To Amend or Not To Amend: That is the Question. A Debate on Charter Change.

Monday, April 08, 2024

Donate to Rapper, what's the effect?

While donations can be beneficial for sustaining independent journalism, there are potential negative effects associated with relying heavily on public donations, particularly for a news organization like Rappler which the orgnization asks donation for several years ago. Let me share some of the negative effects regarding this.

Donate to Rappler screengrab from website.
  1. Dependency on Donors' Agenda: Well that's depends on the size and influence of donors, there is a possible risk that Rappler's editorial decisions could be influenced by the preferences or agendas of those providing donations. This could be an oligarch, a business elite, a politician, etc. You name it. This could compromise the news organization's independence and objectivity.
  2. Perception of Bias: Public perception may be influenced by the perception that Rappler's reporting is biased towards donors. There's also possiblity that certain topics are covered more favorably due to financial support. This could undermine trust in the organization's credibility and impartiality. Since June 2023, the trust rating of 47% has been declining, even netizens calling it as crappler. Even confirmed by of such dwindling trust rating.
  3. Financial Instability: Relying heavily on donations can make Rappler financially vulnerable, as donation levels may fluctuate over time due to changes in economic conditions or donor priorities. This instability could impact the organization's ability to sustain operations and maintain staffing levels. Philippine government ordered to close the news organization in June 2022 due to various reasons.
  4. Pressure to Please Donors: Rappler may feel pressure to cater to the preferences of donors in order to maintain their support, potentially leading to self-censorship or the prioritization of certain topics over others based on donor interests rather than journalistic merit.
  5. Loss of Editorial Independence: If donations become a primary source of funding for Rappler, there is a risk that the news organization could become overly reliant on donors' support, potentially compromising its editorial independence and ability to report on sensitive or controversial issues without fear of repercussions.
Overall, while donations can provide valuable financial support for news organizations like Rappler, it's important for them to carefully consider the potential negative effects and take steps to ensure transparency, accountability, and editorial independence in their fundraising efforts.

Monday, March 18, 2024

Absurd 1987 Philippine Constitution

Whatever is happening in the Philippines is a result of implementing an absurd constitution that centralizes everything in the country, and forcing everyone to migrate from any part of the Philippines to Metro Manila. This is what is happening when all of the 82 provinces of the archipelago are neglected, despite all of them are tax payers.

The development of local economies are impaired by monopolies, and doupolies that past administrations since 1987 prioritize their oligarch and elite friends, at the expense of all Filipinos. Definitely, EDSA-pwera!

When there is no foreign direct investments (FDIs), there is also no competition in the economy and everyone leads to mediocrity. No competiton means minimum wage for local workers, no purchasing power of the masses to afford basic necessities such as food, shelter, clothing and nothing luxuries at all.

Those imperialists in Metro Manila and the Tagalog elitists hoard almost all of the national budget and development for decades, then the same who gatekeep the development of 82 provinces as if non-Manila residents are not entitled to it. In the national level, all of the provinces are always in the losing end in terms of infrastructure development. You're truly ignorant if you don't know these matters and even opposing charter change in the country!

No question then that our 1987 constitution is flawed, outdated, defective, rotten and even irrelevant documents by its stupid framers in 1986 in today's modern world.


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Monday, March 04, 2024

Bakit single pa rin?

