Road Accidents in The Philippines

Convincing someone to get to talk about life insurance in the Philippines setting could be really hard. And let’s be honest, this isn’t something that we can just casually discuss as it throws in the topic of death, separation, responsibilities, and money to the conversation.

If you really think about it, getting life insurance can be strategic.  Of course, no one can really tell when a person will really die. But that what life insurance is for. Its ultimate purpose is that in case untimely death of the holder, the dependents that will be left behind will not have to carry the burden of worrying for the expense of the death care service.

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Now, there are many cause of an untimely death. According to the World Health Organization, road injuries ranks number 10 as the main cause of untimely death. Road injuries kill more than HIV/AIDS which only ranks at the 13th spot.  This data seems to reflect well in the Philippine setting as the Road Crash Statistics Report of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s Metro Manila Accident Recording and Analysis System reported that in the National Capital Region alone in 2015, there are a total of 95,615 road accidents. In this data, 517 were considered as fatal accidents.

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In Tanay Rizal, 15 people, mostly consisting of students of Bestlink College of the Philippines, met an untimely death when the tour bus they were on lost its brake and rammed an electric post while they were on their way into a camping trip.

Ten of the victims died on the spot while the five others died in the hospital. Included in the casualties are the driver of the said bus and a teacher.

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Just after the Lenten break, April 18, 2017, an over-loaded mini bus fell into a 100 feet deep ravine along a winding road near the boundary of Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya on their way back to Manila and Ilocos. The said accident has claimed 29 dead passengers, including a six-month infant and 7 other children.  Many are still critically wounded and 38 were injured.

According to a survivor, the accident occurred when the said bus tried to overtake another bus but then its engine stopped. The driver lost control of the vehicle when he was trying to restart the engine on a sloping part of the road.

Many factors may have contributed to these accidents like human error and the condition of the roadways in the Philippines but we cannot deny that these two cases show how unpredictable death can really be. One moment they were just taking a vacation, camping, having a laugh with their friends and family, enjoying their Lenten break—the next moment, they are gone. Families are left grieving. Dreams are shattered. A million conversations will be left unsaid.

With all this accidents occurring in the roads of the Philippines, it leads us back to our previous discussion about life insurance. Will we be ready when death takes us?

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4 Reasons Why You Should Buy a House and Lot For Sale in Lapu-Lapu City

Are you one of those who like experiencing the best of both worlds? At Lapu-Lapu, you enjoy the comfort of island-living at the heart of a bustling city. The highly urbanized area is a first city income region in the “Queen City of the South.” The city occupies most of Mactan Island, a well-known tourist destination, plus a few other panoramic islands in Cebu.

Here are several advantages of living in Lapu-Lapu if you’re planning on buying a house and lot any time soon:

Rich Historical and Cultural Background

Rich Historical and Cultural Background Lapu-lapu City House in Cebu
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The history of Lapu-Lapu City influences the cultural involvementof its residents. Most of the celebrations showcase different cultural interests, Spanish reflections, ancestral legacy and modern trends.

People from around the country also flock to Lapu-Lapu City to take a peek at the marvelous  Lapu-Lapu Shrine. It serves as a symbol of courage and success by defeating the Spaniards.

Lapu-Lapu is best known as the hero of the Battle of Mactan which happened on April 27, 1521. This historic duel stopped the invasion of Magellan in Cebu and delayed the Spanish occupation by over forty years.

 

Comfortable Island-Living

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If you want a change of view, investing on a house and lot in Lapu-Lapu might be a smart thing to do . The hustle and bustle of the city can sometimes be quite overwhelming. This is why moving to one of the most beautiful islands in the whole world is a nice way to settle down.

People save a lot of money just to be closer to the pristine waters of Cebu but being a resident will save you a whole lot more. Imagine taking the time to sit down while watching the sun set each evening.  The gorgeous island of Lapu-Lapu will offer you relaxation and enjoyment like no other.

