Saturday, May 11, 2013

Time to get involved

The DYGB-FM Power 91 management provided
me this ID  to do official  media transactions.

When a situation calls you to participate in politics, a bigger, bolder, and braver responsibility are carried over to make yourself available and definitely render your service and allegiance at your best. It is a time to be active, participatory and be willing to fight for what is right, to at least, be part of the change.

We had our plenary meeting today at DYGB-FM Power 91, Dumaguete City with Mr. Romulo Amarado as the presiding anchorman. We discussed things that concern the national and local elections this May 13, 2013. Sir Amarado instructed and gave us individual tasks to do for the coverage. He told us to be vigilant and tactful so as we may be safe in cases of bad turns out of events. He told us to prepare necessary paraphernalia during the election coverage. We are also tasked to report things that may occur prior to the election.

With this participation of mine, comes a reliable partnership to proper deliberation and delegation of the taks. Thus, I am partnered with Mr. Nick Jati (I don't know the correct name spelling) to do field reports. We will be regularly monitoring the municipalities of Bacong, Dauin and Zamboaguita, where the polling precincts are made available for the people to cast their vote. We will also be visiting some areas in Dumaguete City to check possible events that may arise. Moreover, we are also expected to do extensive and heinous interviews to some of the voters, related to the progress of the election.

Mr. Jati will be my mentor in the field of broadcast journalism as he has wide and long experience and exposure in the said field. He will be my "shoulder" as I go to the realm of exorbitant election. He will teach me some techniques of voice manipulations, some intro and extro voice over and other things relevant to my personal journalistic development. Likewise, I’ll be his trainee who will follow his commands; a trainee who will always be a good and observant reporter and a trainee who will always help him in the 2013 election coverage.

And along with this are my greater and wider expectations of acquiring and learning better knowledge in broadcast journalism so as to deepen my understanding and admiration in the world of politics. More so, this experience will make me a person who is dedicated, participatory and be politically oriented. This will also widen my experience both in the print and broadcast journalism which is/are necessary and relevant to the company  I am currently working. Since I will be working in the publication soon, this will be a big blast that will contribute better improvements to the craft I love.

You see, I know this is quite tedious and presumptuous, but it will be big break for me to practice broadcast journalism and to actively get myself work for the better. This experience of mine will teach me values, love and appreciation of the field.  This will also be part of my student-journalist-life. Although I am not into the field, I know for sure I can handle this  with full transparency and enthusiasm. 

This is all for now..Wait for my next blog entry after the election. See yah!!!

These are my co-reporters.
 P.S. : To all the voting people, we must always remember that one of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. It is enough that the people know there was an election and the people who cast the votes decide nothing but the people who count the votes decide everything. 



Saturday, September 29, 2012

Valor and Public Service

                                                      By The Arbitrary Pointer

The evocative passing of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo ended the standoff of the people who are on the contrasting denomination of life. His death, I could say, is also a judicial mourning of the land. The nation who holds trust from its people seems to have fallen on the ground of ferocious sulfur as its layback also fell from the position holding the highest authority that controlled the peace and order of the country. This is actually what we call ‘surrogated margin.’

I just thought how this man shaped his city and his people when he was still mayor of Naga City. I even imagined how he devoted himself as DILG secretary posing example of good governance. To note, his administration was characterized by honesty, integrity, and empathy for the less fortunate residents of the said place. Thus, he received numerous awards including the Ramon Magsaysay Award for public service and a United Nations award for his contributions to women’s health and equality.

When the Philippine President Aquino appointed him as DILG secretary, the people seemingly felt shining glimpse of the future especially in crime prevention and other criminality prelusion in the country since he was first known to be a mayor of peace and classified leadership in Naga City.

The death grip of corruption may not be possible if he has not been installed as secretary. I saw this when Dumaguete City flaunted in progress on illegal drug prevention in his leadership. When he visited the province of Negros Oriental, there was actually visible improvement like the reduction of crime rates in the province to name one. Thus, I could say, he is a man dedicated to restoring the good name of government service.

It appears, moreover, that his stay, although permuted shortly, has created positive result in the willful government service. If only a government figure is optimistic and devoted to breaking the chord of poverty in a place, there will really be change in all aspects of human nailing the divine. But sad to say, only a few bathing people have this personality who intently dedicated their life for the people, the community and the country in general.

In the promulgated decency of the land (I am talking here the law), how many of you will proudly say “I have been part of that development, thus I will obey it!” Perhaps, only a few!  Why? Because you let yourself tied of ignorance and money! You see, this seems far out in your mind, but that is actually what the secretary (in the interior and local government) is trying to break and I see it slowly realizing.

