Friday, April 30, 2010

Where to find a Photocopy Service Shop at Night in Makati Philippines?

Need to print some documents and "xerox" a lot of copies in a jiff? Where to go when its past 730pm and the end of mall hours?

You may try the photocopy and printing services of Alva Compter and Photocopy Services at the back of Makati Cinema Square. They are open until 10pm. This is right beside Mercury Drugstore. They charge 75 cents per letter size sheet (as of 2010).

2296 Don Chino Roces Avenue (Pasong Tamo)
1226 Makati Metro Manila
Phone: +63(2)8439592

Monday, April 26, 2010

Architectural Glass and Flat Glass Supplier in the Philippines

Looking for a glass manufacturing company in the Philippines which specializes in glass-support methods, glazing products, flat glass with degrees of obscurity processed through tempering, bending and laminating.

Architectural glass products are use for functional reinforcement and aesthetics in the vertical construction industry.

In the Philippines, Asahi Glass Philippines (AGC) is  a major architectural glass product manufacturer. Formerly Republic Glass Corporation in the 1950s, the company went into a joint venture with Asahi Glass Company Japan.

They offer the following:
• Viewing partitions
• Translucent panels
• Reflective glass 
• Monolithic glass
• Glare-reducing glass
• Tempoint
• Flat Glass

Please note that Tempered glass use as a sturdy exterior and interior for buildings due to its impressive impact strength

AGC Flat Glass Philippines, Inc.
Bo. Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City
Philippines 1600 

Telephone Numbers: 
+63 (2) 641-1981
+63 (2) 641-6129
+63 (2) 642-0262
+63 (2) 641-9923

Fax Numbers: 
+63 (2) 641-1988
+63 (2) 641-9263
E-mail Addresses:

You may visit their website

Monday, April 19, 2010

Famous Glass Artists and Glass Sculptors of the Philippines

Two of the well-known and world famous Filipino Glass Sculptors.

Ramon Orlina is a self-taught, award-winning master glass artist. A pioneer craftsman who created forms out of glass slabs using the cold method. Also through grinding, cutting and polishing glass using his own improvised tools. Please visit

Impy Pilapil is an accomplished and innovative sculptor with glass as her principal medium. Please visit

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Philippine Mobile Provider Globe Telecoms Brings Back Much Loved Text Service

When heaven means endless texting for tweens, Filipino Moms would need a real budget saver back and Globe Telecom listens - the Globe Tattoo No Expiry ImmortalTxt will be back on the market.

Globe Telecoms, a mobile service provider in the Philippines, will bring back its highly successful Globe Tattoo My Immortal campaign that costs a savvy P10 pesos ($.20 cents). Woohoo!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Do you know any glass blowing company or anyone who offers glass blowing services here in the Philippines?

If you are looking for Glass in the Philippines:

Angeli Glass Products Specialties is Filipino Glass company specializing in blown and handcrafted glass. They have been in business since 1979 and they are into the export market.

Glass crafting skills include: Blowing molten glass by mouth, use of glass bubblet, use of borosilicate glass, glass fuming process.

Glass Services: Sandblasting, ceramics, resins, crystals. Pre-Cutting Glass, Precut Mirrors, Beveling, V-cut, Diamond Cut, smoke, SP polished.

Glass Products:
Mementos, Souvenirs, Give-aways, Glass Plaques, Trophies and Medals

Angeli Glass Products Specialties
CEO: Rodolfo C. Salcedo
Pine St., cor. Maywood Ave.,
Maywood Village 2,
ParaƱaque City, 1716
Phone: (632) 824-2391
Fax: (632) 823-3939

Glass Blowing Instructor in the Philippines:

Perfecto S. Braganza Jr.
MSD-ITDI Dost Compound, Gen. Santos Ave. Bicutan
Tagig, 1631 Metro Manila, Philippines
011-0632-837-31-67 (Fax)
Teaches Glass blowing from molten glass
Glass making especially colored glass, Glass Slumping, Glass polishing, Glass crystallization

Sunday, April 11, 2010

How to get to SKK Building at Senator Gil Puyat Avenue in Pasay City?

