Archive for May 22, 2009

Escudero, Villar top Ibon survey

chizPhilippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines—Senators Francis Escudero and Manuel Villar led the list of possible presidential candidates, according to a nationwide survey conducted by Ibon Foundation Inc. in April 2009.

The survey, conducted from April 17 to 26 and released on May 20, asked a total of 1,496 respondents who they would vote for president if elections were held today.

Respondents were first asked to list down their choice for president (open-ended), and then they were asked to select a candidate from a list provided in the survey questionnaire.

Full story in Philippine Daily Inquirer

May 22, 2009 at 8:55 am Leave a comment

Bani appeals for help

PhotobucketBANI – Mayor Marcelo Navarro has appealed to the national government for help to typhoon Emong’s victims whose houses were either totally collapsed or heavily damages.

“On our own, we could not rebuild our destroyed houses and schools because we only have P3 million annual calamity fund,” Navarro said. Bani is a second class town with P50 million annual budget.

Typhoon Emong destroyed 6,718 houses and damaged 2,598 others.

The mayor said in sitio Boracay, Dacap Sur village, 50 houses were washed into the sea, just 30 minutes after he was able to convince the residents to leave and run to higher grounds.

May 22, 2009 at 1:26 am Leave a comment

Crying is healthy

susan2“Laugh and the world will laugh with you, cry and you will cry alone.” Ito’y isang kasabihan na kung iintindihing maigi, eh, mukhang malayo sa katotohanan.

Likas sa ating mga Pinoy ang nakiki-iyak sa sino mang namimighati. May mga taong likas na mababaw ang luha; konting drama lang sa buhay, maging drama sa radyo at telebisyon, otomatic na parang waterfalls ang luha. May mga babaeng hindi maitago ang pagluha samantalang may mga lalaki namang bagama’t mukhang gusto nang bumigay at bumunghalit ng iyak, ay gumagawa ng kung ano-anong gimik para lamang mapigilan ito.

Bakit nga ba pinipigilan ng mga lalaki ang pag-iyak? Nakakahiya raw at feeling nila nakakabawas ng pagkalalaki. Pero lingid sa kaalaman nila, kahit naman ibang babae may mga pagkakataong nahihiya ring umiiyak, lalo na ang mga babaeng sobrang iyakin. Isa na ako doon. Nang magsabog yata ng luha ang Diyos isang lawa ang aking nasalo.

May 22, 2009 at 1:25 am Leave a comment

Regional police recognize mothers

SAN FERNANDO, LA UNION — Chief Supt. Ramon V. Gatan, police regional director, has handed over certificates of recognition to 10 outstanding policewomen, who were adjudged “Katangi-tanging Ina” in relation to the celebration of Mother’s Day during the traditional Monday flag-raising ceremony here.

The selected police commissioned officer (PCO) awardees were Supt. Florence Natnat of the regional health service, Sr. Inspector Janette De Vera of La Union provincial police office, Inspector Bedalyn Antonio of the regional crime laboratory, and Inspector Bernardita Llaguno of the regional internal affairs service.

In the police non-commissioned officer (PNCO) category, the awardees were SPO3 Arminda Abang and SPO3 Maria Lailani Delfin, both from the regional human resource and doctrine development division; SPO3 Generosa Tugguin from the regional police community relations division; SPO3 Marilyn Alviarne from the regional legal service; and SPO1 Josie Paiste and PO3 Rosalina Trinidad, both from the regional comptrollership division.

May 22, 2009 at 1:24 am Leave a comment

‘Old’ athletes should retire, PSC says

DAGUPAN CITY – Philippine Sports Commission chair Harry Angping said there was a need to overhaul the rooster of athletes under the payroll of his office, saying most of them should be “retired already.”

Angping said he reviewed the list of athletes and found out that 30 to 40 percent of them are in their late 20s or early 30s already.

“They have been there are bit too long (and) they should be retired already. In short, there is a need to overhaul the rooster of talents,” Angping told reporters here.

May 22, 2009 at 1:23 am Leave a comment

Winners and survivors

(Editor’s note: This was delivered by Margarita V. Hamada, Founder/Directress, Harvent Schools, Dagupan City and Lingayen, Pangasinan on the occasion of their Achievers’ Day on April 5, 2009.)

My talk this afternoon is about winners and survivors in life.

Both winners and survivors are busy, active people, and lead productive lives, but winners are happier than survivors. They have so much fun at what they are doing that they have no time or reason to compare themselves with others. They enjoy themselves so much that they wish they had 25 hours to spend doing what they do, everyday, 7 days a week. They can’t tell sunrise from sunset most of the time. And even if they won the lotto they would still continue doing what they do. They have abundance and good health and lots of good will.

Survivors, on the other hand, are not as happy. In fact, they are stressed from trying so hard to survive this game called life, that their other name is TH—Trying Hard. They dread getting up in the morning to do what they consider as a “toiling sacrifice.” They drag themselves through the motions of doing what must be done and keep looking at the clock, every now and then. But they can’t quit. Work is their refuge because they have nothing better to do. Whereas winners brim with good health, survivors are plagued with diseases caused by stress—diabetes, asthma, allergic rhinitis, high blood pressure, hemorrhoids. And whereas winners overflow with feelings of abundance, survivors suffer from feelings of lack and emptiness. This is why they spend so much time wallowing in self-pity and envy—of those with money. Why? Because they think money can fill the hollow cavity inside them, so they drive themselves ever harder to get money at the cost of everything—their health, their relationships, and even their self-respect.

May 22, 2009 at 1:21 am Leave a comment

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