Minalungao National Park provides the summer ambience and adventure

 

Attracted with the pictures being posted on Facebook, Minalungao National Park is one of the best destinations especially this Lenten Season. Minalungao National Park which is located in the town of General Tinio, Nueva Ecija.

The Minalungao National Park captivates tourists through its 16-meter high rock formation along Peñaranda river. Because of the clean and crystal clear water that flows through the river, tourists tend to enjoy staying. The park contains a 2,000 hectare of real estate that is divided by the river. Minalungao comes from two words in local dialect which are “Mina” meaning mine, and Lungao meaning a cave. Surely, this is a place not only of a wonderful river and limeston formation but also of caves.

How to get there: Waze or Google Maps?

The best time to start a journey going to Minalungao would always be early before the sun sets. Setting the application Waze to Minalungao National Park, the estimated time of travel was 2 hours and 46 minutes from the Municipality of Binalonan, Pangasinan. As experience by some of the travelers, it is better to use Google Maps than Waze to get to Minalungao especially if the tourist is coming from the north taking the Tarlac City Exit. Waze tends to lead into farm, narrow and rough road while Google Maps selects the best route and fastest route.

Preparing for the experience

Upon reaching the Minalungao National Park, there are the cottages, small stores and bamboo boats. Expect for the entrance fee which costs for P 100 per person while P 50 for the parking. In selecting which one is the best cottage, always go for the floating for it will reveal you the beauty of the park. Also, never bother to get a tour guide though it costs another money.

Things to do in Minalungao

1. Rafting

There’s no way to discover the beauty of Minalungao without paying P700 for rafting with the inclusion of life vests. The relaxation and refreshment from almost three-hour travel could only be achieved by rafting into the Peñaranda river. The coolness of the air and the transfixing limestones formations were able restore tired bodies. Surely, the clear water that flows even convince travelers to swim. Through rafting, the experience will be complete.

2. Trekking

Cavern

Ask your tour guide to bring you to the cavern first. The earlier the better. It’s a challenge to walk with slippers through different sizes of rocks. While the way to the cavern is not hot as the breezy air and shades from trees can be felt, the walk would not be easy at all. There’s a saying, “Precious things are usually hidden”. Thus, one of the attractions of the Minalungao National Park are the caves that tell the tourists about what had taken place in the past.

1,000 steps

There’s also the 1000 steps going to the top of the mountain. It enhances the visit in Minalungao to reach the magnificent cross. But before starting the 1,000 steps, there’s the hanging bridges where a first timer can see the wonderful Peñaranda river as well as the limestones. Don’t forget to carry water before ascending higher.  During peak days,  vendors sell bottled water along the way.

3. Zipline

There’s also the zipline which costs for P200 pesos back and forth for those who love a memorable adventure.

4. Kayaking

Aside from rafting, there’s also rentable kayak boats to make the experience interesting. This is not free.

5. Swimming

After coming from a 1,000 steps journey, it’s time for a swim. What is amazing in Peñaranda river is the clarity of the water. It’s really a wonderful experience be on the water. The current of the river was not that strong to swim. It’s like you are in a pool but with cool and refreshing water coupled with the fresh air. It is soothing the entire body. When it comes to safety, there’s a lifeguard with a megaphone giving warning to those who are swimming without vests and to those who tend to get into a deep area of the river.

 

6. Diving

Below the hanging bridge as well as at the top of the river are the diving area. This is also for free.

7. Picnic

Absolutely, the picnic part in Minalungao National Park would never be negated at all. It’s great to eat in a floating bamboo boat.

Miscellaneous:

Restrooms and bathrooms are free. There’s also a restaurant within the park for those who didn’t bring food. While the park is still being developed, there are few rooms available for those who want to stay overnight.

San Miguel vs Magnolia Game 3 schedule: Date, Time and Preview

The Magnolia Hotshots will play the San Miguel Beermen in Game 3 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals on Sunday, start time at 6:30 PM, at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

While San Miguel continues to be the favorite after splitting the first two games, Magnolia showed a never-say-die spirit and the ability to cut deficits.

San Miguel failed to capitalize in a 20-point advantage in Game 1 as the Hotshots rallied to steal a 105-103 victory. Ian Sangalang scored 14 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter to power the Hotshonts. Meanwhile, JuneMar Fajardo scored 31 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in a losing cause.

Because of the Game 1 result, Magnolia had a chance to go up 2-0 but everybody knew how potent the Bermeen were. The Beermen started strong and they built a 75-57 lead but the Hotshots kept coming back by cutting the into just seven. However, the Beermen scored 10 points in a row to capture Game 2.

With both teams getting a six-day rest because of the Lenten season, Game 3 is expected to be a different one. The Hotshots need to be aggressive and take control of the ball game early to avoid another catching up. It’s a very critical game in which the winner will have a huge advantage in a best-of-seven series.

