Cav Banana, et al

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Size does matter in Cavendish Bananas

 

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Davao Philippines’Cavendish Bananas is known deliciously sweet.

  • Philippine is now the 2nd Largest Exporter of Bananas in the world.
  • The majority of these shipments are destined for the growing regional markets of China, the Middle East and, to a lesser extent, Russia to satisfy their demand for fresh produce
  • Exports of Philippine bananas for the last quarter of this year are expected to rise following China’s lifting of restrictions on Philippine exports early this month.
  • Below are the 15 countries that accounted for the highest dollar value worth of bananas exported from the Philippines during 2015:
  1. Japan: US$176.9 million (40.2% of total bananas imports)
  2. China: $109.2 million (24.8%)
  3. South Korea: $51.6 million (11.7%)
  4. Iran: $33.8 million (7.7%)
  5. United Arab Emirates: $19.2 million (4.4%)
  6. Saudi Arabia: $12.9 million (2.9%)
  7. Kuwait: $8.7 million (2%)
  8. New Zealand: $6.5 million (1.5%)
  9. Hong Kong: $5.2 million (1.2%)
  10. Singapore: $5.1 million (1.2%)
  11. Malaysia: $2.3 million (0.5%)
  12. Taiwan: $2.1 million (0.5%)
  13. North Korea: $1.7 million (0.4%)
  14. Bahrain: $1.1 million (0.2%)
  15. Qatar: $912,000 (0.2%)
  • Among the above countries, the fastest-growing consumers of Philippine bananas exports since 2011 were: Bahrain (up 822.2% in value), Saudi Arabia (up 638.1%), Malaysia (up 312.3%) and Kuwait (up 195.4%).Production system ranges from backyard to highly integrated operation with the latter catering to the export market.
  • Weak demand in the EU.
  • Total import of fruit by the Philippines from 2008 till 2013. The highest volume of imports occurred in 2012 reaching 240,477MT while the lowest was in 2008 to 187,265MT. The average annual growth rate was 3.68% during this time period.
  • Philippine farms produced a total of 8.65m tonnes of bananas valued at P117.15bn ($2.6bn) in 2013, down from a peak of 9.23m tonnes worth P108.13bn ($2.4bn) the previous year, according to PSA data. Concerted efforts over the past two decades to expand banana production have led to the commodity becoming the country’s most valuable crop as well as its most profitable agricultural export.
  • The past years, the yield dramatically been reduced due to destruction brought about by the strong typhoons that hit the country particularly the major producing areas in Mindanao. Another calamity was the most recent “El Nino.”  Nevertheless, these are not typical and Mindanao is not a typhoon belt.
  • Overall, the average annual growth rate was 0.26% and 16%, respectively for production and area for the six-year time period.
  • The farms are generally small in size (1-5 ha) with minimal care resulting to low yield.
  • Big farms are typically managed by Cooperatives, Organizations and Investment Companies

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Moringa Juice is a Natural Antibiotic

Malunggay (Moringa) Juice… the best natural antibiotic and we experience it first hand.  It don’t taste good but it really cures ailment and viruses.   To improve its bitter taste, one author suggest to add honey.

Aside from the benefits of purification, detoxification, and anti-infection, moringa provides many other health benefits

as the leaves contain generous amounts of various essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that boost an individual’s immune system.

They are rich in Vitamins A and C, potassium, calcium, protein, iron, and folic acid. That is why daily consumption of this wonder plant can really do wonders to our health in general. It’s the best alternative medicine you can find. Better if you mix it with other vegetables through a juicer. It cures cancer, ulcer, diabetes, flu, etc.

There are various benefits and you can either eat or earn from it:

Oil from Moringa Seeds (better source of alternative fuel than Jatropha)

Moringa Capsules as supplement

Moringa Powder for Human and Animal consumption

Moringa can purify drinking water

Coffee blended with moringa

Moringa as high end cosmetics and body creams/oil

Moringa as nutritious viand and food igredients

Proven good source of mother’s milk

For malnutrition control

Moringa Ice Cream

Moringa Bread

Massage Oil

Moringa Cup Cake / Rice Cake

Moringa Cookies

Moringa Candy Flavor

Moringa Health Soft Drinks

For body rejuvination

For Fertility Enhancer

Moringa Pizza

Moringa Tea

There’s more!

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An Apple A Day

An Apple a day did not keep Steve Jobs’s doctors away. Nevertheless his ailment did not stop his creativity and passion from fulfilling his destiny till to his death bed.

“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life.”  –Steve Jobs

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Hardware-Software Development Business Plan

A very Competitive and Sustainable Business involving

JAPAN TECHNOLOGY

Such is the latest Business Plan I formulated for an Entrepreneur in the Philippines.  Quite different and very challenging as my previous works were mostly agriculture in nature.

