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CpE Certification is Real!

Yes, CpE certification is real!

The Institute of Computer Engineers of the Philippines held its 7th National Convention on November 26-29, 2019 at City Asturias Hotel, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. The theme was “Addressing Challenges in Data Privacy and Cyber Security: Respecting Privacy and Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust.”.

CpE Certification is Real

In addition, the General Assembly and the 1st International Research Conference for Computer Application, Innovation, Technology and Engineering (IRCCAITE) were also included in the affair.

Opening

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The engineers and students were welcomed by the City Mayor of Puerto Princesa City, Hon. Lucilo R. Bayron. His message inspires the attendees how their profession can change the community. Also, he emphasized that computer engineers are at the forefront of the Philippines in facing global challenges especially in the field of technology and engineering.

Eventually, Dr. Corazon Rebong, chapter President of ICpEP Region 4-A called the attention of the chamber for the awarding of Certificate of Recognition to Lifetime Members of the institution. The ICpEP National President Engr. Desiderio R. Apag III headed it.

CpE Certification is Real

Moreover, the awardees came from different regions of the country. Furthermore, awarding of Plaque of Appreciation was given to the outgoing board of governors for their great contribution to the institution.

The Long Wait is Over!

The announcement made by the ICpEP national president, Engr. Apag III was one of the highlights of the general assembly. The president declared that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved their petition for the ICpEP Certification Board.

This means that the institution can validate individual’s qualification in the field of computer engineering. Also, he emphasized the approval of the organizations’ BIR application.

In addition, he encouraged everyone to use and share #CpECertificationIsReal to disseminate this great success of the institution on every social media platform. Besides, CpE certification is real!

CpE Certification is Real!

Read: Computer Engineering Certification is Real

Additionally, the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) will be released in April 2020. This will the basis of the board for the issuance of certification for all the board passers.

Furthermore, Dr. Ryan Evangelista, ICpEP SG-Chapter president discussed the proposed Computer Engineering Bill (CpE Bill).

Moreover, the bill provides a more responsive and comprehensive regulation for the registration, licensing and practice of professional computer engineers, registered computer engineers. Likewise, for computer engineering technologist and computer technicians.

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CpE Certification is Real

Just after the momentous event from the national convention, with the #CpECertificationIsReal hashtag, computer engineering graduates and industry practitioners were amazed by the declaration of Engr. Apag III.

Graduates have been asking how to take the exam. What are the requirements? One thing is for sure, you must be a REGULAR MEMBER / LIFETIME MEMBER of ICpEP. Furthermore, details will be discussed at the General Assembly in April 2020.

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This isn’t a fake news. I was present at the 7th ICpEP National Convention. Besides, the announcement made by Engr. Apag III was really a big deal.

In addition, this board will aid our BSCpE Program chair and department heads to fully practice our profession and recognized by different organizations.

Finally, I encourage every one of you, students and engineers, let us support our own society. I am hoping that we can meet-and-greet on the next General Assembly of ICpEP. Besides, CpE certification is real!


Author: Engr. Oscar P. Oganiza

Palayan City Website Developer


Oscar is an introvert type of person and the sole administrator of this site. He loves to play AutoChess during his free time.

5 Reasons to be Present at the 54th Founding Anniversary of Palayan City

Palayan City celebrates its 54th founding anniversary today. The compassion, commitment and diligence of the City Mayor Hon. Adrianne Mae “Rianne” Cuevas, transforms the city into an urban, vibrant city in Nueva Ecija.

On its 54th Founding Anniversary, the local government prepared something special that you will only experience in the City. Written below are the 5-reasons to be present on its founding anniversary.

1. Amazing Exhibition

The city prepares a breathtaking show for everyone. Watch and be amazed by the Philippine Army Parachute Team’s skydiving exhibition on the first day. moreover, witness the diver’s free-fall parachute jump. This will happen on Sunday, at Cucio Property, Brgy. Caballero, Palayan City.

In addition, the next performance will be the Moto-X-Treme challenge. The participants will race to be on top of the league inside the enclosed off-road track. However, you can only watch them from afar for your safety. This will happen at the same location after the skydiving exhibition.