Though the Beermen have the package of stars like Fajardo, Arwind Santos and Marcio Lassiter, the Hotshots can counter it with Sangalan, Mark Barroca and even PJ Simon.

Falcons play Panthers, battle of the last two NFL MVPs

 

The defending NFC Champions Atlanta Falcons will face the Carolina Panthers in a crucial NFL game on Sunday, kick off time at 1:00 PM ET.

This game is very important because of the tight battle in the NFC South in which the New Orleans Saints are surging. Furthermore, the Falcons-Panthers is a game that features the previews two MVPs namely Matt Ryan of Atlanta and Cam Newton of Carolina.

Boris “Bubs” Malloy, sports analyst at MyTopSportsbooks.com opinion on this game is:

“of all the units playing in this game, I only have confidence in the Panther defense. Carolina hasn’t allowed an offensive touchdown in the last two games, and should be able to keep Matt Ryan uncomfortable all day.”

Atlanta is currently in third place of the division with a 4-3 record. Though it is a different season from last year in which they entered the Super Bowl, Ryan is struggling so far by throwing 1,844 yards and nine touchdown against six interceptions, contrary to throwing seven picks the entire 2016 season.

On the season, the Falcons average 21.9 points and 374.4 total yards per game. Defensively, the Falcons yield 21.7 points and 320.6 total yards per game.

Carolina is entering this game with a 5-3 record being led by Newton. The quarterback has 1,841 yards and 10 touchdowns against 11 interceptions. In Newton’s 2015 MVP season, he had only 10 picks. Thus, Newton must carry by throwing accurate passes.

On the season, the Panthers average 18.5 points and 311.0 total yards per game. Defensively, the Panthers yield 17.8 points and 264.0 total yards per game.

Which team do you think will win? Which quarterback will play like a MVP?

Cabagnot’s triple-double lifts SMB to a victory

The San Miguel Beermen defeated the TNT Katropa Texters, 115-91, to capture the PBA Commissioners Cup title at Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday.

Alex Cabagnot posted a triple-double with 19 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists to lead San Miguel in overpower TNT in Game 6, enough to close the series 4-2. Cabagnot averaged 20.3 points, eight rebounds and 5.8 assists in the Finals and named the PBA Press Corps-Cignal Finals MVP.

Import Charles Rhodes contributed with 30 points and 11 rebounds while Marcio Lassiter had 24 points. Arwind Santos came off the bench had 17 points, seven rebounds, and two blocks, while Chris Ross contributed 14 points. The Beermen didn’t rely that much on bigman June Mar Fajardo who struggled in the game.

“TNT… brought out the best in us,” said SMB coach Leo Austria after their triumph. “Both of us deserved to win the championship, but we’re really fortunate, because my players really wanted to win. This is the Cup that we haven’t won in the last 17 years.”

Troy Rosario scored 21 points for the Texters but their problem of utilizing Joshua Smith to the max failed because of his production of 15 points and six rebounds. Smith only shot seven times. Jayson Castro scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds. Roger Pogo had 16 points for KaTropa.

Boxscore:

SAN MIGUEL 115 – Rhodes 30, Lassiter 24, Cabagnot 19, Santos 17, Ross 14, Espinas 5, Semerad 4, Fajardo 2, De Ocampo 0, Heruela 0, McCarthy 0, Van Opstal 0, Agovida. 0,

TNT 91 – Rosario 21, Pogoy 16, Smith 15, Castro 13, De Ocampo 7, Garcia 7, Williams 4, Tautuaa 4, Rosales 2, Semerad 2, Reyes 0.
Quarterscores: 37-26, 62-42, 94-69, 115-91.

Pacquiao vs Horn fight: What’s next for Manny Pacquiao?

Manny Pacquiao suffered a controversial unanimous decision that went to Australia’s Jeff Horn on Sunday. Some called the decision a robbery while others named it “corrupt”. Millions of people around the world that watched the fight viewed Pacquiao as the winner. But the fact of the matter was that three judges looked it almost the same – Horn won.

Though Pacquiao accepted the decision, still millions of Filipino fans are saying that Pacquiao won the fight. Pacquiao landed more punches but the Austalian was handed the victory. The error of the judges to give Pacquiao the win might probably allow Pacquiao to think more about his future. Without a doubt, the defeat stings him and his fans but he has to face days of contemplation about his career. Will he continue or hang his gloves and retire for real? Pacquiao announced his retirement before he ran for senator in the Philippines then went back and fight Jessie Vargas last November.

According to Brian Campbell of CBS Sports that Pacquiao is no longer looked like an elite fighter and that he is old.

“But because of the generous decision, the narrative coming out of Saturday did nothing but bury the lede. While everywhere from social media to SportsCenter exploded the constant refrain of robbery (and how corrupt this broken sport continues to be), the real story was that Pacquiao finally got old.”

