Tuesday, May 26, 2020

NEW NORMAL




This "New Normal" that everyone is talking and worrying about will not be as big an impact as people have envisioned it to be.

In fact, if we follow human history, the pandemic crisis we have now fails in comparison to 
the previous ones we've had and the resulting "new normal" could only be likened to what daylight saving time is to the world.

Do any of your kids know what DST is? No? And that is precisely my point.

Now I am not downplaying the severity of the crisis we have now and how this virus is targeting the weakest members of our global population. But you see as far as history is concerned, we humans tend to become better after facing something big like this.

The Black Plague, Civil Wars, Revolutions, World War 1 and 2 have brought us great sufferings but it also gave birth to better societies, progress, technological advancements, more enlightened people and healthier lifestyles. It's in the history books, you should read more.

We value peace more after a war. We value healthy living more after a health crisis. We learn to care for each other more after an enormous amount of loss. We lead better. We live better, more.

It's like what Kelly Clarkson said in her song "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger," and we will be stronger.

Well if you don't get strong, you die - that simple. I vote for strong! πŸ™‹

So don't worry about the "new normal" - it's only just a leaf in autumn passing by with the wind.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

10 Films That I Can Watch Over and Over Again

There's a growing craze in Facebook that allows a user to list down their top 10 things on different categories.

There's one about food, places and music but somehow the most popular is still the one that talks about the films that had the most impact in our lives. I have joined the bandwagon a couple of weeks ago and have listed down my very own Top 10 films.

I have chosen these 10 films not because they're all award-worthy films but I guess these are the ones that I can remember easy and that i could sit down to watching over an over again.


Here are what's on my list:

NEWSIES (1992)

THE EXORCIST (1973)

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3 SENIOR YEAR (2008)

HOOK (1991)

READY PLAYER ONE (2018)

SISTER ACT (1992)

TRICK R TREAT (2007)

HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004)

R.L. STINE'S THE HAUNTING HOUR: DON'T THINK ABOUT IT (2007)

SUPER 8 ( 2011)

 

10 Albums That Helped Shaped My Taste in Music

If I am to describe my taste in music or my musical preferences, well I have to say that it's quite diverse. I love almost all kinds of music and I can't think of any genre that I don't really appreciate.

I have in my files a collection of music from different decades - 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2Ks up to the current billboard hit charts. I don't have a single favorite generation because there are always songs that I will fell in love with in each. My ears will make love to a Patti Page song as easily as the one coming from KYGO.

I was born during the Disco and Folk, Rock & Country era. Spent my childhood with Pop, New Wave and Metal songs and have matured towards Grunge, RNB, Rap and the hybrids.

Well if there's one decade that i can most identify with it's probably the 90s but my musical taste are not confined just there.

Here are 10 albums that had the biggest impact on me:

Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)

This was my very first cassette tape allbum - and I got it from a Pepsi promo. The songs in the album very much shaped 80s Pop and back then American Pop was either Cyndi Lauper, Madonna or Michael Jackson! I was more of a Cyndi Lauper.

Francis M - Meron Akong Ano (1993)


Back when rap was just starting in the Philippines, this Francis M album has made a strong impression on me as it merges rock and rap successfully. It quickly became an anthem to young Pinoys who are frustrated of the many growing pains of the post revolution Philippines like the "power crisis" of the Ramos administration.

Singles The Original Motion Picture Sundtrack (1992)

More than being a nice romantic film, the songs in the movie has encapsulated the new and growing trend in music and culture in those days and it's called grunge. Grunge fueled a revolution in OPM rock music and spawned a lot of Pinoy Rock and Alternative Bands that will rule the airwaves for more than a decade.

Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)

And speaking of grunge, here's the one that started it all! Nirvana - no intro and explanation needed! Kurt Cobain was and will always be the iconic figure of that generation.

Eraserheads - Sticker Happy (1997)

If there's one band in the Philippines that can be likened to the popularity of Nirvana, it's probably the Eraserheads. While their previous albums Ultraelectromagneticpop, Circus and Cutterpillow created most of their popular hits, Sticker Happy is probably their most matured one when it comes to musicality.

Also back in the 90s and up to Y2K, and being an active choir member of the Catholic Youth Organization and other Catholic religious youth groups, it is expected that I will be inclined to be influenced by religious music and there were 2 albums that have given me inspiration up until the time when I graduated from leading groups to teaching other leaders through formation seminars. 

The Best of Bukas Palad (1999) and Hangad (2000) - most of their songs I have sang during church service and have used in seminars and recollections that I've facilitated. Songs like Anima Christi, Take and Receive and Pagkakaibigan.


Back when I was working as a Multi Media Officer in Baclaran, designing church presentations and seminar module presentations, I was introduced to another inspiring album filled with beautiful new-age type of music and instrumentals - NARADA. Their collection ranges from the late 80s up to the early 2000. Narada Decade (1993) was my favorite album.
  
It's weird but I am also drawn to female pop rock bands/artists and their music. In the 90s I was into the music of Alanis Morissette, Bjork, The Cranberries, Sixpence None The Richer, Lisa Loeb, Garbage and others. In 2000 it was Avril Lavigne and Pink.

However two of the best pop rock female artists album that I can listen to over and over again are the ones from Paramore and Lenka.

Paramore - Brand New Eyes (2009) and Lenka (2008).     


So that's it for now, I am sure that I am going to discover more music that I will love in the future.   


Saturday, May 2, 2020

10 Relief Items Distributed in Metro Manila During the CoVid-19 Lockdown

Here's a list of 10 items that we have received from the local government of the City of Manila during the Luzon-wide Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) or lockdown, implemented last March 17. 

The lockdown was recently extended in certain parts to May 15 by the national government because the cases are still going up.

