Baby JC's Pictures








China's Milk Contamination

This is an email sent to me. The list cited here is NOT official. Ask the Department of Health or the BFAD if the following list is authentic. --Marlon Raquel--

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The following items have been recalled due to China 's milk situation… M&M's, Snickers, Mentos Yoghurt Candy, Dove Chocolates, Oreo Wafer Sticks, Yili Milk, Monmilk, DutchLady Sterilised Milk, Wall's All Natural Mango, Mini Poppers Ice Cream, Magnum Ice Cream, Moo Sandwich Ice Cream, Mini Cornetto & Youcan Ice Cream. These have been asked to be removed from stores. If you have any of these items in your house, DON"T EAT THEM. Please pass to people you care about.

Here's a more comprehensive list to date:

This is the latest list of items that is recalled.

1 BAIRONG GRAPE CREAM CRACKERS

2 DOVE H/NUT ALM & RAISIN CHOC

3 DOVE HAZELNUT CHOC

4 DOVE MILK CHOCOLATE

5 Dreyers Choc Cake Ice Cream 887ml

6 Dreyers Choc Cake Ice Cream 887ml

7 Dreyers Cookie & Cream Ice Cream 887ml

8 Dreyers Cookie & Cream Ice Cream 887ml

9 Dreyers Mint Chip Ice Cream 887ml

10 Dreyers Mint Chip Ice Cream 887ml

11 Dreyers Rocky Road Ice Cream 887ml

12 Dreyers Rocky Road Ice Cream 887ml

13 Dreyers Strawberry Ice Cream 887ml

14 Dreyers Strawberry Ice Cream 887ml

15 Dreyers Toast Almond Ice Cream 887ml

16 Dreyers Toast Almond Ice Cream 887ml

17 Dreyers Vanilla Ice Cream 887ml

18 Dreyers Vanilla Ice Cream 887ml

19 DUTCH LADY STER M LF BANANA

20 DUTCH LADY STER MK LF PLAIN

21 DUTCH LADY STER MK LF CHOC

22 DUTCH LADY STER MK LF SBERRY

23 DUTCH LADY STER M LF HNYDEW

24 DUTCH LADY STER M LF HNYDEW

25 DUTCH LADY STER MILK PLAIN

26 DUTCH LADY STER MK LF CHOC

27 DUTCH LADY STER MK LF SBERRY

28 DUTCH LADY STER M LF BANANA

29 FIRST CHOICE CALCIUM SESAME CRACKERS

30 FIRST CHOICE CALCIUM SALTINE CRACKERS

31 FIRST CHOICE CALCIUM S ONION CRACKERS

32 FIRST CHOICE CALCIUM SEAWEED CRACKERS

33 GINBIS PARTY ANIMAL BUTTER BISC

34 GINBIS PARTY ANIMAL SEAWEED BIS

35 GINBIS PARTY ANIMAL CNUT

36 GINBIS ANIMAL BISCUIT

37 Koala Cocoa Biscuit 40g

38 Koala Cocoa Biscuit 40g

39 KRAFT OREO WAFER STICKS 18S

40 KRAFT OREO WAFER STICKS 5S

41 KRAFT OREO W/STICK WH CHOC 18S

42 KRAFT OREO W/STICK WH CHOC 5S

43 Lotte Koala Cocoa Funpack 210g

44 Lotte Koala Cocoa Funpack 210g

45 M & M Chocolate Peanut 200g

46 M & M Chocolate Peanut 200g

47 M&M CHOC CANDIES PLAIN%

48 M&M CHOC CANDIES PEANUT%

49 M&M CHOC CANDIES-PLAIN

50 M&M CHOC CANDIES-PEANUTS

51 M&M FUNSIZE MILK

52 M&M FUNSIZE PEANUT

53 M&M Chocolate Candies Plain 200g

54 M&M Chocolate Candies Plain 200g

55 MEIJI UJIKINTOKI 2978

56 MEIJI UMAKABO CHOCOLATE

57 MEIJI FAMILY PACK-GREEN TEA

58 MEIJI CHESTNUT & REDBEAN

59 MENTOS BOTTLE YOGHURT PROMO PK

60 MENTOS BOTTLE YOGHURT

61 Monmilk BREAKFAST MILK MALT

62 Monmilk BREAKFAST MILK WALNUT 6S

63 Monmilk BREAKFAST MILKMALT 6S

64 Monmilk CHOCOLATE MILK 6S

65 Monmilk COFFEE MILK 6S

66 Monmilk HI CAL LOW FAT

67 Monmilk HI CAL LOW FAT MILK

68 Monmilk HI CAL LOW FAT MILK 6S

69 Monmilk HI CAL MILK

70 Monmilk HI CAL MILK 6S

71 Monmilk MILK DELUXE 12S

72 Monmilk PURE MILK

73 Monmilk PURE MILK

74 Monmilk PURE MILK 6S

75 MonmilkBREAKFAST MILK WALNUT

76 NABISCO IN A BISKIT CHICKEN

77 NESTLE NES D/STICK MINI VANILLA

78 NESTLE NES DISTICK MINI CHOCO

79 NESTLE MILK & BERRY STARS CRL

80 NO FRILLS WAFER BLUEBERRY

81 NO FRILLS WAFER CHOCOLATE

82 NO FRILLS WAFER PEANUT

83 Orion Fresh Pie 138g

84 Orion Fresh Pie 138g

85 Orion Tiramisu 138g

86 Orion Tiramisu 138g

87 PEI TIAN CREAM BISCUIT

