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Date: May 15, 2009
Basilio? ... Crispin? ....
Paging Capt. Basilio
Balasbas!!! You are needed in the political emergency room!
Where is Basilio? Early
on, he promised to start his campaign for governor in January but I
have not heard anything from his corner. Did he decide to just
forego 2010 and focus on 2013? Or, did he truly started the
groundwork and the legwork of a political campaign?
So many questions from
Capt. Balasbas to answer. Anyway, the current developments in Samar
particularly the 90-day suspension of Mila created an animosity
between the governor and her vice governor. Capitol insiders are
predicting that Mila will do a Duterte. Well, I am referring to the
strategy of Rudy Duterte, mayor of Davao, who fielded his daughter
as his vice mayor to monopolize power.
Insiders said that Mila
will run for vice governor under another daughter named Angel. Mila
now wants to control everything they said and wants to keep the hold
of the province for good. Another son is being touted to run for
vice mayor of Catbalogan while daughter congresswoman Sharee Ann Tan
runs for re-election. Greed and political positioning is important
because Mila thought that she can't trust others not belonging to
Well, with all these
developments, there is a chance that we will have a governor Tan, a
vice governor Tan, a congresswoman Tan, and a vice mayor Tan. The
Tan political dynasty is indeed growing. It's now all in the family
of Mila. If this happens, no single politician dominated the
province than Mila not even the political giants Avelino, Rosales,
Roño, Veloso, Bolastig, or anybody. What a feat that this lady has
accomplished. Mastering the intricacies of dole out politics is
Our only consolation is
that greed will have its end.
Basilio, where are you?
Address: Detriot, Michigan 48303, USA
Date: May 14, 09
I would like to say
something about the people that post their comments in this site I
know I don't have to read their thoughts but I'm from this town too
so hear me out.
If you don't like the way
the government policies then do something about it I am so sick of
it. Talk talk talk do some action I don't really want to hear this
and that. Please everyone we should be happy talk something positive
seems like you all talk about is negative. Have some conversation
like how beautiful is Samar the people, how can we improved the
Catbalogan and all that and so on. Jesus we all know how those
politician are idiots that's for sure we want to be positive and ask
yourself how can we turned around this mess.
Address: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Date: May 13, 2009
Ha mga Jiabongnon, maada
unta ha iyo an grasya ngan an kalinaw nga hingpit.
Maupay nga patron ha iyo
ngatanan, yana nga kaadlawan (May 17, 2009) kan Senior San Pascual
Baylon, publasyon han Jiabong, Samar.
Hermano Mayor, nga taga New York, anak ni Emping Deneros-USA. Maupay
nga adlaw liwat kan Rev. Ferddie Figueroa, bag-o nga parish priest
ha Jiabong. Enjoy nala kamo ngatanan deda.
Kumosta liwat han akon mga
brothers/sisters in Christ (CFC-FFL /HOLD /SOLD/ SFL/ YFL /KFL):
Jiabong proper, BEC brgys: Jia-an, Malobago, Catalina and Camarobu-an;
Catbalogan City, other towns: Calbiga, Paranas, Zumarraga, Daram and
San Jorge. Other provences: Leyte (Tacloban City, San Jose, Palo),
Southern Leyte, Billiran and Catarman, Northern Samar.
God be praised!
Thank you, Msgr. Isabelo
Abarquez, Bishop Diocese of Calbayog. You inspired CFC-FFL and gave
us the privilege to serve the church, the whole Diocese. You are
also the inspiration of those who are Pro-Life. You walked with us
during the March for Life, January 2009, Catbalogan City.
Thank you, Msgr. Jun Cinco
CFC-FFL adviser, former vicarite pastoral head parish of San
Bartolome, Catbalogan City.
Thank you Rev. Bernard
Comilan CFC-FFL adviser, former parish priest of Jiabong, who
inspired me and gave CFC-FFL the privilege to conduct CLSs and YFL
youth camps (BEC barangays) and school base YFL youth camp (2X) -
Jiabong National High School (JNHS).
I missed you all bros and
sisters, the CFC-FFL community activities: "service and fellowship.”