There’s no doubt that Pacquiao has to make a decision in the coming weeks but will he retire? Pacquiao is 5-4 in his last nine fights, though two of those defeats were debatable. Also, Pacquiao’s last fight stopping his opponent was in 2009. Though Pacquiao is 38 years old, I believe that he was not sharp enough to fight Horn. In short, didn’t prepare exactly well against Horn.

Pacquaio’s future

Manny Pacquiao’s career doesn’t end here. Pacquiao has the right to call for a rematch against Horn that will happen probably again in Brisbane. Pacquiao knows that to end a career in a loss is a worst decision

Top Rank Bob Arum said after the fight of a possible rematch.

“There is a rematch clause and the rematch clause definitely has language that all things being OK, that it has to be in Brisbane,” said Arum.

“We’ll sit down and we’re going to figure it out.

“Maybe down the road it would be great for (Horn) to fight in Las Vegas or Madison Square Garden.”

If Pacquiao will fight again, it is better for him to take a leave as a senator to concentrate in practice and preparation. Let’s give him another chance to redeem himself.

Pacquiao vs Horn odds: tv channel schedule, start time, prediction

Manny Pacquiao will take on Jeff Horn for the WBO world welterweight title on Sunday, at 9:00 AM local time, in Brisbane, Australia.

The Filipino icon and a future Hall of Famer will defend his crown against Horn in a boxing fight that is called “Battle of Brisbane”. While Pacquiao has been one of the most coveted boxers in the world, for the first time since 2005, this fight is not to be broadcasted on Pay-Per-View. As a matter of fact, the Pacquiao vs Horn fight will shown live free on ESPN in the United States.

Absolutely, Pacquiao is headed to this fight with a huge advantage. The Filipino is the favorite as everybody expected. The Pacquiao vs Horn latest odds courtesy of Bovada favored Pacquiao at a distance:

Manny Pacquiao -600
Jeff Horn +400

Thus, according to the eyes of oddsmakers, Pacquiao will ultimately win this fight. It is just a matter of how Pacquiao will end the fight. In the past eight years, Pacquiao never had a knockout considering that he rose capture eight division titles by dominating and hurting his opponents. In a live television seen in the United States and around the world, Pacquiao is aiming for a big punch that could destroy Horn easily.

How to watch Pacquiao vs Horn in the Philippines?

You can watchatch Pacquiao fight live free advertisement for only P949 through ONE SKY, SKYcable, SKYdirect, Destiny, and SKYbroadband subscribers nationwide.

Prediction
Pacquiao in three rounds. Pacquiao needs to win in a knockout to attract the US viewers for his next fight to be on PPV.

Vegas: GS Warriors better than ’96 Bulls

After the Golden State Warriors won Game 2 of the NBA Finals, conversations continue to swirl around about the greatness of this superteam. While the NBA Finals is not over, negating any expectations from the Cavaliers, who pulled off a miraculous 3-1 series deficit last season, this series is different because of the presence of Kevin Durant.

It seems that the series is over. In one of the biggest talks in sports today, the current Warriors (14-0), are even the favorites to beat the Michael Jordan-led 1996 Chicago Bulls team. The ’96 Bulls went on to finish the regular season with a 72-10 record and overpowered the Seattle Supersonics in the NBA Finals.

Las Vegas oddsmakers decided to take side between the Jordan-led Bulls against this year’s Warriors if they would be playing in the Finals. ESPN talked to seven Vegas bookmakers and asked them to set the odds in a game and series between the two teams.

“Five of the six had the Warriors favored, from as high as -8 at the MGM (per Jay Rood, vice president of race and sports at MGM Resorts) to as low as -2 at William Hill US (per Nick Bogdanovich, director of trading, William Hill US).”

The oddsmakers are not always perfect in looking at a series but it is clear that the Warriors are better through their eyes.

“The biggest factor is what rules is game being played under,” Matthew Holt, COO at CG Analytics told ESPN in an email. “Being able to hand check would make the Bulls favorite and their roster was built for that. In the no-hand check era the Warriors’ current roster is much better suited and would have some serious speed and shooter advantages at several key positions.”

Millions of basketball fans may not agree with the oddsmakers for it remains in the minds of those who saw the Bulls as the greatest team ever. However, it would be mind boggling to just match each players like Michael Jordan vs Kevin Durant, Scottie Pippen vs Stephen Curry, Tony Kukoc vs Klay Thompson and Dennis Rodman vs Draymond Green.

“Five of the six had the Warriors favored, from as high as -8 at the MGM (per Jay Rood, vice president of race and sports at MGM Resorts) to as low as -2 at William Hill US (per Nick Bogdanovich, director of trading, William Hill US)” according to ESPN.

