War is the most unwanted and feared event that could happen in any place. Last May 23, 2017, the Philippines was reportedly fighting against local terrorist groups who later turned out to be related to ISIS. ISIS has already managed to spread terror attacks in different countries all over the world. And unfortunately, Philippines just became one of its targets. It has been 18 days since the war erupted in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. The Philippine soldiers are sacrificing their lives in order to save the future of their country and its people. 

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    It is a difficult battle for the soldiers because the rebel group or the terrorists are using high-powered guns and they appear to have a good number of ammunition supplies. As of the writing there are already more than 50 fallen soldiers who died defending the country. With the presence of RPG from terrorist fighters targeting military tanks, it was difficult for the soldiers to fight back. Most of the soldiers die while inside the tank due to the impact caused by the explosion. Tanks are easier target because of its size. With this in mind, the Filipino soldiers were able to come up with a great idea on how to counter this problem.

tank covered in woods in philippines


    In order to minimize the impact, the soldiers then put wood logs covering their tanks. The wood will help to lessen the impact of RPG explosion. Bullets will just stay on the thick wood without fully penetrating on the external surface of the vehicle. Truly Filipinos are very resourceful in any situation even during war. 

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    Some are even considering of taking into account the possible innovation of battle tanks to adopt the idea. Although it may appeared simple and old-school, it was effective and it did serve its purpose. It is also a proof that although the Philippines does not have enough and latest military artilleries, Filipinos are still blessed to have brave and resourceful soldiers that are ready to die for the country. 

 

    Since it has been launched and introduced by NOKIA, people were extremely excited for the most memorable cellular phone in history which is the NOKIA 3310. It became formally available in the Philippines just this May 2017. However even before its formal release several people were already selling it online. Aside from the unexpected date of release, they are even selling it more than half the price of the introductory price. Well, these sellers are actually selling the clone ones and not the original.


    In the online shopping world, when someone claims a product as clone it means that the product were assembled or created by a different company. It is not the official item being released and in the simplest form it can be fake. Although it is quite disappointing that the clone ones were first to become available compared to the original one, a number of people were actually interested to buy despite the fact that it can be fake.

fake nokia 3310


    The NOKIA 3310, is priced at P2490 in the Philippines. Meanwhile the clone ones can be bought at around P650 - P800 depending on the supplier. A huge difference of P1600 is absolutely big. No wonder a lot of people became interested to purchase one. However is it really worth your money? Because of social trend and social pressure people impulsively buy things because they wanted to be part of the trend and so they settle for the substandard ones. 

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    With the big price difference, you can expect for a huge difference also in terms of quality, battery life, software interphase and durability. Since Nokia has been much known for creating sturdy phones that are absolutely shockproof, you should not be surprised if your clone NOKIA 3310 won’t last as expected. Clones are copycats of the original. However the similarity of the products is limited to its appearance only. They might look the same from the outside, but never in the inside. Even the software would surely matter between the two. 

fake nokia 3310


    As of the moment there are already variations of NOKIA 3310 clones. Some were said to be made in Taiwan and US. If you really want to re-experience the thrill and the amazement of having a NOKIA phone, you better stay with the original because after all, it is for this reason that it became really popular and even become legendary. 
 

   It’s quite nostalgic looking back on how everything started particularly in terms of cellular phones. Who would ever forget about how Nokia made a huge impact on the lives of the people then. So let’s take a short tour and reminisce those memories with Nokia 3310


    Although it wasn’t the first cellular phone that was created during its time, it was definitely the people’s favorite. It was the best phone during that time. You can compose music and create your own picture message when mms wasn’t there yet. And that cute logo people were always proud showing off because it isn’t for free. You can even customize your own logo then. By the way, the Logo is actually the thing you see when you have cellular signal.

old nokia lcd display

 
    Signals and battery level were shown on the left and right side of the screen respectively. It was really a great phone because it was good enough to catch cellular signals, unlike other models. Also, it battery is a game changer during that period. You can go days without having that low battery problem. It was so efficient and it was everything that you would want to have.

old nokia housing casing


    Another thing that is totally unforgettable about Nokia 3310 is its “housing” or casing. It was a period of madness for cute and unique phone casings. Since it has a simple graphics, the outer or physical appearance of the phone became its subject of customization. Aside from the casings, backlights were also one of the things that you can actually add and enhance your Nokia 3310 with. The default backlight was yellow but then it came to the point where it can be customizable as well. Light blue, green, pink and even violet were available at that time as backlights.


