Tips When Printing Envelopes

If you are someone who owns a business, you should realize that you will need to send physical mailers to your potential customers or long-existing clients about special offers or promotions or updates about your services. However, when printing envelops, there are a couple of things that you should keep in mind such as:

Size:  Envelops are generally measured in “C: sizes which corresponds to the usual “A” sizes for papers. At the same time, you have to decide what kind of envelope you would want to print of either one of the two; wallet-size or pocket-size. Keep in mind that wallet-size envelopes open on the long edge as compared to a pocket envelope which opens on the shorter edge.

Windows: A lot of envelopes are available with either a window or without one. Always think of how you will strategically utilize the envelopes. This means that you should refrain from putting an address sticker over the window since this is not a good practice so printing both of these at the onset of the envelope printing should be done.

Colours: Envelope printing often uses full colors or between one to four colors though you have to take into account that the more colors you use, the more expensive it becomes.

These are but a few factors that should be considered when printing envelopes for your marketing campaigns.

Malampaya Funds Misuse

“Tuwid na Daan” has been THE P-Noy administration tagline ever since its inception. This road map to progress so to speak advocates transparency, proper implementation, devoid of twists and turns that lead to corruption and poor performance (with the current administration aiming to be the opposite of the former administration).

It is funny and ironic therefore that sub-standard roads are at the center of one of the biggest corruption issues right now.

The issue on Malampaya, particularly on the misuse of its funding in the form of poor and sub-standard infrastructure projects in Palawan, has been on-going for the past few weeks and is set to resume tomorrow, February 7.

Photos of these projects in question have been presented in the first hearing, and it remains a question how these projects have even been approved in the first place. The photos shown below are from a facebook page on the Malampaya Fund Misuse. Take note that these are taken post-implementation. Yes, these are “completed” projects already.

Malampaya Fund Misuse

 While we may all be aware that there is corruption everywhere in this country, it is still maddening to see how blatant some people would get, just to steal money. For goodness sakes, at least have the decency to build something worthy of being a road.

It is also worth noting that these projects were all pegged at 20 Million Pesos each, this despite the poor (or even absence) of implementation as shown by the photos.

At the end of the day, whether or not this hearing turns out to be fruitful, it is good that something is being done to hold the people in charge of these funds accountable for their actions. As to whether they get punished, I remain doubtful, given that they were able to get away with this travesty in the first place.

But it pays to be hopeful.

Earth Day 2012 on Google Doodle

Lovely flowers on Google Doodle!
Earth Day 2012

Happy Earth Day everyone!

Earth Day is an annual event that aims to increase worldwide awareness and appreciation of Mother Earth and our natural environment. It is a continuous campaign that invites everyone to protect and preserve Earth’s beauty. Earth Day 2012 theme is “Mobilize the Earth“.

According to earthday.org:

The Earth Day 2012 campaign is designed to provide people with the opportunity to unite their voices in a call for a sustainable future and direct them toward quantifiable outcomes, using vehicles such as petitions, the Billion Acts of Green; campaign, and events.

Earth Day 2012 will act as a launch pad for growing the environmental movement and will put forth a bold declaration demanding immediate action to secure Renewable Energy for All and a sustainable future for our planet. The movement will be comprised of individuals of every age from all corners of the Earth, and will call upon local, national, and international leaders to put an end to fossil fuel subsidies, embrace renewable energy technology, improve energy efficiency, and make energy universally accessible.

You can also see the the running campaigns of the Earth Day Network within the official page.

As for me, I think I can participate all the year through by practicing the 3R’s – Reuse, Reduce, Recycle. That’s pretty simple but I believe it can make a big difference. I am so positive that everyone wants to have a better and cleaner place on Earth. It’s so nice to see that most establishments support plastic-less operation. Paper bags are now being used as packages so this can lessen the undecomposed trash. Papers are easier to recycle and dispose than plastics.

Let’s do our best to protect the Earth!

A Thousand Points of Light

I was not able to join “A Thousand Points of Light” activity in Payatas last Saturday so the most that I can do now is promote this campaign to increase mass awareness and invite more volunteers. I’m sharing the PR material from one of the Pinoy Bloggers:

Press Release: Isang Litrong Liwanag Campaign aims to light up a thousand homes in Payatas


A Thousand Points of Light is the first large-scale activity of the Isang Litrong Liwanag (A Liter of Light) Project of MyShelter Foundation. The three-day activity, happening on 1-3 July 2011 aims to to bring ‘sustainable’ and ‘green’ lighting technology to 1,000 homes in the Payatas community.

MyShelter Foundation is a non-profit, non-government organization, established in 2005 by its founder and executive director Illac Diaz with a trust of finding uncommon solutions to common problems. Through the years, it has introduced groundbreaking social enterprise, appropriate technologies, and alternative construction in the Philippines, pioneering projects such as the Pier One Seafarer’s Dormitory, the Design Against the Elements (DAtE) (www.designagainsttheelements.org) competition, and the Bottle School Project. With the help and support of partners, sponsors and volunteers, MyShelter Foundation continues to create a system of sustainability and reliability through its capability-building and employment-generating projects.

Isang Litrong Liwanag

There will be light...

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The Pencil Project For A Brighter Future

We can measure statistics of children without the means of Basic Education, we can measure poverty, we can measure the rising crime rate, and we can even measure the cost of ignorance. But can we truly measure the potential of a child? By providing these children with the materials wherein they can continue to learn, we are offering them a brighter future.

- Dr. Rudy Sabater, HWH Director

Since the 1st day of this month, Hotelwithheart .com (HWH) in partnership with Dynamic Teen Company has been campaigning for HWH Pencil Project Signature which aims to provide pencils for the underprivileged children of DTC. The month-long campaign hopes to raise 10, 000 pencils for DTC by gathering signatures on the HWH Facebook Page. For every signup, HWH will donate one pencil to DTC to support “Kariton Klasrum Project”.

A single click from you can make a big difference! Here’s the link to get started:

The Pencil Project

You, too, can make small yet significant difference in other people's lives!

The Power of Pencil:
In the hands of artists, our minds are exposed to beauty.
In hands of inventors, our lives have been improved.
In the hands of writers, our souls are lifted to greater heights.

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