Saturday, December 29, 2007
Parte man ng buhay ko ang magsulat, ang pagba-blog ay bago din sa akin. Salamat sa friendster, sa multiply na kung saan ay dito ko nakita ang magandang kuwaderno sa pagsusulat. Nasilip ko lang sa shoutout sa isang friendster na may blog siya dito sa blogger.com na siyang nagbigay susi sa aking buksan eto. Dito nag umpisa ang Kapihan sa Internet. Ang blog ni Inday, ang kwentong barbero, Magkape tayo ay mga blogs na naging gabay din sa baguhang blogger na eto. Salamat po sa inyo.
Di pa man siguro gaanong malayo ang dalawang buwan, pero sa pagtatapos ng taong 2007, isang tsapter din lang ang kailangang i rap-ap ng sa ganoon ay mabuksan na rin ang panibagong tsapter ng kapihan.
Ang taong 2008 sa hapon ay taong 20. Sa pagkakaalam ko, eto'y bilang ng taong pag-upo ng emperor ng Hapon. Pero sa kalendaryo ng Intsik naman, eto'y taon ng daga!
Nawa'y nakapagbigay din ng magandang kulay ang kapihan sa internet sa mga di nakikitang nagsusubaybay dito.
Sa inyong lahat, kayo ay bahagi ng kapihan at para sa bagong tsapter nito, kayo ay inspirasyon sa bagong landasin. Naway maging holsam ang susunod pang mga kabanata dito.
Maligaya at manigong bagong taon sa lahat!
Friday, December 28, 2007
As God started everything in this world, we call and recognize the start as God's. We start eating by prayer, we start our work with prayer, we leave our home with prayers, we arrive with prayers, we start the week with the church. Hence, let us call this start of new year as God's day!
And the new year is the year of the rat!
Happy God's day and New Year to one and all!
To make a program proposal is not far from making a research proposal. However, a program proposal is already specific to deal on the field needed as suggested by the person, institution or sponsor.
Here is a research outline:
c. Conceptual Paradigm
d. Review of Literature
f. Conclusion and Recommendation
For an academic program proposal, you can re-model it to:
General and Specific Objectives
Unit (base it on the time and weight of the course contents and objectives)
Description of the course
The title should carry the essence of the study. If it is a proposal of a Pilipino Language to be taught in the university, then the title can be:
"Pilipino as a Second Language: A Program Proposal"
Rationale is an introduction where the logical reasons to have a ground for the proposal should be stated, quoted and referred. It should have the impact
below are references fro rationale organizing:
Our institutional goal states that UOM will commit itself to the preparation of young individuals able to respond to the ever-changing demands of the 21st century by both inheriting and developing science and culture as the fruit of human wisdom, by exploring the profound truths of science, by preserving the natural environment that is the origin of all life, and by creating interdisciplinary programs in life science that will serve the welfare and prosperity of all humanity.
4. Contribution to internationalization of local communityAs the only National University Corporation in Miyazaki Prefecture, we play a central role in promoting international exchange at the local level, in cooperation with local entities.
5. Support for international students and researchers at UOM The Center offers international students and researchers one-stop service, and can give advice and support on any difficulties being experienced such as learning Japanese, life in Japan and academic studies.We also provide an opportunity for exchange between international and Japanese students. ( from Center fro INtl Relations of UOM )
to be cont.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Almost all have heard the Global Peace Festival last December 9 to 13 in Manila. Last December 14, Rev. and Mrs. Christopher B.W. Kim reported in front of Rev. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon, the True Parents, about the recently conducted GPF. Elder and Dr. Hyun Jin Moon personally shared to the True Parents his experiences in the GPF Manila. Rev. Moon acknowledged it and signed several GPF posters as souvenirs of the victorious GPF on that day. That was just almost at the end of the year 2007.
Perhaps, 2007 is the year where Philippine leaders aside from their members had gone out to different mobilizations and campaigns not only on the GPF but starting from January of the year, as many events flowed. The UM Philippine National Leader Michael Zablan has toured the nation several times this year alone to offer orientation and seminar-workshops to many DepEd regional Directors, Superintendents and Supervisors too.
The special forgiveness ceremony by DMN and HJN made Tanay a very special venue to Filipinos. Others who could not make it have to rush to Cheongpyeong, S. Korea for that spec ail forgiveness ceremony.
Tanay Training Center made a fundraising campaign too for the construction of the training center. The special plate as token from the UM HQ and FFWPU was a bright one received by donors.
During the summer, leaders throughout the country went to Dagupan City and Pangasinan for an election campaign not to mention on the regular summer witnessing and educational campaign of the SHSP program of WCARP Philippines.
