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Address: 207 W. 31st Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408,
Date: 26 June 2008
Pastilan - mga kasangkayan
ngan mga kabugtuan...ayaw ta na gadla ig-inupod-upod iton Ginoo hit aton
iro-istoria dinhi. Hi ako, diri gud ak natuod hiton nga sinesering nga "maldicion",
kay maupay man udog kon it Dios surog-surugan nga matuod la ha aton nga
mga tawo. Kunta yana, pagsering ko hit Ginoo, o sino kan Senor San
Miguel nga, "Uy, ikaw - milagrohi daw ak anay!" nga "magmi-milagro" iton?
Nag-iba na yana it panahon,
tungod hit nga sinesering nga "global warming" o kon baga hin pagka-"politically
correct" pa..."climate change". (Aguidaw, ano - nga perestihon, hin ka
mag-upay gud nira "magpanday" hin vocabulario!) Ma "global warming" pa
ini o "climate change" - asya la gihapon it resulta - bagyo, buhawi,
uuran, baha, linog, "tsunami" pa ngani. Diri ini kanan Ginoo pagbuot,
kay an Kalibutan iguintapud man ha aton nga mga tawo, kundi kay
mainuyaton man liwat magrinuba han mga bahandi nga hatag ha aton han
Kalangitan...sanglit asya iton - hi kita la ngahaw nga mga tawo iton "guinlalarogan"
hini nga aton diri maupay nga buhat.
Ano iton mga nakakadugang hit
"climate change"? "Environmental devastation", "pollution". Ano iton mga
ejemplo hin "devastation", hini nga pagruba hit aton kapaligiran? Damo
la, sugad hit inamasang la nga pag-mina, pag-logging, "denudation of the
forests". Asya iton - it nga pagpinatakas hit nga pagpinahak hit aton
kabukiran ngan kagugub-an, it nga waray na katapusan nga pag-inukad hit
tuna hangtud ha kahangturan - gutiay la nga uran, gutiay la nga pagkurog
hit tuna...adto na - disgracia na!
Kahuman, an sinesering liwat
nga mga "industrialized nations", labi na gud iton Estados Unidos -
"carbon dioxide emissions", "green gases emissions", "chemical dumping",
o kon ano nala nga mga nahimo para hit sinesering nga "progress" ngan
"development". Han una nga agosto - linog ha Peru, damo an patay; dungan
liwat in buhawi ngan bagyo ha Caribbean - pati ngadi ha Minnesota, rapas
kami, may pa gud padis nga uuran, baha, "tornado". Ini ngatanan nga mga
kasugad, sugad hit waray na katapusan nga huraw o waray katapusan nga
pag-inuran...diri la ini kanan uusa la nga nasud sugad hit Pilipinas.
Kay it iba liwat nga nasud, nag-babaguod hini nga kasugad. Bisan didi ha
amon, it iba nga dapit hit estado may huraw, makuri it irrigation
systems pagpadalagan, mas makusog pa usahay iton ihi hit baka it awas.
Ha Florida man liwat, nga tabi la lugod hin dagat...aadto na - "water
rationing" and "water recycling".
Sanglit, diri kita angay
makasering nga hi kita la iton hinmumurangtan hit Kalangitan. Kay kitaa
nala ha Burma, di nala nga an mga nagkakamatay na hin gutom, dinugangan
pa gud hin bagyo ngan buhawi. Bisan iton uuran o sino baha didi ha
Minnesota - danay makalukat hit aspalto ha highway, danay makaanod hin
mga tulay. Ada, "America" na ngani ini. "Climate change" is a global
problem. It is everybody's problem and challenge.
Address: New Jersey 07103, U.S.A.
Date: June 25, 2008
Thank you very much Tonyboy
Morales, for taking my friend Chito dela Torre to task, re his article
about the damage done by the FRANK.
Hundreds if not thousands has
died and Billions pesos worth of infrastructure and agricultural damage
has further sunk my poor old country. I am an atheist and have been one
since the 1970s. I am amused by the religious beleifs of some people.
Whenever a tragedy strikes a place, it is always said to be punishment
of some kind by some diety for the mistakes/sinfulness of some people.