The speed and shooting accuracy of the Warriors were dominating the Cavaliers in the first two games. Also, the Warriors are a 3-point favorite for Game 3 at Cleveland. The Warriors are different from last season because primarily of Durant who is averaging  35.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game.

Do you think the Warriors are better than the ’96 Bulls? You can share this article or just you can comment below.

Wonder Woman to fly in the Philippines as early as June 1

Manila, Philippines – The flight Warner Brothers Pictures’ Wonder Woman will come as early as the first day of June for there there will midnight previews at 12:01 AM in some of the chosen cinemas in Metro Manila and cities.

For the die-hard fans of Wonder Woman, few hours from now the cinemas are opening and they have the chance to be the first throughout the world to view Wonder Woman. The fact that Filipino culture embraces such a fantasy movie, Wonder Woman probably will captivate millions of fans to line up early. Surely, Filipinos love the Wonder Woman character and it is embroiled in their minds.

Early in the 80’s the Philippines had shown the Wonder Woman television series which transfixed viewers in a weekly basis. Furthermore, Filipinos have their own Wonder Woman character which popularly known as “Darna”.

For those who are living in Metro Manila and the nearby provinces, screening are to be held at Robinsons Magnolia, Starmall San Jose, Starmall Alabang, Starmall EDSA, Starmall Las Pinas, Vista Mall Taguig, Vista Mall Sta. Rosa, Venice, Uptown, Cineplex, Trinoma, Greenbelt 3, S’ Maison, Glorietta 4, SM Bacoor, SM BF, SM Aura, SM Bicutan, SM Fairview, SM Light Mall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Marilao, SM Megamall, SM Molino, SM North EDSA, SM Southmall, Century, Eastwood, Powerplant, Evia, Gateway, Fisher’s Mall and Newport.

For those in the provinces, you can watch the Wonder Woman in SM Baguio, SM Clark, SM Naga, SM Pampanga, Vista Bataan, Vista Pampanga and SM Cebu.

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, raised on a sheltered island paradise and trained to be an unconquerable warrior. When an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.

Gal Gadot is back as the the title character in the epic action adventure Wonder Woman from director Patty Jenkins.

Jenkins directed the film from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg, story by Zack Snyder & Allan Heinberg and Jason Fuchs, based on characters from DC. Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston.

Absolutely, the Filipinos are ready to make this movie a blockbuster.

Celtics vs Cavaliers NBA Playoffs Scores: Kyrie Irving shines in Game 4

After trailing 16 points, the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled off a remarkable 112-99 come-from-behind victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals.

Kyrie Irving led the way for the Cavs with 42 points while LeBron James added 34 points to inch closer to another match with the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. Cleveland outscored the Celtics 40-23 in the third quarter in which Irving delivered his scoring prowess.

Without a doubt, James impost his will by driving to the basket several times in the fourth quarter as Boston’s defense couldn’t stop him. Kevin Love added 17 points and 17 rebounds as he dominated the inside game for the Cavs.

Avery Bradley led the Celtics with his 19 points. Jae Crowder also added 18 points, eight rebounds and four assists while Al Horford contributed 16t points and seven assists.

The Celtics offense was totally in need of a spark in the fourth quarter but they couldn’t find anybody to take the lead until the Cavaliers controlled the game. The Celtics will play at home for the Game 5 schedule on Thursday.

Rodrigo Duterte’s pivot to China is in bible prophecy?

 

In a surprising turning of events, bible prophecy has been unfolding in our eyes when the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte started to change the course of the country’s foreign policy specifically his move to befriend with China.

Duterte’s turning to China and veering away from the Philippines’ long-time ally the United States have blown away the minds other nations’ leaders on the sudden shift of decision. Duterte’s war on drugs, killing thousands , caught the attention of Washington and afterward criticized the newly elected him by the administration of US President Barack Obama. Thus, Duterte’s responded by aligning the Philippine’s foreign policy to China.

The friendship between the Philippines and United States has a long history. As a matter of fact, the two countries had built a bilateral agreement of mutual defense since 1951. But the rise of Duterte has opened the floodgates of questions still remain unanswered in connection to his honest intent in directing the country for brighter future.

Duterte’s tirade on US toned down a little bit when Donald Trump won the election. In March , Duterte even assured that they are “Okay” with Trump. But Duterte’s inclination to tie up with China and even with Russia has implications in bible prophecy.

When it comes to the future events foretold in the bible, Revelation 9:16 cannot be forgotten at all as it speaks of an Eastern military force consisting of 200 million soldiers. Revelation 16:12 provides a clearer picture of this army “kings of the east”, noting that the writer used plural “kings”, a multinational force. The rise of China as a military superpower continues to magnetize its neighboring countries to be aligned economically and politically. There’s also Russia, which many bible scholars believe, mentioned in Ezekiel 38, which will be part of the mighty “kings of the east” that will invade Israel in the last days.