This business need not long introduction.  Bank and Investors knew that technological innovative business is a potential global money making machine and are both viable and sustainable.  Unlike other business plan, this manuscript is graphically presented for banks’ and investor’s easy reading and analysis of its details pertaining to viability, income potentials and return on investment.

The proponent’s company is  a sole proprietor  since 2005 by a former OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker) sub-contracting for a company in Japan with focus on Central Research and Development.

The business mentioned in this business plan is a highly innovative Philippine-based company engaged in the development and assembly of I.C.-based components for a wide range of applications. With an array of highly-competent Japanese and Filipino consultants, it offers product development services and prototyping.

The Entrepreneur is actually my cousin.  He previously worked in a high tech company in Japan and he is into embedded systems programming since 1991 and has brought with him Japan technology in the Philippines.  With this, his company now sub contracts to the company he came from.

The main or core technology of this business is hardware and software development for embedded systems.  All of which involved very high technologies that the owner and his workers possess.  Such is their unique selling proposition and edge for being very competitive and sustainable.  Thus,   very   few   companies can offer what the proponent is offering in Philippines.

The     Entrepreneur is   responsible  for product design, development, integration, and company management of the daily operations. In addition, a team-oriented and customer-focused staff will support the management team, and in-house developers will create and maintain the hardware/software applications and websites requirement.

Products and Services:

This company offer below type of products and services:

1. Programming work

2. Website Building

3. Embedded Systems Programming

4. Window Programming for iPhone/iPad Applications

5. Hardware and Software Development

6. Audio/Video Capture Technology

– Digital Cameras

– Security Cameras

– Satellite Imaging

– Military projects (e.g. missile targeting system)

7. Network Analyzers

8. Digital Oscilloscope

9. Others

This company offers custom-developed P.C. products and network-based applications with room for the following:

Pre-sales product request fulfillment

After-sales product support

Custom network business solution products

Assembly of I.C.-based components for a wide range of applications.

Other related requirement

If any investor is interested, I will gladly introduce him/her to the entrepreneur or I can make the same feasibility study or business plan whatever purposes the investor intends it for.

If given the chance, I desire such kind of business be establish in Singapore but only as proxy office wherein the manufacturing office will be in the Philippines.  Office in Singapore will serve only as trading or sales office.

Case Unclosed: Philadelphia Experiment Report

The Philadelphia Experiment, otherwise known as Project Rainbow, has been a subject of long controversy and debate. It was an attempt by the Navy to create a ship that could not be detected by magnetic mines and or radar. However, its results were far different and much more dangerous than the Navy ever expected. Although the story itself seems too bizarre to be true, far too many coincidences have occurred for it to not be based upon some small iota of truth. The technical data that has also been presented upon the subject hold far too much credence to be ignored. Many of the stories associated with this infamous experiment are wild: whispers of men ‘freezing’ in time for months, rumors of men traveling through time, and horror stories of men becoming stuck in bulkheads or even the floor of the ship itself.  Naturally, the first questions one would want to ask would deal with the specifics of the experiment: who, what, when, where, and how.

History

In the early 1930’s, the University of Chicago investigated the possibility of invisibility through the use of electricity. This project was later moved to Princeton’s Institute of Advanced Studies. The research went unnoticed and continued on until the 1940’s. The ship that was eventually used for the experiment, the USS Eldridge, was commissioned at the New York Navy Yard on August 27, 1943 (Department of the Navy). According to Al Bielek, a man who claims to have been a crew member, the first tests done were in July of 1943 and the final test was on August 12, 1943. However, others claim that the experiment took place on October 28, 1943.

Substantial evidence points to the October date as being more accurate. The Navy has released the Eldridge’s deck log and war diary and at no time was the Eldridge in Philadelphia. However, the records could have easily been changed. The Eldridge’s war diary reads as such: The Eldridge remained in New York and the Long Island Sound until September 16, when it left for Bermuda. From September 18 to October 15, it underwent training and sea trials. On October 18, it left in a convoy for New York and remained there until November 1. From November 1 to the 2, it went on a convoy to Norfolk and on November 3 left in a convoy for Casablanca. The Eldridge arrived in Casablanca on November 22 and stayed there until November 29, when it left for New York again in another convoy. The Eldridge arrived in New York on December 17. From December 17 to December 31, it traveled to Norfolk with four other ships (Department of the Navy). Although this is not the entire war log, it is the log of the ship during the suspected time the experiment took place (October 28, as mentioned above). It would seem that the Navy never did experiments on the Eldridge at any time, but the government has been known to cover up because of national security before. An example of such a situation would be the Manhattan project. This secret project was the building of the atomic bomb and no word was ever said about it until it was obvious that we had an atomic bomb.

