(message board 52)
Address: Catbalogan City
This is something the DepEd
officials should look into if there some truth on the observation of Mr.
Santiago, not only to clear matters up but to clean the tarnished image
of the DepEd. This should pose as a challenge to them and take these not
as an affront to them or their manner of implementing the DepEd's
policies but rather as a starting point where they can take stock of
themselves and their policies and start making making changes to improve
in the area of preparing and conducting these achievement tests.
This may sound a tall order
but with determination and the utilization of the so-called "experts" in
the DepEd, this can be achieved.
Name: Mr. Taft,
Date: Sept. 26, 2007
Having just completed a
wonderful trip from the country of my birth the home of my people, and
the locus of my formative years, I would like to share a few
observations about our homeland.
Few of us built modern homes
with high fences and walls for privacy and protection, ate mass-produced
food from shopping malls that tasted like home made, traveled smooth as
well as rough roads, purchased top-line as well as bottomlined
merchandise; but many of them have been forgotten by time and progress,
still practiced tribal customs and suffered social and economic
injustices, trapped in a culture of poverty, resorted to quite
Unable to recognize these two
worlds, I can still tell that the difference between the haves and
haves-not is night and day, the gap continues to widen, and the chance
for them to merge is out of the question.
In order to change stations in
life, many invested in education, but education alone isn't a passport
to change for the better. Many credentialed persons are working in
fields not requiring college degrees and paying less. If the trend
continues, then all lines of work will need college education.
Therefore, the quality of
education maybe eroding to the level of elementary or primary kind. Then
it follows that available jobs can neither challenge nor motivate
workers specifically in the high-tech categories.
Electric power and potable water are plentiful, a sure sign of dramatic
shift in progress after many years have passed.
Address: Villaflor, Novaliches, Quezon City
Date: September 26, 2007
Can somebody tell me or email
me if there's an Angelicum Elementary School in Palo Leyte. My friend is
crazy tracing her girlfriend whom he meet at the net. My friend's Girl
friend is a teacher in that school as what she told him
Thanks for sparing to read my
post and I do hope you can help me with my friend.
Salamat gihapon nagkaada hin
surprise visit an aton mga opisyal han mining site ha Paranas. Waray na
konta mahinabu nga sugad hini (mining) in the future ha Samar. Damo nga
salamat. Nanawagan ako igkasi ko taga Samar kon may-ada mga eco-freindly
diver o do kaya mga diver enthusiast nga nabisita han Samarnews.com
iniimbitahan ko kamo come dive with me para makit-an niyo kon ano na
stado hit aton coral reefs ha Samar.
It’s time for to witness what
they have done (illagal fishing ngan mag baradil nga iba pa). Email me.
Damo nga salamat.
Address: Catbalogan City, Samar
To Mr. Santiago,
Dere maupay ito nga emo
guinhatag nga artikolo, embes nga dayawon mo it taga region 8 emo logod
Anon klase ka, guibabaltuki ka
gad ada nga tawo? pero waray paman namon nahebasahan nga emo ngaran en
nahesurat ha mga diaryo nga myda ka dako nga achievements.
Kun eguinkokompara mo an mga
highskol stud ngada hit emo elementary pala nga anak, my puntos ka hito,
pero my henongdan lwat ito nga kay ano sugad it kalidad hit edukasyon
dinhi ha aton dara hit kakulangan hit pundo...cguro ikaw damo it emo
kwarta...kaya mo magbayad tutor hit emo anak…
Salamat nga madamo.
Name: Lor Asero
Address: Honop, Dawa, Basay, Samar
Date: 23 Sept 2007
This is a reaction to the
article written by Jonathan Santiago of Catbalogan, Samar maliciously
questioning or condemning the 4th year students from Region 8 who made
it to the 10 ten of the recently conducted NEAT exam.
Mr. Santiago did not only
accused these topnotchers of cheating but he also viciously malign the
honesty and integrity of the teachers, school principals, school
officials and the Department of Education as a whole.