88 Rabbit Milk Sweet 150g

89 SILANG NATURAL OAT CRACKER

90 Snicker Candies Funsize 240g

91 Snicker Candies Funsize 240g

92 SNICKERS PEANUT CHOCOLATE%

93 SNICKERS SNACKSIZE BARS PNUT 5

94 TAKE ONE BABY BITES 24S

95 TAKE ONE BABY BITE CK VG

96 TAKE ONE BABY BITE CARROT

97 Vitasoy Chocolate Drink 4s 125ml

98 Vitasoy Chocolate Drink 4s 125ml

99 Vitasoy Melon Soya Bean Milk 4s 125ml

100 Vitasoy Melon Soya Bean Milk 4s 125ml

101 Vitasoy Q Soya Milk 4s 125ml

102 Vitasoy Q Soya Milk 4s 125ml

103 WANT WANT MILK CANDY

104 Want Want Flavoured Milk 250ml

105 Yili Hi Cal Low Fat Milk 1L

106 Yili Hi Cal Low Fat Milk 6s 250ml

107 Yili Hi Cal Milk 1L

108 Yili Hi Cal Milk 6s 250ml

109 Yili Pure Milk 1L

110 Yili Pure Milk 6s 250ml

111 Youcan Masterbean Multipack

112 Youcan Passion Multipack

113 Youcan Silk Sliced and Passion Strawberry

114 Youcan Stawberry Multipack

115 Youcan Traditional Sesame Multipack 4s

116 Youcan Unusual Multipack 4s


-thank you

Ma. Claribel G. Caluya

Integrated Solutions Technology

Telephone # +632 32... loc. 737

Cellphone # +63...

Federalism in the Philippines

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federalism_in_the_Philippines

Federalism is a proposed system of administration for the Philippines and a revision of the current 1987 constitution. Under Joint Resolution No. 10, proposed by senator Aquilino Pimentel, Jr., the creation of eleven autonomous regions out of the Philippine Republic which would establish centers of finance and development in the archipelago.[1]

Joint Resolution No. 10

The resolution will require the revision of 14 of the existing 18 Articles of the 1987 Philippine Constitution and the addition of two new articles. It seeks to adopt a federal presidential bicameral form of government.

Senate Majority

This proposed bill is backed by the 13 senators of the Philippines:

Eleven States

The states would be Northern Luzon, Central Luzon, Southern Tagalog, Bicol, Minparom (Mindoro, Palawan, and Romblon), Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, Western Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Southern Mindanao and Bangsamoro.[3] These would be similar to the US 50 states.

Federal Administrative Region

Metro Manila will be patterned to the US Washington, D.C., and will be the seat of the Federal government. [3]

Senators Based on states

Other major proposals: the election of senators based on states; the election of senators representing overseas voters; the election of the president and the vice-president as a team; the abolition of the Judicial and Bar Council which screens nominees to the judiciary etc.[4]

House Concurrent Resolution No. 15

Rep. Monico O. Puentevella on May 7, 2008, filed House Concurrent Resolution No. 15 which supported Senate Resolution No. 10 backed by 16 senators. Unlike the Nene Pimentel Senate Resolution, Puentevella included the option of holding a constitutional convention, but excluded the People's Initiative mode.[5] Prospero Nograles, a self-proclaimed advocate of federalism, on May 1, 2008, announced: "This federal system of government is close to my heart as a Mindanaoan leader and I'm sure most of the leaders in Mindanao will agree that we have long clamored for it. Senate Resolution 10 is a pleasant surprise because the Senate has a long history of opposing any move to amend the Constitution." [6] The joint Senate resolution called for the creation of 11 federal states in the country, by convening of Congress “into a constituent assembly for the purpose of revising the Constitution to establish a federal system of government.”

