Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Ostrich Freedom Run: Big Birds on the Loose with No Quarantine Pass

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The ostriches are back to safety.

The unusual sight of two escaped ostriches running wildly around Mapayapa 3 subdivision in Quezon City on a Tuesday morning drove the people in the area and netizens crazy. Fortunately, they were brought back to their owner shortly after.

One of the ostriches were rescued by some concerned individuals, including a security guard and an electric company personnel who were nearby the area.

According to some residents, the ostriches are owned by one of the residents in the village.

Ostriches running wild in the city just when the whole Manila is on lockdown is a welcome respite.

The humans need a townhall pass to be able to go out of their house, while this bird is running as it pleases.

It was sort of an ostrich freedom run.

Two ostriches, one can be seen on videos, got loose from its owner and started a freedom run around Mapayapa Village 3 subdivision in Quezon chased a car.

At the gate, the ostrich turned around when told she didn't have a gate pass. Already 1000% times better than most politicians.

The ostrich thing was funny until you realize that it probably escaped from some rich guy's house, keeping it (illegally?) as a pet. Lol

Video uploaders Dino Rivera, Mark Lawrence Umipig, and Thomas Jarlego had the rare opportunity to get shots of these giant birds.

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The Pop Stage Anomaly: Did CJ Villavicencio Plagiarize the Ang Huling El.Bimbo Musical?

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So someone from "The Pop Stage" online talent contest did an eraserheads medley, but his arrangements are straight out of a musical?

There were no credits nor permission to use these arrangements. due to its commercial use, it's under the jurisdiction of copyright laws.

Did CJ Villavicencio unashamedly rip off Ang aHuling El Bimbo (AHEB)’s musical arrangements! How could he even sleep at night knowing that he stole someone else’s hard work without asking for a single permission or even providing any actual credits to the artists?

If this was true, shame on @CjVillavicencio, @VivaArtists and the contest producers who tolerate this. You can’t call someone an ARTIST when he rips-off others’ work and make money out of it. So wrong.

Abutin mo ang pangarap mo—but not this way.

CJ Villavicencio was accused of plagiarizing musical arrangements and concepts from Ang Huling El Bimbo, the jukebox musical based on the music of OPM rock icons The Eraserheads.

The overused "bad publicity is still publicity" enters the picture. Yes, CJ and his team will have this image that plagiarized the arrangement of AHEB musical but maybe months or years, it will be forgotten. He still got his 1M pesos and a contract with Viva Agency.

Philhealth Mafia is More Fatal than All the Viruses Combined

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From the Senate hearing:

“Ang masasabi ko lang, there is a special place in hell for people who take advantage of the misery of others” - Miguel Zubiri

Resigned anti-fraud officer Thorrsson Montes Keith on Tuesday alleged that PhilHealth chief Ricardo Morales tried to use him to iron out the supposed overpriced COVID-19 test kits of the state health insurer.

Keith filed his resignation on July 23 citing anomalies in the agency.

PhilHealth 'mafia', composed mostly of Philhealth's execom members, stole P15B says resigned anti-fraud officer.

Learn to pronounce
willingness to secretly allow or be involved in wrongdoing, especially an immoral or illegal act.

"this infringement of the law had taken place with the connivance of officials"

What a shame, PHILHEALTH. I suspect that said malpractice is organizationwide, and those who may have known about it simply looked the other way and stayed silent. No way this can happen in a private enterprise under the watchful eyes of committed employees and sharp Internal Audit... ;)

The COA should resort to pre-audit from time to time using its discretion. This could have been prevented in a pre-audit.


Now it takes eternity to recover the overpriced amount in a court litigation.

"Our health care system is on the brink of collapse. Our healthcare workers are burned out, physically and mentally. We are at war yet it seems that the plague of PhilHealth corruption could be more fatal than all the viruses combined" says Drilon.

'Laptops worth P100-M were also repeatedly approved by Philhealth's President Ricardo Morales, another appointed retired general.

Among the questionable items under the proposed P2.1-billion IT project of PhilHealth include the purchase of two sets of laptops worth a total of P4.1 million and P115 million.

“There will be no more reserve fund by 2021 so deficit na po tayo (we will run into deficit) in terms of collection and benefit payouts in 2021.”

PhilHealth could collapse in 2022 without additional subsidy from the government.

Want to hear the most unbelievable news? Apparently, records will show that there are 5K PhilHealth members that are 130 years old. Wow! Call in the Guiness World Records.

Unbelievable! What a shame, and they have the audacity to impose mandatory contribution for all OFWs.

OFWs “the Milking Cow” not heroes to them. Somehow I thank God to have this Covid and all suddenly surfaced. As these Corrupt people are the real Virus that needs to be annihilated.