It is not an accident that a unique president of the Philippines could switch side as quickly as we have seen. In just less than a year, Revelation 16:12 is slowly taking place. Absolutely, we are in the last days. Nobody can stop the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ!

Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon. (Revelation 16:16)

He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. (Revelation 22:20)

 

Supreme Court allows “heroes” burial for Ferdinand Marcos

The Supreme Court of the Philippines approved the burial of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

With 9-5 vote, former president Marcos can now be buried at the Libingan nga mga Bayani. This embarked one of the biggest decision of the SC as the justices cleared all legal obstacles for the burial of Marcos at the heart of the country, not in the north. The court rejected the petitioners, mostly were victims of human rights during the Marcos totalitarian regime, desire to stop the burial.

How the justices voted?

Associate Justices Arturo Brion, Presbitero Velasco Jr, Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Mariano del Castillo, Jose Perez, Teresita de Castro, Jose Mendoza, and Estela Perlas-Bernabe voted in favor of giving Marcos a hero’s burial.

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, together with Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, and Associate Justices Marvic Leonen, Francis Jardeleza, and Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa dissented.

Associate Justice Bienvenido Reyes inhibited from the case citing his connection with president Rodrigo Duterte and the Aquinos.

In a press briefing, SC Spokesperson Theodore Te announced some of the reasons cited by the justices for allowing the burial of Marcos:

There was no grave abuse of discretion on the part of President Duterte in ordering the burial of Marcos; there is no law that prohibits the burial of the former president Marcos
The President has the power to decide on the use of land within the public domain; there is no law that excludes the Libingan ng mga Bayani
Marcos was former commander-in-chief, former soldier and former secretary of national defense
Some justices disagreed with the position articulated by others that the former president was dishonorably discharged; this applies only to the military
On the issue of moral turpitude: Marcos has not been convicted by any final judgment and the cases cited were all civil in nature.

Bong Bong Marcos Jr., the son of the late president, has expressed his gratitude to president Duterte and the Supreme Court just after finding the decision goes to their favor.

“We are deeply grateful to the Supreme Court for its decision to allow the burial of my father, former President Ferdinand E. Marcos, at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Once again, the Supreme Court has taken a magnanimous act to uphold the rule of law,” the former senator said in a statement on Tuesday.

Goody’s Black Friday 2016 Ads and Sales: Get low prices and great deals

If you have been waiting all year long for the Black Friday deals, here is leaked Goody’s Black Friday 2016 ad, where entire family can shop for apparel, accessories, home decor, electronics and many more products. Goody’s is a small town and neighbourhood retailer offering exceptional value and service to their customers. They are part of Stage Stores family which further include, Bealls, Stage, Palais Royal and Peebles. Major brand name like Dearfoam, Anne Klein, Dockers and Columbia are offered by Goody’s. Goody’s Black Friday 2016 sale start at Noon on Thanksgiving, one of the earliest kick start time among other stores. The sale last till 1AM Black Friday and re-opens at 6AM. Be among the first 75 people and win a mystery coupon that could be worth up to $100.

For Goody’s shoppers it is a “Bright Friday” with deals offered from Goody’s. Get Rampage Women’s Boots at just $19.99 and flat 50% off on their toys range. If you are looking to grab Shaper Image Virtual Reality Headset then shop it before Black Friday for 19.99 as after which you will have to shell out $29.99. Goody’s Black Friday 2016 ad also include Sharper Image Live Streaming Drone at $49.99 (otherwise $99.99).

Make your kitchen more attractive with Bela Kitchen Electronics available at $7.99. Their electronic range are far better than competitors when it comes to price, here are some interesting deals you can’t afford to miss:

Sharper Image 1080p HD Action Camera at 49.99 (otherwise $99.99)
Beats HD Solo (Assorted Colors) at $79.99 (otherwise $109.99)
Sharper Image Live Streaming Drone at $49.99 (otherwise 99.99)
Polaroid 10.1″ 16GB Tablet w/ Keyboard at 49.99 (otherwise 99.99)

Music-lovers must check out Goody’s Black Friday 2016 dedicated page for stylish headphones and speakers. You can buy Polaroid Bluetooth Speaker at just $14.99 which is otherwise $40.00 and Sharper Image Bluetooth Sound Responsive Wireles Speaker at $23.99 which has the original price of $60.00. Style savvy buyers should grab Sharper Image Lava Lamp Speakers offered at $24.99 and also Sharper Image Microphone Speakers the price of which has slashed down to 23.99 from $60.00. Goody’s Black Friday 2016 ad also has Sharper Image Wireless Headphones costing $29.99.

Don’t forget the hot early bird specials offers from Goody’s, so don’t wait. Goody’s shop should be your top priority and first stop on your rout to shopping.

