PH: Message to the World!

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In Photos: American activists rally against Duterte in New York

A letter to my friends and family in the US and elsewhere:

Thank you for the concern, but you’re being misled. (Now, I really want to know who that Filipina is in this group. She looks like the odd person out in a sea of kids. Was she the organizer? Very interesting.)

If the President is forcibly removed, please know that you will be doing our country more harm than good. Not only will you leave us a fragmented country, you will also leave us at the mercy of drug cartels which have run this country, and which are so powerful that they have on their payroll judges, politicians, and as investigations are being done now, allegedly the ex-Secretary of the Department of Justice (now Senator) herself.

There is also a chance that Mindanao, the second largest archipelago, will secede, and all peace negotiations that have been started between the government and the Communists in our country (the longest insurgency ever), will be halted. There will be little pockets of rebellion, and you will be fomenting resentment for the US among our previously US-loving citizens. We’ve been staunchly pro US all these years. If you meddle, not a few Filipinos will suddenly find themselves sympathizing, justified or not, with the countries the US has invaded to “save”; to question the wisdom of forcing a foreigner’s ethnocentric view on a sovereign state.

You don’t understand the depth of desperation until you’ve lived here. The things you hear in the news do not even scratch the surface.

We are angry, desperate, and frustrated, and we hope you can see that.

It will be back to Third World, most-corrupt-country-ever status for us. Forget about visiting this country too. Right now, there are improvements being done in our airports, only a few years ago considered the World’s Worst.

You dont want terrorists? Please leave our country alone. Drug money fuels terrorism, and we haven’t had a President who could talk to the militants and the rebels like this one could. Some parts of Mindanao have become training ground for future ISIS rebels. To stop this President’s war against drug lords and terrorists is to sign your agreement that more powerful terrorist organizations can come to poor, disorganized, US-hating Philippines to harvest more willing bodies.

You don’t know the scope. No news article has ever summed it up so you could understand the depth and breadth of the Philippines’ problems.

Please don’t let yourselves be used by those who want to wrestle power away from the President of our country, the only man with cojones big enough to take on not just the
ruling elite of the Philippines but also international drug cartels.

The TL/DR version of why you’re being manipulated is this:

Rodrigo Roa Duterte was a mayor of Davao City for 20 years. He was forced to run for President by the Filipino people because the choices were dismal. Apart from an alleged corrupt vice president and a newbie senator, he ran against the anointed one named Mar Roxas, who was the previous administration’s bet. While the previous administration has its fans, the overwhelming support for Duterte–91 percent–means most people are crying for change.

You remember his predecessor? Benigno Aquino III was the President when Typhoon Haiyan happened. Do you remember asking where your donations went? Do you remember hostages from Hong Kong dying in that bus because of bungled operations? Or the news of our country’s Special Action Forces dying in battle due to botched, ill-organized operations?
That’s not even half of it. If you don’t know that, I’m sure you know how notorious Manila traffic is. The chief who handled that told us Filipinos not to worry because traffic isn’t fatal anyway. (A Japanese firm did say that while we aren’t dying, our economy is, as we lose about 3 billion dollars EVERY DAY in the gridlock.)

You understand why people did not want Mar Roxas, who by the way, as the interior secretary, was “on top” of the failed Haiyan relief operations.

When Duterte came into power, he sought to dismantle the organized crime and corruption that have been the most prominent features of this country. The Philippines is run on patronage politics, and because Duterte was not an insider–he was just a mayor of a far away city, after all–he stepped on as many toes as liberally and with as much impunity, shocking for toes that have never been stepped on. He went after the most untouchable of our leaders: generals, priests, mayors, cabinet secretaries. He also has a dirty mouth–but if you made us Filipinos choose between his dirty mouth, and his rivals’ dirty hands, we’d let out a string of curses.

And this is why you hear so much bad press about Duterte. Who was it that said, history is written by the victor? In our case, our story is being written by those who have the access and the resources to alter the truth. WHO STANDS TO GAIN MOST FROM DUTERTE BEING IMPEACHED?
91 percent of us can only hope to reach you this way.

This guy is 71 years old. He has nothing to lose (except his life, which apparently does not bother him) and everything to gain. He is fighting for the legacy, the bragging rights to say, “I cleaned up the Philippines.”