Based on the percentage of overpricing,  would it be safe to say that many people were in on the whole scheme as all of them had to get a piece of the pie?

"Shoot to Kill" QC Councilor Goes Viral for His Violent Post

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Eto yung siga na nagbiro daw ng "Shoot to Kill"

"Paging DILG and DOJ!!! This public official willingly admitted his FB post was a personal post. In view of this, Rannie Ludovica has clearly violated Section 4 and 5 of RA 11479 (Anti Terrorism Act of 2020) by posting threats endangering the lives of people. An act punishable by 12 years of imprisonment."

This man need to be booted out from his position the sooner the better!and should be charge of çonduct unbecoming of a public official

When some netizens "threatened" to pay millions for the death of the President, legal actions was acted out by the officials. But when a Task Force Disiplina Head released some threatening statements against the citizens, authorities just waivered him and his reckless actions. Sana naman macarry out pa din ang batas sa LAHAT ng lumalabag nito, awtoridad man o hindi.

Photo shows how the councilor wants to kill
 the people in the video

Earlier reports said QC Task Force Disiplina head Rannie Ludovica ha supposedly threatened quarantine violators with a shoot to kill policy: "Mula bukas, shoot to kill na ang lalabag sa MECQ."

In a statement, DILG spokesman Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said the remark of Ludovica was "improper and illegal," as he advised the official to desist from issuing similar statements in the future.

Uphold the law ba yang mag threaten ka ng pagpatay? This guy is supposed to serve and protect the people and not instill fear in them!

SHOOT TO KILL? For simple violation of quarantine protocols? Saang parte ng Revised Penal Code makikita ang ganyang klaseng penalty? Ang violation ba ng quarantine rules ay tantamount sa crimes punishable by death nung may death penalty noon? Ganyang kawalang kuwenta na ba ang buhay ng tao sa rehimeng ito?!? Tandaan niyo. Hindi kayo mga diyos na puwede kayong kumitil ng buhay ng ganyan ganyan lang! Mga BERDUGO ba kayo, di mga pinuno?! Wala lugar ang berdugo sa isang demokrasiya!

Pag ordinaryong nilalang, invoke agad Anti-Cybercrime Law. Pero yung sa kaso ng walangyang QC Exec, reprimand lang?

Daming pulis ang lumalabag sa protocol bakit di sila ishoot to kill niyo? Gago pala kayo e. Matatapang lang kayo dahil nasa kapangyarihan at may baril kayo. Tax payer nagpapasahod sa inyo mga animal kayo.

Photo above from social media

DOH Retagging Covid-19 Cases

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"'Yung reporting style ng DOH, mas malala pa sa pagbago-bago ng panahon." - Sen. Joel Villanueva

The Department of Health logged its highest COVID-19 recoveries in one day at 38,075 after its data team implemented a "mass recovery" adjustment wherein all mild and asymptomatic cases have been re-tagged as recovered.

Mali naman caption niyo Philstar. Heto ang nasa memorandum -

"Symptomatic patients who have clinically recovered and are no longer symptomatic for at least 3 days and have completed at least 14 days of isolation either at home, temporary treatment and monitoring facility, or hospital, can be tagged as a recovered confirmed case and reintegrated to the community without the need for further testing, provided that a licensed medical doctor clears the patient. Patients who test RT-PCR positive and remain asymptomatic for at least 14 days can discontinue quarantine and tagged as a recovered confirmed case without need for further testing, provided a licensed medical doctor clears the patient."

"For recoveries, the DOH retagged as "recovered" those mild and asymptomatic cases who do not deteriorate 14 days after their symptoms began or their swab samples collected."

Meanwhile everyone is hoping for stepping up measures, they are finding ways to make the numbers look better."

This  government  officials  will  do  anything  to  look  good  even  pulling  our  legs. With them playing around the data presentation, would you still believe that the total number of cases is still accurate? I have totally lost confidence in this government.

Based on WHO recommendation daw? Pinag uusapan sa DOH page. Asymptomatic and mild cases that did not progress further will be presumed recovered! Nakakabahala pa din ang ganitong reporting. Recovery is now based on pressumption.

They can't do anytjing about their incompetence so they lowered the standards.

"Viral infection: Infection caused by the presence of a virus in the body. Depending on the virus and the person's state of health, various viruses can infect almost any type of body tissue, from the brain to the skin. Viral infections cannot be treated with typical antibiotics (antibacterial antibiotics); in fact, in some cases the use of antibacterial antibiotics may cause side-effects that complicate the viral infection. The vast majority of human viral infections can be effectively fought by the body's own immune system, with a little help in the form of proper diet, hydration, and rest. As for the rest, treatment depends on the type and location of the virus, and may include anti-viral antibiotics or other drugs(an example of which is the COVID19 virus ).

