Archer hit a Tamaraw

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After a humiliating loss to FEU , La Salle's assistant team manager Manny Salgado elbowed Arwind Santos at the back of the head. This came after the when Santos successfully made a putback with 5.5 seconds remaining.

Unsportmanslike conduct within players is a normal scene in the sporting world, but a team official? Its a disgrace to the team and the school. I hope Commisioner Joe Lipa will impose a harsh sanction to Salgado. As FEU Coach Bert Flores puts it.

"Laro lang naman ito dapat 'pag talo hindi napipikon at saka hindi dapat nanakit ng player".


Well done, Arbab

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South Indians employees at the Al Hamed Constructions will have a happy Onam celebration after the company paid three month wages they owed the protesting workers.

Kudos to the Labour Ministry for taken swift action on the plight of the poor workers. We hope to see more of this kind of action from the Ministry, to put an end to 'modern day slavery' in the UAE.


Visitor, Jobless & a Killer?

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Filipinos are very hospitable when it comes in helping his fellow kababayan (compatriots), situation like this is common in UAE where someone's next of kin, distant relatives and a friend or a friends' friend are on the guise of visitor's visa to look for jobs. Some got lucky and have their job. But this time both the hosts and the visitor rans out of luck. Sad story indeed..

A jobless Filipino in the United Arab Emirates is being hunted by the authorities for allegedly killing a Filipina and critically wounding another.The suspect was identified as Mario Parangalan, 37, of Cavite.Parangalan entered the UAE using a visitor's visa and was reportedly looking for a job in the country.


Work Evaluations

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Some of you might like to know what the supervisor is really saying in all those glowing employee work performance evaluations he/she keeps cranking out.


AVERAGE: Not too bright.

EXCEPTIONALLY WELL-QUALIFIED: Has committed no major blunders to date.

ACTIVE SOCIALLY: Drinks heavily.

ZEALOUS ATTITUDE: Opinionated.

CHARACTER ABOVE REPROACH: Still one step ahead of the law.

UNLIMITED POTENTIAL: Will stick with us until retirement.

QUICK THINKING: Offers plausible excuses for errors.

TAKES PRIDE IN WORK: Conceited.

TAKES ADVANTAGE OF EVERY OPPERTUNITY TO PROGRESS: Buys drinks for superiors.

INDIFFERENT TO INSTRUCTION: Knows more than superiors.

STERN DISCIPLINARIAN: A real jerk.

TACTFUL IN DEALING WITH SUPERIORS: Knows when to keep mouth shut.

APPROACHES DIFFICULT PROBLEMS WITH LOGIC: Finds someone else to do the job.

A KEEN ANALYST: Thoroughly confused.

NOT A DESK PERSON: Did not go to college.

EXPRESSES SELF WELL: Can string two sentences together.

SPENDS EXTRA HOURS ON THE JOB: Miserable home life.

CONSCIENTIOUS AND CAREFUL: Scared.

METICULOUS IN ATTENTION TO DETAIL: A nitpicker.

DEMONSTRATES QUALITIES OF LEADERSHIP: Has a loud voice.

JUDGMENT IS USUALLY SOUND: Lucky.

MAINTAINS PROFESSIONAL ATTITUDE: A snob.

KEEN SENSE OF HUMOR: Knows lots of dirty jokes.

STRONG ADHERENCE TO PRINCIPLES: Stubborn.

GETS ALONG EXTREMELY WELL WITH SUPERIORS AND

SUBORDINATES ALIKE: A coward.

SLIGHTLY BELOW AVERAGE: Stupid.

OF GREAT VALUE TO THE ORGANIZATION: Turns in work on time.

IS UNUSUALLY LOYAL: Wanted by no one else.

ALERT TO COMPANY DEVELOPMENTS: An office gossip.

REQUIRES WORK-VALUE ATTITUDINAL READJUSTMENT: Lazy and hardheaded.

HARD WORKER: Usually does it the hard way.

ENJOYS JOB: Needs more to do.

HAPPY: Paid too much.

WELL-ORGANIZED: Does too much busywork.

COMPETENT: Is still able to get work done if supervisor helps.

CONSULTS WITH SUPERVISOR OFTEN: Pain in the ass.

WILL GO FAR: Relative of management.