The article is libelous.
Instead of giving honour and pride to the students and to the people of
Region 8, Mr. Santiago's article put them all in disgrace.
If I were one of the parents
of these top students I will certainly file a court case against Mr.
Santiago - LIBEL.
Address: Suginamiku-Takaido-Nishi 3-15-15, Tokyo, Japan
Date: September 23, 2007
Good day ! To all Batch 83 who
graduated in Holy Cross Academy Oras, Eastern Samar: Grand Alumni
Homecoming will be on April 2008 hosted by Batch 83. We are counting
your support. Please pass to HCAAA or to Mr. Randy Umil in Oras for more
information about the preparation. God bless you all and goodluck.
Address: Catbalogan Samar
WOW galing naman, our students
from the region was among the top performer in the NEAT....
I really like to jump for JOY
because our region is noticed for this...BUT DO YOU BELIEVE THEY GOT THE
SCORE BY THEMSELVES???? I don't think so... DepEd must check on my
I have been observing this so
called achievement test given throught the Philippines.... but to my
dismay... the teachers headed by the principals are leaking the answers
to their students... I'm sure this is also the same (I hope I’m
One time I was able to
encounter an upcoming freshman in college.... OH HE WAS SO PROUD OF HIS
NSAT.. or whatever that result was... he is very capable of taking
highly mathematics and science for he got very very good score in that
exam.... AGAIN to my dismay... My kid who is just grade 6 is far better
than the kid with great score in the test...
DEPED must look into this...
we are giving the kids false hope...Please please check on this exams...
yah it hurts but reality/right mind don’t believe the output...
One time I have asked a
teacher in elementary and her answer why the students must get good
grades... naturally if the kids will have low score... it wil go back to
them... so, to avoid embarrassment later.. this principals lead the way
in giving the students correct answers.... FOR SURE DEPED... examine
again this kids... and be objective and be strict... I AM VERY VERY
SURE... they will not be able to have grades like what they have
I may sound kontrabida... but
TRUTH REALLY HURTS...... let’s not make ourselves fools...
Address: O7_O4 Dover Rise Nort Buenavista, Singapore City
Hello anyone know how much the
tuition pay of ESSU per unit ...Thank you
Address: Taft, Este
Date: Sept. 21, 2007
Hello, just droppin'
by...anyway I would make use of this time and opportunity to let you (mga
igkasi ko Samarnon) know my friendster's acount. Here is the e-add:
email@example.com I would be very delighted to have
you as one of my friends. Thank you and GOD BLESS!
Address: Roissey de Gaulle, Charles de Gaulle, Paris, France
Bonjour Monsiuer Torres and
Monsiuer Gaspay...sir poydi nimo i surat an bank account number han
donation dinhe?? So para alam [ko] ng iba kung saan ipapadala ang
donation. Merci beaucoup monsiuer I love your website dahil dito ay
nakakita ako ng maraming friends na magaganda at mga pogi sa
chattersroom ninyo;-) at isang taong simula ngayon ay isa na sa pamilya
ko I call her ‘my big sister’ she’s from Catbalogan Samar Philippines my
Merci Monsiuer Ray Gaspay!!!
PS: Sana i post nyo dito ang
acount number para makatulong din ako ng kunti:) Godbless!!!
[Thank you very much Essey. Please click here if
you wish to send donation for Samar News.com - Ed]
Just curious... Last April
when I drove through the Tacloban-Catbalogan-Calbayog road, it was
aweful! An lubak-lubak grabe gud hindoro. I am just wondering if the
road now is any better? Or our useless politician still doing nothing?
Address: Maine, USA
Date: 16 September 2007
Congratulations to the
teachers of Region 8 and especially to the pupils for making it to the
top ten of the National Achievement Test. For the pupils of Dulag SPED
Center way to go!