In the latest update posted by GMA News kung balit may ilang mga Pinoy na pinipili ang maging single. Maraming dahilan kung bakit pinipili ang relationship status na single. Narito ang ilan sa mga nakuha kong information:
  • Pera over jowa
  • Peace of mind, yung wala masyadong issue
  • Focused on self-growth
  • Set of priorities
  • Doesn't align with your principles
  • Walang choice
  • Less expensive (hindi doble ang bibilhin mong foods, drinks, etc.)
  • Rare na ang matinong lalake or babae
  • Gustong maging independent for all successes and achivements
  • Self-healing after being hurt or done hurting someone
  • Can't even take care of self
  • Walang pera
  • Combination ng pagiging tamad, work from home, and not getting to meet anyone new
  • Being contented and happy
  • Sarili ang mamahalin, hindi ang iba
  • Mayaman ang hanap ng iba
  • Parang trabaho pero hind ka qualified
  • Being in a relationship is a luxury and you should expect a great deal of stress and anxiety
  • Ayaw makasakit sa damdamin ng iba kaya stay single na lang
  • Hindi pa ready ang sarili sa relasyon
  • Pangit ang hitsura
  • Cheaters kasi yung iba, hindi pa nakaka-move-on sa ex
  • Not able to match the energy
  • Mataas ang standards
  • Para iwas ang gastos
  • Not interested in pursing a relationship
  • Mababa ang credit score
  • Unrealistic ang standards
  • Yung gusto ko, hindi ako gusto
  • Focus muna sa sarili
  • Naka-"me time" ako baka mabalewala lang ang future partner
  • Dahil sa lagay ng ekonomiya
  • Breadwinner kasi
  • Walang time
  • Iniwan kasi ako kaya single
  • Masyadong makasarili
  • It's meant to be single
  • Kontento na sa mga kaibigan ang kapamilya
  • Nag-eenjoy sa pagiging third-wheel kasi merong food trips, activities, etc.
  • Tinatamad lang
  • Kasi walang drama, peaceful ang buhay
  • For the peace of mind
  • Lack of substance and insecure
  • Hindi kasi romantic
  • Mahal ang bilihin
  • Lahat ng nagustuhan ko, ayaw sa akin
  • Hindi pa priority

Monday, February 26, 2024

On APO's hakbang paurong against CHA-CHA

To the members of the Alpha Phi Omega (APO) who staged their annual oblation Run at the University of the Philippines Diliman on Friday, Feb. 16th, 2024. This year's theme is "Cha-cha: Hakbang Paurong."

You won't see this ideocracy in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and even Vietnam. You will never see this stupid and idiotic act in countries where their systems are in Federal-Parliamentary and their economy is also open for foreign investors. It's only in the worst university in ASEAN which the education system in the Philippines is lagging behind, the University of the Philippines. You can only see this in the Philippines, the only country in the world where there are a lot of restrictions in its lousy constitution, which some of the framers protect oligarch and elites in the Philippines, making majority of Filipinos poor.

Instead of presenting alternative solutions to economic charter change, they go out in public to their naked bodies which carry no value or message at all.

We need to open our country to foreign investments to several sectors and several industries. Allowing these investors will generate job opportunities for all Filipinos. Instead of going to work abroad, it is much better to bring in investments so Filipnios will no longer be separated with their family members, and friends. It will also generate local tax revenue which will be used to fund our education. So that UP students have something in their brains.

Monday, February 19, 2024

Singaporeans trashtalk online Filipino gamers

Singaporeans trashtalk online Filipino gamers saying, "Your mother is my maid, lah." Being a domestic helper is a noble profession, but we cannot keep our country's reputation this way. We must raise the morale of our people by fixing our country, the first step of which is constitutional reforms.

We need to open our country to 100% equity shares for foregin investors to do business here in the country. Doing so, will provide job opportunities to our contrymen to work here, be here with their family members and relatives. Let's put an end on exporting Filipinos to work abroad, instead, let foreigners to do business here and have our kababayans work for decent jobs here.

Let's support the economic constitutional reform. It has been 37 years since 1987 that our country is lagging behind Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Friday, February 16, 2024

EDSA is officially dead in the Philippines

Numerous individuals and organizations, including ex-Supreme Court justices Antonio Carpio and Adolfo Azcuna, are advocating for an end to discussions about amendments to the Constitution. However, it is argued that EDSA has lost its relevance over time since the rushed ratification of the 1987 Philippine constitution was carried out without proper notification of citizens. As a result of this move which left our country severely underdeveloped; rather than embodying hope and positive change as intended by EDSA's spirit initially - today we see nothing but inconvenience caused by traffic congestion because infrastructure hasn't kept pace with population growth in urban areas making it ineffective. Its deterioration from lackadaisical maintenance renders it gradually becoming obsolete until eventually ceasing existence altogether.

Source: Wikipedia

After the Philippine government issued a decree announcing holidays for 2024, it became apparent that the EDSA People Power Revolution was not included. A vast majority of Filipinos have come to accept that this historic event has lost its significance since Benigno Simeon Aquino's presidency.

