Site Revival 2017

So it's been more than 5 years since I launched Educated Juan. This site is now being revived after becoming dormant in 2013 due to a technical setback. I would like to emphasize that this is NOT some fake/alternative news site or a forum for trolls. It just sounds like one, which is why I had apprehensions... Continue Reading →

RM Nisperos Site

NOTE: This is a 2012 article, currently being updated for 2017. The website pertained in the article still exists but now caters to a narrower audience and sports a more professional look. RMnisperos.com is the blog site of RM Nisperos who, as defined by others, is a financial analyst, entrepreneur, sport enthusiast, amateur musician, self-proclaimed... Continue Reading →

Weather-based Philippine Vacations

NOTE: 2012 article, updated for 2017 (including updated image credit on end). With the endless torrential rains in the Philippines, it is quite discouraging and even dangerous to go to the various travel hot spots: beaches, mountains, tourist destinations, and the like. Add to this mix the constant promos of airlines for the lean months,... Continue Reading →

Inundation and the Follies of Man

In the direct path of the typhoon belt and constantly under the heavy monsoon clouds, the Philippines, the tropical country in the edge of the Pacific, is in a rather tight corner in terms of weather events. And within a span of five years, we have been experiencing extreme events such as long droughts, heat waves,... Continue Reading →

Vitamin C Overdose

I recently got sick with the flu and was absent from work for a couple of days. My doctor recommended that I should gulp down as much Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) as I could to strengthen my immune system, rather than taking some medication that only relieves the symptoms of the sickness. It's common knowledge... Continue Reading →

Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

NOTE: This is a 2012 article, currently being updated for 2017. Budget indicated therein is already outdated. Juan's Budget: Php 1,300 (excluding travel from Manila) Juan's Duration: 2 Days As a tropical country with 7,107 islands, and with an overall coastline longer than that of the United States, the Philippines has a lot of world-class... Continue Reading →

Davao Xcelerator Zipline

NOTE: This is a 2012 article, currently being updated for 2017. Budget indicated therein is already outdated. Juan's Budget: Php 300 (One time) or Php 500 (Unlimited) Juan's Duration: 1 Hour Believe it or not, zip lines were actually born out of necessity. These said lines were first used about a century ago at the... Continue Reading →

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