From GMA News:
The Department of Finance on Tuesday raised questions over the stay order issued by the Court of Appeals blocking the filing of oil smuggling raps against listed Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. and a Customs broker.
In a statement, Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima said temporary restraining orders (TRO)—like the one obtained by Phoenix Petroleum's Customs broker Jorlan Cabanes last May 9—“effectively prevent the government from prosecuting smugglers.
“Our courts and court processes should not be used by a few to block our progress in enforcing customs laws, and creating a level playing field for all,” he said.
What is the real SMC strategy?
Under their reign, Cojuangco and Ang have been on an international “Buying And Selling ” spree for San Miguel.
Can You Guess Why?
Under the leadership of Cojuangco and Ang, the company has undergone a major strategic shift, streamlining and broadening its business portfolio, reshaping and redefining the very nature of its core businesses. From Wikipedia
Look what happens to a store without a "K"!
"National Boo Store" :It's too early for halloween!
You would probably think this restaurant serves Thai cuisine. Often, their staff are asked whether their restaurant name is really lacking the letter 'H'. But looking at their menu, there's no Thai food there at all. TAI stands for Toyota Alabang Inc. Yes, you read it right, the one that sells and services Toyota cars in south Alabang. Hmm, if they sell quality cars, we're curious to know if they serve quality food as well. From Open Rice Philippines
What will they think of next?
It is quite unique since it looks like "gasoline" or diluted iced tea!
The name is funny too! And note the design with the two hands with the "Laban" sign.
Can you imagine this Pepsi Pogi in other parts of the world?
Marketing 101:"how not to package a product"
These bottles of Mr Muscle Kitchen helper are so misleading.They look like fruit juice products with fruit flavors illustrated in pack! Dangerous for kids.How could SC Johnson allow these products to be sold in the Philippines? Disgusting!
Redefining what direct product comparison means?
Truth In Packaging? The Clear MEN package back panel says " a dual-active anti-dandruff formula with 2x more scalp strengtheners"*.
This package copy appears so convincing until you see in very small fine print what the asterisk means: "* vs.Clear WOMEN range shampoo." Unilever is redefining what direct product comparison means! It is simply comparing the product to another variant of the SAME brand.MISLEADING!
Photocatalyst and Negative Ion Bulb
"The photocatalyst negative ion light bulb neutralizes the positive ions emitted by appliances such as TVs and computers, and other electrical devices that causes fatigue and stress to humans. By neutralizing these ions using negative ion light bulbs, the air around you will suddenly feel like the outdoors, the same feeling you have when you're near the forest where the air is so cool. Not only does this light bulb eliminate these ions, it also ELIMINATES CIGARETTE SMOKE, and POLLENS which cause asthma to a number of people." From GoodFaith product brochure
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (www.ashrae.org).
TiO2 Photocatalyst In Light Bulbs
Carl Koval, a chemist at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and others have raised the concern that the reactions produced by
TiO2 may create substances more dangerous than the original pollutant.
Says Koval, “When illuminated TiO2 is used to decompose organic compounds, a large number of intermediate compounds are usually formed. In some cases, these intermediate compounds can be more hazardous than the compound being decomposed.”