Sunday, 3 April 2011

Summer Vacation

Its already summer vacation here in the Philippines and I can't wait to be on the beach once again.


It is the time when students have their much needed break from school (except for those with deficiencies), professionals to have a short vacations and us who are teaching in private schools to be jobless (but not necessarily broke) again.

I am looking forward to the next school year (with God's grace) to be able to enroll again and finish my Master's degree.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

National Bloggers Association of the Philippines

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Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Habagat and Bagwis

I came upon a dog that literally "begs" for alms from the people near Nicanor Reyes St. (Morayta) in Manila. I got so amused by them that when I saw them on Ms. Korina Sanchez's show in ABS-CBN, I easily recognized the dogs. IMG_0292

Friday, 17 December 2010

Paano Pumunta sa CvSU mula Pala-Pala, Dasma

Sa mga kabataan na sasama sa MEA CI 2010 na gaganapin sa CvSU, Don Severino delas Alas Campus, here's something to help you go there (kung hindi pa kayo familiar papunta dun)

Kung galing ka ng Coastal Road at papunta ka ng Indang, Cavite at sa Aguinaldo Highway ka dadaan, paglampas mo sa Bayan ng Dasma at nasa Pala-Pala ka na, kakanan bago mag-Robinsons.

Deretso lang sa Governor's Drive. Pag umabot na ng Trece Martires, kakaliwa kayo sa kanto ng Bantayog ng Labintatlong Martir ng Kabite. (Wag dumertso dahil traffic at sarado ang daan dahil may tiangge.)

Paglabas sa may Mercury, kakaliwa na kayo. Pag dumeretso, sa Kapitolyo kayo mapupunta.

Deretso lang po, sundan ang daan. 'Pag nag-fork na ang daan at nakita ito:

Kumanan lang kayo, may maliit na sign dun na to Cavite State University. Deretso lang uli, pag umabot na sa Brgy. Kaytapos, makikita niyo ito:

Ayan, malapit na kayo sa CvSU, konti na lang, andun na kayo.

Have a safe and blessed trip! (Don't forget to bring jackets and extra blankets)

Monday, 10 May 2010

Do you know that:
March 22, 1897, at the Tejeros Convention, Gat. Andres Bonifacio was elected as Director of the Interior. When he was being proclaimed, a member of the Magdaló faction of the Katipunan stood up and protested saying the position is an exalted one and only a lawyer should hold. Gat. Andres Bonifacio was hurt and felt insulted. It was agreed upon that whoever got elected was to be respected. Bonifacio demanded Tirona to retract what he said, but instead of apologizing, he left the scene. Bonifacio drew his pistol and was about to shoot Tirona when Artemio Ricarte intervened and prevented what could have been a blood bath.

That is one of the oldest, if not, the first election related violence in the Philippines annals.

Friday, 2 April 2010

The seven last words of Jesus Christ:

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Check out my president's profile:

Monday, 22 March 2010

Corruption on a Personal Level

"Tanggapin ang pera,
Iboto ang kursunada/konsensya"

That has got to be one of the most popular quotations nowadays. As you know, the National Elections is just around the corner, that includes the local elections. And as far as I'm concerned, it is as tensioned (on a personal level) as the national elections.

I wrote this piece to share my views on this issue. I know that some people see this as "getting even" on candidates who use their money to influence our less fortunate, "mahirap," kababayans to vote for them. These "mahihirap" will trade a day's meal or two (amounting to something from 500 pesos to around 1,500 pesos just to assure that "candidate" their vote in the elections. While some "wise" candidates will accept the money but in turn, vote for the candidate whom their "conscience" tells them to vote.

For me that is plain nonsense and unethical that it provides a ground for a more personal definition of corruption on a more, an in-depth, personal aspect.

In the first place, accepting the money is plain corruption. Even though we're not actually voting for them, we tolerate their money giving "philosophy" (so to speak) by accepting it and giving our promise to vote for them. Some of these individuals actually look very optimistic to the point they practice ingratiation, in order to get the money in exchange of their "vote" for that candidate.

Ang pagtanggap ng pera mula sa mga kandidatong namimili ng boto ay MALI pa din. We are simply tolerating their evil practice by being "evil" in our own ways. How can you entrust your future and the future of sons and daughters to these kind of politicians who corrupt the minds of the voters by giving fantastic promises to the people and even claiming that they are "poor"

Let us be responsible for our action practicing in our own ways Confucius' Political Philosophy. I heard from an all-knowing individual to just get the money and you're free as long as you voted for who your conscience is telling you.

Let's be socially conscious of our actions, because as Sir Isaac Newton's law states it, "For every action, there is always an equal and opposite reaction."

“The only way to escape the personal corruption of praise is to go on working.”
-Albert Einsten