US, UK warn citizens on traveling to Palawan

MANILA, Philippines – “Shoot on sight” is the means by which President Duterte needs the military to manage Abu Sayyaf bandits, as the United States and Britain have cautioned their residents to threats of abducting of foreigners by the terror group in a some resorts in Palawan.

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“My order to the security forces is stalk, shoot them on site. Patayin ninyo (Kill them), do not waste your bullet, then we take care of them in hospital. Expend your bullet to finish the problem because it is really a problem. It is a problem of security, law and order,” Duterte said in remarks before journalists shortly before his departure for Cambodia yesterday to attend the World Economic Forum on ASEAN.

He said soldiers ought not to falter to kill terrorists.

“If you encounter them, kill them. Filipinos are in great number. Next year there will be more – there will be about 125 million of us. We can always replenish the supply, do not worry,” he said in English and Filipino.

The most recent advisories came weeks after the two nations and a few others alarmed their citizens to dangers of kidnapping in Bohol.

Security forces would later pounce on Abu Sayyaf bandits in three boats in a remote riverside community in Bohol.

Six militants and four government troops died in the Bohol clashes, including terror leader Muammar Askali, otherwise called Abu Rami.

The British embassy likewise advised British nationals to carefully consider travel plans in the areas mentioned by the US embassy.

In its travel advice, the British embassy said “terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in the Philippines. Terrorist groups continue to plan attacks and have the capacity and the intent to carry out attacks at anytime and anywhere in the country.”

The travel advice said assaults could happen anyplace, including into spots visited by foreigners, like airports, shopping centers, public transport and places of worship.

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“You should remain vigilant at all times and report anything suspicious to the local authorities,” it said.

The US embassy reminded its nationals of the most recent Worldwide Caution, dated March 6, 2017, indicating risk of terrorist actions and violence against US citizens and interests abroad, including into the Philippines.

In its past travel alert, the US embassy said it has received “unsubstantiated yet credible” information with respect to conceivable kidnapping of foreigners in the Visayas, particularly Cebu and Bohol.

For Western Command (Wescom) officer Lt. Gen. Raul del Rosario, it would be difficult for the Abu Sayyaf to grab vacationers in Palawan as the island area is amply secured.

He likewise said that while the military has not affirmed a particular danger of kidnapping or any terror activity in Palawan, it is considering the US travel advisory seriously.

“With their vast network, the US will not just release without any basis,” he said, referring to the US embassy advisory.

“However, based on our own intelligence, we view this threat as very minimal. While there were previous threat reports, these were not confirmed following weeks of validation. We don’t see anything,” Del Rosario said.

He said Wescom has been on heightened alarm since the conflicts in Bohol between security forces and a group of Abu Sayyaf bandits.

“All the (security) efforts are in place and the terrorist could not just penetrate (the province),” Del Rosario said.

Source: http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/05/11/1698853/us-uk-issue-travel-warning-palawan

The wonders of kefir

Kefir Grains

 

The so called kefir grains is consider to be a potent alternative medicine diet that found in Caucasus. Many years have pass, it’s already being accepted all over the world as a fermented drink that is better than milk and better than yogurt!

Here are some of the benefits of drinking kefir:

  • Weight Loss
  • Strengthen the Immune System
  • Friendly Lactose Intolerance
  • Helpful for diabetic ~ normally they drink water kefir for it.
  • Etc

The only problem in kefir is that, scientist still haven’t found  time to research about this thing! They only know that it has probiotics that is better than yogurt!

To get a live time supply of kefir drink, I would recommend you to buy a kefir starter or kefir grains. It’s normally available in health shop or you can purchase it online ~ http://www.benefitsofkefir.com/buy-kefir-grains/, I’m not related to the site but I found good reviews in it that’s why I’m sharing it.

There are many countries that are already starting to take kefir everyday replacing milk. Kefir can also be use as sauce, recipe and etc! Kefir does taste like yogurt and it was know to be a miracle food.

Despite how kefir is being under promoted to the world, many expert such as nutritionist, dermatologist and etc are secretly using it for diet, curing disease and skin care! I’ve personally tried kefir and using it for cooking. You may try searching in this more about my kefir recipe.

Itallian Spaghetti carbonara

Try this Italian pasta dish with a creamy sauce for a quick, simple meal for two.

Spaghetti CarbonaraIngredients

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 150ml/5fl oz double cream
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 225g/8oz dried spaghetti
  • 150g/5oz smoked pancetta, cubed
  • 100g/3½oz pecorino or parmesan, grated
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh marjoram leaves or flatleaf parsley

Instructions

  1. In a large pan with salted water, boil the pasta according to packet instructions.
  2. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over a medium-high heat and fry the pancetta and garlic for about 2-3 minutes, until the pancetta is crisp and browned. Reduce the heat to low.
  3. Lightly beat the eggs with the cream in a bowl and most of the grated cheese, reserving a little cheese for later purposes. Then season with freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Drain the liquid from the cooked spaghetti noodles and reserving a few tablespoons of the cooking water.
  5. Pour into the pan the spaghetti noodles with the pancetta and pour in the cream and egg mixture. Mix it well over a very low heat then adding a little pasta water to loosen the mixture, if need.
  6. Place the pasta in a serving bowl and sprinkle it with the remaining cheese and chopped herbs.

Enjoy!

Kefir Peach Mint Creamsicle

For those who love’s to eat healthy dessert, try making this recipe it’s easy to make.

Kefir Peach Mint CreamsicleIngredients

  • 2 cups Greek Yogurt-low fat (Kefir)
  • 3 ripe peaches (2 cups frozen peaches)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract (freshly chopped mint)

 

Instructions

  1. Peel and cut into chunks the peaches.
  2. In a food processor, combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth.
  3. Add in the greek yogurt (Kefir) and mix well.
  4. Follow the instructions of the ice cream maker if your using and freeze. If not, beat after 2 hours and refreeze.

Enjoy!

Banana Pancakes

This banana pancakes is delicious and easy to make. This pancake is more banana than a pancake.

banana pancakesIngredients

  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 50g butter, melted
  • 2 bananas, cut into disks
  • 1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 1/4 cup wholemeal self-raising flour (for dusting)

Instructions

  1. In a 1/4 cup of flour to coat dust the bananas.
  2. Mix in a bowl the batter by combining the 1 cup of flour with the egg. Sugar and milk whisking vigorously.
  3. Melt a small amount of butter in a a frying pan.
  4. Dip in the batter the banana disks and fry on each side until golden.

Enjoy!

Fruity Smoothie

This smoothie is thick and creamy and definetly delicious with the healthy benefits of Kefir.

fruity smoothieIngredients

  • 1 mango (sliced)
  • 3/4 cup pineapple (diced)
  • 3/4 banana (frozen and sliced)
  • 1 cup kefir (coconut milk)
  • 3 ice (cubes optional)

 

Ingredients

  1. Place in a food processor all the ingredients and blend until smooth. And served chilled.

Enjoy!