86% of my Facebook friends are in favor of RH Bill

Yesterday, I posted a question in my Facebook account with a highly debated issue in the country today. The question is, "Pabor ka ba sa Reproductive Health (RH) Bill?" In English, it's "Are you in favor of the RH Bill?" Of the 62 respondents, 53 of them or 86% said that they are in favor of passing the bill into law while 9 respondents or equivalent to 14% said they are not in favor of the controversial bill. 

Here's a list of comments posted:

With the YES NA YES:

1. yes, I am and currently using contraceptive its for my kids din

2.  thanks for that... i hate watching street children who have nothing to eat, i hate seeing them sipping and breathing rugby just to suffice their hungry...i dont know if priest do really feel it, after all they are single blessedness, not experienced to have a lot of children to feed...

3. kci sobrang dmi na nang tao sa mudo kya dapat ipa2pad yan

4. population explosion na kse ang nangyayari>>

5. yes ako.. daming tao na sa pinas eh,.. lulubog na ang pinas sa sobrang dami ng tao,..

6. yes kz.....nkikita aman nla ang hirap na dinadaanan ng pilipinas hindi maxama ang mag kaaak pero xana icipin man lng nla na ang bata dn ang mahihirapan xa huli kz wala cla mapakain o d kya d nla mapaaral..kya ang pagsasakatuparan ng rh bill ay hindi q cnaxabi na totally mawawala ang kahirapan pero at least mabawasan.....gx2 q lng i share ang nais qng xabihin kz pilipino dn aman aq ehhh.....jjajjjajja

7. para mapag handaan mo ang kinabukasan ng mga anak mo at sa sarili mo .

With the  'BIG NO' comments:

1. My dear friends, it´s time to think whether you are going to control the size of your family by using man made solutions of controlling the population or by refraining from sex so that you will not contribute to the increase of population. You will be making yourself pure in the eyes of God if you have no urge in sex be it in opposite sex or sex with the same gender.

2. I AM NOT IN FAVOR OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH BILL BECAUSE IT IS ABIG SIN TO OUR GOD ONCE THE LIVING SPERM CELL ENTERS THE WOMAN BODY, IT HAS THE RIGHT TO LIVE. SO MAN HAS NO RIGHT TO KILL THE LIVING CELL.
IF YOUR PROBLEM IS TO CONTROL POPULATION, THE SOLUTION IS NOT TO ENGAGE IN SEX SO THAT THERE WILL BE NO POSSIBILITY OF MULTIPLYING THE POPULATION. AND GOD WILL BLESS YOU MORE IF YOU LIVE A LIFE OF SINGLE BLESSEDNESS.

3. THE REASON WHY GOD THE FATHER IS ANGRY, AND THAT HE CONTINUOUSLY CLEANSE THE WORLD BY DELUGE, EARTHQUAKE AND OTHER CALAMITIES IS DUE TO MAN´S DISOBEDIENCE TO HIS WILL. MAN USES HIS KNOWLEDGE, POWER, AND WILL TO SOLVE HIS OWN PROBLEMS SUCH AS PROBLEM ON POPULATION. MAN DOES NOT SEEK HELP FROM GOD ON HOW TO SOLVE HIS PROBLEMS. IN OTHER WORDS, MAN IS NOT AT ALL TIMES DEPENDENT ON GOD´S WILL. AND THAT´S THE REASON WHY THE SINS OF MANKIND ARE ACCUMULATED AND NO ONE CAN STOP THE WRATH OF GOD IF MAN WILL NOT REPENT AND TURNS TO GOD

So what does this show? You decide.

The Inverted Philippine Flag in the Office of the President's Website

The Philippine Flag in an inverted position in Office of the President website


The Philippine National Flag in the inverted position was mistakenly uploaded in the Office of the President's website which indicates that our country is at war. This is another BLASPHEMOUS ACT against the Philippine Flag which is revered as one of the most heraldic items signifying the Filipino nation. 


As for me, President Aquino should FIRE those employees who are responsible for this. This cannot be tolerated. The photo above was a screenshot from GMA News.


According to Republic Act No. 8491, Section 10:
SECTION 10. The flag, if flown from a flagpole, shall have its blue field on top in time of peace and the red field on top in time of war; if in a hanging position, the blue field shall be to the right (left of the observer) in time of peace, and the red field to the right (left of the observer) in time of war. 
Since the establishment of the First Philippine Republic, the Philippine flag has been inverted for THREE TIMESduring the 1896 Revolution, World War II, and 1986 Edsa Revolution. 




This is the second time where our national flag was displayed in a wrong way. The FIRST TIME was when it was mistakenly flown in a pole on September 27, 2010 when President Aquino met with President Obama in New York City. 


Tsk.. Tsk.. Tsk...

Pass the RH Bill Now (Statement of individual faculty of the University of the Philippines and the Ateneo de Manila University)



Here's the official statement of individual faculty members of UP and Ateneo regarding the controversial Reproductive Health Bill.

