Tabontabon, Leyte: List of Candidates for May 2010 Elections

 

 

Name of Candidates

Nickname Political Party
 FOR MAYOR    
   1. BALDERIAN, Roschelle Leslie E. Rochee PDSP
   2. JUSTIMBASTE, Priscila R. Pesing Lakas-Kampi-CMD
 
 FOR VICE-MAYOR    
   1. AGUILLON, Derlina N. Derlyn Liberal Party
   2. CINCO, Edgardo E. Edgar Lakas-Kampi-CMD
   3. LOBRIGO, Mervin M. Embin PDSP
 
 FOR SANGGUNIANG BAYAN MEMBER    
   1. AGNILA, Patricia R. Panting Lakas-Kampi-CMD
   2. BALAIS, Danilo E. Danny PDSP
   3. BALDERIAN, Ricardo E. Ric Lakas-Kampi-CMD
   4. BESA, Heidi R. Heidz PDSP
   5. BIBAR, Dionisio B. Odoy PDSP
   6. BIBAR, Leonardo G. Leo Lakas-Kampi-CMD
   7. BUENO, Alfredo U. Fred PDSP
   8. CINCO, Melissa L. NokNok Lakas-Kampi-CMD
   9. DAGANAS, Nori J. Boyboy PDSP
10. DOLOR, Alejandrino Rino Lakas-Kampi-CMD
11. DUMAGAT, Paulino Jr. M. Jun PDSP
12. ECIJA, Joseph Winston B. Winston Lakas-Kampi-CMD
13. GAUSIN, Virgilita B. Virgie Lakas-Kampi-CMD
14. GERILLA, Anunciacion Baby Independent
15. JACA, Marlene B. Maye Independent
16. LOBRIGO, Lourdes M. Ondit PDSP
17. REDOÑA, Efren D. Efren PDSP
18. SOSING, Jude J. Daday Lakas-Kampi-CMD

Source:

Pinili-ay 2010: The 2010 Philippine Elections Website

Tabontabon, Leyte: List of Candidates for May 2010 Elections

FOR MAYOR

   1. BALDERIAN, Roschelle Leslie E. Rochee PDSP

   2. JUSTIMBASTE, Priscila R. Pesing Lakas-Kampi-CMD

FOR VICE-MAYOR

1. AGUILLON, Derlina N. Derlyn Liberal Party

2. CINCO, Edgardo E. Edgar Lakas-Kampi-CMD

3. LOBRIGO, Mervin M. Embin PDSP

FOR SANGGUNIANG BAYAN MEMBER

1. AGNILA, Patricia R. Panting Lakas-Kampi-CMD

2. BALAIS, Danilo E. Danny PDSP

3. BALDERIAN, Ricardo E.Ric Lakas-Kampi-CMD

4. BESA, Heidi R. Heidz PDSP

5. BIBAR, Dionisio B. Odoy PDSP

6. BIBAR, Leonardo G. Leo Lakas-Kampi-CMD

7. BUENO, Alfredo U. Fred PDSP

8. CINCO, Melissa L. NokNok Lakas-Kampi-CMD

9. DAGANAS, Nori J. Boyboy PDSP

10. DOLOR, Alejandrino Rino Lakas-Kampi-CMD

11. DUMAGAT, Paulino Jr. M. Jun PDSP

12. ECIJA, Joseph Winston B. Winston Lakas-Kampi-CMD

13. GAUSIN, Virgilita B. Virgie Lakas-Kampi-CMD

14. GERILLA, Anunciacion Baby Independent

15. JACA, Marlene B. Maye Independent

16. LOBRIGO, Lourdes M. Ondit PDSP

17. REDOÑA, Efren D. Efren PDSP

18. SOSING, Jude J. Daday Lakas-Kampi-CMD

 

Source:

Pinili-ay 2010: The 2010 Philippine Elections Website

Tacloban City, Leyte: List of Candidates for May 2010 Elections

 

Name of Candidates

Nickname Political Party
 FOR MAYOR    
   1. ABELLANOSA, Ranulfo SJ Bob Liberal Party
   2. ROMUALDEZ, Alfred S. Alfred Lakas-Kampi-CMD
 
 FOR VICE-MAYOR    
   1. ANTONI, Arvin V. Bimboy Liberal Party
   2. ROMUALDEZ, Alfredo T. Bejo PDP Laban
 
 FOR SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD MEMBER  
   1. ABREMATEA, Nestor L. Nestor Independent
   2. AGUILOS, Patrick G. Patrick Liberal Party
   3. ANDRADE, Robert C. Bobby Liberal Party
   4. ARANETA, Antonio N. Tony Independent
   5. ASOY, Edgar J. Wambo Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino
   6. BAGULAYA, Jose Mario S. Jom Liberal Party
   7. BANZON, Adrian A. Adi Independent
   8. BASA, Andres Sr. R. Andy Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino
   9. BECHER, Roman O. Bech Independent
10. BUBAN, Jose S. Joe Independent
11. CHUA, Danilo M. Dazzie Independent
12. CHUA, Edward Frederick I. Edward Nacionalista Party
13. CHUA, Edwin Y. Ed Lakas-Kampi-CMD
14. CINCO, Rodrigo A. Rod Independent
15. DOMINGO, Victor Emmanuel V. Willy Independent
16. ESPERAS, Evangeline L. Vangie Nacionalista Party
17. GLOVA, Neil A. Iyong Independent
18. GRANADOS, Jeric Dane G. Tata Lakas-Kampi-CMD
19. HERNANDEZ, Robert Tan Robert Nacionalista Party
20. IBAÑEZ, Raul Q. Raul Independent
21. LAGONOY, Noel C. Ging Liberal Party
22. LEE, Santiago Jr. G. Sonny Lakas-Kampi-CMD
23. LOPEZ, Antonio Jr. C. Tony Lakas-Kampi-CMD
24. LUNZAGA, Daniel P. Dan Lunzaga Independent
25. MATE, Bianco F. Bianco Lakas-Kampi-CMD
26. MATE-LOPEZ, Sarah M. Sar Liberal Party
27. MONDRAGON, Gerardo B. Gerry Lakas-Kampi-CMD
28. MORALLOS, Marshall O. Mark Liberal Party
29. MORANTE, Luisito L. Chito M. Liberal Party
30. NARDO, Marco Marco Lakas-Kampi-CMD
31. OPINIANO, Nestor D. Nestor Independent
32. ORTEGA, Ludovico N. Ludo Liberal Party
33. PACANAN, Rebecca C. Rebbie Lakas-Kampi-CMD
34. PANIS, Pedro B. Peter Liberal Party
35. ROMUALDEZ, Cristina G. Kring Kring Nacionalista Party
36. SIPACO, Renato O. Natoy Independent
37. SUMAYOD, Sergio C. Serge Lakas-Kampi-CMD
38. UY, Jerry S. Jerry Liberal Party
39. YAOKASIN, Jerry T. Sambo Independent
40. YAP, Robert A. Robert Lakas-Kampi-CMD

