Ang Maka Bob Ong Pagpili ng Presidente

Thursday, February 25, 2010 · 4 comments

Syempre nagpaalam naman muna ako bago ko hinarbat itong blog post ni Bob Ong. Salamat na nga lang at pumayag siya na irepost ko ang buong article sa Siyetehan.

Masiste, nakakatuwa, nakakaaliw, nakakatawa. Yan ang style ni Bob Ong. Silipin natin sa artikulong ito kung ano ang kanyang pananaw sa isyu ng pagpili sa mga susunod na lider ng ating bayan para sa darating na halalan sa Mayo 2010.






Para sa Bobong Pamunuan, Bobotante ang Kailangan
-Akda ni Bob Ong



Aminin na natin, hindi lahat ng botante ay may oras, tiyaga, at talino para suriin ang background ng bawat kandidato. Hindi rin marami ang may kakayanang umintindi sa kung anuman ang totoong ibig sabihin ng mga nakalista sa plataporma nila...kung meron man.


Bagama't hindi perpekto, pare-parehong may magagandang qualification ang mga tumatakbo.Kung pagbabasehan ang mga patalastas, lahat sila may pangarap, plano, at magandang hangarin para sa bansa. Dalawa lang ang problema, hindi naman lahat ng binibitiwang pangako e totoo; at hindi lahat ng totoong pangako e kayang tuparin. Maging ang inaasahan nating matinong basehan dati sa pagpili ng iboboto--ang debate--e hindi rin pala mapanghahawakan, sabi ng ilang political analyst sa TV kelan lang. Oo nga naman, dahil pwedeng madehado ang mga kandidatong mas magagaling na leader pero mahina sa talakayan.


Kung hindi maaasahan ang aktibong personalidad ng mga kandidato sa kasalukuyan, o ang mga magaganda nilang hangarin sa hinaharap, walang natitirang basehan kundi kung ano ang mga napatunayan na nila sa nakaraan. Tutal sabi nga, history repeats itself.


Hindi ako gaanong umaasa sa mga taong "malinis". Kasi "power corrupts". Karaniwan na ang mga nag-uumpisa nang "malinis", nagkakatalo lang sa huli kung sino ang may pinakamaraming mabuting nagawa nang may pinakakonting natamong dumi. Ang masipag, nadudumihan. Lalo na ang masipag maglinis.


Hindi ako gaanong umaasa sa mga masyadong "makatao". Siguro importante yon para sa kapitan ng barangay, pero para sa leader ng bansa, maraming pagkakataon na kailangan nyang talikuran ang mga tao para tumingin sa dinadaanan nila. Walang tsuper na nakaharap sa mga pasahero.


Naniniwala akong dapat na mas malaki sa atin ang presidente. Kung kailangang lagi nating naiintindihan ang takbo ng isip nya, kung lagi nating kasundo ang mga galaw nya, kung diskarte din natin ang mga diskarte nya...isa lang sya sa atin, at hindi sya espesyal na tao. Hindi dapat ipagkatiwala sa kanya ang kinubakasan ng lahat kung kaya naman ito gawin ng lahat para sa sarili nila.


Hindi ako gaanong umaasa sa mga nagpapamudmod ng kung anu-anong give away o papremyo, hindi yun ang responsabilidad ng pinuno sa bayan o obligasyon nya sa mga mamamayan. Kayang gawin ng mga pribadong tao ang dole-outs; sa kapasidad ng inihalal na leader, mas malaki, mas pangmatagalan, at mas kongkretong programa ang inaasahan ng bayan.


Hindi ako gaanong umaasa sa kandidatong gumagamit ng mga artista. Walang masama na gawin nya ang lahat ng ligal na kaya nya para manalo sa eleksyon. Pero malalaman mong walang pagbabagong dala ang kandidatong nagtuturo sa mga mamamayang bumoto base sa dami at bigat ng mga artistang nag-e-endorso sa kanya. Maaaring magaling ang kandidatong yon, maaaring masipag, maaaring mabait...pero hindi sya ang uri ng pinuno na magdadala ng pagbabago.


Ayos lang ang pag-endorso ng sikat at respetadong tao. Makakatulong yon sa kandidato. Pero ang paggamit ng santambak na artista sa pangangampanya ay insulto sa talino ng mga mamamayan.


Kung paano itrato ng kandidato ang mga botante, kung paano nya kinukuha ang boto ng tao, kung anong klaseng mga boto ang iniipon nya para maluklok sya sa pwesto, yun ang tingin nya sa Pilipino. At yun ang lideratong ibibigay nya sa Pilipinas.


