Thursday, September 29, 2011

Smuggled luxury cars seized in Davao

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs found smuggled luxury cars, sacks of rice, onions and used clothes stashed in 43 container vans at the Sasa Wharf in Davao on Thursday.

Authorities said the contents of the 40-foot container vans raised suspicion after they passed through an X-ray machine.

They said the items did not match what was declared in the documents.

The bureau discovered that Jexand Trading was named as the consignee of 20 vans containing sacks of rice from Taiwan, which were declared as barite powder.

Yanzen Enterprises, meanwhile, was said to be the owner of 20 vans containing onions declared as pastry ingredients, 2 vans containing luxury vehicles declared as spare parts and 1 van containing used clothes declared as appliances.

The Customs bureau is currently conducting an investigation. -- Report from Francis Magbanua, ABS-CBN Southern Mindanao

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Customs seize 8,900 sacks of smuggled rice

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs (BoC) seized 8,900 sacks of smuggled rice worth P21 million in Davao City.

Deputy Customs Commissioner for Intelligence Danilo Lim said the sacks of rice, found in 17 container vans in Sasa Wharf, were declared by consignees Jexand Trading and RMG 99 Trading as fertilizers.

The Customs, however, found the consignees were fictitious.

Officials said 13 of the vans contained Taiwanese rice, while the rest contained glutinous rice (malagkit).

The Customs have yet to identify the owners of the seized items, which will be auctioned off by the government. – Report from Francis Magbanua, ABS-CBN News Southern Mindanao

Customs seize 8,900 sacks of smuggled rice

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs (BoC) seized 8,900 sacks of smuggled rice worth P21 million in Davao City.

Deputy Customs Commissioner for Intelligence Danilo Lim said the sacks of rice, found in 17 container vans in Sasa Wharf, were declared by consignees Jexand Trading and RMG 99 Trading as fertilizers.

The Customs, however, found the consignees were fictitious.

Officials said 13 of the vans contained Taiwanese rice, while the rest contained glutinous rice (malagkit).

The Customs have yet to identify the owners of the seized items, which will be auctioned off by the government. – Report from Francis Magbanua, ABS-CBN News Southern Mindanao

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A day at the highland!

I had a wonderful weekend at Kapatagan, Digos City. I wanted to describe it how i experienced it but i can't find the words. Here's how it is there:


The resort is a perfect place among corporate groups for a team building activities. Mount Apo Highland Resort is a wonderful place to relax, appreciate nature and experience adventure. The place is the right venue for family bonding and gathering. Also, a good site for backpackers and for those who love to climb Mt. Apo.

At Mount Apo Highland Resort, you may enjoy swimming, fishing, boating and horseback riding and trekking. Food may be catered or you may bring your own. You may also taste the sweet banana and have a try of the world class Mount Apo Civet Coffee.
Adventure trips like zipline at Camp Sabros may also be tried. Plus, be amazed with Kublai’s masterpiece, “The Art Garden”. Trekking Virgin Falls and a visit in a Bagobo Village would complete the tour.

For details, you may reach them at (082) 275 7955.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fire razed 62 houses in Davao City

DAVAO CITY - Residents in purok katorse, tibungco, davao city was awakened when fire broke up early dawn. Most of the houses were made of light materials. Monsoon winds also added to the problem that caused the fire to spread fast consuming sixty two houses.
Firemen had a hard time reaching the area because of narrow roads leading to purok katorse.
Most of the residents were not able to save their belongings due to fear of being caught up by fire. Carmela salingatag tried to save her three children by jumping to the shore but she accidentally broke her legs.
According to the residents, the fire emanated from the house of dodong canyete. But the firemen are yet to identify the cause of fire.
Last week, about two hundred nineteen houses were alse burned down in the nieghboring purok trese still in tibungco, davao city due to electrical short circuit.
Based on the record of city fire office, this is the 1ooth fire incident in davao city since january, leaving about eight hundred residents homelss.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Work

Just want to share you this parable. I hope you will like it.

Work
BY YANKI TAUBER

Why must everything be so difficult? Couldn't G-d have designed our lives so that we wouldn't need to encounter disappointments, challenges and toil every step of the way?
This must be one of the oldest questions ever asked. The answer--that an "easy" life would also be a meaningless life--is probably just as old. And so is the parable told to illustrate the point:
A wealthy nobleman was once touring his estate and came upon a peasant pitching hay. The nobleman was fascinated by the sight: flowing motions of the peasant's arms and shoulders and the graceful sweep of the pitchfork through the air. He so greatly enjoyed the spectacle that he struck a deal with the peasant: he would give him a gold coin every day if the peasant agreed to come to the mansion and display his hay-pitching technique in the nobleman's drawing room.
The next day, the peasant arrived at the mansion, hardly concealing his glee at his new line of "work." After swinging his empty pitchfork for an hour, he collected his gold coin--many times his usual reward for a week of backbreaking labor. But by the following day, his enthusiasm had somewhat waned. Before the week was out, he announced that he was quitting his commission.
"I don't understand," puzzled the nobleman. "Why would you rather swing heavy loads outdoors in the winter cold and the summer heat, when you can perform an effortless task in the comfort of my home and earn many times your usual wages?"
"But master," said the man, "I'm not doing anything..."