Pass the RH Bill Now (Statement of individual faculty of the University of the Philippines and the Ateneo de Manila University)


Statement of individual faculty of the University of the Philippines and the Ateneo de Manila University in support of HB 4244, “An Act Providing for a Comprehensive Policy on Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health, and Population and Development, and for Other Purposes”



We, the undersigned faculty of the University of the Philippines and the Ateneo de Manila University, in our individual capacities as educators and scholars from various academic disciplines, declare our strong support for the consolidated reproductive health bill (House Bill 4244) and urge its immediate passage in Congress. We issue this statement because we see the need for our active engagement in social issues, believing as we do that the academe has a distinct role to play in achieving social justice and national development.
We have read House Bill 4244 on “Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health, and Population and Development” currently filed in the House of Representatives and have kept abreast of the ongoing debates. Many of us have been working on reproductive health and its related issues, some of us for decades. We have undertaken our own studies (literature reviews and analysis, policy studies, empirical researches, etc.) on reproductive health. Many of us have also participated in legislative processes such as public hearings and technical working groups.


Our studied and collective opinion is that House Bill 4244 is a vital piece of legislation. Its passage will mandate policies which will save women’s and men’s lives, improve infant survival, enhance young people’s health and well-being, and enable couples and individuals to make responsible decisions in planning their families. We also endorse this bill as a necessary element to achieve the goals of social equity, poverty reduction, and national development. There is overwhelming scientific evidence that these goals can be achieved without resorting to population control. Our reading of HB 4244 is that it is not a population control bill, nor does it violate any other rights and freedoms. HB 4244 in fact promotes the sexual and reproductive rights, the right to health, and the right to informed decision making of all Filipinos but especially the poor, in fulfillment of the provisions of our Constitution and our obligations under international covenants. The passage of a national and comprehensive law will also guarantee budgetary support from the national government for reproductive health initiatives and ensure their implementation by local government units, regardless of the vagaries of national and local leadership.


We are issuing this statement because we wish to support those legislators who rely on scientific evidence when they craft legislative proposals or decide how to vote. Their endorsement of HB 4244 is an encouraging example of progressive legislation that is necessary to national development.


In this light, we feel the need to comment on the way science has been misused by those who oppose this bill. We have seen the misrepresentation of easily verifiable information, such as the actual text of the proposed bill. We have witnessed the misuse of outdated studies, data that have already been disproven, or studies that cannot be replicated to support what are merely ideological positions. One example that is particularly dangerous is the lie that condoms do not protect against sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS. There have also been those who misrepresent extremist positions as the prevailing consensus of the scientific community. This evidence-based consensus, however, does support the provision of reproductive health services that include contraceptive access and sexuality education. It also supports the services for adolescents and children that HB 4244 mandates.


We are concerned over reports that teachers offer incentives, such as bonus points, for students to make anti-RH statements or engage in anti-RH activities. We welcome disparate opinions as necessary to the vitality of any scholarly community. Thus, we believe that it is an abuse of our role as value formators to dictate the political actions of our students in this way. We denounce any such violations of our duties to inculcate critical thinking and respect our students’ right to their own opinions. We denounce this, regardless of whether the teacher is for or against the RH Bill.


We caution our people to be more critical of the data and opinions presented to them and find out the truth for themselves. We are heartened by polls that show that most Filipinos know of the bill and support it, and in so doing have shown their capacity for enlightened citizenship.


Together with the legislators who have proven themselves worthy of their mandate by their support for the bill, we reiterate our full and unequivocal endorsement of HB 4244 and call for its immediate enactment into law.


