Saturday, September 23, 2006

RETURN OF THE SHRIKE (TIBAS)


This week marks the beginning of the Philippine leg of the oriental shrike's (locally known as tibas) migration. For those unfamiliar with the bird, it has a very distinctive eeeeekk-eeeeeekkk-eeeeeekk-eeeekkk! early in the morning and at dusk.

By this time this year, there should be a cacophony of shrike screams piercing the early morning or early dusk quiet. But there is just an occasional weak eek-eek-eek.

Bird flu?

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

LAPU-LAPU'S INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP DAY - THE TV COVERAGE

At the underwater clean-up event last Saturday (see related article), one of the highlights on land was the appearance of the ABS-CBN TV crew, covering the activities, and doing a lengthy interview with all concerned esp. Hon. Mario Y. Amores, MD the overall organizer of the city-wide activity.

I waited in childish anticipation of the broadcast (maybe I missed Maayong Buntag, Kapamilya) and it finally came Monday on the #1-rated primetime evening news - a grand 10-second blur.

Shortly following was a 2-minute news segment of a policeman who was apprehended for illegally discharging his firearm...which frequently happens, and doesn't even sound like news anymore.

Priorities! Priorities!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

AGAIN, I SWEAR THERE'S SOMETHING F@/KING WRONG WITH THE BIRHEN SA REGLA RELIGIOUS AUTHORITIES

After an absence of 6 weeks, there is now a car parked in front of the worshipers every Sunday in the last 4 weeks.

Once again I say:

"Fr. Rey and Fr. Bob, your lay ministers need a lesson in the sanctity of the Holy Mass. The worship areas of the church cannot be bothered by vehicles coming in and out during the ceremony. There is ample parking in the streets along the convent, or in the SACS quadrangle.

Or, maybe Fr. Rey and Fr. Bob do not know the solemnity and significance of the Holy Mass. In this case, fully understanding the autonomy of the Mactan Island vicarette, I implore His Excellency Cardinal Vidal and Mons. Dakay to send cathecists to rescue the Birhen Sa Regla Parish."

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

COMMENT FROM TES_EYEMD


tes_eyemd said...
dr, im an optha resident here in cebu. i like ur blog and im putting it as one of my link. hope u dont mind.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

A COMMENT...

Gene Palmiter said...
It's nice to have found your blog...I will be moving to Lapu-Lapu or Cebu in May and have to learn all I can. Your blog will be very usefull

Sunday, August 13, 2006

THE PHILIPPINES' CRUMBLING 5 PILLARS OF JUSTICE

I had a conversation with a Fil-Am expat the other day over dinner. And soon, our discussion drifted to the many cases he has pending in court, mainly to do with people transgressing on his ancestral property. He is getting terribly frustrated at every turn.

So, I told him about the 5 Philippine Pillars of Justice:
Each and every single one is broken and will soon crumble under the burden of patronage politics and governance going haywire, bringing the whole system down:
  • Pillar #1 - Law Enforcement: There are very good and well meaning people in the PNP. Some of them are close friends of mine. But, God knows, the whole system is very suspect of protectionism, graft and corruption. How else will the saying exist: "Hayahay pa's pulis."
  • Pillar #2 - Prosecution: (Same as #1. "Hayahay pa's piscal.")
  • Pillar #3 - Coursts: Plain and simple judges and judgements can be bought.
  • Pillar #4 - Corrections: If you have the resources, you'll get your way and do whatever you want to do in the correctionals.
  • Pillar #5 - Community: The community does not care anymore for "legal or illegal". Look around you, there is always something illegal going on - with no fail! The community does not care.

One of these days, I am going to write the book: "Surviving in the Virtual Anarchy of Present Philippine Society".

Friday, July 28, 2006

COMMENTS ON PONA


I saw and heard the PONA of our dear president. it was sooo scripted. so, where are the funds now?

p.s. regards kay meggy