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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Francis Xavier Manglapus to Speaker Nograles

MEDIA RELEASE

Statement of Francis Xavier Manglapus

President of Lakas Kampi Christian Muslim Democrats

April 15, 2010

Will the real Speaker Nograles finally show up.?

I am glad that Nograles will consult with FVR. He seems to be lost and confused and he definitely needs some guidance and direction.

First he said he was bolting the party. Then he changes his mind. I suggest he first makes sure that another party would like to have him. At least the other political butterfly Gov. Zubiri made overtures first to the LP and when there was some apprehension from the ranks of the LP moved over to the NP.

Teodoro’s candidacy is based on a solid platform of government anchored on the core principals of the party, the values of the Centrist Humanist Christian –Muslim Democratic thinking. He started his quest for the presidency stating that he would run a positive campaign based on platforms and programs, this is the way he will continue and this is how he will end.

This type of politics is a fresh and welcome development to the political maturity of the party and the country as a whole. It is not the patronage type of politics, usually based on money and political opportunism, that many of our leaders have been used to. And this is why there is a groundswell of support from the non traditional sources, common citizens and volunteers from all walks of life from all around the country that have been energized by Teodoro’s quest.

If it is true that Lakas is collapsing, then the blame should be on others that have held the leadership of the party for so long. Obviously is was their fault that a firm foundation was not established.

Teodoro’s decision to relinquish the chairmanship was a management decision and it seems to be producing positive results as can be seen from the momentum that his campaign is generating and the competent leadership that the new Chairperson is displaying.

If Speaker Nograles does decide to make good on his plan to spend time putting together a rebel group within the party, we wish it is not at the expense of devoting less time on is local campaign, least he be accused of abandoning it ‘in the middle of the ocean filled with sharks’.

Teodoro has been campaigning all around the country and does not discriminate between big or small provinces. Over the past week he has been to Bicol, Bataan, Pampanga, Nueva Ejica, Negros and Iloilo . The smaller provinces that he has visited such as Guimaras and Camiguin is to express his deep appreciation to the governors there that are solidly behind his vision and program of government. Since the campaign started he has also not visited Sarangani. The defection of Gov. Cagas and Gov. del Rosario happened before Teodoro was even officially proclaimed as the party standard bearer. Obviously the good Speaker did not check his facts. He should focus on his campaign in Davao before advising the national campaign.

If the Speaker is serious about wanting to set the party in a different direction that I will make it easier for him by resigning the Presidency of the Party so that he can reclaim his leadership. Make my Day. I did not apply to become the President. There are other more competent members. But none wanted to take up the responsibility for variety of reasons. I accepted the challenge because of my belief in the candidacy of Secretary Teodoro.

It is the duty of the party to present to the public a candidate that is competent, has unquestioned integrity, and has all the potential to unite the country based on the type of campaign that he has conducted. Secretary Teodoro is doing the right thing. He’s leaving the NPC was due to mainly being more comfortable with the principles of Lakas Kampi CMD. I can only assume that Speaker Nograles left the LDP for Lakas also for the same reasons.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sanuk Sandals: Need A Pair

Since summer for me means a time to visit various beaches, I need a pair of light weight, flexible and, at the same time, durable sandals. There are many different brands but this "truth or dare" of Sanuk caught my eye.

Sanuk sandals

It is simple yet comfortable. Its strap at the back won't detach easily because its edges are sealed to provide more comfort and style.

Another pair of Sanuk sandals that I like is the sidewalk surfer's style. It is not a shoe. They are sandals. It is versatile and stylish. It can also be worn as a casual wear or while traveling.

Sanuk: Sidewalk Surfer

I think my feet would really be ecstatic if I purchase one of these styles and wear them while we're on island hopping.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sbarro Pizza—Can I Have One More Slice?

Sbarro Italian Pizza

Eating a slice of pizza satiates my appetite…

Sbarro Pizza

Wishing there would be more slices of Sbarro Italian pizza in my fridge… Yum!

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Life Insurance: Should I Get One?

Life Insurance

I do not think that the benefits of SSS (Social Security System) are sufficient to help me maintain my standard of living in the future. For that reason, I am thinking of getting another life insurance.

The vast advantages of life insurance are so appealing, especially the permanent life insurance. What I like most about whole life insurance is that it allows building up of cash value. In the Philippines, there are numerous life insurance companies that offer different types of life protection plans.

Ayala Life Assurance, Inc., Manulife Chinabank Life Assurance Corporation and Insular Life Assurance Company are just few of the life insurance companies with certificate to operate in the Philippines from 2009 to 2010.

I am planning to obtain my permanent life insurance from Ayala Life or Manulife but never from CAP Life Insurance Corporation. Why? I've known a lot of people who, until now, have not yet received their pension because of the anomaly involving the said organization.

