Outbreak (Warner Bros. 1995)

Outbreak Movie Poster

“While Surfing: On the Ebola Virus” by Hannah Ledesma reminded me to share the movie, Outbreak (Warner Bros. 1995) which dramatizes the possible medical emergency scenario caused by Ebola Virus.

While watching, try to situate yourself in this scenario:

Who are you in this event? How will you act?

As an advertising student with 6 units of science courses, what do you do to make use of this Advertising and Science Education?

Embedding the video found by co-author “While Surfing: On the Ebola Virus”

NS102 with Hama

Following the recent global anxiety about great mortality rates of citizens in west Africa, several Youtube channels have covered this story with the intent to educate and inform the rest of the world on this dangerous albeit unfamiliar disease.


While surfing one of my favourite science channels, SciShow, I saw this video summarizing the Ebola virus’ casualties, a synopsis of its history, transmission and the current state in Africa. The link below will lead you to the video.




Video Summary:

  • 2nd Deadliest Disease 
  • Bats were the initial carriers
  • a.k.a. Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever or Ebola Virus Disease
  • The most violent species of right now is the Zebov with a fatality rate of 83%
  • Coined “Ebola” because of its place origin, the Ebola river
  • 2014 has 1,323 infected out of which 729 have died
  • It causes flu-like symptoms of vomiting and diarrhoea then destroys the capillaries until all of the patient’s…

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In Hopes That It Will Be a True Good Film (A Ranting Essay on the Philippine Film Industry)

Curious and Befuddled

Last 16th of August, 2014, a familiar face came about within the school grounds of the University of Sto. Tomas.

marian 1 Marian Rivera at ‘Bad Ang Sinungaling’ shooting site (UST) rhyzza Rhyzza Mae Dizon at ‘Bad Ang Sinugnaling’ shooting site (UST)

It was Marian Rivera and Rhyzza Mae Dizon!


Rejoice! Rejoice! A celebrity! How fun, exciting!




Apparently, it was a shooting for a scene from an upcoming 2015 MMFF film entitled Bad And Sinungaling. Now, I have totally no idea what the plot of this film is going to be, but judging by the actors and the crew gathered, I am not psyched at all.

Starting up with Vic Sotto, Marian Rivera, and Rhyzza Mae Dizon as (most probably) the main cast, and end it with the director of photography, Lee Meily, and director Marlon Rivera, I can only see the bleak future of the Philippine film…

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Here is why you shouldn’t kill spiders!


Do you usually kill spiders? If yes, well then you should stop. Spiders almost never bite people. If we didn’t have spiders, the world would over populate with bugs, and they would practically take of the whole world (and they would also be huge). All spiders are poisonous, but there are very few that can actually make you sick or cause serious illness. Plus most spider fangs are really small! So please, think twice before you kill these tiny creatures. 



Tree by Audrey Servillon (3AD-7)


There are kids up in the tree,

Day and Night they don’t eat,

I wonder where their mommy went,

Imagine the times they could have spent


They’re all just simple,

Cute and they have dimples,

I wonder why their mommy left,

If that was me, I couldn’t bear that in my chest


The storm is coming,

Viscous and astounding,

But the kids are still playing,

Their happiness left my saying,

‘Oh my God, why are they still playing,

They better start running’


Beyond is the massive flood,

They should hurry before they get stuck in the mud,

I screamed as if I wasn’t in the 17th floor,

But my voice didn’t reach the ground floor


I cry from what I see,

Little children died with the tree,

If only the tree was strong,

Nothing would’ve gone wrong

(Sir this is the poem I created since I didnt join the contest)

When You Smile

By Aenro Mikko M. Gubatina

Rom Cumagun on location shooting a video for a blog regarding Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall anniversary.

For countless hours I wait thee

Wind howling but silent

Even your shadow I cannot see

My heart stops and tightens

Through rustling trees, I walk the aisle

Counting cobblestones looking down

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From Left: Rom Cumagun’s 2nd daughter, Angela Marie Cumagun; best friend and wife, Pelagia Cumagun; youngest daughter, Marie Yvonne Cumagun

Light shimmers… thy beauty with a smile

Took away my lips of weary and frown

Sweet and contagious lips of angel

No mere demons should defile

Removed my lonely pulse like a spell

Just one glance when you smile





Scientific Reference:

HowStuffWorks; Explanation Why Smiling Causes Happiness
Italicized words has scientific explanation in the reference/link (Why Smiling Causes Happiness)

(This poem is for the academic requirement for Mr. Rom Cumagun only and not for the Creative Writing Workshop of Varsitarian)


How come Sunset is Red?

by Kristen Anne Uy, 3AD-7

The sunset shines upon the ground,

With people standing, staring, astound,

The colors soaking into them,

The art evoking heart in them.

I find them very pretty

I watch them glisten upon my city

But I always see myself ponder in bed

Why oh why are they color red

When the time has come for sun to veer

The sunlight goes through more of the atmosphere

Light scatters and only shades of red pass our eyes so clear

And that learning, I will share to my peers


Authors Note: Since I will not be joining the creative writing workshop of the varsitarian, I created this short poem to comply with Sir Cumagun’s requirement. 🙂

What Does Sound Look Like?

What Does Sound Look Like?

What If The Moon Was a Disco Ball?

posted by Ihna Marie S. Del Rosario

What if the Moon was a Disco Ball?