Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tagum City finalist in 2010 Nat'l Literacy Awards


THE National Offices of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Department of Education (DepEd) and Non-Government Organization (NGO) Education Network, Philippine were in City of Tagum for an ocular visit and on-site validation for the city's entry to the 2010 National Literacy Awards being one of the five finalist entire Philippines in the Year's Outstanding Implementation of Literacy Programs for Local Government Unit, in Component City Category.
The four other finalists are Balanga City in Bataan, Malaybalay City in Bukidnon, Cadiz City in Negros and Sorsogon City in Sorsogon.
For the record, Tagum City won already twice in this search as Champion in the year 2005 and 2008 and if the city again wins this year for the third time, the city could place in the "Hall of Fame."
The 2010 Literacy Flagship Program of the City was presented in Power point Presentation by one of the Members of the Tagum Literacy Working Group, the City Planning Development Officer Reynaldo G. CadeliƱa and the flagship were categorized into; (1) Literacy and Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Management focusing on Agri and Eco-Friendly program the Organic Farming, (2) Literacy and Education thru Scouting Program, (3) Literacy and Expanded Health Services thru Balik-Sigla Program, (4) Literacy and Economic Development thru Night Market and Financial Literacy, and (5) Literacy and Cultural Development thru showcasing the Kaimonan Festival.
"Tagum City Officials have been working on intensifying the city's literacy programs and that great compliment and awards provide make better for them to work hard and more," said by City Literacy Coordinating Council (CLCC) Chairman City Councilor Nicandro Suaybaguio, Jr., in his welcome address.
The National Literacy Awards is given annually "to recognize and honor to the Local Government Units for advocating literacy as part of their good governance."

 source:  http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/tagum-city-finalist-2010-natl-literacy-awards

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

BUHAY NG MARALITA SA PAMPUBLIKONG OSPITAL

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Lunes ng gabi Hulyo 18, 2011 alas sais (6) ng gabi.. masaya kaming nanonood ng tv. nag-aantay sa kuya kong bumili ng ulam Pritong Manok; di nagtagal dumating na sya at nag umpisa na kaming kumain. Masaya at nagtatawanan di alam ang mangyayari; pagkatapos kumain bigla kaming nakaramdam ng kakaiba sa aming tiyan at si papa biglang nagsusuka at nagtatae.

Buong gabi kaming di nakatulog sa sakit ng tiyan nawala din naman  nung uminom kami ng gamot pero si papa di niya kinaya hanggang umabot ang umaga tumawag na ako ng 911 ambulansya at dinala namin si papa sa SPMC (dating DMC o Regional Hospital). Di ko sana gusto na dun dalhin kasi marami na akong naririnig na di maayos ang sistema dun sa pag gamot sa mga pasyente at marami na raw ang namatay kahit di naman malala ang sakit pero "I have no choice" dahil walang wala din ako kaya sinubukan ko.

Alas otso(8) ng umaga dumating kami sa Emergency Room at pinahiga papa ko sa maliit na kama. Habang ini-interview ako ng doktor (di ako sure kung doktor ba yun), anyway, habang nag-uusap kami at nagsusulat sya binigyan nya ako reseta nga gamot "paracetamol" at may iba pa. napakaraming pasyente halos dikit-dikit na ang higaan nilal halo-halo ang mga maysakit, maingay dahil may umiiyak at umuuongol sa sakit na nararamdaman.

Lumipas ang ilang oras nakaupo lang ako habang tumitingin sa sa ibang pasyente at sa papa ko na naghihirap sa sakit na nararamdaman. Umabot na ng tanghali nabili ko yung gamot na nireseta at nilapit ko sa "nurse station" sabi nila... "antayin mo lang roving nurse na lalapit sa inyo" naghintay din ako... alas3 ng hapon lumapit ulit ako sa nurse station mahinahon akong nagtanong  ba't di pa nalapatan ng gamot papa ko biglang tumaas boses nung bading na nurse "Wag kang humarang dyan kasi di makadaan ang mga pasyente!" umalis ako at bumalik sa papa ko, naawa na ako kasi naghihirap na papa ko sa sakit na nararamdaman niya. 

Alas 5 ng hapon di ko na natiis bumalik ako sa nurse station at sinigawan ko mga nandun. . . "ANO BA GAGAMUTIN NYO BA PAPA KO O HINDI? KANINANG UMAGA PA KAMI DITO GAGABI NA LANG WALA PA RING TUMINGIN SA PAPA KO!" dumating ang doktor at tiningnan papa ko at kinunan ng laboratory request. Naisip ko "effective kaya ginawa ko?" kailangan pa bang gumawa ng ganun para lang makuha atensyon nila? Napakahirap pala maging mahirap kasi di ka maaasikaso; ito ba'y dahilan sa kawalang sistema o kakulangan ng mga doktor dito sa pinas dahil nag aabroad na sila lahat.

Masakit loob ko habang nakikita ko papa ko na naghihirap sa sakit at di inaasikaso, magtatatlong araw na kami pero hanggang ngayon wala pa ring resulta kung ano dahilan ng kanyang sakit. Kung mayaman lang sana ako gaya ng napapanood ko sa tv. na halos minu-minuto inaasikaso ng mga doktor kaso ito lang makaya ko. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

2nd CLEANEST WATER IN THE WORLD-DAVAO CITY

When experts went to Davao City to test the Dumoy water source, they said that it is the 2nd cleanest water in the world. Not only that, they also found out that it is the sweetest tasting water that can be found in the Philippines. For that reason, many factories that utilize water as their source of income have been flourishing around the city.