Presidential Visit of Couchepin and Arroyo's backing

Swiss President Pascal CouchepinGloria Macapagal-Arroyo stated to visiting Swiss President Pascal Couchepin: “We advocate federalism as a way to ensure long-lasting peace in Mindanao.”
Swiss President Pascal Couchepin

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo stated to visiting Swiss President Pascal Couchepin: “We advocate federalism as a way to ensure long-lasting peace in Mindanao.”[7]

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo stated to visiting Swiss President Pascal Couchepin: “We advocate federalism as a way to ensure long-lasting peace in Mindanao.”[7] Press Secretary Jesus Dureza, on August 12, 2008, stated: “It’s all systems go for Charter change. We are supporting Senate Joint Resolution No. 10. Naughty insinuations that she [Arroyo] was going for Cha-cha [Charter change] because she wants to extend her term in office prompted the President to make her position clear. She is calling for a constitutional amendment… in order to bring about the Bangsamoro Juridical Entity. An opportunity should be given to the whole country to avail of the reform effects of federalism. The sentiment of many people there is to give local officials more authority in order to perform better. And the federal set-up is the way forward to this. The President has approved the way forward and there’s no question about it. If she has the political will to do it she has to muster political will in spite of all these noises.”[8]

Meanwhile, La Union Representative Victor Ortega of La Union, chairman of the House committee on constitutional amendments said, the results of his survey showed that 115 (94.26%) of the 123 solons were in favor of amending the Constitution. However, opposition and leftist lawmakers questioned the results and intent of Ortega’s survey, and called Arroyo’s proposal a ploy for her “perpetuation in power” and the removal of protectionist provisions in the Charter. Ortega’s survey showed 62 respondents favor Charter change through a constitutional assembly, and 89 respondents were in favor of shifting to a parliamentary form of government compared to 56 who voted for federalism, while 70 respondents preferred to amend the Constitution after the 2010 presidential elections. Members of the committee on constitutional amendments would vote by the end August on whether to amend the Constitution or not.[9]

References

  1. ^ JOINT RESOLUTION TO CONVENE THE CONGRESS INTO A CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVISING THE CONSTITUTION TO ESTABLISH A FEDERAL SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT, Senate of the Republic of the Philippines, April 23, 2008, <http://senate.gov.ph/14th_congress/resolutions/sjr-10.pdf>. Retrieved on 27 June 2008
  2. ^ Federalism gets majority backing in Senate
  3. ^ a b Eleven senators endorse federal system of govt.
  4. ^ In a surprise move, senators give qualified yes to charter debate.
  5. ^ gmanews.tv/story, House resolution supports change in form of government
  6. ^ abs-cbnnews.com, House, Senate begin cha-cha talks next week
  7. ^ a b newsinfo.inquirer.net, Arroyo resurrects Charter change, Dureza: Federalism needs constitutional amendment
  8. ^ inquirer.net, ‘All systems go for Charter change’--Palace
  9. ^ newsinfo.inquirer.net, Solon’s survey: Majority in House for Charter Change


Pictures of My Nephew -Born September 23, 2008
























My Sister in Yemen

My sister wearing an all-black Muslim dress called HIJAB in Yemen




My sister Marichu in Yemen




So hot??? Lol.. hehehe



My sister with the son of her employer named Shahd in

Abu Dhabi (during Shahd's birthday)



Permission Slip


PERMISSION SLIP

This interview will be conducted by the undersigned students, as part of the requirements in PSYCO1 (Introduction to Psychology) of AMA Computer College-Makati Campus, Makati City at National Center for Mental Health, Mandaluyong City.

The aims of this course are to introduce students to the basic concepts and principles of psychology and to encourage students to produce their own original write-ups about concepts relating to psychology by means of an interview.

Name of Students Signature: Student Number:
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Signed:

MARLON B. RAQUEL
Instructor, PSYCO1
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(WORKING TITLE OF THE INTERVIEW)

Please sign below that you have read and agree with the following statements:

I understand that this interview is being conducted as part of the academic requirements for Introduction to Psychology, PSYCO1.