Date: 12 September 2007
Bulig Hit Samar News ngan kan
Maintaining this site is not a
piece of cake. Ray has to pay. And he devotes time to this. How about
helping him? For those of us who can afford, we can send $5, $10, $3,
$100. Somebody will accept the donations. And when there is enough
amount to warrant sending the money to Samar News.com, then the amount
Something that will keep this
website alive and continuing.
I will start with $50. Hi
Badong Arteche Guillem will donate $1000, kon magdaug hit California
Lottery. Others in Gugma Han Samar Cyberspace Movement, bahala na.
Seguro, Rose and Elsa in
Minnesota can collect the donations. Or bisan hino kon karuyag mag
Address: Bgy. Malinao, Taft, Eastern Samar 6816, Philippines
Date: Sept. 12, 2007
Maibigan nyo ho sana itong
aking tulang pinamagatang
S-a buhay ng luha'y waring kaagapay,
bawat pighati't unos na walang humpay.
Katataga't pananalig tanging gabay,
sa pag-asang tiwasay na pamumuhay.
A-wit ng kalooba'y sadyang kaypait.
Kahirapa't kamangmanga'y naging sakit,
sa lipunang mistulang bulok at punit,
bunga ng pamahalaang nagsusungit.
M-asangsang na amoy sa kapaligiran,
dulot nga ba ng laman ng basurahan?
Hinay naman 'kaw sa katarantaduhan.
Aba'y kalahi mo'y naaapektuhan.
A-ng swerte sa mundo ng may dugong
mandi'y lahat ng kayamanan ay saklaw.
Huwag lamang mabuko at maging hilaw,
gintong hiyas ng bayan na kanila raw.
R-ehas ng karimlan at ng dapithapon,
huwag nawa'y manaig at maging hamon.
Iwasang maulit ang naging kahapon.
Magsikap, mangarap, mabuhay SAMARNON!
S-A-M-A-R, ang lugar ng aking
kinalakhan at ako'y nagbibigay pugay sa ibinigay nyang tahanan. Maraming
Name: Niño Ver
Hello people! Musta na po kayo
diyan mga Samarnon. Just wanna say "HELLO" to all ma relatives sa Pinas
lalo na ha San Isidro Zumarraga Western Samar at ibang part ng mundo.
Thanks a lot Kuya RAY. Paki visit nalang ma websites people if yer not
busy. Here are my websites:
-> About Zumarraga Samar, but still under const.
-> About San Isidro Zumarraga Samar
-> About Mirc Undernet Server #catbalogan #sohk #pasay
-> About Mirc Undernet Server #borongan
About Mirc Undernet Server #shs-asylum Sacred Heart School Tacloban City
-> About Mirc Undernet Server #uc University Of Cebu
Address: Michigan, USA
Hi doon sa mga classmate ko sa
Sacred Heart College sa Catbalogan if anyone remember me back in 85, 86,
87, I think I remember LEA LAO, MELANIE, LYDIA PACHOCO, PERLA please
contact me here is my e-mail address
firstname.lastname@example.org just want to say hi..
Address: 1-C vm Townhouse 9 de Pebrero, Mandaluyong City
Hello guys, I don't think you
know me. I'm just one of those students in SNS that graduated last 1997.
Daan lang ako medyo busy kasi...
Address: Catbalogan, Samar
Date: August 31, 2007
To Rhina & Camelle of ABS-CBN
I am happy that you are
starting to discuss this big question about the SK at least a few months
before the elections. I'm glad that you are doing some research on the
matter. I will e-mail you in the coming days and hope to help you in
your endeavors to understand the true state of the SK system.
I know that you already have
an idea of how the SK system has failed its mandate but I'm glad that
further studies are being conducted to truly dissect the issues
I am a certified public
accountant whose thoughts may be a little bit more practical and
straightforward than political scientists. My interest in politics is
brought about my deep interest in economics. The two are just like
sweethearts. Bad politics usually means bad economics.