I have observed, through his leadership, things that are long been aimed by people which are supposed to be given by the previous leaders in the country who roped the position in a long time. Only him, who have worked below the belt, filtering this conscience and beatitude,  not even  minding pains he may encounter in the road of fiery and fencing battlefield (the politics).

Secretary Jesse Robredo may be gone but he was made immortal by his legacy of good governance. I am hoping that may other people in the land trail his footsteps.  May his bravery, dedication and persistence in fighting the-beyond-intelligence acts of people who are thirsty of political position encourage you to also protect the land and the people.

His passing, I believed is a challenge to all of us to continue his bourn legacy! Sec. Jesse Robredo, you are truly a MAN!

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A Change to Ponder


It is quite impressive to see the Negros Oriental State University administration taking steps that count. The making of the identification cards (IDs) inside the university is yet another move the administration is worth commending. It shows that the administration is indeed looking after the betterment of the studentry.

The Student Affairs Office (SAO) has initiated this progress wherein students need not anymore go outside the campus to have their IDs made. In fact, SAO Director Giovanni Macahig said that they have decided to make IDs inside their office since they now have an ID maker machine, a signature pad, a tripod, a digital camera, and a laptop.

Moreover, Macahig said they have changed the usual process where students are asked to present their load slips, have their photos taken at SAO and have it made at the DBM. The two are literally away from each other and it would be a hassle for the students to go there for processing. He said students this time will only present their load slips and fill up a provided datasheet. After that, they can have their photos taken.

With this, we, the students, have no more excuses to have our IDs made late. We are responsible to secure IDs which serve as our gate pass so that security guards will no longer bar us upon entrance. There will be no more reasons to complain and blame the security guards if we cannot attend our classes because we were not able to get inside the campus.

You see, security guards are just following directives from the administration. In this account, we say they are performing their job well. This calls for a need to cooperate with them and be obedient students to the community.

Since the university did not stop in seeking ways to heighten the level of our educational enhancement, perhaps, we also need to pay back their labor and action.

As responsible students, it is our job to follow directives willfully to avoid hassles and misunderstandings. The SAO told us to have our IDs made earlier because the instruction to disallow students without IDs from entering the campus has been given to the security guards already. It is therefore a clear mandate that we ought to validate our school IDs.

Since we want no conflict and misinterpretation, we need to be keen followers of the promulgated law. After all, the benefit comes back to us. All in all, the improvement of our school can only be made possible if we give our total support and cooperation to the university.

On Land Sovereignty: A Call for Peace Talks and Understanding

                                                     By The Arbitrary Pointer

The Philippines is once again confronted with issues on land ownership dispute. This is not far from last year’s issue on Spratly Island where our country wrestled for constitutional ingenuity. In fact, China recently ordered the Philippines to withdraw claims of owning the Scarborough (or the Panatag) Shoal—known to be a rich natural resource for different fishes and corals, natural gas, minerals, and oil deposits—which is geographically located in the boundary of the West Philippine Sea and the South China Sea.

According to the People’s Government of China (PGC), they [China] should be the ones controlling the island because it is part of their country’s territorial sovereignty. They furthered that if the Philippines will not give the island to them, a possible of war might occur wherein PGC said that they may force to send military men to attack the Philippines if its government will remain hardheaded and unyielding.

On the other hand, the Philippine government insisted that the country is the rightful owner of the island basing on the 200 nautical miles (370 km) of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). It is found in the Philippine constitution, that the EEZ under Presidential Decree No. 1599 issued by President Ferdinand Marcos on June 1978, enables the state to have special rights over the exploration and use of marine resources, including production of energy from water and wind.

The Philippine Coast Guard Patrol Vessel and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources slashed their standoff with the China Sea Bureau of Coast Guard Patrol after two months and one week of deliberate argument, leaving each side in total disagreement. With this, the Philippines’ position on its claim over the Scarborough Shoal is steadfast and irrevocable and that China’s threats would not weaken the Philippines’ spirit.

We have witnessed the misunderstanding of both parties on the local and international news. The media have added fire to the issue after creating hearsays of a possible war between the two parties.

You see, if the conflict continues, our long-aimed partnership, camaraderie and understanding with China will turn to false hopes.

My countrymen, this calls for a great evaluation between the two countries—the Philippines and the Republic of China. Both nations must conduct peace talks and fair negotiations. There must be guiding principles that would limit the claim in each party. There must be friendly discussions that would determine as to who really owns the island. Moreover, every one of them must listen to each side’s explanations so as to gain respect from both parties.

With this, we just hope that they will open their minds and hearts in order to acquire peace and understanding. We hope that China will not have false boasts of its assumed claim of the Scarborough Shoal. And we hope that our government will fight for its rights over the island, over its national treasure.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Of Responsibility and Discipline

For an institution like the Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) whose actual training ground for students are held within the country and the scope of engaging in the definite world focuses on local involvement, perhaps holding an on-the-job training (OJT) abroad is a splendid avenue to develop one’s ability better.