The Navy, in a search for a plausible answer, has suggested that perhaps the Philadelphia Experiment was confused with experiments done attempting invisibility to magnetic mines. This was a process known as degaussing. The Navy defines degaussing as:

“…a process in which a system of electrical cables are installed around the circumference of the ship’s hull, running from bow to stern on both sides. A measured electrical current is passed through these cables to cancel out the ship’s magnetic field. Degaussing equipment was installed in the hull of Navy ships and could be turned on whenever the ship was in waters that might contain magnetic mines…”

(-Department of the Navy)

The Navy performed another experiment on the USS Timmerman’s generating plant in the 1950’s. The experiment tried to obtain 1,000 Hz instead of the standard 400 Hz from the generator (Department of the Navy). It resulted in light discharges. These light discharges may have been witnessed by Carlos Miguele Allende and caused him to start writing letters to prominent men in the scientific community. The Navy believes that Allende mistook the experiment on the Timmerman for the Philadelphia Experiment.

Witnesses

Carlos Miguele Allende, also known as Carl Allen, was an odd man. He was born on May 31, 1925 in a small town outside of Pennsylvania. On July 14, 1942, Allende joined the Marine Corps and was discharged on May 21, 1943 (Taken from the book titled The Philadelphia Experiment, pg 99). He then joined the Merchant Marine and was assigned to the SS Andrew Furuseth. It was upon this ship that he claimed to see the Eldridge in action.

Allende’s story was bizarre; he stated that he had witnessed the Eldridge being transported instantaneously to Norfolk from Philadelphia and back again in a matter of minutes. Upon researching the matter further, he learned of extremely odd occurrences associated with the project and wrote a basic summation of his newly learned knowledge in a letter to Dr. Morris K. Jessup. Dr. Jessup was an astronomer and Allende had been in the audience of one of Dr. Jessup’s lectures. Apparently having some respect for the man, he decided to entrust Dr. Jessup with his knowledge. The letters were written oddly: with capitalization, punctuation, and underlines located in various places. The letters were also written in several colors. In his letters, Allende revealed horrifying details of the Philadelphia Experiment to Dr. Jessup. Because Dr. Jessup was something of a believer in odd phenomenon he did not entirely dismiss the ideas presented to him. He wrote back to Allende and requested new information. The return address upon the letter never existed according to the mail service, yet Allende still received Dr. Jessup’s reply. Allende responded with more detailed letters but the correspondence eventually discontinued because Dr. Jessup dismissed it as a hoax. During the time of Dr. Jessup’s and Allende’s correspondence, Dr. Jessup had just recently published his book titled The Case for UFO’s. After Allende had written to Dr. Jessup, this book was sent to the Navy and had hand-written notes inside the book. The notes were in the same writing as in the letters sent to Dr. Jessup and eventually Dr. Jessup was asked by the Navy to view the notes.

Dr. Jessup recognized the writing immediately, but he was somewhat astonished, as he had concluded earlier that it was merely a hoax to trick him. The notes in the book were more detailed than in the letters and were highly insightful, so Dr. Jessup eventually believed them and researched the matter.  Unfortunately, Dr. Jessup could not find any new leads. Only one tantalizing clue had shown up. Two crewmen had been walking in a park when a haggard looking man approached them. The man told them a fantastic story about an experiment done in which most of the crew died or suffered terrible side effects. He said that the government then claimed the entire crew was insane so that when they came forward, they would merely be dismissed as a group of crazy people who had merely concocted some fantastic story. After the conversation, one crew member was convinced while the other was not.  Eventually, the member that had been convinced contacted Dr. Jessup and told him the story. Although this was a substantial lead, Dr. Jessup was not getting very far and he found that his reputation in the scientific community was worsening. Faced with overwhelming odds, Dr. Jessup eventually committed suicide on April 20, 1959, believing “another existence of universe being better than this miserable world.” (The Philadelphia Experiment, 79). Some believe that his suicide was actually an assassination by government agencies to keep the experiment quiet.

Unfortunately for Dr. Jessup, a major clue in the puzzle turned up shortly after his death. This clue was a man by the name of Alfred D. Bielek.

Bielek’s story is even more bizarre than Allende’s. He claims that he was transported in time to the future and that here in the future he was brainwashed by the Navy. This brainwashing led him to believe that his name was Alfred Bielek, rather than his true name, Edward Cameron. Upon discovering his true identity, he tracked down his brother who had also participated in the experiment. Bielek claims that his brother time traveled to 1983 and lost his ‘time-lock’. As a result, his brother aged one year every hour and eventually died. Bielek then claims that his brother was reborn. Needless to say, only a small group of people believe Bielek and nearly everyone thinks that his stories are based on some truth, but he’s exaggerating the truth for personal reasons. This popular opinion seems to be reinforced when Bielek starts remembering things only after having seen the movie “The Philadelphia Experiment”. Bielek has a Ph.D. in Physics, so he does have some technical experience. He is also a retired electrical engineer

with thirty years of experience. Because of his obvious intelligence and skill, he cannot be discounted entirely. Bielek stated that the technology used in the Philadelphia Experiment was given to us by aliens.  However, the germanium transistor, which was what Bielek said had been used, was invented by Thomas Henry Moray.