I confirm that the student has explained to me the working title of the article and the nature of its proposed content.

I understand that this material will be used only for classroom discussion.

Signed: _______________________________
Name of the Interviewee, Psychiatrist/Psychologist Date
(Signature over Printed Name)
Date:
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Letter of Request for Faculty Manual

16 June 2008


MS. GINA SOLIVA
Human Resource Supervisor
AMACC-Makati Campus
Makati City


Dear Ma’am:


Warm greetings!

I would like to request a copy of the faculty manual of AMA Education System.

As a faculty member, I deemed it necessary to have a copy of the manual so that I would be well-versed with the company policies.

I humbly ask for a written response in this earnest request.

Thank you so much!


Sincerely yours,



MR. MARLON B. RAQUEL
Faculty Member
College of Arts and Sciences

Application for Renewal of Appointment as Faculty Member

APPLICATION FOR
RENEWAL OF APPOINTMENT AS FACULTY MEMBER


21 July 2008


PROF. DANIEL JOHN L. GATUS
College Dean
AMA Computer College-Makati Campus
Makati City


Sir:


Greetings!

In view of the expiration of my appointment/teaching contract effective August 23, 2008, I have the honor to apply for renewal of my appointment as full-time faculty member with the rank of Assistant Instructor 1 of AMA Computer College-Makati Campus effective 2nd Trimester, S.Y. 2008 – 2009.

I hereby commit my loyalty to AMA and promise to abide by the policies, standards, rules and regulations of the school, including the requirement to finish at least a master’s degree within the first three years of my teaching career in AMA. In line with this application for renewal of appointment/teaching contract, I also commit myself to excellence in instruction, research and publication.

I understand that should I fail to submit this letter to the HRD, the school shall consider me not interested to renew my appointment/teaching contract. Furthermore, as a professional educator, I shall settle all my remaining accountabilities and obligations with the AMA Computer College in the event that my appointment/teaching contract is not renewed upon expiration of my appointment/teaching contract.


Very truly yours,


MR. MARLON B. RAQUEL
Faculty Member
College of Arts and Sciences

A Humble Hero (Assignment in Englo8)

Directions: Read the following short story. Answer the questions that follow (items 1-10 only). Submission will be on Thursday, 10 April 2008. Print the questions and your answers. Submit a hard copy. Use a letter size bond paper.

A Humble Hero
by Sean Russell Strickland *



I gazed at my Great-Uncle Benny, sitting in the sturdy rocking chair. His massive hand rested on my shoulder as I stood proudly before my class. I grinned at him and then at the class. From the back row, Mrs. Winkle nodded to me with a warm smile. "Go ahead, Jacob."

I swallowed nervously as I spoke my first words. "For show-and-tell today, I brought my best friend." I paused and watched several of my classmates’ eyes double in amazement. "This is my Great-Uncle Benny. He was a part of the greatest invasion in American history—D-Day."


Several kids gave each other stunned looks. Whispers erupted in the room. "He," I paused, "is a true hero."

I sat down with the rest of my classmates as Uncle Benny began to tell his story. "Today I’m going to tell you a little about D-Day. That day changed my life, and actually, life for all of us—even you," he said in a deep, gruff voice as he waved a long finger at his young audience.

"I remember the day starting out like any other," he began. "We ate breakfast, even slept some. All my fellow soldiers were stuffed into boats. We squeezed so tightly together that it felt like we were a can of sardines," he said with a smile. "Well, because of our nervousness and the roughness of the seas, they gave each of us a little bag in case we felt sick."

Christopher Thomas shot up onto his knees. "Barf bags?"

"Christopher!" Mrs. Winkle said crossly. Christopher’s grin quickly disappeared as he sat back down.

My uncle nodded. "Only a few of us didn’t get sick during the long journey to the coast of France."

Super Show-and-Tell

As my uncle continued, I sat with the rest of my classmates, thinking how lucky I was to have someone like Uncle Benny. Most of the other kids brought in a hamster or a brand new fishing pole for show-and-tell. The day before, I’d told my friends that my show-and-tell was going to be the greatest of all time.

"What is it?" Tony Frank had asked. The other kids were anxious to know, too. When I didn’t reply, they begged me to tell.

"A real superhero’s coming to class. My great uncle. He was a U.S. Ranger," I said.

"For real?" they asked.

"He sure was," I said as I walked toward an abandoned swing.