But they say, getting life insurance here is no longer safe because of the economic downturn. Sigh…

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Durian: Love It Or Hate It

Love it or Hate it
Durian in Davao

I hate it. I don't eat durian, but I do eat durian candies. I can stand the smell but not the taste. I don't know why people love it. But as they say, everyone has its own taste and mine is not for durian.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Häagen Dazs


It's not Selecta, Presto, or Magnolia.
Haagen Dazs
It's Häagen Dazs. One of the expensive ice cream brands in the Philippines. It tastes like Gracelin (popular ice cream brand in Kidapawan) but HD is costlier.
Haagen Dazs

Regardless of its price, Häagen Dazs ice cream always slakes my appetite for cold treats.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Comelec On UV Markings

Wrong ink prompts Comelec to buy UV lamps for P30 million (source: philstar.com)

Wrong ink prompts Comelec to buy UV lamps for P30 million

Comelec says UV markings on ballots displaced (source: abs-cbnNews.com)


Comelec says UV markings on ballots displaced The slight displacement that might still lead to the procurement of UV lamps worth more than PHP 30 million... Bravo!!!

Are the officials of Comelec (Commission on Elections) playing dumb (and dumber) or are they really dim-witted?
Ballot Secrecy Folder

And where can you find a folder that costs PHP300+ ($6+)? Hmmm, do I have to look very far?

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Boracay Island

Boracay Island

Nah, never been to Boracay Island. I'm not that enthusiastic to visit this popular tourist destination in the Philippines, probably because nearly everyone wants to be in this place during summer season. And I dislike crowded places. However, I would still accept it if someone offers me an all-expenses-paid trip to Boracay.

But what is so interesting about Boracay is its 4-km White Beach or long beach as called by locals. Some foreign travelers even dubbed it as the finest beach of all Asia.

Photo source: http://www3.sympatico.ca/niginigi/pix/island2.jpg

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Piñol Is In The Hot Seat

Pinol

The closer the election, the hotter political issues have become especially in North Cotabato. Vice Governor Emmanuel Piñol is in the hot seat. He is running for Governor against Lala Taliño. I always had a good opinion of him, but that respect vanished almost three years ago.

Anyway, the photo shows Southern Voice Journal, a publication distributed in some provinces of North Cotabato. It was the headline that really caught my attention.

The following are some of the quotes from the said headline. They stimulated my curiosity about the "lawbreaking acts" of the current Vice Governor of North Cotabato:

"Kung siya man gani nga walay propesyon nakaangkon ug yuta nga 1,500 hectares ug balay nga mansion sa Davao nga pila ra ma'y suweldo sa gobernador, trenta mil ang bulan, ako pa kaha nga abogado ko og ang abogado wala'y limit ang income." (If he, a person with no degree, could afford to purchase 1500 hectares of land and mansion in Davao with his meager income of 30k a month, so could I. I am an attorney and an attorney's income is not limited).

"Adunay mga kliyente nako nga yuta ang gibayad sa akong serbisyo." (I have clients who paid my services by giving me land.)

"Kung aduna man ko'y yuta, either nakuha ko na sa akong pagka-abogado una pa ko nahimong kongresista. "(If I have an estate, either I got it from my being an attorney before I became a congressman.)

"Eh si Piñol?" (Eh, how about Piñol?)

"Before na siya nahimong mayor wala man gani nay sakyanan bisag jeep o bisekleta, ako pa nang gipasakay sa akong sakyanan kay before ko nagsulod sa kongreso aduna na ko'y mga sakyanan, yuta ug balay," matud pa kay Andolana." (Before he became a mayor, he didn't have a car not even a jeep or a bicycle. I even gave him a ride in my car because before I entered the congress I already had wheels and land," according to Andolana).

"Dugang pang hinungdan nga ginatan-aw kung nganong gibanatan ni Piñol si Andolana mao ang pagpagawas sa mga sibyahanan niini sa mga isyu batok sa bise gobernador, nga wala nagagawas sa ubang radio stations sama sa matud pa pagpangilog niini ug yuta sa Tulunan, illegal nga pagpalit ug yuta sa Arakan ug Bukidnon, u gang pinakaulahi, ang paglabay kaniya ug saging sa usa ka forum sa Notre Dame University sa Cotabato City…" (In addition to the possible reasons Piñol is denouncing Andolana is that of the issues that came out against the vice-governor that are not disclosed in other radio stations. Accusations like Piñol stole a land in Tulunan, illegal purchasing of estate in Arakan and Bukidnon and the last one was that he [Piñol] allegedly threw a piece of banana at him [Andolana] during one of the forums in Notre Dame University in Cotabato City.)

We were once loyal supporters of Piñol, until he showed us his real colors. He's a typical politician who will make your life miserable if you will not support him. We have tasted his vengeful acts. I wish people there will be smarter in choosing the right candidate for this coming elections.

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Friday, April 02, 2010

Coffee At Chicco Di Caffe

While waiting for my doctor's rescheduled appointment, we had coffee at Chicco Di Caffe located at NCCC.

Coffee at Chicco Di Caffe

One cup of coffee and one slice of Raven cookie for two people…

Chicco Di Caffe: Empty Cup of Coffee

Apart from sipping coffee, we also nibbled on raven cookie while working on our portable PCs. Sadly, the rotational brownout interrupted us.

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