Updated List of Prohibited Items on Philippine Airports

Manila, Philippines -  Are You Ready for your Next Flight? Before Packing your things up take a look at the updated list of prohibited items that passengers are banned and illegal to bring with them. Released by The Department of Transportation and Communications’ (DOTC) Office for Transportation Security (OTS) last Monday, July 13, 2015.

The Memorandum Circular 02 Series of 2015 or the Revised Prohibited Items List applies to all flight originating from or within Philippines. According to DOTC-OTS, its primary goal is to develop the pre-existing list of items prohibited on Philippine airports to counter emerging threats to civil aviation brought about by introduction of new items capable of being used to destabilize aircrafts and innovative ways of artfully concealing weapons devised by unlawful elements. 

“ A comprehensive study has been made to ensure that all items included in the list would not be used to commit any acts of unlawful interference against the civil aviation.” they added.

A. Guns, Firearms and Other Devices that Discharge a Projectile

**All forms of Gun and Firearms must be endorsed to the proper authority or Law Enforcement Officer as stated in the Presidential Decree No.1866

Projectile-Capable Devices such as Slingshot, Bow and Arrow, Crossbow are only allowed in Check-In/Hold Baggage.

B. Stunning Devices

Acid Spray, Insect / Animal Repellent Spray, Pepper Spray and Stun Gun are only allowed in Check-In/Hold Baggage.

C. Objects with Sharp Points and Edges

D. Workers’ Tools 

E. Blunt Instruments

F. All Types of Explosives and Incendiary Substances and Devices

G. Liquid, Aerosols and Gels

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From #APECfail , #APECtado to #APEChottie ; TRENDING TOPICS during APEC PH 2015

After almost two decades, the Philippines hosts and chairs the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) again. We hosted APEC meetings for the first time in 1996. It is the most high-profile event, the APEC Leaders’ Meeting, was held in Subic Bay, Zambales in November of that year. 

This 2015, the leaders, senior officials, top businessmen, and industry experts of and from the group’s 21 member-economies will once again come together in the Philippines.

APEC 2015 in the Philippines seeks to mainstream and pursue its priorities into the agenda and economic policy thrusts of the member economies in the Asia-Pacific region. Specifically, Investing in Human Capital Development; Fostering Small and Medium Enterprises’ (SMEs) Participation in Regional and Global Markets; Building Sustainable and Resilient Communities; and Enhancing the Regional Economic Integration Agenda. 

EPIC FAIL ON FIRST DAY OF APEC SUMMIT. The summit’s intention was good as this helps to boom Philippine economy but others got depressed about what happened on Monday morning that trended the hashtag “#APECfail” and “#APECtado” on twitter. After so much struggle in commuting from work due to heavy traffic and road closure. People burst out their dismay in this week’s traffic situation.

Here are screen grab of tweets from our netizens:

6 hrs. is 6 hrs. the feels! 

Some show their creative mind by sharing resemblance to the current situation of Pasay City to a known US Series The Walking Dead.

Some came from a deep sentiments as they go with some “HUGOT” regarding the Traffic Situation

Chillax bro! Well he has a point. LOL!

Venting out to the President on how they treat the delegates from other nation but can’t be seen to Filipino People.

THE BRIGHTER SIDE. Even if the public rages their depression on the traffic situation in Manila there is always a lighter side of the story. It has been talk of the town when some delegates and representatives of other countries arrived.

From the first president to arrive in the Philippines, Chile President, Michelle Bachelet

source: http://globalnation.inquirer.net/131063/chilean-president-is-first-to-arrive

To US President Barrack Obama. This APEC Summit PNoy and Obama will be discussing about the South China Sea dispute and EDCA  even though it is not part of his agenda.

source: http://globalnation.inquirer.net/131063/chilean-president-is-first-to-arrive

The MEXICAN PAPI and The CANADIAN BAE. Then all of a sudden public got their eyes on 2 of the APEC Economic Leaders; President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto and Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau. 

Netizens can’t help but to compare the 2 leaders as Disney Princes.

#APEChottie has reached in the Top twitter trending topic on Tuesday morning.

Creating several memes for them in honoring their physique and good looks.