 

Mouthwatering Delicacies

Mouthwatering Delicacies in Lapu-lapu City house Cebu
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Who wouldn’t want a bite of Cebu’s lechon, chicharon, danggit, otap, chorizo de Cebu and dried mangoes? These can be found in almost every part of Cebu and Lapu-Lapu is no exception. You will definitely embark on a gastronomic journey that will make you want more.

The most famous delicacy in Cebu is lechon. It’s not your ordinary roasted pig. This delicacy is prepared with ingredients that make it stand out on its own. The flavors are just bursting with every bite.  It has even gained worldwide recognition when top chef Anthony Bourdain declared Cebu lechon as the “best pig ever” on his hit travel-food show “No Reservations.”

 

Colorful Cultural Events

Colorful Cultural Events in House Lapu-Lapu City
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Way before the arrival of the Spaniards, Sinulog was danced by the natives in honor of their wooden idols or anitos. With the Spaniards’ arrival came the advent of Christianity. This festival is an annual cultural and religious celebration where residents from Cebu participate in street dancing. It is one of the major events not only in the island but also highly anticipated by the whole country.

 

Transportation and Travel

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The Mactan-Cebu International Airport is the second busiest airport in the Philippines and is located in Lapu-Lapu. We live in a time where the “economy of speed” is prioritized and l  iving near an airport isn’t just for the purpose of accessibility, it’s also essential for individuals and businessmen to stay competitive in the 21st century.

Aside from these, Cebuanos are also known for their hospitality. It wouldn’t be a shock if people from all over the country would buy a house and lot for sale in Lapu-Lapu City. Enjoying the atmosphere away from the urban jungle would be a nice change, wouldn’t it?

7 Fun Family Summer Activities to Do in Your House and Lot in Bacolod

It can be a bit overwhelming when you’re living in a city filled with wondrous summer getaways. With a wide array of tourist destinations, looking for an escapade with the family can be a tough decision. Don’t worry, if you haven’t decided on your summer escapade yet, here are 7 fun activities that will make you and your family beam in the “City of Smiles.”

Make ice cream sandwiches

Make ice cream sandwiches in your Bacolod house
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What better way to beat the heat than this delicious treat? Ice cream is one of the most important food of the summer. It helps you cool down, it’s a yummy treat both for kids and adults, and it steams down hot heads. Ice cream sandwiches are not that hard to do. Bake some cookies (or brownies) then pair them off with the ice cream flavor of your choice. To make this even more delightful, top them off with sprinkles or M&M’s!

 

Have a backyard luau

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Yes, you can turn your backyard into a tropical paradise. Create a lively, tropical atmosphere replete with festive colors. There’s nothing quite like a luau to enjoy everything that this sultry season brings: warm temperature, shakes and smoothies and an array of tropical food items that will help you celebrate the fleeting days of summer.

 

…or a backyard campfire

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A campfire is a great addition to your backyard. It’s an entertaining and cozy way to sit together, chat and enjoy roasted hotdogs or tasty s’mores under the stars.

 

Gardening

Gardening Bacolod House
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Here’s a way to adorn your home in Bacolod without having to spend a huge amount of money. All you need are recycled cans, paint and miniature plants. First, you have to get your kids creative with the used cans. Second, fill your cans with rocks (for drainage) and a small scoop of soil. The last step is to carefully add in the small plant and you can now have your very own mini garden.

 

Make homemade pizza

Make homemade pizza at your Bacolod House
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One of the best feelings in the world is sharing a whole pan of warm pizza with your loved ones. Getting in the kitchen together, where everyone gets to pitch in their own pizza ideas is a simple but enjoyable way to get your kids busy this summer.

 

Create your own glamping site

Create your own glamping site at Bacolod
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You don’t have to go too far to go glamping. You can now experience the great outdoors without having to spend thousands. Setting up those tents may be a tedious work but you can gather the kids to help you pitch them up. Just make sure to bring a bug zapper along.

 

Game Night

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There are a ton of board games that you and your family can engage in. Your fun night does not have to be that complicated. Just take out a board game like Monopoly and enjoy it while munching on your homemade pizza.

It’s good to break away from technology every once in a while. Engaging in these kinds of recreational activities with your kids is a cool and different way to have an unforgettable summer in your house and lot in Bacolod.