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Signed: Individual faculty of the University of the Philippines (23 March 2011)
Sylvia Estrada Claudio, MD, Director, Center for Women’s Studies, and Professor, Department of Women and Development Studies, UP Diliman
Odine de Guzman, Deputy Director for Research and Publication, Center for Women’s Studies, and Associate Professor, College of Arts and Letters, UP Diliman
Maria Theresa D. Ujano-Batangan, Deputy Director for Training and Outreach, Center for Women’s Studies, and Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, UP Diliman
Victor J. Paz, Professor and Director, Archaeological Studies Program, UP Diliman
Carolyn I. Sobritchea, Professor, Asian Center, and former Director, Center for Women’s Studies, UP Diliman
Eduardo Climaco Tadem, Professor of Asian Studies, Asian Center, UP Diliman
Rene Eleazar Ofreneo, Director, Center for Labor Justice (CLJ), Professor and former Dean, School of Labor and Industrial Relations (SOLAIR), UP Diliman
Rosario Cruz-Lucero, Professor, College of Arts and Letters, UP Diliman
Teresita G. Maceda, Professor, College of Arts and Letters, UP Diliman
Dina S. Ocampo, Professor and Dean, College of Education, UP Diliman
Elizabeth Aguiling-Pangalanan, Professor, College of Law, UP Diliman
Gigo A. Alampay, Professorial Lecturer, College of Law, UP Diliman
Carolina S. Ruiz Austria, Senior Lecturer (on study leave), College of Law, UP Diliman
Gwen G. de Vera, Assistant Professor, College of Law, UP Diliman
Robert N. Dio, Professorial Lecturer, College of Law, UP Diliman
Dante B. Gatmaytan, Associate Professor, College of Law, UP Diliman
Ibarra M. Gutierrez III, Associate Professor, College of Law, UP Diliman
Marvic F. Leonen, Professor and Dean, College of Law, UP Diliman
Raul C. Pangalanan, former Dean and Professor, College of Law, UP Diliman
Herminio Harry L. Roque, Jr., Professor, College of Law, UP Diliman
Arno V. Sanidad, Professorial Lecturer, College of Law, UP Diliman
Evalyn G. Ursua, Professorial Lecturer, College of Law, UP Diliman
Susan D. Villanueva, Professorial Lecturer, College of Law, UP Diliman
Clarissa C. David, Assistant Professor, College of Mass Communication, UP Diliman
Shirley P. Evidente, Assistant Professor, College of Mass Communication, UP Diliman
Joanna Eunice V. Parungao, Assistant Professor, College of Mass Communication, UP Diliman
Elena E. Pernia, Professor, College of Mass Communication, UP Diliman
Randy Jay Solis, Assistant Professor, College of Mass Communication, UP Diliman
Rolando B. Tolentino, Professor and Dean, College of Mass Communication, UP Diliman
Roxanne B. Cipriano, Instructor, Communication Research Department, College of Mass Communication, UP Diliman
Archie Lawrence P. Geneta, Instructor, Communication Research Department, College of Mass Communication, UP Diliman
Jose R. Lacson, Jr., Professor, Communication Research Department, College of Mass Communication, UP Diliman
Florinda D.F. Mateo, Professor, Communication Research Department, College of Mass Communication, UP Diliman
Lourdes M. Portus, Professor, Communication Research Department, College of Mass Communication, UP Diliman
Violeta A. Umali, Associate Professor, Communication Research Department, College of Mass Communication, UP Diliman
Elizabeth L. Enriquez, Professor, Department of Broadcast Communication, College of Mass Communication, UP Diliman
Libay Linsangan Cantor, Assistant Professor, Film Institute, College of Mass Communication, UP Diliman
Maria Lourdes T. Camagay, Professor, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, UP Diliman
Maria Cecilia G. Conaco, Professor, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, UP Diliman
Michael L. Tan, Professor and Dean, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, UP Diliman
Rosalinda Pineda Ofreneo, Professor and Dean, College of Social Work and Community Development, UP Diliman
Amaryllis T. Torres, former Dean and Professor, College of Social Work and Community Development, UP Diliman
Rosario de Santos Del Rosario, Professor Emeritus, College of Social Work and Community Development and Center for International Studies, UP Diliman
Ma. Theresa V. Tungapalan, Professor, College of Social Work and Community Development, UP Diliman
Maureen C. Pagaduan, Professor, College of Social Work and Community Development, UP Diliman
Mary Lou L. Alcid, Associate Professor, College of Social Work and Community Development, UP Diliman
Aleli B. Bawagan, Associate Professor, College of Social Work and Community Development, UP Diliman
Roselle Leah K. Rivera, Professor and Chair, College of Social Work and Community Development, UP Diliman
Jeremias T. Leones, Assistant Professor, College of Social Work and Community Development, UP Diliman
Maria Linnea Villarosa, Assistant Professor, College of Social Work and Community Development, UP Diliman
Teresita V. Barrameda, Assistant Professor, College of Social Work and Community Development, UP Diliman
Yolanda G. Ealdama, Assistant Professor, College of Social Work and Community Development, UP Diliman
Rainier V. Almazan, Assistant Professor, College of Social Work and Community Development, UP Diliman
Rosalie T. Quilicol, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, College of Social Work and Community Development, UP Diliman
Thelma B. Magcuro, Assistant Professor, College of Social Work and Community Development, UP Diliman
John Erwin S. Banez, Assistant Professor, College of Social Work and Community Development, UP Diliman
Anna Liza R. Magno, Senior Lecturer, College of Social Work and Community Development, UP Diliman
Justin V. Nicolas, Instructor, College of Social Work and Community Development, UP Diliman
Romano Antonio V. Wamil, Instructor, College of Social Work and Community Development, UP Diliman
Nathalie A. Verceles, Assistant Professor, College of Social Work and Community Development, UP Diliman
Romy Fay V. Gumba, Instructor, Department of Art Studies, UP Diliman
Conchitina Cruz, Assistant Professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature, UP Diliman
Thelma B. Kintanar, Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature, UP Diliman
