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To realize the value of ONE YEAR: Ask a student who has failed a final exam.
To realize the value of ONE MONTH: Ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.
To realize the value of ONE WEEK: Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of ONE HOUR: Ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE: Ask a person who has missed the train, bus, or plane.
To realize the value of ONE SECOND: Ask a person who has survived an accident.
To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND: Ask the person who has won a silver medal in the Olympics.
Time waits for no one. Treasure every moment you have.

—-Author Unknown

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Marami pong salamat.

Home

“In life, a person will come and go from many homes. We may leave a house, a town, a room, but that does not mean those places leave us. Once entered, we never entirely depart the homes we make for ourselves in the world. They follow us, like shadows, until we come upon them again, waiting for us in the mist.”
― Ari Berk

 

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“I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was. Likewise, I never imagined that home might be something I would miss.”
― Ransom Riggs

 

 

Goodbye

 

“Good bye may seem forever. Farewell is like the end, but in my heart is the memory and there you will always be.” 

― Walt Disney Company

 

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“for every goodbye, God also provides a hello” 
― Donna Gable Hatch

 

 

Merry Christmas

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Christmas Prayer

Let Your goodness Lord appear to us, that we
made in your image, conform ourselves to it.
In our own strength
we cannot imitate Your majesty, power, and wonder
nor is it fitting for us to try.
But Your mercy reaches from the heavens
through the clouds to the earth below.
You have come to us as a small child,
but you have brought us the greatest of all gifts,
the gift of eternal love
Caress us with Your tiny hands,
embrace us with Your tiny arms
and pierce our hearts with Your soft, sweet cries.

—–by St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153)

MALIGAYANG PASKO PO SA INYONG LAHAT!

I’m dreaming of a Pinoy Krismas

Mula sa saliw ng pamaskong awitin na ‘White Christmas’ ay lubhang naaalala ko ngayon ang Paskong Pinoy. Kaya naisipan kong isalin sa sariling nating wika. Medyo bilisan lang ang pagsalin ko at puwedeng po na magbigay ng maayos na mungkahi.

White Christmas

(PINOY KRISMAS by Slolo)

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas

AKO’Y NANGARAP NG PINOY KRISMAS


Just like the ones I used to know

KATULAD NG AKING DATING KRISMAS


Where the treetops glisten,

KUNG SA’N ANG MGA TAO’Y MASAYA


and children listen

AT MGA BATANG UMAAWIT


To hear sleigh bells in the snow

SA ILALIM NG PAROL NG BAHAY  

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas

 

AKO’Y NANGARAP NG PINOY KRISMAS


With every Christmas card I write

SA LAHAT NG LUGAR NA PUNTAHAN


May your days be merry and bright

LAHAT MAY KASAYAHAN AT KAINAN


And may all your Christmases be white

AT  PASKONG PUNO NG KAPAYAPAAN  

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas

 

AKO’Y NANGARAP NG PINOY KRISMAS


With every Christmas card I write

BAWAT PAMILYA’Y MAY AWITAN


May your days be merry and bright

PUNO NG PAG-ASA’T TIWALA


And may all your Christmases be white

MULA SA KRISTONG ISINILANG SA SABSABAN

 

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MALIGAYANG PASKO PO SA INYONG LAHAT AT MASAYANG PAGSALUBONG SA BAGONG TAON!!!!


MARAMING SALAMAT SA INYONG LAHAT

GOD BLESS YOU ALL ALWAYS

 

PEACE!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

…..Ito ang wala sa bayan ni Ankel Sam….kitakits tayo sa lugar na iyan sa UP Diliman…only in the Pinas talaga!

 

….Tenk Yu…Tenk Yu…ang babait ninyo…Tenk Yu(sa tono ng mga batang nagkakaroling)!

 

Notes:(Wikipedia)

The song White Christmas is undoubtedly the most famous and popular of all the Christmas songs. The music and lyrics for White Christmas were written by Irving Berlin in 1942 and originally featured in the movie Holiday Inn starring Bing Crosby. The lyrics of White Christmas struck a chord with the soldiers fighting in the Second World War and their families who were waiting for them back home. The song and recording of White Christmas by Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter’s orchestra and the Ken Darby Singers was so popular that it was later reprised in the movie called after its name – White Christmas. The film White Christmas once again starred Bing Crosby together with Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen.



 

The Cojuangco Wars by Perry Diaz

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Noynoy Aquino(from Wikipedia)                                                 Gilbert Teodoro(from Wikipedia)

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For the past three generations, the Cojuangcos have been at war among themselves. First the sons, then their grandchildren, and now their great grandchildren. . It all started about money and now it’s all about power and the ultimate political plum – the nation’s presidency.

It all began when Ko Guiok Huang, an ethnic Hakka from Fukien, China, emigrated to the Philippines in 1871. He converted to Catholicism and Hispanized his name to “Cojuangco” adopting Jose as his first name. The newly minted Jose I Cojuangco then moved to Paniqui, Tarlac where he started his businesses. He prospered as a rice merchant, sugar mills owner, and money lender.

He married Antera Estrella from a wealthy family in Malolos, Bulacan. They had three children: Ysidra, Melecio (Melencio), and Trinidad. Ysidra and Trinidad were spinsters; however, Ysidra had a love child, Felicidad, reputedly with the revolutionary Gen. Antonio Luna.

Melecio Cojuangco

Melecio entered politics and became town president of Paniqui and was eventually elected as a representative in the National Assembly in 1907. He was married to Tecla Chichioco and they had four children: Jose “Pepe” Sr, Juan, Antonio, and Eduardo “Endeng” Sr. Melecio died in 1909.