Bielek also stated that Dr. Albert Einstein, Dr. John von Neumann, and Dr. Nikola Tesla were involved in the project. Some controversy has arisen as to the participation of Tesla because he died in New York city on January 7, 1943, which was only a two month period of time after the project took place. Einstein, on the other hand, suggested such a project as this to the Navy on several occasions. Because of this, he was probably involved in the project. As for von Neumann, there is no evidence to refute or promote his active participation in the matter. There is evidence that supports the fact that he later continued on the experiment at a different time.

The principle that lay behind the Philadelphia Experiment was the Unified Field Theory. This theory states that gravity and magnetism are connected, just as mass and energy are connected through the formula E=mc2. Einstein never solved the Unified Field Theory, but the very nature of the Philadelphia

Experiment suggests otherwise. It is probably that this theory has become a government secret because it is capable of doing many things, possibly even space travel without the assistance of rockets.

Evidence

In a search for actual technical data on the experiment, not much information can be found that isn’t tainted with doubt and speculation. The basic design has two large Tesla coils (electromagnets) placed on each hull of the ship. The coils are turned on in a special sequence and their magnetic force is so powerful that they warp gravity itself. Bielek also says that on August 12 every twenty years, the magnetic field of the Earth reaches a peak and allows the synchronization between the Tesla coils. The oscillator which Bielek claims to have run the coils in a special pattern looks more like an Army field kitchen refrigeration unit than anything else. Many believe that’s exactly what it is and Bielek’s story is just a hoax. Bielek gave it a technical name however: the “Zero Time Reference Generator”. The oscillators would synchronize with the adjustable phase angle and created a scalar type wave (Anderson). Several scientists today have attacked Bielek’s testimony on this, as they believe a vector wave would have been more efficient and probable. Bielek also does not make clear if the power used is AC or DC, pulsed or rotating, and what the Microwave and Radar frequencies are. In other words, Bielek provides almost no accurate technical information that can be used.

Rick Anderson however, may be able to shed some light upon the subject. He states that four RF transmitters were phased to produce a rotating field. This field was pulsed at a 10% duty cycle. Instead of two coils, he says that four coils would have been set upon the deck of the ship and would be run by two generators that were pulsed in a counter-clockwise motion. Anderson states that the Tesla coils use a total of 7,500 feet, or 1.42 miles of #16 magnet wire. Because of this enormous quantity, no one has privately undertaken the experiment; the wire would be too expensive and also must to be wound in a special way (Anderson). Other scientists believe that Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and the science of the Philadelphia Experiment are connected.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance is also known as Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI. Yet another scientist named Alexander S. Fraser believes that everyone is wrong about the electromagnetic qualities of the experiment. He believes that it was never done with electromagnetism, but with thermal fields.  This thermal field could have caused the optical mirage effect which several witnesses reported. Fraser says that Allende had spoken of a ‘scorch’ field, fire, and optical wavering, all of which are products of a thermal field. As for the part about the Eldridge disappearing in front of their very eyes, certain weather conditions have been known in the ocean to cause islands to disappear as well. These weather conditions were taking place the day of the experiment. Yet another scientist believes that sonic and ultrasonic waves were used. The sonic waves could have been used to create an ‘air blanket’ around the ship, which is consistent with reports. There were many experiments done in the 1940’s with high power ultrasonic waves, which indicates a high probability of the Philadelphia Experiment being one of them.  Strong sonic fields are known for having bad side effects upon humans, which is also consistent with reports. The green haze which was presumably around the ship was caused by “exciting the surrounding sea water with powerful ultrasonics — ‘sonoluminescense’ and related phenomena.”  (Anderson) The ultrasonic field would have caused the crew to pass out and make the journey from Philadelphia to Norfolk seem to last only a couple minutes. Needless to say, the technicalities of the Philadelphia Experiment are a matter of hot debate among scientists and no one seems to be able to provide any solid evidence. As Rick Anderson aptly puts it: “An electronics person knows that, without a

DETAILED, comprehensive THEORY behind bench set-up, he is not going to know how to set up

voltages and currents, power levels, frequencies, wave forms, pulse widths or duty cycles. If there’s a chance a circuit won’t work, Murphy’s Law dictates that it WON’T more often than not.”

