If I were the President
Name: Pedro C. Albea
Address: 307 One Burgundy Plaza, Unit 7-C, Katipunan Ave., QC
If I were the
President of the Philippines, this is how I will solve the current problems
of our country:
• Peace and
order. The Philippines has been troubled by secessionist movements,
rebels, terrorists, and various forms of crimes for many decades. These
undesirable elements have caused miseries to the majority of the population,
undetermined loss of lives, properties, business opportunities, investments,
etc., have eroded the economy, and stunt the progress of the Philippines.
Perhaps, the first step that the
government should do is to boost the strength of the armed forces of the
Philippines in order to make them adequately capable of maintaining peace
and order on land, on sea, and in the air. After achieving this, the
government should enact a law that would make mere possession, safekeeping,
and ownership of a firearm(s), with the exception of members of the armed
forces and national police, and persons who, after rigid investigation
should be issued a court clearance could possess a firearm for personal
protection, would be a crime punishable by 20 years imprisonment without
parole. Then after said law is in place, a vigorous campaign against illegal
firearms shall be launched jointly by the armed forces and the national
police nationwide until there will be not a single loose firearm remaining
in the hands of civilians. Without any loose firearm in the country, no
heinous crime could be committed against the citizenry, and everyone can
pursue their livelihood without fear and enjoy life any time of the day or
night. Moreover, the peaceful atmosphere in the country will lure foreign
investors and tourists to put up businesses that can provide jobs for our
sufficiency. Ever since I can remember, our country has been
importing rice from the very countries we taught how to grow good varieties
of rice. Our importation has consistently grown through the years as the
population increases, and a large portion of the government resources is
spent every year for the importation of rice, bloated by incidental
kickbacks and commissions of people involved in this operation. In spite of
these importations, the number of hungry Filipinos multiply every day
because the cost of imported rice is no longer affordable to the poor.
Before anything else, we need to
replace the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) with another law
that would ensure the effective implementation of the reform. This new law
will limit the ownership of arable lands to three hectares per family or
association, and would ban the conversion of arable lands for industrial,
residential, or recreational purposes such as housing subdivisions, golf
courses, parks, etc. When this is done, the government will acquire all
privately owned arable lands in excess of such limitation from their owners
through expropriation by paying them the price prevailing at such locations.
Then the government will distribute all the acquired lands, together with
those arable lands currently owned by the government including public
domains, to landless families throughout the country (including the families
of criminals that have surrendered and have pledged allegiance to the
government of the Philippines) at the rate of two hectares per family for
free, on condition that the grantee shall cultivate such land in order to
yield sufficient rice and vegetables. Failure of such grantee to produce
sufficient yield without justifiable reason, as will be determined by the
Department of Agriculture, will cause the government to recall the grant and
award the land to another family who is willing and able to produce the
Based on available data, the land
area of the Philippines is 300,000 square kilometers and 70 percent of those
lands are arable. It is also a known fact that current population of the
Philippines is 90,000,000, more or less, and that the average members of a
family is five persons. It is also known that a hectare planted with rice
can yield 60 cavans of palay, and a milled cavan of palay will give 25
kilograms of rice. Based on these assumptions, it can be deduced that the
total area of arable lands is 21,000,000 hectares, to be distributed among
10,500,000 families composed of 52,500,000 people or about 58 percent of the
current population. Each harvest will yield l,260,000,000 sacks of palay
equivalent to 31,500,000 metric tons of rice. In 2003, the annual
consumption of rice in the Philippines was 9,105,000 metric tons. Assuming
that the current consumption has doubled since that time, this would amount
to 18,210,000 metric tons, therefore we can still have a surplus of
13,300,000 metric tons which we can export to other countries.
The whole impact of this proposal
on the economy is that we can achieve self sufficiency in rice and vegetable
so that we can maintain the price thereof within the reach of the poor, use
the dollars normally intended for rice imports to payment of foreign debts,
and provide livelihood (farming and husbandry) and eradicate the poverty of
58 percent of the population.
Deficit. Traditionally, the government’s budget is overshot annually
because government expenditures are not properly regulated. Other causes may
be attributed to corruption and the clamoring of influential officials of
the government to increase their allocations for personal gains. A large
chunk of the budget is wasted on corruption through the conspiracy between
officials and suppliers resulting in bloated appropriations, inferior
infrastructures, or unfinished projects.
