Miyerkules, Pebrero 20, 2013

THE NATIONAL PRINTING OFFICE STARTS PRINTING 52 MILLION BALLOTS FOR MAY 2013 THE PHILIPPINES ELECTION



The National Printing Office (NPO) starts printing some 52 Million ballots until its deadline on April 25, 2013. It contracted the Holy Family Printing Corporation in a tie up with the leading printing company Canon Marketing Philippines.
As of this time of blogging the NPO had already printed some 12 Million official ballots for the May 13, elections.
According to the Commission on Election (Comelec) James Jimenez, spokesman of the election body avers that sizes of each ballot measures 8 inches in width and 27 inches in  length it is almost as the size of ballots during the 2010 election.
Only 123 party list groups were accredited after the Comelec removed from the lists some group that can not prove that their representation is genuinely representing the marginalized sectors of the society. In addition the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) were also included in this year election. (VerGarciaBlogs)

Linggo, Pebrero 17, 2013

THE SEED OF SUMMER FALLS..THE MEMORIES UNFOLD


            

          He Does It On His Way

     By: Michael Vallejos Zacarias

When i awake
My morning filled with emptiness.
The morning star gleamed no more,
The multicolored life became bitter;
As before the wind that comforted me,
It no longer revealed as i exulted
With the melody of life when it through.




The seed of summer fell on the ground,
Never came into bud when spring began;
Mellifluous caress have gone away
When I drive every mile i took
.
Sounds of profound music
Never been recalled;
Its thoughts and melodies delighted no more,
Waiting for the rhythm
Someday it will turn again.
The sun’s ray never been grazed the ocean,
And never been bequeath dusk
Behind the trees i rest;
Now it shift and becomes stern
Like the surf of ocean that pushes me down.




I continually wanted existence so dazzling;
While anticipated someone to unseal the 

colors that fade away.

All bittersweet nostalgia I’ve been recalled,
Like the seeds that start to swell with leaves;
Delighted as rain falling with chilly drops,
All was a test to cross,
But, when he does it on his way
My life becomes happy ever after.
(VerGarciaBlogs)

Sabado, Pebrero 16, 2013

MEDIA FORUM AT THE USAPAN SA REMBRANDT EVERY MONDAY

Calling all media practitioners from, broadcast. tv and print.. you are cordially invited to attend our "USAPAN SA REMBRANDT" A MEDIA FORUM, Hosted by Broadcaster and TV personality Ate Carmen Ignacio.. held every Monday at Hotel Rembrandt, Tomas Morato Ave. Timog. Quezon City. From 9am to 12Noon. Those interested to join may call T8888252.. or 0947-4960730 for slots.. Interesting topics will be discussed.. (VerGarciaBlogs)

Huwebes, Pebrero 14, 2013

HULING PAALAM KAY NANAY.. ISANG DAKILANG INA..

Thank you Nanay.. sa iyong mga kabutihan sa amin.. 
Ngayong wala kana kalungkutan ang nadarama..
Pilit na babangon na muli sa mga kalungkutan..
Ang mga pangaral mo ay aming susundan..
Upang sa ganuon ay di magkamali sa buhay.. 

Sa tulong ng Diyos..
Ikaw ay magiging gabay.. 
Paalam Nanay.. mahal ka naming lahat..
Di ka namin makakalimutan habang nabubuhay..

Huling Paalam Kay Nanay..
Isa kang dakila at aming ulirang nanay..
Ikaw ang tunay na huwaran ng lahat ng pamilya..
Sa iyong pagpanaw dala namin iyong mga pangaral..
Hinding hindi namin kakaligdan..