Goody’s Black Friday 2016 ad madness starts on Thursday at Noon, don’t miss!

Senator Joel Villanueva to grace Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide 38th Anniversary

The Jesus Is Lord Church celebrates its 38th victorious anniversary on Friday, October 28, 2016, 3:00 PM, at the Quirino Grandstand, Luneta Park, Manila, with the theme “New Beginnings, United in Christ”.

Jesus is Lord Church (JILCW, also known as JIL Church, JIL Movement, or JIL, previously named JIL Fellowship) is a Evangelical Charismatic Christian movement in the Philippines headed by Bro. Eddie Villanueva. With over 4 million members worldwide, the JIL Church started in a humble beginning with a small Bible study composed of 15 students of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

Expected to be part of the event is no other than Senator Joel Villanueva, who is chairman of the KKB / CYN, the youth arm of the church. Villanueva has been promoting the 38th anniversary of the JIL Church Worldwide through social media. Villanueva recently posted, “How great is our God! Excited for this 38th Anniversary Celebration of the JESUS IS LORD Church“.

JIL Church official website declares,

” For a church that has witnessed thirty-eight years’ worth of God’s goodness, faithfulness, and love, what is there to expect?
Much. Because from the Cross springs blessings upon blessings and victories upon victories. Life that is truly life.
Therefore, standing on the promise of Christ on the Cross, even after thirty-years, we still believe that, as we are united in Christ, new beginnings are coming our way.
Come and experience that with us!”

The church’s Twitter account also posted the things the bring for the event such as: bible, notebook and pen, extra clothing, mobile phone, pocket money, food and water, umbrella, cup and most especially your family and friends.

For the anniversary goers, you can join the 38th anniversary selfie contest! See mechanics on JIL’s Facebook here.

Are you going to attend the 38th anniversary of the JIL Church Worldwide?

The anniversary’s hashtag is #JIL38NewBeginnings.

Joel Villanueva tells supporters to ‘push more’ in spite of being No. 7 in the latest Pulse Asia senatorial pre-election survey

Joel “Tesdaman” Villanueva jumped into No. 7 in the latest Pulse Asia-ABS-CBN poll released on Tuesday. The former TESDA chief rose from 32.3 % in the March 29 to April 3 survey to 35.6 % and statistically ranked from 6th to 11th places.

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Villanueva expressed his gratitute on his Twitter account by saying:

https://twitter.com/JVillanueva2016/status/722253906168786944

Furthermore, Villanueva responded with wisdom to Senator Sonny Angara’s post in spite of the current survey surge:

“Kayod pa at trabaho pa more 😃 no turning back! Super thanks brod @sonnyangara for all the help & support!”

Angara is simply reminding Villanueva and his supporters that the game is not over.

Villanueva also responded through his facebook to one of his supporters question if he is already safe to win.

With 20 days before the election, TESDAMAN and his supporters must not stop campaigning. There are still voters who are not aware of Joel Villanueva. It is clear in the survey that Villanueva had only 88 percent awareness. What if that awareness goes up to the mid 90’s? Surely, Villanueva will gain more ground.

The survey had 4,000 registered voters as respondents and an error margin of plus minus 1.5 percent at 95 percent confidence level.

Who is Joel Villanueva?

EMMANUEL JOEL VILLANUEVA
Born: August 2, 1975
Birth Place: Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines

EDUCATION
• University of Sto. Tomas (1996)
Bachelor of Science in Commerce Degree,
major in Economics

• Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
(1996-1998)
Graduate study in Business Administration

• Polytechnic University of the Philippines (2013)
Doctor of Humanities, Honoris Causa

AWARDS

• “Gawad Dangal ng Lipi for Public Service Award”,
September 15, 2012
Provincial Government of Bulacan

• “DEVEX Manila 40 Under 40 International Development Leaders Award”,
February 19, 2013
US-based Development Executive Group (DevEx)

• “Most Outstanding Alumni Award”
University of Sto. Tomas

You can read more about Joel Villanueva below:

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Ilocanos, Pangasinenses are for Joel Villanueva, a Solid North for Tesdaman, Senatorial Surveys and More…

Senatorial bet Joel Villanueva is receiving all the endorsements he needed to keep on staying on the winning circle for the May 2016 elections.

Governor Ryan Singson and all the 26 mayors of Ilocos Sur raised their hands with Villanueva as a show of support. In his Instagram account, he posted, ”
Agyaman nak Ilocos Sur pag endorse nyo kanyak 🙏 thank you so much Gob Ryan Singson & all 26 Mayors who strongly supported our advocacy in creating more jobs in Ilocos.”

