Friday, May 17, 2013

Pay some respect to the Binays


    One Filipino infirmity that has already penetrated in our system is being judgmental. Every election epoch, different forms of hysterias and conclusions come presumptuously without knocking our heads first before saying or uttering of words that may hurt or impair someone’s personality and character. Various kinds of black propaganda are thrown out to someone to lurk or to destroy and put him/her into jeopardy or if not mock some words that may turn one into a monstrous character. Or worst, able to judge someone immediately for inexperience, incapability or illiteracy without even giving him a chance to prove himself capable, worthy and adept. Why are we really like that my brethren?

     Just very recently, I was able to read one of the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s news updates entitled: Nancy Binay bashing: ‘It’s the beginning of the worst’ dated May 14th, 2013 by Leila B. Salaverria.  From this news article, people have created derogatory comments; in fact, they were saying “why do you vote Nancy Binay?” Why, what has gone wrong with her? Isn’t she capable to be a senator? Not even only her father causes her victory for a seat in the senate but herself promising of allegiance during the campaign blasts. I had no exact reason to get angry of Nancy Binay’s detractors and haters. Who am I after all? Nancy and I are not even relatives or have any blood connection and I don’t even know her personally, neither she, but please we must not just simply belittle her or automatically disqualify her from a position just because of the lousy reasons mentioned. We have to give her a chance to prove herself. And after that time of observation and we see her irresponsible, maybe only then we can say these bad words to her.

     Our Philippine constitution clearly says no one, regardless of race, sex; societal status, political practice, religious beliefs and etc. shall be deprived from expressing himself. If Nancy Binay thinks and considers running in the senate forms part of her right to express, then in no reason we can bar her from doing so. We also have no right to utter words derogatory or insulting to her part as clearly provided by law since it is a clear manifestation as a form of a violation of the article 3, section 4 and its preceding provisions prior to the 1987 Philippine constitution. These commentaries of some people have gone beyond their right to self expression for they have already destroyed or damage someone’s reputation and character.

     Further, I am not concerned nor defending her since, as I have said earlier, we are not, by blood, related. It is just that some people have gone long more than the right given to them and I cannot just tolerate it as a person. Nancy Binay is a person, a mother, a daughter and most importantly a creation of God. If you were Nancy Binay who hears things which are very sardonic and sarcastic, wouldn’t you be crying out there for out loud sake? It’s more than enough to know that she has remained silent and professional bearing no reaction to the issue and all sorts of allegations. I am quite conveyed she is indeed professional in her chosen career!

     As for a fact, some Filipinos voted her according to their conscience and precisely according to what is best for the country and the people.  They have voted unanimously, and majority of them vote in consensus. Moreover, some people made their choice and they chose Nancy that means they trust her for no doubt. Nancy Binay won the election fair and square, not even she attempted to make electoral sabotage or what we call cheating. This is a kind of a character of a political leader we want, isn’t it? So we must help them in their battle.

     All in all, as set forth by law, every citizen of the country has to be given equal protection. And since Nancy Binay is a citizen of the Philippines, like any other people, she is bound to experience both the civil and political rights. May she be doing her responsibilities as a senator of the country and may she trail his father’s footstep towards clean and transparent governance in order to achieve reformation in the system of politics in the country and slowly begetting the past as we are branded good nationals.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Letter of Gratitude

Our teacher in black

To our beloved Teacher,

It is our great honor to be your students. With your favorable and adorable closeness to us, a bunch of respect and love surfaced our personality and individual upbringings that dramatically change our viewpoints in life. You have taught us two important things in our life as students-values and appreciation. You have taught us how to value life and appreciation of the subject despite of the fact that it is not our so-loved subject; despite of the reality that several times we have taken it for granted and despite of the verity that we have been so delinquent and unconscious of the things you were telling us every now and then. Despite of our unrighteous behavior, you seemed and faithfully lowered your anger and humbly increase your patience to us. Gone are those days we felt “muddy” and pretentious since you’ve had succeeded in instilling, inculcating, and incorporating to us self-respect, self-actualization and self-realization.

With this opportunity given to us, allow us to extend our humble and humane gratitude and thanks for all the things you gave to us-time, effort, patience and love. Thank you for letting us experience the best taste of life as your students. Thank you for letting us experience the thrill and fear during major examinations, quizzes and even group presentations and reporting. Thank you for extending your patience to us every time we request for time allowance and any favor we believe can make us happy. This enthralling, breath-taking and one-of-kind-experience in the summer class are points to be valued and appreciated. Our individual experiences in Filipino 121 will forever be recorded and will always be part of our youthful days in school. If there could have been a word that is more sufficing, best relaxing and soothing other than “thank you,” it shall probably be the word we tell to you; it will surely be the exact word that will come from our very mouth. We know saying “thank you” may not be adequate but we firmly believe it means more than giving our life to you.

Bb. Sienes, today will be the best day of demarcation of our life as students because this shall always be re-incarnated like souls, remembered like life-going memories and shall always be put to mine like learning in one’s respective field of studies. We may be going to our respective journey and endeavors in life but not our memoirs for it will always remain. And rest assured the teachings of values formation, life reformation and societal invocation you have taught to us shall never be forgotten not for the very reason of loss of memory because you are just simply an amazing teacher. With loopholes, glitches and flaws or even none, your way of making us to nearly-perfect-individuals will always be remembered. And we pray that the Almighty Father will continue to shower his abundant blessings to you whether it is financial, emotional, physical and even political in nature.  We hope you will continue your goodness to other students that will be under to your instructorship prior to your teaching career. Moreover, we hope you shall not quit giving in your service and allegiance to the government.

Lastly, we look forward to meeting you soon in our professional life in the near future as we may be going through if not halted because of illiteracy, ignorance or even unrealistic demeanor. May not be the insufficient time become a reason of your unavailability and insecurity of your educational and academic journey towards fruitful and progressive growth in the academe. May God bless you until eternity. Maraming salamat mula sa kaibuturan ng aming puso’t damdamin.

With best regards,  

Your students

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.