Monasterio De Tarlac

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Monasterio De Tarlac is a popular tourist destination in Lubigan, San Jose, Tarlac, Philippines. It is a monastery on top of Mount Resurrection and has a thirty-foot Statue of the Risen Christ that overlooking the hilly side of the province.

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The Brief History

By Rev. Fr. Moses Angelo, SRC

“It is only when we realized that God’s plan is the “only plan” after many plans been tried and yet failed thus all things are arranged according to His will and design.  Rev. Fr. Ronald “Archie” Thomas A. Cortez of Bamban, Tarlac, a newly installed pastor in Diocesan Shrine of St. Therese Ramos, Tarlac, received the instruction by his ordinary bishop to have further studies in Rome.  But days before his departure, a group of young men, sought his assistance and discernment in living a life of silence, prayer, contemplation and adoration following the spirituality of the Risen Christ.  The Servants of the Risen Christ Monastic Community an apostolic-contemplative community of religious men who consecrated themselves to a life of prayer and work (Ora et Labora).  The charism of the new congregation is to give hope to the hopeless; an Easter message of hope and joy.  The New congregation officially received the diocesan blessing and approval from their bishop-protector, Most Reverend Florentino F. Cinense, bishop of the Diocese of Tarlac, on September 14, 1998, on the feast of the Triumph of the Cross. Ramos town became the cradle of the SRC Community.”


The Relic of the True Cross

Monasterio De Tarlac is not only famous for its colossal statue of the Risen Christ but for the Relic of the True Cross that enshrined inside the chapel.

After the Pilgrim’s mass, the Shrine will be opened for those who like to view and touch the Holy Relic. Monks will assist everyone for this event.


Peaceful…that is the only word I can say every time I visit the monastery…peaceful in silence…


The Oldest Sky Walker So Far

The Oldest Sky Walker So Far


Kung kayo ay magagawi sa Cebu to visit this place, alam natin na parang kulang ang adventure ngayon dun kapag di ka man lang nakasubok kahit alin sa Crown Regency Hotel and Towers ng Sky Walk, Edge Coaster at ang kinababaliwang Zip line nila.

Noong unang araw na balakin naming subukan ang adventure na ito ay ayaw ng inang ko na sumama at baka di na daw niya kayanin yung lula kaya di naming siya pinilit…but knowing her alam kong kakayanin niya sa kabila ng kanyang edad na 76 y/o, malakas ang loob niya at alam kong magiging highlight un ng kanyang Cebu adventure kaya ng isinama namin siya, di namin ipinaalam na dun kami pupunta at di ko na siya binigyan ng pagkakataong tumutol pa na subukan iyon.

Simpleng package lang ang kinuha namin, ang Extreme Sky walk adventure. Ang ride ay P300/each at ang entrance ay P250 kasama na ang isang token mula sa kanila. Para sa gustong subukan ang Edge Coaster ride ito ay P300 din at ang Zip line nila ay P600 naman (labas ang entrance fee). Ang dilemma lang ay di nila pinapayagan ang camera sa loob dahil exclusive sa kanilang photographer lang un at ang bayad ng bawat isang letratong mapili ninyo ay P230 (whew medyo mahal hehe).Hindi mo naman mapayagang di ka kukuha ng kahit isa lang dahil anong saysay ng adventure na ito na wala ka man lang mabitbit na “ibidinsiya”, so ung apat na letratong napili namin ay halos P1000 na din ang halaga.

Bawal ang nakasandals o tsinelas lang pero wag mag-alala, me libreng pagamit ng sapatos pero kailangan lang bumili ng medyas for hygiene purposes.

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Tinanong ko kung ilang taon ang pinakamatandang sumubok ng Sky walk adventure at ang sabi ng aming guide ay 75 y/o daw at 2 linggo pa lang ang nakakaraan (di nga lang confirm kung babae o lalaki dahil ibang guide daw ang nag-assist). Natuwa akong labis dahil nalampasan ng inang ko ung record at sa ngayon siya ang pinakamatandang sumubok sa Skywalk adventure.