Mr. dela Torre's response to
the typhoon Frank tragedy is typical esp. re the damage to the Balyuan
Tower. It reminds of an incident way back in the early 1980s when the
Visayas (the whole country I think) was suffering to a very dry, hot
rainless year. It was said to have been caused by El Niño phenomenom.
Eastern Visayas was also suffering from RED TIDE. Hundreds were said to
have been poisoned by the Red Tide affected seafoods. It almost wipeout
the TAHONG & the Fishing industry in Leyte and Samar. It was also going
to be that, for the first time in the history of Tacloban Fiestas that
the Hermano Mayor will actually be a HERMANA MAYOR… a woman, hermano
mayor… the wife of the Dictator Marcos - IMELDA ROMUALDEZ MARCOS… the
aunt of the present City Mayor of Tacloban.
I was riding in a jeepney to
work and I overheard the other passengers talking about the Red Tide and
the problems/hardships it was causing the people. One woman said in
waray…"GABA NA ITON HA ATON. NASISINA HA ATON ITON SEÑOR STO. NIÑO.. KAY
BABAYE AN GUIN HIMO NGA HERMANO YANA NGA PATRON..." and the other
passengers agreed with her saying "puros na manla iton hira iton Hermano
kada tuig"... another one said "kay hira man an damo iton kwarta para
magasto ha patron".
I have no love for the
Marcoses or the Romualdezes, having been one of the early Martial Law
invitees and recipient of its blows and strikes. I still had to say to
say something to my co-passengers in the jeepney. I said to the them "ANO
NGA KLASE ITO NGA IYO DIYOS NGA AN IYA GUIN KASTIGO AN MGA POBRE NGA
MANGIRISDA, AN MGA KABLAS MGA TAWO NGA WARAY LABOT HAN PAGPILI HAN
HERMANO. KUN TUHAY ITO NGA IYO DIYOS, NGAN KUN DIYOS HIYA HAN HUSTISYA,
KAY ANO NGA DIRE NIYA KASTIGOHON AN HERMANA NGA BABAYE… O KUN HIN-O MAN
AN NAGPILI HA IYA KA HERMANA. KAY ANO NGA NAGKAMATAY KAHILO-I HAN RED
TIDE AN MGA INOSENTE NGA KABATAAN, MGA ANAK HIN POBRE NGA MANGIRISDA. AN
MGA MANGIRISDA WARAY NA PAKABUHI. PERO INE NGA HERMANA NGAN IYA PAMILYA,
NADUROY LA HIN KARIKO – GRASYA HAN STO. NIÑO KUNO."
Ha akon sangkay Chito.. I
would also like to say and ask him the same questions I ask my jeepney
co-passengers in 1980s. WHAT KIND OF GOD IS YOUR STO. NIÑO, THAT HE
WOULD PUNISH THE PEOPLE OF TACLOBAN AND THE WHOLE COUNTRY FOR
TRANSFERRING HIS "BALYUAN RITES" FROM JUNE 29 TO JUNE 20?? IF STO. NIÑO
IS A JUST GOD, AND HE DID NOT LIKE THE TRANSFER FROM JUNE29 TO JUNE 20,
WHY DID HE NOT PUNISH THE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MOVE? WHY KILL
HUNDREDS IF NOT THOUSANDS FOR THE SIN OF A FEW RICH POWERFUL PEOPLE?
Whenever Imelda Marcos is
interviewed, she always mentions that they are well blessed and
protected by the Sto. Niño. I guess the Sto. Niño must been helping them
loot the Philippine economy while they were in power… and maybe helping
them deposit the loot in foreign countries. Maybe Marx was
right...RELIGION IS THE OPIUM OF THE PEOPLE.
The Wrath of Sto. Nino and the Clogged Sewers of Tacloban:
Mr. Dela Torre tries to spin
the wheel so fast that the mayhem in Tacloban on June 20, 2008 as he
tries to paint it was now due to the wrath of Sto. Niño, patron saint of
Tacloban. How about those who perished in the sea off Romblon while
aboard a Sulpicio vessel? Was it because they've offended some
middle-earth gods or that the white lady Carolina from Biringan City
fetch some new workers for her Bermuda Triangle-like paradise? Truth to
tell, the current global warming side effects are being felt all over
the world with stronger typhoons in the Pacific Rim, stronger cyclones
in the Indian Ocean, stronger hurricanes in the Atlantic, stronger
tornados in Midwestern USA, torrential rains and tectonic earthquakes
that caused flooding in China, and other catasthrophes all over the
world. Sto. Niño, the child image of Jesus, must not have caused all
these maladies the same thing that the Lady of Penafrancia did not cause
the tragedy during her feast some years back.
