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Name: Tomo Magdadalos
This violent killings well
never stop as long as the NPA continue to believe in thier dead ideology of
communism, there's so many faction among them that they're actually killing
each other for territory for extortion, eventually this armend band are
turing into banditry. I would like to appeal to the leaders (of these armend
groups in the mountain of E. Visayas) to please! please! give our province
and country the gift of PEACE! which we sought for so long. Join us in the
legal political struggle to better this country of ours. Come down from the
mountain your struggle is lost and dead, why not try peace for a change?
Don’t be like PGMA who
rather see her country go down the canal then admits she was caught stealing
again the presidency, she would prefer to bealive that shes the only one who
could save this country. Instead of admit that she no longer have the moral
ascendancy nor credibility to rule therefore step down and save this country
from farther destruction.
Why do we have war instead
of peace, hate instead of love, greed instead of compassion? Why not just
come down PGMA? NPA's? Mila? and let this country start again and maybe,
just maybe this time might be for the betterment of our province and
Name: Jag Laurel Jr
163 Juliana St.. Marikina,
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Name: Cesar Torres
28 June 2005
Killing each other...When
will this ever end? The two soldiers killed in Basey, and the wounded, they
are people two, our people, with love ones who need them. When will this
ever end? When will this ever end?
Name: Jessica Thomas
Address: Honeycomb Grange,
Weedon, Northamptonshire, England NN7 4SB, UK
Hi my name is Jessica and I
live in the UK,
I have never actullay been to the Philippines but my step mum and half
brother live over there in W. Samar, Catbalogan. Their names are Leah and
Samuel Thomas...I am planning on moving there which I don't know how but has
anyone any information how I go about this...or even sending me useful
website addresses to look up...I'm really looking for a poor area to live in
as I can hardly afford anything...can anyone out there help me out??!!!???
Please do email me. I would love to help my brother out who has been there
all his life, they are also poor...
College Batch 83
June 28, 2005
Does anyone know the email
address or contact number of Gina Balderama? Please send your reply to
email@example.com. Thank you.
Box 21347, Riyadh 11475, KSA
I would like to thanks to
those people in samarnews.com because just now I discover this samarnews.com
actually taga Laoang Norther Samar man ak ngan ako nahihiyok man may
samarnews. com More power to you.
Name: A. B. Dacles
41 Hassam Avenue, Newcastle,
Under Lyme St. 5 9et, Staffordshire, England
I really surprise when I
accidentally found that there is a samar news room and chat room as well I
did not only learn samar news but the economical development also. Di narin
tayo nahuhuli tuloy tuloy na
sana ang pag unlad ng ating probinsya. On this website we
become competitive and ready to endeavor the digital society. Mabuhay ang
Pilipinas!!!!!! at ang buong samar&
Name: Totoy Bibo Batang Waray
109 Bonifacio Street,
Teachers Village, Diliman, Quezon City
Please visit my blog by
clicking the following link or copy-pasting it on your browser:
This is an attempt to
collate all articles and resources about the recent state of human rights in
the Eastern Visayas region (composed of Leyte, Samar and Biliran).The aim of
the web blog is to "toll the bells (bagtingan an lingganay)" to rouse the
consciousness of our brethren here and abroad on such alarming conditions.
Please join me in condemning these incidents. Let us struggle for a just and
humane society for everyone, not only Waraynons or Leyteños, Samareños,
Biliranons, but all.
May we triumph on our fight
against Palpara, Jovito S. Palparan, the berdugo ng Mindoro and the
Executioner of Samar.
Let the blood of our answers
continue to nourish us with courage and vigor to defeat the present-day
enemy: Jovito Palparan for the series of killings of innocent lives in Leyte
Mabuhay tayong lahat!
Rufino Yul Saba
Address: 1908 Rd 32, Pasco, WA 99301, USA
June 19, 2005
This is the second time that
I have posted a message. I am grateful indeed to all the people behind this
website. Perhaps, my only desire for now, is for Catbalogan to move
forward, and leave politics behind.
