Thursday, February 18, 2016

I finally decided to vote for Pacquiao

It has been a while before I finally decided to vote for Pacquiao. At first, I was really thinking if we needed him when he can’t even attend the seat in the congress. He is not a legislator nor a public servant on the basis of his profession. He is far from what a political leader should be.

However, after his remarks against LGBT that drew bashing and a campaign against him specifically led by LGBT personalities like Vice Ganda and other celebs who are pro LGBT, I have seen the clear red line between standing in the world and standing within the “sound” Christian doctrine and dignity that upholds morality in its highest sense, I decided finally to vote for Manny Pacquiao.

First, I have seen someone who is not a politician, and is far from a foolitician. He is not there to please the ears of his potential voters but to tell them and guide them to what is right. It’s not money or vote, it’s about pleasing God. We rarely see these among the candidates, and Manny is one of those rare candidates.

Manny’s remark is his opinion about the homosexual lifestyle. Everybody has to respect that. Even Vice Ganda. It’s not bigotry as most LGBT claims.

LGBT call those who do not believe in them as bigot. This is how “LGBT” addresses the people which is definitely “discrimination”, disrespectful in the opinion of others, and how they try to “unbalance” the law of the land by making proposals that will “ONLY” benefit them.

We need a Manny who stands by the truth and uprightness no matter how LGBT call him, bash him, and persecute him. We as Christians however need to learn how to stand by him.

Proverbs 16:12

It is an abomination for kings to commit wicked acts, For a throne is established on righteousness.

Proverbs 29:2

When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, But when a wicked man rules, people groan.

Secondly, who among the senatoriables fear God more than Manny? I always believe that if you want to have a better nation, we need to have godly leaders, leaders who fear God above all. Leaders who follow God’s will. How many more fooliticians should we vote?

We do not need another foolitician in place. We need to have politicians who are not a lover of money, not morally degraded, and a man who fears God.

Proverbs 11:14

Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory.

It’s time to stand as Christians, Christians who stands by the truth and for the truth. Many will persecute those stand by the truth. But if God is with us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31)

DICLAIMER: I am not discriminating LGBT, but I don’t believe in what they are fighting for. Practicing homosexual lifestyle is a lifestyle that is against to what the Bible says.

Sino ba ang dapat mong paniwalaan? Si Vice Ganda na kelangan mang-insulto para makapag patawa? O si Manny na nakakainsulto dahil sa pagsasabi ng kanyang paninindagan at pananampalataya?

TO VICE GANDA, hope you will read this.

Stop teaching our children how to insult people just to make others laugh. Stop educating our children and teaching them homosexuality is ok. We are Filipino, and homosexual lifestyle is very “unFilipino”. We do not want our children to be homosexuals, we want to them to be God fearing and morally upright.

Nobody is discriminating you on whatever you choose in life. Nobody is stopping you to do whatever you like as long as it is within the bounds of our laws, but HANDS OFF to what what we believe, HANDS OFF to our faith. HANDS OFF in teaching our children.

We do not believe in Homosexual lifestyle. We love all people, including you and LGBT as a community. But DON’T MAKE us SWALLOW your lifestyle, we can’t take it. We uphold Christian values and we will always teach that it is NOT what God wants for a Man and for a Woman.

-just a repost

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Mamasapano Clash

If it not be disrespectful to the grieving of the widows, I wonder if it is permissible for me to think that the justice she called for – in tearfully coming to accept that her husband is a national hero fallen – moves beyond the gut-wrenching demand in grief for retributive justice. Was she demanding, somewhat in the spirit of the law of retribution, the lex talionis, that for her husband and every fallen soldier, an enemy’s wife lose the same number of husbands among the enemy be killed? Was she demanding an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, so that for every soldier shot at close range in the face, and enemy soldier be shot in the face, for every limb severed, an enemy limb be severed? Was she demanding that the cycle of violence be renewed with a vengeance so that Mindanao be returned again from a land of promise to a vale of tears?

Or was she calling for justice for the lives of the fallen because the militaristic police operation had evidently been botched? The somber ceremony of the necrological services was eclipsing this. Was she calling for justice even for the person to whom she was appealing for justice, the Commander in Chief, who had entrusted the sensitive mission of heroes to the discretion of a police commander of assailed integrity whom the Ombudsman had suspended for suspected graft and corruption? Was she calling for justice because the mission of heroes was now associated with baser motives covetous of a foreigner’s bounty? Was she calling for justice because the mission that could have been successful failed because the proper coordination with the military had not been made, or the proper coordination with the nation’s partner for peace on the ground in Mindanao, the MILF, as had been agreed for such operations, had been discounted?