2. Opportunity to Explore 

A special Ecumenical Service will be taken place at Palayan City Plaza Concepcion on its 2nd day. Similarly, a thanksgiving mass will be held to give thanks for all the blessings we have received.

5 Reasons to be Present at the 54th Founding Anniversary of Palayan City

Eventually, the city will have its 1st Rainbow Summit 2019 (LGBTQ+). Everyone is invited to watch, listen and carefully understand the message to be shared. This will start at 9 am at the Palayan City conference center.

3. Be part of Community Service

5 Reasons to be Present at the 54th Founding Anniversary of Palayan City

Also, the city organized a Community Service for Barangays Doña Josefa and Langka. This undertaking will aid our constituents through free medical check-up. Besides, community service develops an increased sense of social responsibility. We have to do what we can to help wherever and whenever it is possible to help.

4. Have a Fun Field Experience.

Furthermore, endless happiness will continue on the 4th day of celebration. The venue for Bingo bonanza is at Palayan City Plaza Concepcion, December 4, 2019, Wednesday at 8 am. There will be tons of prizes to be given away! Bring your cards and play them well.

The city will also conduct Diskwento Caravan. It is being done in collaboration with the businessmen who are willing to sell at a discounted price.

“Gabay Pagmamahal sa Nakatatanda” and Mr & Ms Day Care 2019 will also be conducted at Plaza Concepcion. This endeavor would support the welfare of the community most especially the elderly and children.

5. Unforgettable Day until Night

Enjoy the moment while it lasts. Bring sufficient energy and start your day by joining Zumba Dance Competition. Wear comfortable clothes and invite your colleagues and don’t forget to bring towels and a water bottle.

5 Reasons to be Present at the 54th Founding Anniversary of Palayan City

After that, the Larong Pinoy activity will bring back the fun and excitement of Traditional Filipino Games. Watch and see which games will be announced.

Lastly, there will be a Variety Show. Enjoy and be entertained by the artists’ spectacular show. Mr. Piolo Pascual, Ms. Maja Salvador and Ms. Morisette Amon are some of the guests. So, save the day and be one of the masses.

Furthermore, this program will never happen without the benevolence of the City Mayor.


Author: Ma. Joy Lachica

She is a freelancer and expert in online business. In addition, she’s committed to delivering high-quality work and reliable solution for her client.

Palayan City Produces New Breeds of Digital Marketers

The local government of Palayan City in partnership with the Department of Information & Communications Technology (DICT) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) launched the Digital Jobs Ph last August 5, 2019, and finally completed its directive on November 20, 2019. Thirty-two (32) scholars benefited from the activity and now well-equipped of skills & knowledge to conquer the freelancing world.

Palayan City ICT council head Hon. Adrianne Mae J. Cuevas and council member Hon. Julius “Mader” Sta. Maria attended the activity. Likewise, DICT Regional Director Engr. Reynaldo T. Sy and Provincial OIC Director Engr. Sinag Abello were present during the event.

Statements

Palayan City produces new breeds of digital marketers.

The scholars finally made it to the graduation day after 12 weeks of hurdles and sleepless nights. According to Ms. Ampy Fernandez, co-trainer of the activity,

“There were times that even its midnight, scholars continue to submit their tasks. I’ve been there. I have known your struggles since the beginning of the training.”

This statement shows how committed our trainees were during their journey.

Palayan City Digital Marketers

Moreover, Sir Jay Balan also said

“I will be waiting for the result of our training after 6 months. And within that timeframe, I wish that you’re utilizing what you have learned during our activity. Furthermore, I am hoping that you can find your freelancing purpose throughout your voyage.”

In addition, Regional Director Engr. Reynaldo Sy expresses his gratitude and heartfelt greetings before the scholars. He mentioned how the affair would be helpful for the scholars who participated in the undertaking.

“I am very much hopeful that this training serves its purpose. Please, apply all the learnings you gain from this activity to help yourself, your family and your community. I am optimistic that one day you’ll become a professional online freelance worker and have the chance to help others.”

Sincere Appreciations

Palayan City produces new breeds of digital marketers.

