Thank you, RoRo and TSM

Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo

It’s been the most stressful elections that I’ve ever witnessed. It is also the elections where I am most involved with, joining the volunteers group and keeping up with the feud that is happening with the presidentiables and its supporters.

I’ve never been this affected. This is the first for me. Mar Roxas losing the elections makes me question so many things. But apart from that, I am thankful that I’ve learned so much in many ways – on how the elections made me realize my choices, on the people around me and on how my choices inspire me to better.

I learned how to be more analytical – through reliable facts and figures, on finding credible sources, on where I should look for and for looking at the right balance. There’s too much black propaganda going on and even celebrities are leaning on to the false information, thanks to the trending sites sprawling online. Good thing my job has been helpful for looking at the rightmost side of things, and not on the irrelevant chismis that doesn’t make any sense/ruins one’s reputation. this lesson is closely related to what I’m currently doing on a daily basis, that’s why it’s the most important to me.

They say that “you are who you vote for” – I have already stated my reasons before on why I chose my candidate and I’m sticking to it. I also realize that respect and decency is something that needs to be mutual in everyone, that letting go of some people is the best thing ever (with blessings and support from colleagues of course!) and unfollowing people from my fb timeline gives me an utmost peace of mind.

It has made me feel better – for myself and for others as well. As stated by Bear grills, volunteering is an investment - because of the willingness to reach out to people and to use my talents in these situations. (read the article, I’ve been watching his shows and this makes perfect sense.)

I will still consider them as the top contender for this elections. I really hope that Leni Robredo will be officially proclaimed as the winner and today,  I am happy that Leni officially won the Vice presidential elections (YAY!). Mar Roxas may lost this elections, but his integrity and public service will surely continue, for his outstanding record, skillset and heart is undeniably better than the one who won the highest seat of the land. And I think that this stint will not be his last. I can sense that he’ll be back again soon. I’ll just have to wait for now.

rorololDespite having Du30 as our president-elect, I’m very sure that VP Leni will be a great vice president.  I can imagine different crazy/happy scenarios in the next 6 years, referring to the doodle above of course! :)

I also wanna thank The Silent Majority (TSM) and to the people that I’ve met for the good vibes and for helping me as well during the elections. <3

I’m still hoping for the better things to come. <3

New anime series in Animax: Nisekoi and The File of Young Kindaichi R!

 

Animax will be unleashing new anime series for all otakus of all ages. Animax has got it all covered, for they had the wide selection of anime series has to offer.

THE FILE OF YOUNG KINDAICHI R
Monday and Tuesday,8pm, 2 Episodes back-to-back 

The File of Young Kindaichi R is a Japanese mystery anime series created by TOEI Animation, the same studio that created anime hits like Bishoujo Seishi Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball series, Slam dunk among others. If you are a fan of Case Closed/Detective Conan by Gosho Aoyama, then you need to look forward to this anime series.

NISEKOI
Wednesday and Thursday, 8pm, 2 Episodes back-to-back

Nisekoi is the story of two high school students who are both children of opposing gangs. Raku Ichijou from the Yakuza family and Chitoge Kirisaki of the rival gang American Bee Hive’s story starts when they are forced to become lovers in order to keep their family rivalry at bay.

Tune in to Animax for more of their anime goodness. Catch them on SKYCable Channel 46, Cignal Digital TV Channel 34 and Dream Channel 07.

 

Desperate move or harsh truth?

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screencap from the controversial political ad. watch at your own risk.

 

I’m still shocked at political ad that has been aired last night about the presidentiable cussing on different issues, with a child emulating him. While many of us (me included) condemned the video for using the child for mudslinging and some think of it as a desperate move from the certain vice presidentiable, it’s sad to say that this is the harsh truth that is happening in our society. And we are still in denial for it just days away from May 9 and the certain presidentiable’s supporters are pointing fingers on who’s really to blame on showing this political ad on primetime. (Arrived late last night, learned bout it on facebook and I’m not keen on watching telenovelas, anime nalang pls?)

It is true that values and morals should start in our parents and family, but go outside and look at the streetchildren and their parents. they are all rude, rawdy and cussing all over and they just don’t care. It’s been like this everyday in where I lived, as our not-so-friendly tambay kids shouting and cursing and cussing around even at midnight. There are some doing their pot sessions and the stench are so filthy that it reaches our humble home now.

While we condemn this ad for its content, are you ok with having a president na nambabastos na nagmumura on a daily basis? someone who lies more often? someone who has an undeclared assets and liabilities? someone who receives gifts from donors and friends while at the office? someone who is willing to give up one of the islands to the enemy territory? someone who jokes about rape? I don’t think so.

I really hope that they could open their eyes to the truth. Let’s all vote wisely.

How 4Ps helped the underprivileged

 

 

Image is obviously mine, posted before when I covered the 4Ps event

I remember the time that I went to the Manila Post Office to cover an event in behalf of Astig.PH about the distribution of the prepaid cards to the recipients of the MCCTs or the modified conditional cash transfer as part of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, or 4Ps.

Started as one of PGMA’s programs, it’s a good thing that PNoy has continued this program to help the underprivileged.

But as the campaign surfaces, various programs from candidates has plans for the said program. One of which is Mar and Leni’s promise of continuity and improvement of such campaign.

I remember during the MCCT event that I covered that there are so many who needs help, and I’ve only seen Manilenyos and Manilenyas benefiting from this program. It makes me realize how this program benefited homeless street families, indigenous people and displaced families so that they could send their children to school and to improve their way of living.

I think with Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo’s plan to institutionalize the program and making it into a law, it’ll be a great thing for sure! I really pray that the poorest of the people will improve their lives through this program and will rise up again.

It is all about continuity and improvement of our way of living. This is one of the reasons why I’m all for RoRo!

Leaders by example: Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo

Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo

I applaud these candidates for the moral stance and leadership. And here they are, slowly-but-surely rising their way to the surveys, especially now that elections are just days away.

So why RORO? I made it clear before that if not for Miriam handpicked BBM as her VP, I would’ve go for her and Leni. Mar Roxas is my second choice, until I realize that he is indeed the best choice along with her running mate Ms Leni Robredo.

On Mar Roxas

I’ve seen personal testimonials on how Mar Roxas is as a boss and a leader – consistent, detailed, meticulously planned. His stint as the DTI secretary is proof, along with the bills that it was passed and implemented. His job as a DILG secretary, as I observed, was one of the toughest that I’ve seen, especially during the Bohol earthquake and the supertyphoon Yolanda, that I think until today, it’s been blaming him on the slow process and not the people from the local government who I think, needs to take action. His visits are mostly unannounced, and I think media is not needed for the much-needed exposure for his achievements imho.

On Leni Robredo

Leni has been a public servant ever since. She is a human rights lawyer since then before she became a congresswoman. Her service has been admired by many, especially now that she’s hands-on in supporting the Sumilao farmers during the campaign.

Both of them are leaders by example

As I observed, they are all for humility and not for grand gesture. For me they are the true leaders by example that doesn’t need any grand exposure from the media. For a true leader is someone who can reach out to everyone and has the heart for all.