It is with the strains of our national anthem in mind, that the image of the children of Mamasapano is so poignant. They are children, Moros and Filipinos too, walking for peace. They are not walking in a circle of violence, which in their future leads them only to be the parents of children of violence in unending killing and war. They are walking out of decades and centuries of war into the dream that we all share of something of heaven marking our life on earth in the Pearl of the Orient Seas: “…buhay ay langit sa piling mo.” It is a dream, an appeal, a journey for peace.

In this light, the three hundred bayani were not sent into Mamasapano to kill Muslims, nor to kill the peace process, nor even to kill anyone. They were sent in to serve arrest warrants for terrorists, to serve the instruments of justice in peace. They were not sent in to distinguish between the BIFF and the MILF in a small town of intertwined families and traditions nor to make judgments on any of them. How could they do this? They were sent in to serve warrants of arrest on two persons.

Under the leadership of the MILF, we must all appreciate, these are children of warriors who themselves are walking away from the way of guns and violence into the way of peace. They are our partners in peace. The decommissioning of arms accord in Malaysia yesterday between the MILF and the Philippine Government brings this partnership a step further. It is an agreement that goes deeply counter to local culture of power and personal recognition in the possession of arms, but it is an agreement forged in the hope of a higher culture of democratic negotiation and waging peace through forged agreements.

Those who have little opportunity to learn of Islam and perhaps even of Christianity and come to an appreciation of the history, culture and peoples of Mindanao, and those who have not yet had the opportunity to appreciate the provisions of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law nor had the opportunity to learn of the spirit of the autonomy provisions in1987 Constitution must appreciate that the MILF is not calling for an Islamic State that uses centralized power to eliminate the non Muslim. The MILF is standing to a Bangsamoro which recognizes a diversity of religions, the Philippine Constitution, the rule of law, the wisdom of democracy, the vested rights of current property owners, the importance of a second and more difficult Jihad of education, the full demands of social justice.

We can embrace each other as brothers and sisters,

Neighbors, partners, friends, and fellow Filipinos,

living in peace – a just and lasting peace in our homeland that you also call your promised land.

We mourn together for our loss.

Let us work together to attain justice and lasting peace

so that what happened in the cornfields of Mamasapano

and other battlefields in Mindanao

will never happen again.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kuwento

Picks up from that point in the first season's story wherein the lead character Pepito (portrayed by Michael V) wins the jackpot in a lottery. After his luck changed his and his family's life from rags to riches, a television network executive approaches Pepito and comes up with the idea of retelling their story in a TV series. However, Pepito won't like the treatment of the TV show. He thinks that much of the story has been played up or exaggerated. He wanted a more realistic portrayal of his family's story. The TV executive will draw up an alternative proposal: the TV show will be redone but this time, it will be a reality show. The cameras will be documenting Pepito and his family's every day life.

The "reality show" treatment of the new season of Pepito Manaloto is what sets it apart from the previous one, which was basically more of a situation comedy (SitCom). As Michael V himself describes it, Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kuwento is a "real-life documentary of a fictional family."

The show also stars Manilyn Reynes as Elsa Manaloto, Angel Satsumi as Clarissa Manaloto and Jake Vargas as Chito Manaloto.
Playing equally important roles are John Feir as Patrick, Ronnie Henares as Tommy, Mosang as Baby, Janna Dominguez as Maria, and Arthur Solinap as Robert. Completing the cast are the new characters who will make the lives of the Manaloto family more interesting - Jessa Zaragoza as Deedee and Nova Villa as Mimi.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Barangay Kagawad slams Pamintuan camp for threats

Barangay Cutcut Kagawad and Councilmen’s League of Angeles City (CLAC) Vice President Roy Ogurida slams Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan camp for village official threats recently.