Just recently, companies from Malaysia and Singapore, through Southland College Vice President for International Cooperation and Research Vince Sinining and the university president Henry A. Sojor, came up with an idea of sending NORSU engineering and industrial technology students abroad to work, learn and at the same time, earn.

Sinining has chosen Norsunians among other universities and colleges across the country since he found them appearing on national news and topping board examinations. He believes that when students are introduced further to actual job involvement, they will be ready to face the real world in the future.

This development deserves praises for boldly taking higher steps in advancing students’ actual learning experience. If the proposed plan happens, students’ participation on the international field will solicit remarkable margin for future jobs. With this, students must be thankful to the administration, to Sinining and to the companies for giving them the opportunity.

We can say that students are given the chance to enhance their skills which are focused on performing real job tasks but this does not mean that they can learn everything from the training since there are no structured lesson guides on the workplace.

Hence, students must perform well because this opportunity calls for dignity and moral discipline. Students must employ their skills that would improve their knowledge on real-to-life experiences. They must follow proper guidelines set by the company in order for them to acquire necessary learning and to adapt to the environment and last long. More so, they must impose good values so as to sustain delegated objectives, so as when they are given complex tasks, they can accomplish them effectively and efficiently because they have already mastered the routine.

Students who will attend this international job training must value even the simplest thing in the workplace. This would keep them going despite downfalls. When they are given complex rule, they can still manage it since they have already mastered basic tasks on the training. And when they set things at the valuing level, they can achieve what they desire.
Thus, we just hope that they will show what they are capable of in such a way that they can bring NORSU’s name to international prominence and that they will use what they have learned for the common good of the people in general and the university in particular.  

Thursday, June 28, 2012

All about LOVE


Since I have nothing to write on my blog, I just wrote some love quotes from the internet to which all of them are from people of varied perspectives about love. May you find love along the way and be giggled as you read all passages written. Thank you!

Ø The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. ~Mother Teresa

Ø Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. ~Albert Einstein

Ø There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved. It is God's finger on man's shoulder. ~Charles Morgan

Ø You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover's arms can only come later when you're sure they won't laugh if you trip. ~Jonathan Carroll, "Outside the Dog Museum"

Ø Ah me! love can not be cured by herbs. ~Ovid

Ø Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence. ~Eric Fromm

Ø Love has no desire but to fulfill itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving. ~Kahlil Gibran

Ø Infatuation is when you think he's as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as funny as Woody Allen, and as athletic as Jimmy Conners. Love is when you realize that he's as sexy as Woody Allen, as smart as Jimmy Connors, as funny as Ralph Nader, as athletic as Henry Kissinger and nothing like Robert Redford - but you'll take him anyway. ~Judith Viorst,Redbook, 1975

Ø Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species. ~W. Somerset Maugham, A Writer's Notebook, 1949

Ø Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939, translated from French by Lewis Galantière

Ø When love is not madness, it is not love. ~Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Ø Let your love be like the misty rains, coming softly, but flooding the river. ~Malagasy Proverb

Ø Do I love you because you're beautiful,

Ø Or are you beautiful because I love you. ~Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Cinderella

Ø For you see, each day I love you more

Ø Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow. ~Rosemonde Gerard

Ø Forget love - I'd rather fall in chocolate! ~Sandra J. Dykes

Ø Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense. ~Mark Overby

Ø Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end. ~Author Unknown

Ø Love - a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker. ~Author Unknown

Ø Love is a sweet tyranny, because the lover endureth his torments willingly. ~Proverb

Ø The lover is a monotheist who knows that other people worship different gods but cannot himself imagine that there could be other gods. ~Theodor Reik, Of Love and Lust, 1957

Ø Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit. ~Peter Ustinov

Ø Hate leaves ugly scars, love leaves beautiful ones. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

Ø Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. ~William Shakespeare, Mid-Summer Night's Dream, 1595

Ø The art of love... is largely the art of persistence. ~Albert Ellis

Ø Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that. ~Michael Leunig

Ø Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law. ~Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy, A.D. 524

Ø Who, being loved, is poor? ~Oscar Wilde

Ø Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame. ~Henry David Thoreau

Ø To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness. ~Robert Brault,

Ø Without love, what are we worth? Eighty-nine cents! Eighty-nine cents worth of chemicals walking around lonely. ~Laurence Marks, M*A*S*H, "Love Story," original air date 7 January 1973, spoken by the character Hawkeye

Ø A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it. ~Frank A. Clark

Ø Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. ~Robert Heinlein

Ø The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough. ~George Moore

Ø We loved with a love that was more than love. ~Edgar Allan Poe

Ø If I love you, what business is it of yours? ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Ø The hardest-learned lesson: that people have only their kind of love to give, not our kind. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Ø Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire. ~François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Ø We choose those we like; with those we love, we have no say in the matter. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hard work and Diligence matter

Hard work and Diligence matter

An adage goes “pag may tiyaga, may nilaga” (when there’s perseverance, there goes braise) proves to be my inspiration as I find my image together with the rest of the agents of SPi Global-Teleflora all throughout the 2012 mother’s day ramp.

