Monday, September 21, 2015

flashback: my long-dead father

this is an excerpt from an email by my dear cousin maj—
we haven’t been together for so long, decades!
but we did try and been trying to keep in touch,
keeping the thread that holds our families together…
i have known a little about my father,
they tell me i write like him—
how in the world i should know???
but here’s a message coming from my cousin’s heart,
who may have known my father better than i did…

."It is indeed always a mystery
why there is so much injustice in this world
when humans are naturally blessed with good hearts.
When I hear of deaths, the first person that comes to my mind
is Tio Aling, your father.
Believe it or not.
He was the only close relative I’ve had
whose death I’ve witnessed and seen.
I’m sorry if this brings you memories…
bitter or sweet…but your father was a good person.
His ideals may have clashed with others but God knows
how he holds human rights as supreme to all.
I vividly remember all the confusion in
Mabini Street when news leaked out about Tio
being tortured and brutally killed…
and his body being brought back.
Those are images that continue to surface in my mind,
even at my very young age.
I clearly remember how thousands of people turned out for the funeral
— never seen that huge crowd in town.
Those are people who have loved your father dearly.
It crossed my mind…
if he’s indeed a "bad" guy that others tried to portray,
then why are there thousands of people who have expressed
their condolences and sympathy to our family?
Yes, sometimes life is a mystery.
And sometimes we are confronted with situations
that are beyond our control…."…

Saturday, September 12, 2015

to be a senator in the philippines??? (spam-ouch!)


got this from an old spam mail. haha.
correct this spammer when you can, if you can :)

Miriam Defensor Santiago was featured in Correspondents last week.Maganda rin naman ang naidudulot ng pagiging prangka ni Senador MiriamDefensor-Santiago. Ayon kay Santiago , marami ang tumatak-bong Senador dahil salaki ng budget na ibinibigay sa kanila kada buwan.Lumalabas na P35,000 suweldo nila kada buwan ay pakitang-tao lang sa milyun-milyong budget ng bawat senador...

Kada buwan ay may Fixed Monthly Budget ang bawat Senador ng humigit-kumulang P2 Milyon. Sa opisina pa lang nila ay humigit-kumulang P500,000 ang budget nila sa Maintenance and Operating Expenses (Rental, Utilities, Supplies at DomesticTravels) at P500,000 para sa Staff at Personal expenses. Kaya para makatipid ang ibang Senador, kaunti lang ang staff na kinukuha nila. Nagtataka ka pa kung bakit mayroong mga Ghost Employee?Bukod diyan, may P760,000 allowance pa sila kada buwan para naman sa ForeignTravel. At ang masakit pa nito, hindi na kailangan i-liquidate ang mga resibo ngmga gastusin 'yan kundi Certification lang ang Requirement.

Heto pa, lahat sila ay Chairman ng mg Komite sa Senado. Ang Committee Chairman ay tumatanggap din ng budget na sinlaki ng tinatanggap ng mga Senador nahumigit-kumulangP1 Milyon din! Hindi sila mawawalan ng Komite dahil 24 lang ang ating mga Senador at 37 naman ang Committee sa Senado. There's food for everybody 'ika nga! Lumalabas na doble ang kanilang benepesiyo at kita kapagsila ay nabiyayaan ng Committee Chairmanship.Sa P200 milyon na Budget para sa Pork Barrel ng mga Senador bawat taon, awtomatikong may 10% na S.O.P. o kita ng Senador na P20 milyon. Ito ang porsiyento na ibinibigay ng mga kontratista sa mga Senador na nagbibigay sakanila ng mga Infrastructure at Livelihood Project.Bago matapos ang termino ng isang Senador, kumita na siya ng P100 milyon saPork Barrel pa lang. Yung ibang Senador mas gahaman, hindi lang 10% kundi 20 -30% ang komisyon hinihingi sa mga kontratista.Pansinin niyo na lang ang pagbabago ng buhay ng ilan sa ating mga Senador simula nang manungkulan sa puwesto.

Kung dati ay simple lang ang kanilangpamumuhay ngayon ay nakatira na sila sa mga eksklusibong subdivision, maraming bahay sa Pilipinas at abroad at mahigit lima ang sasakyan.Ngayon nagtataka ka pa ba kung bakit gumagastos ng daan-daang milyong piso ang mga Senador sa kampanya para sa isang posisyon na P35,000 lang ang suweldo kadabuwan? Bawing-bawi pala ang gastos kapag naupo na!ANG SARAP MAGING SENADOR! ! !

One of the reasons why the Philippines will never, ever get off the ground......ayon...... kaya talagang mahirap pan umasenso ang bansang Pilipinas- yung mismo nilang gobierno ninanakawan and kanilang kapuwa taong pilipino at hindi pa iyan..... hindi pa sila nagbabayad ng buwis sa bansa - kaya lahat ngkalyehon lubak-lubak at masyadong madumi at mababaho!!! Hindi na sila nahiya sakanilang nakikita....eh kasalanan naman nila yoon - dapat sa kanila pumunta lahat ng mahihirap.....

We should be thankful to miriam defensor santiago for being fair dinkum and honest about this - for exposing these people - that is what the country needs are - whistleblowers - if there are no whistleblowers the country will never ever prosper and will just sit in the sidelines watching with envy the prosperity of the other southeast asian countries - look at Vietnam now, much better.......while the rest of the new breed of filipinas are just maids - the present level of education has also deteriorated in that country - whether it be ateneo, up, la salle - they could not compete anymore - they do not know how to use their education to better up their poor country, they prefer to steal not to assist in the path of prosperity for their country - they lack human factor and social conscience and no social responsibility....the result of a poor level of education. so wake up, you filipinos paying your taxes there, stop defending your corrupt masters and do something!!!!!

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