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An Invitation from Knowriel.com 

Hello. Welcome to our Filipino Help Desk.


This blog site, ProjectPilipinas.com, is made possible by Knowriel.com.

My name is Noriel Panganiban and I am personally inviting you to visit Knowriel.com – an Educational Website for all.


If you are a Filipino or Pinoy who needs help in study, business, or career, there is a group that is willing to assist you. You can be anyone of the following:


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  • An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) who's returning back to the Philippines for good and wants to start a profitable business. Knowriel.com and its chief Business Coach have great business advise for you.

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  • A Filipino who's just looking for advise about his life, business, or anything that would bring him success, you are welcome to visit Knowriel.com. Don't worry, we will speak in the native tongue or Tagalog to make the conversation easier and more meaningful.



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If you want to start or grow your business or if you want to enhance your career as a professional, this website is certainly for you.

Anyone can certainly use this website as tool for study, business development, information search, and as an organization’s knowledge base. Each page is designed to give you the ideas, knowledge and information that are timely, practical and in a much easier to understand presentation, something that is comprehensive, meaningful, and best of all – for FREE.

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I can’t wait for you to explore this website and use it as your own guide. Please share this invitation with your friends, family, workmates, colleagues, and connections. Enjoy and best of luck to your business and career.

Thank you,

Noriel Panganiban
Founder of ProjectPilipinas.com and Knowriel.com


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“I Love Baguio City” - My Travel Story in the Summer Capital of the Philippines

The Strawberry Farm, Burnham Park, Mines View Park, the Mansion, Wright Park, Lourdes Grotto, and Session Road; these are among of the popular landmarks in the more commonly known “Summer Capital of the Philippines” – Baguio City. Why so? Well, the temperature here seldom exceeds 26 degree centigrade. During the cold season of December to February, the temperature falls down to even below 10 degree centigrade. The record low temperature was 6.3 degree and that was on January 18, 1961.
Going to this cold city in the mountainous province of Benguet, Philippines is a six to seven hours travel by passenger utility bus from Manila. Starting from EDSA, traversing the NLEX, entering SCTEX, exiting the province of Tarlac and going through the neighbouring provinces of Pangasinan and La Union, and then exploring the zigzag road of either the Marcos Highway, the Kennon Road or the Naguilian Road, the coldest place in the Philippines will be reached. Baguio is about 250 kilometers from Manila an…

Great Travel Tips to Boracay, Bohol, Palawan and the Whole Philippines You Many Not Want to Hear

Exploring the Philippines these days is absolutely a great experience for travelers like you – maybe not when you read this whole article. With all these beautiful tourism spots and unexplored places with amazing wonders, giving it a try visiting the country is absolutely one of a kind – but can also be the reason for stress.

So how do you find the Philippines so far? Good? I hope it is.




This blog article, sorry, is not meant to please you. Here, I am going to expose some unusual stuffs happening around the country and that you, as a traveler, should be wary about since this has something to do with your comfort, safety, and overall well-being. By all means, I want to be clear that this is not written to serve as a travel ban. You may proceed with your bookings, follow your itineraries, and calm yourself down. Caveat is, for as long as you know or understand what’s going on, there is nothing much to worry about.

First, let me try to explain the political situation in the country and why …

Who are These OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers) and Why are They the Modern Heroes of the Philippines

After the turn of the millennium, the Philippine government launches this campaign program calling the overseas Filipino workers or OFWs as “Mga Bagong Bayani ng Bayan” (Modern Heroes of the Nation). From then onwards, different organizations established programs giving awards and recognitions to selected OFWs who did a remarkable contribution or action to their family, friends, work or in general, to the country.

Q1: OFW ka ba? Q2: Bakit? A1: Eh kasi dating mo pa lang, mayaman ka na. Boom!
(Q1: Are you an OFW? Q2: Why? A1: Because with just the way look, it seems that you’re rich. Boom!)




At present, OFWs around the world are estimated to be around 12 – 14 million. This is approximately 10 – 12 percent of the Philippines total population. These OFWs are distributed to many countries all over the globe majority of whom are in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Singapore, Hongkong, Taiwan, South Korea, and Italy. Immigrant workers in the United States, Australia and Europe are als…

The Divisoria Malls - Defining Shopping in the Philippines

They call it the 168 Mall. It is one of the busiest places in the Philippines during shopping days like Christmas season when longing for enjoyment and relaxation is on the air once again. From Cavite, my home place, going to Divisoria, it will take you about an hour travel under normal traffic flow.

What is in this place? Well, Divisoria is the Bargain Shopping Capital of the Philippines. This is where wholesale and retail prices make shoppers say “WOW!” on delight. Visiting this place will definitely give you a realization about shopping on a different dimension. Find out why on the next paragraphs.