May the favor of the Lord
be ours and prosper the work of our hands, for the honor and glory
Albert J. Jabonero
Address: Al Hayat National Hospital, Khamis Mushayt, KSA
Date: may 12, 2009
To all Batch '82 han SSAT,
SSPC, SSU Kumusta na kamo. To all Jia-anon. Regards to Konsehal Toto
Hernandez, Nilda Jumagdao, Imelda Jumagdo etc. At sa Jabonero Family
Kumusta na kamo.
Address: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Date: 11 May 2009
More on Presidential
Elections 2010 –
Thanks, A. Morales for
giving us a still developing picture of the presidential campaign,
which is a mere 12 months away. I'll have to agree with you that the
presidential derby, and Philippine politics for that matter, can
hardly be boring. There's already excitement, juices are already
flowing, even this early in the game. For all this excitement,
though, doubts still remain hanging in the air, and there are many
"What ifs" to raise.
With the multiplicity of
parties and presidential aspirants, and with the winner to be
determined solely a by a mere plurality (not majority) of the votes,
many of us must wonder how any winner, no matter how competent,
popular and well-meaning could possibly govern without a clearcut
mandate. Just how is it possible for a candidate to receive, say, a
30% plurality of the votes cast - possible claim a "mandate" to
govern? Something has to give, and something has to change, although
changing the rules at this point (like changing the Constitution)
would be more catastrophic than anything else.
Many of us can only hope
that 2010 will be the last time when we will see a multiplicity of
parties and presidential candidates, and in the not so distant
future - a revamping of the 1987 Constitution will insert an
important provision calling for an automatic run-off in contests
where the winner does not receive 50+% of all the votes cast. That
way, whoever wins the presidency, for example, can truly claim a
mandate to govern by virtue of his/her receiving 50+% of the vote.
Runoff elections are nothing new, they happen in France and in most
all countries in Latin America. While there is no runoff in U.S.
presidential contests, the primary elections held by the two
dominant parties (Republican and Democrat) serve as vehicles for
"narrowing" the field of candidates. By the time the "intramurals"
are completed, the electorate is presented with clearcut choices in
terms of candidates and issues to vote for. Granted, this system is
not perfect, but it is worthwhile considering that a scenario such
as what happened in Bush vs. Gore 2000 - is a phenomenon that only
happens once every 100 years.
2010 should give us that rare opportunity to take many issues into
consideration, not the least among them the issue of "popular
Dunhill Angelo Maraya
Address: Pagsanghan, Samar
Date: May 11, 2009
"TOGETHER WE ARE THE
SOLUTION". This is this year's theme for the 26th International AIDS
What's with this IACM?
The International AIDS
Candlelight Memorial, a program of the Global Health Council, is one
of the oldest and largest grassroots mobilization campaigns for
HIV/AIDS awareness in the world. Started in 1983, the Candlelight
Memorial takes place every third Sunday in May and is led by a
coalition of some 1,200 community organizations in 115 countries
hosting local memorials that honor the lost and raise social
consciousness about the disease. The Candlelight is also much more
than just a memorial. It provides opportunities for leadership
development, policy advocacy, partnerships, and improvement of
community mobilization skills. With 33 million people living with
HIV today, the Candlelight continues to serve as an important
intervention for global solidarity, breaking down barriers, and
giving hope to new generations.
Here in Catbalogan,
stakeholders from the Government, Private and NGO sector will lead
this important event to commemorate and give respect to those people
who died of HIV and AIDS, to give support and hope to those people
still suffering to the pain and the stigma brought about by HIV and
AIDS and lastly is to inform and educate people from all walks of
life on how to prevent this HIV and AIDS.
I am calling all concern
people of Catbalogan and Samareños to support and join us this 17th
of May ( third Sunday of May ) on our advocacy. "TOGETHER WE ARE THE
Address: New Zealand
Date: May 10, 2009
Of course we have all
these Presidentiable line up for 2010. The irony is that, not one of
them is well suited to sit in the Office of the President of the
Republic of the Philippines.
Filipinos should now take
a new path. Break the rules of the political traditions and vote for
a Presidential candidate which not a traditional politician. Choose
a candidate focused on changing the political culture of the
country. Make the political dynasties disappear in the Philippine
political scene. We can do that by not selling our votes.