In case you haven't come to terms with reality yet, let me kindly remind you that the EDSA rhetoric has officially been put to rest by the majority of Filipino citizens who voted in the recent 2022 elections. As a result, it's crucial that we move on from a constitution based on this now defunct ideology. The previous framework failed in its superficial attempt at safeguarding Philippine interests and was rather motivated by an ulterior goal of prohibiting power for the Marcoses. It is time for those involved with yellow, pink, and red movements reevaluate their approaches as they search for alternative tactics aimed at deceiving people again.

The primary recollection of EDSA for many Filipinos is its infamous reputation as the world's most congested road, with little else standing out in their minds.

Monday, January 22, 2024

Ang Charter Change ay tunay na pagbabago ng sistema

To all honorable senators of the Philippines:

Ang CHARTER CHANGE ang Tunay na Pagbabago ng SISTEMA at ang PINAKAUNANG Hakbang para masolusyunan ang KAHIRAPAN, KAWALAN ng TRABAHO, at KORUPSYON.

1. OPEN MARKET ECONOMY - PAGTANGGAL ng mga ECONOMIC PROVISIONS sa 1987 Constitution(Articles 12, 14, 16) ang PINAKAIMPORTANTE na MANGYARI muna para papasok ang mga Multinational Investors at International Companies na syang magbibigay ng maraming trabaho at malaking sweldo sa mga tao. Ang Pilipinas ang PANGALAWA sa PINAKAMAHIGPIT sa mundo in terms of allowing FDIs into the country. Ito ang DAHILAN kung bakit maraming OFWs na UMAALIS TAUN-TAON.

2. PAG-ADAPT ng EVOLVING FEDERALISM kontra sa kasalukuyang UNITARY SYSTEM (Article 10). Ito ay maganda para maging pantay-pantay ang OPORTUNIDAD nga mga REHIYON at para ma-decongest ang Metro Manila.

3. PALITAN ng PARLIAMENTARY SYSTEM sa lahat ng levels of government ang kasalukuyang PRESIDENTIAL SYSTEM(Article 6 & 7). Ito ang ang ating paraan para mas maibsan ang KORUPSYON katulad ng sa Germany, Singapore, Japan at sa mga EUROPEAN countries.


Monday, January 15, 2024

Ten reasons to say Yes to Charter Change!


1. Ang Charter Change o ang tamang tawag talaga is CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS ay HINDI PROJECT ni SPEAKER MARTIN ROMUALDEZ.

Walang nakasaad kahit saan man sa mga proposals na gawing PRIME MINISTER si Martin Romualdez. Hindi rin ito matatawag na originally galing sa KONGRESO, kung hindi galing talaga ito sa TAUMBAYAN na mga PROPOSALS na REPORMA.

Hindi ito project ng isang tao lang kundi proposals po ito ng karamihan na nagsimula pa sa kapanahunan ni Fidel Ramos, at nangyayari rin sa panahon ni Joseph Estrada, Gloria Arroyo, Noy Noy Aquino, at Rodrigo Duterte at patuloy na itinutulak ng mga taong napagtanto nila na ang TUNAY NA DAHILAN sa KAHIRAPAN at KORUPSYON sa PILIPINAS ay nagmumula sa 1987 KONSTITUSYON.

2. Ang UNANG HAKBANG para MASOLUSYUNAN ang mga problemang ito ay ang PAGREPORMA sa 1987 KONSTITUSYON (CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS) or ang tinatawag sa media na CHARTER CHANGE.

Kasama na dito ang mga terms na ECONOMIC CHACHA, FEDERALISM, PARLIAMENTARY SYSTEM, Constitutional Convention (CONCON), Constituent Assembly (CONASS)

3. Ang ating mga kasama sa SENADO at KONGRESO na siyang tumutulong sa atin na maging katotohanan ito ay sina SENATOR ROBIN PADILLA, REPRESENTATIVES RUFUS RODRIGUEZ, RICHARD GOMEZ, STELLA QUIMBO, JOEY SALCEDA, DONG GONZALES at marami pang iba. Nagkataon lang na si MARTIN ROMUALDEZ ang Speaker at pinakinggan niya ang mungkahi ng karamihan about Constitutional Reforms.

Kasama na ang ibang ekonomista, mga lawyer, mga political scientist, at mga pribadong mamamayan katulad nila PROF. CLARITA CARLOS, ATTY. TONY ABAD, ORION PEREZ D. at marami pang iba tulad ng PIRMA, at CoRRECT Movement.