On the Photo: The Popular 168 Mall in Divisoria, Manila, Philippines


Divisoria is located in Binondo, Manila. It is accessible via Quiapo(where the famous Black Nazarene of Quiapo Church is) thru Recto Avenue and via Lawton near Manila City Hall. Divisoria has been there since the early 90’s. As it is near the North Harbour, Manila’s main seaport, the freshest and cheapest products usuall…

Filipinos! Here is My Free Education Advocacy that I Want You to Know

In the Philippines, we often hear this statement from the Filipinos about education:

“Hindi hadlang ang kahirapan para makatapos ng pag-aaral.” Poverty is not a hindrance to finish education.
I completely disagree! Allow me to explain my side.

Millions of Filipinos are unable to step highschool and even college because of the hardships in life we have in our country. Many are poor and therefore cannot afford the cost of education in the Philippines. If paying 5,000 to 20,000 pesos per semester in a Philippine college is already tough, then how about more the daily baon, school projects, transportation allowance, boarding house, and extra expenses?


Wake up! This is the truth. That Filipino statement with all respect, if I were you, forget it. Accept the fact that you cannot just earn your education in the Philippines because you are poor.

This is not an insult to anyone. I am from a poor family but I was able to complete a college degree despite of that. If you really want to find a solution…

My Red Owner-Type Jeep Driving Adventures in Cavite, Philippines

About a year ago, I was really fortunate for having this second-hand owner-type jeep. Since then, I was given the chance to drive on nearby places here in Cavite I always wish I had been into before. I am also happy to say that my low-cost camera now has a good companion in blogging, a low-cost red jeep. I could say that telling good stories is now a bit better for I can capture the right views at the right angle, at the right point (not when I used to commute and take photos from the passenger’s window, just like when I travel to Baguio City years back). Now, I can pull over and take the best shots I can, though not at all times.


My Red Owner-Type Jeep 
And so I have this great experiences in exploring the inner side (places not often talked about) of the province of Cavite where I had been living for almost a decade. Places like Pala-Pala, Trece Martires, Aguinaldo Shrine, Indang and Tagaytay are now within reach, of course with some money for the gasoline and eating. The previous blo…

Decoding the Meaning Behind the Creative Photos of a Filipino Local Traveler

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In this photo, obviously, he’s into “planking” and interestingly, he did it on top of the “I love ABRA” signage. Well, planking became famous here in the Philippines just a few years back. It is actually an exercise and at the same time a self-test for mental toughness. That idea if you can endure to hold your position for a long time and to also do it in a public place is a form of creative communication. Yes, it is gr…

I am Planting for the Economy of the Philippines – "Para sa Ekonomiya"

Here in the Philippines, I believe some Filipinos are quite familiar with the phrase “Para sa ekonomiya” (for the economy). We used to say “Ginagawa ko ito para sa ekonomiya” (I’m doing this for the economy). That funny tone of saying it but somehow with sincerity in the mind, that’s what made this tagline popular for quite some time. Okay, I guess you know who started this craze (Google it).



Now, let me state my version of saying it, with this simple story I want to share with you.

Around February of this year (2017), we asked the permission of our neighbor if we can plant on her front yard. This neighbor of ours and a close friend of my wife as well is now living in the United States and since her departure about 2 years ago, her front lot is becoming crowded with weeds and grasses. Fortunately, she allowed us. We took the chance of cleaning the abandoned yard and see if we can grow some vegetables there. Here are some shots of those days when we turned this lot into something benef…

The Truth that Liars Know: the Highways to Poverty Exist in the Philippines

Ask the true "probinsyano" (local term for people living in the provinces) about Manila and you’ll be surprised of what they would tell you:

“Gustong-gusto ko talagang makarating diyan kaso wala akong pamasahe” (I really want to go there but I have no money for the transportation.)
“Nakikita ko sa TV, madaming pasyalan at lugar na pwedeng mapaglibangan diyan. Sana makarating ako diyan” (I can see on TV and there are lots of parks and places to relax and enjoy there. I want to reach that place.)
“Gustong-gusto kong marating at makapag-trabaho sa Maynila” (I really want to go and work at Manila.)
These words are just some of the very common answers that will come out from their mouth. Many want to go to Manila despite of the uncertain fate waiting for them there. The sad truth is that it is still going to be a very sacrificial and long time endeavor once that they step on this capital city of the Philippines. Majority of the people going to Manila are not becoming successful. Mo…

Ignorance of the Law: Chasing for Changes in the Country of the Kayumangging-Kaligatan

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On the Photos: Typical Street Life in the Philippines
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