A Call to All Filipino Patriots

The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, People’s Patriotic Movement, and Bayan Muna invite us to “Panata ng Bayan,” an indoor Rally & Cultural Program with Vice President Teofisto Guingona, former Senator Wigberto Tañada, and other patriotic leaders on July 4, 2003, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, at Colegio de San Juan de Letran Gym in Intramuros, Manila.

This year, there are two reasons why we should take July 4, now called Philippine-American Friendship Day, as an occasion to highlight our patriotism and the Filipino people’s national democratic aspirations.
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On forwarded emails

My email signature is: “If you are one of those insufferable idiots who forward anything that promises ‘something bad will happen if you don’t,’ then something bad will happen to you if I ever meet you in a dark alley.”

That’s because I’m tired of all the forwarded chain mails that I keep on getting from friends and colleagues who aren’t even considerate enough to put my address in the BCC field of their email client to prevent spammers from getting hold of my address.

Here, let me share you something that we should recite everyday. It’s a compilation of anti-chain mails and stupid forwards that I gathered from email and the Web:

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Sino'ng Pumatay sa Senado?

A dead institution . . . that has not produced anything” daw ang Senado, sabi ni Kit Tatad, dating senador at ngayo’y chair ng advisory council ng Pwersa ng Masa. Funny naman that one, hehehe.

Kung patay ito, “Sino ang pumatay sa Senado?” ang tanong ng Inquirer. Sino nga ba?

Nakakatawang pakinggan ang mga ganyang pananalita mula sa isang dating senador na minsa’y naging dahilan ng lubusang pagbagsak ng kredibilidad ng–at kawalan ng tiwala ng taumbayan sa–institusyong kinabibilangan niya. Sinong makakalimot sa papel si Tatad sa “no vote” ng Senado sa impeachment trial ni Erap noong Enero 16, 2001 na nagpaputok ng People Power 2?

Ang bayang itong pugad ng luha’t dalita, pinagpupugaran din talaga ng makakapal ang mukha!

Yosi Kadiri, Batas Na!

Tapos na ang maliligayang araw ng mga walang pakundangang* yosi boys and girls.

Nilagdaan kanina ni Ate Glo ang Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003 (RA 9211) na naglalayong protektahan ang mga mamamayan laban sa masamang epekto ng paninigarilyo.

Sa ilalim ng batas na ito, bawal na ang paninigarilyo sa lahat ng pampublikong lugar gaya ng mga paaralan, ospital, mga terminal, restawran, at iba. Bawal na rin ang pagbebenta ng yosi sa mga tindahan na malapit sa mga paaralan, at di na pagbebetahan nito ang mga menor de edad. Required din ang mga kumpanyang gumagawa ng sigarilyo na ilagay ang health warning sa harapan ng kaha ng yosi. Iba-ban na rin simula 2007 ang mga ads ng mga sigarilyo sa iba’t ibang media.
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Work of Mosquito Press Cited

(From Today/abs-cbnNEWS.com, June 22, 2003)

Former President Corazon Aquino on Saturday paid tribute to the indispensable role of the Alternative Press in the overall struggle against the Marcos dictatorship, and said its work and the lessons from its experiences should be disseminated so that people will always remain vigilant over their freedoms.

In a speech at the prelaunching of the book The Mosquito Years: The Alternative Press in the Shadow of a Dictator at the National Press Club in Intramuros, Manila, Aquino recalled how difficult it was to publicize any critical comment against martial law, with the dictatorship having full control of mass media.
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Rock Enroll Tayo


Tara, Rock Enroll tayo!

Gaganapin ang Rock Enroll ngayong June 27, ika-7 ng gabi, sa UP Bahay ng Alumni.

Anong Rock Enroll kamo? Eto, mula sa Peyups.com, isa sa mga tahanan ko sa CyberSpace:

“It aims to be an audio visual treat with the country’s top bands such as Sugarfree, Pan, Twisted Halo, Imago, Chicosci, Slapshock, Fatal Posporos, Bog, Cambio, Matilda, Sandwich and Vendo Machine providing the music. While short films and animations by visual artists such as Clang Sison, Marcus Adoro, Aureus Solito, Bong Segovia, J Lucas Reyes, Diwa Fernandez, Loudimer Guibani, Jing Villareal and a lot more will be projected on stage.”

Kita-kits! 😉

Naunsiyami

Naunsiyami ang biyahe ko kanina. Dapat pabalik na ako sa Maynila, pero dahil sa bagyo ay ‘di ako natuloy. Hindi pinayagan ng Coast Guard na bumiyahe ang mga sasakyang pandagat. Dito muna ako ulit sa Marinduque.

Nawala (o nanenok) nga pala ang Nokia 7110 ko noong isang linggo. Huwag na ninyo akong i-text sa 09192477774. E-mail me na lang for my new number kung ‘di pa kita na-text. Kita-kits (sa Jollibee, hehe)!

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"Protect Our National Patrimony." –VP

Larawan mula sa Bulatlat.comVice President Teofisto Guingona has urged the Filipino youth to protect our national patrimony. Speaking before the participants of a summer youth camp, he said:

“Stand up against the attempts to open up our land, mineral and marine resources for foreigners and rich multinational corporations can come in and exploit our national patrimony.

“Because you, our youth, are idealistic and visionary, you have the power and the potential to build the future not only of your family but also of the community and the nation.”
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