Saturday) Whole day – Vanz Masskara BMX @ People’s House 10:00 am – Rotary Day by Rotary Club of Bacolod – East @ People’s House Ground 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm – MassKara Night sa Barangay @ Pta. taytay 6:00 pm – MassKara Market Vendors Night @ Public Plaza – MassKara Queen 2014: Presentation of Winners @ People’s House 7:00pm – Watchmen Daily Journal: Concert Party @ Public Plaza

October 12, 2014 (Sunday) 4:30 am – Munsterific Fun Run @ Provincial Capitol 10:00 am – Mass Whole day – Feast of the Lady of the Holy Rosary @ Public Plaza – 4th MassKara All-Breed Fun Match Dog Show @ Transport Hub, SM City 5:00 pm – Procession 6:00 pm – 2nd MassKara by the Sea @ Baywalk/ BREDCO Port – MassKara Queen 2014: Masquerade Ball b@ People’s House 7:00 pm – 12:00 mn – MassKara Metro Man @ BAYS Center

October 13, 2014 (Monday) 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm MassKara Night sa Barangay @ Brgy. 31

October 13-17, 2014
Wholeday – Masskara Pasalubong Caravan @ District North Point

October 14, 2014 (Tuesday) 7:00 pm – 12:00 pm – Mr. Bi Bacolod MassKara 2014 @ BAYS Center 1:00 – 9:00 pm – MassKara Night sa Barangay @ Brgy. 29

October 14-16, 2014
Wholeday Eskrima sa Masskara 2014: 1st Bacolod National Arnis Championship@ NOMPAC

October 11-12, 2014
Whole day – Ultimate Smile Frisbee 2014@ People’s House
– Volkswagen Auto Show @ People’s House – Mayor Monico Cup: Shooting Competition @ Negros Sports Exchange Gun Club Firing Range – Team Project MX: 1st MassKara Motocross @ Gaisano City Bacolod

October 15-17, 2014
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm – 2014 Starting Line’s Motorcycle GP Clinic @ Gaisano City Mall
8:30 – 5:30 pm – Philippine Airlines MassKara Ticket Sale @ PAL Ticketting Office, Old Airport, Bacolod-Silay Airport, Authorized Ticketting Agencies

Masskara Festival 2014 4 - Masskaraland, Masskara Dance Festival, Parade of Masks, SMB Night Oct 16-19 2014

Masskara Festival 2014 4 – Masskaraland, Masskara Dance Festival, Parade of Masks, SMB Night Oct 16-19 2014

 

October 16, 2014 (Thursday) 9:00 am-3:00 pm – Petron Safety Seminar and Cooking Contest @ People’s House 5:00 pm – MassKara Zumba Fitness Street Party – MassKaraland@ Lacson Tourism Strip 6:00 pm – MassKara na! May Magic pa! @ People’s House Whole day – City Employees Day @ People’s House

October 16-17, 2014
2:00 pm Rising Stars Philippines: Singing Live Screening @ South Capitol Road

October 16-18, 2014
5:00 pm Bacolod for Jesus: PROJECT ABLAZE 2014 @ South Capitol Road

October 17, 2014 (Friday) Whole day – Starting Line: Circuit Racing @ Gaisano City Bacolod 12:00 pm – MassKara Love Dance Festival 2014 @ Central District Football Field 1:00 – 6:00 pm – MassKara Street Dancing (School Category) @ Paglaum Sports Complex 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – BCCDC Forum @ MassKara Hall, People’s House 4:00 pm – ABS-CBN Salamat Kapamilya @ Robinsons 5:00 pm – MassKaraland @ Lacson Tourism Strip 7:00 pm – GMA DANSSKARA Finals @ Public Plaza – ABS-CBN Electric Dance MassKara @ Lacson Tourism Strip – MassKaraLand @ Lacson Tourism Strip 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – ABS-CBN MassKara Village Parade of Masks @ Robinsons

