Friday, January 3, 2020

Batch 64: New Vacancies at DepEd Central Office

DepEd Central Office welcomes competent and dedicated people of all backgrounds.  Join now -  work together and inspire others!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

A Challenging Adventure to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I had this unexpected adventure in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from August 8 to 11, 2019.  My twin brother who was in Oriental Mindoro asked me to book a ticket to Malaysia since we will be playing in the Astro Merdeka Rapid Open Team Championship 2019 with other team members from the Philippines.  Chess enthusiast that I am, without a blink, I scheduled my flight the same days that my brother told me using my BDO Credit Card.

Sadly, upon reaching the venue,  I have no teammates to rely on as my brother had a misunderstanding with a chess official from the Philippines.  Good things that happened were I found several multi-talented athletes from my country who are GMs, WGM, IMs, FMs and other masters who have been so supportive of our plight and that I learned much about the neighboring places in Kuala Lumpur.

Just minutes away from the start of the game, this lady from Malaysia got our names to join their team provided we pay a certain amount which we obliged.  That was a big break from my twin and me as we were itching to fight big time in Malaysia.

Our team PAMA 2 suffered misfortunes not in the hands of our opponents but on our team members from other countries for they didn't score even a single victory during the whole 8 games that we played.  As a consolation, my brother got a bronze medal in board 2 position scoring 6.5 out of 8 games.  Congratulations bro.

Lessons learned:
1)  Form a team ahead of time.
2)  Bring additional funds for other expenses.
3)  Scan the venue through the internet for some vital information.

 Sharing with you some light moments with the Philippines chess experts

 Asi brothers with Jollibee
UE Players: Erwin Tabor, E. Asi, GM Nelson Mariano II, and J. Asi
 GM-elect Haridas Pascua with Asi twins
 Asean Chess Academy tarp with E. Asi
  Asi brothers with WGM Janelle Mae Frayna 
 IM John Marvin Miciano, et. al.
  Roberto Suelo, Jr., et. al.
GM Darwin Laylo, GM-elect Ronald Dableo, et. al.
 Emmanuel Emperado, et. al.
 Philippines - GM Joey Antonio, et. al.
 Philippines - 2nd Place led by Haridas Pascua and Emmanuel Senador
 Board 2 Bronze Medalist - Emmanuel Asi
UE Players (L-R): Robert Gene Mariano, Ronald Castro, 
Malik Faizal, Emmanuel Asi, and Joselito Asi

A word of gratitude to GM Nelson Mariano (who is now a resident of Singapore) for extending us help, to all the UE players who were there, and to all the Filipino players for making our lives easy and fine.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Tawanan Muna Tayo: Joke, Joke, Jokes

I got these jokes from various sources, either I overheard them from colleagues or have watched them on TVs and social media.  I will update this post every now and then.  Please make a comment or suggestion to improve this page.  My jokes are for intelligent people only.  If hindi ka natawa, alam na!

Situwasyon sa Bahay
Nanay: Anak, ibili mo nga ako ng sibuyas at miswa diyan sa tindahan.
Anak: (Nagkakamot habang nag-e-ML sa CP) Nanay, gabi na po natatakot po akong lumabas.
Nanay: (Naasar pero nagtimpi pa) Anak, huwag kang mag-alala, 'di ba lagi mo namang kasama ang guardian angel mo.  Dalawa kayong bibili.
Anak: Naku Nanay! Iyong guardian angel ko na lang ang utusan mo.  Idadamay mo pa ako e.

Tanong:  Ano ang pagkakaiba ng red sa maroon?
Sagot:  Kapag red ay pula.  Kapag maroon ka ng iba ako'y mangangamba.

A Filipino applies for a Job at Wal-Mart. An office manager at Wal-Mart was given the task of hiring an individual to fill a job opening. After sorting through a stack of resumes he found four people who were equally qualified.

An American, a Russian, an Australian and a Filipino.

He decided to call the
four in and ask them only one question. Their answer would determine which of them would get the job.

The day came and as the four sat around the conference room table the interviewer asked, "What is the fastest thing you know of?" Acknowledging Dave, the American on his right, the man replied, " A THOUGHT". It just pops into your head. There's no warning that it's on the way; it's just there. A thought is the fastest thing I know of."

"That's very good!" replied the interviewer.

"And now you sir?" he asked Vladimir, the Russian. "Hmm.... let me see. A blink! It comes and goes and you don't know that it ever happened. A BLINK is the fastest thing I know of."