During the first semester, the True Love Power was initiated by Pres. Michael Zablan in Regions 1, 3, 4, NCR and other places like Iloilo and Davao cities. And during the time, the planning stage of the GPF was already seen as a big fish to catch.
Many Filipino 2nd generation children have to step in the elementary education too last June. And there were some fulltime members and leaders who were but so limited to finance the needs of their own children to go to school. A colorful soul-lution was formulated. Others were passive, a few were doubtful but some donors like three Bol-anons, one American-Filipina teacher now based in Korea, one Pinoy from Taiwan and one Pinoy based in Japan trusted and believe the scholarship program that made 5 second gen children of fulltimers went to schooling.
The July Blessing was a colorful event of thousands of couples from the general membership the homemembers, the married members including the OFW's. Seminars, witnessing and blessing preparations are so exciting to many. A few were depressed when they could not be matched too.
The ATF or Asian Task Force was also organized and a number of delegates from Philippine leaders and members was sent to USA. Ryan Ilustrisimo of Dagupan and Ulysis Dapon of Mt. Province were chosen to lead the dozens of Filipinos in the Asian teams.
ICEF as a Foundation was organized too in Asia by the Rev and Mrs. Kim, the continental directors of Asia II.
During the start of the 2nd semester, the GPF Mobilization was on its peak to tap the radio, TV programs, the U-Tube media, cyberspace, the tabloids, the trampoline on the malls' entrance doors, campuses and more in Metro Manila. The PTARP and the DepEd and CHED were rocked in the mobilization. The NSTP was a great instrument in the campaign for peace. The entertainers and personalities and their support to the voluntary campaign was tremendous. Until last Dec 9 to 13 the GPF was in a success. Others described it as a product beyond man's capacity.
The foreign-based Filipinos and members in Asia, Korea, Japan, USA and others were also contacted to help in the ways-and-means of the GPF. It was pocket-breaking to many, belt-tightening to all. But the GPF have to go on!
The USA-based Filipino blessed community made their first national convention too this year. They made resolution to augment their structure as organization and commitment to help the Philippine providence as well.
The Philippine-initiated pioneering in Pune, India became successful that the missionary sent there is now fully-based and was recntly blessed too to one of the first members in there. Kudos to Sis. Madelyn Montes.
In some local centers like Cebu Center, regional leaders initiated the repair of the physical building since it it a property. Dagupan has a lot. They have their ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of their local center. Baguio has plans to acquire a property at a good location too. Some new centers opened up this year like Marivelles center, Mt. Province center and Bacoor center in Cavite. Intramuros center in Manila and Tagudin-Ilocos Sur center were re-opened too. Several local leaders were also reshuffled and were given new missions.
Schools like UTS-Asia was modified and renamed as UPC or Universal Peace College based in Antipolo City. Sun Hwa International Academy is getting stable and self-existing so far. The New generation International School in Cavite is also fast growing as it now has its high school in its just second year of existence. They too now have their own website.The Han-Fil (Korean-Filipino) Community based in South Korea had their election of officers too this year. They have a new president and set of officers this year.
The Family Times Online of the UM Philippines too was re-designed by our webmaster. It has now its video and download menu. Very soon, the Community Forum will open up for readers to share their comments to the posted news and related principled topics. The system of the website too is more open by now to all registered members to post their news article. These developments although the website is still looking for their contributors-writers and staff, support and finances for its operational needs.
Perhaps, there are other stars twinkling if not gems that are sparkling but unmentioned in here. My apology! Kudos to those sparkling gems and twinkling stars!
All these to wrap-up ranges from great small pebbles to huge rocks that collectively helped each other in making the Philippine Providence reach the horizon of One Family under God! Aju!
As a team, we all are part in making the greater good for 2008!
Maligayang araw ng Maylikha at manigong bagong taon sa ating lahat!
Moreover, I won't have a time nor chance to stretch and exercise my body before and after the daily work. My routine is from 7:30 in the morning to 6:00 in the evening. After the work, I feel stressed and tired while the climate is getting lower and colder. That makes me bad to have a late afternoon exercise. Don't ask my age. Huh!
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Ano man ang kulay, hugis o uri, pag sila'y may buhay, di lang sila mga bagay-bagay, sila'y mga nilalang galing sa Orihinal na Maylikha.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Pinagsaluhan nami'y mga regalong aming natanggap sa mga nakalipas na araw. Ginawan namin ng larawan, upang maging kard ng pasko.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Iloilo City in Western Visayas has their annual cultural Dinagyang Festival. It is a parade of cultural groups presenting their thanks and traditions to the Dinagyang culture and festivities.