To correct these prevalent
irregularities concerning the budget, certain reforms need to be
First, we should overhaul the
operating structure of the national government, from the Office of the
President to the smallest bureau or unit, in order to minimize expenditures
on personnel, supplies, utilities, communications, etc. and to improve the
efficiency of the services to the people. This would entail the streamlining
of functions and conversion of procedures into automated system.
Second, we should abolish the
House of Representatives completely and do away with traditional huge budget
for salaries, operating expenses, and pork barrels for that office. After
all, we have already enough laws in the land and all we need to do to
achieve fair justice for all Filipinos is to enforce those laws properly.
Furthermore, the lower house is the seat of corruptions that drains the
government’s resources to waste.
In its place, we shall increase
the number of senators so that each province will be represented by at least
one senator depending on it’s population. The senators, in addition to their
primary duty of enacting, repealing, or amending laws, shall serve as
liaison between the provincial and the national governments with respect to
infrastructures and social services.
Third, we shall abolish the pork barrel of senators and, in its place, a
commission made up of cabinet members as commissioners will meet at least
twice a week to discuss and decide which of the infrastructures requested by
the provincial government, with the concurrence of the senators representing
such province, will be implemented and for how much. The commission will
then forward the said approval, together with all supporting documents
required by law, to the Budget Commission for allocation of funds.
Fourth, according to the SWS’s
survey of business managers in 2009, corruption in the public sector is
happening in the national level and progressively decreasing in severity at
the provincial, city, and barangay levels. Sixty-one percent of business
managers surveyed admitted that their companies were solicited by someone in
the government for bribes.
Agencies graded “poor” by the
managers are the Department of Budget and Management, Philippine National
Police, Department of Agriculture, Department of Interior and Local
Government, and the Presidential Commission on Good Government.
Agencies graded “bad” are the
Department of Transportation and Communications, Presidential Anti-Graft
Commission, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, House of
Representatives, Land Transportation Office, and the Office of the
Agencies graded “very bad or
worst” are the Bureau of Internal Revenue, Department of Public Works and
Highways, and the Bureau of Customs.
The President should appoint
National Marshals from people with reputable competence and integrity who
shall oversee these “worst” agencies and to report any anomaly directly to
the President of the Philippines. The laws against bribery should be
stiffened to include 20 year imprisonment without parole for both giver and
recipient of bribes in whatever form.
Filipinos are, by nature, beholden to the person who has done him something
good or favor. For this reason, the recipient of such a favor believes that
he/she has a bounden obligation to do something to benefit or please the
giver in return. This is the root cause of all injustices and corruptions
happening in all offices of the government.
To remove this bad tradition or
practice in the governance of our political subdivisions, every position in
the government that carries with it enough power to subvert the laws and
moral values of people in government service shall not be appointed by any
higher official or office, but instead should be elected by the people
during national elections. These positions shall, at a minimum, include all
commissioners, directors, heads of government corporations, justices of the
supreme court, judges in all lower courts, prosecutors, fiscals, military
leadership, national police leadership, etc. just like how it is done in the
United States. If we have to elect a barangay kagawad, how much more should
we need to elect a higher office than that?
Court. We regard the Supreme Court as the last bastion of human
rights and the ultimate interpreter of the laws in the event there is a
controversy. As such, it should be composed only of people with highest
integrity and competence. If that should be the case, why then that most of
our current justices of the supreme court could not seem to uphold the
Philippine Constitution which was written in simple English language?
Instead, they have their own interpretations in order to please and support
someone whom they felt beholden to. The constitution should be amended to
provide a provision that whenever there is reasonable doubt in the integrity
and competence of any justice of the supreme court, he or she should be
impeached immediately and banned from any judicial employment.
Separatists and New People’s Army. In order to induce them to come to
the fold of the law so that they could be useful citizens and contribute to
the progress of the country, the government should grant each of their
families two hectares of arable land, for free, that they could cultivate
and call their own. If this gracious offer in exchange for their allegiance
to the Philippine constitution is still rejected by them, then there will be
no other recourse left but to eradicate them with all the might and resolve
of the Philippine government.