Enabling through our votes
a new generation of political leaders of our country is a peaceful
and honorable method for a change.
Let's just hope that an
honest candidate may came up before 2010.
Date: May 10, 2009
I am a proud Basaynon who
took the mat embroidery to the next level. Here's the link to my art
Date: May 9, 2009
President Arroyo's allies
in the House of Representa-"thieves" are in the rush to amend the
constitution so their queen can stay longer beyond 2010. The problem
is that the clock is ticking faster than they thought and the
people's pulse is ready for some tectonic change in 2010. So, much
as they want to let her stay longer in the Palace, all odds are
against that possibility. In fact, the entire nation is already
gearing up for new leaders to set the directions of our nation.
So, 2010 is a grand derby
of sort for having numerous political aspirants. First in the list
is VP Noli de Castro who is the man in waiting for the presidential
throne. He will most likely get the blessing of the administration
party (Lakas-Kampi-PDSP-LP Atienza Wing) for his blind loyalty to
the president. Noli is the man to beat, will the president's
blessing a kiss of death? Sen. Bong Revilla is the only vice
presidential timber in the administration party. He knows that the
administration is bankrupt of political leaders so he is trying to
float his name to be picked by Noli. De Castro-Revilla tandem is
appealing but may be intellectually-bankrupt. Can someone coach the
newsreader and the scriptreader to political highlands?
From the Liberal Party,
the tandem of Sen. Mar Roxas and Sen. Kiko Pangilinan is starting to
gain momentum. Mar is being supported by the ABS-CBN. His darling
Korina is a prized possession of the network and you could tell that
even Wowowee has to be used to promote the love story between Mar
and Korina. Also, mega star Sharon Cuneta already announced that
husband Kiko is available to run for vice president. So, celebrity
power will propel this tandem. Can Korina and Sharon win the crowd
for their hubbies?
From the Nacionalista
Party, the billionaire ex-Speaker and ex-Senate President Manny
Villar is being brought down by his own colleagues in the Senate led
by erstwhile nemesis Ping Lacson. This is a sign that the
presidential campaign is now in full swing. Sen. Jamby Madrigal's
recent tussle with Ex-Cong. Gilbert Remulla is merely a battle of
megaphones. Madrigal, of course, is for Lacson while Remulla is for
Villar. What Villar has is his billions of pesos. Having served as
speaker of the House at one time will also serve as an advantage. He
could dispense his billions to get the plum post. Sen. Alan Peter
Cayetano will most likely fill the vice presidential post since
there are no other popular Nacionalistas around. Can money and
political connections once again dictate the outcome of presidential
From the Nationalist
People's Coalition (NPC), Sen. Loren Legarda and Sen. Francis
Escudero are always on the top of the surveys. It is interesting to
see how Loren and Chiz could lead the NPC when their colleagues in
the House are affiliated with the administration party. But, King
Crocodile Danding Cojuangco will have the final say. If he wants to
continue his improving relations with the government then he has to
support the winning tandem of Loren and Chiz and even quash the
ambition of his nephew Defense Sec. Gilbert Teodoro to be president
or vice president. Can topping the surveys enough to catapult them
From the LDP-Lacson
Faction and the other remnants of the Genuine Opposition, Sen. Ping
Lacson, the spoiler of the 2004 win of FPJ, will tandem with Sen.
Jamby Madrigal. Ping and Jamby are true oppositionists who are
rabidly against Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Can the aggressive
posturings of this tandem against the excesses of the Arroyo
administration endear them to the people?
From the Partido ng Masang
Pilipino-PDP Laban, Former President Joseph Estrada can snatch the
carpet from anybody considering that he still has the command of the
votes of the masa believed to be at 27% of the voting equation. Erap
warned that if the opposition will not unite then he will run so
that the administration party will not once again spoil the
opposition's victory. Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay can be Erap's
side-kick. Can Erap and Jojo capture the hearts of the filipino this
From the Kaya Natin
Movement, Pampanga Gov. Ed Panlilio will run with Isabela Gov. Grace
Padaca. This is the alternative tandem to the traditional politicos.
Their only problem is that they do not have the resources to mount a
nationwide campaign. But, with Father Ed at the helm, miracle may
once again hit the land. Can change be given a chance in 2010?