During the recent GPF, the Iloilo Dinagyang Cultural Dance Troupe offered their talents and skills in entertaining the crowd and peace advocates. An international Daily Times online of Pakistan covered the festival and posted this photo as it sheds colors and cultural dimension of the Global Peace Festival in Manila recently. Cheers to the Iloilo Dinagyang dance Troupe and its city government!
Kawayan is bamboo. Banda Kwayan is literally bamboo band. It is a musical band where its musical instrument is made up of pieces and or pipes of bamboos. The banda kawayan is produced and mainatained by the PUP or Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Being culturally rich, they presneted their ensemble to give delights and intermission to the IPEC and to the Pre-program of the Global Peace Festival. To the PUP Banda Kawayan, Cheers!
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Manila- The Armed Forces of the Philippines, AFP Chief of Staff, Gen. Hermogenes Esperon Jr. represented during the awarding ceremony by Gen. Alfredo Cayton Jr. of AFWP, received the prestigious Ambassador for Peace award. Equally, Philippine Natioanal Police Chief, Director General Avelino Razon Jr., thru his representative receive the same award.
During the December 12 main event of the Global Peace Festival, other civilian and personalities who helped campaign for peace in their own capacity were also recognized. Popular and fabolous singers Jay-R and Ms. Fame also received the Ambassador for Peace awards. Their singing of songs that manifests the campaign for peace are simple enough to share their part to call for unity, peace and help campaign for moral ascendancy of the youth and the entertainment world.
All the receptionists of the AFP awards stand proud and know that they can do more in their specific field to live as model in peace-building.
The awards were given to them by no other than Dr. Hyun Jin Moon and Rev. Chung Hwan Kwak of the UNiversal Peace Federation, UPF.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
The Chairman of the Commission on Higher Education, Dr. and some representatives from the Department of Education co-hosted the IPEC as it tackled some points on Values Education.
PTARP which is the major host of the confernece aims to generate keen interest in the academe for the promotion and development of Values Education based on universal standards of morality and ethics.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Speaker Jose de Venecia, addressing a huge peace rally at the Rizal Park Wednesday night, said the "moral influence of the great religions" should be brought to bear on ethnic and religious conflicts in the 21st Century and there should be dialogue among the faiths to "bring about global peace that will endure." The occasion was the Global Peace Festival 2007 Rally of the Universal Peace Federation, a global alliance of religious, academic, political and civic leaders aimed at bringing about harmony, cooperation, and shared prosperity among all peoples of the world. The Global Peace Festival attracted some of the world′s most renowned peacemakers, among them Dr. Martin Luther King III, who runs the Centre for Non–Violent Social Change founded by his martyred father, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Dr. Hyun Jin Moon, President of the Youth Federation for World Peace. The Federation, founded by the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, is an inter–religious peace movement guided by the vision of humankind as one global family under God, called to live in accordance with universal moral principles. In a well–applauded speech before a crowd that peaked at 250,000, de Venecia said that "understanding among the great religions and the great civilizations has become the only basis for global peace that will endure." The Speaker said the Interfaith Dialogue, a dialogue among the faiths, can take place based on one moral value and ethical standard that all could share "above and beyond their surface differences in dogmas, symbols, and rituals." The core of that global ethic can be found in the Golden Rule, "treat others as you would like to be treated." This principle he said has been suggested by the Catholic philosopher and theologian Hans Kung. "As the mother of ethics for the whole of humankind, this Golden Rule could therefore become the core of initial agreement around which interfaith dialogue in our time could build a thousand years of peace," de Venecia said. He said accepting the Golden Rule as the global ethic will "ensure that all our nations and all our faiths embrace pluralism in culture and in society." He said peace among the nations can never be achieved without peace among the religions. "So that we are called on to stimulate Interfaith Dialogue between the great religions," he told the peace rally, with the aim of "strengthening the forces of moderation in every society and isolating the extremists who advocate violence and terror." To carry this out the interfaith dialogue, he said, "we must mobilize churches, temples, synagogues, and mosques Buddhists, Confucians, Hindus, and Jews no less than Christians and Muslims." De Venecia, one of Asia′s leading parliamentarians and peace advocates, said East Asia nations are comparatively lucky, compared to many parts of Africa, Southern Europe, and West Asia that are beset with genocidal wars "set off by quarrels over ethnicity, religion, language, and raw material resources." These places include Angola, the Congo, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan Kosovo, Chechnya, Georgia, Azerbaijan Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Palestine, Kashmir and Sri Lanka, he said. De Venecia added that some parts of the region are currently in the middle of some form of strife. "Muslims and Buddhists are killing each other in Southern Thailand; Christians and Muslims have been fighting in Eastern Indonesia; while soldiers brutalize Theravada monks marching against the military rulers of Burma," he said. The Philippines is also saddled with a separatist Muslim movement in portions of Mindanao and Sulu, and the terrorist Abu Sayyaf on Basilan Island, de Venecia said. Stressing the urgency of Interfaith Dialogue, de Venecia said the world′s people have depended on each other for their welfare. "From the treatment of HIVAIDS to the melting of the polar icecaps; from nuclear proliferation to environmental degradation; from income inequality to hunger in the midst of plenty; we are confronted with problems that we must deal with together," he said. "Because the social, ecological and moral problems we face are global in their implications, we must also ′globalize′ our moral values and ethical standards, if we are to deal adequately with them," he added. He said that the Federation′s teaching show that the present age of materialism "may soon yield to an age of spirituality to a new universal culture of unselfish service to others to a new universal culture of God centered families." "The Reverend Moon teaches that global peace begins simply and naturally with peace in the family," he said. "And harmony, peace, and happiness within the family begin with a relation to the Creator a relation similar to that of children to the parent. Hence the solution to world peace is to renew to re–establish and to re–strengthen the relationship between the Creator and each family."