Dumoy’s water, which is located at Talomo District South of Davao City, has the second cleanest water on earth.


There is a scarcity of water in some parts of the world. Many people die everyday due to dehydration. By this reason itself, we should learn to conserve water. Moreover, we should also learn to protect our water and preserve God given abundance of 2nd World's cleanest water. VISIT DAVAO!


But we all know that water may be in abundance now, but it is a resource that is not easily replenishable, especially if we continue with the way we flatten out watersheds and dispose of wastes. We already have a law, the least local government can do is ensure that it becomes implementable and then start on an idea that has been there all the time except that we are just too lazy to make use of it -- free rainwater.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

KAMAO NG AGILA!

Di lingid sa lahat ang mga nangyayari sa Pugad ng AGILA, Baha na naging dahilan sa pagkamatay ng halos 30 residente ng Matina.


Dumagdag pa ang marahas na demolisyon na kung di napigilan ni Inang Agila ay siguradong kakalas pa ng maraming buhay... Di man maiintindihan ng marami ang ginawa ni Inday pero para sa kanyang mga inakay ito ang pinakatamang paraan para maprotektahan ang kanyang mga anak sa kanyang pugad. 


Nagbubunyi ang mga taga Dabaw habang ang taga labas ay patuloy na bumabatikos. May pagkakamali man si inay pero di ibig sabihin na di na sya magiging ina.


Kay sherif, ikaw ay isang bayani dahil kahit labag sa iyong kalooban, nasaktan ka man, ang buhay mo'y naging kapalit na sanay mas marami pang masasaktan kundi napigilan ni Inang Agila, mabuhay ka sherif!


Masakit man ang KAMAO NG AGILA, sa mata ng ibang tao ngunit ito'y nagsisilbing gamot sa mga taong naaapi at nasasaktan ng mga Buwitreng nagmamay-ari sa Pugad ng mga Inakay na agila. Si inay ay patuloy na magiging ina kahit na sya ay kukutyain ng mga mata ng taga labas.


Mabuhay ka Inang Agila at mapalad ka Sherif!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

sara intervened as an EQUALIZER in an uneven situation


                                                                                       




Randy DAvid...

It is a long time since this country has witnessed a spectacle such as this. People will be talking about it for a long time. Public opinion will almost certainly be divided between those who would condemn the mayor, herself a lawyer, for placing herself above the law, and those who would praise her for not hesitating to take responsibility in a messy situation in order to restore the peace and avoid further injustice. The debate will pit people who understand the need for a strong godfather-like leadership in a society where the legitimacy of legal institutions is not secure, against those who would insist on the unconditional professionalization of governance.

From a strictly sociological standpoint, one can only stand in awe of the contradictions that are highlighted by this incident. Where you have a highly unequal society, the rule of law cannot be impartial. Its blind implementation will always appear harsh. Thus, instead of serving the ends of justice, law is perceived as one more tool of oppression. This uneven landscape creates ample room for the intervention of heroic equalizers. Instead of fading away in the transition, feudal leaders who can play this role extend their life span.

You cannot force modernity merely by adopting its institutional forms. The conditions that enable these institutions to work have to be there: universal education, economic sufficiency, access to all occupations, etc. These are evolutionary achievements that may be hastened but never conjured from nothing.

In this difficult transition, there is an interesting role for scions of the old power elite who inherit the mantle of leadership from their ancestors. Brought up in the traditional ways of feudal authority, but no less exposed to the norms of modern professional leadership, they can either be the rearguard of a dying feudal system or the harbingers of a new less personal form of rule. Young leaders like Sara Duterte are precisely at this crossroad.

To become agents of the modern, they need to think of their feudal birthright as no more than a ladder they need to climb to the top, which they must gradually discard as their constituencies become empowered to fight for their own rights. This is not an easy thing to do. In a society where institutions are weak, such leaders often need to repeatedly validate their personal authority in the traditional way before they can begin to use it to give birth to the new. I want to think that Sara Duterte is this kind of leader, and not just another goon.

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(repost from) Ernie Abella






Saturday, July 2, 2011

ANG TOTOONG MAYAMAN

Habang akoy naglalakad sa kahabaan ng Ilustre at kasa-kasama ko ang mga kaibigan kong mga Badjao (pero ang tawag ko sa kanila ay "GOODJAO" kasi di na sila namamalimos sa daan).

Biglang may lumapit na lalaki at may dala-dalang mga papel at binigyan ako.... bigla niya akong tinanong, "GUSTO MO BANG YUMAMAN?" sabi ko OO naman lahat tayo gustong yumaman, sabi niya ulit, gusto mo bang maging kagaya ko na mayaman? nabigla ako at medyo naguluhan sa tanong nya .. . ahhhh alam ko na may produkto itong ipapakilala.

Tinanong ko sya, totoo ka ba talagang mayaman? At proud n'yang sinagot tanong ko, "Of course I AM! Katunayan nga member ako ng Young Millionaires Club dito sa dabaw."


Sabi ko Kung totoo kang mayaman pakainin mo nga itong sampung (10) "Goodjao"(badjao) na kasama ko sa Mc Donald.. ..Bigla s'yang natahimik, at sinabi ko sa kanya; "ANG TOTOONG MAYAMAN YUNG MGA TAONG KAHIT KONTI LANG ANG PERA PERO MARUNONG MAGPAKAIN SA KAPWA."


"If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered." -Proverbs 21:13