    Now is 2017. The Philippines is quite happy because the rebirth of Nokia 3310 has been formally launched at last! You can now visit your preferred electronic providers. It is sold for P2,690.00. 
 

new and old nokia 3310

 

    Out of convenience and with the idea of recycling, people tend to make use of their used plastic bottles as water containers. It is a common practice done by most of the people. It is handy compared to pitchers because you can either place it horizontal or vertical. It saves much of the space inside the fridge and you don’t have to deal with broken pieces if you drop it accidentally. But are these things worth the potential harm of using such materials?

plastic bottles


    Have you ever noticed or checked on the expiry date printed on every plastic water bottle being sold? Most of the people would believe that those numbers or dates indicate the expiration date of the water. But how come water expires? Water can be contaminated but it never expires. The thing is those number or dates were actually intended for the plastic bottle itself. Plastic containers actually have expiration dates. If you keep on using those plastic bottles as water container then you are potentially risking your health.

plastic bottles


    Although plastic bottles were manufactured under strict supervision making sure that it is free from contaminants and safe for use, it still has its expiration date. It takes about 500 to 1000 years for plastics to decompose. Thinking that since plastics are non-biodegradable therefore it is safe for long term use is a complete mistake. Plastics don’t expire or degrade but the chemicals used to process the product actually do. It is where the potential risk of cancer comes in. Just imagine the chemicals contaminating in your daily drink every single day. 


    Instead of using plastic bottles, it is safer to use water containers that were made purposely for daily use. There are variety of tumblers and water containers where you can choose according to your needs. It is more ideal to use tumblers that are made from rubber inside of plastic. Rubber is more reliable compared to plastics and it does not cause contamination. Some water containers are also made from metals suited for hot drinks such as coffee. 

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    By using a proper and more suitable water container you are eliminating the risk of cancer and you can even help save the environment by using these containers rather than consuming water from plastic bottles every now and then. You can carry it with you and have it refilled instead of buying new bottled water, adding more trash to the environment. 

    With today’s technology people can no longer continue living normally without the presence of their gadgets such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops and so much more. Most of these items are powered by rechargeable batteries. It is absolutely one of the best features of such devices because you can walk around without worrying of being plugged in. With this, portable power banks were then created to serve as backup source of power so you could still continue using your devices without worrying of a battery low warning. But with the importance of rechargeable batteries, what are the things that you should keep in mind so you can preserve its battery life.

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    The battery life of any rechargeable battery will greatly depend on how it is being used. Li-Ion or Lithium Ion batteries are commonly used in mobile devices and the like. It is by far the most efficient type of battery among all others. It is also safe to use because it is not prone to overheat and can be recharged as many times as possible. But although this type of battery is by far the most efficient it still requires proper care to maximize its potential.
    The things that you need to remember are the following:

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1.    Never let your battery go down as low as 10% or worse let it drain. Although your device might be working perfectly well despite of a low battery warning, it is the batteries that will suffer. Letting your batteries deplete will reduce or decrease its life. If you keep on doing this you should not be surprised if one day your batteries will go down straight to 10% even if you have it fully charged. It is not only limited to mobile devices, if you have power banks or rechargeable fans, you should not let it drain or else you it will surely die earlier than expected.
2.    Use the appropriate type of charger for your device. Almost all brand new gadgets come with their own chargers and other peripherals. Make use of your original charger and stop using unrecognized power support items. In any case that you lost or your charger no longer works, try to find the charger that has the closest specs with your device.
3.    Refrain from using fake and substandard power banks because it can actually destroy your batteries. Make sure to use power banks that has passed the quality protocol and has a complete name or brand. Do not be fooled with cheap power banks being sold online. 

    It was a very devastating day for the internet community when suddenly the Extra torrent page posted updates regarding the end of its existence. They also posted that it will be the end and that they are retracting all. But users are still hoping that they could endure this ordeal.