Bienvenido Lumbera, Professor Emeritus, Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature, UP Diliman, and National Artist for Literature
Alwin C. Aguirre, Assistant Professor, Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature, UP Diliman
Ma. Luisa De Leon-Bolinao, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of History, UP Diliman
Ma. Serena I. Diokno, Professor, Department of History, UP Diliman
Gil G. Gotianco, Jr., Professor, Department of History, UP Diliman
Dedina A. Lapar, Associate Professor, Department of History, UP Diliman
Ma. Mercedes G. Planta, Associate Professor, Department of History, UP Diliman
Walter M. Robles, Assistant Professor, Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management, UP Diliman
Louward Allen M. Zubiri, Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, UP Diliman
Maria Theresa T. Payongayong, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, UP Diliman
Teresa Encarnacion Tadem, Professor, Department of Political Science, UP Diliman
Cherrie Joy F. Billedo, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, UP Diliman
Annalyn De Guzman Capulong, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, UP Diliman
Jose Antonio R. Clemente, Instructor, Department of Psychology, UP Diliman
Aurora Odette Corpuz-Mendoza, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, UP Diliman
Christine Ann A. De Villa, Instructor, Department of Psychology, UP Diliman
John Hudson Go, Instructor IV, Department of Psychology, UP Diliman
Mita Jimenez, Professor, Department of Psychology, UP Diliman
Eric Julian D. Manalastas, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, UP Diliman
Michelle G. Ong, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, UP Diliman
Diwa Malaya A. Quiñones, Lecturer, Department of Psychology, UP Diliman
Divine Love A. Salvador, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, UP Diliman
Christie P. Sio, Lecturer, Department of Psychology, UP Diliman
Beatriz A. Torre, Instructor, Department of Psychology, UP Diliman
Elizabeth R. Ventura, Professor, Department of Psychology, UP Diliman
Rizza Kaye C. Caces, Instructor, Department of Sociology, UP Diliman
Maria Cynthia Rose Banzon Bautista, Professor, Department of Sociology, UP Diliman
Laura L. Samson, Professor, Department of Sociology, UP Diliman
Jose Maria P. Balmaceda, Professor and Director, Institute of Mathematics, University of the Philippines
Fidel R. Nemenzo, Professor, Institute of Mathematics, UP Diliman
Marian P. Roque, Professor, Institute of Mathematics, UP Diliman
Erwin A. Alampay, Associate Professor, National College of Public Administration and Governance, UP Diliman
Edna E. A. Co, Professor and Dean, National College of Public Administration and Governance, UP Diliman
Alvic M. Padilla, Assistant Professor, National College of Public Administration and Governance, UP Diliman
Maria Victoria R. Raquiza, Assistant Professor, National College of Public Administration and Governance, UP Diliman
Maria Fe Villamejor-Mendoza, Professor, National College of Public Administration and Governance, UP Diliman, and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, UP Open University
Alyssa Peleo-Alampay, Professor, National Institute of Geological Sciences, UP Diliman
Josefina V. Cabigon, Professor, Population Institute, UP Diliman
Maria Joy V. Abrenica, Associate Professor, School of Economics, UP Diliman
Stella Alabastro-Quimbo, Professor, School of Economics, UP Diliman
Rupert P. Alonzo, Professor, School of Economics, UP Diliman
Agustin L. Arcenas, Assistant Professor, School of Economics, UP Diliman
Arsenia M. Balisacan, Professor and Dean, School of Economics, UP Diliman
Dante B. Canlas, Professor, School of Economics, UP Diliman
Joseph J. Capuno, Associate Professor, School of Economics, UP Diliman
Ramon L. Clarete, Professor, School of Economics, UP Diliman
Solita Collas-Monsod, Professor Emeritus, School of Economics, UP Diliman
Rolando A. Danao, Professor Emeritus, School of Economics, UP Diliman
Emmanuel S. de Dios, Professor, School of Economics, UP Diliman
Benjamin E. Diokno, Professor, School of Economics, UP Diliman
Emmanuel F. Esguerra, Associate Professor, School of Economics, UP Diliman
Raul V. Fabella, Professor, School of Economics, UP Diliman
Teresa J. Ho, Professorial Lecturer, School of Economics, UP Diliman
Maria Nimfa M. Mendoza, Assistant Professor, School of Economics, UP Diliman
Toby Melissa C. Monsod, Assistant Professor, School of Economics, UP Diliman
Ernesto M. Pernia, Professorial Lecturer, School of Economics, UP Diliman
Gerardo P. Sicat, Professor Emeritus, School of Economics, UP Diliman
Dennis Claire S. Mapa, Associate Professor, School of Statistics, UP Diliman
Adonis Ramy L. Elumbre, Instructor, Department of History and Philosophy, UP Baguio
Maria Reina Boro-Magbanua, Assistant Professor, Department of History, UP Los Baños
Maria Helen F. Dayo, Director, Gender Center, UP Los Baños
Michael David T. Lopez, Instructor, Department of Social Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, UP Los Baños
Reynaldo H. Imperial, Centennial Professor and Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, UP Manila
Nymia Pimentel Simbulan, Director, Office of Student Affairs, UP Manila
Cecilia A. Jimeno, MD, Associate Professor, College of Medicine Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, UP Manila; Associate Professor, Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health, ADMU
Maria Julieta V. Germar, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UP Manila
Ricardo M. Manalastas, Jr., MD, Professor, College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UP Manila
Ma. Theresa L. de Villa, Professor of Education, UP Integrated School, College of Education, UP Diliman; Dean, Faculty of Education, UP Open University
Diego Silang S. Maranan, Instructor, Faculty of Information and Communication Studies, UP Open University
Randy Madrid, University Research Associate 2, Center for Western Visayas Studies, UP Visayas
Signed: Individual faculty of the Ateneo de Manila University (23 March 2011)
Marita Castro Guevara, Assistant Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, ADMU
Atty. Ray Paolo J. Santiago, Deputy Executive Director, Ateneo Human Rights Center, Ateneo Law School, ADMU
