Saturday, December 4, 2010

Cartoons Invade Facebook

There has been an incredible increase in the number of Facebook users who change their real profile pictures into cartoon characters. This is a strong response to a call to fight violence against children.

The choices range from Daimos to Voltes 5, Cartoon Network to Disney channel characters, Little Lulu to Cinderella, to nursery rhyme casts and a lot more.

After  exposing their favorite toons as their primary pics, users post this message in their walls: "Change your Facebook profile picture to a cartoon from your childhood and invite your friends to do the same. Until Monday (Dec. 6), there should be no human faces on Facebook, but an invasion of memories. This is for violence against children.‌"

As of 12:44 PM, December 4, 26, 052 people have like the change your profile picture to a cartoon character campaign fan page. The campaign is expected to end on December 8, 2010.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sharing the Spotlight: Place You Ads Here for FREE!

Leigh Michiyato, the owner of this peculiar nonprofit, nonpartisan blog, is excitingly very proud and  optimistically free to announce that the Spotlight Philippines blog will open its lively space to all Filipino event organizers who want their stuffs be publicized, published, or promoted for FREE.

Yes, Spotlight Philippines continues to grow as a potential, independent source of need-to-knows revolving around the Philippine status quo. It is, indeed, supported by a large base of viewership from particular niches, most of which are Filipinos from abroad. Nonetheless, this promising blog aims to establish better readership and quality services.

Prospect events must be related to any of the following:
a. mass-oriented discount-offering SALES
b. fund/ charity runs, music-fests, dance competitions, arts fair, exhibits
c. tourism and cultural promotion
d. organizational promotions
e. news feeds
f. public services
g. low fee rental places for students and workers
h. other events which can help our dear countrymen

What to do:
Just send in your event promotional ads (documents, images, videos) to dancer.silent@yahoo.com. Also, state the name of the organization and the goal/ relevance of the event. Also, foreign  commercial establishment owners may post here by following the guidelines above, BUT certain affordable fees will be imposed.

Spotlight Philippines is determined to share the biggest online Filipino power of focus to the people who yearn for a better Philippines by giving back to the country through these events. Mabuhay Pilipinas!

Philippines postpones OFW deployment to South Korea

Due to increased tensions between the two Koreas, after the North's shelling on an island near the highly militarized region, the Philippines has postponed by a week the departure of 50 OFWs bound for South Korea.

The workers were supposed to leave on Monday, however, were not allowed for "it was more prudent to deter their departure until the tension subsides", says Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Esteban Conejos..

About 46,000 Filipinos work in South Korea mostly in factories, service industries and construction companies.

The Philippine government condemned North Korea's artillery attack on a South Korean island on Tuesday which caused death of two marines and two South Korean civilians.