One hundred million Pinoys


Today we celebrate the birth of the 100 millionth Filipino, and counting (there are 3 babies born every minute). We are now officially the 12th most populous country, which is 1.39% of the entire world. (Click here to see the list of countries by population).

In the next few years or decades, we will go further up the ladder now that Japan’s population (currently ranked 10th) is fast declining.

The Philippine government will award PhP5,000 (in kind such as diapers and other baby necessities) to 100 babies who are born after 12:06 AM nationwide randomly selected by the Population Commission.

In an article written on October 2002, the Philippine Statistics Office estimated that we would reach 100 million by 2016. But Filipinos could not wait that long.

Is this good or bad for the economy? This is good for businessmen, which means they will have more customers to serve. But it is bad for the jobless, and more people will be competing for work. Please note that 40 million Filipinos today live below the poverty line. Will the RH Law help us deal with the steadily increasing population?

100 things you don’t know about Iglesia ni Cristo


To all my INC friends, happy 100th anniversary! So here are the 100 things every non-INC don’t know about the Iglesia ni Cristo.


  1. Iglesia ni Cristo was registered to the Philippine government on July 27, 1914, a day before World War I began.
  2. Felix Manalo is recognized by the church as the last messenger of God, based from Revelation 7:1-3. So I did a Wikipedia search about the last prophet.
  3. Felix Manalo was born a Catholic, then converted to Methodist where he became a pastor. He then transferred to several other denominations such as Presbyterian, Adventist, and then started his own denomination when he was 27.
  4. Iglesia ni Cristo faced harsh criticisms since its inception, most notably by the Members Church of God International, popularly known as Ang Dating Daan.
  5. Philippine Arena, the world’s largest indoor arena is a project of New Era University, INC’s educational institution.
  6. As of Philippine Census statistics report last 2000, there are over 1.8 million INC members, about 2.3% of the population.
  7. INC has a strong influence in the Philippine politics. In 1969 INC (who had 300,000 members at that time) switched alliance from Sergio Osmena to Ferdinand Marcos, and Marcos won the election.

Oh well, can you help me with the remaining 93? Thanks for reading!

MH370 MH517 AH5017 and other air disasters


First of all my condolences to all families of all the passengers of the recent flight disasters.

Looking at Wikipedia, there are in fact 14 flight accidents and incidents all around the world that were never covered on international news, or at least at the magnitude covered by the receant disasters suffered by the passenger of Malaysia Airlines, and most recently Air Algerie.

  • Jan 20 – Romania Britten-Norman Islander (link)
  • Feb 11 – Algeria Lockheed C-130 Hercules (link)
  • Feb 16 – Nepal Airlines Flight 183 (link)
  • Feb 17 – 748 Air Services HS 748 (link)
  • Feb 17 – Ethiopian Airlines Flight 702 (link)
  • Mar 8 – Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (link)
  • Mar 13 – Haughey Air Agusta Westland AW 139 (link)
  • May 17 – Lao People’s Liberation Army Air Force An-74 (link)
  • Jun 14 – Ukrainian Air Force Ilyushin Il-76 (link)
  • Jun 23 – Olsberg mid-air collision (link)
  • Jul 2 – Skyward International Aviation Fokker 50 (link)
  • Jul 17 – Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (link)
  • Jul 23 – TransAsia Airways Flight 222 (link)
  • Jul 24 – Air Algérie Flight 5017 (link)

Last year there were 22 aviation accidents and incident’s worldwide. Click here for the list and just browse by year.

MBA books to read



While I am processing my requirements for my MBA, I’m reading these books to give me an idea what to expect when classes start later this year.

  • The Mobile MBA112 Skills To Take You Further, Faster (by Jo Owen) (link)
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide To MBA Basics (by Tom Gorman) (link)
  • Complete MBA for Dummies (by Kathleen Allen, PhD and Peter Economy) (link)

I’ll try to get this done as fast as possible just to give me the basic ideas about getting MBA and re-read this later when I have more free time.

Digital Analytics Fundamentals


Collected the entire set of Google Analytics Academy Digital Analytics Fundamentals YouTube videos all in one page. You’re welcome.

Lesson 1.1 Course overview (text version)

Lesson 2.1 The importance of digital analytics (text version)

Lesson 2.2 Core analysis techniques (text version)

Lesson 2.3 Conversions and conversion attribution (text version)

Lesson 2.4 Creating a measurement plan (text version)

Lesson 3.1 How Google Analytics works (text version)

Lesson 3.2 Key metrics and dimensions defined (text version)

Lesson 4.1 Creating an account (text version)

Lesson 4.2 Understanding your account structure (text version)

Lesson 4.3 Setting up basic filters (text version)

Lesson 4.4 Setting up goals and ecommerce (text version)

Lesson 4.5 Collecting campaign data (text version)

Lesson 5.1 Reporting overview (text version)

Lesson 5.2 Audience reports (text version)

Lesson 5.3 Acquisition reports (text version)

Lesson 5.4 AdWords reports (text version)

Lesson 5.5 Behavior reports (text version)

Lesson 6.1 Goal Flow report (text version)

Lesson 6.2 Ecommerce reports (text version)

Lesson 6.3 Multi-Channel Funnels reports (text version)

Lesson 6.4 Attribution reports (text version)