"He wasn’t no hero," Billy Thornton said mockingly. "Especially not a superhero."

"Wait and see," I said, taking a seat in the swing. "A long time ago, before your parents were even born, he fought in World War II."

"So?" Billy replied unimpressed.

I ignored Billy’s words as I began swinging until I was over the heads of my friends, scraping the blue sky with the bottom of my shoes. Finally, I spoke up.

"So he fearlessly charged onto a beach with bombs and bullets flying everywhere. He wasn’t afraid of nothing! In fact, I hear rumors that the enemy soldiers wanted to surrender just at the sight of him. I know I would’ve."

"A U.S. Ranger? Wow!" Tony said. "And he’s coming to our class?"

"Yep, sure is!" I hurled myself off the swing, landing squarely on my feet. "A real superhero."

Remembering

I grinned at the events of the previous day. I had been right. This would be the greatest show-and-tell of all time at Washington Carver Elementary.

"As we came closer to shore, " my uncle’s story broke into my thoughts, "we could see the tracers of bullets flying everywhere, bombs exploding and kicking dirt up into the sky. Hundreds of soldiers covered the front of the beach. We were all scared, but it was for folks like you that we fought. It was our job," he said, looking each child in the eye.

"Without warning, our personnel carrier stopped. The ramp lowered and one of our men leaped off only to find himself in deep water. The boat operator had become scared and stopped the craft too far out from shore. We pulled our man back inside. When the carrier stopped the second time and we leaped out into the cold water, it only came up to our knees.

"As we scurried up the beach, I looked around. An incredible sight met my eyes. As far as I could see, ships littered the ocean. Thousands upon thousands of men were coming ashore.

Unfortunately, many did not survive that day," Benny said as he paused and looked down at his trembling hands. Silence filled the room.

At that moment, I realized something was wrong. Why had he stopped? Then I noticed tears rolling down his white-whiskered face.

"I’m sorry," he said, removing his glasses and wiping his eyes quickly.

Oh no! I thought. Panic overtook me. My uncle was crying. I looked at Tony, Billy and the others. What would they think? Some superhero, they’d snicker. I knew for sure they’d soon be laughing and mocking me.

"On that day," Uncle Benny finally continued, "many men gave their lives, some of them . . . my friends. Many men had been wounded and fallen to the ground as they’d come ashore. When the tide began to come in, some of them were slowly swept out to sea or drowned. D-Day was a day of triumph and a day of tragedy." He stopped again as his emotions welled up.

Suddenly, Ashley Parker stood up and walked over to the rocking chair. I watched in surprise as she extended her arms and hugged my uncle. Another second passed before the others in the class also gathered around. Before long, most of them were crying—even Mrs. Winkle dabbed a tissue at the corners of her eyes. Probably no one knew why they were crying, exactly—they just were. Perhaps they just wanted to share the burden, to offer a little comfort.

A large part of me felt very ashamed. I’d cared more about myself than my uncle’s feelings.
When the hour was up, the class clapped enthusiastically. Some kids even asked for my uncle’s autograph.

Just then, Billy Thornton walked over to me. I braced myself for the sting of mean words and mocking laughter.

"Your great-uncle’s cool," he said as he gently hit my shoulder. "I wish he were my uncle." I nodded, both surprised and relieved. I realized that his approval mattered less to me now than it had a few moments before.

I walked my uncle to the classroom doorway.

"Did I do a good job?" Uncle Benny asked. "I was a bit nervous."

"You? Nervous? After what you told us you did?"

"Well, I hope I didn’t embarrass you, Jacob."

I looked down sadly.

"What’s wrong, Jacob?"

"When you began to cry, I was worried more about what the other kids would think about me than about how you were feeling. I only thought about myself." I looked down, unable to look my uncle in the eye.

Then I felt long fingers lift my chin until my tear-filled eyes met his—eyes that seemed as vibrant as they were ancient.

"It’s okay, Jacob," he said calmly. "Thank you for having me. Thank you for remembering."

Note: On June 6, 1944, thousands of American, British, Canadian and French soldiers stormed a 50-mile stretch of Normandy beach on the coast of France. By the end of the day, more than 2,500 Allied soldiers had been killed. This story is based on a firsthand account of D-Day from Victor "Baseplate" Miller.

* The author, a published writer, is one of my best buddies - a Kuya and Tatay to that matter. He once lived in Maryland, USA and is now living in London, United Kingdom. He is currently writing his novel entitled "Vietnam Summer House."