Game na game din sa posing si mader at kitang-kita ko yung yabang niya at tuwa sa karanasang iyon lalo at may kasamang certificate ito. Tatagal ng hanggang sa 15 minuto ang nasabing adventure hindi dahil sa malayo ang lalakaran kundi dahil sa mga paghinto upang kumuha ng larawan ang photographer. Narito ang ilang kuha mula dito.




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Hanggang sa muling adventure!

Cleaning the Tongue – Why Is It Important?

Your tongue is regarded as the most forgotten place to get cleaned. Having good tongue hygiene is extremely important for your health because if you don’t keep your tongue looking and feeling superb and vibrant, you’ll be able to lose tastes to your taste buds and also its sensation. The tongue is also necessary for chewing, eating and talking. Cleaning the tongue is beneficial to keep good oral care and protection.

Keep in mind that as you can get tongue related problems, like those wounds and map-like tongues, and this can be sore and may find eating unpleasurable so always make sure that you’ve got a clean and healthy tongue.

To know more about cleaning your tongue, below are some tips that you might find beneficial.

Brushing your tongue

Cleaning the tongue with a toothbrush is a good way to do it. You can just do this while cleaning up your teeth and all you should do is brush your tongue twice all over to obtain a good cleaned tongue. You don’t need to brush it hard. Although you may have a coated tongue but it will not help if you brush it too hard. After brushing rinsing your mouth is the final process and you will feel that healthy and fresh breath ever.

Cleaning with tongue scraper

Using a tongue scraper, you can do this initially at the farther backside all the way to front; try not to push it too hard to stop you from gagging. Using a tongue scraper helps remove that whitish/yellowishcolor at the exterior of your tongue which is often where harmful bacteria resides as well as other food particles that may lead to bad breath. You may repeat the scraping of your tongue up to the point that the white part is cleaned.

Rinse with mouthwash

Rinse off using water once you are done scraping your tongue and gargle with mouthwash afterwards. Mouthwash is one of the most effective ways to keep your tongue feeling healthy. Mouthwash sterilizes your tongue as well as your mouth and also provides you fresh breath!

Make it a habit of cleaning the tongue on a regular basis to prevent bad breath as well as additional tongue problems. Through regular cleaning, you may also learn to clean your tongue with no gagging. If perhaps you are in a struggle against bad breath then you may also want to clean the interior of your mouth as well as the top of your mouth to get free of different microorganisms and food particles hidden on them. Bear in mind that cleaning the tongue could not only find remedies for your bad breath dilemma but it can also help in fighting with other problems as well.

Don’t ever neglect oral hygiene, it is very necessary to our total well-being. Cleaning the tongue is a good thing to start. For more information about good oral health tips, here is the site you would not miss

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Good Oral Hygiene Starts at Cleaning the Tongue

Oral hygiene is in fact the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean to help prevent bad breath and even dental problems and cleaning the tongue is one of necessary method in maintaining dental health.

It is always important to practice good oral hygiene. Our mouth has three areas of concern and they are: the tongue, gums, and teeth. To minimize the problem of bacteria build up, brushing your teeth, cleaning your gums, and flossing followed by rinsing thoroughly can help.

Why we need teeth cleaning?

Teeth cleaning or teeth brushing is the elimination of unwanted tartar and dental plaque from teeth to prevent gum disease such as gingivitis and cavities. One-third of tooth loss by adult is due to severe gum diseases and even though how good our teeth are, it is useless if we are suffering from gum problems.

Dental professionals recommended that our teeth must be cleaned (by dental hygienist) at least every 6 months. This cleaning includes tooth polishing and tooth scaling, while debridement is necessary if too much tartar has built up then fluoride treatment follows.