Don't blame these icons of
peace and faith for cathastrophes made tragic by human neglect and
omission. When you don't clear the "imburnals" during summer time in
preparation for the rainy days, what you get is flooding even with an
inch of rain. When you allow illegal constructions on waterways that
would impede its free flow, what you get is flooding. When you throw
garbage to rivers and canals that would clog its normal course, what you
create is a perfect recipe for inundation. When you don't prepare for
the rainy days because you've been lazily basking in the sun during
summer time, then you deserved to be watered down when the rain comes.
Even the lowly ants mastered how to build their homes above flooding
zone and gather food well in advance during the sunny days so when the
rainy days come, all they need to do is adjust a little bit and sing
"I'm singing in the rain... or pumapatak na naman ang ulan sa bubong ng
bahay..." Have we deteriorated our level in the Kingdom Animalia that
ants are now brighter than human beings?
To blame everything on God and
His heavenly saints is rather irreverent and illogical. If Manny
Pacquaio loses his bout with Diaz this coming Saturday, God forbid,
please spare the Sto. Niño of the blame. Don't blame him if David Diaz
is a better boxer than Manny.
God is good. It is the evil
portion in the human heart that is not good. That evil that doesn't care
for the environment, that evil that doesn't honor honest-to-goodness
governance in the local government units responsible for clearing the
waterways, that evil that professes faith in the goodness of God but
blames Him for their sufferings, and worse that evil that doesn't
recognize with humility his/her own guilt. So, please stop blaming God
on things He is not responsible and instead face the mirror to see who's
the culprit. If you want to blame Him all the time, it is better for you
to be an animist (one that believes in the divinity of animals and
things) because you can easily make your God your scapegoat.
For Taclobanons and those
under water, keep afloat!!!
Date: June 22nd, 2008
Looks like a dream coming true
for my family in that "uncivilized" area of Golden River. So many have
hoped for a way to enter and exit their homes along the River for many
many years. Thanks to the efforts of Estorninos and others that is being
achieved. I remember constantly inquiring to Manila about the progress
of the road to my home of Panugmonon for years talking to various
authority to get that job done and finally it is getting done. I
remember contacting the Bill Gates Foundation on Agriculture for grants
to assist the local farmers along the Golden River but I only got
negative replies from the Foundation to help out.
Early years back I carried
California Navel Lemon seeds to my barangay and had gotten the trees
developed and fruiting with very tasty lemons. I delivered one to Region
Eight Department of Agriculture in Tacloban and to my amazement the
Director asked me what I had showing to her! She did not recognized that
it was a Lemon and was just smothered being amazed to see such a crop
being developed in my local Panugmonon barangay outside of the bustling
soon to be city of Basey, Western Samar. I then was directed to the
local Basey Ag. Department to a certain "Roy". I was told that a visit
would insure and lo there came several from the Department to visit my
poor family's home where the sole lemon tree was heavily laden with
amazingly huge California Navel Lemons.
Several came that day where I
took a video of my visitors and all gave their names on my tape. I felt
after giving some lemon and one of the sapling to Roy that it would be
taken care of and planted in Basey like I was told but no one ever
contacted me again regarding this. I was trying through my own personal
effort to give another way for locals to make a better living by
starting a new crop such as this. I got no one to assist me in this
endeavor but did succeed in establishing a market with Gussepi in
Tacloban. The lemons were to be sold for 25 to 35 peso each at that time
Address: City of Angels, USA
This guy Morales seems to know
a lot about politics and effective governance. Maybe he should join the
fray and run for public office. Writing and taking potshots at sitting
officials just won't do it. Samar will continue to be what it has been.
Date: June 21,2008
Maupay nga adlaw haiyo
ngatanan mga SAMARNON & LEYTENON!
I’m just wondering kon may-ada
ba bahay amponan ha Tacloban o ha Samar? Kon may-ada man please paki
email nala ha akon iton address nira.
Damo nga salamat mga kababayan
MABUHAY tayong lahat.