PEDRO C. ALBEA
Name: Mark Corleto N. Untalan, Jr.
Address: MPI-MCM, National Road, Muntinlupa City, Philippines
Date: Feb 26, 2010
While reading your article on
rooftop hydroelectric power [read
article] my nape turned numb!
indeed! I AM NOT ALONE in this world. I am Mark Corleto Untalan, born in
Catbalogan, Samar 1967 and due to family reasons transferred to Baguio City.
Recent events have made me day
dream if we can somehow USE, not only hydroelectric power, but also wind
turbines and solar panels in combination (depending of course on the season)
to power homes across the country. If only we can somehow combine them with
an automatic 'traffic' controller of sorts. It might be very expensive at
the onset, but in the long run, it won't only save us money but our PLANET
as well! so yes! bring on the hundreds of millions in GMA funds for this
endeavor. Who knows, we might even get rid of them IPP's which charge
exorbitantly, next only to Tokyo, Japan's electric bills.
Please let me know if we have the
technology. Thank you and my best regards to you!
Supreme Court's reversal of its own decision
Name: Chito Dela Torre
Address: Basey, Samar
Date: 24 Feb 2010
The fairness of the Supreme Court
The February 22, 2010 decision of
the Supreme Court of the Philippines reversing its December 1, 2009 landmark
decision, which allowed those holding appointive positions to be a candidate
in partisan elections without resigning from their posts, appears to be
plausible and popularly acceptable.
The reversal ruling simply means
that incumbents of appointive positions no longer have any authority to stay
any longer in office as they were deemed resigned upon the filing of their
certificates of candidacy.
The Court thus the Court resolved
to grant the “respondent’s and the intervenors’ Motions for Reconsideration;
REVERSE and SET ASIDE this Court’s December 1, 2009 Decision; DISMISS the
Petition; and ISSUE this Resolution declaring as not UNCONSTITUTIONAL (1)
Section 4(a) of COMELEC Resolution No. 8678, (2) the second proviso in the
third paragraph of Section 13 of Republic Act No. 9369, and (3) Section 66
of the Omnibus Election Code”.
Last Dec. 1, the Court voted 8-6
in favor of the decision penned by Associate Justice Antonio Eduardo B.
Nachura. Justices Corona, Chico-Nazario, Velasco, Leonardo-De Castro, Brion,
Bersamin, and Del Castillo concurred. Justices Peralta, Abad and Villarama
joined the Dissenting Opinion of Chief Justice Puno, while Justices Carpio
and Carpio Morales wrote separate Dissenting Opinions.
On the strength of that
imprimatur, some Cabinet officials, without resigning from the positions to
which they were appointed, joined the partisan political race. Even a
sitting judge in Region VIII has also become a mayoral candidate in a city.
But thanks God, the Supreme Court
has not allowed that for long. After 83 days, it changed that picture.
Cabinet Secretaries are deemed resigned and are therefore no longer Cabinet
Secretaries. Judges who filed their certificates of candidacy are no longer
judges. That application of the ruling, I believe, will not anymore be
reversed even on the basis of motions for reconsideration by any or all of
those affected thereby.
The newest ruling of the highest
judicial body in the Philippines was handed down in the case of petitioners
Eleazar P. Quinto and Gerino A. Tolentino Jr. versus the Commission on
Elections (G.R. No. 189698).
Said the Supreme Court in the
first part of its resolution in G.R. No. 189698:
“Upon a careful review of the case
at bar, this Court resolves to grant the respondent Commission on Elections’
(COMELEC) motion for reconsideration, and the movants-intervenors’ motions
for reconsideration-in-intervention, of this Court’s December 1, 2009
“The assailed Decision granted the
Petition for Certiorari and Prohibition filed by Eleazar P. Quinto and
Gerino A. Tolentino, Jr. and declared as unconstitutional the second proviso
in the third paragraph of Section 13 of Republic Act No. 9369, Section 66 of
the Omnibus Election Code and Section 4(a) of COMELEC Resolution No. 8678,
mainly on the ground that they violate the equal protection clause of the
Constitution and suffer from overbreadth. The assailed Decision thus paved
the way for public appointive officials to continue discharging the powers,
prerogatives and functions of their office notwithstanding their entry into
the political arena.