Here's the list:

1. Bigas (weekly ration)
2. Tuyo 
3. Canned Fish
4. Whole Chicken
5. Hotdog
6. Spaghetti and Spaghetti Sauce
7. Eggs
8. Bihon
9. Face Masks
10. 1,000 Pesos Cash

These relief items are being distributed by our barangay to every household. There are also special relief items for Senior Citizens.

Aside from the relief goods from the local government, we have also received 1,000 worth of Sodexo GCs from Caritas Manila Oplan Damayan given as monetary support from different private corporations.

We also received chocolate pies, veggies and Ladies' Choice items distributed by other cause oriented groups and NGOs.

I didn't avail of that so-called SAP from the government even though I am one of those who lost all means of livelihood since the start of the quarantine period. At least walang maisusumbat sa kin tong mga nasa gobyerno kapag nagsasalita ako sa mga kapalpakan nila! 

Anyway, I heard that the Oplan Damayan group and other NGOs are now doing an audit of their relief distribution efforts. Parang contact-tracing lang din ng DOH kung yun mga sinubmit na nakalista ay talagang nakatanggap - kasi, although majority of the central distribution are parish-based, idinadaan pa din kasi nila ito sa mga barangay - at alam naman natin ang kalakaran ng ibang barangay. Di naman lahat matitino, marami pa rin ang mananamantala.

So, sana nga lang yun sa mga binibigay ng gobyerno meron din audit na mangyari. Kasi marami ako comment na nakikita na merong mga household at communities na di talaga nakakatanggap at kung makatanggap man e isang beses lang habang ang iba ay halos linggo linggo may nakukuha.
    



Thursday, April 30, 2020

ECQ FILES: What the Rain Wrote in April 2020

Sleep Well Sweet Mother Earth, Rest Easy But Sound  πŸŒΏ


Apr 1

The CoViD-19 crisis is a prelude to a FINANCIAL crisis. Mayaman, mahirap, trabahador o negosyante lahat... apektado. With personal funds depleted, zero income at sa patong-patong na mga bayarin at utang - most of us will be in for a great challenge. Di naman lahat pero, KARAMIHAN. Meron kasing iilan na mas kumita pa nga ngayon, lalo na yun mga negosyante na nasa gobyerno. Dapat ay ngayon pa lang ay may IATF na naka-assign na para dito - suggestion lang!

I am prophesizing again just like what I did in January, while everyone's busy worrying about Taal I already mentioned that CoViD-19 is going to be a bigger problem, citing our leniency when it comes to travel restrictions in CoViD-19 affected regions.

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Let me tell you what's really bugging me:

That it's not Duterte who's running the country now. The old man could barely handle himself because of his medical condition. I think that he's being manipulated like all the others. A puppet who has a one helluva dangerous PR and social media team. Definitely an asset to make the political dreams of all that rides on his popularity a reality. But these dreams are now being threatened by other young public personalities who have rose from the ranks and are showing Filipinos what real leadership and public service is all about. Vico, Rex, Isko and others are making the boots of the likes of Go, Cayetano and the Marcoses shake. And these makes them careless and impatient. Now ask yourselves WHO INTENDS TO GAIN THE MOST riding on the popularity of Tatay Digong and you'll find out who's really holding all the strings and who among the President's men are really barking all the stupid orders. And finally ask yourselves, who am I really following and supporting.

Something to THINK about, especially for those who follows blindly. I may be wrong with these assumptions, I hope I'm wrong. Someone prove me wrong.

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Here's a line from a script I am working on:

EXT NIGHT Sa isang madilim na kalye, nakaparada ang isang itim na sasakyan. Sa loob ay may nag-uusap.

Shadowy Figure: Bakit kahit anong pa Press Release natin tungkol sa bata natin si Mayor pa rin ang laging trending!?

Kutong Lupa: Di ko alam boss.

Shadowy Figure: Di pwede to, malapit na eleksyon. Tawagan mo yun bata natin sa NBI.

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Here's a thought: Tutal ang daming time ng NBI para mag imbestiga - bakit kaya hindi nila umpisahan na sa simula? I subpoena na nila yun mga incompetent public officials na walang ginawa para mapigilan ang pagkalat ng CoViD-19 dito sa Pilipinas! Game? πŸ‘πŸ˜

Apr 2

Nakakatuwa at nakakaiyak na din kasi if you read the comments sa post na to, ang dami ng GISING sa Iloilo!

πŸ‘‰ TABLADO SI GO
πŸ‘‰ They're thanking the taxpayers instead
πŸ‘‰ They understood that their Mayor has no choice but to post this - for the sake of his people

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Ayun lumabas na din ang truth!

Lahat ng mga group with BEST PRACTICES in handling the CoViD-19 ay treated as COMPETITION! Galeng talaga ng gobyerno na to! πŸ‘ Kaya naman pala mainit ang mata nila kay Vico. So Yorme Isko and others, wag n'yo daw masyado galingan kasi you're next! πŸ‘

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JUST IN: Mayor Isko Moreno calls on government to STOP with the politics!

"Mga kababayan ko sa Maynila, sabay-sabay tayo manawagan sa gobyerno na TAMA NA... tama na muna ang away pulitika, iisa lang kaaway natin.. Covid19. Isantabi muna ang pulitika, ceasefire muna. Magkaisa muna tayo."

Apr 3

Guys, I know the frustration!

But please I urge everyone not to participate in any political campaigns right now. Not right now.

As someone who have been in the advocacy of teaching young people and organizations about LEADERSHIP, I know well that the best (most effective) way to go through any form of organizational crisis is not by changing the leadership but instead, by changing "the" leader (from the inside). Don't waste time in #oust campaigns which is pointless and counterproductive at this time. Instead let us tirelessly urge the present leadership for more accountability and action.