I'm glad to help digging the
truth about the SK. I am also looking forward for congress or the
department of interior and local government or the national youth
council to conduct a serious study on the SK's performance. Maybe ABS-CBN's
Bandila could awaken the lethargic congressmen and senators more
concerned about pogi points than real issues of the nation.
Date: 8 31 2007
Laila D., si ate H ini....pag
email daw iday sa akon. Ada ka man ngay-an sa Alabama...'musta na? Hala
maghuhulat ak san imo email...
Name: Rhina De
Address: Sgt. Esguerra St., QC
Date: Aug 31, 2007
To: MR. ANTONIO MORALES
In behalf of ABS-CBN's
latenight news program, Bandila, I would like to inquire some things
about your article, "The
Case Against the Sangguniang Kabataan", posted last July 24,
2007. Please feel free to email me. Thank you!
Address: UP Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines
Date: Aug 30, 2007
I’m a student from the
University of the Philippines Manila. I would just like to ask Mr.
Antonio Morales regarding his statement about the abolition of
Kabataan. My group is conducting a panel discussion regading
the matter. It is a partial fulfillment of the requirements in one of
our major subject. We would also like to ask his credentials. We’re
hoping for your immediate response and God speed. :)
I am Marlon Pacocha Dacutanan,
both my (Mansueta) mom and (Epifanio) pops came from Samar. I am
actually searching for the Dacutanan's all over the world :). The only
relatives I knew were from Pateros Metro Manila, so if you are a
Dacutanan you might be a relative of mine :) drop me a message if you
Address: London, England
Date: 30 August 2007
Taga San Isidro Northern Samar
ako, harani kami sa Allen, didto nagdudunggo ang Barko Matnog to Allen.
Ikaw ang siring mo taga Matug ka, diin iton dapit?
Address: AZ, USA
Date: Aug. 29, 2007
We need your help. As the most
active and the best website from your island in Samar and Leyte, please
inform the Filipinos of the website
www.coreclient.110mb.com. The website has been created
by the victims which are mostly Filipinos and it is about an alleged
$1.2 Billion Dollars fraud. This could be the largest fraud in US right
now. If you open the links, you will be able to see who the perpetrators
are and it may surprise you. And if you know somebody who have been
offered investments by these con-artists, warn them not to pursue and
give this website. If they are already in, they better consult a lawyer.
Address: Catbalogan, Samar
Date: August 29, 2007
Onoy's discovery of the
websites that purport to speak volumes about the imperialist and racist
'herd of carabaos' is a good reference point for the Filipino leaders
who would like to pursue the claim for the bells of Balangiga.
It is good to forward these
sites to congressional leaders who will eventually act on the promotions
of these idiots. I am thinking of Filipinos living in the San Francisco
Bay Area whose congressmen and senators are more pro-Filipino than the
rest of the United States. Maybe Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a representative
from Frisco, could lead the buffalo charge against these mini-tyrants.
In this age of cultural
sensitivity, racial harmony, and equality, these racially-biased groups
should cease to exist. They are like Klu Klux Klan of the modern times.
The fact that they continue to hold considerable influence in the
military is alarming. Imagine Colin Powell, a well-respected military
and diplomatic leader, attending their functions. I hope that he should
be held accountable for his attendance.
The problem with Filipinos in
the US is that they adapt the mindset of the fly on top of the carabao.
They think that since they are already in the US that they are already
carabaos when in truth and in fact they are flies. Nakatongtong la ha
Amerika, gin kalimtan na nga hira mga pinoy.
So, the voice of Filipinos is
never heard in the US because to become hermano mayors of fiestas are
more pressing than fighting for what is rightfully due to their native
land. Of course, our history lessons were so bad that we constantly
forget our heritage as a people. It is so sad that Filipinos are more
concerned about what they will be wearing in attending a fiesta
celebration or a Filipino gathering than voicing out what is wrong and
I hope that the Filipinos, or
Samarnons in particular, in the US would forward the websites that Onoy
discovered to their respective congressmen and senators so we could
uphold the dignity of the Filipino people.