Granted, that Viral infection can be fought by ones  own immune system, to a certain degree, but it doesnt mean that we are safe from the pandemic; and more importantly it is not a guarantee that there wont be a reocurrence or reinfection that might occur with that very same person.

The worst part is; not all immune system are the same in terms of capability to fend off the virus.  Elderly, people suffering from other illnesses like cancer, diabetes, hypertension etc, the toddlers doesnt possess such strong level of immunity.

Puwedeng sabihin na may gumaling dahil malakas ang immune system. Pero hindi garantiya na 100 percent gumaling. At puwede sila ulit ma infect at makahawa.

Now kung makahawa ng taong mahina ang immune system yun ang masakit. Dahil puwedeng lumala at ikamatay nia.


"Jen-jheng Balce take Hydroxylchloroquine with zinc and Azithromycin. Consult your Doctor for dosage" Lol

Monday, August 3, 2020

Doctors Call for Medical and Not Military Approach to Community Quarantine

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With many cities and provinces declared as MECQ starting August 4 to last for 15 days as per request of healthworkers, restrictions and limitations again for many of us.

Now referencing from a Philstar article, the statements below make perfect sense.

If only this government listens. From day one, I, together with many, have been voicing out that this pandemic requires a medical solution, medical quarantine, NOT a military approach. The military and the police is there to help augment but not the frontliner themselves. The generals dont know anything about health, and we dont have alot of pasaways that need the police presence. If only they listened.

Time to listen to our medical heroes! But first, the DOH must be rid of the incompetent man at the helm whose main concern seems self-profits rather than public health.

Duterte and his crowd has only one skill - THREATENING and INTIMIDATING.

In fact, this politician was elected to be president because he is supposed to be good in threatening (with death) alleged criminals. He has been threatening and intimidating everyone except the Philippine Military and china. It it but just natural that he resort to it in handling COVID-19. It will expose him as INCOMPETENT as we see in the article.

We are calling for an end to what it called "a militarist handling instead of a medical approach to the pandemic

A militarist handling instead of a medical approach to the pandemic wreaks fear among the people and proliferates human rights violations—while doing little, if not nothing, to curb the number of cases and spread of disease

The way the quarantines have been implemented are "devoid of scientific sense and health purpose."

The "Duterte-style enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) or lockdown" set by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases has been unscientific and oppressive.

"Doctors and healthcare workers must reclaim quarantine for what it should be: A public health measure aimed at saving lives by stopping the spread of disease. We must reject the distorted forms of 'community quarantine' being imposed on us, as these are devoid of scientific sense and health purpose, and serve only to oppress our people"

"If we are to implement a quarantine, it must be a medical quarantine, with healthcare workers in the lead and with clear health goals and outcomes. To truly benefit our overburdened healthcare workers, a new framework and new leadership direction than the ones we currently have are imperative"

Cases of aggressive and overzealous enforcement piled up over the ECQ in the name of "punishing" the public for its "stubbornness" and "complacency" with quarantine regulations—the same rules that a number of government officials have, themselves, failed to follow and walked scot-free regardless.

Most recently, law enforcement officials have broached the ideas of conducting house-to-house campaigns and repeating the administration's 2018 'anti-tambay' campaign. It has also deployed police supervisors per barangay for the "identification and monitoring of barangay residents on home quarantine."

"We call for an end to all militaristic and fascist measures being done in the name of quarantine."

"Too many lives of healthcare workers have been needlessly lost due to the wrong priorities taken by this criminally-negligent, corrupt, and tyrannical government. To honor our fallen colleagues is to demand a radical shift from the present blundering response to a scientific, public health, and pro-people response."

Even at the onset, the government treated this pandemic more of a ‘peace and order’ than medical in nature.

Kating-kati kasing gamitin ang military to potray strength and control - kuno.

All the Duterte Administration has is a hammer; therefore, to them, every problem is a nail.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

The Five Stages of the Quarantined

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Downplayed does not even come close.

I spent the first few months in denial, I thought it will not last and will be over soon. I had some savings to keep me comfortable, so no worries.

I said it will be a much needed break after years of being busy. The few months on quarantine would be meant to spend time on my previous hobby of gardening. Back then before Covid-19 it was ornamental, then became herbal, now while covid is still around - veggies and fruits - see the trend towards the more essential?

Comfortable yet still complaining against the government because of the plight of others. Do they deserve to experience this?