Hindi gaanong "winnable" ang kandidatong puro pagpapaliwanag kung anong klaseng pinuno ang dapat piliin ng mga tao, pero maganda ang hangarin nyang itaas ang moral at kamalayan ng mga mamamayan; at hinahangaan ko ang respeto nya sa kapangyarihan ng eleksyon at sa kakayanan ng mga botanteng mag-isip at pumili nang tama.


Kung pag-aaralan ang kasaysayan ng mga pinakamagagaling at epektibong leader ng mundo, makikitang malayo pa ang panuntunan na ginagamit ng mga Pilipino....



"If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got." - Sabi ng naglalako ng taho kaninang umaga




(This political ad is paid by the friends and supporters of Eddie Gil and Ellie Pamatong.)

-Bisitahin ang multiply account ni Bob Ong para sa iba pa sa kanyang mga katha.

Grains of Thought- Status Quo

Friday, February 19, 2010 · 2 comments

"If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got".

It's actually a phrase I got from a blog post made by modern age popular Filipino author Bob Ong in his most recent article about choosing the next leaders of our country this coming May 2010 elections.

Coming from this, my grain of thought for the week would be to Challenge The Status Quo.

If we need to change anything, if we want change to happen in our lives and in our country as well, we need to overhaul the usual things that we do and start something new.

How Noynoy Aquino Can (Still) Win in May 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010 · 7 comments

Liberal Party presidential bet Noynoy Aquino still leads by an inch over Nacionalista Party's Manny Villar in the latest SWS presidential survey. But the latest survey released by Pulse Asia shows the two main proponents as statistically tied in the race, with +2/-2 margin of error.

While Noynoy still leads in the race, I have already stated in a previous article that Villar will win and become the next president of the Philippines. Why? Because the momentum is now on Villar, and the law of physics can attest that you need to give a stronger force in order to conquer that which is on the momentum.

But I believe it is not yet too late for Noynoy. He can still steal back the favor and emerge victorious after the counting of votes. But in order to do so, some drastic changes in his political strategies need to be implemented.

1. Get out of the shadow of Ninoy, Cory (and Kris). Limit the ads that state that you are related to them. Be your own man- show to the entire nation that you have your own identity. Brag about your accomplishments as a congressman and as a senator.

2. Don't stutter in your speech. This, you can do by being prepared in every forum and in every political sorties that you go to.

3. Make your platforms clear. It is not enough that you say you are against corruption, because for goodness sake, the presidential job is not just about fighting corruption, but in leading the entire nation.

4. Change your political advertisements immediately (and do not rap!). The best advertisement related to Noynoy Aquino I've seen so far is about him endorsing Pia Hontiveros for Senator, and not his own advertisement as a Presidential bet. To counter Villar's successful advertisements, why not employ Buboy Villar, Santino, and the Goin' Bulilit kids in your next advertisement?

5. Be visible together with Shalani Soledad. Man, Filipinos are very fond of love stories. Yours is already a very formidable love story to beat, and people will definitely buy in to that. Be always together, show your sweetness in public, sing and dance if you must in political sorties, and believe me, it can do wonders converting votes.

It is still about 3 months to go before the elections. It's never too late to try and change strategies.

Can Noynoy still pull off? Or will Villar get the job?

People

Monday, February 8, 2010 · 2 comments

I watch them as they come passing by in front of me. I was sitting in one of those cozy chairs sipping my cup of coffee, trying to buy out time, relaxing a bit after a day's busy work.

It's 7 in the evening, and people from all walks of life jam the hallway that will lead them to the train station. Men in long sleeves carrying what looks like laptop computers, others sporting round neck or polo shirts. Some women are wearing slack pants, while some are in their office uniforms.

Everybody seems rushing home, careless of the people near them, never taking the time and effort to look at what's happening in the surroundings.

And so I sat there wondering- how many of these people are rich, how many are poor? How many are looking ahead for a festive weekend, while some are thinking of where to get food for tomorrow? How many got promoted, and how many just lost his job? How many are excited for a new found love? How many are broken-hearted?

Such is the disparity among people.

I stood up after emptying my cup, and I went home.

Vegas Online 24/7

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Every Filipino would, of course, know about the popular city of Las Vegas, Nevada- thanks to the fact that this is the place where Filipino boxing icon Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao usually holds his big fight.

Aside from being the prominent place for big boxing bouts, the city of Las Vegas is more popularly known to be the place for fine dining, shopping and gambling. This is the place of renowned casino resorts, which is why it is also named as 'The Entertainment Capital of the World'. Because of this, Las Vegas has become one of the most prominent shooting locations of popular Hollywood movies such as Oceans 11 to 13 (Brad Pitt and George Clooney), Charlie's Angels (Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu), and What Happens in Vegas (Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz).

