Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Kind of Viagra Discovered in Libjo

A white powder produced from a palm tree called Baji is now discovered to have potential effect like Viagra. Hmm interesting.

I supposed this would mainly be used as Aphrodisiacs not as Viagra, which is a cure for Erectile Dysfunction. Viagra is a drug approved by Food and Drug Administration in the US and scientist is not considering it aphrodisiacs since they do not have any mood effect (desire). Aphrodisiac are considered agent in which increases sexual desire or sexual arousal.

Result from my Internet search; Aphrodisiacs appear to gain their reputation from the principles of sympathetic magic, e.g. oysters or tahong, due to their shape. This also explains the trade in the phallic-looking horn of the rhinoceros. Other animal-based aphrodisiacs gain their reputation from the apparent virility or aggressiveness of the animal source — such as tiger penis — also endangering the species.

Baji may also have this reputation. This palm is used in flooring and has strong solid strand. Anyway, working or not this discovery by some barangay police from Barangay Arellano said it really work. Maybe because if this is an Aphrodisiacs by historical and scientific standpoint, this only produce the desired result simply because their users have chosen to believe they will be effective (The Placebo Effect).

Some residents now inquiring if they could export this as a product.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Going to Loreto and Libjo

DepEd Surigao Medical and Dental Team during the trip last 2006 in Loreto, Tubajon, Libjo and Puerto Princesa Dinagat Islands. Posted by Nikki.

Friday, March 23, 2007

New Town Gym Update

Here are some updated photos of the new Libjo Gym. The Gym is expected to be use partially finished or not this coming June during the towns fiesta celebration.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Your Message to the Graduates 2007

Muthja will deliver a speech to the high school graduates of 2007 in Albor National High School. I made some tips I want to share to the graduates. I hope she could insert all this to her message. You can also include yours by posting a comment.

Starting from here..
-Don’t marry to soon – you still need to earn more for that. Asa ra na.
-Learn to speak English since call centers are looking for English speakers.
-Take certification exams like programming, computer application or Information Technology.
-Learn your keyboard, learn how to Type and how to use Computers. We are getting to information tech age. Everything is done thru computers.
-Take Nursing course – The US still hiring for more nurses.
-It’s not too late. Learn how to drive, bike, motor if available a car and learn to swim.
-Build a plan for your future and make it happen.
-Make more friends.

I know not everyone can afford to go to college. Future is much better with college degree but success is not always measured the same. You could be a successful businessman with out finishing college. Pacqiuao didn’t finish high school even (just taken an exam and granted a diploma). That is if you start a boxing career. Meaning you have much much brighter tomorrow since you finished high school.. Good Luck!

Please add your message to the graduates… post a comment thanks.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Monday, March 19, 2007

Solons of new districts to be elected on May 14

Six new members of the House of Representatives will be among those to be elected in the May 14 elections to represent newly created legislative districts in four provinces in Mindanao and two cities in Metro Manila.

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) led by Chairman Benjamin S. Abalos Sr. said the additional legislative districts are in the provinces of Sultan Kudarat, Zamboanga Sibugay, Shariff Kabunsuan, and Dinagat, and in Marikina City and Taguig City.

Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 201 created the province of Shariff Kabunsuan with one legislative district, while RA 9355 created the province of Dinagat with a lone legislative district out of the first district of Surigao del Norte and converted Surigao del Norte into one legislative district. Read More.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Greetings to the Graduates!

Congratualtions to all graduates 2007 especially to:

Joleen Jacquez
BSChemical Engineering
University of San Carlos - Cebu City
Daughter of Mr & Mrs Emmanuel Jacquez

Melody Llamera
University of Cebu - Cebu City
Daughter of Libjo Mun Mayor and Mrs
Lamberto Llamera Jr.

Kristal Jacquez
Albor National High School
Daughter of Mr Bato Jacquez and
Albor Barangay Captain Fe Jacquez

Greetings from Uncles, Aunties and Cousins

Congratulation to Graduates Batch 2007!