Manila-Dr. Julia Kim of the Universal Peace Federation-Asia stands as mother in welcoming all peace advocates and participants in the Global Peace Festival 2007 in Manila last December 11 to Decmber 13, 2007. The colorful reception was more graced by the presence of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, particlualrly their band-orchestra who offers colors, live music and march in the traditional welcoming of diplomats and VIP's in the country.
On the wreath-laying ceremony, the band offers gala and march music, and at the Quirino Grandstand, they provided prelude entertaining music to the arriving crowd. Together with the AFP band was the TUP band who glamorously played alternate music to all.
Dr. Julia Kim troops the line and honors the colors at the parade to the Quirino Grandstand prior to the main event of the Global Peace Festival.
It is noted that several years ago, Dr. Julia Kim hosted and was giving CAUSA seminar-lectures to the ranks and officers of the AFP promoting peaceful way in winning the enemies.
During the GPF parade and main event last December 12, 2007 , they once again yell for peace and join Dr. Hyun Jin Moon in declaring for "One Family under God".
All these account are known by all Filipinos and the international community.
Rev. Kim shows a sample of national dailies which features the grand festival hosted by Dr. and Mrs. Hyun Jin Moon accompanied by Dr. Martin Luther King III at the Quirino Grandstand at Rizal Park, Manila, Philippines last December 12.
Manny Pacquiao delighted with his presence the Global Peace Festival last December 12,2007 at the Quirino Grandstand. He boosts the campaign for peace in the land. He holds his candle and light it for peace and harmony, as people from all walks of life glorify God to bless more the people with peace, harmony and understanding among humanity irregardless of their faith, political colors, sex, status and ethnicity.
Para sa kapayapaan at pagkakaisa ng bayan, Manny commits to UPF as he was invited to take part in the Global Peace Festival.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Rev. Chung Hwan Kwak, chairman of UPF and Dr. Thomas Walsh together with Rev. Byung Wooh Kim offered the award. Gov. Bayani receives it with honor as he knows the big responsibility to uphold peace, harmony and unity between man and creations and among humanity.
The awarding was done at the Quirino grandstand at Rizal Park of Manila last December 12, 2007 after Dr. Hyun Jin Moon delivered his warm and life inspiring messages of peace and unity with the theme, "One Family under God".
Dr. Hyun Jin Moon and his wife Jun Sook Nim together with Rev. Chung Hwan Kwak, Dr. Thomas Walsh and Rev. B.W. Kim offer the Peace Ambassador Award to Robin Padilla as he accepts it with responsibility to promote peace and harmony in the land.
Robin Padilla is known as a muslim convert during his incarceration which made him more vertical and faithful in his spiritual life and youth leadership after his release. He now leads the muslim youth as part of his commitment for youth, peace and development.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
But the tricycle-accident that bumped tatay did not end there.
When tatay was hit by the tricycle, he was bumped and pushed by the tricycle to land to a telephone-company-made canal, digged for their expansion project at that streetside infront of tatay's house-gate. So, you can imagine tatay got two accidents, bumped by a tricycle and fell down to that digged, uncovered canal unconsciously.
The accident happen at night, around or past 8:00 pm. The street lights are gone! The digged canal was uncovered!
The tricycle driver who made a hit-and run surrendered days after tatay died. Four days after tatay was buried, the Office of the Provincial Board summon the boss of the telephone company and the family of Tatay Florencio. The meeting was presided by the vice governor. And only after that time when the vice governor warned the telephone company during the meeting, that a representative of the telephone company went to visit the Sanchez residence to offer their assistance.