If, the government is so
corrupt, and the people's voice is not heard, I believe it is now time to
start building Catbalogan in our very own little way. With an effort to
provide a better livelihood and a better place for all Samarenos. I suggest
that we create Non-government organizations to help alleviate poverty in the
Philippines. An NGO composed of private individuals who will cater to the
basic needs and education of the poor masses, who will pass resolutions for
Samar Improvement. A Board of Directors who are genuine, who are not
corrupt, whose heart are set forth in touching people's lives.
My last visit to Catbalogan
in the year 2002, was too humiliating. Drugs were being sold or transact
openly, and even on the next door of the hotel where I was staying at.
Tricycles were running on the streets like chickens with their heads cut
off. Streets were dirty, and all other negative things.
news from this website, has given me an update of what it is to live in the
Philippines at this point in time. Catbaloganon's are blessed with
intelligent people, but it seem that most of these people who would have
been assets to the province have left and seek greener pastures. WE probably
think that we've all lost them. These migration in a way has given a
positive aspect, these people are now desirous to help, for most of them are
now in the position to do so, and with their life experiences, and their
knowledge that living condition is so pathetic in the Philippines compared
to their present condition, they now have a desire to bring even a portion
of these good things to their own native land.
I am hoping that one day we
might as well unite, let whoever want to rule and corrupt the government in
Samar alone, and make them suffer the consequences to their actions, by not
voting them again. Let the private individuals build different Non
Government Organizations, and make it as powerful as the government offices
itself. And use it as a tool in the selection process of political
candidates, and eventually endorsing the best man for the position, and
never let it be corrupted. There must always be a review, so as to make sure
that these NGO's are made and run for best interest of the masses. I know
that corruption in the Philippines and in the Samar areas, will never be
totally eradicated, sad to say it has almost been adopted as our culture,
but as long as there are people who desire change, who love freedom and
progression, we will be able to feel it, taste it and love it in the years
In another aspect Chinese
used to be the minority in the Philippines and in the Samar areas, and I
understand that they still are, but are now holding key positions in the
government, I have nothing against them, I wish them joy and happiness,
because of their desire to serve. But we need someone, whose greatest desire
is to help and to lead these people to a better future. We just don't need
people with resources, we need people who have bright ideas, people with
knowledge and genuine desire to help, to uplift and push people up and
discover their own talents for a better future. I hope that all people who
are in the position to help now, should come forward, arrange meetings, and
organize, in hope that one day we will be able to materialize these plans.
Maybe one day we shall all come to visit our beloved hometown with our loved
ones and take pride of all the things that we all have accomplished. Let
there be no division among us, but let's be cautious on people who would
like to join. Evil is among us, and it is a continuous battle against it. I
pray that we will all fight for this evil to subside, and hopefully perish,
and GOOD will triumph in the end. Make way for a free publication to be
distributed in Samar in our native dialect. Let them know as to what we are
all doing for them. God Bless Us all.
"EVIL TRIUMPHS WHEN GOOD MEN
Name: Paul O. Pruel
PO Box 10120, Riyadh City
11433, Saudi Arabia
Ako ay tulero: Sino ang
Kahit mga kalye’t lansangan
Tulerong naghihintay sa
Dulot ng walang patumanggang
Ng di nagkakaisang
Litong-lito nating bayan
Mga sigaw ng mga mamamayan
Hangad ay kaparusahan…
Ako ay tulero: Sino ang
Sila bang nagpapatakbo ng
O mga taong uhaw sa
kapangyarihang mamuno sa bayan?
Kahit musmos na kaisipan
Mula sa mga batang anghel ng
Maririnig mga munting sigaw
Nakikiusap sa mga
Sa mga nag-aagawan at uhaw
Sana’y Magkaisa ng walang
Para makamit ang tunay na
katahimikan sa Inang-Bayan…
O kabayan mahal kong
Tutop mo ba ang pintig ng
iyong puso’t isipan?