4. Ang proseso sa PEOPLE'S INITIATIVE ay nagsisimula pa lang sa pagkuha ng mga signature. Ito ay dadaan pa sa PAGSUSURI ng COMELEC at ang FINAL STAGE ay iyong tinatawag natin na PLEBISCITE kung saan pagbobotohan ng taumbayan kung YES or NO sila sa Amendments na sinasabi sa PEOPLE'S INITIATIVE.

Lahat ng mga amendments na nakalatag diyan ay isasapubliko at bibigyan ng MASSIVE INFORMATION CAMPAIGN bago mangyayari ang plebisito. So IMPOSIBLE MAGKAKAROON yung mga PATAGO na mga PANUKALA katulad ng NO ELECTION or TERM EXTENSION at kung ano pa man na sinasabi na dapat katakutan sa PAGREPORMA ng 1987 KONSTITUSYON.

AGAIN, WALANG DAPAT IKATAKOT OR IPANGAMBA sa REPORMA SA KONSTITUSYON, sa PEOPLE'S INITIATIVE, sa Constitutional Convention or kahit na sa Constituent Assembly.

5. Sa CoRRECT Movement, tatlong reporma ang isinusulong na tinatawag nating THREE POINT AGENDA:
    Provisions (Articles 12, 14, 16) - ito ang DAAN natin para makaahon sa KAHIRAPAN dahil sa pagpasok ng mas maraming FDIs na magbi ng maraming trabaho, kapital, at makabagong teknolohiya.
  • Shift to PARLIAMENTARY SYSTEM (Articles 6 & 7)
    - ito ang kasagutan sa PAGSUGPO or pagMINIMIZED sa KORUPSYON
  • Adapt EVOLVING FEDERALISM - Article 10 - ito ang kasagutan para sa MAS PATAS NA PAGLAGO ng mga rehiyon sa bansa.

6. TUNGKOL sa mga ALLEGATIONS na PERA para sa PIRMA, ang nangyayari is nabahiran lang ang PEOPLE'S INITIATIVE dahil isinama ang pagpalaganap nito sa mga pagtitipon ng pagbibigay ng ayuda sa mga tao.

Klarong klaro sa instructions, ano ang nilalaman ng PEOPLE'S INITIATIVE at may mga pamphlets pa nga na ibinibigay at based sa video, tama naman ang pagkasabi na malamang uunlad ang buhay natin kapag nabago ng KONSTITUSYON. Posible rin na hindi na detalyado ang explanation kasi nandoon na lahat sa pamphlets at sa form ang information. Alam mo naman na may katamaran ang mga tao sa ganyan na kalakaran lalo na at pera lang or ayuda ang pinakapakay talaga nila.

Ang importante, walang sapilitan or tinutukan ba ng baril para pirmaha ang form. Ang pagbibigay ng ayuda ay matagal na rin na kalakaran at hindi lang dahil sa PEOPLE'S INITIATIVE. Kahit pa walang P.I., mayroon na talagang ganyan na sistema na tinatawag natin na PADRINO SYSTEM (or ayuda system).

7. Ang PEOPLE'S INITIATIVE 2024 ay suportado rin ng mga REPRESENTATIVE, mga GOBERNADOR , mga MAYOR, hanggang sa mga BARANGAY CAPTAIN kung kaya't ito ay pinadaan nila sa kanilang Constituents na nasanay na sa PADRINO SYSTEM.

Nagbibigay ang mga politiko ng ayuda pero nandun yung tawag natin na mas uunahin nilang bigyan yung mga taong sumusuporta sa kanila sa election at sa mga panahon na kailangan nila ang suporta kagaya ng sa People's Initiative or kung anuman na policies nila.

8. Hindi naiiba ang People's Initiative sa ganito na transaksyon. Walang sinasabi sa intention ng PEOPLE'S INITIATIVE na pirmahan mo ito at bibigyan ka ng pera or ayuda. WALANG PERA para sa PIRMA. Existing na ang network or structure na ganyan. Dumaan lang ang PEOPLE'S INITIATIVE ngayon dahil naghihingi ng suporta ang mga Kongresista at Local na Officials na suportahan ang pagbabago ng Konstitusyon.

