Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Help the victims of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)

For those who want to help, reposting this article from Manila Bulletin. International donors can also check the following websites for information on how to donate. 

Philippine Red Cross
World Vision International

List of businesses accepting donations for ‘Yolanda’ victims
Want to help? Here’s a list of organizations and businesses that accept donations on behalf of the victims of super typhoon ‘Yolanda’.
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
Location: NAIA Chapel Road, Pasay City (at the back of CAAP)
DSWD accepts cash deposits through their Landbank of the Philippines account
The account numbers: Current-3122-1011-84 Savings-3124-0055-81
If you wish to volunteer in repacking relief goods you may call 8512681 for schedule.
The Philippine Red Cross
You may donate through SMS by texting RED and send it to 2899 for Globe and 4143 for Smart. You can donate the following denominations: Globe: 5, 25, 100, 300, 500 or 1000 and for Smart: 10, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500 or 1000
For cash deposits:
Banco De Oro
Peso: 00-453-0018647
Dollar: 10-453-0039482
Swift Code: BNORPHMM
Peso: 151-3-041631228
Dollar: 151-2-15100218-2
Swift Code: MBTCPHMM
Philippine National Bank
Peso: 3752 8350 0034
Dollar: 3752 8350 0042
Swift Code: PNBMPHMM
Unionbank of the Philippines
Peso: 1015 4000 0201
Dollar: 1315 4000 0090
Swift code: UBPHPHMM
For in-kind donation you may send it to Philippine Red Cross – National Headquarters in Manila. You may also contact them to arrange donation pick-up.
World Food Programme Philippines
They accept donations via credit card or Pay Pal.
Operation Walang Iwanan – Gawad Kalinga
They accept cash donations only at their Philippine Peso Current Account number-3101 0977 56 BPI EDSA Greenhills and US$ Savings Account number-3104 0162 34
* BPI EDSA Greenhills. Their swift code is BOPIPHMM
Caritas Filipinas Foundation is accepting donations online. You may visit their website at
Ayala Foundation also accepts donations online. You may visit or
Victory also accepts in-kind and cash donations. They suggest that the items that should be prioritized are instant noodles, canned goods, bottled water, biscuits, coffee, mats and blankets.
* For cash donations they have Bank of the Philippine Islands. The name of the account is Victory Christian Fellowship. The account number for savings is 0063-3205-52. If the address is needed address it to the Fort Serendra Branch, Ground Floor, Serendra, BGC, Taguig City, Philippines. The Swift code is BOPIPHMM.
Cebu Provincial Government also calls for volunteers to repack relief goods for Northern Cebu, Leyte and Bohol victims. For those who are interested you may contact Evelyn Senajon at PSWDO, Ground Floor Executive Bldg., Cebu Provincial Capitol at 254-7198 and 254-8397.
For students who wish to donate yet they do not have time to travel due to their busy schedule, some schools are accepting donations. These are the following:
University of the Philippines System
UP Office of the Student Regent are accepting donations in cash or kind.
Their drop off pointis Vinzon’s Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City. You may contact Alex Castro at 0917-8725396 or tweet him at @uscupdiliman, Eds 0927384-1392 and Zie 0916796-5740.
Ateneo De Manila Disaster Response and Management Team
Ateneo is accepting cash donations. You may visit their website for donations.
St. Scholastica’s College also accepts donations in any form. You send your donation at 2560 Leon Guinto St. Manila. You may also deposit at BDO account number 4580-000-210 and name it after St. Scholastica’s College Manila.
De La Salle College of St. Benilde
They will conduct a “Yakap Mo Yakap Ko Benefit Concert.”The entrance fee is P300. They will accept donations during the event on November 22 at 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Mapua Institute of Technology accepts relief goods. You may send it at 333 333 Gil Puyat Avenue Makati City.
Some restaurants are also donating for the victims of Yolanda for every food purchase.
Zark’s Burger which is located at Taft near De La Salle University is donating P20 for every order of their Jawbreaker burger.
Yabu: House of Katsu will hold a “Dine for A Cause” event on November 13. All 100 percent of their profit will be donated to the affected families in the recent calamity.
Fast food chain Mc Donald’s is also accepting donations in all Manila branches until November 15.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Child In The Storm

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Janet Boncodin is about to have a baby, but her boyfriend has refused to take responsibility. What future awaits the child?

The Child In The Storm is the latest novel from the pen of Norbert L. Mercado.

