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Pen Power For Democracy
By: Teddy Cho & Ver M. Garcia

Pen Power for Democracy and Good Governance. What's new at the waterfront?
 Opening and Registration Mr. Chando Morallos welcomes the Resource Speaker Mr. Jesus Arranza.
 Mr. Chito Junia Editor of Periodiko Metro also shares his views about the current issues.
 Exchanging some jokes and pleasantries. While at the same time discussing critical issues at the BoC.
 Former BoC Commissioner Atty. Titus Villanueva and Jesus Arranza, both hails from Bicol Province.
 In a huddle and all smiles.
 Reiterating a point in a discord.
 Just making a point of clarification and the right to reply.
 Mr. Benjie Murillo at the rostrum being the Master of the Ceremonies.

Mr. Jesus Arranza delivered an extemporaneous speech. Is he running for Senator this coming May election?

 Photo Ops at the closing of the ceremony. Ms. Susan Amoroso and Media practitioner Mayet Robles in the background.

What's new at the waterfront? is the theme of the fora held at the Jade Vine Hotel and Resto  on April 22, 2015 that started at 5pm up to 9pm.
Guests and panel of speakers are the ff: Seated in photo: Director Jesus Aranza of UCPB, Atty. Titus Villanueva former Commissioner of BoC, Mr. Chando Morallos organizer of PDGG, Ms. Susan Amoroso co-host and organizer of Mabuhay ang Pilipinas Forum Online {MPFO} convenor, Standing from L. Dr. Benedict D. Dorado, Benjie Murillo- Master of Ceremony, Civic Leader Adolfo J. Deala, Businessman and active Civic Leader Mr. Wilson Ng and Arch. Mike Guevarra.

Whether you are a Filipino or not,  graft and corruption affects all of us one way or another. Graft and corruption affects all sectors in the government, particularly the Bureau of Customs (BoC). In a media forum that was organized by the Mabuhay ang Pilipinas forum online headed by Media Practitioner Ms. Susan Amoroso an alumni of the University of the Philippines and by the Pen Power for Democracy and Good Governance (PDGG) held at the classic and illustrious Jade Vine Hotel and Restaurant along UN Avenue, Manila. 

The critical advocacies of PDGG and MPFO is to push forth the eradication of graft and corruption in the BoC which has been the source of problems of importers and exporters alike. 

Other programs that are to be taken up in the subsequent fora are: 
1. Changing our present presidential form of government to a Federal form of  government.
2. Nation-wide education program to develop an intelligent electorate.
3. Creation of a course on leadership to be offered in High School up to college in a school created for this purpose called Philippine Institute for Leadership (PIL)- a civilian counterpart of the Phil. Military Academy (PMA).
4. Campaign to adopt the Jury system of justice such as the one in the United States of America. 
5. Making patriotism part of Philippine history subject in the elementary curriculum.
6. Nation-wide campaign against graft and corruption among graft ridden agencies of the government such as the BIR, PNP and particularly the BoC.

Atty. Titus Villanueva during the Q & A portion at the Media Forum.

In addition, according to Lawyer Titus Villanueva, the government has to find ways and means to collect more taxes in order to provide the basic needs and services of the people. That is why Bureau of Customs (BoC)  is mandated by Law to collect duties and taxes of all imports entering our country. Sad to say as reported in the daily newspaper, the government lost some 200 Billion Pesos annually due to smuggling. To prevent smuggling, Villanueva suggested that to minimize graft and corruption at the BoC it should prevent human intervention from the port to the consignees warehouse.

News worthy inputs of speakers will be published in the Tri-Media in the form of news as well as letter-to the-editor which our members are requested to do. They are also encourage to contribute to the Pen Power News Letter that will be circulated among the members of congress, officials of Local Government Units (LGU's) and the Office of the President. (VerGarciaBlogs)

Sabado, Abril 11, 2015


Suggestions For Call Center Agents On How To Avoid Being Raped
By: Teddy Cho

There are several reasons why an unsuspecting woman or call center agent is vulnerable for rape:

1. Carefree 
2. Ignorant and unaware
3. Uninformed or misinformed
4. Unescorted
5. You are a moving target

There are ways and means to avoid being classified on the above mentioned categories. 
1. Let's start with being carefree. You must check the locks of the taxi in order to avoid being boarded upon by several persons.

2. Check the taxi drivers identity and plate number before boarding use your celfon to record the identity and plate number.

3. Be in constant touch with your friends and relative if you are on board a taxi.

4. Always be on alert if you are alone.

5. If we can not avoid to be alone, see to it that you stay overnight with the call center quarters or there are coffee shops, restaurants, cyber cafe that's open on a 24 hour. Buying a coffee, soup or a sandwich wouldn't affect your budget so that you can spend overnight just to avoid the consequences of being raped and molested.

6. Don't sleep while the taxi is in motion.

7. Always pray for guidance.

8. If you are a person with special abilities (PWD), do not attempt to be all alone. Have someone to accompany you or be with friends who are willing to help and assists you.

9. If you are drunk be with someone whom you can trust.

10. Always have a presence of mind especially in times of trouble.

11. If you can afford it, buy a whistle blower with the sash that you can wear it in your neck. Use it when in times of trouble especially when an attack occurs.

12. Be aware of several self- defense move especially when being attacked, used your fingers to blind the attacker, once you have disabled the attacker it can give you the chance to escape, shout for help, or kick his groin once you disabled his eyesight.

13. If you plan to go home late at night or at the wee hours, please do it in groups it discourages a potential assailant from assaulting you, because there are many onlookers. Act and move in groups not individually.

14. Request the Barangay or the Police force to deploy team of experts and Barangay Tanod if there was a rape victim in the area and the assailant has not been caught. Make sure you have listings of those on duty and submit the listings to your admin. Cooperation and coordination between the local government units and the private sector is crucial in helping prevent another rape victim. (VerGarciablogs)