But then there goes the reliefs of mostly few pieces of canned sardines, packs of instant  noodles, and few kilos of rice, then the ayudas or SAPs which because my wife works for the government (one of the agencies) we were not qualified to receive regardless how small her salary is.

No matter, I said. We are still lucky to have enough food on the table. Grocery and market shopping on a weekly basis, drug store visits for maintenance medicines, bank withdrawals, etc. Life continued.

The Kübler-Ross model, or the five stages of grief, postulates that those experiencing grief go through a series of five emotions: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Which stage am I now?

I learned indeed a lot more than expected from container gardening - organic fertilizers and pesticides, hydroponics, etc., and even got noticed by one of the shows of a TV network and invited me to guest. But now that they've been shut down.......

Many questioned the priority of the government that they would think of other tasks aside from what is most urgent. I guess they are just waiting for the vaccine and do not intend to do anything else to spend the trillion of funds they now have after loans.

Covid-19 cases increasing.

Many lost their jobs and businesses. Online shopping and deliveries quadrupled. We are still capable of spending for pampering.

Covid-19 cases increasing.

No intention for mass testing. Election season is fast approaching. Are they saving the funds for their campaigns?

News of their unjust methods proliferating. Closure of a critical media outfit? Or was it closed down because of content that adds to the dumbing down of the masses? After all, that gay comedian is sickening, the big brother wannabe is obviously scripted, and the reality shows are capitalizing on the emotional baggages of contestants.

Just as how an online media provokes people with their click-bait headlines and content, do we really need media outfits who will do everything to sell their news like whores?

People may rise up to protest against incompetence. Anti-terror bill is passed.

Should we be at the anger phase right now?

A friend invited me to follow the example of others in seeking alternative sources of income, but you were still too stubborn to believe this pandemic will be staying longer.

Then it will take another friend to shake you back to reality as if saying indirectly that....This pandemic is not ending soon. You have to adjust and evolve. A lot of businesses have closed down, lots of people lost their jobs, face-to-face events are not coming back soon so that means no event coverage and less opportunities to collab with brands... other than those who switched to online selling and delivery, including online events via livestreaming.

So my eagerness coupled with my inclination towards technology having a background in IT from previous work experiences, learning livestreaming was limited only to what the free versions couldn't offer. I can't just invest on something that may soon have several other competitive likeness due to possible increase in demand- zoom, be.Live, streamyard, etc., were previously just alternatives but now they are necessities if you want to stay home and avoid getting infected.

And then there's the SONA, which further added salt to our wounds.

To be continued....and FYI, this could be a forever changing diary each time I remember to add something significant within the story.

Super Juniors Tamayo, Abadiano are now Fighting Maroons

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When the next basketball season of the University Athletics Association of the Philippines opens in a Covid-free future, the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons will have the one-two punch of Nazareth School of National University in their line up.

UP Men’s Basketball Team manager Atty. Agaton Uvero confirmed today the transfer of 6’7 ultra talented big man Carl Tamayo and decorated floor general Gerry Abadiano to UP after the two National University (NU) Bullpups committed to make the big jump to Diliman.

Fighting Maroons head coach Bo Perasol personally met with the new recruits and happily welcomed the two high school stars to the team.

“Carl [Tamayo] and Gerry [Abadiano] will be a big part of our rebuilding efforts,” Uvero said. “We graduated six players last season and we have five more players who have just one playing year left. These two will help us secure our basketball future. We hope they will be model student-athletes of UP.”

“We are very happy to have Carl and Gerry in our team. Coming straight out of high school, they have five full playing years with the team. They will really be a big boost for our young team which is again in the process of rebuilding,” added Bo Perasol.

Tamayo and Abadiano, who graduate from high school this year, said they chose UP because they value education and know how the University makes sure its student athletes also perform well academically.

“It’s one of my dreams na makapag-aral sa UP. Education is one of my reasons for picking the school and siyempre ‘yong basketball program din,” said Tamayo, enrolled as a B Sports Science major.

“Sobrang saya kasi siyempre tulad ng sinabi ni Carl, dream school ko rin ang UP. Hindi lang ito tungkol sa paglalaro. ‘Yong napili ko rin dito is education. Kapag natapos na [ang basketball], di natin masabi ano mangyayari. Ang importante ay maganda ang tinapos namin,” said Abadiano, who is taking up BS Tourism.

Tamayo and Abadiano, who suited up for Gilas Pilipinas in the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup, join a loaded pool of UP recruits this year. Other players who committed to UP recently are Xavier School ace Miguel Tan, Fil-Canadians Alonso Tan and Anton Eusebio, Fil-Australian center Ethan Kirkness, Fil-Am guard Sam Dowd, and Gilas Youth cadet RC Calimag.
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