Date: June 21, 2008
On Samar's "roads to
perdition" and the politics of patronage:
Ungod ito Mr. Teddy Mirabueno
nga kun hin-o an harani hit kaldero, madali makasikop hin kan-on.
Fortunately for Eastern Samar, Evardone and Libanan are stooges of
Arroyo. While Uy and Tan though allied with the president have no clouts
like the two estehanon. Why? We are not getting the right people to
congress to champion our causes in Samar. Qualified candidates for
public offices are shying away from the electoral process because it is
based on the 3G (Guns, goons, and gold). Who has the cash reserve and
political might to topple these useless politicos? As of now, waray pa.
The people of Samar who are easily swayed by a kilo of rice still has a
way to mature as voters. Guin-iinuwat la pirmi it mga Samarnon.
Maybe we need an Among Ed
Panlilio (priest-turned-Pampanga Governor) to correct the problem. I
just hope that my schoolmate Fr. Noel Labendia, Isog Han Samar convenor,
will consider ending the politics of 3G. Hopefully, educated and
courageous young people will have the power to correct the system of
patronage politics in Samar.
Democracy they say is crazy.
We cannot impose our own personal will to the mob but we can certainly
persuade our family members, our neighbors, and our friends to vote
wisely. Until then, we have to live with the fact that our political
maturity as an electorate is only as strong as the political illiterates
of our society. As long as there are people willing to sell their votes,
people willing to side with those who give them rice, or people willing
to sacrifice their right of suffrage to the dictates of their stomach
rather than their brains and hearts then we are stuck with this painful
reality in life. But, living in demo-crazy Philippines is far better
than living behind the iron curtain of autocratic North Korea or
Cambodia. Freedom, after all, is still is the best commodity we all
The politics of patronage is
showing its evil face in the prioritization of road projects. Samar is
at the end of the huge pile. Go to other provinces and you will see how
beautiful their roads are. Point in case is Bohol. They have marvelous
road networks. Why can they do that while we can't? It's leadership,
folks. Over $70 million per year is given to each congressman as pork
barrel that would have easily covered needed road repairs yet our
previous and current congressmen have not allocated their pork barrels
to do that. Question: where did the money go? Only their bank accounts
and properties could tell. Very sad.
These are lamentations but
hopefully, people will be awakened to realize that they deserve better
from their leaders.
Address: Brill Street, Olongapo City, Zambales 2222
An infrastructure han gobyerno
naton ay nakabase hit political run rate. Dida ha western and northern
Samar permi perdi an administratyon pero ha eastern maupay it delivery
hit botante para admistrasyon. Facts are Evardones and Libanans are
given juicy positions and eastern Samar is now feeling the rewards.
Kay nauli man liwat ako dida
pero dire na ako nagrereklamo kay waray man pulos it mga opisyales naton.
Ito hira Claudio, si SolGen Nachura waray it labot hit karsada kondi it
ira la mga pwesto.
Didi ha Luzon maturo it em
laway hit kamag-upay hit karsada. All of Zambales has all roads leading
to everywhere of the province. Last week umagi ako han Subic-Tarlac
tollway sus kay maupay it nga karasda pero kon tutuusin the old road is
enough to to serve this route pero naghimo pa hira hin tollway. Malipong
na it ulo ko kon kay ano nga uusa la it nga karsada dida ha aton nga
dire nira hatagan hin budget. Tingin ko dahil puro taga Luzon it
nagiging presidente. Siguro pwede na it federal system to balance the
distribution of infrastructures.
Date: June 18, 2008
Troy just said that he will
never go back home using the "same route again. Meaning, he will still
visit Samar and his folks via alternate routes. Uuwi pa rin yan.
Sometimes we are prone to say words we don't mean to do.
Actually I have met lots of
immigrants, Filipinos included, who have not visited their home
countries for as long as 25 years, yet still proud and remember of their
roots and identity.
In all honesty, traveling is
too expensive. Most of them prefer to send their savings to their folks
rather than spending the money for travel vacations.
What I am saying is that not
having the opportunity to visit your roots is not tantamount to self
Address: Catbalogan City
Date: June 18, 2008
Salamat, Mr. Morales, nga
nahi-api ako han imo ginpasalamatan ug gin-ngaranan. Sering pa namon
dide pirme puntos an imo mga pamulong dinhe. Sugad man kan Samarnon,
napakiana liwat ako kun ano an relasyon mo han mga Morales nga nag-ukoy
anay ha Salug? More power!!!!