Source:

Pinili-ay 2010: The 2010 Philippine Elections Website

Leyte Province: List of Candidates for May 2010 Elections

Name of Candidates

Nickname Political Party
 FOR GOVERNOR    
   1. PETILLA, Carlos Jericho L. Icot Lakas-Kampi-CMD
 
 FOR VICE-GOVERNOR    
   1. BAGULAYA, Ma. Mimietta S. Mimyet Liberal Party
 
 FOR CONGRESSMAN (1st District)    
   1. CLEMENCIO, Feliciano B. Fiel Independent
   2. ROMUALDEZ, Ferdinand Martin G. FM Lakas-Kampi-CMD
 
 FOR CONGRESSMAN (2nd District)    
   1. ALVERO, Ashley A. - Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino
   2. APOSTOL, Sergio Antonio F. Serging Lakas-Kampi-CMD
   3. BALDERIAN, Rustico B. Toti PDSP
   4. HIDALGO, Alberto N. Abet Hidalgo Liberal Party
   5. LAWSIN, Bartolome C. Tome Independent
   6. SORO, Von Kaiser P. Bong Independent
   7. TRIMOR, Pastor Jr. J. Pat Bangon Pilipinas Party
 
FOR CONGRESSMAN (3rd District)    
   1. PELIPEL, Paquito Jr. D. PP Independent
   2. PFLEIDER, Edwin A. Bebot Liberal Party
   3. SALVACION, Andres Jr. D. Andy Lakas-Kampi-CMD
   4. VELOSO, Eduardo K. Ed Lining Nacionalista Party
 
 FOR CONGRESSMAN (4th District)    
   1. CODILLA, Eufrocino Jr. C. Winnie Lakas-Kampi-CMD
   2. GOMEZ, Richard I. Goma Liberal Party
   3. TAGOLINO, Silverio R. Berio Independent
 
 FOR CONGRESSMAN (5th District)    
   1. CARI, Jose Carlos L. Boying Lakas-Kampi-CMD
 
 FOR BOARD MEMBER (1st District)    
   1. BAÑEZ, Venancio Jr. A. Dodong Lakas-Kampi-CMD
   2. BRAZIL, Proto Jr. Q. Toty NPC
   3. GO-SOCO, Ma. Lourdes A. Malou Lakas-Kampi--CMD
   4. JOMADIAO, Edwin B. Edwin Independent
   5. TIU, Roque A. OK Liberal Party
   6. YU, Renato C Renato Independent
 
 FOR BOARD MEMBER (2nd District)    
   1. APOSTOL, Anlie G. Ebbie Lakas-Kampi-CMD
   2. DELA CRUZ, Joaquin Ashley A - Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino
   3. ONGBIT, Simeon Jr. O. Tamboy PDSP
   4. VILLASIN, Niccolo J. NIco Lakas-Kampi-CMD
 
 FOR BOARD MEMBER (3rd District)    
   1. LELIS, Arcadio B. Carding Nacionalista Party
   2. OCUBILLO, Merlou O. Lot Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino
   3. OCUBILLO, Romulo R. G.M. Molly Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino
   4. PATES, Pedro Jr. A. Supremo Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino
   5. PIAMONTE, Rolando C. Lando Lakas-Kampi-CMD
   6. REMANDABAN, Bernard Jonathan M. Benjo Lakas-Kampi-CMD
   7. SALVACION, Andres Nautilus P. Boyen PDSP
 
 FOR BOARD MEMBER (4th District)    
   1. BERTULFO, Deborah G. Ebon Lakas-Kampi-CMD
   2. JABILLES, Antonio C. Tony Lakas-Kampi-CMD
   3. LARRAZABAL, Mario E. Mar Liberal
   4. LAURENTE, Reynaldo S. Rene NPC
   5. REYES, Juanito V. Dodong Liberal Party
 
 FOR BOARD MEMBER (5th District)    
   1. CAYUNDA, Florante Jr. A. Jun Jun Lakas-Kampi-CMD
   3. LORETO, Carlo P. Opan Lakas-Kampi-CMD

Source:

Pinili-ay 2010: The 2010 Philippine Elections Website

Certified List of Candidates in May 2010 Elections, 176-187

 

176. TRADE UNION CONGRESS PARTY

177. UGNAYAN NG NAGKAKAISANG LAYUNIN AT ADHIKAING DAKILA

178. UNA ANG PAMILYA FORMERLY ALLIANCE OF NEO-CONSERVATIVES

179. UNITED CADDIES AND GREEN KEEPERS ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES

180. UNITED FILIPINO SEAFARERS

181. UNITED MOVEMENT AGAINST DRUGS FOUNDATION, INC.

182. VENDORS AND TRADERS ALLIANCE OF PHILIPPINES PARTY

183. VETERANS FREEDOM PARTY

184. WOMENPOWER, INC.

185. YES WE CAN, INC.

186. YOU AGAINST CORRUPTION AND POVERTY

187. YOUTH LEAGUE FOR PEACE AND ADVANCEMENT

 

CERTIFICATION:


THIS  LIST  SHALL  BE  POSTED  INSIDE
EACH  VOTING  BOOTH  ON  ELECTION  DAY
AND  SHOULD  BE  KEPT  POSTED  DURING  THE
VOTING.

 

IMPORTANT:

ANY  PERSON  REMOVING,  DEFACING  OR
DESTROYING  THIS  LIST  SHALL  BE  SUBJECT
TO PROSECUTION UNDER THE LAW


I  hereby  certify  that  the  persons
aboved-named  have  filed  the  certificates  of
candidacy  for  the  office  of  PARTY  LIST  in  the
May 10, 2010 elections.

ATTY. FERDINAND T. RAFANAN

Director IV, Law Department

 

ATTESTED BY:

 

JOSE A.R. MELO

Chairman

 

NOTE:  This is without prejudice to compliance of all candidates to submit Drug Test Certification pursuant to Section 369 (g) of Republic Act No.9165. "The Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002".