But does anybody know that because of recent technologies, one does not have to travel to Las Vegas and spend so much just to be able to experience playing casino games? Yes, folks! Because Online Vegas is now available in the internet, so you can now enjoy playing popular casino games anywhere you are, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (If you happen to watch one of those movies I've mentioned, you would have noticed that those who go and play in the casino are usually wearing coat and tie). So you can bet, you can play right at the comfort of your home!

For a start, of course, you have to have your computer and your internet connection. Online Vegas websites will also require you to download some softwares in order for you to play the games. But folks, beware! Make it sure that you only visit and play on trusted websites.

So do you want to play? You may want to try on and see the list of casino games available online now. Enjoy your Las Vegas experience!

A Million Thanks

Sunday, February 7, 2010 · 0 comments

Perhaps every blogger's desire is to have many people viewing his/her website. It really takes a lot of hardwork and research to be able to post entries and articles and attract readers to come back and follow what you are saying in your blog.

And so for this, I am offering my congratulations to my co-blogger Tina for achieving 1 million+++ visits (and counting!).

To celebrate the occassion, Tina is giving away some exciting giveaways to all of us.

Here's the (very easy mechanics)- blog about her one million thank yous giveaway promo, and leave the url of your blog on her comments box.


Prizes at stake are as follows:

1st prize - $15.00 and 3 months of free advertising!
2nd prize- $10.00 and 2 months of free advertising!
3rd prize- $5.00 and 1 month of free advertising!


The winners will be drawn on the following dates:

Feb 12: 3rd prize
Feb 19: 2nd prize
Feb 26: 1st prize


Again, a million congratulations to Tina for that 1million+++ views!

Muntik Na Kitang Lapitan

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 · 10 comments



Humigit-kumulang sampung taon nung huli tayong magkita.



Mataas ang pagtingin namin sa iyo dahil isa ka sa mga pinakamagaling na propesor sa kolehiyong pinag-aralan ko sa may U-Belt. Dagdag pa riyan, isa ka rin sa mga tumatayong advisers nang student organization na kinabibilangan ko.

Sampung taon.

Nadagdagan na ang mga gitla sa noo mo. Dumami na ang mga puting buhok at, tila tumaba ka yata? Saludo ako dahil walang pinagbago ang ayos mo, hanggang ngayon ay dala-dalawang bag ang bitbit mong gamit pang-eskwela. Lesson plan, libro, teaching materials, at siguro'y mga test papers na iisa-isahin mo pang markahan pagdating ng bahay.

Hindi mo siguro ako natatandaan dahil ni hindi mo ako pinansin nang magtama ang mga mata natin ng pasimpleng sulyapan kita upang tingnan kung ano na ba ang hitsura ng isa sa pinakapaborito kong guro sa kolehiyo.

Lalapitan na sana kita upang kumustahin at kamayan ka.

Ngunit bigla kang nangulangot.

Comfortable Inside And Out

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Do you ever wonder why the term "Home Sweet Home" is so often used whenever someone arrives home from a long journey? Well, it is because of the fact that our home is really the sweetest place to go. It is our refuge, the safest place and the most convenient place where we can just do what we want to do without anyone bothering us.

Needless to say, our home is our place of comfort. Because of this, it is very important that we purchase equipments and furnitures that will make our stay at our home as comfortable as possible-not only on the inside, but also on the outside.

Nowadays, more and more people are considering the outdoor appearance of their houses. Aside from putting gardens/beautiful landscapes, many of us would definitely put an Outdoor Patio Furniture set near the garden or near the swimming pool area.

There is actually a necessity in putting furnitures outside our homes. Sometimes, there are unexpected visitors that come into our house. And as much as we want to, we couldn't just invite them inside because we may not be prepared (for example, we haven't cleaned up inside our house, or we do not want them to prolong their stay because we have a lot more things to do after they leave). As a solution, we need to have Conversation Sets on our patio, a perfect area wherein we can invite visitors instead of asking them to come inside the house.

Conversation sets are a perfect place when we just would love to stay outside our house and gaze up the sky during a starry night.

Feeling romantic? Why not surprise your partner on a well-setup garden dinner outside your home? Make your date complete by using comfortable Patio Dining Sets. This is also nice when you want to invite close friends and/or relatives for a small group party.

Of course, making your house comfortable need not be expensive. It depends on how creative you are when it comes to purchasing the furnitures and/or equipments you need in order to make your house indeed a Home Sweet Home.


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