Malungkot man sa iyong paglisan ay masaya kaming iyong iniwan ..
Dakila ka Inay!.. Nanay Leoncia Munoz Garcia- Dakilang Ina..
(VerGarciaBlogs)



Handog ko ang awiting ito sa mga anak na nangungulila sa pagpanaw na kanilang Mahal na Ina. Ang awiting ito ay para sa inyong lahat. Duon naman  sa mga anak na kapiling ninyo pa ang inyong Mahal na Nanay. Ipakita ninyo ang inyong  pagmamahal sa inyong Nanay. Say 'I love You To Your Mom'. Sana ay mapakinggan at marinig ninyo ang magandang awiting ito ni Ms. Carol Banawa. Happy Mothers Day!

Martes, Pebrero 5, 2013

THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF THE PHILIPPINES SPEARHEADS BLOOD COMPACT SIGNING AND COVENANT..

Blood Compact Signing the Covenant of Democratic Party of the Philippines (DPP)headed by its Chairman,Luis G. Ramos, Senatorial candidate Bal Falcone and Greco Belgica and DPP officer Arnold Devina, Robert Garrate, held  February 2, 2013 at Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Makati City. Photo courtesy of Al Padilla 
99% of Filipinos do not belong to any political party. That is why our country is controlled by the 1% few.

Political Parties are not for Politicians only it is also for the People!

DPP is the Democratic Party of the People.
DPP is Digital People Power.
DPP is Delivering the Power back to the People.

Your Democratic Party Online. Giving Back the Power to the Filipino People. A New System of Government of the People, by the People, and for the People. We push for Federal-Parliamentary Philippines.(VerGarciaBlogs)

Sabado, Pebrero 2, 2013

IN POETRY PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN SWORD..

THE POWER OF POETRY
By: Wynona


  
Poetry takes more than a good mind
Write through your heart and you'll find
Seek from inside yourself the magic
Embrace it and forget about the tragic.


In poetry, pen is my strong sword
And paper protects my only word
You can make a single stain
But learn how to remove the pain.


Write a poem that's rare
Bring out yourself and share
Follow your heart and it will be fine
Be sincere and you will shine.


Poem writing is special
And living with it is crucial
Write down and don't miss a thing
Share it and it will mean everything.


Poems can connect to your heart
And a signal for you to start
A good poet writes a poem sincerely
Grab a pen and write yours fearlessly.

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Hello. I'm Wynona, I'm 15 years old. I have dreams and I really want my poems to be published.
If you would give me a call that would be awesome. 09053286210 or 7476846.

(VerGarciaBlogs)

PARANGAL NG BAYAN AWARD WITH SPEAKER JOSE DE VENECIA RECOGNIZES ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE FILIPINO OUTSTANDING ACHIEVERS

PARANGAL NG BAYAN AWARD. Former Speaker of the House of Representative Jose De Venecia, congratulates Dr. Ver M. Garcia, ND (right), who were cited in the field of Complimentary Medicine as an Outstanding Naturapath together with another awardee Dr. Ronnie A. Royo, ND. and Arniel O. Gutirrez, PTRP, (2nd fr. left), during the 2001 Who's Who in the Philippine Awards in commemoration of the 16th Founding Anniversary of the Parangal ng Bayan Awards Foundation held at the Philamlife Theatre, Manila, Phils. The Parangal ng Bayan Awards Foundation recognizes the accomplishments of Outstanding Filipino Achievers from various fields of endeavor who have contributed and enhance their God's given talent and skills towards nation building. Chairwomen of the Committee on Awards is Justice Regina Benitez. Article published at the Manila Bulletin year 2001..(VG)

Biyernes, Pebrero 1, 2013

SPEECH OF PRES. AQUINO AT THE OPENING OF THE 5TH GLOBAL CONFERENCE OF GLOBAL ORGANIZATION OF PARLIMENTARIANS AGAINST CORRUPTION (GOPAC)..Delivered at the PICC, Pasay City on Jan. 31, 2013

SPEECH OF PRESIDENT NOYNOY AQUINO AT THE OPENING OF THE 5TH GLOBAL CONFERENCE OF GOPAC (Delivered at the PICC, Pasay City on Jan. 31, 2013)

Thank you.. Good Morning. Please sit down.