How to get to SKK Building 63-65 Senator Gil Puyat Avenue (Buendia) corner F.B. Harrison Street, Pasay City

Please note that this is not going to Gil Puyat Avenue in Makati, but the Gil Puyat Avenue in Pasay near Roxas Boulevard .

Click image of Senator Gil Puyat Avenue, Pasay City to enlarge

Take LRT
Alight Buendia LRT Station and from there walk to F. B. Harrison Street towards Roxas Blvd, the SKK bldg has a BPI bank branch at the ground floor. You will see a yellow NSO signage upfront.

SKK Building has the following office tenants:

The National Statistics Office (NSO)
Archway International & Mktg. Services, Inc
Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)
Athinai Ship Supply Inc.
Himlayang Pilipino

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Abortion in the Philippines: Issues on Population Control and the Ban on the Reproductive Health Bill

Abortion is legally not allowed in the Philippines. Women who induced abortion on their own for their unplanned or unwanted pregnancy faced up to 6 years in jail. There are no legal abortion clinics or any abortion or pro-choice centers in Manila. The Catholic Church has a great influence over the law here and any pro-choice movement would instantly be squashed.

The only abortion allowed in the Philippines is under the medical discretion of an OB-gynecologist. If the pregnancy will cause the death of the mother or if the fetus is already dead, just a sac, without a heartbeat or a blighted ovum. A medical miscarriage maybe induced through the use of Mifepristone, Misoprostol (cytotec) followed possibly by a D&E (dilation and evacuation) procedure commonly known by Filipinos as "Raspa" (which means to scrape off) to ensure no dead tissue is left inside the uterus.

Senator Juan Flavier used to have a population control program that offered free condoms and contraceptives at health centers. With a shift in power and President Arroyo courting the influence of the Catholic Church to be on her side has stopped the Population control program and the USAID donations of contraceptives to please the archbishops. Now the Filipino people are on their own. With the church promoting abstinence as a method to curve the population boom, women now have to suffer. Only the working class and the rich can afford medical contraception and family planning.

Photo by Cheryl Ravelo | Reuters News

Abortion maybe illegal in the Philippines, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. It is talked about, but never publicly. No woman would ever dare admit to an abortion due to the shame, gossip and moral outrage of the community.

Still, there are Filipino women often too poor, with no means to buy contraceptives and are raising an average of 7-10 children that are left to the mercy of hilots (healers or massagers) that is, if they choose to undergo a backstreet abortion rather than raising another child they are unable to care for.

For an investigative report on abortion, please refer to the Reuters news article - Abortion in the Philippines: a national secret

According to the International Family Planning Perspectives, Filipinas obtain abortions—often in unsafe conditions—to avoid unplanned births. In 1994, the estimated abortion rate was 25 per 1,000 women per year.

Where women go for abortions in the Philippines:

Hilots (healers or massagers) are sought out in communities. The deed is done in backalleys, shanties or privately rented rooms such as motels and apartelles.

Quiapo Church. Ironically, abortificients such as herbal cocktails and the ulcer drug Misoprostol (cytotec) are sold by peddlers around the Church area. There are what you call spotters who will ask women and passerbys if they are interested to avail of the drug. The police conducts annual raids with the media in tow. 

Self-induced or self-injury methods. This ranges from throwing yourself off a flight of stairs, asking to get punched in the belly, jumping around till you bleed, coathangers, catheters and everything gruesome. Any possible method to land in a hospital to get a D&E.

Sadly, most who self abort are teenagers and most end up dead due to complications and injury.

I guess what should be promoted by the government is not an abortion or an anti-abortion sentiment, but rather make safe-sex education and free contraception available to the public

Reproductive health bill: Facts, fallacies
NYTimes Philippines abortion crisis
The RH bill: Ending Manila City's war on women