SHOULD GO FAR: Please.

USES TIME EFFECTIVELY: Clock watcher.

VERY CREATIVE: Finds 22 reasons to do anything except original work.

USES RESOURSES WELL: Delegates everything.

DESERVES PROMOTION: Create new title to make him feel appreciated



Be Not Afraid, Be Informed!

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Senator Panfilo Lacson's "Be Not Afraid" movement is the recipient of information from Michael Ray Aquino.

"Like all leaders and members of the BNA, Ninoy, as he is often called, has been gathering and passing on any and all information that would help advance the cause of truth and justice in the Philippines but has never compromised US security," lawyer Ramon Pedroza, BNA national chairman,

The movement considers Aquino as a hero because of his 'noble' deeds.

"For that alone, Ninoy is a Filipino patriot. There is nothing criminal about what he does as a committed leader of the BNA in the United States," he added.

Yup Aquino is indeed a true Filipino Hero. If you go back to the Philippine History, most of our celebrated heroes took cash from our Colonizers in exchange of leaving the Philippines. Now I guess history repeats itself. The neo-colonizers which are politicians will stop at nothing, just be remain on power or get some more.


Work Lingo

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Employer's Lingo: What those ads in the papers really means.

"COMPETITIVE SALARY"
We remain competitive by paying less than our competitors.

"JOIN OUR FAST-PACED TEAM"
We have no time to train you.

"CASUAL WORK ATMOSPHERE"
We don't pay enough to expect that you'll dress up; well, a couple of the
real daring guys wear earrings.

"MUST BE DEADLINE ORIENTED"
You'll be six months behind schedule on your first day.

"SOME OVERTIME REQUIRED"
Some time each night and some time each weekend.

"DUTIES WILL VARY"
Anyone in the office can boss you around.

"MUST HAVE AN EYE FOR DETAIL"
We have no quality control.

"CAREER-MINDED"
Female Applicants must be childless (and remain that way).

"APPLY IN PERSON"
If you're old, fat or ugly you'll be told the position has been filled.

"NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE"
We've filled the job; our call for resumes is just a legal formality.

"SEEKING CANDIDATES WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF EXPERIENCE"
You'll need it to replace three people who just left.

"PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS A MUST"
You're walking into a company of perpetual chaos.

"REQUIRES TEAM LEADERSHIP SKILLS"
You'll have the responsibilities of a manager, without the pay or respect.

"GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILLS"
Management communicates, you listen, figure out what they want and do it.



Employee's Lingo: What the applicant really means about his skills and capabilities

"I'M EXTREMELY ADEPT AT ALL MANNER OF OFFICE ORGANIZATION:"
I've used Microsoft Office at least once in my life.

"I'M HONEST, HARD-WORKING AND DEPENDABLE"
I pilfer office supplies.

"MY PERTINENT WORK EXPERIENCE INCLUDES"
I hope you don't ask me about all the McJobs I've had.

"I TAKE PRIDE IN MY WORK"
I blame others for my mistakes.

"I'M PERSONABLE"
I give lots of unsolicited personal advice to co-workers.

"I'M EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL"
I've done this a few times.

"I AM ADAPTABLE"
I've changed jobs a lot.

"I AM ON THE GO"
I'm never at my desk.

"I'M HIGHLY MOTIVATED TO SUCCEED"
The minute I find a better job, I'm outta here!


Singapore Chopper

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Once again a Filipina faces death by hanging if found guilty of killing and chopping her compatriot.

Guen Garlejo Aguilar faces death by hanging if found guilty of killing Jane Parangan La Puebla, 26, also a Filipina maid.

La Puebla's head and limbs were found stashed inside a sports bag behind a metro station at Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping district, on Friday.


Now this gives a new meaning to Atsay Killer. Another diplomatic headache to the Philippine government that could once again strain relations with Singapore. The previous tension between countries was during the trial and hanging of Flor Contemplacion for killing compatriot Delia Maga.


Sugarol, Nag-amok Matapos Malimas

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Its a kind of headline you normally see on our tabloids in the streets of Manila. But this story happened here.

"The man was allegedly the only one [at the table] who was constantly losing," he added. The accused then attacked the others at the table.

