(message board 108)
Date: 5 Sep 2011
Now is the time to ask
yourself: "Am I better off now than before the last election?
More questions to ponder.
1. Are elected/ appointed
officials any less corrupt? Same? Better Worse?
2. Are the roads in and
around my Barangay the Same? Better? or Worse?
3. Is medical care or
treatment for the poor the Same? Better? or Worse?
4. Is the local school
performing the Same? Better or Worse?
5. Is the material
condition of the school buildings Same? Better? Worse?
6. Is my Barangay the
same, safer, or more dangerous?
7. Are more people
employed now than before elections?
8. Is my formerly unsafe
water now safe to drink? Same? Better? Worse?
9. Is my LGU supporting
the needs of the community? Same? Better? Worse?
10. Is the Provincial
Government supporting the needs of the LGUs and Municipalities.
Same? Better? Worse?
I would bet that 70
percent of the above questions would either be the same or worse
I am not talking about
National Government at all. From what I can see... not much has
changed in most areas. So my opinion is that the election process
has done very little to enhance the human capital so that fewer
people were Dependents of Government. I.e. no one has won anything
while we lose another 3 year voting investment locally.
People need to wise up and
be part of the solution instead of supporting the same old stuff
different day. As long as we are stagnant in trying to move forward
with progress; "We all lose."
Address: Zone 2 Paranas, Samar
Date: August 21
Lahat ng mga k batch k
nong 1984 attend kmo han alumni ha paranas yna nga december 29
attend me kc pg usapan ntin ang batch ntin kc kruyag han mga nsa
abroad sa summer uli mg reunion kita tnx…
Basilio A. Balasbas
Address: 539 Ricarte Ext., San Antonio, San Pedro,
Date: August 21, 2011
To: Mr. Anonymous II
I do not use pen name, you
see what I say, you know where I am, because I mean what I say, for
the furtherance of the province of Samar. Come out in the open
introduce yourself and let’s help one another. You can rest assure
that I am doing this because I do not want that what happened to my
parents will also happen to your siblings. My parents were not given
the care and the protection that they are suppose to get in our
provincial hospital in Catbalogan, they both perished without being
attended properly by a registered physician. What is disheartening
is the fact that no medicine was ever provided to them by the
province, why?. When I arrived they were already dying, they were
brought to the hospital and nothing came out, no bedding, no
ventilation, no medicine, may I ask why? despite the millions of
pesos for the purpose, come on Mr. Anonymous II. Aren't you the
medical representative who delivered the medicines for the purpose?,
aren't you the official who is In-charge to pay for this medicines?
come to the open Mr. Anonymous II. You may not feel what I've been
through since the death of my parents in the hospital they called
You do not want upright
people to manage the province?, you want the thieves, now that the
recall election is approved ready to be contested by the same
corrupt politicians, you can make my day. I am not saying that you
are a thief, I am not saying that you are corrupt unless you
identify yourself I can say you are.
God bless us all.
Address: Catbalogan City, Samar
To all the people behind
the recall of Governor Sharee Ann Tan Delos Santos and Vice Gov.
I would like to appeal to
you that, if you want to push-thru this recall kindly include those
board members on the first district.
The Governor and the Vice
Governor is doing there duties and responsibilities..anot rason nga
egrerecall... kay ano nga dere nala hulaton it 2013 election...masyado
man ini ka immature nga ira rason nga lack of confidence nga waray
paman ngani adto kaproprobari hi Governor Sharee Ann Tan-Delos
Santos...Kinikita man it trabaho yana hit governor...damo man it
proyekto...Ngan myda man hiya plano hit Samar... It ak pakiana, ano
man it nahimo na hini nga mga board member ha 1st district dinhi ha
aton? pamati ko ngan obserbasyon waray kay dere naatend hit session.
Ako en usa la nga mulopyo
hit Catbalogan, nga andam umugop hit mga tawo nga nagtratrabaho dere
kay puro pamolitica...unta it pamolitica tobtob la hit election...dere
kay bisan human na an election karuyag pa otrohon... paghulat nala
kita hit 2013...pano paman mauswag it Pilipinas kun kada tuig kita
magpipili hit leader.
Address: Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur
Date: august 15, 2011
...ammph i would like to
join dis site in porposes that gosto kong makita c Pedro Buhay a 20
IB military hope he contact me this #09084437449 or
09286791039.......pls tel her kong sinu naka kilala sakanya
importante jd kau kai 13 yrs na kame walng contant...tanx
Address: Catbalogan, Philippines
Date: Aug. 7, 2011
To Mr. Basilio B.
If you really, I mean
really (pardon my redundance), want to help Catbalogan and Samar
change from its present condition, then come over and live here.