“Ang paggamit sa pangalan ng aming mga kamag-anak ay paglapastangan sa aming karapatan at ang pagbabanta sa aming mga kagawad ay simbulo ng kawalan ng galang sa aming mga halal na opisyal,” Ogurida said.
Recently, Pamintuan denied the inclusion of the names of barangay officials’ relatives in the list of the job order (JO) employees of the City Government and threatened to sue the barangay officials who revealed that the names of their relatives were used for the Pamintuan administration’s ‘ghost employees.’
Ogurida also hit the Pamintuan camp for claiming that the documents in the barangay officials’ possession, which contains the names of barangay officials’ relatives listed as JO employees, may have been forged.
Ogurida said, “Hindi namin matatanggap na kami na nga ang biktima sa maling gawain ay kami pa ang tatakutin.”
Ogurida also compelled CLAC President and Barangay Pandan Kagawad Arlon Lacson to step forward and protect the interests of barangay council members, whom he represents.
Earlier, CLAC Vice President for External Affairs and Barangay Lourdes Northwest Kagawad William David also expressed disdain for the Pamintuan camp when the latter questioned the credibility of the barangay officials.
“Napakababa ng tingin nila sa aming mga barangay official. Tinatawag nila kaming sinungaling at kinekwestiyon ang aming kredibilidad,” David said.
David also challenged the Pamintuan camp to make good on their threat to sue the barangay officials who raised the issue regarding the names of their relatives being used for the Pamintuan administration’s ‘ghost employees.’ “Maganda nga na makarating sa korte ang usaping ito para makita talaga kung sino ang nagsasabi ng totoo,” he said.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

No warranty for Angeles City’s infrastracture projects

The Commission on Audit (COA), in its annual audit report for 2011, showed that the City Government did not secure warranties for its completed infrastructure projects, according to the camp of Pampanga Representative Carmelo Lazatin (first district).

Section 6 of the COA Report, dated June 18, 2012 and signed by COA regional director Winnie Encallado, stated that the City Government did not secure a warranty for its completed infrastructure projects, therefore “denying the city of adequate protection against any structural defects/failure within the warranty period.”
According to the COA report, the lack of warranty resulted in the city being “deprived of its right to enforce the responsible contractor to undertake the correction/repair of any structural defect and/or failure in projects that may occur within the warranty period commencing on the date the project was finally accepted.”

Not securing a warranty for infrastructure projects is in violation of the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 9184, otherwise known as Government Procurement Reform Act, particularly, Section 62.2.3.

Section 62.2.3 of the Revised IRR of RA 9184 states that for the procurement of infrastructure projects, government units should secure a warranty from the contract awardee from the final acceptance of the project up to a period of 15 years for permanent structures, five years for semi-permanent structures, and two years for other structures, except in the case of force majeure (e.g. natural disasters)

by: Reynaldo Navales

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Ang pagbabalik ni Pepito Manaloto

Ibabalik ng Kapuso Network ang comedy sitcom na Pepito Manaloto. Maganda rin naman kasi ang response ng mga audience sa nasabing Kapuso show.

Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kuwento, Tuwing Linggo pagkatapos ng Imbestigador sa GMA

Tumama nga sa lotto pero mali naman ang kuwento!

Ang tunay na halaga ng 700 million pesos, inyo nang malalaman!
Kahit ako ay nagustuhan ko ang sitcom and I am sure magiging mataas din ang ratings nito kagaya ng una.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Candidates for the position of Chief Justice

The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has until June 18 to accept applications and nominations to the top post in the judiciary. It is also the deadline for those nominated to accept or decline their nominations.

Earlier nominated for the Chief Justice post were retired Judge Manuel Siangco Jr., lawyer Rafael Morales, Ormoc City Vice Mayor Nepomuceno Aparis, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, Bureau of

Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim Henares, former University of the Philippines law dean Raul Pangalangan, lawyer Marianito Sadondoncillo, women's rights advocate Katrina Legarda, Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza, and former Ateneo de Manila University law dean Cesar Villanueva.

The lone applicant was a nurse name Jocelyn Esquivel. It was not known immediately whether Ms. Esquivel is also a lawyer.

De Lima yesterday said that if Esquivel is not a lawyer she is not qualified to even be considered by the JBC.

"Kung nurse ka, hindi ka qualified. Actually, you know, on the bare terms of the JBC rules and even under the Constitution, hindi pwede if you are not a member of the Bar and has had at least 10 years of practice. So how can a nurse be a member of the Bar? Unless she is a member of the Bar, she is not qualified," De Lima stressed.

Under JBC rules, automatically nominated are the five most senior justices of the Supreme Court led by the now Acting Chief Justice Antonio T. Carpio. The other most senior justices are Presbitero J. Velasco Jr., Teresita J. Leonardo de Castro, Arturo D. Brion, and Diosdado M. Peralta.

The latest nominees are former solicitor general Francisco I. Chavez and former Makati City congressman Teodoro "Teddy Boy" Locsin Jr.

Chavez was nominated by Manuel Baviera, organizer of the Whistle Blowers' Association of the Philippines, while Locsin was recommended by lawyer Brigido Dulay and ABAKADA party-list president Jonathan de la Cruz.

So far, only Pangalangan and Legarda have accepted their nominations in separate letters sent to the JBC.
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