“In support of their respective
motions for reconsideration, respondent COMELEC and movants-intervenors
submit the following arguments:
(1) The assailed Decision is
contrary to, and/or violative of, the constitutional proscription against
the participation of public appointive officials and members of the military
in partisan political activity;
(2) The assailed provisions do not
violate the equal protection clause when they accord differential treatment
to elective and appointive officials, because such differential treatment
rests on material and substantial distinctions and is germane to the
purposes of the law;
(3) The assailed provisions do not
suffer from the infirmity of overbreadth; and
(4) There is a compelling need to
reverse the assailed Decision, as public safety and interest demand such
“We find the foregoing arguments
The Court ruled also in favor of
movants-intervenors who it said “have each sufficiently established a
substantial right or interest in the case”.
“As a Senator of the Republic,
Senator Manuel A. Roxas has a right to challenge the December 1, 2009
Decision, which nullifies a long established law; as a voter, he has a right
to intervene in a matter that involves the electoral process; and as a
public officer, he has a personal interest in maintaining the trust and
confidence of the public in its system of government.
“On the other hand, former Senator
Franklin M. Drilon and Tom V. Apacible are candidates in the May 2010
elections running against appointive officials who, in view of the December
1, 2009 Decision, have not yet resigned from their posts and are not likely
to resign from their posts. They stand to be directly injured by the
assailed Decision, unless it is reversed.
“Moreover, the rights or interests
of said movants-intervenors cannot be adequately pursued and protected in
another proceeding. Clearly, their rights will be foreclosed if this Court’s
Decision attains finality and forms part of the laws of the land.
On the substantive issues, the
“The assailed Decision struck down
Section 4(a) of Resolution 8678, the second proviso in the third paragraph
of Section 13 of Republic Act (RA) 9369, and Section 66 of the Omnibus
Election Code, on the following grounds:
(1) They violate the equal
protection clause of the Constitution because of the differential treatment
of persons holding appointive offices and those holding elective positions;
(2) They are overbroad insofar as
they prohibit the candidacy of all civil servants holding appointive posts:
(a) without distinction as to whether or not they occupy high/influential
positions in the government, and (b) they limit these civil servants’
activity regardless of whether they be partisan or nonpartisan in character,
or whether they be in the national, municipal or barangay level; and
(3) Congress has not shown a
compelling state interest to restrict the fundamental right of these public
After resolving other issues
involved in the case, the Court then said:
“We grant the motions for
reconsideration. We now rule that Section 4(a) of Resolution 8678, Section
66 of the Omnibus Election Code, and the second proviso in the third
paragraph of Section 13 of RA 9369 are not unconstitutional, and accordingly
reverse our December 1, 2009 Decision.
“In the case at bar, the probable
harm to society in permitting incumbent appointive officials to remain in
office, even as they actively pursue elective posts, far outweighs the less
likely evil of having arguably protected candidacies blocked by the possible
inhibitory effect of a potentially overly broad statute.
“In this light, the conceivably
impermissible applications of the challenged statutes – which are, at best,
bold predictions – cannot justify invalidating these statutes in toto and
prohibiting the State from enforcing them against conduct that is, and has
for more than 100 years been, unquestionably within its power and interest
to proscribe. Instead, the more prudent approach would be to deal with these
conceivably impermissible applications through case-by-case adjudication
rather than through a total invalidation of the statute itself.
“Indeed, the anomalies spawned by
our assailed Decision have taken place. In his Motion for Reconsideration,
intervenor Drilon stated that a number of high-ranking Cabinet members had
already filed their Certificates of Candidacy without relinquishing their
posts. Several COMELEC election officers had likewise filed their
Certificates of Candidacy in their respective provinces. Even the Secretary
of Justice had filed her certificate of substitution for representative of
the first district of Quezon province last December 14, 2009 – even as her
position as Justice Secretary includes supervision over the City and
Provincial Prosecutors, who, in turn, act as Vice-Chairmen of the respective
Boards of Canvassers. The Judiciary has not been spared, for a Regional
Trial Court Judge in the South has thrown his hat into the political arena.
We cannot allow the tilting of our electoral playing field in their favor.
