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Monday, May 15, 2023

Just call me by my name

As I embarked on my new journey in the recruitment processing industry, I had the pleasure of meeting individuals who shared my passion for speaking Spanish. Among them were two young ladies who, like myself, were newcomers to the industry.

In Filipino work culture, there's a sense of familial camaraderie where colleagues often address each other with affectionate titles rather than by their names. For instance, older women may be called "mother," older men "father," and so on.

During my time in Ortigas Center, we affectionately referred to one of our colleagues as "daddy." May he rest in peace. Now, in my current workplace in Eastwood, these two young ladies affectionately call me "mama," despite my insistence otherwise.

Personally, I prefer to be addressed by my name alone—simply Gerry. Being called "mama" is something I cannot embrace, as it holds a sacred place reserved for one person—my mother. On this note, I extend warm wishes to all mothers across the universe on this Mother's Day.

Monday, May 08, 2023

Yes to charter change: wakasan ang kahirapan at kurapsiyon


As a concerned citizen, do you aspire to contribute to the alleviation or reduction of poverty and corruption within our nation?

If your answer is affirmative, we invite you to join us in advocating for constitutional reforms through the three-point agenda proposed by the CoRRECT Movement. Let's work together to spread awareness of the imperative need for these reforms.

1. REMOVAL of ECONOMIC PROVISIONS in the CONSTITUTION. Put the regulations, provisions, restrictions and other policies needed out of the Constitution into the REGIONAL PARLIAMENT LEGISLATION.

Ito ang unang susi sa pagwakas ng KAHIRAPAN at KAWALAN ng TRABAHO.
Ang pagiging bukas na ekonomiya ang syang ginawa ng SINGAPORE, CHINA, TAIWAN, at VIETNAM, MALAYSIA para mapaunlad ang kanilang bansa.

2. SHIFT to PARLIAMENTARY government system at levels of government (national, regional, local) with reference to Germany, Switzerland, Singapore, Canada and Australia.

Ito ang unang susi para wakasan ang KORUPSYON at kung paano naging mas MAY DISIPLINA ang mga tao at sumusunod sila sa batas...

3. ADAPT EVOLVING FEDERALISM again with reference to Germany, Switzerland, Canada and Australia and UK.

Ito ang unang hakbang para mapalago ang mga PROBINSYA at ibalik ang METRO MANILA sa dati nitong ganda at kawalan ng trapiko.

Ating hikayatin lahat ng nga mga tao sa PILIPINAS na magingay, pagusapan ang CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS at ang THREE POINT AGENDA ng CoRRECT Movement para magkaroon na ng TUNAY na PAGBABAGO sa PILIPINAS.

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