Melecio’s four sons went into business with their aunt Ysidra and established the Paniqui Sugar Mills in 1928. A few years later, they ventured into stock brokering and established the Finance and Mining Investments Corp., in partnership with the Jacinto and Rufino families. By the 1930s, the Cojuangcos were the biggest land-owners – tens of thousands of hectares – in Central Luzon. In 1938, the Cojuangco, Jacinto, and Rufino families founded the Philippine Bank of Commerce, the first bank in the country wholly owned by Filipinos.

Jose “Pepe” Cojuangco Sr.

Pepe entered politics and was elected to the Philippine Commonwealth Legislature. In 1938, he bought the 6,453-hectare Hacienda Luisita, a sugar plantation and golf course complex, from the Spanish company Tabacalera. The vast hacienda – second largest in Central Luzon – encompasses 11 barrios in three towns in Tarlac. Pepe was married to Demetria Sumulong, daughter of Sen. Juan Marquez Sumulong. They had eight children: Ceferino, Pedro, Josephine, Teresita, Carmen, Corazon “Cory,” Jose “Peping” Jr, and Maria Paz.

Cory was married to Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr who was the son of Sen. Benigno Aquino Sr from Concepcion, Tarlac. In 1983, Ninoy was murdered by military assassins as he stepped down from an airplane at the Manila International Airport upon his arrival from self-exile in the U.S. Cory went home to pick up the pieces and led the opposition against Marcos. She was elected president in a “snap election” against Marcos but was denied the presidency. In 1986, a “people power” revolution erupted, the Marcos dictatorship was toppled, and Cory was installed president..

Cory passed away on August 1, 2009. Her passing ignited the people’s desire for change and a clamor for her son Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to run for president engulfed the nation. Noynoy accepted the call and is now the Liberal Party’s presidential candidate in the 2010 elections.

Cory’s younger brother Peping also entered politics and was elected mayor of Paniqui in 1959. In 1961, he was elected to Congress and served until 1969. After Marcos was ousted, he ran again in 1987 and served until 1998. He is currently the President of the Philippine Olympic Committee. In 1992, his wife Margarita “Tingting” de los Reyes Cojuangco was elected governor of Tarlac. She served until 1998.

Eduardo “Endeng” Cojuangco Sr.

Melecio’s fourth and youngest son Endeng was married to Josephine Murphy. They had six children: Eduardo “Danding” Jr, Mercedes, Aurora, Isabel, Enrique “Henry,” and Manuel. Danding entered politics and became congressman and governor of Tarlac.

Danding was nicknamed “Pacman” and “King of Cronies” because of his ability for gobbling up companies. During the Marcos regime, he controlled $1.5 billion in corporate assets which was estimated to equal 25% of the Philippines’ GNP.

When Marcos fled to the U.S. after his ouster, Danding went with him and settled in Los Angeles. Eventually, he went back to the Philippines. In 1992, he founded the Nationalist People’s Coalition and used it as his vehicle to run for president. He lost. He is now the Chairman of the San Miguel Corporation.

Danding’s sister Mercedes was married to Gilberto Teodoro Sr. He served as Social Security Administrator from 1966 to 1986. In 1978, during the Marcos dictatorship, she was elected member of the Interim Batasang Pambansa (National Legislature) . Their only son Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro Jr, a bar topnotcher, is now the Lakas-Kampi- CMD’s presidential candidate in the 2010 elections.

The rivalry among the Cojuangcos started between Melecio’s sons, Jose “Pepe” Sr and Eduardo “Endeng” Sr. Pepe was successful in politics as well as in business. Endeng was said to be resentful of his brother’s success and felt that he was ill-treated.

Political Rivalry

Their political rivalry reached fever pitch in the 1960s when Pepe’s son, “Peping,” ran for Congress against his first cousin Danding, Eduardo’s son. Peping beat Danding twice, in 1965 and 1969. In 1987, when Cory came to power, Peping defeated Mercedes Cojuangco Teodoro, Danding’s sister, for a congressional seat and Peping’s wife Tingting defeated Henry, Danding’s brother, for governor of Tarlac.

In the 1990s, the rivalry continued. In 1998, Gibo Teodoro succeeded Peping who was termed out of his congressional seat in Tarlac’s 1st district. In 2007, Gibo termed out also and was succeeded by his wife Monica Prieto-Teodoro. Consequently, Gibo left his Uncle Danding’s Nationalist People’s Coalition and accepted an appointment by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as Secretary of Defense.

In 1998, Noynoy ran for the congressional seat in Tarlac’s 2nd district and won. He was reelected in 2001 and again in 2004. He served the House as Deputy Speaker from 2004 to 2006. In 2007, Noynoy was elected to the Senate for a six-year term. Noynoy held several leadership positions with the Liberal Party. He served the party as Secretary General from 1999 to 2002, Vice-President of the Luzon Liberal Party from 2002 to 2004, Secretary General again from 2004 to 2006, and Vice Chairman of the party from 2006 to the present.

Battle Royale

Now, a battle royale looms between the Cojuangcos – Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III vs. Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro Jr – for the highest position in the land, the presidency. While there are other candidates in the 2010 presidential race, Noynoy and Gibo represent not only their feuding families but also rival political forces as well as competing economic interests. The stakes are high.

Never before in the history of Philippine politics had two presidential candidates attracted worldwide attention. The United States and China take close tab on the forthcoming elections. The 10-million strong global Filipinos in more than 200 countries are watching the two fifth-generation cousins, Noynoy and Gibo, slug it out in the largest – and possibly, final – battle of the Cojuangco wars.