Others who are salivating
for the presidency are Bro. Eddie Villanueva of Bangon Pilipinas and
Bro. Mike Velarde of El Shaddai. Bangon Pilipinas should be aptly
named Bangon Eddie Villanueva. This is merely a resurrection of his
failed presidential foray in 2004. Will the nation rise with him?
Bro. Mike, the charismatic leader of the El Shaddai Movement, has
been eyeing the presidency with lust. This is the case of the Pope
wanting to be King. Well, in a country that doesn't know the
demarkation lines between the Church and State, Bro. Eddie and Bro.
Mike can very well mount succesful campaigns riding on the backs of
their religious followers who would blindly follow them even to hell
for a heavenly cause. Can we give these two leaders, with cultic
followings, a big "Praise the Lord and Hallelujah"?
Well, Philippine politics
is not boring after all. With all these clowns trying to act
honorable, the presidential elections in 2010 is one season full of
exciting twists and turns. So, tune up and let's watch with
amazement how these things unfold. Abangan....
SC denies with
finality 2nd motion for reconsideration on 16 cityhood laws
May 8, 2009 3:21 am
MANILA, May 7 – The
Supreme Court (SC) has denied with finality a second motion for
reconsideration on the illegality of the laws concerning the
cityhood of 16 municipalities in the country.
In a three-page En Banc
resolution, the SC warned that it will no longer accept anymore
pleadings and an entry of judgment will be made on the case.
"In view of the denial of
the second motion for reconsideration, no further pleadings shall be
entertained. Let entry of judgment be made in due course," the SC
said in its ruling.
It can be recalled that on
Nov. 18, 2008, with a vote of 6-5, the SC declared as "illegal" the
16 cityhood laws due to violation of Sections 6 and 10 of the 1987
Those declared as
"unconstitutional" are Republic Act Nos. 9389 for Baybay City in
Leyte; 9390 (Bogo City, Cebu); 9391 (Catbalogan City, Samar); 9392 (Tandag
City, Surigao del Sur); 9393 (Lamitan City, Basilan); 9394 (Borongan
City, Samar); 9398 (Tayabas City, Quezon); 9404 (Tabuk City, Kalinga);
9405 (Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur); 9407 (Batac City, Ilocos
Norte); 9408 (Mati City, Davao Oriental); 9409 (Guihulngan City,
Negros Oriental); 9434 (Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte); 9435 (El
Salvador City, Misamis Oriental); 9436 (Carcar City, Cebu); and 9491
(Naga City, Cebu).
Based on the cityhood
laws, which were implemented following the effectivity of RA 9409,
the said towns could be converted into cities despite their lack of
a P100-million income as provided for in Section 450 of the Local
Government Code of 1991.
The ruling was issued by
the SC, after the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP)
questioned the cityhood laws for violation of the "equal protection"
clause of the 1987 Constitution.
The LCP argued that the
massive conversion of the said municipalities into cities would
result in the decrease of the internal revenue allotment (IRA) of
the existing cities in the country as the number of such local
government units would increase which would also be entitled to
their respective IRA. (PNA)
Address: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Date: 3 de mayo 2009
Ha kan Sangkay nga
Samarnon ha Canada:
Salamat hini nga imo
pangumusta. Diri, diri ak maestro hin kinatsila, lugaring la kay
nakaukoy ak didto ha Peru como usa nga "community organizer". Waray
ak pagtutdo hin kinatsila didto o ha diin pa nga dapit ha kalibutan,
an akon la iguintutdo didto ha Peru an metodologia, mga paagui
pag-organizar han mga sectors ngan ira mga livelihood projects. Kay
waray ko man hingalimti an "Industrial Arts" ha elementary,
nakatutdo guihapon ak didto han bamboo work ngan magkadiro-dilain
nga kagaramitan han kawayan. Kita-a nala iton article bahin han akon
estada ha Peru, nga aada hiton "Articles" section hit Samarnews.