 

Source: Commission on Elections Website

Certified List of Candidates for Party List in May 2010 Elections, 151-175

 

151. KASOSYO PRODUCER-CONSUMER EXCHANGE ASSOCIATION, INC.

152. KATIPUNAN NG MGA ANAK NG BAYAN ALL FILIPINO DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT

153. KATRIBU INDIGENOUS PEOPLE'S SECTORAL PARTY

154. KAUNLARAN NG AGRIKULTURA, ASENSADONG PROBINSYA ANGAT NG BAYAN

155. KOALISYON NG KATUTUBONG SAMAHAN NG PILIPINAS

156. LPG MARKETERS ASSOCIATION, INC.

157. NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR COMMUTERS PROTECTION

158. ONE ADVOCACY FOR HEALTH, PROGRESS AND OPPORTUNITY

159. ONE NATION EMPOWERED BY TECHNOLOGY

160. ORGANIZATION OF REGIONAL ADVOCATES FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE ONWARD
NATION-BUILDING

161. PAMILYANG OFW-SME NETWORK FOUNDATION

162. PARENTS ENABLING PARENTS COALITION PARTY

163. PARTIDO NG KATUTUBONG PILIPINO

164. PARTIDO NG MANGGAGAWA

165. PASANG MASDA NATIONWIDE, INC.

166. PEOPLES FREEDOM PARTY

167. PILIPINO ASSOCIATION FOR COUNTRY - URBAN-POOR YOUTH ADVANCEMENT AND WELFARE

168. PRO-ACTIVE ON CLIMATE CHANGE LEADERS, INC.

169. PUWERSA NG BAYANING ATLETA

170. SAGIP KAPWA FOUNDATION, INC.

171. SECTORAL PARTY OF ANG MINERO (ANG MINERO)

172. SMALL FARMERS AND LAND TILLERS ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES

173. SOCIAL MOVEMENT FOR ACTIVE REFORM AND TRANSPARENCY

174. SULONG! BARANGAY MOVEMENT

175. THE TRUE MARCOS LOYALIST (FOR GOD COUNTRY & PEOPLE) ASSOCIATION OF THE PHIL., INC.

 

Source: Commission on Elections Website

Certified List of Candidates for Party List in May 2010 Elections, 126-150

 

126. CHAMPIONS FOR INNOVATIVE EMPLOYMENT

127. CITIZEN POWER MOVEMENT, INC.

128. CITIZENS' BATTLE AGAINST CORRUPTION

129. COALITION OF ASSOCIATIONS OF SENIOR CITIZENS IN THE PHILIPPINES, INC.

130. COCOFED-PHILIPPINE COCONUT PRODUCERS FEDERATION, INC.

131. COCONUT FARMERS ASSOCIATION OF LINAMON, LANAO DEL NORTE, INC.

132. CONFEDERATION OF NON-STOCK SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS, INC.

133. COOPERATIVE NATCCO NETWORK PARTY

134. DAMAYAN ALLIANCE OF THE AGING & DISABLED FILIPINOS, INC.

135. DEMOCRATIC INDEPENDENT WORKERS' ASSOCIATION, INC.

136. FILIPINO MUSLIM ORGANIZATION

137. FIRM 24-K ASSOCIATION, INC.

138. FIRST PEOPLE'S REPRESENTATIVE FOR INDIGENT STUDENT ATHLETES

139. FREE WORKERS

140. GABRIELA WOMENS PARTY

141. GREEN FORCE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT-SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF MOTHER EARTH

142. ITENERANT VENDORS ALLIANCE OF THE PHILIPPINES

143. KABABAIHANG LINGKOD BAYAN SA PILIPINAS

144. KABALIKAT NG MAMAMAYAN

145. KABATAAN PARTYLIST

146. KABUKLURAN NG MGA KABABAIHANG FILIPINA SA TIMOG KATAGALUGAN

147. KALAHI SECTORAL PARTY

148. KALINGA-ADVOCACY FOR SOCIAL EMPOWERMENT AND NATION BUILDING THROUGH EASING
POVERTY, INC.

149. KAPATIRAN NG MGA NAKULONG NA WALANG SALA

150. KASANGGA SA KAUNLARAN, INC.

Certified List of Candidates for Party List in May 2010 Elections, 101-125

 

101. ANGKAN KATUTUBO, INC.

102. ANTI WAR / ANTI TERROR MINDANAO PEACE MOVEMENT

103. ARTS BUSINESS AND SCIENCE PROFESSIONALS

104. ASOSASYON NG MGA MALILIIT NA NEGOSYANTENG GUMAGANAP

105. ASSOCIATION FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS ADVOCAY IN LEADERSHIP

106. ASSOCIATION OF ADMINISTRATORS, PROFESSIONALS AND SENIORS

107. ASSOCIATION OF LABORERS AND EMPLOYEES

108. ASSOCIATION OF PHILIPPINE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES

109. ATONG PAGLAUM

110. BABAE PARA SA KAUNLARAN

111. BAGO NATIONAL CULTURAL SOCIETY OF THE PHILIPPINES

112. BAGONG BAYAN NA NAGTATAGUYOD NG DEMOKRATIKONG IDEOLOHIYA AT LAYUNIN

113. BAGONG HENERASYON

114. BAGONG KOALISYON NG NAGKAKAISANG SAMAHAN SA SA SEKTOR NG TRANSPORTASYON

117. BAYAN MUNA

118. BAYANI

119. BIGKIS PINOY MOVEMENT

120. BINHI: PARTIDO NG MGA MAGSASAKA PARA SA MGA MAGSASAKA

121. BINIGKIS NA INTERES NG MGA DRAYBER SA ADHIKAIN, INC.

122. BIYAHENG PINOY LABOR ASSOCIATION, INC.

123. BIYAYANG BUKID

124. BUHAY HAYAAN YUMABONG

125. BUTIL FARMERS PARTY

 

Source: Commission on Elections Website

Just a thought for today


 Just a thought for today. Ito ang nagagawa ng isang taong walang magawa.