Around the world, the dominant atmosphere seems to be one of uncertainty. Economies are contracting left and right; business have become more way of risks and people have gone to the streets, clamoring for inclusiveness. The message of our times is clear. The gap between rich and poor, between the powerful and powerless, has become too huge. Too many people are being left behind.

And it has also become clear that inequity is borne of corruption. The few at the top have been allowed to run roughshod over the many and have gamed the system to benefit themselves, while the rest wallow in poverty. The greatest challenge for any modern society, then is how to stem the corruption that has feasted on the very moral of our society and institutions.

That is why we are here today. As people in government, we know that corruption can not be eliminated by sending a few erring officials to jail or by exposing a single faulty contract or by removing from office a single oppressive tyrant. For example, the Filipino people have no doubt taken huge strides towards establishing a culture of fairness and accountability when no less that a former president was charged with plunder, among other things. Our own Chief Justice of the Supreme Court was impeached and stripped of his position when he was found to have lied about more than 98% of his cash assets. But, while these cases have undeniable impact in our cultural milieu, without structural reform, another corrupt President might one day take the reins of power another Chief Justice might one day again betray the public trust.

The problem of corruption must be approached strategically, always with the long term in mind. Reforms can not be mere blips in the radar.. they must usher in an enduring mainstream of good, honest governance. Only through legislation can the bedrock of inclusiveness and positive, meaningful change be set. As parliamentarians, this is your task, and perhaps you will be interested in the policies that have gotten us to where we are now and which we can also form the basis of change in your respective countries.

While policy formulation can at times be a complex matter.. the overarching idea behind our efforts is simple. To put the people front and center in any agenda and go back to the basics of public service. In short, to do the right thing. This for example, has led to the success of our Department of Public Works and highways. If I may give one instance: recently, the the Department worked on a major infrastructure projects in the heart
of metro manila. Initially, we were informed that it would cost P694 Million. But following the right bidding procedures and after thorough negotiations we were able to get the project done for P430 million. It was done the same quality and they even finished a hundred days early.

Our country's key agencies have shown the same spirit as the DPWH. Notably the Department of Justice, the Metro Manila Development Authority, the Department of Social Welfare and development, the TESDA and others have established internal mechanisms or offices to police themselves, to respond to administrative complaints and to make certain that they are fulfilling their mandate in an efficient manner.

Our Department of Budget and Management has also been taking extra care of taxpayers money. For the past two years they have been using the zero base budgeting system, a system that makes a certain that we get more bang for our buck, rather than refreshing and funding the same old projects, regardless of whether they work or not. To ensure that the money of our agencies spend on their projects will yield the best equivalent benefit to our countrymen. In terms of transparency, our administration has also been conducting groundbreaking work. The Budget Department has ordered the disclosure of budget information on the websites of all national departments and agencies. Our Interior and Local Government has also adopted a full disclosure policy, requiring all local government units to disclose the financial activities. The department of Budget and Management  and the Dept. of Finance have likewise launched websites called Budget ng Bayan and Pera ng Bayan respectively. These translates to the Peoples budget and the Peoples Money. These websites allow our citizens to access information about how the government in spending their money and to report corrupt officials from the DOF and its attached agencies.

We are fully aware that in the coming years, we will continue to grind it out with elements in our respective societies who simply want to profit from the hard work of others.. who want to establish or maintain an undeserved upper hand over the common citizen. Today we are forming a more cohesive force against corruption and the more we share our ideas. the more we listen to one another. te sooner we will achieve our goal of eliminating corruption and reforming the system for the benefit of our people.

It is now up to usto reach out to the most cynical of our people and show them that there is a group of people  working past geographical boundaries, convinced that if each and every one of us works towards a better world, then it is possible to push human civilization into its next great chapter.. an era of honesty, transparency, inclusiveness and genuine people power empowerment.

Thank you good day and we hope you have a fruitful conference. (VerGarciaBlogs)