Sabagay, di gad ak hiton
nahipapausa kon kay ano nga han hadto, an mga estudiante waray gud
panhibaro han Spanish, o sino kulang an ira interes - kay an
pagtutdo ha ira, malatuman man ngan pan-"unit" la. Dugangan pa nga
guinpurga hira hin puros la "conjugation", kahuman kulang an
"context" para han pag-aram hini nga lenguaje. An usa pa, bisan pa
han hadto - damo liwat han mga maestro, bisan mga Spanish majors, an
diri liwat tuhay nga nayakan han kinatsila. Kon hi ako la iton
patututduon, tatagan kon hin emphasis iton cultura, mga canta,
costumbre, ngan iba pa nga mga butang nga makaka-aghat hit interes
hit mga estudiante. Bangin pa ngani himoon nga nga audio-visual aids
iton mga telenovela sugad han "Marimar", "Rosalinda", ngan mga cine
sugad han "Diarios de Motocicleta" ("Motorcycle Diaries"). Diri nga
puros nala libro, pag-memoria hin mga conjugaciones. The best way to
learn Spanish is to learn and appreciate the culture. In other
words, make it a fun undertaking.
Hopefully, our educational
system has already learned from many mistakes of the past and will
seek to correct them and be more adaptive new approaches. Spanish is
already second to English right here in the U.S. When I came back
from Peru in late 1979, I was just shifting from one mediocre job to
the next. It was tough finding a decent job in 1980, what with an
economic crisis setting in at the time (sounds familiar?). However,
there was one job opening that attracted me and the employer was
having a hard time filling it. It was a job as a bilingual advocate
(English-Spanish) for migrant farmworkers. I was hired for the job
and stuck with it for almost 10 years. Needless to say, the jobs
that came after that were a lot better and more rewarding.
I'm not exaggerating when
I say that the Spanish language is making a strong comeback. Even
Brazil, a Portuguese-speaking country and the largest country in
South America - has made the teaching of Spanish mandatory. It has
to, if it has to relate effectively to its neighbors. In the end,
it's not just about establishing a cultural connection, but a
business connection as well.
Good to hear from you
again Sangkay Addi Batica! Waray gud ako magsala han akon tigo nga
maupay ka (eloquent/very articulate) han Spanish language. Did you
teach Spanish subject too sometime in your life? I would guess you
did too...Maaram ka, of all the subjects in my 5-yr engineering
course, guti-ay pa ako madisgracia hini nga Spanish subject...my
first time to retake an exam ever (and would be my first failed
subject as well "kunta")...and that's Spanish subject! Baga kinuri-an
man ako pag-abot han irregular verb conjugation. Maaram ka man han
kadam-an (not all) nga engineering students, formula la an guin
titigamnan...deri gud mahilig mag-memorize. Admittedly, I was not
that interested too with the subject...I took it for granted since
it was just a minor subject. Pero tama ka, kinahanglan pag-adman hin
maupay kay magagamit ha urhi nga mga adlaw.
And to Atsay...maaram ka,
tama ka han imo iterpretacion han pulong nga "servants" in it's
broad and true meaning.
Pero maaram ka liwat
siguro nga an argument is to be taken within the context for which
the word was first used and Mr. Tsao's inner intention when he wrote
about it. All others that he said and wrote after that were all
alibis. Kita liwat, we try to redefine it to assuage ourselves and
ease up the pain a little bit. Well, blessed are the humble and
meek...and forgiving for they shall be lifted up in due time. By the
way, this phrase in it's full construction is not found in the
Bible...just my personal concoction.
Address: Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408, USA
Date: 28 de abril 2009
Congratulations to the
Tagapul-an National High School on being selected as one of the
pilot schools for the reintroduction of the Spanish language to the
curriculum! As a Samareno and a lover of the Spanish language, I am
truly proud of Tagapul-an National High School's unique distinction
as a site for this noble and innovative project.
I hope the students enjoy
learning Spanish and find practical use for the language in the
future (as I'm sure they will!) I urge them to study hard and to
take their lessons seriously, for who knows - the knowledge of
Spanish might yet take them to places they've never been before. And
this I can say from my own personal experience: I began my formal
training in the Spanish language in Calbayog, in 1962, and took the
subject seriously. Sometime in '64 or '65 I happened upon Thor
Heyerdahl's book, "Kon-Tiki" about that great Norwegian scientist's
daring crossing from Peru to Tahiti on a raft made of balsa wood. "Kon-Tiki"
got me intrigued, I dreamed of Peru. In March, 1979 - 15 years after
I first happened upon Heyerdahl's book...my wife and I landed in the
Land of the Incas for the adventure of a lifetime. We stayed a year
doing community work in a poor, rural village. It was the hardest
and most enjoyable and rewarding job we did.