Answer the following questions:

Submission: 10 April 2008 (Thursday)
1. Explain the title. In what way is it suitable to the story?
2. What is the predominant element in the story - plot, theme, character, setting?
3. Who is the single main character about. whom the story centres?
4. What sort of conflict confronts the leading character or characters?
a. external?
b. internal?
5. How is the conflict resolved?
6. How does the author handle characterization?

a. by description?
b. conversation of the characters?
c. actions of the characters?
d. combination of these methods?
7. Who tells the story? What point of view is used?
a. first person?
b. omniscient?
8. Where does the primary action take place?
9. What is the time setting for the action? Period of history? Season? Time of day?
10. How much time does the story cover?
a. a few minutes?
b. a lifetime?
c. how long?

Submission: 12 April 2008 (Saturday)
11. How does the story get started? What is the initial incident?
12. Briefly describe the rising action of the story.
13. What is the high point, or climax, of the story?
14. Discuss the falling action or close of the story.
16. Does this story create any special mood?
17. Is this story realistic or true to life? Explain your answers by giving examples.
18. Are the events or incidents of the plot presented in flashback or in chronological order?
19. Was the selection written as a short story or is it a condensation or excerpt? Is it taken from a collection of stories?
20. What is the general theme of the story? What is the underlying theme? Can you name any other stories with a similar theme?

Submission: 15 April 2008 (Tuesday)
21. Did you identify with any of the characters?
22. Does this story contain any of the following elements?
a. symbolism?
b. incongruity?
c. suspense?
d. surprise ending ?
e. irony?
f. satire?
23. Was there a villain in the story? a hero? a dynamic character?
24. Can you find any examples of figurative language?
a. simile?
b. metaphor?
c. personification?
25. Does the story contain a single effect or impression for the read er? If so, what?
26. Name one major personality trait of each leading character, and tell how the author makes the reader conscious of this trait.
27. Does the story have a moral? If not, what do you think the purpose of the author was?


This resource sheet was found free at www.englishresources.co.uk© 1999, English Resources, all rights reserved

2nd Quiz in HUMA02 (FINAL PERIOD)

2nd QUIZ IN HUMA01
(PHILOSOPHY OF MAN)

FINAL PERIOD


ATTENTION:
HUMA01 C2, I2, AND BA SECTIONS



Directions: Read the following questions carefully. Give what is asked. Explain your anwers in essay form by posting them here in this website.



10 GREAT QUESTIONS ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF MAN
By Thomas Michael Powell



1. What is the nature of the universe? Where does it come from? Of what is it made? How did it come to exist? What is its purpose? By what process does it change? Is it evolving or devolving? Does it function by itself or would it degenerate to chaos without some kind of intelligent control?


2. Is there a Supreme Being? If so, what is His nature? Did He create the universe? Does He continue to control it personally and if so, at what level? What is his relationship with man? Does he intervene in the affairs of man? Is this Being good? If this Being is good and all-powerful, how can evil exist?


3. What is the place of man in the universe? Is man the highest fruit of the universe or is he just an insignificant speck in infinite space—or something in between? Does the spirit of man descend into matter from higher spiritual realms, or has it evolved from matter? Is the universe conscious or unconscious of man? If it is aware, is it warm and friendly to him, or cold and indifferent, or even hostile?


4. What is reality? What is mind; what is thought? Is thought real? Which is superior: mind or matter? Has mind created matter or has matter evolved mind? Where do ideas come from? Does thought have any importance--does it make any difference in our lives--or is it just fantasy? What is Truth? Is there a universal Truth, true for all men forever, or is Truth relative or individual?


5. What determines the fate of each individual? Is man a creator and mover of his life, or does he live at the effect of forces over which he has little control? Does free will exist or are our lives determined by outside factors—and if so, what are those factors? How does life work: is there a Supreme Force that intervenes in our lives? Or is everything pre-determined from the beginning of time? Or is life just random, full of coincidence and accident? Or is there some other control mechanism we do not perceive?


6. What is good and what is bad or evil? What is moral? What is ethical? Who decides good and bad, right and wrong; and by what standard? Is there an absolute standard of good and bad beyond one’s the personal opinions? Should good and bad be determined by custom, by rational law, or by the situation? What if the decisions of others (society, authorities, laws, etc) determining good and bad are contrary to one’s personal beliefs or freedoms? ¯should you obey others or follow your own conscience? Moreover, if as an answer to FIVE, we do not have free will but are ruled by outside factors, what difference does good and bad make? ¯we have no choice. If so, we have no responsibility for doing bad.