"Excellent!" said the interviewer. "The blink of an eye, that's a very
popular cliche for speed."

He then turned to George, the Australian who was contemplating his reply. “Well, out at my dad's ranch, you step out of the house and on the wall there's a light switch. When you flip that switch, way out across the pasture the light in the barn comes on. Yep, TURNING ON A LIGHT is the fastest thing I can think of."

The interviewer was very impressed with the third answer and thought he had found his man. "It's hard to beat the speed of light" he said.

Turning to Eleuterio, the Filipino, the fourth and final man, the
interviewer posed the same question. Eleuterio replied, "Apter herring da 3 frevyos ansers sirrr, et's obyus to me dat de pusstest ting known is Diarrhea."

"WHAT!?" said the interviewer, stunned by the response.

"O I can expleyn serrr ." said Eleuterio "YOU SEE SERR, De odder day I wasn't peeeling bery good and I run soooo pusst to de battrroom, BUT bepore I could THINK, BLINK, or TURN ON DE LIGHT, I alrrreddy had de sheets in my panhts. Aysos nako!" Tumae na pala...

Eleuterio is now the new "Greeter" at Wal-Mart. (CTTO, taken from FB) 

Scene: In an interview:
Interviewer:  Are you a leader or are you a ruler?
Applicant:  I am a leader, madam.
Interviewer: Why?
Applicant: A ruler must have 12 inches, I have only 8.  So I am a leader.
Interviewer:  You are hired!

Bata1: May kulay pala ang utot.
Bata2: Talaga?
Bata1: Oo, ano ang kulay ng utot?
Bata2: Ano?
Bata1: Pink
Bata2: Bakit?
Bata1: (Isang mahaba at mahinang tunog) Ppppppiiiiinnnnnnnkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.
Bata1: May kulay pala ang utot.
Bata2: Talaga?
Bata1: Oo, ano ang kulay ng utot?
Bata2: Ano?
Bata1: Black.
Bata2: Bakit?
Bata1: (Biglang utot na malakas at may sumamang laman) BLACK!!!

Bata1: May kulay pala ang utot.
Bata2: Talaga?
Bata1: Oo, ano ang kulay ng utot?
Bata2: Ano?
Bata1: Blue.
Bata2: Bakit?
Bata1: (Habang nasa swimming pool at napautot kasama ang mga bula) Blue.Blue.Blue.

Which came first, the coins or the bills?  Why?
Answer:  Coins
Reason:  Coin purse (coin first)

Anong gulay ang masakit sa puso?  Ano?
Answer: Ampalaya-in ka

Scene - Teachers and pupils will sing the Philippine National Anthem
Teacher:  Oo mga bata, tayo na tayo at aawit na ng Lupang Hinirang.  Medi - cine (Ready, sing).

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Batch 59: Notice of Vacancy at DepEd CO


There are 23 plantilla positions available at the Department of Education - Central Office.  If you have what it takes to be a public servant then please join the biggest government organization in the country.  It is your call.  Join now!

Monday, July 8, 2019

Notice of Vacancy: Batch 58 - DepEd Central Office


In case you have plans of joining the biggest government institution in the Philippines, now is the right time to submit your application forms.  The deadline is on July 15, 2019, Monday.  Be the one!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

New Vacancies @DepEd-CO Batch 57

Hi everyone,

I would like to share with you the new vacancies at the Department of Education, Central Office.  The deadliest deadline would be on June 18 (Wednesday) and that would be tomorrow.

If you think you have what it takes to be one of the officers at DepEd, then now is the right time to apply for these positions.

Be the one, join now!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

A Remarkable Game Worth Sharing

Good day everyone!  It's been a while since I last posted here.

I would like to share with you a game I had a couple of weeks ago at the Alphaland Southgate Mall in Makati City, Philippines.  The tournament was dubbed 36th Golden Minds Dalawahan Chess Tournament,  Each team comprises two players and in our case - my twin brother manned the board 1 and I played the board 2 (we are both FIDE Arena International Master by the way).

During the first round, we were paired against very strong opponents the Lucion Chess Team and luckily we beat them 1.5 - 0.5.  My game against biscuit (locally known here) will be the featured scene on this blog.

Hold on as I sacrificed my Queen on the seventh move and continued to offer her until the end.

What a finish.  I am so delighted with this game!

Monday, June 3, 2019

New Vacancies @ the Department of Education Central Office


There are new vacancies at the DepEd Central Office (Batch 56).  The deadline for submission of application forms will be on the 13th day of June 2019. Join now!