Iyon ba ay para sa magandang
O para sa pagwasak sa
Pakiwari ko’y kaya natin
Itong gulong humahalimuyak
Dulot ng kumikinang gintong
upuan na pinag-aagawan
Sa ISANG sulok ng palasyong
puno ng Kasaganaa’t Kapangyarihan…
Kahit ang malambing hangin
Na umiikot sa Luzon,
Mindanaw at Kabisayaan
Dinig n’ya’y pawang
pagtatalong walang katapusan
Ng magkabilang kampong ‘di
Sinikap n’yang dampian sila
ng haplos ng pagmamahal
Ngunit sila’y lalong mga
Sigaw dito, sigaw doon ay
Tulad ng tunog ng gintong
Kabayan nakita mo na ba ang
galaw ng kawayan?
Di po ba langitngit nila’y
nagsisipagsayaw sa kaligayahan
Sa tuwing hahampas ang
Tulerong yumuko sila,
Ngunit yaring lakas di
Bumango’t tumindig sa galak
Upang harapin ang bagyo ng
Isang mensaheng dapat
Di lahat ng oras kapalara’y
iaasa sa pamahalaan
Matalino ang Pinoy at may
Anumang hirap kaya n’yang
harapin at gampanan
Marating lamang ang
Bato-bato sa langit, kung
tinamaan ka ‘wag magalit
Ito’y paglalahad ng damdamin
Bahagi ito ng aking hangarin
Ang magpaliwanag at
Tulero mong puso hangad ko’y
Name: Adelbert S. Batica
207 West 31st St.,
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408, USA
June 14, 2005
I would like to congratulate
Ruben Gerardo for taking the time to conduct an interview with Jose Ma.
Sison. The way it looks to me, Samarnews readers are beginning to see not
just two sides of the issue, but all sides. This is the kind of journalism
we want to see, that allows us to see all sides of the issue so we can make
a very informed decision. Mr. Sison's view, of course, is a leftwing view.
But there's also another view from the Left being propounded by the late
Gen. Liber Seregni. It's worthwhile comparing Sison's views with Seregni's
(wow, both their names begin with "S")
Regardless, millions of
Filipinos are still hoping that peace will finally be at hand. Unfortunately
enough for us, the recent developments - jueteng, the issue about the tapes,
corruption, etc. have doused our hopes one more time. It would be a big
mistake, of course, for us to simply give up. Rather than merely looking at
the "Crisis", we should also look at the "Opportunity" that it affords us. It's a rare opportunity for us to
demonstrate our political maturity and our commitment to democratic
institutions. Let's all work together for Peace, no matter how much it
Name: Bonifacio Obrador
Address: Salug, Catbalogan,
June 14, 2005
To Tomo Magdadalos
I think you are right, and I
agree with you that we have the freedom to choose between good and evil.
That's why we've been given by God the gift of logical thinking to make the
right decisions, and I believe that being "right" is relative because what
is right to somebody could be "wrong" to someone's point of view or
perspective or paradigm perhaps.
I understand that "right" is
all about the acceptable and standard norms of the society.
It is not who is right or
wrong which is important but what is RIGHT which counts most.
I also agree with you that
there could be no "economic recovery" without political instability. That's
why we have to dig the facts right rather than becoming emotional and be
subjective in these critical times, consequently, we won't be able to make
the right decisions and actions to confront these problems.
Don't get me wrong I'm for
peace, prosperity and political harmony. I know that we have long been
suffering for years as a Nation because of too much "politicking", if we get
carried away by these political "ping pong", We will only be helping these
political elites regardless of their party affiliations promotes their
vested interests and the BIG LOSER will only be Juan de la Cruz.
Name: Batch 83
Does anyone know the e-mail
address of Monty Villavicencio? Please send your reply to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so much.