My hope is that Filipinos
would no longer hear the song of the evil 'carabaos':
damn the insurrectos/filipinos!
Cross-eyed kakiac ladrones!
Underneath the starry flag, civilize 'em with a Krag,
And return us to our own beloved homes.
Let us do something to educate
the members of this order that a carabao, a respected icon of Philippine
farms, is a gentle giant that is useful and respectful to its masters.
The carabao is so peaceful an animal that wallowing in the mud is its
favorite activity not to torment other animals but simply to escape from
the wrath of nuisance flies and the excruciating heat of the sun. A
carabao is a friend to a farmer and in fact honored as a national animal
of the Philippines. It does not represent the ugly racially insensitive
and politically incorrect order that bears its name.
I pity the carabao. But, I
pity more the imperialist and racist members of the order for their
ignorance. But above all, I pity most the Filipinos who remain silent
and ignorant despite their knowledge that we as a people are being
insulted every time this group meet to celebrate what is ugly about
imperialism and racial discrimination.
My hope is for us to sing:
damn the ignoramuses!
Cross-eyed carabao shits!
Underneath the starry flag, civilize 'em with knowledge,
And return to us the beloved Balangiga bells.
Address: Alabama, USA
Is it you? hehehe I mean I
know that name from London England.. this is Laila D. from Matug....
Samar sister of Mana Babie A. How are you?
Address: Narra St, Bgy. 10`Patag Dist., Catbalogan, Samar
Date: 27 August 2007
To Jonathan of Ubanon:
I agree with you, that we have
to improve our existing farming systems to obtain higher farm produce
but we have to consider and understand the traditional way and methods
on why farmers do what they do. Obviously there's thousands reasons that
until now they don't readily adapt introduced technologies.
I don't have any problem with
new technologies, but not just for the sake of introducing them because
it's just your job. My contention here is why our DA Regional Director
wasn't aware what the farmers are presently doing, because it will
eventually affect agricultural policy decisions in the region.
As to my personal
productiveness I don't know about you from Adam but I can assure you
that my family and extended families are well provided because I don't
forget my past and that's the reference point of my success.
Address: London, England
Date: 27 August 2007
I am very proud of you Dr.
Amparado. You are the Model of the people, most of all the young people
of Samarnon. Ops, not only in Samar, all over the PHILIPPINES. God
Always be with you...
And Mr. Ray Gaspay Thank you
for creating this Wonderful Website. Because of you we can send and
recieve a news from Island of Samarnon. God Bless you...
Address: 680 San Roque St., Catbalogan, Samar
Date: August 26
A comment to Mr. Cesar Torres’
earlier posting regarding the Bells of Balangiga:
The seemingly innocuous bells
have become a symbol of US hegemony and its Imperialist past. I doubt if
we can ever recover the bells. Please visit these links below to get the
I came to know about this
group from a former boss, a retired high-ranking officer of the US Army
while I was working for a US Defense Contractor in the Middle East back
in the early 90s. Apparently, the group has taken its roots from the
infamous Balangiga Massacre. My boss and I spent countless hours in
animated and lively discussion about the subject. But in the end he has
great respect and admiration for the bravery and gallantry of the
Filipino soldiers, especially the Samarenos led by Gen. Vicente Lukban
who fought the well armed Americans. The military tactic employed by
Gen. Lukban was something else.
My curiosity leads me to this
question- could this group possibly behind the Recession Act of 1946
denying benefits to our gallant World War II veterans over half a
century ago? The Filipino Veterans Equity Bill should therefore be the
magnanimous act of these cavaliers to make amends with the past.
I say let them have the bells
and we commemorate September 28th of each year as Philippine
Insurrection Day. lol!!!