And it is with the same intensity, that I urge those who are diehard supporters of the present leadership to not pin the worsening CoViD-19 issue on the people, saying na "maraming matitigas kasi ang ulo" - be accountable also for your own actions when you supported early campaigns of the leadership to underestimate this problem by delaying actions that could've saved lives and also in conditioning the minds of people that TB, AIDS and DENGUE are much worst than CoViD-19. So you can do well by just realizing that you've contributed in making this crisis worse and atoning for your mistakes by helping those most affected by the quarantine in any way that you can instead of blaming others because you are in fact more to blame for this problem.

Apr 4

Please allow me to share to you where I am coming from.

I am not Rotary and in no way connected with them but I TRY my best to adhere to these 4 principles on a PERSONAL level. If anything, I am more connected in spirit with the Lions Club International cause that is where I got my first leadership training as a kid which I learned to apply in handling many organizational leadership positions while growing up. And I'm still learning.

Point is, we all need sound PRINCIPLES to hold on to (not people or personalities like what a fan would do), especially during times of great uncertainties like this. An anchor, else we get swept away when the storm comes. Question your thoughts, examine your conscience and your biases. You are not always right and you are not always wrong. Find your anchor, hold on to it hard and never let go.

Sorry to impose. But this is who I am and I hope you find who you are.

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πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ There is still hope! If they work together, set aside politics, take criticisms like mature leaders, all for the good of the people. I am sure there's hope for the country to prosper! Tanggalin na muna kasi sa eksena si Marcos, pampagulo lang yun e! ✌️😁

EDIT: I forgot to mention. FIRE also all your trolls and social media team! Both sides! And start fresh! πŸ‘

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Marami pong salamat sa tulong Oplan Damayan, sa mga volunteers at sa mga private companies na walang sawang namimigay ng tulong sa lahat ng mga apektado ng ECQ.

I checked, wala namang pirma po to ni Bong Go hahahaha ✌️

Apr 8

2 months ako di makakapagbayad ng bills dahil sa ECQ. MAY is Labor Month - literally and figuratively! Good Luck ✌️ #PrayForRain

Apr 10

Yes there is mass. But the Church gates are closed and you only hear the service from the speakers outside.

Apr 11

CoViD19 exposes not only our vulnerabilities as human beings but also the ugly, the unkind and the cruel. Facebook and Twitter alone is already a haven for a lot of the hateful. We have an opportunity here, to change, to become better - let us not waste it. #BlackSaturday #CoViD19PH

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Napakadaling sabihin na kaya tumataas ang bilang ng CoViD19 cases dito sa Pilipinas ay dahil madaming pasaway at matitigas ang ulo na di mapirmi sa kanilang mga bahay pero gaano ba katotoo ito?

FACT: Hindi po nagsimula sa Pilipinas ang CoViD19

FACT: The only way na pwedeng makapasok ang CoViD19 sa Pilipinas ay sa pamamagitan ng mga tao na nagbyahe papasok ng Pilipinas at galing sa mga bansang may CoViD19

FACT: January 30 first CoViD19 case in PH (a female Chinese national) tapos nagkaroon lang ng travel restrictions nung Feb 14 na di naman fully implemented at yun lockdown ginawa lang nung March 15 tapos yun mass testing magsisimula pa lang po sa April 14 (1 month after quarantine and 2 1/2 months after our first case)

FACT: Wala pa po tayo data kung ilang tao ang nahawa ng CoViD19 via local transmission at dahil sa paglabas-labas ng bahay during ECQ - eto yun mga sinisisi ng karamihan

FACT: While STAYING HOME is key to the prevention of the spread of the CoViD19 virus, without mass testing there's no way telling if we are already free of it since some are asymptomatic

SO TANONG: TOTOO BA na kaya to dumami sa Pilipinas ay dahil sa mga pasaway na tao na di mapirmi sa kanilang bahay? Kung naghahanap po tayo ng masisisi - alamin n'yo muna kung tama talaga ang mga sinisisi n'yo. Stick to the facts.

Mga kababayan ko, para di tayo masisi please #StayAtHome

Apr 12

The message of Easter is about LIVING HOPE.

An understanding that a lack of HOPE leads a person to embrace a culture of death, one that harbors hatred, apathy and violence towards others.

That through Christ's teachings, suffering, death and resurrection, we may also learn to conquer our own sufferings and deaths. Or at least carry our own crosses with Faith, Love and Hope, that it may lead us closer to GOD and our very own resurrection.

Happy Easter Everyone!

Apr 15

My anxiety attacks last year has prepared me for this. I have learned to filter/mute the unhealthy & stressful. I am in control!

Apr 17

and sometimes the light must yield to the darkness... there is beauty in that brief moment of sacrifice, an inspiration to countless stories and songs 

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I would just like to commend our Barangay officials and volunteers sa araw-araw nilang pagbabantay at walang sawang pagpapaalala at pagsasaway sa mga tao sa community namin. Nakakapagod yun ginagawa nila pero sila ang dahilan kung bakit wala pang kaso ng CoViD19 dito sa lugar namin. 24/7 ang mga tanod na nakabantay sa mga checkpoints - strict pero magalang lagi. Bawal pumasok ang mga hindi taga barangay at hanggang sa checkpoint lang ang mga deliveries.

Sila rin ang nangunguna sa pagdadala sa bahay-bahay ng mga tulong mula sa lokal na pamahalaan at sa iba't-ibang mga tumutulong.

Nakatira po ako sa isa sa pinaka-mahirap na Barangay dito sa Paco kung saan 50/50 ang poor at lower middle class.

Tulad sa ibang lugar na naibabalita meron din pong mga pasaway dito sa amin at kadalasan ay dahil hindi lang kasi nila nauunawaan nung una ang sitwasyon pero dahil matindi ang aming bantay, di sila nakakalusot at napapaliwanagan sila ng maayos.