Friday, September 13, 2013

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Fall Of Egypt's Islamist Dictator

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Winning the first democratic presidential elections in Egypt after the fall of President Hosni Mubarak, Mohammed Morsi, backed by the Muslim Brotherhood, seized absolute dictatorial powers by ramming down the people's throat an Islamist constitution placing himself above the court and the law. Dictatorial abuse of power and economic crisis in Egypt drove millions of Egyptians to protest.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Saigon: War's Remembrance

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A veteran soldier is tired of all the fighting in his country. He comes to a point where he must flee for his life. Will he choose life over love? 

Saigon: War's Remembrance is the latest novel from the pen of Norbert L. Mercado.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Colossians 1:15-22

15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by Him all things were createdboth in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. 17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. 18 He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. 19 For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, 20 and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I saywhether things on earth or things in heaven.

21 And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds,22 yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach—

Friend, if you are wondering if Jesus is God, let these verses speak to you, and may you doubt no longer. Read the Bible and ask God for wisdom, guidance, and understanding. If you seek Him with all your heart, He will reveal Himself to you.

Monday, June 17, 2013

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

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72 Hours In Moscow Sample Chapter


Even The Grass Bleeds Abridged Edition Sample Chapter


Farewell Darkness! Sample Chapter


I Don't Need A Throne Sample Chapter


In The Shadow Of The Roman Empire Sample Chapter


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Sunday, June 2, 2013

To The One Who Rocks The Cradle

This sample chapter is from the novel Rebirth of a Rebel. Since we have just recently celebrated Mother's Day, I wanted to share it with you. I hope you listen and enjoy it!

Listen to a sample chapter of Rebirth of a Rebel

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Love Blooms Where April Lilies Grow

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In The Shadow Of The Roman Empire - Norbert Mercado

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An unusual love story amidst an impending nuclear threat in East Asia.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Roman Governor of Judaea

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In The Shadow Of The Roman Empire - Norbert Mercado

Book III of "In The Shadow Of The Roman Empire" explores the story of the Roman Governor of Judaea's struggle between political survival and deliverance of justice for the innocent.

Book I : In The Shadow Of The Roman Empire
Book II : Farewell Darkness!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Farewell Darkness!

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Book II of "In The Shadow Of The Roman Empire" explores the story behind the villain captured by Marcus Aurelius.

Book I : In The Shadow Of The Roman Empire
Book III : The Roman Governor of Judaea

Sunday, March 24, 2013

In The Shadow Of The Roman Empire

“The Jews love freedom, and they will fight for it with their blood,” Marcus Aurelius told his military aide Flavius as the hexareme ship Oceanus, with troops on board, was plying the Mediterranean Sea, the new lake of the Roman Empire.
Marcus Aurelius was the newly designated chief centurion in Jerusalem. He was personally chosen by the Roman Emperor Caesar Tiberius, successor of Caesar Augustus. Marcus Aurelius was a former infantry soldier of Tiberius who was known for his bravery and boldness in battle. Tiberius always took him in his military campaigns, and often included him in surprise assaults against the enemy.
After the death of Caesar Augustus, the Roman Senate unanimously voted for Tiberius to be the new emperor, succeeding Caesar Augustus, Tiberius’ father-in-law. His mother, the beautiful Livia, married Augustus when the father of Tiberius died.
Tiberius was not the real choice of Emperor Augustus, who had no son as his heir apparent. But Livia influenced her husband to put Tiberius in the line of successors to the emperor.

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Book II : Farewell Darkness!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Psalm 33:18-22

Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear Him, upon them that hope in His mercy;

To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.

Our soul waiteth for the Lord: He is our help and our shield.

For our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name.

Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we hope in Thee.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Did Jesus ever say He is God?

Some religious groups who claim to know the Bible say that Jesus was only a great prophet, and was not God. If that were the case, why are the terms he, him, my, myself, capitalized into He, Him, My, Myself whenever Jesus is speaking or referred to in the middle of a sentence, a privilege in the Bible only for God. Prophets like Moses for example were great Bible prophets and yet they do not enjoy the capitalization privilege in the Bible.

Take a look at some verses from Exodus chapter 3:

1 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush.
Now, contrast this with a Bible passage where Jesus is speaking, say in John chapter 8:

19 So they were saying to Him, “Where is Your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither Me nor My Father; if you knew Me, you would know My Father also.”
Now, some people might say that this is merely a matter of formatting that differs in each Bible version. Let us then look at some verses where Jesus Himself implied that He was God.

Let us look at John chapter 8 once again.