“Thank you Ilocos Sur for endorsing me. Thank you Gov. Ryan Singson and 26 mayors who strongly supported our advocacy in creating more jobs in Ilocos”.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BDQMpTzI_OM/

In February, presidential candidates Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago and  vice-presidential aspirant Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. selected Villanueva as one the names in their senatorial line up.

With the endorsements of Singson and Marcos, Villanueva can experience the “solid north” votes , consist of 5 million, that will pave the way for him to enter easily into the Magic 12. Villanueva is slugging out in the 9-12 positions in both the Pulse Asia and Social Weather Station surveys.

In the vote-rich Pangasinan, Dagupan City Mayor Belen Fernandez expressed her support to Villanueva during one of the consultative /multi-sectoral meetings held at Lennox Hotel, Dagupan City last February 19, 2016.

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Villanueva has the edge over his nearest rivals when it comes to the Ilocano votes.

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Joel Villanueva enters the magic 12 in Senatorial Race Pulse Asia Survey

Joel Tesdaman Villanueva, No. 49 in the ballot, continues to alter the course of the senatorial race as he is skyrocketing in the latest Pulse Asia survey released on Friday.

The Former TESDA Director General garnered a 39.1 percent voting for in the newly released Pulse Asia survey. Villanueva can go as high as No. 9 and low as No. 13 with the ± 2% error margin applied.  The survey was conducted from February 15 to 20.

Villanueva ranked 14th to 15th with 31.1 percent in January. Tesdaman was at No. 14 with 29.4 percent voting for in the December Pulse Asia Survey Senatorial Preferences. In November survey, Villanueva started at  No. 14-18, with a low 20.0 percent voting for.

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Clearly,  Villanueva has the biggest percentage gained from January to February , (39.1% from 31.1%), while the other eight candidates suffered decline.

Villanueva is running on a platform focused on addressing pressing issues facing Filipinos today.

Trabaho (Jobs);
Edukasyon (Education);
Serbisyo (Service);
Dignidad (Dignity); and
Asenso (Progress).

With Villanueva’s current momentum in voting preferencen percentage and the other candidates decrease, PABAON.COM predicts Villanueva to be at No. 3 to No. 6 in the coming election results.

Who is Joel Villanueva?

EMMANUEL JOEL VILLANUEVA
Born: August 2, 1975
Birth Place: Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines

EDUCATION
• University of Sto. Tomas (1996)
Bachelor of Science in Commerce Degree,
major in Economics

• Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
(1996-1998)
Graduate study in Business Administration

• Polytechnic University of the Philippines (2013)
Doctor of Humanities, Honoris Causa

AWARDS
• “Gawad Dangal ng Lipi for Public Service Award”,
September 15, 2012
Provincial Government of Bulacan

• “DEVEX Manila 40 Under 40 International Development Leaders Award”,
February 19, 2013
US-based Development Executive Group (DevEx)

• “Most Outstanding Alumni Award”
University of Sto. Tomas

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Joel Villanueva, a winnable 2016 senatorial candidate based on SWS, Pulse Asia polls surveys

Emmanuel Joel Villanueva’s rise in the latest Social Weather Stations and Pulse Asia Surveys in the senatorial race for the 2016 election cannot be neglected at all. Villanueva’s great accomplishments as TESDA General Director boosted his popularity and winnability.

Villanueva ranked No. 21-22 in September 2015, and jumped to No. 17 in December. In the newly released SWS poll, Villanueva is currently No. 14-16.

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The January 2016 Pre-Election Survey was conducted from January 8-10, 2016 using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 validated voters, 300 each in Metro Manila, Balance of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao (sampling error margins of ±3% for national percentages, ±6% each for Metro Manila, Balance of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao).The area estimates were weighted by the 2015 Commission on Elections data on registered voters to obtain the national estimates, according to SWS website.

Villanueva ranked No. 14, with 29.4 percent voting for, in the December Pulse Asia Survey Senatorial Preferences. In the November Pulse Asia survey, Villanueva ranked No. 14-18, with 20.0 percent voting for. Clearly, Villanueva is gaining ground as the election approaches.

Who is Joel Villanueva?

EMMANUEL JOEL VILLANUEVA
Born: August 2, 1975
Birth Place: Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines

EDUCATION
• University of Sto. Tomas (1996)
Bachelor of Science in Commerce Degree,
major in Economics

• Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
(1996-1998)
Graduate study in Business Administration

• Polytechnic University of the Philippines (2013)
Doctor of Humanities, Honoris Causa

AWARDS

• “Gawad Dangal ng Lipi for Public Service Award”,
September 15, 2012
Provincial Government of Bulacan

• “DEVEX Manila 40 Under 40 International Development Leaders Award”,
February 19, 2013
US-based Development Executive Group (DevEx)

• “Most Outstanding Alumni Award”
University of Sto. Tomas

You can read more about Joel Villanueva below:

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Will Joel Villanueva be able to sneak into the Magic 12? What to you think?