Kaya naman naniniwala ako na sa usapin ng kaayusan, hindi po yan nakukuha sa panawagan-panawagan lang, kailangan ng maayos na sistema at mga taong masipag na magpapatupad nito.

Wala pong pasaway kung maayos ang mga namumuno.

Mga Lider po ang kailangan natin ngayon at hindi mga Pulitiko.

Apr 18

It's sad that despite of being deprived of most of the privileges afforded by our sweet freedom, that most people still fails to appreciate the little things - the air that we breath, the clear skies, the stars, the dew and the morning breeze, drizzles of rain, the flowers and the trees. All the wonderful things that love songs are made of.

Apr 19

I have my very own jungle right outside the window. I can't tell if the birds are happier now because they've always sounded so happy even before.

Apr 21

WE ARE AT WAR

Make no mistake, we are at war. Many good men and women have already sacrificed their lives, and many still are in the line of fire.

This is World War 3 and it wasn't as we expected. Our enemy have no borders. Our enemy have no sides, no political inclinations, no ideologies nor religions. All our nukes and fancy military technologies will not matter.

Our enemy are ourselves.

And those who will most likely to survive this war, are the ones who will be able to conquer themselves.

Apr 22

5 Things that should still be in placed even when the lockdown is lifted

1. Wearing of masks in public areas
2. Strict Social Distancing specially in queue
3. Coronavirus Testing and Treatment Centers
4. Barangay Check Points
5. Public Disinfecting Areas

Also, I think that the last to be considered for the resumption of operation should be the inter-country and inter-island public transportation services (air and sea). Should be at least 3-6 months more or until someone finds a cure. πŸ‘

Suggestion ko lang naman. ☺️

Apr 23

Ang daming inspiring leadership STORIES ang pinalabas ng krisis na to sa Pilipinas. With emphasis po on the word "stories" rather than personalities because it is always best to look at the ACTION and not the PERSON - objectively and not with a "FAN" mentality.

Anyway, sending my love and appreciation sa lahat ng ating mga heroes at sa mga magiging heroes pa na patuloy na sinusulat ang ating #CoViD19PH success stories! πŸ‘

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MARAMING MARAMING SALAMAT po sa mga PRs at Companies na nagpapadala ng tulong sa amin na mga manunulat while on ECQ in disguise of "work opportunities" pero alam po namin na this is just your way of showing that you really care. God bless you all! 😘

Apr 24

MATATAPOS DIN TO
kasi kung hindi to matapos sure ako tayo ang tapos
☠️

Apr 27

41 days on ECQ - I have gained a huge amount of body fats in the first 20 days especially down the midsection cause I was dealing with the whole quarantine situation by relaxing too much (like a sloth) but a week ago I decided to take another approach by declaring an all-out war on all the fats that invaded my body (like China on the West Philippine Sea) with dumbbell and core exercises I have learned from YouTube. The war is not yet over but I think that I am already winning some battles πŸ˜πŸ‘

We could also win (peacefully) against China with a little determination #JustSaying πŸ˜‰

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

ECQ FILES: What the Rain Wrote in March 2020

So kelangan talaga ma-pressure muna ng mga expose and reports from other countries? I think Duque should stop thinking like a politician and be a doctor muna ulit - he's handling this virus the same way the government is currently handling Chinese POGO workers - is that a policy na ba? But that's just my POV. πŸ‘‰πŸ˜‰πŸ‘»


Mar 8

It was already a National Emergency even before the declaration. Alam na ng lahat yun e, sila lang sa taas ang hindi nakakaalam.✌️

From an economic standpoint, the problem with POGO really is policy. If it employs more Filipino workers (80/20 ratio perhaps), if stricter screening process for foreign Nationals working here in the Philippines are in placed, if we have a clear policy on limiting the number of POGO outlets in the country, and if government agencies get off their butts to enforce these policies... Then maybe, we could still have a WIN-WIN situation.

But as a matter of principle, I really don't think we should be HOSTING any forms of legalized gambling from other countries here in the Philippines. Tumataya ako sa lotto minsan, but that's different. PCSO is ours and the fund it generates goes directly to the government and the people. What we get from POGO are just taxes! Ang Pinoy na talagang kumikita lang dyan ay yun mga tao sa taas na may under-the-table. πŸ˜‰✌️

Mar 9

CoViD-19 vs EDSA Traffic

CoViD-19 wins!



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Ang dami nagbago because of CoVid-19, for example sa mga Grab drivers - mas okay na sa kanila ngayon ang non-cash payments 😁

Mar 10

"If the King is already incoherent, his cohorts are all jesters, followers are fools, then who's really running the kingdom?" -anonymous


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1) Don't panic
2) Take all necessary precautions
3) Be healthy
4) Be kind and responsible always
5) Pray

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Ang dami nagbago dahil sa covid-19. Pag mahaba pila sa entrance ng malls o buildings, baka daw kasi nasira yun Thermal Scanner (Temperature Gun) - Pano nga kung wala ng stock pampalit? Dampi-dampi na lang o di kaya yun glass thermometer na 1 minute per person? Tapos pag mainit ka bibigyan ka ng Paracetamol, papa-uwiin muna at pababalikin after 3 days para sa next consultation 🀣🀣🀣

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Magkakaubusan na din ata ng Infrared Temperature Gun kasi marami balak bumili. Pano ba gagamitin yun?

