Monthly Archives: May 2011

No smoking in public places

For friends and acquaintances who smoke, sorry guys but your smoking days in public places are numbered. You can’t be seen with those lighted cigs in your hand anywhere you want (except inside your house). A law banning people to smoke in public places is in effect and anyone caught violating the law will pay a fine or undergo community service.

Are these penalties enough to carry the burden of cigarette smoking particularly for those who have been affected by second hand smoking, for life? I’m not sure if your term insurance will cover your smoking-related ailment, but those who don’t smoke are indeed paying a high price due to other people’s irresponsibility.

Hopefully, the smoking ban rule would be strictly enforced, if not, it will be another regulation used for publicity stunt.

March 31 is World No Tobacco Day.

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Accident victim

When I was in grade school, I had to cross railroad tracks to get to and from school. Every time I leave home, my grandmother would always remind me to be careful when crossing railroad tracks.

Some people are not fortunate to survive accidents especially railroad accidents. I happen to know one victim. She was an old woman and happens to be the mother of my mom’s best friend. The old woman didn’t hear the coming train because she has difficulty hearing. Her death was tragic. But her family didn’t pursue the case. If only someone back then recommends a good lawyer to handle their case like the FELA Railroad Injury and Train Accident Lawyer who handles cases of railroad employees who got injured on the job, the victim’s family could have received something as remuneration for the old woman’s death.

Helpful Tips for the Rainy Days


A devastating scene caused by Typhoon Ondoy in 2009.

This is a repost.

Tips to observe with (or without) an impending typhoon.

  1. Dispose your garbage properly so it won’t clog the drainage and become the source of infection.
  2. Make sure that power lines are stable or firmly connected; shut down the main power if necessary.
  3. Boil your drinking water for two minutes or more; save sterilized water.
  4. Store foods that are not easy to perish.
  5. Complete vaccination for children.
  6. Prepare a *72-hour emergency kit.

In the event of an evacuation:

  1. Listen only to reports and reminders coming from the proper authorities.
  2. Calmly follow all the reminders during evacuation.
  3. Be careful not to step on open manholes and street gutter.
  4. Avoid the path near or leading to the river.
  5. Using a rope, head to the part where the current is coming from. Never loose your grip on the rope.

*The disaster preparedness kit should last for 72 hours or dubbed as “golden hours” by the Office of Civil Defense.

72 hours is the maximum period for disaster victims to wait for rescuers to come to their aid.

The kit should contain:

  1. Dry clothes
  2. Non-perishable goods
  3. Food for children
  4. Important documents
  5. Medicine
  6. Flash lights
  7. Batteries and
  8. Radios