What you see in the news, the killings on the streets, is not the handiwork of the government alone. As the President often says, what we’re dealing with is not a crisis, but a war. And there will be blood. There is blood not just because of legal police apprehensions, but because the drug cartels are cleaning up after their own.

Our policemen are not provided their own bullets–do you think at a salary of 300-400 usd a month, they can afford to go on a killing rampage? Someone is bankrolling it, and it’s not the government.

I agree that the President needs to make a tougher stand on the killings–he did condemn them but apparently not emphatically enough–and I agree that he needs to be harsher, but if those were his only shortcomings, to call for his impeachment, when he has done so much for the ordinary Filipino, is taking it too far.

Here’s something to think about:

While we are a poor country, Filipinos are known to be a strong, united people. We are not ignorant, we are not stupid, we are highly literate. We have unhampered access to social media, we have scholars and students everywhere. The only times we ever needed saving are the times when our leaders couldnt do it for us, like Haiyan.
Since 1986, when we successfully ousted the dictator Ferdinand Marcos in EDSA 1, the Filipino has believed in his freedom and his capacity to change the government.
Our bloodless revolutions have become iconic. We ousted one more President after: Joseph Estrada, for charges of graft and corruption on EDSA 2. We also sent one President, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, to “jail.”

EDSA is a symbol of our freedom and our capacity to THINK FOR OURSELVES.

We are highly capable of OUSTING LEADERS we do not want.

So if we wanted to oust Duterte, we would be VERY CAPABLE to do it on our own. And it would be hell of a lot easier too. We would have disgruntled oligarchs on our side, and I am sure the drug cartels would even happily fund those who are corrupt in our military to stage coup d’ etats.

BUT WE DONT. SO MANY OF US DONT! 91 percent of us dont! Because we understand our own internal struggles more than any of you do.

To meddle in our affairs is akin to saying you do not trust us to govern for ourselves, which smacks so hard of colonialism.

Please, thank you for your concern, and for the aid, but allow us to build our nation the way we think best.

There are dissenters,some trolls, but others very brilliant, in our midst. We have oppositions in both Houses, in the Senate and Congress. There is an ongoing Senate hearing on the killings, led quite ironically, by the woman charged of coddling drug protectors herself.

WE DO NOT LACK FOR DISSENT. PEOPLE ARE NOT DYING HERE FOR ATTACKING DUTERTE. There is NO dictatorship.

The original plan is to impeach Duterte, but because they could not find the support from the Filipino public–actually the opposition is very much reviled in this country, to put it mildly–the threat is to have Duterte dragged to the International Crimes Court. And you have become unwitting characters in a stage that has been set to make this happen.

YOU ARE BEING USED IN AN ELABORATE POWER PLAY AND YOU DO NOT EVEN KNOW IT.

When and if we are ready to oust Duterte, you will hear about it. As I’ve said, we can do it on our own.

But until then, please respect, please, please LISTEN to the voices of the majority of the Filipino people.

Thank you!

 

Krizette Laureta Chu

Being Human (TV Series)

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Being-Human-001I love TV series and movies and this will be my first time to comment negatively. So, I’ve been watching this TV series, BEING HUMAN. Sad to say, its the most stupid plot. The characters’ behavior are inconsistent. I really regret buying the Blue-Ray – The Complete Series (Series 1 to 4)  of Being Human. The story sucks. George scream or shouts like a gay. I guess the creator and writer Toby Whithouse really have unstable plots of his story. Totally, I don’t recommend this TV series. I find this TV series sucks.

Verdict: -Z (Awful)

Railway Hotel in Palmerston North, New Zeleand

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It’s been two weeks now in Palmerston North. There’s two accommodation that I choose, the Railway and @theHub. At the end, I chose to stay at Railway Hotel at 275 Main street. It is owned by Garry Young, a very good landlord… He always ask my comfort staying at his hotel/hostel/backpackers lodge. The room is excellent and I am satisfied what Garry offered me. He also include the WiFi internet for free of charge and with free car park. Unlike @theHub, their internet will cost you 27$ per week and the car park for 20$ per week.