“For the foregoing reasons, we now
rule that Section 4(a) of Resolution 8678 and Section 13 of RA 9369, which
merely reiterate Section 66 of the Omnibus Election Code, are not
Taboan coops tiklos
Name: Ka Chito
Address: Basey, Samar
Date: 16 Feb 2010
Para kan Pantaleon Natano Ayong,
Nadadani ak' hit im' plastada
parte han pagbulig ha mga mag-uruma, ug han im siring nga "Taboan is for
their product to be sold. Tilosuma is to build a cooperative working
condition for their work on farming." Puede nim' ba ak' padad-an hin
comprehensive details. Iyawat nala maka-angbit ak' hit mahihimo pinaagi hini
nga hingangadtoan. Aadi an ak' email address: firstname.lastname@example.org Ayaw
nala han ak' celfon number, kay masukot diri ak' hit nagamit, agsub la it'
adto ha ak' bag ha balay ni misis.. Palihug tagi liwat ak' hit im' email ad.
Madamo nga salamat.
Name: Pantaleon Natano Ayong
Please support our farmers the
backbone of our nation. Kon maupay an ira kamutangan waray kita gutom sa
Pilipinas. Taboan is for their product to be sold. Tilosuma is to build a
cooperative working condition for their work on farming.
Recognize these people?
Name: Tomas Marcial
The Know It Alls- They're arrogant
and usually have an opinion on every issue. When they are wrong they get
defensive. The Passives- These people never offer ideas or let you know
where they stand. The Dictators- They bully and intimidate. They're
constantly demanding and brutally critical. The "Yes" People- They agree to
any commitment, yet rarely deliver. You can't trust them to follow through.
The "No" People- They are quick to point out why something won't work.
What's worse, they're inflexible. The Gripers- Is anything ever right with
them? They prefer complaining to finding solutions. Of course you recognize
them. They're the people you work with, sell to, depend on, live with. Learn
to deal with them quickly and confidently at Dealing with Difficult People.
You might need to learn contact WWW.careertrack.com they will help you. Hope
they will give me a percent on this maybe 10% LOL. I post this to see if we
can learn who we really are. And correct ourselves to become a better
Maupay nga pasko ug malipayon nga bag-o nga tuig
Peace and goodwill towards Samar
are my wishes this seasson. Let there be peace in Philippines and let it
begin in Samar. Samar citizens need goodwill in times of low regards for
life; even a mayor and a priest were lost to terror and unkind hearts. So
peace on Samar and goodwill among men are the Christmas messages worth
taking seriously by all even if the church fails to deliver the Christmas
message of love and peace.
Run away ego, self-promotion,
hatered, and contempt are the messages sent by people who write in samar.com.
that are contrary to the messages of christmas. No love, no peace, no
respect, and no goodwill perpetuate ugliness and decay and retard the human
condition. a break from self-centered and ego-filled personas may bring
Maupay nga pasko yana.
Address: Brgy. Buanavista-II, San Jorge, Samar
Hay naku!....there are some
military who are using there position as a soldier or lets just say 'using
there uniform'...para mang abuso diva?? and meron din namang military na
mababait... dahil sa kalokohan ng ibang sundalong lokoloko, nadadamay ang
mga kasamahan niling mababait at walang alam sa kalokohang ginagawa ng mga
kapwa nilang sundalo...am i ryt??? tsek tsek tsek!!!!!!hehehe!! 8s the
nature of some of them 'ika nga..so it up to you kong sino paniniwalaan
nyo..anyway its your own choice..nagsasabi lang ako kong anu paniniwala ko...hmmmm...all
i can say to all people of San Jorge, lets choose a good leader,ok! kong
sino sa tingin nyo ang nararapat sa posisyong yan,yon ang piliin nyo..
Bagsakan Center in San Jorge
Address: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Magandang Araw diyan sa Bayan ng
San Jorge lalo sa sa mga Town official na balak na naman tumakbo sa darating
Actually maganda ang ginawa ni
Mayora na mayroon Bagsakan Center para sa mga magsasaka pero di nakita or
nakita man pero walang paki alam kung ano talaga ang pinaka importante
ngayon lalo na sa mga taong nakatira Mula Bry Quezon hangang Brgy Cantagik,
San Jorge, Samar, napakahirap sa daanan. Kahit motorsiklo mahirapan pagpasok.
