Lunes, Abril 29, 2013

THE ANGELS BROUGHT ME HERE.. BRINGING FAITH, LOVE AND COMFORT


Tears of Unsatisfied

Poetry By: Michael Vallejos Zacarias


Days have deserted by
and my heart is in ruined; 
no one seems to heal
the heartaches i felt inside.
A countless tears stumbled
in the eyes of the broken heart;
yet, it vanished the wound inside.


Several times I hid to cry
but, heart remained unsatisfied.
I often told the shadow behind me;
but when my eyes winked,
suddenly it gone and melted away.
I‘d turned around
and then i saw a shadow
it was my eyes bleeding while crying.

In my lonesome nights
tears constantly revealed;
that seems my life dying.
I looked around in a solemn side
and looked up in a spotted area;
there i saw an angel crying;
there was a mirror
and my assurance reflected there.


I dreamed and walked by the shadow
and it was a face viewed towards me.
I was scared while i looked up him;
but, it was my self-looking up the mirror.
I run as fast as i can;
there, an angel poured
the tears that fell in my eyes.

Satisfaction, wherefore art thou?
Make my tears stop flowing;
so my true- love passion will flicker.
You know my love and care are both infinite;
and the mask of nightfall has been removed;
still, wilt thou leave me unsatisfied?

(VerGarciaBlogs)

PAG-USAPAN SA REMBRANDT MEDIA FORUM TACKLES ABOUT ELECTION WOES



FEARS AND APPREHENSIONS ON THE OUTCOME OF THE 2013 ELECTION

By Teddy Cho

A well respected former COMELEC Commissioner Gus Lagman, announced yesterday in a media forum Pag-usapan Sa Rembrandt'. When asked about his apprehensions in the forthcoming election.. Lagman avers, that the next election can be manipulated internally, primarily because of the absence of the 'Source Code'. As defined source code are instructions (Binary Codes) written by the programmers and Systems analyst. 

Unfortunately, Lagman added that there are technical requirements, a compiler which translates machine languages or binary codes into a more understable digital form.

The Source Code still the subject of a heated arguments in the Supreme Court.

The importance of the Source code is to allow the public to scrutinize and review the code to detect and to determine if there are programmed instructions to favor certain candidates.

In addition, FEJODAP first nominee Rep. Zenaida Maranan alarmed by Lagman's allegations said  that some COMELEC officials were favoring candidates to win in the next election. FEJODAP an organization comprising of 250,000 members nationwide. (VerGarciaBlogs)









Biyernes, Abril 26, 2013

Cameron Hills Is A Place For Adventures.. Wherein Green Grass Sways Towards The Western Culture







At Cameron Hills
By: Michael Vallejos Zacarias


Oh! Cameron Hills full of enchantment
Thy green grass dances as air blows towards the west;
Sky above thy fields filled with fowls
singing with melodious tone with the trees as it swings.

Thy sturdy trees filled with different voices of creatures
as the season began to change;
the fowls that flew above the cheerful tress
Brought happiness to the weary hearts.

Wonderful creatures like fowls
Inspired the two strangers as accidentally-
Met at the center of Cameron Hills;
Crave to have passion in each weary heart.
Oh! Cameron Hills- thy green grass grows
Where love of stranger kept my hidden affections;
Thy bountiful hills delighted as the season changed,
Thy blessed creature cheers as i walked along the way.

Oh! Cameron hills-
My dreamland- hail constantly!
For the stranger I've met inspired my heart eternally;
Thy enchanted place that overlooks the waving sea
Reminisces the mind in ruined- caressed with sweet memories.

Oh! Cameron Hills-
Is such a place for adventures;
Where emotions inside filled with joy-
Thy sweet and fresh air may bring cheers to the weary heart;
May you live till the end where am waiting for the stranger
Am longed to be with till death send me beyond. 
(VerGarciaBlogs)

Huwebes, Abril 25, 2013

EL PRESIDENTE GARNERS THE BEST PICTURE AND SEVERAL MAJOR AWARDS WITH GOV. ER EJERCITO



GOV. ER EJERCITO TOPS THE BEST ACTOR AWARD IN THE RECENTLY CONCLUDED  FAMAS AWARDS NIGHT

By Teddy Cho
Email: twpc617064life@yahoo.com.ph


The Emilio Aguinaldo  "El Presidente" film emerged as the big winner  at the 61st Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) Awards that was held recently at the AFP theater in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

El Presidente garnered several major awards including the  best screenplay and best director category and  for the most popular director Mark Meily. Gov. ER Ejercito topped the Best Actor award. for the the film El Presidente and  brought home all the technical recognitions, like the best special and visual effects, editing, cinematograpphy and musical scoring.