Senyora Santibanez also agrees with their HOTNESS! #APECDaddy

Even the Presidential Sister, Ms. Kris Aquino aren’t excluded in making her MEME

What you need to know about the MEXICAN PAPI and the CANADIAN BAE:

23rd Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau

source: wikipedia.org / hufftingtonpost.caCredit to the owner of the photos.

57th President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto

source: wikipedia.org / biography.comCredit to the owner of the photos.

Which among the 2 is your BAE for Life?  President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau ? The Mexican Papi or the Canadian Bae?

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5 Remarkable Places Shown in the movie Heneral Luna

General Antonio Luna de San Pedro y Novicio Ancheta known as ‘General Artikulo Uno’ , ‘Taga-Ilog’ and ‘Cafre’ is the founder of the Philippine’s First Military Academy for the First Republic of the Philippines. 

He is a sharpshooter, he organized a guerrilla warfare soldiers known as the ‘Linyang Depensa ni Luna’ that feared by the American Soldiers in the provinces to the North of Manila.  This defense line culminated in the creation of a military base in the Cordillera. Despite his commitment to discipline the army and serve the Republic which attracted the admiration of people, his temper caused some to abhor him.  He was also a member of the Malolos Congress.Besides his military studies, Luna also studied pharmacy, literature and chemistry.

This September of 2015, Artikulo Uno Production launches a movie that foretells the story of heroism and death of a General who gave his 100% to protect the Philippines from America. Self titled movie ‘Heneral Luna’ is the newest history movie to watch for. With the mixed of action, suspense, comedy, drama and romance. Surely you will hook on the story of Heneral Luna. Just a little reminder that this movie contains obscene languages that is not suitable for young audiences parental guidance is advise.

Well running through an hour and half movie we can see the different story set-up in and out of the country on which it has been a memorable places to the main character which is Heneral Luna. Here are the list of the places you should watch out for.

1. Binondo, Manila

The Birthplace of General Antonio Luna. Photo was taken on Oct. 29, 2008, the 142nd anniversary of his birth.

Via PhilippineAmericanWars.Webs.Com

Antonio Luna was born on 29 October 1866 in Urbiztondo, Binondo, Manila. He was the youngest of seven children of Joaquín Luna de San Pedro and Spanish Mestiza Laureana Novicio Ancheta.  After their family moved to Manila in 1861, his father became a merchant in Binondo.

via HeneralLunaTheMovie

Also in Manila where the American conquered the city as the war sparks due to the Philippine struggle for independence that began in 1896 with the Philippine Revolution.

Fighting erupted between United States and Filipino revolutionary forces on February 4, 1899, and quickly escalated into the 1899 Second Battle of Manila. On June 2, 1899, the First Philippine Republic officially declared war against the United States.

2. Spain

Antonio Luna with fellow propagandists Eduardo de Lete (CENTER) and Marcelo H. Del Pilar (RIGHT). PHOTO was taken in Spain in 1890.

Via PhilippineAmericanWars.Webs.Com

He joined the Propaganda Movement and became one of the Filipino expatriates who wrote for La Solidaridad, headed by Galicano Apacible. He wrote a piece titled Impressions which dealt with Spanish customs and idiosyncrasies under the pen-name “Taga-ilog”.

3. Santo Tomas, Pampanga

via HeneralLunaTheMovie

The Battle of Santo Tomas was fought on May 4, 1899, in Santo Tomas, Pampanga, during the Philippine-American War. During this battle, General Antonio Luna, the commander of the Filipino forces, was wounded.

One of the most fortuitous events in Luna’s life happened during the Battle of Sto. Tomas. Charging with his horse against the American lines, Luna fell to the ground when he was hit by an American bullet to the stomach. Seeing that the Americans were advancing, he prepared to kill himself with a revolver to avoid capture.

Luckily, he was saved by the horse-riding Colonel Alejandro Avecilla who took him to safety. Upon reaching friendly lines, he checked his wound one more time and realized that the bag of coins he had been carrying stopped the bullet from completely penetrating his stomach.

4. Calumpit, Bulacan

Filipino soldiers behind their trenches; photo taken in 1899, probably in Calumpit

Via PhilippineAmericanWars.Webs.Com

Luna ignored Aguinaldo’s orders to retreat and burn the railway bridge spanning the Bagbag River at Calumpit. 