To make it short, my hard work and diligence during the entire duration of the ramp received appropriate rewards. First of all was the 1000-worth of Robinson gift certificates, which I acquired last May 11, 2012. I was conferred such amount because of my enthusiasm in relaying orders, according to the management. (I actually relayed 86 successful orders among others all throughout the night shift.)

Secondly and lastly was the 2000-worth of Robinson grocery items. It was so surreal to make me believed that among the agents; I still maintained the image and evidently received the prize again. And chances truly and randomly come to offer something-success!  Well, I would say the package helped me through physically and financially. I guess it could already defray my needs for a month.  

I was so honored to have been chosen as the recipient of these prizes. I was so flabbergasted and flattered to receive such honor. I know it wouldn't be good to be  writing like this, especially when it concerns to describing your own self. Nonetheless, I would take the courage of doing so. This maybe my so surreal worthwhile experience along the summer days..

I also give credits to the people who in one way helped me through to make it. I know this wouldn’t be possible without those people who endured patience in me. To all my colleagues in the team, I dedicate all these to you! Congratulations guys!

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The ramp has already ended yesterday yet the memories we once had still remained. I can't even forget the laughter and striking words we uttered towards each other to make one laughs. The pieces of advises we once shared have always been my refuge. My friends, my team and my extended family, I wouldn't forget the time we once shared along the way. May you find rest and contentment in your life. I know one day, we will meet again for one reason-to smile and make jokes again. See you at SPi next time. 

Here are few of  the snippets I've got from you. Few of you weren't here, but it does not mean I don't care, because I actually find time of getting pictures from you guys and otherwise it wouldn't be posted here. Sorry also to inform you that I did no longer asked permission from you when I got these pictures from your respective facebook accounts. 

Kacy Espancho. A very kind and bubbly team leader. She manages the team , gives instructions and  scolds law breakers. Registered Nurse and certified workaholic. Beautiful and serious. 

Isigil "Axih" Garol.  Loyal friend and sociable person.  He used to be  my  best friend in the ramp.. He gives some advises. Funny and talented.  I called him "Doh" in the floor. Nursing Graduate. 

Bernardino "Dingdong" Lopez.  Also a good friend of mine. Serious and  poisonous. Kind and  generous and lovable. He tried to deviates the standard. He is eloquent and intelligent. Medical Technology graduate. 

Jessie "Jess" Dolia.  Simple, friendly and principled. Industrious and enthusiastic as what they say . Kind and optimistic. BS Mathematics student.      

Jo Anne Jalandoni. Health conscious, kind,  lovable,  friendly and  beautiful. She gives advises. Registered Nurse and  successful mother and entrepreneur. 

Kim "kimpang" Trasmonte.  Loquacious. Nice, funny and joker. She gives off funny lines paired with face gestures and the like. BSBA student of FU.  

Elicar Mahawan. Funny, kind and bubbly. Loquacious and computer geek. BS Computer Engineering student of STI.  

Karen Samson. Nice, bubbly and kind. Silent and optimistic.  She urges to  situate herself  in the modernity .  Computer Technology graduate. 

April LP.  She is used to be the calculator in the team. She calculates  correct  wages and  directs  money matters. She's beautiful and kind. Optimistic and business minded. Registered Nurse. 

Alice Siega. She was the only agent in the ramp who talks so fast.  Kind, optimistic,  friendly and  beautiful and lovable mother and  sociable geek. BSHM undergraduate.

Joy Pasco. Kind, friendly and nice. Beautiful and sociable. Lovable and   caring   mother. Nursing undergraduate.

Betsy Ada. Silent, friendly, kind, lovable, and funny. Smart and eloquent.

Hazel Campo. Sociable and kind. Friendly. Simple yet complicated. Knows  the world well. She  manages the things around her and tried to understand the world. 

My friend.

Leona. I  forgot your surname. Please don't get mad. Nice and silent. Kind and simple. 

Kevin Veruasa.  Has a big voice. Optimistic and bubbly. Kind and soft-hearted. 

Add ons:

Friends in the gourmet basket. 

Another bouquet arranged vertically. 

The last picture reflects of who I am. Just please don't mind this one.