To prevent tartar accumulation, good oral hygiene is very important between cleanings. We can do this by brushing our teeth frequently as well as using dental floss to prevent build-up of plaque on the teeth.

What is Plaque? Plaque is no other than a yellow sticky coating that build-up on the teeth and gums. What happen is that the bacteria in plaque release acid and that acid attacks tooth enamel. Repeated attacks can cause tooth decay. Plaque bacteria are usually cause by some food we eat.

Plaque is also the culprit of irritation to the gums and making them tender, red, or bleed easily. In several cases, the gums pull away from the teeth in several cases, leaving spaces inhabited by pus and bacteria.

How important is flossing? One of the most important aspects of oral hygiene is the use of dental floss, because it removes the decaying food remaining and plaque that stuck between the teeth. If this food decay and plaque are not removed properly it causes irritation to the gums, thus allowing the gum tissue to bleed more easily. Proper dental flossing is recommended at least once a day and preferably before bedtime. This way it helps prevent gum disease, receding gums, and cavities forming between the teeth.

The importance of tongue cleaning

Cleaning the tongue is essential part of daily oral hygiene, since it eliminates the whitish/yellowish coating of bacteria that cause bad breath, fungi, decaying food particles, and dead cells from the dorsal area of the tongue. Cleaning the tongue also helps protect the teeth because it also removes bacteria species which cause tooth decay and some gum problems.

How to care gums?

Massaging our gums using toothbrush bristles and using dental floss is recommended for good oral health. Using these methods eliminate bacteria build-up that causes oral health problems.

Oral irrigation is also recommended for cleaning teeth and gums. Oral irrigators reach up to 4 mm under the gum line. To disrupt plaque and bacteria, they use a pressured, directed stream of water.

The role of food and drink

The role of foods in our well-being is cannot be discounted, not only food helps muscles and bones but also help gums and teeth. Vitamin B from breads and cereals and vitamin C from fruits and vegetables contribute both to healthy gum tissue.

These above-mentioned factors especially cleaning the tongue help remove the build-up of decayed food material, the primary breeding ground for bacteria and reduce plaque as well. Periodontal disease that cause by plaque can also lead to heart disease. This is the reason why we need to maintain good oral hygiene and you can start it here, now!

Don’t ever neglect oral hygiene, it is very necessary to our total well-being. Cleaning the tongue is a good thing to start. For more information about good oral health tips, here is the site you would not miss

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Diabetes and Bad Breath – The Truth Behind the Myth

Diabetes and bad breath are often related to each other and it is no longer a myth. Medical researches show that these two conditions have relation to each other. Uncontrolled blood sugar increases the risk of unpleasant breath since high blood sugar levels make any gum diseases worse, the usual cause of stinky breath.

How these two conditions relate to each other

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a definitely a life-threatening and is a very serious disease. Ketoacidosis is generally seen in persons suffering from type 1 diabetes. This complication occurs when the body is unable to use sugar (glucose) as a fuel source because the patients do not produce enough insulin, and because of that the fat is used instead. Ketones build up in the body and this is the byproducts of fat breakdown. Type 1 diabetes is the one that occurs usually at childhood.

These acidic ketones make the blood acidic in nature. Our body has natural way of getting rid of these ketones through urine or through breath and it causes bad breath. This is the truth how diabetes and bad breath are related to each other.

There are lots of ways to get rid of bad breath caused by diabetes but proper oral hygiene is the most effective.

How to Avoid Halitosis Caused by Diabetes:

* You can get rid of halitosis by controlling your blood glucose levels.

* Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Cleaning the tongue is effective too for removing the biofilm coating your tongue where bacteria reside. Use germ-fighting toothpaste and flossing is recommended to remove food particles lodged between teeth. If you are a denture wearer you should remove dentures nightly and clean them before placing in the mouth.

* Drink plenty of water is another key to halitosis treatment. Balance water intake creates a moist environment and enhances saliva production in the mouth thus reducing bad breath. Diabetics always have dry mouths and this allow food particles and bacteria to remain on the mouth.