Atty. Amparita S. Sta. Maria, Director for Women and Migrants Desk, Ateneo Human Rights Center, Ateneo Law School, ADMU
Joy G. Aceron, Program Director, Ateneo School of Government, ADMU
Raymundo S. Baquiran, MD, MPH, Associate Professor and Coordinator for Public Health, Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health, ADMU
Marthony P. Basco, MD, MPH, Lecturer, Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health, ADMU
Manuel D. Cuenca, Jr., MD, DBPA, Asst. Professor and Asst. Year Level 6 Coordinator, Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health, ADMU
Maria Cleofe Gettie C. Sandoval, JD, Lecturer, Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health, ADMU
Fernando T. Aldaba, Professor, Department of Economics, ADMU
Germelino M. Bautista, Professor, Department of Economics, ADMU
Edsel L. Beja, Jr., Associate Professor, Department of Economics, ADMU
Aleta C. Domdom, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, ADMU
Jamil Paolo S. Francisco, Lecturer, Department of Economics, ADMU
Leonardo A. Lanzona, Jr., Professor, Department of Economics, ADMU
Marilou A. Perez, Instructor, Department of Economics, ADMU
Joselito T. Sescon, Lecturer, Department of Economics, ADMU
Patrick Gerard C. Simon-King, Lecturer, Department of Economics, ADMU
Philip Arnold P. Tuaño, Lecturer, Department of Economics, ADMU
Alexis A. L. Abola, Instructor, Department of English, ADMU
Roy Tristan B. Agustin, Assistant Instructor, Department of English, ADMU
Ana Marie O. Fernandez, Assistant Professor, Department of English, and Executive Director, Ateneo Center for English Language Teaching, ADMU
Ada Javellana Loredo, Assistant Professor, Department of English, ADMU
Cynthia Nograles Lumbera, Assistant Professor (retired), Department of English, ADMU
Isabel Pefianco Martin, Associate Professor, Department of English, ADMU
Lara Tajonera-Mendoza, Instructor, Department of English, ADMU
Marianne Rachel G. Perfecto, Assistant Professor, Department of English, ADMU
Danilo Francisco M. Reyes, Assisant Professor, Department of English, ADMU
Sandra Nicole C. Roldan, Instructor, Department of English, ADMU
Louie Jon A. Sanchez, Lecturer, Department of English, ADMU
Maria Teresa Pineda Tinio, Assistant Professor, Department of English, ADMU
Nastasia Tysmans, Lecturer, European Studies Program, ADMU
Gary C. Devilles, Assistant Professor, Kagawaran ng Filipino, ADMU
Yolando B. Jamendang, Jr., Kagawaran ng Filipino, ADMU
Benjo A. Delarmente, MD, Lecturer, Health Sciences Program, ADMU
Norman Dennis E. Marquez, MD, Director, Health Sciences Program, ADMU
Karl Ian Uy Cheng Chua, Assistant Professor, Department of History, ADMU
Lisandro E. Claudio, Lecturer (on study leave), Department of History, ADMU
Randolph Joseph H. de Jesus, Lecturer, Department of History, ADMU
Francis A. Gealogo, Associate Professor, Department of History, ADMU
Brian Paul A. Giron, Lecturer, Department of History, ADMU
Olivia Anne M. Habana, Assistant Professor, Department of History, ADMU
Meynardo P. Mendoza, Assistant Professor, Department of History, ADMU
Aaron Rom O. Moralina, Department of History, ADMU
Isabel Consuelo A. Nazareno, Instructor, Department of History, ADMU
Michael D. Pante, Assistant Instructor, Department of History, ADMU
Jose Ma. Edito Kalaw Tirol, Assistant Professor, Department of History, ADMU
Atty. Arnold F. De Vera, Lecturer, Department of Marketing and Law, ADMU, and Executive Director, Sentro ng Alternatibong Lingap Panligal (SALIGAN)
Remmon E. Barbaza, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, ADMU
Mark Joseph T. Calano, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, ADMU
Manuel B. Dy, Jr., Professor, Department of Philosophy, ADMU
Geoffrey A. Guevara, Instructor, Department of Philosophy, ADMU
Agustin Martin G. Rodriguez, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy, ADMU
Jean Emily P. Tan, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, ADMU
John Carlo P. Uy, Assistant Instructor, Department of Philosophy, ADMU
Carmel Veloso Abao, Instructor, Department of Political Science, ADMU
Roberto Manuel G. Benedicto, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, ADMU
Ma. Elissa Jayme Lao, Instructor, Department of Political Science, ADMU
Jennifer Santiago Oreta, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, ADMU
Alma Maria Ocampo Salvador, Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, ADMU
Lourdes Veneracion-Rallonza, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, ADMU
Liane Peña Alampay, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, ADMU
Ma. Brenda S. Batistiana, Lecturer, Department of Psychology, ADMU
Nico A. Canoy, Lecturer, Department of Psychology, ADMU
Ma. Regina M. Hechanova, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, ADMU
Jocelyn M. Mayoralgo-Nolasco, Instructor, Department of Psychology, ADMU
Cristina Jayme Montiel, Professor, Department of Psychology, ADMU
Mira Alexis P. Ofreneo, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, ADMU
Josephine P. Perez, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychology, ADMU
Ma. Margarita A. Ramos, Lecturer, Department of Psychology, ADMU
Mendiola Teng-Calleja, Instructor, Department of Psychology, ADMU
Ricardo G. Abad, Professor, Department of Sociology-Anthropology, ADMU
Leslie Advincula Lopez, Lecturer, Department of Sociology-Anthropology, ADMU
Elizabeth Uy Eviota, Professorial Lecturer, Department of Sociology-Anthropology, ADMU
Nota F. Magno, Lecturer, Department of Sociology-Anthropology, ADMU
Marcia Czarina Corazon M. Medina, Lecturer, Department of Sociology-Anthropology, ADMU
Emma E. Porio, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology-Anthropology, ADMU
Roberto O. Guevara, Assistant Professor, Department of Theology, ADMU
Michael J. Liberatore, Instructor, Department of Theology, ADMU
Ruben C. Mendoza, Assistant Professor, Department of Theology, ADMU
Raul Socrates C. Banzuela, Lecturer, Development Studies Program, ADMU
Mariel Vincent A. Rapisura, Lecturer, Development Studies Program, ADMU
Edwin M. Salonga, Lecturer, Development Studies Program, ADMU, and
Mary Racelis, Research Scientist, Institute of Philippine Culture, ADMU

