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Davao Oriental is the region's best kept secret.  The region's frontier for ADVENTURE, CULTURE and NATURE. It is a province with beauty beyond imagination.

It is located in the Southeastern part of the Philippines with a land area of 5,164.36 square kilometers comprising 26.6% of the total land area of Davao Region.  


About 300 years ago, Davao Oriental was merely a part of Caraga Province, forming part of the Encomienda de Bislig with the Encomienda de Seargao, Butuan, and Tandag.  The province became historically important in 1846, when a distinguished Attorney-at-Law, Don Jose Uyanguren, upon the order of Gov. Narciso Claveria, organized settlements with considerable inhabitants south of the Encomienda de Bislig.  Today, these are the municipalities of Baganga, Governor Generoso and Mati.

As the settlement continued to grow, Don Jose was able to crush Datu Bago, a Bagobo chieftain who ruled Samal Island and marked his conquest on the vast lush region beyond the island.  In February 27, 1849, Gov. Claveria decreed the partition of Caraga province in two.  The northern portion was named Surigao Province, with Surigao town as the capital, and the southern part of Eastern Mindanao, including Davao Gulf, was named Nueva Guipozcoa in honor of his natal town in Spain with Caraga Town as its capital.  But, for expediency in matters of administration, Nueva Guizpozcoa was placed under the direct supervision and control of Commandancia de Bislig.  Later, Nueva Guipozcoa was renamed Davao.

In 1898, Davao became a district of the Moro Province created as part of Mindanao by the Americans with General Leonard Wood as its first Military Governor and in 1916, Jones Law converted Moro province into the Department of Mindanao and Sulu – all districts comprising the Department became a regular province.  Don Gulalio Causing became the first Provincial Governor.

Eastern Davao, the “Contra Costa” remained only a promise to the administration, and from August 31 to September 3, 1924, the Municipal Presidents of Cateel, Baganga, Manay and Mati approved a resolution favorably endorsed by the council of member municipalities petitioning the higher authorities concerned to declare Eastern Davao as a sub-province to be called Plaridel.

In 1956, Congressman Ismael Veloso of Davao passed a bill in Congress creating Davao del Sur Province.  He proposed the separation of the municipalities of Lianga, Hinatuan, Bislig and Lingig from Surigao Province to be combined with Contra Costa towns.  Unfortunately, the bill failed to get the approval of the Senate.  He then passed another bill dividing Davao into three provinces.  The bill was approved in the Lower House but failed to get the approval of the Senate.  Congressman Lorenzo Sarmiento revived the bill in 1965.  This time, with the blessing of Senator Alejandro Almendras, the bill finally got the approval of both chambers and became Republic Act 4867.  This Republic Act brought into existence the Province of Davao Oriental.

Finding your future with

Let's face it. Technology is making old ways disappear faster than ever. This makes for a frenetic pace to most people's already busy lives. And the best example of new paradigms can be found in dating. Gone are the days when acquaintances would introduce you to other eligible singles. Today, online dating sites, speed dating, and apps reign supreme. Many people even find love playing games like World of Warcraft or Second Life. As you can see the online world has opened up many doors and possibilities for people seeking love.

But make no mistake: Online dating sites are still the smartest place to go if you are serious about finding a relationship. There are simply no other places online that are that well targeted. Services like have become among the most popular web destinations for this reason. And that's just one site. When you add the traffic from other online dating sites, as well as the traffic from free dating sites, then the numbers become quite large. The old ways of meeting people are still valid, but they are slowly being overshadowed.

To people who are newcomers to online dating, I typically recommend as a good starting point. It's good to start with since it's such a standard for dating sites. Once you learn how to use this site, you will have no issues whatsoever using another dating site. The only exception to this is Eharmony since they had a rather unique approach to dating online. But most other sites like POF, OkCupid, Zoosk, etc. should more or less use similar interfaces or principles. If this sounds good to you, make sure you get yourself a free trial from by going here.