All of us are aliens in this world,
and too many of us have bloated heads and hearts. 
-- The King's Rebel--

Certified List of Candidates for Party List in May 2010 Elections, 76-100

 

76. ALYANSA LUMAD, INC.

77. ALYANSA NG MAMAMAYANG NAGHIHIRAP

78. ALYANSA NG MEDIA AT SHOWBIZ

79. ALYANSA NG MGA GRUPONG HALIGI NG AGHAM AT TEKNOLOHIYA PARA SA MAMAMAYAN, INC.

80. ALYANSA NG MGA NAULILA NG MGA TAGAPAGTANGGOL NG BAYAN

81. ALYANSA NG OFW PARTY

82. ALYANSANG BAYANIHAN NG MGA MAGSASAKA, MANGGAGAWANG-BUKID AT MANGINGISDA

83. AN WARAY

84. ANAK MINDANAO

85. ANAKPAWIS

86. ANG AGRIKULTURA NATIN ISULONG

87. ANG ASOSASYON SANG MANGUNGUMA NGA BISAYA-OWA MANGUNGUMA, INC.

88. ANG ASSOSIASYON NG MGA TRABAHADOR AT PAHINANTE

89. ANG GALING PINOY

90. ANG KALUSUGAN PARA SA PINOY, INC.

91. ANG KAPISANAN NG MGA SEAMAN

92. ANG LABAN NG INDIGONG FILIPINO

93. ANG LADLAD LBGT PARTY

94. ANG MATA'Y ALAGAAN

95. ANG NATIONAL COALITION ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLE'S ACTION

96. ANG PARTIDO DEMOKRATIKO RURAL

97. ANG SAMAHAN PARA SA MAGANDANG KABUHAYAN

98. ANG TAGAPAGTAGUYOD NG SIKAP SA IKAUUNLAD NG MGA PINOY

99. ANG TAO MUNA AT BAYAN

100. ANGAT ATING KABUHAYAN PILIPINAS, INC.

 

Source: Commission on Elections website

Certified List of Candidates for Party List in May 2010 Elections, 51-75

 

51. ALAGAD PARTY-LIST

52. ALAY BUHAY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION, INC.

53. ALAY SA BAYAN NG MALAYANG PROPESYONAL AT REPORMANG KALAKAL

54. ALAY SERBISYO (WORKERS IN THE INFORMAL SECTOR ECONOMY)

55. ALLIANCE AND ADVOCATES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS' AFFAIRS

56. ALLIANCE FOR BARANGAY CONCERNS PARTY

57. ALLIANCE FOR COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION AND SERVICE

58. ALLIANCE FOR NATIONALISM AND DEMOCRACY

59. ALLIANCE FOR RURAL AND AGRARIAN RECONSTRUCTION, INC.

60. ALLIANCE FOR RURAL CONCERNS

61. ALLIANCE FRO PHILIPPINES SECURITY GUARDS COOPERATIVE

62. ALLIANCE OF ADVOCATES IN MINING ADVANCEMENT FOR NATIONAL PROGRESS

63. ALLIANCE OF ASSOCIATIONS OF ACCREDITED WORKERS IN THE WATER SECTOR

64. ALLIANCE OF BELIEVERS BRIDGE IN ATTAINING ACCURATE AND MEANINGFUL ADVANCEMENT

65. ALLIANCE OF BICOLNON PARTY

66. ALLIANCE OF MINDANAO ELDERS

67. ALLIANCE OF NATIONAL URBAN POOR ORGANIZATIONS ASSEMBLY, INC.

68. ALLIANCE OF NATIONALISTIC AND GENUINE PROGRAM FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
TOWARDS ECONOMIC REFORM

69. ALLIANCE OF PEOPLE'S ORGANIZATIONS

70. ALLIANCE OF REGIONAL COALITIONS AGAINST PEOPLE'S POVERTY, INC.

71. ALLIANCE OF VIGILANT PROTECTORS OF AQUATIC PRODUCTS

72. ALLIANCE OF VOLUNTEER EDUCATORS

73. ALLIANCE TRANSPORT SECTOR

74. ALMA SA PAGKAHIKAOS AT IGNORANSIYA

75. ALYANSA LUMAD MINDANAO, INC.

 

Source: Commission on Elections Website

Certified List of Candidates for Party List in May 2010 Elections, 26-50

 

26. ADHIKAIN AT KILUSAN NG ORDINARYONG TAO PARA SA LUPA, HANAPBUHAY AT KAUNLARAN

27. ADHIKAIN NG MGA DAKILANG ANAK MAHARLIKA

28. ADHIKAING ALAY NG MARINO SA SAMBAYANAN, INC.

29. ADHIKAING TINATAGUYOD NG KOOPERATIBA

30. ADVOCACY FOR TEACHER EMPOWERMENT THROUGH ACTION COOPERATION AND HARMONY
TOWARDS EDUCATIONAL REFORMS

31. ADVOCATES FOR PENOLOGY ENHANCEMENT AND LEGAL ASSISTANCE

32. ADVOCATES FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN AND HANDICAPPED MOVEMENT

33. AGAPAY NG INDIGENOUS PEOPLES RIGHTS ALLIANCE, INC.

34. AGBIAG! TIMPUYOG ILOCANO, INC.

35. AGILA NG KATUTUBONG PILIPINO, INC.

36. AGRARIAN DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

37. AGRI-AGRA NA REPORMA PARA SA MAGSASAKA NG PILIPINAS MOVEMENT

38. AGRICULTURAL SECTOR ALLIANCE OF THE PHILIPPINES, INC.

39. AHON PINOY

40. AKAP BATA, INC.

41. AKAP KAPATIRAN PARA SA TANGKILIKAN NG MGA OBRERO

42. AKBAY KALUSUGAN, INC.

43. AKBAY PINOY OFW-NATIONAL, INC.

44. AKBAYAN! CITIZEN'S ACTION PARTY

45. AKO AGILA SA NAGKAISANG MAGSASAKA

46. AKO AYOKO SA BAWAL NA DROGA

47. AKO BICOL POLITICAL PARTY

48. AKSYON MAGSASAKA PARTIDO TINIG NG MASA

49. AKSYON NG MAMAMAYANG NAGKAKAISA

50. ALAGAAN NATIN ATING KALUSUGAN

 

Source: Commission on Elections Website

Certified List of Candidates for Party List in May 2010 Elections, 1-25

 

1. 1-AANGAT KA PILIPINO

2. 1-AANI

3. 1-AKO BABAENG ASTIG AASENSO

4. 1GUARDIANS NATIONALIST OF THE PHILIPPINES, INC.