Furthermore, Palayan City Mayor Adrianne Mae J. Cuevas expresses her deepest thanks to the whole team of DICT for their untiring support for the vibrant city.

“Thank you, RD Sy, of DICT and Ms Sinag, the trainers, DTI, [M]SMEs and the graduates for all your support, patience & determination. I am hoping that from this day forward, we change lives of those involved in this wonderful program for the better.”

 “Once again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you very much.”, she further added. Besides, she managed to share her thoughts of another wave of scholars for the next Digital Jobs Ph training next time, “Til’ our next batch.”

Thank You, Mayor

This website also appreciates the dynamism of the city mayor of Palayan City, Hon. Adrianne Mae J. Cuevas for her initiative of bringing ICT in my beloved city. This endeavor won’t be possible without her full support and benevolence for Palayanos.


Author: Engr. Oscar P. Oganiza

Palayan City Website Developer

Oscar is an introvert type of person and the sole administrator of this site. He loves to play AutoChess during his free time.

DILG memorandum baffles Palayanos

The Department of Interior and Local Government on July 29, 2019 released Memorandum Circular 121 – 2019. This DILG memorandum refers to the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte during the 4th State of the Nation Address to clear roads of illegal structures and constructions.

The memorandum issues the local chief executives to reclaim all public roads from obstructions. Additionally, private entities which occupy thoroughfares must be at all cost remove their illegal constructions. Moreover, local authorities can revoke permits and certifications issued to them anytime.

Likewise, DILG demands LGUs to document significant results within 60 days of implementation.

Situation in Palayan City

In Palayan city, local authorities perform necessary measures to follow President Duterte’s order. Besides, LGU obliges barangay officials to follow orders to avoid non-compliance. Furthermore, administrative cases shall be filed against local officials pursuant to Local Government Code of 1991 if found disobedient.

Palayanos who realize their disobedience, follow DILG memorandum immediately. However, some citizens were not able to do so. Furthermore, they are questioning the memorandum whether it really demands the demolition of structures near the national roads. Additionally, they post pictures of utility poles of electric cooperative and corporation which must be the first to comply with the memorandum.

These pictures below show how the DILG memorandum baffles and frustrates Palayanos.

Today, some obstructions and illegal constructions along the national road had been demolished. On the other hand, citizens who hold land title aren’t afraid not to comply with the memorandum. Likewise, they believed that they have the right to occupy the area. However, according to this law, the government will take their property if necessary.

On top of that, the effectivity of the memorandum ends on September 30, 2019.


Author: Engr. Oscar P. Oganiza

Palayan City Website Developer


Oscar is an introvert type of person and the sole administrator of this site. He loves to play AutoChess during his free time.

Little Teemee wants to be a Minister of Iglesia Ni Cristo

During our early childhood, we were often asked the question “what would you want to be when you grow up?”. Typically, Asian children have a particular profession to choose from, either a doctor, lawyer, police or an engineer. But Timmy is different! He wants to be a minister of Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) “to be able to learn how to read the bible”!

Marcus Teemothy Tadiaman or also known as “Timmy” has surprised everyone in the audience of “Eat Bulaga” by his answers from the hosts’ questions. Eat Bulaga is one of the longest airing noon-time shows in the Philippines.

Teemee answer Eat Bulaga hosts' questions

Question & Answer

In the interview between the young host Ryzza Mae Dizon, co-host Jose Manalo and Timmy, in the segment of the show called “That’s my boy”, which Timmy was a contestant, Ryzza asked Timmy:

Ryzza Mae Dizon: “Anong gusto mo maging paglaki mo?”
Timmy: “Gusto ko po maging ministro.”

The young host was not familiar with the term “ministro”. She asked Jose “kuya Jose, anong Ministro?” Jose then explained that “ministro” or ministers are the brethren or members within ‘The Church of Christ’.

Intrigued by Timmy’s answer, the hosts asked him some follow-up questions:

Jose Manalo: “Bakit gusto mo maging Ministro?”
Timmy: “Gusto kong matuto magbasa ng bibliya.”
Jose Manalo: “Bakit gusto mong matuto magbasa ng bibliya?”
Timmy: “Gusto ko pong tulungan si Ka. Eduardo V. Manalo”

His answers amazed everybody in the audience and later heralded a good uproar among the people in social media.