7. Why are things the way they are? How should things be ideally? What is the good life —for the individual and for the many (society)? What would a Utopian society, a heaven on earth, be like? Is it even possible to create a Utopia? If so, how? Would not a Utopia assure personal freedom? What, then, should you do with those who don’t cooperate and violate the Utopian system? If you control or punish them, is there no longer a Utopia?


8. What is the ideal relation between the individual and the state? Should the individual serve the state or the state serve the individual? What is the best form of government and what is the worst? When is a man justified in disobeying the dictates of the state? To what extent should the majority rule and thereby act against the freedom of the minorities? When is a man justified in rebelling against the established order and creating a new state? What are the relative merits of the different economic systems (capitalism, communism, etc.).


9. He who controls education controls the future. What is education? How should the young be educated—what is important and what not? Who should control education: the parents, the student, the society or the state? Should a student be taught to think for himself or to adopt the beliefs of the society? Should man be educated to be free and live for his own interests; or to subjugate his desires to serve others or the state? ¯see Question EIGHT.


10. What happens at death? Is death the end of everything or is there a soul in man that continues to exist beyond death? If so, is that soul immortal or does it too eventually cease to exist? If the soul does continue to exist after death, what is the nature of that existence? If there is an existence after death, is “good” rewarded and “bad” punished? If so, how do you reconcile this with the concept of predestination? And if there is a God of INFINITE LOVE and FORGIVENESS, how to you reconcile punishment?





A Wonderful You

Dianne Marie G. Baliat
HUMA01 / I2


A Wonderful You

Sometimes we are lucky enough
to meet a person who stands out
among all the other people
as being extremely special
who knows what we are thinking about
who is happy for us at all times
who is always there to talk to us
who cares about us selflessly
who is always truthful with us
Sometimes we are lucky enough
to meet someone who is
extremely wonderful inside
For me that person is you



Wanted: Bestfriend


WANTED: BESTFRIEND
By: Dianne Marie Baliat



Looking for someone to talk to

Looking for someone when

I feel sad and lonely

Always there in times of trouble

Someone who I can share my

Joy and laughter

Someone who understand me

Someone who will love me

Someone, someone, someone....



IS EDUCATION A KEY TO SUCCESS?

IS EDUCATION A KEY TO SUCCESS?
By Arnhel Ramos


From the beginning of the administration of President Gloria Macapagal -Arroyo. She pointed out that Filipinos have recognized eduaction as the key to our next generation in order to get ahead and get a better job.


The govenment has allocated billions of pesos to education.

Imagine billions of pesos and that's a lot of money but why is it that the government always saying there's a shortage? It means corruption on the government is like a cancer that can't be healed.

So, it means each one of us should help ourselves in able to achieve our goal and dreams with or without the help of the government.
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Soliloquy

AUTHOR:
Borac, Nikko P.
Student No.: MC06500111
Deg. Program/ Yr.: BSCoE
Subject: ENGL08



“Soliloquy”

I thought I was not alone,
Me and I is a part of my own
I dig the deepest part of me,
Searching for something and set it free

It was a dark cold night,
And no one is passing to my sight
I’m searching for a friend of mine,
But no one seek for me, and that’s fine

I talk to my lonely heart,
A millions of distance from me apart
And I talk also to my mind,
Why do I feeling alone, Is God blind?

Me, together with myself talking to each other
And a quick decision followed hereafter
Like a person of severe nervous breakdown,
And a nomad to an unknown world of town

Myself is the greatest enemy of all,
And makes me feel lonely and fall
Among those people who intends me into sorrow,
Whatever they do, I’ll be like a sparrow

And into my darkest cold nights inside,
I will awake, then a new sun in me will abide
Even in the next day I’ll became alone,
Me and I will always be a part of my own


- = Kneight_Kenji = -




He's My Brother

He’s My Brother
BY Argie May Aprueldo


We see them darting among rushing cars begging for alms. Or searching piles of rubbish for leftover food. They move through the crowd between changes of traffic lights while hunger aches in their bellies.

These men and women, loitering masters of the streets that they are, have become either victims of crime lords or products of substance abuse. There are even those whose minds have totally grown blank from despair due to extreme poverty.