At this point I must issue a caveat. If you've had no luck finding love using other avenues, you might find yourself feeling overly optimistic about using a dating site. Positive thoughts are fine, but you need to also make sure that you are staying realistic. While dating sites can be a powerful tool, you must have initiative and learn how to using dating sites effectively to get good results. Unfortunately, there is not enough space to cover such topics today. However, at a later date, I will delve further in to tips and techniques you can use to get the best results possible.

How the checking industry is changing

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For many decades now, both individuals and businesses have been using checks to pay for things. This has not changed in recent times, as many people still use checks on a day to day basis. But one thing that has changed has been the influx of new payments methods. Just take the last ten years, for instance. During those years, a number of major payment methods have emerged, chief among them services like Paypal and electronic currencies like Bitcoin. And while checks still have a place, they have taken a back seat in many ways.

But if you run a business, chances are good that you still use checks quite a bit. I know I do. So why not use the best checks available? I think Deluxe offers some pretty terrific checking products that meet two of my primary goals. First, it is a secure check that you can trust. I won't go over all the security features, but fraud rates a low when you use a Deluxe check. Second, they are highly customizable, which is important if you are interested in preserving your business identity. Some of the larger, fancier checks cost more, but they can be worth the price if you are trying to evoke a feeling of awe amongst your customers. If you want extra security, you can also order something called high security checks. As you can see, the product offering is diverse enough that you'll have no difficulty finding the exact checking product you need.

So why Deluxe? Quite honestly, it is one of the largest and oldest checking companies around. I've been using them for over a decade and they have yet to dissappoint. Due to this great track record, I continue to use them today, and will keep using them as long as checking products are still used.

Bitcoin and Online Casinos

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Bitcoin has really become mainstream in the last couple of years. For whatever reason, people flocked to the electronic currency. The main reasons why people buy bitcoin are:

1. As a investment - It wasn't long ago that the digital currency traded for around $1 per bitcoin. Today, the price has soared to $16,000. If you put just $100 into a bitcoin investment years ago, you'd be sitting on 1.6 million dollars. Who knows where the price willl go in the future, but speculators can invest a small portion of their porfolio in bitcoin if they think the price will rise.

2. To purchase goods - This used to not be much of an option, since many vendors did not accept bitcoin. This is no longer true, and you can use bitcoin to buy goods both offline and online. Its adoption grows wider each year, and I can forsee a day when it become a standard way to pay for goods and services.

3. As an anonymous currency - Bitcoin is not exactly as anonymous as people think, but one big benefit is that there is no middleman such as a bank or credit card company. For this reason, it can be used more easily at online casinos and other places where standard payment methods may not work. A good dogecoin casino is one place where you can deposit bitcoin to play slots and other casino games.

The situation with online casinos is a bit tricky. Currently, credit card companies will block transactions where you attempt to deposit money in an online casino. At the same time, certain states have begun to legalize online gambling. The easy way to get around having your transaction blocked is to simply use bitcoin. By the same token, you should not do this if you live in an area where online gambling is not allowed.

Gaming choices each gamer must make

The most important decisions a gamer makes is what platform to use, and which games to buy. While no platform is the best for all gamers, there is usually a platform that will be right for you, depending on what your tastes are for gaming. For example, if you enjoy MMORPGs, your should usually get a high-end gaming card and play games on a PC. On the other hand, those who like first person shooters will be better off getting something like playstation. If you aren't sure what types of games you enjoy, play both types at conventions or by using the platforms your friends or family may have.

The games you buy are equally important. To avoid sinking money into games you ultimately end up not playing, I recommend borrowing or renting games before you make a purchase. Borrowing games is best if you have friends who are gamer, as this will cost you nothing. But if this isn't an option for you, you can rent games at a kiosk or by obtaining a membership at Gamefly, the premiere online game rental site. As of this writing, they will allow you to get a free trial that lasts a full month.

Another thing you can do to save a bit of money is to buy used games. You can find them online and as long as you aren't buying new releases, you should have no problem finding the game title you are interested in.