Address: Tacloban City
Date: June 17, 20008
Mabuhay, Mr. Tonyboy Morales
you hit the point:
After five years, bumiyahi ako
tikadto Catbalogan as in grabe na gad an kamarimadima han aton kalsada
goin to Calbayog and Catarman kay tungod han aton mga opisyales nga
mag-upay hinduro nga ira serbisyo han bungto han Catbalogan kaya sugad
ini an aton kalsada. Pero bisan sugad pa man an kalsada tikadto ha
Catbalogan, nalilipay la ngahaw ako nga nakabakasyon ako han bungto han
Catbalogan. Nagpapasalamat ako na maupay an amon biyahi.
To Girlie, Beth, and Taga
Catbalogan... and Troy of USA too:
Thanks for responding to my
original message. It pains me (more than the pain I encounter when I
travel the sad roads of Samar) to know that some filipinos have
abandoned their true identity as a people. I strongly believe that a
waray will always be a waray the same thing that Annabelle Rama will
always be a cebuana no matter what or that Miriam Defensor-Santiago will
still speak English in an Ilonggo accent.
Glitter and glamor will not
erase the trace of our identity as a people. Ang pinoy kahit saan mang
sulok ng mundo pumunta ay pinoy pa rin. Amoy adobo, isip bibingka, at
kulay lupa (not all of course, this is just to awaken your senses). One
nationalist Filipino scholar studying in the states was asked by his
co-workers in the cafeteria to drop his Filipino accent. He told them
that he will change his accent if they (his co-workers) master their
spelling first and foremost. They never asked him again and were afraid
to show their written notes to him as they knew fully well that the
Filipino scholar was far better off in the written word than them who
were native English speakers.
My point is not for us to
learn how to speak the way Americans speak but not loose our identity as
a people. They are doing just that in the call centers and dollars are
coming into our country because of the talented Filipinos who could
easily mimic the American accent. I am proud that we are far better than
our Indian friends. Yet, my Indian friend says that they speak better
English than we do. In the end, we agreed that we are both good because
we are getting the jobs and America is losing these jobs to Indians and
We don't have to display the
Philippine flag in our yard to announce to the world that we are
Filipinos but we show our compassion for our suffering kababayans who
were not able to cross the border of prosperity. The same thing that I
do not chastise the lowly Mexican laborers in the US because I feel
where I came from. I could understand their struggle as a people. It is
not an issue of people crossing the border but the border crossing
people. I know that if there is a bridge between the US and the
Philippines, half of our population will be willing to risk crossing the
bridge to find prosperity. But, I continue to salute those who have
found the gold at the end of the rainbow and continues to identify
themselves as filipinos and not be ashamed of their heritage as a
Thank you Girlie, Beth, Taga
Catbalogan, and hopefully Troy for trying to find the filipino portion
of your hearts. You may color your hair blonde or change your accent or
whiten your skin or lift your nose or put some blue-colored contact
lenses or eat Subway or drive a Ford or wear a Levi's or follow Oprah or
consult Michael Gurfinkle or send balikbayan boxes or vacation to
Disneyland or fly Northwest as PAL is always late or whatever. But,
never never forget the core of your being as a filipino, waray, or
Catbaloganon. You forget that, your forget who you really are.
Address: New York City, New York, USA
Date: 17 June 2008
The City of Catbalogan now has
its official website. Please visit it at
Date: June 15, 2008
Thank you Mr. Tonyboy Morales.
You always have something GOOD to say for everything.
Yes, there is always an
internal instinct for a person to go back to where he/she came from no
matter what. The love and longing to see the place where you grew up,
the old friends and relatives is worth it more than all the hardships a
person may encounter in getting there.
I go back home every two years
and always go to Catbalogan everytime, except last year due to time
constraints. Given the opportunity – leave of absence from my work and
resources, I would love to go there every year!!! Although, I would love
to see the roads repaired and some progress in the place, but as it is -
they don't bother me.
I love Samar. I have traveled
to several great cities in the world but Samar is still number one in my
Mabuhay ka Mr. Morales. How
are you related to Moraleses who once lived in Salug Catbalogan City? I
quess they originally came from Northern Samar...? They were good people
as far as I know.
