Plastics and Ecobricks

Plastics, plastics everywhere

Piles of garbage in the evening

People in business districts around Manila will notice this, especially those who work and get off on late evenings.

Bags upon bags of garbage are lined up on sidewalks, their stink floating through the air. Employees going home would rather walk on the road just to avoid the stench sticking to their clothes.
Just imagine — this much garbage is produced by one building, home to different companies, hotels, and condominiums. Big or small, it doesn’t matter. Daily. And try to estimate the number of buildings in, say,

Ortigas Center alone. Thirty? Forty? Continue reading


Putting context in the release of the Philippines’ New Generation Currency coins

There has been a lot of anger and frustration in the past several months over the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)’s release of the next-generation Philippine coins  specifically, the New Generation Currency (NGC) five-peso coin (5-piso). Continue reading

Bike User Experience Review: Ortigas Center’s Pedestrian Footbridges

Ortigas Center in Pasig City isn’t exactly the model central business district (CBD) when it comes to walkability and accessibility, compared to other CBDs here in Manila, but recent additions to their pedestrian infrastructure seems to up the ante. Continue reading


Isang pi-ku (haiku na naaayon sa π) tungkol sa mahal kong bisikleta.

Itong munting tula ay aking ginawa noong 2015, sa araw ng π (Pi day, 3/14/15). 🙂




Isang Ginhawa


Sa bawat
ng busina,


Sa bawat
ay 2-π-r
Gulong ng Buhay.


Tuloy lang
pagpadyak ko
hanging malinis


at, tungo
mas maganda
bayang sagana!


(Happy Pi Day! )

Compost pit
Firefox WebIDE detecting CM Ace

Connecting my Cherry Mobile Ace to my Windows PC

Since November, I had gotten two Cherry Mobile Ace (powered by Firefox OS) devices for me and my mom at home. Cherry Mobile Ace, powered by Firefox OSBasically, the two Aces function as my secondary phone and as our landline phone unit at home. Being a developer though, I was also interested in using my Ace to test against HTML5 apps that I’ve made.

Prior to the Ace, I already had a ZTE Open Firefox OS device back in 2013. This Ace is a new device, and courtesy of Sir Bob Reyes of Mozilla Philippines, I was able to know how to connect to the Ace on my PC. Continue reading

Firefox Tabs and the Bike Lanes of Marcos Highway

As I was cycling going home last night along Marcos Highway in Marikina City, I thought of doing another blog post for today. I normally write about my two main advocacies (Firefox and biking) but this might be the first time I’m tackling them at the same time! I realized something was strikingly similar between the two as I trudged along the DPWH-manufactured bike lanes along Marcos Highway. Continue reading

Kabilugan ng buwan. (image courtesy of Mr. Marius De Guzman)

Oda kay Luna

Kabilugan ng buwan. (image courtesy of Mr. Marius De Guzman)

Kabilugan ng buwan. (image courtesy of Mr. Marius De Guzman)

Lagpas ka man sa aking hawak
Hanggang tanaw lang ng aking mga mata
Isa kang banal na tanglaw dito sa kadiliman
Liwanag na humuhugas sa lahat ng karimlan

Mga kapintasan mo’y hindi nababatid
Sapagkat sa kabiluga’y isa kang obra ng langit
Ipinadala’t hinulma ng Poong Maykapal
Handog sa tagalupang kanyang minamahal

Ang rikit mo Luna, aking nakikita
Sa kabila ng katotohanang ika’y di magtatagal pa
Lilisan din kalaunan; aking mamatyagan
Muli mong pagbabalik, upang muli kang maawitan.