Ninoy Aquino – A Christian Socialist

Ninoy Aquino - a Christian Socialist

The late Senator Benigno “Ninoy” S. Aquino Jr. has been revered as a Filipino National Hero, one of only three to be recognized by the national government. He was also, for decades, been famously known as the arch nemesis of then strongman and dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos who ruled the Philippines for 20 years.  The world watched as the two of the most brilliant minds in Philippine politics go head to head to a collision course that would lead to a momentous revolution, one kind that the world would see for the first time. Ninoy was also labeled, among many things, as the Greatest President the Philippines never had, as famously pronounced by the great statesman Jovito Salonga.

He was also proclaimed as the most Charismatic and Dynamic Opposition leader of his time – the Wonder Boy of Philippine politics. Youngest War Correspondent at age 17, youngest Mayor at age 23, youngest Vice Governor – then Governor of Tarlac, and believed to be destined to become the youngest President if Marcos hadn’t imposed Martial Law in 1971 and ruled by decree.

He was also accused of being a Communist, in relation to his (and then Opposition) seemingly sympathetic alliance with the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing the New People’s Army. One accusation which was used by Marcos to imprison him for 7 years, making him Prisoner Alpha on the very wake of Martial Rule. Although time and again, Ninoy would reiterate to the public that, “I am not a Communist. Never was, never will be.”

But aside from the many things Ninoy was called, either by his supporters or critics, there is one thing that was widely missed in his persona and ideals.

That of which him being a Christian Socialist. Continue reading

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15th Floor Octagon Bldg – Wall Street Does not Lie

Wallstreet Article

15th Floor Octagon Bldg. – Nu Skin Enterprises / Nu Skin Philippines, is far from a scam.  And Wall Street attests to this fact.

Because of the company’s ability to position products successfully within billion dollar markets and because of their unique commission program, development and expansion of domestic and international markets occur rapidly. Because of the ground floor nature of this opportunity, the individuals who work with the company in helping to establish these markets will have the ability to participate in explosive growth and develop a residual income stream that could make them financially secure for life. This is not hype but fact. Continue reading

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15th Floor Ocatgon Building / Robinsons bank building / Teleperformance building – Making an Informed Decision

Octagon Bldg San Miguel Ave Ortigas Center Pasig City

Octagon Bldg San Miguel Ave Ortigas Center Pasig City

You have reached this post and clicked it, simply because you want information about 15th Floor Ocatgon Building / Robinsons bank building / Teleperformance building or 26th Floor Trafalgar Plaza Bldg, and indeed you made a wise decision.  You don’t want to be scammed, no one does, and unfortunately a dozen or so entities out there indeed does deceitful practices.  15th Floor Octagon Bldg is Nu Skin Philippines, a Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) company, and the mere mention of MLM’s project negative reactions from the public because of misinformation, so here is a list of how to exactly pin point the bad apples from the legitimate ones.  First and foremost, only a half-dozen MLM companies have topped the $500 million mark, and a dozen has topped the $100million. But, literally hundreds, if not thousands of MLM companies start each year, and fewer than 2% survive more than 5 years.  When you are looking at network marketing as a means to build assets, long term is more important than short term. What marks the survivors and legitimate ones? Eager to point out facts from fads? Check the list in this post, then research the company (Nu Skin Philippines) for yourself and see if it meets all given criteria. Continue reading

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America’s Demise to Marxism

The irony of this article appearing in the English edition of Pravda (Russian State
Newspaper) defies description.


American capitalism gone with a whimper

It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American descent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.

True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.

Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters. Continue reading

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15th Floor Octagon Bldg – Nu Skin in Local Press – Philippine Star

15th Floor Octagon Bldg in Pasig City, and 26th Floor Trafalgar Plaza in Makati…Devious and curious for facts and answers? It is Nu Skin Philippines.  I have posted several articles in this blogsite, feel free to explore them.

Now I will be posting several press releases locally here in the Philippines, to somehow establish credebility and clear assumptions of eluding it to a scam.

This post is from a Article in The Philippine Star, in Lifestyle Features section – Business Life

Written by Jennifer Ong, published August 11, 2009

ARTICLE:

Why it pays to be with Nu Skin


For once, the sight of more than 3,000 people made Dan Chard nervous. His company had set a big stage for this big event. But it eventually became clear that any stage would never be big enough.

With over 3,000 distributors from Southeast Asia and even more throughout the world, no stage will ever be big enough for the whole direct-selling network of Nu Skin Enterprises to stand on.

The truth is, Nu Skin is a global brand with a global statement to make. Headquartered in Provo, Utah, this multinational firm with a will and a heart has so far extended its sales and operations to as many as 48 countries across the world. They attribute their success to one defining factor: their difference. Continue reading

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More Facts and Accurate Infos about 15th Flr Ocatgon Bldg and 26th Flr Trafalgar Plaza – Philippines

Nu Skin Philippines

Nu Skin Philippines

If you stumbled upon this blog, then you may happen to know why you have clicked it: because you want to know the truth, and because you’re searching for more facts about the subject.  Throughout this blogsite, you will notice numerous posts about what is it that people seem to talk confused about what’s in these office, in 15th Flor Ocatgon Bldg in Pasig City, and 26th Flr Trafalgar Plaza in Makati.  And that company is Nu Skin and Pharmanex Philippines. For more than 25 years, Nu Skin has been developing products and resources in hopes for a better and promising future for millions around the world. Established in 1984 in the United States with a promise and commitment of producing and distributing skin care and health products made only from highly researched and rare ingredients.  Long before the world became conscious about antihistamines and antioxidants, Nu Skin has already been dedicating itself into developing breakthoughs in premium and truly healthy skin care products. Continue reading