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago the Greatest Comedian Senator

 Courtesy of YouTube


Hindi ko maintindihan 'yong ibang words na sinasabi ni Senator Miriam. I listened/watched this video clip several times just to transcribe her speech.

 Transcript of Miriam's Speech:

These are young people talking about solutions for global issues.

Problem, world hunger. Solution, chop up some of the hungry people and feed them to other hungry people until no one is hungry anymore.


Problem, world peace. Solution, remove all humans from the planet.


Problem, poverty. Solution, give the poor people the job of chopping up the hungry people, and pay them.


Problem, industries. Solution, this will never be solved, because no matter how fair something maybe, some rekramador will beat about it and will come up with laid excuse unto why it is unfair.


Problem, over population. You’ll know what the solution is - sterilize the population.


One last problem. This is a particular concern to me. This is the biggest problem of my life, stupid people. Solution, kill them! Only I can get to decide who lives.


And now to beg the indulgence of our foreign guests here in the audience this morning, because I will speak in Tagalog, but it will be a joke. In any event to make up for this… failure, I declare you, in my capacity as former Immigration Commissioner of the Philippines, I declare you all, undesirable aliens.


I-test ko nga muna IQ nyo mga kapwa ko magtalumpati. May tanong ako. Tanong: Sino ang nagsabi nito:


Ayoko na. Pag nagmamahal ako, lagi nalang ako, lagi nalang maraming tao ang nagagalit. 

Wala ba akong karapatang magmahal?


O, sino nagsabi nyan?


Sagot: Gasolina.


Finally. Hindi ba sa tagalog, pag nag-iinom tayo ng may alcohol, tayo ay may pulutan. Kaya sabi ng naputakan kong presidente. Sabi ng foreign ambassador sa isang politikong kasama naming, what are the pollutants in our country. And the Filipino politician answered, “Oh, we have lots of pollutants, sisig, kilawin, chicharon, mani.”  Kaya ayaw ko ng sumasama sa mga politiko.

List of Vacant of Vacant Positions in PRC

PROFESSIONAL REGULATION COMMISSION
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT DIVISION
P. Paredes St., Sampaloc, Manila

LIST OF VACANT POSITIONS
(May 13, 2011)

VACANT POSITION : Administrative Officer II
ITEM NUMBER : PRC-DOLEB-ADOF2-37-2008
SALARY GRADE : 11
PLACE OF ASSIGNMENT : Administrative Division
EDUCATION : Bachelor’s degree
EXPERIENCE : None required
TRAINING : None required
ELIGIBILITY : CS Professional

VACANT POSITION : Administrative Aide VI
(Clerk III)
ITEM NUMBER : PRC-DOLEB-ADA6-33-2008
SALARY GRADE : 6
PLACE OF ASSIGNMENT : Administrative Division
EDUCATION : Bachelor’s degree
EXPERIENCE : None required
TRAINING : None required
ELIGIBILITY : CS Professional

VACANT POSITION : Administrative Aide IV
(Storekeeper I)
ITEM NUMBER : PRC-DOLEB-ADA4-45-2008
SALARY GRADE : 04
PLACE OF ASSIGNMENT : Administrative Division
EDUCATION : Elementary School Graduate
EXPERIENCE : None required
TRAINING : None required
ELIGIBILITY : None required

VACANT POSITION : Administrative Aide IV
(Cash Clerk I)
ITEM NUMBER : PRC-DOLEB-ADA4-47-2008
SALARY GRADE : 4
PLACE OF ASSIGNMENT : Cash Division
EDUCATION : Completion of two years
studies in college
EXPERIENCE : None required
TRAINING : None required
ELIGIBILITY : CS Sub-Professional

VACANT POSITION : Administrative Aide VI
(Cash Clerk III)
ITEM NUMBER : PRC-DOLEB-ADA6-54-2008
SALARY GRADE : 6
PLACE OF ASSIGNMENT : Application and Qualification
Division
EDUCATION : Completion of two years
studies in college
EXPERIENCE : None required
TRAINING : None required
ELIGIBILITY : CS Sub-Professional

VACANT POSITION : Prof. Regulations Officer I
ITEM NUMBER : PRC-DOLEB-PREGO1-50-2008
SALARY GRADE : 11
PLACE OF ASSIGNMENT : Examination Services Division
EDUCATION : Bachelor’s degree
EXPERIENCE : None required
TRAINING : None required
ELIGIBILITY : CS Professional

VACANT POSITION : Professional Regulations Officer III
ITEM NUMBER : PRC-DOLEB-PREGO3-42-2008
SALARY GRADE : 16
PLACE OF ASSIGNMENT : Rating Division
EDUCATION : Bachelor’s degree
EXPERIENCE : None required
TRAINING : None required
ELIGIBILITY : CS Professional