Teemee wants to be a Minister of Iglesia Ni Cristo

Conversation in English

Ryzza Mae Dizon: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
Timmy: “I want to be a minister(of Iglesia Ni Cristo / Church of Christ)”
Ryzza Mae Dizon: “Jose, What’s a minister?”
Jose Manalo: “They are our brethren in the Church of Christ.”
To Timmy “Why did you want to be a minister?”
Timmy: “I want to learn how to read the bible”
Jose Manalo: “Why did you want to learn how to read the bible?”
Timmy: “so that I could help Brother Eduardo V. Manalo…”

Watch the full video below or play at 9:50

Church’ Global Success

Brother Eduardo V. Manalo is the current Executive Minister of the Church of Christ.
He visits the Districts and Locales of the church all over the world to preach and propagate God’s teachings.

Click here to know more about the Iglesia Ni Cristo

The Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) is a Christian religion whose primary purpose is to serve and worship the Almighty God based on His teachings recorded in the Bible. It is not a denomination or sect. It is neither affiliated to any federation or religious bodies nor itself an assembly of smaller churches or religious organizations.

The Iglesia Ni Cristo or Church of Christ is also known for doing incredible activities such as Evangelical Missions, Aid to Humanity, “Welcome my brethren” and many more throughout the world.

Place where Iglesia Ni Cristo Ministers congregates

INC has also bagged many records in the Guinness World Records including the World Wide Walk in 2014 and having the one to build the Largest Indoor Arena In the world which is the Philippine Arena.

Recently, Iglesia Ni Cristo has booked yet another Guinness World Record again for the “Most People Baptised” which was held in the Philippine Arena on the 7th of September 2019.

Update: Bro Timmy is currently registered at the local congregation of Templo Central

Watch the full video below or play at 9:50

What did you think about Timmy? Share your thoughts in the comments below.


Author: AB-Jay C. Baltazar


Working as a part-time clerk and Barista in Chillax Cafe, NZ. A casual writer employed by his own thoughts.

Digital Jobs Ph Training in Palayan City finishes its Second Week

Palayan City – The local government of Palayan City, in partnership with the Department of Information & Communication Technology (DICT) launches Digital Jobs Philippines Training on August 5, 2018 and finishes its 4th day (out of 14 days formal seminar and 21-day campaign) last Sept 10, 2019.

More than 100 applicants from different barangays of Palayan City were interviewed. Thirty (30) scholars were selected and underwent orientation seminar on August 28, 2019 at the Audio-Visual Room, City hall building, barangay Singalat, Palayan City.

Digital Jobs Ph scholars
Digital Jobs Ph scholars

DICT Luzon Cluster 2 Assistant Regional Director Antonio Padre and Councilor Julius “Mader” Sta. Maria of Palayan City LGU were present during the event and delivered inspirational messages for the scholars and MSMEs.

First Week – September 4 & 5, 2019

Mr. Jay Balan of Rippletrend Digital Marketing Services, resource speaker, shares his expertise about Digital marketing & E-commerce before the scholars and MSMEs.

Digital Jobs Ph first week of training
Digital Jobs Ph first week of training

Introduction to digital marketing & e-commerce were presented. Scholars and MSMEs were partnered together before the continuation of the afternoon session.

The first task that was given to the scholars was Brand development. It aims to understand the product of the MSME. The scholars were tasked to create a buyer persona of the MSME. This activity verifies what kind of market should the scholar target to sell the MSMEs products and/or services.

Second Week – September 9 & 10, 2019

To further equip the scholars with digital marketing skills, they tackled product photography, site map creation and introduction to the content management system, WordPress.

Digital Jobs Ph second week of training

They used improvised materials such as white cartolina and a smartphone’s camera on product photography. These materials were used to take photographs of the MSMEs products which will be uploaded on their website. See our scholars’ photography below.

Digital Jobs Ph scholar sample photography
This picture was taken by a Senior High School student of Palayan City National High School

The afternoon session was about site map creation and introduction to WordPress CMS. Site map defines as the list of pages of a website designed by programmers together with the owner during the planning phase.