AlDub ‘Tamang Panahon’ shatters world Twitter record ?

 

AlDub continues to captivate Twitter users around the world as it shattered Twitter’s record for most numbers of tweets in 24 hours with 39.5 million tweets on October 24, Philippine Standard Time, according to media outlets, but they have to consider the span of time the tweets were counted for the game between Brazil and Germany.

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The duo of Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards together with the Eat Bulaga team amazingly produced a program at Philippine Arena, known as the biggest indoor stadium in the world, that instigated the Twitter users and Aldub fans in all the corners of the earth to tweet with the hashtag #ALDubEBTamangPanahon, and that it dominated Twitter trends in that day.

Of course, the AlDub fans didn’t tweet just for the purpose of hitting the mark. The lovers of AlDub tweeted because of the high anticipation and eventually the beauty of the show which was perfectly prepared for the audience at the Arena and for those who were  at their homes.

AlDub October 24 edition with the hashtag #ALDubEBTamangPanahon reached 39.5 million and broke the FiFa World Cup qualifier game between Germany and Brazil in July, 2014 with 36.5 million tweets, according to reports, but wait a minute.

There’s no announcement from Twitter confirming AlDub legitimately breaks the Twitter record. Some people say that the Fifa game between Germany and Brazil tweets came only during the game, lasted 92 minutes. According to BleacherReport, the Germany vs Brazil game average of tweets per second was at 6,449. Of course, the pregame and postgame tweets were not counted.

Let’s wait for Twitter announcement if AlDub really breaks the most number of tweets in 24 hours. Though there’s a big possibility if the pregame and postgame tweets were short of 3.9 million.

Joel Villanueva, Manny Pacquiao to grace JIL 37th anniversary on October 23

The Jesus Is Lorch Church celebrates its 37th victorious anniversary on Friday October 23, 2014 at 3:00 PM at the Quirino Grandstand, Luneta Park, in Manila, with the theme ““Declaring, Exalting Jesus”.

Jesus is Lord Church (JILCW, also known as JIL Church, JIL Movement, or JIL, previously named JIL Fellowship) is a Evangelical Charismatic Christian movement in the Philippines headed by Bro. Eddie Villanueva. With over four million members worldwide, the JIL Church started in a humble beginning with a small Bible study composed of 15 students of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

According to Al G. Pedroche of Pilipino Star Ngaun, outgoing TESDA Chief Joel Villanueva and the first and only eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao will grace the event.

Millions of JIL members worldwide are expected to flock the Quirino Grandstand to give thanks and to celebrate the goodness of God through the years. During the 36th anniversary, it was reported by some media outlets to expect traffic along Roxas Boulevard.

In the FB account of the JIL church, the theme of the 37th anniversary is partially expounded:

Declaring victory…

More than anything else, this is an expression of faith. Faith that the God who has done many signs, wonders and miracles in Araullo is the same God who moves in our present-day church… Faith that the different problems and conflicts our church has gone through has all worked together for our good… Faith that in the coming years, victories upon victories upon victories are still bound to happen in this church born in the very heart of God.

Exalting Jesus…

Because every victory must end in thanking the Source of all victories… Because the key to victory is allowing the God of all power to move… Because more than any victory, our church’s sole aim is to glorify Jesus, the name above every name.

So in our coming 37th anniversary, and in the years that will come, let us declare, “JESUS IS LORD!”

This year’s hashtag ‪#‎JIL37ExaltingJesus‬.

Joel Villanueva resigns as TESDA Chief, aims a senate seat

Manila, Philippines – Secretary Joel Villanueva on Friday has resigned from his position as Director-General of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

Villanueva utilized his Twitter account posting a photo with TESDA staff before going to Malacanang Palace to submit his resignation to President Benigno Aquino III.

“Getting ready before heading to Malakanyang to submit my courtesy resignation. Maraming salamat PNoy!” his post read.

 

Villanueva on Tuesday announced his intention to run for a senate seat in the 2016 elections. In a gathering of more than 6,000 technical vocational trainees and graduates that was called “Scholar’s Day” at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City, Villanueva offered his application to be a senator of the Philippines. Villanueva called himself “isang barista, nag-aapply po bilang kinatawan nyo sa senado.”

President Aquino was present to grace the event in which delagates came from National Capital Region, Region 3 (Central Luzon) and Region 4A (CaLaBaRZon).

The event themed “Pagpupugay sa mga Tesda Iskolar,” showcased the successful implementation of Tesda scholarship programs.

Villanueva’s declaration coincided with the birthday of his father of Bro. Eddie Villanueva, Founder of the Jesus Is Lord Church which has over four million members worldwide according to Wikipedia.

Will Joel Villanueva be able to win a senate seat in the upcoming 2016 elections?