(-Anderson)

More Details

If the technicalities of the experiment are vague and a matter of controversy, the results of the

experiment are just as foggy. One fact which everyone seem to agree on is that a field was extended many yards, up to perhaps one hundred, outside of the ship and into the water (Anonymous). Everything inside of this sphere was vague in form and the only visible shape was the hull of the Eldridge in the water. This field seemed to have a greenish color and was misty. Another fact everyone agrees was that the Eldridge did not function properly after the experiment and became a source of trouble. The last item everyone believes is that terrible side effects were manifested upon the crew members. However, when one delves deeper into that particular subject, no one agrees on what the specific details are. Some witnesses, Allende and Bielek in particular, state that matter itself was changed and that men were able to walk through physical objects. When the field was shut off, some crew members were found stuck in

bulkheads, others in the floor. Some were found with the railings of the ship stuck through their bodies. It was a horrendous sight. The sailors supposedly went crazy after this and raided a bar. They told the bar maid their story and completely terrified her. According to Allende, a newspaper article was written upon the raid, but no specific date was named, so the article cannot be found. Most crew members went insane, but a few retained their sanity, only to be thrust into worse situations. One man sat down to dinner with his wife and child, but then got up from the table, walked through the wall, and was never seen again. Two others simply disappeared into thin air and were also never seen again. Another crew member vanished in the middle of a fight, much to his opponent’s astonishment. All three incidents had several witnesses. Yet the worse side effects were when men got ‘stuck’. Getting stuck consisted of

becoming invisible and being unable to move, speak, or interact with other people for a period of time.  This was told of by Allende in his letters to Dr. Jessup. Getting stuck by the crew members was known as “Hell Incorporated”. (The Philadelphia Experiment, 42). It was also known as the Freeze. A common freeze would last minutes to hours and was damaging psychologically, but did not cause madness. A man would only come out of the Freeze if other crew members laid their hands upon him to give him strength. Unfortunately, in one instance of the “Laying of Hands,” two men who attempted to lay hands upon the man burst into flames and burned for eighteen days (The Philadelphia Experiment, 44). The fires could not be stopped, despite multiple attempts to quench the flames. Needless to say, the Laying of Hands was discontinued from that point on. Then, men started going into the Deep Freeze, when a man would be frozen for several days to several months. During this time, the man is completely aware of others and their actions but was unable to communicate to them or interact with them. Men in the Deep Freeze can only be seen by other crew members. It only takes two days for a man to go completely crazy in the Deep Freeze. The first deep freeze took six months and five million dollars worth of research and equipment to correct (The Philadelphia Experiment, 43). The man who was stuck for six went completely insane by the time he got out. Carlos Allende wrote: “Usually a A Deep Freeze Man goes Mad, Stark raving, Gibbering, Running MAD, if His freeze is far More than a Day in our time.” (The Philadelphia Experiment, 42) Rick Anderson uncovered research that states this disappearance or freezing of people is the Zeeman Effect. “Zeemanising – the Zeeman Effect is defined as spreading out of the spectral lines of atoms under the influence of a strong magnetic field.” (Anderson) The few

remaining sailors have a high PSI factor which is intensified by fear or hypnosis. Unfortunately, they have all been discharged from the Navy as mentally unfit.

Beyond Imagination

The Philadelphia Experiment has become a saga of strange occurrences and peculiar coincidences. It should be noted that Allende firmly believes the Navy was completely unaware of the side effects the Philadelphia Experiment would produce on the crew members. Allende is also quoted as saying: “I believe that further experiments would naturally have produced controlled transport of great tonnages at ultra-fast speeds to a desired point the instant it is desired. “(Allende). A full report of the Experiment was given to Congress and the members were so horrified that they disbanded the project immediately.  However, research continued at the Montauk Project, a.k.a. the Phoenix Project, which was headed by Dr. John von Neumann, who also directed the Philadelphia Experiment. The Montauk Project centered mostly on how the mind reacts to interdimensional travel. It took place at the Brookhaven National Laboratories. Von Neumann attempted to link computers with minds and was apparently successful beyond his wildest dreams. Using this computer-human link, Von Neumann could affect others minds and was eventually able to open a time vortex back to 1943 to the Philadelphia Experiment. He even made claims that the mind could created matter at any point in time. He also claimed to have sent a man named Preston B. Nichols through two times lines, a fact which was actually confirmed by Duncan Cameron in 1985 (Montauk). Cameron was trained by the National Security Agency, so his testimony is valid. Many people believe that the Montauk Project is continuing to this day, although much of the information available about it is only rumor.  The Philadelphia Experiment was a key part of American history because it demonstrates what a government is willing to do to have an advantage in war.

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Moringa Brought Good Tidings

Excerpt Article.

Source:  http://www.bicolmail.com/issue/2010/jun24/xgood.html

Malunggay (Moringa) brings good tidings to a family in Naga (Philippines)

By Juan Escandor Jr.