To the students of Tagapul-an
National High School - congratulations again, I'm proud of you. You
won't regret ever learning such a beautiful language which our very
own national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, preferred to express himself in.
Hinaut pa unta nga magkirigta ha umarabot nga panahon.
Os saludo con todo mi alma
y corazon! Ojala que disfruten tus estudios, y que nos veamos en el
Date: April 28, 2009
The phrase "A Nation of
Servants" have hit many raw nerves of late. The truth hurts most it
seems to many of us. The truth is we are all servants in some form
or another. The govt officials are servants of the people, but they
refuse to acknowledge it. We are all servants to our desires and
wishes, but we never admit it. Many are servants to power and wealth
but think otherwise especially if they are stolen. We are also
servants of God and our fellow man, but we think not. Servitue is a
noble position on earth, but we all get hurt for the thought of its
demeaning connotations. If we only think of servants as sources of
service to others and ourselves, perhaps we don't get offended by
the phrase. Even Bill Gates admits being servant to electronic
masters; Pres Obama also admits being servant to his children and
wife; Why can't we be servants who reside on a Nation of Servants?
We live to serve, and serve to live. Lighten up my fellowmen.
Richelle Mabag Paghari-on
Address: Villa de Primarosa, Bacoor, Cavite
Date: 28 April 2009
Does anyone know Ramon
Collena Mabag from Samar, I don't know the exact address. Please get
in touch with me. It will be a great help. Thanks
Date: April 26, 2009
On "A Nation of Servants"
What Mr. Chip Tsao wrote
is indeed insulting and degrading...undoubtedly hurt many Filipinos
especially those whom the writer has referred to. Mag-aano man kita
kay pastilan ungod man. Given that these so-called "servants" are
professionals and some are more intelligent than their "masters" by
whom they are serving. With a high probability that some have IQs
higher than "Mr. Cheap Daw" himself given the same opportunities.
However, with all honesty
mas nahahangrit gud ako hinin aton mga magkawat nga mga politikos ug
sugad man hini nga mga opisyales han aton gubyerno relative to Mr.
Logically, amo gud ini nga
mga magkawat nga tawo an dahilan kay kon ano nga aadto ini nga aton
mga kabugtuan ha gawas han Pilipinas ug nagpapakabulig. Kay diri ba
nga mahitungod hiton ira pagpinangawat nga kay kon ano nga nagkukuri
an aton nacion - nga nag resulta han kawaray opurtunidad han
Pagkatapos kunwari ini nga
mga hipokritong mga kawatan ay galit kuno kan Mr. Tsao. Ada galit
hira kay na-expose na liwat ang ira pagpinangawat - which is the
root cause of everything.
Date: April 25, 2009
General Palparan finally
is forming and leading the new Bantay Laya Party. I like the name
which means “Guardians of Freedom” and I also like the name Bayan
Muna which means “Country First” I am encourage just by the names of
these two political organizations.
Palparan’s bid to lead and represent his own Bantay Laya political
party in the Philppine Congress is not only playing his own game but
also playing his own rules. There is only one rule and that is the
Philippine Constitution which allows groups of Filipinos to form
their own political party to represent their own interest for as
long as upholding and supporting the Philipine Constitution is of
the highest aspiration.
If General Palparan
successfully becomes a lawmaker and subsequently represent his
Bantay Laya party, then our national debate will be shifted from the
deadly battle fields to the civilized debate in the halls of the
Philippine Congress. This is the reality the Filipinos had been
dreaming of for many years and I have no doubts about our lawmakers
intention because each and every one of them is pursuing how best to
run our country effectively and efficiently.
General Palparan is an
additional brainpower representing the diehard rightist while Satur
Ocampo represents the diehard leftist. Together, our lawmakers will
debate on many issues facing our country and we just have to be
confident of them that they will succeed. I am eager to see General
Palparan to start working because this is a history in the making;
finally the real democracy in our country is now becoming a reality.