You see if you are up against Filipino hustlers in tong-its or whatever Pinoy card games, there's a big chance that they'll gonna gang up and make sure you are empty when leave the table. The main reason why I don't gamble is I'm not good on 'reading' the cards of my opponents.

Anyway enjoy the slammer, you lousy LOSER


Doctor the Barbarian

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A doctor hit his dental nurse assistant on the head with a telephone and walk away with a mere Dhs 500 fine and a slap in the wrist. While the poor Filipina nurse suffered a cut in the forehead and received four stitches. She was also reported to the authorities as an absconder and may be facing a six month ban.

"He hit me with the telephone so hard that I had a cut on my forehead and I started bleeding," Castello, from the Philippines, said. A surgeon in the same building gave her four stitches, she said.

The case eventually went to court, where Gouma was found guilty and ordered to pay dhs500 compensation for the attack. When Castello said she was too afraid to return to work, she was reported as an absconder, and she could now be banned from the country for six months.


Everybody deserves justice regardless of race, color, social standing and religion. In this case its clear that justice is only for the priviledge and the chosen few.

Justice Delayed, Justice Denied


The Numbers

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158 . 51. 6 . 0 (not an IP address)

158 Anti-impeachement

51 Pro-impeachment

6 Abstain

0 for the Filipino People

Lucky Numbers or Cursed?
Watched out who's winner in the streets of Metro Manila.

To the Opposition, Goodluck!!
To PGMA, Congrats!! May araw ka din!! (hehehe)
To the Filipino People...Our fate will be decided, hopefully not sealed!!!


The Philippines is...

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50. Where the most happening places are not where the party is. Instead it's where the gang wars happen, where women strip and where the people overthrow a president.

49. Where even doctors, lawyers and engineers are unemployed.

48. Where everyone has his personal ghost story and superstition

47. Where mountains like Makiling and Banahaw are considered holy places.

46. Where everything can be forged.

45. Where school is considered the second home and the mall considered the third.

44. Where Starbucks coffee is more expensive than gas.

43. Where every street has a basketball court and every town only has one public school.

42. Where all kinds of animals are edible.

41. Where people speak all kinds of languages, and still call it Tagalog and where it is fast becoming unfashionable to speak English/Spanish.

40. Where students pay more money than they will earn afterwards.

39. Where call-center employees earn more money than teachers and nurses, where doctors study to become nurses for employment abroad.

38. Where driving 4 kms can take as much as four hours.

37. Where flyovers bring you from the freeway to the side streets.

36. Where the tourist spots are where Filipinos do not (or cannot) go.

35. Where the personal computer is mainly used for games and Friendster.

34. Where all 13-year-olds are alcoholic.

33. Where colonial mentality is dishonestly denied!

32. Where 4 a.m. is not even considered bedtime yet.

31. Where people can pay to defy the law.

30. Where everything and everyone is spoofed.

29. Where even the poverty-stricken get to wear Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger (peke)!

28. Where the honking of car horns is a way of life.

27. Where being called a bum is never offensive.

26. Where floodwaters take up more than 90 percent of the streets during the rainy season.

25. Where everyone has a relative abroad who keeps them alive.

24. Where crossing the street involves running for your dear life.

23. Where wearing your national colors makes you baduy.

22. Where billiards is a sport, and darts is a bar game.

21. Where even the poverty-stricken have the latest cell phones. (GSM-galing sa magnanakaw)

20. Where insurance does not work.

19. Where water can only be classified as tap and dirty - clean water is for sale (35 pesos per gallon).

18. Where the church governs the people (owwss!!!) and where the government makes the people pray for miracles. (Amen to that!)

17. Where University of the Philippines is where all the weird people go. Ateneo is where all the nerds go. La Salle is where all the Chinese go. College of Saint Benilde is where all the stupid Chinese go, and University of Asia and the Pacific is where all the irrelevantly rich people go.

16. Where fast food is a diet meal.

15. Where traffic signs are merely suggestions, not regulations.

14. Where all the trees in the city are below six feet.

13. Where being held up is normal. It happens to everyone.

12. Where kids dream of becoming pilots, doctors and basketball players.

11. Where rodents are normal house pets.

10. Where the definition of traffic is the "non-movement" of vehicles.

9. Where the fighter planes of the 1940s are used for military engagements,

and the new fighter planes are displayed in museums.