NAGA CITY—Liza Ordas could not forget the slightly bitter taste of a glass of green malunggay (Moringa oeifera) juice their mother would force them to drink at least twice a week when she was just a child.

Now a 40-year-old married mother of two, Ordas claimed the regular doses of malunggay juice she intakes has worked wonders on her health pointing out that never in her lifetime was she ever afflicted with serious illness as far as she remembers.

Ordas’ mother, a native of Tarlac, possesses the folk knowledge that malunggay is very nutritious with medicinal properties which Ilocanos embraced in their cuisine sans coconut milk, as it is prepared here in Bicol, she said.

“The Ilocanos mix malunggay leaves, flowers and young pods in their pakbet, bulanglang and other dishes and the old folks chew and ingest matured seeds to remedy pain and infection,” Ordas claimed.

She said her mother explained that since the leaves are hard to digest she devised a way of extracting the juice by boiling them, then strained and served to them in tall glasses as green liquid.

Malunggay, aside from being considered poor man’s vegetable, is a butt of joke in the locality because its leaves are considered to be indigestible one, remaining intact even after going through the human digestive process.

But in countless researches, Moringa had been acknowledged to possess nutritional value, antioxidant, anti-aging compounds and many more which prompted the World Health Organization to utilize it as cheap health supplement in poverty stricken countries, especially in Africa where it also grows in abundance.

Ordas said she searched far and wide, so to speak, about the Moringa and its products in available reading materials and the internet because she was confident she can make whatever business opportunity awaits her besides providing their family regular supplement to enhance their w ell-being.

The determination to make Moringa work in her favor was non-negotiable as the internet café business was waning and she could not bear to see her capital just in time.

She gathered more information by talking to health experts and met and chatted with a German doctor named Uwe Mueller at moringanews.com about the subject which greatly enhanced his appreciation of the benefits of Moringa. She said Mueller came over here to further promote the benefits of the ‘wonder plant’ as food supplement sometime in 2008.

Ordas, a graduate of Biology and Anthropology courses at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City in 1992, discovered that most of the Moringa products she learned from the internet were from India but she noted the products were so limited which made her optimistic that many more could be developed given its properties.

After about three months researching about Moringa, she and her husband Bimboy sold their internet café business and embarked on the production of capsules from dried powder, and experimented on it by making her family the ‘guinea pigs.’

“In the first weeks, we experienced discharging oily compounds which I later confirmed as one of the cleansing effects of malunggay in our bodies by flashing out fats and toxins from our systems,” Ordas said.

She said the malunggay capsules also cleansed her husband of kidney stones and relieved her mother of hypertension and vertigo by regularly taking them thrice a day.

Ordas said her enthusiasm towards developing products from Moringa was so overwhelming after experiencing first hand its health benefits so that there were times she has to get up in the middle of the night just to take down notes that kept on popping in her head.

“I had ideas and concepts inside my head how to process and extract products from malunggay that I wrote down in details which became the prototype of what I am manufacturing now,” she enthused.

Ordas recalled they closed down their internet café in 2007 to concentrate in producing Moringa products which demand started to grow upon participation in trade fairs of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and through direct selling.

“We started commercial production of Moringa capsules in small volume as order came in one at a time which grew over time prompting my husband to approach a childhood friend to pitch in so that we can expand our production because the capital we have from the sale of the internet café could not fund,” she narrated.

Ordas revealed Bimboy shared to his childhood friend all the trade secrets in producing Moringa capsules when they made a partnership agreement that she said never took off.

She said after a month or so her husband’s childhood friend withdrew his investment by reasoning that he lost interest in Moringa and wanted to concentrate in some other business venture.

To their dismay, Ordas and Bimboy discovered later, after her husband’s childhood friend’s withdrawal from their business venture that their supposed partner had already gone solo in producing his own Moringa capsules.

“He (husband’s childhood friend) copied everything from the procedures to product package which really hurt me. But instead of being discouraged by the thought of facing an unfair competition, I was driven further to develop other products aside from Moringa capsules,” she said.

With renewed determination to beat the odds, they put-up their own factory in their yard in Calauag, Naga City and poured in all the money they had and braced to make new products that were already in Ordas’ drawing board.

“It was a painful lesson (partnership with her husband’s friend) I had to learn but I am confident nobody else but me has the idea of the other products that I am going to make. We resorted to borrowing from our friends to continue our venture until it started to thrive,” she said.

Ordas registered her business venture at the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) under Ordas Kalungay (Bicol word for malunggay) Depot which finally formalized their entry into the manufacturing industry.

She said the DTI has helped them develop their systems from labeling, packaging to marketing with the help of her husband who designed the product presentation.

Ordas explored all avenues to market her products through the internet as her Australian friend gave her free website hosting with the domain name http://www.kalungaydepot.com aside from posting her Moringa products in e-commerce sites like alibaba.com and sulit.com.ph.