54 Jesus answered, “If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing; it is My Father who glorifies Me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God’; 55 and you have not come to know Him, but I know Him; and if I say that I do not know Him, I will be a liar like you, but I do know Him and keep His word. 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.” 57 So the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?” 58 Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” 59 Therefore they picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple.
In this passage, Jesus says that before Abraham was born, I am. Jesus is saying that He existed before Abraham. People who deny Jesus as God will logically question His age. Only God is Eternal, He is the Alpha and the Omega, He has no beginning and no end. Jesus is therefore God since He says He existed before Abraham.

This was also the reason why the Jews wanted to stone Jesus. They understood that right there and then, Jesus was claiming to be God, which according to Jewish law, was blasphemy.

This can be found in Leviticus chapter 24:
16 Moreover, the one who blasphemes the name of the Lord shall surely be put to death; all the congregation shall certainly stone him. The alien as well as the native, when he blasphemes the Name, shall be put to death.
So either the Jews were right or Jesus was right. Either Jesus was only a mere man as the Jews claim, or Jesus is indeed God.

Let's look at another verse from John chapter 8.
51 Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he will never see death.”
Can any mere man guarantee exemption from death or eternal life? And why does Jesus say My word, instead of God's word or My Father's word. Surely, a mere man's word is not equal with God, who alone can promise eternal life.

The Bible is filled with many more verses that prove the Jesus Christ is God. And if you are searching for answers, pray to Him for guidance as you read the Bible, that He may reveal the truth to you.

My friend, if you do not believe that Jesus is God, I hope that you seek Him with all your heart that He may reveal the truth to you. Only He can convince you. May the Lord bless you.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Thornbush vs Cypress; Nettle vs Myrtle

Isaiah 55:13 contrasts the life of a man before and after seeking the Lord, forsaking his old ways and thoughts, and returning to the Lord. It uses the Thornbush as an example of what a man's life would be before, and a Cyprus for what a man's life would be after.

A quick look at these two plants can immediately give us an idea on why these two contrast.

Example of a Thornbush:

Example of a Cyprus:

The Thornbush is prickly and dissuades people from even approaching it. It is a low-growth type of plant. Compare these qualities with a Cypress which is they kind of tree we usually use during Christmas. It is easy to touch and draws people in. It can also grow very tall, and thus very prominent.

The images of a Nettle and a Myrtle plant will not immediately tell us how the two are different. But the Nettle probably refers to the stinging kind, which can cause allergic reactions when touched. The Myrtle on the other hand is considered as an aromatic plant; It has a soothing fragrance and is sometimes used in essential oils.

The Lord Jesus can do the same thing in our lives if we forsake our wicked ways and thoughts and return to Him. The Bible says that all men have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God. But its verses also urges us to seek the Lord while He may be found and He will have compassion and will abundantly pardon.

Have you committed your life to Jesus Christ? I urge you my friend to do so. Experience God's love and forgiveness. Receive Him into your heart and life as your personal Savior and Lord. Do it while there is still time, while you still have years ahead of you. For a life lived with the Lord will be more blessed than a life lived apart from Him. And a person who commits his life to the Lord awaits an eternal dwelling in Heaven, while those who refuse the Lord are doomed to eternal punishment. 

Saturday, March 2, 2013

The Philippines and International Restaurants Food Recipes

If you are interested in learning how to cook Filipino dishes, why not try out Fernando Lachica's ebook, The Philippines and International Restaurants Food Recipes which is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

Book Description based on Amazon:
Food recipes are the lifeblood of every restaurant and household worldwide which caters to all nationalities, who in one way or the other wants to taste according to their indispensable lifestyle. Nowadays, more recipes are added to the vast list of food dictionary that people tends to select food that suits to their taste-bud.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Guest Book

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Thank you for your support! May the Lord bless you!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Friends I Gained In Hong Kong From 1992 - 1993 F

Fabay Daniel
Factura Lena
Facunda Nida
Fagarang Arlene
Fajardosa Merly

Fajardo Marilou
Fan Edwina
Famisan Fe
Farro Lerma
Fastada Leonida

Favila Elena
Felarca Lelina
Felecio Marivic
Feliciano Evelyn
Felicilda Emy

Felipe Cecilia
Fereira Fatima
Fernandez Aida
Fernandez Analiza
Fernandez Edna

Fernandez Eliza
Fernandez Eva
Fernandez Harlan
Fernandez Herna
Fernandez Imelda

Fernandez Lanie
Fernandez Leonora
Fernandez Mercy
Fernandez Rhoda
Fernandez Vicky