5. 1ST CONSUMERS ALLIANCE FOR RURAL ENERGY

6. 1ST KABALIKAT NG BAYAN GINHAWANG SANGKATAUHAN

7. 1-UNITED TRANSPORT KOALISYON

8. A BLESSED FEDERATION OF FARMERS AND FISHERMEN INTERNATIONAL, INC.

9. A CONVERGENCE FOR MINDANAO AGENDA, INC.

10. AABANTE EMMANUEL CIVIC ASSOCIATION

11. AANGAT TAYO

12. ABAKADA GURO

13. ABANG LINGKOD, INC.

14. ABANTE BICOL ORAGON INC.

15. ABANTE ILONGGO

16. ABANTE KATUTUBO , INC.

17. ABANTE MINDANAO, INC.

18. ABANTE TRIBUNG MAKABANSA

19. ABONO

20. ABOT TANAW

21. ACT TEACHERS

22. ACTION BROTHERHOOD FOR ACTIVE DREAMERS, INC.

23. ACTION FOR DEMOCRACY AND DEVELOPMENT FOR- THE TRIBAL PEOPLE

24. ACTION FOR DYNAMIC DEVELOPMENT, INC.

25. ACTION LEAGUE OF INDIGENOUS MASSES

 

Source: Commission on Elections Website

Certified List of Candidates for Vice-President in May 2010 Elections

 

1. BINAY, JEJOMAR CABAUATAN

2. CHIPECO, DOMINADOR JR FUENTECILLA

3. FERNANDO, BAYANI FLORES

4. LEGARDA, LOREN BAUTISTA

5. MANZANO, EDUARDO BARRIOS

6. ROXAS, MANUEL ARANETA

7. SONZA, JOSE YUMANG

8. YASAY, PERFECTO RIVAS

 

Source: Commission on Elections Website

Certified List of Candidates for President in May 2010 Elections

 

1. ACOSTA, VETELLANO SEINEZ

2. AQUINO, BENIGNO SIMEON III COJUANGCO

3. DE LOS REYES, JOHN CARLOS GORDON

4. ESTRADA EJERCITO, JOSEPH MARCELO

5. GORDON, RICHARD JUICO

6. MADRIGAL, JAMBY AS

7. PERLAS, JESUS NICANOR PINEDA

8. TEODORO, GILBERTO JR. COJUANGCO

9. VILLANUEVA, EDUARDO CRUZ

10. VILLAR, MANUEL JR BAMBA

 

Source: Commission on Elections Website

San Juanico Bridge




Dr. Mercedes Concepcion is 33rd National Scientist from UP

Dr. Mercedes B. Concepcion

On January 14, 2010, Malacañang named Dr. Mercedes B. Concepcion National Scientist for her outstanding contributions in the field of Demography. The National Scientist Award is the highest recognition from the Philippine government for individuals who made notable contributions to science and technology.


Dr. Concepcion was elected Academician by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), and was endorsed by the NAST to President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for the Order of National Scientist.

She obtained her B.Sc. degree in chemistry from UP in 1951 before pursuing Biostatistics at the School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine of the University of Sydney from 1953 to 1954 under the Colombo Plan fellowship. She obtained her PhD from the University of Chicago in 1963.

Honored as the first National Scientist in Demography, Dr. Concepcion’s accomplishments have been recognized by various organizations here and abroad. She was the first Filipino staff member of the UN Statistical Training Centre in UP in 1955, the first director of UP’s Population Institute set up in 1964, the first and only Filipino representative to the UN Population Commission in 1967, the first woman chair of the UN Population Commission from 1969 to 1977, and the first Asian woman president of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population from 1981 to 1985.


In November 1964, the Vatican invited her as one of two Asian members of the special committee for studies on problems of population and birth control (Birth Control Commission), which led to the promulgation of the encyclical, Humanae Vitae, in 1968. She was also invited by the UN Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (now the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific) to be a member and later chairperson of the preparatory committees for the Asian Population Conferences of 1963, 1972, 1984, and 1994.

Dr. Concepcion was crucial in the establishment of the UP Population Institute (UPPI) in 1964, which was funded by the Ford Foundation. Working with the late Enrique T. Virata and Professor Philip M. Hauser of the University of Chicago, UPPI was instrumental in the enactment of the Population Act of 1971. In 1986, Dr. Concepcion chaired the committee to review the Philippine Statistical System which led to the reorganization of the country’s statistical offices and establishment of the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). She was re-appointed to this position 20 years later.

Dr. Concepcion is now a board member of the Commission on Population, chair of the NSCB Technical Committee on Population and Housing Statistics, vice president of the Executive Council of NAST, and vice president of Pangarap Foundation for Street Children.

 
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Dr. Mercedes B.Concepcion is the 33rd National Scientist of the Philippines


Dr. Mercedes B.Concepcion, or MBC as what she is popularly known in UP Population Institute, is the 33rd National Scientist of the Philippines after Her Excellency Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo awarded her the National Scientist Award for her contributions in the field of demography just last month. She is recognized as the first Asian female demographer and a founding Dean of UP Population Institute. The rank and title of National Scientist of the Philippines is the highest award given by the Philippine governement to Filipino scientists.

Out of 33 National Scientists in the country, 30 of them are UP alumni. As a graduate student of UPPI and as an alumnus of UP, I am proud that this national university - the university of the people, has time and again proven its worth.

To Ma'am MBC, I salute you! Congratulations and God bless you more!

Puerto Princesa City Mayor Officially Endorses Bro. Eddie for President, Another Breakthrough for Bangon Pilipinas Party


When I first read the news about Mayor Edward Hagedorn publicly supporting Bro. Eddie in this coming May 2010 elections, I was overjoyed. This is another breakthrough for Bangon Pilipinas Party under the leadership of Bro. Eddie Villanueva as its standard bearer. The mayor issued a public statement about this on Friday. Hagedorn is popularly known for making Puerto Princesa City in Palawan a prosperous city under his term.

Hagedorn is a former ally of former President Joseph Estrada who is also running for the presidency.  Under President Arroyo's term, he was commissioned as "anti-jueteng czar." The mayor of Puerto Princesa has his own reasons why he chose Bro. Eddie Villanueva over the administration-backed candidate Gibo Teodoro and Estrada himself.