This is "just another Tuesday" for them or sa mga taong involved sa PADRINO SYSTEM. Ang PADRINO SYSTEM ang dapat i-call out and not the PEOPLE'S INITIATIVE. Let's NOT THROW THE BABY OUT WITH THE BATHWATER. In fact, this padrino system is a product of the political and economic system borne out of the 1987 Constitution on which is intended to be reformed.

9. As for the PEOPLE'S INITIATIVE 2024, ang punto dito ay upang maklaro ang kahulugan ng Article XVII Section 1 (1)

Amendments or Revisions
Section 1. Any amendment to or revision of, this Constitution may be proposed by:
(1) The Congress, upon a vote of three-fourths of all its Members,
(dinagdag ang naka-BOLD LETTERS sa huli ng section na ito)

10. Tinutulak ang amendment na ito para matapos na ang pagtatalo ng House of Representatives at Senado dahil sa Article na ito na dahilan upang hindi makausad ang usapin ng REPORMA sa KONSTITUSYON.

Kapag nanalo ito sa Plebiscite ng People's Initiative, puwede nang ipagpatuloy ang usapin sa kung anong mga reporma na kailangan pag-usapan at ang pagbuo ng Constitutional Convention or Constituent Assembly.

But unless na maresolba ito, walang mangyayari sa PAGREPORMA ng KONSTITUSYON sa kadahilanang hindi rin nakipagtulungan ang SENADO.

Ang SENADO talaga ang BALAKID sa mga USAPIN NA REPORMANG KONSTITUSYON kaya't mas maigi na hindi na lang rin natin sila isali sa usapan. Nasa isipan kasi nila na kapag nagkaganun, mawawala ang SENADO at mawawala ang kanilang kapangyarihan at impluwensiya. Again, sa PEOPLE'S INITIATIVE, WALANG sinasabi dito na magiging PRIME MINISTER si MARTIN ROMUALDEZ.

Wala pa nga yung proposal na PARLIAMENTARY SYSTEM.

Walang sinasabi na TERM EXTENSION or NO ELECTION sa 2025 or 2028.

Wala ring sinasabi na i-WEAKEN ang SENADO, KINUKUHA lang natin sa kanila ang KAPANGYARIHAN na PIGILAN ang TUNAY NA PAGBABAGO sa pamamagitan ng REPORMA sa KONSTITUSYON.

At idadaan natin yan sa TAUMBAYAN (PLEBISITO ) na siyang HULING HUSGA sa USAPING ITO.

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Sana po NALIWANAGAN KAYO at NAWALA ang inyong TAKOT at PANGAMBA at suportahan natin ang PEOPLE'S INITIATIVE 2024 para sa PAGREPORMA sa 1987 KONSTITUSYON.
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Wednesday, January 03, 2024

MCGI's quarterly thanksgiving schedule for 2024

ILAGAN, Isabela - On December 30th, 203
23 just a day before the year ends, the overall servant of Members Church of God International, Bro. Daniel Razon announces the schedule for Quarterly International Thanksgiving schedule this 2024. The International Thanksgiving is a 3-day event being held every quarter of the year, at least three months in between schedule. This is an international gathering of all brethren, including visitors, friends, and relatives.

For the first quarter, it will be on March 22, 23, and 24. Then followed by second quarter which will be on July 12, 13, and 14. The third quarter will be on October 4, 5, and 6. The last quarter is on December 20, 21, and 22.

Usually the venue will be held in Apalit, Pampanga where the church headquarters is located. It will be broadcast live via satellite so other members who cannot travel to Apalit can still attend the event.

The International Thanksgiving is also called Special Pasalamat ng Buong Bayan (SPBB). The schedule is being announced as early as December 30th, 2023 for all members to be prepared in advance especially to those who are working, just to plan for filing of personal time off to attend these quarterly events.

Meanwhile, the MCGI Mass Indoctrination sessions already started last Monday, January 1st, 2024. And the sessions are expected to end on Friday, January 19th, 2024. It will also be the mass baptism.

For regular church services, live Prayer Meetings usually starts 4:30 a. m. every Wednesday. Live Worship Service is live on Saturday at 4:30 a. m. Lastly, live regular Thanksgiving at 5:00 p. m. in the Philippine time zone.