Since the scholars initially site mapped their MSMEs, they started creating E-Commerce website using WordPress and WooCommerce plugin. WordPress and WooCommerce pages were listed and added on the sitemap after the installation process.

Other technical aspects they performed were SEO keyword, Google analytics and search console.


Author: Engr. Oscar P. Oganiza


Oscar is an introvert type of person and the sole administrator of this site. He loves to play AutoChess during his free time.

The Iglesia Ni Cristo Does Not Believe in the Supposed Dual Nature of Jesus

The Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) recognizes Jesus’ nature or state of being based solely on the teachings of the Bible. The belief that Jesus has a dual nature- that He is both God and man is not only without biblical basis but also directly goes against God’s teaching and that of Jesus himself.

As recorded in the Gospel according to John, Jesus is man in nature according to His own testimony.

The duality if Jesus’ nature is unbiblical because God clearly said:

“For I am God, and not man …” Hos. 11:9 NKJV.

Neither does God allow a man to be both man and God. The Bible explicitly states:

“Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Because your heart is lifted up, And you say, ‘ I am god, I sit in the seat of gods, In the midst of the seas, ‘ Yet you are a man, and not god, Though you set your heart as the heart of a god” Ezek. 28:2 NKJV.

Hence the belief the Jesus is both man and God is against God’s teaching.

Never did our Lord Jesus Christ teaches that aside from being a man, He is also God. In fact, when His disciples mistakenly thought that Jesus was a spirit, He corrected them:

“Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have” Luke 24:39 NKJV.

Jesus clarified that a spirit has no flesh and bones. Who was He referring to a Spirit? He said

“God is Spirit …” John 3:24 NKJV

Thus Jesus made clear that He is different from God -God is Spirit while He is a man in nature.

To prove further that He is not God, Christ said:

“Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to my Father, and to My God and your God” John 20:17 NKJV.

Jesus who will ascend is not the same God as the Father to whom He will ascend.

According to Jesus, how many gods should all people recognize? He said,

“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God … ” John 17:4 NKJV

Who is He referring to as “the only true God”? He is referring to the Father in heaven. “Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven and said: ‘Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify You’ John17:1 NKJV

Hence the Iglesia Ni Cristo does not believe in the supposed dual nature of Jesus because it is against the teachings of the Bible.

Source ► PASUGO June 2019

Hello, Love, Goodbye

Reminiscing the first night that we were together was something special. You opened up your secrets and shared your past. My focus was on you, you were my whole universe that night.  

Do you still remember that gentle pause, the deafening silence that surrounds us? That moment when our naked eyes met, a chilling sense which I still feel within my soul. You excused for a while and played a romantic song.   

The rhythm of the music touched my emotions. I was deeply moved by the melody of your voice as you whisper the lyrics of the song. You brought me into your empire where love exists. Regardless of what you’ve been through, you welcomed me unreservedly.

All you needed was someone who could understand, accept and listen to you. I hearkened to your badass stories. We giggled about every story you were able to share. I offered my life to you.

It wasn’t enough

Babe, all those time that we were together, I gave up everything for you. I chose to get myself broken just to fix you. I picked up all of your emotional remains and replaced it with my endless love. But it wasn’t enough.

I was afraid this time would come, that you might go away. I have learned to live my life beside you. When that day comes, maybe I’ll just dream of you every night. And if into my dream you’ll come, I’ll just keep on dreaming till my heartaches end.

I am happy that I had loved you.

Today, luckily, you are ready to love again. Now, Here I am, unfortunately, left alone, unfolding stories on how to fix somebody’s broken heart thru self-sacrifice.


Author: JC Matunan


JC is ponder and deliberate manager. He loves to penetrate discretely and dominate massively

Temporary People, Permanent Damage

You! I am the person you dumped, yes, the one you hurt the most. The one who at all times cried at night and dumbfounded during daytime. The person that always says “yes, I’m okay!” But deep inside, shattered, in pain and dying.

I tried to get your attention every day. To the point that I painstakingly chose not to talk to you. Myself became so stupid, that I refused to listen to my friends’ advice. I hate to admit that at this very moment, I am still in love with you.