Congratulations to the Graduates of Albor National High School 2007 :

Jade Jane Dela Cruz
Danna Buenafe
Ara May Vasquez,
Princess Gerandoy and
Jefter Balorio

Greetings from friends at LibjoLIVE!.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Filipino Folkdance in Modern Rhythm

Dance is always part of Libjo Culture not to mention Fiesta season is coming. From courtship dance Kuratcha to Cha-cha to Boogie to Rumba to Tango, Libjo has it all. Of course Disco for the younger generation. But have you seen a Filipino Folkdance in a modern music rhythm. Here's an amateur clip from last Independence Day celebration. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

News: Blast fishing toll: 1 dead, another critical in Surigao

Dynamite fishing took its toll when a fisherman got blasted to death and his campanion now fights for dear life at a hospital in Libjo, Surigao del Norte, police authorities reported Tuesday.

Reports reaching the command and operations center of the Police Regional Office 13, the accidental blasting incident occured at sea, off the coast of Barangay Kanihaan, Libjo town late on Monday afternoon.

Chief Supt. Antonio D. Nanas, regional director of PRI-13 identified the fatality as one Gerry Coyumo Estobo, 30, of Barangay Kanihaan.

Critically wounded was Warlito Apan Estrajano, 33, a neighbor of Estomo. He was immediately brought to Libjo District Hospital for treatment of mangled extremities and other parts of the body.

Initial investigation disclosed that the victims were on a fishing expedition aboard their motorized pump boat, when the dynamite ignited by Estobo, suddenly exploded.

The exploosion was so intense that Estrajano, who was at the other end of the boat, still sustained multiple wounds in various parts of his body.

As this develop, Chief Supt. Nanas called on all fishfolk in the area to heed government warnings against blast fishing, pointing to the stiff penalties that lurks on them once the get caught inflagrante delicto. Read more.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Libjo First Place in Science Project

Libjo gets the first place in Science Investigatory Project - Elementary Level. This is during the Regional Science Fair and Quiz in Lanuza Central Elementary School Lanuza Surigao del Sur. A Certificate from the Department of Education - Caraga Region was awarded to Juan L. Espina Jr Libjo's Team Coach.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Origins and Cultivation of Coconut

You wonder where Coconuts came from. Here’s the answer.

The origins of this plant are the subject of controversy, with some authorities claiming it is native to south Asia, while others claim its origin is in northwestern South America. Fossil records from New Zealand indicate that small, coconut-like plants grew there as long as 15 million years ago. Even older fossils have been uncovered in Rajasthan, TamilNadu, Kerala and Maharashtra, India. Regardless of its origin, the coconut has spread across much of the tropics, probably aided in many cases by sea-faring peoples. The fruit is light and buoyant and presumably spread significant distances by marine currents. Fruits collected from the sea as far north as Norway have been found to be viable (and subsequently germinated under the right conditions). In the Hawaiian Islands, the coconut is regarded as a Polynesian introduction, first brought to the islands by early Polynesian voyagers from their homelands in the South Pacific. They are now ubiquitous to most of the planet between 26ºN and 26ºS.

The coconut palm thrives on sandy soils and is highly tolerant of salinity. It prefers areas with abundant sunlight and regular rainfall (750 to 2,000 mm annually), which makes colonizing shorelines of the tropics relatively straightforward. Coconuts also need high humidity (70–80%+) for optimum growth, which is why they are rarely seen in areas with low humidity (e.g. the Mediterranean), even where temperatures are high enough (regularly above 24°C). They are very hard to establish in dry climates and cannot grow there without frequent irrigation. They may grow but not fruit properly in areas where there is not sufficient warmth, like Bermuda.

Coconut palms are intolerant of freezing weather. They will show leaf injury below 34ºF (1ºC), defoliate at 30ºF (-1ºC) and die at 27ºF (-3ºC). There are rare reports of coconut palms surviving (with severe damage) to 20ºF (-7ºC). One night of freezing weather can set the growth of a coconut palm back about 6 months.

