Weekly Photo Challenge: look up | mary


Taken June 2016 at Regina, Rica, Tanay, Rizal

A place to contemplate and have a spiritual reflection.

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Picture-less Post 26: on commute

We don’t have a car so I take a commute to and from the office. And with my everyday journey, I see different people.

Waiting over an hour, I saw a mother trying to calm her son. He’s maybe a year old or so. I suddenly miss my daughter. Its hard to travel with a kid. Waiting for hours in long lines, hungry, humid, hot… Poor kid. I was like that before. So I tried not to bring my daughter out. Or if ever we have to travel, I make sure to have enough for taxi.

I gave them my fan. Well, goodbye my handy-dandy fan. I hope in the short while, he found comfort in that. 🙂

We waste so many time, energy and patience. Hope those who can ease the traffic in my country, well, do something about this problem. I think it is an effect of having a ‘growing’ or ‘developing’ economy. I rather spend time with my daughter teaching her things than being stuck.

Just some thoughts. my feet hurts. I wanna go home!!!

7,107 islands’ gratitude to the world

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It is all over the news, the tragedy my country is enduring. Stories of loss, survival and hope are shared with the destruction caused by the Super Typhoon Haiyan.

With all this, the help we are receiving is overwhelming, from international agencies, local and private sectors, celebrities, to individuals. First hand, I saw that “bayanihan” is still alive and is in our nature.

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I am a mere Filipino citizen who is grateful for all these. One can only do so much, but can definitely make a difference. I have friends and families who are donating and volunteering, they are inspirations.

In behalf of all the Filipinos, thank you for the help, support and prayers.

This is not the last disaster that we will face but this is an eye-opener, a life changer.

Thank you.

Let’s keep on praying that no such thing will happen again.

As always, let’s learn and keep paying it forward.

If you want to continually share your blessings, please donate or volunteer.

– Philippine Red Cross
– Unicef
– Gawad Kalinga
– local phil networks: Sagip-Kapamilya, GMA Kapuso Foundation, TV5 Alagang Kapatid

Take care guys.

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After the storm; Appeal for help

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It’s hard to see a silver-lining in this catastrophe.
For now, I am telling you guys that we can do something to help my fellow Filipinos.

I won’t post pictures of the aftermath. It’s hard to see my fellow countrymen go through such trauma and the reality that they have to endure afterwards.

I am personally asking for help. We can do something. We must do something.

Google Crisis Response: http://www.google.org/crisisresponse/2013-yolanda.html

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Here are some sites and ways to help:

– Rappler and other links: http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/issues/disasters/43300-reliefph-victims-typhoon-yolanda-help

– Personfinder: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/334739/news/nation/database-yolanda-missing-persons-inquiries

– Philippine Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org.ph/

Don’t be affected by the politics and other crap about why this happened.

Look for the term “bayanihan”. This is the thing we have to focus on right now.

Thank you!

Take care guys.

Be informed: Philippines’ Financial and Projects Statements

Haven’t been posting for awhile. But I feel I’m oblige to inform you guys about this site.

This is about the controversial PDAF (Priority Development Assistance Fund)

What is PDAF? Read these first:

Then, in regards to this, the DBM (Dept of Budget and Management) release these information about to whom, to what, to where did the allocated funds go.

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Go to the site: http://pdaf.dbm.gov.ph/index.php

I’m pro-SCRAPPORK, but making this available to public is an honest attempt or effort to change the system. The change in our goverment will not happen overnight. Let’s be realistic, have you seen the vastness of the country in terms of constituents? We need all to cooperate and make the change, not just one person. I appreciate the current President’s effort to make it up to the people. Yes, it’s politics. But it’s like choosing the lesser evil, he’s trying and trying damn hard to make a change. We may not always agree with him He’s trying to govern our country like raising prodigal sons and daughters.

I don’t always watch the news but I’m trying to be informed.

 

So here it is. Be aware people.

One don’t need to be educated or an analyst or a CPA graduate to see descrepancies in these reports.

I won’t pinpoint but I browse and search this site enough to see how corrupt our legistrators are.

There is still hope. Not all are eaten by the evil system, let’s hope that all will be better.

 

I am a Filipino citizen who for 7 years is paying my duly taxes. I was a government scholar and I’m thinking I’m giving back with the priviledge to have studied in one of the prestigious schools in the country. I concern with the needs and growth of our country. Hopeful thinking that in time, those who needs help will reach our to the government agencies and will be served well.

 

Be inform people.

Let’s learn to pay it forward.