πŸ‘‰ Pagsakay mo sa Jeep, Bus, Taxi, Grab o LRT babarilin mo muna yun driver at mga pasahero?
πŸ‘‰ Pag may ka meeting o kausap ka, babarilin mo muna yun kakausapin mo?
πŸ‘‰ Babarilin mo lahat ng mga makasalubong mo?
πŸ‘‰ Pano kung lahat tayo meron Temperature Gun so ang eksena sa kalsada lahat nagbabarilan? Ang saya! Sana lagyan ng sound yun baril! 🀣

Mar 12

Don't panic BUT please wag din naman masyadong over confident konting ingat din. I also urge friends on FB to not downplay the covid-19 epidemic (pandemic na pala) by comparing this to other diseases that have high mortality rates. Dengue, HIV and covid-19 are the same! They're all serial killers - why compare strengths? πŸ˜’ We may not be able to totally eradicate this new threat but I am sure that humanity will find a way to co-exist with it.


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Buti na lang praktisado na tayo sa social distancing noon pa dahil sa smartphone at internet, di na tayo mahirapan πŸ€ͺ

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Social distancing sa Trains, Jeepneys, Buses? How?


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Si Enrile, Bong at Jinggoy di daw takot sa Lockdown - pero alam ko takot sila sa Locked Up
✌️😁


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Ang daming senators pala ang nag self-quarantine? Softer term ba yun ng "ayaw magtrabaho" like community quarantine is to "lockdown"? 😁


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Sabi ni DILG Sec may byahe as usual pa rin naman daw by land to and from Metro Manila? May checkpoint lang. E ano yun sinabi ni PDUTs kanina? Ambot! πŸ€”

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Naka QUARANTINE din po ang wallet ko from March 15 to April 12 pero pwede pa rin naman magbyahe ang pera papasok lalo na yun galing sa mga magbabayad 😁

Mar 13

Can I share some personal reflections?

In the story of David and Goliath, it is my understanding that David did not defeat Goliath by his sling and stones but with GOD.

"This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down; and I will give the dead bodies of the host of the Philistines this day to the birds of the air and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, and that all this assembly may know that God saves not with sword and spear; for the battle is God's, and he will give you into our hand."

I am not sharing this out of fear but only to show with conviction that there is HOPE with GOD. And with GOD nothing is impossible.

Be humble, stand firm, believe! IF we have GOD on our side, we will defeat this Goliath.

Thank you for letting me share this and I do hope it comforts you in this time of great troubles.

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My prayer this morning goes to all the frontline medical workers and scientists all over the world. Be safe and God bless everyone!
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Mar 16

Kala ko ba kaya? Bakit ngayon puro kulang na ang kuda? Yabang lang ba nung una? πŸ˜’

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STAY AT HOME

πŸ‘‰ Stay At Home - pero may pasok sa trabaho?
πŸ‘‰ Stay At Home - pero no work no pay?
πŸ‘‰ Stay At Home - pero gutom na pamilya mo?

Yun kuda ng kuda dyan sa social media na dapat sumunod na lang ng sumunod sa gobyerno at mahilig magbintang na matitigas kasi ang ulo ng mga Pilipino, alamin nyo muna ang sitwasyon sa mga buhay-buhay ng mga inaakusahan n'yo at kung ano naging tugon ng gobyerno sa kanila kung meron ba. Di po lahat kasing yaman ni Panelo na nakapaghanda para mabuhay ng isang buwan kahit naka Stay-At-Home!

Hindi po lahat ay kasing palad ninyo! πŸ‘Ž

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Wala ako nakikitang problema sa presence ng mga enforcers (AFP/PNP) sa kalsada. Mas okay ako kung andyan sila to ensure peace, order and safety especially during these times of great uncertainties πŸ‘

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Not sure if this will be feasible pero nag brainstorming kami ng sarili ko dahil wala ako magawa and na imagine namin na baka pwede to. 😁 Gawin kaya natin na temporary city-wide community quarantine to better isolate the virus, faster.

πŸ‘‰ Lockdown should be by City or Municipality, National government to assist with additional emergency funds aside from the calamity funds
πŸ‘‰ Set up borders and check points, mobilize local PNP to enforce lockdown
πŸ‘‰ Strict home quarantine on weekends, curfew hours implemented on weekdays to restrict movements
πŸ‘‰ Suspend inter-city public transportation but allow in-city transportation only on weekdays off curfew hours
πŸ‘‰ Mobilize local government task force for an intensified 24/7 strategic testing and isolation of PUI via zones or districts
πŸ‘‰ Create a central quarantine and treatment facility, appoint only one location to minimize exposure or risk of spreading the virus (in-hospital or in a makeshift quarantine facility like in one covered court)
πŸ‘‰ Provide safety gears to frontliners as well as city service personnels like garbage collectors, street sweepers, and drivers
πŸ‘‰ Work arrangements includes - work from home, stay-in employees, mandatory allowances for employees on forced leave due to the quarantine and lockdown
πŸ‘‰ Only essentials will be open - groceries, drug stores, hardwares, and those in the food and food distribution industry only on weekdays
πŸ‘‰ Strict implementation of social distancing procedures especially in public transportation - offer subsidies on fuel for drivers who's income will be affected and to encourage them to continue their service
πŸ‘‰ Local government task force to distribute masks, alcohol, supplements, medicines and other supplies to households
πŸ‘‰ Suspend all domestic and international flights as well as sea travel except for those carrying goods and essentials
πŸ‘‰ Once cleared, gradual lifting of quarantine will be done: 1) Metro Manila 2) regional 3) resumption of travel by air and sea

Mar 18

GANITO KAMI SA MANILA NGAYON

For all unauthorized (not exempted) individuals who needs to go out to buy food and essentials, please be reminded of the 8am to 10am and 3pm to 5pm window period. Individuals seen out after the window period will be reprimanded. Also, those coming out are mandated to bring with them any form of identification always.

We are cooperating, and also praying that those in authority will be able to handle this crisis fast and effectively so that everything will be back to normal soon.