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    This site became one of the primary sources of downloadable movies, music, albums, videos and anything that can be possibly shared over the internet. It became the people’s favorite because of its simple yet orderly features of movies. It shows the latest and most downloadable items every single hour of the day. Aside from being organized, they are also known to have legit sources of seeders which is the very reason why people swarm on their site and remained loyal to them. 

the piratebay


    It is not new that a sharing site have been banned or suspended. Before Extra Torrent, Pirate Bay gained a respectable amount of popularity and despite being flagged down for several times, they were still able to survive. They result in changing domain names from .com to .org, .net, and many more. You can even access them right now and you will be amazed how far they have reached in changing their domain names just to carry on. 
Sharing sites such as Extra Torrent and Pirate Bay are barred down because according to the law, sharing all copyright items such as movies is considered as piracy. However the internet community believes that it is not actually true. It is more like a give and take community sharing and sharing so that everybody will have the chance to look at it or be informed about it. 

extratorrent shut down
    Movie producers, song artists, are afraid they could no longer make money out of their composition because downloading it through these sites for free wouldn’t give them any share.  
 

    Having at least one social media account nowadays is already a necessity. People not just keep in touch through social media, it already became the basic and even primary means of communication. It is even used as a source of information if you want to something about a particular person. With this, it is very important to secure your identity and protect your account from possible threat of being hacked. Logging out your account from a certain device is not enough to make sure that no other person will have access to it. 

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    Although it is good to always keep in mind that whenever you use a public computer you really have to logout your account before leaving because someone might just gain access from it. However hacking your account isn’t by chance or luck it can be manipulated especially by those who have been really used to this kind of thing. You might be confident not to logout your account every time you use your own device. However if you are using a public Wi-Fi, all of the information inside your device is accessible to those who know how to perform the trick. 

facebook security


    You can actually double the security system of your account with the help of your mobile device. All you have to do is register your mobile number under your account. You will receive a sms from Facebook as part of the verification process. A tab will then appear where you need to type in the code. Allow the option where Facebook will notify you if an unusual activity was made to login your account or if a new device has tried to access your account without your permission. Once done, you will receive a notification every time you login from a new device, Facebook will then ask for your permission if it was you. Without your approval, facebook will not allow the request and will even notify you through email, providing the date, time and from what device the attempt came from.

facebook security


    It is basically a simple feature but it can add security to your account. Make use of their feature now and save yourself from the possible threat of being hacked
 

    The idea of using power banks has created a major excitement for all users of mobile devices. The release of power banks in the market was indeed a hit, no wonder several counterfeits or fake power banks were also released. Those who are making cheap and fake power banks saw the opportunity when people were truly satisfied and convinced with the use of power banks. But is it really safe to use such products?

fake power bank


    Fake and unbranded power banks are usually seen being sold in online shops through Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites. It is because most of the people nowadays spend much of their time browsing these sites and chances of getting their attention is really high. The fake power banks even come in very cute and unique designs. Some were even designed like famous characters such as Hello Kitty, Baymax, The Minions and so much more. With a low price and a very cute design, how can someone resist not to buy? However you should never get fooled with the cuteness of these items because it can potentially destroy your device rather than extend its battery life. 

fake power bank


    So how can it actually destroy your device when it is intended to recharge your batteries? These products were made from substandard materials. Thus, its quality and performance is questionable. Since these products did not undergo a quality control procedure, there is no assurance that it will perfectly work. It might work on the first few times you use it but it can potentially damage your batteries, worse it can even trigger your batteries to overheat and explode. The cheap ones also come with cheap printed circuit board (PCB) which does not give any guarantee that the device will work properly. 

fake power bank


    Regular and branded power banks are definitely costly and not everyone can afford it, but with a much lower price people often disregard the price and would still eventually go after the substandard ones without thinking that this can actually damage their devices and end up spending more money for repair. Some are attracted because of the cute design and packaging because the regular ones usually come in boring styles, its either square or rectangle only. However the reason why the branded ones appear to be boring in terms of design because the manufacturers are maximizing the most efficient design that can hold all the essential pieces altogether.  
 

    Nowadays people greatly depend on their devices such as smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices to deal with day to day activities. Almost all people are making use of its convenience and efficiency because these devices are all rechargeable in nature. However although you can make use of your mobile device anytime and anywhere you want, it still has its limits. Once your device’s battery is already low you really need to recharge it a while so you will be able to use it once again. Charging your device using a wall charger is actually a bit hassle primarily because you cannot carry your device with you not unless it has been fully charged. 

power bank capacity


    However with the birth of power banks this is no longer a problem because you can charge your device using power banks anywhere and anytime you want. People are now using power banks to finally put an end to battery-low problems. However with a lot of brands and styles to choose from, how will you know if you are buying the right power bank for your mobile device?
The following are the basic things that you need to consider before buying your new power bank.