Actress Angel Locsin, who turns 27 on April 23 was elated to learn that she was the one chosen to  receive the Best Actress award..
(VerGarciaBlogs)

The Best Thing That You Cherish Is Recognizing The Innermost Beauty Of A Person



The Man with Great Heart
 (This piece is dedicated to my cousin named Virgel Domingo Zacarias.) 
 By Michael V. Zacarias

“The best thing to cherish is that you recognize the innermost beauty of a person; whether it is great or small- the more what he or she possessed inside the more it replicates the vastness of the physical facets that he or she endures.”- 

In life, I have been blissful upon knowing that t
here’s still a person who truly appreciates the way I do. It is wonderful to cherish each day when you wake up because someone has waking on you and keeps you smile and telling you that you are lovely deep inside. When you have uncertainties then, someone is at your side, telling and guiding you to live each day with happiness in spite of circumstances so it would become more meaningful. Yet, you can affectionately call not just a good friend but, a true friend of yours. Maybe, a good friend is just good enough when he needs you but a true friend, no matter who you are and no matter what you are he or she is always there for you to have and to hold no matter what life brings you.

“Masungit”, whom I fondly called, is a true friend of mine. The first time we’ve met, I’ve felt anxious because he looks like a tiger, I mean seems like a strict person. That’s why he was christened as “Masungit”. But for sure, when you know this guy you would perhaps say he is certainly witty and gregarious. Blunt but educated. In him, I permanently see my strength for he’s a live wire to me. Whenever blackouts come, he never stops giving lights to the hazy sides of my life.
The moments we have had, I can undoubtedly reminisce how we were glad. He’s my ear each time I need someone to heed the songs of my life. Then, he can suddenly make good tunes out of it and even sings with sweet melodies when tears start dwindling on my cheeks.

Whenever my world is gloomy, Masungit shares his dazzling eyes. He sees ahead of me and telling me that everything’s going to be alright for his eyes looking onward to save myself from any harm we might encounter as we go along the road to fulfilling the dreams we were dreamt.

Whenever the road is bristly and my feet start to be enfeebled, he has his feet to take my steps. He never allows me to walk uncomfortably in going to the place where I should be. When I’m weak, he carries me with his steps without qualms so I can reach my journey free from disturbances and even to the very time I’ve got home he never leaves in an instant as he knows when am not yet safe. And whenever my hand is frail, he has his hand to bring and grasp.

Whenever my mind is congested, he is the one who shares wonderful thoughts so whatever it takes I will never be left behind. With him, I had never met such competition for both of us upholding a balanced atmosphere both innermost and outermost sides of our very lives.

Masungit has always raising good temperament. He’s one of the persons who show sincerity and fidelity towards me. Even when anxiety seems to flinch he constantly came first before it takes place. In the battlefield of my very existence, he’s then a hero, a brave man who safeguards me before he has to fight against the battle. He is then a super man on his own and for me as well. He only fights for what is right to be fighting for. And when he sees bad things from me, he does not tolerate but help me seeing things how to refrain from it.

Masungit knows better than me. This is what I keep insisted on him. When he asked why, I had just smiled and he easily able to delineate things that I am not expecting he could response that way. That’s how intelligent he is. But, one thing I know for sure, he is fairly unpretentious and compassionate enough. This great man on his own is persistent in all his endeavors in life. He is quite brave to face whatever complications he might encounter in life. And remains firmed in all his decisions in life. For me, he is constantly a living hero, a guidance counselor and a great teacher.
(VerGarciaBlogs)

Miyerkules, Abril 24, 2013

REMINISCING OUR HAPPIEST DAYS.. WHEN WE WERE KIDS IN SOLITUDE..




Quiescent Dreams
By: Michael V. Zacarias


When we’re little kids
We used to play hide and seek;
We even chanted with our angelic voices
Laughed and cried even for a little while.