Mar 19

I don't want to sound ungrateful but WHAT IF instead of offering a 30-day extension on utility bills and bank loans, how about offering to divide and spread the March dues to a 3-month fixed payment scheme added on top of bills due on April, May and June.

Kasi para sa mga walang kikitain ngayong March dahil sa community quarantine, napakabigat kung magpapatong ang dalawang bills sa isang payment period. So parang di ka nga mapuputulan ng tubig, kuryente o internet ngayong March pero sure ako sa April putol yan kasi kulang din ang pambayad mo.

Suggestion lang naman po, baka kaya naman.

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Gusto ko sana sabihin na #KapitLang para sa lahat ng tao sa mundo na apektado ng #Covid19 kaso social distancing nga pala tayo πŸ˜’


Mar 22

QUESTION: HOW WOULD YOU KNOW IF METRO MANILA (OR LUZON) IS NOW COVID-19 FREE?

Our baranggay claims that we are SARS CoV 2 FREE and attributes it to the strict implementation of the community lockdown procedures (which is fine) but I wonder how they were able to come out with that conclusion when NO TESTS have been conducted (not even at random) in our place?

Please don't tell me that tests are being done only to PUIs because we have community transmission already.

I remember that CoVid-19 can be asymptomatic - which means that you might be carrying and spreading the virus without you knowing it, right? So what is the state doing to identify SARS CoV 2 positives?

I also remember PDUTs saying that "We have the money" in his speech so I guess we really don't have a problem when it comes to testing kits right?

So there's no reason why we can't provide tests down to the Baranggay level to be sure right?

Kahit one (1) per household so that we can already say which Baranggay, zone or even city is already cleared?

I think now is the best time to do these tests and the clearing since we are on Home Quarantine. Kelan pa gagawin yun tests pag lifted na ang quarantine? πŸ˜’

Also I don't object to politicians being tested for SARS CoV 2 but I wish that they'd do the same down to the grassroots! πŸ‘

I am no expert, that is why I am asking this. Please "school" me.

Mar 23

Yun QUARANTINE PASS pinababayaran ng 25 Pesos sa ilang BGY sa probinsya para daw sa gastos sa papel, printing, etc. - 1/2 kilong bigas na yun ah? 😠

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Wala ako problema kung ang laman ng emergency powers ay to give the executive limited authority to realign, reprogram and reallocate GAA 2020 and off-budget non-essential items (around 275B) to address CoVid19. Safeguards are needed nga lang because this will be prone to corruption.

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SORRY PERO NA TRIGGER NA KO DITO KAY CAYETANO AND HIS SANCTIMONIOUS BITCHES IN CONGRESS - I need to vent this out here now! Fair Warning! To their mindless supporters and trolls stay the hell out of my page and do your opinion making somewhere else!

CORRECT! NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO POINT FINGERS! We need to help each other this time and do what we can to be able to go through this crisis with the smallest number of lives lost. So please stay at home.

BUT ALSO, if we survive this and when all these are done, it is our duty to make all those who are accountable answer for everything that has happened, because we all know that it is not only the virus that have caused all these deaths. And please don't deny it 'cause there are tons of transcripts to support this and in a clear timeline as well.

As early as the onset of the quarantine, those responsible, with their super effective brainwashing facilities and troll armies, are already making a campaign to pin the spread of the virus to the citizens, calling us undisciplined and uncooperative. A cowardly act to bury their incompetencies, lack of foresight and inaction. But many are awake when all these happened and when this is all over all of you will pay the consequences of your blunders and betrayals.

If not in this world then by the hands of God!

And for the record, we are not staying home for you, we do this because it's the right thing to do!

Mar 25

CoViD-19

Some call it a necessary cleansing for Mother Earth. To me, a humbling realization that even with all our MONEY, POWER, SCIENCE and POLITICS combined we humans are still no match to a single mindless microorganism. History tells us this lesson time and time again, heck we've got a whole library of movies of the same plot. And yet, here we are face to face with something beyond our own understanding again.

GOD is also beyond our own understanding! There's a reason why all these are happening and I believe that God's ways are higher than ours. God is actually our big gun! So right now, I'm putting all my FAITH in him. Not in aliens, technology and definitely not in politicians.

Mar 26

Bakit wala na ko nakikita na NFW posts sa newsfeed ko? Asan na kaya mga friends ko na sakitin? πŸ€”

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CoViD-19 test results now available in 24 hours? Salamat kay bonggang bonggang Bongbong Marcos and entire clan! πŸ–•

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They're giving away birth control stuff in Taguig. So 2 birds in 1 stone, pigilan ang pagdami ng virus at ng tao ngayong lockdown hahahaha ✌️😁

Mar 27

QUESTION:

If Koko (and others like him) by his negligence, was able to infect someone and that person dies - is that MURDER, HOMICIDE or MANSLAUGHTER?

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Ang daming nagmamahal kay Koko ♥️

I believe in compassion but I also believe that ignorance of the law (or ordinance) excuses no one.

We live in Manila. We are neither Covid-19 Positive, PUI nor PUM but we are told to STAY AT HOME. We haven't been tested yet. We were told to strictly follow that only one representative in the family can go out from 8am to 10am and 3pm to 5pm provided that you bring with you the quarantine pass. We can't even go outside of the City. We also follow a strict curfew that starts at 8pm and anyone caught outside will be taken to a holding area for non-compliance. Social distancing is also observed anywhere. All these we follow for almost two weeks now and we are slowly running out of money since we are also unable to go out and work.

Koko and his family had the privilege of being tested first as a VIP and all he needed to do as a good law-abiding (and responsible) citizen is to stay in the comforts of his own home and wait for the result to come out while he still gets paid like all of you Fs self-entitled, power-tripping supposed-to-be public servants.

So, Dick, Panelo and DOJ! You can just go screw yourselves! If your sons and daughters are working at MMC at the time when the incident happened, I'm sure you fools will issue a different statement!