8. Where Nora Aunor is an acclaimed actress and Boy Abunda is the best talk show host, where the population knows more their showbiz stars better than their national heroes and past presidents, knows more of showbiz gossips than their national history and current events.

7. Where cigarettes and alcohol are a necessity, and where the lottery is a commodity.

6. Where soap operas tell the realities of life and where the news provides the drama.

5. Where actors make the rules and where politicians provide the entertainment. (Kung gusto mo mapikon, watch the news.)

4. Where finding a deer on the road will be a phenomenon. (May deer dito? Seryoso kayo?)

3. Where people can get away with stealing trillions of pesos, but not for a thousand.

2. Where being an hour late is still considered punctual. (Grabe talaga 'to!)

1. Where the squatters have more to complain (even if they do not pay their tax) ---- than those employed and have their tax automatically deducted from their salaries.

0. Where everyone wants to leave the country! (Ang saya-saya!)

Don't be hatin', I just got it from an e-mail.


The Ramon Magsaysay Award

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I came acrosss this opinion from Gulf News today and It's a good read.

Arabs can learn a lot from Asian awards
by:Dr Abdullah Al Madani

In the Arab world, the number of foundations that confer annual prizes for significant achievements has been on the rise since the late 1980s.

This, of course, is a good development. However, Arab prizes, in general, lack several necessary criteria.

They are seen as being given only to persons or groups whose political views are similar to those of the organisers. Committees and juries established for the purpose of handling and validating submissions and deciding on winners are often accused of religious, sectarian or nationalistic bias.

On one occasion, for example, 9 out of 10 winners of a cultural award came from a single Arab country, as if the rest of the Arab world had no geniuses in the field.

Awards, on the other hand, have not yet been given in a number of fields that are globally recognised as being important, such as science, economy, arts and culture.

Contributions of individuals and groups to the field of Islamic heritage are highly recognised by almost all Arab annual prizes committees.

But efforts aimed at alleviating human suffering and pain or promoting democracy and good governance seem to be always ignored.

In other words, those who have made significant contributions to such issues as democratisation, human rights, transparency or sustainable development have rarely been honoured.

While this is the status of Arab prizes, Asian awards seem to be ahead in all aspects. Take for example the Ramon Magsaysay Award (RMA), Asia's equivalent of the Nobel Prize.

The RMA celebrates the memory and leadership example of the third Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay (1907-1957), who is remembered for caring for all people, fighting injustice and promoting peace.

Donations
Since its inception in 1957, the RMA, which comprises a certificate, a medallion and a cash prize of $50,000 (Dh183,500), has been given to 249 laureates for exceptionally important contributions to six significant fields.

In many cases, winners hastened to donate their prize money to the poor or victims of violence and discrimination.

Such a move has not been widely realised in the case of Arab laureates, particularly the religious ones who often urge Muslims to help the poor but do not start with themselves.

It is enough to look at the names and contributions of this year's winners of the RMA to realise that Arab prizes are still far behind Asian ones.

The 2005 RMA for Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts went to Bangladeshi journalist Matiur Rahman, 60, for his wielding the power of the press to fight against the practice of throwing acid on women's faces in his country.

About 300 young women are permanently disfigured every year in Bangladesh in attacks often motivated by spite after victims deny the attackers sex, marriage or suitable dowries.

Matiur has also used his authority as editor of Prothom Alo (First Light), a daily newspaper, to fight corruption, terrorism, extremism and human rights violations.

In the category of Public Service, the winner was Indonesian activist Teten Masduki, 42. He was cited for challenging Indonesians to expose corruption and claim their right to clean governance.

Indian physician V. Shanta, 78, was also cited for the public service award category. She was honoured for her untiring leadership of Chennai's Cancer Institute (WIA) as a centre of excellence and compassion for the study and treatment of cancer in India.

Shanta tirelessly strove to conduct groundbreaking research, train hundreds of cancer specialists and develop the WIA into a world-class research centre with a postgraduate college and a 428-bed hospital.

Laotian Sombath Somphone, 54, won the award for Community Leadership. He was recognised for his pioneering efforts to promote sustainable development in Laos by training and motivating its young people to become a generation of leaders.

Also among the awardees were Thai Senator Jon Ungphakorn, 58, and South Korean activist Yoon Hye-Ran, 37.

