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Half of Naga City submerged along with five eastern towns of the Bicol region, and between 20 million to 30 million turned into environment refugees across the Philippines.

Just read this article from inquirer.net

I can’t blog too much about this, it hurts

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As I have already spread out in the first part of this post, there are many factors why the rice prices are going up, way up high. Personally, I believe that there is a rice shortage, unlike the statements of our government officials disputing the rice shortage as a myth.

The Philippines has been scrambling to boost stocks and supply cheap rice to the poor as rice prices soared to near-record levels in recent months amid increased demand, crop failures, a shift to biofuels production or other land uses, and poor investment in the farm sector. The Philippines imports about 10 percent of its domestic rice requirement. The problem with our culture system is that we always believe that we can buy rice in any country, at any price. But with the factors coming in, especially the population increase and effects of climate change, there are rice shortage looming.

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Rice is the most staple food in this country, where in every corner of this archipelago, people are looking for rice. We never thought that there would be a rice crisis – or shortage of rice production, – but here we are now, at the center of the rice crisis. The government spends about $0.46 in every $100 of agriculture output, a level much lower than those of developing countries, which spends $0.53 in every $100, and much much lower in highly industrialized countries at $2.00 in every $100.

Now, where is the Philippines in this picture? Let’s not pin-point the Philippines as the main culprit. But yes! We do have contributed in this crisis – and we are in the forefront of the crisis. But there are many other reasons why we do have this crisis.

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Are you polluting the environment, not helping the world in reducing the effects of climate change, and not an advocate of recycling? Well, now, you are considered a sinner. That is at least, according to the new list of Mortal Sins, according to Archbishop Gianfranco Girotti this month in Vatican.

Manipulate human genes? Cause social or economic injustice? All sins.

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Forget the chicken dance, Macarena, and other old dance craze that has reached international fame! The PAPAYA dance from Edu Manzano’s Pilipinas Game Ka Na Ba? is the newest International Dance craze, as ABC’s Good Morning America featured it as the new Macarena. They even showed Filipino children and the Military dancing to its tune.

So, after the Cebu prisoners danced to the tune of Thriller, achieved international success, and even sprouted several imitations; now another dance craze is from the Philippines! Wow! That is amazing!

Here is a clearer version of the ABC’s Good Morning America from YouTube:

And of course, the original, and Mr. Papaya himself: Edu Manzano in Pilipinas, Game Ka Na Ba?

And even US Ambassador to the Philippines Kristie Kenny danced to the tune of Papaya:

Ok. Even if I can’t understand what a word this woman is saying (I think she is Russian), and what the point of what she said, I know that she is dancing Papaya, and even tuning it by herself

And lastly, this European boy featured Papaya with some stupidity in his video blog

That’s how the Papaya dance is all over the world.

Last July, I posted in one of my blog entries the list of the New Seven Wonders of the World, which includes man-made monument from the old timer Pyramids of Egypt to the Ancient China’s Great Wall to the new world Christ the Redemeer of Brazil.

Now, another New 7 Wonders list is ongoing with an online voting determining who will fill-up the new list. But this time, the list will only include the Natural Wonders of the World. You may vote in their website thru the voting page.

And please, VOTE FOR THE PHILIPPINES’ REPRESENTATIVES in the Natural Wonders. They include the Tubbataha Reef, which can be located in Sulu Sea, Mayon Volcano in Bicol, and Chocolate Hills of Bohol.

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I have been interested in this article of PDI today. And it coincides with the celebration of EDSA II People Power this week.

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