Date: June 15, 2008
Roy said "that I promised I
would never go down that same horrendous route--ever again, for as long
as the that so called "road" exist." Bangin magsakay hiya via barko o
helicopter na para kitaon an iya mga relatives. So what is the big deal
totoo naman talaga grabe it kalsada. Aminin na natin.
Yes of course iba ang feeling
pag first time mong Makita ang mga relatives from years of being away.
How about the following year? If the road is good maybe masusumo it aton
mga relatives pagkita hit aton mga nawong kay pirme la kita tikadto ha
Address: New York City, New York, USA
Date: 14 June 2008
Amen to Mr. Tonyboy Morales'
I, too, with my family visited
Catbalogan City a few years back after being away for more than two
decades. The road from Tacloban to Catbalogan was horrible, to say the
least. The scenery was rustic and beautiful and people along the way
seemed friendly and always had smiles. The drive, though difficult, was
fun for all of us. The kids even made up a game of "multiple choice" as
our van driver had to expertly maneuver different ways to avoid the huge
potholes and gaping cracks. Thankfully, we all reached Catbalogan City
As correctly noted by Mr.
Morales, the "homing instinct" in all of us, Catbaloganons included,
exists. Being in Catbalogan once again and being surrounded by family,
friends and familiar faces were more than enough rewards for our trip.
We enjoyed very much our brief sojourn in Catbalogan City and
appreciated the hospitality given to us. Mr. Morales says in his piece,
"the destination is far more compelling than the journey." I couldn't
agree with him more. I'd love to visit Catbalogan City again. Hopefully
Mr. Tonyboy Morales: You are
too funny. My butt (not black-eyed) was on the floor balling. Troy, I
know exactly what you mean but the point was well made by Tony. Good
Date: June 13, 2008
Well said, Mr. Morales. You
hit the nail right in the head. I feel we are still lucky here than
those who are wallowing in the "smoothly-paved highways and byways of
America" but whose minds are plagued with colonial mentality.
Date: June 13, 2008
To Troy of USA:
Which "road" are you talking
about? The Catbalogan-Calbayog route is not by technical definition a
road much more a highway. The God-forsaken road is due in part to the
fact that politicians in Samar have off-road vehicles that could
traverse the horrendous route with ease. In Cebu and Cagayan de Oro,
they build off-road courses so rich boys can test-run their 4x4
vehicles. In Samar, those who can afford off-road vehicles just simply
travel from Catbalogan to Calbayog and back. So, do not go back to Samar
using the same route again. Instead, buy a helicopter so you could
directly fly to Catarman. Word of caution, though, do not fly low
because the NPAs might mistakenly identify your helicopter as one
belonging to the military so you may unknowingly end up a char-broiled
Since you've promised that you
would no longer take the same "horrendous route again," you won't be
back in Samar for a very long period of time because the politicians
responsible for all these road maladies in Samar have just started to
spawn with new relatives as deadly as they are occupying government
But, as a true and
full-blooded Samarnon, the end usually justifies the means. Finally
meeting your relatives in Catarman after a horrible roller-coaster ride
is the pinnacle of your trip. If you love your relatives, you will visit
them even if they live in the highest ranges of the Himalayan mountains.
There is always a homing instinct built in your system to go back where
you really belong. Having tasted the smoothly-paved highways and byways
of America only made your trip to Samar's "roads to perdition" even more
unbearable. But, Troy, your relatives in Samar have to endure all these
travails in their daily travels. They think that riding in a bus that
ply the roads from Catbalogan to Calbayog and back as a pilgrimage to
sainthood. So much suffering a long the way but the destination is far
more compelling than the journey.
So, if you mouthfully promise
not to go back to Samar because of the road condition, think again. Your
relatives are far more precious than your black-eyed butt.
Address: Rome, Italy
Date: June 13, 2008
Happy fiesta to all the people
of Bagacay ang Cansolabao, Hinabangan Samar!!! May you continue living
the examples of our patron saint, St. Anthony of Padua despite the many
other things...Keep moving my dear home land!!!
Date: June 11, 2008
More than a year ago, I went
through Catbalogan and Calbayog, on my way to Catarman. I was so
disgusted with the road condition, that I promised I would never go down
that same horrendous route--ever again, for as long as the that so
called "road" exist. So to all my dear, fellow waray, can someone tell
me if that governmental embarrassment is a thing of the past?