You’re the reason why I became more sensitive. The experiences we had hurt me so much, it made me cry all night. It turns out to be I get easily affected by movies which reminds me of us.

To tell you the truth, every night I fell asleep listening to the music which devastated my entire self, feelings and emotions. Sometimes I wish I could easily move on from everything we’ve been through, but at some point, I found myself crying inside this empty room. I am afraid that I might see you joyful with someone else.

Time heal all wounds

Hopefully, I would be able to forget all these heartaches and gradually move on. I have friends whom will make me smile and see the beauty of life without you. They are going to help me forget the agony you had cause.

I wish you didn’t regret all of your actions. Because if you do, you aren’t welcome into my life anymore. I’m gonna make you suffer from all of the sorrows you brought into my life. Karma will surely enjoy playing with you. And you will die of griefs and distress, you’ll remember how you ruined my faithful heart.

When the pain you left hurts no more, I am no longer in love with you. You’re going to be forgotten throughout my entire life as if you never existed. Everything will never come back.


Author: JC Matunan


JC is ponder and deliberate manager. He loves to penetrate discretely and dominate massively .

Computer Engineers Should Focus more on Innovations against Climate Change.

The incessant rains caused by southwest monsoon few days ago resulted to the flooding of some portions in Metro Manila. Due to heavy downpour of rain last Friday, the government forced to declare class suspensions. Government and private company workers were sent home at 3:00 pm.

Heavy rains are caused by climate change. An increase in temperature also results to heavier precipitation. A warmer atmosphere holds up and dumps more water. Heavy rainfall does not mean it will, however, the potential flood on certain areas increase.

Computer Engineers Today

Nowadays, computer engineers mainly focus on developing mobile applications. Due to its high-demand in the market, they put an effort to address different problems in different industries. On my remark, their attention is more on software applications. They are also employed in big companies as network engineers and senior consultants.

Institute of Computer Engineers of the Philippines – Singapore Chapter

Computer engineering students today are more focused on Internet of Things and interconnected devices as their research papers. Upon my observation, one area of their concentration is also on website development. However, these research papers have not been addressing climate change.

The Right Maneuver

According to UN, by 2030, we should be able to achieve these 17 Sustainable Development Goals. There are 6 sustainable goals which I think addresses climate change. (7) Affordable and clean energy, (9) industry, innovation and infrastructure, (11) sustainable cities and communities, (13) climate action, (14) life below water and (15) life on land. And during the course of my studies, I have encountered several problems we are currently facing which signifies the need to attain the 17 SDGs.

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With that, as students and professionals, we should be concentrating on innovation which focuses on combatting climate change. There are technological innovations in different industries where we could help in battling global warming and climate change.

Air ink start-up company that produces ink is a great example. These inks were made up of air-pollution matter. Carbon sooth from chimney, exhaust pipes of cars and generators were filtered. Filtered carbon matter gone through series of processes to produce ink.

You could also develop an artificial tree or leaves which traps carbon particulates and turn it into usable material. Innovation of clean energy sources to reduce carbon emissions of coal power plants. The development of cheap e-vehicles is also one-way to reduce carbon emission.

There are many feasible ways to fight the effects of climate, from prevention to mitigation purposes. It is up to you.   

Wrapping it up

Since my attendance on different training workshops, I have noticed the vital role of technology in fighting against climate change. During my graduate studies, we have tackled different technological advancements which lessens carbon emissions.

According to this article, humans could be displaced by the effects of climate change by 2050. The world we are living would be facing intense heatwaves, heavy rains and flooding, reduction of crop yields, sea level rise and forest destruction.

People displaced by flooding

Fellow professional computer engineers, we must do everything that we can to prevent the apocalypse. We have the capacity to do so. Brilliant young minds should spearhead on the development of effective technology. Seniors and professionals should assist other institutions on combating climate change.

With these strategies, we could lengthen the lives of different species living on earth including us.


Author: Engr. Oscar P. Oganiza


Oscar is an introvert type of person and the sole administrator of this site. He loves to play AutoChess during his free time.