Help with the leaders during or not during election time...help to
change for the better and not to be elected to the office and become
a politician...and eventually be one and among them.
I am getting tired of
reading your posts - being critical and laying out your plans...we
need some actions! If helping is really your ultimate purpose, start
it now! Not for political gain someday, somehow. Bow.
Para kan Mr. Basilio
Sano ka paman pag
kakandidato para maiboto ka na namon, hadto han hirayo pa an
election nag pasangyaw ka na nga makandidato ka bisan waray kuwarta
kay siring mo pa an tawo na an bahala pumili kon hain hira, han
hirani na an election waray ka na, waray kana ngani magpasabot kon
hain kana...kon ako ha imo, ayaw nala anay pag yinakan dinhi o
pagsinurat nga subra an imo malasakit han aton higugmaon nga samar
kay an ginagawasan nag bibinowa ka la....
Kunta tumanon mo an
ngatanan nga imo karuyag mahitabu dinhi ha aton ha Samar...so
pagkandidato yana nga sunod nga election.... mag daog ka ngani
bangin dida na mawawara an mga corrupt dinhi ha Samar.
Kasama mo kami sir.......
Basilio A. Balasbas
Address: 539 Ricarte Ext., San Antonio, San Pedro,
Date: August 1, 2011
During my younger days in
Guinsorongan, I use to catch fish even at the shallow waters. I use
hook line and sinker and I could catch a variety of fish and I was
so happy as a kid, but now that my days in this world are numbered,
I cannot even catch a single sea creature using the same instrument.
What I can catch are waste of varied plastics and the like. What
I can still remember that
big fishing boats were anchored in Guinsorongan, it hauls expensive
sea foods in banyeras. With the hauls also are coral reefs of varied
sizes, small corals, big coral reefs, they were uprooted that after
years of exploitation, after years of abuse what are left in our
shores are wastes, plastics and disposables. When you take your
vacation and take a dive and swim at the resort of Guinsorongan you
will encounter floating "T". I once invited a friend from Manila I
was so ashamed because when she emerged after her dive she was
carrying the floating "T" on her head. I promised not to come back
but I cannot disregard the cries of the folks back home. Who will
help them if I wont. Actually I can already sit back and relax, but
how can I relax when my siblings are suffering from gross neglect.
If I wont help them who will? If not now, when?
The very people who are
responsible in destroying the seas of Samar are now lording it over
in the province as politicians, very corrupt politicians that even
medicines for the poor are not spared. Let us now wake up from the
long slumber. Help us reform the system. Lets install non
politicians who will work for the poor. We just have to have a
political well to do it. We can do it. Let us all work together to
attain our objective of transforming Samar.
God bless us all........
Address: Pio K. Tabunda, Sulod, Basey 6720, Samar
Date: July 25, 2011
All religions, churches to arrive at points of agreement on biblical
querulous individuals these past two weeks who had become interested
in the worldwide tales or claims about the end of the world had been
asking whether the twin biblical predictions about the “return of
Jesus Christ” and the “end of world” are one and the same thing.
if both can happen then both have no sense at all. What will Jesus
“return” mean if upon the event of His coming will also mean the
annihilation of human population and the world in which humanity
dwells?, they asked.
A few of
them had forwarded their suspicion of absurdity in the fact that up
to now not a single intelligent person is so credible and infallible
as to be regarded as a final authority on the determination of as to
which comes first: the “return” or the “end”.
into this seeming absurdity, as they said, had been the argument
that if the “end” is to come before, then the “return” will be
meaningless: what will Jesus return for when there will be no humans
in sight anymore; what will Jesus see on His return?
conclusion of these independent, rather, “illiterate” (because, if
they could read, they had not read the bible, or they finished only
Grade V but forgot the letters of the Filipino and English alphabets
since reaching age 14 because the government’s education program
only succeeded to that far among those who decided they could not
continue being educated), opinion makers: all bible-based religions,
religious sects, churches and missions should now come together to
arrive at common conclusions from common interpretations based on
commonly agreed biblical citations, on both the “return” and the
“end”. Just which among them will call the shot doesn’t matter. If
it will be the Catholic community, so be it, since in fact, in the
Philippines, it has the most number of followers. Or anybody. Will
the leaders of the other groups respond to the call?
the clearinghouse envisioned by that ideal social structure would
not be able to achieve its desired goal or direction. Thus, there
will be days set aside during which each group will need to make
decisions for its own selected discussants (or however they may be
called, presenters or delegates, perhaps, or maybe simply scholars
[ahem!]), plus preliminary days at which to meet with their
counterparts from all the participating groups to compare their
respective group’s decisions and then to arrive at common rules, and
finally days for deliberation and final agreements. The final
conclusions arrived at should be signed by them and then made public
– via the media (radio, television, newspapers, magazines and other
forms of printed media, or electronic [telephone, cellular phone,
email/internet]) and public forums.