Mar 28

Palm Sunday na next week, and if in 2 weeks we beat this crisis! Then it'll really be an EASTER for everyone! πŸ™ #StayAndPray

Mar 30

Feel ko malapit na matapos tong ECQ so puro fitness video na inaatupag ko, dami ko naipon na fats.. nakaka depress kasi tong Covid-19 kaya puro kain at hilata lang nangyari sa buhay ko for 2 weeks πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜… Light cardio muna tayo #WellnessFromHome

Mar 31

PDuts Addresses The Nation:
It's like the pork in Pork and Beans - I stopped expecting a long time ago ✌️😁

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The only good thing about living during the Middle Ages is knowing that it gave birth to the Renaissance - Millennium Season 2 Episode 12 "Luminary"

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Alam n'yo kung saan ako nabwi-bwisit? Dun sa mga tao na noon ay kung ikumpara ang CoViD-19 sa ibang mga sakit ay parang kayang-kaya nila labanan to mag-isa. Ang dami nila noon sa gobyerno, sa radyo at TV at sa social media. Tapos ngayon nangunguna pa sila manita sa mga taong lumalabas ng mga bahay nila?! WTF Matapos n'yo ikundisyon ang mga tao na i-underestimate ang sakit na to? OH NO, YOU DON'T GET TO SAY #StayAtHome STFU

Saturday, February 29, 2020

What the Rain Wrote in February 2020

What's worse than trolls spreading fake news?


Trolls spreading fake news that targets your conscience, touches your heart and then play you like a fool.

Kung isa ka sa mga naniwala sa post na to at shi-nare mo pa to stress a point. Di ba parang nakakainis! Parang feeling mo e ginago ka ng mga tao na to? Wag lang kung isa ka rin sa mga katulad nila na mang-gagago!

Isa rin ako sa muntik ng maniwala. Buti na Lang!

Sino na naman kayang mapera na GOOD FRIEND ng gobyerno ang nag-pondo para dito πŸ€” don't know much about PR but obvious naman na "damage control" ang mga to.

This is another DICK move!

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JUST A THOUGHT:

Tumira kami sa Pandacan for a couple of years before we moved to Paco. It was also my place of work since 1996. Andun pa yun oil depot sa area, at HINDI KO MAALALA na nagkaroon ng malalaking sunog sa Pandacan during those time. Meron ilan pero puro minor incident kasi lagi naaagapan.

Ang pagmamayabang nga ng mga matagal ng nakatira dun ay imposibleng magkaroon ng sunog sa Pandacan at nearby areas kasi nga dahil may depot dun.

And now, di pa nga nakaka-bawi yun mga nakaraang nasunugan, meron na naman ulit.

I am not saying na dapat ibalik yun oil depot ha pero I am just wondering bakit ganun? Ano yun porket wala na yun RISK relax na lang LAHAT? Gusto ko na tuloy gamitin ang hashtag na #PetiksPaMore

Feb 2

On that Sassot who keeps on comparing NCov to TB:

Ngayon lang po ako magrereact sa kanya kasi I never saw her as a sensible person to waste time with - kaso ang dami nya dinadamay sa kabobohan nya πŸ˜“

Ito ang tunay na REALITY CHECK! Nakaka-bobo ang sumipsip! Dyosme makapag-palapad lang ng papel kay Big Boss? Pag di masyado alam isyu shut up na lang muna. Mas magaling ka pa sa WHO at CDC teh?

Feb 6 

Bakit pakiramdam ko parang "Personal Lawyer" ng gobyernong Duterte si Ted Failon πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š - Lawyer ba sya? πŸ€” #AskingForAFriend 😁

Feb 11

Be HUMBLE or you will be HUMBLED πŸ‘ 
Good Morning! 😘

Even if you are the big fish in your own little pond you are still little because there are BIGGER ponds and it's best not get cocky about that

Feb 13

Matagal na akong commuter at marami po talagang mga driver na hindi dapat pinapayagang humawak ng manibela. Eto po Sana ang ginagawang misyon ng DOTr, LTO at LTFRB kung di sila busy na pumi-petiks!

May listahan po kayo ng mga operators, asosasyon at miyembro nila. Baka pwede naman, in the interest of public safety and not your pockets muna, paki tabas naman yun mga gagong drivers na katulad neto.

HINDI RIN PO ETO AKSIDENTE, KAPABAYAAN PO ITO!

Salamat po! πŸ‘

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☑️ Walang Lisensya
☑️ Positive Sa Droga

⁉️ E bakit nakakapag-maneho pa ng pampasaherong sasakyan ang gago na to! 😠

Ang daming katulad neto na di pa nakaka-aksidente kaya di pa natitiklo. So, aantayin pa ba na may mamatay na naman?

Gusto ko gawin na personal na misyon ang magsumbong ng mga abusadong driver na katulad neto kasi sa totoo lang napakarami nila.

Kaso ang problema wala naman way para makapagsumbong unless may matindi ka na pruweba at wala naman talaga nagagawa ang sumbong kung di naman ma-aaksyonan!

Magpakatotoo tayo! Ang problema kasi dito e mga pipitsuging driver lang kasi ang mga tao na to at alam ng mga manghuhuli na wala silang mahihita dito. Ika nga nila e small fish, walang kita!

Baka sabihin nyo puro lang ako reklamo at dada, o eto suggestion ko:

Ang dapat kasi dito magpakawala ang DOTr, LTFRB at LTO ng mga tauhan nila araw-araw na matino at di nalalagyan at merong police power.

Magpapanggap na pasahero ang mga to para manghuli ng mga gagong driver na base na rin sa mga sumbong o tip ng mga mamamayan na tulad ko para una, imbestigahan kung totoo nga ang sumbong na gagong driver yun at pag napatunayan ay hulihin on-the-spot para di na maka-pamerwisyo pa!

