Posted on April 24, 2007 by la_ciudadista
Last Friday I went up to Benguet Province and visited Baguio City and La Trinidad Municipality.
The trip was a nice break from the mad heat and humidity of Metro Manila. I was disappointed to see that the city has become chaotic and too crowded since I last visited a few years ago.
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Posted on April 17, 2007 by la_ciudadista
Posted on April 9, 2007 by la_ciudadista
MindaNews: Dolefil testing blueberry production ni SouthCot
GMA News: Blueberries from Polomolok? Dole-Phils eyes plantation
According to the news articles above, Dole Philippines, who already owns pineapple and banana plantations in Mindanao, Philippines is considering growing blueberries. This is good news since this is an expensive fruit which would give more job opportunities in Mindanao.
I am expecting that blueberries would finally be available in local supermarkets. Right now, there are about a handful of stores in Metro Manila that sell frozen blue berries. In New Zealand its available in almost all supermarkets when in season.
You can read more about blueberries from the following links:
US Highbush Blueberry Council: Blueberries Health
The Guardian UK: US scientist points to blueberry health benefits
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Posted on April 8, 2007 by la_ciudadista
According to a news article that I saw on the Philippine Star published on April 2, 2007, BPI Card Corporation will lower the interest rate for its ExpressCredit Classic product. By may card holders will have a lower rate of 2.90% per month from the current 2.99 percent per month. The rate will continue to go down until it becomes 2.70% per month by October 2007. Although even at 2.70% which is equivalent to a 32.40% per year it still is a good development in the call for lower interest rates.
This credit card product is proprietary to BPI as it does not carry the logo of either VISA, Mastercard, American Express or JCB. Therefore, the card cannot be used outside the Philippines and not all shops in the Philippines are able to accept the card.
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Posted on April 2, 2007 by la_ciudadista
I was at a local supermarket and I saw this interesting new product. It is a bottled water product with liquid glutathione. According to some glutathione can help in lightening one’s complexion and is claimed to be an antioxidant.
For more info on this check this Wikipedia article.
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