Most of these migrants are teenage girls who have only attained elementary education and are therefore limited to such jobs as domestic help and waitress. Those who don’t strike out lucky end up as hospitality girls or prostitutes who moved around the dismissal outskirts of the city. The city’s total youth populations who have similarly made the noisy blur of the streets their home.

As what regularly sweeps the street clean of these “lost sheep”. Lost sheep because they had to flourish for the reason that societies of today have destitute condition.


Aprueldo,Argie May V.
HUMA01/I2

My Vow To You

My Vow To You
By Edu Galang

When you are sad, I will dry your tears
When you are scared, I will comfort your fears
When you need love, my heart I will share
When you are sick, for you I will care

You will feel my love when we are apart
Knowing that nothing will change my heart
When you are worried, I will give you hope
When you are confused, I will help you cope

When you are lost, and can’t see the light
My love will be a beacon, shining ever so bright
This is my vow, one that I pledge till the end
For you above all are my wife and best friend

These words I have written, speak of my love for you
From my lips these words spoken, shall always ring true
God has blessed me, and with your hand in mine
Both of our hearts, will forever intertwine

Into all lives, falls pain and sorrows,
I promise together, we will meet all tomorrows
Happy in marriage, honor and love
blessed in unity by God above


Thank You

“THANK YOU”

You taught me everything
And all you’ve given me.
You were there
To love and care for me.
When I was down,
You’re always there
To give me strength.
You’ve showed me
Right from my wrong.
I can’t repay the lessons
That you taught when I was small.
Coz’ there so many things
that I want to thanked whenever I recall.
But “Thank you” only begins
to say what is in my heart today.
Thank you for everything!

PINEDA, Sarah Micah U.
06500013
BS Electronic and Communications of Engineering
AMA Computer College Makati Campus
Engl08/2nd yr.



The Parent Overview About Management

The Parent Overview About Management
By Argie May Aprueldo

According to my mother, management is a time valuable to a family united. The time spent to us and have a bonding even at weekends because when comes to weekdays, work on focus and no time for bonding a long time for that. Management to them also, state that the growing progress of us in early stages. They take good care with us even they are busy in work. Even though, they are stress and pressure, still they have time to care and support me and my brothers and sisters. Planning is also included, it provided what will be the system of the family to have a profession to finish and find job someday. The flow of responsibility that taken apart for every member of the family. Which depends upon how young are we and someday we know the household chores. Another is budgeting of money, when and where it needed whether on emergency or annual purposes. The curfew hour implement outside the house. It is important to have a self – discipline after all. Eventually, exactly six 0r before that you have at home. Thus learning process to each children of our family, which my parents goal to achieve what we want and career manifestation are capable enough.

True Love Last

Marzan, Gristelle D.
MC07500341
ENGL08 – World Literature



TRUE LOVE LAST

Do we believe that a long distance relationship will last? Some people say yes and others says no.

Teenagers are now experiencing precious moments together with their love ones and there are some cannot sustain because of the distance that separates between them.

We tend to sacrifice everything for the sake of one’s heart. We satisfied enough hearing the voice of a precious person and the text messages that we received from them only to prove that still it works because we believed that communication is the best way for us to have a successful relationship. We also know that it’s not easy to handle such things especially when we’re not responsible enough. We only say the magic word without showing it and that makes us hurt.

For me, even if we’re far, I keep on trusting the person I loved, not just for a while but as long as I live I’ll be keeping that forever. God knows how much I value this relationship and he is my witness, through ups and downs I promise, I will love him from the bottom of my hypothalamus.

Now, I have the courage to live life because I’m keeping a relationship with a person whom who will fight for me and bravely face each and every consequences that we encounter. Someone I can call a partner rather than a lover. And one thing I can share, when you love, stick only to what your heart feels and to whom your heart beats.



Be With Me Forever

Be With Me Forever
By Bryan Aguilar

I was cold and hurting
lost out in the night
wandering and searching
for heaven's light
I saw the night sky clearing
when you spread your rainbow wings
But little did I know
what joy you would bring
From that moment on
a friendship did start
you kissed away my tears
and sheltered my heart
I bless the day God
sent him from above
But then I grew fearful
for I had fallen in love
I told you this feeling
and what did you say?
You said you liked our friendship
and that's how it would stay
I cried for a friendship I thought I lost
But then felt your warm, gentle hand
You then whispered in my ear
that by my side you'll forever stand

Name: Bryan S. Aguilar
Student #: MC05500137
Degree Program/Yr: BSCOE/3rd yr.
Subject: World Literature

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