P80.00 ang singil per sack ng palay for only 3 or 4 kilometers ang layo sa
bagsakan, ang rason sa driver, napakahirap daw sa daanan.
Tiningnan na ito sa mga official,
tapos medyo inayos ng kaunti, tapos picture taking lang at hanggang ngayon
di na binalikan at lalo pang pumangit ngayon ang kalsada dahil na rin sa
Mahirap naman akong manawagan sa
mga tao roon kay im sure d nila ito mabasa. Wala nga electricity karamihan
sa bahay doon internet pa. Kaya sa mga taong naka basa nito, hope u could
extend this message sa mga balak mag serbisyo sa mga tao doon this coming
election, please help them.. Sa mga taga roon, pumili kayo sa mga kandidato
na talagang tumulong sa inyo sa lahat na panahon, huwag na kayong magpabayad
sa boto nyo dahil kayo rin ang kawawa...Sure ako mabasa ito ni Ex Mayor Greg
na balak magpapili para Vice Governor, sana hindi naman kayo mag ayaw parang
babaye ni Mayor Uy ng Calbayog. Merry Christmas to all...
On Mr. Ballena's feedback
Name: A. Morales
Address: Catbalogan, Samar
While the political posturing of
Gov. Evardone is excellent, Mr. Ballena's comments are worth pondering. 200
youth environmental advocates only mean 200 more youth poll watchers in the
upcoming 2010 elections. He did hit the nail on the head when he emphasized
that all those theatrical show is merely cosmetic and facial scrubbing or
shall we say media mileage.
True to form, Gov. Evardone is one
master of media mileage having been a media practitioner himself. The better
question is why only now when he could have championed the cause of the
environment earlier on. It's just political timing folks.
And, a feedback on Bryan M. Azura.
Mr. Azura, are you an independent media practitioner or merely a paid barker
of the governor? Your article recently is simply laughable. How can you
write an article through a third party's point of view when you are
interviewing your own self? Come to think of it. Did you tape your own
interview about your self? Please read that article because it simply is a
clear violation of the rules of journalism. Here's one portion that I found
to be only the lines of stand-up comedians: Bryan Azura writes "Boses Han
Sinirangan anchor Bryan Azura himself found the experience amusing. “I never
thought we will be making that feat,” he said. “We were worried we will miss
another episode of the program because of the distance and the situation,”
says Azura." Is Mr. Azura having multiple personalities in this instance?
Not even Larry King or Anderson
Cooper or Bill O'Reilly can do what Mr. Azura can do: "Interviewing his own
self." Call it independent media practice, I call it a media disaster in
Can Mr. Azura stand up and
Evardone Appoints 200 Youth Ambassadors
Name: Maximo Agda Ballena
Address: Sabang, Borongan E. Samar
Date : November 11, 2009
I applaud the efforts of the
Governor. Encouraging the students to participate on this task is such an
admirable move and a sure manifestation of his honest and true devotion for
the Environment of Eastern Samar. I wish I am convinced, with the words that
I wrote but I AM NOT. Because even with the staged forum I am still awake
with the real deal that is happening in Eastern Samar.
The first question, how did they
came up with the participants? What was the process of selection? Two
hundred participants cannot fully manifest the voice of Eastern Samar's
youth population. Given that the forum was a successful one, is there any
follow up move by the Governor to assure that these people that attended
will practice what they have "learned"? Are you all just there to instruct
and not make sure that the practices that you have discussed are indeed
being done? How can the province be assured that what they spent in
preparing and making the event successful was compensated with the "results"
of it? It is fine to instruct but without seeing the outcome of the money
and effort spent - everything then is considered as nothing.
The second question, is the
Governor really concerned about the Environment? I don't have to site a
litany of facts because every Samareños know that it is highly doubted.
Again, the attempt of the Governor to advocate for the environment is very
good! But then, how can a sensible man do this when we have places like
Homonhon, Manikani, Salcedo, among others. They have one thing in common
which is mining. If the Governor would say that he has no hand on this, then
who? As the father of Province I think he would have an answer. As far as I
can see, what is happening is we are listening to someone who teaches
everyone to help Mother Nature but then on the other hand he allows/sits
blind to what is happening. So where is the consistency of the advocacy?