With orders and inquiries about her products streamed in from the internet, she decided to transform her enterprise into a family corporation and registered it with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as Moringa Green Health International Corp.

Ordas said she is fortunate she has friends who lent her additional capital with very low interest rates which enabled her to expand her factory, upgrade her equipment and better package her products. She was also granted P600,000 worth of packaging equipment by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

She said marketing opportunities has come her way now as she was able to sign an agreement with a Korean buyer who initiated wider product exposure in leading newspapers and magazines in Korea and Japan.

Acquiring the green light this year from Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) of her production process and products, Ordas’ Moringa business that now sells by-products like soap, wine, juice, tea and oil, aside from the capsules, are making inroads into the local and international markets, after only three years in business.

At present, Ordas’ family-run and operated business can produce in a day 500 capsules, 500 bottles of 15 ml Moringa green oil, 100 bars of soap, 100 bottles of wine, 200 bottles of concentrated Moringa juice and 20 kilos of tea upon order.

Bloom Box = Energy Breakthrough

If you didn’t know it yet, there is an energy breakthrough that may soon become the next big thing.  It is called the Bloom Box.  As per gathered information, over around 100 start-ups from Silicon Valley are said to be working on it.  One of them is Bloom Energy.  This is literally rocket science but the wiz from Silicon Valley is turning the idea into something user friendly.  To cut the crop, the Bloom Box is described as “a little power plant- in-a-box.  It is being develop so anyone can have his own power plant in the convenince of his/her own backyard.  As mentioned, the Bloom Boxes will generate electricity to empower home and it will be wireless. It is intentionally to replace big power plant.  A Bloom Box can literally power an average American home. In the contrary, it can power four to six (4-6) average homes from either Asia or India.  Average American homes uses more power than those from Asia and India.  Isn’t it great?  It ain’t a dream, it’s perfectly real! 

Earlier I said “rocket science” because the man behind (K.R. Sridhar) invented the same for NASA, a few years ago.  He is confident because that thing works.  Better than that, it can produce oxygen. 

This was supposed to be for NASA’s Mars mission but it was scrapped.  Who would have thought that this invention could make people live on Mars, as guaranteed by Sridhar?  Previously, such are only seen on movies.   Sridhar made a breakthrough by inventing a new kind fuel cell, which is like a very skinny battery that always runs. Sridhar feeds oxygen to it on one side, and fuel on the other. The two combine within the cell to create a chemical reaction that produces electricity. There’s no need for burning or combustion, and no need for power lines from an outside source.   Wow!!! 

Sridhar did not loose hope.  Instead of shelving the idea, he managed to get a meeting with John Doerr from the big Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins on October 2001.  Doerr believed in Sridhar’s proposal and the rest is history.  For those who didn’t know Doerr, he is man behind the discovery of Netscape, Amazon and Google.   When he listened to Sridhar, the idea seemed just as transformative: efficient, inexpensive, clean energy out of a box. 

A question was raised if Bloom Box is a threat to utility companies.  Doerr confidently say, “No, I think the utility companies will see this as a solution,” Doerr said. “All they need to do is buy Bloom boxes, put them in the substation for the neighborhood and sell that electricity and operate.”  It was also mentioned that Bloom Box system can use fossil fuels like natural gas. Its system can use renewable fuels like landfill gas, bio-gas, and can use solar.”

To prove of its worth and reliability, Doerr bragged that they already has customers. Twenty large, well-known companies have quietly bought and are testing Bloom boxes in California.   As told, they were at their customer’s hub in Oakland the day Bloom installed their boxes, each one costing $700-800,000.  One perfect reason why companies tried, it is because 20 percent of the cost is subsidized by the state, and there’s a 30 percent federal tax break because it’s a “green” technology.   In layman’s terms… around 50% off.  Some of the companies are:  FedEx, Wallmart, eBay, Google, etc.  

There were reports that eBay have already saved the company more than $100,000 in electricity costs since they bought Bloom Box for their firm.  Former Secretary of State Colin Powell himself testified that Bloom Box works.  He is currently one of the Board of Directors.  As to gathered reports, Mr. Powell do not believed that this will be the messiah to ongoing global power problem.  Istead, he reiterated that he believe it will have its significant contribution.

The people behind is aming that Bloom Box would be in every home in five to ten years. 

The world is excited of the Bloom Box.