I will just share my experience looking for a place to stay with in Palmerston North. Monday, first prospect was @theHub introduced by my sister’s friend and I booked the studio type 200$/week from their website. I visit the next @thHub to confirm if I could transfer on Saturday and they said, they will check the vacancy and the assigned staff that day showed me the room (rm 707 I think) and I saw the size, included furniture, bathroom, bed etc and the staff said its just 200$/week and 4 weeks bond which will cost $800 when I move in. So I came back again to @theHub after two days, they said their computer network is down, they cannot look up my bookings. So I came back again the next day, this droopy eyes staff said all he could offer is the 250$/week and 4 weeks bond (which will cost me 1000$ to move in) then I said if could I check the room. So this other big guy show me the room (703) and when I saw the room, its exactly the same the last room that I saw last few days ago and they said its 250$/week. Back in the reception area, I told them that if they could hold it for me because I’m contacting someone for my finances in my stay in Palmy which I’ve been contacting my sister if its okay to rent a studio type with a price of 250$/week. But my sister didn’t reply and its Friday which I need to move on Saturday. A week before, my sister said they will visit me in Palmy to move me to a better place which I was currently staying at Pepper Tree backpackers.

So Saturday morning, I told my sister that she will try to talk the receptionist without me if she can book and move as walk-in. Because I have this feeling this droopy eyes idiot staff @theHub is only good to females. So my sister and her friend talk to the receptionist, and guess what at the end of their negotiation, they offer to my sister that they could find a way that my sister and her friend could transfer or move right away to @theHub with a price of 200$/week! Fuck the @theHub accommodation staff and management! I said to my sister, this staff are shit! And I think they are racist too! So if you’re a male Asian and attempt to book @theHub, don’t bother to do it. You’ll waste your time. They are morons! My verdict for @theHub, Female MANIAC!

Next suspected accommodation is the Palmy 31. All I can say, its hard to book or talk to their staff. Their office hours is only 4PM to 5PM and if you are working from 8:30Am to 5AM, you can’t catch this staff. When you called them, they will say to book online. And when you visit their website, there’s a form but you cannot submit electronically. How dumb that website? They have to fill you up the form then print it and then fax it to them. That’s their instruction! What kind of system was that? How hassle that could be for the people trying to book and visit the site. My verdict for this Palmy 31, dumb system!

Lastly, Railway Hotel. I just visit the place and meet Garry, talk to him and show me the room, the laundry area, kitchen area and boom! He said, I could transfer right away and the transfer fee is only 2 weeks, the room is 195$/week with bathroom, and 6 weeks minimum stay which I will be staying in Palmy Nth for 3 months and its a good deal. The room includes; large LED HD TV, fridge, microwave, heater and furniture. So I took the room and staying in Railway Hotel comfortably. I am also walking distance to the Warehouse, New World, Asian store, fish & chips store and most of all, near enough to my work place. 🙂

Railway Hotel website: http://www.railwayhotel.co.nz

Contact Garry for your accommodation needs in Palmerston North.

Phone: +64 6 354-5037
Fax: +64 6 354-6268

DUMP/JUNK/TRASH SOPA/PROTECT-IP

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PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

Tell Congress not to censor the internet NOW! – fightforthefuture.org/pipa

PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate and the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the government and corporations the ability to censor the net, in the name of protecting “creativity”. The law would let the government or corporations censor entire sites– they just have to convince a judge that the site is “dedicated to copyright infringement.”

The government has already wrongly shut down sites without any recourse to the site owner. Under this bill, sharing a video with anything copyrighted in it, or what sites like Youtube and Twitter do, would be considered illegal behavior according to this bill.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, this bill would cost us $47 million tax dollars a year — that’s for a fix that won’t work, disrupts the internet, stifles innovation, shuts out diverse voices, and censors the internet. This bill is bad for creativity and does not protect your rights.

Biden on Internet Freedom = Anti-SOPA from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

americancensorship.org

Joe Biden filled in for Hillary Clinton at the London Conference on Cyberspace (LCC) on November 1st, giving a speech on the importance of freedom in cyberspace and talking up the importance of freedom on the internet and not regulating the internet. Meanwhile, the Obama Administration stands with congress in full support of H.R 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act, which would give copyright holders the ability to censor websites on the net. We need to stand up now and let Congress know that they shouldn’t mess with the Internet!