“Nasubukan na natin lahat. Bakit di naman natin subukan ang taong may takot sa Diyos? Siguradong di sya gagawa ng masama dahil di nya pwedeng suwayin ang itinuturo niya," Hagedorn said. "Nung una po akong tumakbong meyor, pinagtatawanan ako ng ibang mga kakilala ko. Pa’no raw po ako mananalo sa kalaban kong kandidato na 27 taon nang naninilbihan sa Puerto Princesa? Pero nung ipinag-pray po ako ni Bro Eddie, sabi niya na ako raw po ang mananalo. Siya lang po ang naniwala sa akin. At nanalo nga po ako." And this has been the reason why he supports Bro. Eddie now.

I wrote in my previous articles that I hope and I pray that more and more people would support Bro. Eddie.  Former ARMM governor and MNLF founder Nur Misuari also support Villanueva and some Muslim groups in Mindanao. It is not without reason why they publicly throw their support for the evangelist-turned-politician. They sincerely believe that Bro. Eddie would help the Philippines rise again.

1st Civil Service Examination-Paper and Pencil Test (CSE-PPT) for 2010 set on April 25

On February 18 Thursday, my friend (Anton) and I applied for the Civil Service Examination in the regional office of Civil Service Commission in Banawe, Quezon City. The deadline for submission of requirements is on March 10. This would be my first time to take the exam. The exam is designed for those who want to work in the government. Requirements are as follows as posted in CSC website:

1. Applicants must accomplish properly the prescribed examination application form (CS Form No. 100 Revised 2008).

2. Four (4) latest and identical (1.5” x 2”) I.D. pictures with white background and with a full name tag that includes the surname, first name and middle initial taken within three (3) months before the date of filing of the application. Pictures that are scanned, photocopied or computer-enhanced are not accepted. Name tag should be hand-held. Applicants should not wear eye glasses or any accessory that may cover their facial features when they are having their pictures taken.

3. Any valid ID such as Driver’s License, SSS ID, GSIS ID, current Office ID, Postal ID, BIR ID, Barangay ID, Voter’s ID, Valid Passport or Police Clearance which contain the applicant’s picture, signature, birthdate, and the signature of the authorized head of the issuing agency. Photocopy of the same should be attached to the approved application form to serve as reference for Room Examiners on the day of the examination.

4. Examination fee of Php 350.00.

When I submitted my documents for review, the officer-in-charge asked me what's demography (my master's degree program I'm currently enrolled in UP Diliman) all about. I told her that it's all about population studies but more on the technical side (statistics), not just theories. Then she asked me why I am working in a BPO industry as a call center agent. She also asked if I also graduated in UP in college. I said yes. I think she was conveying me a message that I should be working somewhere else because I am a graduate of UP. Then I proceeded in explaining her that I used to work as a college instructor before and I need to finish first my master's degree before I could go back to the academe. Sigh! Should I really have to explain to her everything? Hehehe. Anyway, that's it. I'll be waiting for April 25, and I hope we would pass the Civil Service Examination. Thank you, Lord!

Wife of world renowned evangelist Benny Hinn files for divorce


On February 1, Suzanne Hinn, wife of televangelist Benny Hinn, files for divorce in the US after 30 years of marriage. Mrs. Hinn cited about irreconciliable differences between the two of them. This is one of the most shocking news I've ever heard in the Pentecostal community involving a high profile church minister of our time.

I've first heard about the ministry of Benny Hinn when I was just a small kid way back in 1990s. Miracle crusades here in the Philippines in 1980s to 1990s were spreading back then led by Western missionaries and evangelists including Benny Hinn himself. Many people would question why that happened, and for sure this would lead some Christians to doubt about the authenticity of Hinn's ministries and perhaps with other evangelists as well. I think he needs to issue an official statement about the issue since his ministry has thousands of supporters from around the world.

We are all humans, and more often than not, we commit mistakes - and sins.

And another thing is: good that we don't have divorce here in the Philippines. For me, it is ugly. I believe in the sanctity of family. I hope that our lawmakers would continuously uphold the traditions of The Filipino Family today and in the future.

The Earthquake Tragedy in Haiti


The Earthquake Tragedy in Haiti*
By Marlon B. Raquel 

More than 200,000 Haitans have died on a 7.0-earthquake that shook the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2010. The country's capital is home to about 2 million Haitans and 1.5 million of them are homeless today. The international community led by the United Nations and the United States of America did not turn their backs from Haiti. Relief and rescue operations flowed in the country. Many countries and thousands of inviduals from around the world donated cash and in kind to different organizations that are helping relief operations in Haiti. A seven-year-old British schoolboy raised more than 100,000 pounds ($160,000/P6.72 million) for Haiti's relief operations by cycling around the park in his area. His mother then posted his activity in the Internet and individuals began giving their donors. Such altruistic attitude is really overwhelming.

Haiti is the poorest country in Western hemisphere. Its already weak economy has been devastated with the earthquake which left millions of Haitans in the state of shock and disappointment. The National Palace, which President Rene Preval resides, and the Parliament and other government offices were completely destroyed. Imagine if Metro Manila would share the same fate with Port-au-Prince and the Malacanang Palace would be nothing but a pile of ashes and debris. It's terrible. According to the President of Haiti, almost 60% of the gross domestic product has been lost. You couldn't just imagine such tragic event in the history of Haiti. The country is still blessed because the head of the state is alive. They would start from the scratch now to rebuild the economy. The President will be temporarily living in a makeshift tent to show to his people that he is one of them. I am amazed with his gesture. A chief executive of a sovereign state living in a tent together with thousands of homeless people is no joke. I praise President Preval for that. I am wondering if Madame Arroyo would do the same.

The United States donated its old building in Haiti's capital as the country's temporary legislature and government offices. There would be a nominal rental fee of $1 per year, that's P42.00. The leadership of the United States in Haiti operations is really commendable.

I could not imagine if the same earthquake intensity hit Metro Manila. There are fears among Filipinos that what had happened to Haiti may also happen to the Philippines. Our country is in the Pacific Rim of Fire. We have many active volcanoes even in the seabeds of oceans. Volcanic activities under the sea may lead to calamities such as tsunamis and earthquakes. May the good Lord spare us from such disasters. How ready are we when such catastrophe takes place?

