Mount Apo : The Grandfather of Philippine Mountains

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It’s a great feeling once you’ve reached the top/summit of a mountain. Its like you’ve conquered your fear and boost your morale at the same time.

Mount Apo – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mount Apo is the highest mountain in the Philippines and overlooks Davao City, a few kilometres to the northeast.

Mt. Apo was first climbed on October 10, 1880 by a party led by Don Joaquin Rajal.

Mount Apo is one of the most popular climbing destinations in the country. The summit is very easy to reach, unlike other mountains such as Mount Halcon and Mount Banahaw.

On May 9, 1936, Mount Apo was declared a national park by President Manuel L. Quezon.

The mountain is home to over 270 bird species, with more than a hundred that are endemic.

A stratovolcano, Apo is flat topped, with three peaks. A source of geothermalenergy, the time of its most recent eruption is unknown, and none are verified in historic times.
I’ve put a picture of a group of men on top of Mount Apo waving a banner. One of them is my good friend Louie, he’s from Tagum City, Davao, he owns and manage Anito Outdoor Shop. And the best thing about that picture was the tarpaulin that they are holding. Because even though I’m not with them on that glorious moment, I’m with them in spirits, bcoz I was the one who designs it. 😀

MANO A MANO: Pacquiao vs Larios in Manila!

From: http://www.abs-cbn.com/entertainment/ent-050106-manoamano.aspx

Mano A Mano: Paquiao vs Larios the much awaited match between the Philippines and Mexico’s finest boxers will be held in Manila live on July 02. And what’s even more challenging about ABS-CBN and MP Promotions maiden collaboration is that it will be seen all over the world through ABS-CBN’s local stations, The Filipino Channel, iNDemand, Direct TV and the networks Mexican broadcast partner. Filipinos can watch the match live wherever they are in the world.

With the International Superfeatherweight Championship Boxing Council on the line, expectations are even higher for the precedent-setting Pacquiao-Larios bout than the Pacquiao-Morales fight. The latter shattered television ratings as it garnered the highest viewers in Philippine TV history.

Of course Manny wants to give pride to his country once again. He will be facing probably the toughest boxer in history. Oscar Chololo Larios even toppled boxing greats Wayne McCullough and Israel Vasquez. The Pacman will be training once more in the US at the Wild Card Gym which his coach Freddie Roach owns in Los Angeles, California. Manny will be undergoing the same training he went through for his match with Eric Morales. He will be leaving on May 13 and will return to the country on June 14. “Hindi po ako nagsasalita ng tapos, gagawin ko po lahat ng aking makakaya para maibigay ulit ang karangalan sa ating bayan. It was Manny’s humble message to his kababayans.

Larios promises to show off his superb fighting skills by delivering punches like a machine gun. His manager described him as a tough fighter with nothing to lose and everything to gain. When asked how sure he is that he can survive 12 rounds with the Pacman in the ring the Mexican fighter said that all he knows is that he has confidence in himself. I can’t tell you exactly myself but I am going to win. I want to thank Manny for giving me this opportunity. I am not sure but I am going to try.

Mano A Mano is a boxing event fought by a Filipino, promoted by Filipinos and broadcast by Filipinos. To pull off this major project is a distinct honor for all Filipinos. From all perspectives, Mano A Mano is the fight for all Filipinos.

Shocking Facts About Lincoln and Kennedy

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters.
Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both Presidents were shot in the back of their head, on a Friday, and with their wives.

Both of their wives have black hair and were 24 they married their husbands.

Lincoln’s secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy’s secretary was named Lincoln.

Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners.
Both successors were named Johnson.

Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.

Both assassins were known by their full names.
Both names comprise fifteen letters.

Booth ran from the theater and was caught in a warehouse.
Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater.
Booth and Oswald were both assassinated before their trials.

A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe Maryland.
A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.
what do you think guys? Facts or not?

Source: from a forwarded email