As a company, don't they have safety measures in implementing their projects? During fieldworks, dont they have safety nets? Don't they have precautionary lights, road signs, covers, and other precautionary materials for the safety of the passing pedestrians as well as to precaution the drivers to slowdown, particularly that they are along the sidestreets used as pedestrian way?
The company looks to have neglected this aspect that caused the loss of life. And this is a crime!!!!!
As the company did not bother even to offer a flower or visit to condole the family during their time of grief, the company looked unethical, immoral and non-socially inclined company! Maybe they don't have PR department!
The representatives asked how much they can assist to the family after the warning was given by the vice governor! What do they mean? Is tatay an item being sold to them? Woo to that man who doesn't value life but views materially!!
There were grievances,! The lifetime presence of tatay was lost! His supervision to the Fil Vision Trading and the hollow blocks production are lost. His delicious and my favorite dishes in his carenderia are lost. Mother lost her lifetime partner. My friends and I lost our loving tatay! We and the neighbors lost a friend because of this negligence of a telephone company and risklessness of a trycicle driver!
The accident did not end there!
Mother and brother Felix have to battle their blood pressures in the hospital as a domino effect of what happen to tatay! They were admitted to the hospital. Gosh! The just visited daughter from USA of tatay have to come back again and spend dollars for their fare. Hospital bills, funeral bills, vigil expenses, electrical bills, telephone bills doubled, tripled or more! That is just material to value. But life cannot be bought!
Fr. Orbos said in his homily and I quote, "Repentance is not enough. We can say “sorry” and be forgiven again and again, but “sorry” without sincerity and without humility is empty. Likewise, “sorry” without resolve, without reparation, and without true contrition is mere lip service. If truly sorry, then, the Gospel on Sunday says: “Produce good fruits as evidence of your repentance.”
One fruit of evidence of repentance that the telephone company can do is to implement effective safety measures i n their project, in the fields and to their workers as well. Do they use head gears? working rubber boots, etc? There must be signal lights and road signs and covers to their diggings along the road to precaution drivers and passers-by. These and other safety measures will reflect that they were sorry to the previous negligence! In business there is a term indemnity. They know that!
Dont ask how much!!!! We are not selling a piece of human-meat! Do you understand???
Compute how much the family have spent from the hospital bills (not only of tatay but the admittance of Nanay Betty and brother Felix), the electric bills, the lost in the two stores, the telephone bills, the plane tickets and other transportation expenses. And these are not enough! The lifetime services of tataty not only as cook, supervisor but as a husband to mother, as father to his children, as friend to his neighbors and all. You cannot sum it all!
You want an amicable settlement Mr. Company? Be a man of heart and a man of peace! Improve the safety measures of your company and be socially committed for life, peace and love to humanity and not only focus to profit and material value!
May your conscience allow you to rest! God bless you all!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Sa mga ehekotibong siyang nagdala sa makulay at matagumpay na GPF 2007, sa board of organizers mula sa kataas-taasang komite, kina Dr and Mrs Kim, kina Mr. Aya Goto, kay Pres. Michael Zablan at ang kanyang mga estaf, ang aming taos-pusong pagpapasalamat sa inyong matagumpay na serbisyong totoo. Congratulations to all!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
The peace federation which has several affiliate groups in the Philippines launched yesterday the International Leadership Conference (ILC) at Manila Hotel with former Senator Joey Lina who scholarly talked on good governance. Together with him were Dr. Michael G. Zablan and Dr. Edgar Tarnate who developed their papers on a model barangay that fit the audience of barangay chairmen, mayors, councilors and community leaders. The gala conference was later hosted during the day by the UPF chairman Dr. Hyun Jin Moon.
Simultaneous with the ILC conference, a separate International Professors' Educational Conference or IPEC also started convening yesterday with hundreds of teachers, professors and educators from various colleges and universities in the country and abroad. Dr. Salvador of TUP hosted the educators together with several DepEd and CHED directors.
Towards Quirino grandstand in Manila, thousands of families, students, government, non-govenrment and religious leaders, TV and sports personalities and other peace advocates are marching in a parade that features the cross-cultural families and communities depecting ideals of one family under God which also serves as the theme of the main event.
The president of the Philippines Pres. Gloria Arroyo, and the Speaker of the House Jose de Venecia are expected to grace the affair after the peace parade and join Dr. King and Pres Hyun Jin Moon in giving their keynote address.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
We were declared identical twin graduates from a mother's womb, our first room to know and learn what is life and how it is related to love.