VACANT POSITION : Attorney II
ITEM NUMBER : PRC-DOLEB-ATY2-39-2008
SALARY GRADE : 18
PLACE OF ASSIGNMENT : Regulations Office
EDUCATION : Bachelor of Laws
EXPERIENCE : None required
TRAINING : None required
ELIGIBILITY : RA 1080

VACANT POSITION : Chief Prof. Regulations Officer
ITEM NUMBER : PRC-DOLEB-CPREGO-35-2008
SALARY GRADE : 24
PLACE OF ASSIGNMENT : Standards and Inspection Division
EDUCATION : Bachelor’s degree
EXPERIENCE : None required
TRAINING : None required
ELIGIBILITY : CS Professional

Source: PRC Official Website

Typhoon CHEDENG is here!

May 23 (Monday) -- Typhoon Chedeng enters the Philippine area of responsibility today 880 kms away from EASTERN SAMAR.

May 25 (Wednesday) -- The typhoon is expected to get near BICOL REGION.

May 26 (Thursday) -- Chedeng will "visit" CATANDUANES in the morning about 240 kms away from the province.

Bebeng left the country with at least 35 people dead and around P1.4 billion damage in property. 

MAGHANDA ANG LAHAT. INAASAHANG LALAKAS ANG BAGYONG ITO HABANG TUMATAMBAY SA PILIPINAS!

April 2011 Results of the Electrical Engineer Licensure Examination, Surnames Q-Z

Roll of Successful Examinees in the
REGISTERED ELECTRICAL ENGINEER LICENSURE EXAMINATION
Held on APRIL 17 & 18, 2011
Released on APRIL 27, 2011



Click here for surnames A to B.



Click here for surnames C to D.



Click here for surnames E to L.



Click here for surnames M to P. 