1.    The capacity of your power bank must meet the need of your mobile device. If you own more than devices and you carry them with you, then you should go for a higher specs to fully serve the purpose. Usually it is always better to go for higher specs however the only issue here is that it will also take a longer time to recharge once it is already drained. 

power bank capacity


2.    Although there are no compatibility issues for power banks and mobile devices because charging cords are readily available to suit every type of mobile device that you have, it is important to consider and check on the product if it is safe for your device. You should not rely only on the ports of your cords to know if it is compatible or not.

power bank compatible


3.    Be very cautious in choosing the brand. If you are not in a rush, try to do research first before deciding on a particular model and brand. Reading reviews and recommendations for every product is highly beneficial if it is your first purchase and you still don’t have any idea on what to buy.


4.    Never ever buy substandard and fake power banks. Although you might be attracted with its cheap price you should never consider buying one because it can actually destroy your device. Even though some of these products are irresistibly cute never fall for it because it’s a trap. If it is about 50% cheaper and has no definite brand name then it is fake and you should not think about it anymore. 

fake power bank

 

    According to statistics, one out of ten couples in the Philippines has problems conceiving. When everything has been set having a child is the important thing that any couple would want to fulfill. Infertility issues have taken place since time immemorial even in the time of Abraham. In line with this several methods have been introduced to perhaps carry out the desires of those who wanted to have a complete family. In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is already available in the Philippines but people are not sure how much will it cost. 

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    Couples who have problems in conceiving result to IVF when they have tried almost all other methods to get pregnant. It is considered as the most expensive way to conceive and its success rate still depends on the health, age, and the genes of the couple. In the Philippines, this procedure costs around P500,000 or more. It is quite a big amount but several couples even those who are not well-off managed to undergo this procedure because of their aspiration to have their own child. 

in vitro fertilization


    The method mainly involves the egg cell and the sperm cell just like the normal way reproduction. However in IVF, egg cells and sperm cells are collected and are fused together in a controlled environment or in a laboratory. When the sperm cell has fully fertilized the egg cell, it will then be transferred back to the woman’s uterus. In IVF, the process of fertilization only happens outside, but the development of the embryo until it becomes a fetus will still happen inside the womb. 

in vitro fertilization


    This scientific method of reproduction can only be announced to be successful if the mother will be able to deliver the baby alive. There are some instances that although the fertilized egg was already transplanted back to the uterus it did not grow to become an embryo, this could be due to the current condition of the mother or due to stress and other factors that could have affected the process of developing an embryo. Although the whole process did not gave the couple a child, they still need to pay for it. 


    This is the mean reason why young couples are encouraged to conceive and should not wait for them to reach 40 because it will be very difficult to have a child by that time. Also the risk of complications and other forms of genetic abnormalities for the offspring could already be high. 