Address: Narra Street, Bgy. 10, Munoz, Patag Dist.,
Catbalogan City, Samar
Date: June 10, 2008
To All Zumarraganhon,
Maupay nga pagsau-rog han iyo
fiesta yana nga Hunyo 13, 2008 in honor of San Antonio de Padua. I could
just wish to be around during this significant day of the year in this
beautiful Island and sandy beach place of my childhood days.
Para ngadto han Ramirez,
Castillo ngan Flosa Clans ug iba pa nga mga kapaturan ngan mga
kasangkayan ha Buntay, Zumarraga, Samar, Maribhong ngan Malinampuson nga
pagsa-urog han iyo patron. Upaya an pagsayaw han Curacha!
Warm Regards to All!!!
Wilma Villamor Orale
Address: 38 DoverRise, #07-04 Dover Road, Singapore City
Any one know how much the cost
in one year if you gonna study in COMPUTER IN ENGENERRING in ESSU
Tennie Cruz Jubane
Address: WA, USA
Congratulations to Inday Cruz
Jubane's son Wilfredo Jubane Castillo who graduated "cumlaude" at
Hartnell College Salinas, California...good job Catbaloganon!!
Address: Brgy. M. H. del Pilar, Dulag, Leyte
Hello sa mga taga Boronggan
pls.. baka kilala nyo si Lorna Naing…friend ko. Pls tell her to send me
Address: Brgy.96 Lumbang 2, Calanipawan, Tacloban City,
Date: June 8.2008
Maupay nga patron haiyo
ngatanan ngadto han mga taga Binalay. Hinaut unta nga aada ka kamo hin
mahimyang nga fiesta…labi na gud ngadto hiton akon mga elder bro…kuya
Tito and kuya Bal and to their wives and kids...ngadto gihap hit ak mga
anty mga cousins nagdto kan Rudy Cabus and his wife Rowena...thanx haiyo
Address: Tromsø 9018, Norway
Date: June 7, 2008
Maupay nga Adlaw mga Waraynon
og tanan nga mahilig magbasa hini nga page! It seems that waray-waray
are starting to come forward and speak their mind, openly without any
hesitation of abuse and threat from the subject of the discussion. After
all we have this so called 'Freedom of Expression'! But the question if
there is freedom after expression is, more often than not, a dead end
discusion, at least for now yes we have that, but what about our fellows
over there in Philippines particularly in Samar who are constantly
threaten by the people in power?
Iton mga journalist dida ha
region 8 sayod kon tiunano gingagamit hiton gobyerno iton militar para
magtanon hin kahadlok ha kada kasing-kasing ilabi na ha mga parag uma ha
kabubkiran. I myself came from a small peaceful village in Samar which
is in constant threat because they think that people from upstream
villages are supporters of NPA, which is a big irony! The massive
militarisation in Samar causes fear and even cost lives! An sinisiring
nga balik baril program hiton gobyerno, maupay ito, but the question is,
seryoso ba iton gobyerno pagsuporta hini nga mga rebel returnees, if so,
for how long?
We all know that these rebel
returnees needs complete rehabilition and support, not just in financial
aspect but in psychological aspect. After all, they spent their lives in
the jungle, fighting for a cause, a cause that this corrupt official are
dumb to understand!
Makuri mahisurat iton akon
kabido ngan kangalas hiton gobyerno. The government keeps on denying us
the good life that every filipinos deserve! One more big irony is what
Sec. Domingo said...what comes on my mind when people start to complain
about the leaders? Election is not the best way to choose good leader
because the fact is...people who runs for a certain position in the
government has only one motive..win and serve his\her own purpose. Iton
pulitiko ha bug-os nga kalibutan, nubenta porsyento haira papriho iton
kinaiya...hakog ngan dunot!
Address: 6503 East Myrtle, Baker, La. 70714, USA
Hi, mga taga Dulag, Leyte may
ada ako sangkay nga hi Easter Arias sangkay ko hiya hadton year
1978-1980 ha Angeles City. Nag abroad hiya ha U.S. naurhi la ako mag
abroad, kon may bogto hiya o oropod hiya dinhi ha Dulag, kon poydi
pakihatag la it akon email address haiya. Madamo nga salamat.