When we’re at teens
We’re used to stop playing games;
Instead, beholding each other in such inaudible fancy places
Pondering thoughts the way we were kids.

When we grew independently
Views of life altered accordingly;
Seasons swiftly unfolds the bosom
As we’re both suddenly fallen in love?

Barely we’re unspoken
With the hidden thoughts we’ve had;
Can this be love?
That appeared beyond mysteries?


Undeniably, we’re fallen in love
Its obscurities unfolded with gladness;
Would it be a dreamlike?
When someone discerns?

The dreams we dreamt
Were resembling candles blown by the wind;
Swiftly its mystic turned into gray
Will it be still delighted and fulfilled?

Yesterday, we’ve might afraid to grasp
But, this day ahead together we wrestle;
So tomorrow this quiescent dreams be fulfilling
And so we’ll live with contented hearts.

Afar those sweet imaginings
Were fulfilled dreams of yesteryears;
Like a hovering eagles up in the sky
Glare for its fledgling as started to fly.

Sometimes, life has been differing
But dreams were still fulfilling;
Those quiescent dreams stood buzzing
As each other’s hands were upholding.
(VerGarciaBlogs)

Linggo, Abril 21, 2013

SEN. TRILLANES DEPENDS HIS SIDE ON MEASURES CUTTING THE RETIREMENT BENEFITS OF POLICE AND MILITARY PERSONNEL

Trillanes blasts black propaganda issues on anti-military and  police measures
                                                                                                                          
Re electionist Sen. Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV denounced anew the circulation of a black propaganda tagging him as one of the key sponsors of a bill that would substantially cut back the retirement benefits of police and military personnel, this time not just in text message s but through flyers being distributed in military and police camps.

The alleged “PNP/AFP Retirement Bill” would remove several benefits that military and police personnel will receive upon reaching the mandatory age for retirement, but Trillanes said that there was no such bill pending in the Senate.

“These desperate political enemies are continuously spreading this black propaganda to taint my reputation and undo the efforts which I have done to uplift the condition of our military and police personnel. For the record, there is no such bill filed in the legislative index of the Senate or would I have advocated for such bill,” Trillanes said.

According to Trillanes, he has always been supportive of the causes to uplift the plight of the men and women in uniform being a former member of the Philippine Navy with the rank of lieutenant senior grade. He was one of the authors of the new Salary Standardization Law which upgraded the salaries of our military and police personnel and all government employees, and the Military Service Board Law which was created to process pending claims of war veterans.

Recently, the new AFP Modernization Law, which Trillanes authored, was signed into law to extend the AFP Modernization Program for another 15 years and help the armed forces improve their capabilities in dealing with internal and external threats.

“Through the years, I have worked toward the uplifting of the lives of our military and police personnel by introducing bills which I hope would have tremendous impact on their professional and economic lives.” He added.

Among the other measures he has put forward in the Senate for the AFP/PNP welfare benefits are:

·                  Senate Bill No. 204 to increase the quarters allowance of AFP personnel to P5,000 for enlisted personnel, and P10,000 to P15,000 for officers;

·                  Senate Joint Resolution 5 to increase the subsistence allowance from P90 to P150 per day for AFP personnel;

·                  Senate Joint Resolution 8 to increase the combat duty pay of PA and PMAR troops to 25 per cent of their base pay;

·                  AFP Insurance Coverage Act to grant additional P250,000 death and disability benefits, and P100,000 medical assistance to members killed/injured in line of duty;

·                  Senate Bill No. 205 to provide payment of the arrears in the veterans’ pensions and benefits;

·                  Senate Bill No. 393 to increase the combat duty pay of PNP combat personnel to 25 per cent of their base pay;

·                  Senate Bill No. 197 to increase quarters allowance of PNP personnel; and

·                  PNP Insurance Coverage Act to grant additional P250,000 death disability benefits, and P100,000 medical assistance to members killed/injured in line of duty.

Trillanes played an important role in exposing various corrupt practices within the military organization. He appealed to voters to remain vigilant against the black propaganda that come their way and be discerning in choosing their candidates. # (VerGarciaBlogs)
          

Biyernes, Abril 19, 2013

Let's Treasure The Memories.. Once It's Gone It Will Not Comeback Again.. So Cherish That Love and Passion....



Missing Moments
By: Michael V. Zacarias


Last night, I’d slept so gently
And envisaged about you and me how we used to be.
Eliciting the memories we had before
That packed baldness within our souls.

Now those memories were vanished
I’d better chose to wake up no more.
Sleep so tight and imagine all over
The moments that filled happiness inside


Remembering when we were at sea
Building castle and there we had lived for a while.
Ours were stories seemed like fairy tales;
Together we rejoiced as we swayed with the music day by day.

Reminiscing affairs were like music played
In the air filled with contentment and bliss;
Like hums of waves that caressed the shores
Ceaselessly embracing the moment adored.

Spent time had slipped away
When abruptly someone came along;
For the world we live had altered
I can’t stop resisting for the love being cherished.


Recognizing the moments we had
Isn't a joy forever?
Now it disappeared how life seemed to be;
Living in this world that full of fascinations
Indeed, treasures were made to be shattered.

If only time stood still
Together we clench our hands everlastingly.
And if only the unseen being rearrange us
To be with you is a joy and treasure forever.


But how these things transpired
When after all; someone’s anticipating
And now time has flown away
The moments treasured were just constantly missing.
(VerGarciaBlogs)

Lunes, Abril 15, 2013

YOU ARE MY IDOL..MY GUIDING LIGHT, MY INSPIRATION.. AND KNOWING SOMEONE LIKE YOU IS LIKE A FLOWER THAT BLOOMS!!








To My Versatile Idol
By: Michael Vallejos Zacarias

Lonely days are through
the way i met someone like you
heart filled with gladness
rejoices in the middle of loneliness;
oh! How great you are!
Here in my heart you've grown ultimately.
Truly you're my brilliant idol
like an actor and actress playing on screen.
Your capabilities lead me to idolize you.
And whose insight is to inspired
to the loyal admirer of yours.

You’re a guiding star
that brightens my life constantly.
With you, my love has grown;
and made you so dear to me.
Like a blazing rays of sun
amidst the cold dawn break
that kisses my frenzy atmosphere.


Knowing someone like you
is like a flower that blooms;
and grows amidst of nowhere.
Though it fades in solitude
still there's a marked on it;
for it is not an opportunity
but, something to reminisce at all.

I wonder why, i wonder why
in my sleepless nights you are always there.
as airy night kisses and touches me
whispering the thoughts
I'm longing to hear;
an independent song that makes me sing
explaining that you're my idol at all.




yet the world is sometimes unfair to me
you're constantly my idol;
though i covered with multitude of shame
you'll be a ewe-lamb to nurture at all;
not just an idol; but a brilliant
and versatile idol to one and all..

(VerGarciaBlogs)

Biyernes, Abril 12, 2013

FEEL THE HEAT WATCH ABBAMANIA LIVE CONCERT SHOWS IN MANILA & OTHER KEY CITIES.. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!



Take Your Chance With ABBAMania Live Concert Shows In Manila & Other Key Cities..




Thank ABBA for the music, we now have a reason to dance, jive, and have the time of lives!  ABBAMania, touted as ‘the original ABBA tribute’ band is set for a six-day live concert shows in key cities of the Philippines.  ABBAMania’s concert will kick-off at the  Pacific Grand Ballroom of Waterfront Hotel, Cebu City on April 20; followed by shows at Puerto Princesa Coliseum on April 21; at the La Proa Ballroom, L’Fisher Hotel, Bacolod City, April 24; Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila, April 25;  at the SMX Convention Center, Lanang, Davao City on April 27, 2013 and at Cagayan de Oro City on April 28 2013.



Pinoy music lovers are still head-over-heels and smitten with the music of 70’s legendary pop-vocal group ABBA.  Whether you’re in a bar enjoying the music of a live band, or your next door neighbor is singing his heart out on the karaoke machine, ABBA’s hits like “Dancing Queen”, “Chiquitita”, “Mama Mia”, “I Have A Dream”, “Take A Chance On Me”, and more, are definitely part of the playlist.  ABBA topped the charts worldwide from 1972 to 1982, making them one of the most successful Swedish pop groups, and one of the most influential artists in music history. ABBA is  the first pop group from a non-English-speaking country, to have consistently  achieved chart success in English-speaking countries.  In 1999, ABBA’s string of hit songs were adapted into a successful musical theatre production and made into a movie, entitled “Mama Mia!”.  The theatre production has had a long successful run and the film was a certified box-office hit.



ABBA may have long gone on their own separate ways, but yes, you can bask in the nostalgia and re-live all these super spectacular ABBA music and magic moments through ABBAMania. They’re ‘the-next-best-thing-to-watching-the real-ABBA-perform-together-again’; widely regarded as one of “Europe’s Premier ABBA tribute Bands”.  Formed in 1998, ABBAMania has enthralled audiences of different generations all around the world, with almost 2 hours dazzling energy and close-to-perfect ABBA-style showmanship. 



 www.youtube.com/watch?v=itr2B-R_FcA
There’s no better way  of  thanking ABBA for the music, than getting yourself tickets to ABBAMania -- an exciting show that the whole family can enjoy.  Get your tickets to ABBAMania at all Ticketworld outlets or get them online at www.ticketworld.com.ph. or call (02) 891.9999. (NeliaLimBlogs)

Martes, Abril 9, 2013

CAN IMRAN KHAN OF PAKISTAN BE THE NEXT P-NOY?

                     Can Imran Khan of Pakistan be the next P-Noy?
Both are deprived of first lady

By MACK P. MACALANGGAN
Imran Khan is presumed to be the last man standing in the political hologram of Pakistan without any trace of corruption.

Based on his track record as sport enthusiast, Khan  underscores public perception that he is potentially a good leader to recover Pakistan from massive corruption that has rocked the country for decades under traditional politicians.

In Pakistan, media could have been used by these politicians as a channel to continuously deceive the public and prevent the emergence of a truly good leader like Khan as some groups in television channels applaud and promote recycled political parties that have not done any good for the country.

Media play a vital role in molding the public mindset, particularly in choosing the right leader for Pakistan. But if they are defective recycled politicians will perpetually remain in power -- no change whatsoever can be done in the country. 

Indeed, Pakistan will remain one of the most corrupt countries in the world.
The Philippines for once plunged into political monopoly that spawned massive corruption and abuse of authority by its leaders during the Martial Law era. But one man never gave up until he was murdered on his arrival in the airport. The courageous man -- Ninoy Aquino -- has never been forgotten by events which catapulted his late wife Corazon C. Aquino to power and confronted by the challenges of restoring the government of the people in a democratic country where the masses are the boss.

Now, her son, President Benigno “ Noynoy” Aquino III, continues the struggle to restore the will of the people using her same philosophy and that of Ninoy.

Today, the shadow of Ninoy, never detached from the economic progress, is being experienced by the people.

His vision to restore democracy in the Philippines after long years of inaction has always been the prime objective of his late wife Cory down to her son Noynoy or P-Noy.
    
For the first time in history, the Philippines has extended one  billion Euro currency loan to European states. 

The sincerity of P-Noy to let Filipinos feel they are the boss, although it  may not be 100 percent agreeable to them, is an evidence that he is a good president whose vision for the general welfare of his constituents are taking place.

At present, the country’s reserve fund has reached $85 billion and export revenues have risen to about $70 billion. OFW remittances have increased to over $20 billion while revenues from tourism industry have doubled as well. 

For the first time, the Bureau of Internal Revenue has collected some P1.5 trillion. 

Only P-Noy has done this which can be regarded as the legacy of the Aquino clan that may linger forever in the memories of the present generation and the next  to come.    

If the Philippines was able to overcome all the massive corruption in its bureaucracy through P-Noy, Pakistan can also do it by choosing an honest leader like Imran Khan.
Pakistan is very rich in natural resources which is worth  trillions of US dollars, not billion, more than other countries in the Middle East.

Surrounded by industrialized countries like China, India and Russia, if Pakistan is managed properly by a truly visionary good leader, it may rise into the level of G8 or Group of Eight  industrialized countries in the world.

Imran Khan is one of the most popular contenders to run in Pakistan political exercise this coming parliamentary elections whose personality has never been tainted with questionable activities to lead the country of about 200 million people.

Pakistan’s major religion is Islam under which the Almighty GOD mentioned in the last divine book, the holy Qur’an which says: “I will not change the status in your life unless you do the first move”.

Change can only be realized through collective efforts of  people willing the take the challenge to reform the culture of impropriety in the society.  

The media in Pakistan under the influence of traditional politicians will continue to use SMI (sustained media information) to deceive public to restore corrupt leaders in power as narrated by Mr. Muhammad Ateeque D. Bhyria, a Pakistan born businessman whose company Sahar Pharma (S.I.T.I) is engaged in generic pharmaceutical products usually imports from Pakistan, Bangladesh, China and India and helps poor Filipino masses through cheaper medicine.

Mr. Ateeque has been engaged in business spanning 25 years in the Philippines and Singapore.

He is appealing to his fellow citizens to be self-conscious and wise in choosing the next leader in Pakistan for the interest of the next generation.

Pakistan has all the potentials to grow and be compared to the elite nations if the right leader like Imran Khan is chosen, he said. (VerGarciaBlogs)

Linggo, Abril 7, 2013

Can Imran Khan of Pakistan be the next P-Noy?

Can Imran Khan of Pakistan be the next P-Noy?
Both are deprived of first lady

By MACK P. MACALANGGAN
Imran Khan is presumed to be the last man standing in the political hologram of Pakistan without any trace of corruption.
Based on his track record as sport enthusiast, Khan  underscores public perception that he is potentially a good leader to recover Pakistan from massive corruption that has rocked the country for decades under traditional politicians.
In Pakistan, media could have been used by these politicians as a channel to continuously deceive the public and prevent the emergence of a truly good leader like Khan as some groups in television channels applaud and promote recycled political parties that have not done any good for the country.
Media play a vital role in molding the public mindset, particularly in choosing the right leader for Pakistan. But if they are defective recycled politicians will perpetually remain in power -- no change whatsoever can be done in the country. 

Indeed, Pakistan will remain one of the most corrupt countries in the world.
The Philippines for once plunged into political monopoly that spawned massive corruption and abuse of authority by its leaders during the Martial Law era. But one man never gave up until he was murdered on his arrival in the airport. The courageous man -- Ninoy Aquino -- has never been forgotten by events which catapulted his late wife Corazon C. Aquino to power and confronted by the challenges of restoring the government of the people in a democratic country where the masses are the boss.
Now, her son, President Benigno “ Noynoy” Aquino III, continues the struggle to restore the will of the people using her same philosophy and that of Ninoy.

Today, the shadow of Ninoy, never detached from the economic progress, is being experienced by the people.
His vision to restore democracy in the Philippines after long years of inaction has always been the prime objective of his late wife Cory down to her son Noynoy or P-Noy.
    
For the first time in history, the Philippines has extended one  billion Euro currency loan to European states. 

The sincerity of P-Noy to let Filipinos feel they are the boss, although it  may not be 100 percent agreeable to them, is an evidence that he is a good president whose vision for the general welfare of his constituents are taking place.
At present, the country’s reserve fund has reached $85 billion and export revenues have risen to about $70 billion. OFW remittances have increased to over $20 billion while revenues from tourism industry have doubled as well. 

For the first time, the Bureau of Internal Revenue has collected some P1.5 trillion. 

Only P-Noy has done this which can be regarded as the legacy of the Aquino clan that may linger forever in the memories of the present generation and the next  to come.    

If the Philippines was able to overcome all the massive corruption in its bureaucracy through P-Noy, Pakistan can also do it by choosing an honest leader like Imran Khan.
Pakistan is very rich in natural resources which is worth  trillions of US dollars, not billion, more than other countries in the Middle East.

Surrounded by industrialized countries like China, India and Russia, if Pakistan is managed properly by a truly visionary good leader, it may rise into the level of G8 or Group of Eight  industrialized countries in the world.

Imran Khan is one of the most popular contenders to run in Pakistan political exercise this coming parliamentary elections whose personality has never been tainted with questionable activities to lead the country of about 200 million people.

Pakistan’s major religion is Islam under which the Almighty GOD mentioned in the last divine book, the holy Qur’an which says: “I will not change the status in your life unless you do the first move”.

Change can only be realized through collective efforts of  people willing the take the challenge to reform the culture of impropriety in the society.  

The media in Pakistan under the influence of traditional politicians will continue to use SMI (sustained media information) to deceive public to restore corrupt leaders in power as narrated by Mr. Muhammad Ateeque D. Bhyria, a Pakistan born businessman whose company Sahar Pharma (S.I.T.I) is engaged in generic pharmaceutical products usually imports from Pakistan, Bangladesh, China and India and helps poor Filipino masses through cheaper medicine.

Mr. Ateeque has been engaged in business spanning 25 years in the Philippines and Singapore.

He is appealing to his fellow citizens to be self-conscious and wise in choosing the next leader in Pakistan for the interest of the next generation.

Pakistan has all the potentials to grow and be compared to the elite nations if the right leader like Imran Khan is chosen, he said. (WNYBlogs)

WAR OUTBREAK IS IMMINENT DUE TO NORTH KOREAN'S DECLARATION OF WAR..

                                          North Korean Pres. Kim Jong-Un

North Korean Crisis: How did it come to this?


WASHINGTON(AFP) - Tensions have soared in recent weeks over North Korea, which has threatened a nuclear strike against the United States and has allegedly moved missiles to its east coast.

HOW DID IT COME TO THIS?
The latest crisis erupted when North Korea fired a long-range rocket on December 12 that splashed down near the Philippines. Pyongyang said it was a peaceful satellite launch and US experts acknowledge that the regime put a small object into orbit.

The United States and its allies said that the launch was aimed at developing ballistic missile capabilities and moved at the United Nations to tighten sanctions. North Korea voiced anger and carried out its third nuclear test on February 12, defying even its main ally China.

The UN Security Council on March 7 unanimously approved new sanctions that include greater scrutiny of shady financial dealings by the impoverished regime. North Korea had warned of consequences for the UN vote and afterward renounced a 1953 armistice that ended the Korean War and declared itself at war with the US-allied South. North Korea's military has said it has final approval for a nuclear strike on the United States.
 
WHAT DOES NORTH KOREA WANT? Experts know little about North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, who is believed to be in his late 20s and who succeeded his father Kim Jong-Il in December 2011.
North Korea has indicated that it wants recognition as a nuclear weapons state -- seen as a guarantor of the regime's survival. The United States has refused.

Some experts believe North Korea is operating from a playbook of steadily upping the ante and had planned out actions to coincide with the inauguration of conservative South Korean President Park Geun-Hye.

WHAT ROLE HAVE US-SOUTH KOREA EXERCISES PLAYED?
The United States and South Korea are carrying out their annual "Foal Eagle" exercises through April after starting them in March. North Korea regularly denounces the tests as a preparation for war, but tensions have been especially high this year.

The United States took the unprecedented step of announcing latest run by
its nuclear-capable B-2 bombers. US officials said the step was meant to
reassure South Korea, but Pyongyang voiced outrage and US peace activists called the move provocative.

The United States has also sent to South Korea its stealth F-22 jets, moved
two destroyers to nearby waters and -- in response to North Korean threats
against US bases -- sent a missile defense battery to its Pacific territory of
Guam.
 
WHAT ARE NORTH KOREA'S CAPABILITIES?
North Korea is seen as capable of attacking South Korea and Japan, but experts doubt it can strike the United States with the possible exception of Guam.
The Arms Control Association research group estimates that North Korea's
Rodong-1 missile has a range of 1,300 kilometers (800 miles). The Musadan theoretically has a range of 3,000-4,000 kilometers (1,900-2,500 miles), but
North Korea has never tested it.

WHAT ARE THE US MILITARY RESOURCES IN THE REGION?
The United States stations 28,500 troops in South Korea and around 50,000 in Japan. It also keeps nearly 6,000 troops in Guam, a base for fighter-bombers and submarines, and 50,000 troops in Hawaii.

More than 40 US Navy vessels are permanently based in the Pacific with plans to increase the number as part of a growing US focus on Asia.

The Yokosuka base south of Tokyo is home to the USS George Washington aircraft carrier, two cruisers and seven destroyers. The USS John Stennis aircraft carrier is temporarily in Singapore on its way back from a mission in the Gulf.

       
ARE WE ON THE BRINK OF WAR?
Most experts consider North Korea's threats to be bluster but warn of the potential for miscalculations to blow up.

Stanford University's Siegfried Hecker, to whom North Korea revealed a uranium enrichment facility in 2010, doubted that Pyongyang would use nuclear weapons even if it could as such a step would "result in a devastating military response and would spell the end of the regime." Still, North Korea has a history of taking action around April 15, the 101st birth anniversary of the regime's founder Kim Il-Sung, grandfather of Kim Jong-Un. (WilmaYamzonBlogs)