STOP NA MUNA KASI ANG PAKUYA-KUYAKOY, TRABAHO MUNA NAMAN KASI NG MATINO PARA SA BAYAN! πŸ‘

Feb 14

Ayon sa PAGASA nararanasan ngayong buwan ang pinaka-malamig na panahon sa Pilipinas at marahil ay mas malamig pa ngayong araw na ito para sa ilang mga tao ✌️😁😘πŸ€ͺ🀣

#LoveLoveLove #WhySoSerious #JustSaying

Feb 15

Hindi naman kailangan lumimot eh. MOVING ON is all about acceptance and not about forgetting.

Feb 19

Di po sukatan ng SUCCESS ang kung gaano ka kasikat online. Napakarami ng pinasikat na gunggong, kriminal at mga walang kwentang tao ang internet.

Feb 20

Bigla lang ako napaisip! πŸ€”

Totoo po na hindi naman porket sikat o popular e yun ang tama!

For example sa NEWS. Let's make one thing clear, not everything you see in the news whether online or on air gives you a 100% of the truth - most of the time you only get a fraction of it and sometimes much less. Some are even lies mixed in a little bit of truth. That is why only a fool will believe everything they hear or see in the news without proper verification.

Feb 21

Catholic Church Will disappear in 25 years - Duterte

Not criticizing, but as far as predictions (and promises) are concerned - he's really not good at it. 🀣

😁 Rid of Drugs in 3 to 6 months
😁 Cubao to Makati in 5 minutes
😁 ...


Feb 24

Do you know what I always pray for? πŸ™

A GOOD LIFE for my kids.

But I'd leave the specifics to God cause we each have our own definition of what a "good life" is and I trust ours to Him.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

What the Rain Wrote in January 2020

Some people are so stupid that they don't even know that they're being stupid


Jan 11

May mga sintas na kahit anong galing mo magbuhol natatanggal pa din. Parang LIFE lang. Basta di natatanggal sapatos dapat GO lang friend!

Jan 13

Bakit ang daming OA sa Pilipinas - anlalayo naman ng bahay sa Taal - inuunahan pa mag panic mga taga Talisay πŸ€”

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FEAR is a great motivator, sabi ng mga mapansamantalang negosyante! Magkano po ang N95 Kahapon at N95 Ngayon?

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So love dealing with foreign clients - cause they don't waste time ♥️

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Yun mga negosyante na nananamantala - Ipakain sa Taal mga yan gawing sacrifice para di matuloy ang pag errupt (narinig ko lang) 🀣🀣🀣

Jan 14

The 2 most important questions you need to ask yourselves right now:
1) Paano kumain ng ashfall?
2) Paano umihi sa bulkang taal?

Jan 19

Tama si Vice, pakiusap ilayo n'yo po sa social media ang mga bata

Jan 21

LRT Station Security Guard
Job Description:
Make tusok-tusok da bags and tulak-tulak da bewang of passengers

Jan 23

If only leaders were LEADERS, then people, peace and progress will FOLLOW

Honestly, that new strain of flu-like virus outbreak in Wuhan is a bigger threat to us Filipinos than TAAL, if we don't get all our acts together fast. Considering how lenient we are right now with FOREIGN visitors particularly coming from that region. #JustSaying

Jan 24

Yun nasa jeep ka, ang tugtog ay "Tukso" by Eva Eugenio (ni-google ko πŸ˜‰) tapos halos lahat ng pasahero kumakanta? Ano ba nangyayari sa mundo? πŸ€”

Jan 27

First month of the new decade - That was a helluvan opening number! πŸ˜“ 5 days left guys

Jan 30

SIGNS OF THE TIMES

Everytime that I attend Mass or Novena at Saint Jude in Manila, it has always been the same scenario - PUNO hanggang labas ang simbahan at dahil he's known as the Patron Saint of Hopeless Cases it's natural that you'll see SICK people in the parish. May mga Isa o dalawang naka wheelchair at Ilan na mga naka MASK and usually matatanda. Tapos maraming nag-uubuhan lalo na pag nag insenso na.

BUT TODAY WAS DIFFERENT

1) Hindi puno ang simbahan, napaka-luwag
2) Walang naka-wheelchair pero madaming naka mask - siguro 50/50 or even 60/40
3) Wala akong narinig na umubo, nauubo ako kanina pero pinipigil ko - siguro ganun din sila (kasi baka layuan ka ng katabi mo)
4) Kasama sa petition ang Taal at Coronavirus victims

*Oh and by the way, may 1 confirmed case na nga pala ang Pilipinas ng Novel Coronavirus

Monday, January 6, 2020

That those who are the HAPPIEST are the ones who think of other people first

Been on this earth long enough to know that the most important lesson that life has to offer anyone is - that no amount of material things can ever make any person TRULY happy.


That those who are the HAPPIEST are the ones who think of other people first - regardless of their status in life.

MOST (not all) young people (and even adults) won't be able to grasp that concept - heck, I didn't either.. but it's a fundamental truth that each one of us should come to terms with if we really want to live a life that is most fulfilling.

We are at an age where our values are centered too much on SELF-LOVE. There's nothing wrong with loving yourself but too much self-love tends to pull you inward and away from the communities around you.

And if you think about it, most of the world's problem are rooted on too much self-love. Climate Change is one of the best example that's on the top of my mind.

The remedy, therefore, is to try to think of others first:

☑️The next time you throw your trash on the street

☑️The next time you post something online

☑️The next time you think of doing something

THIS MESSAGE GOES DOUBLE TO EVERYONE WHO HAS THE CAPACITY TO INFLUENCE THE MOST PEOPLE. You know the drill - greater the power, greater the responsibility.