With the exception of a
few, most of our congressional representatives are passive figures
doing almost nothing and waiting for handout. We need more ultra
rightist and more ultra leftist and if possible we need Joma Sison
to come home and join our national debate.
Franny "Kiko" Catayong
Address: New York, USA
Date: April 25, 2009
To all who cares about our
school, Eastern Samar National Comprehensive High School in Borongan,
and even for those who cares for themselves alone and the name
recognition that most or, hopefully, only a few of us still embrace,
I would like to extend an open arm of my wholehearted renewal of our
friendship including those who doesnt know me well yet. Let's think
and practice the real thing of pure dedications to give back to our
dear Alma Mater, as JFK said like this: "Ask Not What Your School
Can Do for You, Ask What You Can Do For Your School"
Mga igkasi ko estudyante,
"DANGPANAN" is an association of former students who really cares.
Bukas puso na itinayo yan para han ngatanan nga karuyag makabulig
han aton eskuelahan sugad man liwat hiton mga membro, espacially
those who were not lucky enough to have a good life that some of you
in Borongan are enjoying. Be COMPASSIONATE to those who need your
help. Stop the old mentality of JEALOUSY and GREED. I came to
Borongan to renew the old friendship I left 37 years ago. I thought
you haven't changed because I remain the same, simple, approachable
and friendly. It didn't even crossed in my mind to compete with
anybody or any group when the Student Association was
conceptualized. Tanging alay ng asosasyon ay magkaroon ng isang
mahalagang alaala sa Comprehensive High na taos pusong pinagsikapan
ng bawat membro na makapag tayo ng "Student Center" at iba pang
projects para tularan ng susunod pang darating na mga estudyante ang
halimbawa na ginawa ng kasalukuyan at darating pang mga membro.
For those whose only
purpose is to destroy and demaean DANGPANAN and its members, you
either put up something concrete or shut up if you have nothing to
prove. May kasabihan tayo na "Ang lata na walang laman ay maingay"
kaya doon sa naniniwala at sumusuporta sa "Student Association" alam
na natin kung sino ang mga tao na hanggang ngayon ay umiiral pa rin
at nananalaytay sa kanilang ugat at dugo ang INGGIT dahil sa
pag-unlad ng ibang tao na nagsikap ng lubos... Hindi pa rin
matanggap ang mga nangyayari sa paligid. Kon ano man nga tambulig an
akon ihinahatag para han asosasyon ngan ha Comprehensive High akon
iton ipnagsikapan at hindi ko ninakaw tulad ng iba nating mga
Sana mamulat na tayo sa
katutuhanan, ilabog na iton nga mga maraot nga panhunahuna naton.
It's time to unite and join the cause of "DANGPANAN Association Of
Concerned Students Of ESNCH, Inc. Damo na la nga salamat ha aton
ngatatnan. Patnubayan tayo ng Panginoon.
Name: Mar (Nitoy)
Address: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Date: April 24, 2009
PRAYER FOR THE FAMILY
Lord God, from You every
family in heaven and on earth takes its name.
Father, You are Love and
Life. Through Your Son, Jesus Christ, born of woman, and through the
Holy Spirit, fountain of divine charity, grant that every family on
earth may become for each successive generation a true shrine of
life and love.
Grant that Your grace may
guide the thoughts and actions of husbands and wives for the good of
their families and of all the families in the world.
Grant that the young may
find in the family solid support for their human dignity and for
their growth in truth and love.
Grant that love,
strengthened by the grace of God's undying love, may prove mightier
than all the weaknesses and trails through which our families
Through the intercession
of the Holy Family of Nazareth grant that the Church may fruitfully
carry out her worldwide mission in the family and through the
Through Christ, our Lord,
who is the Way, the Truth and the Life forever. Amen.
Adapted from "Prayer for
the Family" by Pope John Paul II, THE OFFICIAL WORLD-WIDE WEB SITE
Address: Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada
Date: April 23 / 09
Hi I was wondering if
anyone had any information on the Guiuan airport. When it may be
open for use. And I would like to say hi to the Somo-oc family and
will be seeing you soon. Salamat po