The third question, Sentay
Quitorio is part of the program? I was thinking that she might be one of
those journalist that covers the event. But then, it is obvious that she is
part it (being a facilitator). I grew up listening to her voice over the
radio. I can still remember when she wrote a probe about the overpriced
construction materials bought during the time Gov. Salazar. It was a
brilliant and valiant move. That for me was journalism! But now, with her
taking part of the this ridiculous stage play is something that bothers me.
Now I am not wandering as to why Eastern Samar lost a voice. So, money and
influence really knows how to shut the mouths of those people that once had
the principle of "being someone for others".
Lastly, I want to thank the editor
for being fair in delivering the news to the people (I really meant this
one, with a puppy eye!). I have been reading the news that you have for
weeks now and I am happy. Kudos to you all and Mr. BRYAN MONTES AZURA for
living a life of a journalist.
Name: Rey Sadongdong
Address: Doha, Qatar
It’s worth to know that Guiuan
airport project is now working. Unta deri masayang an budget nga gin hatag
han gobyerno para hini nga proyekto. Una nga malilipay kami nga mga OFW nga
deretso na an biyahe.
Sana mabuksan na this year. Thanks
IGKASI KO MGA WARAY
Name: Doms Pagliawan
Address: VIP Subd. Brgy. 87, San Jose, Tacloban City
Doms Pagliawan here. I'm just so
thrilled to know that such a great website as this exists online. This could
allow us all to get in touch with one another, to get to know wonderful
people from our tribe.
It might interest you to know that
I am one of the most productive contemporary writers of our Waray
literature. Although I'm more at home writing in English, I see to it that
my creative works are in Waray, our native tongue, as part of my commitment
to at least document the usage of Waray in our time. That's if saving it is
So, I write short stories, poems,
songs, and novels (in the making). As a recording artist, I have had four
albums in all, one of which already exists in this website's
I'm more of a composer than a singer, though, as you may carefully observe.
Right now, I am working on another
Waray album. Six of the targeted twelve songs have been written (with
melody, of course). Let me share with you the lyrics of three songs there,
if you don't mind.
Kapot han im gitara, sarihan ta pagkanta
ako an magtotono, dudunganan mo la
kon pananglit mawara ini nga akon boses
ada, sangkay, ikaw it masunod
Hala kapti an kopya upaya nga mabasa
dis-og kamo ha butnga pagpurundok kita
para diri magsarang ini nga aton boses
bug-os hiya nga hibabati-an
Pagkaranta kita, gamit inin gitara
pagli-aw libang samtang nagkaka-urusa
bisan pa lumuyaw ayaw hito kabaraka
kay an tingug may pagpalya
peru an kamagsarangkay
Ayaw kam pag-inalang upaya la pagkanta
damu an namamati ha aton musika
abriha an im baba ginhawa hin hilawig
utok peru ayaw pag-ihaa
Kon diri memoryado kopya hala basaha
kay diri mauuwat iton mamarati
kon ha butnga hitabu kita tanan in mawara
padayon la ayaw pahalata
Dinhi hinin bulod
Ha puno hiton kahoy
Magkikita pa kita
Kinahanglan nga kita magkabulag
Kapalaran waray sugot
Saad ha kada tagsa
Dinhi kita magkikita
An kahoy nga marampag
Hiya an aton testigo
Mga tu-ig nga malabay
Adlaw nga iginsa-ad
Asya na ini nga takna
Kahoy kakadtoon ko
Ngan didto maghuhulat
Kahoy waray naman
Diri na nahibibilngan
Bulod ngan mga bukid
Kalbo na naghaharawan
Ha akon panmiling
Bis bulod di makit-an
Bangin lumunod ini
Han higlarum nga baha
ira nanay kay ma-abroad na daw,
human igbaligya tuna ngan karabaw;
lima nga mga anak bilin ha balay,
nahulat han tatay tikang ha irignuman.
Paglagos hin bulan may padara naman
dolyar nga salapi para panpa-aram,
pagkaon, pambayad utang.
Peru an ira
tatay kwarta kinakaptan,
huygo ngan irignom asay binantayan;
babaye ngan droga iya sinudlan,
gutom ngan sakit pamilya dinangatan.