A warning message send to General Tomas Mascardo by one of Luna’s Soldier

via HeneralLunaTheMovie

Worst, when the Americans were about to attack, Luna, together with his foot soldiers, cavalry, and artillery left Calumpit to punish General Tomas Mascardo for his insubordination. Mascardo was then in Guagua, Pampanga Province and dillydallied in obeying Luna’s order to send reinforcements. Mediators managed to avert a violent confrontation between the two generals.

5. Plaza Lucero, Cabanatuan City

Via DreamsOfABrownman.Com

As General Luna was going down the stairs of the convent, Colonel Pedro Janolino, head of the Cavite battalion, drew near him and suddenly began hacking him. Other soldiers drew boloes and knives and stabbed the outnumbered general in different parts of the body.  Somebody shot him too.  Colonel Roman and Captain Rusca came to his rescue but the two were also fired upon, with Roman dying on the spot and Rusca seriously injured.  Though critically wounded, General Luna managed to walk several meters to the open plaza.  He was staggering and very weak.  With a drawn gun, he was holding the intestines that protruded out of his abdomen.  Just before he expired, the brave general shouted:  Cowards !!!!

Heneral Luna The Movie

Set during the Philippine-American war, a short-tempered Filipino general faces an enemy more formidable than the American army: his own treacherous countrymen.

In 1898, General Antonio Luna ( John Arcilla ), commander of the revolutionary army, is spoiling for a fight. The Philippines, after three hundred years as a Spanish colony, has unwillingly come under American rule. General Luna wants to fight for freedom but members of the elite would rather strike a deal with the United States. The infighting is fierce in the new cabinet but General Luna and his loyal men forge ahead even as his military decisions are met with resistance from soldiers who are loyal only to President Aguinaldo ( Mon Confiado ). Ultimately, it is the general’s legendary temper and pride that bring him to his death when a pack of presidential guards assassinate him in broad daylight. While American newspapers are quick to point the blame to Aguinaldo, the mystery has never been completely solved and the General’s killers were never put to justice.


Source: Wikipedia , Kontedstories, HeneralLunaTheMovie, FilipinoKnow.Net

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KPub BBQ Turns 3 - Live Saturday Night Jamming for the Month of June!

The No.1 Korean Buffet Restaurant in the country celebrates its 3rd year Anniversary


KPub BBQ known and specialized in serving Korean buffet and ranked as the No. 1 Korean Buffet Restaurant in the country celebrates its 3rd Year Anniversary with thrilling events every Saturday Night this month of June 2016!

We are gladly inviting you to watch live performances of well-known Filipino Talents; Side A with Filipino Pop genre (PHP 500.00/Ticket), Aiza Seguerra with Folk, Alternative and Pop genre (PHP 500.00/Ticket) , Up Dharma Down with Rock/ Live Electronic genre (Discounted Price of PHP 300.00/Ticket), Southborder with Filipino Pop and RnB genre (PHP 500.00/Ticket)., Freestyle with Pop, Rock and RnB genre (PHP 500.00/Ticket) and witness a majestic performance of violinist, Mr. Merjohn Ligaya (PHP 200.00/Ticket).

Hurry and call for a reservation! Buy Three (3) Show Tickets and Bring (1) for FREE!

Come and celebrate with us! Have fun and party with your barkadas!

KPub BBQ the Fort: T: 847-1961/ 847-0232 F:847-3098 M:0917-8214930

KPub BBQ TriNoma: T:910-8858/ 265-0000/ 754-1873 M: 0917-5558858

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#ProudGenYum: Meet Jollibee’s 2016 Yumbassadors

Young and Inspiring Filipino Achievers who embody the passion for ‘Langhap Sarap ng Buhay’ and being 100%.

The world-class roster is composed of talented artists and reel-and-real life couple James Reid and Nadine Lustre; international model Kelsey Merrit; social entrepreneur Rachel de Villa; young inventor Angelo Casimiro; spoken word artist and performer Juan Miguel Severo; model and agricultural entrepreneur Jairus Ferrer; record-breaking runner Mea Gey Niñura; outstanding student and aspiring doctor Christopher Valentin; international race car driver Marlon Stockinger; and world-renowned all group 4th Impact.