Name: Philip Tavore
11/1 Alexandre St., Tel-aviv
The CPP leaders reiterated
that: "The revolutionary armed struggle is the main form of struggle because
it answers the central question of the revolution, which is the seizure of
political power. (source:
Can Jose Ma. Sison's Maoist rebellion in the
Philippines succeed in this generation? By CESAR TORRES June11, 2000 ) I’m
just a simple Filipino but this the very statement that answers the question
why political and ideological groups is ready to kill and be killed.
To my simple analysis about
winning and survival lets take the example of the government who is ready to
kill and be killed for the sake of what it believe and depend in order to
survive. The use of the lowly soldiers as the tool for killings and the very
soldier that is in turn being killed with the so called service to the
country and in defense of democracy.
My observation runs parallel
also to what the CCP-NPA is doing. In order to win and survive it use the
cadres to kill and be killed. For the primary objective of the “seizure of
political power.” Using peasant and farmer lives as source and political
base. Convincing them that they are fighting for their rights, families and
Both the government and the
CPP-NPA claim theirs is the higher moral ground. Both are wasting precious
lives, claiming prides, both are spending millions of dollars. Same is
theirs political leader sits and direct order in air-conditioned rooms.
Both is using propaganda
through multi-media using the truth, half-truth and whole lies. They lie to
their own members and to the Filipino masses as well. Same is using orthodox
and unorthodox method of fooling each other and the people. Both only see
the dark and gloomy sides of each other. Equally is using psychological
tactics and strategies to gain upper-hand. Both are using network and
multi-level organization to promote and propagate.
Well, the only thing that I
could say, may the best organization and political group win at the expense
of the Filipino lives. If it take years in continues killing, let it be
because both are just mad as they are insane. Kung ayaw pasayaw di sige
tuloy nyo lang total at the end tayo lang naman ang lugi dyan. Wag kayong
bibitaw sa mga prides ninyo baka sabihin ng kalaban mo natalo ka nya. Sige
lang magpatayan kayo tutal pag meron namamatay ng mga bata. Gagamitin lang
naman yan para maka-score against sa kalaban for media mileage.
More power and craziness,
Name: Alana Yang
Allen Ave., Catbalogan,
Date: Independence Day 2005
Once again, excellent job to
the people behind samarnews.com. I hope that all grievances and issues
posted in this site gets the attention of the authorities concerned.
I WOULD LIKE TO ADDRESS THiS
POINTS TO OUR HONORABLES: Ano daw la kon nag-a access it aton mga local
government officials dinhe ha
Samar hini nga
website? Maaram ba hira nga may samarnews.com? O bangin it ira la
nahibabaruan iton pamag-kinumCOM. Ta waray!
Para han mga nahadlok
pagdaop ha computer, maybe its the right time that they should learn how to
use one. Samarnews.com people can help in training them. (does it need a
Para naman han mga nananabot
ngan active users na, they can post their email address so that their
constituents can directly get in touch with them. (diri para pakig-chat
ha?...kundi para mahipadangat gat mahibaro hira hiton mga problema hiton
bungto nga angay dayon maresolba)
Ano daw la an masisiring han
moderator? What do you think Mano Ray?
PS: 13th June is th Feast of
San Antonio de Padua. Maupay nga patron han bungto nga akon natawhan...Zumarraga.
Name: Tomo Magdadalos
June 12, 2005
Everyone of us have the free
will to chose between good and evil, we must choose either 1) good 2) evil
and 3) not to choose at all. But 3) is really the same as 2) because
standing in the sidelines while the battle between good and evil is going
on, as it is right now in our country when people are kidnapped, salvage or
illegally arrested, when we allow people to come into power by fraud while
we do nothing that indifference is truly evil. When one never uses the words
"right" and "wrong" when one turn a blind eye on the wrongs that was done
for reasons of economic benifits or gain one is a morally weak person, he's
not a good person. Good people are not made from morally weak persons, good
people are made from bad people, just like the saints where made from sinful
people, those who choose evil can change and choose to be good, but those
who don't choose either good or evil are morally dead person incapable of
compassion, mercy and forgiveness.