Nahingadto naman an nanay ha prisohan,
abusado nga agaron iya ginpatay
hiya daw in pagbibitayon
panalingkamot ha iya pagsalbar,
waray nahimo, kaso nagpadayon;
umabot an adlaw umuli an nanay,
ginbabarabyawan sulod han lungon.
Ini an dinangatan hingyap nga pag-uswag
pamilya naruba, inup nagin ngarat
narugos nga mga kinabuhi
Prayer for love and peace part II
Name: Tomas Marcial
If Faith remembers my little
advice to our people on June 2008. To be ready to the law of nature, the
calamity that might happen AND TO THE GREED OF MAN, it happens. Whose fault?
Not God, it is us, our negligence and stupidity.
Now is the time to visits the
projects of the government. How they are built. Dapat tingnan at usisain ang
bawat proyekto ng govierno. It is the God given right of the people to know
what the government officials are doing. What plans and projects they have
for the good of the people. Panahon na para makialam, manindigan, at
sumbatan ang mga taong nagsasamantala sa govierno. At dapat transparent ang
gastos sa bawat proyekto ng govierno. So the people will know, and that is
your duty to the people which you are responsible to serve. TO OUR
GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, THE FILIPINO IS NOT ALONE, THE WORLD IS WATCHING US.
OF OUR ACTIONS AND GOOD DEEDS. WE KNOW AND WE CAN SEE, WHO YOU ARE. MAYBE
YOU THINK YOU CAN HIDE, NO YOU CAN'T, WE ARE WATCHING YOU.
"THERE ARE NO TYRANTS, WHERE THERE
ARE NO SLAVES". JORIZ.
"ETERNAL VIGILANCE IS THE PRICE OF
LIBERTY". LIVE FREE OR DIE. NH
ERRATUM: Gibo to visit Balangiga
Address: Balangiga, Eastern Samar
Date: 28 Sept 2009
I just want to comment and correct
a line in the news about Sec. Gibo Teodoro visit in Balangiga it is not "Balangiga
Lingganay Performing Group" that will perform/present but, "Alingawngaw Han
Balangiga" compost of local Talent within Balangiga. Directed and
Choreographed by Miss Cindy Campanero. Thanks
Konting Kaalaman sa Sintomas ng "H1N1 Virus"
Name: Omar Gabrito
Address: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Kaalaman sa Sintomas ng "H1N1
Ni Omar Gabrito/Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Ang H1N1 virus o human swine flu
ay isang tipo ng seasonal flu o panapanahong trangkaso at may dalang mga
mikrobyo ng trangkaso mula sa mga ibon, baboy at tao.
Bukod sa trangkaso, ang mga
sintomas ng taong may H1N1 flu ay sakit ng ulo, ubo, pananakit ng kalamnan,
panghihina/pagkapagal, pagduduwal, pagsusuka, masakit na lalamunan, lagnat/panginginig
Maaring kumalat ito mula sa isang
tao at iba pa, sa pamamagitan ng hininga at pagbahing, kung saan ang
mikrobyo ay naikakalat sa hangin na maaari namang malanghap ng ibang tao.
Maari ring lumapag ang mikrobyo sa
mga counters, doorknob, kung saan madadampot ng kamay at maililipat naman sa
Kung galing sa biyahe at
nakakaramdam ng sintomas na hawig sa trangkaso, manatili sa bahay at
sikaping umiwas sa ibang tao.
Kung kayo'y may sakit na
kailangang gamutin, tawagan ang inyong doctor at sabihin din sa kaniya kung
kayo'y bumiyahi bago nagkasakit. Palagiang maghugas ng kamay at/o gumamit ng
alcohol hand sanitizer; takpan ang bibig at ilong kung uubo o babahing; kung
walang tissue paper, bumahing o umubo sa manggas ng inyong damit o braso,
huwag sa kamay at manatili sa bahay kung maysakit.
Address: Dallas, TX, USA
How sad naman ng "tula"mo. Totoo
bang Hinahanap mo parin yang 'pag-ibig' mo. Nakaka touch naman, sana
makatagpo ako ng katulad mo tapat ang pagmamahal, sana mahanap mo na sya.
Taga Catbalogan Samar ka rin ba? If you are trully, willing to find her,
best thing to do is pray and God will answer right away. Again I wish i
found someone like you!