Ungphakorn received the RMA for Government Service in recognition of his impassioned insistence as a senator that Thailand must respect the rights and attend humanely to the needs of its least advantaged citizens.

Yoon, the winner of the 2005 RMA for Emergent Leadership, was honoured for her catalytic role in enabling Cheonan's civil society to exercise its social responsibilities dynamically and democratically.

There was no awardee this year in the sixth category, Peace and International Understanding.

Dr Abdullah Al Madani is a Bahrain-based Gulf researcher and writer on Asian affairs.



The Devil's Advocate

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Apparently our crusaders against illegal numbers game have been receiveing 'donations' from the state run PAGCOR. Although there is nothing illegal if the Church accept funding from gambling especially if it is legal gambling money. But its a question of morality not legality.

THE PRICKLY issue of gambling money and the Church has again been highlighted by allegations that three prominent bishops are receiving "donations" ranging from P500,000 to P4 million from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor).

A source in the state-run gambling agency named the prelates as Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, Davao Archbishop Fernando Capalla, outgoing president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), and Archbishop Paciano Aniceto of San Fernando town, Pampanga province.

The source, who provided the Inquirer with documents but asked not to be named, said the donations to the bishops were usually taken from the "intelligence fund" of Pagcor chair Efraim Genuino.

This intelligence fund is not subjected to regular auditing procedures, and only Genuino and a ranking official of the Commission on Audit know how it is disbursed, the source told the Inquirer.

When money talks, everybody listens. Especially the clergy.

Pagcor has also been giving cash gifts to clergymen on special occasions like Christmas, according to the source.

"These amounts are given regularly," the source said. "They are open to the eyes of those who'd like to see them."

The source furnished the Inquirer a copy of a three-page memorandum showing the breakdown of "Christmas gifts in the form of cash donation" to five bishops, 45 priests and monsignors and 18 religious groups.

This is quite bothering since the main problem the Catholic Church is facing today, is not lawsuits from sexual abuse cases but rather most of the clergies are being consumed by material wealth when they should be living a simple life like Jesus Christ. The Philippines has developed an elitist system, from the State all the way to the Church. They are living large at the expense of the poor.

Practice what you Preach


Malamig na ang simoy ng hangin!

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Papalamig na ang Gitnang Silangan, unti-unti ng nararamdaman ang sigla na dala ng maaliwalas na temperatura kasabay ng ihip at simoy ng Kapaskuhan. Gaya ng nakagawian sa atin na kapag may "ber" na ang dulo ng mga buwan ay hudyat ng paghahanda para sa darating na Pasko, at simula na ang pagdiriwang ng "Adviento" o ang pagdating ni Kristo.

May dala-dala nga bang aliwalas at kapanatagan ang panahon? mararamdaman pa kaya nating mga Pilipino ang pag-asang hatid nito na taon-taon nating inaasahang dumating sa ating buhay. Simple na lamang sana ang asamin nating pag-asa; na magkaroon ng pagkakaisa't kapayapaan ang ating bansang Pilipinas. Paano pa nga kaya natin ipagdiriwang ang darating na Kapaskuhan sa gitna ng krisis pampulitika't ekonomiya. Ang Piso ba'y makakaahon pa sa pagkakalugmok?...sa ating mga nasa ibayong dagat ang kakarampot na ipinapadala natin sa ating mga mahal sa buhay ay malaking tulong, mgunit paano naman sa mga ordinaryong pinoy na salat sa buhay at walang inaasahang tulong mula ninuman? Marahil sapat na siguro ang maniwala tayong may pag-asa pa ang Pilipino at higit sa lahat ay ang ating panalangin.
Panalangin: O Diyos na makapangyarihan, kami po'y higit na nagpapasalamat sa pagtatalaga mo bilang mga anak nyo sa ibayong dagat. Biyayaan nyo kami ng lakas ng loob at ibayong pagsisikap na tugunan ang pangangailangan ng aming pamilya kaalinsabay ng pagbabago't pagbangon ng aming Bansang Pilipinas. Simulan po sana namin sa aming sarili ang pagbabago at matuto kaming magsilbi sa inyo at sa aming kapwa. Kami po'y umaasa mula sa po iyong awa at kapasyahan. Amen


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