Most people love freedom
when it means being able to do whatever they feel like doing. But they don’t
love freedom when it means the responsibility of making moral choices and
living with the results. Freedom is never easy, but today we want everything
to be easy, that's why our political freedom is currently in great danger.
We can never have economic recovery if we don’t achieve political
ADLAW HAN KALAYAAN JUNO 12,
Name: Rizaleo Ramirez
Auckland, New Zealand
June 12, 2005
To the Zumarraganhon,
I would like to greet the
Zumarraganhons for their annual fiesta celebration tomorrow 13th June 2005,
in honor of the patron saint, San Antonio de Padua.
Greetings to the Ramirez and
Castillo clans in Buntay, the Flosas et al, Happy fiesta celebration, I'm
looking forward for next years’ fiesta.
Name: Ray Gaspay
June 12, 2005
Para ha ngatanan,
Baga marasa naman iton argumento dinhi ha message board hi-unong
hin mga issues, sanglit nag himo kita hin bag-o nga discussion forum para
didto naton ig plastar an aton pag dirigbati. Bil-nga la ha home page an
Let’s Talk Samar Discussion Forum or click on this link:
Mayda man kita Magdadalos,
Paropamangti ngan yana Manangete nga mag papatikang hiton mga diskusyon.
Good luck and may we have a
healthy discussion on the problems and issues facing our beloved Samar!
Name: Leon Manangete
Address: Patag District, Catbalogan,
June 12, 2005
To Tomo Magdadalos a.ka. Ricky,
Salamat sangkay hiton imo
mga ideya ug mga plano para hiton aton kablas nga Probinsiya ug pamulitikahan. Ini
nga mga panhitabo hiton aton pamulitika dinhi ha Pilipinas diri la ini
sinisiring nga lumalabay la kundi natural na ini. Makakasiring ako nga may
mga tawo nga diri nakakahulat hiton ira torno pag renda hiton
panggobyernohan kay para ha ira maiha hinduro iton
lima (5) ka tuig. Sanglit
may duda ako nga "scripted" ini nga panhitabo. Simultaneous ini nga mga
accusations nga ginttikangan han Jueteng ngan "taped conversation" kuno hin
panlimbong ha eleksyon. and then a call for the President's resignation!!!
An dali nakon nga paki-ana
hino ini nga mga tawo nga nagpapaluyo hini nga mga "innuendos"? Asya la
gihapon nga mga nawong ha pamulitika, mga perdido ha eleksyon ngan mga
"disappointed" kay waray nira matuman an ira mga ambisyon pamulitika. Mga
taditional politicians liwat nga waray liwat nahi himo pa bisan ma-iha na
hin duro ha pulitika ngaran nga oposisyon hira.
Imagine hi Sandra Cam.
Nakita la niya kuno an nawong ni Cong. Arroyo ha newspaper ngan TV, guin
daop niya dayon paghatag and sobre nga may 400,000 pesos? kadamo han mga
tawo hadto nga oras ha congreso ngan nakilala niya dayon hi Mr. Arroyo?
absurd di ba? Natural ini nga mga tawo may mga "big time handlers" ini hira
kay diri ini mag papakita ngan agresibo hin duro kon waray ha ira nag re-renda
(sounds like dogs).
An akon masisiring nga diri
angay kita magpadara hiton mga "sadista" hini nga mga pulitiko kay para ha
akon they are just using us for their evil and vested interest to usurp
power, despite the fact that our country needs to concentrate on economic
reconstruction rather political drama and entertainment.
Ig kasi ko kabus aton
gamiton an "demokrasya" ngan freedom of expression para hiton aton
"economic empowerment" diri para hini nga mga "seditious statement which
will inflame the sentiment of our already suffering provincemates". Kon may
mga kawatan man ha gobyerno, let's take them to the proper court complete
with evidence not just hearsays, di ba?
Diri ko na la ini hihi
labaon. Damo nga salamat!!