* January 26, 2010 4:00 PM

Index Salon At Starmall: The Use of ‘Po’ and ‘Opo’

After the shift, my friend and I decided to watch the movie Legion at Starmall, just across EDSA Shangri-La mall. For one thing, it only costs P110 compare to P160 in SM cinemas. It was 6:20 already and the movie started 6:15pm. The next show would be 8:50pm. We’re still waiting for Raymond who is still on his way from Bicutan. So Anton decided to go to Index salon for a haircut while we’re waiting for Raymond.
So here I am sitting in a couch inside the Index salon. I asked the receptionist if I could ‘charge’ my laptop inside the salon, and she gave me permission. While waiting for Anton to finish his haircut stuff and for Raymond to arrive, I thought of writing something. Thanks to Windows Live Writer, a new software developed by MSN, I am able to write something that interest me, upload photos, etc and then save them as drafts. Then whenever I go online, I just have to post those drafts then they would automatically be published in my Blogger website.

One thing that caught my attention inside the salon is a note from the management posted in the wall. It says,
“Paalala po sa lahat ng empleyado ng Index: Ang pagsagot ng “PO” at “OPO” ay mahigpit na ipinatutupad dito sa loob ng salon. Tandaan: Ang pagiging magalang ay tanda ng maganda ang pamilyang pinagmulan.” 
I really like this kind of practice being implemented by Index management to its employees. This would reinforce the traditional values of Filipinos of being polite. The note further says that being polite means you have a good family background.

The gay version of Manny Villar’s political campaign jingle

Nakabuking ka na ba sa tambak ng basura
Nakasuso ka na ba sa tabi ng kalsada
Yan ang hanap namin
Mga papang mabubuking.

Naisip mo na bang pineperahan ka niya?
Todo effort tayo para magkatrabaho
Para pag bumuking
May pambayad tayo.

Chorus:
Maging bakla ay tunay na mahirap
Maging bakla ay tunay na puro pasakit
Mga bakla lang ang may kakayahan
Na magpalit ng sariling pangalan
Mambakla na lang
Nang matapos ang iyong kahirapan.


Almost every Filipino in Metro Manila has already heard presidential candidate Manny Villar’s jingle for political campaign. You can see the infomercial in TV stations. AM and FM stations frequently play it over the air. And when you go to all Starmalls, which I’ve heard owned by Villar himself, you will hear the song throughout your shopping hours. I sometimes have this last song syndrome (LSS).

The above lyrics is the gay version of the jingle. I don’t know who composed it but for sure it comes from the gay community. When a colleague sent this to my email, I was laughing while I was reading it. Here comes the creativity of gays again. I think Manny Villar would just smile and this could boost his appeal to the members of the third sex. May 2010 is fast approaching and about 45 million Filipinos will be casting their votes for the presidential election.

Defend U.P. High


 I received this statement in my email from kasamasaup@yahoogroups.com.
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The University of the Philippines – Visayas is once again facing another challenge. Despite the resistance of many of the Iskolars ng Bayan, faculty and community, the scheme of gradually phasing out the UPV Cebu High School has been railroaded.

Last 8 January 2010, the UPV Cebu College Dean Enrique Avila wrote a letter to U.P. President Emerlinda Roman stating that "…the College shall soon propose the gradual phase out of the high school effective first semester of school year 2010-2011. With this, the high school admission test proposed for March 2010 will consequently be cancelled."

This letter was then followed by a memorandum issued by the Dean himself to the Professional Education Department (PED) Chair Rosario Montaño on the suspension of the acceptance of High School Admission Test (HSAT) of U.P. Cebu High School. The memorandum states that due to the lack of faculty resources, the profile of the current faculty complement servicing the high school, the refocusing of the College's academic programs and plans and the priorities set by the UP System and the new UP Charter of 2008, the UPV Cebu College is no longer in the position to sustain ably the implementation of the high school. Moreover it enunciated that the acceptance of applicants for the proposed HSAT on March be suspended due to the pending resolution of the proposal to phase out the high school gradually.

The desperate moves of the Dean to abolish the high school did not go through apt process of consulting the students and the faculty and does not hold ample basis to act upon.

Since the establishment of the U.P. Cebu High School, it has been faced threats of closure because of the lack of budget. But it still continued to exist because of its mandate of Democratized Access to Education wherein, under this policy, all U.P. High Schools is a program that helps economically destitute but intellectually deserving students gain access to tertiary education. Moreover, it also serves as a laboratory high school for innovative teaching strategies premeditated to better prepare these deserving students for access to tertiary education, particularly in University of the Philippines, where they can avail quality college education at a low cost.

As Iskolars ng Bayan, we have always played a crucial role on shaping momentous changes and junctures in our history. We remain steadfast in all our endeavors, whether it is a national or local issue that affects the nation. We never faltered even in the midst of Martial Rule. Instead, with our arms linked together, we faced every struggle and continued our immeasurable commitment of serving not only the students but also the people.

Today, we, the Iskolars ng Bayan, have a vital and decisive task to act upon. We cannot stay unvoiced and unresponsive while our future and our rights as students are being compromised for untimely and contemptible scheme that deflects the primary purpose of our University.

The Iskolars ng Bayan are wide awake and are ready to lead the fight for asserting their right to accessible quality yet affordable education. Once again, time has brought us into the arena where the secret weapons to triumph are critical minds and unity.

We believe that U.P., as an insignia of freethinking education, must uphold its commitment in uplifting quality education which is non-discriminating and is accessible to all. Thus, we recognize the role of U.P. High Schools in advancing the value of nationalism and freedom among its students for a more developed and progressive Philippine society.

We greatly convey our unity to the Students, Student Councils, Student Organizations, Faculty Members and all the constituents of the University of the Philippines – Visayas Cebu College who have spoken their opposition to Dean Enrique M. Avila's ploy on the gradual abolition of UPV Cebu High School. We contest the moves of phasing out the UPV Cebu High School on the following grounds:

• The attempt of phasing out the UPV Cebu High School by Dean Enrique Avila does not serve the interest and welfare of the students, the faculties and the community. UPV Cebu High School, for many years, has served as an institution that provides the youth affordable, accessible and quality education through its mandate of Democratized Access to Education. With this step of phasing out the high school, U.P. therefore closes its doors to those want to avail a quality education which U.P. can offer.

• Phasing out of UPV Cebu High School is a step railroading further commercialization of U.P. Education. This plan can be linked to the gradual state abandonment among State Colleges and Universities. With the budget proposed by the Department of Budget and Management to U.P. and the whole education, which was cut from the previous year's budget, it can be drawn out that the government may be making steps to slowly desert their responsibility of allotting greater state subsidies to its SCUs which results to disbanding of other state-owned universities in the country.