Fernando Fe
Fernando Josephine
Fernando Letty
Ferrer Delia
Ferrer Rebecca

Ferry Rebecca
Filosopo Jean
Fina Ferma
Firmeza Rotchel
Flauta Merlie

Florentino Juvy
Flores Beth
Flores Brenda
Flores Mensilacion
Flores Reynaldo

Flores Shirley
Flores Susan
Fonclara Bueniva
Fonda Virginia
Formalejo Myrna

Fortes Lilia
Fortin Cleofe
Fortunato Rebecca
Framil Rosemarie
Fran Remedios

Francisco Pilita
Frigillana Myrna
Fuerte Ma. Lucia
Fuertes Agnes
Fuertes Bing


Friends I Gained In Hong Kong From 1992 - 1993 E

Ebreo Ma Lina
Ebrole Fedy
Echala Esmeralda
Echanes Rose
Edad Elizabeth

EJ Ercito Mae
Elican Jasmin
Eltanal Lydia
Elzomico Lisby
Encarnacion Delia

Enriquez Gloria
Ensila Fe
Eronico Flordeliza
Escliba Mary Rose
Escobar Elena

Escobar Ellen
Escobar Rose
Esden Pablita
Esmero Sally
Espadilla Herminia

Espineda Josefa
Espineda Luningning
Espino Tessie
Espiritu Edna
Esteban Tina

Estefa Flor
Estela Mina
Estoesta Precila
Etcuban Rosie
Eturma Remedios

Eugenio Esmeralda
Evangelista Clarita


Friday, January 11, 2013

Friends I Gained In Hong Kong From 1992 - 1993 Da-Du

Dacanay Clarita
Daches Elma
Dacmeg Nora
Dacumos Rowena
Dacuyan Rhoda

Dagaman Lilian
Dagayloan Eliza
Daguyos Abigail
Dajalos Trinidad
Dajay Evelyn

Dalde Josephine
Daleja Eleanor
Dalere Rhea
Daligdig Aurelia
Dalilis Genoveva

Damanad Monaliza
Damasco Rosemarie
Damayo Napoleon
Danao Rosina
Dancel Renato

Danise Leony
Dano Didith
Daoayan Elvira
Dao-ayan Ernesta
Daquila Cora

Dasig Vilma
Dauan Elvira
Daus Victoria
David Jean
Dawal Leizl

Dawal Monalisa
Daway Susan
Dayag Ofelinda
Dayat Nida
Debuyan Myrna

Degala Sally
Delangosa Virginia
Delit Chona
Demetrio Ruth
Democrito Teresa

Denson Annie
Deofeliz Regina
Desales Milagros
Deslate Steve
Dhillon Ajaib

Diaday Cheryl
Dian Brenda
Dianco Vicky
Diao Sahlee
Diaoan Elizabeth

Diccion Gemma
Dictaan Sinamar
Didal Rosita
Diego Rosita San
Diesta Luisa

Dignadice Benny
Dilan Edwina
Dimaandal Lorie
Dimaano Angelica
Dimaapi Marie

Dinglasan Fhely
Dino Ma. Alma
Dino Eunice
Dinoso Manalyn
Diola Alejandria

Dizon Esmeralda
Dizon Evelyn
Dizon Melba
Dizor Ramona
Doctolero Mary

Dofeliz Nida
Dofeliz Regina
Dollolasa Sheryl
Dolor Nyressa
Domanico Emilia

Domingo Bernadette
Domingo Ferilyn
Domingo Ofelia
Dondonayos Gloria
Doquenia Lerma

Doro Teresa
Dosado Ma. Christina
Drilon Evangeline
Driza Imelda
Ducusin Myrna Ann

Duenes Marilyn
Duero Rebecca
Duldulao Perlita
Dummac Marissa
Dumo Prescila

Dumpit Elisa
Dungca Amelia
Dupaya Emy
Duran Edna
Duran Lidia

Duyag Loreata


Monday, January 7, 2013

Which ebook seller offers the highest and fastest royalties?

I've managed to publish at both Amazon and Smashwords and the actual royalties receive range between 60% to 75%. But if you want the highest royalties, I believe Kbuuk currently is offering the highest royalty rate at 80% for free users and 100% royalty rate for premium users. You can check it out at

Money withdrawal is theoretically faster if you can reach the minimum payout amount of 50 U.S. dollars. You can get the amount via Paypal within 48 hours unlike Smashwords which will pay you on a quarterly basis once you reach their 10 dollar threshold (Aggregated for all currencies), or Amazon which pays you via check 60 days (two months) after you reach the 100 dollar threshold per currency (You need to reach 100 US, 100 GBP, 100 EUR to get the check for each).

So if you're an indie author looking for alternatives, I would suggest that you diversify and test all publishing platforms and see which one is best for you.

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