Top 100 Computer Games

 

 

platform

1 Halo: Reach Xbox 360
2 Heavy Rain PlayStation 3
3 Final Fantasy XIII PlayStation 3
4 Mass Effect 2 Xbox 360
5 Fable III Xbox 360
6 God of War III PlayStation 3
7 BioShock 2 Xbox 360
8 Aliens vs. Predator Xbox 360
9 Dante’s Inferno (Divine Edition) PlayStation 3
10 Gran Turismo 5 PlayStation 3
11 Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction Xbox 360
12 Dante’s Inferno Xbox 360
13 Dead Rising 2 Xbox 360
14 BioShock 2 PlayStation 3
15 Alan Wake Xbox 360
16 Final Fantasy XIII Xbox 360
17 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PlayStation 3
18 MAG PlayStation 3
19 Darksiders Xbox 360
20 Super Street Fighter IV PlayStation 3
21 Aliens vs. Predator PlayStation 3
22 Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Xbox 360
23 Lost Planet 2 Xbox 360
24 Crackdown 2 Xbox 360
25 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Xbox 360
26 Max Payne 3 PlayStation 3
27 Mass Effect 2 (Collector’s Edition) Xbox 360
28 Darksiders PlayStation 3
29 Mass Effect 2 PC
30 StarCraft II Terrans: Wings of Liberty PC
31 Red Dead Redemption PlayStation 3
32 Bayonetta Xbox 360
33 Fallout: New Vegas Xbox 360
34 The Last Guardian PlayStation 3
35 Lost Planet 2 PlayStation 3
36 Resident Evil 5 (Gold Edition) PlayStation 3
37 Mass Effect 3 Xbox 360
38 Medal of Honor PlayStation 3
39 Super Mario Galaxy 2 Wii
40 White Knight Chronicles (International Edition) PlayStation 3
41 Red Dead Redemption Xbox 360
42 Dead Rising 2 PlayStation 3
43 Max Payne 3 Xbox 360
44 Red Steel 2 Wii
45 Super Street Fighter IV Xbox 360
46 Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier PlayStation 3
47 Resident Evil 5 (Gold Edition) Xbox 360
48 Final Fantasy XIV Online PlayStation 3
49 Pokemon SoulSilver Version Nintendo DS
50 BioShock 2 PC
51 The Legend of Zelda Wii 2 Wii
52 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II PlayStation 3
53 Army of Two: The 40th Day Xbox 360
54 Fallout: New Vegas PlayStation 3
55 Star Wars: The Old Republic PC
56 Castlevania: Lords of Shadow PlayStation 3
57 BioShock 3 Xbox 360
58 Medal of Honor Xbox 360
59 Diablo III PC
60 Call Of Duty Treyarch Project [untitled] PlayStation 3
61 Alpha Protocol PlayStation 3
62 Pokemon HeartGold Version Nintendo DS
63 Star Trek Online PC
64 Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune PlayStation 3
65 Transformers: War for Cybertron PlayStation 3
66 God of War III (Ultimate Edition) PlayStation 3
67 Final Fantasy Versus XIII PlayStation 3
68 Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars Wii
69 Aliens vs. Predator PC
70 Bayonetta PlayStation 3
71 Mega Man 10 Wii
72 Army of Two: The 40th Day PlayStation 3
73 Perfect Dark Xbox 360
74 Gears of War 3 Xbox 360
75 Alpha Protocol Xbox 360
76 Yakuza 3 PlayStation 3
77 ModNation Racers PlayStation 3
78 Star Ocean: The Last Hope International PlayStation 3
79 Metroid: Other M Wii
80 Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight PC
81 I Am Alive PlayStation 3
82 No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle Wii
83 Singularity Xbox 360
84 Call Of Duty Treyarch Project [untitled] Xbox 360
85 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Xbox 360
86 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PC
87 BioShock 2 (Special Edition) Xbox 360
88 God of War Collection PlayStation 3
89 Agent PlayStation 3
90 BioShock 2 (Special Edition) PlayStation 3
91 MLB ’10: The Show PlayStation 3
92 Endless Ocean: Blue World Wii
93 Assassin’s Creed II PC
94 Dragon Age: Origins — Awakening PC
95 Dragon Age: Origins Xbox 360
96 I Am Alive Xbox 360
97 Dragon Age: Origins PlayStation 3
98 Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction PC
99 S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat PC
100 Dead Space 2 Xbox 360

Shuttle Endeavour finally blast off

The Shuttle Endeavor finally made it through the thick clouds.  As per report, it was the second attempt 24 hours after clouds covered the launching pad that posponed Sunday’s attempt.  Now, the Shuttle Endeavor is now in the orbit after its successful launched.  Earlier, it briefly lighted the gloomy dark cloudy sky.

As announced, the Shuttle carried the last major piece of the International Space Station.  There are two crew members: Nicholas J. M. Patrick and Lt. Col. Robert L. Behnken of the U.S. Air Force.  They will conduct three spacewalks to install a 23-foot-long, 15-foot-wide Tranquility module.  

But as to the unannounced, I believed there’s more to this mission but it will definitely be a  classified information.  You and I will have a piece of that information in my/your dreams.  🙂   Please don’t ask me what it is because mine is as good as your guess.

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