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        Do you consider yourself a makeup enthusiast? Do feel giggly and extremely excited when you see makeup items on sale? What if I tell you that you can actually buy a Kylie Jenner lipstick for P150 only? Would you go for it? Believe it or not there are actually lots of makeups all over the country where you could buy it way less than mall prices. But before you feel giddily with that idea try to comprehend first why on earth it is so cheap? Could it be fake? Answer? A big fat YES!            Sellers of fake makeup particularly those online, have different strategies to sway their prospect customers such as like this on this picture.               Just to educate the general public, there is no such thing as secondhand makeup or makeup overruns. It is only in between a real or a fake one. Counterfeit makeups became really popular these days because makers of these products have observed that a lot of people particularly women showed great interest in buying such kinds of items. Who wouldn’t want to earn easy money right?            There are indeed some people who would neglect or disregard the fact that makeups sold in a very cheap price are actually fake. They are more concern of their curiosity to try it on and see how it can make them more beautiful. However it is often not the case because it has been found out that counterfeit makeups actually contain harmful ingredients that can cause serious injuries to the skin, eyes and even nose. Would you still want to trade your health in exchange of a cheap makeup? You should think about it. It is better to remain healthy rather than sorry. Here is a sample of a real and a counterfeit makeup.                 It is not actually difficult to spot a fake makeup if you can check it personally, however if you only saw it on Facebook or Instagram then it is really a tough one since you can get fooled with the pictures that they are using; nonetheless, the things that you need to watch out for are the following: Label or packaging – counterfeits would surely try to deceive you with its packaging but you can easily identify a fake from a real one. Real ones have clearer prints and clean packaging. Legit makeup companies see to it that their products are tightly sealed and marked correctly which is actually the opposite of mass production of counterfeit makeups. Color and texture – this can be often identified in pressed powders, blushers, eye shadows and the likes, you will notice that the materials comes in granules and not in a powder finish. Also, if you try to research for a specific shade, counterfeits are way dull and has a different shade from the real ones. Smell - for items that comes in powder or liquid, if you have doubts about the authenticity, try to smell the item, fake ones have similar scents and usually have stronger scent compared to the real ones. Price – this would be the most obvious indicator if a makeup is real or fake. If it is like 70% - 80% much cheaper from the regular price then you should absolutely forget about it. Having it on huge sale can be possible, but if it seems like all of their products have almost similar prices, then you probably encountered the fake ones       With a very cheap price you will surely get swayed with these offers but just remember that these things can actually put your life in danger such as this.   She had swollen eyes after using fake eyeliner, and mascara. 
    Dogs and humans are not just best of friends, both also share the same qualities and even unique traits and one of these is the eye color. There are just unique things that could happen and sometimes it can be treated as unusual ones. Having different eye color is just one of the unusual cases for dogs and humans. In dogs this phenomena is called Heterochromia.     Although it may appear as an abnormality, there are few cases of Heterochromia that indicates illnesses. Dogs’ eye color depends on the level of melanin present in the iris, which is actually the same with humans. A high level of melanin could give a brown eye color or the usual color of dogs’ eyes.     Meanwhile dogs with light blue or green indicates low level of melanin. The levels of melanin on each eye can be different with one another thus there are some dogs who don’t have the same eye color. One eye can be brown and the other one can be blue or green.      Dogs that were born to have different eye colors fall in the congenital case. Heterochromia can actually be passed through generations. If you got a dog having such condition since it was a pup, the most probable reason is that its parents either have the condition or even both of them. However there are also cases when Heterochromia can be acquired. It can happen in an occurrence of a disease such as glaucoma, cataract, or even the failure of the optic nerve to develop.      Heterochromia is much more common on dogs with lighter coat. It can again be explained due to the levels of melanin. The color of the dogs coat is still part of the melanin’s coverage. One of the most common dog breed to have a different eye color is Siberian husky. However it can still occur even to those who don’t have light coat.   
       If you have been surfing the net for a quick and effective way to lose weight then this article is for you. Cutting off those excess fats is necessary not just because it is pleasing to the eyes but because having a normal weight or normal body index is the key to remain healthy and free from illnesses and other health complications.                 Almost all types of diet plans are being introduced to the market. There are some in form of drink, coffee, candy, and many more. However none of these have truly proven to work in general. It is because each individual has his or her own mechanism in digesting food and metabolism which is responsible in regulating body weight. Aside from the uncertainty of patronizing dietary supplements such as pills, it is best to go organic and change your eating habits particularly your food plan. The best thing about choosing the natural way of losing weight is that it saves you from harmful chemicals and possible exposure to side effects.                 The most common and most abundant resources to actually lose weight is none other than water. Yes, water is actually capable of making you lose weight. All you have to do is follow a certain daily schedule. But before that, what’s with water and that it can actually help in weight loss?                 The most common reason why people result to obesity or consuming too much amount of food is due to a very active appetite. Well, water in connection is actually good in suppressing your appetite. The more you crave for food the more you should drink water. By this, water can immediately fill in your stomach preventing you from having craving episodes. Although this may sound painful, sometimes your cravings are all in your head, the more you think about it the more you become hungry. Learn to control your thoughts if you really want to lose weight.                 As much as possible forget about your usual drink such as sodas, beer, and other carbonated drinks. Replace them with water in the morning, lunch, afternoon, and lastly even during dinner. Remember that water can only do its purpose if you allow it to happen.                As much as possible choose to drink cold water instead of hot. Cold water can actually trigger your metabolism to work well because it will require your body to heat up or warm up, thus it promoted in burning more calories.                 Water is also known to rehydrate your body. But how do you rehydrate if you are properly hydrated? This means that you must undergo physical activities and burn those calories and rehydrate using water. By doing so, you are flushing those toxic materials inside your body in the form of sweat.