to be so, so that all those who wish to be guided can make their own
intelligent conclusions and decisions. After all, every population
is a community of humans who are said to be creatures created by God
Who has only one set of messages for His own creations, which must
be understood, for everyone’s own salvation, according to only one
interpretation. Without this event, the social blunder will
continue, misguiding more and more people and dividing believers,
and the senseless debate on points that are not even debatable will
continue to hurt beliefs and faiths, to the heart’s contentment of
the Luciferous Satan the Devil. This is their challenge, which I
hereby adopt and push for wide and popular acceptance.
absence of common interpretations, thus the absence of a common
understanding, is as real as to apply to even almost convincing
claims that the signs of Jesus’s return or of the world’s end had
begun unfolding already many, many years ago. Since there are no
common agreements among all churches and religions, interpretations
and predictions always tended to be false and to fail. And for as
long as this culture of disagreement continues, there will be more
and more failures to come and happen. Divisive Faith in progress,
that is. This is not unlike how leaders behave so as to make peace
and order evasive. But there has to be road to agreement. There must
be a final call.
Who will start calling?
Address: Quezon, Philippines
somebody know Elias R. Alico Jr of Samar State University. please
send me picture of him. your help will be appreciated.
Gilda Cabrales-del Pilar
Address: 35 Hillcrest Drive, #211 Daly City, California
Date: July 14, 2011
responded to a message from Erlinda Galero-Tejero sent through Samar
News. I expected a response but I have not heard back from her. I
also would like to touch base with her and hope she reads this
message. My brother Sonny Cabrales and Dr. Isidro Corrales also sent
her messages but no response from her either.
Date: July 13, 2011
Daram: From Chismis to Business!
wonderful to see initiatives from local government units such as the
one pursued by the municipal government of Daram. It is true that
Samar has a very high unemployment rate especially the women.
However, it is equally true that we have vast unproductive land.
Initiatives that try to use what is locally available is laudable.
just doing chismis the whole day, women with no source of income
should be encouraged to do small-scale farming. The first step out
of poverty is food sufficiency. It is sad to say that Samar still
has to import from other provinces vegetables that could have easily
been grown locally. Teaching our unemployed provincemates the art
and science of farming is one way to making them productive members
of our society. Not only will they be able to feed their families
with nutritious food, they could earn a little more.
steps to economic progress is slow but if done right and everybody
does the same thing it will uplift the conditions of thousands of
Samarenyos who are living in poverty.
the Daram LGU!
Marianito J. Hernandez
Address: Chicago, ILLINOIS, USA
Date: July 11, 2011
good fight of faith, [CFC-FFL SAMAR] people of God! Run the good
race your sons of the Most High, and inherit the Crown of Life from
our Lord Jesus Christ!
CONGRATULATIONS and God bless! on your CFC-FFL PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY
on Sunday July 17, 2011; VENUE: Fame Hotel. Address: 6th St. Brgy.
Muñoz, Catbalogan City, Samar.
COME TOGETHER, WITH ONE HEART AND MIND; LET US WORSHIP OUR GOD, OUR
the vocation of every Christian. It is the core of our relationship
with God. It is indispensable to one who professes to live a life
worship is such an amazing privilege, which many Christians are not
fully aware of. As such, they are missing out on much of what God
has in store for them.
know that when we worship...
- we come into the very presence of the King of kings?
- we attend a lavish banquet?
- we can bless God?
- we are practicing for when we go to heaven?
more. Enter into a lifestyle of worship.
book W O R S H I P by Frank Padilla, Servant General of Couples for
Christ Foundation for Family and Life (CFC-FFL)]
Address: Catbalogan, Samar
Inday ni Sara
Dutertes of Davao are known to be tough or to say the least they
want to be perceived as tough. Dad Rody, former mayor and now vice
mayor, has been dubbed the "punisher" by Time Magazine for the
numerous cases of extra-judicial killings he alledgedly
orchestrated. He is suspected as the brains behind the Davao Death
Squad (DDS), a vigilante-type organization that kills lawless
criminals. There are numerous claims however that there were
innocent civilians killed due to mistake of identity or as a
collateral damage. The Commission on Human Rights have been trying
to pin down Rody Duterte but no one is brave enough to stand up as a
witness. It is true that Davao is one of the safest places in the
country but you just have to pray that you will not be at the
receiving end of the Duterte's wrath or you may be "silenced" next.