Volcano Ecigs Discounts for E-cigarettes Users

eliquidsIf you use e-cigarettes, you have probably noticed there are a ton of different brands to choose from. Halo, Smokeless Image, V2 Cigs, Blu Cigs, and Vapor4Life are just some of the many popular brands. A relatively new company that has grown by leaps and bounds is Volcano Ecigs. This company, based in Hawaii, offers 3 different types of batteries to accommodate e-cig users of all varieties. Unlike many of its competitors, it also uses 510 threading for its batteries. Overall, I have heard good things about this e-cigarettes company, and plan to use try out some of their products.

I have noticed that starter kits for Volcano Ecigs are a bit pricey. Generally, I don’t buy starter kits from any vendor because I usually like to test out the products first by simply buying one battery. A Magma starter kit from Volcano, for example, costs $59.99. By contrast, if you simply purchase the battery itself, the cost is only $9.99. If you already have a 510 charger, than the battery is all you need to get in order to evaluate the quality of Volcano’s products. I plan to get just the battery and a package of cartomizers when I try out this brand. I plan to get the Magma line of batteries, since I prefer the smaller batteries over mods. However, if you prefer more powerful batteries, Volcano offers ego-style batteries as well as variable voltage batteries.

Another way to bring down the cost of your e-cigarette purchase is by utilizing online coupons. I have noticed that just about every e-cigarette manufacturer and ecigarette store offers coupons. In the case of Volcano, it is possible to get a coupon for 10% off on all products from the store.

How to save money when using eHarmony

There is no question that among major online dating sites, eHarmony is one of the best. Not only has it been around for over a decade, it has produces more marriages than any other dating service, online or otherwise. Unlike other large dating sites, eHarmony does not allow you to view profiles of other members on your own. Instead, they send you matches that are selected based on very specific requirements set forth by its complex algorithm. Therefore, you don't have to work your way through hundreds of profiles, since the most compatible matches are hand-delivered to you daily.


Developing and maintaining all this complexity, however, probably costs eHarmony a lot of money, and it's not surprising that it is one of the most expensive dating sites. But here are some ways you can save money and still use this excellent dating service:

1. Don't get a subscription right away.
Instead, use the eHarmony free trial to join the site for free and begin receiving matches. You won't have to pay anything until you begin open communication with other members. So in the beginning, just join the site, review matches, and wait on buying a subscription until you have found someone you are interested in.

2. Use eHarmony promo codes.
You can get the most recent promo codes from various online dating sites. And get this - you can save over 70% of the usual monthly rate by doing so. Therefore, it is absolutely crucial that you take advantage of an eHarmony promo code if you want to get the best deal out there. And if you're not quite ready to jump in, a free trial offer is available as well.

3. Buy a long-term membership.
Buying a monthly recurring membership costs the most money. The monthly rates drop drastically when you select a 6 or 12-month membership subscription.

Should you use fragrances?

Perfumes and colognes are quite popular, registering millions of dollars in sales annually. But for those that don't wear fragrances, are they worth trying out? If you've ever thought about trying out a fragrance but weren't sure, then keep reading, as this article is for you.

fragrances, assortedMy answer is yes, as you never know how well they will appeal to you unless you try it. But here is a simple test to determine if you are a good candidate for wearing perfume or cologne: Do you ever pass by someone and notice a fragrance they are wearing? If so, is your reaction to fragrances usually positive or negative? If they are often positive, then you may be able to find a fragrance that you like and enjoy wearing. And you also have the satisfaction of knowing that people who come in contact with you will also be able to enjoy the fragrance you like.

Fragrance bottles aren't cheap. They range anywhere from 30 dollars to over 300 dollars for premium name brands. To start out, I would try one of the less expensive perfumes or colognes. But avoid the cheap knockoffs sold at convenience stores and other places. Instead, do your research, test out some samples, and pick a known brand. When it comes time to buy, use a store like AffinityMart or another online store to make sure you get low prices on cologne and perfume. It's best to avoid auction sites like Ebay, as many dishonest sellers sell cheap knockoffs and pass them off as the real thing.

It's also a good idea to hunt for discount coupons. You can use these to get 10, 20 or even 30% off on your purchases. In the long run, this can amount to significant savings.