    In order to stay healthy and fully functional it is important for everybody to achieve a healthy lifestyle by having a proper diet and daily exercise. Moreover to promote wellness, proper hygiene must be practiced as well. Aside from taking baths regularly it is good to pay attention on specific areas of the body that require due attention and a special kind of care such as the underarms.     There have been debates whether to remove or shave the hair under the arms or to just let it propagate. Body odor is often recognized and being blamed to the underarms. There is a special thing about the armpit that it produces a distinct kind of smell. The smell can be considered as pheromones or the natural odor produced by the body to attract potential partners. However, unlike animals, humans no longer need to rely on pheromones to get a prospective partner. Humans do communicate but body odor can prevent it from happening because nobody likes to stay with someone with a stinky smell from their underarms.      Commonly, women ought to shave their underarms because it doesn’t really look great to have an armpit full of bushes. It appears less feminine and a bit messy for women. For women, the more smooth and silky your skin is the better. Meanwhile men are not being pressured to remove or shave their underarm hair at all. For them it adds up to being masculine which could fall on the same category with having mustaches or beards.      However if you are concern in maintaining a healthy and proper hygiene, it is best to remove those unnecessary hair regardless of your gender. Two of the primary function of the underarm hair includes: (1) to lessen the friction of the skin in between your underarms. (2) To serve as reagent in producing pheromones. As mentioned earlier you don’t need to produce pheromones at all and there is no evidence that would support the claim that shaved underarms can cause injury to the skin due to friction.      It is important to get rid of those hairs because if you keep them, it becomes a perfect place for bacteria and other body odor causing germs to multiply. Just imagine how gross it is to have a breeding area for bacteria and other germs in your body. A well shaved underarm is much easier to clean and maintain. If you are using deodorant, it can penetrate well to your skin even by using small amounts only. The substance can be absorbed by the skin immediately. An unshaved underarm would usually become sweatier and wet compared to the shaved ones, because it takes time before the hair dries up from your sweat. If you don’t have hair in your armpit then your sweat will just evaporate in no time.      There are several ways to get rid of those unwanted underarm hairs such as waxing, plucking and the less painful yet most effective, the use of laser. 
    The City of Cagayan de Oro is also the capital of Misamis Oriental. It is also the regional center of Northern Mindanao. Tourists and travelers from time to time flock the city. Because of this, it is titled as the city of golden friendship. Ironically, before the peace, it went through a tiresome war that made its mark in the history of the Philippines.     For 276 years the Spanish Colonizers dominated the Philippines. But on the 10th of December 1898 the Treaty of Paris was signed by the United States and Spain in Paris. In the treaty it was agreed that the country would handed over to the Americans in return for a payment. The amount paid to Spain by the Americans was 120,000,0000 dollars. In other words, Philippines was bought by the United States from Spain.     In Cagayan de Oro, the Americans’ arrival was much received with restiveness and hostility by the Kagay-anons. They did not agree to the occupation of the US. And so a revolutionary group called “ Tercios Revolucionarios” was created and organized by the people of Cagayan. Its main leaders were people who are prominent even in today’s times. These people included known names in Cagayan de Oro such as Apolinar Velez, Nicanor Capistrano, Roa Y. Racines, Tirso Neri, and Cayetano Pacana.     The prominent leaders of this organization purposefully trained and prepared the Kagay-anons mentally and physically. Their main goal was to resist and push back the Americans from entering their town. But there was a setback to their plans as they have realized. Their men had only bolos and some rifles as weapons to fight the Americans. But nevertheless, these were the men who fought in the famous April 7, 1900 battle and that of Macahambus.     The invasion of Cagayan de Oro by the Americans came on 31 March 1900. They first bombarded the town and burned the flag of Macabalan. The fighters of the Tercios Revolucionarios were already prepared and trained even before the invasion came. But they waited until April 7 to attack the Americans. Their army was headed by General Nicolas Capistrano. Originally, they were camped at Gagno plateau at Bukidnon which is located 9km from Cagayan.      The ringing of San Agustin Church’s bell was the go signal for them to attack the Americans when they arrived. The Revolucionarios attacked in a systematized wave. The first wave were men with bolos only as weapons. Then next to them were the riflemen. They were then followed by cavalrymen. Their main plan was to make a sneak attack on the American soldiers. But because some of the macheteros(men with bolos) shouted battle cries, their plan was foiled.     The Americans were quick to react to the battle cries of the natives carrying bolos and so there raged a battle between the well-armed Americans and the Revolucionarios. When Gen. Capistrano realized impending defeat, he ordered for a retreat. The most intense fighting happened in the town’s plaza, which is now called the Gaston Park. But the Kagay-anons stood no chance against the Americans. After an hour they were defeated and the remnants of the Revolucionarios were chased away from the city.     Even with so little hope of winning, the Revolucionarios fought with much valiance. But still they were defeated. When peace returned to Cagayan de Oro, Tirso Neri became its first Mayor. There he ordered the opening of Divisoria.