The only two states in the U.S. where coconut palms can be grown and reproduce outdoors without irrigation are Hawaii and Florida. Coconut palms will grow from Bradenton southwards on Florida's west coast and Melbourne southwards on Florida's east coast. The occasional coconut palm is seen north of these areas in favored microclimates in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro area and around Cape Canaveral. They may likewise be grown in favored microclimates on the barrier islands near the Brownsville, Texas area. They may reach fruiting maturity, but are damaged or killed by the occasional winter freezes in these areas. While coconut palms flourish in south Florida, unusually bitter cold snaps can kill or injure coconut palms there as well. Only the Florida Keys provide a safe haven from the cold as far as growing coconut palms on the U.S. mainland. Read more.

Dinagat Registered Voters

National Statistical Coordination Board has this Registered Voters for the year of 2004.

Region REGION XIII (Caraga)

1. BASILISA (RIZAL) 5th Class Partially Urban 12,718

2. CAGDIANAO 4th Class Rural 7,888

3. DINAGAT 5th Class Partially Urban 6,145

4. LIBJO (ALBOR) 4th Class Partially Urban 10,151

5. LORETO 4th Class Partially Urban 5,799

6. SAN JOSE (Capital) 4th Class Urban 16,670

7. TUBAJON 5th Class Partially Urban 4,069

Details Municipality: LIBJO (ALBOR)
Registered Voters (2004): 10,151
District: 1st
Barangays (Number: 16)

Albor (Pob.)
Doña Helen
General Aguinaldo (Bolod-bolod)
San Antonio (Pob.)
San Jose
Santo Niño

Monday, March 05, 2007

Personal Favorite Food in Libjo

What will you say if I'll ask you what is your favorite recipe when you're in Libjo. Is it Sutukil? One large fish divided in three. 1/3 sinugba, 1/3 tinula, and 1/3 kinilaw. Sinugba/Tinula/Kinilaw and why is it in short called SuTuKil? It should be "SiTiKi" taken from the first 2 letters from the 3 words. But then I realized it's not taken from those words. It was derived from the short version of the words. That is Sugba/Tula/Kilaw “SuTuKil".

TULA short for TINULA

My personal favorites are Sugbang Sa-ang, Lutong Saging Karnaba, Kinilaw nga Lato and Takubo - takyobo (endengered na). Also kinilaw or adobo or fried nukos (pusit).

What is yours?

LibjoLIVE! Featured in Pidjanga

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Saturday, March 03, 2007

Beach View - Libjo Dinagat Island

A beach view from Libjo Dinagat Island Philippines.

photo by junsjazz under Creative Commons License.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Weather and its Political Connection

When it comes to international news, we always hear of snowstorm, blizzard, tornado and hurricane. Sounds foreign of course we don’t have one. And of course we cannot afford to have. For us in Libjo and us Filipinos we always dream of snow and cold. But it’s not easy to get the same temperature to get snow. First of all our houses are not design for the cold. A lot of people will die if we have cold temperature. Imagine water system frozen including toilets? We need water and air heater to warm our homes. Need another fund? We need another set of clothes and another type of transportation. And snow needs to be plow and clean up from our roads. Our government doesn’t even have a budget to make roads, much more to clean up snow. But don’t worry we don’t have one.

What I’m thinking was because the US or any cold country with such adversary’s people tend to cooperate in result provides a great government services. With such common problem like weather good government is critical. They should function and coordinate so residents will get comfortable living. And so people choose to elect public officials for what is right because lives are at stake. With this unusual climate, culture and government tends to work differently.

For us in the Philippines we always think we are lucky to have a close constant temperature all year round. We don’t have fall or spring or winter. Boring as you might think but its not. Since we can enjoy the beach and outdoors all the time. We can do things, work tomorrow or the next day. Maniana maniana mamaya na. We can build houses bahay kubo, road that works with the minimum sub standard qualities. Basta na lang. And every thing is okay. Climate is so perfect no wonder we are called Paradise Island in the Pacific. Everything lives here. We are paradise for crocodiles, wild animals and also some corrupt public officials.