• This move by Dean Enrique M. Avila does not undergo due process of consultation among students and faculty members. Moreover, the High School Faculty has not received a copy of the proposal by the dean. This is an apparent move ignoring RA 9500, also known as the new U.P. Charter as of 2009, in which it was stipulated under Section 3 (h) that "As the National University, the University of the Philippines shall provide democratic governance in the University based on collegiality, representation, accountability, transparency and active participation of its constituents. " Moreover, pursuant to Section 13 (c) of the charter, only the Board of Regents (BOR) has the power to approve institution, merger or abolition of academic programs upon recommendation of the University Council of the constituent university. Furthermore, the letter dated last 8 January 2010 to President Emerlinda Roman by Dean Avila did not even pass through proper channels by having it pass first to the UPV Chancellor. With this, the bid of phasing out U.P. High School in Cebu without due process and ample grounds is a despicable move that does not recognize the rights and welfare of its constituents.

• Closure of U.P. High is not the answer for the lack of budget and aging facilities of the college. It is not as well an obstruction to make UPVCC a constituent university of UP. It must be regarded that the budget for the university has been gradually cut each year. However, this must not be the basis of imposing policies that can downbeat the constituents. Instead of eliminating a significant limb of the University, being in an educational institution, University officials, together with its constituents, must assert and fight for greater state subsidy to answer the call of insufficiency.

• This step of phasing out the UPV Cebu High School will aggravate the colonial, commercialized, repressive and fascist characteristics of U.P. and education. As a bastion of democracy, the University of the Philippines must provide an affordable, accessible and quality education among its students and to all. It must also cater the interest and welfare of its constituents – the students, faculty, staff and the community. Phasing out an academic institution that serves the interest of the people such as U.P. High steals not only the right of the people to education but also their right to have a bright future.

We call on all students, student organizations, student leaders, teachers, staff and all UPV constituents to avert the dire steps of phasing out the UPV Cebu High School. The desperate moves of Dean Enrique Avila to discontinue the existence of U.P. High in Cebu despite the honor and service that the high school has given to the University and the community have set profound disgruntlement among the students, teachers and the people in the community.

We strongly deem the sovereign right that lays on the students, the youth and the people to totally succeed the struggle to overpower the ambitious ideas that undermine the interests and the welfare of the people with irrefutable principles that can genuinely unite the students and the people and can bring forth meaningful victory.

Signed by (As of 22 January 2010):
Katipunan ng mga Sangguniang Mag-aaral sa U.P. (KASAMA sa U.P.)
UPV College of Arts and Sciences – Student Council (UPV CAS-SC)
UPV College of Fisheries and Ocean Science – Student Council (UPV CFOS-SC)
UPV School of Technology – Student Council (UPV SOTECH-SC)
Yupihay
National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP)
KABATAAN Partylist
League of Filipino Students (LFS)
Anakbayan
Pagbutlak (Official Publication of CAS)
College Editors' Guild of the Philippines (CEGP)
Sandigan ng Mag-aaral at Sambayanan (SAMASA)
Samahan ng Mag-aaral at Kabataang Kababaihan (SAMAKA-KA)
UPV Oikos

My Younger Brother and His Pursuit for College Education

Marvin at Robinsons Mall Tacloban

Sending my younger brother to college is not a joke. For three years now, I am the only one who shoulder the expenses - food and transportation allowance every week, monthly rent for his boarding house, every semester's tuition and miscellaneous fees. It is burdensome but I am happy helping Marvin, my younger brother, in attaining his desire to finish college. I don't murmur at all because I know that my parents and siblings don't have the financial resources. The advice and moral support they give to him are enough.

God knows my struggles with my younger brother. He graduated salutatorian in elementary but did not excel when he was in high school. I saw those line of 7 grades in his report cards. It was really disappointing. When he was still in high school, I thought of encouraging him to take UPCAT, the coveted University of the Philippines College Admission Test. If I was able to passed the exam, why can't he, I said. I always told him to make good of all his subjects from first year to fourth year but it turned out that he did not make it. He started to associate himself with his friends who were not studying at all. Even if he didn't tell me that he was smoking cigarettes, my siblings would tell me that Marvin was into that habit. I forbade him to smoke and drink. I have not seen him smoking not even once until now, perhaps he is afraid of me or he just respect me. Either of the two, and of course I prefer the latter. It's fine with me if he ocassionally drinks but my parents would tell me that he would come to the house drunk in the middle of the night and sometimes he's not even sleeping in our home. I couldn't talk to him personally because I am here in Metro Manila. He's a pain in my ass and my parents are sometimes pessimistic that he will changed his attitude. He would often argue with them.

I actually tried bringing him to church together with our youngest brother. I thought that might help. There were times that Marvin would attend church services on Sundays and youth gatherings. But unfortunately, none of his barkadas go to church so the effect was he really didn't make it serious until he did not attend the youth gatherings anymore.

I sent him to college at the age of 17. He wanted to become an engineer but unfortunately he did not pass the qualifying exam. I tried to talk to my friend who was a professor in the university where Marvin took the exam and I was hoping he could get a slot in computer science. No slot was available so he ended up taking Bachelor of Arts in Economics. I told him that he doesn't have any choice now but to pursue economics.

When he entered college, I didn't have any work at all. I was in UP Diliman pursuing my master's degree. Thanks to The David and Lucile Packard Foundation for providing me a scholarship. I was asking God how could I cope up here in Manila with a P5,000-peso monthly stipend from my scholarship grant. I have my own expenses and Marvin was already on his first year. That was 2006. Under the scholarship agreement, I was not allowed to work for one year. God is so gracious because He is really my Jehovah Jireh. Thanks to all my friends who were so generous and kind. May God bless them.

I started working in 2007 as a part-time tutor for Koreans. With P70 pesos per hour of work, I was able to survive. I applied for a teaching position in a computer college in Makati in 2008 and fortunately, my application was accepted. I handled social science subjects. I was happy because not only I was able to send money to Marvin for his expenses but I was able to send money too to my family in the province.

Now Marvin is on his third year and I am hoping that he would be able to show his college diploma to his family by 2011. I am always willing to help him reach his dreams. With all the things that had happened to me, I realize how deep my love to my family is. I am attached to my family. I am ready to do whatever I can to alleviate the poverty we face. I have faith in God, in my family, and in myself and that faith strengthens me every time I face disappointment and discouragement.

COMMENTS? QUESTIONS? Your opinion is important. I will be glad to answer your questions.