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    When you don’t have sweet tooth it is hard to find snacks that can match your low tolerance for sugar. Almost all snacks were made out of sugar, chocolates and other forms of sweeteners. It is the main reason why Skittles stands out from the rest of the group. It is a sweet yet sour candy that comes in a bright rainbow colors. But all of a sudden Skittles became really dull and lost all that rainbow colors.     In an official stamen made by Skittles, they decided to have a different packaging for intended for the entire month of June. As practiced June is the month dedicated for the LGBT community. The LGBT community has the rainbow to represent them because they acknowledged that they are composed of different genders thus constitutes not just a single color but of different colors.      Since the Skittles and the LGBT community share the same kind of color representation, Skittles gladly gave way to the LGBT community. According to them, although the share the same symbol, one has to stand out and celebrate their existence and they give it whole heartedly to the LGBT group.      This is such a remarkable and thoughtful move for Skittles. Although they were branded and known because of their color, they were not afraid to give way to celebrate a significant event for some people. Consumers in return have shown appreciation to what the company did. Their customers admired their sensitive and immediate decision to honor the LGBT community.     Changing brand packaging is a bit risky when it comes to sales and market. Well known and established companies see to it that when they have to change or modify their packaging it needs to be somehow close to the previous design. It is because people shop out of familiarity. When you change your packaging into a totally different concept, chances are your consumers will not be able to recognize your products anymore.      However it is different with the case of Skittles. They dared to risk their sales and their brand in order to commemorate an event. With this making rounds in the internet, Skittles is rest assured that their customers would still remain loyal to them.   
    Birth order has been known to have a significant influence on a person’s personality. In fact a prominent and well known psychologist coined the theory about birth order. It was Alfred Adler’s work that lead other psychologists to consider how such event can partly affect and help in predicting a person’s overall personality.     In his theory of birth order however, a specific position have shown great crisis in terms of dealing with the demands of that particular order. The middle child is considered to be someone who is in between the eldest and the youngest child being born. The middle child has an elder sibling to compete with in terms of achievement and trust from parents, as well as control over the other siblings. At the same time the middle child needs to face the unfortunate reality that although he or she had enjoyed a moment of being the youngest it did not last long prior to the birth of a sibling. Now the youngest child enjoys all the attention and care that was supposedly given to the middle child.     It is quite a difficult task to stay on the middle. The eldest becomes busy with responsibilities entrusted by the parents, thus the eldest won’t mind not being their parents’ favorite because he or she was given a task or responsibility that needs to be fulfilled. In a way, the eldest child feels empowerment and develops control over his or her younger siblings. As a result, a middle child develop unique character traits in order to cope with the crisis of being caught in the middle. Commonly, they become secretive in nature. They naturally have high trust issues. The always strive to please everybody so that they can be noticed by their parents.      By staying in the middle, the child becomes a good mediator. After all it is an advantage to be on the both sides. It is like being the best of both worlds. The term middle child syndrome was a sort of adaptation to the crisis that child who falls under that particular order has to face. It’s considered a syndrome for some because most of the time middle kids have the same sentiments with one another.      Although Alfred Adler’s theory were postulated years ago it is still present up to this point. Certain modern psychologists have adopted his concept of birth order and how it pays a crucial role in the development of one’s personality.  
    If you are reading this then you are most likely a middle child who is looking for confirmation that you really feel special because of your controversial birth order. Although less attention is given to middle children during child rearing, middle children became an interesting target for research because of their complicated situation. Children who were born on such order have great qualities especially when it comes to coping and socialization. But what are the most common traits that makes up a middle child? Here is the list: 1.    A part of you will always feel that nobody cares about you – it is the most fundamental feeling that the middle children share. It starts when you just don’t know who or what you should be. The parents are busy making your older sibling responsible and at the same time they are busy looking after and enjoying your younger sibling.  2.    You were used to being alone but you are not even sad about it – although not all middle children are introverts, there is a strong force that pushes a middle child to enjoy a moment of himself or herself to meditate or to think of plans especially when a decision has to be made.  3.     You talk to yourself vocally – although it wasn’t intentional, most middle kids were not given the chance to voice out their opinion because it is the job of the older sibling and such decisions are actually made for the benefit of the youngest child. In a way, middle children have been used to voice out their thoughts to their selves alone. They do it because they actually value listening to opinion since they weren’t given that chance when they were young. 