[REPOST] 7 Ways To Fail When Outsourcing To The Philippines by John Jonas

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My co-worker sent me a link and found it very true of most of the employers in Online Jobs. They maltreated Filipinoes as their virtual assistant, they want to do everything and finish it in a day or hour or a second. And I found it as stupidity tasks coz we are not Superman! I would like to re-post this good article by John Jonas.


When it comes to outsourcing your business (or yourself!) to the Philippines, there’s definitely a learning curve.
Here are 7 ways you can guarantee failure for yourself :
(Hint: Don’t do these things!)

1. Try To Hire Someone To Do Everything

Here’s an actual email I got this week

So wait…you want a programmer, graphic designer, webmaster, who is fluent in english and likes to write, who can write sales copy, autoresponders, forum posts, ebooks, and reports.
Oh yeah, sure, let me help you find that person!
Oh wait, that person doesn’t exist.
Hire someone to do a specific task! Then train them to be able to do everything.

2. Hire A Project Manager

Filipinos don’t know how to run your business for you.
Don’t try to hire a project manager first along with 6 others, and expect that “project manager” to manage those other 6 and get things done. They don’t know how.
YES! They’re very capable of being project managers, but very rarely will you find someone who has been involved in enough internet business that you can just turn a project over to them and have them manage other people for you.
Eventually…yes! After you’ve trained them and they’ve seen how the business is supposed to work.

3. Hire Someone And Ignore Them

You have to train the person you hire. They don’t know how to run your super-niche internet marketing business. Don’t expect to hire someone and just let them go do everything themselves. Expect to spend some time working with them.

4. Ask Someone To Do Work Before You Offer Them A Job

This is my favorite.
I get an email that says

Can you please tell me why I can’t successfully hire someone, they all keep disappearing.
Here’s the email I send them:
I want you to start by doing a trial task.
Write 20 articles, submit them to article directories, do a bunch of directory submissions for me, build me a website and write all the content for it.
Then, I’ll evaluate your work and see if it’s going to work out.

hahahahaha.
Yeah right!
They’re not going to do work until AFTER they know they have a full-time job working for you.
Don’t give them a test task. Give them a job. Tell them the first month is a probationary period.

5. Expect Immediate Results

This is a long-term proposal here. I’ve been doing it for 4 years. You’re not going to see the same results in 4 days.
Don’t expect it.

6. Search and Search and Search For The Right Person, Then Email Them

Hey John,
I searched for 3 days and I found the perfect candidate. They can do everything you said wasn’t possible back up in #1 on this blog post. Why won’t they respond to me?

Why?
Because they already have a job and they’re loyal to their current employer.
Instead of trying to find the perfect person up front, try contacting 20 potential fits, see who responds, then sort through them.

7. Set The Wrong Expectations

When you hire them, don’t tell them you expect them to be totally self-directed and to work without supervision and to be able to figure everything out on their own.
If you do, you’ll never hear from them again.
Try telling them

I expect you to try to figure things out, but I understand that I’m going to give you tasks that you won’t know how to do, and sometimes there won’t be any way to figure it out. In these cases, please know that I’m here to answer your questions. I’m here to help you. Please don’t hesitate to ask me when you get stuck.

Otherwise, when they don’t know how to do something they get embarrassed and will never talk to you again.
If you set the right expectation with them about asking for help, they’ll ask, you’ll help, and all will be happy and good.

These aren’t hard things to avoid…you just have to know about them to avoid them.
There’s more good stuff like this as a member of ReplaceMyself.com.


Author: John Jonas

Article Reference: http://www.jonasblog.com/7-ways-to-fail-when-outsourcing-to-the-philippines

Bayan ko walang pag-asa…

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Yesterday, I watch TV and shocked about the decision of the Judge (DOJ) that they release Ampatuan who brutally killed 57 people. Does the word “Justice” really work in our country? Well I guess this country is not an ideal one.

I am tired of the political issues in this country. The word CORRUPT is all over the country. There’s no such news that no corrupted city. Such president, GMA, cover everything up. She’s smart, yet too obvious. So far so good, she made the freedom fighters sent to prison.

In addition, such scheduled brown-outs. They say there’s no water because El Niño. Do you really think its El Niño? If there’s water, how can the water district supply water to us? As I remember, my last El Niño experience, even water supplies are scheduled for no water supply.

