ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mark Timothy J. Libunao is a 32-year old registered Medical Technologist, a father to a 5-year old amiable and smart little boy and a husband to a registered Physical Therapist. He is an accomplished campus journalist, student leader, businessman, salesman and most of all, a loving father and husband, an obedient son, a caring brother, a very loyal and dear friend.
An Editor-in-Chief of his high school and college publications, a student council president for three years in college, a volunteer grade school teacher and a social mobilizer who was able to spearhead various community projects in Quezon City. He led several national organizations including the Quezon City Red Cross Youth Council, College Editors' Guild of the Philippines, Jesuit Volunteers of the Philippines and Philippine Society of Medical Technology Students. His glorious years came when he was elected as a student commissioner of the National Youth Commission under the Office of the President of the Philippines last 2002 and 2003. He worked and was designated as the Chief Medical Technologist of Murphy Diagnostic & Multi-Specialty Center and Hope Medical & Multi-Specialty Center in Quezon City before he entered medical school.
He is the eldest son of Mr. Freddie Mandario Libunao & Mrs. Ma. Sonia Jaleco Jesena of Hughes St., Maasin, Iloilo. He has two siblings: Bryan Paul graduated with a Masters Degree in Integrated Marketing and Communications in the University of Asia and the Pacific and Maria Mikaela who is a second year Medical Technology student of Centro Escolar University.
His wife, Ma. Theresa Acay of Marikina City is a registered Physical Therapist while his son Mikhail Thaddeus is a pre-school pupil of Jesus Christ Saves Global Outreach Christian Academy (JCA) in Quezon City.
He finished his grade school and high school in Ateneo de Iloilo (formerly Santa Maria Catholic School). He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology in World Citi Colleges and was awarded as the Most Outstanding Intern of the Year of Philippine Heart Center & World Citi Medical Center. He is presently on his third year Post Graduate course as Doctor of Medicine in Far Eastern University - Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation where he served as the Treasurer of the Medicine Student Council last 2007 and 2009. He was a former faculty of the KATINKO Wellness Institute Foundation Inc. where he taught Anatomy & Physiology, Massage Economics, Microbiology, Parasitology and Public Hygiene to Massage Therapists. Presently, he is one of the board of directors of Healthville Inc., a wellness company he co-founded with his brother.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Inirereklamo naman ni Charles Velasquez ng Rizal ang mahinang volume ng headset ng binili niyang dalawang cell phone units. Nang ipa-rate ang customer service ng kumpanya, sagot ni Velasquez: "From 1 to 10, 2 lang siguro... kasi brand new iyong binili mo, dapat walang defect iyon eh."
"Well, we really grew up so rapidly, but in terms of iyong percentage noon returns, it's still not that significant. Technically speaking, it's still less than 2-percent but it doesn't mean na we're ignoring the complaints," ani Agnes Conopio, marketing head ng kumpanya. Inaksyunan na rin daw nila ang reklamo tungkol sa kakulangan sa hotline numbers at service centers. "We have already added 5 new hotlines and then we're gonna expand our service centers," ani Canopio.
Ayon naman sa National Telecommunications Commission, mas mainam na may sapat na service centers ang anumang phone manufacturer bagama’t hindi ito requirement.
Anumang paglabag naman sa warranty o return policies ng mamimili ay maaaring ilapit sa Department of Trade and Industry. TJ Manotoc, Patrol ng Pilipino
Saturday, January 8, 2011
The area where the city proper of Iloilo stands is not suitable for heavy industries because the island stands on a steep ocean shelf without a wide coastline (remember that Iloilo Strait is one of the world's deepest). Shipping in Iloilo therefore did not fluorish and many of the original Ilonggo shipping families (Rama and Dela Rama) moved to Cebu.
The surrounding areas of Iloilo City (Oton, Leganes, Pavia etc) cannot provide additional land to be used as a sugar plantation therefore the original Ilonggo hacienderos (Arroyo, Ledesma, Magalona) moved to Bacolod to acquire more lands.
World War II has damaged Iloilo badly. The attacks were concentrated in Iloilo because Iloilo was a large camp of the Japanese army who took over many of the Ilonggo revolutionists' camps in Sta. Barbara and Lucena. (Remember that outside Luzon, Iloilo is the only province that fought against the Spaniards). Rehabilitation of Iloilo then came slow because of the city's poor economic status and the halt in the Spanish support.
Iloilo's economy became slow but has remained valiant. The greatest disaster that happened that "stripped" Iloilo of its title was the Great Iloilo Fire in the 1960 who almost wiped out all of Iloilo City proper. It was also that time when the Osmena's took over Cebu and gave it a huge economic boom.
In short, Cebu thought that all the while that Iloilo got its Queen City of the South title because of its progressive economy. Little did they know that it was Iloilo's loyalty to Spain that paved the way for the city to acquire its title. (Iloilo sided with Spain in the first ever Philippine Revolution that caused Bonifacio his first defeat, many Ilonggos fought for Spain then). Kaya nung nawala ang yaman ng Iloilo at naging progresibo ang Cebu, they proclaimed their city as the Queen City of the South but none of the Cebuanos can really explain how they got the title, all they can say is: because their city is progressive.