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Feb. 16th, 2013

Marginalized Faces

Have you wonder what we got? ....

Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of pure heart.

                "2 Timothy 2:22"


For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as ransom for many.

          "Mark 10:45"


For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

          "Ephesians 2:10"


So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; i will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
                    "Hebrew 13:6"


Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
                       "Psalms 37:7"

I don't want to feel this way. Hurt. Worry. Anger. Loneliness. Impatience.

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'
                     "Acts 20:35"

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
                     "Philippians 2:3,4"

Dear friends, I urge you as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul.
                     "1 Peter 2: 11"

Make room for us in your hearts, we have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have have exploited no one.
        "2 Corinthians 7:2"

Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.
                        "1 Peter 1:22"

Now try to reflect.

WHAT we got?  . . .

Dec. 31st, 2012

Reminiscing An Embarrassment

"During class discussion, I'm wounded while cleaning the walls of the comfort room. The sponge was soaked wet with soap as I brushed it in the dirty edges, not only in there but also in the big cabinet outside the comfort room," these are the things that remain fresh in my heart when my teacher summoned me through a hysterical command. Her face that time looked like a crumpled paper.

It all started in the 4 corners of our Grade V classroom. There was guild and shame when I came out the comfort room just to clean the cabinet. Everyone was staring at me while they had our regular class. She even questioned my answers during recitation.

I can't imagine my teacher did it. And yes, it was all about Failure and Disappointment. These things really hurt me most. My teacher, my classmates and even other people have high expectations which I can't definitely define if I can reach it. They believed I'm good, I can always do good.

I once became a janitor boy in grade V. I didn't expect our teacher got irritated with the noise. She figured out who was the mastermind but definitely she pointed at me with no apparent reason. I believed that it was not me. Blaming me for the fault of others is a mistake, a big mistake.

Since I'm a good student, I ended up to be their janitor. I said to myself that time, I failed my teacher at the same time disappointed her. What she did then was to punish me publicly as to every of my classmates will know the moral of the day. However, this was not the only scene that made her disappointed. It was a long story if I include it here and will consume more pages.

So she was too frank and fond of me. The wound in my finger already healed years ago but the wound that cause it will remain unhealed. She embarked to me the fear for failure and disappointment. But hurting her back has no use and I will not do it either.

I just live the cause of it. I became aware of my acts, became competitive and always find faults to others. In this way I can pay back those hurts that she embarked me. Every time I see others failed and disappointed, I'm overwhelm.

I get used to these since grade V. I treated this as my healing peal. However, when I'm the one who suffers disappointment and failure it feels that I'm overdosed.

But to really heal this hurt, I should forget the past and move on. Take the positive side of it instead. I should have faith and think my grade five teacher did it for me to learn, not to failed me publicly or be disappointed in front of my classmates.

By doing the same, for sure my classmates and other people will also learn from me. I hope that that this hurt will no longer be a hurt but a challenge. I also hope that other people would not take it negatively, it is a constructive criticism.

Jul. 28th, 2012

CHED's gender and development initiatives

Although my name had a typographical error, I commend the newsletter committee for their accomplishment.

Check the latest update of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) initiatives on Gender and Development in Region V, Philippines.


May. 8th, 2012

Seminar on Ethics

The Lecture Forum on Journ Ethics and Laws on Mass Media was break for the Journalism students as Mr. Mario Arguelles tackled the Journalism Ethics last March 29, 2012.

Under the supervision of Prof. Edgar Barrameda, the AB Journalism students organized the event the whole morning. Regarding the preparation, we find it hard to start the event on time due to the few participants.

However, the topic made us interested since Mr. Arguelles is an expert journalist. He shared his expertise in print media.

Arguelles added that being a journalist must be credible and must never take any Gift as a replacement to the profession. There must be passion in order to fulfill it's purpose in media.

Indeed it was a break to us organizers. With a little time, we came up with a mini-seminar although it looked too ordinary. Honestly, it appeared like a class room discussion where everyone was busy with their matters. Some was listening while others were too busy with their cosmetics at the back. Everyone contributed for foods. Macsavers were served to the speaker and to our dear prof. For us, it's just a tasty toasted siopao. We knew what equipment are needed for a seminar. A malfunctioned projector was a lesson for all of us.

It was a break through extended knowledge. What imparted to us by the speaker were an extension to the learning we gain in school. Although it was only about ethics, it was important to know. Without his views maybe until now, we're blind about the real world in media. The discussion quite appeared boring since only few throw questions or maybe some are not interested at all.

With the seminar held, I hope we can come up with a better one, Just a little passion for a noble profession.

Jan. 5th, 2012

The Exceptional

   The "Freedom Writers" inspired freedom, being free from the heartaches of the past. They portrayed different stands and emotions which emphasizes their journal writing. It tells how hard American teenagers' lives were when revealed their stories.

    The main characters defended their stand and emotionally change their life. Gruwell, a new schoolteacher, challenge herself to teach the "untouchables" despite the racial discrimination and war freaks, who never stops until her students learn to let go the anger in their hearts. However, Gruwell's department head objected on Gruwell's decision with the students. In the latter part, the department head was shamed on what she did. Eva, one of the students, hated the government because of the imprisonment of her innocent father. It took a long time for her to dealt with the schoolteacher. Just like other students, she accepted Gruwell's sympathy in the latter part of the story. Those undertakings tell us that it is not easy to trust someone especially to strangers.

   The concept of journal writing revealed the reality behind their stories. Through the journals, the teacher evaluated the performance of the students. She determined the percentage of damage the students committed in their life. From sorrowful experience and at early age, they already committed crimes, exposure to drugs and sex. However, what they did is their unwanted in life. They just committed those because of poverty, longing for love and influential environment. With the journals, she found the cure : understanding, care and love.

    The teenagers in America are quite different in the Philippines. In realizing the story, I can say that they are unloved in their families. It is only the support that their families could give. The moment their parents got tired, the support eventually fades . So awful for them, aren't they? That's the reason they are so liberated. As shown in the movie, they never consider positions as a sign of respect. They are free to do everything even someone is affected. I believe despite wildness, there's still humbleness and softness inside.

    Writing is a choice but purging out emotions are exceptional. What the freedom writers did was to release their emotions through their journals. After all, it made them easy to understandonself and realize to move on. They have the choice to write or un-write in their journals. However, it is their hearts who speak for them. They proved that they can change from waste to success. and, it will be more effective if there is someone who will inspires them.  

Jan. 2nd, 2012


Complete Attendance . . . .

Shaving, nail cutting, and doing extra efforts in myself. It is not obvious I'm excited in the first day of class, isn't it?. After everything was done, I proceed to the University. Wearing smiles with loaded academic affairs are quite though. I hope you are excited too.

Well, it's really awkward walking in the street with complete uniform. No other students in our place joining me in walkaton. However, it's not my problem since the University declared January 2 as our official start of classes.

Guess what? I ended up here in a net cafe, making myself busy at the same time having fun. Anyway I will be busy later. That's it. It's how embarrassing in student life. 

Dec. 31st, 2011

Writer's Block: Half full?

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