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A Happier Place, O&B’s Smart Move – Orange & Bronze moves in to a new office

Orange & Bronze has always been known (in a manner of speaking, popular) for having a “Happy Place” to work in, not only for its armada of Software Developers, but for all of its also happy and dynamic employees.  O&B has uniquely adapted an unconventional working climate they call a happy place – defying the norms of conventional cubicle confined corporate offices, stiff and uptight working environments, and even stereotype grouchy bosses in suits and ties.  So despite the still inevitable constant stress and tight deadlines, people in O&B manage to keep a cheerful mood and enthusiasm within the work place that makes everything still fun to do.  A distinct flavor as it is a rarity (at least here in the local industry) for a very extensive technical nature of work to simultaneously maintain an element of fun and glee.  O&B managed to do just that and the idea works very efficiently.  Not only does it suit the company’s Agile practices in doing business, it’s also a main factor how O&B maintains a very steady pool of employees since the company’s formation.
Last November of 2008, Orange & Bronze Software labs made their last farewells to Makati Executive Center, their home for more than 2 years, took the last of their equipments and moved in to a new place in CJV Building in Legazpi Village, still in Makati City.  Not only has O&B migrated to a happier and bigger place for its business to deliver greater results, the move is also a symbolic leap from the company’s humble beginnings to its present bigger and firmer status in the industry, paradoxically because they have already been delivering greater results from the beginning.  The move is more than a symbolic measure of the company’s fast expansion, it is a testament of their solid commitment to continue pursuing their unique core values and principles.  An expansion of figurative, symbolic, and literal sense – since their workforce has tremendously grown from a handful of no more than ten (10) since their founding in 2005, to full blown groups presently divided into several teams and projects.  They needed a bigger place to accommodate such growth and still maintain the trademark of having a happy place, and indeed they have: a happier one!
CJV Building, named after Carlos J. Valdez and former Ambassador to Japan, was also the owner and resident of the Penthouse (6th floor) of the said building.  O&B bought the whole penthouse floor sizing at 450 square meters of area, and also the 5th floor of the same area size.  Being a residence housing the former Ambassador, the place was perfect for O&B to emulate a cozier working environment.  Compared to the previous (a bit cramped up) offices in Makati Executive Center where they occupied several separate units in three (3) floors, they now have two (2) whole floors as breeding grounds for their Software Engineers, Project Managers, Business Developers, and Management.  Still, they have to maintain the climate of the home away from home archetype and the new place is just the right thing for them.  Worthy of a Pinoy Big Brother style of living, the office looks and feels more of a home than a working space – just what most software developers really need.  Complete with comfortable stylish  couches for both resting (albeit nap) and working areas, a bar which now serves as a makeshift coffee counter (coffee, almost the literal blood life of O&B’s workforce), a full functioning kitchen and pantry (even free lunch rice for everybody), and a whole open floor for the software developers undivided by office walls and cubicles.   Indeed, Orange & Bronze has lived up to its name as a Software Lab, as the working areas for its Software Developers are reminiscent of school laboratories – united only by long tables for them to work together, serving more rooms for teamwork and knowledge sharing.  Surrounding the entire office are also the ever present shelves of books for the continuous cycle of learning.  The happier place lends also a larger room for play, as the developers’ small prize for the everyday stress of coding.  Playstations and game consoles are available just about anywhere if such a need arises if only to preserve a programmer’s sanity, and a quick doze of entertainment to prevent brain arteries from snapping altogether.  Uncomfortable business suits, corporate attires and campy leathers? O&B people enjoy the freedom of wearing as you are.  They work in colored shirts, walking shorts and flip flop slippers, giving the more free feeling of being at home (heck some even literally goes far as almost living in the new office).  Sounds more like a dorm for teenage school boys and girls? The company however still applies a set of conventional policies and rules that work, after all, no one wants nor expects somebody to report to the office wearing only his underpants and morning breath – normal rules still do apply.  Best and happy working conditions results to best programmers, and in turn produces the best software and makes real profit.  Self discipline is all that’s needed, a handful of push and reminders from the management, a bit of corporal punishments for the naughty ones (kidding!), and there’ll truly be fun in the work place that one would want to go to every day.
Orange & Bronze’s recent move is a smart one.  The building is located at the heart of Greenbelt vicinity, not too far from personal and corporate needs for everyone.  Standing along Aguirre street, the place is not as busy as the New York-style streets of Ayala or Buendia, yet not that remote as it still stands within the Makati Business District.  Convenient stores and Banks are well placed within the area, as well as “Jollijeeps” (those uniformed city-sanctioned boxed up eateries in all corners of Makati) for more affordable alternatives for lunch and snacks.  Comfort and fun are keys to O&B’s successes, and they just managed to expand both further this time around.  A happier place for happy people to work, and a smart move for very smart people to go farther.
The Cozy Happy Place of O&B

The cozy Happy Place of O&B

Orange & Bronze Software Labs has always been known (in a manner of speaking, popular) for having a “Happy Place” to work in, not only for its armada of Software Developers, but for all of its also happy and dynamic employees.  O&B has uniquely adapted an unconventional working climate they call a happy place – defying the norms of conventional cubicle confined corporate offices, stiff and uptight working environments, and even stereotype grouchy bosses in suits and ties.  So despite the still inevitable constant stress and tight deadlines, people in O&B manage to keep a cheerful mood and enthusiasm within the work place that makes everything still fun to do.  A distinct flavor as it is a rarity (at least here in the local industry) for a very extensive technical nature of work to simultaneously maintain an element of fun and glee.  O&B managed to do just that and the idea works very efficiently.  Not only does it suit the company’s Agile practices in doing business, it’s also a main factor how O&B maintains a very steady pool of employees since the company’s formation. Continue reading

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