* Chewing sugarless gum or sucking sugarless candy helps production of saliva like water and it helps getting rid of halitosis caused by diabetes.

* Use a mouthwash which does not contain alcohol in it, alcohol tends to dry the skin and even the mouth.

* Avoid caffeine because it is a diuretic and it causes mouth dryness.

Visiting your oral hygienists or dentists is recommended at least twice a year. They can give you advices on how to fight bad breath caused by diabetes. Diabetes causing unpleasant breath can be avoided if you follow the above-mentioned tips. This is a serious thing you must consider so act now!

Our oral health is very important, having oral problems such as gum diseases and bad breath can affect our life. You can visit for more additional oral health information and tips on how to cure bad breath caused by diabetes.Article Source:


This was forwarded by my friend and I am sure you will find it great just as I do…

We  all need to read this one over and over until it becomes part  of who we are!

1.  Try everything twice.
On one woman’s tombstone she said she wanted this epitaph:
“Tried everything twice. Loved it both times!”

2.  Keep only cheerful friends.
The grouches pull you down.
(Keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches!)

3. Keep learning:
Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever…
Never let the brain get idle. ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’
And the devil’s name is Alzheimer’s!

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud.
Laugh until you gasp for breath.

And if you have a friend who makes you laugh,
spend lots and lots of time with HIM/HER.

6.. The tears happen:
Endure, grieve, and move on.
The only person who is with us in our entire life, is ourselves.
LIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love:
Whether it’s family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever..

Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health:
If it is good, preserve it.

If it is unstable, improve it.
If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don’t take guilt trips..

Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county,
to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.
10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.
I love you, my special friend.

And if you don’t send this to at least 4 people – who cares?
But do share this with someone.

Remember! Lost time can never be found.

Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

Wine does not make you FAT …

– it makes you LEAN ….

(Against tables, chairs,  floors, walls and ugly people.)

How Technology and High Tech Computer Gadgets Affect Our Lives

Only few people are not familiar on using computers, cell phones and internet but majority of population is going crazy over the latest technology invention and gadgets that few years ago seems only a dream.

Tablets Android

Tablets Android

Technology is no doubt the energy that runs in every veins of society and drives our lives. It is about being innovative and creative and it transforms ideas into reality that helps our human life. High tech computer gadgets and technology also brought pride to us and beneficial to all persons. Automation through technology saved our valuable time and effort to maximum level. Information is now easy to achieve and through easy communication can brought distant places much closer.

With the help of high-tech gadgets, household chores are now easier and made us productive than ever. It allows us to do the same activities with less time thus allows us to do other things. The advancement in terms of technology also helps measure the economic and social growth of a nation.

The most amazing technological gadget is no other than a mobile phone. Telecommunication industry has been revolutionized because of cellular communication. From conventional phone to now famous smartphones have broadened the extent of communication. Today, it is not only limited for us to make long distance calls but also it can be used to surf the net.

It is really amazing how computer technology together with high tech computer gadgets have changed the face of the world and it is increasing rapidly. Internet is now the most valuable tools for communication and the leading source of information nowadays.  Moreover, internet has brought an important positive change that is very helpful to the entertainment and advertising industry. Prospective buyers can now easily reach out over the net with just a blink of an eye and marketers can now interactive with them and it is indeed an effective advertising campaigns.

No argue about it, technology has improved our lives and if we use it in right direction, it will keep on improving. We have our responsibility to structure it in such a way that it can benefit the society and will not destroy our. We need to use the technology in a balance way that automation and taking care of our environment so our Mother Nature cannot be destroyed.

I found eco-friendly gadgets on one of the sites I browse few days ago. I became fascinated to the solar charger first and when I browse the site I found out that lots of affordable cool gadgets are available such as blutooth wireless headphones, USB that looks like credit cards or pens and even Tablets android.

You can also visit and see for your self!!