Duterte is merely showing her being the daughter of Rody. Being
tough in Davao city politics is important. She was merely playing a
toughie role to please the crowd when she punched the sheriff who
was ordering a demolition.
Bayi says it is! I think, it is not! The greatest test of one's
quality is not on how you can control others but on how you can
control your self. Anger Management is one thing that she has to
take. Of course she did punch the sheriff knowing fully well that
she got a bus-load of bodyguards. In this country of ours,
showmanship is a political tool. As you can see, people are divided
whether what she did is right or wrong. In civilized societies, what
she did is wrong. Decency requires settling differences in amicable
and civil manners.
always astonished how politicians, press people, and even bishops
use the excuse that whatever they did, even if patently wrong, is
justified when they do it for the poor. The end still does not
justify the means. So many times we invoke the name of the poor to
justify grossly wrong actions. So many times we use the name of the
poor people to justify illegal transactions.
Sara, Mayor of Davao City: Punching another person whether he is a
court official or not is wrong unless you are defending your own
life of course. In the Youtube video, she was merely trying to put
her anger in the proper face (should have been a proper place, it
landed on a face). No amount of justification especially if the name
of the poor is invoked will ever suffice.
Samar Island Press Club: Compromising the independence of the press
especially towards the politicos is wrong. No amount of
justifications that the medicines are for the poor will make the
ugly marriage of the press and the politicos look good.
Bishops who got luxury SUVs and payolas from the PCSO: You always
say it is for the poor. The poor's name are always dragged as if it
justifies everything. It's okay if it is for the poor but the source
of it all is from the government that is corrupt and trying to
influence the stand of the CBCP on certain issues in the land. Plus,
how could you preach that you are against gambling when you profit
from the biggest gambling operator of the land, the PCSO?
does not justify the means, period!
Address: Catbalogan, Samar
Date: Jul 6, 2011
Dios: A Rotten Tomato
Bishop Juan De Dios's was caught with his pants down. His letter to
former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA) asking for a birthday
gift was the biggest evidence of how he used his influence as a
prelate to seek favors from the former president. GMA should have
discouraged the release of the SUV to the bishop but since she owes
a lot from De Dios for saving her ass during several impeachment
moves, she has allowed herself to be corrupted. Well, she already
is. She was just trying her best to be consistent.
be criminally charged? Well, GMA broke the doctrine of the
separation of the church and the state. In the guise of helping the
poor, she has released millions of government money to favored
bishops so she could be protected during several attempts to unseat
her. GMA and her appointed apologists in the former PCSO board
should rot in jail for scandalous transactions that are grossly
disadvantageous to the government.
De Dios liable too? Oh yes, if not legally, he is morally liable. He
should be sent to Timbuktu for some soul searching. I wish Pope
Benedict should know this so he can do some corrective action to
spare the entire catholic church from shame.
rotten tomato, Bishop De Dios should be taken off from the basket
lest the entire catholic hierarchy be chastised for cuddling
grafters and corrupters.
Address: New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Date: 1 July 2011
I was very
pleased to read from the Philippine Star, July 1, 2011 edition,
about the Supreme Court's decision with finality concerning the
constitutionality of Catbalogan's cityhood and 15 others. In the
end, justice and fairness prevailed, as the article correctly noted.
thanks to the countless people who worked hard and spearheaded this
worthwhile endeavor. Kudos to you all for your unwavering faith and
perseverance despite vehement opposition from the League of Cities
of the Philippines and selfish politicians whose motion for
reconsideration was junked by the Supreme Court.
Catbalogan City! Padayon kita!
Address: London, UK
Date: 1 July 2011
Pinoy Launches Its News Agency To Cater For Citizen Journalists
Pinoy is launching its news agency, which is essentially for
'Citizen Journalism' - the news service where you tell the stories.
Send us your news stories, images and video.
then be placed up in Balita Pinoy, and also where newsworthy on a
wider scale, will be offered to other agencies, newspapers and
magazines for sale. The fees from such sales will be split 50:50.
many times every minute of every day when something happens and news
reporters from the major agencies are not there on the scene to
record it. Or in fact the big boys may be there but miss something
newsworthy while you get it recorded on camera or video.
everyone now has a cellphone with a camera/video facility in it. Put
it to use.
also have a story of your own local community or group you wish to
get more exposure, send it to BPNA to get it aired.
also be an established journalist who wants to get more exposure, or
have a story their editor will not publish. This type of freedom of
speech gives the man or woman on the street a voice and a platform.
they're in Albay or Zamboanga, or for OFW's, in Alaska or Zimbabwe.
Anyone, anywhere may contribute. For full details: