Linggo, Hulyo 21, 2013


 Just For Laughs.. I Want You To Smile..                          By: Ella Cultura and Dr. Ver M. Garcia

A Filipino applies as a salesman in America:
The boss asks: "Do you have any sales experience?"
The Pinoy says: "Sir, I was a salesman back home in Manila."
Pinoy was accepted so he gave him the job. "You start tomorrow. I'll come down after we close and see how you fare well."
His first day on the job was rough but he got through it. After the store was locked up, the boss came down. "How many sales did you make today?"
Pinoy says: "Sir, Just ONE sale."
The boss says: "Just one? No! No! No! You see here our sales people average  20 or 30 sales a day. If you want to keep your job, you'd better be doing better than just one sale! By the way, how much was the sale you made today?"
Pinoys says: " $101, 237. 64"
Boss: "$101, 237. 64? What you made that big sale? Did I hear it right? One Hundred Thousand Two Hundred Thirty Seven and Sixty Four Dollars? That's amazing! You beat all the salesmen here,  even the veteran can make only USD30,000  in a day.. Fantastic! How did you do it?
Pinoy: "Sir, First I sell him small fishhook.
Then I sell him medium fishhook.
Then I sell him large fishhook.
Then I sold him new fishing rod and some fishing gear.
Then I asked him where he's going fishing and he said down on the coast, so I told him he'll be needing a boat, so we went down to the boating department and I sell him twin engine Chris Craft.

Then he said he didn't think his Honda Civic would pull it, so I took him down to our automotive department and sell him that 4X4 Blazer.
I then ask him where he'll be staying, and since he had no accommodation, I took him to camping department and sell him one of those new igloo 6 sleeper Camper Tents.
Then the guy said, while we're at it, I should throw in about $100 worth of groceries and two cases of beer."
The boss says: "You're really a great salesman!! A guy came in here to buy a fishhook then you sold him a boat, a 4X4 truck and a tent?"
Pinoy "No Sir, actually he came here to buy TYLENOL for his headache and I said:
"Well, FISHING is the best way to ease your mind!" (VerGarciaBlogs)

Ha ha ha ha haha.. I can't help but laugh.. it's funny.. hehehe.. (VerGarciaBlogs)

          Please listen to Instrumental Hit and Non Stop Love Songs..
'Sometimes When We Touch' by Sen. Manny Pacquiao and Dan Hill

Biyernes, Hulyo 19, 2013


By: Evelyn T. Du

A lovely cake for everyone.. for the gift of life.

Message for the day...
Finding Gifts in All

Before bed each night, take the time to review your day and review the gifts you received.
When we have good days, we often find ourselves going over the details later, enjoying them a second and third time as we feel the joy of our good fortune. When we have bad days, we may find ourselves poring over the details of our misfortunes. However, we can reframe those bad days by making it a daily practice to spend some time before going to bed each night to review the gifts we received that day. Regardless of our evaluation of the day—good, bad, mediocre—we can call forth the many blessings that were present. This practice transforms our consciousness as it reveals the fullness at the heart of our lives.
Some days it’s easy to recount the gifts we’ve received; on other days, we have to look harder for the offerings of the day, but once we do, we will find there are always quite a few. We can keep it simple and be grateful for the fact that we have a roof over our head, nature, food, and our health. Once we have fully experienced these gifts, we can move outward to the gifts that may require a little more thought such as the gifts of forgiveness, tolerance and acceptance that we may have learned that day. We can also always be grateful for the people in our lives who support us, no matter how bad our day may have been.

Just reviewing the many positive offerings in our lives provides a context for our difficulties that puts them in proper perspective, but we can also make an effort to see the gifts even in adverse circumstances. This can be challenging and may require some practice before it feels authentic, but we have all had the experience of a disappointment or loss leading to a surprising gain. Just remembering this and trusting the give and take of life can help us to remember that sometimes the best gifts of all are the ones we don’t recognize right away.


 See the trees.. how big it grows..
In addition, the lessons we learn in the face of adversity are offerings in their own right, allowing us to count patience, wisdom, and fortitude alongside the other gifts of the day.


Food for your heart and soul..

By: Evelyn T. Du

The Greater Cause
Some Good Reasons for Doing Good
Imagine what a different world we would live in if we all worked toward the greater good.
With all that takes place in our lives, it can sometimes be easy to overlook the fact that we’re part of something greater than ourselves—a collective consciousness, the Universe, a greater cause. Because of our tendency to forget this, we might make decisions in our lives that don’t reflect that responsibility that comes with this belonging. All too often, we focus just on the short-term, tangible gain to ourselves without worrying about its consequences. Other times, we may discard the greater cause because it seems like “hard work.” The challenge is to expand our minds so that we transcend the distinction between self and others, so we are aware of how our choices and actions can impact a greater cause.
Contributing to the greater cause does not have to be all about self-sacrifice. For example, if you plant a tree in a community space, its shelter will cool and protect you as well as your neighbors.
Or, your reward might be in the form of the beauty that you now see in that space or the sincere smiles of appreciation from neighbors. When you serve the greater cause you also serve your greater good. There is nothing that you cannot do for your highest good that will not benefit the good of all. For example, saying no to a relationship that isn’t right for you not only benefits you but serves the greater good of the other person that you are honoring with your honesty. Saying yes to your dream job not only fulfills you but also serves the people that will benefit from your enthusiasm and productivity.

When you know you are serving a greater cause, there is little room for fear and doubt. You know that what you do will benefit others, so there is no way the universe is not going to support your efforts - even if sometimes it may not look that way. Serving the greater cause allows you to live from the space of your greatness. When you know that what you do can serve a greater cause, you are aware of your power and ability to influence and create change in this world. (VerGarciaBlogs)



Nescafé formally opens the Nestlé Lipa Integrated Coffee Center (LICC)

Nescafé, the world’s leading instant coffee brand, continues its 75th anniversary celebrations with the formal inauguration of the Nestlé Lipa Integrated Coffee Center (LICC) last July 16 in Lipa, Batangas City.

The Nestlé LICC is an agricultural research and development hub that aims to assist coffee farmers in Luzon improve the quality and quantity of their yield. Initiated by Nestlé Philippines, Inc. (NPI) and envisioned as a one-stop shop for coffee growers in the region, the center operates based on four main objectives: to expose farmers to the best Robusta coffee farming technology from Nestle, provide a venue for the training of these farmers on the proper technologies of Robusta coffee production, propagate good coffee planting materials for distribution to farmers, and share viable farming techniques to increase productivity while lowering production cost.

“We mark an important chapter of Nescafé’s history with the completion of the Nestlé LICC and the formal opening of all its operations,” said Edith de Leon, Nestlé Philippines senior vice president and head of Corporate Affairs, Nestlé Philippines. “This is a significant milestone which underlines our continuing support of the Philippine coffee industry and our commitment to creating shared value for its various stakeholders, especially the small coffee farmers.”

End-to-end services
A five-hectare, P25-million facility, the Nestlé LICC prominently features a Robusta production nursery with a current capacity to cultivate 500,000 coffee seedlings, which will be distributed to growers at cost. Over time, it is projected to increase its planting capacity to accommodate as much as 1,000,000 seedlings and become a major source of coffee planting material in the country.

The Nestlé LICC also plays a key role in propagating the Nestlé Better Farming Practices, which adhere to the principles of the Sustainable Agricultural Initiative (SAI) and the 4C (Common Code for the Coffee Community), by serving as a local R&D center for new coffee selections and a training and techno-demo center. The training programs available at the facility include Coffee Technology Training for new farmers, Coffee Specialist Training for large-scale coffee plantation personnel and Department of Agriculture technicians, and on-the-job training that focuses on the end-to-end technology of coffee growing.

Apart from these, the Nestlé LICC also houses a buying station where farmers can sell their produce directly to Nestlé at a buying price aligned with global market prices, and a composting facility for organic fertilizer.

Supporting the local coffee industry
The Nestlé LICC is only the second facility of its kind in the Philippines -- after the Nestlé Experimental and Demonstration Farm (NEDF) in Tagum City, Davao del Norte -- and plays an integral role in the local implementation of the NESCAFÉ Plan, a global initiative that supports responsible farming, production and consumption.

According to de Leon, Nestlé Philippines hopes that the Nestlé LICC will replicate the success of NEDF in Mindanao and contribute to the growth of the local coffee industry by addressing its various challenges, including the disparity between local demand and supply. Citing 2012 figures, she revealed that local demand for coffee beans totaled to over 70,000 metric tons (MT), while local production hit only 25,000 MT.

Further, she states that the opening of the Nestlé LICC will also help the company—the country’s biggest buyer of Robusta coffee beans—secure its long-term supply of coffee.

“Through the NESCAFÉ Plan, we aim to reverse the decline in local coffee production and help the country achieve coffee self-sufficiency,” added de Leon. “The opening of the Nestlé LICC represents the next big step in achieving this goal.” (VerGarciaBlogs)



News Report
Submitted BY: Theresa Alpa and Juvy De Guzman


Qualified agrarian reform beneficiaries of Hacienda Luisita will finally know the specific farm lots that they will own for good.

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) today announced that their personnel will commence this July 18 the allocation of farm lots to more than 6,000 farmworkers in Hacienda Luisita.

DAR Secretary Virgilio delos Reyes noted that the allocation of farm lots, to be conducted through the drawing of lots, is a crucial step in generating the Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs) that will be given to qualified farmworkers in Hacienda Luisita possibly between August and September.

Unlike in rice lands where tenants occupy specific farm lots, Delos Reyes explained that farmworkers in haciendas have no permanent farm lots to claim as their own. The allocation of farm lots is necessary to identify the specific parcel of land that each qualified beneficiary will own.

Delos Reyes said the lot allocation activity will begin in Barangay Cut-cut, Tarlac City, and will continue in the succeeding days until all barangays of Hacienda Luisita are covered. The DAR-Provincial Office in Tarlac estimated that it would take them until August 21 this year to complete all the lot allocation in the vast sugar estate.


Hacienda Luisita is composed of 10 barangays in three municipalities in the province of Tarlac, namely: Barangays Cut-Cut, Bantog, Balete, Asturias, Lourdes and Mapalacsiao in Tarlac City; Parang, Pando and Mabilog in the town of Concepcion; and Barangay Motrico in La Paz town.

Delos Reyes explained that the allocation of farm lots to the farmworker-beneficiaries of Hacienda Luisita will be conducted using a “tambiolo” to ensure fairness and transparency in the proceedings.


More than 6,200 farmworkers were identified by the DAR as qualified to become agrarian reform beneficiaries in Hacienda Luisita. Each beneficiary is expected to own farm lots with an area of 6,600 square meters, more or less, from the total area of 4,099 hectares up for distribution.

In addition, around 400.87 hectares of the landholding will also be covered under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) for common use of the qualified beneficiaries. These include firebreaks (which will also serve as access roads to beneficiaries’ farm lots), canals, fishponds, eroded areas, roads, creeks/irrigation, a lagoon, railroad tracks, legal easements, concrete structures, and a buffer zone. These areas cannot be distributed to them because of their current use.

To ensure transparency of the process, Delos Reyes noted that all activities related to lot allocation in Hacienda Luisita will be open to the public.

During the drawing of lots, the beneficiary whose name is drawn from the tambiolo will be given a Lot Allocation Certificate (LAC) which will indicate the farmworker’s name as well as the lot number for the farm lot that will be allocated to him.

The LAC of beneficiaries who are not present and who did not send a representative will be kept in the meantime by the DAR. The beneficiary concerned may later claim the certificate at the DAR-Tarlac office.

After receiving the certificate, the beneficiary will then be oriented on his rights and obligations with respect to the CARP-awarded land. He then reads and signs the Application to Purchase and Farmers’ Undertaking (APFU), which signifies his intention to accept the duties and responsibilities of a qualified beneficiary.

“We have to remind our beneficiaries: only those who signed the APFU will be given land,” Delos Reyes pointed out.

He said the results of the lot allocation activities will be posted in each barangay and municipality covered by Hacienda Luisita as well as at the DAR-Tarlac Provincial Office.

Through Theresa Alpa, this is Juvy de Guzman thanking DAR for the action they made. Hoping that the Farmers will be more productive as recipient of the great allocation. Mabuhay kayo....!!!


Linggo, Hulyo 14, 2013

Bloggers Association of the Philippines: PAG-USAPAN NATIN NI: JUVY DE GUZMAN

Bloggers Association of the Philippines: PAG-USAPAN NATIN NI: JUVY DE GUZMAN: SALAMAT SA INYO.. PAG-ASANG HANDOG SA MGA BATANG MAY CANCER..... Salamat sa pag-asang ito, na naipagkaloob sa akin ng mga kaibigan....



Salamat sa pag-asang ito, na naipagkaloob sa akin ng mga kaibigan. Isa rin palang gaya ko na may pusong magpasaya sa buhay ng iba. Actually, naghangad lang ako na maghandog ng ilang dagdag na donations para sa kanilang activities.

Nang, sa di inaasahang pagkakataon, naimbitahan ako ni Therry sa FB, para dumalo sa kanyang imbitasyon. Nung una, ayaw ko sana, sa dami rin kasi ng aking imbitasyong natatanggap. Mahirap po kasing tanggap ng tanggap ng kompromiso, nang hindi naman nakakarating. Pero, dahil sa imbitasyon pa rin ni Ate Precy naman, sa pareho pa ring okasyon, aba, di na ako nakatanggi...
                             Michael David Lampkin with Juvy De Guzman

At eto, edi, naumpisahan sa programa, dahil sa matinding suporta ni Ate Precy, at sa pakiusap ni Therry, natalakay namin ang usaping Philippine Educational kakammpionline.... and the great intention was there. Due to the wonderful explanation of Michael David Lampkin, President of PEC , American National and married to a Filipina from Bacolod City. 

Siyempre pa, di natapos ang mga pangyayari sa Interview at napunta ako sa bahay ni Therry, kung saan doon pala maraming babalutin na mga regalong dadalhin sa mga batang may sakit ng kanser. Napakasayang karanasan at ito’y di ko makakalimutan. That was July 11, 2013....siyempre pa, ginabi ako at ‘yun nga lang, mag-isa akong umuwi at inabot ng malakas na ulan, gabi pa naman. Ligtas naman akong nakauwi, at kinabukasan, eto masakit ang ulo at parang lalagnatin....

Pero ng maisip ko ang mga batang may kanser, bigla akong gumaling. Naalala ko na dapat ay makapagbigay din ako ng hatid-saya sa mga taga PCMC-Philippine Childrens Medical Center-kung saan dun gaganapin ang event ni Therry. That was July 12, 2013 1pm to 4pm. At ngayon nga po, eto, kakauwi ko apat na oras na ako’y nakatayo sa stage, ni katiting na pagod ay di ko naramdaman habang kaming lahat ay gumagawa ng Serbisyo Publiko. Masaya akong nakaawit sa saliw ng mga magagaling na sundalo ng AFP, ang CRS COMBO. 

Pero, mga kapatid, ng ako ay umuwi, aba naman, bagsak agad sa kama at sakit ng katawan ang aking naramdamam. Pero, magpaganun pa man,  eto pa rin, masaya at ligtas na nakauwi ng bahay sa pangalan ng taxi TELEN na siyang aking sinakyan.....Kaibigan pala ng driver na si Christopher Pasia ang kilala ko.. ang sikat na si Gani Oro ng GMA-DZBB. Siyempre pa, grabe pati buhay ng driver, kinuwento rin niya sa akin....

Hanggang sa ako ay makauwi. Natuwa ako, na aking nasaksihan ang dami ng mga suporta na nakuha ni Therry sa personal at FB Friends......Kaya, natapos ang lahat na may ngiti sa labi na umuwi.......Ikaw kapatid.. ano ang nagawa mo sa iyong kapwa na mabuti at mahirap kalimutan na gaya ng aking naranasan?

Muli, ipadala po ang inyong magandang karanasan sa aking email, Upang maibahagi natin sa lahat ng aking mambabasa sa Diyario o Social Network at magsilbing inspirasyon para sa iba at patuloy na maghari ang kapayapaan sa mundo.  

Sabado, Hulyo 13, 2013


Nurture Healthy Boundaries...
By: Evelyn T. Du

You could have strong reactions to things that are happening in your relationships with close friends or family today and this could make you feel sensitive. It may be that because of the level of intimacy in your relationships, whatever is happening near to you may seem as if it is occurring directly to you. Perhaps you can think about re-setting your energetic boundaries today – doing so may help you to be on hand for your loved ones without compromising your own sense of well being.

Should you begin to feel agitated at any time during the day, you might imagine that you are surrounded by a golden shield that is filled with unconditional love. If you can think of this shield as not being solid, but rather permeable, allowing your positive energy to flow but blocking the harmful vibes you receive, you may find it easier to react in a detached but loving way.

Learning how to separate our feelings from those of the people around us lets us react to things in a much healthier and more positive manner. Because of the nature of our most cherished relationships, it is all too easy to let the moods, emotions and reactions of our loved ones negatively affect us.

The Greatest Love of All..

Protecting ourselves while at the same time sending love to others, however, will help us have understanding without letting their moods influence our reactions. By letting your reactions be guided by love you will be much better able to cope with the things that are going in with your loved ones today. (VerGarciaBlogs)

Huwebes, Hulyo 11, 2013

Isang Daan at Dalawamput Isang Taon Ng Pagkakatatag Ng Kilusan Ng Mga Katipunero- KKK Sa Bahay Nakpil, Quiapo, Manila

Diklap Part 2- Sining ng Pagtitipon.. Visual Artwork
                              This mural is a composite artwork.. Artists joined hand in hand to make this Bonifacio Mural.. A real masterpiece towards peace and prosperity.. The visual artists who painted the mural are the following: Percival S. Denolo,Jr., Geman Luis Fernando III, Jaime Medina, Ding Royales, Eddie Boy Bascara, Eduardo Duds Sagayat, Arlene De Castro Anonuevo, Ronna Lara-Bes, Gio Acero, Lorena Pacampara and Elmer Ponce Pacio.(VG)

By: Ted Cho

How does Webster dictionary defines the 'word factions'? The first positive definition is.. it's a noun, a television program, film or literary works, comprising a dramatized presentation of actual events and.. The second negative definition is.. it's also a noun and a political party (used always in a bad sense); misguided party spirit.

The definition connotes that it is a noun.. Would you like to translate it into a verb of action?

In addition, the first world war and the second world war gave birth to factions within human institutions and the Holy Bible confirms such statement.

The factions within political parties and government institutions particularly within the Philippine scenario, is a game being played by foreign powers who are bent  on establishing chaos to foment order and or to establish order just to foment a chaotic situation. It is both a question and a declaration..
        In photo: Arlene De Castro Anonuevo, great grandaughter of Gat. Andres Bonifacio and other participants of the 121 years anniversary of the KKK.. at the Bahay Nakpil in Quiapo, Manila, Philippines. Also present in photo is Mam Ester Azurin, great grand daughter of our National hero Dr. Jose Rizal. Not in photo is Yolanda De Castro Cabuco, a medtech and a graduate at the UST, also a great grand daughter of Gat. Andres Bonifacio.

Dakilang Lahi at Kasaysayan ni Gat Andres Bonifacio.. 

The controversial issues between revolutionary leader Emilio Aguinaldo and Gat. Andres Bonifacio (The Magdiwangs of Bonifacio  and the Magdalo Group of Aguinaldo) today are significant and perennial aspects of current socio-economic political milieu. The question that arises now is .. have we learned anything from that factions or have other progressive first world countries converted the challenge into a positive perennial socio-economic political environment? Lastly, thus the saying goes.. There is no other love that is greater and noble than the love of one's nation and to lay down your life to achieve its goal..

Tagumpay ka ng Bayan

Bumangon kana
Anak ng bayan
at iyong tuparin
ang iyong katungkulan.

Busilak ng kalayaan
Ay nasa iyong kamay
Sa bawat pag-unlad 
Ibandila ay tagumpay.

Pagmulat ng bawat Pilipino
Lakas at alab ng puso
Ito ang Himagsikang 
Iyong sinimulan
Tagumpay ka ng bayan!

Sa bawat hakbang 
Ay sariwain
Pag-ibig sa bayan ay

Aming panghahawakan
Demokrasyang pinaglaban
Iyong katapangan
Taglay namin, para sa Bayan.

Pagmulat ng bawat Pilipino
Lakas at alab ng puso
Ito ang Himagsikang
Iyong sinimulan
Tagumpay ka ng Bayan.
(Tula ni Bobby Tomas)

Miyerkules, Hulyo 3, 2013


Ni: Juvy de Guzman

Isang Komentaryo:  Patungkol Sa Mga Jeepney Drivers.. Dapat Maging Responsable Po Kayo Sa Inyong Pagmamaneho.. Nakasalalay Sa Inyong Mga Kamay Ang Buhay Ng Inyong Mga Pasahero!

Guys, pasensiya napo, kayo lang ang aking nasasabihan sa aking mga problema, accomplishments, challenges at pati na rin tungkol sa kairesponsablehan ng ilan nating mga kababayan.

Today, July 2, Martes.....Imagine mo, ngayon lang ako nakarecover sa aking Over-fatigue, at siyempre, back to normal na naman ako....Punta na naman ako sa mga Media forum kung saan, invited ako for my program report....Kanina 9am....dumalo ako sa QC Sports Club at salamat sa kanilang super lunch ng PRO Media News....Siyempre, after that, punta naman ako sa appointment ko in Manila....... Tuesday.....lang ako gumaling dahil sa aking hyper tension.....

3:10 pm....Nag-jeep po ako ng Munoz-Quiapo na biyahe....kasi po sa Quiapo ang baba ko....Nang sumapit na kami sa riles ng train sa Espanya St. ....pinilit na sumiksik ng jeepney driver sa unahan kahit alam niyang, di kami makakapasok ng ayos, kasi, ang gitnang bahagi ng Jeep ay nasa daanan ng train......Paparating na po ang train sa oras na iyon at parang walang kumikilos alinman sa mga kasakay, what I did, bumaba ako at pinagalitan ko ang Driver at pinilit ko siyang pumihit pakaliwa para makapasok ang kanyang sasakyan sa bakante na natitira, nang di kako kami abutin.....Malakas ang busina ng train, pero halos lahat sila ay parang tulala. Ako lang ang nag-react sa ganong sitwasyon at agad na sinunod ako ng Driver.....Diyos ko, dumating ang train na muntik ng kumitil na naman ng panibagong buhay......Salamat at nalagpasan namin ang trahedyang ito.....Dahil nakapasok kami sa tamang puwesto na hindi mahahagip ng train at kung tulog ako sa biyaheng iyon, palagay ko, pinaglalamayan na kami ngayon.


'Wag matulog sa oras ng biyahe sa daan. Bakit kamo, kasi kung tulog ako, maaaring nadisgrasya na kami sa kagagawan ng TANGANG mahilig sumingit sa alanganin, na maaaring ikapahamak namin. Di ko rin po akalain, na pati ang dalawang pasaherong kasama ko ay tanga rin.......sabi po kasi nung lalaki sa akin....Bakit Mam, kung di ba tayo nakaalis, hindi titigil ang train? Tapos 'ung babae naman kasama namin din sa Jeep, kala ko po nasa tamang pwesto tayo. Di ko po alam na nasa riles pa pala tayo ng train. Dahil kampante siyang nakaupo at di nababahala.

Minsan, mga kaibigan, tayo rin ang may gawa ng ating kapahamakan. Kasi, kung wala akong aksyon sa mga nangyaring iyon, e di masisisi pa ako, na bakit di man lang kami tumalon o umalis sa nasabing sasakyan????? Bakit at marami pang bakit????

Thanks God, salamat sa paalala at naging firm ang pag-iisip ko sa mga oras na yon. Nagmukha akong Traffic Enforcer sa pagnanais na mailigtas ang kawawang Jeep na aking sinakyan na may mga buhay na madadamay. (VerGarciaBlogs)