October 16-19, 2014
Whole day – MassKara Trade Fair @ SMX Convention Center a Barangay SM (San Miguel): SMB Night @ San Juan Street and Lacson Tourism Strip 6:00 pm -12:00 am – SM Event @ SM Barangay San Miguel

October 17-18, 2014
Whole Night – Masskara Invasion@ Lacson Tourism Strip

October 17-19, 2014 Wholeday – MassKara Motor Drag Racing 2014@ Bacolod Old Airport – MassKara Loptta Age Group Table Tennis Championship @ Lopues San Sebastian – MassKara City Trade Expo and Conference @ SMX Convention Center

Masskara Festival 2014 5 - Street Dancing, Parade, Giant Puppets, Rock Festival, Electric Masskara Oct 18-19 2014

Masskara Festival 2014 5 – Street Dancing, Parade, Giant Puppets, Rock Festival, Electric Masskara Oct 18-19 2014

 

October 18, 2014 (Saturday)

2:00 am -1st Bacolod MassKara Ultra Run @ Capitol Lagoon 7:00 am – 4:00 pm – BCCDC Business Conference @ MassKara Hall, People’s House

1:00 – 6:00 pm – MassKara Street Dancing (Barangay Category) @ Paglaum Sports Complex

2:00 pm – National Taekwondo Champ @ Gaisano City Bacolod

3:00 pm – La Consolacion College Arfien: Giant Puppet Parade @ Araneta Street 4:00 pm – Celebrity Basketball Tournament @ St. La Salle Coliseum

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm – ABS-CBN Kapamilya Caravan @ Gaisano City Mall, Parking Lot

5:00 pm – MassKaraland @ Lacson Tourism Strip

6:00 pm – GMA Kapuso Fiesta @ People’s House – GMA Kapuso Bet ng Bayan Regional Finals and Charter Day Countdown @ People’s House 7:00 pm – RAPCON 2014: Bacolod Invasion @ BAYS Center – BOMBO Radyo and Star FM Dance Show Down Competition @ Public Plaza 10:00 pm – 12 mn – ABS CBN Kaleidoscope: Masskara Fantasy Night and Countdown to Charter @ MassKara Land, Lacson Street Whole day – Farrah Sequito Chess Women’s Open Championship @ MKK Annex Building Whole day – Ala – Cobra Tunay na Lakas Boxing @ Gaisano City Mall / NOMPAC

October 18-20, 2014
Whole day Masskara Loptta Age Group and Open Table Tennis Championship@ Lopues San Sebastian

October 19, 2014 (Sunday) KAADLAWAN SANG BACOLOD
7:00 am – Misa ng Bayan @ San Sebastian Cathedral

8:30 am – Boodle Breakfast @ Public Plaza

10:00 am-12:00 pm – ABS-CBN MassKara

Cake Decorating Competition @ SM

2:00 pm – Search for Ginang Alaska @ Gaisano City Bacolod

1:00 pm – Charter Day Float Parade @ City-wide

5:00 pm – Ang Banwahanon Award @ Public Plaza – GMA Kapuso Mall Show @ Robinsons

– MassKa-ROCK 2014 @ Public Plaza

8:00 pm – Electric MassKara and MassKaraLand @ Lacson Tourism Strip – La Consolacion College Arfien: Giant Puppet Show

Whole day – Farrah Sequito Chess Men’s Open Championship @ MKK Annex Building
– Philippine Guardians Brotherhood Inc.: Guardian’s Day @ BAYS Center

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The Rulers of Iloilo and the Lost Empire of Panay I


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The Rulers of Iloilo and the Lost Empire of Panay 1

History, Legends of the Lost Empires in South East Asia and the Birth of Iloilo City

Angkor Watt - Sri Vijayan Empire

Angkor Watt – Sri Vijayan Empire

In my next posts, I will be posting a little of history to warm up to my next posts about Iloilo City. I hope I can, through in a little legend and imagery, to light up the glorious history of the Ilonggos. I hope you enjoy it.   – Archian

Hindu Malay Kingdom

Hindu Malay Kingdom

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