468 QUEZADA, SAMIR GALERA
469 QUIAPO, RODOLFO JR CASAMA
470 QUILATON, BLAIR VENTURA
471 QUINTANS, ERWIN HITEROZA
472 QUINTO, MERBEN DESOLOC
473 RAAGAS, ALVIN JAMES LAZARTE
474 RABE, FERLAND MARQUEZ
475 RAFAEL, NORMAN HABITO
476 RAMISO, MARLON TUBAL
477 RAMOS, JOHN RAYNOLD RUZOL
478 RAMOSO, JOHN PAOLO ABACA
479 RANJO, EMMANUELLE ARRANZ
480 RANJO, VINCENT DOMINGO
481 RASONABE, RHEAME TORCENDE
482 RECTIN, JEFFREY RAYCO
483 REDAJA, THEA ORTIZ
484 REDILA, CARLO ANGELO AQUINO
485 REGINIO, BRYAN PEÑAFLORIDA
486 RELAVO, PHILIP ROMANO
487 REMOTIGUE, JHONREY ESCALANTE
488 REQUIMIN, EDISON SIMON
489 RESPONDE, RONALD LAGRIMAS
490 RETOME, EMMER MEREN
491 REVELO, NHOEL ALLONAR
492 REYES, ANGELO MARTIN MANGALIMAN
493 REYES, FERDIE YATCO
494 REYES, JUNEL JOHN DELA CRUZ
495 REYES, MITCHELLE JOSEPH PACALDA
496 REYES, REYMAN MANLANGIT
497 RICAFRANCA, GIDEON VALDEZ
498 RILLERA, ROBERT STA ANA
499 RIVERA, JUNE CLAIRE LAIGO
500 RIVERA, MANIX LUIGUI AGUINALDO
501 RIÑO, JOSSIE CADAWAS
502 ROBELO, JAY BAUTISTA
503 ROCA, LOVE JOY PELA
504 ROGADO, RICHARD DOMINGUEZ
505 ROSACAY, JJ AUGUSTUS CARPIO
506 ROXAS, ARVEE GUNO
507 ROZEN, JONNEL FLORES
508 RUAYA, ROGELIO JR COMANDA
509 RULLAN, EDGARDO JR MAPATAC
510 SABATE, RONEL ABALUYAN
511 SABIQUEL, JOSEPH DOWELL GAVIOLA
512 SACLOLO, JEFFREY SANTOS
513 SALAMATIN, LEANDRO ENDAYA
514 SALANDANAN, MARK JERICK SANTOS
515 SALANG, JAMES RENAN JUMARITO
516 SALAZAR, JONATHAN TAMPIPI
517 SALCEDO, JULIUS UBA
518 SALIGAN, BERNARD CESAR LIGUE
519 SALINAS, RICHEBELLE DOMINGO
520 SALOMSOM, JAME PAUL LUCEÑO
521 SALONGA, JOSEPH HENRY MOLENIO
522 SALVADOR, ROGER CIDRO
523 SALVE, IRENEO JR ARPON
524 SAMPILO, LAURENCE SERNANDE
525 SAN ANDRES, CHRISTIAN ANCHETA
526 SAN BUENAVENTURA, JORYL CLARENCE REA
527 SAN DIEGO, DEN MARK MARQUEZ
528 SANCHEZ, BENZEMARC ABEJERO
529 SANCHEZ, RANELL LOPEZ
530 SANTIAGO, BENEDICT JOSEPH JAVIER
531 SANTOS, JONEL ANGELO CRUZ
532 SANTOYO, MA RONELYN NOBLEZA
533 SANTOYO, RUBEN JR VENERACION
534 SAPLOR, HENRY ANNE TORRES
535 SAÑOSA, JOHN KENNETH BATULA
536 SECHICO, KEM SILORIO
537 SEDURIFA, RUFFNER TUBALADO
538 SEGOMA, ALPHIE NADNADEN
539 SELORIO, JOHN PETER QUEDA
540 SEROT, RANDY VALENZONA
541 SERRANO, JAMES GARCIA
542 SEVILLEJA, NEIL ANTHONY GUINID
543 SEÑEREZ, KARL JOSEPH PORRAS
544 SILANG, JEFRAIM MARQUEZ
545 SIMEON, ANJELICO ENRICO BADILLO
546 SOLANTE, HARMON JIMENEZ
547 SOLAR, REYMON BECERA
548 SUAN, VINCENTFEL GABOR
549 SUBOC, RIC ANGELO SABORBORO
550 SUELTO, CHESTER CAHIGOS
551 SUMALINOG, RAPHAEL ELECHO
552 SUMALPONG, RUDY TUBIGON
553 TABAQUE, ROBIN BALOLOY
554 TABAY, ARTHUR REYES
555 TABBAD, BILLY-JAY CANCERAN
556 TAC-AN, CRISELLE PRINCER
557 TADENA, ALLAN TUAZON
558 TADENA, ROMMEL USANA
559 TADURAN, MAE GRACE PARTORIZA
560 TAGUIBAO, KRISTIAN REY REVIBES
561 TAJAO, FRECHIE CAMILLE AVANCE
562 TALO, JENNIFER BARRERA
563 TAM, JOHNRAY BAUCAS
564 TAN, JAYSON COPO
565 TAN, MARK JASPER CUA
566 TAN, RENATO JR MENDOZA
567 TANUDRA, BRIAN CANALES
568 TATEL, JESSIE GEPIGA
569 TAYAG, CHRISTIAN RAY CRUZ
570 TAYO, ARNULFO CATALUNA
571 TAYO, KARL JUNE TERANIA
572 TECSON, MICHAEL JORDAN ALASAAS
573 TEFORA, JEB MACAHILAS
574 TEKER, BRANDO FERNANDEZ
575 TEOPE, BLANDINO JR FABROS
576 TIANZON, ROMMEL LLENES
577 TICAG, RYAN MANOGAN
578 TIMBREZA, FERDIE BATALON
579 TIRAO, JEFFREY VELASCO
580 TIU, EDGAR ALLAN RUSTIQUE
581 TOMAS, IGNACIO JR LINGBANAN
582 TOPINIO, JAY LORD MARQUEZ
583 TRANGIA, MARK ALUMBRO
584 TUAZON, KARL IAN DAVID
585 TULIAO, LEO TONEY ANDREW PARAISO
586 TUMALE, JAY-AR UMALI
587 TUMASIS, EUSEBIO JR TIEZO
588 TY, EDWARD NELSON OFAMIN
589 UBANDO, VAL DAVID VILLA
590 URRUTIA, PAUL GIAN BARRIOS
591 URSUA, RALPH PASARABA
592 UY, GERWIN NACINO
593 VALDEZ, CHRISTIAN ORDONIO
594 VALDEZ, ROCKY MONTIAGODO
595 VALDON, JACK DANIEL HILAOS
596 VALENTINO, MILO ADRIAN NARCEDA
597 VALERIANO, PACO RABANNE SANTOS
598 VALIÑA, NEAL ANTHONY SANTOS
599 VASQUEZ, ELEAZER CATAAG
600 VELASQUEZ, SARAH JANE SANTOS
601 VELILIA, CHARLOT JENNIFER RAMOSO
602 VERDAN, ARMIN AMIEL BATAO
603 VERSALES, Z MASUR ARREZA
604 VICTORIA, MARK JOSEPH MELENDEZ
605 VILLA, SERGIO PANES
606 VILLAFLOR, MICHAEL TRES REYES
607 VILLALOBOS, REX JR LOSARIA
608 VILLANUEVA, ANNALYN RIVERA
609 VILLANUEVA, JEROM BERONILLA
610 VILLANUEVA, JONATHAN RAY AUZA
611 VILLASIN, KRISTEL MAE VERGAÑO
612 VILLEGAS, DARWIN RODRIGUEZ
613 VIRI, SYLVESTER RAPHAEL CARILLO
614 VIRTUCIO, ARMAND NEIL RABOY
615 VISCARA, MYRNA DECLAROS
616 VITERBO, EDWARD LOUIE SORSANO
617 WONG, ALEXANDER VIERNES
618 YANDOG, JOHN REY VISTA
619 YAP, JEWEY MAQUIRANG
620 ZAGADA, EDDIE GLENN JR MENDEZ
621 ZARATE, GILBERT ASILAN
622 ZEPEDA, RALPH SIMON PANOY
623 ZIPAGAN, BRYAN JOHN LACISTE
624 ZIPAGAN, JOHN NELSON JR MERINO
625 ZULUETA, JOHN KING LESTER SALAZAR

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