To know more about Jollibee’s new Yumbassadors, check out Jollibee Philippines’ Official Youtube channel by typing in “Jollibee Philippines” in the keyword search.

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Lasagna Bolognese

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Crispy Duck Confit, lentils, apple slaw

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Empty Bottles of Pop Cola piled up at the backyard of one of our relative’s house. Printed on the bottles are Pop Cola Logo during 80’s (1987). #takeoffph #takeoffphilippines #popcola #philippines #1987 #emptybottles #vintage #old #batangas #flashback #80s #throwback #backyard #past #reminisce (at takeoffphilippines.tumblr.com)

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Writing our Prayer Request at Little Souls Sisters Convent. Thanks for all the Answered Prayers! Amen! 🙏

#travel #church #churchvisit #visitaiglesia #littlesouls #tagaytay #cavite #philippines #takeoffph #takeoffphilippines #prayers #sistersconvent #convent #blessings #tourist #tour (at facebook.com/TakeOffPHBlog)

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After a long and tiring jog catching up at Starbucks Evia - Daanghari with my sexy and voluptuous sister @biancageks :) enjoy to the max.

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Inside City Of Dreams Manila, A New Era Of Entertainment

City Of Dreams Manila is a A New Era of Entertainment in a 6.2-hectare (15-acre) luxury integrated urban resort, with a world-class dining experiences and casino complex located on the Entertainment City Gaming strip. 

City of Dreams Manila sets a new standard in hospitality in the Philippines with three hotel brands and six hotel towers set to open later this year: Crown Towers, Nobu, and Hyatt.

Entering the road to City of Dreams Manila I’ve got fascinated with which they call the City of Dreams’ Iconic Fortune Egg which will house the two international nightclubs the Pangaea and Chaos.

I can feel the vibe of a typical casino in Las vegas while entering the premises of the City Of Dreams Casino

I had to take a selfie first. **BWAHAHAHAHA**

The Upper Ground of City Of Dreams is very neat and spacious some of the restaurant and shopping mall is located in this area.

Incredibly awesome as a simple plate ornaments on the ceiling along the shopping area added a new vibrant and jaw-dropping (**WHOOOOOAAAA** on my head) when it waves in a synchronize motion.

I was in Hogwarts… This floating “plates” are spectacular. 👌

A video posted by Chester Briones (@dancing_haneul) on Apr 4, 2015 at 1:18am PDT


Manila’s most exclusive Ultra Lounge, Pangaea fuses the exotic and the glamorous, where audiences can experience the best in entertainment at tables encircling a rotating grand piano DJ booth.

 (source: http://pangaeamanila.com/)


Located within the iconic Golden Egg of the Casino, Manila’s Chaos Nightclub offers an unparalleled nightlife experience. Audiences can indulge fantasies as acrobats dance and performers entertain alongside world-class DJs in the high-energy Dance Club or enjoy a private thrilling experience in the gorgeously designed KTV Rooms.

(source: http://www.chaosmanila.com/ )

Indulge in our world-renowned hospitality and international standards of entertainment. Enjoy, relax, and celebrate as they offer you more ways to win at the City of Dreams.

Last stop, Dream Play, kids most look forward an all-new interactive entertainment concept that is the one place in the world where your favorite Dream Works Animation characters come together like Shrek, Toothless from How to Train A Dragon, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar and more. It allows you to PLAY, CREATE and LEARN.

City of Dreams Manila is located at the gateway of Entertainment City within the Manila Bay area. Find City of Dreams Manila at Asean Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard, Entertainment City, Parañaque 1701, Manila, Philippines. Three kilometers away from Ninoy Aquino International Airport and a 5-minute drive from SM Mall of Asia.

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6 Steps to an Ultimate Ice Cream Sandwich Experience at Cookie Dream

Newly opened ice cream parlor along Entertainment Hall, Ground Floor at SM Mall of Asia has an exciting way to experience your favorite  Ice Cream Sandwich here’s how:

1. Pick your Cookies (Peanut Butter, Choco Chip, Red Velvet, M&Ms, Oreo Chip and more)

2. Choose your Ice Cream

3. Choose your Topping

4. Take a Photo

5. Share on your social media sites ( IG: @cookiedreamplanet & FB PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/cookiedreamplanet )

6. And enjoy your Cookie Dream. 

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