4.     You always think that you are not your parents’ favorite – parental biases will always take place no matter how many times parents say that they don’t have favoritism among their children. Meanwhile, the middles would voluntarily take the place of not being the favorite child or the less appreciated one because they have been used to sacrifice  ever since they became a middle child. 5.    It always comes to you to consider other people’s feelings before you make any decision – although this may sound too kind this is actually true for almost all middle kids. Since they were used to get caught in the middle they learned how it feels to be on top of someone and at the same time find themselves in the bottom.  6.     You feel a bit distant and secretive to your own family – this is a thing that only middle children could understand. It may sound rebellious but it is not. Since they were used being left behind or that their opinions don’t really matter at all, they become cautious in opening up or trusting a family member.     
    The primary instincts of humans is to survive. However aside from the goal of surviving humans are also born to appreciate art. Although art may seem not a necessity because a human being can survive without it, art is something that makes a person able to survive while staying sane. Art is not limited to paintings or drawings, music is considered as an art and even language. Humans are born to be artistic creatures and it is exciting to know that art is limitless and it can never be stopped. It is immortal and it will always be. One of the ultimate representation of art is having a tattoo. But is tattoo a form or art and expression or it is just a form of style?     Getting inked isn’t simple as it seems. Your body will become the perfect canvas for this art, thus it is important to carefully think about your purpose and the design that you wished to have. Also the pain while getting inked is not a joke. And, tattoo artists need to be very precise when they are doing their job. It is why tattoo artists deserve such high respect among other artists.      While many people could not understand why some would want to “stain” their bodies like they always think of, having a tattoo constitute to something deeper than just a fashion statement. It is quite hard to be judged once you have tattoos in your body. The society has this idea that once you have one in your body you are either an ex-convict, drug addict, a member of a gang, a prostitute and so much more. People with tattoos were even branded not to have good jobs. Tattoos are often objectified as a good for nothing art.      Having a tattoo is not equivalent to committing a crime but some people don’t make any distinction to it. People should then realize that art can take different forms, if they learned to appreciate music then tattoos deserve that chance too.      People who would want to get inked are ordinary people with bigger appreciation for art. They are the ones who are not afraid to be judged by other people. They are not ashamed of expressing who they are and they are proud of having it inked on their bodies. Having a tattoo does not mean you are destroying your body. How come it become destructive when it is in fact what your heart desires?   
    There are several ways to determine a person’s capability. A person can be judged through educational attainment, amount of salary or savings that that person has and many more. But a person’s personality is something which makes that particular person different from any other. In general personality is the overall qualities of a person. It includes his or her coping mechanisms, attitude to a particular situation, beliefs, aspiration, his or her character and even temperament. But how does a person’s personality develop? Is it something inborn, or is personality made? According to Psychology there are several things that can affect and are responsible in shaping a person’s personality such as birth order.      The relevance of birth order to personality was first proposed by Alfred Adler. According to him, birth order determines or guides a person’s personality because of a made up expectation to a child even before he or she learns to behave on things. Children are already expected to behave into a particular list things because it has been the norm of the society.     The birth order theory includes the first born, second born, middle, and the last born or as the only child. According to Adler the following are the shaped personalities according to birth order:     First Born – Tends to become achievers, controlling, and reliable, independent, perfectionist, structured and cautious. These traits are often associated with child rearing, since the first born are always entrusted or tasked to look after their younger siblings. And as the first born grows older, it will play a huge part in the development of personality.     Middle Child – We often hear about middle child syndrome which describes the crisis of being in between an older and a younger sibling. The birth order triggers the middle child to feel less wanted because the first born is entrusted with the responsibility and then the youngest becomes the favorite. Middle children tend to become secretive, short tempered, and prone to become rebellious but are good when it comes to socializing with other people.      Youngest – The youngest child in the family is considered to be the favorite of all. Although parents would try to give equal treatment to their children, it is the youngest child who will get all the attention and care. With the abundance of love and attention the youngest kids can become manipulative, self-centered, dependent, attention seeker but at the same time they are outgoing, they are good in dealing emotions and are often relaxed.