Straight to the point, scheduled brown-outs are for messing the incoming 2010 election since we are using electronic voting system. And messing our electric bill so that the politicians behind the power supplies need money from the people. Such sudden increase of electric bill price is an obvious move.

Well, there’s nothing I can do about this country. This is how they make the Philippines go round. All I need is pray for my migration somewhere else and finally rest in peace.

One thing, here at my birth city, its starting to create a bad crowd. You know what I mean… 🙂

Whew! God help me go through that surrounds me… Please help me migrate away from this country.

I believe, this country would be next to Haiti neither of these countries; Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sudan, East Timor, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia…

Conspiracy Theory: Earthquake, Tidal Waves and other Natural Disaster

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Do you really think Earthquake, Tidal Waves and other Natural Disaster are really natural event? Like Haite Earthquake, Phuket Thailand Tsunami and Chile Earthquake…

For my analysis, these are man made events. It’s a test causing Earthquake, Tidal Waves and other Natural Disaster. This is another mass destruction weapon of U.S. Government. It might be the HARP project nor other Top Secret project.

Yet, I don’t know how to prove it cause I’m just a low life human being… 😛

Everyday Brown-out ordered by Politicians from Above

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This scheduled brown-out in Iligan City and all over the Philippines, does really about El Niño? I don’t think so! Let me reveal the truth to you.

One of the employee from NAPOCOR I talked to and he said, “It is an order from above… It’s not El Niño. There are enough water to supply the turbine of NAPOCOR. I think this is political strategy.”

See folks, do not believe in the TV news or newspaper saying that its about El Niño! Fuck them! For my analysis, this is just a strategy to take down the Election 2010. Or let’s just say someone really want to cheat or desperate to win for power and greed. Well, if GMA fuck up FPJ… Then she can do it again to let her presidential bet win.

I believe Philippines will just be a junkyard in the future. Just like Somalia nor Niger. There’s no hope for these people. Everybody is running for the money… For their glorified greed! *sigh!* God help us! Let the Philippine islands sink to the bottom of the sea, just like Atlantis!

No hay palabra de honor

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When I watched TV last December 2009 (which I watch TV rarely), I saw the advertisement of the promised politician, Manny Villar. (which also I got irritated with his ads) And I said, *puff!* He really got a guts running for President after his controversial C5. Not to mention what he promised to me and my colleagues way back year 2005, under Mindanao Business and Management Youth Congress program. (see picture below) And until now his ads still air on ABS-CBN. And thinking that every ads in ABS-CBN cost hundreds of thousands. Yet he can afford to air his ads. Then I realized the C5 controversial, and said to myself… Now I get it why he got enough funds for his campaign.

Manny Villar with MBMYC Staff

Manny Villar with MBMYC Staff

The picture was a meeting with Manny Villar and the MBMYC Staff. Villar promised that he will finance a livelihood program and helping the poor in the remote areas in Cagayan de Oro City. He made a lot of promises that day. Yet he accomplished nothing. After the meeting, no funds has been sent to us.

After that, I concluded that this politicians will do nothing for our country!

Election 2010, I won’t vote any president! They are all the same! Dick, Binay, Noynoy and Villar… Same feathers! And they flock together!

Filipinos will always be hopeless with these kind of people!

In addition, I was tagged in the facebook and laugh hard about it… And I think its true! Bwuahahahaha!

🙂

Attacks in Mindanao

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soldierSince I’m young, I always experience about bombing here and there anywhere in Mindanao. After many-many years, I realized that its all a play. A way of having more money to come for the politicians.

  1. Bombing of Maria Christina Bridge in Iligan City (April 20, 2009) – It seems the election is so near, all bombs away where the money comes. I think 64M has been released for the repair. And many months later from the released date, there no repair happened. Again, its a play to get the money from above.
  2. Bombing of Sabayle Street, Iligan City (July 6, 2009 — includes also other places in Mindanao) – I think it all about the charter change. Since they want to change the constitution, they want to declare martial law by using the terrorist act and somehow, they were the terrorist.

As my conclusion to these events, Mindanao is the source of their money. Not to mention all the illegal drugs, firearms and etc are came from Mindanao and somehow protected by the highest position in this country. In short, Mindanao is the lab rats!

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